Mary Washburn, 87 of Promise Land Road, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Carlsbad Medical Center. Cremation has taken place as well as a private family memorial service Rev. Jimmy Tarvin officiated. Interment will take place tomorrow (Mon. July 16) at the Sunset Cemetery in Sunset, Texas. . Services are under the direction of West Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at westfuneralhomellc.com
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Mary Lee (Little) Washburn was born on April 12, 1925 in Big Sandy, Texas to Floyd L. and Lois (Gregston) Little.
Mary and Art Washburn were married on January 27, 1943 in Floydada, Texas. Art preceded her in death in 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 9 brothers and sisters, 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
She is survived by 8 children which includes daughters: Margie Cole of Artesia, NM, Virginia Jackson and husband Jack of Lovington, Peggy Ballou and husband Johnny and Belle Wilson and husband Stephen all of Hope, NM and Karen Schoolcraft of Carlsbad; sons: Bill Washburn and wife Jeanetta and Johnny Washburn and wife Melissa all of Carlsbad and Bobby Washburn and wife Shirley of Happy Valley; sisters: Carla Haston and husband A.D. of Jacksboro, TX and Alma Fowler of Sunset, TX; 23 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers are; David Wilson, Steve Johnson, Robert Schoolcraft, Dean Schoolcraft, Tyrell Wilson, Mark Johnson III, Ken Jackson, Billy Jr. Washburn.
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on July 15, 2012
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