SAN ANGELO Emily Beard Elrod Munn, age 90, passed away Jan. 18, 2013, in Baptist Memorial. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Johnson's Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fairmont Cemetery. Emily was born Aug. 5, 1922, in Cheek, Texas. She was the only child of George A. and Mary (Dickens) Beard. They moved to San Angelo in 1927. Emily graduated from San Angelo High School at the age of 14. She attended San Angelo College for two years and then continued her education at Southern Methodist University. She graduated from SMU in 1942, with a Master's Degree in Mathematics. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Following graduation, she taught at Ballinger High school for one year. She married Hamlin Kennedy Elrod on Dec. 24, 1943. They began their life ranching in Glasscock County. Emily began teaching at Forsan High School in 1953, where she taught for 28 years. She and her husband were charter members of the Forsan Methodist Church. They moved the old Otis Chalk school house to Forsan and began having services in 1950. Emily and "Ham" enjoyed 35 years of marriage before he passed away in 1978. Emily married Wayne Munn on March 13, 1982, and moved to his ranch in Water Valley. He passed away in 1989. For 57 years she was an active member of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs. She was a charter member of the TFWC Forsan Study Club. She was a member of the Water Valley Bridge Club, Pocahontas Chapter of DAR, San Angelo Retired Teachers Association and the First United Methodist Church of San Angelo. Emily is survived by her son, H.K. Elrod and his wife, Mary of Page, Ariz. and their children, Elizabeth and Daniel Hudson of Scotland; Chris Moore of Florida; Stacy and Norm Webb of New Jersey; and Maggie Moore of Washington. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Alexander and her husband, Jim of San Angelo and their children, Bryan and Aline Alexander of New Mexico and Ashley and Justin White of Lubbock. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Bettie Elrod of Junction; and a stepdaughter, Sally Lacy of Water Valley. The pallbearers will be Javan Vosburg of San Angelo, David Redwine of Andrews, Gary Burton of Forsan, Benny Pickett of Big Spring, J.F. Poyer of Grandbury and Tim Spivey of Big Spring. Honorary pallbearers will be Jessie Louis Overton of Big Spring and Raymond Phillips of Stanton. The family wishes to thank the staff at Baptist Memorial, Dr. John Harvey and Dr. Grant for their compassionate care and advice that provided a peaceful environment during her final years. The family asks that any memorials be made in her name to the West Texas Boy's Ranch, 36 W. Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903, Baptist Memorial, First United Methodist Church, or the
. Family and friends may sign an online register book at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2013