SAN ANGELO Marye E. Watkins Stuard passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. She was born March 24, 1930, to Jesse and Leona Watkins in Stanton, Texas. Marye was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She was a homemaker and married 64 years to her high school sweetheart, Benny R. Stuard. God blessed her with the gift of art. She loved to paint and draw. She entered and won in the Stribling Art Show. She was the superintendent of the Arts and Crafts Division at the Stock Show for 20 years. Marye loved country music and dancing with Benny. They were members of the Hoolihan Acres for 15 years, the Cotton Patch Shuffle, Western Ten Hoedown and the Terpsichorean Club. She was a member of the New Women's Guild and enjoyed the time spent with all of her sorority sisters. She loved the Lord and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church. She also loved cooking and was very good at it. Pizza and English Toffee was her specialty. She took up golf at age 50 and played up until a few years ago. Marye is survived by her loving husband, Benny R. Stuard, whom she married August 26, 1950. They were stationed in Anchorage, Alaska where she worked as a bank teller. They moved back to San Angelo in 1956. She is also survived by her son, Bernie Stuard and wife Ranae, son Kenneth Stuard and wife Merry Carol, daughter Carla Lands and husband Butch; and special niece Terri Satterwhite. Her six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren were the loves of her life. Family visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 12, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Nathaniel Hankins officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bernie Stuard, Kenny Stuard, Butch Lands, Aaron Barnes, Jerry Johnson and Sonny Cortese. Honorary pallbearers are Thomas Barnes, Hayden Barnes, Konnor Barnes, Bryce Lands and Gavin Schniers. Special thanks to Shannon ER, Shannon 6th Floor Rehab and Diana Zapata for their kindness and compassion. Marye's motto in life was "Believe in God, love and be loved and have fun. Someone can ruin your minute but not your day." In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Ministry at First United Methodist Church or
. Family and friends may sign the online register book at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2014