Mildred Cannan

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Mildred Ann Fisher Cannan, 92, of Willis, Texas went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 27, 2012. Mildred was born on July 26, 1920 in Liberty, Texas to Charles William Fisher, Sr. and Florence Parthenia Calhoon Fisher. She graduated from Liberty High School in 1937, attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. On August 30, 1940, she married Ed Cannan, Sr. and they shared 63 wonderful years together.

Their family was the light of their lives. Their children, Ed Cannan, Jr., Milly Jeffers, Beverly Woolum, and William L. Cannan, Sr. were raised to enjoy fishing, hunting, and camping. This appreciation of nature has been passed down to the 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grand children, creating many happy memories for each generation.

A special legacy of love established by Ed and Mildred was the traditional trek in the woods to "The Magic Christmas Tree". Each child, regardless of age, anticipated the gold coins scattered along the path lit by luminaries. Guided by Granddaddy's voice announcing each child's name, at last there it was..."The Magic Christmas Tree", glittering in the forest with an ornament and a candy cane for each person. Grandmother was an accomplished story teller. She would read the Story of Christ's birth and the singing of Christmas carols would fill the air with joy.

She touched many lives by her gift of teaching and her charitable heart. She faithfully gave to others through her activities in the First Methodist Church in Liberty, Conroe, and Willis. In addition to being a leader in Brownies and a Sunday school teacher, she was active in United Methodist Women's Circle Groups.

She was beloved by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her sister, Charlotte Fisher Finley and husband Bruce Finley, her sister-in-law, Barbara Holcombe Fisher, nieces, nephews, and the community she so graciously served. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents, her sisters, Flo Fisher Locke, Charlene Fisher Kourie and brother, Charles William Fisher, Jr.

The family wishes to express our deepest appreciation to Connie McClesse, a dear friend for many years and to the loving staff of Embracing Hospice Care, who so tenderly cared for our Mother.

A celebration of Mildred Cannan's life will be held at the Liberty City Cemetery on July 30, 2012 at 10:00 am. Allison Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Edward B. Cannan Elementary School located at 7639 County Line Rd., Willis, Texas 77378.

Published on from July 27 to Aug. 9, 2012
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