Myra Weatherford Mills passes away Nov. 28 in Temple
Myra Weatherfors Mills born December 19, 1909, to Rubye Ashford and John Weatherfors in Hempstead, Texas, died November 28, 2001, in Temple, Texas.
Myra was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 66 years, Robert Lockhart Mills. She is survived by her daughters, Camilla Mills Patton and husband Robert of Lockhart, TX; and Rita Mills Rice and husband Allen of Salado, TX. Also surviving are Lisa Patton McMahon and husband David of Midland, TX. Dianna Patton Decker, and husband Harvey; and daughter Kelsey Lockhart Decker of Los Alomos, NM; and sexily Ashford Rice of San Francisco, CA.
As a young secretary for Humble oil and refining company (Exxon) at the Raccoon Ben Oil Camp in Austin County, she met and married a young petroleum engineer Robert Lockhart Mills.
Myra and Robert the early days of the oil industry in Texas, from Humble oil camps in Raccoon Bend, Hastings, Tomball, Sugarland, Clifton by the sea and then in 1949, to Houston where they lived for 25 years. Fifteen years after retirements, they returned to Austin county (Bellville) where they enjoy a rich and full life for 18 years. Twelve years ago, they moved to the Meridian in Temple, where they spent their last years together.
She was a volunteer at the Methodist Hospital in Houston for 25 years, and an active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Houston, First United Methodist Church, Bellville and First United Methodist Church, Temple.
She was a devoted Christian, a seamstress, an accomplished artist, a cook, homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Jan 26 at the Temple Meridian, 4312 S 31st Street, Temple.
Memorials can be made to: First United Methodist Church, 102 North 2nd Street, Temple, TX. 76501; Salado United Methodist Church, P.o> Box 771, Salado, TX. 76571; and the Texas A&M University College of Medicine, 2401 South 31st Street, Temple TX. 76508