On April 21, our beloved Mimmie died in Midland Hospice having been injured in a fall the previous week. She was buried in the Eldorado cemetery on Saturday April 24th after a beautiful service at the First Baptist Church of Eldorado, where she was a member for the most of her life. Mildred May Kent was born in Crockett, Texas in Houston County on September 21, 1907 to Albert Ephraim Kent and Carrie Cummings Hill Kent. The family moved to Schleicher County in 1909 traveling in a covered wagon. After farming south of Eldorado for several years, Albert died of influenza in 1918, leaving a widow with nine children. Cummie managed to buy a home for the family in town in 1921, where the Kent family lived until all the nine children had finished high school and left home.
Mary Ann Wagner, passed away from pancreatic cancer on April 19, 2010, the same way that she lived, very peacefully. She was home until the very end and was surrounded and comforted by her family, exactly the way she wanted it to be.
Mary Ann brought three incredible children into this world, Neil, Melony and Wende, and helped raise her stepson, Chris. She taught them all from the very beginning about God’s love. The loves of her life were her grandchildren, Neil Jr., Marina, Isabella, Kelley and Coleman. They too brought her so much joy. God and Jesus were her mainstay, but so was her family. Neil Williams and his wife Annie of Driftwood, Texas, Melony Roche and her husband Jim of Eldorado, Texas, Wende Ibarra and her husband Arthur of Lockhart, Texas and Chris Wagner and his wife Yvette of Austin, Texas. She also left a sister, Jane Thompson and her husband Steve, a niece, Tracy Lord and a nephew Todd Thompson, and many other nieces and nephews as well.
Hope Wilson Huffman of San Angelo, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at her home, surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer. Graveside service were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 3, at Fairmount Cemetery with the Reverend Bill Proctor officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Hope was born February 5, 1961, in San Angelo, to Duncan C. O. Wilson, Jr., and Patricia Hope Wilson. She was very proud to be a 7th generation Texan and traced her roots back to Stephen F. Austin’s “Old 300” on one side and early German settlers who founded Gruene, Texas, on the other.
Hope graduated from Central High School in 1979. She graduated with a BS in Speech from the University of Texas. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Pursuing her interests in politics after graduation, she first worked for U.S. Senator John Tower, then for Ronald Reagan’s ‘84 presidential reelection campaign. After he won, she moved to the Department of Agriculture as a political appointee. Later she worked for Karl Rove’s political consulting firm in Austin. She was also appointed as a director to the Upper Colorado River Authority in 1998.