Date of BirthAugust 01, 2017

Edith Myram Farmer Ussery Obituary

Date of BirthAugust 01, 2017

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Date of DeathJanuary 23, 2017

Edith Myram Farmer Ussery Obituary

from jackson, Texas, United States

Edith Myram Farmer UsserySan AngeloEdith Myram Farmer Ussery died on June 23, 2017, at the family home in 1959. She gave all of herself to every endeavor, even in death. In her 92 plus years, she outlived her parents, her husband, Van F.; her son-in-law, Jack Davis; all her siblings on both sides of the family except one; as well as many other family members.Edith was born on Aug. 29, 1924, in Water Valley, Texas to Sophie and Robert Farmer. She had eight brothers and sisters (Archie, Lorraine, Eugene, Crawford, Wade, James Dean, Orvil and Irene) and they grew up in San Angelo and Water Valley. She met the love of her life while working at a soda shop, when a dashing young pilot named Van F. Ussery noticed her "pretty legs"?. They were married on March 30, 1943 and had a true love - those who got to experience their relationship will never forget.Education was important to Edith and she graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, with a Master's Degree in Education in 1981, at age 57. She was a member of national honor societies, Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Delta Pi and she was a life-time member of the University of Texas-Exes.Edith taught kindergarten for almost 30 years, retiring from Austin ISD in 1990. She taught without need for fanfare or awards; instead for the love of learning and for each child. She loved to spend time with her large and ever-growing family starting with her three daughters and families, Annette and Arnold Foradory, Van Davis and Jenny and Scott Hall. She had six grandchildren and through family and marriage, she had 16 great and 15 great-great-grandchildren.Edith is also survived by several friends and family members including Jeanne Jackson, Dwain Farmer, Mark Brunson, Buck (Jane) Morrow, Linda (John) Goble, Dave Ussery, Lisa Bailey, Ellen Caruthers and many more.Pallbearers are Eddy Foradory, Wade Foradory, Vance Foradory, Melanie Gore, Stefanie Matula, Cooper Hall, Joshua Hilliard and Lacey Hilliard.Service is at 2 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017. Further details can be found at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, North Lamar. In one of Edith's many books of addresses, information about her life and those she cared for, we found this quote: "A hundred years from now, it will not matter? what my bank account was, or the sort of house I lived in or the kind of car I drove; but the world may be a little different because I was important in the life of a child."