Mary Donham – Runnels County Register

Mary Donham by her relatives, Mary Ann Donham of Andrews went to see the Lord on July 24, 2022, at the age of 81.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022, at First Baptist Church in Andrews, Texas with Pastor Brant O’Conner officiating.

Mary was born on April 18, 1941 in Runnels County near Maverick, Texas to Jeff and Edna Hardy Harris. She spent her youth in the Maverick community and attended Norton High School. She graduated with the Class of 1960. Mary attended Maverick Baptist Church where she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. She walked by faith throughout her life following God’s plan through good times and dark times without complaining.

Watching her mother instilled in Mary a deep love for home and family. She realized the eternal value of this and became a homemaker who cared for her home and her family. She was a wonderful baker (cookies, muffins, cornbread dressing), gardener, and seamstress. A quote from the novelist Thomas Wolfe could refer to Mary: “There is no spectacle on earth more attractive than that of a beautiful woman in the art of preparing dinner for those she loves”. Her happiest times were spent with her husband Larry and other family members laughing and enjoying the Christmas gathering, 42’s competitive games, drinking a cup of joe, watching birds in the court, to fish on the river and above all to be together.

Mary Ann Harris and Larry Calvin Donham were married on August 27, 1965 in Coleman, Texas. Their 57 years together have been spent enjoying their home in Andrews. They lived in Lubbock, Houston and Andrews. They traveled miles to watch Red Raider basketball and football games. They enjoyed gospel music concerts and attended Gaither concerts and National Quartet conventions. Mary was particularly fond of Branson, Missouri. Mary and Larry were members of First Baptist Church in Andrews, Texas for over 50 years.

Mary was predeceased by her parents, Jeff and Edna Hardy Harris. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Larry of Andrews, a brother, Jimmy Harris of Winters, Texas, and a sister and best friend Sallye Lyles and Tommy of Floydada, Texas. She is also survived by a special nephew Jeff, other beloved nieces and nephews and cousins.

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