Maree Meeks McBride, 95, of Santa Fe, Texas passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene, TX.
She was born April 5, 1923 in Geneva, TX. She was married to Joe Preston McBride on July 8, 1942, and they had a wonderful 75 years of life together rearing their sons and then enjoying the life of grandparents and great grandparents. Maree was a housewife and worked part time as a checker from time to time at various food stores in the Texas City area. One of the great joys of her life was visiting family in the San Augustine area. She had a servant’s heart and loved being a member of First Baptist Church of Alta Loma.
Maree and Preston lived in Santa Fe, TX for 50 years and she spent one and half years with him in Abilene at Wisteria Independent Living Center. She then lived in the Wisteria Assisted Living facilities where she enjoyed making friends and having visitors come by to see her. She will be missed by the staff and residents.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William E. and Stella Knight Meeks, her brothers, Robert Clarence Meeks of Houston, TX, and Huellon Meeks of Geneva, TX, and sisters Lois Greer of Texas City, TX, and Margie Cole of Brownsville TX.
She is survived by her sons, Joe McBride and his wife, Nancy of Abilene, TX and Ronald McBride and Lou Ann of Rapid City, SD; grandchildren, Jason and his wife Susan, of Peshtigo, WI and Teresa McBride of Rapid City, SD; 5 great-grandchildren, Nate of Chicago, IL; Kaylee of Hoffman Estates, IL; Nicholas of Marinette, WI; Brianna and Carissa of Peshtigo, WI. along with her many nieces and nephews, and their children and many friends that enriched her life.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 17, at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel beginning at 12:00 p.m. Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in the McRae Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Local arrangements are being made by The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.