Mabel Louise Shaffer Ware Obituary, 2008

Mable Ware passed away at Heartfelt Manor on Thursday, May 15. Mable Louise Shaffer Ware was born on December 11, 1911 in Hamilton, Texas to Rufus Shaffer and Myrtie Britton. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1939 with her bachelor degree in Education. On October 12, 1932 she married R.C. Ware in Clovis, NM and borne 2 children, Jerry Ware and Truman Dale Ware. Mable received her Masters degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1962.

Mable taught school for over 30 years, 27 of those years were spent at Washington Avenue and Valley View Elementary Schools in Roswell, NM. Mable served as President of the Local Education Association as well as other offices. Upon her retirement from the Roswell Independent School District in 1972, Mable was honored by being inducted into the Southeastern District of the State Teachers Convention Hall of Fame. She opened the first Kindergarten school in Roswell at her home before moving into her joyous years of teaching first grade.

She is survived by her son Jerry Ware and his wife Elaine of Roswell, daughter-in-law Joyce Ware of Roswell; her grandchildren Terry Ware of Barcelona, Spain; Gary Ware of California; Jason Ware and his wife Stacy and Traci Fowler and her husband Jay of Roswell; Jarod Ware and Joel Ware and wife Toni of Hobbs, NM, and her great-grandchildren Nicholas Ware, Steaphan Shepherd, Tovian Shepherd, Shelby Cathy, Jadin Ware, Steven Olivas, and Seleste Olivas.

As Mable lived her life she taught several, touched many, and loved all. She inspired those who knew her to live a good, honest life full of special memories and people. Mable once stated that her greatest gift in life was her Salvation. The family asks that you help us honor her by attending services that are scheduled for Tuesday, 2:00 p.m., May 20, 2008 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Weston Ware will conduct the services with interment to follow at South Park Cemetery.

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Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel


Source:  LaGrone Funeral Home, on-line

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