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Mary Ann Murphy Sudbury, 84, was born in Hennessy, Oklahoma to Robert and Mertie Murphy on October 31, 1933. She grew up in Wynnewood, Oklahoma where she was a majorette for the Wynnewood Savages.
This is where she met the love of her life, Billy Sudbury. He was a football player and that is where the everlasting love began. Bill's cousin Charles Fox introduced them and 66 years later, they spent a lifetime enjoying many activities.
She started her first travels with her husband to Camp Gordon, Georgia where he was enlisted in the United States Army. They both landed in Presidio, California at the U.S. Army military fort. They begin their family but because of unforeseen reasons baby boy Sudbury did not survive. He is buried in the National Cemetery.
After Bill served his duties as a military police, they returned to Oklahoma. Their first son Billy Sudbury was born. They moved to Odessa, Texas in 1956 where their daughter Mary Kay Sudbury was born and son Robert Sudbury.
In 1956 while living in Odessa she was employed with Key Investment Company. In 1975, Mary Ann worked for First Security Savings where she was vice president.
Mary Ann loved to travel with her husband, friends, family, and her cat Tiffany. Traveling across the United States, she met many friends. They never met a stranger and welcomed friends and family into their home.
She was educated with many college courses in finances from the University of Oklahoma, Texas Tech University and McMurry University. Mary Ann was an avid reader and loved to teach finances and train young individuals in the field of finances.
She was director and secretary of the Better Business Bureau, captain for the United Way and president of the Altrusa Club of professional women.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 66 years, Bill Sudbury. They have a son, Billy Sudbury and wife Gale Sudbury, daughter Mary Kay Sudbury, and son Robert Sudbury and wife Bobbie Kay Sudbury.
They have six grandchildren - Tonya Sudbury Johnston and husband Wes Johnston and daughters Piper, Sadie, and Josie, all of Colleyville, Texas; Jerrod Sudbury of San Diego, California; Kristi Mann of Odessa, Texas; Christina Lambright and husband Billy of Keizer, Oregon; Patricia Neyer and husband Colt and daughters Kyra and Aerith of Amarillo, Texas; Melissa Mann Acosta and husband Jared Acosta and great grandson Jaxon Acosta of Odessa, Texas. She had many nieces and nephews.
She is proceeded in death by her baby boy Sudbury, her mother and father, Robert and Mertie Murphy Fox, and sisters Patsy Norton and Luette Montayne.
A lasting love is a gift from above. Her husband Billy loved to shower her with flowers and quotes. His favorite quote was: I love you twice as much today as I did yesterday and much more tomorrow.
Services will be at First Baptist Rockwall in Rockwall, Texas on Thursday January 11 at 2 p.m.
Interment will be January 15 at 10 a.m. at DFW National Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas Texas.
Any charitable donations can be made to: Brookdale Hospice, 2415 Avenue J, Suite 112, Arlington, Tx. 76006.
Published on January 9, 2018
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