|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1894|
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 1979|
"Aunt Tat had a heart like a hotel. Room for everyone. We just loved to go to her house because all she cared about was whether or not you were happy and had enough to eat. The couch had three legs on it so it rocked. If we scratched ourselves, she would kiss it and make the hurt go away and we went out to play again. She had such a calm way about her.
"One day I called her on the phone and asked her how I could ever repay her for all the wonderful things she had done for me all during the years. She immediately answered that 'you never repay anyone back -- you just pass it along.'
"She would not have recognized a problem if she had one. In her old age, after a stroke, and on a walker, she mentioned to Uncle Phil (her husband, he was in his eighties) and their youngest son Courtenay (he had brain damage due to an automobile accident) that they were so fortunate because they had no problems.
"The last time I saw her she was in the nursing home. She told me she wanted to go home. And I explained that the reason she was in the nursing home was because Gus (her daughter) could not take care of her. She immediately said, 'No, I mean my heavenly home!' And in a few days, that's where she was!" --niece Agnes
Annie Statire "Tat" McGary was born on 2 August 1894 in Houston, Texas, to Samuel Hopkins "Sam" McGary and his wife, Lida J "Lidie" Stroup. Her father was editor of The Beaumont Journal. Tat was named for her aunt, Annie Statira Baker. Her mother died when she was three years old; Tat lived in the home of another aunt, Martha McGary Foster, after her father remarried. Tat married William Philmer "Phil" Oxford Sr, 29 December 1917, in Beaumont. They had four children: William Philmer "Billy" Jr, Sam McGary "Mac", Edna Gussie, and Courtenay Robert Oxford. Tat McGary Oxford died, 26 April 1979, aged 84, in Burnet, Texas, and was buried with her husband at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.
Samuel Hopkins McGary (1866 - 1908)
Lida J Stroupe McGary (1871 - 1897)
William Philmer Oxford (1888 - 1979)
William Philmer Oxford (1918 - 2008)*
Sam McGary Oxford (1920 - 1952)*
Edna Gussie Oxford Holston (1922 - 1995)*
Courtenay Robert Oxford (1925 - 1983)*
Edna Morris McGary Hammerman (1892 - 1970)*
Annie Statire McGary Oxford (1894 - 1979)
Sammie McGary Bihn (1896 - 1938)*
Kirby Call McGary (1903 - 1973)**
AUG. 2, 1894
APRIL 26, 1979
Note: double stone with WILLIAM PHILMER OXFORD
Lakeland Hills Memorial Park
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Record added: Feb 26, 2009
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