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Merle Childs Sawyer
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1913
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1992
Harris County
Texas, USA

Merle Childs was the daughter of Lonnie and Ruby (Newman) Childs. She was a 1932 graduate of Fairfield High School, a legal stenographer in the Court House and also worked in the Tax Collector's office. She married Feb. 15 1936 to Joseph Weldon Sawyer of Mexia, TX. They were the parents of twins, Laurie Ann and Joseph Weldon "Buzz" Sawyer, Jr.

Merle joined the First Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher for 18 years and Chairman of the Ruby Childs U. M. U. circle for many years.

Merle and Weldon lived in Fairfield until Weldon sold his Paint & Body Shop and then moved to Houston. Merle's husband Weldon died in 1976 after a lengthy illness. Merle remarried to Carl Wilson, a widower, in Houston. Carl's death was in 1984 and he is buried in Walker Co., TX beside his first wife Grace. You can see memorial #57027658 for Carl.

Merle was buried beside her first husband in Fairfield in 1992. Her stone does not have Wilson only Merle C.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lonnie Childs (1873 - 1971)
  Ruby Clay Newman Childs (1879 - 1949)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph Weldon Sawyer (1913 - 1976)
 
 Children:
  Laurie Ann Sawyer Shows (1944 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairfield Cemetery
Fairfield
Freestone County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Billie Bournias
Record added: Apr 28, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109646813
Merle <i>Childs</i> Sawyer
Added by: Billie Bournias
 
Merle <i>Childs</i> Sawyer
Added by: Billie Bournias
 
Merle <i>Childs</i> Sawyer
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I will not forget the good times at your house with your children and my classmates.
- Billie Bournias
 Added: Apr. 28, 2013
 
 
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