|Birth: ||Apr. 26, 1931|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 2011|
SERVICES- 3:00 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Robertson Funeral Directors Saints Roost Chapel in Clarendon with Patrick Robertson, officiating.
INTERMENT - Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon.
Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.
Mary was born April 26, 1931 in Adams County, Iowa the daughter of Albert "Swede" and Nellie Gillmore Larson and was raised in Kansas and Washington. She married Oris Calvin McCrary in September 1948 and became a resident of Clarendon, TX where she raised her four children. She left Donley County in 1970 and she moved to Lubbock and eventually settled in Amarillo. She later married Michael Shannon and then James Auldridge, both of whom preceded her in death. In 2008 she returned to Clarendon where she was residing at the time of her death. Mary Auldridge was a retired LVN with a 26 year career of ministering to the needs of others. She began her career as an OB/GYN nurse bringing new life into the world and ended as a geriatric nurse, helping the elderly move on to a better world. She loved dancing, country music, parties and celebrations. She was the "spice of life" to all who knew her. Her greatest pride in life was to be "Momer" to her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren.
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY- her parents; a son, Jesse McCrary and wife Sharon; 4 sisters and 2 brothers.
SURVIVORS- 2 daughters, Kathy McCrary Shields and "forever" son in law, Brent Shields of Clarendon and Karen McCrary Dunlap and husband Dwight of Amarillo; a son, Jimmy Dean McCrary of Sturgis, SD; 3 sisters, Betty Taul of Baldwin City, KS, Jo Lynn Ginter and Donna Roberts of Topeka, KS; one brother, Gary Hunter of Topeka, KS; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; several "grandchildren of endearment"; her faithful companion, Banda and many beloved friends and family members.
Created by: Mary Hubbard-Miller
Record added: Mar 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66851279
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