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Aletra Joy Vann Bigby
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1929
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 2012

Aletra Joy Bigby, 83, of Midland passed from this earth Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel, 801 Andrews Hwy., Midland 79701. Interment will follow in Serenity Memorial Gardens in Midland. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Aletra Joy Bigby was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Fort Worth to Willis and Velma Vann. She met the love of her life, Marvin Neal Bigby, in Fort Worth and they were married Sept. 24, 1960. They moved to Midland in 1961. They were married for 48 years until his death in March of 2009. Joy worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone until her retirement in 1988. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending her time with her grandchildren and helping them in their musical pursuits with the violin, cello and piano. She was an accomplished violinist and passed her passion for music on to her son and grandchildren. The family would like to express its deepest appreciation to the staff at Amazing Grace for the special care they gave her, the 4th floor staff at Midland Memorial for their help and Dr. Bartha for all he did for her. "God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage."--Bulgarian proverb Joy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Marvin. Survivors: Joy is survived by her sister, Carolyn Tennyson of Houston; son, Mike and wife, Beverly; granddaughter, Stephanie Pyle and husband, Chris, of Houston; grandsons, Micah Bigby and wife, Janice, of Midland, Matthew Bigby of Midland; great-grandchildren, Kairi Tennyson, Alexander Pyle, Maddox Bigby; and nephews, Kyle Tennyson and Jerry Bigby; and niece, Kathryn Edmonds.

Published in Star-Telegram on December 9, 2012 
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  Marvin N. Bigby (1931 - 2009)
Serenity Memorial Gardens
Midland County
Texas, USA
Created by: Tim Hawkins
Record added: Dec 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101927575
Aletra Joy <i>Vann</i> Bigby
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