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Susan Marie Phillips Jergins
Birth: Dec. 17, 1871
Brown County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1905
Otero County
New Mexico, USA

My grandmother, Mary Lee Gertrude Jergins, was only 7 years old when her mother Susan Marie died. Grandma attended the one-room Avis school, a short walk from the cemetery where she used to go during recess and throw herself sobbing on her young mother's grave. Cathey (Weldy) Cline

Cloudcroft Silver Lining Sat. Dec. 2, 1905
Mrs. Jergins who has been ill so long is improving some, but is very weak.

Cloudcroft Silver Lining Sat. Jan. 6, 1906

Avis...Died December 12. Mrs. Susie Jergins. She came to this country seeking health and had been an invalid for a number of years. Her husband was advised by physicians to travel with her, which he did. After arriving here he was told by the physicians that further travel would be of no benefit. Everything that a devoted husband, loving children and kind and generous neighbors could do was done.

The deceased was born December 17, 1871, and was married to the husband who now survives her April 10, 1892. She became a member of the M. E. Church, So., at Brownwood, Texas in 1891 and remained a constant member. She lived the life and died the death of the righteous, triumphant in the faith that she had a home not made of hands, but an eternal home in Heaven.

Being very prosperous up to the beginning of his wife's illness, when with the hope of her recovery, he severed all business connections and finally cast his lot among us. He has the respect of all who know him, and himself, the little children and the dear old Grandmother, have the sympathy of the entire community.

Note: The obituary incorrectly states Susan Marie's name as Lusie and her marriage year as 1891. Her nickname was Susie and she married William in 1892.

Her husband's business connections were the saw/flour mill of which he was the owner and proprietor. He sold everything and moved to Avis NM where he reestablished his business in the beautiful forests of Otero County, New Mexico Territory and invested himself in the belief that the cure for his young wife's illness could be found in their new community. It was with this unwavering hope, that the young husband sought the promise of a long happy life with Susan Marie, and their children, John Barton, Mary Lee Gertrude, and baby William Edward Jr.

Her baby brother George Washington Phillips also survived her. His memorial is #90078891.

Biography by Susan's Great-granddaughter Cathey A. (Weldy) Cline 2009 
Family links: 
  Charles T. Phillips (1826 - ____)
  Mary Ann Stringer Phillips (1841 - ____)
  William Edward Jergins (1872 - 1930)
  John Barton Jergins (1893 - 1963)*
  Mary Lee Gertrude Jergins Howard (1898 - 1975)*
  William Edward Jergins (1900 - 1936)*
  Susan Marie Phillips Jergins (1871 - 1905)
  George Washington Phillips (1877 - 1950)*
*Calculated relationship
Mrs. Jergin
Avis Cemetery
Otero County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: 67
Created by: Cathey & Karla
Record added: Feb 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6159558
Susan Marie <i>Phillips</i> Jergins
Added by: Cathey & Karla
Susan Marie <i>Phillips</i> Jergins
Added by: Cathey & Karla
Susan Marie <i>Phillips</i> Jergins
Added by: Cathey & Karla
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- GLiveoak
 Added: Feb. 16, 2014

- Pat Gafford Bunch
 Added: Oct. 8, 2009
Great-Grandmother Susan, it is our prayer on this beautiful Easter Sunday that we will meet one day in Heaven.
- Cathey & Karla
 Added: Apr. 12, 2009
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