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Mary Estella Flaugh Humes

  • Birth 1 Jan 1921 Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado, USA
  • Death 16 Jun 2009 Encinitas, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Pagosa Springs area of Colorado Lat: 37 22' 24" Lon: 106 57' 55
  • Memorial ID 39841033

Mary Estella Flaugh Humes

b Jan 1, 1921 d Jun 16, 2009 Encinitas, California

Mary Estella Humes was born Jan 1, 1921 in Pagosa Springs, Colorado to Tom and Mabel Carman Flaugh. Raised on a cattle ranch in an area at the foot of the Rockies, surrounded by trees, lakes, and rivers. Milking cows, gathering eggs, raking hay, riding horses and fishing for trout were part of her everyday life. She always loved the aspens in the fall with the rich colors of autumn. She got frostbitten, stabbed with a pitchfork, teased by her brothers and by her dad, who she always called "Tom" instead of Dad. She took care of her Mom who was often ill. She played basketball, was in the Drama Club, and always wished she could sing.

Married December 31, 1940 in Yuma, Arizona to James Hallie Humes (also from Pagosa Springs), and immediately moved to San Diego. She was a wonderful daughter and sister, and a great mother to her two children, Cecil and Carolyn. Mary was a fun, loving and affectionate grandmother and great grandmother! Mom loved the Padres and the Chargers, and would follow their games enthusiastically. She was a talented and impeccable seamstress, floral designer and homemaker. Her friends adored her, as did her nieces and nephews, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren! She will be dearly missed by all of us.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her brothers Harold Flaugh and Leland "Buster" Flaugh, and one great grandchild. She is survived by her Daughter Carolyn Brooking, son Cecil Humes and his wife Gerry, Grandchildren: Patrick Humes and his wife Tracy, Colton Brooking and his wife, Kelly; Christopher Humes and his wife Nicole, Alison Brooking, and Gregory Humes and his wife Anna. Great grandchildren: Tawni, Bailey, Mason, Kira, Amanda, Wesley, Jeremiah, and Justin Humes. and Cory, Shea, and Cheyne Brooking and Tyler Brooking-Kleinertz.

Mary's loving memories of her hometown, the mountains and trees led to her family bringing her ashes home to scatter following a celebration of her life in Carlsbad, California on July 18th.


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  • Created by: Geraldine "Gerry" Humes
  • Added: 24 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39841033
  • Geraldine "Gerry" Humes
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Estella Flaugh Humes (1 Jan 1921–16 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39841033, ; Maintained by Geraldine "Gerry" Humes (contributor 46795684) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Pagosa Springs area of Colorado Lat: 37 22' 24" Lon: 106 57' 55.