Mary Wood

June 17, 2012 • Obituaries


Mary Wimberly Wood, loving mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at her home in Roswell. She was 73.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Washington Avenue Fellowship Church with the Rev. Randy Reeves and Dick and Blaine Wimberly officiating.

Mary Louise O’Bannon was born Sept. 3, 1938, in Dallas Center, Iowa, to Claude and Myrtle (Burton) O’Bannon. She was married to Edger Deen Wimberly for 30 years, then divorced. They raised three children while she [auth] worked as an office manager at TG &Y. She later retired from the Clovis Walmart. Mary will be remembered as a hard worker, a very generous person and a helping person who would give the shirt off her back to those who needed help. She loved arts and crafts, line and square dancing, and was a member of a jug band. Mary was a good and faithful servant to Christ, eternal do-gooder and a saint. She will be dearly missed.

Mary was preceded in death by two daughters, Becky Kay Wimberly and Kathy Ferrell; her parents Claude and Myrtle O’Bannon; and boyfriend Weldon Odell.

Those left to cherish Mary’s memory are son Dick Wimberly, of Crane, Texas; daughter Cheri Vogler, of Hitchcock, Texas; grandchildren, Shataia Garza, of Borger, Texas, Shane Franklin of Borger, Hugh Wimberly, of Los Angeles, and Nigel Wimberly, of Denver; great-grandchildren, Jalin, Isaiah and Janaia Garza, Isabella and Justin Franklin, Shane Franklin II and Mattie Smily; daughter, Desiree Smith, of Alamogordo; and Jackie Smily, Morgan Marie Smith, and Brandon Smith.

She had many wonderful friends in life and church. A thank you goes out to all her loving friends and special ones who helped her through her later years: Weldon Odell, his son Robert and his wife Terry, and the rest of the Odell family; Sandra Moore, Jessica and Joe Lopez, and Tina Lanbing, a good friend and neighbor.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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