Jewel McCary Harp

March 7, 2013 • Obituaries

No services are scheduled at this time for Jewel McCary Harp, 95, of Roswell, who passed away March 6, 2013.

Jewel was born to John and Tenie Kirby McCary, on Oct. 28, 1917, at her family’s ranch in Young County, Texas. She lived there with her parents and brother outside of Olney, Texas, until she left to attend Texas Women’s University. She graduated in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science degree and began her long teaching career.

In 1940, Jewel traveled alone by train to Roswell to accept a teaching position in the Roswell Public Schools. Her father was very apprehensive about her moving to New Mexico as he often said, Login to read more

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