Mary Alice Chancey was born May 2, 1925, in Gorman, Texas, to Grady and Alice Hines, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Chancey. Ray passes away October 11, 2005.
Mary went to be with her Lord at 4:45 a.m. on August 9, 2013. Mary loved the Lord and was a strong, faithful Christian. She was a member of the Country Club Church of Christ since 1986.
Those left to cherish her memory are; her son, Sonny Chancey and wife, Betty, two granddaughters, Cheryl Chancy-Kruse and husband, Terry of Winters, Texas. Jenna Chancey Whatley and husband, Brandon of Georgetown, Texas. Mary is also survived by her great granddaughter, Camille Kruse of Winters, Texas and great great grandson, Channing Tull Kruse of Winters, Texas. Also, one brother, Ed Hines of San Angelo, Texas. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Her nieces and nephews were her pride and joy. She loved them so much.
Mary grew in Levelland, Texas. She married Tull “Ray” Chancey of Tahoka, Texas in 1942. During World War II, Mary lived with parents and other relatives. After four and half years that Ray was in service, the war ended. Ray was discharged from service and they moved back to Levelland, Texas.
Mary worked for Southwestern Public Service until 1961 and they moved to Artesia, New Mexico. Mary worked for the Artesia Public Schools until 1971 at which time they moved to Eunice, New Mexico. She worked for Gulf/Warren Petroleum until 1986 and she and Ray decided to retire to Roswell, New Mexico to be near Sonny Chancey and family. Mary worked at Eastern New Mexico University as the Business Division Secretary until 1991.
Mary loved to cook and have big family get togethers. She also loved to sew.
As per Mary’s wishes, she was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13 at the Country Club Road Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home.