Dateline: May 10, 2001


Flora Kathryn Westmoreland McMurtry (Kaki) passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2001. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-four years, James Alfred McMurtry, and her sister, Janice Young of St. Louis, MO. 

She is survived by her sister, Louise Darnell, of San Angelo, TX; her four daughters, Connally McMurtry of Dallas, Marcia Bankhead of Dallas, Marilyn Bergman of Boerne; and Christina Craig of Dallas; her eleven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Kaki was born in Clarendon on November 7, 1920. She attended the University of Missouri where she pledged Pi Beta Phi in 1938. After marrying Alfred in 1941, they built a life around ranching and raising a family in Clarendon . After retirement in 1969, the couple moved to Rockport, Texas, and finally to Dallas. Always active in her church and her community, she remained diligent in the pursuit of excellence for her family and for herself. A lifelong learner, she spoke fluent Spanish, was a life master at bridge, a gourmet cook, an avid reader, and an innovative homemaker.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2001, in the chapel of Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas where she was a charter member. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2001, at First Presbyterian Church in Clarendon.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Park Cities Presbyterian Church, 4307 Newton Ct., Dallas, TX 75219.

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