Dateline: August 11, 2005
Ann Levell Cargill
Davis McGuire died on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at her home in Alpine
surrounded by her family and friends.
She was 65.
Ann was born near
Rochester, Texas, on December 16, 1939, to Eddie and Ollie Cargill.
Her father, Eddie, a farmer, was also a WWI veteran who adopted the
middle name of “Armistice” upon returning home from WWI.
Ann’s mother, Ollie, died the day after Ann was born due to
complications following childbirth. Eddie
was unable to care for newborn Ann, so she was raised by Mary Josephine (Josey)
Cargill Davis (grandmother) and Fred Inglehardt Davis (uncle) in
Rochester, where she graduated from high school in 1958.
Ann was a cheerleader for the Rochester Steers, enjoyed home
economics classes, and was active in all social activities.
Ann attended Abilene
Christian College and Hardin-Simmons University and earned a
Cosmetologists License from the Abilene Beauty College in 1959. She was married on April 11, 1959 to Douglas Allen McGuire of
Ann retired from Sul
Ross State University (SRSU) in 2001, after working more than a total of
fourteen years for the university Physical Plant and the Wildenthal
Memorial Library. Prior to
joining SRSU she worked as a cosmetologist in Abilene until her husband
graduated from Hardin-Simmons; County Tax Assessor Collector Assistant for
Runnels County Tax Office in Ballinger; secretary and bookkeeper for
Wallace Monument Company in Clarendon; and receptionist for Dr. Thomas
Coats in Alpine.
Ann is survived by
her husband of over 46 years, Douglas Allen McGuire; her two sons Mickey
Douglas McGuire and wife Pamela Gomez McGuire of Little Rock, Arkansas,
and Bradford Rhea McGuire and wife Karen Roach McGuire of Alpine, Texas;
and her sister Wanda Gayle Powers of Pampa, Texas.
She has ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Ann loved working on
craft projects, collecting cookbooks, researching the family history, and
putting together family scrapbooks. Her faith and love of the Lord
sustained her throughout her life. She
was a supporter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and
former President and Gold Star member of the American Legion Women’s
Auxiliary. A celebration of life is planned at the American Legion Hall
in Alpine on Saturday, September 3, 2005, at 6 p.m. All family and friends
are invited to attend.
Ann was preceded in
death by her grandmother, uncle, mother, father, three sisters and three
The family encourages everyone to be an organ donor, because Ann was a lung transplant recipient, and asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society (PO Box 1140, Alpine, TX 79831), Michael’s Mountain Ministry (PO Box 822, Alpine, TX 79831), or the American Legion, Post 79, Big Bend Unit.
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