Dateline: September 28, 2006
Crocker Mastin, 84, died Saturday, September 16, 2006, in
Private burial was
held at the Claude Cemetery on Monday, September 18, 2006. Services were
under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Venita was raised in
a loving farm family in Godly, Texas. She had four sisters and one
brother. As a young woman she moved to Dallas, Texas, married, and raised
three children. In her retirement years, she moved to the Texas Panhandle.
You may remember a silver-haired, blue eyed lady in a denim hat and red
vest who could be seen at most garage sales for over 20 years.
Few knew she was an
accomplished free lance writer with many published novels, magazine
articles, newspaper columns in The Dallas Times Herald and wrote jokes for
Phyllis Diller and Hinny Youngman. She even appeared doing stand-up comedy
in the Amarillo Little Theater.
She also worked for
Sears and as a secretary for the Dallas County Agriculture Department.
She always had a
smile on her face and a scripture to share on Bible prophecy. Being one of
Jehovah’s Witnesses and sharing her knowledge on the Bible was her
favorite thing to do. So if you missed out on getting to know our mother,
you missed out on a real treasure. We love her and miss her.
Survivors include two
daughters, Sharlee Snail of Closter, New Jersey, and Cherle Mastin of
Oklahoma City; one son, David Mastin of Claude.
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