Dateline: May 15, 2008
Viola Mongole, 98, died Friday, May 9, 2008, in Spearman.
services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2008, in Citizens
Cemetery in Clarendon with Rev. Don McDonald, Pastor of First Presbyterian
Church in Canyon, officiating. Services were under the arrangement of
Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.
Mongole was born May 21, 1909 in White Deer to John and Maggie Muir
Mongole, early pioneers of the Texas Panhandle who farmed near White Deer
but later moved to Clarendon for their daughters to attend public schools.
After graduating from high school, Mabel attended West Texas College in
Canyon where she graduated. She was a resident of Clarendon most of her
life having taught in Clarendon and area schools before returning home to
care for her Mother. Mabel, with her sister Edgar Mae moved to Palo Duro
Retirement Village in Canyon in 1985 where she had many friends. She
always cared for others and had a remarkable memory. She was a beautiful
person whom all liked. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in
was preceded in death by her parents; and by her sister, Edgar Mae Mongole
on January 9, 2005.
include several cousins and special caregivers in Canyon and Hansford
Manor in Spearman.
family requests memorials be to The Children’s Home, 3400 South Bowie,
Amarillo, Texas 79109.
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