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Merle (Farquhar) Feild
1916 - 2005

Source:  Austin American Statesman, 21 May 2005
Contributed by
Kay Keele, <jrkkee @ centex . net>, Aug 2012

Merle Farquhar Feild, 88, passed away Thursday, May 19, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple after a brief illness.
She was born in Lake Victor, Texas, on July 16, 1916, to Bertha and Ed Farquhar, who preceded her in death.  Merle was a faithful member of the Lake Victor Baptist Church since the age of 13.  She graduated from Lake Victor High School in 1934, and attended and graduated from Nixon Clay Business School in Austin.  After graduating, she worked as a secretary at the Court House in Lampasas prior to her marriage to Brownlee Feild on August 25, 1938.  She was a devoted Christian wife and mother and worked side-by-side with Brownlee raising turkeys and tending livestock while raising two children.  She was a member of quilting and home demonstration clubs and assisted with cemetery surveys.  She also participated in U.S. Census taking for several years and enjoyed gathering family history.
Merle is survived by her husband, Brownlee, and son Jack and wife, Vivian of Burnet; and daughter Jan Whisenant and husband, Ron, of Dallas.  Grandchildren are Barbara and Mort Smith, Jack and Verna Feild, and Ricky and Melinda Feild , all of Katy, Texas.  Great-grandchildren are Curtis and Callie Smith, Ashley and Cassidy Feild, and Dwain Sutton and Justin Feild, also of Katy.  She is also survived by a sister, Billie Puryear of Crowley, Texas, sister-in-law Maggie Feild of Burnet; and nieces, Carol Young, Dianne Duddington and Judy Westphal.
Services will be held on May 22nd at 2:p.m. at Edgar Funeral Home in Burnet with burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Lake Victor.  Pallbearers will be Jack Feild, Jr., Ricky Feild, Mort Smith, Buddy Feild, Charles Barrett, Marion Ferguson, Brownlee Bowmer and Robert Duty.  Honorary pallbearers are Worth Hutto, Emmitt Jackson, Nolan Warner, John Bowden, Jim Richey and Jim Cummings.

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