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LUCY KIDD WORTHLEY
Memorial services for Lucy Kidd Worthley will be held Monday, May
21, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Sherman with
Dr. James Pledger officiating. Interment will follow at West Hill
Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home.
Mrs. Worthley passed away Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Wilson N. Jones Memorial
Hospital at the age of 101.
Lucy Eleanor Kidd was born at Kidd-Key College on October 9, 1899,
the daughter of Edwin and Cecile Kidd. She was educated at the college
where she was particularly gifted in music. The family lived part-time
on their farm north of Sherman where Lucy had to travel by horse and buggy
back and forth to school.
In 1920 she married Oscar Dorr Worthley who had come to Sherman
from San Antonio to purchase and manage the Binkley Hotel. Leaving
the hotel business, they returned to Bon Aire farm where the operated a
grade A dairy. Lucy, with her love of animals, was an accomplished
equestrian and took an active part in the management of the farm.
During the war years she worked as food manager at Perrin Field.
In 1946, Lucy took the position as housemother at the University
of Oklahoma, and in 1949m, moved to Austin to become housemother for the
Kappa Gammas. After retiring, she returned to the farm to enjoy her
family, gardening and playing bridge. She held a Grand Master Bridge
Preceded in death by her husband, O.D., in 1945, she is survived
by her daughter, Cecile Sanderson; son, Edwin D, Wrthley, three grandchildren,
Paul H. Sanderson and wife, Betty, Lucy Ann Sanderson, John Webb Sanderson
and wife, Marty; three great-grandchildren; Patricia Cecile Williams and
husband, Jason Williams and Jeffrey and Stephen Sanderson.
The family will receive visitors at the Webb Sanderson home, #7
Vancouver, on Sunday, May 20, 2001 from 7 to 8 a.m.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Field, Joe Fallon, Ben McKinney
and Lee Hudgins.
If desired, memorials may be made to Home Hospice of Grayson County,
505 W. Center Street, Sherman, Texas 75090, or the donor's favorite charity.