Mary Alma Stebens Brocker, 94, of San Angelo, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with Pastor Gary Philips from Lifepoint Baptist Church officiating of which she was a member.
Mary was born Aug. 31, 1918, to William and Gertrude Stebens in Garden City, Kan. She was the second of 12 children.
She married Francis Brocker on Dec. 9, 1938, in Lakin, Kan. They started their married life in Monte Vista, Colo., and moved to Pueblo, Colo., working for Standard Oil. They also moved to Dodge City, Kan., Lubbock, Texas and settled in Albuquerque, N.M.
Mary studied art at the studio of Joe Murrillo, a professor of art at the University of New Mexico. After moving to San Angelo, Mary became a lifetime member of the Kendall Art Gallery. She taught art classes in San Angelo and Ozona, Texas. She was a well known artist specializing in blue bonnets, barns and windmills. She entered many exhibits across West Texas including the "Stribling Art Show" winning many awards. She was also a member of the Greater San Angelo Craft Guild.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers, Harold, Jim and Ed Stebens; sisters, Pauline (Irisk), Millie (Irisk Miller), Lola (Stopple) and Gertie (McCullum); son-in-law, Edward Fuqua; and numerous lifelong friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Fuqua; granddaughter, Kara Ferguson and Nathan; grandson, John Fuqua; great-grandsons, Eric, Tyler and Harley Ferguson and William Fuqua and Ariana; great-great-grandchildren, Shi and Eric Ferguson, Cheyanne Fuqua and Mikey Mann; brother, Willard Stebens of California; and sisters, Joan Washam of Washington, Jan Kelly of Colorado, and Dorothy Komlofske of Kansas; sister in law, Janice Stebens of Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews across the United States.
The family would like to thank Dr. Morton, home health aide Sherry, Recency House Nursing Home for her care in the last year and the doctor and nurses from Lighthouse Hospice for her last week.
Family and friends can sign the online register book at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com
Johnson's Funeral Home, 435 W. Beauregard in San Angelo, is in charge of arrangements.