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In Memory of

Mary Elizabeth Largin Wren

December 25, 1915 - October 10, 2013

Obituary



Mary Elizabeth (Largin) Wren



 Christmas Child – 1915-2013



Mary Wren, age 97, went to her home in heaven October 10, 2013. Her daughter, Betsy, was singing hymns to her as she met the Lord Jesus. She was peaceful and prepared for a life of eternal glory.



Like Jesus, she was a “Christmas Child”, born on Christmas Day, 1915, in Cleburne, Texas, to O.W. and Clara Largin. She grew up in a Christian home and graduated from Wichita Falls High in 1933. Her marriage to the Reverend Floyd...


Mary Elizabeth (Largin) Wren



 Christmas Child – 1915-2013



Mary Wren, age 97, went to her home in heaven October 10, 2013. Her daughter, Betsy, was singing hymns to her as she met the Lord Jesus. She was peaceful and prepared for a life of eternal glory.



Like Jesus, she was a “Christmas Child”, born on Christmas Day, 1915, in Cleburne, Texas, to O.W. and Clara Largin. She grew up in a Christian home and graduated from Wichita Falls High in 1933. Her marriage to the Reverend Floyd G. Wren was on April 14, 1934, First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls TX. Mary graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Corpus Christi in 1955 where she was a student leader and Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. During this time she was making a home and raising four children. She taught at Austin Elementary School for twenty six years, retiring in 1981. Her legacy was teaching poor and underprivileged children. Many were touched by her care, concern, and brilliance as an educator.



She was a Baptist Youth leader, WMU president, Pastor’s wife and Sunday school teacher. Her beautiful soprano voice was a blessing to every choir and church service. She was President of the Daughters of the Nile Choir and served as Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. She packed dozens of gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child every year, and supported many other humanitarian causes during her long life. After retirement she became a well-known oil painter. Her paintings of flowers, Padre Island, Hill country Bluebonnets, and the Mountain West were extraordinary.   



Mary loved traveling and visited all fifty states. She enjoyed studying the family genealogy and complied a complete family tree with photo albums. We all admired her considerable intellect. This bright lady still did the daily Crossword and Suduku at age 97.  She loved reading, shopping, advising her children, and praising the Lord. Her incredible life is a testament to what a determined woman, with little means, can achieve. She is a shining example for every young woman to follow.



We will miss the smile, wit, and charm of this fine Texas woman. But most of all, the loving touch she had on our lives. Truly, her long life made the world a better place. Hand-in-hand with her beloved Floyd, she will watch over us from her place in Heaven.



Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rev Floyd Wren; two brothers, Fred W and Frank J Largin; daughter Kaye Louise Wren Easter; grandsons, Richard A “Ricky” and Jefferson Vance Veshnesky,  and Otto Weston (Wes) Scrape III;



Survivors include:  Her children:  Betsy (Jim) Shoults, Orange Park FL; Gary (Anna) Wren, Casper WY; Clara Faye (Richard) Veshnesky, Corpus Christi TX, Son-in-law Bruce Easter Sr, Grants Pass, OR,  Brother Oscar W (Maxine) Largin, Richardson TX. Her grandchildren: James H. Shoults and Vicki Lynn Shoults, Orange Park, FL; Christopher Wren, Fulton TX; Holly Wren of Denver CO; Bruce M (Arlene) Easter Jr., Corpus Christi, TX; Randall G (Terri) Easter, Donald N (Shirley) Easter, Richard N (Tracey) Easter, Sharon Kaye (Randy) Cort, all of Grants Pass OR; Floyd Edward Veshnesky, Corpus Christi TX, Meribeth Veshnesky Broadway, Canyon Lake TX. 



Her great grandchildren: Crystal Lynn Mark, Orange Park FL, Stefan A (Diana) Easter, Tulsa, OK, Ryan P (Jennilee)  Easter, Corpus Christi, TX, Marty R (Jill) Easter, Denver, CO, Jeffery G Easter, Sacramento, CA, Donald L (Kelcie) Easter, Lynda Kaye Easter(Garrett)  Sander, Richard N Easter Jr., Kayla Jean Easter, William Chandler Cort, Madison Kaye Cort, all of Grants Pass OR, Richard L (Justine) Broadway Jr.  Canyon Lake, TX, William A (Latalie) Schooley, Orange Grove, TX,  Robert Allen Broadway, Austin, TX, Rene James Broadway, Corpus Christi, TX, Ronald Edward “Reb” Broadway, Canyon Lake, TX



Her great-great Grandchildren:  Zachary Alan and Persephone Christine Easter, Tulsa OK; John Easter, Corpus Christi, TX ; Izebelle Zoe, Kaelie Anna, and Deen Emerson Easter, Denver CO;  Tyler and Jaren Easter, David and Grace E Sander, Grants Pass, OR; Lexie Lee and Peyton June Schooley, Orange Grove TX;  Wyatt Allen Broadway, Canyon Lake TX;



Her nieces and nephews:  Linda L Carroll, Spring TX, Twyla (Dave) Cormak, St Louis MO, Valerie Largin, Sacramento CA; Sara L (Fred) McCutcheon, Lilly L McCutcheon,  Billy Fred (Jerry Jo) Largin, and Andrew Largin; all of Corpus Christi TX.  Also over 50 Wren Family nieces and nephews.



Visitation will be held from 6-9 pm Friday, October 18, 2013 at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors.  Services and Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors, 4901 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christi, Texas. Graveside services including an Order Of Eastern Star Service immediately following at Seaside Memorial Park.



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