Mayme King Roberson

Mayme Ruth King Roberson was born on January 17, 1916 in Post Oak, Texas and passed away on February 5, 2018 shortly after celebrating her 102nd birthday.  Mayme grew up a farm girl in rural Texas.  She attended McMurry College in Abilene, Texas and graduated from West Texas State in Canyon in 1937.  After working as a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II, Mayme enjoyed a career as an educator, teaching students from first grade to senior high school in both private and public schools in the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma.  She continued to tutor individual students into her 80’s in Vega, Texas.  She enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing for others, and was the author of “From the Rocking Chair”, a weekly column in the Vega Enterprise.  Mayme loved baseball and watched games from little league to the major leagues.  She also was an expert at dominoes (42), Skipbo and other games, teaching her family and friends ways to pass time for fun and competition.  She continued to play every afternoon at the Isle at Watercrest where she resided.

Mayme was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Jim Mae, husbands Charles E. King and Jesse E. Roberson, sons Charles Adrian, John Dennis and Lynn Dana King.  She left to cherish her memory, son Clark King (Penny), daughters Karen Witt and Lynna Wright (Roy), grandchildren Rusty King (Becky), Christina Witt and Mique Snavely (Jimmy), and Matt King (Katie).  She is also survived by seven great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and two nieces, a nephew and their families.

Mayme’s clever wit and dry sense of humor made her memorable and loved by all who met her.  She will be missed but never forgotten.  The family would like to thank the Isle at Watercrest for their loving care of Mayme, as well as Brazos Valley Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Hempstead, Texas at 11:00am on Monday, February 12, 2018, where she was an affiliate member since 2006.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in Hempstead, Texas; Brazos Valley Hospice; Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch near Amarillo, Texas; or a charity of your choice.


  1. I’m so sorry to hear that Mayne passed away. She gave me my first car. I still remember it today. I still cherish the cookbook that I was given as a wedding present and love her “Texas Cobbler”. With our deepest sympathy, the Teer family.

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