Mary Frances McHam

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June 23, 1915 ~ July 26, 2020

Born in: Wichita Falls, TX
Resided in: Bryan, TX

Mary Frances McHam, age 105, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 26th.  Mary Frances was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on June 23, 1915 to William Edward Wright and Mary Sweeney Wright.  She attended the University of North Texas. She married her childhood sweetheart and Navy man, Donald E. McHam on June 21, 1936.  Together she and her husband spent many hours working with the North Richland Hills Church of Christ in Fort Worth, TX.  She lost her life’s partner after forty years of marriage.  After Don’s death, she moved to Bryan to be close to her children where she has lived for the last forty three years.
During her time in the Bryan/College Station area, she volunteered many hours at the hospital, and the Red Cross Blood Drive. She also spent many hours volunteering at Johnson Elementary where her great granddaughters attended school.  She worked tirelessly in her church, taking dinners to the sick and needy and opening her home to many.
Mary Frances is survived by her three daughters Meridon Warden and her husband, Dan, Sandie Light and her late husband, Tom Light, Elaine Morrison and her husband, Owen and one son, William Edward (Bill) McHam and his wife, Judy.  She is survived by 8 grandchildren, Debi Warden Orozco, Rex Warden, Timothy Warden, Brad Scott, Mauri Funk, Kelly Gregerson, Mark McHam and Travis McHam. 20 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.  She was preceeded in death by her husband Don, brother Bill Morris Wright, brother Red Wright (A&M Class of ’41), and sister Pauline Gordon and three grandchildren Jerry Warden, Jonathan Warden and Terrie Hood.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to All The World Mission or Make Kids Smile at P.O. Box 5206, Bryan, Tx 77805.
The family will observe a private memorial in Fort Worth, Texas in the near future.

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  1. What a delight Mrs. McHam was as a neighbor when I was in college! I was one of the girls that lived next door to her for a few years on Stillmeadow. She was always so sweet and kind. ALWAYS had a smile to share. That was in the early 1980’s and maybe 10 years ago or so, I would still run in to her here and there and while she didn’t always know me at first(I’ve changed a lot), as soon as told her who I was she always wanted to know about my family and the Dean family that owned the townhouse we lived in. I followed the news and saw her celebrated birthdays…. what a beautiful lady, I only knew a small bit of her and can only imagine the loss of such a lovely lady! Prayers as you all go forward. Honored to have known her.
    Carolyn Harwell Turk

  2. Celebrating an amazing life and wishing you comfort in the memories you hold dear. May the Lord surround you with His Peace & Comfort!

  3. I extend my sincere sympathies to Meridon, Dan and all the Warden family at this time of your loss of Mrs McHam.

  4. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, Meridon. My condolences to the whole family. Love, hugs, and prayers!

  5. I am just hearing this & i guess i just expected her to always be that same sassy, high heels wearing , adoring her family & praising GOD , amazing woman that she was! After knowing the whole family as a teenager, i was blessed to see her again, volunteering at the hospital at A&M as one of my grandsons was being born! I should have known it was her, i could hear her heels clicking as she came down the hall!

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