Shirley Mayna Laird Hargett

Shirley Mayna Laird Hargett, 67, of Bryan passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at her residence. Visitation will be held Friday, April 4, 2008, from 4-6 p.m. at Callaway-Jones Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Oak Park United Methodist Church in Temple, with visitation from 11 a.m. until funeral time.
She was born September 30, 1940 in Austin. She graduated from Temple High School in 1958. Her humanity provided strength and guidance to her entire family and everyone she encountered. In addition, she provided florist arrangement services at The Floral Center for many years and enjoyed personal gardening throughout her entire life. She was a parishioner of Oak Park United Methodist Church in Temple.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Red Hargett.
She is survived by six children, Billy Hargett of Temple, Gary ‘Bubba’ and Libby Hargett of Bryan, Joe Pete and Michelle Hargett of San Antonio, Debbie Taylor of Troy, Maynanne Bergeron of Temple and Cissy Beth and Mike Wodrich of Bryan; Her Father, M.W. ‘Pete’ Laird of Energy; brother and sister-in-law, Joe Mack and Mary Ann Laird of Temple; sister and brother-in-law, Cissy and James Thompson of Ft. Worth ; 15 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters, Kamryn and Kenzie DeLeon of Troy.
Memorials may be made to Oak Park United Methodist Church, 5505 S. 31st, Temple, TX 78502.
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  1. Oh Joe, I’m so sorry about your mom. She was a wonderful lady, just like the rest of you. When my mom sent me the notice from the paper I thought it was missing only one thing – that she was a wonderful cook. There was always great food at your house.

    I am praying for your whole family. I know you will miss that sweet woman.

    Take care.

  2. I was so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a very special person. When I was 16 and she was 2, I would take care of her while Pete worked at the grain business in Jarrell. Wonderful memories. I am unable to be with you, but my prayers are with you.
    Christ Love,
    Mary Harrison Hodge

  3. Joe and Cissy,

    I am very saddened to hear about your mom. I have so many good memories from spending time at your house. She was definitely a wonderful lady and mom.

    I wish that I could make it to the services but I am out of town through the weekend.

    My thoughs and prayers are with y’all and the rest of the family.

  4. Sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. I enjoyed working with her at the Floral Center. She was a wonderful lady.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time.

  5. Debbie and I wish to express our greatest condolences for your loss.

    The Bible states that the Lord will never put upon your shoulder’s anything that you cannot bear.

    We have found this to be true through our losses.

    God Bless All Of You.

    The Hall Family

  6. The world has lost a lovely lady and sincere thoughts and proayers are extended to the family. It was a pleasure to have someone who brought home made preserve to your door every Christmas Season and provided me with a comforting phone call every now and then. At last, Shirly and Red can be together again as they were the perfect matches for each other. God Bless!

  7. To all of Shirley’s family: Shirley remains a very vivid part of my life at Temple High School. Her quick smile
    brioghtened the lives of many of her fellow students. I am sorry for your loss, but be consoled that her life was so very positive for the people who knew her.

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