Mary Ann Stafford

December 21, 1940 ~ June 25, 2020 (age 79)


Mary Ann Stafford, previously of Slaton, TX passed from this life on June 25, 2020. She was born on December 21, 1940 in Brownfield, TX to David Lee and Hallie Crabtree.

She married the love of her life, Arvin Stafford, on June 15, 1957. After living in Brownfield and Morton, TX for a brief time, they made Slaton their life long home. Mary worked for Slaton ISD for 24 years and was an avid volunteer with the Slaton EMS and Slaton Meals on Wheels. Her and Arvin were members of Hearts Together Church of Christ, formally known as Slaton Church of Christ.

Mary is proceeded in death by her father, mother, husband, son (Michael Scott Stafford), one grandson (Nicholas Blake Stafford), and one brother (Joe Crabtree).

She is survived by four daughters: Sharon Arthur (Chuck) of Lubbock, TX, Debbie Kay Byrd (Bert) of Happy, TX, Denise Stafford (Tammy) of San Angelo, TX, and Marcie Hopper (Sidney) of Lubbock, TX., her sister, Wanda Duncan of Bertram, her brother, Doug Crabtree  of College Station, 14 Grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Mary will be available for viewing on Sunday, June 28, 2020 from noon to 5pm at Englunds Funeral Service in Slaton. Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Englewood Cemetery in Slaton. Due to social distancing, the graveside is primarily for family and close friends and it is requested that a mask be worn to enter the funeral home.

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