May 4, 1919 – September 13, 2011 Claudia Humphries, 92, of Wolfe City died Sept. 13, 2011, at her home following a short illness. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Ed Lee officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Humphries was born in Ralls, Texas, on May 4, 1919, to Robert Harris Hustead and Alma Beatrice Blakely Hustead. She grew up on a farm near Sweetwater, Okla., during the dust bowl era and attended school at the University of Oklahoma, where she met her first husband, Harold Dorsett. They were married and managed an electronics business in Norman, Okla. Unfortunately, following a tragic accident, she was widowed. A few years later, she met the love of her life, Morris Humphries. They were married in Dallas in 1964 and would later buy a farm outside of Wolfe City where she would spend much of her time raising cattle, pecan trees, and dogs. Morris passed away in May of 1989.
In her life, she traveled all over the world, but especially enjoyed her frequent trips to Hawaii to visit her sister Lela. In later years, she focused much of her attention on her dogs, and could frequently be seen giving them a daily ride in her Red Pickup truck throughout and around Wolfe City. She enjoyed her daily walks with her dogs in her Pecan Orchard. While capable of donning jeans, and doing hard farm work, she was equally glamorous when she wanted to go out on the town.
She died peacefully in her home with family members. Claudia Humphries was a warm and loving person who will be deeply missed by her family, her dogs, and her many friends, she was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Wolfe City.
Survivors include a grandson, Bill Humphries and wife Cindy of Greenville; granddaughter Julie Lund and husband Carl of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Dana Humphries of Fairfield; daughter Lisa Humphries Ward and husband James of Corsicana; grandchildren Aspen Douglas, Barbara Humphries and Christopher Humphries; great-grandchildren Jack Humphries, Grace Humphries, Carolina Lund, Cort Lund and Catherine Lund; and a daughter-in-law, Judith Humphries of Houston. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Eddie Kim; nieces Carolyn Jacobi, Ginger Matsukawa and Sandra Van Winkle; and nephews Johnny Barker, Mike Hustead, and Steve Hustead.
Mrs. Humphries was also preceded in death by her parents; sons Alan Humphries and Paul Humphries; sisters Goldie Lee, Sylvia Huff and Lela Kim; and her brothers, Howard and George Hustead.
Pallbearers will be Robert Martin, Jeff Martin, Michael Mullins, Patrick Miles, Rodney Van Winkle.