On August 10, 2020, Margye Jean Tucker passed away in Wolfe City, TX, at the age of 92. after a brief illness.
Margye was born to Frank and Franke Tracy on January 11, 1928, in Ravenna, NE. She met her future husband, Wallace (Wally) Tucker, at Golden High School in Golden, CO. They married on January 29, 1944, in Corpus Christi, TX, where Wally was stationed in the US Navy. They subsequently resided in Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, and Oklahoma before moving to Dallas, TX, in 1955, and finally, settling in the Webb Hill community of Wolfe City, TX, in 1978. They were married for 54 years and, together, they raised five children.
She leaves as her legacy four children: Wallace Edward Tucker (Barbara Tucker, spouse), Sandra L. Pack (Randall W. Pack, spouse), Lonnie Kay Tucker and Martin David Tucker (Sharon Tucker, spouse). She also leaves a sister, Yolanda (Lonnie) Baugh, a sister-in-law, Patricia Tracy, ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Margye’s grandchildren are: Amelia Anne Humphries, Leah Gustafson and Spouse Gus, Robert Tucker and spouse Keri, Jeremy Tucker and spouse Michele, Matthew Tucker and spouse Leanne, Georgianna McMonigal and spouse Shaun, Jason Herndon, Jarrod Tucker, Derek Tucker , Miles Tucker and spouse Bethany
Margye’s great Grandchildren are: Clayton Tucker, Bradley Tucker, Drew Tucker, Julia Tucker, Jack Tucker, Madison Tucker, Kennedy Tucker, Dylan McMonigal, Allison McGlamery, Tyler Smith, Sara Smith, Paige Smith, Christopher Bullard, Teresa Snipes, George Gustafson
Her children remember her as a loving person who always found the best in every individual she encountered along her way, a lifelong music enthusiast and a frequent soloist with sequential church choirs. Most recently, she was a member of Wolfe City United Methodist Church and was a member of the choir. She began a real-estate career in 1979. Margye served as Vice President of the Hunt County Board of Realtors in 1985 and subsequently President in 1986. After concluding her real-estate career, Margye received ordination as lay speaker for the Methodist Church from 2002 to 2012. For several years afterwards Margye was District President of the United Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by Frank and Franke Tracy (parents), Wallace Tucker (spouse), Larry Tracy (brother), Teresa Van (daughter), Grant David Tucker (grandson), and Tim Tracy (nephew).
A memorial service for Margye will be scheduled once pandemic restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, a graveside burial ceremony for the Wolfe City community will be held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery at 9:00 AM Friday August 14th, 2020 (masks over nose and mouth, and social distancing required).
The family requests that in lieu of flowers and condolences donations be made to the Wolfe City First United Methodist Church online at wcfumc.us or by mail at P.O. Box 74, Wolfe City, TX 75496.
We will post a video of the service to the obituary page at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhIN5258cEY&feature=youtu.be after the service is completed.
Dear dear Margye, We will miss you so very much. You have been an inspiration to so many people. Whenever I am tired and begin to feel old, I think of you and how you just kept on going like the energizer bunny.
Your family is so fortunate to have had you with them for as long as they did. May God bless them all.
If there were one word to describe our dear mother, it most surely would be “love.” Mom had a servant’s heart and she loved everyone she encountered……and most loved her back.
Mom spent 92+ glorious years on this planet. In 2018 at her 90th birthday celebration, the room was packed. We said: “Mom, look at all of these people. They are all here because they love you.”
Love, love, love………she loved immeasurably. We will miss her immeasurably.
She moved through life with loving grace. Her ever enduring support and love were felt by all that knew her. The sweetest most loving person I’ve known. Her faith, support, will to never give up and demonstration of acts of kindness have made me a better person. She will be missed by all those many whose lives she’s touched. Our love will be with you always, Mom, and our daily lives will feel your loss. Rest in peace.
It’s impossible to put into words all the ways my grandmother was a gift to me. Just a few of my favorite things about her were her commitment to family, love of community, passion for music, affinity for traveling, open-minded heart, and unending energy. I was only one of many grandchildren, yet she never forgot a single birthday or special event of mine or even my son’s. Some of the unforgettable memories she gave me that no one else could have include piano practice, singing for the joy of it (whether in the car, the kitchen, or the choir), road trips to the Rocky Mountains, planting & harvesting her homegrown garden, summers at the ranch enjoying family time and the great outdoors, and card games that never grew old. Her handwritten letters were a breath of fresh air even into my adulthood. So hard to believe she is gone, but I am eternally grateful for her loving presence in my life and will keep her spirit with me always.
My wife and I send our condolences to Sandy and the Tucker Family.
Miss Margye will be missed dearly. She was the sweetest lady with a beautiful voice. Love & prayers to the family.
The McWhirter Family
Margye you were surely an angel here on earth and we were beyond blessed to know and love you. Stacy and I enjoyed our conversations with you in bible study class. You taught us more with your quiet, humble demeanor than you could ever have known. How to be a better Christian every day, a better citizen, a better friend.
We who are left behind may feel sorrow because we miss you so badly, but we know you’re rejoicing in heaven. Until we meet again…