Margaret Nelson Thames, age 93 of Anahuac, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 6 at Magnolia Place in Liberty, Texas. Margie was born September 2, 1927, in Anahuac to Oscar and Maggie Nelson. She grew up with her 4 brothers, Oscar Jr., Gene, Robert, and Roy.
Margie graduated from Sam Houston State Teacher’s College, majoring in Education. While at college, she was a cheerleader and a modern dance student. Margie met and married her sweetheart, Louis Edward Thames, and they were married for 65 years. Margie continued her education and received a Master’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin University. Margie loved being an educator and taught school in Anahuac for 32 years. She taught Kindergarten, fifth grade, and coached girls’ basketball.
Margie was very active in her church and community. She loved Anahuac! She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and GA leader. Music was a big part of her life, especially singing with the church choir and the Love Notes. Margie was a charter member of the ESA sorority and Bayside Community Auxiliary. She was also a 50-year member of Eastern Star and a Past Matron.
Margie is survived by her 2 daughters Lee Shamburger (husband, Bill) and Beth Cook (late husband, Aaron). She loved being “Mimi” to her 4 grandchildren, Tyler Shamburger (wife, Ashley), Maggie Shamburger, Lauren, and Madison Cook. She was a strong and constant influence in their lives. They adored her.
Fun, loving, and loyal to the end, Margie enjoyed people and doing for others. She was a godly woman, and her faith never waivered. She loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and was ready to live in eternity with him.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Bill Shamburger, Tyler Shamburger, Allen Herrington, Jim Nelson, Victor Kruger, and Dr. Ben Beaoui. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Brumley Don Nelson, Randy Nelson, Ted Nelson, and Bruce VanVickle.
Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 1pm, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at the First Baptist Church-Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Ave S, Anahuac. A funeral will begin at 2pm at the church, with Bobby Hall officiating. A private family graveside service and committal will be held in Anahuac Cemetery.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Margie’s honor to the Anahuac ISD Education Foundation, 804 Mikhael Ricks Dr, Anahuac, TX 77514 or to the First Baptist Church Anahuac, P.O. Box 456, Anahuac, TX 77514 (please designate to the general budget, music ministry, building fund, etc)
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