Margaret Clark Carson (1925 - 2018)

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Margaret Ruth Clark Carson was born July 21, 1925, in Dallas, Texas, to parents Ada Ruth and E.E. Clark. She had two younger brothers born five years apart. Margaret grew up in Sherman, Texas, where she graduated from Austin College in 1945. During World War II, she met and married U.S. Airforce pilot Dale Francis Carson on December 31, 1945, just prior to him being sent to Korea. Theirs was truly an example of a loving marriage for nearly 60 years.

After the war, the couple moved to Waco, Texas, where they lived for 27 years. Margaret was an active member of Waco's First Baptist Church and the Waco Garden Club making lifelong friends in their Sunday School, raising a family and building a home. From 1969-73, she lived in Corpus Christi before settling in Tyler in 1974. She loved being a member of Green Acres Baptist Church and served her Sunday School Class in a variety of ways for 44 years. Margaret enjoyed oil and pastel painting, being part of the Tyler Women's Forum and Stitchery Club, but mostly she loved her family and friends. She was known for her "sweet and gentle spirit", her sacrificial service to others, and love of all things "blue" - especially Texas blue bonnets and blue birds.

She is survived by two daughters, Jana Ruth Fletcher and Julie Ann Farrar both of Tyler, Texas. She is also survived by five grandchildren and their families: Scott McDaniel of Houston, Texas, Noah and Celeste Fletcher of Spring, Texas, Daniel and Tara Fletcher of Shreveport, Louisiana, Christie Farrar Brough and Matthew Brough of Tyler, Texas, and Jordan and Carrie Farrar of Tyler, Texas. She had two great grandchildren, Dalton Fletcher and Garrett Fletcher. She is also survived by her youngest brother, Elton Clark and his wife Shirley of Sherman, Texas, along with three nieces, two nephews and their families. It was important for her to keep in touch with all and to follow the lives of each one. During the last week of her life, she was surrounded by friends and family and experienced true joy with the news that a third great grandbaby is on the way.

Her greatest peace came from knowing her children and family were happy and safe. She loved being with as many as possible together at the same time.

Margaret was a great support to her husband and enjoyed taking numerous annual company trips with their Texas Farm Bureau Insurance company colleagues and church friends, Blake and Jean Wilson, as well as being part of many trips planned by Sunday School friends, Leo and Joy Glover, both of Tyler, Texas.

Her favorite hymn was "Living for Jesus" and she especially loved singing "There's A Sweet, Sweet Spirit" at the close of service at Green Acres. Margaret was very brave as she faced life's challenges for nearly 93 years with a steadfast faith in God and His Promises to make all things work together for good. Her sweet, sweet spirt lives on in the hearts of all who loved her and who she loved so well.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 6th at 9:30 am with a service at 10:00 am at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit funeral home; Pastor Eric Barton to officiate. Burial will be immediately following at Cathedral in the Pines cemetery. Attendees are asked to wear Margaret's favorite color, blue, as we celebrate her life and remember how much her love impacted us all. To view online, please go to www.burkswalkertippit.com.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 5, 2018