Mary Lou Baggerman Obituary

  • Mary Lou Baggerman
    In Loving Memory of

    Mary Lou Baggerman

    Birth Date: Feb 5th, 1940 Death Date: Feb 6th, 2016





    DATELINE: Amarillo

    PHOTO: Yes SIZE: Large

    YEAR OF BIRTH: 1940

    DATE OF DEATH: 2-6-16

    Mary Lou Quirk Baggerman, 76 of Claude, died Saturday February 6, 2016, Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 at The Claude United Methodist Church, Officiant Pastor Sean Smith. The family will receive visitors at the home of Mr and Mrs Lendon Ray. A public reception will be held following the Memorial Service in the the Family Life Center. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia, Amarillo.

    Mary left her worldly home to join her Lord and loving family members and friends in Heaven, after courageously battling an illness for many years.

    She was born the seventh of 8 children to Jean Anson Quirk and Alberta Bell Carver Quirk of Groom, Texas on February 5, 1940. Raised on the farm in Groom, she experienced all the joys and trials that a farm family faced. She attended Groom School and graduated in 1958. Mary married Nace Baggerman on November 29, 1958 in Groom. They began farming together, and make their home in Claude over fifty years ago. From 1961 to 1963 Mary and Nace also lived briefly in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and then Lawton, Oklahoma when Nace was drafted into the Army. While in Lawton, Mary attended beauty school, received her license, and started a long career of hair dressing. During that time while Nace was in the service, they made friendships that have lasted until Mary’s last day here on earth: she treasured those friendships.

    For many years Mary enjoyed being "Aunt Mary" to many nieces and nephewsâ€"they were her love and solace. After eleven years of marriage, Mary gave birth to Gena and four years later, Gigi. She relished her role as Mother. Mary also had the privilege to be a Host Mother to exchange student Cathrin Klinger from Germany and loved her like her own. She loved chasing after her girls to countless ball games, cheerleading events, parties, and trips to visit and play while they were in collegeâ€"and the list could go on and on. In 2001, she was blessed with her first grandchild, Jett and her new role as "Omie" was born. She absolutely delighted in it. Three years later she witnessed the birth of twin granddaughters, Sadie and Madie and another granddaughter, Jozi, arrived in 2007. Those grand babies were truly her bliss.

    For 47 years, Mary enjoyed her work as a hair dresser, and behind the chair, the conversations laughter, and tears of so many friends made "work" not seem like work at all when she reflected back on those times. She was the owner of Gena’s Boutique; she liked the trips to market in Dallas and sharing all the fun fashions and pretties she brought back to her community. She also loved to cook and entertainâ€"Mary loved being a host and was great at it.

    Mary was a member of the United Methodist Church of Claude for over 53 years. She was a Sunday School teacher for just over 42 of those years, and was a high school youth leader for many years as well. She loved her church and her community, and most of all she loved the Lord and her family and friends. Mary and her family were and are so thankful for the wonderful care and devotion of the many doctors and nurses who helped her fight her illness with dignity and grace for such a long time.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, Jean and Alberta Quirk, sister Georgia Jean Turner of Hobbs, Brother Jean (Tom) Quirk of Dumas, sister Evelyn and brother-in-law W. H. Ollinger of Groom, brother John Quirk of Fritch, brother Jack Quirk of Amarillo, brother, Jerry Quirk of Dickinson.

    Mary is survived by her husband of 57 years, Nace Baggerman of Claude, daughter, Gena and son-in-law Lendon Ray and granddaughters Sadie and Madie Ray of Claude, daughter Gigi and son-in-law Phillip Heermans and grandchildren Jett and Jozi Heermans of Austin and exchange daughter Cathrin Klinger of Enger, Germany. Other survivors include her sister Shirley and brother-in-law Husted of Irving, sister-in-law Antoinette (Toni) Quirk of Amarillo, brother-in-law Gaylon Jean Turner of Hobbs, and many, many nieces and nephews and Coco.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to United Methodist Church of Claude or the charity of your choice.

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