Mary Paralee Long Worden, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 26, 2022. She was born on March 1, 1929.
She grew up on a small farm outside of Mt. Vernon, Texas during the Great Depression. Mary was blessed with a loving Christian family. She went to Southern Methodist University on a scholarship due to Mary being Valedictorian of her high school class. She then transferred to the University of Texas at Austin, Texas. Through 34 years of teaching, mostly in Alice, Texas, she expressed her love for education and beliefs in the incredible potential of children.
Mrs. Worden is preceded in death by her very loving husband, Alan Walker Worden; daughters, Amanda Jeanne Walther (James) of San Antonio, Texas, Elizabeth Ann Worden, and Mary Carolyn Crabtree (Robert) of Bryan, Texas; granddaughter, Melissa Renee Warner of Nashville, TN; and great grandson, Eddie Warner of Spring, Texas.