Margery Biggerstaff

May 28, 1924 - June 26, 2007

Mrs. Margery Biggerstaff, age 83, formerly of Harlingen, Texas, passed away at her home in Red Oak, Texas, on June 26, 2007. She was born May 28, 1924, in Harlingen, to Gus and Lottie (Davis) Demic. She graduated from Harlingen High School and received her degree from Abilene Christian University where she was a member Ko Jo Kai Sorority. On March 23, 1951, she married Cecil Biggerstaff in Harlingen, Texas. She taught school for 26 years beginning in Electra, Texas, and finishing in Harlingen, where she taught 7, 8 and 9th grade, girls’ P.E. and coached girls’ sports teams. She was an avid sports fan and was always ready to support her teams. Margery was a charter member of the 8th and Harrison Church of Christ in Harlingen, Texas. She is survived by her children, Brice Biggerstaff and his wife Carolyn, of Clear Lake, Texas, and Craig Biggerstaff and his wife Mary, of Red Oak, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah, Caitlin and Luke Biggerstaff of Clear Lake, Texas, Crystal Kirby and her husband Bryan, of Red Oak, Texas, Michelle Jordan and her husband Kevin of Waxahachie, Texas, Carolyn Fox and her husband Jeremy of Saginaw, Texas, and Travis Bilbrey of Red Oak, Texas; great-grandchildren, Beau, Jentri and Madison Kirby, Jordan, Cameron and Kaleb Fox and Hallie and Hunter Jordan; sister, Nola Sue Cole and her husband Ben, of Richardson, Texas; brother, David Demic and his wife Virginia of Tyler, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives. Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, Cecil Edwin Biggerstaff. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 30, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Brother Robert Oglesby officiating. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday, evening beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, interment will be held at DFW National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the 8th and Harrison Church of Christ in Harlingen, Texas.

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Brice & Craig..I was so sorry to hear of your parents passing. I have not been in touch since the early '70's, but they were close friends then. I will never forget your mother trying to quiet one of you in church ( sorry can't remember which one of you) when she had taken the bottle away from you and you were screaming at the top of your voice "I need it" over and over until she got you out the door. Guy III and Sandra live here in town with me, and send their thoughts of you all... Wanda Leggett Hazelwood, July 13, 2007 Dear Biggerstaff Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We have heard so many wonderful stories of Mrs. Biggerstaff. We hope that all of your special memories will help you through these times of sorrow. All Our Love, Linda and Scott Winter Linda Kay Winter, July 10, 2007 Brice and Craig Your parents were not only my friends, they were like second parents to me. I will truly miss them. Juli Kirk Bergstrom, July 6, 2007 Your Mom and Dad were great friends and they will be greatly missed. Your Dad was my mentor at HHS back in 1981 and provided wonderful support and guidance to a first year assistant principal. We enjoyed their company and had some wonderful times together. The short time since your father's passing and your mom's reflects the love and support each shared for the other. Our prayers are with your family during this trying time.... Don & Maria Sharp, July 5, 2007 I am a good friend of David and Virginia Demic. David and I attended Texas Tech University together. I had the pleasure to visit with Gus and Lottie on many occasions. I am deeply sorry for your loss as I kept up with Cecil and Margie through David for over 50 years. My sincere sympathy. Ted Dockery, July 1, 2007 She taught me while I was in junior high & recall fond memories. Thoughts & prayers are with your family. Linda Sonquist, June 30, 2007 Craig and Bryce Your parents were very special and dear to me. When I moved from North Texas and began teaching in Hgn., they stepped in and helped ease the transition for this very young girl. They will always have a special place in my heart. Although they will be missed, I am glad they will once again be together. Janis Ready, June 30, 2007 May God be with you all in this time of need my condolences to you all. Ortiz Family Juanita M Ortiz, June 29, 2007 Your mother was my P.E. teacher and I adored her. I have thought of her many times over the years. Just wanted you to know that she made a difference in my life. My thoughts and prayers to each of you. Lana Boyd Smith Lana Smith, June 29, 2007 I would like to offer my most heartfelt condolences on your mother's - and father's - passing. I believe they are now together in a much better place. May God bless you and keep you in this time of mourning. Cesar Morales, June 29, 2007 Margie, my best friend, was taken for her first ride on an airplane when I got my pilot's license (@ 1945). She was my first passenger when I got my drivers license, too (@1939. She was fun. Billie Jean Cureton, June 29, 2007 Our family extend our deepest condelences to the Biggerstaff family and know that she is in our prayers. She was one of a kind when she taught us, Zamarron Family of Harlingen. Dennis M. Zamarron, June 29, 2007 We'll miss our visits to the Valley after 22 years. Hard to believe it has ended. Loved those Martin-i's and the many meals together at your home and nice restaurants. Bob and Bay Martin, June 28, 2007 Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Louise & Durwood Pickle, June 28, 2007