In Memory

Marcheta Faye Cook Mayfield (Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1946

Marcheta Faye Cook Mayfield

October 19, 1928 - August 18, 2010

Marcheta Faye Mayfield

Marcheta Faye Mayfield, 81, passed peacefully from this life in her home with her five children in attendance on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, after a long illness. Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 21, 2010, at Lawn Baptist Church with the Reverend David Cason officiating, assisted by the Reverend Price Mathieson. Burial will be in Dewey Cemetery, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home in Tuscola. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2010, at the funeral home.
Marcheta was born October 19, 1928, on the Cook Ranch in South Taylor County, to Bond and Mae Belle Colbert Cook. She was the granddaughter of some of the first settlers in this area on both sides of her family. She attended school in Lawn and graduated in 1946.
Marcheta married Joe C. Mayfield May 19, 1946, and together they raised six children in Abilene, Bradshaw and Lawn.
As a couple, they followed oil production in South Texas, West Texas, and the North Sea, living in Aberdeen, Scotland, for several years. Returning to Texas, they farmed and ranched in the Lawn area. Marcheta was a homemaker, but also enjoyed working for Hiway Grocery, Presto Products, Dry's Manufacturing, and Master's Corporation, among others. In 1998, Marcheta converted a family building in Lawn into a local library and since then had kept the Cook-Mayfield Memorial Library open four days each week. She was a member of Lawn Baptist Church, which she loved, and was faithful to take her children to church. She was a member of the Honey Bees Home Extension Club, a board member and caretaker of Dewey Cemetery, and a friend to everyone.
Preceding Marcheta in death were her parents; her husband; a brother, Bob Cook; a son, Tommy Mayfield; her stepmother, Bessie Cook; and two step-sisters, Jo Abbott and Jean Marshall.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Mayfield and wife Phyllis of Ovalo and Mike Mayfield and wife Ginny of Lawn; three daughters, Carol Williams Graham and husband Virgil of Ovalo, Marsha Hill of Lawn, and Lorie Kraatz and husband Johnny of Lawn; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Jan Cook of Potosi, Ravinelle Mayfield of Tuscola, and Lavonia Hellums of Dale; one step-brother, Garland Hawkins of Scranton; one brother-in-law, Ernest Mayfield and wife Dorothy of Dale; and many nieces, nephews and loving friends.
To honor Marcheta, memorials may be made to Dewey Cemetery Association, c/o Cook-Mayfield Memorial Library, P. O. Box 97, Lawn, Texas 79530.