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On September 13, 2022, Maudie Irene Jenkins passed away at the age of 90, in Conroe, Texas. Maudie is survived by son Gordon Mobley (Carmen) of Cleveland, daughter Sarah Mobley-Elmer of Gulfport MS, and grandchildren Tiffany Mobley, Steven Richards, Brittany Mobley, Sean Mobley, and Mishon Elmer. She was preceded in death by her youngest son, Stephen Ross Mobley, great-grandson Steven Riley Cates Mobley, her parents, and all five of her brothers.
Born on August 11, 1932, in Las Cruces, New Mexico (Dona Ana County), she was the youngest of six children and the only girl. Her parents, Sidney and Floyd Fleming, doted on their only daughter. She graduated from high school in 1949. Her mother, Floyd, died in June 1955 when Maudie was only 23. In 1952 she met the father of her three children, Floyd Andrew Mobley (deceased), who was stationed at White Sands Missile Base, and they were married in Houston, Texas on March 14, 1953. Their first born, Gordon Howard Mobley, came on January 9, 1954. The twins (surprise), Sarah Loyce Mobley-Elmer and Stephen Ross Mobley (deceased) were born on January 31, 1957. Talk about having your hands full. Though she lived most of her life in Texas, her heart was always in Las Cruces and the Organ Mountains.
She was amazing when it came to camping. Every summer the family would strike out on an extended camping trip to see parts of the country. From rushing rivers to sudden snowfalls in the middle of July, Maudie instinctively knew what to do and how to do it to make sure her family was taken care of.
Maudie enjoyed being creative especially with flower arranging. Even after arthritis made it painful and difficult to make them, she would sit for hours and make one, after another, after another. She also loved to throw events together, especially when it came to wedding receptions. For many years she was an associate of Home Interiors and enjoyed every moment of it.
Family was important to Maudie and she would make trip after trip to visit family throughout Texas, New Mexico and Kentucky. Her pride and joy was her granddaughter, Tiffany Nicole Mobley, whom she raised most of her childhood. Tiffany brought many adventures into Maudie’s life while she was involved in FFA. Maudie herding a 300 pound pig down the road to put back into the pen is only one example.
In November, 2002, Maudie’s youngest, Stephen, succumbed to cancer and it broke her heart. In January, 2003, she was installed as the Grand Noble for the Diamond Rebekah Lodge and dedicated the program to her son. She never “got over” loosing him.
Even as Maudie aged, she never lost her spunk and remained a “character” to the very end. She will be remembered…
The family would like to recognize a special person who took care of Maudie during the past 10 years like she was family. Cindy Rose has been loving and amazing to us all and she will always be a part of Maudie’s family.
Saturday, September 17, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)
Rios Funeral Directors
Monday, September 19, 2022
2:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)
Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home and Cemetery
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