Lara Atchison, 88, of Midland went to be with her Lord on March 31, 2013 of natural causes. She was born on March 15, 1925 in Corregidor Cavite, Philippine Islands to Roy James Gaston and Lara T. Cauley. She was married in 1962 to John Tella Atchison until his death in 2006. Lara worked as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and was a member of the Fairmont Park Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Bill Jacobs; second husband, John Atchison; sons, Bill Charles Jacobs Sr. and Travis Bobby Jacobs; daughters, Carolyn Jean Rice and Charlotte Ann Jacobs; brothers, Ray Gaston and Albert Gaston; sisters, Margaret Alexander and Latrell Farris, and two grandsons, John Christian Jacobs and Bryan Van Clary.
Those left behind to honor and cherish her memory are her step-children: Kenneth T. Atchison of Abilene, Texas, Martha Carol Shuttlesworth of Jacksonville, Texas and Marilyn Diane Clary of Lampasas, Texas; daughter-in-law, Nita Jacobs Beebe of Jasper, Texas. She also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren: Bill Jacobs, Julie Jacobs Alexander, Charlotte Jacobs Chadbourne, Casey Castillo, Jeffery Clary, Justin Clary, Mamie Clary, Julie Clary, Lance Atchison, Jennifer Atchison McLeod, Michael Shuttlesworth, Mamie Shuttlesworth Batres and John Shuttlesworth; twenty great-grandchildren, seven nieces and four nephews.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 between the hours of 6:00-8:00pm at Ellis Funeral Home. A funeral service has been scheduled for 2:00pm on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Fairmont Park Church of Christ, 3813 N. Midland Dr, with Minister Scott Shepherd officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.
Memorials may be directed to Eastern European Missions, P.O. Box 670928-Dallas, TX 75367 or online at www.EEM.org
or to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.