Thursday, April 7, 2016

F is for Mary Estella Flaugh

I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2016), where we write 26 blog posts featuring each letter of the alphabet.  Each blogger can choose whatever subject matter they want.

Obviously, my interest is in Genealogy (categorized as History/Mythology for the Challenge), so I'll be posting short bios of my or my husband's ancestors.  Hopefully, this will give me the incentive to keep it up, at least for a month.  Who knows, it might create a good habit. 

(b 1 Jan 1921 - d 16 Jun 2009)

Mary's High School Graduation photo 1939-1940

The following is a transcription of the Memorial Handout written by her daughter Carolyn.

"Mary Estella Humes was born Jan 1, 1921, in Pagosa Springs, Colorado to Tom and Mabel Carman Flaugh. Raised on a cattle ranch in an area at the foot of the Rockies, surrounded by trees, lakes, and rivers. Milking cows, gathering eggs, raking hay, riding horses and fishing for trout were part of her everyday life. She always loved the aspens in the fall with the rich colors of autumn. She got frostbitten, stabbed with a pitchfork, teased by her brothers and by her dad, who she always called "Tom" instead of Dad. She took care of her Mom, who was often ill. She played basketball, was in the Drama Club, and always wished she could sing.

Married December 31, 1940, in Yuma, Arizona to James Hallie Humes (also from Pagosa Springs), and immediately moved to San Diego. She was a wonderful daughter and sister, and a great mother to her two children, Cecil, and Carolyn. Mary was a fun, loving and affectionate grandmother and great grandmother! Mom loved the Padres and the Chargers, and would follow their games enthusiastically. She was a talented and impeccable seamstress, floral designer and homemaker. Her friends adored her, as did her nieces and nephews, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren! She will be dearly missed by all of us."

James Hallie and Mary Flaugh Humes, their wedding photo
Mary at her son's wedding 1964
Mary's daughter Carolyn, Grandson Cole, and Mary at Cole's Wedding 


  1. She was a beautiful woman. Lovely pictures.

  2. doing well - isn't it great to see the photos - that's what I miss further back in the tree - the lack of a visual of ancestors:)

  3. She was a very beautiful lady back then. I do genealogy myself. I work on it, for months and then take some months off when I hit the walls. Then when I get back, I find out more. Fun hobby. Visiting from the A-Z challenge.