DE LEON — Mary Beth Morgan, 60, of De Leon passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, in Houston with her husband, James, and sons, Robby and Clint at her side. She fought a courageous battle the last 10 years with lymphoma and various other ailments. Her indomitable spirit never let it get her down and she was an inspiration to her friends and the many who knew her.

Beth was born June 27, 1947, in Oklahoma City to Harry and Ella Bledsoe. She and James were married Nov. 17, 1979, in Washington, D.C. She was a graduate of Oklahoma State University. She worked for Speaker Carl Albert and later for Majority Leader Jim Wright while she lived in Washington, D.C. She was a speech therapist and worked for the De Leon school system. She also worked as Administrative Assistant at the De Leon Hospital. She was named Woman of the Year by the De Leon Chamber of Commerce for her many civic activities.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in De Leon and taught children’s Sunday School classes and headed up Vacation Bible School for many years. She loved the Breath of Life praise service there and was always in attendance when health did not prevent it.

Her proudest accomplishment was being the mother of Robby and Clint. She was always involved in their school activities. She loved being part of their lives and being a friend to their friends.

She is survived by her husband, James, of De Leon; her two sons, Robby of Austin and Clint of Dallas; and by her brother, Ron Bledsoe of Lexington, Okla. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in De Leon under the direction of Nowlin Funeral Home. Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church.

Beth was a longtime supporter of the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Walk. Memorial contributions to that organization or the church or charity of your choice will be appreciated by her survivors.