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2009-07-30 / Obituaries

Ramona Joyce McPhail

August 16, 1938 - July 23, 2009

Ramona Joyce (Sampson) McPhail was born on August 16, 1938 in Prescott, Arkansas to James Raymond and Effie Ruby (Whitten) Sampson. She was united in marriage to Harrison P. McPhail on August 30, 1958 in Arlington, Texas. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Gloria Faye and Paul Harrison.

Mrs. McPhail received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from the University of Texas and retired from the Giddings Independent School District after 30 years as the Home Economics teacher. She enjoyed sewing, reading and needlecrafts. Mrs. McPhail was also a member of the Giddings Study Club, the American Home Economics Association, the Vocational Home Economics Teachers Association of Texas, an honorary member of the Future Homemakers of America and served as an advisor for 30 years for the Future Homemakers of America.

Mrs. McPhail passed away early Thursday morning at the Cornerstone Hospital in Austin.

Funeral services for Ramona Joyce McPhail, 70 of Giddings, are pending at this time.

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