2011-06-09 / Obituaries

Marybelle “Jinx” Hooper Canfield

September 20, 1927 - May 30, 2011

Marybelle “ Jinx” Canfield passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011, at the age of 83. She lived in Lexington until a couple of years ago when she moved into an assisted living facility, the most recent complex located in Schulenburg.

She was born in Denton, Texas on September 20, 1927 to Elbert and Virginia Hooper.

She married Richard Canfield in Austin, Texas on September 5, 1947.

She graduated from Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. She taught English and Spanish in El Paso’s School District and later taught Art.

Jinx was an accomplished artist and did several large murals for the El Paso Natural Gas Company Building. She had an art gallery for 12 years in El Paso that was owned by her and her husband, Richard.

After moving just outside of Lexington to “the farm”, she worked at the Lexington Leader writing articles about local personalities. After about five years, her husband, Richard, died and she moved into town and continued to work at the paper.

At the young age of 72, Jinx bought her first computer and learned to operate it and continued to write and learned to navigate the internet. Shortly thereafter, she met her second husband, Warren Wilson.

After Warren died, Jinx moved into assisted living. While there, she interviewed the residents and wrote articles for their monthly newsletter so the residents could know more about each other’s background. She was always interested in the people around her, making them feel very special.

Jinx is survived by her companion and love Jake Fritsch; her brother Elbert Hooper and wife Margie of Austin; her son Robert Canfield and wife Mary of Lexington; her daughters Sally Allen of Lexington and Amy Sierra and husband Jim of Austin; her grandchildren Morgan Rollins and wife Hazel of El Paso, Christopher Sierra and wife Myrna of Austin, Camille Fifelski and husband Ted of Austin, David and Thomas Sierra of Austin, Angie Roth and husband Jason of Raymond, Mississippi, Trey Allen of College Station, Dusty Allen of Meridian, Mississippi and Emily and Mason Allen of Lexington; her great-grandchildren Joshua and Aaron Rollins of El Paso and Jonah and Savannah Roth of Raymond, Mississippi; her nieces Lee Henserling, Diane Conine, Carolyn Lane and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Richard Canfield and Warren Wilson, her sister-inlaw Frances Morgan and her sonin law Earl Allen.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and a great friend.

A memorial service for Jinx will be held at the First Christian Church in Lexington on Saturday, June 18, at 2 p.m.

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