Theresa Gailey

July 23, 1925 ~ January 3, 2019 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Theresa, or as everyone knew her as Tina or Mema, was born in London England. She met and married Elmer in London during WW2. After the war she came to Texas aboard the USS Washington by herself arriving in New York in 1946. After three weeks of travel from London she arrived in Strawn where Elmer and his family owned Tudor Ranch. A shock for a city girl! They lived on the ranch for a couple of years. Then they moved to Strawn where she has lived for seventy years. They continued to ranch and later Tina babysat a lot of the children of Strawn. The only babysitter that kept her crystal out and not a piece was ever broken! She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. Mema loved to garden and her beautiful yard proved that. She is now at peace with her Elmer and her boys. Mema will be greatly missed by all who knew her. <br><br>Theresa Gailey, age 93, of Strawn, passed away on January 3, 2019. Theresa was born July 23, 1925, in London, England to Mary Ann Oughton Howell and her husband James Edward Howell. Theresa married the love of her life, Elmer Gailey March 19, 1945when he was stationed in England during WW2.Theresa was a member of the First Baptist Church in Strawn. Theresa is survived by one daughter: Shirley Gailey Daniels and husband Ray of Gorman. Four grandchildren: April Shanafelt and husband Doug of Valley Mills; Cari Daniels of Stephenville; Ian Gailey of Weatherford; and Gia Vandever of Sugarland. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren: Kassie and Jayson Shanafelt; Cheyenne Spivey and Ciara Philips; Tyler and Nina Vandever; Dallas and London Gailey. Nieces and Nephews from London England: Michael and Paul Saunders; Annie Moore; Theresa Teathers; David Saunders; Janet Hoskins; and Ted Oughton; Ernest Dunmill of Geraldton, Australia; Jimmie Hunt of Gordon, Texas. <br><br>Theresa is preceded in death by her husband Elmer Gailey and two sons: Michael and John. Her parents and 7 brothers and sisters: Charlie, Jim, John, Tom, and Ted Oughton, Margaret Dunmill, and Maude Saunders.<br><br>


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