May 27, 1928 - November 8, 2021
Fern Caraway Weir, 93, of Lubbock, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 8, 2021. She was born May 27, 1928 in Lubbock, TX to the late Con & Elsie Wells Caraway. Fern lived in Lubbock all her life. On July 4, 2019 Fern attended the Old Settlers Reunion where she was honored as the oldest attendee born in Lubbock, still living there. Her grandfather, John K Caraway, was one of the first settlers in the area and was instrumental in forming Lubbock County, a legacy that meant so much to Fern. She was the last living grandchild of John & Callie Caraway. Her children and grandchildren loved to hear her many stories of growing up & her time on The Skillet Ranch- its Mulberry tree and windmill a Lubbock landmark at 50th & Indiana. On March 18, 1950 Fern married the love of her life, Howard. Together they made a simple, yet beautiful life, raising their three girls. Fern loved the Lord and shared that love with the children she taught in Sunday School. She was also a telephone operator, retiring from AT&T with 30 years of service. Loved ones welcoming Fern to her heavenly home include her husband, Howard, her beloved granddaughter, Kayla Petropoulos Ellis, son-in-law, Mike Murley, and her sisters Jean Lowry & Margaret Wilkison. Those left to cherish her memory are daughters Jane (George) Fowles, Melba Petropoulos, and Gayle Murley; grandchildren Pete (Angie) Petropoulos, Amy (Shaun) Borden, Den (Brittany) Murley, and grandson-in-law George Ellis; great-grandchildren Brooklyn, Molly, Noah, and Owen Ellis, Morgan, SJ & Ella Borden, Houston & Opal Caraway Murley (named for her great-grandmother). Fern also leaves behind special nieces and nephews, her dear friends in the "Gleaners SS Class" at Southcrest Baptist Church, and her faithful little dog, Teddy. Fern was what some might call an extrovert. She could make friends with a fence post (and probably would if she thought it needed one). She loved to serve others. If you entered her home she was sure to offer you something delicious to eat & drink. She was a fabulous cook, making easily the best pecan pie in west Texas. We are all better for having been loved by her.
Fern Caraway Weir, 93, of Lubbock, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 8, 2021. She was born May 27, 1928 in Lubbock, TX to the late Con & Elsie Wells Caraway. Fern lived in Lubbock all her life. On July 4, 2019 Fern attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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