Mary Alice Westbrook Enox of Deport


Mary Alice Westbrook Enox was the last of ten children born to Robert and Callie Westbrook of Deport, Texas on August 1, 1931. She attended Paris Junior College, later transferring to Texas Tech at the coaxing of her eldest sister.  She graduated with a teaching degree and landed her first job in Hobbs, New Mexico.  It was there she met and married Charles “Doc” Enox on August 8, 1958.

They were transferred to Kermit, Texas in 1960, where she taught at East Primary and completed 40 years doing what she loved at Purple Sage School.

Mary and Doc were blessed with two daughters in 1963.  Kandis was born in January and Karen in August.   What wonderful role models they were to their daughters and the many 3 year olds they taught in Sunday School at First Baptist, Kermit.

Retirement offered them the opportunity to return to Mary’s hometown in East Texas.  She loved seeing extended family, serving at her church, and volunteering at Paris Regional Hospital.

She was Mimi to many and will be missed by all she loved on, especially her two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her devoted husband, Charles Edward Enox; and these brothers and sisters:  Adron Westbrook and wife, Lelia; Zuma McWhirter and husband, Ivan; Mittie Hammond and husband, Clyde; Robbie Gooch and husband, Malcolm; Bertha Nations and husband, Horace; Ned Westbrook; Jerry Westbrook and wife, Fairlee; John T. Westbrook and Billie Marie Westbrook.

She will be missed by her two daughters, Karen Enox of Deport and friend,  dear Patti  and children, Sydney, Ashleigh, Paul and Rose all   of Ft. Worth, Kandis Sanders and husband Brent Sanders of Midland, and their children, Kelsey and Katy Sanders.  A sister-in-law, Laverta Westbrook of DeKalb, her husband’s siblings, Ailene Payne, Eva and Eyvan Baker, Pat Wigington, Garland and Dorothy Enox, and Don and Nancy Enox along with numerous extended family and friends. What a blessing you were to all of us, Mimi! You will live in our hearts forever.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Deport.   Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.    Visitation will be 4-6pm at the Funeral Home Sunday Afternoon.


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