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Demoyn Nancy Negri

Demoyn Nancy Negri, 93, journeyed from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 19, 2012.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 PM, Monday, January 23, 2012 at Faith Village Church of Christ, with Preaching Minister Charlie Thomason officiating. Burial will follow at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.

The family will hold a visitation at the funeral home from 6:30-7:30 PM, Sunday, January 22, 2012.

Demoyn (Dee) Nancy Negri was born on October 10, 1918 to Lee Ander Markum and Grace Algeretta (Dial) Markum. Their family moved to Wichita Falls in 1928. Dee graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1936. Her early employment consisted of jobs at Kress Department Store and McClurkan’s Department Store, the downtown location.

She met Michael Henry (Mick) Negri, when he was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, and they were married July 5, 1942.

Dee had a long time career as a secretary in the Wichita Falls Independent School District. Her first job in 1954 was at Sam Houston Elementary School, where she worked nine years. In 1963 she went to Rider High School and was there for seven years.

Then in 1970, she became secretary to the principal at Barwise Junior High School, remaining there until she retired in 1980. In 1995, she became a volunteer for United Regional Health Care Services and served there for 12 years.

Dee had a variety of interests including playing cards, shopping, camping and especially traveling. In 1976, she and Mick helped charter the Rockin’ Wheels Good Sam RV Club. For the next 30 years, they traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada with friends and members of their RV Club.

Dee and Mick have been members of the Faith Village Church of Christ since 1957.

Dee was preceded in death by her parents and sister Gladys. She is survived by her husband Mick; her son Mike and his wife Margie of Iowa Park, TX; her son Larry and his wife Connie of Azle, TX; her grandson Mark Negri and wife Susan of Forney, TX; her grandson Brandon and his wife Melanie of Forney, TX; her granddaughter Marci Bailey of Highland Village, TX; six great grandchildren, Lauren and Peyton Negri; Nathan, Gary Michael and Isabella Negri; Hayden Bailey; and very dear friend Sue Hester and husband John.
Pallbearers will be Larry Negri, Mike Negri, Brandon Negri, Mark Negri, Marci Bailey and Steve Hanvey.

Memorials may be made to hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310.

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