Madge Weatherby


Madge Weatherby of Fort Stockton and Coyanosa passed away Sunday June 25, 2017, in Odessa at the age of 95 years. Madge was born on June 17, 1922, to Myron and Cora Moore of Guymon, OK.

Weatherby was an Outstanding Texas 4-H Leader, and an Outstanding Librarian-Texas Library Association. She received the honor of Citizen of the Year in Big Lake. She received a Business degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Weatherby retired twice, from the Regain County Library in Big Lake and the Farmers Home Administration in Fort Stockton. She came to Texas from the dust bowl of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Weatherby reared six children on the family farm at Coyanosa. She moved to Big Lake in 1976, and returned to Coyanosa in 2002. She played the organ and piano at several churches in the Trans-Pecos area and was a member of the Pecos County Memorial hospital Auxiliary. Weatherby also taught piano lessons to various children in the Coyanosa area.

Her fondest memories were at Coyanosa with family, including her 95 Birthday Celebration held on June 17, 2017. Weatherby was a worthy matron of the Eastern star.

Weatherby is survived by her children, Gwen Hudspeth and husband Don of Castroville, TX, Norman Weatherby and wife Jan Rawls of Murfreesboro, TN, Paul Weatherby and wife Laurie of Fort Stockton, Rebecca Van Haselen and husband Brian of Las Vegas, Gail Lampier of Fort Stockton, and Robert Weatherby and wife Lyne Desmarais of Flowery Branch, GA; her brother, RM Moore Jr. of Tulsa, OK; her 15 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Weatherby was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Alice Rosaline Myers.

Memorial Service will be on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Stockton. There will also be a Memorial Service on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: In lieu of flowers, donate to American Macular Degeneration Foundation,, 888-622-8527, or Reagan County Library, 300 Courthouse Square, Big Lake, TX 76932, 325-884-2854.