Lillian Pafford Spencer Death Notice _ Del Rio News Herald _ 27 May 1974 _ Page 5
DEATHS Mrs. Lillian Spencer Dies Mrs. Lillian Spencer, 88-year-old native of Del Rio, died Sunday at 7:05 p.m. in a local hospital after a very brief illness. Mrs. Spencer resided at 108 E. 2nd St. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon today at the Doran-Vansau Funeral Home. Mrs. Spencer was bom in Del Rio Nov. 3, 1885, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Pafford and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Pafford, who came to Texas from North Carolina in 1853 and who moved to Del Rio in 1866. Her grandfather was one of the ... three men who were early settlers and who launched the digging of the irrigation canals. He built his home here in 1874, the lumber being hauled here by ox cart from the Texas coast. Mrs. Spencer was reared here and attended local schools. She participated in the celebration that marked the centennial of the irrigation ditches, the river pageant sponsored by Val Verde Historical Survey Committee. Survivors include her son, T.A. Spencer Jr. of Corpus Christi; her daughters, Mrs. Lillian Johnson of California and Mrs. Elva Stevens of Del Rio; a brother, Levin Pafford of Tuscon, Ariz., and a sister, Mrs. Florence Cline of Prescott, Ariz.; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. MINI-SPANISH LESSON By J.B. PENA Bilingual Director Del Rio Schools lunes veintisiete de rnayo Monday, May 27 Los nombres que terminan an "a", "d", y "cion" son femeninos por lo regular. Si acaban en V', "1", o "r" son masculines.