Mary Elizabeth Collins Bagot-May 3, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Collins Bagot, 91 years old, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on May 3, 2011.
Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church with The Rev. Clifton A. Mann and The Rev. Jo Roberts Mann, officiating.  Private burial will be at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mary was born on January 2, 1920 to Allie Smith and Thomas Woods Collins in Ringgold, Texas.  When Mary was 2, after the untimely death of her father, Tom, Allie moved her four children to Canyon, Texas.  Mary grew up in Canyon and graduated from Canyon High School and West Texas Teacher’s College.  In the summer of 1941 after college graduation, Mary married Edward H. Bagot from Amarillo.  She and Edward moved to Amarillo and raised four children there.  In 1960, Mary became a teacher with the Amarillo Independent School District where she was employed both as a teacher and counselor at Crockett Jr. High and later as the senior counselor at Amarillo High School until she retired in 1985.
Mary was a gracious and loving woman who made many friends in Amarillo.  She has always been a very active member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and was involved with the Amarillo Jr. League and served as its president in the mid 1950s.  Mary was also active in local book clubs throughout her years in Amarillo.
Mary was preceded in death by her siblings, Frances Collins Christian, Ethel Ruth “Tince” Collins Spring, and Joe Bailey Collins; her husband, Edward H. Bagot; and two sons, Edward Lee Bagot and Joe Thomas Bagot.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Bagot Yock and her husband Brad of San Marcos, Texas; her son, Andrew Woods Bagot and his wife Lori of Austin, Texas; seven grandsons, William Bagot, Michael Bagot, Sam Bagot, Hayden Bagot, Blake Bagot, Nicholas Bagot, and Benjamin Yock; and one granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth Yock.  Mary also leaves numerous beloved nieces and nephews who added to the richness of her life.
Mary’s son and daughter want to express their gratitude to Pat Knight, Jo Mann, Clifton Mann and her St. Andrew’s family who gave such meaning and joy to the final years of her life.  She loved them deeply.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia, Amarillo, TX 79102; the Mary Collins Bagot Scholarship at West Texas A&M, “WTAMU Foundation” Box 60765, Canyon, Texas 79016; or a charity of their choice.
Family visitation will be at 3004 S. Hayden on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

0 Replies to “Mary Elizabeth Collins Bagot-May 3, 2011”

  1. I like the description of “gracious” in her obituary. Full of grace is how I remember her best as my teacher at Crockett. Love and sympathies to the family. Kathy Hackler Jones

  2. To the Bagot Family:
    Saddened to hear of the passing of a very fine
    lady. I was honored that I had the time to spend with her and her children, Andy and Libby and the
    cherished days at good old Wolflin School. I know
    that she will be missed but she is now at peace and we all have that to look forward to. God bless you all.
    Bob and Maybelle Lorenc and family
    San Antonio

  3. I have very fond memories of Mary. I had the privilege of working with her when I taught at Amarillo High School from 1974-1984. For several years, we worked closely together as I served as senior class sponsor. Mary’s humor and pleasant personality was infectious. I remember her charming laughter and sense of humor. She was always so kind and considerate of others. My condolences to her family. Mary will always live in the thoughts and memories of those people whose lives she so deeply touched.

  4. I have such fond memories of Mrs. Bagot at Crockett. Was there from from ’70 – ’72. A very gracious and caring lady! She always cared about all the students! May God comfort you at this time and so sorry for your loss!
    Libby Collins Roe

  5. Mary Bagot’s influenced literally thousands of Aamrillo students over her long career at both Crockett Junior High and Amarillo High School. She saw potential in every child who came in contact with her and was always their advocate as they planned for their careers and life goals. What better gift could anyone offer?

  6. Mrs Bagot was a class act. She was always so compassionate as a counselor. She had one of those gentle smiles that as a young teenager, set you at ease. Mrs Bagot was one of those people that you just knew she was prbably involved with a lot. Always wanting better for her fellow man. I had much respect for her. My you find peace in your loss knowing that God is there comforting you and rejoicing that she is with Him.
    Cynthia Hood Dodgen

  7. Andy and Libby: so sorry to hear if your mom’s passing. She was a sweetheart. The Kincaids all send condolences.

  8. Mary was one of my favorite people – what a dear she was. May her soul, along with all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. Pauline Hefley/Santa Fe

  9. Libby, Andy and family,
    Vivian and I regret we will not be able to attend the service on Sunday for Mary as we will be out of town. Mary was one of a very few people on this earth who could make us feel special and so much better for having received that terrific sweet smile of hers. We are so glad to have had the privilege of knowing her and we will miss her presence here always. We will most certainly miss seeing you all,but you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, now and always.

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