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Mrs. Mona Mayer Resident of Brownfield

Mona Mayer, 77, of Brownfield, TX passed away on the evening of April 10, 2022, after battling an exhausting illness. She was the greatest mother a daughter could ever have and an amazing wife who made our lives better with every song she sang. She enjoyed life and loved to smile and laugh. We, as a family, are completely unprepared to live without her. 

Mona was born in Hobbs, NM on March 13, 1945, to A. D. and Mary Lou Summerville. She graduated from Hobbs High School in Hobbs, NM and then attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM where she got a master’s degree in education. After marrying the love of her life Mona would move to Quakertown, PA. She spent 25 years being a mom and working part-time as a teacher before moving once again back to Portales, NM in 1996. At that time Mona began working at Lockwood Elementary School in Clovis, NM as a full-time music teacher where she would later retire. 

For their next adventure after her retirement Mona and Gary moved to Floydada, TX buying a converted old movie theater house. She loved living in that 100-year-old building and trying to start little businesses out of the old storefronts. They lived in Floydada, TX for 10 years until Mona became ill. Gary decided to buy Mona a home in Brownfield, TX because it was easier for Mona to get around. Altogether Gary and Mona were married for 57 wonderful years.

 She is survived by her mother Mary Lou Summerville of Lubbock, TX; her husband Gary Mayer of Brownfield, TX; her daughter Heather Mayer of Brownfield, TX; her sister Lucia Castro and husband Dino Castro of Lubbock, TX; her niece Bianca Brinson of Lubbock, TX and husband Tyler Brinson; her niece Lydia Dominguez of Lubbock, TX, and her niece Mary Brinson of Lubbock, TX. Her sister Dena Lyn Garcia of Austin, TX; her sister Leta Pascetti of Rio Rancho, NM and husband David Pascetti; as well as her nieces and nephew Nick, Sarah, Yancey, and Cassandra. She was preceded in death by her father A. D. Summerville; her sister Vena Summerville Gray; and her aunt Norma Jean Kincade. 

Mona loved music and spent most of her life singing, but she had other passions in life. Mona loved all animals and enjoyed watching animal shows on television, especially the numerous veterinary programs. She loved to drive around looking for sandhill cranes and see if she could spot them flying in the distance. Her greatest joy of all came from rescuing cats. Her house was full of her rescued cats, Sabrina, Indie, Heathcliff, and Darcy who all miss her and look for her daily. Mona excelled at playing the piano, but also enjoyed arts and crafts, puzzles, watching murder mysteries, visiting Walt Disney World, and traveling the country in the family motorhome.  

The Mayer family would like to thank Covenant Specialty Hospital for the excellent care and compassion shown to Mona. We will always remember the times we had together with you. They were all beautiful memories. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” A. A. Miln

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What can I say about a woman that was constant fixture in my life. Who helped me be the woman who I am today. To try and put that into words is difficult, and still haven't come to grips with her being gone. I remember her playing the piano and singing. Helping me with beads, yarn, popsicle stick, and Easter eggs. What ever creative project i was doing. She always helped. If she ever had any judgment/s about me. She never told me anything except words of encouragement. Always saying that it will work out cause life aways does. She was the poster person of live your life how you want no matter what people say. She once stayed up with me for 24 hours (Heather as well) for a project I had in cosmetology school, cause my group project turned into a solo project. She made sure that I wasn't going to fail. Gluing and pasting Gluing and pasting. Hour after hour. I made an A. I don't know if I could have done it with her and Heather. Mona's and Gary's house was always my sanctuary when I needed it without question. The world has lost a strong willed, talented, daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt. Forever missed and loved. Mona still lives within our souls in some perfect sanctuary which even death cannot destroy.

Bianca Brinson Apr 22 2022 1:07 AM

I, and we, will miss Mona so much. She was already so kind, caring and funny and always had some interesting facts to teach and share. She was down to earth, and I will miss playing holiday dress ups and just her easy going personality. I loved her passion for art and history. I am so grateful to have spent times and made memories and shared life with her. We are so sorry for your loss especially Heather and Gary. I will also miss her doing the Christmas program! 🥰 she was such a loving kind person. May her memory stay with us forever.

Ty Howell Apr 21 2022 10:03 PM

Gary and Heather words can’t express how I feel for both of you and all of your family. Mona was so talented and Had a smile that lit her face up. May God’s peace surround all of you and give you strength. Love all of you! My extra family!!!!

Patty Wood Apr 17 2022 10:07 PM

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