Mary Anne Carter Duke Ebert | 1908-2011

Published Saturday, October 8, 2011

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Memorial service for Mary Anne Carter Duke Ebert, 103, of Denton is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at First United Methodist Church in Denton.

Ebert died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Denton.

Born May 26, 1908, in Balsora to Robert Anderson Carter and Martha Carolina Newsom Carter, she grew up in rural Wise County near Boonsville and Balsora. Her parents moved the family to Denton so their children could attend high school, as Wise County did not have a high school at the time. She graduated from Denton High School and North Texas State College in Denton. Ebert taught school and coached volleyball in the North Texas area and worked as a home demonstration agent in Mason.

She married Earl Taylor Duke April 30, 1938, near Boonsville. Her only child, Martha Anne Duke, was born in 1941 in Lubbock while Ebert’s husband was an instructor at Texas Tech University.

Ebert returned to college to complete her master’s degree in foods and nutrition at Texas State College for Women in Denton. She worked to establish nursery schools for working women in Lubbock during World War II, taught home economics at West Texas State College in Canyon and returned to work as a home demonstration agent in Pampa. In 1950, she studied family life education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She was supervisor of all home economics instructors in the Arlington, Va., public schools and became coordinator of family life education for the Asheville, N.C., school district.

Ebert was preceded in death by her first husband in 1942; husband Charles William Ebert in 1992; brothers Marvin Carter and James Daniel Carter; and sister Roberta Annetta Carter Jennings.

She is survived by daughter Martha Rogers of Decatur; grandchildren Bruce Buckholtz, Katherine York, Bob Rogers, Philip Rogers and Timothy Rogers; and great-grandchildren James Buckholtz, Patricia Embley, Brigitte Buckholtz, Michelle Buckholtz, Brennan Rogers, Noah Rogers, Joshua Rogers, Coen Rogers, Eli Rogers and Magdalyn Rogers.

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