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Emily Ann Tatum

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Emily Ann Tatum

Emily Ann Tatum, 92, beloved mother and grandmother, died Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Funeral was April 7 at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth with burial at Boyd Cemetery.

Emily Ann Goodger was born June 18, 1921, in Boyd. She attended Texas Woman’s University. Emily was a secretary at Riverside Baptist Church and was employed by several government agencies including the Social Security Administration.

She was a loving grandmother who was afffectionately known as “Namommy” to her family. She was an accomplished baker and loved gardening, travel, entertaining and hosting family dinners.

The family would especially like to thank Prissy De Shazo, Christian Care Hospice and the staff at Lakewood Community Health Care Center for their excellent care.

Emily was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, O.T. Tatum.

She is survived by daughters Cynthia Hippel and husband, Bill, and Patricia De Shazo and husband, James; grandchildren Dawn Ligon and husband, Grady, Leigh Ann Bourgeois and husband, Brandon, Heath Hippel and wife, Amy, and Jay Hippel and wife, Jenny; seven great-grandchildren; brother Pat Goodger; brother-in-law Don Bassham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Christian Care Hospice.