Margaret Ann “Zookie” Dyson, 90, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Itasca Nursing Home. .
Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, Itasca, TX. Pastor Diane Barnes, officiating. Interment: Itasca Cemetery.
Visitation: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial may be made in her name to the First Presbyterian Church in Itasca.
Margaret was born on October 25, 1927 in Houston, Texas. She received her BA degree from the University of North Texas and her master’s degree from Assemblies Training School in Richmond, VA. She was Director of Christian Education at the First Presbyterian Church in Longview before taking the same position at the First Presbyterian Church in Itasca for half the pay in 1960. She believed it was God’s calling her to Itasca. “Zookie” was also a music teacher for Hillsboro Elementary and she came back to Itasca to teach first graders, before retiring in 1991. During her retirement she loved traveling with friends to such places as Alaska, Hawaii, and all over the United States
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jeff A Dyson and Lila Dyson; her brother, Arnold Dyson; and her nephew, Lawrence Dyson.
Those left to cherish her memory is her dear friend Betty Sumner and her family; niece and nephew, Martha Lynn Dyson and David Dyson.
Arrangements under the direction of Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home, 505 E. Main St. Itasca, TX 76055. (254) 687-2371