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Louise Frances "Hobby" Mingus
Ellis County Newspaper
April 2003

Funeral services for Hobby Mingus, 86 year old Higgins resident, were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Church of the Nazerene in Higgins. The Reverend Jimmy Morris officiated. Interment was in the Emmons Cemetery under the direction of Johnson's Good Samaritan Funeral Service of Shattuck.

Louise Frances "Hobby" Mingus was born March 11, 1917 at Arkansas Pass, Tex.., to John and Anna (Moritz) Theisen. She grew up in Lipscomb, where she graduated from high school in 1935. Louise attempted to attend nursing school in Amarillo, but the college would not accept her credentials from Libscomb. She then moved to Arnett where she graduated high school in 1936. On December 24, 1938, she married Bryon rice "Buck" Mingus at Gage, and they made their home in Lipscomb where she operated the telephone switchboard until they moved to Darrouzett in 1941. In 1958 they made their home in Higgins where they operated the Gulf Service Station for several years. In 1959, she was elected as Lipscomb County treasurer, where she served until her retirement in 1987.

During her tenure as Treasurer, Louise wazs responsible for establishing the Lipscomb County Retirement Fund and founded the Panhandle Plains Treasurers Association.

She was a memaber of the Church of the Nazarene in Higgins. Louise was also a member of the VFW Auxillary in Wooldward, andx the T.O.P.S. for several years. What meant the most to Louise was her family, grandchildren and especially her great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Mingus died April 2, 2003, at Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck, at the age of 86 years and 21 days.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Joe, a grandson, Sam, her parents, four brothers and a sister.

Louise is survived by two sons and their wives, Jerry and Paula Mingus, of Higgins, Tex., and J. B. and covett Mingus, of Enid; two daughters, Linda Robinson and her husband, John of Wichita, Kan., and Machella Sumner, of Amarillo, Tex.; seven grandchildren, Tim, Chad, Julia, Denny, Cody, Byron, and Nicholas; six great-grandchildren, Cody, Bonn, Kali, Elizabeth, Cameron, Olivia, and Colton; a sister, Clara Dorsey, of Maquakets, Iowa and numberous other relatives and friends.

Submitted by: Judy


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