Auther Mae Alford McFadden

March 12, 1930 - June 24, 2021

Auther Mae Alford McFadden, 91, of Conroe and formerly of Jasper and Lumberton, died Thursday, June 24, 2021.  She was born on March 12, 1930, in Jasper, to Ora Mae Warner Alford and Auther Terrell Alford. She was a 1948 graduate of Jasper High School.

Mrs. McFadden worked in the healthcare profession for 15 years prior to joining the Lumberton Independent School District in 1967. She worked for the superintendent and several principals throughout the years as well as performing payroll and accounting functions. Mrs. McFadden was affectionately known as “Momma Mac or Mrs. Mac” to many of the LHS students. She was actively involved in school activities and chaperoned trips to drill team camp as well as many beach trips for her LHS kids. She retired from Lumberton Independent School District after twenty-three years of service in 1991. After retirement she moved back to her hometown Jasper but did not stay retired for long.  Loucille and Jack Martindale, her aunt and uncle came calling and hired her to work for them at the Martindale Land and Cattle Company. She enjoyed learning about the timber and cattle business and reconnecting with old friends and her Jasper family. She retired again in 1996.

During her life she enjoyed dancing, organizing class reunions, and remained mentally active through her social media account, writing letters, reading books on her Kindle, loved to play solitaire and work word puzzles. She adored all of her children and wanted nothing more than to spend time with them, participate in family activities and enjoy a good ole’ Whataburger, hot dog, or some tacos.  She was “Momma” to many and always provided you a shoulder to cry on and a little bit of friendly advice.  

Survivors include her son, Robert “Bobby” McFadden and his wife, Karen, of Lumberton; daughter, Ruth McFadden of Conroe; grandchildren, Clark, Marla and her husband, DeLaine; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Carly, and Hannah; aunt, Loucille Warner Martindale, numerous cousins, and many close friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents and husband of twenty-four years, Robert “Mac” McFadden.

A gathering of Mrs. McFadden’s family and friends will be held at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Jasper.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an organization of your choosing or to Montgomery County Food Bank, One Food for Life Way, Conroe, Texas 77385.

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Kenny Burkhalter

Momma "Mac" was such a role model for all LHS graduates. She always called us "one of her kids".. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is now in the presence of our Lord and reunited again with her husband and loved ones. We will see you again one day. I am looking forward to that glorious reunion. Love you, Mrs. Mac!!!

Kathi Hill

Ruth and Bobby, I truly am sorry for your loss and am sending prayers for comfort and strength during this most trying time. May the good Lord be your footprints in the sand as you navigate through this experience. Fly high with the angels Mama Mac!!!

Jody Perricone Holton

So many wonderful memories of Aunt Mac. Ruth, your mom was a wonderful example to all women. Something I learned from her and did with my girls, when they were in sports and drill team, I had a cowbell and rang it loudly so they would always know I was there and supporting them. I still have to cowbell on a shelf in my house, and have told them the story, many times, of Aunt Mac and the cowbell. Yes, so many memories of this dear lady, to cherish.

Deborah Jenkins an Kenneth Jenkins

Always a sweet lady with a smile on her face we both loved her so much as we do her daughter an brother god bless you all

Nicki Lynne Barks

Ruth and Bobby my thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families. Your Mom was a Mom to all of us from LHS back in the day. She is one of the last remaining few from then. She taught us all and loved us all and we utterly loved her back. She was a very special lady and will be missed and loved forever...

Dana Archibald

What a classy lady with poise, grace, and sharp as a tack! Loving and generous. The bond I witnessed between mother and daughter was one I always admired! Ruth, I know that this will be extremely hard for you and your family. But I hope that all of the good times you were able to share bring you peace and comfort! A life well lived Mrs Mac. And I still have the coats that you gave me years ago! They still fit and I love them!