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Melva Muriel Groom

February 29, 1924 — June 7, 2019

Melva Muriel Groom

Melva Muriel McCain Groom was called home on Friday, June 7, 2019. She was born on February 29, 1924 to Thelma Muriel Lemley and CB McCain in Votaw, Texas which was about four miles from Oakville in Live Oak County Texas. She graduated from George West High School where she excelled in all sport. She married the love of her life, Marvin Curtis Groom, on October 24,1942. She loved nature and inherited the family talent of being a green thumb, always maintaining beautiful and abundant gardens. She could identify almost all plants, shrubs, tree, grasses, flowers and birds. She had special love for cactus, succulents, eagles, painted buntings and hummingbirds.

Melva was preceded in death by her parents and husband; her father-in-law Orin Curtis Groom; her mother-in-law Ethel Corrin Fuller; brothers Gladwell McCain, Dalton(Lela) McCain and Elvis(Barbara) McCain; her sisters Janet(Hurshell) Alston and Bobbye(Jerry Bob) Parker; her brother-in -law A. B. Thompson; her son-in-law Wilbert Buetow; and her great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Heavenly Hope Groom.

She is survived by her Sons: Lyndall(Teresa) Groom and Kerwin (Carolyn) Groom; daughters: Nita Buetow and Delyane (David) Selby; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Neva Thompson; brothers: Doyle McCain, and Dwain(Bobbi) McCain; cousins and friends.

A donation in her honor to your favorite charity is encouraged as Melva supported many causes dear to her heart including the American Heart Association, Easter Seals, Shriners Hospital, St. Jude Hospital, MD Anderson Hospital, Disable Vets and Wounded Warriors.

The Family wishes to extend their gratitude to Crown Hospice Services of Victoria, Texas for their expertise, support and sweet kindness in the care of their beloved Mother.

Melva loved without measure her immediate and extended family and friends. We praise the Lord to have been blessed by her beautiful spirit and brightly smile for over 95 years which will remain with us eternally an unbroken bond in our hearts.

Visitation will be held at 6 - 8 p.m. June 12, 2019 at Dobie Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m.
Thursday June 13, 2019 at Dobie Funeral Home Chapel with internment to follow at Cenizo Hill Cemetary in Mathis, Texas.

Pallbearers are: Kevin Groom, Trevor Groom, Kenny Groom, Kelly Groom, Jacob Groom, and Cody Ward.

Honorary : Derek Buetow, and Brent Buetow.  


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