Martha Cargile Fielder, 87, of Abilene, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in an Abilene hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Mike Couch officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the funeral home.
Martha was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Franklin County, Texas, to Hallie Arrington and Robert Howard "Bob" Cargile. She grew up amidst a large and loving family in Mt. Vernon, Texas. Her alma mater was East Texas State University. Upon completing her studies she came to Big Spring to work for her brother-in-law's business, Kyle Gray Transfer.
While in Big Spring, she met R.O. "Dick" Fielder and they were married on Oct. 20, 1946, in Franklin County, Texas. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1982. Martha taught 35 years in Big Spring public schools, retiring in 1985. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Big Spring and an active member of the Questers Sunday School Class.
Be it known that Martha Fielder was a modest person who quietly and lovingly cared for all, especially those in need. Her family and friends have all been inspired by her daily example, her faith, and her lifetime of loving-kindness.
In 2005, Martha moved to Abilene where she lived in assisted living near members of her family.
She is survived by two sons, Fred Fielder of Lytle and Bob Fielder of Abilene and their dear families.
She is preceded in death by her parents; five sisters; four brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, 705 West FM 700, Big Spring, Texas 79720.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com