Born more than 90 years ago July 23, 1917, in Biardstown, Juanita Stanfield left this life Oct. 13, 2007, at her home in Trinidad. She died suddenly and unexpectedly.
She attended Biardstown Elementary School and graduated from Paris High School.
She also graduated from Paris Junior College, meeting the love of her life on a blind date, Ottis Stanfield of Trinidad.
They married Oct. 5, 1937.
In 1938, they moved to Trinidad where they each lived until death came.
To this union were born Emily Gail and Larry Reeves Stanfield. Emily G. and her husband Willie Lundy now reside in Trinidad. Larry and his wife Jennifer Ward reside in Beaumont.
Juanita Stanfield was primarily a homemaker. She taught school for two years in Lamar County, one year as a married teacher, while her husband came home to Trinidad to help the family.
Church, family and the needy meant everything to her. After the death of her husband in 1984, she became a friend to cast-off animals.
Stanfield was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Trinidad for more than 60 years.
She belonged to other organizations in her younger years. She still lived alone, drove short distances, and remained active in the community.
Memorials may be made to the humane societies of Athens or Cedar Creek Lake.
Grandchildren include Lance Lundy of Trinidad, Lara Cathey of Cedar Creek Country Club, Lyle Lundy of Frisco, Lillian R. Jenkins of Kemp and Emily Swanson of Beaumont.
Great-grandchildren are Logan and Leah Lundy; Whitney, Dillon, and Derek Cathey; Brookelyn and Molly-Kate Lundy; Rose, Ashley and D. Thomas Jenkins; Bailey, Scout, McKinly and Rowdie Swanson.
Juanita Stanfield was born to Walter and Helen Reeves, then had a brother, Lansing, and two sisters, Imogene and Mary Nell. Imogene Adams of Dallas survives.
Also, there are multiple cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Trinidad Methodist Church Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007.
Burial followed at the Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.0
Pallbearers were Larry Estes, Norman Lawler, Dan Ferrell, Allen Lundy, Dan Taylor and Claude Jackson.