Mary Jean McMillon Kubacak was born in Crosbyton on May 23, 1941 to W.J. “Shorts” and Nadine McMillon. She passed away on November 25, 2016. She was raised in Happy until her family settled in Plainview when she was in high school. She moved to Lubbock after graduation. Services will be Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Baptist Church, Lubbock. There will be a family visitation at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers on Monday, November 28, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A tribute of Mary’s life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.
Mary was a legal secretary in Lubbock for many years, taking time off to raise her daughters. Her most recent employer was Jack Nelson of the Nelson and Nelson Law Firm. She retired from his firm at the end of 2014, after being diagnosed with breast cancer when chemotherapy made working too difficult for her. Her Christian faith was the most important part of her life and she was an active member of Oakwood Baptist Church Mary’s favorite things included watching Fox News, Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, HGTV’s Fixer Upper, collecting turtles, spinach enchiladas from Abuelo’s, ice tea with lots of ice, musicals and traveling. She traveled extensively throughout her life, but her favorite trips were Disney cruises with her grandchildren. She enjoyed lunch once a month with a group of friends who were also in the legal profession for many years.
She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Goebel and husband Frank of Lubbock, and Kelly Leverett and husband Dennis of Buffalo Gap; six grandchildren, Emily and Julia Goebel of Lubbock, and Grant, Evyn, Hunter and Bristyl Leverett of Buffalo Gap; two sisters, Peggy Huckabee of Big Spring, and Sharon McMillon of Mansfield; five brothers, Bill McMillon and wife Helen, Ronnie McMillon and Curtis McMillon all of Amarillo, Don McMillon and wife Sue of Plainview, and Jimmy McMillon and wife Barbara of Houston, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the father of her daughters, Anton Kubacak of Tuscola, and her beloved dogs, Bentley Jazz and Gucci.
She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Linda Daniel; as well as her grandparents; and many aunts and uncles.