Lily Mudge


Lily Mudge

Lily Mudge, 83, of Canyon, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Dreamland Cemetery in Texas, with arrangements by Brooks Funeral Directors.

Lily was born on Sept. 19, 1939, in Belen, N.M., to Florencio and Erlinda Jaramillo. She married Stanley Mudge on June 23, 1962, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He worked for A.T.S.F. Railroad, and they traveled with his work, living in foreman railcars, known as the Silver Fleet, until 1972 when they moved to Canyon.

Stanley preceded her in death on July 10, 2005.

Lily was a devoted employee of the show “TEXAS” for more than 35 years. She loved everything about the show, working as the historian for many years.  She was an avid antique collector and thoroughly enjoyed gardening.

She loved her home and entertaining, cooking many meals for friends and loved ones. Lily was a wonderful and gracious caregiver, lovingly caring for those who needed her.

Lily and Charles Seery became companions, and enjoyed traveling the world, especially Italy, China and Hawaii. They also loved spending time exploring the backroads of New Mexico.

Lily was also preceded in death by her parents, Florencio and Erlinda Jaramillo; brother, Robert Jaramillo; and daughter, Melody Turner.

Survivors include her loving companion of 15 years, Charles Seery; her daughter, Marsha Smith and husband, Steven, of Canyon; her sons, Rhett Mudge and wife, Staci, of Canyon, and Shane Mudge and wife, Diane, of Aledo; seven grandchildren, Shawn Smith and wife, Jennifer, Sydney Stephenson and husband, Steven, Jake Mudge, Tori Mudge, Brittain Mudge, Jay Luke Mudge, and Parker Mudge; five great-grandchildren, and six siblings, Felix Jaramillo and wife, Lorraine, and Delores Smith, all of Belen, Rosaline Gray and husband, Wes, of Ft. Worth, Texas, Jerry Jaramillo and wife, Cecilia, Rick Jaramillo and wife, Glenna, and Floyd Jaramillo, all of Belen.

Also surviving her are Charles’s family that she dearly loved, his children, Bruce Seery and Megan Orchard, both of Tulsa; three grandchildren, Madeline, Fischer and Sidney; and his four siblings, Frances, Sheila, John and Jim.

The family suggests memorials be to El Tesoro de la Vida Grief Camp, 2700 Meacham Blvd., Ft. Worth, Texas, 76137.


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