Margie "Louise" Daughrity Sears, 95, of Brownfield passed away peacefully on May 6, 2021, at Covenant Medical Center. A memorial service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Brownfield First Baptist Church with Dr. Matt Baird officiating.
Louise was born on June 17, 1925, in Marietta, Oklahoma to Ambrose Powell and Maud Daughrity. She was the youngest of 8 children. The family moved to Terry County in December of 1928, settling in the Gomez Community. Louise met Odell Sears, the love of her life, at Gomez. She attended the Gomez schools until she transferred to Brownfield Schools in her Junior year. She graduated in May 1942.
Louise joined the Gomez Baptist Church in 1938, and was baptized in a stock tank. In 1943, she and her mom moved to town, and Louise began a career as a buyer for Latham's Department Store and worked for Collins Department Store. Later during WWII, she worked in California at the Kaiser Shipyard. Odell returned from Europe in 1945, after WWII ended and they married on December 15, 1945. She and Odell began a life in Brownfield.
In 1975, they bought Copeland Hardware and it became Sears-Copeland Hardware. They rebuilt the store after a fire in 1983 and renamed it Odell's. They retired and closed the store in January of 1991. They had two children, Joe Sears and Susan Sears-Roberts. Their life was each other, their children, work, the First Baptist Church and Texas Tech Men's basketball. Louise started teaching Sunday School at First Baptist Church in 1950, was a lifelong Democrat, served on the PTA and Terry County Historical Commission, and was a season ticket holder for 60 years of the men's Texas Tech University basketball.
Preceding Louise into heaven is her husband of 69 years, Odell; parents; brother; sisters and Odell's 3 brothers. Louise is survived by her son, Joe Sears of Brownfield; daughter, Susan Roberts and husband Chris of Lubbock; Step-granddaughter, Alison Henry and husband Aaron; step-great-grandson, Ethan of Mobile, Alabama; many nieces and nephews from both sides of the family and many friends.
A special thank you to Dr. Monzer Attar, a close family friend and her physician for many years. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Brownfield First Baptist Church at 219 W. Main Street, Brownfield, TX 79316, The Terry County Cemetery Association at 500 W. Main Street Room 104, Brownfield, TX 79316 or Morris Safe House Dog Rescue at 3240 Nightingale Road, Lubbock, TX 79407.
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