Mary Ann Carter Space passed away July 16, 2016, in Austin. She was born April 16, 1926, in Mexia, to Charles Edward and Fay Fedrick Carter. She graduated from Mexia High School, class of 1943, and attended Southwestern University, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.
She met her future husband, Charles W. “Jimmy” Space of Belen, N.M., in Mexia, where he was stationed at the Army Camp as a SSgt. during World War II. She worked as a bank teller with The City National Bank, predecessor of Incommons Bank, in Mexia, while Jimmy served on active duty in the Pacific during the war.
During their 64 years of marriage, they lived in Belen, N.M., Slaton and Barstow, Calif., where Mary Ann enjoyed her position as secretary to the Provost Marshall at the Marine Corps Supply Center. After retirement, Mary Ann and Jimmy settled in Mexia, where both were active members in the First Presbyterian Church.