The Baubles and Bags scholarship luncheon hosted by Good Egg Enterprises on May 24 celebrated students pursuing the arts in college, and highlighted Ann Fleming by proclaiming her an honorary Good Egg.
Fleming graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in elementary education. After college, she taught in Tarrant County and in Dilley, and eventually earned a master’s degree in English. She then taught English at the Southwest Texas Junior College, and ever since has supported students in and out of the classroom.
“I met our honoree years ago when we didn’t have a hospice,” Uvalde Good Egg Jan Elliott said. “The first hospice we had was when a reverend in town was ill. I drew the early morning 6 a.m. shift, and I got to feed him breakfast. That precious man would raise his hands and thank God. I knew personally how important hospice was then.”
Uvalde still did not have an official hospice for many years after that. Elliott said Fleming was one of the driving forces for bringing hospice to Uvalde.
“Our honoree had the same experience, without a hospice, and she knew what it meant to have people there for those who are sick,” Elliott said. “Ann was one of the influences in getting hospice to Uvalde.”
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