Margaret A. Raine
On a glorious Sunday morning, Oct. 21, 2018, Margaret Annette Raine passed away at the age of 94 at her residence in Uvalde.
Born on July 15, 1924, in Uvalde County to Philip Loveridge and Reba Mason Newell, Margaret spent her early years on a ranch before moving closer to town to attend school.
She met and married Charles Raine in Uvalde in 1942 and together they raised their five children on a small place outside the city limits where she could farm and raise livestock, and instill that love in her children and grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and seamstress, but balanced her domestic duties with work in the community like helping with elections and in forming the Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club which is still ongoing to this day. Besides raising five rowdy kids, she participated in bridge club with life-long friends and gave of her time and talents to teaching Sunday School and serving meals at the church for 30-plus years.
Mimi truly was “the Queen of Everything” and the floor under so many lives, but where she excelled the most was in her love for children and in her capacity for nurturing them. Her love for her children and grandchildren and their children was vast and enduring, and could best be summed up for all of them by one grandchild when 6 years old: “Mimi, when I get married, I’m going to have a hundred kids and bring them all to you.” Charles Swindol could have been describing her when he said, “No one influences the world more than a woman who arises and serves.”
The last few months of her life she told us repeatedly that she didn’t want her service to be about her, but for it to be a message that would honor Christ. Well, her whole life was that sermon that all of us read and admired and longed to follow because she drew “strength for her weakness” from the Christ she knew and to the Christ whom she was going. Our Mimi was a pioneer woman and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace.
She is survived by her husband of 76 years, Charles Raine; daughters, Pallas Kitto and husband Karl of Midland, Randall Davidson and husband Bodie of Batesville, Charle Stewart and husband Bubba of Harper and Alicia Raine of Uvalde; son Mason Raine and wife Kathy of Weatherford; grandchildren Raine Hobbs and wife Natalie and children (Hunter and London), Ranell Hobbs Borders and husband Nowell and children (Dalton and Kelton), Roper Lawrence, Newell Stewart and wife Bonnie, Tarrant Stewart and wife Rebecca and child (Trinity), April Raine Taylor and husband Cris and children (Macie, Adeline, Mary Kate, Audrie, and Bexar) Nealie Wardlaw and husband Tut and children (Emma, Ellason, Camryn) Clint Kitto and wife Becca and children (Lena, Bradon, Chloe) Raice Davidson and child (Tristan); brother Sonny Newell and wife Kathryn of Ballinger; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Uvalde.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mission: Dignity, www.missiondignity.org or to Samaritan’s Purse, www.samaritanspurse.org.
The preceding is a paid obituary.