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Thomas Durwood, Jr.
Mar. 13, 1917
Mar. 24, 1988
Apr. 28, 1918
Sept. 18, 1992
This is the day which the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24
Back of headstone
Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr.
Speaker, House of Representatives
1949 - 1951
Member, House of Representatives
1940 - 1951
Chairman, State Board of Hospitals
1955 - 1956
Member, Board of Water Engineers
1957 - 1961
Member, State Board of Insurance
1961 - 1983
Joyce Price Manford
Devoted Wife and Mother
Loving Sister and Daughter
||Joyce Price Manford
||Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
|Reason for Eligibility:
||Wife of Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr.
||April 28, 1918
||September 18, 1992
||September 21, 1992
MANFORD, JOYCE PRICE (1918 ~ 1992). Joyce Price was born on April 28, 1918 in Georgetown, Texas to William Louis Price and Joyce Amy Johnson Price. After graduating from Southwestern University, where she was active in the college glee club and Delta Delta Delta sorority and chosen Miss Southwestern, she taught school in Austin and Smithville.
After her marriage to Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr., they lived in Smiley. Mr. Manford came from a pioneer Gonzales County family. Mrs. Manford was an invaluable partner in her husband's career which included serveral terms in the Texas House of Representatives and his appointment to various state boards.
She was an active member of the University United Methodist Church and its Fellowship Forum Class, former president of the State Official Ladies' Club, member of the Austin Lawyers' Wives Club, member of the Settlement Club, member of the State Legislative Wives' Club, member of the alumnae group of Delta Delta Delta and member of the President's Council of Southwestern University. She died in Austin on September 18, 1992 and was buried beside her husband at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from the Houston Chronicle, September 20, 1992 and Texas State Cemetery file materials.