Margene (Clements) Hale was born on April 18, 1941 in San Angelo, TX to Edgar (E.F.) Clements and Vivian (Bennett) Clements. She passed away on January 2, 2017 at the age of 75 years old. She lived in Mereta, TX from birth to high school and then moved to Carlsbad, TX where she attended and graduated from Water Valley High School in 1959. She was the salutatorian of her graduating class. After graduation, she attended and graduated from the San Angelo Business School. On April 8, 1960, she married Charles Floyd Hale in Carlsbad, TX where they made their home. From this marriage of 57 years two children were born, Helen Lynn and Charles Hale Jr. (Charlie Brown). She worked at the San Angelo State School and in 1974 went to work at the West Texas Lighthouse for the Blind. She retired in 2011 after 37 years. She had a very special place in her heart for all the people that worked there. She was a member of the Carlsbad Church of Christ. She loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughters. She loved to crochet, read, sew, and attended all the kids’ school events. Whether it was basketball, volleyball, stock shows, football, or going to rodeos, she loved to go. She especially loved to go to games with her friend Fran. She is survived by her husband Charles Hale Sr. of Carlsbad, TX; her mother Vivian Clements of San Angelo; her daughter Helen Harvey and husband Scott of Hydro, OK; her son Charles Hale Jr. and wife Sandra of Pontotoc, TX. Her granddaughter Shanna Shireman and husband Justin of Yukon, OK; and grandson Cody Blair and special friend Jenny Smith of Water Valley, TX., and granddaughter Maci Berry and husband Darren of Mangum, OK; Two great-granddaughters Kalyn and Kallie Shireman of Yukon, OK. Brother-in-Law Bill Broncy of San Angelo; Sister-in-Law Thelma Phillips and husband Bill of Lubbock; Sister-in-Law Mary Fenner of Beaumont, TX., Brother-in-Law Herbert Hale and wife Kathryn of Lockhart, TX. Sister-in-Law Otha May Kirkpatrick of Lampasas, TX. and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Edgar F. Clements, her Father and Mother-in-laws, J.B. and Dixie Hale and her only sister Jeanette (Clements) Broncy. Visitation will be at Harper Funeral Home from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Thursday, January 5, 2017 with graveside service to be held at Grape Creek Cemetery at 3:00 pm with cousin, Mitch Freeman officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Lighthouse for the Blind, 2001 Austin St. San Angelo, TX 76903 or St. Gabriel’s Hospice & Palliative Care, 3157 Executive Dr. San Angelo, TX 76903 For all that knew mom to say she was a mess was an understatement! She could seem tough on the outside but she was a very caring and loving person and mom and would do anything that she could for anyone. If she picked on you then she liked you. She and Dad made sure to try to raise Charlie and I to be good adults and believe you me that was a big job! Many times she had to apply that gold house shoe of hers to the seats of our behinds to remind us that she was the mom and Charlie and I both respected her and loved her dearly. Thank goodness for her love and guidance and for being such a great mom! Pallbearers will be Charlie Hale, Scott Harvey, Cody Blair, Justin Shireman, Lon Felts, David Hale, Kelly Cochran and Wayne Jordan. Honorary pallbearers Bob Porter, Pierce Miller and Bob Phillips. The family would like to give a special thank you to mom’s nurses, Cassie Bond and Jimmie Coppedge at Senior Care and a big special thanks to Pam Murphy who helped our family with her faith and guidance. The care and support mom received was wonderful!