Mansfield Living

Spackey celebrates 103rd birthday

Friends, family and residents and staff of Walnut Creek Assisted Living gathered to help Ann Spackey celebrate her 103rd birthday June 7.

Barbara Anthony, Emily Davis, Misty Gray and Jo Taylor hosted the party, which was decorated in shades of lavender and held in the parlor at Walnut Creek Assisted Living Center. Brother Dennis Vaughn of Mansfield Bible Church and Tony Anthony, who lead the church service at Walnut Creek Assisted Living each week, offered the prayer, introduced the family and welcomed more than 40 guests in attendance. Lori Anthony Thomas provided beautiful music with gospel songs and a combination of popular and country western favorites.

Ann and Claude Spackey were married for more than 55 years before his death in 1997 and made their home in San Antonio and New Braunfels. They had three sons, Ted Spackey and wife Pat; Dale Spackey and wife Diane; and Mel Spackey and wife Emmy. Spackey's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren live in Mansfield, Wichita Falls, Lubbock, Dallas, The Woodlands, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, New York and Puerto Rico.