Martha Victoria Bannister, or Sissie, Vicki, and Victoria, passed away peacefully August 28, 2018 in Ozro, Texas.
A resident of Alpine, Victoria was born in Ozro on June 25, 1943 to Martha Arnold Jackson and Monroe Scott Jackson. She graduated from Venus High School in 1961, Texas Christian University in 1965 with a BA, and Southern Methodist University in 1970 with a MA.
She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1975. She taught high school for several years before changing to business, working for among others, Abbott Laboratories and Ventana Medical Systems.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Wesley F. Bannister, stepchildren Wesley Dean Bannister and his wife Ellen O’Daniel, Michael Bannister and his wife Laura Matthew, Richard Bannister, and Linda Diane Bannister and her husband Marcus Zurobski, grandchildren Christopher Bannister, Simon Bannister, and David Bannister, her nieces Melinda Jackson, Kelly Brooks, and her nephew Michael Jackson.
She enjoyed reading, gardening, and working for the non-profit Casa Hogar Orphanage Inc., which supports a children’s home in Ojinaga, Mexico. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to Casa Hogar Orphanage Inc., PO Box 305, Alpine, TX 79831 or at https://www.casahogarorphanage.org/donate.
Funeral services were the afternoon of Saturday, September 1 in the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie, Texas. Graveside service followed in the Ozro Cemetery in Maypearl.
Visitation for family and friends was observed on Friday evening, August 31 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, online at m.waynebozefuneralhome.com.