Gai Ann Harper

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Gai Ann Harper, 64, nee Smith, of Mason, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m., at Mason Funeral Home, in Mason, with Rusty Felts officiating.

Interment followed in the Harper Family Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 13, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Harper was born Aug. 31, 1949, in San Angelo, the daughter of Holland Smith and Hazel Smallwood Smith. She married Sam (Buzzy) Harper in October 1988 in Coleman, and he survives.

A graduate of Calallen High School in Corpus Christi, Mrs. Harper worked as a beautician for many years in a number of places, including Fredericksburg.

She was also a champion barrel racer.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Harper is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Toy and Cole Hardin of San Angelo, and two grandchildren.

Survivors also include a sister and brother-in-law, Holly and George Golden of Corpus Christi; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Eckert of Doss, and a brother-in-law, Dayton Harper of San Angelo.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to the West Texas Boys Ranch.

Pallbearers included Case Hardin, Cole Hardin, Dayton Harper, Ernie Eckert, Larry Eckert and B.H. Nobles.

Honorary pallbearers were Dewey Eckert, Dicky Schmidt and Jerry Dutton.

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