Ludia France Aston, 92, of Longview passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Longview, Texas. She was born to the late Harvey J. and Susie J. Jackson Brigman on May 19, 1918, in Maypearl, Texas.
Ludia lived most of her life in Ellis County before moving to Longview and the Jefferson area in 1982. Ludia loved working in retail sales. In 1950, Ludia and R.K. opened their first bakery in Waxahachie. She later worked for Italy Dry Goods for six years prior to moving to the Longview/Jefferson area. Ludia and her daughter, Pat opened Yesteryear Nick Nacks in Jefferson, Texas, in 1983. A few years later they bought the Mint Tulip Restaurant and ran it for a few years. Yesteryear is still in business 27 years later.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Sue (Pat) Smith and her husband, Rick of Longview, Frances K. Whitten and her husband, Archie of Waxahachie; her sons, Ronnie K. Aston and his wife, Trisha of Brady, Donnie R. Aston and his wife, Brenda of Brady; a foster brother, Odis Holbrook of Houston; three nieces; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, R.K; brother, Hap Brigman; sister, Faye Childers; and one great-grandson, Derek Scott.
Services to celebrate her life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at First United Methodist Church of Maypearl with the Rev. Marvin Mott officiating. Interment will follow at Auburn Cemetery.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Auburn Cemetery Association, in care of Janice Faries, 704 S. Main St., Itasca, TX 76055.