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Prock, Mabel G.

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June 18, 1916 - May 14, 2015

Prock, Mabel G.

Mabel Garrett Prock, age 98, passed away on the 14th of May, 2015 at her home in Dallas, Texas. She was born and raised in Erick, Oklahoma to the late Charles and Lexia Bullard Garrett.  She was an honor student and graduated with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Mabel was an elementary school teacher in the Hext and Erick Oklahoma School Systems and an English teacher in the Sweetwater and Sayre Oklahoma School Systems. She married Robert H. Prock and the two shared 67 happy years together. Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Walter, and sisters, Irene, Velma, Gladys, and Bernice. Mabel is survived by her daughters, Karen Anstead of Dallas, TX , and Jana Prock, of Fort Worth, TX,  her sister, Helen Gumper of Georgetown, TX,  grandsons, Justin (Angela) and Christopher Anstead,  and great-grandson, James Robert Anstead of Richardson, TX.

A memorial service will be held at the Abbey Chapel in  Restland Memorial Gardens,  Dallas, Texas on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm with a private burial to follow at a later date in Oklahoma.

Mabel’s Tribute Video can be seen HERE.

Arrangements under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
214-306-6700

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Billy Hill

May 27, 2015 7:22PM

Karen and Jana.
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mother taught me English in Sweetwater. She had a tremendous influence on my life. I thought she was the toughest teacher in the world and complained constantly. But she saved me in college. I was told that freshman English caused more college dropouts than any course. It was a breeze thanks to her. I did tell her that later. No one in college believed my stories abo,ut how she forced you to do your best. So I once turned
in a theme she graded as a c+. Got an A. This paragraph would probably get a c. A great lady.


Tom Ford

May 27, 2015 9:13AM

Karen and Jana - Mrs Prock was my wonderful 5th and 6th grade teacher at Hext. I will never forget her.


Cleta Joy Cox

May 24, 2015 11:54PM

Karen, Jana, Prock family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Prock taught me English at Sweetwater. She was an excellent teacher and will always be in my memory as a blessing in my life.


Gail Maddoux

May 23, 2015 12:29PM

Mrs. Mabel Prock was truly a wonderful person and a great teacher. I have always remembered her warm smile and her genuine interest in every student. The world would be much richer if more teachers were as caring and knowledgeable as she. I am very happy to have been in her English class during my senior year in 1959 at Sweetwater High School.

Gail Maddoux


Cleta Joy Cox

May 23, 2015 12:03AM

Karen, Jana, Prock family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Prock was one of my favorite teachers at Sweetwater. She had me well prepared for college English and that helped in my other classes too. She influenced my life in many ways and is someone I will remember all of my life.


mike armstrong

May 20, 2015 9:25AM

Karen and family - you have our sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was a fine person and had a positive impact on both my life and my wife's life. She taught me in 3rd grade at Erick and my wife Barbara in 7-12 at Sweetwater. May God comfort all of you during this time.