Wilma Stone was a pioneering sister in this area. There were times when she was the sole member of the church in the San Marcos/Wimberley area. I met her when we first moved here, and she died about 2 years ago.
Today, I went to a funeral celebrating another stalwart pioneer member; Sister Joan Sayre. She and her husband, Virgil, were some early church leaders in this area. He was the branch president. Church was held in a cafeteria. Brother Sayre went to Salt Lake and asked the prophet if we could build a church building. He raised funds and built that church building.
Sister Sayre was amazing. She has been so kind to me. Always willing to give a compliment, or ask how school is going, or to ask if I will help with a musical number. She always served well, was elegant, and happy. She was a queen in every way.
I am grateful to have known her. It has brought together many thoughts I have had about my love for San Marcos. Many love to bask in the herd, but I love being out here on the front lines. I hope to be 1/10 of the person Joan Sayre was.