Wilma Lavon Dayton


Wilma Lavon Dayton, 95, of Georgetown, Texas, completed her time on this earth on November 7, 2020. Wilma was born on September 25, 1925 in Liberty Hill, Texas, to parents Frank Long and Clara Mather. She is a descendant of the Mather family, early settlers of Williamson County.

She went to school in a one-room schoolhouse at Concord and walked several miles to school every day, rain or shine. Wilma was the great-granddaughter of Andy Mather, one of the first Texas Rangers. Her great-great-grandfather, Samuel Mather, settled the Gabriel Mills area and helped establish the Mohomet Masonic Lodge in Williamson County.

Family was the most important thing in Wilma’s life, and she loved spending time with relatives, including her siblings L.D. Long, Dorothy Browning, and Lena Stinson and her husband Jeff; her children Winston Dayton, Randy Dayton and his wife Treva, Beverly Jackson, and Barbara Smith; her grandchildren Chris Cooper and his wife Kelly, Kayla Jackson, and Stephanie Smith; her great-grandchildren Zach Cooper, Chance Cooper, Garret Russell, and Cooper Schlabach; and innumerable cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Wilma was an amazing person who had a positive impact on everyone she met. She was known for her immeasurable kindness, warmth, generosity, and love. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and birds – especially hummingbirds. She was an avid Houston Astros fan and didn’t hesitate to write former owner Drayton McLane with feedback. She was the core and rock of the entire family, and her greatest joy was bringing the family together for holiday meals.

A celebration of her life will take place at the Mather Family Cemetery (2400 CR 236) on Friday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m. Attendees are welcome to share their fond memories with those attending.

Flowers can be sent to Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Dr, Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mather Family Cemetery Association, PO Box 860, Florence, TX 76527.