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MizHat: The Life Journey of Roy Helen Herndon Mingus Ackers

By Johnnie Lou Avery Boyd — Autographed copies available!

MizHat tells the story of one of Abilene’s most colorful and endearing residents. Roy Helen Ackers, who died Feb. 11, 2017, at the age of 95, grew up on a farm near Anson, Texas, and lived her entire adult life in Abilene, Texas, working in the legal, petroleum and insurance fields and gaining a reputation for her book reviews, eclectic attire, and fondness for hats.

For more than fifteen years right up until her death she wrote a popular society column for the Abilene Reporter-News under the byline of “MizCheevus,” often attending three social events a day – and wearing a different outfit at each one. She was known for her support of the arts, her interest in people and enjoying a cocktail or two at the end of the day.