Historical Preservation Foundation
The Metcalfe-Spence Cemetery Historical Preservation Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation formed in 2019. In 2020 the descendants of the Metcalfe and Spence families donated the Metcalfe-Spence Family Cemetery to the Foundation.
The primary purpose of the Foundation is to preserve, enhance and maintain the historic cemetery grounds, also known as the Ben Ficklin Cemetery in San Angelo, Texas, and to provide education opportunities for the general public and public awareness activities.
An anonymous benefactor provided initial funding to the Foundation. With this funding and other contributions, the Foundation is responsible for capital improvements and perpetual maintenance on the cemetery grounds located near the intersection of US Highway 87 South and Loop 306. Additionally, the Foundation is responsible for the contents and maintenance of this website.
Members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors are non-compensated and serve on a voluntary basis. The Foundation has no employees.
Current Board Members
Margie Kiser (Metcalfe-Spence family descendant)
Robert Simms (Metcalfe-Spence family descendant)
Founding Board of Directors from left to right are Steve Price, Robert Simms, Ray Harper, Margie Kiser, William Caskey and Golda Foster McMahon.
Tax deductible contributions or questions for the Foundation can be directed to:
221 South Irving Street
San Angelo, Texas 76903-6421