Miscellaneous Washington County, Texas Obituaries


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Erna Emshoff, 96, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000 in College Station Medical Center. 
She was born Sept. 27, 1903 in Bleiblerville, Texas, the daughter of William and Bertha Grebe Emshoff. On Nov. 8, 1903, she was baptized by the Rev. Stricker and on April 1, 1917 she was confirmed by the Rev. Appel at Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome, where she remained a member. She attended Austin County, Bleiblerville school. For many years, she worked as a nurses' aide at Bohne Hospital. 
Miss Emshoff is survived by her sister, Lillie Franke of Bryan; nieces and nephews, Lou Jean Dockery of Bryan, Ruth and Ray Dittmar of Houston and Roland and Dorothy Emshoff of New Braunfels; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great-nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Henry Emshoff. 
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 11 a.m. in Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Welcome with the Rev. Walter Schindehette officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Ray Dittmar, Roland Emshoff, Le Roy Grebe Sr., Kirby Klump Sr., Noe Gutierez Jr., Walter Rodenbeck and John Richter. 
Memorials may be given to Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Welcome. 
Funeral services and arrangments are under the care and direction of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 

Wilbert W. Light, 81, died Monday, June 5 in Arvada, Colo. He was born Sept. 11, 1918 in Greenvine, Texas to Eddie Lee and Ida Mertz Light. In 1940, he married Beatrice Gindorf of Bellville, Texas, who preceded him in death in 1983. 
He is survived by three daughters, Nina Kathryn and husband Dr. Howard Swanson of Marshfield, Wis., Valerie Sue and husband, John Wright of Atlanta, Ga. and Deanna Kay Light of Arvada, Colo.; grandsons, Kris and Kyle Swanson of Wisconsin; sisters, Ida Bell Rauch of Carmine and Mildred Otto and husband Marvin of La Grange; sisters-in-law, Eunice and Mae Virginia Gindorf of Houston and Glendora Gindorf of Pampa; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Leroy Schwartz, 69, of Leander, was born Nov. 18, 1930 in Sandy Hill, Texas and passed away June 5, 2000. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Schwartz and his parents, John Schwartz Sr. and Lydia Hodde Schwartz. 
Mr. Schwartz is survived by sons, Gordon Schwartz of Leander, Chet Schwartz and wife Sharla of Thorndale and Trevor Schwartz and wife Christina of Lago Vista; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers, Nolan Schwartz and wife Marcy of April Springs, John Schwartz Jr. and wife Jeanene of Seguin and Leon Schwartz and wife Florence of Brenham; and sister, Shirley Ashorn and husband Melvin of Brenham. 
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today in the Beck Funeral Home, Cedar Park location. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Good Sheperd Lutheran Church, Cedar Park, Texas, with interment in Bagdad Cemetery in Leander, Texas. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Beck Funeral Home, Leander/Cedar Park, (512) 244-3772. 

Elizabeth Poorman Moore, who died June 18, 2000, was born in Katy, Texas, April 29, 1917, daughter and fifth child of Perry and Angie Poorman. A graduate of San Jacinto High School, she was a member of the Rice Institute Class of 1938. She married architect Harvin Cooper Moore in 1936. With two young sons at home she became active in the Blue Bird Circle, Houston Symphony Campaign drives and the Rice Alumni, where she served as the first woman elected vice president. She was also active in the International Institute of Education, serving as a volunteer and board member, and was founder of the Houston Taipei Sister City organization. With her husband she pursued a long interest in architectural preservation and antiques. The Moores retired to Chappell Hill, Texas in 1980, opening the 1851 Stage Coach Inn as a house museum and bed and breakfast. There they were active in the Chappell Hill Historical Society, and were members of the annual Scarecrow Festival. 
Mrs. Moore was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, and is survived by sons, Harvin C. Moore Jr. and wife Mary, Barry Moore and wife Barbara Dillingham; grandchildren, Harvin C. Moore IV and wife Janet, Marian Casey and husband Chris and Clara Moore; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Moore and Christopher Casey; and nephew, Joe Westerlage. She was especially grateful to her friends in Chappell Hill and caretakers, Tina Curtis, Delores Schultze, Bonnie Mayes and Evelyn Harvey who predeceased her last November. 
Memorial services will be on June 21 at 11 a.m. at the Chappell Hill United Methodist Church, after which the family will receive friends at her home in Chappell Hill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chappell Hill United Methodist Church, Rice University or a charity of your choice. 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham. 

Zane Thomas Schulte, 16, of Brenham died at his home Sunday, June 18, 2000. 
Zane was born Aug. 19, 1983 in Seattle, Wash., the son of Thomas and Barbra Hulling Schulte. He was baptized in the Catholic faith Dec. 12, 1983 in Fort Worth, Texas and confirmed April 15, 1992 in Somerville, Texas. Zane was a member of the Brenham High School Class of 2002. He was an honor student, actively involved in sports, and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 
He is survived by his loving parents, Thomas and Barbra Schulte of Brenham; grandmother, Marie Hulling of Belleville, Ill.; grandfather, Edward Schulte of Trenton, Ill.; aunts and uncles, Mary Lyons, Nicolette and Bill Parkhill, Cletus Jr. and Cher Hulling, Roberta and George Selke, Edward and Carol Schulte, Herbert and Germaine Schulte, Mary Jane Weilmuenster and Phyllis and Tom Heiderscheit; numerous cousins; and three special K-9 pets, Bones, Tex and Buffy. 
Zane is preceded in death by his grandfather, Cletus Hulling Sr. and grandmother, Mary Schulte. 
Rosary will be recited this evening at 6 p.m. with visitation to follow from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. 
Funeral services will be for Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Jon Siemsglusz and Father Curt Lanzrath officiating. Interment will follow in St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Sandy Hill Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Bret Muegge, Jared Jones, Michael Ervin, Patrick Ervin, Jeremy Burleson, Colt Knipstein, Tod Steele and Brigham Benson. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ronald Haake, Dr. Donald Draehn, Cletus Hulling Jr., George Selke, Herbert Schulte and Mike Muegge. 
Memorials may be given to the Zane Schulte Athletic Scholarship Fund at Texas National Bank. 
Funeral services and arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 

Ruby Mae Gostick Scott, 73, of Brenham, died June 19, 2000 in New Braunfels, Texas, after a courageous battle with cancer. 
She was born May 15, 1927 in Houston, Harris County, Texas to John William and Anna Blackman Gostick. 
On May 22, 1948, she married William Robert "Bill" Scott. 
Mrs. Scott enjoyed and loved her family and even after she was diagnosed with cancer, still enjoyed traveling and being with people. 
Survivors include her daughters, Ruby Jean Scott Siebe and husband Randy G. Siebe of Navasota and Carolyn Elizabeth Scott Benham and husband Kenneth Benham of New Braunfels; and grandchildren, Rhea Danee Siebe and Rachael Ann Siebe of Navasota and Jason A. Benham and Joshua K. Benham of New Braunfels. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Scott on April 12, 1992; her parents; grandchildren, Kimberely Nicole Siebe and Scott Roger Pope; sisters, Anna Doris Elmore, Katie Merle Wehring and Peggy Rose Magee; and brother, John William Gostick Jr. 
The funeral service will be Wednesday, June 21 at 2 p.m. in Memorial Oaks Chapel with the Rev. Steve Ponder officiating. Burial will be in the White Hall/Fairview Cemetery in the White Hall community near Navasota. 
The family will receive visitors today from 6-8 p.m. in Memorial Oaks Chapel. 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham. 

Raymond W. Sander, 85, of Brenham, died Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Rosenberg, Texas. He was born Oct. 24, 1914 in Kenney, Texas, the son of Fred H. and Lydia (Meyer) Sander. He was baptized and confirmed in New Wehdem Lutheran Church. He attended Concordia School. On Dec. 14, 1939, he married Leona Garlin in Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome by Pastor I.M. Mansur, where he remained a member. 
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Dorothy Sander of Richmond; daughter-in-law, Pauline Sander of Brenham; grandchildren, Stacie and James Cook of Katy, Brian Sander of Haltom City, Texas; great-grandchild, Ashley Jordan Cook of Katy; sister-in-law, Rella Sander; and brother-in-law, Clarence Hohlt, both of Brenham. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leona Sander on May 7, 1992; and his son, Vernon Sander. 
Visitation will be this evening beginning at 7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000 at 3 p.m. in Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome with Pastor Walter Schindehette officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Brian Sander, James Cook, Jerry Nail, Harold Hohlt, Charles Kokemor and Ray Zingelmann. 
Memorials may be given to Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome. 
Funeral services and arrangements are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 

Dulce Larissa Martinez, 11 months, of Brenham died Oct. 15, 2000 at her residence. 
She was born Oct. 26, 1999 in Brenham to Debbie Ann Bermea and Jose Angel Martinez Jr. She was baptized Nov. 21, 1999 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham. 
Survivors include her parents; sisters, Cassandra Graciano, Ayisha Martinez, Keisha Martinez and Jessica Martinez, all of Brenham; grandparents, Jose Angel Martinez Sr. and Maria Gallegos, both of Mexico, Janie DeLeon of Victoria and David Garcia of Dallas; aunts and uncles, Priscilla and Manuel Martinez, Ismael and Lilliana Martinez and Saul and Michelle Garcia, all of Brenham, and Lalo Jr. and Lisa Vela of Victoria; her Nanna, Virginia Pittman; and numerous cousins. 
She was preceded in death by her step-grandfather, three great-grandmothers and one great-grandfather. 
The funeral service will be Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham with Father Juan Maravilla officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Brenham. 
Rosary will be recited today at 6 p.m. in Memorial Oaks Chapel. 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham. 

David Joe Beettner, 45, of the Nechanitz area, near La Grange, died Nov. 25 at his home. 
Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 27 at the Waldeck Cemetery. The Rev. Walter Williams officiated. 
David was born Aug. 7, 1955 to Karl and Ann Beettner in Brenham. 
He married Sally Smith April 1, 1989 in Gay Hill. 
He was a member of Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. He also served in the National Guard. 
Survivors include his wife, Sally of Nechanitz; daughter and son-in-law, Christian and James Rust of Brenham; son and fiance, David Beettner and Carol Huerta of Burton; brother and sisters-in-law, Charles and Sandra Beettner of Brenham and Karlie and Phyllis Beettner of Texarkana, Jerry Beettner and friend Jo of Houston; sisters, Georgia Degelia of Austin, Nettilu Kmiec of Brenham; granddaughter, Michaela Rust of Brenham; father-in-law, and nieces and nephews. 
The family requests that memorials be made to Brazos Valley Hospice. 
Koenig and Strickland Funeral Home of La Grange was in charge of arrangements. 

Blanche West Stevens, 93, of Brenham, formerly of Lubbock, died Nov. 28, 2000 at her residence. 
Mrs. Stevens was born May 4, 1907 in Poreum, Okla. to Ellis C. and Mabel Lippard West. 
For many years, her husband was a prominent cotton buyer in the Lubbock area. Mrs. Stevens was a former president of the Lubbock Cotton. 
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry W. Stevens of Lewisville, Tom and Dixie Stevens of Chappell Hill and Mike and Jan Stevens of Mandeville, La.; five grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis D. Stevens in December 1971; and her parents. 
A private family service will be held Friday at Resthaven Mausoleum in Lubbock. 
Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army or the American Red Cross. 
Arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., in Brenham. 

Berlon Dee Crabtree, 58, of Houston, Texas, died March 28, 2001 at Bayshore Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas. 
He was born Sept. 2, 1942 in Houston to Sterling H. Sr. and Helen Crabtree. He attended school in the Cypress-Fairbanks School District and graduated from Cy-Fair High School in 1960. 
On March 23, 1984, he was married to Jean Schmelter in Houston, Texas. 
Berlon was an avid fisherman and hunter. His "second love" was their home in Port O'Conner where he spent countless hours in the boat fishing. Berlon loved deer and elk hunting, which began in his youth with his dad and brother, Sterling, and continued throughout the years. He cherished the times spent with family and friends around the campfire trading stories of "the big set of horns they almost got" or "the big one that got away." He will be greatly missed by his fishing and hunting "buddys." 
Survivors include his wife, Jean; daughter, Carolyn Crabtree; stepson, Scott Schmelter and wife Maria; stepdaughter, Cindy Rychlec and husband Tim, all of Houston; brother and sister-in-law, Sterling and Patt Crabtree of Brenham; sister and brother-in-law, LaDelle and Dan Springer of Conroe; mother-in-law, Mable Messenger; numerous nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Charles Crabtree. 
The family will receive friends Sunday, April 1, 2001, in the Klein Funeral Home Chapel, Champion Forest Drive, Klein, Texas. (Time of visitation is pending.) 
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 2, 2001 at the Klein Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Addicks Cemetery on FM 1960, Houston. Time of funeral is pending. 
Pallbearers will be Darrel Crabtree, David Crabtree, Jack Dennis Crabtree, Matt Springer, Tim Rychlec and Victor Grisbee. 
Funeral services are in the care of Klein Funeral Home, 16131 Champion Forest Drive, Klein, Texas 77379, 281-320-2674.

Vivien Card Meadows was born Dec. 21, 1911 in Denver, Colo. She died April 3, 2001 in Tyler, Texas. Vivien was the oldest of four children born to Tracy and Ethel Card. She was married to George A. Meadows July 17, 1937 in the Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas. 
Vivien Meadows spent part of her youth in the western United States. Her father, Tracy Card was an accountant for The Great Western Sugar Company and his employment with that company required the family to live in several western states. She moved with her family in 1922 to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas after her father Tracy and his brother, Joe Card made the decision to embark on an entrepreneurial venture in that region. 
Vivien graduated from Mission High School in Mission, Texas and attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas. From there she returned to Mission and was an employee of the local newspaper. Vivien and George Meadows met and married in Houston, Texas. They lived in several towns in the South Texas Region, as George was a career oilfield participant and entrepreneur. They spent over 20 years living in Houston, and were active members of the Presbyterian Church. Vivien chaired the Houston Mothers March Against Polio during the mid 1950s. In 1991 Vivien and George moved to Whitehouse and later to Tyler where their loving daughter, Jeanne watched over them. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. 
Vivien was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, George; parents, Tracy and Ethel Card; brother, Justin; and sister, Joann. 
She is survived by daughter, Jeanne and son-in-law, Tom Stovall of Tyler; son, Richard and daughter-in-law, Connie Meadows of Milwaukee, Wis.; son, Tracy and daughter-in-law, Ruthann Meadows of Brenham; sister, Helen and brother-in-law, Ralph Giles and family of Phoenix, Ariz.; and nine grandchildren, Jeffrey Meadows, Elizabeth Meadows Johnson, Christopher Meadows, Tim Meadows, Ford Meadows, Bonnie Stovall Horton, Angela Stovall Fletcher, Tommy Stovall and Vivien Stovall Duarte. She is further survived with seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery with the Rev. David O’Neal officiating. 
Visitation will start at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home before the graveside. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Dr. Tyler, Texas 75701 or a charity of ones choice. 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors of Tyler, (903) 592-6533. 

Pankey Giles Hall, 74, of Brenham died Sunday, June 10, 2001 at home surrounded by his family. He was born May 20, 1927 to Jesse Pankey and Elizabeth Giles Hall in Agricola, Fla. On Dec. 27, 1955, he married Joann Byrge in Tampa, Fla. 
Mr. Hall received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa and his master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago. 
In 1962, he came to Brenham to become administrator of the Brenham Clinic Association. Later, he worked at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Saudia Arabia and was a consultant and seminar leader in the medical administration field. 
Mr. Hall served as president of the Medical Group Management Association Southern Section and on the boards of Blinn College and the Brenham Maifest Association. 
Survivors include his wife, Joann Hall of Brenham; sons and daughters-in-law, Pankey, Jr. and Fanny Hall, Judson and Linda Hall; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Arlie Eckermann all of Brenham; grandchildren, Pankey “Trace” Hall III, Lauren Eckermann, Brandon and Katy Hall and Rachael and Stephanie Dobos all of Brenham; brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Myra Hall of Clear Lake and Peyton and Joanne Hall of Calif.; sister and brother-in-law, Letitia and Dale Carpenter of Pearland; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Earl Byrge of Florida and Virginia and Allan Garrison of Tennessee; nieces and nephews, Letitia Hall-Ruiz, Lisa Lancombe, Jess Hall, Robin Glass, Scott Hall, Jennifer Alvarez, Nicki Carpenter, Mike Garrison and Julie Russell. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
His family will receive friends Tuesday, June 12, from 6-8 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 10 a.m. in Brenham’s First Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen Ponder officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery of Gay Hill. 
Pallbearers will be Will Schlotter, Jim Baaken, Granvel Smith, Dr. W.F. Hasskarl, Jr., Dr. Donald Draehn, Dr. Henry Boehm, Jr., Buddy Hamrick and Ben Boehnke. His golfing buddies will be considered honorary pallbearers. 
Memorials may be given to Friends of Main Street, 314 S. Austin St.; Hospice of Brazos Valley, 705 S. Austin, both in Brenham; or the American Cancer Society. 
Funeral services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 

Roy W. Klaus, 70, of Brenham, died Saturday, June 9 in College Station Medical Center. 
Mr. Klaus was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Frelsburg, Texas, to Willie and Emily Kramer Klaus. He attended Buggy Branch School and graduated from Columbus High School and Blinn College. Mr. Klaus was proud to serve his country during the Korean War, in the 36th Division, and was a tank driver. He served as a sergeant first class and was an instructor over his platoon. 
On March 2, 1952, he married Shirley Jean Huebner in Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome. He and his wife, whom he loved dearly for over 49 years, enjoyed traveling on long vacations throughout the U.S., Canada and Germany. 
For several years, Mr. Klaus enjoyed teaching boys as a Little League baseball coach. He was an adjutant in the American Legion for three years, a councilman at Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome, a member of the VFW Post 7104, American Legion Post 48, both in Brenham, and Industry Volunteer Fire Department. 
Mr. Klaus and his son, Timothy, were contractors together for over 25 years. They had a very special and close relationship. Mr. Klaus loved working with people. He never met a stranger an helped anyone when needed. People, in general, meant a lot to him. He was in the carpentry contracting business for 47 years and thoroughly enjoyed his work. He had many close relationships with his friends due to his many years of work. 
Mr. Klaus also enjoyed fishing with his son and was looking forward to another fishing trip to the coast. He loved animals, working on the farm and living at his home in Brenham with his wife Shirley. 
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Jean Klaus of Brenham; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy Allan and Alice Klaus of Brenham, daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and Robert Nelson of McDade; grandchildren, Jennifer Sue Nelson and fiance Mike Baratz and Lisa Nicole Nelson; sisters, Norma Drymalla of Columbus and Amanda Albers of The Woodlands; sister-in-law, Viola Eben of Welcome; numerous nieces, nephews and close friends; and special puppy Freckles. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Emily Klaus; brother, Raymond Klaus; sister-in-law, Darlene Canik; and brothers-in-law Ben Eben and Henry Albers. 
The funeral service will be Wednesday, June 13 at 2 p.m. in Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Welcome with Pastor Walter Schindehette officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
The family will receive visitors Tuesday, June 12, from 6-8 p.m. in Memorial Oaks Chapel. 
Pallbearers will be Raymond Walker, Wilbert Horstmann, Nolan Nitsche, Leonard Roeske, Roger Hannath and Ben Seeker. 
Memorials may be given to Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Welcome of the American Cancer Society. 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. 

Mr. Bernhardt “Bennie” Peters, 86, of Navasota, died Saturday, June 9, at his home in Navasota. He was born Jan. 18, 1915 in Washington County, the son of Herman and Ida Dreyer Peters. Mr. Peters married Elsie Addicks on Sept. 19, 1934 at Sandy Hill. They made there home in Navasota where he was a retired truck driver for Baylor Lumber Company. Mr. Peters also had worked for the Brazos Valley Feed Co-Op and Falco Exxon. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and he loved flowers. 
Mr. Peters was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Elsie, on Jan. 30, 2001; a daughter, Margaret Peters Randall; three grandchildren, Randy Dale, Randy Eugene and Michelle Marie Randall; and a sister-in-law, Lydia Peters. 
Survivors include two grandchildren, Doreen Randall Golden and husband Billy and Larry Randall and wife Dannielle, all of Navasota; three great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Kevin Randall and Randy Golden, all of Navasota; son-in-law, Eugene W. Randall of Pineville, La.; brother, Arnold Peters of Carmine; sister, Esther Hemann and husband Ernest of White Hall, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Emma Addicks and Lonnie Addicks, both of Brenham; along with many other relatives and friends. 
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Navasota. Pastor Don Kasper and the Rev. Gerald R. Discher will officiate. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery. 
For those that desire, the family has suggested that memorials go to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1530 E. Washington Ave., Navasota. 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home, 815 S. LaSalle, Navasota, 936-825-6448. 

Alvina Bertha Weiss, 80, of Cypress, Texas passed away June 10, 2001 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Drue, and great-grandson, Dustin Webb. Mrs. Weiss and her husband were former residents of Wesley, Texas. She later moved to Cypress. 
She is survived by her loving family, son and daughter-in-law, Harold L. and Diannee Weiss of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas; grandchildren, Debbie Webb and husband Steve of Lake Jackson, Texas, Craig Weiss and wife Angela of Brazoria, Texas, Keith Weiss and wife Julie of Lake Jackson, Kara Fox and husband David of Carrollton, Texas; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Lena Weiss; sisters-in-law, Berniece Weiss, Helen Weiss, Leona Boenker, Lydia Platzer, all of the Brenham area and Mary Ida Wolff of Houston. 
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Klein Funeral Chapel, with additional services on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Wesley Brethern Church in Wesley, Texas. Interment will follow in the Wesley Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Klein Funeral Home, 16131 Champion Forest Dr., Klein, Texas, (281) 320-2674. 

Harold Wegner, 51, died July 28, 2001 in Austin, Texas. 
Survivors are his children, Kristi, Scott, Cory, Todd and Brent Wegner; his mother, Alma Wegner; brothers, Raymond and Alfred; and sisters, Edna McKelvey, Helen Draeger, Esther Webb, Weda Campbell and Jean Wegner; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

George Byron Jamison, age 87, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. Mr. Jamison was born Jan. 7, 1914 in Pleasanton, Texas and was the son of the late Elva Baker Jamison and John Alexander Jamison. 
Mr. Jamison graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1935, receiving his B.S. degree in electrical engineering. He began his professional career in Corpus Christi, Texas, and it was there that he met and married Luene Grant on June 25, 1938. 
George was a registered Texas Professional Engineer for over 58 years. He moved to Houston in 1942, and was employed by Crouse Hinds Co. of Syracuse, N.Y. He served that company as district manager, regional manager and commercial vice president. After retiring he became a consultant to Nunn Electric Supply Co. in Houston and O’Malley and Clay Engineers in Brenham. 
Mr. Jamison was active in the electrical industry nationwide receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for which he served as national conference chairman and also as an executive committee member. He was past vice chairman of the Houston Engineering Council in charge of public affairs involving the Greater Houston Youth Science Fair. He was also a past member of the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society, past president of the San Jacinto Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society and national past president of the Petroleum Electric Supply Association. 
In 1969, he and his wife moved to Brenham and they lived there until returning to Houston in 1988. While in Brenham, George served as past president of both the Brenham Shrine Club and the Heritage Society of Washington County. He was a member of the Houston Scottish Rite and an over 50 year member of the Three Rivers Masonic Lodge AF & AM. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Brenham and of Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston. In Brenham he served on the advisory council for the Brenham State School and was a Rotarian. He and his wife then moved back to Brenham in 1996 and lived in their country home until his death. 
For many years, George, and his wife, Luene, were members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club and traveled with that group extensively in the United States and Canada. George was past president of the Texas Coastal Plains Unit of the Wally Byam Caravan Club. 
Mr. Jamison was predeceased by his parents; brother, John Milton Jamison and his wife Louise; and sister, Dorothy Garrett. 
His survivors include his wife, Luene; one son, G. Byron Jamison II of Dallas; one daughter, Janice Aileen and her husband Wm. E. “Bill” Bammel Jr. of Houston, Texas; three granddaughters, Melanie Anne and her husband Michael Babin of Brenham, Jennifer Ashley and her fiancé David Grow of Austin and Laura Elizabeth Jamison of Ft. Collins, Colo.; one brother-in-law, John Grant of Yakima, Wash.; one great-grandson, Kye Matthew Babin; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call at Memorial Oaks Chapel from 6-8 p.m. today where the family will be present for visitation. Private burial services will be at Prairie Lee Cemetery, Brenham. 
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at First United Methodist Church, 403 N. Baylor Street, Brenham, with Dr. Wesley Welborn and the Rev. Sam Duree officiating. 
In lieu of flowers please contribute to the charity of your choice. 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham.

Robert Louis Gibbs, 82, of Brenham, died Nov. 29, 2001, in Trinity Medical Center in Brenham. 
Mr. Gibbs was born March 22, 1919, in Malvern, Ark., to Louis Robert and Mayme Townsend Gibbs. He was baptized, confirmed and educated in Malvern, Ark. From 1942 to 1946, Mr. Gibbs served in the Air Force during World War II. 
On April 30, 1939, he married Marion Dae Scott in Malvern, Ark. She preceded him in death. On Aug. 24, 1957, he married Eola Hill. 
Mr. Gibbs was a retired machinist at Reynolds Metals Co. 
Survivors include his daughter, Betty Jo Martin of Brenham; and grandchildren, Sheppard Blaine Martin and Melanie Dae Martin, both of Brenham. 
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, in Memorial Oaks Chapel, with the Rev. E. Glynn Ferguson officiating. 
Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham. 
Memorials may be given to First Methodist Church in Chappell Hill. 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., in Brenham. 

Alma Peters
Alma Peters, 92, of Brenham, died Monday, June 3, 2002 in Brenham Rest Home. Mrs. Peters was born Dec. 7, 1909 in Washington County to Orso Otto and Ada (Schulte) Ottmer. Alma was baptized Feb. 27, 1910 by Pastor Karl Mueller and confirmed April 13, 1924 by Pastor A.C. Koeppe both at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Greenvine. At the age of 15 she finished the eighth grade in rural Washington County, attended Blinn College and passed her Texas State Teaching Examination at the age of 17. She earned her Texas State Teacher's Certificate from Southwest Texas Teachers College. At the age of 18 she began her teaching career in Latium where she taught all eighth grades before moving to Henkhaus and retired in 1931. On Dec. 1, 1935 she was married to Herman Peters at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Greenvine by Pastor Carl Ziehe. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Greenvine where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Ladies Aid. After World War II, Mrs. Peters was asked to come out of retirement to teach at Mill Creek School in 1941, then Klump and Wesley schools and retired from teaching permanently in 1947. Her focus was working with her husband on the Peters farm and raising her son, Glen. 
Survivors include her son, Glen E. Peters and wife Claire of Brenham; granddaughters, Carol Hartley of Brenham, Glenda Peters-Do and husband Tu of Corpus Christi, Andrea Pena and husband Jimmy of Virginia Beach, Va.; step-granddaughters, Debra deDonodo of Tacoma, Wash., Helene Sokol and husband Bill of South Windsor, Conn.; and she was blessed with numerous great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Peters was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Anita Adamek; step-sister, Mildred Noerenberg; and great-grandson, Jeremy Hartley. 
The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. 
Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 6, 2002 at 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Greenvine. The Rev. Teresa Davis will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Robert Sanders, David Peters, Tu Do, Peter Do, Joshua Eilenfield and David W. Hartley. 
Memorials may be given to Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Greenvine or charity of choice. 
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, 836-3611.

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