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Gladys Bracher

June 28, 1919— Sept. 13, 2004

FREDERICKSBURG — Services for Gladys Bracher, 85, of Bryan are set for 1 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg.

The Revs. Michael Ensrude and Eric Schaefer will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at Beckmann Funeral Home in Fredericksburg.

Mrs. Bracher died Monday at her home.

She was born in Jessup, Iowa, and grew up on a farm. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, where she earned an Associate of Arts degree. She was a Sunday school teacher, pianist, organist and choir director in parishes in Spokane, Wash., Avoca, Neb., and Sagerton, Shive, Bartlett and Welcome.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. F.L. Bracher.

Survivors include three sons, Mark Bracher, Nathan Bracher and Danny Bracher; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bread for the World, Wartburg Seminary, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in College Station or Zion Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg.

Billye Folsom

Nov. 16, 1945— Sept. 12, 2004

HOUSTON — Services for Billye Folsom, 58, of Houston are set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Bear Creek United Methodist Church in Houston.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Madisonville City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brookside Funeral Home Cypress Creek in Houston.

Mrs. Folsom died Sunday.

She was born in Navasota.

Survivors include her husband, Norman Folsom; two daughters and sons-in-law, Monica and Michael Donaldson and Tanya and James Walker; a sister, Jody Merchant; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Theodore Twardowski

Aug. 30, 1918— Sept. 15, 2004

BRENHAM — A funeral Mass for Theodore Twardowski, 86, of Brenham is set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham.

Monsignor Benedict Zientek will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Twardowski died Wednesday at his home.

He was born in Washington County and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Twardowski was a member of American Legion Post No. 48 and a life member of Disabled American Veterans. He worked for Sealy mattress company for 23 years as a mattress maker and retired in 1973.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Angelina Twardowski of Brenham; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann Marie and Larry Cargill of Houston; a brother, Ben Twardowski of Brenham; a sister, Janie Stegent of Houston; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Stanley and Angeline Januszewski and Albin and Angie Januszewski; three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Julia Antokowiak, Clara Wesneski and Natalie and Harold Wesneski; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Nevis H. Delao

Aug. 6, 1938— Sept. 15, 2004

CAMERON — Services for Nevis H. Delao, 66, of Ben Arnold are set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron.

The Rev. Tom Chamberlain will officiate. Burial will be in Powers Chapel Cemetery near Rosebud.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mr. Delao died Wednesday at his home.

He was born in Barclay. He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron.

Survivors include four daughters, Rose Mary Jimenez of Temple and Gloria Delao, Becky Mendoza and Cindy De La Rosa, all of Cameron; his mother, Juanita Delao of Rogers; two brothers, George Delao of Cameron and Jesse Delao of Wichita Falls; three sisters, Mary Lou Jimenez of Rogers, Mary Sue Gonzales of Cameron and Linda Lara of Rosebud; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Guernell Landua Ahrens

Jan. 9, 1919 — Sept. 14, 2004

BRENHAM — Services for Guernell Landua Ahrens, 85, of Brenham are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church near Brenham.

The Rev. Teresa Davis will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham.

Mrs. Ahrens died Tuesday in Brenham.

She was born in Washington County and was a retired teacher. She was a graduate of Brenham High School and Sam Houston State Teachers College. Mrs. Ahrens was a member of Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church, the Retired Teachers Association and the Trinity Medical Center Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin B. Ahrens.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Sally Ahrens of Conroe; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Robert W. Parker of Brenham; a sister, La Verna Landua of Brenham; seven sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law, Lillie Ahrens, Hilda and Ben Tegeler, Alice Rust, Helen and Herbert Nienstedt and Joyce and Herman Ahrens Jr., all of Brenham, Mary Winkelmann of Lufkin and Mildred and Steve Franklin of Hempstead; and several grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to an Alzheimer’s association.

Janis Hunt

Nov. 5, 1940— Sept. 13, 2004

Services for Janis Hunt, 63, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Hillier Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Bryan City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hunt died Monday at College Station Medical Center.

She was a lifelong resident of Bryan and a member of the Brazos Genealogical Association and Research Ramblers. She volunteered for the Carnegie History Center and Bryan City Cemetery Association. Mrs. Hunt was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, James Hunt of Bryan; a son, David L. Hunt of Bryan; a daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Steve Herring of Bryan; and a sister and brother-in-law, Merry and Jack Watts of Arlington.

Memorials may be made to the Brazos Genealogical Association, P.O. Box 5493, Bryan, Texas 77805-5493.

Henrietta Rose Baker

Nov. 6, 1928— Sept. 15, 2004

ROCKDALE — Services for Henrietta Rose Baker, 75, of Rockdale and formerly of Robert Lee are set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Rockdale.

Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.

The Rev. Trish Holland will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Mrs. Baker died Wednesday at her home.

She was born in Marion, S.D., and lived in Rockdale for 14 years. She previously lived in Robert Lee. She was a homemaker and a retired emergency medical technician and kindergarten teacher.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Rockdale, Woodmen of the World and Presbyterian Women.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene R. Baker.

Survivors include a son, Tommy Gene Baker of San Antonio; a daughter, Sharail B. Grissen of New Orleans; a brother, William Donald Janssen of Magnolia; and a sister, Janelle Carol Loessberg of Onalaska.

Robert Lee Galicia Sr.

Nov. 23, 1955— Sept. 13, 2004

HEARNE — Graveside services for Robert Lee Galicia Sr., 48, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Bryan City Cemetery.

The Rev. Mary Lou Adame will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Galicia died Monday in Temple.

He was born in Wyoming.

Survivors include four sons, Robert L. Galicia Jr., Raymond L. Galicia Sr. and Mason L. Galicia, all of Bryan, and Vincent L. Galicia of Michigan; two daughters, Lisa Galicia and Frances Galicia, both of Bryan; four sisters, Gloria Gonzales of Bryan and Rosie Galicia, Jo Anne Gonzales and Brenda Gonzales, all of Galveston; four brothers, George Martinez of Bryan, Frank Galicia and Johnny Galicia, both of Galveston, and Leroy Galicia of Carrizo Springs; and 12 grandchildren.

Raymond F. Tielke

Sept. 26, 1920— Sept. 14, 2004

BRENHAM — Services for Raymond F. Tielke, 83, of Brenham are set for 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham.

The Revs. Lawrence Bade and Kim Little-Brooks will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham.

Mr. Tielke died Tuesday in Brenham.

He was born in Needville and was the retired owner and operator of Tielke’s Service Station and Garage.

He also was a retired salesman for Case Tractor Co. and Appel Ford.

Mr. Tielke was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Tielke.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Scheffer Tielke; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Rayburn Klussmann, Judy and Ernie Weatherby and Cheryl and Jay Alexander; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Viola and Lawrence Fuchs, Ora Lee and Clarence Lamensky, Caroline and Frank Macik and Marjorie Janacek; four sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law, Alice Tielke, Gladys and Arthur Scheffer, Carrie and Edward Scheffer and Mae and Gene Thielemann; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s Christian Day School, Hospice Brazos Valley or a charity of choice.

Tommy Lee Boyd Awbrey

Jan. 15, 1925— Sept. 14, 2004

Services for Tommy Lee Boyd Awbrey, 79, of Pearland are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church.

The Rev. Chris Osborne will officiate. Burial will be in Rest-Ever Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Mrs. Awbrey died Tuesday at her home.

She was born in Delta County and lived in Bryan for 25 years before moving to Pearland.

She was a member of the Sojourners, Brazos County Art League, Officers’ Wives Club, Texas A&M Newcomers Club and Gourmet Club. She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Awbrey was a member of Central Baptist Church. She previously lived in Abilene, where she was a member of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas P. Awbrey.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Boyd and Charlotte Awbrey of San Diego; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Rosanne Awbrey and René and Nick Holt, all of Nashville, Tenn., Alison and Zackary Thomas of Allen and Laura and Michael West of Pasadena; a sister, Mary Jo McDonald of Liberty; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Brazos County Unit, 3207 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802.

•Obituaries are printed in The Bryan-College Station Eagle as a free public service. The information is provided by the funeral home. More detailed obituaries may be printed for a fee through the advertising department.

Death Notices

George A. Hagan, 93, of Bryan died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending with Hillier Funeral Home.

Sheila Yvonne Moreland, 51, of Bryan died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending with Callaway-Jones Funeral Home.

Demi Chen, 6, of College Station died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending with Callaway-Jones Funeral Home.

Services Today

David Richards, 10 a.m., Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan, Willow Hole Cemetery.

Elsie O. Nichols, 11 a.m., graveside, Oakland Cemetery in Navasota.

Gladys Bracher, 1 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg.

Joe Wayne Kuder, 3 p.m., Hillier Funeral Home, Smetana Cemetery.

Harold Lloyd Dewberry, 4 p.m., Trinity Funeral Home Chapel of the Chimes in Trinity.

Billye Folsom, 7 p.m., Bear Creek United Methodist Church in Houston, Madisonville City Cemetery.

Henrietta Rose Baker, 1:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church in Rockdale, I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.

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