MARY ALICE BOREN, 86, passed from this life at her home in Brookshire, Texas and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Monday, July 11, 2016. Mary Alice was born December 30, 1929, in Shreveport, Louisiana to parents Lester Raymond Parker and Alma Eugenia Wingo Parker. She grew up and attended school in Shreveport. During her senior year of High School, Mary Alice moved to Carthage, Texas where she graduated. Mary Alice attended Southwest Texas State University where she first earned her Bachelor of Science Degree; she then earned her Masters of Education from University of Houston. On December 28, 1946, Mary Alice married the love of her life, Dan Austin Boren in Shreveport, Louisiana. They made their home in San Marcos where they went to Southwest Texas State Teachers College together. They then moved to live in several small towns in Texas including Agua Dulce, Premont, and Bellville, before moving to Brookshire, Texas in 1963. No matter where she lived or what situation she went through, Mary Alice always had a smile on her face. Mary Alice was a teacher for over 30 years and spent the majority of her time teaching Fifth Grade at Royal ISD. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and treasured the time she was able to spend with her family. Mary Alice had several hobbies including camping, playing Bridge and Dominos, as well as traveling with her friends. Last but certainly not least, Mary Alice loved shopping!!!! The most important thing to Mary Alice was her faith and family. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Brookshire where she taught the Adult Sunday School class for many years. Mary Alice wanted to make sure both friends and family knew about Jesus and that He loves them. Even after getting sick, her heart and mind longed to be in church. Mary Alice had the heart of a servant and spent her entire life serving God and her community. She is survived by her LOVING HUSBAND OF 69½ YEARS: Dan Austin Boren; DAUGHTER: Kathryn Boren Hodge; SON: Glenn Eugene Boren; GRANDCHILDREN: Christopher Neelley, Cortney Russell, Austin Boren, Travis Dan Boren, Jordan Boren; GREAT GRANCHILDREN: Kyle Boren, Haylee Boren, Coryn Smith, Jaxon Boren and Collin Russell and many dear friends. She is preceded in death by her son, Douglas Wayne Boren, her mother, Alma Parker, and her grandson Douglass Scott Boren. Funeral Service was held Thursday, July 14, 2013, 10:00 A.M., at the First Baptist Church in Brookshire, Texas. Interment followed in the Pattison Methodist Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to: First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 190, Brookshire, TX 77423 or to the: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eight Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Homes, 819 Waller Ave., P.O. Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 - (281)

Born in 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Cherrington Lee Fisher and Alice Elaine DeBeck Fisher, Alice Thuman graduated as a member of the Cum Laude Society from Walnut Hills in Cincinnati. Then came graduation cum laude from Bryn Mawr College with honors in French Symbolist Poetry. Following college, Alice married Thomas W. Thuman, a Flying Tiger and broadcast executive, also of Cincinnati. Her teaching career stretched far over time, space, and content – French at Lotspeich School in Cincinnati, French at the University of Cincinnati, preschool music at the Advent in Spartanburg, S.C., and Latin, French and English at St. Thomas’ Episcopal in Houston. Alice also did free-lance commercial writing for Storer, TSI, Gordon and Bartell Broadcasting companies, as well as for individual P.I. producers. She received two unsolicited awards in her life. The French government gave her a cash gift as the best writer on a French literary topic of its year. Later, she visited the White House as a designated teacher in the Presidential Scholars Program. After the death of her beloved husband, Alice moved to Waller County into a log cabin of her own design. Here her last years were spent in great happiness, surrounded by ducks, geese, camellias, needlework, puzzles, reading, wild birds, and the love of her family. The mourning children are William Linn Thuman, Bohn and Stephanie Anne Thuman Phillips, John and BeaJay Thuman and the grandchildren William Linn Thuman, Stephani Leigh Thuman, Patrick McCarthy, and Jason Jones. Also her beloved dog Griffin. Alice Thuman was a member of the Bryn Mawr College Alumni Association, the National Conservancy, the American Philatelic Society, the Texas Philatelic Society, the Waller County Republican Party, and the Episcopal Church. She was also majority shareholder in La Mancha Realty. Services are private and for the immediate family. Memorials may be sent to the non-medical charity of your choice. Looking forward to her owl house. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, 819 Waller Ave., Brookshire, Texas 77423. (281) 934-2424

Lloyd Allen Woods was born in Pawnee, Texas on May 15, 1935, to Irvin Allen Woods and Grace Victoria (Decas) Woods. He walked with Jesus to heaven on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the wonderful age of 81. He was welcomed by the love of his life, Betty Elliott Woods, who has been preparing him a place since, October 5, 2014. He was a father, grandfather, brother, mentor and friend. He married Betty on February 24, 1956, in Hearne, Texas. He served the City of Brookshire as their Mayor for 6 years and was a member of the Brookshire Volunteer Fire Department. Lloyd served in the U.S. Marine as a Corporal during the Korean Conflict. Lloyd worked 30 years plus in construction as a carpenter and wood craftsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, but his favorite occupation was being PAPA. He leaves behind four children: Gary, David and his wife, Melissa, Laurie, and Lezlie; grandchildren: Jason and wife, Aileen, Terra and husband, Clay, Zach and wife, Chelsea, Blake and wife, Heather, Lance and fiancé, Lauren, Ross, and David; great grandchildren: Riley, Shelby, Jacob, Brody, Aiden, Brinlee and Emery; brothers: Joe and Randy; caretakers: Joyce, Ruby, and Trish; and many other relatives and dear friends. Preceded in death by his precious wife of 60 years, Betty; parents, Irvin Allen and Grace Victoria Woods, siblings, sisters; Margaret, Nona, Delores and Blanche, brother Bryan and granddaughter Lindsey Rene. Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church in Brookshire from 5 – 7 PM on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Brookshire at 10 AM, on Monday, June 6, 2016 with Dr. Calvin Webb and Rev. Ray Spalding, officiating. Pallbearers are: Patrick Ratcoiffe, Richard Sanders, Lance Sanders, Jason Woods, Zach Woods and Blake Woods Graveside services will be held at 3 PM, Monday, June 6, 2016 in the Woods Family Cemetery in Yorktown, Texas. The family requests donations maybe made to the First Baptist Church of Brookshire, PO Box 190, Brookshire, Texas 77423 or to the Aggieland Humane Society, 5359 Leonard Road, Bryan, Texas 77807. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, 819 Waller Avenue, Brookshire, Texas 77423. (281)934-2424 <>

Sue Ann Wright, 72, of Bellville, Texas passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Bryan, Texas. Sue was born on November 20, 1943, in Corpus Christi, Texas to Delios Odell Howard, and Estelle Clementine (Cassels) Howard. She grew up in the Corpus Christi, Rockport, and Ingleside area. She moved to Brookshire in 1977, and lived there until 2014. Most of her life she was a homemaker, but in her later years she worked as a clerk in both the Circle K, and the Flying J Truck Stop in Brookshire, Texas. She loved fishing, putting together jigsaw puzzles, drawing, embroidering, and listening to music. Sue is survived by her three daughters: Carol Wright of Houston, Vickie Wright of Brenham, and Marlana “Marcy” DeLeon and her husband, Jose, of Bellville; her son: John Wright, III, of Splendora; siblings: Henry Neville and wife, Sharon, of Fayetteville, Walter Clyde Williams and his wife, Mary, of Gregory, Sandy Hull and her husband, Jim, of Corpus Christi, and Delios Odell “Jack” Howard, Jr. and wife, Sonia, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, William Neville, Sharon Faye Howard, and Ada Howard. The family will celebrate Sue’s life at the home of her grandson, JasonPyle, located at 1506 Freeman Avenue, Katy, TX 77493, at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 22, 2016. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donation, be made in Sue’s name to: American Diabetes Association, Austin Office, 2499 Capital of Texas Highway South, Building A, #105, Austin, Texas 78746 or American Heart Association, PO Box 15186, Austin Texas 78761. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral home, P.O. Box 248, 819 Waller Avenue, Brookshire, Texas 77423. (281)934-2424

January 31, 1913 – May 13, 2016 

Melba Rose Broussard Bollinger of Pattison, Texas, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016, at her home in Pattison at the age of 103 years. Melba, the daughter of Lee Robert Broussard and Candide Rees Broussard, was born on January 31, 1913 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. She attended St. Bernard Catholic Parochial School in Breaux Bridge until the sixth grade and graduated from Breaux Bridge High School in 1928 (at age 15). Melba then entered the Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now Louisiana State University at Lafayette), graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1931 (at the age of 18). Before and during her college years, Melba was a student of piano and performed in local concerts. After graduating from college, Melba began her teaching career in Vinton, Louisiana at the age of 18. She taught French and English in Vinton during 1931-32; then, transferred to Bell City, Louisiana, where she taught French and English during 1932-33. From 1933 to 1937, Melba taught in Iowa, Louisiana. In addition to teaching French and English at Iowa, she also coached the girls’ basketball team, which competed for the Louisiana state championship during that time. She did all of this for the princely sum of $110.00 per month. It was at Iowa that Melba met a tall, handsome teacher by the name of Werner Robert Bollinger. Werner taught math and science and coached the boys’ basketball team. Werner and Melba were married in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana on August 20, 1937. Soon after being married, they resigned their teaching positions, and in the summer of 1938, the newlyweds moved to Port Allen, Louisiana, across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge. While Werner worked his way through the petroleum engineering program at Louisiana State University, Melba did some substitute teaching in the Port Allen schools. Werner graduated from L.S.U. in 1941. He accepted a petroleum engineering position with the Shell Oil Co. and was assigned to the West Texas-New Mexico area. During this period, the newlyweds lived in Midland, Texas; Monahans, Texas; Denver City, Texas; and Hobbs, New Mexico. Their son Lee was born May 27, 1943 in Hobbs. In the fall of 1948, Werner decided to leave the oil business to join his father Albert and his brother John in the rice farming and cattle business near Brookshire, Texas. Werner and Melba moved to a house on a farm eight miles north of Brookshire, where they lived for the next 45 years, until the family sold out of the farming business in 1994. During those years on the farm, Melba was an active participant in the operation of the business, sharing the good times and bad times inherent in this profession. Their second child, Patricia Rose Bollinger, was born on March 4, 1950 in Sealy, Texas. Upon leaving the farm, Werner and Melba moved to the peaceful town of Pattison, Texas. Werner passed away in February, 1999. Melba Rose Broussard Bollinger was a very special person. She was intelligent, inquisitive, well-read, and knowledgeable about world affairs. She was also an exceptional cook (known for her pies and cinnamon rolls), a skilled seamstress, and an avid gardener. Melba was a devout Catholic, active in her church in many capacities, including singing in the choir. However, her primary interest was always her family. She was a dedicated life partner to her husband Werner during 61 years of marriage. She strongly supported and encouraged her children’s scholastic and extracurricular activities and was active in school organizations such as the PTA. Melba had incredible inner strength, a deep religious faith, and an enduring love for her family. She will be greatly missed. Melba is survived by two sisters Anna Lee Broussard Patin and Sylvia Broussard Elender, both of Lake Charles, Louisiana. She is also survived by her loving children Lee Stephen Bollinger and Patricia R. B. Boatright and husband Wade Douglas Boatright; grandchildren Kevin Boatright and wife Stacey; Denise Strain and husband James; Tyanne Lowden and husband Jack; Peter Hewett, Jr. and wife Joyce; Angela Hewett; and great-grandchildren Laurel, Abigail, Wade, Laina, Leah, Bryttne, Zachary, Sydney, Grace, Halli, Violet, and Peter III. Finally, the family would like to recognize Zella Salter, Frankie Woodard, and Ruby Davis, the three wonderful caregivers who provided comfort, love, and companionship for Melba during the last years of her life. Services are private. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the Brookshire Pattison Library, 3815 6th Street, Brookshire, Texas 77423. Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 1508 East Avenue, Katy, Texas 77493, (281) 391-2424