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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas OBITUARIES Paid advertisements William Henry “Bill” Borchers William Henry "Bill” Borchers passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 2,2011 in New Braunfels. He was born Aug. 13,1023 in Ixivaca County, Texas, and lived an active 87 years. He was the eldest of four sons of Willie and Mary Schaeg Borchers and grew up in the cattle ranching business. He graduated from Yoakum High School in 1940 and attended Baldwin Business College where he studied typing and shorthand. I hese skills served him well, as he was known for taking copious notes. He joined the United States Army and served in the infantry during World War II. After returning home from service, he completed his undergraduate studies at lexas A&M. He enrolled in Baylor Law School, graduating in 1952. While at Baylor, he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. After completing his education, he went to work for Allstate Insurance Company as a claims adjuster. Upon passing the bar exam, he worked as Assistant District Attorney for Harris County, Texas. He later joined the law firm of Carl & lx?e in Houston. He met and married Joyce Word June 30,1956. In the fall of 1959, the family moved to New Braunfels where Bill began his own legal practice. In 1963, Bill and Joyce created the Oakwood Estates subdivision. Bill played an active role in the land development business from that point forward. He particularly enjoyed real estate transactions and all the details of development. He served as Comal County Democratic Chairman 1960-1964. In December of 1965, he was appointed City Attorney by the mayor of New Braunfels. In the 1970s, he was instrumental in obtaining the charter for the New Braunfels National Bank, which is now Wells Fargo Bank. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Bible Study Fellowship. He served as Exalted Ruler of the New Braunfels Elks Lodge. He was an active member of the Breakfast Lions Club for more than 25 years. Bill practiced law for 56 years in the state of Texas and was the oldest practicing attorney in New Braunfels. His active involvement in the community and his warm and generous friendship will always he remembered. Bill was predeceased by his wife Joyce on March 1, 1991. He is survived by two daughters— Marcia McGlothlin and her husband Forrest of New Braunfels, and Bonnie I )uettra and her husband Andrew of Santa Fe, N.M. His grandchildren are: Amber Finnegan and her husband Brendan, Bonnie McGlothlin, Sydney Duettra, and Hannah Duet-tra. He is also survived by his great grandson Craig Finnegan. Other survivors include his brother Dr. Charles Borchers of Victoria, hi* brother O.R. "Jimmy” Borchers and wife Betty Ann of Yoakum, and his brother Marion “Jack" Borchers and wife Robbie of New Braunfels. In addition, he is survived by his brother-in-law Tim D. Word and wif e Suzanne of San Antonio. Visitation will be at Doep-penschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels on Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church of New Braunfels. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be given to Bible Study Fellowship, 19001 HuebnerRoad, San Antonio, Texas, 78258 or to Baylor Law School, Shiela & Walter Umphrey Law Center, 114 South University Parks Dr., One Bear Place #97288, Waco, Texas, 76798. Mariella Wilkins Madden Mariella lost her two-year battle with pancreatic cancer on Jan. 2, 2011. She was born on Nov. 18, 1943 in Houston and graduated from Bellaire High School. She earned a degree in Education from Sam Houston State University where she was a member of /eta Tau Alpha sorority and later received her Master's in Education from St. Thomas University. She was an Educator for over 25 years where she influenced and enlightened many young people. Her specialty was English as a Second Language and she loved her students as if they were her own children. She taught at Creekwood Middle School and Kingwood High School and New Braunfels High School from where she retired in 2001. Mariella loved to read, to collect frog figurines, to play Bridge and to travel. She especially enjoyed Texas road trips and her overseas adven-tures where she could explore various cultures. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and l-enora Smith and her brother, Donald Smith. She is survived by her husband, Terry Madden; mother-in-law, Mattie Madden; daughters, Anjanette Blewer and her husband Ronnie, Ashli Sosa and her husband Sergio; step-daughter, Angela Madden: and grandchildren, Ella Reagan Blewer, Bennett Blewer and Zander Sosa. She is also survived by Fiona Snelson and Grace Tsai and their families. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to pancreatic cancer research at The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY, 11714 or a charity of your choice. Lottie M. Hading Lottie M. Bailing, age 96, passed away Tuesday, Ian. 4,2011, at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, New Braunfels. Bom Lottie M. duMenil, she is survived by her husband of more than 71 years, Lorenz I Bading, her daughters Laurel Evans and husband Earl, Dinette Bading and husband David Laptam, and her grandson Byron Evans. She is also survived by her sister Helga Borchers, brothers Mar- vin duMenil and wife Josephine, Gus duMenil, and Ray duMenil and wife Alvin-nell, brother-in-law Harry Pantermuehl, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her sister Viola Pantermuehl, sister-in-law Frances duMenil, and brother-in-law Heimuth Borchers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Protestant Church, 172 W. CToll St., New Braunfels, TX 78130; SARA Sanctuary (Southern Animal Rescue Association), 1050 Rawhide Road, Seguin, TX 78155; or Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. The funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 7, at Zoeiler Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Following the service, burial will be at Guadalupe Valiev Memorial Park. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & I rematiens J)ignity 615 Linda, New Bramite (830) 625-2349 i Damaged governor’s mansion gets new roof Docppenschmidt HIM HAI IIOMI NEW BRAUNFELS 830 625 3434 DPS: Colo, lawmaker moved grandson after Texas crash AMARILLO (AP) — A Colorado legislator's 3-year-old grandson was ejected from her vehicle during a fatal head-on collision in Texas, but she managed to find the boy and put back into a car seat, according to a preliminary investigative report released Wednesday. A pregnant woman in the other vehicle was killed, though doctors were able to save her unborn son, and seven people were hospitalized after the accident the evening of Dec. 26 along U.S. 385 in Channing, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety report. The cause of the wreck remains under investigation, said DPS Trooper Gabriel Medrano. The report didn't indicate why Sen. Suzanne Williams of Aurora, Colo., cated that "the child was either right on the roadway or just off to the shoulder of the roadway" after the wreck and was placed into a car seat. Williams' attorney, David Lane, said Wednesday the lawmaker didn't remember moving her grandson into a child safety seat. AUSTIN (AP)—The$26million renovation of the arson-damaged lexas Governor's Mansion has revealed an unexpected view of the world then and now. Dealey Herndon, the project manager, says restoration officials made a surprising discovery about the tall windows at the front of the historic .structure, built in 1856. The windows were built to lift about 18 inches into a pocket built in the mansion's exterior walls, apparently so people could walk out on to the porch, on both the first and second floors, the Austin American-Statesman reported for its Wednesday editions. “It was a fun find,” said Herndon, who also was involved in the mansion's earlier restoration in the 1980s. “We didn't know they did that. I don't imagine they'd been opened in years." No one has been charged over the June 2008 fire that damaged the unoccupied residence during renovations. Gov. Rick Perry and his wife continue living in a rental property. The mansion is expected to reopen in 2012, officials said. The exterior restoration will cost $4 million, and the roof should be in place by late April, said Herndon. “Once the new roof is completed, we can start the interior restoration,” she said. Crews are prepping for construction of an addition, which is expected to cost $1.2 million or less, according to Herndon. About 95 percent of the mansion's signature front columns, //Vz//rV' TOTAL FAMILY CARE Established Pediatric Primary Care Vaccinations Physicals Well and Sick Visits f    ({jrtrc/a, MD announces new location! (830) 627-2700 Open to new pediatric patients! Office hrs: 9:00 to 4:00 Mon-Fri Closed for lunch 12 - 1:30 ) Gruene Park Drive. Sle UN • New Braunfels, TX 781.10 Tf J ""    " Medicaid, triune, nr CHIPS Prmulcr moved her grandson, but Medrano said the report indi- NEW BRAUNFELS 3FTA.RIKE XO TVKARKET Heart of Texas! 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The lexas Department of Public Safety clears tiny workers before the crews are allowed to enter the mansion grounds. “Everybody on site is screened by DPS,” said Herndon, recalling that the restoration of the Texas Capitol during the 1990s entailed no such restrictions. “We're living in a different world now.” Marinda Mae Soell Lowrey Marinda Mae Soell Ixiwrey, 57, of Brazoria, lexas, passed away Sunday, jail. 2, 2011. She was born April 11, 1953 in New Braunfels, to Gus Soell Sr. and Eleanor Soell. Marinda was a long-time employee of the Brazoria County Appraisal District. Marinda always went above and beyond to help everyone around her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her son James Russell Lowrey and wife Kelly, daughter Sarah Marguerite Lowrey, and stepdaughter Heather Lowrey Koenning and husband Mark and their three children. She is also survived by her brothers Roy Soell, Robert Soell, and Gus Soell |r. and wife Lonie; a sister Darleean Mayfield, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many other loving relatives and friends. Marinda was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Harvey Soell and Louis Soell, brother-in-law Buddy Mayfield and sister-in-law Grace Soell. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Stroud Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, Ian. 7, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Stroud Funeral Home. Memorial online condolences may be sent to Arrangements by Stroud Funeral Home, 538 N. Hwy. 288B, Clute, TX 77531, 979-265-1188. VISIT us at: .. On In! 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