New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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sometimes just to be in a quiet place to talk,” she said. "Some days it was real fuin and the other days I would hurt for her.”
Despite Hodge's death in 1978, Miller, who has six children of her own, became a second mother to Hodge's three, teen-age children.
“It was Uke something was taken away from you and you're not going to have it anymore,'* she said. “To me, it made me feel better to know that she’s out of her suffering and knowing we’d meet somewhere again. I’ve always believed that. We always told each other, if anything happened to us, the other one would take care of die kids ”
Yvette, Miller’s 28-year-old daughter, said her mother quickly counted die new children as her own.
“It was real race because we got a brother and two sisters added to the family,” said Yvette, who gave her mother roses for Mother’s Day. “We were all treated equally^ lf she gave one person something, \4e’d all get it She’s loyal and dependable. She’s there when you need her.”
Miller’s “adopted" children live in Houston and Corpus Christi and could not be reached for comment, but many of her biological children and grandchildren live in San Antonio and die Marion area.
Her oldest son, Aaron, 35, who is a supervisor for CBS Steel Company in San Antonio, said he learned about true friendship from his mother’s acceptance of Hodge’s children.
“I think the world of my mom," said Aaron, who was 13 when Hodge died. “The things she’s done for me, she deserves a lot more than what she’s getting. The love between both of them gave me the respect I have to have friends today.”
Miller said she was going to attend a mother-daughter banquet Saturday with one of her daughters that lives in San Antonio but, for Mother’s Day celebrations, she planned to rest.
Twelve-year-old Walter Miller, her youngest son, said he had other plans for her. He said he wanted to take her out to eat and give her a secret present he made at school.
He also said he wanted to ease some of her normal (kines.
“I think she’s nice,” said Walter, whose favorite meal of his mother's are enchiladas. “I may wash the dishes annaly Ihe bed up."
BoMg-a mother was a natural step, OidjJddlar, who wears three necklaces’that say “Mother,” “Mom” and “My #1,” - all given by her children.
Her mother died when she was 9, leaving her grandmother to raise her. Most of the time, Miller nclped her grandmother raise her sister and two brothers and various other relatives.
She also had to be strong for her husband, Galion, 56, who has had a long battle with asthma and is retired
from custodial work at Randolph Air Force Base.
“Since we've been together, she's been there when I've needed her." he said. “I've lad some rough times. As sick as I've been. she always has been dependable. She never wants to give up. We've been like two beans in the pot”
A long-time friend of the family. Clarence McDade. 51, ate a sandwich at Miller’s house Saturday and reminisced about her contributions.
“This lady is an exceptional woman,” he said. “The way she has maintained and kept this family together through the years - she accepts the responsibility to make sure things get done and done right When mom says, ‘That’s it’ that’s it.”
These days. Miller said, she spends most of her time doing “grandmother duty” - die often tiresome but lovable job of taking care of numerous grandchildren so dial the parents can take a break.
A normal Saturday has Miller shuttling some of her IO biological grandchildren and 12 “adopted” grandchildren between Schertz, Marion and Universal City for various Little League games and school activities.
“I would do it for anybody as long as they’re going to mind me and go along with my rules in my household,” she said. “I would be there for them. I wouldn’t tell a child you can’t eat or you can’t come in.”
Raymond C. Petrie
Raymond C. Petrie died on Friday, May 9, 1997, at the age of 73 years. Mr. Petrie was bom December 20, 1923 in Orono, Maine to James Alexander Petrie and Emma Mary LeBlanc. He married Agnes Petrie on December 29, 1947 in Arlington, Virginia.
Mr. Petrie was a World War ll veteran having served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Franklin aircraft carrier. He was a New Braunfels resident for 15 years and had been a postmaster. Mr. Petrie attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was a member of American Legion Post No. 0179, Disabled Veterans No. 163, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7110, Knights of Columbus No. 4183 and HAM Radio Operator No. KB5GST. He loved music and was a musician himself.
Mr. Petrie is survived by his wife, Agnes Petrie of New Braunfels; children, Joseph Raymond Petrie, Los Angeles, Ca, James Patrick Petrie and wife Cathy of New Braunfels, John Gerard Petrie and wife Julie of Baytown, TX Agnes Ann Hejtmanek and husband Frank of Pasadena, TX, Rosemary Therese Gray and husband Mitchel of Cedar Hill, TX, Matthew Paul Petrie and
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May I, 1997- Dean Word Company, Ltd., of New Braunfels, Texas, recently received two Liberty Mutual Gold Awards in recognition of its continuing commitment to occupational safety. The company received one award for its outstanding achievement of having 2,000,000 work hours with an injury frequency rate less than half the national average,! and a second award for an outstanding auto accident frequency rate.
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wife Nanette of Grapevine, TX, and Alexis Marie Bagby and husband Roy of Virginia Beach, VA; seventeen grandchildren; one brother, Ted Petrie of Angleton, TX; and one sister-in-law, Sister M. Matthew, RSM of Brookhaven, MS.
Visitation will begin today at 5 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m. Monday. The family will be at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home to greet visitors today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A rosary will be recited Monday at 7 p.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Chapel.
The funeral mass will be Ireld Tuesday, May 13 at IO a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Eugene O’ Callaghan officiating. Interment will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Sts.
Peter and Paul Building Fund or to HOSPICE New Braunfels.
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Born January 25, 1932 in Ware, Massachusetts and died in Houston on May 7, 1997. Mrs. Mues moved to Houston in 1968 where she began her career in the medical profession as a receptionist and later office manager. She was also a member of the Houston Lieder Kranz Club. Mrs. Mues is survived by her daughter, Dawn Sheree of New Braunfels, mother Mildred Allen of Houston, granddaughters Taasha Sheree Schmidt of Katy, Shambree Dawn Schmidt and Keesha Nichole Schmidt of New Braunfels, sons-in-law Stephen Pall Skeen and Douglas
Daroh. Preceding her in death were daughters, Candace Roba Daroh and baby girl Duquette.
Services of remembrance will be held 3 p.m. Saturday May IO in the National Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Heckman officiating. If desired, donations may be made to Houston Hospice, New Braunfels Hospice or C.A.P.S.
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