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Elva Opal Morris Schmidt
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1917
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 2009
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA


From the Austin American-Statesman, Sunday, March 9, 2009
OPAL M. SCHMIDT
Elva Opal Schmidt was born in Williamson County, Texas on March 13, 1917. She was the daughter of Eugene McPherson Morris and Emily Octavia Mitchell Morris. Her family moved to Austin in 1922. She died March 5, 2009, at Buckner Villas in Austin, Texas. She graduated from S.F. High School in 1935. She married Victor R. Schmidt, Jr. on August 15, 1937, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Austin. She is survived by her daughters, Diane West (Sam) of Austin, Linda Matula of New Braunfels; son, Victor R. Schmidt III, of Austin and Cesar Cavasos, her son in her heart; five grandchildren, LTC Sam West III, D.O.(Corinne), Catherine Cook (Sam), Anna Phillips (Craig), Lisa O'Banan (Roy), and Eric Matula; four great granddaughters and four great grandsons. She is also survived by two sisters, Mary Frances Gribble (William) and Sada Holmes (Russell), sister-in-law, Eleanor Hollas (George); and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, parents, her sisters, Vivian Cade, Audie deSteiguer, Verna Roy, Dorris Manahan, and her brothers Roy Morris and Ben Morris; and her son-in-law, Tony Matula. She and her family were founding members of St. Louis Catholic Church where she was active in the couples group, decorating committee, and senior citizen group. She was an accomplished artist who began painting in her late 40's. She was active in Girl Scouting and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. Opal was particularly pleased to have lived in her home until the age of 91. Her family wishes to express their appreciation to her neighbors on Louise Lane, Family Eldercare, and Buckner Villas for their care and concern during the last several years. Pallbearers will be Sam Cook, Travis Cook, Craig Phillips, Matthew Phillips, Roy O'Banan, and Cesar Cavazos. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to Capital Area Food Bank or any charity of your choice. Funeral Mass will be Sunday, March 8, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at Assumption Mausoleum Chapel, followed by burial at Assumption Cemetery. Guestbook will be available online at http://wcfish.com. 
 
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 Parents:
  Eugene McPherson Morris (1878 - 1936)
  Emily Octavia Mitchell Morris (1888 - 1979)
 
 Spouse:
  Victor Raymond Schmidt (1915 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  Vivian Irene Morris Cade (1906 - 1989)*
  Audie Lee Morris deSteiguer (1908 - 1997)*
  Verna Valentine Morris Roy (1910 - 1979)*
  Roy Eugene Morris (1912 - 2001)*
  Elva Opal Morris Schmidt (1917 - 2009)
  Dorris Avanell Morris Manahan (1920 - 1996)*
  Sada Rae Morris Holmes (1923 - 2011)*
  Ben J. Morris (1923 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Assumption Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 01, 2011
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