|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1923|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 2008|
Fleta Mae Gopffarth passed March 31, 2008, after a short illness.
Born February 10, 1923 in Groesback, TX to Lottie and Burl Vinzant she loved and cherished her two sisters, Annie Loraine and Janey, and her three brothers Burl C., Lewis, and John Earl. In 1939, she became a Christian and was baptized.
In 1940, she graduated from High School in Groesback, TX. Her father allowed her to have a piece of land for a cotton crop, where later that year she made a bale of cotton. After leaving home, she went to work in a defense plant. Here, she started with a broom and moved to screwing fuses into bombs. Shortly after, she took the job of driving a jeep pulling trailers full of TNT. As WW II ended, she went to work at a train station in Lolita, TX. In Lolita, she met her husband Albert R. Gopffarth and was married September 14, 1946.
Albert and Fleta had two beautiful children Martha Kay (1948 – 1987) and Albert Brent (1951 – 1972). Martha married Kenneth Ray Martin of Baytown and had four boys: Jonathan David, Jeremy Michael, Jared Andrew, and Joshua Paul. The majority of her life was lived in Baytown taking care of her husband, children, and grandchildren. She moved to Tomball in 2006.
Surviving are her husband, Albert R. Gopffarth, and sisters, Loraine Sadler, of Waco; Jane Spikes, of Moody; brother, Lewis Vinzant, of Greater Houston; and four grandchildren, Jonathan Martin with wife Kimberly, of Tomball, Jeremy Martin, of Los Angeles, CA, Jared Martin with wife Sara, of Cordova, TN, and Josh Martin with wife Mandy, of Los Angeles, CA; and great grandchildren, Adisyn, Anna Kate, Andrew, Ava, and Aiden.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 3 at Earthman Baytown Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM, Friday, April 4 at Earthman Baytown Funeral Home with Reverend Burl Hickerson, officiating.
her mother was Lottie Elizabeth Steele
(17 Sep 1895-7 Dec 1984)
her father Burl Columbus Vinzant
(20 Jul 1888 - 27 Aug 1988)
Burl Columbus Vinzant (1888 - 1988)
Lottie Elizabeth Steele Vinzant (1895 - 1984)
Albert Richard Gopffarth (1922 - 2010)*
Martha Kay Gopffarth Martin (1948 - 1987)*
Albert Brent Gopffarth (1951 - 1972)*
Lorraine Vinzant Sadler (1921 - 2010)*
Fleta Mae Vinzant Gopffarth (1923 - 2008)
Burl C Vinzant (1925 - 1998)*
Lewis Vinzant (1926 - 2008)*
John Earl Vinzant (1928 - 1971)*
Infant Son Vinzant (1939 - 1939)*
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Record added: Apr 21, 2008
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