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 Lillian Carolyn <I>Schmidt</I> Ahlgrim

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Lillian Carolyn Schmidt Ahlgrim

  • Birth 10 Dec 1921
  • Death 12 Aug 2006
  • Burial Fayetteville, Fayette County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 38948173

Lillian Carolyn Schmidt Ahlgrim, 84, of Lone Oak, passed away Aug. 12, at Columbus Community Hospital.

She was born Dec. 10, 1921, near Willow Springs to Charles William Schmidt and Lillie Helena Amanda Albrecht Schmidt.

As a small child, she moved to Lone Oak. She attended school at St. Joseph School in 1929. To receive more education, her father sent her to Dallas to live with his sister while she attended John H. Reagan Elementary School for six years. During her high school years, she returned to Fayetteville. She completed high school at Fayetteville High School. She played piano in the high school band and was involved in tennis and softball. She received her diploma on May 25, 1940, after achieving perfect attendance all four years of high school. After graduation, she returned to Dallas to attend business college.

Later she returned to Lone Oak where she met Raymond August Ahlgrim. They were married July 18, 1950, at the parsonage of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus. Two years later they had a daughter, Barbara Ann and in 1957, another daughter Sandra Kay was born. She had the misfortune to lose her husband on June 21, 1967. He was only 42 years old.

She went to work for Raymond and Justin Dvorak at Texas Lumber and Construction Company. She worked there until she retired and later worked part-time for Columbus Tree and Lawn and was a substitute at the cafeteria of Columbus Elementary School.

She loved the outdoors and gardening. She was proud of her Hereford cattle and loved her golden retriever, Hunter. She loved handwork, mainly crochet and hand embroidery. She sewed for other people and even sewed both of her daughter's wedding gowns. Later in life, she met Gus Hruska, of Ellinger. They loved to dance, travel, visit with friends and play "straight" dominos.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Martinek and husband, Douglas of Columbus, and Sandy Zettel and husband, Jimmy of Brenham; grandsons, Travis Martinek, of College Station, and Jeremy and Matthew Zettel, of Brenham.

A memorial service was conducted Aug. 15 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Jeffrey Marsh officiating. Private family burial followed at Fayetteville City Cemetery in Fayetteville

Colorado County Citizen, August 16, 2006
Courtesy The Citizen

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  • Created by: Jay Skelton
  • Added: 1 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38948173
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lillian Carolyn Schmidt Ahlgrim (10 Dec 1921–12 Aug 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38948173, citing Fayetteville City Cemetery, Fayetteville, Fayette County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Jay Skelton (contributor 46839500) .