Loyce Ann (Goebel) Clements

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Loyce Ann (Goebel) Clements, 86, of Bellville, Texas, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at her home.

She was born May 22, 1933, in Sealy, Texas, the daughter of Herbert and Mandoline (Meinecke) Goebel. Loyce grew up and attended schools in the Sealy area, graduating as the Sealy High School valedictorian, Class of 1950. Loyce moved from Sealy to Longview, where she was united in marriage to Luis Raul Clements on Dec. 30, 1980.

Loyce was a people person, she loved spending her time with family and friends, going to her class reunion, and coin collecting. She had many children named after her and was a great role model to her children and grandchildren. Loyce also cherished the time she spent participating in the Austin County Fair Home Economics Contest; entering her famous jams, jellies, preserves, relishes and crafts. She was very proud of her winning; especially her 100-plus first place ribbons.

Loyce always looked forward to preparing her homemade goods and crafts for the Wallis Craft Show that took place in July and November. She enjoyed making her frequent trips through the “beautiful country” to Longview, eating at various places including her two favorite restaurants; Tony’s for their fried eggplant and Huddle House for their steak omelet and bowl of fruit. She would always say, “at Huddle House, they see me come in and before I can get to my table my unsweet tea and sweet potato fries were already there.” Loyce will be missed by many in and around the Bellville and Sealy area.

She is survived by her daughters: Peggy Reuther and Becky Irish, both of New Braunfels; granddaughters: Jennifer Bobo and her husband, Derrick, of New Braunfels, Ruth Harmon and her husband A.J., of Princeton, and Faith Stevens of New Braunfels; step-great granddaughters: Trinity Bobo and Faith Bobo, both of Dripping Springs; brother: Vernon Goebel and his wife, Martha, of Sealy; sister: Jacqueline Brandes of Sealy; and numerous nieces, nephews, other dear family and friends.

Loyce was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Mandoline Goebel, husband, Luis Clements, son, Walter Raymond Reuther, and brother, Joe Goebel.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 31, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville with Pastor Andrew officiating.

In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: Meals on Wheels, 915 Frydek Road, Sealy, TX 77474, Bellville Christian Food Pantry, P.O. Box 345, Bellville, TX 77418 or to the: American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 10900-B Stonelake Blvd, Suite 320, Austin, TX 78759.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 12029 Hwy. 36 South, Bellville; 979-865-2424; www.schmidtfunerals.com.

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