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Evelyn Welsch

July 11, 1924 — October 5, 2018

Evelyn Eileen Welsch, 94, of Brazoria, passed from this life on Friday, October 5, 2018 in Lake Jackson, Texas. She was born on July 11, 1924 in Mason, Texas to William and Lillian (Donop) Splittgerber. Evelyn Welsch grew up in rural Mason, Texas. She attended Mason High School where she was a cheerleader. After high school, at the age of 16, she began teaching at a one-room school house. A couple of years later she enrolled at South West Texas College. At South West Texas she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and was a Galardian. It was there in the library that she met her husband Kenneth. She graduated with a degree in education.

Her teaching career spanned almost 40 years. She taught in Navarro ISD, Rankin ISD, Columbia-Brazoria ISD, and Angleton ISD, where she touched many lives. After retiring she devoted some of her time to volunteering. She loved to read at elementary schools and day cares. Evelyn enjoyed portraying Mrs. Claus at city Christmas events and Miss Ima Hogg at Varner Hogg Park.

Another love of hers was dancing, whether it was around the May Pole with her creative arts classes or just for fun. And if you gave Evelyn a little encouragement, she would put on her tap shoes and tap. Her exuberance for life showed as she smiled and danced.
Evelyn had a passion for art. She painted countless cards and pictures for those she cared about, and most likely she prayed for the person as she created it. Numerous organizations were dear to her: Varner Hogg volunteers, Feed My Lambs, Morning Methodist Cards, Military Moms, Retired Teachers, and Christian Senior Citizen Center, the women's Wesley class, to name a few. Evelyn had a very generous heart.

As for her family, she loved us all. In fact many were "Like daughters" or "Like sons" to her. We were all special to her.

Last but certainly not least, Evelyn loved, her God. She had a close relationship with God, and she was faithful to her devotionals and praying for others. She enjoyed her life of service to others in His name.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Columbia United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Kethley officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia. Burial will follow at Columbia Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Scott Blank, Gannon Blank, Riker Blank, Roger Lackey, Clayton Lackey, Rodney Welsch, Jason Freitag, and David Cringle. Honorary pallbearers are Carl Cringle, Joe Baffa, Todd Bafa, Mike Welsch, Larry, Randy and Brent Lehmberg.

Evelyn is survived by her son, David Welsch and wife, Carol; daughter, Karen Cringle and husband, David; daughter-in-law, Bernice Welsch; grandchildren, Laura Lackey and husband, Roger, Rodney Welsch and wife, Niki, Corinna Baffa and husband, Joe, Kim Blank and husband, Scott, Devon Scheuer, Drs. Whitney and Jamie Reese, Carl Cringle and fiancé, Ursula Smith, and Julie Freitag and husband, Jason; great-grandchildren, Clayton Lackey, Kaytlynn and Heather Welsch, Tatum, Todd, and Tavyn Baffa, Gannon, Riker, Reagan, and McKinley Blank, Toren and Gabrielle Scheuer, and Zoey, Mia, Piper, and Phoebe Freitag; brother, Tommy Splittgerber; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Welsch; son, Craig Welsch; and sister, Billie Lehmberg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

The Welsch family would like to thank the many caregivers that helped attend her towards the end of her life. A special thank you to Dr. Mohammad A. Khan, Donna Brown, Sarah Holmes, Irma Pigenot, Oak Village Healthcare, and Chi St. Luke's of Brazosport.

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Visitation
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
5:00 PM 10/10/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/10/2018 8:00:00 PM
Baker Funeral Homes - West Columbia

634 S. Columbia Drive
West Columbia, TX 77486

Baker Funeral Homes - West Columbia
634 S. Columbia Drive West Columbia 77486 TX
United States
Service
Thursday, October 11, 2018
2:00 PM 10/11/2018 2:00:00 PM
Columbia United Methodist Church

315 S. 16th Street
West Columbia, TX 77486

Columbia United Methodist Church
315 S. 16th Street West Columbia 77486 TX
United States
Location

Columbia Cemetery Final Resting Place

West Columbia, TX 77486

West Columbia 77486 TX
United States

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