Pearl Louise McElfresh was born on April 13, 1923
in Kerrville, Texas the
daughter of James and Freddie (Dickson) Edwards.
On Aug. 11, 1950, Louise was united in marriage with Jesse Howard
in Beeville. They made their home in numerous places while following
exploration business in Texas, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico and
After Jesse retired in 1985, he and Louise moved to the Brenham area
1987. They made their home in Hickory Creek outside of Bellville
through 1999. Louise moved to Houston in July of 2001 to live with
A Methodist by faith, Louise raised three children. She also spent
years as a secretary for various businesses. Louise was an active
the Bellville General Hospital Auxiliary while living in Austin
enjoyed traveling, gardening and especially loved birds and animals.
She passed away Wednesday Feb. 18, 2004, in a Houston hospital at
the age of
80. Louise is survived by her children; Bruce McElfresh and Robin
both of Houston, Douglas McElfresh of San Diego, California; other
and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband,
McElfresh and her parents.
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday Feb. 28, 2004 at 10:30 a.m.
Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville with the Rev. John Tyler
officiating. In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may
memorial gifts to the any of the following: Alzheimer's Research
Northwest Fwy., Suite 300, Houston, TX 77092-9632; Bellville
Auxiliary, P.O. Box 977, Bellville, TX 77418; Houston S.P.C.A., 900
Dr., Houston, TX 77024; Matagorda County Birding Nature Center, P.O.
2212, Bay City, TX 77414.
Posted by Joy Neely