Vera Mae Cowart Pinson was born October 4, 1934 in Dallas, the daughter of Edgar T. and Clara Mae Fry Cowart. She grew up and attended school in Rusk. After graduating from Rusk High School, she attended Lon Morris College. She then earned her Masters Degree in English at Texas A&M University and her Masters Degree in Library Science at Sam Houston State University. Vera made her home in many different places including Bay City and LaMarque. She taught at Katy High School and at Bellville High School, as well as at Faith Academy in Bellville. On July 7, 1995, Vera was united in marriage with Byron Pinson at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Bellville. They made their home in Bellville where Vera served on the Altar Society at Sts. Peter and Paul and was a member of the Austin County Republican Party. She was also a member of the Texas State Teachers Association. Vera Pinson passed away Saturday, June 12, 2004 in Temple, at the age of 69. She is survived by her husband, Byron Pinson of Bellville; daughters, Cecilia Cowart Schlicher and husband, Craig, of Huntsville, Cheri Anne Cowart and husband, Scott Rolfe, of Austin; stepson, Randy Pinson and his wife, Helena, of Waco; step-granddaughter, Stephanie Pinson of Waco; brother, Dr. James E. Cowart and his wife, Helen, of Bay City; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and animal friends. Vera was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lt. Co. Lewis Jackson Cowart, Robert William Cowart and Walter Harold Cowart; and sister, Minnie Lee Cowart. Funeral mass was celebrated at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Bellville, with Father Timothy Bucek as celebrant. Grave side services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Rusk. Honorary pallbearers were Craig Schlicher, Randy Pinson, R. Walter Cowart, and J. Timothy Cowart. In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to P.U.P.S., Prevent Unwanted Pets, 1884 Bostic Road, Cat Spring, TX 78933 or to Country Paws Rescue Shelter and Sanctuary, 22271 Kmiec Road, Hempstead, TX 77445. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville.
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