Funeral services for Vivian Dew Spoede, 82, of Montgomery, were held Tuesday, June 28 at the Knesek and Sons Funeral Home in Wallis with the Rev. Ronnie Webb officiating. Internment was at the Guardian Angel Cemetery, Wallis. She died on June 26 in Conroe. Mrs. Spoede was born in Wilmington, N.C. on October 9, 1922 to Elsie Travis Dew and William Vance Dew. She completed her education in Albany, GA. the former Miss Vivian Spoede married William F. Spoede on April 7, 1947 with ceremony held in Albany, GA., her husband of 58 years. Mrs. Spoede participated in many community activities. While in Texas City she was a Girl Scout Leader and Republican Party volunteer. In Oak Hill, OH. She was a Girl Scout Leader and Cookie chairperson. In Charleston, W.V., Mrs. Spoede volunteered at the Sunrise Museum and in a political campaign for Jay Rockefeller. She also was a valued volunteer at the Anniston (AL) Art Museum. One of her last volunteer positions was as a docent at the Hagley Museum in Wilmington, DE. Although Mrs. Spoede was devoted to her family, her other interests included painting, needlepoint, gardening, collecting antiques, and traveling. She touched the lives of numerous people with her kindness. We will miss her and will keep her close to our hearts. She is survived by her husband, William F. Spoede of Montgomery. They have three children: William Dew Spoede of Houston; John Travis Spoede and wife Amy of Montgomery; and Susannah Jane Spoede Thompson DVM and husband Matthew Valentine of Madison, N.J. She has seven grandchildren: Brooke Morris Spoede, Elizabeth Travis Spoede, William Tyler Spoede, Howard Clay Spoede, John travis Spoede Jr., Scott Andrew Spoede and Kevin Valentine Thompson. She is survived by her sisters: Mrs. Ruth Courtney and husband Herbert of Quitmann< GA and Mrs.. Shirley McManimen of Charlotte, NC Preceded in death by her parents William Vance Dew and Elsie Dew, brother William Vance Dew, Jr. and brother-in-law William McManimen. The family requests that donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 11251 Northwest Freeway, Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77092 be given in lieu of flowers. Funeral services under the direction of the Knesek & Sons Funeral Home, 122 North F.M. 1093, Wallis.
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