Charles Arthur "Bubba" Mewis was born on April 11, 1933 to Colbert and Anita Hildebrandt Mewis in Bellville. He died Saturday, May 13, 2006 with his family members by his side. A third generation cattle rancher, Bubba graduated from Bellville High School where he provided the first live Brahma mascot. He married Janie Elaine Hohlt on April 6, 1952. They moved into their home at 2668 FM 529 where they raised two daughters. Preceded in death by his parents, Colbert and Anita Mewis, Bubba is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janie; daughters and their husbands -- Cheryl and Eddie Sackett of Pinedale, WY; and Kim and David Jackson, of Bellville; grandchildren, Matt Jackson and wife Yanya, Mandi Verm and Nikki Mendoza of Bellville; great-granddaughters, Jordan and Brook; sister and brother-in-law -- Janet LaVergne; Joyce and Walter Koehn; and Judith and Dean Lewis; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Roy Mewis, Stanley Jackson, W.T.. Byler, Dusty Kendrick, Roger Krueger and Ricky Huff. Honorary pallbearers included Leroy Keaton, Wylie Bass, Brad Templeton, Heath Wiktorik, Kyle Holloway, Matt Waak, Fred Luhn, Harold Luhn, Robert Ueckert, Mike Koehn, Dr. Christopher LaVergne, Mark Koehn and Bobby Lange. Bubba was involved with the Austin County Fair Assoc. for 59 years, serving as president for several terms. He served as ambassador for the fair at many functions and he was Rodeo Committee chairman and head of the Youth Sale Committee. Bubba was a strong supporter of the Women's Auxiliary sale while heading up the sale committee. He was a life time member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and was recently made a recipient of the Justin Rodeo Committee Man of the Year award. He was one of the founding fathers of the Austin county Summer Youth Horse program and he is included in the Hall of Fame for the Austin county Youth Rodeo Assoc. He was an honorary Chapter Farmer and Honorary State Farmer with the FFA. He has been a strong supporter of the Austin County Fair Parade, serving as Marshal in 1996. In lieu of flowers, Bubba has requested a donation be made to either the Nelsonville Brethren Church Building fund or the Hospice Brazos Valley in his name.
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