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Judith Ann Autwell, was born Dec. 8, 1938, in Houston to parents William Albert and Francis Tyree Autwell.

She grew up and attended school in Dallas. 

Judith made her home in the New Ulm area for about 20 years, and devoted her life to raising her four children.

A great mom and a great granny who loved the holidays, she put forth much effort to make them especially meaningful for her family. She enjoyed painting, sewing and cooking, and had a love for all animals, especially her cats and dogs.

Judith and her partner, Rinaldo Favout, lived in Oregon for a time where they spent many happy years together before moving to Bellville.

Rinaldo preceded Judith in death on May 23, 2007.

Judith passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 in Bellville at the age of 70.

She is survived by her children: Jana Wood and Jesse Rogers, Dawn and Donald Brokmeyer, Billy Joe and Linda Rascoe, Charles “Chuck” and Rochelle Bundren; grandchildren Karman and Joe Berry, Sandi and Troy Roensch, Brandi and Johnny Garcia, Andy and Kim Brokmeyer, Jaraka Viereck, Megan Rascoe, Tyler Rascoe and Elise Rascoe; and great grandchildren Alivia Berry, Jackson and Kaldon Roensch, Alexander and Adrianna Garcia, and Gabriel Brokmeyer. She is also survived by her mother Frances Autwell; sisters: Sandra Jean Hayward and her husband, Frank, and Shannon Autwell; brother Jason Autwell; and many other dear friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Autwell and by her partner in life, Rinaldo Favout.

The memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville. 

In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to either the: Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, Texas 77833 or The Alzheimer’s Association, 2209 West Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77025-9992 or to the Animal Friends Shelter, P.O. Box 615, Bellville, Texas 77418.

Posted by Joy Neely


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