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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Dear Heavenly Father, we bless you for all those Daughters who have departed this life in your faith and fear, working to fulfill your will on earth through prayer and service in the Order. May their faith and example inspire other women and girls to greater and more faithful labor for you. Grant the light of your presence and the glory of the life beyond to be her great and everlasting reward. Amen


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Patricia Thomson



September 24, 1947 - April 6, 2019


Patricia (Patsy) Jean Thomson, 71, of Shoreacres, Texas, died on Saturday, April 6, 2019. She is preceded in death by her father Patrick Kintz, and daughter; Crystal McGrann. She is survived by her mother Billie Jean Collie; her husband; The Reverend Rogers Thomson, sons; Richard McGrann, Joshua McGrann, Fernell McGrann, Harold Rogers Thomson, Jr. daughters; Tycie McGrann, Billie Lynette McGrann, Desa Adams, Angela Thomson, Lori Morgan, sister; Kathleen Havel, grandchildren; Lynette Huron, Caleb McGrann, Cameron Markey, and a host of other family and dear friends.

Patsy was a gifted poet and writer who enjoyed working in her yard. A true animal lover, she always had cats and dogs. Patsy earned a Masters Degree in special education and owned the Beacon School and Childcare Center in LaPorte where she taught and cared for special needs children for 47 years. Patsy had a kind and loving heart, adopting seven special needs children from Harris County Child Protective Services. She was strong in her faith and an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Baytown for many years. She served on the National Council of The Order of the Daughters of the King®, where she was the Master’s Fund Chair and Spiritual Formation Chair. Patsy made a positive impact on every life she touched and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.


Essie Reed



December 30, 1933 - February 25, 2019


Essie received her formal education at Grambling Elementary and graduated from Grambling High School in 1953. She later attended Grambling College, Commerce University, Bishop College, Southern Methodist University and Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Texas Women University with a Bachelors in Science and later obtained her Master’s Degree in Children’s Literature.


Essie met the love of her life J.W. Reed in Ruston, Louisiana whom she followed to Dallas, Texas. The couple united in Holy Matrimony in 1954. Essie enjoyed walking in the park/mall and traveling across the world with her husband.


Essie confessed Christ at an early age. She attended Saint Phillips Episcopal, Saint George Episcopal and in the year 2000, moved her membership to Saint Anne Episcopal. Essie was a faithful member and worked with the “Daughters of the King.”

Essie began her career with the Dallas Public Library in February 1957. During her tenure, she worked at the Dunbar Branch, Dallas’ first library for the African American community. She was the first African American librarian to work with the public. Essie opened and managed three public libraries in the city of Dallas: Park Forest Library, Forest Green Library and Skyline Library. In addition, she worked at the Central Library on Commerce Street, on the Bookmobile, and at Dallas West and Martin Luther King, Jr. branches as a children’s librarian. She retired on September 2, 1983 after 26 years of service.


Essie was a very active member in the areas of voter rights, voter education and voter registration. Essie was an active, lifetime member of the League of Women Voters of Dallas. She served on the State Board and attended state and national conventions. In 2006, she received the Susan B. Anthony Award, an annual award presented to “a woman who exemplifies the characteristics of Susan B. Anthony.” These characteristics include “independence, persistence, determination and dedication in obtaining equal rights for all.” Her commitment to the League never wavered.


Essie was preceded in death by her twin brother Jessie D. Richard; three sisters: Lille J. Fuller, Vinnie Ruth Richard, and Mary Lee Richard.


On February 25, 2019, Essie received her wings and went home to be with the Lord.


She leaves to cherish her memories, loving and devoted husband of 65 years: Mr. J.W Reed; daughters: Carol Zoette Reed and Thelma Lela King; one sister: Pastor Sylvia Pope; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brother in laws: John S. (Effie) Reed of Shreveport, LA and James (Annie) Reed of Dallas, Texas; sister in law: Annie Reed (George) Jones; God children: Karen and Tyler Jones; the entire Saint Anne Episcopal Church Family, along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Katie Katers Cron



January 8, 1929 - November 9, 2018


Katie Ann Katers McDonald Cron passed away peacefully on Friday, November 9th, 2018 surrounded by family. She was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on January 8, 1929 and remained an avid Green Bay Packer fan her entire life.  She moved from Green Bay to Houston in 1952 where she met and married her first husband, Mac McDonald.  Years after his death, she met and married Myrven H. Cron.


Katie and Myrv moved to Chappell Hill, TX in 1983 for peace and quiet. They became involved in a loving and friendly community. Myrv and Katie began a new pursuit of restoring what became The Mulberry House, a bed and breakfast welcoming tourists to the Chappell Hill area.


She was very active in the community and many local charities where her determination in fund raising benefited these charities. She was named Woman of the Year in Washington County in 1997 and Woman of the Year in Chappell Hill in 2007. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where she was President of the ECW and served on Altar duty and in many other capacities. She also served on the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Board, Board member of the Boys and Girls Club, and boards of the Unity Theatre and executive board Brenham Children’s Chorus. She served as the Vice President of Washington on the Brazos State Park Association, President of Washington County Heritage Society, and President of Chappell Hill Historical Society. She was also a member of the Independence Historical Society. 


She was preceded in death by her husband, Myrv Cron. She is survived by her loving family. This includes her three daughters Kim McDonald, Chappell Hill, TX; Nancy and husband Paul Lippold, Missouri City, TX; and Betsy and husband Dr. Paul Muncy, Dallas, TX.  Seven grandchildren: Sam McDonald and fiancé Sarah Halle, Ryan Lippold and wife Sharidan, Neal Lippold and wife Allenson, Alicia and husband Stuart Petty, Blake Pugh, Brooke and husband Mike Canning and Brynne Muncy plus ten great grandchildren.


Memorial Service was  held at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 2310 Airline Dr., Brenham, TX. Donations were made to The Nancy Carol Library (Brenham, TX) and St. Peters Episcopal Church (Brenham, TX).




Diane Roberts



July 18, 1943 - March 22, 2018


A Memorial Eucharist in thanksgiving for and in celebration of the life of Ouida Diane Roberts took place on April 14, 2018 at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Richardson, Texas.

Diane had been an active member of Epiphany Episcopal in Richardson for many years before she and her husband moved to Spring, Texas. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends.



Sally Bobst



November 1, 1946 - March 3, 2018


Sally loved easily and was one of the most giving people you could ever meet. She was active in the beginnings of the Cursillo movement in the Lutheran church and created all the “personalized grace mats” for weekends 10 through 60. She was active in her daughter’s life and dearly loved her grandchildren, Gillian and Logan. She was also active in her faith, making two mission trips to Mexico and numerous trips to Coleman, TX on mission trips.

As a member of the Dress-A-Girl-Around-The-World community at Epiphany Episcopal, she sewed as many as one hundred dresses. Sally and her husband of fifty years also enjoyed cruising and were blessed to make four transatlantic cruises. She will be missed terribly, by her family and her many friends.



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