Alvia Lea Theilig April 21, 1923 ~ April 7, 2013
March 19, 2013, 8:00 am by Staff Reports
Alvia Lea Theilig, 89, died April 7, 2013. She was a 46-year resident of Houston and later moved to Burnet in 1994, then to Fort Worth in 2008. She was born Bertram to Alvin and Carmen (Baker) Montgomery on April 21, 1923. She grew up in Port Arthur and graduated from Port Arthur High School where she was chosen best all around girl in academics and sports.
She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company during and after World War II.
From 1961 to 1968 she owned and operated a millinery store, VirLea’s, and craft store, LeaAnn’s, in Houston and became an accomplished folk art painter.
She was a member of Bethany Christian Church in Houston before moving to Burnet where she joined First Christian Church.
Alvia Lea is survived by her beloved son, Paul Theilig and his partner Barbara Hahn of Marble Falls, and daughter Eilene Theilig of Fort Worth, stepgrandson Michael Milian of Orlando, Fla., sister Barbara Booker of Beaumont, sisters-in-law, Levoy Montgomery of Houston, and Rosalia Theilig of Sun Prairie, Wis., and brother-in-law Edward McElroy of Burnet. Numerous nieces, nephews and loving relatives and friends also survive her.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park near Burnet.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Christian Church, Burnet, P.O. Box 872, Burnet, Texas 78611. Condolences may be offered to www.clementswilcoxburnet.com.
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