Ophelia R. Neal March 24, 1914 – April 29, 2013
April 19, 2013, 8:00 am by Staff Reports
She was born March 24, 1914 at Pendleton to Webb H. and Flora A. Raborn.
She now joins her husband of thirty-three years Charles M. Neal Sr , who predeceased her in 1988, sister Lorene, brothers Walter Hugh, Bonnie, Virgil and Delbert, her son Carl Dean Proctor, and grandson Michael D. Proctor.
She is survived by two sisters Ovella Phillips of Belton and Violet Dunn-Markle of Burnet.
She is also survived by daughter-in-law Alice Proctor of Aurora, Neb., and son Charles M. Neal Jr. and wife Judy of Porter.
All are grateful for the love, care, guidance and support provided by Ophelia over the many years of her life. She was proud of her grandchildren Richard Proctor of Grand Island, Neb., Karen Steward and husband Buford, of Kingwood and Terri L. Therrien and husband Paul of Houston.
The lights of her life in her later life were her great-grandchildren, Buford "Trey” and Sydne Steward, and Neal D. Watson.
"Sally” as Ophelia was known to friends and co-workers was a licensed vocational nurse, a vocation she practiced through age eighty-five. She was a former longtime resident of the Harlandale section of San Antonio and Sunrise Beach on Lake LBJ; but resided at various times at Taft, Pleasanton and Livermore, Calif.;
Manilla, Philippines; and while employed with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service at Topeka, Kansas; Lincoln, Neb.; and Fort Worth.
She was an unabashedly patriotic American and proud Texan, who during WW II briefly worked assembling heavy bomb ordnance at the Bluebonnet Ordnance Plant at McGregor.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Jessica Fritz and Penny A. Balch, and the staff and neighbors in the Garden Gate Apartments for their care of Ophelia over the last decade of her life.
Funeral services will be at the Clements-Wilcox Chapel in Burnet on Saturday, May, 4 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.
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