Elsie Edna (Barth) Pfeiffer, 89, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer”s disease. She was born in Lockhart, Texas, on April 23, 1925, to Rudolph Barth and Nora Band Barth.
Raised in the Lutheran faith, she was a member of Grace Lutheran Church at the time of her death.
Elsie was very active in Democratic politics, served on t
he State Democratic Committee, and was awarded Outstanding Democratic Woman of Caldwell County. Her grassroots political efforts included friendships with Lady Bird Johnson, Congressman J.J. Jake Pickle, and Governors Preston Smith, Dolph Briscoe, and Ann Richards.
Active in the Lockhart community, she was involved in Lockhart Little League Baseball, Lockhart Community Theater, Lockhart Lions Club, and 4-H.
Her career spanned many years as Legal Assistant for the Caldwell County District Courts. As an avid Aggie, she served as statewide President of the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers Club.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a little brother, a sister, Lillian Copeland, and a nephew Andy Schulle.
She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Schulle (Frank Schulle, Jr.); two sons, James Harlon Reed, and David Lynn Reed (wife, Cassie); two grandsons, Nathan Lynn Reed, and Justin Lee Reed; and a granddaughter, Meredith Carlson. She is also survived by her niece, Cathy Wier,and nephew Steve Reed.