Elsie Pfeiffer


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.



  1. Iris Guinn 7 November, 2014 at 19:16 Reply

    Dear Cassie and David,
    I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your dear mother. May God comfort you all during this time.
    Iris Guinn

  2. Ellen Massey 8 November, 2014 at 22:39 Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. Miss Elsie was a dear person and I loved hearing her sing during her stay at Chisholm Trail.

  3. Ashley Niemann 11 November, 2014 at 01:33 Reply

    I sure will miss seeing Elsie. I enjoyed being her nurse and I will miss her singing. It was a pleasure to have known her and I know she’s watching us from heaven.

  4. Sarah Bush 12 November, 2014 at 17:39 Reply

    To Elsies family I send prayers to each of you.
    What a great lady Elsie was. In years past I had the great pleasure of working beside and being around this wonderful woman.
    She has gone to the Lord and so earned the right.
    Blessings to each of you,
    Sarah Bush

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