Eula Lay Mohle Burket
Eula Lay Mohle Burket, born Sept. 21, 1913, to Allie and Eula Mohle, in Lockhart, Texas, passed away Aug. 20, 2006 at the age of 92. Her mother died 17 days after her birth, and in 1917, her father married Mattie Lee Barrow, who raised her as her daughter with all the love and care possible in a family.
A graduate of Lockhart Public Schools in 1930, Eula Lay attended W
estmoreland College in San Antonio and the University of Texas, receiving a BS degree. She earned her Master”s degree from Colorado State University in 1941. Her teaching career began at Country School Rogers Ranch (2 years) and 6 years in McAllen before moving to Corpus Christi where she taught 32 years at CCHS, now Roy Miller High School.
In 1948, Eula Lay married Bruno Burket of Robstown, Texas. They moved to Lagarto Community in southern Live Oak County in 1974. Eula belonged to many organizations related to work and community service. These organizations included Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Kappa Gamma, Women”s Recreation Association, National Education Association, and Texas State Teachers Association. Among her community interests was the preservation of the Old Lagarto School House, where social events and women”s club meetings where held regularly. She was an avid game player, participating in many bridge tournaments in this area (winning quite a few).
Eula Lay was preceded in death by her mother, Eula Mohle (1913), her father, Allie Mohle (1952), her mother Mattie Lee Mohle Gillett (1996), her husband, Bruno (1994), and one very special person Jo Wingo Dorsey, (one of her students, who tried to follow in her footsteps. They had a special student-teacher-friend relationship for over 50 years). She is survived by her brother, Allie Mohle, Jr. (his wife, Bethel) of Houston; one nephew, Allie Mohle, III (his wife Vesta); and a great-niece, Angela Mohle.
Eula Lay will be greatly missed, as she touched the heart, life and soul of many. She reached out to numerous young people she taught. She encouraged them to achieve and become outstanding people in their fields. She also leaves behind many dear friends and acquaintances – among her favorites are four youngsters (just like grandchildren), Lunden, Kaden, Holland and Ireland Owens. They always made her day – these four special kids will miss their “GG.” Other special people include Stan Owens and his wife, Katie, who always seemed to be there when she needed anything.
Also, Dawnica Watson Owens. Dawnica always called and checked daily to see how she was. She also brought Lunden and Kaden for special visits.
The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to all the caregivers, nursing staff and doctors who provided her with gracious cure and comfort during her final days. Special thanks go to Marlene Garcia, the entire staff at Cimarron Place, Dr. Michael Neff, M.D., Dr. Jude Aririguzo, M.D., and the fourth floor nurses at Spohn Shoreline and Julie Dominguez with Odyssey Hospice.
Arrangements with Holmgreen Mortuary, Inc., 2061 E. Main Street, Alice, Texas (361) 644-6571.