Levia Jane Voigt


Levia was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Milam County to Addie and Levi Farmer. She left this world on May 4, 2007 to spend eternity in Heaven.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Ezra Farmer; sisters, Allie Bailey, Gracie Williams and Myrl Morrison; husbands Hubert Jackson; Joe W. Bailey who died while serving his country in World War II, and Afton Voigt

, her loving husband of 33 years; stepsons, Billy Voigt and Odell Voigt; step-son-in-law, Billy Shirley; and granddaughter, Cristy Voigt Odem.
She is survived by her daughter Caroline Jackson Miller and husband Jim Miller of San Marcos; step-daughter Maurine Voigt Shirley of Lockhart; grandchildren, Nikki Miller Barth and husband Roy of San Marcos, Vicki Miller Bounds and husband Gary of Round Rock, Tim Miller of San Marcos, Terry Miller and wife Georgia of Round Rock, Billy Don Shirley and wife Beth of Fentress, Kathy Shirley Long and husband Wayne of Lockhart, Nadine Shirley Strawn and husband Fla of Seguin, Denny Voigt Crawford, Barry Voigt and wife Linda of Austin, Carroll Voigt and wife Shannon. Rusty Voigt, and Todd Voigt of Red Rock; step-daughters-in-law Mable Voigt (a faithful and loving friend) of Fort Worth and Yvonne Voigt; foster brother, Billy Griffith and wife Alta of Houston; and all of her wonderful and loved great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She embraced all the different stages of her life with determination, and resolve to make the best of every day that she was given. Her early life was on a farm and she received all the education that was available to her at the time. Her sister Allie always said they were a family of great readers.
She married and had her daughter but became a single parent with the responsibility of raising and caring for her alone. She worked as a caregiver in Austin then met and married Joe Bailey. She was a homemaker until his death in World War II.
She became a seamstress and worked at Price”s Drug Store. In 1953 she married Afton Voigt and they enjoyed 33 years together. She worked part-time for the Post Office in Red Rock where she then became Post Master for 10 years before she retired.
She enjoyed the next stage of her life traveling, working for her clubs, playing games at the Senior Center and being a member of the loving family of Bateman Baptist Church. As her health began to fail she moved to Merrill Gardens, an assisted living facility in San Marcos, but was listed as “independent living.” There she enjoyed meeting her great new friends and participating in all the activities. Dominoes “42” was her favorite.
Her family and friends will always remember her, each with their own special memories, as a loving mother, grandmother, “BoPeep,” “Aunt Pete,” and Levia.


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