Patricia Claire Vogel, 86, passed away peacefully in Lockhart, Texas, on Jan. 4, 2013. Patricia was born March 13, 1926, to Joe and Jessie Lamb Vogel in Lockhart, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Jessie Vogel; sister, Dodie Vogel Lancaster; brother-in-law, Melbourne Lancaster; sister, Kate Vilven; and brother, Joe Vogel.
Patricia graduated from Lockhart High School and worked in Lockhart for the Caldwell County School System and the Lockhart Savings and Loan until 1962. She joined the U.S. Information Service (a part of the Foreign Service) and worked in India, Greece, Saudi Arabia, 21 African countries, Rome and two short assignments in Washington, D.C., before her retirement in 1983.
She received a Meritorious Honor Award for her work at the USIS in New Delhi and USIS in Rome.
Following her retirement, she lived in Austin and San Marcos.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Bill and Bobbie Lancaster, of Prescott, Ariz.; Judy and Milton Shaw, of Luling, Texas; Mel and Karen Lancaster, of Round Rock, Texas; Jane and Doug Spillmann, of Lockhart, Texas; Brian Vogel, of Washington, D.C., Michael and Julia Vogel, of Columbia, Md.; Chris and Marcia Vogel, of Silver Spring Md.; sister-in-law Mary Vogel, of Washington, D.C.; 18 “greats” and 19 great-great-nieces and -nephews.
A visitation was held from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Eeds Funeral Home in Lockhart, Texas. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, after the visitation, with the Reverend Carol Clarke officiating. Serving as the pallbearers were: Chris Huber, Chris Lancaster, Danny Spillmann, Michael Shaw, Mel Lancaster and David Lancaster.
Burial followed at the Lockhart City Cemetery, Lockhart, Texas.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to The First Presbyterian Church of San Marcos, Texas, 410 West Hutchison, San Marcos, Texas 78666.
All arrangements are with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas 78644. To view and sign the guestbook visit www.post-register.com/obituaries/patricia-vogel.