Audeanne Evelyn Schneider, known to all as Deanne, died in Houston, Texas on Aug. 20, 2013. She was born July 25, 1930 in Eldorado to Kenneth Wise and Lucille Violet (Leathwood) Wise. A proud Panther, she graduated Eldorado High School in 1948 before moving to Houston where she met and married Ralph Lee Schneider, who had been born in Eldorado. Divorced in 1973, Deanne never remarried.
Deanne had a long career as a secretary beginning in the late 1950s at the National Association of Corrosion Engineers in Houston. She worked at Texas A & M University in several departments after the family moved to College Station, Texas. She returned to live and work in Houston following her divorce, eventually moving to the country near Lake Somerville, Texas. She returned to work on the campus at Texas A & M until she retired in 1992. One of Deanne's proudest accomplishments was building her own house in the country, with some advice and occasional assistance from a friend and neighbor who was a retired carpenter. She remained in the house until returning to Houston in 2011 to enter assisted living.
She was preceded in death by her parent, and former husband.
She is survived by her sister, who is her only sibling, Shirley Pradt and husband Charles Pradt of Pasadena, Texas; her two sons, Kenneth Howard Schneider of Houston, and Charles Lee Schneider of Pleasanton, Texas; Kenneth's wife Mary Nell Harvey and their daughters; her only grandchildren, Megan Reiney Schneider and Rebecca Louise Schneider; her nieces Dianne (Pradt) Singletary and Rebecca Pradt and nephew Gregory Pradt and their spouses and children.
Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at the Eldorado Cemetery where she wished to be buried. The Rev. Pete Wylie will officiate.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at First Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn Road, in Houston.