1921 - 2014 Waltraut Wally McMurray, 93, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Lake Arthur Place. Wally was born on July 11, 1921 in Germany to Oswald Wendlandt and Grete Schulz Wendlandt. She was a resident of Port Arthur for 66 years and retired as a sales clerk from Nacol Jewelry Store after 27 years of service. She was also a member of the German American Club. Everyone that knew her will remember her joy of cooking and entertaining friends with food and refreshments, as well as her needlepoint gifts. Wally was preceded in death by her first husband, Mietek Sniady; Ralph McMurray her husband of 50 years; brother, Horst Wendlandt; and sister, Gerda Hoffmann. Survivors include her two daughters, Darla McMurray of Port Arthur, TX and Judy Harris of Jefferson, TX; two grandsons, Patrick O'Hara and wife Jill, and Blake Harris; nieces, Ingrid, Pat, Ursula; nephews, Kim, Ronnie, Steve; and many friends around the world. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Arthur with Reverend Timothy Dinger officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves. A visitation for family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., Saturday at the church. Special thanks to her doctors, nurses and caregivers, Margie, Ida, Lisa and Freida. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, 2400 5th Street, Port Arthur, Texas 77640.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 10, 2014