Ada Pemberton Webster , age 94, beloved aunt, passed away on July 9, 2013.|
Ada was born on August 29, 1918 in Houston, Texas to Robert Scott Pemberton and Grace Waterwall Pemberton. She attended Lanier Junior High and San Jacinto High School. She then graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in 1940. She later earned a MA from the University of Houston.
Ada loved children and devoted most of her life to educating young minds. She taught sixth grade at Foster Place, Cleveland and Fannin Elementary Schools. She then became principal of Fannin, MacGregor and Durkee Elementary Schools until her retirement in 1976. Ada was also a member of and held offices in several organizations including The Order of the Eastern Star, Kappa Delta Pi and Texas Retired Teachers.
Ada loved and married late in life. At the age of 52 she married Robert William Webster who preceded her in 1995. They had 23 years together, traveling the world and enjoying retirement at their home on Lake LBJ in Kingsland, Texas.
Ada's greatest joy and source of strength and comfort was her knowledge of Christian Science. From the early 1950's through the 1970's she taught Sunday School and was the Superintendent of Sunday School at First Church of Christ, Scientist. She later became an active member of Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist.
Ada was preceded in death by her beloved older sister, Mary Ellen Pemberton Bowie. She is survived by her nieces, Sheila Woolley Geanangel and husband Russell and Anne Bowie Allen of Topeka, Kansas; nephew, Neil Bowie and wife Kim, of Muenster, Texas; very special great nieces, Elizabeth LaCombe and husband David, of Spokane, Washington and Anne-Marie Melendez and husband Edward, of San Antonio, Texas. She is also survived by her great-great nephew, Michael Manos and wife Thea and their baby Edward, who brought her much joy.
The family wishes to thank Pat Martin and the skilled, compassionate staff of Clarewood House Extended Care for their care during the last three years of Ada's life.
The family will receive friends at a visitation to be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a funeral services immediately following at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079. Interment will follow the service at the same location.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ada's memory to The Principia, Annual Fund Office, 13201 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, Mo, 63131 or online at , principia.edu
Published in Houston Chronicle on July 11, 2013