Merle Bommer

BOMMER
MERLE VIRGINIA VOSS BOMMER - Ginger Bommer went home to be with the Lord on Sunday February 17, 2013. She passed in her sleep from natural causes. Ginger was born in San Antonio on May 12, 1928 to John Jake and Merle Virginia Voss. She was the baby of the family, almost ten years younger than her siblings Jim and Laura. Her doting father gave her the nick name "Taters" because of her affinity for mashed potatoes at supper time. Ginger graduated from Brackenridge High School and went on to earn a Home Economics degree from the University of Texas. While at Texas she met her beloved husband, Cleon, in chemistry class and after a romantic courtship they married in June 1950. After graduation they moved to Beeville Texas, where Cleon went to work as a petroleum engineer. Later they moved to San Antonio and in 1954 built a home on Larkwood Drive. They never moved again. That home became a place of blessing for many people, in large part because of the loving kindness of the lady of the house. Her kitchen was a place of joy, her toll house cookies renowned throughout the neighborhood. She was coveted as a center in our touch football games, not much at running the ball but she could block. She was a woman of the field, an able hunter with both rifle and shotgun and perhaps her greatest love after her family was their Zavala County ranch. To her, it was a place of beauty and refuge. She will be buried there on top of the south hill next to Dad. A long-time member of St Andrews Methodist, a docent at the zoo, busy in the oil and gas societies in town, she was ever active on behalf of others. A den mother, head cheer leader at her son's ball games, a willing companion on twenty-mile hikes, loving mother, devoted wife - not enough can be said. She was well loved by so many because she loved so many so well. She is survived by sons Paul and Peter and grandchildren, Mike, Jake, Chris, Alex and Jenni. A memorial service will be held at 3:00, Monday February 25 at St Andrews United Methodist Church, 722 Robinhood Place. She would be pleased to have donations be made to the church in lieu of flowers.

Published in Express-News on Feb. 22, 2013