Ola Marie Maul

Ola Marie Maul Ola Marie Maul was born to Dorcas and Jess Dooley on May 13, 1917 in Flagstaff, Arizona. She passed away quietly, at the age of 96, on June 8, 2013 in San Marcos, Texas. She was preceded in death by her best friend and husband of 66 years, Al Ernest Maul, brothers Bill, Roy, and Lloyd Dooley, and sister Mildred Stewart. In 1918, at the age of eighteen months, Marie's mother died from Spanish Influenza. Shortly afterwards, her father moved her and the rest of the children back to Texas, where she ended up in an orphanage in Luling. In 1919, Marie was legally adopted by Harve and Rosie Haydon, who took her to live with them on their ranch in the hill country of western Travis County. It was there that Marie was raised a pioneer child, along the banks of the old Colorado River, long before the construction of Mansfield Dam, in what is now the Hudson Bend and Lakeway areas of Lake Travis. And it was there where she met the only love of her life, A.E. Maul, an 8th-generation Texan and rancher with long genealogical ties to the local area, and where they were married in 1933. With her young husband taking an opportunity to work on the construction of the new dam, the couple was able to scrape and save enough money to buy a small ranch on Hurst Creek, and become one of the last recipients of electricity in the area. Marie and Al worked hard to make a living, yet they managed to see their daughter, Martha Jo, graduate from Dripping Springs High School in 1953, and start her own family. By this time, Al had gotten a new job working for the University of Texas in Austin, where he retired years later. In 1954, they moved with their son William into Austin, where he graduated from Travis High School, joined the Air Force, and started a family of his own. With their two children grown and moved away, Marie and Al eventually settled on a few acres on Manchaca Road, on what then was the southern edge of Austin, until 1972 when they bought a retirement ranch outside of Lockhart. The couple was finally back in their old familiar element, raising cattle and enjoying country sunsets. While in Austin and until her retirement on the ranch, Marie worked in the printing business for Steck Printing and the U.T. Press. After the loss of her beloved husband in 1999, Marie moved into the town of Lockhart for several years, then finally to San Marcos, where she passed. Marie Maul, known to most of her family as "NaNa" and "Granny", was a gentle, loving, and soft-spoken lady, who brought much grace to the Maul family. She will be greatly missed, and her memories cherished by all of those who she has left behind. But at last, she is with the Lord, and once again in the arms of her only love. She is survived by her daughter Martha Jo Mays, and her son William Fred Maul and his wife, Betty Ann Maul; Grandchildren Tommy Roberts, Marty Roberts, Roxanne Maul Swyhart, and Alan Maul; Great-Grandchildren Cheryl Roberts, Mandy Remster, Kristy Henson, Hayden Roberts, Zachry Swyhart, Stevie Maul, Sammie Jo Maul and Tanner Maul; and ten Great Great-Grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday June 11 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle, TX. A chapel service will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday June 12 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle, and a burial will follow at Teck Cemetery, Ranch Road 620, at Hudson Bend.


Funeral Home

Harrell Funeral Home
1715 Kirby Ln Kyle, TX 78640
(512) 268-8200

Published in Austin American-Statesman on June 11, 2013