March 14, 1922 – November 21, 2012
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Mildred (Bobby) Brewer passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Visitation will be Saturday, November 24, from 10:00am - 12:00pm at Hillier Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, at A&M United Methodist Church, 417 University Drive, College Station. Reverend Kip Gilts and Reverend John Reasons will be officiating. Interment will follow at Restever Memorial Cemetery.
Mildred was born in Gowen, Oklahoma, and moved to Texas with her family during her high school years. She graduated from Galena Park High School in 1939. She attended the University of Texas in Austin and obtained a degree in Elementary Education in 1943. Mildred married James Oliver Brewer and moved to Channelview, Texas, where they raised two children – Karen Marie and Jay Oliver. James worked for Exxon Engineering and Research in Baytown, Texas. Mildred and James were very active in the First Baptist Church of Channelview, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Moreover, Mildred taught 4th grade at DeZavalla Elementary in Channelview I.S.D. for 25 years. James and Mildred retired to College Station, Texas, in 1985.
Mildred was active in Bryan/College Station activities including: the Christian Women's Club, Newcomers Club, Exxon Annuitants group, and the Golden Rule Sunday School class at A&M United Methodist Church. Furthermore, Mildred supported higher education by establishing multiple student scholarships at Texas A&M University and Blinn College. Specifically, the J.O. Brewer/Texas Aggie Band Scholarships and the Porscha Rae Buck Applied Sciences Scholarship.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; Clifford Jake Sivil and Alta Lee Hall Sivil; her husband of 40 years, James; and her two sisters; Marie Sivil Braun and Beatrice Sivil McDonald.
She is survived by her daughter; Karen Marie Brewer Buck of Yuma, Arizona and College Station; her son, Jay Oliver Brewer and his wife Judy Anne of College Station; grandchildren, Porscha Rae Buck, James Olin Brewer, and Natalie Anne Brewer; and multiple nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Hackethorn, Comfort Keepers, Brazos Valley Hospice, and the Isle at Watercrest (Megan, Grayson, "Calvert", Shawna, Karen, Sheri, etc.) for their excellent care of Mildred throughout her Alzheimer's journey. Your compassionate care and attention will always be remembered as a "gift". Likewise, prayers from her A&M United Methodist Church family were always present and supportive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to:
National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030, www.alz.org
Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle from Nov. 22 to Nov. 25, 2012