Shirley Wettling

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SHIRLEY DIHEL WETTLING passed away Thursday morning, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She died of natural causes.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Shirley accepted people for who they were, non-judgmentally, and she loved from her core, with her whole heart. She treated everyone with respect, kindness and generosity. She was able to face the real and difficult parts of life head on, with grace and forgiveness, and she was just as expert at joy. She was fun to be around; warm, goofy, down to earth, and she had a gift for making people feel special.

For over 40 years, she had a phenomenal passion for real estate, first in corporate relocation services with Merrill Lynch in the seventies and then as the owner of Pate Wettling, which merged with Mainsail Realtors in 1993.

Wherever she lived, she was very active in her community—and her participation was sought after, because she was known as somebody who got things done, a powerhouse, an unstoppable force. For the last 30 years in the Clear Lake area, she placed her boundless energy in the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, as board member; in the Houston Symphony League Bay Area, as president and a longtime leader; she helped to develop the Children's Education program and was instrumental in creating the Home Tour; at University of Houston/Clear Lake, she was on the task advisory board for the community organization Art Matters; and for The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, she was president and continued her involvement as a board member. An accomplished actress for decades, she performed most recently at the College of the Mainland.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Richard Wettling, and their son Peter. She is survived by a family who loved her dearly: Her sons, Fred and Jack, their spouses Susan and Mitch, her grandchildren Sam, Sara, and Jeff and their spouses Diana, Ben, and Jennifer and four great grandchildren Adlai, Ezra, Flynn, and Friday; and her companion Dixie the Wonder Dog. Memorial services will be held Friday, 29 March 2013 at 2PM at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, 17503 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77058, (281) 488- 2001, a reception following the service at the church. Shirley loved charity in all its forms, so in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to a .

Published on from Mar. 22 to Apr. 7, 2013