Bertha Mae Parker Casey of Anahuac, our beloved Mother and “Nanny” was born on May 31, 1925. She went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 9, 2019, in the same fashion as she lived her life, full of grace, wisdom and strength. A lifelong resident of Anahuac, Texas she graduated from Anahuac High School in 1943, where she was a cheerleader. She celebrated each year with the former cheerleaders at the cheerleader reunion during the Homecoming football game. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, the Retired Educators Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Many students at Anahuac Jr. High knew and loved her from her many years of being the school secretary to the Principals, Mr. Beckett and Mr. Jeff Larrison. She was also involved in the Anahuac Women’s Fine Arts Club, the Anahuac Cemetery Board and the Anahuac Order of the Eastern Star.
Bertha Mae married Forrest K. “Peanut” Casey on October 9, 1947, at the First Baptist Church in Anahuac, Texas. They enjoyed 43 years of marriage before Forrest passed away in 1989. She is survived by her daughter, Patti Casey of Anahuac, her daughter and son in law, Jamie and Ray Wolman of Katy, Texas; grandson, Whitley Wolman and wife Katherine Ambrose Wolman of Fort Worth, Texas and great-grandchildren, Greer Marie and Eloise Katherine Wolman of Fort Worth, Texas, and a family of loving nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. Her special and helpful friend was Elena Chavez, who she loved and appreciated.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Donnie Burk, Russell Ezer, Eddie Foster, Bobby Hall, Allen Herrington, Ken Shaw, Rex Tunze, and Dave Wilcox. Honorary pallbearers are Gene Best, Leroy Ezer, Michael Kreuzer, Ignacio Lugo, E.J. Manuel, Eddie Seidensticker, Gilbert Speights, and Don Stacy.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A celebration of Bertha Mae’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Anahuac. Burial will be in the Anahuac Cemetery immediately following the service.
Memorials should be made to the Anahuac ISD Education Foundation, P.O. Box 2347, Anahuac, Texas 77514, or the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 456, Anahuac, Texas 77514.