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In Memory of

Jane T. Wagenfuhr

January 29, 1923 - March 11, 2017

Obituary


Jane T. Taylor Wagenfuhr passed away at her home in Austin, Texas on March 11, 2017. She was born in Marble Falls, Texas on January 29, 1923 to John Thomas Taylor and Vedena Rhoda Hundley Taylor.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her twin sister, Jean Taylor Stover and husband Robert Lee Stover, Sr., two other sisters, Virginia Elizabeth Taylor and Myrtle Elvin (Boots) Taylor Andrews, her brother John Franklin (Sonny) Taylor and sister-in-law Norma Wiegman Taylor and her nephews John Dee Andrews and Kenneth Thurman.

Jane is survived by Alvin...

Jane T. Taylor Wagenfuhr passed away at her home in Austin, Texas on March 11, 2017. She was born in Marble Falls, Texas on January 29, 1923 to John Thomas Taylor and Vedena Rhoda Hundley Taylor.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her twin sister, Jean Taylor Stover and husband Robert Lee Stover, Sr., two other sisters, Virginia Elizabeth Taylor and Myrtle Elvin (Boots) Taylor Andrews, her brother John Franklin (Sonny) Taylor and sister-in-law Norma Wiegman Taylor and her nephews John Dee Andrews and Kenneth Thurman.

Jane is survived by Alvin Ray Wagenfuhr, her husband of 73 years, who lives in Austin, her nephews Thomas Franklin Taylor (Sharon), Robert Lee Stover, Jr., Phillip Wagenfuhr (Christie), Damon Thurman (Sandy), Gary Thurman (Becky); also by nieces Betty Lou Stover Daise (Gary), Angela Jane Taylor Rubottom (John), Sherry Jean Taylor Eckhart (Pete), Mary Ellen Thurman Denson (Bob), Jeanie Wagenfuhr Canady (Joey) and Joyce Wagenfuhr Harris and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Jane and her twin sister Jean, graduated from Marble Falls High School in 1940. They attended TCU and Hardin Simmons University where they played in the Cowgirl Band. Jane played the trumpet and Jean the saxophone.

In Austin, they sang in a four-part harmony choir. They loved music and played piano duets and sang at family gatherings and church.

Jane worked at the State Comptrollers Office from June 1942-1975 where she helped plan, program, and install the State Comptroller's first computer system. And then worked at the State Employees Retirement System until her retirement in 1982. She later worked as Finance Secretary for St. Matthews Episcopal Church until 1994.

Jane was interested in family history. She researched, gathered and published family history for the Taylor, Hundley and Wagenfuhr lines. She also contributed to the Marrs family history publication.

Jane and her husband loved to catch catfish on their trotlines, hunt deer in Texas and deer and elk in Colorado. They packed into the mountains of Colorado and Idaho on horses and slept in sleeping bags in tents. The first elk Jane killed was on a mountain slope. Jane was nearly as bloody as the elk by the time she finally got the elk gutted. Jane's father was a Game Warden for the Burnet/Llano area for many years. Jane's grandfather (O.L. Hundley) was the first choir director at the First Baptist Church and her mother (Vedena) was the second choir director. Vedena also directed the first high school band in Marble Falls. She was a lifetime and oldest living member of the First Baptist Church in Marble Falls and belonged to Pastor Max Copeland's Sunday School class for many years. Ray belonged to Brother W.S. Bunton's class. They later joined the Faith Couples class.

Services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11:00 am at Clements Wilcox Funeral Home, Marble Falls, Texas. Visitation will be at 10:00 am prior to the Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Marble Falls City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a contribution be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.