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obit: Eva Licecum Kolar

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Services will be conducted for Mrs. Eva Lincecum Kolar, 95, at 11 a.m. Thursday at Goetz Funeral Home in Seguin. The deceased was the mother of former Seguin
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2011
      Services will be conducted for Mrs. Eva Lincecum Kolar, 95, at 11 a.m. Thursday at Goetz Funeral Home in Seguin.
       
      The deceased was the mother of former Seguin Gazette Publisher John Taylor.  She and her late husband, Bill Kolar, had been residents of McQueeney until his death in 1986 and Mrs. Kolar's move to Eden Home apartments.
       
      She died of natural causes in Eden home early Tuesday.
       
      Mrs. Kolar is the last of a generation of Licecums who lived in the Thompsonville vicinity of Gonzalez County.  She often reminisced that her father, C.C. Lincecum, had made eight trips "up the trail" as a trail driver herding cattle to Kansas to earn the money to buy the Licecum farm in the 1880s.  His picture is displayed at the Old Trail Driver's headquarters building in San Antonio.
       
      Mrs. Kolar was one of eight children born to the Lincecum family.  All of her four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.  She was a member of the Baptist Church in New Braunfels.
       
      Her first husband, John Clifton Taylor, died in 1952.  The Taylor farm was located next to the Lincecum farm in Gonzalez County.
       
      Mrs. Kolar was a member of the nursing profession, having worked for Dr. George Holmes and the Holmes Hospital organization during the first 30 years of her career.
       
      Her second husband, William Kolar, owned and operated several cotton gins throughout Central Texas.  he was also the "Dean of the Texas Plymouth/Chrysler Dealers" during his career.  He was granted the first such dealership in Texas in 1926.  He subsequently operated car sales firms in Wealder, Gonzalez, Victoria and Snyder.
       
      The Kolars moved to McQueeney in 1978.
       
      Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor of McQueeney; three granddaughters, Elizabeth (Beth) Oberreit of Austin, Eva Elise (Lisa) Weinstein of Kerrville, Kathryn (Kay) Taylor of San Marcos; one grandson, John Taylor III of Santa Fe, New Mexico; five great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
       
      Interment will follow in the Thompsonville Cemetery in the Thompsonville Community.
       
      Goetz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
       
      Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, Wednesday, March 25, 1998
       
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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