obit: Cecil L. Verm
Cecil L. Verm
October 14, 1928 - March 22, 2013
Cecil L. Verm
Born in Sealy, Texas
Died March 22, 2013 in Wallis, Texas
Age 84 years
Monday, March 25, 2013 at
Guardian Angel Catholic Church
2610 Demel St. Wallis, Texas 77485
Rev. Thuy Quang Nguyen celebrating the
Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal.
Interment in the
Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation, Sunday, March 24, 2013
3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Rosary/Wake at 5:00 pm
Guardian Angel Catholic Church.
Memorials may be made to:
St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Obituary for Cecil Lloyd Verm
Cecil Lloyd Verm, age 84, of Wallis passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013. Born in Frydek, Texas to Lillie and Zenes Verm in 1928, Cecil has lived in Wallis with his wife, Virginia, for over sixty years. Married in 1952, Cecil and Virginia first met in 1951 when she walked across the cotton field to return some canning jar lids she had borrowed from Cecil’s sister. The couple married at a ceremony held in Guardian Angel Catholic Church, and together, have been members of the parish community ever since.
A 1945 graduate of Sealy high school, Cecil believed in education and served as a school board member for the Wallis-Orchard School District for twenty years; he was able to hand each of his five children their diplomas as they walked the high school stage, and he also ensured that each of them worked hard to earn their college degrees. He continued this support by encouraging his many grandchildren in their educational endeavors as well.
Cecil worked for Tennessee Gas Pipeline in East Bernard and retired as a Chief Operator after thirty-six years of service in 1986. After this, a believer in work ethic, and always busy, Cecil served the community as a local electrician, crawling in attics and installing ceiling fans and finishing any other jobs people may have requested.
A loving husband and father, he took great pride in his large family and enjoyed spending time with them: he spent many summers with his family skiing and boating on Lake Somerville; he watched his sons, daughter, and grandchildren participate in various sporting events and school activities; he listened happily each year to his grandchildren sing traditional Christmas carols before opening gifts together around the family tree; and he was proud to have his family together for backyard Easter egg hunts, barbecues where he grilled the best steaks, and famous firework extravaganzas at the farm.
An avid outdoorsman, Cecil grew up in Frydek hunting in the woods and fishing along the Brazos River. He spent many hours over the course of his life working with the cattle on the Verm farm, cutting back huisache, and taking the grandchildren for tractor rides. In 2001, he received a certificate from the Texas State Genealogical Society commemorating Texas First Families whose descendants resided in Texas before 1846 when Texas officially became a state.
Proud to have raised his family in the church, Cecil was a third degree Knights of Columbus, and at one time served as treasurer for his local chapter. In addition he was secretary for a Czech Catholic benevolence organization, RVOS, for several years. He was involved in running Bingo for both the Knights and the church, and was part of the first group of lectors and Eucharistic ministers to serve at Guardian Angel Catholic Church.
A generous man with a subtle quick wit, he enjoyed visiting with people, and playfully teasing his grandkids.
Cecil is survived by his wife of sixty years, Virgina Valerian Verm; son Richard Verm and his wife Claudia of Houston; daughter Barbara Verm Dobson and her husband Paul of Houston; son Michael Verm and his wife Joan of Houston; son Charles Verm and his wife Patsy of Sealy; and son Steven Verm and his wife Melody of La Vernia; granddaughter Sherri Verm Ashorn and her husband Chase; granddaughters Diana Verm, Kristen Dobson, Rebecca Verm, Rachel Verm, Melissa Verm, Christina Verm, and Kelly Verm; and grandsons David Verm, Michael Dobson, Raymond Verm, Thomas Verm, and Taran Verm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Margaret Verm Toellner and brother-in-law Sydney; Mabel Verm Rushing and brother-in-law Gary; and grandson Matthew Dobson.
Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis with wake and Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 5:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be held Monday at Guardian Angel Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions in memory of Cecil may be made to St. Vincent DePaul, c/o Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Knesek Funeral Home in Wallis is in charge of the arrangements: www.knesekfuneralhome.com and www.facebook.com/knesekfuneralhome.
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