DEATHS

Elsie Druesdow Porter, 87, of Lampasas died Dec. 28, 2019 at University Village in Round Rock.

Graveside funeral service was held Dec. 30 at Nix Cemetery. Sneed Funeral Chapel had charge of arrangements.

Elsie was born March 27, 1932 in Taylor, Texas to Willie Druesdow and Jo Anna (Dornbush) Druesdow.

She married James Robert “Jim Bob” Porter on Sept. 26, 1955 in Lampasas County.

She was a Christian wife and mother. She lived in the same home for 51 years, while farming and ranching on the family ranch 10 miles west of town. Elsie helped meet the needs of others. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and country & western dancing.

She is survived by a son, James David Porter of McGregor; daughters Brenda Porter Oestreich of Lampasas, and Betty Porter Renfro and husband Lynn of Belton; four grandchildren, James Alden Oestreich of Fort Worth, Augustus Blake Oestreich and wife Paige of Nacogdoches, Faith Elise Renfro and Lane Wilson Renfro; and several nieces and nephews.

Elsie was preceded in death by her husband; and by siblings Edna Shamard, Greta Smith, Carl Druesdow, Henry Druesdow, Annie Kopecky, Alice McCoury and Mary Kruse.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.