Claudine T. Merritt
Claudine Tierce Merritt, of Whitehouse, formerly of Leakey, died on October 5, 2017, in Whitehouse after a lengthy illness.
A memorial service will be held on Oct. 28, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Nelson Funeral Chapel in Leakey. The Rev. Mark Spaniel will officiate.
She was born on Feb. 2, 1938, in Uvalde, to Lois (Slover) and Ealy Jackson Tierce.
After high school, she resided in Midland where she worked as a clerk for Southwestern Bell Telephone company.
She married Herbert G Merritt on June 9, 1962, at the Tierce family home in Leakey.
She retired in 1992, and the couple moved back to Leakey for the remainder of their retirement years.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and one daughter, Sarah Beth Petronella.
Merritt is survived by one daughter, Jane Young and husband, Mark, of Whitehouse; son-in-law Dominick Petronella of Leakey; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.