Vilma E. Meier
Vilma Elvira Meier, 90, of San Antonio died on Nov. 14, 2019, at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of San Antonio.
She was born in Needville on May 27, 1929, to Helene (Schulz) and Theodore Schroeder. Before her 1st birthday, the family moved to Knippa, where she lived until moving to Uvalde in 1969. She moved to San Antonio in 2011 to be near her daughters.
She was married on Jan. 14, 1949, to Edwin Meier, son of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church pastor. He preceded her in death in 2003. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Knippa for many years.
The family described Meier as a strong, talented, Christian woman whose strength came through many struggles during her lifetime beginning when she was 8 years old. She was diagnosed with a nerve and muscle deterioration disease after being given a medication for double pneumonia.
The family said she always had a smile on her face and was talented at making wedding cakes, beautiful dresses, intricate crafts and singing in the choir.
She retired from the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District after 26 years as a teacher. After her retirement she was president of the Uvalde Teachers Retirement Association and the Uvalde Memorial Hospital auxiliary, with 6,500 hours of volunteer service.
She and her husband were active in the Uvalde Honey Bees Square Dance Club for many years and served on numerous church committees. After moving to San Antonio, she became a member of the House of Prayer Lutheran Church.
According to the family, her faith in Jesus was constant in her life and evident in the way she lived each day.
She is survived by three daughters, Ellen Carter and Cynthia Duvall and husband, Bill, all of San Antonio, and Marcia Wallace and husband, Gene, of Grapevine; four grandchildren, Donnie Carter, John Duvall and wife, Suzie, and Julia Crist and husband, Matt, of San Antonio, and Brandon Rodgers and wife, Laura, of Katy; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and son-in-law, Norm Carter.
A funeral service was held yesterday at 10 a.m. at Emmanual Lutheran Church in Knippa, with interment following at Knippa Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 10226 Iron Side, San Antonio, TX 78230; or Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Knippa, 250 South FM 1049, Knippa, TX 78870.