Theresa Bechtel

Theresa Marie Bechtel

1911 - 2006

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Theresa Bechtel, 94, passed away Monday, March 06, 2006 at a local nursing center. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 10:00 am at Southwest Park Baptist Church, 2901 South 20th, with Rev. Mike Woodard officiating, assisted by Rev. Travis Crutchfield. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, March 9 in Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi, Texas. Theresa was born on July 27, 1911 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Josef and Teresa Jank. She was a retail sales clerk for Gibson's and also worked in a day care center caring for children. Mrs. Bechtel has been a resident of Abilene since 1965. She was member of the Queen Ester Chapter-Order of the Eastern Star. Theresa attended Southwest Park Baptist Church. Mrs. Bechtel was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Edward Bechtel in 1960; one step-son Russell E. Bechtel; three sisters and one brother. She is survived by her son, Patrick Bechtel and his wife Margaret of Abilene; two granddaughters, Kathy Burnitt and her husband Richard of Abilene, Laura Jackson and her husband John of Granbury, Texas; one grandson, Chris Bechtel and his wife Lee Ann of Abilene; three great grandchildren, Cyndi Jackson, Zac and Derek Pittman; several nieces and one nephew. Shane Williams, Jim Williams, Philip Marshall, Randy, Dennis, and Russ Reddell will serve as pallbearers. The family wishes to express their gratitude and extend a special thanks to the Chisholm House and The Oaks at Radford Hills Nursing Center. Memorials may be made to Southwest Baptist Church, 2901 South 20th, Abilene, Texas 79605.


Hamil Family Funeral Home 6449 Buffalo Gap Rd. Amarillo, TX 79606 Tuesday, March 07, 2006 6:30 to 8:30 pm


Southwest Park Baptist Church 2901 South 20th Street Abilene, TX 79605 Wednesday, March 08, 2006 10:00 am


Seaside Memorial Park