Lydia Marie Kafer Althof passed away on June 21, 2013, surrounded by her loving family following a long and valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born July 25, 1914 in Hurnville, Texas to Karl and Anna Kafer.
She married Richard Emil Althof on Nov. 4, 1934. After living many years in country, they moved to Roscoe, Texas in 1982. They celebrated 59 years of marriage.
Her treasures in her life were her family, the First Baptist Church in Roscoe, her love of God, her home and flower gardens.
Lydia is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard Emil Althof; parents, Karl and Anna Kafer; her daughter, Dorothy Ann; her son, Harold; and daughter-in-law, Rita Althof.
She is survived by her two daughters, Leona Julian and husband Terry of San Marcos and Carolyn and husband Richard Young of Abilene; daughter-in-law Pat Althof and her daughter Rene of San Antonio.
Grandchildren include Dee Julian of San Marcos, Dickie Julian and wife Krista of Dripping Springs, Greg Althof and wife Crystal of Roscoe, Jeff Althof and wife Jessica of Abilene, Scott Young and wife Suzette, and David Young, all of Houston.
Great-grandchildren are Dr. Jason Barnes and wife Jenna of Corpus Christi, Carson Barnes of Commerce, Kasi and Tyler Althof of Lubbock, Jake and Layla Althof of Abilene, Amy Marie, Benjamin and Charlie Julian of Dripping Springs, Gabriella, Jacob, Jamin, Katelyn, Zachariah, Ashley Young of Houston. Great-great-grandson is Bentley Barnes of Corpus Christi and she was awaiting the birth of another great-great-grandchild in December.
Surviving siblings are her brother, Edward Kafer and wife Willa Dene of San Angelo; sisters, Rosemary Schaffner of Clyde, Ruth Gardner and Anna Lee Lewis of Abilene.
The funeral services are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Roscoe, Texas. Services will be 10 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Roscoe, Reverend Mark Newton of San Marcos, Texas officiating. Interment will follow at the Roscoe Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dickie Julian, Greg Althof, Jeff Althof, Scott Young, David Young and Tyler Althof.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com .