OBITUARY

Josephine King Dunkelberg

October 24, 1925June 5, 2021

Josephine King Dunkelberg, age 95, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 in Austin, Texas.

Josephine was born in Brownsville Texas on October 24, 1925 to Jose King and Ignacia King (Sanchez). In 1957 she married Edward Dunkelberg who preceded her in death on December 31, 2001.

Josephine served as Deputy District Clerk of Cameron County for 14 years. In 1971 she was appointed to the office of District Clerk and was then elected for two additional terms until her retirement in 1980. After several years of leisure and travel she once again served Cameron County in the Adult Probation Office. Josephine was an active member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Austin, Texas.

Josephine is survived by daughters Janet Matson and Lyn Kumhyr and her husband David, grandsons David Salgado, Michael Salgado and wife Stephanie, and her granddaughter Leslie Beall. She was blessed by her great-grandchildren Kainoa, Kailani, Scott, Megan, Julie, and Stephanie. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson Scott.

She was a ray of sunshine in all our lives and we will carry her memory in our hearts forever. We love you MAMAW!!

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Megan Reid

June 12, 2021

This is not a photo of you, but this photo is special to me because of you. I had just given birth to my daughter and this photo was taken of me while I was sitting in your pink chair. I love you Nanny.

Megan Reid

June 12, 2021

This is a picture I found of your granddaughter Leslie, your great grand daughters Megan, Julie, and Stefanie, and also your great great grand daughter Zyvannah. We were all at your house visiting you. You can see your beautiful dining area with your famous "spoon" collection in the background. We all love you nanny. Always have and always will.

Megan Reid

June 12, 2021

After you were diagnosed with dementia I gave birth to a daughter. You knew who she was and could remember her. I always thought that was very special.

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Nanny with her great great grandaughter Zyvannah.

Megan Reid

June 12, 2021

You were like a mom to me and you truly meant so much to me. I felt so empty and lost without you when I got adopted. But you never forgot me. You always made sure to send me card just to remind me that you loved me and always found some way for me to see you. You have no idea how much that meant to me. You have, and always will be the most beautiful person I know. You are so incredibly special and I'm sorry that as I grew up I didn't know how to properly show you my love. I'm sorry that I was not always there for you the way you were there for me. As I got older I stayed away, not because I didn't love you, but because I didn't want to stress you. You are the best person I know and I meen that from the bottom of my heart. I lay here crying as I write this to you, although you may never hear this. Thank you for choosing to love me and never turning me away. Thank you for loving me unconditionally despite my downfalls. Thank you for looking out for me and putting me under your wing when I was younger. You are an incredible woman and I'm so lucky to have had you as my great grandma. My nanny. I hope you rest in peace with the angels where you belong. You are so much better than the people on this earth. I love you. So much.

- Your Meggie. 😭😢

I'm sorry I could not come to your funeral, you will always be in my heart. You are a woman that every one should strive to be, you are humble, kind, generous, loving, and gentle, but you are also strong. You will always be a part of me and I hope to see you again one day. I love you nanny.

Megan Reid

June 12, 2021

I remember going to church with you and Everytime we would leave church you would stop and you would buy me a rosary on the way out. You loved me so much. Every morning when I would wake up you would have grapefruit on the table and a bowl of fruit on the table ready for me to eat. You would make breakfast tacos and heat them up for me in the toaster oven. You took such good care of me. I always felt so special with you even over the littlest things. I remember you always kept winterfresh gum on you and I would always ask you for a piece and you would rip it in half and put one half in your mouth and give me the other half. I remember going to the salon with you and just sitting in the chair next to you as your got your hair done. I remember sitting in your chair at your little vanity and you would let me put your make up on you used to give me your powder containers after the powder was gone and I would carry it around and pretend to put makeup on like you did. I remember you telling me to always make sure to moisturize my face and always go in an upwards direction to prevent myself from getting wrinkles. I remember you always had herbal essences shampoo on the bathtub with a little shower pillow and you always had everything looking is beautiful. I remember after I got adopted out, I used to just lay in my bed reading the cards you would send me crying in my bed. I would hold the card close to my chest and cry myself to sleep because I missed you so much.

Megan Reid

June 12, 2021

💔My last letter and words to my Great Grandma,

Tomorrow may be the last day that I will ever get to speak to you and it is a very sad feeling for me to know that. I know you may not be able to hear me but I hope you do. I don't know if you will be able to say anything back but I'm okay with that. Nanny, I want you to know how much I love you and how important you are to me. You are such a special person. You are one person on this planet that has loved me unconditionally and that has been so gentle and kind twords me. I remember when I was a little girl and I stayed with you everynight you would tuck me in, rub Vicks vapor rub on my chest and set up a humidifier by my bed. You would tell me to get off the bed and we would kneel together on the side of my bed and we would pray " now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the lord my soul to keep, and if I die before I wake, I pray the lord my soul to take, amen." You would say this prayer with me every night and then you would kiss my forehead and tell me you loved me and tucked me in my bed. I remember I would lay there and I would miss you.. so I would crawl down the hall and I would see you sitting in your pink chair. I would slowly make my way to your chair as you were watching tv or reading a magazine. You would look down at me and never once did you tell me to go back to bed and never once did you push me away or get upset. Every single time I did that you looked at me, and you patted your chair and told me to come sit by you. I would get into your chair and I would just sit by you and fall asleep next to you. I felt so safe with you. I never felt more at peace in my entire life than when I got to sit by my nanny. You loved me so much and you took such good care of me. I remember you always would let me and Scott play in the hot tub together at your house and you would also always let me do the dishes for you. I always wanted to be your little helper. I loved you so much and I still do to this day

Alfredo Roussett

June 10, 2021

To my cousins Janet n Lyn. I am so sorry for your loss. Mi tia had a great life n so be it. May you both have peace in your hearts. Your mom as well you know was a loving lady. Had a lot of grace. She gave so many people opportunities to better themselves. I have no doubt they all feel the same. I do. Much love. Your cuz Alfred.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY