Alice Putz

December 12, 1921June 5, 2013
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Alice (Meyer) Putz, 91, of Bryan, formerly of College Station, TX, passed away on June 5th, 2013, surrounded by her family at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday June 8 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday June 7 from 5-9 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Alice was born in Montrose, Colorado on December 12, 1921 to Joe and Edith Meyer who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 52 years, Edward L. “Bill” Putz; daughter Edith “DeeDee” Hill; son-in –laws Woody VanWinkle and Dennis Gaston; sister Dorothy Graves; grandsons Howard Grelen and Dean Putz; and great-grandsons Christopher VanWinkle and David Harris, Jr. Alice’s family was her life. She and her husband Bill raised 8 children. Somewhere in the midst of raising kids, she found time to work in retail sales and The Butcher Block through the years. Cooking was one thing she loved to do and was very good at it! The family loved getting together for special dinners at Thanksgiving and Christmas with lots of food and fellowship with each other. Family reunions were always special to her too. In her “spare time”, she also loved to read. Alice is survived by sons and daughter-in-laws Eddie and Ann Putz; Billy and Brenda Putz; Tommy and Theresa Putz; and Gary and Cindy Putz; daughters and son-in-laws Alice VanWinkle; Mary and Kenneth Melesky; and Donna Gaston and friend Dennis Frieda. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Alices is also survived by a sister Felicia Frazier and her husband Ernie of Colorado; sister-in-laws Frauline Sims and Sylvia Willingham of College Station; and a son-in-law John Hill of Oklahoma. Pallbearers are grandsons: Alan VanWinkle, Trip Putz, Joshua Putz, Justin Putz, Kenny Melesky, Tommy Putz Jr, Howard Putz, Shawn Gaston, Steven Gaston, Scott Gaston, and Jacob Putz. Memorials may be made in her memory to Hospice Brazos Valley. A very special thank you to Hospice and especially Janet and Lilly; and her present caregivers Cinda, Laretta, Chris, and Rebecca; as well as those that took great care of her over the past 2 years.



  • Visitation Friday, June 7, 2013
  • Rosary Service Friday, June 7, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 8, 2013

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Mike and Joy Caldwell

June 19, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda Godwin

June 9, 2013

My sympathies to the her family.

Renai Lackey

June 9, 2013

Donna, I was sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May you and your family feel the Lord's loving embrace with every step you take as you walk through this time of sorrow.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Renai Baker Lackey

Laretta Miller

June 9, 2013


Laretta Miller

June 9, 2013

LOVE, LOVE, LOVED Mrs. Alice and miss her so much. I had the opportunity to be at her side for a little over 2 years and was with her more than I was at home and absolutely loved it. I fell in love with her kids and their spouses as well. She had a beautiful and loving family and they all shared a beautiful and loving mother and father as well. I was blessed to have been apart of her, apart of her family and apart of the last memories of her life. She was a remarkable woman and a beautiful angel here on earth and in heaven above as well. TODAY she look so beautiful, so young and so happy and at peace. God definetly took a wonderful/beautiful angel home. We miss and love u Alice. I miss u always asking why I had to leave and go home after being with u, I miss u telling me how pretty I am, how pretty and long my hair is, how pretty my blouses were... u always complimented me numerous times a day and for u, I would always dress with fashion and class just to put a smile on ur face, but most of all, I miss u rubbing my arm, playing with my hair and telling me that u love me everyday that I was there at ur side. U were my best female friend and like a mother to me. U will forever be missed and most of all I LOVE YOU MAMA'S! XOXOX

Brenda Neblett-Peterson

June 8, 2013

Sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Putz. The Putz family will be in my prayers.

Morris Turek

June 8, 2013

Our prayers go out to the family she will be greatly missed.

Gwen (Calvin) Rangel

June 8, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Putz. I know she is rejoicing in heaven with my mom.

Karen Lucas-Bassler

June 8, 2013

I remember Mrs. Putz from Townshire Shopping Center: Woolworth's from my early teens. She always remembered me. She was always eager to help. I remember her smiling as we would come through the door and she always helped me especially at the jewelry counter. She was the nicest person in the store and she is the only person that I do remember. Then Woolworths closed and I didn't meet up with her again until my baby brother married into her large but very friendly family. I always thought she was a fine lady and then I met her husband and children and saw just what a great job she did of raising her children and how they all loved her. Her many grandchilren and great grandchildren adored her and I knew why. She will be greatly missed by a whole lot of people,including myself. May she Rest in Peace and God Bless her family during their time of bereavement.

Lisa McDonald

June 7, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Putz was a kind lady. I will think of her whenever I see her cross lit up at night in front of the barn. Seeing it blazing through the darkness has been a great comfort to me when dealing with my own Mom's illness and transit to Heaven.