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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

211 West Ave B, Copperas Cove, TX

OBITUARY

Dolores Nauert Ayres

December 6, 1937September 1, 2019
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Dolores Ann Nauert Ayres, age 81, a lifetime resident of Copperas Cove passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Dolores was born December 6, 1937, in Lampasas, Texas to Henry John Nauert and Clara Amanda Meissner Nauert.

She was a life-long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Copperas Cove. She was baptized as an infant, attended grades 1-8 at Immanuel’s Christian Day School, was confirmed there April 6, 1952, and was married there July 18, 1959.

Dolores graduated Salutatorian of the 1956 graduation class of Copperas Cove High School. Throughout the years, she was involved in various activities. In her younger years, she belonged to the Walther League. At Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dolores sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, taught Vacation Bible School, attended bible class and was a member of the Altar Guild. In 1987, she helped organize the Altar Guild and was its’ Chairman for 18 years. While working for CCISD, she belonged to COVESA. After retirement, Dolores enjoyed groups like Copperas Cove Retired Teachers and DIVAS. Her work experience included jobs at Ekensten’s, Western Auto, and at Cove State Bank as Head Teller and Assistant Cashier. The majority of Dolores’ work experience was 21 years spent working in the education field with Copperas Cove ISD. She was a Deaf Education Aide for three years, LRC Aide for two years and Secretary in the counselor’s office at the high school for 16 years. In the last few years she greatly enjoyed serving as a reader to the younger children at Halstead Elementary School. Dolores’s hobbies were reading, crafts, working on scrapbooks and photo albums, and researching genealogy on both sides of the family. The pride of her life were her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed keeping up with them through phone calls and visits whenever she could. Her husband, Jack Ayres, preceded her in death in 2011, after 52 years of marriage. Their union was blessed with three children and six grandchildren.

Dolores was also preceded in death by her son Michael, her parents Henry and Amanda Nauert, and her grandparents Gus and Emma Nauert and Otto and Emma Meissner.

She is survived by two daughters, Melanie Dunn, MD and her husband David Dunn, MD of Nashville, TN and Marsha Fauver and her husband Scott Fauver of Cypress, TX; six grandchildren, Christopher Ayres, Johnathon Ayres, Alex Dunn, Brooke Fauver, Courtney Dunn and Brandon Fauver; a brother, David Nauert and his wife June Nauert of Gatesville, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Copperas Cove or the charity of your choice.

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  • Immanuel Lutheran Church

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019

Memories

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June Jones

September 5, 2019

I met Deloris while I was out for one of my timed walks. That walk didn't count. I stopped to ask why I hadn't seen Jack in awhile and she told me of his passing. She told me about their wonderful trip that they took to see Jesus' birth place. I felt like I went on the trip with them! She had many wonderful stories and always fond memories of Jack. She talked of her kids and grandkids and she would always give that sweet laugh and say she talked too much.
Rest now Deloris. Jesus will be happy to hear all your wonderful stories!
You will be sorely missed but I'm sure we will get a chance to share stories once again!

Mary Howell

September 5, 2019

Dolores was always smiling when I would see her. I loved that smile.

Barbara Trundle

September 5, 2019

I first met Delores when my husband and I moved 12 years ago to Jonathan Lane
We were welcomed by Delores with home baked brownies. I also had the pleasure to attend her 80th birthday, she will be missed by all the neighbors she used to chat to on her walks. My condolences to the family.

Karen Powell Harrison

September 4, 2019

Mrs. Ayers was like a second mother when I was a child. I spent so many hours at that little house on Nauert Street. Her house was always spotless! We didn’t dare make any messes! I still think of those sweet times when I occasionally drive down Nauert Street. I always thought it was so cool that she lived on the street with her family name.
I so enjoyed getting to know her as a person when she came to see me as a patient. She loved her family so much & was so proud of her children & grandchildren. As she aged, she was so determined to stay independent and she took pride in that. She was so proud of herself after Jack died because she proved to herself that she could do all the things that he had done for her. I saw her about 6 months after he had passed away and she told me how much she had learned about herself. She had never imagined that she could live on her own. Her only vice was candy & she especially loved Halloween candy! She feared the day she would no longer be independent so I’m glad God saw to it that she was independent to the end. I will miss her sweet smile and caring spirit.

Sheila Rae Parker

September 4, 2019

Delores was always so bubbly, always positive, enthusiastic, and had a wonderful great gift of gab like me. May the Lord supply friends & family’s needs as we all grieve her passing.

Brooke Fauver

September 3, 2019

My sweet Nana.
You always knew how to keep me on my toes, but I sure wasn't ready for you to leave us yet. I know you're up in Heaven filling in Papa and Uncle Mike in on everything they've missed. I feel your love around me and I can't wait to be reunited with you again one day. I'm so happy we were able to spend so much time together throughout my time in college and the visit we shared two weeks ago will keep me covered until we meet again. I'll love you forever, sweet lady.
Your Brooke

Sharon Davenport

September 3, 2019

I have many good memories of Delores and me while we worked together at the high school. She was a good friend and was always kind and considerate of others. Will truly miss her and her great smile.

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Biography

      Dolores Nauert Ayres was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Dolores will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Dolores was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Dolores leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Dolores Nauert Ayres.

Dolores Ann Nauert Ayres, age 81, a lifetime resident of Copperas Cove passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Dolores was born December 6, 1937, in Lampasas, Texas to Henry John Nauert and Clara Amanda Meissner Nauert.

She was a life-long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Copperas Cove. She was baptized as an infant, attended grades 1-8 at Immanuel’s Christian Day School, was confirmed there April 6, 1952, and was married there July 18, 1959.

Dolores graduated Salutatorian of the 1956 graduation class of Copperas Cove High School. Throughout the years, she was involved in various activities. In her younger years, she belonged to the Walther League. At Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dolores sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, taught Vacation Bible School, attended bible class and was a member of the Altar Guild. In 1987, she helped organize the Altar Guild and was its’ Chairman for 18 years. While working for CCISD, she belonged to COVESA. After retirement, Dolores enjoyed groups like Copperas Cove Retired Teachers and DIVAS.
Her work experience included jobs at Ekensten’s, Western Auto, and at Cove State Bank as Head Teller and Assistant Cashier. The majority of Dolores’ work experience was 21 years spent working in the education field with Copperas Cove ISD. She was a Deaf Education Aide for three years, LRC Aide for two years and Secretary in the counselor’s office at the high school for 16 years. In the last few years she greatly enjoyed serving as a reader to the younger children at Halstead Elementary School.

Dolores’s hobbies were reading, crafts, working on scrapbooks and photo albums, and researching genealogy on both sides of the family. The pride of her life were her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed keeping up with them through phone calls and visits whenever she could.
Her husband, Jack Ayres, preceded her in death in 2011, after 52 years of marriage. Their union was blessed with three children and six grandchildren.

Dolores was also preceded in death by her son Michael, her parents Henry and Amanda Nauert, and her grandparents Gus and Emma Nauert and Otto and Emma Meissner.

She is survived by two daughters, Melanie Dunn, MD and her husband David Dunn, MD of Nashville, TN and Marsha Fauver and her husband Scott Fauver of Cypress, TX; six grandchildren, Christopher Ayres, Johnathon Ayres, Alex Dunn, Brooke Fauver, Courtney Dunn and Brandon Fauver; a brother, David Nauert and his wife June Nauert of Gatesville, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Copperas Cove or the charity of your choice.