Doris S Tate

March 9, 1933February 15, 2021

Doris Tate, 87, of Llano, Texas passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. She was born March 9, 1933 in Doss, Texas to Oscar and Clara Schmidt.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Tate of Kingsland; daughter Darla Elam of Llano; granddaughters Jamie Syx and husband Jason of Lampasas, Stacy Oncken and husband John of Liberty Hill, and Dana Oglesby and husband Steven of Salado; great-grandchildren, Kayli Syx, Hunter, Hadley and Haegan Oncken, Tyler, Hudson and Emma Oglesby; sisters Gladys Talley and husband Teddy, and Vondean Schmidt; sister-in-law Pat Tate; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her loving husband, William “Bill” Tate, her parents, and brothers Robert Schmidt and wife Lillie, and Nolan Schmidt.

Together, Doris and Bill made homes in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin and Llano. Doris was a homemaker in early years and later an accountant at the Villa Capri in Austin. Doris and Bill were faithful members in their churches, wherever they lived. Doris served as a Sunday school teacher, was a member of the Shalom Circle and a part of the 42 domino group at Ascension Lutheran Church in Austin where they were members for over 50 years. After moving from Austin, she became a member of St. Peters Lutheran in Marble Falls. Doris was faithful to her nightly Bible reading and devotionals until Alzheimer’s prevented her from doing so. Doris and Bill enjoyed their church friends, their lifelong neighborhood friendships, spending time with their granddaughters, attending their numerous sporting events, and spending time at the ranch in Llano. Doris eventually moved to their ranch home where she enjoyed tending to her cattle, and sitting on the porch enjoying nature and the beauty of the day.

The family would like to express our love and appreciation to the staff at Windchime Assisted Living in Kingsland. The kindness and love shown to her, especially when we could not be with her, and in her last days will not be forgotten. We also are grateful for the staff at Altus Hospice for the care and support they provided.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021, 10:00 am, at the Llano City Cemetery in Llano, Texas with Reverend Harold Vanicek officiating.

Pallbearers are Jason Syx, John Oncken, Steven Oglesby, Hunter Oncken, Haegan Oncken, Tyler Oglesby, Hudson Oglesby and Kevin Ketchem.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1803 Ranch Road 1431, Marble Falls, Texas. 78654.


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Peggy Burghardt

February 22, 2021

The Tate Family was so much of a part of my early years. My mother needed a heart, kidney & liver transplant. Mrs. Tate knew that & she was caring & kind to my mother. She knew my mother was in extreme pain every single day & that she was limited on what she could do. I will forever have a special place in my heart for Mrs. Tate. I pray I can be as loving & as compassionate as she was!
Darla, you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers, I love you dearly!! Thank you for sharing your mother with me!!

Jo Romans

February 20, 2021

I had known Doris most of my life. Doris and Bill and my parents were close friends with our neighbors on Creston Lane. I know she’s in a better place with Bill. All our love and prayers to Darla & Kenneth.❤️