Zoeller Funeral Home


Darlene McIntosh

May 27, 1940February 19, 2021

In loving memory of Darlene McIntosh, of Spring Branch, TX, she went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday February 19, 2021 at the age of 80. She was born May 27, 1940 and is a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, Nana, and great Nana. She is survived by her wonderful beloved husband of 52 years, to Don McIntosh; 3 sons; Tim Bolton, Troy Bolton, Donnie McIntosh; 6 daughters; Terrie Bolton, Connie Smith, Danita Mason, Billie Jean Olmstead, Debbie Pierotti, and Laurel McIntosh. 24 loving grandchildren, 31 loving great-grandchildren. She always had a contagious smile and laugh that everyone loved. She had such a loving heart that her home was open to anyone. She was a Christian woman with various businesses including owner of The Hair Station, Garden Center, Faithville “Gathering Place/Amazing Love Catering” built on faith and love. She was famous for her BBQ Sauce and Salsa which were secret family recipes. Her most favorite Holiday Season included Easter and Christmas, the two that focused around her Savior, Jesus Christ which brought her entire family together under one roof. Join us for the Celebration of life at The Tree of Life Church in New Braunfels, TX at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 27, 2021. If you would like to send any flowers to the family please send to The Tree of Life Church at 5513 IH-35 South New Braunfels, TX 78132. Darlene will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and community.

A Letter for Nana

Our dearest Nana, I know you’re looking down on us all and smiling on the beautiful family you and papa created full of love and commitment for one another. Oh how I wish we could hear your laugh just one more time, but you wouldn’t want us to be sad. So, today I choose to think about the sweet memories we have with the greatest Nana in the world. You always loved throwing a good party to get the whole family together. You were the best planner and thought of every detail to make it perfect. Family gatherings on a Sunday afternoon were one of our favorites! The sun shining down, the smell of Papa’s BBQ, and all the kids laughing and running around the ranch. That made your heart full more than anything to have us all there. I remember summers at the blue house and the random pool parties on the weekends. The grandkids swimming, you and papa swinging in the chair, warm towels wrapped around us, and music blaring from the old silver boom box. Those were what summers were made of. But most of all, I’ll remember the stories you told your grandkids. You never read it from a book, but instead retold your own version of our favorite books. We’d kick papa out of bed (that always made you laugh) and you’d lay there telling us the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears while making up voices for all the characters. I can still hear your voice when you’d say, “Who’s been sleeping in my bed?” in your best papa bear grumpy voice. It makes me smile every time. I hope you know the legacy you left, such a strong and beautiful soul you had. You were the most loving and selfless woman, our hero and role model. The love you and papa shared is truly one of a kind, the best love story there is. Your memory will live on through each of your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren as we continue to share our stories about you and live a life that would make you proud. You were and always will be “The Greatest Nana in the Whole Wide World”. Until we see you again, keep dancing and singing for Jesus.

Have a great day!

Billie Jean


27 February

A Celebration of Her Life

2:00 pm

Tree of Life Church

5513 IH-35 South
New Braunfels, Texas 78132


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Claudia Lawson

February 23, 2021

How I will miss you, my Sissy, with your infectious laugh & timeless smile. You always teased me saying, “You know we will always be best friends since we know each other’s secrets.” After sharing 50 years of our lives together, your secrets are safe with me.

Our shopping trips to New Braunfels & beyond were filled with excitement to find one more thing in our grand schemes to decorate our homes. The antiquing trips were the best until we couldn’t fit another thing into our homes. I learned long ago that shopping with my Sissy meant that you would always see someone you knew & then regale them with all that was new with you. And then there were the strangers you would strike up a lively conversation with. They would become your new friend.

From our girl’s trips to Vegas, to family trips to the coast and to the Smokey Mountains, we laughed & made enough memories to last a lifetime.

You always made the most of your God-given talents: Gardener, restauranteur, hairdresser, & home decorator. But my favorite memory of you is your strong faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and your extraordinary ability to make all your family & friends feel so very special in your presence. I love you, Sissy.

Ken &Mary Dockery

February 23, 2021

Darlene has left her 'thumbprint' in so many lives. Her welcomes to all who came to dine in the unique designs of her restaurants, her sharing her talents in serving wonderful dishes were always accompanied by her loving care, her smiles. We remember her taking the time to offer jobs and training to seekers who needed both. Darlene had time and heart for all asked. This precious woman honored her beloved husband Don, every day she was ready for new ventures. Her children never knew a day that they weren't loved and cared for. We knew who this lovely soul was and more than that, we know WHOSE she was and is, and Who welcomed her Home. Deepest sympathy to Don, the entire family at this sorrow. Much love from Ken & Mary

Irma Martinez

February 22, 2021

Deepest condolences prayers for the family. She was a great lady will be missed.