OBITUARY

Miriam Catharine Mansfield

October 30, 1953March 27, 2018
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Miriam “Yum” Catharine Mansfield was a child of God who was called home suddenly at her residence in New Braunfels, Tx on Tuesday March 27, 2018. She was born on October 30, 1953 to Larry Vernon Marlin and Cecilia Spiessbach in San Antonio, TX. After graduating high school she received a B.S. from Eastern Kentucky University in Speech Pathology. She furthered her education receiving a Masters from the University of Denver in 1976 in Audiology. While in college she found a love of sign language, volunteer work and helping those in need. She enthusiastically spent countless hours signing in public when needed and had a passion for working with hearing impaired children. Fueled by the Holy Spirit, she had an ability to brighten any room with her beautiful smile and a contagious sparkle in her eye. She was a fun-loving mother who dedicated her life to her family and to the service of others. She enjoyed tennis, reading, scrapbooking, traveling and antiques. Most of all Yum embraced being with family or friends where she would fill the hearts of everyone with her love and unforgettable laughter. She is survived by her beloved husband of almost 41 years, Robert “Rob”; sons Greg, John (Allison), James (Megan); 4 grandchildren (that knew her as “Yummy”) Clyde, Charlotte, Macie, and Mae; siblings Mary (Mike), Madeline (Bob), Martha (Nolan), John (Stephanie), Dea (Bob) and many nieces and nephews. Visitation and Rosary will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd from 4 pm until 8 pm with a Rosary recited at 7 pm at Zoeller Funeral Home at 615 Landa Street, New Braunfels; and Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday April 4th at 2 pm at St Peter and Paul 386 Castell Ave, New Braunfels. Services will conclude at the church. Having a passion for our military, she will later be interned at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. on August 1, 2018 at 11 am. The family invites you to sign the online guest book at www.zoellerfuneralhm.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities www.rmhc.org.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Rosary Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Pam James

June 27, 2018

Oh, my goodness, Rob! Doug and I just learned of Yum's death through Checkpoints today. I am sooooo sorry. I first met Yum when I worked with her at the state school in OK before Doug and I followed you around in the AF. I don't ever remember seeing her without a smile on her face. I have no words. . . .

Blessings,
Pam (and Doug) James

Theresa Marlin

April 5, 2018

Aunt Yummy was a joy-filled, fun-loving, and compassionate woman. She touched and brightened the lives of countless people. She will be dearly missed.

Kathleen Spiessbach

April 5, 2018

Dear Rob and family,
We mourn Yum's loss with you, and offer our prayers. My father Joe had a special place in his heart for Yum, and for her brother and sisters, as he was very close to Aunt Ceil and Uncle Larry all his life. I remember the good times we had at the family reunion 15 years ago, with Yum and with you. Yum's joy for life and her sense of humor warmed us all.

I remember her beautiful signing to "On Eagle's Wings" at her mother's funeral, such a loving testament to Aunt Ceil's spirit and to her own passion to help others, especially the hearing-impaired. She helped all of us hear God's call in our hearts.

Love,
Cousin Kathy Spiessbach and family

Connie Turner

April 5, 2018

Yum will never be forgotten. I am honored to have known her. Thank you to all the Mansfields for sharing your love for Yum and these beautiful photos. She will always be an angel looking down and smiling at her family.
Connie Turner

James & Dorothy McReynolds

April 5, 2018

Rob,
It is impossible for us to write any words expressing our sorrow, but we are blessed to have many great, funny, & crazy memories of Yum that will be in our hearts forever. May those memories of Yum comfort you and your family until the end of time. Peace my Brother.

Mac & Dottie

John Whitinger

April 4, 2018

I had the pleasure of knowing Rob and Yum at Sts. Peter and Paul choir. I will always remember her angelic voice, her fantastic smile and her sense of humour. She will be so deeply missed. My deepest condolences. God Bless you, Rob and your family.

Cathy Murchison

April 4, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. The Murchisons have fond memories of the Sand Creek swim team days with the Mansfields. I always loved running into her at Mass and catching up. Sometimes even at St. Mary’s in Humble. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Murchison

Carol Langston

April 4, 2018

Rob and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss of precious Yum. I remember the first time I met Yum and I knew then that she was a special gift to the Mansfield Family. I am thinking of you as you celebrate Yum's Life today, a life well lived full of family and friends who loved her very much. My hope is that the wonderful and treasured memories you made with Yum during your lives will fill the sadness in your hearts that you feel at this time. Blessings and prayers for you now and in the coming weeks as I keep you close to my heart.
Thinking of you with love,
Carol Edge Langston (your Tyler cousin)

Karen Mansfield

April 4, 2018

Dear Rob & Family,

I am so sad to hear about your beautiful Yum. What a lovely lady - I know you miss her -she was loved by so many & will be in everyone's heart forever.

With love,
Karen Mansfield
(your Canadian cousin)

Tony & Sue Ann Scazzero

April 4, 2018

Rob and family. We share your grief and have fond memories of time spent together.

Biography

Miriam “Yum” Catharine Mansfield was a child of God who was called home suddenly at her residence in New Braunfels, Tx on Tuesday March 27, 2018. She was born on October 30, 1953 to Larry Vernon Marlin and Cecilia Spiessbach in San Antonio, TX. After graduating high school she received a B.S. from Eastern Kentucky University in Speech Pathology. She furthered her education receiving a Masters from the University of Denver in 1976 in Audiology. While in college she found a love of sign language, volunteer work and helping those in need. She enthusiastically spent countless hours signing in public when needed and had a passion for working with hearing impaired children. Fueled by the Holy Spirit, she had an ability to brighten any room with her beautiful smile and a contagious sparkle in her eye. She was a fun-loving mother who dedicated her life to her family and to the service of others. She enjoyed tennis, reading, scrapbooking, traveling and antiques. Most of all Yum embraced being with family or friends where she would fill the hearts of everyone with her love and unforgettable laughter. She is survived by her beloved husband of almost 41 years, Robert “Rob”; sons Greg, John (Allison), James (Megan); 4 grandchildren (that knew her as “Yummy”) Clyde, Charlotte, Macie, and Mae; siblings Mary (Mike), Madeline (Bob), Martha (Nolan), John (Stephanie), Dea (Bob) and many nieces and nephews. Visitation and Rosary will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd from 4 pm until 8 pm with a Rosary recited at 7 pm at Zoeller Funeral Home at 615 Landa Street, New Braunfels; and Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday April 4th at 2 pm at St Peter and Paul 386 Castell Ave, New Braunfels. Services will conclude at the church. Having a passion for our military, she will later be interned at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. on August 1, 2018 at 11 am. The family invites you to sign the online guest book at www.zoellerfuneralhm.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities www.rmhc.org.