Mary Louise Birkelbach

August 30, 1915January 7, 2012

Mary Louise Birkelbach, 96, formerly of Granger died Saturday, January 7, 2012 in Georgetown, Texas. She was born August 30, 1915 in Taylor, Texas, daughter of Millard and Florence Arrington of Thrall.

After graduating from Thrall High School, Louise attended Mary Hardin Baylor College and received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Southwest Texas State Teachers College. A retired teacher of more than 20 years, she and her husband enjoyed traveling across the United States and to many foreign countries.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband of 52 years, K.E. Birkelbach; sister, Hazel Hatfield and brother, Dr. James Arrington.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Goodrich and husband Jerry, Kay Boatman and husband Jim; grandson, Mark Goodrich and wife Barbara; great-grandsons, Connor and Aidan Goodrich; brother; Robert Arrington and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins as well as many friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in honor of Louise to the First Baptist Church of Granger where she was a member or your charity of choice.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor. Graveside services to be held Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 11:00 at Taylor City Cemetery with Louise’s cousin, Dr. Joe W. Bailey, Jr. officiating.

The family would like to extend their appreciation for the care given by the Wesleyan in Georgetown and Taylor SPJST Assisted Living.

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 10, 2012
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mary Louise Birkelbach

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Laura Bohac

January 14, 2012

Please accept my deepest condolences. I always remember your mother as such a gracious and caring lady. I have such fond memories of her.

Patsy Rodgers

January 14, 2012

Uncle Bob, you and your family are in my prayers. I know that you and your sister were very close and that you miss her. I am sorry that I never met her, but I will meet her someday in heaven. Jesus is Faithful and Trustworthy!

Your niece,
Patsy Collins Rodgers
Ellisville, MS.

Modene Marek

January 12, 2012

Sorry I couldn't make the service. I thought a lot of Mrs. Birkelbach. She taught in school in Bartlett when my older boys were in school and I really enjoyed visiting with her then. I guess we shared a common bond (Granger).

Mark Rister

January 10, 2012

Some of my fondest memories in Sunday school and VBS were with Mrs. Birkelbach. She did a lot to shape my life. I wish my sincerest sympathy and condolences to her family.

Beth Ann

January 10, 2012

I always enjoyed my visits to Aunt Louise and Uncle KE's. In loving memory....

Lana Frazier

January 10, 2012

To remember dear Aunt Louise

Condra Funeral Home

January 9, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time