May 10, 1932 – January 5, 2019
Aileen Neyland, age 86 passed away January 5, 2019. She was born May 10, 1932 in Gonzales, Texas to Arno and Rosie (Stautzenberger) Richter. Aileen was a member of the Converse Citizens Police Academy, a lifetime member of the Converse Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary. Aileen was helpful and friendly to all. She took pride in community service and her family. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Olden Neyland; and sister, Christine Faubion; sister Annie Richter; Frederick Richter. Survivors include her daughter, Lola Morgan; son, Charles Neyland; grandson, Olden Morgan and wife Bethany; great granddaughter, Megan; sister, Elsie Key; brother, Robert Richter; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A visitation will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and funeral services will begin at 11:00 A.M. at Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will be a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
- She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Olden Neyland; and sister, Christine Faubion; sister Annie Richter; Frederick Richter. Survivors include her daughter, Lola Morgan; son, Charles Neyland; grandson, Olden Morgan and wife Bethany; great granddaughter, Megan; sister, Elsie Key; brother, Robert Richter; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
- Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
- Interment Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Born 10, 1932 in Gonzales, Texas. She was raised mostly by her father and 4 siblings (3 sisters & 1 brother). Growing up was hard work on the family com and hay farm.
In the 1950's - Aileen married at 19 to Olden Neyland and lived in Gatesville, Texas, Her new journey was just starting. They moved to San Antonio, TX where they had 2 children, daughter Lola and son name Charlie.
In the 1960's - the family moved from San Antonio to the little town of Converse, TX. A new home in the country. The kids had completed elementary and Jr high school in the late 1960's. Aileen took a job at the school cafeteria to earn a few dollars and to be home with kids after school. Aileen spent her free time crocheting and we had doilies all over the house.
In the 1970's - Aileen kids graduated High school and she couldn't be more proud. They tookjobs and were not home as much. Aileen join the Converse Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She supported the fire men with refreshments and food when they return from a long fire fight. She would also be the first to volunteer to work the annual fire department sausage supper fund raiser over the next 10 years. Aileen started quilting with the neighborhood ladies ( close friends) and spent many hours doing so.
In the 1980's - Her daughter Lola gave them a grandson Olden Ray, named after his grandfather. Nothing made them happier than spending time with there grandson. Olden and Aileen retired now. There were backyard bar-b-que's every weekend (or it seem that way) and the trips to see there grandson was their passion. Charlie would move into his own home and new holiday memories are created. Aileen and Olden are empty nesters now.
In the 1990's - Aileen joins the Converse Police Academy. Supporting the neighbor watch program and ride along with officers was exciting, Representing the PD at the "Old Night in Converse" parade was fun. Needless to say Aileen loved being part of the Converse community.
In the year 2000 - Olden passes away and Aileen moves into a Assisted living community. Living alone just didn't work. Aileen makes new friends and greets them everyday by saying "Hey good looking what ya got cooking". A smile or chuckle would always appear as residents would pass by. Linda (her niece) found a sign that later would hang in her room for all to see. Aileen loved playing dominoes and bingo. You could here her down the hall way when she hollered "Bingo". It was good times. When ask how she as doing (you never know what she might say) a "mean as hell" might be her reply (which wasn't true). During a family doctor visit - sitting in the exam room the doctor entered and she turn to say "Look at all that gray hair". His reply, well Hi
to you too and by the way your no new spring chicken yourself.
Now 2016 - Aileen moves into Brookdale community center where life is a little slower and things are little harder to remember. Dominoes was a game she didn't loose at, just ask Linda or Charlie, Aileen had a different one liner now and repeated many times a day, "If I can make it" as she walked to and from the dinning room. Friendships, well there were plenty of them as time went by. "So now" we can say "Aileen you have now made it". We love you and we will miss you. I have a ache in my heart and many great memories. Thanks for being my MOM.
Your Son, Charlie