Funeral services for Nell Dube, 74, of Conroe will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 11 a.m. in St. Mark Lutheran Church with Pastor David Quail officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2006 from 5 to 9 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home.
Nell was born on January 30, 1932 in Austin, Texas to Fred and Nellie Tetens and was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 5, 2006 at her home in Conroe, Texas surrounded by her loving family.
Nell spent her formative years on a farm in the Malia/Elroy area of Travis County, graduating from Austin High School. She enjoyed playing shortstop on the Elroy softball team. On October 1, 1950, Nell married Weldon Dube and spent the next 20 years in Beaumont where both of them were loyal employees of Gulf States Utilities. After becoming parents to their son, Mark, in 1964, Nell retired to become a full-time mom. They were then transferred to Conroe in 1970.
Nell loved challenges. When her son was in high school, she decided to go to college to receive a bachelors degree. She received her Business Administration degree at the age of 50 from Sam Houston State University. She often joked that she was the oldest person in her college classes, but marveled at her acceptance by the younger students. She also began playing tennis later in life and enjoyed doing so up until her illness. Everyone that knew her, understood her love for games-bridge, dominoes, etc.
Nell and her family enjoyed many camping trips over the years as well as traveling to Branson, Missouri and other places after retirement. Nell also loved gardening, old black and white movies, and quilting. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church since 1970.
Nell's parents, Fredrick Alvin and Nellie Sanders Tetens, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Weldon Dube of Conroe; her loving son and devoted daughter-in-law, Mark Dube and wife Allison of Conroe; the light of her life, her grandson, Campbell of Conroe; sisters and brothers-in-law, Clara Sansom and husband Carroll of Manor and Wanda Townsend and husband Richard of Lexington. Also surviving her are her husbands brother and sisters, Luther Dube and wife Lanell of Euless, Irene Erickson and husband Gordon of Robinson, Helen Zabel of Bastrop, and Laverne Turner of Ft. Worth; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Pallbearers: Tate Townsend, Hans Dube, Jonathan Zabel, Larry Erickson, James Englishbee, and Vic Ward.
Nell enjoyed her family and friends. During her illness, she remarked how grateful she was to have family, the church community, and her friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2100 Tickner, Conroe, TX 77301 or to M.D. Anderson Childrens Art Project, P.O. Box 297153, Houston, TX 77297.