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Grace Cavaness
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • Posted March 11, 2009

Grace Cavaness, of Kerrville, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2009, at the age of 84.

Grace Irene was born in Bandera County on March 20, 1924, to Robert and Lettie Skurlock. She married Baze Cavaness on May 25, 1939, after a short courtship. They lived most of their married life in Mason, Texas and were blessed with four children.

Grace worked as a waitress at Armour’s Café and then, in 1951, she and her husband began driving the US Mail, Rucker Route through the Blue Mountain area. She then went to work for Dooley’s Variety Store and served as manager for several years. After her husband passed away, Mrs. Cavaness drove the mail by herself until 2002.

She was a very active member of First Baptist Church in Mason, enjoyed fishing trips and working in her yard. She went to reside at Hilltop Village in Kerrville in 2004.

Grace Cavaness was preceded in death by her husband of almost 58 years, Baze Cavaness, one great-grandchild, Amos Kidd and three great-great-grandchildren: Ashley Culwell, C.J. Lombrana, and Chelsey Palacio. She is survived by four children: Clifton Cavaness and wife Shirley of Lockhart, Larry Cavaness and wife Pam of Mason, Betty Andrews and husband Kevin of Kerrville and Velma Gierisch and husband Ernest of Mason as well as by one sister, Ruby Head, of Florida. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Cavaness were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Gooch Cemetery. Andy Kidd, Donnie Gierisch, Terry Gierisch, Craig Cavaness, Tom Krenz, Doug Cavaness and Chris Cavaness served as pallbearers with Ryan Andrews, Gary Gierisch and Guy Kenz serving as honorary pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.masonfuneralhome.net. Arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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