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Agnes Barrett

May 18, 1923 — March 15, 2024

AGNES BRACHER BARRETT – May 18, 1923 – March 15, 2024


Agnes Bracher Barrett, 100, passed away peacefully on March 15 at The Delaney at Georgetown Village in Georgetown, Texas where she had resided the past year.  She was born on May 18, 1923, in Wallis, Texas to Emily Hodde Bracher and William Paul Bracher.  After graduating from Port Lavaca High School where the family resided on a farm for many years, she attended and graduated from Texas State College for Women (now TWU) in Denton, Texas in 1944 with a B.S. degree in Business Education and a minor in Economics.

She spent summer vacations studying Spanish at the Interamerican University in Saltillo, Mexico, Institute of San Miguel de Allende, and attended night school at South Texas College of Law.  She was an executive secretary for Humble Oil & Refining Company (now Exxon-Mobil) for 26 years, with her last assignment in the General Counsel’s office.

Agnes was an active member of Memorial Drive Lutheran Church for many years, a charter member of Magic Circle Women’s Club, and a member of the Houston chapter of Texas Women’s University alumnae, serving as president in 1987/88.  She won a national essay contest about the oil industry to attend the International Oil Exhibition in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1953.  

Agnes was a world traveler and an avid duplicate bridge player.  She met the love of her life, Edward Parr Barrett, playing in a duplicate card game where they won first place.  Agnes kept in close contact with her family, including her Swiss cousins in Switzerland who she visited often. She cherished the many friends in her journey through life.

Survivors include special nephews and nieces Jeffrey Paul Greif (Kamala), Andrew Arthur Greif (fiancé Sherry Wolshak), and Ann Bracher Vaughan (John Price), Betty Burks (Joe), and Barbara Downing, Paul Bracher (Laurie) and twelve great nieces and nephews, and fifteen great, great nieces and nephews, cousin Linda Bracher Lehmann, and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Edward, her parents, her brother Clint Bracher and wife Margaret, her devoted sister Lois Greif and her husband Art Greif.

Memorial services will be at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham, Texas on Saturday, March 23, with a viewing beginning at 1:00 p.m. and service at 2:00 p.m. followed by interment in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.  A reception will follow at Memorial Oaks Chapel.  

Memorial remembrances may be directed to the Agnes Bracher Barrett Endowed Scholarship Fund at Texas Women’s University or a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833.


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