VisitationMemorial Oaks Chapel
Brenham, Texas 77833
Annie Ray Schulz, 77, of Brenham passed away early Saturday morning on, March 7, 2020, in her home surrounded by family.
Annie was born in Brownsboro, Texas, July 29, 1942, to Howard and Ethel Ray. As a child they moved around, lived in Mississippi on the river and then finally moved to Hallettsville, TX, where she went to elementary and junior high. As a child she enjoyed tennis, taking care of farm animals, working in the garden and cooking with her mother. She was the youngest of her siblings, including two brothers and a sister, always creating mischief for them! Then her family moved to Rosenberg where she graduated high school.
After high school she attended Polly Ryon Nursing School and graduated in 1961. Annie then decided to enlist in the Army soon after, where she met the father of her children, James Alley, married and had two children, Glenda and Christopher. After parting ways, she joined the Air Force Reserves in California. Then after a few short years, she came back to Texas where she met her late husband, Alex “Fritz” Schulz. They married on April 5, 1983, and settled down in Brenham.
Throughout her life she continued in all fields of nursing and health care for over 45 years. She worked at local hospitals, nursing homes and with Texas Home Health. She was a member of the American Legion Post 48, Brenham Honor Guard, Brenham Evening Lions Club, and St. John Church of Christ. She served on the board of the Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Center, officer for the American Legion, a representative for Seniors of Washington County, and also was a Texas certified ombudsman for Brenham. As activity director of the Senior Center, she brought in “Annie’s Bingo”, Halloween Costume Contest, Christmas Baking Contest, Valentine’s Royalty, parade participation, and other various activities and more.
She was a free-spirit, with an outgoing personality that would help anyone in need. In her free time, she fostered cats and dogs, enjoyed feeding birds, watching wrestling and spending time with her grandchildren, sitting on her porch coloring, looking at the wildflowers, getting stuffed animals out of claw machines and dressing up in colorful dresses! She lived life to the fullest, not letting anything get her down with a great sense of humor. Being so out-going and loving, her family and friends were her prized possessions, but her grandchildren were her cherries on top!
She is preceded in death by her parents Howard and Ethel Ray, sister Maggie and brother-in-law Dalton Spiess, brothers Thomas Ray and J.W. and sister-in-law Fran Ray, husband Alex “Fritz” Schulz and mother-in-law Hilda Schulz.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Christopher and Kerry Alley of College Station, daughter and son-in-law Glenda and Gary Weyand of Brenham, three grandchildren and their spouses Justin and Brittany Weyand, Nicole and Anthony Cook, and Chryston and Brandon Boyd and great-grandson, Cade Boyd. Special friends include Mary Rouse, Alice Jones, Floyd “Jack” Schulz, and Robert Schmidt. She touched so many lives and will be missed by all.
Visitation with the family, will be Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 6-8pm, at Memorial Oaks Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St. John’s United Church of Christ located at 516 N. Colorado St., Burton, Texas 77835. The service will be officiated by Rev. Darrin Holub.
Pallbearers include Anthony Cook, Gary Weyand, Brandon Boyd, Robert Schmidt, Stoney Lacina and Doss Pruitt. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Center, Hospice of Brazos Valley or St. John’s.
Funeral arrangements for Annie Schulz are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564.
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