Surrounded by the love of her many friends and family, and holding the hand of her beloved husband, Andrew, Susan Ebel peacefully entered the Church Triumphant on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.
Susan was born the daughter of Oc “Bud” and Eunice Smith in San Antonio, TX on September 14, 1942. She grew up in Austin, Texas, graduated from Austin High School and attended the University of Texas, Austin. While working in the College of Pharmacy at UT, Susan met her husband to be, a young pharmacy student named Andrew Ebel.
Susan and Andrew married on June 26, 1965, at First Baptist Church, Austin. Though they began their married life in Houston, they quickly found their way to Brenham and began building their life in the community they came to love. Susan worked at Brenham Independent School District for a brief period before having her children. When she returned to the work force, she worked as an executive assistant at General Production Company. After many years at General Production, she helped launch Texas National Bank where she stayed through multiple transitions until her retirement from Wells Fargo in the early 2000’s.
Susan had many gifts and talents that she used to make the world a better place. She was smart and capable, accomplishing almost anything she set her mind to do. She was philanthropic through her service to the community she loved through organizations like Maifest, the Brenham Heritage Society, The Main Street Association, The Chamber of Commerce Blue Blazers and The Trinity Hospital Board. In addition to community work, Susan was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church for over 58 years and served in many administrative roles.
Though she will be missed by many, we give thanks that she no longer suffers and is at peace. The family is especially grateful for the loving care Susan received from Brazos Valley Hospice and the staff at Silver Sage Assisted Living. The care she received added great quality to the last months of her life.
Susan is preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Eunice Smith; her mother and father in law, ER and Johana Ebel; her sister in law, Katrina Smith; and her nephew, Philip Ebel.
Susan is survived by her husband, Andrew; daughter, Jennifer Ebel; daughter and son in law, Holly and Blaine Wilson; grandchildren, Beckett and Fletcher Dalman, Taylor, Kelsey and River Wilson; Brother and sister in law, Larry and Peggy Smith; Brother, Rodney Smith; Sister, Cherrie Smith; Brother in law and sister in law, Charles and Pauline Ebel; numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
Visitation at Memorial Oaks Chapel will be Sunday, May 14, from 7 am to 7 pm with family present from 5 to 7. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 15 at 1:30 pm at First United Methodist Church. Reception following in the Activity Center.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial to be made to First United Methodist Church Brenham, 408 North Baylor Street, Brenham, TX 77833 or Brazos Valley Hospice, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833