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Paula Jean (Barkley) Moerbe

December 4, 1946 ~ April 14, 2022 (age 75)


Paula Barkley Moerbe, 75, of Brenham, TX, passed away on April 14, 2022 in Brenham, TX.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 18, 2022 from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., with the family present from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Memorial Oaks Chapel.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham TX with Pastor Pat Dietrich officiating.  Cremation to follow service.

Paula was born on December 4, 1946 to Samuel Paul and Lola (Derrick) Barkley in Athens, TX.  She was Baptized at First United Methodist Church, Athens, TX and grew up in Athens attending elementary, junior high and high school; in Athens. She received an Associate of Arts degree from Henderson County Junior College, Athens, Texas. Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Texas in Austin, TX in 1968, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX in 1992. On January 25, 1975 she married Kenneth Erwin Moerbe in San Marcos, TX.

Paula’s vocational experience included: Accountant and Interim Manager at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, TX, Manager at Colloquium Book Store in San Marcos, TX, Accountant at the Senior Living Center in Dubuque, IA, Certified Public Accountant at Seidel Schroeder, Certified Public Accountants in Brenham, TX; Manager in the Business Support Services Department at Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd, and Therrell in Waco, TX.

Her memberships and community involvement included: Brenham Pilot Club, Fortnightly Club (during work time, as well as retirement time in Brenham). Friends of the Waco/McLennan County Library (Served on the Board as a member and as an officer-over 20 years). Via de Cristo (served as a volunteer on a number of Via de Cristo Weekends in the Texas-Northern Louisiana Mission Area).  Synod Secretariat for the Ev. Lutheran Church of America. Waco Genealogical Society (served on the Board as well as an officer for many years). Faith Mission and Help Center in Brenham, Served as a volunteer, Washington County Genealogical Society and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Former member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Waco, TX and Member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham, TX.

She is Survived by her husband, Pastor Kenneth Moerbe; son Ross Moerbe and wife Jessica of Houston, Tx., as well as many other friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pall bearers are Michael Pareya, James Stokes, Weldon Gaskamp, Pastor Gil Franke, George Ahrens and Tom Barkley.  Honorary pall bearers are Tiny and Janie Mehrens and John and Kathleen Siemsglusz.

Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brenham, Tx.

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

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April 18, 2022

7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Memorial Oaks Chapel

Funeral Service
April 19, 2022

2:00 PM
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
305 W Third Street
Brenham, TX 77833

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