Berma Darlene Schuelke Padgett, 75, of Bryan, Texas, passed into the arms of our heavenly father on July 28, 2009, surrounded by her loving family after a long and painful illness. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2009, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home, in Bryan, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan.
Born on June 26, 1934, in Mud Butte, South Dakota, daughter of Albert and Elizabeth Peregrine Schuelke, she met and married John E. Padgett, Jr. of Brunswick, GA, on August 2, 1952, in Sturgis, South Dakota.
She was a military wife for 26 years, traveling all around the world. Mom was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church with several of her children and grandchildren attending St. Joseph School. Mom was active in the church and volunteered her time endlessly. She fostered many children for several years for the state. Besides raising seven children, she worked full time, and she still found time for everyone of her children. She always gave herself to her family and those around her. Most important to her was God and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her son John E. Padgett III, four brothers, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John E. Padgett, Jr.; daughter Sharon Wagner and husband Stephen and sons Harold Padgett and Michael Padgett, all of Bryan; son, Bruce Padgett and wife Judy of Wimberly, TX; daughter, Diane Lesure and husband Paul, of North Adams, MA; daughter, Karla Carmichael and husband James, of Ft. Worth; several siblings; 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and several foster children.Print This Obituary