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Adele Louise (Spaeth) Colver

September 8, 1942 ~ August 18, 2021 (age 78)


Adele Louise (Spaeth) Colver, 78, passed away at her home in Beeville, Texas on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Adele was born September 8, 1942 in New York City, New York, to Camille Spaeth and Ida Mae (Therrien) Spaeth. She attended High School of Commerce and graduated in 1960 before attending Eastern Nazarene College for a time.  She worked briefly for AT&T in White Plains, NY and later for Reader’s Digest Record Club. It was through her job at Reader's Digest and a blind date that she met and later married Fred W. “Slim” Colver on May 9, 1964 in New York. They went on to be stationed at Barbers Point, Hawaii right after their marriage. Their son was born while they were stationed in Hawaii. After Hawaii, they spent time in Millington, TN and Pensacola, FL before being transferred to NAS Chase Field. While stationed in Beeville, they added both daughters to their family.  Finally, they were transferred to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba before retiring from the Navy and settling back in Beeville, where they raised their family. She loved the Lord with all her heart. She took great pleasure in spending time with her family. She enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, people watching, and just observing nature, whether it was wildlife, birds or wildflowers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Camille and Ida Mae Spaeth; her husband, Fred Colver, who passed in 2009; a sister, Anne Spaeth; and a brother, John Spaeth.

Survivors include a son, Fred (Fenda) Colver of Beeville; two daughters, Marie (Tom) Lewis of DeSoto and Corinne (Fidel) Muguerza of Beeville; a brother, C. Edmond Spaeth of Fishkill, New York; a sister, Genevieve (Joe) Magliari of Darien, Connecticut; six grandchildren, Thomas Lewis Jr., Andrew Lewis, Matthew Muguerza, Joseph Thomas, Jemicka Thomas and LaTavia Thomas; two great-grandchildren, Phoebe Muguerza and Thomas Lewis III; and four nieces.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 20, at Angelus Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be conducted there at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 21, with Pastor Dean Richey officiating. Interment will follow at Beeville Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Lewis Jr., Anthony Lewis, Bryan Hinton and Joseph Hinton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Lewis and Matthew Muguerza.

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August 20, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Angelus Funeral Home
1100 E Houston St
Beeville, TX 78102

Funeral Service
August 21, 2021

10:00 AM
Angelus Funeral Home
1100 E Houston St
Beeville, TX 78102

Interment following funeral service
August 21, 2021

Beeville Memorial Park

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