Alma Regina (Syma) Brauchle is resting in the arms of Jesus. Alma passed into eternal rest on June 26, 2017. She was born on June 10, 1927 in Papalotte, Texas to Iva M. (Scoggins) and Nicholas Adam Syma.
Alma raised her four children in Agua Dulce and began working as a cashier for Hughson Grocery in April 1964 until their closing. She worked for and retired from HEB in Alice in 1987.
She loved the outdoors; watching the birds feed, enjoying whatever came off of the BBQ pit, and anything “chocolate”. Visits with her friends and family brought her happiness.
Alma was affectionately known as Granny, MamMaw, and Granny “B” by her nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Preceding her in death are her parents and her brothers, Ernest Syma and Albert (Buck) Syma.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Iva Mary Nelson (David), Carolyn Swinney (Jerry), Herbert Brauchle, Jr. (Mary Helen), and Kenneth Brauchle (Lori).
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Holmgreen Mortuary in Alice.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017 at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Agua Dulce. Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Papalotte Cemetery in Papalotte, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Buegeler, Jimmy Orr, Charlie Nelson, Joe Nelson, Bubba Nelson, and Greg Kappler.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, 410 Simmons Ave., Agua Dulce, Texas 78330, or to a charity of your choice.