Addie Elizabeth Word Cavness

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Charles H.
Mar. 20, 1901
Sept. 26, 1971

Addie W.
Aug. 20, 1897
Mar. 10, 1998

State Auditor 1941 - 1968
"Faith, Hope, And Love Abide, But The Greatest of These Is Love."

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Full Name: Addie Elizabeth Word Cavness
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:K  Number:17
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of Charles Hubert Cavness 
Birth Date: August 20, 1897 
Died: March 10, 1998 
Burial Date: March 12, 1998 

CAVNESS, ADDIE ELIZABETH WORD (1897 ~ 1998) was born August 20, 1897, died March 10, 1998. She was the wife of the late Charles H. Cavness, State Auditor of Texas.

Born and raised on the King Ranch near Agua Dulce, Texas, she had lived in Austin since 1942. She attended San Marcos Teacher's College and taught school for several years before her marriage. Ms. Cavness was an active member of First United Methodist Church, serving in countless ways, especially as Sunday School superintendent and teacher of the Francis Asbury Class into her nineties; she was honored in August 1997, at the celebration of her centennial birthday.

She was a founding member of the State Ladies Club, and was a tireless volunteer in the community. For many years, she contributed her time and talents to the Montopolis Friendship Community Center, worked her neighborhood for fund-raising drives and delivered Meals on Wheels.

Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.


#5995) Mother of Donald Word Cavness who is also buried in the cemetery.
Entered by Administrator on 2/1/1998 12:11:19 PM

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