EHRLE, SANDRA F. (1940 ~ 2011)
The following is a biography for Sandra F. "Luckey" Ehrle, spouse of former Texas House Member William Ehrle. The obituary was published in the Thursday, July 14, 2011 edition of the Austin American Statesman.
Sandra Fay Luckey Ehrle was born in Fostoria, TX on May 8, 1940 to Clarence and Marzella Boyd Luckey, and passed away surrounded by her family on July 8, 2011 at the age of 71. Known to family and friends as Sandy she was the epitome of a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother.
Sandy was preceded in death by her husband, William Lawrence Ehrle, Sr.; her daughter, Sharon Ehrle Richardson; brothers, Bob, Arvie, and Tommy Luckey; and her sister Mellodee Mormon.
Her survivors include her son, William Lawrence Ehrle, Jr. and wife Gloria Leal; Daughter Rhonda Kay Morris and husband Bobby Morris; son-in-law, Dan Richardson; grandchildren, Heather Renee Richardson, Kristin Kay Morris, and Courtney Elizabeth Morris; brothers, Wayne, Gary, and Doug Luckey; sisters, Linda Kelly and Dale Luckey; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Sandy had a very full and well rounded life; after graduating from high school she then went on to complete a few years in Business College followed by owning and operating her own employment agency in Houston, TX. She met the love of her life William Lawrence Ehrle Sr. in Austin, TX and they wed in 1963. The two began their life and started a family quickly after. They shared many experiences in their time together by traveling around the world, going on family vacations, sharing holidays and even opening up their own restaurant called “Old Vienna.” Will and Sandy spent most of their time with their three children Sharon, Will Jr., and Rhonda; as well as their three granddaughters who knew her as “Mema,” Heather, Kristin, and Courtney. Sandy was a “mover and a shaker,” as she would describe herself. Some of her hobbies included working in her yard, fishing, being on her boats on Lake Travis and her favorite pastime would be spending time with her family and granddaughters. She truly was a blessing to anyone she encountered and will be forever missed.
A few messages from her granddaughters:
Mema always told us “You’re just the best there is,” well Mema you truly are the best there is! I know you’re in God’s hands and I will love you and miss you everyday.
Love your granddaughter, Courtney Morris
My Mema has taught me many lessons that I will continue to learn from even though she has passed, she truly was an amazing teacher and inspiration. She has left such a positive mark on my life and the lives of any which she touched. I will continue to strive in her example as she led such a full and meaning life, as a businesswoman and as a wife, mother, and Mema.
Love your granddaughter, Kristin Morris
Sandy is remembered for her generosity not only to her family, but to her friends as well. Her genuine love for others blessed her with many adopted “brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, and grandchildren.”
Love your granddaughter, Heather Richardson
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, North Lamar. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 16th in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. Interment will follow at the Texas State Cemetery 909 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dell Children’s Hospital, 4900 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723.
Further information is available through the Texas State Cemetery research department.