Miss Julia Webster passed away on April 3, 2007, at St. Dominic Village, Houston at the age of 103.
Julia was the born to Thomas Webster and Elizabeth Van den Ende Webster on
March 5, 1904 in Galveston, Texas, the younger of 2 children. She graduated from Ball High School in 1920 and studied music at the University of Texas and at Incarnate Word University in San Antonio.
Miss Webster was a retired librarian and organist. She was a librarian at Rosenberg Library from 1920 to 1964. Julia served the church and community through her music. She played the organ at St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Church for over 70 years. She helped to start and was a member of many Galveston musical groups, including the Bell Ringers at St. Patrick’s.
Julia, or “Juju” as she was called by her large number of cousins across several generations, helped to raise many of her family members. She always had time for children. She loved animals and always had a number of cats and dogs. In her later years, she would inquire as to the health and condition of all the pets in the family.
Julia spent the last 6 years of her life at St. Dominic Village where she enjoyed many activities and making many friends. Her favorite pastime there was reading the Galveston Daily News and attending Mass.
Julia was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Sister Mary Elizabeth Webster, OSU.
She is survived by Deborah L Gant MD and husband Virgil, Reggie Gant and husband Gregon, Kent Lasneske and wife Joanne, Pete Lasneske and wife Cheryl, Marilyn Todd and husband Ed Todd MD, and Garland Pohl and husband, Bill, along with numerous other cousins.
Funeral Mass will be at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica with Father Neal Antle, Celebrant. A visitation will precede the mass at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.