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Wauneta Lavonne MeBrideWauneta Lavonne McBride age 82 of Bayou Vista, died Saturday, July 21, 2007 at MethodistSugarlandMedicalCenter in Sugarland, Texas.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Burt Bagley and Reverend Charles Bagley officiating.

Wauneta was born October 13, 1924 in Archer, Nebraska to Louis Wegner and Lydia (Weller) Wegner. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from ArcherHigh School. After attending Drafting school in Lincoln, Nebraska, Wauneta was employed at the Kearney Air Base throughout WWII, drafting maps and approach charts. She was an accomplished artist and well known for her abilities painting Nose Art on B17’s, B29’s and P47’s. After the war she became a cartographer for Jeppesen and Company in Denver, Colorado where she was married to Warren McBride on September 23, 1950. The couple lived in Denver and Glendale, California before settling in Archer, Nebraska in 1954, where they raised a family until the retirement of her husband Warren. She was active in the Archer Methodist Church, Extension Club, and several art organizations as she painted in acrylic, oil, and watercolor.  The couple retired to Bayou Vista in 1992 and were faithful members of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church of Galveston where she especially loved the Agape Sunday School group. She enjoyed attending art and nature classes at College of the Mainland and continued her painting. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, and her beloved husband Warren McBride in 2004, survivors include her daughter, Kelly McBride of Sugarland; son, Pat McBride and wife Lauren of Beach City, Texas; 2 grandchildren, Kaitlin and Jake McBride; brother, Leland Wegner and wife Lucy of Mission, Texas; sisters, Vivian Wallace and husband Ezra of Brighton, Colorado and Phyllis Vaughn of Brenham, Texas, many other extended family members and cherished friends.

Memorials may be sent to Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street, Galveston, Texas, 77551.





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