Vivian Semmelrogge, 92, of Galveston was born September 6, 1915. She passed away February 6, 2008, at UTMB.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, February 9th at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Father John Paul Flajole, OFM, officiating. Burial will follow the service at Old Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.
The family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm with a Rosary at 6:30 pm Friday, February 8th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston.
Vivian was an avid bowler since 1939. In 1983, she was inducted into the Galveston’s Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame, the highest tribute bestowed on a bowler. She also served as a director.
Vivian loved Galveston and was very proud to be a BOI, and you could feel it in her “Letters to the Editor” that she wrote many times with her opinion or thanks. She ran for City Council in 1961. She is a past president of the VFW Post 880, a member of the Galveston Elks Lodge 126, Dominican (Sacred Heart Academy) Alumni member, Ashton Villa and UTMB volunteer, and was an original Islandett’s baseball player.
For over 35 year she was Comptroller for E.S. Levy local clothing store, and Plantowski furniture store.
Vivian is survived by her son Bill O’Connor, and partner Pam Slack of Houston, TX; her daughter Judy Patane, of Plano, TX; three grandchildren, Erin Stanford of Duback, LA; Brenda Pritchard, of Houston, TX; Mario Patane, of Lewiston, ID; Michael O’Connor who preceded her in death, six great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; her brother Fred Loudon, of Ft. Worth, TX; and Eddie Loudon of Kirkland, WA.
Pallbearers will be John Patane, Pat Smith, Kenneth Smith, Eddie Loudon, Benda Pritchard, and Erin Sanford.