Hildegard Martha Lewis, 99, of Brenham, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Baylor Scott & White in Brenham. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019, in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 15, at First Baptist Church in Burton, with Pastors Larry Ideker and Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m., Sunday, June 16 at Oak Rest Cemetery in Medina, Texas.
Hildegard was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Washington County, Texas, near Burton, to parents Robert A. and Martha L. (Jaroszewski) Fuchs. She was confirmed in St. John’s UCC in Burton, Texas, in 1934, where she married Cecil Isaac Lewis of Medina, Texas, on Oct. 11, 1942. She was baptized into the Baptist faith in a church in Santa Rosa, California (built from a single redwood tree). They raised four children together and were married 57 years. She was involved in community activities including 4-H club, PTA and church functions. She was primarily a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. She was a prize-winning baker at the State Fair of Texas, winning Best of Show in the 1980s. She later re-entered the workforce as an executive secretary in the oil industry. She taught Sunday school for decades at Colonial Baptist Church in Dallas and had 40 years of perfect Sunday school attendance. Her church membership at the time of her death was with First Baptist Church in Burton.