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+ Page 2C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press January 18, 2017 :4 11111 lit ip " I i MILLER Evelyn Marie Luksa Miller passed away on ]an. 9, 2017 at the age of 89. She was bom on Dec. 1, 1927 in Caldwell, Texas. Evelyn was the youngest of four girls and grew up on the family farm, near Caldwell. At the time, Caldwell was a predominately Czech community. As a result, Evelyn developed a deep and lifelong love and ap- predation for her Czech culture and ancestry. Evelyn graduated from Caldwell High School in 1944 and immedi- ately, with her older sister Milady, moved to Aus- tin. Once in Austin she quickly found a job in the stamp department at the Steck Company. Evelyn met her future husband, Jack Miller, while they were both working at the Steck Company. Jack had just returned from serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Jack and Evelyn soon began dat- ing. Jack thought Evelyn was very attractive, but somewhat shy, so it took a while for their romance to bloom. They began dating though she was some- what embarrassed to be. seen riding in his old 1933 Buick. According to Jack, their romance improved greatly when he bought a 1939 Pontiac. Evelyn and Jack became engaged in December 1947 and married on Aug. 31, 1949. Evelyn also worked at Yaring's downtown Austin and as a hostess at'the Night Hawk restaurant in their early married life. Upon returning from their honeymoon, Evelyn and Jack bought their first home in Travis Heights. Two years later they sold that house and built another house in north- east Austin. It was in this home that they raised their only child, Jackie, who was born on Sept. 2, 1954. They joined the First United Methodist Church in Austin in 1956. Jack and Evelyn owned and operated Custom Bookbinders where Evelyn was the office manager and bookkeeper while Jack oversaw the bindery from 1966 until their retirement in 2003. Evelyn and Jack led a busy and active life. Evelyn never met a stranger and has touched many lives. She loved traveling and visiting casinos where she liked playing the slots. Evelyn enjoyed playing 42 and also loved music and dancing. For about 35 years, they were Friday night regulars at Donn's Depot onW. 5th Street in Austin. She particu- larly loved sitting near the piano while watching and listening to Donn play. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents John E and Annie Kovar Luksa as well as her sisters Lydia Boone, MiladyWalker and Ella Horak. Evelyn is survived by her husband of 67 years, Jack Miller. She is also survived by her daughter and son- in-law Jackie and George Vanderhule of Driftwood; her grandson Russell Manley and Wife Karina of Austin; her step-grandson TreyVanderhule and wife Shannon and their two children Micaela and Tristan of Southlake; sis- ter-in-law Claylia Miller of Liberty Hill and numer- ous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation was held on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. Interment was at CookWalden Capi- tol Parks Cemetery in Pfiugerville. Pallbearers were Glenn Boone, John Hall, Don Hurst, Russell Manley, Billy Sanders and Collin Teuton. The family would like to thank the staff at both Orchard Park Assisted Living / Memory Care and Brodie Ranch Shilled Nursing Center for taking care of Evelyn the past 2 1/2 years. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Endow- ment Fund at First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca, and Austin Texas 78701 or to Alzheimer Re- search, UT Southwestern Medical Cemetery, Office of Development, PO Box 910888, Dallas TX 75391- 0888. Please visit www.Har- rellfuneralhomes.com to share a fond memory, photograph, or condo- lence with Evelyn's family on her online memorial site. Texas History: 'Divine Sarah' played to packed house Continued from pg. 1C house risked the wrath of the vindictive syndicate and welcomed Bemhardt to his dry premises. Meanwhile, in the Bayou City, The Daily Post advertised the three scheduled performances of "the world's peerless emotional actress." To take the sting out of the steep prices, a buck for general admission and $5.00 for a box, the public was warned, "This is positively Bernhardt's last appearance in Houston." Since the taxpayer rath- er than the sinister syndi- cate called the shots at the city auditorium, all went well in Houston. The Friday, March 30, 1906 feature was "La Sociere," which cast Bernhardt as a gypsy accused of sorcery by the Spanish Inquisi- tion, an ironic role in view of the fact that a Brazilian priest once condenmed her as a witch. Although "La Sociere," like all Bernhardt plays, was presented in French, the enthusiastic audience never lost interest. The packed house frequently burst into wild applause, and at the end of the A misty eyed admirer gushed, "Texans are glad to have you, madame, but we do not like this calling it a farewell trip." It's About Thyme Continued from pg. 1C Micorrhizae content: 12 different forms of beneficial fungi, includ- ing root growth enhanc- ers and soil innoculants. Bacterial content: five types of bacillus, to help fight root rot and stimu- late growth. In addition to creating a symbiotic relationship with the plants these bacilli stim- ulate growth and remove heavy metals, pathogens and other non-beneficial contaminants from soils. It is important to remember that by creat- ing living soil you are creating a living net of interconnected microor- ganisms and care should be taken when trans- memorable night two oversized florals were bestowed upon the diva. The matinee and evening performances the following day were smash successes as well. In bid- ing adieu to "the distin- guished tragedienne," The Post editorialized, "It can be stated, without immodesty we think, that in point of culture, refine- ment and love of art, Madame Bernhardt has found her Texas audienc- es equal to any which has greeted her anywhere." Tyler was treated to the last thespian gasp from the tired traveling troupe. A misty eyed admirer gushed, "Texans are glad to have you, madame, but we do not like this Calling it a farewell trip." Pointing toward the heavens, Bem- hardt replied, "It is not my fault. It is His." Despite this melodra- matic hint at her immi- planting or replanting to avoid disturbing 'the net.' For pots this means you will have to reestab- lish the bacteria at each replanting and for raised beds and in the ground gardens stick to low till or no-till practices. Remember that 'fast acting' fertilizers will kill your living soil, so commit only to organic fertilizers. With living soil colonies in place you will need to fertilize less, and the addition of horticultural molasses is all that you will need to feed the soil. Happy gardening everyone! nent demise, Bernhardt lived another 17 years and practiced her craft right up until the very end. As advertised, 1906 was indeed her Lone Star swan song, but the lure of big money enticed her to make three more "farewell tours" of America be- tween 1910 and 1917. The world was at war when Bernhardt mounted her final stateside come- back. The ravages of time were plainly visible on the 73 year old face of "Divine Sarah," who not only tried to turn back the clock but also attempted to ignore the loss of a leg recently amputated below the hip. The most famous woman on earth had de- teriorated into a painfully pitiful sight. On her deathbed six years later, Sarah Bern- hardt retained her razor ship wit. 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