2014-06-12 / Obituaries

Iva Verdell Liberty

October 16, 1922 - June 3, 2014

Iva Verdell (Albers) Liberty was born on October 16, 1922 in Austin, Texas to James & Selma (Spiegelhauer) Albers. She was united in marriage to Ben Junior Liberty on September 4, 1954 in Giddings. She was a loving and devoted homemaker who also had worked in banking and with the IRS. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, arts & crafts, needlework and watching football. Verdell was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Opal Fleming and her brother, Dharran Albers.

Verdell is survived by her son, David Liberty of Houston; her sister Laverne Walsh of Austin; her brother, James Albers & his wife, Maggie of Austin; her sisterin law, Arline Keng of Giddings, as well as several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Rev. Jeremy Walloch officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.

A reception was held at the First Presbyterian Church’s Cherry Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Martin Luther Lutheran Church General Fund, 573 North Main Street, Giddings, Texas 78942, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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