2017-02-16 / Obituaries

Rebecca “Becky” Diane Pampell

Funeral services for Rebecca “Becky” Pampell, 65, formerly of Giddings,were held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner officiating.

Rebecca Diane Pampell was born on August 30, 1951 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Albert Alvin Pampell and Juanita “Mickey” Grace (Leitko) Pampell. She was baptized on September 16, 1951 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Old Dime Box, Texas by Rev. Herbert Hartfield and was confirmed on April 3, 1966 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. Emil Kruegler. Her confirmation verse was Luke 11:28, “Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it.” Becky graduated from Giddings High School in 1969. She married David Els on October 22, 1969 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings. They were blessed with three children, Troy, Linda and Samantha. She had worked at Brookshire Brothers and Walmart in Giddings, and had retired from the State of Texas where she had worked as a secretary. Becky was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings and the Quilt Guild of Arlington. She enjoyed quilting and sewing and was the person everyone came to when they needed something hemmed, stitched or sewn. She was an avid television watcher and especially enjoyed crime shows and detective series. Most of all, she enjoyed being a grandma.

Becky passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Monday, February 6, 2017 at her home in Winnsboro.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert & Mickey Pampell; her brother, Timothy Pampell and a sister-in-law, B.J. Pampell.

Becky is survived by her three children, Troy Els & his wife, Christina of Ledbetter, Linda McCutcheon & her husband, Boogie of Winnsboro and Samantha Dixon & her husband, Jim of Arlington; eight grandchildren, Chris Dixon and Zach Dixon both of Arlington, Hayden Els and Dre Els both of Ledbetter, Jessica Rangel & her husband, Mathew of Burton, Jill Charanza & her husband, Aaron of Cameron, and Keegan McCutcheon and Austin McCutcheon both of Winnsboro; seven great grandchildren; one sister, Terry Matejcek & her husband, Robert of Giddings; one brother, Kenny Pampell of Giddings; one sister-in-law, Janice Pampell of Austin as well as several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Stained Glass Restoration Fund, the American Diabetes Association or to the charity of one’s choice.

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