Posted: Tue 6:27 AM, Mar 05, 2013
Funeral Home: Memorial Funeral Chapel
August 1, 1920 – March 1, 2013
Lottie Font, 92, joined her Lord on Friday, March 1. Services to celebrate her life are set for Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 1PM at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station.
Lottie was born August 1, 1920 on a farm 2 miles out of Caldwell, Texas to Frank Bravenec and Vlasta Mahann Bravenec. She grew up in a humble home helping her parent's farm cotton. Lottie worked as a secretary in an abstract office after finishing High School in 1938. She attended a business college in Houston and worked as a PBX operator, receptionist, and clerk typist. It was after moving to Houston that she met her future husband Jules after he returned from a civil service job in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. They were married December 23, 1944 in Washington, D.C. and lived there about a year. Next they moved to New Orleans, Jules' hometown, for about 2 years before settling in Houston. Lottie worked many years for Gulf Oil as a stenographer. Lottie chose to stay at home to raise their only daughter, Brenda, and returned to work part-time for Sears & Roebuck and Houston National Bank as a secretary when she went to school. In 1998, Lottie and Jules moved to College Station to be near Brenda & Bryan and their grandsons.
Lottie was a member of the Ladies of Chinar Grotto auxiliary, Houston Order of the Eastern Star, Houston and Bryan Chapters, Daughters of the Nile, Houston. Lottie also served on the Board of the Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center in Houston for 2 years in Houston.
Lottie was an active member of the Senior Circle and the Brazos County Senior Citizens Association. Several days of the week she would join her friends at the Southwood Community Center where she loved to play Chickenfoot and 42. She was a former member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Houston. On almost every Sunday, you would find Lottie sitting in her "pew" at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station. She was also active in St. Thomas Mature Adult group.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Frank and Vlasta Bravenec, brother Frank Bravenec, and sister Lillie Carrington, beloved husband Jules E. Font and only son-in-law, Bryan McPhail Clarke. Lottie leaves behind her only child, Brenda Kay Clarke and her cherished grandsons Brandon McPhail Clarke and fiancé, Yvonne Vega and Travis Bryan Clarke, nieces Sarah Carrington, Sharon Lipscomb Royas, nephews, Sammy, Paul, Daniel, David, and James Carrington and Ted Lipscomb.
Brenda, Brandon, and Travis would like to thank her wonderful neighbors, Mike and Susie Guy, Frank and Carol Egger, and Tommy and Valerie Goodwin for all their watchfulness over Lottie and Jules for many years. God Bless you all.
In lieu of flowers, Lottie's family ask that memorials be made to the Arabia Shrine Hospital Benefit c/o Arabia Shrine Center, P.O. Box 420549, Houston, Texas 77242-0549 or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 906 George Bush Drive, College Station, 77840.