Lavera Sheffield, 85, of Wimberley Texas, known to all as Peggy, died peacefully in her sleep on December 14, 2016 at Harbor Hospice Care in Houston, Texas. Born January 13, 1931, in Rio Hondo, Texas. She is predeceased by her parents, George and Celia Burgess of San Benito, Texas, and her husband of 62 years, James Sheffield. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Albert and Otto, and 6 sisters, Madalene, Alta, Beulah, Cenia, Etsel, and Verma.
Peggy was a homemaker living in Pasadena, Texas. Together with her husband, James, they moved to Wimberley, Texas to build and run Wimberley Log Home Company and Wimberley Log Motel. She loved meeting the people who came to stay at the motel and became lifelong friends with many.
Survivors include her two daughters, Jamey Hill and son-in-law Aubrey of Huntsville, and Pam Sheffield and husband Richard, grandson Kevin Hill and his wife Andrea, granddaughter Kayla Feathers and her husband David, grandsons Avery Feathers and Jackson Hill, granddaughters, Ella Feathers, Chloe Feathers, and Rose Hill, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Aubrey Hill, Kevin Hill, Roy Blake, Bruce Roberts, Michael Morton, and Pat Rehment.
The family cannot give enough thanks to the caregivers who were with her during her illness. In Wimberley Shirley Miller, Andrea Vasgaard, and Lisa Hendricks were friends that helped her by driving her to appointments and visiting with her. Once she arrived at Heartis Memory Care the staff was very attentive and grew to love her determined spirit. For the last four months she was lovingly cared for by Amada caregivers, Margaret Jones, Monique McCoy and Donmonique Sullen. They took such great care of her during her battle with Dementia and health problems related to injuries resulting from a fall.
A celebration of her life will begin on Friday, December 16, 2016 with a visitation at the Thomason Funeral Home in Wimberley from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tim Moore will be officiating the service on Saturday, December 17th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Thomason Funeral Home, followed by the burial at Wimberley Cemetery.