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Martha Elizabeth Evers Wallis

Martha Elizabeth Evers Wallis

Martha Elizabeth Evers Wallis

Feb. 22, 1922 -- June 4, 2024

Martha Elizabeth Evers Wallis was born Feb. 22, 1922, in San Antonio to Elizabeth Waltisperger and Sebastian Joseph Evers. One of three children (a sister, Irene, and a brother, Ernst), Martha grew up on her parent’s dairy farm home in Bexar County. She attended Lockhill School and Jefferson High, Class of 1938.

She happily left the wood-burning stove she baked on for city life in San Antonio with her true love D.B., whom she married on June 28, 1941. The couple raised five children.

Martha and sister Irene lived together with their children during World War II and, when the men came home, stayed close, living with their families in homes built off Babcock Road near where they grew up.

Even though they were continuously adding to the house as the family grew, Martha and D.B. actively supported schools and the community. They helped build Little League and Northside High bleachers. Mom sewed costumes and uniforms as well as our clothes and curtains.

Somehow, they found time to take the kids to water, anywhere close, to learn to ski behind a boat dad and the boys built. All work and play was powered by Martha’s wonderful cooking and baking and her organizational skills.

Weekends at their Medina Lake house included three mealsby- mom per day for family and friends. And how the family grew.

She loved everyone lavishly with gifts and gatherings, attending games and graduations, birthdays and weddings.

D.B. and Martha moved to a home they built outside Boerne in 1975. Volunteering as always, they made new friends, trailering until D.B. sickened with cancer. Martha cared for him at home until his death at 65.

She left the home at 70 when macular degeneration took her vision. She moved into a Boerne apartment where she continued to garden, bake and send handwritten notes until she went to live with Lissie and Bob at 97.

Martha worked for San Antonio businesses and Colonies North Elementary School as a secretary extraordinaire. She was a special education teacher’s aide and secretary in Boerne schools, ending her career at 70 at Curington Elementary. Her employers hated to see her go.

She was a member of Los Angeles Heights, Jefferson, and Oxford Methodist churches in San Antonio and St. John Lutheran in Boerne.

Martha, our dear mom, mother, granmommie and grammie, died at Cibolo Creek Rehabilitation Center June 4 after two years of loving care, special thanks to Mona and Linda Lee.

Her June 11 graveside service at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio reunites her with her beloved D.B.

She is survived by three children, Martha Danell Kruse Vollmer (Bob), Melissa Jo Schneider (Bob) and Scott Ervin Wallis (Lynda); seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, D.B. Wallis, and two sons, Dennis Brian Wallis and Gary Alan Wallis.

Acts of random kindness would be appropriate memorials for Martha, a loving and caring person always very much given to giving.

To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ebensberger- fisher.com. Arrangements with Ebensberger Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.