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Obituaries

Gail Lootens Thweatt

SHEFFIELD — On Monday, May 13, 2019, Gail Lootens Thweatt, age 59, went to be with her Lord and Savior.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, Aug. 17. Services will be at 11 a.m. at Bunker Hill Church, 322 School St. in Buda, with a luncheon to follow in the Fellowship Hall, where friends and family are invited to share pictures, stories and laughs.

Gail was the third of four girls, born on May 14, 1959, to Henry Mel Lootens and Mary Sue Hackwith Lootens. Gail married the love of her life, Buddy Thweatt, on March 24, 2003. She and Buddy met in Princeton and later lived in northern Illinois, Alabama and settled in Houston, Texas. There, Gail developed a bit of a southern drawl and a love for gorgeous cowboy boots. The good friends they made in each of these communities know that Gail and Buddy loved good food, gardening, dancing and golf. They loved to take their boat down to Galveston or wherever possible fishing, and Gail had a love for photography.

Gail’s faith was a great joy in her life, and she and Buddy developed deep friendships through the Spring Woods Baptist Church. Their friends in Houston gathered together in hundreds of ways and supported Gail and Buddy during her illness and have since been an immeasurable comfort. She was involved in prayer groups, and enjoyed working the sound system at Spring Woods Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.

Gail had many talents and succeeded in a number of different types of jobs in her life. She spoke often of the wonderful people and generosity she received from her Hartwig Inc. family while employed as a parts coordinator in Houston.

Gail was preceded in death by her father, Henry Mel Lootens.

Survivors include her husband, Lonnie “Buddy” Thweatt; her mother, Mary Lootens McCloud; her stepfather, Bill McCloud; three sisters, Gina (Dan) Darling, Cindy (Larry) DeBrock and Betty (Joe) Baetens; two nieces, Skye (Linda) Arseneau and Catherine (Jack) Bredemann; a nephew, Joseph DeBrock; and her two beloved cats, Makah and Sissy Girl.

Despite the miles between them, Gail remained close to her family. Her sisters, nieces, nephew and Mom and Bill miss the joking and teasing of the frequent phone calls and emails. Her smile and laugh is also greatly missed by Buddy’s sisters, Debbie, Lillie, Vicki and Cindy, and their families.

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