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Gwendolyn Naumann

January 16, 1927 — February 26, 2022

Maurice Naumann (Highsmith), age 95, passed away peacefully February 26, 2022.  She was born January 16, 1927, in Fayetteville, Texas to Lewis Warren and Roberta Highsmith.  She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Alvin Emil Naumann, her son, Gary Naumann, and her brother, Gerald Highsmith.  She is survived by her son Gerald (Nancy) Naumann, her grandchildren Christy (Guy) Earle, Michelle (Kurt) Johnson, Misty (Steven) Kaminski, and Richard (Alexandra) Naumann, and her great-grandchildren Jeremiah and Isabella Earle, Alexander and William Johnson, Elle, Luca, and Jack Naumann.

Maurice was an exceptional wife, mother, and Nana.  She was fortunate to travel the world early in her marriage.  She spent a good part of her life in the Lone Star State, which she was very proud of.  She believed in letting her family and friends know how much they were loved and adored.  Later in life, she was successful in her real estate adventures, antique businesses and enjoyed meeting new people who came into her shops to browse.  She had a remarkably giving nature and generously donated to many charities including Medina Children’s Home.

Maurice was a woman of faith and a long-time member of the Church of Christ in Boerne, TX.  As she moved throughout her life, she was a member of several churches and made life-long friends at Lackland Terrace Church of Christ, San Antonio, TX, Northwest Church of Christ, San Antonio, TX, and Bandera Church of Christ, Bandera, TX.  Goodbyes always ended with “remember where you came from”, “don’t forget it is what’s on the inside that is important” and “remember I love you and Jesus does, too”.

Her grandchildren remember her teaching them how to fish out by the river in Castroville and making mudpies in the driveway, trips to the grocery store where nothing was off limits for Nana, her love of animals which was passed down to her grandkids and great-grandkids, her appreciation of antiques, her small bags of Cheerios and peppermints during church services, her support of POW’s and her love of the United States of America; always wearing her flag pin.  She will be dearly missed and ALWAYS remembered.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 NIV

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

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