SCHNABEL, NADINE L. (1934 ~ 2007). The following is an obituary for Nadine Schnabel, spouse of Charles Schnabel. The obituary was published in the Austin American-Statesman on September 3, 2007.
"Nadine L. Schnabel, beloved wife and mother, passed away on August 31, 2007, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Her strong faith in God sustained her to the end.
Nadine was born in Birch River, West Virginia, August 8, 1934. Her parents, both deceased, were Archie and Maverine Lawrence of Parkersburg, West Virginia. A sister, Joretta Lou Schiewe of Austin preceded her in death in 1987. She received her education from Richwood (WV) High School and Charleston (WV) School of Commerce. She began her career at a law firm in Charleston, WV, and moved to Texas in 1955 after her marriage.
After moving to Austin she worked for the State Health Department and then moved to the Texas House of Representatives. For the next 24 years, she worked for six different State Representatives, most notably Rep. Hilary Doran from Del Rio.
Nadine is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charlie Schnabel, of Pflugerville, Texas; son, Mark of Arlington, Virginia; and daughter, Beth of Austin. Nadine left a sister, Patricia White and husband, David of Vienna, WV; a brother, Daryl and wife, Ann of Vienna, WV; brother, Dave Lawrence and wife, Joanne of Pennsboro, WV; sister, Janie Wolfe of Sun City (Tampa) Florida; sister, Gene Zilincik of Lackland, Florida; and a sister-in- law, Charlene Carpenter and husband, Jerry of Henderson, Nevada. In addition, there were many nieces and nephews.
Nadine was noted for her warming smile, devotion to church, family and a host of friends. She loved to water ski, play dominos (42), decorate the house, attend movies, follow all Longhorns sports and be a caring friend to all she knew. Her deep Christian commitment was demonstrated by her service on the Special Events Committee, teaching Sunday school and her willingness to help prepare church dinners at the First Church of God in Austin. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, including the Tuesday Lunch Brunch.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Cook-Walden Funeral Home at 6100 N. Lamar Blvd., from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2007. Services will be held in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 6, 2007, with the Reverend Gilbert Davila officiating. Inurnment will be at the Texas State Cemetery at a future time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God, 5209 Duval Rd., Austin, TX 78727."
Further information is available through the Texas State Cemetery research department.