809 La Clede Street, Bellmead, TX 76705

Laura Lea Goebel Wendell
October 27, 1958 - October 21, 2022

Laura Lea Goebel Wendell

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Laura Lea Wendell; a sweet, wonderful, Angel, wife, mother, sister and friend.
It is with great sadness, because she is no longer with us, and joy, because she no longer suffers, that we announce the death of Laura Lea (Goebel) Wendell of Bellmead, Texas, who passed away on October 21, 2022, at the age of 63. Laura leaves behind a devoted husband and sons, as well as family and friends.
Services will be 11:30 AM Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Brian Coates of Central Christian Church officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday November 2, 2022, at the Funeral Home. Family and friends are welcome to send flowers and/or donate to the Alzheimer's Association, act.alz.org.
Laura was born October 27, 1958, in Fredericksburg Texas to Clarence and Geraldine (Stevenson) Goebel.
She graduated from Temple High School in 1977. She moved to Austin TX in 1980.
Laura and I met that year at the San Antonio Rose Country Dance Club in Austin along with her friend Paula and my friend Wade. When I entered the club that night, I noticed her and her big, beautiful smile. I was smitten. We talked and danced all night and we've been together ever since.
She moved back to Temple, TX while I went to TSTI in Waco, TX in 1983. We got engaged on Christmas day 1983. Laura and I were married August 10, 1985. We moved to New Orleans, LA where she attended the University of New Orleans. We then moved to Falls Church, VA to work in Washington DC. Laura completed her college education at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and graduated with honors on May 19, 1990. In 1992 we moved back to Austin, TX and began working for the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission and later transferred to the Texas Department of Health and Human resources.
Over the years, Laura gave birth to our wonderful and beautiful boys Casey in 1996, and Chris in 2000.
Laura enjoyed doing needlepoint, cross stitch, and other crafts. She also enjoyed teaching children's Sunday school and working as a volunteer to raise money for various charities. Her greatest joy was raising and playing with her children and watching them grow.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents
She is survived by her husband, Glenn H. Wendell, Jr., sons, Casey S. Wendell, and Christopher B. Wendell of Bellmead, TX and her sisters Rhonda Rucker of Temple TX and Sharon Hobbs of Lometa, TX
Pallbearers will be Casey Wendell, Chris Wendell, Steve Lednicky, Wade Poulter, Jeff Hobbs and Russell Hobbs. Alternative pall bearers will be Jerry Hobbs and Bill Rucker.
Our Angel on Earth Has ascended to Heaven and awaits for our arrival when it is time.
Casey, Chris, and I want to give a Special Heartfelt ''Thank You!'' to Judy Barack and Freda McCants with Visiting Angels for Love and Care and Support they have given Laura and our family over the past 6 1/2 years. May GOD bless you and your families with a good life and security.
We also want to give our thanks and blessings to Visiting Angels staff and all the other caregivers who provided many years of care and support for Laura and our family. As well as the nurses, doctors, and staff at Texas Home Health Group/ Accent Care, for Laura's home health care and hospice care.
Thank you for the prayers and support from our Central Christian Church family, Reverend Brian Coates, and the wonderful Disciples Women who brought us food and comfort. May we soon be worshipping with you again.
And we won't forget the 911 operators and the emergency response team paramedics and police who provided their medical and emotional support for us when they arrived to assist Laura. Thank you and bless you all.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bellmead Funeral Home
809 La Clede Street
Bellmead, TX  76705
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Thursday, November 3, 2022
11:30 am
Bellmead Funeral Home
809 LaClede
Waco, TX  76705
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Chapel Hill Cemetery
6623 Interstate 35 S.
Waco, TX  76706
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  1. Elaine Dubois
    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to y'all.
  2. Delilah Wilcox Harper
    My prayers to your family at this difficult time. You and your sisters were wonderful friends and neighbors during part of our childhood years. We hold those memories and your friendship in our hearts. All is well; All is Well,! Amen.

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