Selma Faye Gorgas
12/2/1924 - 1/29/2020
Selma Faye Gorgas, 95, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
A memorial service
will be 4:00 pm Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the West Rest Haven
Nursing Home, 503 Meadow Dr., West, TX 76691.
Faye was born
December 2, 1924 in the Gerald Community in McLennan County to Herman
and Sophie (Benkengorfer) Janke. She attended Gerald primary school
and graduated from West High School in 1942. In 1945 she worked and
trained to become a floral designer at Muhl Flowers in Waco. Later
that year, she was sent to West when Muhls opened the first flower
shop there. During that time she joined the United Methodist Church
where she was a choir member. She retired from Muhls in 1948 and
married Hugo Gorgas on January 16, 1949 at the Methodist Church in
West. They made their first home in Houston, Texas and later moved
back to Waco. She worked at 25th St. Flower Shop for a
short time and retired from Croziers Flowers after 20 years of
service. She joined CASA and the Waco Gem and Mineral Club. She
worked stones for belt buckles, bola ties and jewelry. She wrote
poetry, songs and short stories, some of which were published in
America and London, England. She also played the harmonica, enjoyed
doing decapodge and participated in the Special Olympics for 2
years. Faye enjoyed quilting and designed the quilt block for the
West part in the McLennan County quilt in 1986.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; her husband; and a son Dickey Glynn Gorgas.
her son, Ricky Lynn Gorgas of West; and several other family and
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