August 8, 1924 ~ August 31, 2020
Born in: Port Arthur, TX
Resided in: Bryan, TX
Annell Melton Schoenvogel, 96, of College Station, Texas died on Monday, August 31.
Annell was born in Port Arthur, Texas on August 8, 1924 to Clarence Taylor (Ned) Melton and Mildred Jarvis Melton. Her family later moved to Troup, where she was a graduate of Troup High School. Annell later graduated from Stephens College and the University of Texas, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. On June 10, 1950, Annell married Dr. Clarence Schoenvogel, and they were married for more than 60 years. After raising their family in Brenham, Dr. and Mrs. Schoenvogel moved to College Station in 1976.
Both in Brenham and in College Station, Annell was known for her community involvement, including the Junior League of Bryan/College Station, MSC OPAS, Habitat for Humanity, and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. She served as State Executive Committeewoman during the 1958 Texas State Democratic Convention and was the President of the Washington County University of Texas Ex-Students Association. But the cause most dear to her heart was her work with Scotty’s House, which provides safety and healing for children victimized by abuse. Annell was an early advocate for Scotty’s House, helping to grow the organization and later serving on its board.
In her spare time, Annell enjoyed playing tennis, was an avid hunter and a competitive bridge player. She and Clarence enjoyed traveling and spending summers in Angel Fire, New Mexico and Vail, Colorado. Annell was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bryan and was involved in bible studies with inmates at the local women’s prison.
Annell was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Clarence Schoenvogel, her daughters Sally Schoenvogel and Sara Schoenvogel, her son Walt Schoenvogel and her sister Eleanor Cameron.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law Charlyn Schoenvogel; grandchildren Sally Bradley and her husband Michael, and Trey Schoenvogel and his wife Ashlee; and her great-grandchildren Elizabeth and Peter Bradley and Ava, Charli and Clayton Schoenvogel.
The family would also like to acknowledge the special loving care Annell received from her long-time caretakers – Margaret Corral, Anna Ruiz, Christina Acosta and Michelle Sanchez.
Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation from 11am to 2pm on Thursday September 3, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S. College Ave in Bryan. A graveside service will be held at Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham on Friday September 4th at 10:00 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scotty’s House, 2424 Kent Street, Bryan, Texas 77802.
Graveside Service: September 4, 2020 10:00 am
Prairie Lea Cemetery
1004 Prairie Lea St
Brenham, TX 77833
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Annell Schoenvogel 's name.