Avis Irene Zweifel

Avis Irene Zweifel, 91, of Wheelock, passed away at Magnified Health and Rehab in College Station, Texas on February 5, 2012. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Interment will follow at Wheelock Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, preceding the service.

Avis was born in the Tabor Community of Brazos County and has lived in the area all her life. She married her husband, John, on August 6, 1935. Avis owned her own Needle Craft Shop and also worked for Anco Insurance and Williams Mortgage. She was a member of Wheelock Baptist Church and most importantly she was a terrific mom.

Avis was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Zweifel; parents, Robert Holidy and Mattie Coats Holidy; and thirteen brothers and sisters.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Emil Matura, of Wheelock, Johnnie Lou and Kenneth Gordy, of Cedar Park, Texas; 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice, Wheelock Cemetery or St. Joseph School Building Fund.


  1. Praying the Lord’s grace will bring peace and hope to your families during this time.

    Blessings from the Jones family in Hutto, Texas…
    Keith, Kim, Kenzie, and Keeley

  2. Dorothy and Johnnie Lou and family,

    Your mom was such a loving and caring person. I enjoyed working with her for all those years at Anco. I think about her and Mr. Johnny every day since we live in the house they built and lived in with all those kitchen cabinets and drawers. Our prayers are with you as you mourn her passing.

    Marian Lampo Hendrick

  3. Avis hired me in 1971 to work at ANCO Ins. I will always be grateful to her for doing this as I had four children to support. She was a great person to work under, and I worked there for 24+ years. I always knew where she was in the building, because of her lucious perfume that she wore. I am so sorry that I couldn’t be with you all today, but I had a conflict with my schedule. God’s blessings to all her family. We all know where she is, because he faith was obvious. She lived it!


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