Stella Marie "Star" Dillingham, 82, of Spicewood died April 16, 1999 after a brief illness.
She was born in 1917 in Salina, Kansas. In 1950, she ran a weather station on Sisters Island in the Bering Sea. After raising her children in Beeville, she moved to Spicewood in 1973. For many years she was the church secretary at St. Jospeh's Catholic Church in Beeville.
She was a dear mother and friend to many people who appreciated her kindnesses and creative talents.
Throughout the years she shared her love through handmade gifts and her supportive presence. Dillingham traveled extensively in Mexico, Canada, and the United
Several years ago she fulfilled her lifelong dream of visiting her ancestral home in Ireland.
She was a member of the Spicewood Beach Auxillary and St. John's Catholic Church in Marble Falls.
Survivors include her son Michael Dillingham and wife Carol of Simonton; daughter Patricia Dillingham of Dallas, grandson Michael Dillingham and wife Ronda of Richmond; granddaughters Lea Dillingham of Tomball and Jeny Baker and husband Rhodes of Tampa, Fla., and great-granddaughters Rachel and Jordan Dillingham, also of Richmond.
A wake and rosary were held April 18, followed by a funeral Mass on April 19 at her church in Marble Falls. Father Edwin Kadzielawski officiated. Interment followed in the Marble Falls City Cemetery.
Burnet Bulletin, April 21, 1999, pg 12