Orvalene Hope Butler Hauk passed away at her home in New Braunfels, Texas on May 31, 2020 at the age of 89. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Rev. Justin Colquette officiating. Interment will follow in the Wortham Cemetery. Nick Lockstedt, Keller Lockstedt, Robert Lee, David Acevedo, Clabe Webb, Brad Butler, Kelly Paul Butler and Larry Hauk will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Greysen Lee, Kade Lockstedt, Ethan Lockstedt, MacKinzie Lee Lockstedt, Rowan Lee and Paige Lockstedt.
Orvalene was born October 10, 1930 in Wortham, Texas to Orval Paul and Jessie Mae (Rice) Butler. After graduating from Wortham High School, Orvalene received her Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University. She retired from New Braunfels ISD after many years of service as Librarian.
Orvalene married her lifelong partner, Johnnie Hauk, in Killeen, Texas on September 8, 1951. Her love for God, family and others was exemplified in her everyday life. She was very caring, compassionate and strong willed. Orvalene was especially concerned for the well being and education of all children; she not only served as their Librarian, but also as a Dyslexia Coach.
Orvalene was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in New Braunfels. Her hobbies consisted of collecting Indian/Native American items, dolls, antiques and she loved going to garage sales.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Orval and Jessie Butler; husband, Johnnie Hauk; son, Billy Hauk; sister, Paula Butler; and brother, Kenneth Butler.
Orvalene is survived by her daughter, Jill Lee and husband, Robert of New Braunfels; granddaughter, Kristine Lockstedt and husband, Nick of New Braunfels; grandson, Robert Lee and wife, Elizabeth of Spring; great grandchildren, MacKinzie Lee Lockstedt, Keller Lockstedt, Rowan Lee, Robert Greysen Lee, Kade Lockstedt, Ethan Lockstedt and Paige Lockstedt; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wortham Cemetery, P. O. Box 153, Wortham, TX 76693.