Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


May 9, 2014

Foye “Gorgeous” Stuttig

JACKSONVILLE — Foye “Gorgeous” Stuttig, age 91, of Jacksonville passed away at home on Sunday, May 5, 2014, after living a long, full life.

Foye was born September 28, 1922 in Port Arthur, TX. She was the youngest of 5 siblings. Foye married Edward Stuttig on September 21, 1974.

She worked as a legal secretary in Tomball and lived all over Texas, Louisiana, and several other states before settling in Jacksonville in 1980. Foye played golf for many years and enjoyed participating in the ladies scramble at Challenge at the Woods. She also played bridge and “Hand & Foot” as often as she could find a table. There are a number of paintings around the house that express her talent in that medium. At least once a week she baked delicious bread, experimenting with new recipes and ingredients. Foye also crafted outrageous “books” for family members and friends telling outlandish stories using magazine clippings.

She volunteered behind the scenes at Rusk Theater and was a member of First Christian Church in Jacksonville. Foye learned to whistle at a young age and enjoyed it most of her life. She was an avid birder, interested as much in viewing the birds as listening to and mimicking their song.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Lee and Bill Burklin; stepdaughter, Audray Landrum; siblings, Durwood, Shelby, and  RC Winfree, and Ferol Walker.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Stuttig of Jacksonville; daughter, Randy and husband Mike Schell of Houston; stepdaughter, Trish Cloutier of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Jennifer Lindauer of Alexandria, VA, Colleen Metz of Fort Worth, John McBride of Cape Coral, FL, and Kate Landrum of Rusk; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Galaviz, Addison Metz, Ayden Boyett, and Kaylee McBride; and Punky (the Cat) who kept her amused and was good company.

Also left to cherish her memory are her wonderful, lifelong friends that she kept in touch with by mail and others who in recent times have buoyed her spirits with their cards, letters, and phone calls.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014 at First Christian Church in Jacksonville with coffee and dessert to follow.

The family would like to give special thanks to Foye’s very attentive caregivers: Shelia, Marie, and Ashley.  Also, we are thankful for the spiritual and practical advice of Skip Erikson, Jann and Gary McGough.

Memorials may be sent to the First Christian Church, P.O. Box 1111, Jacksonville, TX 75766.

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