Gwen Roquet, 93,
Gwen Roquet, 93, was born Aug 6, 1926, Joaquin, Shelby Co., Tx. Died May 23, 2020, Bryan, Brazos Co., TX., at age 93.
Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin. Visitation will be held prior to service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Gwendolia (Gwen) Worsham was the second child born to William D. (Dewey) Worsham and Mamie Stone Worsham. She attended Joaquin Schools, played basketball, graduated at age 16 as valedictorian.
She moved to Houston to attend Business College. When at a downtown bus stop, she and a young Air Force serviceman caught each other's eyes. A whirlwind romance, attending dances at the Rice, USO, and other popular venues, led to matrimony October 23, 1944.
Gwen was a fearless young married woman, following an adventurous trek on her own to catch up with her husband at each training stop, first in California, then quickly to Tonopah, Nevada. He then deployed to England with the 8th Air Force. Happily he returned as the war ended; they first lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, then soon settled in Dallas in a mobile home park in the shadow of Mustang Stadium where he attended law school on the GI Bill.
Gwen was a devoted wife to Warren, supportive with each move in his career. They spent 15 years in Corpus Christi, then the rest of their married lives in Houston. They returned to where their romance had begun. Gwen was active in community civic club, election polling stations, school homeroom mother, Cub Scout den mother, Little League concessions and candy drive coordinator, Air Force Academy liaison auxiliary leader. She was a faithful member at Downtown Baptist, Corpus Christi, and Westbury Baptist, Houston.
Gwen also had diverse hobbies and personal interests. She treasured morning coffee with dear neighbors. Gwen was quite competitive, enjoying bridge club and, in later years, dominos. Daily she scoured the newspaper for current events and diligently worked Word Jumble and Sudoku.
Of Gwen's many qualities, her ability to adapt to any situation or challenge was enhanced by her love for people. Young children always brought out the sparkle in her eyes. She never seemed to meet a person with whom she could not communicate. She took interest in them personally and what was going on in their life.
Gwen and Warren enjoyed travel in retirement, as well as spending time with children and grandchildren, sharing many wonderful experiences. Warren's health declined, and he passed in 2014, after 69 years marriage. Gwen was "Always" (their favorite song) the one he adored.
In latter years, Gwen moved to Carriage Inn, in Bryan, where as expected, she became an active participant in her community. In her last year, at age 93, she battled back from heart surgery and two serious hospitalizations, each time a bit weakened, but thankful for the fullness of life.
Gwen is preceded in death by her husband, Warren Roquet; parents, Dewey and Mamie Worsham; her brothers, Levis and Billy Worsham; sister Marcelle Smith; and grandson Christopher Goodall.
She is survived by son and daughter in law, Paul and Jeanine Roquet; daughter and son in law, Katherine and Mark Wilson; 7 grandchildren Kevin Goodall, Amy Adkison and husband Andrew, Melissa Wood and husband Brian, Kristin Palafox and husband Stephen, Andrea Harper and husband Duce, Brandon Roquet, Eric Roquet; and 9 great grandchildren Ethan Palafox, William Adkison, Emma Adkison, Trevor Adkison, Olivia Palafox, Caleb Adkison, Brayden Wood, Jacob Adkison, and Emmy Wood.
Pallbearers: Brian Wood, Andrew Adkison, Duce Harper, Stephen Palafox, Kevin Goodall, Brandon Roquet, Eric Roquet, Ethan Palafox (sub. William Adkison)
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