Sylvia Ann Zuehlke Kabler, 77, of Salado Texas passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2020, in her beloved Texas home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
Ann was born on September 26,1942 in Temple, Texas to Charlie Clarence Zuehle and Wesa Vera Pyeatt Zuehlke. She was a graduate of Temple High School, home of the Wildcats. Her career was in banking in the places she called home; New Martinsville, WV and Temple, Texas.
Ann had several hobbies she was very passionate about. In her spare time, on cold winter days you could find her in her office researching her family history and she was a Master of Genealogy. She loved her family dearly and adored her historic family photographs. She could name practically every family member in historic family photographs, and remembered the their stories well. She also had a complete passion for photography, as well as old photographs.
On warm days, of any season, you would see, or find her, outdoors behind her camera lens and every photo told a story without even speaking. You never knew where she might pop up with her camera, often from behind a tree or plant. She was especially excited when her photo of the Salado water tower was featured in the local newspaper. Her love for beauty from behind the lens was definitely passed to her daughters and granddaughter. She also had a love for gardening and grew roses, but the Calla Lily was her favorite flower. She loved flowers and the butterflies that flocked the them. She once stopped along the Ohio River and found an injured butterfly. She took it home and nursed it back to life, being the kind, compassionate soul she will be remembered as.
Ann is preceded in death by her parents, mentioned above, and her beloved sisters, Cynthia Zuehlke Geers, of Temple, TX, Betty Jane Zuehlke Gutierrez of Austin, TX
Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Phillip E. Kabler, of Salado, and daughters Elizabeth Fay Hammel, of Jacksonville, FL, and Lana Ann Hammel Johnson, of Elkton, MD. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Tika Marie Siburt, of Elkton, MD and stepchildren, Son William Kabler, Daughter Lisa Kabler Klees, Daughter Tonya Kabler Elliot, Son Steven Kabler, Son Stacy Kabler, Daughter Christie Kabler Dolley. Brother-in-law Don Geers, and nieces Angela McBride and Renee Susie Tuerck.
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