Letha Cadenhead Webb

  • Born: May 5, 1925
  • Died: March 17, 2019
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home Lake Travis

411 Ranch Rd. 620 S.
Lakeway, TX 78734

Tel. (512) 263-1511

Tribute & Message From The Family

Born May 5, 1925 in Vinita, OK. Letha Cadenhead Webb went to be with her Heavenly Father on March 17, 2019 at the age of 93: Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, great aunt and friend. Letha led a life of faith, love, joy, and at times tragedy. Letha's husband was with Finger Furniture in Houston and as a family decided to move to Austin in the 1950's to have more family time. The family cleared the land and built a home off City Park Road. The home included a party barn, stables, and Olympic size pool with acreage to roam. Webb Wood was created to give kids and young adults a place to go for fun. The summer camps and parties brought people together and many relationships and memories were created that still stand. The timing of Webb Wood allowed the family to be together which was a blessing when their eldest son Winston lost his life soon after to cancer. Letha lost her husband, William R Webb Sr. in 1977 and was to raise their young daughter by herself. Letha handled this with grace and fellowship with dear friends. Letha was one that kept her faith and would always try to better herself and situation with God's help. Letha could be found helping her son Bill at his restaurant, Wild Bill's BBQ. The desire to be around people and build friendships was important. Letha received her realtor license in the 1980's because business and connecting with people was her passion. Later in her life she was known as, "Nana" to her grandchildren in Austin and all her extended softball families from Oakhill to all over central Texas. Letha loved her softball and her extended family it brought. The last year of her life Letha was blessed to live in Querencia Skilled Nursing. The family that Letha made there allowed her to keep her passions and fellowship. Querencia is the last place she called home. Our family wants to thank them for their skill and caring as if Letha was their own family member.

Always a beacon of love and encouragement she will be greatly missed yet will continue in our hearts and minds of how to love and encourage everyone in our lives.

Preceded in death by her husband William R Webb Sr, her son's Winston, Reginald and daughter Dawn. Leaving behind her son Gary Webb (Betsy) in Albuquerque NM, her grandson Lane Webb, and her great grandchildren Barrett and Lauren Webb; her son Bill Webb in Austin; her daughter Kim Webb Kanetzky (Mike), her grandchildren Mikayla, Haley, and Erika Kanetzky.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry to hear of the passing of Letha Webb. Her husband Billy Webb was my father's first cousin. I remember getting together with the Webb family in Houston before they moved to Austin. Letha made a strong impression on me that has stayed with me for over 60 years. RIP.
Uriel Hawe Jones

Posted by Uriel Hawe Jones - Houston, TX   July 19, 2019

She was a wonderful person. Full of life! She cared about everyone. I always missed her. I use to be her daughter in law

Posted by Rita McManus - Round Rock, TX - family   July 11, 2019

Ms Webb, you will be missed!
Thank you for so many great childhood memories! Longhorn Aquatics and riding horses. You always had a smile on your face and a giggle to lift our spirits. No one will ever make a better potato salad. Thank you for being such a good friend to my Mom too. So so many years.
Holding your hand the other day meant so much to me...
Heaven gained another angel. Heart goes out to the Webb family. She was such a great lady!

Posted by Kelly Breazeale - Austin, TX - Family Friend   March 28, 2019

Kimi&Mike, Billy, Gary&Betty ,Lane
I'm sorry too hear about the best boss I ever had in high schools and beyond. You Mom and grandmother Lane was such fun and demanding but sweet about it. Would meet me every morning bright and early with the chickens from Randalls she had just picked up for me to prepare and get on the BBQ grill for lunch and dinner that day. (We always ran out at lunch so I would have to go back to Randalls after the rush for more. She had the patients to teach me the banner pudding secret recipe. Our family still to this day make the patatosaled for each gathering and mother sometimes will just make a small batch and call me to come get my share of it.

I'm going to miss her but will think of all the fun we had the 5-7yr. I worked for Billy and Letha
Billy and I were in the dog house most morning really just Billy for not stoking the fire thru the night!!!!!

I love all.

My prayers are with all of you

Posted by Ty Webb - Austin, TX - Family Friend   March 25, 2019

As the youngest of 4 boys, I was left behind and could only stare out the window as my brothers climbed into that glorious Dodge van. Once I was old enough, I was able to experience Webbwood and Letha Webb. It was like my second home. She was so motherly and nurturing to me, I could not wait to return each day. Thank yo for being a part of my life and showing the rest of us that we can influence others lives. God Bless You Letha Webb. Walt Penn

Posted by Walt Penn - Austin, TX - Friend   March 25, 2019

Dear Bill and Kimi - I learned of your Mom's passing today and wish I had magic words to ease your pain of loss and sorrow.

It is my honor to have met Ms. Webb. I was blessed with the opportunity to have spent some conversation time with her "fire cracker" little self.

She would always make giggle with her views and perspective on life and "nouns in general" - people, places, things. . .

If there is anything I can do, my cell has not changed in 28 years and rings 24 / 7 for you and yours.

Please keep me posted with any service arrangements by phone or email - judymacdaddy@gmail.com

I love you both very much,
Judy Mac

Posted by Judy Mac - Austin, TX   March 25, 2019

Hi there,
This is Kimi Webb Kanetzky. Until I can figure out how to add this to the text of the obit....I hope you read this.
We are having a celebration of life for mom and the date has not been confirmed. Please refer back with in a week to see the date and location. We plan on having fun and sharing stories with all of mom's friends and family. All are welcome.
Thank you and take care,

Posted by Kimi Webb Kanetzky - Austin, TX - Family   March 24, 2019

Your mom was the best I am sorry for your loss.
What a long visit she had on this earth. Now she is on a new wonderful journey .

Your friend


Posted by Ron Mitchell - Horseshoe Bay, TX - Friend   March 24, 2019

To the Webb family from Jon Beall, a former neighbor from Houston, horseback riding and grand entry rodeo participant thanks to your Dad and his horse trailer- BBQ fan of Wild Bill's, and Radio Shack personal computer user thanks to Gary. Let me know if there will be a service - jonbeall1@gmail.com

Posted by Jon Beall - Austin, TX   March 24, 2019

Bill, I am sorry to hear of your loss and nice to know your mother helped you with Wild Bill's - we still miss your place on W. 35th St. and hope you are doing okay. May peace be with you and your family- Heidi

Posted by Heidi & Gibbons - AUSTIN, TX - acquaintance   March 24, 2019

Billy, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady! We all have such fond memories of Webb Wood. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Idanell

Posted by Idanell Allman - Cedar Park, TX - Friend   March 24, 2019

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