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Devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Rachel Peters Kolberg, born April 3, 1919 in Burton, Texas died December 16, 2004 in Austin TX after a long illness. She was preceded by her son Pierce Butler Kolberg and husband Donald Clark Kolberg. She was one of six children born to her Washington County parents. She grew up in Brenham, and with her parent hosted servicemen at the USO during World War II. She met Donald Kolberg, her husband-to-be while working at Montgomery Ward. After a brief stateside courtship and long months of V-mail, they were engaged while he was serving in Europe and married in August, 1945. She was the wife of an Aggie, a Colorado County farm wife and mother of three sons, David, William and Pierce. During the drought of the late 1950’s the family moved to East Texas and from there to Austin. She became known for her cooking, and her dining table had many guests on any given Sunday. After her youngest son had completed high school she turned to education, completing Austin Community College and went to work in the City of Austin Purchasing Department and served on the committee approving vendors f or the 23rd Street Marketplace. She spent years of voluntary service with her church and her community. After retirement, she continued her voluntary service with the senior center, and was proud to be one of the “Geezers” who protested the City Council plan to reduce senior center funding. She will be remembered for her warm and loving spirit, open heart and mind, dedication to service and the memory of countless delicious meals. She is survived by her sons, David Clark and William Olaf Kolberg, niece Gail Elizabeth Watson Brown, daughter-in-law Susan Kay. Starnes, granddaughter Jennifer Gail Kolberg Morgan, great-nephew Rex Brown, III, great-niece Allison Brown Pollitt and great-grandchildren; Carter Daniel, Emma Cate and Chloe Elisabeth Morgan. Services are Sunday at 4:00 PM at Weed-Corley Fish in Austin. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Austin, 512-452-8811. Memorials and guestbook online at