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“Annabel is now in God's Heavenly Kingdom. She touched so many lives with her kindness and grace. God blessed her with His abundance, power and...Read More »
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“The Williams family remembers so many kindnesses Annabel showed to us over the years. She has a special place in our hearts because she sang at our...Read More »
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“Dear Frances and Margaret, Anyone who knew your mother was blessed by that association. What an amazing woman she was. She had a way of making...Read More »
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“Frances and Margaret, You had a wonderful Christian Mother, now she is in the hands of God. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. ...Read More »
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“Dear Frances and Margaret, When I was a young girl, Lynn Z. and I would come to your house and your Mother was always so nice to me and always had...Read More »
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“To all the members of the family of Annabel Murray Thomas, I would like to express my deepest sympathy for your great loss. Annabel was truly an...Read More »
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Lillian Annabel Murray Thomas Annabel Thomas, 96, went to be with her Savior on November 9, 2008. She was born in Austin on August 28, 1912, to her parents Dr. & Mrs. R.V. Murray, Sr. She graduated from Austin High in 1929, studied voice in New York, and earned a BA & MA in journalism from UT. At UT, she was active in the Orange Jackets, Mortar Board, Chi Omega Sorority, and the Light Opera Company. She taught school in Iraan, TX, and taught English and Journalism at Southwestern University in Georgetown. During WWII she was a Lieutenant in the Coast Guard Spars, speaking at war-bond drives and doing recruiting in the states. After the war she married Tommy Thomas, who has preceded her in death. She was a member of the Austin Women's Club, a founding member of University Christian Church and a member of Hyde Park Baptist Church. Her personal relationship with Christ was her greatest treasure. She always wanted to live the Christian walk. Annabel loved being with her sisters and brother, Margaret Bailey, Frances Leggett, and Dr. R.V. Murray, Jr. and their spouses, and all her nieces and nephews who survive her. She is also survived by her daughters and their husbands, Margaret and John Engelbrecht, Frances and Armen Stephanian, and grandchildren, Joe, Janell and husband, Cory and Stephen. The family would like to thank Dr. R.V. Murray, Jr., Dr. John S. Murray, and the staff and friends at Retirement and Nursing Center for their loving medical care. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 12th, from 4-7 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, November 13th, with a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at Hyde Park Baptist Church, 3901 Speedway, Austin, TX 78705. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the charity or church of your choice.