Virginia King Daly Keller, 94, of Uvalde died on Feb. 25, 2018, at her residence.
She was born on Oct. 6, 1923, in Starks, Louisiana to Minerva (Burch) and Merwin King.
She graduated from Starks High School and went to work as a timekeeper at the shipyard in Orange, Texas, during WWII. There she met her future husband, Charles Daly of Uvalde. The couple married on Oct. 28, 1944, in Vinton, Louisiana. They later moved back to Uvalde, where he started a business with his brother, Ben Daly, called Daly Brothers Used Cars.
She was a homemaker until her brother-in-law, Dr. B.L. Priddy, moved his practice to Uvalde and hired her as a receptionist. She later went to work for the county as a secretary to Majorie Beth Guice, the County School Superintendent. Following that she was a Deputy District Clerk for Beulah Barber, and was later promoted to Chief Deputy by June Richardson. She continued her position under Lydia Steele, retiring in 1997, after 33 years.
After Daly’s death in 1964, she married Herbert Keller on June 19, 1970, in Uvalde. Keller was an avid homemaker, and her family was the joy of her life.
She is survived by two daughters, Anne Herndon of Flower Mound, and Mary Sue Laffere and husband, Don, of Uvalde; one sister, Pat Priddy-Holliday of Boerne; seven grandchildren, Tracy Berwick and husband, Bob, of Southlake, Rhonda Miller and husband, Tim, of Flower Mound, Megan Laffere of Uvalde, Craig Herndon and wife, Melissa, of Frisco, Deidre Laffere of San Marcos, Clint Laffere and wife, Erin, of San Antonio, and Emily Laffere and fiance, Tim Bailey, of Live Oak ; seven great-grandchildren, Blake Berwick, Brooke Berwick, Meredith Miller, Karenna Miller, Grant Miller, Grady Laffere and Molly Laffere; and six step-grandchildren, Denise Johnson, Teresa Powell, Terry McGee, Pat McGee, Mike McGee and John McGee, all of Iowa.
She was preceded in death by both husbands, Charles Daly and Herbert Keller; one brother, E.W. King ; and one sister, Betty Sue Niggli.
Pallbearers will be Don Laffere, Craig Herndon, Clint Laffere, Bob Berwick, Tim Miller and Blake Berwick.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Perkins, Bill Mitchell, Gene Steele, Efrain Martinez and Hector Lara.
Services will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Park, next to her husband, Charles Daly.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com
Clint and Family, I am sorry to hear about your Grandmother's
passing. I met her at Erin's baby shower for Grady. Very sweet lady. My condolences to you and your family.
Elaine and Wilson Dolde
Elaine DoldeSan Antonio, TX
Please accept our Sympathies, Condolences and Prayers for the Family and Friends of Mrs Virginia Keller during this time of loss.
David & Jo ThompsonPrinceton, TX
We are so saddened by the loss of Aunt Virginia. She was so sweet, gentle and loving. She always made us feel loved and welcome when we would visit her and poppa in Uvalde. I am sure she is cooking up a storm in heaven and smiling down at everyone for eternity. May you all be comforted and joyful that she is in heaven. Sending sympathy from Claudia, Julie and Steven and our families
Claudia Keller MairFairview, TX
While I know you are saddened for your loss, rejoice in knowing that she is restored to full health in Heaven, and is in the presence of our loving Father. Cherish your sweet memories..
Charlotte MiniardBulverde, TX
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Virginia’s family. God bless and His Angle’s be with y’all during this sad time. Virgina was a wonderful Mother and Grandmother. Her strength and kindness reflected in everyone she met and friended. She will be missed on this earth but in heaven now watching over us .
Jim & Judy RobertsonBandera, TX
We send our love as you say your earthly farewell to your Mama, Grandmommie and great Grandmommie. She was a sweet and loving lady, and we were so blessed to have her as our Grandmother for so many years. God bless you and may we all look forward to seeing her again when our time here is through. Love you all~~
Denise JohnsonDallas Center, IA
Dearest Anne & family, please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers during this time of sorrow. The passing of a parent is milestone & I am sure that all of you are filled with sweet memories of you precious mother. I did not have the honor of meeting Virginia; however, I know you & I had the privilege of meeting several family members at your birthday party. As I smile & recall the lovely evening, I realize that your mother's legacy is her kind & gracious family! God Bless
Ronda GLewisville, TX
Virginia was always kind and thoughtful. Our condolences to Ann, Mary Sue, and all Virginia's family and friends.
Mike McGeeOak Harbor, WA
June Sights, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary Sue and Anne and families. Your mother was such a beautiful and elegant person. We remember the wonderful gatherings she would host in her home. May your memories bring you comfort and may the angels hasten to greet her.
Jerry and Rita Keller
So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May God bless you and your family. Hope you can find Pease in knowing she is with God.
Connie. RobertsUvalde, TX
Our deepest sympathy to the whole famly. John, Sandy & Cole.
JOHN MCGEEZephyrhills, FL
Ann I am so sorry to hear about your mother, my condolences to you and sister all your family
Rosalinda Reyes ArredondoUvalde, TX
Peggy and I send our sincere condolences.
Jerry and Peggy Evans
Jerry EvansHelotes, TX