Bernice Evelyn Vollmar, 90, daughter of William Odius Vollmar and Hester Martin Vollmar, was born July 7, 1914, at the old Doc Reed place northwest of Oscar. She died Jan. 20, 2005, at Houston House after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.She attended school at Vollmar through the eighth grade and attended church as a child at the Vollmar schoolhouse. She and her mother attended the Raymondville Methodist Church.At age 16, she married Basil Miller of Raymondville. They moved to Tulsa, Okla., where he worked for an oil company. They spent more than 50 years together in a special loving relationship even though being divorced.Ms. Vollmar went to St. Louis, where she worked for Liggett-Myers Tobacco Co. When she returned to Raymondville in 1943, she purchased a house and 20 acres on what is now Orchard Street. She cared for her parents until their deaths in 1956 and 1991 and operated Evans Funeral Home in Raymondville until it closed.She worked at the Lee Co., retiring in 1976.She was a member of the Blue Heaven Club organized in 1937. The club operated a hamburger stand at the Raymondville Picnic, using the proceeds to purchase the first fire truck for Raymondville and support various school projects.She was an avid turkey hunter. In 1984, she killed a 26-pound gobbler with five separate beards. She also gardened, loved cooking and cared for her mother after her retirement.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Wood, Vera Hassell and Audery Smith.Surviving are two brothers, Andy Vollmar of Bokeelia, Fla., and Wayne Vollmar of Collinsville, Ill.Services were Jan. 25 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Vollmar officiating. Burial was in the Vollmar Cemetery. “

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