Lillian (Thein) Birx
February 29, 1928
October 2, 2020
Lillian Elizabeth Birx, age 92, passed away October 2, 2020 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Washington, Texas. She was a wonderful mother of four, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many.
Lillian was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 29, 1928, making her a leap year baby. Her parents were John Thein and Agnes Wittensoldner Thein. She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and lived in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. On November 8, 1947, Lillian married Arthur E. Birx in Millvale, Pennsylvania. Arthur preceded her in death on November 4, 2011. She moved to Texas in 2006 and lived in Brenham and later in Washington to be with her daughter Diane Holt and son-in-law Steve. She loved animals and enjoyed fishing, playing Bingo, shopping and having a highball with son-in-law Steve.
She was preceded in death by parents, husband, brother John Thein, and sister Agnes “Honey” Thein.
She is survived by: children, Gloria Newman and spouse Robert of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Arthur Birx Jr. and spouse Karen of North Carolina, Carol Ray and spouse Dave of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Diane Holt and spouse Brian Steven Holt of Washington, Texas; 9 grandchildren and their spouses, Robert Newman, Joseph and Kristi Newman, Edward and Jenny Newman, David and Angie Shea Ray, Arthur and Emily Ray, Matthew and Jacquelyn Birx, Jason and Kristen Ray, Brian Ray and Daniel Birx; 15 great grandchildren; sister Leona “Sissy” Thein Karchesky; brother Albert Thein; 21 nieces and nephews along with numerous other relatives; good friends and companions especially Patricia Tomachefsky of Brenham, Texas, Alma Toca Robles of Navasota, Texas, Arnoldo Reyes of Navasota, Texas.