Valeria (Vierus) Mueller
April 22, 1936
January 19, 2020
Loving wife, mother, Mimi, sister, Godmother, aunt, great aunt and precious friend ...Valeria Irene Vierus Mueller, 83, of Latium, went to heaven, Sunday, January 19, 2020.
Valeria was born April 22, 1936 in Wesley, Texas to John and Mary (Borowicz) Vierus. Valeria attended elementary school at Latium School. She then attended Burton High School. She married the love of her life Leo Mueller, October 8, 1955 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham, Texas, the same church where her parents and great-grandparents had all been married.
Valeria worked for Houston Lighting and Power until her children were born. She then began her many years of volunteer activities while raising her three children. She and her husband, Leo, raised their children in a home full of happiness and love.
When living in Houston, she also worked in group ticket sales for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and ultimately became a lifetime member of the rodeo. She was also employed by The Pin Oak Charity Show and Shriners Circus. Additionally, she was a proud Girl Scout leader, Pack leader, and active church member at Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church, as well as numerous other volunteer positions.
Valeria always stood strong in her Catholic faith with her family and friends; and she had an abundance of each. She loved attending mass, delivering communion to the sick, serving as a Eucharistic minister, praying the rosary daily, and nurturing and counseling all people in need. She never met a stranger, because she made sure that she always took the time to know everything about everyone. She had such a vivacious personality and she was a best friend to everyone!
Valeria lived life to the fullest. She loved attending weddings, parties, reunions, showers, and always brought so much joy to the room. She made sure she always attended every funeral and was the first to express love and comfort to any person grieving.
Valeria also loved to travel. She was fortunate enough to experience some of the most beautiful countries in her lifetime with her greatest friends and most beloved family. Valeria was also a woman of many talents. She was a skilled seamstress, sewing many beautiful things including her daughter Sharon’s stunning wedding dress, and the wedding dresses for friends and other family members. She shared a love for baking and created the most elaborate wedding and birthday cakes with her special almond frosting everyone went crazy for. She loved to can fruits, jellies, jams, pickles, and anything that came out of the garden. She showed her granddaughter, Emily, her love of the kitchen. She enjoyed making gorgeous quilts and entering many of them in the fair. She made a special quilt for each of her grandchildren upon their graduation from high school and had a special sewing gift for her daughter and daughter-in-law when she passed.
After she and her beloved husband, Leo, retired to Latium, she became very active in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Church of Latium, Harmonie Hall, Latium Fire Department, Washington County Extension Club, several quilting groups, class reunion committees, family reunion board of officers, and Washington County Fair (where many Championship awards were received). She wrote several history books for Sacred Heart Catholic Church as well as a book on the history of her families. She was an honorary member of Cherry Chapel Church where she enjoyed many fun activities and fellowship. No matter what group it was, she was always on the go.
Of the many roles Valeria had during her life, none meant more to her than her role as Mimi. She adored each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and she never missed an opportunity to be with them or say she loved them very much.
Her loving family includes: daughter Sharon and son-in-law Clint Simpson, son Douglas and daughter-in-law Julie Mueller; grandchildren Neil, Brice, Grant, Trent, and Emily; her great-grandchildren Amalia and Johan; her sister Loretta and brother-in-law Ron Haren; brothers-in-law Fred Imhoff and Kenny Mueller; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, a great aunt, and many wonderful friends.
Valeria’s family will be eternally grateful for all the loving care and kindness given to her by her amazing caregivers who not only cared for her, but cared about her and loved her: Robert and Surlean Mays, Debra Taylor, Felicia King, Rachel Heard, Mabel Hall, April King, Jessica Stewart, Merlean Henry, Genette Taylor and Goldner Mays.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leo Mueller; son Dennis Mueller; parents John and Mary (Borowicz) Vierus; brothers John Jr., David, and Daniel Vierus; and her sisters, Natalie Imhoff and Clarice Konieczny; Leo’s parents Kenny and Emily Mueller; sister- in-law Lynette Mueller and brother-in-law Daniel Mueller.
Visitation will be Friday, January 24, from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm, followed by a rosary at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral mass will be Saturday morning, January 25, at 10:00 am, at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 701 Church Street, Brenham, TX. Officiating will be Msgr. Benedict Zientek, Father Eddie Kucera, Jr., and cousin Deacon Stevie Borowicz; followed by a graveside burial and lunch at the Latium Fire Department, 12255 FM 389 Burton, Texas.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Valeria’s memory to the Sacred Heart Cemetery, 12222 FM 389, Burton, TX 77835 or your favorite charity. God Bless.
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.