Glynda Marian Harrell Eschle

Glynda Marian Harrell Eschle
Glynda Marian Harrell Eschle

Glynda Marian Harrell Eschle was ushered into heaven Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at the age of 82 after a long battle with dementia. She lived at Belmont Senior Living in Lakeway, TX.

Glynda was born January 26,1941 in Panhandle TX, the second of three daughters of Glynn D and Sybil York Harrell.  Glynda grew  up and attended school in Groom where she graduated with the class of 1959. She was active in FHA and 4-H club as well as a majorette with the Tiger band.

After high school, Glynda graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. She was also an All Campus Advisor and member of The Marketing Association. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Texas Tech in 1965.  Glynda loved to sew, do needlework, and cook – especially desserts such as Golden Bubble Ring or chess pie!

Glynda married John Phillip Eschle on Jan 30, 1966. They lived in Groom where they raised their three children and actively participated in church and community activities. In Groom, Glynda began working for the United States Postal Service. Glynda and Johnny moved to Lubbock in 1989 where Glynda continued to work for the USPS. Glynda and Johnny divorced in January 1996.

After retiring, Glynda moved to Austin in 2005. She delighted in spending time with her children and grandchildren, volunteered at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and enjoyed Book Club in Circle C. She was also an active member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church. As a Life Member of Texas Ex-Students Association, Glynda often attended Longhorn events on or around campus. Even in the late stages of dementia, she could sing, “The Eyes of Texas!”

Survivors include her children, John Darron Eschle and his wife Brandi of Flower Mound, TX, Erin Kate Eschle Wolf and husband James of Austin, TX, and Jason Harrell Eschle of Roanoke, TX. Grandchildren, Madison Eschle Mackie and husband Alec, Bailey Eschle Pittman and husband Colton, Leighton Eschle, Julieth, Elysa, Camden and Keston Wolf and Nevin D and Austin Eschle.  Great-grandchild, Anderson Pittman. Sisters, Louise Harrell Mulkey and Beverly Harrell Ingram and husband Jim. In-laws, Nan Clay, Jimmy Eschle and Laine Jennings. Father of their children, John Eschle.

Preceded in death by parents, Glynn D and Sybil York Harrell, in-laws, George and Elsie Riddle Eschle, and brother-in-law, Robert J Mulkey.

Glynda’s family would like to thank the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, the staff at Belmont Senior Living as well as Silverado Hospice for the love and care given throughout her final months; we appreciate you!

Glynda chose JOY as her mantra. She would often say, “This is the ONLY dance,” and lived life to the fullest!

Celebration of Life Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Groom United Methodist Church, Groom, TX.  Burial will be in Groom Cemetery.  Per Glynda’s request, please wear bright colors to contribute to the celebration

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Groom United Methodist Church, PO Box 489, Groom Texas 79039-0489

7 Replies to “Glynda Marian Harrell Eschle”

  1. I’ll never forget the summers with my grandparents George and Elsie Eschle and our many Sunday dinner get-togethers with Aunt Glynda, Uncle Johnny and family. There was always enough food to feed a small town (which of course it did!). My condolences go out to all of Aunt Glynda’s family & friends — and especially Darren, Erin, and Jason as they mourn her passing. There is comfort knowing she is in a peaceful and wonderful place.

  2. I am sorry to hear this sad news I knew Glenda when she was in the Austin Newcomer’s group and remember her as a very gracious positive and fun loving lady. We shared an interest our initial careers of Home Economics.
    My condolences to all her friends and family.
    Kind regards..Roz Stephenson.

  3. Glynda and I met in college – we lived across the hall only one semester at UT but she has been a special friend through the years. I also remember her mom and dad at the Craig so we were able to renew our friendship probably 20 years ago. Glynda was just a delightful, sweet person and I treasure the special memories I have of her. She chose to be happy!! I send my condolences to all her family. May God comfort you all in a special way during this time.

  4. She and her whole family were great “Groomites”….I was a little older than her kids BUT my brother and sister who were Groom graduates knew ALL of the Harrells and Eschle’s…. What do remember of her was she was ALWAYS doing something for her church, her kids or something at school…. THOSE kind of people are gems that make a place like Groom a great place to call Home!!!
    My family sends their deepest condolences to her family…. May the Lord wrap his loving arms of comfort around each and everyone of you as we ALL have lost a “gem”.

  5. Glynda was a delightful sister-in-law. Since I have no brothers and sisters, she was even more special to me. Even though neither of us stayed married to an Eschle, we maintained a wonderful friendship through the years, and she was so kind to call me often and fill me in on all that was going on with her children and grandchildren. I will truly miss all of that camaraderie.

  6. Glynda lived just three houses to the north of us. She was a good friend of my parents and always nice to me, much nicer than I deserved. She was a very sweet woman and a comforting reminder of growing up in Groom.

  7. As my friend, Glynda was the most straightforward person I knew. We were in our twenties, young wives and mothers. We shared recipes, tips on raising kids, games of bridge, cat stories, love of doll collections, and small town gossip. She always said exactly what she was thinking. She was curious about everything and everyone and found joy in ordinary things. I am grateful to have known her. My condolences to her family and friends.

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