Roxanna (Cecillia Trent) Calley , 65, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday August 20, 2011 at M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas surrounded by family and friends.
Roxanna was born in Austin, Texas on January 31, 1946, the daughter of the Cecil and Mildred (Whitener) Trent. She grew up in Pasadena, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas in 1968, she taught English in Pasadena public schools until 1985, when she moved with her husband and daughter to Fayette County. There she continued to teach twelfth grade English Literature at La Grange I.S.D. until retirement in 2004 with 36 years of public school service. She was a member of the Fayette County Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma for 31 years and served as president from 1992-1994, received honors as La Grange High School Teacher of the Year, UIL-Southwestern Bell Sponsor Excellence Award for her LaGrange student contestant’s efforts in Literary Criticism and Prose and Poetry, along with being named UT EX Students La Grange High School Teacher of the Year in 1992-1993 and a long-time member of the Fayette County Texas Exes. In 1984 Roxanna founded the largest Leo Club within the Lions Club International. Her passion in retirement was volunteering at her church, FUMC-LaGrange, especially in the LOGOS after school program and on behalf of the church at Second Chance Emporium.
Roxanna is survived by her beloved husband of 44 years, L.J. Calley, one daughter, Lisa Calley Clevener and husband Josh of Waco, Texas; three grandchildren, Felix, Augie and Ava Clevenger; parents; sister, Elizabeth Trent and brother, Cecil M. Trent, Jr.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home, 208 W. Pearl, La Grange, Texas. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday August 24, 2011 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at First Methodist Church, La Grange, Texas, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 25th, 2011. Burial will follow at Plum Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, % Prosperity Bank, P.O. Box 8 La Grange, Texas or to FUMC-LaGrange Building Fund, P.O. Box 89, LaGrange, TX 78945.