Ella Louise Burba obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Ella Louise Burba

June 2, 1926 - January 12, 2016

Obituary


Ella Louise Burba, 89, of Austin, Texas peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. She was born June 2, 1926, in Laredo, Texas to Thomas and Ella Mussett.

Ella Louise grew up in Conroe, Texas developing at an early age a devotion to music that lasted throughout her life; a devotion matched only by her love for God and her family. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Music degree. There she met the love of her life B.C. "Buddy" Burba. They were married for over 66 years.
...

Ella Louise Burba, 89, of Austin, Texas peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. She was born June 2, 1926, in Laredo, Texas to Thomas and Ella Mussett.

Ella Louise grew up in Conroe, Texas developing at an early age a devotion to music that lasted throughout her life; a devotion matched only by her love for God and her family. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Music degree. There she met the love of her life B.C. "Buddy" Burba. They were married for over 66 years.

Ella Louise was a longtime member of both the Austin District Music Teachers Association and the Texas Music Teachers Association. A mentor and friend to scores of her fellow teachers, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the ADMTA in 2005, served as both President and President-Emeritus of the TMTA, and received the TMTA Teacher of the Year Award in 1992. Having taught piano for over fifty years in both Austin and Dripping Springs, she is fondly remembered by her hundreds of students and their families for her grace, good humor, and the signature punch served at her Christmas recitals.

Ella Louise is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Buddy. She will be sadly missed by her son, Ed Burba; daughter, Sharon Burba and husband, John DeAngelo; grandchildren, Andrea Burba Fiebiger and husband, Ryan and Jayton Burba; and great-grandchildren, Layla Pearl Fiebiger and Waylon Dean Fiebiger; sister, Marilyn Rhodes; numerous other relatives; and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, January 18, 2016, in the Chapel of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home with Brother Albert Newton officiating. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

Honoring Ella Louise as pallbearers will be Tim Newton, Charlie Varnell, Robert Westrup, Billy Wehring, Jayton Burba, and BT Rhodes. Honorary pallbearer will be Ryan Fiebiger.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Austin at www.hospiceaustin.org, the Bluebonnet Auxiliary of Dripping Springs at www.greatnonprofits.org/org/bluebonnet-auxiliary, or the charity of your choice.