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In Memory of

Melba Ruth Zett

December 11, 1928 - January 6, 2018

Obituary


Melba Ruth Tidwell Zett was born December 11, 1928 in Granger, Texas to Powell Percy Tidwell, Sr. and Alvena Maurer. She passed peacefully from this life to her heavenly home on January 6, 2018, at the age of 89 surrounded by a room full of loving family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Method Zett, who was the love of her life, her parents, and seven beloved siblings. She is survived by three children who she raised by herself after Method passed at a young age; Paula Cibulka (Dan), Dale Zett (Rose),...

Melba Ruth Tidwell Zett was born December 11, 1928 in Granger, Texas to Powell Percy Tidwell, Sr. and Alvena Maurer. She passed peacefully from this life to her heavenly home on January 6, 2018, at the age of 89 surrounded by a room full of loving family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Method Zett, who was the love of her life, her parents, and seven beloved siblings. She is survived by three children who she raised by herself after Method passed at a young age; Paula Cibulka (Dan), Dale Zett (Rose), and Marsha Gardner (Clay) all of whom reside in Austin; three grandchildren, Christopher Cibulka (Jeanette), Jessica Schilder, and Jamie Driscoll (Matt); and two great-grandchildren; Trevor and Nash and has one great-grandchild on the way; sister, Imojean Cowart; one brother, Kenneth Tidwell; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

She was a parishioner at St. Mary Cathedral for over sixty years. Her faith in the Lord was strong and she rarely missed Sunday Mass. In her younger years she was very active in helping with the CCD program and belonged to various other ministries.

The majority of her work career was with The Railroad Commission of Texas where she worked in the Oil and Gas Division. She retired from State service in August of 1993. She was an excellent seamstress, cook and baker. She especially loved gardening and nature. She created a beautiful garden oasis in her yard and loved to watch the birds coming to the feeder, especially the gold finches. She loved hosting events for her family including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Sunday celebrations.
We will miss her immensely and will never forget the unique and special woman she was. Her memory will live in our hearts forever.

The family wishes to offer special thanks to the doctors, nurses and attendants at St. David's South Austin Hospital.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with Recitation of Holy Rosary on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Cook-Walden/Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 AM at St. Mary's Cathedral on Friday, January 12, 2018; with interment to immediately follow at Assumption Cemetery.