Jacky Lou Wenzel

05/18/1928 ~


On July 13, 2023, Jacky Lou Wenzel passed peacefully in Canton, Texas with her Daughter and Son-in-Law by her side. She was 95 years young.

She is survived by her children, Sons, Edward Wenzel, Jr. and Mark Wenzel and wife Kristi, Daughter, Kathy Arnold and husband Ronnie, Sister, Susie Martensen and husband Max. Grandchildren, Trey, Troy, Charlotte, Carrin, Bambi, Shelly, Melissa, Deanna, Christy, Tony, Johnny, Jeremy, Julie, Jovanne, Kim, Kristine, Rhonda, Michael, Kristy and Jonathan. Jacky was blessed with thirty-seven Great Grandchildren and six Great Great Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her loving Husband, Edward M. Wenzel, Sr., Father, Ralph H. Calhoon and Step-Mother Margaret Calhoon, her Mother, Louberta Fraser and Step-Father, Art Fraser, her Son, Gary Ralph Wenzel, her Brother Robert H. Goodrich, Great-Grandson, Alex Wenzel, Great-Great Granddaughter, Sophia Grace and Great-Great Grandson, Hudson Neal.

Jacky Lou was born May 18, 1928, in El Dorado, Arkansas. Being an only child of the Depression Era, her parents often moved where work could be found. Many times that meant staying with her Father’s family members and never having a permanent home of her own. She had a loving upbringing being around her Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins, but she dreamed of having a large family and a home of her own that would be the gathering place to welcome all. That dream came true when she married Ed Wenzel on August 28, 1945, had their four children, and built their dream home on 40 acres in Porter, Texas in 1958.

She was truly the Matriarch of the Wenzel family and everyone knew they could always depend on “Mother, Mimaw, Nana, Sister, Aunt, and Friend” when they needed her. Her sense of humor, her laughter, and the “twinkle in her eyes” made any situation better. She was the consummate “Baby Whisperer” and loved all the babies in her family with a heart that was unlimited. She will be missed but never forgotten, for she is embedded in each of our hearts by the wonderful memories she left us.


July 22, 2023
10:00 am
Triumph Christian Center
21758 E Hammond Dr, Porter, TX 77365


July 22, 2023
Brookside Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory and Cemetery
13401 Eastex Fwy, Houston, TX 77039

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