February 16, 1933 – December 29, 2017
Evelyn Louise Ebrom Dreitner, age 84, entered the nearer presence of her Lord Friday, December 29, in San Antonio. She was born February 16, 1933 in San Antonio. Her parents, Edward and Mary; brothers, Herman and Charles; husband, Victor; and son-in-law, Thomas Upton predeceased her.
As a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Evelyn loved her family. Her favorite moments were when the family gathered for holidays and special events; even celebrating one final Christmas with all of her loving family at her bedside. Evelyn was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in San Antonio. Evelyn was a talented musician. She was the first female allowed to play the organ at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for the Liederkranz. She continued her musical passion by giving her gifts to God every day as the organist at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Port Lavaca, where she lived for over 45 years. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining in Port Lavaca; she ensured the parish priests would get a homecooked meal every week. She helped educate and strengthen children in the Catholic faith and prayers by teaching Catechism for many years.
Survivors include her sister, Sister John Martin Ebrom; her five children, Mary Jane Upton, Victor Dreitner (Stacy), Caroline Mowen (Curt), Cindy Epley (Gregg), and Anthony Dreitner (Kathy); eight grandsons Christopher Mowen (Kristyn), T.J. Upton (Marriah), Corey Mowen, Keith Epley, Brian Epley, Nathaniel Nguyen, Blake and Grayson Dreitner; two great-grandsons, Ryver and Beckett Mowen and numerous other relatives and friends.
The Rosary will be held at Porter Loring Mortuary North (San Antonio) on Wednesday, January 10 at 7 p.m. Evelyn’s funeral mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (San Antonio) on Thursday, January 11 at 10 a.m. Late Thursday afternoon, Evelyn will be laid to rest next to her husband at St. Mary’s Cemetery in High Hill, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (http://sfasat.org/newonlinegivingplatform/) or directly to St. Francis of Assisi Mobile Loaves and Fishes (http://sfasat.org/MLF/donate.htm). Evelyn’s family is most grateful for the loving care, compassion, and comfort provided by Dr. Neela Patel and by the nurses and staff at Kindred Hospice on Blanco Rd.