Mildred L. Wiedenhoff 

Published 6:47 am Friday, December 30, 2022

September 16, 1927 – December 3, 2022

Mildred L. Wiedenhoff, 95, a longtime resident of Groves, Texas, passed away peacefully and went to be  with her Lord on December 3, 2022.

Mildred was born on September 16, 1927, to R.C. and Lillie Jones in  Logansport, Louisiana.

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She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Groves, Texas, for over 50 years  where she sang in the choir and played both the piano and organ during services.

Mildred was a talented musician with a beautiful voice and teamed with sister Margie early in life to sing  as a duo at church, local events, and civic club functions around Groves and Port Arthur.

Mildred and Margie were a highlight on the local radio station when there was no such thing as television.

Other than music, her hobbies included fishing, challenging crossword puzzles, and raising two daughters. Later in life she became an avid golf fan, although she did not play.

She watched the Golf Channel and  PGA tournaments faithfully and often read golf periodicals. She became a very knowledgeable fan and  traveled to Tarpon Springs, Florida, to see her favorite golfer, Tiger Woods, in person on his much published return to golf after major surgery and thoughts of retirement in 2015.

She especially enjoyed  traveling and living with her husband in multiple cities throughout the United States during his 25 years of  service in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents R.C. and Lillie Jones, her husband J.N. Wiedenhoff, five  sisters Vernell Keene (Lloyd), Melva Davis (Fred), Marjorie Blackwell (T.C.), Billie Smith (Fred), Letha  Rae Mudd (Gearld), one brother R.C. Jones (Eddie), and a grandson, Nicholas Sveen.

Survivors are her daughters, Joanne Gallien (Ronald) of Sarasota, Florida, and Kerna Sveen (Frodie) of  Chino, California, granddaughter Kathy Jones of Sarasota, Florida, grandson Allen Jones (Rachel) of  Dothan, Alabama, and grandson Kristian Sveen of Chino, California. She is also survived by five great  grandchildren, two, soon to be three, great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens.