Nita Faye Clark Giesler, 81, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Boerne, Texas, of complications from a hip fracture. She was a native of Sweetwater, Texas and was born April 13, 1931, to Garland Felix (G.F.) and Helen Sawyer Clark. Nita attended Sweetwater High School.
Nita married Daniel Lee (Dan) Giesler in the First United Methodist Church, Colorado City, Texas, June 28, 1948. Married for 64 years, they were always best friends; their bond was a partnership forged from love and laughter, enduring through life’s hardships and trials.
Nita was constantly learning. She was a voracious reader and always had a book or encyclopedia volume within reach. She was a talented artist, expressing her creativity through poetry, watercolor and oil paintings and woodworking. Her last exhibited painting won the blue ribbon at the Jones County Fair and Exhibition. Nita loved gardening and was a master with both vegetable and flower gardens. She loved all animals, but held horses and dogs closest to her heart. Nita continued her childhood love of horses and barrel racing through her life; one of her most cherished possessions was the saddle her Daddy made for her when she was a teenager. Nita and Dan operated a successful trucking operation as partners for over 20 years, retiring to Oak Creek Lake in 1997.
Nita is preceded in death by her parents, G.F. and Helen Clark; and her grandparents; Dr. and Mrs. O.P. Clark and Anderson M. and Lela Sawyer.
Nita is survived by husband Daniel Lee of Boerne, Texas; daughters, Kathryn (Kaci) Giesler Poindexter of Spring Branch, Texas and Danna (DJ) Giesler Roberts of Canyon Lake, Texas; son, Jimmy Lee Giesler of Anson, Texas; grandchildren, Daniel Roberts of Mico, Texas, Traci Roberts Zepeda of Dallas, Texas, Nichole Giesler Buckley, Sharae Giesler Glasgow, Diedra Giesler Wargo, all of Abilene, Texas; Michael Summerford, Marcus McWilliams, Madison McWilliams, all of Lubbock, Texas; 18 great-grandchildren, and seven nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held in Sweetwater, Texas, at a later date, to be announced. The family wishes to thank Vaughan’s Funeral Home of Boerne, Texas, and Alamo Hospice for their support during this time of grief. In lieu of flowers, and to honor Nita’s love of animals, please make a donation to your local animal shelter or to Hill Country Animal League, 924 N. Main St., Boerne, TX 78006 (http://hcaltx.com/ ).
Wife, Mother, Grandmother: Nita leaves a legacy of laughter and love, wisdom and hope. Heaven rejoices at her presence.
To leave a message for the family, please visit www.vaughanfuneralhome.com . Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vaughan’s Funeral Home of Boerne.