Edna Mae Jungbecker Hurley, 1930-2020


Edna Mae Jungbecker Hurley, a longtime resident of Quitman, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at age 89. Born in the Houston Heights on Aug. 20, 1930 to Alfred and Hulda Sander Jungbecker, Edna enjoyed a happy childhood along with two sisters, Arline and Elvera, among their large extended family in Houston, Galveston, Brenham and Shiner.   

She graduated from North Texas State University, with a BBS in foods and nutrition, married the love of her life Ken on Sept. 8, 1951, and started their adventure together spanning over 60 years. Their love and devotion to each other was inspiration to all and will last forever.  

She was a very proud and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She is preceded in passing by her parents, husband and sisters. She leaves behind her two loving daughters, Carolyn of Quitman and Marilyn and her husband Lonnie Lambert of Arlington; two treasured grandsons, Adam Lambert and his wife Katie of Houston and great-grandchildren Henry and Claire, and Ryan Lambert and his wife Holly of West Lake Hills and great-grandchild Diane, as well as extended family and friends.

She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. 

A visitation was held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Lowe’s Funeral Home in Quitman. A graveside service celebrating her life was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Yantis Cemetery, 809 County Road 1800, Yantis, officiated by the Rev. Jay Jackson, senior pastor of Longview UMC.