Ilene C. Perkett

Ilene C. Perkett

d. July 9, 2017

Ilene C. Perkett, 70, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 9, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Marvin and Nettie Goldman Weissfeld and the spouse of Charles R. Perkett. A graduate of The University of Maryland and the University of Connecticut with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, she also attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts Program.

Ilene’s experience in executive leadership of public service organizations positively impacted cities she inhabited in many ways. She was appointed by the Horseshoe Bay City Council as a member of the Horseshoe Bay Lifestyle Issues Study Committee in 2005. She was co-chair of the Horseshoe Bay POA July 4th Family Event in 2008. While residing in Dallas, she was appointed by the Dallas City Council to be commissioner of the City of Dallas Planning and Zoning Commission, on which she served for six years.

During her career, Ilene was executive director of three different nonprofit organizations: Scenic Dallas, the Dallas Women’s Foundation, and The Greater Hartford Arts Council. Also in Hartford, she was a Corporator of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Ilene is remembered with gratitude and deep appreciation for her personal warmth, integrity, strength of character, and enduring curiosity.

Survivors include her husband, Chuck; her sister Bonnie, of Baltimore, Maryland; a sister-in-law, Cindy Fair of Meadowlakes; plus two stepchildren and nine step-grandchildren.

Remembrances may be made to Seton Highland Lakes Hospice.

Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Llano. Email condolences may be sent to

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