January 29, 1935 – January 14, 2021
Wilda Furr Meixner, PhD, 85, passed away January 14, 2021 in Austin Heart Hospital following a massive heart attack.
Wilda, had an amazing life from beginning her education in a one room schoolhouse in Hext, Texas to graduating with her doctorate from A & M University.
She married cowboy Arthur Meixner and lived a nomadic life from one ranch to another until he became foreman of the Kokernot O6 Ranch in west Texas and remained there several years.
She had worked as an office clerk, legal secretary, bookkeeper, accountant, and office managers until his death.
She began to pursue higher education at Sul Ross University in Alpine.
She then graduated with a Master’s degree from Southwest Texas and finished her education with her doctorate.
She finished her career as professor and director of accounting at Southwest Texas State/Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Her memberships included Who’s Who in American Education Colleges and Universities, Alpha Chi Horner Society, and Beta Alpha Psi National Accounting Association.
At the university she held many offices and committee assignments within the American Accounting Association, The American Institution of Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (San Antonio and Austin chapters) and Southwestern Federation of Administrative Disciplines.
Her community involvement included activities in the First United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, League of Women Voters, Friends of Fine Arts, Hill Country Community Theater, and served on the Board of the Homeowners Association in Oak Ridge Estates.
Wilda is survived by son Mike of Burnet, son Hugh of Richland Springs, daughter Shayne McBride of Burnet, sister Andra Furr Stevens of Horseshoe Bay, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by husband, Arthur, daughter Regina, parents Hubert and Georgia Dunning Furr, and brother Carlton.
Her passions in life were horseback riding, especially with her best friend, Toni Ackle, dancing and traveling.
Interment will be a private ceremony at the cemetery in Alpine on Tuesday, January 19.