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“To the family of Louise E. Settles, I am sorry for your loss. She must have been an amazing woman. May you be blessed through all her works. I...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Julie Gayle Graham - Roanoke, VA

“Judi, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of you Mom. No matter the age, you will always miss your mother. I did not realize that our moms were born...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Vicky Porterfield - Austin, TX

“Louise was a wonderful Christian lady. I shall always remember her calmness and grace. What a wonderful life she had. Sincerely, Linda Brazel ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: Linda Brazel - San Antonio, TX

“Chuck, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Jo Ortega ”
4 of 28 | Posted by: Jo Ortega - Gilbert, AZ

“Judi and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God carry you through this time with His love, comfort, and peace. Praise God, we...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Reis Family - Bay City, TX

“Chuck, Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you. You have our deepest sympathy. ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Javier Ortega - Gilbert, AZ

“May God bless you all during this difficult time of loss. May he comfort you and surround you all with his peace and strength. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Melissa Effner - San Antonio, TX

“Judi and family, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May wonderful memories of your mother sustain you and ease your...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: F.E. & Beverly Pryor - TX

“You have my deepest condolences. Louise was a wonderful and sweet lady. I will hold your family in my prayers. ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: Karen Warminsky - San Antonio, TX

“Chuck, My deepest condolences to you and your family. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Melinda Suniga - San Antonio, TX

“Best Wishes in your time of sorrow. ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Kelly Caraway - Nixon, TX

“I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Adriana Mendoza - San Antonio, TX

“To Chuck and his beautiful wife Pat, I just wanted to let the both of you know that I am praying for you all and the family. Remember, God...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Stephanie A. Rover - San Antonio, TX

“Sorry to here about your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: Tahseen Ahmed - San Antonio, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: Harold K. Bandy - Brentwood, TN

“Chuck, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Paula Pegg - Winchester, KY

“What a wonderful life to celebrate. Thanks to the family for sharing such an uplifting story of a beautiful life. Please know that you and family...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Charles - Schertz, TX

“My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Settles family. ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Gina Gilpatrick - Nashville, TN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Cindy Becker - San Antonio, TX

“Chuck, I am saddened to learn of your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Sharon Chitrit - San Antonio, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. God Bless You and Your Family. ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: LaTina Harris (BHS) - San Antonio, TX

“Although I did not personally know the Settles "family", I do however work with Chuck Jr. And what I know about Chuck he is a wonderful person as I...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Amber Marksbury - San Antonio, TX

“Sorry Chuck. ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Ted Willms - castroville, TX

“Thinking and Praying for your family during this difficult time. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Brooke Marler - Nashville, TN

“Chuck, I am sorry to hear about the lost of your mother. You and your family will be in my prayers. May God Bless each and everyone of you. Diane...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Diane Groom - San Antonio, TX

“"Weezie" was one of the sweetest women I have ever known. The heart remembers most what it has loved best. May memories comfort you and bring...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Jeff Sanders - Estes Park, CO

“I remember Mrs. Settles as my best friend's Mom. She was a Christian. She was a strict Mom ... but kind and fair in everything. She will be missed by...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Steve Thompson - Huntsville, AL

“May the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, provide to you the comfort of knowing that your loved one, Louise, is with the Lord. ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Wm. Rowan Settles - Wichita, KS


Settles On February 13, 2010, the spirit of Louise E. Settles passed into the hands of the Lord at the age 93. Louise was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on June 30, 1916 to Vincenzo and Jenny Femia (nee Jenny Matteson). As a young woman she worked as a bookkeeper for Bethlehem Steel and then left home in March of 1943 to join the Women's Army Corp. She served in the South Pacific in New Guinea and Philippine Islands in 1944. There she met her future husband, Charles Ray Settles, who was serving in the Army Air Corp in New Guinea. They were married in Manila on June 9, 1945. At the end of the war in the Pacific, the couple left the service, returned to the U.S. and located in Ft. Worth, Texas to begin their family. They had two children Charles Ray Jr. (1947) and Judith Lee (1951). Charles Ray Sr. reentered the service in 1947, joining the United States Air Force. The family lived at Fairchild Air Force Base, near Spokane, Washington from 1952 to 1959 and Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 1959- 1962 before locating in San Antonio, Texas, where Charles Ray Sr. retired from active duty. The family remains in San Antonio Texas. Louise enjoyed life as an Air Force family and volunteered in many service related organizations including Air Force Wives Club and as a medical assistant at a women's health clinic as a Gray Lady. She additionally served as Cub Scout Den Mother and Sunday School Teacher. She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church for over 40 years, where she served on numerous committees and sang in the church choir. Her talents included sewing, embroidery, knitting, quilting, painting, baking and canning. She enjoyed playing games with friends and family and particularly enjoyed crossword puzzles. Louise is survived by her spouse of 64 years, Charles Ray Settles Sr.; her son Charles Ray Settles Jr. and wife Pat, daughter Judi Wade and husband Mike; daughter-in-law Donna Lindsey Settles; grandchildren Kathleen Settles-Horejsi and husband Frank, Rachel Settles Moore and husband William Tyler Moore III, Thomas Robert Settles and wife Cynthia, Scott Ray Martin and wife Aimee, Kathryn McVey and husband Kent; great grandchildren Ashlyn Moore, Matthew Joseph Settles, Madelyn Moore, Charles Robert Settles and Merilyn Moore, Michael McVey, Matthew McVey; and siblings Joseph Femia and wife Dolly and Edie Drennan and husband Eddie. Services will be held at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 4114 S.W. Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Visitation at 9:30 AM followed by services at 10:30 AM. Louise will be put to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in private service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

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