Roylyn (McCulley) Coufal, Class of '53

Roylyn “Tasha” Coufal passed away on Sept. 8, 2011, peacefully in her sleep at her home in Gonzales.

She was born Florence Roylyn McCulley on Dec. 10, 1934, to Roy and Elizabeth McCulley in Comstock.

Roylyn was very interested in the world about her.  She enjoyed reading (especially histories and mysteries), political discussion, making and working puzzles, and was involved in numerous activities throughout her life.  She lived in Germany with her military husband, Ron Julius, and traveled all over Europe and to other places on the globe. She was a lifelong member of the Episcopal church, had many friends and was much loved by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  At various times in her life, she worked independently as an insurance broker, a real estate broker, owned and operated a store specializing in needlepoint, owned and published The Goat Magazine, and raised goats, miniature donkeys, and Dexter and longhorn cattle.

Roylyn is survived by her children Greg and Linda Julius, Cynthia Cooper, and Clay and Lissa Julius, as well as by her bonus children LeRoy and Sharon Coufal, Karen Housner, Charlie Coufal, and Jeannine and William Byrd. Altogether, she had 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Ruth Wardlaw and Patsy Cooley and husband Roy Coufal.

A requiem Eucharist will be celebrated in thanksgiving for her life at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Gonzales. Fr. Randy Melton will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Friends of Gonzales Animal Shelter, 505 St. Francis, Gonzales 78629; the Gonzales Public Library, 415 St. Matthew, Gonzales 78629; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.

Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.