Georgetown’s Clyde and Kay Woerner took a break from the many visitors who stopped by to wish them well, to share memories of a life lived well… together. Their planned celebration at Christ Lutheran Church was canceled, but the Woerners were delighted to have family time with daughters Sheila Jacobs and Kim Turk.
Originally from Fredericksburg, Clyde began his professional life as an Ag teacher and moved to Georgetown in 1970 to work with Wayne Feeds. He later bought three Texas mills, and started his own company, Ful-O-Pet feed.
The Woerners lived next door to Sheriff Henry Matysek for a time, and when Clyde was President of the Kiwanis Club, he proposed the club raise funds and support to erect a sculpture on the grounds of the historic courthouse to honor Mr. Matysek’s 20 years of service to the County. It still stands at the Georgetown square.
Kay was a teacher in GISD and, as a former majorette, gave twirling lessons to Georgetown students.
Kay explained that with all the programs and activities they led and participated in, they didn’t spend much time together. But lucky for Georgetown, they worked with Kiwanis, and founded the Georgetown 4-H Club, Williamson County Horse Club, and Aggie Fish Fry, which provided 6-8 scholarships annually for the past 28 years. As members of Christ Lutheran Church for 50 years, their contributions to Sunday School, church counsel, and Charity BBQ team are many.
Kay also led the Aggie Mom’s Club and Girl Scouts, and both worked with the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo for many years. They also found time to raise champion racehorses on their ranch, played tennis and, most proudly, raised two girls to be contributors to society.
Kim says Kay suffered a hemorrhagic brain stroke three years ago, which many don’t survive. “We are so blessed to still have her with us. She is a fighter and a survivor and has taught us to never give up. Live every day as if it’s your last, and love and cherish your family every minute!”
The Woerners have four granddaughters, and two great grandchildren. Clyde says, “They are very special—few people get the opportunity to know their great-grandparents. We’re blessed and enjoying the celebration… just fat and sassy!”