Brenda Marlene Schirck Welch, 60, of the McLewis Community, passed away May 27, at her home.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 31, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Brother William Ricks of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Orange Ward. Burial will follow at Dorman Family Cemetery in the McLewis Community.

Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 31, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Rapid City, SD, March 7, 1955, she was the daughter of Donald D. Bowman and Inez Mancil Bowman. Brenda was a 1973 graduate of Orangefield High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her dinner dates with her grandchildren. Brenda was the matriarch and strength of her family. She enjoyed attending her church at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Orange Ward, where she had been a member for 32 years, and serving others.

She was preceded in death by her mother; father and mother-in-law, Chester and Gennette Welch; grandparents, Joe and Pearl Bowman and Jesse and Leona Mancil.

Brenda is survived by her husband of 43 years, Eddie L. Welch of McLewis Community; father, Don Bowman of Orange; children, Joshua and Melanie Welch of McLewis, Jeremiah and Heidi Welch of McLewis, Jonah and Jodi Welch of Witter, Ar, and Mandy and Brian Bealer of Williamsburg, Va; 16 grandchildren; brothers, Larry Norvell of Vidor, Randy Schirck of Houston; sisters, Denise Dow of Corsicana and Duska Bourne of Orange.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Schrick, Trey Norvell, Andrew McElhaney, Trevor Bourne, Jimbo Norvell, and David Suarez. Honorary pallbearers are all of her grandsons, Porter Welch, Bowman Welch, Levi Welch, Jed Welch, Eli Welch, Jesse Welch, Jacob Welch, J.J. Welch, Brock Bealer, and Hayden Bealer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.