ELSIE ELLEN HUMMEL BERGFELD, 78, of Conroe, TX
passed away on Sept. 15, 2005, with burial at Garden
Mrs. Bergfeld was born on May 31, 1926 in Ranger, TX.
She was the daughter of Iris Lowe Hummel (RHS-1924). She
attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1943, also
Tarleton State University and later graduated from the
Chicago Conservatory of Music in Chicago, IL. After
graduation, she taught music for several years. She
and her husband, Bill, moved to Conroe in 1957, where
she taught Kindergarten for 20 years at Anderson Elementary.
Elsie helped Bill create and run a successful business,
Conroe Feeders Supply, Inc., which has been operating
since their arrival in Conroe in 1957. Mrs. Bergfeld was
also active in many organizations: the Montgomery County
Fair Association, Lifetime Member, Montgomery County Fair
Queen Committee, Montgomery Cty, Trail Riders Association,
Montgomery County Scholarship Trail Ride Committee, Houston
Livestock Show and Rodeo - Lifetime Member, Women's Box
Seat Committee, and the International Committee. In January
this year, Mrs. Bergfeld was honored as a diplomat for the
At the time of her death, she was survived by her husband
of 57 years, William A. Bergfeld, Jr. of Conroe; sons,
William A. Bergfeld III and wife Lynn Simpson and Chuck
Bergfeld and wife Debbi, all of Conroe; brother, Jack
Hummel (RHS-1951) and wife Carol of Denver, CO; grand-
children, Lauren Bergfeld, William A. Bergfeld IV, Bo
Bergfeld, Chase Bergfeld, Boone Bergfeld, and Branson
Bergfeld. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family
members and friends also survive.
Elsie and Bill enjoyed deer hunting on their ranch, quarter
horse racing (last count was about 15 horses), fishing,
etc. and attending athletic events their numerous grand-
children entered. She and her family were "die hard"
Texas Aggie fans.