Bertha May Cave†

May 15, 1926 Ė

July 5, 2013

Bertha May Cave, 87, passed away in Waxahachie on Friday, July 5, 2013.

Bertha was born in Ennis on May 15, 1926 to John E. and Alvina May (Gorman) Rogers. She grew up in Ennis and attended school there. On July 1, 1946 she married Benjamin Lewis Cave and they made their home in Ennis, then moved to Cedar Creek Lake in 1977 and then to Waxahachie in 2006.

She worked for Southwestern Bell as an operator, for McClainís Grocery and Deli and Austinís Dairy Queen in Ennis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedar Creek and the Rebekah Lodge.

She enjoyed ceramics, cards, bowling and dominoes.

She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Lewis Cave of Waxahachie; two sons, Paul Cave and his wife, Cathy of Keller and David W. Cave of Ennis; two daughters: Wanda Wickliffe of Little Elm and Vicki Hodge and her husband, David of Nacogdoches; eight grandchildren: Rhonda Ford, Melanie Kaye, Jennifer Widra, Russell Cave, Lisa McGraw, Kelly Crane, Erika Hensley and Ryan Hodge; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A celebration of her life will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with the Rev. Ken Alexander officiating. Pallbearers will be Russell Cave, Bobby McGraw, Baron Ford, Brett Kaye, Ryan Hodge and Klint Hensley. Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.