Nancy Rader

Nancy Carolyn Morris Rader (Broaddus)

Monday, October 5th, 1931 - Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Nancy was born on October 5, 1931 in Victoria, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald J. Rader, and is survived by her five children, Kendall Laughlin (Sherry), Kelly Rader, Kerry Rader, (Barbara), Kirby Rader (Melody) and Kim Hanselman (Danny), 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Rosemary Prause.

She attended Spring Creek School, Patti Welder High School and graduated from Nazareth Academy in 1948. While living in Robstown, Texas, she met and married Ronald J. Rader.

In 1966, her husband was transferred to Goliad, Texas. At that time, her youngest child started school so she decided to take up sewing for several ladies in the community. This helped out with all the extra things her family needed and was able to be at home when school was out. Along with her sewing, in 1969, she accepted a full time babysitting job and that was the beginning of a 10 year career of helping to care for children of working moms. Sometimes she would have as many as 10 or 15 at a time. You may remember seeing her taking the children for treats at Raymond’s Café or the Drug Store. This was a daily routine that everyone looked forward to.

With all of her own children grown and through school, she retired from babysitting and took a job outside the home in 1979 with LaBahia Construction, managing the office. While still employed, she attended Texas Vocational School at night in 1988. She took typing and computer basics to further her education.
She was always an active member of First Baptist Church in Goliad where she served on many different committees as well as being active in the Ruth Class.

In 2011 she received the Senior Citizens Award from Goliad County due to her tireless service for Senior Citizens.

We would like to thank the staff at Elmcroft, Greatwood, Hospice of South Texas and Dover house for their care for our Mother over these past years.

Visitation will be on March 31, 2020 at Grace Funeral Home in Goliad, Texas from 1:00p.m. until 6:00p.m. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church in Goliad, Texas.
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    Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Grace Funeral Home ~ Goliad
    214 N. Market Street
    GOLIAD, TX 77963
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Private graveside services will be held at a later date.


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Nat Hernandez

Posted at 06:14pm
Nancy was a wonderful lady, a great friend and many times our Mother across the miles. Working for La Bahia she took on other assignments other than secretary. While me and my family were also working for La Bahia and many miles away from home, she was our connection to Goliad. Many times she would run errands for us that were not in her job description for La Bahia, but she made them priority to help us. She will always have a special place in our hearts. We will always cherish all her smiles and all the fun times we enjoyed at the La Bahia's gatherings especially the Christmas Party, she went out of her way so that everything was taken care of. I'm confident that all former La Bahia employees feel the same way. Our sincere condolence to all the family. Your Mother was very Special Lady to many people. With all our Love, Nat and Susan Hernandez

Claude Blackwell

Posted at 04:30am
Enjoyed playing baseball in the backyard on French Street in Cuero. I also remember the swing where we would see who could jump out and land the farthest. Ms. Nancy and my mom struck up a friendship back then that I believe lasted no matter how far apart they lived. They were fellow seamstresses. Praying for your family. CLAUDE BLACKWELL, Jr.

Betty Frisby

Posted at 10:13am
Nancy was a wonderful lady and loving mom. Our families were close when I was young and I always enjoyed going to the Raders to visit. There seemed to be such an abundance of love in that household and always some kind of fun going on. It was amazing how Nancy could manage all the kids, the house, and her sewing with such ease and a with a smile on her face. Whenever I saw her in Goliad through the years, she would stop to talk and catch me up on the family news. She was a proud mom and grandma. My sympathies to all. Betty Frisby

NANCY Catledge

Posted at 08:46am
NANCY became a friend of mine several months ago. She lived in Greatwood Homes where my husband lives. I loved Nancy and loved giving her a hug each day. She was such a sweet person and I miss her. NANCY Catledge

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