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Sue Wegenhoft Briscoe

December 9, 1926 - July 28, 2019

The Lord called Sue Wegenhoft Briscoe home July 28, 2019. She was born in Rock Island, TX on December 9, 1926 to Oscar and Elsie Wright Wegenhoft. Her family has lived in Colorado County for generations.

Sue is survived by her brother Bill Wegenhoft, one niece Cindy Moran, two nephews Curt Wegenhoft and Carl Wegenhoft, great niece Rachel Wegenhoft and great nephews William, Elliott and Mitch.

She will be greatly missed by her family and many, many friends. She has touched each one of them in a special way during her life.

Sue graduated from high school at San Marcos Baptist Academy as Valedictorian and continued her education at Baylor University receiving a BBA Degree with a major in accounting. She continued her studies at the University of Texas where she received a Masters of Business Administration Degree with a major in accounting and law.

In 1951, Sue received her certificate as a Certified Public Accountant. In 1979, she was appointed by the Governor of Texas as the first woman CPA to ever serve on the Texas State Board of Public Accounting for a six-year term. She was appointed County Auditor of Colorado County and served in that capacity from 1951 until December 1954. During that time, she served as a state officer of the County Auditor's Association of Texas. In 1954, she resigned as County Auditor and went into public accounting. She owned her own firm from 1954 until 1979, when she retired.

From 1954 until 1979, Sue was active in the accounting profession. She was a member of the American Society of Women Accountants and served that organization as National Director for two years; National Treasurer for one year, and was National Vice President for one year. She was asked to be National President by that organization in 1956, but declined because of the large accounting practice she was carrying at that time.

During this time, Sue was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. In 1958, she was in the first edition of Who's Who of American Women. She was in the twelfth edition of the World Who's Who in Commerce and Industry. In 1962, she was in the publication Texas Women of Distinction.

Sue was actively involved in the Republican Party for many years. She was a delegate from Colorado County to the State Republican Convention in 1968 through 1978. She was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1972 and 1976. She served as Committee Woman to the State Republican Executive Committee for ten years prior to serving on the SREC. She served as State Treasurer of the Texas Federation of Republican Women from January 1968 through September 1970.
Sue was a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbus, Texas. She served on the Board of Trustees of San Marcos Baptist Academy from 1981 to 1990. She was very interested in traveling, having made two trips around the world. The first trip was in 1964 north of the equator and the second in 1980 south of the equator. She hunted in East Africa in 1967. Her favorite places were Hawaii, New Zealand and Switzerland.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church in Columbus, Texas. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Victor Morrison officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers will be Carl Milentz, Matthew Milentz, Charles Cole, Mike Thompson, Rod Adkins, J.L. Obenhaus, Jon Gregory and Jesse Koch.

Memorials may be made to Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas, 1818 Columbus Ave, Waco, TX 76701 or online at www.pregnancycare.org/donate and Sue Briscoe in the comment field.

 
 


Sue Wegenhoft Briscoe
December 9, 1926 - July 28, 2019
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