Title: Obituary from San Antonio Light, Wednesday, Novmber 27, 1957
Title: Obituary from San Antonio Express Thursday, Nov. 28, 1957
Title: Tarrant County, Texas Marriage Records Volume III 16 November, 1892 - 2 November, 1901
Author: Fort Worth Genealogical Society
Note: James Bruce Lewright and "Carrie" Sue Huffman Lewright , as she was known, lived on Arcadia Place in Alamo Heights, San Antonio. The house was a white clapboard, two story house, detached garage, detached servant's quarters in the back, the light fixtures had all been converted to electricity from gas; light switches were push-bottoned; the large butler's pantry was between the kitchen and the dining room, filled with Carrie's collections of china and crystal. An addition of a wall of glass shelves in the dining room, backed with mirrors, was the cause of the loss of much of these cherished items when the shelves fell, breaking most of the crystal pieces. Sue recalls the sorrow with which her Nana (Carrie Sue) told her of this loss. There was a large attic in which Lucy & Sue played "dressup" in many of Nana's old clothes and old drapes and curtains. A Mexican-American family lived in the servant's quarters; Juanita, trained to cook by Carrie Sue, never lost her touch with making tortillas, and would make delicious flour tortillas for Lucy and Sue when asked.
Carrie Sue had a great love of Mexico and the Mexican people. She was one of the ten women who founded the original Pan American Round Table in San Antonio; (now world-wide). From this connection or because of it, she traveled in and around Mexico City as often as Bruce, as he was known, would accompany her. Josephine Lewright Wilkin and Sue Lewright Vosseller were fortunate enough to accompany them on one such trip to Mexico City. Sue traveled with her to San Jose Purua for a month's stay as the mud baths and waters were reputed to be healing for aged and broken bones. Sue had a great time in all that water - three swimming pools as well as he baths. Besides a bowling alley and many young people from Mexico City visiting the spa with their families. Nana (Carrie) charmed all the guests at cocktail hours in the evening, telling many tales of Old Mexico as she remembered it from many visits years previous.
Carrie and Bruce drove vintage cars into their latter years; Bruce's old Cadillac sedan sported more dents than smooth spots from many encounters of the fender-bender type. Carrie's Buick was in far better shape, as she was much more inclined to yield the right-of-way.
Carrie loved the Saint Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, attending tea many afternoons in the parlor area of the lobby, taking Lucy and Sue for brunch on Sundays. Her favorite waiter always saved the "pope's nose" of the turkey for her - much to Lucy & Sue's amazement! Another favorite of hers was the original La Fonda Mexican Restaurant on Main Street. She was loved and respected by many, but being very, very shy, probably never knew just how much.
Bruce, till the day he became very ill and was unable to do so, worked six days a week and never took a vacation that Carrie did not insist they take. He wore dark business suits daily, with stiffly starched, detachable paper collars on his show white shirts. He carried a pocket watch on a chain, with a vest to his suit which he wore even in the summer. No one ever recalls seeing Bruce in any other attire. Bruce would check the time on the grandfather clock at the base of the stairs against his pocket watch each Sunday morning, and wind the grandfather clock. He would turn back the cuff of the shirtsleeves in recognition of the heat of San Antonio, but that's was all. Sue says she never saw him sweat! Sue & Lucy fondly recall his affectionate pats and sweet smile when he welcomed them to the house. He was a very shy man.
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