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Brenda Kay Bartz

April 6, 1956 — June 30, 2023


Brenda Kay Bartz, 67, resident of Emory, Texas, passed away in the early morning hours of June 30th, 2023. Brenda had her family at her bedside as she transitioned into her eternal life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Brenda was born in Austin, Texas, on April 6th, 1956. Her mother and father were Haskel and Marge Holmes of Austin, Texas. Haskel preceded Brenda in death, and she missed him terribly.

Brenda had one sister, Beverly Evans of Cedar Park, Texas, and one brother, Brian Holmes of Llano, Texas. They were all extremely close. The Three “B”s. Beverly and Brian were both by her side as she passed. Brenda also loved her brother-in-law, James Evans, and her sister-in-law, Debbie Holmes.

Brenda was married to Jim Bartz for almost 50 years. They were constant companions, truly devoted and loving to each other. They enjoyed spending time together at their RV park, and camping in Rock Port, Texas, during the winter months. Jim was at her side and cared for her all the way to the end of this life. They married young and grew up together. Both fiery personalities with never a dull moment. Together, they have one son, Jimmy Bartz of Leander, Texas. Brenda was incredibly proud of Jimmy and bragged about him to everyone she met. Brenda was an excellent mother displaying the perfect balance of loving and stern. She kept Jimmy in line and raised him to be a wonderful husband to his wife, Dena, and a wonderful father to his children.

Brenda doted on her grandson, Travis Bartz of Leander, Texas. To the grandkids, she was known as Mimi. There were no limits to the amount of spoiling and the amount of sugar. Brenda also loved her additional inherited grandchildren by a blended family, John Armstrong of Leander, Texas, David Armstrong of Leander, Texas, and Alynna Armstrong of Fort Worth, Texas, as well as a great-grandchild, little Waylon. Brenda enjoyed time spent at holidays, and the RV-park with all of her family.

Brenda was the Queen of Real Estate. She sold properties for many years in Austin and then continued when she moved to Lake Fork. She was very successful, knowledgeable, and well respected in her field. Everyone that knew her said she could “sell ice to an Eskimo”.

Brenda loved her family. She was a strong woman. The kind that would lay down and die for her family if needed. She was funny, witty, smart and a neatnik. She had a flair for organization and took pride in providing a clean, comfortable home for her family. She was also a very good cook. Overall, she was a wonderful woman that left this earth a little too early.

She left behind a slew of cousins/friends/nieces/nephews. She touched lives and made an impact on way too many to be able to list here. She was a person that made this world a better place. She will be severely missed in this life, until we are able to meet her again in the next one.

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