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Amanda Marie Hurst Ochse

Obituary for Amanda Marie Hurst Ochse

April 28, 1921 - April 14, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 96

... proud to be the eldest living descendant of Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of C.H. Guenther & Son ...

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With the passing of Amanda Marie Hurst Ochse on the morning of Saturday, April 14, 2018, both her family and San Antonio lost an amazing woman.

Amanda loved her family and was proud to be the eldest living descendant of Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of C.H. Guenther & Son. Amanda was born on April 28, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Regina Augusta Beckmann & Laurence Barrett Hurst.

After moving with her parents back to San Antonio at age 5, Amanda enjoyed a life filled with family, life-long friends and a strong commitment to her community. In addition to raising three wonderful children, Amanda tirelessly assisted in founding numerous local organizations and volunteered continually through her lifetime.

Despite all of her time commitments to her volunteer work, she always had time to spend with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed time for weekly bridge games with her dear friends. She led a full life and enjoyed the blessing of 10, soon 11, great-grandchildren.

She and her husband, William W. Ochse, purchased The St. Anthony Hotel, where she served on the Board of Directors.

Amanda's board affiliations and/or executive positions included: Boy Scouts of America-Alamo Council (Ex-ecutive Board Member), Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children (President, Chairman & Advisory Board Member), San Antonio Air Force Community Council, San Antonio Museum Association, The Witte Museum, San Antonio Conservation Society, San Antonio Art League, Institute of Texas Cultures, The Assembly (Chairman), The Forum (Treasurer), Fiesta Commission San Antonio (President), Junior League of San Antonio (Volunteer Extraordinaire), The Charity Ball Association (President), Mistress of the Robes for The Order of the Alamo, The Battle of Flowers Association (President), The Military—Civilian Club (President), St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Altar Guild and Chairman), first woman President of the San Antonio Country Club, Association of the United States Army, Bexar County Historical Survey Committee and American Red Cross and Councilwoman of City of Terrell Hills.

Amanda was preceded in death by her son, Laurence H. Ochse; parents, Regina & Laurence Hurst; younger sister and husband, Helena and Schreiner Harrison; former husband, William W. Ochse.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Alfred Macdaniel; son and daughter-in-law, William and Carol Ochse; surviving daughter-in-law, Gail Dingee; grandchildren, Liesl and Don Noble; Megan Macdaniel; Alfred and Karon Macdaniel; Clifton and Scotty Macdaniel; William and Casteel Ochse and Chloe and Robert Seiler; step-grandchildren: Philip and Alanda Dicker; Jace and Renee Dicker, and Cale Dicker; great-grandchildren: Virginia, Cooper and Walker Noble; Amelia Macdaniel; George and Smith Macdaniel; Quinto, Landon and Illa Ochse; Emma and Baby Seiler; step-great-grandchildren: Brayden, Jackson and Pippa Dicker.

The family would like to give their heartfelt gratitude to Manie Avilez, Maria Rios, Ofelia Valadez and Hope Martinez for their loving care of Amanda over the years.

Memorial contributions can be made to: St. Mark's Episcopal Church of San Antonio, Sunshine Cottage School for the Deaf, Witte Museum or a charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan St., San Antonio, Texas 78205.

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  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church of San Antonio, Sunshine Cottage School for the Deaf, Witte Museum or a charity of your choice

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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