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Mrs. Cecilia T. Dillard

Obituary for Mrs. Cecilia T. Dillard

February 22, 1934 - February 21, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 84


Cecilia T. Dillard, age 84, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 22, 1934 to John and Maude Wheeler in San Antonio, Texas. Cecilia was educated at Little Flower and St Henry's Catholic schools in San Antonio. Cecilia met her beloved husband in 1951 while working at the Lackland Air Force Base NCO Club. They married in 1952 and she devoted herself to caring for him and raising their two children as they traveled the world for Leon's Air Force career. She was a devout Catholic and a generous volunteer for the church wherever they were stationed. Cecilia never went to sleep at night before saying her rosary and praying for those of us in need of prayer. In 1976, when Leon retired from the Air Force they moved to Southern California. She flourished along with their garden, enjoyed exercising, relaxing and friendship at a local spa, and became an avid and talented china painter. All of her family members have a beautiful lasting keepsake of her art. She and Leon moved back to San Antonio in 2005 to be closer to Cece's family. Cecilia was a beautiful person inside and out. Her positive attitude and radiant smile lit up any room she walked into. She was truly an angel walking among us. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon E. Dillard; parents, John G. Wheeler and Maude A. Buckholdt; her sister, Mary Jo; and her brother, John (Buddy). Cecilia is survived by her daughter, Gayle E. Morken, husband Scott; son, Michael L. Dillard, wife Lisa; grandchildren, Kristin Echeverria, Jonathan Morken, Candice Morris, Jason Dillard and Kelly Anderson; and 7 great grandchildren.

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Interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The USO.

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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