New cache: A tribute to Nona Ruth Michaelsen!

posted Jul 6, 2014, 8:04 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Jul 6, 2014, 8:09 PM ]

This Geocache was placed in a tribute to my mother-in-law Nona Ruth Michaelsen!   Nona is the mother of my beautiful wife!   Nona was initially confused by Geocaching when I tried to explain it.  However after taking her out Geocaching and she watched myself and my nephews happily went bounding off and coming back smiling as we found the cache.  We have a cache at there house (GC2RY0Z), where they met several Geocachers that came to visit and rang their doorbell! :) 

Nona Ruth Muennink Michaelsen, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, was gathered into the arms of Christ on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at home in Schulenburg after a struggle with cancer.

Nona was born in Freer, Texas on January 10, 1942, to Marvin and Pearl Muennink.   She graduated from Devine High School and went to Southwest Texas State University.  In 1962, she met the love of her life, Dorman Carl Michaelsen.   They were married June 13, 1964, thirteen days after they both graduated from Southwest Texas State University.

She felt her greatest achievements were her three children.  While raising her family, she received her Master’s Degree from the University of Houston at Victoria and taught mathematics.  Her teaching career lasted 36½ years at several different schools.   She loved teaching and kept in touch with many of her former students through the years.

She is survived by Dorman, her husband of 49 years and 10 months; sons Veric and wife Jerri Michaelsen of San Antonio and Vincent Michaelsen of La Grange; daughter Venae and husband Greg Jewett of Pflugerville; grandchildren Zayne and Zack Michaelsen, Samantha and Seth Michaelsen, and Evan and Eron Jewett; sisters Nelda Smith of Victoria and Neva and husband Myron Saathoff of Hondo; and many loving nieces and nephews.