Viola Belle Cuvelier


Viola Belle Cuvelier, 91, of Gonzales, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. Viola was born Nov. 8, 1926 in Gonzales to Fred Wallace Moore and Loretta Belle Nesloney Moore. Viola married Paul Edward Cuvelier on Oct. 1, 1955 in Gonzales. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and had been a member of the First Baptist Church Joy Bells and the XYZs.

Viola grew up in Gonzales with her two older sisters and many cousins who she truly enjoyed playing with. Viola of course was younger and a bit more mischievous. Her dad was a mechanic and he owned and operated Moore Garage in Gonzales, he kept the family together during the hard times of the depression and kept the three sisters well care for and in school.

Viola went to work at Perry Brothers Inc. where she worked in the office and managed the sewing goods department. She worked at Perry’s for over 30 years, all the while helping her husband raise chickens where she could, managing her home and raising her daughter. Viola was an excellent seamstress and loved arts and crafts. In her mid-80s Viola was still accepting the challenge of painting a room here and there in her house. She loved decorating her home for holidays and Christmas was the time of year she decorated every room of her home.

She was a sweet and kind mother and a committed wife to her husband. Viola was a very personable lady with a charisma all her own. She never met a stranger and loved to interact with people. Age and the inability to do things on her own had prevented her from enjoying all the things she loved, seeing all the people she cared for in the community and her church family, but she never stopped reflecting upon the abundance of fond memories of a life lived fully.

Viola Belle Cuvelier is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Dottie Sue Cuvelier and Steve Crawford of Austin. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sisters, Dorothy Moore and Maggie Moore.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Dr. Chris Irving officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 - 11 a.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church. Friends may leave their condolences by visiting Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.