Anita Eisenhauer Historical Postcard and Research Collection
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Throughout her life, Anita was active in her community. In college in Austin, she was a member of the University of Texas Longhorn Band and Delta Zeta Sorority. While living in Corpus Christi, she served as Nueces County Historical Society Board member, as Chairman of the Nueces County Historical Commission, as Republic of Texas Museum Committee member, as Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Advisory Board member, and as Friends of Old Bayview Cemetery Association Financial Officer. During her 50 years as a member of the Daughters of the American revolution, she served as Regent of the Corpus Christi Chapter and as Chair of the Historical Preservation Committee of its Texas Society. She also served as President of the Clara Driscoll Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and as President of the Old Bayview Chapter of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812. (Taken from https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/caller/obituary.aspx?n=anita-louise-holt eisenhauer&pid=194850995&fhid=26719) June 15, 2021.
Anita Eisenhauer was a respected historian, dedicated educator, author, personal property appraiser, world traveler and beloved wife, and mother, and devoted grandmother. She was an efficient organizer of many local history events including the yearly historical re-enactments held at Old Bayview Cemetery by Friends of Old Bayview Cemetery. As Chairman of Nueces County Historical Commission, she was responsible for many of the Texas State Historical Markers dedicated in Nueces County. She spent years researching the site to place a historical marker at Holt school in Hutchinson County. Her grandfather, Benjamin Calvin Holt, had given the land to the county for a one-room school built in 1903. The school was used until 1935, but remained a community gathering place, according to the historical commission. In 1987 Anita and Gigi Starnes’ book, “Corpus Christi, Texas: A Picture Postcard,” was published.
On December 21, 2019, while vacationing with her family in Red River, New Mexico, Eisenhauer passed away in her sleep. Anita was buried at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She leaves behind a legacy of preserved history of South Texas and the people who lived, worked, and created the communities that are here today.
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Part of the Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Repository
6300 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi TX 78412 United States