Date Created: 01/13/2018
Last Updated: 01/20/2018

In loving memory of Gitte Dubiel
1/20/1926 - 12/19/2017

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Visits: 771

This memorial was created in honor of Brigitte "Gitte" Böhmer Dubiel of Fort Worth, Texas. Brigitte was born on January 20, 1926 in Frankfurt, Germany and passed on December 19, 2017. Brigitte was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all friends and family.

Brigitte was born in Frankfurt, Germany, the first of two children of Anton Böhmer and Anni Betzler. She was a young teenager at the start of WWII. After the end of those trying years, she married Master Sergeant Edward Dubiel on April 19, 1949, in Frankfurt. The couple sailed to the USA shortly after their wedding day, being stationed in Fort Bragg, NC. Soon after the birth of their daughter, Diane the next April, Ed was called back to the service for the Korean Conflict. Brigitte managed independently in her newly adopted country, successfully resettling herself in Dorset, Vermont, until the end of the war. The Dubiels welcomed their first son, Douglas Theodore, in March 1952. While Ed completed his service, Brigitte taught piano lessons, of course teaching both her children how to play.
While living in Littleton, Massachusetts in their first home on Shattuck Street, along came son number two, David Edward, in December 1960, a particularly skillful musician from a young age. Ed continued as a civilian with AAFES until retirement in Fort Worth, Texas, where Brigitte made her mark teaching German both at her home and at TCU. With the encouragement and help of Hyde Flippo, who knew her through his German website, Brigitte published Deutsch Macht Spasse (German Is Fun), her unique curriculum for adults to learn German(still available through Amazon). She continued to play both organ and piano, spending part of each day enjoying her favorite composers, especially Bach and Beethoven. Brigitte was a crossword and puzzle fanatic, as well as Sudoku master.




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By: Denise Wood Saturday, January 20, 2018
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