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Danne Absher

November 10, 1951 — April 16, 2023

Smithville

THE WORLD HAS LOST A BRIGHT LIGHT BUT HEAVEN HAS GAINED

A BRIGHT AND SHINING NEW STAR

On April 16, 2023, Danne Maurice Absher lost his battle with cancer.
Danne was born in Houston and lived there until his retirement from teaching in 2007 when he then moved to Smithville.


Danne graduated from Jones High School in 1969. He received a degree in English from Southwest Texas University in 1973, and after teaching in the Houston Independent School District for a few years, he decided to pursue a Masters Degree at the University of Houston at Clear Lake, graduating in 1981.


His teaching career was in the Houston school district teaching high school English. He was loved and respected by his students and his co-workers. Danne wanted to make a difference in the lives of his students and there is no doubt that he did just that.


Upon retirement from teaching, Danne moved to Smithville where he submerged himself into life in “The Ville”. He pursued his amateur thespian career and was an active performer in the Smithville theater as well as the Bastrop Opera House theater. He loved being on stage and even during challenging health issues, he continued to perform. He was also involved in the local Chamber of Commerce and the library board.


Danne and his dog were a regular duo walking the streets of Smithville .....always ready to visit with anyone he encountered along the way. He was described by many as “ a really good person” and he was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know him. He will truly & genuinely be missed by all the friends & family who had the honor to call him brother, uncle, neighbor and friend
He leaves behind his sister Jan Conner & husband Stanley, nephew Christopher Brown & wife Kristen, brother Phil Absher & wife Retta, and a multitude of friends in Houston & in Smithville His genuine kindness and wonderful sense of humor will be missed by all.


The family would like to give special thanks to Joel & Lucy Kirkby and Stu & Linda Leibowitz who took Danne into their family and loved him so dearly
There were many others who were there for Danne and showed amazing love & concern.

We are grateful for all of you.

Friendship is a sheltering tree.





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