Austin- “I’m sad to announce that the Republican Party of Texas family lost one of our longest standing County Chairs in Party history. Betty Ann Peden served as the Medina County GOP Chair for 36 years and made countless contributions to the Party. She also played a pivotal role as the Training Chair for the Texas Republican County Chairmen’s Association. Her admiral leadership and words of wisdom always guided those who asked for her help. Ann’s most powerful tool to teach with was her sweet, motivational, and positive spirit and was always available whenever she was called upon. Her smile spoke for itself. Ann will always be remembered as one of the most reliable and dependable County Chairs in Party history.

Please keep her family in your prayers. Funeral Services will be held in Hondo at First Methodist Church (1008 16th St.) on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be Sunday in Austin at Austin Memorial Park 2800 Hancock Drive at 3pm. Visitation will be Friday evening 6pm-8pm at the Guinn Funeral Home. Cards to the family may be sent to 1107 28th Street Hondo, TX 78861. If you’d like to make a donation in Ann’s name, the family has requested that you donate either to First Methodist Church in Hondo or the Medina Regional Hospital.”