Mineral Wells Area News

Treva Kay Vogl

Treva Kay Vogl
August 07
16:42 2022

Treva Kay (Beasley) Vogl was born May 13, 1961 and passed away peacefully at home with her husband holding her hand on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at the age of 61 years, 2 months and 21 days.

She was born to Gerald Austin and Clara Pauline (Smith) Beasley in Lewistown, Montana where her father was a missionary. From there, preaching brought them to Winfield, Kansas, Wichita, Kansas, and Electra, Texas. It was here that Treva attended Junior High and High School, and graduated in 1979 as class Valedictorian. Following graduation, she spent her freshman year at Oklahoma Christian College where she majored in accounting. She soon transferred to Lubbock Christian College after her parents moved to Silverton, Texas, and changed her major to Education. She pledged LOA – Lambda Omega Alpha. It was in Genesis Evidences class that Treva first met her future husband, and the relationship grew as he was in her brother club of Kyodai and her intramural basketball coach. The first date was Sadie Hawkins’ inner club event where Treva was tasked with asking a guy on a date. Anyone that knows Treva, and her traditional disposition, can understand that her asking Steve out for their first date was an uncomfortable experience. Needless to say, her efforts paid off with dividends and the rest was history from there as they were inseparable from that day on. Stephan “Steve” Alton and Treva Vogl were married on November 27, 1981 in Silverton, Texas. In the spring of 1982, Steve was offered a preaching job which took him and Treva to Mullinville, Kansas. It was then that Treva began her journey as a preacher’s wife, serving many congregations, teaching countless children’s Bible classes, women’s classes, shining her light and sharing encouragement. She was famous for her Valentine’s Day parties for widows and Memorial Day blow out parties at the house. She loved hosting, and enjoyed games with friends and family from dominoes, cards to horseshoes and beyond. She believed in prayer and never neglected any topic or need. This is around the time that Steve coined her “Miss Treva” and there was never a prayer that he led that didn’t include, “Dear God, thank you for Miss Treva, and sending her to us from heaven”.

September 2, 1984 she and Steve welcomed their first son Austin James Vogl born in Greensburg, Kansas. October 3, 1986, they welcomed their first daughter, Kristen JaNae Vogl, and January 16, 1988 Justin Gregory Vogl, their second son, arrived, both also born in Greensburg, Kansas. In the summer of 1990, the family moved to Paris, Texas where Steve accepted a position at the College Church of Christ as pulpit minister. Shortly following, the family welcomed their third son, Weston John Vogl, born June 27, 1990 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Treva was a fierce mother. She stayed at home with her children and was passionate about being the best mother to her “babies” (as she endearingly referred to them even after they were grown).

In the course of ministry, the family then moved to Gilmer, Texas, where Treva completed her Education degree at the University of Texas at Tyler. Following Gilmer, the family moved to Mineral Wells, Texas, where Treva started her teaching career at the Junior High. Throughout her 15 year teaching career, she taught Texas History, US History, and English all at the Junior High level. She invested more than the curriculum into her students, and viewed her work as a mission field. In 2002, the family moved to Jacksboro, Texas, where Steve served as pulpit minister for Jacksboro Church of Christ and where he completed his 22 year preaching career to become a landman in the oil/gas industry. From there, he and Treva lived in Brock, Texas, Millsap, Texas, Weatherford, Texas, Casper, Wyoming, Houston, Texas and finally Weatherford, Oklahoma. This career move allowed Treva the opportunity to no longer work in education and become, as Steve puts it, “a woman of leisure”. She became even more involved in church works, ladies’ Bible study groups, and she and Steve began to travel the world – Hawaii, Scotland, New York, Massachusetts, Alaska and beyond. It was here that they welcomed their first grandchild, and her cherished titles of “Tati” and “Mimi” were gained. To date, she has been blessed with 10 grandchildren – Hunter Galubenski, Camden, Kade, Jasmine, Henry, Cohen, Clara Jo, Willie, Landry, Charlie and Cedar (expected November 2022.) This was her favorite role of them all, once sweetly saying, “If I knew being a grandmother was this great, I would have done it first”.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, and brother, Hoyt. She is survived by her husband, four children and their spouses, A.J. and Whitney Vogl, Brady and Kristen Jones, US Army Captain Justin Vogl and wife Deana, Dr. Weston Vogl and wife Caity, eleven grandchildren, four sisters, Sheba, Reba, Carmen, Neva, sister-in -law, Brenda, and many nieces and nephews.