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Virginia Lehrman

July 3, 1947 — August 2, 2017

North Austin Location

While you are sitting at the breakfast table, sipping your coffee or strolling through the paper online at the office, you are completely unaware that a few short days ago the world lost an incredible woman. Virginia Carroll Shaheen Middlebrook Lehrman, known by most as Nina, died peacefully in her home on August 2, 2017 at 11p.m. surrounded by family and friends.
Nina was born July 3, 1947 to F. E. Shaheen Sr. and Ann N. Shaheen. She was the youngest of eight siblings to include F.E. (Tex) Shaheen Jr., Victoria Ann Shaheen, Rosemary Choate, Richard Shaheen, Margaret Louise Fanous, Barbara Jean Price and Edra N. Westmoreland in a home filled with love and laughter, which truly shaped who she was and what she gave to the world. She embodied love. She could give a hug that you felt from the bottom of your toes to the top of your head and would warm your heart for months. One of her famous sayings was, "You'll get glad in the same pants you got mad in", for life was too short to be mad or upset about anything and her zest for life was infectious. She never met a stranger and found happiness in almost everything she did, even yard work, which her husband of 31 years, Jimmy Dale Lehrman much appreciated. Nina's real and abiding passion was for her family, blood related or not, as she saw most of her friends as brothers and sisters. Her greatest blessings came the day her children were born. Price Billingsley Middlebrook IV (Tex) and Chantel Middlebrook Hawkins brought much pride and delight into her life and she was honored to be their mother. More joy came with the addition of two more daughters, Danielle Lehrman Carter and Alissa Lehrman Iltis, long before and after she married Jim.
Nina loved her Cowboys as well and this season won't be the same without their biggest fan cheering them on, so someone might let Mr. Jones know. She spent 29 seasons working in the Dallas Cowboy Stadium Press Boxes and was named Employee of the Year in 1985. Nina's Lebanese heritage also influenced her love of camels and she had quite the collection. She had well over 5000 camels and at one point had each one written down.
Nina was a wife, mother, step-mother, grandmother (Sito), sister, friend and lover to all. The world will never know what they lost but to her family and friends they will forever have the memories and legacy of an amazing woman.
A Celebration of Life has been scheduled to begin at 11:00am, September 2nd, 2017 at Camel Toe Manor (211 Norma Jean Boulevard, Smithville, TX 78957). Please bring your favorite side dish or beverage for a day/evening of memories, love and laughter just as Nina would have wanted us to share together. The house will be open all day so stop by anytime and feel free to bring your swimsuit!
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking you spend time with your loved ones watching the Cowboys or grab dinner and toast to enduring friendships lifelong and beyond. For that is truly what Nina would have wished for you.

Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 02, 2017
11:00 AM

Camel Toe Manor
211 Norma Jean Boulevard
Smithville, Texas 78957

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