Mrs. Spence was born March 6, 1940, to Daisy and Elmo Dornburg and grew up in Goliad County.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin Spence; two daughters, Kate (Peter) Hardin and Susan (Jeff) Gosmano of Houston; grandchildren; a brother, Billy Dornburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation and fellowship with the family was held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Houston.
Burial followed in the Spence family plot at San Jacinto Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hosanna Lutheran Church Building Fund.