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Anita Kowalski Colvin

The only female military veteran in the Hebrew Cemetery

July 14, 1885-December 13, 1954.

Anita was born in Brownsville to Louis & Amelia Kowalski. She achieved the rank of Captain

in the US Army during WWI and was stationed at Ft. Brown and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.

Anita returned to Brownsville, becoming a schoolteacher for the Brownsville Independent

School District. She was an accomplished piano player and often played piano for programs at

Temple Beth-El.