Rese Gremmels reflects on successes, challenges

Rese Gremmels takes a lunch break at The Forge in downtown Ben Wheeler. Gremmels and her late husband, Brooks, began the Ben Wheeler Arts and Historical Foundation in 2006. The foundation sponsors several community events including the Hog Fest in October and the Motorized Barstool Races March 18.

After buying property in 2002 in Ben Wheeler, Rese Gremmels and her husband, Brooks, could not wait to get out of the Dallas area and head to East Texas.

“We moved two years later to Ben Wheeler,” recalled Gremmels. “After my husband passed away three years ago, I decided to stay in Ben Wheeler. I am not moving again.”

Gremmels was born and raised in Longview and moved to Dallas at the age of 13 where she spent most of her adult life. She is a graduate of North Garland High School.

“I started working when I was 16 years old,” recalled Gremmels. “I worked at Valley View Mall which is about to be torn down. I then worked for various law firms in the Dallas area as a data entry employee and later worked my way into management administration, primarily bookkeeping, until I retired in 2000.”

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