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Did she write out the letter entirely in her own handwriting and sign and date it?
Does she have any children or other family?
Ok, then this could be considered to be a "holographic will". A holographic will is a handwritten will. In order to be valid in Texas, a holographic will must be wholly in the handwriting of the testator and signed by him or her.
A holographic will can be written on anything, including stationery, and does not have to be signed by witnesses. However, it is still necessary for the testator to have testamentary capacity and intent at the time he or she signs the will.
So as long as it is in her handwriting and is signed, you can file a probate case and be appointed Administrator of the estate so as to settle the estate and eventually transfer all assets to yourself once all debts have been paid.
TX does require that someone have an attorney assisting, so you would need to hire a local probate attorney to help.