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Givanna Sarahi Cisneros

August 16, 1991 - November 14, 2017

Giovanna Sarahi Cisneros age 26 of Austin passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. She was born on Friday, August 16, 1991 to Jose R. Cisneros and Guadalupe Munguia in Mexico. Obituary pending............. Visitation Gathering will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Ave
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Joe Dominguez Diaz

March 23, 1932 - November 13, 2017

Joe Dominguez Diaz went to be with his Lord on November 13, 2017. He was born on March 23, 1932 in McNeil TX, the seventh of eleven siblings born to Manuel and Petra Diaz. Joe was married to Mary Flores Diaz for over 60 years and they lived in Austin, Texas where they raised their five children. He was 85 years old. Joe was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He...
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Rudy Guerra

December 26, 1947 - November 12, 2017

Rodolfo (Rudy) Guerra, age 69, joined our Father in heaven on Sunday, Nov.12, 2017. Rudy was born on Dec. 26, 1947 to Crecencio and Anita Guerra in Austin, Texas. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and completed two tours in the Vietnam War. Rudy is survived by a large, loving family who will deeply miss him. His wife, Dominga Guerra (70) of McKinney, Texas, two...
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Eliseo Flores Ortega

October 12, 1924 - November 11, 2017

Eliseo Flores Ortega, 93, a lifelong Austinite passed from this life on November 11, 2017. Eliseo was born October 12, 1924 in Austin to Ruben and Deborah Ortega. Eliseo was the youngest of six brothers and two sisters who all preceded him in death. Eliseo graduated from Austin High School in 1943 where he was an athlete and notably made All-State in baseball, served honorably in the Pacific...
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Laura Ann Hathaway

January 22, 1930 - November 11, 2017

Laura Ann Hathaway, of Austin, joined her heavenly father on Nov. 11, 2017, with her family at her side. She was 87. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, November 17, 2017 at First United Methodist Church of Austin, 1201 Lavaca St. Laura was beloved by family, friends and former students for her warmth, her smile, a delightful sense of humor and quick wit. She was strong and...
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William A. "Bill" Ashmore, Jr.

October 13, 1950 - November 9, 2017

Bill Ashmore of Austin, died unexpectedly on Nov. 9, 2017. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. A Celebration of his Life in Christ will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:00 am at Christ Lutheran Church, 300 E. Monroe St., Austin, TX with Pastor John Stennfeld officiating. Interment...
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Lawrence W. Rutt

April 20, 1931 - November 9, 2017

Lawrence W. Rutt, age 86, passed away on November 9, 2017. Lawrence was born on April 20, 1931 in Evansville, Indiana to Frank and Evelyn Rutt. Lawrence proudly served his country as a Medic in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of TSgt. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 53 years Carolina, his daughter Evelyn Bocanegra husband Ernest, son Lawrence William Rutt Jr. wife...
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Fred Xavier Bautista

July 28, 1945 - November 5, 2017

Fred Xavier Bautista joined his loved ones in heaven on November 4, 2017. He was a beloved man who lived his life for others and made countless sacrifices for his friends and family. He spent his final years living with a heart filled with love and happiness, as he was consistently surrounded by his two beautiful grandchildren who loved him deeply and demonstrated it to him every day. He was an...
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Ann Patterson Miller

February 11, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Ann Patterson Miller passed away on November 3, 2017 in Austin, TX. She was born in Childress, TX. She moved to Corpus Christi, TX with her husband H. J. (Pat) Patterson in 1948 where she resided most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband's H. J. (Pat) Patterson and William F. (Bill) Miller. She is survived by her daughters Laura (Richard) Vincent, Julie (Brad) Dearing,...
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Duane E. Crowley, Sr.

July 7, 1922 - November 2, 2017

Duane E. Crowley, (Sr.), age 95 of Austin passed away at home on November 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; two children and their spouses; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He served during WWII as a navigator bombardier in the Air Corp and during Korea as a navigator and a meteorologist in the Air Force. He achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel and was awarded...
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Josefa S. Arriola

August 17, 1926 - October 29, 2017

Josefa S. Arriola, 91, our beloved mother passed away on October 29, 2017 surrounded by her family. She will be remembered as a kindhearted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Josefa is survived by her children: Robert, Mary and husband Rick Rosa, Janie Silguero (Al), Annie Cheung (William), Manuel (Rebecca), Richard and wife Georgea Rogers, Jose, Rosie Lockhart and husband John, Terri...
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Steve G. Castro

September 2, 1932 - October 26, 2017

Steve G. Castro, Sr., age 85 of Austin, Texas passed away Thursday October 26, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents Florentino and Patricia Castro; sister, Torivia Olmos; brothers, Pete and Florentino Castro Jr.; son, Abel Castro Sr. He is survived by his wife Tommie G. Castro and children; Steve Castro Jr., Sylvia Casanova, Rosalinda Quintero and husband Rocky, Sam Castro Sr.,...
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Jerry Stephen Lightsey

January 23, 1935 - October 25, 2017

Music is always in the air in Austin and Central Texas but the venue has changed for one of its noted bass player's, Jerry Stephen Lightsey, aged 82. Jerry passed away October 25, 2017 after battling Parkinson's for several years. He was born January 23, 1935 in Austin, Texas to Stephen Monroe Lightsey and Pansy Sutton Lightsey. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters;...
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Antonia "Tonie" Teran Velasquez

January 17, 1930 - October 25, 2017

Our beloved Antonia "Tonie" Teran Velasquez was called to eternal rest on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the age of 87. She was devout wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was born in Austin, Texas on January 17, 1930 and attended Our Lady of Guadalupe School. On July 13, 1952, she married the love of her life, Pete M. Velasquez. They were married for 55 years until his...
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Richard Carfer

June 12, 1925 - October 24, 2017

Richard Carfer took his final flight at the age of 92, on October 24th, 2017 in Kerrville, Texas. Richard was born on June 12th, 1925 in Emsworth, Pennsylvania where he lived all his life until meeting the love of his life, Evelyn Margaret Doyne. They were married on December 14th, 1947 in Rockville Centre, New York and had a loving marriage for 69 years. They had two children, William Thomas ...
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Emma Irene Birdwell

April 10, 1929 - October 22, 2017

Emma Irene Birdwell was born in Austin, Texas on April 10, 1929. She was the youngest of six children, five daughters and one son (Robert, Florine, Louise, Dorothy, and Billie Jo.) She was married to Jimmie Lee Birdwell who preceded her in death. A resident of Austin, Texas her entire life and was a member of Central Assembly of God Church where she taught Children's Sunday School for twenty...
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Clinton Dale Worman

August 30, 1984 - October 19, 2017

Clinton Dale Worman, age 33, of Aledo, Texas, passed away on October 19, 2017. Clinton (Clint) was born on August 30, 1984, in Franklin Nebraska. He moved to El Paso, Texas, where he graduated from Coronado High School and then earned a BA from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Clint didn't know a stranger and was a fiercely loyal friend to many. He had a heart the size of Texas, big love...
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Amy Lynn Eiermann

June 11, 1976 - October 18, 2017

Amy Lynn Eiermann, age 41, died of complications from diabetes in Austin, Texas on October 18, 2017. Amy was a bright light and full of compassion for all of those around her, human or feline. Amy was born on June 11, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart. She was a Mardi Gras princess in the Krewe of Caesar, and was forever after fondly referred...
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Samuel Perez Guerra

November 5, 1929 - October 15, 2017

Samuel Perez Guerra, 87, died peacefully on Sunday afternoon. Sam was born November 5, 1929 at his home in Austin Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leonita "Nonie" Teneyuque Guerra with whom he was married for 52 years. Samuel is survived by his three daughters, Carla Sewell husband Gary Sewell, Jeanette Hodge husband Darrell Hodge, and Annette Wood; grandchildren, Christopher "C.J."...
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Elizabeth Ann "Betty" (Knopf) Westdyke

July 23, 1931 - October 13, 2017

Westdyke, Elizabeth Ann "Betty" (Knopf) was born July 23, 1931, in Paterson, NJ, the eldest daughter of the late George R. and Elsie F. (Pikaart) Knopf. She passed away on October 13, 2017, in Austin, TX, following a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Abraham Westdyke, her sister Kathryn Knopf, step-daughter and step-son-in-law Cecelia and Louis Ungerer, step...
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Ramon Cortez

July 13, 1954 - October 12, 2017

Ramon Cortez passed away on October 12, 2017. He was born on July 13, 1954 in Austin, Texas to Gerardo and Maria Antonia Cortez. Ramon was a professional printer, avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Pete Cortez. Ramon is survived by his son, Julius Cortez; grandson, Nicholas Cortez; sisters, Anita C. Moreno (husband Manuel),...
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Floyd Glen Self, Jr

September 8, 1946 - October 11, 2017

Floyd Glen Self, Jr. of Lometa, Texas died peacefully in his home Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the age of 71. Floyd was born September 8, 1946 in Fredericksburg, Texas. His family moved to Austin and then to Creedmoor by the time he was 6. He graduated from Del Valle HS in 1964 and Southwest Texas State Univ. in 1969 (BA Industrial Arts). He enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1968. ...
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Maxie Hiram Moore

January 29, 1923 - October 9, 2017

Maxie Hiram Moore of Austin passed away on October 9, 2017. He was born on January 29, 1923 in Dripping Springs, Texas to Maxie Hiram and Hattie Pearl Langston Moore. Graduated from El Campo High School and joined the US Army Air Corp. Maxie married Melba Faye Philips on September 4, 1943 and had a son, Bobby Duane Moore born on December 16, 1944. He worked for Independent Claims Adjustment...
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Jack Raymond Boyd, MD

March 13, 1935 - October 7, 2017

The world lost an incredibly kind, giving, brilliant, talented, funny, passionate man this past weekend. Jack Boyd, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and dear friend to many people over the years passed away peacefully on October 7, 2017 at the age of 82. Jack was born in the small Texas town of Cisco on March 13, 1935. He moved to Odessa at a young age where his childhood...
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Roger Ugene Beasley

December 28, 1946 - October 4, 2017

Roger Ugene Beasley 70 of Manchaca, Texas passed away on October 4, 2017. Roger was born on December 28, 1946 in Osceloa, Iowa to John and Lucille Beasley. Roger served his country in the United States Air Force for 25 years. After his career with the Air Force, Roger worked other various jobs. He loved working with wood and making things. After his stroke, 15 years ago, Roger worked with...
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Adelfa Fuentes Guerra

October 3, 1923 - October 3, 2017

It is our deepest sorrow to inform you of the passing of our compassionate, loving and hardworking mother, Adelfa Fuentes Guerra, 94 of Austin, Texas. Adelfa passed away peacefully on the evening of October 3, 2017 at her home with family by her side, Adelfa was born in Kenedy, Texas on October 3, 1923 to Cesario Fuentes and Agustina Guerra. Adelfa married her husband Secundino Mata Guerra...
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Juanita "Nan" Howard

June 2, 1926 - October 1, 2017

Juanita "Nan" Howard 91 of Wimberley, Texas went home to be with the LORD, October 1, 2017. She was a long time resident of Austin, Texas. Nan was a loving mother and grandmother that had a smile that would light up a room. Some of her favorite pastimes were, working in her yard and watching people. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Howard, Sr.; mother, Hattie Daniel; her...
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Richard Sunbury, CMSgt USAF

March 4, 1934 - September 28, 2017

Richard "Dick" Sunbury, CMSgt USAF, age 83, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was born on March 4, 1934 to James and Isabel Sunbury in Berlin, NH. In 1952, he graduated from Naugatuck, CT High School. Dick enlisted into the US Air Force, and served his country for 25 years honorably and was the recipient of numerous medals, awards and recognitions. He took pride in being a US Air...
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Timothy "Tim" Henderson Ritter

October 20, 1940 - September 26, 2017

Tim Ritter age 76 of Austin went peacefully to God on Tuesday September 26, 2017 after a struggle with brain Cancer. Tim was an Austin native living in central Texas most of his life. He was born on October 20, 1940 to John Francis "Jack Sr." and Frances Hulen Ritter in Austin, Texas. Tim was a successful businessman who enjoyed a variety of entrepreneurial interests. For most of his adult...
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Thomas Larue Cloud

March 23, 1948 - September 23, 2017

Thomas Larue Cloud was born on March 23, 1948 to Alma Lee Larkins Mosley and Johnny Moses Evans in Sealy, Texas and was called home on September 23, 2017. Thomas accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior and lived a life that was devoted to Him. He proudly attended Crossroads Christian House of Prayer in Austin, Texas. Thomas began working at a very young age and continued to work hard...
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Gladys Bertha Sorrells

March 19, 1924 - September 23, 2017

A songbird of God passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Gladys Sorrells was born on March 19, 1924 in Uhland, Hays County, Texas, to Max and Anna Schiwitz. Her immediate and extended family were merchants and farmers. At the time of her birth Uhland had no electricity or running water, but her family made up for that by teaching her the value of hard work, education, and the arts....
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Steve Ray Means

May 26, 1959 - September 22, 2017

We celebrate a life that was filled with love, laughter, family and friends and a great love in the Lord. Entered this world May 26, 1959, Carlsbad New Mexico. Entered Heaven's Gate on September 22, 2017 with joy. Preceded by his dad, John Harden Means, Jr. and second dad, H. W. Kyser. Left to share memories, mother, Martha A.Means Kyser; sisters, Daytheen McAnear (Paul) and Lori Horvath ...
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Roberto Pacheco

October 9, 1923 - September 20, 2017

Roberto Pacheco, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on September 20th, 2017 at 12:15 pm in Austin, Texas, at the age of 93. He is survived by his wife, Martha Pacheco; sons Roberto, Alfredo, and Raul Pacheco; his daughters Patricia De Luna, Lourdes Oliveira, and Mari Noga; fifteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Roberto was born on Oct. 9, 1923,...
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Gilbert Gonzales

October 19, 1931 - September 18, 2017

Gilbert Gonzales age 85 of Austin passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. He was born on Monday, October 19, 1931 to Jeffrey and Manuela Gonzales in Austin, Texas. Gilbert is survived by his wife Maria Gonzales and 4 daughters. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. Funeral...
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Henrietta "Yetta" Japko

September 27, 1923 - September 17, 2017

Henrietta "Yettta" Japko age 93, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She worked as a Registered Nurse when she lived in the Bronx, Amarillo and Austin for a total of 52 years. She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and her husband, Morris Japko. Yetta is survived by her sons, Garry Japko and wife Diana,...
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Dolores Richie Salas

May 26, 1929 - September 12, 2017

Dolores Richie Salas age 88 of Austin passed away Monday, September 12, 2017. She was born on May 26, 1929 in Kingsbury, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Domingo Salas; grandson, Stephen Segura. Dolores is survived by her daughters, Rose Mary Segura, (husband David) and Mary Ann Ortiz (husband Randy); brother, Rudy Richie; grandsons, David Segura and wife Jennifer,...
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Margarita Perez de Mendez

December 16, 1954 - September 10, 2017

Margarita Perez de Mendez, 62, of Austin, TX was born on December 16, 1954 and died September 10, 2017. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family and friends in Austin, TX. Margarita is survived by her husband, Natividad Mendez; her daughter, Karina Mendez-Perez. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Weed-Corley...
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Karen Sue Combest

May 16, 1963 - September 9, 2017

Karen Sue Combest was born May 16, 1963 in Austin, Texas. She died September 9, 2017 with her daughter by her side. Suzy-Q as she was nicknamed by her brother, was beautiful, independent, hardworking, loyal, and a loving mother. Suzy had a special love for the beach and spent many hours searching for shells and romping through the waves. She also loved the wide open spaces of Alaska, where...
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Francisco C. Rodriguez, Sr.

November 23, 1924 - September 9, 2017

Francisco C. Rodriguez, age 92, of Austin Texas was called to his eternal home on September 9, 2017. He is survived by his children, Frank Jr. (Delia), Oscar, Balbina (Tony), Gabriel (Linda) and David (Teresa); 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was born in Buda, Texas to Bonifacio & Luz Rodriguez and was the 3rd of 12 children. He is preceded in death by his wife Janie Aleman...
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Arch Hatchett, Jr.

June 26, 1940 - September 2, 2017

Arch Hatchett Jr., 77, died on September 2, 2017. He was born in Henderson Kentucky on June 26, 1940. He served in the United States Air Force for 22 ½ years and retired from Bergstrom Air Force Base. His most recent occupation was a Mail Handler for the United States Postal Service. He is survived by his son, Derek Hatchett; daughters, Stephanie McCowan and Kimberly Hatchett; brothers...
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Jorge Duron Guerra

June 26, 1932 - August 31, 2017

Jorge Duron Guerra, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 31st, 2017, in his home surrounded by his beloved family. Jorge was born in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on June 26th, 1932 to Servando Duron Benavides and Antonia Guerra. As a young man, Jorge worked in his uncle's restaurants in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, where he would learn the family business. His uncle, Ismael Guerra was...
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Gordon Lee Thorn, Jr.

October 22, 1942 - August 22, 2017

Gordon Thorn, beloved husband, cherished father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, extreme Longhorn fan and UT alumni, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the age of 74. He was born on October 22, 1942 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Gordon Lee Thorn, Sr. and wife Martha. He has two sisters, Nancy Stegall in Florida and Susan Thorn in Colorado. Gordon...
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Andrew Oliver Karasz

August 5, 1970 - August 21, 2017

Andrew Oliver Karasz, Chef, died in Austin, Texas, on August 21, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Susan Holaday Schumacher; and his stepfather, August Schumacher, of Washington, DC; stepmother, Marilyn Sobel, of New York City, widow of his late father, Peter Paul Karasz; sister, Valerie Karasz, and her husband, Peter Jamros; their children, Isabel and Oliver Jamros; his brother, Matthew...
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Gilbert H. Ruiz

February 4, 1927 - August 21, 2017

Gilbert H. Ruiz, (aka Boss Man, Teco, Big Gil) was born on February 4, 1927 a native of Austin, TX. He passed away August 21, 2017. Gilbert was born to Aristeo and Enriqueta Ruiz of East Austin, he was a true Austinite. He was preceded in death by his parent's father, Aristeo Ruiz; mother, Enriqueta Ruiz; children, Dianna (DeeDee) Walker, Suzanne Ruiz; siblings, Elvira R. Sanchez, Pedro H....
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Eileen Lucille Young

August 19, 1927 - August 19, 2017

Eileen Lucille Young was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 19, 2017, her 90th birthday. She passed peacefully surrounded by her two daughters and three sons. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wooten L Young; her mother Teresa Shaffer; her brother Gordon E Shaffer; and her grandson Michael E Young. Eileen was born in Akron, Ohio and spent her childhood there...
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Anthony George Laos

October 1, 1941 - August 17, 2017

Tony Laos was one of the most interesting men in the world. He was a global citizen speaking 3 languages fluently and 1 conversationally. He led an adventurous, active life across 5 continents. Tony passed away peacefully in his Austin home on August 17, 2017 after a 13-year battle with renal cancer. He was 75. He was a proud Arizonian, born in Tucson, Arizona on October 1, 1941. This was...
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Jeanne Michelle Chappuis Nolen

July 14, 1923 - August 16, 2017

Jeanne Michelle Chappuis Nolen was born July 14, 1923 in Crowley, Louisiana, the third of four children of Claude Louis and Albanie Joffrion Chappuis. She was baptized, made her first Holy Communion, was confirmed, and was married (to Claude Nolen, June 7, 1947) at St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Parish in Crowley. After graduation from St. Michael's Parochial school and Crowley High...
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Lucia "Lucy" Flores Reyna

September 18, 1946 - August 14, 2017

Lucia (Lucy) was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2017. She passed peacefully surrounded by her daughters and granddaughter. She was the eldest of 6 children born to Tony Flores, Jr. of San Antonio, TX and Pauline De La Vega of Kingsbury, TX on September 18, 1946 in Seguin, TX. She graduated from Seguin High School in 1964 then moved to Austin when she turned 18, with...
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Earline H. Seward

November 1, 1926 - August 9, 2017

Earline H. Seward passed away peacefully at home in Elgin on August 9, 2017. Earline was born on November 1, 1926, in Kansas City, Kansas, and was the daughter of Pansy Belle Payne and Earl Hazlitt. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Lewis B. Seward, Jr. Earline and Lewis met when they were students at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and Lewis had just...
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Wanda Goll

November 8, 1934 - August 8, 2017

Wanda Goll, age 82, of Austin passed away peacefully on August 8, in her home surrounded by family. Wanda was born November 8, 1934 and a life- long resident of Austin. She was preceded in death by her husband and love of more than 50 years, Paul Goll; her parents, two sisters and one brother. Wanda is survived by her children, Kathie Moore, Donna Patterson (Scotty), Janet King (Paul);...
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Lucy Lopez Russell

September 13, 1932 - August 7, 2017

Lucy Lopez Russell, 84 years 11 months, was residing with other golden girls at Starlight Homes in San Antonio for the last three months. After a long struggle with Alzheimer's and Dementia, Lucy has been set free, to be with her family in Heaven. As a young teenager and adult, Lucy had worked as a farm hand. She picked cotton with her siblings in the fields of Texas and would travel to...
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Alfred Reid, Sr.

January 5, 1942 - August 3, 2017

Alfred Reid Sr., age 75, of Austin, Texas went on to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Loving husband, father, granddad, great granddad, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and servant of the Lord. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Rebecca Reid, of South Carolina; his brothers, Theodore Reid and Arthur Reid of South Carolina; and his sisters, Rosa Lee Reid of South...
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Max D. Cavazos

May 29, 1928 - July 28, 2017

Max D. Cavazos age 89 of Austin, Texas passed away on July 28, 2017. Max is survived by his wife of 61 years Connie Cavazos; and their two sons, Daniel and David Cavazos; and also his son, Max B. Cavazos; daughters, Terry Rodriguez, Sylvia Tovar; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great-grandchildren. Recitation of the Holy Rosary 5:00 pm on Thursday,...
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Betty A. Loera

October 22, 1953 - July 27, 2017

Betty A. Loera devoted Christian, mother and wife was called by our heavenly father on July 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Audelio Jasso. Betty is survived by her husband, Ricardo Loera; mother, Dora Jasso; sons, Ricardo Jonathan (wife Elena), Christopher David and Eric Daniel; five grandchildren; sisters, Oralia Rodriguez (husband Lionicio), Pat Balderas (husband Gilbert)...
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Esiquio "Zeke" Hernandez Duran

July 29, 1948 - July 24, 2017

Esiquio "Zeke" Hernandez Duran was born on July 29, 1948 in Austin, Texas. He passed away on July 24, 2017 in his home, Pflugerville, Texas. He was sixty-eight years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleto Duran and Rebecca Hernandez Duran; his sister, Phyllis Duran Lokey. Zeke is survived by his wife, Dolores Del Rio Duran; his brothers and sisters, Carrie Garcia (Joe),...
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Arthur "Bernie" William Bernhard

March 5, 1930 - July 22, 2017

Arthur "Bernie" William Bernhard, 87, passed away on July 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Bernie was born on March 5, 1930 in Harper, Texas to Arthur W. Bernhard and Gertrude Lang Bernhard. Upon graduation from Fredericksburg High School, Bernie enlisted in the United States Navy on September 6, 1950. On leave between the completion of basic training and onset of active duty, he returned to...
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Harriet Ellen Buxkemper

February 20, 1928 - July 19, 2017

Harriet Ellen Ewing was born February 20, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Dr. and Mrs. DeForrest Willard Ewing. She was graduated from West Chester High School in 1946 where she was a competitive field hockey and basketball player. She was the Junior Class Vice President and the Senior Class Secretary. She was graduated from West Chester State Teachers College in 1950 with a degree in...
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Phyllis "Nena" Garza Perales

July 7, 1938 - July 18, 2017

We mourn the passing of our beautiful mother, Phyllis (Nena) Garza Perales, who entered heaven with her beloved son, Mitchell Perales, on July 18, 2017. She was born in Austin, TX on July 7, 1938 to Bonnie Garza Sendejo and attended Palm Elementary, Allen Junior HS and Austin HS. She retired as an Accounting Clerk Technician at the Veteran Administration. Her life was spent in the service of...
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Mitchell R. Perales

March 20, 1961 - July 14, 2017

We mourn the loss of our brother, Mitchell R. Perales, who entered heaven with his beloved mother, Phyllis Garza Perales, on July 14, 2017. He was born on March 20, 1961 in Austin, TX to Phyllis and Jesse Perales. He was a loyal son and kind soul who loved his family. His love of music started in the Travis HS band where he played the trombone and met many lifetime friends. Mitchell attended...
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Julieta P. Garcia

July 30, 1936 - July 11, 2017

Julieta P. Garcia, 80, of Austin TX, passed away on July 11, 2017. Julieta was born in Nueva Rosita Coahuila on July 30th 1936 to the late Antonio Prado Rodriguez and Velia Ramos Sauceda and Arnulfo Prado and Consuelo Castillo. Julieta was married to Marco Antonio Garcia on January 6th 1960; they were married 57 years. With the aid of her husband, she founded one of Austin's best Mexican...
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John Edward Alesch

November 13, 1952 - July 11, 2017

John Edward Alesch passed away on July 11, 2017. He was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, on November 13, 1952, to Edward and Marjorie Alesch. He attended North Texas State in Denton and UT Austin. He was an avid sailor, civil war re-enactor, animal lover, story teller, and writer. He was an extra in several movies. He was a generous and loyal friend and mentor to all. He is survived by his...
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Margree Steiner

May 2, 1921 - July 9, 2017

On July 9th Margree went to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of sixty-six years, Otto Steiner and her sister Mackie McDonald. She leaves behind her brother R.B. McDonald and his wife Mary of Bryan, as well as many dear nieces and nephews. Margree was born in Mart, Texas on May 2, 1921. She attended the one-room schoolhouse until high school. As a child, she...
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Lloyd "Buzz" Charles Hobrecht

August 26, 1945 - July 7, 2017

Surrounded by his loved ones, Lloyd (Buzz) Charles Hobrecht passed away on July 7, 2017. Lloyd was born on August 26, 1945 in San Antonio, TX, grew up in Blanco, and most recently resided in Austin. He is survived by his wife Carlota; daughter Nicole Jones and husband Chris; daughter Amber Hobrecht; and step-daughter Micki Gamez and partner Andrea. He is also survived by grandchildren...
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Susie Meurer

May 17, 1924 - July 6, 2017

Susie Meurer, age 93 of Austin, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017. She was born on May 17, 1924 to Edwin and Ida Klein in Fredericksburg, Texas. obituary pending............. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on...
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Thomas Jerome Cousino, , C.S.C.

October 9, 1928 - July 6, 2017

Brother Thomas Jerome Cousino, C.S.C., age 88 of Austin, died on Thursday, July 6, 2017. He was born in River Rouge, Michigan on October 9, 1929, a son of the late Valery Victor and Ida Cousino. He entered the Brothers of Holy Cross in August, 1947 and ministered in a number of their secondary schools as supervisor of plant facilities. He retired in 1999 to Brother Vincent Pieau Residence,...
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Laura Lindquist Preston

October 9, 1965 - July 4, 2017

Laura Lindquist Preston, age 51, went home to the Lord on July 4, 2017, in Houston, Texas, after a courageous 20-month battle with metastatic breast cancer. A precious child of God; truly remarkable and loving mother; dedicated wife; and devoted daughter, sister, aunt, friend, mentor and teacher - Laura was born on October 9, 1965, in Highland Park, Illinois, to John and Karen (Feil) Lindquist...
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Bonnie Franklin Sortore

September 6, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Bonnie Franklin was born in Honey Grove, Texas on September 16, 1929 and raised on the family cotton farm. Being the only daughter of the four children, "she never had to pick cotton". In 1946, at the ripe old age of 16, Bonnie met John Sortore while he was serving in the United States Army, married soon thereafter, and spent 71 wonderful years together. Bonnie was a wonderfully kind, gentle...
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Bonnie Frankilin

September 6, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Bonnie Franklin was born in Honey Grove, Texas on September 16, 1929 and raised on the family cotton farm. Being the only daughter of the four children, "she never had to pick cotton". In 1946, at the ripe old age of 16, Bonnie met John Sortore while he was serving in the United States Army, married soon thereafter, and spent 71 wonderful years together. Bonnie was a wonderfully kind, gentle...
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Robert Thomas Natoli

April 3, 1934 - June 28, 2017

Robert Thomas Natoli (Grandpa) passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A rosary will be held at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home South Location, 2620 South Congress Ave. Austin, Texas on Friday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 10000 David Moore Dr. Austin, Texas ,Saturday July 15at 10:00 a.m. Born April 3, 1934, in Jersey City N. J.,...
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Margie Cearley

October 1, 1935 - June 28, 2017

Margie Cearley, 81, died June 28, 2017 in Kyle, TX with her family by her side. Margie was born on October 1st, 1935, in Austin, Texas to William and Evelyn Johnson. She and her husband Ralph Cearley shared a wonderful life together for over 63 years. In addition to her husband Ralph, she is survived by her children Kirk Cearley and wife Rebecca of Leander, TX; Cass Cearley and wife Marjorie...
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Claire Reagan Pelegrin

April 18, 1961 - June 27, 2017

Claire Reagan Pelegrin was born on April 18, 1961 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Claire loved growing up on the Texas Gulf Coast and the beach was one of her favorite places to be throughout her life. She graduated from Richard King High School. She saw the world while attending the University of Colorado Semester at Sea, went on to obtain a Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas, and worked...
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Frank Lyons Crump, Jr.

November 12, 1925 - June 25, 2017

Frank Lyons Crump, Jr. of Austin, Texas died on June 25, 2017. He was born on November 12, 1925 in Lorain, Ohio to Helen and Frank Crump, Sr. He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Beverly; and his son, Russell. Frank is survived by his sons, David Crump and wife Rosanne of Austin, Texas, James Crump and fiancé Dr. Susan Marshall of Canyon Lake, Texas; grandsons, John Cray and...
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Christopher Rashaun Gerlach

March 25, 1994 - June 24, 2017

Christopher is survived by his mother Autumn Gerlach; his brother Micah Mackaly; his grandparents: David and Christie Kay, Wanda Benjamin, and Loretta Benjamin; his uncles and aunts: Scott Gerlach, Jason Benjamin, and Lisa and Hugo Mehl; his cousins: Matthew Kohlman, Lauren Kohlman, Katie Mehl, Matthew Mehl, Braden Benjamin, and Brynlee Benjamin; his great uncle and aunt: Dan and Elizabeth...
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Mildred "Milly" Reynolds

July 15, 1927 - June 20, 2017

Mildred "Milly" Reynolds was born in 1927 in Brenham, Texas. The daughter of a mechanic and a homemaker, she excelled in tennis, and had ambitions beyond her small town. She moved to Austin and attended Seton School of nursing and became an RN. She met and married a WWII vet named, James Robert Reynolds IV. During their courtship they enjoyed swing dancing to music from the jukebox. They...
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Daniel Zamarripa Alvarez

March 7, 1946 - June 19, 2017

Daniel Zamarripa Alvarez, 71, died Monday, June 19, 2017 in Austin, Texas. He leaves his children, Martin Zamarripa, Victoria Zamarripa, Maria Elena Bonilla, Graciela Zamarripa, Daniel Zamarripa, Steven Zamarripa and Daniel Zamarripa Perez; his brothers, Andres Zamarripa of Acuna, Coahuila and Juan Zamarripa of Houston, Texas; sons-in-law, Danny Gonzales, Richard S. Juarez, Lorenzo Bonilla...
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Malcolm Lawrence Steinberg

August 31, 1926 - June 18, 2017

Steinberg, Malcolm Lawrence Sr., born on August 31, 1926, passed away in Austin, Texas on June 18, 2017. A long resident of San Antonio, Texas, the July 2, 2017 edition of the San Antonio Express News will carry the family remembrance of Mal in its obituary section. The memorial service will take place in the Oppenheimer Chapel, Temple Beth El, 211 Belknap Place in San Antonio, on Sunday, July...
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Kevin Earl Acosta

January 22, 1970 - June 17, 2017

Kevin Earl Acosta, 47, of Austin, TX, succumbed to liver disease at the hospital surrounded by his family on June 17, 2017. Kevin was born January 22, 1970 in Austin, TX to Sandra Kay Kelly and Marvin Acosta. He is preceded in death by his father Marvin Acosta, his Uncle Richard Teague and his maternal grandmother Odessa Leverret. Kevin is survived by his wife, Lisa Marie Acosta; son, Jeremy...
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Roberto De La Cruz, Retired

September 5, 1926 - June 11, 2017

Roberto was born September 5, 1926 in San Benito, Texas. He died at the age of 90 on June 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Guadalupe Flores; father, Manuel; brother, Manuel; sister, Lupe Olivarez; sons, Roberto and Roberto II; and daughter, Celia. Roberto is survived by his wife of 69 years, Nora B. De La Cruz; daughters, Belinda Emami, Cynthia Carrasquillo...
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Janice Hokanson

October 20, 1922 - June 9, 2017

Janice Lucille Williams Hokanson was born October 20, 1922, in Brownsboro, Texas, and she will be buried there at the historical Clear Fork Cemetery, June 13, 2017, to rest with forebears dating back to the early 19th century. Daughter of Marvin Leonard and Ethel Brown Williams, Janice and her family moved to Austin when she was two years old, and Austin would be her home from then on. She saw...
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Christopher Lee Lewis

January 19, 1951 - June 9, 2017

Christopher Lee Lewis, age 66, passed away Friday evening June 9th, 2017 with loving family present. He was born January 19th, 1951 and lived in Austin all his life. He went to St. Ignatius Parochial school and graduated from William B. Travis high school. He was proud to have served in the U.S. Marines. He worked with his father at his father's Conoco gas station and later as a truck driver...
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Ann Jaime

November 1, 1926 - June 7, 2017

Amparo "Ann" Jaime was the family matriarch, born November 1, 1926, in Taft Texas and passed away on June 7, 2017 at the Austin Heart Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Ann was preceded by her parents, 2 brothers and a sister. Ann was employed with the American College of Musicians and retired after 47 faithful years of service under three generations of the Allison Family. She was...
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Victor Irving Mayer

September 28, 1929 - June 6, 2017

Major Victor Irving Mayer, 87, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. He leaves his wife of 17 years, Marie Parker Mayer, Austin. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Hunt Mayer. He is survived by their 3 sons; Steven Allen and his wife Linda Mayer, James Elson, and Thomas Irving and his wife, Tamela Mayer. His six grandchildren are Sarah Elizabeth Mayer,...
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John B. "Jack" Smith

June 26, 1937 - June 6, 2017

Dr. John B. "Jack" Smith passed away of natural causes on June 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Jack was born on June 26, 1937 in Bryan, Texas to Elmer G. Smith and Sally L. Smith. Jack's Father was a Physics professor at TAMC his Mother was a high school Latin teacher. He was raised in a traditional Texas A&M University household, becoming a devoted, life-long Aggie! Jack graduated from A&M...
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Matias C. "Sonny" Limon , Jr.

November 1, 1931 - June 3, 2017

In Loving Memory~ Our dearest Matias C. "Sonny" Limon Jr. was called by our Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Matias was born on November 1, 1931. He is preceded in death by his beloved children Rita Limon and Larry Limon, his siblings Fransisco Limon Sr., Alejandra Euresti, Susie Medina and his parents Matias and Inocencia Limon. He is survived by his...
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Beverly Jane Thomas Crawford

April 10, 1929 - May 31, 2017

Beverly Jane Thomas Crawford, a resident of Austin, Texas, died peacefully at home on May 31, 2017, surrounded by family and caregivers. Beverly was born in 1929 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Vern and Winnie Mae Thomas. She moved with her family to Chicago, St. Louis, and Long Island, New York. While attending Shelton College in New Jersey, Beverly both completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music,...
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Nivia Castillo Smith

June 16, 1939 - May 25, 2017

Nivia was born June 16, 1939 in Kenedy, TX to Jesus and Julia Castillo. She was the eldest of six children. Our precious mother was called home to be with the Lord on May 25, 2017. She loved her family dearly and was a devoted daughter, sister, wife and most of all a loving mother. Being the eldest, she was always helping her younger brothers and sisters. She began to work part-time at...
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Johnny Almanza Ramirez

December 27, 1952 - May 25, 2017

Johnny Almanza Ramirez was born on December 27, 1952, in Austin, Texas, and passed away on May 25, 2017. He attended Dolores Catholic School, Stephen F. Austin High School, and Austin Community College. Following high school, he served his country for four years in intelligence gathering while stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War for the U.S. Army. He was a loving father and son, caring...
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Opal Bacak

November 28, 1922 - May 24, 2017

Opal Bacak, born November 28, 1922, passed away May 24, 2017. She was born in Pleasanton, TX to George and Willie Phillips and grew up in South Texas. Opal was the widow of Anton A Bacak, Jr., whom she married in 1947. They resided in Corpus Christi, TX, where they began to raise their five children before moving to Austin TX in 1959. Opal resided in Austin until her passing. Mom's...
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James "Jim" Dieterich

December 24, 1935 - May 23, 2017

Jim Dieterich, 81, a native Austinite, passed away on May 23, 2017. He graduated from Austin High School in 1954 and at this time served 8 years in the US Naval Reserve. Jim worked in the automotive field for Lindsay Auto Electric, Andy's Auto Electric, Cheshire Automotive before his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ancel and Edna Dieterich; brother, Wilbur Dieterich;...
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Olga Salazar Reyna

November 27, 1934 - May 20, 2017

Our beloved mother, Olga Salazar Reyna, was called home Saturday, May 20, 2017. Our mother was preceded in death by our father, O.J. Reyna; and our sister, Diana Quiroz. Olga is survived by daughters, Cynthia Reyna, Sylvia Garcia; son, Jaime Reyna; grandchildren, Nina, Neely, Alexandria, Diego, Rudy, Vicente, Samuel and Sari; great-grandchildren, Haydon, Layla and Evangeline. Visitation...
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Carl Remigius Monnin

March 13, 1934 - May 18, 2017

Carl Remigius Monnin, age 83, died on May 18, 2017, in Austin, TX, with his family by his side. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Pat Monnin; his daughters, Kim (Jeff Ersig) and Michelle Murillo (Boris); son, Jon (Joi); grandchildren, Mirko (20), Lucio (16), Brielle (8), Noah (6), and Lola (3); sister, Luella McQuality (Kettering...
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Roy Howard Miller

April 5, 1924 - May 17, 2017

Roy Howard Miller was born Saturday, April 5, 1924 in Dry Creek (Del Valle), Travis County, TX, the son of Henry Christian Miller and Mary Rosalia (Hoeke) Miller. Roy was baptized March, 1925, with recognition of being the first infant baptized in the newly built Salem Lutheran Church, Del Valle, by Pastor H.W. Hafermann, who also confirmed Roy in April, 1939. Roy grew up on a farm where the...
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Marleen Medina

August 17, 1983 - May 17, 2017

Marleen Medina age 33 of Austin, Texas passed away on May 17, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Medina, Jr.; daughters, Adriana Nicole Garcia, Juliana Yvette Rodriguez, Melissa Rayleen Medina; sons, Raymond Medina, III, Christopher Edward Medina; mother, Mary Alice Rodriguez; father, Daniel Rodriguez, Sr.; brothers, Mark Rodriguez, Daniel Rodriguez II. Recitation of the Holy...
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Florence Roberta Key Fisher

March 1, 1927 - May 17, 2017

Florence Roberta Key Fisher, 90, of Austin, Texas, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2017 in a South Austin Hospital. Florence, or Roberta as she was known, is survived by her two sons, Jon Keith Fisher of Austin and Eddie Ross Fisher of Pearland; her sister, Anita Wilborn of Port Lavaca. six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Roberta was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward...
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Bess Simmons

September 10, 1928 - May 13, 2017

Bess Simmons was born September 10, 1928, to Nina Floy Phillips and Harold Edwin Brooks, delivered by her grandfather, Dr. William Frederick Brooks, in Clarksville, Texas. The fourth of eight children, she grew up in Bagwell, Texas, attended Clarksville High School, Paris Junior College, North Texas State University, and the University of Texas at Austin. Bess worked at various jobs, from...
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Maria Rosales

September 15, 1924 - May 13, 2017

Maria Rosales passed away on May 13, 2017, she was 92 years old. She was born in Mission, Texas. Her favorite past time was playing bingo and letting everyone know in the building that she had won. She also enjoyed watching Mexican soap operas. Everyone who knew her sure knew her life was like one. She also loved to travel. One of her fondest memories was taking a trip with her daughter,...
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Joe "Pera" Castillo Perez

June 17, 1940 - May 13, 2017

Joe "Pera" Castillo Perez passed away on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 after a long illness with his loving son by his side. He was born in Elgin, Texas on June 17, 1940 to the late Isabel Perez and Maria Castillo Perez. Joe served his country for twelve years in the army. Joe enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Janie Gamez Perez; sister and...
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Bessie Lee Ellis

May 4, 1929 - May 10, 2017

Bessie Lee Ellis died on May 10, 2017 in Sunnyvale, TX at the age of 88. She was formerly from Austin, TX and was preceded in death by her husband, Chief Master Sergeant Haskell L. Ellis, Sr. and son, Jerry Thornton. Bessie is survived by two sons and a stepdaughter and their spouses, Haskell and Diane Ellis, Tommy and Merrily Ellis, and Betty and Bill Clark from Florida, as well as six...
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Janie D. Salazar

August 23, 1929 - May 9, 2017

Janie Diaz Salazar, born August 23, 1929 in Chapel Hill, Texas, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 87. Janie was preceded in death by her loving husband, John R. Salazar Sr., with whom she had eight children. Janie had been active with The Ladies of Charity of Austin and volunteered and worked at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store due to her belief in helping others in need...
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Tommie Christine Luna Ortegon

June 17, 1954 - May 6, 2017

Tommie Christine Luna Ortegon born on June 17, 1954 to Alfredo and Mary Luna of Austin, Texas, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the age of 62 years old. Preceded in death, mother and father, Alfredo and Mary Luna of Austin, TX; sister, Margaret Cadena husband, Ramon Cadena of Austin, TX. Tommie is survived by her devoted husband, Jesse A Ortegon, Sr. of Austin, TX, her three...
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