Our Obituaries

Lauri Lynette Garza

August 18, 1967 - June 19, 2013

Lauri Lynette Garza lost her battle with cancer on June 19, 2013 at the age of 45. Her Lord and Savior called her home and ended her pain and suffering. She was preceded in death by her father, James R. Peters. She is survived by her beloved son Nicholas; mother Caroline Hill and her stepfather Tom Hill; sister Shauna Luis and her husband John; nephew Devon Hollingworth and niece Dakota Luis. In...
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Alvin Van Schiess

October 10, 1927 - May 5, 2013

Dr. Alvin Van Schiess returned to his heavenly home on Monday, May 5, 2013. Until his retirement, he was a professor of pathology at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Throughout his life, he served in many leadership positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was serving at the San Antonio, Texas Temple at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his...
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Elviera R. Cernosek

November 2, 1915 - February 24, 2013

Our beloved mother, Elviera R. Cernosek, went to be with the Lord, on February 24, 2013 at the age of 97. She was born in Bay City, Texas on November 2, 1915, one of 10 children, to Louis and Julia Richers, a rice and dairy farmer. Because of the Depression, Elviera was only able to attend one year of college in Denton, Texas as her oldest brother "L.W." was enrolled at A & M College. She then...
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Melissa J. Zuniga

November 24, 1969 - December 7, 2012

Monreal-Zuniga Melissa Monreal-Zuniga, born November 24, 1969, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord surrounded by her family, at the age of 43, on December 7, 2012. Melissa married her soul mate Simon Zuniga on February 25, 1996 and shared four beautiful children with him; Brianna, Bailey, Augustine and Arrianna. Her children were Melissa's greatest pride and love. Melissa...
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Lora Bell Posey

August 11, 1925 - May 2, 2012

Posey Lora Bell Posey born August 11, 1925, went to be with our Lord May 2, 2012, at the age of 86. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Lora is preceded in death by her beloved husband Camerlin M. Posey. She is survived by her sons Ron Ross and wife Carol, Michael Ross and wife Brenda, Camerlin Posey Jr. and wife Brenda; sisters Naomi Kirby, Wanda Jean Dodson, Rosie...
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Kirk Hendry Beckwith

April 9, 1954 - April 27, 2012

Kirk Hendry Beckwith, born April 9, 1954 in San Antonio Texas, Kirk went to rest in God's love and light on April 27, 2012 after a lengthy illness. Kirk was a loving father, brother, friend, uncle and grandfather. "Rocky" as he was often affectionately called, was a talented musician who enjoyed sharing his songs on guitar and harmonica. He was a master wood craftsman in his professional life and...
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Ola N. Craig

November 21, 1916 - April 26, 2012

Ola Neal (Berry) Craig was born November 21, 1916 in Saline County, AR and passed away on April 26, 2012, at her home in Sattler, TX. She married the love of her life, Robert L. (Bob) Craig on January 1st, 1937 in Little Rock, AR. Survived by children, Judith (Judy) Patricia (James S. DeVoll), Richard Neal Craig, and Marion Robert (Robbie) Glawson. Her grandchildren are Dana Michelle...
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Evelyn Marie Montgomery

January 15, 1928 - April 26, 2012

Montgomery Evelyn "Tess" Montgomery born January 15, 1928, went to be with our Lord April 26, 2012, at the age of 84. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband William Lee Montgomery. Tess was one of the original "Car Hops" of San Antonio working at the Bright Idea drive-in. Tess retired from NISD after 23 years of dedicated service. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great...
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James Robert Hembree, Sr.

May 4, 1929 - April 25, 2012

Hembree Rev. James Robert Hembree Sr. born May 4, 1929, in Picher, OK went to be with our Lord and Savior April 25, 2012, at the age of 82. He married his beloved Marjorie Anne Goss August 21, 1950, in Alton, Illinois, soon after his marriage Rev. James became a minister for the Assembly of God Church. He pastored in: MO, IL, OR and TX. Rev. James retired from the ministry in 2007 after 57 years...
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Jeannine Beck Hickey

April 25, 2012 - April 25, 2012

Jeannine Beck Hickey was born August 8, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas to Victor & Eleanor Beck, the second of three children. She died April 24, 2012 in San Antonio after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was raised in San Antonio, Texas where she attended Alamo Heights High School. She subsequently attended Texas A&I College. She married Dennis Eugene Hickey in 1951, and they celebrated their 59th...
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John J. Leal

November 8, 1943 - April 23, 2012


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Christopher Alan Landry

February 16, 1981 - April 23, 2012

Christopher Alan Landry graced the world on February 16, 1981. Born, raised, and made his home with his family in San Antonio, TX. Chris touched the lives of everyone he crossed paths with. He was never seen without a smile and something to say that made you laugh or sigh. He will be forever loved by his wife and best friend, Jessica Lynn Marjonen-Landry, his pride and joy, his daughter , ...
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Louise Stark Patten

January 6, 1915 - April 22, 2012

PATTEN Louise Stark Patten, born on January 6, 1915 in Joplin, Missouri, passed away on April 22, 2012 in Grey Forest, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Robert Patten; son, Olbert "Sam" Houston; and brother, Norvell Stark. Louise is survived by her son, Bruce Houston. A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:00am at Mission Burial Park North, 20900...
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Anna Bell Hughes

April 18, 2012 - April 18, 2012

Graveside 4PM Friday, April 20, 2012 Sunset Memorail Park In lieu of flowes donations may be made to the Humane Society in her memory.
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Nathaniel Dean Barker

March 5, 1990 - April 17, 2012

Nathaniel Dean Barker, the happiest young man who ever lived, parted from us on April 17, 2012 at the age of 22. He is survived by his parents, Dean and Brenda Barker, both sets of grandparents, Bill and Margie Barker and Paul and Dorothy Shaffer, as well as by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He will also be mourned by his longtime nurse, Perky McCoy, and by workers and counselors at some of...
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Charles Wynn Dickson

November 29, 1924 - April 16, 2012

Lt.Col (Ret) Charles Wynn Dickson III, born Nov.29, 1924, passed away April 16, 2012. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, daughters, Sandra Bonney, husband Pat Bonney, and Danette Beasley and husband Mike Beasley; Grandchildren, Shane, Shaye and Cole Beasley; Brett and Jenifer Bonney; Brother, William C. Dickson and numerous nieces and nephews. Services Visitation – Sunday, April...
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Annabelle Virginia Dowdy

July 28, 1918 - April 14, 2012

DOWDY Annabelle Virginia Dowdy, was taken by the angels to the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 14, 2012 at the age of 93. She is survived by her son, Wesley; daughter, Jennifer; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Trisun on Wurzbach for its never ending concern and care shown for almost two years and Vitas Hospice for being there...
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James W. Walters

February 12, 1922 - October 18, 2011

James W. Walters, 89, of San Antonio, TX went to be with the Lord October 18, 2011. James grew up in Annapolis, MD. He worked at the United States Naval Experiment Station until he enlisted in the Army Air Corp. While stationed at Abilene Air Base he met and married Colleen King. He attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, TX then earned his B.B.A. with Honors at the University of Texas in...
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Mary Magdaline Hernandez

April 9, 1936 - October 2, 2011

Mary Magdaline Hernandez (Cindy) age 75 was called to Heaven on October 2, 2011. She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas on April 9, 1936. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Elvira and Refugio Lopez and a brother Homer Xavier Lopez. She was a San Antonio Tech High School class of 1954 graduate. She was also an active member of the class of '54 Scholarship Committee Club. She...
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Marion Elizabeth Gardner

October 9, 1919 - September 20, 2011

Marion Badders Lieck Gardner was born October 9, 1919, in San Antonio, Texas, and passed away on September 20, 2011, at the age of 91. Marion was the oldest of five children born to Ernest Lee Badders and Elizabeth (Beth) Woods Badders. She was a descendant of the Woods family, that settled in Lavaca County in the early 1850's. Marion was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. As a young...
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Estine McClure Lee

November 4, 1915 - September 9, 2011

Estine McClure Lee was born on December 4, 1915, near Graford, Texas, to Jesse Edgar and Cora Ellen McClure, the eighth of eleven children. She departed this life on September 9, 2011. She is survived by her sons and their wives, Steve and Jean Lee and Bruce and Rhonda Lee; her fourgrandsons and their wives, Quincy Lee and Lora Reynolds, Zachry and Lee Lee, Travis and Katie Lee, and Rhett and...
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Maria G. Delgado

May 1, 1933 - July 30, 2011

DELGADO Maria Gloria Delgado (Valdez), age 78, of San Antonio passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Maria Valdez, and sister, Socorro Valdez. She is survived by her children, Rafael Delgado, Suzan Delgado, Giselle Rohleder (Steve), Patricia Murray (Kevin), Anthony Delgado, Maria Barrett, and...
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Roger E. Tatsch

September 7, 1934 - March 12, 2011

TATSCH ROGER E TATSCH SR - Most of us called him Coach, some called him Tiger, the family called him Sonny or Papa, his kids called him Dad, but all knew him as a fighter. Known for never being a quitter, Roger fought a courageous battle until the very end. He passed away Saturday March 12, 2011 with his loving family by his side. Roger was born September 7, 1934 in San Antonio, TX to parents...
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Dalia J. Delgado

March 21, 1920 - January 9, 2011

DELGADO Dalia J. Delgado, born March 21, 1920 went to be with the Lord on January 9, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years John G. Delgado and her son John J. Delgado. She is survived by her children Luis R. Delgado, Rosalinda Engelke (Bruce), and Ernest Delgado (Nancy); daughter-in-law Bette Delgado; also survived by numerous...
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Elizabeth Virginia Alexandravice

December 12, 1933 - September 29, 2010

ALEXANDRAVICE Elizabeth Virginia Alexandravice passed away on September 29, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on December 12, 1933 in Memphis, Tennessee to Rush Shuey and Dorothy Williams Shuey. Mrs. Alexandravice was preceded in death by her husband, Walter G. Alexandravice. She is survived by her nephews, Eric Shuey & wife, Emily and Karl Shuey & wife, Tracy; great-nieces, Megan and...
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Patrick Fred Anthony

August 29, 1940 - September 8, 2010

A N T H O N Y Patrick Fred Anthony was born on August 29, 1940 in Ft. Sam Houston, Texas and went to be with the Lord on September 8, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Hattie Anthony; beloved children, Dawn Goetzel and husband Dwayne and their children, Leah and Maura, Shawn Anthony and wife Holly and their children, Rebecca and Seneca, Shannon Welsh and husband John and...
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Rebecca G. Rangel

September 22, 1940 - August 18, 2010

Rebecca G. Rangel Becky was born on September 22, 1940 and went to be with her Loving Father on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her father Luis Gutierrez, her mother Consuelo Ramirez, her step-father Fred M. Ramirez and her sister Mary S. Gutierrez-Ames. Becky married Henry Rangel, Jr on June 4, 1961. Both were eagerly looking forward to their...
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Vicente D. Velasquez

May 6, 1950 - August 12, 2010

VELASQUEZ Vicente D. Velasquez, born May 6, 1950 embraced God on August 12, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 60. He was preceded in death by his parents Tiburcio Velasquez Sr. and Isabel D. Velasquez; brother Tiburcio Velasquez Jr. He is survived by his brothers Antonio Aragon (Rachel) and John A. Hernandez (Robin); sister-in-law Rachel S. Velasquez; also survived by numerous cousins,...
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Jesus C. Gusme

May 3, 1932 - May 27, 2010


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Helen I. Harrington

March 31, 1930 - November 19, 2009

HARRINGTON Helen I. Harrington, age 79, passed away on November 19, 2009. Helen was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Harrington. She is survived by two children, Kathy Harrington and Jimmy Harrington; grandsons, Brack and Brandon and 3 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will begin at 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North.
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Adele V. Grell

March 1, 1921 - October 14, 2009

Adele V. Grell, daughter of the late John Arie & Gertrude (La Fleur) Vanden Heuvel, entered eternal life on October 14, 2009. She was born March 1, 1921 at Bethesda, MD. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Clinton L. Grell and infant daughter, Mary Ann, brother & sisters Richard Vanden Heuvel, Lois Vanden Heuvel, Marie V. Smithson and Gene V. Greer. She is survived by her sons...
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Sue Ann Moomaw

May 30, 1948 - September 16, 2009

MOOMAW Sue Ann Moomaw, 61, passed away September 16, 2009 after a hard fought battle with lung cancer. Sue was born May 30, 1948 in Washington, D.C.. Sue served in the U.S. Army 1971 - 1977, also in the Air Force, Army Reserve and Texas National Guard until 1992. Sue served VIA for 22 years as a bus operator. Sue loved rescuing animals and caring for her pets. Sue is survived by her closest...
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Johnny Anthony Fox

March 17, 1929 - August 25, 2009

FOX Johnny Anthony Fox passed away on August 25, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on March 17, 1929 in San Antonio, to Robert Emmett Fox and Cleavie Plant Fox. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Johnny retired from AT&T after 45 years, and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his three brothers, Francis, West & Bob. Johnny...
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Abel F. Ortega

August 22, 1919 - August 24, 2009

Abel F. Ortega, born August 22, 1919, entered into rest on August 24, 2009 at the age of 90. He was a survivor of the Bataan Death March and a POW for 3 1/2 years. He was a World War II & Korean War veteran. He received the Bronze Star, POW Medal, and three Purple Heart medals. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Naomi R. Ortega, children, Deborah Johnson (Gerald), Daniel Ortega ...
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Clayton R. Franz

June 25, 1929 - August 5, 2009

FRANZ Clayton Rubin Franz passed away on August 5, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on June 25, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas to Ruben E. Franz and Elsa M. Ottmers. He graduated from Fredericksburg High School as Soluteorian in 1946 and Del Mar College in Corpus Christi in 1961. Clayton represented his country honorably in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He was employed with...
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Gloria C. Steidley-Meza

February 19, 1930 - August 2, 2009

STEIDLEY-MEZA Gloria C. Steidley-Meza, passed away at her daughter's home on August 2, 2009 at age 79, after a 5 ½ year battle with Ovarian cancer. She was a talented artist, author; loving mother and good friend to many and will be deeply missed. She is preceded by her siblings; Ignacia C. Meza, Maria Seckler, Juan Meza, Henry Meza; Raul Meza and parents, Clotilde and Pablo Meza. She is...
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Eugene L. Rosenbusch

February 10, 1923 - August 2, 2009

Eugene Rosenbusch beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away, August 2, 2009 at the age of 86. He was born in Fredericksburg, TX to David and Cora Rosenbusch who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Marvin Rosenbusch and his granddaughter Lisa Rosenbusch. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Mary Rosenbusch; daughter, Linda Garrison and Fianc...
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George Reagan Center

February 22, 1971 - July 29, 2009

CENTER George Reagan Center went to be with His Lord on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at the age of 38. Reagan, as he was known to all who loved him, was born on February 22, 1971. He is survived by his parents, George and Cecelia Center, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins and a multitude of friends, all of whom loved him dearly. He graduated from Clark High School in 1989 and attended San...
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Diego Flores, Jr.

March 25, 1925 - July 29, 2009

FLORES Diego Flores, Jr., 84, of San Antonio, TX, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. He was born on March 25, 1925 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He later served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Kelly A.F.B. for almost 40 years. He will always be remembered for his great generosity and jovial spirit. He was preceded in death by his parents, Diego Flores, Sr. and...
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Marcia Reagan

October 16, 1924 - July 29, 2009

R E A G A N Marcia J. Reagan went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2009. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Claude Reagan, Jr. Marcia is survived by her brother, Marvin Bowman and wife Betty; brother-in-law, Maurice Reagan and wife Joan; three nieces and two nephews. SERVICES A visitation will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 PM on Sunday, August 2, 2009 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels...
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Mary Louise Centeno

November 18, 1922 - July 28, 2009

CENTENO Mary Louise Centeno, 86, went to be with her heavenly Father on July 28, 2009. She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and was the seventh child of her late parents: Jesus and Felicia Buquor Hernandez. Her parents had 15 wonderful, talented children, 6 of Jesus and Felicia's children have joined them in heaven. Mary Louise is survived by 4 loving sisters, and 5 loving brothers...
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Jackie G. Claborn

July 28, 2009 - July 28, 2009

CLABORN Jack G. Claborn, born in Okra, Texas (Eastland County) on September 7, 1932, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2009 at the age of 76. He was a loving husband, father, Papa and friend to many. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janice of almost 55 years; brother, Danny; sons, James and Jerry; daughter, Jacalyn and husband Rick Rhodes;...
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Henry Edgar Tatsch

July 31, 1931 - July 28, 2009

T A T S C H Henry E. Tatsch was born on July 31, 1931 in Cain City, Texas and went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2009. He retired from CPS after 35 years of dedicated service. Henry was a member of the Sons of Herman and a long time member of the Anglers Club of San Antonio. He was a man that loved to fish, hunt and especially the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia...
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William P. Cramer

July 28, 2009 - July 28, 2009

CRAMER William "Bill" Cramer, 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep, July 26, 2009. Bill served in the Air Force as a meteorologist after graduating from Southwest Texas State Teachers College and earning a Master's Degree from Texas A&M. In retirement Bill received the National Weather Service Special Service award when information from him allowed their forecasters to issue more precise...
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Helen Agatha Hellsten

December 11, 1921 - July 27, 2009

Helen Agatha Hellsten, 87, died on July 27, 2009 at her home in San Antonio, Texas after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Mrs. Hellsten was born December 11, 1921 in Manistique, Michigan, the eldest daughter of George and Alice Frankovich. Mrs. Hellsten graduated with a degree in education from Northern Michigan University. In 1946 she married the love of her life, Gunnar Hellsten and...
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Yvette Violeta Lepe-Lopez

May 4, 1963 - July 26, 2009

Lepe-Lopez Yvette Violeta Lepe-Lopez, born May 4, 1963 in Guatemala, entered into rest on July 26, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 46. She is survived by her parents, Joel Leppe and Martha Salazar; husband, Julio A. Lopez; daughter, Cristha Bech; son, Renato Lopez Lepe; sisters, Sandra Ninette Leppe, Evelyn Patricia Leppe, and Michelle Leppe; sister-in-law, Carmencita Estrada de Leppe;...
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Jessie Gilbert Banuelos

January 31, 1945 - July 26, 2009


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Frances L. Phelps

October 26, 1923 - July 24, 2009

Phelps Frances L. Phelps peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 24, 2009, at the age of 85. Frances was born in San Angelo, TX on October 26, 1923 to Nevada and P.D. Kimmey. She married Jack Douglas Phelps, the love of her life, on December 25, 1940 at the tender age of 17. They would have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary this Christmas. Frances is survived...
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Mary Elizabeth Witt

July 22, 1927 - July 23, 2009

Mary Elizabeth Witt passed away July 23, 2009 at the age of 82. She was born in Chicago, IL on July 22, 1927. She retired from Kelly Air Force Base in 1987 after 29 years of dedicated service. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Witt, a sister and brother. She is survived by her sons, Michael Cloud, and Gary Cloud and wife, Pamela; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. ...
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Maria De La Luz Barker

May 22, 1933 - July 22, 2009

B A R K E R God looked around His garden and found an empty place; He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful he always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew that you were in pain, He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the...
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Alice E. Hamby

April 10, 1917 - July 22, 2009


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Charles A. Higgs

May 6, 1928 - July 20, 2009

Charles Adrian Higgs, best known as "Jack" passed away at age 81 on July20th 2009. Jack was born on May 6th 1928 in Bremen, Ky. to Hubert and Bonnie Harper Higgs. He had been on his own since age 13 and at age 17, joined the Merchant Marines. In 1948, during the Korean War, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Germany for 6 years; final rank of TSGT. Upon return, he had many...
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Freda Scott Bailey

February 18, 1922 - July 20, 2009

B A I L E YFreda was born in Oden, Arkansas on February 18, 1922 and was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, July 20, 2009. Freda was known for her love of family and her lifelong faithful commitment to Jesus Christ. Freda was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years Ralph H. Bailey and son, James Scott Bailey. She was survived by her daughter, Sue...
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Mario Diaz

December 27, 1930 - July 19, 2009


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Geri Leann Formann

December 15, 1964 - July 18, 2009

Formann Geri Leann Formann was laid to rest this past Saturday, August 1, 2009 with full military honors. She was laid to rest eternally with her brother David at Mission Burial Park South.
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Antonio V. Garcia

June 13, 1922 - July 18, 2009

A Loving husband for 68 years. A proud and beloved father of two daughters he deeply loved. Youngest of nine siblings of Maria Villareal Garcia and Vicente Garcia He grew up on a farm with his family. Later married Amanda Linares. He served in the Army during World War II in Europe. Tony received numerous medals and awards. He became a hair stylist and Beauty Salon Entrepreneur in San Antonio and...
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John A. Roberts

January 25, 1939 - July 17, 2009

John Averill Roberts, age 70, of San Antonio TX went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2009. Mr. Roberts was born on January 25, 1939 in Corpus Christi TX to Harold and Gladys Roberts. Mr. Roberts was a veteran of the US Navy and retired from Kelly AFB after working for 33 years as a document chief. John and his wife, Nancy were the proud owner/operators of Robert's Dart Supply. He was a member...
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Ernest A. Montemayor

May 22, 1928 - July 16, 2009

Col. (Ret) Ernest A. Montemayor Sailor, Soldier, Airman, Father, Husband, Patriot and Genealogist entered rest July 16, 2009 at the age of 81. Born in Philadelphia, PA. in 1928, Ernest was raised in San Antonio. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy, Army and Air force where he advanced through every rank from Private to Colonel (Mustang) during the periods of World War II, Korea and the Vietnam...
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Juanita R. Rodriguez

July 21, 1928 - July 16, 2009

RODRIGUEZJuanita R. Rodriguez, born July 21, 1928, entered into rest on July 16, 2009 at the age of 80. Juanita was a parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church for over 50 years and member of the Company of Ruth. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Maria Regino & Petra G. Regino; husband, Nat W. Rodriguez; son, Nat W. Rodriguez, Jr., and sister, Joaquina R. Suarez. Mrs....
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Rafael B. Pena

February 19, 1933 - July 15, 2009

PEÑARafael B. Peña, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather entered into eternal rest on July 15, 2009, at the age of 76. Rafael was born on February 19, 1933, in Rio Grande City, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Flavio Z. Peña and Guadalupe A. Villarreal, his brother Flavio Peña, Jr., and brother-in-law, Romeo J. Vasquez. He is...
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David E. Marez

October 31, 1929 - July 15, 2009

M A R E ZDavid E. Marez was born on October 31, 1929 in Mathis, Texas and went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife Frances M. Marez; daughter, Melba M. Marez-Espinoza; sons, David M. Marez, Robert M. Marez and Samuel M. Marez; son-in-law, Mark Espinoza; daughters-in-law, Norma Marez, Sandra Marez and Ida Marez; sister, Gloria Guajardo; brother, Eliseo Marez, 6...
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Alice M. Aycock

January 26, 1941 - July 14, 2009

Alice Marie (Calle) Aycock, age 68, beloved wife, devoted mother and grandmother passed away peacefully July 14, 2009 in San Antonio, TX, after a courageous two year battle with brain cancer. She was born in San Antonio, TX, on January 26, 1941 to Maurice and Minerva (Wilkie) Calle, who preceded her in death. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her and remembered for her love and...
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Robert Binns Perry

October 29, 1920 - July 12, 2009

Robert B. PerryBorn in Pascagoula, Mississippi on October 29, 1920Departed on July 12, 2009 and resided in San Antonio, TXMemorial: July 15, 2009Service: Internment: Sunset Memorial GardensRobert Binns Perry quietly passed on July 12, 2009 at the age of 88. He is survived by his loving wife, Edna R. Perry, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, many other family members and too many...
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Hugo Alberto Herbeck

May 23, 1923 - July 11, 2009

Hugo Alberto Herbeck, born May 23, 1923 in Laredo, Texas, died July 11, 2009 at the age of 86. He was married to Roberta Vicedomini, the love of his life, for 63 years. They met in Caserta, Italy where he was stationed with the U.S. Army during WWII. He brought his wife to the U.S. in 1946, and eventually settled in San Antonio where they raised their four daughters. As an artist, he is...
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Lisa Marie Calderon

February 22, 1966 - July 11, 2009

CALDERON Lisa Marie Calderon, born February 22, 1966, was to called to be with the Lord on July 11, 2009 at the age of 43. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Calderon; daughter, Kimberly Calderon; sons, Chase Jones, Dalton Jones, and Daniel Calderon II; sister, Susan Allain; brother-in-law, James Allain; nieces, Allyssa Smith, Ammanda Allain, and Anndria Allain. She will be dearly missed by...
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Mary Catherine Turner

July 31, 1939 - July 11, 2009

TURNER Mary Catherine Turner was born on July 31, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. She arrived in Texas at high school age. She attended Incarnate Word High School in the 9th grade, then attended Alamo Heights High School until 1957. While at AHHS, she followed her future husband, William Austin Turner around without his knowledge, until he graduated in 1955. A mutual friend introduced them in the...
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Eleanor Astor Wright

September 23, 1916 - July 11, 2009

WRIGHTEleanor Astor Wright, born September 23, 1916, entered into rest on July 11, 2009 at the age of 92. Eleanor was a long time member of the Castle Hills First Baptist Church, the National Quilting Association and the MTAA, Mid Thirties Alumni Association of the Brackenridge High School in San Antonio, TX. She is survived by her sister, Leath Astor Kalbus, and by numerous nieces and nephews...
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Heriberto Ed Reyes

November 3, 1927 - July 9, 2009

Retired Master Sergeant Heriberto Ed Reyes(The Sniper), US Army Special Forces, of San Antonio, Texas died on July 9, 2009 at the age of 81. Heriberto was born on November 3, 1927 in Zapata, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ernestina Espinoza and his father, Antonio Reyes and brother, Roel Reyes. He is survived by his son, Steven Reyes; daughter, Sonia Reyes Busby and her husband...
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Joe D. Tavarez

September 8, 1931 - July 9, 2009

Joe D. Tavarez was born September 8, 1931. He passed away July 9, 2009 after battling a long illness. He was a member of the VA and DAV Organizations. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked at Kelly Air Base, working on air-crafts for years. He was later self-employed in the produce business. He was a very kind and generous man, be believed in helping children and people in...
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Gene V. Alves

May 11, 1932 - July 7, 2009

Gene Virgil Alves quietly left this life on July 7, 2009 at the age of 77. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Sharon, his parents and several siblings. He is survived by his children Scott Alves, Kelli D'Ann Alves, Joseph Chad Alford and Gene Shelton Alves; siblings Benjamin Alves, Virginia "Ginny" Evans and Nancy Goodwin; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Gene was a...
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David Miller

December 24, 1932 - July 7, 2009

MILLERDavid Miller, born December 24, 1932, went to be with his Lord on July 7, 2009 at the age of 76. Mr. Miller retired from the US Air Force as a Sr/MSgt after 23 years of service. He also retired from SWT Methodist Hospital as Director of Housekeeping Services in 1985. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Maria E. Miller; daughter, Suzan (Kevin ) Cherniss; son, John Miller (Monica Reina);...
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Etta Mae Hardebeck

August 28, 1926 - July 6, 2009


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Judy Ann Farley

March 30, 1938 - July 6, 2009

FARLEYJudy Ann (Jeffers) Farley passed away on July 6, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on March 30, 1938 in Clarksville, Texas to Gilbert Jeffers and Velma Chesshire. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her step-father, William C. Davis. Judy is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Larry R. Farley; daughters, Phyllis Long (Jim) & Jenny Nelson; sons, Glenn Farley (Mirtha)...
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Nora Lynn Baldwin

April 14, 1933 - July 6, 2009

B A L D W I NNora Lynn "Sue" Baldwin was born on April 14, 1933 in Harlingen, Texas and went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2009. She is preceded in death by her sister, Betty Dorian and brother, Arlen Jones. Nora is survived by her loving husband, Gene Baldwin; sons, Gary Baldwin and wife Peggye, Roland Baldwin and wife Sonia; sister, Pat Mosel and husband Sonny; brother, Ernest Jones and...
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Benjamin C. Turner

December 20, 1926 - July 5, 2009

Benjamin C. Turner, Jr. was born on Dec. 20, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas. He passed away on July 5, 2009 at the age of 82. After his enlistment in the Navy he went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company until his retirement. Ben is survived by his wife Robbie Turner and daughters Debbie Breaux and husband Paul, Linda Lobit and husband Tom. He has 2 grandchildren, Michelle Crittenden...
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Bernard Zummallen

October 12, 1921 - July 5, 2009

ZumMallenBernard (Ben) ZumMallen was born on October 12, 1921, to Sophie and Henry ZumMallen in Iroquois County, Illinois. He grew up in Crescent City, Illinois and enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942, where he served as a Sergeant in Italy and North Africa. He married Bernice Dube of La Pryor, Texas in 1946 and resided in Uvalde, Del Rio, and San Angelo during the course of his career with...
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Paul A. Eisman

October 21, 1914 - July 4, 2009

E I S M A NPaul A. Eisman was retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving his country proudly during three wars and it was only fitting that he went to be with Lord on July 4, 2009. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Beatrice Eisman; sister, Dorothy and brother, Donald. Paul is survived by his son, Paul T. Eisman and wife Shevawn; sister, Esther; granddaughters, Karen, Diane and...
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John Paul Mcdonough

November 1, 1926 - July 3, 2009

Dr. John Paul McDonough USAF Col. Retired Dr. John Paul McDonough, Colonel US Air Force Retired, passed away July 3, 2009 after a courageous battle with Lewy Bodies disease. Paul McDonough was born November 1, 1926 in Carbondale, PA to John Paul McDonough Sr. and Madolyn Whitbeck McDonough. Paul attended Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, PA graduating in 1944. He received his...
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Charles Leon Barnett

September 22, 1932 - July 2, 2009

Charles Leon Barnett passed away 7-2-09, at the age of 76. Leon was born 9-22-32 in Sherman TX. He attended Navarro Jr. College, was a walk on Basketball player, after scoring 36 points against SMU he received a full scholarship, he went on to be the teams MVP and an All American. He attended Austin College and earned a BA. On 5-28-56 Leon graduated from Austin college and married his high...
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Dorothy Braune Boldt

July 28, 1925 - July 2, 2009

BOLDT With her husband of 64 years, the love of her life at her side, Dorothy Boldt died peacefully on July 2, 2009 at the age of 83. Born the sixth child of Meta and Willie Braune in New Brunfels, Texas, On July 28, 1925, Dorothy hit the ground running. While raising two sons, Dorothy was the original "supermom", pursuing a career with Civil Service, becoming a tireless worker at Hermann Sons,...
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Mary Alice Valdez

August 3, 1942 - July 2, 2009

VALDEZMary Alice Valdez, born on August 3, 1942, went to be with her Lord on July 2, 2009 at the age of 66. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dario and Petra Pena. Mrs. Valdez is survived by her husband of 44 years, Guadalupe S. Valdez; daughter, Marjorie Altman (Scott Altman); sons, Gerald Valdez (Heather Valdez), and Gabe Valdez (Jayme Valdez); grandchildren, Hayden Altman, Garrett...
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Shirley Ann West

June 1, 1936 - July 1, 2009

WESTShirley Ann "Casey" West, born in Oklahoma City, OK on June 1, 1936, passed away on July 1, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. Her parents, Hance and Esther Casey preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Dwight; son, Jeffrey E. West (Amber) of Oklahoma City, OK; step-son, Robert S. West (Ana) of Salt Lake City, UT; step-daughter, Karen E. Rowe of Oklahoma City, OK; sisters, Barbara...
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Elizabeth M. Aguilar

June 23, 1968 - June 29, 2009

Elizabeth M. Aguilar, born on June 23, 1968 in San Antonio, Texas was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 29, 2009 at the age of 41. Elizabeth is preceded in death by her father Jose V. Macias, brother Jose Luis Macias, maternal grandparents Margarito and Consuelo Gonzalez. She is survived by her husband Julio A. Aguilar Sr., children Adriana Aguilar, Julio A. Aguilar Jr., and Emily...
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Katherine B. Woldhagen

August 7, 1921 - June 29, 2009

Katherine B. Woldhagen, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away June 29, 2009 at the age of 87. She was born in Ashland, Kentucky to Virgie and Francis Blair who preceded her in death. She was a member of University United Methodist Church. Katherine was also preceded in death by her 7 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Norman Woldhagen; son, Scott Woldhagen and wife...
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Richard Noah Pace

March 12, 1918 - June 27, 2009

PACERichard Noah Pace, born on March 12, 1918 in Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on June 27, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Ruth R. Pace; daughter, Linda Jeanne Peddicord and husband Thomas E.; grandchildren, Jenifer Pestorius and her husband Thomas; Kelly Rubens and her husband, Jeffrey, and Matthew Peddicord; great-grandchildren, Emma and Paige...
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James C. Stein

March 23, 1929 - June 27, 2009

STEINJames C. Stein, born March 23, 1929 in Lima, Ohio, entered into rest on June 27, 2009 at the age of 80. Jim grew up in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He served in the USAF from 1947 to 1950. Mr. Stein was a licensed private pilot, and member of Alamo Frontier Gunslingers and was Fast Draw Champion in 1959. He was an avid radio controlled airplane enthusiast. Mr. Stein was a member of St. Cecilia's...
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Maxwell Jones

January 10, 1908 - June 27, 2009

William Maxwell JonesMax Jones, 101, was born 1-10-08 in Scottsburg, Indiana, son of Mary Alice Perrin and Jesse Elston Jones and died 6-27-09 in Leon Valley. He was preceded in death by an infant brother; his wife of 53 years, Drusilla Lyle Cravens of Ft. Worth; and second wife of 10 years, Isabel Abdou Hatchett of El Paso. He is survived by his only child, Patricia Lynn, her husband Daniel...
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Edward T. Kuntz

December 27, 1916 - June 26, 2009


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Ibrahim F. Helmy

April 21, 1951 - June 25, 2009

HELMYIbrahim F. Helmy passed away on June 26, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on April 21, 1951 in Cairo, Egypt to Fouad Helmy and Mahassen Metri Helmy. He moved to the United States from Cairo, Egypt in 1979. Ibrahim obtained his Architectural Degree in Cairo, and was a PhD Graduate of Urban Design & Engineering from the School of Politecnico in Milano. He taught at the University of...
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Carolyn Kriss

February 22, 1934 - June 25, 2009

K R I S SCarolyn "Joy" Burris Kriss went to be with her Lord on June 25, 2009 at the age of 75. A church service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 29, 2009 at Gaddis United Methodist Church in Comfort, Texas with interment to follow at Mission Burial Park North.
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Bernard R. Button

September 20, 1918 - June 24, 2009

BUTTONCapt. (Ret.) Bernard R. Button passed away on June 24, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on September 20, 1918 in Illion, New York to Ben Button and Margaret Owens Button. He was WWII Veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He retired as an Aircraft Maintenance Instructor with civil service and later retired from the Air Force Reserves. He received his Bachelors Degree from the...
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Jimmy W. Sutherland

January 17, 1938 - June 24, 2009


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Miriam Vicki Rogers

January 4, 1919 - June 23, 2009

Miriam Victoria "Vicki" Rogers, age 90 passed away June 23, 2009. She was born on January 4, 1919 in Rockford, Illinois and has been a San Antonio resident since 1964. Her husband of over 50 years (deceased in 1996) was Col. Albert S. "Buck" Rogers. Mrs. Rogers is survived by her son Craig Rogers, nieces, Laurie Larson, and nephews, Bradley Gustafson and Kent Gustafson.
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Jack Dear

October 29, 1950 - June 23, 2009

D E A RJack Dear was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 58. His death came after a nine week struggle with complications in the aftermath of stomach cancer surgery. Jack was born in Mineral Wells, Texas on October 29, 1950 - a fourth generation Texan. He was baptized in the spring of 1961 at the Westmoreland Baptist Church in Lubbock. ...
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Yolanda R. Sanchez

December 26, 1945 - June 20, 2009

Yolanda Ramirez Sanchez born in Austin, Texas December 26, 1945 called by our Lord June 20, 2009 at age 63. She is survived by her husband Wilfred and her two children Veronica & Anthony, her sisters Evelyn & Cynthia, her brother Robert, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She went to meet our Lord surrounded by family. She departed knowing she was loved by all, just as she...
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Lillian M. Harrington

December 31, 1943 - June 19, 2009

Lily is what she liked to go byLillian M Harrington, born December 31, 1943, in Limerick, Maine , entered into eternal rest on June 19, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas at the of age 65. Lily was a loving and devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph Harrington III, and, son, John Joseph Harrington IV. Lily is lovingly survived by her son, Dana W...
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Marcella M. Andrews

December 2, 1919 - June 19, 2009

Andrews Marcella M. Andrews, born December 2, 1919 in Rogers, Texas passed away Friday, June 19, 2009 at the age of 89 years. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Toxie Arnold Andrews, Sr. Marcella is survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca A . Reando, Dorothy E. Oisten and Don, Estella L. Limbrick and Robert, and Pamela M. Phipps and Jack; sons and daughters-in-law,...
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Shelly Anne Sheldon Bromley

February 22, 1958 - June 18, 2009

Shelly Sheldon Bromley Shelly Sheldon Bromley was born as Shelly Anne Sheldon on February 22, 1958 in San Antonio, Texas. She went to Thomas Jefferson High School and graduated in 1976 with honors. She went to Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1978 with honors. She received her masters degree in 1979 with honors in speech pathology from Southwest Texas State University. Shelly...
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Helen W. Bales

August 21, 1919 - June 18, 2009


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Elsie Faye Bruner

September 10, 1927 - June 17, 2009


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