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Stephen Lee Helmke

November 16, 1964 - August 10, 2018

On Friday, August 10, 2018, Stephen Lee Helmke, of Cedar Park, Texas, loving son and father of two wonderful daughters, passed away at the age of 53. Steve was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 16, 1964 to Vernon and Jackie Helmke. He attended Alamo Heights High School where he played football, then graduated from Texas Tech University where he was an active member of Pi Kappa Alpha...
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Lella Len Nitschke

September 26, 1918 - August 10, 2018

Lella Len Mewhinney Nitschke lived her 99 years with style and grace. Len died Friday, August 10, 2018. She was born September 26, 1918, the seventh child of Luella and Leonard Mewhinney, in Holland, Texas. This small farming community, east of Salado, cultivated a lifelong bond with the land, whether it be a farm in Bell County, a fishing cabin at Lake Buchanan or a horse ranch in Kendall...
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Thomas "Tom" C. Frost

October 29, 1927 - August 10, 2018

South Texas lost one of its favorite sons on Friday, August 10, 2018, when banker and philanthropist Thomas (Tom) Clayborne Frost died at age 90. Born at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio on October 29, 1927, to Thomas Clayborne Frost and Ilsé Herff Frost, Tom was the fourth generation to lead Frost Bank, which was founded 150 years ago by his great-grandfather Thomas C. Frost. Tom received...
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Sylvia Griffith

August 3, 1922 - August 9, 2018

Sylvia Griffith, born in Panna Maria on August 3, 1922, passed away on August 9, 2018. She left Panna Maria in 1944 and moved to San Antonio, where she obtained an associate business degree. Upon completion she worked for Alamo Title Company. In San Antonio, she met her beloved husband, Walter R. Griffith, and they wed on January 6, 1947. They left San Antonio for College Station, where...
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Debbie Madden

February 1, 1951 - August 9, 2018

Debbie Madden died August 9, 2018 unexpectedly, but peacefully, and without a doubt now resides with the Lord. She was currently employed with Lee Partners. Bruce and Steve Lee will dearly miss her. She was loved like family. She had a love for animals, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors. Debbie had a great sense of humor and infectious laugh that will be missed by everyone who knew...
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Richard R. Sefcik

July 8, 1933 - August 7, 2018

Beloved husband and brother, Richard R. Sefcik, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was born in Poth, TX on July 8, 1933 to Emil and Julia Kostelnik Sefcik. In 1935, the family moved to San Antonio; he graduated high school in 1951 and was drafted into the US Army in 1953. For two years, he was stationed at Ft. Totten, New York City. After his tour in the Army, he returned...
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Nancy M. Mahnke

February 28, 1930 - August 6, 2018

Nancy M. Mahnke, age 88, passed away August 6, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Nancy was born in East Chicago, Indiana, on February 28, 1930, to Richard S. McClaughry, Sr. and Martha Heinly McClaughry. Nancy attended Shimer College for Women then transferred to Iowa State College to complete her college education in Home Economics. There she met her beloved Bob, Robert G. Mahnke. They were...
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Eleanor Martinez Quintanilla

July 11, 1922 - August 5, 2018

Mrs. Eleanor (Martinez) Quintanilla, born on July 11, 1922 in SAN ANTONIO, Texas, to the late Simona Ramos Martinez and the late Leo B. Martinez Sr., passed away at age 96 on August 5, 2018. Eleanor was married to the late Manuel Quintanilla. She was preceded in death by her brother, Leo Martinez Jr.; and sisters, Juanita Reeves, Genevieve Salas, Gladys Martinez, Frances Flores, Mary Louise...
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JoAnn G. Diaz

February 3, 1956 - August 5, 2018

JoAnn G. Diaz, age 62, passed away Sunday, August, 5, 2018 as a result of a long battle with cancer. Her family was by her side when she was called home and welcomed by Our heavenly Father and her loving parents Gloria G. and Edward L. Diaz Sr. JoAnn was a graduate from Thomas Edison H.S. and The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she received her Bachelors degree in early childhood...
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Michael Ross Murphy

June 3, 1945 - August 5, 2018

Dr. Michael Ross Murphy, research scientist, passed away on August 5, 2018, at the age of 73. He was born June 3, 1945, in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Murphy strived for excellence throughout his life and never shirked from difficult tasks. In 1967 he married his college sweetheart Janet Eleanor Fearn, and they had two children, both of whom made him intensely proud. He is survived by his wife...
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Ruth Rutstein Posner

March 13, 1922 - August 5, 2018

On August 5, 2018 Ruth Rutstein Posner passed away. During her lifetime, she was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was the sweetest and kindest person that one could ever hope to know. Throughout her life, she exhibited courage in the face of any adversity confronting her. She was considered the matriarch of a very large family and was deeply loved and...
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Joseph Dvoroznak

November 24, 1924 - August 4, 2018

Our beloved Joseph Dvoroznak, age 93, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018. He was born on November 24, 1924 in Seguin, Texas. His parents John Dvoroznak and Mary Cordova raised him in San Antonio, Texas. Joseph attended Fox Tech Vocational High School and enlisted in the Navy during World War II. He participated in 5 Pacific Campaigns as a Landing Boat Operator. Upon his return to...
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Betty Jeariene Brown Wheeler

May 11, 1931 - August 3, 2018

Betty Jeariene Brown Wheeler, 87, was called home to be with our Lord on Friday, August 3, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Betty was born on May 11, 1931 to parents Samuel Dewey and Charlie Belle Thomas Brown. Betty was preceded in death by her siblings, Billye Joyce Brown Lambert and Charles Garrison Brown. Born and raised in Quanah, Texas, Betty met and grew up with her future husband from...
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Robert H. Nagel, Sr.

October 5, 1934 - August 3, 2018

Robert H. Nagel, Sr. October 5, 1934 – August 3, 2018 Robert H. Nagel, Sr., a native of San Antonio, age 83, passed away August 3, 2018 after a brief illness. He was Owner of family-operated Nagel's Gun Shop where he spent nearly 65 years. He was known to his many friends and customers as "Bobby". Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Josephine Nagel and is survived by...
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A. J. "Jack" Lewis, Jr.

July 9, 1932 - August 3, 2018

Andrew Jackson "Jack" Lewis, Jr, 86, of San Antonio, Texas passed away in his home on August 3, 2018. He was born on July 9, 1932 to Grace McNamara and Andrew Jackson Lewis, Sr. Jack attended Alamo Heights schools, followed by New Mexico Military Institute, and graduated with a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1954, St. Mary's University with a JD in 1957, and New York University...
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Herman "Jim" James

March 28, 1927 - August 1, 2018

Col. Herman (Jim) Henry James, Jr, was called home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the age of 91. Jim was born in Mississippi to Herman H. James and Lois Velma Sykes James on March 28, 1927. As a young man, Jim worked on his parent's farm and graduated from High School in Oxford, MS. Jim tried the U.S. Navy and then U.S. Air Force before finding a home in the Infantry of...
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Gussie Eugene Brieger

June 24, 1930 - August 1, 2018

Our beloved Gussie Eugene Brieger, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1930 in Taylor, Texas to parents, Gussie Edmund Brieger and Ethel Walker Brieger. He was a graduate of Taylor High School and earned his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University. Eugene was a proud veteran serving four years in the US Air Force as a Staff...
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Sanford A. Grossman

September 7, 1936 - August 1, 2018

Sanford A. Grossman, the "Flag Man of Olmos Park" died on August 1, 2018, about a month before his 82nd birthday. The flags throughout the City of Olmos Park are symbolically at half-staff as a mark of solemn respect to Sanford. He was known as the "Flag Man of Olmos Park" because he started the tradition of displaying the American flag throughout Olmos Park on the appropriate days, and for...
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Linda Mahan White

March 24, 1938 - July 31, 2018

Linda Mahan White passed away on Monday, July 31, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born to parents, Carl and Lorena Mahan on March 24, 1938 in Abilene, Texas. Linda loved San Antonio and its Mexican influence; she loved Trinity University where she graduated in 1959. Linda loved libraries where she worked for the Denver Public Library, the San Antonio Public Library and the MacArthur High...
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O. M. Reed, DDS

November 17, 1920 - July 29, 2018

O.M. Reed, DDS November 17, 1920-July 29, 2018 On Sunday, July 29, 2018, San Antonio lost one of its members of the "Greatest Generation," Dr. O.M. Reed. Born in Belfield, North Dakota on November 17, 1920, he was the only child of Edna Kane Reed and George Allison Reed. He will be deeply missed. Dr. Reed was a man of many talents. He was a musician, playing trumpet. He was a dentist,...
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Donald Francis Bearbower

May 29, 1944 - July 29, 2018

Donald "Don" F. Bearbower, age 74, was called home by the Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. He was born on May 29, 1944 in Waterloo, IA, to parents Vern E. Bearbower and Margaret Ann Hickey. He met the love of his life Margaret Ann Lopez in the spring of 1966 at the NCO Club downtown San Antonio when he was stationed at Randolph AFB. They fell in love at first sight and were...
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Joseph Bernard Corcoran , Jr.

May 1, 1946 - July 28, 2018

Ret. Col. Joseph Bernard Corcoran, Jr. passed away on July 28, 2018. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, and extended family. Born in Alice, Texas to Colonel (Ret.) Joseph Bernard Corcoran and Birdie Lea (Reedy) Corcoran, he graduated from Gonzaga College High School and Georgetown University in Washington DC, before commissioning in the Air Force and completing overseas tours in...
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Lonez Martz

May 24, 1937 - July 27, 2018

Lonez Martz, 81, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 in Houston, TX. She was born May 24,1937 in Jones Louisiana to Manuel and Orea Harris. Moms passions were God, family and friends. Mom loved spending time with family and friends whether it was sitting drinking coffee and just talking or playing games. Her game of choice Skip-Bo and she didn't like to lose so she would keep playing, but that...
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Frank D. Anderson

July 14, 1937 - July 25, 2018

Our beloved father, husband and friend, Frank D. Anderson, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Frank served in the US Navy and held a strong belief in God, family and country. He was passionate about flying and qualified for the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots, The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. Frank never met a stranger; he was known for his one-liners and...
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Nathan Lewis Efron

June 25, 1981 - July 25, 2018

Nathan Lewis Efron, age 37, of San Antonio, TX, entered eternal rest into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. After graduating from Alamo Heights High School, he proudly served his country in the US Coast Guard aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Hammer. Nathan became a highly successful sales representative for Adrenaline Fundraising after graduating from the University of Texas at...
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Marsha A. Surad

August 13, 1946 - July 25, 2018

Marsha A. Surad, passed away at the age of 71, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on August 13, 1946 to her parents, Alfred Abramson and Muriel Schopp. Marsha spent her first years after college working for the city as a Social Worker and then went to work in Civil Service at Kelly AFB. Marsha loved the Arts, whether it be listening to music, attending movies and stage...
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Arthur Carson "Casey" Rubey III

November 19, 1935 - July 23, 2018

Casey "Porkchop" Rubey, died peacefully in his San Antonio home on July 23, 2018. He joined his mother Elizabeth "Liz" Rubey, his father Carson Rubey, his two sisters Lowe Figour and Stuart Bourne and his grandson August Koontz. The news of his passing brought immediate tears and smiles to his many friends. Casey was talented and smart in the practicalities of enjoying his 82 years on earth. His...
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Maria Ramon Jaramillo

October 6, 1948 - July 23, 2018

Maria De la Luz Ramon Jaramillo, age 69, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas with her family at her side. She was born on October 6, 1948 in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico to Filiberto Ramon Jasso and Maria Hesequia Duenas Hernandez. She was preceded in death by her father; and one brother. Maria is survived by her husband, Nasario M. Jaramillo, Jr.; their three...
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Roman B. Mendoza

July 25, 1939 - July 23, 2018

Roman B. Mendoza, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 23, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born in San Antonio, on July 25, 1939, to his parents Benjamin Mendoza and Bertha Elizondo. While attending Central Catholic High School, he met Hilda Cavazos who attended Incarnate Word High School, and were married on August 20th 1960. At the age of 17, he joined the Army. During his free time...
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Hilda Delepiani Finck

March 30, 1935 - July 23, 2018

Hilda (Delepiani) Finck passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, just two weeks after the death of her beloved husband, Bill Finck, Sr. Hilda was also preceded in death by her parents Enrique Delepiani and Olga Belloso Delepiani and by her sister and brother-in-law Norma Delepiani Villamizar (Mario). She is survived by her children and grandchildren Kathleen Finck, Caroline Kuper (Harry Jersig ...
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Dalia R. Mendoza

July 25, 1937 - July 22, 2018

Dalia R. Mendoza age 80, born in Alice, Tx on July 25, 1937 to Roman and Aurora Rodriguez answered our Lord's call on Sunday, July 22, 2018 while in the presence of her beloved niece Nora Vega. Dalia was a 1957 graduate of William Adams High School of Alice, TX. She was an avid Spurs and Dallas Cowboys fan. Dalia will be remembered for her dedication and support of her husband while he served...
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Asta Steingrimsdottir Sanchez

July 5, 1932 - July 21, 2018

Ásta Steingrímsđottir Sanchez, age 86, born in Reykjavik Iceland but resided in San Antonio, joined her loving husband in heaven Saturday July 21, 2018. Ásta was born July 5th, 1932 to Steingrímur Einarsson and Puríđur Ágústa Símonarđottir and was a sibling of 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Ásta was a very loving and caring sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved...
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Pedro "Pete" Herrada, Jr.

April 22, 1957 - July 21, 2018

Pedro "Pete" Herrada, Jr. went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Pedro was born on April 22, 1957 in Pearsall, TX to parents, Pedro Herrada Sr. and Anita Cuellar. When Pedro was in high school he was a brilliant musician in all Keyboards, Woodwinds, Brass, and Vocals and led the Hershey High School band as Drum Major. He was also awarded the John Philips...
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Raymond Morantes

January 14, 1943 - July 20, 2018

Raymond Morantes passed in peace at 11:10pm on Friday, July 20th 2018, at 75 years young. He joined his daughter Magda Margot Morantes and grandson Ryan Morantes in the divine Kingdom of Heaven. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Lozano Morantes as well as his son Ramsey Morantes and daughters Monica Morantes, Josephine Joubert, Marlena Terrazas and Victoria Morantes. Raymond was...
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Gladys "Joyce" Lavender

August 14, 1925 - July 19, 2018

Gladys "Joyce" Lavender, (born Gladys Joyce Ward), aged 92, died this July 19th. She was born August 14th, 1925 in Victoria, Texas. Her parents, William and Effie Ward raised their family in Cypress-Fairbanks, Texas, and she was the youngest of their 4 children. After Cypress-Fairbanks High School, Joyce made the bold move to relocate to Houston, to go to business college to become a...
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Johnny "Jay" Tijerina, Jr.

June 12, 1987 - July 18, 2018

My beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, Johnny M. Tijerina, Jr., age 31, passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside. Affectionately known as "Jay", his love and devotion to his sisters and brother was unsurpassed. He relished in the independence of being on his own in the surroundings of the Austin scene. He is preceded in death by his father, Johnny M. Tijerina and is...
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George C. Hixon

April 8, 1937 - July 18, 2018

George C. "Tim" Hixon, prominent local business man, conservationist, philanthropist, champion of education, loving husband, proud father, and beaming grandfather passed away Wednesday, July 18th at the age of 81. Tim was born in Jacksonville, FL, April 8, 1937 to George C. and Sarah Hall Hixon, the second of four brothers. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Karen Johnson Hixon, his sons;...
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Jacqueline Cosner Marucheau

July 1, 1927 - July 18, 2018

Jacqueline Cosner Marucheau passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on July 1, 1927 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Joe and Gladys Cosner. Jackie graduated from St. Mary's Hall and also the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. On January 27, 1951 she married Albert Marucheau. They immediately moved to Montevideo,...
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Ramona Ventura Lopez

April 4, 1925 - July 15, 2018

Ramona Ventura Lopez was born to Luis and Juanita Ventura in San Antonio on April 4, 1925. She passed away on July 15, 2018 at the age of 93. She didn't like to travel very much and was more of a home body. She loved taking care of her family, working around the house and with her plants. She initially wanted to become a nurse but decided to become a beautician instead. She worked for a...
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Gene Joel Guerra

July 8, 1970 - July 15, 2018

Gene Joel Guerra, affectionately known as "Geno", was one of a kind who left us on July 15, 2018 to be embraced by his Father, who had prepared a banquet for him. Geno lived a simple life, never complained, overcame one obstacle after the next, but in the end, he went home and is in peace. Geno attended Harlandale High School in San Antonio, Texas. Following high school, he enlisted in the...
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Kristine "Krissy" M. Galan

July 15, 1977 - July 13, 2018

Kristine "Krissy" M. Galan, went to be with the Lord at the young age of 40. She was born to parents Richard and Olga Galan, in San Antonio, Texas. Krissy was born with a disability, but that didn't stop her. She always put her very best forward. Krissy was the youngest of 4 siblings, who were all very protective of her. Her favorite Disney character was Mickey Mouse, of whom she had a huge...
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Dorothy R. Montgomery

October 21, 1927 - July 11, 2018

Dorothy Montgomery was born in Nashville, Tennessee to Josie and Ernest Stovall, who was an officer in the U.S. Navy. She grew up traveling the world with her parents. Dorothy loved reading, horseback riding and studying different cultures and religions. She earned a degree in Political Science from George Washington University. Dorothy worked at the Pentagon and other federal agencies. ...
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Marilyn Carol Zimmermann

July 14, 1949 - July 11, 2018

Marilyn (Lynn) C. Zimmermann (68) passed away on July 11, 2018 in Houston, Texas, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She is a graduate of Alamo Heights High School and St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Paul Zimmermann, and is survived by her three brothers, Jack (Ilene), Bobby (Madalyn), and Jerry (Linda),...
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Henry William ("Bill") Finck, Sr.

November 18, 1930 - July 10, 2018

Henry William ("Bill") Finck passed away at home on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary (Fisher) and Edward Reinhold Finck; his brother, Edward R. Finck; and sister, Mary Anne Finck Graney. He is survived by his wife Hilda; children, Kathleen Finck, Caroline Kuper (Harry Jersig "Ricky"), Henry William ("Bill") Finck Jr. (Donna),...
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Ross L. Nordfelt

October 2, 1947 - July 8, 2018

Ross Nordfelt passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 8, in Helotes, Texas, at the age of 70. He is preceded in death by his brother, Roy, and his parents, Leroy and Melvina Nordfelt. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Celia Nordfelt, his four children and their families – Michael Nordfelt (Suzanne), Catherine Phillips, Anna Trevino (Lucas), and Amy Kocurek (Neal), his seven grandchildren...
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Barry T Limpert

October 9, 1938 - July 8, 2018

Barry T. Limpert died peacefully on the evening of Sunday, July 8, 2018. He was born on October 9, 1938 in Anderson, Indiana, the son of Theodore Limpert and Vasso Kalogeropoulos Limpert, both natives of Greece. He is survived by his sister, Nicki Weston (Paul) and cousin Katherine Couch (George) of San Francisco. Barry's family is thankful to the Davita, Medical Center, for the excellent...
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James (Jim) Ray Johnson

March 26, 1929 - July 7, 2018

Our heavenly Father called James (Jim) Ray Johnson home the afternoon of Saturday, July 7. Jim was the second son born to Ruth Craft and Thaddeus Eric Johnson, born at home on March 26, 1929 in Pt. Neches, Jefferson County, TX. His family moved to Corpus Christi where he played football and baseball and was selected to give the student address at graduation from Corpus Christi High School. ...
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Mary Lee Dickinson

November 13, 1942 - July 6, 2018

Mary Lee Dickinson, "Lee" as she was known to all, of San Antonio and Spring Branch died on July 6, 2018 at DeMatel House of the Village at Incarnate Word in San Antonio. A resident of the Village for several years, Lee died of complications of Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's disease. Lee was born in Lubbock, TX on November 13, 1942 to Granville Lee and Martha Clowe Dickinson. Her brother...
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Consuelo B. Reyes

August 29, 1923 - July 6, 2018

Consuelo, age 95, passed away in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in New Braunfels, Texas to Sotero Baquera and Benita Valdez. Consuelo was a Matriarch of 6 generations. Mrs. Reyes owned and operated REYES BAR, Downtown, since 1946. Preceding her in death were her husband, Catarino M.; parents and brothers. She is survived her sons, Catarino M. Reyes, Jr., Manuel Reyes (Candy);...
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Lucille M. Gehring

August 17, 1919 - July 6, 2018

Lucille M. "Minnie" Gehring, formerly of Howard, South Dakota and Englewood, Colorado passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the age of 98 in San Antonio, Texas, where she resided the past five years. Lucille was born August 17, 1919 in Howard, South Dakota. The second child of Albert and Rosa W. (Hildebrand) Gehring, Lucille grew up on the family homestead southwest of Howard. She graduated...
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Jimmy Richard Hernandez

November 19, 1947 - July 5, 2018

Caring son, brother, and friend. Jimmy Richard Hernandez, age 70, left to be in God's world on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Jimmy's interests and achievements included: altar boy at various church's in the USA and Europe; Boy Scouts; Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Mary's University; member of Lambda Gamma Fraternity, Rotary International, and LULAC Council No. 2. Notably, he was a Rotary...
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Ana Maria Tello Terrazas

September 14, 1919 - July 5, 2018

Ana Maria Tello Terrazas, age 98, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, July 5, 2018, in San Antonio TX. She was born in Saltillo, Coahuila to parents Anastacio Tello and Adela Betancourt. Ana had a talent for baking and she will be remembered for her amazing lemon meringue pies and homemade flour tortillas. Her children and grandchildren are her pride and joy and Ana perfected being a...
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Fernando L. Moreno

August 18, 1927 - July 5, 2018

Fernando was born in San Antonio, Texas to Manuel and Margarita Lopez Moreno; he was the 7th of 8 children. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in January 1945. He was drafted by the U.S. Army in November 5, 1945. He had his basic training in Philadelphia, PA and his advanced training in Chicago, Il. Since World War II had ended in August 1945; the military felt that his services...
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Eddie L. McBee

May 29, 1941 - July 4, 2018

Eddie Lynn McBee, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Helen McBee, he was born May 29,1941, in New Tazewell, TN. Survivors include his wife, Carole; brother, Stephen (Marie); nephew, Matthew (Traci); nieces, Natalee Rowland (Ben), Stephanie McElroy (James), Suzanne Poetz (Gregg); 7 great nieces and nephews. A life...
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Marco Gilliam

March 17, 1937 - July 3, 2018

Marco Louis Patrick Gilliam, 81, a native of San Antonio, Texas and resident of Thibodaux, Louisiana passed away on July 3, 2018. Marco was the son of Neville Francis and Elouise Gerbic Gilliam born on St. Patrick's Day in 1937. Marco was a 1955 honors graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, a 1959 graduate of Trinity University and a veteran of the United States Army. It was...
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Anne Earle Knight

November 12, 1924 - July 2, 2018

Anne Williams Earle was born November 12, 1924 in Manila, Philippine Islands to Colonel Edward Palmer Earle and Ellenore Blakemore Williams Earle. As an Army brat she lived in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort Ord, California. "Blossom," as she was known to her grandchildren, finished high school at The Douglas School, Carmel...
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Elma Jean Longoria

March 16, 1955 - July 1, 2018

Elma Jean Longoria, formerly of Knippa, was called home to be with Lord at the age of 63 in San Antonio. She was born on March 16, 1955 in Phoenix, Arizona to parents: Jose and Cruz Longoria. She is preceded in death by her mother Cruz Amador Longoria, and her brother Jose Trinidad Longoria, Jr. She is survived by her partner of 33 years, Helen Martinez, her daughter: Donna M. Williams, and...
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Betty B. Briggs

October 21, 1923 - July 1, 2018

Betty B. Briggs was born on October 21, 1923, in Kansas City, MO, to Frank and Carrie Bishop. She went to Heaven July 1, 2018. Betty graduated Cuma Sum Laude and received the Coppini Award for her art from Trinity University and achieved her Master's degree from Texas Women's University. She was a charter member of Alpha Delta Kappa, and a member of the First Baptist Church for over 70 years...
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Edith Scott McAllister

February 18, 1918 - July 1, 2018

Edith McAllister died peacefully in her sleep July 1, 2018 at the age of 100. Cause of death was congestive heart failure. Edith was generally described as a "philanthropist," but was also known as a great beauty, an accomplished dancer, a gracious entertainer, an animal lover, and a remarkable fund-raiser/problem solver/trustee for a long list of community organizations. Born in...
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Celia Jasso

October 7, 1941 - June 30, 2018

Loving mother, wife, grandmother, and friend, Celia V. Jasso went to be with the Lord at the age of 76. She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 7, 1941 to parents, Pedro Velez and Sabina Davalos. She spent much of her life in her hometown where she earned her education in the school systems of Mexico. In 1974, she met the love of her life, Severo Jasso, and were married in 1984. Celia...
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Severo M. Jasso

December 4, 1940 - June 30, 2018

Mr. Severo M. Jasso of San Antonio, TX passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the age of 77. Severo honorably served in the United States Army. Severo is survived by two daughters: Guadalupe J. Esparza and Dolores J. Mendoza; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild; brothers: Raymundo Martinez, Ignacio (Gloria) Alvarez; Joe (Diana) Cortez; Jesse (Happy) Cortez; sisters: Sophia Martinez...
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Roy Sims Riner, Jr.

June 21, 1944 - June 30, 2018

Roy Sims Riner, Jr., passed away on June 30, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on June 21, 1944 in Lynchburg, VA. Preceded in death by his parents Roy and Evelyn Riner. Roy taught in various capacities from middle school to college, capped off by his years at St. Phillip's College. In an announcement to the Communications and Learning Department, Audrey Mosley, Ph.D. said, "It is with...
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Benito E. Garcia

October 9, 1948 - June 29, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Benito E. Garcia announces his passing on Friday, June 29, 2018 at the age of 69 years. Benito will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years, Maria Teresa (Terry) Garcia and his children Benito Jr., James (Sara), Henry, Natalie (Rodolfo) and Gabriel (Annette). Benito will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren; Felicia, Crystal, Charles,...
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John Layton Reeves

July 1, 1937 - June 29, 2018

Mr. John Layton Reeves of Corbin, Kentucky, age 80, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. John honorably served in the United States Air Force at a very young age and retired after 20 years of service. He was a very successful Superintendent in the Hellenic Aerospace Industry and was fluent in Greek, which he taught himself. John was a faithful member of St. Sophia Greek...
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Cameron Shaw Ingram

October 31, 1976 - June 29, 2018

Cameron Shaw Ingram, born October 31, 1976, passed away suddenly on June 29, 2018. Cameron was a graduate of Alamo Heights High School Class of 1995. He was an avid athlete highlighted by his skills as the quarterback for the varsity football team and selection as a team captain. Cameron went on to attend Texas A&M University where he was an officer in the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, an...
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Robert Byron Price

January 3, 1932 - June 28, 2018

Robert Byron Price, B.B.A, M.B.A. passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the age of 86 with his family at his side. He was born on January 3, 1932 in Colorado City, TX to wonderful parents, Oscar and Lela Price. He was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA); received his BBA in 1953 and MBA in 1961, both from Texas Tech University. Bob was a member of Rotary International (1963-2004)...
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Hugh Lynn Pitts, Jr.

May 6, 1958 - June 27, 2018

Hugh Lynn Pitts Jr. passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the age of 60. He suffered a heart attack while flying home from vacationing in Mexico. His last days were spent fishing with friends and enjoying life. Hugh was born in Houston, Texas, to Hugh Sr. and Aniela (Goldthwaite) Pitts. The second oldest of four children, he grew up with sister Linda and brothers, Frank and Jeff. In...
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Douglas Broderick

October 30, 1920 - June 27, 2018

Douglas Broderick age 93, passed away on June 27, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Doug was born on October 30, 1920 in Jackson, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Evelyn in February 1996 and wonderful daughter Susan in July 2012. Doug graduated from Fairview High School in Dayton, Ohio and went to attend the University of Dayton where he volunteered for pilot training with the...
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Barbara Wu Yu

July 5, 1931 - June 27, 2018

Barbara Wu Yu, age 86, beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, passed away on June 27, 2018 at her home in San Antonio, Texas. It was the exact date 56 years earlier that she met her future husband, Lincoln, at the Gloucester Hotel in Hong Kong. Born in San Antonio to Theodore and Rose Wu, Barbara was the first of their four children. She attended Jefferson High School (class of 1949) and...
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Jesse Lopez, Jr.

November 16, 1988 - June 26, 2018

Jesse Lopez Jr., 29, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Jesse was born November 16, 1988 in San Antonio, Texas to Jesse and Sandra Lopez. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School. Jesse was a natural artist with anything he showed interest in including cooking, drawing, tattooing and music. He loved his many pets (dogs Oscar, Zoe, and Mamas; his new cat Mr. Kitty; his pet snake Von;...
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Lois Foster Yancy

November 15, 1925 - June 26, 2018

Mrs. Lois Foster Yancy, born in Brooklyn, NY on November 15, 1925 to the late Dwight Foster and Helen Gregory Fitch Foster, passed away on June 26, 2018. She was raised in Rumson, NJ and in St. Petersburg, FL. She was a graduate of St. Catherine High School in Richmond, VA. and Mt Holyoke University in South Hadley, MA. While she was in college she met Jim Yancy. She married him and moved...
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James M. Keck

September 4, 1921 - June 25, 2018

Duty, Honor, Country … these were not just ideals taught at West Point, but a way of life for Jim Keck. DUTY: When Jim Keck attended a Civilian Military Training Corps (CMTC) summer camp before his senior year at Cranston HS, Rhode Island, he knew he wanted to pursue a military career. After attending Brown University for a semester, he enrolled in the class of June '43 at West Point, a...
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James Melton Creel

September 29, 1948 - June 23, 2018

James Melton Creel, age 69, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Jim was born on September 29, 1948 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Frances Maxine and Harry Creel. He received his bachelor's degree in English from Midwestern State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He was an educator for over 30 years and touched the lives of thousands of...
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Russell McChesney Harwood, USMC (Ret.)

November 17, 1930 - June 23, 2018

Russell McChesney Harwood, our Eternal Colonel, age 87, was surrounded by loving family when he went to join our Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Russell Harwood was born in Brownsville, Texas, November 17, 1930; the son of Wallace Baker Harwood, and Lois McChesney Harwood. A graduate of Brownsville High School, he went on to get his degree from the University of Texas at Austin...
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Marie M. Borrego

March 1, 1938 - June 21, 2018

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, our beloved mother, wife, grandmother and sister, Marie M. Borrego (Nilda), age 80, went to be with the Lord. She was a proud graduate of Fox Tech High School, class of 1956. She retired from the Veteran's Administration after 28 years in the audiology department. A true home body, she enjoyed cooking so many of our favorite meals for the family. She was an avid...
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William Lawrence Lambert, Jr.

August 31, 1943 - June 21, 2018

William Lawrence Lambert, Jr., passed away on June 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX surrounded by his family. William was born in Blytheville, AR on August 31, 1943. He was preceded in death by his fa-ther, William Lawrence Lambert, Sr.; two sisters, Mary Ann Fiske & Linda McKinney; son in law, Timo-thy S. Waters; mother of his daughters, Patricia Louise Paup Lambert and his dog, Daisy. William is...
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Ellen Jeannette Owings-Hanson

August 16, 1940 - June 20, 2018

Ellen Jeannette (Nanci) (Owings) Hanson was called home to the Lord 6/20/2018. Survivors: Husband Lt.Col. (Ret.) Edward Hanson, Daughter Lisa Lee, Son-In-Law Randy Lee, Grandchildren Lauren and Ryan Lee, her beloved Yorkie Muffin, many relatives and friends. Jeannette is predeceased by her identical twin Jeannine (Ninnie) (Owings) Workman and her parents John C. Owings and Adeliene E. (Batey)...
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William Alonzo Stanley III

July 11, 1949 - June 20, 2018

William Alonzo Stanley, III., D.D.S. July 11, 1949 - June 20, 2018 Dr. William Alonzo Stanley, III, known to those who loved him as "Bill," passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. He is survived by Pat, his wife of 42 years; his daughter, Patrice Pryor and son-in-law, Jason Pryor; his grandchildren, Loren and Jacob; as well as his two sisters, Joy Dubinski and Lynn Thompson; five...
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Cora Susan Smith Schumacher

December 22, 1944 - June 19, 2018

Cora Susan Smith Schumacher, "Suzy" "BB", went to Heaven on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. She is survived by her husband Robert "Bobby" L. Schumacher; her children Anita Simpson Wallace and her husband Frank, of San Antonio, TX, Samuel Pruit Simpson V and his wife Margaret, of Richmond, VA, step son Jacob Schumacher and his wife Keely, of Austin, TX; her five grand-daughters Catherine Simpson,...
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Richard Roy Cruz

November 23, 1934 - June 19, 2018

Our beloved father, grandfather, husband, and friend, Richard Roy Cruz, went to be with the Lord at the age of 83. He met and married the love his life, Margaret Balleza, where they shared 53 blissful years together. In 1952, he joined the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War. During his military career, he worked as a lead radio operator. Richard loved his family and certainly...
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Andres Ramirez

April 3, 1956 - June 19, 2018

Andres Ramirez, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in San Antonio. Andres was born in San Antonio to parents, Alejandro and Martha DeLeon Ramirez. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Lupita Ramirez. Andres is survived by his children, Andrea Ramirez, Clint Ramirez, and Bonnie Orta; grandchildren, Clarastina, Gavin, Judith, Fabian, Khloe, Trinity, Victoria,...
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Roy Braswell

November 29, 1960 - June 18, 2018

A bright San Antonio light went out on June 18th, 2018. Far too early, and totally unexpectantly, Roy Braswell was taken from us due to complications from a cerebral aneurysm. Roy was born on November 29, 1960, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to LeRoy and Arline Braswell. After a few moves, his Army family settled in San Antonio in 1969, where he graduated from Robert G. Cole High School in 1979. ...
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Arthur Patrick Terrell

March 17, 1945 - June 17, 2018

Our beloved father, husband, brother and friend, Arthur Patrick Terrell (73), passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018. An honorable and proud veteran of the United States Air Force who served during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring after 27 years of dedicated service as a Locomotive Engineer. He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur Jacob Coy Terrell...
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Victoria "Vicky" Miran

December 23, 1924 - June 16, 2018

Victoria Rodriguez Miran passed away on June 16, 2018 in Boerne, Texas at the age of 93. Vicky was born in Eagle Pass, Texas to Juan and Maria Rodriguez. She married Michael Mesod Miran on August 1, 1943 at Little Flower Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas. Vicky and Michael, throughout the years, were involved in community service for their church, the American Legion & Auxiliary, and the...
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Thomas Martin Cahal, Jr.

October 3, 1958 - June 16, 2018

The kindest heart of all stopped beating on June 16th, 2018 when Tommy Cahal, Jr. lost his battle with cancer. Born October 3, 1958 in Nederland, TX to Thomas Martin Cahal, Sr. and Sally Smith Tomat. Tommy spent his youth in East Texas and was a graduate of Nederland High School and Lamar University. Following graduation, he moved to Austin where he worked for Capstone Management for the...
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Martha G. Munoz Esparza

April 14, 1947 - June 15, 2018

On Friday, June 15, 2018, Martha G. Munoz Esparza, beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed away suddenly at the age of 71 years. Daughter of Gabino and Mary Munoz, Martha was born in San Antonio on April 14, 1947. Martha's high school sweetheart and husband of 49 years, Richard A. Esparza, predeceased her in 2016. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother,...
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Ralph F. Martinez, Jr.

May 28, 1958 - June 15, 2018

Ralph F. Martinez Jr. joined his parents and brother in peace after a short illness on June 15th at the age of 60. Known by his friends as "Penny Lane" for his love of the Beatles, Ralph enjoyed life to its fullest and made every day count. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and pets. He is survived by his loving and devoted sisters Teresa, Cecilia, Yolanda, Irene, Isabel...
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Norberto N. Ramon

January 15, 1962 - June 15, 2018

On Friday, June 15, 2018, our beloved Officer Norberto N. Ramon was honorably relieved of his post on Earth. Officer Ramon lived bravely to serve and protect up to the last two weeks of his life. He did not let cancer limit his life but showed cancer patients how to live their lives. Officer Ramon never wavered and fought a courageous battle with cancer to the very end. He lived and enjoyed a...
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Betty J. Rogers

February 1, 1924 - June 15, 2018

Our Mother, Betty J. Rogers, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2018, at the age of 94. Mom was born in E. St. Louis, IL, to George and Martha Dietrich. She is predeceased by her mother and father and two brothers, Paul and Bud Dietrich. Mom is survived by her 4 children, John P. (Jack) Rogers, Stephen L. Rogers, Constance Clemens (John), Janet E. Tennis (Steven), 6 grandchildren: John Paul...
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Amparo (Annette) Leos

June 6, 1921 - June 12, 2018

Mrs. Leos was a successful businesswoman for 35 years owning and operating Annette's House of Beauty on South Alamo St., living a long life of 97 years surrounded by family. She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, mentor and friend to all, leaving no soul untouched. Preceded in death by her parents, Antonio & Lilia Cavazos of Laredo, Texas; husband Rudolph Leos; daughters Hilda...
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Adela Sholl

June 10, 1917 - June 11, 2018

Beloved aunt, wife, sister and friend, Adela Sholl, age 101, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018. Born to wonderful parents, Baltazar Reyes and Gila Esparza in San Benito, TX on June 10, 1917. Adela was worked as a beautician for many years. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 20 years, William L. Sholl; all of her siblings: Andres Reyes, Jose Baltazar Reyes, Roberto...
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Cleo McNeil Hockaday

October 13, 1928 - June 10, 2018

Cleo McNeil Hockaday (89) of San Antonio, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 10, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Pearlie Hallett and Amelia Clayton Hallett. She graduated from Northampton County High School in Virginia, where she was born and raised. She was a teacher's assistant and homemaker. She leaves to cherish her beloved husband of 62 years William L. Hockaday. She is...
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Louise E. Young

October 1, 1926 - June 9, 2018

"Death belongs to life as birth does. The walk is in the raising of the foot as in the laying of it down." Tagore, from Stray Birds, 268. Louise E. Young wrote these words in a college essay on death and dying. She was born in Missouri and died at the age of 91. She is pre-deceased by her mother, father, brother Dean, husband Ed, son Larry, and great-granddaughter Rosalyn. Surviving family...
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Forrest Venable Fitzhugh

December 4, 1938 - June 9, 2018

Forrest Venable Fitzhugh was born in San Antonio on December 4, 1938 and died on June 9, 2018 at the age of 79. Forrest was the eldest son of James Venable and Eloise Holman Fitzhugh. His maternal grandparents were Addie Alston deGraffenreid and Jesse Burette Holman, of Weimar, Texas, and his paternal grandparents were Ara Agnes Venable and Olin Minos Fitzhugh, of San Antonio. Except for one...
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Adela Mauricio Barron

April 14, 1919 - June 8, 2018

Adela Mauricio "Estella" Barron April 14, 1919 – June 8, 2018 Mrs. Estella Barron, widow of Felix G. Barron, Jr. passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord, on Friday, June 8th. Mother was widowed in 1957 after father died of Leukemia. At the time of his death, he was employed at Kelly Field as a firefighter and was a WWII veteran. They had just moved into their new home. It...
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George Celis

November 11, 1932 - June 7, 2018

In loving memory of George Celis, age 85, passed away on June 7, 2018, with his family by his side. George was a member of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge and Alzafar Shrine. He was a long-time member of the Alzafar Patrol, Rod and Gun Club. George spent his final years with the Antique Carriage Club and was owner of a Collision Facility from 1986 to 2012. His passions were classic automobiles, RV's,...
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Gloria Robles Cook

August 14, 1937 - June 7, 2018

Our mother, sister and grandmother, Gloria Robles Cook, went to be with the Lord at the age 80. She was born in San Antonio, TX to parents: Milton and Anita Robles during the generation of the Great Depression. The tough times during this era gave Gloria the persistence to withstand any hardship that developed throughout her life. She matured into a strong-willed woman with a "can do" spirit. ...
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Thomas Anthony Banasik

August 8, 1954 - June 6, 2018

Colonel (USA Ret.) Thomas Anthony Banasik, 63, born to Rhoda & Stephen Banasik, Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas after battling pancreatic cancer. A Military Veteran; Military Policeman; Deputy Inspector General, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Garrison Commander, Fort Indiantown Gap,...
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Juanita R. Villarreal

March 30, 1921 - June 5, 2018

In loving memory of Juanita R. Villarreal, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 with her family at her side. Juanita was born on March 30, 1921 in Waco, Texas to Juan and Maria Rodriguez. She was the first of 6 children and had to take parental responsibility to help her widowed father at an early age. Later, she worked as a school cafeteria aide for several schools in the San Antonio,...
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Monte Lee Adams

September 13, 1966 - June 3, 2018

Monte passed away at home surrounded by his precious books, albums, and photographs. He was preceded in death by his treasured Mother, Mary Katherine Adams, and survived by his Father Tommy Adams, his cousin Ricky Adams along with his family, more family and many friends. Monte graduated from Tom C. Clark High School, studied at San Antonio College, and Southwest School of Art where he earned...
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