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Mary Jo Hindman

January 13, 1930 - April 23, 2018

Mary Jo Hindman, age 88, passed away on April 23, 2018 in Austin, TX. Born in Wichita Falls, TX, Mary Jo later moved with her family to Paris, TX. In 1949, she attended Paris Commercial College and began working in a local dime store. In 1959, she and her mother Mamie moved to Austin, and enjoyed living on Oakmont Blvd, just up the street from her Uncle David Sisto and his wife Polly. She...
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Robert Conrad Ammann III

December 17, 1946 - April 23, 2018

Robert Conrad Ammann III, or for those that really knew him "Boy Ammann", was the most amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was born on December 17, 1946 in Austin, Texas to Mary Helen George Ammann and Robert Conrad Ammann Jr. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 23, 2018. If you ever were in the company of this good looking, blue eyed Boy...
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Walter Henry Mengden, Jr.

October 25, 1926 - April 23, 2018

Walter Henry Mengden Jr., age 91, passed away early Monday morning on April 23, 2018 in Lakeway, Texas. Walter, a native Houstonian, was born October 25, 1926. He's a graduate of the Kinkaid School, received his law and doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas law school and a BBA from the University of Texas. A veteran of both the U.S. Navy in World War II, U.S. Army in the...
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Jane Switzer Parker

January 24, 1931 - April 22, 2018

Jane Switzer Parker, born January 24, 1931 to Richard Elmer & Dorothy Francis Switzer in Beaumont, Texas, passed away on April 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Howard Winn Parker and is survived by their three children, Howard Winn Parker, Jr. and his wife Sandra Watson Parker, Richard Switzer Parker and his partner Antonio Garcia Rojas, Francie Parker Little and...
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Lawrence D. Smith

October 26, 1933 - April 21, 2018

Lawrence D. Smith age 84 of Austin, Texas passed away April 21, 2018. Born on a farm near Wagoner, Oklahoma on October 26, 1933 to Tommie and Mary Smith. He was the 6th out of 9 children born to the couple. His family moved to Austin, Texas in 1943. He attended old Anderson High School and was where he met his high school sweetheart, Carrie. They married in March 1953 and had five children. ...
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Donald E. Harley

November 2, 1941 - April 19, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Donald E. Harley announces his passing after a brief illness, on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Don, his wife Emma, and their cats resided in Austin, Texas, for many years. Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years, Emma, and his brothers and sisters, Joyce Wilcox, Ann Studer, Lynn Cassidy (husband Thomas), James Harley (wife Joan), Carolyn...
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James Alan Barbee

December 18, 1949 - April 16, 2018

James Alan Barbee 1949 - 2018 (Jim No Horse to those with the soul of a cowboy) told his final set of stories. Three years and three months ago, Alan was given 6 weeks to live but Alan was a rule breaker. He fought for the extra time because he just loved life too much to let go so quickly. Brought up in Houston, Alan wanted to be a writer. He hitchhiked to the University of Iowa after being...
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Lorna Marie Geering Overbey

January 31, 1923 - April 16, 2018

Our beloved mother and friend, Lorna, went to meet the Lord on April 16, 2018. She was born on January 31, 1923 in Oakland, California. As with most families, the depression was hard on her family. She graduated from Alameda High School in 1940 and attended a year at the University of California Berkeley. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, she went to work as a civilian for the U.S. Navy...
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Earl Otto Wukasch

September 23, 1922 - April 16, 2018

Earl Otto Wukasch, 95, passed away on April 16, 2018, at Buckner Villas Care facility in Austin, Texas. He was the son of Joseph and Alma Wukasch and is survived by his wife, Sherry Etie, his children, David Wukasch (wife Debra), Marsha Allen (husband Larry), Karen Hocher (husband Brien), Paul Wukasch (wife Aggie) and Gail Dankis (husband Mark). He also has 11 grandchildren and 3 great...
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Elizabeth Elinor Wyckoff

November 24, 1952 - April 15, 2018

Elizabeth Elinor Wyckoff, 65, of Austin, Texas died on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in hospice care at Seton Medical Center after a 3 year battle with metastatic breast cancer. Liz was born November 24, 1952 in Salem, Oregon to Ralph W. and Faith (Chada) Wyckoff. She grew up in the Salem area. Growing up she played flute in the band and served as a Camp Fire Girls counselor. She graduated from the...
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Joe George

March 1, 1946 - April 15, 2018

William Joseph George died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family one year after the death of his wife of 47 years, Mary Margaret George. Joe was born in Houston on March 1, 1946. He was raised by his parents and his brothers, who were 10 and 13 years older than him. He loved to recount the story of his arrival - nine months after the victory over Japan. "My parents were in their...
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Maxine Burger

August 4, 1927 - April 13, 2018

Maxine Burger, born August 4, 1927 in Thiel, Arkansas, founder of Kim's Cleaners, Inc. died Friday, April 13th, 2018 at the Longhorn Village Resort in Austin, Texas, of natural causes. Maxine grew up in Kilgore, Texas. She was a Kilgore Rangerette and graduated from Kilgore College. Her first career was in banking which lasted about 24 years, until she retired in 1973. She then worked as...
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Hector Homer Mendieta

November 12, 1924 - April 13, 2018

Hector Homer Mendieta was born November 12, 1924 in Laredo, Texas to Catalina Valdez and Manuel Mendieta. He was the fourth of seven children; Herbert, Elia, Elma, Oscar, Armando, and Elsa. The family had a ranch in Bruni, a one stop-light Texas border town where the children grew up picking cotton and shucking corn on the nearby farms. When he was only four years old, Hector drove his family's...
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Mary Louise Esquivel

November 19, 1950 - April 13, 2018

Mary Louise Esquivel 67, born in Austin, TX., went home to be with her heavenly father on April 13, 2018. Mary loved with all her heart and soul. She had many friends she called family. Her smile was beautiful and her laughter contagious. She loved her siblings very much, and was willing and ready to help them when they needed her. She opened her home to anyone in need of a place to stay....
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Joe McCarthy

August 11, 1933 - April 13, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Edward McCarthy, 84, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, a retired finance executive at Olin Corporation, died Friday, April 13, 2018, in Austin, TX after losing his battle with cancer. Joe was born in Port Chester, New York on August 11, 1933 to Mary Hayes McCarthy and Thomas McCarthy, and was raised there along with his three older brothers and younger sister. He graduated from...
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Charles (Chuck) Roy Moreland

May 2, 1941 - April 12, 2018

Charles (Chuck) Roy Moreland, 76, of Lakeway, Texas, died on April 12, 2018, following a brief struggle with cancer. He was born on May 2, 1941, in Houston, Texas, to Cecil and Mary Louise Moreland. He attended school in San Antonio, Texas, where he became active in scouting. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was a member of the Order of the Arrow, scouting's national honor society. ...
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Vickie Jane Lockwood

November 30, 1949 - April 11, 2018

Vickie Jane Lockwood was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 30, 1949 to Barbara Ann Kuntz Lockwood and Gene Duane Lockwood. She spent her early childhood years in Fort Wayne, but moved south of Auburn when she was about five years old. She went to J. E. Ober Elementary in Garrett, Indiana for 1st through the beginning of 4th grade. The family then moved into Auburn, where Vickie was a...
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William Berger

June 6, 1918 - April 11, 2018

William E. (Bill) Berger, whose career as a newspaperman spanned parts of nine decades, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Austin. At age 99, he was less than two months shy of his 100th birthday. He was born in Ferris, Illinois, to William George and Ethel Nelson Berger, on June 6, 1918. As a young boy, he delivered newspapers to neighbors for a few cents a week in his hometown. His career...
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Irene Ruth Kroll Diver

March 17, 1920 - April 10, 2018

Irene Ruth Kroll Diver of Austin died April 10, 2018 at 4:55pm at the age 98. She was born in Thrall, Texas on March 17, 1920. On December 23, 1940 she married Wesley E. Diver in Rockdale, Texas. She lived in Austin and on Lake Travis. Later she lived in Cedar Park and returned to Austin in 2015. Irene was a devout Lutheran and active with her church for many years. She was a beautician,...
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William L. "Bill" Carfer

December 10, 1933 - April 10, 2018

William L. "Bill" Carfer, 84, of Spicewood, Texas passed away Monday, April 10, 2018. Bill was born December 10, 1933 in Long Island, New York. Bill married his beloved wife of 62 years, Fran, before moving to Texas in the late 1950's. Bill and his late brother, Richard, established Carfer Tile Company in 1958. The business is still in the Carfer family today. Bill's hobbies were golf,...
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Gordon Willard Houser

June 20, 1939 - April 9, 2018

Gordon Houser, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 9, 2018. Gordon was born and raised in Austin. He attended Austin High School and received his bachelor's and Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Texas. He then practiced law in Houston, Dallas, and Austin. During his high school years, he enjoyed playing in the Austin High School band...
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Hessie Owen

October 4, 1929 - April 9, 2018

Hessie Reese Williams Owen died peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2018. Hessie loved her faith, family, friends and community. She brought joy and laughter wherever she went and was loved by everyone who knew her. The support and encouragement she gave to her children and grandchildren was unparalleled, and her influence is reflected in their successes in school and life. Hessie's love of...
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Becky Fisher Murray

October 24, 1923 - April 8, 2018

Becky Fisher Murray went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 8, 2018, surrounded by her adoring family. She was born to John August Johnson and Ethel Dickens Johnson in Bonne Terrre, Missouri. Becky graduated from Bonne Terre High School and soon after graduation moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she met Bill Fisher, husband and father of her children. ...
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Harold E. Deal

August 7, 1941 - April 8, 2018

Harold E. Deal age 76 of Austin passed away on April 8, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Freitag Deal; sons, Robby Deal and wife Yvette of Corpus Christi; Shaun Deal and wife Kori of Las Vegas, Nevada; thirteen grandchildren: Daniel Batts, Israel Deal, Asher Deal, Hannah Deal, Sarah Deal, Moriah Deal, Abigail Deal, Levi Deal, Morgan Deal, Jason Deal, Lauren Ballweg, Madilyn Deal, Jordyn...
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Elaine Mayo Frederick

December 21, 1933 - April 7, 2018

Elaine Vaticalos Mayo Frederick, our beautiful and beloved mother, stepmother, grandmother, and sister, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in the loving arms of her family after a brief and sudden illness. She was born on December 21, 1933 in Kilgore, Texas. From an early age she worked in her family's restaurant, the Bluebonnet Cafe, which catered to locals and oil workers alike. Upon...
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Margaret Meldrum Huffman

September 27, 1936 - April 5, 2018

Margaret Huffman, 81, of Austin, went home to be with her Lord on April 5, 2018. She was born September 27, 1936 in Houston, the daughter of Curtis B. and Gladys W. Meldrum. Margaret was an elementary education teacher, having received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston, and Masters in Education from Sam Houston State University. Margaret was a member of St. Matthews...
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Oralia "Yaya" Aldrete-Garcia

January 17, 1931 - April 4, 2018

Oralia "Yaya" Aldrete-Garcia passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, April 4, 2018. Born in Brownsville, Texas to Oscar and Leonarda Vera, on January 17, 1931, Yaya was the youngest of eleven children. With the support of her older siblings and work-study, Yaya attended Incarnate Word College in San Antonio and began her career in teaching. She met her future husband, Cristóbal Aldrete...
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Martha "Marty" Elizabeth Allen Clark

September 1, 1925 - April 4, 2018

Ars longa, vita brevis. Art is long, life is short. But even a long life ends too soon. Martha Elizabeth Allen Clark—"Marty" to her many dear ones—passed away peacefully in April 2018 at age 92. The resident of South Austin leaves artwork, family, and friends as her legacy. She is missed mightily. The retired art teacher, who taught at Austin's Crockett High School and Porter Junior...
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Nora Staben

August 15, 1932 - April 4, 2018

Nora Staben died peacefully on April 4, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the age of 85. Nora is survived by her children: Juan Hector, Nora and Cecilia as well as grandchildren Roberto, Larissa and Brett. Nora was born on August 15, 1932 in El Salvador. She graduated from Sagrado Corazon High School. She studied social work in El Salvador and received a Master's degree in Social Work from St. Louis...
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Jimmy Dale Meredith

July 25, 1958 - April 4, 2018

Jimmy Dale Meredith age 59 of Austin, Texas passed away on April 4, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Ruth Meredith; brother, David. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Carol Meredith; sons, Jr. Meredith and wife Michaella, Bryan Meredith; grandchildren, Kylie and Kyle Meredith; sister, Sandra Meredith; brothers, Billy Meredith, Kenneth Meredith and Donnie Meredith; several...
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John Daniel Watson

January 26, 1925 - April 3, 2018

John Daniel Watson was born on January 26, 1925, in Thorp Spring, Texas, and passed from this life into Heaven on April 3, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Dan was preceded in death by his wife Jeannette Blocker Watson, parents Roy and Lida Watson, and brother Max Watson. Dan is survived by his son Mark Watson and daughter-in-law Debbie, daughters Jan Watson and Pam Watson, four grandchildren, and...
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Dennis Carl Millirons

July 4, 1951 - April 2, 2018

Dennis Carl Millirons, LFACHE, passed away, with his family by his side, on Monday, April 2. This sudden and unexpected passing has left all who knew him with an indescribable sense of loss and sadness. It is here where we will search for words to describe a life so well lived between July 4, 1951 and April 2, 2018. Dennis was born to Carl and Lily Bell Millirons of Snyder, Oklahoma, where he...
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Paul Raymond "Sonny" Palmer

January 25, 1932 - April 2, 2018

Paul Raymond "Sonny" Palmer, 86 years of age, Austin, Texas, peacefully departed this earthly world on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 surrounded by his family. Paul was born to Rita and Elby Palmer in Moline, Kansas, on January 25th, 1932, on the Feast Day of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle. He grew up on a farm and spent his childhood participating in high school sports, both basketball and...
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Barry Bernard Thiering

October 1, 1930 - April 1, 2018

"The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;…And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" -Isaiah 52:7 Join us in celebrating the richness of Barry's life. He was a Renaissance man, always living toward...
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Toody Byrd

October 10, 1924 - April 1, 2018

From the moment of her 1924 birth at the McDermett Ranch in Callahan County, Texas, when her twelve-year-old brother anointed her with the name "Toody," Toody McDermett Byrd was shaped by her independent, tenacious, and spirited West Texas childhood. The daughter of a second-generation "bigger than life," highly respected and loved rancher, Hugh McDermett, who raised prized registered Hereford...
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Ema Jean Beckerley

July 25, 1933 - April 1, 2018

Ema Jean Beckerley, age 84, was with family at her daughter's home as she went to be with her Heavenly Father just before sunrise on Easter morning, April 1, 2018. Jean was a resident of Austin, Texas since 1958 and was born in Sherman, Texas. She was an avid and gifted gardener, loved bird watching, reading her Bible and devotionals, get togethers with her church friends and spending time...
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Charles William Hempel, USAF (Ret.)

July 18, 1920 - April 1, 2018

Charles W. Hempel passed away on April 1, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the age of 97. He was born as Charles W. Hampel in Hutchinson, Kansas on July 18, 1920 to parents, Ada Bell Carr and Charles Rudolph Hampel. Later, the spelling of his last name was changed to Hempel. He is preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Mary Louise Hempel. Charles attended the University of Texas in Austin...
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Paul S. Thomas

April 23, 1967 - March 31, 2018

Paul S. Thomas, age 50, died suddenly on March 31 in his residence at Hutto. Paul was predeceased by his parents Cecilla and Colin Thomas. He is survived by his brothers Mike (Martha) and Bruce (Courtenay), nieces Kaitlin Morgan (Richie), Elizabeth Thomas, Claire, Cailea, and Carley Thomas, and fiance Kellie Nagozruk. Burial will be at Hutto City Cemetery at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April...
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Joan Lentz Shipnes

October 6, 1938 - March 31, 2018

Joan Lentz Shipnes passed away on March 31, 2018 in Austin, Texas. She was born in Lockhart, Texas on October 6, 1938 to parents Zac Lentz and Evelyn Moore Lentz. She was raised in Victoria, Texas until moving to Austin to attend the University of Texas. While at UT, she pledged Zeta Tau Alpha and made many lifelong friends. When Joan graduated, she moved to Houston, Texas to teach second graders...
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James Eugene McKinney

November 11, 1934 - March 30, 2018

MSGT. James Eugene McKinney was born November 11, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Albert McKinney and Ruth Short. He united in marriage to Ernestine Earls on May 9, 1957. To this union three children were born, Michael, Garland, and Andre'. James enlisted into the United States' Army 1951. He retired from the United States Air Force in 1971. He worked for the United Postal Service as a...
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Daisy "MeMe" Marie Holladay

December 23, 1926 - March 30, 2018

Daisy (MeMe) Marie Holladay went to be with Jesus on March 30, 2018. Daisy was 91 years young and a joy to everyone who knew her. Daisy was a resident of Austin, Texas since 1961 and she was born in Sherman, Texas and raised in Windom, Texas. When she was a child she, her parents and her sister Ella lived with her grandparents. That was a delight for her being she dearly loved her grandparents...
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Marylou H. Falbo

March 30, 2018

Marylou H. Falbo passed away on March 30, 2018, at the age of 95. She was born in Upshur County, West Virginia, and like so many of her generation, left West Virginia for work in Washington, D.C. after graduating from high school. She worked for the War Department during World War II, receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Military Intelligence Division in 1945. She continued her civil...
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Benita 'Bebe' Barden

January 30, 1940 - March 29, 2018

Benita Beth Lee Barden of Hondo, known to her family and friends as 'Bebe,' died in Austin, March 29, 2018, from complications following open heart surgery. She was born in Austin January 30, 1940, to Harrell Estes and Peggy Harding Lee, both of whom predeceased her. After spending the World War II years in New York City and other locations while her father was in the military, she returned...
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Harold E. Mercer, "Hal"

April 22, 1928 - March 28, 2018

MERCER, HAROLD E. "HAL" Hal Mercer of Lakeway, Texas passed away on March 28th at the age of 89 after a long battle with heart problems. He was born in Indiana to Hobert M. and Nannie E. Mercer, and grew up in Greeneville, Tennessee, where he attended high school and Tusculum College. He joined the Army Air Corps (later the U.S. Air Force) and graduated from flight school in 1949. Thus...
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Paul Hamilton

November 19, 1934 - March 28, 2018

Paul Hamilton of Fredericksburg passed into the loving arms of Jesus Wednesday March 28th after a long battle with dementia. He was born in 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama, to Samuel C. Hamilton and Louise Moen Hamilton. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Samuel C. Hamilton, Jr. and a nephew, Mark Hamilton. He is survived by his brother, David Hamilton and David's wife,...
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Herbert G. Zinsmeyer

November 2, 1929 - March 28, 2018

ZINSMEYER, Herbert G. Nov. 2, 1929 – Mar. 28th, 2018 Herbert Gerald Zinsmeyer was born on November 2nd, 1929 in D'Hanis, Texas to Martin and Dora (Koch) Zinsmeyer. He was their sixth of seven children and youngest son. Herb was blessed with older brothers Joseph, James, Bernard, and David, older sister Emily, and younger sister Ellen. Herb's youth was spent growing up in D'Hanis across the...
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Susan (Susie) L Pentland

January 26, 1972 - March 28, 2018

Susan 'Susie' Lynn Pentland of Austin, Texas unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday March 28th, 2018. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 26th, 1972. As a young child, Susie travelled the world. But in 1978 she arrived in Austin and instantly became a "Native Austinite". Susie was a creative, kind and loving soul who will be dearly missed by family, friends and neighbors. Susie graduated...
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Elizabeth Jane Cooper

October 24, 1947 - March 28, 2018

Elizabeth Jane Cooper, the light of many lives, died Wednesday, March 28th of a sudden and terrible illness. She was at once a fearless adventuress and world traveler, a compassionate and generous philanthropist, a successful entrepreneur, a comfort and delight to her many friends, and the most wonderful companion with whom it could be possible to pass through life. She spread peace,...
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John Clayton Yost

July 22, 1943 - March 28, 2018

John Clayton Yost, of Austin and Galveston, Texas, and Aspen, Colorado, passed away on March 28, 2018 surrounded by his children and sister after a brief battle with cancer. Born July 22, 1943 to Katherine Andrews Yost and Francis Randolph Yost, he attended St. John's School, The Lawrenceville School, Washington & Lee University, and Harvard Business School. John worked in early Houston...
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Ruth Smith

September 14, 1918 - March 28, 2018

Ruth Smith, a resident of Austin since 1953, died on March 28, 2018 at the age of 99. Ruth was born on September 14, 1918 in Palestine, Texas to Fay and Wallace Alexander. Ruth's childhood home was in Seymour, Texas, where she was the third of four sisters. Ruth's grandfather, Frank G. Alexander, was a rancher/pioneer who opened the F.G. Alexander & Mercantile Co. and founded the Methodist Church...
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Jacquelyn Michelle Goeller

February 4, 1980 - March 26, 2018

Mrs. Jacquelyn ("Jackie") Michelle Goeller (née Zipp), of Austin, TX, passed away on Monday, March 26th, 2018 at the age of 38. Jackie was born to her parents, William and Joyce Zipp, on February 4th, 1980 in New Albany, Indiana. Jackie grew up the youngest daughter and attended St. Anthony Elementary and Providence High School in Clarksville, Indiana where she was actively involved in...
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Steven Blake Burgess

April 11, 1970 - March 26, 2018

With unimaginably sad and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, Steven Blake Burgess of Austin Texas on March 26th, 2018. He was 47 years old. Steve passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep from complications due to Type 1 Diabetes. Steve loved and served our family and his friends so selflessly during his life. He was a content,...
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James William Thrower

October 19, 1929 - March 26, 2018

James (Jim) William Thrower passed away peacefully at the age of 88 in Austin, Texas. Jim was born in Waco, Texas to Vela Exabel (Sutton) Thrower and Webb Alvin Thrower just 10 days from the start of the Great Depression. Jim married Joyce Marjorie Hearsey in Ignace and moved to Austin, Texas. Joy was married to Jim for 55 years and they both raised their two sons, James (Jim) William Thrower,...
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Maurice & Lee Kirkpatrick

October 11, 1934 - March 25, 2018

Maurice McCain Kirkpatrick passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The love of his life, Nora Leila (Lee) Nolen Kirkpatrick followed him to his eternal reward on March 27, 2018. Both were surrounded by the family that they deeply loved. Maurice was born to Arthur Maurice and Lillian Dunkerley Kirkpatrick on October 11, 1934 in Dallas, Texas. Lee was born to Lt. Col. Neil Dean and Georgia...
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Bobbi Henley-Siler

June 11, 1954 - March 25, 2018

Bobbi Henley-Siler, age 63, of Austin, Texas died on March 25, 2018. She was born on June 11, 1954 in El Reno, Oklahoma to Jim and Jeannine Schiffman. She is survived by her husband, Barry Siler; her father, Jim Schiffman; sister, Susan Mitchell; brothers, Carl and Jim Jr. Schiffman; many nieces and nephews; and relatives in the Siler family. Bobbi was preceded in death by her mother Jeannine...
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Billie Ruth Sites Lanpher

October 24, 1930 - March 25, 2018

Billie Ruth (Sites) Lanpher, 87, of Pflugerville, Texas passed away on March 25, 2018, surrounded by family. She was born in Karnes City, Texas on October 24, 1930 to Minnie Myrtle Rader and James Benjamin Sites, and raised among a family with proud roots in the Central Texas community. As a young adult, she moved to Austin with her parents where she later married and raised three children: Jim...
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Floyd Henry Plueckhahn

February 25, 1932 - March 24, 2018

Floyd Henry Plueckhahn, 86, passed away peacefully on the morning of March 24, 2018. Floyd was born on February 25, 1932 on their family farm near Winedale, TX. After graduating high school, he enrolled at Texas A&M, but put his education on hold and enlisted in the US Navy after the start of the Korean War and became an anti-aircraft gunner aboard the USS Los Angeles. After the war, Floyd moved...
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Sue Blevins

August 15, 1937 - March 24, 2018

Sue Blevins, age 80, died with great courage and determination after enduring years of complex illness and health obstacles. A recent event ultimately led to pneumonia, from which, in her weakened state, she was unable to return. We want to acknowledge her tremendous courage and determination: she did it on her terms right until the last moment. We were all there, her closest family members, by...
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Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Bailey Hall

October 9, 1920 - March 23, 2018

Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Bailey Hall of Austin died peacefully in her sleep on March 23, 2018 at the age of 97. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Adin and her sister Carolyn B. Berneking of Lawrence, KS. Betty was born in 1920 in Oklahoma City, OK to Dr. William H. Bailey and Ethel Walker Bailey. She was educated in the public schools, graduating Classen High School in 1938....
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Guilberto Antonio Teodoro Lobato

June 5, 1933 - March 23, 2018

Guilberto Antonio Teodoro Lobato of Cedar Park Texas passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, March 23, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Reverend Barry Cuba officiating. Burial will follow at Bagdad Cemetery in Leander, Texas. Visitation will be held at Weed-Corley-Fish Leander on Wednesday,...
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Patricia Lynn Hubbard

September 27, 1948 - March 22, 2018

Patricia Lynn Hubbard, 69, died peacefully at home on a beautiful spring day, March 22, after a strong and spirited 14-month battle against cancer Her remains will be scattered in beautiful places. Patricia was born on Sept. 27, 1948, in Beaumont to the late Bob R. and Billie Wanda Hubbard. Her family moved to Houston when she was young, and later to San Antonio where she graduated from...
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Raymond Palmer Whitfield, Jr.

January 17, 1925 - March 22, 2018

Ray Whitfield passed away, peacefully on March 22, 2018 at age 93. He was born January 17, 1925 in San Antonio to Raymond and Mary Bennett Whitfield. He had one younger sibling, Charlotte Whitfield Hogan, who predeceased him. Ray's life journey, vocationally, was very rich. His interest in the military service began with his father's WWII position as Adjutant General of training command. After...
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Sylvia B. Lester

August 16, 1915 - March 21, 2018

Sylvia B. Lester August 16, 1915 - March 21, 2018 (102 years) Sylvia was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. A couple of years later, she, her baby sister Cele and her parents moved to Dallas. Both daughters grew up and married in Dallas. The family spent many enjoyable summers with her grandparents, aunt and uncles in Paris, Kentucky. Sylvia graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas in...
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Norman Burton

December 27, 1969 - March 21, 2018

Mother and son, Theresa Burton and Norman Burton, died unexpectedly on March 21, 2018 in Liberty Hill, TX at the ages of 79 and 48. Theresa and Norman are survived by their son and brother, Ed Burton, of Austin, TX. They are preceded in death by husband and father, Billy Burton, of Granbury, TX. Theresa Burton was born on June 2, 1938 in Malaysia. She was married to Billy Burton for over...
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Theresa Burton

June 2, 1938 - March 21, 2018

Mother and son, Theresa Burton and Norman Burton, died unexpectedly on March 21, 2018 in Liberty Hill, TX at the ages of 79 and 48. Theresa and Norman are survived by their son and brother, Ed Burton, of Austin, TX. They are preceded in death by husband and father, Billy Burton, of Granbury, TX. Theresa Burton was born on June 2, 1938 in Malaysia. She was married to Billy Burton for over...
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Russell James Fontenot

May 17, 1940 - March 21, 2018

FONTENOT, Russell James Major (USA-Ret) Major Russell James Fontenot (USA-Ret), resident of Cedar Park, Texas departed from this life on March 21, 2018 after a two-year battle with cancer. Russell was born in Jennings, Louisiana, to Isaac J. and Helen Fontenot (née Mallette) in 1940; he graduated from Landry High School in Lake Charles, and earned both a B.A. and J.D. from Louisiana State...
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Helen T. Russell

July 18, 1925 - March 20, 2018

Helen Thompson Russell was born on July 18, 1925 in East Texas, daughter of Jodie and Dora Thompson. Helen passed away on March 20, 2018 in Austin, Texas with family by her side. She gave the many people whom she loved 92 full, healthy, and thoroughly wonderful years. Helen was united in marriage to Owen "Russ" Russell in 1949, and they were married for 62 years filled with love, travel, hard...
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Louis T. Witte

October 27, 1927 - March 19, 2018

Louis T Witte, 90, of Cedar Park, TX died from complications from a stroke on March 19, 2018, surrounded by family. Lou was born in Chicago on Oct. 27th,1927 to Isabelle (Spratt) and Louis F. Witte and had two big sisters Isabella and Mary Louise. He spent the majority of his life in Westmont, IL. He graduated from Tilden Tech HS in 1945 where he regaled us with stories of driving the teacher's...
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Jane Petersen Skinner

December 29, 1920 - March 19, 2018

Jane Petersen Skinner passed away on March 19th in Austin, Texas at the age of 97. Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Dorothy Petersen. Jane was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 29th, 1920. Jane grew up in Wilmette, Illinois and attended Lake Forest College before moving to Dallas, Texas where she worked as an executive assistant at Neiman Marcus. Jane married...
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Con Alan Rusling

May 11, 1948 - March 18, 2018

Con Alan Rusling, 69, of Lakeway, Texas died on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in hospice care at the Community Living Center of Central Texas Veterans Center, Temple. During his professional career he worked in the professions of oil and gas, forestry, financial business along with acquisitions and publications in Santa Ana, CA, Dallas, New York, and in Austin as former CFO at Sheshunoff Information...
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Doris Marian Walker Smith

May 23, 1925 - March 18, 2018

Our mother, Doris Marian Smith, passed away peacefully March 18, 2018 in Austin, Texas at age 92. She was born May 23, 1925 in Ashland, Louisiana to William Edwin Walker and Mary Jane (Joyner) Walker. She attended Northwestern State University where she met our dad, Donald Frederick Smith. They married in 1943 and this happy couple enjoyed their life together living in various cities and raising...
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Margaret Henderson Bottoms

August 11, 1943 - March 18, 2018

Heaven gained another angel. Margaret Bottoms, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday afternoon, March 18, 2018. Margaret was born on August 11, 1943 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas to Conley Newton Henderson and Margaret Madeline Burke. Many of us are here today because of Margaret's faithful and fervent prayers for us. She loved the Lord, her church, her beautiful children, grandchildren...
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Diana Davis Bell

October 21, 1944 - March 18, 2018

Diana Davis Bell was welcomed into her Heavenly home Sunday, March 18, 2018. Diana committed her life to the service of others regardless of their social status, and to her beloved husband Doug and their family. She enthusiastically spread her joy and zest for life with everyone she met. As co-founder of Trinity Center with Doug, she felt a passion for acceptance of our downtown neighbors....
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Edmundo Zavala

November 25, 1928 - March 18, 2018

Edmundo Zavala, longtime South Austin resident, passed away March 18, 2018 at the age of 89. He was born on November 25, 1928 in Georgetown, Texas. He was one of 13 children born to the late Manuel and Amelia Zavala. He was the beloved husband of Carmen Moreno Zavala for over 65 years. Edmundo will forever be remembered by his brothers Daniel, Larry, Johnny and David. His beloved children John...
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Margaret Robles Hidrogo

January 16, 1932 - March 18, 2018

Margaret Robles Hidrogo age 86 of Austin, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018. She was born on Saturday, January 16, 1932 to Antonio and Josefina Robles in Manchaca, Texas. Margaret is survived by her husband, Joe Hidrogo, Sr.; daughters, Modesta Hidrogo, Esther H. Talkington; sons, Domingo Robles Contreras and wife Mary, Joe Hidrogo Jr. and wife Grace, Joe Altamirano, Jr.; seven...
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Leonisia "Nonita" Ramirez

April 11, 1921 - March 15, 2018

Leonisia "Nonita" Ramirez was born April 11, 1921 in Buda, TX and she passed away March 15, 2018. Nonita grew up in the country and carried on her love of being outdoors throughout her life. You could always find her caring for the flowers on a beautiful sunny day. Along with her sisters, Nonita helped to take care of many nieces and nephews. She was a strong woman with an unyielding spirit. She...
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Quinner Floyd Williams

March 6, 1958 - March 14, 2018

On March 14, 2018, Quinner Floyd Williams, Jr., husband, father and brother-in-law, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and daughters. He had just celebrated his 60th birthday the week before. Quinner was born in Austin, Texas on March 6, 1958 to Quinner F. Williams and Margaret Merle (Henderson) Williams, both deceased. He grew up in Austin attending Lucy Read and Gullett Elementary,...
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David "Dave" Tannen

July 6, 1951 - March 13, 2018

David "Dave" Tannen, lost his 5 year battle from Parkinson's Disease on March 13, 2018. He was born July 6, 1951 in Wharton, TX. Dave married Marilyn and they enjoyed loving each other for twenty-eight blissful years. Dave was a casino executive for over forty years, he and Marilyn lived in Las Vegas, Shreveport, and New Orleans. Dave enjoyed watching movies in his spare time with Marilyn and...
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Hillman Moore

December 10, 1933 - March 13, 2018

Hillman Moore, 84, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Lakeway, Texas. He was born in Johnsonville, Tennessee to Eric and Aline Moore. In his more than 50 years as a Cumberland Presbyterian minister, Hillman served churches in Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, and his native Tennessee. Hillman was a compassionate minister and a gentleman who brought out the best in people...
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Patricia Allen McMillan

February 1, 1926 - March 12, 2018

Patricia Allen McMillan, 92, died at her home in Austin, TX on March 12, 2018. She was born on February 1, 1926, in Plainview, TX to Walter Payne Allen, Jr. and Martha Wilder Allen. She was a proud 5th generation Texan with deep roots in the East Texas town of Terrell. She graduated from Terrell High School and attended Randolph Macon Women's College, where she joined the Pi Beta Phi sorority....
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Roszanna A. Gray

November 5, 1938 - March 11, 2018

Roszanna A. Gray, 79, of Cedar Park, Texas, died Sunday, March 11, 2018, at her home surrounded by her children. Roszanna was born at home, in Auglaize county Ohio, on November 5, 1938 to Ray and Agnes Muhlenkamp. She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School (Celina, OH) and Miami Jacobs Business College (Dayton, OH). She worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for the Anheuser-Busch...
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Kenneth R. Evans

January 2, 1941 - March 10, 2018

Kenneth R. Evans, Born January 2, 1941 in Detroit, MI - Died March 10, 2018 in Austin, TX. Loving Husband, Father and Papa went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife Patricia; His children Kevin (Nicole), Sherry, and Kraig (Rita); His grandchildren Jean-Tavis, Colin, Connor and Rorey; His siblings Karen Franklin and Robert Johns (Brenda). We celebrated his life...
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Esther Kerbel

August 20, 1921 - March 10, 2018

Esther Kerbel passed peacefully in her sleep on Saturday morning March 10th, 2018. She was born on August 20th, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first child of Abraham Doctors and Ida Dora Richman. She became the Salutatorian of her High School class with a full scholarship to college and always dreamed of becoming a Journalist. Due to family responsibilities, she went to Business School...
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Keith Michael Dunlap

May 10, 1978 - March 9, 2018

Keith Michael Dunlap, of Austin, Texas passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the age of 39. He was born at Fort Hood, Texas on May 10, 1978 to the parents of Danny and Margaret Dunlap. Keith grew up in the Killeen, Texas area where he attended Killeen Christian Academy. Later Keith moved to Austin, Texas where he worked in the field of transportation as a driver. He was preceded in death...
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Amy Jeannette Steadman

October 24, 1920 - March 9, 2018

Amy Jeannette Steadman, loving Aunt, age 97 of Austin passed away on March 9th, 2018. She was born on October 24, 1920 in Taylor, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Warren and Mary Payne Outon; husband John O. Steadman; brother, Thomas Howard Outon; Sister Mary Lynn Clardy; and Sister Doris Klaus Fuller. Jeannette is survived by 11 nieces and nephews as well as many...
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Miriam Kimelman Meyerson

August 25, 1920 - March 9, 2018

Meyerson, Miriam nee Kimelman , was born on August 25,1920 and died on March 9, 2018, following a brief illness. Beloved wife of Leo Meyerson (d.1996) for 50 years. Cherished mother to Roberta Richard (Michael Silverman) Deborah Meyerson and Ronald Meyerson (Jo), Loving daughter to Kushe and Rivka Kimelman, friend to Abe Schloff. Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA. Miriam also lived in Venice...
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Gates Ray Dailey

February 6, 2000 - March 9, 2018

Gates Ray Dailey, age 18, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his parents Terri Gates Dailey and Todd Ray Dailey; sister Karlee Kate (11) and brother Jake Austin (15). He is also survived by stepmother Cindy Voudouris Dailey and stepbrothers Brycen, Dalton, and Evan Foreman. Gates had five grandparents: Yvonne S Dailey, Karen Gates, Jerry...
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Jack Francis Ritter, Jr.

December 19, 1933 - March 8, 2018

Jack Francis Ritter, Jr. went to be with our Heavenly Father on March 8, 2018 after a short but fierce battle with a complicated and rare autoimmune disease. Following a family graveside service, a celebration of his life will be held on Monday, March 12th at 11:00 am at St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. 8th St. Austin, TX 78701. Born in Austin on December 19, 1933, Jack was a lifelong...
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Clyde Rabb Littlefield

March 10, 1931 - March 7, 2018

A life well lived, from climbing Mt. Fuji to viewing Paris from the Eifel Tower. In between were many exhilarating and heart breaking experiences, from birth in March 10, 1931 to death March 7, 2018. Born in St. David's Hospital on West 17th Street, Austin, Texas to Henrietta and Coach Clyde Littlefield, young Clyde Rabb spent many wonderful summers on his maternal grandparent's farm in...
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Miguel Sandman Garcia

November 27, 1980 - March 5, 2018

Miguel Sandman Garcia, beloved son, brother and friend of many, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. Mike, son of Mary and Manuel Garcia, was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1980 in Vicenza, Italy. Mike's father was in the Army, which allowed him to live many places, including Vicenza, Lawton, OK, Sioux City, IA, Ft. Bragg, NC, Leipheim, Germany, and Fayetteville, NC before landing in...
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Richard C. Anuszewski, Jr.

November 13, 1970 - March 5, 2018

Richard C Anuszewski, Jr. went to God on March 5, 2018 in Austin, Texas. He lived his life with passion, humor, and fierce devotion to his family and friends. He was born on Friday the 13th of November, 1970 and always declared 13 to be a lucky number. He was born in a body that was deeply challenging, and he fought that challenge with courage and grace until the very end of his life. He will...
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John Odabashian

December 27, 1932 - March 4, 2018

John Odabashian, 85, passed away on March 4, 2018 at the Baylor, Scott and White Medical Center in Lakeway, Texas after a 3 year battle with several health complications. He fought like a champion, but in the end, his heart could not take it anymore and just stopped. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 2pm on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home...
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Tommy Nelms

October 20, 1943 - March 4, 2018

Thomas Hall "Tommy" Nelms, age 74, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 50 years and his two beloved children. Tommy was born in Sherman, Texas on October 20, 1943 to Tom and Margaret Nelms. He grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated from Lamar High School in 1961 where he was known as a star athlete. After...
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Julia Myrle Penn

February 27, 1937 - March 4, 2018

Julia Myrle Penn was born on February 27, 1937, in Austin, Texas, to Albert (Grip) and Myrle Penn. In 1940 the family, which included Julia's older brother William (Billy), moved to Dallas, Texas. In 1945, after several years on Prescott Street, the family, with a now eight year old Julia, moved back to Austin to stay. In July of that year Julia's sister, Sarah Jane (Janie) Penn, was born,...
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Robert S. "Bob" Wenning

October 21, 1942 - March 3, 2018

Robert S. "Bob" Wenning went to be with Jesus on March 3rd, 2018. His steadfastness and kindness were evident in his death as much as they were present during his life. Bob came to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ in his later years, which provides great joy to his family, who look forward to a future reunion. Bob was born in Corpus Christi, TX on October 21, 1942. He graduated W.B....
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Gloria A. (Uriegas) Corona

December 2, 1940 - March 3, 2018

Gloria A. (Uriegas) Corona, age 77, born on December 2, 1940, and passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 3, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Corona; parents, Rose and Casimiro Uriegas; sister, Rose Marie Marquez. Gloria is survived by her sister, Margaret Uriegas; sons, Robert (Connie) Corona and Keith (Terry) Corona; daughters, Kimberly Corona and Katharine ...
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Merle Haffler Garwood

June 23, 1933 - March 3, 2018

Merle Castlyn Haffler Garwood, 84, of Austin, Texas died peacefully on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The daughter of Whayne Wilson Haffler and Lillian Dewey Flanery Haffler, Merle was born on June 23rd, 1933 in Lexington, Kentucky. Merle attended the University High School in Lexington with her older sister, Joan, and younger brother, Whayne. Though her beloved father passed away when Merle was...
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Grace (Paniagua) Foster

February 22, 1967 - March 3, 2018

Grace (Paniagua) Foster, beloved wife of Dan Foster, and mother to sons Cade Foster, 18, and Luke Foster, 13, passed away March 3, 2018. Grace was born in San Antonio on February 22, 1967, to the late Dora and Elmo Paniagua. She is survived by brothers Eddie Paniagua (Ann) and Anthony Paniagua; nieces and nephews Eddie Paniagua (Sara), Amanda Frausto (Nick), Kevin Paniagua, Lauren Paniagua,...
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Vaughn Musgrave

March 17, 1938 - March 3, 2018

Alonzo Vaughn Musgrave was born March 17, 1938, the youngest child of Alonzo Van and Ida Ruth Musgrave. He grew up in Alpine, Texas on a dairy farm. While in high school in Alpine he was the student body president. He was very active in 4-H and FFA. He raised sheep and calves for show. He joined the Air Force in 1956 and served until 1960. He went to work at the Alpine Post Office in 1960. He...
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Martha S. Combs

April 28, 1924 - March 3, 2018

Martha S. Combs of Austin, Texas, born April 28, 1924 in Bryan, Texas, passed away March 3, 2018. She spent her childhood in Smiley, Texas and after graduating from Smiley High School in 1941, enrolled in the University of Texas in Austin, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Martha was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Westwood Country Club, Headliners Club and...
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