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Robert "Bob" William Hostinak

January 14, 1938 - October 15, 2018

Robert (Bob) William Hostinak, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, October 15, 2018. His fight with cancer is now over, and he is free to rest in the arms of the Lord. Rumor has it Bob has already booked a tee time and lined up a couple of bridge groups in Heaven. He is survived by his wife, Carol Hostinak; his son, Robert G. Hostinak and his wife Cheryl Hostinak; his daughter...
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Rachel LaFuente Hernandez

May 18, 1925 - October 13, 2018

Rachel LaFuente Hernandez, 93, a lifelong Austin resident, passed into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family on October 13, 2018. She was born in Austin on May 18, 1925, to Amelia and Henry LaFuente. She married her soul mate Rudy Hernandez on December 5, 1941 and they had five children. Rachel was a loving and devoted wife and mother who cherished her family and believed they were...
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Judith Ann Brooks

January 2, 1948 - October 12, 2018

Judy Winkel Brooks, 70, of Austin and Llano, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018, in the company of her children at St. David's North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She was born on January 2, 1948 in Llano, Texas. Judy was raised in Llano where her parents Raymond and Doris Winkel owned and operated a family cattle ranch. She was an all-around athlete at Llano High School,...
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Frank V. Granado

April 2, 1922 - October 12, 2018

Frank V. Granado, 96, husband of the late Elvira Granado, died peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Brookdale Westlake Hills in Austin, Texas. Born on April 2, 1922 in Lockhart, Texas, he was the son of the late Florentina and Porfirio Granado. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and received the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge, and an honorable discharge in 1946. He was...
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Stuart N. Henry

May 1, 1941 - October 11, 2018

Stuart passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 11, 2018 surrounded by his family. Stuart was born in Dallas, Texas on May 1, 1941 and grew up with his mother, Christine Henry, and two sisters, Barbara and Peggy. He was always as tough as they come, having fought off polio at 10. At 18, he joined the United States Navy. On August 25, 1962, he married the love of his life, Virginia Elaine...
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Ethelynn Beebe

May 4, 1943 - October 11, 2018

F. Ethelynn Beebe, (fondly known as Grammy Effee by friends and family) passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 11, 2018. Ethelynn was born May 4, 1943 in Kermit, Texas. Although her parents lived in New Mexico, her father, determined she would be a native Texan, drove her pregnant mother across the Texas border to give birth. She was the first child of Margie and Osmer Beebe. Ethelynn...
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Richard "Rick" "Papu" T. Aleman

September 6, 1953 - October 9, 2018

Richard "Rick" "Papu" T. Aleman, age 65 of Austin, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. He was born on Sunday, September 6, 1953 to Manuel and Phyllis Teran Aleman in Austin, Texas. He attended elementary school at Our Lady of Guadalupe through the 8th grade, then graduated from A.S. Johnston High School. Rick was employed with IRS as an accountant. Loved his football teams his #1...
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Kay Frances Croom

June 11, 1940 - October 8, 2018

Kay Frances Croom, age 78, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 in Austin, TX. Kay was an active member of Anderson Mill Baptist Church. At Anderson Mill, she had been a member of the choir and was active in the benevolent ministry of the church. Kay was born on June 11, 1940 in Oklahoma City. Kay was a graduate of Pauls Valley High School and lived over 50 years in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma...
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Bob Froeschle

February 24, 1931 - October 8, 2018

Bob Froeschle passed away peacefully in his sleep in Austin, Texas on October 8th, 2018 at the age of 87. He will be affectionately remembered by all who knew him as one of the most affable, easy going and friendly people they have ever met. Bob was born in San Francisco, CA in 1931, to Clara and Chester "Dutch" Froeschle, along with an older brother Edward and a younger sister Carol. Bob was...
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William E. Hebel

March 14, 1929 - October 8, 2018

William E. "Bill" Hebel, US Navy Retired, age 89 of Austin, Texas passed away on October 8, 2018. His son, Travis Powell, preceded him in death. William is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Gussie Kuhn Hebel; sons, Alan Powell and wife Ann; Mark Hebel; daughter, Marie Hebel; grandchildren, Kiana and Hannah Powell and Jessica Hebel; and dearest friend, Capt. Joseph Pepper, US Navy...
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Helen "Granny" Villegas

August 10, 1921 - October 8, 2018

Helen "Granny" Villegas went to Our Lord on Monday, October 8, 2018. She was 97 years of age when she passed. Helen was born in Matagorda, Texas on August 10, 1921 to Santana Cortez and Maria Ignacia De La Garza Cortez. Helen went to Boling High school in the Coastal region. She went on to attend Southwest Texas State, where she met the love of her life, Victor Villegas. Helen was a teacher,...
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Nancy Bell Seward

February 13, 1936 - October 6, 2018

Nancy Bell Seward, 82, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on October 6, 2018 in Cedar Park, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., October 15, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 1200 S. Bagdad Rd., Leander, Texas. Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Liberty Hill, Texas. Nancy was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Zelma and Harold J. Ocheltree on February 13,...
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Carlos Ricardo Olivares

March 4, 1952 - October 6, 2018

Carlos Ricardo Olivares, 66, passed away peacefully on October 6 surrounded by his close family. Carlos was born and raised in Mexico City where he eventually met his wife Lourdes. Together they moved to the United States in 1983 where they raised their three sons. During his life Carlos worked for Mexicana Airlines for 25 years and Texas Workforce Commission for almost 20. Throughout his...
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Adella G. Jimenez

November 9, 1953 - October 5, 2018

Adella G. Jimenez age 64 was born in Austin, Texas on November 9, 1953 and passed away on October 5, 2018 Preceded in death by her father; two brothers; and one sister. Adella is survived by her husband, Joe Jimenez; son, Adam Ray Guerrero, Jr.; two grandchildren; four sisters; two brothers; several nieces and nephews. Rosary 7:00 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home...
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Dorothy Diane Schmidt West

September 14, 1939 - October 4, 2018

Dorothy Diane Schmidt West 14 September 1939- 4 October 2018 Diane was born in Austin, Texas on September 14th, 1939 to Victor Raymond Schmidt Jr. and Elva Opal Morris Schmidt. She was named after her aunt Dorothy "Dot" Schmidt Tomsu, as they shared the same birthdate. The paternal side of her family had a direct male line to Major Johann Jacob Erich Friedrich Schmidt, who was a...
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William "Alex" Graham

October 27, 1994 - October 4, 2018

William "Alex" Graham, 23, of Cedar Creek, Texas, died October 3, 2018 as the result of a pedestrian, vehicle accident. He was born October 27, 1994 in Elko, Nevada, the son of William and Linnette (McFadden) Graham. He attended Yukon Schools and graduated from Yukon High School. He went on to graduate with Honors from Austin Community College in 2018 with a degree in Computer Science. Alex...
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Baldemar "Baldo" Maldonado

June 22, 1936 - October 3, 2018

Baldemar "Baldo" Maldonado of Austin passed away after a battle with cancer on Wednesday October 3, 2018. Baldemar was born on June 22, 1936 in Kenedy, Texas. Baldemar joins his parents, Matias and Jila Maldonado; his grandson, Aaron Rodriguez; and his son-in-law, Rick Rodriguez. Baldemar is survived by his wife, Estela Maldonado; his children, Ernest Maldonado (Angie), Mary Ann Rodriguez,...
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Robert "Bob" McDaniel

February 22, 1950 - October 3, 2018

McDaniel, Robert February 22, 1950 - October 3, 2018 Robert "Bob" McDaniel was born in Springfield Missouri. Robert and his family moved from Springfield to Topeka, Kansas, Mission, Kansas, Omaha, Nebraska, Dallas, Texas, and Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He met his future wife, Carol Louise Conn, when he...
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Jean Haham

April 25, 1936 - October 2, 2018

Jean Haham was born in Paris, France on April 25, 1936 to parents originally from Bessarabia (now part of Moldavia). During WWII he was one of the Hidden Children, separated from his parents, living with a farm family in Normandy. Over 70 years later, in 2016 Jean took pride in becoming an American citizen as he remembered the liberation of France and the Yankee soldiers rolling through on their...
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Martha Jean Pittman

July 17, 1925 - October 1, 2018

Martha Jean Pittman Deceased: October 1, 2018 Age: 93 Viewing/Visitation: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Weed-Corley-Fish North Graveside Service: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM, Austin Memorial Park Cemetery Celebrating the life of a wonderful and dynamic woman, Martha Jean Pittman. Martha Jean was born in July, 1925 to Jessie and Clifford Farr in Ottuwma...
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James Terrence "Terry" Young

July 7, 1937 - October 1, 2018

After a wonderfully rich and meaningful life among all he touched, Terry Young passed on to a better existence on October 1, 2018 at his home in Cedar Park with family around him. He was born July 7, 1937 in Pampa, Texas, to Joe and Nell Young. He grew to be a fine young baseball player after the family relocated to the Rio Grande Valley. While still in his teenage years, Terry revealed...
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Barry C. Lewis

September 26, 1940 - October 1, 2018

Barry C. Lewis passed away peacefully on October 1, 2018, just days after his 78th birthday. Barry was born on September 26, 1940, in Houston, Texas to Jerome and Claire Lewis. Barry attended Bellaire High School and the University of Houston. One of Barry's earliest accomplishments was achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. After college, Barry served in the US Army and received an...
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Joe Lewis Ireland

August 25, 1933 - September 30, 2018

Joe Lewis Ireland Joe Lewis Ireland, age 85, passed away on September 30, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Austin, Texas to Lewis James and Violet Vivian Ireland. He was a pilot in the Air Force and retired as a Captain. Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Renny Valayne Ireland and his brother Robert Preston Ireland. He is survived by his cousin Marjorie Williams, her daughter Nancy...
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Larry Allen Backus

May 21, 1941 - September 30, 2018

LARRY ALLEN BACKUS "One Nation Under God" 1941 to 2018 Larry was a humble man. At his core, he loved Jesus first, and then his family and his country. Larry was a born-again Christian in his fifties and was passionate about leading others to Christ. A member of First Baptist of Round Rock, Larry was a two-legged men's ministry. Men were drawn to him, and they didn't even know why. And Larry...
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Lon Gee

September 16, 1920 - September 30, 2018

Lon Gee, an Austin resident for many years, died September 30, 2018. Lon was born September 16, 1920 in Sulphur Springs, Texas, the son of L.E. and Maggie (Temples) Gee. He was the youngest of ten children. He enrolled in the University of Texas in September 1937, when he was not yet 17 years old, and attended for 3 years. He later graduated from Texas Christian University after 2 years of...
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James Stewart (Jim) Hislop II

June 18, 1945 - September 29, 2018

James Stewart (Jim) Hislop II (Age 73), of Austin, TX (formerly of Round Rock), jumped the fence in the wee hours between midnight and dawn, shortly after Closing Time, on September 29, 2018. He hated mornings, and always said nothing good ever happened to him before the crack of noon. It's impossible to remember Hislop without smiling or laughing hysterically; he was one of the funniest...
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Norman John Ernst

June 24, 1925 - September 29, 2018

Norman John Ernst passed away on September 29, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1925 in Avoca, Iowa to parents John and Linnie Ernst. He was raised in Mansfield, Missouri and lived for fifty years in Bartlesville, Oklahoma where he worked for Phillips Petroleum Company and farmed before moving to his Hollow Rock Creek property near Bastrop, Texas in 2001. For the past ten years he resided at...
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Michael Lewis Debbs

February 14, 1959 - September 29, 2018

Michael Lewis Debbs age 59 of Austin passed away September 27, 2018. His daughter, Angelina Nicole Debbs, preceded him in death. Michael is survived by his son, Patrick Debbs; three brothers; one sister; and his mother, Mary Ann Debbs. Memorial Service 1:00 pm Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress.
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James A. Davis, Jr.

July 3, 1930 - September 28, 2018

James A. Davis, Jr. born in Henly, TX July 3, 1930 passed September 28, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Frances Davis and is survived by four daughters, Sharon Atkinson, Debbie Roberts (husband Gordon Roberts), Cathy Davis (husband Scott Kvapil), Brenda Sours (husband Bob Sours), & stepdaughter Becky Harper (husband Bobby Harper), 14 grandchildren & 22 great grandchildren. ...
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Lela Marie Oestrick

December 21, 1937 - September 28, 2018

Lela Marie Oestrick, age 80, of Horseshoe Bay, TX passed away September 28, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and siblings. Lela is survived by son, David and Dee Ann; son, Jackie and Donna; daughter, Cindy; brother, Johnny Bean and Annie; brother, Danny Sconci; sister, Beverly Miller; seven grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. Lela retired from the IRS in...
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James O. Kendrick, Jr.

May 24, 1937 - September 26, 2018

James Olanda Kendrick Jr. was born on May 24, 1937, in Whitney, Texas. He passed away on September 26, 2018, in Austin, Texas. James spent his early years on his grandmother's farm in Whitney, Texas. At age 11 he entered the Waco State Home, until he left it at age 18. There he studied and read the entire Bible. James entered the U. S. Army at age 20. He earned his GED in the Army, and was...
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Dianne Wooten Keil

July 6, 1939 - September 26, 2018

Dianne Wooten Keil passed away peacefully on September 26, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Dianne Wooten Keil was born on July 6, 1939 in Tyler, Texas, to Colquitt Clarkston "Pop" Wooten and Mattie Louise Burden "MaLou" Wooten. The family lived in Tyler, Abilene, Lubbock, and Tulsa before settling in Bellaire, Texas. Dianne was second born of five children; her four siblings survive...
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Sam Garner

August 23, 2002 - September 26, 2018

Samuel "Sam" William Garner left this earthly life September 26, 2018. He will be remembered for the sweetest and gentlest spirit imaginable. Sam turned sixteen years old on August 23, 2018. He was a fierce lover of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and was outspoken in his faith. Sam was an avid guitar player and singer. Some would even describe him as a musical savant. His talents were...
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Robert Eugene Luce

January 28, 1933 - September 26, 2018

Bob Luce passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Bob was born on the family farm in Milam County, Texas on January 28, 1933 to Hubbard Luce and Nellie Stoval Luce. Bob and his mother moved to Austin when he was 8 yrs. old after the death of his father. He was married to Wanda Kay Cloer of Austin in April 1949. He is survived by his wife Kay, son Jon Luce and wife Beverly, daughter Cheri...
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Joseph Michael Diaz

July 28, 1979 - September 26, 2018

Joseph Michael Diaz age 39 of Kyle, Texas earned his wings on September 26, 2018. His grandparents, Joe D. and Mary F. Diaz, Virgil and Janice McElroy precede him in death. Joseph is survived by his parents, father, Joe Diaz Jr. and partner, Sonia Garfias; mother, Tamara K. Diaz; sister, Victoria R. Diaz; aunts, Dee Lopez and husband David, Esther Lafuente and husband Michael, Juanita...
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Robert T. (Bob) Present

February 1, 1927 - September 25, 2018

Robert T. (Bob) Present went to be with the Lord in Austin, TX on September 25, 2018. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, on February 1, 1927 to Katherine and Jack Present. He entered the Army in 1945, but due to medical issues, was honorably discharged that same year. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord in Burbank, CA, and was baptized in 1947. He met the love of his life, Mary Jean Oren,...
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Jerome James Henzen

July 25, 1936 - September 25, 2018

Jerome James Henzen, age 82 of Rockne, Texas passed away September 25, 2018. He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley. Jerome is survived by his son, Chris. Rosary - Monday, October 1, 2018 – 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4045 FM 535, Bastrop, Texas 78602. Rosary – Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 7:00 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress, Austin,...
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Charles Jack Dye

August 29, 1928 - September 25, 2018

Charles Jack Dye, age 90 of Austin, Texas, formerly of Fayetteville, North Carolina passed away September 25, 2018. He is preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and siblings. Charles is survived by his daughters, Vicky Ellis, Toni Stevens and her husband Michael; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation for Charles will be on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from...
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Georgia Moxley

January 10, 1929 - September 24, 2018

Georgia Ann Duke Moxley of Austin passed away on September 24th, 2018 at the age of 89. She was born in San Antonio Texas on January 10, 1929 to George Carswell Duke and Lucille Tabitha Hartfield Duke. Her parents both passed away when she was young. Her father passed away about three months before she was born and her mother passed away when she was six. She and her sister Ruth were raised by...
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Dorothy Williams Munyan

May 14, 1930 - September 23, 2018

Our beloved mother, sister, and grandmother, Dorothy Williams Munyan, 88, passed quietly on September 23, 2018, in Austin, Texas. She was saved and baptized at Trinity Baptist Church, in Austin, Texas. Dorothy is preceded in death by her siblings, Eleanor, Howard, Kay, and Clarence; and her daughter, LouAnn. She is survived by her brother, Jack; her sons, Paul Sr. and Brian; her daughter,...
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James Robert Winkler

February 25, 1957 - September 23, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of James Robert Winkler announce his passing on Sunday, September 23, 2018. James Winkler was born in Austin on February 25, 1957. He will be remembered by his children, James Robert Winkler II and Jessica Shae Goodman; parents, Charles Edward Winkler and Ella Elaine Winkler; grandchildren, Charles Edward Winkler, Amelia James Winkler, Isabelle...
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Octavio S. Flores, Jr.

December 5, 1930 - September 22, 2018

Octavio S. Flores Jr. 87, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on Saturday September 22, 2018 at his home in Austin Texas.' Beto ' was born to Octavio and Fannie Flores on December 5, 1930 in McAllen, Texas. He joined the U.S. Army in 1947 and served in South Korea Vietnam, Germany, Chicago, El Paso Texas, Panama, and San Antonio, Texas where he met and married Hettie June Anderson who was a...
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Richard Edward Coomey

May 14, 1961 - September 22, 2018

We have lost a beloved husband, dad, friend, engineer, and a wicked wit in Richard Coomey. He left us way too soon, way too fast, and way too cruelly. Richard discovered he had an extremely large tumor on his kidney on July 27. He had surgery on Aug. 1. On September 14, Richard was found to have multiple large abdominal cancer masses that had not been present on August 1. He lived via...
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Lucy Lee (Speaker) Grant

September 11, 1933 - September 22, 2018

Born in Columbus Ohio, September 11, 1933, the beloved daughter of Dr. Lewis Philip Speaker and Mary Campbell (Kahn) Speaker of Austin, TX. Lucy grew up in Austin, where she attended the University of Texas, earned a Master of Arts degree in music, was a member of the UT Traveling Madrigals, and a life-long member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was the beloved wife and well-traveled companion for...
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Virgie Mae Sorrells

December 31, 1913 - September 22, 2018

In the early morning hours of September 22, our beautiful family matriarch passed into the loving arms of God after a full and wonderful life of 104 years. Virgie Mae Ellison was born on December 31, 1913 to Clyde Thomas Ellison and Ora Mae Inman Ellison, the oldest of seven children. Virgie graduated from Austin High School in 1932. In her 20's she married Ray Barnes. This marriage ended...
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Jon Michael Gravitt, (Plumber Jon)

September 7, 1961 - September 20, 2018

Jon Michael Gravitt, (Plumber Jon), 57, of Leander, Texas, Master plumber died Thursday, September 20, 2018 in his home from complications of heart disease. Jon was born September 7, 1961 in Tokyo, Japan. Jon is survived by parents Paul F. Gravitt and Elvira Sepulveda; brothers Paul R, James R and Robert D Gravitt; sister, Terra Gravitt; nieces and nephews Elizabeth, Patrick, Nicole,...
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Elsie Lucia Partee

September 1, 1922 - September 20, 2018

Elsie Lucia (Biggers) Partee moved on to her heavenly duties on September 20, 2018. She was born September, 1922 in Lexington Lee County, Texas to Jackson Alexander Biggers and Elsie Aurelia Stullken Biggers in the family home. Her maternal grandfather, John E. Stullken, a Methodist minister, baptized her as an infant. Her parents moved to Austin, Texas in 1924 and established their home. She was...
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Geraldine "Gerry" Anna Laier

September 30, 1922 - September 20, 2018

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Geraldine Anna Laier, 95, passed on September 20, 2018 in Austin, Texas. She was born on September 30, 1922 in a small town in East Texas- New Dime Box, to Julius and Clara Polansky. She was second oldest of four children. Known to all as Gerry, she excelled at sports, music and attended Sam Houston State Teacher's College where she...
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Ruth Emma Gloyna

September 17, 1926 - September 19, 2018

Ruth Emma Gloyna went to the loving arms of Heavenly Jesus on September 19, 2018. She was born September 17, 1926 in Paige, TX. Her parents Alvin and Ella Kunkel preceded her in death as did her sister Edna Ogrodny and brother Milton Kunkel. She is survived by her only child, Judy Tawater and husband Charles, her granddaughter Renee Tawater and grandson Charlie Tawater. She is also survived...
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Ardis Rhee Meschke

June 30, 1930 - September 19, 2018

Ardis Meschke passed away on September 19, 2018 at the age of 88. She was born on June 30, 1930 to Alton and Martha Vanlaningham in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Ardis was baptized and confirmed at Emmaus Evangelical Lutheran Church in Techumseh. She graduated from St. John's University, Winfield, Kansas in 1951 with a degree in Primary Education. Ardis married Helmuth "Pete" Meschke in July 1952 at...
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Sue Cooper Davis

January 21, 1928 - September 19, 2018

DAVIS, Sue Cooper of Mart, Texas, died Wednesday, September 19th, at the age of 90. She was born in Alvarado, TX on January 21, 1928, daughter of the late Connie Cooper and Charles Cooper. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack Davis, and brother, Bob Cooper. Sue is survived by her son, Phil Davis and wife, Erin, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, son Clayton Davis and wife, Sandy...
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Rosa Vega

October 19, 1930 - September 19, 2018

Our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, Rosa Vega, 87 of Austin, Texas passed away on September 19, 2018. She was born on October 19, 1930 in Hidalgo, Texas. She married Miguel L. Vega on February 24, 1949 in Harlingen, Texas until his death February 14, 2016. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing for family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Cruz Valenzuela...
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Sharon Kay Woodring

September 18, 2018

Sharon Kay Woodring, 68, of Lakeway, TX passed away peacefully on September 18, 2018 in Lakeway, TX. Sharon is survived by her loving Husband Wayne Woodring; children Kimberly and Stephen Woodring; Sister Bobbye Dubose; Niece Dawn Ringstaff; Nephew Bryan Dubose; and countless cousins, grandnieces/grandnephews, great-grandnieces/great grandnephews and a bunch of unofficially adopted sons,...
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Charles E. "Chuck" McCullough

October 15, 1935 - September 16, 2018

Charles Ellis "Chuck" McCullough, age 82, passed away in Austin on September 16, 2018 from lung complications. Chuck was born on October 15, 1935 in Austin to Ruth Huddleston and Clarence McCullough in the old St. David's Hospital then located in a small 2-story building near 18th and Rio Grande Streets. He grew up in an Austin that was smaller, simpler and kinder, going to Wooldridge...
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James Michael Baldwin

December 19, 1952 - September 16, 2018

It is with broken hearts that the family of James Michael Baldwin announces his passing on September 16, 2018, at the age of 65 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 38 years, Cindy, and their children Kellie and Connor. Mike will also be lovingly remembered by his mother, Norine, sisters Karen Crouch, Kathleen Trantham (Payton), Midge Beard (Neal), brothers Kevin, and Matt ...
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Bill Getchell

September 15, 2018

Bill Getchell "The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination." John Bingham Dear family and friends, It is with a heavy heart we announce the untimely death of our beloved Bill Getchell. Bill passed away unexpectedly on September 15th doing what he's always loved, running. Bill touched many people with his...
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Bobby Ray Jones Sellers

July 8, 1963 - September 14, 2018

SELLERS, BOBBY RAY JONES July 8, 1963 – September 14, 2018 Bobby was born July 8, 1963 in Galveston, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Sellers, and they later moved to Hitchcock, Texas. He completed his education in the Hitchcock Public School System where he excelled in his grades at the highest level of President of his Class and Valedictorian. He participated in sports, Track and Field was...
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Gaylan DuBose

October 4, 1941 - September 14, 2018

Gaylan DuBose died Friday morning, September 14, in the Dell-Seton Hospital emergency room from heart failure brought on by complications from dialysis. He was born in 1941, grew up in Devine, Texas, and would have celebrated his 77th birthday on October 4th. He is survived by his sister, Lexie Petty, and brother, Joe DuBose, who both live in San Antonio and another sister, Roxy Cowan, who...
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MacKenzie Beatriz Ramirez

September 13, 2018 - September 13, 2018

MacKenzie Beatriz Ramirez was born on September 13, 2018 and passed September 13, 2018. Her parents, Amanda Nieto and Mario Ramirez; brothers, Jose Urbina, Noel Urbina, Maverick Ramirez; maternal grandparents, Ana Arroyo and Tom Nieto; paternal grandparents, J. Guadalupe Ramirez and Guillermina Peralta; several aunts and uncles survive her. Recitation of the Holy Rosary 10:00 am on Friday,...
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Wilton R. Stone, Sr.

September 18, 1931 - September 12, 2018

Wilton Rodger Stone, Sr. was born September 18, 1931 in Dallas, Texas and passed away peacefully on September 12, 2018 at the age of 86. Despite being born in the midst of the Great Depression, he and his siblings---Ed, James and Marcia---would describe their childhood as rich in love and peppered with a fair amount of mischief. Wilton graduated from Adamson High School, Class of '49. He then...
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Ray Allen Chatterton

October 17, 1935 - September 12, 2018

Ray Allen Chatterton age 82 of Austin formerly of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida passed away September 12, 2018 surrounded by family. Ray was born October 17, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio to Lloyd and Vera Chatterton. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio where he attended Shaker Schools. He loved to share memories of owning his first car at age 14, a 1936 Plymouth, followed by a 1940 Ford Coup. It was...
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Alec Nelson Porter

April 29, 1998 - September 11, 2018

Mr. Alec Nelson Porter, My Son, My Beautiful Mind. Flashes of memories race through my head of the largest and smallest moments in his life. As a newborn, I see his sparkling hazel eyes, his tender little fingers and toes, and his gurgling sounds from his lips that wanted to say so much more. As his father, I quickly realized that both in his younger years and later that I was growing...
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Johnny Vaught

September 18, 1944 - September 11, 2018

John Wigdon Vaught (Johnny) passed away on September 11, 2018. Johnny was born in San Antonio on September 18, 1944. He grew up in Austin and graduated from McCallum High School in 1962. Johnny was active in a gone but not forgotten family business, Vaught's Nursery on Burnet Road. He enjoyed Travel, the Outdoors, the Gulf Coast and Highland Lakes. In 1981, Johnny founded the B.S.Cookers...
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Jeanne Mund Lagowski

November 17, 1929 - September 11, 2018

Jeanne Mund Lagowski passed away on September 11, 2018 in Austin, Texas, after a distinguished career at The University of Texas at Austin. At the time of her death, she was a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences. Dr. Lagowski was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 17, 1929. She received undergraduate and MS degrees ('51 and '52) in Chemistry...
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Susan Karen Baillargeon

October 18, 1956 - September 10, 2018

Susan Karen Baillargeon, age 61, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018, at her home in Austin, TX after a courageous battle with cancer over the last eight months. She was born on October 18, 1956, in Birmingham, England to Hubert Charles and Barbara Mary Mosson. Born and raised in England, Susan graduated from Brunel University in London where she met her husband, Paul. They lived west of...
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Jean Marie Velasquez

May 17, 1941 - September 10, 2018

Jean Marie Velasquez age 77 of Austin, passed away on September 10, 2018. Mrs. Velasquez is survived by her husband of 57 years, Roy Velasquez, Jr.; daughter, Teresa and her daughter, Sophia; son, Roy III and his children, Candace, Roy and Zachary; son, Steven and wife Tracy and their children, Malia and Marisela; and her three beloved sisters. Recitation of the Holy Rosary 7:00 pm on...
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Robert Lee Cannon

January 18, 1955 - September 9, 2018

Robert Lee Cannon January 18, 1955 – September 9, 2018 On Sunday, September 9, 2018, the world lost an incredibly kind soul. Bob "Bulb" Cannon was a hard working electrician , passionate musician, avid bowler and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Those mourning his loss include his mother Shirley, brother Jerry, sister Laura, and companion, Cindy. He was father to Adan, Annice...
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Duck Landrum

November 16, 1940 - September 9, 2018

Duck Landrum, 77, of Jarrell, Texas, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at St. David's Medical Center in Austin. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.F. and Mable "Babe" Landrum, and brother Ronald Lynn "Ronnie" Landrum. He is survived by his son James Landrum and wife Ashley of Liberty Hill, Texas, and his daughters, Christi Copeland and husband Ryan of Jarrell, Texas and Sara...
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Timothy Jurgensen

July 19, 1956 - September 8, 2018

Timothy Jurgensen passed away recently in Austin, at the age of 62. Tim was born to Warren and Gwen Jurgensen in Lexington, Kentucky, on July 19, 1956. In 1966, the Jurgensens moved to Fort Worth. Tim graduated from Nolan High School. He received a Bachelor's in Biology from Stephen F. Austin University and a Master's in Environmental Science from TCU. Tim started his career with the Texas...
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Velton Virgil Watts

March 7, 1935 - September 8, 2018

Velton Virgil Watts - nicknamed Squeaky, 83 of Leander, Texas died Saturday morning, September 8, 2018 in his home. He was born on March 7, 1935 in Austin, Texas (Travis County), to Sam and Jessie (Wade) Watts. Velton lived in Leander all his life. He attended Leander schools. He as a member of the Texas National Guard. Our daddy loved to watch Dallas Cowboys play on the television and...
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Billy Ray "Bill" Defoyd

October 26, 1929 - September 8, 2018

Bill Defoyd passed away peacefully from complications of a stroke on Saturday September 8, 2018. Born in Frederick, Oklahoma on October 26, 1929, Bill, brother Paul, and sisters Betty and Jacquetta were raised by Elijah and Thelma Defoyd in the "dust bowl" of the Great Depression. A lifelong accomplished athlete, he was captain of the baseball team, played basketball and was president of the...
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Marjorie Barnes Morris

February 28, 1929 - September 7, 2018

Marjorie Barnes Morris, long-time resident of Lakeway, Texas, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2018, following a stroke. She was 89 years old and had battled Alzheimer's disease for the past few years. Marji was a native Texan, born February 28, 1929. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950. Marji was a pharmacist in Port Arthur, Texas, where she met and...
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Thomas Lawrence Luth

January 15, 1952 - September 7, 2018

Thomas Lawrence Luth, 66, of Austin, Texas, passed away on September 7, 2018. He was born on January 15, 1952, to Lawrence B. Luth and Elaine Rauert (Kalkowski) Luth in Grand Island, Nebraska. Tom grew up on a farm, the oldest son in a large, loving family. As early as age 5, his father took him to construction jobsites, where he learned both the highest quality skills and to LOVE your work...
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John Stuart (Stu) Lilly

January 24, 1956 - September 7, 2018

John Stuart (Stu) Lilly, 62, of Austin,Texas passed away on September 7, 2018 in Austin after a long and courageous battle with Glioblastoma, Brain Cancer. Stu was born January 24, 1956 in Dallas, Texas to Warren R. Lilly and Jane B. Lilly Nix. He graduated from WT White High School in Dallas, Texas. He attended The University of Texas and was a competitive swimmer for the Longhorns. He...
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Frank Michael Ferguson

May 10, 1953 - September 6, 2018

Frank Michael Ferguson, 65 years young, of Florence, Texas, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at his home in Florence due to natural causes. Frank was born in Heidelberg, Germany and lived with his adopted parents Raymond and Francis Ferguson in Tampa, Florida. Frank joined the US Navy in 1972, stationed in Guam where he met and married the love of his life, Cecilia Meno Ferguson on...
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William C. Gilbert

September 6, 2018

William C Gilbert, age 82, passed away September 6, 2018 at his home in Austin, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Denver, Colorado in 1935 to John and Freda Gilbert. During World War ll the family relocated to California and Florida while his father served as an engineering officer in the navy. After the war, the family settled in Denver where Bill finished from South High in...
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William Daniel (Dan) Vaughn

September 5, 2018

William Daniel "Dan" Vaughn, 68, husband of the late Phyllis Vaughn of Austin, greeted our heavenly father on September 5, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Born June 18, 1950, in Crockett, Texas, he was the son of Bill and Jean Vaughn. He attended Deer Park High School, graduating cum laude, and attended The University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with high honors, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa...
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Joanna Carol Goodloe Ferrell

March 2, 1934 - September 4, 2018

Joanna Carol Goodloe Ferrell was born March 2, 1934 in Waco, Texas to parents James Jetton Goodloe and Audrey Bowles Goodloe of Mt. Calm, Texas. Joanna passed from this life on September 4, 2018. She was home surrounded by her sister, Pam Alcala, daughter, Audrey, and granddaughter, Shirley Joanna. Joanna grew up in Mt. Calm, Texas and graduated with honors from Mt. Calm High School where she...
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Patricia Flanagan Zoch

September 29, 1936 - September 4, 2018

Mrs. Patricia Ann (Flanagan) Zoch, born on September 29, 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri, to the late Angelina Schiltz and the late Robert M Flanagan; passed away at age 81 on September 4, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Patricia graduated from St. Agnes Academy Houston, TX in 1955. Patricia was the second youngest of 11 children. She is predeceased in death by seven sisters and two brothers and...
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Milton H. Riemer, M.Div., Ph.D., J.D.

May 20, 1933 - September 3, 2018

Milton Henry Riemer of Austin, Texas, went to be with Jesus on Monday, 3 September, 2018 at the age of 85 years after a long struggle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in a farmhouse in the community of Freistadt, Wisconsin, on 20 May, 1933, the oldest of six children born to Erwin J. and Gertrude Radue Riemer; he became a child of God through Holy Baptism at Trinity Lutheran Church...
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John F. Onion, Jr.

March 27, 1925 - September 2, 2018

Judge John F. "Jack" Onion, Jr. of Austin passed away peacefully at 93 years of age on September 2, 2018 surrounded by his family. Jack is preceded in death by his parents Harriet and John F. Onion of San Antonio and his twin brother, James "Jim" Onion. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy Vogelsang, his children: John F. Onion, III of San Antonio and his wife Christi, David Onion of...
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Janice Irene "Ethel" Martinez

April 18, 1944 - September 2, 2018

Janice Irene "Ethel" Martinez (maiden Petchulat) was born in East St Louis Illinois on April 18th 1944 and passed away September 2, 2018. She moved to Richardson Texas with her brother Bobby at the age of 7 (close enough to be considered a real Texan!) where she finally settled in Austin. Rather than talk about what she did for a living let's talk about what she did for a life. She had two sons...
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Joel Shane Whitaker

August 28, 1973 - September 1, 2018

Joel Shane Whitaker, 1973-2018 Shane Whitaker, 45, of Austin, Texas, lost his long and brave battle with brain cancer on September 1, 2018. Shane was surrounded by family and friends as he walked into the arms of God. Born in Houston, Texas, August 28, 1973, Shane spent most of his childhood in Denver, Colorado before settling in Lake Travis, Texas, at the age of 14. Shane graduated from...
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Martha Joan Hoskins

September 8, 1938 - August 31, 2018

Martha Joan Hoskins of Austin, Texas peacefully passed on August 31, 2018 with family by her side. Joan was born on September 8, 1938 in Snyder, Texas to Vernon Lavell Wilson and Martha Kelm Wilson who preceded her in death. Joan is survived by her twin sister Jean Hart and family of Newport, Oregon, her brother David Wilson and family of Austin, Texas, her children Twylla J. Mitcham and family...
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Barbara Anne DeRocher

February 27, 1946 - August 31, 2018

Barbara Anne (Shapiro) DeRocher, 72, of Cedar Park, Texas, and former long-time resident of Andover, MA, died August 31st, 2018. Barbara was born in Malden, MA, to the late Eugene Leonard Shapiro and Doris Irene (Claff) Shapiro. She graduated from Boston University in 1967 where she received a Bachelor's degree in business. She loved to garden, paint, and travel. She was also a student of...
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Benny "Jr." Pitts

January 30, 1953 - August 30, 2018

MSgt (ret) Benny Fletcher Pitts Jr, son of the late Benny F. Pitts Sr. and Charlene Hart was born January 30, 1953 in Vernon, Texas. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia Storey, Gloria Pitts, Charles Band; daughters, Camille Cherry and Deedra Owens. He was united in holy matrimony to Carol Elaine Howell in November of 2007. Benny heard the call of duty to his...
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Thomas McElhenney, Jr.

August 23, 1954 - August 28, 2018

Thomas Rudd McElhenney Jr. was born in Austin, at St. David's with no AC at midnight on August 23, 1954. He grew up in Houston while his father was doing his residency in the Texas Children's Hospital. The family moved to Austin, in 1958, where Dr. McElhenney established a thriving medical practice. Tom attended O'Henry Junior High and Austin High, graduating in 1973. He attended Texas Tech...
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Evelyn Singer

November 19, 1935 - August 28, 2018

Calling upon her love for education and her athletic endurance, Evelyn Carleton Singer outsmarted and outdistanced multiple myeloma for more than 14 years, refusing to give in to the cancer's relentless attack. Evelyn, her last lesson taught, her seemingly endless energy spent, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, at age 82. Evelyn always wanted to be a teacher, and she lived that desire to the fullest....
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Betty Louise Hardin

August 22, 1939 - August 28, 2018

Betty Brooks Hardin was called home to Heaven on August 28th, 2018. She will be missed most immediately by her family, but also by the many colleagues and friends from her lifelong career in public service. Betty was born August 22, 1939, in Bartlett, Texas to the late Luella Imogene and Tommy Brooks. For 32 years, Betty worked at the Texas House of Representatives helping run the offices of...
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Stephen Davis

January 24, 1950 - August 26, 2018

Austin lost a great friend and benefactor on Sunday, August 26, with the passing of Stephen ("Steve") Lewis Davis, aged 68. The son of subcontractor Lewis Davis and homemaker Lucille Davis (née Stanley) of Houston, Steve developed the gumption and grit early on that helped him become successful later in life. While working full time during both high school and college, Steve joined forces...
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Jack Ervin Brown

December 10, 1934 - August 25, 2018

Jack Ervin Brown, beloved family member and friend was born on December 10,1934 and passed away on August 25th,2018. He was 83 years old. He was preceded in death by his daughter Misty Walker, sister Janie Wilkerson, and brother Donald Brown. He is survived by sons Royce Brown and Jack Raymond Brown, Sisters; Allene Cary and Beverly Andrews, Brothers; Fred Brown and Ray Brown. Sister-n...
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Nancy Garcia

February 26, 1995 - August 24, 2018


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Elyane Francoise Martin

September 28, 1927 - August 23, 2018

Elyane Francoise Martin - mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the age of 90. She was born in Marseilles, France on Wednesday, September 28, 1927 to Eugene Charles Alonzo and Victoria Louse Francoise Orsatti. Elyane left her beloved France at age nineteen to begin a new life in America following World War II. She settled in Texas, where she...
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Betty Rountree Wattinger

October 5, 1931 - August 23, 2018

Betty Rountree Wattinger was born 1st of Twins at 1:05am at St Anthony's Hospital on October 5, 1931 in Amarillo, Texas to John Blackwell Rountree and Anne Biard Rountree. She passed away peacefully on August 23, 2018 surrounded by her twin sister, both daughters and son. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Ret Major Fred Sidney Wattinger, son, Fred Sidney Wattinger Jr....
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Louese Meyer

August 7, 1932 - August 22, 2018

Louese C Meyer, 86, of Cedar Park, wife of Truman L Meyer, daughter of Marvin Crawford and Mabel Milliorn Crawford passed away on Wednesday, August 22, with her sons surrounding her. She worked in the family business, Borden Milk and Ice Cream Delivery, for many years. She retired from Capitol Anesthesiology Association where she was the records clerk. Louese is survived by four sons,...
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Gertrudes "Daisy" Thurman

November 25, 1954 - August 22, 2018

Gertrudes "Daisy" Caldeo Thurman was born on November 25 of 1954 in Manila, Philippines. She passed on August 22 of 2018. She is the daughter of Feliciano Caldeo and Magdalena De Joseph, both of the Philippines. Daisy, as she was known, was many things to list. She was a loving wife, a dear friend to many, and a joyful coworker. She had a short bout with lung cancer, but she was upbeat...
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Frances Sharon Castiglione

April 2, 1939 - August 21, 2018

Frances S. Castiglione 79, passed away August 21, 2018 surrounded by family. Fran was a native Austinite born April 2, 1939. Fran attended St Mary's Academy and Austin High School. She was known for her loving spirit and generous nature. She definitely lived her life to the fullest. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed her time spent with her family. Preceded in death by her parents,...
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Anita Najera

December 7, 1985 - August 20, 2018

Anita Najera, 32, of Leander, Texas passed away peacefully at Cedar Park Regional Hospital on August 20, 2018. She had a fulfilling career at LSC Communication. Anita was born on December 7, 1985 in Austin, Texas to Cruz and Brigido Najera. She loved being with her children, vacationing with family, and planning family events. She also enjoyed arts and crafts. Fill not your hearts with...
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Gwendolyn Lee Oglesby Rippey

April 9, 1931 - August 19, 2018

Gwen Rippey passed away peacefully on August 19, 2018, at the age of 87. She loved life, loved adventure and most of all, she loved her family and her friends. She was a beautiful woman with a generous heart, a lovely lady who always found something she loved about each person she met and made sure to extend a compliment to build others up. She loved Don, the love of her life, her travel partner,...
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Larry Wayne Menard

October 2, 1954 - August 19, 2018

Our dear, sweet Larry unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, August 19th, at his home in Lakeway, TX. His life ended when his heart failed and he will forever and always be in our hearts. Larry Wayne Menard was born to proud parents, Esther Mary and Lovine Paul Menard, on October 2nd, 1954, in Houston, TX, where he spent most of his life. Upon graduating from Friendswood High School, he earned a...
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