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Samuel Perez Guerra

November 5, 1929 - October 15, 2017

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

May 12, 1937 - October 15, 2017

Orville Monroe passed away in Austin Texas on Sunday October 15, 2017 at the age of 80. Orville is preceded in death by his wife Charlotte after 44 years of marriage, and by his parents Sidney and Millie Monroe. Orville is lovingly remembered by his two children Kerri and David, their spouses Greg Morisey and Lisa, and his grandchildren Corban, Callan, Jackson and Carys. He is also survived...
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Beverly Ann Babcock

November 17, 1939 - October 14, 2017

Beverly Ann Babcock was born on November 17th, 1939 to parents Marjorie and Edson Babcock in Margaretville, New York. The oldest of three children she grew up in New York and graduated top of her class from Margaretville High School. In the spring of 1958 Beverly married Louis Charles Reyns Sr. She had three children, her first was born in Germany during her husband's service in the US army....
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Herbert B. Smith

December 4, 1920 - October 14, 2017

Herbert B. Smith, 96, passed away on October 14, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Herb was born on December 4, 1920 in Shreveport, Louisiana. After graduating from Byrd High School in Shreveport, he attended The University of Texas at Austin. During his third year, he interrupted his education to serve in World War II with the Naval Air Corp as a fighter pilot. He was stationed in the Pacific aboard the...
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Elizabeth Ann "Betty" (Knopf) Westdyke

July 23, 1931 - October 13, 2017

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

July 13, 1954 - October 12, 2017

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

April 29, 1959 - October 12, 2017

Bradley Dean Whittington, age 58, of Austin, Texas, passed away on October 12, 2017 at his home. Brad was born on April 29, 1959 in El Paso, Texas, where he attended Eastwood, Coronado, and Gadsden high schools. After building a countless number of tumbleweed forts as a child, Brad began his professional career as the owner of B&B Landscaping, which grew to be one of the largest in the...
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Wanda "Binkie" Norris

April 14, 1934 - October 9, 2017

Wanda "Binkie" Norris Lee Chandler passed away peacefully in her home in Waco Texas, on October 9, 2017. Wanda was a Christian woman that knew and loved God. A beloved and cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Wanda was born 83 years ago, on April 14, 1934, in San Gabriel, Texas, to Fritz "Fred" and Lilly Chandler. She was loved by all who knew...
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Maxie Hiram Moore

January 29, 1923 - October 9, 2017

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

September 23, 1960 - October 8, 2017

Pamela D Rodger, 57, of Dripping Springs, died Oct. 8, in Lakeway, Texas. Her family was with her when she passed after a long illness. She was born in Houston, Texas, on September 23, 1960, to Felix and Delia (Watson) Collard. Pam attended Channelview HS in Channelview, Texas where she graduated in 1979 and was an officer with the Channelette Drill team. She is survived by loving husband...
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Marian Roberts

May 3, 1929 - October 7, 2017

Marian Delores Gantt was born May 3, 1929 in Terrell, Texas to Opal and Carlin Gantt. At a very early age her family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where she resided until the early 70's. She graduated from Corpus Christi High School and Stephens College. She was also a student at Julliard School of Music in New York City. Some people go their entire lives without finding true love. Marian...
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Jack Raymond Boyd, MD

March 13, 1935 - October 7, 2017

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

October 19, 1950 - October 7, 2017

Dr. Charles Albert Elizondo (aka Dr. Rock and Roll) entered the world on October 19, 1950 born to Rudolph and Ella Elizondo. He went to be with Our Lord on Saturday, October 7, 2017 after suffering a sudden cardiac event. Charlie was a native of San Antonio and was an alumni of St. Paul's Catholic School, Antonian College Preparatory, St. Mary's University and UT Health Science School of...
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Marsha (Dedman) Schmerbeck

December 28, 1945 - October 7, 2017

Marsha Schmerbeck (Dedman), of Austin, formerly of Houston, TX and Fairfax, VA, passed away October 7 after a brief illness. Marsha was born on December 28, 1945 in Houston to Jayne and William Dedman. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Laurie Veade. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Richard; her son Mark of Austin; her son Brad and his partner Jennifer Potter...
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Richard Dale Filer

August 4, 1933 - October 6, 2017

After a long and valiant struggle against Parkinson's Disease, Richard Dale Filer, age 84, died on October 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Richard was born on August 4, 1933, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to Lloyd Filer and Alice Snow Filer. As a young man, Richard played the drums, sang in the choir and participated in school athletics. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Technology from the...
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Patrick C. Ryan

December 7, 1942 - October 6, 2017

Patrick C. Ryan passed away on October 6, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old. Pat was often described as a man who was "larger than life." His smile, laugh, generosity and positive outlook on life touched and impacted so many people. Born in Harmon, Illinois, Pat was the fourth of twelve children who all lived and worked on the family farm. He is known for the tremendously...
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Ross Lee Allee, Jr.

October 10, 1929 - October 6, 2017

Ross Lee Allee, Jr., 87, died in Austin, Texas on October 6, 2017. A service was held in Austin on October 12, 2017 at The Pavilion at Great Hills. Ross was born on October 10, 1929, in Crockett, Texas to Ross Lee Allee and Inez Bandy Allee. Ross lived in Crockett until he attended Baylor University, from which he graduated in 1951 with a bachelor's degree in Accounting. After graduation, he...
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Connie Moore

December 31, 1925 - October 5, 2017

Cornelia "Connie" Olson Moore passed away on October 5, 2017, in Austin, Texas. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 31, 1925 to John N. Olson and Hattie Roberg Olson. She was raised in Galveston, Texas and attended Ball High School. Connie went to the University of Texas at Austin and completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She returned to Galveston where she worked as a...
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Susan Ann Hosto Helka

July 15, 1951 - October 5, 2017

Susan Ann Hosto Helka of Leander Texas passed away on October 5th at the young age of 66. Susan was born in Newport Arkansas to Doris and Ralph Hosto, on July 15th 1951. Susan was the oldest of 3 daughters. Susan left Arkansas after graduating high school and married Ernest Ewald Jr. of Lockhart Texas. They had 3 children and that began an amazing journey of love. Susan loved and spoiled...
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Mildred Victoria (Acker) Young

March 9, 1924 - October 4, 2017

Mildred Victoria (Acker) Young died peacefully on the morning of October 4, 2017. She had been battling chronic medical conditions for many years. However she was quick with a smile to whoever came to visit her, particularly her great-grandchildren. Mildred was born to Frederick and Mary Jean Acker on March 9, 1924 in a house in Quincy, Massachusetts, which had been recently built by her...
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Joanne Arlene Montgomery Smith

November 27, 1931 - October 4, 2017

After a decade long struggle, Joanne Arlene Montgomery Smith lost her battle with Alzheimer's Disease on October 4, 2017 at 6:00 in the evening. Born on November 27, 1931 to Walter and Esther Montgomery, Joanne was raised in the Washington D.C. area with two brothers, Bob and Charlie. She met James Warren Smith at a church picnic when she was just sixteen years old. Jim informed her during...
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Roger Ugene Beasley

December 28, 1946 - October 4, 2017

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

September 12, 1931 - October 4, 2017

John B. "Bunny" Andrews of Austin, Texas passed away on October 4, 2017 at the age of 86. Bunny grew up in Dallas, Texas where he attended Woodrow Wilson High School. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas and played quarterback for the Longhorns. After graduating, he worked in sporting goods for 50+ years traveling all over Texas. He remained involved in high school athletics...
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Adelfa Fuentes Guerra

October 3, 1923 - October 3, 2017

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

February 6, 1922 - October 3, 2017

Dortha Elmore was a woman whose life was full of love, laughter, family, and friends, and whose humble beginnings on a ranch in West Texas led to a full life of giving to others, passed away on October 3, 2017. We are so sad to lose our Dottie and at the same time so joyful to know she is made whole in Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. Dortha Merriman Elmore was born on February 6, 1922 in...
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Leslie Hartzheim

July 22, 1960 - October 1, 2017

Leslie Hartzheim, 57, passed away on October 1st, 2017 in Austin, Texas after a long battle with cancer. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 10am at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home located at 411 Ranch Rd 620 S, Lakeway, TX 78734. Leslie was born on July 22, 1960 in New London, Connecticut to Rosalie Higgins & Gerald Higgins. She married Glenn Hartzheim and they...
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Richard Martin Skinner

February 15, 1955 - October 1, 2017

Richard Martin Skinner was born on February 15th, 1955 in Houston, Texas. He passed away on October 1st, 2017 in Lakeway, Texas surrounded by his family and loved ones. Richard is survived by his two children, Candace and Peyton Skinner; his brothers and sisters, Bill Skinner Jr., Ann Brownlee, Nancy Jones, Shannon Bussell and Bob Skinner; his parents, Joan Allnoch and Bill Skinner Sr.; and...
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Blanche Edmondson

April 18, 1932 - October 1, 2017

Blanche Edmondson passed away at her home in Austin, Texas, on October 1, 2017. Blanche was born in Dallas, Texas, on April 18, 1932. She was 85. Blanche was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend. She was a strong and humble person who gave much of herself to her family and friends. We will miss her dearly. Blanche was the fourth child of Adolph and Blanche Scheffler. She was the...
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Juanita "Nan" Howard

June 2, 1926 - October 1, 2017

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

September 24, 1940 - September 28, 2017

John Townsend Kelley III, 77, lived in Austin for the last two decades of his life. After a courageous 25 year battle with emphysema and related illnesses he passed away peacefully on September 28 surrounded by his immediate family. John T. Kelley was born in Taylor, TX to John T. and Margaret Stone Kelley on September 24, 1940. When John was a toddler his father left to fight in the war...
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Richard Sunbury, CMSgt USAF

March 4, 1934 - September 28, 2017

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

August 21, 1968 - September 27, 2017

Mitchell Scott Stein, age 49, of Austin passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. He was born to Seymour and Arlene Stein on August 21, 1968 in Livingston, New Jersey. Mitchell was a self-employed Civil Engineer. He is survived by two brothers, Jon Stein of New Jersey and Edward Stein of New York.
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Timothy "Tim" Henderson Ritter

October 20, 1940 - September 26, 2017

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

June 10, 1923 - September 25, 2017

Henry M. Cline passed away peacefully on September 25, 2017 with his loving wife of 42 years by his side. Henry served his country with pride as a fighter pilot in World War II, flying dangerous missions in P38's and P51's. After his service to his country, he successfully built and managed three insurance companies. Upon retiring, he continued his love for flying with Linda by his side in...
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Casey Weed

January 21, 1970 - September 24, 2017

Casey Weed, 47, knight, actor, writer, soldier, clothier, shoe aficionado, blind archer and husband passed from this world on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. Casey came into this world, the only son of Mary Carrara Watson, a large baby and he stayed large – in every sense of the word – until he passed. His stature, his presence, his wit, his talent - oh his prodigious talent! - were large. The...
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Charlie Fischer

August 16, 1942 - September 24, 2017

Arthur Charles "Charlie" Fischer passed away in Austin, Texas on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 75. Charlie is predeceased by his parents, A. Charles "Bob" and Esther Fischer, and his wife, Penelope B. Fischer. Charlie is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Wendy L. Fischer; brothers David Fischer, Daniel Fischer and James Fischer; children Abby Zanarini (Jeff), Nancy...
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Thomas Larue Cloud

March 23, 1948 - September 23, 2017

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

March 19, 1924 - September 23, 2017

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

May 26, 1959 - September 22, 2017

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

May 18, 1927 - September 21, 2017

Barbara McAnally Winn (known as "Babs") died peacefully at age 90 on Thursday, September 21, 2017. She was born in 1927 in Fort Worth, Texas to Dr. Loyd McAnally and Martha Wall Texanna Cowley (known as "Diddie"). Babs moved to Austin in the late 1930s and graduated from Austin High School in 1944. During her first year at the University of Texas, she fell in love with Robert William Winn ("Windy...
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Harold E. Riley

July 23, 1928 - September 21, 2017

Harold E. Riley, 89, lived a life of faithfulness to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His earthly life ended on Thursday, September 21, 2017, but his legacy will live on in the many lives he touched. Born in Grandfield, Oklahoma on July 23, 1928, Harold was the second of three children born to Ruby S. Riley and Ray I. Riley. He graduated from Paschal High School in Ft Worth, Texas and...
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Lawrence Winfield Day

January 15, 1967 - September 20, 2017

The youngest of a family of four, Lawrence Winfield Day, at age 50, left us too soon on September 20, 2017. Born January 15, 1967 in Austin, Texas to Fred Winfield Day and Elizabeth McCelvey Day he was a welcome sight after three girls. A family friend declared "Geronimo!" when he saw his dark head of hair and complexion. With hazel eyes and an endearing smile, he favored his mother and Uncle Bob...
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Roberto Pacheco

October 9, 1923 - September 20, 2017

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

April 6, 1926 - September 20, 2017

Eda L. Montandon passed to her heavenly home on September 20, 2017 at the age of 91 years, 5 months. Mrs. Montandon is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Harry Montandon, her son Brian, her parents Harvey and Elizabeth (Goerlitz) Lisso, and two brothers Marvin and Lloyd Lisso. She is lovingly remembered by her nephew Kenny Mesker of Houston, nieces Marvis Hartman, of Lexington,...
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Frank M. Covert III, M.D.

December 3, 1921 - September 19, 2017

In his own words: I was born in my maternal grandmother's back bedroom at 405 W. 21st, Austin, Texas on December 3, 1921. As my native Austinite parents did, Frank M. Covert, Jr, and Elizabeth Cartledge Covert, I went to Pease School, Allen Junior High, and Austin High School, graduating in 1939, where I received a National Honor Society Medal and lettered in track, placing 3rd in low hurdles...
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Richard "Dick" J. Pusey

November 3, 1931 - September 19, 2017

Richard "Dick" J. Pusey of Cedar Park, TX passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Born on November 3, 1931 in Ginter, PA to the late Calvin Pusey and Martha Pusey. Dick graduated from Madera High School in 1949. He then served in the US Navy from 1950 until 1954 on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, which was a source of great pride. After his service, he attended...
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Betsy Forster Ratcliffe

September 18, 2017

Betsy Forster Ratcliffe entered into eternal rest on September 18, 2017. She was born in Pocahontas, VA, the daughter of Ida Castagnoli Forster and William Grieve Forster. Her formative years were spent in the coal fields of southwestern Virginia. As a young girl, she excelled in dance and academics, becoming salutatorian of her high school class. From high school she went on to attend two years...
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Gilbert Gonzales

October 19, 1931 - September 18, 2017

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

March 26, 1985 - September 18, 2017

James Harleston Crites was born in Austin, Texas on March 26, 1985. He grew up in Austin and attended McCallum High School. At the time of his death he resided in Kyle, Texas. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and he died while doing what he loved best, riding his bike. James had a good heart and he was a good man. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, father and friend. He was...
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Linda Rae Johnson

October 6, 1942 - September 18, 2017

Linda Rae Johnson, 74, born October 6, 1942 in Murray, UT, passed away peacefully in her sleep at hospice from complications with cancer on September 18, 2017 in San Antonio, TX, surrounded by her children and those who loved her. Linda graduated from the LDS Business College and had a lifelong career in office management, customer service, and bookkeeping. She is survived by her three...
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Henrietta "Yetta" Japko

September 27, 1923 - September 17, 2017

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

May 7, 1937 - September 16, 2017

Mary Tutwiler Gilpin died on September 16, 2017 at age 80 due to pulmonary complications. A native Texan, she was born to John and Inez Tutwiler in Houston on May 7, 1937. She leaves three children, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. Her life was spent in three very different parts of the country, each strongly influencing her way of...
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Jimmy Terrell

June 5, 1962 - September 13, 2017

Jimmy C. "Jim" Terrell, 55, passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on September 13, 2017 after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. Jim was born in Alice, Texas on June 5, 1962 to the late George C. Terrell, Sr. and Dessie Boles Terrell. He was the youngest of 13 children. Jim graduated from Alice High School and attended Del Mar College. While in Alice, Jim was employed by Flournoy...
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Ottilie "Tilly" Julia Prochaska

August 15, 2017 - September 12, 2017

Our precious daughter, Tilly, passed away peacefully in our arms, surrounded by our everlasting love. There was not enough time with our Tilly but we will remember her strength, her feistiness, her ability to firmly tell us what she liked and did not like, how she loved grabbing ahold of her dad's fingers, being calmed by listening to her big brother, and how much she loved to cuddle close to her...
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Dolores Richie Salas

May 26, 1929 - September 12, 2017

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

August 19, 1928 - September 11, 2017

Joseph (Joe) Manley Wilkinson, age 89, passed away peacefully at his Austin home on September 11, 2017, surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his mother, Willie Mae Dowdy, his father J. M. Wilkinson, Sr., and his sister, Lucky Becker. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Dottie. He is also survived by his son, Joseph S. Wilkinson and wife, Gretta, and two grandchildren,...
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Margarita Perez de Mendez

December 16, 1954 - September 10, 2017

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

May 16, 1963 - September 9, 2017

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

November 23, 1924 - September 9, 2017

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

February 24, 1945 - September 9, 2017

Sandra Jean "Sandi" Thompson, 72, of Austin, Texas went to be with the Lord Saturday, September 9, 2017 surrounded by her children. Sandi was born February 24, 1945 in Asheville, North Carolina. Sandi grew up in Asheville as a friendly, outspoken youth who touched the lives of everyone she met. As a youth, Sandi was the lead performer in her Senior play, an avid water-skier and a member of...
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Violet Vivian Johnson Gardner

February 4, 1929 - September 9, 2017

Psalm 124:7-8 reads, "We have escaped like a bird from the fowler's snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord…" Violet Vivian Johnson Gardner escaped the fowler's snare of this life and her struggle with Alzheimer's on September 9, 2017. Born on Mrs. Sandstrom's farm in Bastrop County on February 4, 1929 to Edgar and Bertha Skoglund Johnson,...
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Joyce E. Booth

May 9, 1933 - September 7, 2017

In Loving memory of Joyce E. Booth, who departed from us on September 7, 2017. Mom is now face to face with the Lord and her loved ones. She was 84 years old, and had a full life. She adored her family and friends. Back in the days she loved to dance and loved family gatherings. She was a retired travel agent and traveled the world. We will never forget you mom and will see you again soon!
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Dan William Dodson, Jr.,

May 2, 1946 - September 5, 2017

Dan W. Dodson, Jr., 71, of Austin died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in his home. He was born in New York City on May 2, 1946, son of the late Dan W. Dodson, Sr. of Mt. Vernon, Texas, and the late Evelyn Foreman Dodson, of Dallas, Texas. Dan was educated at the Fieldston School in New York, and earned a BA in Political Science at Grinnell College in Iowa. He served in the US Army in the late...
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Norton L. Armour

November 12, 1929 - September 5, 2017

Norton L. Armour, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend died at home September 5th in the loving presence of Marilyn, his wife of over 40 years. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Sarah and Saul Armour on Nov. 12, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jerrold Armour, sister, Anita Silverstein, and niece, Ellen Wallace. He is...
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Joshua Eli Barta

June 17, 1979 - September 3, 2017

Joshua Eli Barta, 38, died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at home in Austin, TX after battling cancer for five months. He is survived by his wife, Victoria Ross, his parents, Jim and Sharon Barta, his brother, Silas Barta, and his fur babies, Simon and Mozzie. Josh was a kind and gentle soul who loved animals. He spent most of his first date with his wife playing with her dogs and most of the rest...
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Laverne Emma Eddington

November 17, 1922 - September 2, 2017

Laverne Emma Eddington passed away in Austin, Texas, on September 2, 2017, at the age of 94, surrounded by her children Carlos, Tina, Pamela, and in spirit, her oldest son Francisco. In addition to her children, she is survived by her ex-husband Xavier, son-in-law Richard, daughter-in-law Karen, seven grand-children–Cristobal, Christina, Tristan, Adrian, Rebecca, Mary and Emily–and three...
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Arch Hatchett, Jr.

June 26, 1940 - September 2, 2017

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

July 27, 1922 - September 2, 2017

C.R. "Bo" Browning, born July 27, 1922, passed away after a brief illness on September 2, 2017. Bo was born and raised in Hutto, Texas, and lived his adult life in Austin. Bo was proud to serve during WWII as a pharmacy mate in the Navy Armed Guard in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. After the war, he married his wife Evelyn and raised two sons, Clint and Mark, in Travis Heights. Bo...
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Marty Hansen

February 8, 1948 - September 1, 2017

Martin 'Marty' Landin Hansen, 69, of Austin, Texas was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 1, 2017. He was born to the late Finn and Rags Hansen of Glen Cove Long Island, New York on February 8, 1948. He was preceded in death by his parents. Marty is survived by his sister; Vidi Garner of Woodbridge, VA and her children, Ed, Vicki and Drew, their spouses, and families;...
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Jorge Duron Guerra

June 26, 1932 - August 31, 2017

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

January 14, 1939 - August 27, 2017

Veniece Sidor Stewart passed away on August 27, 2017 at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia, after an extended illness. She formed the loving center of an extended family and was a devoted and loyal friend to many. Veniece spread her joy and happiness to all who knew her in life, and her kindness, thoughtfulness and great sense of humor will be greatly missed by her many...
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Carolyn Bice Kelton

February 15, 1934 - August 27, 2017

Carolyn Bice Kelton Carolyn was born on February 15, 1934 and passed away in her home on August 27, 2017. She was 83 years old. She was born in Beaumont, Texas and was the only daughter out of four children to John and Beatrice Bice. After graduating from Stephen F. Austin with a degree in Education she moved to Iowa where she taught at a school for hearing impaired children. After moving...
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Esther Cárdenas de Diaz de León

September 20, 1916 - August 27, 2017

Our Beloved mother, Esther Cardenas de Diaz de Leon, was called by our Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 27, 2017. She was born September 20, 1916 in Aguascalientes, Mexico and was a resident of Austin, Texas since 1953. Esther was the second of three children of Felipe Cardenas and Calixta Soto de Cardenas. She earned a teaching degree and worked as a Primary School educator before dedicating...
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Rochelle Krill "Shelly" Satterfield

December 22, 1938 - August 26, 2017

Rochelle "Shelly" Krill Satterfield, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on August 26, 2017 at the age of 78. Shelly was a psychologist in Austin for many years and recently relocated to Colorado with her husband, Doug Clark. She will be missed by her husband, Doug; her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff Smirin and Mindy Fagin; grandchildren, Ilana & Adina Smirin; nephew, Greg Krill;...
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Sonia Galewsky

July 15, 1931 - August 25, 2017

Sonia Galewsky, 86, long time Beaumont resident, passed away in Austin on 25 August 2017 due to complications from a stroke. Sonia was born on July 15, 1931 in Houston Texas to I.K. and Frieda Frenkel. She received a BA and MFA in Fine Arts (Pottery) from Lamar University. She married Harry Galewsky Jr. in 1953. Harry Galewsky passed away in Beaumont in 2015, and Sonia moved to Austin...
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Marvin Eugene Rosenbusch

September 19, 1935 - August 24, 2017

Marvin Eugene Rosenbusch, fondly referred to as "Joe" by close family members, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday night, August 24, 2017, at his place of residence. He met Jesus Christ with a smile on his face and a sparkle in his eyes. He was 81 years old. Marvin was born on September 19, 1935, in Mudd, Travis Co., Texas, across the Colorado River from the current day Pace...
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Dennis Evan Welch

July 8, 1936 - August 24, 2017

Dennis Evan Welch, 81, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Des Moines, Iowa to Lucille and Harold Welch, Dennis became a Texan in his youth and remained one for life. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UT Austin, working his way through by driving a bread truck. He received his medical degree from the UT Medical Branch at Galveston in 1962, and...
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Alan Russell Terry

April 21, 1959 - August 24, 2017

Alan Russell Terry passed away suddenly at his home in Leander on August 24, 2017. Alan was born on April 21, 1959 in San Angelo, Texas. He was the youngest son of Ray Terry and Alene Edwards. Alan attended high school at Sam Houston in Houston, Texas. He then went on to serve proudly as a Sergeant in the United States Army. Alan married Cathy Walker on July 1, 1989. They spent 28 years...
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Judge B. Bernard, Jr.

November 2, 1946 - August 22, 2017

Judge B. Bernard, Jr., Pastor/Teacher, 70, of Austin, Texas went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, August 22, 2017, in his home, surrounded by his loving family after a brave battle with acute leukemia. Judge was born November 2, 1946 in Dallas, Texas to Orellia and Judge B. Bernard, Sr. Following the tragic loss of his parents, Judge and his six siblings grew up in various foster homes...
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Gordon Lee Thorn, Jr.

October 22, 1942 - August 22, 2017

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

July 2, 1934 - August 22, 2017

With great sadness, the family of Alice Jean Yancey announces the death of their dearly loved wife and mother. Alice was born July 2, 1934 and passed away on August 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Alice was born and lived her entire life in Austin. She died of natural causes after a prolonged and valiant battle with Alzheimer's disease. Her loving husband was with her at the time of her passing. Alice...
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Andrew Oliver Karasz

August 5, 1970 - August 21, 2017

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

May 10, 1932 - August 21, 2017

James Clifton Armstrong was born May 10, 1932 in Fort Worth, Texas, the only child of Elizabeth Means Armstrong and O.C. (Army) Armstrong. His mother hailed from Andrews County, Texas, his father from Johnson County, Texas. He graduated from Texas Christian University, where he met Jane Bradford—they were married in Midland, Texas on September 21, 1954. James served stateside in the Army...
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Gilbert H. Ruiz

February 4, 1927 - August 21, 2017

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

May 8, 1941 - August 19, 2017

Moe Freid, 76, died August 19th, 2017 in Austin, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. He was born, May 8th, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a 1959 graduate of Far Rockaway High school in Far Rockaway, New York. Moe was the son of the late Belle and Jack Freid. He was predeceased by his brother Richard Freid and his sister Judy Stearns. Moe is survived by his wife and best friend Renate...
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David Thomas Phillips

February 5, 1948 - August 19, 2017

David Thomas Phillips, 69 years of age of Spicewood, Texas, passed away on August 19, 2017 at Seton Main hospital in Austin, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer. David was born in Royal Oak, Michigan on February 5, 1948 to Stanley Chester Phillips and Ester C. Phillips. He attended the University of Michigan and remained a loyal fan throughout his life. David was married to...
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Eileen Lucille Young

August 19, 1927 - August 19, 2017

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

January 18, 1936 - August 18, 2017

Frank P. Perliski, 81, of Austin, Texas, retired President of Taylor Publishing Co. in Dallas, Texas, died Friday, August 18, 2017, at St. David's Medical Center, Austin, of complications following a long, brave battle with heart failure. Frank was born January 18, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan, to Genevieve and Francis Perliski. With his Father having tragically passed away before Frank's first...
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Anthony George Laos

October 1, 1941 - August 17, 2017

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

January 31, 1936 - August 17, 2017

Willie Ree Johnson, 81, went to be with the Lord on August 17, 2017. She was born January 31, 1936 in Caldwell County, Texas to Alta Mae Farr and Lenoy Spencer and went to school and grew up in Lockhart, Texas. Willie is preceded in death by her parents Alta Mae Farr and Lenoy Spencer; sisters Doris Dominique, Virginia Nell Spencer and Edna Miles; brothers Lenoy, Jr., Isaac, L.S., Erline...
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Rubye Merle Lynch

February 9, 1931 - August 16, 2017

Rubye Merle Lynch, 86, passed away peacefully, with family by her side on August 16th, 2017. During her later years and throughout her lengthy illness, she was lovingly cared for by family. Merle was born on February 9th, 1931 in Monticello, Mississippi. She was one of six children, born to Columbus Alton Hillman and Ella Lamar Maxwell. Hardworking and devoted to her family, she grew up...
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Rodger Patrick Noack, Jr

March 29, 1961 - August 16, 2017

Born March 29th 1961 in Austin, Texas, Rodger passed away peacefully, in his sleep at his home in Austin on Wednesday, August 16th 2017. A graduate of Westlake High School in Austin and The University of Texas at Austin, Rodger was a fifth generation Austinite. He loved the mountains, the Texas gulf coast, but above all, he loved his children, Patrick and Elizabeth. Rodger never met a...
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Jeanne Michelle Chappuis Nolen

July 14, 1923 - August 16, 2017

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

September 18, 1946 - August 14, 2017

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

October 27, 1926 - August 13, 2017

Yvonne "Pucci" Allen was born on October 27, 1926 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to Ray Collins White and Renee Calame White. She grew up in Dallas, Texas where she graduated from Highland Park High School. She attended Southern Methodist University where she met the love of her life, Bill Gordon Allen. They married on June 1, 1948 and celebrated sixty-seven years of marriage. They moved to Wichita,...
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Donald Irvin Good

December 1, 1942 - August 13, 2017

Donald Irvin Good was born to Jane Mercedes Huguenin Good and Charles Irvin Good on December 1, 1942 in Newton, Kansas and died in August of 2017. His life journey carried him from a beginning on a family farmstead through a career of groundbreaking contribution to a field unknown when he was born, computer science, to a pursuit of history and genealogy. Bringing the same unrelenting search for...
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Neil David McElroy

August 8, 1984 - August 13, 2017

Neil David McElroy passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was 33 years old. Neil was born in Conroe, Texas, and grew up in Houston, Van Vleck, and Austin. He graduated from Anderson High School in Austin in 2002 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps the following year. After basic training in San Diego and Camp Pendleton he was assigned to a Light Armored Reconnaissance...
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Richard Alan Hunt

February 4, 1959 - August 13, 2017

Richard Alan Hunt was born on a Royal Air Force Base in Northern Ireland on February 4th 1959 to Betty and Jack Hunt of Devon, England. Following in his father's footsteps, Richard joined the Royal Air Force at age 16 and completed his apprenticeship with the 126 App Tech Entry in Cosford, England. Upon leaving the Royal Air Force, he began his career as an electronics engineer and worked in...
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Katie Nesbitt

May 1, 1936 - August 11, 2017

Katie Zitzman Nesbitt died Friday, August 11, 2017, in her home of more than 45 years after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. The only daughter of Pat Ferris-Mills and Brigadier General Kenneth Frederick Zitzman, Katie was born in Manila, The Philippines on May 1, 1936. While she only lived there a few years, Katie always felt her faith got its strong foundation in a monastery where...
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B.J. Joe Seale

May 22, 1928 - August 11, 2017

B.J. (Joe) Seale May 22, 1928 – August 11, 2017 Was born and raised on a farm/ranch three miles NE of Kerens (Navarro County), Texas. He was graduated from Kerens High School in May, 1945; the same high school from which both his parents were graduated in 1926. He was a ninth generation Texan. His parents were Homer Lewis and Grace (Cooper) Seale. In June, 1945 he entered Texas...
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