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Josie Ellen Champion

November 30, 1930 - December 13, 2017

Dr. Josie Ellen Champion passed from the arms of her loving family to her Savior's arms on Dec. 13, 2017. Services will be Dec. 26, 1PM, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar. Josie was born on Nov. 30, 1930, in Austin. In the 1970's she built a home on Bull Creek on family land and moved there with her mother. Josie was the choir director at Travis HS and was a state judge for UIL...
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Henry Whitefield Klipple

January 7, 1939 - December 13, 2017

Henry Whitefield Klipple age 78 of Kyle, Texas passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He was born on Saturday, January 7, 1939, the sixth child of John and Georgie Blanche Klipple in Corpus Christi, Texas. Henry married the love of his life, Nina Bennett St. John on Valentine's Day in 1971 at Koenig Lane Baptist Church. Henry was an Artist, drew coloring books and the proceeds of the...
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Carter Belle Clopton

July 18, 1916 - December 13, 2017

Carter Belle Munt Williams Clopton died on the morning of December 13, 2017 at Brookdale Spicewood Springs Senior Living Center at the age of 101. Carter was born on July 18, 1916 in Petersburg, Virginia to Irving Christian and Lula Claborn Munt. With her larger-than-life personality and strong character, Carter became one of the first women to work in an Executive Director role at the Texas...
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Eddie Dee Redmon, (USAF Ret.)

September 5, 1941 - December 12, 2017

After a lifetime of meritorious service to his family, country and mankind, Major Eddie Dee Redmon (USAF Ret.) was welcomed into the arms of our Savior on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Being one of three sons born to the union of Henry and Katherine Redmon, Eddie arrived on September 5, 1941 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Lewis Redmon. At a young age, he...
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Rosa Lee Naylor

September 7, 1941 - December 12, 2017

Rosa Lee Naylor age 76 of Austin, passed away on December 12, 2017. She is survived by 3 children; 9 grandchildren; 10 grandpets; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters. Visitation 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Weed-Corley-fish Funeral Home 2620 South Congress with Funeral Service to begin at 2:00 pm.
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Maureen Jessica Gerke

August 25, 1938 - December 12, 2017

Maureen Jessica Gerke, age 79, of Austin, Texas, died on December 12th, 2017, surrounded by her family at home. She was born on August 25th, 1938, in London, England. Maureen was an entrepreneur and owned many businesses in her lifetime, including, her beauty salon, My Fair Lady, Stars and Stripes Daycare, and her Real Estate business with Keller Williams. Maureen received her Real Estate License...
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Dory Paul Levy

July 5, 1952 - December 12, 2017

Dory Levy, age 65, loving husband, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on December 12th after a 27 year fight against AIDS. His surviving family consists of his beloved husband of 14 years, Anthony (Tony) Kulikowski, his siblings Lory & Pat White and Morgan & Alexandra Levy, and his niece and nephews Rebekah White Palaian, David White, True and Austin Levy. Dory loved deeply and created a...
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Seth Donavan Thornton

April 9, 1969 - December 11, 2017

Seth Donavan Thornton, 48, of Austin passed away on December 11, 2017. He was born in Austin on April 9, 1969 to Gary Jack and Mary Germaine "Gerry" Thornton. Gerry preceded him in death. Seth attended Westlake High School and the University of Texas where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree. He was an avid Longhorn fan and a proud Texas Ex. He met his wife, Beth, while they were...
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Barbara Ann Cummins Cave

May 26, 1927 - December 11, 2017

Our beloved mother, Barbara Ann Cummins Cave, passed from this earthly life to life eternal Monday evening, December 11. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winston Larue Cave, and their daughter, Carol Diane Cave, the youngest of her four children. She was also preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law, Norene and Bill Nance, and by her brother, Rev. Al Cummins. The...
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Walter Leroy Harris

August 3, 1934 - December 10, 2017

Walter Leroy Harris, 83, passed away December 10, 2017. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Leroy graduated from Roy Miller High School in 1952, attended Del Mar College in Corpus and graduated from Texas A&I University in Kingsville with a degree in business. He served two years in the United States Army and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany working with an intelligence unit. He loved...
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Gary Dean Brookshire

December 20, 1951 - December 9, 2017

Gary Dean Brookshire, age 65, passed away peacefully at his home in Spicewood on Saturday, December 9, 2017. He was born on December 20, 1951 in Fort Worth, Texas to Emmitt George and Norma Marie (Bell) Brookshire. Gary grew up in Houston, Texas where he attended Waltrip High School. Gary graduated with a degree in Biblical studies from the Institute of Christian Studies in Austin, Texas. ...
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Barbara Muller

April 9, 1923 - December 9, 2017

Barbara Raney Muller passed away peacefully on December 9, 2017 at the Arbour Health Center at Westminster in Austin, Texas. She is survived by her daughter Carol Sue Muller of New York City, her son John Michael (Jack) Muller and his wife Michele Muller of Mansfield, Texas, and Jack and Michele's daughters Jocelyn and Claire Muller. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Fred...
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Anna Rositas Castro

July 13, 1950 - December 8, 2017

Anna Rositas Castro was called by our Heavenly Father on Friday, December 8, 2017. Anna was preceded in death by her father, Juan Rositas; and her brother, Johnny Rositas. Born on July 13, 1950 to Juan and Romana Rositas, Anna was always very caring and compassionate and full of love for everyone. She always had a smile on her face and it was rare that you saw her mad or upset. She was always...
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Anna Tutt Sneed, Rancher

March 22, 1925 - December 8, 2017

Anna Tutt Sneed was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1925, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Tutt. Anna's father was there to establish cotton trade between the U.S. and Argentina. Anna was raised in Dallas, Texas, the eldest of four girls. She graduated from Highland Park High School and studied journalism at the University of Texas. She, her three sisters, and numerous cousins were...
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Elizabeth Ruiz Garcia

July 2, 1924 - December 8, 2017

Elizabeth Ruiz Garcia was called by our Heavenly Father on Friday, December 8, 2017 after a two-year struggle with cancer. Elizabeth was surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Willie C. Garcia; her siblings, Johnny Ruiz, Manuel Ruiz, Sister Guadalupe Ruiz SSCJ and Jesse Ruiz. Elizabeth was a woman of strong faith and a longtime member of St....
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Lucy Sneed Duncan

January 17, 1929 - December 8, 2017

Our beloved mother, Lucy Carolyn Sneed Duncan, passed away December 8, 2017, after a long and fiercely-fought battle with cancer and the aftermath of a stroke. She was born in Austin on January 17, 1929, to Carroll McElroy and Ruth Moreland Sneed. She had a fatal birth defect and underwent risky and rare surgery when she was only a day old. She's been a fighter ever since. Lucy graduated...
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Sandy Jeffcoat

September 11, 1946 - December 7, 2017

Gayle Sandra Burchfield Jeffcoat, known to most as "Sandy," age 71 years old, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 after a long-fought battle of complicated health issues. Sandy is survived by her three pride and joys – her son, Cory Wade Jeffcoat, of Edinburg; her daughter, Holly Brooke Deshields, and her grandson, Hunt William Deshields, both of Austin. She is preceded in death by...
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Jeannette Smith

October 4, 1920 - December 6, 2017

Jeannette Harriet Devorak Smith passed away on December 6, 2017. Jeanette was born October 4, 1920 in Canby, Minnesota, to Joseph and Hilda Devorak. She lived in Fergus Falls and St. Paul, Minnesota, where she began her nursing career at Anchor Hospital in 1943. After moving to the Bay area of California, she joined the US Navy as a nurse in 1944. She transferred to the Naval station at China...
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Charles "Chuck" H. Scott

March 30, 1946 - December 5, 2017

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Howard Scott passed away on December 5, 2017 in Austin, TX at the age of 71. Chuck was born on March 30, 1946 in Brownwood, Texas to Conner and Irene Scott. He attended the University of Texas where he was a proud member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Chuck was actively involved in the Austin real estate community. He was a passionate member of the Independence Title...
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Jimmy "Jim" Doherty

February 21, 1935 - December 5, 2017

Jimmy "Jim" Doherty was born February 21, 1935 in Buda Texas. Jimmy was the second of three children born to Ennis and Corrine Doherty. As a child he loved the outdoors, and was always proud of his rural upbringing. He attended Buda High school where he was involved in athletics, mischief, and fun with his family and friends. At the age of 16, he met Dorothy "Dot" Caruthers who would become...
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Kate Tanguis

May 7, 1967 - December 5, 2017

Catherine Lynn (Kate) Tanguis passed away December 5, 2017 after fighting a long but courageous battle with colon cancer. Kate was born in Ruston, Louisiana May 7, 1967. She attended St. Frederick High School in Monroe, and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Following her graduation, she moved to Austin where she lived for over 28 years. Kate dedicated her life to...
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Ronald "Ron" Shaw Meyer

February 17, 1941 - December 5, 2017

MEYER, Ronald Shaw (COACH RON MEYER) Coach Ron Meyer, age 76, passed away suddenly on December 5, 2017. Services will be at Tarrytown United Methodist, Austin, Texas at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Reception following immediately at Fellowship Hall. Ron joined his Heavenly Father on Tuesday while playing his beloved game of golf, experiencing a fatal aortic aneurism. He leaves...
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Joan Michele Wabschall

February 9, 1956 - December 4, 2017

Joan Michele Wabschall, age 61, died peacefully on December 4, 2017 after battling the return of cancer so valiantly. Joan dedicated her life to helping children as a pediatric nurse and in promoting early literacy. She received numerous awards and recognition for her leadership and accomplishments in healthcare. Joan was very compassionate for disadvantaged and sick children. She...
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Robert C. (Bob) Goodwin

September 9, 1934 - December 4, 2017

Robert C. (Bob) Goodwin died peacefully on December 4, 2017 in Lakeway, Texas at the age of 83. Bob is survived by his wife, Linda, and his children Charles (wife Triss) and Susan Oshana (husband Rob). He is also survived by his grandsons Sam Oshana, Noah Oshana, and Bradley Goodwin. He is also survived by his brothers Bill Goodwin of Plano and John Goodwin of Amarillo. Bob was born on...
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Clifford Lawrence Barr

December 25, 1923 - December 3, 2017

Cliff was not only a member of the Greatest Generation but was also one of the greatest of all men to those of us who knew and loved him. Cliff's accomplishments are impressive. To name a few he served in the Army Air Corps in China during WWII, completing 23 combat missions in the B-25 Mitchell Bomber, becoming an officer and was awarded two Air Medals and a Purple Heart. Shortly after...
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Paul C. Andersen, USAF (Retired)

October 26, 1917 - December 3, 2017

Lt. Col. Paul C. Andersen, USAF (Ret.), a resident of Austin for 47 years, passed away on December 3rd at the age of 100. Paul was born in Redfield, South Dakota in 1917, one of six children born to August and Hedvig (Kollewe) Andersen. Both parents had emigrated separately from Copenhagen, Denmark and married in America. Young Paul excelled at sports, and in 1940 he enlisted in the Army Air...
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Daryl Allen Anderson

December 31, 1936 - December 3, 2017

Daryl Allen Anderson passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Daryl was born in Lorenzo, Texas on December 31, 1936 to parents Kelton Anderson and Vera Mack. He attended schools in both California and Sundown, Texas before graduating from Levelland High School in 1954. He was a natural entrepreneur and started Anderson Grain Corp and Anderson Feed Yards in 1955. The following...
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Jerry June Barnes Berger

March 22, 1924 - December 3, 2017

Jerry June Barnes Berger, 93, of Austin, TX, joined her heavenly family on Dec. 3, 2017, leaving behind her husband of almost 75 years, William E. (Bill) Berger, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Jerry was born in Waelder, TX, to William Edgar and Lexie Anna Barnes on March 22, 1924. She and her brother Bill enjoyed the additional love and attention of grandparents and...
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Hector Gonzales

February 13, 1952 - December 2, 2017

Hector Gonzales, age 65 of Austin passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He was born on Sunday, February 13, 1956 to Joe and Natividad Gonzales in Memphis, Texas. Obituary pending....... Visitation 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress with Recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm.
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James A. Knight, jr

November 26, 1923 - December 2, 2017

Lt. Gen. James A Knight, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home shortly after his 94th birthday. His wife, Ann, passed in 2016 after 70 years together. Jim had a storied AF career serving as a fighter pilot in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. His aircraft included the P-47, F-80, F-100, F-4. Career Highlights: Commander of Nellis AFB, Aide to the Sec.of the AF, Vice-Commander of Tactical Air Command,...
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Joe Angell

October 2, 1942 - December 2, 2017

Mr. Kerry Joe Angell, son of the late Thomas Harold Angell and Laura Eliza Angell was born on October 2, 1942 in Austin, Texas. He quietly departed this life on Saturday, December 2, 2017 surrounded by his family. Joe was a proud American. And at an early age, he joined the Marines. While serving his country, he had the opportunity to play baseball for the Marines. His position was that of...
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Joe M. Rivera

July 13, 1930 - December 2, 2017

Joe M. Rivera, age 87 of Austin, Texas passed away on December 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Rivera. Joe is survived by his daughters; Michelle Moheet, her husband Perwez, and Rosemarie Rivera-Ramirez and his sons; Rene Rivera, his wife Penny, Phillip Rivera, and Ralph Rivera, his wife Kimberly. Joe is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a...
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Carl Edward Giles

September 24, 1947 - December 1, 2017

Carl Edward Giles, loving son, brother and uncle, passed away on December 1, 2017. Attended by family members, he left us peacefully after a diagnosis of cancer. Born in Lewes, DE on September 24, 1947, and raised in Houston, TX, Carl graduated from Bellaire High School. In 1965, he moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. He attended UT during the heyday of Longhorn Football and...
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Marie "Dee Dee" Moreland

March 7, 1937 - November 29, 2017

E. Marie "Dee Dee" Payne Moreland graced this world when she was born on March 7, 1937 in Austin, Texas to Samuel Ellison Payne and Esse Marie Ashley Payne. A lifetime resident of Austin, Marie attended Rosedale Elementary, Baker Junior High and McCallum High School. Following her graduation from McCallum, she enrolled in the University of Texas where she earned her Bachelor's Degree and then...
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Barbara Roush Watson

November 13, 1936 - November 29, 2017

Retired Judge Barbara Watson died peacefully in the evening of November 29, after putting up a fierce, 18-month fight with liver cancer. Barb died in Austin, Texas, surrounded by loving family and friends, in the quietly awe-inspiring care of Hospice Austin. Barb's remarkable life was a mosaic of diverse relationships and experiences. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother—although...
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Charles E. Mueller

July 18, 1938 - November 28, 2017

Charles Ernest Mueller died on November 28, 2017 in Cedar Park, Texas after a 6 year battle with Alzheimer's. Charles was born on July 18, 1938 in Austin, Texas to Charles F. and Hattie Nehring Mueller. He was baptized at Dessau Lutheran Church on September 25, 1938. He attended all 12 years of school in Pflugerville. He graduated from Pflugerville High School in 1956 where he played...
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Nancy Black

September 6, 1952 - November 26, 2017

Nancy Lee Hollen Black was born in El Paso, Texas, on September 6, 1952, to Dr. Theodore Thomas Hollen, Jr. and "Cheta" Weatherford Hollen. The youngest of four children, she spent her earliest years on a cotton farm in Pecos, Texas. Later, while her father pursued his Ph.D. at the University of Texas, she attended Lamar Junior High and McCallum High School in Austin. She graduated from Alpine...
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W. Marvin Watson

June 6, 1924 - November 26, 2017

W. Marvin Watson, age 93, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away on November 27, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Marion, his daughter Kimberly Rathmann, two sons, Winston Lee Watson and William Marvin Watson III, a son-in-law, R. Craig Rathmann, a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Allen Watson, four grandchildren, Meredith Watson, Ashley Rowland, Austin Rathmann, and Winston Rathmann, and three great...
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Sue Harper Kone Drake

February 21, 1921 - November 26, 2017

Sue Harper Kone Drake died peacefully on November 26, 2017. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother of three, grandmother of six, great-grandmother of ten and a friend to many. She lived a life full of service to her family and community and will be greatly missed. Sue was born to Samuel Guy and Marilee Fisher Kone in Yuma, Arizona on February 21, 1921, the youngest of four girls. The family...
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Ernest Malcolm Jordan, Jr.

December 9, 1935 - November 25, 2017

Ernest Malcolm Jordan, Jr., age 81, passed away suddenly of natural causes on Nov. 25, 2017. A resident of Austin, Ernest was born December 9, 1935, in Brady, attended middle and high schools in Fredericksburg and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He married his wife Merle at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg on June 20, 1958. ...
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Rockney William Jones

July 5, 1946 - November 24, 2017

On November 24, 2017, Rockney William Jones lost his battle against a sudden and unexpected illness. He was 71. Rockney was born in Austin on July 5, 1946. His father was a WWII fighter pilot and career Air Force officer. Rockney's family lived in Ohio, New Mexico, Idaho and California in the United States, and overseas in the Philippines and Okinawa. Upon his father's retirement, Rockney...
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Edward R. Pearsall

May 20, 1954 - November 24, 2017

Professor Edward R. Pearsall, 63, of Austin, Texas, passed away on November 24, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, on May 20, 1954, to Dona (Smith) Pearsall and the late John Pearsall. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, professor Ludim R. Pedroza; mother Dona Pearsall of Brookville, PA; sister Sherry Warner of Grove City, PA; brothers...
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Suzanna Lee Carlson-Winchell

September 23, 1944 - November 24, 2017

To my beautiful wife; "I'm so grateful you chose me, my love. I'm so proud to have been your husband and blessed for the time we had together. I will always love you my darling." Suzanna was born in Houma, LA and moved to Austin, Texas when she was a teenager where she met her first husband, John Carlson. They were married for 35 years and had two daughters. Singing was her passion and she...
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Muktaben Gaglani

December 7, 1932 - November 24, 2017

Muktaben Gaglani, age 84, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was born December 7, 1932 in India to Vallabh and Vajiben Parekh Madhani. Services will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 26th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress, Austin.
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Robert Dominguez "Toro" Diaz

June 7, 1935 - November 23, 2017

Robert Dominguez "Toro" Diaz, 82, Greentown formerly of Texas, passed away Thursday, November 23 at 3:07 p.m. Born in McNeil, Texas on June 7, 1935 to Manuel and Petra (Dominguez) Diaz. Mr. Diaz had worked in radio broadcasting for many years as a broadcaster, music promoter and MC. He had worked for 13 years at WIOU as a radio broadcaster. Mr. Diaz had won #1 broadcaster for New and...
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Orlene Muenzler Patterson

September 11, 1920 - November 23, 2017

Orlene Evelyn Muenzler Patterson, 97, loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt, our "sunshine," passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day to join her late husband Pat for his birthday. She was born September 11, 1920 in the German community of Cost, Texas, where the first shot of the Texas Revolution was fired, to parents Anton Heinrich Muenzler of Industry, Austin...
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Delfina Olguin Lara

November 5, 1942 - November 23, 2017

Our beloved Delfina Olguin Lara, age 75, was called to our Heavenly Father on Thursday, November 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Frances and stepfather, Secundino A. Silva; father, Ben Olguin Sr.; and daughter, Sofie Zapata. Delfina is survived by her loving daughters, Lydia (Louie) Hernandez, Juanita (Jim) Zapata, Mary Frances (Dan) Miles and Deborah (Casey)...
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Jeanne Olle Shearer

January 14, 1927 - November 22, 2017

Jeanelle "Jeanne" Olle Shearer, age 90, passed from this world November 22, 2017. She was born to the late Ernest Henry Olle and Cora Bortz Olle in Taft, Texas on January 14, 1927. Jeanne grew up on a farm outside Taft with her late sister Dorothy Marie Sims who she dearly loved and cherished. She graduated from Taft High School when she was 16 and enrolled into The University of Texas and was a...
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Virginia K. Hajovsky

January 27, 1932 - November 22, 2017

Virginia K. Hajovsky, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered into eternal joy November 22, 2017. She was born in Trinity, Texas on January 27, 1932, to John and Lucy Killingsworth. Virginia married her true love, Joe J. Hajovsky Sr. on April 16, 1950, and they shared 26 years of happiness. Virginia was a homemaker and a retail merchant in Luling, Texas prior to moving to...
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Thomas L. Moreno, Jr.

December 27, 1935 - November 21, 2017

Thomas L. Moreno, Jr., age 81 of Austin passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Plano, Texas. He was born on Friday, December 27, 1935 to Thomas and Andrea Moreno Sr. in Austin, Texas Thomas is survived by his children, Rudy D. Moreno, Abraham D. Moreno, Rosario D. Ornelas and Judy D. Moreno; brother, Richard Moreno from Austin, Texas; sister, Theresa Ledesma. Visitation will be held...
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Rudy Lee Ingersoll

December 31, 1942 - November 21, 2017

Dr. Rudy Lee Ingersoll, 74, of Austin, Texas, died peacefully from a long battle with Parkinson's and Dementia on November 21, 2017. He was born in Brady, Texas December 31, 1942, but raised in San Antonio, Texas. Rudy attended Baylor University and then Baylor Medical where he graduated with honors. Rudy served as a Captain in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the...
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Richard James Todd

March 28, 1932 - November 21, 2017

Richard James Todd of Lakeway, age 85, went to be with the Lord November 21, 2017, following a heart attack. Richard was born in Petoskey, Michigan on March 28, 1932 to Raymond and Ruth Todd. He graduated from Michigan State University. Richard is survived by his wife Denese, son Craig and wife Sandra, daughter Pamela Bishop and husband Larry Bishop of Lakeway; sister in law Margo Todd of...
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Tom Spoonts

June 7, 1926 - November 21, 2017

Tommy L. (Tom) Spoonts was born in Megargel, TX on June 7, 1926, to Thomas L. Spoonts and Caroline Sutton Spoonts, who both preceded him in death. Tom passed away at his home in Liberty Hill, TX, on November 21, 2017, at the age of 91, after a brief illness. He had two sisters, who also preceded him in death, Bertha McSeverns and husband, Mac, and Louise Branch and husband, Joe. Tom is survived...
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Martha Harrison Davenport

September 11, 1918 - November 20, 2017

Martha Harrison Davenport was born Wednesday, September 11, 1918 in Beaumont, Texas to James William Parr and Martha Mahalie Parr. She passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. She is survived by three children, Martha Ben Harrison, Marvyn Harrison Manford, and James William Harrison; 9 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. "Mimi", as her family knew her, was a very special person. ...
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Mitzi Van Landuyt

April 14, 1932 - November 20, 2017

Grace Rose "Mitzi" Van Landuyt, 85, passed peacefully on November 20, 2017 in Lakeway, TX of natural causes. She was born on April 14, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI to Otto Henry Ullrich and Josephine Regina Ullrich (nee Kische). After graduating from Libertyville, IL High School, she attended Marquette University where she earned a degree in Business Administration. Mitzi married Raymond E. Van...
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Maureen Kay (Baer) Cerkan

July 26, 1942 - November 20, 2017

Maureen Kay (Baer) Cerkan, 75, passed away November 20, 2017 from a long battle with stomach cancer. Maureen was the kindest, and most patient and supportive mom, wife, sister, aunt, grandma, and friend. She leaves behind her son, John Cerkan; daughter, Donna (Cerkan) Galati; son-in-law, Neil Galati; grandsons, Alexander and Isaac Galati, and her husband of nearly 53 years, Fred Cerkan. She...
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Tommie Adams Purbaugh

February 18, 1942 - November 19, 2017

Tommie Adams Purbaugh was born in Coryell County, Texas on Feb 18, 1942 and left us too soon in Austin, Texas on Sunday, November 19, 2017, after serious surgery problems. She leaves behind husband Charles (Chuck), daughters, Kristen Galovic and husband Jeff Galovic; grandaughter, Madison and grandson, Mason; Alison Adamoli and husband Rand Adamoli; granddaugthers, Sarah and Lilly and grandson...
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Jesse Moreno Perales

February 5, 1935 - November 19, 2017

Jesse M. Perales, loving father and widower, entered heaven November 19, 2017. He was born in Luling, Texas on February 5, 1935 to Sarah Moreno Perales Sanchez and Domingo Perales, Sr. Jesse attended Marble Falls High School. Jesse married the love of his life, Phyllis Garza, on December 25, 1954. They were married for 62 years. His early work experience as a cabinet maker began at...
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Brian Andrew Weeks

October 19, 1996 - November 18, 2017

Brian Andrew Weeks Oct. 19, 1996 – Nov. 18, 2017 Austin, Texas Brian Andrew Weeks, age 21, of Austin, Texas, passed away on November 18, 2017 in San Marcos, Texas. Brian was born October 19, 1996, in Austin, Texas. He graduated early from Vandegrift High School and was in his junior year at Texas State University in San Marcos. He was a member of Riverbend Church. Brian is the beloved...
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Evelyn Elise Plumb Kidd

September 22, 1928 - November 18, 2017

Evelyn Elise Plumb Kidd, a fifth generation Austinite and seventh generation Texan. Mrs. Kidd was born September 22, 1928, at Brackenridge Hospital and passed away November 18 2017. She was a 1945 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School and received her BBA degree with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1949. Directly from college she was employed by Humble Oil &...
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Clara Duckworth Barrington

February 19, 1941 - November 18, 2017

In loving memory of Clara Duckworth Barrington, age 76 of Austin, Texas passed away on November 18, 2017. Clara is survived by her son, Steven Barrington, cousins Judy and Joe Richardson and family, the Kelly family, and many beloved friends. Visitation to be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Ave. ...
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William R. (Bill) Britton

January 23, 1945 - November 17, 2017

William R. (Bill) Britton died peacefully in Austin on November 17, 2017 at the age of 72 after a stoic battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was born on January 23, 1945 to Bill and Peggy Britton, and he spent most of his childhood in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Bel Air High School and The University of Texas at El Paso with a business degree. While at UTEP, he met Maureen Copeland and...
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Barbara Jane Walker

April 30, 1943 - November 16, 2017

Barbara Jane Walker, 74, entered into the arms of her lord and savior on November 16, 2017 in the presence of beloved family. After 27 years of devoted marriage to her late husband, Dr. Jack Walker, in Kemah, Texas, Barbara recently relocated to the hill country where she spent her last year close to family. She was an avid fan of sports, especially the Houston Astros. Witnessing their...
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William C. Butler, Jr.

November 11, 1935 - November 15, 2017

The life of Bill Butler Father: William C. Butler (Deceased) Mother: Mary Catherine McGivney (Deceased) Spouse: Juliette Butler Sister: Anne Neely Children: Kerry Scanlon (Step-Son), Austin Children: Cindy Lou Moss (Step-Daughter, Deceased) Children: Steve Ewing (Step-Son), Austin Children: Sonny (Del)...
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Eleanor Elizabeth Harris

June 12, 1931 - November 14, 2017

Eleanor Elizabeth Harris of Austin, Texas passed peacefully on November 14, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Austin on June 12, 1931 to August Watkins Harris and Loula Macgill Ujffy Harris, she was the youngest of four children. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She also studied at the Traphagen School of Fashion in New...
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Givanna Sarahi Cisneros

August 16, 1991 - November 14, 2017

Giovanna Sarahi Cisneros age 26 of Austin passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. She was born on Friday, August 16, 1991 to Jose R. Cisneros and Guadalupe Munguia in Mexico. Obituary pending............. Visitation Gathering will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Ave
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Gerald Harvey Jones

November 1, 1933 - November 13, 2017

Gerald Harvey Jones passed away on November 13, 2017 at the age of 84. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, and he deeply valued the many close and intimate relationships he enjoyed throughout his life. Gerald was fondly called "Jerry" by his family of origin; "Jonesie" by his wife, Patty Marie Jones (nee Bentley) to whom he was married for over 63 years; "Dad"...
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Joe Dominguez Diaz

March 23, 1932 - November 13, 2017

Joe Dominguez Diaz went to be with his Lord on November 13, 2017. He was born on March 23, 1932 in McNeil TX, the seventh of eleven siblings born to Manuel and Petra Diaz. Joe was married to Mary Flores Diaz for over 60 years and they lived in Austin, Texas where they raised their five children. He was 85 years old. Joe was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He...
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Rudy Guerra

December 26, 1947 - November 12, 2017

Rodolfo (Rudy) Guerra, age 69, joined our Father in heaven on Sunday, Nov.12, 2017. Rudy was born on Dec. 26, 1947 to Crecencio and Anita Guerra in Austin, Texas. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and completed two tours in the Vietnam War. Rudy is survived by a large, loving family who will deeply miss him. His wife, Dominga Guerra (70) of McKinney, Texas, two...
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Doris Lee Karotkin

March 12, 1923 - November 12, 2017

Doris Karotkin was born in Tyler, Texas on March 12, 1923 and died on November 12, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was predeceased by her husband Robert S. Karotkin, her parents, Retta and Leon Levinthal Sr., a brother Leon Levinthal, Jr., and parents-in-law, Dorothy and Al Karotkin. Doris was a member of Temple Beth Israel for over 75 years; and placed great value on volunteerism. She was an...
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Eliseo Flores Ortega

October 12, 1924 - November 11, 2017

Eliseo Flores Ortega, 93, a lifelong Austinite passed from this life on November 11, 2017. Eliseo was born October 12, 1924 in Austin to Ruben and Deborah Ortega. Eliseo was the youngest of six brothers and two sisters who all preceded him in death. Eliseo graduated from Austin High School in 1943 where he was an athlete and notably made All-State in baseball, served honorably in the Pacific...
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Laura Ann Hathaway

January 22, 1930 - November 11, 2017

Laura Ann Hathaway, of Austin, joined her heavenly father on Nov. 11, 2017, with her family at her side. She was 87. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, November 17, 2017 at First United Methodist Church of Austin, 1201 Lavaca St. Laura was beloved by family, friends and former students for her warmth, her smile, a delightful sense of humor and quick wit. She was strong and...
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Genevieve "Ginny" Davis Lehman

February 10, 1922 - November 9, 2017

Ginny Lehman (95 years young) passed away peacefully on November 9, 2017 ending a long, full, and very active life of family, friends, church, and social causes associated with animal rights. Born in Caliente, Nevada on Feb. 10, 1922, she was the third child of Eula and Cory Davis. Her family returned to their hometown of Nixon, Texas before Ginny's first birthday. After graduating from...
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Gwen Becker

August 6, 1923 - November 9, 2017

Gwendolyn Hope Rogers 94, was born on August 6, 1923 and made her transition on November 9, 2017. Gwen is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Lillie Mae Rogers and her husband Herman "Sonny" Becker. She is survived by her sister Nancy Gilliam of Kingsville, TX. She leaves behind three children, Donnie and his wife Debra, daughter Emily and husband Joe Prien and daughter Amy...
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William A. "Bill" Ashmore, Jr.

October 13, 1950 - November 9, 2017

Bill Ashmore of Austin, died unexpectedly on Nov. 9, 2017. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. A Celebration of his Life in Christ will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:00 am at Christ Lutheran Church, 300 E. Monroe St., Austin, TX with Pastor John Stennfeld officiating. Interment...
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Clara Jean "CJ" Sherrill

January 29, 1932 - November 9, 2017

Clara Jean "CJ" Sherrill was born in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 29, 1932. She grew up in a house that was located on what is now part of the University of Texas campus. She spent her childhood running around the college with her best friend Mickey, exploring different buildings and befriending the custodians. She could often be found catching a ride on the dust mops in the UT basketball gymnasium! ...
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Lawrence W. Rutt

April 20, 1931 - November 9, 2017

Lawrence W. Rutt, age 86, passed away on November 9, 2017. Lawrence was born on April 20, 1931 in Evansville, Indiana to Frank and Evelyn Rutt. Lawrence proudly served his country as a Medic in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of TSgt. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 53 years Carolina, his daughter Evelyn Bocanegra husband Ernest, son Lawrence William Rutt Jr. wife...
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Phyllis Young

October 20, 1925 - November 8, 2017

One of the Butler School of Music's most distinguished emeritus faculty members has passed away. Phyllis Young, Professor Emerita of Cello and String Pedagogy, who was the first holder of UT's Parker C. Fielder Regents Professorship in Music, died on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in Austin at the age of 92. She was born Phyllis Casselman on Oct. 20, 1925, to Velma Stewart and Philip James...
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Merlin Juhl

October 4, 1935 - November 8, 2017

Merlin Juhl, 82, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Mr. Juhl was born October 1935 in Harlan, Iowa to Walter and Violet Juhl, the first of three children. He grew up on a farm near Irwin, Iowa. He graduated from Irwin high school in 1954. In 1955, he enlisted in the Air Force and served domestically and overseas. While stationed at...
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Albert Lee Easterling

September 8, 1936 - November 7, 2017

On November 7, 2017, Albert Lee Easterling was called home to Heaven to join his mother and other loved ones. Al had many accomplishments in the business world, but what mattered most to him was his family and friends. Al loved and cared for his children very much and especially his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Through hard work, determination and an ever-optimistic attitude...
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David Robert Fink

November 16, 1970 - November 7, 2017

David Robert Fink, 46 years old, of Austin Texas, passed away November 7, 2017 from complications of cancer. David was born on November 16, 1970 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. David earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. David had a beautiful tenor voice and studied with a vocal instructor at The...
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Tessabelle C. "Tess" Hays

July 15, 1921 - November 7, 2017

Tessabelle C. "Tess" Hays, a 55-year resident of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 96. There will be no funeral service. Burial next to her husband in the family plot in Duncan, Oklahoma will follow later. Tess was born July 15, 1921 in Elgin, Kansas to Gladys Josephine Wilson and Verne Dewey Palmer. She attended schools in Kansas, Michigan and...
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Sara vonVoss

January 12, 1937 - November 6, 2017

In Memory of Sara von Voss Sara Fowler Boal vonVoss, 80, passed away in her own bed at home at 6PM, Monday, 6 November. Sara was born in Binghamton, NY. Her younger sister, Kathy Nearing still lives there. Their parents were Elizabeth and Calvin Boal. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill; her children Elizabeth Engel, Amela Mina who live in Lexington, KY and Christoph Fredick...
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Sigvard "Sig" Dahl

December 18, 1930 - November 6, 2017

Maj. Sigvard Dahl Jr., US Air Force (Retired) passed from this earth to be with the Lord and his loved ones on November 6, 2017. Known as Siggy to his friends, he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, born December 18, 1930 in Kalispell, MT. He was the son of Sigvard Dahl Sr. and Bessie Rosalie Watson and was the fourth of their five children. At 8 years old, his family moved to Seattle,...
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Charles Alton "Chuck" Thompson

February 5, 1921 - November 6, 2017

Our beloved dad, granddad, great granddad, uncle, brother, and friend to many, Charles A. "Chuck" Thompson passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on November 6, 2017. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and he positively touched and impacted the lives of many. He will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Chuck was born on February 5, 1921, in Detroit,...
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Mildred Sophie Parker

December 7, 1916 - November 6, 2017

Mildred Sophie Parker, born December 7, 1916, died November 5, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 100. Mildred was born in Pflugerville, Texas to Albert and Sophie Sakewitz Pfluger. She attended schools in Pflugerville and continued her education at Texas Lutheran College and Southwest Texas, now Texas State University in San Marcos, and graduated with a degree in education. Mildred taught...
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Fred Xavier Bautista

July 28, 1945 - November 5, 2017

Fred Xavier Bautista joined his loved ones in heaven on November 4, 2017. He was a beloved man who lived his life for others and made countless sacrifices for his friends and family. He spent his final years living with a heart filled with love and happiness, as he was consistently surrounded by his two beautiful grandchildren who loved him deeply and demonstrated it to him every day. He was an...
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Elisa DeLeon Gutierrez, Ph.D.

July 30, 1931 - November 5, 2017

Elisa DeLeon Gutierrez, 86, passed away at her home in Austin, Texas on November 5, 2017. Elisa was preceded in death by her husband, Emilio F. Gutierrez, parents Juventino DeLeon and Felipa S. DeLeon, granddaughter Camille N. Gutierrez, brothers Juventino DeLeon, Alfredo DeLeon, and Heriberto DeLeon. She is survived by her son Richard F. Gutierrez (wife Lisa) of Del Rio, daughter Laura...
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Robert (Bob) Lee Harris

March 31, 1928 - November 5, 2017

Robert (Bob) Lee Harris died on November 5, 2017 at the age of 89, following complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was born March 31, 1928 in Austin, Texas to William Fletcher Harris and Annie Katherine Carter. The eighth child of twelve, he had five sisters and six brothers. He is preceded in death by his parents, all of his siblings and their spouses. He attended Bangs High School. ...
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Thomas Mellott

October 17, 1964 - November 4, 2017

Thomas Mellott, amazing father, husband, grandfather, and friend, left this earth far too soon on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in an unfortunate hunting accident. Tom was born in Kingman, Arizona on October, 17, 1964 to Vernon and Elsie Mellott, but found his way to Alaska shortly after meeting the love of his life, Shelly, in 1989. Tom and his family lived in Alaska for 22 years, before...
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John "Jerry" Webster

May 27, 1931 - November 4, 2017

Lt. Col. John "Jerry" Webster, US Army (Retired), age 86, of Austin, Texas passed away at his home on November 4, 2017. He was a devoted husband to his wife Kathleen Koons Webster for 63 years. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 27, 1931, he was the son of the late Velcer Perry Webster and Irma Ruth (Coffman) Webster. Among many accomplishments, Jerry achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He...
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Bryan Taylor Stratton

April 25, 1943 - November 3, 2017

Bryan Taylor Stratton, 74, passed away at his Austin home on November 3, 2017. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to the late J. Bryan and Dorothy Stratton. He grew up in Baytown, Texas where he attended Robert E. Lee High School. Bryan was a varsity athlete in several sports including the 1961 State Champion baseball team . Upon graduation Bryan attended New Mexico Military Institute In...
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Maggie Burke Daugherty

January 7, 1987 - November 3, 2017

Maggie Burke Daugherty passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Friday, the 3rd of November 2017. She is a light in our lives that will never be diminished. Maggie will live forever, both in the loving arms of her Lord and in the memories of all who knew her. She was a treasure on this earth and will remain so in the hearts and minds of all who loved her. Maggie was...
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Ann Patterson Miller

February 11, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Ann Patterson Miller passed away on November 3, 2017 in Austin, TX. She was born in Childress, TX. She moved to Corpus Christi, TX with her husband H. J. (Pat) Patterson in 1948 where she resided most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband's H. J. (Pat) Patterson and William F. (Bill) Miller. She is survived by her daughters Laura (Richard) Vincent, Julie (Brad) Dearing,...
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Duane E. Crowley, Sr.

July 7, 1922 - November 2, 2017

Duane E. Crowley, (Sr.), age 95 of Austin passed away at home on November 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; two children and their spouses; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He served during WWII as a navigator bombardier in the Air Corp and during Korea as a navigator and a meteorologist in the Air Force. He achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel and was awarded...
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Claire Novak

November 23, 1917 - November 1, 2017

Clementine (Claire) Novak was born November 23, 1917 in Flushing, Queens, New York to Stanislaus and Helen (Cybulska) Kecmer. She attended St. Adalbert Elementary School in Elmhurst and Flushing High School. On September 27, 1936 she married George H. Novak at St. Adalbert Church. Together they lived their married life for 56 years in Flushing, North Branford CT, Chicago, and North Haven CT. They...
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John P. Huntsberger, Jr.

November 22, 1931 - November 1, 2017

Dr. John P. Huntsberger, Jr., age 85, passed away November 1, 2017, in Austin, Texas. He was born on November 22, 1931, in Los Angeles, California to John, Sr., and Dorothy Huntsberger. John was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He served his country during the Korean War, stationed at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, AK. He had brief dispatch to Kotzebue, AK, where he copied Chinese and...
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George William Ferrie

August 3, 1954 - October 31, 2017

George William Ferrie spent much of his life enjoying the natural beauty of the world and working to leave it a better place. He loved his family, friends, his work and his coworkers, his home state and just about all God's creatures. Though he had touched many lives in wonderful ways, he didn't realize just how much he meant to others. Despite a valiant battle, George died of causes related...
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Bernard Austin McCleary, Jr.

April 5, 1944 - October 31, 2017

Bernard Austin McCleary Jr., 73, husband of Shirley (Smart) McCleary of Leander, Texas and Verona Island, Maine, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Round Rock, Texas. Born April 5, 1944 in Bath, Maine, he was the son of the late Bernard Austin McCleary Sr. and Ruth Arlene McCleary. Bernard attended Winterport High School and Hampden Academy where he graduated in 1962. He joined the U...
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Wayne Danielson, Ph.D.

December 6, 1929 - October 31, 2017

Wayne Allen Danielson Ph.D. was born on December 6, 1929, in Burlington, Iowa. He was a surprise to his parents, Bessie and Arthur Leroy Danielson, who already had four children ages 21, 19, 9, and 7. As a child, he was not able to participate in athletics due to a bout of rheumatic fever. To compensate, he read all the books in the school library, which would lead to his interest in writing...
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