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At Weed-Corley-Fish, we’ve helped families honor their loved ones for over a hundred years. All of our conveniently-located chapels are peaceful, soothing places for your family and friends to gather for remembrance and recollection. And our dedication to your comfort, attention to detail, and honor for local traditions assure you of the most dignified and personalized services as you plan your tribute.


Our Obituaries

Richard Swearingen Gracy, Jr.

September 11, 1930 - March 23, 2019

Richard Swearingen Gracy, Jr., 88, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2019 at his home in Austin surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 11, 1930 in Austin, Texas to Richard S. and Helen Wiginton Gracy. He grew up on the family farm in North Austin in an area now known as Gracy Woods. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Gayle Walker Gracy of Austin. Dickie was a lifelong...
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Howard Pringle

July 25, 1921 - March 21, 2019

Howard Darwin Pringle passed away in the early morning of March 21, 2019. He was born in Cameron Texas July 25, 1921. His family owned and operated the Pringle Hotel in Cameron. After graduating Yoe High School in 1939, the family moved to Austin Texas. Howard joined the Army and served in the Aleutians during the war then returned to Austin. He was a builder, developer along with his...
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Thatcher Warren Freund

September 13, 1955 - March 19, 2019

Thatcher Warren Freund, author, died unexpectedly, on March 19, 2019 at his home in Austin, Texas. Born in Austin on September 13, 1955 to Karen Thatcher and Warren Stone Freund, he was a wonderful son, father, brother, uncle and friend. He attended Casis Elementary, O. Henry Middle School and Austin High School. Then he received a bachelor's degree in history from Stanford University and...
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Martha Theresa Watkins

March 2, 1925 - March 19, 2019

Martha Theresa Mikulencak Watkins passed away with dignity and grace with her loving son by her side on the morning of Tuesday, March 19, 2019. She was a kind, generous, and forgiving woman. Martha was born in Granger, Texas on March 2, 1925 to Anton and Marie Mikulencak. From an early age Martha picked cotton in the fields near Granger to working in local stores in order to help support her...
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Marian Harris Thornberry

February 17, 1916 - March 18, 2019

Marian Harris Thornberry was born on February 17, 1916 in Smithville, Texas, the third daughter of Robert Kinkle Harris and Bess Nichols Harris. Upon graduating from high school in Smithville she attended the University of Texas where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. It was there that she met her first husband, Martin Benton Winfrey, the father of her two children, Elizabeth and...
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Jennifer Sabo Willcott

July 9, 1971 - March 17, 2019

Jennifer Sabo Willcott of Austin, TX passed peacefully from this Earth on Sunday March 17, 2019. She fought like a warrior against an unknown illness for over a year before losing the battle. She enriched the lives of all that knew her with her love, light and laughter. She is warmly welcomed to the Universe by her mother Panola Marie Sabo and brother Eric Stephen Sabo. She is survived by her...
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Carolyn Inez Houston

September 6, 1912 - March 14, 2019

Carolyn Inez Houston, known as Inez, peacefully left this earthly life on March 14, 2019. Inez was an amazing woman, known for her strength, determination, resilience, faithfulness, and love of God and family. She was born in Collin County, Texas, on September 6, 1912, the eighth of ten children of Sarah Inez Kealy Mayes and James Coke Mayes. When she was around twelve years old the family sold...
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Gayle Moseley Browne

August 24, 1936 - March 13, 2019

Gayle Moseley Browne, 82, left this Earthly plain and joined her beloved husband, Jim Browne, on Wednesday, March 13th. She spent her last hours surrounded by friends and family and passed quietly. Gayle is survived by her brother William G. Moseley, her son Clayton Browne, her son Duncan Browne and his wife Jennifer, and her daughter Valerie Bradley and her husband Don Bradley, as well as six...
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Arthur Doty, Jr.

April 7, 1953 - March 11, 2019

Arthur Doty Jr., 65, of Leander TX went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on March 11, 2019. He was at home where he was surrounded by loved ones. Arthur was born on April 7, 1953 in San Diego, CA to Mavis and Arthur William Doty Sr. Arthur moved frequently throughout his life ranging from Southern CA to Northern CA where he attended Benicia H.S. and then went on to serve in the US Army in...
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Jo Sydney Luellen

July 10, 1930 - March 11, 2019

Jo Sydney Luellen was born to Edith and Joe Riddle on July 10, 1930 in Ashland, Kentucky. She died on March 11, 2019 in Austin, Texas after a brief illness. She attended Ashland public schools and graduated from Ashland High School in 1948. In 1952 she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia. Upon graduation, she returned to Ashland...
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Carla Marie Jennings

March 31, 1932 - March 11, 2019

Carla Marie Jennings, 86, of Austin, Texas, passed away, March 11, 2019, surrounded by family. After living many years with dementia, she is finally at peace. She was born March 31, 1932, in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Arthur "Art" Telford Mahan and Marta Linnea Larson. Carla graduated from Galena Park High School in Houston, Texas, and later attended the Art Institute of...
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Billie Janice McLaren Fickel

June 25, 1929 - March 11, 2019

Billie Janice McLaren, age 89, was born in Dallas on June 25, 1929 and passed away March 11, 2019. Billie (known as "BeBe" to her grandchildren and great grandchildren) was the only daughter and first child of Herndon and Lorene McLaren. The family moved to Austin in her early childhood where she attended Fulmore Jr High and Austin High School. Billie graduated at age 16 from Austin High and...
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Carolyn Pepper Miller

July 9, 1938 - March 10, 2019

Carolyn Pepper Miller was born in Mobile, Alabama on July 9th, 1938 just 30 minutes after her twin sister, Mada, to Alta McCollum Pepper and Horton Pepper. She passed away Sunday March 10th, 2019 in her sleep, at home, in Round Rock, Texas. Twin sisters Carolyn and Mada played professional level piano through their young life until college. Carolyn then earned her Bachelor's in Business at...
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Harold Edward Wettig

March 7, 1932 - March 10, 2019

Age 87, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away on March 10, 2019. He was born to Carl and Mamie Wettig in Valley Falls, KS on March 7, 1932. Harold grew up with humble beginnings, as he was raised by his single, school-teacher mom during the Depression and World War II. His father died when he was only 9 years old. His mother moved the family from town to town, wherever...
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Frances P. Baker

May 20, 1922 - March 8, 2019

Frances Pauline Fields Baker, a resident of Austin since 1946, died Friday, March 8, 2019. Frances was born May 20, 1922, in Vici, Oklahoma to Esther and John Fields. She was raised in Wink, Texas, where she met Hickman T. Baker, the love of her life, whom she married in 1940. After moving to Austin, Frances and Hickman raised 4 children. Always sports oriented, she played tennis and taught...
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Alaka Valanju

September 10, 1951 - March 8, 2019

Alaka Valanju, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, and wonderful person with great character, intelligence, beauty, poise, and presence passed away peacefully on March 8 in Austin, Texas, USA. Alaka was born in Mumbai, India. Her wonderful parents raised two daughters with an emphasis on character, kindness, hard work, and a love of life....
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Marilyn H. Reed

October 24, 1923 - March 8, 2019

REED, Marilyn H. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, affectionately known to her grandchildren as Gigi, Marilyn H. Reed passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 8th at her home in Austin, TX. Born Marilyn Ham in Henryetta, Oklahoma, she lived a life worth celebrating. Majoring in music and graduating from The University of Science and Arts in...
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Peyton Osborne Abbott

September 10, 1927 - March 7, 2019

Peyton Osborne Abbott passed away on March 7, 2019, at the age of 91. Known as "Oz" to his oldest friends in Austin and as "P.O." to anyone he met since about 1945, he was born to Agnes Weed Abbott and Merlin C. "Jack" Abbott in Houston, Texas, on September 10, 1927. Oz was raised at 502 Fannin Street, now 5th and Lamar. He had a happy childhood, and played constantly in the spread of the...
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Thedra Wylyn Baldwin

October 24, 1940 - March 6, 2019

Thedra Baldwin passed away on March 6, 2019, in Austin, Texas at the age of 78. She was born on October 24, 1940 in San Antonio, TX to Winston and Thelma (Gips) Metz. Thedra was a native Texan, descended from Texas pioneers who emigrated from Prussia starting in 1834 and who fought for Texas Independence in the Battle of San Jacinto. Her family later settled in Yorktown, TX where Thedra made...
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Bill Davis

March 14, 1928 - March 6, 2019

Billy Archie Davis, 90, of Leander went to be with his Lord on Wednesday March 6, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. Billy was born March 14, 1928 in Florence, Texas to Mabel Maud George and Archie D. Davis. Billy completed 10th grade and served in the United States Army as a Sergeant 1st Class in the Korean War where he earned the Bronze Star for valor. Billy married his best friend and soul mate...
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Joan King Holtzman

August 14, 1925 - March 5, 2019

Joan King "JoJo" Holtzman, age 93, was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota on August 14, 1925, and passed away on March 5, 2019. JoJo joined her husband, Wayne, in heaven just 41 days after his passing. JoJo's love for music and literature became evident at a very early age. While a preschooler, JoJo memorized a number of poems and a first-grade reader called "Wag and Puff", which jump-started...
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Joseph Ronald "Ronnie" Forster

November 9, 1936 - March 5, 2019

Joseph Ronald (Ronnie) Forster, 82, of Austin, Texas, born on November 9th, 1936, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019. The services are set for Friday, March 8th, starting with a public visitation at 10:30 followed by the services at 11:00 am. at the Weed Corley Fish, 3125 N. Lamar and the procession to Capital Memorial Park, at 14501 North Interstate 35 in Austin where Joseph will be laid to rest...
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Joseph Michael Fooshee III

September 22, 1946 - March 5, 2019

Joseph Michael Fooshee III, 72, passed away March 5th, 2019 surrounded by his family. "Mike", as everyone knew him, was born on September 22nd, 1946 in Commerce, Texas to Joseph and Willie Mae Fooshee. Mike was a member of the Graduating class of 1965 at Lanier High School in Austin and was an active participant of monthly class luncheons to this day. After Graduation from High School, Mike...
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Janet Marie Meyer

January 18, 1965 - March 4, 2019

"How do you spell love?" asked Piglet, to which Pooh replied, "You don't spell it; you feel it." Janet Marie Meyer was an extraordinary mother, wife, and human being who loved all things Winnie-the-Pooh—almost as much as she loved her family and friends. Just a few months ago she squealed like a delighted child upon seeing an advertisement for a Winnie-the-Pooh movie. In that moment her...
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Lynn Paul Gastinger

September 24, 1948 - March 3, 2019

Lynn Gastinger went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 3, 2019. Lynn Paul Gastinger was born on September 24, 1948 in Austin, Texas to Leonard Paul Gastinger and Mary Kathryn Nelson Gastinger. A lifelong resident of Austin, he graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School and The University of Texas at Austin. Lynn worked in private security for over 30 years at the Internal Revenue Center in...
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Flara Frances Underwood

May 2, 1925 - March 3, 2019

Frances F. Underwood of Garfield, Texas born May 2, 1925 in Oklahoma to Luther Mayfield of Arkansas and Edith Greer of Georgia. She was the 2nd daughter of 8 children. She is survived by her children Juanita Phipps, Tony Smith, Janith Woljevach and Edwin Buddy Underwood. Also many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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Rickey Pryor

April 6, 1951 - March 3, 2019

Mr. Rickey Pryor was born April 6, 1951. He entered his eternal rest March 3, 2019 at 5am at home with his wife beside him. He has been a precious gift to his family and to all who knew him. Rickey reflected Love, Peace and Happiness. He was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Ruby Pryor, and his brother Clifford Pryor. He leave to cherish his memories, his faithful wife of forty three...
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Rush Kirk Evans, Jr.

September 7, 1931 - March 3, 2019

Rush Kirk Evans, Jr., a longtime resident of Austin, Texas, passed away in Bryan, Texas, on March 3, 2019, at the age of 87. He was friendly and charismatic, and he enthusiastically embraced life with humor and positivity. Best known as a television broadcasting pioneer, he entered the business when television was largely experimental and he was a trailblazer. He cherished his family, and they...
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Rosa Lee McKnelly

September 6, 1937 - February 25, 2019

Rosa Lee McKnelly died on the afternoon of February 25 at the age of 81. She was born on September 6, 1937 in Johnson, Kansas. She is the youngest daughter of Chet and Sarah Kendrick. She graduated from Stanton County Community High School in Johnson, Kansas and from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rosa Lee had a servant's heart and loved teaching future...
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Ann Walker Rodriguez

February 24, 2019

Ann Walker Rodríguez, age 84, died at her home in Austin, Texas on February 24, 2019. She was a loving mother, devout Christian, and gentle woman who was loved and respected by all who knew her. Trusting in her faith, she peacefully ascended to heaven. She was the daughter of Harold E. Walker and Olean C. Van Zandt. Ann graduated from Alamo Heights High School (San Antonio) in 1952, received...
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Charles Clark

September 15, 1943 - February 24, 2019

Charles R. Clark of Austin, Texas, died on Sunday, February 24, 2019. He was 75. Charles was born on September 15, 1943, in Waco, Texas. He grew up in McGregor, Texas, graduating from McGregor High School and later earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. Charles worked in the flooring business for a number of years and finished his working days...
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Alfredo Naim

June 21, 1951 - February 24, 2019

Alfredo Naim Sarkis, era el hijo de Alfredo Naim Daw + y Maria Sarkis Shehade +, ambos de origen libanés. Nació en la Ciudad de México el 21 de junio de 1951, el menor de 6 hermanos: Maggi, Victoria +, Rose Mary, Yolanda, Antonio y Alfredo, a quien sus hermanos llamaban cariñosamente "Pukis". Su infancia y adolescencia fue bendecida por Dios, rodeado de mucho amor y dedicación de sus devotos...
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Mary Alice Valentine

May 25, 1920 - February 23, 2019

Mary Alice Valentine, just shy of 99 years old, passed away on February 23, 2019, after a long and full life. She was born May 25, 1920, to Ruth Ryerson and Lt. Colonel Frederick Wells Gilchrist in Milwaukee, WI. Shortly after, her family moved to Buffalo, NY, where her father worked as an electrical engineer for Cutler-Hammer. She and her younger sister Carol had a rather idyllic childhood. ...
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Margaret Parkington

July 31, 1926 - February 23, 2019

Margaret Underwood Parkington, age 92, of Austin, Texas, died on February 23, 2019. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 31, 1926. She is survived by her three sons, John J., Richard J., and Robert M. Parkington; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Michelle, Francine, Gregory and Sarah; two great grandchildren, Luke and Erin; several nieces and nephews. With a Bachelor's Degree in Science from...
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Evelyn Wemple Allen

December 28, 1929 - February 22, 2019

Evelyn Wemple Allen, 89, died Feb. 22 at the Austin home where she had lived since 1964. Born Dec. 28, 1929 in Midland, she was the daughter of a prominent merchant family. After graduation from Midland High School, where she was a cheerleader and member of the National Honor Society, she attended Hockaday Junior College. At Hockaday, she served as president of the Student Council. After...
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Alexander Andres Castro

July 28, 1974 - February 22, 2019

Alexander Andres Castro Garcia, was to oldest son of Marleny Garcia and Jose Andres Castro (Deceased), Alex was born in the mountains of San Cristobal de Tachira, Venezuela. He started his Fashion Designer carrier at a very early age while he watched and learned from his mother, as she raised her kids with her creations. Alexander Castro Couture grew to become a brand and Atelier in Caracas...
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Tracy Ross Gordy, M.D.

January 20, 1936 - February 20, 2019

Dr. Tracy Ross Gordy died Wednesday, 20 February 2019, in Austin, Texas. A memorial will be held April 6 at 4 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 200 East 8 th Street in Austin. He was born Jan. 20, 1936 to Calvin Tracy Gordy and Joyce Evelyn (Ross) Gordy of Beaumont, Texas. He was an Eagle Scout, an athlete, a hard working young man, a son, a brother, a friend, a teenage sweetheart, a...
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Rodney Jesse Simonsen, M.D.

April 6, 1938 - February 20, 2019

Rodney Jesse Simonsen, M.D., also known as "Rod" and "RJ" by family and friends, was born on April 6, 1938, in Logan, Cache County, Utah, to Dorothy (Packard) & Rodney Merrell Simonsen. He was the second oldest and only boy among three sisters. He lived his early childhood in Utah, later moving to Boise, Idaho, and finally settling in Portland, Oregon, as a teenager. Rod was an active youth....
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Lorie "Boogie" Coody

March 26, 1968 - February 20, 2019

Lorie "Boogie" Coody of McDade, Texas passed away on February 20, 2019. She was born on March 26, 1968 to Claude and Brenda Beacleay in Madisonville, Texas. Lorie is survived by her husband, TC Coody; her mother, Brenda Beacleay; brothers, Chad and wife Angela Beacleay and Seth Beacleay; nieces, Chelsie Cook and Paige Beacleay; nephew, Chad Beacleay Jr.; and "summer daughters", Aly and Tara...
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Lynwood Curtis Krause

January 6, 1934 - February 20, 2019

Lynwood Curtis Krause was born January 6, 1934 and passed away February 20, 2019 at the age of 85. He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Emil Krause and Elfriede Sophie Melchior Krause, sisters Wilby Lee Krause Kidd (Robert) and Arlyn Jean Krause Merrill (Dan). He is survived by his loving wife of 51 ½ years Kay, three children Brett (Teresa), Kimberly, and Daryl (Trisha), five...
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Gina Lalli

July 14, 1929 - February 16, 2019

The Life of Gina Lalli July 14, 1929 to Feb. 16, 2019 Gina Lalli passed away peacefully on the morning of February 16th at Dell Seton Hospital. She was 89 years old. She was the second daughter of Italian immigrant parents, Loretta Colarooco and Didimo Lalli in Binghamton, NY. Her parents later divorced and although she and her sister, Irene, grew up without much, Gina was encouraged by her...
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John Theodore Stott

April 4, 1970 - February 16, 2019

John Theodore Stott (b. 1970) died on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at an age far too young after a three-year battle with cancer. John was an intelligent, charming, thoughtful man with an extraordinary eye for design who enjoyed architecture, hiking, biking, road trips, international travel, swimming, live music, seeking out natural hot springs, and spending time with friends, family and his dog,...
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Mary E. "Beth" Coffey

June 3, 1950 - February 15, 2019

Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Brice Coffey passed away on February 15, 2019. She was born in Dallas, Texas on June 3, 1950. Her father, James E Brice Sr., mother, Mary E Scott, and her brother, James E (Jim) Brice Jr., predeceased her. Beth grew up in Austin and graduated from Austin High School. She received her bachelor's degree from Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas. Beth was an...
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Helen Trenckmann

May 28, 1926 - February 14, 2019

Surrounded by friends and family, Helen Trenckmann (née Mary Helen Brice) joined her beloved husband Charles in Heaven on February 14, 2019. Helen was born and raised in Dallas, graduated from Highland Park High School and as a proud "Scottie" came to Austin to study business at the University of Texas. She believed in her community and was a dedicated member of Assistance League of Austin,...
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Betty Hill

January 1, 1928 - February 14, 2019

Betty Weyline Roberts Hill passed on to her heavenly home on February 14, 2019. She was born on January 1, 1928 to the Rev. Leo B. and Edith Bell Roberts in Pleasant Grove just outside of Pensacola, Florida. Her childhood was spent surrounded by a large extended family and loving parents. While she was still in high school she fell in love with a handsome young sailor from Texas named John...
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Howard Lee Willis

September 26, 1935 - February 13, 2019

As he slept on February 13, 2019, Howard Lee Willis crossed peacefully into God's loving arms. He was 83. Born on September 26, 1935 to Earl Howard and JoNell Stroud Willis, Howard had one brother, Don Glen Zachary (Deceased). Howard met his wife, Pat O'Neal Willis, when he was a student at San Angelo State College in 1956. They married on August 31, 1958, and were partners in life, love and...
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James A. "Jimmy" Turman

November 29, 1927 - February 13, 2019

James A. "Jimmy" Turman was born in 1927 in the Fannin County community of Leonard, Texas. Turman was raised the son of a tenant farmer. He worked his way through East Texas State Teachers College, earning two degrees, a B.S. in 1948 and an M.S. in 1949. At 19, he began his career as teaching principal at Wolfe City's elementary-junior high school. At 24, he became a junior high school...
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Gloria Helen Moreno

April 26, 1931 - February 11, 2019

Gloria went to be with her Heavenly Father on February 11, 2019. Gloria was born in Taylor, Texas to Abel Gutierrez and Lucille Castro Gutierrez on April 26, 1931. On October 21, 1950, Gloria married Antonio F. Moreno and together, they celebrated their lives as one for 68 years. She and the love of her life Tony shared together the joy of traveling the world, volunteering at Manos de Cristo...
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Patsy Anne Martin

February 2, 1931 - February 10, 2019

Patsy Anne Martin (nee Mikkelsen) died on February 10, 2019, in Austin, Texas. She was born on February 02, 1931, in Modesto, California, to Patience Leona Young and Clarence Martin Mikkelsen. She is survived by her children, Pamela A. Martin; John H. Martin III; Jeffrey C. Martin and his wife, Janice; her brother, Ronald L. Murphy and his wife, Anne, and their two sons; seven grandchildren...
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Barbara Mohler Shepherd

March 14, 1946 - February 9, 2019

SHEPHERD, Barbara Mohler March 14, 1946 - February 9, 2019 Barbara Mohler Shepherd, 72, of Austin, Texas, went to be with her Lord on February 9, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family, from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Barbara was the first born child of William E. and Mary Ann Morrison Mohler of Charleston, WV who predeceased her. She is survived by her devoted husband of...
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Charlotte McConnell Riha

February 2, 1933 - February 7, 2019

Charlotte McConnell Riha went to to be with her our Lord and Savior on February 7, 2019. Charlotte was a beloved wife and mother who lived in Austin, Texas for a great part of her 86 years. She was born in Palo Pinto county Texas on Feb. 2, 1933 to Dolly M. and J.C. McConnell during the Great Depression. She was the youngest daughter of 6 children. Transferring back and forth over her...
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Trevor James Ralston

February 18, 1986 - February 6, 2019

Trevor was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK and lived in Austin since 2016. Trevor was employed with the US Marshall Service and worked part-time at the Townlake YMCA. A year ago, Trevor met the love of his life, and had never been happier. He enjoyed sports, including rooting for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Oklahoma State athletics. His hobbies included cooking, fishing, collecting...
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Monie Kathryn Bell Jones

May 9, 1935 - February 6, 2019

Monie Kathryn Bell Jones, 83, of Austin passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. She was born on May 9, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia. She told many stories about growing up on the streetcar line on Lucille Avenue, with many generations of family close by. After graduating from Brown High School, she went to work at S.P. Richards Co. She met her husband, Curtis Willard Jones, while he was in...
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John Belton Duncan, Jr.

November 17, 1936 - February 5, 2019

John Belton Duncan, born November 17, 1936 in Haskell, Texas to John Belton Duncan, Sr. and Lucille Kendall Duncan, died peacefully February 5, 2019, in Austin, Texas, after a 17-year struggle against Alzheimer's. John was a quiet, strong leader. He graduated from Haskell High School in 1955, where he was an officer in the senior class and captain of the football team. He ran track at...
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Nefelie Stavrou Kudela

October 8, 1930 - February 3, 2019

Nefelie Stavrou Kudela of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2019 at the age of 88. Nefelie was born on the beautiful island of Cyprus, birthplace of Aphrodite, and resided in the village of Myrtou. She attended school in Nicosia, Cyprus. Upon graduation, Nefelie taught French to American children whose parents worked at the American Embassy. Nefelie met her future husband,...
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Judith Cissna Scott Johnson

November 30, 1934 - February 2, 2019

Judith Cissna Scott Johnson was a force of nature. A smart, beautiful, and successful businesswoman, wife, and mother, Judy lived life to the fullest. She passed away at her home in Dripping Springs with her family on Saturday evening, February 2, 2019. Judy was born to Stanley and Anna Marie Cissna in Fort Worth, Texas on November 30, 1934. Her parents were both teachers and her father, a...
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Betty Peterson

May 26, 1925 - February 2, 2019

Betty Emma Wilson Hays Peterson passed away peacefully on February 2, 2019, at Westminster Manor in Austin, where she had lived since 2003. Betty was born in Johnson City, TN, on May 26, 1925, to Katherine Mae Wilson and Robert Reeves Hays. She and her siblings grew up on their grandparents' farm in Jonesboro, TN, and she was most proud of her Scots-Irish heritage and Appalachian roots. She...
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Isaac Joseph (Joe) Satterfield

December 26, 1929 - February 1, 2019

Isaac Joseph (Joe) Satterfield, age 89, died February 1, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Joe was the son of McSwain and Julia Satterfield of Salisbury, North Carolina. He is survived by his twin brother, Jack Satterfield (wife Anne), his wife of 62 years, Nancy Cunningham Satterfield, his children Joe Jr. (wife, Alison), Mary (husband, John), Will, Julia (husband, Bret), and Carol (husband, Gary) and...
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Mildred "Millie" Williams Douglas

June 22, 1925 - January 31, 2019

Mildred "Millie" Williams Douglas, 93, passed away with grace and dignity on January 31, 2019. Born on June 22, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois to Phillip and Evelyn Williams. Millie is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years Dr. John Evans Douglas. Mildred graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1946 and the University of Texas in...
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Loyce Fehl Wukasch

July 28, 1935 - January 31, 2019

Loyce Fehl Wukasch went to the arms of Jesus at St. David's North Austin Medical Center, Austin, Texas on January 31, 2019. She was born on July 28, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas. She attended St. John's Lutheran College in Winfield, Kansas and finished her degree at Lamar University in Port Arthur, Texas. She was a dedicated and honored Lutheran school teacher for over forty years in the Lutheran...
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Grover L. Bynum, Jr.

July 30, 1927 - January 29, 2019

Following 91 years of friendship, laughter, and service, Dr. Grover L. Bynum, Jr. left this earthly sphere on January 29, 2019. He was married to Anita Schneider for almost 60 years and father of Deborah, Belinda, Grover III, and Thaddeus. Thaddeus preceded his father and is doubtless appreciative of the companionship, if not the supervision, upon the Doctor's arrival. Grover touched the lives...
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Daphene H. Clarke

July 29, 1916 - January 28, 2019

Daphene H. Clarke, 102, went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. In her final days, she was surrounded by the continuous love of her family. She was born Lillian Daphene Hairston in Eddy, Texas on July 29, 1916. She was preceded in death by her parents, Perle and Roy Hairston, and her beloved younger sister, Jean Hairston Wayland. Daphene moved to Temple, Texas when...
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Charles Dicky Travis

September 23, 1936 - January 27, 2019

Charles Dicky Travis, native Texan and lifetime outdoorsman joined his Savior on January 27, 2019 at the side of his best friend and loving wife of sixty-two years, Lydia. Dicky was born on September 23, 1936, the son of Lois and Hines Travis of Huntington, Texas. After attending Baylor University, marrying his high school sweetheart and graduating from the University of Texas. He faithfully...
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John B. "Jack" Mayo, Jr.

January 9, 1938 - January 26, 2019

John B. "Jack" Mayo, Jr passed away unexpectedly in Glasgow, Scotland on January 26, 2019, as he and members of his family were returning to the United States from a trip to Europe. Jack was born Jan 9, 1938, in Richmond, Virginia, to the late John B. Mayo, Sr, and Lillian Mayo (nee Hargrave). Jack's father was in Public Relations and Advertising, and worked for the Railroads. As a result,...
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Frank Kelsey Baker, Sr.

May 12, 1934 - January 26, 2019

Frank Kelsey Baker Sr. — community leader and the award-winning former publisher of the Fort Stockton Pioneer — died January 26 in Austin with Mary Lea, his bride of 63 years and the love of his life, at his side. He lived 84 bountiful years filled with career and community accomplishments, faithful service to the Lord, and exuberant love for his family and many friends. Frank was born on...
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William D. "Bill" Gaston

December 27, 1927 - January 26, 2019

Bill Gaston, age 91 of Austin, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2019. He was born in Austin, Texas on December 27, 1927 to Alpheus D. Gaston and Alleine Ware Gaston, their only child. Bill had many fond memories of growing up in a much smaller Austin. His 32nd and Hemphill Park neighborhood was full of kids and there was a daily sandlot football or baseball game to be played. Bill's...
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Mike Welch

September 16, 1957 - January 25, 2019

Michael "Mike" Welch, age 61, of Elgin, Texas passed away on January 25, 2019. Mike was born in Austin, Texas on September 16, 1957 to Jessie Paul and Carolyn Flynn Welch. Mike is survived by his children: Jason Wayne Welch of Austin, Christopher Michael Welch, Jessica Lynn Welch and EmmaLeigh Michelle Welch all of Corsicana, brother; Randy Welch and his wife April Welch of Elgin and David...
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Alex H. Martinez

October 10, 1931 - January 25, 2019

Our beloved Alex H. Martinez born in Austin Tx October 10, 1931 passed away Friday January 25, 2019 at the age of 87. Alex served in the 49th Armed Division of the Army National Guard of Texas. Alex was an active member of St. Julia's Catholic Church and served as President of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fernando and Rosa Martinez, brother,...
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Marjorie "Betty" Covington

February 15, 1931 - January 24, 2019

Marjorie "Betty" Covington, 87, of Austin, Texas, died on January 24, 2019. She was born on February 15, 1931 to Frank William Hannum and Marjorie Hannum in Eustis, Florida. Marjorie was a student at the University of Florida for 2 years. She married Benjamin B. Covington. She was Director of After School Day Care at Highland Park Baptist Church. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian...
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Fred William Neumann

March 12, 1939 - January 24, 2019

Reverend Fred William Neumann passed away on January 24, 2019. He was born in Marlin, Texas, on March 12, 1939. His parents were Fred W. Neumann and Jewel Mae Smith Neumann. He married Clara Lavon Chamness on May 30, 1959 at Grace Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas. They celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on May 30, 2018. Fred was a Missouri Synod Lutheran pastor for 54 years. During the...
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Brownie Stacy Brunson

March 14, 1930 - January 24, 2019

Brownie Stacy Brunson, age 88, passed away peacefully in the presence of her daughters on January 24, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Brownie was born Alpha Brown Stacy in Austin on March 14, 1930 in Travis Heights, a subdivision that her grandfather William Stacy had recently developed. She was the only child of Franklin Allison Stacy and Bernice White Stacy. She attended Camp Mystic and the...
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Wayne H. Holtzman

January 16, 1923 - January 23, 2019

Dr. Wayne H. Holtzman, age 96, was born in Chicago on January 16, 1923, and passed away on January 23, 2019. Although his family suffered during the Great Depression, he had what he considered to be an idyllic childhood learning about plants, butterflies and carpentry from his grandfather and playing with his younger sister, Eleanor and the many friends in his neighborhood. Starting when he...
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Michael Carson Spencer

November 18, 1965 - January 22, 2019

Unfortunately, time has expired for our beloved Michael Carson Spencer. He passed away at his home in Houston. He will be missed by his wife, daughter, family, and endless friends. He was reared in Austin where he made many lifelong friends in his time on earth with us. He attended high school at Texas Military Institute in San Antonio where he played many sports but he always carried a...
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Joseph Street

August 27, 1941 - January 21, 2019

Joseph Sewell Earl Street, 77 of Austin, Texas passed away Monday, January 21, 2019. Sewell was born in Amarillo, Texas, on August 27, 1941 to Grover Wilson Street and Helen Fredricka Eaton Street. He graduated from Longview High School and served in the Marine Corp. Bubba as he was known to all who met him and never forgot him resided in Austin since 1970 where he was a part of the...
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Denise Lee Dvorak

April 9, 1975 - January 20, 2019

Mother, wife, sister, friend, life of the party, bosom buddy, partner in crime and best friend to many. No get together will ever be the same without your boisterous laugh, no room as bright without your radiant smile, no heart as full without your boundless love. Our only joy is knowing you will be waiting for us on the other side of the pearly gates, cocktail in hand, ready to have some fun. ...
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Bob Moore

January 31, 1928 - January 19, 2019

"Going to meet my Maker" – words Bob Moore spoke two weeks before he actually made that journey on January 19, 2019. Born January 31, 1928 to Minnie Sprinkle and Buford Moore in Huntington, West Virginia, his life story accurately depicts "the self-made man". "Bobby" was nine years old and an only child when his father passed away at age thirty three while his mother remained ill in a TB...
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Marie Hurley Hendrick

January 17, 2019

Marie Hurley Hendrick passed away peacefully at home the morning of Thursday, January 17th. Marie is survived by her sister, Phyllis (Beverly), brothers, Charles and Wayne (Connie) son, William L. Hendrick and wife, Karen and daughter, Cindy. Marie was devoted to her nine grandchildren and enjoyed every interaction with her four great-grandchildren. Marie was born the second of eight...
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Doris Jean Finkelstein

January 27, 1925 - January 16, 2019

Doris passed away peacefully on January 16, 2019, at her home surrounded by family eleven days before her 94th birthday. Doris was a second generation Austinite and extremely proud of her Swedish heritage. Long before it was fashionable for women to have careers, Doris helped set the standard for working mothers. Doris was married to Willard for 48 years, who passed away in 2000. She was in...
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John J. McKetta, Jr

October 17, 1915 - January 15, 2019

John J. McKetta Jr., known by friends as "Johnny" and by family as "Djiedo," left his loving family on January 15, 2019. He was 103. Johnny was born to John and Mary Gelet McKetta on October 17, 1915, in the coal mining hamlet of Wyano, Pennsylvania. He grew up in a series of Western Pennsylvania coal towns, speaking only Ukrainian until he attended first grade. After graduating from high school,...
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Allen Jay Gunning

November 28, 1938 - January 12, 2019

Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Born: November 28, 1938 Boulder, Colorado To: Harold and Bonnie Gunning Baptized: April 17, 1949 Countryside Christian Church Mission, KS Married: Lutanna Markham August 5, 1960 St. Charles...
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Dorothy Lillian Morse Barnard

December 17, 1923 - January 12, 2019

Dorothy Lillian Morse Barnard, 95, a longtime St. David's Episcopal Church worker and retiree of The University of Texas at Austin, went to be with her Savior on Saturday, Jan.12, 2019. A fourth generation Galvestonian, Dorothy was born Dec.17,1923, the daughter of Louise Catherine Ostermayer and Edward John Morse. Dorothy graduated from Galveston's Ball High School in 1940. During her...
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James L. Crowson

August 3, 1938 - January 11, 2019

James ("Jim", "Jimbo", "Gumps") Lawrence Crowson, 80, passed away, Friday, January 11, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born to George and Elifair Crowson on August 3, 1938 in Duncan, OK. He and his older sisters, Jackie and Wanda, grew up on their parent's farm located near Velma, OK. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1960 with a B.A. in English...
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Lou Quinius

June 28, 1923 - January 11, 2019

Emma Lou (Wright) Quinius, aged 95, passed away Friday January 11, 2019. She was born June 28, 1923 in Famersville, TX to Dr. W.C. and Corinne Wright. As she loved to say, she "was the only daughter of a country doctor." Lou was an independent woman in many areas. She was the first woman to graduate with a BBA in Transportation from the University of Texas. In the 1970s, Lou was elected...
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Carey Gunn Venditti

January 1, 1969 - January 10, 2019

Our beloved Carey Gunn Venditti, of Austin, Texas, passed away at her home on January 10, 2019. Carey spent a beautiful last week on earth relaxing in Martinique and chasing rainbows with her husband, Eric Venditti, and her stepdaughter, Eleanor. Carey was born in Dallas, Texas, on January 1, 1969 to Peggy and William (Bill) T. Gunn III, the younger of two children. She graduated from St....
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Von L. Allen

April 2, 1964 - January 10, 2019

Von L Allen (aka Paul Vaughan) was born April 2, 1964, becoming the third child in what would ultimately be a family of four boys. He died January 10, 2019 after a sudden decline in health. During his early years, his fun-loving spirit and quirky sense of humor endeared him to his family and friends in Long Island, New York. He was especially close to his Italian immigrant grandmother who...
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Marian Marley McCrummen

August 13, 1933 - January 10, 2019

Marian Marley McCrummen, 85, of Austin passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. She was born in Austin on August 13, 1933 to James B. and Etta (Gilbert) Marley. She attended Austin High, St. Stephen's Episcopal School and U.T. While in school, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Marian met and married Thomas Dodson McCrummen, Jr., and they had three children. She was president of the...
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Earnest Frederick Gloyna

June 30, 1921 - January 9, 2019

Earnest Frederick Gloyna passed away at age 97, on January 09, 2019. His life was filled with love of family, country, academic and professional accomplishments and true friends. He shared the adoration of Agnes Mary (Lehman) Gloyna, his wife of 66 years. He was born in Wilbarger County, Texas on June 30, 1921. He was the first child born to Herman and Johanna Gloyna. Earnest had three...
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Thomas B. Buffington

January 3, 1945 - January 8, 2019

Thomas B. Buffington, Founder and Chairman of Buffington Homebuilding Group, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019. After serving as President of NPC Austin - Central Texas in the early 80's, Tom started his own homebuilding company, Buffington Homes, in 1987. In 1996, Tom joined three national homebuilders forming The Fortress Group, a publicly traded holding company that...
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Robert Allan "Bud" Shivers, Jr.

January 21, 1946 - January 8, 2019

Robert Allan "Bud" Shivers, Jr. January 21, 1946 – January 8, 2019. Bud was born in San Antonio to Allan and Marialice Shary Shivers. He was a lifelong resident of Austin. Bud went to Austin public schools until the 10th grade when he went to The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. After graduating from Lawrenceville in 1964, Bud attended the University of Texas where he studied finance. In...
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Carol Patterson Niemann

May 24, 1939 - January 7, 2019

This is an amazing story about a woman who was remarkable and humble beyond belief and who was loved by more people than you could possibly imagine. She was a wonderful wife and an untiring mother of three incredible daughters. She became a paraplegic from an airplane crash four months after her marriage 53 years ago and was confined to her wheelchair until the end of her life at age 79. But...
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Sue Robinson

June 21, 1939 - January 5, 2019

Margaret Suzanne Cocke Robinson, "Sue", born on the summer solstice, June 21, 1939, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 after a long battle with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. She was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Reed Cocke and granddaughter of Austin businessman, Malcolm Reed. Sue celebrated life with love, joy and warmth. She welcomed all, did not judge, and...
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James Russell Cochran

September 16, 1935 - January 4, 2019

James Russell Cochran, 83, passed away on Friday January 4, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Jim was born on September 16, 1935 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Russell and Sybel (Fletcher) Cochran. The Cochran's ran a wholesale magazine distribution business in the garage of their house on Pearl Street. Jim grew up helping with the family magazine business, working on weekends and summers. As much as he...
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Irvin L. Hamilton

July 24, 1949 - January 3, 2019

Irvin L. Hamilton, beloved husband, father, and friend passed away unexpectedly January 3, 2019 surrounded by his family. Though far too brief, Irvin's selfless and genuine love impacted all he met. Born on July 24, 1949 to Edward H Hamilton, Jr. and Margaret Hamilton in Abilene, Texas, Irvin graduated from Abilene High School in 1967. He participated in the Boy Scouts of America achieving...
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Wilfredo Espinosa Hermosilla

March 26, 1928 - December 30, 2018

Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Wilfredo Espinosa Hermosilla, 90, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Wilfredo worked for the United States military in Vietnam during the Vietnam War where he met and married his wife. After migrating to the United States, he continued to work as an accounting supervisor for Harris County Social Services in Houston, Texas, until his retirement. ...
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Benjamin Langford Geeslin

May 6, 1957 - December 30, 2018

Benjamin Langford Geeslin, age 61 passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018, on his father's birthday, at Mission Trails Baptist Hospital in San Antonio Texas, from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, (ALS), or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was born May 6, 1957 to Jeff and George Ann Geeslin. He was confirmed at, and was a member of, The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. He...
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Joann Turley Gray

January 29, 1934 - December 29, 2018

Joann Turley Gray passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018 with family by her side. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Joann was born January 29, 1934 in Sherman, TX to Thelma and J O Turley. After graduating Sherman High School, she attended TCU on an academic scholarship. She moved to Austin in 1958 with her husband. They were blessed with two daughters and a son. ...
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Vivian Louise (Ludwig) Gray

April 3, 1932 - December 28, 2018

Vivian Louise (Ludwig) Gray, born April 3, 1932 in Waterloo, Illinois, passed away December 28, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Vivian is survived by daughters Jennifer Foucher of Austin and Dana Schwierking (Don) of San Antonio; grandchildren Courtney Cullen, Paige and Holly Schwierking and Aidan, Claire and Caroline Foucher; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr....
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Ann Howard Martin Bair

April 1, 1954 - December 28, 2018

Ann Howard Martin Bair, passed away on December 28, 2018 in Austin, Texas. She was born April 1, 1954 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Frances Griggs Martin and William Howard Martin. Growing up Ann was a kind, charismatic, outgoing girl whose love for the sun developed into a wanderlust for travel. After graduating from Wichita Falls High School in 1972, Ann attended the University of Texas at...
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Edna Widen Whitworth

December 30, 1922 - December 27, 2018

Edna Widen Whitworth passed away peacefully on December 27, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. She was a lifetime resident of Austin, born the middle daughter of Edna and Carl Widen on December 30, 1922 two blocks from the Texas State Capitol in a house that still stands. Edna attended Pease Elementary, Allen Junior High and Stephen F. Austin High School before attending Mary Baldwin...
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Nancy L. Onion

September 21, 1929 - December 26, 2018

Nancy Lee Vogelsang Onion of Austin passed away peacefully at 89 years of age on December 26, 2018 surrounded by family. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Judge John F. "Jack" Onion, Jr. and her parents, Emmie and Helmuth Vogelsang of San Antonio. She is survived by her brother, Curry H. Vogelsang of Sherman Texas and his wife, Barbara Buchanan Vogelsang. She is also survived...
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