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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

Sue Anderson Henegar

September 10, 1929 - February 21, 2017

Sue was born in Plainview, Texas on September 10, 1929, the only child of Frank and Mary Anderson. The family moved to Wellington, Texas where she grew up, graduating from Wellington High School in 1947. She attended Southern Methodist University, graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. She and Jimmie were married in the University Park Methodist Church in 1955. ...
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Carol Ann (nee Bohlmann) Ross

October 7, 1937 - February 19, 2017

Carol passed away in her sleep very peacefully at home on Sunday, February 19, after her year-long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Carol was born in San Antonio on October 7, 1937, to her parents, Charlotte and Victor Bohlmann. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1955, where she was a member of The National Honor Society, and she lived in San Antonio until she entered The...
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Fred Sahara

May 12, 1945 - February 17, 2017

Fred was born to Chiyo and William Sahara in Ogden, Utah, on May 12, 1945. When Fred was three, his family moved back home to West Los Angeles. Fred met Julie in early 1979 while she was on a two-week vacation to California and filling in for a friend at an optometrist's office. Fred and Julie got married in Las Vegas and lived and worked in Culver City, California, until they both...
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Frances Polk

October 20, 1929 - February 16, 2017

Frances Lohman Polk died on February 16, at the age of 87. She was born October 20, 1929, to Milton Finke and Sally Bettens, and was a native of New York City and Westchester County. She lived for many years in West Palm Beach, Florida. For the last six years, Fran lived in Austin, Texas, where her two sons reside. She was a devoted teacher of English and theater arts at the elementary,...
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Dorothy Ruth Moore Nash

January 1, 1927 - February 15, 2017

Dorothy Ruth Moore Nash died peacefully on February 15, 2017. A loving wife, mother of two, grandmother of five, great-grandmother of twelve, and a friend of many. She lived a full and blessed life. Most of all, she will be remembered for her love of family and friends. Dorothy was born in Temple, Texas on January 1, 1927, the second of two children, to William Lockhart (Bill) and Hazel Jones...
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George Weathers Martin

April 27, 1940 - February 13, 2017

George Weathers Martin (known affectionately as G. W.) was born on April 27, 1940 in Waco, Texas and chose Austin as his home since 1958. He died on Monday, February 13, 2017 at his home in Barton Creek. In 1958, G. W. attended the University of Texas on an athletic scholarship, where he played football under Coach Darrell Royal. It was there that he met the love of his life, Carole. They...
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Tom R. Steel

August 12, 1932 - February 13, 2017

Tommy Rolfe Steel, 84, of Leander, Texas passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Round Rock, Texas. He was born August 12, 1932 in Texarkana, Arkansas and grew up in Texarkana, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he was in ROTC and a senior member of the band. He joined the Air Force and retired after 22 years as a Lt. Colonel. He...
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Richard Kenneth Fellows

July 28, 1941 - February 12, 2017

Richard Fellows, age 75, of Austin, TX, passed away February 12, 2017. Richard was born in Keokuk, Iowa and was raised from infancy in Houston, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Frances Fellows of Houston, TX. Richard graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX in 1964, and entered the securities brokerage business in 1968. His financial services career...
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Bobbie Ruth Green

August 27, 1929 - February 11, 2017

Bobbie Ruth Thomas Green was born on August 27, 1929 in Bell County, Texas and joined the church triumphant on February 11, 2017 in Pflugerville, Texas. Her husband of 58 years, Robert "Bob" Green and her parents Will and Edna Southerland Thomas preceded Bobbie in death. Her daughters, Beverly Green Tune and her husband, Bill, and Mira Green Ratcliff and her husband, Gary, survive her. She...
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Sandy Holt

July 25, 1926 - February 8, 2017

Our beautiful mom, Billie June Sanderson (Sandy) Holt left us on Feb. 8, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born in Norphlet, Arkansas on July 25, 1926. She attended Magnolia A&M and graduated from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Home Economics. Sandy worked as a home economist for Louisiana Power & Light. She married her love, George Holt on Oct. 25, 1952. Our family lived in West Monroe, LA...
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Wilma Jane Partridge

July 27, 1919 - February 8, 2017

Wilma Jane Partridge of Lakeway, Texas, died February 8, 2017, after a brief illness. Born Wilma Jane Ebert in Sutton Nebraska, on July 27, 1919, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Leonard M. Thelander and John F. Partridge, and by her son, Richard Thelander. She is survived by her daughters, Jean Stephenson and Mary Thelander, and five grandchildren, Brett Thelander, Carrie Thelander,...
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William Gaseor, C.S.C.

November 27, 1930 - February 6, 2017

Brother William Gaseor, CSC, 86, passed away in Austin, Texas on February 6, 2017. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he entered the Congregation of Holy Cross after high school. His 65 years of ministry as a religious brother were dedicated especially to food service in the residences and ministries of the Brothers. In his later years, Br. William helped in assisted living programs for the Holy Cross...
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Vivian Rose Todd

February 27, 1923 - February 5, 2017

Vivian Rose Erwin Todd died peacefully at her residence in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 5, 2017. A lifelong Austinite, Vivian was born February 27, 1923 to Assistant Fire Chief William B. and Grace O. Erwin. She was a graduate of Austin High School, where she was a member of the Red Jackets, and attended both the University of Texas at Austin and Brackenridge Hospital School of...
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Neal Avery Watt

January 31, 1941 - February 3, 2017

Neal Avery Watt, 76, died suddenly Feb. 3, 2017 while in San Antonio for a Masons meeting. A native Austinite, he was born Jan. 31, 1941 to Terrance Watt and Marian Watt. He attended Austin schools, including Pease, Wooldridge, O'Henry and Austin High School. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Finance. He was an unwavering supporter of the Texas Longhorns...
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R. Wayne Gibson

October 21, 1943 - February 3, 2017

Wayne passed unexpectedly from this life on February 3rd, 2017. He was born October 21st, 1943, in Alvin Texas, to Joe and Eva Jane Gibson. Wayne grew up on a dairy farm in Arcadia Texas, with his brother Terry and sister Glenda. Wayne attended the Santa Fe public schools, and graduated from Santa Fe high school in 1962. As a child and teenager, Wayne enjoyed the country life and riding...
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Dylan J. Pemberton

July 28, 1992 - February 2, 2017

Dylan J. Pemberton, 24, of Spicewood, Texas passed away on February 2, 2017. He was born on July 28, 1992 in Palmdale, California. Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11th at Antebellum Oaks Venue, 14913 Murfin Rd, Austin, TX 78734.
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Jack Michael Pittala

May 4, 1954 - February 2, 2017

Jack Michael Pittala (aka Jack "The Ripper"), loving husband of Anna, died suddenly February 2, 2017. He was born in May 4, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. The NY Yankee transplant had been a prominent fixture in the Austin music community as well as a devoted public servant for 40 years. Jack was a talented guitarist, composer, and recording artist. He was a Best Guitarist Austin Music Award...
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Marcie Reynolds

March 2, 1928 - February 2, 2017

Marcellette "Marcie" Reynolds died peacefully on February 2, 2017 at Christopher House in Austin. She was 88 years old, a beautiful woman, beloved mother and a joy to everyone. Her life was varied and rich. Born to Claudia and Paul Hansen, she spent her youth in Tulsa and Verden, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, post-Depression. In high school, she joined a revue that entertained WWII soldiers -...
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Will Ehrle, Jr

January 13, 1958 - February 1, 2017

William Lawrence Ehrle, Jr., 59, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. A cancer survivor, he bravely battled many medical complications for over 20 years. Will was born on January 13, 1958 in Splendora, Texas. He attended The University of Texas and served in the United States Air Force. Will worked with his father as a lobbyist with the Texas Manufactured Housing Association. He was a...
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William Jessie Scott

January 14, 1928 - January 31, 2017

William Jessie "George" Scott departed this world peacefully on January 31, 2017 with his loving wife Shirley by his side at Park Bend Health Center in Austin, Texas. W.J. or George, as he was known by many, was born on January 14, 1928 to Clara Lee Johnson and Phil Scott. He was the third son of eight children and spent his youth in Buffalo Gap, Texas. On his 17th birthday in 1945, he...
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Thomas "Tom" F. Boyd

July 27, 1927 - January 31, 2017

Thomas (Tom) Boyd, 89, passed away on January 31, 2017. He was born in Charlotte, NC and resided there for 85 years. He relocated to Austin, Texas in November of 2012. Tom loved spending time with his family at the beach. He enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles (he and his wife (Ginny) took two cross country trips), golfing, he had a great love for music - and was a Drum Major in his high...
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Elaine Evelyn Custer

October 10, 1925 - January 30, 2017

Elaine Evelyn Custer, 91 passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 at her home in Lago Vista, Texas, where she lived for the past seven years. Elaine was born in Bend, Oregon to the late Bartley Robert Shepherd and Maude Evelyn Shepherd, October 10, 1925. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Custer and her daughter, Myrna Jean Johnson. She is survived by daughter Linda...
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Betty Baker

January 31, 1933 - January 30, 2017

Betty Baker of Austin, Texas, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017. She was born Betty Jean Gower in 1933 in Georgetown, Texas, to Dillard and Ila Gower. Betty was a member of the 1950 graduating class of Austin High School, and attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Betty had a long and distinguished career serving the citizens of Austin, which began when she...
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James Cleveland Dowdy

December 28, 1930 - January 30, 2017

James Cleveland Dowdy was born December 28, 1930, at Franklin, TX, the youngest child of Andrew C. and Ella (Simmons) Dowdy. Because his mother passed away shortly after his birth, and his caretaker grandmother also soon passed, at the age of one month James was placed in the home of George and Mary Frances (Dunn) Harrison at Wheelock, TX, where he was raised. After graduation from Franklin...
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Sophie Ella H. Diaz

February 17, 1928 - January 30, 2017

Sophie Ella H. Diaz, age 88 of Austin passed away on January 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Monico E. Diaz. Sophie is survived by four sons and three daughters; twenty seven grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; three sisters. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral...
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Joy Ann Wharton

April 22, 1953 - January 29, 2017

Joy Ann Wharton died peacefully in her home in Leander, Texas, on January 29, 2017. She was in the presence of her beloved husband, David Wharton, and, family and friends that she so dearly cherished. It is with sorrow that we mourn the loss of our dear Joy Wharton. Joy was an active member in not only her family and community, but also with her constant presence within the Agudas Achim...
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Amanda Sue Johnson

November 14, 1978 - January 29, 2017

Amanda Sue Johnson, 38 years young, resident of Austin, TX, departed from our world, January 29th, 2017 at 10:56 pm. She has moved on to a better place after her long combat with congenital kidney disease. She developed infection complications after her 2nd successful transplant in November 2016. Amanda, also known fondly as AJ, Mandy, or The Chainsaw, was brought into this world as a gift to...
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Lauro Cruz

May 20, 1933 - January 29, 2017

Lauro was born in Beaumont, Texas, on May 20th, 1933, to Manuel Cruz and Margarita Menchaca Cruz. They moved to Houston with Lauro 6 months later. He attended both a Lutheran elementary school and a public high school in Houston. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and during that time obtained his GED. He arrived back in Houston and applied for a job as a bus...
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Arthur Leon Davis, Jr.

August 30, 1934 - January 29, 2017

Arthur L. Davis, Jr., Major USAF (retired) passed away on January 29, 2017. Art was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi on August 30, 1934 to Moselle Brown Davis and Arthur L. Davis, Sr. He received his B.S. from Parks College of Engineering and then received his 2nd Lt. commission to the Air Force. A loyal servant to God and country, Art served domestically and in Iceland, Germany, France,...
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Conway Adair Taylor

February 20, 1924 - January 29, 2017

Conway Adair Taylor went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 29th in Austin, Texas at the age of 92. He was born on Feb. 20, 1924, near Snyder, Texas to James Wellington Taylor and Maudie May Taylor. His early schooling was in Snyder and McCamey finishing at Allen Military Academy in Bryan, Texas. He graduated with honors as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. He entered the Naval Academy in...
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Jean (Konieczny) Pitchford

July 22, 1927 - January 28, 2017

Jean (Konieczny) Pitchford July 22, 1927---January 28, 2017 After a very healthy and jovial 89 years of life, Jean passed away peacefully at her home outside of Austin, Texas after a short battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends and remained positive and grateful through the day of her passing. Jean spent her childhood in Pennsylvania with many family members still...
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Steven Andrew John Heller

June 24, 1988 - January 27, 2017

Steven Andrew John Heller, beloved son of Mary Ann and Andrew Heller passed away on January 27, 2017. He was 28 years old. Steven was born in Houston on June 24, 1988 and was adopted by Mary Ann and Andrew with the support and encouragement of their friend Steve Jobs, who was himself an adopted child. Steven was named in his honor and was a blessing for the Hellers. The first thing you...
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William Maurice Eklund

August 5, 1926 - January 26, 2017

William Maurice Eklund, 90, of Austin, passed away January 26, 2017. He was born August 5, 1926 in Cat Spring, Texas, the son of Henry and Adele Theuman Eklund. Bill attended Austin High School where he played basketball, served as a Staff Sergeant during World War II, the Reserve Corps in Hawaii, and as an Army Sergeant during the Korean War. Later, he worked for J R Reed Music Company, and was...
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Lois Barbero

September 29, 1925 - January 26, 2017

Lois Barbero, age 91, passed away peacefully, after a long illness, on January 26, 2017, in Austin. Texas. Lois was born in Lodi, California in 1925. She graduated from Tokay High School in Lodi, California and briefly attended College of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Lois followed her high school love, Gene Barbero who enlisted in the Navy to pursue his passion for airplanes. She...
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Carol Lynn Capehart Bazemore

November 26, 1951 - January 26, 2017

Carol Lynn Bazemore, aka "Mama Carol", age 65, of Manchaca, Texas passed away on Thursday January 26th, 2017. Born at Fort Hood in Killeen, November 26th, 1951 to Thomas and Joyce Capehart. Carol is preDanny "Boy" Bazemore, age 57, of Manchaca, Texas passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. Carol is preceded in death by both her parents, her sister, Cynthia Hoyt, and her daughter Christy...
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Janie Murray

January 22, 1937 - January 25, 2017

Elizabeth Jane "Janie" Wrinn Murray of Austin TX, and formerly of Wallingford CT, peacefully passed away on January 25, 2017 surrounded by family. Born in New Haven, CT on October 22, 1937, Janie was the daughter of the late Betty and Francis Joseph Wrinn. Janie is survived by her husband George H. Murray; her daughter Elizabeth Ann Murray of Lake Forest, CA, son Brint Murray, and daughter...
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Lucia Soto De Tovar

July 10, 1944 - January 25, 2017

Lucia Soto De Tovar age 72 of Creedmoor, Texas passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Lucia is survived by her husband, Apolinar Tovar; sons, Sylvester Tovar, Adam Tovar, Paul Tovar, Abel Tovar; daughters, Gilberta Tovar, Sonia Tovar; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Angel Soto. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, January 29,...
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Sarah Alice Scott

July 17, 1950 - January 24, 2017

Sarah Alice Scott, 66, died January 24, 2017 of sudden cardiac arrest. Sarah was born in Ames, IA, and grew up in Prairie Village, KS. She later lived in Houston, TX; New York City; and finally in Austin. Sarah was a lawyer and dedicated public servant. She was general counsel to the NYC Medical Examiner's office, and later Chief Administrative Officer for the Travis County Medical Examiner...
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Kathryn G. Brooks

December 21, 1920 - January 24, 2017

Kathryn G. Brooks, 96, died Tuesday January 24, 2017 of natural causes at her home in Dallas. She was born in Georgetown, Texas on December 21, 1920 and was raised on their Swedish family farm in Hutto, Texas by her parents Elof and Elsie Gustafson along with her two sisters, Dorothy Mount and Betty Yeager. She moved to Austin, Texas and married George A. Brooks Jr. where they raised their...
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Trevor Anthony Taylor

November 25, 1969 - January 23, 2017

Trevor Anthony Taylor beloved son, husband and father, of Austin, Texas died on January 23, 2017. He was 47. Trevor loved the law. A trial lawyer with his own practice, he was a tireless advocate and a true believer in the civil justice system. Trevor's heroes were lawyers, beginning with his father, Bill. Trevor relished an argument and fought passionately for the rights of those who couldn...
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Charles E. Fleet, Jr.

October 4, 1963 - January 23, 2017

Charles Edd Fleet, Jr., 53, of Austin, TX, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 12:37am, at St. David's Round Rock Hospital. The service will be held at Fellowship Church of Liberty Hill, TX, Ranch Rd 1869 at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 27, 2017. Burial will follow at Bagdad Cemetery, County Road 2243 and Bagdad Rd, Leander, TX. Pall Bearers will be Matthew...
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Gladys Evelyn Wukasch

March 28, 1921 - January 23, 2017

Gladys Evelyn (Memaw) Wukasch was born to Hermann Jentho and Esther (Noack) Jentho on March 28, 1921 in Winchester, Texas. She was baptized into the Kingdom of God at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Winchester, Texas on April 3, 1921 by Pastor Alfred Bohot. On April 14, 1935 Gladys stated her faith in the Lord Jesus at the Rite of Confirmation at St. Michael's with Pastor Louis Trinklein. ...
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Martin William McGarry, Jr.

July 13, 1928 - January 22, 2017

Martin William McGarry, Jr. passed away peacefully Sunday, January 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas after a steady decline due to Alzheimer's. He was 88 years old. Born July 13, 1928 in East Orange, New Jersey he was predeceased by parents Martin W. McGarry, Sr. and Florence Wicks McGarry as well as sister Barbara Ellen Attara. Marty graduated high school at 16 years of age and joined the Army at...
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Lester D. Euers

January 1, 1920 - January 22, 2017

Lester D Euers of Austin, Texas passed away on January 22, 2017 in Austin. He was 97 years old. Born January 1, 1920 in Elgin, Texas to Lewis Thomas and Nettie Euers, Lester grew up in the South Austin area. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Pharmacy. Prior to that, Lester served in the marines as a high speed radio operator. His military travels took him to...
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Robert David Pyle

April 9, 1958 - January 22, 2017

Robert D. Pyle, 58, died Sunday, January 22, 2017. He was the son of the late Ralph E. Pyle, Jr. and Martha O. Pyle of Austin. Robert was born in Tachikawa, Japan, on April 9, 1958. He traveled the world with his parents, as his dad was a Lt. Col. in the United States Air Force. Later, Robert joined the Air Force and served in England as well as several bases in the United States. He...
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George Arthur Yonge

June 17, 1933 - January 21, 2017

George Arthur Yonge June 17, 1933 – January 21, 2017 George Arthur Yonge passed away on January 21, 2017. George was a native Texan, born and raised in Abilene and residing in Austin since 1973. He was predeceased on January 6, 2017 by his loving wife of 21 years, Mary Margaret Shepherd Jenkins Yonge (Peggy). George was also preceded in death by two of his sons, Kelly DeLay Yonge in 1974...
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Leslie "Les" Kyle Lilly

August 1, 1959 - January 21, 2017

In Loving Memory of Leslie Kyle Lilly Leslie "Les" Kyle Lilly was born on August 1, 1959 to Marie Dumas Lilly and Cleveland Lilly, Sr. He attended the public schools of Mount Gilead, North Carolina and graduated from West Montgomery High School in 1977. Les was a scholar and an avid basketball player. He was awarded a full athletic basketball scholarship to Pembroke College in North Carolina,...
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Joan Henninger Price

October 2, 1936 - January 21, 2017

Joan died peacefully at her daughter's home on Saturday, January 21, 2017, surrounded by her devoted family. She was born October 2, 1936, in San Antonio, Texas to Elizabeth Alexander and Robert Davenport Rheiner. Joan graduated from Northeast (MacArthur) High School in San Antonio and attended Abilene Christian College. In 1956, she married Lanny Henninger, with whom she had a long and...
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Mitchell Stern Block

May 31, 1953 - January 19, 2017

Mitchell Stern Block was born on May 31, 1953 in Dallas, Texas and died suddenly on January 19, 2017. He blessed the world with his twins Allen Edward and Whitney Michelle Block, whom he lovingly parented alongside his wife of 33 years Sara Whitney Block from Portland, Texas. Mitch is also survived by his mother Phyllis Katz Harp of Corpus Christi, Texas and brothers David, Scott (Debbie),...
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Delfina Hernandez Arriola

October 7, 1937 - January 19, 2017

In Loving Memory Delfina Hernandez Arriola October 7, 1937 - January 19, 2017 On Thursday, January 19, 2017, our beloved mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend was called by our Lord. She retired from Child Inc., after 31 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cosme Arriola, Jr., her sons, John G. Hernandez-Arriola and Martin Arriola, her...
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Mary Jo Balshaw Stanley

March 19, 1933 - January 18, 2017

Mary Jo Balshaw Stanley, born March 19, 1933, passed away on January 18, 2017. Mary Jo was a proud native Texan. She was born and raised in the Houston area, residing there until moving to Georgetown, Texas, ten years ago, and more recently, Austin. Mary Jo was predeceased by her parents, Maurice Christy Balshaw Sr. and Josephine Richey Balshaw, her brother, Maurice Christy Balshaw Jr. and...
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Robert (Bob) A. Remey, Sr. (USAF Ret.)

May 7, 1935 - January 17, 2017

REMEY Sr., Col. Robert A. USAF, Retired Colonel Robert (Bob) A. Remey, Senior, USAF, Retired, passed away January 17, 2017 in Austin, Texas following a short illness. Bob was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 7, 1935, attended the University of Tulsa where he was a varsity baseball player and member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He was commissioned into the United States Air Force on June 4,...
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Estella Guajardo Rodriguez

August 2, 1919 - January 17, 2017

Estella Guajardo Rodriguez, 97, born in Pflugerville, Texas on August 2, 1919, passed away on January 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Augustine C. Rodriguez; parents, Jesus and Francisca Guajardo; brothers, Eloy, Eliseo, Ernesto, Efrain, Enrique, Emilio, Elias Jesus; sisters, Elvira G. Mendoza, Elisa G. Saucedo and Ester G. Cavazos. She is survived by her daughter, Mary...
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Catherine Fordtran Thompson Zelsman

September 2, 1926 - January 14, 2017

Catherine Zelsman died peacefully at home on January 14, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born on September 2, 1926 in Houston, Texas to Evelyn Straughan Thompson and William Fordtran Thompson. She was the second of four daughters. Catherine attended Montrose Elementary, Lanier Junior High and graduated from Lamar High School in 1943. Known as Kay Way to many, a number of her life long...
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William Dixon Benson

March 25, 1949 - January 13, 2017

William Dixon Benson (Dick Benson) died at Saint David's - Austin on Friday January 13, 2017 due to complications from Type 1 Diabetes. He was 67 years old. Dick Benson was born on March 25th, 1949 in Dallas, Texas to William E. and Lee Benson. In 1972 he graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with emphasis in Psychology and Philosophy. Dick was the Student Body President at the...
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Adrienne Peel

November 25, 1962 - January 13, 2017

Adrienne Peel, 54 years young- beautiful daughter, cherished sister, world's best mommy, dedicated aunt, and faithful friend -finished her final journey of this life on January 13, 2017 after a courageous nine month battle with cancer. Despite a devastating diagnosis, she never lost her strong will to face the challenges with courage, determination, and her feisty humor. Born on November 25,...
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Gladys Alma Soiseth

September 7, 1930 - January 12, 2017

Gladys Alma Soiseth, 86, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, January 12, 2017. She was born September 7, 1930 in Austin, Texas where she spent almost her entire life. She had a long distinguished career at the Internal Revenue Service. After her retirement, she devoted many years to her church serving as Office Manager at Lord of Life Lutheran. Gladys was preceded in death by her...
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Carl Franklin McCown, Sr.

January 16, 1949 - January 12, 2017

Carl Franklin McCown was born on January 16, 1949 in Austin, TX and passed away on January 12, 2017 at the Christopher House in Austin. He was a resident of Leander, TX. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Claud Franklin McCown and Annie Charlotte (Smith) McCown; brothers, Charles Donahue, Johnny Barnes, James (Jimmy) McCown, and Donald McCown (Gene); sister, Linda (McCown) Maynard; son...
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Ruth Lentsch Goines

October 30, 1921 - January 10, 2017

Ruth Lentsch Goines, 95, of Austin, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born October 30, 1921 in Houston, Texas to Clarence Horner Lentsch and Lucy Underwood Lentsch, Ruth was a 5th generation Texan on her mother's side. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as a descendent of Asa Underwood who was a patriot during the Revolutionary War. She was also a...
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George Hernandez Vasquez

February 17, 1939 - January 10, 2017

George Hernandez Vasquez, 77, of Cedar Creek, Texas passed away, at home, surrounded by his family on January 10th, 2017. George was born on February 17th, in Brawley, California to Angel and Maria Luz Vasquez. George joined the Air Force as a young man, during his 30 year Air Force career, he proudly served his country, including two tours served in Vietnam. He is survived by his loving...
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Zachary (Zac) Khabir Anam

March 27, 1997 - January 9, 2017

Zachary (Zac) Khabir Anam, 19 of Austin Texas left this world January 9th, 2017. Zachary was a boy, a devoted son, a protective brother and a compassionate friend. He began his life March 27th, 1997 in New Haven, Connecticut a six-pound gift of joy. His parents, Sayeed and Cara moved to Austin where Zac attended Mills Elementary, Small Middle School, Gorzycki Middle School and graduated from...
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Millie Lyon

September 9, 1930 - January 9, 2017

Millie Lyon was born on September 9, 1930, in Lubbock, Texas, the only daughter and youngest child of Clyde and Lillian Sanders. While most of her childhood was spent in Lubbock, portions of her early years were spent in California as well. Millie met her husband, Floyd, in November 1947 at a college Christmas party. They were married about two months later on January 30, 1948. While their...
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Peggy Yonge

October 25, 1948 - January 8, 2017

Yonge, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Shepherd Jenkins, 68, of Austin, TX, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2017, after a six year battle with lung and brain cancer. Peggy was born in Tyler, Texas, on October 25, 1948. Her family eventually moved to Midland, Texas, where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1966, excelling as a tennis player, earning the title of Homecoming Queen and...
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Paul Edward Pittman

September 23, 1955 - January 8, 2017

Paul Edward Pittman, age 61, was born in Parsons, West Virginia on September 23, 1955 to parents Charles E. Pittman and E. June Rudd, and died in Austin, Texas on January 8, 2017. As a small child, he became fascinated by chemistry and its study was his lifelong pursuit. In his early teens, Mr. Pittman sustained disabling injuries in an accident, and had a long recovery. Resuming his studies...
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Nancy Catterton Guerra

December 8, 1953 - January 8, 2017

Nancy Catterton Guerra, age 63, was born on December 8, 1953, in Baltimore, Maryland. She passed away suddenly on January 8, 2017 at her home in Austin, Texas. Her husband Ed Guerra and step-son Edward Guerra preceded her in death. She is survived by her parents Alvin and Jeannette Catterton of Bradenton, Florida; sisters Gail Ensey of Glen Burnie, Maryland and Patricia Beverage and her husband...
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Amory Jacob McCann

March 20, 1995 - January 8, 2017

Amory Jacob McCann was born on March 20, 1995 and died on January 8, 2017 at his home in Austin, Texas. Amory's name means "brave power," and he embodied that completely. He was an inspirational force, with a passion for life and adventure. Amory will be remembered for his amiable, generous disposition. He was extremely popular and a leader among his peers. Amory cared deeply for his...
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Juanita Kay Ledesma

June 2, 1947 - January 8, 2017

Juanita Kay Ledesma, 69, of Cedar Park, TX, answered God's call to heaven on Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was born in Austin, TX on June 2, 1947 to her parents Joe and Katherine Pineda Mendoza. Juanita is survived by her husband Nick Ledesma of 48 years of marriage; daughter Michelle Ledesma-Carmona and son in-law John Carmona; grandchildren Travis Ledesma, Ashley-Nicole Ledesma, and...
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Joy Ann Robertson

February 19, 1937 - January 8, 2017

Joy Ann Robertson, 79, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Joy was born on February 19, 1937 in Senath, Missouri to A.B. and Farris Wallace. On October 12, 1957 she married John R. Robertson, a United States Air Force Pilot, from Honersville, Missouri. During their 59 year marriage they lived in several states and settled in Austin, Texas. Joy was a devoted...
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Ann Watson Schaffer

July 16, 1932 - January 8, 2017

Ann Watson Schaffer, 84, died of complications from a stroke on January 8, 2017, in Austin, TX. Ann is survived by daughters, Lisa Schaffer and Martha Schaffer Nalepa from Austin; grandchildren, Kyle Nalepa and Annie Nalepa from Austin; son-in-law, Karl Nalepa; sister, Martha Jane Watson from San Antonio; niece, Margaret Blagg; nephews, Bill Blagg, John Lee Blagg, and Mike Blagg from...
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Fred Cavazos Mendez

February 14, 1921 - January 7, 2017

Our beloved Fred Cavazos Mendez, 95, was called by our Heavenly Father on Saturday, Jan 7, 2017. He was born February 14, 1921 in McFaddin, TX to Manuel Hernandez Mendez and Santos Cavazos. He married Lucy Estrada on March 11, 1944 in Austin. He is preceded him in death by his wife, Lucy Mendez who passed on October 23, 2000; his daughter, Theresa Ann Estrada on September 24, 2001. Fred...
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Edward Blake Paulissen

February 5, 1966 - January 6, 2017

A stand-up comic dies and meets St. Peter at the Pearly Gates… Ed Blake Paulissen, beloved brother, son, nephew, cousin, and friend died in Austin on January 6, 2017 surrounded by loving family members and friends. Born in Austin to parents John Bernard (Barney) and Eleanor Paulissen, who predeceased him, Ed is survived by his sister Barbara Ann Paulissen, brother Charles Andrew Paulissen...
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Gerry Jorissen

October 27, 1931 - January 6, 2017

Gerry was born in Port Arthur, Texas on October 27, 1931, the eldest of seven children of Elvina and Joseph Verdun. Throughout her life Gerry possessed the implicit courage of someone who feels God's directing hand on her shoulder - unapologetic for who she was, fearless of venturing into life's uncharted territories, and simultaneously holding out love and hope for all those who crossed her...
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Joe Nestor

January 3, 1938 - January 3, 2017

Joseph Michael Nestor was born on January 3, 1938 in Concord, NH to Robert and Katherine Nestor. He passed away on January 3, 2017 at his home in Liberty Hill, TX, surrounded by his loving family. Joe is survived by his wife, Sandy Nestor; six daughters, Amy Sturiale (Frank) of Blacklick, OH, Renee Woods (Greg) of Arlington, TX, Allison Nestor of Williamsport, PA, Audrey Munn of Gorham, NH,...
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Donald C. Goertz, PhD

October 17, 1939 - January 3, 2017

Donald C. Goertz passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones, on January 3, 2017. He was born October 17, 1939, on a cotton farm in Red Rock, Texas, to Paul and Margaret (Goertz) Goertz, both descendants of German immigrant pioneers in Central Texas. He is survived by his beloved wife Donna Bryant Goertz, daughters Alethea Goertz Joosten and Alexis Goertz Aldridge (Christopher),...
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J.D. Stockton

April 3, 1929 - January 3, 2017

J.D. Stockton, age 87 of Austin, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017. He was born on Wednesday, April 3, 1929 to John F. and Delsie Irene Stockton in Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy L. Stockton; grandchildren, Krystal Stockton and James Allen Taylor. J.D. is survived by his daughters, Delsie Y. Stockton and Brenda Revile and husband Gary; sons, Keith...
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Olivia Ma Dolores Flores

May 28, 1971 - January 2, 2017

Olivia Ma Dolores Flores, age 45 of Austin, Texas passed away January 2, 2017. She is survived by her children, Gabby, Denise, Daniel, and Julianna Flores. Funeral Service will be held from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 6200 Bolm Road.
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Walter Kline Boyd IV

October 27, 1979 - January 2, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that the Boyd family informs you that Walter Kline Boyd IV tragically passed away on the morning of January 2, 2017 in Mason, TX. Kline was 37 years old and lived in Austin with his wife and five month old son. Those who knew Kline gravitated towards his witty charm and contagious laughter. Kline will be deeply missed by his surviving family: wife, Maegan Cunningham...
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Bess Gerst

May 3, 1924 - January 2, 2017

Bessie "Bess" Faye Hinton Gerst, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 2, 2017. Bess was born on May 3, 1924 in Gonzales, Texas to Bella and Claude Hinton. Upon graduation from Gonzales High School, where Bess was the Salutatorian, she entered The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated in 1947 and began teaching at...
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Carolyn McKay Berry Yaryan

February 15, 1924 - January 1, 2017

Carolyn McKay Berry Yaryan was born to Marie Josephine and Harry McKay Berry in February of 1924 here in Austin, Texas. She was a graduate of Austin High School and attended the University of Texas where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Carolyn and Jess Oliver Yaryan were married at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glendale, California in June 1942, just after the start of WWII...
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Catherine Overstreet Corbitt

April 10, 1918 - January 1, 2017

Catherine Overstreet Corbitt passed away January 1, 2017 at the age of 98. She was born April 10, 1918 in Austin to her parents Fred Leroy Overstreet and Martha Schroeder Overstreet. She was the oldest of eleven children. She worked for Grand Silver Five and Dime and Lammes Candy when growing up. Catherine graduated from Austin High in 1936. In 1941, she married Eugene Corbitt while he was...
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Rafael "Anthony" Rosales

January 18, 1994 - January 1, 2017

Rafael Antonio Rosales (Rozie) born January 18, 1994, and passed away on January 1, 2017. Anthony was a young man who always wanted to see you face to face to help lift you up when you were down. Anthony was young but very wise. He tried his best to counsel, when you were doing wrong. He always tried his best to help solve a person's problems. Anthony was ordained to perform weddings and...
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Effanel "Nell" Stovall Miller

January 29, 1932 - January 1, 2017

Effanel (Nell) Stovall Miller went to be with the Lord, peacefully at her home, on New Year's morning, January 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 25 years, Freddie Miller, her parents, R.C. Stovall Jr. and Dorothy Fariss Stovall, her sister Dottie Sue Patton, and her nephew Collier Dean Patton. She is survived by her sister Doris Stovall Hamblin; her two sons,...
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Bill Heathcock

August 24, 1926 - January 1, 2017

Bill C. Heathcock (90), devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2017 after complications from pneumonia. Originally from Oklahoma, Bill and his wife, Vivienne, raised their children mostly in and around the Houston area and moved to Austin in 2002. Bill was a proud Choctaw Indian and Navy Veteran of WWII, having persuaded his mother, Hazel, to...
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Linda Beall Caplin

June 15, 1939 - December 31, 2016

Linda Beall Caplin, 77, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2016 at her home in Pflugerville, Texas. Linda was born June 15, 1939 in Hagerstown, MD to Robert and Jean Beall. Her father Robert, a Major with the 82nd Airborne, was killed in action during WWII. Linda was raised by her mother, Jean, and stepfather, Victor Tregea, in College Park, MD. She attended Mount Union College in Ohio...
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Robert Samuel Spiller

March 30, 1949 - December 30, 2016

Robert Samuel Spiller passed away on December 30, 2016 at the age of 67. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Kay Sanderson Spiller. Bob was full of life; he was an inspiration of kindness and generosity. His laugh and energetic spirit were contagious. Bob was born on March 30, 1949 in Austin. He grew up on Park Boulevard with five siblings and large group of neighborhood friends...
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Patsy Smith Brister

April 28, 1930 - December 30, 2016

Patsy Smith Brister, 86, peacefully passed away on December 30, 2016. Born in Waco on April 28, 1930 to parents Guy and Ruby Smith, Patsy grew up in Lubbock with her predeceased brothers, Joe Guy Smith and David Smith. Patsy attended Lubbock High School and graduated from Texas Tech University where she was a proud member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Patsy later married her college...
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Jack R. Crosby

August 4, 1926 - December 30, 2016

Jack R. Crosby passed away peacefully on December 30, 2016 at the Arbor at Westminster in Austin, Texas. He was surrounded by his family, and was visited in his final days by loyal friends from decades of entrepreneurship and civic involvement. He inspired legions through his kindness, generosity, honesty, humor, spirit of fun and sense of adventure. He was happiest in the company of family and...
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Warren M. Beaman II

February 21, 1921 - December 29, 2016

Warren M. Beaman II died peacefully, in his own home, on December 29, 2016. His energy and direction was always toward the good. His presence has been felt, and his mark has been made. His job is done. Well done. Warren M. Beaman II was born in Dallas, Texas on February 21, 1921. He was the elder son of Warren and Lillie Mae Beaman. He discovered the magic of radio at a young age, appearing...
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Betty Batts Agnew

December 9, 1930 - December 29, 2016

Betty Batts Agnew passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on December 29, 2016, after a stroke on Christmas day. Loved and appreciated for her quiet elegance, gracious goodheartedness and keen sense of humor, she enjoyed a beautiful holiday with friends and family. The youngest of five, Betty was born December 9, 1930, on the family farm in Ballinger, Texas, the daughter of...
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Mike Evans

February 15, 1950 - December 29, 2016

Mike Evans, lifelong Buda resident and owner of Mikes Barber Shop passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2016. He was 66 years old. Mike is survived by his brothers and sisters. Billy and RaiGenne Evans, Jerry and Ruth Ann Evans, Dave and Minerva Evans, Tim Evans, Terry and Thea Townsley and Shirley Fowler. Mike is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins who will carry...
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Mary Katherine George

November 22, 1930 - December 28, 2016

Mary Katherine George, 86, of Austin passed away Wednesday, December 28th, 2016. Mary was born in West Point, Texas on November 22, 1930, she was the daughter of Roy Owen and Middie Reeves Owen. Mary's father Roy passed away when Mary was very young. Mary's mother Middie remarried Charles "Churchie Boy" Rush. Mary formed a strong bond with Churchie Boy. Mary often spoke about Churchie Boy and...
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Guadalupe Piña Talamantes

February 25, 1923 - December 28, 2016

Guadalupe Piña Talamantes, 93, of Laredo, Texas, died on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas. He was born on February 25, 1923, in Gary, Indiana to Guadalupe Saenz Talamantes and Maria Piña Talamantes. Guadalupe went to school in Mexico and Gary, Indiana through the 8th grade. He retired from the Chrysler Corporation, working as a crane operator for many years. Guadalupe was in...
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Sarah Arriaga

February 21, 1934 - December 28, 2016

Severiana "Sarah" Rubio Arriaga returned to her maker on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the age of 82 to join her husband, Andy after 46 years of marriage. Sarah passed away in her home at Retirement and Nursing Center in Austin, Texas. Sarah was born in McNeil, Texas on February 21, 1934 to Amado Loa Rubio and Guadalupe Palacios Rubio. Sarah is survived by her sole son, Orlando Arriaga;...
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Cathryne Grace "Cate" George

February 28, 2014 - December 28, 2016

Cathryne Grace George "Cate", age 2, died peacefully Wednesday night, December 28, 2016. Cate was the daughter of Jonathan and Emily George and sister of Jake, age 5. Cate was our teacher and taught us to marvel at life and embrace it and its mysteries with full and open hearts. She held a candle for all of God's creatures that are muted, powerless, and rely solely on the kindness of others....
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William Edward Farrar, Jr.

September 18, 1937 - December 27, 2016

William Edward Farrar was born in Northfield, Ohio. His loving mother, Helen, nurtured an excitement of nature early in his life. His father, William, was an enthusiastic musician who instilled an enduring passion for multiple genres of music. Bill's only sibling is Thomas Farrar of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He married his soulmate, Veronica Kilroy, in April 1956, and they celebrated their 56th...
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Hallie Slaughter Casey

March 6, 1945 - December 27, 2016

Hallie Slaughter Casey, 71, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 27th surrounded by loved ones. Born in San Antonio, Texas on March 6, 1945, Hallie was the second of five children, born to George Owen Slaughter and Hallie Groos Slaughter. In 1957, she met the man who was to be the love of her life, Shelby Tim Casey. She was introduced to him as "Sweet Hallie," a name that fit...
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Jerry Allan Dietz

November 10, 1939 - December 27, 2016

Jerry Allan Dietz passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 27, 2016 at the age of 77. He was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Jo Nell Dietz. Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Lisa Dietz; lovingly remembered by his daughters, Susanna Hentrich and Roxie Nikolakos and his son, Timothy Dietz along with his five grandchildren , Angelina, Gianni, Mackenzy,...
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Wade Robert Gillham

October 27, 1967 - December 27, 2016

Wade Robert Gillham, late Corporate Marketing Director for Austin, TX-based Silicon Labs; beloved son, brother, husband and father; and dear friend to many, died on December 27, 2016, at Christopher House in Austin following a 28-month battle with cancer. He was 49. The youngest of four brothers, Wade was born in Stillwater, OK, in 1967 to Bill and Anabel Gillham—a father completing his...
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Clyde Allan Seekatz

July 3, 1947 - December 26, 2016

Clyde Allan Seekatz, 69, of Pflugerville, answered God's call to come home Monday, December 26, 2016. He was born in Austin, Texas on July 3, 1947 to A.E and Helen A. Seekatz. On March 7th 1969, he married Patricia Ann Rushing at Koenig Lane Christian Church in Austin, Texas. After attending McCallum High School in Austin, he studied drafting at Durham Business School. He then worked...
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Joe Dean Womble, M.D.

June 2, 1927 - December 26, 2016

Joe Dean Womble was born in Healdton, Oklahoma as the fourth of five children to Joe and Lola Womble. In 1934 the family moved to Gladewater, Texas and Joe remained in Texas the rest of his life. He graduated from Gladewater High School at the age of 16 and then went to North Texas Agriculture College (now UT Arlington) majoring in pre-med. Drafted for the military at age 18 and served one and...
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