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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

Eleanor Gail (Nelson) West

March 7, 1921 - April 24, 2015

Eleanor Gail (Nelson) West, 94, was born on March 7, 1921 in Childress, Texas and was taken home by our Lord on April 24, 2015. She married Charley West on July 31, 1938 in Burnet, Texas. Eleanor was better known as "Granny" by her family who was the center of her world. Eleanor enjoyed gardening and quilting. She had a green thumb and could grow anything. She made many, many quilts for her...
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Harriet Josephine Hokanson Strieber

April 16, 1937 - April 23, 2015

Harriet Josephine Hokanson Strieber, 78, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2015. She was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Texas on April 16, 1937 to Harry Carl Hokanson and Josephine Ellen Aarts Hokanson. She is preceded in death by maternal grandparents Ellin Sophia Holmström Aarts and William James Aarts, paternal grandparents Ida Hakansson Hokanson and Anton Hokanson, her parents...
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Claude Wylie Dawkins

January 20, 1919 - April 22, 2015

DAWKINS, Claude Wylie Mr. Dawkins went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 22, 2015. Born on January 20, 1919 in Chester, South Carolina and raised in Great Falls, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Teed Lee Fry Dawkins and James Alexander Dawkins. Wylie's first job after high school was in a cotton mill in Augusta, Georgia procured through his favorite...
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Baylus Bennett

April 2, 1940 - April 21, 2015

Baylus Bennett soared high as a champion pole vaulter at UT-but that was just a hint of how high he would soar throughout his life. A UT graduate with a doctorate in Aerospace Engineering, he worked for a time in the intelligence community, was a founder of his own company TICOM Inc., as well as a world traveler, soccer coach, trap shooting champion and especially a devoted husband, father and...
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Joseph Anthony "PaPa Joe" Giardina

June 13, 1929 - April 20, 2015

Joseph Anthony Giardina known as PaPa Joe passed away April 20, 2015. He was born on June 13, 1929 in Los Angeles, California to the late Charles and Francis Giardina. Joseph graduated from Pasadena City College in California. He served his country in the US Air Force. His business career started and retired with Century Papers. Joe and Beverly retired to The Hills in Lakeway, Texas in 1994....
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Annie M. Alexander Watrous

February 9, 1919 - April 19, 2015

Annie M. Alexander Watrous February 9, 1919 ~ April 19, 2015 Earthbound ~ Heavenbound God spoke and earth responded so that Annie Alexander was born February 9, 1919 in Cedar Creek, Texas to Julia and Joe Alexander. There were eight children resulting from this union of which Annie was the third girl. A total of (21) twenty-one siblings made up this family because of her father's previous...
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Jean Evelyn Busby McMichael

November 22, 1925 - April 17, 2015

Evelyn was born in Dallas, Texas, as the only child of Norris and Martha Busby. Graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in June 1943, her parents bought a house a few blocks north of SMU in hopes she would complete her college education there. Evelyn, however, had her own ideas of where she wanted to attend college. On a prior work trip with her dad, they had driven through Austin on the way...
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Efrain Perez-Ortega

September 20, 1922 - April 17, 2015

Efrain Perez-Ortega of Austin, Texas was born on September 20, 1922 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He passed away peacefully on April 17, 2015 at the age of 92. Efrain attended school in Mayaguez and Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Efrain was drafted into the United States Army and was stationed in Panama during World War II. When Efrain completed his tour of duty with the Army, he attended the...
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Frances McNeely Leonard

March 11, 1936 - April 16, 2015

Frances McNeely Leonard, 79, died peacefully at her home in Austin, Texas, Thursday evening April 16. Frances was an avid supporter of the arts and humanities, having retired in 2004 as director of the non-profit Texas Humanities Resource Center, now known as Humanities Texas; a position she thoroughly enjoyed and was passionate about. Frances was born March 11, 1936 in Levelland, Texas. ...
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Betty Jean Herboek

November 12, 1922 - April 15, 2015

Betty Jean Herboek, age 92, of Austin, Texas, died on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was born on November 12, 1922 to Joseph and Louise Zunker Van Buren in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating high school, Betty was employed with Russell Insurance Company, Bruner Water Softener, and Hydromax, all in Milwaukee. Betty enjoyed sewing, crafts, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her...
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Charles Monroe (Charlie) Heard

December 3, 1924 - April 14, 2015

Charles Monroe Heard ("Charlie") was born December 3, 1924, in Wetumka, Oklahoma. He died in Austin, Texas, on April 14, 2015, preceded in death by his wife, Althea Heard, his son, Mark, his parents Grace and Elmer Heard, and his brothers, Elmer and John. Charlie is survived by Mary Ann Grance and his children, Lynne H. Williams (husband John), Stephen Ortman Heard, and David Frank Heard (wife...
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Jennifer Lou Watkins

December 11, 1970 - April 13, 2015

Jennifer Watkins December 11, 1970 – April 13, 2015 Jennifer Lou Watkins, 44, was born in Austin, Texas to Carolyn and David Watkins. She graduated from Sidney Lanier HS in Austin and then attended college at the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington. She then began her career in medical billing in the DFW area for several years before returning to her native...
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William (Bill) Ross, Jr.

October 11, 1925 - April 12, 2015

William Ross Jr. passed away on April 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas after a brief illness. He was born on October 11, 1925, the only child of Bill and Janet Ross. While growing up, he acquired the nickname of "Sandy" and was always known by that to lifelong friends and family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Karyl Hansen Ross, whom he often described as a "Lovely Lady." Bill...
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Louisa Mahone Donoghue

July 17, 1944 - April 12, 2015

Louisa Mahone Donoghue passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015, and Heaven received another angel. Louisa was born in San Angelo on July 17, 1944, to Dortha Wattinger Mahone and John Thomas Mahone. She grew up in Austin on Jarratt Avenue, was a member of the first graduating class of St. Andrew's Episcopal School and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School. She attended The University of Texas...
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Billy Philip "Bill" Arhos

November 3, 1934 - April 11, 2015

ARHOS, BILLY PHILIP "BILL" (November 3, 1934 ~ April 11, 2015) Bill Arhos was born in Teague, Freestone County, Texas, to Philip A. Arhos and Helen Bournias Arhos. In 1941 the family moved to Bryan, Texas, where Bill attended Bryan Public Schools and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1953. From 1953 to 1957, Bill attended Rice University (then Rice Institute) on a baseball and...
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Benjamin Bryan Covington, USN, Retired

April 3, 1953 - April 11, 2015

Commander Benjamin Bryan Covington, USN, Retired Benjamin Bryan Covington died from complications related to Alzheimer's disease on April 11, 2015 in Austin, TX. He was 62. Bryan was born in Albany, Georgia on April 3, 1953, to loving parents Benjamin Bouie Covington, Jr. and Marjorie Elizabeth Hannum Covington. He was the eldest of five children. Bryan spent his early years in Florida,...
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Mary Elizabeth Scott

May 18, 1927 - April 11, 2015

Our beloved mother, Mary Elizabeth Scott, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Mom was born on May 18, 1927 in North Carolina to Fred and Arbutus Bryson. She was 87 years old. Although Mom called the Smokey Mountains home, she became a Texan over 65 years ago. She met her much loved husband, Earl M. Scott, on Valentine's Day and they began their married life together...
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Catherine Kane

June 25, 1924 - April 10, 2015

Catherine Kane, 90, passed away peacefully at Christopher House surrounded by her children Friday April 10, 2015. Born on June 25, 1924 in West Haven, CT to Joseph and Catherine Kelly, "Katie", as she was affectionately referred to by her family and "Kay" by her friends, grew up in Connecticut. On a weekend trip to the Poconos in New York State, she met Joseph Kane of Philadelphia. They...
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Erna Lydia Sawyer

October 10, 1928 - April 10, 2015

Erna Lydia Klotz Sawyer entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 10, 2015. She was born on October 10, 1928, in Travis County, near Coupland, Texas. Erna was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Richland community, near Pflugerville. The third and youngest child of Albert Klotz Sr. and Minnie Felder Klotz, she grew up on a farm and attended Manor High School...
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Barbara Lynn Smith Devetski

November 13, 1948 - April 8, 2015

Barbara Lynn Smith Devetski died on April 8, 2015 after a fierce and lengthy battle with cancer. Barbara was born in Steubenville, OH on November 13, 1948 to Howard Smith and Doris Jensen Smith. In 1960 the family relocated to Long Beach/Michigan City, IN and Barb graduated from Michigan City Elston Senior High in 1967, third in her class of close to 800 students. A highlight of high school...
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Courtenay Corwin Browning

April 3, 1932 - April 8, 2015

Courtenay Corwin Browning, 83, passed away peacefully at her home in Austin surrounded by her children Wednesday, April 8th, 2015. Born on April 3rd, 1932 in Austin, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Orville Corwin, Junior, "Toni", as she was affectionately named by her sister, grew up in Austin and Corpus Christi, Texas. Courtenay had a deep, quiet faith and was an inspiration to all that loved and...
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Victoria Lee Haddon

October 31, 1945 - April 8, 2015

Victoria Lee Haddon, 69, died on April 8, 2015. Her mother, Doris Smith, father Jim King, and her "Sweet Little Angel Named Sophie" (Yorkie) preceded her in death. After graduating from Travis High School, she married Dwaine New who was killed in Vietnam. Vickie is survived by her husband Erwin Haddon that she loved so very much and was married to for 40 years. She leaves behind many close...
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Michele Kendall

October 20, 1943 - April 7, 2015

Michele Kendall, often known as Mike or Mikey to family and friends, was the oldest of three girls. Born to Nona Clarice Mellard and Wesley Orval Mellard in Altus, Oklahoma in October of 1943. Throughout her life she nurtured a love of history and family, past generations have been a part of Texas history that Mike expressed in the family photographs, arranging many in such a way that it kept...
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Shelburne J. Veselka

July 3, 1943 - April 7, 2015

Shelly Veselka was a son, husband, father, soldier, attorney and faithful friend. He was also a professional traveler, spreading his generous spirit worldwide. In the course of his life, he criss-crossed the state of Texas hundreds of times, explored the United States from coast-to-coast, served a military stint in Vietnam and vacationed in far-flung corners of the globe. He was always on the...
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Joye Lucerne White

September 13, 1931 - April 6, 2015

Joye Lucerne White, age 83, beloved wife and mother, died April 6, 2015. She was born in Red Water, Texas on September 13, 1931 to Gertrude and Hollis Clark. Joye is survived by her husband of 63 years Walter E. White, Jr., her son and daughter-in-law Brian and Barbara White, her son and daughter-in-law Clark and Margaret White, five grandchildren Craig White, Ross White, Leah White, Lauren...
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Mary Lewis

September 9, 1925 - April 4, 2015

Mary Lewis began every morning with a cup of coffee and the Austin American Statesman obituaries. As a florist she was West Austin's confidante. She was the first to know who was born, whom we loved, whom we thanked, who was engaged, who was ill and whom we lost. As wife of R.A. Lewis, she referred to herself as "the man behind the man." She was his compass rose. On April 4th, 2015, R.A. plucked...
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Rebecca Urban

March 1, 1974 - April 4, 2015

Rebecca Urban passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Rebecca was an amazing person with a huge heart - whether it was supporting family, friends, or animals, she was always there with a smile on her face. Rebecca brought joy to the world and will be missed terribly by her friends and family. Rebecca's smile was contagious and you could even hear the smile through the phone. She...
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Max Cantu Segrets

March 15, 1943 - April 3, 2015

Max Cantu Segrets, of Austin, TX, died in his sleep surrounded by his family, on Good Friday, April 3rd, 2015. He was 72 years old. Max is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Segrets of Austin, TX, and his children, Vernoie Segrets and Marc Hobbs of Austin, TX, Christopher and Yolanda Segrets of Austin, TX, and Stephen and Molly Segrets of Leander, TX. He is also survived by his eleven...
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Ruth Wilson Mills

January 17, 1924 - April 3, 2015

Ruth Wilson Mills, 91, passed away April 3, 2015, in Austin TX. Ruth was born January 17, 1924, to Myrta and James Robert (Bob) Wilson in Newton TX. After spending her childhood in Newton County, Ruth moved to the Beaumont area during World War II. She worked part time at Bethlehem Shipyard during the war, later taking an administrative position at Baptist Hospital. During her work at...
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Florence Joch

February 21, 1925 - April 3, 2015

Florence Joch, born February 21, 1925, passed on April 3, 2015 at the age of 90. Florence was the daughter of the late Ansel & Edna (Earnest) Dieterich. Florence is survived by her husband, Ralph C. Joch; daughters, Deborah and Barbara; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Jimmy (Shirley), Jerry (Jenny), Gene (Fran); and one sister, Dorothy Henshaw of...
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John Bullock Read

May 29, 1969 - April 2, 2015

John Bullock Read passed away Thursday morning April 2, 2015 at his mother's home. His mother was by his side as she had been during his long illness. John was 45 years old and a lifelong resident of Austin. John was born on May 29, 1969 at the original Seton Hospital in Austin to Sally Read Browning and Arlin Farmer. John worked for the General Land Office as a network specialist for 24 years...
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Ruben Nunez Martinez

September 2, 1927 - April 2, 2015

Ruben Nunez Martinez, born 09/02/27 to Fred C. and Jesusita N. Martinez in Houston, Texas. He left this world on 04/02/15. He was a resident of Austin, Texas for the past 30 years and was a former resident of Friendswood, Texas where he spent his childhood and young adult years. Ruben was a Marine Veteran and a Purple Heart recipient from the Korean War. He attended the University of Houston....
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Nelda Roueche Taylor

January 10, 1941 - April 2, 2015

Born January 10, 1941 in Statesville, NC to Mabel Shaver Watts and Glenn Watts, Nelda Taylor passed away at the age of 74 years on April 2, 2015. Nelda is survived by her husband Dan Taylor of Austin; daughters Michelle Roueché and her husband David Thomas of Belton, and Courtney Taylor of Austin; sons Jay Roueche and his wife Elise of Dallas, and John Taylor and his wife Cyndi of Houston;...
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William "Bill" Bailey

June 30, 1928 - March 28, 2015

Bill Bailey took his last flight and sailed into heaven March 28, 2015. William Bryant "Bill" Bailey (Major, USAF Retired) died peacefully at home surrounded by love. Bill was born June 30, 1928 in Buffalo, New York to Roland G. and Esther Bailey. He spent most of his youth in Westfield, New Jersey. He was a curious and adventuresome child, characteristics he kept throughout his life. ...
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Sue Heatly

February 6, 1938 - March 28, 2015

Sue Heatly was born in Austin, TX, on February 6, 1938, the third child of Sidney and Catherine Newton Heatly. She died on Saturday, March 28, 2015, of pancreatic cancer at Hospice Austin Christopher House. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Gail Heatly Arnold. She is survived by her sister, Ann Heatly Meyers of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and her brother, Sidney Ashton Heatly, Jr....
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Dorothy Cox

December 31, 1930 - March 28, 2015

Dorothy Nell Pittsford Cox , in the presence of those she loved and cherished, passed peacefully into glory March 28, 2015. Her name is carved in the hearts of the ones who loved her and whose lives she touched. " Dotty" was rich toward God, family and friends. "Mother/Granny/Great Granny" never forgot a birthday. She lived for her family and loved them unconditionally. She was a born again...
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Jesus Martinez

June 8, 1920 - March 28, 2015

Jesus Martinez, age 94, passed away on March 28, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years Andrea Martinez, six children, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Wake will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30th at Weed-Corley-Fish, S. Congress. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 31st at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. Interment to follow...
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Lanny van Allen

March 25, 1936 - March 27, 2015

On March 27th, Lanny, (Lilyanne) van Allen, Austin, TX., passed into the arms of her Savior. A woman of grace and ability, she will be remembered as a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, outstanding educator, a true Christian, esteemed friend, and inspiration to all who knew her. She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Dirk, her loving son Jon and his wife Cheryl, and their...
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Kathleen Neves Bobbitt

September 10, 1917 - March 27, 2015

Kathleen Neves Bobbitt, age 97, a resident of Austin since 1952, passed away on March 27, 2015. Kathleen was born on September 10, 1917 in Ratcliff, Texas. Her family moved to Conroe, Texas and she graduated from Conroe High School. On April 25, 1942, Kathleen married Colon Bobbitt and they were married for 65 years until Colon's death in 2007. She is survived by her daughter, Marsha...
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Don L. Rives

September 8, 1934 - March 27, 2015

Don L. Rives died peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2015, at his home in Austin following a year-long bout with cancer. He was 80. Don was born in Marshall, Texas on September 8, 1934, the son of Luther Aaron Rives and Lois Maurine Anderson Rives. His elementary school music teacher noticed his beautiful soprano voice in class, and with his parents' blessing, accompanied Don to Dallas for an...
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Jefferson Jones (JJ) Baskin

June 21, 1966 - March 26, 2015

Jefferson Jones (JJ) Baskin passed in his Austin home holding the hand of his beloved wife Joy just past midnight on March 26, 2015, following his valiant year-long fight with cancer and the celebration of their 15th wedding anniversary. JJ was a Texan. He lived his entire life in Texas. Born in Midland on June 21, 1966, JJ attended Midland Independent School District schools, graduating in...
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Joseph Lopreato

July 13, 1928 - March 25, 2015

Joseph Lopreato, loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was a true modern day renaissance man; deeply intelligent, quick-witted, knowledgeable, and joyful. He was a skillful chef and enjoyed hosting dinner parties for his friends and families, regaling them with humorous stories and supplying them with wonderful wines. He was an avid reader, card...
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Frances A. Young

April 11, 1921 - March 25, 2015

Frances A Young was called home by our heavenly father on March 25, 2015. Frances was born April 11, 1921 in Nixon, TX to Otto and Almeda (nee Ramsay) Askey. At a young age, after her father died, she moved to Gonzales where she lived until she graduated from Gonzales High School. After completing high school a year early, she moved to Georgetown, TX to attend Southwestern University. After...
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Rodolfo Marquez

June 5, 1931 - March 23, 2015

Rodolfo Marquez passed away peacefully on March 23 at the age of 83. He was a caring husband, father, brother, uncle and friend and he leaves behind a loving family including his wife, Damiana; son, Rodolfo (Rudy) Marquez, Jr. (and Norma); daughter, Rita Rubio (and Freddy); daughter, Rebecca Marquez; son Ruben Marquez (and Buffie), son, Randy (Victor) Marquez (and Sally); sister, Evangelina...
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Brenden David Barrett

November 11, 1990 - March 22, 2015

Brenden David Barrett, 24, of Leander, Texas went to be with Our Lord on March 22, 2015. He was born November 11, 1990 in Carrollton, Texas. He is survived by his mother, Kelly Jean Hernandez; step-father, Joe Hernandez; and his sister, Kameron Penn. Brenden worked in the oil field industry as a Roughneck for Canelson Drilling, Inc. in Midland, Texas. He was a loving son and brother. He...
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Lanora McClure

March 1, 1922 - March 22, 2015

Lanora McClure died peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Austin, Texas. She was born on March 1, l922, in Shattuck, Oklahoma to parents Henry and Mollie Ehrlich. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Bob McClure, her sister, Rosalie Glasgow and her brother, Leroy Ehrlich. Lanora grew up during the depression—hard times on the plains of Oklahoma. She married a local rancher,...
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William (Bill) Jameson

October 15, 1918 - March 21, 2015

William Ralph "Bill" Jameson, Sr., 96, of New Ulm, passed from us on March 21, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Culver Jameson. The couple would have celebrated their diamond anniversary on May 6 of this year. Bill was the father of William Ralph Jameson, Jr., and Peter Daniel Jameson II, and the grandfather of William Ralph Jameson III, Morgan Ann Jameson, and Peter Daniel...
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Alys Genevieve "Gemee" Alexander

December 9, 1957 - March 21, 2015

Alys Genevieve Alexander, known affectionately as "Gemee," was born to Genevieve Tarlton Hearon and Bob Alexander on December 9, 1957. Quick to greet you with a smile and a "hello darlin',"Gemee was a kindhearted and sweet soul who had a perpetual sense of optimism. As a child, Gemee was a straight-A student and promising ballerina with a delightful, gentle and tenacious personality. Gemee...
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Sylvia D.A. Kirk Scrimgeour Cook

July 18, 1934 - March 21, 2015

Sylvia D. A. Kirk Scrimgeour Cook was born July 18, 1934 and passed away peacefully in Austin on March 21st, 2015. Sylvia is preceded in death by her father, John Connor Scrimgeour, mother Dorothy A. Kirk Puttock Scrimgeour and Brother Jim Scrimgeour. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Earle (Bob) Cook, brother Peter Scrimgeour and wife Dorothy of Austin and their son Tracy,...
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Allegra Anastasia Siller, "Leggy"

March 15, 1989 - March 20, 2015

Announcement: Allegra Anastasia Siller (Leggy), 26, Culinary Professional, Fitness Instructor, Artist of all things, freed her spirit Friday, 03/20/2015 in Austin, TX and is now at peace. Life Summary: Allegra was born 03/15/1989, in San Antonio Texas to Ronald and Nancie Siller. An explorer and traveler, Allegra forged bonds all over the world with those she befriended. Though shy at...
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Margaret "Peggy" Stewart

February 17, 1935 - March 20, 2015

Peggy Stewart died Friday, March 20, 2015, eighty glorious years old, with only the last seven complicated by breast cancer and its inconveniences. She was born on February 17, 1935, in Long Beach, California, to Harold and Norma Reiber, teachers and recent Canadian emigrants. A first generation American, Peggy ironically also claimed ancestors who emigrated on the Mayflower in 1620. That...
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Marolyn June Robertson

June 29, 1930 - March 20, 2015

Marolyn June (Brown) Robertson passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2015. She was born in Rockdale, Texas on June 29, 1930 to Mason and Edith Brown. She spent her early years in Rockdale until the family moved to Houston when she was 12 years old. She graduated from Jeff Davis High School in Houston. On July 3, 1949 she married the love of her life, the late Kenneth Richard Robertson, Sr.,...
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Chester A. Jackson

December 6, 1915 - March 20, 2015

Chester Arthur Jackson, 99, transitioned to his heavenly home on March 20, 2015 after a long and prosperous life. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is a crown of righteousness for me......" (II Timothy 4:7). Brother...
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Joe Wayne Mladenka

April 26, 1949 - March 19, 2015

Joe Wayne Mladenka, a resident of Lakeway, Texas, died of complications of type 1 diabetes and went to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on March 19, 2015. Joe was born April 26, 1949 in Luling, Texas. He was a 1968 graduate of Killeen High School and attended Central Texas College. A long time resident of San Antonio, he had a long, rewarding career with Fleming Foods, as a...
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Richard F. Mackin

November 18, 1935 - March 19, 2015

Richard F. Mackin, 79, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2015. Born on November 18, 1935, to John J. and Margaret (Whelpley) Mackin in Bronx, New York; he was 1 of 14 children. He grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and at the age of 19 joined the U.S. Air Force; he retired in 1974 after 20 years of service. He settled in Austin, Texas, where he worked at St. David's Community Hospital...
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Jack G. Chavez

February 2, 1921 - March 18, 2015

WWII veteran Jack G. Chavez, age 94, died from complications of congestive heart failure on March 18, 2015. Jack was a photogrammatrist, explorer and tinkerer. He was predeceased by his wife Avon and one daughter. He is survived by a daughter and grandson. Special thanks are given to Dr. Larry Kravitz and nurse Jenny and to Texas Home Care Partners aides Sherry, Mollie and Jane who held his...
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Ferdinand "Ferdy" Rosenfeld

December 1, 1921 - March 16, 2015

Ferdinand "Ferdy" Rosenfeld, 93, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015. Ferdy was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Friends and family alike knew him as "Papa" and he embodied so many fatherly qualities. He was nurturing, loved children and overflowed with patience and kindness. He donated countless hours of volunteer work....
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Makki Bigman

March 20, 1947 - March 16, 2015

Our sister would have turned 68 on March 20, 2015. After fighting a tough battle with COPD, she passed away on the morning of March 16. Sister Barbara (Johnson) was with her as she peacefully took her last breath. Charline (Eppright) and Cathy (Miller) have been either in the hospital or a nursing home with her since the 26th of January. Maxine Beardsley is the 2nd daughter to Charles Howard...
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James O'Dwyer Dunaway

August 17, 1927 - March 15, 2015

James O'Dwyer Dunaway, age 87, died peacefully in his bed in Austin, Texas after a brief illness on March 15, 2015. Born on August 17, 1927 in Houston, Texas, Jim served in the US Navy during World War II before receiving his bachelor's degree from Penn State University in 1949. After graduation he worked for General Electric, then for a series of advertising agencies, and ultimately settled...
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Dorothy (Dody) Moritz

November 8, 1924 - March 15, 2015

Our beloved Dorothy (Dody) Sangalli Moritz was called home to her heavenly father on March 15, 2015 at the age of 90. Dody was born on November 8, 1924. When she was a teenager, her mother Essie and stepfather Eddie Sangalli moved to Austin, where they owned Sangalli's Cafe. Dody attended and graduated from Austin High School in 1942, before attending the University of Texas where she studied...
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James Fred Sizer, Sr.

June 11, 1952 - March 14, 2015

James Fred Sizer, Sr., died suddenly on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his home in Austin Texas. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Dotti; his daughter and son-in-law, Caroline and Mark Wolff; his son and daughter-in-law, James (Jr.) and Jennifer Sizer; his five beautiful grandchildren, Elias, Taylor, Amos, Andrew and Sabrina; his mother, Winnie Sizer; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Frank and...
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Kathryn Shepard Dyer

January 5, 1950 - March 13, 2015

Katy Dyer, age 65, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 24 at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, 2800 Hancock Drive. Afterwards, there will be a celebration of her life at 11:30 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 200 East 8th Street.
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James Michael Walker

February 28, 1956 - March 12, 2015

James Michael Walker, 59 Leander, Texas Born February 28, 1956 Died March 12, 2015 Jim is survived by his children: Justin Charles and Kristin Lee Walker Rachel Lee Walker Katherine Elizabeth Walker His sisters and brother: Linda Lee Walker Horbal Lisa Ann Walker Mayfield Catherine Gail Walker Terry Mark William Cooney His nephews: Harry John Trube III Clayton Thomas Vickery ...
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Edwina "Lea" Lair

June 30, 1925 - March 10, 2015

Edwina "Lea" Lair, age 89 of Austin went home to be with her Lord, March 10, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband of 70 plus years, Norman Lair, USAF Major, Ret.; her children, her son, Richard Lair of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Patricia Nelker of Austin; her grandchildren, Kimberly Nelker Plunk, Cameron Lair, Michelle Lair Paterson; and numerous great-grandchildren. A Memorial...
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Charles R. Moeller

June 2, 1915 - March 10, 2015

Charles R. Moeller passed away March 10, 2015 at the age of 99. He was born June 2, 1915 to Rudolph and Christine Moeller in rural Iowa. Charles was married to Edna Miller who predeceased him in 2009, after 71 years of marriage. Charles was a livestock speculator near Durant, Iowa until his retirement. After retirement, Charles and Edna enjoyed 20 years as "Winter Texans" in Mission, Texas...
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Lila Jo Durham

November 7, 1942 - March 10, 2015

Lila Jo Durham, age 72, died peacefully on March 10, 2015 at her home in Leander Texas after her struggle with cancer. Lila was born November 7, 1942 to James O. McManus and Margie E. McManus in Trinidad, Texas. On March 4, 1961 Lila married Houston Lee Durham and is the proud mother of six children. Lila enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing, and cooking. Lila was an amazing mother,...
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James Allen "Jamie" Estepp

February 6, 1973 - March 9, 2015

Estepp, James Allen "Jamie" February 6, 1973 – March 9, 2015 On February 6th, 1973 a gift was given to us when God breathed life into "Jamie" James Allen Estepp. He was the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. James Arnold Estepp and grandson of Hazel Rowell. Jamie's life was tragically shortened by Chiari disease. Jamie graduated from Hyde Park Baptist School and then earned two business...
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Maxine Fleischer Goldman

March 22, 1925 - March 9, 2015

GOLDMAN, Maxine Fleischer Maxine Goldman, age 89, of Austin died March 09, 2015. Maxine was born in St. Louis, graduating from Soldan High School, where she met the love of her life, Neilson Goldman. Maxine and Neil recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Maxine's great interest was in volunteering, and proudly received recognition as Volunteer of the Year in St. Louis. While...
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George Neville Stephenson

February 18, 1918 - March 7, 2015

George Neville Stephenson was born February 18, 1918 in Austin, Texas and passed away on March 7, 2015. He was the fourth child of William Henry and Loma Keesee Stephenson. He is preceded in death by a son, James H. Stephenson; brothers Harold, Earl and Clyde; and sister, Doris Stephenson Wright. George attended school in Austin and was employed by Brown and Root to work on the Marshall Ford...
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Mark Michael McCaffery

January 18, 1961 - March 6, 2015

Mark Michael McCaffery passed away on Friday, March 6. Beloved son of the late Manus McCaffery and Florence "Dolly" Mikol McCaffery, he is survived by his brothers James McCaffery of New Orleans, Louisiana, Edward McCaffery of Cleveland, Ohio, nieces, nephews, and countless friends. He was born in 1961 and was only 54, leaving us far too soon. He graduated with honors from St. Ignatius High...
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Marjorie Bartel

November 5, 1925 - March 6, 2015

Our mother, Marjorie Bartel, a long-time Austinite, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 89, on March 6, 2015. Mom was born in Erie, PA and married Harry Bartel, who later became a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. As a military wife of 18 years, she had the opportunity to live in several countries, including Japan and Germany. Dad preceded Mom in death in April 1995. She is...
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Sylvia H. Lopez

September 26, 1944 - March 6, 2015

Sylvia H. Lopez, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, was called home by our heavenly father at the age of 70 on March 6, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe T. Lopez; parents, Pedro Hernandez and Anita L. Hernandez; daughter, Jessica Gonzales; granddaughter, Christina M. Ramirez; sister, Janie Gonzales; brothers, John A. Hernandez and Robert Hernandez. She is survived...
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Betty Nitscher McGee

October 5, 1931 - March 6, 2015

Betty McGee was born Betty Lou Nitscher to Herman and Gladys Nitscher in Alpena, Michigan. She attended Lincoln High School in Lincoln Michigan, graduating in 1949. She married Robert Murphy in 1954 and they remained married until his death on February 27, 1997. They had four children, Sharon Kay Murphy Cook, Patrick Michael Murphy, John Robert Murphy, and James Edward Murphy. Her husband, Robert...
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Ardelia Babb Martin

December 6, 1936 - March 6, 2015

Ardelia Babb Parks Martin, 78, of Cedar Park, Texas formerly of Killeen, Texas passed away on March 6, 2015. She was born on December 6, 1936 in Risel, Texas to Lucile and Thomas Babb. She was educated in the Waco School District. She married David E. Parks and to this union three daughters were born, Brenda K. Calloway (James) of Mount Enterprise, Texas, Barbara A. Brown of Redding,...
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Savannah Marguerite Borden

April 1, 1999 - March 5, 2015

Savannah Marguerite Borden, 15, passed away in her home on March 5, 2015. She was born in Agadir, Morocco on April 1, 1999 to Tamara Atkinson and David Borden. Apart from her first few months living abroad, she spent her entire life in Austin, Texas. She attended both Open Door Preschool and Rosedale School. Savannah had an active social life and charmed people with her amazing smile and...
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Clarence Alvin Rowley

July 24, 1918 - March 5, 2015

Clarence Alvin Rowley, known as Alvin, a native Austinite, was born at home – not a hospital – close in the shadow of the Capitol building on July 24, 1918. Alvin was the oldest child of Clarence Rowley (Sr) and Mildred Gordon Holt. Alvin had 2 brothers and a sister. Early in life he became a swimmer. After their house burned down, his family lived in a camp tent on the grounds of Deep...
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Dorothy Colvin

January 19, 1918 - March 4, 2015

COLVIN, Dorothy Dorothy Colvin, 97, passed from this earth March 4th, 2015. She attended public schools in Midlothian, Texas and graduated from Trinity University when it was located in Waxahachie, Texas. While attending Trinity she met and later married James H. Colvin, her husband of 62 years and who preceded her in death in 2002. They both graduated from Trinity with degrees in mathematics....
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Fannie Lindeman

July 17, 1943 - March 4, 2015

Fannie Cordell Lindeman of Kingsland, died Wednesday March 4, 2015. Fannie was born in Austin on July 17, 1943. Her parents Lee Alvin and Vina Mae Cordell preceded her in death. She is survived by her five children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Monday March 9th at 2pm at Middle Fiskville Cemetery in Austin.
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Sylvia M. Gibbs

October 1, 1937 - March 4, 2015

SYLVIA M.GIBBS died March 4, 2015, at age 77 in her 3-J apartment, 1801 Lavaca St., Austin, TX, 78701. She had been seriously ill for several years, first with lupus in 1964, then emphysema about seven years ago, and finally the more recent possibility of Parkinson's. Sylvia is survived by her husband Jack after 53 years of marriage, by her daughter Laura K. Gibbs (the wife of Anderson White),...
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Iris Louise Werner Lester

May 8, 1924 - March 4, 2015

Iris Louise Werner Lester of Austin, and more recently San Antonio, peacefully passed away on March 4, 2015 in her home surrounded by loving family. Iris was born May 8, 1924 in Houston, Texas, the second daughter of Ella and Albert Werner. She attended Lamar High School and Rice University in Houston. During World War 2 she worked for Humble Oil. In 1949 she met William Harris Lester, a...
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Jackie Lee Waldrop

October 24, 1945 - March 4, 2015

Jackie Lee Waldrop, born Oct 24.1945 passed March 4, 2015. Survived by his wife, Sherry, daughters, Tracy Lynn and Rachel Cemental. Sons, Jack Brian and Michael Brandon Waldrop and Steve Wingo. Brother-in-laws, Dr's. Frosty and Pam Moore, Robin Moore and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie and Wilbert Klaus and Doyle and Colleen Moore. Jack loved...
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Ruth Gibson Moore

July 6, 1920 - March 4, 2015

Ruth Gibson Moore of Austin and San Antonio passed away in her sleep at 94 years of age on March 4, 2015. Ruth was born on July 6, 1920 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Ruth was proud of growing up on a dairy farm near Alvin, Texas. She loved to tell stories of being a self-described country girl, working hard with her 2 sisters and 4 brothers on the family farm. She delighted in telling about singing...
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Donnell June Lang Sutherland

October 31, 1936 - March 4, 2015

Donnell June Lang Sutherland Donna Lang Sutherland, 78, went to be with her Lord on March 4, 2015, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born October 31, 1936, and was a lifelong resident of Austin. She was predeceased by her Mother, Neenah Lang and Auntie Zera Jones, who, together, raised her. Donna was a loving and giving mother and grandmother to those who survive her,...
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Virginia Onita North

July 12, 1924 - March 4, 2015

Virginia Onita North was born at home in Travis County, Texas July 12, 1924 on the Texas ranch of her parents, James Dillard and Ollie Singleton. This is the home she loved throughout her long life. Virginia, our mom, embraced life through the Great Depression and World War II, surviving two husbands and raising four children, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She constantly...
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Scott M. Smith

August 8, 1946 - March 3, 2015

Scott M. Smith was born on August 8, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas, the first child of Henry C. Smith and Clora Mae McCauley Smith. He died on March 3, 2015 in Austin, Texas at Christopher House after being diagnosed with cancer in 2003. He faced this phase of his life in a spirit of calm analysis consistent with the way he faced everything in his life. He is survived by his wife of 27 years,...
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Bettye J. Jackson

July 30, 1934 - March 3, 2015

Bettye J. Jackson, born July 30, 1934 in Thrall, TX to Frank and Bertha Jackson, she was the 4th child of 12 siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and three brothers. Bettye leaves to cherish her fond memory her son, Donald Ray Jackson; two granddaughters, Kayla Joyce and Kearston Bertha; one great granddaughter, Aniah, all of Las Vegas; three sisters, Frankie...
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Helen McLaughlin Putman

December 16, 1922 - March 2, 2015

Helen McLaughlin Putman, 92, of Austin, Texas died Monday, March 2, 2015. Born December 16, 1922 in Chicago Illinois, Helen moved to the south Texas town of Mercedes as a young girl with her mom (Agnes), brother (Jack) and sister (Gertrude). As a young woman, Helen lived in San Antonio and then Houston where she married Edward D. Putman in 1961. After getting married, Helen and Ed moved to...
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Marjorie Sweet

July 4, 1929 - March 2, 2015

Surrounded by her loved ones, Margie Sweet passed from this life to the next on Monday, March 2nd. Marjorie Ann McElyea was born on July 4, 1929 in Grenola, Kansas. Patriotic from the very start, her favorite colors were red, white, and blue. After childhood stints in Kansas and California, Margie settled into life as a high school student in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Always an independent spirit,...
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Claude Nolen

July 10, 1921 - March 2, 2015

Claude Hunter Nolen, teacher, scholar, and social activist, died at his South Austin home on March 2, 2015, surrounded by four generations of his loving family. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on July 10, 1921, he grew up in that city and on a farm in Imboden, Arkansas, during the Great Depression. As a U.S. Army infantryman during World War II, he served in the Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, and...
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Fred A. Wells, Jr.

August 17, 1931 - March 1, 2015

Fred Wells What a man. He never met a stranger, remembered everyone's name and made them his friend. Fred, age 83 of Lakeway, Tx. died March 1, 2015 after a 2 year battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Linda; his four children, Jan Pertschuk of Rancho Santa Fe, Ca.; son Clay Wells of Aspen, Co.; son Andy Wells (Dana) of Austin; and daughter Teresa Marie Wells ...
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Robert "Bob" Armstrong

November 7, 1932 - March 1, 2015

Robert Landis "Bob" Armstrong loved his family, Texas, land, and God. He never met a stranger and looked for the best in each person he encountered. Bob, who served seven years in the Texas House of Representatives and twelve years as Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office died of heart failure Sunday evening. He was 82. Both in the Texas House and as Land Commissioner, Bob was...
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E. V. "Vic" Niemeyer, Jr.

September 28, 1919 - March 1, 2015

E.V. "Vic" Niemeyer, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on March 1, 2015, holding the hand of his beloved wife Lala. He was born in Houston on September 28, 1919 and grew up in La Porte, Texas on Galveston Bay. He graduated from the local high school in 1936 and then attended Schreiner Institute in Kerrville and the U.S. Naval Academy for one year, before graduating from the University of Texas...
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Cason James Eckhoff

April 24, 1994 - February 28, 2015

All who saw Cason saw a firm façade, but anyone who approached him found his beautifully kind spirit. Cason's gentle soul loved his friends, his band, drawing and driving his car. He had so much to give and grow. I will miss you dearly Cason, Dad. For almost twenty-one years, this wonderful life of Cason's has been a part of all of ours. We have seen the skinny kid with blonde curls turn...
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Jimmy W. Smallwood

October 27, 1936 - February 28, 2015

Born in Winters, Texas, 1st son of Archie and Stella Smallwood.Preceded in death by his parents Archie and Stella Smallwood and his two brothers Alford (Al) and Millard (Woody) and his oldest son Jimmy Ralph. Survived by sister Vada McCallum and husband Stanley McCallum; Wife Janet Smallwood; Daughters Vickie, Lorna, Bridget; youngest son James; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. ...
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Joseph Winford "Joe Mac" McDaniel

December 15, 1923 - February 28, 2015

Joseph Winford "Joe Mac" McDaniel was born December 15th, 1923, in the Gilmer/ Hot Coffee area of Mississippi. Joe entered the gates of heaven of February 28th, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of Ida Lou Flynt and George Washington McDaniel. As a boy he worked the cotton fields and held various other labor intensive jobs in order to help support his family. On the promise of a job...
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Peter Browne McNutt

November 5, 1955 - February 27, 2015

Peter Browne McNutt, 59, passed away February 27, 2015. Peter was born on November 5th, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas to Dr. John and Kathleen McNutt. He grew up in Austin, graduated from Westlake High School, and received a degree from Louisiana State University in music theory and composition. Peter loved playing the drums, and taught scores of students to perform on percussion instruments...
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Margaret "Peggy" Dougal

September 5, 1929 - February 27, 2015

Margaret ("Peggy") Jane McLennan Dougal, 85, died Friday, February 27, 2015 in Austin, Texas with loving family at her side. Peggy will be remembered for her faith, kindness, wit and love. Peggy was born in Des Moines, Iowa on September 5, 1929, the second child of Donald McKenzie McLennan and Leola Bell Peterson McLennan. She grew up during the Great Depression and was instilled with a...
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Michael Leonard Molberg

July 7, 1955 - February 27, 2015

Michael, loved father, brother, and son passed away February 27, 2015. Michael owned and operated M-N-J Grocery in McDade, Tx. for 17 years. He graduated from The University of Texas in 1977. Michael was born in Austin, Tx. on July 7, 1955 to Leonard C. Molberg, Jr. and Winifred S. Johnson. Michael loved life, people, and his family. Michael's legacy continues with his children, Jessica and...
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Juanita Mary Roberts

February 27, 2015

Juanita Mary Roberts of Austin passed away peacefully February 27, with her daughter by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Roberts, and her grandson, Brandon Welch Laningham. She is survived by her son Johnny Wyatt, his wife Patty; son, Eddy Wyatt; daughter Patty Laningham and husband Tom; granddaughter Nicolette Laningham; granddaughter Kimberly McKnight and...
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Chris Vincent

February 27, 2015

Christopher Vincent, 55, beloved husband, brother and friend of so many in the Austin music scene passed away on Friday, February the 27th. Born July 3rd, 1959, son of John and Teresa Vincent, both deceased. He leaves behind his loving wife Maribel, his older brother, David, his younger sister Sun-ja and her Husband Yo, and his often bragged-about niece, Danielle. A memorial service will...
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