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Mary Penn

June 8, 1919 - April 21, 2014

Mary Penn, 94, of DeSoto, Texas was called home by her Lord on April 21, 2014. She was born in Middleton, Tennessee on June 8, 1919 to parents John Miller Grantham and Mary Roberta Norton Grantham. She graduated from Middleton High School in 1937 then went to a Business College in Memphis, TN. Prior to marriage she supported the WWII war effort by working in the office of a war production plant....
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Lynn Turlington

July 14, 1937 - April 19, 2014

Boyce Lynn Turlington was born July 14, 1937 and died unexpectedly in his sleep April 19, 2014. He was 76 years old and dear to all his family who preferred to have him around for a much longer time. Lynn was the 2nd son born to Zellner Joel Turlington and Letha Hollis Turlington in Henderson, Texas. His early years were spent in Tatum, Texas where he played all sports. In 1955 his family moved...
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Marshall Mark Pearlstein

February 2, 1941 - April 19, 2014

MARSHALL MARK PEARLSTEIN, 73, died peacefully on Saturday, April 19, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. Marshall was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 2, 1941 to Samuel "Pat" and Delphine (nee Wittels) Pearlstein. He was raised in St. Louis and graduated from U City High School in 1958. At the urging of a close Tulsa cousin (I'll beat you up if you don't), Marshall attended...
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Henry Carl Henninger

July 24, 1939 - April 18, 2014

Henry (Grandpa "Bear")was an only child born to Henry Carl Henninger Sr. and Dorthy S. Ponton in their home in Go Valley Texas on Henninger Lane, July the 24th 1939. He attended Austin High School and went into the auto mechanics field directly, retiring from that career in 2012. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson, playing his guitar, spending time with his family, and continuing daily his...
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Richard "Dick" Scott Kemp

November 24, 1941 - April 18, 2014

Richard "Dick" Scott Kemp, 72, of Lakeway, Texas, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home. All who knew him will mourn the loss of this caring, gentle giant. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 24 at the Austin Country Club, 4408 Long Champ Dr, Austin, TX 78746, with Major Gerald Street officiating. A fourth generation native of Austin, Texas, Dick was...
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Stanley Jay Noblett

April 26, 1963 - April 18, 2014

Stanley Jay Noblett, 50, of Austin passed away on April 18, 2014. He was born in Dallas on April 26,1963. He grew up in Mesquite and was a graduate of Mesquite High School, class of 1981. He attended Eastfield Junior College for two years and then continued his education by attending the University of Texas at Austin where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology. After graduation, he...
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Richard Wells Reynolds

February 14, 1923 - April 16, 2014

Richard Wells Reynolds Richard Reynolds ("Dick") died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on April 16, 2014, at age 91 in Austin, Texas. Dick was born on Valentine's Day in 1923 in Dallas, Texas, the second son of Edward Dickens Reynolds and Julia Wells, beginning what was to be a long, happy life, full of love and devotion for and from family, friends and community. Dick...
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Velma Matthews

October 1, 1913 - April 15, 2014

Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother Velma Matthews, nee Anderson, 100, of Austin, died April 15, 2014, at the Westminster Manor Healthcare Center in Austin. Velma was born Oct. 1, 1913, in Aspermont, TX, to Hugh William Anderson and Myrtle Harrington. She graduated high school at 15, Texas Tech at 18, and was teaching in a rural country school at 19. She married Joseph L. Matthews of Sabinal...
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William Bright Hooper

June 30, 1933 - April 15, 2014

William Bright Hooper of Austin, Texas, died peacefully at home on Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014. He was born June 30, 1933 in Buckeye, Arizona, to Herschel V. Hooper, a school principal, and Ruby D. Bright Hooper. The family, which included older sister Jo Helene and younger brother Vic, spent Bill's earliest summers in California while his father earned a master's degree at Stanford. In...
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Gary Wayne Williamson, M.D.

November 29, 1937 - April 15, 2014

Gary Wayne Williamson, M.D. left the loving presence of his family on April 15, 2014. Gary was born on November 29, 1937 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the youngest of five children born to Ruth Ella and Joseph Henry Williamson. Two brothers, Robert and Earl, preceded Gary in death, as well as his sister Jo Helen Cook. He is survived by his oldest brother, Loyd Dean Williamson of Little Rock, as well...
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Katherine A. Priestap

January 30, 1925 - April 13, 2014

Edward C. Priestap, 91, of Austin, Texas passed away on April 9, 2014. His death was followed shortly with the passing of his wife of 68 years, Katherine (Kay) A. Priestap, 89, of Austin, Texas on April 13, 2014. Edward was born in Chicago, IL on October 23, 1922 to Edwin Priestap and Margaret Geiger. He attended Northwestern University and went through the Army Specialized Training Program ...
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Shirley Bluitt Leonard

May 3, 1935 - April 13, 2014

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend Shirley Bluitt Leonard passed away on Sunday, April 13, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Leonard was born in Mexia, TX to John C. Bluitt and Katie Wiley Bluitt Hurd. She graduated from Dunbar High School of Mexia in 1953. In 1956, she received the B.A. degree in Business from Wiley College in Marshall, TX. She earned the Master of Education from Prairie...
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Ruth Taubert Seeger

May 30, 1924 - April 13, 2014

Ruth Taubert Seeger's contributions to sports, her students, and the role model she has established for thousands of Deaf children, are immeasurable. She strived to be like the famous woman athlete, "Babe" Didrickson. Born to Olga and William Taubert in Evan, Minnesota in 1924, it was discovered that Ruth was Deaf. Raised in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, Ruth and her brother, Sheldon, also Deaf,...
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John Marshall Leigh, Jr.

November 15, 1948 - April 12, 2014

John Marshall Leigh, Jr. John Leigh died peacefully on April 12, 2014, at age 65 in Austin, TX. John was born in Baytown, TX, the oldest son of Dr. John M. Leigh, Sr., and Ethel Eppright Leigh (Davis). He grew up in Manor, playing sports and excelling academically, even skipping a grade in elementary school. When he was 16 years old, John's family moved to Austin, where he became the...
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Linda Patricia Lewis

September 27, 1951 - April 12, 2014

Linda Patricia Lewis, 62, of Austin Texas, joined her precious father in Heaven on April 12, 2014. She was born on September 27, 1951, in Corpus Christi, Texas to Donald Dewitt Lewis and Betty Sidwell Lewis. Over the years Linda resided at Austin State School, The Center in Houston, The Ranch at Marbridge and lastly, The Plaza at Querencia. She was a member of First United Methodist Church...
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Sally Anderson

June 23, 1940 - April 11, 2014

ANDERSON, Sally Sally Anderson was born on June 23, 1940 in Austin, Texas to William Deans and Agatha Copenhaver Anderson and passed away April 11, 2014 at her home with her children around her. A native Austinite, she attended Brykerwoods Elementary, O' Henry Junior High, and Austin High School (where she was a National Merit Scholar) before attending The University of Texas at Austin as a...
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Walter Robert "Doc" Watson

October 13, 1933 - April 9, 2014

Walter Watson died peacefully at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas, surrounded by loving family, friends, and pastors listening to his grandson Ethan play Steve Martin's The Great Remember on the banjo. The oldest of three children, Walter was born at home to Robert Bruce Watson and Eleanor Helen Markel Watson. He graduated from Canton Lehman High School. His family tree includes...
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Edward C. Priestap

October 23, 1922 - April 9, 2014

Edward C. Priestap, 91, of Austin, Texas passed away on April 9, 2014. His death was followed shortly with the passing of his wife of 68 years, Katherine (Kay) A. Priestap, 89, of Austin, Texas on April 13, 2014. Edward was born in Chicago, IL on October 23, 1922 to Edwin Priestap and Margaret Geiger. He attended Northwestern University and went through the Army Specialized Training Program ...
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Cecilia Barry

November 24, 1949 - April 9, 2014

Cecilia Barry, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. On Thanksgiving Day in 1949, Cecilia Barry came into the world; the first of five children born to Margaret and John Joe Barry. She was the valedictorian of the Bishop Byrne High School Class of 1968. Cecilia attended Stephens College and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a VISTA ...
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Hilda McElhenney Griffith

September 26, 1927 - April 9, 2014

Farewell to a remarkable woman admired, loved, and respected by all who knew her. Hilda McElhenney Griffith was born in 1927 to Dr. Thomas Jefferson and Hilda Rudd McElhenney in Alabama. The family moved to Austin just in time for Hilda to begin school at Pease Elementary in 1933. After Austin High School she attended the University of Texas as a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity,...
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Wilma E. (Red) Baylor

February 1, 1921 - April 9, 2014

Wilma E. (Red) Baylor, 93, of Austin, Texas, died on April 9, 2014, in Houston, Texas. He was born on February 1, 1921 in Smithville, Texas to Thomas Jefferson Baylor and Mamie Nancy Payne Baylor. Wilma served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Red and his wife, Jimmie, moved to Austin in the early 50's and soon became part of the Rosedale Baptist Church community. He worked for and...
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Velda Morgan Sherrod

January 18, 1919 - April 9, 2014

Velda Morgan Sherrod age 95, of Austin "went home" on April 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Marvin C. Sherrod; her daughter, Lynne Sherrod Peden; and her grandson, Michael Alan Clay. Velda is survived by her sons, Michael C. Sherrod, Mark Sherrod and wife Penelope; daughter, Jan Sherrod Clay; grandchildren, Christi Sherrod Gimber and husband Edward, Scott Clay,...
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Kenneth M. Nuhn

October 26, 1921 - April 8, 2014

Kenneth Martin Nuhn passed away peacefully on April 8, 2014. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Lou. Ken is survived by a brother, Roger Nuhn; son David Nuhn and wife Patricia; two grandchildren, Lauren and Ben; daughter, Anne Arnold and husband Gary; two grandsons, Eric Stephen and Dustin; as well as two great-grandchildren, Quentin and Bella Rose. Ken and Mary Lou were...
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David DeNiff Hinton

March 3, 1957 - April 5, 2014

David DeNiff Hinton, 57, of Georgetown, Texas, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on April 5, 2014 in Austin, Texas after a year and a half battle with liver and kidney failure caused by pythiosis insidiosum which also took both of his legs. David was born in Lockhart, Texas on March 3, 1957 to Charles Anderson (Andy) Hinton and Margaret Ross Hinton. He was delivered by his...
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Ron Richardson

October 17, 1945 - April 4, 2014

Ron Richardson, 68, of Spicewood, Texas, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly of complications from cancer, Friday, April 4, 2014. Ron is survived by his loving wife, Janey "Tutz", and their two daughters and spouses, Jennifer and Darrell Thomas of Lucas, Texas; Renee and Trey Heaton of Frisco, Texas. Ron was also a proud grandfather to his five grandchildren; Amanda, Ben, Emma, Beth and...
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Vivian May Larrick Schwendeman

May 16, 1923 - April 1, 2014

Vivian May Larrick Schwendeman was born May 16, 1923 and called to heaven on April 1, 2014. Vivian was born in Highland, Ohio, and was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Bertha Larrick. Vivian had three siblings (Dorothy, Joanna and Leroy Jr.), two of which preceded her (Dorothy and Joanna). After high school graduation, she enrolled in the Business College of Wilmington, Ohio, where...
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James "Bradley" Jones

December 25, 1937 - April 1, 2014

James "Bradley" Jones, 76 of Austin passed away Tuesday April 1, 2014. He was born in Brownwood, TX on Dec 25, 1937 to the late James Benton Jones and Mary Caroliss Bradley. Bradley had a well lived life doing things that most people dream of. He was adored by his wonderful wife of 56 years, Andrea "Andy" Galarza Jones. As an independent and highly successful contractor, Bradley had a large...
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Anna Jo Brooks

April 14, 1934 - March 31, 2014

Anna Jo Jackson Brooks died March 31, 2014 in Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Brooks, of Big Spring, Texas; and by her sister and brother, Mary Neal Jackson Hammonds and William Clay Jackson. She is survived by her children, Meg, Jason and Shannon Brooks; granddaughter Bridget; her nephew Jeffrey Clay Hammonds and niece Nancy Phyllis Hammonds Rehbein. ...
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Michele J. Meadows

October 13, 1940 - March 31, 2014

Michele (Mickey) Jowers Meadows passed away Monday, 31 March 2014. Mickey was born October 13, 1940 in Brady (the Heart of Texas) to George Jowers and Mabel Lohn Jowers. She was the youngest of four daughters. Mickey grew up in Cross Cut and Cross Plains, Texas where she attended Grade 1 through High School. In High School, she was in the band and played the clarinet and tenor saxophone and...
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"Doc" Jerry Michael Hall

March 2, 1944 - March 30, 2014

"Doc" Jerry Michael Hall, PhD Jerry Michael Hall, 70, financial advisor, of Spicewood, Texas, died on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at his home, results of a rare disease. He was born on March 2, 1944 to Justin Harry Hall and Ruby Elizabeth Burden Hall in Sayre, Oklahoma. Jerry was enlisted in the US Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam war. Anyone who knew "Doc", knew his...
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Gussie Mae Israel Graef

December 4, 1919 - March 30, 2014

Gussie Mae passed away to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the age of 94. She was born on December 4, 1919 in Round Rock, Texas and was married on May 19, 1940 to Edgar Roland Graef. They were blessed in marriage for more than 53 years. She lived in their home in Creedmoor for most of her life. Gussie was a current member of Buda United Methodist Church. Gussie is...
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Jarrell "Tank" Rubinett

August 28, 1925 - March 29, 2014

Jarrell "Tank" Rubinett, 88, husband, father, grandfather, business person, philanthropist, mentor and active member of the Austin Jewish community for almost 70 years died on March 29, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley, and his children, Gordon and Susan Rubinett, Benita Rubinett and Larry Elsner, and Lynn Rubinett and Rick Levy. He was proudest of his grandchildren, Sara...
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Don Gordon

April 30, 1952 - March 28, 2014

Don Gordon died peacefully at home on March 28th. He was 61 years old. Don was born in Denver, Co. on April 30, 1952 to Donald Leroy and Mary Anna Gordon. After graduation from high school in Abilene, Tx. Don attended the University of Texas at Austin from which he graduated in 1974. Don loved traveling, camping, bicycling, reading, and spending time with his dear friends. Most of all Don...
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Dorothy "Dot" Eller

June 25, 1925 - March 28, 2014

Dorothy "Dot" Eller, 88, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014. Dot was born on June 25, 1925. Preceding Dot was her husband Howard, grandsons, Keith Dykes and Eugene Eller, Jr. She is survived by her children, Betty Dykes, Virgil Eller, Orville Eller and Eugene Eller; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A gathering of friends and family will take place...
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Jesse S. Binford, Jr.

November 1, 1928 - March 27, 2014

Jesse Stone Binford, Jr., 85, died at his home in Austin on March 27, 2014. Jesse was a chemistry professor for 48 years, specializing in calorimetry, the science of measuring heat from chemical processes. With his wife, Lolita, who preceded him in death by seven weeks, he was an avid traveler and a community activist. He was also an enthusiastic bicyclist from the late 1950s until just months...
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Patricia "Pat" Molloy

May 6, 1956 - March 27, 2014

Patricia "Pat" Molloy, 57 of Lakeway, Texas passed away on March 27, 2014. Pat was born in Albany, NY on May 6, 1956 to William G and Margaret D Burns. Pat grew up in Ridgewood, NJ, attending Immaculate Heart Academy and later graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY in 1978. Pat met her future husband in 1978 while commuting from Ridgewood, NJ to her job in lower Manhattan at...
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Beryl Buckley Milburn

April 2, 1920 - March 27, 2014

MILBURN, BERYL BUCKLEY Beryl Buckley Milburn, of Austin, passed away in her sleep on Thursday, March 27, 2014 a few days shy of her 94th birthday. She always said that she wanted to die in her sleep, and with the grace of God, got what she wished. Beryl was born to Edmund L. and Beryl M. Buckley. She spent her childhood in Tampico, Mexico with her three brothers, Edmund, Ross, and Tony,...
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Mary Alice Ziegler

October 4, 1928 - March 27, 2014

Mary Alice Ziegler passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 27, 2014. She was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by her four children, Daniel, Paul (Peg), Mary Claire Gerwels (Joe), and James (Vangie) and seven grandchildren. Dan, her husband of 53 years, preceded her in death. Mary Alice met Dan when they were in college at what is now Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. They...
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Cole Rowland

December 7, 1929 - March 27, 2014

Cole Rowland passed away peacefully on March 27, 2014. Cole was born in Louisville, KY on Dec 7, 1929. After graduating from Louisville Male High School in 1947, he went to Purdue University on a Navy ROTC scholarship. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1951. As a Lieutenant JG, he served on active duty on two aircraft carriers, and then served two years as a...
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Alfred Ferdinand Peters, Jr.

April 1, 1928 - March 26, 2014

Alfred F. Peters, Jr. "Al" or "Pete", 85, passed away March 26th, 2014 in Austin, Texas at Seton Hospital NW. He was preceded in death by his parents, Angela Moncus Peters and Alfred F. Peters, Sr. and brother, Edwin G. Peters. Al will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Betty J. Peters, children David W. Peters and Nancy C. Crowley and husband , John Crowley , grandchildren Rachel E....
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Eleanor Gammon Berry

July 21, 1946 - March 26, 2014

Eleanor Gammon Berry died peacefully at home on March 26 after a long illness. She was 67 years old. Eleanor was born in Austin on July 21, 1946, to Eleanor Stayton Gammon and William Gammon, Jr. She lived in Austin her entire life, attending St. Andrew's Episcopal School, where she was in the original First Grade class, O'Henry Junior High, and Austin High School. She was also a student at...
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Robert "Rob" Gates Condrey II

August 30, 1965 - March 25, 2014

Robert Gates Condrey II "Rob", 48 of Round Rock, Texas lost his battle to cancer on March 25th, 2014 at Hospice Austin's Christopher House with his closest family and friends by his side. Rob was born on August 30th, 1965 in Abilene, Texas to his parents Robert G. Condrey Sr. and Floydene Condrey of Georgetown, Texas. Rob will be remembered by his wife Melody Condrey, Jazmine Mannery (daughter...
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Brady Metcalfe Boyd

June 24, 1991 - March 25, 2014

Brady Metcalfe Boyd sadly passed away early this Tuesday morning March 25th, 2014 and all who know him are heartbroken. Brady was an avid hunter and angler who loved the outdoors as he loved his family. He was known for his gentle soul and the genuine love he shared with everyone around him. He will be missed greatly by his mother, Elizabeth Boyd; his father and stepmother, W. Kline III and Susan...
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Naomi Bender

July 21, 1919 - March 25, 2014

I was born and brought up in the New Haven, Connecticut area and completed high school in Hamden, Connecticut. Early in school I decided on a nursing career and enrolled in Grace New Haven School of Nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse. World War II dominated the times and I was a War Bride. Bob Bender and I married while he was in the Navy, after a courtship of four years while we were...
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Michael "Mike" Scott Jackson

May 31, 1958 - March 24, 2014

Michael Scott "Mike" Jackson, 55, passed away on March 24, 2014. Mike was born in Newport News, Virginia May 31, 1958 to Suzanne and Dr. Roland Jackson. They moved to Houston in 1959, where Mike attended school. Mike graduated from Memorial High School in 1976 and enrolled in Texas A&M University. In 1977, he transferred to Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he graduated with...
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Patricia Griffin

December 9, 1950 - March 23, 2014

Patricia Ann Seaton Griffin, 63, of Austin, TX went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was born to Orville T. and Lillian S. Gooden Seaton in Liberty, TX on December 9th, 1950. Patricia achieved all of life's significant milestones early. She began reading by age 5, accepted Christ as a child, graduated high school at 16, had two children by 20, divorced, graduated from college...
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Judy Patterson

May 16, 1951 - March 23, 2014

Judy Patterson, age 62, of Leander, Texas passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Cox and daddy, Elmer Schipper. Survivors include her husband, Tommy Patterson of Leander; her mother, Xenia Schipper of Cedar Park; 4 children; daughter Kaci Witt of Austin; son, Donald McClure and wife Amy of Corpus Christi; daughter, Mistik Sparr and husband Jeff of...
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Esther M. Vasquez

April 7, 1951 - March 22, 2014

Esther M. Vasquez, age 62, of Cedar Creek, Texas passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Delfino and Margarita Munoz of Stamford; Shall reunite with her first born, Diana De La Cruz and granddaughter, Destiny Robles. Survivors include her husband, Daniel P. Vasquez of Cedar Creek; her daughters, Elizabeth De La Cruz and Josie Vasquez of Austin;...
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Peggy Johnston Moore

April 7, 1926 - March 21, 2014

Peggy Johnston Moore, 87, passed away into her Lord's loving arms on March 21, 2014 in Horseshoe Bay, TX. She was surrounded by her loving family. Peggy was born in Hull, Texas to Myrtle and Hale Johnston on April 7, 1926. She graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School in 1943 and then attended Southwestern University and the University of Texas. A highlight of her college years was being...
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William F. "Bill" Carter, Jr.

July 5, 1924 - March 20, 2014

William F. "Bill" Carter Jr., 89, passed away on March 20, 2014. Bill was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on July 5, 1924 to Alice and William F. Carter Sr. In 1930, the family moved to Tyler, Texas, where Bill attended elementary and junior high school. Bill loved to tell stories of life in the oil boom years in Tyler and how he rode his horse to school and tied her to a tree during classes. In...
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Kathryn Tonahill Rogers

January 19, 1941 - March 20, 2014

Today we celebrate the life of Helen Kathryn "Kathy" Tonahill Rogers. Kathy was born January 19th, 1941 in Waco, Texas to Geneva & Denzil Tonahill. She passed away, surrounded by her family, in Austin, Texas on March 20, 2014. Kathy grew up in Waco, attended Baylor University, and graduated in 1978 from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in accounting. She held professional...
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Gerald George Tharp

November 8, 1931 - March 20, 2014

Gerald George Tharp of Austin, 82, died at home Thurs. March 20, 2014 of cancer. Born to Merle Gerald and Hazel (Baxter) Tharp Nov. 8, 1931 in Winfield, KS, Gerry dreamed of flight as a boy. His family moved to Galveston in WWII for Hazel's health, and M.G. worked defense construction during the war. At 16 Gerry graduated Ball High. He attended A&M one year, then TCU where he played football,...
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Garrett Wood Cassel

August 23, 1976 - March 18, 2014

Garrett Wood Cassel, 37, of Austin, Texas died Tuesday, March 18th, 2014. Garrett was a proud graduate of Westlake High School and The University of Texas at Austin. He is survived by his parents, John and Sue Lloyd Cassel of Austin and his sister, Lauren Cassel Brownell and family, of Lubbock Texas. Also survived by his wife, Lesa Surber, and her extended family who loved Garrett as...
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Hannah Catherine Moss

August 4, 1993 - March 18, 2014

We do not know when we will enter this world, nor know when we will leave it; those times are not our choice; we simply must rely on trust and faith. We mourn the loss of Hannah Catherine Moss, 20 years of age, who passed away March 18th in Dallas, while a sophomore at SMU. The world had 20 great years with her; as did we and for that we are grateful...
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Jack W. Nolen

April 7, 1951 - March 18, 2014

Jack W. Nolen, age 62 of Copperas Cove, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Jack was born April 7, 1951 in Austin, Texas to Loraine and Thelma Nolen. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church of Killeen and loved fishing, hunting and bingo. Jack is survived by his wife, Debra Nolen; children, Jack, Jr., Eddie, Cody and Robin; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Johnnie...
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Sue Dill Meischen

November 17, 1928 - March 18, 2014

Sue Meischen, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus Christ, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Born November 17, 1928, in Aransas Pass, TX, Sue relished life in her coastal community. After graduating from Aransas Pass High School, she attended Texas A&I where she met and married WWII veteran, Wilbert H. Meischen. They began their married life in...
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Ramon "Papo" Banda Beltran

March 17, 1930 - March 17, 2014

Ramon "Papo" Banda Beltran age 84, joined our Heavenly Father and open arms of our mother, Natalia, on Monday, March 17, 2014 surrounded by his family. "Papo", as he is lovingly known, was born on March 17, 1930 to Amador Beltran and Sara Banda Beltran. Ramon was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Natalia Loredo Beltran; baby daughter, Marie Beltran; granddaughter, Nicole Marie Beltran...
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Modesta Benites Rositas

February 24, 1935 - March 17, 2014

With my deep love and affection for my adorable Mother, Modesta Benites Rositas, I have the opportunity to inform family and friends of her meeting with Christ Our Lord. Mom struggled and fought for her life, and with the power of our Almighty God and prayers from family and friends made continuous progress, in spite of all odds, with spiritual strength and smiles for everyone. Mom was sent from...
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Mozelle Wallace Perkins

November 30, 1919 - March 16, 2014

Mozelle Wallace Perkins, 94, Austin, TX I met you early one morning When you were out for a stroll The sunshine was kissing your shoulders Your beauty was something to behold I loved you even before I met you Knowing God had saved you for me And marriage is just like salvation Cause love is eternally free. Cecil D. Perkins, Your Loving Husband for 63 years. Born to...
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Refugia "Cuca" M. Sandoval

July 4, 1912 - March 16, 2014

Refugia "Cuca" Munoz Sandoval was born July 4, 1912 in Monterrey, Mexico, eldest of 8 children born to mexican immigrants, Flavio Contreras Sandoval, Sr. of San Luis Potosi, Mexico and Apolonia Munoz Sandoval, of Monterrey, Mexico. Cuca came with her parents from Mexico at the age of 4 in 1916. Don Flavio brought his family to Texas in search of the "American Dream". When most young people...
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Donna Kay Tatsch

February 28, 1949 - March 15, 2014

Donna Kay Tatsch, 65, affectionately known as "Queenie" by those of us who loved her, passed away surrounded by her family on March 15, 2014 at St. David's Hospital, in Austin, Texas following her courageous battle with breast cancer. Born on February 28, 1949 to JoAnn Taylor Barnett and Robert E. Barnett, she was a true 4th generation Austinite. Donna graduated from Reagan High School,...
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Lynda Campbell Winstead

July 9, 1941 - March 14, 2014

Lynda passed away unexpectedly in Austin, Texas on March 14 at age 72. She was born in Lubbock, Texas, to W. Franklin and Zelda Clay Campbell, in 1941. She graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She earned a Master's degree in Sociology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Lynda enjoyed a successful...
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Manuel Aleman

February 18, 1925 - March 13, 2014

Manuel Aleman, age 89 of Austin passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was born on Wednesday, February 18, 1925 to Jesus and Jesefa Aleman in Garfield, Texas. Obituary pending............. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. Funeral Service 10:00 am on Monday, March 17, 2014 at...
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Elizabeth Lord Kirkpatrick Stice

June 22, 1929 - March 13, 2014

Elizabeth Lord Kirkpatrick Stice June 22, 1929 – March 13, 2014 Elizabeth passed away in Austin Texas, at age 84, after a brief illness. She was born in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma to Col. Frank S. and Priscilla Austin Kirkpatrick. As a Army officer's daughter, she and her two brothers, Don and Ed, traveled the world for twenty five years to many Army bases, from the Champaign-Urbana, IL, Presidio...
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Donald Eugene Morris

October 8, 1931 - March 11, 2014

Don Morris passed away at his Austin, Texas home on March 11, 2014. He was 82 years old. Don was born in Chatham, Louisiana. He graduated from the Morgan City Louisiana High School in 1950. He was in the U.S. Army between 1955 and 1957 and served 21 months as a MPF in the Austin Artillery Division that was stationed in Korea. Don received a Good Conduct Metal and Honorable Discharge. Don also...
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Ernest Edward (Ernie) Steinle

May 28, 1941 - March 11, 2014

Ernest Edward (Ernie) Steinle, beloved son of Leo O. Steinle and Mary S. Steinle, late of Cincinnati, Ohio, went to be with his Lord early Tuesday morning, March 11, 2014, surrounded by his family and holding the hands of his beloved Jill Ann. Ernie's life was one of loving and profound impact. The outpouring of love, support and testimony from his loved ones pay tribute to the legacy of...
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Eleanor Young

February 7, 1915 - March 11, 2014

Eleanor Luker Winn Young, born February 7, 1915 in Trinity, TX passed away on March 11, 2014 at the age of 99 in Dallas where she had been a resident of Presbyterian Village North for the past 3 years. A resident of Austin, TX for over 60 years, Eleanor was the daughter of Robert Hickman Luker and Lessie Butler Luker, both deceased. Eleanor grew up in Tyler, Texas where she attended Tyler...
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Patricia Colleen Raczynski

November 23, 1923 - March 10, 2014

Patricia Raczynski, a beautiful and resilient woman, died peacefully on Monday surrounded by her loving family. Many attributes characterized Pat, but she valued family above all else. Pat was an only child who was orphaned at ten years old and raised by an aunt and uncle in Chicago during the Depression. She was determined that she would create the family she had not had, and her success at...
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Jose Leonardo Hernandez

December 20, 1953 - March 10, 2014

Our beloved brother, Jose Leonardo Hernandez, of Bertram, Texas, passed away March 10, 2014. His final days were spent surrounded by his family and friends. Jose (Joe) was born 12/20/1953 to Leonardo Hernandez and Teresa DeLaLuz Salinas in San Ygnacio, Texas. He attended school in San Ygnacio and then the family moved to Leander, Texas where Joe finished out high school. He joined the...
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Emma Gene (Seale) Gentry

November 3, 1919 - March 9, 2014

Emma Gene (Seale) Gentry died on March 9, 2014, at the age of 94, in Austin, Texas. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was born in Dallas, Texas, to Roberta Josephine (Walther) and Adren Ford Seale. She graduated from Denison High School in 1936, and Texas State College for Women, Denton, Texas, in 1940. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by...
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Claudia Ligarde

January 7, 1934 - March 9, 2014

On Sunday, March 9, 2014, we lost a beautiful, kind and gentle, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Claudia DeSimone Ligarde passed away Sunday evening at the Christopher House after a long battle with cancer and complications. She was surrounded by her husband and children who adored her. Claudia was born in Providence, Rhode Island on January 7, 1934 to D. Thomas and Emily Regina DeSimone...
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Alva Mae Grill Nichols

November 13, 1928 - March 9, 2014

In loving memory of Alva Mae Grill Nichols, born November 13, 1928 Alva Mae passed Sunday, March 9, 2014. She shared a wonderful marriage of 32 years to William Arvel Nichols whom she loved very much. And now, they are together again – we can only picture them walking together slowly down a wooded twisted dirt road, coffee in hand, laughing and talking about everything and nothing – not...
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Maxie Kenneth Vaughn

August 19, 1949 - March 8, 2014

Maxie Kenneth Vaughn Maxie, 64, was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on August 19, 1949 and died in Temple, Texas, on March 08, 2014. He resided in Leander, Texas after moving from Houston, Texas in 1986. Maxie is a Vietnam Veteran who was honorably discharged from the United States Navy. He served from 1969 until 1975 aboard the USS White Plains and did seven tours into Vietnam. He is...
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Nicole Yvonne Anderson-Godwin

October 19, 1970 - March 8, 2014

Anderson-Godwin, Nicole Nicole Yvonne Anderson-Godwin, 43, of Austin, TX passed away Saturday March 8th. She was born in Detroit, MI on October 19th, 1970 to Skip and Yu-Yeh Greene. Nicole graduated from Judson High School and went on to a rich career in the Hospitality Industry. Nicole took extreme pride in her career working as a corporate director of revenue management. She was...
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Frances Duncan Cheatham

October 19, 1924 - March 8, 2014

Frances Duncan Cheatham October 19, 1924 – March 8, 2014 Frances passed away in Austin, Texas, after a brief illness. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to William B. and Pearl Butler Duncan, who moved the family to Birmingham, Alabama, in 1931. She attended Auburn University before meeting and marrying World War II naval aviator Donald C. Cheatham, also of Birmingham, with whom she raised...
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John McIntyre Stanford, Ph.D.

April 11, 1960 - March 7, 2014

John McIntyre Stanford, Ph.D., 53, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 7, 2014. Dr. Stanford was a professor of Astronomy and Physics at Concordia University Texas. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Stacey; two daughters, Sarah and Rachel; mother, Robin Stanford of Houston, TX; sister, Ann Pence and her family. He is preceded in death by his father, Dr. John Paul Stanford, Jr. of...
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Mary Findley Brockette

February 12, 1917 - March 7, 2014

Mary Findley Brockette died March 7th, 2014 at the age of 97. She was the heart of the family and will be missed. Mary Winnette Findley was born Feb. 12, 1917 in Hillsboro, Texas, the daughter of Oscar H. and Gretta (Bosley) Findley. Her father was a fireman, but he also worked in his father's grocery store and sold grocery orders to the small stores in the county. Gretta stayed at home and...
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Maria "Choni" Flores

March 24, 1919 - March 7, 2014

Maria "Choni" Flores, de la edad de 94 anos de Austin fallecio el viernes, 7 de Marzo, 2014. Nacio un lunes, 24 de Marzo, 1919 a Felipe y Paula Rodriguez en Panama. Se visitara a la familia de 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm el domingo, 9 de Marzo, 2014 en Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. El discurso sera a las 7:00 pm el lunes 10 de Marzo, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish dado por el...
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Frances E. Derden

August 13, 1911 - March 7, 2014

Frances E. Derden passed from this world to be joined with her Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, March 7, 2014. She was born August 13, 1911, in Rosebud Texas, the daughter of J.B. and Florence Schmoyer. She received her B.A. degree from Baylor University and became principal of a rural school where she met and later married Albert L. Derden, a State Legislative Representative from Falls County. ...
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Madelyn Rarrick Woodworth

August 31, 1922 - March 5, 2014

Madelyn Rarrick Woodworth was born on August 31, 1922 in Toledo, Ohio and passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Austin, Texas. She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she was affiliated with Delta Delta Delta sorority. Madelyn married F.E. Gene Woodworth in 1945. They moved to Austin in 1952. She was a member of Brackenridge Hospital Auxiliary and St. John's Methodist...
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Rae Klasson

September 7, 1924 - March 4, 2014

Beloved mother of Joan Klasson (husband David Short) and the late Bill Klasson (wife Elayne Klasson-Wong); grandmother of Mimi, Daniel, Hannah, and David Klasson, passed peacefully today, March 4, 2014, surrounded by her family. Rae was born in New York City to Chaim and Fanya Lazer. The family moved to San Jose, California when Rae was 2 years old. The Lazer family owned a grocery store in...
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Manley Crider

April 5, 1935 - March 4, 2014

Our dad, Lt. Col. (retired) Manley W. Crider, Jr., passed away on March 4, 2014 trying to recover from open heart surgery and pneumonia. He was born in Lampasas, Texas on April 5, 1935, and passed away one month shy of his 79th birthday. Dad dedicated 22 years of his life as an Air Force pilot and finished his professional career as a Director at the City of Austin's Electric Department. He...
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Christina Verilla Nowacki

June 10, 1924 - March 4, 2014

Christina Verilla Nowacki was born on June 10, 1924 to John and Alma Peters in Glennonville, Missouri and passed away March 4, 2014 in Austin, TX at the age of 89. She was the second of 13 children. She grew up on their cotton farm in Glennonville where she helped daily with farm duties. She moved to St. Louis, Missouri at the young age of 16 to work and send money home to her family to help...
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Joan Evans Everett

September 23, 1927 - March 3, 2014

Joan Evans Everett died on March 3, 2014. Born in Chandler, Texas on September 23, 1927, she was the only child of John Douglas Evans and Claudia Meecom Evans. During her youth, she lived in Alto, Texas. Joan received her BBA from Sam Houston and her Masters from Stephen F. Austin. She married James Everett in 1949. From 1947 to 1982 she served the Jacksonville Independent School...
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Randy Merle Wallace

March 19, 1954 - March 1, 2014

Randy Merle Wallace, age 59, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his home in Tyler, Texas. He was born March 19, 1954 in Austin, Texas to the late James Wallace and Vina Milam of Liberty Hill, Texas. Randy worked in various jobs in and around the Austin area in construction and truck driving positions before settling in Tyler, Texas several years ago where he worked as an...
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Cristela Salas

September 11, 1927 - March 1, 2014

Cristela Salas peacefully joined our Lord on March 1, 2014 at the age of 86. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lorenzo Salas Sr.; daughter, Paula Banda; parents, Fernando and Paulita Sanchez; sisters, Carmen Sanchez, Criselda S. Maldonado. Cristela is survived by sons, Lawrence Salas Jr. wife Viola, Jose Sergio Salas wife Norma; daughter, Lydia Rincon husband Mario; son-in-law, Martin...
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Madeline Page (Boisseau) Vincent

February 2, 1957 - February 28, 2014

Madeline Page (Boisseau) Vincent, 57, died February 28, 2014 at the Christopher House in Austin, Texas surrounded by her family and friends. Madeline was born February 2, 1957 in Cincinnati, Ohio to June Tidball Boisseau and Fitz Patrick Boisseau II. She was the very proud mother of her son, Jesse Vincent. Madeline graduated from Regina High School, Norwood, Ohio, in 1975 and worked as an...
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James P. Hudson

June 10, 1930 - February 28, 2014

James P. Hudson, loving husband of Diane Crowley Hudson, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1:39 p.m., from complications of pneumonia. He was 83. Jim is survived by his devoted wife, Diane, his daughter, Shelley and her spouse, Sam Parker. He had two adoring grandchildren, Darby and Hudson Parker, whom he loved dearly. He was one of six children, the late Garnet Whitley, Hazel...
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Carmen Tamayo Moreno

October 27, 1937 - February 28, 2014

Carmen Tamayo Moreno, 76, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014, after a long journey with Alzheimer's Disease. She is now reunited into the loving arms of her husband Jesse, who preceded her in death, and was joined by her 101-year-old mother, just 18 hours after her passing. Carmen was born to Encarnacion and Consuelo Tamayo in Lockhart, TX, married Jesse, moved to Austin in 1956, and raised 6...
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Hiram Glynn Turner

July 26, 1929 - February 27, 2014

Hiram Glynn Turner, Col. USAF Retired, 84, of Austin, TX died following a lengthy illness on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Our "Pops" was born July 26, 1929 to Drue and Lemma Turner in Limestone County, TX. He attended Fair Oaks School in Limestone County, followed by Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. There he obtained his Bachelor of Science in agriculture and met and married his...
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Maurice M. Benitez, D.D.

January 23, 1928 - February 27, 2014

The Right Reverend Maurice M. Benitez, D.D., sixth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, entered the nearer presence of God on February 27, 2014 in Austin, Texas. He was 86. Bishop Benitez was born in Washington, D.C. on January 23, 1928, the son of Colonel Enrique M. Benitez (US Army) and Blossom Compton Benitez. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Joanne Dossett Benitez,...
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Jules Joseph "Joe, Jr." Dautel , Jr.

June 27, 1927 - February 24, 2014

Jules J. Dautel Jr. (86) of Austin, Texas, passed away on Monday February 24th at 7 pm at his home surrounded by his family after a rough but short battle with cancer. Jules was a loving husband, father, mechanic, and tinkerer of just about anything, and was a distinguished Military Veteran of 22 years. He also worked for the Postal Service for 18 years. Jules loved to be busy fixing things...
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Sam Virgil Turner

March 26, 1938 - February 21, 2014

Sam Turner passed away on February 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Hall Turner; his daughter, Teresa Turner Chang; and his son-in-law, Min Chang. He also leaves behind Cleo, the last in a long line of well-loved and thoroughly spoiled cats. Sam was born in Big Spring, Texas, to H.V. (Buster) and Artelia Minton Turner and grew up in Stanton and Odessa. While most of his family...
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Margaret Theresa O'Dea

May 9, 1921 - February 21, 2014

Margaret Theresa O'Dea, 92, of Lakeway, passed away February 21st. "Marge" was born May 9th, 1921 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her parents, William Baine and Lillian Vietheer gave her away in marriage on August 30, 1940 to Daniel F. O'Dea. She is survived by two children and their spouses, Patricia and Paul Moroney of Naples, Florida and Daniel and Liz O'Dea of Austin. Margaret leaves 4...
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Faye Tavella

September 10, 1914 - February 21, 2014

Faye Modell Anderson Tavella died Friday, February 21 at the age of 99. Faye was born September 10th, 1914 in Normangee, Texas to Radlif Hampton and Della Dora Anderson. She had a hard but love filled youth, growing up on cotton farms her father farmed in north and east Texas. She was the last surviving sibling of her family and is preceded in death by her parents and her five brothers and...
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J. Chrys Dougherty III

May 3, 1915 - February 20, 2014

J Chrys Dougherty, III died Thursday, February 20, at age 98. Born Robert Henderson Dougherty in Beeville, Texas, May 3, 1915, Chrys was the only surviving child of five siblings, the other four of whom died before he was born. He was the son of J. Chrys Dougherty and Mary Virginia Henderson Dougherty. His grandfather Robert Dougherty immigrated from Ireland and founded a boys' school in south...
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Dudley Benningfield Houle, MD

February 2, 1927 - February 19, 2014

Dudley Benningfield (Ben) Houle MD FACS was called home on February 19, 2014 at the age 87. Ben was born in Eastland, Texas on February 2, 1927. He proudly served his country in the Army during World War II and later in the Air Force. He retired after a long decorated career as a flight surgeon and hospital commander from the Air Force in 1973 from Carswell AFB, Texas. Ben became the first...
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Vera Steger Marlatt

October 21, 1919 - February 19, 2014

Vera Steger Marlatt, passed peacefully into the Heavenly realms to join her husband Jimmie Marlatt on February 19, 2014. Her loving family was by her side throughout the several days she was in the hospital. She was 94 years old. Vera was born in Louisburg, Kansas October 21, 1919. Her proud parents were Thomas Steger and Ella Mae Kaiser Steger. She was preceded in death by both parents and...
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Isidora Ramos

April 4, 1921 - February 19, 2014

Isadora Ramos passed away on February 19, 2014. She was 92 years old. She is survived by her daughter, Cruz Rosales and husband; grandsons, Sonny (Felix Jr.), Jesse and Ruben Rosales, Frank B. Ngok and family; her sister, Maria Uballe; 13 great-grandchildren; 44 great-great-grandchildren. Viewing at Weed-Corley-Fish, S. Congress Ave. (512-442-1446) on Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 pm to...
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Richard T. Shultz

April 5, 1920 - February 18, 2014

Richard T. Shultz died suddenly on February 18, 2014 at his home in Lakeway at the age of 93. Born to Leon and Gayle Shultz in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 5, 1920, his early childhood was spent with his only brother, Bill, playing with neighborhood children and riding with his mother on the interurban trolley to church on Sundays. He and Bill shared a very small room in an 800 square foot...
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