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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

Patricia Orner Felger

October 17, 1936 - August 28, 2015

Patricia Orner Felger, a dedicated elementary school teacher, proud mother and grandmother, and a life-long champion of all children passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and close friends on August 28, 2015. She lost her valiant battle with a rare type of bile duct cancer. Born in Philadelphia on October17, 1936 to Harold G. Orner and Mary Gorden Orner, Pat was raised in New Orleans...
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Florence Henszey Jordan

July 26, 1924 - August 27, 2015

Florence Henszey Jordan Our dear mother, Florence Henszey Jordan died peacefully in Austin, Texas, August 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Her daughter was with her when she died. Florence was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 26, 1924, the only child of Jacob and Florence Henszey. She spent her childhood in Philadelphia and was raised in the Quaker faith. In the early 1940's, while...
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Calvin Henry Harris

May 17, 1922 - August 27, 2015

Calvin Henry Harris of Dripping Springs, Texas, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 in Austin, Texas at the age of 93 years old. He was born on May 17, 1922 in Winchester, Texas. He graduated from Smithville High School and went on to attend the University of Texas. He then served in the United States Army as 1st Sergeant in the 349th Airdrome Squadron 4th Combat Cargo Group from November...
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Francis Albert Morris, Jr.

July 21, 1928 - August 27, 2015

Dr. Francis Albert Morris Jr., 87, died on August 27, 2015. Frank was born on July 21, 1928 in Beaumont, Texas to Francis Albert Morris Sr. and Helen Schwarz Morris. At the age of 16, he enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Science degree. He attended Duke University Medical School and later trained in plastic surgery with a specialty in hand surgery. During...
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Gerry Wolfe

November 20, 1951 - August 25, 2015

Gerry Wolfe, 63, of Austin passed away Tuesday, August 25th in his home. He was born in Springhill, LA to the late James A. and Geraldine Wolfe. Gerry was a USAF pilot for 22 years and earned the rank of Lt. Colonel. He retired as commander of the 65th Airlift Squadron at Hickam AFB, HI. Gerry and his wife Dixie have a loving and fun family; Emily, husband Kevin and granddaughter Grace of...
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Margaret May "Peggy" Calohan Owens

November 11, 1937 - August 24, 2015

Margaret May Calohan Owens, "Peggy", 77, of Lakeway, Texas passed away Monday, 24 August 2015 due to complications from COPD/Emphysema. Peggy was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Peggy was born in Houston, Texas on 11 November 1937. Her parents were William Frank Calohan and Dorothy Claire Brennan Calohan. Peggy had one sister, Virginia Claire Calohan. She grew up in Houston...
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Jose H. Hernandez

March 19, 1942 - August 24, 2015

Loving husband and father, Jose H. Hernandez, 73, of Austin, Texas passed away Monday night, August 24, 2015 at St. David's Medical Center in Austin from health complications. He was surrounded by his family and friends when he passed away. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Maria J. Rodriguez; by his four children and their spouses, son, Jesse H. Rodriguez and his wife, Claudia;...
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Cynthia Jane Wallace Huke

April 28, 1924 - August 23, 2015

Cynthia Huke, 91, died Sunday, August 23. She was born April 28, 1924, in Ada, Oklahoma to Archibald and Grace Wallace. On April 26, 1944, she married Theodore Huke, of Ft. Worth, Texas. As the wife of a colonel, Cynthia was a gracious, warm partner and homemaker. Ted and Cynthia enjoyed living in many locales, including Germany, Ohio, San Antonio and California. Cynthia was active in her...
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Wayne G. McKnelly

December 5, 1932 - August 23, 2015

Wayne G. McKnelly died on the evening of August 23, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born on December 5, 1932 in Champaign, Illinois. He is the oldest son of J.G. and Lorraine McKnelly. He graduated from Mahomet High School in Mahomet, Illinois and from Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. The consummate salesman, Wayne worked for several...
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William Harris "Bill" Lester, Sr.

October 5, 1922 - August 22, 2015

William Harris Lester, Sr. (Bill) was born on October 5, 1922 in Florence Texas to Alta and Joe Lester. He was the youngest in a large farming family of 6 children. He grew up in Florence where his family experienced the full impact of the 20s and 30s including prohibition, depression and agricultural and financial upheavals. His childhood and teen years would have been considered hard times by...
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Elizabeth "Teddie" Reichert

December 24, 1922 - August 22, 2015

Elizabeth (Teddie) Black Reichert, age 92, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of August 22, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Elizabeth entered this world December 24, 1922, in Houston, Texas, the youngest of six children born to Lilian and Benjamin Black. Elizabeth (affectionately called "Libby" and/or "Teddie") and her five siblings (Mary, Bruce, Geny, Billy, and Hazel) maintained close...
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Mattie "Dee" Duckworth

January 25, 1937 - August 22, 2015

Mattie passed away unexpectedly August 22, 2015. She grew up in Adamsville, Tennessee, graduated valedictorian and attended Business School in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1957 Mattie married E. Joe Duckworth, a marriage until he passed away in 2001. Mattie had many friends and to mention them all would be writing a book. Her passion in life was the enchantment of New Mexico, wildlife and support...
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Sybil Ruth Giese Beaman

September 19, 1923 - August 21, 2015

Sybil R.G. Beaman, 91, longtime resident of Austin, passed away peacefully at Hospice Austin's Christopher House Friday afternoon, August 21st. Sybil was born September 19, 1923 in Ratcliff, Texas, the oldest child of Edmund and Leona Giese. She spent her childhood in La Grange, Texas and was a proud graduate of La Grange High School and the University of Texas. While at Texas, she met and...
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Shannon Eden Young

July 11, 1924 - August 21, 2015

Shannon Eden Young, Sr., 91, left this world August 21, 2015, to be with his Lord and Savior. He was admired and respected by everyone who knew him and will be deeply missed. There will be a viewing on Sunday, August 30th, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Leander. The funeral services will be held on August 31st at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at...
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John Lionel Jackson

February 18, 1932 - August 20, 2015

John Lionel Jackson passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at his home surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Mary Jackson; his children: Jennifer Turnage (Gary Turnage), Joanie Jackson, Judie Heitzman (Daragh Heitzman), Jackie Hawn (Scott Hawn), John Lionel Jackson III (Kelly Jackson); eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and sixteen grand-dogs. He is...
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Russell Eugene "Rusty" Johnson

November 7, 1965 - August 19, 2015

Rusty Johnson, age 49, of Austin, Texas passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. He was born November 7, 1965 to Wanda and Curtis Johnson in Austin. He is survived by his three sons, Caleb Patrick, Grant Ransom, and William Curtis Johnson; his mother, Wanda Breed Johnson; his sister and brother-in-law, Bev and Raymund Kuenast; his brother and sister-in-law Clay and Suzanne Johnson; and many...
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L.J. Burks

August 10, 1932 - August 19, 2015

L.J. BURKS Aug. 10, 1932 – Aug.19, 2015 L.J. Burks was born in El Paso, Texas on August 10, 1932. Moving several times the family got to Austin as quickly as possible. He was a graduate of Austin High School and attended Texas Western and The University of Texas. Working in Austin for many years, L.J. and his wife, Marge, founded Burks Reproduction and Supply in 1969. It is still...
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Patricia Pryor Allday

June 10, 1932 - August 19, 2015

Patricia Pryor Allday, age 83, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in Austin, Texas, surrounded by her three children. The daughter of Edna Graham and William Harry Pryor, she was born June 10, 1932 in Lubbock, Texas. Patricia's early childhood was spent in Pecos and her teenage years were in Midland. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband Martin Lewis Allday, Jr. They were...
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Carol Ault Cheape

December 25, 1933 - August 18, 2015

Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 27 at 3:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis, 411 RR 620 South in Lakeway (aloha wear is welcome), for Carol Ault Cheape, who died at her residence Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the age of 81. Carol Ault was born on Christmas Day, 1933, to Freeman Wilbur Ault and Julia Gwin Ault. At the age of eleven, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia,...
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Edna R. Midkiff

March 20, 1963 - August 18, 2015

Edna R. Midkiff, age 52, of Cedar Park passed away August 18, 2015. She was born March 20, 1963 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Edna was preceded in death by her brother, Roger Sharpless; sister, Christina Sterling; and step-father, Harvey Sterling. She is survived by her husband, Ernie Midkiff; daughters, Misty McKinney, Kristy Midkiff and Alicia Midkiff; her mother, Lannell Sterling;...
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Kerry Irvin Gunnarson

March 19, 1949 - August 18, 2015

Kerry Irvin Gunnarson was born in Ogden, Utah on March 19, 1949 the second son of Kenneth and Joye Gunnarson. On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, surrounded by family, Kerry passed away at Lakeway Regional Medical Center, Lakeway, Texas. Kerry was 66, an avid fisherman, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was a Merrill Lynch vice president; touching and positively impacting...
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Gary Tipton

November 27, 1944 - August 17, 2015

Gary Tipton Born: November 27, 1944 Died: August 17, 2015 Gary Harlan Tipton, 70, of Lakeway, Texas died on Monday, August 17, 2015 following a year-long brave battle with cancer. Gary was born on November 27, 1944 in Temple, Texas to Troy Harlan Tipton and Geneva Baker Tipton. Gary graduated from Waco High School and played football for the University of Texas Longhorns from 1963 to 1965...
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Maris (Mitzi) Kay Bootzin

May 26, 1941 - August 17, 2015

Maris (Mitzi) Kay Bootzin nee Pittelman, 74, passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side at the Harbor at Lakeway in Austin, Texas, on August 17, 2015. She lost her short battle with neuroendocrine cancer after having survived breast cancer several years ago. She was preceded in death by her parents Frema Taxey Pittelman and Harry Pittelman, and by her husband of 55 years, Dr. Richard...
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Curtis C. Kelton, Sr.

August 21, 1933 - August 16, 2015

Curt passed away on August 16, 2015, five days before his 82nd birthday. On September 1, 1959, Curt married the love of his life, Carolyn Bice, whom he called "Puddin". Married for 55 years, they had four children. Curt lived a long and happy life. He was a wonderful husband, daddy, and a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Curt worked for Responsive Information Management Systems...
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Manuel F. Gomes

August 1, 1932 - August 16, 2015

Manuel F. Gomes (Manny) of Leander, Texas died Sunday, August 16, 2015, at the age of 83. He was born to Manuel S. Gomes and Frances O. Dysko in Lowell, Massachusetts on August 1, 1932. Manny was a skilled electronics technician and worked in the United States Air Force for over 20 years before retiring in 1973. He then continued his career in civilian service for another twenty years. He...
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Guillermo "Billy" Garcia

March 14, 1944 - August 15, 2015

Guillermo "Billy" Garcia, 71, passed away on August 15, 2015 in Austin, TX. Born March 14, 1944 in Mexico City to Guillermo and Tayde Garcia, Billy grew up and graduated with a degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from The Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Billy traveled the world competing in water ski tournaments, which is how he met his wife of 48 years, Linda Lloyd Garcia....
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Beulah "Bea" Koenings

September 25, 1923 - August 15, 2015

Beulah 'Bea' Koenings, 91, longtime resident of Austin passed away peacefully at her Brookdale Assisted Living residence early Saturday morning, August 15th. Bea was the first of the twins born on September 25, 1923 to Arnold and Susie Warden of Burnet, TX and it was there, on the Warden Ranch, that she found her love of nature and understanding of the value of a hard day's work. She stayed...
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Christopher Jacob Ramirez

August 6, 1993 - August 15, 2015

Christopher Jacob Ramirez, 22, of Austin, Texas passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015, surrounded by loving family. After attending high school in Round Rock, Texas Christopher worked various jobs where he loved learning to operate different types of equipment - heavy equipment being his favorite, of course. He is survived by his mother, Jackie Ramirez; step-father, Gene Wermes; father,...
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Lisa Luanne Penney McGee

January 4, 1961 - August 14, 2015

Lisa Luanne Penney McGee, 54 years old, went to live with Jesus on Friday, August 14, 2015. Lisa was born on January 4, 1961 in Houston Texas. She moved to Austin in 1964 with her parents Billy Bruce and Faye Owens Penney. Lisa attended Reagan high school. She met her Soul Mate, Thomas Jay McGee, at a church Ice Cream Social. The couple was married on November 6, 1993 in Austin, Texas....
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Robert R. (Bob) Jones

December 20, 1943 - August 14, 2015

Mr. Robert R. (Bob) Jones was born in Houston to Robert Raeburn Jones and Bertha Janett Jones. He was 71years of age when he died on Friday, August 14, 2015. After graduating from Bay City High School Bob served in the US Navy Reserve. Bob Jones earned a Bachelor of Fine arts degree in Studio Art and Art Education as well as a Master's degree in Sculpture and Art History from the University...
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Carolyn Sue Akin Bates

October 21, 1936 - August 13, 2015

Carolyn Sue Akin Bates (Sue), (Mama Sue), mother and best friend passed away on August 13, 2015. She was born October 21, 1936 in Indianapolis, IN to Orville and Irene Akin. She is survived by her children, Jerri Sue Bates, Michael Lane Bates and Paul Stephen Bates; sister, Sandra Kay Coffey and ex-husband Don L. Bates. She lived in Evansville, IN from 1958 – 1970 with her husband Don and...
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Colleen Ward Hightower

October 30, 1927 - August 13, 2015

Colleen Ward Hightower died on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in Austin, Texas, following a series of strokes. Colleen was born on October 30, 1927 in Tulia, Texas to William Henry Ward and Lola May Lindley Ward. Surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends she survived life in the dust bowl days and through the great depression in the high plains of Texas. At the age of...
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Glen Earl Taylor

July 1, 1931 - August 10, 2015

Glen Earl Taylor passed away peacefully on Monday, August 10th, 2015. He was born July 1st, 1931 in Amarillo, Texas, to Earl Sloan Taylor and Loma Gladys Wheat. He grew up in Sweetwater, Texas. After graduating from Sweetwater High School in 1948, he attended the University of Texas. While there, he joined the Marine Reserves and was called to active duty during the Korean War as part of the...
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Stephen Paul Welhausen

March 24, 1962 - August 10, 2015

A three-legged dog walked into a bar and said, "I'm looking for the man that shot my paw". If you spent much time with Steve, you probably heard him tell that joke or one of his many others. As corny as they were, they never failed in their mission to put a smile on the recipient's face! Steve had many talents. But his greatest gift was his ability to listen with intent, take a genuine...
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Joe B. Dibrell, Jr.

October 27, 1925 - August 9, 2015

Judge Joe B. Dibrell, Jr., beloved by so many, passed from this life on Sunday, August 9, 2015. "Joe Jr.," his boyhood name, or "Judge Dibrell," as he was known for 55 years, was born in Coleman, Texas on October 27, 1925, the youngest of six children. Growing up in a big Texas house near a Hords Creek swimming hole, he milked the one cow each day, became very accomplished on the clarinet and...
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Johnnie Devon Marable III

November 26, 1965 - August 9, 2015

Johnnie Devon Marable III was born to the late Johnnie and Freddie Faye Marable on November 26, 1965 in Newport News, Virginia, and grew up in Marlboro Heights in Killeen, TX. Johnnie is known by his many friends as Big Johnnie or Big Guy, and Big Daddy Smooth by his son, Shaquille. He is remembered for his big bear hugs and smile. Johnnie played football and basketball at Killeen High School...
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Linda Ann Parker

January 7, 1943 - August 9, 2015

Linda Patterson Parker passed away unexpectedly Sunday August 9th. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert Herrick Parker, her children: Chris Parker and wife Bridget Dunlap of Austin Texas, David Parker and wife Kathy Parker of Lakeway, Texas and Lee Ann Haran and husband Michael Haran of Mansfield Texas. She is also survived by her greatest blessings, her grandchildren: Preston...
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April Dawn Collins

April 16, 1975 - August 7, 2015

April Collins, 40 yrs old, passed away on August 7, 2015 in Denison, TX. April was born in Taylor, TX on April 16, 1975. She is survived by Judy and Tom Pickrel, parents, of Denison; Mark and Elizabeth Collins, brother and sister-in-law, of Bertram, TX; Blaine Fuller, son, of Dallas, TX; Elizabeth Hays, daughter, of Round Rock, TX; Courtney Hays, daughter, of Cedar Creek, TX; and a large extended...
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J.W. "Web" Elliott

September 27, 1921 - August 7, 2015

James Webster Elliott, known among family, friends and colleagues as "Web," passed away in Austin, Texas, on Friday, August 7, 2015, at the age of 93. He was born on September 27, 1921, in the rural community of Concord, in Rusk County, Texas. At age 5, Web, the youngest son of Albert Cecil and Monnie Green Elliott, moved with his family to Sonora, Sutton County, Texas, where he attended...
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Susan Marks Craven

May 23, 1941 - August 6, 2015

It is with a heavy heart, that we announce the passing of Susan Marks Craven, on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Susan was a committed civic leader throughout her life. While raising her family in Corpus Christi, she was an active member of the CCISD school board. After moving to Austin, she became a leader at the state level. Susan was part of Governor White's Select committee, later she was part...
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Lee S. Mills, Jr.

October 24, 1935 - August 5, 2015

Lee S. Mills, Jr., 79, died Wednesday, August 5, 2015, in Austin, Texas at Cornerstone Hospital from complications with COPD. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Joan (Reid) Mills; his son Mark "Zoid" Mills; his daughters, Lisa Mills and Michelle (Mills) Barnes; and granddaughter, Sarah Barnes; his sister, Betty Babcock. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lee S. Mills, Sr. and Betty Wilson...
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Lawrence Mark Joseph

April 13, 1953 - August 5, 2015

Lawrence Mark Joseph was born in Austin, Texas on April 13, 1953 to Mildred and Sammie Joseph. Larry was a third generation member of the Cater Joseph family who originally settled in Austin in 1881 five generations ago. Larry entered heaven after a yearlong battle with cancer on August 5, 2015. Larry lived in Austin all of his life and attended St. Austin's School, the Austin public schools...
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Michael Steven Scott, Jr.

October 4, 1981 - August 3, 2015

Michael Steven Scott Jr. passed away on August 3, 2015. He was a bona fide geek through and through, and proud of it. His love of Lord of the Rings bordered on obsessive; especially during the times when the movies were released. He could talk about those books till others around him had glazed over blank expressions on their faces. He was also a fan of Harry Potter, WoW and Power Rangers. ...
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Steve Conyers

November 23, 1956 - August 2, 2015

Steven John Conyers, 58, was born November 23, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, to John F. and E. Elizabeth (Swanson) Conyers. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 2, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Steve graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1979. He was employed by the Internal Revenue Service for almost thirty years until his retirement in...
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Roy Putman Mock

July 20, 1918 - August 2, 2015

Roy Putman Mock went home to be with his Lord on August 2, 2015. He was born in Hunt County, Texas on July 20, 1918. He attended Texas A&M University before serving with the 1905th Engineering Aviation Battalion in Burma during WWII. He retired from Remington Rand after 33 years and had many years to enjoy his woodworking, rock cutting and gardening. In his later years he generously supported...
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Jackson David "Jake" Webster

March 15, 1920 - August 1, 2015

Jake was born in Sweetwater, TX to Jackson David and Nora Edith Webster. He is survived by his children: Marsha Peters of Dallas, TX, Jacque Webster of Austin, TX and Matt Webster of Coppell, TX. He is also survived by three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He lived and worked in Galveston and Dallas, TX a majority of his adult life. Jake was in the hotel business for 30 years,...
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Kristi Ann Walker

July 12, 1956 - August 1, 2015

Kristi Ann Walker, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and a tireless nurturer to countless babies and families, left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven on Friday, August 1, 2015. Her passion for life, her love for her family, and her deep religious faith made her a bright light of inspiration and intelligence that touched all of our hearts. She inspired her...
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Ginger D. Coble

August 18, 1956 - July 31, 2015

Ginger Denise Coble, age 58, passed away July 31, 2015 at her residence in Austin, Texas. Ginger was born on August 18, 1956 in San Antonio, Texas and attended High School in San Antonio. Ginger will be remembered for her wonderful smile and the love she shared with her family and friends. Ginger enjoyed the outdoors and spent uncountable weekends at the beach or camping by rivers or lakes...
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Janet Lee Stoeltje

July 14, 1931 - July 31, 2015

Janet Lee Stoeltje, 84, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at The Summit in Austin, Texas. She was born July 14, 1931, to J.U. Lee and Jeffie Mae Meek Lee. Janet was raised, along with her surviving sisters, Betty Lee Gold, and Julie Lee Kidd, by their mother in Austin, Texas. After graduating from Austin High School, Janet entered The University of Texas in 1950 where she joined Delta Gamma and,...
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Betty Hall Evans

August 25, 1921 - July 30, 2015

Betty Hall Evans was born August 25, 1921 in Ireland, and passed away on July 30, 2015, in Austin, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 10am Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her late husband of 55 years, David S. Evans. He was a retired astronomy professor at the University of Texas, through which...
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Helen Louise Woolson Plevich

March 15, 1932 - July 30, 2015

Helen Louise Plevich (nee Woolson) passed away peacefully July 30, 2015 in Austin, Texas. She was raised in Birmingham, Michigan by Helen C. and L. Irving Woolson and enjoyed summers in Union Springs, N.Y. at her grandfather's cabin on Lake Cayuga. In Birmingham, she started her lifelong devotion to the Presbyterian Church and love of piano. In high school, she added clarinet to piano, and was...
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Donna Mae Pate Miller

May 31, 1946 - July 30, 2015

Donna Mae Pate Miller from Kyle, was born in Georgetown, TX on May 31, 1946 to parents Jefferson Slaughter Pate and Louise Marie Redard Pate. Donna received her calling on July 30, 2015 at the age of 69 to join her loved ones including her son Rex Allen Miller, her mother Louise, and her sister Barbara Gean Stark who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Wesley Hill...
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Charles Robert "Bob" Busbey

June 26, 1934 - July 30, 2015

Charles Robert "Bob" Busbey, 81, of Austin, died July 30th, following a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Born June 26, 1934 in Dallas, the son of Arthur B. Busbey, Sr. and Mollie Sandefur Busbey, Bob grew up in Dallas and received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned a master's degree in business management, and an ABD/Ph.D also from U.T....
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Theresa "Estelle" Kinney

August 28, 1924 - July 30, 2015

Theresa "Estelle" Kinney passed away on July 30th at the age of 90. Her life was filled with much joy and happiness from time spent with family and friends. Known for her endearing personality, kindness, and strength, she will be missed by many. Graveside services will be held Monday, August 3, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Forest Park East Cemetery in Houston, TX. In lieu of flowers, contributions...
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Janneta (Jane) Ruth Genthe

October 13, 1943 - July 29, 2015

Janneta, or Jane as she was known to friends and family, passed away July 29, 2015, in her home at the edge of the Hill Country in Travis County. She was 71, and is survived by many family members and friends who will miss her big heart, bright laugh, and quick wit. Jane was born October 13, 1943, in Gatesville, Texas, to Patsy Ruth Hale Wallace and Bill Abithel Wallace. She spent her early...
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Vera Dunlap Martin

July 31, 1923 - July 28, 2015

Vera Martin was born July 31, 1923, in Austin, the last of six children born to Ophal Young Dunlap and Arthur Hoyt Dunlap. She died July 28, 2015 in Austin, Texas. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 3, 2015, 11AM, at University Avenue Church of Christ, 1903 University Ave, Austin, TX, 78705, with Pastor Eddie Sharp officiating. Vera was a proud member of University Avenue Church of...
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Fredrick Mark Smith , Jr.

June 9, 1967 - July 28, 2015

Fredrick Mark Smith, Jr. died unexpectedly in his home in Austin on July 28, 2015. Mark was born in Waco, TX to Rick and Kathy Smith on June 9, 1967. He lived his life mostly in both Waco and Austin. Mark was always in the food service business as an adult and even as a teenager. His management jobs took him to adventures in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Dallas, Charlotte, and Houston as well...
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Francis "Frank" Edward Ditmore

April 10, 1939 - July 28, 2015

Francis "Frank" Edward Ditmore was born on April 10, 1939, in Denton, Texas. While sleeping peacefully at home, Frank passed away on July 28, 2015. Frank attended Cisco High School and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with honors in 1961. He served in the Army and National Guard and was a member of Riverbend Church. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Katie...
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Daniel A. Castro, Jr.

December 10, 1945 - July 27, 2015

Dr. Daniel A Castro Jr, 69, died Monday July 27, 2015 at his home in Round Rock, TX from complications of liver cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm August 22nd, 2015 at the Lois Perkins Chapel at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. Friends may call at the Weed Corley-Fish Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 512-452-8811 or visit on line at for more...
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Alvin Paul "Block" Olbrich

April 8, 1918 - July 27, 2015

Born April 8, 1918 in Burlington, Texas, fourth child of Stephanie Pretsch and John Anton Olbrich. He attended Texas A&M University where he played baseball and football. Block graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1939. At the time of his death he was the oldest living member of the 1938-39 championship football team. He was noted for having scored the first touchdown by an "Aggie...
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William Jack Ferrell

August 14, 1927 - July 26, 2015

William Jack Kelly Ferrell was born August 14, 1927 in Malone, Texas to W.H. and Mary Ferrell. He died in Austin, Texas on July 26, 2015. When Jack was small, his family moved to Mt. Calm, Texas. He graduated from school as class valedictorian at age sixteen. When he turned 18, he followed his brothers into the military. He served three years in the United States Air Force, fourteen months...
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Miriam Chance

February 16, 1926 - July 25, 2015

Miriam Chance, 89, passed away on July 25, 2015. She was born February 16, 1926, in Poughkeepsie, New York. She is predeceased by her husband, Howard Chance, her parents, Robert and Selma DeCormier, and her sisters, Brita Walker, Francis DeCormier and Regina Shekerjian. She married Howard Chance on May 28, 1944. She is survived by her brother, Robert DeCormier and wife, Louise, daughter...
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Joshua Joe Reina

October 15, 1980 - July 25, 2015

Joshua Joe Reina 34, of Austin, Texas passed away suddenly on July 25, 2015. He was born in Austin, Texas on October 15, 1980. Joshua grew up in Del Valle, Texas and attended Del Valle High School. He was a dedicated employee at Thunder Cloud Subs. He always said he was an awesome sandwich maker and loved his job that he considered as family since 2001. He was such an amazing soul and had a...
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Josephine Vissers

January 19, 1926 - July 25, 2015

Josephine Vissers passed away peacefully at home on July 25, 2015 at 89 years. Josephine was born and raised in South Hadley Falls, MA. She married Theodore (Ted) Vissers on his birthday in 1948. They were married over 50 years, during half of which she experienced the joys and trials of being a military wife. Josephine moved with her family to Austin in 1973 when Ted retired from the Air...
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Elaine Folberg

March 2, 1923 - July 25, 2015

Elaine Folberg, age 92, died peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from the long-term complications of Alzheimer's Disease. A second generation American, Elaine grew up in a Jewish immigrant neighborhood in Philadelphia, with Yiddish as her first language. It was there that her husband of 73 years, Joe, met her when she was 12 years old. She was very musical, had a quick laugh and a...
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Katy Taylor Bailey

May 16, 1924 - July 24, 2015

Katy Irene Taylor Bailey, age 91, born on May 16, 1924 to Christopher and Alice Taylor passed from this life to be with her Lord on July 24, 2015 in Katy, Texas. She was a graduate of Thrall High School class of 1941 and Durham's Business College. After graduating from Business College, Katy worked for Davidson Sash and Door until she married Chester Allen Bailey on October 16, 1943. After...
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Mary Josephine Collie Wroe

November 29, 1927 - July 23, 2015

Mary Josephine Collie Wroe passed away at Buckner Villa on July 23, 2015 at the age of 87 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. She was raised in Eastland, Texas by Della & Melbourne Collie until the 3rd grade when she moved to Austin and first met her future husband at Pease Elementary School. She was President of Austin High Red Jackets, joined Delta Delta Delta sorority at the University of...
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Brenda Sargent

December 23, 1953 - July 23, 2015

Brenda Sargent beloved wife of Michael Sargent passed away on July 23rd 2015 at 12:35a.m. She never had friends, they were ALL family, and if you knew her for more than 5 minutes you were family. Brenda is survived by her husband, Michael Sargent; sons, Michael Jr.and Kevin; brothers, Gary Wiede and Danny Wiede. She has 12 grandchildren, numerous adopted kids and so many others that called...
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Joel Williams

June 19, 1979 - July 23, 2015

Joel was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1979 and subsequently lived in Kentucky, Germany, Ohio and Maryland where he graduated from Arundel High School. While there he ran cross country and captained the "It's Academic" team. He pursued computer engineering at Lehigh University and while in the university choir under the direction of Stephen Sametz toured China, Korea, Thailand, Russia and many...
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Darryl Wayne Waldrup

November 15, 1982 - July 23, 2015

Darryl Wayne Waldrup (32) of Austin, Texas, died July 23, 2015, after a tragic motorcycle accident. Born in Memphis, Tenn., on November 15, 1982, Darryl grew up in Hernando, Miss. He graduated from Hernando High School, ITT Tech, and later ACC. He was a mechanic enthusiast and enjoyed fixing up unique cars, repairing motorcycles, taking road trips, and helping friends and family. He is...
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Betty Lea Vaughan

February 7, 1925 - July 23, 2015

Betty Lea Vaughan, who celebrated her 90th birthday earlier this year surrounded by her entire family, passed away on July 23, 2015. Betty was born February 7, 1925 in Austin, Texas. She was the only child of Howard A. Lea and Bernice Puryear Lea. She grew up in Austin where she made many lifelong friends. She attended Pease Elementary and graduated from Austin High School in 1942. Betty...
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William L. Cohagan

June 26, 1945 - July 22, 2015

William L. Cohagan, 70, died in the early afternoon of Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Born in 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas, Bill grew up in San Antonio and spent his adult life in Austin. He attended the Culver Military Academy in Indiana (home to many of his favorite teenage memories), where he was the Captain of the Black Horse Troop, the oldest mounted cavalry unit in the United States. Bill rode...
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Christopher M. Fairman

July 26, 1960 - July 22, 2015

Christopher M. Fairman, the Associate Dean for Faculty and the C. William O' Neill Professor in Law and Judicial Administration at The Ohio State Moritz College of Law, died unexpectedly on July 22nd at the age of 54. Christopher was born July 26, 1960 in Parsons, Kansas, but raised in Austin, Texas. He earned a B.A. in 1982 from the University of Texas at Austin and in 1994 received his J...
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Raymond Devine

August 26, 1928 - July 22, 2015

Raymond Devine, a thirty year resident of Austin, passed away on July 22, 2015 after a long illness. He was born in Houston, Texas to Jesse Devine, Sr. and June Devine on August 26th, 1928. Growing up in Houston during the Great Depression and World War II, his lifelong values were shaped by those events, resulting in great focus on his education and career. He served his country by joining...
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William Austin McMeans

May 25, 1995 - July 21, 2015

Our son, a brother, a true Texan, a Southerner, a Longhorn and a proud American. We were blessed with Austin's larger than life presence for 20 years. He loved his family, he loved history, he loved the Horns, he loved dogs, he was kind, and respectful. He was so much better than all of us - a better person, smarter, funnier -- just better in every way. Please let the memory of his smile...
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Aldona (Dona) Uzdilla Varney

February 10, 1926 - July 21, 2015

Aldona (Dona) Uzdilla Varney, age 89, passed away with her family at her side, on July 21, 2015, in Austin Texas. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on February 10, 1926 and was the daughter of John and Margaret Meleska. She was predeceased by her brother, Albin Meleska. Dona attended Holy Trinity School and graduated from Hartford High School. She worked for the State of Connecticut...
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Jo P. Baker

August 30, 1933 - July 21, 2015

Jo Baker, 81, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed peacefully on July 21, 2015. An avid world traveler she taught those around her to love life, adventure and gumbo. Survived by her husband John Baker; three daughters Ellen Tarbox, Dariel Baker, and Becky Schiffel; and granddaughter Kimberly Schiffel. She will be dearly missed and will be celebrated at a later date when husband...
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Wayne Bruce Storey, Jr.

September 30, 1946 - July 20, 2015

Wayne Bruce Storey Jr. Retired USAF MSG, 68 of Austin, Texas passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015. Mr. Storey was born on September 30, 1946, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Wayne and Miriam Storey. After high school he joined the United States Air Force where he served for 22.5 years. After retiring from the Air Force he worked for Westgate Lanes. He enjoyed bowling, spending time with...
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Laverne R. "Kitty" McLane

September 22, 1935 - July 20, 2015

Laverne R. "Kitty" McLane passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015 in Austin, TX at the age of 79. Kitty is survived by her loving daughter, Patricia Horn, daughter-in-law, Brenda McLane, grandchildren Justin and Veronica Horn, Stephanie and Alan Hill, and William McLane, great-grandchildren Isabella and Travis Horn, and Avery Hill, six brothers, H.E. Butcher, James Butcher, Allen Butcher, Jimmy...
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Brian William Schenk

July 29, 1938 - July 19, 2015

With great sadness the family and friends of Brian William Schenk announce that he died peacefully on July 19, 2015 in Austin, Texas after battling significantly declining health for the past 2 years. Brian was 76 years old. Brian was born July 29, 1938 in Union New Jersey and after the war, ultimately relocated to Texas to attend college and pursue his teaching career. Always a dedicated and...
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Linda K. Hughes

November 1, 1963 - July 19, 2015

Linda K. Hughes passed away on July 19, 2015 in Austin, TX. She was born November 1, 1963 in Abilene, TX at Dyess AFB to Ernestine and John Hughes. Linda was baptized at Abilene Christian Church. Linda was educated in Austin at Casis Elementary, Baker Elementary, O'Henry Middle School, and Austin High School (graduate of 1982). She then attended Austin Community College (Fall 1982-Summer 1983)...
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Betty Ripperger

October 21, 1916 - July 19, 2015

Betty Ripperger passed away peacefully on Sunday July 19, 2015 in her home with her family around. Thus ended a long life peppered with family, travel, volunteering, joy and despair, and a steadfast devotion to what she believed was right. She was born, the oldest of two girls, Elizabeth Nancy Morley on October 21, 1916 in Kansas City, Missouri to James Wesley and Clara Longaker Morley and...
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Brandon Wayd Wallace , "B-Man"

June 13, 1994 - July 19, 2015

Brandon W. Wallace "B-Man", 21, passed away on July 19, 2015 as a result from an injury due to a motor vehicle accident. Brandon was born on June 13, 1994 in Austin, TX. He is survived by his mother Bridgette Lockhart, Aunt Terry Walker, Sister Crystal Hamons with husband Randall, Brother Chad Wallace with wife Melissa, Sister Celsie Rocha with husband John, Brother Bobby Lockhart with wife...
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Janice Shanahan

May 6, 1945 - July 18, 2015

Janice Shanahan, age 70 of Austin, Texas passed away on July 18, 2015 after a short illness. Janice was born on May 6, 1945 in Elkton, Maryland and lived most of her life in nearby Chesapeake City, Maryland. Janice moved to Austin in 1998 to be closer to her family following the death of her beloved husband Terry Shanahan. She is survived by her son, Brian Guthrie, his wife Melissa, and three...
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John Carl Scurlock

August 24, 1932 - July 17, 2015

John Carl Scurlock, age 82, passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior on Friday, July 17, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. John grew up in Dallas, attended Highland Park schools and graduated from Southern Methodist University. Upon graduation, he married Jan Lowry Simpson, the love of his life for the past 61 years. He proudly served in the United States Air Force as a pilot...
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Michael Gene Lersch

July 3, 1957 - July 16, 2015

Michael Gene Lersch, 58, of Powhatan, died suddenly July 16 while visiting family in Texas. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary, and his mother Shirley. He is survived by his wife, Ann, and daughter Heidi (with spouse Angel and children Hunter and Juniper), sons Peter and James, and daughter Kelly (with spouse Ryan), and by father and mother Gene and Dianne, and siblings Judy, Jeff,...
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Lora Laverne Kleen Fox

April 16, 1928 - July 16, 2015

Lora Laverne Kleen Fox, 87, of Austin, Texas, died Thursday, July 16th. Lora was born to Arda and Bertie Kleen on April 16, 1928 in Georgetown, Texas. She graduated valedictorian from Liberty Hill High School in 1946, went to Nixon Clay College, and became a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone. She married Luther Hiram Fox on December 10, 1954 and they were blessed with two...
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Byron C. Jarratt

April 3, 1951 - July 15, 2015

Byron C. Jarratt, age 64 of Austin passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2015 at his home. He was born on Tuesday, April 3, 1951 to Byron John and Audrey Kee Jarratt in Jacksonville, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Benjamin Jarratt; and a sister, Connie Duke. Byron is survived by his daughter, Chloe Weatherly; sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Floyd Ashcraft; 5...
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Rachel Price

November 24, 1933 - July 15, 2015

Mary Rachel Sheridan Price (81) passed away quietly surrounded by family and friends on July 15, 2015. She was born on November 24, 1933 in Houma, LA to John Wesley and Jesse Mae (Meyers) Sheridan. She grew up on their farm and in the wilds of southern Louisiana and told stories of watching the paddle-wheel steamships traveling up the waters of their homestead in Houma. Upon graduation from...
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Billie Joyce (Priddy) Baran

February 17, 1930 - July 14, 2015

Billie Joyce (Priddy) LeBoeuf Huddleston Baran 1930-2015 This week, our beloved Billie Joyce (Priddy) Baran soft-shoe shuffled her way to a celestial seaside paradise in the sky. At the tender age of 85, Joyce, or Gammer, as many of us preferred to call her, was enveloped by loved ones at her Hill Country home as she tranquilly said adieu and departed this world. On February 7, 1930, as...
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Donald G. Brown

October 17, 1937 - July 14, 2015

Donald G. Brown, of Leander,TX, beloved family member and friend passed away July 14th,2015. He was 77 years old. Donald was born on October 17, 1937 in Terry County, Texas to Jack Ervin Brown and Bessie Aleene Trussell Brown. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday July 18th at 2:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Leander located at 10000 Ranch Road 2243 E, Leander,TX.
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Edward Mitchell Tuggle, Jr.

December 11, 1948 - July 13, 2015

Edward Mitchell Tuggle, Jr., of Austin, Texas, died unexpectedly July 13, 2015, at the Heart Hospital of Austin. He was 66. Ed was a retired software engineer at IBM, where he worked for over 40 years. Over the course of his career, he traveled extensively worldwide, and relished his opportunities to meet people and learn about diverse cultures and customs. Before moving to Austin, Ed also...
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Christopher Mitchell Morris

December 29, 1968 - July 12, 2015

Christopher Mitchell Morris, 46, of Round Rock, Texas, died on Sunday, July 12, 2015. He was born in Brookings, South Dakota on December 29, 1968 to Gary Lee Morris and Lana Jean Morris. Chris is survived by his wife Kristin, and two daughters Regan and Tara. He also leaves behind a mother, brothers, grandmother, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and hundreds of friends that knew and loved him...
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J.W. Hutson

July 5, 1936 - July 12, 2015

Survived by Wife: Dorothy of Spicewood Sisters: Betty Brust of Spicewood and Linda Shannon of Smiley Children: Sandra (Keith) Pearson of Rockport; Randy Hutson of Spicewood; Robert Hutson of Dripping Springs; Becky (Hank) Amor of Bee Cave; Rachel Hutson of Spicewood Grandchildren: Amanda (Logan) Burton of Rockport; Stephanie (John) Reed of Portland; Kendra (James) Pierce of Gilmer;...
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James "Jim" Underwood Cross, (U.S.A.F. Ret)

April 25, 1925 - July 11, 2015

Brig. Gen. James "Jim" Underwood Cross (U.S. Air Force, Ret.), age 90, of Gatesville, Texas passed from this life to his eternal life in heaven on July 11, 2015. For 90 years, he lived a life of honor and respect, and leaves behind a kaleidoscope of memories for his family and all those who were privileged to know and serve with him. Jim—as he always introduced himself despite his rank—made...
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Ray Drayton Robertson

February 19, 1930 - July 10, 2015

Ray was born February 19, 1930 in Taylor, Texas, and died July 10, 2015 at his beloved home, as he wished. He loved his Taylor roots and was always proud to have been a Taylor Duck. Ray attended Southwestern University in Georgetown. After transferring to the University of Texas at Austin, Ray earned both his BA and Masters degrees. He taught high school English in Seguin, served in the Texas...
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Dorothy R. Stevens

September 2, 1930 - July 10, 2015

Dorothy R. Stevens, 84, of Austin, passed away on July 10, 2015 at Austin Hospice Christopher House. Mrs. Stevens was born in Taylor, Texas to Albert and Mabel Rydell Senkel and was married to Edgar N. Stevens for 68 years. She worked at the University of Texas for 25 years. Active in her community and church, Mrs. Stevens volunteered at the Seton Hospital gift shop for more than 20 years and...
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Alfred G. Prinz, Jr.

August 24, 1930 - July 9, 2015

Alfred G. Prinz, Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 9, 2015. Al was born in Taylor, Texas to Alfred G. Prinz, Sr. and Dora Kerlin. Al graduated from Pflugerville High School and from the University of Texas. In the late 1970's, Al pursued his dream of establishing his own CPA firm. Al married Bettie Jane Holt in 1961 and they settled in Rollingwood, Texas. He was a member of St....
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Herbert J. Gardner

November 15, 1928 - July 9, 2015

That first date through the years has been celebrated with joyous excitement and the rambunctiously crazy and downright stupid Gardner rendition of Happy Birthday. That second date now forces us to face and celebrate with full and grateful hearts the release of Herbert J. Gardner to his rest, freedom and eternal destiny in the hands of God's love. Born in Austin, Texas in the old Brackenridge...
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Norman Lincoln Lair, Major USAF Ret.

February 12, 1925 - July 8, 2015

Norman Lincoln Lair, Major USAF Ret. was an outstanding serviceman and a distinguished war veteran. During his more than 25 years in the United States Air Force he accumulated many awards and decorations. After retirement he worked in insurance and real estate sales. Being an avid golfer Norman played golf up until a few months before his passing. Always an optimist his goal was to return to...
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