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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

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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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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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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Howard Moench, MD

July 4, 1936 - July 7, 2015

Dr. Howard Christopher Moench, MD, 79, of Spicewood, Texas, physician and owner of Stone House Vineyard, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at his home. Born on July 4, 1936 in Springfield, MA, Dr. Moench grew up in southern California. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts and from USC with a Doctorate of Medicine. Dr. Moench established the Department of Radiation Oncology at Park Plaza...
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David Phillip Church

September 15, 1979 - July 7, 2015

David Phillip Church, 35, of Austin, Texas died peacefully July 7, 2015 at the Hospice Austin Christopher House after a 9-year struggle with cancer. He was born in Dallas, Texas on September 15, 1979 and lived in San Francisco for one year before moving to Austin. He attended St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin where he...
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Rose Jankovich

February 1, 1930 - July 6, 2015

Rose Jankovich was born on February 1, 1930 in Hungary and passed away on July 6, 2015 in Bee Cave, TX. As the oldest child, she was working while attending school. She has always distinguished herself as an exceptional partner in all of her roles she had assumed. When her time allowed, she enjoyed a variety of activities like learning languages, reading, and folkloric dance. Following the...
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Mary Grace Johnson Wilcox

April 17, 1913 - July 5, 2015

Grace was born in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico to James Wm. Johnson (b. 1863), a Texas Ranger, rancher and plantation overseer in both Texas and Mexico, and Nicholasa Valle. The young couple met in Laredo, Texas and eloped to Ciudad Victoria, Mexico in about 1911. At less than a week old Grace (with a wet nurse) and her family were 'escorted' across the Texas border in a buckboard by Pancho Villa's...
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Mary Frances (Fran) DeCoux Gerling

December 4, 1936 - July 4, 2015

Mary Frances (Fran) DeCoux Gerling, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Fran was born in Bridge City, Texas to Frank and Stella DeCoux. They lived on a dairy farm where Fran learned to milk cows, deliver eggs, and ride the tractor. Her family later moved to Houston where she attended high school at Incarnate Word. Fran was an excellent student both in...
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Marcia Caudle

August 13, 1947 - July 4, 2015

Marcia Caudle, age 67 of Austin, Texas passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was born on Wednesday, August 13, 1947 to Donald and Edith Meyer in Lima, Ohio. She grew up on a farm in Ohio and started college at nearby Bowling Green University. Fate saw Marcia fall into a long-distance love affair with a California college student that she met at the local county fair. She eventually...
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Shirley "Jeanne" Novak

August 17, 1934 - July 1, 2015

It is with great love that we bid our precious mother farewell and into the arms of God. Jeanne passed peacefully on July 1, 2015 at the age of 80 after a long, brave battle with cancer. She fought until the very end astounding the medical community with her resilience and determination. This surprised no one who knew her, personally. Jeanne was a one-of-a-kind, demonstrating her strength,...
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Nicholas Richards Beller

July 14, 1944 - June 30, 2015

Dr. Nicholas Richards Beller, age 70, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Cedar Park, Texas. He was born on July 14, 1944 in Lakewood, Ohio to Clarence John and Edna (Richards) Beller. Dr. Beller received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in Chemistry, then he earned a Doctorate degree in Chemistry from the University of New Mexico. After completing his education and...
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Harold Tillman, SMSGT

July 11, 1924 - June 29, 2015

Harold Tillman of Austin, Texas died June 29, 2015 at the age of 90. Born in North Dakota, the family eventually settled in Grant County, South Dakota. As a young man he enlisted in the Army/Air Corp to serve in World War II where he was assigned to the Pacific Theater. After the War he returned to South Dakota for several years where he eventually joined the US Air Force. During his military...
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Marla Renee Melnick

December 27, 1957 - June 29, 2015

Marla Renée Melnick, 57, passed away on June 29, 2015 following a long battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Melvin Melnick and survived by her mother, Ruth Ozon Stevenson, brother Michael Jay Melnick, sister and brother in-law Dana and Chuck Fielding, her loving boyfriend Mark Czigan, her Angel cousin Beverly Kogut, her devoted attendant Eunice Theu, and many loving aunts,...
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John Floyd Campbell II

March 16, 1927 - June 28, 2015

John Floyd Campbell II was born in McLean, Texas on March 16, 1927. He was the third of six children born to Dr. William L. and Isla Campbell. When Johnny was eleven, the family moved to Pampa where his father opened a new dental practice in 1938. Johnny showed early signs of his leadership abilities when at the age of 13 he helped organize a kids campaign club to help elect a local candidate to...
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James Michael Erdeljac

January 2, 1958 - June 28, 2015

James Michael Erdeljac, 57, went home to be with the Lord on June 28, 2015. He was born on January 2, 1958 in Fairmont, WV to Connie and Dan Erdeljac. He grew up in Houston, and spent the last 30 years in Austin, where he built a successful real estate business. In 1993, he married the love of his life, Darci Werner. Their son, Joseph Clark, was born in 1997, and he was the joy of their...
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James "Jim" Rainier Anderson

July 16, 1950 - June 27, 2015

James "Jim" Rainier Anderson, age 64, died peacefully at his home on June 27, 2015 after 14 years of living with cancer while fully engaged with the business and promise of life. Jim was born in Portsmouth, Ohio to William and Evelyn Anderson. His childhood was filled with paper routes, scouting, tennis, and myriad trips to the emergency room for the kinds of injuries one incurs while...
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Jerry B. Prilop

June 9, 1935 - June 27, 2015

Jerry B. Prilop passed away peacefully at home on Saturday June 27, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 80. He was born in 1935 in Fayette County Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Mary Prilop, his brother George and sister Lucille. Jerry grew up in LaGrange and graduated high school in 1952. He then moved to Austin to attend Nixon Clay Business College...
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Richard Junius Breeding, Jr.

November 24, 1946 - June 27, 2015

Richard Junius Breeding Jr. passed away suddenly at the age of 68 in Leander, Texas. Richard graduated Sandia High School in Albuquerque, NM in 1965, and attended the University of Albuquerque Theater of the Arts Department. Richard's accomplishments include running a dinner Theater at the Inn of the Governors in Santa Fe, NM in the late 1960s as well as being one of the first Presidents of the...
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Deserae Elizabeth Becknell

November 21, 1983 - June 25, 2015

Deserae Elizabeth Becknell was born in San Angelo, TX on November 21, 1983 and died in Buchanan Dam, TX on June 25, 2015 She had 3 children: Mariah Nicole Jennings: August 8, 2002 Paul Logan Jennings: July 11, 2004 Neveah Elizabeth Laron: August 16, 2010 Deserae was a valedictorian graduate of Lockhart Pride High School. She didn't currently work but had worked in the administrative...
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Elliot McIntosh

July 10, 1935 - June 24, 2015

Elliot McIntosh was born to the union of the late Henry and Nice Ann (Hardin) McIntosh on July 10, 1935 in Bastrop County, Texas. He attended school in the Littig Community of the Bastrop County School system. He served in the United States Army and later moved to Houston, Texas. While in Houston, he was employed as a chef at the Hoi Toi restaurant and the Houston Country Club. Elliot...
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Gregory L. Cross

July 7, 1951 - June 23, 2015

Gregory L. Cross passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23 in Austin, Texas. Born in Washington, D.C., Greg lived in several cities during his childhood, but he and his family always considered Austin home. Greg enjoyed being around family and friends, particularly if it was an outdoor activity, preferably fishing. He graduated from Austin High School and went on to Austin College in Sherman...
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Tom C. Beard

April 6, 1936 - June 23, 2015

After years of struggling with continuing health issues, Tom C. Beard, age 79, left this world on a beautiful summer evening, June 23, 2015 in Round Rock, Texas. Tom was born on April 6, 1936 in Austin, Texas to Clyde Beard and Jewell Ringstaff-Beard. He grew up in the Bull Creek area of the Hill Country near Austin and graduated from McCallum High School in 1955. His father and mother were...
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Mary Aileen Vaughan

March 29, 1941 - June 22, 2015

Mary Aileen Vaughan, long time Field Entertainment advertising department print manager died Monday evening, June 22, 2015 at the Home for Southern Hospitality in Austin, Texas after a twenty year battle with rheumatoid arthritis. The daughter of Dr. Edwin O. and Louise Cunningham Vaughan, Mary was born on March 29, 1941. She was a native of St. Albans, West Virginia. She received her...
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Juan Aguilar

December 2, 1929 - June 21, 2015

Juan Aguilar USAF Retired, age 85, of Austin, Texas formerly of Bastrop, Texas passed away June 21, 2015. Juan is survived by his sisters, Alvina Garcia, Frances Salazar; brother, Manuel "Manny" Aguilar; his nieces who cared for him, Olga Bruening and husband Joe, Ruth Shaker; great-nephew, Jon Garza "his name sake"; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm...
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Ann Cade McKnight

July 28, 1926 - June 21, 2015

Ann Cade McKnight, 88, of Tyler, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015. She was born July 28, 1926, in Caldwell, Texas, to Connie Stone Cade and Charles Edward Cade, Sr. She grew up in Bryan, graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan, and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of the Longhorn band and belonged to the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She...
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Linda Joan Cox

September 13, 1942 - June 20, 2015

Linda Joan Cox, of Spicewood, TX has gone to be with her Heavenly Father. Linda was born on September 13, 1942, in Lubbock, Texas to Emmitt and Audrey Smith. She formally lived in Sherman, TX before moving to Spicewood and lived there over fifteen years. She worked as an Accountant/Auditor for the Texas General Land Office where she retired. Survivors include her son William Matthew Cox and...
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Patricia Anne (Crook) Rudy

November 6, 1929 - June 20, 2015

Patricia Anne (Crook) Rudy, 85, died on Saturday, June 20, 2015. She was born on November 6, 1929 in Austin, Texas. Patricia attended schools in Marlin and Austin, TX. She entered UT at 16 and graduated in 1950 with a BA degree in Interior Design. Patricia moved to Corpus Christi to "Seek her fortune" and met a Naval Aviation Cadet at an ice cream party. They dated, and 6 months later she...
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Alan John Bialkowski

June 20, 1936 - June 19, 2015

Alan John Bialkowski peacefully passed away just one day before his 79th birthday at his home in Austin, surrounded by his loving family. Alan was born on June 20, 1936 to Sigmund and Irene Bialkowski in New York City. After graduating from Bronx High Science High School, Alan went on to NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He joined the U. S. Army and while stationed in Germany met and...
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Louis Zavala

August 25, 1951 - June 19, 2015

Louis Zavala, age 63, of Austin, TX passed away on June 19, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother Socorro Zavala. He is survived by his father Joe Zavala, brother Ruben Zavala and wife Dora, sister Elma Espinosa and husband Ruben, along with several nieces and nephews. The family would like to express special thanks to the staff at the sixth floor ICU unit at Brackenridge Hospital. ...
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Marie Speir Gay

July 1, 1921 - June 17, 2015

Born in Elgin, Texas July 1, 1921, Marie Gay, was a resident of Austin for her lifetime until 2008 when her daughter moved back to Texas to care for her. The ladies selected a home in Sun City (Georgetown) where they both enjoyed daily wild life viewing from their breakfast table. Marie entered into the Kingdom of her beloved Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Marie was...
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Ken Ragsdale

September 3, 1917 - June 17, 2015

Ken Ragsdale, noted Big Bend historian, author and Big Band leader, passed away at his home in Austin on Wednesday, June 17th. He was 97 years old. His first book, "Quicksilver: Terlingua and the Chisos Mining Company", 1976, Texas A&M University Press, was the first major book written about Terlingua and the Big Bend area of Texas and is still considered the primary historical study of the...
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James Edsel "Ed" Risinger, M.D.

March 23, 1935 - June 17, 2015

James Edsel "Ed" Risinger, M.D., Misty 32, Gone West Ed, age 80, quietly passed away on June 17, 2015, at his home in Austin, TX, with his loving wife at his side. Born and raised in Texas, Ed served his country and fellow man for much of his life. In 1956, Ed joined the United States Air Force and served as a pilot. During the Vietnam War, Capt. Risinger volunteered for a top secret...
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Roger C. Gatewood

June 18, 1945 - June 16, 2015

Roger C. Gatewood of Austin Texas passed away on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015. Roger was born in Bowling Green, Virginia on June 18th 1945 to Carlton Ray Gatewood and Myrtle Rae Gatewood. Roger attended Virginia Tech and was in ROTC. He was a retired, decorated Air force Veteran. After retirement he went on to work for the Great State of Texas for 10 years. Roger loved playing golf and...
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Homer D. Reed

October 7, 1927 - June 16, 2015

Homer Reed went to be with his Lord on June 16, 2015. He was born in Woodlawn, Cleveland County, Arkansas on October 7, 1927 to Homer Henry and Ellen Berry Reed. He grew up there and graduated from Woodlawn School. He graduated from Ouachita University in 1948. He then earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Alabama in 1949. Homer served in the U.S. Air Force...
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Karen Jeanne Barraga

October 16, 1944 - June 16, 2015

Karen Jeanne Barraga, 70, of Austin, TX went peacefully to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 16, 2015. She was born to Natalie and Jack Barraga on October 16, 1944 in Troy, TX. Karen was a woman of strong character whose Christian faith was the cornerstone of her life. She was a vibrant, talkative and creative thinker who showed an appreciation and love of music at an early age. ...
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Judith Ann Thomas

January 26, 1955 - June 13, 2015

Judy passed away quietly at home on June 13. She maintained her spirit and energy in the two years we have been fighting cancer until in the last few months, a difficulty with a medical procedure started a downward spiral. She was a graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelors in Theatre and a Masters in Communication. As a Media Artist, her productions and installations were meant...
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Lisa Ellen Hearn

January 8, 1991 - June 13, 2015

Lisa Ellen Hearn, 24, of Austin, TX passed away in her home Saturday, June 13, 2015. Lisa was born on January 8, 1991, in Lubbock, TX. Her parents are Larry Hearn (formerly of Cleburne) and Sue Ellen Williams Hearn (formerly of Corpus Christi), both now in Austin, TX. Lisa grew up in Arlington, TX and Cairo, Egypt before returning to the United States to finish middle school and high school in...
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Daniel Otto Hoffmann

October 15, 1958 - June 13, 2015

Daniel Otto Hoffmann of Spicewood, Texas passed on 13 June 2015, aged 56 years. Dan was born in Japan to Larry and Linda Hoffmann on 15 October 1958. He is a proud Aggie, an avid swimmer and bicyclist, and a musicophile with a special passion for Blues and Jazz. He was a manager with an information technology firm. Dan is survived by his parents, Larry and Linda Hoffmann; his wife of 31...
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Phyllis Tinsley Todaro

September 21, 1920 - June 12, 2015

Phyllis Tinsley Todaro, resident of Austin, Texas, was born on September 21, 1920, to Joseph Kyle and Naomi Elizabeth (nee Bowman) Tinsley in Berkeley, California. Our beautiful (literally) and talented mother, Phyllis, passed away on June 12th, 2015. She met and was married to Samuel Palmer Todaro, M.D., at the time a major in the U.S. Army, in San Francisco in 1944, until his death in 1986...
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Sarah Elizabeth Pool

March 13, 2000 - June 11, 2015

Sarah Elizabeth Pool was born March 13, 2000, in Austin, Texas. She was the first-born of triplets and her life was a miraculous, God-given gift to her family from the very beginning. Sarah passed from this earthly life and was welcomed into her eternal home with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on June 11, 2015. Sarah is best remembered as a happy and compassionate young woman who loved...
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Naomi E. Werbow

December 6, 1925 - June 10, 2015

Naomi Esther (née Ecker) Werbow, born in New York City on Dec. 6, 1925, died in Austin, her home for 63 years, on June 10, 2015. Our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, gave us all the gift of the love and appreciation of music, art, nature, family, language, and culture. Strong of character and will, she always gave her best, saving the best portions for her loved ones, and taking very...
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Judith E. Fowler

March 31, 1940 - June 10, 2015

After a heated battle with "The Big C" Judith E. Fowler passed on June 10, 2015, in Austin, TX at the age of 75. She leaves behind her mother, Billie Williams; her step-daughter and her family, Sloan, Derek and Cooper Landre, her step-son and his family Bricklin, Stefanie, Elan and Elyse Dwyer, as well as her cousin and family Bette Citelli and her daughter Janna Rohrbacker and numerous other...
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Alan H. Goodman

October 22, 1932 - June 10, 2015

Alan Goodman age 82 passed away on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 in Austin, TX. He was born in 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri. Alan was preceded in death by his wife Gloria. He is survived by his son Joe Goodman and wife Judi, daughter Patti Abkowitz and husband Mike, and four grandchildren Josh, Becca, Nathan and Paul. Alan lived his first 40 years in St. Louis, attending University City High...
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Jeffrey Michael Hayes

August 12, 1965 - June 9, 2015

Jeffrey Michael Hayes died June 9th, 2015 following a near drowning after a fall at his home in Lakeway on June 1st. Jeff was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 12, 1965. His mother is Phyllis (Philomena) Zillo Rowlands of Lakeway and his father the late Donald Robert Hayes of East Rockaway, NY. His husband of the past 24 years is Greg Sovey of Lakeway. Jeff attended Loyola High School in Los...
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Cricket (Patsy Ann) Waid

May 13, 1951 - June 9, 2015

Cricket (Patsy Ann) Waid was born on May 13, 1951 and passed away June 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father Arthur Yarbrough, Mother Marguerite Yarbrough, and son Clinton Daniel Longley. She will be truly missed by her husband Jim Waid; daughters Julie Waid, Carrmon Beed, and Sherri Longley; sons John Longley, and Darrin Waid. My mother was a woman who adored and cherished...
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Leslie Lord Walters

June 22, 1967 - June 8, 2015

Leslie Lord Walters, 47, of Austin, Texas died peacefully on June 8, surrounded by friends and family in Austin, Texas, after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. Leslie was born on June 22, 1967 in Galveston, Texas to Ralph Allen and Paula Leslie Lord. Leslie spent her childhood growing up in San Angelo, Texas where she attended school at David Crockett Elementary, John Glenn Jr...
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John R. Ferguson, Jr.

March 23, 1922 - June 8, 2015

"Papa" John Robert Ferguson Jr. died of natural causes in the evening hours on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the age of 93. He was born on March 23, 1922 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He served honorably in the United States Navy from 1942-1945, during which he met the love of his life in Memphis, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Edith Ferguson; children, Gary and Coleen Ferguson,...
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Johnson Craft Dunham

December 30, 1993 - June 8, 2015

Johnson Craft Dunham died unexpectedly on June 8, 2015. He was born on December 30, 1993 in Austin, Texas. He was 21 years old. A kind, sensitive young man, Johnson was also an outstanding scholar and a gifted athlete. He attended Trinity Episcopal School and St. Andrew's Episcopal School before venturing west to UCLA, where he quickly achieved acceptance into the National Society of...
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Robert L. Tocker

February 20, 1930 - June 8, 2015

Robert L. Tocker, 85, died peacefully in Austin, TX, on Monday, June 8, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Pearl Tocker; his sister Ann Silberstein; and his brothers, Phillip Tocker and Alfred Tocker. He is survived by his loving wife of 57+ years, Barbara Tocker; their four children, Darryl and his wife, Donna Tocker, Todd Tocker, Terry and...
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Billy Joe "BJ" Wright

January 19, 1934 - June 7, 2015

On June 7, 2015 BJ passed away at St. David's Hospital with loving family and friends at his side. With failing health conditions occurring over several preceding months he maintained his active lifestyle and continued to share positive inspirational thoughts with all as he did throughout his life. BJ is survived by his wife Rebecca Wright, her children, Heather Ault, April Ille, Nicholas...
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Julio Santos III

July 12, 1992 - June 7, 2015

Julio Santos III, beloved son and dear friend to all that knew him. Julio Santos III, 22 years old, died from an accidental drowning and his body was recovered at Ladybird Lake on June 7, 2015. He was born on July 12, 1992 to proud parents Julio Santos Jr. and Cynthia Santos in Austin, Texas. After graduating with honors at Lehman High School in Kyle, Texas Julio enrolled in the fall of 2010...
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George Hugh Covert, Sr.

July 22, 1920 - June 7, 2015

George Hugh Covert, Sr. was born in Austin, Texas on July 22, 1920 to Jennie Matthews Covert and Clarence Covert, Sr. He attended Pease Elementary, Allen Junior High and Austin High School. He attended the University of Texas from 1937 until 1940 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. At the University of Texas he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity order. George graduated from...
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