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Virginia Onita North

July 12, 1924 - March 4, 2015

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

December 16, 1922 - March 2, 2015

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

July 4, 1929 - March 2, 2015

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

July 10, 1921 - March 2, 2015

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

November 7, 1932 - March 1, 2015

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

September 28, 1919 - March 1, 2015

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

April 24, 1994 - February 28, 2015

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

October 27, 1936 - February 28, 2015

Jimmy Smallwood 10-27-1936 to 2-28-2015 Born in Winters Tx, 1st son of Archie and Stella Smallwood.Preceded in death by his parents Archie and Stella Smallwood and his two brothers Alford (Al) and Millard (Woody) and his oldest son Jimmy Ralph. Survived by sister Vada McCallum and husband Stanley McCallum; Wife Janet Smallwood; Daughters Vickie, Lorna, Bridget; youngest son James; 11...
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Joseph Winford "Joe Mac" McDaniel

December 15, 1923 - February 28, 2015

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

November 5, 1955 - February 27, 2015

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

September 5, 1929 - February 27, 2015

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

July 7, 1955 - February 27, 2015

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

February 27, 2015

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

February 27, 2015

Chris Vincent (obituary pending....) Visitation will be held from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, March 8, 2015 at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, 6500 St. Stephen's Drive, Austin, TX 78746.
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Orrin B. Ross, SC, USN, Ret

August 9, 1929 - February 27, 2015

ROSS, Orrin B. Capt., SC, USN Ret Orrin Bowen (O.B.) Ross passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on February 27, 2015. He was born August 9,1929 in Lowville, NY. He was the ninth of ten children born to Orrin F. and Ella Ross. He is survived by his adoring wife of 56 years, Gail; son, Jeff Ross (Annelouise Tookoian); daughter, Laurie Culbert (Scott Serur) and grandson, Nate;...
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Scott Tarlton Dardnne

September 11, 1989 - February 26, 2015

Scott Dardnne of Austin passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 26, 2015. Scott was born in Austin, Texas to Jim and Beth Dardnne. He attended Austin public schools, graduating from Anderson High School in 2008. He then attended Louisiana State University where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduating with a BS in Business from LSU in 2013, Scott returned to Austin...
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Dorothy Layne Hendrick

December 21, 1926 - February 26, 2015

DOROTHY LAYNE HENDRICK On the winter solstice December 21, 1926, Dorothy Ruth Layne was born in Forney, Texas. She died February 26, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday March 6, 2015 from 5-7pm at Weed-Corley-Fish, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas. A worship service expressing gratitude to God for her life will be held Saturday March 7, 2015, 11am at Faith Presbyterian...
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William (Bill) Mark Schuck

December 23, 1937 - February 26, 2015

William (Bill) Schuck, 77, was born on December 23, 1937, & died Thursday, February 25, 2015 at his home in Lakeway, TX. Bill graduated from Elwood High School in 1955, & from Indiana University with his Bachelor's degree in 1960. Upon graduation, Bill went to work for Texaco Inc. Throughout his career, he receive a number of promotions, which took him to many cities across the country. In...
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Alexander Weil III

May 20, 1941 - February 25, 2015

WEIL III, Alexander May 20, 1941 – February 25, 2015 If you went looking for Alexander Weil, III, you'd find him on the golf course with his friends, fly-fishing on the Texas coastal flats, or escaping to nature with his wife, Delaine, on their ranch near Briggs, Texas. Alex died on February 25, 2015, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 73. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas...
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Eugene Yu Feng Shen

March 20, 1913 - February 25, 2015

Eugene Yu Feng Shen, son of Si-San Shen & Chew-La Shen, was born on March 20, 1913 in Soochow, China, which is an ancient city with a high degree of culture, famous of cultivating scholars. He graduated from Soochow University, receiving the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology and taught at Soochow University and Shanghai College of Medicine. After moved to Taiwan in 1948, Eugene taught at...
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Brett Aaron Aycock

June 7, 1981 - February 24, 2015

Sgt. Brett Aaron Aycock, U.S. Army (Ret.), 33, left this worldly life on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Brett was born June 7, 1981, in Oklahoma City, OK, to Nancy Grace Landes and the late Stephen Burney Aycock. Brett was an Austinite since the age of four; he attended Hill Elementary, Murchison Middle School, Anderson High School and the University of Texas in Austin. Brett never met a...
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Wanda Bresee Pope Felton

December 18, 1914 - February 24, 2015

Wanda Grace Bresee was born December 18, 1914 in Gordon, Nebraska, the third of five children of Frank and Ruth Quible Bresee. She spent her early childhood in western Nebraska and Wyoming, finally settling in North Bend with her mother and siblings. She became an accomplished seamstress and violinist. Wanda moved to Omaha following high school graduation, worked for Ford motor company, and...
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Lucile Mary Butler

July 10, 1928 - February 23, 2015

Lucile Mary Butler, 86, of Austin, Texas, died on February 23, 2015. She was born on July 10, 1928, in New York, NY, to Dorothy and Charles Nollman. Lucile attended Purdue University in W. Lafayette, IN, where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, and graduated from Texas Women's University in Denton, TX. Active in the Women's Club of Lakeway, she served as president 1992-1993. She...
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Robert E. Barron

March 20, 1957 - February 23, 2015

Robert is survived by his son, Andrew Barron; his daughter, Brittany Barron; brothers, David and Michael; granddaughter, Caprice; aunt, Marjorie and Ken Wheaton; uncle, Leo; and cousin, Stacy Davis. A special thanks to the many people who have supported the Barron family during the past few months. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Djalynn Kylescott and Leslie Weldon, his extended...
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Helen Marie Clampitt Savage

February 22, 1931 - February 23, 2015

Helen Marie Clampitt Savage, devoted mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on February 23, 2015. She was born February 22, 1931, in Amarillo, Texas. Helen grew up in El Paso surrounded by a large, loving family. She married Rodger Savage on October 5, 1956, and together they raised three daughters. Rodger's military service took the family to Alaska and finally to Austin, Texas, in...
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Carolyn "Tootsie" Edenbaum

August 8, 1937 - February 22, 2015

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Carolyn Caughey "Tootsie" Edenbaum, who was the beloved daughter of Eunice and David Caughey, and cherished wife for 59 years of David Edenbaum, honored mother of Barbara Edenbaum Misle-Freund and Michael J. Edenbaum, of Austin; respected grandmother of Lindsey Morgan Osmani and family, Keely Collin Freund. Cherished sister to Dr. Irwin and...
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Marie U. Scheel

October 4, 1914 - February 21, 2015

Marie U. Scheel passed away on February 21, 2015 at the age of 100. She was born October 4, 1914, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Malakias Saviniemi in Hancock, Michigan. Marie left the upper peninsula of Michigan in 1935 to study voice at Sherwood University of Music in Chicago, Illinois. It was there that she met her husband, Weldon B. Scheel from Lockhart, Texas. They were married in LaGrange...
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Elva Bell McLin

June 5, 1917 - February 21, 2015

Elva Bell McLin of Leander, TX, formerly of Athens, AL, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Austin, TX, with family and friends at her side. She was born in Norcatur, Kansas, June 5, 1917, to Ruth Inez (Diefendorf) and James Shirley Bell. She was married to Paul Edward McLin from Oct. 18, 1940 until his death in Athens on Nov. 6, 1998. All their children, grandchildren, and great...
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Thomas L. Collins

May 15, 1942 - February 21, 2015

Tom was a kind, generous and loving husband and father. He built his company the same way he did everything else, with a desire to excel and he succeeded. He did not compromise his standards and was an empathetic and generous employer. As a husband, father and friend, he was without match. Tom was never content to do just enough to just get by --- he always gave his best. Many heartfelt thanks to...
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Susan Kim Bollman

January 23, 1955 - February 21, 2015

Susan Kim Rogers Bollman, devoted mother, grandmother, wife and friend, passed away February 21, 2015 in Buda, Texas. Kim was born January 23, 1955 to S.K. "Kirby" and Patricia Bowman Rogers. Kim attended Levelland High School, South Plains College, and Southwest Texas State University where she graduated with both her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Education. It was in San Marcos...
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Juana "Jane" R. Campos

March 27, 1920 - February 21, 2015

Funeral Services for Juana (Jane) Rodriguez Campos, 94 years old, of Austin, will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21, 2015, in Austin, Texas. She was born and raised in Austin. She loved to travel and did so until her...
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Jolene Crozier

December 13, 1938 - February 20, 2015

On Feb. 20, 2015 our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Sister, Wanda "Jolene" Crozier, departed this earth. Left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Robert C. "Bob" (Natascha) Walker of Cedar Park and James"Jim" (Dokie) Walker of Round Rock. Also surviving are her most loved grandchildren: Kyle, Katie, Rachel, Audrey, and Sydney Walker. Her only sister, Louise Lightsey (Jerry) of Austin...
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Lucy Dean Cluck

March 29, 1922 - February 20, 2015

Lucy Dean Cluck, born March 29, 1922 in Strawn, Texas gracefully departed this world on February 20, 2015 at 8:02 pm. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Hill Calvert and Nancy Hamilton Clepper Calvert; five brothers; one sister; first husband, James D. Cluck; second husband, Bob Ireland; daughter, Nancy Wester and husband Dale. Lucy Dean leaves behind daughter, Sherry Milligan and...
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Dorothy Ann Waldron

August 25, 1924 - February 19, 2015

Dorothy Ann Waldron passed away on Thursday February 19, 2015 at the age of 90. She was born to Sterling James and Martha Pagles Layton in Henrietta, Texas. Dorothy married Karl Waldron Jr. at Christ Episcopal Church in Dallas. They moved to Karl's hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota where she spent what she often recalled as the happiest days of her life raising her small two children. ...
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Bobbie E. Barron

March 13, 1935 - February 18, 2015

Bobbie is survived by his sons, Robert, David and Michael; grandchildren, Andrew and Brittany Barron; great-granddaughter, Caprice; sister, Marjorie and Ken Wheaton; Leo and Stacy Davis. A special thanks to the many people who have supported the Barron family during the past few months. Visitation Friday, February 27, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd....
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Charlotte Feuer

August 2, 1915 - February 18, 2015

Charlotte Feuer of Austin passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. She was born in Toronto in 1915, and moved to Miami Beach in the early 1920's. She was a self proclaimed "women's libber," being one of the first women to own and drive a car. Living in Hollywood, CA in the 1930's, she rubbed elbows with many in the "motion picture business," including going on a road trip to Mexico with Gene...
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Shawn Adele Carpenter Nelson Smith

February 4, 1941 - February 18, 2015

Shawn Adele Carpenter Nelson Smith, devoted wife, mother and grandmother passed away February 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Born February 4, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Texas, she was the only child of Marjorie Stevens Carpenter Giles and Shawnee Turley "Buck" Carpenter. After graduating from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, she graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BFA degree...
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Corinne Roberts Ware

May 16, 1932 - February 17, 2015

Corinne Roberts Ware, retired professor at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, died of heart failure Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Westminster Manor in Austin, Texas. She was 82 years old and will be remembered as a loving mother, devoted friend and faithful teacher. Born May 16, 1932, in Brownsville, Texas, Corinne Ware graduated from Brownsville High School and Baylor University. After...
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Jimmy "Sam" Allen

April 14, 1953 - February 16, 2015

Jimmy "SAM" Allen of Abilene, was born April 14, 1953 in Amarillo, Texas and peacefully passed away February 16, 2015 at the age of 61. He was the son of the late Kirk and Ireta Allen of Amarillo and brother of Dave Allen of Liberty Hill, Texas. Sam resided at Disability Resources, Inc., in Abilene, Texas and was openly accepted by the "Folk" who became his closest friends and family. Sam...
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Franklin D. Jones

March 26, 1944 - February 15, 2015

Sgt. Maj. Franklin D. Jones (ret), age 70, lost his courageous battle with cancer and the effects of Agent Orange at 2:15 AM on February 15, 2015. Although he lost his battle with cancer, he was victorious in life. Frank was a dedicated family man and is survived by his beautiful wife Peggy, his daughters Pam, Tracy and Becki, sons Dave and Jacob, and nine grandchildren. He served with...
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Flora Mae Roberts

March 31, 1926 - February 15, 2015

Flora Mae Roberts passed peacefully from this world on February 15, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Flora was born on March 31, 1926 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. She was a descendent of the pioneer Nance family with roots in Kyle, Texas. Her father was a member of the first graduating class of San Marcos Baptist Academy and her mother was a longtime pianist at the Annette Duval...
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Denis Michael Meredith

July 20, 1944 - February 15, 2015

Denis Michael Meredith, born July 20, 1944 in New York, NY passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 after 45 years of living with diabetes. An executive with American Airlines for 28 years and a loving husband of 47 years, Denis is survived by his wife Denise, three sons James, Peter, and Thomas and three daughters-in-law Melinda, Mariana, and Amy. "Pops" loved being with his 5 grandchildren Gracie,...
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Anna Laura Porter

July 22, 1925 - February 14, 2015

Anna Laura Porter, 89, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2015. Anna was born July 22, 1925 in Lynnville, Tennessee to Lucille and Wilburn Crunk. Anna met her husband, Robert L. Porter Jr., while working in Nashville, Tennessee. They married in 1946. After starting their married life in Nashville they moved to Houston, before eventually settling in Austin in 1958 where they raised their...
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Joel Mark Selber

February 19, 1932 - February 14, 2015

Joel Mark Selber, a long-time resident of Austin, Texas, passed away on February 14, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born on February 19, 1932 in Houston to Joseph M. Selber, a first generation German immigrant, and Gertrude Galewsky Selber from Hempstead, TX. His father, a successful builder in Houston, died in service during WWII when Joel was only twelve. After the death of his father, Joel...
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John E. Ford

October 11, 1947 - February 13, 2015

John E. Ford died on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the age of 67. John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Khris Cotton Ford, his daughter, Jenn Gilbert and son-in-law Cody Gilbert and grandchildren Stephen Gilbert and Leigha Gilbert, all of Holly Springs, North Carolina. He is also survived by his son, Max Ford of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and his sister, Sally Schmitt of Holt, Missouri. John is...
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Charles R. Webb

August 20, 1943 - February 13, 2015

Judge Charles R. Webb passed away Friday February 13, 2015 surrounded by loved ones after an eleven year battle with multiple myeloma. Judge Webb was born to Hugh and Evelyn Webb on August 20, 1943 in Dallas TX. He graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas before enlisting with the Army in 1962. While in the Army, he was stationed in Germany where he developed a life-long love for German...
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Joseph Miller Howard

May 19, 1929 - February 12, 2015

Joseph Miller Howard, 85, of Austin, passed away February 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Joe was born May 19, 1929 in Grange, Sharp County, Arkansas to Holly Jackson Howard and Aurora Magnolia Christenberry Howard. He was the youngest of nine siblings and is survived by sister Emily Sue Mauldin, brother Harry Howard, sons Joel Spencer Howard and Jamie Bruce Howard, and grandson Trevor Howard. ...
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Jo Anne Deane

July 3, 1936 - February 12, 2015

Jo Anne Deane went home to be with her Lord on February 12, 2015. She was born at Brackenridge Hospital on July 3, 1936. She was part of Travis High School "Class of 54". Jo Anne attended Durhams Business School and then landed a job at the American National Bank in the proof department for over 32 years. Jo Anne has been a life time resident of Manchaca and has been an integral part of the...
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Roberta Meek

May 10, 1914 - February 12, 2015

Sybil Roberta Meek, 100, formerly of Austin, died in Temple on Thursday, February 12. Family services will be scheduled at a later time. Mrs. Meek was born on May 10, 1914 in Wichita, Kansas to William Wallace and Sybil Stewart White. She is survived by her children, Barbara Ann Raab of Austin, Mary Kaye Cauley of Cameron, and William Harrison Meek of Kerrville, seven grandchildren, Gail Boyer...
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Suzanne F. Mondy

June 25, 1941 - February 11, 2015

Suzanne F. Mondy age 73 of Austin died Wednesday, February 11, 2015. She was born June 25, 1941 near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was a resident of Austin since 1971. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Northwestern University in 1963 and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1965. She met Lewis W. Mondy of Dallas while at Northwestern University...
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Eva Kissman Bohls

December 27, 1922 - February 11, 2015

BOHLS, Eva Kissman Eva Kissman Bohls, 92, was born on December 27, 1922 in Springdale Arkansas to Clarence and Beryl Odle and passed away peacefully in her home on February 11, 2015. Eva spent most of her working career as an Office Supervisor with Mutual of New York. After retirement, she enjoyed her volunteer work and travelling. Eva received many awards for her countless volunteer...
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Barbara Berry Lord Williamsen

April 21, 1921 - February 10, 2015

WILLIAMSEN, Barbara Barbara Berry Lord Williamsen passed away February 10, 2015. Barbara was born April 21, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, a daughter of the late Allen Preston Berry and Dorothy Decker Berry. She graduated from Lamar High School in Houston, and attended Cazenovia Seminary before graduating from Texas State College for Women. At TSCW, she excelled in swimming, tennis,...
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Raymond Ruiz

March 3, 1947 - February 9, 2015

Raymond Ruiz went to the Lord on February 9th in his South Austin residence. Raymond was a Vietnam War Veteran and enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing softball. He was the son of the late Abundio and Felicita Ruiz. Raymond is survived by his three sisters, Alice Cirillo (Rene), Maria Ruiz, Olivia Ruiz; brothers, Domingo (Mary Ann), Joe (Yolanda), Ben (Diane) and Ruben. Recitation of...
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Fred Sidney Wattinger

January 14, 1958 - February 9, 2015

Sidney was born January 14, 1958 in Tampa, Florida where the family was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base. He passed away peacefully on February 9, 2015 surrounded by his family. A fifth generation Austinite, he is survived by parents, Ret. Major Fred Sidney and Betty Wattinger of Austin; sisters, Synthia Hutchens and husband Terry, Marsha Smith and husband Tom (all of Round Rock); brother,...
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Vernon M. Scofield, (Ret.)

July 9, 1922 - February 9, 2015

Col. Vernon M. Scofield (Ret.) of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on Monday, February 09, 2015 at his home. Vernon was born on the family farm, Lackawanna Farms, on July 9, 1922 in Hill County outside of Hillsboro, Texas to Frank and Katherine Mayer Scofield. Vernon was one of five children: Frank Lewis, Katherine, John, Vernon and Martha. Vernon joined Troop 2 of the Boy Scouts in 1934...
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Gary Adrian

February 13, 1949 - February 8, 2015

Gary Adrian, 65, departed this world on February 8, 2015. He was born to the late Leroy and Louise Adrian on February 13, 1949; and has resided in Roscoe, Cooper, Hale Center, Abilene, Lubbock, and Austin, Texas. Gary graduated Lubbock Christian College in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry then attended the School of Pharmacy at the University of Texas in Austin....
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Hazel Marie Jackson Herring

December 9, 1922 - February 8, 2015

Hazel Marie Jackson Herring, age 92, of Austin, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015, after a brief stay at Westminster Healthcare Center. She was born on December 9, 1922, in Queen City, Texas, to her parents Charles Alfred Jackson and Gladys Milton Hunt Jackson. Hazel is predeceased by her parents, sister, Ruby Jackson Gunther, and husband of 62 years, Jack Herman Herring. The family...
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Roger Earl Dillon

October 20, 1950 - February 7, 2015

Roger passed away peacefully into the hands of the Lord in Kyle, Texas surrounded by his family whom he so dearly loved and cherished. He is survived by his wife, Mary, four children, and one step-child: Sandi Walker and husband, Jason; Stephanie Anderson and husband, John; Michael Dillon and wife, Cristalynn; Patrick Dillon and Nicole Gates; Gavin Ashworth and his wife, Amy; as well as eight...
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Martha Shaw

March 13, 1923 - February 6, 2015

Martha was born in Dallas, Texas on March 13, 1923 and died on February 6, 2015, in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Texas Woman's University in 1942. Martha worked for the Postal Inspection Service in New Orleans and Fort Worth and for the Regional Finance Division, Post Office Department, in Dallas. She retired at a young age as the highest-ranking woman outside Washington, D.C. and then began...
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Buford "Spud" Jones

May 25, 1924 - February 6, 2015

Buford Harlen Jones was born on May 25, 1924 in Lee County, Texas to Anna Pearl Edwards Jones and Lem Harvey Jones, Sr. He grew up in Lee County surrounded by his mother, father, and nine siblings (5 brothers and 4 sisters) His father, Lem, owned a cotton farm on which all the children worked. Buford was given the nickname "Spud" by a friend of the family which stuck with him until the day he...
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Verline Elizabeth "Betty" "Nanny" Goergen

October 30, 1915 - February 4, 2015

Verline Elizabeth"Betty"Nanny" Goergen was born in Pontotoc, Texas in Mason County on October 30, 1915 and passed away on February 4, 2015 in Round Rock, Texas at the youthful age of 99. She has gone home to be with the Lord that she served so well here on earth. To celebrate Betty's life is the only proper way to say goodbye to this faithful woman, best described as a loving mother,...
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Irene W. Kanter

December 24, 1926 - February 4, 2015

Irene Kanter, 88, surrounded by her family, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2015. Irene moved to Austin in her teens to attend and graduate from The University of Texas at Austin. While in college, she met a handsome green-eyed sailor. She proposed to Marvin Kanter and they were married in 1949. Irene started her AISD career at Lamar Jr. High before opening Murchison Jr.High and...
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Mary Don "Donnie" Weiner

June 9, 1928 - February 3, 2015

Mary Don Mask Weiner (Donnie) went home to be with the Lord on February 3, 2015. She was born on June 9, 1928 to George Fredrick Mask and Berta Lenora Colwell Mask in Perrin Texas. She attended TCU Nurse's School in Ft. Worth, Texas and she became a nurse at Harris Hospital. It was there that she met Stanley Weiner and in 1949 they married. They moved to Midland Texas and began their family....
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Mary Ricks Gideon

August 29, 1917 - February 3, 2015

Mary Ricks Gideon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2015. She was born on August 29, 1917, and enjoyed a long and fulfilling life. Cheerleader, pilot, secretary, TCU fan, PTA president, master bridge player, avid tennis player, world traveler and domino champion, she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mary grew up...
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Larry Don Barnes

January 5, 1943 - February 2, 2015

We recently said goodbye to one of the last great Texans, he was taken too early but lived three lifetimes in the time he had. To those of us lucky enough to be close to him, we know Larry as a modern day Augustus McCrae. He epitomized a West Texas gentleman, always cordial to strangers, respectful to elders, and kind to animals; he would stick up for those who couldn't stick up for themselves...
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Cherie Belle Brown Copus

April 19, 1928 - February 2, 2015

Cherie Belle Brown Copus was born in Austin, Texas on April 19, 1928 and she went to be with her Lord and Saviour on February 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Selma and Ethel Brown and her husband of 55 years,Clyde Copus.She is survived by her brother and sister in law, George and Janice Brown,her daughters and their spouses, Cherie Copus, Cyndy and David Fisher, Caren and...
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Monty Oum

June 22, 1981 - February 1, 2015

Haloid, RvB, RWBY; Monty Oum was known prolifically for his talent and expertise. But what he has always remained true to was his humility and compassion for those around him. Despite accomplishing such things as teaching himself everything he knew and ultimately creating the first anime to be imported to Japan, never did he hold those feats over another person's head. Instead, Monty chose to...
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Wade Clay Huggins

July 11, 1963 - February 1, 2015

Wade Clay Huggins, 51, died Sunday, February 1, 2015 at St. David's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Wade was born in Houston, Texas. He was a graduate of Memorial High School in Houston. He received his BA from The University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from Texas Christian University, and a MARCH from The University of Houston. Wade was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and a...
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Allen Lockshin

September 28, 1932 - February 1, 2015

Allen Lockshin September 28, 1932 – February 1, 2015 Allen Lockshin was born in Youngstown, OH, September 28, 1932 to Carl Lockshin and Dorothea Darsky. He spent most of his adult life in Houston, where he raised his family. He was the beloved husband to Arlene, the best father, ever, to Jody Lockshin, Kay Schnuriger and husband Rod, former father-in-law and friend to Jeff Plotkin. Allen...
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Virginia A. Craig

July 21, 1917 - February 1, 2015

To Virginia, my beloved – That your faith shall not fail, that your steps shall be with assurance, and your heart find no fear in anything; that peace and love shall abound in you – that you shall know you are not alone: for the hand of God is before you, and I am beside you. Forever, Neal 1/6/40 VIRGINIA A. CRAIG Virginia A. Craig, 97, of Austin, Texas, died on February 1,...
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Justin Ryan "JR" Murphy

May 9, 1999 - January 31, 2015

Justin Ryan "JR" Murphy passed away on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at his home in Austin, Texas, having taken his own life after a prolonged battle with mental illness. He is survived by his mother Ira, father Thomas, sister, brother, and a large extended family. He also leaves behind many beloved friends from school. Justin was born in 1999 in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Corpus...
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Jorge Luis Rodriguez, Sr.

August 10, 1954 - January 31, 2015

Jorge Luis Rodriguez Sr., age 60 passed away peacefully on January 31, 2015 in his home surrounded by his loving family in Austin, Texas. He was born on August 10, 1954 in Monterrey, N. L. Mexico and moved to Austin during his childhood. In 1992 Jorge established his own business JLR Passport Photo until his retirement in 2004 and very proudly became a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of...
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Jack Edward Owen

January 14, 1924 - January 30, 2015

Jack Edward Owen January 14, 1924 - January 30, 2015 Jack Edward Owen was born January 14, 1924 in Mexia, Texas to Frank Owen of Carthage, Tennessee and Vera Jones Owen of San Saba, Texas. In 1928, the family moved to Marlin, Texas where Jack spent his youth. At Marlin High School he was president of the student body, played halfback on the Marlin Bulldogs football team, tutored other...
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Archie Lee (Joe) Wilkerson

April 8, 1940 - January 29, 2015

Archie Lee (Joe) Wilkerson was born April 8th 1940 to Emily and Archie Wilkerson in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma passed away January 29th with his wife Betty at his side. He was a devoted husband, father, and Paw Paw. He loved and was loved by everyone he met. Joe is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Wilkerson; their children, Mark and wife Elizabeth of Austin, Jolynn and husband Charles...
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Larry Doyle Darity

October 25, 1950 - January 29, 2015

Larry Doyle Darity Sr., age 64 of Austin passed away January 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Judy Darity; sons, Larry Doyle Darity Jr., Roger Allen Darity; mother, Lillie Darity; grandchildren, Kodie, Blake, Chloe; brothers, Elton, Gary; sister, Terry. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. ...
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Roger Hugh Mendelson

January 6, 1951 - January 28, 2015

MENDELSON, Roger Hugh A loving son, devoted physician, and adoring husband and father. Dr. Roger Hugh Mendelson, born January 6th, 1951 in Knoxville, TN, passed away on January 28th, 2015 at the age of 64 following a long fight with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Mendelson spent his early years in Knoxville and then moved to Austin in 1957 at the age of six, where he spent the rest of his life....
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Martine Underwood Connally

February 24, 1930 - January 27, 2015

Martine Underwood Connally of Austin, Texas, died on January 27, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Martine was born in Waco, Texas, on February 24, 1930, daughter of Henry Clyde Underwood and Minnie Louella Wheeler Underwood, both of Rogers, Texas. She graduated from high school in 1946 in Big Springs, Texas, and married William Isaac Connally in 1948. Martine had a keen eye and a talent for fine...
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David Edward Foster

July 22, 1951 - January 26, 2015

David Edward Foster age 63 of Bastrop, Texas passed away on January 26, 2015. He was an automotive instructor at Austin Community College. David is survived by his brother, Thomas L. Foster; sister, Elizabeth A. Foster. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress.
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Robby Thaxton Bechtol

June 14, 1950 - January 26, 2015

ROBBY BECHTOL Robby Thaxton Bechtol, a loving father, a way-cool brother, and a devoted son, passed peacefully on January 26, 2015 in Austin, TX at the age of 64. Robby was born in Austin on June 14, 1950 to Hub and Elizabeth "Umpy" Bechtol and was the second of five children in the Bechtol family. He was a graduate of Austin High School where he played all sports including baseball,...
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Emma Jean Goodrich

October 9, 1907 - January 25, 2015

Emma Jean Lange Crier Goodrich, Jeannie to her beloved friends, passed into God's hands Sunday, January 25, 2015. She was born Emma Jean Lange on October 9, 1907, to parents Gottlieb Lange and Anna von Krause in the German community of Walingen, located in an area claimed at one time by Germany, then Poland, and ultimately Russia. In 1910, her family came to America and settled in the North Texas...
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Guadalupe Salgado Landa

November 18, 1948 - January 25, 2015

Guadalupe Salgado Landa age 66 of Mexico passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015. She was born on Thursday, November 18, 1948 to Antonio Salgado Rodriguez and Rosa Landa Mota in Mexico. Guadalupe is survived by her husband, Nicolas Barillas; sons, Eduardo Barillas, Oscar Barillas; daughters, Mayela Barillas, Liliana Barillas, Lorena Barillas, Patricia Barillas, Michell Barillas; twenty three...
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Hattie "Merle" Hinte

July 2, 1920 - January 24, 2015

After 94 years of life well lived, Merle left us on 1/24/2015 to follow Johnny, her beloved husband of 65 years and join him eternally. She had resided in Austin these last 5 years. A life-long Texan, she was born to Pearl and Ray Sandel in Normangee. She spent her early life in Leon County, Madison County and the Houston area. After briefly living in Galveston, she spent most of her life...
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Charles Parker Benner

September 23, 1916 - January 24, 2015

Charles Parker Benner, age 98, of Houston passed from this life on January 24, 2015. He was born in Glen Flora, Texas on September 23, 1916, to Goldie and Arthur A. Benner. He attended El Campo High School and graduated from Texas A&I University. He did postgraduate work at California Institute of Technology, University of Houston, and Rice University. Stationed in Africa and Italy during World...
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Bernard Crosby

January 28, 1952 - January 24, 2015

Dr. Bernard Crosby passed away this past Saturday, January 24, 2015, completing a journey of joy and sorrow, love and learning, acceptance and surrender, hope and faith, in courageously living with prostate cancer for the past several years. He was supported by the love of his life, his wife Betsy, his two precious children, Matthew and Erin and their spouses Anne and Jonathan, and his sister,...
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Carlos "Charlie" Flores

January 6, 1945 - January 23, 2015

Carlos Adrian Flores, 70 of Austin, TX passed away on the 23rd day of January 2015 at Seton Hospital in Austin, TX having suffered a heart attack a week prior. His final hours were spent surrounded by family sharing their favorite memories of his life. Carlos, known as Charlie by friends, was born in Austin, TX on January 6, 1945. He was raised by Matias and Susie Velasquez alongside his...
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Margaret Ann (Peg) Rose

May 3, 1933 - January 23, 2015

Margaret Ann Rose (Peg), age 81, was called home by our Heavenly Father on January 23, 2015. Peg was born on May 3, 1933 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the daughter of Margaret Coakley McGonnell and Thomas James McGonnell. Peg's source of love, pride and joy was her family. She was a devoted and loving wife, kind and fun-loving mother, and a grandmother with a heart of gold. Peg had a servant's...
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Delbert L. Haralson, Jr.

September 21, 1926 - January 23, 2015

Delbert L. Haralson Jr., 88, went home to the Lord on Friday, January 23, 2015, surrounded by his family in Austin, TX. He was born September 21, 1926 to Delbert L. Haralson Sr. and Sue Baylor Haralson in McAllen, TX, and grew up in San Angelo, TX. He graduated from San Angelo High School in the Spring of 1944. He then entered the Army Air Force and proudly served in Germany during World War...
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Adaline Grace Smith

July 26, 1917 - January 23, 2015

Adaline Grace Smith, 97, of Cedar Creek, Texas died Friday, January 23, 2015 in Bastrop, Texas. Adaline, born in Ruso, North Dakota, was a retired civil service employee and a loyal member of the First Baptist Church, Bastrop Texas. Adaline is survived by her daughters, Shirlene Christal and Roycelene Rodillas (Nick); stepchildren, Helen Carter and Harold Smith (Diane); grandchildren, Kathy...
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Lowleta Muse Earle

July 31, 1921 - January 23, 2015

Mrs. Lowleta Earle passed away peacefully on January 23, 2015. She was 93 years old. Lowleta was born on July 31, 1921 in Ft. Worth, Texas, the fourth of ten children born to Clara Davidson Muse and John Logan Muse. At 16, she married Charles Cloyd "Bud" Earle. They were married for 63 happy years, until his death in 2001. Lowleta taught kindergarten for twenty years in Ft. Worth. She has...
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Matthew Wayne Kelley

November 15, 1988 - January 22, 2015

Specialist Matthew Wayne Kelley, 26 years old, was born on November 15, 1988 in Garland, Texas and passed away in his sleep in Manhattan, Kansas on January 22, 2015. While Matthew was a member of Boy Scout Troop 511, sponsored by St. Matthew's Church in Austin, he was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America in 2004. He attended Brentwood Christian School and he graduated...
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Jean Raleigh Kindle

October 4, 1915 - January 22, 2015

Jean Raleigh Kindle passed away on January 22, 2015 at her residence in Austin, Texas. She was born October 4, 1915 in Snyder, Oklahoma. Jean's family eventually settled in Ganado, Texas, where Jean would be raised. She liked to say that she "got to Texas as quickly as she could." Jean is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 43 years, Walter "Pup" Kindle. She is survived by many...
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Lehi Vickery Wold

August 11, 2014 - January 22, 2015

Lehi Vickery Wold born August 11, 2014. He passed, so unexpected, on January 22, 2015. Although his life was short, he touched so many people's hearts in huge ways! Our precious angel has returned to Heavenly Father. Survivors include: Parents, Jonathan Charles Wold and Reshelle D Vickery-Wold Brother, Seaton Vickery Wold Great Grandmother Grandparents, Tammy S Boysen, Stanley...
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Richard Ruiz

May 5, 1964 - January 22, 2015

Our beloved father and son, Richard Ruiz, age 50, resident of Austin, was called to our Heavenly Father on Thursday, January 22, 2015. He is preceded in death by his father, Carlos Ruiz, Sr. and daughter, Stephanie Rennae Ruiz. Richard is survived by his mother, Florinda D. Ruiz and children, Ann Marie, Michelle Rennae, Jessica Leah, Richard Jr., John Paul, Alexxa and Adrian; and...
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Albert Bryan Spires

May 28, 1928 - January 21, 2015

Albert Bryan Spires (Bryan), of Austin, TX passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 peacefully in his sleep. He lived a life of joyful service to his family, his friends, his profession, his state and his country. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Bryan was born to the the late Albert Bryan Spires and Maggie Louise Brenner on May 28, 1928 in Austin, Texas at the old Seton...
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Benjamin Bouie Covington

November 27, 1928 - January 20, 2015

Ben Covington went to be with his heavenly Father on January 20, 2015. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 27, 1928. His family moved to Florida when he was a young boy and lived in several central Florida cities while growing up. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1951 with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduating, he joined the United States Air...
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Mona Rogers Burchette

November 11, 1936 - January 20, 2015

Our beloved Mona Gail passed away peacefully on January 20, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born November 11, 1936 to Chester Raleigh Rogers and Kathleen Coley Rogers in Dallas, TX. Her early years were spent in Ranger and Dallas, Texas where she graduated from Highland Park High School. Following her graduation from Baylor University with a degree in Home Economics, Mona was...
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William Robert White

March 26, 1941 - January 20, 2015

The Rev. Bill White, 73, met the Lord, Jesus Christ on January 20th surrounded by his family. Currently of Kingsville, TX, and formally of Diamondhead, MS and Reston, VA, Father Bill was born in Dayton, OH. He is survived by his wife Susan, his children Julia MacMillan (John) of Landenberg, PA, Tracy White of Washington, DC, William White (Fosca) of Chicago, IL, Elizabeth Voell (Greg) of...
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Caleb Ronald Oligney

December 13, 1996 - January 20, 2015

Caleb Ronald Oligney, 18, went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2015. We are saddened to let friends and family know that he chose to take his own life. He was an extremely intelligent and thoughtful young man who unfortunately became entangled in his own intellectual and spiritual troubles. We are encouraged in our belief that he was truly a son of God and that we will meet him again someday. ...
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James Philip Spaw

August 22, 1939 - January 20, 2015

James Philip Spaw, 75, passed from this life on January 20, 2015, at his home in Houston, Texas. Jim graduated from McCallum High School in Austin, Texas and attended The University of Texas. He served in the U.S. Army in the early 1960's. Most of his working years were spent in the oil and gas industry. At the time of his retirement in 2002 he was a senior procurement manager. He loved...
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Mark Daniel Johnson

June 16, 1967 - January 20, 2015

JOHNSON, MARK DANIEL Mark was received by our Father on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, peacefully at his residence in Austin. Mark was born June 16, 1967 in Seattle, Washington to Sue and Dan Johnson. Mark is survived by his wife Jocelyn Duncan Johnson; daughter Sophie Mason Johnson; and step-daughter Mary Elizabeth Potts. Mark also leaves his much loved brother Brent William Johnson; his...
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