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Kenneth "Ray" Farabee

November 22, 1932 - November 20, 2014

Kenneth "Ray" Farabee died at his home in Austin on Thursday, November 20, 2014 after a life well lived. He was 81. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1932, Ray graduated from Wichita Falls High School before attending the University of Texas at Austin. Ray was elected Student Body President at UT but only served for a short time prior to taking a position with the National Student Association...
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Geraldine Marie Lamb Pittsford

December 5, 1927 - November 19, 2014

Geraldine Marie Lamb Pittsford, daughter of George and Marguerite Lamb, was born on December 5, 1927 in Fort Worth, TX and died on November 19, 2014 in Austin, TX. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl James Pittsford Sr., her parents, her brothers George Edward Lamb and Danny Little and grandson, Kenny Barnard. She is survived by her daughter Margaret Givens; daughter Carlene Barnard...
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Lorraine Jean Turner

July 2, 1920 - November 17, 2014

Lorraine Jean Turner, 94, died November 17, 2014, peacefully at her home in Austin, Texas. Lorraine was born July 2, 1920, in South Haven, Michigan, to Albert and Viola Pioch. After graduation at Bronson Methodist Hospital of Nursing she was appointed to the Navy Nurse Corps on April 13, 1943, in South Haven, Michigan at the rank of Ensign with the Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and...
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Richard Thomas "Dick" Doyle

February 15, 1918 - November 17, 2014

Dick was born in Flint Michigan, the third child of Ida Mae Fritz Doyle and Thomas William Doyle. He graduated from The Ohio State University in Business Administration and studied at The University of Texas Graduate School of Business. Dick was a Commander in the United States Navy during WWII flying PBMs and PBYs. He remained an active pilot for many years flying his beloved Cessna 180 with...
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Ramon Almaguel

March 31, 1928 - November 17, 2014

El Reverendo Ramón Almaguel, a la edad de 86, de Austin, Texas, murió en paz el 17 de noviembre de 2014. Ramón nació en Banes, Cuba el 31 de marzo 1928, hijo de Pedro Almaguel y Baldomera Rojas. El más joven de 14 hijos, Ramón creció en un rancho próspero y productivo que siempre sirvió de trasfondo para sus historias de su infancia. Cuando Ramón tenía diecinueve años, fue...
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Tony Krauss

January 3, 1947 - November 16, 2014

Tony Krauss, 67, of Austin, Texas, died on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his home with his family at his side. He was born on January 3, 1947 in San Saba, Texas, to Rudolph and Giovanna Krauss. Tony was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Deborah M. Blahuta Krauss; daughter, Lauren Krauss of Hawaii; son, Michael Alexander Krauss of Austin; brothers, John and wife...
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Hazel Forester

October 1, 1915 - November 16, 2014

Hazel Brackston Batey Forester, daughter of Robert Brackston Batey and wife, Gertrude Josephine Miller, was born October 1, 1915 on the Batey Ranch in Guadalupe and Gonzales Counties and died on November 16, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Capt. Russell E. Forester, USNR; sisters, Lyndal Patillo and Adeliene Owings and her brother, Wendell Brackston Batey. She is...
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H. Gene Patterson

January 1, 1931 - November 15, 2014

Harold Gene Patterson, 83, died on November 15, 2014 in Austin. Gene was born in Houston, Texas on January 1, 1931 to C.L. and Era Ann Patterson. He received his B.A. degree in Bible, Magna Cum Laude, from Abilene Christian University and his Master's in New Testament from Harding University. Gene met Lucretia Farrar, a teacher at Harding Grade School, in 1953. They were married on August 29,...
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Richard Velton Sorgee

July 23, 1919 - November 14, 2014

Richard Velton Sorgee, 95, died November 14, in Cedar Park, Texas. He was born July 23, 1919 on the Harrell Ranch on the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle. Velton was the second child of Fred and Mausby Sorgee. He grew up on the banks of a small lake on the outskirts of Canyon, Texas. He attended elementary school through high school at West Texas Normal College in Canyon. He...
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Carol Sue Wilson

August 29, 1946 - November 13, 2014

Mrs. Carol Sue Kincannon Wilson was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 29, 1946, to Margaret Eloise and L.M. "Jiggs" Kincannon. She passed away November 13, 2014 after a long illness. Carol grew up in a loving family, which included her brother David Keith, 12 aunts and uncles, 28 great aunts and uncles, and too many cousins to count. Carol loved to travel. Her dad was stationed in Texas,...
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Regine Schumaker

June 16, 1944 - November 13, 2014

Regine Schumaker, 70, of Austin, TX died on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at her home after a sixteen month battle with Leukemia. She was born and raised in Paris, France and immigrated to the US in 1964. Regine was born in Paris, France to Louis and Denise Renard. Regine was educated in France and immigrated to the US in 1964 to visit her brother Remi who was a graduate student at MIT. ...
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Philip S. Mintz

October 10, 1930 - November 13, 2014

Phillip S. Mintz passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 13, in Austin, at the age of 84. Loving husband and father, Phil is survived by his wife of 60 years, Selma, and his children and grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Fort Sam Houston on Wednesday, November 19 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Associaiton.
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Kurt Damon Racca

February 17, 1962 - November 12, 2014

Kurt Damon Racca, 52, of Austin, Texas, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at his home with his family at his side. He was born on February 17, 1962 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Ray Racca and Vennoy Racca. Kurt was preceded in death by his son, Dylan Reese Racca. He is survived by his wife, Erin Alyssa Racca; daughter, Aubree Morgan Racca Harris and husband Jeff; son, Ty Anthony Racca;...
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Margaret Natoli

October 8, 1935 - November 11, 2014

Our beloved Margaret Theresa Natoli, aged 79, was called home to our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Born October 8, 1935 in Jersey City, N.J., Margaret met her future husband, Robert during one of the summers that they spent in Lake Parsippany, N.J. when they were children. They were married in Parsippany, N.J. on November 14, 1954. They had four sons and went on to enjoy...
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Ronald Earl Cantrell

October 21, 1943 - November 11, 2014

Ronald Earl Cantrell, 71, of Austin, Texas, retired, passed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 surrounded by family. He was born on October 21, 1943 in Denver, Colorado to Evangeline Blanchard and Wilburne Cantrell. He served in the navy and enjoyed fly fishing, antiques, music and family. He is survived by his loving wife Faith, his children Ronnie Cantrell, Stacy Davis and Sheryl Shushan,...
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Michael Bryant

January 4, 1950 - November 9, 2014

Michael was born January 4, 1950, in Lubbock, Texas, and passed away November 9, 2014. Receiving his Master of Arts Degree with Honors in Speech Communications and Human Relations, Elementary Education and Administration from the University of Kansas, he served as Assistant Principal of Oak Hill Elementary until his retirement in 2007, after 25 years of service. Memorial services will be...
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Sally Rice Jones

August 28, 1955 - November 7, 2014

Sally Rice Jones, age 59, passed away in Austin, Texas on Friday, November 7, 2014, after battling stage IV breast cancer for six years. She was born on August 28, 1955, in Westport, Connecticut, where she attended Staples High School. Sally attended Duke University, where she studied English. She worked in the book and periodicals publishing. Sally is survived by her mother, Dian Rice; her...
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Lorenia M. Sonnenreich

January 23, 1924 - November 7, 2014

Lorenia M. Sonnenreich, beloved wife of the late Joseph Sonnenreich died Friday, November 7, 2014 at her home from a long illness. She leaves behind two nephews William F. Sonnenreich and Michael R. Sonnenreich. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Weed-Corley-Fish Leander location on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:00am. Interment will be in Temple Israel Cemetery in New York.
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Geoffrey William Cagle

August 16, 1951 - November 7, 2014

Geoffrey William Cagle, age 63, of Leander, Texas, died at his home on Friday, November 7, 2014 after a long fight with cancer. He was born on August 16, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois to Howard P. Cagle and Ethel M. Hall. Geoffrey graduated from Chrisney High School in 1969. He attended Blackhawk College in Moline, Illinois and received an Associate degree from Austin Community College. ...
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Marion (Corry) Adams , Jr.

December 17, 1941 - November 7, 2014

Marion Corry Adams, Jr., 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 7, 2014, after his unexpected death from a stroke. Corry was born December 17, 1941, in Houston to Marion Corry Adams and Melbadel Wright Adams. He grew up in Houston, attended Lamar High School, and graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and the...
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Alice Villalpando Torres

February 3, 1936 - November 7, 2014

Alice Villalpando Torres, age 78, of Austin, TX, passed away on November 7, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. John Torres, Jr. and parents Alvino and Magdalena Ledesma and Irene Ortunio. Alice is survived by her daughters; Liz Leos, Priscilla Pecina and husband Mike; her son; Herb V. Torres, grandchildren; Leticia Gonzales and husband Josh, Tim Pecina and wife Amanda, Alyssa...
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Jeanie Wilson Tennant Parks

July 23, 1921 - November 6, 2014

Jeanie Wilson Tennant Parks July 23, 1921 – November 6, 2014 Jeanie Wilson Tennant Parks, wife of the late Dr. Walter Samuel Parks, Jr. passed away peacefully on November 6, 2014. She was born July 23, 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland to Sarah and Walter Tennant. She grew up in Newton, MA. After graduating from high school at East Greenwich Academy in Rhode Island she went on to attend nursing...
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Alene Cantrell

July 31, 1926 - November 6, 2014

Alene Cantrell was born on July 31st, 1926, to Loyse and Al Henley. Alene had a long and beautiful life. She was a stalwart soul, full of sly humor and reflection. Her blue eyes sparkled with warmth, and her laugh could melt away anxiety and fear---her laugh was irresistible. Alene had a crystal-clear soprano voice and shared her musical gifts with others. She sang in the choir from...
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Joe T. Lopez, Jr.

September 18, 1935 - November 4, 2014

Joe T. Lopez. Jr beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend was called home by our heavenly father at the age of 79 on November 4, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Lopez and Petra Lopez; sisters, Dolores Lopez and Mary Lopez. Joe is survived by his devoted wife of 27 years, Sylvia H. Lopez; his children, Sharon E Garza, Shirley A. Martinez (husband Javier) and Samuel A....
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Lena (Lynne) P. Edwards

May 9, 1926 - November 4, 2014

Lena (Lynne) P. Edwards, World's Greatest Mother, peacefully passed over on November 4th, 2014, at the age of 88. When Lynne and her four dear sisters were a together, they were a spirited force to behold. Lynne was devoted to her family and enjoyed fishing, bowling, bridge, art, dogs and dancing - a good rickey-tickey song would get her motor running every time! The sun does not shine...
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Donald Ray Rincon

September 27, 1949 - November 3, 2014

RINCON, DONALD RAY Don Rincon was born in Houston, Texas on September 27, 1949 and died on Monday, November 3, 2014 in Austin Texas. His parents, Robert and Filomena Cantú Rincon, are deceased. Don is survived by his wife, Melinda Lamar Sterk Rincon, daughter Lauren Elizabeth Rincon, and brother Rodney Rincon of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Don graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas...
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Marie Massey

February 23, 1922 - November 3, 2014

Marie Smith Massey of Austin died November 3, 2014. She was born February 23, 1922 in Hickasha, Oklahoma to Robert Pinkney Smith and Bertha Phillips. Marie was preceded in death by Hobby G. Massey, her husband of 57 years (until 1996); infant daughter Susan Kay Massey; 3 sisters, Gladys Gerlock, Eunice Young, Velma Decoursy; and brothers Emmett, Oscar, R.P., McAllan and Wade. Marie's...
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Rhea Ann Schroeder

February 4, 1979 - November 3, 2014

Rhea Ann Schroeder, 35, died November 03, 2014, at her home in Lakeway, TX. She was born February 4, 1979, in Kabugao Apayao, Philippines to Pinera and Herminia Biden. Her father was a Municipal Judge in 7 Municipalities in Apayao province. Her mother was a Government Employee. Rhea Ann was a member of the Catholic Women's Fellowship and Tamarows Club while growing up. She graduated from...
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Virgus Ray Cardozier

April 2, 1923 - November 2, 2014

Virgus Ray Cardozier, professor emeritus of higher education administration at the University of Texas at Austin died in Austin, Texas on November 2, 2014 of complications of a stroke. Professor Cardozier was born on April 2, 1923 and reared on a farm in north central Louisiana, the son of James C. and Lelia Megison Cardozier. He enrolled at LSU in June 1940 where his studies were...
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Susanne Hooper

October 7, 1927 - November 2, 2014

Susanne Catlett Hooper died peacefully in Austin on November 2, 2014, following a beautiful life that began in Okemah, Oklahoma on October 7, 1927. She was the second daughter born to Eugene Newlon Catlett and Mary Board Catlett. The family moved to McAllen when Susanne was five years old, and when she was 14 they relocated to Austin where she graduated from Austin High School. Susanne attended...
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Beverly Scarborough Yahiel

February 16, 1949 - November 2, 2014

Beverly Strittmatter Scarborough Yahiel, 65, died of ovarian cancer on November 2, 2014. She was born in Cincinnati, but her life took off when she moved to Austin in 1968 to finish a journalism degree at UT. It was a colorful era; she wrote for The Rag, an underground paper, worked on political campaigns, and moved with friends into the house on French Place where her daughter Megan and family...
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James Jesse Stahl

April 17, 1925 - November 1, 2014

James Jesse Stahl (also affectionately known as Jim, Jimmy, Dad, Grandpa and Pa) of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully after a short illness on Saturday, November 1st at the age of 89 in the presence of his loving wife of 66 years, Elizabeth "Liz" Stahl. Jim was born to Mattie nee Ryan and Jesse James Stahl in Falfurrias, Texas on April 17th, 1925 and moved to Austin when he was 13 years...
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Charles J. Novak

September 5, 1930 - October 31, 2014

Charles J. Novak passed away on October 31, 2014, in Austin, Texas. He was born on September 5, 1930 to Charles J. and Ruth Lorraine Novak in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He grew up in McCurtain, Oklahoma, and graduated from McCurtain High School. At the age of 16, he entered Oklahoma State University (then Oklahoma A&M College) in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and graduated at the age of 20 with a...
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James Walter Morris, Jr

June 5, 1921 - October 31, 2014

James Walter (Jim) Morris, Jr., a resident of Austin since 1945, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014, at the age of 93. All those who knew Jim will cherish memories of a true Texan who lovingly and loyally served his family, faith, state, and country. Jim was born June 5, 1921, in Huntsville, Texas. He was the youngest of four children of James Walter Morris, Sr., and Ethel Moore Morris. ...
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Mecy Leiser

March 13, 1924 - October 30, 2014

Mecy Ada Jessup Leiser, age 90, of Austin Texas, passed away October 30, 2014. Mecy was born March 13, 1924 in North Carolina to Elbert and Alpha May Jessup. Her family moved to Virginia where she attended business college. She worked as a clerk for the Navy during WWII. There she met her loving husband of 68 years, Arthur Leiser Jr. They married on October 14, 1944. Mecy and Art moved to...
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Ronnie Lee Graef

October 24, 1941 - October 30, 2014

Ronnie Lee Graef was born in Austin, Texas on October 24, 1941. He joined our Lord and Savior on October 30, 2014 at the age of 73. He was the first born son to Edgar and Gussie Graef of Creedmoor, Texas. Brother to Gary Graef and wife Phyllis; Clifford Graef and wife Lisa; and Pattie Graef Burnett and husband Dale. Best Uncle ever to Ken (wife Glenna) Graef; Brian Graef; Ashley Graef;...
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Lolita G. Buikema

October 7, 1930 - October 29, 2014

Lolita G. (Lolly) Buikema, age 84, of Georgetown, Texas and formerly of Plymouth, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Lakeway, Texas. She was born on October 7, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to Carl and Pearl (Osterholm) Green. She married her beloved husband and best friend Kent on August 23, 1952 in Chicago; he passed away on August 18, 2014. Lolly worked...
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George V. Mezzetti

October 31, 1925 - October 29, 2014

George V. Mezzetti, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2014. He was born on October 31, 1925, in San Antonio, TX to George Mezzetti and Gina Beghe Mezzetti. After moving to Austin he attended Stephen F. Austin high school and graduated in 1943. Upon graduation he attended Texas A&M University, in College Station, TX. He was called into service with the Navy during WWII. After military...
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Arthur H. Lindstrom

September 12, 1921 - October 29, 2014

Arthur H. Lindstrom passed away peacefully on October 29, 2014 in Cedar Park, Texas. He was born on September 12, 1921 in Two Harbors, Minnesota to parents Hilma and John Lindstrom. He was a graduate of Two Harbors High School, a U.S. Naval aviator in WWII and then a partner in The Electric Shop/Gambles Hardware store. He married June Kasen in Oct of 1945 and they were together for over 68...
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Jamie Dewar Ferguson

December 16, 1960 - October 29, 2014

Jamie Dewar Ferguson, 53, of Austin, Texas, passed away on October 29, 2014, after jumping into Lake Austin to save his dog. He was born in Houston on December 16, 1960, and grew up in Austin. Jamie was a proud alumnus (cum laude) of the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee and The University of Texas. An avid nature lover, Jamie studied wildlife biology and ornithology. He was passionate...
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Irene Wilcox Strait

October 10, 1929 - October 28, 2014

Irene was born in Houston, Texas to George Washington Wilcox and Florence Herring Wilcox , a few minutes ahead of her twin brother, David C Wilcox joining their 3 yr old brother, George C Wilcox. She excelled in dance from a young age and continued throughout her life. Irene was successful in any endeavor - from winning the State Shorthand Award to earning inclusion in the National Honor...
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Richard A. "Homer" Escalante

March 20, 1986 - October 26, 2014

Our beloved Son and Brother Richard A. "Homer" Escalante age 28, A Security Officer of the community, was called to his eternal rest by our Heavenly Father on Sunday October 26, 2014. He was born March 20, 1986. He was preceded in death by his much adored Grandmother, Mary R. Escalante. Richard is survived by his mother, Monica A. Gault; father, Robert E. Gault; step-father Fonso Estrada,...
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Carline Margolis Copland Ravel

March 27, 1920 - October 26, 2014

Carline Margolis Copland Ravel was born on March 27, 1920 in Dayton, Ohio and died in Austin, Texas on October 26, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Carol Kadison and son-in-law Douglas Kadison, son Albert Copland and grandchildren Joshua and Erin Copland, Alexis and Matt Kaplan, Bret Kadison and Andrew Johnson and Zachary Kadison. Mrs. Ravel is also survived by Soraya and Fredy Salazar,...
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Wilson "Larkin" Miller

January 14, 1921 - October 25, 2014

Wilson "Larkin" Miller, 93, a resident of Austin since 1967, passed away on October 25, 2014. He was born in Shelby County, Texas, on January 14, 1921, the son of Jacob and Jennie McKenzie Miller. He enlisted in the Army-Air Corps in 1941 and later joined the US Air Force, serving in the European Theatre of World War II and the Korean War. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant after...
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Sharon Kay Brashear

November 10, 1955 - October 24, 2014

Sharon Kay Brashear, age 58, of Lakeway, Texas went home to be with the Lord on October 24, 2014. She was born in Houston, Texas on November 10, 1955. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Lucille and Vernon Brashear and her sister, Linda Richardson. She is survived by her brother, Byron Brashear, nieces Donna Ballard and Lisa Ashworth, an aunt and uncle and numerous cousins. ...
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Barnard Strong Fero

December 13, 1917 - October 23, 2014

Barnard Strong Fero 1917 2014 A Life Well Lived Born December 13. 1917. in Houghton. New York. The last of ten children born to the Reverend Albert David Fero and Pearl Winifred Strong. he was deprived of a first or middle name and lived a life with only three family surnames. His parents must have known he was destined to be as unique a person as was his name. Some of the highlights of...
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Steven S. Van Dyck

October 21, 1945 - October 22, 2014

Steven S. Van Dyck, age 69, died at Southwood Care Center in south Austin on October 22, 2014, following a long period of poor health. He had lived in Austin for 57 years. Steve was born on October 21, 1945, in Carmel, California, to John F. and Mary Ann Van Dyck. His father was a US Army officer, and Steve spent his early years in California, Italy, and Germany, before moving with his family...
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Fred Winfield Day, Jr.

July 9, 1926 - October 22, 2014

Fred Winfield Day, Jr. July 9, 1926 - October 22, 2014 Fred Winfield Day, Jr. age 88, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by his four children on October 22, 2014. Fred was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up in Temple, Texas. He received his degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950, and remained in Austin for the rest of his life. He...
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Maureen Danielle Jean-Marie Diercxsens Thompson

April 28, 1964 - October 21, 2014

Maureen Danielle Jean-Marie Thompson (née Diercxsens) Maureen Danielle Jean-Marie Thompson, 50 of Spicewood, TX passed away peacefully on October 21 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Maureen was born to Henry and Ann Diercxsens on April 28, 1964. Survived by her husband, Gary Lee Thompson, and her beloved children, Taylor (15), Kyla (13) and Katelyn (10) and her sisters, Suzanne ...
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Florence (Flo) Wojcik

February 12, 1922 - October 20, 2014

Florence (Flo) Wojcik, 92, was reunited with her beloved husband and best friend, Joseph and son David Joseph on Monday, October 20, 2014. Flo was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 12, 1922 to Frances and Boleslaw Janik. Left to celebrate her memories are her children: Sheila Wojcik, Ph.D. and her husband Harvey Caughey, and James (Karen) Wojcik; her grandchildren David and Courtney...
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W.H. "Bill" Lindner

March 29, 1929 - October 19, 2014

W.H. "Bill" Lindner, 85, passed away October 19 while traveling abroad with his loving companion and friend, Maxine Roberts of Austin. A "Celebration of Life" service will be held at Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend Church on Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am. A private interment will follow in Remembrance Gardens. Bill was born and raised in the near eastside neighborhood (Irvington) of...
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Stephen Embree Barnett, MD

July 25, 1941 - October 19, 2014

Stephen Embree Barnett, dedicated physician, beloved husband, brother, uncle and friend, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the age of 73. Stephen was born July 25, 1941, in Indianapolis to Mary John Embree Barnett and William Edwin Barnett, M.D. His family moved to Dallas after World War II and Stephen later returned to Indiana where he graduated from DePauw University in 1962. ...
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Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Stengel Bond

November 15, 1922 - October 19, 2014

Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Stengel Bond died in Austin, Texas on October 19, 2014. An elegant, down-to-earth, proud, and private woman, she lacked self-importance and accepted life as it came along. Literature was her love, as well as art, movies, and all the performing arts. One example of Liz's quiet determination showed when she was eighty years old and walked halfway across Manhattan in the...
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Charmaine Hooper Denius

July 16, 1929 - October 19, 2014

Charmaine Hooper Denius, beloved wife and mother, passed away at 85 years of age on October 19, 2014. Charmaine is survived by her husband of 64 years, Franklin W. Denius, her daughter Charmaine D. McGill and her husband, J. Gordon McGill, her son, Wofford ("Woffie") Denius and his wife, Beth B. Denius, her grandchildren Parker McGill and Reagan Denius, and her nieces, Charisse L. Mayer, Stacey...
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Guy Nethery

July 26, 1967 - October 18, 2014

Guy Nethery, age 47, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Guy was born July 26, 1967, to Eldon Nethery and Dawn (Nethery) Craig of Wichita Falls, TX. He graduated from John Hirschi High School and Midwestern State University. He was employed as a Sr. Business Systems Analyst with Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin, TX. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M on...
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Jordan Leigh Gray

March 8, 1981 - October 17, 2014

Jordan Leigh Gray March 8, 1981- October 17, 2014 Jordan Leigh Gray, 33, of Austin, Texas, died on October 17, 2014. She was born on March 8, 1981 in Lubbock, Texas to Billy Frank Gray and Donna Brown Gray. Jordan was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Gray of Denver, Colorado (originally Brownfield and Lubbock, TX), and Donna Gray of Austin, Texas, (originally Washington, D.C.) She...
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Heather Catto Kohout

April 7, 1959 - October 17, 2014

Heather Catto Kohout died on October 17, 2014, nearly three years after her initial diagnosis with metastatic cancer. She was a woman of deep faith, kindness, and physical, intellectual, and spiritual beauty; a devoted wife and mother; and a ferocious friend. Her entire life was an ongoing demonstration of how to move through the world with courage, generosity, and gratitude. Heather was born...
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Salvador Hernandez

September 27, 1933 - October 17, 2014

Salvador Hernandez, 81, of Austin passed away peacefully at his home on October 17, 2014. He was a lifetime member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 1805. Salvador is survived by his son, Michael James Hernandez, his sister, Ramona Hernandez, numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Mary Ruth Hernandez. A gathering of friends and family will take...
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Asa S. Whitehead

March 2, 1921 - October 17, 2014

Asa S. Whitehead passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born March 2, 1921 in Gaines, Michigan. Asa, better known to friends as "Ace", joined the Air Force in 1941 and as a young airman during World War II flew many aircraft including the P-40 and P-63. Ace distinguished himself during the Korean War, flying 125 missions in the F-86 Saber, shooting down...
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Kirk D. Watts

April 17, 1955 - October 16, 2014

Kirk passed peacefully from this life the night of Oct. 16th after a gradual decline in health. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family and caregivers during the last days of his life. Kirk was number six of twelve children born to James Douglas Watts and Mary Virginia Shannon Watts in Austin, Texas. In 2012, after raising his four daughters and a son, Kirk retired in Florence where...
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Barbara Johanson

July 28, 1939 - October 16, 2014

Barbara Spriggs Johanson of Austin, Texas passed away on October 16, 2014. She was born on July 28, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois to Ray and Anne Spriggs. She grew up on a farm outside Pittsburg, Kansas surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. Barbara graduated from Cherokee High School in Cherokee, Kansas. She then went on to receive a double major (English/Theater) from Pittsburg State...
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Diana Wilks Colon

January 4, 1989 - October 16, 2014

Diana Courtney (Wilks) Colon, came into this life on January 4th 1989. The Lord called her home at 5:02 pm, October 16 2014, after a 22 month battle with Leukemia. (Her motto became "Fight Like A Girl"). She was at home, surrounded by all her family, and dearest friends. She graduated high school through The University of Texas. She earned her Bachelors degree from Texas State University in 2011....
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Elizabeth P. Makovy

March 24, 1934 - October 13, 2014

Elizabeth P. Makovy, 80, of Austin, Texas passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014, at Stonebriar Nursing and Rehab. Elizabeth was born on March 24, 1934, in Ganado, Texas, to Viola Kresta Psencik and Edward Psencik. She was a former member of St. Mary Cathedral in Austin and was a resident of Stonebriar Nursing Home and Rehab for the past nine years. Elizabeth was always happy and enjoyed...
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Rosie Belinda Garcia

September 4, 1948 - October 13, 2014

Rosie Belinda Garcia, 66, of Austin, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014, at St. David's South Austin Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Rosie was born on September 4, 1948, in Taft, Texas. She was a secretary in the produce industry and Nursing field. Rosie loved to dance, play pool and spend time with her family. She was loved very much by her family and friends and...
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Jeff E. Geeslin

December 30, 1930 - October 12, 2014

Jeff E. Geeslin, 83, of Austin, Texas, died on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Jeff was born in Brady, Texas to Edward and Lee Geeslin, the youngest of five boys, Campbell is the surviving brother. Jeff loved ranching with his dad. He graduated from UT with a BBA Degree and immediately began working for the Austin National Bank where he became Senior Vice President. He also earned a Master's degree...
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Alberta M. Castaneda, Ph.D.

August 15, 1922 - October 11, 2014

Alberta M. Castaneda, Ph.D., of Austin, Texas, died as the result of a house fire on Saturday, October 11, 2014. She was born August 15, 1922, in Yakima, Washington, to Francis Anthony and Sylvia Bates Mondor. She is preceded in death by her parents, her five brothers and sisters, and her son, Drew Castaneda. Dr. Castaneda completed her B.A. in Education at what is now Central Washington...
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Raul B. Buitron

January 13, 1942 - October 11, 2014

Raul B Buitron, 72, of Austin, Texas, passed away, Saturday, October 11, 2014 at his home with his family. Raul had a long year and a half battle with gastric cancer. He was a very strong and courageous man until the very end. A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, the eighteenth of October at Weed-Corley- Fish, 2620 S.Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704. Raul...
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Jehiel H. Crites, Jr.

October 24, 1920 - October 11, 2014

Jehiel Harleston (JH) Crites, 93, of Austin, Texas, retired master electrician, died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Jehiel was born in Dallas, Texas on October 24, 1920 but grew up in Denison, Texas and attended Lane Elementary and Denison High School. On November 24, 1938, he married the love of his life, Wanda Marie Wilhelm. They were married...
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Christine Veronica Holmes

August 24, 1948 - October 10, 2014

Christine Veronica Holmes, 66, of Leander, Texas, died on Friday, October 10, 2014. She was born on August 24, 1948 in Los Angeles, California. A full obituary to follow....... A Celebration of Life service is pending.
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Jamie Sue Depmore Meredith

August 27, 1945 - October 10, 2014

Jamie Sue Meredith passed away peacefully in Austin, Texas, on Friday, October 10, 2014. She is survived by her sisters Binnie Hoffman of Evant, Texas and Keith Deal of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, her brothers David Depmore of Round Rock, Texas and Dan Depmore of Orange County, California and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Jamie was born in Midland-Odessa on...
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Benjamin Badgett

September 11, 1987 - October 9, 2014

A very sweet angel was called to heaven on 10/9/14. Benjamin Badgett's heart was filled with unconditional love for all. If your paths ever crossed his, then you know that special unbiased love he possessed for you. Ben enjoyed Sunday lunch with his Dad, fishing, hanging out with friends, lending a hand, his RC cars, welding and playing with his nephews, Colin and Cory. We know Ben is...
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John William "Bill" Petersen, Jr.

October 30, 1965 - October 9, 2014

John William "Bill" Petersen Jr was born October 30, 1965, and died October 9th. Bill was a musician/composer and member of The Invincible Czars. He was also home automation professional with Dale Johnson Systems of Austin. Bill is survived by his partner James Wylie Canup of Austin, parents Carol and Rev. Lee Weber of Greenville, Pennsylvania, and JoAnn and Bill Petersen of Greeley, Colorado;...
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Harley Clark, Jr.

November 8, 1935 - October 9, 2014

By the time he was twenty Harley Clark had already made a historic change at the University of Texas. As UT Head Cheerleader, he introduced the now famous Hook 'Em Horns hand signal at a Gregory Gym pep rally in November of 1955. He unilaterally proclaimed it to be the official University of Texas hand sign, and so it is. He went on to affect Texas education in other significant ways, most...
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Fred Carl Hartman, "Doc"

January 2, 1935 - October 9, 2014

Fred Carl Hartman - "Doc" • Fred was born on January 2, 1935 in Arneckeville, Texas to Ralph and Annie Hartman. He was the youngest of four siblings. He was closest to his brother Ralph (2 years older-passed), also a sister Maryann (6 years older-passed) and brother Henry (12 years older) living in Victoria, Texas. • The Hartman's farmed many kinds of produce - raising watermelons that...
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Dorothy Pfeiffer

January 28, 1915 - October 9, 2014

Dorothy was born in Blanco, Texas, to John and Ophelia Trainer Moore. Dorothy passed away in Fredericksburg, Texas, at the age of 99. A direct descendant of a founding family of Blanco, Dorothy grew up on the family farm near the Blanco River. She would often recall a childhood of wonderful times with family and friends. Life was full and life was good. And it would continue to be so. She...
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Mary P. Gonzales

January 22, 1929 - October 9, 2014

Mary P. Gonzales age 85 of Austin, Texas formerly of Port Lavaca passed away on October 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Genaro Gonzales, Sr. Mary is survived by her daughters, Lucy Estrada and husband Don, Rose Gonzales, Margaret Cortinez and husband Joe, Janie Urban (deceased husband, Ray); sons, Genero Gonzales, Jr., James Gonzales and wife Betty; fourteen...
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Michael Kurt Evans

September 26, 1955 - October 8, 2014

Michael Kurt Evans of Austin passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Michael grew up in Amarillo, TX and worked for Amarillo Globe News until he moved to Austin in 1981 where he worked for the Austin American Statesman for 28 years. Michael was always trying to help others, even after he became ill. He had many friends in Amarillo, Austin and abroad. He loved his cats, was an...
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Desta Beal Jeffrey

October 8, 2014

Longtime Austin resident Desta Beal Jeffrey, of Austin, Texas died peacefully on October 8, 2014. She was born in Suffolk, Virginia and grew up in Hugo, Oklahoma. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Woman's University and a Master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Desta embarked upon her career teaching home economics at Baker, O. Henry Middle School, University...
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James "Jim" Lee Burns

July 21, 1970 - October 8, 2014

James "Jim" Lee Burns passed away in the early morning on Wednesday, October 8th at his home in Liberty Hill at the age of 44 after a hard fought battle with cancer. James was born on July 21, 1970 in Fort Wayne Indiana and moved to Leander, Texas in 1980. He graduated from Leander High School in 1989 and shorty after started working for Young & Pratt mechanical contractors where he worked...
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Jerry Wayne "Ric" Knight

November 21, 1953 - October 8, 2014

Knight, Jerry Wayne – Ric Knight was born November 21, 1953 and died October 8, 2014. He is survived by his parents, Noralene Vehmeier and Jerry Wayne Knight, his loving wife, Kelly Barnhill Knight, seven children Michael Knight and daughter-in-law Daniela Knight, Mallory Knight, Evan Knight, Cody Knight, Ella Knight, Taylor Barnhill, Morgan Barnhill, and one grandchild Adriana Knight. He...
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Robert Samuel (Bob) Schechter

February 26, 1929 - October 8, 2014

Robert Samuel (Bob) Schechter, aged 85, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, surrounded by the family he loved, and that adored him. Born on February 26, 1929, to Helen (Brilling) and Morris S. Schechter, he was reared in Rosenberg, Texas. Inspired by his high school chemistry teacher, Schechter decided to become a chemical engineer. He graduated from Texas A & M University in 1950 with a B...
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Jane Ferguson Hill

December 13, 1946 - October 7, 2014

Jane Ferguson Hill, 67, of Austin, Texas, died October 7, 2014, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born on December 13, 1946 in Longview, Texas to Elizabeth and Joe Ferguson, Jane spent most of her formative years in Temple where she graduated from Temple High School. Jane received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Texas in 1968. She then...
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Albert R. Carrion

December 19, 1936 - October 7, 2014

Albert R. Carrion, age 77, of Austin, passed away on October 7, 2014 at his home. Albert was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Margarita and Ignacio Carrion. Raised with 3 sisters and 5 brothers, it was in Corpus Christi that he met the "catch" of his life, Mary Acuna, and they were married in 1956. He served in the Air Force for 8 years, and was stationed at Loring AFB in Maine and Bergstrom...
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Vadis Dale Park Baggett

December 16, 1924 - October 7, 2014

Vadis Dale Park Baggett December 16, 1924 – October 7, 2014 Longtime Austin resident, Vadis Dale Park Baggett, passed away peacefully on October 7th, 2014. Vadis was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Durward A. Baggett; her parents Laura Lee Young Park and Jesse James Ketchersid Park, her brothers Curtis and Leslie Park, and sister Delma Dell Dennison. She is survived by daughter,...
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Eugene Arman Ripperger

July 7, 1914 - October 5, 2014

Eugene Arman Ripperger passed away peacefully on October 5, 2014 at home with his loving wife of 74 years at his side. He was 100 years and 3 months old. Arman, as he was known to his family, was born July 7, 1914 in Stover, Missouri, to Winnie and Bill Ripperger, growing up with three brothers and a sister in a small town, learning to do with little and be self-sufficient. His adventures...
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Hugo Guillermo Silva

June 25, 1937 - October 5, 2014

Hugo Guillermo Silva, born June 25, 1937 in Lima, Peru, to Peruvian Air Force General Ergasto Silva and Maria Cagigao de Silva, went to his eternal rest on Sunday October 5, 2014 at the age of 77. He married Leonor Parra on March 11, 1967 in Los Angeles, CA where they lived before moving to Miami, FL and eventually settling in Austin, TX in 1984. He and Leonor were founding parents of St....
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Fred Pittman Ellison

January 11, 1922 - October 4, 2014

Fred Pittman Ellison was born January 11, 1922, in Denton, Texas, the son of Lee Monroe Ellison and Hixie Pittman Ellison and brother of the late Edith Lanier Ellison. Early on he pursued an interest in foreign languages, starting with Latin, Spanish, and French in high school and continuing with German and Portuguese, principally at the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation with a...
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John Thomas Sutton

March 3, 1981 - October 3, 2014

John Thomas Sutton, 33, of Austin was born March 3, 1981 in Alamogordo, NM to Tom and Janice Sutton of Austin. He passed away unexpectedly on October 3, 2014 at his home. He was a 1999 graduate of Anderson High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society. John attended The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Colorado graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in...
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Eliseo Gutierrez

June 14, 1927 - October 1, 2014

Eliseo Gutiérrez - Born; June 14, 1927 in San Gaspar de Los Reyes, Jalisco, Mexico; passed away October 1, 2014 in Cedar Park, Texas. Known to his friends as "Cheo," and to his many nieces and nephews as "mi tio Cheo," he grew up in Juarez, Mexico. After marriage, he went to work at A.S.A.R.C.O., in El Paso, TX where he was a steel-worker for 34 years. He moved his family to El Paso in...
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Michael Vincent Junk

November 8, 1962 - October 1, 2014

Michael Vincent Junk, 51, suddenly and swiftly passed from the imperfections of this world into the peacefulness of eternal life on Oct. 1, 2014. Born and raised in Austin, Mike was a 1981 graduate of William B. Travis High School and earned various degrees from the School of Hard Knocks. A blend of bold, caring and unpredictable, Mike loved and was loved by his children, mother, siblings, in...
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Samuel Campbell, Jr.

May 9, 1918 - September 29, 2014

Samuel "Sam" George Campbell, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 29, 2014. Mr. Campbell was born on May 9, 1918, in Charleston, West Virginia, the eldest son of Sam G. Campbell, Sr., and Virginia Clark. He is survived by his son Sam G. Campbell III, daughter-in-law Leslie Langee, grandchildren Robert Austin and Christopher Joel...
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Thomas Oliver Wilson

August 29, 1937 - September 29, 2014

Thomas Oliver Wilson August 29, 1937-September 29, 2014 Thomas Oliver Wilson was born on August 29, 1937 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the second of nine children born to Thomas Henry and Georgiana Wilson. Tom honorably served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. Upon discharge, he moved to Texas to work in the geophysical exploration industry as an electronic technician....
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Michael Dudly Gipson

October 22, 1966 - September 28, 2014

Michael was born in Odessa, Texas, and was the youngest of Jules and Carolyn Gipson's four children. He is survived by his mother, Carolyn; sister Marci Henna and husband, Louis; sister Kit Knox Viehbeck and husband, Al; and brother Colin Gipson, and several nieces and a nephew. He was a constant source of joy for all who knew him, and left this world a far better place than he found it. ...
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Lucile Wessels "Cile" Dunlevy

August 15, 1920 - September 27, 2014

Lucile Wessels "Cile" Dunlevy, age 94, of Austin passed away on September 27, 2014. She was born on August 15, 1920 in La Feria, TX to Elizabeth Brockmeier and Herman Diehl Wessels. A graduate of La Feria High School, she attended Texas State College for Women and the University of Texas at Austin. In 1944, Cile was united in marriage to Harold James "Jim" Dunlevy at St. Mark's Evangelical...
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Adriana Ann Ybarra

February 12, 1982 - September 27, 2014

Adriana Ybarra passed away in the early hours of Saturday, September 27, at The Christopher House in Austin at the age of 32 after a hard-fought battle with breast cancer. Adriana was born February 12, 1982, in Austin, Texas, and lived most of her life in the Central Texas area. Adriana knew much pain and suffering in her early years, but she was determined not to be defined by her past but,...
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William Ramsey O'Connell

November 22, 1944 - September 26, 2014

William Ramsey O'Connell was born in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1944 and died in Austin on September 26, 2014 at the age of 69. "O'C" was a skinny man with a beautiful voice and a big personality; an important figure in Austin broadcasting and advertising for over four decades. He was originally a newsman, but later would become an innovative producer of radio sports programming for...
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Bruce Martin Wilpon

May 6, 1958 - September 26, 2014

Bruce Martin Wilpon, 56, died on September 26, 2014 at home after an extended illness. Bruce was born in Miami, Florida on May 6, 1958 to Faye and Arnold Wilpon. He graduated from Coral Gables High School and NYU with a degree in accounting. After obtaining his CPA, Bruce went on to graduate school at the University of Miami (Florida), obtaining his Masters in Economics and Juris Doctor in 1984. ...
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Emma Gertrude Tuley

May 29, 1921 - September 22, 2014

Emma Gertrude Tuley died on September 22, 2014. She was born on May 29, 1921, and reared in Teague, Texas, Emma graduated from Teague High School with her lifelong friend, Mary Morse, now of Austin. During World War II, Emma moved to Washington, D.C. and worked in the War Department for the OSS. Returning to Teague after the war, she began her career with the Rock Island Railroad, working in...
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Coylene Turlington Newton

July 19, 1942 - September 21, 2014

NEWTON, Coylene Turlington Jul. 19, 1942 - Sep. 21, 2014 We celebrate the life of Coylene Turlington Newton. Coylene was born July 19, 1942 and passed away September 21, 2014 in the loving presence of her family. Coylene was predeceased by her parents, Coy and Ruby Turlington, and her brother, Culver Turlington. She leaves behind her beloved husband, Bill Newton, her son, Johnny Bohn of...
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Robert Kay Hale

April 7, 1934 - September 21, 2014

Where does one start in writing an obituary about such a wonderful, cheerful, sweet man? The world lost a good one when Robert Kay Hale passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 21, 2014. He will be terribly missed by his family and loved ones, and the myriad of friends he left behind. He truly embodied the spirit of Will Rogers in terms of never having met a man he didn't like. ...
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