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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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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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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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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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Eugene P. Schoch, Jr.

September 24, 1923 - January 20, 2015

Dr. Eugene Paul Schoch, Jr., retired dermatologist, passed away on January 20, 2015 at the age of ninety one, after a brief illness, at Westminster Manor Health Care Center in Austin. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Eugenia Worley Schoch, sons, Gary Wayne Schoch, and Dr. Eugene Paul Schoch III, daughter-in-law, Dianne Dies Schoch, granddaughters Stephanie Dies Schoch, Sharon Schoch...
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James Marion Banks

January 8, 1940 - January 19, 2015

James Marion Banks, 75 of Leander, Texas died on January 19, 2015. He was born January 8, 1940 to Miles Fikes Banks and Martha Nell Banks in Brownwood, Texas. Jim leaves his wife and soul-mate, Sally Banks, his beloved daughter Sarah Banks Gilland and his son-in-law, whom he claimed as his son, Gary Gilland and grandson Camron Gilland. Jim also leaves behind his beloved son Jason James Banks...
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Sylvia Schneider Greenspan

January 28, 1919 - January 19, 2015

Sylvia Schneider Greenspan passed away at age 95 on Monday, January 19, 2015. She was born in Dallas on January 28, 1919, to Morris and Esther Schneider, and was a proud Dallas resident until the last few years of her life. Sylvia graduated from Forest Avenue High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education degree from Texas Women's University. In 1946 she married Hymie Greenspan of...
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Stanley Rogala

January 27, 1922 - January 19, 2015

Stanley Rogala, 93, of Austin, died January 19, 2015. He was born on January 27, 1922 in Somerset, Pennsylvania to Lawrence an Agatha Rogala. Stan was a WWII Veteran who served his country in both Europe and the Pacific. He then began a career with the U.S. Government being stationed around the world where he met his future wife Erika. They eventually settled in the Washington, D.C. area and...
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NIta Smith

May 2, 1922 - January 18, 2015

Nita Smith of Lakeway died January 18, 2015 after a long battle with the Alzheimer's disease. Born Nita Meredith Scheinhaus on May 2, 1922 in the Bronx. She grew up in New York, where she was employed as a secretary during World War II. In New York, she met Walker W. Smith returning home from the war. After a brief courtship, they married and moved to Topeka, Kansas, where Walker began a...
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Eric Lynn Jones

April 4, 1935 - January 18, 2015

JONES, ERIC LYNN 1935-2015 Eric Jones, of Austin, Texas, passed away January 18, 2015, while surrounded with love by his family and a few close friends. Eric was born to the late Grover and Laura Jones April 4, 1935, in Lacy Lakeview, a small community just outside of Waco, Texas. He grew up there along with brother Grover Jones, and sisters Laura Dobbs, and Neva Haslbauer (deceased). Upon...
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Maria "Cuca" P. Gonzales

September 13, 1915 - January 18, 2015

Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015. Maria raised two daughters and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and touched many people with her beautiful smile and loving heart. She will be deeply missed by all of her family, but we take comfort in knowing that along with Christ, her husband and many family members and friends will be...
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Rita Jo Baldwin Crownover

February 2, 1935 - January 18, 2015

Rita Jo Baldwin Crownover died on January 18, 2015 of a brief and unexpected illness. Rita was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma on February 2, 1935 and spent her early years there before moving to Searcy Arkansas. She attended Harding College, where she received her teaching degree. Her first teaching job was in Bartlesville, OK and it was there that she met her husband Carl F. Crownover, while...
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Marguerite Spence Gunn

April 2, 1943 - January 18, 2015

"Music Was Her Name" Marguerite Spence Gunn Our beloved Peggy, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2015, after a lengthy illness. She was born 2 April, 1943 to Harry Buddig Spence and Florence Glass Davis, the second oldest sibling of five children. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and spent her early years in Uniontown, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. She...
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Robert John (Bob) Spivey

October 13, 1925 - January 18, 2015

The soul of Robert John (Bob) Spivey was called to the next stage of its journey on January 18, 2015. His life on earth was full, and he enjoyed it to the end. He was born October 13, 1925 on a farm near Minneapolis, Kansas to Ora M. Spivey and Diana Mabel (Carpenter) Spivey. He was essentially a dreamer, rather impractical, always loving of his wife and son. He could lose himself in a book...
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Mary Virginia Flores

December 25, 1942 - January 17, 2015

Mary Virginia Flores, 72, of Austin, died January 17, 2015, at her home. Born December 25, 1942, in Austin, the daughter of Lovell G. and Rosa Rodriguez Ellerthorpe. Married Juan J. Flores, and they enjoyed 48 wonderful years together. She was a Branch Manager at University Savings for 20 years, and then an employee of Walmart for 13 years. She loved and was an avid bingo player, come rain, sleet...
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Spenser Craig King

September 30, 1991 - January 16, 2015

Spenser Craig King, 23, of Austin, died January 16, 2015, at home. He was born September 30, 1991, in Austin, Texas. Spenser graduated from Hutto High School In 2010. He was an avid music and movie lover. He could quote any line from any movie at any time, and knew the lyrics to all his favorite songs. He also treasured his car and enjoyed spending hours working on it. Spenser had a...
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Alma Pearl Hanson

December 4, 1909 - January 16, 2015

At a very lively 105 years of age, Alma Pearl Hanson passed away in Austin, TX on January 16, 2015. She was born on the family farm near Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska on December 4, 1909. Alma had two sisters: Alta May, her identical twin, and Alice Marie, older by three years. Alma's father, Peter Petersen, a Danish immigrant, grew corn and oats and kept chickens, lambs, pigs and cows on their...
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Courtney Foster

August 2, 1955 - January 15, 2015

Courtney Dufour Foster, born on August 2, 1955 in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, died on January 15, 2015 from heart disease. Courtney is survived by her precious children, Douglas Charles Foster IV and Victoria Elizabeth Foster; her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. Generes (Dee and Doots) Dufour; her older brother William C. (Bill) Dufour and his wife, Vera; her younger sister Kimberly Dufour Gardner and her...
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Richard Salone Elliott, Sr.

April 4, 1936 - January 15, 2015

Richard Salone Elliott, Sr., of Buda, Texas died on Thursday, January 15, 2015. He was born on April 4, 1936 to Ira Whittaker Elliott and Vera Belle Galey Elliott in Lorenzo, Texas. A Graveside service will be held at a later date at Liberty Hill Cemetery. A full obituary will be available at a later date.........
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Robert "Bob" Gregory Hanks

September 26, 1956 - January 15, 2015

Robert "Bob" Gregory Hanks was born Lewis Robert on September 26, 1956 in Charleston, SC. He went to be with his Lord January 15, 2015; his favorite shout out was "I love you God and I love you Brenda!" He was preceded in death by his brother Kelly Hanks and father Lewis "Archie" Burns. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Brenda Hanks of Austin, TX; children Micheal Tanner and...
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Paula Jo Ramsay

July 16, 1968 - January 13, 2015

Paula Jo Ramsay, age 46, of Austin, Texas, mother, homemaker, and dyslexia therapist, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Seton Hospital, of complications following a heart attack. Paula was born at Fort Polk Louisiana to William D. and Jo Ann Van Hoesen on July 16, 1968. Growing up as part of an Army Family, Paula attended various high schools, including many years in Germany, and culminating...
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A.M. "Red" Olander

June 5, 1925 - January 13, 2015

A.M. "Red" Olander Born in Taylor, Texas on June 5, 1925 Departed on January 13, 2015 in Austin, Texas A. M. "Red" Olander dearly loved his family, colleagues, and friends as they loved him. He loved and served his Savior Jesus Christ who received him into His care on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Rose, his sister Johanna, and his son-in...
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Valerie McFellin Martin

November 26, 1951 - January 13, 2015

MARTIN, Valerie McFellin 11/26/1951 – 1/13/2015 Valerie Gayle McFellin was born on November 26, 1951 in Ionia, Michigan, the second of three children born to Phillip & Jeanette McFellin. Her childhood was spent in Lansing, Michigan, where she attended Weatherly Elementary and Waverly High School. She graduated from high school in June of 1969. Valerie was married to Howard Stanton in...
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Jesse R. Sanchez

February 18, 1948 - January 13, 2015

Jesse R. Sanchez, 66 years old of Leander, Texas passed away to be with our Lord and Savior on January 13, 2015. Jesse was born in Wauseon, Ohio on February 18, 1948. Jesse was from Lansing, Michigan and moved his family to Texas in September of 1984. Jesse is predeceased by his parents Manuel and Ambrosia Sanchez , his brother Alvaro Sanchez and sister Mary Barroso. Jesse...
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Ryan Patrick Burger

January 31, 1985 - January 13, 2015

Friends, family and co-workers will celebrate the life of Ryan Patrick Burger, 29, on January 16th, 2015. His life, spirit and glory will be celebrated with those who cherished him at a viewing from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Friday, January 16th at Weed-Corley Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress, with services to begin at 7:00 pm. Ryan, will then be brought to San Diego for a memorial service...
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Rita Fugate

April 28, 1931 - January 12, 2015

Rita Fugate passed away on January 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas, from complications of flu and pneumonia. She was a loving daughter, grand-daughter, mother, sister, cousin, and aunt. She is survived by her brother, Larry Borden and his wife Rita Borden of Phoenix, AZ, and her two sons, Steve Thompson of Hutto, TX, and Doug Fugate of Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her first husband,...
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Betty Jo Burleson

August 21, 1943 - January 11, 2015

Betty Jo Burleson of Austin, Texas, died peacefully on January 11, 2015. She was born in Austin, Texas, on August 21, 1943 to Aaron Connell and Dorothy Susan (Straw) Burleson. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Raymond Aaron Burleson. She is survived by many dear friends she thought of as family. Betty Jo retired from St. David's Hospital in 2010. A graveside service...
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James "Jim" Colling

August 10, 1937 - January 11, 2015

James H. "Jim" Colling, 77, of Cedar Creek, Texas, died on Sunday, January 11, 2015 following a lengthy illness. Jim was born to Joseph W. and Martha Louise Hager Colling on August 10, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended St Bernard Elementary and graduated from Hughes High School before serving abroad in the US Army. Upon return to Cincinnati he married Dorothy Alice Hartledge and they...
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Otila "Tillie" Solis Macias

February 24, 1915 - January 11, 2015

Otila "Tillie" Solis Macias "Tillie" as Mom was known, passed away in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family on January 11, 2015. She was born February 14th, 1915, the youngest of 4 children, to Petra Rangel and Florentino Solis. She was a remarkable lady, had the most incredible memory; and ahead of her time. Mother was devoted to her faith, her family, and "mother" to many...
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Zelda Austen

November 15, 1934 - January 10, 2015

Zelda Austen 1934-2015 Zelda Grafman Austen died on January 10, 2015 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 80. Zelda was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and spent most of her life in New York until she moved to Austin, Texas following her retirement from Long Island University. She touched countless lives as an educator and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Zelda was born...
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Lucille Mannin Sansom

June 26, 1927 - January 10, 2015

Lucille Mannin Sansom, 87, passed away January 10, 2015 in Georgetown. She was born June 26, 1927 in Sisseton, South Dakota to Rob and Helen Mannin. Lucille is survived by son, Dan and wife Betsy, daughter Robbi Sansom Olson and husband Wynn, son Tim Sansom and wife Holly, son Scott Sansom and wife Renita, and son Terry Sansom. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Brent, Ryan, Austin,...
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William C. Edge

November 24, 1919 - January 9, 2015

Lt. Col. William C. Edge – USAF (Ret.) Born Nov 24, 1919 Birmingham, AL Died Jan 9, 2015 Austin, TX Lt. Col. Edge made his final flight on the wings of angels after a brief illness at age 95. He is survived by Helen Dettman Edge, his wife of 63 years, and their three daughters: Sandra and husband Ken Balacek of Wimberly, TX, Barbara and husband Dean Word III of New Braunfels, TX, Lee and...
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Caroline Natalie Richards

April 13, 2002 - January 9, 2015

Caroline Natalie Richards, greatly beloved and treasured 12 year old daughter of Mark and Lauren Richards, died January 9th of osteosarcoma, a devastating and aggressive bone cancer. She was gifted with an infectious smile, playful sense of humor, and a warrior spirit. She fought as hard as she could for survival and lived a year and six days after her diagnosis. Caroline attended Highland...
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Alice Castro Garcia

February 23, 1942 - January 7, 2015

Alice Castro Garcia passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the age of 72 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born to parents Salvador and Carmen Castro on February 23, 1942 in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico and grew up in Guadalajara Mexico. Alice immigrated to the United States at a young age, where she attended Incarnate Word Academy in Brownsville, Texas and studied to...
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Frank Ch. Gonzalez, Sr.

June 9, 1927 - January 7, 2015

Frank Ch. Gonzalez Sr., 87 passed away January 7, 2015. He is survived by his wife, to whom he was married for 61 years, Merced C. Gonzalez and 10 children. Agnes G-Hamilton, Frank Gonzalez Jr, Margarita Nunez (Guadalupe Sr, grandsons Guadalupe Jr and Phillip Nunez), Manuela Gonzalez, Janie Reemsnyder (Eddie, and granddaughter Erika), Joe Angel Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Rudy Gonzalez (Dawn,...
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John Melvin Hilgart, Jr.

April 28, 1931 - January 6, 2015

John Melvin Hilgart, Jr. was born in Park Falls, Wisconsin on April 28, 1931 to Alice G. and John M. Hilgart. After graduation from Lincoln High School in Park Falls in 1950, he enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War. He was captured by the enemy there and spent twenty-eight months as a prisoner of war in North Korea. Upon his discharge from the Army in 1953, John moved back to Park...
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Roland Ashley Timberlake

November 28, 1932 - January 6, 2015

Roland Ashley Timberlake, Rector Emeritus of St. Luke's on the Lake Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas died on January 6, 2015 of injuries sustained in a severe fall at his home. Roland was born in Hebbronville, Texas on November 28, 1932 and grew up in Victoria Texas, where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Alice Jean Magruder. After attending the University of the South at Sewanee in...
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Irvin Yaffe

January 10, 1918 - January 5, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Irvin Yaffe, on January 5, 2015, 5 days before his 97th birthday, in Austin, Texas. A lifelong resident of Omaha, Nebraska before his recent move to Texas, he lived for family and community. He was a graduate of Central High School and a 1940 graduate of The University of Nebraska, where he lettered in Basketball for 3 years as a varsity...
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Louise S. Hill

August 21, 1924 - January 5, 2015

Louise Hill, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother died peacefully on January, 5, 2015 at age 90 after living a blessed life. She was born in Webb City, MO, raised her family in Joplin, MO surrounded by extended family and friends then later moved to Dallas with her husband where she enjoyed selling real estate. She spent the last 20 years of her retirement living in Austin and making...
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Annie Beatrice Perez

May 7, 1942 - January 3, 2015

Annie Beatrice Perez, age 72 of Austin, went to be with our Lord on January 3, 2015. She was born Annie Beatrice Briones on May 7, 1942 in Austin, Texas to parents Luis Castro and Antonia (Annie) Briones. Annie had two sisters, Alice Briones Gloria, Louisa Briones Martinez, four brothers; Benito Jr. Saldana, John Robert (Johnny) Saldana, Francisco Saldana, and Samuel Saldana. Annie grew up in...
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Joe Robert "Bay" Riojas, Sr.

February 20, 1963 - January 3, 2015

Our beloved Joe Robert "Bay" Riojas, age 51, resident of Austin was called by our Heavenly Father on January 3, 2015. Bay graduated from Lanier High School in Austin. He worked as a tile setter and his work was impeccable. His work also included plumbing and carpentry. He loved music, people, new places, fun, and the outdoors. Bay had an immense passion and care for animals, birds,...
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Don Cunningham

July 27, 1926 - January 2, 2015

Don Cunningham July 27, 1926 – January 2, 2015 Don Cunningham was born in Dallas, Texas on July 27, 1926. He was the son of Ruth Black of Bowie, Texas and Sterling Cunningham of Bismarck, Illinois. His parents and two brothers, Richard and Robert preceded him in death. He attended Armstrong elementary and Highland Park High School in Dallas before entering The University of Texas. ...
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Seth Aron Bloomquist

August 29, 1981 - January 1, 2015

Seth Aron Bloomquist, age 33, died on Thursday, January 1st in his home in Leander after a seven year battle with cancer. From his birth, on August 29, 1981, to his death on Thursday, he touched and changed the lives of the people he came in contact with. Seth was raised in Leander Texas where he attended elementary, middle and high school. Seth received his Bachelor's degree in Marketing...
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Ethel Vail O'Donnell

February 12, 1922 - December 31, 2014

Ethel Vail O'Donnell, 92, of Austin, Texas, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Ethel was born February 12, 1922 in Ebenezer, Louisiana, to Emile and Nora Walsh Vail. Her husband Philip and son Michael preceded her in death. Ethel is survived by her daughter Phyllis Prescott and husband Wayne, son Patrick and wife Maureen, son Philip and wife Jan, seven grandchildren and five great...
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Beverly Russell Crump

November 10, 1922 - December 30, 2014

Beverly Russell Crump, 92, was born on November 10, 1922 in Detroit, MI and died on December 30, 2014 in Austin, TX her home of 47 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Naoma Russell, her step-mother Elsa Russell and her son, Russell Lee Crump. Beverly is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Frank L Crump, Jr., sons David Crump and his wife Rosanne of Austin, TX,...
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Valerie Liebl

April 1, 1944 - December 30, 2014

Valerie Liebl, beloved mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend, died December 30, 2014 at the age of 70 after a courageous battle with Melanoma. She is survived by her husband Bob; her two children Kathryn and David; her step-children Susan, Christopher, David and Kelly, her brother Stephen and her seven grandchildren Oliver, Edward, Aava, Holly, Kiera, Charlotte, and Andrea. Valerie...
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William Otto Mittag, Jr.

December 11, 1922 - December 30, 2014

William Otto Mittag, Jr., was born in Houston, Texas, December 11, 1922, and died peacefully on December 30, 2014, in Rockport, Texas. After serving as a medic in Europe in WWII, Otto returned to Austin to attend Pharmacy School at the University of Texas. He soon became involved in a life-long career as an entrepreneur and real estate investor. Otto and his wife, Betty, founded Master Valet...
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Richard H. McBride

November 4, 1927 - December 29, 2014

Richard H. McBride, 87, of Austin, Texas died peacefully, Monday, December 29, 2014 after a long illness. He was born November 4, 1927 in Pittsburg, California to Robert and Mildred McBride. He graduated Pittsburg High School, attended community college and was proud of his military service during WWII in the Army. Richard enjoyed a career in banking, prior to retiring and moving to Arizona...
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Syble Ulater Eubanks Leach

January 8, 1922 - December 29, 2014

Syble Ulater Leach departed this life on December 29, 2014 in Austin following a brief illness. Syble was 92 years old. She was born Syble Ulater Eubanks on January 8, 1922 in Fort Worth, Texas to Otto and Lula Eubanks and spent most of her life in the Fort Worth area, working and raising her children. She had moved to Austin in recent years to be in the company and care of family. In 1940...
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Natalie Carter Barraga

October 10, 1915 - December 29, 2014

Dr. Natalie Carter Barraga, Professor Emerita of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin, died on Monday, December 29, 2014. She was 99 years old. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 1st at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar. Services will be held at University Christian Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015. Interment will follow...
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Ann Marie Edwards

February 2, 1941 - December 29, 2014

Ann Marie Edwards, age 73 of Lago Vista, went to be with Our Lord on December 29, 2014. She was born Ann Marie Johnson on February 2, 1941 in Houston, Texas and married Floyd E. Edwards on February 7, 1959. She just missed their 56th wedding anniversary by 41 days after an 8-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Ann Marie is survived by her husband, Floyd E. Edwards of Lago Vista; sons, Walter...
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Carol Julia Kiehl

May 28, 1946 - December 28, 2014

Carol Julia Kiehl, beloved mother, grandmother, wife, friend and nurse, died December 28, 2014 at the age of 68, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Carol left her legacy through both her family and her career as a nurse. Carol and husband Michael celebrated nearly 46 years of marriage and a happy life together of family, career and travel. Carol is survived by her proudest...
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Fidelia A. Rodriguez

November 16, 1927 - December 27, 2014

Fidelia "Fifi" Aguilar Rodriguez died on December 27, 2014 in Austin, Texas at the age of 87. She was surrounded by family. Fidelia is survived by her son, Arthur Gilbert Osorio, daughter, Rose Ellen Guerrero (husband Frank James Guerrero), son, Robert Ceasar Osorio (wife Mirisa Marie Osorio); siblings, Ramon Aguilar, Alfonso Aguilar, Rosa Aguilar and Pauline Pena (Joe Pena) all of Austin,...
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Anita Chance Dilling

June 30, 1948 - December 27, 2014

Anita Chance Dilling, age 66, died in Austin, Texas on December 27th. Born June 30th, 1948 in Tulsa Oklahoma, to James Morton Chance and Ruth Hand Chance, she attended Thomas Edison High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma University in 1970. Anita studied French at OU and became a fluent speaker. She lived and worked in Paris in her twenties where she met lifelong...
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Linda McPhaul Davis

June 19, 1940 - December 26, 2014

A loyal friend, devoted wife and mother, lamb of God, Linda McPhaul Davis passed away December 26, 2014 of natural causes. She will live in our memories as a faithful, tireless servant who never met a stranger. For all who knew her, a bright light has gone out of the world and she will be truly missed by many. Born in Lubbock, Texas in 1940, Linda grew up in Lamesa, Texas and graduated...
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Martha Ethridge Hahn

April 19, 1920 - December 26, 2014

Martha Ethridge Hahn, age 94, died Friday, December 26th. Martha Ethridge Hahn, daughter of Martha Walker Ethridge and George Morris Ethridge was born April 19,1920 in Meridian, Mississippi. During World War II, she served in the U.S. Navy WAVES in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans. After the War, Martha moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. She soon met and married the love of her...
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Johnny William Wright

February 18, 1935 - December 26, 2014

Johnny William Wright passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014. He was born to Clara and Elmo Wright in Lytton Springs, Texas on February 19, 1935. He was the youngest of five brothers and one sister. They moved to Austin, Texas in the early 40's. He attended Metz, played football at Allan Jr. High and graduated from Austin High School in 1953. He served in the Korean War from 1954 to...
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Paul J. Anderson

March 20, 1933 - December 25, 2014

Paul J. Anderson, 81, of Leander, Texas, passed from this life on December 25, 2014. He was born on March 20, 1933 in Fort Worth, Texas to Samuel Lee Anderson and Gladys Nell (Elder) Anderson. After graduating from Polytechnic High School, he attended Texas A&M University and later Texas Christian University. It was during this time that he met M. Jeannette Curry. They were married at the...
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Margaret Lyde

May 30, 1925 - December 24, 2014

Margaret Lyde, 89 of Leander, Texas formerly of Denton, Texas, passed away December 24, 2014. Margaret was born May 30, 1925 in Argyle, Texas, one of 9 children born to Lloyd and Mary Estelle Vandergriff. She was raised on a farm as a sharecroppers daughter and married her childhood sweetheart, Willie before he was sent fighting WWII. After traveling from oil field to oil field as part of...
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Michael Wayne Boyd

July 19, 1951 - December 23, 2014

Michael Wayne Boyd passed away on December 23, 2014 at the age of 63. His greatest love was his family: his wife Trish and daughter Brystal, son-in-law Chris and mother, Belva June, brothers Patrick and Tim and many others including mother-in-law, sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews, he was preceded in death by his father, Charles A. Boyd. Michael was self-employed as a real estate inspector...
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James F. Burdick III

March 11, 1966 - December 23, 2014

James F Burdick III, (March 11, 1966 - December 23, 2014) passed away after a long battle with cancer, with his family who never left his side. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Burdick; his mother, Maria; his Aunt, Amelia; his sister, Judy; brother, Jay; daughters, Lindsay, Brittany, Alyssa and Harley; 2 nephews; 2 nieces; and 4 grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am – 7:00...
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Ann Chapel Osgood Howland

December 24, 1924 - December 22, 2014

For 90 years, Ann Chapel Osgood Howland blessed her family, friends and contemporaries with kindness and grace. Ann died December 22, 2014 in Austin, Texas surrounded by her loving family at the end of a full, splendid life. Ann was born to Emily Freeman Benson and Albert Kendrick Osgood on December 24, 1924 and spent her childhood in Ilion, New York. She attended St. Mary's, an Episcopal...
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Ken Simpson

December 10, 1938 - December 22, 2014

On December 22, 2014 Kenneth "Ken" Simpson passed away peacefully. He was 76 years old. Ken was born in Kentucky to Homer and Helen Simpson. Ken joined the United States Air Force at the age of 16 and served for 23 years as Master Sergeant. He served in Germany and Vietnam. Upon return from Europe he was based at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, where he met the love of his life, Bonnie....
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LaVerne Hejl

February 22, 1930 - December 22, 2014

On December 22, 2014, LaVerne Louise (Heine) Hejl passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was 84 years old. LaVerne was born in Manor, Texas to Albert and Louise (Klaus) Heine. She graduated from Manor High School as class Valedictorian in 1948 and attended Nixon Clay Business College. She worked for the Texas Highway Department before marrying the love of her life, John Bryce...
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Edward Marshall Glass

July 19, 1930 - December 21, 2014

Edward Marshall Glass, 84, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, December 21, 2014. Edward was born July 19, 1930, in his home in Marlin, Texas to Dr. Thomas G. Glass and Dorothy Marshall Glass. In 1954 he married his beloved wife, Carol Harter, also of Marlin, Texas. In 1951 he joined the United States Air Force where he piloted F-86D Sabre jets. He attended The University of Texas at Austin where...
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Anita Belle Reeder

July 1, 1914 - December 21, 2014

Anita Belle Strobel Reeder (100) died Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Westminster, where she had been a resident for over twelve years. Born July 1, 1914 in Ramsey, Illinois, Anita was the first child of Fletta Waverly Sharp Strobel and Charles Christopher Strobel both deceased. Anita grew up in Ramsey, Illinois, and was preceded in death by both her younger siblings, Mary Strobel Thompson and...
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Marilyn Louise Beverly

June 13, 1930 - December 21, 2014

Marilyn Louise Beverly, age 84, of Austin, TX passed away December 21, 2014. Marilyn was born in Oklahoma City in 1930 and her family moved to Agua Dulce, Texas during her high school years. After high school, she attended A & I University and stayed thru all summers as she liked Kingsville so much. While working at the Celanese Chemical plant she met and married her husband Boyce, and...
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Bennett T. Brooke

January 25, 1925 - December 19, 2014

Bennett T. Brooke passed away in St. David's Hospital on December19, 2014 from heart failure. Bennett was 89 years old and lived a wonderful life. He was born on January 25, 1925 in San Angelo, Texas. His parents were J. C. Brooke and Martha Bennett Brooke. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Martha Ann Brooke, brothers, Clifford Brooke, Jay Brooke, and Robert Brooke. He...
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Helen Dorothy Knopp

November 20, 1942 - December 19, 2014

Helen Dorothy Knopp passed away peacefully on Friday, December 19th. She was born November 20, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to Bernard and Anna Stremplewski. In her career, Helen held positions in office management, banquet hall management and auto sales. In her personal life, Helen enjoyed catering parties for neighbors, friends and family. She was an active member of the Cedar Park Town...
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Lance Taylor Hoke

October 25, 1968 - December 19, 2014

Our dear brother, son, father and friend Lance Taylor Hoke passed away on Friday, December 19, 2014. Lance was a devoted father to his surviving children: daughter Sydney Taylor Hoke, 12 and son Shane Mitchell Hoke, 9. Lance is also survived by his mother and father, Joann Hoke and Jerry Hoke and brother Chad Mitchell Hoke and family. Lance was a top sales representative for the...
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John Marvin Nygard

June 22, 1925 - December 19, 2014

John Marvin Nygard of Austin, Texas passed away on December 19, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. John was born in 1925 to John and Mary Nygard, and was raised by his mother with his two sisters in Iron River, Michigan after he lost his father when he was ten years old. John was sworn into the United States Marine Corp prior to graduating from Iron River High School and trained in...
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Elna Wisian Koerner

December 25, 1918 - December 19, 2014

Elna Louvina was born of Willie and Nettie Wisian on Christmas day 1918 on a farm outside Niederwald Texas during a flood. The doctor swam the swollen creek on his horse to deliver her, a two-and-a-half pound baby who was put into a shoe box. As a young girl she began what would become a life of nurturing by caring for her younger siblings while her parents and older brother Sonny worked in...
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Janice Elizabeth Trump

July 18, 1945 - December 18, 2014

Janice Elizabeth Trump, age 69, of Leander, passed away December 18, 2014. She was born July 18, 1945 in Lampasas, Texas. Janice was retired from the United States Postal Service. Her hobbies included sewing, baking, crafts and reading. She loved history, museums, the ocean, and most of all being with her grandchildren. Janice was preceded in death by her father, Travis Franklin Preece. She...
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Pauline "Polly" McCarty

May 6, 1924 - December 18, 2014

Reba Pauline "Polly" McCarty, 90, formerly of Corpus Christi, died Thursday, Dec. 18 at Buckner Villas of Austin. She was born May 6, 1924, in Quail, Texas, to Clyde and Zelma Minyard Martin. Her adoptive parents were William Luther and Idabelle Cato Martin. Polly worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Riverside Hospital near Robstown until her retirement in 1985. She was preceded in...
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Jackson Riley Hodges

June 11, 2001 - December 17, 2014

Jackson Riley Hodges, age 13, passed away on December 17, 2014. He was born June 11, 2001 to Paul and Catherine (Hong) Hodges. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 20th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Jackson's endowment at Dell Children's Hospital: https://www.supportdellchildrens.org...
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Ted Stewart

July 30, 1947 - December 17, 2014

On December 17, 2014, Teddy "Ted" Lee Stewart, age 67, passed away in Austin, Texas. Ted was born on July 30, 1947, in Las Cruces, New Mexico to Josephine Alexander Stewart and Kenneth Kinkade Stewart. After graduating from New Mexico A&M, Kenneth moved his young family to West Texas where he was stationed at Midland Air Field. Ted was four months old when he first called Odessa home and...
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Feliza Rodriguez Lewter

July 9, 1934 - December 17, 2014

Flower of all Flowers, Star of all Stars, Light of all Lights, Angel of all Angels, that is our beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend who has passed on December 17th 2014 to be with Jesus, with family and friends at her side. Feliza Rodriguez Lewter was born to Pablo and Maria de Jesus Rodriguez in Mendoza, Texas. Her greatest joys in life were her family whom she...
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Bernadette Barry "Dusty" Young

March 31, 1951 - December 16, 2014

Bernadette Louise Barry Young, known as Dusty by many of her friends, passed peacefully from this world to heaven on December 16, 2014, after a long battle with complications from breast cancer chemo. Bernadette was born March 31, 1951 in San Antonio to Jeanette L. Mann and Alfred P. Barry Sr. She grew up in San Antonio attending all girl Catholic schools until convincing her mother to let her...
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Patsy Ruth Fondren

November 1, 1928 - December 16, 2014

Patsy Ruth George Fondren passed from this earth on December 16, 2014. Born November 1, 1928 in Plainview Texas to G.C. and Ruby Hooper George, she grew up in Corpus Christi, and then moved to Austin after her marriage to Gene Fondren in 1948. Over the years, they raised three children, living in Taylor, Texas, Washington D.C. and Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene,...
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Patsy A. Baggett

August 9, 1934 - December 16, 2014

Patsy A. Baggett age 80 of Austin passed away December 16, 2014. In lieu of flowers memorial gift contributions can be made to the Charity of your choice. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7500 Palmetto Circle, Austin, Texas 78749.
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Thomas Frederick (Fred) Caver

February 28, 1919 - December 15, 2014

The generation of Americans who were raised through the deprivation of the Great Depression, went on to serve during World War II, and subsequently rebuilt our great nation are often referred to as the greatest generation. They went through life with an understanding that nothing is owed, and anything gained was achieved through hard work, personal sacrifice and service to others. Thomas...
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Wayland Dale Welty

May 6, 1928 - December 15, 2014

Wayland Dale Welty, a retired United States Air Force Major, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at the age of 86 after 12 years of giving Parkinson's disease a run for its money. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and the United States of America, which he served for 24 years. An alum of the University of Iowa, Major Welty held a bachelor of arts in...
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Mary Brown Greenwood

December 12, 1919 - December 14, 2014

Mary Maud Brown Greenwood was born December 12, 1919 in Howard, Kansas to Alonzo E. Brown and Edith M. Brown. She died on December 14, 2014 in Austin, Texas at age 95. She married Robert E. Greenwood in 1951 in Washington, D. C. They had one child, daughter Barbara Greenwood. Maudi lived in Kansas and Missouri. She graduated high school and attended the Chillicothe Business College. ...
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