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At Weed-Corley-Fish, we’ve helped families honor their loved ones for over a hundred years. All of our conveniently-located chapels are peaceful, soothing places for your family and friends to gather for remembrance and recollection. And our dedication to your comfort, attention to detail, and honor for local traditions assure you of the most dignified and personalized services as you plan your tribute.

Our Obituaries

Shirley "Jeanne" Novak

August 17, 1934 - July 1, 2015

NOVAK, Shirley "Jeanne" August 17, 1934 – July 1, 2015 It is with great love that we bid our precious mother farewell and into the arms of God. Jeanne passed peacefully on July 1, 2015 at the age of 80 after a long, brave battle with cancer. She fought until the very end astounding the medical community with her resilience and determination. This surprised no one who knew her, personally...
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Nicholas Richards Beller

July 14, 1944 - June 30, 2015

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

July 11, 1924 - June 29, 2015

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

December 27, 1957 - June 29, 2015

Marla Renee Melnick, age 57 of Austin, formerly of Houston, passed away on June 29, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Beth Jacob Cemetery in Galveston. Complete obituary is pending …………..
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John Floyd Campbell II

March 16, 1927 - June 28, 2015

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

January 2, 1958 - June 28, 2015

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

June 9, 1935 - June 27, 2015

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

November 24, 1946 - June 27, 2015

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

November 21, 1983 - June 25, 2015

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

July 10, 1935 - June 24, 2015

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

July 7, 1951 - June 23, 2015

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

April 6, 1936 - June 23, 2015

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

March 29, 1941 - June 22, 2015

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

December 2, 1929 - June 21, 2015

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

July 28, 1926 - June 21, 2015

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

September 13, 1942 - June 20, 2015

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

November 6, 1929 - June 20, 2015

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

June 20, 1936 - June 19, 2015

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

August 25, 1951 - June 19, 2015

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

July 1, 1921 - June 17, 2015

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

September 3, 1917 - June 17, 2015

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

March 23, 1935 - June 17, 2015

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

June 18, 1945 - June 16, 2015

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

October 7, 1927 - June 16, 2015

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

October 16, 1944 - June 16, 2015

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

January 26, 1955 - June 13, 2015

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

January 8, 1991 - June 13, 2015

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

October 15, 1958 - June 13, 2015

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

September 21, 1920 - June 12, 2015

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

March 13, 2000 - June 11, 2015

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

December 6, 1925 - June 10, 2015

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

March 31, 1940 - June 10, 2015

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

October 22, 1932 - June 10, 2015

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

August 12, 1965 - June 9, 2015

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

May 13, 1951 - June 9, 2015

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

June 22, 1967 - June 8, 2015

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

March 23, 1922 - June 8, 2015

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

December 30, 1993 - June 8, 2015

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

February 20, 1930 - June 8, 2015

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

January 19, 1934 - June 7, 2015

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

July 12, 1992 - June 7, 2015

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

July 22, 1920 - June 7, 2015

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

May 23, 1920 - June 7, 2015

Amy Streeter was received by the angels into eternal peace on June 7, 2015 after being under hospice care in her home for several days because of congestive heart failure. Amy was born to Paul and Elfreida Anderson in Manor, Texas on May 23, 1920. She graduated from Manor High school in 1939 and entered Seton School of Nursing, which was affiliated with both the University of Texas...
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Leah Mae (Guthrie) Davenport

April 25, 1922 - June 6, 2015

Leah Mae (Guthrie) Davenport was born in Bartley, NE on April 25 1922 to Leland (Lee) Archie and Charlotta (Lottie) (Bonar) Guthrie. Indianola Nebraska Christian Pastor, Howard Holverson baptized Leah in the Republican River on May 15, 1937. After graduating from Indianola High School on May 23, 1941 she went to Cheyenne, Wyoming and worked in a Co-op Café for several months before...
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Sally Bigarel

February 3, 1945 - June 5, 2015

Sally Washburn Bigarel, age 70, of Austin, Texas passed away in her home on June 5, 2015 surrounded by her family. Sally was born in Edwards, NY, on February 3, 1945. Parents were Ray and Lizzy Washburn. Sally was raised in Edwards and graduated from Edwards Central School in 1963. She received her LVN Degree at St. Joseph School of Nursing in Yonkers, NY in 1966, and began her nursing career...
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Kay Thompson

April 20, 1949 - June 3, 2015

Kay Thompson died unexpectedly on Wednesday June 3 at the age of 66. Born in Wichita Falls on April 20, 1949, Kay grew up in Dallas, Houston and Austin, one of three daughters of Kyle and Vivian Thompson. Her father was a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II who later became Austin bureau chief for UPI and press secretary for Gov. John Connally and U.S. Sen. John Tower. Kay graduated...
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Glen Roy Knipstein

June 29, 1930 - June 3, 2015

Glen Roy Knipstein, 84, of Austin, died June 3rd following a brief illness. He was born June 29, 1930, in Washington County, TX. Glen Roy married Helen Teinert in 1957. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from the U.S. Department of the Treasury after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen Knipstein: son, Paul Knipstein; and...
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Suzanne S. Jackson

September 29, 1935 - June 2, 2015

Clare Suzanne Seaman Jackson passed away on June 2, 2015 in Lakeway, Texas where she lived with her husband Roland during his retirement years. Roland and Suzanne were married for almost 57 years. Suzanne was born in Houston, Texas on September 29, 1935. She was the oldest of three children born to Othma and Grace Seaman. She graduated from Lamar High School in Houston. She went on to...
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Robert Dalton Egan

January 4, 1948 - June 1, 2015

Robert Dalton Egan, beloved father to Kaitlyn, precious companion to Helen, model uncle, cherished brother, gifted professional and friend to all. Born to Frank and Mary Egan in Dallas, TX, he had an insatiable curiosity and boundless energy. Bob earned a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas and enjoyed a rich and diverse professional career, most recently with the City of Austin...
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Jeanne Elizabeth Allen Huckabay

June 7, 1921 - June 1, 2015

Jeanne Elizabeth Allen Huckabay passed away in Austin on 1 June 2015. She was born in Ennis, TX on 7 June 1921; daughter of Ira Raymond Allen and Jennie Gertrude Mann; and sister of Helen Lee Allen Waters. Her family moved to Dallas when she was very young. She attended public schools and graduated from North Dallas High School. She attended both the University of Texas and SMU where she...
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Flora McKaig Hankinson

July 7, 1917 - May 30, 2015

Flora Mae McKaig Hankinson passed from this life on May 30, 2015 in Austin, Texas at the age of 97. She follows her recently departed husband of 70 years, Everett Hankinson, who died on April 16, 2013 as well as her son-in-law, Lynn Turlington who died on April 19, 2014. She leaves behind her daughter, Jill Hankinson Turlington of Austin, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Flora...
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Symantha Jane Higgins

July 26, 1939 - May 29, 2015

Symantha Higgins, treasured wife, daughter, sister, and aunt, died in the arms of her devoted husband during the night of May, 29, 2015 after fighting to overcome cancer and cancer-related illnesses throughout the last decade. Symantha is survived by her husband of 45 years, Earl Higgins of Lakeway, Texas, stepson Earl Higgins, Jr. and his wife Cindy of Memphis, TN, brothers Joe M. Stevens and...
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Fernando Terneus

July 26, 1927 - May 28, 2015

Fernando Terneus, 87, of Lakeway, Texas, died on Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was born on July 26, 1927 in Ecuador to Hector and Mercedes Terneus. Dear Friends, After 14 years of being paralized and in a wheel chair. On the 28th of May at 9:30PM. Fernando Terneus my husband passed away. By his request his ashes will be spread in the Colorado mountains. Instead of flowers, Fernando...
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Esperanza "Hope" Romero

February 24, 1924 - May 27, 2015

Our beloved mother and grandmother was called by our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the age of 92. The mother memories that are closest to my heart are small and gentle ones that I have carried over from days of childhood. They are not profound but they have stayed with me through life and when I am very old they will still be near. Mom loved and cared for everyone. She...
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Helen Allison Foster

October 12, 1918 - May 27, 2015

Helen Allison Foster went to be with her Lord during the early morning hours of May 27, 2015. She was 96 years old. She was sharing a home with her only child, Rebecca A. Couk and her Son-In-Law, Randall L. Couk, Sr. She had been active and quite independent until just the past few weeks. She was born Helen Janette Madison in Belton, Texas on October 12, 1918 to Perry Benjamin and Amanda...
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David Lee Shaw

April 7, 1932 - May 26, 2015

For the last few years Dave has been reading the obituaries. He said it was because it was interesting to learn about the many accomplished people who lived in our community. But every once in a while, I would hear him say, "I beat you." So for those born before April 7, 1932 … Congrats! David Lee Shaw was born in Austin, Tx at St. David's Hospital to George and Anne Shaw of Llano, Tx. He...
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Jason Christopher Zbranek

April 13, 1978 - May 26, 2015

On May 26th, 2015 our loving son, brother, grandson and friend to hundreds, passed away unexpectedly in his home in Austin, Texas. Jason Christopher Zbranek was born in San Antonio, Texas and was a graduate of Churchill High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and began a career in home building with DR Horton Homes. He later joined the...
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John Joseph Cresto

January 16, 1957 - May 26, 2015

John was born in Salinas, California to Joseph and Lorraine Cresto. John had two sisters, Susan and Toni. The Cresto family moved from Salinas to Redding, CA in 1963. John attended Redding public schools, graduating from Shasta High School in 1975. John was active in the Shasta High School Band as a trombone player and he was also involved in the Shasta High School musical productions as a...
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Betty Jean "Speedy" Heck

April 15, 1924 - May 25, 2015

Mrs. Betty Jean Heck, lovingly known as "Speedy" to friends and "Dede" to family, passed away on Monday, May 25 in Austin, Texas. She was born to William Bryan Collier and Bertha Mae (Henderson) Collier on April 15, 1924 in Donna, Texas. A 1941 graduate of San Jacinto High and a 1945 graduate of Southwestern University, Betty Jean married Mr. M. G. Heck, Jr. of Giddings on January 31, 1946. ...
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Martin "Marty" W. Florence

December 22, 1932 - May 24, 2015

Martin "Marty" W. Florence, 82, of Georgetown, TX, formerly of Loves Park, IL entered into his eternal home on May 24, 2015. He was reunited with the love of his life, Carol Ann whom he had lost on August 15, 2014. He was born in Dixon, IL on December 22, 1932 to William and Mary Florence. He married Carol Larson on February 2, 1952, in Loves Park, IL. Shortly after their marriage Martin was...
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J.E. "Jimmy" Clark

December 16, 1924 - May 23, 2015

James Eugene Clark, born December 16, 1924 in Austin, Texas, died on May 23, 2015. Jimmy was the only child of Gusta Ballard Clark and Eugene Foster "Gene" Clark, both of whom were deaf. Jimmy's grandparents, J.F. and Charlotte Clark also participated in parenting. Jimmy married Esma Beth Anderson in January of 1947 and they had four children, Cheryl, Jimmy, Jeff and Kerre. His parents...
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Gordon "Doc" Arnold, Jr.

September 8, 1949 - May 23, 2015

Gordon "Doc" Arnold Jr. The lives Gordon "Doc" Arnold touched are many, and Doc's passing from this life on May 23rd, 2015 will be felt, most immediately by his family, but also by the many colleagues and friends from his lifelong career in public service. Doc was born September 8, 1949, in Richmond, Virginia, to the late Marjorie Ball Arnold Sitek and Gordon Dawkins Arnold. For more than...
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Severo Carrisalez, Jr.

August 19, 1940 - May 23, 2015

Severo Carrisalez, Jr., age 74, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife Consuelo Carrisalez. Severo is survived by his daughters, Deborah Ramirez and husband Armando, Sarahbeth Adams and husband Thomas; son, Samuel Carrisalez; grandchildren, Anabeth, Christian, Aidan, Anissa and Adriana; five sisters; and two brothers. Recitation of...
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Mildred Vinson Boyer

May 22, 2015

Mildred Vinson Boyer, Professor Emerita of Spanish at the University of Texas – Austin (UT) succumbed to failing health on May 22, 2015. After her high school years, Mildred left behind the Smokey Mountains of her native East Tennessee to attend college at Baylor University, marking the start of a life-long connection to the state of Texas, and the beginning of a stellar career as student and...
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Barbara Carter Shaw

July 29, 1936 - May 22, 2015

Barbara Carter Shaw, 78, of Austin, Texas, passed away May 22, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born on July 29, 1936, in Savannah, Georgia, to Henry B. Carter and Minnie R. Carter. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband of 55 years, Julian Carr Shaw. Through twelfth grade, Barbara attended The Pape School in Savannah. After graduation, she attended...
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Nancy K. Klecka

October 27, 1924 - May 22, 2015

Nancy K. Klecka, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Westminster Health Care Center, Austin, Texas, after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease. Nancy was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. While growing up in the 30's she enjoyed going on vacations with her family to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Mesa Verde National Parks. She attended The University of Texas at Austin...
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Robert Wayne "Bob" Strauser

August 8, 1943 - May 21, 2015

Robert Wayne "Bob" Strauser was born August 8, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Christopher "Pete" and Opal Orr Strauser. Bob's sine die came early this session. On May 21, 2015, Bob passed away at his home in Austin, missing his goal of completing his nineteenth Regular Session of the Texas Legislature by only twelve days. With his passing, the Texas Capitol, the Austin Symphony...
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Carolyn E. Parks

July 24, 1937 - May 21, 2015

Carolyn E. Parks, who grew up in Austin as the daughter of Vivian Roberts and Elzie L. Johnson and raised three children here with Walter Reed "Sonny" Leonard, passed away in Austin on May 21 after a short illness. She was 77 years old. A graduate of Travis High School in Austin, class of 1955, Carolyn worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone and then as an administrative assistant at the Texas...
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Martha (Margie) L. Oertli Grohmann

July 7, 1921 - May 21, 2015

Martha (Margie) Lorraine Oertli Grohmann, 93, of Round Rock, died on May 21, 2015. She was born in Austin on July 7, 1921, to Henry Leonard and Martha Doering Oertli. She graduated from Austin High School, attended Business college and worked for the State of Texas until her retirement. Martha married Charlie Grohmann on May 17, 1947, and during their marriage they lived in Austin, Round...
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Daniel Stephen Barker

February 27, 1934 - May 21, 2015

Daniel Stephen Barker, the F.M. Bullard Professor of Geology Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, died May 21, 2015, in Austin. He was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, on February 27, 1934, the only child of Kenneth Watson Barker and Sadie Brown Barker. Raised in rural Maine, he was probably the last UT faculty member to be educated in a one-room schoolhouse. After graduating in 1952...
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Karen Jean Brennan

November 29, 1955 - May 20, 2015

Karen Jean Brennan, 59, of Lakeway, TX passed away peacefully on May 20, 2015 after a long battle with breast cancer fought with courage and grace. She was born November 29, 1955 in Orange, CA to Ernest and Dorothy Smith (Forbing). She graduated from Orange High School in 1973, and after attending junior college in Los Gatos, CA, moved to Idaho where she raised two daughters (Camille Teresa and...
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Teri Bergstrom

June 26, 1952 - May 20, 2015

Teri Bergstrom died suddenly on May 20th from a cerebral hemorrhage brought on by an undetected brain tumor. She was 62 years old. She leaves behind her husband of 29 years, Tom; step-daughter Amanda; mother, Sara Whitfield; sisters, Beverly and Alicia Whitfield; brother Rody Whitfield and wife Theresa Millison. Her extended family includes her much beloved nieces and nephews, Jordan and...
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Richard F. Alvarez

August 11, 1936 - May 20, 2015

Our Beloved Father Richard F. Alvarez went to be with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He was born on August 11, 1936 in Sinton, Texas. Richard was a family man and dearly loved by all. He was in the printing industry which allowed him to create job opportunities for many family members and friends. He coached a semi pro baseball team, "The Austin Aztecas" which...
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Jose Pompa

February 15, 1929 - May 20, 2015

Jose Pompa, age 86 of Austin, Texas passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Jose is survived by his daughters, Vickie Rodriguez and husband Jaime, Dorothy Rodriguez and husband Javier, Norma Villafranca and husband Antonio, Betty Copeland and husband Glenn; and Eulogia Martinez mother of his daughters. Wake Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Weed-Corley-Fish...
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Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Wilson

July 28, 1916 - May 20, 2015

WILSON, Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Her life was an adventure full of love and joy because she made it so; her friends, family and loved ones were the beneficiaries. Whether it was a sing along in the car on the way to the First Methodist Church in Dallas with her parents and brother, sewing her own dresses and her sons' shirts, presiding over the high school booster club for nine years,...
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E. Eugene "Gene" Palmer

June 19, 1931 - May 18, 2015

Gene left behind family and friends on May 18, 2015, to find peace and comfort after 18 painful months of back surgery, nerve damage, and too much bed. He endured most of it with the same stoicism and dignity that characterized his approach to all of life's adversities. Born in San Antonio, Texas on June 19, 1931, Gene grew up in Del Rio, Texas, where his dad, Elmer, was an executive with...
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Wanda Sloan Harvey

October 18, 1921 - May 17, 2015

Wanda Sloan Harvey departed this life peacefully at home with family by her side on May 17th, 2015 at age 93. Wanda was born October 18, 1921 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her family moved to Texas and she spent most of her childhood and all of her adult life in the Houston area. She graduated from Sam Houston High School. After graduation she attended a Secretarial School until she discovered...
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Edward M Nelson, Jr.

December 5, 1924 - May 16, 2015

Edward M "Ed" Nelson, Jr., died peacefully in Austin, Texas on Saturday, May 16, 2015. At his bedside providing loving care and comfort were his daughter, Deborah and his granddaughter, Emily. Edward was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy, who died in April of this year. Ed is survived by his son, Edward; daughter, Deborah; grandchildren, Alex Nelson, Charlie Nelson, Emily...
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DeeDee Mann

April 6, 1957 - May 16, 2015

DeeDee Mann, whose wink and smile could warm any heart, died of endometrial cancer Saturday at her home in Austin. She was 58. Dee Dee was born Denise Louise Aaron in Meadville, Pa., a small industrial town near Erie. Her father's military career moved the family six times, including a five-year stay in Germany, before a transfer to Fort Hood brought them to Killeen. The second of Richard...
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Cora Ellen Caffey

September 8, 1948 - May 14, 2015

Cora Ellen Harber Caffey, 66, of Cedar Creek, Texas passed away May 14, 2015. She was born September 8th 1948 in Waco, Texas. She was baptized as Lutheran in 1953. She moved to Austin, Texas. as a child with her mother Margaret Harber and siblings Kelly and Kathy. She attended Fulmore Junior High and Travis High School. She married and had her children Larry, Stacy and Thomas. She later met...
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Maria Gonzalez Kennedy

September 29, 1928 - May 14, 2015

Maria "Mama Mary" Kennedy, born Maria Gonzalez in Harlingen, Texas on September 29, 1928 died peacefully in her home in Austin, Texas on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Maria and her husband Abraham started El Gallo Restaurant on South Congress in 1957. She was a proud owner who loved visiting with her guests. Maria greeted everyone she met with a smile as they entered El Gallo. Her humor and loving...
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H. Adam Stevens

December 4, 1949 - May 13, 2015

H. Adam Stevens was born December 7, 1949, at the military hospital in Frankfurt, West Germany. He graduated from Richfield High School in Waco, Texas in 1968, but not before earning his pilot's license and becoming skilled in amateur radio, and building and racing hot-rods. After a brief period at Baylor University, H "didn't even bother to drop out" and came straight to Austin. His stories of...
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Curtis G. LaFaitte

June 17, 1962 - May 12, 2015

Curtis LaFaitte passed away unexpectedly at home, on May 12th 2015. Curtis was born in Austin on June 17, 1962 and died May 12, 2015. He grew up in Northwest Hills, graduated from Anderson High School in 1981 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin. Curtis was a visionary, marketing genius, and entrepreneur. He began a successful career with The...
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Fred W. Wright, USAF Retired

June 24, 1924 - May 12, 2015

Lt Col Fred W. Wright (USAF retired) of Austin, TX passed away on May 12, 2015 at the age of 90. He was born in Memphis Tennessee to Henry and Elizabeth Wright of Helena, AR on June 24th 1924. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps to support his country in WWII and upon completing officer training was deployed to Europe. Flying a P-38 over France and Germany he was shot down and taken as...
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George Michael Decherd IV, MD

January 19, 1936 - May 12, 2015

George Michael Decherd IV, MD 1/19/1936 to 5/12/2015 Dr. Decherd was called home to God early Tuesday morning on May 12th at 79 years of age. George led a long, successful life as a father, husband, and medical professional. George was born in Galveston, TX on January 19th, 1936. He graduated from Austin High School at age 15 and went on to graduate from University of Texas at Austin at age...
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John D. Andrews

January 22, 1944 - May 11, 2015

John D. Andrews, born on January 22, 1944 in Burnet, Texas to Myrtle Elvin Taylor, passed away on May 11, 2015 after a tremendously courageous and long battle with cancer. John D. grew up in Marble Falls, and during his early years he enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing with his grandfather, John Taylor, a renowned state game warden. He spoke often of the remarkable times he spent with...
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Norman Donald Brown

June 28, 1935 - May 11, 2015

Dr. Norman Donald Brown age 79, of Austin, Texas passed away on May 11, 2015. He retired after 48 years as a History Professor from the University of Texas. He was a member of the Civil War Round Table Austin Chapter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Brown. Dr. Brown is survived by his son, David Lawrence Brown and wife Suzanne; daughter, Tracy Lynn Brown; sister,...
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Ellen Love Young Burrows

February 24, 1920 - May 10, 2015

Ellen Love Young Burrows, age 95, was born in San Augustine, Texas, on February 24, 1920, to Robert Hall Young and Bertha Love Heartsill Young. She died on May 10, 2015 at home in Austin, Texas, where she lived her last eight years with her oldest daughter, Judy. The youngest of seven children, Ellen attended school in San Augustine, where she met her husband, John B. Burrows, M.D. They were...
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Hazel Rebecca Crump

August 10, 1917 - May 10, 2015

Hazel Rebecca Lewis Crump age 97 of Austin, Texas passed away on May 10, 2015. She is survived by her children, Elaine Ayres, Michael Crump, Pat Crump, Carolyn Crump, Bonnie Egloff and husband Michael; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Iva Dell Miller. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home 2620 South...
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Michael William Montgomery

September 12, 1950 - May 9, 2015

Michael William Montgomery passed away Saturday May 9, 2015. His sister was by his side, as she had been during his last years. Michael fought the hard fight and almost pulled through with a new liver and kidney. Michael had put his life into God's hands and that along with the unconditional support from all his family and friends, gave him strength every day. Michael was 64 years old and a...
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Evelyn Marie Keithley

November 24, 1921 - May 8, 2015

Evelyn Marie Keithley, age 93, of Liberty Hill, Texas, died on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Bertram Nursing Home. She was born on November 24, 1921 to Edgar Maurice Wiley and Essa Viola Giddens in Leander, Texas. After graduating from high school, Evelyn attended Durham's Business College, graduating in July of 1941. She worked at the local bank to gain experience and then went to work as a...
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Michael John Bispeck

September 14, 1955 - May 8, 2015

Michael John Bispeck passed away unexpectedly on Friday, 8 May 2015. He was born in Harrisburg, PA on 14 September 1955, to Bernard and Antionette Bispeck. His father managed movie theaters and directly influenced Mike's later love of theater. Mike graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and later with a Bachelor of Science in Speech - majoring in Theatre - from...
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Sylvia "Silver" Ione Jones

January 1, 1938 - May 8, 2015

JONES, Sylvia Sylvia "Silver" Ione Jones went to be with The LORD on May 8, 2015. Our sweet Silver was born the First day of January, 1938 in Kenedy, TX to Helmuth & Ione Schuenemann. She was one of the head cheerleaders in Kenedy High School. She graduated from University of Texas in 3 years with a degree in Education, her initial teaching assignment being in the Austin ISD. On August 20...
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Patrick C. Elliott

August 13, 1980 - May 8, 2015

Patrick Conrad Elliott, age 34, died May 8, 2015, in Austin, TX. Patrick was born in Harlingen, TX, August 13, 1980. The family moved to Austin in 1982. He attended Summit, Webb and Read Elementary Schools, Burnet Middle School, and Lanier High School. He graduated from Lanier in 1997.While at Lanier, he played drums in the Marching Band and Jazz Band. Other activities he participated in while...
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Hugh Tannehill Matthews, Jr.

October 31, 1925 - May 7, 2015

MATTHEWS, Jr., Hugh Hugh Tannehill Matthews, Jr, 89, an ICC and TxRRC transportation attorney of Austin, Texas died May 7, 2015 of complications related to cancer in his home. Hugh was born in Austin on October 31st, 1925 and was raised by his mother, Lucille Manor Matthews and his father, Hugh Sr, on the family farm in Webberville, Texas until the severe drought of the late 1920s, forced the...
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Ralph C. Joch

June 6, 1930 - May 6, 2015

Korean War veteran, Ralph C. Joch, 84, passed away on May 6th, 2015. He was born June 6th 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. He retired from Brink's and moved to Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Florence M. Joch. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah and Barbara; 5 grandchildren; 8 great- grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends...
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Pete M. Lopez, Jr.

February 8, 1958 - May 6, 2015

Pete M. Lopez Jr. age 57 of Austin, Texas passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He is survived by his sister, Guadalupe Lopez; brother, Albert Lopez and wife Alejandra Lopez; step-daughter, Amanda Brite; grandsons, Shawn Saldana, Kendrick Brite; granddaughter, Laila Brite; niece, Dianna Lopez; nephew, Pedro Lopez. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Monday, May 11, 2015...
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Marguerite Marie Labasse Knisely

April 1, 1922 - May 6, 2015

MARGUERITE KNISELY Marguerite Marie Labasse Knisely, 93, died at her home in Austin, Texas, on May 6, 2015. Mrs. Knisely was married to the late Dr. William H. (Bill) Knisely, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Texas System and President of the Medical University of South Carolina, who died in 2004. Marguerite Labasse was born on April 1, 1922, in the rural village of Gentinnes,...
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Elvin Gene Estes

December 8, 1932 - May 6, 2015

Elvin Gene Estes, 82, of Austin, Texas, retired Mechanical and Research Engineer, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at St. David's North Austin Hospital of natural causes. Elvin was born December 8, 1932 in Dallas, Texas and raised by his grandparents in Kilgore, Texas. He graduated from Leveretts Chapel High School. Following High School he entered into a 20 year career with the US Air Force...
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Azada (Peggy) Beatty Henry

January 13, 1920 - May 6, 2015

Azada (Peggy) Beatty Henry went to be with her savior on May 6, 2015 in Austin, Texas. She was born on January 13, 1920 in Heidelberg, Lee County, Kentucky to Rollie Beatty and Ona Lethgo Beatty. In 1921 the Beatty family moved to Estancia, New Mexico where she grew up and spent her enjoyable life and attended Estancia High School for half a year before the family moved to Las Cruces, New...
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