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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home

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

Archie Kent Whittemore

July 2, 1945 - May 17, 2018

Archie Kent Whittemore was born July 2, 1945 to Kent L. and Grace (Clarkson) Whittemore. He was raised in Spearfish, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Even as a toddler, he loved vehicles and pretended his trike was a tractor. When it got "stuck," he wrapped strings around the wheels as "chain." His parents instilled in him the love of the outdoors from yard work to camping and hunting to...
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Imogene Ruth Hart Hudgins

May 23, 1917 - May 16, 2018

Imogene Ruth Hart Hudgins passed away peacefully on May 16, 2018 at the age of 100. Gene was born in Wharton, Texas on May 23, 1917 to Maude Estelle Hart and P.T. Hart. She had two brothers, Clifford and Warren, and one sister, Thelma. She was married to Clay Milton Hudgins who preceded her in death in 1953. They had two daughters, Rebecca Hudgins Brandenburg and Cathy Hudgins Gray. Gene...
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Terry Eugene Seiders

November 12, 1941 - May 16, 2018

Terry Eugene Seiders passed away May 16, 2018, at the age of 76. Terry made his entrance into this world November 12, 1941, in Austin, TX, the first of three boys born to H. Eugene Seiders and Violet Cook Seiders. Terry grew up in Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1960, where he was a member of the football team and a state championship baseball team. He graduated from Sam...
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Elinor Ruth Wilde Koppelman

October 26, 1928 - May 16, 2018

Elinor Ruth Wilde Koppelman, age 89, passed away on May 16, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Elinor was born in Austin on October 26, 1928 to Paul Albert Wilde and Hermine Becker Wilde. Elinor's father Paul was co-manager of Becker Lumber Company, a local business started by Hermine's father, Hermann Becker, an immigrant from Germany. Elinor grew up in a loving family along with five sisters, and the...
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Charles Doyle "CD" Crain

August 30, 1947 - May 15, 2018

On Tuesday, May 15th, a beautiful spring morning, The Voice of Westlake Softball fell silent with the passing of Charles Doyle "CD" Crain. He leaves behind an extended family into which he gathered relatives, lifelong friends, and generations of children, all of whom walked taller and prouder through this world because of his steadfast, abiding love. Charles, the youngest of five children...
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Deborah (Debbie) Stephens

March 29, 1955 - May 14, 2018

Deborah (Debbie) Stephens passed away peacefully at Diversicare at Lake Highlands on May 14, 2018. Debbie is survived by her father, Charles Anthon Stephens; her brothers, Charles Stephens and his wife, Kathleen, Jerry and his wife, Ana, and her sisters, Claudia Stephens and Barbara Stephens and her wife, Jayne Iafrate; two aunts and an uncle, and several nieces and nephews. She was...
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Craig Joseph Potthoff

October 28, 1952 - May 14, 2018

Craig Joseph Potthoff 65, born in Des Moines, Iowa but spent most of his life in Austin, Texas. Craig was a devoted Husband, Dad and PawPaw. He was a hardworking man that enjoyed camping, the outdoors, golf and classic cars. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Darlene Potthoff. Craig leaves behind his loving wife, Cristy Potthoff, two daughters, Pamela Potthoff , Patricia Deen...
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Bobby Marshall Gierisch

August 19, 1946 - May 12, 2018

Bobby Marshall Gierisch was born August 19, 1946, in Goose Creek, Texas, a town which ceased to exist two years later (now it's part of Baytown). He was born to Edmund George Gierisch, Jr. and Thelma Roden Gierisch and was Edmund George Gierisch, III's little brother. After a childhood spent in Texas and Tennessee, Bobby graduated from Denton High School as student body president, varsity...
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Joy Nell Wolff Hanson

January 15, 1941 - May 12, 2018

Joy Nell (Wolff) Hanson passed away, peacefully, on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the age of 77. Joy is survived by her two brothers, Harold Wolff Jr. and Louis Wolff; her three children, Mike Hanson, William Hanson and Wendy Graham; five grandchildren, Justin Hanson, Krystal Hanson, Lindsay Graham, Caroline Graham and Sydney Graham; and multiple nieces, nephews and great...
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Mary Louise Calderon Huerta

June 2, 1933 - May 11, 2018

Mary Louise Calderon Huerta passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born in Travis County, TX on June 2, 1933 to Beatriz M. and Luis Z. Calderon. She graduated from Austin High in 1952. She married her high school sweetheart, Margarito C. Huerta October 5, 1952. They were happily married for 62 years. They raised five children, 17 grandchildren, 17 great...
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Marcos Salazar

January 6, 1940 - May 11, 2018

Marcos Salazar was born on January 6, 1940 in Austin, Travis County, Texas and was called home by his Heavenly Father on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the age of 78. Marcos will be forever remembered by his beloved wife of 58 years, Lillian Salazar (nee Besa); and their children, Michael (Cristina) and David (Billie Rae). Marcos is predeceased by his parents, Marcos and Tomasa (nee Lopez) Salazar; and...
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Roger Gonzalez

August 31, 1967 - May 9, 2018

Roger Gonzalez, 50, of Austin, passed away suddenly on May 9, 2018. He was the son of Roger J Gonzalez of Pensacola, Florida and Juanita Gonzalez of Austin, Texas. He is survived by his sister, Janina and brother, James Gonzalez. He is also survived by a loving niece Bridgette Gonzalez, also of Austin. Roger was predeceased by his brother William. Born in San Antonio and moved to Austin...
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Timothy "Tim" A. Bartlett

October 22, 1949 - May 9, 2018

Tim A. (Ace) Bartlett went home to be with the Lord, May 9, 2018, at the age of 68. He loved to say he was made in Austin, Texas on October 22, 1949 by his parents, Ace M. and Polly Bartlett. The Bartlett family home was at 2807 Del Curto Rd. in south Austin from the time Tim was born until he sold the property after the death of his parents, Ace in 2007 and Polly in 2013. All who knew Tim...
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Antonio "Tony" Benitez

June 13, 1955 - May 9, 2018

Antonio "Tony" Benitez, of Liberty Hill, Texas, passed away on May 9, 2018, at the age of 62 years. Tony was born on June 13, 1955, to Elias and Isabel Benitez in Palmar Chico, Mexico. Against great odds, he achieved many of his life goals. A painter by trade, owning and operating his own painting company for over 25 years, but a rancher at heart. He loved being outdoors and tending to his...
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Gretchen Sophia Herrmann Runge, MD

February 15, 1924 - May 9, 2018

Dr. Gretchen Runge, age 94, passed away on May 9, 2018 in Austin, Texas. She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Dr. George Herrmann and Anna Williams Herrmann. Dr. Runge spent her early years in Waveland, Mississippi, New Orleans and Galveston, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with honors (Phi Beta Kappa), she received her MD degree from the University of Texas...
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Marian (Patty) Windes Callahan

June 19, 1937 - May 8, 2018

Marian (Patty) Windes Callahan, 80, of Austin, TX died Tuesday May 8, 2018 at home in the Longhorn Village retirement community in Austin. She was retired from the U.S. Dept. of Defense as a Thai Linguist and branch chief. Patty was married to Fritz Callahan for nearly 60 years. They met at Lawrence College in Appleton, WI, in 1954. By way of introduction Patty soaked the back of Fritz's neck...
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Arthur McKinley Morris

October 31, 1929 - May 8, 2018

Arthur McKinley Morris 1929 - 2018 Arthur McKinley Morris, Jr. passed away on May 8, 2018. Art was a resident of Austin, Texas. He formerly resided in metropolitan Dallas, San Antonio, Honolulu and St. Louis. Art was first and foremost a loving family man, who was respected by all who knew him for his compassion, generosity, and kindness to others. Art graduated from Wellston High...
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Clifford H. Stewart

October 8, 1922 - May 7, 2018

Clifford Stewart, also known as Dad, Papa and G-Pop, was born October 8, 1922, in Winfield, Kansas, and died May 7, 2018 in Austin at the age of 95. He grew up and spent his younger life in Kansas and Oklahoma. As a young man of 19, Clifford was employed by the War Department at Corsicana, TX, testing various munitions and bombs. Less than a year later he began serving in World War II as...
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Garnet (Gary) Murray Reid

April 19, 1935 - May 7, 2018

Garnet (Gary) Murray Reid passed away May 7th, 2018. Garnet was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 19th, 1935, the 2nd of 4 children. His mother, Lillian MacLeay Reid, and father, James Malcolm (Bud) Reid raised the family in the gold mine area of Northern Ontario, then later moved to St. Catharines. Garnet spent most of his young life in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He attended Western...
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Billie Jean Denham Talley

September 13, 1930 - May 6, 2018

Billie Jean Talley, age 87, of Austin passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Billie Jean is survived by her daughter Lynda Talley Rychlik and husband Terry Redd, grandson Travis Rychlik. She is also survived by two sisters; Mildred Forehand and Myrtice Macomber and numerous nieces and nephews. Billie Jean was preceded in death by her husband Troy M. Talley and grandson Randy Kotal. Her...
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Janet Ann Davies

January 22, 1936 - May 6, 2018

Janet Ann Davies died on May 6, 2018 at her home, Longhorn Village, in Austin, Texas. She was 82 years old. She was born in Wilmette, Illinois on January 22, 1936, daughter of Henry J. and Bess Boesch. She has two siblings who survive her, Joan Knapp and Henry J. Boesch, Jr. Janet graduated from New Trier High School and went on to the University of New Mexico, Class of 1957. She was a...
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Isabel Loera

March 10, 1952 - May 5, 2018

Isabel Loera, age 66, passed away on May 5, 2018. She was born in Austin, Texas on March 10, 1952 to Joe and Amelia Loera. She was preceded in death by our father, Joe Sosa Loera; our brothers Joe Loera, Jr., Lawrence Loera;, our sister, Virginia Garcia; her son, Broaderick Loera; grandson, Broaderick Loera, Jr.; and nephew, Tony Ibarra. Isabel is survived by her son, Cedrick Loera (wife...
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Archie Perry Clayton III

November 28, 1942 - May 4, 2018

Archie Clayton died suddenly May 4, 2018, at Seton Hospital. He was born, November 28, 1942, in Cisco, Texas, to Archie Perry Clayton, Jr, and Dorothy Nummy Clayton. He grew up in Big Spring, Midland, and Fort Worth, Texas. He played basketball on winning teams at Paschal High School where he was Senior Class Favorite. He earned a full scholarship and played basketball for TCU. He was a TCU...
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Armando G. Martinez-Vargas, D.D.S.

May 25, 1940 - May 4, 2018

Armando Gaston Martinez-Vargas passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife on May 4, 2018. His departure was in stark contrast to his arrival on May 25, 1940, in the aftermath of a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in Lima, Peru. The doctor - named Gaston -- braved the rubble and aftershocks to deliver him safely into an unsafe world. Armando's middle name honors that doctor. The marriage...
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Hubert L Menn, Jr.

March 1, 1921 - May 4, 2018

Hubert L. Menn, Jr., 97, of Austin passed on to Heaven on Friday, May 4, 2018. Hubert was born in Yorktown, Texas on March 1, 1921, the son of Hubert L. Menn, Sr. and Martha Poch Menn. He graduated from Yorktown High School as valedictorian and attended Texas Lutheran College (now Texas Lutheran University) in Seguin, Texas finishing its two year program. He then moved to Austin and attended...
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Leonila "Betty" Lopez

March 23, 1936 - May 4, 2018

Leonila "Betty" Lopez, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018. Born in Luling, Texas, March 23, 1926, to Enrique (Henry) & Julia Lopez She is preceded in death by her husband Benito (Beno) Lopez, Sr., parents Enrique (Henry) & Julia Lopez, sister Herminia (Minnie) Lopez, infant brother, Henry Lopez, sister Judy Lopez-Gloria & many other family members who were awaiting patiently for her arrival into...
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Edith Ruth Curliss Benjamin Chapman

June 6, 1923 - May 3, 2018

Edith Ruth Curliss Benjamin Chapman b: June 6, 1923 Elmwood Place, OH passed away on May 3, 2018 and flew to Heaven, accompanied by her beloved hummingbirds. Our Mom was extremely caring, intelligent and talented. She had a very successful 27 year professional career while raising her three sons, enabling each of us to obtain advanced degrees after our father's early illness and death. She was...
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Martha Shuford Greenhill

August 25, 1917 - May 2, 2018

Martha Shuford Greenhill, known to many as "GG," passed away on May 2nd, 2018 at the age of 100. She was the devoted wife of Judge Joe Greenhill, and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Martha was born August 25, 1917 in Tyler, Texas. She was the daughter of Harry D. Shuford and Alla Mae "Bright Rose" Duke, and sister to her two brothers, Harry and Bill. At age 16, she...
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Ruth H. Randolph

October 17, 1925 - May 2, 2018

Bella Ruth Hinton Randolph (Ruth) passed into eternal life on May 2, 2018 Ruth was born to Claude S. and Bella Watson Hinton on October 17, 1925 in Gonzales County, Texas. She grew up in Gonzales, attending Gonzales public schools. She took piano lessons and participated in rhythm band while in elementary school, beginning a lifelong love of music and song. She was in choir and was a...
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Ernest "Charles" Rinehart

January 9, 1936 - May 1, 2018

Rinehart, Ernest "Charles" –Cedar Park, Texas (formerly of Austin) passed away on May 1, 2018. He was born to Dewey and Billie Rinehart on January 9, 1936 in Donna, Texas. Charles grew up in Donna, with his two brothers Ted and Ray Rinehart. He made his way to Austin in the early 60's. He held various jobs during his life, mostly in construction and remodeling. He leaves behind his...
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Travis Garrett Jones

October 17, 1986 - May 1, 2018

Travis Garrett Jones, of Spicewood, Texas, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 1, 2018. He was born October 17, 1986 in Austin, the son of Thomas and Debbie (East) Jones. He attended Lake Travis schools and graduated from Lake Travis High School in 2005. He then attended Texas Tech University, before returning home to become partner of Jones Heating and Air Conditioning. In his younger...
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Scooter Matthews

December 19, 1919 - May 1, 2018

Mary Eleanor Pool Matthews, "Scooter," left us to be with the Lord on May 1, 2018, at the age of 98. Scooter was born to Anna Ruth Posey Pool and Arthur Claude Pool on December 19, 1919, in Grandview, Texas, on her family's cotton farm. She was the oldest of four children who all preceded her in death. Scooter graduated from Grandview High School in 1937 and graduated from Baylor in 1941,...
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Marissa Renae Rodriguez

June 9, 1990 - May 1, 2018

Marissa Renae Rodriguez passed away May 1, 2018 in a car accident in Austin, Texas. She was 27 years old. Marissa is survived by her 10 year-old son, Arturo "Trae" Damian Gallegos Rodriguez III, her mother, Janice Hernandez (husband Diego), her father Roberto Rodriguez, her brothers Daniel Hanson (wife Ashley) and Roberto Rodriguez, Jr., her sister Melanie Rodriguez, her grandmother, Gaye...
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Daniel Franklin Ray

December 16, 1985 - April 30, 2018

Daniel Franklin Ray, born to Colleen and Kenny Ray on December 16, 1985, left us far too soon. His life was shorter than anyone could have imagined but filled with compassion, joy, laughter, smiles, and warm bear hugs conveying all the love Daniel offered with every encounter. Daniel grew up in and around South Austin, Lakeway and the Lake Travis area. His school years were all in the Lake...
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Elia G. Gutierrez

October 30, 1932 - April 30, 2018

After nearly 60 years, a love story for the ages comes to an end with the passing of Alberto A. Gutierrez and Elia G. Gutierrez. Longtime residents of Corpus Christi, Texas, Alberto passed away April 26, 2018, Elia passed away April 30, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Their marriage led to the births of their four children, Alynn Riley, Alda Thompson, Alban Gutierrez and Alane Gutierrez. They were the...
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Janie (Jayne) Naomi Irby

February 5, 1946 - April 29, 2018

Janie (Jayne) Naomi Irby passed away unexpectedly after a fall at her home on Sunday, April 29 at the age of 72. She is survived by her daughter Suzanne Marchman of Georgetown, TX; son Alan Irby of Down Home Ranch in Elgin; granddaughter Mackenzie Middlebrook of College Station; sister Glenda Durbin of Rockwall; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins who have played a big role in her life. ...
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Edward "Ed" Sciple

September 2, 1933 - April 28, 2018

Ed Sciple, age 84, passed away on April 28, 2018 in Austin, Texas. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 2, 1933 to George and Elizabeth Sciple. Ed is survived by his wife Nancy; children Richard (wife Jana) and Lane; his grandchildren; and an extended family. He is preceded in death by his son Ed Jr. In accordance with his wishes, there will not be a service, but his family will...
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Marjorie A. Brooks

August 11, 1925 - April 27, 2018

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE – MARJORIE A. BROOKS August 11, 1925 – April 27, 2018 Marjorie Alice Alexander was born on August 11, 1925 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Jimmie Kate and Henry Alexander. The family moved to Fort Worth, Texas while Marjorie was an infant and a few years later the family relocated to Albany, TX. There her mother owned a successful restaurant and her father owned and...
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Sandie Scalco

December 12, 1942 - April 27, 2018

Sandra "Sandie" Riedel Scalco, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Friday April 27, 2018 at age 75. Sandie was born in Cleveland Ohio on December 12, 1942 to the late Victor Riedel and the late Patricia Lowe Riedel. She was the oldest of three children. At age 13 she and her family moved to Hillsboro, Ohio. After high school...
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Britt Parker Medford

July 20, 1958 - April 27, 2018

Britt Parker Medford passed peacefully in Austin on April 27, 2018 after a seven month battle with a rare form of cancer. He went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family. Child of God, beloved husband, father, son, architect and craftsman, friend, businessman, and scout leader; he was loved, admired, and respected by all who knew him. Britt was born in Tyler, Texas on July...
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Billy Thomas

April 7, 1923 - April 27, 2018

Billy Thomas passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 from complications of pneumonia. He graduated with a geology degree from the University of Texas at Austin and worked for the State of Texas. During WWII, he served his country as a B-24 pilot in the Pacific Theatre. Billy and Catherine were long-time members of Hyde Park Baptist Church. He loved flying, NASCAR and other car races, but...
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Geraldine Webb

January 2, 1927 - April 27, 2018

CELEBRATION OF LIFE Geraldine Webb of Austin, Texas, age 91, passed away peacefully in her Austin home April 27, 2018. Visitation will be at 9:30 am Wednesday, May 2, 2018, followed by services at 10:00 am. The celebration will be at Anderson Mill Baptist Church located at 10633 Lake Creek Pkwy in Austin, Texas. Rev. Rod Minor, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at Taylor...
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Carolyn Atkinson Sitra

September 21, 1937 - April 27, 2018

Carolyn Atkinson Sitra, a loving wife and wonderful friend, died suddenly and unexpectedly Friday, April 27, 2018, at her home in Longhorn Village. Carolyn was born September 21, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Maude and Ashby Atkinson, Sr. She was a gentle lady with Southern charms, and was devoted to her husband of 30 years, Adon Sitra, who preceded her in death. Carolyn was raised in...
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Maxine Hudson

February 12, 1937 - April 26, 2018

Maxine Hudson was a fun person. And was beautiful both inside and out. She was special. Loving wife to Ray, her husband of 60 years, their marriage produced a daughter, Kim, a son, Greg, and two granddaughters, Olivia and Camille, who all will miss her enormously. Maxine relished her many friendships, each of whom felt they had a unique position in Maxine's heart, because they did. She...
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Alberto Gutierrez

November 30, 1933 - April 26, 2018

After 84 years, Alberto A. Gutierrez, longtime resident of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away April 26, 2018 in Austin, Texas. He went peacefully in his sleep, with his wife of 60 years at his side. "Albert," born on November 30, 1933 in Hebbronville, Texas, was the youngest son of Arturo and Olivia Gutierrez and little brother to Alvaro Gutierrez. His marriage to Elia Garza (June, 1958) led...
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James (Jim) Alton Chipman , Sr.

February 18, 1931 - April 24, 2018

James Alton Chipman, Sr. (Jim), age 87 of Austin passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Jim was born in Luling, Texas on February 18, 1931 to Wilburn Chipman and Margaret Mitcheltree Chipman. Jim attended high school in San Marcos and went on to study at Southwest Texas State University. Jim also served his Country in the United States Air Force. He then went to Alaska and worked on the DEW...
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Tommy Richard Turner

April 2, 1933 - April 24, 2018

Tommy Richard Turner, 85, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. He was born in Dallas, Texas on April 2, 1933, the son of Oleta Faye Glover Turner and Clyde Turner. Tommy attended Forest Avenue High School and served in the US Air Force. While attending UT, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, he met and married the love of his life, Gail Hood Turner. Their son,...
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May Sanders

August 24, 1925 - April 23, 2018

May Sanders, aged 92, died peacefully in Austin with family at her bedside. She was born to John and Molly Whittaker in Cork, Ireland where she attended school at the Presentation Convent. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sandy; her son, John; her sister, Marion Shirley; and grandson, Joe Whitson. She was survived by her sister, Patsy Stevenson; brother, Jackie Whittaker,...
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Mary Jo Hindman

January 13, 1930 - April 23, 2018

Mary Jo Hindman, age 88, passed away on April 23, 2018 in Austin, TX. Born in Wichita Falls, TX, Mary Jo later moved with her family to Paris, TX. In 1949, she attended Paris Commercial College and began working in a local dime store. In 1959, she and her mother Mamie moved to Austin, and enjoyed living on Oakmont Blvd, just up the street from her Uncle David Sisto and his wife Polly. She...
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Robert Conrad Ammann III

December 17, 1946 - April 23, 2018

Robert Conrad Ammann III, or for those that really knew him "Boy Ammann", was the most amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was born on December 17, 1946 in Austin, Texas to Mary Helen George Ammann and Robert Conrad Ammann Jr. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 23, 2018. If you ever were in the company of this good looking, blue eyed Boy...
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Walter Henry Mengden, Jr.

October 25, 1926 - April 23, 2018

Walter Henry Mengden Jr., age 91, passed away early Monday morning on April 23, 2018 in Lakeway, Texas. Walter, a native Houstonian, was born October 25, 1926. He's a graduate of the Kinkaid School, received his law and doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas law school and a BBA from the University of Texas. A veteran of both the U.S. Navy in World War II, U.S. Army in the...
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Jane Switzer Parker

January 24, 1931 - April 22, 2018

Jane Switzer Parker, born January 24, 1931 to Richard Elmer & Dorothy Francis Switzer in Beaumont, Texas, passed away on April 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Howard Winn Parker and is survived by their three children, Howard Winn Parker, Jr. and his wife Sandra Watson Parker, Richard Switzer Parker and his partner Antonio Garcia Rojas, Francie Parker Little and...
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Lawrence D. Smith

October 26, 1933 - April 21, 2018

Lawrence D. Smith was born on a farm near Wagoner, Oklahoma on October 26, 1933 to Tommie and Mary Smith. He was the 6th out of nine children born to the couple. His family moved to Austin, Texas in 1943. He attended old Anderson High School, where he met his high school sweetheart, Carrie Smith. They married in March 1953 and had five children. He was preceded in death by His wife, Carrie Smith;...
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Donald E. Harley

November 2, 1941 - April 19, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Donald E. Harley announces his passing after a brief illness, on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Don, his wife Emma, and their cats resided in Austin, Texas, for many years. Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years, Emma, and his brothers and sisters, Joyce Wilcox, Ann Studer, Lynn Cassidy (husband Thomas), James Harley (wife Joan), Carolyn...
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Virginia "Jinny" Erdmann

May 18, 1924 - April 16, 2018

Virginia (Jinny) Erdmann, age 93, born May 18, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI, passed away peacefully in her residence at The Pavilion at Great Hills, Assisted Living Facility, on April 16, 2018. While in high school Jinny met and dated her future husband Walter. After graduation, Jinny attended University of Wisconsin Madison. The WW II war effort interrupted her schooling and Mom worked in an...
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James Alan Barbee

December 18, 1949 - April 16, 2018

James Alan Barbee 1949 - 2018 (Jim No Horse to those with the soul of a cowboy) told his final set of stories. Three years and three months ago, Alan was given 6 weeks to live but Alan was a rule breaker. He fought for the extra time because he just loved life too much to let go so quickly. Brought up in Houston, Alan wanted to be a writer. He hitchhiked to the University of Iowa after being...
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Lorna Marie Geering Overbey

January 31, 1923 - April 16, 2018

Our beloved mother and friend, Lorna, went to meet the Lord on April 16, 2018. She was born on January 31, 1923 in Oakland, California. As with most families, the depression was hard on her family. She graduated from Alameda High School in 1940 and attended a year at the University of California Berkeley. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, she went to work as a civilian for the U.S. Navy...
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Earl Otto Wukasch

September 23, 1922 - April 16, 2018

Earl Otto Wukasch, 95, passed away on April 16, 2018, at Buckner Villas Care facility in Austin, Texas. He was the son of Joseph and Alma Wukasch and is survived by his wife, Sherry Etie, his children, David Wukasch (wife Debra), Marsha Allen (husband Larry), Karen Hocher (husband Brien), Paul Wukasch (wife Aggie) and Gail Dankis (husband Mark). He also has 11 grandchildren and 3 great...
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Elizabeth Elinor Wyckoff

November 24, 1952 - April 15, 2018

Elizabeth Elinor Wyckoff, 65, of Austin, Texas died on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in hospice care at Seton Medical Center after a 3 year battle with metastatic breast cancer. Liz was born November 24, 1952 in Salem, Oregon to Ralph W. and Faith (Chada) Wyckoff. She grew up in the Salem area. Growing up she played flute in the band and served as a Camp Fire Girls counselor. She graduated from the...
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Joe George

March 1, 1946 - April 15, 2018

William Joseph George died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family one year after the death of his wife of 47 years, Mary Margaret George. Joe was born in Houston on March 1, 1946. He was raised by his parents and his brothers, who were 10 and 13 years older than him. He loved to recount the story of his arrival - nine months after the victory over Japan. "My parents were in their...
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Richard Sutch

June 18, 1925 - April 13, 2018

Richard Sutch, beloved only child of Oscar and Kathryn Sutch, died peacefully at home on April 13, 2018. When asked to describe his life he always said: "To begin with, I had a happy childhood." Born in 1925 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he lived on the same streets and sometimes in the same houses as his loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, and school friends. Richard inherited his father's...
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Maxine Burger

August 4, 1927 - April 13, 2018

Maxine Burger, born August 4, 1927 in Thiel, Arkansas, founder of Kim's Cleaners, Inc. died Friday, April 13th, 2018 at the Longhorn Village Resort in Austin, Texas, of natural causes. Maxine grew up in Kilgore, Texas. She was a Kilgore Rangerette and graduated from Kilgore College. Her first career was in banking which lasted about 24 years, until she retired in 1973. She then worked as...
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Hector Homer Mendieta

November 12, 1924 - April 13, 2018

Hector Homer Mendieta was born November 12, 1924 in Laredo, Texas to Catalina Valdez and Manuel Mendieta. He was the fourth of seven children; Herbert, Elia, Elma, Oscar, Armando, and Elsa. The family had a ranch in Bruni, a one stop-light Texas border town where the children grew up picking cotton and shucking corn on the nearby farms. When he was only four years old, Hector drove his family's...
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Mary Louise Esquivel

November 19, 1950 - April 13, 2018

Mary Louise Esquivel 67, born in Austin, TX., went home to be with her heavenly father on April 13, 2018. Mary loved with all her heart and soul. She had many friends she called family. Her smile was beautiful and her laughter contagious. She loved her siblings very much, and was willing and ready to help them when they needed her. She opened her home to anyone in need of a place to stay....
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Joe McCarthy

August 11, 1933 - April 13, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Edward McCarthy, 84, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, a retired finance executive at Olin Corporation, died Friday, April 13, 2018, in Austin, TX after losing his battle with cancer. Joe was born in Port Chester, New York on August 11, 1933 to Mary Hayes McCarthy and Thomas McCarthy, and was raised there along with his three older brothers and younger sister. He graduated from...
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Charles (Chuck) Roy Moreland

May 2, 1941 - April 12, 2018

Charles (Chuck) Roy Moreland, 76, of Lakeway, Texas, died on April 12, 2018, following a brief struggle with cancer. He was born on May 2, 1941, in Houston, Texas, to Cecil and Mary Louise Moreland. He attended school in San Antonio, Texas, where he became active in scouting. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was a member of the Order of the Arrow, scouting's national honor society. ...
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Vickie Jane Lockwood

November 30, 1949 - April 11, 2018

Vickie Jane Lockwood was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 30, 1949 to Barbara Ann Kuntz Lockwood and Gene Duane Lockwood. She spent her early childhood years in Fort Wayne, but moved south of Auburn when she was about five years old. She went to J. E. Ober Elementary in Garrett, Indiana for 1st through the beginning of 4th grade. The family then moved into Auburn, where Vickie was a...
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William Berger

June 6, 1918 - April 11, 2018

William E. (Bill) Berger, whose career as a newspaperman spanned parts of nine decades, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Austin. At age 99, he was less than two months shy of his 100th birthday. He was born in Ferris, Illinois, to William George and Ethel Nelson Berger, on June 6, 1918. As a young boy, he delivered newspapers to neighbors for a few cents a week in his hometown. His career...
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Irene Ruth Kroll Diver

March 17, 1920 - April 10, 2018

Irene Ruth Kroll Diver of Austin died April 10, 2018 at 4:55pm at the age 98. She was born in Thrall, Texas on March 17, 1920. On December 23, 1940 she married Wesley E. Diver in Rockdale, Texas. She lived in Austin and on Lake Travis. Later she lived in Cedar Park and returned to Austin in 2015. Irene was a devout Lutheran and active with her church for many years. She was a beautician,...
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William L. "Bill" Carfer

December 10, 1933 - April 10, 2018

William L. "Bill" Carfer, 84, of Spicewood, Texas passed away Monday, April 10, 2018. Bill was born December 10, 1933 in Long Island, New York. Bill married his beloved wife of 62 years, Fran, before moving to Texas in the late 1950's. Bill and his late brother, Richard, established Carfer Tile Company in 1958. The business is still in the Carfer family today. Bill's hobbies were golf,...
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Gordon Willard Houser

June 20, 1939 - April 9, 2018

Gordon Houser, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 9, 2018. Gordon was born and raised in Austin. He attended Austin High School and received his bachelor's and Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Texas. He then practiced law in Houston, Dallas, and Austin. During his high school years, he enjoyed playing in the Austin High School band...
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Hessie Owen

October 4, 1929 - April 9, 2018

Hessie Reese Williams Owen died peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2018. Hessie loved her faith, family, friends and community. She brought joy and laughter wherever she went and was loved by everyone who knew her. The support and encouragement she gave to her children and grandchildren was unparalleled, and her influence is reflected in their successes in school and life. Hessie's love of...
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Becky Fisher Murray

October 24, 1923 - April 8, 2018

Becky Fisher Murray went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 8, 2018, surrounded by her adoring family. She was born to John August Johnson and Ethel Dickens Johnson in Bonne Terrre, Missouri. Becky graduated from Bonne Terre High School and soon after graduation moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she met Bill Fisher, husband and father of her children. ...
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Harold E. Deal

August 7, 1941 - April 8, 2018

Harold E. Deal age 76 of Austin passed away on April 8, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Freitag Deal; sons, Robby Deal and wife Yvette of Corpus Christi; Shaun Deal and wife Kori of Las Vegas, Nevada; thirteen grandchildren: Daniel Batts, Israel Deal, Asher Deal, Hannah Deal, Sarah Deal, Moriah Deal, Abigail Deal, Levi Deal, Morgan Deal, Jason Deal, Lauren Ballweg, Madilyn Deal, Jordyn...
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Elaine Mayo Frederick

December 21, 1933 - April 7, 2018

Elaine Vaticalos Mayo Frederick, our beautiful and beloved mother, stepmother, grandmother, and sister, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in the loving arms of her family after a brief and sudden illness. She was born on December 21, 1933 in Kilgore, Texas. From an early age she worked in her family's restaurant, the Bluebonnet Cafe, which catered to locals and oil workers alike. Upon...
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Margaret Meldrum Huffman

September 27, 1936 - April 5, 2018

Margaret Huffman, 81, of Austin, went home to be with her Lord on April 5, 2018. She was born September 27, 1936 in Houston, the daughter of Curtis B. and Gladys W. Meldrum. Margaret was an elementary education teacher, having received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston, and Masters in Education from Sam Houston State University. Margaret was a member of St. Matthews...
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Oralia "Yaya" Aldrete-Garcia

January 17, 1931 - April 4, 2018

Oralia "Yaya" Aldrete-Garcia passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, April 4, 2018. Born in Brownsville, Texas to Oscar and Leonarda Vera, on January 17, 1931, Yaya was the youngest of eleven children. With the support of her older siblings and work-study, Yaya attended Incarnate Word College in San Antonio and began her career in teaching. She met her future husband, Cristóbal Aldrete...
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Martha "Marty" Elizabeth Allen Clark

September 1, 1925 - April 4, 2018

Ars longa, vita brevis. Art is long, life is short. But even a long life ends too soon. Martha Elizabeth Allen Clark—"Marty" to her many dear ones—passed away peacefully in April 2018 at age 92. The resident of South Austin leaves artwork, family, and friends as her legacy. She is missed mightily. The retired art teacher, who taught at Austin's Crockett High School and Porter Junior...
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Nora Staben

August 15, 1932 - April 4, 2018

Nora Staben died peacefully on April 4, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the age of 85. Nora is survived by her children: Juan Hector, Nora and Cecilia as well as grandchildren Roberto, Larissa and Brett. Nora was born on August 15, 1932 in El Salvador. She graduated from Sagrado Corazon High School. She studied social work in El Salvador and received a Master's degree in Social Work from St. Louis...
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Jimmy Dale Meredith

July 25, 1958 - April 4, 2018

Jimmy Dale Meredith age 59 of Austin, Texas passed away on April 4, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Ruth Meredith; brother, David. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Carol Meredith; sons, Jr. Meredith and wife Michaella, Bryan Meredith; grandchildren, Kylie and Kyle Meredith; sister, Sandra Meredith; brothers, Billy Meredith, Kenneth Meredith and Donnie Meredith; several...
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John Daniel Watson

January 26, 1925 - April 3, 2018

John Daniel Watson was born on January 26, 1925, in Thorp Spring, Texas, and passed from this life into Heaven on April 3, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Dan was preceded in death by his wife Jeannette Blocker Watson, parents Roy and Lida Watson, and brother Max Watson. Dan is survived by his son Mark Watson and daughter-in-law Debbie, daughters Jan Watson and Pam Watson, four grandchildren, and...
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Dennis Carl Millirons

July 4, 1951 - April 2, 2018

Dennis Carl Millirons, LFACHE, passed away, with his family by his side, on Monday, April 2. This sudden and unexpected passing has left all who knew him with an indescribable sense of loss and sadness. It is here where we will search for words to describe a life so well lived between July 4, 1951 and April 2, 2018. Dennis was born to Carl and Lily Bell Millirons of Snyder, Oklahoma, where he...
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Paul Raymond "Sonny" Palmer

January 25, 1932 - April 2, 2018

Paul Raymond "Sonny" Palmer, 86 years of age, Austin, Texas, peacefully departed this earthly world on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 surrounded by his family. Paul was born to Rita and Elby Palmer in Moline, Kansas, on January 25th, 1932, on the Feast Day of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle. He grew up on a farm and spent his childhood participating in high school sports, both basketball and...
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Barry Bernard Thiering

October 1, 1930 - April 1, 2018

"The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;…And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" -Isaiah 52:7 Join us in celebrating the richness of Barry's life. He was a Renaissance man, always living toward...
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Toody Byrd

October 10, 1924 - April 1, 2018

From the moment of her 1924 birth at the McDermett Ranch in Callahan County, Texas, when her twelve-year-old brother anointed her with the name "Toody," Toody McDermett Byrd was shaped by her independent, tenacious, and spirited West Texas childhood. The daughter of a second-generation "bigger than life," highly respected and loved rancher, Hugh McDermett, who raised prized registered Hereford...
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Ema Jean Beckerley

July 25, 1933 - April 1, 2018

Ema Jean Beckerley, age 84, was with family at her daughter's home as she went to be with her Heavenly Father just before sunrise on Easter morning, April 1, 2018. Jean was a resident of Austin, Texas since 1958 and was born in Sherman, Texas. She was an avid and gifted gardener, loved bird watching, reading her Bible and devotionals, get togethers with her church friends and spending time...
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Charles William Hempel, USAF (Ret.)

July 18, 1920 - April 1, 2018

Charles W. Hempel passed away on April 1, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the age of 97. He was born as Charles W. Hampel in Hutchinson, Kansas on July 18, 1920 to parents, Ada Bell Carr and Charles Rudolph Hampel. Later, the spelling of his last name was changed to Hempel. He is preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Mary Louise Hempel. Charles attended the University of Texas in Austin...
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Paul S. Thomas

April 23, 1967 - March 31, 2018

Paul S. Thomas, age 50, died suddenly on March 31 in his residence at Hutto. Paul was predeceased by his parents Cecilla and Colin Thomas. He is survived by his brothers Mike (Martha) and Bruce (Courtenay), nieces Kaitlin Morgan (Richie), Elizabeth Thomas, Claire, Cailea, and Carley Thomas, and fiance Kellie Nagozruk. Burial will be at Hutto City Cemetery at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April...
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Joan Lentz Shipnes

October 6, 1938 - March 31, 2018

Joan Lentz Shipnes passed away on March 31, 2018 in Austin, Texas. She was born in Lockhart, Texas on October 6, 1938 to parents Zac Lentz and Evelyn Moore Lentz. She was raised in Victoria, Texas until moving to Austin to attend the University of Texas. While at UT, she pledged Zeta Tau Alpha and made many lifelong friends. When Joan graduated, she moved to Houston, Texas to teach second graders...
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James Eugene McKinney

November 11, 1934 - March 30, 2018

MSGT. James Eugene McKinney was born November 11, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Albert McKinney and Ruth Short. He united in marriage to Ernestine Earls on May 9, 1957. To this union three children were born, Michael, Garland, and Andre'. James enlisted into the United States' Army 1951. He retired from the United States Air Force in 1971. He worked for the United Postal Service as a...
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Daisy "MeMe" Marie Holladay

December 23, 1926 - March 30, 2018

Daisy (MeMe) Marie Holladay went to be with Jesus on March 30, 2018. Daisy was 91 years young and a joy to everyone who knew her. Daisy was a resident of Austin, Texas since 1961 and she was born in Sherman, Texas and raised in Windom, Texas. When she was a child she, her parents and her sister Ella lived with her grandparents. That was a delight for her being she dearly loved her grandparents...
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Marylou H. Falbo

March 30, 2018

Marylou H. Falbo passed away on March 30, 2018, at the age of 95. She was born in Upshur County, West Virginia, and like so many of her generation, left West Virginia for work in Washington, D.C. after graduating from high school. She worked for the War Department during World War II, receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Military Intelligence Division in 1945. She continued her civil...
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Benita 'Bebe' Barden

January 30, 1940 - March 29, 2018

Benita Beth Lee Barden of Hondo, known to her family and friends as 'Bebe,' died in Austin, March 29, 2018, from complications following open heart surgery. She was born in Austin January 30, 1940, to Harrell Estes and Peggy Harding Lee, both of whom predeceased her. After spending the World War II years in New York City and other locations while her father was in the military, she returned...
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Harold E. Mercer, "Hal"

April 22, 1928 - March 28, 2018

MERCER, HAROLD E. "HAL" Hal Mercer of Lakeway, Texas passed away on March 28th at the age of 89 after a long battle with heart problems. He was born in Indiana to Hobert M. and Nannie E. Mercer, and grew up in Greeneville, Tennessee, where he attended high school and Tusculum College. He joined the Army Air Corps (later the U.S. Air Force) and graduated from flight school in 1949. Thus...
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Paul Hamilton

November 19, 1934 - March 28, 2018

Paul Hamilton of Fredericksburg passed into the loving arms of Jesus Wednesday March 28th after a long battle with dementia. He was born in 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama, to Samuel C. Hamilton and Louise Moen Hamilton. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Samuel C. Hamilton, Jr. and a nephew, Mark Hamilton. He is survived by his brother, David Hamilton and David's wife,...
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Herbert G. Zinsmeyer

November 2, 1929 - March 28, 2018

ZINSMEYER, Herbert G. Nov. 2, 1929 – Mar. 28th, 2018 Herbert Gerald Zinsmeyer was born on November 2nd, 1929 in D'Hanis, Texas to Martin and Dora (Koch) Zinsmeyer. He was their sixth of seven children and youngest son. Herb was blessed with older brothers Joseph, James, Bernard, and David, older sister Emily, and younger sister Ellen. Herb's youth was spent growing up in D'Hanis across the...
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Susan (Susie) L Pentland

January 26, 1972 - March 28, 2018

Susan 'Susie' Lynn Pentland of Austin, Texas unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday March 28th, 2018. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 26th, 1972. As a young child, Susie travelled the world. But in 1978 she arrived in Austin and instantly became a "Native Austinite". Susie was a creative, kind and loving soul who will be dearly missed by family, friends and neighbors. Susie graduated...
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Elizabeth Jane Cooper

October 24, 1947 - March 28, 2018

Elizabeth Jane Cooper, the light of many lives, died Wednesday, March 28th of a sudden and terrible illness. She was at once a fearless adventuress and world traveler, a compassionate and generous philanthropist, a successful entrepreneur, a comfort and delight to her many friends, and the most wonderful companion with whom it could be possible to pass through life. She spread peace,...
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John Clayton Yost

July 22, 1943 - March 28, 2018

John Clayton Yost, of Austin and Galveston, Texas, and Aspen, Colorado, passed away on March 28, 2018 surrounded by his children and sister after a brief battle with cancer. Born July 22, 1943 to Katherine Andrews Yost and Francis Randolph Yost, he attended St. John's School, The Lawrenceville School, Washington & Lee University, and Harvard Business School. John worked in early Houston...
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Ruth Smith

September 14, 1918 - March 28, 2018

Ruth Smith, a resident of Austin since 1953, died on March 28, 2018 at the age of 99. Ruth was born on September 14, 1918 in Palestine, Texas to Fay and Wallace Alexander. Ruth's childhood home was in Seymour, Texas, where she was the third of four sisters. Ruth's grandfather, Frank G. Alexander, was a rancher/pioneer who opened the F.G. Alexander & Mercantile Co. and founded the Methodist Church...
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