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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

Catherine Fordtran Thompson Zelsman

September 2, 1926 - January 14, 2017

Catherine Zelsman died peacefully at home on January 14, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born on September 2, 1926 in Houston, Texas to Evelyn Straughan Thompson and William Fordtran Thompson. She was the second of four daughters. Catherine attended Montrose Elementary, Lanier Junior High and graduated from Lamar High School in 1943. Known as Kay Way to many, a number of her life long...
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William Dixon Benson

March 25, 1949 - January 13, 2017

William Dixon Benson (Dick Benson) died at Saint David's - Austin on Friday January 13, 2017 due to complications from Type 1 Diabetes. He was 67 years old. Dick Benson was born on March 25th, 1949 in Dallas, Texas to William E. and Lee Benson. In 1972 he graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with emphasis in Psychology and Philosophy. Dick was the Student Body President at the...
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Adrienne Peel

November 25, 1962 - January 13, 2017

Adrienne Peel, 54 years young- beautiful daughter, cherished sister, world's best mommy, dedicated aunt, and faithful friend -finished her final journey of this life on January 13, 2017 after a courageous nine month battle with cancer. Despite a devastating diagnosis, she never lost her strong will to face the challenges with courage, determination, and her feisty humor. Born on November 25,...
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Gladys Alma Soiseth

September 7, 1930 - January 12, 2017

Gladys Alma Soiseth, 86, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, January 12, 2017. She was born September 7, 1930 in Austin, Texas where she spent almost her entire life. She had a long distinguished career at the Internal Revenue Service. After her retirement, she devoted many years to her church serving as Office Manager at Lord of Life Lutheran. Gladys was preceded in death by her...
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Carl Franklin McCown, Sr.

January 16, 1949 - January 12, 2017

Carl Franklin McCown was born on January 16, 1949 in Austin, TX and passed away on January 12, 2017 at the Christopher House in Austin. He was a resident of Leander, TX. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Claud Franklin McCown and Annie Charlotte (Smith) McCown; brothers, Charles Donahue, Johnny Barnes, James (Jimmy) McCown, and Donald McCown (Gene); sister, Linda (McCown) Maynard; son...
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Ruth Lentsch Goines

October 30, 1921 - January 10, 2017

Ruth Lentsch Goines, 95, of Austin, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born October 30, 1921 in Houston, Texas to Clarence Horner Lentsch and Lucy Underwood Lentsch, Ruth was a 5th generation Texan on her mother's side. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as a descendent of Asa Underwood who was a patriot during the Revolutionary War. She was also a...
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George Hernandez Vasquez

February 17, 1939 - January 10, 2017

George Hernandez Vasquez, 77, of Cedar Creek, Texas passed away, at home, surrounded by his family on January 10th, 2017. George was born on February 17th, in Brawley, California to Angel and Maria Luz Vasquez. George joined the Air Force as a young man, during his 30 year Air Force career, he proudly served his country, including two tours served in Vietnam. He is survived by his loving...
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Zachary (Zac) Khabir Anam

March 27, 1997 - January 9, 2017

Zachary (Zac) Khabir Anam, 19 of Austin Texas left this world January 9th, 2017. Zachary was a boy, a devoted son, a protective brother and a compassionate friend. He began his life March 27th, 1997 in New Haven, Connecticut a six-pound gift of joy. His parents, Sayeed and Cara moved to Austin where Zac attended Mills Elementary, Small Middle School, Gorzycki Middle School and graduated from...
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Millie Lyon

September 9, 1930 - January 9, 2017

Millie Lyon was born on September 9, 1930, in Lubbock, Texas, the only daughter and youngest child of Clyde and Lillian Sanders. While most of her childhood was spent in Lubbock, portions of her early years were spent in California as well. Millie met her husband, Floyd, in November 1947 at a college Christmas party. They were married about two months later on January 30, 1948. While their...
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Mary Margaret (Peggy) Shepherd Jenkins Yonge

October 25, 1948 - January 8, 2017

Yonge, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Shepherd Jenkins, 68, of Austin, TX, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2017, after a six year battle with lung and brain cancer. Peggy was born in Tyler, Texas, on October 25, 1948. Her family eventually moved to Midland, Texas, where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1966, excelling as a tennis player, earning the title of Homecoming Queen and...
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Paul Edward Pittman

September 23, 1955 - January 8, 2017

Paul Edward Pittman, age 61, was born in Parsons, West Virginia on September 23, 1955 to parents Charles E. Pittman and E. June Rudd, and died in Austin, Texas on January 8, 2017. As a small child, he became fascinated by chemistry and its study was his lifelong pursuit. In his early teens, Mr. Pittman sustained disabling injuries in an accident, and had a long recovery. Resuming his studies...
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Nancy Catterton Guerra

December 8, 1953 - January 8, 2017

Nancy Catterton Guerra, age 63, was born on December 8, 1953, in Baltimore, Maryland. She passed away suddenly on January 8, 2017 at her home in Austin, Texas. Her husband Ed Guerra and step-son Edward Guerra preceded her in death. She is survived by her parents Alvin and Jeannette Catterton of Bradenton, Florida; sisters Gail Ensey of Glen Burnie, Maryland and Patricia Beverage and her husband...
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Amory Jacob McCann

March 20, 1995 - January 8, 2017

Amory Jacob McCann was born on March 20, 1995 and died on January 8, 2017 at his home in Austin, Texas. Amory's name means "brave power," and he embodied that completely. He was an inspirational force, with a passion for life and adventure. Amory will be remembered for his amiable, generous disposition. He was extremely popular and a leader among his peers. Amory cared deeply for his...
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Juanita Kay Ledesma

June 2, 1947 - January 8, 2017

Juanita Kay Ledesma, 69, of Cedar Park, TX, answered God's call to heaven on Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was born in Austin, TX on June 2, 1947 to her parents Joe and Katherine Pineda Mendoza. Juanita is survived by her husband Nick Ledesma of 48 years of marriage; daughter Michelle Ledesma-Carmona and son in-law John Carmona; grandchildren Travis Ledesma, Ashley-Nicole Ledesma, and...
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Joy Ann Robertson

February 19, 1937 - January 8, 2017

Joy Ann Robertson, 79, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Joy was born on February 19, 1937 in Senath, Missouri to A.B. and Farris Wallace. On October 12, 1957 she married John R. Robertson, a United States Air Force Pilot, from Honersville, Missouri. During their 59 year marriage they lived in several states and settled in Austin, Texas. Joy was a devoted...
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Ann Watson Schaffer

July 16, 1932 - January 8, 2017

Ann Watson Schaffer, 84, died of complications from a stroke on January 8, 2017, in Austin, TX. Ann is survived by daughters, Lisa Schaffer and Martha Schaffer Nalepa from Austin; grandchildren, Kyle Nalepa and Annie Nalepa from Austin; son-in-law, Karl Nalepa; sister, Martha Jane Watson from San Antonio; niece, Margaret Blagg; nephews, Bill Blagg, John Lee Blagg, and Mike Blagg from...
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Fred Cavazos Mendez

February 14, 1921 - January 7, 2017

Our beloved Fred Cavazos Mendez, 95, was called by our Heavenly Father on Saturday, Jan 7, 2017. He was born February 14, 1921 in McFaddin, TX to Manuel Hernandez Mendez and Santos Cavazos. He married Lucy Estrada on March 11, 1944 in Austin. He is preceded him in death by his wife, Lucy Mendez who passed on October 23, 2000; his daughter, Theresa Ann Estrada on September 24, 2001. Fred...
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Edward Blake Paulissen

February 5, 1966 - January 6, 2017

A stand-up comic dies and meets St. Peter at the Pearly Gates… Ed Blake Paulissen, beloved brother, son, nephew, cousin, and friend died in Austin on January 6, 2017 surrounded by loving family members and friends. Born in Austin to parents John Bernard (Barney) and Eleanor Paulissen, who predeceased him, Ed is survived by his sister Barbara Ann Paulissen, brother Charles Andrew Paulissen...
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Gerry Jorissen

October 27, 1931 - January 6, 2017

Gerry was born in Port Arthur, Texas on October 27, 1931, the eldest of seven children of Elvina and Joseph Verdun. Throughout her life Gerry possessed the implicit courage of someone who feels God's directing hand on her shoulder - unapologetic for who she was, fearless of venturing into life's uncharted territories, and simultaneously holding out love and hope for all those who crossed her...
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Joe Nestor

January 3, 1938 - January 3, 2017

Joseph Michael Nestor was born on January 3, 1938 in Concord, NH to Robert and Katherine Nestor. He passed away on January 3, 2017 at his home in Liberty Hill, TX, surrounded by his loving family. Joe is survived by his wife, Sandy Nestor; six daughters, Amy Sturiale (Frank) of Blacklick, OH, Renee Woods (Greg) of Arlington, TX, Allison Nestor of Williamsport, PA, Audrey Munn of Gorham, NH,...
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Donald C. Goertz, PhD

October 17, 1939 - January 3, 2017

Donald C. Goertz passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones, on January 3, 2017. He was born October 17, 1939, on a cotton farm in Red Rock, Texas, to Paul and Margaret (Goertz) Goertz, both descendants of German immigrant pioneers in Central Texas. He is survived by his beloved wife Donna Bryant Goertz, daughters Alethea Goertz Joosten and Alexis Goertz Aldridge (Christopher),...
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J.D. Stockton

April 3, 1929 - January 3, 2017

J.D. Stockton, age 87 of Austin, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017. He was born on Wednesday, April 3, 1929 to John F. and Delsie Irene Stockton in Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy L. Stockton; grandchildren, Krystal Stockton and James Allen Taylor. J.D. is survived by his daughters, Delsie Y. Stockton and Brenda Revile and husband Gary; sons, Keith...
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Olivia Ma Dolores Flores

May 28, 1971 - January 2, 2017

Olivia Ma Dolores Flores, age 45 of Austin, Texas passed away January 2, 2017. She is survived by her children, Gabby, Denise, Daniel, and Julianna Flores. Funeral Service will be held from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 6200 Bolm Road.
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Walter Kline Boyd IV

October 27, 1979 - January 2, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that the Boyd family informs you that Walter Kline Boyd IV tragically passed away on the morning of January 2, 2017 in Mason, TX. Kline was 37 years old and lived in Austin with his wife and five month old son. Those who knew Kline gravitated towards his witty charm and contagious laughter. Kline will be deeply missed by his surviving family: wife, Maegan Cunningham...
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Bess Gerst

May 3, 1924 - January 2, 2017

Bessie "Bess" Faye Hinton Gerst, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 2, 2017. Bess was born on May 3, 1924 in Gonzales, Texas to Bella and Claude Hinton. Upon graduation from Gonzales High School, where Bess was the Salutatorian, she entered The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated in 1947 and began teaching at...
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Carolyn McKay Berry Yaryan

February 15, 1924 - January 1, 2017

Carolyn McKay Berry Yaryan was born to Marie Josephine and Harry McKay Berry in February of 1924 here in Austin, Texas. She was a graduate of Austin High School and attended the University of Texas where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Carolyn and Jess Oliver Yaryan were married at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glendale, California in June 1942, just after the start of WWII...
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Catherine Overstreet Corbitt

April 10, 1918 - January 1, 2017

Catherine Overstreet Corbitt passed away January 1, 2017 at the age of 98. She was born April 10, 1918 in Austin to her parents Fred Leroy Overstreet and Martha Schroeder Overstreet. She was the oldest of eleven children. She worked for Grand Silver Five and Dime and Lammes Candy when growing up. Catherine graduated from Austin High in 1936. In 1941, she married Eugene Corbitt while he was...
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Rafael "Anthony" Rosales

January 18, 1994 - January 1, 2017

Rafael Antonio Rosales (Rozie) born January 18, 1994, and passed away on January 1, 2017. Anthony was a young man who always wanted to see you face to face to help lift you up when you were down. Anthony was young but very wise. He tried his best to counsel, when you were doing wrong. He always tried his best to help solve a person's problems. Anthony was ordained to perform weddings and...
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Effanel "Nell" Stovall Miller

January 29, 1932 - January 1, 2017

Effanel (Nell) Stovall Miller went to be with the Lord, peacefully at her home, on New Year's morning, January 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 25 years, Freddie Miller, her parents, R.C. Stovall Jr. and Dorothy Fariss Stovall, her sister Dottie Sue Patton, and her nephew Collier Dean Patton. She is survived by her sister Doris Stovall Hamblin; her two sons,...
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Bill Heathcock

August 24, 1926 - January 1, 2017

Bill C. Heathcock (90), devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2017 after complications from pneumonia. Originally from Oklahoma, Bill and his wife, Vivienne, raised their children mostly in and around the Houston area and moved to Austin in 2002. Bill was a proud Choctaw Indian and Navy Veteran of WWII, having persuaded his mother, Hazel, to...
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Linda Beall Caplin

June 15, 1939 - December 31, 2016

Linda Beall Caplin, 77, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2016 at her home in Pflugerville, Texas. Linda was born June 15, 1939 in Hagerstown, MD to Robert and Jean Beall. Her father Robert, a Major with the 82nd Airborne, was killed in action during WWII. Linda was raised by her mother, Jean, and stepfather, Victor Tregea, in College Park, MD. She attended Mount Union College in Ohio...
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Robert Samuel Spiller

March 30, 1949 - December 30, 2016

Robert Samuel Spiller passed away on December 30, 2016 at the age of 67. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Kay Sanderson Spiller. Bob was full of life; he was an inspiration of kindness and generosity. His laugh and energetic spirit were contagious. Bob was born on March 30, 1949 in Austin. He grew up on Park Boulevard with five siblings and large group of neighborhood friends...
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Patsy Smith Brister

April 28, 1930 - December 30, 2016

Patsy Smith Brister, 86, peacefully passed away on December 30, 2016. Born in Waco on April 28, 1930 to parents Guy and Ruby Smith, Patsy grew up in Lubbock with her predeceased brothers, Joe Guy Smith and David Smith. Patsy attended Lubbock High School and graduated from Texas Tech University where she was a proud member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Patsy later married her college...
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Jack R. Crosby

August 4, 1926 - December 30, 2016

Jack R. Crosby passed away peacefully on December 30, 2016 at the Arbor at Westminster in Austin, Texas. He was surrounded by his family, and was visited in his final days by loyal friends from decades of entrepreneurship and civic involvement. He inspired legions through his kindness, generosity, honesty, humor, spirit of fun and sense of adventure. He was happiest in the company of family and...
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Warren M. Beaman II

February 21, 1921 - December 29, 2016

Warren M. Beaman II died peacefully, in his own home, on December 29, 2016. His energy and direction was always toward the good. His presence has been felt, and his mark has been made. His job is done. Well done. Warren M. Beaman II was born in Dallas, Texas on February 21, 1921. He was the elder son of Warren and Lillie Mae Beaman. He discovered the magic of radio at a young age, appearing...
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Betty Batts Agnew

December 9, 1930 - December 29, 2016

Betty Batts Agnew passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on December 29, 2016, after a stroke on Christmas day. Loved and appreciated for her quiet elegance, gracious goodheartedness and keen sense of humor, she enjoyed a beautiful holiday with friends and family. The youngest of five, Betty was born December 9, 1930, on the family farm in Ballinger, Texas, the daughter of...
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Mike Evans

February 15, 1950 - December 29, 2016

Mike Evans, lifelong Buda resident and owner of Mikes Barber Shop passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2016. He was 66 years old. Mike is survived by his brothers and sisters. Billy and RaiGenne Evans, Jerry and Ruth Ann Evans, Dave and Minerva Evans, Tim Evans, Terry and Thea Townsley and Shirley Fowler. Mike is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins who will carry...
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Mary Katherine George

November 22, 1930 - December 28, 2016

Mary Katherine George, 86, of Austin passed away Wednesday, December 28th, 2016. Mary was born in West Point, Texas on November 22, 1930, she was the daughter of Roy Owen and Middie Reeves Owen. Mary's father Roy passed away when Mary was very young. Mary's mother Middie remarried Charles "Churchie Boy" Rush. Mary formed a strong bond with Churchie Boy. Mary often spoke about Churchie Boy and...
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Guadalupe Piña Talamantes

February 25, 1923 - December 28, 2016

Guadalupe Piña Talamantes, 93, of Laredo, Texas, died on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas. He was born on February 25, 1923, in Gary, Indiana to Guadalupe Saenz Talamantes and Maria Piña Talamantes. Guadalupe went to school in Mexico and Gary, Indiana through the 8th grade. He retired from the Chrysler Corporation, working as a crane operator for many years. Guadalupe was in...
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Sarah Arriaga

February 21, 1934 - December 28, 2016

Severiana "Sarah" Rubio Arriaga returned to her maker on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the age of 82 to join her husband, Andy after 46 years of marriage. Sarah passed away in her home at Retirement and Nursing Center in Austin, Texas. Sarah was born in McNeil, Texas on February 21, 1934 to Amado Loa Rubio and Guadalupe Palacios Rubio. Sarah is survived by her sole son, Orlando Arriaga;...
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Cathryne Grace "Cate" George

February 28, 2014 - December 28, 2016

Cathryne Grace George "Cate", age 2, died peacefully Wednesday night, December 28, 2016. Cate was the daughter of Jonathan and Emily George and sister of Jake, age 5. Cate was our teacher and taught us to marvel at life and embrace it and its mysteries with full and open hearts. She held a candle for all of God's creatures that are muted, powerless, and rely solely on the kindness of others....
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William Edward Farrar, Jr.

September 18, 1937 - December 27, 2016

William Edward Farrar was born in Northfield, Ohio. His loving mother, Helen, nurtured an excitement of nature early in his life. His father, William, was an enthusiastic musician who instilled an enduring passion for multiple genres of music. Bill's only sibling is Thomas Farrar of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He married his soulmate, Veronica Kilroy, in April 1956, and they celebrated their 56th...
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Hallie Slaughter Casey

March 6, 1945 - December 27, 2016

Hallie Slaughter Casey, 71, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 27th surrounded by loved ones. Born in San Antonio, Texas on March 6, 1945, Hallie was the second of five children, born to George Owen Slaughter and Hallie Groos Slaughter. In 1957, she met the man who was to be the love of her life, Shelby Tim Casey. She was introduced to him as "Sweet Hallie," a name that fit...
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Jerry Allan Dietz

November 10, 1939 - December 27, 2016

Jerry Allan Dietz passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 27, 2016 at the age of 77. He was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Jo Nell Dietz. Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Lisa Dietz; lovingly remembered by his daughters, Susanna Hentrich and Roxie Nikolakos and his son, Timothy Dietz along with his five grandchildren , Angelina, Gianni, Mackenzy,...
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Wade Robert Gillham

October 27, 1967 - December 27, 2016

Wade Robert Gillham, late Corporate Marketing Director for Austin, TX-based Silicon Labs; beloved son, brother, husband and father; and dear friend to many, died on December 27, 2016, at Christopher House in Austin following a 28-month battle with cancer. He was 49. The youngest of four brothers, Wade was born in Stillwater, OK, in 1967 to Bill and Anabel Gillham—a father completing his...
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Clyde Allan Seekatz

July 3, 1947 - December 26, 2016

Clyde Allan Seekatz, 69, of Pflugerville, answered God's call to come home Monday, December 26, 2016. He was born in Austin, Texas on July 3, 1947 to A.E and Helen A. Seekatz. On March 7th 1969, he married Patricia Ann Rushing at Koenig Lane Christian Church in Austin, Texas. After attending McCallum High School in Austin, he studied drafting at Durham Business School. He then worked...
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Joe Dean Womble, M.D.

June 2, 1927 - December 26, 2016

Joe Dean Womble was born in Healdton, Oklahoma as the fourth of five children to Joe and Lola Womble. In 1934 the family moved to Gladewater, Texas and Joe remained in Texas the rest of his life. He graduated from Gladewater High School at the age of 16 and then went to North Texas Agriculture College (now UT Arlington) majoring in pre-med. Drafted for the military at age 18 and served one and...
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Maynard Spitz

January 2, 1919 - December 26, 2016

Maynard Spitz, 97, of Austin, Texas passed away on December 26, 2016. Maynard was born on January 2, 1919 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Maynard lived a full life and excelled in everything to which he put his mind. He was an Army veteran of WWII and served in New Guinea during the war. Upon his return, Maynard began a long and distinguished career with the Veteran's Administration in Washington...
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Christine Fickenscher

January 23, 1927 - December 26, 2016

Christine Margrethe Fickenscher of Spicewood, TX, was called home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, and with her dear late husband, Carl Bernthal Fickenscher, on Monday, December 26, 2016, at the age of 89. Her brother, Edwin Sorensen; children Karen (and husband Charles) Fox, Carl (and wife Claire) Fickenscher, Kathryn (and husband Dale) Reistad, and Carolyn (and husband Michael) Hoffmann;...
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Mary Helen Contreras

August 21, 1948 - December 26, 2016

Mary H. Contreras age 68 passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at home with her family. She retired from State Farm Insurance. Mary Helen is survived by her five children, Michael, Debra, Antonio (T.J.), Jennifer, Samantha; grandchildren, Joe Anthony, Elizabeth, Roman Jr.(RJ), Noah, Meriah, Antonio Jr., Ariana, Tomas, Jonathan, Joseph and Serenity. Our beloved mama, grandmother is gone but...
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Mary Ann Lewis Bowman

March 25, 1925 - December 26, 2016

Mary Ann Lewis Bowman, affectionately known as Weedie, passed away peacefully at her home in Austin on December 26, 2016 in the presence of her loving family. Her quick wit and playful sense of humor were a delight to her family and many friends of all ages. Anchored in faith, her life was a celebration of joy, a tribute to love and an inspiration to everyone who knew her. Mary Ann was born on...
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Jean "Dusty" Case

May 26, 1927 - December 24, 2016

Jean Shirley Davis was born on Thursday, May 26, 1927, in Boston, to parents Clinton Franklin Davis, and Florence Nelson. She passed away in Round Rock on Christmas Eve, 2016. She was predeceased by her parents, and her husband, Edson Irving Case. Jean was nicknamed "Dusty" as a teen because of her blonde hair, and the alliteration created when coupled with her last name of Davis. Dusty...
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Sammy John McAdams

August 6, 1962 - December 23, 2016

Sammy John McAdams was born on August 6, 1962 in Kansas City, MO to Patricia and Harry McAdams and passed away on December 23, 2016 in Austin, TX. Sam was an outgoing, caring, and strong-willed individual. His passion for the outdoors, wildlife, billiards, and his motorcycle was topped only by his love for his close friends, and above all else, his family. He touched many lives during his time...
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Sayagyi Daw Canda Pabha

September 11, 1928 - December 23, 2016

SAYAGYI DAW CANDA PABHA, September 11, 1928 – December 23, 2016 Viewing: Sunday, January 1, 2017, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Dear Dhamma Family and Friends, Today we reflect upon, remember with great fondness and reverence, and celebrate the life of Sayagyi Daw Canda Pabha, formerly Daw Si Si. Daw Si Si was born on Tuesday, September 11, 1928 in Moulmein, Myanmar. Parents U Pa Thit and Daw...
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William L. Prentice

July 13, 1929 - December 23, 2016

This is the first time that Lee's picture has appeared in the Austin American Statesman and he doesn't get to see it. Lee was born, along with his twin sister Mary, in Amery, Wisconsin. He grew up in Cornell, Wisconsin, where his dad, Bill, owned a hardware store and his mother, Ruth, made the best popovers in the whole county. Cornell was named after Ezra Cornell, a lumber baron, who...
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Donna Darnell

August 4, 1943 - December 22, 2016

Donna Rebecca (Becky) Wright Darnell, age 73 of New Braunfels, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016. She was born August 4 1943 in Ellis County TX to Tom and Sue Wright. Donna is survived by her daughter, Shelley Darnell of New Braunfels; her son, Greg Darnell, and his wife Michelle; and three grandsons, Grayson, Calvin, and Graham of Shertz; along with Donna's sister, Enid Robinson...
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Jeannette P. Gates

October 6, 1934 - December 21, 2016

Jeannette P. Gates was born in Holland, Texas on October 6, 1934. She left this world December 21, 2016 at age 82. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Patterson. Jeannette is survived by her sisters, Faye Rene Shetter, Ruth Norris, and Rebecca Leu. She also leaves behind her children, Robert Gates, Jr. (wife Raquel), Wanda Rudzki (husband John), and Calvin Gates (wife...
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Patricia Ann Kimble

October 29, 1949 - December 21, 2016

Patricia Ann Kimble (Pat, Patty, Patsy) of Leander, formerly of Sartell, Minnesota, was born October 29, 1949 to George and Bertha (Merdan) Salzer. She married William Gene Kimble on November 7, 1970 at St. Peter's Church in St. Cloud, MN. Their son, Craig Alan Kimble was born in 1973. She graduated from Cathedral High School, St. Cloud Technical College and had an Associates Degree from St....
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Kyle Jared Bishop

October 8, 1980 - December 21, 2016

Kyle Jared Bishop, 36, of Austin, Texas, died December 21, 2016 as a result of injuries sustained in a single vehicle collision on his morning commute. He was born October 8, 1980 in Houston, son of Kevin and Teresa (Shipley) Bishop. He is survived by his mother and father, his sister Katie, his wife Kerri, and children Kindall (11) , Coen (9), and Clara (10 months). He attended Pasadena and...
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Manuel Cavazos

March 30, 1927 - December 21, 2016

Manuel Cavazos, born March 30, 1927 passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the age of 89. He was a devoted husband, beloved father, grandfather and brother. Manuel was a veteran of World War II. He was honored with the Victory Medal and also with the Philippines Independence Ribbon. Manuel worked for 22 years with the City of Austin, he was a proud and dedicated employee. ...
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Juan S. Gonzalez, Jr.

December 1, 1931 - December 21, 2016

Dr. Juan González was a loving and faithful husband, father, and grandfather who loved God, family and the poor. He was born in San Benito, Texas to Guadalupe Salazar and Juan González, Sr. He grew up in San Benito and was the first-born of eight children. He was academically successful and attended the minor seminary where he studied to be a priest. He discerned that religious life was not...
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W. Chapman Byrd

November 15, 1941 - December 20, 2016

On November 15, 1941, in Hillsboro, Texas, Rose and Weldon Byrd welcomed their first-born, Weldon Chapman Byrd. Growing up in Austin, Chapman attended Austin High School and the University of Texas where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration before attending St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio where he received his juris doctor degree. Chapman was recently...
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Bernice "Bernie" Pratt

September 8, 1922 - December 20, 2016

Bernice Pratt, age 94, born September 8, 1922 passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 20, 2016 in Cedar Park, Texas. She was the daughter of Knute Olaf and Anna Bale Watsby of Donna, Texas and the sister to 3 brothers, Egil, Gordon and Clarence. She graduated from Donna High School in 1940 and joined the war effort by joining the Army. During her time in the Army she was a "Rosie the...
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Art Coltharp

January 24, 1939 - December 20, 2016

Arthur (Art) Wayne Coltharp, age 77, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Let us remember that death is not the end of the road, but the beginning of a wonderful new journey which brings Art closer to God. As Art begins this new journey, he leaves behind his wife of 55 years, LaNell (Holbrook) Coltharp, his three sons: Mark and wife Amy, Scott and wife Kima, and Craig and wife...
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Peggy Dover

May 5, 1928 - December 20, 2016

Peggy Pauline Kisner Denson Dover, age 88, passed away December 20, 2016 at her daughter's home in Austin, Texas. She was born May 5, 1928 in Pine, Texas to Bertha Lee and Mike Kisner, the second youngest of 15 children. Peggy, as she was known, was active in the Union Ridge community where her children grew up, and later in Sonora and Giddings, Texas. She enjoyed gardening and spending time...
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Daniel Escobedo, Sr

November 8, 1924 - December 19, 2016

Daniel was born on November 8, 1924, in Villa Nueva, Tamaulipas to Modesto and Juanita Escobedo. While Modesto, an Assemblies of God minister, was on his way to register Daniel's birth, he made several stops to preach the Gospel. By the time he arrived to register the birth, he forgot the exact day Daniel was born, and registered him, incorrectly, as being born November 12, 1924. Daniel began...
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Bonnie Leila Foster Gustafson

July 12, 1949 - December 19, 2016

Bonnie Leila Foster Gustafson, 67, of Austin, died December 19, 2016. She was born July 12, 1949 in Oakland, CA, the daughter of Felix S. and Mavis Trangrud Foster. Bonnie attended Justin F. Kimball High School in Dallas, TX, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and Angel Flight. She was the office...
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Vernette Fuller

September 19, 1936 - December 18, 2016

Veronica Joyce "Vernette" Hlebichuk Fuller, 80, of Austin, Texas passed away Monday, December 19, 2016. Vernette was born September 19, 1936, in Savage, Montana to Ukrainian migrants William Hlebichuk and Monica Basaraba Hlebichuk. She married Clyde Carroll Fuller from Beaumont, TX on July 2, 1955 and had six kids. The family moved around a lot but eventually settled in Silsbee, TX in 1976,...
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Joyce Kinney Johnson

June 16, 1931 - December 18, 2016

Joyce Kinney Johnson, 85, of Granite Shoals, TX, died December 18, 2016, in Lakeway. Born June 16, 1931 in Ridley Park, PA, the daughter of Dexter C. and Edith P. (Bentley) Kinney. Graduate of the University of Texas where she was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. Worked at City Bank on Congress Avenue for ten years in the safety deposit box and bookkeeping departments. Member of Highland Park...
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Dana Linn Ross Ingram

December 31, 1959 - December 18, 2016

Many of you have asked and I'm sure you have wondered how I'm doing? I would like to tell you that I am doing well. My sweet wife of 23 years has gone to be with Jesus, is no longer in pain, and is fully healed. We will be having a funeral for her at 2pm in Austin, Texas Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Weed-Corley-Fish North, 3125 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78705. In lieu of flowers or meals...
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Judith Douglas

August 8, 1935 - December 17, 2016

Judith Douglas passed away peacefully with her loving husband by her side on December 17th. She is survived by her husband, Rogers Douglas; her children, Kathy, Kelly, Doug, Bobby and Jeff; her grandchildren, Travis, Whitney, Aubrey, Trent, Leah and Mason; her great-grandchildren, Sienna, Graham and Kate. Judith was born on August 8, 1935 in Dallas Texas. She attended undergraduate...
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Bert Hooper

December 18, 1929 - December 17, 2016

Elbert "Bert" Hooper, a true gentleman lawyer with a warm smile and a quick wit, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016, a day before his 87th birthday. He was born December 18, 1929, in Denton, Texas, to Virginia Edwards Hooper and Elbert Hooper, joining his sister Marybelle Hooper (Canfield). In 1931, the family moved to Austin. Bert graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1946....
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Meghan G. Dawson

February 26, 1977 - December 16, 2016

Meghan Robinson Dawson, age 39, passed away on December 16, 2016. She was born in La Jolla, California on February 26, 1977 to Robert and Claudia Robinson. Meghan was an airline pilot. She is survived by her husband Andrew. Complete obituary is pending...... Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28th in the Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis Chapel, 411 Ranch Road 620...
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Patricia Ann Tarver

July 4, 1939 - December 16, 2016

Patricia Ann Tarver, lovingly known as "Nunu" to her family, passed away early Friday morning, December 16, 2016, at the age of 77 amongst family in Cedar Park, Texas. Nunu is survived by her daughter Sherry (Thomas Sr.) McGraw; sisters Laverne York, Sue Carrol (Jack) Spence, Carmen Lee Comer; her brother Alec (Shirley) Scott; her grandchildren Chris Ochoa, Monica Vega, and T.J. (Celina)...
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Karen Lucille Isakson Calhoun

September 2, 1948 - December 15, 2016

Karen Lucille Isakson Calhoun, age 68, left this world on Thursday, December 15, 2016 in Austin, Texas. She was born on September 2, 1948 in Madera, CA, the daughter of William and Marie Isakson. She loved her family, friends, all the family dogs, and especially enjoyed spending time with her young granddaughters. She was an extremely proud and loving mother who wanted little more than to be...
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Harold Dean Stephens

September 8, 1931 - December 14, 2016

Dr. Harold Dean Stephens passed away peacefully in the early morning of December 14, 2016 at the age of 85 with his wife, Rosie, by his side. Dr. Stephens was born in Edinburg, TX to Cecil & Maggie Stephens. He attended Edinburg public schools and Pan American University. Years later he attended the University of Texas –Southwestern Medical School. He practiced numerous fields of...
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Maria O. Cortez

July 1, 1943 - December 14, 2016

Maria O. Cortez, age 73 of Austin, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Maria was an employee of HEB for 22 years as a Meat Cutter. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Trinidad Ojeda; son, James F. Burdick, III; her brother, Ausencio Ojeda. Maria is survived by her son, Jay C. Burdick; grandchildren, Brittany Keith, Lindsey Burdick, Alyssa P. Burdick, Harley J....
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Boyce Hornburg

February 2, 1937 - December 13, 2016

Boyce Hornburg, 79, of Austin, TX passed away December 13, 2016 surrounded by his family. He valiantly fought chronic illness while living life his way as a devoted husband and father. He also found great success in business and never retired from the company he led for over 49 years. His dedication to his family, his wife and his work was superseded by none. He was compassionate, loyal,...
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Will David Davis, Sr.

July 18, 1929 - December 12, 2016

Will David Davis, Sr., 87, was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior, and his beloved wife Ann on December 12, 2016. Born July 18, 1929, in Houston, TX, to David Davis and Nita Barnett Davis, Will was a loving and inspiring soul that left an impression on everyone he came in contact with. Will lived in Bedias, TX, until moving to Austin in 1934. In 1939, at the age of 9 and while living through...
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Mary Alice Lemons Towns

January 20, 1924 - December 11, 2016

Mary Alice Lemons Towns passed away on December 11, 2016 at the age of 92. She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on January 20, 1924 to Charles and Elizabeth Lemons. They moved to Tyler Texas when Mary was young. She grew up in Tyler with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. During World War II, Mary moved to Washington, D.C. to become a civilian War Department worker. Mary, along with a million women,...
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John D. Westbrook

May 9, 1949 - December 11, 2016

John D. Westbrook, who devoted his career to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities, died of cancer December 11. He was 67. John was internationally recognized for his pioneering work in strengthening the quality and usefulness of disability research. Over his 33 years at SEDL, an Austin-based nonprofit educational research and development organization, he built the...
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Charles T. (Tommy) Presley

January 2, 1951 - December 11, 2016

Charles T. Presley, 65, died Sunday, December 11, 2016 at his home in Austin Texas surrounded by family. He was born January 2, 1951 in Galveston, Texas. He worked as a crane operator at Amoco Oil Company in Texas City, Texas. He retired after 32 years of dedication to Lake Travis in Austin, Texas with his wife. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, fishing, watching the sunset on the lake,...
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Jeff Allan Donnelly

July 22, 1983 - December 10, 2016

Dec. 10th, 2016 - Jeff Allan Donnelly (33yrs old) passed away suddenly from complications resulting from a congenital heart defect. Jeff was born July 22, 1983 and passed on December 10, 2016; beloved son, brother, husband, uncle, mentor and friend. Jeff is survived by his wife Leezeyda and expected baby, parents Chris and Cindy Donnelly, his sisters Niki and Lainie Donnelly, nephews and...
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Harris (z"l) Kaplan

March 20, 1922 - December 10, 2016

It is with sadness that we mourn the passing in Georgetown, TX of Harris Kaplan (z"l), age 94, most beloved husband for 70 years of Muriel Wacow Kaplan; cherished father of Bob and Pearl Kaplan of Cedar Park, TX, Barbara Cohn of New Rochelle, NY, Debbie and Rob Stern of Mequon, WI, and Linda and Keith Gurian of Florence, TX; cherished brother to Dorothy Grodin of El Paso, TX, and Frieda and Eph...
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Ted Lynch

April 27, 1932 - December 9, 2016

Edward Thomas Lynch, Jr. (USAF Ret.) passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Sagebrook Skilled Nursing Facility after a long fought battle with Parkinson's disease. Ted, as called by friends and family, was born on April 27, 1932 in Winthrop, MA to Edward and Ann Lynch. Ted lived a fulfilling life serving the United States, attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, then joining the...
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Ronald "Ronnie" D. Morriss

January 3, 1949 - December 9, 2016

Ronald (Ronnie) Douglas Morriss, age 67 of Austin, Texas went home to be with the Lord, Friday, December 9, 2016. Ronnie was born January 3, 1949 in Midland, Texas to Gus and Opal Morriss. He was a 1967 graduate of Travis High School, 1976 graduate of the University of Texas, and a life-long member of Kinney Avenue Fellowship Church, all of Austin. A visitation will be held Wednesday,...
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Doris Prather

May 8, 1924 - December 7, 2016

Doris Prather, 92, died December 7, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Doris was born on May 8, 1924 in Yoakum, Texas to Mamie and Arthur Gott. Doris' father died when she was four years old, and after Mamie's remarriage, the family moved many times to different cities in Texas due to her stepfather's employment. Doris settled in Austin, and became a secretary for the Boy Scouts of America. ...
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Henry Aparicio

December 2, 1925 - December 6, 2016

Henry Aparicio, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, with his family by his side. His wife of 60 years, Christine (Guerrero) Aparicio preceded him in death on August 15, 2013. He is survived by 4 children: Laura Fitzpatrick (Steve); Edward Buratti (Carolyn); Elizabeth Johnson; Virginia Lisnow (Harmon); 4 brothers and one sister – Raymond Guerra (Mary), Abraham...
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John Christian Oeland

September 14, 1962 - December 4, 2016

John Christian Oeland was 54 when he passed away on December 4, 2016, in his beloved city of Chicago, IL. John was born in Houston, Texas and lived in Dallas and Austin before moving to Chicago in August 2002. John loved Chicago and in particular, the weather extremes and all that encompassed changing weather. John also loved the movies and the movie theater business. In his own words from his...
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Elyse Jade Schreiner

April 29, 2016 - December 4, 2016

Elyse Jade Schreiner, 7 months, of Austin, Texas died on Sunday, December 4, 2016. She was born on April 29, 2016 in Austin, Texas to Andrew and Samantha Schreiner. Elyse enjoyed smiling; laughing; bath time; chewing on everything; playing with her dog, Ella; playing with her rattle; making lots of noise; and cuddles. Elyse is survived by her parents, Andrew and Samantha; grandparents,...
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William Tremaine Head, Sr.

January 14, 1918 - December 3, 2016

William Tremaine Head, Sr. died December 3, 2016. Gazelle Bauer Sump, his beloved friend and companion, had died less than four weeks before. Mr. Head was born January 14, 1918, in Greenville, Texas, to Roy Burke Head and Maude Coffey Head. He grew up in Gainesville, Texas, where he graduated from Gainesville High School in 1936. In 1940, he joined the Army Air Corps. Although Mr. Head spent...
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William Ben Huckaby, M.D.

February 22, 1934 - December 3, 2016

Dr. Ben Huckaby died on December 3, 2016, in Austin, Texas, after a short illness. Ever the private person, it was Ben's wishes that no services be held, although his ashes will be buried in Wichita Falls next to the grave of his wife. Ben, a longtime resident of Wichita Falls, was born in Norman, Oklahoma, on February 22, 1934, to George and Ona Lou Huckaby. After spending several years in...
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Ramani Kolla

July 15, 1935 - December 3, 2016

Venkataramanamma (Ramani) Kolla was born on July 15, 1935, and passed away on December 3, 2016 in Austin, Texas. A visitation gathering will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel in Lakeway, followed by a reception.
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Bill J. Dukes

October 13, 1928 - December 3, 2016

Bill J. Dukes loved and was loved. He was born in Muhlenburg County, Kentucky on October 13, 1928, the only child of Edgar and Leona Dukes. He died on December 3, 2016 in Austin, Texas. After high school, he served in the Navy during WWII on a destroyer escort in the South Pacific. He returned to the University of Kentucky where he was a member of the ATO fraternity, science honorary...
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Robert Lee Bluntzer

November 8, 1933 - December 2, 2016

Robert Lee Bluntzer "Bob", age 83, passed away on December 2, 2016. He was born in Cuero, Texas to Cornelius Sixtus Bluntzer and Loraine Tietz Bluntzer. After he graduated from high school in Cuero, he served in the US Army and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Geology in 1960 at the University of Texas. Bob worked in the oil patch early in his career and then as a groundwater geologist for...
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O. Tripp Garza

April 5, 1930 - December 1, 2016

O. Tripp Garza age 86 of Austin passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. He was born on Saturday, April 5, 1930 t6o Jesse and Luz Garza in Austin, Texas. Obituary pending........ Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. Funeral Service 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Weed-Corley...
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Louise Ida Cook Towery

September 13, 1928 - December 1, 2016

After a lengthy illness, Louise Cook ("Cookie") Towery died peacefully in Austin, TX, December 1, 2016, surrounded by family. She was 88 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Roland Kenneth (Ken)Towery. Louise Ida Cook was born September 13, 1928 at her home in Knippa, Texas to Henry A. Cook and Anna Belle Wollschlaeger Cook. She was the second youngest girl in a...
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Jack Caldwell

January 25, 1927 - November 30, 2016

John W. "Jack" Caldwell passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on November 30, 2016 at the age of 89. Although he could no longer outrun the effects of the spreading leukemia, in the end he ultimately won the race, earning the prize of joining his best friend and loving wife, Mildred (Millie) Caldwell in heaven. Jack was born to Dora and James Caldwell on January 25, 1927 in...
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Jack Wesley Gamble, Jr.

February 20, 1952 - November 30, 2016

Jack Wesley Gamble, Jr., 64, of Austin, TX, retired entrepreneur, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at home from kidney and liver failure. Jack was born February 20, 1952 in New Orleans, LA, the son of Jack Wesley Gamble, Sr. and Doris Jean Reed Gamble. Jack was graduated from Louisiana Tech University and received an MBA from Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, PA. Jack was an Army...
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John Albert "John A." Goldstein

January 5, 1944 - November 30, 2016

John Albert "John A." Goldstein, 72 of Austin, retired salesman for Bruce Pies, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at his residence in Austin of natural causes. John A. was born January 5, 1944 in Austin to Carl Alvin "Poodle" and Alma Jane Goldstein. He attended Austin Public Schools. He was a pool shark, loved fishing, life, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his...
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