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

Our Obituaries

John Joseph Damrich IV

February 17, 1952 - February 10, 2016

John Joseph Damrich, IV, age 63, of The Hills, Texas, died on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at home with his wife by his side. He was born on February 17, 1952 in Mobile, Alabama to John J. and Norma Jean Damrich. John was a graduate of the University of Virginia. He was a Corporate Vice President of Land Operations for Gehan Homes. John was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and...
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Betty Jones Chandler

January 16, 1929 - February 10, 2016

Betty Lou Jones Chandler passed away peacefully on February 10, 2016, at the age of 87 in the presence of her children. Betty was born in Noxubee County, Mississippi on the 16th of January, 1929, to DeWitt Clinton Jones and Annie Pearl Triplett Jones. She was born into humble beginnings without many material possessions. But Annie Pearl put her on a bus and sent her to the University of...
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Weston A. Roe, USAF Retired

July 12, 1930 - February 8, 2016

Colonel Weston A. Roe, USAF Retired, also known as 'Rick' to his family and friends passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Lakeway, TX on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the age of 85. He had a long, wonderful life and is now at home with our father in heaven. 'Rick' was an amazing husband and father, loving his family unconditionally. He was born on July 12, 1930 in Jamestown, ND, the...
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Karen L. Roath

January 11, 1950 - February 8, 2016

Beloved wife, sister, aunt, and friend, Karen Roath, died peacefully on February 8, 2016 at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Karen was born in Stephenville, Texas, on January 11, 1950, to the late Verna Jo Shelton and the late George Roath. Karen graduated from LaMarque High School in 1968. Karen loved reading, football and sewing. Her passion for sewing allowed her to open her own...
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Michael Brick

June 21, 1974 - February 8, 2016

Michael Brick, a former reporter for The New York Times who covered crime in New York, education in Texas and extreme sports nationwide, died on Monday in Austin, Tex. He was 41. The cause was colon cancer, said his wife, Stacy. At his death, Mr. Brick was a senior writer for The Houston Chronicle. Mr. Brick started on the business desk at The Times in 2001 and helped cover the utility giant...
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Laurie Sue Gallagher Jennings

August 6, 1967 - February 6, 2016

Karl G. Jennings Jr. wishes to announce the unexpected passing of his beloved wife, Laurie Sue Gallagher Jennings, on February 6, 2016. Laurie was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 6, 1967 to CW3(Ret) John (Jack) P. and the former Joanne Duelfer. Laurie attended college at Southwest Texas State where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and graduated Cum Laude in May 1995. She...
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Ric McElyea

October 18, 1959 - February 6, 2016

Ric McElyea, devoted father and family member, playwright, songwriter, chemist, and talented artist passed away at his home on February 6th, 2016. Ric was born in Hamlin, Texas and attended high school in Allen. Upon graduation, he moved to New York City and enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving four years. He then attended cosmetology school and moved to Austin, Texas where he...
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Margaret "Margie" Morris Wilkerson

April 26, 1935 - February 6, 2016

On the evening of February 6, 2016, Margaret Morris Wilkerson passed away peacefully of natural causes at the home of her son in Austin, Texas. She was 80 years old. Margie Wilkerson was born on April 26, 1935 at the original St. David's Hospital in Austin, Texas. She was the first child of Julia Drake and Dr. Truman Nicholas Morris. Dr. Morris was an obstetrician who served the people of...
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Delaney B. "Laney" Cook

April 25, 1949 - February 5, 2016

Laney Cook, 66, passed away the morning of Friday February 5, 2016 peacefully in his home, surrounded by his beloved family. Born in San Angelo, Texas to parents Vernon Turner Cook and Lila D. Chalk, he grew up in Sonora, Texas developing his strong work ethic over many summers on the Frank Fish ranch. It was about this time when he found his passion for football. Skilled in a variety of sports...
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Betty W. Blackburn

September 26, 1932 - February 5, 2016

Betty W. Blackburn born Sept 26, 1932 died February 5, 2016. Born in Mobeetie, Wheeler County, Texas. Betty grew up in Pampa, Texas where she graduated from Pampa High School. Betty married shortly after high school and raised her 4 children predominantly in Dallas, TX. She was a loving and devoted mother. She loved making things with her hands and decorating her home. Betty and Eddie...
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Jack "Red" Oestrick, Jr.

September 12, 1931 - February 5, 2016

Jack (Red) Oestrick, Jr., age 84 of Bee Cave, TX, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016. He was born on September 12, 1931 in Austin, TX. He married the love of his life, Lela Miller on August 31, 1951. They proceeded to have three children together. Red spent many years hunting in Colorado, fishing in Port O'Connor, TX, but his happiest moments were spent watching his grandson Brian race...
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Alma Robles Maldonado

June 20, 1937 - February 5, 2016

Alma Robles Maldonado of Austin, TX was born on June 20th, 1937 in San Benito, Texas and was called home to her Lord on February 5th, 2016. She was surrounded by her family during her final hours who are already missing her loving and caring ways. Alma was preceded in death by her father, Eudelio; mother, Felicitas; her sister, Gloria; and brother, Juan ("Titi"). She is survived by her...
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Luis Carlos Martinez

October 13, 1953 - February 3, 2016

Luis Carlos Martinez, 62 "Carlos", passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda and beloved pets Kira and Bandit. He was the son of Israel Sr. (deceased) and Apolonia Martinez. He has five brothers, Les (Lulu), Israel Jr.(deceased)(wife Norma), Rick, Sal, and six sisters, Maggi (Neto) Medina, Elsa, Karmen, Luisa, Elena (Sam), and Gyzell. There are...
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Francis Kjeldgaard, C.S.C.

April 15, 1936 - February 3, 2016

Brother Francis Kjeldgaard, CSC, 79, passed away in Austin, Texas on February 3, 2016. Born in Lyons, Nebraska became a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross a few years after high school. His 50 years of ministry as a Religious Brother were divided almost equally between two locations. Brother Francis served as a Childcare Worker at Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth, California and then as...
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Betty J. Medlock

October 21, 1927 - February 2, 2016

Betty J. Medlock of Austin, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother, died on February 2 of complications from pneumonia and a stroke. She was 88. She was a proud graduate of the University of Arkansas, a teacher and lifetime advocate and champion for teachers and public education. After moving to Austin with her family in 1964, she taught at Palm, Cook,...
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Charles "Chuck" Wayne Prasek

October 14, 1957 - February 2, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Wayne Prasek, 58, of Austin, Texas, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. He was born in Houston, Texas on October 14, 1957 to Allan Prasek Sr. and Edith Clinger. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, his mother and father, and his brother, Allen Junior. Chuck was a loving father, grandfather, son and brother and leaves behind son Philip Prasek and daughter-in-law Kayla...
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Nicholas Lopez, Jr.

October 5, 1988 - February 2, 2016

Nicholas Lopez, Jr. age 27 of Austin, Texas passed away on February 2, 2016. Nicholas is survived by his wife, Veronica Ruiz; daughter, Jennifer Lopez; parents, Nicholas Lopez, Sr. and Nora Lopez; brother, Ernesto Lee Lopez; sister, Vanessa Nicole Lopez. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. ...
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Charles Louis Williams

May 23, 1962 - February 2, 2016

Charles Louis Williams, 53, of Austin, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Loving son of Nancy Best and Thomas Williams, Chuck was born at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana and grew up in Austin, Texas where he attended Anderson High School. Upon receiving a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984, Chuck began a 30 year career with GE....
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Patsy Ruth Rogers

November 15, 1933 - February 2, 2016

After 82 years, Patsy "Pat" Ruth Worrell Rogers was delivered into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 2, 2016. She was born on November 15, 1933 in a north Texas town by the name of Pampa and lived there for many years. She has also lived in other parts of Texas, specifically Amarillo, Canyon, Big Spring and lastly Cedar Park. Pat also lived in Atlanta, Georgia for a few...
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Zolene Lewis Curlee

June 23, 1930 - January 31, 2016

Zolene Lewis Curlee age 85 of Austin, Texas passed away January 31, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Edward Curlee; brother, Joe Lewis. Zolene is survived by her son, John Lee Urban, Sr. and wife Amy; grandchildren, John Lee Urban Jr., Christopher Michael Urban; brother, John A. Lewis Jr.; five step-grandchildren; eleven step-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be...
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Carolyn Carter Chandler

April 22, 1949 - January 30, 2016

Carolyn Carter Chandler, born April 22, 1949 in Altus, Oklahoma, passed away on January 30, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Carolyn received her Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University and her Master's in Social Work from the University of Tennessee at Nashville. Carolyn worked as a social worker in Alabama before becoming a stay-at-home mom while raising her two sons in Alexandria, Virginia....
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Patrick Hughes

September 21, 1949 - January 29, 2016

Patrick Hughes died peacefully surrounded by family on January 29, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 66. Patrick is survived by his mother, Loretta Hughes of San Antonio and his wife, Carole Ann Pierce, of Austin. He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Hughes. Other survivors include Larry Hughes of San Antonio, and Les and Karen Hughes of Bulverde, Benenna Jo and James A. Pierce of...
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Mary Lee Davis

November 13, 1923 - January 29, 2016

Mary Lee Davis born on November 13, 1923 in Des Moines, Iowa, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2016. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:00am to 11:00am, at Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis, 411 RR 620 South Lakeway, Texas 78734. A graveside service will follow at 11:30am at Hudson Bend Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center P...
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Richard James Lafuente

April 2, 1933 - January 29, 2016

Our Loving Husband and Father Richard James Lafuente, born on April 2, 1933 in Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on January 29, 2016. He was surrounded by his family and friends. Richard was a friend to everyone and loved to make people laugh. Fishing and gambling were his passion. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Elma Lafuente, son Alfred Lafuente (Alice), daughter Patricia ...
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Grace Loretta (Cain) Miller

July 5, 1927 - January 28, 2016

Grace Loretta (Cain) Miller was born on Tuesday July 5, 1927 in the small settlement of Richmond Valley, Staten Island, New York, youngest daughter of Earl H. Cain and Mary Florence (Karl) Cain. On January 28, 2016, our dear Lord called Grace (Cain) Miller home at the age of 88. She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl H. and Florence (Karl) Cain, one sister Florence (Cain) Less, and...
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Barbara Baird Hogue

October 18, 1934 - January 27, 2016

Barbara Baird Hogue - 81, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Barbara was born October 18, 1934 in Des Moines, Iowa to Forrest G. and Harriet L. Baird. Barbara was the #1 Miami Dolphins fan and attended numerous games and Super Bowls. She enjoyed playing Bridge, bowling and watching golf. She looked forward to attending her 'Ladies Luncheons' with her...
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Robert Jay White

May 10, 1947 - January 26, 2016

Robert Jay White, a resident of Lakeway, Texas, died January 26, 2016, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Robert had the gift of being able to look at a situation or problem and immediately see the structure and the solution. He also had the gift of generosity with his resources, which he often provided anonymously. He invested his time and effort in others within and outside his family,...
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Alida Noelle Robles

March 1, 1990 - January 25, 2016

Alida "Weeda" Noelle Robles, 25, of Leander, Texas passed away on Monday, January 25th, 2016. She was born to Ben and Sylvia Robles on March 1st, 1990. Alida attended Leander High School before obtaining her cosmetology license from Avenue 5. Family and friends were Alida's passion. Her laughter could fill a room and her smile could fill your heart. Alida's artistry could be seen in her...
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Herbert Crook

October 21, 1925 - January 25, 2016

When Herbert Crook died on January 25, 2016, the world lost one of its most honorable and responsible citizens, and quite possibly its warmest smile. John Herbert Crook was born on October 21, 1925, in Martindale, Texas, the son of Hardy Crook and Lizzie Raborn Crook. After attending the Martindale Schools he graduated from Lockhart High School and entered The University of Texas at Austin...
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Naomi Ruth Welty

May 28, 1928 - January 24, 2016

The world lost one Hell of a woman on January 24th when Naomi Ruth Welty, aged 87, went to join her high school sweetheart after 13 months of being apart. On the day she passed she was upset that the wind was making her hair a mess. She was ecstatic to get out of the hospital so she could get back to beating the men in her Texas Hold 'Em group. She demanded Taco Supremes from Taco Bell, and...
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Danny Johns Akers

January 10, 1962 - January 24, 2016

Danny Johns Akers, 54, son of former University of Texas football coach Fred Akers and Diane Akers, went to be with the Lord on January 24, 2016 at home in Horseshoe Bay, Texas after an inspiring and incredible battle with Renal Cell Carcinoma. He was surrounded by family and was at peace. Danny was born on January 10, 1962 in Port Arthur, Texas but called Austin his home from early...
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Michael Timothy Hatch

January 25, 1952 - January 23, 2016

Michael Timothy Hatch, 63, went home to join the big party in the sky on the evening of January 23rd, 2016, surrounded by the infinite love of God and his family. Mike was born to Tommie Ann and Tim Hatch on January 25th, 1952 in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated from Coronado High School in 1970 and set his sights on the University of Texas at Austin. There, he stayed true to his west Texas roots...
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Lucia Osorio

September 6, 1932 - January 22, 2016

Lucia Osorio, 83 of Austin passed away January 22, 2016. She was born September, 6, 1932 in Armenia Sonsonate El Salvador to Jose Erculano Guardado and Maria Elena Estrada. She graduated Instituto Biblico Bethel in 1947 In Santa Ana, El Salvador. She moved to California with her family in 1981 and then to Austin, Texas in 1984. In 1997 Lucia and Candelario established Iglesia Manantial de...
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Bobby "Bob" Doyle Beard

September 19, 1933 - January 22, 2016

Bobby "Bob" Doyle Beard, age 82, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016. Bobby was born in Austin on September 19, 1933 to Carl and Inez Beard. He met Marilyn Sue Taylor, his wife of 60 years, when serving in the army in Fort Smith, Arkansas. They were married on April 29, 1955 and settled in Austin where they raised their three children. Bob was very active in the Church of Christ and served...
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Joe Morales

March 19, 1932 - January 20, 2016

Joe Morales, 83, of Austin passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was employed with Calcasieu Lumber Company for many years then he and three others formed Appliance Associates. He retired as Mechanical Supervisor from Austin Community College. Joe was preceded in death by his father, Frank White; his mother, Bartola Morales; brothers, Manuel,...
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Nancy Mary Parisi Bonfitto

August 11, 1918 - January 19, 2016

Nancy Mary Parisi Bonfitto passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the age of 97. She was born on August 11, 1918 in West Springfield, Massachusetts to John B. Parisi of Italy and Rose Robustella of West Springfield. Nancy grew up in West Springfield, where she resided until moving to Springfield, Virginia in 1998 and from there to Austin,Texas in 2005....
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Don Lewis Parks, Jr.

June 13, 1963 - January 19, 2016

Don Lewis Parks, Jr. of Austin, TX died Tuesday on January 19, 2016 peacefully surrounded by the love of his family. He was born June 13, 1963 in Austin, TX. Don graduated from Crockett High School in Austin, TX. Don was a gentle and kind man. He was a devoted father to his son, Cade. He had a love for history, fishing, outdoors, and music. Don also was an avid fan of Florida State Seminoles...
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Barbara B. Haddad

April 26, 1926 - January 19, 2016

Barbara B. Haddad, devoted wife and mother, passed away on January 19 at the age of 89. She was born in San Diego, California on the 26th of April, 1926 to Thomas Malcolm Brown and Jessie Eloise Brown. Barbara was the second of four children. As a child Barbara loved camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California with her father. As a teenager during WWII, Barbara worked in support of the...
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Paul David John McLean

April 19, 1956 - January 19, 2016

Paul David John McLean, 59 was born on April 19, 1956 in Dallas, Texas and died January 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Paul was a loving father, brother, son and friend to so many. He was filled with life, energy and laughter, always greeting with a smile, and had a great quality of listening and making others feel special. His greatest pride and joy were his daughter, Sara Patricia and his...
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Mark Lyndon Kincaid

August 14, 1959 - January 19, 2016

Mark Lyndon Kincaid, of Austin, Texas, suffered a stroke on December 31st, 2015 and never regained consciousness. He died peacefully with his family by his side on January 19th, 2016. Mark would want those who knew him to know a few things in the hopes it might bring you comfort. First, he had a great life, and though it was too short, it was a full life, lived exactly the way he wanted it -...
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LaVerne Walsh

June 24, 1913 - January 18, 2016

Five foot two and eyes of blue that sparkled with a quick wit, humor and lots of love will forever be in our hearts with the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother, LaVerne Walsh , age 102. Born in Pflugerville, Texas on June 24th, 1913, LaVerne moved to east Austin with her family and was raised at the corner of East 1st Street and Canadian,...
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Ethel Jordan Irby

December 14, 1920 - January 18, 2016

Mrs. Ethel Irby (née Jordan) passed away peacefully in Austin, Texas on Monday, January 18 at the age of 95. Ethel is survived by her daughter, Susan Fenner of Austin; her stepchildren, James Irby, Les Irby, Kay Quitter, and their families; her sister, Lois Fromyer of Annapolis, and her family; her grandchildren, John Fenner (Meredith), Joseph Fenner, Jennifer Parks, and Emily Parks, all of...
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Francisco "Frank" Hipolito

June 27, 1944 - January 18, 2016

Francisco "Frank" Hipolito age 71 of Austin passed away on January 18, 2016. He was born on June 27, 1944 in Lamesa,TX. Frank was an avid TX Longhorn and Dallas Cowboy fan and was an active member of San Jose Catholic Church. His is preceded in death by his parents, Fructuoso and Anastacia Hipolito; his wife, Janie Loera; grandson, Reno Grant. Frank is survived by his sons, Frankie Hipolito...
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I. Jay Aarons

March 18, 1950 - January 18, 2016

I. Jay Aarons died on January 18, 2016, from cancer at 65 years of age. He was born on March 18, 1950, the third of four children, to B.L. "Punch" and Mitzi (Jaffe) Aarons in Birmingham, Alabama. He came to Texas in 1968 to attend Rice University in Houston, where he received degrees in economics and accounting in 1973. Ultimately, he made his way to Austin to attend the University of Texas,...
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Mary Ann Whatley

September 18, 1929 - January 17, 2016

Mary Ann Whatley went home to her loving Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 17, 2016. She was a precious mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her three children, Yvonne Whatley Baughman, Catherine Whatley Hodges, and James Whatley; two grandsons; two granddaughter-in-laws; and three precious great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be...
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Helen Brigham Hatton

December 1, 1921 - January 16, 2016

Helen Genevieve Brigham Hatton, an Austin resident, died peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Assisted Living. She was loved and admired by her family, many friends and her loving caretakers. Helen was born December 1, 1921 in Collinsville, Texas and grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas. She graduated from Draughon's Business College...
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Patricia Ann Null

January 20, 1935 - January 15, 2016

Patricia Ann Null, 80, of Liberty Hill, died on Friday, January 15, 2016. She was born on January 20, 1935, in Ironton, OH, the daughter of Rev. Henry and Clara (Crown) Lynd. She is survived by her husband Charles Null; children Debbie Conley, Alan (Denise) Null, and Connie (Randy) Smith; grandchildren Michelle Null, Tina Jackson, Rachel Maulden, Lisa Bell, and William Smith; 5 great...
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A. Carolyn McWilliams Croft Hill

July 25, 1930 - January 15, 2016

Mrs. Carolyn Hill passed away peacefully early Friday morning, 15 January 2016, after a brief illness. Carolyn McWilliams was born 25 July 1930, to Bob and Freddie McWilliams on her parents' homestead just north of Henderson, TX. Carolyn was raised a country girl on her parents' farm in the piney woods of east Texas. She attended all grades of public school at the historic Gaston Regional...
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Marylou Lara Flores

August 30, 1945 - January 14, 2016

Marylou Lara Flores was born in Marfa, Texas, on August 30, 1945. She graduated from Carlsbad High School and went on to achieve her B.S. from Corpus Christi State University and her Master's Degree in Library Science from The University of Texas. Marylou had a love of learning and a love of reading which played a large role in her becoming a Librarian for many years in Corpus Christi,...
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Randy Eugene Fox

March 25, 1956 - January 13, 2016

Randy Eugene Fox of Austin, Texas, passed away suddenly at Lakeway Regional Medical Center on January 13, 2016, after fighting pancreatitis. He was 59 years old. Randy was born on March 25, 1956, in Coffeyville, Kansas. He was the beloved oldest son of Charles Eugene and Dona Louise Fox. Randy moved to Austin with his family when he was 17 years old, where he graduated from Sidney Lanier High...
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Christine Grace Warmbrodt

January 13, 1952 - January 13, 2016

Christine Grace Warmbrodt was born January 13, 1952, and passed away the morning of January 13, 2016, her 64th birthday. She was raised in the La Crescenta / La Canada area of southern California, and moved to the St. Louis, Missouri area as a teen. She earned her AS Nursing degree from St. Louis Community College in 1972, and practiced as an RN in Columbia, Missouri, Midland, Texas and Houston...
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Marilyn Rankin

April 14, 1933 - January 13, 2016

Marilyn Rankin passed away on January 13, 2016 at the age of 82. She was born April 14, 1933 in Houston, TX to John Paul McGarr and Avy Lee McGarr. She attended San Jacinto High School and received her BA in Education at UT and MBA at Houston Baptist University. She was an avid gardener and truly enjoyed the company of her faithful dogs and cats. Marilyn is preceded in death by her...
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George Ellison Morgan

May 23, 1923 - January 13, 2016

George Ellison Morgan, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the age of 92. Born in Austin on May 23, 1923, to Janie and George Morgan, George was married to Antonia "Toney" Veselka in September 1942, and remained at her side for over 70 years, until she predeceased him in 2013. A proud life-long resident of Austin,...
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Hugo Felix Meurer

April 23, 1922 - January 13, 2016

Hugo Felix Meurer, 93, passed away on January 13, 2016. He leaves his wife of 71 years, Susie (Klein) Meurer; his son, Charles Meurer; his daughter, AnnMarie Clattenburg; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Douglas; five brothers, Otto, Alex, John, Carl, Norbert and two sisters, Elsie and Nora. He was born April...
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Phillip Edward Kirkpatrick

March 8, 1981 - January 12, 2016

Phillip Edward Kirkpatrick, age 34, of Austin, Texas, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, in Austin, Texas. He was born on March 8, 1981 in Beaumont, Texas to David Charles and Mary Campbell Yates Kirkpatrick. Phillip graduated from West Brook High School in Beaumont, Texas. He was employed by Harte-Hanks, Inc. and Tangoe Telecommunications Service Provider. Phillip had a long abiding...
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Douglas James Ham

June 8, 1936 - January 12, 2016

Douglas James Ham, Age 79 of Austin, Texas passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2016. Doug was born on June 8, 1936 and grew up in Aitkin, Minnesota. After high school graduation he attended St Cloud State University. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany, and then began his long career in sales. His creative gift ideas brought new products to the marketplace and several were distributed...
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Marvin William "Bill" Engelbrecht

January 23, 1919 - January 11, 2016

Marvin William Engelbrecht died January 11, 2016 in Austin, at the age of 96. Bill was born January 23, 1919, in Houston to Rosa and William Engelbrecht. As a teenager, he worked at the soda fountain at Balfanz Pharmacy. The mentoring of Bob Balfanz would later lead Bill to become a pharmacist. He graduated from John H. Reagan High School in Houston in 1940. Bill enlisted in the Navy in...
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Beverly G. Martin

June 23, 1932 - January 8, 2016

Beverly was born in Emporia, Kansas on June 23, 1932 and died on January 8, 2016 in Austin, Texas. She was laid to rest in a private burial. Beverly graduated from Emporia State University and went on to teach at Grape Bend Middle School for four years. After moving to Austin, she taught speech at UT for thirty years, always keeping in mind her favorite saying … "If you think education is...
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Elizabeth Holt Kay

November 4, 1923 - January 7, 2016

Elizabeth Holt Kay passed away quietly on January 7, 2016 at age 92. Born in 1923 in Townley, Alabama, Elizabeth grew up in Birmingham where she graduated from Woodlawn High School and attended Birmingham Southern College. She married her beloved husband, James, on September 18, 1942. Elizabeth spotted James when she lived next door to him in Birmingham and knew that he was the right fellow...
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Eldo Manning Jones, M.D.

August 4, 1926 - January 7, 2016

Eldo Manning Jones, M.D., 89, died peacefully in the company of his family, on the first day after Epiphany, January 7, 2016. A native of Missouri and a graduate of Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Eldo is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pat Sims Jones, and his three children, Patrice Jones Domercq and her husband Richard, of Houston; Kristen Jones Holland and her husband...
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Chieko Garcia

February 27, 1936 - January 6, 2016

Chieko Garcia, 79, of San Antonio, Texas, passed on from this life on Wednesday January 6, 2016, at Seton Medical Center Austin. The daughter of Sohei and Kamado Gibo, she was born in Taira, Okinawa, Japan. She was preceded in death by both parents as well as two older sisters and a brother. Chieko is survived by her husband Bon Garcia; son Takeru Garcia and his wife Arlyn Grunick; and...
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Marion Miller

January 19, 1931 - January 6, 2016

Writing this death notice myself serves a dual purpose: 1) it spares family members from trying to recall all the small details of my life, and 2) it provides future generations with some important information. I was born at home in Hartford, Connecticut on 1/19/31 in the midst of the Great Depression. I was pre-deceased by my mother, Clara Simon Cohen, born in Russia, Father, Isidor, born in...
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Betty Lane

February 9, 1934 - January 5, 2016

Betty left this world to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. She was born on February 9, 1934 to Alexander and Elizabeth Parrotte in Plattsburgh, New York. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lane; her parents, Alexander and Elizabeth Parrotte; brother, Donald Parrotte; sister, Ruth Lapointe. Betty is survived by her sisters-in-law, Lois Forsyth and Jeanette...
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Alice Mary Schweinfurth

December 6, 1927 - January 5, 2016

Mrs. Alice Mary Schweinfurth of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. She was born December 6, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, "Lou" on November 14, 2011. Alice is survived by her children, Renee and Daniel Fjelsted, Alice Halverson, Louis and Dianne Dionne, Lorelei Knecht, and Mark and Janet Schweinfurth as well as...
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Doris Ballerstedt "Dolly" Hunley

April 21, 1918 - January 5, 2016

Doris Ballerstedt Hunley, "Dolly", age 97, passed away peacefully at the Heartland Health Care Center, Austin, TX on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Doris was born on April 21, 1918 in Manor, TX to Ernest Ballerstedt and Laurie Cox Ballerstedt. She grew up in Manor, TX and graduated as salutatorian from her Manor High School class. After high school graduation, Dolly enrolled at the Nixon...
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Joel James Marsalis

April 10, 1942 - January 5, 2016

Joel James Marsalis age 73 of Marble Falls, formerly of Baytown, Texas passed away January 5, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Webster Marsalis and Irene Bennett Marsalis; brother, Dan Jr.; sister, Billie; grandson, Kyle. Joel is survived by his wife, Laura Ann Marsalis; daughters, Diane Broadhurst, Charlene Breth and husband Christopher; granddaughters, Jordan...
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Larry Dean Moravec

December 14, 1940 - January 5, 2016

Larry Dean Moravec of Leander, Texas and formerly of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Cottonwood Creek Nursing Home in Cedar Park, Texas. Larry was born December 14, 1940 in Iowa City, Iowa to Elsie Moravec. He was raised by his Aunt & Uncle, Rose and Clifford Dieleman, of Traer, Iowa. He graduated from Dinsdale High School in 1959. He was united in marriage to...
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Shirley Joe Williams

January 26, 1925 - January 5, 2016

Shirley Joe Williams, age 90 of Austin, Texas passed away on January 5, 2016 at her home in South Austin. She was born in Elmo, Texas on January 26, 1925. The widow of Johnny Williams, a veteran of the United States Air Force and United States Army, Shirley Joe is survived by two daughters, Gloria Ross and Marla G. Williams; son, John Williams; adopted son, Garland Williams; as well as six...
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Tommie Bowley Palmer

March 2, 1950 - January 4, 2016

Tommie passed away on January 4, 2016, with her dear daughter at her side. She was born on March 2, 1950 to Bonnie Frances Bowley and Temple Ford (Tom) Bowley in San Antonio, Texas. During her teenage years, Tommie was very active in school activities, especially cheerleading and marching band in Dallas, where her family relocated. She moved to Austin in her early 20s, married James Weedon...
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Annie (Nancy) Maguire Haggarty Harlan

October 2, 1928 - January 4, 2016

Annie Maguire Haggarty Harlan, known to most as Nancy, passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughter on January 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Wayne Harlan; her daughter and son in law, Linda Harlan Beakley and Lane Beakley; her beloved husband of 51 years; Walter Edwin Harlan, her sister, Mary Crossley; and brother, Jim Symington. Annie is survived by her...
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Patsy R. (Mayberry) Williams

July 28, 1933 - January 4, 2016

PATSY R. (MAYBERRY) WILLIAMS died Monday, January 4, 2016 at home surrounded by family and angelic caregivers as well as wonderful folks from Heart to Heart Hospice. Her death was a result of COPD in addition to Rheumatoid Arthritis. She went to sit at the right hand of God, the Father. She was born near Italy, Texas to Frances and Leslie F. Mayberry on July 28, 1933. She was a graduate of...
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Nora Belle Gunn Anderson

September 16, 1919 - January 2, 2016

Nora Belle Anderson of Austin passed away peacefully on January 2, 2016, at the age of 96. Nora was born September 16, 1919, in Elgin, Texas. Nora was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Nora Gunn, husband of 66 years, Calvin Anderson, brother Robert Gunn and sisters Lillie Mae Koenig, Lena Marcum, Fannie Owens, Stella Johnson and Marie Whitaker. She is survived by her son Michael...
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H.M. (Mike) Caskey

November 18, 1916 - January 1, 2016

H.M. (Mike) Caskey passed away peacefully January 1, 2016 at the age of 99. Mike was born Hubert Myrl Caskey in Des Arc, Arkansas on November 18, 1916, the second of five children of William Joseph and Bess Rex Caskey. He grew up in Des Arc where his family owned the hardware store and funeral home. His father was also county judge. Mike graduated from high school and Arkansas Tech University...
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Victor Gil Leija

February 1, 1949 - December 31, 2015

Victor Gil Leija passed away on December 31, 2015 at his home in Leander, Texas. He was born on February 1, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas to Victor & Rosie Leija. A memorial for Victor will be held at the VFW Post 8787, 500 VFW Road, Austin, Texas, 78753, on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. This will be a celebration of Victor's life just as he lived it, with his family and friends. ...
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Barbara JoAnne Barthell

January 11, 1951 - December 31, 2015

Barbara JoAnne (Lindstrom) Barthell passed away due to a sudden heart failure on December 31, 2015 in Cedar Park, Texas. She was born on January 11, 1951 in Two Harbors, Minnesota and was a graduate of Two Harbors High School – Class of 1969 and attended University of Minnesota-Duluth for two years. She married her high school sweetheart, Conley Barthell on July 31, 1971 and celebrated 44...
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Leila Lowrey Power

February 14, 1940 - December 31, 2015

Leila Lowrey Power, a retired Presbyterian minister, died peacefully on December 31, 2015 at her home in Austin, Texas. Lee was born February 14, 1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended Punahou School before moving to the mainland for college, graduating from Northwestern University in 1962. After marrying John Dale Power, Jr. and starting her family, Lee moved from Chicago to Fayetteville,...
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Doris Key

December 13, 1921 - December 31, 2015

Doris Key passed away at home, peacefully, on December 31, 2015. She was born Doris Kathleen Jones on December 13, 1921, the eldest daughter of Lena Morris Jones and Ralph Fulton Jones, who farmed near Osceola, Iowa. She attended the Osceola high school, staying in a boarding house in town. After graduating from Central College in Pella, Iowa, she was a teacher in a one-room rural school. Later,...
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Patricia P. Whatley

September 3, 1929 - December 30, 2015

Patricia P. Whatley, of Austin, Texas, died of natural causes on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. She was born September 3, 1929 in Minden, Louisiana to Earl and Werdna Purser. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband. Patricia Whatley is survived by her two daughters, a son-in-law, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. No public services are planned. Those wishing to...
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Herbert Charles Eddy

February 6, 1931 - December 30, 2015

Herbert Charles Eddy, passed away on Wednesday December 30, 2015 at the age of 84. He was born on February 6, 1931, in Brooklyn, New York, but lived his childhood in Michigan. Herb enlisted in the Army at age 17 (father gave permission) just before the Korean conflict started and served overseas in both Okinawa and Korea as an MP and specialized in the K-9 dog corps. Herb was a resilient...
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Ruth B. Henninger

January 4, 1919 - December 29, 2015

Ruth B. Henninger, age 96, died December 29, 2015, in Lubbock, her temporary home since 2007. A native Austinite, born January 4, 1919, to John R. and Cordelia Simmons McCullough. She attended Austin public schools and was a graduate of Austin High and the University of Texas. Before her retirement, she was an employee of First Federal Savings of Austin for thirty-three years, and was the...
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Rachel Saucedo

August 11, 1953 - December 28, 2015

Rachel Saucedo, 62, passed away on December 28, 2015, peacefully at Christopher House. Loving mother of Lisa Barrientos, Robert Scheuermann, and the late Mathew Scheuermann; Cherished Grandma of Kayla, Lindsey and Bianca Scheuermann, and JP Barrientos; Dearest Great-Grandma of Christopher Benford and King Greider. Honoring Rachel and serving as Pallbearers will be Chris Benford, Edward Salinas...
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Arthurline Clingman

January 25, 1922 - December 28, 2015

Arthurline Clingman, 93, of Austin, Texas died December 28, 2015. She was born on January 25, 1922 in Warren, AR to the late Arthur and Bennie Clingman. Arthurline attended the University of Houston and obtained a Bachelors degree in Political Science, and went on to Washington University, School of Hospital Administration, in St Louis, MO, where she received a Masters degree in Hospital...
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Melanie Augusta Cook Horton

August 2, 1977 - December 27, 2015

Melanie Augusta Cook Horton, age 38, of Austin passed away on December 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Terrance Eugene Cook. Melanie is survived by her husband, Daniel Alexander Horton, Jr.; son, Ashton Liam Cook; daughter, Ariana Elizabeth Cook; mother, Kathleen Anne Cook. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Weed-Corley-Fish...
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Sue Rodi

March 6, 1942 - December 27, 2015

Dolores Suzanne Bissell Rodi (Sue) passed from this life on December 27, 2015, after a nine-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was 73. Born in Ottumwa, Iowa, on March 6, 1942, she was the second child of Vernon Matthew Bissell and Barbara Burton Bissell. Sue had a wonderful midwestern childhood, sliding down the fire pole in the station where her father was Assistant Chief, learning...
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Evelene McKinley

January 4, 1942 - December 26, 2015

Evelene was born on January 4th, 1942 to L.A and Estella Williams of Yoakum, Texas who preceded her in death and was called home on December 26th, 2015. Evelene was a faithful member of the St. Elmo Baptist Church for the past 30 plus years and remained active until her health failed her. She worked in the church in many roles including Choir President, Sunday School Secretary, and...
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Nancy Caryol McLaughlin

October 28, 1940 - December 25, 2015

Nancy Caryol (Parsons) McLaughlin 75, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully Friday, December 25, 2015 at The Lodge at Rocky Hollow, Georgetown, TX. Born in Flint, MI on October 28, 1940 the only child of the late Charles Leonard and Effie Mae (Poole) Parsons. She lived in Butler, AL for over 40 years before moving to Texas 7 years ago. She is survived by her husband Robert W. McLaughlin, COL...
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Stacy Terese Veasey

April 12, 1963 - December 25, 2015

On December 25, 2015, Stacy Terese Veasey passed peacefully, holding her husband's hand, while at Hospice Austin's Christopher House in Austin, Texas after a long struggle with Respiratory and Circulatory Diseases. Preceding her death, she had been surrounded by her husband, daughter, step-mother, aunt, sister, sister-in-laws and many friends. Stacy was 52 years old. Stacy was born on April 12...
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Billie Benoit

January 15, 1935 - December 24, 2015

Billie Benoit, age 80, of Austin, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on December 24, 2015. Billie is survived by her son, Walter (Nancy), daughter Kelly (Jeff), son Edward and by grandchildren, Ashley and Walter Lewis, Collin and Sean Benoit, Austin and Alexis Cannon. In lieu of flowers the family request donations sent to COPD Foundation in honor of Billie Benoit. https:/...
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Ruth Redmond Kohlhaas

December 23, 2015

Ruth Kohlhaas, a force to be reckoned with in life and business, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and amazing friend, passed away December 23, 2015 from complications in the hospital after an accidental fall. She was born to Marvin and Ruth Redmond, both deceased, of Alexandria, Virginia. She attended George Washington High School and Sullins College. A cosmopolitan woman, her career began...
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Daniel Leroy Robertson

March 16, 1943 - December 23, 2015

Daniel Leroy Robertson was born March 16, 1943 in Richmond Virginia. The son of Patricia Coan Robertson and Daniel LeRoy Robertson, he grew up in Houston, TX, but held dual citizenship in Amarillo where he spent many summers and went to college. A graduate of Jesse Jones High School and West Texas State University. He studied Political Science at the graduate level at the University of Texas at...
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Margie DeLeuil Swofford

August 18, 1939 - December 23, 2015

Margie DeLeuil Swofford, 76, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Dec 23, 2015. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on Aug 18, 1939. Margie married Henry M. Swofford, Sr. on May 6, 1955. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother (nanny), and great-grandmother (maw). Margie was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Bernard DeLeuil and brother, Michael DeLeuil. She is...
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Michael Keith Haffelfinger

February 22, 1957 - December 21, 2015

Michael Keith Haffelfinger was born to Cecil Haffelfinger and Kathryn McGee Haffelfinger on February 22, 1957 in Baytown, Texas. Michael grew up in a preacher's home. His dad served as a Church of Christ evangelist for sixty-two years. At the age of twelve Michael was baptized into Christ by his father in Victoria, Texas. Michael attended public school in Huntsville and Victoria graduating from...
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Dorothy Burr Durrenberger

September 22, 1942 - December 21, 2015

Dorothy Burr Durrenberger, born on Sept. 22, 1942 in Bay City, Texas, passed away Dec. 21, 2015 in Dallas, TX at age 73. Dorothy attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Anthropology in 1962. She resided in many places during her life including Bay City, Texas; Austin, Texas; Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; Yellow Springs, Ohio; Iowa City,...
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George Laten Searight

October 16, 1947 - December 20, 2015

George "Laten" Searight, age 68, of Austin, lost his battle with cancer on December 20, 2015. Laten began his career working for the IRS in July 1966, right out of high school, and retired in 2000. After retirement, he started playing the piano. He played for several retirement homes such as Westminster Manor in Austin, and others in Pflugerville, Taylor, Georgetown and Round Rock – just...
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Robert Eldon Burrell

August 19, 1934 - December 20, 2015

Robert Eldon Burrell, age 81, of Austin, Texas, passed away December 20, 2015. He was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 19, 1934 to Kenneth Burrell and Evelyn Gordon Burrell. Robert graduated from Austin High in 1953 and served in the US Air Force. He was employed by Covert Auto for many years and drove for some hotels before his retirement. Robert enjoyed bowling in his early years, meeting his...
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Barbara Jean Fulton

March 18, 1933 - December 18, 2015

On Friday December 18, 2015, Barbara Jean Fulton, 82, of Lago Vista, TX, passed away peacefully, holding her daughters hand, at Hospice Austin's Christopher House. Preceding her death she was surrounded by her family and loved ones. Barbara was born on March 18, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii where she lived for 10 years and often recounted the experience of the Pearl Harbor Attacks. She graduated...
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Ann M. McCright

April 9, 1929 - December 18, 2015

These dates April 9, 1929 and December 18, 2015 frame the life of Ann Marie Hosp McCright who was born in Untermeitingen, Germany to Karl and Viktoria Winterholler Hosp – who preceded her in death. Having grown up in Germany with her sister, Hilda, who also preceded her in death, Ann found herself working as a young librarian in Landsberg, Germany in 1949. When a young American from Texas,...
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Timy Baranoff

March 8, 1926 - December 18, 2015

Dr. Timy Baranoff, namesake of Timy Baranoff Elementary School, died at age 89 in Austin, Texas on December 18, 2015. Born to Harry and Gertrude Gerenraich, her remarkable life started on March 8, 1926 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. She was the fifth of seven children. Timy married the late Mort Baranoff on March 19, 1944 while he was serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Their son Stephen...
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LaNelle Glass

May 14, 1929 - December 17, 2015

LaNelle Glass died on December 17, 2015 in Temple, Texas. LaNelle was born on May 14, 1929 to Oscar and Ethel Crumley Overstreet. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Susan LaNelle. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 69 years, Marion H. Glass; one son, Timothy Glass; two grandsons, Jason Glass of Austin and Aaron Glass of North Dakota; and her sister,...
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Gary Frank Shelton

May 4, 1937 - December 17, 2015

Gary Frank Shelton was born in Dallas, Texas to Wilma Anita Cain and William Bryan Shelton on May 4, 1937 and passed away peacefully from the ravages of 16 years of Parkinson's Disease on December 17, 2015. Gary grew up in Dallas and graduated from South Oak Cliff High School. He left Dallas to attend The University of Texas (UT) and made Austin his home for the rest of his life. He married...
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