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Santos (Santitos) Ybanez Martinez

September 7, 1925 - August 19, 2014

Santos (Santitos) Ybanez Martinez, age 88, of Austin, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Santitos was born September 7, 1925 to Filiberto and Santos Ybanez in Hebbronville, Texas. Before her marriage and becoming a housewife, Santitos worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell during World War II. Santitos was blessed with a loving husband of over 50 years who preceded her in death,...
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Mary Jane Sandlin

April 3, 1921 - August 16, 2014

Ms. Mary Jane Sandlin passed away peacefully on August 16 in Lakeway, Texas after a courageous battle with ongoing illnesses. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. James and Lula Sandlin, her sister, Laviana "Sunny" Barrow, and brother-in-law, Wes Barrow. She is survived by her nephews Robert McDonald, Solomon Barrow, Jr., her nieces Bibi McDonald, Dolly Barrow, and her great nephews...
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Florence Marks Gustafson

August 8, 1930 - August 15, 2014

The Lord called Florence home on August 15, 2014. She came into this world on August 8, 1930. She was born in Caldwell, TX to Joseph John Marks and Anna Marie Costello Marks. Florence worked for the Texas Highway Department for several years before marrying and becoming a devoted homemaker. She was a loving and cherished daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is...
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Carol Ann Florence

January 17, 1933 - August 15, 2014

Carol Ann Florence was called to her heavenly home on August 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Carol was born into this world on January 17, 1933 to Richard and Alma (Wold) Larson in Loves Park, IL. She graduated from Harlem High School in 1951. Married Martin Florence on February 2, 1952 in Loves Park, IL and there they remained building their family for 47 years before moving to Austin, TX in 1999. ...
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Lawrence Wolford Seeger

January 24, 1928 - August 15, 2014

Lawrence W. Seeger of Austin, Texas, passed away on August 15, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. He was 86. Lawrence was born January 24, 1928, in McKinney, Texas to Ed and Bera Seeger. Lawrence has one surviving sibling Billy Seeger and four surviving cousins including Jane Casiraghi, Billy John McNamara, Pat McNamara, Jerry McNamara and Mike McNamara. Siblings and cousins preceding...
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Guadalupe "Lupe" Lafuente

February 5, 1933 - August 15, 2014

Guadalupe "Lupe" Lafuente passed away peacefully in Austin, Texas at the age of 81 with his family at his side. A celebration of life service will be held with visitation beginning at 6 pm, following with a rosary at 7 pm. on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home. Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Burial will follow at...
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Frank Stockwell

December 10, 1929 - August 14, 2014

Francis "Frank" Stockwell, age 84, passed away August 14, 2014 at Colonial Gardens, Austin, TX. Frank was born on December 10, 1929 in Henderson, NY. After completing high school, He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served from 1947 to 1956 with the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, HI and later in Bainbridge, MD as a machine accountant second class. During his service he was...
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Modelle Ballard

November 12, 1917 - August 14, 2014

Modelle Brasher Ballard passed from this life on August 14, 2014 at the age of 96. She was born on November 12, 1917 in Lubbock, Texas to Corrie Lee Acuff Brasher and Larence Hubbard Brasher. A few years later her family moved to Weslaco, Texas where her father began a retail business. They remained there until they moved to the Austin-Dripping Springs area midway through the Great...
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Scott Hanson

April 8, 1967 - August 13, 2014

Scott Hanson, born April 8, 1967, passed away suddenly on August 13, 2014 at the age of 47. The world lost an amazing father, a devoted and loving son, a phenomenal brother and a caring uncle, who was also his nephew's mentor and friend. Scott was a "best friend", not only to his family but to many others. Everyone loved being around him because of his exuberant personality, wit and...
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Patricia "Pat" Lane Boon

September 29, 1928 - August 13, 2014

Patricia "Pat" Lane Boon, age 85, passed away August 13, 2014 at Longhorn Village, Austin, TX. The angels are surely singing "Hark the Harold Angels Sing" which is one of Pat's favorite songs. Pat was born on September 29, 1928 in Harlingen, TX and grew up in Longview, TX. After completing high school, she enrolled at Kilgore Junior College where two noteworthy things happened. She met her future...
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Jelma Marjorie "Margie" Stark

March 28, 1937 - August 13, 2014

Jelma Marjorie "Margie" Stark age 77 of Rosanky passed away August 13, 2014. Survived by her loving husband, Billy Joe Stark; sons, Billy Q. Stark and wife Jewell, Daniel J. Stark; daughter, Pamela Mays and husband William; nine grandchildren all of Smithville, Texas; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at...
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Heather Renee Lord Tamez

December 31, 1979 - August 12, 2014

"Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind." - Anonymous In loving memory of Heather Renee Lord Tamez, born December 31,1979 and handed to God on August 12, 2014, daughter of Laurance and Carol, sister of Andy and Will. Beloved wife of Darby, mother of Donovan, stepmother of Jason, Ben, Sabrina and Daughter-in-law to John, Jesusa, Louis and Gayle. Sister-in...
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Hunter Ross Williams

October 6, 1986 - August 12, 2014

Hunter "Ross" Williams, born October 6, 1986 passed away suddenly on August 12, 2014. Ross was a native of Austin, Texas and a graduate of McCallum High School. He was an avid fisherman, marksman, hunter and a good athlete. Ross was the most thoughtful, sweetest person. He was very loyal to his family and friends, and he was always there for those in need. He had an infectious personality...
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Howard B. Walker

December 19, 1926 - August 12, 2014

After struggling with Parkinson's disease and Lewy-Body Dementia, Howard Walker of Onion Creek, Austin, TX and formerly Luling, TX was received into God's loving arms on August 12, 2014, at the age of 87 with his family at his side. Howard was born on December 19, 1926 in Weir, TX to Sidney and Ida Scott Walker. Howard was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Jacqueline. Howard...
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Mary Hurst

September 25, 1922 - August 12, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Palm Hurst passed away on August 12, 2014. Mary was born September 25, 1922, in Austin, the daughter of Edward Joel Palm of Austin and Martha Meachum Palm, originally of Anderson, Texas. She attended public schools in Austin and Huntsville and graduated from the University of Texas with a B.B.A. degree in 1944. She was married to John Kennard Hurst on October 11, 1946 until his...
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Josephine Bluntzer

April 14, 1940 - August 12, 2014

Josephine Nicklin Bluntzer "Jo", age 74, passed away on August 12, 2014. She was born on April 14, 1940 in Port Arthur, Texas to Francis Oliver Nicklin, Sr. and Josephine Mellers Nicklin. After she graduated from Bishop Byrne Catholic High School in Port Arthur, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1962 and master's degree in education in 1965 at the University of Texas. Jo taught sixth grade in...
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Mark William Barrick

July 12, 1960 - August 11, 2014

Mark William Barrick July 12, 1960 – August 11, 2014 Mark William Barrick, age 54, of Saratoga Springs, New York, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2014. Mark was born in El Dorado, Kansas, but grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating from college, Mark moved to Texas to begin his career in engineering. Mark was blessed with his loving wife, Suzanne. Together they...
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Wilbur Vernon "Vern" Bennett, Jr.

November 28, 1938 - August 11, 2014

Wilbur Vernon "Vern" Bennett, Jr., 75, of Lakeway, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014, following a long and valiant battle against Alzheimer's disease. Vern was born November 28, 1938, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Wilbur and Louvean Bennett. He graduated from Ponchatoula High School and Louisiana State University and was a lifelong LSU Tiger fan. Vern was a caring man who loved his family...
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Ann Prescott Hopkins

March 4, 1931 - August 10, 2014

Ann Prescott Hopkins, age 83, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Arden Courts in Austin, Texas. Ms. Hopkins was born March 4, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1953, and married her college sweetheart, Joseph A. Hopkins. Upon college graduation, Ms. Hopkins was a career school teacher while Mr. Hopkins...
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Rehn Peterson

July 17, 1952 - August 10, 2014

The Lord called His faithful servant, Rehn Peterson, home quite unexpectedly, leaving behind a legacy that will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He was a wonderful husband and father who deeply cherished his wife and sons. His contagious smile, witty sense of humor, and unconditional love reminds us to treasure every minute we have, not taking anything for granted...
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Catherine (Gajdosik) Kilgore

August 4, 1950 - August 9, 2014

Catherine (Gajdosik) Kilgore of Austin Texas passed from this life on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Cathy was born in Waco Texas to Louis and Margie Gajdosik and grew up in the city of West Texas. Cathy enjoyed many of the things life had to offer. She loved her husband and the love of her life Michael Wayne Kilgore and son and daughter in law Michael and Daniela. She enjoyed a good cup of bold...
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Jimmy Arthur Meserole

March 6, 1935 - August 8, 2014

Jimmy "Jim" Arthur Meserole of Lago Vista, Texas peacefully passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 at the age of 79. He was born in Austin, Texas on March 6, 1935 to Joe and Lucy Meserole. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend to many. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Virginia Lucille Lewis and his brother Robert Joe Meserole. He is survived in death by his son,...
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Robert "Bob" Williams

December 23, 1933 - August 6, 2014

Bob Williams, 80, passed away at his home in Lakeway on August 6, 2014. He was born in San Antonio, TX on December 23rd, 1933 to Raymond and Ida Williams. He is survived by his daughters, Hillary Williams and Heather Smutzer; granddaughters Haley and Emma Smutzer; nieces Margaret Greene, Suzanne Matas and Suzanne's husband Chris and their children, Christian, Jonathan and Colette Matas;...
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Mazie Lou Burton

February 19, 1922 - August 6, 2014

Mazie Lou Erlenbusch Burton 92, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, August 6, 2014. She was born on February 19, 1922 in Houston, Texas and was one of three children to Bertha Croswell Erlenbusch and Otto Lewis Erlenbusch of Decatur, IL. Her parents, her older sister Helen, younger brother Guy and her husband Leonard Miller Burton (52 years) and second husband, Homer Long (4 years) of Austin,...
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Marion Grace Hollingshead

April 10, 1922 - August 6, 2014

Marion Grace Hollingshead went home August 6, 2014 of natural causes. Born in Covington, OK on April 10, 1922 to John and Inez Bish, her family moved to Texas in the mid-1920's, with her father being one of the pioneers in the Texas oil business. Marion graduated from Alvin High School in 1940, and then received a Nursing certificate from St. Joseph Hospital - Houston in Dec 1942. Marion was...
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Dorothy M. Orton

September 5, 1922 - August 5, 2014

Dorothy M. Orton, age 91 of Austin, Texas, died August 5, 2014. Born September 5, 1922, Dorothy was the oldest child of John E. and Myrtle Mungerson of Elgin, Illinois. She was raised in Elgin and following her graduation from Elgin High School, she worked as a bookkeeper in Chicago and for the Elgin National Watch Company in Elgin, Illinois. Dorothy, or "Dot" to her family and closest friends,...
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Nancy Raisch Stephens

October 1, 1928 - August 5, 2014

Nancy Raisch Stephens of Odessa, Texas passed away peacefully at Gentiva Odyssey Hospice on August 5. Nancy is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dr. Charles Anthon Stephens; her five "wunnerful" children Debbie Stephens, Claudia Stephens and her husband Matt Tomlanovich, Charles Stephens and his wife, Kathleen, Barbara Stephens and her wife, Jayne Iafrate, and Jerry Stephens and his wife,...
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Kathryn Mary Goodyear (Katie)

June 9, 1959 - August 4, 2014

Kathryn Mary Goodyear (Katie), of Village of the Hills, Texas passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014. She was born on June 9, 1959 in Minneapolis Minnesota to Mary Patricia Stravens Goodyear and Harry John Goodyear (both deceased.) She attended the University of Dallas and graduated from the University of Texas. Kathryn worked as a healthcare consultant, both in her own business and for United...
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James Edward Fortune

November 9, 1936 - August 3, 2014

James Edward Fortune, 77, of Austin, Texas passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014. James was born on November 9, 1936, in San Antonio to Walter and Stella Fortune. In a single conversation with Jim one would instantly say that he was a man of strength, wisdom and most of all faith for the Lord. He and Marie shared an everlasting, devoted marriage of 55 years. His children and grandchildren...
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James Lee (JL) Weaver

September 23, 1985 - August 3, 2014

James Lee Weaver (JL), 28, of Austin, TX passed away on August 3rd in a motorcycle accident. He was the beloved son of Lana Delashaw and Arvin Weaver and was born on September 23rd, 1985 in Austin, TX. After he graduated from Westwood High School, he went to work as an auto mechanic. James enjoyed a host of hobbies and activities. He was a very active person and loved to travel many places...
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Dulcie Hill Dean

March 20, 1938 - August 3, 2014

Dulcie Hill Dean, age 76, died on August 3, 2014. She was a 1955 graduate of Travis High School and retired after 34 years with the State Board of Control/General Services Commission. She was preceded in death by mother, Dorothy B. Hill; sister, Dorinda Hill; brothers, Elbert Hill and Lemuel Hill; son, James Allen Dean. She is survived by her grandchildren, Michael Dean, Jason Dean, Carrie...
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Inez Dominguez Perez

April 20, 1937 - August 2, 2014

Inez Dominguez Perez, age 77 of Austin passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014. She was born on Tuesday, April 20, 1937 to Jesus and Paula Dominguez in Manchaca, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 33 years, Charlie Perez; son, Juan Montez; sister, Petra D. Arellano. Inez is survived by her children, Jimmy Montez, Jesse Montez, Joe Perez, Josie Soza; thirteen...
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John Maxwell Herman III

September 11, 1942 - August 2, 2014

John Maxwell Herman III, 71, of The Hills, TX passed away on August 2nd of a glioblastoma. He was born to John Maxwell Herman Jr. and Constance Crabb Herman on September 11, 1942 in York, PA. After graduating from York Suburban High School, John attended Penn State University, graduating from Southern Methodist University with a BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering. He attended SMU on its...
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Charles Arthur (C.A.) Muller

November 21, 1925 - August 1, 2014

32,370 days Grandpa, just 32,370 days. It is easy to count the days you were with us, but as I sit down to express our sadness, gratitude and share your story… I am finding it difficult to put it down on paper. We can measure how long you have been with us, but we could never measure what you brought to our lives. God blessed us with you on November 21st, 1925 and you left a lasting mark on our...
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Becky Stueve

June 30, 1958 - July 31, 2014

Becky Stueve of Austin passed away Thursday July 31, 2014. Becky was born June 30, 1958 to Joel Si and Mary Delores Collins in Houston, Texas whom she has now reunited with along with her beloved son Michael Thoren and her brother Bruce Collins. Becky's passion for her family was undeniable. She loved the simplest things in life from grilling out in the back yard to listening to live music,...
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Aubry Hugh Duckworth

September 23, 1938 - July 31, 2014

History and good memories of Aubry Hugh Duckworth Aubrey Hugh Duckworth was born on September 23, 1938, in Dalhart, Texas. He is survived by his immediate family, a sister, Clara (Duckworth) Barrington and a nephew, Steven Lynn Barrington. He also has many cousins and friends who also loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Newton Duckworth and Myrtle Clara Kelly Duckworth. ...
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Ewan James Ragsdale

July 30, 2014 - July 30, 2014

Ewan James Ragsdale, beautiful son of Randi and Ian Ragsdale; brother of Ruby; beloved grandchild of Stacey Townsend, Rodney Hernandez, Delilah Blake, and James Ragsdale; cherished nephew of Steven Hernandez, Devon Ragsdale, and Jeffrey Ragsdale, passed away during childbirth on July 30, 2014. Ewan is a treasured gift who touched the lives of many. We will always miss and love you.
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Roger Joseph Byrne

May 25, 1933 - July 30, 2014

Roger Joseph Byrne passed away on July 30, 2014. He was born on May 25, 1933, in Peosta, Iowa, to Marcella and Joseph Byrne. He graduated from Loras College, and received two further degrees from the University of Iowa. He served in the United States Army. Roger worked for FMC Corporation, Envirotech Corporation and ITT Corporation in various engineering and sales positions. He was awarded...
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William Douglas "Doug" Dohmann

December 23, 1944 - July 28, 2014

William Douglas "Doug" Dohmann, born December 23, 1944 in Weesatche, Goliad County, Texas and passed away on July 28, 2014 in Austin, Texas following a brief illness. Doug graduated Cum Laude from Victoria high school. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Dohmann, mother, Lizzie Dohmann, and brother, Donnie Dohmann. Doug is survived by Cornelia "Sam" Arhelger of Bastrop and son...
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William Prichard Person

February 13, 1950 - July 26, 2014

Person, William Prichard William Prichard Person of Austin, TX, passed away on July 26, 2014 following a valiant ten-year battle with cancer. Will was born on February 13, 1950, in Vicksburg, MS, and grew up in nearby Port Gibson. After graduating from Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN, Will left college to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He then moved to Flagstaff, AZ,...
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Phyllis T. Aleman

May 1, 1928 - July 26, 2014

Phyllis T. Aleman age 86 of Austin passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014. She was born on Tuesday, May 1, 1928 to Julian and Petra Teran in Austin, Texas. Obituary pending................ Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, July 28, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. Funeral Service 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at...
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Virginia Edith Muller

August 16, 1927 - July 25, 2014

Dear Grandma, There is just so much we still want to say to you although you were called to heaven on July 25th, 2014. We had time to say our long goodbyes, but it just wasn't long enough. You have touched so many lives in your 86 years and none more so than that of your husband, Charlie Muller. After 66 years of marriage he misses you so terribly that he literally has a broken heart. You were...
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Anna Elizabeth Peterson Kleinman

August 19, 1931 - July 23, 2014

Anna Elizabeth Peterson Kleinman, 82, of Austin, TX passed away July 23, 2014 after an extended illness. She was born on August 19, 1931 in Broxton, GA to Manning W Peterson and Inez Kight Lotheridge who both preceded her in death, as well as her husband, Robert 'Bob' L. Kleinman. She is survived by four children: daughter, Gayle (Atkinson) & John Ball of Lexington, SC; son, Steve & Lola...
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Pauline De La Vega Flores

June 29, 1928 - July 22, 2014

Pauline De La Vega Flores, 86, of Austin passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at her residence in Austin. She was born on June 29, 1928 in Kingsbury, Texas to Juan and Luz Montoya De La Vega. She was a member of St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church and was an Associate with the City of Austin. Pauline was an inspiration to all who knew her gentle, kind, strong spirit. She adored her family...
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Phyllis E. Hein Hook

February 23, 1925 - July 21, 2014

Phyllis Hook, 89, of Austin, Texas, died Monday at Longhorn Village. Phyllis Elizabeth Hein Hook was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Billings, Montana, the fifth of eight children born to Alexander and Mary Gabel Hein. After graduating from Billings High School she went to work for Mountain Bell Telephone, beginning a career with the Bell System that continued in supervisory and managerial positions...
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Margaret Lillie Marek Hunter

May 9, 1926 - July 21, 2014

Margaret Lillie Marek Hunter Margaret Hunter of Austin, Texas was born on May 9, 1926 in Burleson County, Texas to Hynek and Annie Skirvanek Marek. She passed away on July 21, 2014 in Austin, Texas at the age of 88. After graduating from high school Margaret attended Durham Business College in Austin. Following her completion of business studies she went to work at Camp Swift, Texas. There...
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Mark David Strickert

April 9, 1964 - July 20, 2014

Mark David Strickert, 50, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Maui. A beloved husband and father, Mark was born April 9, 1964 in Bradenton, Florida. Mark earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Mark joined IBM after graduation, where he met and fell in love with his best friend, Mary. At the time of his death, Mark was...
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Elsie Lawrence Clemens

March 20, 1916 - July 20, 2014

Elsie Lawrence Clemens Elsie Lawrence Clemens died on July 20, 2014. She was born March 20, 1916 to C.W. and Ethie Wood Lawrence in Quitman, Texas. The Lawrence and Wood families were early settlers of Wood County, Texas and Elsie was proud to be a fourth generation Texan. Growing up in Brackenridge, Texas she was not happy when her junior year of high school her family moved to Longview,...
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LaVerne Gaylord Fast

February 26, 1940 - July 19, 2014

LaVerne Gaylord Fast age 74 died on July 19, 2014, in Austin, Texas. LaVerne was born in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, to Theodore and Hulda (Wall) Fast, He is survived by his wife Ruth Fast (daughter of Peter D. and Sue L. (Harder) Eitzen), of Austin, Texas; son, Randy of New York City, New York; daughter, Stephanie of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren Madeleine, Caroline and Tori all of...
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Gustavo Olivares

November 22, 1919 - July 19, 2014

Gustavo Olivares, 94 of Austin, Texas went to his heavenly rest on July 19, 2014. Gustavo, "Gus" to his friends was born in Mexico November 22, 1919. At a very young age, Gus came to the United States with his parents. Gus grew up in central Texas and left when drafted for military service during World War II. Severe battle wounds left Gus greatly challenged, but never defeated. The United...
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Lorene S. Zoch

August 11, 1926 - July 15, 2014

Lorene S. Zoch age 87 of Giddings died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was born August 11, 1926 in Giddings and was the daughter of Henry and Selma (Fischer) Namken. She was a lifelong resident of Giddings and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Immanuel Ladies Aid for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Herbert Zoch, her brothers, Albert, Alton,...
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Joe Teran Sifuentes

October 3, 1947 - July 14, 2014

Joe T. Sifuentes was born in Austin, Texas on October 3, 1947. Parents were Manuel C. Sifuentes, Sr. and Guadalupe Teran Sifuentes. Joe passed away on July 14, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents; and infant son, Joseph. A lifetime resident of Austin, Joe was unique and extremely bright kind person with many friends. Joe attended Travis High School. Joe was one of five siblings. ...
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Sarah Kathryn Malone Turner

August 17, 1937 - July 14, 2014

Sarah Kathryn Malone Turner, was born in Gainesville, TX on August 17, 1937 as the only child to Jesse Bennett Malone and Helen Louise Steck Williams. She passed away on July 14, 2014 in Austin, TX. She is preceded in death by her son, Miles Bennett Turner and her parents. A longtime resident of Austin, Sarah was an extremely bright and kind person with many friends. Sarah attended...
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Antonio Perea-Borboa

January 17, 1927 - July 14, 2014

Nacido en Enero 17 de 1927 en El Pie de la Loma Edo de Mexico, fallecio en Julio 14, 2014 en Austin Texas. Recordandolo como el mejor de los padres y excelente abuelo dejandonos como herencia, la Integridad respeto, honestidad y amor a la familia. Te Recordaremos siempre en nuestras corazones y en nuestros oraciones. Los servicios funerals se llevaran a cabo el dia Jueves 17 de...
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Raymond Louis Neubauer

February 6, 1942 - July 13, 2014

Raymond Louis Neubauer, Senior Lecturer in Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, died of a sudden heart attack in his home in Austin on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Dr. Neubauer had been teaching in the College of Natural Science since 1994 where he was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2001, teaching a variety of courses including Genetics, Genetics and Evolution, the Structure and Function of...
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Jim Row

February 9, 1948 - July 13, 2014

Jim Row, beloved father, husband, grandfather and friend, died in Austin on July 13th surrounded by family and friends. Jim was a joy to everyone he knew, even only for a moment. The irresistible twinkle in his eye lured many a friend into his singular, adventure-filled world. That same twinkle let you know there was some scheme he was hatching, but never to harm, only to create unique and...
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Erin Cecelia McGarrity Carlson

March 17, 1922 - July 12, 2014

Erin Cecelia McGarrity Carlson passed peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on July 12, 2014. Erin was born on March 17, 1922 in San Antonio and was the fourth of five sisters. She married Swede Carlson on October 17, 1946 and began her life as a military wife travelling to Japan, Hawaii and various other states, finally arriving in Austin in 1965. Erin is preceded in death by her...
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Gene Charles Reynolds

March 14, 1950 - July 10, 2014

Gene Charles Reynolds of Austin, Texas passed on July 10, 2014 at the age of 64. He was a devoted father, brother, son and friend and he will be missed dearly by all. He is preceded in death by his mother, Nina Faye Huffman, and father, Robert Arthur Reynolds. He is survived by his daughter, Cassidy Rose Reynolds; brother, Greg Reynolds, and his wife, Brenda Reynolds; sister, Pamela Collachi,...
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Martha Woods Covert

May 14, 1926 - July 9, 2014

Martha Woods Covert died peacefully July 9, 2014, with her husband and daughters by her side. Born on May 14, 1926, her parents were Joseph Edgar Woods and Kathryn Gary Doyle Woods of Teague, TX. When she was 11 years old, her parents moved to Temple, TX, where Martha lived until graduating from Temple High School. Her early childhood included travelling with her parents to bank conventions,...
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Seneca Justice Smith

September 14, 1977 - July 7, 2014

Seneca Justice Smith of Austin, Texas, passed on July 7, 2014, at the age of 36. A beloved husband, father, son, brother and grandson. He will be missed by his family as well as a host of friends and associates. He was a computer genius, a talented musician, an awesome handyman, loved all things Japanese, and playing video games with friends and his children. He is survived by his wife Anna...
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Katie Margaret McGuire

November 1, 1914 - July 6, 2014

Katie Margaret (Gladney) McGuire of Austin, passed peacefully into the tender care of our Lord on July 6, 2014. She was born on November 1, 1914 in Waxahachie, Texas to H.R. Gladney and Ella Nelson Gladney. Margaret was a Christian her entire life. Margaret received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas A. and I. Kingsville and enjoyed a long teaching career culminating with many years as...
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Judy Florence Short

November 16, 1947 - July 6, 2014

Judy Florence Short age 66 of Austin passed away on July 6, 2014. She is survived by her three daughters; one brother; one sister; and several grandchildren.
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Frank M. Huerta, Jr.

May 16, 1927 - July 4, 2014

Frank M. Huerta, Jr., 87, of Austin passed away on Friday, July 4th, 2014, in Port Aransas, Texas. Frank was born on May 16, 1927, in Austin, Texas to Alice Montana Huerta and Frank Huerta, Sr. He was a member of San Jose Catholic Church; a World War II and Korean Conflict Air Force Veteran and a retired Manager for Louis Shanks Furniture. Survivors include his wife, Simona Villegas Huerta;...
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Robert Eugene Keith

April 11, 1928 - July 4, 2014

Dr. Robert Eugene Keith, resident of Austin since 1978, passed away peacefully on July 4. Born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1928, he became a research engineer at the GE Research Laboratory in Schenectady, NY and Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, OH, and an Assoc. Professor of Industrial Engineering at Penn State. He graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy in Gulfport, MS and the...
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Robert E. Askew, Sr. MD

March 25, 1928 - July 4, 2014

Robert E. Askew, Sr. MD died on July 4th, 2014, an auspicious date for a man who so loved the people and principles of these United States. Born a Texan to Lyndon and Marie Askew, Bob grew up in Ferris. The University of Texas taught Bob, among many other things, to sing "The Eyes of Texas" proudly and his blood ran orange ever since. After a brief stint in the in U.S. Army, Bob returned to...
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Katheryne Brady Chote

April 10, 1921 - July 4, 2014

Katheryne Brady Chote was born April 10, 1921 in Galveston, Texas and passed away July 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Gage Chote in 1968 after 26 years of marriage. Katheryne is survived by their two children, William Gage Chote, Jr. of Houston, Texas and Nancy Chote Hagman of McQueeney, Texas. She also had one granddaughter, Karen Hagman Lundquist and two...
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Hal Starkey

June 19, 1922 - July 4, 2014

Hal Starkey passed on peacefully at his home in Austin July 4, 2014. He was an "Old Austinite", amusing storyteller and merry prankster. Born in Jacksonville, Texas on June 19, 1922, his family moved to Austin in 1923. Hal graduated from Austin High School in 1941. After 1943 Hal joined the Army Air Corps and trained as a B-24 bomber pilot. While on leave one Christmas, he married his high...
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Margaret Yvonne (Godown) Greene

March 30, 1919 - July 4, 2014

Yvonne Greene passed away the morning of July 4, 2014. She was born March 30, 1919 on a farm near Giltner, Nebraska where her parents, Guy Jay Godown (1894-1959) and Elizabeth Veronica (Foley) Godown (1893-1930) were tenant farmers. Her brother, Leonard, was born in their house on another farm near Anselmo, Nebraska in 1922. When their mother died in 1930, Yvonne and Leonard went to live...
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Ida Pearl Pointer Bryson Haggerty

December 25, 1917 - July 4, 2014

IDA PEARL POINTER BRYSON HAGGERTY Pearl was born to John A. Logan Pointer and Amanda Jane Hayes Pointer on December 25, 1917 near Newsome, Texas (in deep east Texas). She passed away on July 4, 2014 at the age of 96. Pearl's family left east Texas in 1922 or 1923 and moved to Collin County, Texas. When she was 12 years old the family moved to Whitewright, Texas (Grayson, County). There she...
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Dan Carey Elliott

October 3, 1951 - July 3, 2014

Dan Carey Elliott of Austin, Texas died peacefully on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at his home with his wife at his side. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 3, 1951, Dan was the son of Dan Elliott and Olevia Jones. He grew up in Louisiana with seven brothers and sisters where he graduated Jefferson high school. He has been a resident of Austin, Texas since 1984. He is survived by his wife,...
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Andrew S. Gatica

September 22, 1951 - July 2, 2014

On July 2, 2014 Andrew S. Gatica answered his call from our Heavenly Father. Andrew was born in Austin, TX and later in his life he moved and became a resident of Elizabethtown, NC for over 20 years. He was a graduate of A.S. Johnston High School in Austin, TX, started a career with Eagle Signal. He continued his education at Bladen Community College throughout his career at Danaher Controls...
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Sara Lamun Hilgers

July 3, 1922 - July 2, 2014

Sara Lamun Hilgers, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, community librarian and friend to many, died on July 2, 2014, in Austin. She was preceded in death by her loving parents and by her brother whom she adored, David Lamun. Sara was born on July 3, 1922 to Bernard and Sylvia Lamun in Kaw City, Oklahoma. They moved to Coffeyville, Kansas and in the midst of the Great Depression, her family...
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Ron Guinn

July 26, 1931 - July 2, 2014

Ronald Miller Guinn Ron Guinn died at his home in Austin on July 2nd from Alzheimer's-related complications, following hip surgery, at the age of 82. He was a fourth-generation Texan, born in Houston on July 26, 1931, to RM Guinn and Frances Sloan Guinn. He is survived by his wife Ann; son, Michael Guinn, and his wife Nica and Ron's grandson, Gabriel RM Guinn, of Santa Barbara, CA; daughter,...
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Johnny Nunez Gonzales

March 3, 1951 - July 1, 2014

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Louise Marie Trammell Martin

May 9, 1918 - July 1, 2014

Louise Marie Trammell Martin was born May 9, 1918, to Lewis S. Trammell and Louise DeBrosse Trammell in Houston, Texas, and passed away peacefully July 1, 2014, at age 96. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, attending schools taught by the Ursuline nuns. In 1969, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Houston, Phi Beta Phi. She subsequently earned her Master's...
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Noberto "Bert" Cruz Rios

October 16, 1957 - July 1, 2014

Truly, life is a journey of joy and sorrow. Bert's earthly journey ended so that he may continue his eternal journey with "Bo" who's walk on earth ended 54 days before him. He was preceded in death by his mother, Epifania Rios. Noberto "Bert" Cruz Rios, Jr. age 56 of Kyle passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He was born on October 16, 1957 to Noberto and Epifania Rios in Slaton, Texas. ...
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Lynn Sherwood Salvador

July 28, 1928 - June 30, 2014

Lynn Sherwood Salvador of Austin, Texas died on June 30, 2014. She was born in Beatrice, Nebraska on July 28, 1928. She attended Vassar College and Stanford University, where she met geology doctoral student, Amos Salvador. She graduated and married Amos in June 1950. Together they had three children and were married for 57 years. Lynn was an avid reader with many interests. She became fluent...
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Ruth Carrese

November 15, 1931 - June 30, 2014

Ruth Delbert Carrese, of Granite Shoals, TX, died on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the age of 82. The funeral was held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 1200 S. Bagdad, Leander, TX at 11:00AM, followed by graveside services at Bagdad Cemetery, 1120 Apple Rock, Leander, TX, where she was laid to rest. Ruth was born on November 15, 1931 in Austin, TX to Tom and...
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Hubert Allan Henry

October 13, 1919 - June 30, 2014

Hubert Allan Henry was born on October 13, 1919 in Pleasanton, Texas. He attended elementary school in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Austin High School in Austin, Texas. In 1941, he entered the U.S. Army as a private. He retired from the Air Force Reserve after 25 years of military service, including five years on active duty. He held enlisted, warrant officer, and commissioned grades...
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Carolyn Hoener Gondran

May 31, 1960 - June 29, 2014

Carolyn Hoener Gondran of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 29, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born on May, 13, 1960 in Newton, MA to Arthur and Margaret Hoener. She grew up in Northampton, MA where she attended Smith College, graduating with degrees in Chemistry and Physics. While in college she was an enthusiastic member of the marching band and picked up a...
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Alfonso Hinson

December 26, 1951 - June 28, 2014

Alfonso was born December 26, 1951 in Kershaw, South Carolina. He was one of eight children born to Jesse & Lula Bell Hinson. Alfonso was affectionately known by his friends and family as 'Al'. Al enjoyed baseball and was a San Francisco Giants fan. He also loved to travel and frequently would take road trips. On August 29, 2009 Al was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He enjoyed...
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Lura Lee Chapman

July 31, 1919 - June 28, 2014

Lura Lee Scott Chapman was a long time resident of Austin and an avid baseball fan. She died in her sleep on June 28, 2014 in Austin, Texas. She was born July 31, 1919 to Ruth Corbett Scott and Dan W. Scott on a farm near Melissa, Collin County, Texas. She grew up in McKinney, Texas. Lura Lee was the belle of McKinney, and the local newspaper wrote glowing accounts of her freshman year at TCU...
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Robert L. Stone, USAF Retired

February 18, 1921 - June 27, 2014

Lt. Col. Stone passed away on June 27, 2014 at the age of 93 in Austin, Texas. He was born in Clay County, Tennessee on February 18, 1921 to Wade P. and Bertha Brown Stone. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John T. Stone and wife Nell; sister, Marie Holt and husband Larma; nephew, Larry Holt; step-son, Randy Wallin. His early education began in a rural one teacher school. ...
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Malcolm Graham

August 20, 1941 - June 26, 2014

Malcolm Smith Graham of Austin died on June 26, 2014 at the Summit at Westlake Hills surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Mary Bland and Tom Graham on August 20, 1941 in Austin. Malcolm attended Wooldridge and Casis Elementary Schools, O'Henry Junior High, and graduated from Austin High in 1959. He received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and a...
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Le Roy J. LaMotte

November 10, 1939 - June 25, 2014

Le Roy Joseph LaMotte, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Cedar Park, TX. He was born November 10, 1939 in St Paul, MN, beloved son of the late Norman F LaMotte and Catherine A Schmolke LaMotte. Le Roy attended the University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN, graduating with honors and continued his education through the years receiving Masters Degrees in Math, Art, and History. Upon...
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Wanda Lea Daily

April 28, 1923 - June 25, 2014

Wanda Daily, a long-time resident of Austin and an avid UT Longhorn fan, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Born in Wingate, Texas on April 28, 1923, she lived a full and wonderful life for 91 years. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 32 years, Roland Daily; her sisters, Chris Cason, Loreece Ashley, Faye Green, Cleo Bishop, Gertie...
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Arnold "Arnie" Spitzer

September 1, 1942 - June 24, 2014

Arnold "Arnie" Spitzer, age 71 passed away unexpectedly on June 24. He was a native of Sunnyside in Queens, NY and though long removed from New York City, he carried a piece of New York with him everywhere he went. He would mystify his family with peculiar un-Texan phrases like "What's doin'?". Arnie served in the U.S. Army between wars as an M.P. stationed at Ft. Bragg, and...
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Stephanie Barthlow Fradkin

October 13, 1965 - June 24, 2014

Stephanie Barthlow Fradkin, 48, of The Hills, Texas went to heaven, June 24, 2014, at Brackenridge University Medical Center. Stephanie was born on October 13, 1965 in Zanesville, Ohio, and raised in Abilene, Texas and Columbus, Ohio. Stephanie was larger than life and will be loved and missed forever. Her smile could light up a room and always made you laugh. Stephanie was a "Jack of all...
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Betty Rylander

May 28, 1921 - June 23, 2014

Grace Elizabeth Zirkel Rylander (Betty) went to her home in Heaven on June 23, 2014. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend. Betty was born on May 28, 1921 in San Antonio, Texas to Raymond Zirkel and Grace Ryan Zirkel. Growing up, Betty was surrounded by a huge, close knit, loving family. She graduated from Brackenridge High School and attended...
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Ivan Johnson Jr.

September 24, 1939 - June 23, 2014

Ivan Johnson, Jr., 74 years old, of Spicewood, Texas passed away June 23, 2014. He was born in Alabama on September 24, 1939 to parents Ivan Johnson, Sr. and Ollie Newton. He was retired from a long career as a team member of Motorola's MOS 8. Ivan Johnson is survived by Angie Laas and Steve Laas, daughter and son-in-law, Courtney Laas, granddaughter, and his five younger siblings, Gail...
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George Alph Mason

October 30, 1926 - June 23, 2014

Mason, George Alph George Alph Mason, 87, passed away in Round Rock on Monday, June 23, 2014. For the last 22 years, he lived on his ranch at Liberty Hill, Texas, taking great pride in his herd of cattle and keeping the fields and pastures to his perfection. Born October 30, 1926, he was the son of the late John C. and Irene H. Mason of Leander, Texas. He was also predeceased by his sister,...
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Thomas Thai Pham

December 3, 1964 - June 23, 2014

Thomas Thai Pham, 49, of Austin passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at Brackenridge University Medical Center in Austin. Born on December 3, 1964, in Binh Duong, Vietnam to Lang Nguyen Pham and Dang Pham he came to the United States in 1981 was a Technician with A.M.D. in Austin. He loved to chat on the computer, shop and bargain online for antiques and occasionally fish. Thomas is...
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Gerald Blansitt

January 9, 1937 - June 22, 2014

Gerald Tate Blansitt, age 77 of Austin, Texas passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014. He was born on Saturday, January 9, 1937 to Albert and Avis Blansitt in Eustace, Texas. Gerald is survived by his wife, Linda Blansitt; daughter, Trina Blansitt Frohock and husband Don; granddaughter, Kristi Blansitt; grandsons, Aidan Frohock, Brendan Frohock. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on...
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David Wyatt Everett

August 2, 1953 - June 22, 2014

David Wyatt Everett, of Austin, Texas, died on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Born in Odessa, Texas on August 2, 1953, Dave was the son of Jess and Bernice Everett. He is survived by his wife Lois Bilbrough, sister Karen Beatty and her spouse Buck Beatty, sister Jeri Hancock and her spouse Mike Hancock, children David Lee Everett and Regina Willis, grandchildren Audra Everett-Cameron, Cole Willis and...
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Frank Lyman III

June 11, 1968 - June 21, 2014

Frank Trenholm Lyman III, 46, of Austin, Texas, loving and beloved husband, father, son, brother, and son-in-law, died early Saturday morning, June 21, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on the outskirts of Austin. A vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the road hit the Lyman family's vehicle head-on. The two other passengers, Frank's wife and youngest daughter,...
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David Gelber

November 20, 1942 - June 21, 2014

David Marshall Gelber, 71, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 21, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. Mr. Gelber, who discovered his passion for running at the age of 55, was a proud member of Gilbert's Gazelles Running Club in Austin and a 4-time marathon finisher. A Chicago native, by way of Philadelphia, Mr. Gelber moved to Austin in 1993 to pursue his interest in being a...
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James Alfred Alex

January 5, 1942 - June 20, 2014

James Alfred Alex, retired decorated United States Air Force veteran left his home where he resided in Austin Texas and departed to his last duty station to his Eternal Heavenly home at age 72, on Friday, June 20, 2014. He honorably served in the Korean and Vietnam War during his time in the United States Air Force. Born in Beaumont Texas, he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and...
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Melvin Crawford

August 7, 1922 - June 20, 2014

Melvin Crawford, age 91, passed from this life to be with the Lord on Friday, June 20, 2014 in Austin Texas. He was born August 7, 1922 in Thrall, Texas to William Rufus and Stella Crawford. Melvin grew up in rural Central Texas during the Great Depression. He graduated from Manor High School in 1941. After high school, he was hired by Underwood Corporation but then enlisted in the Navy in...
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Lidmila Kocian Waterman

November 3, 1926 - June 19, 2014

Lidmila Waterman, 87, went to be with our Lord Thursday, June 19, 2014. She passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 32 years, LtCol Gerald L. Waterman. Also predeceasing her were her parents Joseph and Agnes Kocian, her siblings Joseph Kocian, Edward Kocian, Mary Koncak, Frank Kocian, and Charles Kocian, granddaughter...
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Lily Hannah Josephine Dawson

March 6, 1919 - June 17, 2014

Lily Hannah Josephine Dawson Born on March 6, 1919. Went HOME on June 17, 2014. Lily was born in a small, dusty village in India called Bethlehem, in South India. Her parents were Samuel and Koilpillai. Her father was a Christian missionary and went from village to village preaching God's Word. Her mother was a school teacher committed to spreading Christianity in the remote villages. ...
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