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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

Ken Kenigsberg

June 23, 1929 - September 27, 2016

Reuben Kenneth ("Ken") Kenigsberg was born June 23rd, 1929 and died September 27th, 2016 at the age of 87 after complications from a subdural hematoma. Ken devoted his life to saving children. In his 40 years of practicing medicine, he was chief of pediatric surgery at North Shore University Hospital; he performed one of the first successful separations of conjoined twins in the United States;...
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Lynda Menn

May 20, 1941 - September 25, 2016

Lynda Elmore Burford Menn was born on May 20, 1941, and was set free by her Savior, Jesus Christ on September 25, 2016. Lynda was born in Lubbock, Texas, to Leroy and Dortha Elmore. She graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock and attended Texas Tech University, where she was an active member and officer of Delta Delta Delta national sorority. While attending Texas Tech University, she was...
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Mary Whiteaker Perry

December 10, 1927 - September 25, 2016

Mary Whiteaker Perry of Cedar Park, Texas went to be with the Lord at the age of 88 on Sunday, September 25, 2016 as a result of end stage dementia. She had been a resident of Sagebrook Health Center since November of 2013. Mary was born on December 12, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas to Radelle Cocreham Whiteaker and Jesse Elbert Whiteaker. She had two loving brothers James Elbert Whiteaker (Bert...
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Brent Douglas Beare

July 20, 1972 - September 24, 2016

Brent D. Beare, a seventh generation Texan whose ancestral roots are traced back to the Republic of Texas, died quietly and peacefully of natural causes at his home in Lakeway on September 24, 2016. Brent was born in Longview, Texas in 1972. Brent was a natural born musician who started unexpectedly picking out the notes of church hymns on a church piano after Sunday services when he was...
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Michael Cromwell Crowley

February 19, 1951 - September 23, 2016

Michael Crowley was born on February 19, 1951, in Dallas, Texas and died on September 23, 2016, in Austin, Texas. The family moved to Austin in 1959 with Michael attending St. Austin's Catholic School, St. Edward's High School and graduating from McCallum High School in 1969 as a proud member of the Royal Court Players (RCP). He went on to earn his BA in English from The University of Texas...
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James "Jim" Richard Boylan

November 29, 1940 - September 22, 2016

Jim passed peacefully on September 22, 2016, at the age of 75. He was a long-time resident of Montclair, New Jersey and, later, of Spring Branch, Texas. His family and friends are grateful for his generous, caring and courageous spirit and his quick wit, which will be missed by all who knew him. Jim was born in Detroit, Michigan to Ruth Fenton and Harold Boylan. After a four-year stint in...
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Stephen Dennis

April 29, 1946 - September 22, 2016

Dr. Stephen Dennis Our much loved husband, father and grandfather passed away Sept. 22, 2016. Steve loved learning, loved discussing politics, and loved being Jewish. He was an avid reader, and was a creative photographer. Steve received a B.S. degree from Long Island University, and a masters and Ph.D from New York University. His love of children led to a career as teacher, guidance...
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Harry Emil Ullmann

May 11, 1928 - September 22, 2016

Harry Emil Ullmann was called by our heavenly Father on 22 September, 2016. Harry was born to Emil and Caralina Ullmann on May 11, 1928 in Floresville, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy from July of 1947 to June of 1950. He moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico in September of 1950 where he worked at the Duval Corporation as business manager. In October of 1967, he moved to Austin with his family to work...
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Kent Morrison Rider

February 7, 1946 - September 21, 2016

Kent Morrison Rider, 70, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. He was recovering from open-heart bypass surgery and was under treatment for mantle cell lymphoma. Kent was born on February 7, 1946, in Austin to Violet McLaurin and G. Kent Rider. Kent was a native Austinite and was descended from the original 300 settler families of Stephen F. Austin. He attended...
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Margaret Odeal Nauert Dickens

May 4, 1924 - September 21, 2016

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend Margaret Odeal Nauert Dickens, age 92, of Austin, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2016. She was born on May 4, 1924 to William and Selma (Wieland) Nauert in Dessau, Texas. Margaret was predeceased in death by her father and mother, her husband who was the love of her life, Lewis E. "Babe" Dickens, Sr., son Lewis E. 'Bubba'...
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Nelda Marie Munguia

October 24, 1927 - September 20, 2016

Nelda Marie Munguia passed peacefully in her sleep early Tuesday morning, September 20, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Munguia was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 24, 1927, the only surviving child of the late Anita and Edward Dominguez. As a child, she lived in several places in Texas and Louisiana where her father, a civil engineer, was involved in large WPA Projects. She attended Martin...
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D. J. "Judd" Longley

September 9, 1929 - September 19, 2016

D. J. "Judd" Longley, DDS passed away peacefully on September 19, 2016 at age 87. He and his wife Polly were married 64 years and lived in Austin since their retirement in 1995. Judd was known as a painless dentist practicing his profession for forty years – first in Midland, Texas – then for thirty years in Deer Park. Judd is also survived by his three children, Paul Longley of Austin;...
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Olivia Gonzales Salinas

January 20, 1924 - September 19, 2016

Olivia Gonzales Salinas passed on to Heaven on September 19, 2016. Olivia was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Her most shining achievement is the heritage of Christian faith she leaves behind to her family. Born in Lytton Springs, she and her husband Pete Salinas, Sr. moved to Austin in 1941, where they raised seven children. ...
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Jessie B. Shelby

March 15, 1923 - September 19, 2016

Jessie B. Shelby was born on March 15, 1923 and most blessedly went to be with her Lord on the evening of September 19, 2016. As the ninth of ten children and the eighth of nine girls, she grew up just west of downtown along Shoal Creek at the corner of Ninth Street and Henderson. As a lifelong Austinite, Jessie B. attended Palm Elementary, University Junior High and graduated from Austin High...
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Susan O. Sheridan

June 27, 1949 - September 18, 2016

Susan O. Sheridan, born on June 27, 1949, peacefully went home to see her Heavenly Father while surrounded by her family on September 18, 2016. She was preceded in death and will be greeted in Heaven by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ostrander of Normandy, Missouri and her brother Bradley Ostrander. Left to cherish in her memory are her loving husband of 49 years, Thomas E. Sheridan; her...
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Lucille Jeannette Lancaster

February 3, 1928 - September 18, 2016

Lucille Jeannette Lancaster, 88, of Austin, TX was called home by her Heavenly Father on September 18, 2016. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 5-7 PM and services on Thursday morning at 10 AM, both at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on 2620 S Congress Ave. Internment is to follow at Forest Oaks Cemetery in Oak Hill. Pallbearers are Barrett Lancaster, Chad Lancaster, Brad...
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Jo Dawn Noble

February 17, 1943 - September 18, 2016

Jo Dawn Noble, 73, passed peacefully from this life to the next on Sunday, September 18th at her home in Austin, Texas, after a lengthy fight with lung cancer. Born on February 17th, 1943, she was the first daughter and third child of Roy and Dora Hill of Amarillo, TX. Jo Dawn studied English literature at West Texas State University and Texas Christian University before completing a Master of...
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Judith Evelyn Filler

January 14, 1949 - September 17, 2016

Daughter of Louis and Shulamith (Burstein) Filler. World traveler, connoisseur and cook, gardener, book and movie lover, spiritual seeker, animal lover, and tireless advocate for the poor and marginalized, she made a positive difference in many lives. Jude was raised in Yellow Springs, Ohio, spent some high school years in Israel, and graduated from Antioch College. She traveled in Latin...
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Harry L. Bengtson

September 4, 1930 - September 17, 2016

Harry L. Bengtson, Jr. went to his heavenly home at 5p.m. on September 17, 2016 surrounded by his wife, daughter and son. He was born in Austin, TX on September 4, 1930, to Harry Bengtson, Sr. and Laura Lindahl. He attended Mathews Elementary, Allan Junior High, and graduated from Austin High School. He was a 3 sport letterman at Austin High and was an officer and member of multiple school...
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Doug Beaty

March 1, 1951 - September 17, 2016

On September 17, 2016, Douglas Dell Beaty lifted his heart and soul unto the heavens after a five-year battle with cancer. Doug was truly one of God's finest children and will always be remembered for his ability to never meet a stranger, his great love of life and his larger than life laugh. Doug will be missed by his wife, Mindy, his sons Brandon and Parker, his brother and sister-in-law...
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Ida "Bette" Hackworth

April 16, 1923 - September 17, 2016

Ida "Bette" Hackworth, age 93, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016. She was born in Kentucky on April 16, 1923, and was a resident of Austin for the past 49 years. She retired as bookkeeper of O. Henry Middle School in 2006 after 38 years of service. Bette was preceded in death by her husband John Hackworth, two sons Rick and Bud Hackworth, grandson John Hackworth and two brothers Bill...
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Marjorie Thomas Folk

March 11, 1926 - September 16, 2016

Most of Marge's ancestors were Quakers in the Philadelphia area, stemming from William Penn's colony. She was born 11 March, 1926, and spent her childhood in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. After attending Westtown, a Quaker school, she entered Penn State. On March 14, 1946, she joined the Nittany Coop, a student rooming/boarding organization for boys and girls, and on her first supper, met...
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Margaret M Pratt

May 26, 1936 - September 16, 2016

Born May 26, 1936 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, TX. Died September 16, 2016 in Austin, TX. Margaret graduated from Jefferson High School in San Antonio, TX. She had a Bachelor of Arts from TX State College for Women and a Masters of Science in Math from San Jose State College, San Jose, CA. She was an artist, a writer and a spiritual mentor to many. She also was brilliant in the computer...
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Tony "TA" Ayala

August 5, 1938 - September 16, 2016

Tony "TA" Mendez Ayala of Austin passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, September 16, 2016. He was born August 5th, 1938 in Austin Texas to Herminia Mendez Daywood and Frank Ayala, Sr., stepfather, John Daywood, and stepmother Socorro Ayala. He was preceded in death by daughter, Linda Ayala; first wife, Mary Ninfa Ayala; his parents Herminia and John Daywood and Frank...
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Jacob Sol Lambert

August 28, 1997 - September 15, 2016

Jacob Sol Lambert, 19, shone his bright light on our lives on the afternoon of August 28, 1997 in Austin, Texas. Jacob was a lifelong resident of Kyle and he lived vibrantly, being passionate about music, bicycling, skateboarding, swimming and an overall appreciation of life and its joys. He existed in this world beloved by many. His middle name was Sol, which is the spanish word for sun, and...
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Tommie L. Brooks

April 21, 1922 - September 14, 2016

Tommie Lee Brooks was born in Elgin, Texas to Cain and Arinna Smith on April 21, 1922. She received her GED and Nursing Certificate at a late age in Austin, Texas. She was employed at Travis State School for many years. After the death of her sister Johnnie she took on the responsibility of raising and educating her two nephews, Roosevelt Clark and Robert Wilson and her own daughter, Rev. Ruby...
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Hans Baade

December 16, 1929 - September 14, 2016

Hans Baade, who has died in Austin at the age of 86, was a leading representative of a group of notable North American legal scholars who came from Central European emigré backgrounds. Born in Berlin in 1929, he came from a German-Jewish family milieu which influenced his destiny in many significant ways and which he shared with a number of eminent professors of law at American and Canadian...
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Joy Hrobak

December 25, 1937 - September 14, 2016

Joy was born at home in Yantis Texas on Christmas day in 1937 and appropriately named Mary LaJoy by her parents, Alvoy Andrew and Velma Caroline Bussell. She was the 7th of 9 children who grew up on a large farm in rural East Texas about 100 miles from Dallas. She passed away on September 14 in Austin, Texas. After graduating from Quitman High School, Joy worked in Houston and Dallas...
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Judith Ann Thomas

February 19, 1940 - September 13, 2016

Judy Ann Thomas, age 76 of San Marcos, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was born February 19, 1940 in Mineral Wells, TX, to Roy and Alverine Hardwick. Judy attended Texas School for the Deaf and was a member of the Austin, Dallas, and Ft. Worth Associations for the Deaf. She loved to play card games, and loved spending time with her family and friends. Judy was employed with...
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Annie Katheryn "Kay" Allen

June 6, 1919 - September 13, 2016

Annie Katheryn "Kay" Allen died September 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. She was born in 1919 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Clute Bernard Hixon and Kate Baldwin Perkins. Kay attended nursing school at the Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas. During World War II, The Armed Forces needed nurses, and Kay answered that call, joining the Army. After finishing school, she received the rank of Second...
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Thomas Edward Short

July 16, 1928 - September 12, 2016

Thomas Edward Short, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, Texas on Monday September 12th. Tom's life was very exceptional. He grew up in South Texas, learning the oil business by helping his father operate leases and rough-necking as a teenager. He then joined the US Air Force / Army Air Corps where he proudly participated in the Berlin Air Lift ...
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Joan Larue (McCalla) Farrar

February 6, 1930 - September 11, 2016

Joan, aged 86, died peacefully on September 11, 2016, with her family beside her after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Joan was born February 6, 1930, in Temple, Texas, the daughter of Coy and Cora Farrar. Joan was a charmingly innocent beauty who accepted life's challenges with good humor and a smile. She enjoyed dancing, time with her friends, and cheering for the Texas Longhorns and...
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Frances Weathered

August 16, 1925 - September 11, 2016

Frances Lavilla Sikes Weathered, 91 passed away in Austin, Texas on September 11, 2016. She was born in Clovis, New Mexico to Bill and Bower Sikes on August 16, 1925. She was raised in Wayside, TX and Slaton, TX. She married Frank Hover Weathered on June 15, 1949. They lived in San Angelo, Odessa, New York City and spent most of their lives in Brownsville, Texas. Frances was a Real Estate...
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Joan Ruth Flanagan Flynn

September 8, 1930 - September 11, 2016

Joan Ruth Flanagan Flynn passed peacefully in Austin, Texas, on September 11, 2016, at the age of 86. A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Odessa, Texas on November 12, 2016. Her unbounded generosity, wisdom and wit will be missed by everyone who knew her. Joan was born in Springdale, Arkansas, on September 8, 1930 to Ruth Mayes Flanagan and Joe Flanagan....
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Timothy "Tim" Francis O'Sullivan

February 16, 1956 - September 11, 2016

Timothy Francis O'Sullivan passed away peacefully September 11, 2016 in New Braunfels, Texas. Tim was born in Midland, Michigan on February 16, 1956, grew up as the youngest of six and attended Midland High School. Tim moved to Houston and served as a fireman/EMT with the Houston Fire Department for 27 years from 1980 - 2007. He retired to New Braunfels where he enjoyed his days on the...
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Virginia "Ginnie" Lewis

March 19, 1938 - September 10, 2016

Virginia (Ginnie) Carol Lewis, age 78, passed away in Lakeway, Texas on September 10, 2016. Born on March 19, 1938 in Rochester, New York, she was the daughter of baseball sportswriter Alfred C Weber and Doris Goings. Virginia was known as one of the most popular gals in her class at John Marshall High School in Rochester, where she was head of the cheerleading squad and remembered as a petite...
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Virginia Ann Lane

October 22, 1932 - September 10, 2016

Virginia Ann von Rosenberg Lane, born October 22, 1932, died Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Bee Cave Texas at the age of 83. Virginia Ann was born in a little house on West Lynn in Austin to loving parents Ralph William von Rosenberg and Eula Irene Myers von Rosenberg. The family soon moved to the rich farmlands east of Austin known as Govalle where her family raised peanuts and chickens....
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Manuel Castillo

August 3, 1922 - September 10, 2016

Manuel Castillo passed away September 10, 2016 at the age of 94 in Austin, Texas. He was born on August 3, 1922 in Austin, Texas. He served in the U. S. Army from November 9, 1942 to June 13, 1945, in various locations in Germany and France, receiving several medals, including the National Defense and Purple Heart. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ascencion Martinez Castillo; father,...
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Marvin Marion Henry

July 20, 1915 - September 10, 2016

Marvin Marion Henry, born July 20, 1915 passed away peacefully on September 10, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Young Henry of 63 wonderful years of marriage. For the past 60 years, he was a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Jesters, Alzafar and Ben Hur Temples. Mr. Henry is survived by his daughter Martha Jo Henry Blaylock and husband Brent; his son Marvin Chet Henry...
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Bettye Lucille Simmons Gunn

August 3, 1929 - September 9, 2016

Bettye Gunn, 87, of Round Rock, Texas passed into the loving arms of her Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, September 9th, 2016. She was born Bettye Lucille Simmons on August 3, 1929, in San Antonio, Texas to James N. Simmons and Chellie Smith Simmons. Soon after, her family moved to Dallas and later to Rockwall, Texas, where she grew up and attended high school. She was extremely popular with her...
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Georgia Lavonne McManus

August 2, 1934 - September 9, 2016

Georgia Lavonne McManus 82 longtime resident of Austin, TX was called to her eternal home on Friday September 9, 2016. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday September 17th at Christian Life Church, 4700 West Gate Austin, TX with Pastor Rex Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Cook Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial, 6300 William Cannon Drive Austin, TX 78749. Visitation will be Friday...
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James S. St. Aubyn

September 5, 1944 - September 8, 2016

Jim St. Aubyn, 72, of Austin passed away on September 8, 2016. He was born on September 5, 1944 and grew up in Russell, Kansas. After earning a BS degree from Ft. Hays State University in Hays, KS, he first worked for USF&G Insurance Company in Wichita, KS. Through a job offer he and his wife Nancy moved to Austin in 1986 where insurance continued to be his professional career. He retired from...
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Richard Allan Kutner, Jr.

July 29, 1957 - September 8, 2016

Richard Allan Kutner, Jr. passed away on September 8, 2016 after battling lung cancer for over two years. Born July 29, 1957 in Monroe, LA, Richard was 59 years old. We will miss Richard's encyclopedic knowledge of music, novels and current events, awesome insights and really bad jokes, and his invaluable ability to simplify bureaucratic jargon and conjure "out of the box" solutions. He was...
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William Troy McCombs

August 20, 1931 - September 7, 2016

William Troy McCombs, age 85, of Austin died Wednesday September 7, 2016 in Austin. He was born August 20, 1931 in Dawson County, Texas to Forrest and Beatrice McCombs. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a surveyor during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Labrador and Washington State. As a civilian he lived in El Paso, where he raised his family till 1975 at which time he moved his...
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Clovis Oleta Barron-Foster Cameron

February 17, 1923 - September 5, 2016

Clovis Oleta Barron-Foster Cameron, age 93, passed to her heavenly home on September 5, 2016. Clovis was a resident of Georgetown, Texas for the past 5 years and resided at a Wesleyan home. She was born in Drumright, Oklahoma and spent her childhood in Borger, Texas. She lived most of her adult life in the Midwest (NE, SD). She raised her 4 children there and was very active in community affairs....
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Harold W. (Bill) Kohl, Jr., M.D.

January 16, 1935 - September 5, 2016

KOHL, Harold W. (Bill) Jr. MD, passed away September 5, 2016 in Austin Texas at the age of 81 years after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Rose Ann. Bill was an internal medicine physician in Tucson for more than 38 years. He was born and raised in Tucson and graduated from Tucson High School and the University of Arizona. Bill returned to Tucson to...
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Helen Henion

June 23, 1925 - September 5, 2016

Helen Mickelsen Henion passed from this life on September 5, 2016 at Westminster in Austin. She was born into a military family in Bridgeport, Conn on June 23, 1925, the daughter of Lieutenant General Stanley R. and Ruth Mickelsen (Klemer). Helen traveled the world moving 37 times during her life as a U.S. Army "brat" and a proud and dedicated U.S. Army wife. She faithfully served her family,...
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Ruth Shipley

June 1, 1922 - September 5, 2016

Ruth Maureen Johnson Scott Shipley, 94, of Lakeway passed away Monday, September 5, 2016 with her daughters by her side. She was born on June 1, 1922 in Great Falls, North Dakota to Otto and Alice Johnson. She was raised in Anoka, Minnesota and attended Hamline University where she met Ted Scott, her husband of 34 years. The Scott family resided in Houston, Texas from 1954 to 1976 when she and...
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John Culver

March 6, 1930 - September 5, 2016

John Leonard Culver, age 86, peacefully passed away September 5, 2016 at Longhorn Village, where he and his wife Mary Jo have made their home over the past five years. John lived an amazing life. After serving in the Korean War, he went to College in Mexico City on the G.I. Bill. He always joked that the "gas and margaritas were cheap there!" After college, John accepted a position with...
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John Brett Thompson

February 16, 1962 - September 4, 2016

John Brett Thompson, 54, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016. He was born on February 16, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, to John E. Thompson and Nancy L. Smith Thompson. Funeral services will be private. We Love you Brett!
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Daniel John Szatkowski

January 11, 1979 - September 4, 2016

Daniel John Szatkowski, age 37, of Austin, TX passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016. He was born January 11, 1979 in Rahway, New Jersey. Daniel is survived by his mother, Marcy Markowitz Keorlet; his father, John Szatkowski; and his sister, Michelle Darfler. Dan was an artist who poured his creativity in many outlets of expression, and left a legacy of musical creation that has bonded...
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E. Jane Wellburn

October 29, 1918 - September 4, 2016

Ellen Jane Wellburn, 97, entered into eternal peace on Sunday, September 4, 2016. Jane was born on October 29, 1918, the only child of the late O.B. Worrall and Elizabeth Bell Worrall. Jane was a longtime member of the PEO Sisterhood, starting in 1954 in the CP Chapter located in Port Arthur, TX. She was recognized as a Golden Girl, after fifty years of membership by the HB Chapter of PEO in...
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Janice Irene Watt

December 13, 1943 - September 3, 2016

Janice Watt, 72, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2016. Janice was born December 13, 1943, in Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Jeanette Watt. Janice is survived by her daughter, Debbie Ryerson (Carlos) of Austin; sons, Jerry Watt of Smithville and Tommy Gunn of Australia; brothers, Will Watt (Wanda) of Friendswood, Tabb Watt (Gail) of...
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Sarah Ann Kayser Yarick

January 16, 1933 - September 2, 2016

Sarah Yarick, 83, loving mother, sister, and grandmother passed away Friday evening September 2, 2016. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sarah lived there most of her life. She moved to Austin with her late husband Thomas B. Yarick to accompany her daughter, Deborah Y. Grassel and son-in-law Jay E. Grassel and their children, Jay A. Grassel, Daniel Y. Grassel and Olivia J. Grassel. Sarah...
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David Michael Shaffell

April 26, 1955 - September 2, 2016

David Michael Shaffell passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016. David was born on April 26, 1955 in Temple, Texas to Glenda Jean Dunavant Shaffell and William Edward Shaffell, Jr. As part of a military family, David attended schools in many locations: Texarkana, Texas; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Zweibruceken, Germany; Killeen High School and graduated from Temple High School in 1974. ...
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Donna Smalley Brown

July 7, 1949 - September 2, 2016

Donna Smalley Brown was the fourth child born of Donald and Dorothy Smalley in Columbus, Ohio on July 7, 1949. Her father was a riveter for Curtiss-Wright, and her mother was a homemaker. All of her primary and secondary education was completed in the Columbus public schools. She spent time with her two brothers and sister playing in the parks in the neighborhood, and swimming at the...
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Lemuel Scarbrough, Jr.

July 31, 1934 - September 1, 2016

Lemuel Scarbrough, Jr., a life-time resident of Austin, passed away at his home on the evening of Thursday, September 1, 2016. Lem was born on July 31, 1934 to Lemuel Scarbrough, Sr. and Margaret Caldwell Scarbrough. He went to Austin public schools, graduating from Austin High. He attended his freshman year at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO transferring and graduating with a degree...
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William "Bill" Dodson

July 1, 1927 - September 1, 2016

William Lauderdale Dodson, 89, of Austin passed into God's glorious Kingdom on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Born on July 1, 1927 in Lampasas, Texas, Bill grew up in the small community of Naruna before moving to Burnet. He graduated from Burnet High School and enlisted in the Navy, graduating from boot camp on VJ Day, 1945. After earning a BBA degree on the GI Bill from the University of...
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Neil Hopkins

November 1, 1928 - August 31, 2016

Neil McKinney Hopkins (Lt. Col., Ret., US Army), beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend passed away at the age of 87 on August 31, 2016. Neil was born on November 1, 1928 in Houston, Idaho to Guy and Helen Hopkins. He attended the College of Idaho and graduated from the University of Omaha. Neil enlisted in the US Army where he served in the Korean War. He retired, as a Lt....
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James Hampton Trice, PhD

January 9, 1955 - August 31, 2016

Dr. Trice was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and grew up in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in physics. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submarine officer. After Naval Service he finished his studies at the University of Kentucky in nuclear physics. In 1997 Dr. Trice moved to Austin and was working at Nokia on...
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Claude Dee Ross

August 7, 1936 - August 31, 2016

Claude Dee Ross, after 80 love-filled years with us, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2016 at home in Pflugerville following a long battle with lymphoma and Parkinson's. The love of his life, constant companion and wife of 61 years, Carolyn, was at his side, as was their daughter Charlotte and son Clendon. Born on August 7, 1936 at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Claude joined an...
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Guy Edmund Knolle, Jr. MD, F.A.C.S.

April 8, 1936 - August 30, 2016

The life and memory of Guy Edmund Knolle, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. Guy Edmund Knolle, Jr., M.D., died peacefully August 30, 2016 at the age of 80. Known affectionately by his grandchildren as "Ace", an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of ophthalmic surgery and an accomplished pilot, Guy was a larger than life personality to those who knew him well. He will be remembered for his...
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Patricia Ann Rice

August 27, 1934 - August 30, 2016

Patricia Ann Hope was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas, on August 27, 1934, to O.L. and Anna Mae Hope. She passed away peacefully on August 30, 2016. She was married to John Charles Rice for 56 years. Pat and John retired in Houston in 1989 and moved to Lakeway, Texas. She especially enjoyed singing barbershop harmony with the Sweet Adelines in Houston and Lakeway's Wildflowers and Sing-a...
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Kevin Francis O'Keeffe

August 24, 1952 - August 30, 2016

Kevin Francis O'Keeffe was, by turn, a sportswriter, a public servant, a husband, a father, a brother, and a friend to all. After a battle with heart valve failure, he died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 64. O'Keeffe was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and shortly after moved to Chicago, where he spent his formative years. He went to Trinity University in San Antonio, where he studied journalism. He...
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Alexander Raney Easley Davsley

January 3, 1987 - August 30, 2016

Alexander Raney Easley Davsley passed away Tuesday night doing something he loved, riding his motorcycle. He lived fully with the wind in his hair and his feet running on the ground to a new adventure. There was not a stranger he wouldn't grace with his smile or kindness. He was always prepared for anything especially given his Eagle Scout background, so one can only imagine that he met heaven...
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Mary C. Torrez

January 31, 1937 - August 30, 2016

Mary C. Torrez, age 79 of Austin, Texas passed away August 30, 2016. Mom suffered a fall that resulted in a traumatic head injury in April and since then her health had declined. She was preceded in death by daughter, Diana; grandson, Adrian Hidrogo; great-granddaughter, baby Felicia Torrez; parents, Catarino and Ramona Correa and seven of eight siblings. Mary is survived by her children,...
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Rita Kloss Hall

October 18, 1950 - August 29, 2016

Rita Kloss Hall died Monday, August 29, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 65. She was born October 18, 1950 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to Henry Kloss and Leta Fay Hays. While her father was in the U.S. Navy, Rita lived in Boston, Massachusetts, Key West, Florida, Nice, France, and North Chicago, Illinois before the family settled in Austin, Texas in 1960. Rita graduated from Lanier High...
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Roger Haltom Sikes

September 1, 1923 - August 29, 2016

Roger Haltom Sikes, age 92, passed away Monday night, August 29, 2016, surrounded by family at his home in Round Rock, Texas. Roger Haltom Sikes was born September 1, 1923, in Benchley, Texas to Luther Elby Sikes and Roxie Elizabeth Haltom. He married Mable Hawley on June 10, 1946. They raised a family of three boys and two girls. Roger earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil...
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Charlie Chapman

February 8, 1921 - August 28, 2016

Charlie Chapman of Austin, age 95, passed from this earth to Heaven on Sunday morning, August 28, 2016. Charlie was born on February 8, 1921 in Lone Oak, Texas, the seventh son of Bill and Odar Chapman. He was raised in the northeast Texas cotton farming community of Lone Oak, graduated from Lone Oak High School and after proudly serving his country in the United States Army Air Corps during...
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Leonard Gerhardt

July 23, 1924 - August 28, 2016

Leonard Gerhardt 92, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Amarillo, died August 28, 2016. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, in the Chapel of Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016, in Memorial Park Mausoleum in Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Gerhardt was born near...
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Kay Hart

September 25, 1940 - August 28, 2016

Judith Kay Pegues Hart died on Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 75. Kay is survived by her husband of 53 years, the Honorable Joseph Hill Hart, son Joseph Scott Hart and his partner Ross Anthony Brown, daughter Julia Furman Hart, grandson Eli Hart-Johnson, brother David Scott Pegues, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Kay was born on September 25, 1940 in Alice,...
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Edith Rose "Edie" Hungerford

October 22, 1927 - August 27, 2016

Edith Rose Humphrey Hungerford, age 88, died peacefully on Saturday, August 27, 2016, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral and interment of ashes will take place on Monday, September 5, 2016, at 2:00 pm at St. Francis–by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas. Her grandson, the Rev. Eric Hungerford, will be officiating. Edith Rose, or "Edie," was the daughter...
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Thomas H. Nance, Jr.

November 3, 1923 - August 27, 2016

Thomas H. Nance, Jr. died August 27, 2016, at the age of 92. He was born November 3, 1923, on a ranch west of Kyle near the Blanco River in the same house (originally a log cabin) where both his father and grandfather were born. He was the first of three children born to Thomas Hardy Nance and Dorothy Davis Nance. The Nances were a pioneer family in Hays County. He graduated from Kyle High...
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Edith Calder Taborsky

July 17, 1920 - August 27, 2016

Edith Calder Taborsky, 96, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016. She was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia on July 17, 1920 to Leslie and Yarmila Calder. Prior to the Nazi occupation, she and her parents left Czechoslovakia and moved to England where they remained until the end of World War II. In England, she secured a position with the Czech government-in-exile. There she met Edward Taborsky...
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Zuma "Jane" Bonewitz

November 9, 1920 - August 26, 2016

Zuma "Jane" Bonewitz was born Zuma Jane Wood to Thomas Eugene Wood and Lula Marie Garner on November 9, 1920 in a farm house near Moody, TX. Jane was a wife, mother and grandmother. She was totally devoted to her husband of 65 yrs, Lucian Alexander Bonewitz. Jane loved family gatherings, playing games such as dominos and cards. She also loved to sew, cross-stitch and crochet, using...
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Joan Portis Wyatt

December 18, 1931 - August 25, 2016

Joan Portis Wyatt passed from this life to heaven on August 25, 2016. Joan was pre-deceased by her parents, Ross and Ermine Portis; her husband, Gordon (Sonny) Wyatt and her sister, Wanda Portis Eisenlohr. She is survived by son, Michael Gordon Wyatt and wife, Faye; son, Judson Chandler Wyatt and wife, Michele; and five grandchildren, Adam, Chandler, Richard, Rachel and Daniel. Joan was...
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David G. Nance

October 17, 1951 - August 23, 2016

DAVID G. NANCE GENTLEMAN AND SCHOLAR David Guajardo Nance, 64, of Austin, Texas entered eternal rest on August 23, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born October 17, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas, David is preceded in death by his father Dwight Jefferson Nance. David is survived by his wife Christy Mallinson Nance; two children, Christiane "CJ" Nance Velasco and Adam Domecq...
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Courtney D'Armond Phelps

April 16, 1979 - August 23, 2016

Courtney D'Armond Phelps, 37, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Anyone who knew Courtney would describe him as being incredibly kind, generous and loving. Courtney was a great man, large in stature and with an enormous heart, both literally and figuratively. Unbeknownst to anyone, Courtney's heart was almost twice the size of an average man, which ultimately led to its failure. ...
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Harrison Shields McClure

June 3, 1994 - August 22, 2016

On Monday, August 22 at 2:00 pm, our precious Harrison Shields McClure, age 22, of Austin, Texas, was killed in an automobile accident in Coleman, Texas. He was on his way back to start his senior year at Santa Fe University of Art and Design from which he would have graduated in May of next year. Harrison was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 3, 1994 to parents Elizabeth Bush and Brian Reed...
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Rex Wiginton

November 13, 1941 - August 22, 2016

Rexford Hooks Wiginton passed into the final frontier on the morning of August 22nd, at 10:12 a.m. He was born and raised in Longview, TX. He served 3 years in the army as an armor crewman in Troop E, 2nd Squadron, class SP4 E-4, from 1964 to 1967. Rex was honorably discharged and earned a National Defense Service medal. He then earned a Masters of Business Admin. degree at UT Austin in May 1972....
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Steven Thomas Isaacs

September 12, 1964 - August 21, 2016

Steven Thomas Isaacs passed away August 21, 2016. Steven leaves behind his Life Partner of 20 years, Stephen Holman and their Son, Thomas Charles (T.C.) Isaacs. Steven was a Graduate of Tascosa High in Amarillo, TX and Tarlton State University in Stephenville, TX. Steven is also survived by his Mother Jane Isaacs, Sister Sharon Stephenson, Brother-in-law Bob Stephenson, Nephew Corey Haese...
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Mary Susan Muelhaupt Overbey

October 4, 1933 - August 21, 2016

Mom always told us, "Celebrate quick before something happens!" We celebrated a lot in our lives because she always made things happen. On Sunday afternoon, August 21, 2016, Mom showed us a whole new way to celebrate. With her huge family all around singing, praying, telling stories, laughing, crying and being together, she stepped into the arms of her Savior and into Heaven. Quite a...
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Viola Kirby Lewis Davis

January 17, 1919 - August 20, 2016

Viola Kirby Lewis Davis went home to be with the Lord on August 20, 2016. She was born on January 17, 1919 in Winters, TX. She was an avid gardener, fisherwoman and joke teller. She left behind a loving family who loved and adored her. She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Minnie Bell Kirby, husband Albert Lewis and husband Jay Davis, brother Elvis Kirby, sister Olga Myers, son-in...
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Jim Laughlin

November 14, 1931 - August 20, 2016

James Emmet Laughlin, passed away surrounded by loved ones in Austin on August 20, 2016. Jim was born November 14, 1931, in Mexia, Texas to Alfred James and Fern Day Laughlin. He spent the majority of his childhood in Edinburg, TX where he played football, was class president and graduated as valedictorian from Edinburg High School. Jim and his wife Ann met as the result of a double date in...
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Russell C. Block

March 29, 1940 - August 19, 2016

After a valiant battle with cancer, Russell Block passed away on August 19, 2016, in Lakeway, Texas, at the age of 76. He leaves behind his loving wife, Sue; daughter Leanne Norman, son-in-law Chris, granddaughters Brooke and Ericka; daughter Tiffany Kolarik, son-in law Bryan, granddaughters Ashlynn, Jillian, and McKenna; step-daughter Sheryl Smith, husband Brent, granddaughters Brenna, Kennedy...
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Julia Ybarbo

January 9, 1930 - August 19, 2016

Julia Ybarbo was born in Caldwell, Texas on January 9, 1930 to Gavino and Petra Tabera and was called by our heavenly Father on August 19, 2016. Julia was married in 1951 to Joe Ybarbo and was married for 61 years until Joe passed away in 2013. Julia enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, and sewing and enjoyed dancing to country music with her husband Joe. Julia will be missed by her family and...
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Thomas Wynn Anderson

February 1, 1923 - August 18, 2016

Thomas Wynn Anderson, age 93, passed on peacefully to join his beloved Norma and son Gavin on August 18, 2016. Tom was born February 1, 1923 in Nocona, TX, leather goods center of the Southwest. His family, parents Bascom Earl and Beulah, brothers and sister James, Esma Beth, David and Ken, moved to Austin where he attended University Junior High and Austin High School. His younger sister...
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Philip Jackson Brown

December 20, 1948 - August 18, 2016

Phil, a beloved son, brother, husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on August 18 with his wife, sons and sister by his side. He was born on December 20, 1948 in Wichita Falls, Texas to the late Ishmael Worth Brown and Marguerite Elaine Phillips Brown. He is survived by his sister, Ouida Brown of Wichita Falls, his wife Annette Hatcher Brown of Lakeway, Texas, his sons Peter...
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Christine Dux

April 13, 1923 - August 18, 2016

Helen Christine Dux, 93, of Austin passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. She was born in Leander, Texas on April 13, 1923 to GH McFarland and Emmie T. Whitt. Christine grew up in Leander and graduated from Leander High School. After graduation she met and married Carl T. Moden. As an Air Force wife she traveled to many destinations, but finally settled in Austin in 1960. She met Ed L. Dux...
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Lorna LaRue

October 8, 1931 - August 18, 2016

Lorna Bush Bradford LaRue, dearly beloved by her family and friends, a long time resident of Austin, passed away on August 18, 2016 at the age of 84. She was born in Billings, Montana to Harold and Helen Bush on October 8, 1931 but got to Texas as soon as she could when the family moved to Texas in 1942. She worked at the IRS for 25 years and the year she retired she married Art LaRue (Col....
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Wayne Lindauer

March 11, 1955 - August 17, 2016

Wayne Lindauer, born March 11, 1955, passed away on August 17, 2016. He is survived by his daughter, Emily Lindauer, his son, Scott Lindauer, his brother, Bob Lindauer, and a host of nieces and nephews. Wayne was a thoughtful and generous person who adored his children more than anything else in the world. Wayne grew up in Dallas and was valedictorian of his high school class. He graduated...
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Otto M. Friedrich

January 29, 1939 - August 16, 2016

Dr. Otto M. Friedrich, Jr., age 77, of Austin died Tuesday, August 16, 2016. A third generation Austinite, he was born on January 29, 1939 to Otto M. Friedrich, Sr. and Lillie Stark Friedrich. He was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church, Austin on May 25, 1941 by Rev. Martin Studtmann and was confirmed at Grace, March 29, 1953 by Rev. O. T. Zeeb. He later became a charter member at Hope Lutheran...
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Karen Marie Gustafson

September 12, 1965 - August 15, 2016

The Lord called Karen home on August 15, 2016. She came into this world on September 12, 1965. She was born in Austin, TX to Robert Emanuel Gustafson and Florence Marks Gustafson. For the past ten years, Karen worked for Ellis and Salazar as a customer service representative. She was a loving and cherished daughter, mother, grandmother and sister. She is preceded in death by her mother, Florence...
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Richard "Dick" Francis

August 28, 1943 - August 14, 2016

Richard Millar "Dick" Francis died peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Brookdale Westlake Hills. Dick fought a courageous 3-month battle after suffering sudden cardiac arrest on April 29. Dick was born in Missoula, Montana on August 28, 1943 to James Henry Francis and Emma Sophia Bryce, the younger of two boys. The family made their home in Plains, Montana near the family lumber mill. ...
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Dorothy Caudill Dacy

November 19, 1940 - August 14, 2016

Dorothy Caudill Dacy, age 75, of Austin went home to be with the Lord, or "Papa" she called Him, last Sunday, August 14th. She went peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd at Smith Chapel, Riverbend at 2pm. Dorothy lived a full life and her life was full, having single-handedly raised four children. Her children all reside in Austin: Terri...
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Jose Antonio "Tony" Hernandez

December 10, 1962 - August 14, 2016

Jose Antonio Hernandez, 53 a man whose love for the Lord, his wife and family surpassed them all, died on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Jose, known to his family and friends as "Tony" possessed a heart filled with an unconditional love and compassion for family and friends. He was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, December 10, 1962 to his beloved parents, Guadalupe and Guadalupe Hernandez. Tony met the...
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Linda Teague Cooper

January 6, 1949 - August 13, 2016

Our beloved mother and Granny, Linda is survived by son Richard and wife Donna Cooper, daughter Buffy Lynn Cooper, and son Micheal and wife Misty Cooper; first husband Richard Cooper Sr.; boyfriend Vernon Penny; eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Linda is also survived by a sister, Florence Simpson; numerous nephews and nieces and many, many friends that loved her so much. ...
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John W. Conkling

November 29, 1924 - August 12, 2016

"O my dear one! Thou hast quit this earthly world and risen upward to the Kingdom, thou hast reached unto the grace of the invisible realm, and offered thyself at the threshold of its Lord." ~ 'Abdul-Bahá It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know about the passing of Mr. John W. Conkling on Friday, August 12, 2016. He leaves behind his loving wife, Eleanore Conkling, daughters and...
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Laura Rae Carver

August 11, 2016

Laura Rae (Spurr) Carver passed away into Glory on August 11, 2016. Laura was born in Phoenix Arizona to Ray and Laura Spurr. She was a graduate of Phoenix Christian High School and attended Grand Canyon University. Laura became a Christian at 5 years of age and loved and served her Lord all of her life. She was involved in all aspects of Church life: singing solos, singing in the choir, leading...
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Donald Oscar Nelson

July 29, 1929 - August 10, 2016

Donald Oscar Nelson (87) of Austin, TX passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Donald was born to Oscar and Mattie (Utley) Nelson on July 29, 1929 in Memphis, TN. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for the Veteran's Administration (VA) for 25 years and retired May 10, 1990. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also had many interests...
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