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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home

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


Our Obituaries

Steve Ray Means

May 26, 1959 - September 22, 2017

We celebrate a life that was filled with love, laughter, family and friends and a great love in the Lord. Entered this world May 26, 1959, Carlsbad New Mexico. Entered Heaven's Gate on September 22, 2017 with joy. Preceded by his dad, John Harden Means, Jr. and second dad, H. W. Kyser. Left to share memories, mother, Martha A.Means Kyser; sisters, Daytheen McAnear (Paul) and Lori Horvath ...
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Barbara "Babs" Winn

May 18, 1927 - September 21, 2017

Barbara McAnally Winn (known as "Babs") died peacefully at age 90 on Thursday, September 21, 2017. She was born in 1927 in Fort Worth, Texas to Dr. Loyd McAnally and Martha Wall Texanna Cowley (known as "Diddie"). Babs moved to Austin in the late 1930s and graduated from Austin High School in 1944. During her first year at the University of Texas, she fell in love with Robert William Winn ("Windy...
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Harold E. Riley

July 23, 1928 - September 21, 2017

Harold E. Riley, 89, lived a life of faithfulness to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His earthly life ended on Thursday, September 21, 2017, but his legacy will live on in the many lives he touched. Born in Grandfield, Oklahoma on July 23, 1928, Harold was the second of three children born to Ruby S. Riley and Ray I. Riley. He graduated from Paschal High School in Ft Worth, Texas and...
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Roberto Pacheco

October 9, 1923 - September 20, 2017

Roberto Pacheco, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on September 20th, 2017 at 12:15 pm in Austin, Texas, at the age of 93. He is survived by his wife, Martha Pacheco; sons Roberto, Alfredo, and Raul Pacheco; his daughters Patricia De Luna, Lourdes Oliveira, and Mari Noga; fifteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Roberto was born on Oct. 9, 1923,...
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Eda L. Montandon

April 6, 1926 - September 20, 2017

Eda L. Montandon passed to her heavenly home on September 20, 2017 at the age of 91 years, 5 months. Mrs. Montandon is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Harry Montandon, her son Brian, her parents Harvey and Elizabeth (Goerlitz) Lisso, and two brothers Marvin and Lloyd Lisso. She is lovingly remembered by her nephew Kenny Mesker of Houston, nieces Marvis Hartman, of Lexington,...
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Frank M. Covert III, M.D.

December 3, 1921 - September 19, 2017

In his own words: I was born in my maternal grandmother's back bedroom at 405 W. 21st, Austin, Texas on December 3, 1921. As my native Austinite parents did, Frank M. Covert, Jr, and Elizabeth Cartledge Covert, I went to Pease School, Allen Junior High, and Austin High School, graduating in 1939, where I received a National Honor Society Medal and lettered in track, placing 3rd in low hurdles...
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Richard "Dick" J. Pusey

November 3, 1931 - September 19, 2017

Richard "Dick" J. Pusey of Cedar Park, TX passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Born on November 3, 1931 in Ginter, PA to the late Calvin Pusey and Martha Pusey. Dick graduated from Madera High School in 1949. He then served in the US Navy from 1950 until 1954 on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, which was a source of great pride. After his service, he attended...
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Betsy Forster Ratcliffe

September 18, 2017

Betsy Forster Ratcliffe entered into eternal rest on September 18, 2017. She was born in Pocahontas, VA, the daughter of Ida Castagnoli Forster and William Grieve Forster. Her formative years were spent in the coal fields of southwestern Virginia. As a young girl, she excelled in dance and academics, becoming salutatorian of her high school class. From high school she went on to attend two years...
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Gilbert Gonzales

October 19, 1931 - September 18, 2017

Gilbert Gonzales age 85 of Austin passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. He was born on Monday, October 19, 1931 to Jeffrey and Manuela Gonzales in Austin, Texas. Gilbert is survived by his wife Maria Gonzales and 4 daughters. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. Funeral...
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James Harleston Crites

March 26, 1985 - September 18, 2017

James Harleston Crites was born in Austin, Texas on March 26, 1985. He grew up in Austin and attended McCallum High School. At the time of his death he resided in Kyle, Texas. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and he died while doing what he loved best, riding his bike. James had a good heart and he was a good man. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, father and friend. He was...
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Linda Rae Johnson

October 6, 1942 - September 18, 2017

Linda Rae Johnson, 74, born October 6, 1942 in Murray, UT, passed away peacefully in her sleep at hospice from complications with cancer on September 18, 2017 in San Antonio, TX, surrounded by her children and those who loved her. Linda graduated from the LDS Business College and had a lifelong career in office management, customer service, and bookkeeping. She is survived by her three...
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Henrietta "Yetta" Japko

September 27, 1923 - September 17, 2017

Henrietta "Yettta" Japko age 93, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She worked as a Registered Nurse when she lived in the Bronx, Amarillo and Austin for a total of 52 years. She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and her husband, Morris Japko. Yetta is survived by her sons, Garry Japko and wife Diana,...
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Jimmy Terrell

June 5, 1962 - September 13, 2017

Jimmy C. "Jim" Terrell, 55, passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on September 13, 2017 after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. Jim was born in Alice, Texas on June 5, 1962 to the late George C. Terrell, Sr. and Dessie Boles Terrell. He was the youngest of 13 children. Jim graduated from Alice High School and attended Del Mar College. While in Alice, Jim was employed by Flournoy...
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Ottilie "Tilly" Julia Prochaska

August 15, 2017 - September 12, 2017

Our precious daughter, Tilly, passed away peacefully in our arms, surrounded by our everlasting love. There was not enough time with our Tilly but we will remember her strength, her feistiness, her ability to firmly tell us what she liked and did not like, how she loved grabbing ahold of her dad's fingers, being calmed by listening to her big brother, and how much she loved to cuddle close to her...
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Dolores Richie Salas

May 26, 1929 - September 12, 2017

Dolores Richie Salas age 88 of Austin passed away Monday, September 12, 2017. She was born on May 26, 1929 in Kingsbury, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Domingo Salas; grandson, Stephen Segura. Dolores is survived by her daughters, Rose Mary Segura, (husband David) and Mary Ann Ortiz (husband Randy); brother, Rudy Richie; grandsons, David Segura and wife Jennifer,...
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Joseph (Joe) Manley Wilkinson, Jr.

August 19, 1928 - September 11, 2017

Joseph (Joe) Manley Wilkinson, age 89, passed away peacefully at his Austin home on September 11, 2017, surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his mother, Willie Mae Dowdy, his father J. M. Wilkinson, Sr., and his sister, Lucky Becker. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Dottie. He is also survived by his son, Joseph S. Wilkinson and wife, Gretta, and two grandchildren,...
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Margarita Perez de Mendez

December 16, 1954 - September 10, 2017

Margarita Perez de Mendez, 62, of Austin, TX was born on December 16, 1954 and died September 10, 2017. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family and friends in Austin, TX. Margarita is survived by her husband, Natividad Mendez; her daughter, Karina Mendez-Perez. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Weed-Corley...
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Karen Sue Combest

May 16, 1963 - September 9, 2017

Karen Sue Combest was born May 16, 1963 in Austin, Texas. She died September 9, 2017 with her daughter by her side. Suzy-Q as she was nicknamed by her brother, was beautiful, independent, hardworking, loyal, and a loving mother. Suzy had a special love for the beach and spent many hours searching for shells and romping through the waves. She also loved the wide open spaces of Alaska, where...
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Francisco C. Rodriguez, Sr.

November 23, 1924 - September 9, 2017

Francisco C. Rodriguez, age 92, of Austin Texas was called to his eternal home on September 9, 2017. He is survived by his children, Frank Jr. (Delia), Oscar, Balbina (Tony), Gabriel (Linda) and David (Teresa); 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was born in Buda, Texas to Bonifacio & Luz Rodriguez and was the 3rd of 12 children. He is preceded in death by his wife Janie Aleman...
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Sandra Jean "Sandi" Thompson

February 24, 1945 - September 9, 2017

Sandra Jean "Sandi" Thompson, 72, of Austin, Texas went to be with the Lord Saturday, September 9, 2017 surrounded by her children. Sandi was born February 24, 1945 in Asheville, North Carolina. Sandi grew up in Asheville as a friendly, outspoken youth who touched the lives of everyone she met. As a youth, Sandi was the lead performer in her Senior play, an avid water-skier and a member of...
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Violet Vivian Johnson Gardner

February 4, 1929 - September 9, 2017

Psalm 124:7-8 reads, "We have escaped like a bird from the fowler's snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord…" Violet Vivian Johnson Gardner escaped the fowler's snare of this life and her struggle with Alzheimer's on September 9, 2017. Born on Mrs. Sandstrom's farm in Bastrop County on February 4, 1929 to Edgar and Bertha Skoglund Johnson,...
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Joyce E. Booth

May 9, 1933 - September 7, 2017

In Loving memory of Joyce E. Booth, who departed from us on September 7, 2017. Mom is now face to face with the Lord and her loved ones. She was 84 years old, and had a full life. She adored her family and friends. Back in the days she loved to dance and loved family gatherings. She was a retired travel agent and traveled the world. We will never forget you mom and will see you again soon!
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Norton L. Armour

November 12, 1929 - September 5, 2017

Norton L. Armour, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend died at home September 5th in the loving presence of Marilyn, his wife of over 40 years. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Sarah and Saul Armour on Nov. 12, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jerrold Armour, sister, Anita Silverstein, and niece, Ellen Wallace. He is...
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Joshua Eli Barta

June 17, 1979 - September 3, 2017

Joshua Eli Barta, 38, died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at home in Austin, TX after battling cancer for five months. He is survived by his wife, Victoria Ross, his parents, Jim and Sharon Barta, his brother, Silas Barta, and his fur babies, Simon and Mozzie. Josh was a kind and gentle soul who loved animals. He spent most of his first date with his wife playing with her dogs and most of the rest...
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Laverne Emma Eddington

November 17, 1922 - September 2, 2017

Laverne Emma Eddington passed away in Austin, Texas, on September 2, 2017, at the age of 94, surrounded by her children Carlos, Tina, Pamela, and in spirit, her oldest son Francisco. In addition to her children, she is survived by her ex-husband Xavier, son-in-law Richard, daughter-in-law Karen, seven grand-children–Cristobal, Christina, Tristan, Adrian, Rebecca, Mary and Emily–and three...
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Arch Hatchett, Jr.

June 26, 1940 - September 2, 2017

Arch Hatchett Jr., 77, died on September 2, 2017. He was born in Henderson Kentucky on June 26, 1940. He served in the United States Air Force for 22 ½ years and retired from Bergstrom Air Force Base. His most recent occupation was a Mail Handler for the United States Postal Service. He is survived by his son, Derek Hatchett; daughters, Stephanie McCowan and Kimberly Hatchett; brothers...
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C. R. "Bo" Browning

July 27, 1922 - September 2, 2017

C.R. "Bo" Browning, born July 27, 1922, passed away after a brief illness on September 2, 2017. Bo was born and raised in Hutto, Texas, and lived his adult life in Austin. Bo was proud to serve during WWII as a pharmacy mate in the Navy Armed Guard in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. After the war, he married his wife Evelyn and raised two sons, Clint and Mark, in Travis Heights. Bo...
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Marty Hansen

February 8, 1948 - September 1, 2017

Martin 'Marty' Landin Hansen, 69, of Austin, Texas was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 1, 2017. He was born to the late Finn and Rags Hansen of Glen Cove Long Island, New York on February 8, 1948. He was preceded in death by his parents. Marty is survived by his sister; Vidi Garner of Woodbridge, VA and her children, Ed, Vicki and Drew, their spouses, and families;...
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Jorge Duron Guerra

June 26, 1932 - August 31, 2017

Jorge Duron Guerra, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 31st, 2017, in his home surrounded by his beloved family. Jorge was born in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on June 26th, 1932 to Servando Duron Benavides and Antonia Guerra. As a young man, Jorge worked in his uncle's restaurants in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, where he would learn the family business. His uncle, Ismael Guerra was...
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Veniece Sidor Stewart

January 14, 1939 - August 27, 2017

Veniece Sidor Stewart passed away on August 27, 2017 at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia, after an extended illness. She formed the loving center of an extended family and was a devoted and loyal friend to many. Veniece spread her joy and happiness to all who knew her in life, and her kindness, thoughtfulness and great sense of humor will be greatly missed by her many...
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Carolyn Bice Kelton

February 15, 1934 - August 27, 2017

Carolyn Bice Kelton Carolyn was born on February 15, 1934 and passed away in her home on August 27, 2017. She was 83 years old. She was born in Beaumont, Texas and was the only daughter out of four children to John and Beatrice Bice. After graduating from Stephen F. Austin with a degree in Education she moved to Iowa where she taught at a school for hearing impaired children. After moving...
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Esther Cárdenas de Diaz de León

September 20, 1916 - August 27, 2017

Our Beloved mother, Esther Cardenas de Diaz de Leon, was called by our Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 27, 2017. She was born September 20, 1916 in Aguascalientes, Mexico and was a resident of Austin, Texas since 1953. Esther was the second of three children of Felipe Cardenas and Calixta Soto de Cardenas. She earned a teaching degree and worked as a Primary School educator before dedicating...
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Rochelle Krill "Shelly" Satterfield

December 22, 1938 - August 26, 2017

Rochelle "Shelly" Krill Satterfield, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on August 26, 2017 at the age of 78. Shelly was a psychologist in Austin for many years and recently relocated to Colorado with her husband, Doug Clark. She will be missed by her husband, Doug; her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff Smirin and Mindy Fagin; grandchildren, Ilana & Adina Smirin; nephew, Greg Krill;...
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Sonia Galewsky

July 15, 1931 - August 25, 2017

Sonia Galewsky, 86, long time Beaumont resident, passed away in Austin on 25 August 2017 due to complications from a stroke. Sonia was born on July 15, 1931 in Houston Texas to I.K. and Frieda Frenkel. She received a BA and MFA in Fine Arts (Pottery) from Lamar University. She married Harry Galewsky Jr. in 1953. Harry Galewsky passed away in Beaumont in 2015, and Sonia moved to Austin...
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Marvin Eugene Rosenbusch

September 19, 1935 - August 24, 2017

Marvin Eugene Rosenbusch, fondly referred to as "Joe" by close family members, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday night, August 24, 2017, at his place of residence. He met Jesus Christ with a smile on his face and a sparkle in his eyes. He was 81 years old. Marvin was born on September 19, 1935, in Mudd, Travis Co., Texas, across the Colorado River from the current day Pace...
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Dennis Evan Welch

July 8, 1936 - August 24, 2017

Dennis Evan Welch, 81, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Des Moines, Iowa to Lucille and Harold Welch, Dennis became a Texan in his youth and remained one for life. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UT Austin, working his way through by driving a bread truck. He received his medical degree from the UT Medical Branch at Galveston in 1962, and...
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Alan Russell Terry

April 21, 1959 - August 24, 2017

Alan Russell Terry passed away suddenly at his home in Leander on August 24, 2017. Alan was born on April 21, 1959 in San Angelo, Texas. He was the youngest son of Ray Terry and Alene Edwards. Alan attended high school at Sam Houston in Houston, Texas. He then went on to serve proudly as a Sergeant in the United States Army. Alan married Cathy Walker on July 1, 1989. They spent 28 years...
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Judge B. Bernard, Jr.

November 2, 1946 - August 22, 2017

Judge B. Bernard, Jr., Pastor/Teacher, 70, of Austin, Texas went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, August 22, 2017, in his home, surrounded by his loving family after a brave battle with acute leukemia. Judge was born November 2, 1946 in Dallas, Texas to Orellia and Judge B. Bernard, Sr. Following the tragic loss of his parents, Judge and his six siblings grew up in various foster homes...
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Gordon Lee Thorn, Jr.

October 22, 1942 - August 22, 2017

Gordon Thorn, beloved husband, cherished father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, extreme Longhorn fan and UT alumni, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the age of 74. He was born on October 22, 1942 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Gordon Lee Thorn, Sr. and wife Martha. He has two sisters, Nancy Stegall in Florida and Susan Thorn in Colorado. Gordon...
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Alice Jean Yancey

July 2, 1934 - August 22, 2017

With great sadness, the family of Alice Jean Yancey announces the death of their dearly loved wife and mother. Alice was born July 2, 1934 and passed away on August 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Alice was born and lived her entire life in Austin. She died of natural causes after a prolonged and valiant battle with Alzheimer's disease. Her loving husband was with her at the time of her passing. Alice...
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Andrew Oliver Karasz

August 5, 1970 - August 21, 2017

Andrew Oliver Karasz, Chef, died in Austin, Texas, on August 21, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Susan Holaday Schumacher; and his stepfather, August Schumacher, of Washington, DC; stepmother, Marilyn Sobel, of New York City, widow of his late father, Peter Paul Karasz; sister, Valerie Karasz, and her husband, Peter Jamros; their children, Isabel and Oliver Jamros; his brother, Matthew...
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James Armstrong

May 10, 1932 - August 21, 2017

James Clifton Armstrong was born May 10, 1932 in Fort Worth, Texas, the only child of Elizabeth Means Armstrong and O.C. (Army) Armstrong. His mother hailed from Andrews County, Texas, his father from Johnson County, Texas. He graduated from Texas Christian University, where he met Jane Bradford—they were married in Midland, Texas on September 21, 1954. James served stateside in the Army...
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Gilbert H. Ruiz

February 4, 1927 - August 21, 2017

Gilbert H. Ruiz, (aka Boss Man, Teco, Big Gil) was born on February 4, 1927 a native of Austin, TX. He passed away August 21, 2017. Gilbert was born to Aristeo and Enriqueta Ruiz of East Austin, he was a true Austinite. He was preceded in death by his parent's father, Aristeo Ruiz; mother, Enriqueta Ruiz; children, Dianna (DeeDee) Walker, Suzanne Ruiz; siblings, Elvira R. Sanchez, Pedro H....
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Moe Freid

May 8, 1941 - August 19, 2017

Moe Freid, 76, died August 19th, 2017 in Austin, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. He was born, May 8th, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a 1959 graduate of Far Rockaway High school in Far Rockaway, New York. Moe was the son of the late Belle and Jack Freid. He was predeceased by his brother Richard Freid and his sister Judy Stearns. Moe is survived by his wife and best friend Renate...
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David Thomas Phillips

February 5, 1948 - August 19, 2017

David Thomas Phillips, 69 years of age of Spicewood, Texas, passed away on August 19, 2017 at Seton Main hospital in Austin, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer. David was born in Royal Oak, Michigan on February 5, 1948 to Stanley Chester Phillips and Ester C. Phillips. He attended the University of Michigan and remained a loyal fan throughout his life. David was married to...
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Eileen Lucille Young

August 19, 1927 - August 19, 2017

Eileen Lucille Young was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 19, 2017, her 90th birthday. She passed peacefully surrounded by her two daughters and three sons. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wooten L Young; her mother Teresa Shaffer; her brother Gordon E Shaffer; and her grandson Michael E Young. Eileen was born in Akron, Ohio and spent her childhood there...
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Frank P. Perliski

January 18, 1936 - August 18, 2017

Frank P. Perliski, 81, of Austin, Texas, retired President of Taylor Publishing Co. in Dallas, Texas, died Friday, August 18, 2017, at St. David's Medical Center, Austin, of complications following a long, brave battle with heart failure. Frank was born January 18, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan, to Genevieve and Francis Perliski. With his Father having tragically passed away before Frank's first...
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Anthony George Laos

October 1, 1941 - August 17, 2017

Tony Laos was one of the most interesting men in the world. He was a global citizen speaking 3 languages fluently and 1 conversationally. He led an adventurous, active life across 5 continents. Tony passed away peacefully in his Austin home on August 17, 2017 after a 13-year battle with renal cancer. He was 75. He was a proud Arizonian, born in Tucson, Arizona on October 1, 1941. This was...
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Willie Ree Johnson

January 31, 1936 - August 17, 2017

Willie Ree Johnson, 81, went to be with the Lord on August 17, 2017. She was born January 31, 1936 in Caldwell County, Texas to Alta Mae Farr and Lenoy Spencer and went to school and grew up in Lockhart, Texas. Willie is preceded in death by her parents Alta Mae Farr and Lenoy Spencer; sisters Doris Dominique, Virginia Nell Spencer and Edna Miles; brothers Lenoy, Jr., Isaac, L.S., Erline...
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Rubye Merle Lynch

February 9, 1931 - August 16, 2017

Rubye Merle Lynch, 86, passed away peacefully, with family by her side on August 16th, 2017. During her later years and throughout her lengthy illness, she was lovingly cared for by family. Merle was born on February 9th, 1931 in Monticello, Mississippi. She was one of six children, born to Columbus Alton Hillman and Ella Lamar Maxwell. Hardworking and devoted to her family, she grew up...
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Rodger Patrick Noack, Jr

March 29, 1961 - August 16, 2017

Born March 29th 1961 in Austin, Texas, Rodger passed away peacefully, in his sleep at his home in Austin on Wednesday, August 16th 2017. A graduate of Westlake High School in Austin and The University of Texas at Austin, Rodger was a fifth generation Austinite. He loved the mountains, the Texas gulf coast, but above all, he loved his children, Patrick and Elizabeth. Rodger never met a...
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Jeanne Michelle Chappuis Nolen

July 14, 1923 - August 16, 2017

Jeanne Michelle Chappuis Nolen was born July 14, 1923 in Crowley, Louisiana, the third of four children of Claude Louis and Albanie Joffrion Chappuis. She was baptized, made her first Holy Communion, was confirmed, and was married (to Claude Nolen, June 7, 1947) at St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Parish in Crowley. After graduation from St. Michael's Parochial school and Crowley High...
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Lucia "Lucy" Flores Reyna

September 18, 1946 - August 14, 2017

Lucia (Lucy) was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2017. She passed peacefully surrounded by her daughters and granddaughter. She was the eldest of 6 children born to Tony Flores, Jr. of San Antonio, TX and Pauline De La Vega of Kingsbury, TX on September 18, 1946 in Seguin, TX. She graduated from Seguin High School in 1964 then moved to Austin when she turned 18, with...
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Yvonne "Pucci" Allen

October 27, 1926 - August 13, 2017

Yvonne "Pucci" Allen was born on October 27, 1926 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to Ray Collins White and Renee Calame White. She grew up in Dallas, Texas where she graduated from Highland Park High School. She attended Southern Methodist University where she met the love of her life, Bill Gordon Allen. They married on June 1, 1948 and celebrated sixty-seven years of marriage. They moved to Wichita,...
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Donald Irvin Good

December 1, 1942 - August 13, 2017

Donald Irvin Good was born to Jane Mercedes Huguenin Good and Charles Irvin Good on December 1, 1942 in Newton, Kansas and died in August of 2017. His life journey carried him from a beginning on a family farmstead through a career of groundbreaking contribution to a field unknown when he was born, computer science, to a pursuit of history and genealogy. Bringing the same unrelenting search for...
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Neil David McElroy

August 8, 1984 - August 13, 2017

Neil David McElroy passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was 33 years old. Neil was born in Conroe, Texas, and grew up in Houston, Van Vleck, and Austin. He graduated from Anderson High School in Austin in 2002 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps the following year. After basic training in San Diego and Camp Pendleton he was assigned to a Light Armored Reconnaissance...
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Richard Alan Hunt

February 4, 1959 - August 13, 2017

Richard Alan Hunt was born on a Royal Air Force Base in Northern Ireland on February 4th 1959 to Betty and Jack Hunt of Devon, England. Following in his father's footsteps, Richard joined the Royal Air Force at age 16 and completed his apprenticeship with the 126 App Tech Entry in Cosford, England. Upon leaving the Royal Air Force, he began his career as an electronics engineer and worked in...
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Katie Nesbitt

May 1, 1936 - August 11, 2017

Katie Zitzman Nesbitt died Friday, August 11, 2017, in her home of more than 45 years after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. The only daughter of Pat Ferris-Mills and Brigadier General Kenneth Frederick Zitzman, Katie was born in Manila, The Philippines on May 1, 1936. While she only lived there a few years, Katie always felt her faith got its strong foundation in a monastery where...
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B.J. Joe Seale

May 22, 1928 - August 11, 2017

B.J. (Joe) Seale May 22, 1928 – August 11, 2017 Was born and raised on a farm/ranch three miles NE of Kerens (Navarro County), Texas. He was graduated from Kerens High School in May, 1945; the same high school from which both his parents were graduated in 1926. He was a ninth generation Texan. His parents were Homer Lewis and Grace (Cooper) Seale. In June, 1945 he entered Texas...
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Earline H. Seward

November 1, 1926 - August 9, 2017

Earline H. Seward passed away peacefully at home in Elgin on August 9, 2017. Earline was born on November 1, 1926, in Kansas City, Kansas, and was the daughter of Pansy Belle Payne and Earl Hazlitt. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Lewis B. Seward, Jr. Earline and Lewis met when they were students at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and Lewis had just...
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Louis (Lou) Hugh McCoy, Jr.

September 15, 1935 - August 9, 2017

Louis Hugh McCoy, Jr., 81, of Austin passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Lou was born on September 15, 1935 in Alice, Texas to Louis Sr. and Pearl McCoy. He attended Texas A&M University, prior to serving in the in the United States Army. While stationed in Japan, he was an on-air radio host for the Armed Forces Radio Network. After serving in the military, he came...
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Bud Schauerte

November 17, 1928 - August 9, 2017

C.M. (Bud) Schauerte was born on November 17, 1928 in Belleville, Illinois. Bud died in Austin, Texas where he has lived since 1992. He attended Belleville parochial schools and in 1946 was the valedictorian graduate from the Cathedral High School, now known as Althoff Catholic High School. In high school, he will be remembered by his given name, "Clem". Preceding him in death was a sister,...
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Wanda Goll

November 8, 1934 - August 8, 2017

Wanda Goll, age 82, of Austin passed away peacefully on August 8, in her home surrounded by family. Wanda was born November 8, 1934 and a life- long resident of Austin. She was preceded in death by her husband and love of more than 50 years, Paul Goll; her parents, two sisters and one brother. Wanda is survived by her children, Kathie Moore, Donna Patterson (Scotty), Janet King (Paul);...
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Lucy Lopez Russell

September 13, 1932 - August 7, 2017

Lucy Lopez Russell, 84 years 11 months, was residing with other golden girls at Starlight Homes in San Antonio for the last three months. After a long struggle with Alzheimer's and Dementia, Lucy has been set free, to be with her family in Heaven. As a young teenager and adult, Lucy had worked as a farm hand. She picked cotton with her siblings in the fields of Texas and would travel to...
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Joe B. McShane, Jr.

April 11, 1929 - August 7, 2017

Joseph Bailey McShane, Jr., was born April 11, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas to Joseph Bailey McShane & Ruth Turner McShane. He passed away August 7th after a protracted illness. Joe is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marie, 2 children, Timothy C. and wife, Rebecca McShane, Helen Keven McShane DVM and husband, Fred L Brown, Joe B. McShane III, (Deceased, 1997) The McShanes have five...
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Donald Reid Tait

September 7, 1946 - August 7, 2017

Donald Reid Tait, 70, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017. He was born in Mercedes, Texas, September 7, 1946. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Roy Tait and Jane Reid Tait. Don is survived by his wife, Judy Tait; his daughters, Shannon Tait (Heath) and Kim Collins (Josh); and his grandchildren, Ethan Smith, Caden Collins, Cameron Collins, and Caroline Collins. Don graduated...
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Jay Barnes, Jr.

August 26, 1924 - August 7, 2017

The Greatest Generation lost another, Monday, August 7, 2017. Jay W, Barnes Jr. died peacefully on his beloved ranch in Bertram, Texas. He was born August 26, 1924 in Waters Park, (now North Austin), Texas. Jay was born to loving parents, Jay Barnes Sr. and Helen Colvin. As a boy Jay picked cotton with his Dad and carried it by mule and wagon to the closest cotton gin in what is now Round...
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Eric D. Lauderbaugh

November 14, 1969 - August 5, 2017

Eric D. Lauderbaugh was born in Houston, Texas on November 14, 1969, to Royetta and Max Lauderbaugh. He left us too soon on August 5, 2017. He grew up in Houston, but spent his adult life in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his son Max, mother Royetta, niece Nicolette Loisel, nephew Joey Loisel, great nephew Caleb Loisel, and numerous cousins and aunts. He is preceded in death by his father...
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Lisa Little

August 6, 1933 - August 5, 2017

Lisa Little passed away on August 5, 2017 in Austin, Texas, one day before turning 84 years old. Lisa Ilse Fascher was born on August 6, 1933 in Beuster, Altmark region, Stendal district, Germany to Freida Fascher. Lisa grew up in Germany during the era of World War II in the nearby rural community of Jeggel, in the northern part of the country. After the end of the war, when she was only...
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Morris Shapiro

March 12, 1925 - August 4, 2017

Longtime Austin resident and businessman Morris Shapiro passed away peacefully at his home on August 4, 2017. Born March 12, 1925 in Coleman, TX to Fanny and Ike Shapiro. Morris wasn't sure if he was born at home or at the hospital. His mother died when he was 2 ½ years old, his only memory of his mother was her funeral in San Antonio on a cold day in March. Morris had a difficult...
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Alfred Reid, Sr.

January 5, 1942 - August 3, 2017

Alfred Reid Sr., age 75, of Austin, Texas went on to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Loving husband, father, granddad, great granddad, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and servant of the Lord. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Rebecca Reid, of South Carolina; his brothers, Theodore Reid and Arthur Reid of South Carolina; and his sisters, Rosa Lee Reid of South...
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Barbara Cowen Schmidt

April 30, 1930 - August 2, 2017

Barbara Nell Cowen was born on April 30, 1930, into a well educated household in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when Tulsa was the oil capital of the world. Her father, Robert Milton Cowen, was an attorney. She came to Austin and graduated from the University of Texas. She met her husband, Leon Schmidt, through his cousin Rosie Weinberger who owned the student boarding house where she lived. Barbara was a...
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Orval Elmo Riggs, M.D.

April 18, 1920 - August 1, 2017

Orval Elmo Riggs, age 97, from Walnut Ridge, AR, Little Rock, AR, and recently of Austin, TX, died peacefully August 1, 2017 in the home of his youngest daughter, Dianne, where he had lived for the past five years since his wife's death. Orval was born in White Oak, Arkansas on April 18, 1920, the sixth of ten children born to Menona and James Roscoe Riggs. He graduated from Walnut Ridge High...
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Betty Faye Goldstein Levy

October 15, 1927 - July 31, 2017

It is with sadness that we mourn the loss Monday, just as Tisha b'Av began, of our cherished CAA Family Member, Betty Levy (a"h); beloved wife for almost 60 years of Irwin "Buddy" Levy (z"l); cherished mother of CAA Family Members Charles Levy and Karen Frost; honored grandmother of CAA Family Members David and Jessica Levy, Rebecca Levy, and Arielle Levy. Betty (a"h) was a life-long...
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Minnie "Jo" Chipman

October 22, 1927 - July 31, 2017

Minnie "Jo" Chipman, age 89, of Austin, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017. She was born on October 22, 1927 in Austin, Texas to Richard A. Ringstaff and Minnie Elizabeth Gillman Ringstaff. Minnie "Jo" attended schools in the Austin Independent School District. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, and had a love for all animals and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by...
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J. Leslie Jankovich

September 17, 1927 - July 30, 2017

J. Leslie Jankovich September 17, 1927 – July 30, 2017 Les was born on September 17, 1927 in Budapest, Hungary and passed away on July 30, 2017 in Lakeway, TX. As the oldest of three boys, he started working early to help provide for his family, while attending school. He always prided himself with exceptional dedication to his family and distinguished himself in all of his roles he had...
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Martha Bundy McPherson

June 2, 1914 - July 30, 2017

Mrs. Martha Bundy McPherson, age 103, died peacefully on July 30, 2017 in her Austin home, where she had resided with her husband, the Reverend Benjamin Carroll McPherson, since 1942. She was the second of four siblings, including the late Elizabeth Harding Bundy Wade, Jane Bundy Halfrish Guyton, and Stanton Schofield Bundy, Jr. Rev. McPherson pre-deceased her in April 2011 at age 101. Her loving...
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Erin Kameron Coffey

September 27, 1923 - July 29, 2017

Erin Kameron Coffey was born to parents Tom Kameron and Mary Alice McComb Kameron in Paloma, California on September 27, 1923. She returned to Conroe, Texas shortly after and enjoyed the majority of her childhood in Conroe and Houston, Texas. A bright and precocious child, she was beloved by family, friends and teachers. Her career ambition was to be a trapeze artist. "Anything elevating, you...
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Iva Rue (Rue) Montgomery

December 1, 1921 - July 29, 2017

Iva Rue (Rue) Montgomery, age 95, passed away on July 29, 2017. She was born on December 1, 1921 to Albert and Maybelle Moore. She was one of eight children and grew up in Briggs, Texas. She married Ernest Montgomery, and together they raised two sons, Phillip and Mark. Iva Rue and Ernest were longtime Austin residents and, for many years, owned Rues Antiques. Iva Rue considered her siblings her...
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Max D. Cavazos

May 29, 1928 - July 28, 2017

Max D. Cavazos age 89 of Austin, Texas passed away on July 28, 2017. Max is survived by his wife of 61 years Connie Cavazos; and their two sons, Daniel and David Cavazos; and also his son, Max B. Cavazos; daughters, Terry Rodriguez, Sylvia Tovar; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great-grandchildren. Recitation of the Holy Rosary 5:00 pm on Thursday,...
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Betty A. Loera

October 22, 1953 - July 27, 2017

Betty A. Loera devoted Christian, mother and wife was called by our heavenly father on July 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Audelio Jasso. Betty is survived by her husband, Ricardo Loera; mother, Dora Jasso; sons, Ricardo Jonathan (wife Elena), Christopher David and Eric Daniel; five grandchildren; sisters, Oralia Rodriguez (husband Lionicio), Pat Balderas (husband Gilbert)...
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W.H. "Bill" Carpenter

November 14, 1955 - July 27, 2017

W. H. "Bill" Carpenter, 61, passed peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Born on November 14, 1955 to Willie H. Carpenter Sr. and Betty Estelle Carpenter in Yuma, Arizona, the family ultimately moved to Mississippi, where his brothers and sisters reside today. He served his country in the Air Force, and was honorably discharged. Bill was a talented musician, and played in several bands in...
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Vida Lucille Bouldin

October 31, 1928 - July 27, 2017

Vida Lucille Bouldin, 88, died peacefully at home on July 27, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, James Robert Bouldin Sr; 3 children, James "J" Bouldin Jr and wife, Brenda; Leonard Wolf Bouldin and wife Ann; and Roxann Wolf Bouldin; 5 grandchildren, Trey Bouldin, Whitney Williams, Tonya Burleigh, Will Bouldin, and Elizabeth Bouldin; 4 great-grandchildren and sister, Juanita...
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Henry "Hank" Wheeler

March 26, 1928 - July 25, 2017

Henry "Hank" Wheeler, 89, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his residence at The Harbor in Lakeway, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Hank was born March 26, 1928, in El Paso, Texas, where he attended Austin High School. After graduation, he entered the Marine Corps in 1946. He was honorably discharged in 1948 and enrolled at Southern Methodist University. Hank was a four-year...
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Betty Lee Fink Matthews

April 24, 2017 - July 24, 2017

In the early morning hours of July 24, 2017, Betty Lee Fink - our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend - passed peacefully into the arms of Our Father. Born in Salina, Kansas on April 24, 1922 to Lorena and Bill Fink, Betty spent the early part of her life in Springfield, Illinois before moving to Houston, Texas. After graduating from Milby High School in...
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Esiquio "Zeke" Hernandez Duran

July 29, 1948 - July 24, 2017

Esiquio "Zeke" Hernandez Duran was born on July 29, 1948 in Austin, Texas. He passed away on July 24, 2017 in his home, Pflugerville, Texas. He was sixty-eight years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleto Duran and Rebecca Hernandez Duran; his sister, Phyllis Duran Lokey. Zeke is survived by his wife, Dolores Del Rio Duran; his brothers and sisters, Carrie Garcia (Joe),...
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Wanda Margaret (Ziemer) Tracy

February 23, 1925 - July 24, 2017

Wanda Tracy (Ziemer) peacefully passed away July 25th 2017 at the age of 92. Wanda was born at home in Monticello Illinois February 23 1925 and called Tootie by her family and relatives. Wanda married Leslie Tracy April 9th 1952. They moved from Decatur Ill to Kankakee Ill, then traveled with Donald, Sharon and Linda living in various states until finally settling in Los Angeles in 1957. ...
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Ana Blanco Riley

April 18, 1925 - July 23, 2017

Ana Blanco Riley was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on April 18, 1925 to Carmen Colón and José Blanco. She served her country as a registered nurse in the U.S. Army where she met and married her husband, Claude C. Riley Jr., M.D. She died peacefully on July 23, 2017 after much joy and little sorrow in her life. Her husband, her parents, and her brothers and sister preceded her in death. She is...
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Naomi Lucille Kelley

April 15, 1946 - July 22, 2017

Today, Saturday, July 22, 2017, we say goodbye/see you soon to Naomi Lucille Kelley. She was born on April 15, 1946 in Bastrop, Texas to Joseph Miller and Eleanor Dunkin Miller. Naomi was very independent, loving, caring, honest, stubborn, generous, kind, beautiful, and such a fun lady to be around. She had the sweetest soul. She encouraged us to get out of the house and get dirty. Naomi...
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Roger Dale Maxey

March 8, 1951 - July 22, 2017

Roger Dale Maxey, a native of Springhill Louisiana and a resident of Round Rock Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 22nd 2017 at the age of 66. He was a graduate of Springhill High School. Roger is survived by his sons, Aaron Maxey and wife Kristy, Jason Maxey and wife Trina; grandchildren, Jenna, Madison, Mackenzie, Joshua, and Aaron Jr (A.J.); sisters, Delores Dea Kennedy and...
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Arthur "Bernie" William Bernhard

March 5, 1930 - July 22, 2017

Arthur "Bernie" William Bernhard, 87, passed away on July 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Bernie was born on March 5, 1930 in Harper, Texas to Arthur W. Bernhard and Gertrude Lang Bernhard. Upon graduation from Fredericksburg High School, Bernie enlisted in the United States Navy on September 6, 1950. On leave between the completion of basic training and onset of active duty, he returned to...
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H.K. "Keith" Sterzing

February 1, 1939 - July 21, 2017

H.K. "Keith" Sterzing was born to Carl Bruce and Minna May Sterzing in Austin, Texas February 1, 1939. He was a 1957 graduate of Travis High School in Austin, TX and 1961 graduate of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University). After graduating from Texas AMC, He served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps until he was honorably discharged in 1969. He...
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Marilyn Mae Latimer (Sater)

September 3, 1930 - July 20, 2017

Mrs. Marilyn Mae Latimer (Sater) passed away peacefully on July 20, 2017 after a brief illness. Mrs. Latimer was born to Ralph and Ollie Sater on September 3, 1930. Mrs. Latimer married her wonderful husband, Dr. Gerald Latimer on June 13, 1950 and she and her husband raised three children in Austin. Family was the most important thing to Marilyn. She enjoyed, "family fun". Mrs. Latimer was...
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Harriet Ellen Buxkemper

February 20, 1928 - July 19, 2017

Harriet Ellen Ewing was born February 20, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Dr. and Mrs. DeForrest Willard Ewing. She was graduated from West Chester High School in 1946 where she was a competitive field hockey and basketball player. She was the Junior Class Vice President and the Senior Class Secretary. She was graduated from West Chester State Teachers College in 1950 with a degree in...
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Venton L. Doughtie, Jr.

December 29, 1930 - July 19, 2017

Venton L. Doughtie, Jr. was born on December 29, 1930 to Venton L. Doughtie, Sr. and Norma Polliard Doughtie in Lubbock, Texas. He passed away on July 19, 2017. In 1938 the family moved to Austin where Venton attended Bryker Woods Elementary, University Jr. High and Stephen F. Austin High School. He entered the University of Texas under the Naval ROTC program and graduated with a BBA in 1953....
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Phyllis "Nena" Garza Perales

July 7, 1938 - July 18, 2017

We mourn the passing of our beautiful mother, Phyllis (Nena) Garza Perales, who entered heaven with her beloved son, Mitchell Perales, on July 18, 2017. She was born in Austin, TX on July 7, 1938 to Bonnie Garza Sendejo and attended Palm Elementary, Allen Junior HS and Austin HS. She retired as an Accounting Clerk Technician at the Veteran Administration. Her life was spent in the service of...
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Mary DeLoney Ogden

November 9, 1928 - July 17, 2017

Mary DeLoney Ogden, 88, died peacefully at her Austin home on July 17, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Ogden, and her parents, Albert and Jeannette DeLoney of Austin. Mrs. Ogden's survivors include her children, Susan Ogden and Steven Ogden; her daughter-in-law, Laurie Scheh-Ogden; and her grandchildren, James LaRoux, Reese LaRoux, Lucas Ogden, Andrew Ogden and James...
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Juanita Smith Benzer

July 4, 1940 - July 15, 2017

Juanita Smith Benzer, 77, of Austin, passed away Saturday, July 15, while surrounded by her loving family. Juanita was born on July 4, 1940, in Houston, Texas. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Carl W. Smith and Alice M. Smith. She is survived by her children Lori Berger, Darrell Mica and wife Peggy, Rhonda Arvanitas and husband Jeff, and Carl Mica and wife Tara. Juanita also...
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Mitchell R. Perales

March 20, 1961 - July 14, 2017

We mourn the loss of our brother, Mitchell R. Perales, who entered heaven with his beloved mother, Phyllis Garza Perales, on July 14, 2017. He was born on March 20, 1961 in Austin, TX to Phyllis and Jesse Perales. He was a loyal son and kind soul who loved his family. His love of music started in the Travis HS band where he played the trombone and met many lifetime friends. Mitchell attended...
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Kathy Summers

November 19, 1941 - July 14, 2017

Kathryn Beke Summers, 75 years of age, passed away on July 14, 2017 in her home, ending her brief but intense battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Chicago on November 19, 1941, to the late Joseph and Sophie Beke and is the oldest of seven children. At age five, her family moved to a farm near Spring,Texas. She graduated from Spring High School in June, 1959, and from Texas Women...
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