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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

Sue Heatly

February 6, 1938 - March 28, 2015

Sue Heatly was born in Austin, TX, on February 6, 1938, the third child of Sidney and Catherine Newton Heatly. She died on Saturday, March 28, 2015, of pancreatic cancer at Hospice Austin Christopher House. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Gail Heatly Arnold. She is survived by her sister, Ann Heatly Meyers of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and her brother, Sidney Ashton Heatly, Jr....
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Dorothy Cox

December 31, 1930 - March 28, 2015

Dorothy Nell Pittsford Cox , in the presence of those she loved and cherished, passed peacefully into glory March 28, 2015. Her name is carved in the hearts of the ones who loved her and whose lives she touched. " Dotty" was rich toward God, family and friends. "Mother/Granny/Great Granny" never forgot a birthday. She lived for her family and loved them unconditionally. She was a born again...
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Jesus Martinez

June 8, 1920 - March 28, 2015

Jesus Martinez, age 94, passed away on March 28, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years Andrea Martinez, six children, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Wake will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30th at Weed-Corley-Fish, S. Congress. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 31st at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. Interment to follow...
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Kathleen Neves Bobbitt

September 10, 1917 - March 27, 2015

Kathleen Neves Bobbitt, age 97, a resident of Austin since 1952, passed away on March 27, 2015. Kathleen was born on September 10, 1917 in Ratcliff, Texas. Her family moved to Conroe, Texas and she graduated from Conroe High School. On April 25, 1942, Kathleen married Colon Bobbitt and they were married for 65 years until Colon's death in 2007. She is survived by her daughter, Marsha...
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Don L. Rives

September 8, 1934 - March 27, 2015

Don L. Rives died peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2015, at his home in Austin following a year-long bout with cancer. He was 80. Don was born in Marshall, Texas on September 8, 1934, the son of Luther Aaron Rives and Lois Maurine Anderson Rives. His elementary school music teacher noticed his beautiful soprano voice in class, and with his parents' blessing, accompanied Don to Dallas for an...
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Jefferson Jones (JJ) Baskin

June 21, 1966 - March 26, 2015

Jefferson Jones (JJ) Baskin passed in his Austin home holding the hand of his beloved wife Joy just past midnight on March 26, 2015, following his valiant year-long fight with cancer and the celebration of their 15th wedding anniversary. JJ was a Texan. He lived his entire life in Texas. Born in Midland on June 21, 1966, JJ attended Midland Independent School District schools, graduating in...
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Joseph Lopreato

July 13, 1928 - March 25, 2015

Joseph Lopreato, loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was a true modern day renaissance man; deeply intelligent, quick-witted, knowledgeable, and joyful. He was a skillful chef and enjoyed hosting dinner parties for his friends and families, regaling them with humorous stories and supplying them with wonderful wines. He was an avid reader, card...
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Frances A. Young

April 11, 1921 - March 25, 2015

Frances A Young was called home by our heavenly father on March 25, 2015. Frances was born April 11, 1921 in Nixon, TX to Otto and Almeda (nee Ramsay) Askey. At a young age, after her father died, she moved to Gonzales where she lived until she graduated from Gonzales High School. After completing high school a year early, she moved to Georgetown, TX to attend Southwestern University. After...
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Rodolfo Marquez

June 5, 1931 - March 23, 2015

Rodolfo Marquez passed away peacefully on March 23 at the age of 83. He was a caring husband, father, brother, uncle and friend and he leaves behind a loving family including his wife, Damiana; son, Rodolfo (Rudy) Marquez, Jr. (and Norma); daughter, Rita Rubio (and Freddy); daughter, Rebecca Marquez; son Ruben Marquez (and Buffie), son, Randy (Victor) Marquez (and Sally); sister, Evangelina...
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Brenden David Barrett

November 11, 1990 - March 22, 2015

Brenden David Barrett, 24, of Leander, Texas went to be with Our Lord on March 22, 2015. He was born November 11, 1990 in Carrollton, Texas. He is survived by his mother, Kelly Jean Hernandez; step-father, Joe Hernandez; and his sister, Kameron Penn. Brenden worked in the oil field industry as a Roughneck for Canelson Drilling, Inc. in Midland, Texas. He was a loving son and brother. He...
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Lanora McClure

March 1, 1922 - March 22, 2015

Lanora McClure died peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Austin, Texas. She was born on March 1, l922, in Shattuck, Oklahoma to parents Henry and Mollie Ehrlich. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Bob McClure, her sister, Rosalie Glasgow and her brother, Leroy Ehrlich. Lanora grew up during the depression—hard times on the plains of Oklahoma. She married a local rancher,...
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Alys Genevieve "Gemee" Alexander

December 9, 1957 - March 21, 2015

Alys Genevieve Alexander, known affectionately as "Gemee," was born to Genevieve Tarlton Hearon and Bob Alexander on December 9, 1957. Quick to greet you with a smile and a "hello darlin',"Gemee was a kindhearted and sweet soul who had a perpetual sense of optimism. As a child, Gemee was a straight-A student and promising ballerina with a delightful, gentle and tenacious personality. Gemee...
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Sylvia D.A. Kirk Scrimgeour Cook

July 18, 1934 - March 21, 2015

Sylvia D. A. Kirk Scrimgeour Cook was born July 18, 1934 and passed away peacefully in Austin on March 21st, 2015. Sylvia is preceded in death by her father, John Connor Scrimgeour, mother Dorothy A. Kirk Puttock Scrimgeour and Brother Jim Scrimgeour. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Earle (Bob) Cook, brother Peter Scrimgeour and wife Dorothy of Austin and their son Tracy,...
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Allegra Anastasia Siller, "Leggy"

March 15, 1989 - March 20, 2015

Announcement: Allegra Anastasia Siller (Leggy), 26, Culinary Professional, Fitness Instructor, Artist of all things, freed her spirit Friday, 03/20/2015 in Austin, TX and is now at peace. Life Summary: Allegra was born 03/15/1989, in San Antonio Texas to Ronald and Nancie Siller. An explorer and traveler, Allegra forged bonds all over the world with those she befriended. Though shy at...
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Margaret "Peggy" Stewart

February 17, 1935 - March 20, 2015

Peggy Stewart died Friday, March 20, 2015, eighty glorious years old, with only the last seven complicated by breast cancer and its inconveniences. She was born on February 17, 1935, in Long Beach, California, to Harold and Norma Reiber, teachers and recent Canadian emigrants. A first generation American, Peggy ironically also claimed ancestors who emigrated on the Mayflower in 1620. That...
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Marolyn June Robertson

June 29, 1930 - March 20, 2015

Marolyn June (Brown) Robertson passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2015. She was born in Rockdale, Texas on June 29, 1930 to Mason and Edith Brown. She spent her early years in Rockdale until the family moved to Houston when she was 12 years old. She graduated from Jeff Davis High School in Houston. On July 3, 1949 she married the love of her life, the late Kenneth Richard Robertson, Sr.,...
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Chester A. Jackson

December 6, 1915 - March 20, 2015

Chester Arthur Jackson, 99, transitioned to his heavenly home on March 20, 2015 after a long and prosperous life. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is a crown of righteousness for me......" (II Timothy 4:7). Brother...
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Joe Wayne Mladenka

April 26, 1949 - March 19, 2015

Joe Wayne Mladenka, a resident of Lakeway, Texas, died of complications of type 1 diabetes and went to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on March 19, 2015. Joe was born April 26, 1949 in Luling, Texas. He was a 1968 graduate of Killeen High School and attended Central Texas College. A long time resident of San Antonio, he had a long, rewarding career with Fleming Foods, as a...
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Richard F. Mackin

November 18, 1935 - March 19, 2015

Richard F. Mackin, 79, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2015. Born on November 18, 1935, to John J. and Margaret (Whelpley) Mackin in Bronx, New York; he was 1 of 14 children. He grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and at the age of 19 joined the U.S. Air Force; he retired in 1974 after 20 years of service. He settled in Austin, Texas, where he worked at St. David's Community Hospital...
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Jack G. Chavez

February 2, 1921 - March 18, 2015

WWII veteran Jack G. Chavez, age 94, died from complications of congestive heart failure on March 18, 2015. Jack was a photogrammatrist, explorer and tinkerer. He was predeceased by his wife Avon and one daughter. He is survived by a daughter and grandson. Special thanks are given to Dr. Larry Kravitz and nurse Jenny and to Texas Home Care Partners aides Sherry, Mollie and Jane who held his...
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Ferdinand "Ferdy" Rosenfeld

December 1, 1921 - March 16, 2015

Ferdinand "Ferdy" Rosenfeld, 93, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015. Ferdy was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Friends and family alike knew him as "Papa" and he embodied so many fatherly qualities. He was nurturing, loved children and overflowed with patience and kindness. He donated countless hours of volunteer work....
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Makki Bigman

March 20, 1947 - March 16, 2015

Our sister would have turned 68 on March 20, 2015. After fighting a tough battle with COPD, she passed away on the morning of March 16. Sister Barbara (Johnson) was with her as she peacefully took her last breath. Charline (Eppright) and Cathy (Miller) have been either in the hospital or a nursing home with her since the 26th of January. Maxine Beardsley is the 2nd daughter to Charles Howard...
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James O'Dwyer Dunaway

August 17, 1927 - March 15, 2015

James O'Dwyer Dunaway, age 87, died peacefully in his bed in Austin, Texas after a brief illness on March 15, 2015. Born on August 17, 1927 in Houston, Texas, Jim served in the US Navy during World War II before receiving his bachelor's degree from Penn State University in 1949. After graduation he worked for General Electric, then for a series of advertising agencies, and ultimately settled...
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Dorothy (Dody) Moritz

November 8, 1924 - March 15, 2015

Our beloved Dorothy (Dody) Sangalli Moritz was called home to her heavenly father on March 15, 2015 at the age of 90. Dody was born on November 8, 1924. When she was a teenager, her mother Essie and stepfather Eddie Sangalli moved to Austin, where they owned Sangalli's Cafe. Dody attended and graduated from Austin High School in 1942, before attending the University of Texas where she studied...
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James Fred Sizer, Sr.

June 11, 1952 - March 14, 2015

James Fred Sizer, Sr., died suddenly on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his home in Austin Texas. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Dotti; his daughter and son-in-law, Caroline and Mark Wolff; his son and daughter-in-law, James (Jr.) and Jennifer Sizer; his five beautiful grandchildren, Elias, Taylor, Amos, Andrew and Sabrina; his mother, Winnie Sizer; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Frank and...
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Kathryn Shepard Dyer

January 5, 1950 - March 13, 2015

Katy Dyer, age 65, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 24 at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, 2800 Hancock Drive. Afterwards, there will be a celebration of her life at 11:30 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 200 East 8th Street.
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James Michael Walker

February 28, 1956 - March 12, 2015

James Michael Walker, 59 Leander, Texas Born February 28, 1956 Died March 12, 2015 Jim is survived by his children: Justin Charles and Kristin Lee Walker Rachel Lee Walker Katherine Elizabeth Walker His sisters and brother: Linda Lee Walker Horbal Lisa Ann Walker Mayfield Catherine Gail Walker Terry Mark William Cooney His nephews: Harry John Trube III Clayton Thomas Vickery ...
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Edwina "Lea" Lair

June 30, 1925 - March 10, 2015

Edwina "Lea" Lair, age 89 of Austin went home to be with her Lord, March 10, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband of 70 plus years, Norman Lair, USAF Major, Ret.; her children, her son, Richard Lair of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Patricia Nelker of Austin; her grandchildren, Kimberly Nelker Plunk, Cameron Lair, Michelle Lair Paterson; and numerous great-grandchildren. A Memorial...
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Charles R. Moeller

June 2, 1915 - March 10, 2015

Charles R. Moeller passed away March 10, 2015 at the age of 99. He was born June 2, 1915 to Rudolph and Christine Moeller in rural Iowa. Charles was married to Edna Miller who predeceased him in 2009, after 71 years of marriage. Charles was a livestock speculator near Durant, Iowa until his retirement. After retirement, Charles and Edna enjoyed 20 years as "Winter Texans" in Mission, Texas...
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Lila Jo Durham

November 7, 1942 - March 10, 2015

Lila Jo Durham, age 72, died peacefully on March 10, 2015 at her home in Leander Texas after her struggle with cancer. Lila was born November 7, 1942 to James O. McManus and Margie E. McManus in Trinidad, Texas. On March 4, 1961 Lila married Houston Lee Durham and is the proud mother of six children. Lila enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing, and cooking. Lila was an amazing mother,...
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James Allen "Jamie" Estepp

February 6, 1973 - March 9, 2015

Estepp, James Allen "Jamie" February 6, 1973 – March 9, 2015 On February 6th, 1973 a gift was given to us when God breathed life into "Jamie" James Allen Estepp. He was the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. James Arnold Estepp and grandson of Hazel Rowell. Jamie's life was tragically shortened by Chiari disease. Jamie graduated from Hyde Park Baptist School and then earned two business...
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Maxine Fleischer Goldman

March 22, 1925 - March 9, 2015

GOLDMAN, Maxine Fleischer Maxine Goldman, age 89, of Austin died March 09, 2015. Maxine was born in St. Louis, graduating from Soldan High School, where she met the love of her life, Neilson Goldman. Maxine and Neil recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Maxine's great interest was in volunteering, and proudly received recognition as Volunteer of the Year in St. Louis. While...
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George Neville Stephenson

February 18, 1918 - March 7, 2015

George Neville Stephenson was born February 18, 1918 in Austin, Texas and passed away on March 7, 2015. He was the fourth child of William Henry and Loma Keesee Stephenson. He is preceded in death by a son, James H. Stephenson; brothers Harold, Earl and Clyde; and sister, Doris Stephenson Wright. George attended school in Austin and was employed by Brown and Root to work on the Marshall Ford...
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Mark Michael McCaffery

January 18, 1961 - March 6, 2015

Mark Michael McCaffery passed away on Friday, March 6. Beloved son of the late Manus McCaffery and Florence "Dolly" Mikol McCaffery, he is survived by his brothers James McCaffery of New Orleans, Louisiana, Edward McCaffery of Cleveland, Ohio, nieces, nephews, and countless friends. He was born in 1961 and was only 54, leaving us far too soon. He graduated with honors from St. Ignatius High...
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Marjorie Bartel

November 5, 1925 - March 6, 2015

Our mother, Marjorie Bartel, a long-time Austinite, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 89, on March 6, 2015. Mom was born in Erie, PA and married Harry Bartel, who later became a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. As a military wife of 18 years, she had the opportunity to live in several countries, including Japan and Germany. Dad preceded Mom in death in April 1995. She is...
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Sylvia H. Lopez

September 26, 1944 - March 6, 2015

Sylvia H. Lopez, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, was called home by our heavenly father at the age of 70 on March 6, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe T. Lopez; parents, Pedro Hernandez and Anita L. Hernandez; daughter, Jessica Gonzales; granddaughter, Christina M. Ramirez; sister, Janie Gonzales; brothers, John A. Hernandez and Robert Hernandez. She is survived...
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Betty Nitscher McGee

October 5, 1931 - March 6, 2015

Betty McGee was born Betty Lou Nitscher to Herman and Gladys Nitscher in Alpena, Michigan. She attended Lincoln High School in Lincoln Michigan, graduating in 1949. She married Robert Murphy in 1954 and they remained married until his death on February 27, 1997. They had four children, Sharon Kay Murphy Cook, Patrick Michael Murphy, John Robert Murphy, and James Edward Murphy. Her husband, Robert...
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Ardelia Babb Martin

December 6, 1936 - March 6, 2015

Ardelia Babb Parks Martin, 78, of Cedar Park, Texas formerly of Killeen, Texas passed away on March 6, 2015. She was born on December 6, 1936 in Risel, Texas to Lucile and Thomas Babb. She was educated in the Waco School District. She married David E. Parks and to this union three daughters were born, Brenda K. Calloway (James) of Mount Enterprise, Texas, Barbara A. Brown of Redding,...
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Savannah Marguerite Borden

April 1, 1999 - March 5, 2015

Savannah Marguerite Borden, 15, passed away in her home on March 5, 2015. She was born in Agadir, Morocco on April 1, 1999 to Tamara Atkinson and David Borden. Apart from her first few months living abroad, she spent her entire life in Austin, Texas. She attended both Open Door Preschool and Rosedale School. Savannah had an active social life and charmed people with her amazing smile and...
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Clarence Alvin Rowley

July 24, 1918 - March 5, 2015

Clarence Alvin Rowley, known as Alvin, a native Austinite, was born at home – not a hospital – close in the shadow of the Capitol building on July 24, 1918. Alvin was the oldest child of Clarence Rowley (Sr) and Mildred Gordon Holt. Alvin had 2 brothers and a sister. Early in life he became a swimmer. After their house burned down, his family lived in a camp tent on the grounds of Deep...
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Dorothy Colvin

January 19, 1918 - March 4, 2015

COLVIN, Dorothy Dorothy Colvin, 97, passed from this earth March 4th, 2015. She attended public schools in Midlothian, Texas and graduated from Trinity University when it was located in Waxahachie, Texas. While attending Trinity she met and later married James H. Colvin, her husband of 62 years and who preceded her in death in 2002. They both graduated from Trinity with degrees in mathematics....
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Fannie Lindeman

July 17, 1943 - March 4, 2015

Fannie Cordell Lindeman of Kingsland, died Wednesday March 4, 2015. Fannie was born in Austin on July 17, 1943. Her parents Lee Alvin and Vina Mae Cordell preceded her in death. She is survived by her five children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Monday March 9th at 2pm at Middle Fiskville Cemetery in Austin.
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Sylvia M. Gibbs

October 1, 1937 - March 4, 2015

SYLVIA M.GIBBS died March 4, 2015, at age 77 in her 3-J apartment, 1801 Lavaca St., Austin, TX, 78701. She had been seriously ill for several years, first with lupus in 1964, then emphysema about seven years ago, and finally the more recent possibility of Parkinson's. Sylvia is survived by her husband Jack after 53 years of marriage, by her daughter Laura K. Gibbs (the wife of Anderson White),...
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Iris Louise Werner Lester

May 8, 1924 - March 4, 2015

Iris Louise Werner Lester of Austin, and more recently San Antonio, peacefully passed away on March 4, 2015 in her home surrounded by loving family. Iris was born May 8, 1924 in Houston, Texas, the second daughter of Ella and Albert Werner. She attended Lamar High School and Rice University in Houston. During World War 2 she worked for Humble Oil. In 1949 she met William Harris Lester, a...
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Jackie Lee Waldrop

October 24, 1945 - March 4, 2015

Jackie Lee Waldrop, born Oct 24.1945 passed March 4, 2015. Survived by his wife, Sherry, daughters, Tracy Lynn and Rachel Cemental. Sons, Jack Brian and Michael Brandon Waldrop and Steve Wingo. Brother-in-laws, Dr's. Frosty and Pam Moore, Robin Moore and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie and Wilbert Klaus and Doyle and Colleen Moore. Jack loved...
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Ruth Gibson Moore

July 6, 1920 - March 4, 2015

Ruth Gibson Moore of Austin and San Antonio passed away in her sleep at 94 years of age on March 4, 2015. Ruth was born on July 6, 1920 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Ruth was proud of growing up on a dairy farm near Alvin, Texas. She loved to tell stories of being a self-described country girl, working hard with her 2 sisters and 4 brothers on the family farm. She delighted in telling about singing...
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Donnell June Lang Sutherland

October 31, 1936 - March 4, 2015

Donnell June Lang Sutherland Donna Lang Sutherland, 78, went to be with her Lord on March 4, 2015, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born October 31, 1936, and was a lifelong resident of Austin. She was predeceased by her Mother, Neenah Lang and Auntie Zera Jones, who, together, raised her. Donna was a loving and giving mother and grandmother to those who survive her,...
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Virginia Onita North

July 12, 1924 - March 4, 2015

Virginia Onita North was born at home in Travis County, Texas July 12, 1924 on the Texas ranch of her parents, James Dillard and Ollie Singleton. This is the home she loved throughout her long life. Virginia, our mom, embraced life through the Great Depression and World War II, surviving two husbands and raising four children, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She constantly...
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Scott M. Smith

August 8, 1946 - March 3, 2015

Scott M. Smith was born on August 8, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas, the first child of Henry C. Smith and Clora Mae McCauley Smith. He died on March 3, 2015 in Austin, Texas at Christopher House after being diagnosed with cancer in 2003. He faced this phase of his life in a spirit of calm analysis consistent with the way he faced everything in his life. He is survived by his wife of 27 years,...
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Bettye J. Jackson

July 30, 1934 - March 3, 2015

Bettye J. Jackson, born July 30, 1934 in Thrall, TX to Frank and Bertha Jackson, she was the 4th child of 12 siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and three brothers. Bettye leaves to cherish her fond memory her son, Donald Ray Jackson; two granddaughters, Kayla Joyce and Kearston Bertha; one great granddaughter, Aniah, all of Las Vegas; three sisters, Frankie...
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Helen McLaughlin Putman

December 16, 1922 - March 2, 2015

Helen McLaughlin Putman, 92, of Austin, Texas died Monday, March 2, 2015. Born December 16, 1922 in Chicago Illinois, Helen moved to the south Texas town of Mercedes as a young girl with her mom (Agnes), brother (Jack) and sister (Gertrude). As a young woman, Helen lived in San Antonio and then Houston where she married Edward D. Putman in 1961. After getting married, Helen and Ed moved to...
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Marjorie Sweet

July 4, 1929 - March 2, 2015

Surrounded by her loved ones, Margie Sweet passed from this life to the next on Monday, March 2nd. Marjorie Ann McElyea was born on July 4, 1929 in Grenola, Kansas. Patriotic from the very start, her favorite colors were red, white, and blue. After childhood stints in Kansas and California, Margie settled into life as a high school student in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Always an independent spirit,...
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Claude Nolen

July 10, 1921 - March 2, 2015

Claude Hunter Nolen, teacher, scholar, and social activist, died at his South Austin home on March 2, 2015, surrounded by four generations of his loving family. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on July 10, 1921, he grew up in that city and on a farm in Imboden, Arkansas, during the Great Depression. As a U.S. Army infantryman during World War II, he served in the Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, and...
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Fred A. Wells, Jr.

August 17, 1931 - March 1, 2015

Fred Wells What a man. He never met a stranger, remembered everyone's name and made them his friend. Fred, age 83 of Lakeway, Tx. died March 1, 2015 after a 2 year battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Linda; his four children, Jan Pertschuk of Rancho Santa Fe, Ca.; son Clay Wells of Aspen, Co.; son Andy Wells (Dana) of Austin; and daughter Teresa Marie Wells ...
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Robert "Bob" Armstrong

November 7, 1932 - March 1, 2015

Robert Landis "Bob" Armstrong loved his family, Texas, land, and God. He never met a stranger and looked for the best in each person he encountered. Bob, who served seven years in the Texas House of Representatives and twelve years as Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office died of heart failure Sunday evening. He was 82. Both in the Texas House and as Land Commissioner, Bob was...
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E. V. "Vic" Niemeyer, Jr.

September 28, 1919 - March 1, 2015

E.V. "Vic" Niemeyer, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on March 1, 2015, holding the hand of his beloved wife Lala. He was born in Houston on September 28, 1919 and grew up in La Porte, Texas on Galveston Bay. He graduated from the local high school in 1936 and then attended Schreiner Institute in Kerrville and the U.S. Naval Academy for one year, before graduating from the University of Texas...
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Cason James Eckhoff

April 24, 1994 - February 28, 2015

All who saw Cason saw a firm façade, but anyone who approached him found his beautifully kind spirit. Cason's gentle soul loved his friends, his band, drawing and driving his car. He had so much to give and grow. I will miss you dearly Cason, Dad. For almost twenty-one years, this wonderful life of Cason's has been a part of all of ours. We have seen the skinny kid with blonde curls turn...
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Jimmy W. Smallwood

October 27, 1936 - February 28, 2015

Born in Winters, Texas, 1st son of Archie and Stella Smallwood.Preceded in death by his parents Archie and Stella Smallwood and his two brothers Alford (Al) and Millard (Woody) and his oldest son Jimmy Ralph. Survived by sister Vada McCallum and husband Stanley McCallum; Wife Janet Smallwood; Daughters Vickie, Lorna, Bridget; youngest son James; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. ...
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Joseph Winford "Joe Mac" McDaniel

December 15, 1923 - February 28, 2015

Joseph Winford "Joe Mac" McDaniel was born December 15th, 1923, in the Gilmer/ Hot Coffee area of Mississippi. Joe entered the gates of heaven of February 28th, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of Ida Lou Flynt and George Washington McDaniel. As a boy he worked the cotton fields and held various other labor intensive jobs in order to help support his family. On the promise of a job...
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Peter Browne McNutt

November 5, 1955 - February 27, 2015

Peter Browne McNutt, 59, passed away February 27, 2015. Peter was born on November 5th, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas to Dr. John and Kathleen McNutt. He grew up in Austin, graduated from Westlake High School, and received a degree from Louisiana State University in music theory and composition. Peter loved playing the drums, and taught scores of students to perform on percussion instruments...
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Margaret "Peggy" Dougal

September 5, 1929 - February 27, 2015

Margaret ("Peggy") Jane McLennan Dougal, 85, died Friday, February 27, 2015 in Austin, Texas with loving family at her side. Peggy will be remembered for her faith, kindness, wit and love. Peggy was born in Des Moines, Iowa on September 5, 1929, the second child of Donald McKenzie McLennan and Leola Bell Peterson McLennan. She grew up during the Great Depression and was instilled with a...
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Michael Leonard Molberg

July 7, 1955 - February 27, 2015

Michael, loved father, brother, and son passed away February 27, 2015. Michael owned and operated M-N-J Grocery in McDade, Tx. for 17 years. He graduated from The University of Texas in 1977. Michael was born in Austin, Tx. on July 7, 1955 to Leonard C. Molberg, Jr. and Winifred S. Johnson. Michael loved life, people, and his family. Michael's legacy continues with his children, Jessica and...
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Juanita Mary Roberts

February 27, 2015

Juanita Mary Roberts of Austin passed away peacefully February 27, with her daughter by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Roberts, and her grandson, Brandon Welch Laningham. She is survived by her son Johnny Wyatt, his wife Patty; son, Eddy Wyatt; daughter Patty Laningham and husband Tom; granddaughter Nicolette Laningham; granddaughter Kimberly McKnight and...
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Chris Vincent

February 27, 2015

Christopher Vincent, 55, beloved husband, brother and friend of so many in the Austin music scene passed away on Friday, February the 27th. Born July 3rd, 1959, son of John and Teresa Vincent, both deceased. He leaves behind his loving wife Maribel, his older brother, David, his younger sister Sun-ja and her Husband Yo, and his often bragged-about niece, Danielle. A memorial service will...
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Orrin B. Ross, SC, USN, Ret

August 9, 1929 - February 27, 2015

ROSS, Orrin B. Capt., SC, USN Ret Orrin Bowen (O.B.) Ross passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on February 27, 2015. He was born August 9,1929 in Lowville, NY. He was the ninth of ten children born to Orrin F. and Ella Ross. He is survived by his adoring wife of 56 years, Gail; son, Jeff Ross (Annelouise Tookoian); daughter, Laurie Culbert (Scott Serur) and grandson, Nate;...
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Donald Skrabanek

November 18, 1951 - February 26, 2015

Donald Skrabanek of Austin, Texas unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, February 26 at the age of 63. Donald was born on November 18, 1951 in Baytown, Texas and grew up in Highlands, Texas. He made the move to Austin in the late 1970s and has been a resident ever since, teaching English at Austin Community College and raising two daughters, Alana and Ava, with wife Anne Souby. Donald was a man...
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Scott Tarlton Dardnne

September 11, 1989 - February 26, 2015

Scott Dardnne of Austin passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 26, 2015. Scott was born in Austin, Texas to Jim and Beth Dardnne. He attended Austin public schools, graduating from Anderson High School in 2008. He then attended Louisiana State University where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduating with a BS in Business from LSU in 2013, Scott returned to Austin...
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Dorothy Layne Hendrick

December 21, 1926 - February 26, 2015

DOROTHY LAYNE HENDRICK On the winter solstice December 21, 1926, Dorothy Ruth Layne was born in Forney, Texas. She died February 26, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday March 6, 2015 from 5-7pm at Weed-Corley-Fish, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas. A worship service expressing gratitude to God for her life will be held Saturday March 7, 2015, 11am at Faith Presbyterian...
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William (Bill) Mark Schuck

December 23, 1937 - February 26, 2015

William (Bill) Schuck, 77, was born on December 23, 1937, & died Thursday, February 25, 2015 at his home in Lakeway, TX. Bill graduated from Elwood High School in 1955, & from Indiana University with his Bachelor's degree in 1960. Upon graduation, Bill went to work for Texaco Inc. Throughout his career, he receive a number of promotions, which took him to many cities across the country. In...
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Alexander Weil III

May 20, 1941 - February 25, 2015

WEIL III, Alexander May 20, 1941 – February 25, 2015 If you went looking for Alexander Weil, III, you'd find him on the golf course with his friends, fly-fishing on the Texas coastal flats, or escaping to nature with his wife, Delaine, on their ranch near Briggs, Texas. Alex died on February 25, 2015, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 73. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas...
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Eugene Yu Feng Shen

March 20, 1913 - February 25, 2015

Eugene Yu Feng Shen, son of Si-San Shen & Chew-La Shen, was born on March 20, 1913 in Soochow, China, which is an ancient city with a high degree of culture, famous of cultivating scholars. He graduated from Soochow University, receiving the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology and taught at Soochow University and Shanghai College of Medicine. After moved to Taiwan in 1948, Eugene taught at...
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Brett Aaron Aycock

June 7, 1981 - February 24, 2015

Sgt. Brett Aaron Aycock, U.S. Army (Ret.), 33, left this worldly life on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Brett was born June 7, 1981, in Oklahoma City, OK, to Nancy Grace Landes and the late Stephen Burney Aycock. Brett was an Austinite since the age of four; he attended Hill Elementary, Murchison Middle School, Anderson High School and the University of Texas in Austin. Brett never met a...
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Wanda Bresee Pope Felton

December 18, 1914 - February 24, 2015

Wanda Grace Bresee was born December 18, 1914 in Gordon, Nebraska, the third of five children of Frank and Ruth Quible Bresee. She spent her early childhood in western Nebraska and Wyoming, finally settling in North Bend with her mother and siblings. She became an accomplished seamstress and violinist. Wanda moved to Omaha following high school graduation, worked for Ford motor company, and...
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Lucile Mary Butler

July 10, 1928 - February 23, 2015

Lucile Mary Butler, 86, of Austin, Texas, died on February 23, 2015. She was born on July 10, 1928, in New York, NY, to Dorothy and Charles Nollman. Lucile attended Purdue University in W. Lafayette, IN, where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, and graduated from Texas Women's University in Denton, TX. Active in the Women's Club of Lakeway, she served as president 1992-1993. She...
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Robert E. Barron

March 20, 1957 - February 23, 2015

Robert is survived by his son, Andrew Barron; his daughter, Brittany Barron; brothers, David and Michael; granddaughter, Caprice; aunt, Marjorie and Ken Wheaton; uncle, Leo; and cousin, Stacy Davis. A special thanks to the many people who have supported the Barron family during the past few months. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Djalynn Kylescott and Leslie Weldon, his extended...
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Helen Marie Clampitt Savage

February 22, 1931 - February 23, 2015

Helen Marie Clampitt Savage, devoted mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on February 23, 2015. She was born February 22, 1931, in Amarillo, Texas. Helen grew up in El Paso surrounded by a large, loving family. She married Rodger Savage on October 5, 1956, and together they raised three daughters. Rodger's military service took the family to Alaska and finally to Austin, Texas, in...
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Carolyn "Tootsie" Edenbaum

August 8, 1937 - February 22, 2015

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Carolyn Caughey "Tootsie" Edenbaum, who was the beloved daughter of Eunice and David Caughey, and cherished wife for 59 years of David Edenbaum, honored mother of Barbara Edenbaum Misle-Freund and Michael J. Edenbaum, of Austin; respected grandmother of Lindsey Morgan Osmani and family, Keely Collin Freund. Cherished sister to Dr. Irwin and...
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Marie U. Scheel

October 4, 1914 - February 21, 2015

Marie U. Scheel passed away on February 21, 2015 at the age of 100. She was born October 4, 1914, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Malakias Saviniemi in Hancock, Michigan. Marie left the upper peninsula of Michigan in 1935 to study voice at Sherwood University of Music in Chicago, Illinois. It was there that she met her husband, Weldon B. Scheel from Lockhart, Texas. They were married in LaGrange...
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Elva Bell McLin

June 5, 1917 - February 21, 2015

Elva Bell McLin of Leander, TX, formerly of Athens, AL, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Austin, TX, with family and friends at her side. She was born in Norcatur, Kansas, June 5, 1917, to Ruth Inez (Diefendorf) and James Shirley Bell. She was married to Paul Edward McLin from Oct. 18, 1940 until his death in Athens on Nov. 6, 1998. All their children, grandchildren, and great...
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Thomas L. Collins

May 15, 1942 - February 21, 2015

Tom was a kind, generous and loving husband and father. He built his company the same way he did everything else, with a desire to excel and he succeeded. He did not compromise his standards and was an empathetic and generous employer. As a husband, father and friend, he was without match. Tom was never content to do just enough to just get by --- he always gave his best. Many heartfelt thanks to...
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Susan Kim Bollman

January 23, 1955 - February 21, 2015

Susan Kim Rogers Bollman, devoted mother, grandmother, wife and friend, passed away February 21, 2015 in Buda, Texas. Kim was born January 23, 1955 to S.K. "Kirby" and Patricia Bowman Rogers. Kim attended Levelland High School, South Plains College, and Southwest Texas State University where she graduated with both her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Education. It was in San Marcos...
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Juana "Jane" R. Campos

March 27, 1920 - February 21, 2015

Funeral Services for Juana (Jane) Rodriguez Campos, 94 years old, of Austin, will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21, 2015, in Austin, Texas. She was born and raised in Austin. She loved to travel and did so until her...
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Jolene Crozier

December 13, 1938 - February 20, 2015

On Feb. 20, 2015 our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Sister, Wanda "Jolene" Crozier, departed this earth. Left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Robert C. "Bob" (Natascha) Walker of Cedar Park and James"Jim" (Dokie) Walker of Round Rock. Also surviving are her most loved grandchildren: Kyle, Katie, Rachel, Audrey, and Sydney Walker. Her only sister, Louise Lightsey (Jerry) of Austin...
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Lucy Dean Cluck

March 29, 1922 - February 20, 2015

Lucy Dean Cluck, born March 29, 1922 in Strawn, Texas gracefully departed this world on February 20, 2015 at 8:02 pm. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Hill Calvert and Nancy Hamilton Clepper Calvert; five brothers; one sister; first husband, James D. Cluck; second husband, Bob Ireland; daughter, Nancy Wester and husband Dale. Lucy Dean leaves behind daughter, Sherry Milligan and...
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Dorothy Ann Waldron

August 25, 1924 - February 19, 2015

Dorothy Ann Waldron passed away on Thursday February 19, 2015 at the age of 90. She was born to Sterling James and Martha Pagles Layton in Henrietta, Texas. Dorothy married Karl Waldron Jr. at Christ Episcopal Church in Dallas. They moved to Karl's hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota where she spent what she often recalled as the happiest days of her life raising her small two children. ...
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Bobbie E. Barron

March 13, 1935 - February 18, 2015

Bobbie is survived by his sons, Robert, David and Michael; grandchildren, Andrew and Brittany Barron; great-granddaughter, Caprice; sister, Marjorie and Ken Wheaton; Leo and Stacy Davis. A special thanks to the many people who have supported the Barron family during the past few months. Visitation Friday, February 27, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd....
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Charlotte Feuer

August 2, 1915 - February 18, 2015

Charlotte Feuer of Austin passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. She was born in Toronto in 1915, and moved to Miami Beach in the early 1920's. She was a self proclaimed "women's libber," being one of the first women to own and drive a car. Living in Hollywood, CA in the 1930's, she rubbed elbows with many in the "motion picture business," including going on a road trip to Mexico with Gene...
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Shawn Adele Carpenter Nelson Smith

February 4, 1941 - February 18, 2015

Shawn Adele Carpenter Nelson Smith, devoted wife, mother and grandmother passed away February 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Born February 4, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Texas, she was the only child of Marjorie Stevens Carpenter Giles and Shawnee Turley "Buck" Carpenter. After graduating from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, she graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BFA degree...
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Corinne Roberts Ware

May 16, 1932 - February 17, 2015

Corinne Roberts Ware, retired professor at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, died of heart failure Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Westminster Manor in Austin, Texas. She was 82 years old and will be remembered as a loving mother, devoted friend and faithful teacher. Born May 16, 1932, in Brownsville, Texas, Corinne Ware graduated from Brownsville High School and Baylor University. After...
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Jimmy "Sam" Allen

April 14, 1953 - February 16, 2015

Jimmy "SAM" Allen of Abilene, was born April 14, 1953 in Amarillo, Texas and peacefully passed away February 16, 2015 at the age of 61. He was the son of the late Kirk and Ireta Allen of Amarillo and brother of Dave Allen of Liberty Hill, Texas. Sam resided at Disability Resources, Inc., in Abilene, Texas and was openly accepted by the "Folk" who became his closest friends and family. Sam...
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Franklin D. Jones

March 26, 1944 - February 15, 2015

Sgt. Maj. Franklin D. Jones (ret), age 70, lost his courageous battle with cancer and the effects of Agent Orange at 2:15 AM on February 15, 2015. Although he lost his battle with cancer, he was victorious in life. Frank was a dedicated family man and is survived by his beautiful wife Peggy, his daughters Pam, Tracy and Becki, sons Dave and Jacob, and nine grandchildren. He served with...
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Flora Mae Roberts

March 31, 1926 - February 15, 2015

Flora Mae Roberts passed peacefully from this world on February 15, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Flora was born on March 31, 1926 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. She was a descendent of the pioneer Nance family with roots in Kyle, Texas. Her father was a member of the first graduating class of San Marcos Baptist Academy and her mother was a longtime pianist at the Annette Duval...
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Denis Michael Meredith

July 20, 1944 - February 15, 2015

Denis Michael Meredith, born July 20, 1944 in New York, NY passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 after 45 years of living with diabetes. An executive with American Airlines for 28 years and a loving husband of 47 years, Denis is survived by his wife Denise, three sons James, Peter, and Thomas and three daughters-in-law Melinda, Mariana, and Amy. "Pops" loved being with his 5 grandchildren Gracie,...
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Anna Laura Porter

July 22, 1925 - February 14, 2015

Anna Laura Porter, 89, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2015. Anna was born July 22, 1925 in Lynnville, Tennessee to Lucille and Wilburn Crunk. Anna met her husband, Robert L. Porter Jr., while working in Nashville, Tennessee. They married in 1946. After starting their married life in Nashville they moved to Houston, before eventually settling in Austin in 1958 where they raised their...
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Joel Mark Selber

February 19, 1932 - February 14, 2015

Joel Mark Selber, a long-time resident of Austin, Texas, passed away on February 14, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born on February 19, 1932 in Houston to Joseph M. Selber, a first generation German immigrant, and Gertrude Galewsky Selber from Hempstead, TX. His father, a successful builder in Houston, died in service during WWII when Joel was only twelve. After the death of his father, Joel...
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John E. Ford

October 11, 1947 - February 13, 2015

John E. Ford died on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the age of 67. John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Khris Cotton Ford, his daughter, Jenn Gilbert and son-in-law Cody Gilbert and grandchildren Stephen Gilbert and Leigha Gilbert, all of Holly Springs, North Carolina. He is also survived by his son, Max Ford of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and his sister, Sally Schmitt of Holt, Missouri. John is...
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Charles R. Webb

August 20, 1943 - February 13, 2015

Judge Charles R. Webb passed away Friday February 13, 2015 surrounded by loved ones after an eleven year battle with multiple myeloma. Judge Webb was born to Hugh and Evelyn Webb on August 20, 1943 in Dallas TX. He graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas before enlisting with the Army in 1962. While in the Army, he was stationed in Germany where he developed a life-long love for German...
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Joseph Miller Howard

May 19, 1929 - February 12, 2015

Joseph Miller Howard, 85, of Austin, passed away February 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Joe was born May 19, 1929 in Grange, Sharp County, Arkansas to Holly Jackson Howard and Aurora Magnolia Christenberry Howard. He was the youngest of nine siblings and is survived by sister Emily Sue Mauldin, brother Harry Howard, sons Joel Spencer Howard and Jamie Bruce Howard, and grandson Trevor Howard. ...
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Jo Anne Deane

July 3, 1936 - February 12, 2015

Jo Anne Deane went home to be with her Lord on February 12, 2015. She was born at Brackenridge Hospital on July 3, 1936. She was part of Travis High School "Class of 54". Jo Anne attended Durhams Business School and then landed a job at the American National Bank in the proof department for over 32 years. Jo Anne has been a life time resident of Manchaca and has been an integral part of the...
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Roberta Meek

May 10, 1914 - February 12, 2015

Sybil Roberta Meek, 100, formerly of Austin, died in Temple on Thursday, February 12. Family services will be scheduled at a later time. Mrs. Meek was born on May 10, 1914 in Wichita, Kansas to William Wallace and Sybil Stewart White. She is survived by her children, Barbara Ann Raab of Austin, Mary Kaye Cauley of Cameron, and William Harrison Meek of Kerrville, seven grandchildren, Gail Boyer...
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