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Arthur H. Lindstrom

September 12, 1921 - October 29, 2014

Arthur H. Lindstrom passed away peacefully on October 29, 2014 in Cedar Park, Texas. He was born on September 12, 1921 in Two Harbors, Minnesota to parents Hilma and John Lindstrom. He was a graduate of Two Harbors High School, a U.S. Naval aviator in WWII and then a partner in The Electric Shop/Gambles Hardware store. He married June Kasen in Oct of 1945 and they were together for over 68...
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Jamie Dewar Ferguson

December 16, 1960 - October 29, 2014

Jamie Dewar Ferguson, 53, of Austin, Texas, passed away on October 29, 2014, after jumping into Lake Austin to save his dog. He was born in Houston on December 16, 1960, and grew up in Austin. Jamie was a proud alumnus (cum laude) of the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee and The University of Texas. An avid nature lover, Jamie studied wildlife biology and ornithology. He was passionate...
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Carline Margolis Copland Ravel

March 27, 1920 - October 26, 2014

Carline Margolis Copland Ravel was born on March 27, 1920 in Dayton, Ohio and died in Austin, Texas on October 26, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Carol Kadison and son-in-law Douglas Kadison, son Albert Copland and grandchildren Joshua and Erin Copland, Alexis and Matt Kaplan, Bret Kadison and Andrew Johnson and Zachary Kadison. Mrs. Ravel is also survived by Soraya and Fredy Salazar,...
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Wilson "Larkin" Miller

January 14, 1921 - October 25, 2014

Wilson "Larkin" Miller, 93, a resident of Austin since 1967, passed away on October 25, 2014. He was born in Shelby County, Texas, on January 14, 1921, the son of Jacob and Jennie McKenzie Miller. He enlisted in the Army-Air Corps in 1941 and later joined the US Air Force, serving in the European Theatre of World War II and the Korean War. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant after...
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Sharon Kay Brashear

November 10, 1955 - October 24, 2014

Sharon Kay Brashear, age 58, of Lakeway, Texas went home to be with the Lord on October 24, 2014. She was born in Houston, Texas on November 10, 1955. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Lucille and Vernon Brashear and her sister, Linda Richardson. She is survived by her brother, Byron Brashear, nieces Donna Ballard and Lisa Ashworth, an aunt and uncle and numerous cousins. ...
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Steven S. Van Dyck

October 21, 1945 - October 22, 2014

Steven S. Van Dyck, age 69, died at Southwood Care Center in south Austin on October 22, 2014, following a long period of poor health. He had lived in Austin for 57 years. Steve was born on October 21, 1945, in Carmel, California, to John F. and Mary Ann Van Dyck. His father was a US Army officer, and Steve spent his early years in California, Italy, and Germany, before moving with his family...
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Fred Winfield Day, Jr.

July 9, 1926 - October 22, 2014

Fred Winfield Day, Jr. July 9, 1926 - October 22, 2014 Fred Winfield Day, Jr. age 88, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by his four children on October 22, 2014. Fred was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up in Temple, Texas. He received his degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950, and remained in Austin for the rest of his life. He...
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Maureen Danielle Jean-Marie Diercxsens Thompson

April 28, 1964 - October 21, 2014

Maureen Danielle Jean-Marie Thompson (née Diercxsens) Maureen Danielle Jean-Marie Thompson, 50 of Spicewood, TX passed away peacefully on October 21 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Maureen was born to Henry and Ann Diercxsens on April 28, 1964. Survived by her husband, Gary Lee Thompson, and her beloved children, Taylor (15), Kyla (13) and Katelyn (10) and her sisters, Suzanne ...
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Florence (Flo) Wojcik

February 12, 1922 - October 20, 2014

Florence (Flo) Wojcik, 92, was reunited with her beloved husband and best friend, Joseph and son David Joseph on Monday, October 20, 2014. Flo was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 12, 1922 to Frances and Boleslaw Janik. Left to celebrate her memories are her children: Sheila Wojcik, Ph.D. and her husband Harvey Caughey, and James (Karen) Wojcik; her grandchildren David and Courtney...
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Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Stengel Bond

November 15, 1922 - October 19, 2014

Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Stengel Bond died in Austin, Texas on October 19, 2014. An elegant, down-to-earth, proud, and private woman, she lacked self-importance and accepted life as it came along. Literature was her love, as well as art, movies, and all the performing arts. One example of Liz's quiet determination showed when she was eighty years old and walked halfway across Manhattan in the...
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Charmaine Hooper Denius

July 16, 1929 - October 19, 2014

Charmaine Hooper Denius, beloved wife and mother, passed away at 85 years of age on October 19, 2014. Charmaine is survived by her husband of 64 years, Franklin W. Denius, her daughter Charmaine D. McGill and her husband, J. Gordon McGill, her son, Wofford ("Woffie") Denius and his wife, Beth B. Denius, her grandchildren Parker McGill and Reagan Denius, and her nieces, Charisse L. Mayer, Stacey...
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Guy Nethery

July 26, 1967 - October 18, 2014

Guy Nethery, age 47, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Guy was born July 26, 1967, to Eldon Nethery and Dawn (Nethery) Craig of Wichita Falls, TX. He graduated from John Hirschi High School and Midwestern State University. He was employed as a Sr. Business Systems Analyst with Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin, TX. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M on...
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Jordan Leigh Gray

March 8, 1981 - October 17, 2014

Jordan Leigh Gray March 8, 1981- October 17, 2014 Jordan Leigh Gray, 33, of Austin, Texas, died on October 17, 2014. She was born on March 8, 1981 in Lubbock, Texas to Billy Frank Gray and Donna Brown Gray. Jordan was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Gray of Denver, Colorado (originally Brownfield and Lubbock, TX), and Donna Gray of Austin, Texas, (originally Washington, D.C.) She...
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Heather Catto Kohout

April 7, 1959 - October 17, 2014

Heather Catto Kohout died on October 17, 2014, nearly three years after her initial diagnosis with metastatic cancer. She was a woman of deep faith, kindness, and physical, intellectual, and spiritual beauty; a devoted wife and mother; and a ferocious friend. Her entire life was an ongoing demonstration of how to move through the world with courage, generosity, and gratitude. Heather was born...
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Salvador Hernandez

September 27, 1933 - October 17, 2014

Salvador Hernandez, 81, of Austin passed away peacefully at his home on October 17, 2014. He was a lifetime member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 1805. Salvador is survived by his son, Michael James Hernandez, his sister, Ramona Hernandez, numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Mary Ruth Hernandez. A gathering of friends and family will take...
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Asa S. Whitehead

March 2, 1921 - October 17, 2014

Asa S. Whitehead passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born March 2, 1921 in Gaines, Michigan. Asa, better known to friends as "Ace", joined the Air Force in 1941 and as a young airman during World War II flew many aircraft including the P-40 and P-63. Ace distinguished himself during the Korean War, flying 125 missions in the F-86 Saber, shooting down...
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Kirk D. Watts

April 17, 1955 - October 16, 2014

Kirk passed peacefully from this life the night of Oct. 16th after a gradual decline in health. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family and caregivers during the last days of his life. Kirk was number six of twelve children born to James Douglas Watts and Mary Virginia Shannon Watts in Austin, Texas. In 2012, after raising his four daughters and a son, Kirk retired in Florence where...
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Barbara Johanson

July 28, 1939 - October 16, 2014

Barbara Spriggs Johanson of Austin, Texas passed away on October 16, 2014. She was born on July 28, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois to Ray and Anne Spriggs. She grew up on a farm outside Pittsburg, Kansas surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. Barbara graduated from Cherokee High School in Cherokee, Kansas. She then went on to receive a double major (English/Theater) from Pittsburg State...
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Diana Wilks Colon

January 4, 1989 - October 16, 2014

Diana Courtney (Wilks) Colon, came into this life on January 4th 1989. The Lord called her home at 5:02 pm, October 16 2014, after a 22 month battle with Leukemia. (Her motto became "Fight Like A Girl"). She was at home, surrounded by all her family, and dearest friends. She graduated high school through The University of Texas. She earned her Bachelors degree from Texas State University in 2011....
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Elizabeth P. Makovy

March 24, 1934 - October 13, 2014

Elizabeth P. Makovy, 80, of Austin, Texas passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014, at Stonebriar Nursing and Rehab. Elizabeth was born on March 24, 1934, in Ganado, Texas, to Viola Kresta Psencik and Edward Psencik. She was a former member of St. Mary Cathedral in Austin and was a resident of Stonebriar Nursing Home and Rehab for the past nine years. Elizabeth was always happy and enjoyed...
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Rosie Belinda Garcia

September 4, 1948 - October 13, 2014

Rosie Belinda Garcia, 66, of Austin, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014, at St. David's South Austin Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Rosie was born on September 4, 1948, in Taft, Texas. She was a secretary in the produce industry and Nursing field. Rosie loved to dance, play pool and spend time with her family. She was loved very much by her family and friends and...
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Jeff E. Geeslin

December 30, 1930 - October 12, 2014

Jeff E. Geeslin, 83, of Austin, Texas, died on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Jeff was born in Brady, Texas to Edward and Lee Geeslin, the youngest of five boys, Campbell is the surviving brother. Jeff loved ranching with his dad. He graduated from UT with a BBA Degree and immediately began working for the Austin National Bank where he became Senior Vice President. He also earned a Master's degree...
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Alberta M. Castaneda, Ph.D.

August 15, 1922 - October 11, 2014

Alberta M. Castaneda, Ph.D., of Austin, Texas, died as the result of a house fire on Saturday, October 11, 2014. She was born August 15, 1922, in Yakima, Washington, to Francis Anthony and Sylvia Bates Mondor. She is preceded in death by her parents, her five brothers and sisters, and her son, Drew Castaneda. Dr. Castaneda completed her B.A. in Education at what is now Central Washington...
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Raul B. Buitron

January 13, 1942 - October 11, 2014

Raul B Buitron, 72, of Austin, Texas, passed away, Saturday, October 11, 2014 at his home with his family. Raul had a long year and a half battle with gastric cancer. He was a very strong and courageous man until the very end. A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, the eighteenth of October at Weed-Corley- Fish, 2620 S.Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704. Raul...
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Jehiel H. Crites, Jr.

October 24, 1920 - October 11, 2014

Jehiel Harleston (JH) Crites, 93, of Austin, Texas, retired master electrician, died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Jehiel was born in Dallas, Texas on October 24, 1920 but grew up in Denison, Texas and attended Lane Elementary and Denison High School. On November 24, 1938, he married the love of his life, Wanda Marie Wilhelm. They were married...
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Christine Veronica Holmes

August 24, 1948 - October 10, 2014

Christine Veronica Holmes, 66, of Leander, Texas, died on Friday, October 10, 2014. She was born on August 24, 1948 in Los Angeles, California. A full obituary to follow....... A Celebration of Life service is pending.
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Jamie Sue Depmore Meredith

August 27, 1945 - October 10, 2014

Jamie Sue Meredith passed away peacefully in Austin, Texas, on Friday, October 10, 2014. She is survived by her sisters Binnie Hoffman of Evant, Texas and Keith Deal of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, her brothers David Depmore of Round Rock, Texas and Dan Depmore of Orange County, California and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Jamie was born in Midland-Odessa on...
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Benjamin Badgett

September 11, 1987 - October 9, 2014

A very sweet angel was called to heaven on 10/9/14. Benjamin Badgett's heart was filled with unconditional love for all. If your paths ever crossed his, then you know that special unbiased love he possessed for you. Ben enjoyed Sunday lunch with his Dad, fishing, hanging out with friends, lending a hand, his RC cars, welding and playing with his nephews, Colin and Cory. We know Ben is...
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John William "Bill" Petersen, Jr.

October 30, 1965 - October 9, 2014

John William "Bill" Petersen Jr was born October 30, 1965, and died October 9th. Bill was a musician/composer and member of The Invincible Czars. He was also home automation professional with Dale Johnson Systems of Austin. Bill is survived by his partner James Wylie Canup of Austin, parents Carol and Rev. Lee Weber of Greenville, Pennsylvania, and JoAnn and Bill Petersen of Greeley, Colorado;...
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Harley Clark, Jr.

November 8, 1935 - October 9, 2014

By the time he was twenty Harley Clark had already made a historic change at the University of Texas. As UT Head Cheerleader, he introduced the now famous Hook 'Em Horns hand signal at a Gregory Gym pep rally in November of 1955. He unilaterally proclaimed it to be the official University of Texas hand sign, and so it is. He went on to affect Texas education in other significant ways, most...
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Fred Carl Hartman, "Doc"

January 2, 1935 - October 9, 2014

Fred Carl Hartman - "Doc" • Fred was born on January 2, 1935 in Arneckeville, Texas to Ralph and Annie Hartman. He was the youngest of four siblings. He was closest to his brother Ralph (2 years older-passed), also a sister Maryann (6 years older-passed) and brother Henry (12 years older) living in Victoria, Texas. • The Hartman's farmed many kinds of produce - raising watermelons that...
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Dorothy Pfeiffer

January 28, 1915 - October 9, 2014

Dorothy was born in Blanco, Texas, to John and Ophelia Trainer Moore. Dorothy passed away in Fredericksburg, Texas, at the age of 99. A direct descendant of a founding family of Blanco, Dorothy grew up on the family farm near the Blanco River. She would often recall a childhood of wonderful times with family and friends. Life was full and life was good. And it would continue to be so. She...
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Mary P. Gonzales

January 22, 1929 - October 9, 2014

Mary P. Gonzales age 85 of Austin, Texas formerly of Port Lavaca passed away on October 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Genaro Gonzales, Sr. Mary is survived by her daughters, Lucy Estrada and husband Don, Rose Gonzales, Margaret Cortinez and husband Joe, Janie Urban (deceased husband, Ray); sons, Genero Gonzales, Jr., James Gonzales and wife Betty; fourteen...
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Michael Kurt Evans

September 26, 1955 - October 8, 2014

Michael Kurt Evans of Austin passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Michael grew up in Amarillo, TX and worked for Amarillo Globe News until he moved to Austin in 1981 where he worked for the Austin American Statesman for 28 years. Michael was always trying to help others, even after he became ill. He had many friends in Amarillo, Austin and abroad. He loved his cats, was an...
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Desta Beal Jeffrey

October 8, 2014

Longtime Austin resident Desta Beal Jeffrey, of Austin, Texas died peacefully on October 8, 2014. She was born in Suffolk, Virginia and grew up in Hugo, Oklahoma. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Woman's University and a Master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Desta embarked upon her career teaching home economics at Baker, O. Henry Middle School, University...
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James "Jim" Lee Burns

July 21, 1970 - October 8, 2014

James "Jim" Lee Burns passed away in the early morning on Wednesday, October 8th at his home in Liberty Hill at the age of 44 after a hard fought battle with cancer. James was born on July 21, 1970 in Fort Wayne Indiana and moved to Leander, Texas in 1980. He graduated from Leander High School in 1989 and shorty after started working for Young & Pratt mechanical contractors where he worked...
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Jerry Wayne "Ric" Knight

November 21, 1953 - October 8, 2014

Knight, Jerry Wayne – Ric Knight was born November 21, 1953 and died October 8, 2014. He is survived by his parents, Noralene Vehmeier and Jerry Wayne Knight, his loving wife, Kelly Barnhill Knight, seven children Michael Knight and daughter-in-law Daniela Knight, Mallory Knight, Evan Knight, Cody Knight, Ella Knight, Taylor Barnhill, Morgan Barnhill, and one grandchild Adriana Knight. He...
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Robert Samuel (Bob) Schechter

February 26, 1929 - October 8, 2014

Robert Samuel (Bob) Schechter, aged 85, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, surrounded by the family he loved, and that adored him. Born on February 26, 1929, to Helen (Brilling) and Morris S. Schechter, he was reared in Rosenberg, Texas. Inspired by his high school chemistry teacher, Schechter decided to become a chemical engineer. He graduated from Texas A & M University in 1950 with a B...
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Jane Ferguson Hill

December 13, 1946 - October 7, 2014

Jane Ferguson Hill, 67, of Austin, Texas, died October 7, 2014, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born on December 13, 1946 in Longview, Texas to Elizabeth and Joe Ferguson, Jane spent most of her formative years in Temple where she graduated from Temple High School. Jane received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Texas in 1968. She then...
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Albert R. Carrion

December 19, 1936 - October 7, 2014

Albert R. Carrion, age 77, of Austin, passed away on October 7, 2014 at his home. Albert was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Margarita and Ignacio Carrion. Raised with 3 sisters and 5 brothers, it was in Corpus Christi that he met the "catch" of his life, Mary Acuna, and they were married in 1956. He served in the Air Force for 8 years, and was stationed at Loring AFB in Maine and Bergstrom...
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Vadis Dale Park Baggett

December 16, 1924 - October 7, 2014

Vadis Dale Park Baggett December 16, 1924 – October 7, 2014 Longtime Austin resident, Vadis Dale Park Baggett, passed away peacefully on October 7th, 2014. Vadis was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Durward A. Baggett; her parents Laura Lee Young Park and Jesse James Ketchersid Park, her brothers Curtis and Leslie Park, and sister Delma Dell Dennison. She is survived by daughter,...
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Eugene Arman Ripperger

July 7, 1914 - October 5, 2014

Eugene Arman Ripperger passed away peacefully on October 5, 2014 at home with his loving wife of 74 years at his side. He was 100 years and 3 months old. Arman, as he was known to his family, was born July 7, 1914 in Stover, Missouri, to Winnie and Bill Ripperger, growing up with three brothers and a sister in a small town, learning to do with little and be self-sufficient. His adventures...
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Hugo Guillermo Silva

June 25, 1937 - October 5, 2014

Hugo Guillermo Silva, born June 25, 1937 in Lima, Peru, to Peruvian Air Force General Ergasto Silva and Maria Cagigao de Silva, went to his eternal rest on Sunday October 5, 2014 at the age of 77. He married Leonor Parra on March 11, 1967 in Los Angeles, CA where they lived before moving to Miami, FL and eventually settling in Austin, TX in 1984. He and Leonor were founding parents of St....
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Fred Pittman Ellison

January 11, 1922 - October 4, 2014

Fred Pittman Ellison was born January 11, 1922, in Denton, Texas, the son of Lee Monroe Ellison and Hixie Pittman Ellison and brother of the late Edith Lanier Ellison. Early on he pursued an interest in foreign languages, starting with Latin, Spanish, and French in high school and continuing with German and Portuguese, principally at the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation with a...
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John Thomas Sutton

March 3, 1981 - October 3, 2014

John Thomas Sutton, 33, of Austin was born March 3, 1981 in Alamogordo, NM to Tom and Janice Sutton of Austin. He passed away unexpectedly on October 3, 2014 at his home. He was a 1999 graduate of Anderson High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society. John attended The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Colorado graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in...
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Eliseo Gutierrez

June 14, 1927 - October 1, 2014

Eliseo Gutiérrez - Born; June 14, 1927 in San Gaspar de Los Reyes, Jalisco, Mexico; passed away October 1, 2014 in Cedar Park, Texas. Known to his friends as "Cheo," and to his many nieces and nephews as "mi tio Cheo," he grew up in Juarez, Mexico. After marriage, he went to work at A.S.A.R.C.O., in El Paso, TX where he was a steel-worker for 34 years. He moved his family to El Paso in...
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Michael Vincent Junk

November 8, 1962 - October 1, 2014

Michael Vincent Junk, 51, suddenly and swiftly passed from the imperfections of this world into the peacefulness of eternal life on Oct. 1, 2014. Born and raised in Austin, Mike was a 1981 graduate of William B. Travis High School and earned various degrees from the School of Hard Knocks. A blend of bold, caring and unpredictable, Mike loved and was loved by his children, mother, siblings, in...
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Samuel Campbell, Jr.

May 9, 1918 - September 29, 2014

Samuel "Sam" George Campbell, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 29, 2014. Mr. Campbell was born on May 9, 1918, in Charleston, West Virginia, the eldest son of Sam G. Campbell, Sr., and Virginia Clark. He is survived by his son Sam G. Campbell III, daughter-in-law Leslie Langee, grandchildren Robert Austin and Christopher Joel...
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Thomas Oliver Wilson

August 29, 1937 - September 29, 2014

Thomas Oliver Wilson August 29, 1937-September 29, 2014 Thomas Oliver Wilson was born on August 29, 1937 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the second of nine children born to Thomas Henry and Georgiana Wilson. Tom honorably served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. Upon discharge, he moved to Texas to work in the geophysical exploration industry as an electronic technician....
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Michael Dudly Gipson

October 22, 1966 - September 28, 2014

Michael was born in Odessa, Texas, and was the youngest of Jules and Carolyn Gipson's four children. He is survived by his mother, Carolyn; sister Marci Henna and husband, Louis; sister Kit Knox Viehbeck and husband, Al; and brother Colin Gipson, and several nieces and a nephew. He was a constant source of joy for all who knew him, and left this world a far better place than he found it. ...
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Lucile Wessels "Cile" Dunlevy

August 15, 1920 - September 27, 2014

Lucile Wessels "Cile" Dunlevy, age 94, of Austin passed away on September 27, 2014. She was born on August 15, 1920 in La Feria, TX to Elizabeth Brockmeier and Herman Diehl Wessels. A graduate of La Feria High School, she attended Texas State College for Women and the University of Texas at Austin. In 1944, Cile was united in marriage to Harold James "Jim" Dunlevy at St. Mark's Evangelical...
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Adriana Ann Ybarra

February 12, 1982 - September 27, 2014

Adriana Ybarra passed away in the early hours of Saturday, September 27, at The Christopher House in Austin at the age of 32 after a hard-fought battle with breast cancer. Adriana was born February 12, 1982, in Austin, Texas, and lived most of her life in the Central Texas area. Adriana knew much pain and suffering in her early years, but she was determined not to be defined by her past but,...
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William Ramsey O'Connell

November 22, 1944 - September 26, 2014

William Ramsey O'Connell was born in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1944 and died in Austin on September 26, 2014 at the age of 69. "O'C" was a skinny man with a beautiful voice and a big personality; an important figure in Austin broadcasting and advertising for over four decades. He was originally a newsman, but later would become an innovative producer of radio sports programming for...
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Bruce Martin Wilpon

May 6, 1958 - September 26, 2014

Bruce Martin Wilpon, 56, died on September 26, 2014 at home after an extended illness. Bruce was born in Miami, Florida on May 6, 1958 to Faye and Arnold Wilpon. He graduated from Coral Gables High School and NYU with a degree in accounting. After obtaining his CPA, Bruce went on to graduate school at the University of Miami (Florida), obtaining his Masters in Economics and Juris Doctor in 1984. ...
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Emma Gertrude Tuley

May 29, 1921 - September 22, 2014

Emma Gertrude Tuley died on September 22, 2014. She was born on May 29, 1921, and reared in Teague, Texas, Emma graduated from Teague High School with her lifelong friend, Mary Morse, now of Austin. During World War II, Emma moved to Washington, D.C. and worked in the War Department for the OSS. Returning to Teague after the war, she began her career with the Rock Island Railroad, working in...
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Coylene Turlington Newton

July 19, 1942 - September 21, 2014

NEWTON, Coylene Turlington Jul. 19, 1942 - Sep. 21, 2014 We celebrate the life of Coylene Turlington Newton. Coylene was born July 19, 1942 and passed away September 21, 2014 in the loving presence of her family. Coylene was predeceased by her parents, Coy and Ruby Turlington, and her brother, Culver Turlington. She leaves behind her beloved husband, Bill Newton, her son, Johnny Bohn of...
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Robert Kay Hale

April 7, 1934 - September 21, 2014

Where does one start in writing an obituary about such a wonderful, cheerful, sweet man? The world lost a good one when Robert Kay Hale passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 21, 2014. He will be terribly missed by his family and loved ones, and the myriad of friends he left behind. He truly embodied the spirit of Will Rogers in terms of never having met a man he didn't like. ...
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James "Jim" Gerst, Jr.

July 7, 1920 - September 21, 2014

James "Jim" Oscar Gerst, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 21, 2014. He was born on July 7, 1920 in La Feria, Texas to Myrtle Camp Gerst and James Oscar Gerst, Sr. Upon graduation from San Benito High School, where he was the Class President, Jim entered the United States Air Force to serve in the China Burma...
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Barbara Labardini

August 1, 1938 - September 20, 2014

Barbara Ann Labardini, 76, of Austin, TX passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family the morning of September 20, 2014. Barbara was born to Bernard Leo and Mary Catherine Stephan on August 1, 1938 in Cedar Rapids, IA. She married Dr. Mario Marcelo Labardini on September 14, 1968 in Ann Arbor, MI while both attending the University of Michigan. The married couple moved to Mexico City,...
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Alicia Westlake

December 16, 1934 - September 20, 2014

Alicia Maria Westlake [De Los Santos] of Austin passed away peacefully into the tender care of our Lord on the evening of September 20th, 2014. She was born on December 16th, 1934 in Harlingen Texas, where she met the love of her life, Air Force airman, Richard A. Westlake. Alicia a beloved mother, wife, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, died in Austin surrounded by her husband, daughter ...
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Ruth Lorraine Ebbs

July 22, 1926 - September 20, 2014

Ruth Lorraine Ebbs, 88, was called home to her Lord on September 20, 2014 in Austin, Texas, surrounded by loving family and friends. Born on July 22, 1926 in Hobart, Indiana, her parents, Arthur H. Balitz and Erna C. Balitz, instilled in her a love for music and a lifelong heart for God and serving others. Ruth took up the French Horn, studying under Max Pottag of the Chicago Symphony, and...
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Joyce Marie Wallace

May 27, 1926 - September 19, 2014

Joyce Marie Wallace, 88, of Austin, Texas journeyed to be with the Lord on Friday afternoon, 19 September, 2014. She left peacefully, with family members by her side. Born in Mooreville, Texas on 27 May, 1926, Joyce met and married the love of her life, Kenneth Wallace, while completing her degree at Baylor University. Active with Kinney Avenue Baptist Church since moving to Austin in 1948, she...
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LaVerne Ann Petty

December 20, 1935 - September 19, 2014

LaVerne Ann Adams Petty, age 78 passed away on September 19, 2014. She was born on December 20, 1935 in Austin, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James B. Petty; daughter Brenda Brumbelow and husband Richard; sister Joyce Wilbanks and husband Don; brother Chris Adams and wife Carol; son in law Jake Sullivan; grandsons Jarrett Sullivan, Brian Sullivan, Clayton Sullivan and...
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Thomas "Tom" Elliott Sederquist

March 19, 1943 - September 18, 2014

Thomas "Tom" Elliott Sederquist, 71, formerly of Gorham, NH passed away from surgical complications Thursday, September 18th, 2014. Tom was born on March 19th, 1943 in Lynn, Massachusetts to Robert Sederquist Sr. & Inez Elliot Sederquist. He grew up in Alton, NH and attended Laconia High School (class of 61). He left school and Alton early to bravely serve his country in the US Navy. Tom...
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Patricia Dannelley Hendricks

November 27, 1931 - September 18, 2014

Patricia Dannelley Hendricks, 82 of Austin passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona and was the daughter of John and Ila Dannelley of Elgin, Texas. Patricia graduated from Elgin High School and attended The University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachelors Degree in studio art and a Masters in art history. She began her career as an art history...
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June Wright Carley

January 14, 1929 - September 18, 2014

June Wright Carley passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 18, 2014. June was born on January 14, 1929 in Ballinger Texas, the daughter of Nilah Coughran Wright and Felton T. Wright. June graduated from Brownwood High School in 1946 and entered Howard Payne College that fall. She entered North Texas State University in 1946 and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in...
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Charles Brant Becker

April 2, 1964 - September 16, 2014

Charles Brant Becker, 50 of Dallas passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014. He is preceded in death by his mother, Thyra Jean Becker. Charles is survived by his father, Donald Becker; sister Barbara Becker; brother, Neal Becker all of Dallas. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. Funeral...
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Riley Monroe Epps

September 1, 1928 - September 15, 2014

Riley Monroe Epps went home on September 15th, 2014. A deeply religious and loving family man, Riley fondly referred to death as the time to go home and be with God. Riley was born in Dallas, Texas, to Joseph Monroe Epps and Lonnie Riley Epps on September 1, 1928. Riley earned his Bachelor of Business degree from Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Aggie Corps of Cadets and a...
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Anita Guerra

September 17, 1928 - September 15, 2014

Anita V. Guerra, 85, of Austin, Texas entered heaven on September 15, 2014, into the presence of Jesus and is in the arms of her husband and loving parents. Anita was born on September 17, 1928 in Bluff Springs, Texas. She went to heaven two days shy of her birthday. She is survived by one sister, four brothers, eight children, 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Anita was a...
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Valaree Commander Guy

October 3, 1919 - September 14, 2014

Valaree Commander Guy died on September 14, 2014 at Emeritus at Spicewood Springs skilled nursing in Austin, Texas. The daughter of Boyd U. and Edna V. (nee Helge) Commander, she was born near Brady, Texas on October 3, 1919. After graduating from Brady High School as valedictorian in 1936 at the age of 16, she attended Southwest Texas State Teacher's College (now Texas State University) in...
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Dick Gribling

August 30, 1924 - September 13, 2014

On 13 September 2014, Colonel Dick Gribling passed from his Austin, Texas nursing home into heaven where he was greeted by his beloved wife, Kathleen. He was 90 years old. He is fondly remembered as a kind and loving father to his son Richard and daughter Sherry, as well as, a devoted husband of 22 years to the love of his life, Kathleen. His many friends and acquaintances remember his positive...
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Catherine Sue Perkins

August 26, 1968 - September 13, 2014

Catherine Sue Perkins, 46, passed away peacefully at home in Austin, Texas on September 13, 2014. Born on August 26, 1968 in Corinth, Mississippi, she attended Belmont Academy and LSU. Catherine was a devoted mother who worked as a Special Education teacher in Louisiana and recently as a Disability Determination Specialist for the state of Texas. She dedicated herself to her daughter and...
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Christopher "Chris" Paul Porter

July 29, 1981 - September 13, 2014

Christopher (Chris) Paul Porter, 33, died Saturday in an accident. Chris was born on July 29th, 1981 to Natalie and Paul in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Center High School, and obtained his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Sam Houston State. He was completing his master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Texas State University. He planned to become a trauma counselor, and was naturally...
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Darrell "D.W." Smithson

March 11, 1958 - September 13, 2014

Darrell "D.W." Smithson, age 56, of Austin, TX, passed away September 13, 2014. He is survived by his wife Debbie Kruger; sons Nickalaus and Ben; grandson Kaiden Smithson; and brother Perry Jones. Darrell worked for Tex-Con Oil for 20 years and was an avid golfer. Memorial service to be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel, 2620 S. Congress Ave.
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Clive Edwin Barton

April 28, 1937 - September 11, 2014

Clive E. Barton passed away peacefully at Lakeway Regional Medical Center in Austin, TX. on September 11, 2014 at 11:38 p.m. surrounded by his loving family. Clive was born on April 28, 1937, in Preston, Lancashire, England. His early years consisted of a boarding school education where he studied mathematics and physics. Clive excelled in rugby and made lifelong friends that are close to...
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Sherri Erskine Kelly

August 6, 1958 - September 11, 2014

Sherri Erskine Kelly, 56, of Pflugerville, Texas, left us too soon on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on August 6, 1958 in Waco, Texas, to Donald Armhid Erskine and Edna Ruth Erskine. Sherri graduated from Del Valle High School in Austin and Texas State University in San Marcos with a Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology. She went...
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Elton Grady Jones

October 17, 1930 - September 11, 2014

Elton Grady Jones, Our beloved daddy, Elton Grady Jones, 83, died on September 11, 2014, after a 15 year hard fought battle against heart disease. He was born on October 17, 1930 in Lee County, Texas to Lem Harvey Jones, Sr. and Annie Pearl (née Edwards). Elton lived his life in Austin and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School class of 1949. He was a long time athlete playing...
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Sarah Sasaki

January 27, 1982 - September 10, 2014

Sarah Sasaki was born January 27, 1982 in Austin and passed away on September 10, 2014 in Austin. She leaves behind her mother, father, two older brothers, two older sisters, soulmate and many friends who cherish her memory. Sarah graduated from high school at the American School in Tokyo, Japan. In 2005 she graduated Magna cum Laude with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the State...
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Clayton Wilbur Alsberge

June 26, 1930 - September 10, 2014

This world has lost a remarkable man. Clayton Wilbur Alsberge, born on June 26, 1930 in San Jose, California, passed away on September 10, 2014 in Austin, TX. He will be forever missed and admired. Clay was unique. He was a farmer and an intellectual. He was mechanically gifted and a voracious reader. He built farm implements, homes and furniture. He had a beautiful singing voice and...
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Dessie Leotis Johnston

November 1, 1928 - September 10, 2014

"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." While an excellent cook, cooking was not something that Leotis favored. Except at the holidays or birthdays. Except when she was teaching someone an heirloom family recipe. Except when she was snapping beans or shredding chicken reminiscing about everything and nothing. Except when she was cooking in company and with...
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Patricia Angela Tompkins

March 15, 1958 - September 10, 2014

TOMPKINS, Patricia Angela March 15, 1958 – September 10, 2014 Patricia Angela Tompkins has added her light to heaven's Rock'n'Roll celebration. Known to friends & family as "Party Pat", she deeply touched everyone she met. She is survived by her husband, William, and their friends, her step-children, Will and Holly and their children. She is in all our hearts and will not be forgotten....
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Carrie Alvarez

October 5, 1925 - September 9, 2014

Carolyn (Carrie) Alvarez was born on October 5, 1925 to the late Maria de Jesus and Augustine Rivera. She departed this life on September 9, 2014 at her home in Austin, Texas with her children by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband Bennie Alvarez, Sr. and siblings Dolores, Maria de la luz, John and Basilio. Carrie was married to Bennie Alvarez for 54 years and spent a lifetime...
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Creed Wills Abell, Ph.D

July 8, 1934 - September 9, 2014

Creed Wills Abell III, Ph.D. of Austin died after a long illness September 9, 2014. The son of Creed Wills Abell II and Evelyn Gibson Abell, he was born on July 8, 1934 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was a proud son of Virginia, a state in which his family lineage dates back to the 1700s. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marjorie L. Abell, a son, Dr. Creed W. Abell IV and his wife,...
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Nancy Dillon

December 9, 1936 - September 8, 2014

Our beautiful, gentle wife and mother, Nancy Dillon, went to be with Jesus on Monday morning, September 8, 2014. She fought a valiant battle against cancer and was surrounded by her family at home until she was ushered into Heaven. Nancy was born December 9, 1936, the beloved daughter of Glenn and Floretta Maurer. She grew up on a farm in Julian, PA with 4 brothers that she dearly loved. At...
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Christa Odell

August 1, 1964 - September 7, 2014

Christa Odell was born in Brownwood, Texas on August 1, 1964 and passed away on September 7, 2014 in Austin. She grew up in Eastland and Abilene. Christa graduated from Wylie High School and from Midland College. She worked in the medical field in radiology for more than twenty years in Midland and Austin. Christa has one daughter, Olivia Odell, who was the love of her life. Christa was quick...
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Twila Moncrief

July 19, 1921 - September 6, 2014

Twila Moncrief passed away on September 6, 2014 at the age of 93 years. She was a treasured mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Her husband, Leonard Moncrief, preceded her death in 2005. Twila was an adventurous person who loved her family, gardening, and traveling. As a young woman she worked as a federal employee in the position of secretary in Washington, D.C., Fort...
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Bob Underwood

October 23, 1937 - September 6, 2014

Robert J. Underwood (Bob) of Lakeway, TX, passed peacefully on Sept. 6, 2014, at Christopher House in Austin, TX. His wife of 50 years, Patsy, son, Randy of Lakeway, and daughter, Amy of Grand Prairie, were by his side. Complications from liver failure took him too soon. His eventful and happy life began on Oct. 23, 1937. He was the last of 8 children born to Vernice Edna and John Washington...
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Marilyn Sue Jacob

August 2, 1933 - September 6, 2014

Marilyn Sue Sorensen Jacob, age 81, of Austin died Saturday, September 6, 2014. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10th with funeral services beginning at 7:00 p.m. at St. Elias Orthodox Church, 408 E. 11th St, Austin. Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at Assumption Cemetery.
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Kylie Christine Murphy

October 18, 1993 - September 5, 2014

Kylie Christine Murphy was tragically taken from this earth on her way home from Texas Tech University on Sept. 5, 2014. She was going home to spend time with family and friends to celebrate her brother's birthday. Kylie was born October 18, 1993 in Round Rock, Texas. She attended Brushy Creek Elementary, Cedar Valley Middle School, and graduated from McNeil High School in 2012. Kylie...
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Ryan Cole Murphy

September 5, 1994 - September 5, 2014

Ryan Cole Murphy was tragically taken from this earth while on his way home from Texas Tech University on Sept. 5, 2014. Ryan and his sister, Kylie, were on their way home to celebrate Ryan's 20th birthday with their family. Ryan was born September 5, 1994 in Round Rock, Texas – just 10 ½ months after his sister Kylie. He attended Brushy Creek Elementary, Cedar Valley Middle School and...
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Robert Littell, Jr.

May 10, 1936 - September 5, 2014

Robert Littell Jr., 78, joined his Savior on September 5, 2014, Born May 10, 1936 in Forrest City, Arkansas. His family moved to Houston Texas in 1939, were he resided for the next 57 years. Robert graduated from John H Reagan High School of Houston in 1955. He joined the Texas Air National Guard Reserves shortly after graduation and served as Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force...
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Sarah Nancy Key

May 13, 1949 - September 5, 2014

Key, Sarah Nancy 1949-2014 Sarah Nancy Key passed away on September 5, 2014, ending a nine-month struggle with lung cancer in a non¬-smoker, which she faced with true grit. The daughter of S. N. Key, Jr., M.D. and Doris J. Key, Sarah was born at the old Seton Hospital in Austin on May 13, 1949. She attended Austin public schools from Dill School through McCallum High School. She graduated...
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Walter Wendlandt

July 7, 1929 - September 4, 2014

Walter Wendlandt passed away peacefully September 4, 2014 surrounded by his family and while listening to the Spirit of Aggieland in Austin, Texas. He was born in Austin, Texas on July 7, 1929. He was the second of two sons born to Charles and Helen Wendlandt. He lost his mother when he was four years old and his father when he was eleven years old. He and his older brother, Charles, were then...
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Lester "Les" Shaw

October 28, 1940 - September 4, 2014

Lester Alan Shaw (Les), 73, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from Mesothelioma. The memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Andice Baptist Church in Florence with Pastor Daniel Crowther officiating. Inurnment will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Texas State Cemetery in Killeen. Cremation is being...
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Jack C. Goodman

October 18, 1926 - September 4, 2014

A bright, warm light, Jack C. Goodman, 87, suddenly joined his Savior on September 4, 2014. Born October 18, 1926 in New Jersey and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, he graduated from high school and was drafted by the United States Army in 1944, serving as a member of the 50th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon during WWII. While stationed at Camp Swift near Bastrop in 1945, he met the love of his life, a...
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Harris Terrell Allen, Jr.

February 13, 1925 - September 4, 2014

Harris Terrell Allen Jr., 89, died Sept. 4 at his home in Austin after a long illness. Born in Dallas in 1925, Terrell's family moved to Austin where he attended Allan Junior High and Austin High School. He was active in sports and played center on the Austin High state championship football team and was unanimous choice as All-State Center. He also ran the 440-yard relay on Austin High's...
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Jean Burleson Townsend

February 18, 1925 - September 4, 2014

Jean Burleson Townsend, Age 89, of Buchanan Dam, Texas, passed away September 4, 2014. Jean was the youngest of five children of Guy and Mary Burleson. She was born on February 18, 1925 in Concord, Texas. Mrs. Townsend was the widow of Dan Townsend. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her two sisters, Louise Scott and Mochelle Taylor; two brothers, Wallace Burleson and Clayton...
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Harry Gowdy Doss

June 27, 1926 - September 3, 2014

Harry Gowdy Doss passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on September 3, 2014 in Austin, TX. Harry was born on June 27, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA to William "Bill" Doss and Georgia Rose Gowdy-Doss. Harry met Celia "Dolly" Ellenor Bender in 1943 and they were married on May 31, 1944. Harry and Dolly celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past May. Harry and Dolly have resided in...
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Truman Echols Hornsby

November 12, 1963 - September 2, 2014

HORNSBY, Truman Echols Truman Echols Hornsby – Born Sanford, Florida, November 12, 1963 – Died Austin, Texas, September 2, 2014 Truman was just 50 years old on September 2, 2014, when his battle with cancer ended and he entered Heaven. He had the fighting spirit of his father Michael D Hornsby and mother Mary Morris Hornsby. This spirit is the strength of the Hornsby heritage and...
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Gus Martin Grosskopf

January 2, 1925 - September 2, 2014

GUS MARTIN GROSSKOPF passed away at age 89 on September 2, 2014. Gus was born in Travis County on January 2, 1925 to William Grosskopf and Bertha Engelmann Grosskopf. He graduated from Austin High School in 1942. He volunteered for the Army Air Force at 18 and earned his pilot's wings in 1944. Gus flew 24 combat missions in B-25s to Borneo and the Philippines. After discharge from the Air...
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