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Elna Wisian Koerner

December 25, 1918 - December 19, 2014

Elna Louvina was born of Willie and Nettie Wisian on Christmas day 1918 on a farm outside Niederwald Texas during a flood. The doctor swam the swollen creek on his horse to deliver her, a two-and-a-half pound baby who was put into a shoe box. As a young girl she began what would become a life of nurturing by caring for her younger siblings while her parents and older brother Sonny worked in...
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Jackson Riley Hodges

June 11, 2001 - December 17, 2014

Jackson Riley Hodges, age 13, passed away on December 17, 2014. He was born June 11, 2001 to Paul and Catherine (Hong) Hodges. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 20th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Jackson's endowment at Dell Children's Hospital:
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Ted Stewart

July 30, 1947 - December 17, 2014

On December 17, 2014, Teddy "Ted" Lee Stewart, age 67, passed away in Austin, Texas. Ted was born on July 30, 1947, in Las Cruces, New Mexico to Josephine Alexander Stewart and Kenneth Kinkade Stewart. After graduating from New Mexico A&M, Kenneth moved his young family to West Texas where he was stationed at Midland Air Field. Ted was four months old when he first called Odessa home and...
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Feliza Rodriguez Lewter

July 9, 1934 - December 17, 2014

Flower of all Flowers, Star of all Stars, Light of all Lights, Angel of all Angels, that is our beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend who has passed on December 17th 2014 to be with Jesus, with family and friends at her side. Feliza Rodriguez Lewter was born to Pablo and Maria de Jesus Rodriguez in Mendoza, Texas. Her greatest joys in life were her family whom she...
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Bernadette Barry "Dusty" Young

March 31, 1951 - December 16, 2014

Bernadette Louise Barry Young, known as Dusty by many of her friends, passed peacefully from this world to heaven on December 16, 2014, after a long battle with complications from breast cancer chemo. Bernadette was born March 31, 1951 in San Antonio to Jeanette L. Mann and Alfred P. Barry Sr. She grew up in San Antonio attending all girl Catholic schools until convincing her mother to let her...
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Patsy Ruth Fondren

November 1, 1928 - December 16, 2014

Patsy Ruth George Fondren passed from this earth on December 16, 2014. Born November 1, 1928 in Plainview Texas to G.C. and Ruby Hooper George, she grew up in Corpus Christi, and then moved to Austin after her marriage to Gene Fondren in 1948. Over the years, they raised three children, living in Taylor, Texas, Washington D.C. and Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene,...
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Patsy A. Baggett

August 9, 1934 - December 16, 2014

Patsy A. Baggett age 80 of Austin passed away December 16, 2014. In lieu of flowers memorial gift contributions can be made to the Charity of your choice. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7500 Palmetto Circle, Austin, Texas 78749.
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Thomas Frederick (Fred) Caver

February 28, 1919 - December 15, 2014

The generation of Americans who were raised through the deprivation of the Great Depression, went on to serve during World War II, and subsequently rebuilt our great nation are often referred to as the greatest generation. They went through life with an understanding that nothing is owed, and anything gained was achieved through hard work, personal sacrifice and service to others. Thomas...
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Wayland Dale Welty

May 6, 1928 - December 15, 2014

Wayland Dale Welty, a retired United States Air Force Major, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at the age of 86 after 12 years of giving Parkinson's disease a run for its money. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and the United States of America, which he served for 24 years. An alum of the University of Iowa, Major Welty held a bachelor of arts in...
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William Blodgett Yahn

March 20, 1937 - December 14, 2014

Bill was the son of Earl Edwin and Martha Blodgett Yahn of Fairfield, CT and Santa Barbara, CA. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Nancy; sister Meredith Grenier of Palos Verdes, CA; devoted daughter and son-in-law Betsy and Chris Gillon; and 4 adoring grandchildren. Bill was born in Detroit, MI on March 20, 1937. After graduating Trinity College (CT) in 1959, he served in the U...
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Deborah Ray Almquist Hyche

July 28, 1960 - December 14, 2014

Deborah passed away on December 14, 2014 in San Antonio after succumbing to her long battle with Kidney Disease. Deborah was preceded in death by her father Raymond Almquist, Step-father Clyde Bernard, and Sisters Pamela Hammack and Kathleen Boyd. Deborah is survived by her husband of 34 years Dennis Hyche, Mother Shirley Bernard, Mother -in -law Hazel Redmond, Sister Judy Spivey, sister-in...
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Andi Petticrew

November 27, 1925 - December 13, 2014

Mrs. Andi Petticrew, 89, peacefully went home to Jesus on Dec.13th, 2014 in Austin TX. Raised in Baltimore MD, Andi married Ken Petticrew in 1945. They lived in many places, including Japan. Active in her church and community, Andi was always the devoted wife and caring mother. Andi and Ken retired to Lakeway, Texas where she was passionately active in St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Andi enjoyed...
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Ronna W. Martin

November 29, 1953 - December 13, 2014

Ronna Walker Martin, wife of Don Martin and mother of three, passed away after a valiant battle with brain cancer at 61 years old on December 13, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 36 years and three children, Aaron Martin (29) and his wife Stephanie, Clara Martin (25), and Cameron Martin (19); and her parents Doug and Donna Walker, brother Mark D. Walker and wife Abby, and sister LaRisa...
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Irene B. (Asper) Hurd

April 27, 1918 - December 12, 2014

Irene B. (Asper) Hurd, 96 died December 12, 2014. She was born in Adams, MN in 1918, one of 12 siblings. She married Harlan F. Hurd in November 1943 in Las Vegas, NV. While moving around the world as an air force wife, she had four daughters. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harlan; daughters, Barbara and Maureen. Irene is survived by daughters, Susan Marie, Irene Lee; numerous...
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Robert Winston Epstein II (Bob)

December 11, 1946 - December 12, 2014

Robert Winston Epstein, II (Bob) beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully on December 12, 2014. He is survived by his devoted wife, Velma and loving sons, Bobby and Daniel and sister Judy. He graduated from Kansas University, moved to Houston in 1984 and Austin in 1997, developing Hill Country Blind Company, Austin's premier window covering business. He was preceded in death by...
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Juanita Mignon Photopoulos

April 9, 1928 - December 11, 2014

Juanita Mignon Photopoulos age 86, of Austin passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014. She was born on Monday, April 9, 1928 to Oscar and Etta Marie Davis Lyons in Austin, Texas. She was raised in Austin by her paternal grandparents Oscar and Alma Lyons due to the death of her mother at the age of 17 and graduated high school and went to become a nurse at the old St. David's Nursing School. ...
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Richard "Dickens" Cutler

October 13, 1942 - December 11, 2014

Richard "Dickens" Cutler October 13, 1942 – December 11, 2014 Dr. Richard Cutler, often known as Dickens to his friends, passed away at Seton Hospital Medical Center on December 11, 2014, after a brief illness. Members of his family were with him as he peacefully made the transition from this existence to the next stage of the spiritual journey, a journey that he had long been following. ...
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Carolyn Hubbard Peck

March 21, 1923 - December 11, 2014

Carolyn Hubbard Peck, 91 of Austin, died Thursday, December 11, 2014. She was born in Sour Lake, Texas on March 21, 1923 to Charles and Cora Murphy Hubbard. She attended Baylor University and then moved to Austin where she has been a resident for over 60 years. Carolyn was very active in Hyde Park Baptist church and was a volunteer at Seton Hospital for over 40 years, and also volunteered at...
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Jo Brown

November 8, 1919 - December 11, 2014

It has been a month of celebration for Jo Brown – her 95th Birthday party, Thanksgiving with her family, learning of a new great-grandchild on the way, unwrapping Christmas ornaments and her treasured Angel collection, Christmas shopping for the Great-Grans and a dinner "party" on December 7th at the Austin Country Club, remembering the wonderful times she and her husband Dub Brown had there,...
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Gerald "Jerry" Alexander Trejo

July 30, 1965 - December 10, 2014

Gerald (Jerry) Alexander Trejo, age 49, went to be with his Lord, on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Jerry was born July 30, 1965 in Harlingen, Texas, raised in Primera, Texas and settled in Austin, Texas. He worked as a Collateral Recovery Specialist and was employed by Capital Adjusters. He is preceded in death by grandparents, Lonjino and Irene Trejo, Antonio and Maria Paredes; and uncle,...
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Deanne Louise Knox

August 23, 1941 - December 10, 2014

Deanne Louise Knox, 73, of Austin, Texas died Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Deanne was born on August 23, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Carl Robert "Bob" and Hildred (Clark) Stenstrom. Following graduation from Johnston High School in Iowa, she enrolled at Iowa State University in Ames where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1963. She was a charter...
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Cristofer Joe Moreno

November 19, 1990 - December 9, 2014

Cristofer Joe Moreno was born in Austin, Texas on November 19, 1990. He graduated from Pflugerville High School in 2009. After graduation and several different jobs, he came to the realization that education was where he needed to focus. He moved to Frisco, Texas in 2012 and attained an Associates Degree from Collin County Community College in December 2014. His next adventure was to transfer...
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Elijia "Mary" Lopez

May 10, 1929 - December 9, 2014

Elijia "Mary" Lopez age 85 of Memphis, Texas formerly of Fresno, California passed away December 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Lopez, Sr.; and her son, Jose Lopez, Jr. Mary is survived by her daughters, Olga Garcia and husband Frank, Maria Gonzalez and husband Roberto, Gloria Lomeli and husband Raul; sister, Emma Mireles; brother, Simon Rodriguez; several...
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Gay Ruby Dahlstrom

April 2, 1930 - December 8, 2014

Gay Ruby Dahlstrom, wife, mother, entrepreneur and self-employed business woman, died Monday, December 8, of complications with pneumonia. She was born Eloise Gay Ruby ("Babe" to her family) in Lockhart, Texas at her grandparents' home on April 2, 1930. In 1937, she moved to Buda with her parents, James Cecil Ruby and Louise Walter Ruby, and older brother, James Cecil Ruby Jr. ("Bubba"). Her...
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Barbara Ethel Woodland

April 30, 1925 - December 8, 2014

Barbara Woodland , age 89, died on December 8, 2014. She fought Alzheimer's disease for the last 21 years of her life and is now in heaven with Jesus. She was born in Mandok, Hungary to Aron and Suzanne Balogh on April 30, 1925. Barbara migrated with her parents at age three to Windsor, Canada where she grew up with her sisters Irene and Olga. In 1946 she met Dave Woodland at a USO dance...
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Beatrice Torres Diaz

July 10, 1925 - December 7, 2014

Beatrice Torres Diaz passed away at home on December 7, 2014. She was 89. Beatrice was born in Austin on July 10, 1925 to Timoteo Torres and Maria Pequeno. She married Manuel Diaz in 1950 and they had 5 children. Beatrice loved her children dearly and dedicated her life to providing for them and raising them in the Catholic faith. She made many sacrifices to give her children...
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Macille I. Berry

November 19, 1919 - December 7, 2014

Macille I. Berry of Virden, IL died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Heartland Health Center, Austin, TX. She was born November 19, 1919 in Nilwood, the daughter of William and Iva Shores Davis. She married Lynn E. Berry on August 7, 1938 in Nilwood and he preceded her in death on February 24, 2007. Macille was a member of the Palmyra Chapter #455 of Eastern Star and former member of the...
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Ethel Clift McGinnis

October 16, 1920 - December 7, 2014

Volunteer, organizer and social activist, Ethel Clift McGinnis, of Austin, died December 7, 2014, at her home. Ethel was born October 16, 1920, in Omaha, Nebraska to William B. and Sunny Clift. By coincidence, she was the twin of Montgomery Clift (Monty), who later became a famous movie actor. When Ethel was growing up, the Clifts lived in many places in the U.S. and Europe. Ethel learned...
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Nettie M. Cargill

September 24, 1917 - December 7, 2014

Our beloved Nettie Cargill, after 97 great and wonderful years, and countless unforgettable memories , passed away on December 7th in Austin Texas. She is survived by the following people : Benny Cox , Brother Frank Cargill jr. Son Sheila McFeron, Daughter H.P. Scott, soninlaw Sherry Scott, granddaughter Belinda Scott, granddaughter Brandon McFeron , grandson Scotty Mailloux , great...
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Charles "Chuck" Peek

June 15, 1936 - December 6, 2014

Dr. Charles "Chuck" Peek, born June 15, 1936 was called home to heaven on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at his home in Austin, Texas. Chuck was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years Karlene. He is survived by his children David Peek, Mark Peek and his wife Lisa, Cindy and her husband David Veit, Jeff Peek and his wife Marsha, and Kristi and her husband Tim Field. Chuck is also survived...
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Kermit W. Fox, MD

January 8, 1913 - December 6, 2014

Dr. Kermit W. Fox, a long-time resident of Austin passed away on December 6, 2014 at the age of 101. He was born on a farm near Carmine, Texas on January 8, 1913 to Otto and Elisa Fuchs. He began his education in a unique one-teacher country school located on the family's farm. After finishing high school in Brenham, Texas he graduated with honors from Blinn Junior College in the same town. A...
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Edgar C "Red" Littlefield, Jr.

January 18, 1931 - December 4, 2014

Edgar C. Littlefield, Jr. passed away on December 4, 2014. He was born in Lanett, Alabama on January 18th, 1931; he was the first born son of Edgar C. Littlefield, Sr. and Jessie Freeman Littlefield. After graduation from Lanett High School, he built and raced stock cars for three years prior to joining the United States Air Force. Ed honorably served his country for 27 years before retiring...
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Ellenor Jean Watson

May 8, 1925 - December 3, 2014

Ellenor Jean Watson passed away on December 3, 2014. Jean was an accomplished artist and a long-time member and officer of the Municipal Art Guild and Austin Palette club. She was also an active member of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75 serving as Flotilla historian and performing safety patrols on area lakes. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, she married her husband Harvey in 1943 before...
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Donald W. Morgan

September 11, 1924 - December 3, 2014

MORGAN, Donald W. Donald William Morgan, Age 90, finished his life's journey on December 3, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Natalie Noble Morgan; daughter Lynette Morgan Dundee and her husband, Charles Dundee, granddaughters Laurel Ruth Dundee and Margaret Grace Dundee of Austin; daughter Michelle Morgan Mears, of Temple, and granddaughter Natalie Annette Mears of Troy; daughter...
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Dorothy Estelle Faulkner Nichols

August 8, 1926 - December 2, 2014

Dorothy Estelle Faulkner Nichols was born in Taylor, Texas on August 8, 1926. She grew up as the middle child of Russell and Estelle Faulkner. As a young girl she rode her horse King Tut when they lived in Taylor, enjoyed Girl Scout Camp, and was a swimming counselor at Camp Waldemar. After graduating from Austin High and the University of Texas, she was a teacher at Metz Elementary school in...
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Laura Honey

October 20, 1963 - December 1, 2014

Laura Elizabeth Honey, age 51, passed away on December 1, 2014. She was born on October 20, 1963 to Warren and Marchita (Stroud) Honey. Laura is survived by her daughters, Alexandra Gardner Manley and Madison Gardner. A memorial celebration will be held from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6th at the Broken Spoke, 3201 South Lamar in Austin.
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Betty Dunlavey King

November 27, 1925 - December 1, 2014

"Gracious lady of the Capitol" they called Betty King, the longest serving Secretary of the Senate in Texas history. In addition to her dedication to this state, the Texas Senate, Longhorn football, and the University of Texas, Betty was a loving, caring mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Those whose lives she touched will never forget her. Devoted to her family and friends, she left...
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Gloria Lafuente

May 28, 1933 - December 1, 2014

Gloria Lafuente joined the love of her life Lupe Lafuente on December 1, 2014. She passed away peacefully at the age of 81 with her family at her side. Gloria was born May 28, 1933 in Austin, Texas. Gloria's first love was spending time with her husband, family and friends. Gloria retired from the Federal Government after 35 years of service but always held a part time job on the side with...
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Anna Loland Mills

September 23, 1925 - November 29, 2014

Anna Loland Mills – "Lani" was born 9/23/25 in Holbrook, Arizona to Anna Loland and Peter Solberg. She was born in a chamber pot, as the story goes – one of 10 children from a carpenter and his wife. She was a star athlete all of her life; a gymnast and ice skater in her early years. Donald Oliver Mills, a lieutenant in the Air Force training in Arizona said his breath was taken away by...
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John Earl Bagalay , Jr.

September 22, 1933 - November 29, 2014

John died in Austin, TX early on Saturday morning November 29, 2014 of heart failure, just one week after moving to Austin from Cambridge, MA. He was born in San Antonio, TX on September 22, 1933, to John Earl Bagalay Sr. and Katherine Ainsworth Bagalay. John's family soon moved to Houston. Growing up in Houston he graduated from Lamar High School, then three years later graduated from Baylor...
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Dolores Marcin

November 29, 2014

Dolores Marcin, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014, in Austin, Texas. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the suburb of Berwyn with her parents and her older sisters Ellen and Grace. She attended Nazareth Academy High School and worked at St. Pius V Church (Shrine of St. Jude) as an administrative secretary and bookkeeper. She met her...
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J.L. Hall

February 5, 1924 - November 28, 2014

Our beloved husband/father/grandfather/brother "J.L" passed away peacefully at his home on November 28th, 2014, at the age of 90. J.L. was born in Lone Oak, Texas on February 5th, 1924, and grew up in Fluvanna and San Angelo. He fought in WWII in the 66th Infantry Division and remained in the Reserves until January 1966, retiring with the rank of Major. When the war was over he headed to Austin...
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John Pollard Guinn, Jr.

July 7, 1917 - November 27, 2014

John Pollard Guinn Jr, 97, passed away peacefully Nov 27, 2014. Born and raised in Cotulla, TX, he met and married his wife while teaching school there. His marriage to Velma Lee Sanders, his "only sweetheart" would last for 70 years until her passing. A veteran of WWII, John served as an Army Intelligence Officer attached to the "Mighty Eighth Air Force". Returning to Texas, John resumed his...
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Dora B. Pulido

May 31, 1938 - November 26, 2014

Dora B. Pulido, 76 of Austin, TX, was called home on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Ignacio Pulido; her children, Alex, wife Elodia, Gabriel wife Kathy, Victor wife Jeri, her only daughter, Rosanne Juarez husband Pete, her youngest son, Roy; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; her brother, Cruz Barba Jr, wife Bertha; sister, Mary Seballes; and her...
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Frances Bird Crooks

March 6, 1946 - November 26, 2014

Frances Bird Crooks passed away on November 26, 2014. She was born in Austin, Texas on March 6, 1946 to Frank and Ora Bird. Plagued throughout most of her life with multiple health problems, she never let them control who and what she was – a woman with a heart of gold who spread love and hope to all who were fortunate to know her. Frances is survived by her loving husband, Gerald Crooks;...
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Phyllis Ann Vaughn

July 11, 1954 - November 26, 2014

Our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Phyllis Ann Vaughn, nee Grimes, 60, was greeted by our heavenly father on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Born in Kingsville, Texas, she soon moved to Houston, where she grew up and graduated from South Houston High School. In her younger years, she loved to play the violin and was a member of the South Houston High School Orchestra. She...
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Mollie Gene Waldrop Cowden

April 30, 1932 - November 26, 2014

Mollie Gene Waldrop Cowden died peacefully on November 26th, 2014. Born in Nashville on April 30th, 1932 to Nell and Homer Waldrop, she grew up in Jackson, Tennessee. Mollie attended Judson College in Mississippi for a year before transferring to Baylor to study voice and piano. Music was one of her great loves. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano at church and for family and friends. At...
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Mary Ramos Uballe

November 21, 1912 - November 25, 2014

Mary R. Uballe, of Austin, passed peacefully in her home Tuesday evening, surrounded by her loved ones. Mary had just celebrated her 102nd birthday on November 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her sons, Simon Uballe, Baldomero Uballe, Johnny Uballe, her grandsons Rocky Santos, Robert Uballe, and siblings Dora Ramos, Victor Ramos, and Joe Ramos. She is survived by her children Modesta...
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Luther Hiram Fox

November 21, 1928 - November 25, 2014

Luther Hiram Fox, 86, of Austin, Texas, died Tuesday, November 25th of natural causes. "Bo" Fox was born to Monroe and Helen Fox on November 21st, 1928 in Austin. He served his country in the 196th Infantry Regiment. He belonged to Austin Masonic Lodge No. 12, where he held the office of Worshipful Master. He loved dancing, hunting, fishing and cars—but above all, he loved the people he...
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Charles Taliaferro Clark

March 18, 1917 - November 25, 2014

Charles Taliaferro Clark, age 97, died November 25. He was born in Illinois to Charles A. Clark and Kathryn Sneed Clark, graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas, and attended Northwestern University, where he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He later attended the University of Texas, earning his BBA in 1938, MBA in 1939, and PhD in business administration in 1956. ...
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Elizabeth Britton Allison

September 11, 1976 - November 24, 2014

Elizabeth Britton Allison passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 after a brief but courageous battle with aggressive cervical cancer. Born September 11, 1976, Elizabeth is survived by her husband, William Allison, Jr, her 20 month old daughter, Brooklyn, both of Midland, Texas and step daughters Renae and Raylene Allison of Long Beach, California. She is also survived by her parents, Susan and...
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Nancy Kay Hill

January 17, 1941 - November 24, 2014

Nancy Kay (Ingle) Hill was born January 17, 1941 to Clyde and Rae Ingle in Corpus Christi, Texas. She went to see her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, November 24, 2014 in Austin, TX due to heart complications.
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Edda Ingeborg "Inge" Kuenast

January 22, 1922 - November 23, 2014

Edda Ingeborg "Inge" Kuenast, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday November 23, 2014 in Austin, Texas after a long and blessed life serving the Lord, caring for family and practicing medicine. Born Edda Ingeborg Joetten on January 22, 1922 in Boerfink, Germany, Inge was the eldest daughter of a musician/educator, Wilhelm Joetten and Angela Hartmann Joetten. Inge, one of eight children, grew up...
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Mary Ellyce Hall

October 21, 1911 - November 22, 2014

Mary Ellyce Childers Hall was born in Waelder, Texas on October 21, 1911. She moved to Austin in third grade and later attended Austin High School, but moved to Del Rio in her senior year, graduating in 1930. She married Henry Hall in 1941 and in 1953 had their only son Bryan. In 1959 the family joined Tarrytown United Methodist Church. Ellyce was instrumental in planting trees in front of...
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Anna Varga Kudlak

February 1, 1929 - November 21, 2014

Anna Varga Kudlak, Age 85, passed peacefully to be with our Lord on November 21, 2014 with her son and his wife at her side. Anna was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 1, 1929. On May 11, 1957, she married Michael Kudlak. They moved to Texas due to Michael's work but her love for New York never left her heart. Anna was dedicated to her faith and prayer life. She was an accomplished dressmaker...
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Kenneth "Ray" Farabee

November 22, 1932 - November 20, 2014

Kenneth "Ray" Farabee died at his home in Austin on Thursday, November 20, 2014 after a life well lived. He was 81. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1932, Ray graduated from Wichita Falls High School before attending the University of Texas at Austin. Ray was elected Student Body President at UT but only served for a short time prior to taking a position with the National Student Association...
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Geraldine Marie Lamb Pittsford

December 5, 1927 - November 19, 2014

Geraldine Marie Lamb Pittsford, daughter of George and Marguerite Lamb, was born on December 5, 1927 in Fort Worth, TX and died on November 19, 2014 in Austin, TX. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl James Pittsford Sr., her parents, her brothers George Edward Lamb and Danny Little and grandson, Kenny Barnard. She is survived by her daughter Margaret Givens; daughter Carlene Barnard...
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David F. West

November 27, 1925 - November 18, 2014

David F. West, age 88 of Austin, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, with his family by his side. David was born in Beech Grove, IN in 1925. He was raised in California, where he graduated from Montebello H.S. After graduation he joined the Navy ROTC and attended Texas A&M, the University of Texas, and graduated from UCLA in 1945. David had a very long and successful career in...
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Lorraine Jean Turner

July 2, 1920 - November 17, 2014

Lorraine Jean Turner, 94, died November 17, 2014, peacefully at her home in Austin, Texas. Lorraine was born July 2, 1920, in South Haven, Michigan, to Albert and Viola Pioch. After graduation at Bronson Methodist Hospital of Nursing she was appointed to the Navy Nurse Corps on April 13, 1943, in South Haven, Michigan at the rank of Ensign with the Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and...
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Richard Thomas "Dick" Doyle

February 15, 1918 - November 17, 2014

Dick was born in Flint Michigan, the third child of Ida Mae Fritz Doyle and Thomas William Doyle. He graduated from The Ohio State University in Business Administration and studied at The University of Texas Graduate School of Business. Dick was a Commander in the United States Navy during WWII flying PBMs and PBYs. He remained an active pilot for many years flying his beloved Cessna 180 with...
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Ramon Almaguel

March 31, 1928 - November 17, 2014

El Reverendo Ramón Almaguel, a la edad de 86, de Austin, Texas, murió en paz el 17 de noviembre de 2014. Ramón nació en Banes, Cuba el 31 de marzo 1928, hijo de Pedro Almaguel y Baldomera Rojas. El más joven de 14 hijos, Ramón creció en un rancho próspero y productivo que siempre sirvió de trasfondo para sus historias de su infancia. Cuando Ramón tenía diecinueve años, fue...
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Tony Krauss

January 3, 1947 - November 16, 2014

Tony Krauss, 67, of Austin, Texas, died on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his home with his family at his side. He was born on January 3, 1947 in San Saba, Texas, to Rudolph and Giovanna Krauss. Tony was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Deborah M. Blahuta Krauss; daughter, Lauren Krauss of Hawaii; son, Michael Alexander Krauss of Austin; brothers, John and wife...
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Hazel Forester

October 1, 1915 - November 16, 2014

Hazel Brackston Batey Forester, daughter of Robert Brackston Batey and wife, Gertrude Josephine Miller, was born October 1, 1915 on the Batey Ranch in Guadalupe and Gonzales Counties and died on November 16, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Capt. Russell E. Forester, USNR; sisters, Lyndal Patillo and Adeliene Owings and her brother, Wendell Brackston Batey. She is...
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H. Gene Patterson

January 1, 1931 - November 15, 2014

Harold Gene Patterson, 83, died on November 15, 2014 in Austin. Gene was born in Houston, Texas on January 1, 1931 to C.L. and Era Ann Patterson. He received his B.A. degree in Bible, Magna Cum Laude, from Abilene Christian University and his Master's in New Testament from Harding University. Gene met Lucretia Farrar, a teacher at Harding Grade School, in 1953. They were married on August 29,...
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Katherine "Kay" Klemit Mack

December 10, 1931 - November 14, 2014

Katherine "Kay" Klemit Mack of Austin, TX passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 14, 2014 less than a month before her 83rd birthday. She was a kind, generous, loving, and independent woman who will be missed by all who knew her. Katherine Klemit was born in Bradley, IL in December 1931. She grew up in neighboring Kankakee where she graduated from high school. Kay graduated from...
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Richard Velton Sorgee

July 23, 1919 - November 14, 2014

Richard Velton Sorgee, 95, died November 14, in Cedar Park, Texas. He was born July 23, 1919 on the Harrell Ranch on the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle. Velton was the second child of Fred and Mausby Sorgee. He grew up on the banks of a small lake on the outskirts of Canyon, Texas. He attended elementary school through high school at West Texas Normal College in Canyon. He...
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Carol Sue Wilson

August 29, 1946 - November 13, 2014

Mrs. Carol Sue Kincannon Wilson was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 29, 1946, to Margaret Eloise and L.M. "Jiggs" Kincannon. She passed away November 13, 2014 after a long illness. Carol grew up in a loving family, which included her brother David Keith, 12 aunts and uncles, 28 great aunts and uncles, and too many cousins to count. Carol loved to travel. Her dad was stationed in Texas,...
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Regine Schumaker

June 16, 1944 - November 13, 2014

Regine Schumaker, 70, of Austin, TX died on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at her home after a sixteen month battle with Leukemia. She was born and raised in Paris, France and immigrated to the US in 1964. Regine was born in Paris, France to Louis and Denise Renard. Regine was educated in France and immigrated to the US in 1964 to visit her brother Remi who was a graduate student at MIT. ...
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Philip S. Mintz

October 10, 1930 - November 13, 2014

Phillip S. Mintz passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 13, in Austin, at the age of 84. Loving husband and father, Phil is survived by his wife of 60 years, Selma, and his children and grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Fort Sam Houston on Wednesday, November 19 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Associaiton.
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Kurt Damon Racca

February 17, 1962 - November 12, 2014

Kurt Damon Racca, 52, of Austin, Texas, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at his home with his family at his side. He was born on February 17, 1962 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Ray Racca and Vennoy Racca. Kurt was preceded in death by his son, Dylan Reese Racca. He is survived by his wife, Erin Alyssa Racca; daughter, Aubree Morgan Racca Harris and husband Jeff; son, Ty Anthony Racca;...
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William D. Hofmann

March 10, 1944 - November 11, 2014

William D. Hofmann was born March 10, 1944 to Anthony and Lillian Hofmann of New Jersey. He went to Jesus and his heavenly reward on November 11, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Lillian, his brother, Jackie and a sister, Nancy. He is survived by his wife Ruth of 40 years, his sister Mary Westcott and husband, Kenn, and brother Arthur Hofmann, and wife, Lydia. Also,...
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Margaret Natoli

October 8, 1935 - November 11, 2014

Our beloved Margaret Theresa Natoli, aged 79, was called home to our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Born October 8, 1935 in Jersey City, N.J., Margaret met her future husband, Robert during one of the summers that they spent in Lake Parsippany, N.J. when they were children. They were married in Parsippany, N.J. on November 14, 1954. They had four sons and went on to enjoy...
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Ronald Earl Cantrell

October 21, 1943 - November 11, 2014

Ronald Earl Cantrell, 71, of Austin, Texas, retired, passed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 surrounded by family. He was born on October 21, 1943 in Denver, Colorado to Evangeline Blanchard and Wilburne Cantrell. He served in the navy and enjoyed fly fishing, antiques, music and family. He is survived by his loving wife Faith, his children Ronnie Cantrell, Stacy Davis and Sheryl Shushan,...
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Michael Bryant

January 4, 1950 - November 9, 2014

Michael was born January 4, 1950, in Lubbock, Texas, and passed away November 9, 2014. Receiving his Master of Arts Degree with Honors in Speech Communications and Human Relations, Elementary Education and Administration from the University of Kansas, he served as Assistant Principal of Oak Hill Elementary until his retirement in 2007, after 25 years of service. Memorial services will be...
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Sally Rice Jones

August 28, 1955 - November 7, 2014

Sally Rice Jones, age 59, passed away in Austin, Texas on Friday, November 7, 2014, after battling stage IV breast cancer for six years. She was born on August 28, 1955, in Westport, Connecticut, where she attended Staples High School. Sally attended Duke University, where she studied English. She worked in the book and periodicals publishing. Sally is survived by her mother, Dian Rice; her...
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Lorenia M. Sonnenreich

January 23, 1924 - November 7, 2014

Lorenia M. Sonnenreich, beloved wife of the late Joseph Sonnenreich died Friday, November 7, 2014 at her home from a long illness. She leaves behind two nephews William F. Sonnenreich and Michael R. Sonnenreich. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Weed-Corley-Fish Leander location on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:00am. Interment will be in Temple Israel Cemetery in New York.
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Geoffrey William Cagle

August 16, 1951 - November 7, 2014

Geoffrey William Cagle, age 63, of Leander, Texas, died at his home on Friday, November 7, 2014 after a long fight with cancer. He was born on August 16, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois to Howard P. Cagle and Ethel M. Hall. Geoffrey graduated from Chrisney High School in 1969. He attended Blackhawk College in Moline, Illinois and received an Associate degree from Austin Community College. ...
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Marion (Corry) Adams , Jr.

December 17, 1941 - November 7, 2014

Marion Corry Adams, Jr., 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 7, 2014, after his unexpected death from a stroke. Corry was born December 17, 1941, in Houston to Marion Corry Adams and Melbadel Wright Adams. He grew up in Houston, attended Lamar High School, and graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and the...
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Alice Villalpando Torres

February 3, 1936 - November 7, 2014

Alice Villalpando Torres, age 78, of Austin, TX, passed away on November 7, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. John Torres, Jr. and parents Alvino and Magdalena Ledesma and Irene Ortunio. Alice is survived by her daughters; Liz Leos, Priscilla Pecina and husband Mike; her son; Herb V. Torres, grandchildren; Leticia Gonzales and husband Josh, Tim Pecina and wife Amanda, Alyssa...
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Jeanie Wilson Tennant Parks

July 23, 1921 - November 6, 2014

Jeanie Wilson Tennant Parks July 23, 1921 – November 6, 2014 Jeanie Wilson Tennant Parks, wife of the late Dr. Walter Samuel Parks, Jr. passed away peacefully on November 6, 2014. She was born July 23, 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland to Sarah and Walter Tennant. She grew up in Newton, MA. After graduating from high school at East Greenwich Academy in Rhode Island she went on to attend nursing...
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Alene Cantrell

July 31, 1926 - November 6, 2014

Alene Cantrell was born on July 31st, 1926, to Loyse and Al Henley. Alene had a long and beautiful life. She was a stalwart soul, full of sly humor and reflection. Her blue eyes sparkled with warmth, and her laugh could melt away anxiety and fear---her laugh was irresistible. Alene had a crystal-clear soprano voice and shared her musical gifts with others. She sang in the choir from...
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Joe T. Lopez, Jr.

September 18, 1935 - November 4, 2014

Joe T. Lopez. Jr beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend was called home by our heavenly father at the age of 79 on November 4, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Lopez and Petra Lopez; sisters, Dolores Lopez and Mary Lopez. Joe is survived by his devoted wife of 27 years, Sylvia H. Lopez; his children, Sharon E Garza, Shirley A. Martinez (husband Javier) and Samuel A....
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Lena (Lynne) P. Edwards

May 9, 1926 - November 4, 2014

Lena (Lynne) P. Edwards, World's Greatest Mother, peacefully passed over on November 4th, 2014, at the age of 88. When Lynne and her four dear sisters were a together, they were a spirited force to behold. Lynne was devoted to her family and enjoyed fishing, bowling, bridge, art, dogs and dancing - a good rickey-tickey song would get her motor running every time! The sun does not shine...
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Donald Ray Rincon

September 27, 1949 - November 3, 2014

RINCON, DONALD RAY Don Rincon was born in Houston, Texas on September 27, 1949 and died on Monday, November 3, 2014 in Austin Texas. His parents, Robert and Filomena Cantú Rincon, are deceased. Don is survived by his wife, Melinda Lamar Sterk Rincon, daughter Lauren Elizabeth Rincon, and brother Rodney Rincon of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Don graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas...
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Marie Massey

February 23, 1922 - November 3, 2014

Marie Smith Massey of Austin died November 3, 2014. She was born February 23, 1922 in Hickasha, Oklahoma to Robert Pinkney Smith and Bertha Phillips. Marie was preceded in death by Hobby G. Massey, her husband of 57 years (until 1996); infant daughter Susan Kay Massey; 3 sisters, Gladys Gerlock, Eunice Young, Velma Decoursy; and brothers Emmett, Oscar, R.P., McAllan and Wade. Marie's...
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Rhea Ann Schroeder

February 4, 1979 - November 3, 2014

Rhea Ann Schroeder, 35, died November 03, 2014, at her home in Lakeway, TX. She was born February 4, 1979, in Kabugao Apayao, Philippines to Pinera and Herminia Biden. Her father was a Municipal Judge in 7 Municipalities in Apayao province. Her mother was a Government Employee. Rhea Ann was a member of the Catholic Women's Fellowship and Tamarows Club while growing up. She graduated from...
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Virgus Ray Cardozier

April 2, 1923 - November 2, 2014

Virgus Ray Cardozier, professor emeritus of higher education administration at the University of Texas at Austin died in Austin, Texas on November 2, 2014 of complications of a stroke. Professor Cardozier was born on April 2, 1923 and reared on a farm in north central Louisiana, the son of James C. and Lelia Megison Cardozier. He enrolled at LSU in June 1940 where his studies were...
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Susanne Hooper

October 7, 1927 - November 2, 2014

Susanne Catlett Hooper died peacefully in Austin on November 2, 2014, following a beautiful life that began in Okemah, Oklahoma on October 7, 1927. She was the second daughter born to Eugene Newlon Catlett and Mary Board Catlett. The family moved to McAllen when Susanne was five years old, and when she was 14 they relocated to Austin where she graduated from Austin High School. Susanne attended...
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Beverly Scarborough Yahiel

February 16, 1949 - November 2, 2014

Beverly Strittmatter Scarborough Yahiel, 65, died of ovarian cancer on November 2, 2014. She was born in Cincinnati, but her life took off when she moved to Austin in 1968 to finish a journalism degree at UT. It was a colorful era; she wrote for The Rag, an underground paper, worked on political campaigns, and moved with friends into the house on French Place where her daughter Megan and family...
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James Jesse Stahl

April 17, 1925 - November 1, 2014

James Jesse Stahl (also affectionately known as Jim, Jimmy, Dad, Grandpa and Pa) of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully after a short illness on Saturday, November 1st at the age of 89 in the presence of his loving wife of 66 years, Elizabeth "Liz" Stahl. Jim was born to Mattie nee Ryan and Jesse James Stahl in Falfurrias, Texas on April 17th, 1925 and moved to Austin when he was 13 years...
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Charles J. Novak

September 5, 1930 - October 31, 2014

Charles J. Novak passed away on October 31, 2014, in Austin, Texas. He was born on September 5, 1930 to Charles J. and Ruth Lorraine Novak in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He grew up in McCurtain, Oklahoma, and graduated from McCurtain High School. At the age of 16, he entered Oklahoma State University (then Oklahoma A&M College) in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and graduated at the age of 20 with a...
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James Walter Morris, Jr

June 5, 1921 - October 31, 2014

James Walter (Jim) Morris, Jr., a resident of Austin since 1945, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014, at the age of 93. All those who knew Jim will cherish memories of a true Texan who lovingly and loyally served his family, faith, state, and country. Jim was born June 5, 1921, in Huntsville, Texas. He was the youngest of four children of James Walter Morris, Sr., and Ethel Moore Morris. ...
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Mecy Leiser

March 13, 1924 - October 30, 2014

Mecy Ada Jessup Leiser, age 90, of Austin Texas, passed away October 30, 2014. Mecy was born March 13, 1924 in North Carolina to Elbert and Alpha May Jessup. Her family moved to Virginia where she attended business college. She worked as a clerk for the Navy during WWII. There she met her loving husband of 68 years, Arthur Leiser Jr. They married on October 14, 1944. Mecy and Art moved to...
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Ronnie Lee Graef

October 24, 1941 - October 30, 2014

Ronnie Lee Graef was born in Austin, Texas on October 24, 1941. He joined our Lord and Savior on October 30, 2014 at the age of 73. He was the first born son to Edgar and Gussie Graef of Creedmoor, Texas. Brother to Gary Graef and wife Phyllis; Clifford Graef and wife Lisa; and Pattie Graef Burnett and husband Dale. Best Uncle ever to Ken (wife Glenna) Graef; Brian Graef; Ashley Graef;...
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Lolita G. Buikema

October 7, 1930 - October 29, 2014

Lolita G. (Lolly) Buikema, age 84, of Georgetown, Texas and formerly of Plymouth, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Lakeway, Texas. She was born on October 7, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to Carl and Pearl (Osterholm) Green. She married her beloved husband and best friend Kent on August 23, 1952 in Chicago; he passed away on August 18, 2014. Lolly worked...
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George V. Mezzetti

October 31, 1925 - October 29, 2014

George V. Mezzetti, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2014. He was born on October 31, 1925, in San Antonio, TX to George Mezzetti and Gina Beghe Mezzetti. After moving to Austin he attended Stephen F. Austin high school and graduated in 1943. Upon graduation he attended Texas A&M University, in College Station, TX. He was called into service with the Navy during WWII. After military...
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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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Irene Wilcox Strait

October 10, 1929 - October 28, 2014

Irene was born in Houston, Texas to George Washington Wilcox and Florence Herring Wilcox , a few minutes ahead of her twin brother, David C Wilcox joining their 3 yr old brother, George C Wilcox. She excelled in dance from a young age and continued throughout her life. Irene was successful in any endeavor - from winning the State Shorthand Award to earning inclusion in the National Honor...
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Richard A. "Homer" Escalante

March 20, 1986 - October 26, 2014

Our beloved Son and Brother Richard A. "Homer" Escalante age 28, A Security Officer of the community, was called to his eternal rest by our Heavenly Father on Sunday October 26, 2014. He was born March 20, 1986. He was preceded in death by his much adored Grandmother, Mary R. Escalante. Richard is survived by his mother, Monica A. Gault; father, Robert E. Gault; step-father Fonso Estrada,...
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