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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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William Thomas (Bill) Hall

May 20, 1936 - August 31, 2014

Bill Hall, "a lawyer's lawyer," a man of style and charm, a man of luminous intelligence, died August 31, 2014, at Christopher House from complications of dementia, a disease which took its inexorable toll, robbing him of his faculties and his family of his presence. A powerful stroke in 1999 that initiated his brain damage finally struck its final blow to Bill and to his family in the form of...
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Sherman Allen Kusin

March 15, 1933 - August 31, 2014

Sherman Allen Kusin died unexpectedly Sunday, August 31, 2014. Sherman was born March 15, 1933, in Texarkana, Texas. He grew up in Texarkana before enrolling in the University of Texas at Austin in 1950. From the moment he hit the forty acres, he fell in love with Austin and all things UT. After serving as an officer in the Air Force, he worked in radio for a brief time in San Francisco...
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Clara Katherine Patterson Young

November 13, 1933 - August 29, 2014

Clara Katherine Patterson Young age 80, of Spicewood, Texas, passed away Aug 29, 2014. Clara was the daughter of Reverend Tom and Edna Patterson. She was born on November 13, 1933 in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Young was widow of the late Thomas F. Young, former retired Navy Seal. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, and step son Luke Young. She is survived by her 3 children...
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Joyce U. Ballard

October 31, 1927 - August 28, 2014

Joyce Unell Hammonds Ballard, 86, died on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at her home in Austin, Texas. She will be buried alongside her late husband in her hometown of Van Alstyne, Texas following a graveside service at 11am on Saturday, September 6. There will be a visitation at the Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne from 6pm – 8pm on Friday, September 5. Joyce was born on October 31, 1927 in...
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Lee Edward Hartman, Jr.

August 15, 1943 - August 28, 2014

Lee Edward Hartman, Jr. August 15th, 1943 - August 28th, 2014 Lee Edward Hartman, Jr. passed away on Thursday morning after suffering a stroke at his home in Austin. Lee was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, on August 15, 1943 to Dr. Lee Edward Hartman and Nona Cook Hartman, a schoolteacher. Just three years, old he moved with his parents and big sister Sara to East Texas, where his father...
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Catherine M. Mikos

October 15, 1918 - August 27, 2014

Catherine M. (Whalen) Mikos, 95, formerly of Highland Park, IL and Lake Forest, IL, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014, in Arden Courts in Austin, TX, following an extended illness. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on October 15, 1918, she was the daughter of Thomas J. and Mary Ellen (Tully) Whalen. She was a graduate of Langley High School. She was married in Pittsburgh, to John J. Mikos on July 19,...
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Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside

February 27, 1928 - August 27, 2014

Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside of Austin, Texas passed away August 27, 2014. She was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on February 27, 1928 to Roy B. Dent and Mary Odell (Johnson) Dent of Timpson, Texas. She grew up in Tenaha and Timpson, Texas and graduated from Timpson High School. On November 27, 1947, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Stanley Whiteside and spent more than 52 years...
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Lane Warburton

September 11, 1969 - August 25, 2014

Lane Golden Warburton passed away at his home in Austin, Texas, on August 25, 2014. Warburton, Lane Golden was born September 11, 1969, in Alice, Texas, to Lawrence Henry Warburton and Jeanelle Golden Warburton. He graduated from Alice High School, Class of 1988. He attended college at what was Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, and would later complete his Associates Degree in...
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Ralph Daugherty, Jr.

December 25, 1929 - August 25, 2014

Ralph Howard Daugherty, Jr. passed away peacefully August 25, after a courageous battle to overcome complications suffered from an automobile accident in May. Ralph was born to Ralph Howard Daugherty Sr. and Nancy Karon Holland on Christmas Day 1929 in Ada, Oklahoma. Shortly after his birth, he moved to Rankin, a small west Texas town. He graduated valedictorian from Rankin High School and...
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William "Spike" Parker

March 14, 1945 - August 25, 2014

William C. (Spike) Parker, a lifelong resident of Austin, passed away on August 25, 2014. He was born March 14, 1945 to Morris W. Parker and Viola Pearl Williams Parker, who both preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Vicki J. Parker; daughters, Michelle Parker Baumbach and husband Donald Baumbach, Stephanie Parker Barker and husband S. E. Barker, Shawna Guidry Kowis, husband E J...
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Wanda Ruth Fielder

January 8, 1937 - August 23, 2014

Wanda Ruth Cunningham Fielder passed away at her home in Austin, Texas, on August 23, 2014. Wanda was born on January 8, 1937, to Orville Rudolph and Pauline Jones Cunningham in Quemado, Texas. Wanda began school in Quemado and eventually graduated from Spur High School. She was then accepted to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She graduated in 1956 with a degree in mathematics. ...
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Lorraine Whitman Adams

June 14, 1930 - August 22, 2014

Fort Worth native Lorraine Adams, aged 84, has joined her husband Fred, and son Fred 3, in the hereafter. Lorraine passed away at home, on Sunday August 24th 2014, in the company of her family and dear friends. She is survived by sons Alvin and Mark Adams. Fred and Lorraine were married for 59 years and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 4th, 2014. Lorraine...
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Frances Bisang Monroe

October 6, 1926 - August 21, 2014

Frances Bisang Monroe, 87, of Austin, Texas passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Frankie was born in San Antonio on October 6, 1926 to Dorothy and Sylvan Bisang. Frankie attended Thomas Jefferson High School and Incarnate Word College. In 1946 Frankie married Robert (Bobby) Monroe and they lived in El Paso and San Antonio before permanently settling in Austin in 1954. Frankie was a...
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Martha Ann (Gouger) Halden

July 22, 1933 - August 21, 2014

Martha Ann (Gouger) Halden of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on August 21, 2014 after courageously enduring numerous health issues. She was born July 22, 1933 in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from Sunset High School in 1950, she graduated from Methodist Hospital of Dallas School of Nursing and was licensed as a Registered Nurse in 1954. While attending nursing school she met her...
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Curtis Johnson

April 21, 1936 - August 21, 2014

Curtis Johnson, age 78, of Austin, TX passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born April 21, 1936 to Helen & Elmer Johnson in Austin. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Wanda Breed Johnson; his daughter and son-in-law Bev and Raymund Kuenast; his son Rusty Johnson; and son and daughter-in-law Clay and Suzanne Johnson, all of Austin. He is also survived by...
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Velma Fay Kirschner

June 12, 1914 - August 21, 2014

Velma Fay Kirschner, 100, quietly passed away Thursday morning in her home in Florence, TX. Velma was a 50+ year resident of Austin, TX. She retired from Texas Automotive Insurance Services in 1979 after 34 years of service. Velma Fay (West) Kirschner was born near Leander, TX. on June 12, 1914, to Steve William West and Lonnie Mae (Waley) West. She was a 1932 graduate of Liberty Hill where...
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John H. Evler III

July 4, 1942 - August 19, 2014

John H. Evler III, age 72, died at home in Austin on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Known to family and close friends as Jay, John was born in Frederick, Maryland, to parents Catherine Adele Evler and John H. Evler II. John attended high school in Westminster, Maryland; after graduating from high school, he joined the United States Air Force. After completing his four years of service, he returned...
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Billye Lee Sorgee

April 5, 1925 - August 18, 2014

Billye Lee Roark Sorgee, 89, died August 18th, in Cedar Park. She was born April 5, 1925 in Collingsworth County in the eastern part of the Texas panhandle. Billye was the first child of Lee and Nova Roark and was the first grandchild of her generation in the Roark and Morris families. She grew up in the tiny community of Lutie, Texas. She began her schooling at Lutie and was a member of one...
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David L. Huff

April 30, 1931 - August 15, 2014

David Huff, academician, rancher, husband, father, grandfather, and friend died on August 15, 2014 after a full and rewarding life. He was born on April 30, 1931 in McMinnville, TN to Dawson L. Huff and Alice Lynch Huff. A brother, James, followed the next year. All have predeceased him. David spent an idyllic boyhood on Lake Oswego, OR before moving on to find a college or career that held...
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Frank Stockwell

December 10, 1929 - August 14, 2014

Francis "Frank" Stockwell, age 84, passed away August 14, 2014 at Colonial Gardens, Austin, TX. Frank was born on December 10, 1929 in Henderson, NY. After completing high school, He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served from 1947 to 1956 with the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, HI and later in Bainbridge, MD as a machine accountant second class. During his service he was...
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Modelle Ballard

November 12, 1917 - August 14, 2014

Modelle Brasher Ballard passed from this life on August 14, 2014 at the age of 96. She was born on November 12, 1917 in Lubbock, Texas to Corrie Lee Acuff Brasher and Larence Hubbard Brasher. A few years later her family moved to Weslaco, Texas where her father began a retail business. They remained there until they moved to the Austin-Dripping Springs area midway through the Great...
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Patricia "Pat" Lane Boon

September 29, 1928 - August 13, 2014

Patricia "Pat" Lane Boon, age 85, passed away August 13, 2014 at Longhorn Village, Austin, TX. The angels are surely singing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" which is one of Pat's favorite songs. Pat was born on September 29, 1928 in Harlingen, TX and grew up in Longview, TX. After completing high school, she enrolled at Kilgore Junior College where two noteworthy things happened. She met her future...
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Heather Renee Lord Tamez

December 31, 1979 - August 12, 2014

"Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind." - Anonymous In loving memory of Heather Renee Lord Tamez, born December 31,1979 and handed to God on August 12, 2014, daughter of Laurance and Carol, sister of Andy and Will. Beloved wife of Darby, mother of Donovan, stepmother of Jason, Ben, Sabrina and Daughter-in-law to John, Jesusa, Louis and Gayle. Sister-in...
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Hunter Ross Williams

October 6, 1986 - August 12, 2014

Hunter "Ross" Williams, born October 6, 1986 passed away suddenly on August 12, 2014. Ross was a native of Austin, Texas and a graduate of McCallum High School. He was an avid fisherman, marksman, hunter and a good athlete. Ross was the most thoughtful, sweetest person. He was very loyal to his family and friends, and he was always there for those in need. He had an infectious personality...
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Mary Hurst

September 25, 1922 - August 12, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Palm Hurst passed away on August 12, 2014. Mary was born September 25, 1922, in Austin, the daughter of Edward Joel Palm of Austin and Martha Meachum Palm, originally of Anderson, Texas. She attended public schools in Austin and Huntsville and graduated from the University of Texas with a B.B.A. degree in 1944. She was married to John Kennard Hurst on October 11, 1946 until his...
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Josephine Bluntzer

April 14, 1940 - August 12, 2014

Josephine Nicklin Bluntzer "Jo", age 74, passed away on August 12, 2014. She was born on April 14, 1940 in Port Arthur, Texas to Francis Oliver Nicklin, Sr. and Josephine Mellers Nicklin. After she graduated from Bishop Byrne Catholic High School in Port Arthur, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1962 and master's degree in education in 1965 at the University of Texas. Jo taught sixth grade in...
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Ann Prescott Hopkins

March 4, 1931 - August 10, 2014

Ann Prescott Hopkins, age 83, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Arden Courts in Austin, Texas. Ms. Hopkins was born March 4, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1953, and married her college sweetheart, Joseph A. Hopkins. Upon college graduation, Ms. Hopkins was a career school teacher while Mr. Hopkins...
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Jimmy Arthur Meserole

March 6, 1935 - August 8, 2014

Jimmy "Jim" Arthur Meserole of Lago Vista, Texas peacefully passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 at the age of 79. He was born in Austin, Texas on March 6, 1935 to Joe and Lucy Meserole. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend to many. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Virginia Lucille Lewis and his brother Robert Joe Meserole. He is survived in death by his son,...
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Mazie Lou Burton

February 19, 1922 - August 6, 2014

Mazie Lou Erlenbusch Burton 92, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, August 6, 2014. She was born on February 19, 1922 in Houston, Texas and was one of three children to Bertha Croswell Erlenbusch and Otto Lewis Erlenbusch of Decatur, IL. Her parents, her older sister Helen, younger brother Guy and her husband Leonard Miller Burton (52 years) and second husband, Homer Long (4 years) of Austin,...
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Marion Grace Hollingshead

April 10, 1922 - August 6, 2014

Marion Grace Hollingshead went home August 6, 2014 of natural causes. Born in Covington, OK on April 10, 1922 to John and Inez Bish, her family moved to Texas in the mid-1920's, with her father being one of the pioneers in the Texas oil business. Marion graduated from Alvin High School in 1940, and then received a Nursing certificate from St. Joseph Hospital - Houston in Dec 1942. Marion was...
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Charles Arthur (C.A.) Muller

November 21, 1925 - August 1, 2014

32,370 days Grandpa, just 32,370 days. It is easy to count the days you were with us, but as I sit down to express our sadness, gratitude and share your story… I am finding it difficult to put it down on paper. We can measure how long you have been with us, but we could never measure what you brought to our lives. God blessed us with you on November 21st, 1925 and you left a lasting mark on our...
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Ewan James Ragsdale

July 30, 2014 - July 30, 2014

Ewan James Ragsdale, beautiful son of Randi and Ian Ragsdale; brother of Ruby; beloved grandchild of Stacey Townsend, Rodney Hernandez, Delilah Blake, and James Ragsdale; cherished nephew of Steven Hernandez, Devon Ragsdale, and Jeffrey Ragsdale, passed away during childbirth on July 30, 2014. Ewan is a treasured gift who touched the lives of many. We will always miss and love you.
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Roger Joseph Byrne

May 25, 1933 - July 30, 2014

Roger Joseph Byrne passed away on July 30, 2014. He was born on May 25, 1933, in Peosta, Iowa, to Marcella and Joseph Byrne. He graduated from Loras College, and received two further degrees from the University of Iowa. He served in the United States Army. Roger worked for FMC Corporation, Envirotech Corporation and ITT Corporation in various engineering and sales positions. He was awarded...
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William Douglas "Doug" Dohmann

December 23, 1944 - July 28, 2014

William Douglas "Doug" Dohmann, born December 23, 1944 in Weesatche, Goliad County, Texas and passed away on July 28, 2014 in Austin, Texas following a brief illness. Doug graduated Cum Laude from Victoria high school. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Dohmann, mother, Lizzie Dohmann, and brother, Donnie Dohmann. Doug is survived by Cornelia "Sam" Arhelger of Bastrop and son...
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William Prichard Person

February 13, 1950 - July 26, 2014

Person, William Prichard William Prichard Person of Austin, TX, passed away on July 26, 2014 following a valiant ten-year battle with cancer. Will was born on February 13, 1950, in Vicksburg, MS, and grew up in nearby Port Gibson. After graduating from Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN, Will left college to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He then moved to Flagstaff, AZ,...
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Virginia Edith Muller

August 16, 1927 - July 25, 2014

Dear Grandma, There is just so much we still want to say to you although you were called to heaven on July 25th, 2014. We had time to say our long goodbyes, but it just wasn't long enough. You have touched so many lives in your 86 years and none more so than that of your husband, Charlie Muller. After 66 years of marriage he misses you so terribly that he literally has a broken heart. You were...
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Anna Elizabeth Peterson Kleinman

August 19, 1931 - July 23, 2014

Anna Elizabeth Peterson Kleinman, 82, of Austin, TX passed away July 23, 2014 after an extended illness. She was born on August 19, 1931 in Broxton, GA to Manning W Peterson and Inez Kight Lotheridge who both preceded her in death, as well as her husband, Robert 'Bob' L. Kleinman. She is survived by four children: daughter, Gayle (Atkinson) & John Ball of Lexington, SC; son, Steve & Lola...
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Margaret Lillie Marek Hunter

May 9, 1926 - July 21, 2014

Margaret Lillie Marek Hunter Margaret Hunter of Austin, Texas was born on May 9, 1926 in Burleson County, Texas to Hynek and Annie Skirvanek Marek. She passed away on July 21, 2014 in Austin, Texas at the age of 88. After graduating from high school Margaret attended Durham Business College in Austin. Following her completion of business studies she went to work at Camp Swift, Texas. There...
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Mark David Strickert

April 9, 1964 - July 20, 2014

Mark David Strickert, 50, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Maui. A beloved husband and father, Mark was born April 9, 1964 in Bradenton, Florida. Mark earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Mark joined IBM after graduation, where he met and fell in love with his best friend, Mary. At the time of his death, Mark was...
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Elsie Lawrence Clemens

March 20, 1916 - July 20, 2014

Elsie Lawrence Clemens Elsie Lawrence Clemens died on July 20, 2014. She was born March 20, 1916 to C.W. and Ethie Wood Lawrence in Quitman, Texas. The Lawrence and Wood families were early settlers of Wood County, Texas and Elsie was proud to be a fourth generation Texan. Growing up in Brackenridge, Texas she was not happy when her junior year of high school her family moved to Longview,...
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Gustavo Olivares

November 22, 1919 - July 19, 2014

Gustavo Olivares, 94 of Austin, Texas went to his heavenly rest on July 19, 2014. Gustavo, "Gus" to his friends was born in Mexico November 22, 1919. At a very young age, Gus came to the United States with his parents. Gus grew up in central Texas and left when drafted for military service during World War II. Severe battle wounds left Gus greatly challenged, but never defeated. The United...
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Lorene S. Zoch

August 11, 1926 - July 15, 2014

Lorene S. Zoch age 87 of Giddings died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was born August 11, 1926 in Giddings and was the daughter of Henry and Selma (Fischer) Namken. She was a lifelong resident of Giddings and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Immanuel Ladies Aid for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Herbert Zoch, her brothers, Albert, Alton,...
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