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

Our Obituaries

George Edward Strandtmann

March 16, 1919 - March 20, 2017

George Edward Strandtmann was born March 16, 1919 in Lockhart, Texas, the youngest child of Fritz and Josephine Strandtmann. He died March 20, 2017 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 98. He is preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Willie Mae. He is also preceded in death by his father, Fritz (who died four months prior to his birth); mother, Josephine; brothers, Eugene, Ernest, Bill,...
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Joseph Roger Williams

January 1, 1929 - March 18, 2017

Joe was born the first day of the year 1929 in DeLeon, Texas, the youngest of five, to Marguerite Jane Weaver and William Hudson Williams. He grew up in Abilene, graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute and enrolled in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas in 1947. Plans changed and he received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He then became a cotton farmer for...
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Ruby Byous Rosen

February 23, 1922 - March 17, 2017

Ruby Byous Rosen died peacefully at home on March 17, 2017. She celebrated her 95th birthday on February 23rd. Ruby lived a long, happy and quintessentially American life. She was born in the tiny town of Fanshawe, Oklahoma but left after high school to experience the larger world. She secured a job in nearby Fort Smith, Arkansas where she would meet a young Army Lieutenant, Derald Rosen whom she...
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John Henry Biggar

October 28, 1944 - March 16, 2017

John Henry Biggar, 72, of Austin, TX, passed away on Thursday March 16, 2017 at his home, according to his wishes, where he was lovingly cared for by his family and friends. John was born on October 28, 1944 to Bill Biggar and Lucille (Cindy) Shaw Biggar in Alice, Texas. John and his family later moved to Gainesville, TX where he graduated from Gainesville High School in 1963. A couple of...
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Maxyne Groner

May 10, 1936 - March 16, 2017

Maxyne passed away March 16, 2017 in Austin, Texas of congestive heart failure. She was born May 10, 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa. Parents: Jack Borodoff and Sara Blockman Borodoff Married to Stanley Adelman in 1955. (He died in 1964.) Married to Jake Groner in 1973. (He died in 1993.) Kids: Rachel Adelman, Jay Adelman (He died in 2010), Beverley Adelman, Susan Groner Kennedy, Philip...
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Harold "Sonny" Everett Peterson

June 26, 1934 - March 16, 2017

Harold "Sonny" Everett Peterson, Sr. passed away on Thursday March 16, 2017 in Austin, Texas. He was 82 years old. Sonny was born on June 26, 1934 in Urania, LA to Henry Everett Peterson and Parrie Huddleston Peterson. He received his B.S. degree in geology from Louisiana Tech, Ruston, LA and did his Masters work in geology at LSU, Baton Rouge, LA. He was ordained a Deacon at First...
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Jennifer Tuthill Johnston

September 10, 1965 - March 15, 2017

Jennifer Tuthill Johnston, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2017. Born September 10, 1965 in Norfolk, Virginia, her family moved to Houston in 1979. Jennifer graduated from Stratford High School and North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Jennifer worked for Sylvia Longoria Dorsey and Creative Flooring in Houston...
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Doris Lynne Lefkowitz

June 27, 1943 - March 14, 2017

Doris Lynne Lefkowitz was an outstanding teacher, who cared for her students as much as she loved her family. She saved many lives of students who were headed in the wrong direction, and turned them around so they would have productive lives. Doris will be missed by many, including her family, students, and former colleagues. She will be remembered forever by the people who surrounded her. ...
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Miriam Deaton

June 6, 1939 - March 13, 2017

Miriam (Mimi) Deaton, age 77, died suddenly on Monday, March 13, 2017. For many years she taught school in Austin, at Odom Elementary. She was pleased to meet, on the occasion, her former first-graders. She was pleased, as well, to meet the children of the students she had taught in that homeroom. She was pleased, but did not broadcast it, on the occasion she met the grandchildren of her former...
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Sam Shanblum

November 20, 1920 - March 12, 2017

Sam Shanblum, 96, of Austin, TX, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at home, after a brief illness. Sam was born November 20, 1920, in Fort Worth, TX, to Louis and Rose Shanblum. The youngest of four brothers, he grew up in Fort Worth, where he and his brothers worked in the family grocery store not far from the TCU campus. A graduate of Paschal High School, Sam attended North Texas Agricultural...
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Ralph M. Smith

March 19, 1931 - March 11, 2017

Dr. Ralph M Smith, beloved father, pastor, and friend, went to Heaven to unite with His Savior, Jesus Christ, his wife, Bess, and a multitude of family and friends on March 11, 2017. He is survived by his children, Diane Love and spouse Bill Love, Wallace Smith and spouse Lanette Smith, and Peyton Smith and spouse Beth Smith. His loving family included: granddaughter Lisa Gilbert and spouse...
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William (Bill) Wendell Reynolds

July 2, 1928 - March 10, 2017

William (Bill) Wendell Reynolds, 88, of Austin, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 10, 2017. He was born July 2, 1928 in Terrell, Texas. At the age of 8, he moved to Austin where he has lived and worked since. Bill is survived by his wife, Joyce L. Reynolds; son, Dale W. Reynolds; daughter, Vicki J. Stotts and her husband Dennis M. Stotts; grandchildren, Sandy Bradford and her...
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Kennard Boland "Beau" Ross, Jr.

July 13, 1960 - March 10, 2017

Beau Ross was a wonderful, caring and fun-loving person, who passed away on March 10, 2017 from an extended battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. Beau was one-of-a-kind -- outgoing, adventuresome and generous. He was a loving husband and father. He was a loyal friend, an astute business man, and world traveler. He was intelligent, professional and a mentor to many others. Born on July...
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George Murray Gibbs

August 8, 1927 - March 10, 2017

George Murray Gibbs, 89 years of age, and retired minister of Christ Christian Church died Friday, March 10, 2017 of complications following a stroke. He was born in Mansfield, Louisiana on August 8, 1927 to Jennings Bryan and Ada Gibbs. Shortly afterwards the family moved to Beaumont, Texas where he and his brother Jennings Bryan "J.B." (Deceased), and Charles Nelson lived until George left...
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Gary Lynn Green

September 12, 1946 - March 9, 2017

Life is a balance. Sometimes you hold on and sometimes you let go. Today we had to let go of Gary Lynn Green but his memories will live on forever. Gary, age 70, died March 9, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Gary was a life-long Democrat and union member of the Boilermakers Local 531 in Amarillo and Pipefitters Local 286 in Austin. If you knew Gary, you knew that he loved life, his family and his...
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Lewis Hall

November 23, 1921 - March 7, 2017

Lewis Hall died March 7, 2017 of heart failure. It was sudden, painless, and a smooth transition between life and death. The following are his words from five years ago. Looking back over 90 years I can say without hesitation that I had a happy life including a happy childhood. This is in spite of the fact that the Great Depression in 1931 devastated the economy of Seminole, the oil boom...
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William Brooks Miller

December 5, 1954 - March 7, 2017

Bill, as he was known by friends and family, was born in Austin, Texas on December 5, 1954 at 10:19 pm. He was the first of three boys born into the Miller home. He graduated from Reagan High and joined the Army in 1972. Bill served for 5 1/2 years overseas in Germany doing communications and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant E-6. In 1988, he married the love of his life, Sherri Snead, and they...
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Elinor Belle Robinson

November 27, 1918 - March 7, 2017

Elinor (Elly) Robinson, aged 98, died peacefully of natural causes March 7, 2017 at Westminster in Austin. Born November 27, 1918 in San Antonio, she was daughter to Fred and Belle Mayer. She married high school sweetheart J.C. Robinson in 1939 and moved to Houston, where they raised two sons, John (Jay) and James (Jim). Elly thoroughly enjoyed hosting parties and loved being with her...
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Nikki O'Connor

February 5, 1928 - March 3, 2017

Nikki O' Connor passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017 in Austin, Texas surrounded by family. She was born February 5, 1928 in Coolidge, Kansas to Nellie Bolander and Cleveland Polson. She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving daughter Peggy Ann Gauny and her five siblings; Delta Hall, Russell Polson, Nola Jean Burke, Sybil Burns and Thelma Branine. Nikki was an avid lover of...
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Toby Sudduth

July 24, 1967 - March 2, 2017

Brian Tobias "Toby" Sudduth – doting husband, loving father and son, fiercely talented graphic designer and generous friend – passed away on Thursday, March 2 in Austin, Texas. He was 49. Toby's boundless love and ceaseless energy, as well as his wicked sense of humor and infectious, booming laughter, will be greatly missed by his family and many, many, many friends. Toby was born on...
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Sandra Gately

March 28, 1948 - March 1, 2017

Sandra was born on March 28, 1948 and passed away on March 1, 2017. She had been a long time resident of Austin at the time of her passing. Sandy retired after working many years at Eye Physicians of Austin (EPA) as an Ophthalmologic Surgical Assistant. Doctors Rock and Thorne could always rely on her excellent skills and her caring and giving interactions with her patients. Sandy will be...
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Frederick Winkler

August 24, 1921 - March 1, 2017

Frederick Winkler died peacefully on March 1, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 95. Fred is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, including Karla Dennehy (Robert ), Fredrick Winkler (Margaret), Virginia Calise Brenner (Michael), Adelia Metcalf Woodward (Brian), Mary Poole (Lance), Edward Dismukes (Debby), Katherine Malm, and Margaret Massad (Julio). Fred is also survived by many...
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Robert W. Hughes

August 26, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Robert W. Hughes passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 28, 2017 into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior. He was born August 26, 1935 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Bill and Virginia Hughes. Bob attended the University of Oklahoma where he played shortstop for the baseball team, was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and studied chemical engineering. Upon...
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Michelle Markus

December 10, 1961 - February 27, 2017

Michelle Markus was born December 10, 1961 in Austin, TX to Robert and Jeannette Markus. She attended Anderson High School, then Austin Community College. She was affectionately referred to as "Mimi" by family and friends. It was a nickname given to her by her younger brother because he couldn't pronounce Michelle and it stuck. She had a big, generous heart and welcomed everyone with open...
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Patricia Frances Nygard

January 12, 1932 - February 27, 2017

Patricia Frances Nygard of Austin, Texas passed away on February 27, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born on January 12, 1932, the daughter of the late William and Lydia (Berg) Parolari in Iron River Michigan. She grew up in Iron River and married her sweetheart John Marvin Nygard in 1950. She was a lifelong housewife and was dedicated to nurturing her family and loved...
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James Rezia Meyers

August 6, 1928 - February 25, 2017

James Rezia Meyers passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 88 on February 25th 2017 in Austin Texas. James Meyers was born on August 6th 1928 in Abilene, Texas to Percy Avery and Katherine Jarvis Meyers. He graduated from Rice University where he was student body president and the University of Texas Law School where he achieved the Order of the Coif and was a member of the...
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Andrew Jackson "Jack" Pope

April 18, 1913 - February 25, 2017

Jack Pope, son of Dr. A.J. and Ruth Taylor Pope, was born in Abilene, Texas April 18, 1913. He died in Austin, Texas on February 25, 2017. He graduated from public schools in Abilene, earned a BA degree from Abilene Christian College in 1934 and a law degree from the University of Texas in 1937 after having been the editor of the Texas Law Review. While in Austin he met a recent graduate, Allene...
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Laverne Havins Wood

August 30, 1932 - February 24, 2017

Laverne Wood passed into the arms of her Savior on Friday, February 24, 2017. She was born August 30, 1932 in Liberty Hill, TX, to Robert Marshall and Irene (Booth) Havins. After graduating from high school, Laverne moved to Austin and attended Nixon Clay Business College. In 1954 she married Wayne Wood, a local musician, and in 1956, they started Wayne Wood Music on Avenue G. Over the course of...
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Bettie Roye West Close

September 23, 1921 - February 24, 2017

Bettie Roye West Close passed away Feb. 24 surrounded by family. She was born September 23, 1921 in Crockett, Texas, and graduated from New Waverly High School in 1937. At the age of 16, Bettie enrolled in classes at Sam Houston College, where she graduated in 1941. Bettie came to Austin in 1941, and resided in the Austin area until her death. She was employed by the State of Texas Health...
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Gary Cartwright

August 10, 1934 - February 22, 2017

Gary Cartwright, the best Texas journalist and nonfiction stylist of his generation, died February 22 at 82. His passing resulted from complications of injuries suffered in a fall in his Austin home. Born in Dallas, August 10, 1934, Gary spent some of his early boyhood in the West Texas oil boom village of Royalty, where his dad ran a Texaco station, but he grew up in Arlington. In high school...
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Eloise Moore Netherton

July 10, 1931 - February 21, 2017

Mary Eloise Moore Netherton died surrounded by her husband and children on February 21st, 2017. She was born in Dallas, Texas July 10th, 1931, the daughter of Katrina Reid and Frank W. Moore, who along with her brother Francis, preceded her in death. Eloise is survived by her husband of 64 years, Horace William (Bill) Netherton Jr. and her four children, twelve grandchildren and three great...
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Carol Ann (nee Bohlmann) Ross

October 7, 1937 - February 19, 2017

Carol passed away in her sleep very peacefully at home on Sunday, February 19, after her year-long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Carol was born in San Antonio on October 7, 1937, to her parents, Charlotte and Victor Bohlmann. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1955, where she was a member of The National Honor Society, and she lived in San Antonio until she entered The...
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Maria DeGrazia

February 7, 1933 - February 17, 2017

Maria DeGrazia, 84, of Austin, Texas, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, retired salon owner and homemaker, died Friday, February 17, 2017, at Colonial Gardens in Austin, Texas. Maria was born in Vizzini, Italy, to her parents Gioacchino Acciarito and Angela Vintaloro, and was surrounded by loving and caring family and friends throughout her life. She moved to New York City as a young...
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Frances Polk

October 20, 1929 - February 16, 2017

Frances Lohman Polk died on February 16, at the age of 87. She was born October 20, 1929, to Milton Finke and Sally Bettens, and was a native of New York City and Westchester County. She lived for many years in West Palm Beach, Florida. For the last six years, Fran lived in Austin, Texas, where her two sons reside. She was a devoted teacher of English and theater arts at the elementary,...
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Dorothy Ruth Moore Nash

January 1, 1927 - February 15, 2017

Dorothy Ruth Moore Nash died peacefully on February 15, 2017. A loving wife, mother of two, grandmother of five, great-grandmother of twelve, and a friend of many. She lived a full and blessed life. Most of all, she will be remembered for her love of family and friends. Dorothy was born in Temple, Texas on January 1, 1927, the second of two children, to William Lockhart (Bill) and Hazel Jones...
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George Weathers Martin

April 27, 1940 - February 13, 2017

George Weathers Martin (known affectionately as G. W.) was born on April 27, 1940 in Waco, Texas and chose Austin as his home since 1958. He died on Monday, February 13, 2017 at his home in Barton Creek. In 1958, G. W. attended the University of Texas on an athletic scholarship, where he played football under Coach Darrell Royal. It was there that he met the love of his life, Carole. They...
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Richard Kenneth Fellows

July 28, 1941 - February 12, 2017

Richard Fellows, age 75, of Austin, TX, passed away February 12, 2017. Richard was born in Keokuk, Iowa and was raised from infancy in Houston, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Frances Fellows of Houston, TX. Richard graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX in 1964, and entered the securities brokerage business in 1968. His financial services career...
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Alfred Wilson Nolle

July 28, 1919 - February 11, 2017

Alfred Wilson Nolle of Austin, Texas died February 11, 2017. He was born July 28, 1919 in Columbia, Missouri, the son of Berda Stuart Wilson Nolle and Dr. Alfred Henry Nolle. His father was on the faculty of the University of Missouri and the family moved to San Marcos when he was 6 weeks old where his father served as a dean at Southwest Texas State Teachers College. He graduated from San Marcos...
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Bobbie Ruth Green

August 27, 1929 - February 11, 2017

Bobbie Ruth Thomas Green was born on August 27, 1929 in Bell County, Texas and joined the church triumphant on February 11, 2017 in Pflugerville, Texas. Her husband of 58 years, Robert "Bob" Green and her parents Will and Edna Southerland Thomas preceded Bobbie in death. Her daughters, Beverly Green Tune and her husband, Bill, and Mira Green Ratcliff and her husband, Gary, survive her. She...
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Sandy Holt

July 25, 1926 - February 8, 2017

Our beautiful mom, Billie June Sanderson (Sandy) Holt left us on Feb. 8, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born in Norphlet, Arkansas on July 25, 1926. She attended Magnolia A&M and graduated from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Home Economics. Sandy worked as a home economist for Louisiana Power & Light. She married her love, George Holt on Oct. 25, 1952. Our family lived in West Monroe, LA...
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Vivian Rose Todd

February 27, 1923 - February 5, 2017

Vivian Rose Erwin Todd died peacefully at her residence in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 5, 2017. A lifelong Austinite, Vivian was born February 27, 1923 to Assistant Fire Chief William B. and Grace O. Erwin. She was a graduate of Austin High School, where she was a member of the Red Jackets, and attended both the University of Texas at Austin and Brackenridge Hospital School of...
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Neal Avery Watt

January 31, 1941 - February 3, 2017

Neal Avery Watt, 76, died suddenly Feb. 3, 2017 while in San Antonio for a Masons meeting. A native Austinite, he was born Jan. 31, 1941 to Terrance Watt and Marian Watt. He attended Austin schools, including Pease, Wooldridge, O'Henry and Austin High School. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Finance. He was an unwavering supporter of the Texas Longhorns...
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Marcie Reynolds

March 2, 1928 - February 2, 2017

Marcellette "Marcie" Reynolds died peacefully on February 2, 2017 at Christopher House in Austin. She was 88 years old, a beautiful woman, beloved mother and a joy to everyone. Her life was varied and rich. Born to Claudia and Paul Hansen, she spent her youth in Tulsa and Verden, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, post-Depression. In high school, she joined a revue that entertained WWII soldiers -...
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Will Ehrle, Jr

January 13, 1958 - February 1, 2017

William Lawrence Ehrle, Jr., 59, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. A cancer survivor, he bravely battled many medical complications for over 20 years. Will was born on January 13, 1958 in Splendora, Texas. He attended The University of Texas and served in the United States Air Force. Will worked with his father as a lobbyist with the Texas Manufactured Housing Association. He was a...
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William Jessie Scott

January 14, 1928 - January 31, 2017

William Jessie "George" Scott departed this world peacefully on January 31, 2017 with his loving wife Shirley by his side at Park Bend Health Center in Austin, Texas. W.J. or George, as he was known by many, was born on January 14, 1928 to Clara Lee Johnson and Phil Scott. He was the third son of eight children and spent his youth in Buffalo Gap, Texas. On his 17th birthday in 1945, he...
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Joy Ann Wharton

April 22, 1953 - January 29, 2017

Joy Ann Wharton died peacefully in her home in Leander, Texas, on January 29, 2017. She was in the presence of her beloved husband, David Wharton, and, family and friends that she so dearly cherished. It is with sorrow that we mourn the loss of our dear Joy Wharton. Joy was an active member in not only her family and community, but also with her constant presence within the Agudas Achim...
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Lauro Cruz

May 20, 1933 - January 29, 2017

Lauro was born in Beaumont, Texas, on May 20th, 1933, to Manuel Cruz and Margarita Menchaca Cruz. They moved to Houston with Lauro 6 months later. He attended both a Lutheran elementary school and a public high school in Houston. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and during that time obtained his GED. He arrived back in Houston and applied for a job as a bus...
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Arthur Leon Davis, Jr.

August 30, 1934 - January 29, 2017

Arthur L. Davis, Jr., Major USAF (retired) passed away on January 29, 2017. Art was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi on August 30, 1934 to Moselle Brown Davis and Arthur L. Davis, Sr. He received his B.S. from Parks College of Engineering and then received his 2nd Lt. commission to the Air Force. A loyal servant to God and country, Art served domestically and in Iceland, Germany, France,...
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Conway Adair Taylor

February 20, 1924 - January 29, 2017

Conway Adair Taylor went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 29th in Austin, Texas at the age of 92. He was born on Feb. 20, 1924, near Snyder, Texas to James Wellington Taylor and Maudie May Taylor. His early schooling was in Snyder and McCamey finishing at Allen Military Academy in Bryan, Texas. He graduated with honors as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. He entered the Naval Academy in...
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Bobbie Roper Cameron

October 27, 1940 - January 27, 2017

Bobbie Roper Cameron passed away on January 27, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 76. She was born on October 27, 1940 in El Paso, Texas to Samuel E. Roper and Mignon Hanson Roper who preceded her in death. She graduated from McCallum High School and continued her education at the University of Texas and graduated in 1968 with a B.A. degree in Sociology. Most recently she was employed by...
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William Maurice Eklund

August 5, 1926 - January 26, 2017

William Maurice Eklund, 90, of Austin, passed away January 26, 2017. He was born August 5, 1926 in Cat Spring, Texas, the son of Henry and Adele Theuman Eklund. Bill attended Austin High School where he played basketball, served as a Staff Sergeant during World War II, the Reserve Corps in Hawaii, and as an Army Sergeant during the Korean War. Later, he worked for J R Reed Music Company, and was...
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Lois Barbero

September 29, 1925 - January 26, 2017

Lois Barbero, age 91, passed away peacefully, after a long illness, on January 26, 2017, in Austin. Texas. Lois was born in Lodi, California in 1925. She graduated from Tokay High School in Lodi, California and briefly attended College of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Lois followed her high school love, Gene Barbero who enlisted in the Navy to pursue his passion for airplanes. She...
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Janie Murray

January 22, 1937 - January 25, 2017

Elizabeth Jane "Janie" Wrinn Murray of Austin TX, and formerly of Wallingford CT, peacefully passed away on January 25, 2017 surrounded by family. Born in New Haven, CT on October 22, 1937, Janie was the daughter of the late Betty and Francis Joseph Wrinn. Janie is survived by her husband George H. Murray; her daughter Elizabeth Ann Murray of Lake Forest, CA, son Brint Murray, and daughter...
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Kathryn G. Brooks

December 21, 1920 - January 24, 2017

Kathryn G. Brooks, 96, died Tuesday January 24, 2017 of natural causes at her home in Dallas. She was born in Georgetown, Texas on December 21, 1920 and was raised on their Swedish family farm in Hutto, Texas by her parents Elof and Elsie Gustafson along with her two sisters, Dorothy Mount and Betty Yeager. She moved to Austin, Texas and married George A. Brooks Jr. where they raised their...
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Gladys Evelyn Wukasch

March 28, 1921 - January 23, 2017

Gladys Evelyn (Memaw) Wukasch was born to Hermann Jentho and Esther (Noack) Jentho on March 28, 1921 in Winchester, Texas. She was baptized into the Kingdom of God at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Winchester, Texas on April 3, 1921 by Pastor Alfred Bohot. On April 14, 1935 Gladys stated her faith in the Lord Jesus at the Rite of Confirmation at St. Michael's with Pastor Louis Trinklein. ...
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Martin William McGarry, Jr.

July 13, 1928 - January 22, 2017

Martin William McGarry, Jr. passed away peacefully Sunday, January 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas after a steady decline due to Alzheimer's. He was 88 years old. Born July 13, 1928 in East Orange, New Jersey he was predeceased by parents Martin W. McGarry, Sr. and Florence Wicks McGarry as well as sister Barbara Ellen Attara. Marty graduated high school at 16 years of age and joined the Army at...
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Robert David Pyle

April 9, 1958 - January 22, 2017

Robert D. Pyle, 58, died Sunday, January 22, 2017. He was the son of the late Ralph E. Pyle, Jr. and Martha O. Pyle of Austin. Robert was born in Tachikawa, Japan, on April 9, 1958. He traveled the world with his parents, as his dad was a Lt. Col. in the United States Air Force. Later, Robert joined the Air Force and served in England as well as several bases in the United States. He...
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George Arthur Yonge

June 17, 1933 - January 21, 2017

George Arthur Yonge June 17, 1933 – January 21, 2017 George Arthur Yonge passed away on January 21, 2017. George was a native Texan, born and raised in Abilene and residing in Austin since 1973. He was predeceased on January 6, 2017 by his loving wife of 21 years, Mary Margaret Shepherd Jenkins Yonge (Peggy). George was also preceded in death by two of his sons, Kelly DeLay Yonge in 1974...
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Leslie "Les" Kyle Lilly

August 1, 1959 - January 21, 2017

In Loving Memory of Leslie Kyle Lilly Leslie "Les" Kyle Lilly was born on August 1, 1959 to Marie Dumas Lilly and Cleveland Lilly, Sr. He attended the public schools of Mount Gilead, North Carolina and graduated from West Montgomery High School in 1977. Les was a scholar and an avid basketball player. He was awarded a full athletic basketball scholarship to Pembroke College in North Carolina,...
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Joan Henninger Price

October 2, 1936 - January 21, 2017

Joan died peacefully at her daughter's home on Saturday, January 21, 2017, surrounded by her devoted family. She was born October 2, 1936, in San Antonio, Texas to Elizabeth Alexander and Robert Davenport Rheiner. Joan graduated from Northeast (MacArthur) High School in San Antonio and attended Abilene Christian College. In 1956, she married Lanny Henninger, with whom she had a long and...
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Mitchell Stern Block

May 31, 1953 - January 19, 2017

Mitchell Stern Block was born on May 31, 1953 in Dallas, Texas and died suddenly on January 19, 2017. He blessed the world with his twins Allen Edward and Whitney Michelle Block, whom he lovingly parented alongside his wife of 33 years Sara Whitney Block from Portland, Texas. Mitch is also survived by his mother Phyllis Katz Harp of Corpus Christi, Texas and brothers David, Scott (Debbie),...
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Mary Jo Balshaw Stanley

March 19, 1933 - January 18, 2017

Mary Jo Balshaw Stanley, born March 19, 1933, passed away on January 18, 2017. Mary Jo was a proud native Texan. She was born and raised in the Houston area, residing there until moving to Georgetown, Texas, ten years ago, and more recently, Austin. Mary Jo was predeceased by her parents, Maurice Christy Balshaw Sr. and Josephine Richey Balshaw, her brother, Maurice Christy Balshaw Jr. and...
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Catherine Fordtran Thompson Zelsman

September 2, 1926 - January 14, 2017

Catherine Zelsman died peacefully at home on January 14, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born on September 2, 1926 in Houston, Texas to Evelyn Straughan Thompson and William Fordtran Thompson. She was the second of four daughters. Catherine attended Montrose Elementary, Lanier Junior High and graduated from Lamar High School in 1943. Known as Kay Way to many, a number of her life long...
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William Dixon Benson

March 25, 1949 - January 13, 2017

William Dixon Benson (Dick Benson) died at Saint David's - Austin on Friday January 13, 2017 due to complications from Type 1 Diabetes. He was 67 years old. Dick Benson was born on March 25th, 1949 in Dallas, Texas to William E. and Lee Benson. In 1972 he graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with emphasis in Psychology and Philosophy. Dick was the Student Body President at the...
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Adrienne Peel

November 25, 1962 - January 13, 2017

Adrienne Peel, 54 years young- beautiful daughter, cherished sister, world's best mommy, dedicated aunt, and faithful friend -finished her final journey of this life on January 13, 2017 after a courageous nine month battle with cancer. Despite a devastating diagnosis, she never lost her strong will to face the challenges with courage, determination, and her feisty humor. Born on November 25,...
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Gladys Alma Soiseth

September 7, 1930 - January 12, 2017

Gladys Alma Soiseth, 86, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, January 12, 2017. She was born September 7, 1930 in Austin, Texas where she spent almost her entire life. She had a long distinguished career at the Internal Revenue Service. After her retirement, she devoted many years to her church serving as Office Manager at Lord of Life Lutheran. Gladys was preceded in death by her...
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Ruth Lentsch Goines

October 30, 1921 - January 10, 2017

Ruth Lentsch Goines, 95, of Austin, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born October 30, 1921 in Houston, Texas to Clarence Horner Lentsch and Lucy Underwood Lentsch, Ruth was a 5th generation Texan on her mother's side. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as a descendent of Asa Underwood who was a patriot during the Revolutionary War. She was also a...
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Zachary (Zac) Khabir Anam

March 27, 1997 - January 9, 2017

Zachary (Zac) Khabir Anam, 19 of Austin Texas left this world January 9th, 2017. Zachary was a boy, a devoted son, a protective brother and a compassionate friend. He began his life March 27th, 1997 in New Haven, Connecticut a six-pound gift of joy. His parents, Sayeed and Cara moved to Austin where Zac attended Mills Elementary, Small Middle School, Gorzycki Middle School and graduated from...
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Peggy Yonge

October 25, 1948 - January 8, 2017

Yonge, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Shepherd Jenkins, 68, of Austin, TX, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2017, after a six year battle with lung and brain cancer. Peggy was born in Tyler, Texas, on October 25, 1948. Her family eventually moved to Midland, Texas, where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1966, excelling as a tennis player, earning the title of Homecoming Queen and...
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Paul Edward Pittman

September 23, 1955 - January 8, 2017

Paul Edward Pittman, age 61, was born in Parsons, West Virginia on September 23, 1955 to parents Charles E. Pittman and E. June Rudd, and died in Austin, Texas on January 8, 2017. As a small child, he became fascinated by chemistry and its study was his lifelong pursuit. In his early teens, Mr. Pittman sustained disabling injuries in an accident, and had a long recovery. Resuming his studies...
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Nancy Catterton Guerra

December 8, 1953 - January 8, 2017

Nancy Catterton Guerra, age 63, was born on December 8, 1953, in Baltimore, Maryland. She passed away suddenly on January 8, 2017 at her home in Austin, Texas. Her husband Ed Guerra and step-son Edward Guerra preceded her in death. She is survived by her parents Alvin and Jeannette Catterton of Bradenton, Florida; sisters Gail Ensey of Glen Burnie, Maryland and Patricia Beverage and her husband...
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Juanita Kay Ledesma

June 2, 1947 - January 8, 2017

Juanita Kay Ledesma, 69, of Cedar Park, TX, answered God's call to heaven on Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was born in Austin, TX on June 2, 1947 to her parents Joe and Katherine Pineda Mendoza. Juanita is survived by her husband Nick Ledesma of 48 years of marriage; daughter Michelle Ledesma-Carmona and son in-law John Carmona; grandchildren Travis Ledesma, Ashley-Nicole Ledesma, and...
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Joy Ann Robertson

February 19, 1937 - January 8, 2017

Joy Ann Robertson, 79, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Joy was born on February 19, 1937 in Senath, Missouri to A.B. and Farris Wallace. On October 12, 1957 she married John R. Robertson, a United States Air Force Pilot, from Honersville, Missouri. During their 59 year marriage they lived in several states and settled in Austin, Texas. Joy was a devoted...
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Edward Blake Paulissen

February 5, 1966 - January 6, 2017

A stand-up comic dies and meets St. Peter at the Pearly Gates… Ed Blake Paulissen, beloved brother, son, nephew, cousin, and friend died in Austin on January 6, 2017 surrounded by loving family members and friends. Born in Austin to parents John Bernard (Barney) and Eleanor Paulissen, who predeceased him, Ed is survived by his sister Barbara Ann Paulissen, brother Charles Andrew Paulissen...
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Gerry Jorissen

October 27, 1931 - January 6, 2017

Gerry was born in Port Arthur, Texas on October 27, 1931, the eldest of seven children of Elvina and Joseph Verdun. Throughout her life Gerry possessed the implicit courage of someone who feels God's directing hand on her shoulder - unapologetic for who she was, fearless of venturing into life's uncharted territories, and simultaneously holding out love and hope for all those who crossed her...
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Bess Gerst

May 3, 1924 - January 2, 2017

Bessie "Bess" Faye Hinton Gerst, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 2, 2017. Bess was born on May 3, 1924 in Gonzales, Texas to Bella and Claude Hinton. Upon graduation from Gonzales High School, where Bess was the Salutatorian, she entered The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated in 1947 and began teaching at...
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Carolyn McKay Berry Yaryan

February 15, 1924 - January 1, 2017

Carolyn McKay Berry Yaryan was born to Marie Josephine and Harry McKay Berry in February of 1924 here in Austin, Texas. She was a graduate of Austin High School and attended the University of Texas where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Carolyn and Jess Oliver Yaryan were married at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glendale, California in June 1942, just after the start of WWII...
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Catherine Overstreet Corbitt

April 10, 1918 - January 1, 2017

Catherine Overstreet Corbitt passed away January 1, 2017 at the age of 98. She was born April 10, 1918 in Austin to her parents Fred Leroy Overstreet and Martha Schroeder Overstreet. She was the oldest of eleven children. She worked for Grand Silver Five and Dime and Lammes Candy when growing up. Catherine graduated from Austin High in 1936. In 1941, she married Eugene Corbitt while he was...
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Bill Heathcock

August 24, 1926 - January 1, 2017

Bill C. Heathcock (90), devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2017 after complications from pneumonia. Originally from Oklahoma, Bill and his wife, Vivienne, raised their children mostly in and around the Houston area and moved to Austin in 2002. Bill was a proud Choctaw Indian and Navy Veteran of WWII, having persuaded his mother, Hazel, to...
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Linda Beall Caplin

June 15, 1939 - December 31, 2016

Linda Beall Caplin, 77, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2016 at her home in Pflugerville, Texas. Linda was born June 15, 1939 in Hagerstown, MD to Robert and Jean Beall. Her father Robert, a Major with the 82nd Airborne, was killed in action during WWII. Linda was raised by her mother, Jean, and stepfather, Victor Tregea, in College Park, MD. She attended Mount Union College in Ohio...
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Robert Samuel Spiller

March 30, 1949 - December 30, 2016

Robert Samuel Spiller passed away on December 30, 2016 at the age of 67. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Kay Sanderson Spiller. Bob was full of life; he was an inspiration of kindness and generosity. His laugh and energetic spirit were contagious. Bob was born on March 30, 1949 in Austin. He grew up on Park Boulevard with five siblings and large group of neighborhood friends...
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Jack R. Crosby

August 4, 1926 - December 30, 2016

Jack R. Crosby passed away peacefully on December 30, 2016 at the Arbor at Westminster in Austin, Texas. He was surrounded by his family, and was visited in his final days by loyal friends from decades of entrepreneurship and civic involvement. He inspired legions through his kindness, generosity, honesty, humor, spirit of fun and sense of adventure. He was happiest in the company of family and...
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Warren M. Beaman II

February 21, 1921 - December 29, 2016

Warren M. Beaman II died peacefully, in his own home, on December 29, 2016. His energy and direction was always toward the good. His presence has been felt, and his mark has been made. His job is done. Well done. Warren M. Beaman II was born in Dallas, Texas on February 21, 1921. He was the elder son of Warren and Lillie Mae Beaman. He discovered the magic of radio at a young age, appearing...
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Guadalupe Piña Talamantes

February 25, 1923 - December 28, 2016

Guadalupe Piña Talamantes, 93, of Laredo, Texas, died on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas. He was born on February 25, 1923, in Gary, Indiana to Guadalupe Saenz Talamantes and Maria Piña Talamantes. Guadalupe went to school in Mexico and Gary, Indiana through the 8th grade. He retired from the Chrysler Corporation, working as a crane operator for many years. Guadalupe was in...
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Sarah Arriaga

February 21, 1934 - December 28, 2016

Severiana "Sarah" Rubio Arriaga returned to her maker on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the age of 82 to join her husband, Andy after 46 years of marriage. Sarah passed away in her home at Retirement and Nursing Center in Austin, Texas. Sarah was born in McNeil, Texas on February 21, 1934 to Amado Loa Rubio and Guadalupe Palacios Rubio. Sarah is survived by her sole son, Orlando Arriaga;...
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Cathryne Grace "Cate" George

February 28, 2014 - December 28, 2016

Cathryne Grace George "Cate", age 2, died peacefully Wednesday night, December 28, 2016. Cate was the daughter of Jonathan and Emily George and sister of Jake, age 5. Cate was our teacher and taught us to marvel at life and embrace it and its mysteries with full and open hearts. She held a candle for all of God's creatures that are muted, powerless, and rely solely on the kindness of others....
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Hallie Slaughter Casey

March 6, 1945 - December 27, 2016

Hallie Slaughter Casey, 71, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 27th surrounded by loved ones. Born in San Antonio, Texas on March 6, 1945, Hallie was the second of five children, born to George Owen Slaughter and Hallie Groos Slaughter. In 1957, she met the man who was to be the love of her life, Shelby Tim Casey. She was introduced to him as "Sweet Hallie," a name that fit...
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Jerry Allan Dietz

November 10, 1939 - December 27, 2016

Jerry Allan Dietz passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 27, 2016 at the age of 77. He was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Jo Nell Dietz. Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Lisa Dietz; lovingly remembered by his daughters, Susanna Hentrich and Roxie Nikolakos and his son, Timothy Dietz along with his five grandchildren , Angelina, Gianni, Mackenzy,...
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Wade Robert Gillham

October 27, 1967 - December 27, 2016

Wade Robert Gillham, late Corporate Marketing Director for Austin, TX-based Silicon Labs; beloved son, brother, husband and father; and dear friend to many, died on December 27, 2016, at Christopher House in Austin following a 28-month battle with cancer. He was 49. The youngest of four brothers, Wade was born in Stillwater, OK, in 1967 to Bill and Anabel Gillham—a father completing his...
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Clyde Allan Seekatz

July 3, 1947 - December 26, 2016

Clyde Allan Seekatz, 69, of Pflugerville, answered God's call to come home Monday, December 26, 2016. He was born in Austin, Texas on July 3, 1947 to A.E and Helen A. Seekatz. On March 7th 1969, he married Patricia Ann Rushing at Koenig Lane Christian Church in Austin, Texas. After attending McCallum High School in Austin, he studied drafting at Durham Business School. He then worked...
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Maynard Spitz

January 2, 1919 - December 26, 2016

Maynard Spitz, 97, of Austin, Texas passed away on December 26, 2016. Maynard was born on January 2, 1919 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Maynard lived a full life and excelled in everything to which he put his mind. He was an Army veteran of WWII and served in New Guinea during the war. Upon his return, Maynard began a long and distinguished career with the Veteran's Administration in Washington...
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Mary Ann Lewis Bowman

March 25, 1925 - December 26, 2016

Mary Ann Lewis Bowman, affectionately known as Weedie, passed away peacefully at her home in Austin on December 26, 2016 in the presence of her loving family. Her quick wit and playful sense of humor were a delight to her family and many friends of all ages. Anchored in faith, her life was a celebration of joy, a tribute to love and an inspiration to everyone who knew her. Mary Ann was born on...
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Jean "Dusty" Case

May 26, 1927 - December 24, 2016

Jean Shirley Davis was born on Thursday, May 26, 1927, in Boston, to parents Clinton Franklin Davis, and Florence Nelson. She passed away in Round Rock on Christmas Eve, 2016. She was predeceased by her parents, and her husband, Edson Irving Case. Jean was nicknamed "Dusty" as a teen because of her blonde hair, and the alliteration created when coupled with her last name of Davis. Dusty...
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William L. Prentice

July 13, 1929 - December 23, 2016

This is the first time that Lee's picture has appeared in the Austin American Statesman and he doesn't get to see it. Lee was born, along with his twin sister Mary, in Amery, Wisconsin. He grew up in Cornell, Wisconsin, where his dad, Bill, owned a hardware store and his mother, Ruth, made the best popovers in the whole county. Cornell was named after Ezra Cornell, a lumber baron, who...
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W. Chapman Byrd

November 15, 1941 - December 20, 2016

On November 15, 1941, in Hillsboro, Texas, Rose and Weldon Byrd welcomed their first-born, Weldon Chapman Byrd. Growing up in Austin, Chapman attended Austin High School and the University of Texas where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration before attending St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio where he received his juris doctor degree. Chapman was recently...
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Art Coltharp

January 24, 1939 - December 20, 2016

Arthur (Art) Wayne Coltharp, age 77, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Let us remember that death is not the end of the road, but the beginning of a wonderful new journey which brings Art closer to God. As Art begins this new journey, he leaves behind his wife of 55 years, LaNell (Holbrook) Coltharp, his three sons: Mark and wife Amy, Scott and wife Kima, and Craig and wife...
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Peggy Dover

May 5, 1928 - December 20, 2016

Peggy Pauline Kisner Denson Dover, age 88, passed away December 20, 2016 at her daughter's home in Austin, Texas. She was born May 5, 1928 in Pine, Texas to Bertha Lee and Mike Kisner, the second youngest of 15 children. Peggy, as she was known, was active in the Union Ridge community where her children grew up, and later in Sonora and Giddings, Texas. She enjoyed gardening and spending time...
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Bonnie Leila Foster Gustafson

July 12, 1949 - December 19, 2016

Bonnie Leila Foster Gustafson, 67, of Austin, died December 19, 2016. She was born July 12, 1949 in Oakland, CA, the daughter of Felix S. and Mavis Trangrud Foster. Bonnie attended Justin F. Kimball High School in Dallas, TX, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and Angel Flight. She was the office...
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Joyce Kinney Johnson

June 16, 1931 - December 18, 2016

Joyce Kinney Johnson, 85, of Granite Shoals, TX, died December 18, 2016, in Lakeway. Born June 16, 1931 in Ridley Park, PA, the daughter of Dexter C. and Edith P. (Bentley) Kinney. Graduate of the University of Texas where she was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. Worked at City Bank on Congress Avenue for ten years in the safety deposit box and bookkeeping departments. Member of Highland Park...
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Dana Linn Ross Ingram

December 31, 1959 - December 18, 2016

Many of you have asked and I'm sure you have wondered how I'm doing? I would like to tell you that I am doing well. My sweet wife of 23 years has gone to be with Jesus, is no longer in pain, and is fully healed. We will be having a funeral for her at 2pm in Austin, Texas Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Weed-Corley-Fish North, 3125 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78705. In lieu of flowers or meals...
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