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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

Gail Hood Turner

March 22, 1937 - May 24, 2016

Gail Hood Turner, 79, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Gail was born in Refugio, Texas to William Bond Hood and Vadyse Bedford Hood on March 22, 1937. After graduating from Refugio High School in 1955, she attended the University of Texas with a major in Home Economics; she also received a teaching degree from Texas State University. While attending UT, she met and...
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Edward Anton Renker, Jr.

August 2, 1922 - May 23, 2016

Edward Anton Renker, Jr., 93, of Austin, Texas died early Monday, May 23, 2016. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Renker, he is survived by his children, Pam Newton and Janet Carpenter, his grandchildren Brie Ferguson, Brad Newton, Laurie Wiehe, Kristin Carpenter and Ryan Carpenter, 3 great grandchildren, Emilie, Anton, and Collins, and a beloved friend Maxine Tuttle. Memorial...
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Bobbye Jean Cooper

June 8, 1929 - May 22, 2016

Bobbye Jean (Tullos) Cooper passed away May 22, 2016. She was born on June 8, 1929 in Cisco, Texas. She went to Cisco High School while her boyfriend, Gordon Cooper, attended high school in a nearby town. Gordon loved to mention to Bobbye that he was chosen Homecoming King at his school until Bobbye was chosen Homecoming Queen the next year at her school - obviously, a match made in Heaven!...
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Robert Paul "Bob" Rapp, M.D.

September 24, 1928 - May 21, 2016

Robert Paul "Bob" Rapp, M.D., 87, a long time Austin physician and devoted musician passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Bob was born September 24, 1928 in Galveston, Texas, the third of four sons of Edith and Raymond Rapp. He was raised in Galveston and began to play the piano at age seven, and the pipe organ at nine. Bob took great pleasure throughout his life in playing the pipe organs in...
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Howard Winn Parker

June 20, 1925 - May 21, 2016

Howard Winn Parker, a pioneer in the Texas oil field and a proud veteran of World War II, passed away on May 21. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at University Christian Church, 2007 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705. For over 65 years, Howard Parker rode the ups and downs of the oil and gas industry—many of them with his business partner, the late Joe Parsley, at...
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Mildred Greer

April 11, 1928 - May 19, 2016

Mildred Frances Hartman Greer, 88, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on May 19, 2016 at St. David's North Austin Medical Center. Mildred was born in Llano, Texas to Albert and Nannie Hartman on April 11, 1928. She graduated from Llano High School in Llano, Texas and attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas. She married Lyman Wilson Greer on June 4, 1949 in Llano, Texas. Mildred...
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Clarence Monte Anderson

August 28, 1951 - May 17, 2016

Clarence Monte Anderson, 64, of Austin, passed away on May 17, 2016. He was born in Austin, TX on August 28, 1951, son of Clarence and Jean Anderson. Monte graduated from Lanier High School in 1969 and attended college in San Marcos. He spent his career as a Master Plumber prior to retirement. He was interested in reading the bible, cars and car shows, arts and crafts, trade shows and traveling....
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Jo Nelson Harper

January 27, 1926 - May 17, 2016

Jo Nelson Harper was born to John D. and Lydia M. Nelson in Gonzales, Texas, on January 27, 1926. She departed this earthly life to her heavenly home on May 17, 2016. Jo was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Harper; all of her siblings; James D. Nelson, Clifford A. Nelson, Johnnie M. Washington and Shirley Walston; and nephews, Jamie Nelson, Timmy Nelson and John Nelson. ...
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Maggie Holstien

July 18, 1925 - May 16, 2016

Mary Margaret "Maggie" Turner Holstien, age 90, of Austin, Texas passed away May 16, 2016. She was born July 18, 1925 in Waco, Texas. Her parents, Marjorie and Ralph Turner; brother Ralph Turner; and husband of 52 years, Tom Holstien, preceded her in death. She is survived by her children Jeff Holstien and his wife Jodie and Jane Holstien; three grandchildren Will Holstien and his wife...
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James White Patterson

June 22, 1930 - May 16, 2016

Dr. James White "Jim" Patterson passed away very peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the age of 85, with his children at his side. Jim was born in Santa Anna, Texas on June 22, 1930, to Reverend Joseph Isham Patterson and Caroline Anderson White Patterson. The middle of three rambunctious boys, Jim and his brothers were raised to live with faith, integrity, and a love of life. Following...
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Chester "Chet" Edward Brooks, Jr.

August 18, 1935 - May 12, 2016

A distinguished statesman and champion of the underserved, Chet Brooks was respected and beloved by his colleagues in the Texas Legislature and admired by citizens across the state for his 50 years of outstanding public service. First elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1962, he served in that chamber for four years before winning election to the Texas Senate, a body he would serve...
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Fred Sidney Wattinger

February 18, 1929 - May 11, 2016

Retired Major Fred Sidney Wattinger was born on February 18, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas to John Wattinger & Myra Robison. He passed away peacefully on May 11, 2016 surrounded by his wife, both daughters and son. As a 4th generation Austinite, he is survived by his wife of 66 years Betty Wattinger of Austin, daughters, Synthia Hutchens and husband Terry, Marsha Smith and husband Tom (all of...
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James Alfred Michael Hitt, PhD

September 3, 1927 - May 11, 2016

James Alfred Michael Hitt, Ph.D., age 88, of Austin, Texas passed away at home on May 11, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was the widower of Mary Katherine J Hitt of which they shared 46 years of marriage together. James was born in Dallas, Texas on September 3, 1927 to Irving and Winnie Hitt. He graduated from Adamson High School, Dallas, Texas; serviced in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant...
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Mary Hamill Jester

March 24, 1925 - May 10, 2016

Mary Hamill Jester, 91, a native of Corsicana, died May 10, in Austin, Texas. Born on March 24, 1925, to Dr. Dan Bryan Hamill and Gladys Mason Hamill, Mary graduated from Corsicana High School in 1942. She attended The University of Texas at Austin where she joined Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Mary earned a degree in Zoology from UT in 1946 and went to work for the State Health Department in...
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Betty Jean Collins

December 25, 1927 - May 10, 2016

Betty Jean Collins, 88, of Austin, Texas passed away on May 10, 2016. Betty was born on Christmas Day in 1927 in Abilene, Texas to Fred Austin Farmer and Jewel Elizabeth Childress, but as a young child was given the last name of her stepfather, Alexander Hamilton Davis. Betty Davis grew up in San Antonio, graduating from Alamo Heights High School. She spent most of her life in San Antonio, but...
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Joyce Schroeder Nelson

July 16, 1930 - May 9, 2016

Joyce Schroeder Nelson of Austin, age 85, died May 9, 2016. Joyce Schroeder Nelson was born on July 16, 1930 to Otto and Amelia Schroeder in Dime Box, Texas. She was reared in the community of Wesley, graduated from Brenham High School, and the Brackenridge Hospital School of Nursing. In 1950, she married F. Murphy Nelson M.D. While Joyce and Murphy lived in Galveston she worked as an...
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Bernard "Bernie" Patlock

May 20, 1931 - May 8, 2016

Bernard "Bernie" Patlock, 84, died Sunday, May 8, 2016 from late stage Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his wife Janice, daughter Ryka "Robin", her partner Crystal, son Mitch and wife Sue along with four grandchildren. Bernie was born in Newark NJ, he worked as a lab tech and when he retired, he and Janice moved to Charlotte, NC where they lived for 19 years. In July of 2014, they...
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Marjorie Pierce Beard

November 9, 1924 - May 7, 2016

Marjorie Pierce Beard, age 91, of Austin, Texas died on May 7, 2016. Marjorie was born November 9, 1924 in Dallas, Texas to parents Graham Harry and Mary Leona Horton Pierce. Upon her parents divorce in 1930, she was raised by her paternal grandparents, Andrew Johnson (Andy) and Martha Elizabeth (Bess) Byrd Pierce, on their farm on Preston Road, north of Dallas. She attended school at...
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James A. Pierce, Jr.

December 25, 1925 - May 6, 2016

James A. Pierce, Jr. died peacefully surrounded by family in Round Rock, Texas, after a very brief illness on Friday, May 6, 2016. He was ninety years old. James or Jim or Jimmy was a Christmas present born on December 25, 1925, in Calvert, Texas to James Archie Pierce, Sr. and Bessie Wilmoth Pierce. His parents, his siblings Robert Pierce and Doris Pierce Wilkerson, brother-in-law Harold...
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Zane Paduano

May 10, 1990 - May 5, 2016

Anthony Zane Paduano, devoted friend, loving son, and proud Austinite, died on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the age of 25. Known by his middle name, Zane was born on May 10, 1990, in Nashville, TN. As a baby, people were awed by Zane's quick smile and expressive eyes, traits he carried with him throughout his life. From his earliest days in school at Cedar Creek Elementary, throughout his time...
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Bryan Snyder III

March 17, 1922 - May 5, 2016

Bryan Snyder III of Austin, Texas passed away May 5, 2016 at 94. He was born March 17, 1922 in Dallas, Texas to Marguerite Helen Shumate Snyder and Bryan Snyder Jr. A 1943 graduate of Texas A&M with a BS in Economics, Bryan was a member of the Corps of Cadets, Battery A, Coast Artillery. He graduated with a Lieutenant JG commission and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His...
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Shirley Jean Swenson

February 27, 1935 - May 4, 2016

Shirley Jean Swenson was called home for eternal life by our Heavenly Father May 4, 2016. She was born February 27, 1935, although her certificate of birth states February 28. Shirley's mother said the county recorded it incorrectly — as many home births, like Shirley's, often were. She grew up in Austin's Hyde Park neighborhood, the youngest of four children, attending the Baker School on...
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Roland Kenneth (Ken) Towery

January 25, 1923 - May 4, 2016

Mr. R. Kenneth Towery Roland Kenneth Towery (Ken) was born on January 25, 1923 in Monroe County, Mississippi. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Austin, Texas on May 4, 2016, the anniversary of 69 years with his wife, Louise. He was 93 years old. After his family moved to Texas in 1924, he grew up on a farm in South Texas. Entering the US Army on his 18th birthday, Ken...
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Claire (Clara Louise Wheat) Parish

September 4, 1922 - May 2, 2016

Claire (Clara Louise Wheat) Parish, 93, died peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Claire was born on September 4, 1922, in San Antonio, Texas, to Calvin and Alabel Wheat. The family moved to Houston, then to Kansas City, Missouri, where Claire attended school and excelled in athletics. She had an older brother Bill and younger brother "Buck", both of whom she adored. Upon...
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Thomas Guy Bragg III

December 19, 1936 - May 2, 2016

Dr. Thomas Guy Bragg III, 79, died peacefully on May 2, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Guy was born on December 19, 1936 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Lt. Col. Thomas Bragg II and Freda Bragg. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arkansas in pre-medicine and graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a medical degree in the field of neurosurgery. ...
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Martha Valliant McLain

May 23, 1938 - May 1, 2016

Einstein once wrote, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." First and foremost, Marti McLain was a teacher. Though she taught speech, drama, and English as a professional, she also excelled in teaching history, citizenship, grammar, and common sense to all who came into her presence. She was deeply proud of her students and many credited her...
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Cleta Vee Powell

August 20, 1913 - April 29, 2016

Cleta Vee Gill Powell, age 102, passed from this life into her Savior's arms on April 29, 2016. She was born August 20, 1913 in Winters, Texas to Joe Love and Annie Laurie Gill, and was the middle child having an older and younger sister. She graduated from Ballinger High School and later was married to Thomas Owen Powell in January 1935. She had been a resident of Austin for 70 years and was...
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Patricia Kay Searight

October 12, 1926 - April 29, 2016

Patricia Kay Searight was born in Dallas, TX, on October 12, 1926. She was the only child of Colonel and Mrs. L. D. Stephenson. She attended part of first grade in Dallas when her Dad was transferred to Oklahoma, then to California. She finished Sunset High School her Senior Year in Dallas, having attended 17 different schools in all. During her youth, she traveled all over the southwest...
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John Granville Burton, Jr.

January 15, 1927 - April 27, 2016

John Granville Burton, Jr., age 89, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico, the eighth of nine children of a tenant farmer. After serving in the Navy in World War II, he graduated from the University of New Mexico, married his college sweetheart, Beverly Odom, and started his new job at GMAC. John and Beverly had four...
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Sarah Rogers Sanders

July 9, 1923 - April 25, 2016

Sarah Elizabeth Rogers Sanders passed away April 25, 2016 at the age of 92. She was born July 9, 1923 in Little Rock, AR, the only child of Joseph D. and Vera Thomas Rogers. Her father served as a Methodist minister until Sarah was 8 and they moved to north Louisiana. She graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport, LA and attended both L.S.U. and Centenary College. On June 7, 1942 she married...
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Eli Margolin

June 16, 1924 - April 25, 2016

Eli Margolin, 91, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut on June 16, 1924. Eli is survived by his wife Myrna, to whom he had been married for nearly 69 years. Eli is also survived by son Dr. Steven Margolin and his wife, Janice Margolin; son Ronald Margolin and his partner, Timm Adams; and daughter Vicki Ross...
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Marjorie Pearl Youngblood

November 18, 1922 - April 24, 2016

Marjorie Pearl Morrow was born in DeRidder, Louisiana, in 1922. She married US Army Air Corp Lt. Winton Spencer Youngblood, also from DeRidder, in 1941. They spent 28 busy years in the USAF living in California, Nebraska, Florida, South Dakota, Maine, Germany, Georgia, Louisiana, the Philippines and of course, Texas. Marjorie and Win retired to Louisiana in 1967 and then moved to Cibolo, Texas,...
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Mary Williams Perrone

October 28, 1937 - April 24, 2016

Mary LaVerne Williams Perrone, age 78, of Austin, Texas, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016. A resident of Austin for 64 years, Mary was born in McAllen, Texas on October 28, 1937. She was raised on the Stugard Ranch in San Juan, Texas, a family owned citrus farm located in the Rio Grande Valley. In 1952 her family moved to Austin where she attended Austin High School for one year, transferred...
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Betty Beasley Etier

September 26, 1927 - April 24, 2016

Betty Beasley Etier, born September 26, 1927 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday night April 24, 2016. She was an educator for 69 years and the last 39 were at Huston Tillotson University. She is survived by her children John, Mark and Betty; grandchildren Johnathon, Joshua, Jordan, Jared, Juliann, Jana and Jamie; and her sisters Mary, Helen and Barbara...
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Marna Robins L'Amie

May 16, 1929 - April 23, 2016

Marna was an inspiring sister, mother, wife and friend to many. Her uplifting personality was one of passion. She worked as a model, business school teacher, car salesperson, clothing sales, remodeler, writer, and nutritionist. Her last 30 years of life were especially devoted to helping mankind as she truly wanted to improve the lives of people she cared about and those she did not even know....
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Woodrow W. (Woody) Baldwin

March 28, 1920 - April 21, 2016

Dr. Woodrow W. (Woody) Baldwin, 96, professor emeritus of business management, died April 21, 2016. Raised in Amarillo, he got his bachelor's degree at University of Oklahoma and his master and doctorate degrees from UCLA. After his honorable discharge from World War II military service, Woody began his teaching career in 1946 at UCLA and taught there until 1956. He was twice chosen as UCLA's...
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Leta Nell (Nelson) Williams

May 31, 1936 - April 21, 2016

Leta Nell (Nelson) Williams, passed away unexpectedly on April 21st, 2016 (age 79), in Austin, Texas. She was born in Belton, Texas on May 31st, 1936. There will be a private scattering service at a later time at the Lampasas River in Bell County where she grew up. Leta proudly graduated from Belton High School in 1954. She loved to learn and share what she knew with others. She was a...
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June Marie Stanford Marroquin

May 7, 1927 - April 21, 2016

June Marie Stanford Marroquin passed away in Austin, Texas on April 21, 2016. She was born on May 7, 1927 in Dallas, Texas. June graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas and Mills College in Oakland, California. She served as a social worker in the Dallas Juvenile Court. June married her husband Ben on April 9, 1950. They had three sons. June is preceded in death by her husband...
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Joan Alice Herring Blumberg

May 20, 1922 - April 21, 2016

Joan Alice Herring was born in Goose Creek, Texas, on May 20, 1922, to Alice Lowe Herring and John Wesley Herring Sr. and died in Austin on April 21, 2016. Joan was the older sister to Anita Herring Wade, Mary Herring Gillette and John Wesley Herring Jr. Her parents and siblings all predeceased her. After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School, Joan studied at the University of Houston,...
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Carthon P. "Phil" Phillips, USAF Ret.

April 17, 1920 - April 20, 2016

Carthon P. Phillips, Lt. Col. USAF Ret., age 96, passed away on April 20, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. "CP" or "Phil" Phillips was born April 17, 1920 in Vera Texas to Albert Frank & Kate Phillips. He grew up near Farwell, TX, and attended Texas Tech University before enlisting in the Army Air Corps immediately prior to World War II. He served in the Pacific theater with the 7th and 19th Bomb Groups...
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Elizabeth Kirksey Terry

January 15, 1961 - April 20, 2016

Elizabeth Kirksey Terry passed away on April 20, 2016. For the past two years, she battled cancer with a tenacity of spirit, even as she underwent two craniotomies in the span of a month. Her passing was made easier by the unconditional love of her friends and family: her dear friends Julie and Michael Watkins, her brave niece, Louisa, her sisters, Susannah and Caroline, lifelong friends, Cece...
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Virginia Womack McMillion

December 2, 1921 - April 18, 2016

Our beloved mother and grandmother, our beautiful Virginia, is gone. A journalist, poet, and genealogist, Virginia Womack McMillion passed away on April 18, 2016, in Austin, Texas, at the age of 94. Virginia was born Dec. 2, 1921, in Paris, Texas, to Sam Womack and Johnnybel Holt Womack. She grew up at the Womack farm at Slate Shoals, north of Paris, and in Paris. She attended Paris Community...
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Leila Young Boswell

December 6, 1915 - April 17, 2016

Leila Young Boswell passed away April 17, 2016. She was born December 6, 1915 at the family farm on the Young Mountain in Coryell County, Texas. She was the eldest daughter of Guy Morton and Jeffie Blackwell Young. Leila was the granddaughter of James Ivy and Mary Young, early settlers to Coryell County from Georgia. From an early age she helped on the farm; milking, picking cotton and driving a...
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John Davol

December 6, 1917 - April 16, 2016

John (NMN) Davol, 98, died peacefully in his Austin home April 16, 2016, after a brief illness, in the company of his loved ones. Born in Brooklyn, NY December 6, 1917, John was the second son of Frank H. Davol Jr. and Hayes Rizbah Thomson. A graduate of The Gunnery School, Washington Connecticut, and a history major at Yale, he moved to Harlingen, TX, soon after graduating from Yale to work...
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Ryan Jaye

June 10, 1972 - April 14, 2016

Patrick Ryan Jaye (Ryan), age 43, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Austin, Texas. He was born in Dallas, Texas to Olin and Mimi Jaye and grew up in Plano, Texas. He was a 1990 graduate of Plano East Senior High in Plano, Texas and, following graduation, went to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps. Second only to the love he had for his daughters, Ryan had a passion...
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Thelma Rose Grosse Price

September 2, 1923 - April 13, 2016

The Lord giveth and the Lord has taken away unto Him our mother, Thelma Rose Grosse Price at the age of 92. She was born on September 2, 1923 in St Louis, Missouri. Thelma passed away after a brief illness on April 13, 2016 at Christopher House. She was predeceased by her parents Edward William Grosse and Teresa Rose Grosse, siblings Berniece Stanton, Edward and Arvil Grosse and beloved husband...
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Abner Ross Schulle

September 6, 1929 - April 13, 2016

Ross Schulle, of Austin, passed away on April 13, 2016. He was born in Lockhart, Texas, in 1929, to Herbert and Mary Krueger Schulle. After military service in the US Navy, Ross came to Austin, and served 25 years as an Austin Police Officer. Then, the last 17 years before retirement were in the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He was a member of the Texas Police Association and served in...
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H. Bryce Jordan

September 22, 1924 - April 12, 2016

Dr. H. Bryce Jordan, 91, President Emeritus of Penn State University, former Interim President of the University of Texas at Austin, and President Emeritus of the University of Texas at Dallas, passed away peacefully at his home in Austin on April 12. He had been in failing health for nearly two years. Cherished husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend to all he met, Bryce Jordan saw...
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Priscilla Pond Flawn

March 20, 1926 - April 12, 2016

Priscilla Pond Flawn, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away April 12, 2016. She was born March 20, 1926 to Russell Pond and Berniece Brooks Pond. Mrs. Flawn was a native of Sarasota, Florida. She graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a B.A. degree in English and a minor in Music (organ). She and her husband Dr. Peter Flawn had two children, Tyrrell...
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Herbert Emil Sander

October 30, 1921 - April 11, 2016

Herbert was born in Lincoln, Lee County, Texas, on October 30, 1921, the second oldest of four boys and one girl, granted by our Heavenly Father to Emil Henry and Selma Helena (Weiser) Sander. The Lord and giver of life, who according to His Sovereign Will, chose to summon Herbert's soul to Himself in Heaven on April 11, 2016, at the age of 94 years. Herbert was baptized in the name of the...
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Ann Worley

November 23, 1927 - April 10, 2016

Ann Worley, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, mother-in-law, aunt and friend, died peacefully on Sunday morning, April 10, 2016, leaving her family and friends with heavy hearts but filled with love and precious memories. Ann was born November 23, 1927, in Dallas to Rentz and T.C. (Long) Gullick, now deceased. She grew up there, graduating from Sunset High School, where she...
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Willard Goodwin II

March 10, 1948 - April 9, 2016

Will Goodwin, age 68, passed away April 9, 2016. He was born March 10, 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland to Willard and Mary Goodwin. He grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Union College and obtained a graduate degree in Library Science from UCLA. Will was from a long line of book lovers and collectors in Baltimore and Southern California. A longtime resident of Austin, he was a Modern...
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Daniel C. Morgan , Jr., PhD

September 30, 1931 - April 7, 2016

Dan Morgan, beloved husband, father, brother and professor, passed away April 7, 2016 at age 84. He was born September 30, 1931 to Daniel C. Morgan and Grace Carmichael Morgan. Dan spent most of his boyhood in Houston, with brief interludes spent in Louisiana, where the rich and interesting culture fascinated him. Dan graduated from San Jacinto High School with highest honors, giving the...
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Barbara Dailey Ruud

April 25, 1921 - April 7, 2016

Barbara Ruud died of pneumonia at her Westminster apartment in Austin on April 7, 2016. She was born on April 25, 1921. She was 94 years old. Barbara had an idyllic childhood in small town Mankato, Minnesota. Her doting father, C O Dailey, was one of the town's lawyers. Unfortunately, her father died before Barbara graduated from high school. An Irish immigrant, her father had wanted to...
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Linward Paul Shivers

December 2, 1930 - April 6, 2016

Linward Paul Shivers' birth certificate may say that he was born at home in Waskom, Texas, on December 2, 1930, to Henry Grady Shivers and Mattie Mae (Tiller) Shivers, but "Lin" (and later in life "Papa") always claimed Elysian Fields, Texas, as his home. On April 6, 2016, Lin left this world to return to the Elysian Fields. His 85 years on this earth were incredibly full and life-giving to...
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Lura Sue Jones

September 12, 1929 - April 5, 2016

On the 5th of April, our sister, aunt, and friend passed from life to life, crossing the threshold of death to life eternal with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. A gracious and loving soul, Sue lived her life to serve, and she gave generously of herself to others in service to God. Joy, encouragement, and good cheer were her constant companions and were the ready gifts she gave to friends...
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Mickey G. Henry

July 28, 1929 - April 4, 2016

Mickey G. Henry was born July 28, 1929 in Lubbock, Texas. She passed away on April 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Mickey was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, George H. Henry; her daughter and son-in-law, Lesa and David Doyle; sister, Wanda Hobgood; and brother, Don Exum. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gayla and Galt Graydon; and her granddaughter, Cassie Graydon. ...
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Donald Lee "Buddy" Overstreet

May 17, 1938 - April 3, 2016

Donald Lee "Buddy" Overstreet, age 77, passed away April 3, 2016. Don was the youngest of the eleven children of Fred and Martha Overstreet. He grew up in Hyde Park, graduated from McCallum High School, served in the National Guard and was an employee of the Department of Public Safety for 37 years. He is survived by one brother, three sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will always be...
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Laura Mae Baker

November 22, 1930 - April 2, 2016

Laura Mae Baker passed away, peacefully in her sleep on April 2, 2016. She had always had an unshakeable faith in God, and it gave her strength through good times and these difficult times. She is survived by her husband, children: sons William Howard and James Dale, daughter Laura Ann, and grandson Joshua Dale. Her parents were Oscar and Mattie Mae Cullen of Austin, TX. She was born and...
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Mary Louise (Parks) Griffis

November 19, 1918 - April 2, 2016

Mary Lou Griffis was born Mary Louise Parks on November 19, 1918, at the Schofield family farm in Carson, Iowa, and grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She died April 2, 2016, at the age of 97, following an extended period of illness with dementia and its disabling effects. Faith, music, and education are themes that were strong throughout her life. Mary Louise was the first child and only...
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Audrey K. Scofield

August 3, 1925 - April 1, 2016

Audrey K. Scofield of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 1, 2016 at her home. Audrey was born on August 3, 1925 in Hillsboro, Texas in Hill County to A. Lee Kirkpatrick and Dolly Prater Kirkpatrick. Audrey had one dear sister, Dorothy. She enjoyed small-town life, especially when as a teenager she accompanied her best friend, Martha Scofield as they burned up the country...
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David Nelson Vaughn

December 3, 1951 - March 31, 2016

David Nelson Vaughn, born as David Vaughn Cheatham, of Austin, Texas, passed away on March 31, 2016 in Austin. David was born in Beaumont, Texas on December 3, 1951 to Evelyn Vashti and Cecil Elmer Cheatham. He graduated from South Park High School in 1969. He served in the US Army, was a Viet Nam Veteran and received the National Defense Service Medal. David loved playing his guitar and...
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Michael F. Gesch

May 7, 1949 - March 30, 2016

We all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun. "Instant Karma" by John Lennon Mike passed away peacefully on March 30, 2016. He was born in St. Louis, MO., on May 7, 1949, the first child of Gertrude Staszkiewicz Gesch, and Calvin E. Gesch. Throughout his childhood the family moved often as his dad was stationed at various Army bases, including a stint in Germany. As a boy, Mike...
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Janet Wofford Ingram

November 30, 1914 - March 29, 2016

Janet Wofford Ingram, a descendant of early Texas cattleman and Indian fighter Ross Kennedy, was born to William Mitchell and Margery Peters Wofford November 30, 1914, in the small southwest Texas town of Sabinal in Uvalde County. She died in Austin, Texas, March 29, 2016. She was 101 years old. Janet and her sister, Isabel, started school in Sabinal but moved to Austin with their widowed...
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Leslie Brittman

September 17, 1943 - March 29, 2016

Leslie Brittman passed away peacefully on the morning of March 29, 2016 at the age of 72 years old, after a remarkable nineteen-year battle with cancer. Her warmth, class, intellect, humor, and love were evident to all who were blessed to know her. Leslie was an extraordinary human being. Her courage, strength, perseverance, and grace in the face of incredible challenges were an inspiration to...
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Justin Landon Metzger

August 4, 1983 - March 25, 2016

Justin Landon Metzger, 32, died Friday, March 25, 2016, at Crystal Beach. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Michelle Metzger; his mother and stepdad, Debbie Walsh and Howard Walsh; his father and stepmother, Kris Metzger and Marti Metzger; his grandmother, Shirley Gutekunst; his grandfather Lee Metzger, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Justin was born in Syracuse, NY and grew up in...
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Marguerite "Peggy" Reyburn Annis

August 14, 1943 - March 25, 2016

Peggy Annis died on Good Friday, March 25, 2016, after falling at home. This was the last of many complications over seven years of continuous treatment for multiple myeloma. She was loved for her spirit, her energy, her humor, and her view that the world is beautiful. Peggy (Marguerite Reyburn Annis) was a vibrant 72 year-old born in Morristown, NJ on August 14, 1943. She was raised in Erie,...
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Jimmy Williams

October 4, 1942 - March 24, 2016

Jimmy Williams, 73, of Austin, died on March 24, 2016. After a battle with lung cancer, Jimmy seemed to have won the war; his cancer was in remission. But the body is a fragile vessel for the spirit. He left this realm, despite our best efforts to keep him with us. He is survived by his loving family, wife Eileen and son Julian, both with him in Austin, Texas. Also surviving are sons,...
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Horace Lamar (John) Morrow

May 24, 1927 - March 23, 2016

Horace Lamar (John) Morrow, 88, died peacefully at home on March 23, 2016. John was preceded in death by his much loved father and closest companion, Stewart M. Ponder. There will be no services. John's desire was for any donations in his memory be made to healthcare, human rights or progressive political organizations.
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Adele Goldstucker Silberberg

August 6, 1928 - March 22, 2016

Adele G. Silberberg, 87, surrounded by family and caregivers, passed away on March 22, 2016. Adele is survived by her husband of 66 years, Harold Silberberg, her sister Elaine Silverberg and brother-in-law Herbert Silverberg; her children, Jay and Langdon Silberberg, John Silberberg and Missey Morgan, Celia Silberberg and Barry Jucha, Harriet and Alan Schwartz; her grandchildren, Ryan and...
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Gail Lee Patterson Bickling

March 5, 1940 - March 22, 2016

Gail Lee Patterson Bickling, 76, of Austin, Texas died Tuesday March 22, 2016 at her home. Gail is survived by her husband and life-long love Richard Bickling, her 2 surviving sisters Sue Dougherty of Newark, DE; Wendy Haedo of Garnet Valley, PA; her 3 children and their spouses; Rick and Ellen Bickling of Leander, TX; Randy Gaytan of Valdosta, GA; Ryan and Kim Bickling of Lawrence, KS: her 7...
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Shirley Nelson Walston

November 26, 1931 - March 22, 2016

Shirley Nelson Walston was born to John D. and Lydia M. Nelson, in Gonzales, Texas, on November 26, 1931. She departed this earthly life to live in her heavenly home on March 22, 2016. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; her siblings; James D. Nelson, Clifford A. Nelson and Johnnie M. Washington; a grandson, David Crow; nephews, Jamie Nelson, Timmy Nelson and John Nelson. She is...
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Elizebeth Ann (Betty Ann) Bradfield Cummins

May 11, 1929 - March 21, 2016

Betty Ann was born in Austin, Texas on Mother's Day, May 11, 1929 to William Landon and Nell Walling Bradfield. A lifelong resident of Austin, Betty Ann graduated from Austin High School in 1946 where she was a Red Jacket. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Texas, Austin in 1950. Betty Ann was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She was elected to...
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Marvin Lee King

March 13, 1940 - March 20, 2016

Marvin Lee King passed peacefully in his home on March 20, 2016 one week following his 76th birthday. He was in the company of his loving family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dempsey and Faye King, and his father and mother-in-law, Homer and Eleanor McElroy. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Doris Jane McElroy King, his daughters, Adrianne King Doughtie...
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Frances Mayes Beard

October 6, 1927 - March 20, 2016

Frances Mayes Beard passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 surrounded by her family. She had been in a 3-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Fran was born in Lampasas, Texas on October 6, 1927 to Lewis Monroe Mayes and Josie Martin Mayes. She was preceded in death by both parents; brother Lewis Mayes and sister, Louise Stollenwerk. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, George Beard; son Don...
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Blake Aaron Freeburg

November 7, 1967 - March 18, 2016

Blake Aaron Freeburg was born November 7, 1967 in Rochester, Minnesota and moved with his parents Phillip and Faye Freeburg to Texas in January 1968. He lived in Texas for most of his life except for when he briefly lived in the Netherlands from 1974-1977 and when he worked in Singapore from 1997 - 1998. He spent his first three years of grade school in Holland before moving to Texas and...
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Wanda Marie Scott

August 29, 1929 - March 18, 2016

Wanda Marie Scott, born August 29, 1929, of Austin Texas, passed away on March 18, 2016 surrounded with her family. She will be so dearly missed by many friends and family. Wanda is preceded in death by her husband Joe Dale Scott, parents Carl Panell and Cleona Ransdell, brother Carl "Sonny" Pannell, brother in law Kenneth Bernhardt and step father Randy Ransdell. Wanda is survived by her...
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Arval Wendell Bohn

July 6, 1934 - March 17, 2016

Arval Wendell Bohn slipped peacefully from this life at his home in West Lake Hills on March 17, 2016. He was one of what seems to be very few people these days who was actually born in Austin, TX. That happened 81 years ago on July 6, 1934 on Judges Hill in the home of his parents Walter and Frieda Rathmann Bohn. His early years were spent at Pease Elementary, University Junior High and as a...
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Donald Taylor Rippey

January 1, 1927 - March 16, 2016

Dr. Donald Taylor Rippey of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2016 at the age of 89. Don was a loving husband, amazing father, grandfather and great grandfather, as well as a loyal friend to those who were blessed to know him. He had a long, wonderful and adventurous life and is now resting easy with our Father in heaven. His vibrant personality, his unconditional love and...
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Charles Robert Webb, Jr., MD

July 23, 1931 - March 16, 2016

Charles Robert Webb, Jr., MD of Austin died at home on Wednesday March 16. Chuck was born July 23, 1931 in Pulaski Virginia and grew up in Shaker Heights Ohio where he attended public school. After attending the University of Michigan, he graduated from medical school at Case Western Reserve and went directly into the army, where he served for 24 years in a variety of public health research...
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Barbara Jean Deckard

May 7, 1954 - March 16, 2016

Barbara Jean Deckard, born May 7, 1954, of Austin Texas, passed away on March 16, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was loved by many friends and family for her generous heart and bubbly personality. Barbara's greatest joy was time spent with her grandchildren, from cheering at every ball game, to giving each of them love and support; she could be counted on to make each grandchild feel special....
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June Page Johnson

February 11, 1924 - March 13, 2016

June Page Johnson went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 13, 2016 at the age of 92. June was born February 11, 1924 to Maggie and Ira Page. She grew up in Raymondville, Texas, where she loved school and all opportunities to socialize. She graduated Valedictorian of her class and earned a scholarship to Baylor University. There she met the love of her life, Sam Johnson, and formed many life...
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Mary Jane Hemperley

September 9, 1922 - March 12, 2016

Mary Jane Hemperley passed Saturday morning March 12, 2016 with grace and peace in the comforting arms of her family. She was a faithful wife, loving mother, loyal friend and good neighbor. Born to rancher/farmer Talmage and one room schoolhouse teacher Ruth Thompson on the prairie of western Kansas in Hamilton County on September 9, 1922. Mary Jane would be the first of two girls, Michae...
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Joshua Barrick Anderson

March 21, 1974 - March 12, 2016

After a heroic and inspiring year-long battle with lung cancer, Joshua Barrick Anderson died peacefully at the Hospice Austin Christopher House on March 12, 2016 at the age of 41. He leaves behind his beloved wife Judy, two beautiful children, Olivia (10) and Quinn (7), and his stepsons Griffin (12), and twins Jonah and Owen (9). Josh was born March 21, 1974 in Washington D.C., to Pat and...
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Louis Jay Meyers

June 21, 1955 - March 11, 2016

Louis Meyers, one of the four founders of the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in 1987, died early Friday of a heart attack at St. David's South Austin Medical Center. He was 60. Meyers was the SXSW's music festival director for its first eight years. He sold his share in the business to partners Roland Swenson, Louis Black and Nick Barbaro after the 1994 conference, just before...
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Willie LaRue Morgan Shane, (Billie)

June 23, 1928 - March 10, 2016

Our beloved Willie (Billie) passed away peacefully in the company of loved ones on March 10, 2016. Born Willie La Rue Morgan on June 23, 1928 in Loraine, Texas, to Albert "Cecil" Morgan and Era Compton, Willie eventually met and married her future husband, Robert Nash Shane. They married in Crystal City on June 28, 1953 and then lived in Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and San Angelo...
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William Holland "Billy" Page

March 14, 1946 - March 9, 2016

Billy Page, age 69 died peacefully on March 9, 2016 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was born on March 14, 1946 in Austin, Texas to Mary Beth Brown Page and Harold Lee Page, Sr. He felt he was lucky to live in Austin his whole life. Billy attended the "old" Wooldridge Elementary School on West 24th Street, O. Henry Junior High School, and Stephen F. Austin High School (Rio Grande...
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Elizabeth F. Neyland

August 13, 1922 - March 8, 2016

Elizabeth F. Neyland of Georgetown and San Antonio passed away on March 8th at the age of 93. She was born in Georgetown to Hubert W. Flanagan and Etah Simmons Flanagan. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mayo W. Neyland, III, son Mayo W. Neyland, IV and daughter, Clair Neyland. Elizabeth is survived by her son, Bruce H. Neyland (Tricia), daughter- in-law, Bobbie Neyland, grandchildren...
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David E. Wermer, M.D.

July 6, 1950 - March 7, 2016

David E. Wermer, M.D. (aka Dad, Dave, Room Air) died peacefully at Hospice Austin's Christopher House Monday, March 7, 2016, in Austin, Texas at the age of sixty-five. David is survived by his wife, Anne Marie; children, Elizabeth and Jeffrey; siblings, Charles (Carol), Susan (Steve), Richard (Karen), Dorothy (Jerry), Nancy (Carey), Joseph (Penny), Alice (Tom), and James (Bonnie); his many...
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Hubert J. Miller

December 9, 1927 - March 7, 2016

Hubert J. Miller, scholar, traveler, and devoted husband and father passed away March 7, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Hubert was born on December 9, 1927, in Severin, Kansas. The eldest of seven children, Hubert was also the father of seven children who miss him very much. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Barbara Miller, and his beloved wife of 48 years, Doris. Hubert and Doris...
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Marilyn Parker Reeder

September 12, 1927 - March 5, 2016

Marilyn Parker Reeder (88), long active in Austin cultural and civic activities, died peacefully on March 5, 2016. Her life centered on her family. Surviving Marilyn are four sons (Joe Robert, Alexandria, VA), Glenn Parker (Oakland, CA), William Thomas (Tom, Jr., Alexandria, VA) and John Hamilton (New York, NY), five granddaughters (Rachael Anne Mai, Aubrilyn Reeder, Julia Randolph Reeder,...
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Cyril Durrenberger

January 26, 1942 - March 4, 2016

Cyril Durrenberger After a 3-month struggle with Stage IV lung cancer, Cyril Durrenberger — devoted husband, father, and nationally recognized pioneer in the field of air quality engineering and management — passed on Friday, March 4, 2016 in Austin, TX. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lynn; his two sons, Carl and James; his two grandsons, Jasper and Jackson; and three siblings,...
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Raemar Shown

January 3, 1926 - March 4, 2016

Raemar Shown passed away peacefully on March 4, 2016 at the age of 90. She now joins the love of her life and husband of 48 years, Frank Shown, who prepared the way beginning in 2002 for their next journey together. Raemar leaves a legacy of love in the lives of surviving members Miki Shown Pichon and her family Ronnie and Paul Pichon, Beth Pichon and her son Dylan Pichon, Robin Pichon Louque,...
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Brian Raymond Davis

November 17, 1947 - March 3, 2016

Brian succumbed peacefully to a 14 month illness while resting at his home in Austin on March 3, 2016, where he was surrounded by family. Brian was born to the late Ina Rae and Darius Raymond Davis in Dallas, Texas where he spent his formative years. He graduated from Sunset High School in 1966, and earned numerous academic scholarships to further his studies at Southern Methodist University. ...
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Marilyn Prengler

June 26, 1953 - March 3, 2016

Marilyn Prengler died on March 3, 2016, in Austin, Texas, of cancer. She was born June 26, 1953, in Dallas, the daughter of Hershel and Sylvia Milder Prengler, both of whom predeceased her. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1975 and remained in Austin, working as an independent massage therapist. Her career in the healing arts touched the lives of some of the most notable and...
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David Ernest Mead

February 16, 1935 - March 2, 2016

Born in Amarillo, Texas then moved to Fort Worth, Texas during the first grade. Graduated from Arlington Heights High School in 1953 and remained lifelong friends with many of his classmates. Attended U.T. Austin on a ROTC Naval scholarship, 1953 – 1957. Also attended TCU taking flute and other courses each summer. Graduated from U.T. Austin in 1970 with enough hours for his masters, but...
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Lisa Marie Sabra

March 2, 2016

Lisa Marie Sabra, age 42, passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia on March 2, 2016. Throughout her battle with cancer and her entire life, she won the hearts of everyone she encountered. Lisa leaves behind her husband, Michael Sabra, and two sons, Bowen (Age 3) and Coleman (Age 1), as well as her parents, Pat and Patricia Byrne, and siblings, Heather Crosby, John Byrne, and Michael Byrne and...
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Roberta Yankiver Long

December 18, 1948 - March 2, 2016

Roberta Yankiver Long, age 67, of Austin, died on March 2, 2016, following a sudden cardiac event. Roberta was born on December 18, 1948, to Abraham and Estelle Yankiver of the Bronx, New York. Following her graduation from the City College of New York in 1969, she moved to Bloomington, Indiana to study Spanish Linguistics at Indiana University. There she met and married Mark Long, moving with...
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Margaret Riley Crocker

August 1, 1927 - March 2, 2016

Margaret Riley Crocker was born August 1, 1927 in Myrtle Springs, Texas. She died on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 surrounded by her loving husband, Ralph Harrison Crocker and family; children - Stephen Leonard Crocker, Paul Riley Crocker, Ralph Harrison Crocker Ill, and Amelia Crocker Irsik. Margaret was preceded in death by infant son, Stephen Harrison Crocker; parents, Andrew Jackson Riley and...
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Betty Shawver Emory

June 10, 1919 - February 25, 2016

Betty was born in Lakewood Ohio, graduated from Kenton High School, Kenton, Ohio in 1937 and received a BS degree in Home Economics from Ohio State University in 1942. She received the Phi UpsilonOmicron award for high academic achievement. Betty was an active and supportive military wife for thirty years. Several years were spent raising her family in Japan and Germany as she and her husband...
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