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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

Gordon "Doc" Arnold, Jr.

September 8, 1949 - May 23, 2015

Gordon "Doc" Arnold Jr. The lives Gordon "Doc" Arnold touched are many, and Doc's passing from this life on May 23rd, 2015 will be felt, most immediately by his family, but also by the many colleagues and friends from his lifelong career in public service. Doc was born September 8, 1949, in Richmond, Virginia, to the late Marjorie Ball Arnold Sitek and Gordon Dawkins Arnold. For more than...
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Nancy K. Klecka

October 27, 1924 - May 22, 2015

Nancy K. Klecka, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Westminster Health Care Center, Austin, Texas, after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease. Nancy was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. While growing up in the 30's she enjoyed going on vacations with her family to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Mesa Verde National Parks. She attended The University of Texas at Austin...
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Robert Wayne "Bob" Strauser

August 8, 1943 - May 21, 2015

Robert Wayne "Bob" Strauser was born August 8, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Christopher "Pete" and Opal Orr Strauser. Bob's sine die came early this session. On May 21, 2015, Bob passed away at his home in Austin, missing his goal of completing his nineteenth Regular Session of the Texas Legislature by only twelve days. With his passing, the Texas Capitol, the Austin Symphony...
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Martha (Margie) L. Oertli Grohmann

July 7, 1921 - May 21, 2015

Martha (Margie) Lorraine Oertli Grohmann, 93, of Round Rock, died on May 21, 2015. She was born in Austin on July 7, 1921, to Henry Leonard and Martha Doering Oertli. She graduated from Austin High School, attended Business college and worked for the State of Texas until her retirement. Martha married Charlie Grohmann on May 17, 1947, and during their marriage they lived in Austin, Round...
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Teri Bergstrom

June 26, 1952 - May 20, 2015

Teri Bergstrom died suddenly on May 20th from a cerebral hemorrhage brought on by an undetected brain tumor. She was 62 years old. She leaves behind her husband of 29 years, Tom; step-daughter Amanda; mother, Sara Whitfield; sisters, Beverly and Alicia Whitfield; brother Rody Whitfield and wife Theresa Millison. Her extended family includes her much beloved nieces and nephews, Jordan and...
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Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Wilson

July 28, 1916 - May 20, 2015

WILSON, Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Her life was an adventure full of love and joy because she made it so; her friends, family and loved ones were the beneficiaries. Whether it was a sing along in the car on the way to the First Methodist Church in Dallas with her parents and brother, sewing her own dresses and her sons' shirts, presiding over the high school booster club for nine years,...
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Wanda Sloan Harvey

October 18, 1921 - May 17, 2015

Wanda Sloan Harvey departed this life peacefully at home with family by her side on May 17th, 2015 at age 93. Wanda was born October 18, 1921 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her family moved to Texas and she spent most of her childhood and all of her adult life in the Houston area. She graduated from Sam Houston High School. After graduation she attended a Secretarial School until she discovered...
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DeeDee Mann

April 6, 1957 - May 16, 2015

DeeDee Mann, whose wink and smile could warm any heart, died of endometrial cancer Saturday at her home in Austin. She was 58. Dee Dee was born Denise Louise Aaron in Meadville, Pa., a small industrial town near Erie. Her father's military career moved the family six times, including a five-year stay in Germany, before a transfer to Fort Hood brought them to Killeen. The second of Richard...
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Curtis G. LaFaitte

June 17, 1962 - May 12, 2015

Curtis LaFaitte passed away unexpectedly at home, on May 12th 2015. Curtis was born in Austin on June 17, 1962 and died May 12, 2015. He grew up in Northwest Hills, graduated from Anderson High School in 1981 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin. Curtis was a visionary, marketing genius, and entrepreneur. He began a successful career with The...
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Fred W. Wright, USAF Retired

June 24, 1924 - May 12, 2015

Lt Col Fred W. Wright (USAF retired) of Austin, TX passed away on May 12, 2015 at the age of 90. He was born in Memphis Tennessee to Henry and Elizabeth Wright of Helena, AR on June 24th 1924. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps to support his country in WWII and upon completing officer training was deployed to Europe. Flying a P-38 over France and Germany he was shot down and taken as...
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George Michael Decherd IV, MD

January 19, 1936 - May 12, 2015

George Michael Decherd IV, MD 1/19/1936 to 5/12/2015 Dr. Decherd was called home to God early Tuesday morning on May 12th at 79 years of age. George led a long, successful life as a father, husband, and medical professional. George was born in Galveston, TX on January 19th, 1936. He graduated from Austin High School at age 15 and went on to graduate from University of Texas at Austin at age...
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John D. Andrews

January 22, 1944 - May 11, 2015

John D. Andrews, born on January 22, 1944 in Burnet, Texas to Myrtle Elvin Taylor, passed away on May 11, 2015 after a tremendously courageous and long battle with cancer. John D. grew up in Marble Falls, and during his early years he enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing with his grandfather, John Taylor, a renowned state game warden. He spoke often of the remarkable times he spent with...
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Ellen Love Young Burrows

February 24, 1920 - May 10, 2015

Ellen Love Young Burrows, age 95, was born in San Augustine, Texas, on February 24, 1920, to Robert Hall Young and Bertha Love Heartsill Young. She died on May 10, 2015 at home in Austin, Texas, where she lived her last eight years with her oldest daughter, Judy. The youngest of seven children, Ellen attended school in San Augustine, where she met her husband, John B. Burrows, M.D. They were...
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Michael William Montgomery

September 12, 1950 - May 9, 2015

Michael William Montgomery passed away Saturday May 9, 2015. His sister was by his side, as she had been during his last years. Michael fought the hard fight and almost pulled through with a new liver and kidney. Michael had put his life into God's hands and that along with the unconditional support from all his family and friends, gave him strength every day. Michael was 64 years old and a...
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Sylvia "Silver" Ione Jones

January 1, 1938 - May 8, 2015

JONES, Sylvia Sylvia "Silver" Ione Jones went to be with The LORD on May 8, 2015. Our sweet Silver was born the First day of January, 1938 in Kenedy, TX to Helmuth & Ione Schuenemann. She was one of the head cheerleaders in Kenedy High School. She graduated from University of Texas in 3 years with a degree in Education, her initial teaching assignment being in the Austin ISD. On August 20...
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Patrick C. Elliott

August 13, 1980 - May 8, 2015

Patrick Conrad Elliott, age 34, died May 8, 2015, in Austin, TX. Patrick was born in Harlingen, TX, August 13, 1980. The family moved to Austin in 1982. He attended Summit, Webb and Read Elementary Schools, Burnet Middle School, and Lanier High School. He graduated from Lanier in 1997.While at Lanier, he played drums in the Marching Band and Jazz Band. Other activities he participated in while...
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Hugh Tannehill Matthews, Jr.

October 31, 1925 - May 7, 2015

MATTHEWS, Jr., Hugh Hugh Tannehill Matthews, Jr, 89, an ICC and TxRRC transportation attorney of Austin, Texas died May 7, 2015 of complications related to cancer in his home. Hugh was born in Austin on October 31st, 1925 and was raised by his mother, Lucille Manor Matthews and his father, Hugh Sr, on the family farm in Webberville, Texas until the severe drought of the late 1920s, forced the...
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Marguerite Marie Labasse Knisely

April 1, 1922 - May 6, 2015

MARGUERITE KNISELY Marguerite Marie Labasse Knisely, 93, died at her home in Austin, Texas, on May 6, 2015. Mrs. Knisely was married to the late Dr. William H. (Bill) Knisely, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Texas System and President of the Medical University of South Carolina, who died in 2004. Marguerite Labasse was born on April 1, 1922, in the rural village of Gentinnes,...
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Elvin Gene Estes

December 8, 1932 - May 6, 2015

Elvin Gene Estes, 82, of Austin, Texas, retired Mechanical and Research Engineer, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at St. David's North Austin Hospital of natural causes. Elvin was born December 8, 1932 in Dallas, Texas and raised by his grandparents in Kilgore, Texas. He graduated from Leveretts Chapel High School. Following High School he entered into a 20 year career with the US Air Force...
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Azada (Peggy) Beatty Henry

January 13, 1920 - May 6, 2015

Azada (Peggy) Beatty Henry went to be with her savior on May 6, 2015 in Austin, Texas. She was born on January 13, 1920 in Heidelberg, Lee County, Kentucky to Rollie Beatty and Ona Lethgo Beatty. In 1921 the Beatty family moved to Estancia, New Mexico where she grew up and spent her enjoyable life and attended Estancia High School for half a year before the family moved to Las Cruces, New...
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Ruth Margaret Joy Bryant, Ph.D.

July 21, 1920 - May 4, 2015

Dr. Ruth Margaret Joy Bryant, Ph.D. of Austin, Texas died peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2015 in her home. Ruth was born on July 21, 1920 in San Jose California. Her parents, George Ellingwood and Grace Mason Joy, and her sister, Barbara Jean Andersen, preceded her in death. Her parents instilled her with the importance of education, the arts and a connection to the natural world. Her...
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Diane Hutchins

January 13, 1929 - May 4, 2015

Diane Hutchins, age 86, of Austin, TX, passed away May 4, 2015. She was born in Los Angeles, CA, January 13, 1929. She married Merwin Hutchins April 3, 1954 in Houston, TX and had two sons Daniel and Rodger. She was a long time member of University Presbyterian Church and served as the church business manager for over 20 years. She was also a Deacon and an Elder. She was a faithful member...
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Roberto Monreal

May 30, 1954 - May 4, 2015

Roberto Monreal was born to the late Jesus Saucedo Monreal and the late Eloisa Esquivel Monreal in Austin, Texas on May 30, 1954. He was the ninth of their eleven children. He first attended John B. Winn Elementary and then went on to attend and graduate from the Texas School for the Blind, in Austin. During his time there he won several wrestling awards and tournaments. Most people who...
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Dr. Ken D. Womack

February 7, 1921 - May 2, 2015

WOMACK, KENNON DARWIN Dr. Ken Womack of Austin, Texas was born on February 7, 1921 in Apple Springs, Texas and died May 2, 2015 in Austin, Texas. He was the second of five sons of Lucas and Buena Sullivan Womack. He grew up in Apple Springs and graduated from Groveton High School. He enrolled at Texas A&M University and finished the first semester when WWII began. He went into the service...
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Larry Kaye Franke, Sr.

September 24, 1943 - April 29, 2015

Larry Kaye Franke Sr. , 71 of Kingsland, Texas, Retired Plumber, died April, 29th 2015. Larry spent his last days surrounded by his family. "Big Larry" was born in Austin and spent most of his career in the area. At one time he was considered to be the fastest "set-out" plumber in Austin, Texas. This is a huge achievement among plumbers. He delighted in the accomplishments of all his children....
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R. Vincent Murray, M.D.

August 15, 1922 - April 28, 2015

Dr. R. Vincent Murray, Jr., born August 15, 1922 in Austin, Texas, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015. He was the son of Dr. Robert Vincent Murray, Sr. and Jessie Ramsey Murray, and a great grandson of Edward and Regina Zimmerman, German immigrants to central Texas in the 1840s. He attended Austin High School and the University of Texas at Austin, receiving his medical degree in 1945 from the...
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Howard Newton Richards

April 3, 1934 - April 27, 2015

The life of Howard Newton Richards, who died on April 27, 2015, at his home in Austin, will be celebrated by his family and many friends for years to come, even as they mourn his departure from this earth. The legacy he leaves will also be enhanced by his extensive and impressive public service, as detailed below. Howard was born in Brownsville, Texas on April 3, 1934. His parents were C....
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Dr. Donald Wood Patrick

August 28, 1938 - April 25, 2015

DR. DONALD WOOD PATRICK 8/28/38-4/25/15 Donald Patrick was a brilliant, funny, gracious and kind man. Donald and his twin brother, David, were born on August 28, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas. The son of a Methodist minister, Donald grew up in San Antonio, Austin, Victoria, and Kingsville, Texas. A graduate of A&I University, as it was known then, he was honored as a distinguished alumnus...
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Zelda K. Weintraub

January 6, 1932 - April 25, 2015

Zelda K. Weintraub, age 83, of Austin, Texas, passed away on April 25, 2015. She was born Zelda Kresshover in Brooklyn, New York, on January 6, 1932. Zelda met her soulmate and future husband, Russell Weintraub, when, at the age of 17, she attended the engagement party for her and his first cousins. Russell and Zelda were married on September 6, 1953, just a week after Russell was drafted into...
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Mary Wilma Edwards

July 3, 1934 - April 24, 2015

Ms. Mary Wilma Edwards Our beloved Mary Wilma Edwards passed away peacefully in Bastrop, Texas on Friday April 24, 2015 at the age of 80. Wilma was born on July 3, 1934 in Danville, Kentucky to Utis L. and Ursula Edwards. She lived a long life and was devoted to the Lord until her passing. She was a longtime member of Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas where she enjoyed studying the...
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Charles R. Peck

September 9, 1920 - April 24, 2015

Charles Russell Peck, 94 of Austin, died Friday April 24, 2015. Ironically, this was granddaughter Kendall's wedding day. Perhaps this was his way of witnessing that event with his beloved Carolyn. He was born in Star, Texas on September 9, 1920 to Joseph Edgar Peck and Freda Francis Bowman Peck. He was raised on various farms and ranches in Mills and San Saba Counties. After attending one...
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Murray Patton

March 31, 1932 - April 24, 2015

Murray Patton, 83, of Austin passed away on April 24, 2015. He was born in Dallas, Texas on March 31, 1932 to David Patton and Pauline Spence Patton. Murray attended Austin High School and was a graduate of The University of Texas. While in High School he developed a love for photography. He had his own page of the school paper dedicated to the social functions within the school. He also sold...
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George L. Pederson (Pete)

December 26, 1922 - April 24, 2015

George Ardell LeRoy Pederson (Pete), age 92, passed away at his home in Austin, TX, surrounded by his family on April 24, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Patricia Speight Pederson, his older sister Geraldine Bowers, sisters-in-law Louise Pederson and Sandra Miles. Also mourning his loss are his children, Kristen Marstaller, George R., Gary (Faralyn), Eric (Jacque), Lance, and...
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Claude Wylie Dawkins

January 20, 1919 - April 22, 2015

DAWKINS, Claude Wylie Mr. Dawkins went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 22, 2015. Born on January 20, 1919 in Chester, South Carolina and raised in Great Falls, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Teed Lee Fry Dawkins and James Alexander Dawkins. Wylie's first job after high school was in a cotton mill in Augusta, Georgia procured through his favorite...
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Baylus Earls Bennett

April 2, 1940 - April 21, 2015

Baylus Earls Bennett soared high as a champion pole vaulter at UT-but that was just a hint of how high he would soar throughout his life. A UT graduate with a doctorate in Aerospace Engineering, he worked for a time in the intelligence community, was a founder of his own company TICOM Inc., as well as a world traveler, soccer coach, trap shooting champion and especially a devoted husband,...
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Annie M. Alexander Watrous

February 9, 1919 - April 19, 2015

Annie M. Alexander Watrous February 9, 1919 ~ April 19, 2015 Earthbound ~ Heavenbound God spoke and earth responded so that Annie Alexander was born February 9, 1919 in Cedar Creek, Texas to Julia and Joe Alexander. There were eight children resulting from this union of which Annie was the third girl. A total of (21) twenty-one siblings made up this family because of her father's previous...
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Jean Evelyn Busby McMichael

November 22, 1925 - April 17, 2015

Evelyn was born in Dallas, Texas, as the only child of Norris and Martha Busby. Graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in June 1943, her parents bought a house a few blocks north of SMU in hopes she would complete her college education there. Evelyn, however, had her own ideas of where she wanted to attend college. On a prior work trip with her dad, they had driven through Austin on the way...
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Efrain Perez-Ortega

September 20, 1922 - April 17, 2015

Efrain Perez-Ortega of Austin, Texas was born on September 20, 1922 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He passed away peacefully on April 17, 2015 at the age of 92. Efrain attended school in Mayaguez and Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Efrain was drafted into the United States Army and was stationed in Panama during World War II. When Efrain completed his tour of duty with the Army, he attended the...
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Frances McNeely Leonard

March 11, 1936 - April 16, 2015

Frances McNeely Leonard, 79, died peacefully at her home in Austin, Texas, Thursday evening April 16. Frances was an avid supporter of the arts and humanities, having retired in 2004 as director of the non-profit Texas Humanities Resource Center, now known as Humanities Texas; a position she thoroughly enjoyed and was passionate about. Frances was born March 11, 1936 in Levelland, Texas. ...
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James Mayfield Damon

February 24, 1937 - April 15, 2015

James Mayfield Damon passed away peacefully on April 15, 2015 at age 78. In keeping with his wishes a celebration of life for family, friends and neighbors will take place on Saturday, May 16 from 2 to 4 pm at 701 South Main Street in Georgetown, Texas. Mayfield was born in Winfield, Texas on February 24, 1937 to Sylvester Winn Damon and Helen Holmes. He grew up in Houston, Texas where he...
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Betty Jean Herboek

November 12, 1922 - April 15, 2015

Betty Jean Herboek, age 92, of Austin, Texas, died on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was born on November 12, 1922 to Joseph and Louise Zunker Van Buren in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating high school, Betty was employed with Russell Insurance Company, Bruner Water Softener, and Hydromax, all in Milwaukee. Betty enjoyed sewing, crafts, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her...
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Charles Monroe (Charlie) Heard

December 3, 1924 - April 14, 2015

Charles Monroe Heard ("Charlie") was born December 3, 1924, in Wetumka, Oklahoma. He died in Austin, Texas, on April 14, 2015, preceded in death by his wife, Althea Heard, his son, Mark, his parents Grace and Elmer Heard, and his brothers, Elmer and John. Charlie is survived by Mary Ann Grance and his children, Lynne H. Williams (husband John), Stephen Ortman Heard, and David Frank Heard (wife...
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William (Bill) Ross, Jr.

October 11, 1925 - April 12, 2015

William Ross Jr. passed away on April 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas after a brief illness. He was born on October 11, 1925, the only child of Bill and Janet Ross. While growing up, he acquired the nickname of "Sandy" and was always known by that to lifelong friends and family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Karyl Hansen Ross, whom he often described as a "Lovely Lady." Bill...
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Louisa Mahone Donoghue

July 17, 1944 - April 12, 2015

Louisa Mahone Donoghue passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015, and Heaven received another angel. Louisa was born in San Angelo on July 17, 1944, to Dortha Wattinger Mahone and John Thomas Mahone. She grew up in Austin on Jarratt Avenue, was a member of the first graduating class of St. Andrew's Episcopal School and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School. She attended The University of Texas...
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Billy Philip "Bill" Arhos

November 3, 1934 - April 11, 2015

ARHOS, BILLY PHILIP "BILL" (November 3, 1934 ~ April 11, 2015) Bill Arhos was born in Teague, Freestone County, Texas, to Philip A. Arhos and Helen Bournias Arhos. In 1941 the family moved to Bryan, Texas, where Bill attended Bryan Public Schools and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1953. From 1953 to 1957, Bill attended Rice University (then Rice Institute) on a baseball and...
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Benjamin Bryan Covington, USN, Retired

April 3, 1953 - April 11, 2015

Commander Benjamin Bryan Covington, USN, Retired Benjamin Bryan Covington died from complications related to Alzheimer's disease on April 11, 2015 in Austin, TX. He was 62. Bryan was born in Albany, Georgia on April 3, 1953, to loving parents Benjamin Bouie Covington, Jr. and Marjorie Elizabeth Hannum Covington. He was the eldest of five children. Bryan spent his early years in Florida,...
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Mary Elizabeth Scott

May 18, 1927 - April 11, 2015

Our beloved mother, Mary Elizabeth Scott, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Mom was born on May 18, 1927 in North Carolina to Fred and Arbutus Bryson. She was 87 years old. Although Mom called the Smokey Mountains home, she became a Texan over 65 years ago. She met her much loved husband, Earl M. Scott, on Valentine's Day and they began their married life together...
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Erna Lydia Sawyer

October 10, 1928 - April 10, 2015

Erna Lydia Klotz Sawyer entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 10, 2015. She was born on October 10, 1928, in Travis County, near Coupland, Texas. Erna was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Richland community, near Pflugerville. The third and youngest child of Albert Klotz Sr. and Minnie Felder Klotz, she grew up on a farm and attended Manor High School...
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Courtenay Corwin Browning

April 3, 1932 - April 8, 2015

Courtenay Corwin Browning, 83, passed away peacefully at her home in Austin surrounded by her children Wednesday, April 8th, 2015. Born on April 3rd, 1932 in Austin, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Orville Corwin, Junior, "Toni", as she was affectionately named by her sister, grew up in Austin and Corpus Christi, Texas. Courtenay had a deep, quiet faith and was an inspiration to all that loved and...
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Victoria Lee Haddon

October 31, 1945 - April 8, 2015

Victoria Lee Haddon, 69, died on April 8, 2015. Her mother, Doris Smith, father Jim King, and her "Sweet Little Angel Named Sophie" (Yorkie) preceded her in death. After graduating from Travis High School, she married Dwaine New who was killed in Vietnam. Vickie is survived by her husband Erwin Haddon that she loved so very much and was married to for 40 years. She leaves behind many close...
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Shelburne J. Veselka

July 3, 1943 - April 7, 2015

Shelly Veselka was a son, husband, father, soldier, attorney and faithful friend. He was also a professional traveler, spreading his generous spirit worldwide. In the course of his life, he criss-crossed the state of Texas hundreds of times, explored the United States from coast-to-coast, served a military stint in Vietnam and vacationed in far-flung corners of the globe. He was always on the...
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Joye Lucerne White

September 13, 1931 - April 6, 2015

Joye Lucerne White, age 83, beloved wife and mother, died April 6, 2015. She was born in Red Water, Texas on September 13, 1931 to Gertrude and Hollis Clark. Joye is survived by her husband of 63 years Walter E. White, Jr., her son and daughter-in-law Brian and Barbara White, her son and daughter-in-law Clark and Margaret White, five grandchildren Craig White, Ross White, Leah White, Lauren...
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Mary Lewis

September 9, 1925 - April 4, 2015

Mary Lewis began every morning with a cup of coffee and the Austin American Statesman obituaries. As a florist she was West Austin's confidante. She was the first to know who was born, whom we loved, whom we thanked, who was engaged, who was ill and whom we lost. As wife of R.A. Lewis, she referred to herself as "the man behind the man." She was his compass rose. On April 4th, 2015, R.A. plucked...
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Rebecca Urban

March 1, 1974 - April 4, 2015

Rebecca Urban passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Rebecca was an amazing person with a huge heart - whether it was supporting family, friends, or animals, she was always there with a smile on her face. Rebecca brought joy to the world and will be missed terribly by her friends and family. Rebecca's smile was contagious and you could even hear the smile through the phone. She...
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Max Cantu Segrets

March 15, 1943 - April 3, 2015

Max Cantu Segrets, of Austin, TX, died in his sleep surrounded by his family, on Good Friday, April 3rd, 2015. He was 72 years old. Max is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Segrets of Austin, TX, and his children, Vernoie Segrets and Marc Hobbs of Austin, TX, Christopher and Yolanda Segrets of Austin, TX, and Stephen and Molly Segrets of Leander, TX. He is also survived by his eleven...
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John Bullock Read

May 29, 1969 - April 2, 2015

John Bullock Read passed away Thursday morning April 2, 2015 at his mother's home. His mother was by his side as she had been during his long illness. John was 45 years old and a lifelong resident of Austin. John was born on May 29, 1969 at the original Seton Hospital in Austin to Sally Read Browning and Arlin Farmer. John worked for the General Land Office as a network specialist for 24 years...
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Nelda Roueche Taylor

January 10, 1941 - April 2, 2015

Born January 10, 1941 in Statesville, NC to Mabel Shaver Watts and Glenn Watts, Nelda Taylor passed away at the age of 74 years on April 2, 2015. Nelda is survived by her husband Dan Taylor of Austin; daughters Michelle Roueché and her husband David Thomas of Belton, and Courtney Taylor of Austin; sons Jay Roueche and his wife Elise of Dallas, and John Taylor and his wife Cyndi of Houston;...
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William "Bill" Bailey

June 30, 1928 - March 28, 2015

Bill Bailey took his last flight and sailed into heaven March 28, 2015. William Bryant "Bill" Bailey (Major, USAF Retired) died peacefully at home surrounded by love. Bill was born June 30, 1928 in Buffalo, New York to Roland G. and Esther Bailey. He spent most of his youth in Westfield, New Jersey. He was a curious and adventuresome child, characteristics he kept throughout his life. ...
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Sue Heatly

February 6, 1938 - March 28, 2015

Sue Heatly was born in Austin, TX, on February 6, 1938, the third child of Sidney and Catherine Newton Heatly. She died on Saturday, March 28, 2015, of pancreatic cancer at Hospice Austin Christopher House. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Gail Heatly Arnold. She is survived by her sister, Ann Heatly Meyers of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and her brother, Sidney Ashton Heatly, Jr....
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Lanny van Allen

March 25, 1936 - March 27, 2015

On March 27th, Lanny, (Lilyanne) van Allen, Austin, TX., passed into the arms of her Savior. A woman of grace and ability, she will be remembered as a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, outstanding educator, a true Christian, esteemed friend, and inspiration to all who knew her. She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Dirk, her loving son Jon and his wife Cheryl, and their...
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Kathleen Neves Bobbitt

September 10, 1917 - March 27, 2015

Kathleen Neves Bobbitt, age 97, a resident of Austin since 1952, passed away on March 27, 2015. Kathleen was born on September 10, 1917 in Ratcliff, Texas. Her family moved to Conroe, Texas and she graduated from Conroe High School. On April 25, 1942, Kathleen married Colon Bobbitt and they were married for 65 years until Colon's death in 2007. She is survived by her daughter, Marsha...
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Don L. Rives

September 8, 1934 - March 27, 2015

Don L. Rives died peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2015, at his home in Austin following a year-long bout with cancer. He was 80. Don was born in Marshall, Texas on September 8, 1934, the son of Luther Aaron Rives and Lois Maurine Anderson Rives. His elementary school music teacher noticed his beautiful soprano voice in class, and with his parents' blessing, accompanied Don to Dallas for an...
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Jefferson Jones (JJ) Baskin

June 21, 1966 - March 26, 2015

Jefferson Jones (JJ) Baskin passed in his Austin home holding the hand of his beloved wife Joy just past midnight on March 26, 2015, following his valiant year-long fight with cancer and the celebration of their 15th wedding anniversary. JJ was a Texan. He lived his entire life in Texas. Born in Midland on June 21, 1966, JJ attended Midland Independent School District schools, graduating in...
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Joseph Lopreato

July 13, 1928 - March 25, 2015

Joseph Lopreato, loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was a true modern day renaissance man; deeply intelligent, quick-witted, knowledgeable, and joyful. He was a skillful chef and enjoyed hosting dinner parties for his friends and families, regaling them with humorous stories and supplying them with wonderful wines. He was an avid reader, card...
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Frances A. Young

April 11, 1921 - March 25, 2015

Frances A Young was called home by our heavenly father on March 25, 2015. Frances was born April 11, 1921 in Nixon, TX to Otto and Almeda (nee Ramsay) Askey. At a young age, after her father died, she moved to Gonzales where she lived until she graduated from Gonzales High School. After completing high school a year early, she moved to Georgetown, TX to attend Southwestern University. After...
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Lanora McClure

March 1, 1922 - March 22, 2015

Lanora McClure died peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Austin, Texas. She was born on March 1, l922, in Shattuck, Oklahoma to parents Henry and Mollie Ehrlich. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Bob McClure, her sister, Rosalie Glasgow and her brother, Leroy Ehrlich. Lanora grew up during the depression—hard times on the plains of Oklahoma. She married a local rancher,...
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William (Bill) Jameson

October 15, 1918 - March 21, 2015

William Ralph "Bill" Jameson, Sr., 96, of New Ulm, passed from us on March 21, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Culver Jameson. The couple would have celebrated their diamond anniversary on May 6 of this year. Bill was the father of William Ralph Jameson, Jr., and Peter Daniel Jameson II, and the grandfather of William Ralph Jameson III, Morgan Ann Jameson, and Peter Daniel...
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Sylvia D.A. Kirk Scrimgeour Cook

July 18, 1934 - March 21, 2015

Sylvia D. A. Kirk Scrimgeour Cook was born July 18, 1934 and passed away peacefully in Austin on March 21st, 2015. Sylvia is preceded in death by her father, John Connor Scrimgeour, mother Dorothy A. Kirk Puttock Scrimgeour and Brother Jim Scrimgeour. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Earle (Bob) Cook, brother Peter Scrimgeour and wife Dorothy of Austin and their son Tracy,...
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Allegra Anastasia Siller, "Leggy"

March 15, 1989 - March 20, 2015

Announcement: Allegra Anastasia Siller (Leggy), 26, Culinary Professional, Fitness Instructor, Artist of all things, freed her spirit Friday, 03/20/2015 in Austin, TX and is now at peace. Life Summary: Allegra was born 03/15/1989, in San Antonio Texas to Ronald and Nancie Siller. An explorer and traveler, Allegra forged bonds all over the world with those she befriended. Though shy at...
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Margaret "Peggy" Stewart

February 17, 1935 - March 20, 2015

Peggy Stewart died Friday, March 20, 2015, eighty glorious years old, with only the last seven complicated by breast cancer and its inconveniences. She was born on February 17, 1935, in Long Beach, California, to Harold and Norma Reiber, teachers and recent Canadian emigrants. A first generation American, Peggy ironically also claimed ancestors who emigrated on the Mayflower in 1620. That...
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Marolyn June Robertson

June 29, 1930 - March 20, 2015

Marolyn June (Brown) Robertson passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2015. She was born in Rockdale, Texas on June 29, 1930 to Mason and Edith Brown. She spent her early years in Rockdale until the family moved to Houston when she was 12 years old. She graduated from Jeff Davis High School in Houston. On July 3, 1949 she married the love of her life, the late Kenneth Richard Robertson, Sr.,...
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Chester A. Jackson

December 6, 1915 - March 20, 2015

Chester Arthur Jackson, 99, transitioned to his heavenly home on March 20, 2015 after a long and prosperous life. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is a crown of righteousness for me......" (II Timothy 4:7). Brother...
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Richard F. Mackin

November 18, 1935 - March 19, 2015

Richard F. Mackin, 79, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2015. Born on November 18, 1935, to John J. and Margaret (Whelpley) Mackin in Bronx, New York; he was 1 of 14 children. He grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and at the age of 19 joined the U.S. Air Force; he retired in 1974 after 20 years of service. He settled in Austin, Texas, where he worked at St. David's Community Hospital...
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Jack G. Chavez

February 2, 1921 - March 18, 2015

WWII veteran Jack G. Chavez, age 94, died from complications of congestive heart failure on March 18, 2015. Jack was a photogrammatrist, explorer and tinkerer. He was predeceased by his wife Avon and one daughter. He is survived by a daughter and grandson. Special thanks are given to Dr. Larry Kravitz and nurse Jenny and to Texas Home Care Partners aides Sherry, Mollie and Jane who held his...
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Ferdinand "Ferdy" Rosenfeld

December 1, 1921 - March 16, 2015

Ferdinand "Ferdy" Rosenfeld, 93, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015. Ferdy was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Friends and family alike knew him as "Papa" and he embodied so many fatherly qualities. He was nurturing, loved children and overflowed with patience and kindness. He donated countless hours of volunteer work....
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Makki Bigman

March 20, 1947 - March 16, 2015

Our sister would have turned 68 on March 20, 2015. After fighting a tough battle with COPD, she passed away on the morning of March 16. Sister Barbara (Johnson) was with her as she peacefully took her last breath. Charline (Eppright) and Cathy (Miller) have been either in the hospital or a nursing home with her since the 26th of January. Maxine Beardsley is the 2nd daughter to Charles Howard...
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James O'Dwyer Dunaway

August 17, 1927 - March 15, 2015

James O'Dwyer Dunaway, age 87, died peacefully in his bed in Austin, Texas after a brief illness on March 15, 2015. Born on August 17, 1927 in Houston, Texas, Jim served in the US Navy during World War II before receiving his bachelor's degree from Penn State University in 1949. After graduation he worked for General Electric, then for a series of advertising agencies, and ultimately settled...
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Dorothy (Dody) Moritz

November 8, 1924 - March 15, 2015

Our beloved Dorothy (Dody) Sangalli Moritz was called home to her heavenly father on March 15, 2015 at the age of 90. Dody was born on November 8, 1924. When she was a teenager, her mother Essie and stepfather Eddie Sangalli moved to Austin, where they owned Sangalli's Cafe. Dody attended and graduated from Austin High School in 1942, before attending the University of Texas where she studied...
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James Fred Sizer, Sr.

June 11, 1952 - March 14, 2015

James Fred Sizer, Sr., died suddenly on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his home in Austin Texas. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Dotti; his daughter and son-in-law, Caroline and Mark Wolff; his son and daughter-in-law, James (Jr.) and Jennifer Sizer; his five beautiful grandchildren, Elias, Taylor, Amos, Andrew and Sabrina; his mother, Winnie Sizer; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Frank and...
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Kathryn Shepard Dyer

January 5, 1950 - March 13, 2015

Katy Dyer, age 65, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 24 at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, 2800 Hancock Drive. Afterwards, there will be a celebration of her life at 11:30 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 200 East 8th Street.
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Charles R. Moeller

June 2, 1915 - March 10, 2015

Charles R. Moeller passed away March 10, 2015 at the age of 99. He was born June 2, 1915 to Rudolph and Christine Moeller in rural Iowa. Charles was married to Edna Miller who predeceased him in 2009, after 71 years of marriage. Charles was a livestock speculator near Durant, Iowa until his retirement. After retirement, Charles and Edna enjoyed 20 years as "Winter Texans" in Mission, Texas...
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James Allen "Jamie" Estepp

February 6, 1973 - March 9, 2015

Estepp, James Allen "Jamie" February 6, 1973 – March 9, 2015 On February 6th, 1973 a gift was given to us when God breathed life into "Jamie" James Allen Estepp. He was the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. James Arnold Estepp and grandson of Hazel Rowell. Jamie's life was tragically shortened by Chiari disease. Jamie graduated from Hyde Park Baptist School and then earned two business...
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Maxine Fleischer Goldman

March 22, 1925 - March 9, 2015

GOLDMAN, Maxine Fleischer Maxine Goldman, age 89, of Austin died March 09, 2015. Maxine was born in St. Louis, graduating from Soldan High School, where she met the love of her life, Neilson Goldman. Maxine and Neil recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Maxine's great interest was in volunteering, and proudly received recognition as Volunteer of the Year in St. Louis. While...
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George Neville Stephenson

February 18, 1918 - March 7, 2015

George Neville Stephenson was born February 18, 1918 in Austin, Texas and passed away on March 7, 2015. He was the fourth child of William Henry and Loma Keesee Stephenson. He is preceded in death by a son, James H. Stephenson; brothers Harold, Earl and Clyde; and sister, Doris Stephenson Wright. George attended school in Austin and was employed by Brown and Root to work on the Marshall Ford...
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Mark Michael McCaffery

January 18, 1961 - March 6, 2015

Mark Michael McCaffery passed away on Friday, March 6. Beloved son of the late Manus McCaffery and Florence "Dolly" Mikol McCaffery, he is survived by his brothers James McCaffery of New Orleans, Louisiana, Edward McCaffery of Cleveland, Ohio, nieces, nephews, and countless friends. He was born in 1961 and was only 54, leaving us far too soon. He graduated with honors from St. Ignatius High...
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Marjorie Bartel

November 5, 1925 - March 6, 2015

Our mother, Marjorie Bartel, a long-time Austinite, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 89, on March 6, 2015. Mom was born in Erie, PA and married Harry Bartel, who later became a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. As a military wife of 18 years, she had the opportunity to live in several countries, including Japan and Germany. Dad preceded Mom in death in April 1995. She is...
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Savannah Marguerite Borden

April 1, 1999 - March 5, 2015

Savannah Marguerite Borden, 15, passed away in her home on March 5, 2015. She was born in Agadir, Morocco on April 1, 1999 to Tamara Atkinson and David Borden. Apart from her first few months living abroad, she spent her entire life in Austin, Texas. She attended both Open Door Preschool and Rosedale School. Savannah had an active social life and charmed people with her amazing smile and...
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Clarence Alvin Rowley

July 24, 1918 - March 5, 2015

Clarence Alvin Rowley, known as Alvin, a native Austinite, was born at home – not a hospital – close in the shadow of the Capitol building on July 24, 1918. Alvin was the oldest child of Clarence Rowley (Sr) and Mildred Gordon Holt. Alvin had 2 brothers and a sister. Early in life he became a swimmer. After their house burned down, his family lived in a camp tent on the grounds of Deep...
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Dorothy Colvin

January 19, 1918 - March 4, 2015

COLVIN, Dorothy Dorothy Colvin, 97, passed from this earth March 4th, 2015. She attended public schools in Midlothian, Texas and graduated from Trinity University when it was located in Waxahachie, Texas. While attending Trinity she met and later married James H. Colvin, her husband of 62 years and who preceded her in death in 2002. They both graduated from Trinity with degrees in mathematics....
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Fannie Lindeman

July 17, 1943 - March 4, 2015

Fannie Cordell Lindeman of Kingsland, died Wednesday March 4, 2015. Fannie was born in Austin on July 17, 1943. Her parents Lee Alvin and Vina Mae Cordell preceded her in death. She is survived by her five children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Monday March 9th at 2pm at Middle Fiskville Cemetery in Austin.
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Sylvia M. Gibbs

October 1, 1937 - March 4, 2015

SYLVIA M.GIBBS died March 4, 2015, at age 77 in her 3-J apartment, 1801 Lavaca St., Austin, TX, 78701. She had been seriously ill for several years, first with lupus in 1964, then emphysema about seven years ago, and finally the more recent possibility of Parkinson's. Sylvia is survived by her husband Jack after 53 years of marriage, by her daughter Laura K. Gibbs (the wife of Anderson White),...
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Iris Louise Werner Lester

May 8, 1924 - March 4, 2015

Iris Louise Werner Lester of Austin, and more recently San Antonio, peacefully passed away on March 4, 2015 in her home surrounded by loving family. Iris was born May 8, 1924 in Houston, Texas, the second daughter of Ella and Albert Werner. She attended Lamar High School and Rice University in Houston. During World War 2 she worked for Humble Oil. In 1949 she met William Harris Lester, a...
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Ruth Gibson Moore

July 6, 1920 - March 4, 2015

Ruth Gibson Moore of Austin and San Antonio passed away in her sleep at 94 years of age on March 4, 2015. Ruth was born on July 6, 1920 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Ruth was proud of growing up on a dairy farm near Alvin, Texas. She loved to tell stories of being a self-described country girl, working hard with her 2 sisters and 4 brothers on the family farm. She delighted in telling about singing...
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Donnell June Lang Sutherland

October 31, 1936 - March 4, 2015

Donnell June Lang Sutherland Donna Lang Sutherland, 78, went to be with her Lord on March 4, 2015, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born October 31, 1936, and was a lifelong resident of Austin. She was predeceased by her Mother, Neenah Lang and Auntie Zera Jones, who, together, raised her. Donna was a loving and giving mother and grandmother to those who survive her,...
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Scott M. Smith

August 8, 1946 - March 3, 2015

Scott M. Smith was born on August 8, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas, the first child of Henry C. Smith and Clora Mae McCauley Smith. He died on March 3, 2015 in Austin, Texas at Christopher House after being diagnosed with cancer in 2003. He faced this phase of his life in a spirit of calm analysis consistent with the way he faced everything in his life. He is survived by his wife of 27 years,...
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Helen McLaughlin Putman

December 16, 1922 - March 2, 2015

Helen McLaughlin Putman, 92, of Austin, Texas died Monday, March 2, 2015. Born December 16, 1922 in Chicago Illinois, Helen moved to the south Texas town of Mercedes as a young girl with her mom (Agnes), brother (Jack) and sister (Gertrude). As a young woman, Helen lived in San Antonio and then Houston where she married Edward D. Putman in 1961. After getting married, Helen and Ed moved to...
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Marjorie Sweet

July 4, 1929 - March 2, 2015

Surrounded by her loved ones, Margie Sweet passed from this life to the next on Monday, March 2nd. Marjorie Ann McElyea was born on July 4, 1929 in Grenola, Kansas. Patriotic from the very start, her favorite colors were red, white, and blue. After childhood stints in Kansas and California, Margie settled into life as a high school student in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Always an independent spirit,...
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Robert "Bob" Armstrong

November 7, 1932 - March 1, 2015

Robert Landis "Bob" Armstrong loved his family, Texas, land, and God. He never met a stranger and looked for the best in each person he encountered. Bob, who served seven years in the Texas House of Representatives and twelve years as Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office died of heart failure Sunday evening. He was 82. Both in the Texas House and as Land Commissioner, Bob was...
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E. V. "Vic" Niemeyer, Jr.

September 28, 1919 - March 1, 2015

E.V. "Vic" Niemeyer, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on March 1, 2015, holding the hand of his beloved wife Lala. He was born in Houston on September 28, 1919 and grew up in La Porte, Texas on Galveston Bay. He graduated from the local high school in 1936 and then attended Schreiner Institute in Kerrville and the U.S. Naval Academy for one year, before graduating from the University of Texas...
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Cason James Eckhoff

April 24, 1994 - February 28, 2015

All who saw Cason saw a firm façade, but anyone who approached him found his beautifully kind spirit. Cason's gentle soul loved his friends, his band, drawing and driving his car. He had so much to give and grow. I will miss you dearly Cason, Dad. For almost twenty-one years, this wonderful life of Cason's has been a part of all of ours. We have seen the skinny kid with blonde curls turn...
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