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Lowleta Muse Earle

July 31, 1921 - January 23, 2015

Mrs. Lowleta Earle passed away peacefully on January 23, 2015. She was 93 years old. Lowleta was born on July 31, 1921 in Ft. Worth, Texas, the fourth of ten children born to Clara Davidson Muse and John Logan Muse. At 16, she married Charles Cloyd "Bud" Earle. They were married for 63 happy years, until his death in 2001. Lowleta taught kindergarten for twenty years in Ft. Worth. She has...
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William Robert White

March 26, 1941 - January 20, 2015

The Rev. Bill White, 73, met the Lord, Jesus Christ on January 20th surrounded by his family. Currently of Kingsville, TX, and formally of Diamondhead, MS and Reston, VA, Father Bill was born in Dayton, OH. He is survived by his wife Susan, his children Julia MacMillan (John) of Landenberg, PA, Tracy White of Washington, DC, William White (Fosca) of Chicago, IL, Elizabeth Voell (Greg) of...
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Mark Daniel Johnson

June 16, 1967 - January 20, 2015

JOHNSON, MARK DANIEL Mark was received by our Father on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, peacefully at his residence in Austin. Mark was born June 16, 1967 in Seattle, Washington to Sue and Dan Johnson. Mark is survived by his wife Jocelyn Duncan Johnson; daughter Sophie Mason Johnson; and step-daughter Mary Elizabeth Potts. Mark also leaves his much loved brother Brent William Johnson; his...
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Eugene P. Schoch, Jr.

September 24, 1923 - January 20, 2015

Dr. Eugene Paul Schoch, Jr., retired dermatologist, passed away on January 20, 2015 at the age of ninety one, after a brief illness, at Westminster Manor Health Care Center in Austin. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Eugenia Worley Schoch, sons, Gary Wayne Schoch, and Dr. Eugene Paul Schoch III, daughter-in-law, Dianne Dies Schoch, granddaughters Stephanie Dies Schoch, Sharon Schoch...
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Sylvia Schneider Greenspan

January 28, 1919 - January 19, 2015

Sylvia Schneider Greenspan passed away at age 95 on Monday, January 19, 2015. She was born in Dallas on January 28, 1919, to Morris and Esther Schneider, and was a proud Dallas resident until the last few years of her life. Sylvia graduated from Forest Avenue High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education degree from Texas Women's University. In 1946 she married Hymie Greenspan of...
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NIta Smith

May 2, 1922 - January 18, 2015

Nita Smith of Lakeway died January 18, 2015 after a long battle with the Alzheimer's disease. Born Nita Meredith Scheinhaus on May 2, 1922 in the Bronx. She grew up in New York, where she was employed as a secretary during World War II. In New York, she met Walker W. Smith returning home from the war. After a brief courtship, they married and moved to Topeka, Kansas, where Walker began a...
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Rita Jo Baldwin Crownover

February 2, 1935 - January 18, 2015

Rita Jo Baldwin Crownover died on January 18, 2015 of a brief and unexpected illness. Rita was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma on February 2, 1935 and spent her early years there before moving to Searcy Arkansas. She attended Harding College, where she received her teaching degree. Her first teaching job was in Bartlesville, OK and it was there that she met her husband Carl F. Crownover, while...
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Marguerite Spence Gunn

April 2, 1943 - January 18, 2015

"Music Was Her Name" Marguerite Spence Gunn Our beloved Peggy, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2015, after a lengthy illness. She was born 2 April, 1943 to Harry Buddig Spence and Florence Glass Davis, the second oldest sibling of five children. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and spent her early years in Uniontown, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. She...
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Mary Virginia Flores

December 25, 1942 - January 17, 2015

Mary Virginia Flores, 72, of Austin, died January 17, 2015, at her home. Born December 25, 1942, in Austin, the daughter of Lovell G. and Rosa Rodriguez Ellerthorpe. Married Juan J. Flores, and they enjoyed 48 wonderful years together. She was a Branch Manager at University Savings for 20 years, and then an employee of Walmart for 13 years. She loved and was an avid bingo player, come rain, sleet...
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Courtney Foster

August 2, 1955 - January 15, 2015

Courtney Dufour Foster, born on August 2, 1955 in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, died on January 15, 2015 from heart disease. Courtney is survived by her precious children, Douglas Charles Foster IV and Victoria Elizabeth Foster; her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. Generes (Dee and Doots) Dufour; her older brother William C. (Bill) Dufour and his wife, Vera; her younger sister Kimberly Dufour Gardner and her...
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Richard Salone Elliott, Sr.

April 4, 1936 - January 15, 2015

Richard Salone Elliott, Sr., of Buda, Texas died on Thursday, January 15, 2015. He was born on April 4, 1936 to Ira Whittaker Elliott and Vera Belle Galey Elliott in Lorenzo, Texas. A Graveside service will be held at a later date at Liberty Hill Cemetery. A full obituary will be available at a later date.........
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Robert "Bob" Gregory Hanks

September 26, 1956 - January 15, 2015

Robert "Bob" Gregory Hanks was born Lewis Robert on September 26, 1956 in Charleston, SC. He went to be with his Lord January 15, 2015; his favorite shout out was "I love you God and I love you Brenda!" He was preceded in death by his brother Kelly Hanks and father Lewis "Archie" Burns. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Brenda Hanks of Austin, TX; children Micheal Tanner and...
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Paula Jo Ramsay

July 16, 1968 - January 13, 2015

Paula Jo Ramsay, age 46, of Austin, Texas, mother, homemaker, and dyslexia therapist, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Seton Hospital, of complications following a heart attack. Paula was born at Fort Polk Louisiana to William D. and Jo Ann Van Hoesen on July 16, 1968. Growing up as part of an Army Family, Paula attended various high schools, including many years in Germany, and culminating...
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A.M. "Red" Olander

June 5, 1925 - January 13, 2015

A.M. "Red" Olander Born in Taylor, Texas on June 5, 1925 Departed on January 13, 2015 in Austin, Texas A. M. "Red" Olander dearly loved his family, colleagues, and friends as they loved him. He loved and served his Savior Jesus Christ who received him into His care on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Rose, his sister Johanna, and his son-in...
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Valerie McFellin Martin

November 26, 1951 - January 13, 2015

MARTIN, Valerie McFellin 11/26/1951 – 1/13/2015 Valerie Gayle McFellin was born on November 26, 1951 in Ionia, Michigan, the second of three children born to Phillip & Jeanette McFellin. Her childhood was spent in Lansing, Michigan, where she attended Weatherly Elementary and Waverly High School. She graduated from high school in June of 1969. Valerie was married to Howard Stanton in...
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Rita Fugate

April 28, 1931 - January 12, 2015

Rita Fugate passed away on January 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas, from complications of flu and pneumonia. She was a loving daughter, grand-daughter, mother, sister, cousin, and aunt. She is survived by her brother, Larry Borden and his wife Rita Borden of Phoenix, AZ, and her two sons, Steve Thompson of Hutto, TX, and Doug Fugate of Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her first husband,...
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Betty Jo Burleson

August 21, 1943 - January 11, 2015

Betty Jo Burleson of Austin, Texas, died peacefully on January 11, 2015. She was born in Austin, Texas, on August 21, 1943 to Aaron Connell and Dorothy Susan (Straw) Burleson. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Raymond Aaron Burleson. She is survived by many dear friends she thought of as family. Betty Jo retired from St. David's Hospital in 2010. A graveside service...
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James "Jim" Colling

August 10, 1937 - January 11, 2015

James H. "Jim" Colling, 77, of Cedar Creek, Texas, died on Sunday, January 11, 2015 following a lengthy illness. Jim was born to Joseph W. and Martha Louise Hager Colling on August 10, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended St Bernard Elementary and graduated from Hughes High School before serving abroad in the US Army. Upon return to Cincinnati he married Dorothy Alice Hartledge and they...
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Zelda Austen

November 15, 1934 - January 10, 2015

Zelda Austen 1934-2015 Zelda Grafman Austen died on January 10, 2015 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 80. Zelda was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and spent most of her life in New York until she moved to Austin, Texas following her retirement from Long Island University. She touched countless lives as an educator and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Zelda was born...
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Lucille Mannin Sansom

June 26, 1927 - January 10, 2015

Lucille Mannin Sansom, 87, passed away January 10, 2015 in Georgetown. She was born June 26, 1927 in Sisseton, South Dakota to Rob and Helen Mannin. Lucille is survived by son, Dan and wife Betsy, daughter Robbi Sansom Olson and husband Wynn, son Tim Sansom and wife Holly, son Scott Sansom and wife Renita, and son Terry Sansom. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Brent, Ryan, Austin,...
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William C. Edge

November 24, 1919 - January 9, 2015

Lt. Col. William C. Edge – USAF (Ret.) Born Nov 24, 1919 Birmingham, AL Died Jan 9, 2015 Austin, TX Lt. Col. Edge made his final flight on the wings of angels after a brief illness at age 95. He is survived by Helen Dettman Edge, his wife of 63 years, and their three daughters: Sandra and husband Ken Balacek of Wimberly, TX, Barbara and husband Dean Word III of New Braunfels, TX, Lee and...
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Caroline Natalie Richards

April 13, 2002 - January 9, 2015

Caroline Natalie Richards, greatly beloved and treasured 12 year old daughter of Mark and Lauren Richards, died January 9th of osteosarcoma, a devastating and aggressive bone cancer. She was gifted with an infectious smile, playful sense of humor, and a warrior spirit. She fought as hard as she could for survival and lived a year and six days after her diagnosis. Caroline attended Highland...
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Roland Ashley Timberlake

November 28, 1932 - January 6, 2015

Roland Ashley Timberlake, Rector Emeritus of St. Luke's on the Lake Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas died on January 6, 2015 of injuries sustained in a severe fall at his home. Roland was born in Hebbronville, Texas on November 28, 1932 and grew up in Victoria Texas, where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Alice Jean Magruder. After attending the University of the South at Sewanee in...
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Irvin Yaffe

January 10, 1918 - January 5, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Irvin Yaffe, on January 5, 2015, 5 days before his 97th birthday, in Austin, Texas. A lifelong resident of Omaha, Nebraska before his recent move to Texas, he lived for family and community. He was a graduate of Central High School and a 1940 graduate of The University of Nebraska, where he lettered in Basketball for 3 years as a varsity...
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Louise S. Hill

August 21, 1924 - January 5, 2015

Louise Hill, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother died peacefully on January, 5, 2015 at age 90 after living a blessed life. She was born in Webb City, MO, raised her family in Joplin, MO surrounded by extended family and friends then later moved to Dallas with her husband where she enjoyed selling real estate. She spent the last 20 years of her retirement living in Austin and making...
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Don Cunningham

July 27, 1926 - January 2, 2015

Don Cunningham July 27, 1926 – January 2, 2015 Don Cunningham was born in Dallas, Texas on July 27, 1926. He was the son of Ruth Black of Bowie, Texas and Sterling Cunningham of Bismarck, Illinois. His parents and two brothers, Richard and Robert preceded him in death. He attended Armstrong elementary and Highland Park High School in Dallas before entering The University of Texas. ...
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Ethel Vail O'Donnell

February 12, 1922 - December 31, 2014

Ethel Vail O'Donnell, 92, of Austin, Texas, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Ethel was born February 12, 1922 in Ebenezer, Louisiana, to Emile and Nora Walsh Vail. Her husband Philip and son Michael preceded her in death. Ethel is survived by her daughter Phyllis Prescott and husband Wayne, son Patrick and wife Maureen, son Philip and wife Jan, seven grandchildren and five great...
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William Otto Mittag, Jr.

December 11, 1922 - December 30, 2014

William Otto Mittag, Jr., was born in Houston, Texas, December 11, 1922, and died peacefully on December 30, 2014, in Rockport, Texas. After serving as a medic in Europe in WWII, Otto returned to Austin to attend Pharmacy School at the University of Texas. He soon became involved in a life-long career as an entrepreneur and real estate investor. Otto and his wife, Betty, founded Master Valet...
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Richard H. McBride

November 4, 1927 - December 29, 2014

Richard H. McBride, 87, of Austin, Texas died peacefully, Monday, December 29, 2014 after a long illness. He was born November 4, 1927 in Pittsburg, California to Robert and Mildred McBride. He graduated Pittsburg High School, attended community college and was proud of his military service during WWII in the Army. Richard enjoyed a career in banking, prior to retiring and moving to Arizona...
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Syble Ulater Eubanks Leach

January 8, 1922 - December 29, 2014

Syble Ulater Leach departed this life on December 29, 2014 in Austin following a brief illness. Syble was 92 years old. She was born Syble Ulater Eubanks on January 8, 1922 in Fort Worth, Texas to Otto and Lula Eubanks and spent most of her life in the Fort Worth area, working and raising her children. She had moved to Austin in recent years to be in the company and care of family. In 1940...
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Natalie Carter Barraga

October 10, 1915 - December 29, 2014

Dr. Natalie Carter Barraga, Professor Emerita of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin, died on Monday, December 29, 2014. She was 99 years old. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 1st at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar. Services will be held at University Christian Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015. Interment will follow...
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Carol Julia Kiehl

May 28, 1946 - December 28, 2014

Carol Julia Kiehl, beloved mother, grandmother, wife, friend and nurse, died December 28, 2014 at the age of 68, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Carol left her legacy through both her family and her career as a nurse. Carol and husband Michael celebrated nearly 46 years of marriage and a happy life together of family, career and travel. Carol is survived by her proudest...
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Anita Chance Dilling

June 30, 1948 - December 27, 2014

Anita Chance Dilling, age 66, died in Austin, Texas on December 27th. Born June 30th, 1948 in Tulsa Oklahoma, to James Morton Chance and Ruth Hand Chance, she attended Thomas Edison High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma University in 1970. Anita studied French at OU and became a fluent speaker. She lived and worked in Paris in her twenties where she met lifelong...
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Linda McPhaul Davis

June 19, 1940 - December 26, 2014

A loyal friend, devoted wife and mother, lamb of God, Linda McPhaul Davis passed away December 26, 2014 of natural causes. She will live in our memories as a faithful, tireless servant who never met a stranger. For all who knew her, a bright light has gone out of the world and she will be truly missed by many. Born in Lubbock, Texas in 1940, Linda grew up in Lamesa, Texas and graduated...
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Martha Ethridge Hahn

April 19, 1920 - December 26, 2014

Martha Ethridge Hahn, age 94, died Friday, December 26th. Martha Ethridge Hahn, daughter of Martha Walker Ethridge and George Morris Ethridge was born April 19,1920 in Meridian, Mississippi. During World War II, she served in the U.S. Navy WAVES in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans. After the War, Martha moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. She soon met and married the love of her...
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Ann Chapel Osgood Howland

December 24, 1924 - December 22, 2014

For 90 years, Ann Chapel Osgood Howland blessed her family, friends and contemporaries with kindness and grace. Ann died December 22, 2014 in Austin, Texas surrounded by her loving family at the end of a full, splendid life. Ann was born to Emily Freeman Benson and Albert Kendrick Osgood on December 24, 1924 and spent her childhood in Ilion, New York. She attended St. Mary's, an Episcopal...
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LaVerne Hejl

February 22, 1930 - December 22, 2014

On December 22, 2014, LaVerne Louise (Heine) Hejl passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was 84 years old. LaVerne was born in Manor, Texas to Albert and Louise (Klaus) Heine. She graduated from Manor High School as class Valedictorian in 1948 and attended Nixon Clay Business College. She worked for the Texas Highway Department before marrying the love of her life, John Bryce...
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Edward Marshall Glass

July 19, 1930 - December 21, 2014

Edward Marshall Glass, 84, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, December 21, 2014. Edward was born July 19, 1930, in his home in Marlin, Texas to Dr. Thomas G. Glass and Dorothy Marshall Glass. In 1954 he married his beloved wife, Carol Harter, also of Marlin, Texas. In 1951 he joined the United States Air Force where he piloted F-86D Sabre jets. He attended The University of Texas at Austin where...
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Anita Belle Reeder

July 1, 1914 - December 21, 2014

Anita Belle Strobel Reeder (100) died Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Westminster, where she had been a resident for over twelve years. Born July 1, 1914 in Ramsey, Illinois, Anita was the first child of Fletta Waverly Sharp Strobel and Charles Christopher Strobel both deceased. Anita grew up in Ramsey, Illinois, and was preceded in death by both her younger siblings, Mary Strobel Thompson and...
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Bennett T. Brooke

January 25, 1925 - December 19, 2014

Bennett T. Brooke passed away in St. David's Hospital on December19, 2014 from heart failure. Bennett was 89 years old and lived a wonderful life. He was born on January 25, 1925 in San Angelo, Texas. His parents were J. C. Brooke and Martha Bennett Brooke. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Martha Ann Brooke, brothers, Clifford Brooke, Jay Brooke, and Robert Brooke. He...
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John Marvin Nygard

June 22, 1925 - December 19, 2014

John Marvin Nygard of Austin, Texas passed away on December 19, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. John was born in 1925 to John and Mary Nygard, and was raised by his mother with his two sisters in Iron River, Michigan after he lost his father when he was ten years old. John was sworn into the United States Marine Corp prior to graduating from Iron River High School and trained in...
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Pauline "Polly" McCarty

May 6, 1924 - December 18, 2014

Reba Pauline "Polly" McCarty, 90, formerly of Corpus Christi, died Thursday, Dec. 18 at Buckner Villas of Austin. She was born May 6, 1924, in Quail, Texas, to Clyde and Zelma Minyard Martin. Her adoptive parents were William Luther and Idabelle Cato Martin. Polly worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Riverside Hospital near Robstown until her retirement in 1985. She was preceded in...
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Jackson Riley Hodges

June 11, 2001 - December 17, 2014

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

July 30, 1947 - December 17, 2014

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

November 1, 1928 - December 16, 2014

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

December 12, 1919 - December 14, 2014

Mary Maud Brown Greenwood was born December 12, 1919 in Howard, Kansas to Alonzo E. Brown and Edith M. Brown. She died on December 14, 2014 in Austin, Texas at age 95. She married Robert E. Greenwood in 1951 in Washington, D. C. They had one child, daughter Barbara Greenwood. Maudi lived in Kansas and Missouri. She graduated high school and attended the Chillicothe Business College. ...
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Richard "Dickens" Cutler

October 13, 1942 - December 11, 2014

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

March 21, 1923 - December 11, 2014

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

November 8, 1919 - December 11, 2014

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

August 23, 1941 - December 10, 2014

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

November 19, 1919 - December 7, 2014

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

October 16, 1920 - December 7, 2014

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

September 24, 1917 - December 7, 2014

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

June 15, 1936 - December 6, 2014

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

January 8, 1913 - December 6, 2014

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

May 8, 1925 - December 3, 2014

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

September 11, 1924 - December 3, 2014

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

August 8, 1926 - December 2, 2014

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

October 20, 1963 - December 1, 2014

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

November 27, 1925 - December 1, 2014

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

September 23, 1925 - November 29, 2014

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

September 22, 1933 - November 29, 2014

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

July 7, 1917 - November 27, 2014

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

April 30, 1932 - November 26, 2014

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

November 21, 1928 - November 25, 2014

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

March 18, 1917 - November 25, 2014

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

September 11, 1976 - November 24, 2014

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

January 22, 1922 - November 23, 2014

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

October 21, 1911 - November 22, 2014

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

February 1, 1929 - November 21, 2014

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

November 22, 1932 - November 20, 2014

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

February 15, 1918 - November 17, 2014

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

October 1, 1915 - November 16, 2014

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

January 1, 1931 - November 15, 2014

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

December 10, 1931 - November 14, 2014

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

July 23, 1919 - November 14, 2014

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

June 16, 1944 - November 13, 2014

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

October 10, 1930 - November 13, 2014

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

October 21, 1943 - November 11, 2014

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

January 4, 1950 - November 9, 2014

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

August 28, 1955 - November 7, 2014

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

December 17, 1941 - November 7, 2014

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

July 23, 1921 - November 6, 2014

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

July 31, 1926 - November 6, 2014

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

May 9, 1926 - November 4, 2014

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

September 27, 1949 - November 3, 2014

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

February 23, 1922 - November 3, 2014

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

April 2, 1923 - November 2, 2014

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

October 7, 1927 - November 2, 2014

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

February 16, 1949 - November 2, 2014

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

April 17, 1925 - November 1, 2014

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

June 5, 1921 - October 31, 2014

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

March 13, 1924 - October 30, 2014

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

October 31, 1925 - October 29, 2014

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

December 16, 1960 - October 29, 2014

Jamie Dewar Ferguson, 53, of Austin, Texas, passed away on October 29, 2014, after jumping into Lake Austin to save his dog. He was born in Houston on December 16, 1960, and grew up in Austin. Jamie was a proud alumnus (cum laude) of the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee and The University of Texas. An avid nature lover, Jamie studied wildlife biology and ornithology. He was passionate...
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Irene Wilcox Strait

October 10, 1929 - October 28, 2014

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

March 27, 1920 - October 26, 2014

Carline Margolis Copland Ravel was born on March 27, 1920 in Dayton, Ohio and died in Austin, Texas on October 26, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Carol Kadison and son-in-law Douglas Kadison, son Albert Copland and grandchildren Joshua and Erin Copland, Alexis and Matt Kaplan, Bret Kadison and Andrew Johnson and Zachary Kadison. Mrs. Ravel is also survived by Soraya and Fredy Salazar,...
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Fred Winfield Day, Jr.

July 9, 1926 - October 22, 2014

Fred Winfield Day, Jr. July 9, 1926 - October 22, 2014 Fred Winfield Day, Jr. age 88, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by his four children on October 22, 2014. Fred was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up in Temple, Texas. He received his degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950, and remained in Austin for the rest of his life. He...
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Maureen Danielle Jean-Marie Diercxsens Thompson

April 28, 1964 - October 21, 2014

Maureen Danielle Jean-Marie Thompson (née Diercxsens) Maureen Danielle Jean-Marie Thompson, 50 of Spicewood, TX passed away peacefully on October 21 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Maureen was born to Henry and Ann Diercxsens on April 28, 1964. Survived by her husband, Gary Lee Thompson, and her beloved children, Taylor (15), Kyla (13) and Katelyn (10) and her sisters, Suzanne ...
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Florence (Flo) Wojcik

February 12, 1922 - October 20, 2014

Florence (Flo) Wojcik, 92, was reunited with her beloved husband and best friend, Joseph and son David Joseph on Monday, October 20, 2014. Flo was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 12, 1922 to Frances and Boleslaw Janik. Left to celebrate her memories are her children: Sheila Wojcik, Ph.D. and her husband Harvey Caughey, and James (Karen) Wojcik; her grandchildren David and Courtney...
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