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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

William LeRoy Rader

August 3, 1926 - July 23, 2016

William LeRoy "Bill" Rader passed away July 23, 2016 in Austin, Texas, where he had been a resident since 1992. Bill was born in Spencer, Iowa, on August 3, 1926, the oldest child of LeRoy Anthony Rader and Anna Rita (Burns) Rader. The Rader family moved from Spencer to Des Moines in 1932 and from Des Moines to Storm Lake, Iowa in 1938. In 1944, Bill graduated from Storm Lake Senior High...
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John Thomas Connolly

May 6, 1925 - July 22, 2016

John Thomas Connolly passed away July 22, 2016 at the age of 91. John was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on May 6, 1925. After serving on a hospital ship in the Navy during WWII, John devoted his life to public health, working 40 years for the Heart Association. After retirement he continued his service by teaching defensive driving through AARP. He was a devoted Catholic and his very strong...
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Ronald Thomas Adams

July 21, 1934 - July 20, 2016

ADAMS, Ronald Thomas As a new day dawned on his beloved Austin and just hours before his 82nd birthday, Ron Adams crossed the finish line of this life on July 20, 2016...and immediately began his next race and adventure. A life-long athlete, Ron was born July 21, 1934, to O. D. and Myrtle Gober Adams in San Angelo, Texas, the oldest of four children. He spent his younger years in Early,...
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Bettie Joyce Girling

February 10, 1930 - July 20, 2016

GIRLING, Bettie Joyce February 10, 1930 - July 20, 2016 Bettie Joyce Moore Girling born February 10, 1930 in Midlothian, Texas to Robert Moore and Florence Irene Shaw-Moore, died July 20, 2016 at home in Austin, Texas. An adoring wife and loving mother, she is survived by their three children, Robert G. W. IV, (Renee), Maria Schwenk (Jim), and Katherine De La Paz (Tres); thirteen...
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Jerry Don Julian, M.D. F.A.C.S.

August 11, 1932 - July 19, 2016

Julian, Jerry Don M.D. F.A.C.S. Dr. Julian died at home on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, after a 22 month battle with leukemia. He was born in Friona, Texas to Leon and Ethel Julian on August 11, 1932. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Janie Fryar Julian; three sons, Gary (Sara), Greg (Connie), and Brad (Terri); two grandchildren, Cody (Brandon), Mallory (Logan); sister Peggy...
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James E. "Jim" Nugent

June 24, 1922 - July 17, 2016

James E. "Jim" Nugent, 94, of Austin, died peacefully July 17, 2016, at his residence. Born June 24, 1922 in San Angelo, the son of Edward and Ada Bell Patterson Nugent. Graduated from Schreiner College in 1941. Received his mechanical engineering and law degrees from U.T. Austin. His life was a life of Service. Immediately after graduating from U.T., he became Kerr County attorney where he...
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Ward Cheney

June 28, 1929 - July 13, 2016

Professor Elliott Ward Cheney, Jr., age 87, always known as "Ward," passed away on July 13, 2016. He was born on June 28, 1929 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the younger of two children of E. W. Cheney, Sr. and Carleton (Pratt) Cheney. In mathematics, he was one of the pioneers in the fields of approximation theory and numerical analysis. Ward joined the mathematics faculty at the University...
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Lynn Lankford

March 2, 1937 - July 11, 2016

Carolynn Gless Lankford passed away early July 11th at the age of 79. Lynn was born in El Campo, Texas on March 2, 1937 to Harry and Allene Gless. She graduated from Edna High School and following in her mother's footsteps, received a Bachelor Degree in Education from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos where she met and married Eddy Lankford on April 18, 1957. Lynn continued...
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James Austin "Jack" Cloudt

March 29, 1998 - July 10, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved and cherished son, brother to Julia, JACK, age 18, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly as a result of a tragic auto accident on July 10, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Jack's passing has left a gaping hole in all of our hearts. His sudden disappearance reminds us of the mysterious 'invisibility cloak' in Jack's favorite book...
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Phil Nazro, Jr.

August 20, 1937 - July 10, 2016

The Reverend Arthur Phillips Nazro, Jr. died peacefully at home on July 10 after a long illness. He was 78 years old. Phil was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend, teacher, and Episcopal priest. He loved words and used his sharp intellect as a passionate preacher from the pulpit, crossword puzzle enthusiast, and life-long student of languages. He loved the Episcopal Church and...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Golden

April 7, 1961 - July 9, 2016

Jacqueline Gray Golden passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 9th, 2016, in Austin, Texas. When she left us, the clouds wept, the sky grew a bit darker and the laughter stopped for a moment. Born April 7th, 1961, to Suzanne and Joe Bob Golden in Beaumont, Texas, Jackie was a force of intelligence and wit throughout her life. Jackie spent her childhood summers at Camp Longhorn, where she...
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Anne Beckham Garcia

June 16, 1975 - July 6, 2016

GARCIA, Anne Beckham Our hearts are heavy with sadness at the passing of our beloved Anne Beckham Garcia. She courageously battled stage IV lung cancer this past year and died peacefully on July 6, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Anne was born on June 16, 1975 daughter of Patrick and Margene Beckham and lived her short life in Austin, Texas. A devoted wife and mother, she leaves...
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Terry Knight

January 16, 1967 - July 4, 2016

Terrill V. "Terry" Knight passed away July 4, 2016. She is survived by her beautiful daughters Isabelle, Eloise and Amelia Durr of Austin, TX, her parents David and Marti Knight of Lathrup Village, MI, and her sister Nicole Woodhouse of Louisville, KY. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends who loved her dearly. Her family has requested expressions...
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Estelle D. Fancher

October 24, 1935 - July 3, 2016

Estelle D. Fancher passed away peacefully on July 3, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Austin, devoted wife, and mother of three boys. She found joy in parenting; making sure that her boys were ready for anything; teaching them cooking, laundry, and sewing while tolerating their endeavors in car repair, car racing, and other activities boys do. Although they soon towered over their petite...
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Joe Mac Walston

January 5, 1922 - July 3, 2016

Joe Mac Walston was born to Jack and Jo Walston on January 5, 1922, in Oakwood, Texas. He went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2016. Joe Mac was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Shirley Walston and his grandson, David Crow. He is survived by his daughters, Terri Crow (Don) and Wendy Howard (Lynn); his grandchildren Kim Moore (Russell), Chris Crow (Becca), Blake Howard and Justin...
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Edna J. Secord

January 20, 1921 - July 1, 2016

Edna J. Secord, 95, went to be with the Lord, family and friends on July 1, 2016. She was born, January 20, 1921 in Austin to John and Florence McCoy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Secord; her parents, John and Florence McCoy; sister, Vivian Clark and her husband Ed; sister, Florine Pearce and her husband, Paul; brother, Bobby McCoy; and a nephew, Paul Pearce, Jr. Also...
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Billie Banks Valentine

August 16, 1924 - July 1, 2016

Born to Lena Smith and Welford T. Hines in Rule, TX Billie was one of 12 children. Preceded in death by her parents, husbands Dale Dunlap, John H. Banks and Jerome Valentine, and most of her siblings. Survived by her three children; Dale Lyn Skach, Jeffrey Banks (lvalene) and Bette Bayne (Mark), 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Pauline Couch. ...
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Felicia Renee Holloway

December 28, 1973 - June 30, 2016

Felicia Renee Holloway, known affectionately known as "Moma Lisa" or "Aunt Lisa", passed away peacefully on June 30, 2016 at the age of 42 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was surrounded by those she loved and shared many of her happiest memories with, as she neared her last moments at Hospice Austin Christopher House. Felicia was born December 28, 1973 in Austin, TX, the daughter of...
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Jeanette F. Nassour

June 30, 2016

Jeanette F. Nassour was born in Poughkeepsie, NY, to Fred M. Ferris and Rahme Bassil Ferris, and died on Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Austin, TX. One of her greatest thrills growing up was meeting Eleanor Roosevelt the day the First Lady came to speak at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School in Poughkeepsie. Her next greatest thrill was seeing Frank Sinatra in live performance. Jeanette...
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John Grady Hearn, Jr.

March 23, 1944 - June 29, 2016

John Grady Hearn Jr., 72, passed peacefully with his family by his side in San Antonio, Texas, on June 29, 2016. Of John's many accomplishments, he was most proud of the family he built together with Phyllis, with whom he shared 46 beautiful years of marriage. He was the husband and dad that everyone deserves to have. In his children's youth, he could be found coaching Dixie Youth baseball...
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Vicki Stone Olt

November 23, 1950 - June 28, 2016

Vicki Stone Olt, 65, loving wife, mother, sister and Mimi, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas. She was born November 23, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, the first child of Stan Stone and the late Donna Stone. Vicki was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Olt for over 42 years. In addition to Mr. Olt, she is...
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Margaret M. Stark

June 25, 1917 - June 27, 2016

Margaret (Peggy) M. Stark, of Houston, Texas, passed away June 27, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Peggy was the oldest of three children, born June 25, 1917 in Abilene, Kansas to Ernest L. and Helen (Gleissner) Morse. She graduated from Abilene High School in 1935. Peggy attended Western College for women in Oxford, Ohio her freshman and sophomore years and then attended KU her junior and senior years,...
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John Randall Livermore, USAF (Ret.)

August 5, 1932 - June 27, 2016

Lieutenant Colonel Livermore passed away on June 27th, 2016 in Austin, Texas. John was born on August 5th, 1932 in Monmouth, Illinois to Orval and Lois Livermore. He spent his boyhood days through high school graduation in Roseville, Illinois and then attended Knox College at Galesburg, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Lilla, of 59 years; son Mike (wife Janne); son David (wife...
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HC Carter

July 17, 1933 - June 26, 2016

HC Carter, 82, passed away in his sleep and slipped into eternal life with the Lord on Sunday Eve the 26th of June 2016. He was born July 17, 1933 in Mexia, Texas. HC worked as a Journeyman Carpenter during his high school and college years. He attended San Angelo State on a Rodeo Scholarship and continued his education in the School of Architecture at UT. One summer day while framing a...
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Billie Jeanes

October 23, 1928 - June 23, 2016

Billie Frances Jowell Jeanes passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2016, at the age of 87. Billie was born to parents Oma Frances Glover Jowell and William Earl Jowell in Mexia, Texas, on October 23, 1928. She was blessed with two loving sisters, Patsy Ruth and Johnnie Sue. Her father worked for Magnolia Oil Company and was transferred to Freer, Texas, where Billie attended school until World...
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Edgar Norman Stevens

August 23, 1926 - June 23, 2016

Edgar Norman Stevens, 89, of Austin, passed away on June 23, 2016 to join his beloved wife Dorothy of 68 years who died last year. Mr. Stevens was born in Bedford, Indiana to Edgar J. and Dorothy Fletcher Stevens. As a young man he left Indiana for Texas where he met and married Dorothy Senkel in 1947. For nearly 40 years he worked for the City of Austin, many spent as Assistant Director of...
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Claire Ellen Weinstein

November 8, 1946 - June 23, 2016

Beloved Claire Ellen Weinstein passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 while at home with her daughter Leona. Claire Ellen worked through ongoing health problems but always with a positive attitude and a zest for living. Her family and loved ones are deeply saddened and surprised by her passing and feel fortunate to have shared so much of her life. Claire Ellen, Full Professor Emeritus at the...
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Jerrol Jay Ray

October 11, 1934 - June 22, 2016

Jerrol Jay Ray died peacefully in his Austin home on June 22, 2016, surrounded by family and friends. He was 81. Jerry was born on October 11, 1934 in Dallas, Texas. He was adopted by Velma and James Ray, and spent his childhood in Freeport where he graduated from Freeport High School in 1952. Jerry received a Bachelor of Science in commerce from Texas Christian University in 1958 where he was...
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James "Jimmy" Parker

January 20, 1949 - June 21, 2016

James ("Jimmy") Willard Parker was the second child born to Raymond James and Helen Jane Parker on January 20, 1949 in Dubuque, Iowa. His father was in the Navy and the family frequently traveled during his formative years, living in Tennessee, Virginia, Indiana, Hawaii, Kwajalein, and Midway Island. His father retired in Imperial Beach, California when Jimmy was a sophomore and he graduated from...
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Evelyn Ann Johnson

September 24, 1956 - June 20, 2016

"I love the Lord my God with all my passion and prayer. I love others as well as I love myself. This is the bond of perfection. I wrestle in prayer for others, for this is the will of God. I abide in the word of God. I am plugged into the power of prayer, for nothing can shake me, move me or break me. Nothing can separate me from the Love of God which is Christ Jesus. In his presence I dwell!...
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Joseph C. Boggins

April 26, 1929 - June 17, 2016

Joseph C. Boggins, born April 26, 1929, died on Friday, June 17, 2016. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar, and at the Schneeberger Funeral Home in Canton, Ohio. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Canton, Ohio, next to his late wife Mary Ellen (Mel). He is survived by his sisters Mary Mueller and...
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John David McCaffety

March 10, 1965 - June 16, 2016

John David McCaffety of Austin, Texas passed away June 16, 2016. He was born on March 10, 1965 in Houston, Texas. David was 51 years old and is survived by his wife, Lorena McCaffety, his son, Tommy McCaffety, and his daughter, Niky McCaffety. He also has three grandchildren, Morgan, Cameron, and Austin McCaffety. David was an incredible father, sweet husband, and a loyal friend. He did...
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Lillian Rees "L'Rees" Johnston Morris

November 28, 1923 - June 15, 2016

Lillian Rees "L'Rees" Johnston Morris went peacefully Home on June 15, 2016. L'Rees was born November, 1923, to Keron Virginia Reese and James Thomas Johnston in Columbus, TX. As a child, L'Rees attended the Austin Conservatory of Music, where she studied and performed on the violin and piano. After graduating from Steven F. Austin High School, she attended Baylor University and the University...
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Joseph F. Malina, Jr. PhD., P.E.

August 24, 1935 - June 14, 2016

Dr. Joseph F. Malina Jr. Ph.D., P.E. August 24th, 1935 – June 14, 2016 Joseph (Joe) Malina passed away peacefully on the afternoon of June 14, surrounded by his wife, children, their spouses and grandchildren. He lived a very full and accomplished life of almost 81 years devoted to his family, The University of Texas and his Catholic faith as an active member of the St. Austin Catholic...
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Joseph H. Matluck

November 25, 1917 - June 14, 2016

Professor Emeritus Joseph H. Matluck, age 98, died in Austin, Texas on June 14, 2016. He was born on November 25, 1917, in Brooklyn NY, to Max and Jennie Matluck. After graduating from Erasmus Hall High School, Joe attended Brooklyn College, on a soccer scholarship, then proudly served, as a U.S. Air Force Captain, in World War II. After the war, Joe earned a Master's Degree at Mexico City...
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Robert P. "Bob" Brown

February 20, 1915 - June 12, 2016

Robert P. (Bob) Brown passed gently away in the early morning of June 12, after 101 years of a life well lived. A brother, son, father, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather, Bob was even more. He was the patriarch of a large extended family, which meets every Thanksgiving, for a gathering of love and togetherness. Bob was the seventh of nine children born to Eli...
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Hazel Jo Kirk

November 6, 1922 - June 10, 2016

Hazel Jo Kirk of Buda, formerly of Creedmoor, Texas passed into the Lord's hands on June 10, 2016, at 93 years of age. She was loved by her children Jo Ann Bankford, T.J. Kirk, Ina Walenta and their families. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 14 from 6pm-8pm and funeral services will be Wednesday, June 15 at 10am at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar. Interment will follow at...
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Virginia Nicholls McCollum

November 25, 1933 - June 9, 2016

Virginia McCollum, 82, died on June 9, 2016. Mrs. McCollum was born in November 1933 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She married Richard E."Dick" McCollum in 1954 in Vicksburg. She and her family lived in Venezuela until Dick retired from Creole Petroleum Corporation in 1975, then they moved to Austin. She also lived in Amarillo, Texas from 1989 until 2003 before returning to Austin. She...
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Tina Diane Pumilia

May 13, 1963 - June 8, 2016

Please join us in celebrating the life of Tina Pumilia on Saturday, June 18th, at Wild Onion Ranch, 12112 Old San Antonio Road, Manchaca, TX 78652. The service will be from 3 – 4pm; guests are welcome from 2 – 6pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Corrales International School Foundation (see below). Sometime in the 1960s, in the horse country of Virginia, Tina asked a...
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Jean Myatt Peterson

November 23, 1923 - June 8, 2016

Jean Myatt Peterson passed from this earth on June 8, 2016. Jean was born in Monroe, Louisiana on November 23, 1923. Her husband, Pete, and her daughter, Ann, preceded her in death. Jean comes from a family who loved music. Her parents started her on violin lessons at a very early age, and she became an accomplished musician by the time she entered high school. She was at Texas Women's College...
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Drew Wenske

August 18, 1995 - June 8, 2016

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." - Matthew 5:8 Dennet Ray Wenske, Jr. "Drew" passed peacefully Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 20 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Drew is survived by his parents, Catherine and Dennet Wenske; sister, Morgan Wenske of Austin, Texas; grandmother, Cleo Wenske of La Grange, Texas. He is preceded in death...
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Karen Ruble Johnson

April 6, 1944 - June 5, 2016

Karen Ruble Johnson, age 72, died on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at her home in The Hills, Texas. Born on April 6, 1944 in Fort Worth, Texas, Karen was the only child of Robert and Wilda Ruble. Karen spent her childhood in Ft. Worth and graduated from Eastern Hills High School. Karen then attended the University of Texas at Austin graduating in 1966. Karen began her illustrious career in the law as...
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Joan Carswell Kennedy

February 13, 1923 - June 3, 2016

It took the skillful hands of an old country doctor to bring her through a very difficult birth, when Joan Carswell Kennedy was born to Fred Lee Carswell and Edith Hall Carswell in Avinger, Texas, on February 13, 1923. She was a child of the Depression, with a great empathy for the struggles of common people. Joan had deep East Texas roots, but after her father joined J. C. Penney, Co., in 1926...
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Tommie Forrest Howell

September 7, 1932 - June 3, 2016

Tommie joined his wife Lettye and all the saints in Heaven on June 3, 2016. Tommie was born in Austin, Texas on September 7, 1932. He grew up in the "metropolis" of Anson, Texas just north of Abilene, where he met the love of his life, Lettye Eason, in the fourth grade. Tommie graduated from Anson High School and went on to graduate from the University of Texas in 1955. He and Lettye were...
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Ruth Marie White Dies

October 23, 1923 - June 3, 2016

Ruth Marie White Dies, loving wife of Martin Dies, Jr. (deceased), was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on October 23, 1923 to Pearl Marie White and Herbert Cleon White, Sr. Throughout her long productive life, Ruth was an outgoing, fun-loving, thoughtful and indefatigable person, beautiful in body and spirit, who never met a stranger and rarely lost contact with a friend. On June 3, 2016, at her...
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Janet Leah Doyle

February 24, 1933 - June 1, 2016

Janet Leah Doyle began her life on February 24, 1933 in Wilmington, Delaware, and her life ended on June 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Jan was 83 years old. Janet was born to Francis and Bell Colbourne. After graduating Mount Pleasant High School, Jan married her high school sweetheart, David Kyte Doyle. Jan and Dave were married on 26 July, 1952. Jan married into the U.S. Army and would spend the...
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James Walton (J.W.) Davis , Jr.

January 22, 1926 - May 31, 2016

James Walton (J.W.) Davis, Jr. was born in Round Mountain, Texas January 22, 1926 to Emma Birck Davis and James Walton ("Buck") Davis, Sr. the 3rd of four children. He passed away during the night of May 30th at the age of 90 from health complications. At the age of 3 he moved with his family to a newly established homestead west of Eldorado Texas. He grew up on the Eldorado homestead and...
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Kay Ellen Harvey

August 1, 1940 - May 28, 2016

Kay Ellen Jacobson Harvey was born August 1, 1940 in Pampa, Texas and passed away May 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 75. Kay fought a long courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family at time of death. The family is deeply appreciative of the quality of life she received through MD Anderson and for the compassionate hospice care of Christopher House. Kay received the...
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Walter Stirling Chamberlain

December 14, 1922 - May 26, 2016

Walter Stirling Chamberlain, age 93, died peacefully Thursday, May 26, 2016. He was born December 14, 1922 to Mary Glass Chamberlain and Walter Samuel Chamberlain in Manor, Texas. Walter and his sister Margaret grew up on the family farm near Manor surrounded by extended family on neighboring land. He was home schooled until Margaret was old enough to attend school with him. At that time, the...
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Patty Voorhees

March 11, 1922 - May 25, 2016

Patricia Kiku Voorhees was born in Osaka, Japan on March 11, 1922. Kiku is Japanese for chrysanthemum, and Patty had a lifelong appreciation for the art and culture of her birthplace. Her father, James Ekin Detweiler, served as a Presbyterian minister in Japan, where her mother, Ernestine V. Grigsby Detweiler, raised and oversaw the education of Patty and her three siblings. The family relocated...
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Phyllis Davidson

November 19, 1933 - May 24, 2016

Phyllis Davidson passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 due to complications from a fall. She was surrounded by three generations of loving family members when she passed from this life to her eternal home in heaven. Mom was born in Phoenix, Arizona on November 19, 1933 to Raymond and Lucretia Benjamin. She grew up in Arizona and New Mexico and attended the Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati,...
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Gail Hood Turner

March 22, 1937 - May 24, 2016

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

August 2, 1922 - May 23, 2016

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

June 8, 1929 - May 22, 2016

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

September 24, 1928 - May 21, 2016

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

June 20, 1925 - May 21, 2016

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

April 11, 1928 - May 19, 2016

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

August 28, 1951 - May 17, 2016

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

January 27, 1926 - May 17, 2016

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

July 18, 1925 - May 16, 2016

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

June 22, 1930 - May 16, 2016

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

August 18, 1935 - May 12, 2016

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

February 18, 1929 - May 11, 2016

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

September 3, 1927 - May 11, 2016

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

March 24, 1925 - May 10, 2016

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

December 25, 1927 - May 10, 2016

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

July 16, 1930 - May 9, 2016

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

May 20, 1931 - May 8, 2016

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

November 9, 1924 - May 7, 2016

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

December 25, 1925 - May 6, 2016

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

May 10, 1990 - May 5, 2016

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

March 17, 1922 - May 5, 2016

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

February 27, 1935 - May 4, 2016

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

January 25, 1923 - May 4, 2016

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

September 4, 1922 - May 2, 2016

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

December 19, 1936 - May 2, 2016

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

May 23, 1938 - May 1, 2016

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

August 20, 1913 - April 29, 2016

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

October 12, 1926 - April 29, 2016

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

November 13, 1938 - April 28, 2016

Martha Coody of Austin Texas passed away on April 28 in her home. She is preceded in death by her mother and father Marion and Herman Davis and her uncles Richard, Robert and Tom Reinert. She is survived by her son Theodore and his wife Lorie Coody, her uncle John Reinert, her aunts Edith Chambers, Doris Turberville and numerous cousins. Martha was a graduate of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton...
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John Granville Burton, Jr.

January 15, 1927 - April 27, 2016

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

July 9, 1923 - April 25, 2016

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

June 16, 1924 - April 25, 2016

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

November 18, 1922 - April 24, 2016

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

October 28, 1937 - April 24, 2016

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

September 26, 1927 - April 24, 2016

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

May 16, 1929 - April 23, 2016

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

March 28, 1920 - April 21, 2016

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

May 31, 1936 - April 21, 2016

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

May 7, 1927 - April 21, 2016

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

May 20, 1922 - April 21, 2016

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

April 17, 1920 - April 20, 2016

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

January 15, 1961 - April 20, 2016

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

December 2, 1921 - April 18, 2016

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

December 6, 1915 - April 17, 2016

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

December 6, 1917 - April 16, 2016

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

June 10, 1972 - April 14, 2016

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

September 2, 1923 - April 13, 2016

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

September 6, 1929 - April 13, 2016

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

September 22, 1924 - April 12, 2016

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