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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

Jerry Ray Tindel, MD

August 14, 1942 - October 7, 2015

Loving husband and father, Jerry Ray Tindel, MD, passed away October 7, 2015 following a long illness. Jerry is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Elliott Tindel, daughter and son-in-law Allison and Todd Hanslik, daughter and son-in-law Chelsea and Clay Duvall, three grandchildren Mack, Lisle and Mills Duvall, sister Patty Tindel Walker and husband Chuck Walker, brother Tim Tindel, sister...
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Ruth F. Stephens

September 9, 1921 - October 7, 2015

Ruth Stephens aged 94, of Austin, TX passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Mrs. Stephens resided in Lubbock, TX from 1952 until this past January. She worked as an LVN at West Texas Hospital for 22 years and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church from 1952 until its dissolution in 2007. She was active in cub scouts and taught quilting for many years at Trinity Baptist and First Baptist...
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Linda Cullum Adams

October 10, 1938 - October 6, 2015

Linda Cullum Adams went to be with her Lord on October 6, 2015. Linda was married to Senator Don Adams for 52 years. They lived in Blue Lake, Llano County Texas. Linda was a very active volunteer until she was struck down with Alzheimer's. She was a children's advocate with Highland Lakes CASA in Kingsland, Texas and in Austin, also with Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center in Burnet, Texas....
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Mark Hurst

May 8, 1956 - October 4, 2015

David Mark Hurst, devoted husband, beloved father and friend to many, finished his race on Sunday, October 4, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Surrounded by family, he passed away at the age of 59 after a valiant fight with cancer. Mark Hurst was born in Oceanside, California on May 8, 1956. A member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, he attended Texas Tech University and graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor...
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Dena T. Vacalis

May 5, 1945 - October 2, 2015

Dena Leontsini Vacalis, 70, of Athens, Greece, joined our heavenly Father on October 2, 2015 from her home in Austin, Texas. Her loving family was by her side. She is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Dr. T. Demetri Vacalis; her two sons and their families: Dr. Steve E. Vacalis and wife Yvonne of Mooresville, North Carolina and their children Alec Steven, Marc Allen, Sierra, Korina,...
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Beulah Ophelia Groves Taylor Cooper

October 26, 1921 - October 2, 2015

Beulah Ophelia passed peacefully into eternity on Friday morning, October 2, 2015 Born on October 26, 1921, the sixth of ten children born to the Rev. Joseph Israel Groves and his wife Albertha Sims Groves in Russell, Texas, Beulah was named after two of their sisters. Eight of her siblings (now deceased) were the Rev. I.B.S. Groves Sr., Reedie G. Johnson, Robert Groves, Christina Groves,...
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Charlie "Chuck" Fatino

January 26, 1937 - October 1, 2015

On Thursday, 1st October 2015, Chuck Fatino departed this world. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on 26th January, 1937, the first-born child of Carmen and Rosalie Fatino. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Fred, his son Duncan and his granddaughter, Erica. Chuck worked for Texaco for many years. He was a metallurgical engineer and in that capacity was involved in...
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Colette Rose Marie Knisely

April 7, 1954 - September 29, 2015

Colette Rose Marie Knisely, of Austin, Texas, was born on April 7, 1954, to William Hagerman Knisely and Marguerite Marie Knisely (nee Labasse) in Charleston, South Carolina. She passed away on September 29, 2015 of atypical/early onset dementia. She is survived by her brothers and sisters: Chantal Patton (Harlan); Marc Knisely (Barbara); Paul Knisely (Nanou); and Philip Knisely; nephews,...
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Mary Louise (Lou) Dickinson

March 27, 1915 - September 29, 2015

Longtime Austin resident Lou Dickinson, 100, died peacefully Tuesday evening, September 29 at Westminster Manor, Austin, Texas. Lou was born in 1915 in Boone, Iowa. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines; attended Drake University and graduated from The University of Nebraska in 1936 with a B.A. in Journalism. At Nebraska she was active in Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and Theta...
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Jonas Silberstein

September 6, 1929 - September 27, 2015

Jonas "Joe or Jorace" Silberstein, a lifelong Austinite, passed away at the age of 86 on September 27th, 2015. He lived a long and full life. He was born September 6, 1929, to Sadie and Max Silberstein. In 1952, he and his brother opened Jorace Men's Wear on the drag. He continued in the men's retail clothing business on his own, at the Whale, for many years. He is survived by his wife of...
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Rosemarie Lee Schwarzer

June 30, 1927 - September 26, 2015

Rosemarie Lee Schwarzer died on September 26, 2015. She was born June 30, 1927 in Manhattan, New York to George Lee & Mary Elizabeth Robinson. Rosemarie grew up in Freeport, Long Island, New York, before moving to Austin, Texas in 1949 to attend the University of Texas. In October 1952, she met the love her of life, William E. Schwarzer II in Austin Texas, & they were married on November 12,...
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Philip Pakier

April 25, 1920 - September 26, 2015

Dr. Philip Pakier, 95, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Born in Baranowisce, Poland to Chana and Asher Pakier he lived most of his life in Peoria, Illinois where he had a private practice in family medicine. He immigrated to the US in 1950 after completing medical school in Marburg, Germany. Dr Pakier met his wife Zilla in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and they were...
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Dorothy Ayres Rutishauser

September 21, 1932 - September 25, 2015

Dorothy (Dotty) Ayres Rutishauser was born on September 21, 1932 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1943 she moved to West Lafayette, Indiana and graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1950 as the class Salutatorian. She attended Indiana University and graduated in 3 ½ years as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. In the fall of 1954, Dotty entered...
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Tommy Jay Harp

February 18, 1961 - September 24, 2015

Tommy Jay Harp was called home to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Tommy was born on February 18, 1961 in South Bend, IN. He is survived by his three children, Nicole Kupon of Lafayette,IN., Emily and Ivan Harp of Jonestown,TX., his mother and stepfather Sherry and Bob McGoffin of Spicewood,TX., his birth father Tom Rulli of South Bend,IN., his adoptive father Don Czarnecki...
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Priscilla Murr

April 7, 1942 - September 21, 2015

Priscilla Murr, 73, a Jungian analyst and 30-year resident of Austin died on September 21, 2015. She was born in Chicago four months to the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on April 7, 1942. Her earliest memories are of men in uniform, trips on the train to visit her father when he was on leave from the Navy and living in a Quonset Hut on Treasure Island. After World War II, her family lived...
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Peter John Shelus III

February 15, 1972 - September 21, 2015

Peter John Shelus III suddenly passed on from this life on Monday evening September 21, 2015, in Austin, Texas as a result of a ruptured thoracic aortic aneurism. Peter was the son of Peter and Margaretann Shelus, born in Austin, TX on February 15, 1972. He spent all of his life in Austin. Peter's early years of education were spent in Montessori School and he moved on to elementary and high...
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Johnnie Fay McLane

June 6, 1927 - September 21, 2015

Johnnie Fay Cresens McLane, 88, formerly a reporter for newspapers in Austin and Amarillo, died September 21 in Austin. She was the widow of the late Bonner McLane, Austin advertising executive and longtime executive director of the Texas Association of Broadcasters. Born in Amarillo, Mrs. McLane attended West Texas State College (now West Texas A&M University) and earned a Bachelor of Arts...
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Janice Wilkerson Mobley

April 6, 1922 - September 21, 2015

Janice Wilkerson Mobley, 93, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015 in Austin, TX where she had lived for the last 3 years. She was born at home April 6, 1922 in Atwood, Oklahoma, and spent her childhood years in Holdenville, OK. She was the youngest daughter of William N. Wilkerson and Mary Irwin Wilkerson. She graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women, and went to work for IBM. Her job...
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Laurice Khazoum Daoud

April 19, 1928 - September 20, 2015

On Sunday September 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm, our mother Laurice Khazoum Daoud passed away in peace. She was born April 19, 1928 in Damascus, Syria to Hanna Khazoum and Frida Karagala. We are grateful to all who lovingly cared for her at Park Bend Medical Center and all the friends and family that were around her. A loving mother and grandmother, she was 87 years old. Laurice was a very strong...
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John L. Baker

July 5, 1931 - September 19, 2015

John L Baker, 84, beloved father and grandfather passed away peacefully on September 19, 2015. John was a positive influence on all around him and was always open to new ideas. His biggest love was his girls and because of him they became avid Longhorn Women's basketball fans. He also loved Longhorn football, Texas BBQ, traveling with Jo, history, reading and puttering around the house. He...
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Ruth Marian Raab

August 9, 1922 - September 18, 2015

Ruth Marian Raab (nee Tydeman) of Austin TX passed away on Friday, September 18, 2015, at the age of 93 of natural causes. Mrs. Raab was the daughter of Charles and Ida Bell (nee Maxwell) Tydeman of Dallas TX. Mrs. Raab is survived by her beloved husband Dr. Lester Raab of Austin ; sons Denis Raab of Augusta Mo. and Stephen Raab of Alvarado TX; daughter , Karen Cunningham of Austin ;...
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Robert H. Baum

June 15, 1936 - September 17, 2015

Robert H. Baum of Cedar Park, TX, formerly of Meadowbrook, PA, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Dr. Baum is survived by his loving wife Barbara, his son Neil and daughter-in-law Monica of North Huntingdon, PA; his son Steven, daughter-in-law Mina, and grandchildren Jeffrey and Kimberly of Shrewsbury, MA; and his daughter Joanna Bitner, son-in-law Bruce and...
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James W. Holder, Jr.

June 30, 1964 - September 16, 2015

James W. Holder, Jr., age 51, of Austin passed away on September 16, 2015. He was born in Naples, Italy on June 30, 1964 to James Holder, Sr. and Brenda Ellis Holder. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2015 in the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home Chapel on North Lamar. Complete obituary is pending....
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Ygnacio Perez

October 23, 1920 - September 15, 2015

Ygnacio "Nacho" Perez, Sr., age 94 of Austin, Texas passed away September 15, 2015. His loving wife of 75 years, Rosa L Perez, age 92 Passed away September 18, 2015. They were preceded in death by their son, Johnny Perez; daughter, Maria Guadalupe Toscano. Ygnacio and Rosa are survived by their daughter, Carlota Hobrecht; sons, Ygnacio Perez, Jr., Anthony James Perez, Joe Michael...
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Ralph Griffith Andrews

October 20, 1951 - September 14, 2015

Griff Andrews, 63, of Austin, Texas died on Monday, September 14, 2015. He was born on October 20, 1951 in Austin, Texas to William Edward Andrews, IV and Betty Jane Burk Andrews. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 209 W. 27th Street in Austin, Texas.
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David Z. Lippmann

September 12, 2015

David Z. Lippmann passed away on September 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas, following a lengthy illness. He grew up in Galveston, Texas, where he graduated from Ball High School. He then enrolled in The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied chemistry and mathematics. Prior to graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Northern Europe, where he was wounded and received a...
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Kay Vermeulen Nichols

November 5, 1951 - September 12, 2015

Loving wife of David Nichols, M.D. Mother of Ashley Stovall and Austin Nichols. 19-time National Water Ski Champion. 2 World Titles. Multiple National Records. Kay grew up in Michigan, relocated to Austin in 1981, where she raised her family. She will always be remembered as a great Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Grandmother, Coach, Champion and Warrior. Visitation will be held from 5:30...
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Donald Wayne Wilson

May 30, 1944 - September 12, 2015

Donald Wayne Wilson, a generous, caring, charitable fellow, often donated money in multiples of 18, the Jewish "Chai," as a good omen for life. His giving nature ended too soon, when he passed away from pneumonia complications on September 12, 2015, in Round Rock, Texas, surrounded by his beloved family. A graveside service was held on September 16 in Austin; Donald's family and friends...
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John Perry Cox

March 15, 1919 - September 12, 2015

John Perry Cox, age 96, of Temple, Texas, passed away peacefully September 12, 2015 at the Wm R. Courtney TX State Veterans Home in Temple. John was born March 15, 1919 in Quanah, Texas. A Veteran of World War II, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army at the end of the war. He became a Linotype operator/printer under the tutorage of his father, Ed Cox at The Bellevue News in...
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Marybelle Grace Douglas

October 9, 1923 - September 12, 2015

Marybelle Grace Douglas was born in Houston on October 9, 1923 to Wysong and Marian Grace. She died on September 12, 2015. Marybelle graduated from Houston's Milby High School and the University of Texas. She taught fifth grade at Highland Park Elementary School in Austin in the early 1960's and later worked briefly at the Texas Education Agency. She devoted many years of service to...
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Dan Burck

January 29, 1933 - September 12, 2015

Former Chancellor of the University of Texas System, R D (Dan) Burck of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on September 12th after a courageous battle with cancer. Dan was born January 29, 1933, the son of R H (Bob) Burck and Elaine Hampton Burck. Dan was a 1956 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and credited his time at UT for all that he accomplished in his successful life and for...
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Jean Jackson

December 9, 1927 - September 9, 2015

Imogene Geneva May "Jean" Jackson, 87, left this world peacefully on September 9, 2015 after a brief illness. Jean lived most of her life in Eastland, Texas, but in 2002, she moved to Austin, Texas to be near her daughter and grandchildren. Born December 9, 1927 in Gorman, Texas, Jean transformed a tough Depression-era childhood into a life of kindness, generosity and inner strength. She was...
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Pauline Scott Gandee

July 5, 1925 - September 9, 2015

Pauline Scott Gandee died peacefully in her home on September 9, 2015 in Austin, Texas at the age of 90. Polly is survived by her daughter, Debbie Gandee and granddaughter, Lauren Warthan, of Austin, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband Don Gandee, daughter Linda Gandee Warthan, of Austin, Texas, her parents, three brothers, two sisters, two nephews and one niece. Visitation...
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Rudy Dean Belton

November 11, 1946 - September 8, 2015

Rudy Dean Belton, age 68, passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The cause of death was cancer. Rudy was born on November 11, 1946 in McPherson, Kansas, the son of Florence and Gaylord Belton. He grew up on the family farm in Lost Springs, Kansas and graduated from high school in Wamego, Kansas. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas...
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Lana Sanor Livingston

February 3, 1921 - September 8, 2015

Lana was born in 1921 in Columbus, Ohio to Daniel Galbreath Sanor and Lana Elliott White. She grew up in Ohio with two sisters, Betty Cameron and Nancy Pennell. She attended Ohio State University, where she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma and met William Livingston. They married in 1943 while he was in the army. After the war, they moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where Bill pursued graduate studies...
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Ann S. Rea

January 16, 1922 - September 4, 2015

Ann S. Rea died of natural causes on September 4, 2015. Born to Arthur and Lenore (Grosshans) Schwartz on January 16, 1922 in York, Nebraska, Mary Ann Schwarz was raised in York and studied Business Administration at the University of Nebraska before suspending classes and working as a civil servant for the Department of Defense during World War II. It was there that she met her husband, Captain...
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Betty H. Himmelblau

November 9, 1922 - September 3, 2015

Betty H. Himmelblau, age 92, died September 3, 2015 at the Westminster Arbour Health Center in Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dr. David M. Himmelblau. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Margaret and Donald Nellor of Austin, and Andrew Himmelblau and Ellen Hurley of Bedford, MA; her grandchildren Travis Nellor of Austin and Stacie Nellor of...
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Lola Watson

May 26, 1914 - September 1, 2015

Lola Watson was born May 26, 1914 in Sweetwater, Texas to Mack and Laura Johnson. She went to be with Our Lord September 1, 2015. Lola married her high school sweetheart Dr. Luther M. Watson. They lived in Austin where he practiced dentistry until his death in 1981. They had three daughters, Sarah Meinscher, Betty Arnette, and Gay Karhan. Lola was a Christian lady who spent much of her time...
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Patricia Orner Felger

October 17, 1936 - August 28, 2015

Patricia Orner Felger, a dedicated elementary school teacher, proud mother and grandmother, and a life-long champion of all children passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and close friends on August 28, 2015. She lost her valiant battle with a rare type of bile duct cancer. Born in Philadelphia on October17, 1936 to Harold G. Orner and Mary Gorden Orner, Pat was raised in New Orleans...
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Florence Henszey Jordan

July 26, 1924 - August 27, 2015

Our dear mother, Florence Henszey Jordan died peacefully in Austin, Texas, August 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Her daughter was with her when she died. Florence was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 26, 1924, the only child of Jacob and Florence Henszey. She spent her childhood in Philadelphia and was raised in the Quaker faith. In the early 1940's, while attending the University of...
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Francis Albert Morris, Jr.

July 21, 1928 - August 27, 2015

Dr. Francis Albert Morris Jr., 87, died on August 27, 2015. Frank was born on July 21, 1928 in Beaumont, Texas to Francis Albert Morris Sr. and Helen Schwarz Morris. At the age of 16, he enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Science degree. He attended Duke University Medical School and later trained in plastic surgery with a specialty in hand surgery. During...
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Gerry Wolfe

November 20, 1951 - August 25, 2015

Gerry Wolfe, 63, of Austin passed away Tuesday, August 25th in his home. He was born in Springhill, LA to the late James A. and Geraldine Wolfe. Gerry was a USAF pilot for 22 years and earned the rank of Lt. Colonel. He retired as commander of the 65th Airlift Squadron at Hickam AFB, HI. Gerry and his wife Dixie have a loving and fun family; Emily, husband Kevin and granddaughter Grace of...
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Wayne G. McKnelly

December 5, 1932 - August 23, 2015

Wayne G. McKnelly died on the evening of August 23, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born on December 5, 1932 in Champaign, Illinois. He is the oldest son of J.G. and Lorraine McKnelly. He graduated from Mahomet High School in Mahomet, Illinois and from Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. The consummate salesman, Wayne worked for several...
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William Harris "Bill" Lester, Sr.

October 5, 1922 - August 22, 2015

William Harris Lester, Sr. (Bill) was born on October 5, 1922 in Florence Texas to Alta and Joe Lester. He was the youngest in a large farming family of 6 children. He grew up in Florence where his family experienced the full impact of the 20s and 30s including prohibition, depression and agricultural and financial upheavals. His childhood and teen years would have been considered hard times by...
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Elizabeth "Teddie" Reichert

December 24, 1922 - August 22, 2015

Elizabeth (Teddie) Black Reichert, age 92, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of August 22, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Elizabeth entered this world December 24, 1922, in Houston, Texas, the youngest of six children born to Lilian and Benjamin Black. Elizabeth (affectionately called "Libby" and/or "Teddie") and her five siblings (Mary, Bruce, Geny, Billy, and Hazel) maintained close...
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Sybil Ruth Giese Beaman

September 19, 1923 - August 21, 2015

Sybil R.G. Beaman, 91, longtime resident of Austin, passed away peacefully at Hospice Austin's Christopher House Friday afternoon, August 21st. Sybil was born September 19, 1923 in Ratcliff, Texas, the oldest child of Edmund and Leona Giese. She spent her childhood in La Grange, Texas and was a proud graduate of La Grange High School and the University of Texas. While at Texas, she met and...
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John Lionel Jackson

February 18, 1932 - August 20, 2015

John Lionel Jackson passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at his home surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Mary Jackson; his children: Jennifer Turnage (Gary Turnage), Joanie Jackson, Judie Heitzman (Daragh Heitzman), Jackie Hawn (Scott Hawn), John Lionel Jackson III (Kelly Jackson); eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and sixteen grand-dogs. He is...
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Russell Eugene "Rusty" Johnson

November 7, 1965 - August 19, 2015

Rusty Johnson, age 49, of Austin, Texas passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. He was born November 7, 1965 to Wanda and Curtis Johnson in Austin. He is survived by his three sons, Caleb Patrick, Grant Ransom, and William Curtis Johnson; his mother, Wanda Breed Johnson; his sister and brother-in-law, Bev and Raymund Kuenast; his brother and sister-in-law Clay and Suzanne Johnson; and many...
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L.J. Burks

August 10, 1932 - August 19, 2015

L.J. Burks was born in El Paso, Texas on August 10, 1932. Moving several times the family got to Austin as quickly as possible. He was a graduate of Austin High School and attended Texas Western and The University of Texas. Working in Austin for many years, L.J. and his wife, Marge, founded Burks Reproduction and Supply in 1969. It is still going strong today as Burks Digital...
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Patricia Pryor Allday

June 10, 1932 - August 19, 2015

Patricia Pryor Allday, age 83, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in Austin, Texas, surrounded by her three children. The daughter of Edna Graham and William Harry Pryor, she was born June 10, 1932 in Lubbock, Texas. Patricia's early childhood was spent in Pecos and her teenage years were in Midland. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband Martin Lewis Allday, Jr. They were...
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Maris (Mitzi) Kay Bootzin

May 26, 1941 - August 17, 2015

Maris (Mitzi) Kay Bootzin nee Pittelman, 74, passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side at the Harbor at Lakeway in Austin, Texas, on August 17, 2015. She lost her short battle with neuroendocrine cancer after having survived breast cancer several years ago. She was preceded in death by her parents Frema Taxey Pittelman and Harry Pittelman, and by her husband of 55 years, Dr. Richard...
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Guillermo "Billy" Garcia

March 14, 1944 - August 15, 2015

Guillermo "Billy" Garcia, 71, passed away on August 15, 2015 in Austin, TX. Born March 14, 1944 in Mexico City to Guillermo and Tayde Garcia, Billy grew up and graduated with a degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from The Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Billy traveled the world competing in water ski tournaments, which is how he met his wife of 48 years, Linda Lloyd Garcia....
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Christopher Jacob Ramirez

August 6, 1993 - August 15, 2015

Christopher Jacob Ramirez, 22, of Austin, Texas passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015, surrounded by loving family. After attending high school in Round Rock, Texas Christopher worked various jobs where he loved learning to operate different types of equipment - heavy equipment being his favorite, of course. He is survived by his mother, Jackie Ramirez; step-father, Gene Wermes; father,...
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Robert R. (Bob) Jones

December 20, 1943 - August 14, 2015

Mr. Robert R. (Bob) Jones was born in Houston to Robert Raeburn Jones and Bertha Janett Jones. He was 71years of age when he died on Friday, August 14, 2015. After graduating from Bay City High School Bob served in the US Navy Reserve. Bob Jones earned a Bachelor of Fine arts degree in Studio Art and Art Education as well as a Master's degree in Sculpture and Art History from the University...
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Carolyn Sue Akin Bates

October 21, 1936 - August 13, 2015

Carolyn Sue Akin Bates (Sue), (Mama Sue), mother and best friend passed away on August 13, 2015. She was born October 21, 1936 in Indianapolis, IN to Orville and Irene Akin. She is survived by her children, Jerri Sue Bates, Michael Lane Bates and Paul Stephen Bates; sister, Sandra Kay Coffey and ex-husband Don L. Bates. She lived in Evansville, IN from 1958 – 1970 with her husband Don and...
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Colleen Ward Hightower

October 30, 1927 - August 13, 2015

Colleen Ward Hightower died on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in Austin, Texas, following a series of strokes. Colleen was born on October 30, 1927 in Tulia, Texas to William Henry Ward and Lola May Lindley Ward. Surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends she survived life in the dust bowl days and through the great depression in the high plains of Texas. At the age of...
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Stephen Paul Welhausen

March 24, 1962 - August 10, 2015

A three-legged dog walked into a bar and said, "I'm looking for the man that shot my paw". If you spent much time with Steve, you probably heard him tell that joke or one of his many others. As corny as they were, they never failed in their mission to put a smile on the recipient's face! Steve had many talents. But his greatest gift was his ability to listen with intent, take a genuine...
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Joe B. Dibrell, Jr.

October 27, 1925 - August 9, 2015

Judge Joe B. Dibrell, Jr., beloved by so many, passed from this life on Sunday, August 9, 2015. "Joe Jr.," his boyhood name, or "Judge Dibrell," as he was known for 55 years, was born in Coleman, Texas on October 27, 1925, the youngest of six children. Growing up in a big Texas house near a Hords Creek swimming hole, he milked the one cow each day, became very accomplished on the clarinet and...
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April Dawn Collins

April 16, 1975 - August 7, 2015

April Collins, 40 yrs old, passed away on August 7, 2015 in Denison, TX. April was born in Taylor, TX on April 16, 1975. She is survived by Judy and Tom Pickrel, parents, of Denison; Mark and Elizabeth Collins, brother and sister-in-law, of Bertram, TX; Blaine Fuller, son, of Dallas, TX; Elizabeth Hays, daughter, of Round Rock, TX; Courtney Hays, daughter, of Cedar Creek, TX; and a large extended...
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J.W. "Web" Elliott

September 27, 1921 - August 7, 2015

James Webster Elliott, known among family, friends and colleagues as "Web," passed away in Austin, Texas, on Friday, August 7, 2015, at the age of 93. He was born on September 27, 1921, in the rural community of Concord, in Rusk County, Texas. At age 5, Web, the youngest son of Albert Cecil and Monnie Green Elliott, moved with his family to Sonora, Sutton County, Texas, where he attended...
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Susan Marks Craven

May 23, 1941 - August 6, 2015

It is with a heavy heart, that we announce the passing of Susan Marks Craven, on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Susan was a committed civic leader throughout her life. While raising her family in Corpus Christi, she was an active member of the CCISD school board. After moving to Austin, she became a leader at the state level. Susan was part of Governor White's Select committee, later she was part...
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Lee S. Mills, Jr.

October 24, 1935 - August 5, 2015

Lee S. Mills, Jr., 79, died Wednesday, August 5, 2015, in Austin, Texas at Cornerstone Hospital from complications with COPD. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Joan (Reid) Mills; his son Mark "Zoid" Mills; his daughters, Lisa Mills and Michelle (Mills) Barnes; and granddaughter, Sarah Barnes; his sister, Betty Babcock. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lee S. Mills, Sr. and Betty Wilson...
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Lawrence Mark Joseph

April 13, 1953 - August 5, 2015

Lawrence Mark Joseph was born in Austin, Texas on April 13, 1953 to Mildred and Sammie Joseph. Larry was a third generation member of the Cater Joseph family who originally settled in Austin in 1881 five generations ago. Larry entered heaven after a yearlong battle with cancer on August 5, 2015. Larry lived in Austin all of his life and attended St. Austin's School, the Austin public schools...
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Roy Putman Mock

July 20, 1918 - August 2, 2015

Roy Putman Mock went home to be with his Lord on August 2, 2015. He was born in Hunt County, Texas on July 20, 1918. He attended Texas A&M University before serving with the 1905th Engineering Aviation Battalion in Burma during WWII. He retired from Remington Rand after 33 years and had many years to enjoy his woodworking, rock cutting and gardening. In his later years he generously supported...
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Kristi Ann Walker

July 12, 1956 - August 1, 2015

Kristi Ann Walker, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and a tireless nurturer to countless babies and families, left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven on Friday, August 1, 2015. Her passion for life, her love for her family, and her deep religious faith made her a bright light of inspiration and intelligence that touched all of our hearts. She inspired her...
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Janet Lee Stoeltje

July 14, 1931 - July 31, 2015

Janet Lee Stoeltje, 84, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at The Summit in Austin, Texas. She was born July 14, 1931, to J.U. Lee and Jeffie Mae Meek Lee. Janet was raised, along with her surviving sisters, Betty Lee Gold, and Julie Lee Kidd, by their mother in Austin, Texas. After graduating from Austin High School, Janet entered The University of Texas in 1950 where she joined Delta Gamma and,...
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Betty Hall Evans

August 25, 1921 - July 30, 2015

Betty Hall Evans was born August 25, 1921 in Ireland, and passed away on July 30, 2015, in Austin, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 10am Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her late husband of 55 years, David S. Evans. He was a retired astronomy professor at the University of Texas, through which...
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Charles Robert "Bob" Busbey

June 26, 1934 - July 30, 2015

Charles Robert "Bob" Busbey, 81, of Austin, died July 30th, following a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Born June 26, 1934 in Dallas, the son of Arthur B. Busbey, Sr. and Mollie Sandefur Busbey, Bob grew up in Dallas and received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned a master's degree in business management, and an ABD/Ph.D also from U.T....
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Vera Dunlap Martin

July 31, 1923 - July 28, 2015

Vera Martin was born July 31, 1923, in Austin, the last of six children born to Ophal Young Dunlap and Arthur Hoyt Dunlap. She died July 28, 2015 in Austin, Texas. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 3, 2015, 11AM, at University Avenue Church of Christ, 1903 University Ave, Austin, TX, 78705, with Pastor Eddie Sharp officiating. Vera was a proud member of University Avenue Church of...
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Fredrick Mark Smith , Jr.

June 9, 1967 - July 28, 2015

Fredrick Mark Smith, Jr. died unexpectedly in his home in Austin on July 28, 2015. Mark was born in Waco, TX to Rick and Kathy Smith on June 9, 1967. He lived his life mostly in both Waco and Austin. Mark was always in the food service business as an adult and even as a teenager. His management jobs took him to adventures in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Dallas, Charlotte, and Houston as well...
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Francis "Frank" Edward Ditmore

April 10, 1939 - July 28, 2015

Francis "Frank" Edward Ditmore was born on April 10, 1939, in Denton, Texas. While sleeping peacefully at home, Frank passed away on July 28, 2015. Frank attended Cisco High School and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with honors in 1961. He served in the Army and National Guard and was a member of Riverbend Church. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Katie...
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Daniel A. Castro, Jr.

December 10, 1945 - July 27, 2015

Dr. Daniel A Castro Jr, 69, died Monday July 27, 2015 at his home in Round Rock, TX from complications of liver cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm August 22nd, 2015 at the Lois Perkins Chapel at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. Friends may call at the Weed Corley-Fish Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 512-452-8811 or visit on line at for more...
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William Jack Ferrell

August 14, 1927 - July 26, 2015

William Jack Kelly Ferrell was born August 14, 1927 in Malone, Texas to W.H. and Mary Ferrell. He died in Austin, Texas on July 26, 2015. When Jack was small, his family moved to Mt. Calm, Texas. He graduated from school as class valedictorian at age sixteen. When he turned 18, he followed his brothers into the military. He served three years in the United States Air Force, fourteen months...
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Miriam Chance

February 16, 1926 - July 25, 2015

Miriam Chance, 89, passed away on July 25, 2015. She was born February 16, 1926, in Poughkeepsie, New York. She is predeceased by her husband, Howard Chance, her parents, Robert and Selma DeCormier, and her sisters, Brita Walker, Francis DeCormier and Regina Shekerjian. She married Howard Chance on May 28, 1944. She is survived by her brother, Robert DeCormier and wife, Louise, daughter...
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Elaine Folberg

March 2, 1923 - July 25, 2015

Elaine Folberg, age 92, died peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from the long-term complications of Alzheimer's Disease. A second generation American, Elaine grew up in a Jewish immigrant neighborhood in Philadelphia, with Yiddish as her first language. It was there that her husband of 73 years, Joe, met her when she was 12 years old. She was very musical, had a quick laugh and a...
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Katy Taylor Bailey

May 16, 1924 - July 24, 2015

Katy Irene Taylor Bailey, age 91, born on May 16, 1924 to Christopher and Alice Taylor passed from this life to be with her Lord on July 24, 2015 in Katy, Texas. She was a graduate of Thrall High School class of 1941 and Durham's Business College. After graduating from Business College, Katy worked for Davidson Sash and Door until she married Chester Allen Bailey on October 16, 1943. After...
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Mary Josephine Collie Wroe

November 29, 1927 - July 23, 2015

Mary Josephine Collie Wroe passed away at Buckner Villa on July 23, 2015 at the age of 87 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. She was raised in Eastland, Texas by Della & Melbourne Collie until the 3rd grade when she moved to Austin and first met her future husband at Pease Elementary School. She was President of Austin High Red Jackets, joined Delta Delta Delta sorority at the University of...
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Joel Williams

June 19, 1979 - July 23, 2015

Joel was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1979 and subsequently lived in Kentucky, Germany, Ohio and Maryland where he graduated from Arundel High School. While there he ran cross country and captained the "It's Academic" team. He pursued computer engineering at Lehigh University and while in the university choir under the direction of Stephen Sametz toured China, Korea, Thailand, Russia and many...
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Darryl Wayne Waldrup

November 15, 1982 - July 23, 2015

Darryl Wayne Waldrup (32) of Austin, Texas, died July 23, 2015, after a tragic motorcycle accident. Born in Memphis, Tenn., on November 15, 1982, Darryl grew up in Hernando, Miss. He graduated from Hernando High School, ITT Tech, and later ACC. He was a mechanic enthusiast and enjoyed fixing up unique cars, repairing motorcycles, taking road trips, and helping friends and family. He is...
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Betty Lea Vaughan

February 7, 1925 - July 23, 2015

Betty Lea Vaughan, who celebrated her 90th birthday earlier this year surrounded by her entire family, passed away on July 23, 2015. Betty was born February 7, 1925 in Austin, Texas. She was the only child of Howard A. Lea and Bernice Puryear Lea. She grew up in Austin where she made many lifelong friends. She attended Pease Elementary and graduated from Austin High School in 1942. Betty...
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William L. Cohagan

June 26, 1945 - July 22, 2015

William L. Cohagan, 70, died in the early afternoon of Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Born in 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas, Bill grew up in San Antonio and spent his adult life in Austin. He attended the Culver Military Academy in Indiana (home to many of his favorite teenage memories), where he was the Captain of the Black Horse Troop, the oldest mounted cavalry unit in the United States. Bill rode...
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Christopher M. Fairman

July 26, 1960 - July 22, 2015

Christopher M. Fairman, the Associate Dean for Faculty and the C. William O' Neill Professor in Law and Judicial Administration at The Ohio State Moritz College of Law, died unexpectedly on July 22nd at the age of 54. Christopher was born July 26, 1960 in Parsons, Kansas, but raised in Austin, Texas. He earned a B.A. in 1982 from the University of Texas at Austin and in 1994 received his J...
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Raymond Devine

August 26, 1928 - July 22, 2015

Raymond Devine, a thirty year resident of Austin, passed away on July 22, 2015 after a long illness. He was born in Houston, Texas to Jesse Devine, Sr. and June Devine on August 26th, 1928. Growing up in Houston during the Great Depression and World War II, his lifelong values were shaped by those events, resulting in great focus on his education and career. He served his country by joining...
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Jo P. Baker

August 30, 1933 - July 21, 2015

Jo Baker, 81, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed peacefully on July 21, 2015. An avid world traveler she taught those around her to love life, adventure and gumbo. Survived by her husband John Baker; three daughters Ellen Tarbox, Dariel Baker, and Becky Schiffel; and granddaughter Kimberly Schiffel. She will be dearly missed and will be celebrated at a later date when husband...
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Laverne R. "Kitty" McLane

September 22, 1935 - July 20, 2015

Laverne R. "Kitty" McLane passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015 in Austin, TX at the age of 79. Kitty is survived by her loving daughter, Patricia Horn, daughter-in-law, Brenda McLane, grandchildren Justin and Veronica Horn, Stephanie and Alan Hill, and William McLane, great-grandchildren Isabella and Travis Horn, and Avery Hill, six brothers, H.E. Butcher, James Butcher, Allen Butcher, Jimmy...
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Brian William Schenk

July 29, 1938 - July 19, 2015

With great sadness the family and friends of Brian William Schenk announce that he died peacefully on July 19, 2015 in Austin, Texas after battling significantly declining health for the past 2 years. Brian was 76 years old. Brian was born July 29, 1938 in Union New Jersey and after the war, ultimately relocated to Texas to attend college and pursue his teaching career. Always a dedicated and...
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Linda K. Hughes

November 1, 1963 - July 19, 2015

Linda K. Hughes passed away on July 19, 2015 in Austin, TX. She was born November 1, 1963 in Abilene, TX at Dyess AFB to Ernestine and John Hughes. Linda was baptized at Abilene Christian Church. Linda was educated in Austin at Casis Elementary, Baker Elementary, O'Henry Middle School, and Austin High School (graduate of 1982). She then attended Austin Community College (Fall 1982-Summer 1983)...
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Betty Ripperger

October 21, 1916 - July 19, 2015

Betty Ripperger passed away peacefully on Sunday July 19, 2015 in her home with her family around. Thus ended a long life peppered with family, travel, volunteering, joy and despair, and a steadfast devotion to what she believed was right. She was born, the oldest of two girls, Elizabeth Nancy Morley on October 21, 1916 in Kansas City, Missouri to James Wesley and Clara Longaker Morley and...
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Janice Shanahan

May 6, 1945 - July 18, 2015

Janice Shanahan, age 70 of Austin, Texas passed away on July 18, 2015 after a short illness. Janice was born on May 6, 1945 in Elkton, Maryland and lived most of her life in nearby Chesapeake City, Maryland. Janice moved to Austin in 1998 to be closer to her family following the death of her beloved husband Terry Shanahan. She is survived by her son, Brian Guthrie, his wife Melissa, and three...
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John Carl Scurlock

August 24, 1932 - July 17, 2015

John Carl Scurlock, age 82, passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior on Friday, July 17, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. John grew up in Dallas, attended Highland Park schools and graduated from Southern Methodist University. Upon graduation, he married Jan Lowry Simpson, the love of his life for the past 61 years. He proudly served in the United States Air Force as a pilot...
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Lora Laverne Kleen Fox

April 16, 1928 - July 16, 2015

Lora Laverne Kleen Fox, 87, of Austin, Texas, died Thursday, July 16th. Lora was born to Arda and Bertie Kleen on April 16, 1928 in Georgetown, Texas. She graduated valedictorian from Liberty Hill High School in 1946, went to Nixon Clay College, and became a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone. She married Luther Hiram Fox on December 10, 1954 and they were blessed with two...
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Billie Joyce (Priddy) Baran

February 17, 1930 - July 14, 2015

Billie Joyce (Priddy) LeBoeuf Huddleston Baran 1930-2015 This week, our beloved Billie Joyce (Priddy) Baran soft-shoe shuffled her way to a celestial seaside paradise in the sky. At the tender age of 85, Joyce, or Gammer, as many of us preferred to call her, was enveloped by loved ones at her Hill Country home as she tranquilly said adieu and departed this world. On February 7, 1930, as...
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Edward Mitchell Tuggle, Jr.

December 11, 1948 - July 13, 2015

Edward Mitchell Tuggle, Jr., of Austin, Texas, died unexpectedly July 13, 2015, at the Heart Hospital of Austin. He was 66. Ed was a retired software engineer at IBM, where he worked for over 40 years. Over the course of his career, he traveled extensively worldwide, and relished his opportunities to meet people and learn about diverse cultures and customs. Before moving to Austin, Ed also...
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Christopher Mitchell Morris

December 29, 1968 - July 12, 2015

Christopher Mitchell Morris, 46, of Round Rock, Texas, died on Sunday, July 12, 2015. He was born in Brookings, South Dakota on December 29, 1968 to Gary Lee Morris and Lana Jean Morris. Chris is survived by his wife Kristin, and two daughters Regan and Tara. He also leaves behind a mother, brothers, grandmother, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and hundreds of friends that knew and loved him...
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James "Jim" Underwood Cross, (U.S.A.F. Ret)

April 25, 1925 - July 11, 2015

Brig. Gen. James "Jim" Underwood Cross (U.S. Air Force, Ret.), age 90, of Gatesville, Texas passed from this life to his eternal life in heaven on July 11, 2015. For 90 years, he lived a life of honor and respect, and leaves behind a kaleidoscope of memories for his family and all those who were privileged to know and serve with him. Jim—as he always introduced himself despite his rank—made...
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Ray Drayton Robertson

February 19, 1930 - July 10, 2015

Ray was born February 19, 1930 in Taylor, Texas, and died July 10, 2015 at his beloved home, as he wished. He loved his Taylor roots and was always proud to have been a Taylor Duck. Ray attended Southwestern University in Georgetown. After transferring to the University of Texas at Austin, Ray earned both his BA and Masters degrees. He taught high school English in Seguin, served in the Texas...
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Dorothy R. Stevens

September 2, 1930 - July 10, 2015

Dorothy R. Stevens, 84, of Austin, passed away on July 10, 2015 at Austin Hospice Christopher House. Mrs. Stevens was born in Taylor, Texas to Albert and Mabel Rydell Senkel and was married to Edgar N. Stevens for 68 years. She worked at the University of Texas for 25 years. Active in her community and church, Mrs. Stevens volunteered at the Seton Hospital gift shop for more than 20 years and...
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Alfred G. Prinz, Jr.

August 24, 1930 - July 9, 2015

Alfred G. Prinz, Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 9, 2015. Al was born in Taylor, Texas to Alfred G. Prinz, Sr. and Dora Kerlin. Al graduated from Pflugerville High School and from the University of Texas. In the late 1970's, Al pursued his dream of establishing his own CPA firm. Al married Bettie Jane Holt in 1961 and they settled in Rollingwood, Texas. He was a member of St....
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Herbert J. Gardner

November 15, 1928 - July 9, 2015

That first date through the years has been celebrated with joyous excitement and the rambunctiously crazy and downright stupid Gardner rendition of Happy Birthday. That second date now forces us to face and celebrate with full and grateful hearts the release of Herbert J. Gardner to his rest, freedom and eternal destiny in the hands of God's love. Born in Austin, Texas in the old Brackenridge...
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David Phillip Church

September 15, 1979 - July 7, 2015

David Phillip Church, 35, of Austin, Texas died peacefully July 7, 2015 at the Hospice Austin Christopher House after a 9-year struggle with cancer. He was born in Dallas, Texas on September 15, 1979 and lived in San Francisco for one year before moving to Austin. He attended St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin where he...
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