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LaVerne Ann Petty

December 20, 1935 - September 19, 2014

LaVerne Ann Adams Petty, age 78 passed away on September 19, 2014. She was born on December 20, 1935 in Austin, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James B. Petty; daughter Brenda Brumbelow and husband Richard; sister Joyce Wilbanks and husband Don; brother Chris Adams and wife Carol; son in law Jake Sullivan; grandsons Jarrett Sullivan, Brian Sullivan, Clayton Sullivan and...
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Patricia Dannelley Hendricks

November 27, 1931 - September 18, 2014

Patricia Dannelley Hendricks, 82 of Austin passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona and was the daughter of John and Ila Dannelley of Elgin, Texas. Patricia graduated from Elgin High School and attended The University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachelors Degree in studio art and a Masters in art history. She began her career as an art history...
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June Wright Carley

January 14, 1929 - September 18, 2014

June Wright Carley passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 18, 2014. June was born on January 14, 1929 in Ballinger Texas, the daughter of Nilah Coughran Wright and Felton T. Wright. June graduated from Brownwood High School in 1946 and entered Howard Payne College that fall. She entered North Texas State University in 1946 and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in...
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Valaree Commander Guy

October 3, 1919 - September 14, 2014

Valaree Commander Guy died on September 14, 2014 at Emeritus at Spicewood Springs skilled nursing in Austin, Texas. The daughter of Boyd U. and Edna V. (nee Helge) Commander, she was born near Brady, Texas on October 3, 1919. After graduating from Brady High School as valedictorian in 1936 at the age of 16, she attended Southwest Texas State Teacher's College (now Texas State University) in...
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Catherine Sue Perkins

August 26, 1968 - September 13, 2014

Catherine Sue Perkins, 46, passed away peacefully at home in Austin, Texas on September 13, 2014. Born on August 26, 1968 in Corinth, Mississippi, she attended Belmont Academy and LSU. Catherine was a devoted mother who worked as a Special Education teacher in Louisiana and recently as a Disability Determination Specialist for the state of Texas. She dedicated herself to her daughter and...
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Sherri Erskine Kelly

August 6, 1958 - September 11, 2014

Sherri Erskine Kelly, 56, of Pflugerville, Texas, left us too soon on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on August 6, 1958 in Waco, Texas, to Donald Armhid Erskine and Edna Ruth Erskine. Sherri graduated from Del Valle High School in Austin and Texas State University in San Marcos with a Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology. She went...
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Elton Grady Jones

October 17, 1930 - September 11, 2014

JONES, Elton Grady Our beloved daddy, Elton Grady Jones, 83, died on September 11, 2014, after a 15 year hard fought battle against heart disease. He was born on October 17, 1930 in Lee County, Texas to Lem Harvey Jones, Sr. and Annie Pearl (née Edwards). Elton lived his life in Austin and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School class of 1949. He was a long time athlete playing...
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Sarah Sasaki

January 27, 1982 - September 10, 2014

Sarah Sasaki was born January 27, 1982 in Austin and passed away on September 10, 2014 in Austin. She leaves behind her mother, father, two older brothers, two older sisters, soulmate and many friends who cherish her memory. Sarah graduated from high school at the American School in Tokyo, Japan. In 2005 she graduated Magna cum Laude with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the State...
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Clayton Wilbur Alsberge

June 26, 1930 - September 10, 2014

This world has lost a remarkable man. Clayton Wilbur Alsberge, born on June 26, 1930 in San Jose, California, passed away on September 10, 2014 in Austin, TX. He will be forever missed and admired. Clay was unique. He was a farmer and an intellectual. He was mechanically gifted and a voracious reader. He built farm implements, homes and furniture. He had a beautiful singing voice and...
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Dessie Leotis Johnston

November 1, 1928 - September 10, 2014

"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." While an excellent cook, cooking was not something that Leotis favored. Except at the holidays or birthdays. Except when she was teaching someone an heirloom family recipe. Except when she was snapping beans or shredding chicken reminiscing about everything and nothing. Except when she was cooking in company and with...
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Patricia Angela Tompkins

March 15, 1958 - September 10, 2014

TOMPKINS, Patricia Angela March 15, 1958 – September 10, 2014 Patricia Angela Tompkins has added her light to heaven's Rock'n'Roll celebration. Known to friends & family as "Party Pat", she deeply touched everyone she met. She is survived by her husband, William, and their friends, her step-children, Will and Holly and their children. She is in all our hearts and will not be forgotten....
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Creed Wills Abell, Ph.D

July 8, 1934 - September 9, 2014

Creed Wills Abell III, Ph.D. of Austin died after a long illness September 9, 2014. The son of Creed Wills Abell II and Evelyn Gibson Abell, he was born on July 8, 1934 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was a proud son of Virginia, a state in which his family lineage dates back to the 1700s. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marjorie L. Abell, a son, Dr. Creed W. Abell IV and his wife,...
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Nancy Dillon

December 9, 1936 - September 8, 2014

Our beautiful, gentle wife and mother, Nancy Dillon, went to be with Jesus on Monday morning, September 8, 2014. She fought a valiant battle against cancer and was surrounded by her family at home until she was ushered into Heaven. Nancy was born December 9, 1936, the beloved daughter of Glenn and Floretta Maurer. She grew up on a farm in Julian, PA with 4 brothers that she dearly loved. At...
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Christa Odell

August 1, 1964 - September 7, 2014

Christa Odell was born in Brownwood, Texas on August 1, 1964 and passed away on September 7, 2014 in Austin. She grew up in Eastland and Abilene. Christa graduated from Wylie High School and from Midland College. She worked in the medical field in radiology for more than twenty years in Midland and Austin. Christa has one daughter, Olivia Odell, who was the love of her life. Christa was quick...
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Twila Moncrief

July 19, 1921 - September 6, 2014

Twila Moncrief passed away on September 6, 2014 at the age of 93 years. She was a treasured mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Her husband, Leonard Moncrief, preceded her death in 2005. Twila was an adventurous person who loved her family, gardening, and traveling. As a young woman she worked as a federal employee in the position of secretary in Washington, D.C., Fort...
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Marilyn Sue Jacob

August 2, 1933 - September 6, 2014

Marilyn Sue Sorensen Jacob, age 81, of Austin died Saturday, September 6, 2014. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10th with funeral services beginning at 7:00 p.m. at St. Elias Orthodox Church, 408 E. 11th St, Austin. Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at Assumption Cemetery.
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Kylie Christine Murphy

October 18, 1993 - September 5, 2014

Kylie Christine Murphy was tragically taken from this earth on her way home from Texas Tech University on Sept. 5, 2014. She was going home to spend time with family and friends to celebrate her brother's birthday. Kylie was born October 18, 1993 in Round Rock, Texas. She attended Brushy Creek Elementary, Cedar Valley Middle School, and graduated from McNeil High School in 2012. Kylie...
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Ryan Cole Murphy

September 5, 1994 - September 5, 2014

Ryan Cole Murphy was tragically taken from this earth while on his way home from Texas Tech University on Sept. 5, 2014. Ryan and his sister, Kylie, were on their way home to celebrate Ryan's 20th birthday with their family. Ryan was born September 5, 1994 in Round Rock, Texas – just 10 ½ months after his sister Kylie. He attended Brushy Creek Elementary, Cedar Valley Middle School and...
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Sarah Nancy Key

May 13, 1949 - September 5, 2014

Key, Sarah Nancy 1949-2014 Sarah Nancy Key passed away on September 5, 2014, ending a nine-month struggle with lung cancer in a non¬-smoker, which she faced with true grit. The daughter of S. N. Key, Jr., M.D. and Doris J. Key, Sarah was born at the old Seton Hospital in Austin on May 13, 1949. She attended Austin public schools from Dill School through McCallum High School. She graduated...
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Walter Wendlandt

July 7, 1929 - September 4, 2014

Walter Wendlandt passed away peacefully September 4, 2014 surrounded by his family and while listening to the Spirit of Aggieland in Austin, Texas. He was born in Austin, Texas on July 7, 1929. He was the second of two sons born to Charles and Helen Wendlandt. He lost his mother when he was four years old and his father when he was eleven years old. He and his older brother, Charles, were then...
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Jack C. Goodman

October 18, 1926 - September 4, 2014

A bright, warm light, Jack C. Goodman, 87, suddenly joined his Savior on September 4, 2014. Born October 18, 1926 in New Jersey and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, he graduated from high school and was drafted by the United States Army in 1944, serving as a member of the 50th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon during WWII. While stationed at Camp Swift near Bastrop in 1945, he met the love of his life, a...
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Harris Terrell Allen, Jr.

February 13, 1925 - September 4, 2014

Harris Terrell Allen Jr., 89, died Sept. 4 at his home in Austin after a long illness. Born in Dallas in 1925, Terrell's family moved to Austin where he attended Allan Junior High and Austin High School. He was active in sports and played center on the Austin High state championship football team and was unanimous choice as All-State Center. He also ran the 440-yard relay on Austin High's...
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Harry Gowdy Doss

June 27, 1926 - September 3, 2014

Harry Gowdy Doss passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on September 3, 2014 in Austin, TX. Harry was born on June 27, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA to William "Bill" Doss and Georgia Rose Gowdy-Doss. Harry met Celia "Dolly" Ellenor Bender in 1943 and they were married on May 31, 1944. Harry and Dolly celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past May. Harry and Dolly have resided in...
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Truman Echols Hornsby

November 12, 1963 - September 2, 2014

HORNSBY, Truman Echols Truman Echols Hornsby – Born Sanford, Florida, November 12, 1963 – Died Austin, Texas, September 2, 2014 Truman was just 50 years old on September 2, 2014, when his battle with cancer ended and he entered Heaven. He had the fighting spirit of his father Michael D Hornsby and mother Mary Morris Hornsby. This spirit is the strength of the Hornsby heritage and...
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Gus Martin Grosskopf

January 2, 1925 - September 2, 2014

GUS MARTIN GROSSKOPF passed away at age 89 on September 2, 2014. Gus was born in Travis County on January 2, 1925 to William Grosskopf and Bertha Engelmann Grosskopf. He graduated from Austin High School in 1942. He volunteered for the Army Air Force at 18 and earned his pilot's wings in 1944. Gus flew 24 combat missions in B-25s to Borneo and the Philippines. After discharge from the Air...
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William Thomas (Bill) Hall

May 20, 1936 - August 31, 2014

WILLIAM THOMAS (BILL) HALL Bill Hall, "a lawyer's lawyer," a man of style and charm, a man of luminous intelligence, died August 31, 2014, at Christopher House from complications of dementia, a disease which took its inexorable toll, robbing him of his faculties and his family of his presence. A powerful stroke in 1999 that initiated his brain damage finally struck its final blow to Bill and...
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Sherman Allen Kusin

March 15, 1933 - August 31, 2014

Sherman Allen Kusin died unexpectedly Sunday, August 31, 2014. Sherman was born March 15, 1933, in Texarkana, Texas. He grew up in Texarkana before enrolling in the University of Texas at Austin in 1950. From the moment he hit the forty acres, he fell in love with Austin and all things UT. After serving as an officer in the Air Force, he worked in radio for a brief time in San Francisco...
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Clara Katherine Patterson Young

November 13, 1933 - August 29, 2014

Clara Katherine Patterson Young age 80, of Spicewood, Texas, passed away Aug 29, 2014. Clara was the daughter of Reverend Tom and Edna Patterson. She was born on November 13, 1933 in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Young was widow of the late Thomas F. Young, former retired Navy Seal. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, and step son Luke Young. She is survived by her 3 children...
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Joyce U. Ballard

October 31, 1927 - August 28, 2014

Joyce Unell Hammonds Ballard, 86, died on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at her home in Austin, Texas. She will be buried alongside her late husband in her hometown of Van Alstyne, Texas following a graveside service at 11am on Saturday, September 6. There will be a visitation at the Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne from 6pm – 8pm on Friday, September 5. Joyce was born on October 31, 1927 in...
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Lee Edward Hartman, Jr.

August 15, 1943 - August 28, 2014

Lee Edward Hartman, Jr. August 15th, 1943 - August 28th, 2014 Lee Edward Hartman, Jr. passed away on Thursday morning after suffering a stroke at his home in Austin. Lee was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, on August 15, 1943 to Dr. Lee Edward Hartman and Nona Cook Hartman, a schoolteacher. Just three years, old he moved with his parents and big sister Sara to East Texas, where his father...
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Catherine M. Mikos

October 15, 1918 - August 27, 2014

Catherine M. (Whalen) Mikos, 95, formerly of Highland Park, IL and Lake Forest, IL, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014, in Arden Courts in Austin, TX, following an extended illness. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on October 15, 1918, she was the daughter of Thomas J. and Mary Ellen (Tully) Whalen. She was a graduate of Langley High School. She was married in Pittsburgh, to John J. Mikos on July 19,...
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Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside

February 27, 1928 - August 27, 2014

Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside of Austin, Texas passed away August 27, 2014. She was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on February 27, 1928 to Roy B. Dent and Mary Odell (Johnson) Dent of Timpson, Texas. She grew up in Tenaha and Timpson, Texas and graduated from Timpson High School. On November 27, 1947, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Stanley Whiteside and spent more than 52 years...
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Lane Warburton

September 11, 1969 - August 25, 2014

Lane Golden Warburton passed away at his home in Austin, Texas, on August 25, 2014. Warburton, Lane Golden was born September 11, 1969, in Alice, Texas, to Lawrence Henry Warburton and Jeanelle Golden Warburton. He graduated from Alice High School, Class of 1988. He attended college at what was Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, and would later complete his Associates Degree in...
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Ralph Daugherty, Jr.

December 25, 1929 - August 25, 2014

Ralph Howard Daugherty, Jr. passed away peacefully August 25, after a courageous battle to overcome complications suffered from an automobile accident in May. Ralph was born to Ralph Howard Daugherty Sr. and Nancy Karon Holland on Christmas Day 1929 in Ada, Oklahoma. Shortly after his birth, he moved to Rankin, a small west Texas town. He graduated valedictorian from Rankin High School and...
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William "Spike" Parker

March 14, 1945 - August 25, 2014

William C. (Spike) Parker, a lifelong resident of Austin, passed away on August 25, 2014. He was born March 14, 1945 to Morris W. Parker and Viola Pearl Williams Parker, who both preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Vicki J. Parker; daughters, Michelle Parker Baumbach and husband Donald Baumbach, Stephanie Parker Barker and husband S. E. Barker, Shawna Guidry Kowis, husband E J...
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Wanda Ruth Fielder

January 8, 1937 - August 23, 2014

Wanda Ruth Cunningham Fielder passed away at her home in Austin, Texas, on August 23, 2014. Wanda was born on January 8, 1937, to Orville Rudolph and Pauline Jones Cunningham in Quemado, Texas. Wanda began school in Quemado and eventually graduated from Spur High School. She was then accepted to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She graduated in 1956 with a degree in mathematics. ...
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Lorraine Whitman Adams

June 14, 1930 - August 22, 2014

Fort Worth native Lorraine Adams, aged 84, has joined her husband Fred, and son Fred 3, in the hereafter. Lorraine passed away at home, on Sunday August 24th 2014, in the company of her family and dear friends. She is survived by sons Alvin and Mark Adams. Fred and Lorraine were married for 59 years and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 4th, 2014. Lorraine...
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Frances Bisang Monroe

October 6, 1926 - August 21, 2014

Frances Bisang Monroe, 87, of Austin, Texas passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Frankie was born in San Antonio on October 6, 1926 to Dorothy and Sylvan Bisang. Frankie attended Thomas Jefferson High School and Incarnate Word College. In 1946 Frankie married Robert (Bobby) Monroe and they lived in El Paso and San Antonio before permanently settling in Austin in 1954. Frankie was a...
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Martha Ann (Gouger) Halden

July 22, 1933 - August 21, 2014

Martha Ann (Gouger) Halden of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on August 21, 2014 after courageously enduring numerous health issues. She was born July 22, 1933 in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from Sunset High School in 1950, she graduated from Methodist Hospital of Dallas School of Nursing and was licensed as a Registered Nurse in 1954. While attending nursing school she met her...
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Curtis Johnson

April 21, 1936 - August 21, 2014

Curtis Johnson, age 78, of Austin, TX passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born April 21, 1936 to Helen & Elmer Johnson in Austin. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Wanda Breed Johnson; his daughter and son-in-law Bev and Raymund Kuenast; his son Rusty Johnson; and son and daughter-in-law Clay and Suzanne Johnson, all of Austin. He is also survived by...
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Velma Fay Kirschner

June 12, 1914 - August 21, 2014

Velma Fay Kirschner, 100, quietly passed away Thursday morning in her home in Florence, TX. Velma was a 50+ year resident of Austin, TX. She retired from Texas Automotive Insurance Services in 1979 after 34 years of service. Velma Fay (West) Kirschner was born near Leander, TX. on June 12, 1914, to Steve William West and Lonnie Mae (Waley) West. She was a 1932 graduate of Liberty Hill where...
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John H. Evler III

July 4, 1942 - August 19, 2014

John H. Evler III, age 72, died at home in Austin on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Known to family and close friends as Jay, John was born in Frederick, Maryland, to parents Catherine Adele Evler and John H. Evler II. John attended high school in Westminster, Maryland; after graduating from high school, he joined the United States Air Force. After completing his four years of service, he returned...
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Billye Lee Sorgee

April 5, 1925 - August 18, 2014

Billye Lee Roark Sorgee, 89, died August 18th, in Cedar Park. She was born April 5, 1925 in Collingsworth County in the eastern part of the Texas panhandle. Billye was the first child of Lee and Nova Roark and was the first grandchild of her generation in the Roark and Morris families. She grew up in the tiny community of Lutie, Texas. She began her schooling at Lutie and was a member of one...
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David L. Huff

April 30, 1931 - August 15, 2014

David Huff, academician, rancher, husband, father, grandfather, and friend died on August 15, 2014 after a full and rewarding life. He was born on April 30, 1931 in McMinnville, TN to Dawson L. Huff and Alice Lynch Huff. A brother, James, followed the next year. All have predeceased him. David spent an idyllic boyhood on Lake Oswego, OR before moving on to find a college or career that held...
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Frank Stockwell

December 10, 1929 - August 14, 2014

Francis "Frank" Stockwell, age 84, passed away August 14, 2014 at Colonial Gardens, Austin, TX. Frank was born on December 10, 1929 in Henderson, NY. After completing high school, He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served from 1947 to 1956 with the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, HI and later in Bainbridge, MD as a machine accountant second class. During his service he was...
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Modelle Ballard

November 12, 1917 - August 14, 2014

Modelle Brasher Ballard passed from this life on August 14, 2014 at the age of 96. She was born on November 12, 1917 in Lubbock, Texas to Corrie Lee Acuff Brasher and Larence Hubbard Brasher. A few years later her family moved to Weslaco, Texas where her father began a retail business. They remained there until they moved to the Austin-Dripping Springs area midway through the Great...
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Patricia "Pat" Lane Boon

September 29, 1928 - August 13, 2014

Patricia "Pat" Lane Boon, age 85, passed away August 13, 2014 at Longhorn Village, Austin, TX. The angels are surely singing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" which is one of Pat's favorite songs. Pat was born on September 29, 1928 in Harlingen, TX and grew up in Longview, TX. After completing high school, she enrolled at Kilgore Junior College where two noteworthy things happened. She met her future...
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Heather Renee Lord Tamez

December 31, 1979 - August 12, 2014

"Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind." - Anonymous In loving memory of Heather Renee Lord Tamez, born December 31,1979 and handed to God on August 12, 2014, daughter of Laurance and Carol, sister of Andy and Will. Beloved wife of Darby, mother of Donovan, stepmother of Jason, Ben, Sabrina and Daughter-in-law to John, Jesusa, Louis and Gayle. Sister-in...
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Hunter Ross Williams

October 6, 1986 - August 12, 2014

Hunter "Ross" Williams, born October 6, 1986 passed away suddenly on August 12, 2014. Ross was a native of Austin, Texas and a graduate of McCallum High School. He was an avid fisherman, marksman, hunter and a good athlete. Ross was the most thoughtful, sweetest person. He was very loyal to his family and friends, and he was always there for those in need. He had an infectious personality...
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Mary Hurst

September 25, 1922 - August 12, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Palm Hurst passed away on August 12, 2014. Mary was born September 25, 1922, in Austin, the daughter of Edward Joel Palm of Austin and Martha Meachum Palm, originally of Anderson, Texas. She attended public schools in Austin and Huntsville and graduated from the University of Texas with a B.B.A. degree in 1944. She was married to John Kennard Hurst on October 11, 1946 until his...
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Josephine Bluntzer

April 14, 1940 - August 12, 2014

Josephine Nicklin Bluntzer "Jo", age 74, passed away on August 12, 2014. She was born on April 14, 1940 in Port Arthur, Texas to Francis Oliver Nicklin, Sr. and Josephine Mellers Nicklin. After she graduated from Bishop Byrne Catholic High School in Port Arthur, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1962 and master's degree in education in 1965 at the University of Texas. Jo taught sixth grade in...
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Ann Prescott Hopkins

March 4, 1931 - August 10, 2014

Ann Prescott Hopkins, age 83, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Arden Courts in Austin, Texas. Ms. Hopkins was born March 4, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1953, and married her college sweetheart, Joseph A. Hopkins. Upon college graduation, Ms. Hopkins was a career school teacher while Mr. Hopkins...
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Jimmy Arthur Meserole

March 6, 1935 - August 8, 2014

Jimmy "Jim" Arthur Meserole of Lago Vista, Texas peacefully passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 at the age of 79. He was born in Austin, Texas on March 6, 1935 to Joe and Lucy Meserole. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend to many. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Virginia Lucille Lewis and his brother Robert Joe Meserole. He is survived in death by his son,...
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Mazie Lou Burton

February 19, 1922 - August 6, 2014

Mazie Lou Erlenbusch Burton 92, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, August 6, 2014. She was born on February 19, 1922 in Houston, Texas and was one of three children to Bertha Croswell Erlenbusch and Otto Lewis Erlenbusch of Decatur, IL. Her parents, her older sister Helen, younger brother Guy and her husband Leonard Miller Burton (52 years) and second husband, Homer Long (4 years) of Austin,...
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Marion Grace Hollingshead

April 10, 1922 - August 6, 2014

Marion Grace Hollingshead went home August 6, 2014 of natural causes. Born in Covington, OK on April 10, 1922 to John and Inez Bish, her family moved to Texas in the mid-1920's, with her father being one of the pioneers in the Texas oil business. Marion graduated from Alvin High School in 1940, and then received a Nursing certificate from St. Joseph Hospital - Houston in Dec 1942. Marion was...
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Charles Arthur (C.A.) Muller

November 21, 1925 - August 1, 2014

32,370 days Grandpa, just 32,370 days. It is easy to count the days you were with us, but as I sit down to express our sadness, gratitude and share your story… I am finding it difficult to put it down on paper. We can measure how long you have been with us, but we could never measure what you brought to our lives. God blessed us with you on November 21st, 1925 and you left a lasting mark on our...
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Ewan James Ragsdale

July 30, 2014 - July 30, 2014

Ewan James Ragsdale, beautiful son of Randi and Ian Ragsdale; brother of Ruby; beloved grandchild of Stacey Townsend, Rodney Hernandez, Delilah Blake, and James Ragsdale; cherished nephew of Steven Hernandez, Devon Ragsdale, and Jeffrey Ragsdale, passed away during childbirth on July 30, 2014. Ewan is a treasured gift who touched the lives of many. We will always miss and love you.
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Roger Joseph Byrne

May 25, 1933 - July 30, 2014

Roger Joseph Byrne passed away on July 30, 2014. He was born on May 25, 1933, in Peosta, Iowa, to Marcella and Joseph Byrne. He graduated from Loras College, and received two further degrees from the University of Iowa. He served in the United States Army. Roger worked for FMC Corporation, Envirotech Corporation and ITT Corporation in various engineering and sales positions. He was awarded...
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William Douglas "Doug" Dohmann

December 23, 1944 - July 28, 2014

William Douglas "Doug" Dohmann, born December 23, 1944 in Weesatche, Goliad County, Texas and passed away on July 28, 2014 in Austin, Texas following a brief illness. Doug graduated Cum Laude from Victoria high school. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Dohmann, mother, Lizzie Dohmann, and brother, Donnie Dohmann. Doug is survived by Cornelia "Sam" Arhelger of Bastrop and son...
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William Prichard Person

February 13, 1950 - July 26, 2014

Person, William Prichard William Prichard Person of Austin, TX, passed away on July 26, 2014 following a valiant ten-year battle with cancer. Will was born on February 13, 1950, in Vicksburg, MS, and grew up in nearby Port Gibson. After graduating from Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN, Will left college to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He then moved to Flagstaff, AZ,...
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Virginia Edith Muller

August 16, 1927 - July 25, 2014

Dear Grandma, There is just so much we still want to say to you although you were called to heaven on July 25th, 2014. We had time to say our long goodbyes, but it just wasn't long enough. You have touched so many lives in your 86 years and none more so than that of your husband, Charlie Muller. After 66 years of marriage he misses you so terribly that he literally has a broken heart. You were...
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Anna Elizabeth Peterson Kleinman

August 19, 1931 - July 23, 2014

Anna Elizabeth Peterson Kleinman, 82, of Austin, TX passed away July 23, 2014 after an extended illness. She was born on August 19, 1931 in Broxton, GA to Manning W Peterson and Inez Kight Lotheridge who both preceded her in death, as well as her husband, Robert 'Bob' L. Kleinman. She is survived by four children: daughter, Gayle (Atkinson) & John Ball of Lexington, SC; son, Steve & Lola...
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Margaret Lillie Marek Hunter

May 9, 1926 - July 21, 2014

Margaret Lillie Marek Hunter Margaret Hunter of Austin, Texas was born on May 9, 1926 in Burleson County, Texas to Hynek and Annie Skirvanek Marek. She passed away on July 21, 2014 in Austin, Texas at the age of 88. After graduating from high school Margaret attended Durham Business College in Austin. Following her completion of business studies she went to work at Camp Swift, Texas. There...
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Mark David Strickert

April 9, 1964 - July 20, 2014

Mark David Strickert, 50, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Maui. A beloved husband and father, Mark was born April 9, 1964 in Bradenton, Florida. Mark earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Mark joined IBM after graduation, where he met and fell in love with his best friend, Mary. At the time of his death, Mark was...
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Elsie Lawrence Clemens

March 20, 1916 - July 20, 2014

Elsie Lawrence Clemens Elsie Lawrence Clemens died on July 20, 2014. She was born March 20, 1916 to C.W. and Ethie Wood Lawrence in Quitman, Texas. The Lawrence and Wood families were early settlers of Wood County, Texas and Elsie was proud to be a fourth generation Texan. Growing up in Brackenridge, Texas she was not happy when her junior year of high school her family moved to Longview,...
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Gustavo Olivares

November 22, 1919 - July 19, 2014

Gustavo Olivares, 94 of Austin, Texas went to his heavenly rest on July 19, 2014. Gustavo, "Gus" to his friends was born in Mexico November 22, 1919. At a very young age, Gus came to the United States with his parents. Gus grew up in central Texas and left when drafted for military service during World War II. Severe battle wounds left Gus greatly challenged, but never defeated. The United...
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Lorene S. Zoch

August 11, 1926 - July 15, 2014

Lorene S. Zoch age 87 of Giddings died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was born August 11, 1926 in Giddings and was the daughter of Henry and Selma (Fischer) Namken. She was a lifelong resident of Giddings and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Immanuel Ladies Aid for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Herbert Zoch, her brothers, Albert, Alton,...
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Sarah Kathryn Malone Turner

August 17, 1937 - July 14, 2014

Sarah Kathryn Malone Turner, was born in Gainesville, TX on August 17, 1937 as the only child to Jesse Bennett Malone and Helen Louise Steck Williams. She passed away on July 14, 2014 in Austin, TX. She is preceded in death by her son, Miles Bennett Turner and her parents. A longtime resident of Austin, Sarah was an extremely bright and kind person with many friends. Sarah attended...
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Raymond Louis Neubauer

February 6, 1942 - July 13, 2014

Raymond Louis Neubauer, Senior Lecturer in Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, died of a sudden heart attack in his home in Austin on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Dr. Neubauer had been teaching in the College of Natural Science since 1994 where he was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2001, teaching a variety of courses including Genetics, Genetics and Evolution, the Structure and Function of...
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Jim Row

February 9, 1948 - July 13, 2014

Jim Row, beloved father, husband, grandfather and friend, died in Austin on July 13th surrounded by family and friends. Jim was a joy to everyone he knew, even only for a moment. The irresistible twinkle in his eye lured many a friend into his singular, adventure-filled world. That same twinkle let you know there was some scheme he was hatching, but never to harm, only to create unique and...
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Martha Woods Covert

May 14, 1926 - July 9, 2014

Martha Woods Covert died peacefully July 9, 2014, with her husband and daughters by her side. Born on May 14, 1926, her parents were Joseph Edgar Woods and Kathryn Gary Doyle Woods of Teague, TX. When she was 11 years old, her parents moved to Temple, TX, where Martha lived until graduating from Temple High School. Her early childhood included travelling with her parents to bank conventions,...
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Seneca Justice Smith

September 14, 1977 - July 7, 2014

Seneca Justice Smith of Austin, Texas, passed on July 7, 2014, at the age of 36. A beloved husband, father, son, brother and grandson. He will be missed by his family as well as a host of friends and associates. He was a computer genius, a talented musician, an awesome handyman, loved all things Japanese, and playing video games with friends and his children. He is survived by his wife Anna...
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Katie Margaret McGuire

November 1, 1914 - July 6, 2014

Katie Margaret (Gladney) McGuire of Austin, passed peacefully into the tender care of our Lord on July 6, 2014. She was born on November 1, 1914 in Waxahachie, Texas to H.R. Gladney and Ella Nelson Gladney. Margaret was a Christian her entire life. Margaret received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas A. and I. Kingsville and enjoyed a long teaching career culminating with many years as...
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Robert Eugene Keith

April 11, 1928 - July 4, 2014

Dr. Robert Eugene Keith, resident of Austin since 1978, passed away peacefully on July 4. Born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1928, he became a research engineer at the GE Research Laboratory in Schenectady, NY and Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, OH, and an Assoc. Professor of Industrial Engineering at Penn State. He graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy in Gulfport, MS and the...
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Robert E. Askew, Sr. MD

March 25, 1928 - July 4, 2014

Robert E. Askew, Sr. MD died on July 4th, 2014, an auspicious date for a man who so loved the people and principles of these United States. Born a Texan to Lyndon and Marie Askew, Bob grew up in Ferris. The University of Texas taught Bob, among many other things, to sing "The Eyes of Texas" proudly and his blood ran orange ever since. After a brief stint in the in U.S. Army, Bob returned to...
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Katheryne Brady Chote

April 10, 1921 - July 4, 2014

Katheryne Brady Chote was born April 10, 1921 in Galveston, Texas and passed away July 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Gage Chote in 1968 after 26 years of marriage. Katheryne is survived by their two children, William Gage Chote, Jr. of Houston, Texas and Nancy Chote Hagman of McQueeney, Texas. She also had one granddaughter, Karen Hagman Lundquist and two...
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Hal Starkey

June 19, 1922 - July 4, 2014

Hal Starkey passed on peacefully at his home in Austin July 4, 2014. He was an "Old Austinite", amusing storyteller and merry prankster. Born in Jacksonville, Texas on June 19, 1922, his family moved to Austin in 1923. Hal graduated from Austin High School in 1941. After 1943 Hal joined the Army Air Corps and trained as a B-24 bomber pilot. While on leave one Christmas, he married his high...
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Ida Pearl Pointer Bryson Haggerty

December 25, 1917 - July 4, 2014

IDA PEARL POINTER BRYSON HAGGERTY Pearl was born to John A. Logan Pointer and Amanda Jane Hayes Pointer on December 25, 1917 near Newsome, Texas (in deep east Texas). She passed away on July 4, 2014 at the age of 96. Pearl's family left east Texas in 1922 or 1923 and moved to Collin County, Texas. When she was 12 years old the family moved to Whitewright, Texas (Grayson, County). There she...
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Dan Carey Elliott

October 3, 1951 - July 3, 2014

Dan Carey Elliott of Austin, Texas died peacefully on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at his home with his wife at his side. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 3, 1951, Dan was the son of Dan Elliott and Olevia Jones. He grew up in Louisiana with seven brothers and sisters where he graduated Jefferson high school. He has been a resident of Austin, Texas since 1984. He is survived by his wife,...
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Sara Lamun Hilgers

July 3, 1922 - July 2, 2014

Sara Lamun Hilgers, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, community librarian and friend to many, died on July 2, 2014, in Austin. She was preceded in death by her loving parents and by her brother whom she adored, David Lamun. Sara was born on July 3, 1922 to Bernard and Sylvia Lamun in Kaw City, Oklahoma. They moved to Coffeyville, Kansas and in the midst of the Great Depression, her family...
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Louise Marie Trammell Martin

May 9, 1918 - July 1, 2014

Louise Marie Trammell Martin was born May 9, 1918, to Lewis S. Trammell and Louise DeBrosse Trammell in Houston, Texas, and passed away peacefully July 1, 2014, at age 96. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, attending schools taught by the Ursuline nuns. In 1969, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Houston, Phi Beta Phi. She subsequently earned her Master's...
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Lynn Sherwood Salvador

July 28, 1928 - June 30, 2014

Lynn Sherwood Salvador of Austin, Texas died on June 30, 2014. She was born in Beatrice, Nebraska on July 28, 1928. She attended Vassar College and Stanford University, where she met geology doctoral student, Amos Salvador. She graduated and married Amos in June 1950. Together they had three children and were married for 57 years. Lynn was an avid reader with many interests. She became fluent...
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Hubert Allan Henry

October 13, 1919 - June 30, 2014

Hubert Allan Henry was born on October 13, 1919 in Pleasanton, Texas. He attended elementary school in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Austin High School in Austin, Texas. In 1941, he entered the U.S. Army as a private. He retired from the Air Force Reserve after 25 years of military service, including five years on active duty. He held enlisted, warrant officer, and commissioned grades...
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Lura Lee Chapman

July 31, 1919 - June 28, 2014

Lura Lee Scott Chapman was a long time resident of Austin and an avid baseball fan. She died in her sleep on June 28, 2014 in Austin, Texas. She was born July 31, 1919 to Ruth Corbett Scott and Dan W. Scott on a farm near Melissa, Collin County, Texas. She grew up in McKinney, Texas. Lura Lee was the belle of McKinney, and the local newspaper wrote glowing accounts of her freshman year at TCU...
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Malcolm Graham

August 20, 1941 - June 26, 2014

Malcolm Smith Graham of Austin died on June 26, 2014 at the Summit at Westlake Hills surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Mary Bland and Tom Graham on August 20, 1941 in Austin. Malcolm attended Wooldridge and Casis Elementary Schools, O'Henry Junior High, and graduated from Austin High in 1959. He received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and a...
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Arnold "Arnie" Spitzer

September 1, 1942 - June 24, 2014

Arnold "Arnie" Spitzer, age 71 passed away unexpectedly on June 24. He was a native of Sunnyside in Queens, NY and though long removed from New York City, he carried a piece of New York with him everywhere he went. He would mystify his family with peculiar un-Texan phrases like "What's doin'?". Arnie served in the U.S. Army between wars as an M.P. stationed at Ft. Bragg, and...
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Betty Rylander

May 28, 1921 - June 23, 2014

Grace Elizabeth Zirkel Rylander (Betty) went to her home in Heaven on June 23, 2014. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend. Betty was born on May 28, 1921 in San Antonio, Texas to Raymond Zirkel and Grace Ryan Zirkel. Growing up, Betty was surrounded by a huge, close knit, loving family. She graduated from Brackenridge High School and attended...
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Ivan Johnson Jr.

September 24, 1939 - June 23, 2014

Ivan Johnson, Jr., 74 years old, of Spicewood, Texas passed away June 23, 2014. He was born in Alabama on September 24, 1939 to parents Ivan Johnson, Sr. and Ollie Newton. He was retired from a long career as a team member of Motorola's MOS 8. Ivan Johnson is survived by Angie Laas and Steve Laas, daughter and son-in-law, Courtney Laas, granddaughter, and his five younger siblings, Gail...
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David Wyatt Everett

August 2, 1953 - June 22, 2014

David Wyatt Everett, of Austin, Texas, died on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Born in Odessa, Texas on August 2, 1953, Dave was the son of Jess and Bernice Everett. He is survived by his wife Lois Bilbrough, sister Karen Beatty and her spouse Buck Beatty, sister Jeri Hancock and her spouse Mike Hancock, children David Lee Everett and Regina Willis, grandchildren Audra Everett-Cameron, Cole Willis and...
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Frank Lyman III

June 11, 1968 - June 21, 2014

Frank Trenholm Lyman III, 46, of Austin, Texas, loving and beloved husband, father, son, brother, and son-in-law, died early Saturday morning, June 21, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on the outskirts of Austin. A vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the road hit the Lyman family's vehicle head-on. The two other passengers, Frank's wife and youngest daughter,...
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David Gelber

November 20, 1942 - June 21, 2014

David Marshall Gelber, 71, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 21, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. Mr. Gelber, who discovered his passion for running at the age of 55, was a proud member of Gilbert's Gazelles Running Club in Austin and a 4-time marathon finisher. A Chicago native, by way of Philadelphia, Mr. Gelber moved to Austin in 1993 to pursue his interest in being a...
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Melvin Crawford

August 7, 1922 - June 20, 2014

Melvin Crawford, age 91, passed from this life to be with the Lord on Friday, June 20, 2014 in Austin Texas. He was born August 7, 1922 in Thrall, Texas to William Rufus and Stella Crawford. Melvin grew up in rural Central Texas during the Great Depression. He graduated from Manor High School in 1941. After high school, he was hired by Underwood Corporation but then enlisted in the Navy in...
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Lily Hannah Josephine Dawson

March 6, 1919 - June 17, 2014

Lily Hannah Josephine Dawson Born on March 6, 1919. Went HOME on June 17, 2014. Lily was born in a small, dusty village in India called Bethlehem, in South India. Her parents were Samuel and Koilpillai. Her father was a Christian missionary and went from village to village preaching God's Word. Her mother was a school teacher committed to spreading Christianity in the remote villages. ...
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Charles Lyle Bailey

October 15, 1934 - June 16, 2014

Charles Lyle Bailey, 79, of Austin, passed away on June ¬16, 2014, of complications from Emphysema. He was born in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas on October 15, 1934, to the late Robert Bailey and Opal (Lyle) Bailey. In 1940, his family moved to Navasota, TX. As a boy, he loved to camp, hunt and fish with his father and older brother, Robert (Bob). Active in Scouting, he was very proud to...
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Ruth Marie Luedemann

September 8, 1923 - June 15, 2014

Ruth Marie Byers Luedemann, 90, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, passed peacefully from this life, June 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas, surrounded by her loving family. A memorial celebration of the life and resurrection of sweet Ruth will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA. Following the service, everyone...
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Joy C. Senter

October 3, 1930 - June 15, 2014

Joy C. Senter, 83, peacefully left this earth to meet her Lord and Savior, Sunday, June 15, 2014 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born October 3, 1930 in Hallettsville, Texas, Joy loved her family and friends and was "a special angel" to all, including the wildlife and strays in Highland Hills. Her love for God's creatures, great and small, was unequaled. She will be remembered for...
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Joy Manning Scott

August 13, 1923 - June 12, 2014

Mary Jane Joy Manning Scott was born on August 13, 1923 to Ruth Seaman Manning and Henry Grady Manning. She died peacefully at home in Austin, TX on June 12, 2014. An only child, Joy enjoyed residing in her family home, The Marion Hotel in Little Rock, AR living like "Eloise" with her pet Pekingese and play house on the penthouse terrace. Educated as a young girl on many family travels...
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Dorothy Celeste (Sis) Rowley Edgar

December 12, 1923 - June 11, 2014

Dorothy Celeste (Sis) Rowley Edgar My dear mother, Sis, age 90, died June 11, 2014. She was born in Austin, Texas, on December 12, 1923, at the home of her parents on Deep Eddy Avenue. Sis may be the last of the Deep Eddy "Rats", a band of folks who lived and gathered at the pool. She graduated from Austin High School, became a bride June 14, 1941 and my mother in 1943. Her interests,...
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Deborah Ludeman Meyer

May 24, 1952 - June 10, 2014

Deborah Ludeman Meyer Debi passed peacefully from this life at home on June 10, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. She was surrounded by friends and family who were so important in her life. Debi lived courageously with cancer for over 28 years; living every day fully in spite of significant medical challenges and bringing with her insight and an optimism which was a frequent inspiration to all around her. ...
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Robert (Bob) Thomas Edwards

May 28, 1928 - June 10, 2014

Edwards, Robert (Bob) Thomas Robert (Bob) Thomas Edwards, 86, of Austin, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 10, at the Sagebrook Health Center in Cedar Park following complications of Lewy Body Dementia. Bob was born in Houston Texas on May 28, 1928 to Kathryn and Irwin Edwards, and lived in Taylor, Texas for much of his childhood. Bob graduated from Taylor High School in 1945, and...
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