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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

Catherine Fordtran Thompson Zelsman

September 2, 1926 - January 14, 2017

Catherine Zelsman died peacefully at home on January 14, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born on September 2, 1926 in Houston, Texas to Evelyn Straughan Thompson and William Fordtran Thompson. She was the second of four daughters. Catherine attended Montrose Elementary, Lanier Junior High and graduated from Lamar High School in 1943. Known as Kay Way to many, a number of her life long...
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William Dixon Benson

March 25, 1949 - January 13, 2017

William Dixon Benson (Dick Benson) died at Saint David's - Austin on Friday January 13, 2017 due to complications from Type 1 Diabetes. He was 67 years old. Dick Benson was born on March 25th, 1949 in Dallas, Texas to William E. and Lee Benson. In 1972 he graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with emphasis in Psychology and Philosophy. Dick was the Student Body President at the...
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Adrienne Peel

November 25, 1962 - January 13, 2017

Adrienne Peel, 54 years young- beautiful daughter, cherished sister, world's best mommy, dedicated aunt, and faithful friend -finished her final journey of this life on January 13, 2017 after a courageous nine month battle with cancer. Despite a devastating diagnosis, she never lost her strong will to face the challenges with courage, determination, and her feisty humor. Born on November 25,...
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Gladys Alma Soiseth

September 7, 1930 - January 12, 2017

Gladys Alma Soiseth, 86, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, January 12, 2017. She was born September 7, 1930 in Austin, Texas where she spent almost her entire life. She had a long distinguished career at the Internal Revenue Service. After her retirement, she devoted many years to her church serving as Office Manager at Lord of Life Lutheran. Gladys was preceded in death by her...
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Ruth Lentsch Goines

October 30, 1921 - January 10, 2017

Ruth Lentsch Goines, 95, of Austin, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born October 30, 1921 in Houston, Texas to Clarence Horner Lentsch and Lucy Underwood Lentsch, Ruth was a 5th generation Texan on her mother's side. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as a descendent of Asa Underwood who was a patriot during the Revolutionary War. She was also a...
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Zachary (Zac) Khabir Anam

March 27, 1997 - January 9, 2017

Zachary (Zac) Khabir Anam, 19 of Austin Texas left this world January 9th, 2017. Zachary was a boy, a devoted son, a protective brother and a compassionate friend. He began his life March 27th, 1997 in New Haven, Connecticut a six-pound gift of joy. His parents, Sayeed and Cara moved to Austin where Zac attended Mills Elementary, Small Middle School, Gorzycki Middle School and graduated from...
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Mary Margaret (Peggy) Shepherd Jenkins Yonge

October 25, 1948 - January 8, 2017

Yonge, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Shepherd Jenkins, 68, of Austin, TX, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2017, after a six year battle with lung and brain cancer. Peggy was born in Tyler, Texas, on October 25, 1948. Her family eventually moved to Midland, Texas, where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1966, excelling as a tennis player, earning the title of Homecoming Queen and...
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Paul Edward Pittman

September 23, 1955 - January 8, 2017

Paul Edward Pittman, age 61, was born in Parsons, West Virginia on September 23, 1955 to parents Charles E. Pittman and E. June Rudd, and died in Austin, Texas on January 8, 2017. As a small child, he became fascinated by chemistry and its study was his lifelong pursuit. In his early teens, Mr. Pittman sustained disabling injuries in an accident, and had a long recovery. Resuming his studies...
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Nancy Catterton Guerra

December 8, 1953 - January 8, 2017

Nancy Catterton Guerra, age 63, was born on December 8, 1953, in Baltimore, Maryland. She passed away suddenly on January 8, 2017 at her home in Austin, Texas. Her husband Ed Guerra and step-son Edward Guerra preceded her in death. She is survived by her parents Alvin and Jeannette Catterton of Bradenton, Florida; sisters Gail Ensey of Glen Burnie, Maryland and Patricia Beverage and her husband...
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Juanita Kay Ledesma

June 2, 1947 - January 8, 2017

Juanita Kay Ledesma, 69, of Cedar Park, TX, answered God's call to heaven on Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was born in Austin, TX on June 2, 1947 to her parents Joe and Katherine Pineda Mendoza. Juanita is survived by her husband Nick Ledesma of 48 years of marriage; daughter Michelle Ledesma-Carmona and son in-law John Carmona; grandchildren Travis Ledesma, Ashley-Nicole Ledesma, and...
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Joy Ann Robertson

February 19, 1937 - January 8, 2017

Joy Ann Robertson, 79, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Joy was born on February 19, 1937 in Senath, Missouri to A.B. and Farris Wallace. On October 12, 1957 she married John R. Robertson, a United States Air Force Pilot, from Honersville, Missouri. During their 59 year marriage they lived in several states and settled in Austin, Texas. Joy was a devoted...
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Edward Blake Paulissen

February 5, 1966 - January 6, 2017

A stand-up comic dies and meets St. Peter at the Pearly Gates… Ed Blake Paulissen, beloved brother, son, nephew, cousin, and friend died in Austin on January 6, 2017 surrounded by loving family members and friends. Born in Austin to parents John Bernard (Barney) and Eleanor Paulissen, who predeceased him, Ed is survived by his sister Barbara Ann Paulissen, brother Charles Andrew Paulissen...
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Gerry Jorissen

October 27, 1931 - January 6, 2017

Gerry was born in Port Arthur, Texas on October 27, 1931, the eldest of seven children of Elvina and Joseph Verdun. Throughout her life Gerry possessed the implicit courage of someone who feels God's directing hand on her shoulder - unapologetic for who she was, fearless of venturing into life's uncharted territories, and simultaneously holding out love and hope for all those who crossed her...
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Bess Gerst

May 3, 1924 - January 2, 2017

Bessie "Bess" Faye Hinton Gerst, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 2, 2017. Bess was born on May 3, 1924 in Gonzales, Texas to Bella and Claude Hinton. Upon graduation from Gonzales High School, where Bess was the Salutatorian, she entered The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated in 1947 and began teaching at...
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Carolyn McKay Berry Yaryan

February 15, 1924 - January 1, 2017

Carolyn McKay Berry Yaryan was born to Marie Josephine and Harry McKay Berry in February of 1924 here in Austin, Texas. She was a graduate of Austin High School and attended the University of Texas where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Carolyn and Jess Oliver Yaryan were married at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glendale, California in June 1942, just after the start of WWII...
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Catherine Overstreet Corbitt

April 10, 1918 - January 1, 2017

Catherine Overstreet Corbitt passed away January 1, 2017 at the age of 98. She was born April 10, 1918 in Austin to her parents Fred Leroy Overstreet and Martha Schroeder Overstreet. She was the oldest of eleven children. She worked for Grand Silver Five and Dime and Lammes Candy when growing up. Catherine graduated from Austin High in 1936. In 1941, she married Eugene Corbitt while he was...
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Bill Heathcock

August 24, 1926 - January 1, 2017

Bill C. Heathcock (90), devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2017 after complications from pneumonia. Originally from Oklahoma, Bill and his wife, Vivienne, raised their children mostly in and around the Houston area and moved to Austin in 2002. Bill was a proud Choctaw Indian and Navy Veteran of WWII, having persuaded his mother, Hazel, to...
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Linda Beall Caplin

June 15, 1939 - December 31, 2016

Linda Beall Caplin, 77, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2016 at her home in Pflugerville, Texas. Linda was born June 15, 1939 in Hagerstown, MD to Robert and Jean Beall. Her father Robert, a Major with the 82nd Airborne, was killed in action during WWII. Linda was raised by her mother, Jean, and stepfather, Victor Tregea, in College Park, MD. She attended Mount Union College in Ohio...
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Robert Samuel Spiller

March 30, 1949 - December 30, 2016

Robert Samuel Spiller passed away on December 30, 2016 at the age of 67. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Kay Sanderson Spiller. Bob was full of life; he was an inspiration of kindness and generosity. His laugh and energetic spirit were contagious. Bob was born on March 30, 1949 in Austin. He grew up on Park Boulevard with five siblings and large group of neighborhood friends...
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Jack R. Crosby

August 4, 1926 - December 30, 2016

Jack R. Crosby passed away peacefully on December 30, 2016 at the Arbor at Westminster in Austin, Texas. He was surrounded by his family, and was visited in his final days by loyal friends from decades of entrepreneurship and civic involvement. He inspired legions through his kindness, generosity, honesty, humor, spirit of fun and sense of adventure. He was happiest in the company of family and...
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Warren M. Beaman II

February 21, 1921 - December 29, 2016

Warren M. Beaman II died peacefully, in his own home, on December 29, 2016. His energy and direction was always toward the good. His presence has been felt, and his mark has been made. His job is done. Well done. Warren M. Beaman II was born in Dallas, Texas on February 21, 1921. He was the elder son of Warren and Lillie Mae Beaman. He discovered the magic of radio at a young age, appearing...
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Guadalupe Piña Talamantes

February 25, 1923 - December 28, 2016

Guadalupe Piña Talamantes, 93, of Laredo, Texas, died on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas. He was born on February 25, 1923, in Gary, Indiana to Guadalupe Saenz Talamantes and Maria Piña Talamantes. Guadalupe went to school in Mexico and Gary, Indiana through the 8th grade. He retired from the Chrysler Corporation, working as a crane operator for many years. Guadalupe was in...
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Sarah Arriaga

February 21, 1934 - December 28, 2016

Severiana "Sarah" Rubio Arriaga returned to her maker on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the age of 82 to join her husband, Andy after 46 years of marriage. Sarah passed away in her home at Retirement and Nursing Center in Austin, Texas. Sarah was born in McNeil, Texas on February 21, 1934 to Amado Loa Rubio and Guadalupe Palacios Rubio. Sarah is survived by her sole son, Orlando Arriaga;...
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Cathryne Grace "Cate" George

February 28, 2014 - December 28, 2016

Cathryne Grace George "Cate", age 2, died peacefully Wednesday night, December 28, 2016. Cate was the daughter of Jonathan and Emily George and sister of Jake, age 5. Cate was our teacher and taught us to marvel at life and embrace it and its mysteries with full and open hearts. She held a candle for all of God's creatures that are muted, powerless, and rely solely on the kindness of others....
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Hallie Slaughter Casey

March 6, 1945 - December 27, 2016

Hallie Slaughter Casey, 71, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 27th surrounded by loved ones. Born in San Antonio, Texas on March 6, 1945, Hallie was the second of five children, born to George Owen Slaughter and Hallie Groos Slaughter. In 1957, she met the man who was to be the love of her life, Shelby Tim Casey. She was introduced to him as "Sweet Hallie," a name that fit...
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Jerry Allan Dietz

November 10, 1939 - December 27, 2016

Jerry Allan Dietz passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 27, 2016 at the age of 77. He was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Jo Nell Dietz. Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Lisa Dietz; lovingly remembered by his daughters, Susanna Hentrich and Roxie Nikolakos and his son, Timothy Dietz along with his five grandchildren , Angelina, Gianni, Mackenzy,...
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Wade Robert Gillham

October 27, 1967 - December 27, 2016

Wade Robert Gillham, late Corporate Marketing Director for Austin, TX-based Silicon Labs; beloved son, brother, husband and father; and dear friend to many, died on December 27, 2016, at Christopher House in Austin following a 28-month battle with cancer. He was 49. The youngest of four brothers, Wade was born in Stillwater, OK, in 1967 to Bill and Anabel Gillham—a father completing his...
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Clyde Allan Seekatz

July 3, 1947 - December 26, 2016

Clyde Allan Seekatz, 69, of Pflugerville, answered God's call to come home Monday, December 26, 2016. He was born in Austin, Texas on July 3, 1947 to A.E and Helen A. Seekatz. On March 7th 1969, he married Patricia Ann Rushing at Koenig Lane Christian Church in Austin, Texas. After attending McCallum High School in Austin, he studied drafting at Durham Business School. He then worked...
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Maynard Spitz

January 2, 1919 - December 26, 2016

Maynard Spitz, 97, of Austin, Texas passed away on December 26, 2016. Maynard was born on January 2, 1919 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Maynard lived a full life and excelled in everything to which he put his mind. He was an Army veteran of WWII and served in New Guinea during the war. Upon his return, Maynard began a long and distinguished career with the Veteran's Administration in Washington...
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Mary Ann Lewis Bowman

March 25, 1925 - December 26, 2016

Mary Ann Lewis Bowman, affectionately known as Weedie, passed away peacefully at her home in Austin on December 26, 2016 in the presence of her loving family. Her quick wit and playful sense of humor were a delight to her family and many friends of all ages. Anchored in faith, her life was a celebration of joy, a tribute to love and an inspiration to everyone who knew her. Mary Ann was born on...
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Jean "Dusty" Case

May 26, 1927 - December 24, 2016

Jean Shirley Davis was born on Thursday, May 26, 1927, in Boston, to parents Clinton Franklin Davis, and Florence Nelson. She passed away in Round Rock on Christmas Eve, 2016. She was predeceased by her parents, and her husband, Edson Irving Case. Jean was nicknamed "Dusty" as a teen because of her blonde hair, and the alliteration created when coupled with her last name of Davis. Dusty...
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William L. Prentice

July 13, 1929 - December 23, 2016

This is the first time that Lee's picture has appeared in the Austin American Statesman and he doesn't get to see it. Lee was born, along with his twin sister Mary, in Amery, Wisconsin. He grew up in Cornell, Wisconsin, where his dad, Bill, owned a hardware store and his mother, Ruth, made the best popovers in the whole county. Cornell was named after Ezra Cornell, a lumber baron, who...
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W. Chapman Byrd

November 15, 1941 - December 20, 2016

On November 15, 1941, in Hillsboro, Texas, Rose and Weldon Byrd welcomed their first-born, Weldon Chapman Byrd. Growing up in Austin, Chapman attended Austin High School and the University of Texas where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration before attending St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio where he received his juris doctor degree. Chapman was recently...
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Art Coltharp

January 24, 1939 - December 20, 2016

Arthur (Art) Wayne Coltharp, age 77, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Let us remember that death is not the end of the road, but the beginning of a wonderful new journey which brings Art closer to God. As Art begins this new journey, he leaves behind his wife of 55 years, LaNell (Holbrook) Coltharp, his three sons: Mark and wife Amy, Scott and wife Kima, and Craig and wife...
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Peggy Dover

May 5, 1928 - December 20, 2016

Peggy Pauline Kisner Denson Dover, age 88, passed away December 20, 2016 at her daughter's home in Austin, Texas. She was born May 5, 1928 in Pine, Texas to Bertha Lee and Mike Kisner, the second youngest of 15 children. Peggy, as she was known, was active in the Union Ridge community where her children grew up, and later in Sonora and Giddings, Texas. She enjoyed gardening and spending time...
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Bonnie Leila Foster Gustafson

July 12, 1949 - December 19, 2016

Bonnie Leila Foster Gustafson, 67, of Austin, died December 19, 2016. She was born July 12, 1949 in Oakland, CA, the daughter of Felix S. and Mavis Trangrud Foster. Bonnie attended Justin F. Kimball High School in Dallas, TX, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and Angel Flight. She was the office...
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Joyce Kinney Johnson

June 16, 1931 - December 18, 2016

Joyce Kinney Johnson, 85, of Granite Shoals, TX, died December 18, 2016, in Lakeway. Born June 16, 1931 in Ridley Park, PA, the daughter of Dexter C. and Edith P. (Bentley) Kinney. Graduate of the University of Texas where she was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. Worked at City Bank on Congress Avenue for ten years in the safety deposit box and bookkeeping departments. Member of Highland Park...
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Dana Linn Ross Ingram

December 31, 1959 - December 18, 2016

Many of you have asked and I'm sure you have wondered how I'm doing? I would like to tell you that I am doing well. My sweet wife of 23 years has gone to be with Jesus, is no longer in pain, and is fully healed. We will be having a funeral for her at 2pm in Austin, Texas Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Weed-Corley-Fish North, 3125 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78705. In lieu of flowers or meals...
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Bert Hooper

December 18, 1929 - December 17, 2016

Elbert "Bert" Hooper, a true gentleman lawyer with a warm smile and a quick wit, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016, a day before his 87th birthday. He was born December 18, 1929, in Denton, Texas, to Virginia Edwards Hooper and Elbert Hooper, joining his sister Marybelle Hooper (Canfield). In 1931, the family moved to Austin. Bert graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1946....
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Harold Dean Stephens

September 8, 1931 - December 14, 2016

Dr. Harold Dean Stephens passed away peacefully in the early morning of December 14, 2016 at the age of 85 with his wife, Rosie, by his side. Dr. Stephens was born in Edinburg, TX to Cecil & Maggie Stephens. He attended Edinburg public schools and Pan American University. Years later he attended the University of Texas –Southwestern Medical School. He practiced numerous fields of...
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Boyce Hornburg

February 2, 1937 - December 13, 2016

Boyce Hornburg, 79, of Austin, TX passed away December 13, 2016 surrounded by his family. He valiantly fought chronic illness while living life his way as a devoted husband and father. He also found great success in business and never retired from the company he led for over 49 years. His dedication to his family, his wife and his work was superseded by none. He was compassionate, loyal,...
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Will David Davis, Sr.

July 18, 1929 - December 12, 2016

Will David Davis, Sr., 87, was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior, and his beloved wife Ann on December 12, 2016. Born July 18, 1929, in Houston, TX, to David Davis and Nita Barnett Davis, Will was a loving and inspiring soul that left an impression on everyone he came in contact with. Will lived in Bedias, TX, until moving to Austin in 1934. In 1939, at the age of 9 and while living through...
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Mary Alice Lemons Towns

January 20, 1924 - December 11, 2016

Mary Alice Lemons Towns passed away on December 11, 2016 at the age of 92. She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on January 20, 1924 to Charles and Elizabeth Lemons. They moved to Tyler Texas when Mary was young. She grew up in Tyler with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. During World War II, Mary moved to Washington, D.C. to become a civilian War Department worker. Mary, along with a million women,...
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John D. Westbrook

May 9, 1949 - December 11, 2016

John D. Westbrook, who devoted his career to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities, died of cancer December 11. He was 67. John was internationally recognized for his pioneering work in strengthening the quality and usefulness of disability research. Over his 33 years at SEDL, an Austin-based nonprofit educational research and development organization, he built the...
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Harris (z"l) Kaplan

March 20, 1922 - December 10, 2016

It is with sadness that we mourn the passing in Georgetown, TX of Harris Kaplan (z"l), age 94, most beloved husband for 70 years of Muriel Wacow Kaplan; cherished father of Bob and Pearl Kaplan of Cedar Park, TX, Barbara Cohn of New Rochelle, NY, Debbie and Rob Stern of Mequon, WI, and Linda and Keith Gurian of Florence, TX; cherished brother to Dorothy Grodin of El Paso, TX, and Frieda and Eph...
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Ted Lynch

April 27, 1932 - December 9, 2016

Edward Thomas Lynch, Jr. (USAF Ret.) passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Sagebrook Skilled Nursing Facility after a long fought battle with Parkinson's disease. Ted, as called by friends and family, was born on April 27, 1932 in Winthrop, MA to Edward and Ann Lynch. Ted lived a fulfilling life serving the United States, attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, then joining the...
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Doris Prather

May 8, 1924 - December 7, 2016

Doris Prather, 92, died December 7, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Doris was born on May 8, 1924 in Yoakum, Texas to Mamie and Arthur Gott. Doris' father died when she was four years old, and after Mamie's remarriage, the family moved many times to different cities in Texas due to her stepfather's employment. Doris settled in Austin, and became a secretary for the Boy Scouts of America. ...
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William Tremaine Head, Sr.

January 14, 1918 - December 3, 2016

William Tremaine Head, Sr. died December 3, 2016. Gazelle Bauer Sump, his beloved friend and companion, had died less than four weeks before. Mr. Head was born January 14, 1918, in Greenville, Texas, to Roy Burke Head and Maude Coffey Head. He grew up in Gainesville, Texas, where he graduated from Gainesville High School in 1936. In 1940, he joined the Army Air Corps. Although Mr. Head spent...
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Ramani Kolla

July 15, 1935 - December 3, 2016

Venkataramanamma (Ramani) Kolla was born on July 15, 1935, and passed away on December 3, 2016 in Austin, Texas. A visitation gathering will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel in Lakeway, followed by a reception.
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Robert Lee Bluntzer

November 8, 1933 - December 2, 2016

Robert Lee Bluntzer "Bob", age 83, passed away on December 2, 2016. He was born in Cuero, Texas to Cornelius Sixtus Bluntzer and Loraine Tietz Bluntzer. After he graduated from high school in Cuero, he served in the US Army and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Geology in 1960 at the University of Texas. Bob worked in the oil patch early in his career and then as a groundwater geologist for...
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Louise Ida Cook Towery

September 13, 1928 - December 1, 2016

After a lengthy illness, Louise Cook ("Cookie") Towery died peacefully in Austin, TX, December 1, 2016, surrounded by family. She was 88 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Roland Kenneth (Ken)Towery. Louise Ida Cook was born September 13, 1928 at her home in Knippa, Texas to Henry A. Cook and Anna Belle Wollschlaeger Cook. She was the second youngest girl in a...
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Jack Wesley Gamble, Jr.

February 20, 1952 - November 30, 2016

Jack Wesley Gamble, Jr., 64, of Austin, TX, retired entrepreneur, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at home from kidney and liver failure. Jack was born February 20, 1952 in New Orleans, LA, the son of Jack Wesley Gamble, Sr. and Doris Jean Reed Gamble. Jack was graduated from Louisiana Tech University and received an MBA from Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, PA. Jack was an Army...
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Walter E. White, Jr.

December 12, 1923 - November 29, 2016

Walter E. White Jr., age 92, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather died November 29, 2016. He was born in Austin, Texas on December 12, 1923 to Walter and Bessie White. Walter grew up on Duval Road and graduated from Austin High School. One of his proudest accomplishments in life was serving in WWII as a B24 tail gunner. He completed 30 missions and returned home...
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David Allen Solomon

January 20, 1951 - November 29, 2016

David Allen Solomon, 65, passed away on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016. He spent the last 15 years making the best of every day despite his diagnosis of early-onset dementia. David was born on January 20, 1951, in Birmingham, AL, to Nathan and Beatrice Solomon. He was the adored baby brother of his two sisters, Norma Solomon Goldman and Jane Solomon Davis. He graduated from Mountain Brook High...
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Thelma Lilija Stephens

April 19, 1922 - November 28, 2016

Thelma Lilija Stephens, age 94, of Austin, Texas, died on November 28, 2016. Thelma was born on April 19, 1922 in St. Petersburg, Russia to Krisjanis "Oskars" Klavins and Eizenija Klavins, (Pisarciaks). Her father was an architect working in Russia at the time. Although born in Russia, she grew up in Riga, Latvia and called that home. Riga is the capital of Latvia, a beautiful city on the...
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Wanda Lou Casey Graham

August 13, 1923 - November 28, 2016

Wanda Lou Casey Graham passed from this life on Monday, November 28th, 2016. She went in peace, surrounded by family at home. It is difficult to describe the force that was Wanda. She lived a long, rich, and completely unconventional life. By most accounts, she was a good 30 years ahead of her time, if not more. For as long as many of us can remember, she was growing her own organic food,...
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Juanell "Nell" Hull DuBose

July 18, 1929 - November 28, 2016

Juanell "Nell" Hull DuBose, 87, went home to the Lord on November 28, 2016 in Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, AW "Joe" DuBose and her brother, Dale Hull. Her legacy lives on in those who survived her – siblings Jackie Partlow, John Hull, and Jim Hull; daughters Sherri (Boyd) Onderdonk and Susie Davison; grandchildren Jonathan (Kelly) Davison, Christopher (Laura) Davison,...
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Anna Lou McCoy Jones

March 25, 1927 - November 26, 2016

Anna Lou McCoy Jones, age 89 of Austin, Texas, passed away in her sleep and in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Anna Lou was born on March 25, 1927, in the dusty, little Panhandle town of White Deer, Texas, to John Oscar McCoy, Sr. and Fannie Belle Hart McCoy of Hart, Texas. She spent her childhood and teenage years in White Deer and Pampa and...
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Kathleen Ann Murphy

April 14, 1938 - November 25, 2016

Kathleen Ann Murphy, age 78, of Belmont Village in Austin Texas, passed away peacefully on November 25th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Lawrence E. Murphy, Jr. She was the daughter of James Roy Driscoll and Kathleen Ann Driscoll of Worcester, Mass. She grew up in Worcester with her sister Sue Cutter before moving to New Jersey to start...
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Stanley Houser Huntsman

March 20, 1932 - November 23, 2016

Stanley Houser Huntsman died in Austin, TX on November 23, 2016. He was born on March 20, 1932 in Scottdale, PA to J. Owen and Frances Huntsman. He graduated from Wabash College in 1954 and earned a Master's in 1956 from Ohio University. During his collegiate athletic career, he was a nationally ranked decathlete and record-setting running back in football. In 39 years, he served as head...
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Everett Edward "Nick" Nicoson

August 15, 1942 - November 23, 2016

Everett Edward Nicoson passed away on November 23, 2016. Known as Nick or Ted to friends and family, he was born in Pekin, Illinois, but grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He joined the U.S. Navy at 17 as a ship steam fitter. At 18, he married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Justin, and embarked on a career in semiconductors. He spent 30 years in the industry before he founded, and was CEO of NC...
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Viola Sauls, (Mrs. John)

April 8, 1921 - November 22, 2016

Viola Mueller Sauls was born April 8, 1921 in Washington County, Texas, to Robert and Lydia Mueller. Viola died November 22, 2016 in Georgetown, Texas with her family by her side. Viola was baptized and raised in the Lutheran Church. She graduated from Caldwell High School and attended Durham's Business College in Austin and worked for the Austin News Agency. Viola married John Sauls on April...
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Winky Salmanson

December 17, 1932 - November 22, 2016

In the early morning of November 22, 2016, Irwin "Winky" Richard Salmanson of Austin, passed away peacefully. Winky was born and lived in Brooklyn, New York long enough to pick up a New York accent, but moved at an early age with his parents, Abe and Mildred Salmanson, to El Paso. He attended and graduated from El Paso High, and went on to serve in the Army as part of the occupied forces in...
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William Fuller Howard

July 13, 1930 - November 21, 2016

William F. Howard, age 86, died Monday, November 21, 2016 in Austin, Texas. There will be a memorial service held on Saturday, November 26 at 2:00 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 3125 N. Lamar in Austin. Bill Howard was born on July 13, 1930 in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was the only child of Isabel Fuller Howard and Harold Spink Howard. As a boy, he built and designed gadgets in the...
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David Batson

February 21, 1928 - November 20, 2016

David Templeton Batson passed away November 20, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Born Feb. 21, 1928 to Dorris (Warr) and David T. Batson in Center, Texas, he grew up in Longview, graduating from Longview High School in 1945. His college career included studies at University of Houston, University of Mexico City and University of Illinois, receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and ultimately his...
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Raymond Joseph Quebe, Jr.

November 16, 1941 - November 16, 2016

Raymond Joseph Quebe, Jr. of Austin, Texas passed away November 16, 2016. Born November 16, 1941 to Myrtle and Raymond J. Quebe of Galveston, Texas, Ray was a fourth-generation Galvestonian and proud to be "Born on the Island." Ray served in the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1968, attending training in Biloxi, MS. He was a member of the 738th Radar Squadron of Olathe, KS receiving...
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Bill T. Breed

September 27, 1930 - November 16, 2016

Bill T. Breed age 86 of Austin TX, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Sept. 27, 1930 on a ranch just west of Dripping Springs, Texas to Willie & Spurgeon Breed. He was the youngest of four children. Bill received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY after serving his country with honor in...
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Ashby Morefield Woolf

November 30, 1938 - November 15, 2016

Dr. Ashby Morefield Woolf, 77, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully after a 16 year battle with Parkinson's Disease, on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Ashby and Alice Morefield Woolf, he grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, enjoying regular summer trips to Miami to visit family, being a HAM radio operator along with his Dad, and becoming involved with...
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Charles Edwin Chapman

April 26, 1959 - November 14, 2016

Charles Edwin Chapman entered the gates of Heaven on November 14, 2016 just before noon. He was born April 26, 1959 to Gail and Charlie Chapman. Charles graduated from Lanier High School and ITT School of Technology and lived his entire life in Austin. He was employed by the State of Texas for 18 years and up until his battle with cancer, Charles was a caregiver and companion to Gail and...
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Roger Carlton Corwin

April 21, 1931 - November 13, 2016

Roger Carlton Corwin, 85, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2016 at the Westminster retirement community in Austin, Texas. He leaves his wife of 47 years, Judy Corwin; his son, Michael Corwin; his daughter, Kimiye Liebman; and his two grandchildren, Oscar and Ruby. Born in Birmingham, England, the son of Carlton and Elizabeth Corwin, Roger spent his youth in Canada, Minnesota and...
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Jane Karotkin

July 26, 1950 - November 13, 2016

Jane Karotkin died early in the morning of Sunday, November 13, 2016, in ICU at Seton Hospital in Austin, Texas. She fought a short battle against cancer with dignity and courage. Very few people knew she was so sick. She approached her illness like she did every task she took on – with focus and control, making sure all who were around her were taken care of first. Jane was born in...
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Hume Cofer

July 19, 1923 - November 13, 2016

Hume Cofer died on November 13, 2016. He was 93, born July 19, 1923. He died of Parkinson's disease, which he courageously bore and accepted for 17 years. He was physically comfortable and content with what life had brought him and was always cheerful and kind to those around him. He was grateful for all help and assistance anyone provided. His full name was George Hume Cofer, but he did not...
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Nina Jo House Davis

May 27, 1930 - November 12, 2016

Nina Jo Davis passed away Nov. 12, 2016 at the age of 86 due to health complications associated with Alzheimer disease. She was born May 27, 1930 in Cleburne, Texas, an only child to Joe and Nina House. Her father, Joe served as Superintendent of Schools for many years in the Denton area. Upon completion of high school, Nina earned a degree from UNT at age 17. She taught high school for...
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Bret Banister

March 12, 1959 - November 11, 2016

Bret Banister was born on March 12, 1959, and passed away peacefully at the age of 57 on the morning of November 11, 2016. In his last days he was completely and constantly surrounded by his family and friends and their love and prayers. As a loving and gentle husband, father, son, and brother, Bret will be missed by his beloved wife Robin, his treasured children, Katherine, Natalie, and...
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Bradley Lawrence Moore

June 10, 1958 - November 10, 2016

Bradley Lawrence Moore died at his home in Austin on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the age of 58. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Michele Klaich Moore; mother Beverly Gillman; brother Blake (Tonya) Moore; stepsisters Rosalind (Dale) Price, Cynthia (Gary) Fisher, and Karen Berg; an aunt, one nephew and several cousins. Brad was born June 10, 1958, in Pampa, Texas, to Beverly and...
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Todd Bostic

June 30, 1964 - November 9, 2016

Todd Bostic passed away November 9, 2016. He was born June 30, 1964 in Fort Worth, Texas. Todd moved with his family to Wichita Falls as an infant and grew up in Waco, moving to Austin in the third grade. Todd graduated from Westwood High School in 1982, where he enjoyed playing trombone in the marching band. He attended Texas State Technical Institute in Waco, where he graduated on the Dean's...
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Gazelle Bauer Sump

August 11, 1921 - November 6, 2016

Gazelle Bauer Sump, 95, died peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Legend Oaks North Austin in the loving presence of her sweetheart Bill Head, Sr. Gazelle was born on August 11, 1921, in Bebe, Texas. She was the first of five daughters born to Gus Carl Bauer and Bertha Bahlmann. She is preceded in death by her parents and sisters Roberta, Annie Lee and Doris. She is survived by her...
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John Peter Berta

May 12, 1957 - November 5, 2016

John Peter Berta of Round Rock, Texas, passed away on November 5, 2016, at age 59. John was born in Pueblo, Colorado, but moved to El Paso, Texas, in his youth. He graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in Business. In El Paso, John worked for Bancology, Allen-Bradley, and Thomason Hospital. John moved to Round Rock in the 1990s and went to work for Texas Hospital...
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Thurman Burl Geddie

November 2, 1921 - November 5, 2016

Thurman Burl Geddie died November 5th at his home in Austin, Texas surrounded by his family after a long battle with Sarcoma cancer. He celebrated his 95th birthday just days prior to his death. He was born in Grand Saline, Texas to Emma Elizabeth Riggs Geddie and James Prentice Geddie. He attended high school in Grand Saline and entered The University of Texas at Austin in 1940, graduating in...
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Ned Hamilton Burns

November 25, 1932 - November 5, 2016

Ned Hamilton Burns, born November 25, 1932 in Magnolia, AR, died peacefully in his sleep November 5, 2016 at the Arbour at Westminster in Austin. Ned was the youngest of 6 children born to Ila Martin Burns and Andrew Louis Burns. He graduated as valedictorian from Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas where he also was active as a trumpet player in the band. He earned a Bachelor degree in...
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Billy Lee Chrane

August 8, 1927 - November 2, 2016

Billy Lee Chrane was born to Lucille and George Chrane on August 8, 1927. He grew up with 5 brothers and a sister on the family farm in Early, Texas. On November 2, 2016 he was called to his Heavenly Home. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Billie Nelda Anderson and two daughters, 4 grandsons, and 6 great-grandchildren. Daughters Pamela Rogers and Barbee Tunnell and their families: son...
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Randolph George "Randy" Mueller

June 27, 1945 - November 1, 2016

MUELLER, Randolph George, "Randy" passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016. A fourth generation Austinite, Randy was a graduate of Austin High School, attended VMI and served in the U.S. Army. He graduated with a business degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Randy loved waking up early to catch the sunrise and to play a few holes of golf. He had a passion for hunting, fishing,...
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William Dean Justice

March 23, 1928 - October 29, 2016

The first Director of the Frank Erwin Center, William Dean Justice, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2016. Dean was born on March 23, 1928 in Chanute, Kansas to William Raymond Justice and Dorothy Clare Percival Justice. His parents and his only sibling, Jack Barron Justice, preceded him in death. Dean graduated with a BA in Business from Emporia State College in Kansas in 1950. ...
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David Alan Shofner

April 30, 1947 - October 24, 2016

David Alan Shofner was born April 30, 1947 in Temple to Texas Senator William (WA) and Norma (Wells) Shofner. David married Marion Brade on May 8, 1971 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Texas. He departed this life on Monday, October 24, 2016 in Austin reaching the age of 69. A celebration of David's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 30th at Lions Municipal Golf Course,...
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Mary Lou Routh Washburn

November 2, 1925 - October 23, 2016

Mary Lou Routh Washburn, 90, of Austin/Spicewood, Texas passed peacefully on October 23, 2016. She was born on November 2, 1925 in Ballinger, Texas to Oscar Ralph Routh and Betty Forrest Miller Routh. She is survived by one brother Albert Melvin Routh of Austin, her son John Washburn and his wife Susie Brown of Austin, her daughter Mary Darby and husband Byron Darby of Austin, grandsons...
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Carolyn Van Camp Coe

November 9, 1942 - October 22, 2016

Carolyn Van Camp Coe, 73, of Kerrville, passed away in Austin, TX on Saturday, October 22, 2016. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 9, 1942. Her parents were George and Agnes Van Camp. She proudly graduated from St. John's School in Houston in 1960 and attended Southern Methodist University. She began her career at Tenneco in Houston and then briefly sold real estate in Dallas,...
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Dorothy Mae Richards Hutchison

September 28, 1920 - October 19, 2016

Dorothy Mae Richards Hutchison of Austin died on October 19, 2016, surrounded by her devoted children. Dorothy was born in San Marcos, TX, September 28, 1920 to Harold and Sue Cox Richards. She graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1942 and spent her professional life teaching high school English, impacting hundreds of students at Lanier High School in Austin,...
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Rudolph Martin Keimowitz, MD

August 30, 1935 - October 19, 2016

Rudolph M. Keimowitz, M.D., 81, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Oct. 19, 2016. He was born on Aug. 30, 1935 in Middletown, NY, to Anna (Travers) and Henry Keimowitz. After retiring from his 35-year career as a hematologist at Gunderson Clinic in Lacrosse, WI, he became one of the great pioneers in the emerging field of palliative care in Minneapolis, MN. With his...
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Loraine Keilers Bazan

January 4, 1939 - October 18, 2016

Loraine Keilers Bazán, age 77, was born in Woodsboro, Texas on January 4, 1939. On October 18, after a 10 year battle with cancer she passed into Heaven to be in Christ's arms where she will be in peace forever. Loraine was preceded in death by her parents, Werner and Fay Keilers. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Hugo Alberto Bazán, her children Carlos and Sherry Bazán, Christian...
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Thomas Robert Winkley

January 14, 1949 - October 17, 2016

Thomas Robert Winkley, the sweetest father and husband, left our lives Monday, October 17th, 2016. Tom was the most generous person we were lucky to have known, and his love and energy remains with all of his loved ones and friends. Tom, most recently, was the president of Winkley Engineering, Inc. Throughout his life, he was an avid water skier, snow skier, musician, poet, thinker,...
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Dorothy Little Calhoun

November 23, 1932 - October 17, 2016

Dorothy (Little) Calhoun, 83, of Austin, passed away at home October 17, 2016. She was born November 23, 1932 in Cleveland, TX, to Howard and Claudie Moody Little. Dorothy retired from Accounting at the Austin State Hospital, Austin, TX. She especially loved her family, gardening and creating jewelry. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edgar Roy Calhoun; two children...
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Dorris Parke Schrank

February 6, 1917 - October 15, 2016

We celebrate the life and gift of Dorris Parke Schrank, Mommy Dorris (D), our wonderful mother, mentor, and friend. As we think about Mommy D, the words that come to mind include loving, caring, giving, working, inspiring, and laughing. She almost made it to the age of 100, she was 99 when she peacefully went to sleep for the last time, under a beautiful full moon, on October 15, 2016. She...
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Zachary Jerome Schmidt

September 27, 1983 - October 15, 2016

Zachary Jerome Schmidt, 33, was born in Austin, Texas, on September 27, 1983. Tragically, in the early morning hours on Saturday, October 15, 2016, Zac perished in a single car collision in south Austin, Texas. Zachary, a photographer and a model, attended Bowie High School and Austin Community College. Zachary is survived by his mother, Sarah Dunlap, his father, Dr. Jerome Schmidt, and his...
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Bettie Quinn Porter

November 18, 1920 - October 14, 2016

Bettie Quinn Porter, 95 years young, retired claims examiner for the Texas Employment Commission and lifelong caregiver took the mischievous twinkle in her eye and her brilliant smile to be with her Lord and Savior on October 14th, 2016 in Austin Texas. She was born November 18th, 1920 in Midland Pennsylvania to John J. and Florence Quinn. Bettie was a lifelong resident of Austin and proud...
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Harold G. Daves

November 15, 1928 - October 11, 2016

Harold G. Daves, a resident of Baton Rouge for 60 years, passed away peacefully at the age of 87 surrounded by his family in Austin, Texas. He was born November 15, 1928 on a farm in Lowndes County, Mississippi to Ida Ethel Daves and Arthur Laney Daves. He was the youngest of seven children. Harold received his Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University and went on to serve...
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Lucile Dorsett Chamberlain

April 23, 1924 - October 11, 2016

Lucile Dorsett Chamberlain, age 92, died peacefully Tuesday, October 11, 2016. She was born on April 23, 1924 to Emma Estelle Lee Dorsett and John Bee Dorsett in Austin, Texas. Cile was one of the youngest of ten siblings. Her father died early in her life and her mother and brothers and sisters settled in what later became Tarrytown. They built several houses on Ash Street near Lake Austin ...
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James Robert Maggio

November 6, 1958 - October 10, 2016

James Robert Maggio, 57, Austin, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia H. Maggio; son Nicholas James and wife Bennett, daughter Caitlin Grace; father Paul S. Maggio; sisters Paula M. Perry and Patti M. Shannon, brother Jon Mark Maggio; eleven nephews and two nieces; many relatives and his beloved dog Maverick. He is preceded in death by his mother...
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Jacqueline Wilson Ferrer, "Jackie"

July 11, 1950 - October 8, 2016

Jacqueline Wilson Ferrer A beautiful soul has left her family and friends behind. Jackie knew how to fill our hearts with love, laughter and truth. No matter who you were, or where you were from, she always found a way to make you feel "the love", a universal acceptance. While in her company, Jackie would inevitably find a way to make you smile and forget about the...
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Edna Kettler Thompson Markham

February 23, 1927 - October 8, 2016

Edna Kettler Thompson Markham was born on February 23, 1927 and passed away on October 8, 2016. She was one of four children born to William and Emma K. Kettler, at their home in Coryell County, near Gatesville, Texas. She was preceded in death by her brother Henry and sisters Hennie and Ella. Edna was the last survivor of her family. She grew up known as Baby Sister, living near St. John...
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Ann J. Knight

October 24, 1926 - October 3, 2016

Ann J. Knight, was almost 90 when she passed away on Monday, Oct 3. Ann is survived by her husband, Lt Gen. James Arthur Knight Jr. (Ret), their son, Lt. Col. Steven James Knight (Ret) and his wife Gail, as well as grandchildren Kristopher, Kasey, Jesse, and Travis, 3 great grandchildren, and niece Judy Ellis. Ann was extremely proud to be the daughter, wife, and mother of an Air Force...
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