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Juanita Mary Roberts

February 27, 2015

Juanita Mary Roberts of Austin passed away peacefully February 27, with her daughter by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Roberts, and her grandson, Brandon Welch Laningham. She is survived by her son Johnny Wyatt, his wife Patty; son, Eddy Wyatt; daughter Patty Laningham and husband Tom; granddaughter Nicolette Laningham; granddaughter Kimberly McKnight and...
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Orrin B. Ross, SC, USN, Ret

August 9, 1929 - February 27, 2015

ROSS, Orrin B. Capt., SC, USN Ret Orrin Bowen (O.B.) Ross passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on February 27, 2015. He was born August 9,1929 in Lowville, NY. He was the ninth of ten children born to Orrin F. and Ella Ross. He is survived by his adoring wife of 56 years, Gail; son, Jeff Ross (Annelouise Tookoian); daughter, Laurie Culbert (Scott Serur) and grandson, Nate;...
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Scott Tarlton Dardnne

September 11, 1989 - February 26, 2015

Scott Dardnne of Austin passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 26, 2015. Scott was born in Austin, Texas to Jim and Beth Dardnne. He attended Austin public schools, graduating from Anderson High School in 2008. He then attended Louisiana State University where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduating with a BS in Business from LSU in 2013, Scott returned to Austin...
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Dorothy Layne Hendrick

December 21, 1926 - February 26, 2015

DOROTHY LAYNE HENDRICK On the winter solstice December 21, 1926, Dorothy Ruth Layne was born in Forney, Texas. She died February 26, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday March 6, 2015 from 5-7pm at Weed-Corley-Fish, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas. A worship service expressing gratitude to God for her life will be held Saturday March 7, 2015, 11am at Faith Presbyterian...
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Alexander Weil III

May 20, 1941 - February 25, 2015

WEIL III, Alexander May 20, 1941 – February 25, 2015 If you went looking for Alexander Weil, III, you'd find him on the golf course with his friends, fly-fishing on the Texas coastal flats, or escaping to nature with his wife, Delaine, on their ranch near Briggs, Texas. Alex died on February 25, 2015, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 73. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas...
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Brett Aaron Aycock

June 7, 1981 - February 24, 2015

Sgt. Brett Aaron Aycock, U.S. Army (Ret.), 33, left this worldly life on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Brett was born June 7, 1981, in Oklahoma City, OK, to Nancy Grace Landes and the late Stephen Burney Aycock. Brett was an Austinite since the age of four; he attended Hill Elementary, Murchison Middle School, Anderson High School and the University of Texas in Austin. Brett never met a...
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Robert E. Barron

March 20, 1957 - February 23, 2015

Robert is survived by his son, Andrew Barron; his daughter, Brittany Barron; brothers, David and Michael; granddaughter, Caprice; aunt, Marjorie and Ken Wheaton; uncle, Leo; and cousin, Stacy Davis. A special thanks to the many people who have supported the Barron family during the past few months. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Djalynn Kylescott and Leslie Weldon, his extended...
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Carolyn "Tootsie" Edenbaum

August 8, 1937 - February 22, 2015

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Carolyn Caughey "Tootsie" Edenbaum, who was the beloved daughter of Eunice and David Caughey, and cherished wife for 59 years of David Edenbaum, honored mother of Barbara Edenbaum Misle-Freund and Michael J. Edenbaum, of Austin; respected grandmother of Lindsey Morgan Osmani and family, Keely Collin Freund. Cherished sister to Dr. Irwin and...
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Marie U. Scheel

October 4, 1914 - February 21, 2015

Marie U. Scheel passed away on February 21, 2015 at the age of 100. She was born October 4, 1914, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Malakias Saviniemi in Hancock, Michigan. Marie left the upper peninsula of Michigan in 1935 to study voice at Sherwood University of Music in Chicago, Illinois. It was there that she met her husband, Weldon B. Scheel from Lockhart, Texas. They were married in LaGrange...
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Thomas L. Collins

May 15, 1942 - February 21, 2015

Tom was a kind, generous and loving husband and father. He built his company the same way he did everything else, with a desire to excel and he succeeded. He did not compromise his standards and was an empathetic and generous employer. As a husband, father and friend, he was without match. Tom was never content to do just enough to just get by --- he always gave his best. Many heartfelt thanks to...
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Susan Kim Bollman

January 23, 1955 - February 21, 2015

Susan Kim Rogers Bollman, devoted mother, grandmother, wife and friend, passed away February 21, 2015 in Buda, Texas. Kim was born January 23, 1955 to S.K. "Kirby" and Patricia Bowman Rogers. Kim attended Levelland High School, South Plains College, and Southwest Texas State University where she graduated with both her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Education. It was in San Marcos...
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Juana "Jane" R. Campos

March 27, 1920 - February 21, 2015

Funeral Services for Juana (Jane) Rodriguez Campos, 94 years old, of Austin, will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21, 2015, in Austin, Texas. She was born and raised in Austin. She loved to travel and did so until her...
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Jolene Crozier

December 13, 1938 - February 20, 2015

On Feb. 20, 2015 our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Sister, Wanda "Jolene" Crozier, departed this earth. Left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Robert C. "Bob" (Natascha) Walker of Cedar Park and James"Jim" (Dokie) Walker of Round Rock. Also surviving are her most loved grandchildren: Kyle, Katie, Rachel, Audrey, and Sydney Walker. Her only sister, Louise Lightsey (Jerry) of Austin...
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Dorothy Ann Waldron

August 25, 1924 - February 19, 2015

Dorothy Ann Waldron passed away on Thursday February 19, 2015 at the age of 90. She was born to Sterling James and Martha Pagles Layton in Henrietta, Texas. Dorothy married Karl Waldron Jr. at Christ Episcopal Church in Dallas. They moved to Karl's hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota where she spent what she often recalled as the happiest days of her life raising her small two children. ...
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Bobbie E. Barron

March 13, 1935 - February 18, 2015

Bobbie is survived by his sons, Robert, David and Michael; grandchildren, Andrew and Brittany Barron; great-granddaughter, Caprice; sister, Marjorie and Ken Wheaton; Leo and Stacy Davis. A special thanks to the many people who have supported the Barron family during the past few months. Visitation Friday, February 27, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd....
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Charlotte Feuer

August 2, 1915 - February 18, 2015

Charlotte Feuer of Austin passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. She was born in Toronto in 1915, and moved to Miami Beach in the early 1920's. She was a self proclaimed "women's libber," being one of the first women to own and drive a car. Living in Hollywood, CA in the 1930's, she rubbed elbows with many in the "motion picture business," including going on a road trip to Mexico with Gene...
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Shawn Adele Carpenter Nelson Smith

February 4, 1941 - February 18, 2015

Shawn Adele Carpenter Nelson Smith, devoted wife, mother and grandmother passed away February 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Born February 4, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Texas, she was the only child of Marjorie Stevens Carpenter Giles and Shawnee Turley "Buck" Carpenter. After graduating from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, she graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BFA degree...
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Corinne Roberts Ware

May 16, 1932 - February 17, 2015

Corinne Roberts Ware, retired professor at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, died of heart failure Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Westminster Manor in Austin, Texas. She was 82 years old and will be remembered as a loving mother, devoted friend and faithful teacher. Born May 16, 1932, in Brownsville, Texas, Corinne Ware graduated from Brownsville High School and Baylor University. After...
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Flora Mae Roberts

March 31, 1926 - February 15, 2015

Flora Mae Roberts passed peacefully from this world on February 15, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Flora was born on March 31, 1926 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. She was a descendent of the pioneer Nance family with roots in Kyle, Texas. Her father was a member of the first graduating class of San Marcos Baptist Academy and her mother was a longtime pianist at the Annette Duval...
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Anna Laura Porter

July 22, 1925 - February 14, 2015

Anna Laura Porter, 89, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2015. Anna was born July 22, 1925 in Lynnville, Tennessee to Lucille and Wilburn Crunk. Anna met her husband, Robert L. Porter Jr., while working in Nashville, Tennessee. They married in 1946. After starting their married life in Nashville they moved to Houston, before eventually settling in Austin in 1958 where they raised their...
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Joel Mark Selber

February 19, 1932 - February 14, 2015

Joel Mark Selber, a long-time resident of Austin, Texas, passed away on February 14, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born on February 19, 1932 in Houston to Joseph M. Selber, a first generation German immigrant, and Gertrude Galewsky Selber from Hempstead, TX. His father, a successful builder in Houston, died in service during WWII when Joel was only twelve. After the death of his father, Joel...
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Joseph Miller Howard

May 19, 1929 - February 12, 2015

Joseph Miller Howard, 85, of Austin, passed away February 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Joe was born May 19, 1929 in Grange, Sharp County, Arkansas to Holly Jackson Howard and Aurora Magnolia Christenberry Howard. He was the youngest of nine siblings and is survived by sister Emily Sue Mauldin, brother Harry Howard, sons Joel Spencer Howard and Jamie Bruce Howard, and grandson Trevor Howard. ...
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Roberta Meek

May 10, 1914 - February 12, 2015

Sybil Roberta Meek, 100, formerly of Austin, died in Temple on Thursday, February 12. Family services will be scheduled at a later time. Mrs. Meek was born on May 10, 1914 in Wichita, Kansas to William Wallace and Sybil Stewart White. She is survived by her children, Barbara Ann Raab of Austin, Mary Kaye Cauley of Cameron, and William Harrison Meek of Kerrville, seven grandchildren, Gail Boyer...
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Suzanne F. Mondy

June 25, 1941 - February 11, 2015

Suzanne F. Mondy age 73 of Austin died Wednesday, February 11, 2015. She was born June 25, 1941 near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was a resident of Austin since 1971. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Northwestern University in 1963 and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1965. She met Lewis W. Mondy of Dallas while at Northwestern University...
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Eva Kissman Bohls

December 27, 1922 - February 11, 2015

BOHLS, Eva Kissman Eva Kissman Bohls, 92, was born on December 27, 1922 in Springdale Arkansas to Clarence and Beryl Odle and passed away peacefully in her home on February 11, 2015. Eva spent most of her working career as an Office Supervisor with Mutual of New York. After retirement, she enjoyed her volunteer work and travelling. Eva received many awards for her countless volunteer...
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Barbara Berry Lord Williamsen

April 21, 1921 - February 10, 2015

WILLIAMSEN, Barbara Barbara Berry Lord Williamsen passed away February 10, 2015. Barbara was born April 21, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, a daughter of the late Allen Preston Berry and Dorothy Decker Berry. She graduated from Lamar High School in Houston, and attended Cazenovia Seminary before graduating from Texas State College for Women. At TSCW, she excelled in swimming, tennis,...
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Fred Sidney Wattinger

January 14, 1958 - February 9, 2015

Sidney was born January 14, 1958 in Tampa, Florida where the family was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base. He passed away peacefully on February 9, 2015 surrounded by his family. A fifth generation Austinite, he is survived by parents, Ret. Major Fred Sidney and Betty Wattinger of Austin; sisters, Synthia Hutchens and husband Terry, Marsha Smith and husband Tom (all of Round Rock); brother,...
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Vernon M. Scofield, (Ret.)

July 9, 1922 - February 9, 2015

Col. Vernon M. Scofield (Ret.) of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on Monday, February 09, 2015 at his home. Vernon was born on the family farm, Lackawanna Farms, on July 9, 1922 in Hill County outside of Hillsboro, Texas to Frank and Katherine Mayer Scofield. Vernon was one of five children: Frank Lewis, Katherine, John, Vernon and Martha. Vernon joined Troop 2 of the Boy Scouts in 1934...
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Gary Adrian

February 13, 1949 - February 8, 2015

Gary Adrian, 65, departed this world on February 8, 2015. He was born to the late Leroy and Louise Adrian on February 13, 1949; and has resided in Roscoe, Cooper, Hale Center, Abilene, Lubbock, and Austin, Texas. Gary graduated Lubbock Christian College in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry then attended the School of Pharmacy at the University of Texas in Austin....
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Hazel Marie Jackson Herring

December 9, 1922 - February 8, 2015

Hazel Marie Jackson Herring, age 92, of Austin, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015, after a brief stay at Westminster Healthcare Center. She was born on December 9, 1922, in Queen City, Texas, to her parents Charles Alfred Jackson and Gladys Milton Hunt Jackson. Hazel is predeceased by her parents, sister, Ruby Jackson Gunther, and husband of 62 years, Jack Herman Herring. The family...
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Buford "Spud" Jones

May 25, 1924 - February 6, 2015

Buford Harlen Jones was born on May 25, 1924 in Lee County, Texas to Anna Pearl Edwards Jones and Lem Harvey Jones, Sr. He grew up in Lee County surrounded by his mother, father, and nine siblings (5 brothers and 4 sisters) His father, Lem, owned a cotton farm on which all the children worked. Buford was given the nickname "Spud" by a friend of the family which stuck with him until the day he...
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Verline Elizabeth "Betty" "Nanny" Goergen

October 30, 1915 - February 4, 2015

Verline Elizabeth"Betty"Nanny" Goergen was born in Pontotoc, Texas in Mason County on October 30, 1915 and passed away on February 4, 2015 in Round Rock, Texas at the youthful age of 99. She has gone home to be with the Lord that she served so well here on earth. To celebrate Betty's life is the only proper way to say goodbye to this faithful woman, best described as a loving mother,...
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Irene W. Kanter

December 24, 1926 - February 4, 2015

Irene Kanter, 88, surrounded by her family, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2015. Irene moved to Austin in her teens to attend and graduate from The University of Texas at Austin. While in college, she met a handsome green-eyed sailor. She proposed to Marvin Kanter and they were married in 1949. Irene started her AISD career at Lamar Jr. High before opening Murchison Jr.High and...
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Mary Don "Donnie" Weiner

June 9, 1928 - February 3, 2015

Mary Don Mask Weiner (Donnie) went home to be with the Lord on February 3, 2015. She was born on June 9, 1928 to George Fredrick Mask and Berta Lenora Colwell Mask in Perrin Texas. She attended TCU Nurse's School in Ft. Worth, Texas and she became a nurse at Harris Hospital. It was there that she met Stanley Weiner and in 1949 they married. They moved to Midland Texas and began their family....
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Mary Ricks Gideon

August 29, 1917 - February 3, 2015

Mary Ricks Gideon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2015. She was born on August 29, 1917, and enjoyed a long and fulfilling life. Cheerleader, pilot, secretary, TCU fan, PTA president, master bridge player, avid tennis player, world traveler and domino champion, she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mary grew up...
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Cherie Belle Brown Copus

April 19, 1928 - February 2, 2015

Cherie Belle Brown Copus was born in Austin, Texas on April 19, 1928 and she went to be with her Lord and Saviour on February 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Selma and Ethel Brown and her husband of 55 years,Clyde Copus.She is survived by her brother and sister in law, George and Janice Brown,her daughters and their spouses, Cherie Copus, Cyndy and David Fisher, Caren and...
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Monty Oum

June 22, 1981 - February 1, 2015

Haloid, RvB, RWBY; Monty Oum was known prolifically for his talent and expertise. But what he has always remained true to was his humility and compassion for those around him. Despite accomplishing such things as teaching himself everything he knew and ultimately creating the first anime to be imported to Japan, never did he hold those feats over another person's head. Instead, Monty chose to...
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Wade Clay Huggins

July 11, 1963 - February 1, 2015

Wade Clay Huggins, 51, died Sunday, February 1, 2015 at St. David's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Wade was born in Houston, Texas. He was a graduate of Memorial High School in Houston. He received his BA from The University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from Texas Christian University, and a MARCH from The University of Houston. Wade was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and a...
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Allen Lockshin

September 28, 1932 - February 1, 2015

Allen Lockshin September 28, 1932 – February 1, 2015 Allen Lockshin was born in Youngstown, OH, September 28, 1932 to Carl Lockshin and Dorothea Darsky. He spent most of his adult life in Houston, where he raised his family. He was the beloved husband to Arlene, the best father, ever, to Jody Lockshin, Kay Schnuriger and husband Rod, former father-in-law and friend to Jeff Plotkin. Allen...
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Virginia A. Craig

July 21, 1917 - February 1, 2015

To Virginia, my beloved – That your faith shall not fail, that your steps shall be with assurance, and your heart find no fear in anything; that peace and love shall abound in you – that you shall know you are not alone: for the hand of God is before you, and I am beside you. Forever, Neal 1/6/40 VIRGINIA A. CRAIG Virginia A. Craig, 97, of Austin, Texas, died on February 1,...
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Jack Edward Owen

January 14, 1924 - January 30, 2015

Jack Edward Owen January 14, 1924 - January 30, 2015 Jack Edward Owen was born January 14, 1924 in Mexia, Texas to Frank Owen of Carthage, Tennessee and Vera Jones Owen of San Saba, Texas. In 1928, the family moved to Marlin, Texas where Jack spent his youth. At Marlin High School he was president of the student body, played halfback on the Marlin Bulldogs football team, tutored other...
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Roger Hugh Mendelson

January 6, 1951 - January 28, 2015

MENDELSON, Roger Hugh A loving son, devoted physician, and adoring husband and father. Dr. Roger Hugh Mendelson, born January 6th, 1951 in Knoxville, TN, passed away on January 28th, 2015 at the age of 64 following a long fight with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Mendelson spent his early years in Knoxville and then moved to Austin in 1957 at the age of six, where he spent the rest of his life....
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Martine Underwood Connally

February 24, 1930 - January 27, 2015

Martine Underwood Connally of Austin, Texas, died on January 27, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Martine was born in Waco, Texas, on February 24, 1930, daughter of Henry Clyde Underwood and Minnie Louella Wheeler Underwood, both of Rogers, Texas. She graduated from high school in 1946 in Big Springs, Texas, and married William Isaac Connally in 1948. Martine had a keen eye and a talent for fine...
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Robby Thaxton Bechtol

June 14, 1950 - January 26, 2015

ROBBY BECHTOL Robby Thaxton Bechtol, a loving father, a way-cool brother, and a devoted son, passed peacefully on January 26, 2015 in Austin, TX at the age of 64. Robby was born in Austin on June 14, 1950 to Hub and Elizabeth "Umpy" Bechtol and was the second of five children in the Bechtol family. He was a graduate of Austin High School where he played all sports including baseball,...
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Emma Jean Goodrich

October 9, 1907 - January 25, 2015

Emma Jean Lange Crier Goodrich, Jeannie to her beloved friends, passed into God's hands Sunday, January 25, 2015. She was born Emma Jean Lange on October 9, 1907, to parents Gottlieb Lange and Anna von Krause in the German community of Walingen, located in an area claimed at one time by Germany, then Poland, and ultimately Russia. In 1910, her family came to America and settled in the North Texas...
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Hattie "Merle" Hinte

July 2, 1920 - January 24, 2015

After 94 years of life well lived, Merle left us on 1/24/2015 to follow Johnny, her beloved husband of 65 years and join him eternally. She had resided in Austin these last 5 years. A life-long Texan, she was born to Pearl and Ray Sandel in Normangee. She spent her early life in Leon County, Madison County and the Houston area. After briefly living in Galveston, she spent most of her life...
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Bernard Crosby

January 28, 1952 - January 24, 2015

Dr. Bernard Crosby passed away this past Saturday, January 24, 2015, completing a journey of joy and sorrow, love and learning, acceptance and surrender, hope and faith, in courageously living with prostate cancer for the past several years. He was supported by the love of his life, his wife Betsy, his two precious children, Matthew and Erin and their spouses Anne and Jonathan, and his sister,...
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Carlos "Charlie" Flores

January 6, 1945 - January 23, 2015

Carlos Adrian Flores, 70 of Austin, TX passed away on the 23rd day of January 2015 at Seton Hospital in Austin, TX having suffered a heart attack a week prior. His final hours were spent surrounded by family sharing their favorite memories of his life. Carlos, known as Charlie by friends, was born in Austin, TX on January 6, 1945. He was raised by Matias and Susie Velasquez alongside his...
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Margaret Ann (Peg) Rose

May 3, 1933 - January 23, 2015

Margaret Ann Rose (Peg), age 81, was called home by our Heavenly Father on January 23, 2015. Peg was born on May 3, 1933 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the daughter of Margaret Coakley McGonnell and Thomas James McGonnell. Peg's source of love, pride and joy was her family. She was a devoted and loving wife, kind and fun-loving mother, and a grandmother with a heart of gold. Peg had a servant's...
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Lowleta Muse Earle

July 31, 1921 - January 23, 2015

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

November 15, 1988 - January 22, 2015

Specialist Matthew Wayne Kelley, 26 years old, was born on November 15, 1988 in Garland, Texas and passed away in his sleep in Manhattan, Kansas on January 22, 2015. While Matthew was a member of Boy Scout Troop 511, sponsored by St. Matthew's Church in Austin, he was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America in 2004. He attended Brentwood Christian School and he graduated...
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Jean Raleigh Kindle

October 4, 1915 - January 22, 2015

Jean Raleigh Kindle passed away on January 22, 2015 at her residence in Austin, Texas. She was born October 4, 1915 in Snyder, Oklahoma. Jean's family eventually settled in Ganado, Texas, where Jean would be raised. She liked to say that she "got to Texas as quickly as she could." Jean is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 43 years, Walter "Pup" Kindle. She is survived by many...
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Albert Bryan Spires

May 28, 1928 - January 21, 2015

Albert Bryan Spires (Bryan), of Austin, TX passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 peacefully in his sleep. He lived a life of joyful service to his family, his friends, his profession, his state and his country. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Bryan was born to the the late Albert Bryan Spires and Maggie Louise Brenner on May 28, 1928 in Austin, Texas at the old Seton...
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Benjamin Bouie Covington

November 27, 1928 - January 20, 2015

Ben Covington went to be with his heavenly Father on January 20, 2015. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 27, 1928. His family moved to Florida when he was a young boy and lived in several central Florida cities while growing up. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1951 with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduating, he joined the United States Air...
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Mona Rogers Burchette

November 11, 1936 - January 20, 2015

Our beloved Mona Gail passed away peacefully on January 20, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born November 11, 1936 to Chester Raleigh Rogers and Kathleen Coley Rogers in Dallas, TX. Her early years were spent in Ranger and Dallas, Texas where she graduated from Highland Park High School. Following her graduation from Baylor University with a degree in Home Economics, Mona was...
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William Robert White

March 26, 1941 - January 20, 2015

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

June 16, 1967 - January 20, 2015

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

September 24, 1923 - January 20, 2015

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

January 28, 1919 - January 19, 2015

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

May 2, 1922 - January 18, 2015

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

February 2, 1935 - January 18, 2015

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

April 2, 1943 - January 18, 2015

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

December 25, 1942 - January 17, 2015

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

August 2, 1955 - January 15, 2015

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

April 4, 1936 - January 15, 2015

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

September 26, 1956 - January 15, 2015

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

July 16, 1968 - January 13, 2015

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

June 5, 1925 - January 13, 2015

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

November 26, 1951 - January 13, 2015

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

April 28, 1931 - January 12, 2015

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

August 21, 1943 - January 11, 2015

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

August 10, 1937 - January 11, 2015

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

November 15, 1934 - January 10, 2015

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

June 26, 1927 - January 10, 2015

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

November 24, 1919 - January 9, 2015

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

April 13, 2002 - January 9, 2015

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

November 28, 1932 - January 6, 2015

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

January 10, 1918 - January 5, 2015

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

August 21, 1924 - January 5, 2015

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

July 27, 1926 - January 2, 2015

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

February 12, 1922 - December 31, 2014

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

December 11, 1922 - December 30, 2014

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

November 4, 1927 - December 29, 2014

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

January 8, 1922 - December 29, 2014

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

October 10, 1915 - December 29, 2014

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

May 28, 1946 - December 28, 2014

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

June 30, 1948 - December 27, 2014

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

June 19, 1940 - December 26, 2014

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

April 19, 1920 - December 26, 2014

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

December 24, 1924 - December 22, 2014

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

February 22, 1930 - December 22, 2014

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

July 19, 1930 - December 21, 2014

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

July 1, 1914 - December 21, 2014

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

January 25, 1925 - December 19, 2014

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

June 22, 1925 - December 19, 2014

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

May 6, 1924 - December 18, 2014

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

June 11, 2001 - December 17, 2014

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

July 30, 1947 - December 17, 2014

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

November 1, 1928 - December 16, 2014

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

December 12, 1919 - December 14, 2014

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