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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

Michael Brick

June 21, 1974 - February 8, 2016

Michael Brick, a former reporter for The New York Times who covered crime in New York, education in Texas and extreme sports nationwide, died on Monday in Austin, Tex. He was 41. The cause was colon cancer, said his wife, Stacy. At his death, Mr. Brick was a senior writer for The Houston Chronicle. Mr. Brick started on the business desk at The Times in 2001 and helped cover the utility giant...
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Margaret "Margie" Morris Wilkerson

April 26, 1935 - February 6, 2016

On the evening of February 6, 2016, Margaret Morris Wilkerson passed away peacefully of natural causes at the home of her son in Austin, Texas. She was 80 years old. Margie Wilkerson was born on April 26, 1935 at the original St. David's Hospital in Austin, Texas. She was the first child of Julia Drake and Dr. Truman Nicholas Morris. Dr. Morris was an obstetrician who served the people of...
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Delaney B. "Laney" Cook

April 25, 1949 - February 5, 2016

Laney Cook, 66, passed away the morning of Friday February 5, 2016 peacefully in his home, surrounded by his beloved family. Born in San Angelo, Texas to parents Vernon Turner Cook and Lila D. Chalk, he grew up in Sonora, Texas developing his strong work ethic over many summers on the Frank Fish ranch. It was about this time when he found his passion for football. Skilled in a variety of sports...
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Charles "Chuck" Wayne Prasek

October 14, 1957 - February 2, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Wayne Prasek, 58, of Austin, Texas, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. He was born in Houston, Texas on October 14, 1957 to Allan Prasek Sr. and Edith Clinger. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, his mother and father, and his brother, Allen Junior. Chuck was a loving father, grandfather, son and brother and leaves behind son Philip Prasek and daughter-in-law Kayla...
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Patrick Hughes

September 21, 1949 - January 29, 2016

Patrick Hughes died peacefully surrounded by family on January 29, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 66. Patrick is survived by his mother, Loretta Hughes of San Antonio and his wife, Carole Ann Pierce, of Austin. He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Hughes. Other survivors include Larry Hughes of San Antonio, and Les and Karen Hughes of Bulverde, Benenna Jo and James A. Pierce of...
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Barbara Baird Hogue

October 18, 1934 - January 27, 2016

Barbara Baird Hogue - 81, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Barbara was born October 18, 1934 in Des Moines, Iowa to Forrest G. and Harriet L. Baird. Barbara was the #1 Miami Dolphins fan and attended numerous games and Super Bowls. She enjoyed playing Bridge, bowling and watching golf. She looked forward to attending her 'Ladies Luncheons' with her...
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Herbert Crook

October 21, 1925 - January 25, 2016

When Herbert Crook died on January 25, 2016, the world lost one of its most honorable and responsible citizens, and quite possibly its warmest smile. John Herbert Crook was born on October 21, 1925, in Martindale, Texas, the son of Hardy Crook and Lizzie Raborn Crook. After attending the Martindale Schools he graduated from Lockhart High School and entered The University of Texas at Austin...
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Bobby "Bob" Doyle Beard

September 19, 1933 - January 22, 2016

Bobby "Bob" Doyle Beard, age 82, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016. Bobby was born in Austin on September 19, 1933 to Carl and Inez Beard. He met Marilyn Sue Taylor, his wife of 60 years, when serving in the army in Fort Smith, Arkansas. They were married on April 29, 1955 and settled in Austin where they raised their three children. Bob was very active in the Church of Christ and served...
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Barbara B. Haddad

April 26, 1926 - January 19, 2016

Barbara B. Haddad, devoted wife and mother, passed away on January 19 at the age of 89. She was born in San Diego, California on the 26th of April, 1926 to Thomas Malcolm Brown and Jessie Eloise Brown. Barbara was the second of four children. As a child Barbara loved camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California with her father. As a teenager during WWII, Barbara worked in support of the...
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Mark Lyndon Kincaid

August 14, 1959 - January 19, 2016

Mark Lyndon Kincaid, of Austin, Texas, suffered a stroke on December 31st, 2015 and never regained consciousness. He died peacefully with his family by his side on January 19th, 2016. Mark would want those who knew him to know a few things in the hopes it might bring you comfort. First, he had a great life, and though it was too short, it was a full life, lived exactly the way he wanted it -...
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Ethel Jordan Irby

December 14, 1920 - January 18, 2016

Mrs. Ethel Irby (née Jordan) passed away peacefully in Austin, Texas on Monday, January 18 at the age of 95. Ethel is survived by her daughter, Susan Fenner of Austin; her stepchildren, James Irby, Les Irby, Kay Quitter, and their families; her sister, Lois Fromyer of Annapolis, and her family; her grandchildren, John Fenner (Meredith), Joseph Fenner, Jennifer Parks, and Emily Parks, all of...
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I. Jay Aarons

March 18, 1950 - January 18, 2016

I. Jay Aarons died on January 18, 2016, from cancer at 65 years of age. He was born on March 18, 1950, the third of four children, to B.L. "Punch" and Mitzi (Jaffe) Aarons in Birmingham, Alabama. He came to Texas in 1968 to attend Rice University in Houston, where he received degrees in economics and accounting in 1973. Ultimately, he made his way to Austin to attend the University of Texas,...
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Mary Ann Whatley

September 18, 1929 - January 17, 2016

Mary Ann Whatley went home to her loving Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 17, 2016. She was a precious mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her three children, Yvonne Whatley Baughman, Catherine Whatley Hodges, and James Whatley; two grandsons; two granddaughter-in-laws; and three precious great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be...
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Helen Brigham Hatton

December 1, 1921 - January 16, 2016

Helen Genevieve Brigham Hatton, an Austin resident, died peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Assisted Living. She was loved and admired by her family, many friends and her loving caretakers. Helen was born December 1, 1921 in Collinsville, Texas and grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas. She graduated from Draughon's Business College...
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A. Carolyn McWilliams Croft Hill

July 25, 1930 - January 15, 2016

Mrs. Carolyn Hill passed away peacefully early Friday morning, 15 January 2016, after a brief illness. Carolyn McWilliams was born 25 July 1930, to Bob and Freddie McWilliams on her parents' homestead just north of Henderson, TX. Carolyn was raised a country girl on her parents' farm in the piney woods of east Texas. She attended all grades of public school at the historic Gaston Regional...
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Christine Grace Warmbrodt

January 13, 1952 - January 13, 2016

Christine Grace Warmbrodt was born January 13, 1952, and passed away the morning of January 13, 2016, her 64th birthday. She was raised in the La Crescenta / La Canada area of southern California, and moved to the St. Louis, Missouri area as a teen. She earned her AS Nursing degree from St. Louis Community College in 1972, and practiced as an RN in Columbia, Missouri, Midland, Texas and Houston...
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Marilyn Rankin

April 14, 1933 - January 13, 2016

Marilyn Rankin passed away on January 13, 2016 at the age of 82. She was born April 14, 1933 in Houston, TX to John Paul McGarr and Avy Lee McGarr. She attended San Jacinto High School and received her BA in Education at UT and MBA at Houston Baptist University. She was an avid gardener and truly enjoyed the company of her faithful dogs and cats. Marilyn is preceded in death by her...
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Marvin William "Bill" Engelbrecht

January 23, 1919 - January 11, 2016

Marvin William Engelbrecht died January 11, 2016 in Austin, at the age of 96. Bill was born January 23, 1919, in Houston to Rosa and William Engelbrecht. As a teenager, he worked at the soda fountain at Balfanz Pharmacy. The mentoring of Bob Balfanz would later lead Bill to become a pharmacist. He graduated from John H. Reagan High School in Houston in 1940. Bill enlisted in the Navy in...
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Beverly G. Martin

June 23, 1932 - January 8, 2016

Beverly was born in Emporia, Kansas on June 23, 1932 and died on January 8, 2016 in Austin, Texas. She was laid to rest in a private burial. Beverly graduated from Emporia State University and went on to teach at Grape Bend Middle School for four years. After moving to Austin, she taught speech at UT for thirty years, always keeping in mind her favorite saying … "If you think education is...
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Elizabeth Holt Kay

November 4, 1923 - January 7, 2016

Elizabeth Holt Kay passed away quietly on January 7, 2016 at age 92. Born in 1923 in Townley, Alabama, Elizabeth grew up in Birmingham where she graduated from Woodlawn High School and attended Birmingham Southern College. She married her beloved husband, James, on September 18, 1942. Elizabeth spotted James when she lived next door to him in Birmingham and knew that he was the right fellow...
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Eldo Manning Jones, M.D.

August 4, 1926 - January 7, 2016

Eldo Manning Jones, M.D., 89, died peacefully in the company of his family, on the first day after Epiphany, January 7, 2016. A native of Missouri and a graduate of Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Eldo is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pat Sims Jones, and his three children, Patrice Jones Domercq and her husband Richard, of Houston; Kristen Jones Holland and her husband...
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Chieko Garcia

February 27, 1936 - January 6, 2016

Chieko Garcia, 79, of San Antonio, Texas, passed on from this life on Wednesday January 6, 2016, at Seton Medical Center Austin. The daughter of Sohei and Kamado Gibo, she was born in Taira, Okinawa, Japan. She was preceded in death by both parents as well as two older sisters and a brother. Chieko is survived by her husband Bon Garcia; son Takeru Garcia and his wife Arlyn Grunick; and...
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Marion Miller

January 19, 1931 - January 6, 2016

Writing this death notice myself serves a dual purpose: 1) it spares family members from trying to recall all the small details of my life, and 2) it provides future generations with some important information. I was born at home in Hartford, Connecticut on 1/19/31 in the midst of the Great Depression. I was pre-deceased by my mother, Clara Simon Cohen, born in Russia, Father, Isidor, born in...
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Doris Ballerstedt "Dolly" Hunley

April 21, 1918 - January 5, 2016

Doris Ballerstedt Hunley, "Dolly", age 97, passed away peacefully at the Heartland Health Care Center, Austin, TX on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Doris was born on April 21, 1918 in Manor, TX to Ernest Ballerstedt and Laurie Cox Ballerstedt. She grew up in Manor, TX and graduated as salutatorian from her Manor High School class. After high school graduation, Dolly enrolled at the Nixon...
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Shirley Joe Williams

January 26, 1925 - January 5, 2016

Shirley Joe Williams, age 90 of Austin, Texas passed away on January 5, 2016 at her home in South Austin. She was born in Elmo, Texas on January 26, 1925. The widow of Johnny Williams, a veteran of the United States Air Force and United States Army, Shirley Joe is survived by two daughters, Gloria Ross and Marla G. Williams; son, John Williams; adopted son, Garland Williams; as well as six...
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Tommie Bowley Palmer

March 2, 1950 - January 4, 2016

Tommie passed away on January 4, 2016, with her dear daughter at her side. She was born on March 2, 1950 to Bonnie Frances Bowley and Temple Ford (Tom) Bowley in San Antonio, Texas. During her teenage years, Tommie was very active in school activities, especially cheerleading and marching band in Dallas, where her family relocated. She moved to Austin in her early 20s, married James Weedon...
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Patsy R. (Mayberry) Williams

July 28, 1933 - January 4, 2016

PATSY R. (MAYBERRY) WILLIAMS died Monday, January 4, 2016 at home surrounded by family and angelic caregivers as well as wonderful folks from Heart to Heart Hospice. Her death was a result of COPD in addition to Rheumatoid Arthritis. She went to sit at the right hand of God, the Father. She was born near Italy, Texas to Frances and Leslie F. Mayberry on July 28, 1933. She was a graduate of...
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Nora Belle Gunn Anderson

September 16, 1919 - January 2, 2016

Nora Belle Anderson of Austin passed away peacefully on January 2, 2016, at the age of 96. Nora was born September 16, 1919, in Elgin, Texas. Nora was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Nora Gunn, husband of 66 years, Calvin Anderson, brother Robert Gunn and sisters Lillie Mae Koenig, Lena Marcum, Fannie Owens, Stella Johnson and Marie Whitaker. She is survived by her son Michael...
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H.M. (Mike) Caskey

November 18, 1916 - January 1, 2016

H.M. (Mike) Caskey passed away peacefully January 1, 2016 at the age of 99. Mike was born Hubert Myrl Caskey in Des Arc, Arkansas on November 18, 1916, the second of five children of William Joseph and Bess Rex Caskey. He grew up in Des Arc where his family owned the hardware store and funeral home. His father was also county judge. Mike graduated from high school and Arkansas Tech University...
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Doris Key

December 13, 1921 - December 31, 2015

Doris Key passed away at home, peacefully, on December 31, 2015. She was born Doris Kathleen Jones on December 13, 1921, the eldest daughter of Lena Morris Jones and Ralph Fulton Jones, who farmed near Osceola, Iowa. She attended the Osceola high school, staying in a boarding house in town. After graduating from Central College in Pella, Iowa, she was a teacher in a one-room rural school. Later,...
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Patricia P. Whatley

September 3, 1929 - December 30, 2015

Patricia P. Whatley, of Austin, Texas, died of natural causes on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. She was born September 3, 1929 in Minden, Louisiana to Earl and Werdna Purser. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband. Patricia Whatley is survived by her two daughters, a son-in-law, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. No public services are planned. Those wishing to...
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Ruth B. Henninger

January 4, 1919 - December 29, 2015

Ruth B. Henninger, age 96, died December 29, 2015, in Lubbock, her temporary home since 2007. A native Austinite, born January 4, 1919, to John R. and Cordelia Simmons McCullough. She attended Austin public schools and was a graduate of Austin High and the University of Texas. Before her retirement, she was an employee of First Federal Savings of Austin for thirty-three years, and was the...
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Sue Rodi

March 6, 1942 - December 27, 2015

Dolores Suzanne Bissell Rodi (Sue) passed from this life on December 27, 2015, after a nine-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was 73. Born in Ottumwa, Iowa, on March 6, 1942, she was the second child of Vernon Matthew Bissell and Barbara Burton Bissell. Sue had a wonderful midwestern childhood, sliding down the fire pole in the station where her father was Assistant Chief, learning...
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Daniel Leroy Robertson

March 16, 1943 - December 23, 2015

Daniel Leroy Robertson was born March 16, 1943 in Richmond Virginia. The son of Patricia Coan Robertson and Daniel LeRoy Robertson, he grew up in Houston, TX, but held dual citizenship in Amarillo where he spent many summers and went to college. A graduate of Jesse Jones High School and West Texas State University. He studied Political Science at the graduate level at the University of Texas at...
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Michael Keith Haffelfinger

February 22, 1957 - December 21, 2015

Michael Keith Haffelfinger was born to Cecil Haffelfinger and Kathryn McGee Haffelfinger on February 22, 1957 in Baytown, Texas. Michael grew up in a preacher's home. His dad served as a Church of Christ evangelist for sixty-two years. At the age of twelve Michael was baptized into Christ by his father in Victoria, Texas. Michael attended public school in Huntsville and Victoria graduating from...
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Dorothy Burr Durrenberger

September 22, 1942 - December 21, 2015

Dorothy Burr Durrenberger, born on Sept. 22, 1942 in Bay City, Texas, passed away Dec. 21, 2015 in Dallas, TX at age 73. Dorothy attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Anthropology in 1962. She resided in many places during her life including Bay City, Texas; Austin, Texas; Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; Yellow Springs, Ohio; Iowa City,...
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George Laten Searight

October 16, 1947 - December 20, 2015

George "Laten" Searight, age 68, of Austin, lost his battle with cancer on December 20, 2015. Laten began his career working for the IRS in July 1966, right out of high school, and retired in 2000. After retirement, he started playing the piano. He played for several retirement homes such as Westminster Manor in Austin, and others in Pflugerville, Taylor, Georgetown and Round Rock – just...
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Robert Eldon Burrell

August 19, 1934 - December 20, 2015

Robert Eldon Burrell, age 81, of Austin, Texas, passed away December 20, 2015. He was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 19, 1934 to Kenneth Burrell and Evelyn Gordon Burrell. Robert graduated from Austin High in 1953 and served in the US Air Force. He was employed by Covert Auto for many years and drove for some hotels before his retirement. Robert enjoyed bowling in his early years, meeting his...
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Barbara Jean Fulton

March 18, 1933 - December 18, 2015

On Friday December 18, 2015, Barbara Jean Fulton, 82, of Lago Vista, TX, passed away peacefully, holding her daughters hand, at Hospice Austin's Christopher House. Preceding her death she was surrounded by her family and loved ones. Barbara was born on March 18, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii where she lived for 10 years and often recounted the experience of the Pearl Harbor Attacks. She graduated...
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Timy Baranoff

March 8, 1926 - December 18, 2015

Dr. Timy Baranoff, namesake of Timy Baranoff Elementary School, died at age 89 in Austin, Texas on December 18, 2015. Born to Harry and Gertrude Gerenraich, her remarkable life started on March 8, 1926 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. She was the fifth of seven children. Timy married the late Mort Baranoff on March 19, 1944 while he was serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Their son Stephen...
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LaNelle Glass

May 14, 1929 - December 17, 2015

LaNelle Glass died on December 17, 2015 in Temple, Texas. LaNelle was born on May 14, 1929 to Oscar and Ethel Crumley Overstreet. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Susan LaNelle. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 69 years, Marion H. Glass; one son, Timothy Glass; two grandsons, Jason Glass of Austin and Aaron Glass of North Dakota; and her sister,...
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Gary Frank Shelton

May 4, 1937 - December 17, 2015

Gary Frank Shelton was born in Dallas, Texas to Wilma Anita Cain and William Bryan Shelton on May 4, 1937 and passed away peacefully from the ravages of 16 years of Parkinson's Disease on December 17, 2015. Gary grew up in Dallas and graduated from South Oak Cliff High School. He left Dallas to attend The University of Texas (UT) and made Austin his home for the rest of his life. He married...
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Hallie Groos Slaughter

March 5, 1921 - December 14, 2015

Hallie Groos Slaughter, 94, died peacefully on Monday, December 14, 2015. Born in San Antonio, Texas on March 5, 1921, Hallie was the first of the three children of Ernest Martin Groos and Hallie Bolinger Groos. After graduating from Alamo Heights High School, and spending a year at Hollins College, Hallie came to Austin to attend the University of Texas. There she met the love of her life,...
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Alice B. Kutschke

March 9, 1932 - December 13, 2015

Alice lost her battle for life peacefully Sunday at Seton Medical Center in Round Rock. She was preceded in death by her husband Elwood E Kutschke, her father and mother from Brenham, and her 2 faithful dogs Foxy and Booger. She is survived by her son Wayne Kutschke and daughter Karen Newman; 4 grandchildren, Scott Valdiviez, Donna Schroeder, Diana Williams, and Desiree Ingram; 5 great...
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Mayme Sue Cobb

August 29, 1925 - December 12, 2015

Mayme Sue Cobb, known to most as Sue, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Sue was born on August 29, 1925 in Sylvester, Texas to Pricilla and John Everett Roberts. After moving to El Paso she met John Hiley Cobb, who was in the Army and stationed at Fort Bliss. They married in 1948. Sue was a devoted Army wife who cared for her home and family as John's Army assignments took...
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Benton "Nick" Elliott

December 18, 1930 - December 11, 2015

Benton Nichols "Nick" Elliott passed away peacefully on Friday, December 11, 2015, with his family by his side. He was born on December 18, 1930 in Waco, Texas, to Mattie Elizabeth Knott and William Edward Elliott. He was the youngest of four children. He and his wife, Jane, moved to Austin in 2007 in order to be closer to their daughter after having lived in Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, and...
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Rebecca "Becky" Abernathy

May 1, 1970 - December 11, 2015

Rebecca Lee Abernathy, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and grandmother, passed from this life at age 45 on December 11, 2015, from complications of an autoimmune disease. She is mourned by her husband, Cory Abernathy; her children, Ashley Sturzl and Bryan Abernathy; granddaughter, Madison Sauer; parents, Gilbert and Patricia (Brewer) Fox; brother and sister-in-law, David and Jocelyn...
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Ruth Louise Epstein

November 19, 1925 - December 11, 2015

Ruth Louise Epstein was born Ruth Louise Sandberg in Manhattan, New York on November 19, 1925. She entered Hunter College, NY at the age of 16 and earned a BA in Sociology in 1947. She did graduate work at the New School of Social Research in NY and was a caseworker for the NY City welfare department. She married Jeremiah Fain Epstein in 1950 and with him moved to Illinois, where he earned his...
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Vicki Elizabeth Schrader

July 23, 1947 - December 11, 2015

Vicki Elizabeth Schrader peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 11, 2015 at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She was surrounded by her loving family as she was finally able to gaze upon the face of God. Vicki was born in Texarkana, Texas on July 23, 1947 and moved to Jacksboro, Texas when she was two years old. She was an only child and very close to her grandparents,...
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Frank Lee Jennings

May 17, 1935 - December 10, 2015

Frank was born May 17, 1935, in Austin, Texas, and went to his heavenly home on December 10, 2015. He grew up in the Rosedale neighborhood and attended Trinity Lutheran School. During his youth he was known as Frankie, which is still used by some lifetime friends and family. Frank graduated from Austin High School in 1953 and joined the U.S.M.C. where he served for 2 years. In 1956 he met the...
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Fred B. Werkenthin

February 21, 1926 - December 4, 2015

Fred B. Werkenthin, of Austin passed away December 4, 2015. Fred was a lifelong Austin resident. He was born on February 21, 1926. Until he was 11 years of age he lived at 303 is East 15th Street and attended John B. Wynn elementary school. His family then moved to 3500 Greenway where he attended University Junior High and Austin High. He then attended the University of Texas. During his...
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Martha Clarke "Clarkie" Pennington Hall

May 4, 1939 - December 3, 2015

Martha Clarke "Clarkie" Pennington Hall, of Austin, Texas, passed away on December 3, 2015, at age 76. Born and raised in Jasper, Alabama, Clarkie earned her Bachelors and Master's degrees from the University of Alabama, where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Clarkie and her husband, the late William Edmond"Ed" Hall, also of Jasper, moved to Austin in 1976, where Clarkie...
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Marguerite (Brown) Langston

September 5, 1916 - December 3, 2015

Marguerite (Brown) Langston, age 99, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015. She was born September 5, 1916, in Austin, and was a lifelong florist, working in the flower shop of her parents. When her parents passed away, she became co-owners with her daughter, Dorothy, in Flowers by Marguerite. Marguerite never thought of the word retirement. She always wanted to be busy. Preceded in death...
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Tom J. Mabry

June 6, 1932 - November 29, 2015

Tom J. Mabry passed away November 29, 2015 in Austin. Tom was born June 6, 1932 in Northeast Texas near Commerce to Thomas Lee and Grace Creamer Mabry. He is survived by his wife Helga Johanna Humm Mabry; daughter Michele Mabry Cooley and her husband Tillman Webb Cooley III, their twin sons William Sumner and Thomas Mabry, of Pflugerville; son Patrick Thomas Mabry, of Luxemburg and Patrick's...
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Evan Michael Brown

August 19, 1994 - November 29, 2015

At age 21, Evan Michael Brown left us too soon; passing on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Evan was born in Virginia, where he lived for a few years before moving to Accokeek, MD. Shortly after his father's death in 2006, he and his older sister moved in with his maternal aunt in Austin, Texas, attending Deer Park Middle School and then graduating from McNeil High School in 2012. Evan was enrolled in...
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Betty Wilhelm Horton

July 21, 1951 - November 29, 2015

Betty Wilhelm Horton, 64, of Austin, Texas, passed away on November 29, 2015 while on vacation in Hawaii. Betty was born on July 21, 1951 to Johnnie Lee and Nila Ruth Wilhelm in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from South Garland High School in 1969, then earned her bachelor's degree and Master of Public Administration from Texas State University. In 1972, she married her high school sweetheart,...
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Bill Scott

February 14, 1931 - November 29, 2015

Bill Scott, age 84, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in Temple, Texas. He was a gifted athlete, and was a favorite among his classmates. He graduated from Temple High School in 1948 and attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He graduated in 1952 with a degree in...
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Forrest Calvin Roan, Jr.

December 18, 1944 - November 28, 2015

Forrest Calvin Roan, Jr., passed away on November 28, 2015, at the age of 70. Forrest was born on December 18, 1944, as the youngest son of Lucille A. E. McKinney Roan and Forrest Calvin Roan, Sr. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Mary Naomi Roan Martin, and by his nephew, David Roan Martin, Sr. Forrest is survived by his two daughters, Amy Katherine Roan Boykin and husband...
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Bruce Cagle

August 18, 1960 - November 27, 2015

Bruce Cagle, age 55, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Austin on Friday, November 27. He was born the youngest of three sons to Bill and Dick Cagle in Beeville, Texas on August 18, 1960. As a member of a Marine family, he lived coast to coast and especially enjoyed his four years in Honolulu before settling permanently in Austin in 1974. Bruce graduated from Anderson High in 1978...
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Helen Jo Porter Evans

July 12, 1937 - November 26, 2015

Helen Jo Porter Evans, 78, of Austin, passed away Nov. 26, 2015. Helen was born in 1937 in Tift County, Georgia. She grew up in Ashburn, Georgia and attended Valdosta State College. Helen met her beloved husband, Rush Evans, at WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas, where they were both employed. They married in 1959 and had two children. Rush's broadcasting career took them to several states, but Austin...
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David (Davy) Lawrence Jones

August 31, 1954 - November 25, 2015

David Lawrence Jones passed from this earthly life on November 25, 2015. David, known as Davy by most of his friends, was born in Chester, PA, and lived there until age 13. His musical interest started young when he began music lessons. He later found his true love in playing electric guitar, and was an accomplished guitarist by the time he was in high school. Many miles and many bands...
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Dorothy (Dottie) Nell Oswalt King

September 16, 1924 - November 25, 2015

Dorothy Nell Oswalt King ("Dottie" / "Grannie Dottie"), born September 16, 1924 in Groesbeck, Texas to George Dewey and Clure Oswalt. She passed peacefully on the morning of November 25, 2015 at the age of 91 at her home in Austin, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Dottie was a graduate of Southwest Texas State Teachers College and attended Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ. She...
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Tatum Cummings Smith

December 2, 1980 - November 24, 2015

Tatum Cummings Smith of Austin, Texas and New Canaan, Ct., passed away on November 24th 2015. Tatum was born on December 2nd in Dallas, Texas to Sara Schmidt Smith and Damon Philip Smith III. A bighearted young man, Tatum brought humor, kindness and thoughtfulness to everyone he knew. His grandmother Toomama said, "Tatum was such a sweet soul" always putting the needs of others before his. ...
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Greg Elledge

May 22, 1957 - November 24, 2015

Greg Elledge passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015. He was born May 22, 1957 in Paris, Illinois. He graduated from Paris High School in 1975. Greg moved to Austin, Texas 30 years ago and worked in the commercial construction industry. He worked hard and was a dedicated employee and always appreciated and respected his crews. He was a commercial construction plumber for the last ten years. ...
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Scott Merriman Elwell

November 14, 1950 - November 23, 2015

With sadness in their hearts, yet with thankfulness for a joyful resurrection, older sister Beverly of Charlotte NC and younger brother James of Austin TX wish to share the passing of their beloved brother, Scott Merriman Elwell, on November 23, 2015. He was 65 years young! Scott was born to Harry Howard Elwell, Jr. and Betty Stayton Elwell on November 14, 1950 in Seagraves TX. He attended...
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Susan Perry Grout

March 8, 1954 - November 22, 2015

Susan Perry Grout, 61, of Georgetown, TX, formerly of Irvine, CA, died peacefully November 22, 2015 after a 14 year battle with breast cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Patricia Carberry Bowen and George Wilson Perry. Susan is survived by her husband, Daniel Grout; son, Howard Bynder and his wife, Savannah; sisters, Sally Pemrick and Anne Haynie; brother, Tobe Perry; and many beloved...
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Margaret Hale Magness

May 25, 1923 - November 21, 2015

Margaret Hale Magness passed away peacefully at Brookdale Westlake Hills with her daughter Margi Magness, granddaughter Julia Magness and her longtime friend Rafael Diaz by her side on November 21st, 2015. She was 92 and had lived in Austin Texas for 50 years. She is survived by her daughter Margi Magness, granddaughter Julia Magness, Son Hunter Russell Magness, granddaughters Stephanie Magness...
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Carol Ann Buch

August 30, 1961 - November 21, 2015

On November 21, Carol Ann Buch passed away at her home in Austin, Texas, after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. She died surrounded by her husband, children, parents, siblings, close family members and friends. She was 54 years old. Carol was born on August 30, 1961 in Lima, Peru. She was the daughter of Ivar and Frieda Buch and the youngest sister to Christine, Philip and Carla. ...
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Rueben Louis Brownshadel

April 13, 1924 - November 20, 2015

Rueben Louis Brownshadel, 91, of Austin passed away on November 20, 2015. He was born on April 13, 1924 to Louis and Rosie Brownshadel in Hungerford, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lad Brantley; brothers, Elton and Gilbert; and grandsons, Matt and Luke Brownshadel. Rueben is survived by his beloved wife of 71 ½ years, Abie Ann Duckett Brownshadel; his daughter,...
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Leah Gardner Santos

January 20, 1964 - November 20, 2015

Leah Gardner Santos passed away on Friday, November 20th at the age of 51 after a heroic battle with melanoma. Leah was born on January 20, 1964 in Duncan, Oklahoma to doting parents, Ralph and Janice Gardner. She grew up on a working cattle ranch in North Texas and graduated from Nocona High School. She went on to Austin, Texas to receive her Government degree from The University of Texas at...
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Clarence Taylor Welborn

December 26, 1925 - November 19, 2015

Clarence Taylor Welborn, 89, a native of Austin, passed away November 19, 2015. He was born December 26, 1925 to Jeff D. and Elsie P. Welborn. He attended Austin Public Schools and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1943 and entered the University of Texas. He joined the air corps reserve in 1943 and was called to active duty in '44 and qualified as an Aviation Cadet but the war...
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John Henry Heir

September 24, 1917 - November 18, 2015

John (Bubba) Henry Heir, age 98, was peacefully called home by his Lord and Savior on November 18, 2015. He was born September 24, 1917 on a farm outside of Wills Point, Texas to Mary and Claude Heir. John grew up planting crops, picking cotton and milking cows. He met his childhood sweetheart Leota (Lea) Chambless when she was 8 and he was 11, and they walked hand-in-hand to a one room school...
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Ned Parker

July 22, 1923 - November 18, 2015

Ned Parker was born on July 22, 1923 in Grandview, Texas to Maida Copeland and Thomas Jefferson Parker. He is survived by his loving wife Mildred Pfluger Parker, daughter Cindy Marks, son-in-law Michael Marks, grandchildren Jeffrey Marks and Jonathan Marks, and several nieces and nephews. Ned's siblings Flora Boyce, Beulah Culpepper, J.D. Parker, and Thomas Parker preceded him in death. Ned...
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Johnny Jean "Feelgood" Crabtree

February 23, 1993 - November 17, 2015

Johnny Jean "Feelgood" Crabtree, born Katherine Jean Crabtree 2/23/1993, left his body to earth on November 17 to jam in the spirit arena. He was a graduate of Austin High class of 2011. After three semesters at Art Institute of Austin, he left school and began his tortuous and joyful transition from Katie to Johnny, emerging as a hard-working, productive young man who brought joy to those...
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Farland Clay Bundy

February 21, 1924 - November 15, 2015

Farland Clay Bundy died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of November 15, 2015 in Marble Falls, Texas. Farland was born to Dr. David Thomas Bundy and Gatha McFarland Bundy on February 21, 1924 in Tyler, Texas. He attended elementary and high school in Tyler, then Tyler Junior College and Rice University before entering the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Bachelor of Arts...
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Eddy Earl Lankford

January 20, 1933 - November 14, 2015

Eddy Earl Lankford passed away peacefully on November, 14th at the age of 82. Eddy was born and grew up in Cameron, Texas. Known throughout the area as an outstanding athlete, Eddy continued to excel at both football and track and field after his graduation from Yoe High. He attended and competed in sports at Shiner University in Kerrville, Texas prior to serving two years in the Army....
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David John Griffith

September 2, 1959 - November 12, 2015

David John Griffith passed away peacefully on November 12, 2015. David was born on September 2, 1959 in Woodstock, Illinois. After his boyhood days in Chicago as a Cubs fan he grew up in Great Falls, Virginia. His life-long career as an entrepreneur started at the age of 14. Traveling to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. daily, he dressed in a suit and tie with briefcase in hand to trade...
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Anna Mae Morrison

October 17, 1916 - November 12, 2015

Anna Mae Morrison, aged 99, died peacefully on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at her home in Austin, Texas, surrounded by her loved ones. Born near Birmingham, Alabama on October 17, 1916, Anna Mae was the second of five children from Charles Wesley Wait and Elle Mae Cross Wait. Tata, as she was called by her loved ones, spent summers with her beloved grandmother, also lovingly referred to as...
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Jo Anne Christian

June 12, 1936 - November 12, 2015

Jo Anne Christian, a leading advocate for the arts in Austin for decades, died on November 12, 2015 at the age of 79. She was one of the founders of the Austin Opera in 1986, and one of the "Three J's" (together with Jane Sibley and Jare Smith) who catalyzed the creation of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in 2008 after a fifteen-year campaign. Jo Anne Martin was born in...
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Susan Alstrin Britton

March 28, 1938 - November 12, 2015

Susan Alstrin Britton passed away peacefully in the early morning of Thursday, November 12, 2015 at her home with her family, ending a brave 10-year battle with breast cancer. Born March 28, 1938, Susan is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ronald Britton of Midland, TX, her son Andrew Britton and David Grey of Denver, CO, and her daughter, Carolyn Britton Allen and Tyler Allen of Austin, TX....
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Toni Gill Safley

February 27, 1921 - November 11, 2015

Toni Gill Safley, a long-time Austin resident, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Brookdale Westlake Hills Senior Living Community. She was 94. Toni was born on February 27, 1921 in Hugo, Oklahoma to Robert Alver & Audrey Combs Gill. She graduated from Stamford High School, Stamford, TX with honors in cheerleading in June 1939. Following graduation, and secretarial school in New...
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Emily Elisabeth Overbey

June 6, 1986 - November 9, 2015

Emily Elisabeth Overbey left this world on Monday, November 9, 2015. Born in Santa Clara, California on June 6, 1986, she came with her parents to Austin, Texas the following year. Emily attended St. Theresa's and St. Louis Catholic Schools and St. Michael's Academy. She attended Loyola University New Orleans on a St. Ignatian academic scholarship, majoring in graphic design. She received the...
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Mark Wendell Callis

July 2, 1947 - November 7, 2015

Mark Callis, a long-time Austin resident, died Saturday, November 7, 2015. He was 68 years old. Mark Wendell Callis was born on July 2, 1947, in Herrin, Illinois, the oldest child of Otis Wendell Callis and Doris Dinsmore Callis. He grew up as an Army brat in Illinois, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Texas, and Germany. His family settled in Austin in 1962. Mark graduated from...
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Carey Ann Damuth

November 13, 1951 - November 6, 2015

Carey Ann Damuth Born November 13, 1951 - Died November 6,2015 Austin, TX It is my distinct privilege to write this message and tribute in honor of my mother Carey Ann Damuth. Carey Ann Damuth breathed her soul away into her savior's arms and was taken to her heavenly home on November 6, 2015. Born on November 13, 1951 in Austin,Texas. She was welcomed into this world by her loving...
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Edith Fletcher Williams

April 13, 1932 - November 6, 2015

Edith Louise Fletcher Williams, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away on November 6, 2015, age 83, in Houston after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Edith was born in Crystal City, Texas on April 13, 1932 to Douglas Jennings Fletcher, Sr and Alice Irene Barker Fletcher. She grew up in Eagle Pass, Texas before moving to Austin in 1946, where she resided the remainder of her...
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Shawn Avery Young Rademacher

July 28, 1983 - November 6, 2015

Shawn Avery Young Rademacher went to be with the Lord on November 6, 2015 after a courageous and inspiring fight against brain cancer. She was joyfully welcomed into Heaven by a host of angels, to be made whole in the presence of her Savior. Born on July 28th, 1983 in Dallas, Texas to Joseph Kleber Young III and Page Burkholder Young, Avery's cheerful personality and infectious spirit carried...
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Kimberly Kay Hill Savage

April 16, 1961 - November 5, 2015

KIMBERLY KAY HILL SAVAGE passed away November 5, 2015 in San Mateo, Ca. She was formerly of Austin,Texas. Kim is survived by her loving and devoted husband Tim and nephew Michael Munoz for whom she was a surrogate mother. Other survivors are her father Larry Hill, MD and his wife Barbara; sisters Kelley Aguirrie and husband Anthony, Karla Munoz, and Kevin Duran and partner James Beard, all of...
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Kirby Weldon Gupton

December 6, 1944 - November 5, 2015

Kirby Weldon Gupton, a longtime Austin resident and local musician, died peacefully and free of pain at Hospice Austin's Christopher House on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, after a short battle with cancer. He was 70. Born in Bay City, Texas, on Dec. 6, 1944, he grew up south of Houston in West Columbia, where he (of course) played high school football. It was during his early years there that he...
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Roy John Woods

August 15, 1952 - November 2, 2015

Roy John Woods, 63, passed away on November 2, 2015 in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Mila Woods; daughter Jennifer Woods; and five step-children Ramona, William, Barrett, Jason and Amy; sister Jessica Cole. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Bernarda Loera; mother Mary Francis Loera; aunts Betty and Kay; and several uncles. Memorial services will be held at...
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Betty Jewell Nunley

November 26, 1925 - November 2, 2015

Betty Jewell Jordan Nunley passed away November 2, 2015, in Austin, Texas. She was born to Edwin Rudolph Jordan, Sr. and Jewell Christena Woolsey Jordan on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, 1925, in Austin, Texas. In 1947, she married Jack Valentine Nunley in the old St. Martin's Ev. Lutheran Church, where she had been baptized and confirmed. After graduating from Austin High School in...
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Preston G. Crites

June 18, 2015 - November 2, 2015

Preston G. Crites, 4 months old, died on November 2, 2015. He was born June 18, 2015 to Brandon and Victoria Crites in Kyle, Texas. Preston was the best baby a parent could ask for! He was unique in his own way. He loved to hold conversations and argue with you. He was the best cuddler you could ever have. Preston was a small baby with a strong body, and he fought hard and we love him! ...
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Zachary David Sotman

September 28, 1984 - October 31, 2015

Zachary David Sotman, 31, of Fort Worth, TX passed away October 31, 2015 in Austin, TX. Zac attended Fort Worth Country Day School, and then graduated from The Cascade School in Whitmore, CA. An avid fan of Star Wars, Zac enjoyed cheering up patients at the children's hospital dressed in his Stormtrooper armor. He was a proud member of the 501st Legion. Zac attended Alfred University in upstate...
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Marilyn Jeanette Byer

October 23, 1930 - October 31, 2015

Marilyn Jeanette Byer, Ed.D., died October 31, 2015. She was born October 23, 1930 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the only child of Marie Irene Byer and Edward Lloyd Byer. She earned a General Diploma in 1951 from Ward Belmont College for Women in Nashville, Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Therapy from Southern Methodist University in 1953, from where she later earned a Masters of...
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Sherry Brown Landry

November 30, 1942 - October 28, 2015

Sherry Brown Landry, beloved mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, died on October 28, 2015 after a courageous 5-1/2 year battle with Leiomyosarcoma. She was born on November 30, 1942 in Clovis, NM and grew up in Andrews, TX. She graduated from Newcomb College at Tulane University in 1964. While at Tulane, she met and married Jacob D. Landry. After rearing 5 children in New Iberia, LA,...
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Doris Phillips Henry

May 26, 1935 - October 28, 2015

Doris Phillips Henry passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015 after a long illness. She was born on May 26, 1935 in Vienna, Illinois. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Max Henry of Houston. She is also survived by her sons, Philip Henry and wife Rixie of Wichita Falls, Texas, Mark Henry and wife Amy of League City, Texas and her daughter, Carol Claypool and husband Kevin of Bellaire,...
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Joe W. Montgomery

June 15, 1923 - October 27, 2015

Joe W. Montgomery passed away on October 27, 2015. Joe was an accomplished World War II veteran, a talented gardener, and above all else, a loving husband, father and adored grandfather. Joe was born in Austin, Texas, in June of 1923. After graduating from Austin High School in January 1943, Joe began a distinguished military career in February 1943. He served in the U.S. Army 343rd Infantry...
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Nancy Woodruff McCann

March 19, 1945 - October 26, 2015

Nancy Lee Woodruff McCann of Austin, Texas died suddenly of natural causes at the age of 70 on October 26, 2015. She was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey to Ethel Dumont Kellinger Woodruff and Alson Eugene Woodruff. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert Bruce McCann. She leaves behind her daughters, Katherine Barbara McCann White and Elizabeth Dorothy McCann Bromley, both of Austin...
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Azile Coffey Bonneau

February 10, 1918 - October 26, 2015

Azile Coffey Freeze Bonneau, 97, died Monday, October 26 at Christopher House in Austin. She was the daughter of James Ross Coffey and Esther Dierlam Coffey. Azile was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, February 10, 1918. She grew up in Austin graduating from Austin High in 1934. At UT, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta. A career change took her to Calhoun County where she taught in Seadrift and...
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Rhoda Jane Swanner Montgomery

August 27, 1962 - October 25, 2015

The Reverend Dr. Rhoda Jane Swanner Montgomery, age 53, Rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, College Station, Texas, died October 25, 2015, at home surrounded by her devoted and loving husband Rob along with family and friends, following an incredibly courageous battle with cancer. Rhoda leaves an indelible mark on all who had the fortune to know her – Rhoda's humor, wit, thoughtfulness,...
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Mark Randall Winter

July 22, 1959 - October 24, 2015

Mark Randall Winter, 56, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015. He was born July 22, 1959. Mark grew up in Dallas, TX and attended W. T. White High School. He graduated from the University of Texas '81 where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Mark will be remembered most for his wit, intelligence, love of family, Longhorns and Cowboys. Mark was preceded in death by...
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