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Charles Taliaferro Clark

March 18, 1917 - November 25, 2014

Charles Taliaferro Clark, age 97, died November 25. He was born in Illinois to Charles A. Clark and Kathryn Sneed Clark, graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas, and attended Northwestern University, where he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He later attended the University of Texas, earning his BBA in 1938, MBA in 1939, and PhD in business administration in 1956. ...
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Edda Ingeborg "Inge" Kuenast

January 22, 1922 - November 23, 2014

Edda Ingeborg "Inge" Kuenast, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday November 23, 2014 in Austin, Texas after a long and blessed life serving the Lord, caring for family and practicing medicine. Born Edda Ingeborg Joetten on January 22, 1922 in Boerfink, Germany, Inge was the eldest daughter of a musician/educator, Wilhelm Joetten and Angela Hartmann Joetten. Inge, one of eight children, grew up...
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Mary Ellyce Hall

October 21, 1911 - November 22, 2014

Mary Ellyce Childers Hall was born in Waelder, Texas on October 21, 1911. She moved to Austin in third grade and later attended Austin High School, but moved to Del Rio in her senior year, graduating in 1930. She married Henry Hall in 1941 and in 1953 had their only son Bryan. In 1959 the family joined Tarrytown United Methodist Church. Ellyce was instrumental in planting trees in front of...
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Anna Varga Kudlak

February 1, 1929 - November 21, 2014

Anna Varga Kudlak, Age 85, passed peacefully to be with our Lord on November 21, 2014 with her son and his wife at her side. Anna was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 1, 1929. On May 11, 1957, she married Michael Kudlak. They moved to Texas due to Michael's work but her love for New York never left her heart. Anna was dedicated to her faith and prayer life. She was an accomplished dressmaker...
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Kenneth "Ray" Farabee

November 22, 1932 - November 20, 2014

Kenneth "Ray" Farabee died at his home in Austin on Thursday, November 20, 2014 after a life well lived. He was 81. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1932, Ray graduated from Wichita Falls High School before attending the University of Texas at Austin. Ray was elected Student Body President at UT but only served for a short time prior to taking a position with the National Student Association...
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Richard Thomas "Dick" Doyle

February 15, 1918 - November 17, 2014

Dick was born in Flint Michigan, the third child of Ida Mae Fritz Doyle and Thomas William Doyle. He graduated from The Ohio State University in Business Administration and studied at The University of Texas Graduate School of Business. Dick was a Commander in the United States Navy during WWII flying PBMs and PBYs. He remained an active pilot for many years flying his beloved Cessna 180 with...
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Hazel Forester

October 1, 1915 - November 16, 2014

Hazel Brackston Batey Forester, daughter of Robert Brackston Batey and wife, Gertrude Josephine Miller, was born October 1, 1915 on the Batey Ranch in Guadalupe and Gonzales Counties and died on November 16, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Capt. Russell E. Forester, USNR; sisters, Lyndal Patillo and Adeliene Owings and her brother, Wendell Brackston Batey. She is...
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H. Gene Patterson

January 1, 1931 - November 15, 2014

Harold Gene Patterson, 83, died on November 15, 2014 in Austin. Gene was born in Houston, Texas on January 1, 1931 to C.L. and Era Ann Patterson. He received his B.A. degree in Bible, Magna Cum Laude, from Abilene Christian University and his Master's in New Testament from Harding University. Gene met Lucretia Farrar, a teacher at Harding Grade School, in 1953. They were married on August 29,...
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Katherine "Kay" Klemit Mack

December 10, 1931 - November 14, 2014

Katherine "Kay" Klemit Mack of Austin, TX passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 14, 2014 less than a month before her 83rd birthday. She was a kind, generous, loving, and independent woman who will be missed by all who knew her. Katherine Klemit was born in Bradley, IL in December 1931. She grew up in neighboring Kankakee where she graduated from high school. Kay graduated from...
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Richard Velton Sorgee

July 23, 1919 - November 14, 2014

Richard Velton Sorgee, 95, died November 14, in Cedar Park, Texas. He was born July 23, 1919 on the Harrell Ranch on the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle. Velton was the second child of Fred and Mausby Sorgee. He grew up on the banks of a small lake on the outskirts of Canyon, Texas. He attended elementary school through high school at West Texas Normal College in Canyon. He...
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Regine Schumaker

June 16, 1944 - November 13, 2014

Regine Schumaker, 70, of Austin, TX died on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at her home after a sixteen month battle with Leukemia. She was born and raised in Paris, France and immigrated to the US in 1964. Regine was born in Paris, France to Louis and Denise Renard. Regine was educated in France and immigrated to the US in 1964 to visit her brother Remi who was a graduate student at MIT. ...
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Philip S. Mintz

October 10, 1930 - November 13, 2014

Phillip S. Mintz passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 13, in Austin, at the age of 84. Loving husband and father, Phil is survived by his wife of 60 years, Selma, and his children and grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Fort Sam Houston on Wednesday, November 19 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Associaiton.
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Ronald Earl Cantrell

October 21, 1943 - November 11, 2014

Ronald Earl Cantrell, 71, of Austin, Texas, retired, passed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 surrounded by family. He was born on October 21, 1943 in Denver, Colorado to Evangeline Blanchard and Wilburne Cantrell. He served in the navy and enjoyed fly fishing, antiques, music and family. He is survived by his loving wife Faith, his children Ronnie Cantrell, Stacy Davis and Sheryl Shushan,...
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Michael Bryant

January 4, 1950 - November 9, 2014

Michael was born January 4, 1950, in Lubbock, Texas, and passed away November 9, 2014. Receiving his Master of Arts Degree with Honors in Speech Communications and Human Relations, Elementary Education and Administration from the University of Kansas, he served as Assistant Principal of Oak Hill Elementary until his retirement in 2007, after 25 years of service. Memorial services will be...
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Sally Rice Jones

August 28, 1955 - November 7, 2014

Sally Rice Jones, age 59, passed away in Austin, Texas on Friday, November 7, 2014, after battling stage IV breast cancer for six years. She was born on August 28, 1955, in Westport, Connecticut, where she attended Staples High School. Sally attended Duke University, where she studied English. She worked in the book and periodicals publishing. Sally is survived by her mother, Dian Rice; her...
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Marion (Corry) Adams , Jr.

December 17, 1941 - November 7, 2014

Marion Corry Adams, Jr., 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 7, 2014, after his unexpected death from a stroke. Corry was born December 17, 1941, in Houston to Marion Corry Adams and Melbadel Wright Adams. He grew up in Houston, attended Lamar High School, and graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and the...
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Jeanie Wilson Tennant Parks

July 23, 1921 - November 6, 2014

Jeanie Wilson Tennant Parks July 23, 1921 – November 6, 2014 Jeanie Wilson Tennant Parks, wife of the late Dr. Walter Samuel Parks, Jr. passed away peacefully on November 6, 2014. She was born July 23, 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland to Sarah and Walter Tennant. She grew up in Newton, MA. After graduating from high school at East Greenwich Academy in Rhode Island she went on to attend nursing...
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Alene Cantrell

July 31, 1926 - November 6, 2014

Alene Cantrell was born on July 31st, 1926, to Loyse and Al Henley. Alene had a long and beautiful life. She was a stalwart soul, full of sly humor and reflection. Her blue eyes sparkled with warmth, and her laugh could melt away anxiety and fear---her laugh was irresistible. Alene had a crystal-clear soprano voice and shared her musical gifts with others. She sang in the choir from...
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Lena (Lynne) P. Edwards

May 9, 1926 - November 4, 2014

Lena (Lynne) P. Edwards, World's Greatest Mother, peacefully passed over on November 4th, 2014, at the age of 88. When Lynne and her four dear sisters were a together, they were a spirited force to behold. Lynne was devoted to her family and enjoyed fishing, bowling, bridge, art, dogs and dancing - a good rickey-tickey song would get her motor running every time! The sun does not shine...
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Donald Ray Rincon

September 27, 1949 - November 3, 2014

RINCON, DONALD RAY Don Rincon was born in Houston, Texas on September 27, 1949 and died on Monday, November 3, 2014 in Austin Texas. His parents, Robert and Filomena Cantú Rincon, are deceased. Don is survived by his wife, Melinda Lamar Sterk Rincon, daughter Lauren Elizabeth Rincon, and brother Rodney Rincon of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Don graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas...
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Marie Massey

February 23, 1922 - November 3, 2014

Marie Smith Massey of Austin died November 3, 2014. She was born February 23, 1922 in Hickasha, Oklahoma to Robert Pinkney Smith and Bertha Phillips. Marie was preceded in death by Hobby G. Massey, her husband of 57 years (until 1996); infant daughter Susan Kay Massey; 3 sisters, Gladys Gerlock, Eunice Young, Velma Decoursy; and brothers Emmett, Oscar, R.P., McAllan and Wade. Marie's...
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Virgus Ray Cardozier

April 2, 1923 - November 2, 2014

Virgus Ray Cardozier, professor emeritus of higher education administration at the University of Texas at Austin died in Austin, Texas on November 2, 2014 of complications of a stroke. Professor Cardozier was born on April 2, 1923 and reared on a farm in north central Louisiana, the son of James C. and Lelia Megison Cardozier. He enrolled at LSU in June 1940 where his studies were...
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Susanne Hooper

October 7, 1927 - November 2, 2014

Susanne Catlett Hooper died peacefully in Austin on November 2, 2014, following a beautiful life that began in Okemah, Oklahoma on October 7, 1927. She was the second daughter born to Eugene Newlon Catlett and Mary Board Catlett. The family moved to McAllen when Susanne was five years old, and when she was 14 they relocated to Austin where she graduated from Austin High School. Susanne attended...
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Beverly Scarborough Yahiel

February 16, 1949 - November 2, 2014

Beverly Strittmatter Scarborough Yahiel, 65, died of ovarian cancer on November 2, 2014. She was born in Cincinnati, but her life took off when she moved to Austin in 1968 to finish a journalism degree at UT. It was a colorful era; she wrote for The Rag, an underground paper, worked on political campaigns, and moved with friends into the house on French Place where her daughter Megan and family...
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James Jesse Stahl

April 17, 1925 - November 1, 2014

James Jesse Stahl (also affectionately known as Jim, Jimmy, Dad, Grandpa and Pa) of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully after a short illness on Saturday, November 1st at the age of 89 in the presence of his loving wife of 66 years, Elizabeth "Liz" Stahl. Jim was born to Mattie nee Ryan and Jesse James Stahl in Falfurrias, Texas on April 17th, 1925 and moved to Austin when he was 13 years...
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James Walter Morris, Jr

June 5, 1921 - October 31, 2014

James Walter (Jim) Morris, Jr., a resident of Austin since 1945, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014, at the age of 93. All those who knew Jim will cherish memories of a true Texan who lovingly and loyally served his family, faith, state, and country. Jim was born June 5, 1921, in Huntsville, Texas. He was the youngest of four children of James Walter Morris, Sr., and Ethel Moore Morris. ...
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Mecy Leiser

March 13, 1924 - October 30, 2014

Mecy Ada Jessup Leiser, age 90, of Austin Texas, passed away October 30, 2014. Mecy was born March 13, 1924 in North Carolina to Elbert and Alpha May Jessup. Her family moved to Virginia where she attended business college. She worked as a clerk for the Navy during WWII. There she met her loving husband of 68 years, Arthur Leiser Jr. They married on October 14, 1944. Mecy and Art moved to...
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George V. Mezzetti

October 31, 1925 - October 29, 2014

George V. Mezzetti, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2014. He was born on October 31, 1925, in San Antonio, TX to George Mezzetti and Gina Beghe Mezzetti. After moving to Austin he attended Stephen F. Austin high school and graduated in 1943. Upon graduation he attended Texas A&M University, in College Station, TX. He was called into service with the Navy during WWII. After military...
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Jamie Dewar Ferguson

December 16, 1960 - October 29, 2014

Jamie Dewar Ferguson, 53, of Austin, Texas, passed away on October 29, 2014, after jumping into Lake Austin to save his dog. He was born in Houston on December 16, 1960, and grew up in Austin. Jamie was a proud alumnus (cum laude) of the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee and The University of Texas. An avid nature lover, Jamie studied wildlife biology and ornithology. He was passionate...
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Irene Wilcox Strait

October 10, 1929 - October 28, 2014

Irene was born in Houston, Texas to George Washington Wilcox and Florence Herring Wilcox , a few minutes ahead of her twin brother, David C Wilcox joining their 3 yr old brother, George C Wilcox. She excelled in dance from a young age and continued throughout her life. Irene was successful in any endeavor - from winning the State Shorthand Award to earning inclusion in the National Honor...
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Carline Margolis Copland Ravel

March 27, 1920 - October 26, 2014

Carline Margolis Copland Ravel was born on March 27, 1920 in Dayton, Ohio and died in Austin, Texas on October 26, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Carol Kadison and son-in-law Douglas Kadison, son Albert Copland and grandchildren Joshua and Erin Copland, Alexis and Matt Kaplan, Bret Kadison and Andrew Johnson and Zachary Kadison. Mrs. Ravel is also survived by Soraya and Fredy Salazar,...
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Fred Winfield Day, Jr.

July 9, 1926 - October 22, 2014

Fred Winfield Day, Jr. July 9, 1926 - October 22, 2014 Fred Winfield Day, Jr. age 88, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by his four children on October 22, 2014. Fred was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up in Temple, Texas. He received his degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950, and remained in Austin for the rest of his life. He...
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Maureen Danielle Jean-Marie Diercxsens Thompson

April 28, 1964 - October 21, 2014

Maureen Danielle Jean-Marie Thompson (née Diercxsens) Maureen Danielle Jean-Marie Thompson, 50 of Spicewood, TX passed away peacefully on October 21 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Maureen was born to Henry and Ann Diercxsens on April 28, 1964. Survived by her husband, Gary Lee Thompson, and her beloved children, Taylor (15), Kyla (13) and Katelyn (10) and her sisters, Suzanne ...
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Florence (Flo) Wojcik

February 12, 1922 - October 20, 2014

Florence (Flo) Wojcik, 92, was reunited with her beloved husband and best friend, Joseph and son David Joseph on Monday, October 20, 2014. Flo was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 12, 1922 to Frances and Boleslaw Janik. Left to celebrate her memories are her children: Sheila Wojcik, Ph.D. and her husband Harvey Caughey, and James (Karen) Wojcik; her grandchildren David and Courtney...
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W.H. "Bill" Lindner

March 29, 1929 - October 19, 2014

W.H. "Bill" Lindner, 85, passed away October 19 while traveling abroad with his loving companion and friend, Maxine Roberts of Austin. A "Celebration of Life" service will be held at Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend Church on Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am. A private interment will follow in Remembrance Gardens. Bill was born and raised in the near eastside neighborhood (Irvington) of...
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Stephen Embree Barnett, MD

July 25, 1941 - October 19, 2014

Stephen Embree Barnett, dedicated physician, beloved husband, brother, uncle and friend, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the age of 73. Stephen was born July 25, 1941, in Indianapolis to Mary John Embree Barnett and William Edwin Barnett, M.D. His family moved to Dallas after World War II and Stephen later returned to Indiana where he graduated from DePauw University in 1962. ...
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Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Stengel Bond

November 15, 1922 - October 19, 2014

Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Stengel Bond died in Austin, Texas on October 19, 2014. An elegant, down-to-earth, proud, and private woman, she lacked self-importance and accepted life as it came along. Literature was her love, as well as art, movies, and all the performing arts. One example of Liz's quiet determination showed when she was eighty years old and walked halfway across Manhattan in the...
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Charmaine Hooper Denius

July 16, 1929 - October 19, 2014

Charmaine Hooper Denius, beloved wife and mother, passed away at 85 years of age on October 19, 2014. Charmaine is survived by her husband of 64 years, Franklin W. Denius, her daughter Charmaine D. McGill and her husband, J. Gordon McGill, her son, Wofford ("Woffie") Denius and his wife, Beth B. Denius, her grandchildren Parker McGill and Reagan Denius, and her nieces, Charisse L. Mayer, Stacey...
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Guy Nethery

July 26, 1967 - October 18, 2014

Guy Nethery, age 47, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Guy was born July 26, 1967, to Eldon Nethery and Dawn (Nethery) Craig of Wichita Falls, TX. He graduated from John Hirschi High School and Midwestern State University. He was employed as a Sr. Business Systems Analyst with Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin, TX. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M on...
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Jordan Leigh Gray

March 8, 1981 - October 17, 2014

Jordan Leigh Gray March 8, 1981- October 17, 2014 Jordan Leigh Gray, 33, of Austin, Texas, died on October 17, 2014. She was born on March 8, 1981 in Lubbock, Texas to Billy Frank Gray and Donna Brown Gray. Jordan was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Gray of Denver, Colorado (originally Brownfield and Lubbock, TX), and Donna Gray of Austin, Texas, (originally Washington, D.C.) She...
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Heather Catto Kohout

April 7, 1959 - October 17, 2014

Heather Catto Kohout died on October 17, 2014, nearly three years after her initial diagnosis with metastatic cancer. She was a woman of deep faith, kindness, and physical, intellectual, and spiritual beauty; a devoted wife and mother; and a ferocious friend. Her entire life was an ongoing demonstration of how to move through the world with courage, generosity, and gratitude. Heather was born...
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Asa S. Whitehead

March 2, 1921 - October 17, 2014

Asa S. Whitehead passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born March 2, 1921 in Gaines, Michigan. Asa, better known to friends as "Ace", joined the Air Force in 1941 and as a young airman during World War II flew many aircraft including the P-40 and P-63. Ace distinguished himself during the Korean War, flying 125 missions in the F-86 Saber, shooting down...
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Barbara Johanson

July 28, 1939 - October 16, 2014

Barbara Spriggs Johanson of Austin, Texas passed away on October 16, 2014. She was born on July 28, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois to Ray and Anne Spriggs. She grew up on a farm outside Pittsburg, Kansas surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. Barbara graduated from Cherokee High School in Cherokee, Kansas. She then went on to receive a double major (English/Theater) from Pittsburg State...
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Jeff E. Geeslin

December 30, 1930 - October 12, 2014

Jeff E. Geeslin, 83, of Austin, Texas, died on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Jeff was born in Brady, Texas to Edward and Lee Geeslin, the youngest of five boys, Campbell is the surviving brother. Jeff loved ranching with his dad. He graduated from UT with a BBA Degree and immediately began working for the Austin National Bank where he became Senior Vice President. He also earned a Master's degree...
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Alberta M. Castaneda, Ph.D.

August 15, 1922 - October 11, 2014

Alberta M. Castaneda, Ph.D., of Austin, Texas, died as the result of a house fire on Saturday, October 11, 2014. She was born August 15, 1922, in Yakima, Washington, to Francis Anthony and Sylvia Bates Mondor. She is preceded in death by her parents, her five brothers and sisters, and her son, Drew Castaneda. Dr. Castaneda completed her B.A. in Education at what is now Central Washington...
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Jehiel H. Crites, Jr.

October 24, 1920 - October 11, 2014

Jehiel Harleston (JH) Crites, 93, of Austin, Texas, retired master electrician, died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Jehiel was born in Dallas, Texas on October 24, 1920 but grew up in Denison, Texas and attended Lane Elementary and Denison High School. On November 24, 1938, he married the love of his life, Wanda Marie Wilhelm. They were married...
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Jamie Sue Depmore Meredith

August 27, 1945 - October 10, 2014

Jamie Sue Meredith passed away peacefully in Austin, Texas, on Friday, October 10, 2014. She is survived by her sisters Binnie Hoffman of Evant, Texas and Keith Deal of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, her brothers David Depmore of Round Rock, Texas and Dan Depmore of Orange County, California and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Jamie was born in Midland-Odessa on...
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Benjamin Badgett

September 11, 1987 - October 9, 2014

A very sweet angel was called to heaven on 10/9/14. Benjamin Badgett's heart was filled with unconditional love for all. If your paths ever crossed his, then you know that special unbiased love he possessed for you. Ben enjoyed Sunday lunch with his Dad, fishing, hanging out with friends, lending a hand, his RC cars, welding and playing with his nephews, Colin and Cory. We know Ben is...
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Fred Carl Hartman, "Doc"

January 2, 1935 - October 9, 2014

Fred Carl Hartman - "Doc" • Fred was born on January 2, 1935 in Arneckeville, Texas to Ralph and Annie Hartman. He was the youngest of four siblings. He was closest to his brother Ralph (2 years older-passed), also a sister Maryann (6 years older-passed) and brother Henry (12 years older) living in Victoria, Texas. • The Hartman's farmed many kinds of produce - raising watermelons that...
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Dorothy Pfeiffer

January 28, 1915 - October 9, 2014

Dorothy was born in Blanco, Texas, to John and Ophelia Trainer Moore. Dorothy passed away in Fredericksburg, Texas, at the age of 99. A direct descendant of a founding family of Blanco, Dorothy grew up on the family farm near the Blanco River. She would often recall a childhood of wonderful times with family and friends. Life was full and life was good. And it would continue to be so. She...
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Desta Beal Jeffrey

October 8, 2014

Longtime Austin resident Desta Beal Jeffrey, of Austin, Texas died peacefully on October 8, 2014. She was born in Suffolk, Virginia and grew up in Hugo, Oklahoma. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Woman's University and a Master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Desta embarked upon her career teaching home economics at Baker, O. Henry Middle School, University...
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Robert Samuel (Bob) Schechter

February 26, 1929 - October 8, 2014

Robert Samuel (Bob) Schechter, aged 85, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, surrounded by the family he loved, and that adored him. Born on February 26, 1929, to Helen (Brilling) and Morris S. Schechter, he was reared in Rosenberg, Texas. Inspired by his high school chemistry teacher, Schechter decided to become a chemical engineer. He graduated from Texas A & M University in 1950 with a B...
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Jane Ferguson Hill

December 13, 1946 - October 7, 2014

Jane Ferguson Hill, 67, of Austin, Texas, died October 7, 2014, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born on December 13, 1946 in Longview, Texas to Elizabeth and Joe Ferguson, Jane spent most of her formative years in Temple where she graduated from Temple High School. Jane received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Texas in 1968. She then...
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Vadis Dale Park Baggett

December 16, 1924 - October 7, 2014

Vadis Dale Park Baggett December 16, 1924 – October 7, 2014 Longtime Austin resident, Vadis Dale Park Baggett, passed away peacefully on October 7th, 2014. Vadis was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Durward A. Baggett; her parents Laura Lee Young Park and Jesse James Ketchersid Park, her brothers Curtis and Leslie Park, and sister Delma Dell Dennison. She is survived by daughter,...
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Eugene Arman Ripperger

July 7, 1914 - October 5, 2014

Eugene Arman Ripperger passed away peacefully on October 5, 2014 at home with his loving wife of 74 years at his side. He was 100 years and 3 months old. Arman, as he was known to his family, was born July 7, 1914 in Stover, Missouri, to Winnie and Bill Ripperger, growing up with three brothers and a sister in a small town, learning to do with little and be self-sufficient. His adventures...
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Hugo Guillermo Silva

June 25, 1937 - October 5, 2014

Hugo Guillermo Silva, born June 25, 1937 in Lima, Peru, to Peruvian Air Force General Ergasto Silva and Maria Cagigao de Silva, went to his eternal rest on Sunday October 5, 2014 at the age of 77. He married Leonor Parra on March 11, 1967 in Los Angeles, CA where they lived before moving to Miami, FL and eventually settling in Austin, TX in 1984. He and Leonor were founding parents of St....
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Fred Pittman Ellison

January 11, 1922 - October 4, 2014

Fred Pittman Ellison was born January 11, 1922, in Denton, Texas, the son of Lee Monroe Ellison and Hixie Pittman Ellison and brother of the late Edith Lanier Ellison. Early on he pursued an interest in foreign languages, starting with Latin, Spanish, and French in high school and continuing with German and Portuguese, principally at the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation with a...
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John Thomas Sutton

March 3, 1981 - October 3, 2014

John Thomas Sutton, 33, of Austin was born March 3, 1981 in Alamogordo, NM to Tom and Janice Sutton of Austin. He passed away unexpectedly on October 3, 2014 at his home. He was a 1999 graduate of Anderson High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society. John attended The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Colorado graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in...
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Samuel Campbell, Jr.

May 9, 1918 - September 29, 2014

Samuel "Sam" George Campbell, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 29, 2014. Mr. Campbell was born on May 9, 1918, in Charleston, West Virginia, the eldest son of Sam G. Campbell, Sr., and Virginia Clark. He is survived by his son Sam G. Campbell III, daughter-in-law Leslie Langee, grandchildren Robert Austin and Christopher Joel...
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Michael Dudly Gipson

October 22, 1966 - September 28, 2014

Michael was born in Odessa, Texas, and was the youngest of Jules and Carolyn Gipson's four children. He is survived by his mother, Carolyn; sister Marci Henna and husband, Louis; sister Kit Knox Viehbeck and husband, Al; and brother Colin Gipson, and several nieces and a nephew. He was a constant source of joy for all who knew him, and left this world a far better place than he found it. ...
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Lucile Wessels "Cile" Dunlevy

August 15, 1920 - September 27, 2014

Lucile Wessels "Cile" Dunlevy, age 94, of Austin passed away on September 27, 2014. She was born on August 15, 1920 in La Feria, TX to Elizabeth Brockmeier and Herman Diehl Wessels. A graduate of La Feria High School, she attended Texas State College for Women and the University of Texas at Austin. In 1944, Cile was united in marriage to Harold James "Jim" Dunlevy at St. Mark's Evangelical...
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Adriana Ann Ybarra

February 12, 1982 - September 27, 2014

Adriana Ybarra passed away in the early hours of Saturday, September 27, at The Christopher House in Austin at the age of 32 after a hard-fought battle with breast cancer. Adriana was born February 12, 1982, in Austin, Texas, and lived most of her life in the Central Texas area. Adriana knew much pain and suffering in her early years, but she was determined not to be defined by her past but,...
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William Ramsey O'Connell

November 22, 1944 - September 26, 2014

William Ramsey O'Connell was born in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1944 and died in Austin on September 26, 2014 at the age of 69. "O'C" was a skinny man with a beautiful voice and a big personality; an important figure in Austin broadcasting and advertising for over four decades. He was originally a newsman, but later would become an innovative producer of radio sports programming for...
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Bruce Martin Wilpon

May 6, 1958 - September 26, 2014

Bruce Martin Wilpon, 56, died on September 26, 2014 at home after an extended illness. Bruce was born in Miami, Florida on May 6, 1958 to Faye and Arnold Wilpon. He graduated from Coral Gables High School and NYU with a degree in accounting. After obtaining his CPA, Bruce went on to graduate school at the University of Miami (Florida), obtaining his Masters in Economics and Juris Doctor in 1984. ...
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Emma Gertrude Tuley

May 29, 1921 - September 22, 2014

Emma Gertrude Tuley died on September 22, 2014. She was born on May 29, 1921, and reared in Teague, Texas, Emma graduated from Teague High School with her lifelong friend, Mary Morse, now of Austin. During World War II, Emma moved to Washington, D.C. and worked in the War Department for the OSS. Returning to Teague after the war, she began her career with the Rock Island Railroad, working in...
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James "Jim" Gerst, Jr.

July 7, 1920 - September 21, 2014

James "Jim" Oscar Gerst, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 21, 2014. He was born on July 7, 1920 in La Feria, Texas to Myrtle Camp Gerst and James Oscar Gerst, Sr. Upon graduation from San Benito High School, where he was the Class President, Jim entered the United States Air Force to serve in the China Burma...
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Ruth Lorraine Ebbs

July 22, 1926 - September 20, 2014

Ruth Lorraine Ebbs, 88, was called home to her Lord on September 20, 2014 in Austin, Texas, surrounded by loving family and friends. Born on July 22, 1926 in Hobart, Indiana, her parents, Arthur H. Balitz and Erna C. Balitz, instilled in her a love for music and a lifelong heart for God and serving others. Ruth took up the French Horn, studying under Max Pottag of the Chicago Symphony, and...
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LaVerne Ann Petty

December 20, 1935 - September 19, 2014

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

November 27, 1931 - September 18, 2014

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

January 14, 1929 - September 18, 2014

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

October 3, 1919 - September 14, 2014

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

August 26, 1968 - September 13, 2014

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

August 6, 1958 - September 11, 2014

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

October 17, 1930 - September 11, 2014

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

January 27, 1982 - September 10, 2014

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

June 26, 1930 - September 10, 2014

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

November 1, 1928 - September 10, 2014

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

March 15, 1958 - September 10, 2014

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

July 8, 1934 - September 9, 2014

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

December 9, 1936 - September 8, 2014

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

August 1, 1964 - September 7, 2014

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

July 19, 1921 - September 6, 2014

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

August 2, 1933 - September 6, 2014

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

October 18, 1993 - September 5, 2014

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

September 5, 1994 - September 5, 2014

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

May 13, 1949 - September 5, 2014

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

July 7, 1929 - September 4, 2014

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

October 18, 1926 - September 4, 2014

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

February 13, 1925 - September 4, 2014

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

June 27, 1926 - September 3, 2014

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

November 12, 1963 - September 2, 2014

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

January 2, 1925 - September 2, 2014

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

May 20, 1936 - August 31, 2014

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

March 15, 1933 - August 31, 2014

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

November 13, 1933 - August 29, 2014

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

October 31, 1927 - August 28, 2014

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

August 15, 1943 - August 28, 2014

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

October 15, 1918 - August 27, 2014

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

February 27, 1928 - August 27, 2014

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

September 11, 1969 - August 25, 2014

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