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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

Patricia Ann Meandro

April 2, 1931 - April 27, 2017

Patricia Ann Meandro, age 86, passed away April 27, 2017 in Pflugerville, Texas from Alzheimer's disease. Born April 2, 1931 in New Castle, Indiana, she lived in many cities as a child, but settled in San Antonio for 50 years where she raised her family. Patricia was a member of Shepard King Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir for many years. Her rendition of the song of the Lord's...
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Wilburn Thomas (WT) Castle

February 16, 1926 - April 26, 2017

Wilburn Thomas (WT) Castle, age 91, of Florence, Texas was born on February 16, 1926 in Plain Dealing, Louisiana and was welcomed to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. WT joined the US Navy in 1944 during World War II and served on the USS Leland E. Thomas until 1946. He then left the Navy and enlisted in the US Army where he served until 1965, and retired at the rank of Sgt....
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Mollie Poe Doyal

February 19, 1934 - April 26, 2017

Our beloved Mollie passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Services will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00am at Weed-Corley-Fish funeral home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78705, with Rev. Barry Pritchard officiating. Burial will follow in Taylor, Texas cemetery. Viewing shall be Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Born February 19, 1934 in Taylor, Texas to the late...
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Mary Margaret Marshall George

May 3, 1947 - April 23, 2017

Mary Margaret Marshall George passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, surrounded by her beloved family. She was born in El Paso on May 3, 1947 to Schuyler Marshall, III and his wife Clara "Tabby" Barton Marshall. She was taught by example to nurture both her family and her community. Her father was a prominent trial attorney and partner at ScottHulse. She was the great-granddaughter of...
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Viola "Vi" Larkin Rutz

March 14, 1932 - April 22, 2017

Viola Larkin Rutz Vi was born March 14, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY. When she was 12 her family moved to Tampa, FL. She graduated from Hillsborough High School, Tampa in 1949 and from Concordia University (then Concordia Teachers College), River Forest, IL in 1953 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. That fall she opened a kindergarten at Trinity Lutheran Church, Orlando, FL, a seed which...
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Lane McClellan Robertson

September 22, 1968 - April 21, 2017

Lane McClellan Robertson, 48, of Austin died suddenly on April 21st having just parred number 8 at the University of Texas Golf Club. Lane was born September 22, 1968 in Houston, TX. He moved to Horseshoe Bay when he was 10, and he enjoyed his many summers at Camp Longhorn. He graduated from Christchurch Episcopal School in Christchurch, Virginia, where he played varsity soccer. Lane...
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Gayle Armond Ferguson

December 1, 1952 - April 21, 2017

Gayle Armond Ferguson, age 64, of Austin, Texas, left this life which he so loved to join our heavenly Father on Friday, April 21st, 2017. Born in San Bernardino, CA to Calvin L. R. Ferguson and Carolyn G. Ferguson, both also departed, Gayle graduated class of 1971 from Hillcrest High School in Sumter, SC. He earned his BS/BA in Business Management from the University of South Carolina in 1978...
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Marie M. Graeber

March 16, 1920 - April 21, 2017

Marie M. Graeber, age 97 of Austin, Texas, formerly of Hazlet, NJ and North Arlington, NJ, passed away on April 21, 2017. Marie is survived by Helen Dulany, Jay and Barbara Taylor, Barbara Berman, Dolores Maher, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services for Marie will be planned at a later date.
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Eloise Waldrop Price

January 9, 1934 - April 19, 2017

Eloise Waldrop Price was born January 9, 1934 in Raleigh North Carolina to John Douglas Waldrop and Jenny Lind Penn Waldrop Hill. She passed away on April 19, 2014, after a prolonged illness. Eloise married Joe L. Price, Jr. on November 5, 1955 at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh, North Carolina. After Joe earned his Master's degree from The University of North Carolina, Chapel...
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Dorothy Wentrcek Cavett

September 20, 1931 - April 19, 2017

Dorothy Wentrcek Cavett, 85, of Austin, Texas passed away on April 19, 2017 with her children at her side. Born September 20, 1931 in Granger, Texas, she grew up there as an only child of John E. Wentrcek and Martha Valchar Wentrcek. She attended school in Taylor, Texas. Upon graduation from Taylor High School in 1949, she moved to Austin to attend Durham's Business College. After...
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Brian Dozier Thornton

April 28, 1963 - April 18, 2017

Brian Dozier Thornton, age 53, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the St. Vincent Heart Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on April 28, 1963, in Austin to Bill and Jonelle (Wheatley) Thornton and was raised in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. He was preceded in death by his brother, Matthew Thornton. Brian is survived by his parents, Bill and Jonelle Thornton; brother,...
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William Stallings Newberry

July 16, 1929 - April 18, 2017

William Stallings Newberry (Bill), died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the age of 87. Bill was born July 16, 1929 in Childress, Texas, the only child of William H Newberry and Florence Stallings. After high school graduation, Bill enrolled at Texas Tech University, obtaining a BBA. He then joined the U.S. Marine Corp and was wounded in Korea. He married Jane Witcher in December of 1954 and...
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Joseph Anthony Massa, M.D.

December 23, 1926 - April 17, 2017

Joseph Anthony Massa, M.D. passed away on April 17, 2017, at the age of 90. Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Shirley Biffle Massa; daughter, Shana Massa Slaughter and her husband Tommy of Austin; son, Joseph (Jay) Massa and his wife, Lauris Brown Massa; and his granddaughters, Kate Massa and Elizabeth Massa all of Dallas; and numerous beloved cousins. Joseph was preceded in...
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Marion Inez McLendon

July 10, 1919 - April 17, 2017

Marion Inez McLendon was born in Natchez, Mississippi, on July 10, 1919, to Fredrick Conway McLendon and Lela Mae Bunch McLendon. She went to her Lord and Savior on April 17, 2017. Marion spent her early years in San Antonio, moving to Austin with her family in 1931. She professed her faith in Jesus in 1932 and was baptized at Congress Avenue Baptist Church. She was a long-time member of Hyde...
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Jan White

August 4, 1929 - April 15, 2017

Janice (Jan) White, died April 15, 2017, at the age of 87. She was born in Hubbard, Wisconsin August 4, 1929 to Frieda Bartz and Harry McDermott, lived in Clyman, Wisconsin from infancy to age 11. She and her mother moved to Milwaukee at that time, and then she moved to San Diego, California when she was 21. She met and married Lonnie White there in 1955 and their two children were born there....
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Lois Lydia Stahlke

June 25, 1963 - April 15, 2017

Lois Lydia Stahlke was born on June 25, 1963 in Austin, Texas, as the only child of Glenn D. and Erna Klotz Sawyer. She lived her entire life in Austin -- was baptized in September 1963 at First English Lutheran, confirmed in May 1978 At Faith Lutheran Church, and joined Hope Lutheran Church with her parents in February of 1988. She was called to rest in her eternal home on Saturday, April 15,...
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Carmen D. Solis

February 4, 1923 - April 15, 2017

Our beloved and devoted mother, Carmen Delfina Solis, 94, passed away on April 15, 2017. She was born February 4, 1923 to Alfredo Ruiz and Celestina Leal in San Rafael, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Carmen married Frank Rangel Solis in 1949 in San Antonio, Texas. They were happily married for 67 years. Carmen was a parishioner of Christo Rey Catholic Church and San Jose Catholic Church. She enjoyed...
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James (Jim) G. McCartney Colonel USAF Retired

November 16, 1951 - April 14, 2017

Dr. James (Jim) McCartney was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1951 to Melvin and Evelyn (Isariotis) McCartney. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by mother Evelyn, sister Ellen Upton of Kansas City, his wife Patti (King), and daughters Lindsay and Jamie. Jim attended UMKC School Of Dentistry, received his Master's Degree at University of Texas, and Doctor of Dental Surgery...
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Edward Walter Zdrodowski, C.S.C.

May 1, 1940 - April 14, 2017

A blessed event on May 1, 1940, occurred in Ansonia, CT, with the birth of an only child lo Walter Zdrodowski and Mary Anne Pazacskas Zdrodowski. The baby boy was baptized Edward Walter Zdrodowski on May 26, 1940, in St. Anthony Church. He received his elementary education at Assumption School in Ansonia. Brother Edward related that during second grade, he could not write his entire name on the...
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Gerhard "Gerry" Joseph Fonken

August 3, 1928 - April 13, 2017

Dad's life followed a common, but by no means ordinary, early 20th century American theme. He immigrated as a baby through Ellis Island with his mother and brother, escaping the hardscrabble chaos and brutal economic depression of Weimar Germany. They joined his father and uncle in North Haledon, New Jersey, the two having come earlier to find work. Like so many others of his generation, Dad...
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Margrette Holbert Stevenson

March 31, 1928 - April 13, 2017

A celebration of Margrette Holbert Stevenson's life will be held at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 1:30 P.M. A private family burial will be held at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas. Margrette joined her Savior on April 13, 2017, after a brief illness. She was born in Dallas, Texas, on March 31, 1928, to Frank Preston and Josie Stevenson...
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Bob Abraham

August 27, 1924 - April 13, 2017

Robert M Abraham, age 92, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior early Thursday morning, April 13, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Robert, known as Bob, was born in Lemoore, CA, on August 27, 1924. Bob is predeceased by the love of his life, wife, Rosalie Rothbauer Abraham; mother Jeanette Havard, father, Russell Abraham, and step-father, Carl Havard and...
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David Calvin Mattax

January 15, 1957 - April 13, 2017

Texas Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax, 60, devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend, and dedicated public servant, died on the morning of April 13, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born January 15, 1957 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, David lived in Bordeaux, France before moving to Houston. An avid historian and mathematician, David graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in...
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James Waters Matheney

September 11, 1926 - April 13, 2017

James Waters Matheney, age 90, of Austin, Texas died peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 13, 2017 surrounded by his children. He was born on September 11, 1926 in El Dorado, Arkansas to Harriett Waters and Matthew Pierce Matheney. Jim grew up in El Dorado and graduated from El Dorado High School before going off to Hendrix College. He accepted an appointment to the US Naval Academy from...
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Albert Harris "Buddy" Lundstedt

February 23, 1926 - April 13, 2017

Albert Harris (Buddy) Lundstedt, 91 of Austin Texas passed away peacefully on April 13, 2017 surrounded by his children. He was born in Austin on February 23, 1926 to Frans Emil Lundstedt and Ellen Carrie Peterson Lundstedt. He attended Baker Elementary, University Junior High and Graduated from Austin High School in 1943 where he was a member of the 1942 state champion football team. After...
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Maurine Syma Thomason

August 31, 1920 - April 12, 2017

Most of us believed she was invincible. And, up until her last day on earth, she was. Maurine Syma Thomason was a matriarch and could beautifully balance generosity and pure love with discipline and candor. Her garden was always green and flourishing, and she never missed an opportunity to turn one plant into twenty for one of her favorite church fundraisers. She was deeply loved by so many...
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Judith Wearne Anderson

July 1, 1941 - April 12, 2017

Judith Wearne Anderson, 75, finally entered into eternal peace after a long struggle with the affects of multiple strokes. She passed away in her bed at the Bel Air at Teravista nursing home in Round Rock, TX, surrounded by loved ones. Born on July 1, 1941, she was the oldest daughter of Norman and Pauline Wearne of Arlington, VA. She is the widow of Col. Robert Tracy Anderson Jr. who...
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Nicholas Vanderlin McCausland

February 14, 1927 - April 12, 2017

Nicholas Vanderlin McCausland, 90, passed away in his sleep April 12, 2017 in Austin, TX where he moved 9 years ago to be close to family. He was born in Gary, Indiana on February 14, 1927, to Joseph Vanderlin McCausland and Rachel Lauretta Scott. Nick graduated from the University of California Berkley and received a Masters from Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International...
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Teresa Mendiola Ontiveros

April 6, 1962 - April 11, 2017

Teresa Mendiola Ontiveros, age 55 of Austin, Texas, passed away on April 11, 2017. She was born April 6, 1962 in Corpus Christi, TX She retired from AT&T after 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alicia Mendiola; and brother, David Salinas. Teresa is survived by her husband, Benito Ontiveros Jr.; sons, Ben Casey and Lucas Ontiveros; brothers, Javier (Lupita)...
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John Sortore

July 2, 1926 - April 10, 2017

John Sortore died peacefully in his sleep at Christopher House on April 10, 2017. Born and raised in Friendship, New York, John served in the Army during World War II, during which time he met Bonnie Franklin, whom he married in 1946, followed by 71 wonderful years together. In 1951, John and Bonnie moved to Lubbock where John began his professional career as a member of the Lubbock Police...
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Samuel "Sam" Ellis Dunnam IV

July 22, 1931 - April 10, 2017

Samuel 'Sam' Ellis Dunnam IV passed away peacefully on April 10th in Austin, Texas, after a long illness. He will be remembered as a man of action, integrity and kindness who possessed a never-ending thirst for knowledge. The eldest son of Samuel Ellis Dunnam and Virginia Illig Dunnam, Sam was born on July 22, 1931 in Houston, Texas, where he spent his early youth. His family moved to...
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Henry C. Franklin, Sr.

July 17, 1924 - April 10, 2017

Henry C Franklin, Sr. died on April 10, 2017 of natural causes. He was a lifelong resident on Austin, TX. He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys Franklin. Henry was born July 17, 1924 in Austin, TX. He enlisted in the Navy during WW2 and served on the USS Ashland in the South Pacific under Admiral Nimitz. Survivors include his son, Danny Franklin and wife Denise Franklin; daughter,...
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Sandra Holmes Standley

November 8, 1956 - April 10, 2017

Sandra Holmes Standley, 60, of Austin, died April 10, 2017. She was born November 8, 1956 in Port Arthur, Texas, the daughter of George and Ida Judice Grimes Holmes. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, and attended Lamar University. Sandra loved cooking, traveling, arts and crafts, and listening to the Blues. She especially loved living in the "Jewel of Texas" as she called Austin...
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Margaret Catherine Berry

August 8, 1915 - April 9, 2017

Gabriel blew his horn for Margaret Catherine Berry early on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was born on August 8, 1915, in Dawson, Texas, to Winfred and Lillian McCluney Berry, who predeceased her. After graduation from Dawson High School, she attended the University of Texas (1933-1937), where she majored in history, was active on campus and graduated with honors. She taught history in...
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Marilyn Louise Nauert Almond

October 13, 1928 - April 9, 2017

Marilyn Louise Nauert Almond was 88 years old when she passed away April 9, 2017. She was a lovely woman and lively soul right up to the week preceding her death. She lived in the Magnolia Nursing and Rehabilitation facility in Luling, Texas at the time of her death, but she was a lifelong Austinite, and very proud to be one. She was born in Austin on October 13, 1928 at Brackenridge...
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Ryland Albert Mazur

January 18, 1920 - April 8, 2017

Ryland Albert Mazur, 97, of Austin was called peacefully home to his heavenly Father on April 8th 2017. Ryland was born on January 18, 1920 in Fairmont, West Virginia to George and Ada Mazur. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am at St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 9:30 am on April 12th at St....
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Annie Mabel Hodnett New

March 21, 1912 - April 8, 2017

Annie Mabel Hodnett New, age 105 of Cedar Creek, Texas passed away April 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge Edgar, her children, Mary Catherine Spivey, James Edgar "Sonny" New, Talmadge Eugene New, Mattie Ola Kleiber; two great grandchildren, Kelly Jo Kleiber, Zachary Lane New. Annie is survived by her daughter, Beverley Oliver; and son-in-law, Ronnie Kleiber; nineteen...
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Max Brenner

January 23, 1936 - April 8, 2017

Dr. Max Brenner, a physician, artist, writer, husband, father of seven, grandfather to eleven, and great grandfather, died on April 8, 2017. After surviving the holocaust, he immigrated to the United States. Dr. Brenner finished college by age 19 while learning English. Turning down admission to a prestigious art school, he attended medical school in Rome, Italy, where he met his wife of 61...
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Ann Stayton Lewis

January 26, 1926 - April 7, 2017

Ann Stayton Heiligenthal Lewis passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Friday, April 7, 2017. She was born on January 26, 1926 in Austin to Hallie Robertson Stayton and Judge Robert Weldon Stayton. She attended Stephen F. Austin High School and later the University of Texas, where she pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was a lifelong member of All Saints Episcopal Church...
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Audrie "Honey" Dixson

June 1, 1923 - April 7, 2017

Audrie Lucille Druhan Dixson, our beloved "Honey" passed away on April 7, 2017 at the age of 93. She was born in Alberta, Canada. She married Ronald Thomas Dixson and moved to the United States on October 31, 1952. She is preceded by her late husband Ron Dixson and her grandson Graham Cummings. She is survived by her children Patrick, Robert, John and wife Lauren, Dixie, Mary Laura and fiancé...
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David Matthew Thomas

November 8, 1934 - April 6, 2017

David Matthew Thomas was born on November 8, 1934 to Margaret and Richard Delmar Thomas in Beaver Falls, PA. He moved to Texas with his mother and two sisters, Geri and Pat, as a young child. David attended Austin High School and later attended a technical school at Blinn University. He served in the military reserves for a few years. David had a hard working nature from an early age. By the...
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Joseph Folberg

March 19, 1922 - April 5, 2017

Joseph Folberg passed away peacefully on April 5 after a brief illness. He recently celebrated his 95th birthday at a party surrounded by loved ones and friends. He lost his beloved wife, Elaine, in the summer of 2015 to the complications of Alzheimer's disease. They were married 73 years. He was a devoted father, grandfather and husband. The child of immigrants, he grew up in Philadelphia...
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Edie Musgrove

April 11, 1930 - April 4, 2017

Frieda "Edie" Ann Pursch Musgrove of Austin passed away on April 4, 2017, at the age of 86. She was born in Houston, TX on April 11, 1930, as the only child of Augusta and Charles Pursch. Edie graduated from Austin High School in Houston, where she was a member of the Scottish Brigade. At the University of Houston in 1948, she met an ROTC cadet named John Conner Musgrove. She agreed to marry...
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Harold Koen Shelton, Jr.

September 2, 1930 - April 4, 2017

Harold Koen Shelton Jr., age 86, died peacefully early Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017. Harold was born in Austin, Texas, on September 2, 1930, to Mary Elizabeth Gillis and Harold K. Shelton. Harold's maternal grandfather, Simon Gillis, served as the mayor of Austin. Harold's uncles were all very active in Austin politics. They include Edgar, Earl, Emmett, John E., and Polk. The Shelton Clan...
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Robert J. Roth

January 20, 1952 - April 4, 2017

Robert J. Roth Robert Roth left this earthly realm on April 4, 2017, after a prolonged illness against which he waged a heroic struggle. He was born on January 20, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Richard McKnight Roth and Joan Marie Johnston Roth. The family moved to Texas in 1965. He graduated from Tascosa High School in Amarillo, followed by a year at Texas Tech University. He completed...
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Marie Cardona Fink

September 1, 1929 - April 4, 2017

Marie Cardona Fink was born September 1, 1929 in Palma de Mallorca on the island of Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands. At 9 months old, her family moved to Birkhadem, Algeria, a small suburb of Algiers where her father worked first as a flower manager and then a fruit farm manager. At that time, Algeria was a department of France. Marie grew up speaking Catalan at home and French in school. ...
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Mark D Bowles

October 9, 1951 - April 4, 2017

Bowles, Mark D. (1951-2017) Mark Bowles, 65, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 4th. Mark was a loving husband to the love of his life, wife Bobbi for 43 years, a loving Dad to daughter Emily and son-in-law Patrick, son Nick and his fiancé Sara, and last but not least the best Gpaw in the world to his beautiful granddaughter Skyler...who he absolutely adored! We just wish he had more...
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Anthony "Tony" Perez

August 27, 1952 - April 4, 2017

Anthony "Tony" Perez of Austin was called home by our Heavenly Father on April 4, 2017. He passed on peacefully surrounded by family and friends. His family sincerely thanks the staff of St. David's Heart Hospital of Austin for their care and kindness. Tony was born in Austin, Texas on August 27, 1952 to Elizabeth Carrol and Mario Perez. Tony attended Johnston High School where he met his...
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Margie Amy Clinger Ferris

February 2, 1933 - April 2, 2017

Margie C. Ferris, 84, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away on April 2, 2017. Margie was born in Austin, Texas. She was a kind, loving soul who was devoted to her family and who dedicated her life to providing care and support to others. Her compassion, spirit and joy for life will be greatly missed. Born on February 2, 1933 to Carl E. Clinger and Amy P. Cox, Margie lived in Austin the...
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Lila Matthys

November 3, 1918 - March 31, 2017

Lila Ruth Stokes Matthys, age 98, died on March 31, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Lila and her twin sister Opal Elaine were born on November 3, 1918, in Cheapside, Texas, to Rev. Verner Elster Stokes, Sr. and Opal Elizabeth Carlin Stokes. Lila and Elaine had an older brother Elster, Jr. and younger sister Jenibel. From the beginning of her life, Lila exhibited great curiosity about the world. She...
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Dixie Lee Gray

September 12, 1944 - March 31, 2017

Dixie Lee Gray, 72 of Austin, TX passed away on March 31st, 2017 at North Austin Medical Center after being admitted on March 26th. Her family was by her side for the journey to Heaven. She was born in Winfield, KS to Richard Collins and Diane Collins(Hamilton). Dixie worked at TRW Reda Pump in Bartlesville, OK for roughly ten years. She later relocated to Austin, TX in 1986 with her...
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Delbert (Del) F. Smith

December 17, 1931 - March 31, 2017

Delbert (Del) F. Smith, age 85, passed away March 31, 2017, after a brief illness, with his family at his side. Del was born on December 17, 1931, in Sondheimer, Louisiana to Dalton and Bessie Smith. He married the love of his life, Joan Rambo, in 1957 and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Del served with distinction in the United States Air Force (USAF) for 20 years as...
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Janet Dittlinger Ragsdale

November 13, 1924 - March 30, 2017

Janet Dittlinger Ragsdale, real estate investor and one of the original founders of the Austin Humane Society, passed away at the age of 92 on the 30th of March, after a brief illness. She was the wife of noted Big Bend historian and Big Band leader Ken Ragsdale, who preceded her in death in 2015. Apart from a brief time in San Diego during the war and later in Dallas, she was a life-long...
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Karen Campbell Malone

January 4, 1952 - March 29, 2017

Karen Campbell was born in the Texas Panhandle town of Paducah on January 4, 1952 to Claude and Bertie Campbell, an intensely loving couple of dryland farmers with seasonal town jobs. An idyllic childhood interrupted by Claude's sudden terminal brain cancer when Karen was 7 scarred her for life exacerbated by the culture shock of moving to Paris, Texas when her mother remarried to send older...
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Howard Vance Rose, Jr.

October 25, 1930 - March 29, 2017

Howard Vance Rose, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on March 29th after a brief battle with cancer. Howard was born in Nashville, Tennessee on October 25, 1930 to Howard Vance Rose and Charlotte Jackson Rose. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth and attended TCU for two years before transferring to the University of Texas, where he completed his undergraduate...
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Mary Lee Baker

February 22, 1936 - March 28, 2017

Mary Lee Baker passed from this life very unexpectedly on March 28 2017, from a brain hemorrhage, the result of a birth condition known as Arterial Venous Malformation (AVM). With AVM, few live to be 30, less than 1% pass the 40's and none to their 80's. The doctors said that her whole life was essentially a miracle. Mary Lee Thacker was born in Houston, TX, on February 22nd 1936 to Richard B...
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John Kellam Read

November 16, 1951 - March 28, 2017

John Read, a resident of the Austin area, died Tuesday, 28-Mar-2017 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Lakeway, TX. Born on 16-Nov-1951 in Binghamton, NY, John obtained his high school diploma at Phelps School in Malvern, PA. Subsequently, John attended Champlain College in Burlington, VT where he graduated with an Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice. With his college...
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Ninfa Galvan Guerra

April 12, 1936 - March 28, 2017

Ninfa Galvan Guerra was called to be with our Heavenly Father in eternal rest on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Ninfa was born April 12, 1936 in Reynosa Tamaulipas, Mexico to Manuel and Herlinda Galvan. She married Jorge Duron Guerra in 1955 and for the next 11 years traveled with him during his military service. Ninfa always spoke fondly of the places they lived; from North Carolina to Alaska and...
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Bill Stark

January 27, 1943 - March 28, 2017

Billy Joe "Bill" Stark, age 74, of Rosanky passed away March 28, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife Jelma Marjorie "Margie" Stark; and father and mother Jake Stark and Mary Lee Smith. Bill is survived by sons Billy Q. Stark and wife Jewel and Daniel J. Stark; daughter Pamela Mays; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters; and numerous beloved nieces...
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Matthew Tanner Merrill

February 29, 1996 - March 27, 2017

Matthew Tanner Merrill lived a full and charismatic life in the 21 years we were blessed with his presence. He was born on Leap Day, February 29, 1996 to proud Parents Chris and Colleen Merrill. He died on March 26, 2017 as a Junior studying International Business at Saint Edwards University in Austin, Texas. He had two brothers, Ryan and Jacob, who will greatly miss their little brother and...
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Ray Bartosh

July 22, 1931 - March 27, 2017

Ray Bartosh embraced life fully. Ray's life was shaped by hard work and an infectious and joyful spirit. He sought adventure and challenge in a career that took him all over the world. Ray filled his life with hobbies and interests he willingly shared with others. He prided himself on being a dedicated father and family man. He passed into the arms of God peacefully on Monday March 27, 2017...
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Marcia Hearon Lind

March 20, 1936 - March 26, 2017

Marcia Hearon Lind passed away peacefully on March 26 at Seton Hospital. Born at the old Seton Hospital on March 20, 1936, Marcia was a fourth generation Austinite. She attended the original Wooldridge Elementary and University Junior High School in Austin and Highland Park High School in Dallas. During World War II she spent three years in Arlington, Virginia with her family and their...
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Sydney Danielle Davila

October 18, 2000 - March 26, 2017

Sydney Danielle Davila age 16, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday March 26, 2017. She was born on October 18, 2000 in Austin, Texas. She attended Strickland Christian School, Small Middle School, and was currently a sophomore at James Bowie High School. Sydney was a kind-hearted soul with a natural ability to nurture others. Sydney never judged. She always saw the good in everyone and was a...
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Peggy Elaine Crow

June 21, 1929 - March 24, 2017

Peggy Elaine Crow—the vivacious, fun-loving, inimitable "Miz Crow"—passed away peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2017, in Austin. She was 87. The world will never be the same without her, and those who were part of her life will be endlessly grateful and forever changed by her love and laughter. Peggy was Technicolor in a black-and-white world. Tall, statuesque and beautiful, with striking...
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Jane H. Perrino

July 12, 1939 - March 23, 2017

Jane H. Perrino, 77, of Austin, TX, passed away on March, 23 2017 in Austin, TX after an extended illness. Visitation will be 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sunday, March 26 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress, Austin, TX. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am, Monday, March 27, 2017 at Santa Cruz Catholic Church, 1100 Main St., Buda, TX 78610. Burial will follow at Live Oak...
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Lynette Pearl Hempel Pittsford

August 3, 1925 - March 23, 2017

Lynette Pearl Hempel Pittsford returned to her Heavenly Father on March 23, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family during her sudden illness. Lynette was born on August 3, 1925 and raised on a ranch near Copperas Cove, Texas. Her holy baptism was celebrated at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Copperas Cove on September 6, 1925. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith on April 2, 1939. ...
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Barbara Marie Curran

March 5, 1925 - March 21, 2017

Barbara Marie Curran, age 92, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on March 5, 1925, to the late Grace Leonard and William Joseph Curran. She moved from this life to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 21, after a brief illness. Barbara graduated from high school in 1942 and began working at a publishing company. She then trained to be a licensed vocational nurse, working in the medical...
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Frances "Jeanette" Potter

September 5, 1932 - March 21, 2017

Jeanette, as she was known by those who knew her departed this life on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born on Monday, September 5, 1932 in McMahan, Texas to Nettie Reese and Roy Lynch. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William J. Potter. Jeanette is survived by one daughter, Lisa and husband Tim Vano; one sister, Linda and husband David Bernhardt....
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Paz Pena

July 5, 1944 - March 21, 2017

Paz and Ysabel Peña joined God's grace together. Ysabel was a long-time AISD Elementary Teacher who taught at Allison, Casis and Travis Heights until her retirement in 2016. Paz was a government and history professor at ACC Riverside Campus. Both were passionate educators that served the Austin Community with dedication and pride. Paz and Ysabel were most devoted to their children,...
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Wanda Jeanne Bernhardt

October 16, 1952 - March 21, 2017

Wanda Jeanne Bernhardt, 64, of Austin, Texas passed away March 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by Mother, Adell Bernhardt; Father, Clarence A. Bernhardt; Niece, Jennifer Nicole Ellison. Wanda is survived by her Sisters, Linda Latta, Patsy Bernhardt and Darlene Ellison; Brother-in-laws, Don Latta and Sammy Ellison; Nieces and Nephews, Tonia Moore, Laurie Jurado, Eli Jurado, Sammy Jurado,...
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"A.J." Alister James Hyder

May 28, 2012 - March 20, 2017

"AJ"Alister James Hyder May 28, 2012 – March 20, 2017 4 Years old Beloved son and friend to all he met. Born May 28th, 2012 in Austin, TX, raised in Round Rock, TX AJ is survived by his parents Leah Berry and Adam Hyder. His older brother Asher, Grandparents Barry Hyder and wife Pam, David Valdez and wife Gina, and Amy Duval. Numerous loving Uncles and Aunts Aric Valdez, Anthony...
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Margaret "Peggy" Blue Warren Tadlock

January 27, 1929 - March 20, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" Blue Warren Tadlock joyously entered the arms of her Lord on March 20, 2017. She was born on January 27, 1929, in Sedalia, Missouri, to Roy and Margaret Warren. After moving to Dallas, Texas, she graduated from Highland Park High School and then Southern Methodist University, where she earned a degree in geography and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Her education took...
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George Edward Strandtmann

March 16, 1919 - March 20, 2017

George Edward Strandtmann was born March 16, 1919 in Lockhart, Texas, the youngest child of Fritz and Josephine Strandtmann. He died March 20, 2017 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 98. He is preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Willie Mae. He is also preceded in death by his father, Fritz (who died four months prior to his birth); mother, Josephine; brothers, Eugene, Ernest, Bill,...
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Lillian Lois Marek

October 6, 1925 - March 20, 2017

Lillian Lois Hoyer Marek, age 91, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 24, located at 4311 Small Drive, Austin, TX...
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George K. Herbert, Prof. Emeritus

July 22, 1925 - March 18, 2017

George K. Herbert, age 91, of Austin, died March 18, 2017. He was born July 22, 1925, in Louisville, Kentucky, to George K. Herbert, Sr., and Pauline Swift Herbert. Dr. Herbert was a professor emeritus of social work at the University of Texas at Austin where he taught from 1970 to 1998. He held degrees from the University of Louisville (BA), University of Chicago (MA), Cleveland State...
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Marlene Sowers Tackett

March 9, 2017 - March 18, 2017

Marlene Sowers Tackett was born on March 9, 1937 in Oklahoma City and went to her Heavenly home March 18, 2017. Marlene is preceded in death by her parents Thomas Jefferson and Helen Marie Sowers and her husband Thomas Nelson Tackett III. She is survived by her sister Mary Ann Sowers, her children, and her grandchildren Ginger, Molly, James, and Faythe. She earned her Bachelors from...
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Ysabel Pena

March 31, 1948 - March 18, 2017

Paz and Ysabel Peña joined God's grace together. Ysabel was a long-time AISD Elementary Teacher who taught at Allison, Casis and Travis Heights until her retirement in 2016. Paz was a government and history professor at ACC Riverside Campus. Both were passionate educators that served the Austin Community with dedication and pride. Paz and Ysabel were most devoted to their children,...
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Rachel Lynn Spelman

October 18, 1993 - March 18, 2017

Rachel Spelman, 23, of Lakeway, Texas tragically passed away on March 18, 2017 in Dallas, Texas; the victim of a hit and run accident. Rachel was born on October 18, 1993 in Austin, Texas to her adoring parents, Thomas and Cheryl Spelman. Rachel was a "lifer" in the Lake Travis School District and upon graduating from Lake Travis High School in 2012 she proudly enrolled and was accepted into...
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Joseph Roger Williams

January 1, 1929 - March 18, 2017

Joe was born the first day of the year 1929 in DeLeon, Texas, the youngest of five, to Marguerite Jane Weaver and William Hudson Williams. He grew up in Abilene, graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute and enrolled in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas in 1947. Plans changed and he received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He then became a cotton farmer for...
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Eileen W. Patterson

August 8, 1913 - March 17, 2017

Eileen W. Patterson, 103, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born August 8, 1913, in Galveston, Texas, to Donald O. Wilson and Edna V. English Wilson. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 59 years, Woodrow (Woody) W. Patterson and her two brothers, Lawrence Wilson and Donald Wilson. She is survived by her sister Ruth E....
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Ruby Byous Rosen

February 23, 1922 - March 17, 2017

Ruby Byous Rosen died peacefully at home on March 17, 2017. She celebrated her 95th birthday on February 23rd. Ruby lived a long, happy and quintessentially American life. She was born in the tiny town of Fanshawe, Oklahoma but left after high school to experience the larger world. She secured a job in nearby Fort Smith, Arkansas where she would meet a young Army Lieutenant, Derald Rosen whom she...
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John Henry Biggar

October 28, 1944 - March 16, 2017

John Henry Biggar, 72, of Austin, TX, passed away on Thursday March 16, 2017 at his home, according to his wishes, where he was lovingly cared for by his family and friends. John was born on October 28, 1944 to Bill Biggar and Lucille (Cindy) Shaw Biggar in Alice, Texas. John and his family later moved to Gainesville, TX where he graduated from Gainesville High School in 1963. A couple of...
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Guadalupe Q. Nunez

February 3, 1930 - March 16, 2017

Guadalupe Q. Nuñez, 87, of Austin, TX, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home Thursday, March 16, 2017. Guadalupe was born in New Sweden, TX, on February 3, 1930, the son of Juan and Maria Nuñez. Guadalupe was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1953. He retired after 20 years of service for U.S. Foods, formerly White Swan Institutional Foods. ...
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Maxyne Groner

May 10, 1936 - March 16, 2017

Maxyne passed away March 16, 2017 in Austin, Texas of congestive heart failure. She was born May 10, 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa. Parents: Jack Borodoff and Sara Blockman Borodoff Married to Stanley Adelman in 1955. (He died in 1964.) Married to Jake Groner in 1973. (He died in 1993.) Kids: Rachel Adelman, Jay Adelman (He died in 2010), Beverley Adelman, Susan Groner Kennedy, Philip...
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Harold "Sonny" Everett Peterson

June 26, 1934 - March 16, 2017

Harold "Sonny" Everett Peterson, Sr. passed away on Thursday March 16, 2017 in Austin, Texas. He was 82 years old. Sonny was born on June 26, 1934 in Urania, LA to Henry Everett Peterson and Parrie Huddleston Peterson. He received his B.S. degree in geology from Louisiana Tech, Ruston, LA and did his Masters work in geology at LSU, Baton Rouge, LA. He was ordained a Deacon at First...
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Jennifer Tuthill Johnston

September 10, 1965 - March 15, 2017

Jennifer Tuthill Johnston, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2017. Born September 10, 1965 in Norfolk, Virginia, her family moved to Houston in 1979. Jennifer graduated from Stratford High School and North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Jennifer worked for Sylvia Longoria Dorsey and Creative Flooring in Houston...
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Susan Gulla-O'Leary

October 18, 1956 - March 15, 2017

Susan "Susie" Gulla-O'Leary, loving mother, beloved sister, adored daughter and accomplished local artist passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2017. Susan is survived by her parents Marinell ("Mickey") O'Leary and Bradley S. O'Leary; her children Christina Gulla Radke and Anthony Gulla and stepson Michael Gulla; her sisters Ann O'Leary Weems, Lynne O'Leary Sargent, Shannon O'Leary, Erin O...
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Chloe Elizabeth Sanders

May 22, 2003 - March 15, 2017

Chloe Elizabeth Sanders was called home by our eternal Father on March 15th, 2017, following a courageous five month battle with cancer. Her final days were spent surrounded by loving family and friends that Chloe had touched throughout her short, yet truly memorable life. While the quantity of time Chloe lived was short, those who were touched by her understand the quality of her existence...
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Barbara Louise Challis

April 24, 1939 - March 15, 2017

Barbara Louise Challis, age 77, of Austin, Texas died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born April 24, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri to Harry Kenneth Payne and Ada Beatrice Brown. Barbara was born in Missouri but she was raised in Bakersfield, California. She received her BA degree in Elementary Education from San Francisco State University,...
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Paula Ruth "Cookie" Miller

July 21, 1935 - March 15, 2017

On March 15, 2017 Paula Ruth "Cookie" Miller went to be with her Lord and Savior following a long battle with Carcinoid Cancer. Paula was born on July 21, 1935 in San Angelo, Texas to Dr. and Mrs. Paul Knittel. She graduated from San Angelo High School in 1953 and from Texas Lutheran University in 1957 with a BS in Elementary Education. She married Clifford Miller in June of 1958 and taught...
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Lois Lee (Lolo) Baker

February 6, 1931 - March 14, 2017

Lois Lee Baker (Lolo), 86, passed away on 3/14/17 in Austin, Texas with daughter and friends at her side. Lois was born in Coffeyville, Kansas and lived in that vicinity for 35 years and was a graduate of Coffeyville Community College. It was there that she met her husband, Earl Dean Baker and gave birth to her three children; Brenda Sue, Mary Ann, and Shadie Leland. Lois and Earl were married...
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Doris Lynne Lefkowitz

June 27, 1943 - March 14, 2017

Doris Lynne Lefkowitz was an outstanding teacher, who cared for her students as much as she loved her family. She saved many lives of students who were headed in the wrong direction, and turned them around so they would have productive lives. Doris will be missed by many, including her family, students, and former colleagues. She will be remembered forever by the people who surrounded her. ...
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Susan Gail Hellmuth

September 24, 1945 - March 13, 2017

Susan Gail Hellmuth, age 71, passed away peacefully at her second home in Austin Texas, on March 13, 2017. Born on September 24, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, she is predeceased by her parents Arnold Oliver and Sue (Pence) Leweke of Middletown, Ohio. Gail was a dedicated registered nurse who worked many years as a public health nurse for the City of Middletown. After retiring, she...
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Miriam Deaton

June 6, 1939 - March 13, 2017

Miriam (Mimi) Deaton, age 77, died suddenly on Monday, March 13, 2017. For many years she taught school in Austin, at Odom Elementary. She was pleased to meet, on the occasion, her former first-graders. She was pleased, as well, to meet the children of the students she had taught in that homeroom. She was pleased, but did not broadcast it, on the occasion she met the grandchildren of her former...
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William L. "Bill" Bunten

August 14, 1933 - March 13, 2017

Bill Bunten, passed away peacefully Monday, March 13, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Bill was born to the late Harold and Clara Bunten of Greencastle, Indiana and was also preceded in death by his brother, Doyle Bunten. Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janell Bunten; daughters, Debra E. Bunten, Janet L. Thompson (Terry), Rhonda K. White (Darryl); grandchildren, Eric Etheredge, Madison...
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Daniel Fleming Hawkins

November 13, 1938 - March 12, 2017

Daniel Fleming Hawkins of Austin passed away Sunday, March 12, at the home of his son after a prolonged battle with cancer. For two years he prayed and meditated for health over illness with great humor, steadfastness and humility. He also sought opinions and treatment from the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Urology Team and Texas Oncology of Austin. As part of their ongoing support, his...
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Gloria Mae Ludwig Gunter

August 3, 1923 - March 12, 2017

Gloria Mae Ludwig Gunter passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rubin and Rose Ludwig, and her brother, Rubin Ludwig, Jr. Gloria was born in Port Arthur, Texas on August 3, 1923, but moved with her family to her father's birthplace, New Braunfels, Texas, at eight years of age. She was a fifth generation Texan...
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Sam Shanblum

November 20, 1920 - March 12, 2017

Sam Shanblum, 96, of Austin, TX, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at home, after a brief illness. Sam was born November 20, 1920, in Fort Worth, TX, to Louis and Rose Shanblum. The youngest of four brothers, he grew up in Fort Worth, where he and his brothers worked in the family grocery store not far from the TCU campus. A graduate of Paschal High School, Sam attended North Texas Agricultural...
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Florence Benson Wilkerson

November 27, 1920 - March 11, 2017

Born to Walter Scott Benson, Sr. and Florence Brownlee Benson, Florence Delphine Benson bore a likeness to both in manner and appearance. She came along one year after the Treaty of Versailles ended World War I and nine years before the onslaught of the Great Depression. The dramatic swing from national optimism to despair during her early years would shape her attitudes regarding every single...
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Arthur Stephen Aubry III

July 20, 1947 - March 11, 2017

Arthur Stephen Aubry III was born on July 20, 1947. He was born in Hicksville, New York to his parents, Arthur and Nilda Aubry. Arthur joined the Air Force on October 21, 1966 as a Medical Services Specialist. He completed his Medical Service Fundamentals in 1967. During his time in the Air Force, Arthur earned his National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and his Air...
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