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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

Venton L. Doughtie, Jr.

December 29, 1930 - July 19, 2017

Venton L. Doughtie, Jr. was born on December 29, 1930 to Venton L. Doughtie, Sr. and Norma Polliard Doughtie in Lubbock, Texas. He passed away on July 19, 2017. In 1938 the family moved to Austin where Venton attended Bryker Woods Elementary, University Jr. High and Stephen F. Austin High School. He entered the University of Texas under the Naval ROTC program and graduated with a BBA in 1953....
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Phyllis "Nena" Garza Perales

July 7, 1938 - July 18, 2017

We mourn the passing of our beautiful mother, Phyllis (Nena) Garza Perales, who entered heaven with her beloved son, Mitchell Perales, on July 18, 2017. She was born in Austin, TX on July 7, 1938 to Bonnie Garza Sendejo and attended Palm Elementary, Allen Junior HS and Austin HS. She retired as an Accounting Clerk Technician at the Veteran Administration. Her life was spent in the service of...
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Mary DeLoney Ogden

November 9, 1928 - July 17, 2017

Mary DeLoney Ogden, 88, died peacefully at her Austin home on July 17, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Ogden, and her parents, Albert and Jeannette DeLoney of Austin. Mrs. Ogden's survivors include her children, Susan Ogden and Steven Ogden; her daughter-in-law, Laurie Scheh-Ogden; and her grandchildren, James LaRoux, Reese LaRoux, Lucas Ogden, Andrew Ogden and James...
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Juanita Smith Benzer

July 4, 1940 - July 15, 2017

Juanita Smith Benzer, 77, of Austin, passed away Saturday, July 15, while surrounded by her loving family. Juanita was born on July 4, 1940, in Houston, Texas. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Carl W. Smith and Alice M. Smith. She is survived by her children Lori Berger, Darrell Mica and wife Peggy, Rhonda Arvanitas and husband Jeff, and Carl Mica and wife Tara. Juanita also...
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Mitchell R. Perales

March 20, 1961 - July 14, 2017

We mourn the loss of our brother, Mitchell R. Perales, who entered heaven with his beloved mother, Phyllis Garza Perales, on July 14, 2017. He was born on March 20, 1961 in Austin, TX to Phyllis and Jesse Perales. He was a loyal son and kind soul who loved his family. His love of music started in the Travis HS band where he played the trombone and met many lifetime friends. Mitchell attended...
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Kathy Summers

November 19, 1941 - July 14, 2017

Kathryn Beke Summers, 75 years of age, passed away on July 14, 2017 in her home, ending her brief but intense battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Chicago on November 19, 1941, to the late Joseph and Sophie Beke and is the oldest of seven children. At age five, her family moved to a farm near Spring,Texas. She graduated from Spring High School in June, 1959, and from Texas Women...
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Vera Lee Giles

February 1, 1927 - July 12, 2017

Vera Lee Giles, a long time resident of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on July 12, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Vera and Gibbs Knight, her sister Genie Graham, and her late husband Rogan B. Giles. She is survived by her children, Genie Lee and Rogan Giles (wife Connie), grandchildren Harrison and Rogan Giles III (wife Andrea), and husband Vladimir Ivasiev. Vera Lee was...
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Jeanne Groesbeck

May 15, 1931 - July 11, 2017

Billie "Jeanne" Groesbeck, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on May 15, 1931, to Rufus and Elizabeth Craddock, both descendants of early Texas pioneers. She is survived by her four children, Kate Groesbeck Mathis, Jeanne Groesbeck Phillips and husband, Bob, James Douglas Groesbeck, Jr. and wife, Stephanie, and...
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Julieta P. Garcia

July 30, 1936 - July 11, 2017

Julieta P. Garcia, 80, of Austin TX, passed away on July 11, 2017. Julieta was born in Nueva Rosita Coahuila on July 30th 1936 to the late Antonio Prado Rodriguez and Velia Ramos Sauceda and Arnulfo Prado and Consuelo Castillo. Julieta was married to Marco Antonio Garcia on January 6th 1960; they were married 57 years. With the aid of her husband, she founded one of Austin's best Mexican...
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John Edward Alesch

November 13, 1952 - July 11, 2017

John Edward Alesch passed away on July 11, 2017. He was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, on November 13, 1952, to Edward and Marjorie Alesch. He attended North Texas State in Denton and UT Austin. He was an avid sailor, civil war re-enactor, animal lover, story teller, and writer. He was an extra in several movies. He was a generous and loyal friend and mentor to all. He is survived by his...
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Lester W. Raab, U.S.A.F. Ret.

December 8, 1924 - July 10, 2017

Colonel Lester W. Raab, U.S.A.F., Retired, passed away July 10, 2017, in Austin, Texas. He was 92. Dr. Raab was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Ruth, his parents John and Mary (Gaust) Raab, and brothers, Edgar Raab and Clarence Raab. He is survived by his son Denis (Diane) Raab, daughter Karen (Tom Coplen) Cunningham, son Steve (Judy) Raab, and his granddaughters...
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Donald Hugh Cummins

October 9, 1928 - July 9, 2017

Donald Hugh Cummins October 9, 1928 – July 9, 2017 Donald Hugh Cummins, 88, a long-time resident of Austin passed away peacefully on July 9, 2017, confident by faith that he has an eternal home in Heaven. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Betty Ann Bradfield Cummins, to whom he was married for 66 years, by his parents Roderick Hugh Cummins and Nona Holloway Cummins of Corsicana,...
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Randy Lee Hinkle

July 21, 1960 - July 9, 2017

Randy Lee Hinkle, 56, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017. He was born in Elyria, Ohio July 21, 1960 to Theodore Kohler Hinkle and Anna Bogatschow Hinkle. Randy graduated in 1978 from Southview High School in Lorain. He worked several jobs in the declining Ohio economy before following his older sister to Texas. It was in Texas that he perfected his auto body technician skills working at shops in...
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Margree Steiner

May 2, 1921 - July 9, 2017

On July 9th Margree went to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of sixty-six years, Otto Steiner and her sister Mackie McDonald. She leaves behind her brother R.B. McDonald and his wife Mary of Bryan, as well as many dear nieces and nephews. Margree was born in Mart, Texas on May 2, 1921. She attended the one-room schoolhouse until high school. As a child, she...
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Imogene Thompson

July 25, 1924 - July 8, 2017

Clara "Imogene" (Hermanson) Thompson was born on July 25, 1924 on a farm in the Swedish community of Elroy, TX. Her family moved to Austin when she was four. Arthur R. Thompson, Jr. returned from WWII Christmas Eve 1944, proposed to Imogene, and they married on January 1, 1945. They traveled with the Air Force for over 20 years, traveling extensively in the U.S., Puerto Rico, England and...
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Lloyd "Buzz" Charles Hobrecht

August 26, 1945 - July 7, 2017

Surrounded by his loved ones, Lloyd (Buzz) Charles Hobrecht passed away on July 7, 2017. Lloyd was born on August 26, 1945 in San Antonio, TX, grew up in Blanco, and most recently resided in Austin. He is survived by his wife Carlota; daughter Nicole Jones and husband Chris; daughter Amber Hobrecht; and step-daughter Micki Gamez and partner Andrea. He is also survived by grandchildren...
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Aurora Vixen DuHadway

August 15, 2015 - July 7, 2017

Aurora Vixen DuHadway is beautiful. On August 15, 2015 her mother, Desireé, brought Aurora to us. She came pink and healthy and trailing clouds of glory. Her father, Charles, and brothers, Evan and Asher, had been eagerly awaiting her. Her grandmothers, Linda DuHadway and Marilyn Caster, witnessed her arrival. She was welcomed by a network of friends and family deep and wide. Aurora Vixen...
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Susie Meurer

May 17, 1924 - July 6, 2017

Susie Meurer, age 93 of Austin, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017. She was born on May 17, 1924 to Edwin and Ida Klein in Fredericksburg, Texas. obituary pending............. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on...
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Thomas Jerome Cousino, , C.S.C.

October 9, 1928 - July 6, 2017

Brother Thomas Jerome Cousino, C.S.C., age 88 of Austin, died on Thursday, July 6, 2017. He was born in River Rouge, Michigan on October 9, 1929, a son of the late Valery Victor and Ida Cousino. He entered the Brothers of Holy Cross in August, 1947 and ministered in a number of their secondary schools as supervisor of plant facilities. He retired in 1999 to Brother Vincent Pieau Residence,...
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Bertha Gertrude Samson Shanblum

October 2, 1919 - July 5, 2017

Bertha Shanblum, 97, of Austin, TX, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at home, from complications of congestive heart failure. Bertha was born October 2, 1919, in Weatherford, TX, to Clementine and Herman Samson. The middle child and only daughter, she grew up with her brothers, David and Leonard, in Fort Worth. Bertha graduated Paschal High School at the top of her class. However, because her...
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Mary Louise Davis

December 28, 1923 - July 4, 2017

Mary Louise Davis, born December 28th, 1923 in Bryan, Texas, passed away on July 4th, 2017 at the Harbor, Lakeway. A memorial service will be held at the Lakeway Church at 2pm, Saturday July 8th. Mary Louise loved her family unconditionally and treasured her friends. She maintained a steadfast love for the Lord, teaching a bible fellowship class weekly for over 30 years and was instrumental...
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Laura Lindquist Preston

October 9, 1965 - July 4, 2017

Laura Lindquist Preston, age 51, went home to the Lord on July 4, 2017, in Houston, Texas, after a courageous 20-month battle with metastatic breast cancer. A precious child of God; truly remarkable and loving mother; dedicated wife; and devoted daughter, sister, aunt, friend, mentor and teacher - Laura was born on October 9, 1965, in Highland Park, Illinois, to John and Karen (Feil) Lindquist...
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Bonnie Franklin Sortore

September 6, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Bonnie Franklin was born in Honey Grove, Texas on September 16, 1929 and raised on the family cotton farm. Being the only daughter of the four children, "she never had to pick cotton". In 1946, at the ripe old age of 16, Bonnie met John Sortore while he was serving in the United States Army, married soon thereafter, and spent 71 wonderful years together. Bonnie was a wonderfully kind, gentle...
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Bonnie Frankilin

September 6, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Bonnie Franklin was born in Honey Grove, Texas on September 16, 1929 and raised on the family cotton farm. Being the only daughter of the four children, "she never had to pick cotton". In 1946, at the ripe old age of 16, Bonnie met John Sortore while he was serving in the United States Army, married soon thereafter, and spent 71 wonderful years together. Bonnie was a wonderfully kind, gentle...
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Earl J. Nesbitt, Jr.

October 3, 1935 - July 1, 2017

Earl. J. Nesbitt, Jr., 81, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 following a battle with Alzheimer's. Born in Danville, VA, on October 3, 1935 to Ruth Lillard Nesbitt and Earl J. Nesbitt, Sr., Earl spent his early years in a number of states around the country as his father's career with the Civilian Conservation Corp and then the Army Air Corp demanded. He began high school in Wichita Falls, Texas, and...
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Harvey Sandal

December 18, 1937 - June 30, 2017

Harvey Sandal was a traveler at heart and always hungry for his next trip. He took his last trip on June 30th in Austin, Texas. Born in Wilmington, Delaware on December 18th, 1937, he joined the Air Force as soon as he could and began to travel the world. He spent time in Japan, the Philippines, Spain, and many Pacific islands that most of us have never heard of. He also lived in Florida,...
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Rayward Williamson

February 5, 1940 - June 30, 2017

Rayward Williamson, 77, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born on February 5, 1940 in Leander, Texas, to Clarence Morgan Williamson and Ida Mae Maynard Williamson. Rayward served his country in the U.S. Army for 9 years, serving in Korea and Vietnam, followed by a year in the National Guard at Camp Mabry. He was an entrepreneur....
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Jo Ann Stewart Colson

June 7, 1933 - June 29, 2017

Jo Ann Stewart Colson completed her journey into God's eternal peace on June 29, 2017. Services to celebrate her life are still being planned and will take place in Austin at Central Christian Church and in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the National Cemetery. Jo Ann lived 84 years in the love and companionship of her family and in the joy of her salvation in Jesus. Her last residence was with...
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Hayden Mugler Wood

December 25, 1935 - June 29, 2017

Hayden Mugler Wood died peacefully on Thursday, June 29 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born to John Henry Mugler and Maxine Woodruff Mugler in Perry, Oklahoma on Christmas Day, December 25, 1935. She grew up on 30 acres where she enjoyed her horses and other outdoor activities. She attended Perry High School where she was elected Football Queen. She attended the...
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Robert Thomas Natoli

April 3, 1934 - June 28, 2017

Robert Thomas Natoli (Grandpa) passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A rosary will be held at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home South Location, 2620 South Congress Ave. Austin, Texas on Friday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 10000 David Moore Dr. Austin, Texas ,Saturday July 15at 10:00 a.m. Born April 3, 1934, in Jersey City N. J.,...
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Margie Cearley

October 1, 1935 - June 28, 2017

Margie Cearley, 81, died June 28, 2017 in Kyle, TX with her family by her side. Margie was born on October 1st, 1935, in Austin, Texas to William and Evelyn Johnson. She and her husband Ralph Cearley shared a wonderful life together for over 63 years. In addition to her husband Ralph, she is survived by her children Kirk Cearley and wife Rebecca of Leander, TX; Cass Cearley and wife Marjorie...
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Claire Reagan Pelegrin

April 18, 1961 - June 27, 2017

Claire Reagan Pelegrin was born on April 18, 1961 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Claire loved growing up on the Texas Gulf Coast and the beach was one of her favorite places to be throughout her life. She graduated from Richard King High School. She saw the world while attending the University of Colorado Semester at Sea, went on to obtain a Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas, and worked...
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Linda Dorsett Ruland

August 14, 1957 - June 26, 2017

Linda Dorsett Ruland August 14, 1957 – June 26, 2017 Linda Ruland, 59, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born on August 14, 1957 in Austin, Texas, to Tim and Lenora Dorsett. Linda was a caretaker, spending the past 20 years caring for Kate Morris who she adored. She enjoyed trips to the beach, but truly lived for her...
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Frank Lyons Crump, Jr.

November 12, 1925 - June 25, 2017

Frank Lyons Crump, Jr. of Austin, Texas died on June 25, 2017. He was born on November 12, 1925 in Lorain, Ohio to Helen and Frank Crump, Sr. He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Beverly; and his son, Russell. Frank is survived by his sons, David Crump and wife Rosanne of Austin, Texas, James Crump and fiancé Dr. Susan Marshall of Canyon Lake, Texas; grandsons, John Cray and...
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Christopher Rashaun Gerlach

March 25, 1994 - June 24, 2017

Christopher is survived by his mother Autumn Gerlach; his brother Micah Mackaly; his grandparents: David and Christie Kay, Wanda Benjamin, and Loretta Benjamin; his uncles and aunts: Scott Gerlach, Jason Benjamin, and Lisa and Hugo Mehl; his cousins: Matthew Kohlman, Lauren Kohlman, Katie Mehl, Matthew Mehl, Braden Benjamin, and Brynlee Benjamin; his great uncle and aunt: Dan and Elizabeth...
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Rita Browning Mayfield

May 2, 1938 - June 23, 2017

We are going to miss Rita Browning Mayfield – an amazing and devoted wife, loving mother, gentle Gram, trusted friend, mentor by example to many, a woman of profound faith who when needed was willingly there with her smile, graciousness and sensitivity to do what she could to meet the needs of others. Her physical heart stopped its beating on June 23, 2017 but the heart of her being continues...
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William (Hud) Hudnall

July 17, 1938 - June 23, 2017

Our Beloved William D. Hudnall (Hud) passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. He was born in Hannibal, Missouri on July 17, 1938. William is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, three brothers, one sister and daughter Debbie. William is survived by his loving and caring wife Gladys (Sam) of 17 years; sons, Scott Hudnall, Todd Hudnall and Rick Appelt; daughters, Rhonda Crabtree,...
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Tracy J. Hawkins

April 12, 1968 - June 22, 2017

Tracy J. Hawkins, 49, passed away gracefully at her home on June 22, 2017 in Austin, TX. A beautiful soul, a gentle spirit, a kind heart, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a dance mom, lacrosse mom, a dancing queen. Tracy wore a lot of hats and looked good in all of them. She was born on April 12, 1968 in Garden City, Michigan and attended Harrison High School, where she was a...
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Jeri Sue Adams

February 6, 1940 - June 21, 2017

Jeri Sue Adams, 77, passed from this life on June 21, 2017, at her home in Austin, TX. She was born February 6, 1940, in Greenfield, TN and grew up in Detroit, MI. After graduating high school, she worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines. She went on to build a successful 17-year career as a legal secretary for Hughes & Luce in Dallas, TX. Thereafter, she and her husband, Glen,...
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Ann S. Epps

June 10, 1932 - June 20, 2017

Ann S. Epps died peacefully on June 20, 2017. Ann was born June 10, 1932 in San Pedro, California and raised in Butte, Montana. Ann met and married Riley M Epps in 1950. A loving and compassionate mother of eight children, she always put her family first. She is survived by her children: Carrie Meyer (Ken), Stacie Epps Scott, Jennalee Epps (Michael Clepper), Laurel Suchyta (John), Melissa...
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Miguel González-Gerth

August 15, 1926 - June 20, 2017

Miguel González-Gerth (1926-2017) UT Pro Bene Meritis Award (2006), Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Princeton, in Romance Languages and Literatures. Published and lectured on subjects in Spanish Peninsular, Latin American and English Literatures. More than ten collections of original poems in Spanish and in English....
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Mildred "Milly" Reynolds

July 15, 1927 - June 20, 2017

Mildred "Milly" Reynolds was born in 1927 in Brenham, Texas. The daughter of a mechanic and a homemaker, she excelled in tennis, and had ambitions beyond her small town. She moved to Austin and attended Seton School of nursing and became an RN. She met and married a WWII vet named, James Robert Reynolds IV. During their courtship they enjoyed swing dancing to music from the jukebox. They...
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Daniel Zamarripa Alvarez

March 7, 1946 - June 19, 2017

Daniel Zamarripa Alvarez, 71, died Monday, June 19, 2017 in Austin, Texas. He leaves his children, Martin Zamarripa, Victoria Zamarripa, Maria Elena Bonilla, Graciela Zamarripa, Daniel Zamarripa, Steven Zamarripa and Daniel Zamarripa Perez; his brothers, Andres Zamarripa of Acuna, Coahuila and Juan Zamarripa of Houston, Texas; sons-in-law, Danny Gonzales, Richard S. Juarez, Lorenzo Bonilla...
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Luther Harold Nelson (Lou)

November 24, 1944 - June 19, 2017

Luther Harold Nelson (Lou) passed away on June 19, 2017. He fought a hard battle, but in the end, his body was too tired to fight anymore. He started having strokes in 1995 and he fought so hard to keep going and he truly did for many more years, but on June 19, it was just time to let go and go be in Heaven, free of pain. Lou was born in West Virginia in 1944 and joined the Air Force after...
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Sarah Darby Holland

August 25, 1917 - June 19, 2017

Sarah Darby Holland passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 19, 2017. Sarah was born in Austin, Texas on August 25, 1917. She attended the University of Texas and was an Alpha Xi Delta Sorority Rose. She was a lifelong resident of Austin, a faithful member of Central Christian Church, and a longtime member of Ruh Neb Temple No. 64, Daughters of the Nile. Sarah was preceded in death by her...
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Malcolm Lawrence Steinberg

August 31, 1926 - June 18, 2017

Steinberg, Malcolm Lawrence Sr., born on August 31, 1926, passed away in Austin, Texas on June 18, 2017. A long resident of San Antonio, Texas, the July 2, 2017 edition of the San Antonio Express News will carry the family remembrance of Mal in its obituary section. The memorial service will take place in the Oppenheimer Chapel, Temple Beth El, 211 Belknap Place in San Antonio, on Sunday, July...
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J.B. (Julius Byers) Tobler

April 16, 1925 - June 18, 2017

Our beloved father, J. B. (Julius Byers) Tobler of Austin, TX peacefully passed into eternal glory on Father's Day, June 18th, 2017 and is now in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was 92 years old. J.B. was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Apr 16, 1925, son of Henry Julius and Lelia Strange Tobler. He married his high school sweetheart, Alma Jerline, in 1950 and together they had three...
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Kevin Earl Acosta

January 22, 1970 - June 17, 2017

Kevin Earl Acosta, 47, of Austin, TX, succumbed to liver disease at the hospital surrounded by his family on June 17, 2017. Kevin was born January 22, 1970 in Austin, TX to Sandra Kay Kelly and Marvin Acosta. He is preceded in death by his father Marvin Acosta, his Uncle Richard Teague and his maternal grandmother Odessa Leverret. Kevin is survived by his wife, Lisa Marie Acosta; son, Jeremy...
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Grace Marie Baker

February 19, 1926 - June 16, 2017

Cedar Park, TX — Grace Marie Baker, a 27-year resident of the Austin area, passed into Jesus' arms, peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Friday the 16th of June at her home in Cedar Park. Born on February 19, 1926 in Superior, WI, to Harry and Esther Hagberg. Grace received a Teaching Degree in St. Cloud, MN. She then taught 7th grade in public school as well as on a Chippewa Indian...
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Jim Brewer

January 8, 1937 - June 15, 2017

Gentleman Jim Brewer, a retired boxer and actor, died Thursday, June 15th, after a rough spell of bad health. Jim was sure-enough Old Austin. He grew up in the Rosedale neighborhood and was a member of McCallum High School's first graduating class. After a successful local boxing career under the tutelage of Pat O'Grady (who later relocated to Oklahoma City and guided his son, Sean, to a world...
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Sidney Henry Goldfin

November 30, 1927 - June 15, 2017

Sidney Harry Goldfin, 89, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017. Sid was born November 30, 1927 in Richmond, VA to Rebecca and Samuel Goldfin. He spent his childhood in Richmond. At the age of 17 he joined the US Navy and traveled the world on the USS cone for three years. After his time in the military, he married Jo Anna Omansky and had two daughters, Maurica and Joy. Some years later, in...
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Arthur H. Dilly (Art)

July 10, 1929 - June 14, 2017

With deep sadness the family of Arthur H. Dilly (Art) announces the passing of their husband, father and grandfather on June 14, 2017. The families' sadness is tempered by their many fond memories of his good humor, continual support, patient understanding and willingness to be involved in their many activities and programs. Art was born in Yonkers, NY in 1929 as the only child of Catherine...
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Arthur (Art) Cunningham

December 31, 1932 - June 13, 2017

Born New Year's Eve, 1932, Arthur (Art) Cunningham, 84, died June 13, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas. Born on his maternal family homeplace near Hempstead, Texas, Art was the third son of Coleman and Annie Farquhar Cunningham. He was predeceased by his parents and beloved brothers Jack Cunningham...
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Vivienne Jane Heathcock

November 18, 1929 - June 12, 2017

Vivienne Jane Heathcock (87), wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully under hospice care on June 12, 2017 after complications from a fall. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Vivienne and her husband, Bill, raised their children mostly in the Houston area and moved to Austin in 2002. Vivienne and Bill married following Bill's return from WWII in 1947. They resided in Oklahoma and...
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Roberto De La Cruz, Retired

September 5, 1926 - June 11, 2017

Roberto was born September 5, 1926 in San Benito, Texas. He died at the age of 90 on June 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Guadalupe Flores; father, Manuel; brother, Manuel; sister, Lupe Olivarez; sons, Roberto and Roberto II; and daughter, Celia. Roberto is survived by his wife of 69 years, Nora B. De La Cruz; daughters, Belinda Emami, Cynthia Carrasquillo...
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Tino Ghini

November 27, 1997 - June 11, 2017

Visitation for Tino will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, Lakeway, Texas. Private, by invitation only.
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Henry Duane Babcock

August 1, 1925 - June 10, 2017

Henry Duane Babcock died peacefully on June 10, 2017, from complications following open heart surgery. He was born August 1, 1925, in Wichita, Kansas, to loving parents, Howard Nelson Babcock and Beva Beryl Becker. He had an older brother, Howard Jr, and an older sister, Mildred. Duane's work ethic began early with teenage jobs that included selling eggs and vegetables from the large family...
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Elizabeth Anne Higginbotham

October 17, 1938 - June 10, 2017

Elizabeth Anne Higginbotham was born on October 17, 1938 and died on June 10, 2017. Sustained by her deep faith she struggled with Alzheimer's for twelve years before gracefully going home. She was preceded in death by her parents W.B. O'Neal Jr. and his wife Anne, her brother W.B. O'Neal III, all of Atlanta, GA. She is survived by her husband Judge Patrick Higginbotham, daughter Anne and...
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Gilbert Capelo Velasquez

April 14, 1932 - June 9, 2017

Gilbert Velasquez Gilbert was called by our Heavenly Father on June 9, 2017. He was born in Lockhart, Texas on April 14, 1932 to Leonardo and Benita Velasquez. He was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 18. Gilbert proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict and was awarded numerous medals including the bronze star. After his military service he was employed by H.E.B....
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Janice Hokanson

October 20, 1922 - June 9, 2017

Janice Lucille Williams Hokanson was born October 20, 1922, in Brownsboro, Texas, and she will be buried there at the historical Clear Fork Cemetery, June 13, 2017, to rest with forebears dating back to the early 19th century. Daughter of Marvin Leonard and Ethel Brown Williams, Janice and her family moved to Austin when she was two years old, and Austin would be her home from then on. She saw...
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Christopher Lee Lewis

January 19, 1951 - June 9, 2017

Christopher Lee Lewis, age 66, passed away Friday evening June 9th, 2017 with loving family present. He was born January 19th, 1951 and lived in Austin all his life. He went to St. Ignatius Parochial school and graduated from William B. Travis high school. He was proud to have served in the U.S. Marines. He worked with his father at his father's Conoco gas station and later as a truck driver...
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Ann Jaime

November 1, 1926 - June 7, 2017

Amparo "Ann" Jaime was the family matriarch, born November 1, 1926, in Taft Texas and passed away on June 7, 2017 at the Austin Heart Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Ann was preceded by her parents, 2 brothers and a sister. Ann was employed with the American College of Musicians and retired after 47 faithful years of service under three generations of the Allison Family. She was...
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Victor Irving Mayer

September 28, 1929 - June 6, 2017

Major Victor Irving Mayer, 87, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. He leaves his wife of 17 years, Marie Parker Mayer, Austin. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Hunt Mayer. He is survived by their 3 sons; Steven Allen and his wife Linda Mayer, James Elson, and Thomas Irving and his wife, Tamela Mayer. His six grandchildren are Sarah Elizabeth Mayer,...
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John B. "Jack" Smith

June 26, 1937 - June 6, 2017

Dr. John B. "Jack" Smith passed away of natural causes on June 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Jack was born on June 26, 1937 in Bryan, Texas to Elmer G. Smith and Sally L. Smith. Jack's Father was a Physics professor at TAMC his Mother was a high school Latin teacher. He was raised in a traditional Texas A&M University household, becoming a devoted, life-long Aggie! Jack graduated from A&M...
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Florentina Villanueva Mendoza Cuellar

June 29, 1947 - June 5, 2017

Florentina Cuellar, 69, of Leander, Texas, died on Monday, June 5, 2017. She was born on June 29, 1947 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Pedro Villanueva and Juliana Mendoza. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Leander Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at St. Margaret...
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David Yarbrough

December 15, 1939 - June 4, 2017

John David Yarbrough, age 77, Architect, of Austin, Texas, passed into eternal rest on June 4, 2017. Davis is survived by his younger brother Robert M. and wife Beth Yarbrough of North Carolina, and preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Frances Marie Fagala Yarbrough, of Dallas, Texas. David attended the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture enrolling in 1958 and finally...
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Suzan Napier Stratton

October 27, 1940 - June 4, 2017

Suzan Napier Stratton, age 76, died in Austin on Sunday morning, June 4, 2017, after a brief and unexpected illness and stroke. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, teacher, and friend. Suzan was born October 27, 1940 in Dallas to Eric D. Napier and his wife, Eunice Urdine McDonald. After graduating from Paschal High School in Fort Worth in 1958, she attended the University of...
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Herbert Foore

March 21, 1936 - June 4, 2017

Herbert Glenn Foore, ("Herb"), 81 of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on June 4, 2017, following a brief illness. Herb was preceded in death by his brother Ralph Foore, Jr. Herb is survived by the love of his life, Shelvie Jean Friend Foore, whom he adored, his sister Lois Foore Denham, two sons, Glenn, (Paula), Dwayne, (Deborah), and grandchildren Darrelle Foore,...
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Matias C. "Sonny" Limon , Jr.

November 1, 1931 - June 3, 2017

In Loving Memory~ Our dearest Matias C. "Sonny" Limon Jr. was called by our Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Matias was born on November 1, 1931. He is preceded in death by his beloved children Rita Limon and Larry Limon, his siblings Fransisco Limon Sr., Alejandra Euresti, Susie Medina and his parents Matias and Inocencia Limon. He is survived by his...
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Edgar Howard Perry III

July 18, 1930 - June 3, 2017

Edgar Howard Perry III died peacefully June 3, 2017, surrounded by family. He was born July 18, 1930, in Austin to Julia Matthews Perry and Edgar Howard Perry, Jr. He attended Austin grammar and middle schools, graduated high school from Culver Military Academy, and attended the University of Texas. Edgar is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda, and children Sheri Perry Gallo and husband...
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Donna Lee Brandt

February 27, 1932 - June 2, 2017

Donna Lee Brandt, age 85, beloved wife of 65 years, passed to be with her LORD and Savior on Friday, June 2, 2017. She was born February 27, 1932, to George L. Jones and Esther E. Jones Butler who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, David D. Brandt Jr., brother JJ Jones and wife Shirley, sister-in-law Connie Applegate, children David D. Brandt Ill and wife Jane Ann, Deanna M...
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Jessie Spiegelman Borger

August 2, 1914 - June 2, 2017

Jessie Spiegelman Borger, 102, of Houston, TX (most recently Austin,TX) passed away on June 2, 2017. She was born August 2, 1914 in Chicago, IL to Bessie and Joseph Spiegelman. Family was the core of Jessie's life. She was from a large family of 3 girls and 4 boys. She was raised in Chicago where her father was a tailor and her mother a homemaker. Jessie married David Borger, her husband...
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Patton Greene Lochridge

December 30, 1949 - June 1, 2017

Patton Greene Lochridge, born on December 30, 1949, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, died peacefully at his home in Austin Texas on June 1, 2017, after a long battle with glioblastoma. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew and loved him. Pat's family moved from the Rio Grande Valley to Austin, Texas, in 1959, which was his home for the rest of his life. He attended Casis...
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Darryl Lee Hubbell

January 26, 1963 - June 1, 2017

Darryl Lee Hubbell passed suddenly at home on June 1, 2017. Darryl was born on January 26, 1963 in San Antonio, TX. He was a loving father and a loyal friend to all that knew him! He loved spending time with his sons, fishing, and hunting. He was the life of any party and will be dearly missed. He survived by 3 sons; Cody, Colten, and Collin; brothers Bryan and Jason; sister Tammy; father...
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Beverly Jane Thomas Crawford

April 10, 1929 - May 31, 2017

Beverly Jane Thomas Crawford, a resident of Austin, Texas, died peacefully at home on May 31, 2017, surrounded by family and caregivers. Beverly was born in 1929 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Vern and Winnie Mae Thomas. She moved with her family to Chicago, St. Louis, and Long Island, New York. While attending Shelton College in New Jersey, Beverly both completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music,...
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Margery Mendelson

March 2, 1921 - May 31, 2017

Margery Janet Mendelson, age 96, passed away at her home on May 31, 2017. She was born on March 2, 1921 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Harry Rosen and Rose Toffler Rosen. She attended the University of Missouri and obtained her degree from its journalism school. At Mizzou, she joined the Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority and would remain active on a local and national level throughout her entire life. ...
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Edith Jones Ferguson

May 4, 1924 - May 30, 2017

Edith Jones Ferguson, 93 died of natural causes May 30th at her care home in Pflugerville Texas. She was born in Falkner, Mississippi, May 4, 1924. She was preceded in life everlasting by her husband of 70 years, John R. Ferguson Jr., Mother, Jennie Powell Jones and Father, Howard Lafayette Jones and her sister Mavis Jones Ketchum. She is survived by her children; Gary and Coleen Ferguson,...
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John F. Mansen

July 15, 1929 - May 30, 2017

John Mansen, 87, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Longhorn Village in Austin Texas. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Joyce; his sons David and wife Carol, San Antonio; Kenneth, Leander; Craig, wife Madeline, and grandchildren, Chad and Grace, Austin; and brother Robert and wife Dorothy, Grand Prairie. John was born on July 15, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois of parents Bernardus (Red) and Helen...
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William Alfred Harty

May 8, 1940 - May 30, 2017

William Alfred Harty was born May 8, 1940 in Austin TX where he lived his entire life. As a boy he enjoyed swimming in shoal creek, hunting and working on cars. He graduated from McCallum High School in 1958. After graduation he served in the army from 1958-1965. After leaving the Army he worked for the City of Austin until he went to work for the Texas Highway Department where he worked...
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Doris Adeline Sander

March 28, 1925 - May 28, 2017

Doris was born on a rural farm near Flatonia, Texas on March 28, 1925 to Max and Hertha (Suess) Richter. She was the second oldest of six children. She was baptized in the name of the Triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit on April 12, 1925 at her home by Rev. C.A. Neumann from Salem Freyburg. Doris confirmed her baptismal vows at Salem Lutheran Church, and her confirmation verse was John...
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Ward Currey Goessling, Jr.

December 5, 1925 - May 27, 2017

Ret. Lt. Col Ward Currey Goessling Jr., 91, passed away peacefully in his Austin, TX home on Saturday May 27, 2017 holding the hand of his wife Elaine. Born in Norman, OK on December 5, 1925 to Captain Ward Goessling and Hellen Cason Goessling, Ward had two older sisters, Virginia and Jere Bill and a younger brother Frank following a year later. Nicknamed "Son", Ward was an army brat moving...
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John Stanley Riney

May 4, 1933 - May 25, 2017

John Stanley Riney 84, of Austin passed away in his home surrounded by his family on May 25, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born in Pampa, Texas on May 4, 1933 to Claude and Helen (O'Fynn) Riney. John was a scientist and mathematician. He worked with many government agencies as a problem solver, a job he adored. He was preceded in death by his parents and his...
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Nivia Castillo Smith

June 16, 1939 - May 25, 2017

Nivia was born June 16, 1939 in Kenedy, TX to Jesus and Julia Castillo. She was the eldest of six children. Our precious mother was called home to be with the Lord on May 25, 2017. She loved her family dearly and was a devoted daughter, sister, wife and most of all a loving mother. Being the eldest, she was always helping her younger brothers and sisters. She began to work part-time at...
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Johnny Almanza Ramirez

December 27, 1952 - May 25, 2017

Johnny Almanza Ramirez was born on December 27, 1952, in Austin, Texas, and passed away on May 25, 2017. He attended Dolores Catholic School, Stephen F. Austin High School, and Austin Community College. Following high school, he served his country for four years in intelligence gathering while stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War for the U.S. Army. He was a loving father and son, caring...
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Thomas King Harman

April 18, 1934 - May 25, 2017

Thomas King Harman, 83, died May 25, 2017 at Longhorn Village in Austin, Texas. He leaves his wife of 33 years, Linda Harman (Austin); a son, Mark Harman and wife, Pam (Fredericksburg); a daughter, Christina Harman Ray and husband, Bryan Ray (Liberty Hill); a daughter, Patti Harman (Tyler); a sister, Carol Bolls (Longview); other family members and numerous friends along the way. Tom was...
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Manuel P. Garcia

March 14, 1951 - May 25, 2017

Manuel P. Garcia passed peacefully from this life on Thursday May 25, 2017, leaving behind the memory of his happy and independent spirit. Manny, son of Humberto and Anita Pena Garcia, was born on March 14, 1951 in San Antonio, TX. He grew up in west Texas, outside of Lamesa, moving with his family back to San Antonio in 1966. He graduated from Luther Burbank High School in 1969. Manny...
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Opal Bacak

November 28, 1922 - May 24, 2017

Opal Bacak, born November 28, 1922, passed away May 24, 2017. She was born in Pleasanton, TX to George and Willie Phillips and grew up in South Texas. Opal was the widow of Anton A Bacak, Jr., whom she married in 1947. They resided in Corpus Christi, TX, where they began to raise their five children before moving to Austin TX in 1959. Opal resided in Austin until her passing. Mom's...
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Charles Peter "Pete" Kelly

July 7, 1929 - May 23, 2017

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorothy Kelly, his wife, Mary Kelly, and his daughter Karen Kelly. Survived by his brothers Bob and his wife (Karin Kelly), Paul and his wife (Anne Kelly). Survived by Michael and his wife (Cindy Kelly), Philip and his wife (Cheryl Kelly), and Ann and her husband (Tom Iraggi). Survived by Grandchildren of Ann and her husband (Tom...
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Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan

August 30, 1952 - May 23, 2017

Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan died peacefully at her home on May 23, 2017. She is survived by her sweetheart and husband of 42 years, Christopher Yurkanan. Her independent spirit, her generous soul, her brilliant mind, her unique style and sense of fashion, her full-faced smile and infectious laugh will be missed by many. Chris was born to Don and Blanche Edmondson on August 30, 1952 in...
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James "Jim" Dieterich

December 24, 1935 - May 23, 2017

Jim Dieterich, 81, a native Austinite, passed away on May 23, 2017. He graduated from Austin High School in 1954 and at this time served 8 years in the US Naval Reserve. Jim worked in the automotive field for Lindsay Auto Electric, Andy's Auto Electric, Cheshire Automotive before his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ancel and Edna Dieterich; brother, Wilbur Dieterich;...
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M.L. "Crick" DeGlandon

April 4, 1922 - May 23, 2017

Milburn Lloyd "Crick" DeGlandon was born on April 4, 1922 in Bastrop, Texas to parents Mr. and Mrs. H.M. DeGlandon and went home to our Lord on May 23, 2017 at 95 years of age. A graduate from Austin High School, he joined the United States Navy in March of 1942 and was honorably discharged in November 1945. A World War II veteran, he served aboard U.S.S. Howard W. Gilmore. He married...
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J.D. Warlick

August 25, 1921 - May 22, 2017

Lt. Col. J.D. "Jay" Warlick (Ret) U.S. Air Force passed away May 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 95. He was born in El Reno, Oklahoma on Aug. 25, 1921 to John and Della Warlick. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp which led to a 26 year career as a pilot in the Air Force Tactical Air Command. J.D. served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded numerous...
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Don Edmondson

September 6, 1925 - May 22, 2017

Don Edmondson, age 91, passed away at home in Austin, Texas, on May 22, 2017. Don was born at home in Dallas, Texas, on September 6, 1925. Don graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1945, then did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He earned a Master of Science Degree from SMU in 1948 and then a Ph.D from the California Institute of Technology aka Caltech in 1954. He...
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Jack Reeves Miller

September 13, 1930 - May 22, 2017

Jack Reeves Miller, 86 passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 26, 2017 at The Texas State Cemetery, 909 Navasota Street in Austin at 10:00 a.m. Visitation with the family will be at the Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Drive in Austin beginning at 1:00 and the Memorial at 2:00 p.m. Jack Reeves Miller was born September 13...
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Suzanne Slaughter

January 12, 1955 - May 21, 2017

Suzanne Slaughter was born January 12, 1955 in Wiesbaden, Germany and passed away May 21, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Preceded in death by her beloved mother, Elaine Kincaid Slaughter, Suzanne is survived by her father, Col. (Ret.) Clarence Benton Slaughter, Jr., her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy Slaughter and Gary Bowers, and a host of loving friends. The daughter of an Air Force pilot, Suzanne...
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Dr. J. Brent Rauhut

November 13, 1928 - May 21, 2017

(Ret. Lt. Col.) Dr. J. Brent Rauhut, 88, passed peacefully in the comfort of his own home on May 21st, 2017. Brent was born in Comanche, Texas on November 13, 1928 to Shelby and Herman Rauhut. As an only child, he graduated from Comanche High School at the age of fifteen (1944). He then entered John Tarleton College. In 1944 after the war had broken out, he joined the U.S. Army and was...
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Milton E. Kizer

February 5, 1926 - May 21, 2017

Gunnery Sergeant Milton E. Kizer lost his battle with life today May 21, 2017. " From the Halls of Montezuma, To the Shores of Tripoli." From the Halls of Burleson County, Texas, To the Shores of Lake Travis, Texas." Sergeant Milton E. Kizer born February 5, 1926 lived his life proudly as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He served his country in World War II, The Korean War,...
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Michael Martinez

October 11, 1990 - May 20, 2017

Thank you for all of your concern and for your kind words to those who replied to Michael's last Facebook post and those who have reached out to our family. My wife and I and Michael's three younger brothers all love Michael very much. We had a great relationship with him and we always enjoyed visiting with him, talking with him, and learning from him. My son Michael was a good man. He...
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Donald James Amitrani

August 23, 1945 - May 20, 2017

CMSgt Don Amitrani was born August 23, 1945, in Pearl River, New York to Jerome J. and Dorothy C. Amitrani, and graduated from Nyack High School in 1963. He attended many colleges throughout his career and received his associates in Applied Science Degree, Intelligence and Imagery Interpretation in 1981. Chief Amitrani completed the SAC NCO Academy in 1976 and USAF Senior NCO Academy in 1982. ...
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Olga Salazar Reyna

November 27, 1934 - May 20, 2017

Our beloved mother, Olga Salazar Reyna, was called home Saturday, May 20, 2017. Our mother was preceded in death by our father, O.J. Reyna; and our sister, Diana Quiroz. Olga is survived by daughters, Cynthia Reyna, Sylvia Garcia; son, Jaime Reyna; grandchildren, Nina, Neely, Alexandria, Diego, Rudy, Vicente, Samuel and Sari; great-grandchildren, Haydon, Layla and Evangeline. Visitation...
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