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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

Lucretia Donnell Newman Coke

March 28, 1917 - April 27, 2016

Lucretia Donnell Newman Coke died on April 27, 2016 in Austin, Texas. She was 99 years young. Born March 28, 1917 in Temple, Texas to Lucretia Ayers and Earl Roe Donnell, Lucretia grew up in Oak Cliff, Texas where the family owned Donnell's Ice Cream and she was often seen riding her horse in and around town. Her one brother, Earl Roe Donnell, Jr., was an Eagle Scout, who was killed in action at...
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John Granville Burton, Jr.

January 15, 1927 - April 27, 2016

John Granville Burton, Jr., age 89, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico, the eighth of nine children of a tenant farmer. After serving in the Navy in World War II, he graduated from the University of New Mexico, married his college sweetheart, Beverly Odom, and started his new job at GMAC. John and Beverly had four...
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Minerva "Minnie" Garcia

November 28, 1929 - April 25, 2016

Minerva (Minnie) Garcia passed away on April 25, 2016 from complications with congestive heart failure. She died peacefully surrounded by her family and loved ones. Minnie was born in Pflugerville, TX to Alfonso Ruiz Mendoza and Elvira Guajardo Mendoza on November 28, 1929. She was the oldest of 8 siblings and is survived by sisters, Enedina Paniagua, Mary Estrada, Gloria Ortegon, brothers,...
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Sarah Rogers Sanders

July 9, 1923 - April 25, 2016

Sarah Elizabeth Rogers Sanders passed away April 25, 2016 at the age of 92. She was born July 9, 1923 in Little Rock, AR, the only child of Joseph D. and Vera Thomas Rogers. Her father served as a Methodist minister until Sarah was 8 and they moved to north Louisiana. She graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport, LA and attended both L.S.U. and Centenary College. On June 7, 1942 she married...
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Eli Margolin

June 16, 1924 - April 25, 2016

Eli Margolin, 91, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut on June 16, 1924. Eli is survived by his wife Myrna, to whom he had been married for nearly 69 years. Eli is also survived by son Dr. Steven Margolin and his wife, Janice Margolin; son Ronald Margolin and his partner, Timm Adams; and daughter Vicki Ross...
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Lucy Ramos Abeita

November 13, 1924 - April 25, 2016

Lucy Ramos Abeita was born November 13, 1924 and joined with The Lord on April 25, 2016 at the age of 91. Lucy was a life-long resident of Austin Texas. She was a devoted wife to Julian Ramos, Sr. for 42 years. She is preceded in death by parents, Maria and Florencio Bargas; husband, Julian Ramos Sr., husband, Victor Abeita Sr.; son, Julian Ramos Jr.; and grandchildren, Yvonne Montoya and...
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Marjorie Pearl Youngblood

November 18, 1922 - April 24, 2016

Marjorie Pearl Morrow was born in DeRidder, Louisiana, in 1922. She married US Army Air Corp Lt. Winton Spencer Youngblood, also from DeRidder, in 1941. They spent 28 busy years in the USAF living in California, Nebraska, Florida, South Dakota, Maine, Germany, Georgia, Louisiana, the Philippines and of course, Texas. Marjorie and Win retired to Louisiana in 1967 and then moved to Cibolo, Texas,...
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Mary Williams Perrone

October 28, 1937 - April 24, 2016

Mary LaVerne Williams Perrone, age 78, of Austin, Texas, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016. A resident of Austin for 64 years, Mary was born in McAllen, Texas on October 28, 1937. She was raised on the Stugard Ranch in San Juan, Texas, a family owned citrus farm located in the Rio Grande Valley. In 1952 her family moved to Austin where she attended Austin High School for one year, transferred...
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Betty Beasley Etier

September 26, 1927 - April 24, 2016

Betty Beasley Etier, born September 26, 1927 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday night April 24, 2016. She was an educator for 69 years and the last 39 were at Huston Tillotson University. She is survived by her children John, Mark and Betty; grandchildren Johnathon, Joshua, Jordan, Jared, Juliann, Jana and Jamie; and her sisters Mary, Helen and Barbara...
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Earl Edward Hamilton

April 10, 1934 - April 23, 2016

Earl Edward Hamilton, 82, passed away April 23, 2016. He was born April 10, 1934 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Mae Edmond and William Hamilton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Hamilton, Frank Hamilton, sisters, Helen McCaleb and Lucille Scarborough. Ed is survived by his wife, Rosalie Hamilton; three children, Glen Hamilton (Melody), Dudley Hamilton, Julie (Karl) Nodine; four...
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Marna Robins L'Amie

May 16, 1929 - April 23, 2016

Marna was an inspiring sister, mother, wife and friend to many. Her uplifting personality was one of passion. She worked as a model, business school teacher, car salesperson, clothing sales, remodeler, writer, and nutritionist. Her last 30 years of life were especially devoted to helping mankind as she truly wanted to improve the lives of people she cared about and those she did not even know....
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Barbara "Barb" Brantner

February 25, 1949 - April 21, 2016

Barb Brantner passed away quickly, quietly and peacefully at 3:47pm on Thursday April 21st at the Hospice Austin's Christopher House. She was 67 years young, surrounded by love/family, and had given cancer a run for its money by fighting 4 years after getting diagnosed with stage 4 non-smokers lung cancer. She will be remembered as sweet, genuine, positive, always smiling, religious, loved...
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Leta Nell (Nelson) Williams

May 31, 1936 - April 21, 2016

Leta Nell (Nelson) Williams, passed away unexpectedly on April 21st, 2016 (age 79), in Austin, Texas. She was born in Belton, Texas on May 31st, 1936. There will be a private scattering service at a later time at the Lampasas River in Bell County where she grew up. Leta proudly graduated from Belton High School in 1954. She loved to learn and share what she knew with others. She was a...
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June Marie Stanford Marroquin

May 7, 1927 - April 21, 2016

June Marie Stanford Marroquin passed away in Austin, Texas on April 21, 2016. She was born on May 7, 1927 in Dallas, Texas. June graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas and Mills College in Oakland, California. She served as a social worker in the Dallas Juvenile Court. June married her husband Ben on April 9, 1950. They had three sons. June is preceded in death by her husband...
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Joan Alice Herring Blumberg

May 20, 1922 - April 21, 2016

Joan Alice Herring was born in Goose Creek, Texas, on May 20, 1922, to Alice Lowe Herring and John Wesley Herring Sr. and died in Austin on April 21, 2016. Joan was the older sister to Anita Herring Wade, Mary Herring Gillette and John Wesley Herring Jr. Her parents and siblings all predeceased her. After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School, Joan studied at the University of Houston,...
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Carthon P. "Phil" Phillips, USAF Ret.

April 17, 1920 - April 20, 2016

Carthon P. Phillips, Lt. Col. USAF Ret., age 96, passed away on April 20, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. "CP" or "Phil" Phillips was born April 17, 1920 in Vera Texas to Albert Frank & Kate Phillips. He grew up near Farwell, TX, and attended Texas Tech University before enlisting in the Army Air Corps immediately prior to World War II. He served in the Pacific theater with the 7th and 19th Bomb Groups...
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Elizabeth Kirksey Terry

January 15, 1961 - April 20, 2016

Elizabeth Kirksey Terry passed away on April 20, 2016. For the past two years, she battled cancer with a tenacity of spirit, even as she underwent two craniotomies in the span of a month. Her passing was made easier by the unconditional love of her friends and family: her dear friends Julie and Michael Watkins, her brave niece, Louisa, her sisters, Susannah and Caroline, lifelong friends, Cece...
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Marilyn "Gale" Phipps

November 25, 1951 - April 19, 2016

Marilyn "Gale" Phipps, of Manchaca, TX died on April 19, 2016, after a long, courageous battle fighting pancreatic cancer. Gale was born in Monett, Missouri on November 25, 1951. She was the daughter of Curtis and Maxine Phipps. She moved to Texas in 1970 with her family. Gale had a wide variety of interests and hobbies. She loved to travel and was happiest when planning her next trip. ...
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Virginia Womack McMillion

December 2, 1921 - April 18, 2016

Our beloved mother and grandmother, our beautiful Virginia, is gone. A journalist, poet, and genealogist, Virginia Womack McMillion passed away on April 18, 2016, in Austin, Texas, at the age of 94. Virginia was born Dec. 2, 1921, in Paris, Texas, to Sam Womack and Johnnybel Holt Womack. She grew up at the Womack farm at Slate Shoals, north of Paris, and in Paris. She attended Paris Community...
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Daniel C. Reyes, Sr.

January 1, 1934 - April 17, 2016

Daniel was the third of five children of Romulo and Jane Reyes. He began his career at the age of 15 as a delivery boy for Economy Engraving. Within a few short years, his dedication earned him a promotion, leading a department and a new title of Photo Engraver. During his career, Daniel spent many hours in a dark room, developing film from various advertising agencies. His team would take...
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Jacob Alan Lacey

March 17, 1983 - April 17, 2016

Jacob Alan Lacey, 33, of Lago Vista, TX, passed away on April 17th, 2016. He was born March 17th, 1983 in Dallas, TX, the son of John Lacey and Kayla Land. He attended Mineola schools and later moved to Austin where he married his wife of one year, and co-owned an RV repair company. Jacob is survived by his wife, Lisa Lacey and sons Trevor and Brian; parents John Lacey and Kayla Land and step...
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Leila Young Boswell

December 6, 1915 - April 17, 2016

Leila Young Boswell passed away April 17, 2016. She was born December 6, 1915 at the family farm on the Young Mountain in Coryell County, Texas. She was the eldest daughter of Guy Morton and Jeffie Blackwell Young. Leila was the granddaughter of James Ivy and Mary Young, early settlers to Coryell County from Georgia. From an early age she helped on the farm; milking, picking cotton and driving a...
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John Davol

December 6, 1917 - April 16, 2016

John (NMN) Davol, 98, died peacefully in his Austin home April 16, 2016, after a brief illness, in the company of his loved ones. Born in Brooklyn, NY December 6, 1917, John was the second son of Frank H. Davol Jr. and Hayes Rizbah Thomson. A graduate of The Gunnery School, Washington Connecticut, and a history major at Yale, he moved to Harlingen, TX, soon after graduating from Yale to work...
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Jeanne Dianne Hagen

September 20, 1944 - April 14, 2016

In Loving Memory of Dianne: Jeanne "Dianne" (Burnette) Hagen, died April 14, 2016 (age 71), in Lakeway, Texas. Cause of death was complications following surgery. Her funeral will be held at 11:00 am, on May 7, at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Lakeway. Dianne was born in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Trenton High School in 1962. She survived her parents, Mary...
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Ryan Jaye

June 10, 1972 - April 14, 2016

Patrick Ryan Jaye (Ryan), age 43, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Austin, Texas. He was born in Dallas, Texas to Olin and Mimi Jaye and grew up in Plano, Texas. He was a 1990 graduate of Plano East Senior High in Plano, Texas and, following graduation, went to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps. Second only to the love he had for his daughters, Ryan had a passion...
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Thelma Rose Grosse Price

September 2, 1923 - April 13, 2016

The Lord giveth and the Lord has taken away unto Him our mother, Thelma Rose Grosse Price at the age of 92. She was born on September 2, 1923 in St Louis, Missouri. Thelma passed away after a brief illness on April 13, 2016 at Christopher House. She was predeceased by her parents Edward William Grosse and Teresa Rose Grosse, siblings Berniece Stanton, Edward and Arvil Grosse and beloved husband...
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Abner Ross Schulle

September 6, 1929 - April 13, 2016

Ross Schulle, of Austin, passed away on April 13, 2016. He was born in Lockhart, Texas, in 1929, to Herbert and Mary Krueger Schulle. After military service in the US Navy, Ross came to Austin, and served 25 years as an Austin Police Officer. Then, the last 17 years before retirement were in the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He was a member of the Texas Police Association and served in...
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H. Bryce Jordan

September 22, 1924 - April 12, 2016

Dr. H. Bryce Jordan, 91, President Emeritus of Penn State University, former Interim President of the University of Texas at Austin, and President Emeritus of the University of Texas at Dallas, passed away peacefully at his home in Austin on April 12. He had been in failing health for nearly two years. Cherished husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend to all he met, Bryce Jordan saw...
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Priscilla Pond Flawn

March 20, 1926 - April 12, 2016

Priscilla Pond Flawn, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away April 12, 2016. She was born March 20, 1926 to Russell Pond and Berniece Brooks Pond. Mrs. Flawn was a native of Sarasota, Florida. She graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a B.A. degree in English and a minor in Music (organ). She and her husband Dr. Peter Flawn had two children, Tyrrell...
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Herbert Emil Sander

October 30, 1921 - April 11, 2016

Herbert was born in Lincoln, Lee County, Texas, on October 30, 1921, the second oldest of four boys and one girl, granted by our Heavenly Father to Emil Henry and Selma Helena (Weiser) Sander. The Lord and giver of life, who according to His Sovereign Will, chose to summon Herbert's soul to Himself in Heaven on April 11, 2016, at the age of 94 years. Herbert was baptized in the name of the...
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Dovie Green

May 28, 1939 - April 11, 2016

Dovie Green age 76 of Buda, Texas passed away on April 11, 2016. Dovie is survived by her devoted husband, Larry Green; daughters, Jenna Lusk and husband Michael, Angela Willmorth and husband Kevin, Lisa Green; grandchildren, Shaun Lusk and wife Rayven, Eric Lusk. Memorial Service 11:00 am on Friday, April 15, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Buda, 104 S. San Marcos Street, Buda, Texas.
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William F. Pearce, (USAF Ret.)

January 7, 1925 - April 10, 2016

A very brave WWII B-17, bombardier and navigator, Korean War and Vietnam fighter pilot flew his last mission to heaven on April 10, 2016. Bill was born in Miami, Florida in 1925. In 1944, at19, he served in the 96th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. He instructed pilots in F-86, F-84, F-100, T-33, T-6 and F-86 airplanes. He flew 23 missions over Germany and 5 missions over Berlin, including flying...
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Boone Bergfeld Knight

March 6, 2016 - April 10, 2016

Boone Bergfeld Knight died Sunday, April 10, 2016. Boone was born on March 6, 2016, the son of Meredith and Jamie Knight. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Nash; his grandparents, Mary and Jim Mauldin of Lindale, Texas, and Betty and Robert Knight of Austin; aunt, Caroline Knight of Austin; godparents, Sarah and Jim Porter and Chad and Kristin Shimaitis, all of Austin...
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Ann Worley

November 23, 1927 - April 10, 2016

Ann Worley, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, mother-in-law, aunt and friend, died peacefully on Sunday morning, April 10, 2016, leaving her family and friends with heavy hearts but filled with love and precious memories. Ann was born November 23, 1927, in Dallas to Rentz and T.C. (Long) Gullick, now deceased. She grew up there, graduating from Sunset High School, where she...
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Willard Goodwin II

March 10, 1948 - April 9, 2016

Will Goodwin, age 68, passed away April 9, 2016. He was born March 10, 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland to Willard and Mary Goodwin. He grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Union College and obtained a graduate degree in Library Science from UCLA. Will was from a long line of book lovers and collectors in Baltimore and Southern California. A longtime resident of Austin, he was a Modern...
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Alicia M. La Fuente

August 18, 1958 - April 8, 2016

Alicia M. La Fuente age 57 of Austin, Texas passed away April 8, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudy "Boffo" and Mary Estrada. Alicia was the granddaughter of the late Roy Velasquez, Sr. founder of Roy's Taxi Company of Austin. Alicia is survived by her husband, Freddy La Fuente; daughters, Jennifer Gorman and husband Robert, Melissa Foradory and husband Robert; grandson,...
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Daniel C. Morgan , Jr., PhD

September 30, 1931 - April 7, 2016

Dan Morgan, beloved husband, father, brother and professor, passed away April 7, 2016 at age 84. He was born September 30, 1931 to Daniel C. Morgan and Grace Carmichael Morgan. Dan spent most of his boyhood in Houston, with brief interludes spent in Louisiana, where the rich and interesting culture fascinated him. Dan graduated from San Jacinto High School with highest honors, giving the...
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Victor Manuel De La Cruz

March 17, 1958 - April 7, 2016

Our Beloved, Victor Manuel De La Cruz, 58, of Austin, TX passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Victor was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, godfather and an amazing friend. Victor is survived by his wife Jeanne of 40 years; daughters, Vicki De La Cruz, Jessica De La Cruz, Jaime (Jonathan) Garcia and Jennifer (Rudy) Roland; eight...
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Barbara Dailey Ruud

April 25, 1921 - April 7, 2016

Barbara Ruud died of pneumonia at her Westminster apartment in Austin on April 7, 2016. She was born on April 25, 1921. She was 94 years old. Barbara had an idyllic childhood in small town Mankato, Minnesota. Her doting father, C O Dailey, was one of the town's lawyers. Unfortunately, her father died before Barbara graduated from high school. An Irish immigrant, her father had wanted to...
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Jerry Nance Meredith

December 4, 1947 - April 7, 2016

Jerry Nance Meredith, a fourth generation Austinite, was born on December 4, 1947 to Elisha John and Gladys Meredith passed away on April 7, 2016 in Austin. He was a true Texan and outdoorsman who lived most of his life in Austin and surrounding areas. Jerry enjoyed fishing, hunting, and raising cattle. He was a printer by trade, worked for the State of Texas and for private printing companies...
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Linward Paul Shivers

December 2, 1930 - April 6, 2016

Linward Paul Shivers' birth certificate may say that he was born at home in Waskom, Texas, on December 2, 1930, to Henry Grady Shivers and Mattie Mae (Tiller) Shivers, but "Lin" (and later in life "Papa") always claimed Elysian Fields, Texas, as his home. On April 6, 2016, Lin left this world to return to the Elysian Fields. His 85 years on this earth were incredibly full and life-giving to...
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Lura Sue Jones

September 12, 1929 - April 5, 2016

On the 5th of April, our sister, aunt, and friend passed from life to life, crossing the threshold of death to life eternal with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. A gracious and loving soul, Sue lived her life to serve, and she gave generously of herself to others in service to God. Joy, encouragement, and good cheer were her constant companions and were the ready gifts she gave to friends...
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Mickey G. Henry

July 28, 1929 - April 4, 2016

Mickey G. Henry was born July 28, 1929 in Lubbock, Texas. She passed away on April 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Mickey was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, George H. Henry; her daughter and son-in-law, Lesa and David Doyle; sister, Wanda Hobgood; and brother, Don Exum. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gayla and Galt Graydon; and her granddaughter, Cassie Graydon. ...
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Donald Lee "Buddy" Overstreet

May 17, 1938 - April 3, 2016

Donald Lee "Buddy" Overstreet, age 77, passed away April 3, 2016. Don was the youngest of the eleven children of Fred and Martha Overstreet. He grew up in Hyde Park, graduated from McCallum High School, served in the National Guard and was an employee of the Department of Public Safety for 37 years. He is survived by one brother, three sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will always be...
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Laura Mae Baker

November 22, 1930 - April 2, 2016

Laura Mae Baker passed away, peacefully in her sleep on April 2, 2016. She had always had an unshakeable faith in God, and it gave her strength through good times and these difficult times. She is survived by her husband, children: sons William Howard and James Dale, daughter Laura Ann, and grandson Joshua Dale. Her parents were Oscar and Mattie Mae Cullen of Austin, TX. She was born and...
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Mary Louise (Parks) Griffis

November 19, 1918 - April 2, 2016

Mary Lou Griffis was born Mary Louise Parks on November 19, 1918, at the Schofield family farm in Carson, Iowa, and grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She died April 2, 2016, at the age of 97, following an extended period of illness with dementia and its disabling effects. Faith, music, and education are themes that were strong throughout her life. Mary Louise was the first child and only...
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Audrey K. Scofield

August 3, 1925 - April 1, 2016

Audrey K. Scofield of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 1, 2016 at her home. Audrey was born on August 3, 1925 in Hillsboro, Texas in Hill County to A. Lee Kirkpatrick and Dolly Prater Kirkpatrick. Audrey had one dear sister, Dorothy. She enjoyed small-town life, especially when as a teenager she accompanied her best friend, Martha Scofield as they burned up the country...
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David Nelson Vaughn

December 3, 1951 - March 31, 2016

David Nelson Vaughn, born as David Vaughn Cheatham, of Austin, Texas, passed away on March 31, 2016 in Austin. David was born in Beaumont, Texas on December 3, 1951 to Evelyn Vashti and Cecil Elmer Cheatham. He graduated from South Park High School in 1969. He served in the US Army, was a Viet Nam Veteran and received the National Defense Service Medal. David loved playing his guitar and...
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Mary Gay Maxwell

September 13, 1938 - March 30, 2016

Mary Gay Maxwell, 77, of Austin, TX, passed away on March 30, 2016. Mary Gay spent her life helping people. Whether through her psychology practice, her involvement in the City of Austin Environmental Board, Save Our Springs Alliance, the North University Neighborhood Association, or simply with friends and family, her aim in life was to help people have improved lives. She was born September...
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Michael F. Gesch

May 7, 1949 - March 30, 2016

We all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun. "Instant Karma" by John Lennon Mike passed away peacefully on March 30, 2016. He was born in St. Louis, MO., on May 7, 1949, the first child of Gertrude Staszkiewicz Gesch, and Calvin E. Gesch. Throughout his childhood the family moved often as his dad was stationed at various Army bases, including a stint in Germany. As a boy, Mike...
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Anthony Joseph "Tony" Slowik, Jr

May 20, 1967 - March 30, 2016

Anthony (Tony) Slowik, Jr., age 48, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at his home in Austin, Texas. He was born at Fort Polk, Louisiana to Dr. Anthony J. Slowik, Sr. and Dr. Carol A. Houston (Slowik). He was raised in Corpus Christi where he loved the beach and sailing as a young boy. He attended Windsor Park Athena and Baker Athena and graduated from W.B. Ray High...
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Lindsey Vance Gunter

September 26, 1952 - March 30, 2016

Lindsey Vance Gunter, 63, of Spicewood, Texas, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. She was born on September 26, 1952 to Jim Lindsey Vance and Jennie Jo McGinley Vance in El Paso, Texas. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Bee Creek United Methodist Church, 3000 Bee Creek Rd., Spicewood, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be...
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Janet Wofford Ingram

November 30, 1914 - March 29, 2016

Janet Wofford Ingram, a descendant of early Texas cattleman and Indian fighter Ross Kennedy, was born to William Mitchell and Margery Peters Wofford November 30, 1914, in the small southwest Texas town of Sabinal in Uvalde County. She died in Austin, Texas, March 29, 2016. She was 101 years old. Janet and her sister, Isabel, started school in Sabinal but moved to Austin with their widowed...
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Leslie Brittman

September 17, 1943 - March 29, 2016

Leslie Brittman passed away peacefully on the morning of March 29, 2016 at the age of 72 years old, after a remarkable nineteen-year battle with cancer. Her warmth, class, intellect, humor, and love were evident to all who were blessed to know her. Leslie was an extraordinary human being. Her courage, strength, perseverance, and grace in the face of incredible challenges were an inspiration to...
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Paul A. Galvan III

November 1, 1985 - March 28, 2016

Paul A. Galvan III died unexpectedly on March 28, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was a student at IntelliTec College and had retired from the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman. He was a college student, husband, father, stepfather, son, uncle and grandson. Paul Anthony Galvan III was born on November 1, 1985 in Austin, Texas to Paul and Teresita (Resas) Galvan, Jr. He was a...
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Daniel Farowich

June 15, 1928 - March 27, 2016

On the 27th of March 2016 beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather Daniel Farowich left this earth to go be with the Lord in heaven. A man of dedication, loyalty, kindness and great love. This man was married to his wife Diane for 52 years and raised five children Susan, Teri, Paula, David and Yvette. A man admired and loved by many, his stories about meeting famous people while working as a...
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Michelle P. Cruz

April 8, 1970 - March 27, 2016

Our beloved Michelle P. Cruz, 45 of Austin was called home by our Heavenly Father on March 27th, 2016; she was born on April 8, 1970 in Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank P. Gallardo; brother, Alfredo Gallardo; grandmothers, Ignacia Celestino, Jovita Gallardo; grandfathers, Serafin Gallardo and Rudy Cruz. Michelle is survived by her life partner, Eleazar Ortiz;...
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Billie "Biddy" Stark Allen

October 3, 1927 - March 26, 2016

Billie "Biddy" Merle Smith Stark Allen, 88, of Austin, Texas passed away on March 26, 2016. She was born on October 3, 1927 in Dallas, Texas to Morris Allen and Purity Brock Smith. Billie graduated from Austin High in 1945 and married W. J Stark on April 3, 1946 in Austin, Texas; they raised three daughters and were married until his death in 1984. She then married Jay William Allen on April 8,...
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William "Bill" Gordon Allen

November 20, 1923 - March 26, 2016

WILLIAM "BILL" GORDON ALLEN, age 92, passed away on March 26, 2016, at his home in The Hills, Texas with his loving wife, Pucci and family and friends by his side. Born on November 20, 1923 in Dallas Texas, to John Rivers Allen Sr. and Lorraine Williams Allen, Bill was the grandson of John Hodges "Big Daddy" Allen, founder of Allen Academy, a boarding school and military academy located in...
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Jack L. Musgrove

January 2, 1922 - March 26, 2016

Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Jack Musgrove of the United States Air Force, resident of Austin, Texas, passed away on March 26, 2016. His two beloved children, Dana and Jack, and four grandchildren survive him. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Neeta. Jack was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma on January 2, 1922 to Howard and Nell Musgrove. He led an idyllic childhood hunting and...
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Justin Landon Metzger

August 4, 1983 - March 25, 2016

Justin Landon Metzger, 32, died Friday, March 25, 2016, at Crystal Beach. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Michelle Metzger; his mother and stepdad, Debbie Walsh and Howard Walsh; his father and stepmother, Kris Metzger and Marti Metzger; his grandmother, Shirley Gutekunst; his grandfather Lee Metzger, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Justin was born in Syracuse, NY and grew up in...
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Marguerite "Peggy" Reyburn Annis

August 14, 1943 - March 25, 2016

Peggy Annis died on Good Friday, March 25, 2016, after falling at home. This was the last of many complications over seven years of continuous treatment for multiple myeloma. She was loved for her spirit, her energy, her humor, and her view that the world is beautiful. Peggy (Marguerite Reyburn Annis) was a vibrant 72 year-old born in Morristown, NJ on August 14, 1943. She was raised in Erie,...
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Jimmy Williams

October 4, 1942 - March 24, 2016

Jimmy Williams, 73, of Austin, died on March 24, 2016. After a battle with lung cancer, Jimmy seemed to have won the war; his cancer was in remission. But the body is a fragile vessel for the spirit. He left this realm, despite our best efforts to keep him with us. He is survived by his loving family, wife Eileen and son Julian, both with him in Austin, Texas. Also surviving are sons,...
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William D. "Bill" Mansfield

March 24, 1930 - March 24, 2016

In the early morning hours of his 86th birthday, William D. "Bill" Mansfield passed away peacefully on March 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Bill had suffered from a long battle with dementia. He was born in Melvin, Texas on March 24, 1930 to Louis and Eliza Mansfield, both who proceeded him in death along with a half brother, Leonard Hart. Bill was happily employed by Tex-Con...
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Horace Lamar (John) Morrow

May 24, 1927 - March 23, 2016

Horace Lamar (John) Morrow, 88, died peacefully at home on March 23, 2016. John was preceded in death by his much loved father and closest companion, Stewart M. Ponder. There will be no services. John's desire was for any donations in his memory be made to healthcare, human rights or progressive political organizations.
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Peggy A. Bolf Dodd

August 25, 1940 - March 23, 2016

Peggy A. Bolf Dodd went to be with her loved ones in Heaven on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Peggy was dearly loved by all who knew her. She had a heart of gold and could give the best hugs. She will be missed here on earth, but we are assured that she is joyously reunited with her loved ones in Heaven. She was preceded in death by her parents, Method Buck Bolf and Agnes Sophie (Novak) Bolf,...
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Irene Worcester Giles

February 23, 1925 - March 23, 2016

Irene Worcester Giles passed away March 23, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Irene was born February 23, 1925 to Edwin and Ethel Worcester in Vernon Connecticut. During WWII, she trained as a registered nurse and administered care to wounded servicemen. After the war, she was invited by a nursing school pal to accompany her back home to a ranch in Decatur, Texas. On a lark and showing great spunk for a...
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Adele Goldstucker Silberberg

August 6, 1928 - March 22, 2016

Adele G. Silberberg, 87, surrounded by family and caregivers, passed away on March 22, 2016. Adele is survived by her husband of 66 years, Harold Silberberg, her sister Elaine Silverberg and brother-in-law Herbert Silverberg; her children, Jay and Langdon Silberberg, John Silberberg and Missey Morgan, Celia Silberberg and Barry Jucha, Harriet and Alan Schwartz; her grandchildren, Ryan and...
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Gail Lee Patterson Bickling

March 5, 1940 - March 22, 2016

Gail Lee Patterson Bickling, 76, of Austin, Texas died Tuesday March 22, 2016 at her home. Gail is survived by her husband and life-long love Richard Bickling, her 2 surviving sisters Sue Dougherty of Newark, DE; Wendy Haedo of Garnet Valley, PA; her 3 children and their spouses; Rick and Ellen Bickling of Leander, TX; Randy Gaytan of Valdosta, GA; Ryan and Kim Bickling of Lawrence, KS: her 7...
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Shirley Nelson Walston

November 26, 1931 - March 22, 2016

Shirley Nelson Walston was born to John D. and Lydia M. Nelson, in Gonzales, Texas, on November 26, 1931. She departed this earthly life to live in her heavenly home on March 22, 2016. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; her siblings; James D. Nelson, Clifford A. Nelson and Johnnie M. Washington; a grandson, David Crow; nephews, Jamie Nelson, Timmy Nelson and John Nelson. She is...
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Linda Mason Hays

January 13, 1947 - March 22, 2016

Linda Mason Hays passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, surrounded by her family. Linda was born January 13, 1947 in Lubbock, Texas to Joseph Truett Mason and Carolyn Lee Williams. She was preceded in death by both parents; husband Charles R. Hays and son Jason Ryan Lindsey. She is survived by her son Doug Lindsey and his wife Cindy Lindsey; her daughter Carrie Stidam and husband Anthony...
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Elizebeth Ann (Betty Ann) Bradfield Cummins

May 11, 1929 - March 21, 2016

Betty Ann was born in Austin, Texas on Mother's Day, May 11, 1929 to William Landon and Nell Walling Bradfield. A lifelong resident of Austin, Betty Ann graduated from Austin High School in 1946 where she was a Red Jacket. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Texas, Austin in 1950. Betty Ann was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She was elected to...
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Marvin Lee King

March 13, 1940 - March 20, 2016

Marvin Lee King passed peacefully in his home on March 20, 2016 one week following his 76th birthday. He was in the company of his loving family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dempsey and Faye King, and his father and mother-in-law, Homer and Eleanor McElroy. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Doris Jane McElroy King, his daughters, Adrianne King Doughtie...
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Frances Mayes Beard

October 6, 1927 - March 20, 2016

Frances Mayes Beard passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 surrounded by her family. She had been in a 3-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Fran was born in Lampasas, Texas on October 6, 1927 to Lewis Monroe Mayes and Josie Martin Mayes. She was preceded in death by both parents; brother Lewis Mayes and sister, Louise Stollenwerk. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, George Beard; son Don...
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Virginia (Luxi) Blakemore-Freeman

March 23, 1964 - March 19, 2016

Virginia (Luxi) Blakemore-Freeman, age 51, of Johnson City, passed away on March 19, 2016. This loving woman's visitation is on Tuesday, March 29th, 6:00 p.m. with the service an hour later at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Lakeway. She sent messages of only love and peace to all she met. While happily living with God, she will continue to live on earth through her children, Haydin West ...
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Manuel P. Gandarillas, M.D.

December 29, 1926 - March 19, 2016

Manuel P. Gandarillas M.D. died on March 19 in Lakeway, TX. He was born in Cuba in 1926. He went to medical school at the University of Havana and became a successful abdominal surgeon. He would often travel the countryside and provide farmers the opportunity to come in for medical treatment at no cost. He said their smile afterwards was payment enough. When Cuba became communist in 1959 he,...
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David Connell Parker

July 23, 1933 - March 18, 2016

David Connell Parker, age 82, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2016. David was born in Austin, Texas on July 23, 1933 to Richard Denny Parker and Nona Lee Clement. He resided in Austin all of his life, and attended Wooldridge Elementary School, University Junior High, and Stephen F. Austin High School (Rio Grande campus). He graduated from the University of Texas in 1956. While at the...
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Blake Aaron Freeburg

November 7, 1967 - March 18, 2016

Blake Aaron Freeburg was born November 7, 1967 in Rochester, Minnesota and moved with his parents Phillip and Faye Freeburg to Texas in January 1968. He lived in Texas for most of his life except for when he briefly lived in the Netherlands from 1974-1977 and when he worked in Singapore from 1997 - 1998. He spent his first three years of grade school in Holland before moving to Texas and...
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Wanda Marie Scott

August 29, 1929 - March 18, 2016

Wanda Marie Scott, born August 29, 1929, of Austin Texas, passed away on March 18, 2016 surrounded with her family. She will be so dearly missed by many friends and family. Wanda is preceded in death by her husband Joe Dale Scott, parents Carl Panell and Cleona Ransdell, brother Carl "Sonny" Pannell, brother in law Kenneth Bernhardt and step father Randy Ransdell. Wanda is survived by her...
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Arval Wendell Bohn

July 6, 1934 - March 17, 2016

Arval Wendell Bohn slipped peacefully from this life at his home in West Lake Hills on March 17, 2016. He was one of what seems to be very few people these days who was actually born in Austin, TX. That happened 81 years ago on July 6, 1934 on Judges Hill in the home of his parents Walter and Frieda Rathmann Bohn. His early years were spent at Pease Elementary, University Junior High and as a...
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Jerome Joseph "Buck" Buxkemper

November 12, 1926 - March 17, 2016

Jerome Joseph "Buck" Buxkemper was born in Rowena, TX on November 12, 1926. He was the third of seven children born to Mary and Gerhard Buxkemper. His education began in the one-room Kristoff Schoolhouse and continued at Ballinger High School, where he quarterbacked the Bearcat Football Team to a 32 and 3 record his senior year, under Felton T. "Pooch" Wright. The untimely death of his father...
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Robert Bennett McCarty, Sr.

October 12, 1926 - March 17, 2016

Robert Bennett McCarty Sr. of Longhorn Village, Austin Texas was born October 12, 1926 in Houston Texas. He died March 17, 2016 at the age of 89 years in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his loving wife and partner of thirty-three years, Mary Louise McCarty, a son, six daughters, thirteen grand children and nine great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Bob and Mary Louise were...
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Donald Taylor Rippey

January 1, 1927 - March 16, 2016

Dr. Donald Taylor Rippey of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2016 at the age of 89. Don was a loving husband, amazing father, grandfather and great grandfather, as well as a loyal friend to those who were blessed to know him. He had a long, wonderful and adventurous life and is now resting easy with our Father in heaven. His vibrant personality, his unconditional love and...
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Charles Robert Webb, Jr., MD

July 23, 1931 - March 16, 2016

Charles Robert Webb, Jr., MD of Austin died at home on Wednesday March 16. Chuck was born July 23, 1931 in Pulaski Virginia and grew up in Shaker Heights Ohio where he attended public school. After attending the University of Michigan, he graduated from medical school at Case Western Reserve and went directly into the army, where he served for 24 years in a variety of public health research...
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Barbara Jean Deckard

May 7, 1954 - March 16, 2016

Barbara Jean Deckard, born May 7, 1954, of Austin Texas, passed away on March 16, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was loved by many friends and family for her generous heart and bubbly personality. Barbara's greatest joy was time spent with her grandchildren, from cheering at every ball game, to giving each of them love and support; she could be counted on to make each grandchild feel special....
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Florene Meredith Wilson

April 18, 1934 - March 16, 2016

Florene Meredith Wilson, born April 18, 1934 in Austin, Texas, daughter of Robert Lee Meredith and Angie Hutchins Williams went to meet her Heavenly Father March 16, 2016, peacefully with her husband of 56 years, Vernon Wilson, by her side. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great and great great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She is preceded in death by her father Robert,...
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Savannah Nichol Griffiths

January 18, 1999 - March 14, 2016

Savannah Nichol Griffiths was born on January 18, 1999 in Murray, UT to Matt and Jeni Griffiths. Savannah lived in Utah for one year until she moved to East Nassau, NY. She lived there for 18 months before moving to Easton, PA where she lived for the next 14 years. She attended Tracy Elementary from kindergarten until the 4th grade and then 5th grade at Easton Area Middle School. She attended...
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June Page Johnson

February 11, 1924 - March 13, 2016

June Page Johnson went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 13, 2016 at the age of 92. June was born February 11, 1924 to Maggie and Ira Page. She grew up in Raymondville, Texas, where she loved school and all opportunities to socialize. She graduated Valedictorian of her class and earned a scholarship to Baylor University. There she met the love of her life, Sam Johnson, and formed many life...
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Gloria Head Jordan

January 17, 1931 - March 13, 2016

Gloria Maxine Head Jordan, 85, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Galveston, Texas, and Clarksville, Tenn., died Sunday, March 13 at Seton Medical Center in Austin. Her service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 2620 South Congress Avenue in Austin, with the Rev. Bob Gribble officiating. David Stevens will conduct a four-person a cappella ensemble performing her...
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Gustav "Steve" Heyer

August 30, 1941 - March 12, 2016

Gustav A. (Steve) Heyer passed away on Saturday March 12, 2016 while vacationing in Sydney, Australia. Steve was born August 30, 1941 in Berlin, Germany. Not long after he was born, the Heyer family relocated to a small town outside of Munich, where he spent most of his childhood. At the age of 16, Steve immigrated with his family to the United States and settled in Chandler, AZ. Steve...
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Stella Guerrero Rivera

October 24, 1941 - March 12, 2016

Stella Guerrero Rivera, age 74 of Austin, TX, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Saturday, March 12, 2016. She was born to the late Hipolito Gonzales Guerrero and Pauline Adams Guerrero on October 24, 1941.She was preceded in death by her sister Mary Ann G. Espinosa and brother Henry (Hank) Guerrero. Our mom graduated from Austin High School class of 1959. She married the love of her...
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Mary Jane Hemperley

September 9, 1922 - March 12, 2016

Mary Jane Hemperley passed Saturday morning March 12, 2016 with grace and peace in the comforting arms of her family. She was a faithful wife, loving mother, loyal friend and good neighbor. Born to rancher/farmer Talmage and one room schoolhouse teacher Ruth Thompson on the prairie of western Kansas in Hamilton County on September 9, 1922. Mary Jane would be the first of two girls, Michae...
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Joshua Barrick Anderson

March 21, 1974 - March 12, 2016

After a heroic and inspiring year-long battle with lung cancer, Joshua Barrick Anderson died peacefully at the Hospice Austin Christopher House on March 12, 2016 at the age of 41. He leaves behind his beloved wife Judy, two beautiful children, Olivia (10) and Quinn (7), and his stepsons Griffin (12), and twins Jonah and Owen (9). Josh was born March 21, 1974 in Washington D.C., to Pat and...
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Llewellyn A. "Olie" Smith

June 10, 1929 - March 11, 2016

Llewellyn A. "Olie" Smith, age 86, of Austin passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016. He was born on Monday, June 10, 1929 to Matthew Irving and Hazelene Emily Smith in Austin, Texas. Visitation will be held at 11:00 am with the Funeral Service to begin at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Great Hills Baptist Church at the Great Hall Bldg C with Pastor Ross Hartsfield officiating. ...
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Louis Jay Meyers

June 21, 1955 - March 11, 2016

Louis Meyers, one of the four founders of the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in 1987, died early Friday of a heart attack at St. David's South Austin Medical Center. He was 60. Meyers was the SXSW's music festival director for its first eight years. He sold his share in the business to partners Roland Swenson, Louis Black and Nick Barbaro after the 1994 conference, just before...
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Madeline Elizabeth Bond

December 29, 1920 - March 10, 2016

Madeline Elizabeth Bond died peacefully in Lakeway, Texas on March 10, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 29, 1920 of parents William Alfred Schwartz and Elizabeth Rebecca (Fagely) Schwartz. After living in various places in southern NJ, her family settled in W. Collingswood, NJ where she graduated from Collingswood High School, class of 1938. She played field hockey in high...
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Mary Grace Walker , "Gracie"

November 27, 1952 - March 10, 2016

Mary Grace Walker, known to everyone as "Gracie," was born on November 27, 1952, in Austin, Texas. As a young girl, along with her five sisters, she attended St. Mary's Catholic School and then later began her thirty year career with Clinical Pathology Laboratories. Gracie was a free spirit who left a mark on anyone she came in contact with. Gracie loved all genres of music, watching...
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Allen Huskin

November 10, 1954 - March 10, 2016

Allen Huskin, age 61, of Leander, passed on 10 March, 2016 in Cedar Park, Texas. Allen was born to Claude Fitzgerald Huskin and Jean Williams Huskin 10 Nov. 1954 in Louisville, Kentucky. Early in his childhood the family moved to West Texas. There Allen developed a love for hunting, fishing, in fact most outdoor activities at an early age. As he grew older he learned to play the guitar and...
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John B. Jones

March 31, 1928 - March 9, 2016

We wish to honor and celebrate the life of John B. Jones, our father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was dearly loved by his family and everyone who knew him. He received his promotion to Heaven on March 9, 2016. Preceded in death by his son, Robert L. Jones, he is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jacqueline C. Jones and by his three sons, Dick, Donald, and David, as well as 12...
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Avilio Selvera Soliz

May 29, 1929 - March 9, 2016

Avilio Selvera Soliz 1929-2016, 86, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2016 surrounded by his family. Avilio is survived by his wife, Sandra Soliz; children, Avilio Soliz Jr., Esmeralda Ramos (Rosendo), Ray Soliz (Debbie), Cynthia Soliz, Lisa Vega (Jack), Mary Soza (Richard), Debra Diaz and a father figure to Richard Rodriguez and Margie Rodriguez (deceased) ; numerous grandchildren; great...
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