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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

Paz Pena

July 5, 1944 - March 21, 2017

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

October 16, 1952 - March 21, 2017

Wanda Jeanne Bernhardt age 64 of Austin passed away on Tuesday March 21, 2017. She was born on Thursday, October 16, 1952 to Clarence and Adell Bernhardt in Austin, Texas. Obituary pending......... Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. Funeral Service 11:00 am on Monday, March 27, 2017 at...
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Margaret "Peggy" Blue Warren Tadlock

January 27, 1929 - March 20, 2017

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

March 16, 1919 - March 20, 2017

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

October 6, 1925 - March 20, 2017

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

March 31, 1948 - March 18, 2017

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

October 18, 1993 - March 18, 2017

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

January 1, 1929 - March 18, 2017

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

February 23, 1922 - March 17, 2017

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

October 28, 1944 - March 16, 2017

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

February 3, 1930 - March 16, 2017

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

May 10, 1936 - March 16, 2017

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

June 26, 1934 - March 16, 2017

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

September 10, 1965 - March 15, 2017

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

October 18, 1956 - March 15, 2017

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

May 22, 2003 - March 15, 2017

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

April 24, 1939 - March 15, 2017

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

July 21, 1935 - March 15, 2017

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

February 6, 1931 - March 14, 2017

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

June 27, 1943 - March 14, 2017

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

September 24, 1945 - March 13, 2017

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

June 6, 1939 - March 13, 2017

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

August 14, 1933 - March 13, 2017

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

November 13, 1938 - March 12, 2017

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

August 3, 1923 - March 12, 2017

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

November 20, 1920 - March 12, 2017

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

March 19, 1931 - March 11, 2017

Dr. Ralph M Smith, beloved father, pastor, and friend, went to Heaven to unite with His Savior, Jesus Christ, his wife, Bess, and a multitude of family and friends on March 11, 2017. He is survived by his children, Diane Love and spouse Bill Love, Wallace Smith and spouse Lanette Smith, and Peyton Smith and spouse Beth Smith. His loving family included: granddaughter Lisa Gilbert and spouse...
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Domenico Fazzone

June 12, 1933 - March 10, 2017

Domenico Fazzone died from complications from Parkinson's disease on March 10, 2017, in Austin, Texas at age 83. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Maria, and his three children, Peter (wife Mary), Joseph (wife Tracy), and Maryann (husband Paul), his 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and his brother, Louis and sister, Genoveffa, of Schenectady, NY, and sister, Filomenia, of Rome, Italy....
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William (Bill) Wendell Reynolds

July 2, 1928 - March 10, 2017

William (Bill) Wendell Reynolds, 88, of Austin, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 10, 2017. He was born July 2, 1928 in Terrell, Texas. At the age of 8, he moved to Austin where he has lived and worked since. Bill is survived by his wife, Joyce L. Reynolds; son, Dale W. Reynolds; daughter, Vicki J. Stotts and her husband Dennis M. Stotts; grandchildren, Sandy Bradford and her...
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Kennard Boland "Beau" Ross, Jr.

July 13, 1960 - March 10, 2017

Beau Ross was a wonderful, caring and fun-loving person, who passed away on March 10, 2017 from an extended battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. Beau was one-of-a-kind -- outgoing, adventuresome and generous. He was a loving husband and father. He was a loyal friend, an astute business man, and world traveler. He was intelligent, professional and a mentor to many others. Born on July...
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George Murray Gibbs

August 8, 1927 - March 10, 2017

George Murray Gibbs, 89 years of age, and retired minister of Christ Christian Church died Friday, March 10, 2017 of complications following a stroke. He was born in Mansfield, Louisiana on August 8, 1927 to Jennings Bryan and Ada Gibbs. Shortly afterwards the family moved to Beaumont, Texas where he and his brother Jennings Bryan "J.B." (Deceased), and Charles Nelson lived until George left...
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John Wallace Madden

March 18, 1935 - March 9, 2017

John Wallace Madden, 81, surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Born in New Brighton on March 18, 1935, he was the son of James and Jule Madden. He married the love of his life, Mary Jane. Wed for over 50 years, together they had three beautiful children, Kim, Kelly, and John. John was a great family man, loving and devoted husband, father, brother,...
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Eloise Koehler (Almogabar)

January 5, 1946 - March 9, 2017

Eloise Koehler (Almogabar) was born in Houston on January 5, 1946 to Delores (Sanchez) and Reverend Virgilio Almogabar Sr. She went home to be with the Lord on March 9, 2017. Her family moved to Austin in 1961. She graduated from Travis High School in Austin and attended the University of Texas. She was an employee at the Internal Revenue Service and was previously employed as a clerk at...
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Gary Lynn Green

September 12, 1946 - March 9, 2017

Life is a balance. Sometimes you hold on and sometimes you let go. Today we had to let go of Gary Lynn Green but his memories will live on forever. Gary, age 70, died March 9, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Gary was a life-long Democrat and union member of the Boilermakers Local 531 in Amarillo and Pipefitters Local 286 in Austin. If you knew Gary, you knew that he loved life, his family and his...
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Lewis Hall

November 23, 1921 - March 7, 2017

Lewis Hall died March 7, 2017 of heart failure. It was sudden, painless, and a smooth transition between life and death. The following are his words from five years ago. Looking back over 90 years I can say without hesitation that I had a happy life including a happy childhood. This is in spite of the fact that the Great Depression in 1931 devastated the economy of Seminole, the oil boom...
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John Cuyler Duncan

December 19, 1978 - March 7, 2017

Cuyler passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Cuyler is survived by his wife Stephanie Lawless Duncan, and his two daughters: Carson Lane Duncan (age 8) and Sawyer Nell Duncan (age 4) all of Austin Tx. Cuyler is also survived by his parents Scott and Marsha Duncan, his sisters Emily Duncan Crockett and her husband Craig Crockett, Kathleen Duncan McKenna...
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Nora Marie Wagner

September 7, 1930 - March 7, 2017

Nora Marie Wagner, 86, of Bee Cave, Texas died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Silverado Memory Care. She was born in New York City on September 7, 1930 to Martin and Annie Dolan. She grew up in Dromahair, County Leitrim, Ireland and returned to New York where she was a nurse who worked with Alzheimer's patients. She moved to Bee Cave, Texas in 2011. She was married to the late Joseph Wagner,...
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William Brooks Miller

December 5, 1954 - March 7, 2017

Bill, as he was known by friends and family, was born in Austin, Texas on December 5, 1954 at 10:19 pm. He was the first of three boys born into the Miller home. He graduated from Reagan High and joined the Army in 1972. Bill served for 5 1/2 years overseas in Germany doing communications and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant E-6. In 1988, he married the love of his life, Sherri Snead, and they...
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Elinor Belle Robinson

November 27, 1918 - March 7, 2017

Elinor (Elly) Robinson, aged 98, died peacefully of natural causes March 7, 2017 at Westminster in Austin. Born November 27, 1918 in San Antonio, she was daughter to Fred and Belle Mayer. She married high school sweetheart J.C. Robinson in 1939 and moved to Houston, where they raised two sons, John (Jay) and James (Jim). Elly thoroughly enjoyed hosting parties and loved being with her...
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Olivia "BeBe" Cantu Balli

August 28, 1943 - March 6, 2017

Olivia Cantu Balli "Be-Be", age 73 passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was born on August 28, 1943, to Maria Adame Cantu and Jose Cantu in Austin, Texas. Olivia graduated from Johnston High School in 62'. She worked for the State of Texas Railroad Commission for 12 yrs., were she retired. She was married for 42 yrs to Rene Lionel Balli and had one daughter, Laura Ann Balli; and adopted...
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Stanley Teck Lim Wong

February 21, 1930 - March 6, 2017

Our family is deeply grieved to inform you of the passing of a wonderful and great man, Stanley Wong Teck Lim 黃德琳, on the evening of March 6th, 2017. We are grateful that his passing was peaceful and painless. His funeral service will be held in the coming week in Austin, Texas. Stanley Wong Teck Lim was born in Malaysia Borneo on February 21, 1930. As a self-made businessman, he...
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Raymond Allen Kenley, Jr.

May 28, 1947 - March 6, 2017

Raymond Allen Kenley Jr., age 69, of Lakeway, Texas died Monday March 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas. He was employed for 33 years in the transportation department of A. Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado. He was born May 28, 1947 in Houston, Texas to Raymond and Marguerite Kenley. He grew up in Houston and attended the University of Texas with a degree in Transportation. He sat on the...
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Albina Bessie Stacha Rader

November 28, 1926 - March 5, 2017

Our beloved mother, Albina Bessie Stacha Rader, age 90, quietly and peacefully went home Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8:14 pm. Preceding her in death were her husband Dan Eli Rader, parents Vince and Fannie (Vitek) Stacha, father-in-law and mother-in-law Dan H. and Alice (Hamilton) Rader, brothers Clifton Stacha, Jerry Stacha, and William Stacha and wife Sadie, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Alva...
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Cody Allen Dougherty

August 2, 1990 - March 5, 2017

Cody Allen Dougherty, 26, returned to his Father in Heaven on Sunday, March 5, 2017 surrounded by family and friends following a valiantly fought battle with cancer. He was born August 2, 1990 in Austin, Texas. Cody attended Palm Elementary, Parades Middle School, and graduated from Akins High School in 2008. He met his beautiful and amazing wife the summer preceding their senior year of high...
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Jennifer "Jenny" Rose Capps

March 8, 1946 - March 5, 2017

Jennifer "Jenny" Rose Capps was born March 8, 1946, to Adolph and Hilda Muehr of Rockne, Texas, and grew up in this small Central Texas town. Jenny married the love of her life, John, in 1969 and moved to North Dakota and then back to Texas, shortly before embarking on an adventurous journey of living in the Middle East, Africa, and Russia. She loved her ex-pat life, especially in Dubai, which...
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Mary H. Rodriguez

March 23, 1926 - March 4, 2017

Mary H. Rodriguez, age 90 passed away peacefully on March 4, 2017. She was born on May 23, 1926 in Austin, Texas. Mary is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Martinez, Blanche Candelas; two grandsons, Victor and Scott Martinez; one great-granddaughter, Alicia Martinez. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South...
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Olivia DeLaRosa Rountree

April 15, 1944 - March 4, 2017

Olivia DeLaRosa Rountree, 72, of Austin passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2017 surrounded by her family and friends. She is reunited with John, her devoted husband of 51 years. Olivia was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother to her husband, two daughters and six grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah and husband Scott Wilson and their children, Sydney, Chase...
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Nikki O'Connor

February 5, 1928 - March 3, 2017

Nikki O' Connor passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017 in Austin, Texas surrounded by family. She was born February 5, 1928 in Coolidge, Kansas to Nellie Bolander and Cleveland Polson. She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving daughter Peggy Ann Gauny and her five siblings; Delta Hall, Russell Polson, Nola Jean Burke, Sybil Burns and Thelma Branine. Nikki was an avid lover of...
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Cindy Gordon

December 30, 1959 - March 3, 2017

Cynthia (Cindy) Gordon finished her earthly race and joined her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, March 3, 2017. The memorial service will be on Thursday, March 9th at 10 a.m. at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 2620 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8th at the same location. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial...
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Bonnie L. Anderson

October 1, 1936 - March 3, 2017

"In the late afternoon on Friday March 3rd 2017 heaven received another beautiful angel. Our beloved Bonnie L. Anderson went on to rest in eternal peace surrounded by her loved ones. Bonnie lived a long-dedicated life and wore many titles that we hold so dear to us. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend any of us could have ever asked for. Born in...
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Toby Sudduth

July 24, 1967 - March 2, 2017

Brian Tobias "Toby" Sudduth – doting husband, loving father and son, fiercely talented graphic designer and generous friend – passed away on Thursday, March 2 in Austin, Texas. He was 49. Toby's boundless love and ceaseless energy, as well as his wicked sense of humor and infectious, booming laughter, will be greatly missed by his family and many, many, many friends. Toby was born on...
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Joseph Albert Sourile, Sr.

May 26, 1931 - March 2, 2017

Joseph Albert Sourile, Sr., 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Lago Vista, TX on March 2, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born to Charles and Josephine Sourile on May 26, 1931 in Chicago, IL. Joe was inducted into the United States Marine Corps on January 4, 1952 in Chicago, IL. During his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He achieved the rank of...
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Sandra Gately

March 28, 1948 - March 1, 2017

Sandra was born on March 28, 1948 and passed away on March 1, 2017. She had been a long time resident of Austin at the time of her passing. Sandy retired after working many years at Eye Physicians of Austin (EPA) as an Ophthalmologic Surgical Assistant. Doctors Rock and Thorne could always rely on her excellent skills and her caring and giving interactions with her patients. Sandy will be...
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Frederick Winkler

August 24, 1921 - March 1, 2017

Frederick Winkler died peacefully on March 1, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 95. Fred is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, including Karla Dennehy (Robert ), Fredrick Winkler (Margaret), Virginia Calise Brenner (Michael), Adelia Metcalf Woodward (Brian), Mary Poole (Lance), Edward Dismukes (Debby), Katherine Malm, and Margaret Massad (Julio). Fred is also survived by many...
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Dana Lain

January 6, 1955 - March 1, 2017

Dana Lee Lain, age 62, of Austin passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on Thursday, January 6, 1955 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by many. She was preceded in death by her father, Claire Enslow Bailey; mother, Geneva Lee Bailey; father-in-law, James Lain;...
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Robert W. Hughes

August 26, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Robert W. Hughes passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 28, 2017 into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior. He was born August 26, 1935 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Bill and Virginia Hughes. Bob attended the University of Oklahoma where he played shortstop for the baseball team, was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and studied chemical engineering. Upon...
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Mark S. Porter

October 6, 1968 - February 28, 2017

Our beloved Mark S. Porter, age 48, a resident of Austin, was called to his eternal home by our heavenly father on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. He was dearly loved and will be missed by his family and many friends.Mark, we love you, and your memory will live on in your handsome sons and beautiful grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Porter. Mark is survived by...
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Michelle Markus

December 10, 1961 - February 27, 2017

Michelle Markus was born December 10, 1961 in Austin, TX to Robert and Jeannette Markus. She attended Anderson High School, then Austin Community College. She was affectionately referred to as "Mimi" by family and friends. It was a nickname given to her by her younger brother because he couldn't pronounce Michelle and it stuck. She had a big, generous heart and welcomed everyone with open...
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Patricia Frances Nygard

January 12, 1932 - February 27, 2017

Patricia Frances Nygard of Austin, Texas passed away on February 27, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born on January 12, 1932, the daughter of the late William and Lydia (Berg) Parolari in Iron River Michigan. She grew up in Iron River and married her sweetheart John Marvin Nygard in 1950. She was a lifelong housewife and was dedicated to nurturing her family and loved...
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Edward Anthony Alesch

January 30, 1921 - February 26, 2017

Edward Anthony Alesch passed away early Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Austin, Texas at age of 96. Edward A. Alesch was born on January 30, 1921 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Edward married Marjorie Ellen Heins on December 15, 1951. They had two sons, John Edward Alesch and Edward Mark Alesch. Edward Alesch worked as a consultant in the baking industry until the age of 92. He served in the Navy...
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Marsha June (Rowley) Hickson

November 23, 1936 - February 25, 2017

Our Dear Marsha passed away February 25, 2017 surrounded by her loving family after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Marsha was born November 23, 1936, the oldest of five children, to Marshall and June Rowley in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She, along with a large extended family of aunts and uncles and cousins, lived an idyllic childhood in Artesia, New Mexico where she met the love of...
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James Rezia Meyers

August 6, 1928 - February 25, 2017

James Rezia Meyers passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 88 on February 25th 2017 in Austin Texas. James Meyers was born on August 6th 1928 in Abilene, Texas to Percy Avery and Katherine Jarvis Meyers. He graduated from Rice University where he was student body president and the University of Texas Law School where he achieved the Order of the Coif and was a member of the...
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Andrew Jackson "Jack" Pope

April 18, 1913 - February 25, 2017

Jack Pope, son of Dr. A.J. and Ruth Taylor Pope, was born in Abilene, Texas April 18, 1913. He died in Austin, Texas on February 25, 2017. He graduated from public schools in Abilene, earned a BA degree from Abilene Christian College in 1934 and a law degree from the University of Texas in 1937 after having been the editor of the Texas Law Review. While in Austin he met a recent graduate, Allene...
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Debra Lynn Rendon

June 20, 1964 - February 24, 2017

Debra Lynn Rendon, age 52, of Austin passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Debbie is survived by three loving children; her son, Christopher Alexander Ojeda; her daughters, Alexis Jane Ojeda (fiancé Jose Castillo) and Angellina Lynn Ojeda; and their father, Alexander Ojeda Jr.; parents, Rene and Iris Rendon; sister, Cindy Tucker (Richard); brother, David Rendon; nephew, Aaron Tucker; niece,...
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Laverne Havins Wood

August 30, 1932 - February 24, 2017

Laverne Wood passed into the arms of her Savior on Friday, February 24, 2017. She was born August 30, 1932 in Liberty Hill, TX, to Robert Marshall and Irene (Booth) Havins. After graduating from high school, Laverne moved to Austin and attended Nixon Clay Business College. In 1954 she married Wayne Wood, a local musician, and in 1956, they started Wayne Wood Music on Avenue G. Over the course of...
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Bettie Roye West Close

September 23, 1921 - February 24, 2017

Bettie Roye West Close passed away Feb. 24 surrounded by family. She was born September 23, 1921 in Crockett, Texas, and graduated from New Waverly High School in 1937. At the age of 16, Bettie enrolled in classes at Sam Houston College, where she graduated in 1941. Bettie came to Austin in 1941, and resided in the Austin area until her death. She was employed by the State of Texas Health...
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Ann Lovier Dennison

August 16, 1939 - February 23, 2017

DENNISON, ANN LOVIER, of Austin, TX, died February 23, 2017, of complications from Parkinson's. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Col Robert J. Dennison of Austin, TX and her son Mark, daughter-in-law Rosemary Enochs Dennison and grandson, Parker Dennison, all of Austin, TX. She was born in Nashville on August 16, 1939, to the late Dorothy Denning Lovier and William E. (Red) Lovier. She...
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Gary Cartwright

August 10, 1934 - February 22, 2017

Gary Cartwright, the best Texas journalist and nonfiction stylist of his generation, died February 22 at 82. His passing resulted from complications of injuries suffered in a fall in his Austin home. Born in Dallas, August 10, 1934, Gary spent some of his early boyhood in the West Texas oil boom village of Royalty, where his dad ran a Texaco station, but he grew up in Arlington. In high school...
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Richard Lee Jyring

October 20, 1942 - February 22, 2017

Richard Lee Jyring, 74, passed away on February 22, 2017 at his home in Liberty Hill, TX. He was born in Duluth, MN on October 20, 1942 to Elmer and Sally Jyring. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Sally, of Liberty Hill, TX; sons, Timothy Jyring of Pflugerville, TX, and Thomas Jyring of Honolulu, HI; grandchildren, Kyra Jyring of Peoria, IL, and Austin Steel of Lampasas, TX; great...
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Frank "Popper Joe" Penney, Sr.

November 2, 1924 - February 21, 2017

On February 21, 2017, God took our beloved Dad and grandpa home. We were very blessed to have him with us for 92 years. He is the rock that built our family and the glue that held us together, we will forever cherish the values, integrity, wisdom, compassion and love; but especially the memories that he gave us. He flew with the angels, surrounded by his family, to be with his beloved wife, ...
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Eloise Moore Netherton

July 10, 1931 - February 21, 2017

Mary Eloise Moore Netherton died surrounded by her husband and children on February 21st, 2017. She was born in Dallas, Texas July 10th, 1931, the daughter of Katrina Reid and Frank W. Moore, who along with her brother Francis, preceded her in death. Eloise is survived by her husband of 64 years, Horace William (Bill) Netherton Jr. and her four children, twelve grandchildren and three great...
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Sue Anderson Henegar

September 10, 1929 - February 21, 2017

Sue was born in Plainview, Texas on September 10, 1929, the only child of Frank and Mary Anderson. The family moved to Wellington, Texas where she grew up, graduating from Wellington High School in 1947. She attended Southern Methodist University, graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. She and Jimmie were married in the University Park Methodist Church in 1955. ...
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Patricia Alejandra Ulloa

November 30, 1960 - February 19, 2017

Patricia Alejandra Ulloa, age 56, of Leander, died February 19, 2017. She was born November 30, 1960, in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Olga Casey and Juan Carlos Ceballos. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 28, in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel in Leander.
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Carol Ann (nee Bohlmann) Ross

October 7, 1937 - February 19, 2017

Carol passed away in her sleep very peacefully at home on Sunday, February 19, after her year-long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Carol was born in San Antonio on October 7, 1937, to her parents, Charlotte and Victor Bohlmann. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1955, where she was a member of The National Honor Society, and she lived in San Antonio until she entered The...
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Maria DeGrazia

February 7, 1933 - February 17, 2017

Maria DeGrazia, 84, of Austin, Texas, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, retired salon owner and homemaker, died Friday, February 17, 2017, at Colonial Gardens in Austin, Texas. Maria was born in Vizzini, Italy, to her parents Gioacchino Acciarito and Angela Vintaloro, and was surrounded by loving and caring family and friends throughout her life. She moved to New York City as a young...
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Fred Sahara

May 12, 1945 - February 17, 2017

Fred was born to Chiyo and William Sahara in Ogden, Utah, on May 12, 1945. When Fred was three, his family moved back home to West Los Angeles. Fred met Julie in early 1979 while she was on a two-week vacation to California and filling in for a friend at an optometrist's office. Fred and Julie got married in Las Vegas and lived and worked in Culver City, California, until they both...
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Frances Polk

October 20, 1929 - February 16, 2017

Frances Lohman Polk died on February 16, at the age of 87. She was born October 20, 1929, to Milton Finke and Sally Bettens, and was a native of New York City and Westchester County. She lived for many years in West Palm Beach, Florida. For the last six years, Fran lived in Austin, Texas, where her two sons reside. She was a devoted teacher of English and theater arts at the elementary,...
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Dorothy Ruth Moore Nash

January 1, 1927 - February 15, 2017

Dorothy Ruth Moore Nash died peacefully on February 15, 2017. A loving wife, mother of two, grandmother of five, great-grandmother of twelve, and a friend of many. She lived a full and blessed life. Most of all, she will be remembered for her love of family and friends. Dorothy was born in Temple, Texas on January 1, 1927, the second of two children, to William Lockhart (Bill) and Hazel Jones...
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George Weathers Martin

April 27, 1940 - February 13, 2017

George Weathers Martin (known affectionately as G. W.) was born on April 27, 1940 in Waco, Texas and chose Austin as his home since 1958. He died on Monday, February 13, 2017 at his home in Barton Creek. In 1958, G. W. attended the University of Texas on an athletic scholarship, where he played football under Coach Darrell Royal. It was there that he met the love of his life, Carole. They...
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Tom R. Steel

August 12, 1932 - February 13, 2017

Tommy Rolfe Steel, 84, of Leander, Texas passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Baylor Scott White Medical Center in Round Rock, Texas. He was born August 12, 1932 in Texarkana, Arkansas and grew up in Texarkana, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he was in ROTC and a senior member of the band. He joined the Air Force and retired after 22 years as a Lt. Colonel. He...
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Philip S. Lowell

July 9, 1931 - February 12, 2017

Dr. Philip S. Lowell, long-time Austin resident, died Feb. 12 from pneumonia. He was 85. He grew up in Red Wing, Minnesota and Houston, Texas. He studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas, graduating with a Ph.D in 1966. He co-founded Radian Corp. (now part of Aecom) in 1969. " Phil was an absolutely brilliant chemical engineer," his friend and colleague James L. Machin said. "...
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Richard Kenneth Fellows

July 28, 1941 - February 12, 2017

Richard Fellows, age 75, of Austin, TX, passed away February 12, 2017. Richard was born in Keokuk, Iowa and was raised from infancy in Houston, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Frances Fellows of Houston, TX. Richard graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX in 1964, and entered the securities brokerage business in 1968. His financial services career...
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Alfred Wilson Nolle

July 28, 1919 - February 11, 2017

Alfred Wilson Nolle of Austin, Texas died February 11, 2017. He was born July 28, 1919 in Columbia, Missouri, the son of Berda Stuart Wilson Nolle and Dr. Alfred Henry Nolle. His father was on the faculty of the University of Missouri and the family moved to San Marcos when he was 6 weeks old where his father served as a dean at Southwest Texas State Teachers College. He graduated from San Marcos...
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Bobbie Ruth Green

August 27, 1929 - February 11, 2017

Bobbie Ruth Thomas Green was born on August 27, 1929 in Bell County, Texas and joined the church triumphant on February 11, 2017 in Pflugerville, Texas. Her husband of 58 years, Robert "Bob" Green and her parents Will and Edna Southerland Thomas preceded Bobbie in death. Her daughters, Beverly Green Tune and her husband, Bill, and Mira Green Ratcliff and her husband, Gary, survive her. She...
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Sandy Holt

July 25, 1926 - February 8, 2017

Our beautiful mom, Billie June Sanderson (Sandy) Holt left us on Feb. 8, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born in Norphlet, Arkansas on July 25, 1926. She attended Magnolia A&M and graduated from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Home Economics. Sandy worked as a home economist for Louisiana Power & Light. She married her love, George Holt on Oct. 25, 1952. Our family lived in West Monroe, LA...
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Wilma Jane Partridge

July 27, 1919 - February 8, 2017

Wilma Jane Partridge of Lakeway, Texas, died February 8, 2017, after a brief illness. Born Wilma Jane Ebert in Sutton Nebraska, on July 27, 1919, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Leonard M. Thelander and John F. Partridge, and by her son, Richard Thelander. She is survived by her daughters, Jean Stephenson and Mary Thelander, and five grandchildren, Brett Thelander, Carrie Thelander,...
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William Gaseor, C.S.C.

November 27, 1930 - February 6, 2017

Brother William Gaseor, CSC, 86, passed away in Austin, Texas on February 6, 2017. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he entered the Congregation of Holy Cross after high school. His 65 years of ministry as a religious brother were dedicated especially to food service in the residences and ministries of the Brothers. In his later years, Br. William helped in assisted living programs for the Holy Cross...
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Vivian Rose Todd

February 27, 1923 - February 5, 2017

Vivian Rose Erwin Todd died peacefully at her residence in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 5, 2017. A lifelong Austinite, Vivian was born February 27, 1923 to Assistant Fire Chief William B. and Grace O. Erwin. She was a graduate of Austin High School, where she was a member of the Red Jackets, and attended both the University of Texas at Austin and Brackenridge Hospital School of...
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Neal Avery Watt

January 31, 1941 - February 3, 2017

Neal Avery Watt, 76, died suddenly Feb. 3, 2017 while in San Antonio for a Masons meeting. A native Austinite, he was born Jan. 31, 1941 to Terrance Watt and Marian Watt. He attended Austin schools, including Pease, Wooldridge, O'Henry and Austin High School. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Finance. He was an unwavering supporter of the Texas Longhorns...
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R. Wayne Gibson

October 21, 1943 - February 3, 2017

Wayne passed unexpectedly from this life on February 3rd, 2017. He was born October 21st, 1943, in Alvin Texas, to Joe and Eva Jane Gibson. Wayne grew up on a dairy farm in Arcadia Texas, with his brother Terry and sister Glenda. Wayne attended the Santa Fe public schools, and graduated from Santa Fe high school in 1962. As a child and teenager, Wayne enjoyed the country life and riding...
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Dylan J. Pemberton

July 28, 1992 - February 2, 2017

Dylan J. Pemberton, 24, of Spicewood, Texas passed away on February 2, 2017. He was born on July 28, 1992 in Palmdale, California. Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11th at Antebellum Oaks Venue, 14913 Murfin Rd, Austin, TX 78734.
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Jack Michael Pittala

May 4, 1954 - February 2, 2017

Jack Michael Pittala (aka Jack "The Ripper"), loving husband of Anna, died suddenly February 2, 2017. He was born in May 4, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. The NY Yankee transplant had been a prominent fixture in the Austin music community as well as a devoted public servant for 40 years. Jack was a talented guitarist, composer, and recording artist. He was a Best Guitarist Austin Music Award...
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Marcie Reynolds

March 2, 1928 - February 2, 2017

Marcellette "Marcie" Reynolds died peacefully on February 2, 2017 at Christopher House in Austin. She was 88 years old, a beautiful woman, beloved mother and a joy to everyone. Her life was varied and rich. Born to Claudia and Paul Hansen, she spent her youth in Tulsa and Verden, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, post-Depression. In high school, she joined a revue that entertained WWII soldiers -...
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Will Ehrle, Jr

January 13, 1958 - February 1, 2017

William Lawrence Ehrle, Jr., 59, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. A cancer survivor, he bravely battled many medical complications for over 20 years. Will was born on January 13, 1958 in Splendora, Texas. He attended The University of Texas and served in the United States Air Force. Will worked with his father as a lobbyist with the Texas Manufactured Housing Association. He was a...
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William Jessie Scott

January 14, 1928 - January 31, 2017

William Jessie "George" Scott departed this world peacefully on January 31, 2017 with his loving wife Shirley by his side at Park Bend Health Center in Austin, Texas. W.J. or George, as he was known by many, was born on January 14, 1928 to Clara Lee Johnson and Phil Scott. He was the third son of eight children and spent his youth in Buffalo Gap, Texas. On his 17th birthday in 1945, he...
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Thomas "Tom" F. Boyd

July 27, 1927 - January 31, 2017

Thomas (Tom) Boyd, 89, passed away on January 31, 2017. He was born in Charlotte, NC and resided there for 85 years. He relocated to Austin, Texas in November of 2012. Tom loved spending time with his family at the beach. He enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles (he and his wife (Ginny) took two cross country trips), golfing, he had a great love for music - and was a Drum Major in his high...
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Elaine Evelyn Custer

October 10, 1925 - January 30, 2017

Elaine Evelyn Custer, 91 passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 at her home in Lago Vista, Texas, where she lived for the past seven years. Elaine was born in Bend, Oregon to the late Bartley Robert Shepherd and Maude Evelyn Shepherd, October 10, 1925. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Custer and her daughter, Myrna Jean Johnson. She is survived by daughter Linda...
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Betty Baker

January 31, 1933 - January 30, 2017

Betty Baker of Austin, Texas, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017. She was born Betty Jean Gower in 1933 in Georgetown, Texas, to Dillard and Ila Gower. Betty was a member of the 1950 graduating class of Austin High School, and attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Betty had a long and distinguished career serving the citizens of Austin, which began when she...
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James Cleveland Dowdy

December 28, 1930 - January 30, 2017

James Cleveland Dowdy was born December 28, 1930, at Franklin, TX, the youngest child of Andrew C. and Ella (Simmons) Dowdy. Because his mother passed away shortly after his birth, and his caretaker grandmother also soon passed, at the age of one month James was placed in the home of George and Mary Frances (Dunn) Harrison at Wheelock, TX, where he was raised. After graduation from Franklin...
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Sophie Ella H. Diaz

February 17, 1928 - January 30, 2017

Sophie Ella H. Diaz, age 88 of Austin passed away on January 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Monico E. Diaz. Sophie is survived by four sons and three daughters; twenty seven grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; three sisters. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral...
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