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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

David Thomas Phillips

February 5, 1948 - August 19, 2017

David Thomas Phillips, 69 years of age of Spicewood, Texas, passed away on August 19, 2017 at Seaton Main hospital in Austin, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer. David was born in Royal Oak Michigan on February 5, 1948 to Stanley Chester Phillips and Ester C. Phillips. He attended the University of Michigan and remained a loyal fan throughout his life. David was married to...
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Eileen Lucille Young

August 19, 1927 - August 19, 2017

Eileen Lucille Young was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 19, 2017, her 90th birthday. She passed peacefully surrounded by her two daughters and three sons. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wooten L Young; her mother Teresa Shaffer; her brother Gordon E Shaffer; and her grandson Michael E Young. Eileen was born in Akron, Ohio and spent her childhood there...
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Willie Ree Johnson

January 31, 1936 - August 17, 2017

Willie Ree Johnson, 81, went to be with the Lord on August 17, 2017. She was born January 31, 1936 in Caldwell County, Texas to Alta Mae Farr and Lenoy Spencer and went to school and grew up in Lockhart, Texas. Willie is preceded in death by her parents Alta Mae Farr and Lenoy Spencer; sisters Doris Dominique, Virginia Nell Spencer and Edna Miles; brothers Lenoy, Jr., Isaac, L.S., Erline...
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Rodger Patrick Noack, Jr

March 29, 1961 - August 16, 2017

Born March 29th 1961 in Austin, Texas, Rodger passed away peacefully, in his sleep at his home in Austin on Wednesday, August 16th 2017. A graduate of Westlake High School in Austin and The University of Texas at Austin, Rodger was a fifth generation Austinite. He loved the mountains, the Texas gulf coast, but above all, he loved his children, Patrick and Elizabeth. Rodger never met a...
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Jeanne Michelle Chappuis Nolen

July 14, 1923 - August 16, 2017

Jeanne Michelle Chappuis Nolen was born July 14, 1923 in Crowley, Louisiana, the third of four children of Claude Louis and Albanie Joffrion Chappuis. She was baptized, made her first Holy Communion, was confirmed, and was married (to Claude Nolen, June 7, 1947) at St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Parish in Crowley. After graduation from St. Michael's Parochial school and Crowley High...
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Lucia "Lucy" Flores Reyna

September 18, 1946 - August 14, 2017

Lucia (Lucy) was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2017. She passed peacefully surrounded by her daughters and granddaughter. She was the eldest of 6 children born to Tony Flores, Jr. of San Antonio, TX and Pauline De La Vega of Kingsbury, TX on September 18, 1946 in Seguin, TX. She graduated from Seguin High School in 1964 then moved to Austin when she turned 18, with...
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Neil David McElroy

August 8, 1984 - August 13, 2017

Neil David McElroy passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was 33 years old. Neil was born in Conroe, Texas, and grew up in Houston, Van Vleck, and Austin. He graduated from Anderson High School in Austin in 2002 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps the following year. After basic training in San Diego and Camp Pendleton he was assigned to a Light Armored Reconnaissance...
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Richard Alan Hunt

February 4, 1959 - August 13, 2017

Richard Alan Hunt was born on a Royal Air Force Base in Northern Ireland on February 4th 1959 to Betty and Jack Hunt of Devon, England. Following in his father's footsteps, Richard joined the Royal Air Force at age 16 and completed his apprenticeship with the 126 App Tech Entry in Cosford, England. Upon leaving the Royal Air Force, he began his career as an electronics engineer and worked in...
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Katie Nesbitt

May 1, 1936 - August 11, 2017

Katie Zitzman Nesbitt died Friday, August 11, 2017, in her home of more than 45 years after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. The only daughter of Pat Ferris-Mills and Brigadier General Kenneth Frederick Zitzman, Katie was born in Manila, The Philippines on May 1, 1936. While she only lived there a few years, Katie always felt her faith got its strong foundation in a monastery where...
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B.J. Joe Seale

May 22, 1928 - August 11, 2017

B.J. (Joe) Seale May 22, 1928 – August 11, 2017 Was born and raised on a farm/ranch three miles NE of Kerens (Navarro County), Texas. He was graduated from Kerens High School in May, 1945; the same high school from which both his parents were graduated in 1926. He was a ninth generation Texan. His parents were Homer Lewis and Grace (Cooper) Seale. In June, 1945 he entered Texas...
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Earline H. Seward

November 1, 1926 - August 9, 2017

Earline H. Seward passed away peacefully at home in Elgin on August 9, 2017. Earline was born on November 1, 1926, in Kansas City, Kansas, and was the daughter of Pansy Belle Payne and Earl Hazlitt. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Lewis B. Seward, Jr. Earline and Lewis met when they were students at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and Lewis had just...
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Louis (Lou) Hugh McCoy, Jr.

September 15, 1935 - August 9, 2017

Louis Hugh McCoy, Jr., 81, of Austin passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Lou was born on September 15, 1935 in Alice, Texas to Louis Sr. and Pearl McCoy. He attended Texas A&M University, prior to serving in the in the United States Army. While stationed in Japan, he was an on-air radio host for the Armed Forces Radio Network. After serving in the military, he came...
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Bud Schauerte

November 17, 1928 - August 9, 2017

C.M. (Bud) Schauerte was born on November 17, 1928 in Belleville, Illinois. Bud died in Austin, Texas where he has lived since 1992. He attended Belleville parochial schools and in 1946 was the valedictorian graduate from the Cathedral High School, now known as Althoff Catholic High School. In high school, he will be remembered by his given name, "Clem". Preceding him in death was a sister,...
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Wanda Goll

November 8, 1934 - August 8, 2017

Wanda Goll, age 82, of Austin passed away peacefully on August 8, in her home surrounded by family. Wanda was born November 8, 1934 and a life- long resident of Austin. She was preceded in death by her husband and love of more than 50 years, Paul Goll; her parents, two sisters and one brother. Wanda is survived by her children, Kathie Moore, Donna Patterson (Scotty), Janet King (Paul);...
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Lucy Lopez Russell

September 13, 1932 - August 7, 2017

Lucy Lopez Russell, 84 years 11 months, was residing with other golden girls at Starlight Homes in San Antonio for the last three months. After a long struggle with Alzheimer's and Dementia, Lucy has been set free, to be with her family in Heaven. As a young teenager and adult, Lucy had worked as a farm hand. She picked cotton with her siblings in the fields of Texas and would travel to...
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Joe B. McShane, Jr.

April 11, 1929 - August 7, 2017

Joseph Bailey McShane, Jr., was born April 11, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas to Joseph Bailey McShane & Ruth Turner McShane. He passed away August 7th after a protracted illness. Joe is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marie, 2 children, Timothy C. and wife, Rebecca McShane, Helen Keven McShane DVM and husband, Fred L Brown, Joe B. McShane III, (Deceased, 1997) The McShanes have five...
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Donald Reid Tait

September 7, 1946 - August 7, 2017

Donald Reid Tait, 70, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017. He was born in Mercedes, Texas, September 7, 1946. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Roy Tait and Jane Reid Tait. Don is survived by his wife, Judy Tait; his daughters, Shannon Tait (Heath) and Kim Collins (Josh); and his grandchildren, Ethan Smith, Caden Collins, Cameron Collins, and Caroline Collins. Don graduated...
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Jay Barnes, Jr.

August 26, 1924 - August 7, 2017

The Greatest Generation lost another, Monday, August 7, 2017. Jay W, Barnes Jr. died peacefully on his beloved ranch in Bertram, Texas. He was born August 26, 1924 in Waters Park, (now North Austin), Texas. Jay was born to loving parents, Jay Barnes Sr. and Helen Colvin. As a boy Jay picked cotton with his Dad and carried it by mule and wagon to the closest cotton gin in what is now Round...
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Eric D. Lauderbaugh

November 14, 1969 - August 5, 2017

Eric D. Lauderbaugh was born in Houston, Texas on November 14, 1969, to Royetta and Max Lauderbaugh. He left us too soon on August 5, 2017. He grew up in Houston, but spent his adult life in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his son Max, mother Royetta, niece Nicolette Loisel, nephew Joey Loisel, great nephew Caleb Loisel, and numerous cousins and aunts. He is preceded in death by his father...
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Lisa Little

August 6, 1933 - August 5, 2017

Lisa Little passed away on August 5, 2017 in Austin, Texas, one day before turning 84 years old. Lisa Ilse Fascher was born on August 6, 1933 in Beuster, Altmark region, Stendal district, Germany to Freida Fascher. Lisa grew up in Germany during the era of World War II in the nearby rural community of Jeggel, in the northern part of the country. After the end of the war, when she was only...
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Morris Shapiro

March 12, 1925 - August 4, 2017

Longtime Austin resident and businessman Morris Shapiro passed away peacefully at his home on August 4, 2017. Born March 12, 1925 in Coleman, TX to Fanny and Ike Shapiro. Morris wasn't sure if he was born at home or at the hospital. His mother died when he was 2 ½ years old, his only memory of his mother was her funeral in San Antonio on a cold day in March. Morris had a difficult...
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Alfred Reid, Sr.

January 5, 1942 - August 3, 2017

Alfred Reid Sr., age 75, of Austin, Texas went on to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Loving husband, father, granddad, great granddad, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and servant of the Lord. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Rebecca Reid, of South Carolina; his brothers, Theodore Reid and Arthur Reid of South Carolina; and his sisters, Rosa Lee Reid of South...
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Barbara Cowen Schmidt

April 30, 1930 - August 2, 2017

Barbara Nell Cowen was born on April 30, 1930, into a well educated household in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when Tulsa was the oil capital of the world. Her father, Robert Milton Cowen, was an attorney. She came to Austin and graduated from the University of Texas. She met her husband, Leon Schmidt, through his cousin Rosie Weinberger who owned the student boarding house where she lived. Barbara was a...
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Orval Elmo Riggs, M.D.

April 18, 1920 - August 1, 2017

Orval Elmo Riggs, age 97, from Walnut Ridge, AR, Little Rock, AR, and recently of Austin, TX, died peacefully August 1, 2017 in the home of his youngest daughter, Dianne, where he had lived for the past five years since his wife's death. Orval was born in White Oak, Arkansas on April 18, 1920, the sixth of ten children born to Menona and James Roscoe Riggs. He graduated from Walnut Ridge High...
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Betty Faye Goldstein Levy

October 15, 1927 - July 31, 2017

It is with sadness that we mourn the loss Monday, just as Tisha b'Av began, of our cherished CAA Family Member, Betty Levy (a"h); beloved wife for almost 60 years of Irwin "Buddy" Levy (z"l); cherished mother of CAA Family Members Charles Levy and Karen Frost; honored grandmother of CAA Family Members David and Jessica Levy, Rebecca Levy, and Arielle Levy. Betty (a"h) was a life-long...
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Minnie "Jo" Chipman

October 22, 1927 - July 31, 2017

Minnie "Jo" Chipman, age 89, of Austin, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017. She was born on October 22, 1927 in Austin, Texas to Richard A. Ringstaff and Minnie Elizabeth Gillman Ringstaff. Minnie "Jo" attended schools in the Austin Independent School District. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, and had a love for all animals and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by...
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J. Leslie Jankovich

September 17, 1927 - July 30, 2017

J. Leslie Jankovich September 17, 1927 – July 30, 2017 Les was born on September 17, 1927 in Budapest, Hungary and passed away on July 30, 2017 in Lakeway, TX. As the oldest of three boys, he started working early to help provide for his family, while attending school. He always prided himself with exceptional dedication to his family and distinguished himself in all of his roles he had...
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Martha Bundy McPherson

June 2, 1914 - July 30, 2017

Mrs. Martha Bundy McPherson, age 103, died peacefully on July 30, 2017 in her Austin home, where she had resided with her husband, the Reverend Benjamin Carroll McPherson, since 1942. She was the second of four siblings, including the late Elizabeth Harding Bundy Wade, Jane Bundy Halfrish Guyton, and Stanton Schofield Bundy, Jr. Rev. McPherson pre-deceased her in April 2011 at age 101. Her loving...
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Erin Kameron Coffey

September 27, 1923 - July 29, 2017

Erin Kameron Coffey was born to parents Tom Kameron and Mary Alice McComb Kameron in Paloma, California on September 27, 1923. She returned to Conroe, Texas shortly after and enjoyed the majority of her childhood in Conroe and Houston, Texas. A bright and precocious child, she was beloved by family, friends and teachers. Her career ambition was to be a trapeze artist. "Anything elevating, you...
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Iva Rue (Rue) Montgomery

December 1, 1921 - July 29, 2017

Iva Rue (Rue) Montgomery, age 95, passed away on July 29, 2017. She was born on December 1, 1921 to Albert and Maybelle Moore. She was one of eight children and grew up in Briggs, Texas. She married Ernest Montgomery, and together they raised two sons, Phillip and Mark. Iva Rue and Ernest were longtime Austin residents and, for many years, owned Rues Antiques. Iva Rue considered her siblings her...
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Max D. Cavazos

May 29, 1928 - July 28, 2017

Max D. Cavazos age 89 of Austin, Texas passed away on July 28, 2017. Max is survived by his wife of 61 years Connie Cavazos; and their two sons, Daniel and David Cavazos; and also his son, Max B. Cavazos; daughters, Terry Rodriguez, Sylvia Tovar; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great-grandchildren. Recitation of the Holy Rosary 5:00 pm on Thursday,...
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Betty A. Loera

October 22, 1953 - July 27, 2017

Betty A. Loera devoted Christian, mother and wife was called by our heavenly father on July 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Audelio Jasso. Betty is survived by her husband, Ricardo Loera; mother, Dora Jasso; sons, Ricardo Jonathan (wife Elena), Christopher David and Eric Daniel; five grandchildren; sisters, Oralia Rodriguez (husband Lionicio), Pat Balderas (husband Gilbert)...
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W.H. "Bill" Carpenter

November 14, 1955 - July 27, 2017

W. H. "Bill" Carpenter, 61, passed peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Born on November 14, 1955 to Willie H. Carpenter Sr. and Betty Estelle Carpenter in Yuma, Arizona, the family ultimately moved to Mississippi, where his brothers and sisters reside today. He served his country in the Air Force, and was honorably discharged. Bill was a talented musician, and played in several bands in...
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Vida Lucille Bouldin

October 31, 1928 - July 27, 2017

Vida Lucille Bouldin, 88, died peacefully at home on July 27, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, James Robert Bouldin Sr; 3 children, James "J" Bouldin Jr and wife, Brenda; Leonard Wolf Bouldin and wife Ann; and Roxann Wolf Bouldin; 5 grandchildren, Trey Bouldin, Whitney Williams, Tonya Burleigh, Will Bouldin, and Elizabeth Bouldin; 4 great-grandchildren and sister, Juanita...
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Henry "Hank" Wheeler

March 26, 1928 - July 25, 2017

Henry "Hank" Wheeler, 89, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his residence at The Harbor in Lakeway, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Hank was born March 26, 1928, in El Paso, Texas, where he attended Austin High School. After graduation, he entered the Marine Corps in 1946. He was honorably discharged in 1948 and enrolled at Southern Methodist University. Hank was a four-year...
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Betty Lee Fink Matthews

April 24, 2017 - July 24, 2017

In the early morning hours of July 24, 2017, Betty Lee Fink - our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend - passed peacefully into the arms of Our Father. Born in Salina, Kansas on April 24, 1922 to Lorena and Bill Fink, Betty spent the early part of her life in Springfield, Illinois before moving to Houston, Texas. After graduating from Milby High School in...
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Esiquio "Zeke" Hernandez Duran

July 29, 1948 - July 24, 2017

Esiquio "Zeke" Hernandez Duran was born on July 29, 1948 in Austin, Texas. He passed away on July 24, 2017 in his home, Pflugerville, Texas. He was sixty-eight years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleto Duran and Rebecca Hernandez Duran; his sister, Phyllis Duran Lokey. Zeke is survived by his wife, Dolores Del Rio Duran; his brothers and sisters, Carrie Garcia (Joe),...
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Wanda Margaret (Ziemer) Tracy

February 23, 1925 - July 24, 2017

Wanda Tracy (Ziemer) peacefully passed away July 25th 2017 at the age of 92. Wanda was born at home in Monticello Illinois February 23 1925 and called Tootie by her family and relatives. Wanda married Leslie Tracy April 9th 1952. They moved from Decatur Ill to Kankakee Ill, then traveled with Donald, Sharon and Linda living in various states until finally settling in Los Angeles in 1957. ...
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Ana Blanco Riley

April 18, 1925 - July 23, 2017

Ana Blanco Riley was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on April 18, 1925 to Carmen Colón and José Blanco. She served her country as a registered nurse in the U.S. Army where she met and married her husband, Claude C. Riley Jr., M.D. She died peacefully on July 23, 2017 after much joy and little sorrow in her life. Her husband, her parents, and her brothers and sister preceded her in death. She is...
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Naomi Lucille Kelley

April 15, 1946 - July 22, 2017

Today, Saturday, July 22, 2017, we say goodbye/see you soon to Naomi Lucille Kelley. She was born on April 15, 1946 in Bastrop, Texas to Joseph Miller and Eleanor Dunkin Miller. Naomi was very independent, loving, caring, honest, stubborn, generous, kind, beautiful, and such a fun lady to be around. She had the sweetest soul. She encouraged us to get out of the house and get dirty. Naomi...
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Roger Dale Maxey

March 8, 1951 - July 22, 2017

Roger Dale Maxey, a native of Springhill Louisiana and a resident of Round Rock Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 22nd 2017 at the age of 66. He was a graduate of Springhill High School. Roger is survived by his sons, Aaron Maxey and wife Kristy, Jason Maxey and wife Trina; grandchildren, Jenna, Madison, Mackenzie, Joshua, and Aaron Jr (A.J.); sisters, Delores Dea Kennedy and...
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Arthur "Bernie" William Bernhard

March 5, 1930 - July 22, 2017

Arthur "Bernie" William Bernhard, 87, passed away on July 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Bernie was born on March 5, 1930 in Harper, Texas to Arthur W. Bernhard and Gertrude Lang Bernhard. Upon graduation from Fredericksburg High School, Bernie enlisted in the United States Navy on September 6, 1950. On leave between the completion of basic training and onset of active duty, he returned to...
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H.K. "Keith" Sterzing

February 1, 1939 - July 21, 2017

H.K. "Keith" Sterzing was born to Carl Bruce and Minna May Sterzing in Austin, Texas February 1, 1939. He was a 1957 graduate of Travis High School in Austin, TX and 1961 graduate of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University). After graduating from Texas AMC, He served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps until he was honorably discharged in 1969. He...
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Marilyn Mae Latimer (Sater)

September 3, 1930 - July 20, 2017

Mrs. Marilyn Mae Latimer (Sater) passed away peacefully on July 20, 2017 after a brief illness. Mrs. Latimer was born to Ralph and Ollie Sater on September 3, 1930. Mrs. Latimer married her wonderful husband, Dr. Gerald Latimer on June 13, 1950 and she and her husband raised three children in Austin. Family was the most important thing to Marilyn. She enjoyed, "family fun". Mrs. Latimer was...
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Harriet Ellen Buxkemper

February 20, 1928 - July 19, 2017

Harriet Ellen Ewing was born February 20, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Dr. and Mrs. DeForrest Willard Ewing. She was graduated from West Chester High School in 1946 where she was a competitive field hockey and basketball player. She was the Junior Class Vice President and the Senior Class Secretary. She was graduated from West Chester State Teachers College in 1950 with a degree in...
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Venton L. Doughtie, Jr.

December 29, 1930 - July 19, 2017

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

July 7, 1938 - July 18, 2017

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

November 9, 1928 - July 17, 2017

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

July 4, 1940 - July 15, 2017

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

March 20, 1961 - July 14, 2017

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

November 19, 1941 - July 14, 2017

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

February 1, 1927 - July 12, 2017

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

August 10, 1935 - July 11, 2017

Louise Eckelman died peacefully at her home Tuesday, July 11th in Austin, Texas. She was 81 years old. Born on August 10, 1935 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Louise attended St. Peter's Lutheran School, graduated from Reedsburg High School in 1953 and Madison General Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. She married Ernest "Ernie" Eckelman in 1960. Louise spent most of her life in Dallas, Texas, where...
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Jeanne Groesbeck

May 15, 1931 - July 11, 2017

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

July 30, 1936 - July 11, 2017

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

November 13, 1952 - July 11, 2017

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

December 8, 1924 - July 10, 2017

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

October 9, 1928 - July 9, 2017

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

July 21, 1960 - July 9, 2017

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

May 2, 1921 - July 9, 2017

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

July 25, 1924 - July 8, 2017

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

August 26, 1945 - July 7, 2017

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

August 15, 2015 - July 7, 2017

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

May 17, 1924 - July 6, 2017

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

October 9, 1928 - July 6, 2017

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

October 2, 1919 - July 5, 2017

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

December 28, 1923 - July 4, 2017

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

October 9, 1965 - July 4, 2017

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

September 6, 1929 - July 2, 2017

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

September 6, 1929 - July 2, 2017

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

October 3, 1935 - July 1, 2017

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

December 18, 1937 - June 30, 2017

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

February 5, 1940 - June 30, 2017

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

June 7, 1933 - June 29, 2017

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

December 25, 1935 - June 29, 2017

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

April 3, 1934 - June 28, 2017

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

October 1, 1935 - June 28, 2017

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

April 18, 1961 - June 27, 2017

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

August 14, 1957 - June 26, 2017

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

November 12, 1925 - June 25, 2017

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

March 25, 1994 - June 24, 2017

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

May 2, 1938 - June 23, 2017

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

July 17, 1938 - June 23, 2017

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

April 12, 1968 - June 22, 2017

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

February 6, 1940 - June 21, 2017

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

June 10, 1932 - June 20, 2017

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

August 15, 1926 - June 20, 2017

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

July 15, 1927 - June 20, 2017

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

March 7, 1946 - June 19, 2017

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

November 24, 1944 - June 19, 2017

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

August 25, 1917 - June 19, 2017

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

August 31, 1926 - June 18, 2017

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

April 16, 1925 - June 18, 2017

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

January 22, 1970 - June 17, 2017

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

February 19, 1926 - June 16, 2017

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

January 8, 1937 - June 15, 2017

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

November 30, 1927 - June 15, 2017

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

July 10, 1929 - June 14, 2017

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

December 31, 1932 - June 13, 2017

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

November 18, 1929 - June 12, 2017

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