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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

Beulah Ophelia Groves Taylor Cooper

October 26, 1921 - October 2, 2015

Beulah Ophelia passed peacefully into eternity on October 2, 2015. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Maxine Ebo; Taylor daughters Evelyn "EM", Bettye "BJ" and Sherri and sons Art and John, among ten children from her first marriage; grandchildren Cleveland, Kaitlyn, Stephen Jr., Portia, Deja, Sabrina and Felicia; and great-grandchildren. Widow of John Cooper, she was also "Mom" to his...
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Keith Chapman

July 29, 1944 - October 2, 2015

Stuart "Keith" Chapman, age 71 of Austin, TX passed away October 2, 2015. Keith was born in Lamesa, TX, the youngest of 5 brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Vinson Chapman and Alice Lenna Hardwick Chapman. Keith is survived by his wife of 46 years, Reyna Chapman; daughter, Mary Alice Moon husband Richard; son, James Vinson Chapman II; grandchildren, David and his...
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Raymond Tyx

February 19, 1927 - October 1, 2015

Raymond Tyx passed away on October 1, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Raymond was the beloved husband of Lorraine Duval Tyx who preceded him in death on 2009. Raymond is also preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Bickler, the mother of his two children. He is survived by son Mark Tyx (wife Claire) of Mountain View California and daughter Carolyn Taylor (husband Ray) and his beloved granddaughter,...
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Charlie "Chuck" Fatino

January 26, 1937 - October 1, 2015

On Thursday, 1st October 2015, Chuck Fatino departed this world. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on 26th January, 1937, the first-born child of Carmen and Rosalie Fatino. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Fred, his son Duncan and his granddaughter, Erica. Chuck worked for Texaco for many years. He was a metallurgical engineer and in that capacity was involved in...
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Rosa Maria Abreo

October 17, 1947 - October 1, 2015

Rosa Maria Abreo, 67, of Lakeway, Texas died peacefully in her sleep and joined our Lord on October 1st, 2015, ending her second battle with cancer. She was born in Rio Grande City, Texas and her late mother, Maria Lydia Sepulveda, made sure that Rosa received a proper education and a strong Christian foundation. Rosa received her university degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and...
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Colette Rose Marie Knisely

April 7, 1954 - September 29, 2015

Colette Rose Marie Knisely, of Austin, Texas, was born on April 7, 1954, to William Hagerman Knisely and Marguerite Marie Knisely (nee Labasse) in Charleston, South Carolina. She passed away on September 29, 2015 of atypical/early onset dementia. She is survived by her brothers and sisters: Chantal Patton (Harlan); Marc Knisely (Barbara); Paul Knisely (Nanou); and Philip Knisely; nephews,...
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Mary Louise (Lou) Dickinson

March 27, 1915 - September 29, 2015

Longtime Austin resident Lou Dickinson, 100, died peacefully Tuesday evening, September 29 at Westminster Manor, Austin, Texas. Lou was born in 1915 in Boone, Iowa. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines; attended Drake University and graduated from The University of Nebraska in 1936 with a B.A. in Journalism. At Nebraska she was active in Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and Theta...
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Suzanna Dyer

April 15, 1960 - September 27, 2015

Suzanna Dyer was born on April 15, 1960 in Austin, Texas to Baneila and Arthur Lanpher. Suzanna was an extremely energetic, kind, loving, woman, who could make a friend out of anyone. Her greatest passions were photography, motorcycles, family, and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Arthur W Lanpher; brother, Steven E Lanpher; maternal and paternal grandparents; and mother-in-law...
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Rosemarie Lee Schwarzer

June 30, 1927 - September 26, 2015

Rosemarie Lee Schwarzer died on September 26, 2015. She was born June 30, 1927 in Manhattan, New York to George Lee & Mary Elizabeth Robinson. Rosemarie grew up in Freeport, Long Island, New York, before moving to Austin, Texas in 1949 to attend the University of Texas. In October 1952, she met the love her of life, William E. Schwarzer II in Austin Texas, & they were married on November 12,...
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Philip Pakier

April 25, 1920 - September 26, 2015

Dr. Philip Pakier, 95, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Born in Baranowisce, Poland to Chana and Asher Pakier he lived most of his life in Peoria, Illinois where he had a private practice in family medicine. He immigrated to the US in 1950 after completing medical school in Marburg, Germany. Dr Pakier met his wife Zilla in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and they were...
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Dorothy Ayres Rutishauser

September 21, 1932 - September 25, 2015

Dorothy (Dotty) Ayres Rutishauser was born on September 21, 1932 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1943 she moved to West Lafayette, Indiana and graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1950 as the class Salutatorian. She attended Indiana University and graduated in 3 ½ years as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. In the fall of 1954, Dotty entered...
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Adella Marie Thompson

July 6, 1946 - September 25, 2015

Adella Marie Thompson was born July 6, 1946 to Jerry and Josephine Houska. She went to be with the Lord September 25, 2015. Adella loved life, especially while playing golf, bridge, and traveling. The love of her life was her husband, Tommy. She also loved her family. She was the past president of Onion Creek Ladies Association. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on...
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Donna "Sue" Hutton

April 15, 1955 - September 25, 2015

Donna "Sue" Hutton passed peacefully at her home in Liberty Hill, Texas on Friday morning September 25, 2015 at age 60. Love songs played softly in the background and her husband, sister and nephew were at her side. She is survived by her husband David Hutton, her sons Jeremy Lynn Hudson and Anthony Jason Hudson, six grandchildren, her sister Elaine Collins, her brother Charles Cunningham, a...
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Tommy Jay Harp

February 18, 1961 - September 24, 2015

Tommy Jay Harp was called home to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Tommy was born on February 18, 1961 in South Bend, IN. He is survived by his three children, Nicole Kupon of Lafayette,IN., Emily and Ivan Harp of Jonestown,TX., his mother and stepfather Sherry and Bob McGoffin of Spicewood,TX., his birth father Tom Rulli of South Bend,IN., his adoptive father Don Czarnecki...
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Nicole Falon DiMeo

August 20, 1981 - September 23, 2015

Nicole Falon DiMeo (34) went to be with our Heavenly Father and all the angels on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Nicole is survived by her two children, Christian and Jayden Still. Her parents, Jim and Tina DiMeo. Sister, Alissa Madrigal and brother, James DiMeo. Niece, Taylor Kreiss and nephews, Antonio and Sergio Madrigal. Also, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Nicole...
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Margaret Joyce Burton

February 23, 1919 - September 23, 2015

Margaret Joyce Burton, 96, born in Greenville, Texas, raised in Dallas and came to Austin in 1946. She was an accountant and an artist. She and John Earnest Burton ( also deceased) are survived by three children, Thomas Burton, John Burton (Gloria) and Rebecca Killingsworth (Bruce); four grandchildren, Nathan Gill, Bruce Sandifer, Ashley Hutchinson, and Ariel Burton; four great-grandchildren...
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Minnie F. Howington

May 8, 1940 - September 22, 2015

A loving mother survived by her three children, Lloyd Howington, Dwayne Howington and Janice Zavala. Minnie was a loving mother who always put others before herself. She was a very strong person who always faced her challenges without hesitation. Late in life she was forced to recreate herself, evolving from a housewife to a woman who worked full time and learned to drive; becoming self reliant. ...
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Kelton Reynolds

December 4, 1936 - September 22, 2015

Kelton Reynolds (78) went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 21, 2015. Kelton is preceded by his wife, Mickey Sue "Mouse" Reynolds; mother and father, William and Minnie Reynolds; sister, Imogene Clark Reynolds. Kelton is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Reynolds; step-children, Mark (Grace) Timmons and Tammy (Dennis) Pessoa; grandchildren, Mekenzy and Kelsey Timmons and Ryan...
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Priscilla Murr

April 7, 1942 - September 21, 2015

Priscilla Murr, 73, a Jungian analyst and 30-year resident of Austin died on September 21, 2015. She was born in Chicago four months to the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on April 7, 1942. Her earliest memories are of men in uniform, trips on the train to visit her father when he was on leave from the Navy and living in a Quonset Hut on Treasure Island. After World War II, her family lived...
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Peter John Shelus III

February 15, 1972 - September 21, 2015

Peter John Shelus III suddenly passed on from this life on Monday evening September 21, 2015, in Austin, Texas as a result of a ruptured thoracic aortic aneurism. Peter was the son of Peter and Margaretann Shelus, born in Austin, TX on February 15, 1972. He spent all of his life in Austin. Peter's early years of education were spent in Montessori School and he moved on to elementary and high...
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Johnnie Fay McLane

June 6, 1927 - September 21, 2015

Johnnie Fay Cresens McLane, 88, formerly a reporter for newspapers in Austin and Amarillo, died September 21 in Austin. She was the widow of the late Bonner McLane, Austin advertising executive and longtime executive director of the Texas Association of Broadcasters. Born in Amarillo, Mrs. McLane attended West Texas State College (now West Texas A&M University) and earned a Bachelor of Arts...
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Janice Wilkerson Mobley

April 6, 1922 - September 21, 2015

Janice Wilkerson Mobley, 93, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015 in Austin, TX where she had lived for the last 3 years. She was born at home April 6, 1922 in Atwood, Oklahoma, and spent her childhood years in Holdenville, OK. She was the youngest daughter of William N. Wilkerson and Mary Irwin Wilkerson. She graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women, and went to work for IBM. Her job...
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Laurice Khazoum Daoud

April 19, 1928 - September 20, 2015

On Sunday September 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm, our mother Laurice Khazoum Daoud passed away in peace. She was born April 19, 1928 in Damascus, Syria to Hanna Khazoum and Frida Karagala. We are grateful to all who lovingly cared for her at Park Bend Medical Center and all the friends and family that were around her. A loving mother and grandmother, she was 87 years old. Laurice was a very strong...
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John L. Baker

July 5, 1931 - September 19, 2015

John L Baker, 84, beloved father and grandfather passed away peacefully on September 19, 2015. John was a positive influence on all around him and was always open to new ideas. His biggest love was his girls and because of him they became avid Longhorn Women's basketball fans. He also loved Longhorn football, Texas BBQ, traveling with Jo, history, reading and puttering around the house. He...
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Rosa Lima Perez

August 29, 1923 - September 18, 2015

Rosa L Perez, age 92 passed away September 18, 2015. Her husband of 75 years, Ygnacio "Nacho" Perez, Sr., age 94 of Austin, Texas passed away September 15, 2015. They were preceded in death by their son, Johnny Perez; daughter, Maria Guadalupe Toscano. Ygnacio and Rosa are survived by their daughter, Carlota Hobrecht; sons, Ygnacio Perez, Jr., Anthony James Perez, Joe Michael Perez; seven...
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Celia V. Rousseau

December 10, 1937 - September 18, 2015

Celia (Sally) Villanueva Rousseau, age 77, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother passed away September 18, 2015. She was born in San Antonio, Texas to parents, Gavino Villanueva and Maria Villanueva. She is preceded in death by her brothers, John Villanueva, Joe Villanueva and Andy Villanueva; sisters, Dora Villanueva Sherwood, Manuela Villanueva. ...
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Ruth Marian Raab

August 9, 1922 - September 18, 2015

Ruth Marian Raab (nee Tydeman) of Austin TX passed away on Friday, September 18, 2015, at the age of 93 of natural causes. Mrs. Raab was the daughter of Charles and Ida Bell (nee Maxwell) Tydeman of Dallas TX. Mrs. Raab is survived by her beloved husband Dr. Lester Raab of Austin ; sons Denis Raab of Augusta Mo. and Stephen Raab of Alvarado TX; daughter , Karen Cunningham of Austin ;...
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James Francis Casey

May 22, 1935 - September 17, 2015

James Francis Casey, 80, of Austin, Texas, died Thursday, September 17, 2015 in the peace and serenity of Christopher House in Austin of complications from heart disease. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and spending his childhood years in Lexington, Massachusetts, he was the only child of James Francis Casey of Ireland and Elizabeth MacNeil Casey of Nova Scotia. He will be sorely missed by his...
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Robert H. Baum

June 15, 1936 - September 17, 2015

Robert H. Baum of Cedar Park, TX, formerly of Meadowbrook, PA, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Dr. Baum is survived by his loving wife Barbara, his son Neil and daughter-in-law Monica of North Huntingdon, PA; his son Steven, daughter-in-law Mina, and grandchildren Jeffrey and Kimberly of Shrewsbury, MA; and his daughter Joanna Bitner, son-in-law Bruce and...
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James W. Holder, Jr.

June 30, 1964 - September 16, 2015

James W. Holder, Jr., age 51, of Austin passed away on September 16, 2015. He was born in Naples, Italy on June 30, 1964 to James Holder, Sr. and Brenda Ellis Holder. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2015 in the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home Chapel on North Lamar. Complete obituary is pending....
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Kenneth Paul Pipes

April 26, 1930 - September 15, 2015

Our beloved and devoted father, Kenneth Paul Pipes passed away September 15, 2015. Kenneth hailed from Wichita Falls, Texas and was born on April 26, 1930. He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of sixty years, Natalou Trott Pipes. Ken is survived by his son, Jeffery Paul Pipes of Lubbock, Texas and his daughter, Jocelyn Pipes Hake of Austin, Texas. Other survivors include grandson,...
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Ygnacio Perez

October 23, 1920 - September 15, 2015

Ygnacio "Nacho" Perez, Sr., age 94 of Austin, Texas passed away September 15, 2015. His loving wife of 75 years, Rosa L Perez, age 92 Passed away September 18, 2015. They were preceded in death by their son, Johnny Perez; daughter, Maria Guadalupe Toscano. Ygnacio and Rosa are survived by their daughter, Carlota Hobrecht; sons, Ygnacio Perez, Jr., Anthony James Perez, Joe Michael...
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Ralph Griffith Andrews

October 20, 1951 - September 14, 2015

Griff Andrews, 63, of Austin, Texas died on Monday, September 14, 2015. He was born on October 20, 1951 in Austin, Texas to William Edward Andrews, IV and Betty Jane Burk Andrews. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 209 W. 27th Street in Austin, Texas.
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David Z. Lippmann

September 12, 2015

David Z. Lippmann passed away on September 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas, following a lengthy illness. He grew up in Galveston, Texas, where he graduated from Ball High School. He then enrolled in The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied chemistry and mathematics. Prior to graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Northern Europe, where he was wounded and received a...
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Kay Vermeulen Nichols

November 5, 1951 - September 12, 2015

Loving wife of David Nichols, M.D. Mother of Ashley Stovall and Austin Nichols. 19-time National Water Ski Champion. 2 World Titles. Multiple National Records. Kay grew up in Michigan, relocated to Austin in 1981, where she raised her family. She will always be remembered as a great Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Grandmother, Coach, Champion and Warrior. Visitation will be held from 5:30...
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Donald Wayne Wilson

May 30, 1944 - September 12, 2015

Donald Wayne Wilson, a generous, caring, charitable fellow, often donated money in multiples of 18, the Jewish "Chai," as a good omen for life. His giving nature ended too soon, when he passed away from pneumonia complications on September 12, 2015, in Round Rock, Texas, surrounded by his beloved family. A graveside service was held on September 16 in Austin; Donald's family and friends...
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John Perry Cox

March 15, 1919 - September 12, 2015

John Perry Cox, age 96, of Temple, Texas, passed away peacefully September 12, 2015 at the Wm R. Courtney TX State Veterans Home in Temple. John was born March 15, 1919 in Quanah, Texas. A Veteran of World War II, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army at the end of the war. He became a Linotype operator/printer under the tutorage of his father, Ed Cox at The Bellevue News in...
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Marybelle Grace Douglas

October 9, 1923 - September 12, 2015

Marybelle Grace Douglas was born in Houston on October 9, 1923 to Wysong and Marian Grace. She died on September 12, 2015. Marybelle graduated from Houston's Milby High School and the University of Texas. She taught fifth grade at Highland Park Elementary School in Austin in the early 1960's and later worked briefly at the Texas Education Agency. She devoted many years of service to...
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Dan Burck

January 29, 1933 - September 12, 2015

Former Chancellor of the University of Texas System, R D (Dan) Burck of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on September 12th after a courageous battle with cancer. Dan was born January 29, 1933, the son of R H (Bob) Burck and Elaine Hampton Burck. Dan was a 1956 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and credited his time at UT for all that he accomplished in his successful life and for...
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Hazel Frances Lanham

June 23, 1927 - September 11, 2015

Hazel Frances Lanham was born June 23, 1927 to Olin and Lela Clements in Lakeland, Florida. She went to sleep Thursday night September 10, 2015 and awoke early Friday morning, September 11, 2015 in the arms of Jesus. With one stroke He wiped every tear from her eyes and soothed every pain she had felt for many days. She graduated from Mulberry High School, Mulberry, Florida in 1946 she...
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Dorothy Bradshaw Wingard

July 8, 1927 - September 11, 2015

Dorothy Bradshaw Wingard, age 88, died at her residence in Austin, Texas on Friday, September 11, 2015. Her death ends her long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, deacon, and friend, Dorothy will be missed by the many whose lives she touched. She was preceded in death by Louis Howard Wingard, her husband of 43 years...
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Lucy Bialaszewski Daily

October 11, 1948 - September 10, 2015

Lucy Bialaszewski Daily, born October 11, 1948, the daughter of Joseph and Peggy Bialaszewski, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015, in Austin, Texas following a long bout with illness. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Michael Daily; her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Becky Daily; her grandson and the light of her life, Connor Daily; her brother and sister-in-law Joseph...
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Christopher Shane Escalante

April 26, 1976 - September 10, 2015

Christopher Shane Escalante age 39 of Austin, Texas went to be with his Heavenly Father on September 10, 2015. Chris is survived by his devoted wife, Carmen Escalante; daughter, Desiree; Pee Paw's beloved grandkids, Brody, Riley and Luke; loving mother, Jenny Escalante; father, Art Escalante; step-mother, Yolanda Escalante; grandmother, Jean Escalante; mother and father-in-law, Daniel and...
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Jean Jackson

December 9, 1927 - September 9, 2015

Imogene Geneva May "Jean" Jackson, 87, left this world peacefully on September 9, 2015 after a brief illness. Jean lived most of her life in Eastland, Texas, but in 2002, she moved to Austin, Texas to be near her daughter and grandchildren. Born December 9, 1927 in Gorman, Texas, Jean transformed a tough Depression-era childhood into a life of kindness, generosity and inner strength. She was...
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Pauline Scott Gandee

July 5, 1925 - September 9, 2015

Pauline Scott Gandee died peacefully in her home on September 9, 2015 in Austin, Texas at the age of 90. Polly is survived by her daughter, Debbie Gandee and granddaughter, Lauren Warthan, of Austin, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband Don Gandee, daughter Linda Gandee Warthan, of Austin, Texas, her parents, three brothers, two sisters, two nephews and one niece. Visitation...
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Rudy Dean Belton

November 11, 1946 - September 8, 2015

Rudy Dean Belton, age 68, passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The cause of death was cancer. Rudy was born on November 11, 1946 in McPherson, Kansas, the son of Florence and Gaylord Belton. He grew up on the family farm in Lost Springs, Kansas and graduated from high school in Wamego, Kansas. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas...
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Lana Sanor Livingston

February 3, 1921 - September 8, 2015

Lana was born in 1921 in Columbus, Ohio to Daniel Galbreath Sanor and Lana Elliott White. She grew up in Ohio with two sisters, Betty Cameron and Nancy Pennell. She attended Ohio State University, where she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma and met William Livingston. They married in 1943 while he was in the army. After the war, they moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where Bill pursued graduate studies...
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Jesse Max Hawthorne

December 7, 1940 - September 8, 2015

Jesse Max Hawthorne passed away on September 8, 2015 at his family home in Spicewood, Texas. Max was born December 7, 1940 in Levelland Texas to JD and Francile Hawthorne. He graduated from Morton High School in 1959 and from Texas Tech University in 1964. While he was at Tech he was a member of Sigma Nu and the Saddle Tramps. After marrying Chris Ashley, they made a home for their two...
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Virginia M. Moss

October 6, 1920 - September 7, 2015

Virginia M. Moss, Lakeway resident and former resident of Amarillo, died Monday, September 7, 2015. Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 11, 2015 in the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Chapel at Lake Travis. Interment will follow at Forest Oaks Memorial Park. Mrs. Moss was born in Trinidad, Colorado on October 6, 1920. She married Ralph V. Moss in 1948. During WWII she worked for...
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Flora l. Garza

May 17, 1931 - September 6, 2015

Flora L. Garza, age 84 passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Carson, Mississippi. She was born May 17, 1931 in Encino, Texas to Mateo and Sabina S. Longoria. Flora was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She raised her children by herself with loving arms. She is preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; five brothers; two sons, Jesse and Joe Garza. Flora leaves...
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Bobby D. Pliler

January 3, 1944 - September 5, 2015

Bobby Dean Pliler (Flyman) age 71 of Austin passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2015. He was born on Monday, January 3, 1944 to Burton and Clairice Pliler in Quapaw, Oklahoma. Was a 1961 graduate from Baxter Springs High School. United States Air Force Msgt. (Ret.), 20 years of Service to his Country and God, Vietnam Veteran, Deacon at Woodlawn Baptist Church, Billy Graham call center,...
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Evelyn Lou Willson Kemerling

February 8, 1927 - September 5, 2015

Evelyn Lou Willson Kemerling was born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 8, 1927 to William Oliver and Maggie Mae Willson. She left for her eternal home on September 5, 2015 in Round Rock, Texas, at the age of 88. Evelyn lost her mother at the age of 2. She grew up among many loving relatives in the Mt. Pleasant area. When her father remarried, Evelyn described her step mother, Amie, "as the...
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Teresa "Terry" Tabor

December 26, 1927 - September 4, 2015

Beloved mother and wife, Teresa "Terry" Tabor, born Teresa DeJuno (D'aquanno), 87 passed away Friday September 4th. Terry had Dementia for several years. Teresa, DeJuno, was born 6 minutes after her identical twin sister, ElVera in Cleveland, Ohio, December 26, 1927. She graduated from John Adams high school and met her future husband Robert Tabor on a blind date, they were married for 64 years....
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Gloria Beth Harden

June 24, 1927 - September 4, 2015

Memorial services for Gloria B. Harden, 88, will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Leander, 10000 FM 2243. Mrs. Harden died Friday, September 4th. Survivors include two sons, Lloyd Davis and Gary Davis both of Amarillo; one daughter, Jo Beth Barton of Leander; two sisters Raye Kirkmeyer of Hemphill, and Pat Sparks of Flora Vista, NM; and one...
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Johnny Aguilar Soriano

September 28, 1934 - September 4, 2015

Our beloved Johnny "Juan grande" Aguilar Soriano left this world on Friday, Sept 4, 2015, to be with his Lord and Savior, at the age of 80. Juan grande was born on September 28, 1934 in Austin, Texas to Santiago and Luisa Soriano. He was a loving father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is preceded...
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Vaniece Spinks Swift Rambin

December 2, 1936 - September 4, 2015

Vaniece Spinks Swift Rambin, age 78, of Round Mountain, Texas joined her Father in heaven, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Born December 2, 1936 in Austin, Texas an only child to Relda and Van W. Spinks, she lived in Llano, Texas as a young girl. After the depression, her family returned to Austin where her father was a prominent home builder in South Austin in the 50's. She...
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Ann S. Rea

January 16, 1922 - September 4, 2015

Ann S. Rea died of natural causes on September 4, 2015. Born to Arthur and Lenore (Grosshans) Schwartz on January 16, 1922 in York, Nebraska, Mary Ann Schwarz was raised in York and studied Business Administration at the University of Nebraska before suspending classes and working as a civil servant for the Department of Defense during World War II. It was there that she met her husband, Captain...
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Bruce Bennett

May 15, 1949 - September 4, 2015

Bruce Bennett was born in Dallas on May 15, 1949. He was then raised in Austin, Texas. He passed away at home in the early hours of September 4, 2015 due to his long battle with cancer. Bruce was a graduate of Austin High School class of 1967 and Concordia University with a degree in Business Finance. He moved from Austin to Liberty Hill in 1975 where he truly felt at home in the country. He...
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Kenneth Neal Lemons

January 10, 1930 - September 3, 2015

Kenneth Neal Lemons, 85, of Lakeway, TX, retired Senior Professional Engineer of Liquid Packaging Machinery, Colgate Palmolive, died September 3, 2015 at Brookdale Lakeway. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years, Jeffie Carolyn Lemons, son Michael Frank Lemons of Chatham, NJ, son Robert Neal Lemons of Keller, TX, daughter Judy Lynn Meyers of Spicewood, TX, son James Lee Lemons of New...
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Sandra Lee Skoski

January 11, 1960 - September 3, 2015

Sandra Lee Skoski, age 55, of Austin, Texas, died on Thursday, September 3, 2015. She was born on January 11, 1960, in Houston, Texas, to Robert Fairchild Gettle Sr. and Marva Dale Johnson. Sandra is survived by her husband Michael J. Skoski, and her brother Gary Glen Gettle, of Morrilton, AR. A gathering for friends and family will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24th...
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Betty H. Himmelblau

November 9, 1922 - September 3, 2015

Betty H. Himmelblau, age 92, died September 3, 2015 at the Westminster Arbour Health Center in Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dr. David M. Himmelblau. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Margaret and Donald Nellor of Austin, and Andrew Himmelblau and Ellen Hurley of Bedford, MA; her grandchildren Travis Nellor of Austin and Stacie Nellor of...
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Joyce Lamme Rabensburg

January 17, 1920 - September 1, 2015

She never learned how to ride a bike. But she did learn how to swing a tennis racket. Born in 1920 in Austin, and growing up across the street from West Austin Park in Clarksville, Joyce Faye Burdett spent countless hours playing tennis. By the time she attended Austin High School she had a statewide ranking and in 1936 she and her partner were the Texas State Doubles Champions. She was...
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Lola Watson

May 26, 1914 - September 1, 2015

Lola Watson was born May 26, 1914 in Sweetwater, Texas to Mack and Laura Johnson. She went to be with Our Lord September 1, 2015. Lola married her high school sweetheart Dr. Luther M. Watson. They lived in Austin where he practiced dentistry until his death in 1981. They had three daughters, Sarah Meinscher, Betty Arnette, and Gay Karhan. Lola was a Christian lady who spent much of her time...
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Daniel Thomas Yurkovich, Major, USAF Ret.

June 16, 1936 - August 28, 2015

Daniel Thomas Yurkovich, Major U.S. Air Force Retired, passed away on the 28th of August 2015 in Round Rock, TX. He was 79 years old. Daniel was born on June 16, 1936 in St. Joseph, MO to parents Nicholas and Evelyn Yurkovich. Daniel graduated from Benton High School. On October 26, 1958, Daniel married Gloria Marie Gutierrez in Harlingen, Texas. Daniel was a devoted husband, father and...
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Patricia Orner Felger

October 17, 1936 - August 28, 2015

Patricia Orner Felger, a dedicated elementary school teacher, proud mother and grandmother, and a life-long champion of all children passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and close friends on August 28, 2015. She lost her valiant battle with a rare type of bile duct cancer. Born in Philadelphia on October17, 1936 to Harold G. Orner and Mary Gorden Orner, Pat was raised in New Orleans...
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Florence Henszey Jordan

July 26, 1924 - August 27, 2015

Our dear mother, Florence Henszey Jordan died peacefully in Austin, Texas, August 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Her daughter was with her when she died. Florence was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 26, 1924, the only child of Jacob and Florence Henszey. She spent her childhood in Philadelphia and was raised in the Quaker faith. In the early 1940's, while attending the University of...
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Calvin Henry Harris

May 17, 1922 - August 27, 2015

Calvin Henry Harris of Dripping Springs, Texas, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 in Austin, Texas at the age of 93 years old. He was born on May 17, 1922 in Winchester, Texas. He graduated from Smithville High School and went on to attend the University of Texas. He then served in the United States Army as 1st Sergeant in the 349th Airdrome Squadron 4th Combat Cargo Group from November...
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Francis Albert Morris, Jr.

July 21, 1928 - August 27, 2015

Dr. Francis Albert Morris Jr., 87, died on August 27, 2015. Frank was born on July 21, 1928 in Beaumont, Texas to Francis Albert Morris Sr. and Helen Schwarz Morris. At the age of 16, he enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Science degree. He attended Duke University Medical School and later trained in plastic surgery with a specialty in hand surgery. During...
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Gerry Wolfe

November 20, 1951 - August 25, 2015

Gerry Wolfe, 63, of Austin passed away Tuesday, August 25th in his home. He was born in Springhill, LA to the late James A. and Geraldine Wolfe. Gerry was a USAF pilot for 22 years and earned the rank of Lt. Colonel. He retired as commander of the 65th Airlift Squadron at Hickam AFB, HI. Gerry and his wife Dixie have a loving and fun family; Emily, husband Kevin and granddaughter Grace of...
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Margaret May "Peggy" Calohan Owens

November 11, 1937 - August 24, 2015

Margaret May Calohan Owens, "Peggy", 77, of Lakeway, Texas passed away Monday, 24 August 2015 due to complications from COPD/Emphysema. Peggy was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Peggy was born in Houston, Texas on 11 November 1937. Her parents were William Frank Calohan and Dorothy Claire Brennan Calohan. Peggy had one sister, Virginia Claire Calohan. She grew up in Houston...
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Jose H. Hernandez

March 19, 1942 - August 24, 2015

Loving husband and father, Jose H. Hernandez, 73, of Austin, Texas passed away Monday night, August 24, 2015 at St. David's Medical Center in Austin from health complications. He was surrounded by his family and friends when he passed away. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Maria J. Rodriguez; by his four children and their spouses, son, Jesse H. Rodriguez and his wife, Claudia;...
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Cynthia Jane Wallace Huke

April 28, 1924 - August 23, 2015

Cynthia Huke, 91, died Sunday, August 23. She was born April 28, 1924, in Ada, Oklahoma to Archibald and Grace Wallace. On April 26, 1944, she married Theodore Huke, of Ft. Worth, Texas. As the wife of a colonel, Cynthia was a gracious, warm partner and homemaker. Ted and Cynthia enjoyed living in many locales, including Germany, Ohio, San Antonio and California. Cynthia was active in her...
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Wayne G. McKnelly

December 5, 1932 - August 23, 2015

Wayne G. McKnelly died on the evening of August 23, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born on December 5, 1932 in Champaign, Illinois. He is the oldest son of J.G. and Lorraine McKnelly. He graduated from Mahomet High School in Mahomet, Illinois and from Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. The consummate salesman, Wayne worked for several...
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William Harris "Bill" Lester, Sr.

October 5, 1922 - August 22, 2015

William Harris Lester, Sr. (Bill) was born on October 5, 1922 in Florence Texas to Alta and Joe Lester. He was the youngest in a large farming family of 6 children. He grew up in Florence where his family experienced the full impact of the 20s and 30s including prohibition, depression and agricultural and financial upheavals. His childhood and teen years would have been considered hard times by...
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Elizabeth "Teddie" Reichert

December 24, 1922 - August 22, 2015

Elizabeth (Teddie) Black Reichert, age 92, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of August 22, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Elizabeth entered this world December 24, 1922, in Houston, Texas, the youngest of six children born to Lilian and Benjamin Black. Elizabeth (affectionately called "Libby" and/or "Teddie") and her five siblings (Mary, Bruce, Geny, Billy, and Hazel) maintained close...
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Mattie "Dee" Duckworth

January 25, 1937 - August 22, 2015

Mattie passed away unexpectedly August 22, 2015. She grew up in Adamsville, Tennessee, graduated valedictorian and attended Business School in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1957 Mattie married E. Joe Duckworth, a marriage until he passed away in 2001. Mattie had many friends and to mention them all would be writing a book. Her passion in life was the enchantment of New Mexico, wildlife and support...
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Sybil Ruth Giese Beaman

September 19, 1923 - August 21, 2015

Sybil R.G. Beaman, 91, longtime resident of Austin, passed away peacefully at Hospice Austin's Christopher House Friday afternoon, August 21st. Sybil was born September 19, 1923 in Ratcliff, Texas, the oldest child of Edmund and Leona Giese. She spent her childhood in La Grange, Texas and was a proud graduate of La Grange High School and the University of Texas. While at Texas, she met and...
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Shannon Eden Young

July 11, 1924 - August 21, 2015

Shannon Eden Young, Sr., 91, left this world August 21, 2015, to be with his Lord and Savior. He was admired and respected by everyone who knew him and will be deeply missed. There will be a viewing on Sunday, August 30th, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Leander. The funeral services will be held on August 31st at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at...
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John Lionel Jackson

February 18, 1932 - August 20, 2015

John Lionel Jackson passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at his home surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Mary Jackson; his children: Jennifer Turnage (Gary Turnage), Joanie Jackson, Judie Heitzman (Daragh Heitzman), Jackie Hawn (Scott Hawn), John Lionel Jackson III (Kelly Jackson); eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and sixteen grand-dogs. He is...
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Russell Eugene "Rusty" Johnson

November 7, 1965 - August 19, 2015

Rusty Johnson, age 49, of Austin, Texas passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. He was born November 7, 1965 to Wanda and Curtis Johnson in Austin. He is survived by his three sons, Caleb Patrick, Grant Ransom, and William Curtis Johnson; his mother, Wanda Breed Johnson; his sister and brother-in-law, Bev and Raymund Kuenast; his brother and sister-in-law Clay and Suzanne Johnson; and many...
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L.J. Burks

August 10, 1932 - August 19, 2015

L.J. Burks was born in El Paso, Texas on August 10, 1932. Moving several times the family got to Austin as quickly as possible. He was a graduate of Austin High School and attended Texas Western and The University of Texas. Working in Austin for many years, L.J. and his wife, Marge, founded Burks Reproduction and Supply in 1969. It is still going strong today as Burks Digital...
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Patricia Pryor Allday

June 10, 1932 - August 19, 2015

Patricia Pryor Allday, age 83, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in Austin, Texas, surrounded by her three children. The daughter of Edna Graham and William Harry Pryor, she was born June 10, 1932 in Lubbock, Texas. Patricia's early childhood was spent in Pecos and her teenage years were in Midland. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband Martin Lewis Allday, Jr. They were...
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Carol Ault Cheape

December 25, 1933 - August 18, 2015

Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 27 at 3:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis, 411 RR 620 South in Lakeway (aloha wear is welcome), for Carol Ault Cheape, who died at her residence Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the age of 81. Carol Ault was born on Christmas Day, 1933, to Freeman Wilbur Ault and Julia Gwin Ault. At the age of eleven, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia,...
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Edna R. Midkiff

March 20, 1963 - August 18, 2015

Edna R. Midkiff, age 52, of Cedar Park passed away August 18, 2015. She was born March 20, 1963 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Edna was preceded in death by her brother, Roger Sharpless; sister, Christina Sterling; and step-father, Harvey Sterling. She is survived by her husband, Ernie Midkiff; daughters, Misty McKinney, Kristy Midkiff and Alicia Midkiff; her mother, Lannell Sterling;...
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Kerry Irvin Gunnarson

March 19, 1949 - August 18, 2015

Kerry Irvin Gunnarson was born in Ogden, Utah on March 19, 1949 the second son of Kenneth and Joye Gunnarson. On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, surrounded by family, Kerry passed away at Lakeway Regional Medical Center, Lakeway, Texas. Kerry was 66, an avid fisherman, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was a Merrill Lynch vice president; touching and positively impacting...
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Gary Tipton

November 27, 1944 - August 17, 2015

Gary Harlan Tipton, 70, of Lakeway, Texas died on Monday, August 17, 2015 following a year-long brave battle with cancer. Gary was born on November 27, 1944 in Temple, Texas to Troy Harlan Tipton and Geneva Baker Tipton. Gary graduated from Waco High School and played football for the University of Texas Longhorns from 1963 to 1965. While in high school, Gary was selling life insurance after...
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Maris (Mitzi) Kay Bootzin

May 26, 1941 - August 17, 2015

Maris (Mitzi) Kay Bootzin nee Pittelman, 74, passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side at the Harbor at Lakeway in Austin, Texas, on August 17, 2015. She lost her short battle with neuroendocrine cancer after having survived breast cancer several years ago. She was preceded in death by her parents Frema Taxey Pittelman and Harry Pittelman, and by her husband of 55 years, Dr. Richard...
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Curtis C. Kelton, Sr.

August 21, 1933 - August 16, 2015

Curt passed away on August 16, 2015, five days before his 82nd birthday. On September 1, 1959, Curt married the love of his life, Carolyn Bice, whom he called "Puddin". Married for 55 years, they had four children. Curt lived a long and happy life. He was a wonderful husband, daddy, and a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Curt worked for Responsive Information Management Systems...
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Manuel F. Gomes

August 1, 1932 - August 16, 2015

Manuel F. Gomes (Manny) of Leander, Texas died Sunday, August 16, 2015, at the age of 83. He was born to Manuel S. Gomes and Frances O. Dysko in Lowell, Massachusetts on August 1, 1932. Manny was a skilled electronics technician and worked in the United States Air Force for over 20 years before retiring in 1973. He then continued his career in civilian service for another twenty years. He...
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Guillermo "Billy" Garcia

March 14, 1944 - August 15, 2015

Guillermo "Billy" Garcia, 71, passed away on August 15, 2015 in Austin, TX. Born March 14, 1944 in Mexico City to Guillermo and Tayde Garcia, Billy grew up and graduated with a degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from The Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Billy traveled the world competing in water ski tournaments, which is how he met his wife of 48 years, Linda Lloyd Garcia....
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Beulah "Bea" Koenings

September 25, 1923 - August 15, 2015

Beulah 'Bea' Koenings, 91, longtime resident of Austin passed away peacefully at her Brookdale Assisted Living residence early Saturday morning, August 15th. Bea was the first of the twins born on September 25, 1923 to Arnold and Susie Warden of Burnet, TX and it was there, on the Warden Ranch, that she found her love of nature and understanding of the value of a hard day's work. She stayed...
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Christopher Jacob Ramirez

August 6, 1993 - August 15, 2015

Christopher Jacob Ramirez, 22, of Austin, Texas passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015, surrounded by loving family. After attending high school in Round Rock, Texas Christopher worked various jobs where he loved learning to operate different types of equipment - heavy equipment being his favorite, of course. He is survived by his mother, Jackie Ramirez; step-father, Gene Wermes; father,...
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Lisa Luanne Penney McGee

January 4, 1961 - August 14, 2015

Lisa Luanne Penney McGee, 54 years old, went to live with Jesus on Friday, August 14, 2015. Lisa was born on January 4, 1961 in Houston Texas. She moved to Austin in 1964 with her parents Billy Bruce and Faye Owens Penney. Lisa attended Reagan high school. She met her Soul Mate, Thomas Jay McGee, at a church Ice Cream Social. The couple was married on November 6, 1993 in Austin, Texas....
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Robert R. (Bob) Jones

December 20, 1943 - August 14, 2015

Mr. Robert R. (Bob) Jones was born in Houston to Robert Raeburn Jones and Bertha Janett Jones. He was 71years of age when he died on Friday, August 14, 2015. After graduating from Bay City High School Bob served in the US Navy Reserve. Bob Jones earned a Bachelor of Fine arts degree in Studio Art and Art Education as well as a Master's degree in Sculpture and Art History from the University...
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Carolyn Sue Akin Bates

October 21, 1936 - August 13, 2015

Carolyn Sue Akin Bates (Sue), (Mama Sue), mother and best friend passed away on August 13, 2015. She was born October 21, 1936 in Indianapolis, IN to Orville and Irene Akin. She is survived by her children, Jerri Sue Bates, Michael Lane Bates and Paul Stephen Bates; sister, Sandra Kay Coffey and ex-husband Don L. Bates. She lived in Evansville, IN from 1958 – 1970 with her husband Don and...
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Colleen Ward Hightower

October 30, 1927 - August 13, 2015

Colleen Ward Hightower died on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in Austin, Texas, following a series of strokes. Colleen was born on October 30, 1927 in Tulia, Texas to William Henry Ward and Lola May Lindley Ward. Surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends she survived life in the dust bowl days and through the great depression in the high plains of Texas. At the age of...
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Glen Earl Taylor

July 1, 1931 - August 10, 2015

Glen Earl Taylor passed away peacefully on Monday, August 10th, 2015. He was born July 1st, 1931 in Amarillo, Texas, to Earl Sloan Taylor and Loma Gladys Wheat. He grew up in Sweetwater, Texas. After graduating from Sweetwater High School in 1948, he attended the University of Texas. While there, he joined the Marine Reserves and was called to active duty during the Korean War as part of the...
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Stephen Paul Welhausen

March 24, 1962 - August 10, 2015

A three-legged dog walked into a bar and said, "I'm looking for the man that shot my paw". If you spent much time with Steve, you probably heard him tell that joke or one of his many others. As corny as they were, they never failed in their mission to put a smile on the recipient's face! Steve had many talents. But his greatest gift was his ability to listen with intent, take a genuine...
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Joe B. Dibrell, Jr.

October 27, 1925 - August 9, 2015

Judge Joe B. Dibrell, Jr., beloved by so many, passed from this life on Sunday, August 9, 2015. "Joe Jr.," his boyhood name, or "Judge Dibrell," as he was known for 55 years, was born in Coleman, Texas on October 27, 1925, the youngest of six children. Growing up in a big Texas house near a Hords Creek swimming hole, he milked the one cow each day, became very accomplished on the clarinet and...
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Johnnie Devon Marable III

November 26, 1965 - August 9, 2015

Johnnie Devon Marable III was born to the late Johnnie and Freddie Faye Marable on November 26, 1965 in Newport News, Virginia, and grew up in Marlboro Heights in Killeen, TX. Johnnie is known by his many friends as Big Johnnie or Big Guy, and Big Daddy Smooth by his son, Shaquille. He is remembered for his big bear hugs and smile. Johnnie played football and basketball at Killeen High School...
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