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Darrell "D.W." Smithson

March 11, 1958 - September 13, 2014

Darrell "D.W." Smithson, age 56, of Austin, TX, passed away September 13, 2014. He is survived by his wife Debbie Kruger; sons Nickalaus and Ben; grandson Kaiden Smithson; and brother Perry Jones. Darrell worked for Tex-Con Oil for 20 years and was an avid golfer. Memorial service to be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel, 2620 S. Congress Ave.
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Sherri Erskine Kelly

August 6, 1958 - September 11, 2014

Sherri Erskine Kelly, 56, of Pflugerville, Texas, left us too soon on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on August 6, 1958 in Waco, Texas, to Donald Armhid Erskine and Edna Ruth Erskine. Sherri graduated from Del Valle High School in Austin and Texas State University in San Marcos with a Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology. She went...
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Elton Grady Jones

October 17, 1930 - September 11, 2014

JONES, Elton Grady Our beloved daddy, Elton Grady Jones, 83, died on September 11, 2014, after a 15 year hard fought battle against heart disease. He was born on October 17, 1930 in Lee County, Texas to Lem Harvey Jones, Sr. and Annie Pearl (née Edwards). Elton lived his life in Austin and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School class of 1949. He was a long time athlete playing...
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Sarah Sasaki

January 27, 1982 - September 10, 2014

Sarah Sasaki was born January 27, 1982 in Austin and passed away on September 10, 2014 in Austin. She leaves behind her mother, father, two older brothers, two older sisters, soulmate and many friends who cherish her memory. Sarah graduated from high school at the American School in Tokyo, Japan. In 2005 she graduated Magna cum Laude with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the State...
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Clayton Wilbur Alsberge

June 26, 1930 - September 10, 2014

This world has lost a remarkable man. Clayton Wilbur Alsberge, born on June 26, 1930 in San Jose, California, passed away on September 10, 2014 in Austin, TX. He will be forever missed and admired. Clay was unique. He was a farmer and an intellectual. He was mechanically gifted and a voracious reader. He built farm implements, homes and furniture. He had a beautiful singing voice and...
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Dessie Leotis Johnston

November 1, 1928 - September 10, 2014

"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." While an excellent cook, cooking was not something that Leotis favored. Except at the holidays or birthdays. Except when she was teaching someone an heirloom family recipe. Except when she was snapping beans or shredding chicken reminiscing about everything and nothing. Except when she was cooking in company and with...
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Patricia Angela Tompkins

March 15, 1958 - September 10, 2014

TOMPKINS, Patricia Angela March 15, 1958 – September 10, 2014 Patricia Angela Tompkins has added her light to heaven's Rock'n'Roll celebration. Known to friends & family as "Party Pat", she deeply touched everyone she met. She is survived by her husband, William, and their friends, her step-children, Will and Holly and their children. She is in all our hearts and will not be forgotten....
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Carrie Alvarez

October 5, 1925 - September 9, 2014

Carolyn (Carrie) Alvarez was born on October 5, 1925 to the late Maria de Jesus and Augustine Rivera. She departed this life on September 9, 2014 at her home in Austin, Texas with her children by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband Bennie Alvarez, Sr. and siblings Dolores, Maria de la luz, John and Basilio. Carrie was married to Bennie Alvarez for 54 years and spent a lifetime...
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Creed Wills Abell, Ph.D

July 8, 1934 - September 9, 2014

Creed Wills Abell III, Ph.D. of Austin died after a long illness September 9, 2014. The son of Creed Wills Abell II and Evelyn Gibson Abell, he was born on July 8, 1934 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was a proud son of Virginia, a state in which his family lineage dates back to the 1700s. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marjorie L. Abell, a son, Dr. Creed W. Abell IV and his wife,...
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Nancy Dillon

December 9, 1936 - September 8, 2014

Our beautiful, gentle wife and mother, Nancy Dillon, went to be with Jesus on Monday morning, September 8, 2014. She fought a valiant battle against cancer and was surrounded by her family at home until she was ushered into Heaven. Nancy was born December 9, 1936, the beloved daughter of Glenn and Floretta Maurer. She grew up on a farm in Julian, PA with 4 brothers that she dearly loved. At...
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Christa Odell

August 1, 1964 - September 7, 2014

Christa Odell was born in Brownwood, Texas on August 1, 1964 and passed away on September 7, 2014 in Austin. She grew up in Eastland and Abilene. Christa graduated from Wylie High School and from Midland College. She worked in the medical field in radiology for more than twenty years in Midland and Austin. Christa has one daughter, Olivia Odell, who was the love of her life. Christa was quick...
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Twila Moncrief

July 19, 1921 - September 6, 2014

Twila Moncrief passed away on September 6, 2014 at the age of 93 years. She was a treasured mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Her husband, Leonard Moncrief, preceded her death in 2005. Twila was an adventurous person who loved her family, gardening, and traveling. As a young woman she worked as a federal employee in the position of secretary in Washington, D.C., Fort...
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Bob Underwood

October 23, 1937 - September 6, 2014

Robert J. Underwood (Bob) of Lakeway, TX, passed peacefully on Sept. 6, 2014, at Christopher House in Austin, TX. His wife of 50 years, Patsy, son, Randy of Lakeway, and daughter, Amy of Grand Prairie, were by his side. Complications from liver failure took him too soon. His eventful and happy life began on Oct. 23, 1937. He was the last of 8 children born to Vernice Edna and John Washington...
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Marilyn Sue Jacob

August 2, 1933 - September 6, 2014

Marilyn Sue Sorensen Jacob, age 81, of Austin died Saturday, September 6, 2014. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10th with funeral services beginning at 7:00 p.m. at St. Elias Orthodox Church, 408 E. 11th St, Austin. Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at Assumption Cemetery.
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Kylie Christine Murphy

October 18, 1993 - September 5, 2014

Kylie Christine Murphy was tragically taken from this earth on her way home from Texas Tech University on Sept. 5, 2014. She was going home to spend time with family and friends to celebrate her brother's birthday. Kylie was born October 18, 1993 in Round Rock, Texas. She attended Brushy Creek Elementary, Cedar Valley Middle School, and graduated from McNeil High School in 2012. Kylie...
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Ryan Cole Murphy

September 5, 1994 - September 5, 2014

Ryan Cole Murphy was tragically taken from this earth while on his way home from Texas Tech University on Sept. 5, 2014. Ryan and his sister, Kylie, were on their way home to celebrate Ryan's 20th birthday with their family. Ryan was born September 5, 1994 in Round Rock, Texas – just 10 ½ months after his sister Kylie. He attended Brushy Creek Elementary, Cedar Valley Middle School and...
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Robert Littell, Jr.

May 10, 1936 - September 5, 2014

Robert Littell Jr., 78, joined his Savior on September 5, 2014, Born May 10, 1936 in Forrest City, Arkansas. His family moved to Houston Texas in 1939, were he resided for the next 57 years. Robert graduated from John H Reagan High School of Houston in 1955. He joined the Texas Air National Guard Reserves shortly after graduation and served as Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force...
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Sarah Nancy Key

May 13, 1949 - September 5, 2014

Key, Sarah Nancy 1949-2014 Sarah Nancy Key passed away on September 5, 2014, ending a nine-month struggle with lung cancer in a non¬-smoker, which she faced with true grit. The daughter of S. N. Key, Jr., M.D. and Doris J. Key, Sarah was born at the old Seton Hospital in Austin on May 13, 1949. She attended Austin public schools from Dill School through McCallum High School. She graduated...
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Walter Wendlandt

July 7, 1929 - September 4, 2014

Walter Wendlandt passed away peacefully September 4, 2014 surrounded by his family and while listening to the Spirit of Aggieland in Austin, Texas. He was born in Austin, Texas on July 7, 1929. He was the second of two sons born to Charles and Helen Wendlandt. He lost his mother when he was four years old and his father when he was eleven years old. He and his older brother, Charles, were then...
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Lester "Les" Shaw

October 28, 1940 - September 4, 2014

Lester Alan Shaw (Les), 73, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from Mesothelioma. The memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Andice Baptist Church in Florence with Pastor Daniel Crowther officiating. Inurnment will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Texas State Cemetery in Killeen. Cremation is being...
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Jack C. Goodman

October 18, 1926 - September 4, 2014

A bright, warm light, Jack C. Goodman, 87, suddenly joined his Savior on September 4, 2014. Born October 18, 1926 in New Jersey and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, he graduated from high school and was drafted by the United States Army in 1944, serving as a member of the 50th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon during WWII. While stationed at Camp Swift near Bastrop in 1945, he met the love of his life, a...
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Harris Terrell Allen, Jr.

February 13, 1925 - September 4, 2014

Harris Terrell Allen Jr., 89, died Sept. 4 at his home in Austin after a long illness. Born in Dallas in 1925, Terrell's family moved to Austin where he attended Allan Junior High and Austin High School. He was active in sports and played center on the Austin High state championship football team and was unanimous choice as All-State Center. He also ran the 440-yard relay on Austin High's...
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Jean Burleson Townsend

February 18, 1925 - September 4, 2014

Jean Burleson Townsend, Age 89, of Buchanan Dam, Texas, passed away September 4, 2014. Jean was the youngest of five children of Guy and Mary Burleson. She was born on February 18, 1925 in Concord, Texas. Mrs. Townsend was the widow of Dan Townsend. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her two sisters, Louise Scott and Mochelle Taylor; two brothers, Wallace Burleson and Clayton...
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Harry Gowdy Doss

June 27, 1926 - September 3, 2014

Harry Gowdy Doss passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on September 3, 2014 in Austin, TX. Harry was born on June 27, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA to William "Bill" Doss and Georgia Rose Gowdy-Doss. Harry met Celia "Dolly" Ellenor Bender in 1943 and they were married on May 31, 1944. Harry and Dolly celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past May. Harry and Dolly have resided in...
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Truman Echols Hornsby

November 12, 1963 - September 2, 2014

HORNSBY, Truman Echols Truman Echols Hornsby – Born Sanford, Florida, November 12, 1963 – Died Austin, Texas, September 2, 2014 Truman was just 50 years old on September 2, 2014, when his battle with cancer ended and he entered Heaven. He had the fighting spirit of his father Michael D Hornsby and mother Mary Morris Hornsby. This spirit is the strength of the Hornsby heritage and...
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Gus Martin Grosskopf

January 2, 1925 - September 2, 2014

GUS MARTIN GROSSKOPF passed away at age 89 on September 2, 2014. Gus was born in Travis County on January 2, 1925 to William Grosskopf and Bertha Engelmann Grosskopf. He graduated from Austin High School in 1942. He volunteered for the Army Air Force at 18 and earned his pilot's wings in 1944. Gus flew 24 combat missions in B-25s to Borneo and the Philippines. After discharge from the Air...
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William Thomas (Bill) Hall

May 20, 1936 - August 31, 2014

WILLIAM THOMAS (BILL) HALL Bill Hall, "a lawyer's lawyer," a man of style and charm, a man of luminous intelligence, died August 31, 2014, at Christopher House from complications of dementia, a disease which took its inexorable toll, robbing him of his faculties and his family of his presence. A powerful stroke in 1999 that initiated his brain damage finally struck its final blow to Bill and...
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Sherman Allen Kusin

March 15, 1933 - August 31, 2014

Sherman Allen Kusin died unexpectedly Sunday, August 31, 2014. Sherman was born March 15, 1933, in Texarkana, Texas. He grew up in Texarkana before enrolling in the University of Texas at Austin in 1950. From the moment he hit the forty acres, he fell in love with Austin and all things UT. After serving as an officer in the Air Force, he worked in radio for a brief time in San Francisco...
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Elida G. Salinas

August 16, 1939 - August 31, 2014

Elida G. Salinas age 75, of Austin passed away August 31, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raul Salinas. Elida is survived by her daughters, Mary Malagon, Judy Castillo, Deborah Riojas, Christine Ramos Del Rio; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Jesse Villegas, Jr. Wake Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish...
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William "Bill" Didlake

February 11, 1939 - August 31, 2014

DIDLAKE, BRIGADIER GENERAL, USAF (Ret), William Woodford "Bill" Bill passed away peacefully on August 31, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 1939, Bill was raised in Borger, Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University, where he served as Cadet Corps Commander of the Air Force ROTC during his senior year. It was from the ROTC that Bill went on to spend a...
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Lois Opal Sosebee

August 27, 1923 - August 30, 2014

Lois Opal Sosebee 91 of Buda passed away August 30, 2014 at West Oaks Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Austin. She was born on August 27, 1923 in Edna, Texas to Lillie Mae Daniell Lenderman and Hobart McKinley Lenderman. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward Y. Sosebee of 57 years; and her brother, Forest Lenderman. Lois is survived by her son, Edward Craig...
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Clara Katherine Patterson Young

November 13, 1933 - August 29, 2014

Clara Katherine Patterson Young age 80, of Spicewood, Texas, passed away Aug 29, 2014. Clara was the daughter of Reverend Tom and Edna Patterson. She was born on November 13, 1933 in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Young was widow of the late Thomas F. Young, former retired Navy Seal. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, and step son Luke Young. She is survived by her 3 children...
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George Carlton Mead, Jr.

January 23, 1956 - August 28, 2014

George Carlton Mead, Jr. left us too soon on August 28, 2014 following a brief illness. Born in San Antonio, Texas on January 23, 1956, George was the eldest son of Nancy and George Mead. A graduate of Alamo Heights High School, George was president of the Student Council as well as a formidable presence on the high school debate circuit—ranked second in the nation in extemporaneous...
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Joyce U. Ballard

October 31, 1927 - August 28, 2014

Joyce Unell Hammonds Ballard, 86, died on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at her home in Austin, Texas. She will be buried alongside her late husband in her hometown of Van Alstyne, Texas following a graveside service at 11am on Saturday, September 6. There will be a visitation at the Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne from 6pm – 8pm on Friday, September 5. Joyce was born on October 31, 1927 in...
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Dionicio "Don" "DQ" Sanchez, Jr.

February 11, 1950 - August 28, 2014

Our beloved Dionicio Sanchez. Jr., aka "Don" or "DQ", born February 11, 1950, expired August 28, 2014. He is survived by a son, Alejandro D. Sanchez; granddaughters, Catherine Grace Sanchez and Micaella Fay Sanchez; a sister, Velia C. Sanchez; his Tia Mama Elena C. Cruz; and Tia Nellie Dominguez. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 2, 2014 starting at 5:00 p.m., with a Rosary Service at...
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Anna Lisa Smith

August 17, 1958 - August 28, 2014

Anna Lisa Smith, age 56, passed peacefully on August 28, 2014, surrounded by her family. Lisa was born in San Antonio, TX on August 17, 1958 to Lee Roy and Ruth Haak. She is survived by her husband Byron Smith; brother Levi Haak and wife Cheryl; her daughter Danae Collins; son Serin Crouch and wife Keiko; son Duran Crouch and wife Deanna; grandchildren Taylor, Shelby, Kolby, Keiley, James and...
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Lee Edward Hartman, Jr.

August 15, 1943 - August 28, 2014

Lee Edward Hartman, Jr. August 15th, 1943 - August 28th, 2014 Lee Edward Hartman, Jr. passed away on Thursday morning after suffering a stroke at his home in Austin. Lee was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, on August 15, 1943 to Dr. Lee Edward Hartman and Nona Cook Hartman, a schoolteacher. Just three years, old he moved with his parents and big sister Sara to East Texas, where his father...
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Catherine M. Mikos

October 15, 1918 - August 27, 2014

Catherine M. (Whalen) Mikos, 95, formerly of Highland Park, IL and Lake Forest, IL, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014, in Arden Courts in Austin, TX, following an extended illness. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on October 15, 1918, she was the daughter of Thomas J. and Mary Ellen (Tully) Whalen. She was a graduate of Langley High School. She was married in Pittsburgh, to John J. Mikos on July 19,...
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Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside

February 27, 1928 - August 27, 2014

Ouida Mae (Dent) Whiteside of Austin, Texas passed away August 27, 2014. She was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on February 27, 1928 to Roy B. Dent and Mary Odell (Johnson) Dent of Timpson, Texas. She grew up in Tenaha and Timpson, Texas and graduated from Timpson High School. On November 27, 1947, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Stanley Whiteside and spent more than 52 years...
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Robert L. Orton, USAF Retired

February 21, 1921 - August 27, 2014

Robert L. Orton (Bob) 93 years of age of Austin, TX died August 27, 2014 in Dripping Springs. Born February 21, 1921, in Elgin, Illinois, the eldest son of Ira & Martha Orton was raised and schooled in Elgin graduating from Elgin High School in 1939, attending the Elgin Watchmakers College and working for the Elgin National Watch Factory. He entered military service as a US Army Air Corps...
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Mary "Mary Lou" Louise Gwynn

November 18, 1928 - August 26, 2014

Mary Louise "Mary Lou", age 85, passed away August 26, 2014 in Austin, TX. The cherubim and seraphim are blowing their trumpets to herald the arrival of a new angel in Heaven. Mary Lou was born on November 18, 1928 on the south side of Chicago into a Catholic family. There she grew up rooting for the White Sox. Upon completing Morgan Park High School in Chicago, she enrolled at Mundelein...
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Katheryne "Katey" Gilligan

May 7, 1968 - August 25, 2014

Katheryne "Katey" Gilligan, passed away August 25, 2014 at the age of 46. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 30th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Ave in Austin. Memorial services will follow at 5:00 p.m. in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. Full obituary is pending ...................
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Lane Warburton

September 11, 1969 - August 25, 2014

Lane Golden Warburton passed away at his home in Austin, Texas, on August 25, 2014. Warburton, Lane Golden was born September 11, 1969, in Alice, Texas, to Lawrence Henry Warburton and Jeanelle Golden Warburton. He graduated from Alice High School, Class of 1988. He attended college at what was Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, and would later complete his Associates Degree in...
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Ralph Daugherty, Jr.

December 25, 1929 - August 25, 2014

Ralph Howard Daugherty, Jr. passed away peacefully August 25, after a courageous battle to overcome complications suffered from an automobile accident in May. Ralph was born to Ralph Howard Daugherty Sr. and Nancy Karon Holland on Christmas Day 1929 in Ada, Oklahoma. Shortly after his birth, he moved to Rankin, a small west Texas town. He graduated valedictorian from Rankin High School and...
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William "Spike" Parker

March 14, 1945 - August 25, 2014

William C. (Spike) Parker, a lifelong resident of Austin, passed away on August 25, 2014. He was born March 14, 1945 to Morris W. Parker and Viola Pearl Williams Parker, who both preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Vicki J. Parker; daughters, Michelle Parker Baumbach and husband Donald Baumbach, Stephanie Parker Barker and husband S. E. Barker, Shawna Guidry Kowis, husband E J...
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Cynthia Santos

October 5, 1956 - August 24, 2014

Cynthia Santos of Kyle, Texas, passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Cynthia is survived by daughter, Melanie Reyna; sons, William Reyna II, Julio Santos; and numerous family members. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress, Austin, Texas 78704 with Recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm...
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Wanda Ruth Fielder

January 8, 1937 - August 23, 2014

Wanda Ruth Cunningham Fielder passed away at her home in Austin, Texas, on August 23, 2014. Wanda was born on January 8, 1937, to Orville Rudolph and Pauline Jones Cunningham in Quemado, Texas. Wanda began school in Quemado and eventually graduated from Spur High School. She was then accepted to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She graduated in 1956 with a degree in mathematics. ...
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Walter Ray Tallent

March 9, 1949 - August 23, 2014

Walter Ray Tallent passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014, after a brave battle from Acute Myeloid Leukemia including complications. He was born at Methodist Central Hospital, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, to Erin Shirden Tallent and Doris Baker Wight on March 9, 1949. He grew up there and attended Adamson High School. He played on the Tennis Team, had a Rock 'n Roll Band, where they...
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Lorraine Whitman Adams

June 14, 1930 - August 22, 2014

Fort Worth native Lorraine Adams, aged 84, has joined her husband Fred, and son Fred 3, in the hereafter. Lorraine passed away at home, on Sunday August 24th 2014, in the company of her family and dear friends. She is survived by sons Alvin and Mark Adams. Fred and Lorraine were married for 59 years and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 4th, 2014. Lorraine...
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Edward Lee Peacock

May 17, 1951 - August 22, 2014

Edward Lee Peacock, 63, of Jonestown, Texas, passed away on August 22, 2014. He was born in San Angelo, Texas on May 17, 1951. In 1969, Ed graduated from Conroe High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1973 out of Norfolk, Virginia with a rank of E-5, 2nd class P.O. He then attended Sam Houston State University, and in 1976 graduated with a Bachelor of...
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Frances Bisang Monroe

October 6, 1926 - August 21, 2014

Frances Bisang Monroe, 87, of Austin, Texas passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Frankie was born in San Antonio on October 6, 1926 to Dorothy and Sylvan Bisang. Frankie attended Thomas Jefferson High School and Incarnate Word College. In 1946 Frankie married Robert (Bobby) Monroe and they lived in El Paso and San Antonio before permanently settling in Austin in 1954. Frankie was a...
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Martha Ann (Gouger) Halden

July 22, 1933 - August 21, 2014

Martha Ann (Gouger) Halden of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on August 21, 2014 after courageously enduring numerous health issues. She was born July 22, 1933 in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from Sunset High School in 1950, she graduated from Methodist Hospital of Dallas School of Nursing and was licensed as a Registered Nurse in 1954. While attending nursing school she met her...
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Curtis Johnson

April 21, 1936 - August 21, 2014

Curtis Johnson, age 78, of Austin, TX passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born April 21, 1936 to Helen & Elmer Johnson in Austin. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Wanda Breed Johnson; his daughter and son-in-law Bev and Raymund Kuenast; his son Rusty Johnson; and son and daughter-in-law Clay and Suzanne Johnson, all of Austin. He is also survived by...
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Velma Fay Kirschner

June 12, 1914 - August 21, 2014

Velma Fay Kirschner, 100, quietly passed away Thursday morning in her home in Florence, TX. Velma was a 50+ year resident of Austin, TX. She retired from Texas Automotive Insurance Services in 1979 after 34 years of service. Velma Fay (West) Kirschner was born near Leander, TX. on June 12, 1914, to Steve William West and Lonnie Mae (Waley) West. She was a 1932 graduate of Liberty Hill where...
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John H. Evler III

July 4, 1942 - August 19, 2014

John H. Evler III, age 72, died at home in Austin on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Known to family and close friends as Jay, John was born in Frederick, Maryland, to parents Catherine Adele Evler and John H. Evler II. John attended high school in Westminster, Maryland; after graduating from high school, he joined the United States Air Force. After completing his four years of service, he returned...
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Victoria Suarez

May 16, 1990 - August 19, 2014

Our beautiful Victoria Suarez, of Austin, Texas, and formerly of Pflugerville, Texas left this earthly life way too soon. Victoria was born on May 16, 1990 and passed away on August 19, 2014 at the young age of 24 years old she was born in Austin, Texas to Marilyn Dobbs and Adam Suarez. Victoria is survived by her son, Nathan; her parents, Marilyn Dobbs and Adam Suarez; her grandparents,...
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Joseph Esparza, C.S.C.

October 23, 1951 - August 19, 2014

Brother Joseph Esparza, CSC, 62, a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Moreau Province, passed away in Austin, TX on August 19, 2014. The son of Reynaldo Esparza and Nora Ruiz Esparza, Brother Joseph was a native of San Antonio and a proud descendant of Gregorio Esparza, a hero of the Battle of the Alamo. Joseph attended elementary school at Christ the King Parish, and graduated from Holy...
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Santos (Santitos) Ybanez Martinez

September 7, 1925 - August 19, 2014

Santos (Santitos) Ybanez Martinez, age 88, of Austin, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Santitos was born September 7, 1925 to Filiberto and Santos Ybanez in Hebbronville, Texas. Before her marriage and becoming a housewife, Santitos worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell during World War II. Santitos was blessed with a loving husband of over 50 years who preceded her in death,...
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Billye Lee Sorgee

April 5, 1925 - August 18, 2014

Billye Lee Roark Sorgee, 89, died August 18th, in Cedar Park. She was born April 5, 1925 in Collingsworth County in the eastern part of the Texas panhandle. Billye was the first child of Lee and Nova Roark and was the first grandchild of her generation in the Roark and Morris families. She grew up in the tiny community of Lutie, Texas. She began her schooling at Lutie and was a member of one...
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Mary Jane Sandlin

April 3, 1921 - August 16, 2014

Ms. Mary Jane Sandlin passed away peacefully on August 16 in Lakeway, Texas after a courageous battle with ongoing illnesses. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. James and Lula Sandlin, her sister, Laviana "Sunny" Barrow, and brother-in-law, Wes Barrow. She is survived by her nephews Robert McDonald, Solomon Barrow, Jr., her nieces Bibi McDonald, Dolly Barrow, and her great nephews...
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David L. Huff

April 30, 1931 - August 15, 2014

David Huff, academician, rancher, husband, father, grandfather, and friend died on August 15, 2014 after a full and rewarding life. He was born on April 30, 1931 in McMinnville, TN to Dawson L. Huff and Alice Lynch Huff. A brother, James, followed the next year. All have predeceased him. David spent an idyllic boyhood on Lake Oswego, OR before moving on to find a college or career that held...
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Florence Marks Gustafson

August 8, 1930 - August 15, 2014

The Lord called Florence home on August 15, 2014. She came into this world on August 8, 1930. She was born in Caldwell, TX to Joseph John Marks and Anna Marie Costello Marks. Florence worked for the Texas Highway Department for several years before marrying and becoming a devoted homemaker. She was a loving and cherished daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is...
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Carol Ann Florence

January 17, 1933 - August 15, 2014

Carol Ann Florence was called to her heavenly home on August 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Carol was born into this world on January 17, 1933 to Richard and Alma (Wold) Larson in Loves Park, IL. She graduated from Harlem High School in 1951. Married Martin Florence on February 2, 1952 in Loves Park, IL and there they remained building their family for 47 years before moving to Austin, TX in 1999. ...
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Lawrence Wolford Seeger

January 24, 1928 - August 15, 2014

Lawrence W. Seeger of Austin, Texas, passed away on August 15, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. He was 86. Lawrence was born January 24, 1928, in McKinney, Texas to Ed and Bera Seeger. Lawrence has one surviving sibling Billy Seeger and four surviving cousins including Jane Casiraghi, Billy John McNamara, Pat McNamara, Jerry McNamara and Mike McNamara. Siblings and cousins preceding...
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Guadalupe "Lupe" Lafuente

February 5, 1933 - August 15, 2014

Guadalupe "Lupe" Lafuente passed away peacefully in Austin, Texas at the age of 81 with his family at his side. A celebration of life service will be held with visitation beginning at 6 pm, following with a rosary at 7 pm. on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home. Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Burial will follow at...
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Frank Stockwell

December 10, 1929 - August 14, 2014

Francis "Frank" Stockwell, age 84, passed away August 14, 2014 at Colonial Gardens, Austin, TX. Frank was born on December 10, 1929 in Henderson, NY. After completing high school, He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served from 1947 to 1956 with the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, HI and later in Bainbridge, MD as a machine accountant second class. During his service he was...
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Modelle Ballard

November 12, 1917 - August 14, 2014

Modelle Brasher Ballard passed from this life on August 14, 2014 at the age of 96. She was born on November 12, 1917 in Lubbock, Texas to Corrie Lee Acuff Brasher and Larence Hubbard Brasher. A few years later her family moved to Weslaco, Texas where her father began a retail business. They remained there until they moved to the Austin-Dripping Springs area midway through the Great...
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Scott Hanson

April 8, 1967 - August 13, 2014

Scott Hanson, born April 8, 1967, passed away suddenly on August 13, 2014 at the age of 47. The world lost an amazing father, a devoted and loving son, a phenomenal brother and a caring uncle, who was also his nephew's mentor and friend. Scott was a "best friend", not only to his family but to many others. Everyone loved being around him because of his exuberant personality, wit and...
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Patricia "Pat" Lane Boon

September 29, 1928 - August 13, 2014

Patricia "Pat" Lane Boon, age 85, passed away August 13, 2014 at Longhorn Village, Austin, TX. The angels are surely singing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" which is one of Pat's favorite songs. Pat was born on September 29, 1928 in Harlingen, TX and grew up in Longview, TX. After completing high school, she enrolled at Kilgore Junior College where two noteworthy things happened. She met her future...
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Jelma Marjorie "Margie" Stark

March 28, 1937 - August 13, 2014

Jelma Marjorie "Margie" Stark age 77 of Rosanky passed away August 13, 2014. Survived by her loving husband, Billy Joe Stark; sons, Billy Q. Stark and wife Jewell, Daniel J. Stark; daughter, Pamela Mays and husband William; nine grandchildren all of Smithville, Texas; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at...
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Heather Renee Lord Tamez

December 31, 1979 - August 12, 2014

"Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind." - Anonymous In loving memory of Heather Renee Lord Tamez, born December 31,1979 and handed to God on August 12, 2014, daughter of Laurance and Carol, sister of Andy and Will. Beloved wife of Darby, mother of Donovan, stepmother of Jason, Ben, Sabrina and Daughter-in-law to John, Jesusa, Louis and Gayle. Sister-in...
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Hunter Ross Williams

October 6, 1986 - August 12, 2014

Hunter "Ross" Williams, born October 6, 1986 passed away suddenly on August 12, 2014. Ross was a native of Austin, Texas and a graduate of McCallum High School. He was an avid fisherman, marksman, hunter and a good athlete. Ross was the most thoughtful, sweetest person. He was very loyal to his family and friends, and he was always there for those in need. He had an infectious personality...
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Howard B. Walker

December 19, 1926 - August 12, 2014

After struggling with Parkinson's disease and Lewy-Body Dementia, Howard Walker of Onion Creek, Austin, TX and formerly Luling, TX was received into God's loving arms on August 12, 2014, at the age of 87 with his family at his side. Howard was born on December 19, 1926 in Weir, TX to Sidney and Ida Scott Walker. Howard was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Jacqueline. Howard...
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Mary Hurst

September 25, 1922 - August 12, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Palm Hurst passed away on August 12, 2014. Mary was born September 25, 1922, in Austin, the daughter of Edward Joel Palm of Austin and Martha Meachum Palm, originally of Anderson, Texas. She attended public schools in Austin and Huntsville and graduated from the University of Texas with a B.B.A. degree in 1944. She was married to John Kennard Hurst on October 11, 1946 until his...
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Josephine Bluntzer

April 14, 1940 - August 12, 2014

Josephine Nicklin Bluntzer "Jo", age 74, passed away on August 12, 2014. She was born on April 14, 1940 in Port Arthur, Texas to Francis Oliver Nicklin, Sr. and Josephine Mellers Nicklin. After she graduated from Bishop Byrne Catholic High School in Port Arthur, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1962 and master's degree in education in 1965 at the University of Texas. Jo taught sixth grade in...
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Mark William Barrick

July 12, 1960 - August 11, 2014

Mark William Barrick July 12, 1960 – August 11, 2014 Mark William Barrick, age 54, of Saratoga Springs, New York, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2014. Mark was born in El Dorado, Kansas, but grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating from college, Mark moved to Texas to begin his career in engineering. Mark was blessed with his loving wife, Suzanne. Together they...
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Wilbur Vernon "Vern" Bennett, Jr.

November 28, 1938 - August 11, 2014

Wilbur Vernon "Vern" Bennett, Jr., 75, of Lakeway, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014, following a long and valiant battle against Alzheimer's disease. Vern was born November 28, 1938, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Wilbur and Louvean Bennett. He graduated from Ponchatoula High School and Louisiana State University and was a lifelong LSU Tiger fan. Vern was a caring man who loved his family...
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Ann Prescott Hopkins

March 4, 1931 - August 10, 2014

Ann Prescott Hopkins, age 83, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Arden Courts in Austin, Texas. Ms. Hopkins was born March 4, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1953, and married her college sweetheart, Joseph A. Hopkins. Upon college graduation, Ms. Hopkins was a career school teacher while Mr. Hopkins...
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Rehn Peterson

July 17, 1952 - August 10, 2014

The Lord called His faithful servant, Rehn Peterson, home quite unexpectedly, leaving behind a legacy that will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He was a wonderful husband and father who deeply cherished his wife and sons. His contagious smile, witty sense of humor, and unconditional love reminds us to treasure every minute we have, not taking anything for granted...
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Catherine (Gajdosik) Kilgore

August 4, 1950 - August 9, 2014

Catherine (Gajdosik) Kilgore of Austin Texas passed from this life on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Cathy was born in Waco Texas to Louis and Margie Gajdosik and grew up in the city of West Texas. Cathy enjoyed many of the things life had to offer. She loved her husband and the love of her life Michael Wayne Kilgore and son and daughter in law Michael and Daniela. She enjoyed a good cup of bold...
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Jimmy Arthur Meserole

March 6, 1935 - August 8, 2014

Jimmy "Jim" Arthur Meserole of Lago Vista, Texas peacefully passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 at the age of 79. He was born in Austin, Texas on March 6, 1935 to Joe and Lucy Meserole. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend to many. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Virginia Lucille Lewis and his brother Robert Joe Meserole. He is survived in death by his son,...
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Robert "Bob" Williams

December 23, 1933 - August 6, 2014

Bob Williams, 80, passed away at his home in Lakeway on August 6, 2014. He was born in San Antonio, TX on December 23rd, 1933 to Raymond and Ida Williams. He is survived by his daughters, Hillary Williams and Heather Smutzer; granddaughters Haley and Emma Smutzer; nieces Margaret Greene, Suzanne Matas and Suzanne's husband Chris and their children, Christian, Jonathan and Colette Matas;...
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Mazie Lou Burton

February 19, 1922 - August 6, 2014

Mazie Lou Erlenbusch Burton 92, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, August 6, 2014. She was born on February 19, 1922 in Houston, Texas and was one of three children to Bertha Croswell Erlenbusch and Otto Lewis Erlenbusch of Decatur, IL. Her parents, her older sister Helen, younger brother Guy and her husband Leonard Miller Burton (52 years) and second husband, Homer Long (4 years) of Austin,...
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Marion Grace Hollingshead

April 10, 1922 - August 6, 2014

Marion Grace Hollingshead went home August 6, 2014 of natural causes. Born in Covington, OK on April 10, 1922 to John and Inez Bish, her family moved to Texas in the mid-1920's, with her father being one of the pioneers in the Texas oil business. Marion graduated from Alvin High School in 1940, and then received a Nursing certificate from St. Joseph Hospital - Houston in Dec 1942. Marion was...
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Dorothy M. Orton

September 5, 1922 - August 5, 2014

Dorothy M. Orton, age 91 of Austin, Texas, died August 5, 2014. Born September 5, 1922, Dorothy was the oldest child of John E. and Myrtle Mungerson of Elgin, Illinois. She was raised in Elgin and following her graduation from Elgin High School, she worked as a bookkeeper in Chicago and for the Elgin National Watch Company in Elgin, Illinois. Dorothy, or "Dot" to her family and closest friends,...
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Nancy Raisch Stephens

October 1, 1928 - August 5, 2014

Nancy Raisch Stephens of Odessa, Texas passed away peacefully at Gentiva Odyssey Hospice on August 5. Nancy is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dr. Charles Anthon Stephens; her five "wunnerful" children Debbie Stephens, Claudia Stephens and her husband Matt Tomlanovich, Charles Stephens and his wife, Kathleen, Barbara Stephens and her wife, Jayne Iafrate, and Jerry Stephens and his wife,...
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Kathryn Mary Goodyear (Katie)

June 9, 1959 - August 4, 2014

Kathryn Mary Goodyear (Katie), of Village of the Hills, Texas passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014. She was born on June 9, 1959 in Minneapolis Minnesota to Mary Patricia Stravens Goodyear and Harry John Goodyear (both deceased.) She attended the University of Dallas and graduated from the University of Texas. Kathryn worked as a healthcare consultant, both in her own business and for United...
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James Edward Fortune

November 9, 1936 - August 3, 2014

James Edward Fortune, 77, of Austin, Texas passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014. James was born on November 9, 1936, in San Antonio to Walter and Stella Fortune. In a single conversation with Jim one would instantly say that he was a man of strength, wisdom and most of all faith for the Lord. He and Marie shared an everlasting, devoted marriage of 55 years. His children and grandchildren...
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James Lee (JL) Weaver

September 23, 1985 - August 3, 2014

James Lee Weaver (JL), 28, of Austin, TX passed away on August 3rd in a motorcycle accident. He was the beloved son of Lana Delashaw and Arvin Weaver and was born on September 23rd, 1985 in Austin, TX. After he graduated from Westwood High School, he went to work as an auto mechanic. James enjoyed a host of hobbies and activities. He was a very active person and loved to travel many places...
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Dulcie Hill Dean

March 20, 1938 - August 3, 2014

Dulcie Hill Dean, age 76, died on August 3, 2014. She was a 1955 graduate of Travis High School and retired after 34 years with the State Board of Control/General Services Commission. She was preceded in death by mother, Dorothy B. Hill; sister, Dorinda Hill; brothers, Elbert Hill and Lemuel Hill; son, James Allen Dean. She is survived by her grandchildren, Michael Dean, Jason Dean, Carrie...
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Inez Dominguez Perez

April 20, 1937 - August 2, 2014

Inez Dominguez Perez, age 77 of Austin passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014. She was born on Tuesday, April 20, 1937 to Jesus and Paula Dominguez in Manchaca, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 33 years, Charlie Perez; son, Juan Montez; sister, Petra D. Arellano. Inez is survived by her children, Jimmy Montez, Jesse Montez, Joe Perez, Josie Soza; thirteen...
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John Maxwell Herman III

September 11, 1942 - August 2, 2014

John Maxwell Herman III, 71, of The Hills, TX passed away on August 2nd of a glioblastoma. He was born to John Maxwell Herman Jr. and Constance Crabb Herman on September 11, 1942 in York, PA. After graduating from York Suburban High School, John attended Penn State University, graduating from Southern Methodist University with a BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering. He attended SMU on its...
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Charles Arthur (C.A.) Muller

November 21, 1925 - August 1, 2014

32,370 days Grandpa, just 32,370 days. It is easy to count the days you were with us, but as I sit down to express our sadness, gratitude and share your story… I am finding it difficult to put it down on paper. We can measure how long you have been with us, but we could never measure what you brought to our lives. God blessed us with you on November 21st, 1925 and you left a lasting mark on our...
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Becky Stueve

June 30, 1958 - July 31, 2014

Becky Stueve of Austin passed away Thursday July 31, 2014. Becky was born June 30, 1958 to Joel Si and Mary Delores Collins in Houston, Texas whom she has now reunited with along with her beloved son Michael Thoren and her brother Bruce Collins. Becky's passion for her family was undeniable. She loved the simplest things in life from grilling out in the back yard to listening to live music,...
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Aubry Hugh Duckworth

September 23, 1938 - July 31, 2014

History and good memories of Aubry Hugh Duckworth Aubrey Hugh Duckworth was born on September 23, 1938, in Dalhart, Texas. He is survived by his immediate family, a sister, Clara (Duckworth) Barrington and a nephew, Steven Lynn Barrington. He also has many cousins and friends who also loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Newton Duckworth and Myrtle Clara Kelly Duckworth. ...
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Ewan James Ragsdale

July 30, 2014 - July 30, 2014

Ewan James Ragsdale, beautiful son of Randi and Ian Ragsdale; brother of Ruby; beloved grandchild of Stacey Townsend, Rodney Hernandez, Delilah Blake, and James Ragsdale; cherished nephew of Steven Hernandez, Devon Ragsdale, and Jeffrey Ragsdale, passed away during childbirth on July 30, 2014. Ewan is a treasured gift who touched the lives of many. We will always miss and love you.
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Roger Joseph Byrne

May 25, 1933 - July 30, 2014

Roger Joseph Byrne passed away on July 30, 2014. He was born on May 25, 1933, in Peosta, Iowa, to Marcella and Joseph Byrne. He graduated from Loras College, and received two further degrees from the University of Iowa. He served in the United States Army. Roger worked for FMC Corporation, Envirotech Corporation and ITT Corporation in various engineering and sales positions. He was awarded...
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William Douglas "Doug" Dohmann

December 23, 1944 - July 28, 2014

William Douglas "Doug" Dohmann, born December 23, 1944 in Weesatche, Goliad County, Texas and passed away on July 28, 2014 in Austin, Texas following a brief illness. Doug graduated Cum Laude from Victoria high school. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Dohmann, mother, Lizzie Dohmann, and brother, Donnie Dohmann. Doug is survived by Cornelia "Sam" Arhelger of Bastrop and son...
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William Prichard Person

February 13, 1950 - July 26, 2014

Person, William Prichard William Prichard Person of Austin, TX, passed away on July 26, 2014 following a valiant ten-year battle with cancer. Will was born on February 13, 1950, in Vicksburg, MS, and grew up in nearby Port Gibson. After graduating from Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN, Will left college to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He then moved to Flagstaff, AZ,...
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Phyllis T. Aleman

May 1, 1928 - July 26, 2014

Phyllis T. Aleman age 86 of Austin passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014. She was born on Tuesday, May 1, 1928 to Julian and Petra Teran in Austin, Texas. Obituary pending................ Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, July 28, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. Funeral Service 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at...
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