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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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Pauline De La Vega Flores

June 29, 1928 - July 22, 2014

Pauline De La Vega Flores, 86, of Austin passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at her residence in Austin. She was born on June 29, 1928 in Kingsbury, Texas to Juan and Luz Montoya De La Vega. She was a member of St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church and was an Associate with the City of Austin. Pauline was an inspiration to all who knew her gentle, kind, strong spirit. She adored her family...
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Phyllis E. Hein Hook

February 23, 1925 - July 21, 2014

Phyllis Hook, 89, of Austin, Texas, died Monday at Longhorn Village. Phyllis Elizabeth Hein Hook was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Billings, Montana, the fifth of eight children born to Alexander and Mary Gabel Hein. After graduating from Billings High School she went to work for Mountain Bell Telephone, beginning a career with the Bell System that continued in supervisory and managerial positions...
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Margaret Lillie Marek Hunter

May 9, 1926 - July 21, 2014

Margaret Lillie Marek Hunter Margaret Hunter of Austin, Texas was born on May 9, 1926 in Burleson County, Texas to Hynek and Annie Skirvanek Marek. She passed away on July 21, 2014 in Austin, Texas at the age of 88. After graduating from high school Margaret attended Durham Business College in Austin. Following her completion of business studies she went to work at Camp Swift, Texas. There...
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Mark David Strickert

April 9, 1964 - July 20, 2014

Mark David Strickert, 50, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Maui. A beloved husband and father, Mark was born April 9, 1964 in Bradenton, Florida. Mark earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Mark joined IBM after graduation, where he met and fell in love with his best friend, Mary. At the time of his death, Mark was...
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Elsie Lawrence Clemens

March 20, 1916 - July 20, 2014

Elsie Lawrence Clemens Elsie Lawrence Clemens died on July 20, 2014. She was born March 20, 1916 to C.W. and Ethie Wood Lawrence in Quitman, Texas. The Lawrence and Wood families were early settlers of Wood County, Texas and Elsie was proud to be a fourth generation Texan. Growing up in Brackenridge, Texas she was not happy when her junior year of high school her family moved to Longview,...
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Gustavo Olivares

November 22, 1919 - July 19, 2014

Gustavo Olivares, 94 of Austin, Texas went to his heavenly rest on July 19, 2014. Gustavo, "Gus" to his friends was born in Mexico November 22, 1919. At a very young age, Gus came to the United States with his parents. Gus grew up in central Texas and left when drafted for military service during World War II. Severe battle wounds left Gus greatly challenged, but never defeated. The United...
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Lorene S. Zoch

August 11, 1926 - July 15, 2014

Lorene S. Zoch age 87 of Giddings died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was born August 11, 1926 in Giddings and was the daughter of Henry and Selma (Fischer) Namken. She was a lifelong resident of Giddings and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Immanuel Ladies Aid for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Herbert Zoch, her brothers, Albert, Alton,...
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Joe Teran Sifuentes

October 3, 1947 - July 14, 2014

Joe T. Sifuentes was born in Austin, Texas on October 3, 1947. Parents were Manuel C. Sifuentes, Sr. and Guadalupe Teran Sifuentes. Joe passed away on July 14, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents; and infant son, Joseph. A lifetime resident of Austin, Joe was unique and extremely bright kind person with many friends. Joe attended Travis High School. Joe was one of five siblings. ...
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Sarah Kathryn Malone Turner

August 17, 1937 - July 14, 2014

Sarah Kathryn Malone Turner, was born in Gainesville, TX on August 17, 1937 as the only child to Jesse Bennett Malone and Helen Louise Steck Williams. She passed away on July 14, 2014 in Austin, TX. She is preceded in death by her son, Miles Bennett Turner and her parents. A longtime resident of Austin, Sarah was an extremely bright and kind person with many friends. Sarah attended...
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Antonio Perea-Borboa

January 17, 1927 - July 14, 2014

Nacido en Enero 17 de 1927 en El Pie de la Loma Edo de Mexico, fallecio en Julio 14, 2014 en Austin Texas. Recordandolo como el mejor de los padres y excelente abuelo dejandonos como herencia, la Integridad respeto, honestidad y amor a la familia. Te Recordaremos siempre en nuestras corazones y en nuestros oraciones. Los servicios funerals se llevaran a cabo el dia Jueves 17 de...
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Raymond Louis Neubauer

February 6, 1942 - July 13, 2014

Raymond Louis Neubauer, Senior Lecturer in Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, died of a sudden heart attack in his home in Austin on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Dr. Neubauer had been teaching in the College of Natural Science since 1994 where he was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2001, teaching a variety of courses including Genetics, Genetics and Evolution, the Structure and Function of...
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Jim Row

February 9, 1948 - July 13, 2014

Jim Row, beloved father, husband, grandfather and friend, died in Austin on July 13th surrounded by family and friends. Jim was a joy to everyone he knew, even only for a moment. The irresistible twinkle in his eye lured many a friend into his singular, adventure-filled world. That same twinkle let you know there was some scheme he was hatching, but never to harm, only to create unique and...
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Erin Cecelia McGarrity Carlson

March 17, 1922 - July 12, 2014

Erin Cecelia McGarrity Carlson passed peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on July 12, 2014. Erin was born on March 17, 1922 in San Antonio and was the fourth of five sisters. She married Swede Carlson on October 17, 1946 and began her life as a military wife travelling to Japan, Hawaii and various other states, finally arriving in Austin in 1965. Erin is preceded in death by her...
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Gene Charles Reynolds

March 14, 1950 - July 10, 2014

Gene Charles Reynolds of Austin, Texas passed on July 10, 2014 at the age of 64. He was a devoted father, brother, son and friend and he will be missed dearly by all. He is preceded in death by his mother, Nina Faye Huffman, and father, Robert Arthur Reynolds. He is survived by his daughter, Cassidy Rose Reynolds; brother, Greg Reynolds, and his wife, Brenda Reynolds; sister, Pamela Collachi,...
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Martha Woods Covert

May 14, 1926 - July 9, 2014

Martha Woods Covert died peacefully July 9, 2014, with her husband and daughters by her side. Born on May 14, 1926, her parents were Joseph Edgar Woods and Kathryn Gary Doyle Woods of Teague, TX. When she was 11 years old, her parents moved to Temple, TX, where Martha lived until graduating from Temple High School. Her early childhood included travelling with her parents to bank conventions,...
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Seneca Justice Smith

September 14, 1977 - July 7, 2014

Seneca Justice Smith of Austin, Texas, passed on July 7, 2014, at the age of 36. A beloved husband, father, son, brother and grandson. He will be missed by his family as well as a host of friends and associates. He was a computer genius, a talented musician, an awesome handyman, loved all things Japanese, and playing video games with friends and his children. He is survived by his wife Anna...
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Katie Margaret McGuire

November 1, 1914 - July 6, 2014

Katie Margaret (Gladney) McGuire of Austin, passed peacefully into the tender care of our Lord on July 6, 2014. She was born on November 1, 1914 in Waxahachie, Texas to H.R. Gladney and Ella Nelson Gladney. Margaret was a Christian her entire life. Margaret received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas A. and I. Kingsville and enjoyed a long teaching career culminating with many years as...
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Judy Florence Short

November 16, 1947 - July 6, 2014

Judy Florence Short age 66 of Austin passed away on July 6, 2014. She is survived by her three daughters; one brother; one sister; and several grandchildren.
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Frank M. Huerta, Jr.

May 16, 1927 - July 4, 2014

Frank M. Huerta, Jr., 87, of Austin passed away on Friday, July 4th, 2014, in Port Aransas, Texas. Frank was born on May 16, 1927, in Austin, Texas to Alice Montana Huerta and Frank Huerta, Sr. He was a member of San Jose Catholic Church; a World War II and Korean Conflict Air Force Veteran and a retired Manager for Louis Shanks Furniture. Survivors include his wife, Simona Villegas Huerta;...
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Robert Eugene Keith

April 11, 1928 - July 4, 2014

Dr. Robert Eugene Keith, resident of Austin since 1978, passed away peacefully on July 4. Born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1928, he became a research engineer at the GE Research Laboratory in Schenectady, NY and Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, OH, and an Assoc. Professor of Industrial Engineering at Penn State. He graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy in Gulfport, MS and the...
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Robert E. Askew, Sr. MD

March 25, 1928 - July 4, 2014

Robert E. Askew, Sr. MD died on July 4th, 2014, an auspicious date for a man who so loved the people and principles of these United States. Born a Texan to Lyndon and Marie Askew, Bob grew up in Ferris. The University of Texas taught Bob, among many other things, to sing "The Eyes of Texas" proudly and his blood ran orange ever since. After a brief stint in the in U.S. Army, Bob returned to...
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Katheryne Brady Chote

April 10, 1921 - July 4, 2014

Katheryne Brady Chote was born April 10, 1921 in Galveston, Texas and passed away July 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Gage Chote in 1968 after 26 years of marriage. Katheryne is survived by their two children, William Gage Chote, Jr. of Houston, Texas and Nancy Chote Hagman of McQueeney, Texas. She also had one granddaughter, Karen Hagman Lundquist and two...
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Hal Starkey

June 19, 1922 - July 4, 2014

Hal Starkey passed on peacefully at his home in Austin July 4, 2014. He was an "Old Austinite", amusing storyteller and merry prankster. Born in Jacksonville, Texas on June 19, 1922, his family moved to Austin in 1923. Hal graduated from Austin High School in 1941. After 1943 Hal joined the Army Air Corps and trained as a B-24 bomber pilot. While on leave one Christmas, he married his high...
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Margaret Yvonne (Godown) Greene

March 30, 1919 - July 4, 2014

Yvonne Greene passed away the morning of July 4, 2014. She was born March 30, 1919 on a farm near Giltner, Nebraska where her parents, Guy Jay Godown (1894-1959) and Elizabeth Veronica (Foley) Godown (1893-1930) were tenant farmers. Her brother, Leonard, was born in their house on another farm near Anselmo, Nebraska in 1922. When their mother died in 1930, Yvonne and Leonard went to live...
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Ida Pearl Pointer Bryson Haggerty

December 25, 1917 - July 4, 2014

IDA PEARL POINTER BRYSON HAGGERTY Pearl was born to John A. Logan Pointer and Amanda Jane Hayes Pointer on December 25, 1917 near Newsome, Texas (in deep east Texas). She passed away on July 4, 2014 at the age of 96. Pearl's family left east Texas in 1922 or 1923 and moved to Collin County, Texas. When she was 12 years old the family moved to Whitewright, Texas (Grayson, County). There she...
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Dan Carey Elliott

October 3, 1951 - July 3, 2014

Dan Carey Elliott of Austin, Texas died peacefully on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at his home with his wife at his side. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 3, 1951, Dan was the son of Dan Elliott and Olevia Jones. He grew up in Louisiana with seven brothers and sisters where he graduated Jefferson high school. He has been a resident of Austin, Texas since 1984. He is survived by his wife,...
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Andrew S. Gatica

September 22, 1951 - July 2, 2014

On July 2, 2014 Andrew S. Gatica answered his call from our Heavenly Father. Andrew was born in Austin, TX and later in his life he moved and became a resident of Elizabethtown, NC for over 20 years. He was a graduate of A.S. Johnston High School in Austin, TX, started a career with Eagle Signal. He continued his education at Bladen Community College throughout his career at Danaher Controls...
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Sara Lamun Hilgers

July 3, 1922 - July 2, 2014

Sara Lamun Hilgers, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, community librarian and friend to many, died on July 2, 2014, in Austin. She was preceded in death by her loving parents and by her brother whom she adored, David Lamun. Sara was born on July 3, 1922 to Bernard and Sylvia Lamun in Kaw City, Oklahoma. They moved to Coffeyville, Kansas and in the midst of the Great Depression, her family...
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Ron Guinn

July 26, 1931 - July 2, 2014

Ronald Miller Guinn Ron Guinn died at his home in Austin on July 2nd from Alzheimer's-related complications, following hip surgery, at the age of 82. He was a fourth-generation Texan, born in Houston on July 26, 1931, to RM Guinn and Frances Sloan Guinn. He is survived by his wife Ann; son, Michael Guinn, and his wife Nica and Ron's grandson, Gabriel RM Guinn, of Santa Barbara, CA; daughter,...
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Johnny Nunez Gonzales

March 3, 1951 - July 1, 2014

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Louise Marie Trammell Martin

May 9, 1918 - July 1, 2014

Louise Marie Trammell Martin was born May 9, 1918, to Lewis S. Trammell and Louise DeBrosse Trammell in Houston, Texas, and passed away peacefully July 1, 2014, at age 96. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, attending schools taught by the Ursuline nuns. In 1969, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Houston, Phi Beta Phi. She subsequently earned her Master's...
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Noberto "Bert" Cruz Rios

October 16, 1957 - July 1, 2014

Truly, life is a journey of joy and sorrow. Bert's earthly journey ended so that he may continue his eternal journey with "Bo" who's walk on earth ended 54 days before him. He was preceded in death by his mother, Epifania Rios. Noberto "Bert" Cruz Rios, Jr. age 56 of Kyle passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He was born on October 16, 1957 to Noberto and Epifania Rios in Slaton, Texas. ...
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Lynn Sherwood Salvador

July 28, 1928 - June 30, 2014

Lynn Sherwood Salvador of Austin, Texas died on June 30, 2014. She was born in Beatrice, Nebraska on July 28, 1928. She attended Vassar College and Stanford University, where she met geology doctoral student, Amos Salvador. She graduated and married Amos in June 1950. Together they had three children and were married for 57 years. Lynn was an avid reader with many interests. She became fluent...
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Ruth Carrese

November 15, 1931 - June 30, 2014

Ruth Delbert Carrese, of Granite Shoals, TX, died on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the age of 82. The funeral was held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 1200 S. Bagdad, Leander, TX at 11:00AM, followed by graveside services at Bagdad Cemetery, 1120 Apple Rock, Leander, TX, where she was laid to rest. Ruth was born on November 15, 1931 in Austin, TX to Tom and...
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Hubert Allan Henry

October 13, 1919 - June 30, 2014

Hubert Allan Henry was born on October 13, 1919 in Pleasanton, Texas. He attended elementary school in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Austin High School in Austin, Texas. In 1941, he entered the U.S. Army as a private. He retired from the Air Force Reserve after 25 years of military service, including five years on active duty. He held enlisted, warrant officer, and commissioned grades...
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Carolyn Hoener Gondran

May 31, 1960 - June 29, 2014

Carolyn Hoener Gondran of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 29, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born on May, 13, 1960 in Newton, MA to Arthur and Margaret Hoener. She grew up in Northampton, MA where she attended Smith College, graduating with degrees in Chemistry and Physics. While in college she was an enthusiastic member of the marching band and picked up a...
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Alfonso Hinson

December 26, 1951 - June 28, 2014

Alfonso was born December 26, 1951 in Kershaw, South Carolina. He was one of eight children born to Jesse & Lula Bell Hinson. Alfonso was affectionately known by his friends and family as 'Al'. Al enjoyed baseball and was a San Francisco Giants fan. He also loved to travel and frequently would take road trips. On August 29, 2009 Al was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He enjoyed...
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Lura Lee Chapman

July 31, 1919 - June 28, 2014

Lura Lee Scott Chapman was a long time resident of Austin and an avid baseball fan. She died in her sleep on June 28, 2014 in Austin, Texas. She was born July 31, 1919 to Ruth Corbett Scott and Dan W. Scott on a farm near Melissa, Collin County, Texas. She grew up in McKinney, Texas. Lura Lee was the belle of McKinney, and the local newspaper wrote glowing accounts of her freshman year at TCU...
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Robert L. Stone, USAF Retired

February 18, 1921 - June 27, 2014

Lt. Col. Stone passed away on June 27, 2014 at the age of 93 in Austin, Texas. He was born in Clay County, Tennessee on February 18, 1921 to Wade P. and Bertha Brown Stone. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John T. Stone and wife Nell; sister, Marie Holt and husband Larma; nephew, Larry Holt; step-son, Randy Wallin. His early education began in a rural one teacher school. ...
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Malcolm Graham

August 20, 1941 - June 26, 2014

Malcolm Smith Graham of Austin died on June 26, 2014 at the Summit at Westlake Hills surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Mary Bland and Tom Graham on August 20, 1941 in Austin. Malcolm attended Wooldridge and Casis Elementary Schools, O'Henry Junior High, and graduated from Austin High in 1959. He received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and a...
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Le Roy J. LaMotte

November 10, 1939 - June 25, 2014

Le Roy Joseph LaMotte, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Cedar Park, TX. He was born November 10, 1939 in St Paul, MN, beloved son of the late Norman F LaMotte and Catherine A Schmolke LaMotte. Le Roy attended the University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN, graduating with honors and continued his education through the years receiving Masters Degrees in Math, Art, and History. Upon...
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Wanda Lea Daily

April 28, 1923 - June 25, 2014

Wanda Daily, a long-time resident of Austin and an avid UT Longhorn fan, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Born in Wingate, Texas on April 28, 1923, she lived a full and wonderful life for 91 years. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 32 years, Roland Daily; her sisters, Chris Cason, Loreece Ashley, Faye Green, Cleo Bishop, Gertie...
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Arnold "Arnie" Spitzer

September 1, 1942 - June 24, 2014

Arnold "Arnie" Spitzer, age 71 passed away unexpectedly on June 24. He was a native of Sunnyside in Queens, NY and though long removed from New York City, he carried a piece of New York with him everywhere he went. He would mystify his family with peculiar un-Texan phrases like "What's doin'?". Arnie served in the U.S. Army between wars as an M.P. stationed at Ft. Bragg, and...
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Stephanie Barthlow Fradkin

October 13, 1965 - June 24, 2014

Stephanie Barthlow Fradkin, 48, of The Hills, Texas went to heaven, June 24, 2014, at Brackenridge University Medical Center. Stephanie was born on October 13, 1965 in Zanesville, Ohio, and raised in Abilene, Texas and Columbus, Ohio. Stephanie was larger than life and will be loved and missed forever. Her smile could light up a room and always made you laugh. Stephanie was a "Jack of all...
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Betty Rylander

May 28, 1921 - June 23, 2014

Grace Elizabeth Zirkel Rylander (Betty) went to her home in Heaven on June 23, 2014. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend. Betty was born on May 28, 1921 in San Antonio, Texas to Raymond Zirkel and Grace Ryan Zirkel. Growing up, Betty was surrounded by a huge, close knit, loving family. She graduated from Brackenridge High School and attended...
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Ivan Johnson Jr.

September 24, 1939 - June 23, 2014

Ivan Johnson, Jr., 74 years old, of Spicewood, Texas passed away June 23, 2014. He was born in Alabama on September 24, 1939 to parents Ivan Johnson, Sr. and Ollie Newton. He was retired from a long career as a team member of Motorola's MOS 8. Ivan Johnson is survived by Angie Laas and Steve Laas, daughter and son-in-law, Courtney Laas, granddaughter, and his five younger siblings, Gail...
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George Alph Mason

October 30, 1926 - June 23, 2014

Mason, George Alph George Alph Mason, 87, passed away in Round Rock on Monday, June 23, 2014. For the last 22 years, he lived on his ranch at Liberty Hill, Texas, taking great pride in his herd of cattle and keeping the fields and pastures to his perfection. Born October 30, 1926, he was the son of the late John C. and Irene H. Mason of Leander, Texas. He was also predeceased by his sister,...
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Thomas Thai Pham

December 3, 1964 - June 23, 2014

Thomas Thai Pham, 49, of Austin passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at Brackenridge University Medical Center in Austin. Born on December 3, 1964, in Binh Duong, Vietnam to Lang Nguyen Pham and Dang Pham he came to the United States in 1981 was a Technician with A.M.D. in Austin. He loved to chat on the computer, shop and bargain online for antiques and occasionally fish. Thomas is...
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Gerald Blansitt

January 9, 1937 - June 22, 2014

Gerald Tate Blansitt, age 77 of Austin, Texas passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014. He was born on Saturday, January 9, 1937 to Albert and Avis Blansitt in Eustace, Texas. Gerald is survived by his wife, Linda Blansitt; daughter, Trina Blansitt Frohock and husband Don; granddaughter, Kristi Blansitt; grandsons, Aidan Frohock, Brendan Frohock. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on...
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David Wyatt Everett

August 2, 1953 - June 22, 2014

David Wyatt Everett, of Austin, Texas, died on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Born in Odessa, Texas on August 2, 1953, Dave was the son of Jess and Bernice Everett. He is survived by his wife Lois Bilbrough, sister Karen Beatty and her spouse Buck Beatty, sister Jeri Hancock and her spouse Mike Hancock, children David Lee Everett and Regina Willis, grandchildren Audra Everett-Cameron, Cole Willis and...
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Frank Lyman III

June 11, 1968 - June 21, 2014

Frank Trenholm Lyman III, 46, of Austin, Texas, loving and beloved husband, father, son, brother, and son-in-law, died early Saturday morning, June 21, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on the outskirts of Austin. A vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the road hit the Lyman family's vehicle head-on. The two other passengers, Frank's wife and youngest daughter,...
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David Gelber

November 20, 1942 - June 21, 2014

David Marshall Gelber, 71, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 21, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. Mr. Gelber, who discovered his passion for running at the age of 55, was a proud member of Gilbert's Gazelles Running Club in Austin and a 4-time marathon finisher. A Chicago native, by way of Philadelphia, Mr. Gelber moved to Austin in 1993 to pursue his interest in being a...
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James Alfred Alex

January 5, 1942 - June 20, 2014

James Alfred Alex, retired decorated United States Air Force veteran left his home where he resided in Austin Texas and departed to his last duty station to his Eternal Heavenly home at age 72, on Friday, June 20, 2014. He honorably served in the Korean and Vietnam War during his time in the United States Air Force. Born in Beaumont Texas, he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and...
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Melvin Crawford

August 7, 1922 - June 20, 2014

Melvin Crawford, age 91, passed from this life to be with the Lord on Friday, June 20, 2014 in Austin Texas. He was born August 7, 1922 in Thrall, Texas to William Rufus and Stella Crawford. Melvin grew up in rural Central Texas during the Great Depression. He graduated from Manor High School in 1941. After high school, he was hired by Underwood Corporation but then enlisted in the Navy in...
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Lidmila Kocian Waterman

November 3, 1926 - June 19, 2014

Lidmila Waterman, 87, went to be with our Lord Thursday, June 19, 2014. She passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 32 years, LtCol Gerald L. Waterman. Also predeceasing her were her parents Joseph and Agnes Kocian, her siblings Joseph Kocian, Edward Kocian, Mary Koncak, Frank Kocian, and Charles Kocian, granddaughter...
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Lily Hannah Josephine Dawson

March 6, 1919 - June 17, 2014

Lily Hannah Josephine Dawson Born on March 6, 1919. Went HOME on June 17, 2014. Lily was born in a small, dusty village in India called Bethlehem, in South India. Her parents were Samuel and Koilpillai. Her father was a Christian missionary and went from village to village preaching God's Word. Her mother was a school teacher committed to spreading Christianity in the remote villages. ...
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Rev. Barry Cabell, C.S.C.

August 1, 1947 - June 16, 2014

Rev. Barry Cabell, C.S.C., 66, died Monday (June 16, 2014) at Brother André House, Austin, Texas. He was born on Aug. 1, 1947, in Long Beach, Calif., to Edward and Ruth (Miller) Cabell. He graduated from St. Anthony Boy's High School in Long Beach and attended the University of Louisville (Ky.) from 1965-1966. Fr. Cabell was received into the South West Province of Holy Cross Brothers on Jan....
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Charles Lyle Bailey

October 15, 1934 - June 16, 2014

Charles Lyle Bailey, 79, of Austin, passed away on June ¬16, 2014, of complications from Emphysema. He was born in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas on October 15, 1934, to the late Robert Bailey and Opal (Lyle) Bailey. In 1940, his family moved to Navasota, TX. As a boy, he loved to camp, hunt and fish with his father and older brother, Robert (Bob). Active in Scouting, he was very proud to...
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Ruth Marie Luedemann

September 8, 1923 - June 15, 2014

Ruth Marie Byers Luedemann, 90, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, passed peacefully from this life, June 15, 2014, in Austin, surrounded by her loving family. A celebration of the life and resurrection of sweet Ruth will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, Eighth & Brazos, downtown Austin. A reception will follow in Smoot Fellowship Hall. Ruth was born the...
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Clinton Daniel Longley

May 12, 1972 - June 15, 2014

Clinton Daniel Longley, age 42, passed away on Sunday morning, June 15th at his home in Leander, Texas. He went to his heavenly home and will be missed by his sons, Caedon Aurthur Daniel Longley, and Cameron J. Palmer Longley; step-son, Ronald Scott Calloway Hill; mother, Patsy Ann Waid; step-father, James Ross Waid; father, John D. Carr Longley; Jayne Longley; brothers, John D. Carr Longley...
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Joy C. Senter

October 3, 1930 - June 15, 2014

Joy C. Senter, 83, peacefully left this earth to meet her Lord and Savior, Sunday, June 15, 2014 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born October 3, 1930 in Hallettsville, Texas, Joy loved her family and friends and was "a special angel" to all, including the wildlife and strays in Highland Hills. Her love for God's creatures, great and small, was unequaled. She will be remembered for...
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Roger Neil Simpson

February 14, 1944 - June 14, 2014

Roger Neil Simpson passed away on June 14, 2014 at age 70. A cheerful and informal celebration of his life will be held July 7 at 2:00pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Lakeway, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, Guide Dogs of America or the charity of your choice. Roger was born on Valentine's Day, 1944 in Rapid...
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Antonio Juarez Mendez

November 20, 1923 - June 14, 2014

Antonio Juárez Méndez was called to be with his Lord and his beloved wife on June 14, 2014. He was a caring father and intimidatingly tireless worker who devoted his life to supporting his large family. He was born in Rascón, San Luis Potosí, México, to Simona and Maurilio Méndez, and was orphaned at an early age. From his teenage years, he endured many hardships in México, providing...
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David D. Hill

August 26, 1946 - June 12, 2014

After a courageous three and a half year battle with ALS, David D. Hill of Austin entered his Heavenly home on June 12, 2014 with his family by his side. David was born in Coffeyville, KS August 26, 1946 to Delbert & Bonnie Hill. He graduated from high school in Coffeyville then attended Cameron State College in Lawton, OK and Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, MO. David enlisted in the...
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Rudy Hernandez

May 17, 1924 - June 12, 2014

Rudy Hernandez, a lifelong resident of Austin passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Rudy was very talented. He loved music and played the guitar, piano, harmonica and accordion. He was also known for his great cooking. He worked as a cook for over 70 years. Retired in 1985 from Hill's Café, known for his chicken fried steaks and...
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Joy Manning Scott

August 13, 1923 - June 12, 2014

Mary Jane Joy Manning Scott was born on August 13, 1923 to Ruth Seaman Manning and Henry Grady Manning. She died peacefully at home in Austin, TX on June 12, 2014. An only child, Joy enjoyed residing in her family home, The Marion Hotel in Little Rock, AR living like "Eloise" with her pet Pekingese and play house on the penthouse terrace. Educated as a young girl on many family travels...
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Raymond J. Roche

June 16, 1949 - June 11, 2014

Raymond J. Roche died June 11, 2014 at home with his family after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Born in 1949 near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ray grew up in a loving family with two brothers and two sisters. He received a degree in English from Villanova University, moved to Texas in 1974, and then completed his master's degree at The University of Texas. He spent most of his 38 year career in...
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Dorothy Celeste (Sis) Rowley Edgar

December 12, 1923 - June 11, 2014

Dorothy Celeste (Sis) Rowley Edgar My dear mother, Sis, age 90, died June 11, 2014. She was born in Austin, Texas, on December 12, 1923, at the home of her parents on Deep Eddy Avenue. Sis may be the last of the Deep Eddy "Rats", a band of folks who lived and gathered at the pool. She graduated from Austin High School, became a bride June 14, 1941 and my mother in 1943. Her interests,...
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Donna St. Wrba Hurst

August 15, 1951 - June 11, 2014

Donna Ann St.Wrba Hurst 62, passed away on June 11th, 2014 after a long and courageous fight for her life. Donna was born in Shiner, Texas on August 15th, 1951 to Donald and Ann St. Wrba. She attended Reagan High School in Austin, TX and later went on to complete beauty college. In the 1980's Donna worked as a waitress and bartender at one of the legendary country and western bars in Austin, The...
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Deborah Ludeman Meyer

May 24, 1952 - June 10, 2014

Deborah Ludeman Meyer Debi passed peacefully from this life at home on June 10, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. She was surrounded by friends and family who were so important in her life. Debi lived courageously with cancer for over 28 years; living every day fully in spite of significant medical challenges and bringing with her insight and an optimism which was a frequent inspiration to all around her. ...
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William Neal Travis

February 27, 1951 - June 10, 2014

William Neal Travis, 63, of Gloversville, passed away June 10, 2014, at his home. He was born February 27, 1951 in Spokane, Washington, son of the late Col. John T. Travis & Dorothy L. Travis of Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Travis was a writer, philosopher & poet. He loved to travel and followed his heart wherever that would take him. He loved thunderstorms & the changing of the leaves in...
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Robert (Bob) Thomas Edwards

May 28, 1928 - June 10, 2014

Edwards, Robert (Bob) Thomas Robert (Bob) Thomas Edwards, 86, of Austin, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 10, at the Sagebrook Health Center in Cedar Park following complications of Lewy Body Dementia. Bob was born in Houston Texas on May 28, 1928 to Kathryn and Irwin Edwards, and lived in Taylor, Texas for much of his childhood. Bob graduated from Taylor High School in 1945, and...
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James Michael Arizpe

January 26, 1977 - June 9, 2014

James Michael Arizpe, age 37 of Austin, Texas passed away June 9, 2014. James was a rescue paramedic with the Austin Travis County EMS. James is survived by his daughter, Victoria Arizpe; son, Tristan Arizpe; parents, Suzan and Caesar Arizpe; his spouse, Heidi Caldwell; brothers, Dan and Rick Arizpe; and a host of extended family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to...
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Elizabeth (Libba) McCelvey Day

September 25, 1926 - June 9, 2014

Elizabeth (Libba) McCelvey Day, age 87, of Austin, Texas, beautiful and beloved Mother, wife, and sister, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on June 9, 2014. Libba was born in 1926 in Lubbock, Texas to John Alfred McCelvey and Opal Marshall McCelvey and spent her early years in Temple, Texas. As a budding journalist in Temple, she and a group of good friends...
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Dennis J. Heiland

April 4, 1934 - June 9, 2014

On the morning of June 9, 2014, Dennis passed away at home, comforted by his wife. He was born in Minneapolis, MN on April 4, 1934, the son of Grace (Knuth) and Eugene Heiland. He was the adopted son of Alex Schutz. He graduated as an Engineer from the University of Minnesota, served as a captain in the US Army, and joined IBM in 1963, retiring in 1992. He married Betty Wenzel of Hopkins...
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Shirley Kennedy Thorne

October 20, 1923 - June 8, 2014

Shirley Kennedy Thorne died on June 8, 2014. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 20, 1923. She attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, majoring in home economics and belonging to the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She became a dietitian after training at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she met her future husband, Texas pediatrician Dr. Lansing Stephen...
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Sophia Louise Kurek

February 27, 1991 - June 8, 2014

Sophia Louise Kurek, beloved daughter, sister and friend passed away from accidental causes on June 8th, 2014. She was born February 27th, 1991 to parents Michael and Lisa (Moore) Kurek. Sophie was an incredibly kind soul, who impacted every person's life she touched. She graduated from Greenhills School in Ann Arbor in 2009 and went on to Goucher College where she followed her two true passions,...
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Robert G. Mickey

September 11, 1930 - June 8, 2014

Robert Gordon Mickey, 83, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2014, in Austin. A lifelong Austin resident, Robert was born September 11, 1930, to Samuel Waite Mickey and India Smith Mickey. He graduated from Austin High School and the University of Texas, where he studied mathematics and was a proud President of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and member of the Silver Spurs. He then served three years...
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Thomas Ivan Strange

August 5, 1936 - June 8, 2014

Thomas Ivan Strange, 77, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully in the early hours of June 8, 2014 at home in Austin. Tom was born August 5, 1936 in Washington, Indiana to Ivan Thomas Strange and Ruth Evelyn Woods Strange. Tom grew up in Indianapolis with his two brothers, his mother and stepfather, Melvin Hillis. He graduated from Thomas Carr Howe High School in 1954 and joined the Navy...
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Patsy (Pat) L. Naber

July 21, 1934 - June 7, 2014

Patsy (Pat) L. Naber, age 79, of Austin, Texas, passed away in her home on June 7, 2014, after a long battle with COPD. Pat was born in Monmouth, Illinois on July 21, 1934 to Edwin C. and Roberta Anderson Miller. She was raised on her family farm until she lost her father in 1944 when she was nine years old. Pat, her mother, and three siblings then moved to Macomb, Illinois. Pat married...
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Margarito "Mike" C. Huerta

June 10, 1933 - June 5, 2014

Margarito "Mike" C. Huerta passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was surrounded by his family at his side. He was born in Taylor, TX on June 10, 1933 to Mercedes and Sebastian Huerta. He began his travels at age 11 when he set out on his own to find work in Michigan. He traveled back and forth on his own until his mother asked him to stay. He married his high school sweetheart...
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Isaac Joseph Ruiz

September 21, 1974 - June 4, 2014

Isaac Joseph Ruiz, age 39 of Austin passed away Wednesday June 4, 2014. He was born on September 21, 1974 in Fort Stockton, Texas. The son of Nora Elizabeth Pina and Joe Armando Ruiz. Isaac was a Renaissance man of his time. At the age of 11, Isaac found his passion for music when he began playing the violin and joined the orchestra. Isaac graduated from Crockett High School in Austin, TX in...
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Dorothy Hensley Cummings

August 23, 1929 - June 4, 2014

CUMMINGS, DOROTHY HENSLEY Dorothy Hensley Cummings, 84, of Waco, formerly of Austin, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was born in Newnan, Georgia on August 23, 1929 to Marion R. and Edna Blanche (Parker) Hensley. Dorothy married Russell B. Cummings in Houston in 1949. He preceded her in death in April of 2008. Dorothy enjoyed participating in the many activities at the Atrium of...
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Vincent Castro

January 22, 1960 - June 4, 2014

Vincent Castro, age 54 of Austin passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was born on Friday, January 22, 1960 to Timote and Janie Castro in Austin, Texas. Obituary pending……………………… Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 pm on...
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Mary Aline McDonald Thomas

September 10, 1922 - June 3, 2014

MARY ALINE (MCDONALD) THOMAS Mary Aline Thomas of Sunnyside, Washington, died peacefully at Seton Hospital in Austin, Texas June 3, 2014. Mary was born on September 10, 1922 at Parker, South Dakota. The daughter of Edward and Hazel (Ervin) McDonald. She was 9l at the time of her passing. Mary joined her parents, two brothers and husband Hoyt in heaven. Mary's family lived in South...
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Bonnie (Collins) Pierson

November 4, 1943 - June 2, 2014

Bonnie (Collins) Pierson passed away June 2, 2014. She was born November 4, 1943 in Corsicana, Texas to Reba and Bill Collins. She grew up in Alvin, Texas and graduated from high school there in 1961. She went on to graduate from Sam Houston State University with a B.A. in English and French. While teaching at Cy-Fair High School, she earned her Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling in 1968...
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Pearl Marie Alig

November 4, 1927 - June 2, 2014

Pearl Marie Alig, 86, of Austin, TX passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014. She was born in DeRidder, Louisiana, on November 4, 1927, to the late Marie and Frank Simms. Pearl graduated from DeRidder High School in 1944. She married the late Robert Alig in DeRidder on September 11, 1946. Pearl enjoyed cooking, shopping and spending time with her family. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother,...
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Pauline McLaurin Mallett

January 6, 1918 - June 2, 2014

Pauline McLaurin Mallett, age 96, died June 2, 2014, near Austin, Texas. "Polly" was born during a snowstorm in Mount Olive, Mississippi, on January 6, 1918. She married Jack Sherrard Mallett of Austin and moved to Texas. She was a lifelong homemaker, and also worked for the Internal Revenue Service. Polly was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her...
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Lillian Kreiger

November 26, 1920 - June 1, 2014

Lillian Kreiger (93) of Austin, passed away on June 1, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, William Kreiger and grandson, Brian Kreiger. She is survived by her son, Mark S. Kreiger (Virginia) and daughter, Debbie Inman (Floyd). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Broughton William Garrett of Austin, Jennifer Kreiger Garcia (Tony) of Georgetown, and Julie Kreiger...
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Robert Taylor "Sonny" Davis

February 22, 1931 - May 30, 2014

A visionary in his time, staunch conservative, patriot, lover of life and people, Robert Taylor "Sonny" Davis passed away May 30, 2014 of natural causes. His quick wit, twinkling blue eyes, and unconditional love will be truly missed. Born in San Angelo, Texas in 1931, Sonny moved to Austin, Texas with his family before the age of one. He graduated from Austin High School in 1948 and...
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James Saxton

May 21, 1940 - May 28, 2014

James Everett Saxton, Jr., 74, a Palestine hometown hero, and Texas Longhorns legendary All-American, died Wednesday, May 28th after a long battle with dementia. He was born on May 21st, 1940, to James E. Saxton Sr. and Rachel Sutton Saxton. Growing up, you could find him making memories with his sister and cousins, as well as playing football, basketball, or running any race he could. After...
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Jewell "Julie" Pirkey

October 19, 1940 - May 28, 2014

We lost our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Jewell Katherine Buchanan Pirkey on May 28, 2014. Jewell (Julie) was born October 19, 1940 in Ft. Worth, TX to Erma Leftwich Buchanan and James Cyrus Buchanan, Jr. She defied the odds by living with Type 1 Diabetes for 66 years, most of which were healthy and all of which were happy. Julie was a beautiful person who gave everything to her...
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Hali "Halo" Amanda Ragland

September 9, 1992 - May 27, 2014

Hali Amanda Ragland, 21 died May 27, 2014. She was born September 9, 1992 to Robert Scott Ragland and Wendy Susan Bennett. She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, L.B. Scott and grandfather, David Ragland. Hali is survived by her two children, Caleb Scott McNair, 4, and Holli Faye Ragland, 3; her mother and father; sisters, Alison Rose Wallace and Bethani Ragland; step...
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Jim Schlindwein

October 26, 1928 - May 26, 2014

Jim Schlindwein, 85 of Austin, Texas, died at his home in Austin, on May 26, 2014. He was born on October 26, 1928 in Calmar, Iowa to Elizabeth Katherine Schneider and Leonard Joseph Schlindwein. Jim grew up in a close-knit middle-class family in the small town of New Hampton, Iowa. With twelve children in the family, Jim learned both how to cooperate and to compete. The traditional values he...
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Jane Malkemus Goodnow

March 12, 1916 - May 26, 2014

Jane Malkemus Goodnow passed away Monday, May 26, 2014 at Seton Medical Center in Austin, surrounded by her family. Jane was born in Louisville, Kentucky on March 12, 1916-- she took pride in the fact that it was the Year of the Dragon. Her early years in Louisville with her mother, father, two brothers, and grandparents inspired a lifelong love of music and theater. Her mother was an...
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Curtis Benton Figer

October 9, 1930 - May 26, 2014

Curtis Benton Figer, age 83, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. He was born October 9, 1930, in Buda, Texas, to Oscar and Lettie Figer. He and his wife Billie celebrated 64 years of marriage on May 20. They loved to dance to classic country western music; often they were the first couple on the dance floor and could two-step or polka for hours. He was a career...
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Shlomo Peter Kraus

October 6, 1935 - May 26, 2014

Shlomo Peter Kraus passed away on the afternoon of May 26, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 78 years old. Peter's peaceful reserve and warm laugh were a treasure to his family and friends. He was the beloved husband of the late Lea (Barkay) Kraus; the cherished father of Liora (Kraus) Stone and her husband, Peter, of Holliston, MA, Eli Kraus and his wife, Iris, of Sutton, MA, and Dan...
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Milton A. Williams

July 20, 1922 - May 25, 2014

Milton A. Williams age 91, died Sunday, May 25, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. Milt grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he attended high school at St. Paul Academy Country Day School where he excelled in both academics and athletics. He started at the University of Minnesota in 1941, where his sweetheart Virginia was a student. In his freshman year he practiced with the...
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Lea Marchek

August 26, 1947 - May 25, 2014

Lea Marchek, Age 66, of Austin Tx, was taken to the lord Sunday May 25th 2014 due to complications from cancer. Lea was born in 1947 in Houston Texas, to Margaret and Otis Stahl. Her mother and father separated early in her life and her mother and sisters raised her, though she maintained good relations with her father's side of the family. She completed High School at St. Agnes in Houston in...
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