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At Weed-Corley-Fish, we’ve helped families honor their loved ones for over a hundred years. All of our conveniently-located chapels are peaceful, soothing places for your family and friends to gather for remembrance and recollection. And our dedication to your comfort, attention to detail, and honor for local traditions assure you of the most dignified and personalized services as you plan your tribute.

Our Obituaries

John Anthony Kolber

March 21, 1951 - May 28, 2016

John Anthony Kolber, age 65, of Austin passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016. He was born March 21, 1951 in Tourcoing, France. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2nd with a Trisagion Prayer Service beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 411 RR 620 South in Lakeway. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016 at...
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Kay Ellen Harvey

August 1, 1940 - May 28, 2016

Kay Ellen Jacobson Harvey was born August 1, 1940 in Pampa, Texas and passed away May 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 75. Kay fought a long courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family at time of death. The family is deeply appreciative of the quality of life she received through MD Anderson and for the compassionate hospice care of Christopher House. Kay received the...
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Jack O. Hailes

December 30, 1929 - May 25, 2016

Jack Otis Hailes, Sr., age 86, passed away on May 25, 2016 in Cedar Park, Texas. He was born on December 30, 1929 in Austin, Texas to Henry and Pearl (Davis) Hailes. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Koenig Hailes. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 30th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 1200 S. Bagdad Rd, Leander. Services will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May...
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Byron L. Otto

October 4, 1940 - May 25, 2016

Longtime Austin resident Byron L. Otto peacefully passed away Wednesday May 25 after a period of illness. He was 75. A man whose faith sustained him through numerous lifelong physical and medical challenges, Byron overcame all obstacles with his wit, perseverance and refusal to accept being told there was something he could not do. He was born October 4, 1940, in Battle Creek MI to Dr....
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Patty Voorhees

March 11, 1922 - May 25, 2016

Patricia Kiku Voorhees was born in Osaka, Japan on March 11, 1922. Kiku is Japanese for chrysanthemum, and Patty had a lifelong appreciation for the art and culture of her birthplace. Her father, James Ekin Detweiler, served as a Presbyterian minister in Japan, where her mother, Ernestine V. Grigsby Detweiler, raised and oversaw the education of Patty and her three siblings. The family relocated...
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Sharron Lee Mosser

January 25, 1948 - May 25, 2016

Sharron Lee Mosser , age 68, of Austin passed away May 25, 2016. She was born January 25, 1948 in Lubbock, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Coy E. Bryant, and her sister, Della Rice. She is survived by her mother Louise Bryant, son Coy Mosser and wife Angela Mosser, son James Mosser, niece Michelle Mueller and husband Greg Mueller, two grandchildren; and other family and...
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Phyllis Davidson

November 19, 1933 - May 24, 2016

Phyllis Davidson passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 due to complications from a fall. She was surrounded by three generations of loving family members when she passed from this life to her eternal home in heaven. Mom was born in Phoenix, Arizona on November 19, 1933 to Raymond and Lucretia Benjamin. She grew up in Arizona and New Mexico and attended the Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati,...
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Martha Coody

November 19, 1933 - May 24, 2016

Martha Coody of Austin Texas passed away on April 28 in her home. She is preceded in death by her mother and father Marion and Herman Davis and her uncles Richard, Robert and Tom Reinert. She is survived by her son Theodore and his wife Lorie Coody, her uncle John Reinert, her aunts Edith Chambers, Doris Turberville and numerous cousins. Martha was a graduate of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton...
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Gail Hood Turner

March 22, 1937 - May 24, 2016

Gail Hood Turner, 79, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Gail was born in Refugio, Texas to William Bond Hood and Vadyse Bedford Hood on March 22, 1937. After graduating from Refugio High School in 1955, she attended the University of Texas with a major in Home Economics; she also received a teaching degree from Texas State University. While attending UT, she met and...
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William Eugene "Bill" Banks

November 21, 1932 - May 23, 2016

William Eugene ("Bill") Banks went to be with our Lord on May 23, 2016. He is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Jane, a daughter, Allison Rene Banks Johnson and husband, Daniel, a son Dr. William J. Banks and wife, Dr. Cheryl Sebesta Banks, a son Brian Banks and his wife, Marianne Landers Banks, eight grandchildren including a granddaughter Julie Johnson Hubbard and husband, Danny Hubbard,...
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Edward Anton Renker, Jr.

August 2, 1922 - May 23, 2016

Edward Anton Renker, Jr., 93, of Austin, Texas died early Monday, May 23, 2016. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Renker, he is survived by his children, Pam Newton and Janet Carpenter, his grandchildren Brie Ferguson, Brad Newton, Laurie Wiehe, Kristin Carpenter and Ryan Carpenter, 3 great grandchildren, Emilie, Anton, and Collins, and a beloved friend Maxine Tuttle. Memorial...
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Jackie Lyn Brown

May 10, 1948 - May 22, 2016

Jackie Lyn Brown, age 68, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Lubbock, Texas, passed away on May 22, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Toad and Lois Brown; and his brothers, Bill and Mack Brown. Jackie is survived by his wife, Debbie, his son, Stephen, and daughter-in-law, Jessica, his sister, Jan Seay, and his beloved nieces and nephews, Landon and Grace, Billy and Larry, and Kasey...
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John Alan Yarosh

October 19, 1965 - May 22, 2016

John Alan Yarosh, devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend, passed away on May 22, 2016. He was born October 19, 1965, on Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas to Joseph and Lela Yarosh. John grew up in Austin surrounded by a large, loving family. He married Beth Groom on September 8, 1998 and together they raised their children, John Jr. and Kayla. John was a master mechanic...
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Evelyn Lay Peterson

January 24, 1931 - May 22, 2016

Evelyn Lay Peterson, age 85 of Del Valle, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016. She was born January 24, 1931 in Austin to Lonnie M. and Bertie Boatright. Evelyn was a nurse's aide with Del Valle ISD, a member of VFW 8925 Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of Onion Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bert F. Lay, Sr., and Walter D. Peterson; and a grandson, Mathrew...
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Bobbye Jean Cooper

June 8, 1929 - May 22, 2016

Bobbye Jean (Tullos) Cooper passed away May 22, 2016. She was born on June 8, 1929 in Cisco, Texas. She went to Cisco High School while her boyfriend, Gordon Cooper, attended high school in a nearby town. Gordon loved to mention to Bobbye that he was chosen Homecoming King at his school until Bobbye was chosen Homecoming Queen the next year at her school - obviously, a match made in Heaven!...
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Robert Paul "Bob" Rapp, M.D.

September 24, 1928 - May 21, 2016

Robert Paul "Bob" Rapp, M.D., 87, a long time Austin physician and devoted musician passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Bob was born September 24, 1928 in Galveston, Texas, the third of four sons of Edith and Raymond Rapp. He was raised in Galveston and began to play the piano at age seven, and the pipe organ at nine. Bob took great pleasure throughout his life in playing the pipe organs in...
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Juanita Ramos

April 15, 1963 - May 21, 2016

Juanita Ramos age 53 of Eagle Pass, Texas passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016. She is survived by her children, Jasmine Jimenez Garcia and husband Johnny, Joann Jimenez and husband Victor Rodriguez, Felipe Jimenez and wife Emily Lopez; sisters, Solidad Roque, Leticia Valladarez, Sonia Garza, Patricia Villareal, Alice Leal; brothers, Manuel Ramos, Felipe Ramos, Jr., Mario Ramos; grandchildren...
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Howard Winn Parker

June 20, 1925 - May 21, 2016

Howard Winn Parker, a pioneer in the Texas oil field and a proud veteran of World War II, passed away on May 21. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at University Christian Church, 2007 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705. For over 65 years, Howard Parker rode the ups and downs of the oil and gas industry—many of them with his business partner, the late Joe Parsley, at...
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Mildred Greer

April 11, 1928 - May 19, 2016

Mildred Frances Hartman Greer, 88, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on May 19, 2016 at St. David's North Austin Medical Center. Mildred was born in Llano, Texas to Albert and Nannie Hartman on April 11, 1928. She graduated from Llano High School in Llano, Texas and attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas. She married Lyman Wilson Greer on June 4, 1949 in Llano, Texas. Mildred...
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Mike Henry Roberts

November 22, 1931 - May 18, 2016

Mike Henry Roberts passed away on May 18th, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 84. Born on November 22nd, 1931 to Elmo Murray and Mabel Roberts in Nacogdoches, Texas he grew up in San Angelo where his lifelong passion for football began when he played for the San Angelo Bobcats. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1953 with a business degree and remained a passionate supporter of the...
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Clarence Monte Anderson

August 28, 1951 - May 17, 2016

Clarence Monte Anderson, 64, of Austin, passed away on May 17, 2016. He was born in Austin, TX on August 28, 1951, son of Clarence and Jean Anderson. Monte graduated from Lanier High School in 1969 and attended college in San Marcos. He spent his career as a Master Plumber prior to retirement. He was interested in reading the bible, cars and car shows, arts and crafts, trade shows and traveling....
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Paula Serrano Castillo

June 30, 1928 - May 17, 2016

Our beloved Paula Serrano Castillo resident of Austin, Texas was called by our heavenly father on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the age of 87. Paula was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 71years, Raul Lopez Castillo; sisters Alicia Zamaripa, Maria "Pile" Ruiz, and brother Bridigo Serrano; sons Gerardo Castillo, Jacinto Abel Castillo and Raul Jr. (Roy) Castillo. Paula retired from The Texas...
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Jo Nelson Harper

January 27, 1926 - May 17, 2016

Jo Nelson Harper was born to John D. and Lydia M. Nelson in Gonzales, Texas, on January 27, 1926. She departed this earthly life to her heavenly home on May 17, 2016. Jo was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Harper; all of her siblings; James D. Nelson, Clifford A. Nelson, Johnnie M. Washington and Shirley Walston; and nephews, Jamie Nelson, Timmy Nelson and John Nelson. ...
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Sherry J. Chastain

April 29, 1943 - May 17, 2016

Sherry Jo Chastain, 73, died peacefully in her home May 17, 2016 surrounded by her family. Sherry was born April 29, 1943 in Parsons, Kansas to Lois and RE Chastain. She attended Field Kinley High where she met her soul mate for life, R. G. Murrow. They were married on May 28, 1960. Sherry and R. G. enjoyed a long life together raising a family, building a business and they loved to...
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Maggie Holstien

July 18, 1925 - May 16, 2016

Mary Margaret "Maggie" Turner Holstien, age 90, of Austin, Texas passed away May 16, 2016. She was born July 18, 1925 in Waco, Texas. Her parents, Marjorie and Ralph Turner; brother Ralph Turner; and husband of 52 years, Tom Holstien, preceded her in death. She is survived by her children Jeff Holstien and his wife Jodie and Jane Holstien; three grandchildren Will Holstien and his wife...
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James White Patterson

June 22, 1930 - May 16, 2016

Dr. James White "Jim" Patterson passed away very peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the age of 85, with his children at his side. Jim was born in Santa Anna, Texas on June 22, 1930, to Reverend Joseph Isham Patterson and Caroline Anderson White Patterson. The middle of three rambunctious boys, Jim and his brothers were raised to live with faith, integrity, and a love of life. Following...
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Kendell Ray Henderson

March 8, 1931 - May 16, 2016

Kendell Ray Henderson 85 of Leander, Texas passed away on Monday May 16, 2016 Kendell was born on March 8, 1931, in the Texas town of Abilene, to Ray William Henderson and Lurlene Lucille Stone Henderson. During his first grade school year his family moved to Colorado City, Texas where his father worked as a heavy equipment operator on Big Steam Shovels. Kendell graduated high school in1948...
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Robert Joel "Bobby" Ponder

October 1, 1937 - May 15, 2016

Robert Joel "Bobby " Ponder, 78, of Round Rock, formerly a resident of Marshall, TX, passed away Sunday May 15, 2016 in New Braunfels, Texas. He was born October 1, 1937 in Marshall, Texas. He graduated from Marshall high school, East Texas Baptist College and Prairieview University. Bob taught high school math for 56 years and loved every minute of it. He had an incredible way of inspiring...
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Andrew Wayne Guerra

August 28, 1986 - May 15, 2016

Andrew Wayne "Drew" Guerra, 29, of Austin, Texas passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016. He was born on August 28, 1986 in Midwest City, Oklahoma to Martha Guerra and Richard Wimmer. Drew graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 2004 and went on to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas in July 2015. Since Drew was a Master...
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John Thomas McLaughlin, C.S.C.

August 27, 1930 - May 14, 2016

Brother John Thomas McLaughlin, CSC, 85, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Brother Vincent Pieau Residence, Austin, TX. Born and educated in Fargo, ND, he entered the Congregation of Holy Cross after high school and made his first profession of vows as a religious Brother in 1950. During his many years of active ministry, he served as a teacher and often as the principal or executive...
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Jack L. Hawkins, Sr.

June 13, 1932 - May 12, 2016

Jack L. Hawkins Sr., 83, of Cedar Park, formerly of Palacios, Texas, went to be with the Lord on May 12, 2016. Mr. Hawkins was born June 13, 1932, Omaha, Texas, son of John T. Hawkins and Willie Lou Vicey. He was a loving husband, father, and a devout practicing Christian and resident of "The Ranch" at Cedar Park. Jack could accomplish anything he set his mind to do. In all his years on...
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Willie G. Rodriguez

February 10, 1938 - May 12, 2016

Our beloved Willie G. Rodriguez, resident of Austin, Texas passed away in his home on Thursday, May 12th surrounded by his family and friends after a heroic fight with cancer. He was 78 years old. Willie Rodriguez was born in Hays County, Texas on February 10, 1938. He was the fourth child and second son of Pablo and Maria Rodriguez. In his earlier years, Willie started working at the age...
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Chester "Chet" Edward Brooks, Jr.

August 18, 1935 - May 12, 2016

A distinguished statesman and champion of the underserved, Chet Brooks was respected and beloved by his colleagues in the Texas Legislature and admired by citizens across the state for his 50 years of outstanding public service. First elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1962, he served in that chamber for four years before winning election to the Texas Senate, a body he would serve...
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Sandra Kathleen Castilleja

September 29, 1980 - May 11, 2016

Sandra Kathleen Castilleja, age 35, of Austin passed away on Wednesday, May 11,2016. She was born on Monday, September 29, 1980. Obituary pending.............. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Wed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue with Recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be...
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Virginia Ruth Gilbert Owen

November 24, 1927 - May 11, 2016

Virginia Ruth Gilbert Owen passed into the next life on May 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 88 years, 6 months, and 17 days. Among those welcoming her to her eternal home were her husband of 54 years, Douglas Owen, son Greg Owen, brother Buddy Gilbert, sisters Rita, Nancy, and Shirley, and parents Luther and Polly Gilbert. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and...
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Fred Sidney Wattinger

February 18, 1929 - May 11, 2016

Retired Major Fred Sidney Wattinger was born on February 18, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas to John Wattinger & Myra Robison. He passed away peacefully on May 11, 2016 surrounded by his wife, both daughters and son. As a 4th generation Austinite, he is survived by his wife of 66 years Betty Wattinger of Austin, daughters, Synthia Hutchens and husband Terry, Marsha Smith and husband Tom (all of...
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James Alfred Michael Hitt, PhD

September 3, 1927 - May 11, 2016

James Alfred Michael Hitt, Ph.D., age 88, of Austin, Texas passed away at home on May 11, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was the widower of Mary Katherine J Hitt of which they shared 46 years of marriage together. James was born in Dallas, Texas on September 3, 1927 to Irving and Winnie Hitt. He graduated from Adamson High School, Dallas, Texas; serviced in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant...
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Mary Hamill Jester

March 24, 1925 - May 10, 2016

Mary Hamill Jester, 91, a native of Corsicana, died May 10, in Austin, Texas. Born on March 24, 1925, to Dr. Dan Bryan Hamill and Gladys Mason Hamill, Mary graduated from Corsicana High School in 1942. She attended The University of Texas at Austin where she joined Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Mary earned a degree in Zoology from UT in 1946 and went to work for the State Health Department in...
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Betty Jean Collins

December 25, 1927 - May 10, 2016

Betty Jean Collins, 88, of Austin, Texas passed away on May 10, 2016. Betty was born on Christmas Day in 1927 in Abilene, Texas to Fred Austin Farmer and Jewel Elizabeth Childress, but as a young child was given the last name of her stepfather, Alexander Hamilton Davis. Betty Davis grew up in San Antonio, graduating from Alamo Heights High School. She spent most of her life in San Antonio, but...
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Jacquelin Bowen Allen

November 23, 1934 - May 9, 2016

Jacquelin Bowen Allen, 81, often referred to as Jackie, peacefully passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Austin, Texas, surrounded by her family. Jackie, born Jacquelin Gunnison Bowen, was born on November 23, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York to Francis Wendell Bowen and Blanche Eaton Gunnison, she was an only child. Jackie moved from New York to California when her father was transferred and from...
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Joyce Schroeder Nelson

July 16, 1930 - May 9, 2016

Joyce Schroeder Nelson of Austin, age 85, died May 9, 2016. Joyce Schroeder Nelson was born on July 16, 1930 to Otto and Amelia Schroeder in Dime Box, Texas. She was reared in the community of Wesley, graduated from Brenham High School, and the Brackenridge Hospital School of Nursing. In 1950, she married F. Murphy Nelson M.D. While Joyce and Murphy lived in Galveston she worked as an...
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Bernard "Bernie" Patlock

May 20, 1931 - May 8, 2016

Bernard "Bernie" Patlock, 84, died Sunday, May 8, 2016 from late stage Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his wife Janice, daughter Ryka "Robin", her partner Crystal, son Mitch and wife Sue along with four grandchildren. Bernie was born in Newark NJ, he worked as a lab tech and when he retired, he and Janice moved to Charlotte, NC where they lived for 19 years. In July of 2014, they...
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Cornellia Orsak Messer

July 21, 1947 - May 7, 2016

Cornellia Orsak Messer, 68, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, died on May 7th in Austin, Texas. She was born July 21, 1947, in El Campo, Texas, the daughter of Ben Orsak and Evelyn Tobola. Cornellia graduated El Campo High School, where she was head cheerleader and homecoming queen. After attending Wharton County Junior College, Cornellia moved to Houston and became an executive assistant...
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Marjorie Pierce Beard

November 9, 1924 - May 7, 2016

Marjorie Pierce Beard, age 91, of Austin, Texas died on May 7, 2016. Marjorie was born November 9, 1924 in Dallas, Texas to parents Graham Harry and Mary Leona Horton Pierce. Upon her parents divorce in 1930, she was raised by her paternal grandparents, Andrew Johnson (Andy) and Martha Elizabeth (Bess) Byrd Pierce, on their farm on Preston Road, north of Dallas. She attended school at...
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James A. Pierce, Jr.

December 25, 1925 - May 6, 2016

James A. Pierce, Jr. died peacefully surrounded by family in Round Rock, Texas, after a very brief illness on Friday, May 6, 2016. He was ninety years old. James or Jim or Jimmy was a Christmas present born on December 25, 1925, in Calvert, Texas to James Archie Pierce, Sr. and Bessie Wilmoth Pierce. His parents, his siblings Robert Pierce and Doris Pierce Wilkerson, brother-in-law Harold...
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Zane Paduano

May 10, 1990 - May 5, 2016

Anthony Zane Paduano, devoted friend, loving son, and proud Austinite, died on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the age of 25. Known by his middle name, Zane was born on May 10, 1990, in Nashville, TN. As a baby, people were awed by Zane's quick smile and expressive eyes, traits he carried with him throughout his life. From his earliest days in school at Cedar Creek Elementary, throughout his time...
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Bryan Snyder III

March 17, 1922 - May 5, 2016

Bryan Snyder III of Austin, Texas passed away May 5, 2016 at 94. He was born March 17, 1922 in Dallas, Texas to Marguerite Helen Shumate Snyder and Bryan Snyder Jr. A 1943 graduate of Texas A&M with a BS in Economics, Bryan was a member of the Corps of Cadets, Battery A, Coast Artillery. He graduated with a Lieutenant JG commission and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His...
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Karl W. Butzer

August 19, 1934 - May 4, 2016

Karl W. Butzer, pre-eminent geographer, geo-archaeologist, cultural ecologist, environmental scientist, died May 4, 2016, in Austin, TX, at the age of 81. Karl Butzer was born in Muelheim-Ruhr, Germany. He emigrated with his parents and brother at the age of three as a Catholic refugee, residing first in England (1937-41) and then in Montreal, Canada (1941-55). Culture and context...
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Shirley Jean Swenson

February 27, 1935 - May 4, 2016

Shirley Jean Swenson was called home for eternal life by our Heavenly Father May 4, 2016. She was born February 27, 1935, although her certificate of birth states February 28. Shirley's mother said the county recorded it incorrectly — as many home births, like Shirley's, often were. She grew up in Austin's Hyde Park neighborhood, the youngest of four children, attending the Baker School on...
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Roland Kenneth (Ken) Towery

January 25, 1923 - May 4, 2016

Mr. R. Kenneth Towery Roland Kenneth Towery (Ken) was born on January 25, 1923 in Monroe County, Mississippi. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Austin, Texas on May 4, 2016, the anniversary of 69 years with his wife, Louise. He was 93 years old. After his family moved to Texas in 1924, he grew up on a farm in South Texas. Entering the US Army on his 18th birthday, Ken...
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Claire (Clara Louise Wheat) Parish

September 4, 1922 - May 2, 2016

Claire (Clara Louise Wheat) Parish, 93, died peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Claire was born on September 4, 1922, in San Antonio, Texas, to Calvin and Alabel Wheat. The family moved to Houston, then to Kansas City, Missouri, where Claire attended school and excelled in athletics. She had an older brother Bill and younger brother "Buck", both of whom she adored. Upon...
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Cristian Ryan Martinez

October 10, 1988 - May 2, 2016

Cristian Ryan Martinez October 10th, 1988 - May 2nd, 2016 Cristian was mercifully taken to his eternal resting place in heaven on May 2nd after a hard fought battle for his life at Brackenridge Hospital. He spent 23 days in the Intensive Care Unit at this hospital battling a serious heart infection. At the time of his death, Cristian was surrounded by his loving family that maintained vigil...
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Thomas Guy Bragg III

December 19, 1936 - May 2, 2016

Dr. Thomas Guy Bragg III, 79, died peacefully on May 2, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Guy was born on December 19, 1936 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Lt. Col. Thomas Bragg II and Freda Bragg. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arkansas in pre-medicine and graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a medical degree in the field of neurosurgery. ...
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Martha Valliant McLain

May 23, 1938 - May 1, 2016

Einstein once wrote, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." First and foremost, Marti McLain was a teacher. Though she taught speech, drama, and English as a professional, she also excelled in teaching history, citizenship, grammar, and common sense to all who came into her presence. She was deeply proud of her students and many credited her...
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Norma Sue Hanks Lim

September 30, 1943 - April 30, 2016

Norma Lim passed away on April 30, 2016 at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, surrounded by her loving family. She was 72 years of age. Norma was born in San Saba, Texas on September 30, 1943, the only child of William Franklin Hanks and Helen Beatrice Cooksey Hanks. She grew up in Mart, Texas and attended Mart Elementary through high school. She excelled in playing the piano and...
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Cleta Vee Powell

August 20, 1913 - April 29, 2016

Cleta Vee Gill Powell, age 102, passed from this life into her Savior's arms on April 29, 2016. She was born August 20, 1913 in Winters, Texas to Joe Love and Annie Laurie Gill, and was the middle child having an older and younger sister. She graduated from Ballinger High School and later was married to Thomas Owen Powell in January 1935. She had been a resident of Austin for 70 years and was...
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Patricia Kay Searight

October 12, 1926 - April 29, 2016

Patricia Kay Searight was born in Dallas, TX, on October 12, 1926. She was the only child of Colonel and Mrs. L. D. Stephenson. She attended part of first grade in Dallas when her Dad was transferred to Oklahoma, then to California. She finished Sunset High School her Senior Year in Dallas, having attended 17 different schools in all. During her youth, she traveled all over the southwest...
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Donald K. Wells

October 21, 1958 - April 27, 2016

Donald K. Wells, 57, of Bee Cave, Texas died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the home he shared with his life partner of 24 years, Jay Rimovsky and Pebbles, their Dalmatian. Born in Springfield, Ohio to Delores L. and Wilbur T. Wells, Sr, he is survived by a sister, Diana Lindsay, and two brothers, Tim and Mike. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Helen. His life is...
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Lucretia Donnell Newman Coke

March 28, 1917 - April 27, 2016

Lucretia Donnell Newman Coke died on April 27, 2016 in Austin, Texas. She was 99 years young. Born March 28, 1917 in Temple, Texas to Lucretia Ayers and Earl Roe Donnell, Lucretia grew up in Oak Cliff, Texas where the family owned Donnell's Ice Cream and she was often seen riding her horse in and around town. Her one brother, Earl Roe Donnell, Jr., was an Eagle Scout, who was killed in action at...
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John Granville Burton, Jr.

January 15, 1927 - April 27, 2016

John Granville Burton, Jr., age 89, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico, the eighth of nine children of a tenant farmer. After serving in the Navy in World War II, he graduated from the University of New Mexico, married his college sweetheart, Beverly Odom, and started his new job at GMAC. John and Beverly had four...
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Marie Mele

July 28, 1940 - April 26, 2016

Marie Mele age 75 passed away on April 26, 2016. She was born in Glasgow, Montana in 1940. One day in the late 1950's a young GI hopped off a train being assigned to Glasgow A.F.B. That young GI was our dad Robert P. Mele who passed away in 2011. When she saw him she said "That one is mine." They married not too long afterwards. She was a strong woman being the wife of a 22 year Air Force...
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Charles G. "Chuck" Hess

March 6, 1939 - April 25, 2016

Charles G. 'Chuck' Hess, 77, of Austin, a retired real estate broker and commercial construction manager, died unexpectedly April 25 from injuries sustained while working on his ranch in Bastrop County. Chuck was born March 6, 1939 in Jacksonville, Texas, to parents Harry and Vera Hess. The family resided in Houston where Chuck attended San Jacinto High School and was named to the all-city...
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Minerva "Minnie" Garcia

November 28, 1929 - April 25, 2016

Minerva (Minnie) Garcia passed away on April 25, 2016 from complications with congestive heart failure. She died peacefully surrounded by her family and loved ones. Minnie was born in Pflugerville, TX to Alfonso Ruiz Mendoza and Elvira Guajardo Mendoza on November 28, 1929. She was the oldest of 8 siblings and is survived by sisters, Enedina Paniagua, Mary Estrada, Gloria Ortegon, brothers,...
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Sarah Rogers Sanders

July 9, 1923 - April 25, 2016

Sarah Elizabeth Rogers Sanders passed away April 25, 2016 at the age of 92. She was born July 9, 1923 in Little Rock, AR, the only child of Joseph D. and Vera Thomas Rogers. Her father served as a Methodist minister until Sarah was 8 and they moved to north Louisiana. She graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport, LA and attended both L.S.U. and Centenary College. On June 7, 1942 she married...
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Eli Margolin

June 16, 1924 - April 25, 2016

Eli Margolin, 91, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut on June 16, 1924. Eli is survived by his wife Myrna, to whom he had been married for nearly 69 years. Eli is also survived by son Dr. Steven Margolin and his wife, Janice Margolin; son Ronald Margolin and his partner, Timm Adams; and daughter Vicki Ross...
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Lucy Ramos Abeita

November 13, 1924 - April 25, 2016

Lucy Ramos Abeita was born November 13, 1924 and joined with The Lord on April 25, 2016 at the age of 91. Lucy was a life-long resident of Austin Texas. She was a devoted wife to Julian Ramos, Sr. for 42 years. She is preceded in death by parents, Maria and Florencio Bargas; husband, Julian Ramos Sr., husband, Victor Abeita Sr.; son, Julian Ramos Jr.; and grandchildren, Yvonne Montoya and...
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Marjorie Pearl Youngblood

November 18, 1922 - April 24, 2016

Marjorie Pearl Morrow was born in DeRidder, Louisiana, in 1922. She married US Army Air Corp Lt. Winton Spencer Youngblood, also from DeRidder, in 1941. They spent 28 busy years in the USAF living in California, Nebraska, Florida, South Dakota, Maine, Germany, Georgia, Louisiana, the Philippines and of course, Texas. Marjorie and Win retired to Louisiana in 1967 and then moved to Cibolo, Texas,...
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Mary Williams Perrone

October 28, 1937 - April 24, 2016

Mary LaVerne Williams Perrone, age 78, of Austin, Texas, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016. A resident of Austin for 64 years, Mary was born in McAllen, Texas on October 28, 1937. She was raised on the Stugard Ranch in San Juan, Texas, a family owned citrus farm located in the Rio Grande Valley. In 1952 her family moved to Austin where she attended Austin High School for one year, transferred...
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Betty Beasley Etier

September 26, 1927 - April 24, 2016

Betty Beasley Etier, born September 26, 1927 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday night April 24, 2016. She was an educator for 69 years and the last 39 were at Huston Tillotson University. She is survived by her children John, Mark and Betty; grandchildren Johnathon, Joshua, Jordan, Jared, Juliann, Jana and Jamie; and her sisters Mary, Helen and Barbara...
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Earl Edward Hamilton

April 10, 1934 - April 23, 2016

Earl Edward Hamilton, 82, passed away April 23, 2016. He was born April 10, 1934 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Mae Edmond and William Hamilton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Hamilton, Frank Hamilton, sisters, Helen McCaleb and Lucille Scarborough. Ed is survived by his wife, Rosalie Hamilton; three children, Glen Hamilton (Melody), Dudley Hamilton, Julie (Karl) Nodine; four...
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Marna Robins L'Amie

May 16, 1929 - April 23, 2016

Marna was an inspiring sister, mother, wife and friend to many. Her uplifting personality was one of passion. She worked as a model, business school teacher, car salesperson, clothing sales, remodeler, writer, and nutritionist. Her last 30 years of life were especially devoted to helping mankind as she truly wanted to improve the lives of people she cared about and those she did not even know....
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Woodrow W. (Woody) Baldwin

March 28, 1920 - April 21, 2016

Dr. Woodrow W. (Woody) Baldwin, 96, professor emeritus of business management, died April 21, 2016. Raised in Amarillo, he got his bachelor's degree at University of Oklahoma and his master and doctorate degrees from UCLA. After his honorable discharge from World War II military service, Woody began his teaching career in 1946 at UCLA and taught there until 1956. He was twice chosen as UCLA's...
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Barbara "Barb" Brantner

February 25, 1949 - April 21, 2016

Barb Brantner passed away quickly, quietly and peacefully at 3:47pm on Thursday April 21st at the Hospice Austin's Christopher House. She was 67 years young, surrounded by love/family, and had given cancer a run for its money by fighting 4 years after getting diagnosed with stage 4 non-smokers lung cancer. She will be remembered as sweet, genuine, positive, always smiling, religious, loved...
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Leta Nell (Nelson) Williams

May 31, 1936 - April 21, 2016

Leta Nell (Nelson) Williams, passed away unexpectedly on April 21st, 2016 (age 79), in Austin, Texas. She was born in Belton, Texas on May 31st, 1936. There will be a private scattering service at a later time at the Lampasas River in Bell County where she grew up. Leta proudly graduated from Belton High School in 1954. She loved to learn and share what she knew with others. She was a...
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June Marie Stanford Marroquin

May 7, 1927 - April 21, 2016

June Marie Stanford Marroquin passed away in Austin, Texas on April 21, 2016. She was born on May 7, 1927 in Dallas, Texas. June graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas and Mills College in Oakland, California. She served as a social worker in the Dallas Juvenile Court. June married her husband Ben on April 9, 1950. They had three sons. June is preceded in death by her husband...
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Joan Alice Herring Blumberg

May 20, 1922 - April 21, 2016

Joan Alice Herring was born in Goose Creek, Texas, on May 20, 1922, to Alice Lowe Herring and John Wesley Herring Sr. and died in Austin on April 21, 2016. Joan was the older sister to Anita Herring Wade, Mary Herring Gillette and John Wesley Herring Jr. Her parents and siblings all predeceased her. After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School, Joan studied at the University of Houston,...
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Rosemary Berry

September 17, 1946 - April 20, 2016

Rosemary Berry of Austin, TX passed April 20, 2016, after being diagnosed with stomach cancer on February 18, 2016. Rosemary was born in Oakland, CA, September 17, 1946 to Edward and Beatrice Myers. Rosemary loved dogs and cared for 8 throughout her life. She was especially interested in knowing all she could about dog foods, their ingredients, and how those ingredients affected the health...
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Carthon P. "Phil" Phillips, USAF Ret.

April 17, 1920 - April 20, 2016

Carthon P. Phillips, Lt. Col. USAF Ret., age 96, passed away on April 20, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. "CP" or "Phil" Phillips was born April 17, 1920 in Vera Texas to Albert Frank & Kate Phillips. He grew up near Farwell, TX, and attended Texas Tech University before enlisting in the Army Air Corps immediately prior to World War II. He served in the Pacific theater with the 7th and 19th Bomb Groups...
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Elizabeth Kirksey Terry

January 15, 1961 - April 20, 2016

Elizabeth Kirksey Terry passed away on April 20, 2016. For the past two years, she battled cancer with a tenacity of spirit, even as she underwent two craniotomies in the span of a month. Her passing was made easier by the unconditional love of her friends and family: her dear friends Julie and Michael Watkins, her brave niece, Louisa, her sisters, Susannah and Caroline, lifelong friends, Cece...
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John Garland "Johnny" Cunningham

December 12, 1944 - April 19, 2016

John Garland "Johnny" Cunningham age 71 of Austin passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. He was born on Tuesday, December 12, 1944 to Leslie Garland and Annie Salome Cunningham in Austin, Texas. John Garland Cunningham is survived by his wife, Patricia Cunningham; eight children, Sheila and Steve Solis, Jonathon and Tamela Cunningham, Misty and Mike Cooper, Denise and Nakia Cole; two sister,...
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Marilyn "Gale" Phipps

November 25, 1951 - April 19, 2016

Marilyn "Gale" Phipps, of Manchaca, TX died on April 19, 2016, after a long, courageous battle fighting pancreatic cancer. Gale was born in Monett, Missouri on November 25, 1951. She was the daughter of Curtis and Maxine Phipps. She moved to Texas in 1970 with her family. Gale had a wide variety of interests and hobbies. She loved to travel and was happiest when planning her next trip. ...
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Virginia Womack McMillion

December 2, 1921 - April 18, 2016

Our beloved mother and grandmother, our beautiful Virginia, is gone. A journalist, poet, and genealogist, Virginia Womack McMillion passed away on April 18, 2016, in Austin, Texas, at the age of 94. Virginia was born Dec. 2, 1921, in Paris, Texas, to Sam Womack and Johnnybel Holt Womack. She grew up at the Womack farm at Slate Shoals, north of Paris, and in Paris. She attended Paris Community...
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Daniel C. Reyes, Sr.

January 1, 1934 - April 17, 2016

Daniel was the third of five children of Romulo and Jane Reyes. He began his career at the age of 15 as a delivery boy for Economy Engraving. Within a few short years, his dedication earned him a promotion, leading a department and a new title of Photo Engraver. During his career, Daniel spent many hours in a dark room, developing film from various advertising agencies. His team would take...
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Jacob Alan Lacey

March 17, 1983 - April 17, 2016

Jacob Alan Lacey, 33, of Lago Vista, TX, passed away on April 17th, 2016. He was born March 17th, 1983 in Dallas, TX, the son of John Lacey and Kayla Land. He attended Mineola schools and later moved to Austin where he married his wife of one year, and co-owned an RV repair company. Jacob is survived by his wife, Lisa Lacey and sons Trevor and Brian; parents John Lacey and Kayla Land and step...
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Leila Young Boswell

December 6, 1915 - April 17, 2016

Leila Young Boswell passed away April 17, 2016. She was born December 6, 1915 at the family farm on the Young Mountain in Coryell County, Texas. She was the eldest daughter of Guy Morton and Jeffie Blackwell Young. Leila was the granddaughter of James Ivy and Mary Young, early settlers to Coryell County from Georgia. From an early age she helped on the farm; milking, picking cotton and driving a...
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John Davol

December 6, 1917 - April 16, 2016

John (NMN) Davol, 98, died peacefully in his Austin home April 16, 2016, after a brief illness, in the company of his loved ones. Born in Brooklyn, NY December 6, 1917, John was the second son of Frank H. Davol Jr. and Hayes Rizbah Thomson. A graduate of The Gunnery School, Washington Connecticut, and a history major at Yale, he moved to Harlingen, TX, soon after graduating from Yale to work...
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Jeanne Dianne Hagen

September 20, 1944 - April 14, 2016

In Loving Memory of Dianne: Jeanne "Dianne" (Burnette) Hagen, died April 14, 2016 (age 71), in Lakeway, Texas. Cause of death was complications following surgery. Her funeral will be held at 11:00 am, on May 7, at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Lakeway. Dianne was born in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Trenton High School in 1962. She survived her parents, Mary...
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Ryan Jaye

June 10, 1972 - April 14, 2016

Patrick Ryan Jaye (Ryan), age 43, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Austin, Texas. He was born in Dallas, Texas to Olin and Mimi Jaye and grew up in Plano, Texas. He was a 1990 graduate of Plano East Senior High in Plano, Texas and, following graduation, went to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps. Second only to the love he had for his daughters, Ryan had a passion...
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Thelma Rose Grosse Price

September 2, 1923 - April 13, 2016

The Lord giveth and the Lord has taken away unto Him our mother, Thelma Rose Grosse Price at the age of 92. She was born on September 2, 1923 in St Louis, Missouri. Thelma passed away after a brief illness on April 13, 2016 at Christopher House. She was predeceased by her parents Edward William Grosse and Teresa Rose Grosse, siblings Berniece Stanton, Edward and Arvil Grosse and beloved husband...
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Abner Ross Schulle

September 6, 1929 - April 13, 2016

Ross Schulle, of Austin, passed away on April 13, 2016. He was born in Lockhart, Texas, in 1929, to Herbert and Mary Krueger Schulle. After military service in the US Navy, Ross came to Austin, and served 25 years as an Austin Police Officer. Then, the last 17 years before retirement were in the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He was a member of the Texas Police Association and served in...
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H. Bryce Jordan

September 22, 1924 - April 12, 2016

Dr. H. Bryce Jordan, 91, President Emeritus of Penn State University, former Interim President of the University of Texas at Austin, and President Emeritus of the University of Texas at Dallas, passed away peacefully at his home in Austin on April 12. He had been in failing health for nearly two years. Cherished husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend to all he met, Bryce Jordan saw...
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Priscilla Pond Flawn

March 20, 1926 - April 12, 2016

Priscilla Pond Flawn, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away April 12, 2016. She was born March 20, 1926 to Russell Pond and Berniece Brooks Pond. Mrs. Flawn was a native of Sarasota, Florida. She graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a B.A. degree in English and a minor in Music (organ). She and her husband Dr. Peter Flawn had two children, Tyrrell...
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Herbert Emil Sander

October 30, 1921 - April 11, 2016

Herbert was born in Lincoln, Lee County, Texas, on October 30, 1921, the second oldest of four boys and one girl, granted by our Heavenly Father to Emil Henry and Selma Helena (Weiser) Sander. The Lord and giver of life, who according to His Sovereign Will, chose to summon Herbert's soul to Himself in Heaven on April 11, 2016, at the age of 94 years. Herbert was baptized in the name of the...
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Dovie Green

May 28, 1939 - April 11, 2016

Dovie Green age 76 of Buda, Texas passed away on April 11, 2016. Dovie is survived by her devoted husband, Larry Green; daughters, Jenna Lusk and husband Michael, Angela Willmorth and husband Kevin, Lisa Green; grandchildren, Shaun Lusk and wife Rayven, Eric Lusk. Memorial Service 11:00 am on Friday, April 15, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Buda, 104 S. San Marcos Street, Buda, Texas.
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William F. Pearce, (USAF Ret.)

January 7, 1925 - April 10, 2016

A very brave WWII B-17, bombardier and navigator, Korean War and Vietnam fighter pilot flew his last mission to heaven on April 10, 2016. Bill was born in Miami, Florida in 1925. In 1944, at19, he served in the 96th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. He instructed pilots in F-86, F-84, F-100, T-33, T-6 and F-86 airplanes. He flew 23 missions over Germany and 5 missions over Berlin, including flying...
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Boone Bergfeld Knight

March 6, 2016 - April 10, 2016

Boone Bergfeld Knight died Sunday, April 10, 2016. Boone was born on March 6, 2016, the son of Meredith and Jamie Knight. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Nash; his grandparents, Mary and Jim Mauldin of Lindale, Texas, and Betty and Robert Knight of Austin; aunt, Caroline Knight of Austin; godparents, Sarah and Jim Porter and Chad and Kristin Shimaitis, all of Austin...
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Ann Worley

November 23, 1927 - April 10, 2016

Ann Worley, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, mother-in-law, aunt and friend, died peacefully on Sunday morning, April 10, 2016, leaving her family and friends with heavy hearts but filled with love and precious memories. Ann was born November 23, 1927, in Dallas to Rentz and T.C. (Long) Gullick, now deceased. She grew up there, graduating from Sunset High School, where she...
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Willard Goodwin II

March 10, 1948 - April 9, 2016

Will Goodwin, age 68, passed away April 9, 2016. He was born March 10, 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland to Willard and Mary Goodwin. He grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Union College and obtained a graduate degree in Library Science from UCLA. Will was from a long line of book lovers and collectors in Baltimore and Southern California. A longtime resident of Austin, he was a Modern...
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Alicia M. La Fuente

August 18, 1958 - April 8, 2016

Alicia M. La Fuente age 57 of Austin, Texas passed away April 8, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudy "Boffo" and Mary Estrada. Alicia was the granddaughter of the late Roy Velasquez, Sr. founder of Roy's Taxi Company of Austin. Alicia is survived by her husband, Freddy La Fuente; daughters, Jennifer Gorman and husband Robert, Melissa Foradory and husband Robert; grandson,...
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Daniel C. Morgan , Jr., PhD

September 30, 1931 - April 7, 2016

Dan Morgan, beloved husband, father, brother and professor, passed away April 7, 2016 at age 84. He was born September 30, 1931 to Daniel C. Morgan and Grace Carmichael Morgan. Dan spent most of his boyhood in Houston, with brief interludes spent in Louisiana, where the rich and interesting culture fascinated him. Dan graduated from San Jacinto High School with highest honors, giving the...
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