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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

Jack Reeves Miller

September 13, 1930 - May 22, 2017

Jack Reeves Miller, 86 passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 26, 2017 at The Texas State Cemetery, 909 Navasota Street in Austin at 10:00 a.m. Visitation with the family will be at the Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa Drive in Austin beginning at 1:00 and the Memorial at 2:00 p.m. Jack Reeves Miller was born September 13...
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Milton E. Kizer

February 5, 1926 - May 21, 2017

Gunnery Sergeant Milton E. Kizer lost his battle with life today May 21, 2017. " From the Halls of Montezuma, To the Shores of Tripoli." From the Halls of Burleson County, Texas, To the Shores of Lake Travis, Texas." Sergeant Milton E. Kizer born February 5, 1926 lived his life proudly as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He served his country in World War II, The Korean War,...
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Olga Salazar Reyna

November 27, 1934 - May 20, 2017

Our beloved mother, Olga Salazar Reyna, was called home Saturday, May 20, 2017. Our mother was preceded in death by our father, O.J. Reyna; and our sister, Diana Quiroz. Olga is survived by daughters, Cynthia Reyna, Sylvia Garcia; son, Jaime Reyna; grandchildren, Nina, Neely, Alexandria, Diego, Rudy, Vicente, Samuel and Sari; great-grandchildren, Haydon, Layla and Evangeline. Visitation...
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Banks Burke (Mac) McAnally

May 25, 1954 - May 19, 2017

Banks Burke (Mac) McAnally May 25, 1954 - May 19, 2017 Banks Burke (Mac) McAnally passed from this life on May 19, 2017, just one week short of his 63rd birthday, following a long battle with cancer. Mac was that rarest of breeds, a native Austinite. He is survived by his father, Robert W. McAnally and step-mother, Helen McAnally of Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his...
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Carl Remigius Monnin

March 13, 1934 - May 18, 2017

Carl Remigius Monnin, age 83, died on May 18, 2017, in Austin, TX, with his family by his side. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Pat Monnin; his daughters, Kim (Jeff Ersig) and Michelle Murillo (Boris); son, Jon (Joi); grandchildren, Mirko (20), Lucio (16), Brielle (8), Noah (6), and Lola (3); sister, Luella McQuality (Kettering...
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Dudley James "Jimmy" Simmons

December 24, 1958 - May 18, 2017

Dudley James "Jimmy" Simmons, 58, of Austin, Texas passed away on Thursday, May 18th after a lengthy illness. He was pre-deceased by his parents Elva and Eugenia, his older brother Franklin, and his beloved Aunt Vivian Simmons. Jimmy attended Austin High School class of 1977 and was a member of Acacia Fraternity at UT Austin. Jimmy worked at the same business, Verisk Insurance Solutions...
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Roy Howard Miller

April 5, 1924 - May 17, 2017

Roy Howard Miller was born Saturday, April 5, 1924 in Dry Creek (Del Valle), Travis County, TX, the son of Henry Christian Miller and Mary Rosalia (Hoeke) Miller. Roy was baptized March, 1925, with recognition of being the first infant baptized in the newly built Salem Lutheran Church, Del Valle, by Pastor H.W. Hafermann, who also confirmed Roy in April, 1939. Roy grew up on a farm where the...
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Marleen Medina

August 17, 1983 - May 17, 2017

Marleen Medina age 33 of Austin, Texas passed away on May 17, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Medina, Jr.; daughters, Adriana Nicole Garcia, Juliana Yvette Rodriguez, Melissa Rayleen Medina; sons, Raymond Medina, III, Christopher Edward Medina; mother, Mary Alice Rodriguez; father, Daniel Rodriguez, Sr.; brothers, Mark Rodriguez, Daniel Rodriguez II. Recitation of the Holy...
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Florence Roberta Key Fisher

March 1, 1927 - May 17, 2017

Florence Roberta Key Fisher, 90, of Austin, Texas, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2017 in a South Austin Hospital. Florence, or Roberta as she was known, is survived by her two sons, Jon Keith Fisher of Austin and Eddie Ross Fisher of Pearland; her sister, Anita Wilborn of Port Lavaca. six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Roberta was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward...
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Thomas Oran Murphey III

May 27, 1982 - May 15, 2017

MURPHEY III, Thomas Oran T. Murphey was born on May 27, 1982 to Betty Ann and T.O. Murphey, Jr. in Austin, TX. He died in Austin on May 15, 2017. Thomas graduated from Austin High School and received his degree in Communications from Texas State University. He also earned a teaching certificate and taught at O'Henry Junior High where he was once a student. T. had many talents but music...
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Calvin Alphonso Soriero

March 8, 1948 - May 14, 2017

Calvin Alphonso Soriero was born on March 8, 1948 in Washington DC and died on May 14, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. His parents were Calvin Soriero (born in Providence, Rhode Island) and Margaret Beverly Soriero (born in Austin, Texas). Cal had three nicknames - "Joe", "Howdy", and "Fella". While his father was in the Navy, Cal lived his earliest years in Alexandria, Virginia and then moved with...
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Bess Simmons

September 10, 1928 - May 13, 2017

Bess Simmons was born September 10, 1928, to Nina Floy Phillips and Harold Edwin Brooks, delivered by her grandfather, Dr. William Frederick Brooks, in Clarksville, Texas. The fourth of eight children, she grew up in Bagwell, Texas, attended Clarksville High School, Paris Junior College, North Texas State University, and the University of Texas at Austin. Bess worked at various jobs, from...
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Maria Rosales

September 15, 1924 - May 13, 2017

Maria Rosales passed away on May 13, 2017, she was 92 years old. She was born in Mission, Texas. Her favorite past time was playing bingo and letting everyone know in the building that she had won. She also enjoyed watching Mexican soap operas. Everyone who knew her sure knew her life was like one. She also loved to travel. One of her fondest memories was taking a trip with her daughter,...
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Joe "Pera" Castillo Perez

June 17, 1940 - May 13, 2017

Joe "Pera" Castillo Perez passed away on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 after a long illness with his loving son by his side. He was born in Elgin, Texas on June 17, 1940 to the late Isabel Perez and Maria Castillo Perez. Joe served his country for twelve years in the army. Joe enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Janie Gamez Perez; sister and...
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Alvis "Rocky" Riddle

December 5, 1954 - May 13, 2017

Alvis "Rocky" W. Riddle, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on May 13, 2017. Rocky was born in Houston, Texas on December 5, 1954, and was currently residing with his wife Linda in Spicewood, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father Alvis William Riddle, his mother Helen, and his brother, Bill Riddle. Rocky is survived by his wife of more than 35 years, Linda, along with their 3...
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Howard Salter

December 4, 1928 - May 12, 2017

Howard Salter passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the age of 88. He was born in Houston, TX. Howard served 2 years in the Navy, and after a few years he reenlisted in the Air Force for a combined service of more than 20 years, from which he retired in 1967. He began his second career in the Federal Aviation Administration for another 20+ years. Howard was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Bessie Lee Ellis

May 4, 1929 - May 10, 2017

Bessie Lee Ellis died on May 10, 2017 in Sunnyvale, TX at the age of 88. She was formerly from Austin, TX and was preceded in death by her husband, Chief Master Sergeant Haskell L. Ellis, Sr. and son, Jerry Thornton. Bessie is survived by two sons and a stepdaughter and their spouses, Haskell and Diane Ellis, Tommy and Merrily Ellis, and Betty and Bill Clark from Florida, as well as six...
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Donald Eric Crawford

January 24, 1942 - May 10, 2017

Donald (Don) Eric Crawford, born on January 24, 1942 in Buffalo, NY, passed away in Austin, TX on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the age of 75. A loving husband, loving father, and loyal friend, Don was the son of Sherman Barnes and Sybil Crawford. Following his graduation from Waco High School, he attended Baylor University in Waco, TX. After 32 years of service, he retired from his position as...
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Lindy Bullock Ward

October 15, 1951 - May 10, 2017

The best looking girl in Texas with an even more beautiful heart. - Phil
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Janie D. Salazar

August 23, 1929 - May 9, 2017

Janie Diaz Salazar, born August 23, 1929 in Chapel Hill, Texas, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 87. Janie was preceded in death by her loving husband, John R. Salazar Sr., with whom she had eight children. Janie had been active with The Ladies of Charity of Austin and volunteered and worked at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store due to her belief in helping others in need...
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Thomas Byron Smith

March 6, 1929 - May 8, 2017

Thomas Byron Smith was born March 6, 1929 in Ryan, Oklahoma. He was Valedictorian of Ryan High School class of 1947, and an all-around athlete in football, basketball, baseball, track and boxing. Tom married Diane Staffelbach in 1951, in what he said was his "best move". They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 2016. Tom graduated Oklahoma A&M College in 1952, BS Industrial...
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Alex David Putnam

October 8, 1991 - May 8, 2017

Alex David Putnam, 25, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2017. He was born in Austin on October 8, 1991, to David and Tina Moore Putnam. Devoted son, loving husband, beloved brother and loyal friend, Alex was known for his easygoing nature and his infectious smile. He attended Bridgepoint Elementary School and West Ridge Middle School, where he formed life-long friendships. At Westlake High...
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Peter T. Flawn

February 17, 1926 - May 7, 2017

Peter T. Flawn University president, geologist, professor, author, husband, father, and grandfather Peter T. Flawn died on May 7, 2017, at age 91. During his historic career in higher education, Dr. Flawn served twice as president of The University of Texas at Austin and as president of The University of Texas at San Antonio. Peter Tyrrell Flawn was born in Miami, Florida, on February 17,...
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Tony D. Martinez

September 4, 1963 - May 7, 2017

Tony D. Martinez, age 53 of Austin passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was a dedicated father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Tony was an avid UT Longhorn and Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved to cook, joke and spend quality time with his family. Wherever Tony went, an adventure followed, whether it be his firework displays, homemade meals and feasts for his family, music or just having a...
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Tommie Christine Luna Ortegon

June 17, 1954 - May 6, 2017

Tommie Christine Luna Ortegon born on June 17, 1954 to Alfredo and Mary Luna of Austin, Texas, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the age of 62 years old. Preceded in death, mother and father, Alfredo and Mary Luna of Austin, TX; sister, Margaret Cadena husband, Ramon Cadena of Austin, TX. Tommie is survived by her devoted husband, Jesse A Ortegon, Sr. of Austin, TX, her three...
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Verne D.J. Philips

November 3, 1918 - May 5, 2017

Verne D.J. Philips of Austin passed away on May 5, 2017 at the age of 98. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Lavon Philips. Verne was born in Dallas on November 3, 1918 to Vincent and Beulah Scarle Philips. There will be a service to remember and celebrate his full life on Friday, May 26th at 11am at First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive. Verne's parents met when his...
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Alvina A. Garcia

January 14, 1925 - May 5, 2017

Alvina A. Garcia, age 92, of Austin, Texas passed away May 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gabriel Garcia, Sr.; daughters, Rita Garcia and Linda Aguirre. Alvina is survived by daughters: Olga Bruening (husband Joe), Ruth Shaker (Ali); and her son, Gabriel Garcia, Jr. (wife Shawn); eight grandchildren; and eight-great-grandchildren; one sister; and one brother. ...
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Glenn D. Sawyer

December 7, 1929 - May 5, 2017

Glenn Donald Sawyer was born on December 7, 1929, in Spur, Texas to John Henry Sawyer and Lillian Beauregard Cooke Sawyer. John Henry was a newspaperman, a tough life during the years of the Great Depression. The family moved frequently as papers closed down and new opportunities arose - from the towns of West Texas, to Eagle Pass and Raymondville in the Valley, to Corpus Christi on the Gulf...
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Arthur Kunze

December 25, 1920 - May 5, 2017

Arthur Kunze passed from this life on May 5, 2017. He was born December 25, 1920 to Henry and Jenny Kunze. He had a long happy full life. Arthur is a World War II veteran who served his country proudly. After the war and being Honorably Discharged he worked for the Civil Service at Kelly AFB until he retired. Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, Odessa Kunze. He is survived by his...
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Mary Notley Morse

November 11, 1920 - May 4, 2017

Mary Morse was born in Teague, Texas in 1920, the elder of the two daughters of Llewellyn and Mary Ettie Notley. Her father was superintendent of the Teague public schools. Mary was valedictorian of her 1937 Teague High School graduating class. She attended the University of Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1941. While at UT, she was a member of Plan II and Phi Beta...
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Jerry Cocreham Moore

March 27, 1925 - May 3, 2017

Longtime Austin resident Jerry Cocreham Moore, 92, died Wednesday, May 3, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 15, at First Baptist Church in Austin. Burial will follow in the Texas State Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at Weed-Corley-Fish North Funeral Home in Austin. Jerry's mission in life was to help people....
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Steven Clifford Bauserman, M.D.

October 24, 1936 - May 3, 2017

Steven Clifford Bauserman MD, 80, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Lakeway, TX. He was born October 24, 1936 in Iowa City, IA to Clifford and Margaret Bauserman. Steve graduated from Iowa City High School in 1955. In 1957 he graduated from Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA where he studied French and was also quarterback and captain of the football team. After meeting Dr. Russell Meyers...
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Maria Rodriguez Venegas

December 19, 1929 - May 3, 2017

Maria Rodriguez Venegas 87, of Austin, Texas born in Santa Rosa, Texas on December 19, 1929 was taken to heaven on May 3, 2017. She is preceded in death by Alfredo, Ida, Alfredo Jr. and Francisco Venegas. Maria leaves behind four children: Eduardo (Gladys), Charles (Celia), Lydia (Garen), and Irene Venegas; 9 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. Recitation...
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Shang-Mei Hillhouse

August 5, 1970 - May 1, 2017

Amazing woman, Finance Ph.D., Professor, Teacher, loving wife, and soul-mate, Shang-Mei Hillhouse, née Lee, died on May 1, 2017 in Austin, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on August 5, 1970 in the Year of the Dog to I-Min Lee and Ai-Chin Liu in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Shang-Mei, which means "elegant beauty" in Chinese, and which she certainly was, had a life that spanned the globe...
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Isabel Mary Segura Estrada

July 11, 1942 - April 30, 2017

Our cherished mother, Isabel Mary Segura Estrada, age 74, of Austin, was surrounded by her family when she was peacefully called to rest by our Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Mary was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother until her very last day. She retired from the food service industry after more than 20 years, during which time she made many dear friends. She will...
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Alfred "Fred" Esquivel

July 6, 1936 - April 30, 2017

Alfred "Fred" Esquivel age 80 was born July 6, 1936 and passed away April 30, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Paul Esquivel, Sr.; brothers, Frank Sr. and Felix Esquivel; sister, Virginia Esquivel. Alfred is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years Rosie Esquivel; his daughter, Theresa Esquivel Rubio and husband Mark Rubio; grandchildren, Desirae, Ryan, Zachary and...
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Steven Michael Guzman

January 19, 1978 - April 29, 2017

Steven Michael Guzman, 39, of Austin, Texas passed away on Friday, April 28th. Steven was born on January 19, 1978, in Saginaw, Michigan where he resided until moved to Austin with his family when he was 19 years old. In Michigan, he attended Nouvel Catholic Central High School. The past nine years Steven was employed at the South Lamar location of Sprouts at the butcher counter. He very...
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Lillian Anderson

November 20, 1919 - April 29, 2017

Lillian (Schlottmann) Anderson was born November 20, 1919 at Prairie Hill, Washington County, Texas. Surrounded by her family, she entered into the eternal presence of her Lord and Savior on April 28, 2017. The granddaughter of German immigrants who came to that area before the Civil War, she was raised on the family farm at Prairie Hill by her parents, Otto and Lonnie (Roesler) Schlottmann. As...
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Lambert "Ray" Sabrsula

July 20, 1953 - April 28, 2017

Lambert "Ray" Sabrsula of Austin was called home by our Heavenly Father on April 28, 2017. He passed on peacefully surrounded by family. Ray was born in Luling, Texas on July 20, 1953 to Ava Nell Higginbothan and Lambert Zefrin Sabrsula. Ray attended Prairie Lea High School. He moved to Austin shortly after that. He had four children with his first marriage, one child in his second marriage...
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Mary Cunningham Boone

September 27, 1922 - April 28, 2017

Mary Cunningham Boone, "GrandMary," died on April 28, 2017 in Austin, Texas at age 94. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, to May "Dear" Price and Frank Cunningham. She was the next-to-youngest of five children. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, Mary met her husband, Arthur, while both were attending Baylor University. They were married in 1944 while he was on leave from the...
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Patricia Ann Meandro

April 2, 1931 - April 27, 2017

Patricia Ann Meandro, age 86, passed away April 27, 2017 in Pflugerville, Texas from Alzheimer's disease. Born April 2, 1931 in New Castle, Indiana, she lived in many cities as a child, but settled in San Antonio for 50 years where she raised her family. Patricia was a member of Shepard King Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir for many years. Her rendition of the song of the Lord's...
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Wilburn Thomas (WT) Castle

February 16, 1926 - April 26, 2017

Wilburn Thomas (WT) Castle, age 91, of Florence, Texas was born on February 16, 1926 in Plain Dealing, Louisiana and was welcomed to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. WT joined the US Navy in 1944 during World War II and served on the USS Leland E. Thomas until 1946. He then left the Navy and enlisted in the US Army where he served until 1965, and retired at the rank of Sgt....
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Mollie Poe Doyal

February 19, 1934 - April 26, 2017

Our beloved Mollie passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Services will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00am at Weed-Corley-Fish funeral home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78705, with Rev. Barry Pritchard officiating. Burial will follow in Taylor, Texas cemetery. Viewing shall be Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Born February 19, 1934 in Taylor, Texas to the late...
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Guadalupe "Lupe" Gonzalez

June 4, 1939 - April 23, 2017

Lupe Gonzalez, beloved husband, passed away at the age of 77 on April 23, 2017. Lupe is survived by his wife, Dawn; his daughter and son in law Anna and Carlos Botello and their children, David Gonzalez and his children, Irene Jacusis and her children, Daniel Gonzalez his children, and Carla and Jody Krampota and their children. Lupe has 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Lupe also...
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Mary Margaret Marshall George

May 3, 1947 - April 23, 2017

Mary Margaret Marshall George passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, surrounded by her beloved family. She was born in El Paso on May 3, 1947 to Schuyler Marshall, III and his wife Clara "Tabby" Barton Marshall. She was taught by example to nurture both her family and her community. Her father was a prominent trial attorney and partner at ScottHulse. She was the great-granddaughter of...
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Viola "Vi" Larkin Rutz

March 14, 1932 - April 22, 2017

Vi was born March 14, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY. When she was 12 her family moved to Tampa, FL. She graduated from Hillsborough High School, Tampa in 1949 and from Concordia University (then Concordia Teachers College), River Forest, IL in 1953 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. That fall she opened a kindergarten at Trinity Lutheran Church, Orlando, FL, a seed which eventually grew to Trinity...
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Lane McClellan Robertson

September 22, 1968 - April 21, 2017

Lane McClellan Robertson, 48, of Austin died suddenly on April 21st having just parred number 8 at the University of Texas Golf Club. Lane was born September 22, 1968 in Houston, TX. He moved to Horseshoe Bay when he was 10, and he enjoyed his many summers at Camp Longhorn. He graduated from Christchurch Episcopal School in Christchurch, Virginia, where he played varsity soccer. Lane...
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Gayle Armond Ferguson

December 1, 1952 - April 21, 2017

Gayle Armond Ferguson, age 64, of Austin, Texas, left this life which he so loved to join our heavenly Father on Friday, April 21st, 2017. Born in San Bernardino, CA to Calvin L. R. Ferguson and Carolyn G. Ferguson, both also departed, Gayle graduated class of 1971 from Hillcrest High School in Sumter, SC. He earned his BS/BA in Business Management from the University of South Carolina in 1978...
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Marie M. Graeber

March 16, 1920 - April 21, 2017

Marie M. Graeber, age 97 of Austin, Texas, formerly of Hazlet, NJ and North Arlington, NJ, passed away on April 21, 2017. Marie is survived by Helen Dulany, Jay and Barbara Taylor, Barbara Berman, Dolores Maher, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services for Marie will be planned at a later date.
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Eloise Waldrop Price

January 9, 1934 - April 19, 2017

Eloise Waldrop Price was born January 9, 1934 in Raleigh North Carolina to John Douglas Waldrop and Jenny Lind Penn Waldrop Hill. She passed away on April 19, 2014, after a prolonged illness. Eloise married Joe L. Price, Jr. on November 5, 1955 at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh, North Carolina. After Joe earned his Master's degree from The University of North Carolina, Chapel...
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Dorothy Wentrcek Cavett

September 20, 1931 - April 19, 2017

Dorothy Wentrcek Cavett, 85, of Austin, Texas passed away on April 19, 2017 with her children at her side. Born September 20, 1931 in Granger, Texas, she grew up there as an only child of John E. Wentrcek and Martha Valchar Wentrcek. She attended school in Taylor, Texas. Upon graduation from Taylor High School in 1949, she moved to Austin to attend Durham's Business College. After...
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Brian Dozier Thornton

April 28, 1963 - April 18, 2017

Brian Dozier Thornton, age 53, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the St. Vincent Heart Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on April 28, 1963, in Austin to Bill and Jonelle (Wheatley) Thornton and was raised in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. He was preceded in death by his brother, Matthew Thornton. Brian is survived by his parents, Bill and Jonelle Thornton; brother,...
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William Stallings Newberry

July 16, 1929 - April 18, 2017

William Stallings Newberry (Bill), died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the age of 87. Bill was born July 16, 1929 in Childress, Texas, the only child of William H Newberry and Florence Stallings. After high school graduation, Bill enrolled at Texas Tech University, obtaining a BBA. He then joined the U.S. Marine Corp and was wounded in Korea. He married Jane Witcher in December of 1954 and...
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Joseph Anthony Massa, M.D.

December 23, 1926 - April 17, 2017

Joseph Anthony Massa, M.D. passed away on April 17, 2017, at the age of 90. Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Shirley Biffle Massa; daughter, Shana Massa Slaughter and her husband Tommy of Austin; son, Joseph (Jay) Massa and his wife, Lauris Brown Massa; and his granddaughters, Kate Massa and Elizabeth Massa all of Dallas; and numerous beloved cousins. Joseph was preceded in...
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Marion Inez McLendon

July 10, 1919 - April 17, 2017

Marion Inez McLendon was born in Natchez, Mississippi, on July 10, 1919, to Fredrick Conway McLendon and Lela Mae Bunch McLendon. She went to her Lord and Savior on April 17, 2017. Marion spent her early years in San Antonio, moving to Austin with her family in 1931. She professed her faith in Jesus in 1932 and was baptized at Congress Avenue Baptist Church. She was a long-time member of Hyde...
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Jan White

August 4, 1929 - April 15, 2017

Janice (Jan) White, died April 15, 2017, at the age of 87. She was born in Hubbard, Wisconsin August 4, 1929 to Frieda Bartz and Harry McDermott, lived in Clyman, Wisconsin from infancy to age 11. She and her mother moved to Milwaukee at that time, and then she moved to San Diego, California when she was 21. She met and married Lonnie White there in 1955 and their two children were born there....
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Lois Lydia Stahlke

June 25, 1963 - April 15, 2017

Lois Lydia Stahlke was born on June 25, 1963 in Austin, Texas, as the only child of Glenn D. and Erna Klotz Sawyer. She lived her entire life in Austin -- was baptized in September 1963 at First English Lutheran, confirmed in May 1978 At Faith Lutheran Church, and joined Hope Lutheran Church with her parents in February of 1988. She was called to rest in her eternal home on Saturday, April 15,...
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Carmen D. Solis

February 4, 1923 - April 15, 2017

Our beloved and devoted mother, Carmen Delfina Solis, 94, passed away on April 15, 2017. She was born February 4, 1923 to Alfredo Ruiz and Celestina Leal in San Rafael, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Carmen married Frank Rangel Solis in 1949 in San Antonio, Texas. They were happily married for 67 years. Carmen was a parishioner of Christo Rey Catholic Church and San Jose Catholic Church. She enjoyed...
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James (Jim) G. McCartney Colonel USAF Retired

November 16, 1951 - April 14, 2017

Dr. James (Jim) McCartney was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1951 to Melvin and Evelyn (Isariotis) McCartney. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by mother Evelyn, sister Ellen Upton of Kansas City, his wife Patti (King), and daughters Lindsay and Jamie. Jim attended UMKC School Of Dentistry, received his Master's Degree at University of Texas, and Doctor of Dental Surgery...
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Edward Walter Zdrodowski, C.S.C.

May 1, 1940 - April 14, 2017

A blessed event on May 1, 1940, occurred in Ansonia, CT, with the birth of an only child lo Walter Zdrodowski and Mary Anne Pazacskas Zdrodowski. The baby boy was baptized Edward Walter Zdrodowski on May 26, 1940, in St. Anthony Church. He received his elementary education at Assumption School in Ansonia. Brother Edward related that during second grade, he could not write his entire name on the...
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Gerhard "Gerry" Joseph Fonken

August 3, 1928 - April 13, 2017

Dad's life followed a common, but by no means ordinary, early 20th century American theme. He immigrated as a baby through Ellis Island with his mother and brother, escaping the hardscrabble chaos and brutal economic depression of Weimar Germany. They joined his father and uncle in North Haledon, New Jersey, the two having come earlier to find work. Like so many others of his generation, Dad...
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Margrette Holbert Stevenson

March 31, 1928 - April 13, 2017

A celebration of Margrette Holbert Stevenson's life will be held at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 1:30 P.M. A private family burial will be held at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas. Margrette joined her Savior on April 13, 2017, after a brief illness. She was born in Dallas, Texas, on March 31, 1928, to Frank Preston and Josie Stevenson...
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Bob Abraham

August 27, 1924 - April 13, 2017

Robert M Abraham, age 92, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior early Thursday morning, April 13, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Robert, known as Bob, was born in Lemoore, CA, on August 27, 1924. Bob is predeceased by the love of his life, wife, Rosalie Rothbauer Abraham; mother Jeanette Havard, father, Russell Abraham, and step-father, Carl Havard and...
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David Calvin Mattax

January 15, 1957 - April 13, 2017

Texas Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax, 60, devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend, and dedicated public servant, died on the morning of April 13, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born January 15, 1957 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, David lived in Bordeaux, France before moving to Houston. An avid historian and mathematician, David graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in...
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James Waters Matheney

September 11, 1926 - April 13, 2017

James Waters Matheney, age 90, of Austin, Texas died peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 13, 2017 surrounded by his children. He was born on September 11, 1926 in El Dorado, Arkansas to Harriett Waters and Matthew Pierce Matheney. Jim grew up in El Dorado and graduated from El Dorado High School before going off to Hendrix College. He accepted an appointment to the US Naval Academy from...
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Albert Harris "Buddy" Lundstedt

February 23, 1926 - April 13, 2017

Albert Harris (Buddy) Lundstedt, 91 of Austin Texas passed away peacefully on April 13, 2017 surrounded by his children. He was born in Austin on February 23, 1926 to Frans Emil Lundstedt and Ellen Carrie Peterson Lundstedt. He attended Baker Elementary, University Junior High and Graduated from Austin High School in 1943 where he was a member of the 1942 state champion football team. After...
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Maurine Syma Thomason

August 31, 1920 - April 12, 2017

Most of us believed she was invincible. And, up until her last day on earth, she was. Maurine Syma Thomason was a matriarch and could beautifully balance generosity and pure love with discipline and candor. Her garden was always green and flourishing, and she never missed an opportunity to turn one plant into twenty for one of her favorite church fundraisers. She was deeply loved by so many...
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Judith Wearne Anderson

July 1, 1941 - April 12, 2017

Judith Wearne Anderson, 75, finally entered into eternal peace after a long struggle with the affects of multiple strokes. She passed away in her bed at the Bel Air at Teravista nursing home in Round Rock, TX, surrounded by loved ones. Born on July 1, 1941, she was the oldest daughter of Norman and Pauline Wearne of Arlington, VA. She is the widow of Col. Robert Tracy Anderson Jr. who...
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Nicholas Vanderlin McCausland

February 14, 1927 - April 12, 2017

Nicholas Vanderlin McCausland, 90, passed away in his sleep April 12, 2017 in Austin, TX where he moved 9 years ago to be close to family. He was born in Gary, Indiana on February 14, 1927, to Joseph Vanderlin McCausland and Rachel Lauretta Scott. Nick graduated from the University of California Berkley and received a Masters from Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International...
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Teresa Mendiola Ontiveros

April 6, 1962 - April 11, 2017

Teresa Mendiola Ontiveros, age 55 of Austin, Texas, passed away on April 11, 2017. She was born April 6, 1962 in Corpus Christi, TX She retired from AT&T after 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alicia Mendiola; and brother, David Salinas. Teresa is survived by her husband, Benito Ontiveros Jr.; sons, Ben Casey and Lucas Ontiveros; brothers, Javier (Lupita)...
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John Sortore

July 2, 1926 - April 10, 2017

John Sortore died peacefully in his sleep at Christopher House on April 10, 2017. Born and raised in Friendship, New York, John served in the Army during World War II, during which time he met Bonnie Franklin, whom he married in 1946, followed by 71 wonderful years together. In 1951, John and Bonnie moved to Lubbock where John began his professional career as a member of the Lubbock Police...
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Samuel "Sam" Ellis Dunnam IV

July 22, 1931 - April 10, 2017

Samuel 'Sam' Ellis Dunnam IV passed away peacefully on April 10th in Austin, Texas, after a long illness. He will be remembered as a man of action, integrity and kindness who possessed a never-ending thirst for knowledge. The eldest son of Samuel Ellis Dunnam and Virginia Illig Dunnam, Sam was born on July 22, 1931 in Houston, Texas, where he spent his early youth. His family moved to...
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Henry C. Franklin, Sr.

July 17, 1924 - April 10, 2017

Henry C Franklin, Sr. died on April 10, 2017 of natural causes. He was a lifelong resident on Austin, TX. He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys Franklin. Henry was born July 17, 1924 in Austin, TX. He enlisted in the Navy during WW2 and served on the USS Ashland in the South Pacific under Admiral Nimitz. Survivors include his son, Danny Franklin and wife Denise Franklin; daughter,...
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Sandra Holmes Standley

November 8, 1956 - April 10, 2017

Sandra Holmes Standley, 60, of Austin, died April 10, 2017. She was born November 8, 1956 in Port Arthur, Texas, the daughter of George and Ida Judice Grimes Holmes. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, and attended Lamar University. Sandra loved cooking, traveling, arts and crafts, and listening to the Blues. She especially loved living in the "Jewel of Texas" as she called Austin...
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Margaret Catherine Berry

August 8, 1915 - April 9, 2017

Gabriel blew his horn for Margaret Catherine Berry early on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was born on August 8, 1915, in Dawson, Texas, to Winfred and Lillian McCluney Berry, who predeceased her. After graduation from Dawson High School, she attended the University of Texas (1933-1937), where she majored in history, was active on campus and graduated with honors. She taught history in...
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Marilyn Louise Nauert Almond

October 13, 1928 - April 9, 2017

Marilyn Louise Nauert Almond was 88 years old when she passed away April 9, 2017. She was a lovely woman and lively soul right up to the week preceding her death. She lived in the Magnolia Nursing and Rehabilitation facility in Luling, Texas at the time of her death, but she was a lifelong Austinite, and very proud to be one. She was born in Austin on October 13, 1928 at Brackenridge...
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Ryland Albert Mazur

January 18, 1920 - April 8, 2017

Ryland Albert Mazur, 97, of Austin was called peacefully home to his heavenly Father on April 8th 2017. Ryland was born on January 18, 1920 in Fairmont, West Virginia to George and Ada Mazur. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am at St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 9:30 am on April 12th at St....
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Annie Mabel Hodnett New

March 21, 1912 - April 8, 2017

Annie Mabel Hodnett New, age 105 of Cedar Creek, Texas passed away April 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge Edgar, her children, Mary Catherine Spivey, James Edgar "Sonny" New, Talmadge Eugene New, Mattie Ola Kleiber; two great grandchildren, Kelly Jo Kleiber, Zachary Lane New. Annie is survived by her daughter, Beverley Oliver; and son-in-law, Ronnie Kleiber; nineteen...
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Max Brenner

January 23, 1936 - April 8, 2017

Dr. Max Brenner, a physician, artist, writer, husband, father of seven, grandfather to eleven, and great grandfather, died on April 8, 2017. After surviving the holocaust, he immigrated to the United States. Dr. Brenner finished college by age 19 while learning English. Turning down admission to a prestigious art school, he attended medical school in Rome, Italy, where he met his wife of 61...
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Ann Stayton Lewis

January 26, 1926 - April 7, 2017

Ann Stayton Heiligenthal Lewis passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Friday, April 7, 2017. She was born on January 26, 1926 in Austin to Hallie Robertson Stayton and Judge Robert Weldon Stayton. She attended Stephen F. Austin High School and later the University of Texas, where she pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was a lifelong member of All Saints Episcopal Church...
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Audrie "Honey" Dixson

June 1, 1923 - April 7, 2017

Audrie Lucille Druhan Dixson, our beloved "Honey" passed away on April 7, 2017 at the age of 93. She was born in Alberta, Canada. She married Ronald Thomas Dixson and moved to the United States on October 31, 1952. She is preceded by her late husband Ron Dixson and her grandson Graham Cummings. She is survived by her children Patrick, Robert, John and wife Lauren, Dixie, Mary Laura and fiancé...
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David Matthew Thomas

November 8, 1934 - April 6, 2017

David Matthew Thomas was born on November 8, 1934 to Margaret and Richard Delmar Thomas in Beaver Falls, PA. He moved to Texas with his mother and two sisters, Geri and Pat, as a young child. David attended Austin High School and later attended a technical school at Blinn University. He served in the military reserves for a few years. David had a hard working nature from an early age. By the...
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Joseph Folberg

March 19, 1922 - April 5, 2017

Joseph Folberg passed away peacefully on April 5 after a brief illness. He recently celebrated his 95th birthday at a party surrounded by loved ones and friends. He lost his beloved wife, Elaine, in the summer of 2015 to the complications of Alzheimer's disease. They were married 73 years. He was a devoted father, grandfather and husband. The child of immigrants, he grew up in Philadelphia...
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Edie Musgrove

April 11, 1930 - April 4, 2017

Frieda "Edie" Ann Pursch Musgrove of Austin passed away on April 4, 2017, at the age of 86. She was born in Houston, TX on April 11, 1930, as the only child of Augusta and Charles Pursch. Edie graduated from Austin High School in Houston, where she was a member of the Scottish Brigade. At the University of Houston in 1948, she met an ROTC cadet named John Conner Musgrove. She agreed to marry...
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Harold Koen Shelton, Jr.

September 2, 1930 - April 4, 2017

Harold Koen Shelton Jr., age 86, died peacefully early Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017. Harold was born in Austin, Texas, on September 2, 1930, to Mary Elizabeth Gillis and Harold K. Shelton. Harold's maternal grandfather, Simon Gillis, served as the mayor of Austin. Harold's uncles were all very active in Austin politics. They include Edgar, Earl, Emmett, John E., and Polk. The Shelton Clan...
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Robert J. Roth

January 20, 1952 - April 4, 2017

Robert Roth left this earthly realm on April 4, 2017, after a prolonged illness against which he waged a heroic struggle. He was born on January 20, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Richard McKnight Roth and Joan Marie Johnston Roth. The family moved to Texas in 1965. He graduated from Tascosa High School in Amarillo, followed by a year at Texas Tech University. He completed his Bachelor's...
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Marie Cardona Fink

September 1, 1929 - April 4, 2017

Marie Cardona Fink was born September 1, 1929 in Palma de Mallorca on the island of Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands. At 9 months old, her family moved to Birkhadem, Algeria, a small suburb of Algiers where her father worked first as a flower manager and then a fruit farm manager. At that time, Algeria was a department of France. Marie grew up speaking Catalan at home and French in school. ...
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Mark D Bowles

October 9, 1951 - April 4, 2017

Bowles, Mark D. (1951-2017) Mark Bowles, 65, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 4th. Mark was a loving husband to the love of his life, wife Bobbi for 43 years, a loving Dad to daughter Emily and son-in-law Patrick, son Nick and his fiancé Sara, and last but not least the best Gpaw in the world to his beautiful granddaughter Skyler...who he absolutely adored! We just wish he had more...
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Anthony "Tony" Perez

August 27, 1952 - April 4, 2017

Anthony "Tony" Perez of Austin was called home by our Heavenly Father on April 4, 2017. He passed on peacefully surrounded by family and friends. His family sincerely thanks the staff of St. David's Heart Hospital of Austin for their care and kindness. Tony was born in Austin, Texas on August 27, 1952 to Elizabeth Carrol and Mario Perez. Tony attended Johnston High School where he met his...
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Margie Amy Clinger Ferris

February 2, 1933 - April 2, 2017

Margie C. Ferris, 84, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away on April 2, 2017. Margie was born in Austin, Texas. She was a kind, loving soul who was devoted to her family and who dedicated her life to providing care and support to others. Her compassion, spirit and joy for life will be greatly missed. Born on February 2, 1933 to Carl E. Clinger and Amy P. Cox, Margie lived in Austin the...
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Lila Matthys

November 3, 1918 - March 31, 2017

Lila Ruth Stokes Matthys, age 98, died on March 31, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Lila and her twin sister Opal Elaine were born on November 3, 1918, in Cheapside, Texas, to Rev. Verner Elster Stokes, Sr. and Opal Elizabeth Carlin Stokes. Lila and Elaine had an older brother Elster, Jr. and younger sister Jenibel. From the beginning of her life, Lila exhibited great curiosity about the world. She...
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Dixie Lee Gray

September 12, 1944 - March 31, 2017

Dixie Lee Gray, 72 of Austin, TX passed away on March 31st, 2017 at North Austin Medical Center after being admitted on March 26th. Her family was by her side for the journey to Heaven. She was born in Winfield, KS to Richard Collins and Diane Collins(Hamilton). Dixie worked at TRW Reda Pump in Bartlesville, OK for roughly ten years. She later relocated to Austin, TX in 1986 with her...
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Delbert (Del) F. Smith

December 17, 1931 - March 31, 2017

Delbert (Del) F. Smith, age 85, passed away March 31, 2017, after a brief illness, with his family at his side. Del was born on December 17, 1931, in Sondheimer, Louisiana to Dalton and Bessie Smith. He married the love of his life, Joan Rambo, in 1957 and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Del served with distinction in the United States Air Force (USAF) for 20 years as...
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Janet Dittlinger Ragsdale

November 13, 1924 - March 30, 2017

Janet Dittlinger Ragsdale, real estate investor and one of the original founders of the Austin Humane Society, passed away at the age of 92 on the 30th of March, after a brief illness. She was the wife of noted Big Bend historian and Big Band leader Ken Ragsdale, who preceded her in death in 2015. Apart from a brief time in San Diego during the war and later in Dallas, she was a life-long...
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Karen Campbell Malone

January 4, 1952 - March 29, 2017

Karen Campbell was born in the Texas Panhandle town of Paducah on January 4, 1952 to Claude and Bertie Campbell, an intensely loving couple of dryland farmers with seasonal town jobs. An idyllic childhood interrupted by Claude's sudden terminal brain cancer when Karen was 7 scarred her for life exacerbated by the culture shock of moving to Paris, Texas when her mother remarried to send older...
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Howard Vance Rose, Jr.

October 25, 1930 - March 29, 2017

Howard Vance Rose, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on March 29th after a brief battle with cancer. Howard was born in Nashville, Tennessee on October 25, 1930 to Howard Vance Rose and Charlotte Jackson Rose. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth and attended TCU for two years before transferring to the University of Texas, where he completed his undergraduate...
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Mary Lee Baker

February 22, 1936 - March 28, 2017

Mary Lee Baker passed from this life very unexpectedly on March 28 2017, from a brain hemorrhage, the result of a birth condition known as Arterial Venous Malformation (AVM). With AVM, few live to be 30, less than 1% pass the 40's and none to their 80's. The doctors said that her whole life was essentially a miracle. Mary Lee Thacker was born in Houston, TX, on February 22nd 1936 to Richard B...
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John Kellam Read

November 16, 1951 - March 28, 2017

John Read, a resident of the Austin area, died Tuesday, 28-Mar-2017 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Lakeway, TX. Born on 16-Nov-1951 in Binghamton, NY, John obtained his high school diploma at Phelps School in Malvern, PA. Subsequently, John attended Champlain College in Burlington, VT where he graduated with an Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice. With his college...
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Ninfa Galvan Guerra

April 12, 1936 - March 28, 2017

Ninfa Galvan Guerra was called to be with our Heavenly Father in eternal rest on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Ninfa was born April 12, 1936 in Reynosa Tamaulipas, Mexico to Manuel and Herlinda Galvan. She married Jorge Duron Guerra in 1955 and for the next 11 years traveled with him during his military service. Ninfa always spoke fondly of the places they lived; from North Carolina to Alaska and...
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Bill Stark

January 27, 1943 - March 28, 2017

Billy Joe "Bill" Stark, age 74, of Rosanky passed away March 28, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife Jelma Marjorie "Margie" Stark; and father and mother Jake Stark and Mary Lee Smith. Bill is survived by sons Billy Q. Stark and wife Jewel and Daniel J. Stark; daughter Pamela Mays; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters; and numerous beloved nieces...
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