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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

Orville S. Monroe

May 12, 1937 - October 15, 2017

Orville Monroe passed away in Austin Texas on Sunday October 15, 2017 at the age of 80. Orville is preceded in death by his wife Charlotte after 44 years of marriage, and by his parents Sidney and Millie Monroe. Orville is lovingly remembered by his two children Kerri and David, their spouses Greg Morisey and Lisa, and his grandchildren Corban, Callan, Jackson and Carys. He is also survived...
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Herbert B. Smith

December 4, 1920 - October 14, 2017

Herbert B. Smith, 96, passed away on October 14, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Herb was born on December 4, 1920 in Shreveport, Louisiana. After graduating from Byrd High School in Shreveport, he attended The University of Texas at Austin. During his third year, he interrupted his education to serve in World War II with the Naval Air Corp as a fighter pilot. He was stationed in the Pacific aboard the...
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Bradley Dean Whittington

April 29, 1959 - October 12, 2017

Bradley Dean Whittington, age 58, of Austin, Texas, passed away on October 12, 2017 at his home. Brad was born on April 29, 1959 in El Paso, Texas, where he attended Eastwood, Coronado, and Gadsden high schools. After building a countless number of tumbleweed forts as a child, Brad began his professional career as the owner of B&B Landscaping, which grew to be one of the largest in the...
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Wanda "Binkie" Norris

April 14, 1934 - October 9, 2017

Wanda "Binkie" Norris Lee Chandler passed away peacefully in her home in Waco Texas, on October 9, 2017. Wanda was a Christian woman that knew and loved God. A beloved and cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Wanda was born 83 years ago, on April 14, 1934, in San Gabriel, Texas, to Fritz "Fred" and Lilly Chandler. She was loved by all who knew...
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Marian Roberts

May 3, 1929 - October 7, 2017

Marian Delores Gantt was born May 3, 1929 in Terrell, Texas to Opal and Carlin Gantt. At a very early age her family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where she resided until the early 70's. She graduated from Corpus Christi High School and Stephens College. She was also a student at Julliard School of Music in New York City. Some people go their entire lives without finding true love. Marian...
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Patrick C. Ryan

December 7, 1942 - October 6, 2017

Patrick C. Ryan passed away on October 6, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old. Pat was often described as a man who was "larger than life." His smile, laugh, generosity and positive outlook on life touched and impacted so many people. Born in Harmon, Illinois, Pat was the fourth of twelve children who all lived and worked on the family farm. He is known for the tremendously...
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Ross Lee Allee, Jr.

October 10, 1929 - October 6, 2017

Ross Lee Allee, Jr., 87, died in Austin, Texas on October 6, 2017. A service was held in Austin on October 12, 2017 at The Pavilion at Great Hills. Ross was born on October 10, 1929, in Crockett, Texas to Ross Lee Allee and Inez Bandy Allee. Ross lived in Crockett until he attended Baylor University, from which he graduated in 1951 with a bachelor's degree in Accounting. After graduation, he...
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Connie Moore

December 31, 1925 - October 5, 2017

Cornelia "Connie" Olson Moore passed away on October 5, 2017, in Austin, Texas. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 31, 1925 to John N. Olson and Hattie Roberg Olson. She was raised in Galveston, Texas and attended Ball High School. Connie went to the University of Texas at Austin and completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She returned to Galveston where she worked as a...
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Mildred Victoria (Acker) Young

March 9, 1924 - October 4, 2017

Mildred Victoria (Acker) Young died peacefully on the morning of October 4, 2017. She had been battling chronic medical conditions for many years. However she was quick with a smile to whoever came to visit her, particularly her great-grandchildren. Mildred was born to Frederick and Mary Jean Acker on March 9, 1924 in a house in Quincy, Massachusetts, which had been recently built by her...
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John B. "Bunny" Andrews

September 12, 1931 - October 4, 2017

John B. "Bunny" Andrews of Austin, Texas passed away on October 4, 2017 at the age of 86. Bunny grew up in Dallas, Texas where he attended Woodrow Wilson High School. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas and played quarterback for the Longhorns. After graduating, he worked in sporting goods for 50+ years traveling all over Texas. He remained involved in high school athletics...
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Dortha Elmore

February 6, 1922 - October 3, 2017

Dortha Elmore was a woman whose life was full of love, laughter, family, and friends, and whose humble beginnings on a ranch in West Texas led to a full life of giving to others, passed away on October 3, 2017. We are so sad to lose our Dottie and at the same time so joyful to know she is made whole in Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. Dortha Merriman Elmore was born on February 6, 1922 in...
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Blanche Edmondson

April 18, 1932 - October 1, 2017

Blanche Edmondson passed away at her home in Austin, Texas, on October 1, 2017. Blanche was born in Dallas, Texas, on April 18, 1932. She was 85. Blanche was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend. She was a strong and humble person who gave much of herself to her family and friends. We will miss her dearly. Blanche was the fourth child of Adolph and Blanche Scheffler. She was the...
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John T. Kelley

September 24, 1940 - September 28, 2017

John Townsend Kelley III, 77, lived in Austin for the last two decades of his life. After a courageous 25 year battle with emphysema and related illnesses he passed away peacefully on September 28 surrounded by his immediate family. John T. Kelley was born in Taylor, TX to John T. and Margaret Stone Kelley on September 24, 1940. When John was a toddler his father left to fight in the war...
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Mitchell Stein

August 21, 1968 - September 27, 2017

Mitchell Scott Stein, age 49, of Austin passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. He was born to Seymour and Arlene Stein on August 21, 1968 in Livingston, New Jersey. Mitchell was a self-employed Civil Engineer. He is survived by two brothers, Jon Stein of New Jersey and Edward Stein of New York.
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Charlie Fischer

August 16, 1942 - September 24, 2017

Arthur Charles "Charlie" Fischer passed away in Austin, Texas on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 75. Charlie is predeceased by his parents, A. Charles "Bob" and Esther Fischer, and his wife, Penelope B. Fischer. Charlie is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Wendy L. Fischer; brothers David Fischer, Daniel Fischer and James Fischer; children Abby Zanarini (Jeff), Nancy...
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Barbara "Babs" Winn

May 18, 1927 - September 21, 2017

Barbara McAnally Winn (known as "Babs") died peacefully at age 90 on Thursday, September 21, 2017. She was born in 1927 in Fort Worth, Texas to Dr. Loyd McAnally and Martha Wall Texanna Cowley (known as "Diddie"). Babs moved to Austin in the late 1930s and graduated from Austin High School in 1944. During her first year at the University of Texas, she fell in love with Robert William Winn ("Windy...
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Harold E. Riley

July 23, 1928 - September 21, 2017

Harold E. Riley, 89, lived a life of faithfulness to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His earthly life ended on Thursday, September 21, 2017, but his legacy will live on in the many lives he touched. Born in Grandfield, Oklahoma on July 23, 1928, Harold was the second of three children born to Ruby S. Riley and Ray I. Riley. He graduated from Paschal High School in Ft Worth, Texas and...
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Lawrence Winfield Day

January 15, 1967 - September 20, 2017

The youngest of a family of four, Lawrence Winfield Day, at age 50, left us too soon on September 20, 2017. Born January 15, 1967 in Austin, Texas to Fred Winfield Day and Elizabeth McCelvey Day he was a welcome sight after three girls. A family friend declared "Geronimo!" when he saw his dark head of hair and complexion. With hazel eyes and an endearing smile, he favored his mother and Uncle Bob...
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Eda L. Montandon

April 6, 1926 - September 20, 2017

Eda L. Montandon passed to her heavenly home on September 20, 2017 at the age of 91 years, 5 months. Mrs. Montandon is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Harry Montandon, her son Brian, her parents Harvey and Elizabeth (Goerlitz) Lisso, and two brothers Marvin and Lloyd Lisso. She is lovingly remembered by her nephew Kenny Mesker of Houston, nieces Marvis Hartman, of Lexington,...
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Frank M. Covert III, M.D.

December 3, 1921 - September 19, 2017

In his own words: I was born in my maternal grandmother's back bedroom at 405 W. 21st, Austin, Texas on December 3, 1921. As my native Austinite parents did, Frank M. Covert, Jr, and Elizabeth Cartledge Covert, I went to Pease School, Allen Junior High, and Austin High School, graduating in 1939, where I received a National Honor Society Medal and lettered in track, placing 3rd in low hurdles...
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James Harleston Crites

March 26, 1985 - September 18, 2017

James Harleston Crites was born in Austin, Texas on March 26, 1985. He grew up in Austin and attended McCallum High School. At the time of his death he resided in Kyle, Texas. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and he died while doing what he loved best, riding his bike. James had a good heart and he was a good man. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, father and friend. He was...
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Linda Rae Johnson

October 6, 1942 - September 18, 2017

Linda Rae Johnson, 74, born October 6, 1942 in Murray, UT, passed away peacefully in her sleep at hospice from complications with cancer on September 18, 2017 in San Antonio, TX, surrounded by her children and those who loved her. Linda graduated from the LDS Business College and had a lifelong career in office management, customer service, and bookkeeping. She is survived by her three...
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Mary Gilpin

May 7, 1937 - September 16, 2017

Mary Tutwiler Gilpin died on September 16, 2017 at age 80 due to pulmonary complications. A native Texan, she was born to John and Inez Tutwiler in Houston on May 7, 1937. She leaves three children, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. Her life was spent in three very different parts of the country, each strongly influencing her way of...
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Jimmy Terrell

June 5, 1962 - September 13, 2017

Jimmy C. "Jim" Terrell, 55, passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on September 13, 2017 after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. Jim was born in Alice, Texas on June 5, 1962 to the late George C. Terrell, Sr. and Dessie Boles Terrell. He was the youngest of 13 children. Jim graduated from Alice High School and attended Del Mar College. While in Alice, Jim was employed by Flournoy...
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Ottilie "Tilly" Julia Prochaska

August 15, 2017 - September 12, 2017

Our precious daughter, Tilly, passed away peacefully in our arms, surrounded by our everlasting love. There was not enough time with our Tilly but we will remember her strength, her feistiness, her ability to firmly tell us what she liked and did not like, how she loved grabbing ahold of her dad's fingers, being calmed by listening to her big brother, and how much she loved to cuddle close to her...
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Joseph (Joe) Manley Wilkinson, Jr.

August 19, 1928 - September 11, 2017

Joseph (Joe) Manley Wilkinson, age 89, passed away peacefully at his Austin home on September 11, 2017, surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his mother, Willie Mae Dowdy, his father J. M. Wilkinson, Sr., and his sister, Lucky Becker. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Dottie. He is also survived by his son, Joseph S. Wilkinson and wife, Gretta, and two grandchildren,...
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Sandra Jean "Sandi" Thompson

February 24, 1945 - September 9, 2017

Sandra Jean "Sandi" Thompson, 72, of Austin, Texas went to be with the Lord Saturday, September 9, 2017 surrounded by her children. Sandi was born February 24, 1945 in Asheville, North Carolina. Sandi grew up in Asheville as a friendly, outspoken youth who touched the lives of everyone she met. As a youth, Sandi was the lead performer in her Senior play, an avid water-skier and a member of...
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Violet Vivian Johnson Gardner

February 4, 1929 - September 9, 2017

Psalm 124:7-8 reads, "We have escaped like a bird from the fowler's snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord…" Violet Vivian Johnson Gardner escaped the fowler's snare of this life and her struggle with Alzheimer's on September 9, 2017. Born on Mrs. Sandstrom's farm in Bastrop County on February 4, 1929 to Edgar and Bertha Skoglund Johnson,...
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Joyce E. Booth

May 9, 1933 - September 7, 2017

In Loving memory of Joyce E. Booth, who departed from us on September 7, 2017. Mom is now face to face with the Lord and her loved ones. She was 84 years old, and had a full life. She adored her family and friends. Back in the days she loved to dance and loved family gatherings. She was a retired travel agent and traveled the world. We will never forget you mom and will see you again soon!
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Dan William Dodson, Jr.,

May 2, 1946 - September 5, 2017

Dan W. Dodson, Jr., 71, of Austin died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in his home. He was born in New York City on May 2, 1946, son of the late Dan W. Dodson, Sr. of Mt. Vernon, Texas, and the late Evelyn Foreman Dodson, of Dallas, Texas. Dan was educated at the Fieldston School in New York, and earned a BA in Political Science at Grinnell College in Iowa. He served in the US Army in the late...
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Norton L. Armour

November 12, 1929 - September 5, 2017

Norton L. Armour, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend died at home September 5th in the loving presence of Marilyn, his wife of over 40 years. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Sarah and Saul Armour on Nov. 12, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jerrold Armour, sister, Anita Silverstein, and niece, Ellen Wallace. He is...
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Joshua Eli Barta

June 17, 1979 - September 3, 2017

Joshua Eli Barta, 38, died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at home in Austin, TX after battling cancer for five months. He is survived by his wife, Victoria Ross, his parents, Jim and Sharon Barta, his brother, Silas Barta, and his fur babies, Simon and Mozzie. Josh was a kind and gentle soul who loved animals. He spent most of his first date with his wife playing with her dogs and most of the rest...
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Laverne Emma Eddington

November 17, 1922 - September 2, 2017

Laverne Emma Eddington passed away in Austin, Texas, on September 2, 2017, at the age of 94, surrounded by her children Carlos, Tina, Pamela, and in spirit, her oldest son Francisco. In addition to her children, she is survived by her ex-husband Xavier, son-in-law Richard, daughter-in-law Karen, seven grand-children–Cristobal, Christina, Tristan, Adrian, Rebecca, Mary and Emily–and three...
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C. R. "Bo" Browning

July 27, 1922 - September 2, 2017

C.R. "Bo" Browning, born July 27, 1922, passed away after a brief illness on September 2, 2017. Bo was born and raised in Hutto, Texas, and lived his adult life in Austin. Bo was proud to serve during WWII as a pharmacy mate in the Navy Armed Guard in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. After the war, he married his wife Evelyn and raised two sons, Clint and Mark, in Travis Heights. Bo...
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Carolyn Bice Kelton

February 15, 1934 - August 27, 2017

Carolyn Bice Kelton Carolyn was born on February 15, 1934 and passed away in her home on August 27, 2017. She was 83 years old. She was born in Beaumont, Texas and was the only daughter out of four children to John and Beatrice Bice. After graduating from Stephen F. Austin with a degree in Education she moved to Iowa where she taught at a school for hearing impaired children. After moving...
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Esther Cárdenas de Diaz de León

September 20, 1916 - August 27, 2017

Our Beloved mother, Esther Cardenas de Diaz de Leon, was called by our Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 27, 2017. She was born September 20, 1916 in Aguascalientes, Mexico and was a resident of Austin, Texas since 1953. Esther was the second of three children of Felipe Cardenas and Calixta Soto de Cardenas. She earned a teaching degree and worked as a Primary School educator before dedicating...
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Rochelle Krill "Shelly" Satterfield

December 22, 1938 - August 26, 2017

Rochelle "Shelly" Krill Satterfield, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on August 26, 2017 at the age of 78. Shelly was a psychologist in Austin for many years and recently relocated to Colorado with her husband, Doug Clark. She will be missed by her husband, Doug; her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff Smirin and Mindy Fagin; grandchildren, Ilana & Adina Smirin; nephew, Greg Krill;...
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Sonia Galewsky

July 15, 1931 - August 25, 2017

Sonia Galewsky, 86, long time Beaumont resident, passed away in Austin on 25 August 2017 due to complications from a stroke. Sonia was born on July 15, 1931 in Houston Texas to I.K. and Frieda Frenkel. She received a BA and MFA in Fine Arts (Pottery) from Lamar University. She married Harry Galewsky Jr. in 1953. Harry Galewsky passed away in Beaumont in 2015, and Sonia moved to Austin...
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Dennis Evan Welch

July 8, 1936 - August 24, 2017

Dennis Evan Welch, 81, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Des Moines, Iowa to Lucille and Harold Welch, Dennis became a Texan in his youth and remained one for life. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UT Austin, working his way through by driving a bread truck. He received his medical degree from the UT Medical Branch at Galveston in 1962, and...
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Alice Jean Yancey

July 2, 1934 - August 22, 2017

With great sadness, the family of Alice Jean Yancey announces the death of their dearly loved wife and mother. Alice was born July 2, 1934 and passed away on August 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Alice was born and lived her entire life in Austin. She died of natural causes after a prolonged and valiant battle with Alzheimer's disease. Her loving husband was with her at the time of her passing. Alice...
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James Armstrong

May 10, 1932 - August 21, 2017

James Clifton Armstrong was born May 10, 1932 in Fort Worth, Texas, the only child of Elizabeth Means Armstrong and O.C. (Army) Armstrong. His mother hailed from Andrews County, Texas, his father from Johnson County, Texas. He graduated from Texas Christian University, where he met Jane Bradford—they were married in Midland, Texas on September 21, 1954. James served stateside in the Army...
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Moe Freid

May 8, 1941 - August 19, 2017

Moe Freid, 76, died August 19th, 2017 in Austin, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. He was born, May 8th, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a 1959 graduate of Far Rockaway High school in Far Rockaway, New York. Moe was the son of the late Belle and Jack Freid. He was predeceased by his brother Richard Freid and his sister Judy Stearns. Moe is survived by his wife and best friend Renate...
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David Thomas Phillips

February 5, 1948 - August 19, 2017

David Thomas Phillips, 69 years of age of Spicewood, Texas, passed away on August 19, 2017 at Seton Main hospital in Austin, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer. David was born in Royal Oak, Michigan on February 5, 1948 to Stanley Chester Phillips and Ester C. Phillips. He attended the University of Michigan and remained a loyal fan throughout his life. David was married to...
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Willie Ree Johnson

January 31, 1936 - August 17, 2017

Willie Ree Johnson, 81, went to be with the Lord on August 17, 2017. She was born January 31, 1936 in Caldwell County, Texas to Alta Mae Farr and Lenoy Spencer and went to school and grew up in Lockhart, Texas. Willie is preceded in death by her parents Alta Mae Farr and Lenoy Spencer; sisters Doris Dominique, Virginia Nell Spencer and Edna Miles; brothers Lenoy, Jr., Isaac, L.S., Erline...
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Rodger Patrick Noack, Jr

March 29, 1961 - August 16, 2017

Born March 29th 1961 in Austin, Texas, Rodger passed away peacefully, in his sleep at his home in Austin on Wednesday, August 16th 2017. A graduate of Westlake High School in Austin and The University of Texas at Austin, Rodger was a fifth generation Austinite. He loved the mountains, the Texas gulf coast, but above all, he loved his children, Patrick and Elizabeth. Rodger never met a...
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Donald Irvin Good

December 1, 1942 - August 13, 2017

Donald Irvin Good was born to Jane Mercedes Huguenin Good and Charles Irvin Good on December 1, 1942 in Newton, Kansas and died in August of 2017. His life journey carried him from a beginning on a family farmstead through a career of groundbreaking contribution to a field unknown when he was born, computer science, to a pursuit of history and genealogy. Bringing the same unrelenting search for...
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Neil David McElroy

August 8, 1984 - August 13, 2017

Neil David McElroy passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was 33 years old. Neil was born in Conroe, Texas, and grew up in Houston, Van Vleck, and Austin. He graduated from Anderson High School in Austin in 2002 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps the following year. After basic training in San Diego and Camp Pendleton he was assigned to a Light Armored Reconnaissance...
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Richard Alan Hunt

February 4, 1959 - August 13, 2017

Richard Alan Hunt was born on a Royal Air Force Base in Northern Ireland on February 4th 1959 to Betty and Jack Hunt of Devon, England. Following in his father's footsteps, Richard joined the Royal Air Force at age 16 and completed his apprenticeship with the 126 App Tech Entry in Cosford, England. Upon leaving the Royal Air Force, he began his career as an electronics engineer and worked in...
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Katie Nesbitt

May 1, 1936 - August 11, 2017

Katie Zitzman Nesbitt died Friday, August 11, 2017, in her home of more than 45 years after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. The only daughter of Pat Ferris-Mills and Brigadier General Kenneth Frederick Zitzman, Katie was born in Manila, The Philippines on May 1, 1936. While she only lived there a few years, Katie always felt her faith got its strong foundation in a monastery where...
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B.J. Joe Seale

May 22, 1928 - August 11, 2017

B.J. (Joe) Seale May 22, 1928 – August 11, 2017 Was born and raised on a farm/ranch three miles NE of Kerens (Navarro County), Texas. He was graduated from Kerens High School in May, 1945; the same high school from which both his parents were graduated in 1926. He was a ninth generation Texan. His parents were Homer Lewis and Grace (Cooper) Seale. In June, 1945 he entered Texas...
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Louis (Lou) Hugh McCoy, Jr.

September 15, 1935 - August 9, 2017

Louis Hugh McCoy, Jr., 81, of Austin passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Lou was born on September 15, 1935 in Alice, Texas to Louis Sr. and Pearl McCoy. He attended Texas A&M University, prior to serving in the in the United States Army. While stationed in Japan, he was an on-air radio host for the Armed Forces Radio Network. After serving in the military, he came...
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Bud Schauerte

November 17, 1928 - August 9, 2017

C.M. (Bud) Schauerte was born on November 17, 1928 in Belleville, Illinois. Bud died in Austin, Texas where he has lived since 1992. He attended Belleville parochial schools and in 1946 was the valedictorian graduate from the Cathedral High School, now known as Althoff Catholic High School. In high school, he will be remembered by his given name, "Clem". Preceding him in death was a sister,...
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Donald Reid Tait

September 7, 1946 - August 7, 2017

Donald Reid Tait, 70, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017. He was born in Mercedes, Texas, September 7, 1946. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Roy Tait and Jane Reid Tait. Don is survived by his wife, Judy Tait; his daughters, Shannon Tait (Heath) and Kim Collins (Josh); and his grandchildren, Ethan Smith, Caden Collins, Cameron Collins, and Caroline Collins. Don graduated...
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Jay Barnes, Jr.

August 26, 1924 - August 7, 2017

The Greatest Generation lost another, Monday, August 7, 2017. Jay W, Barnes Jr. died peacefully on his beloved ranch in Bertram, Texas. He was born August 26, 1924 in Waters Park, (now North Austin), Texas. Jay was born to loving parents, Jay Barnes Sr. and Helen Colvin. As a boy Jay picked cotton with his Dad and carried it by mule and wagon to the closest cotton gin in what is now Round...
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Eric D. Lauderbaugh

November 14, 1969 - August 5, 2017

Eric D. Lauderbaugh was born in Houston, Texas on November 14, 1969, to Royetta and Max Lauderbaugh. He left us too soon on August 5, 2017. He grew up in Houston, but spent his adult life in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his son Max, mother Royetta, niece Nicolette Loisel, nephew Joey Loisel, great nephew Caleb Loisel, and numerous cousins and aunts. He is preceded in death by his father...
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Lisa Little

August 6, 1933 - August 5, 2017

Lisa Little passed away on August 5, 2017 in Austin, Texas, one day before turning 84 years old. Lisa Ilse Fascher was born on August 6, 1933 in Beuster, Altmark region, Stendal district, Germany to Freida Fascher. Lisa grew up in Germany during the era of World War II in the nearby rural community of Jeggel, in the northern part of the country. After the end of the war, when she was only...
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Morris Shapiro

March 12, 1925 - August 4, 2017

Longtime Austin resident and businessman Morris Shapiro passed away peacefully at his home on August 4, 2017. Born March 12, 1925 in Coleman, TX to Fanny and Ike Shapiro. Morris wasn't sure if he was born at home or at the hospital. His mother died when he was 2 ½ years old, his only memory of his mother was her funeral in San Antonio on a cold day in March. Morris had a difficult...
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Barbara Cowen Schmidt

April 30, 1930 - August 2, 2017

Barbara Nell Cowen was born on April 30, 1930, into a well educated household in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when Tulsa was the oil capital of the world. Her father, Robert Milton Cowen, was an attorney. She came to Austin and graduated from the University of Texas. She met her husband, Leon Schmidt, through his cousin Rosie Weinberger who owned the student boarding house where she lived. Barbara was a...
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Orval Elmo Riggs, M.D.

April 18, 1920 - August 1, 2017

Orval Elmo Riggs, age 97, from Walnut Ridge, AR, Little Rock, AR, and recently of Austin, TX, died peacefully August 1, 2017 in the home of his youngest daughter, Dianne, where he had lived for the past five years since his wife's death. Orval was born in White Oak, Arkansas on April 18, 1920, the sixth of ten children born to Menona and James Roscoe Riggs. He graduated from Walnut Ridge High...
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Betty Faye Goldstein Levy

October 15, 1927 - July 31, 2017

It is with sadness that we mourn the loss Monday, just as Tisha b'Av began, of our cherished CAA Family Member, Betty Levy (a"h); beloved wife for almost 60 years of Irwin "Buddy" Levy (z"l); cherished mother of CAA Family Members Charles Levy and Karen Frost; honored grandmother of CAA Family Members David and Jessica Levy, Rebecca Levy, and Arielle Levy. Betty (a"h) was a life-long...
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Martha Bundy McPherson

June 2, 1914 - July 30, 2017

Mrs. Martha Bundy McPherson, age 103, died peacefully on July 30, 2017 in her Austin home, where she had resided with her husband, the Reverend Benjamin Carroll McPherson, since 1942. She was the second of four siblings, including the late Elizabeth Harding Bundy Wade, Jane Bundy Halfrish Guyton, and Stanton Schofield Bundy, Jr. Rev. McPherson pre-deceased her in April 2011 at age 101. Her loving...
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Erin Kameron Coffey

September 27, 1923 - July 29, 2017

Erin Kameron Coffey was born to parents Tom Kameron and Mary Alice McComb Kameron in Paloma, California on September 27, 1923. She returned to Conroe, Texas shortly after and enjoyed the majority of her childhood in Conroe and Houston, Texas. A bright and precocious child, she was beloved by family, friends and teachers. Her career ambition was to be a trapeze artist. "Anything elevating, you...
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Iva Rue (Rue) Montgomery

December 1, 1921 - July 29, 2017

Iva Rue (Rue) Montgomery, age 95, passed away on July 29, 2017. She was born on December 1, 1921 to Albert and Maybelle Moore. She was one of eight children and grew up in Briggs, Texas. She married Ernest Montgomery, and together they raised two sons, Phillip and Mark. Iva Rue and Ernest were longtime Austin residents and, for many years, owned Rues Antiques. Iva Rue considered her siblings her...
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Vida Lucille Bouldin

October 31, 1928 - July 27, 2017

Vida Lucille Bouldin, 88, died peacefully at home on July 27, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, James Robert Bouldin Sr; 3 children, James "J" Bouldin Jr and wife, Brenda; Leonard Wolf Bouldin and wife Ann; and Roxann Wolf Bouldin; 5 grandchildren, Trey Bouldin, Whitney Williams, Tonya Burleigh, Will Bouldin, and Elizabeth Bouldin; 4 great-grandchildren and sister, Juanita...
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Wanda Margaret (Ziemer) Tracy

February 23, 1925 - July 24, 2017

Wanda Tracy (Ziemer) peacefully passed away July 25th 2017 at the age of 92. Wanda was born at home in Monticello Illinois February 23 1925 and called Tootie by her family and relatives. Wanda married Leslie Tracy April 9th 1952. They moved from Decatur Ill to Kankakee Ill, then traveled with Donald, Sharon and Linda living in various states until finally settling in Los Angeles in 1957. ...
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Ana Blanco Riley

April 18, 1925 - July 23, 2017

Ana Blanco Riley was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on April 18, 1925 to Carmen Colón and José Blanco. She served her country as a registered nurse in the U.S. Army where she met and married her husband, Claude C. Riley Jr., M.D. She died peacefully on July 23, 2017 after much joy and little sorrow in her life. Her husband, her parents, and her brothers and sister preceded her in death. She is...
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H.K. "Keith" Sterzing

February 1, 1939 - July 21, 2017

H.K. "Keith" Sterzing was born to Carl Bruce and Minna May Sterzing in Austin, Texas February 1, 1939. He was a 1957 graduate of Travis High School in Austin, TX and 1961 graduate of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University). After graduating from Texas AMC, He served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps until he was honorably discharged in 1969. He...
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Marilyn Mae Latimer (Sater)

September 3, 1930 - July 20, 2017

Mrs. Marilyn Mae Latimer (Sater) passed away peacefully on July 20, 2017 after a brief illness. Mrs. Latimer was born to Ralph and Ollie Sater on September 3, 1930. Mrs. Latimer married her wonderful husband, Dr. Gerald Latimer on June 13, 1950 and she and her husband raised three children in Austin. Family was the most important thing to Marilyn. She enjoyed, "family fun". Mrs. Latimer was...
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Venton L. Doughtie, Jr.

December 29, 1930 - July 19, 2017

Venton L. Doughtie, Jr. was born on December 29, 1930 to Venton L. Doughtie, Sr. and Norma Polliard Doughtie in Lubbock, Texas. He passed away on July 19, 2017. In 1938 the family moved to Austin where Venton attended Bryker Woods Elementary, University Jr. High and Stephen F. Austin High School. He entered the University of Texas under the Naval ROTC program and graduated with a BBA in 1953....
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Mary DeLoney Ogden

November 9, 1928 - July 17, 2017

Mary DeLoney Ogden, 88, died peacefully at her Austin home on July 17, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Ogden, and her parents, Albert and Jeannette DeLoney of Austin. Mrs. Ogden's survivors include her children, Susan Ogden and Steven Ogden; her daughter-in-law, Laurie Scheh-Ogden; and her grandchildren, James LaRoux, Reese LaRoux, Lucas Ogden, Andrew Ogden and James...
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Juanita Smith Benzer

July 4, 1940 - July 15, 2017

Juanita Smith Benzer, 77, of Austin, passed away Saturday, July 15, while surrounded by her loving family. Juanita was born on July 4, 1940, in Houston, Texas. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Carl W. Smith and Alice M. Smith. She is survived by her children Lori Berger, Darrell Mica and wife Peggy, Rhonda Arvanitas and husband Jeff, and Carl Mica and wife Tara. Juanita also...
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Kathy Summers

November 19, 1941 - July 14, 2017

Kathryn Beke Summers, 75 years of age, passed away on July 14, 2017 in her home, ending her brief but intense battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Chicago on November 19, 1941, to the late Joseph and Sophie Beke and is the oldest of seven children. At age five, her family moved to a farm near Spring,Texas. She graduated from Spring High School in June, 1959, and from Texas Women...
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Vera Lee Giles

February 1, 1927 - July 12, 2017

Vera Lee Giles, a long time resident of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on July 12, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Vera and Gibbs Knight, her sister Genie Graham, and her late husband Rogan B. Giles. She is survived by her children, Genie Lee and Rogan Giles (wife Connie), grandchildren Harrison and Rogan Giles III (wife Andrea), and husband Vladimir Ivasiev. Vera Lee was...
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Louise Eckelman

August 10, 1935 - July 11, 2017

Louise Eckelman died peacefully at her home Tuesday, July 11th in Austin, Texas. She was 81 years old. Born on August 10, 1935 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Louise attended St. Peter's Lutheran School, graduated from Reedsburg High School in 1953 and Madison General Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. She married Ernest "Ernie" Eckelman in 1960. Louise spent most of her life in Dallas, Texas, where...
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Jeanne Groesbeck

May 15, 1931 - July 11, 2017

Billie "Jeanne" Groesbeck, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on May 15, 1931, to Rufus and Elizabeth Craddock, both descendants of early Texas pioneers. She is survived by her four children, Kate Groesbeck Mathis, Jeanne Groesbeck Phillips and husband, Bob, James Douglas Groesbeck, Jr. and wife, Stephanie, and...
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Donald Hugh Cummins

October 9, 1928 - July 9, 2017

Donald Hugh Cummins October 9, 1928 – July 9, 2017 Donald Hugh Cummins, 88, a long-time resident of Austin passed away peacefully on July 9, 2017, confident by faith that he has an eternal home in Heaven. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Betty Ann Bradfield Cummins, to whom he was married for 66 years, by his parents Roderick Hugh Cummins and Nona Holloway Cummins of Corsicana,...
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Imogene Thompson

July 25, 1924 - July 8, 2017

Clara "Imogene" (Hermanson) Thompson was born on July 25, 1924 on a farm in the Swedish community of Elroy, TX. Her family moved to Austin when she was four. Arthur R. Thompson, Jr. returned from WWII Christmas Eve 1944, proposed to Imogene, and they married on January 1, 1945. They traveled with the Air Force for over 20 years, traveling extensively in the U.S., Puerto Rico, England and...
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Bertha Gertrude Samson Shanblum

October 2, 1919 - July 5, 2017

Bertha Shanblum, 97, of Austin, TX, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at home, from complications of congestive heart failure. Bertha was born October 2, 1919, in Weatherford, TX, to Clementine and Herman Samson. The middle child and only daughter, she grew up with her brothers, David and Leonard, in Fort Worth. Bertha graduated Paschal High School at the top of her class. However, because her...
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Mary Louise Davis

December 28, 1923 - July 4, 2017

Mary Louise Davis, born December 28th, 1923 in Bryan, Texas, passed away on July 4th, 2017 at the Harbor, Lakeway. A memorial service will be held at the Lakeway Church at 2pm, Saturday July 8th. Mary Louise loved her family unconditionally and treasured her friends. She maintained a steadfast love for the Lord, teaching a bible fellowship class weekly for over 30 years and was instrumental...
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Earl J. Nesbitt, Jr.

October 3, 1935 - July 1, 2017

Earl. J. Nesbitt, Jr., 81, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 following a battle with Alzheimer's. Born in Danville, VA, on October 3, 1935 to Ruth Lillard Nesbitt and Earl J. Nesbitt, Sr., Earl spent his early years in a number of states around the country as his father's career with the Civilian Conservation Corp and then the Army Air Corp demanded. He began high school in Wichita Falls, Texas, and...
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Rayward Williamson

February 5, 1940 - June 30, 2017

Rayward Williamson, 77, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born on February 5, 1940 in Leander, Texas, to Clarence Morgan Williamson and Ida Mae Maynard Williamson. Rayward served his country in the U.S. Army for 9 years, serving in Korea and Vietnam, followed by a year in the National Guard at Camp Mabry. He was an entrepreneur....
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Jo Ann Stewart Colson

June 7, 1933 - June 29, 2017

Jo Ann Stewart Colson completed her journey into God's eternal peace on June 29, 2017. Services to celebrate her life are still being planned and will take place in Austin at Central Christian Church and in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the National Cemetery. Jo Ann lived 84 years in the love and companionship of her family and in the joy of her salvation in Jesus. Her last residence was with...
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Hayden Mugler Wood

December 25, 1935 - June 29, 2017

Hayden Mugler Wood died peacefully on Thursday, June 29 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born to John Henry Mugler and Maxine Woodruff Mugler in Perry, Oklahoma on Christmas Day, December 25, 1935. She grew up on 30 acres where she enjoyed her horses and other outdoor activities. She attended Perry High School where she was elected Football Queen. She attended the...
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Rita Browning Mayfield

May 2, 1938 - June 23, 2017

We are going to miss Rita Browning Mayfield – an amazing and devoted wife, loving mother, gentle Gram, trusted friend, mentor by example to many, a woman of profound faith who when needed was willingly there with her smile, graciousness and sensitivity to do what she could to meet the needs of others. Her physical heart stopped its beating on June 23, 2017 but the heart of her being continues...
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William (Hud) Hudnall

July 17, 1938 - June 23, 2017

Our Beloved William D. Hudnall (Hud) passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. He was born in Hannibal, Missouri on July 17, 1938. William is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, three brothers, one sister and daughter Debbie. William is survived by his loving and caring wife Gladys (Sam) of 17 years; sons, Scott Hudnall, Todd Hudnall and Rick Appelt; daughters, Rhonda Crabtree,...
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Miguel González-Gerth

August 15, 1926 - June 20, 2017

Miguel González-Gerth (1926-2017) UT Pro Bene Meritis Award (2006), Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Princeton, in Romance Languages and Literatures. Published and lectured on subjects in Spanish Peninsular, Latin American and English Literatures. More than ten collections of original poems in Spanish and in English....
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Sarah Darby Holland

August 25, 1917 - June 19, 2017

Sarah Darby Holland passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 19, 2017. Sarah was born in Austin, Texas on August 25, 1917. She attended the University of Texas and was an Alpha Xi Delta Sorority Rose. She was a lifelong resident of Austin, a faithful member of Central Christian Church, and a longtime member of Ruh Neb Temple No. 64, Daughters of the Nile. Sarah was preceded in death by her...
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J.B. (Julius Byers) Tobler

April 16, 1925 - June 18, 2017

Our beloved father, J. B. (Julius Byers) Tobler of Austin, TX peacefully passed into eternal glory on Father's Day, June 18th, 2017 and is now in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was 92 years old. J.B. was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Apr 16, 1925, son of Henry Julius and Lelia Strange Tobler. He married his high school sweetheart, Alma Jerline, in 1950 and together they had three...
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Jim Brewer

January 8, 1937 - June 15, 2017

Gentleman Jim Brewer, a retired boxer and actor, died Thursday, June 15th, after a rough spell of bad health. Jim was sure-enough Old Austin. He grew up in the Rosedale neighborhood and was a member of McCallum High School's first graduating class. After a successful local boxing career under the tutelage of Pat O'Grady (who later relocated to Oklahoma City and guided his son, Sean, to a world...
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Sidney Henry Goldfin

November 30, 1927 - June 15, 2017

Sidney Harry Goldfin, 89, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017. Sid was born November 30, 1927 in Richmond, VA to Rebecca and Samuel Goldfin. He spent his childhood in Richmond. At the age of 17 he joined the US Navy and traveled the world on the USS cone for three years. After his time in the military, he married Jo Anna Omansky and had two daughters, Maurica and Joy. Some years later, in...
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Arthur H. Dilly (Art)

July 10, 1929 - June 14, 2017

With deep sadness the family of Arthur H. Dilly (Art) announces the passing of their husband, father and grandfather on June 14, 2017. The families' sadness is tempered by their many fond memories of his good humor, continual support, patient understanding and willingness to be involved in their many activities and programs. Art was born in Yonkers, NY in 1929 as the only child of Catherine...
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Arthur (Art) Cunningham

December 31, 1932 - June 13, 2017

Born New Year's Eve, 1932, Arthur (Art) Cunningham, 84, died June 13, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas. Born on his maternal family homeplace near Hempstead, Texas, Art was the third son of Coleman and Annie Farquhar Cunningham. He was predeceased by his parents and beloved brothers Jack Cunningham...
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Vivienne Jane Heathcock

November 18, 1929 - June 12, 2017

Vivienne Jane Heathcock (87), wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully under hospice care on June 12, 2017 after complications from a fall. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Vivienne and her husband, Bill, raised their children mostly in the Houston area and moved to Austin in 2002. Vivienne and Bill married following Bill's return from WWII in 1947. They resided in Oklahoma and...
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Elizabeth Anne Higginbotham

October 17, 1938 - June 10, 2017

Elizabeth Anne Higginbotham was born on October 17, 1938 and died on June 10, 2017. Sustained by her deep faith she struggled with Alzheimer's for twelve years before gracefully going home. She was preceded in death by her parents W.B. O'Neal Jr. and his wife Anne, her brother W.B. O'Neal III, all of Atlanta, GA. She is survived by her husband Judge Patrick Higginbotham, daughter Anne and...
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Gilbert Capelo Velasquez

April 14, 1932 - June 9, 2017

Gilbert Velasquez Gilbert was called by our Heavenly Father on June 9, 2017. He was born in Lockhart, Texas on April 14, 1932 to Leonardo and Benita Velasquez. He was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 18. Gilbert proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict and was awarded numerous medals including the bronze star. After his military service he was employed by H.E.B....
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David Yarbrough

December 15, 1939 - June 4, 2017

John David Yarbrough, age 77, Architect, of Austin, Texas, passed into eternal rest on June 4, 2017. Davis is survived by his younger brother Robert M. and wife Beth Yarbrough of North Carolina, and preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Frances Marie Fagala Yarbrough, of Dallas, Texas. David attended the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture enrolling in 1958 and finally...
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Suzan Napier Stratton

October 27, 1940 - June 4, 2017

Suzan Napier Stratton, age 76, died in Austin on Sunday morning, June 4, 2017, after a brief and unexpected illness and stroke. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, teacher, and friend. Suzan was born October 27, 1940 in Dallas to Eric D. Napier and his wife, Eunice Urdine McDonald. After graduating from Paschal High School in Fort Worth in 1958, she attended the University of...
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Herbert Foore

March 21, 1936 - June 4, 2017

Herbert Glenn Foore, ("Herb"), 81 of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on June 4, 2017, following a brief illness. Herb was preceded in death by his brother Ralph Foore, Jr. Herb is survived by the love of his life, Shelvie Jean Friend Foore, whom he adored, his sister Lois Foore Denham, two sons, Glenn, (Paula), Dwayne, (Deborah), and grandchildren Darrelle Foore,...
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Edith L. Duenk Volterra

March 3, 1916 - June 3, 2017

Edith L. Duenk Volterra, 101, passed away peacefully in Austin, Texas on June 3, 2017. Edith was born on March 3, 1916 in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, the third of six children to Dr. Arnie and Leta (Chaplin) Duenk. She was the descendant of early colonists who settled in Massachusetts from England in the 1630s. Her ancestors are recognized for their service during the American Revolution, the War of...
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Edgar Howard Perry III

July 18, 1930 - June 3, 2017

Edgar Howard Perry III died peacefully June 3, 2017, surrounded by family. He was born July 18, 1930, in Austin to Julia Matthews Perry and Edgar Howard Perry, Jr. He attended Austin grammar and middle schools, graduated high school from Culver Military Academy, and attended the University of Texas. Edgar is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda, and children Sheri Perry Gallo and husband...
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