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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

Charlie Chapman

February 8, 1921 - August 28, 2016

Charlie Chapman of Austin, age 95, passed from this earth to Heaven on Sunday morning, August 28, 2016. Charlie was born on February 8, 1921 in Lone Oak, Texas, the seventh son of Bill and Odar Chapman. He was raised in the northeast Texas cotton farming community of Lone Oak, graduated from Lone Oak High School and after proudly serving his country in the United States Army Air Corps during...
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Leonard Gerhardt

July 23, 1924 - August 28, 2016

Leonard Gerhardt 92, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Amarillo, died August 28, 2016. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, in the Chapel of Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016, in Memorial Park Mausoleum in Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Gerhardt was born near...
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Kay Hart

September 25, 1940 - August 28, 2016

Judith Kay Pegues Hart died on Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 75. Kay is survived by her husband of 53 years, the Honorable Joseph Hill Hart, son Joseph Scott Hart and his partner Ross Anthony Brown, daughter Julia Furman Hart, grandson Eli Hart-Johnson, brother David Scott Pegues, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Kay was born on September 25, 1940 in Alice,...
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Edith Rose "Edie" Hungerford

October 22, 1927 - August 27, 2016

Edith Rose Humphrey Hungerford, age 88, died peacefully on Saturday, August 27, 2016, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral and interment of ashes will take place on Monday, September 5, 2016, at 2:00 pm at St. Francis–by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas. Her grandson, the Rev. Eric Hungerford, will be officiating. Edith Rose, or "Edie," was the daughter...
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Thomas H. Nance, Jr.

November 3, 1923 - August 27, 2016

Thomas H. Nance, Jr. died August 27, 2016, at the age of 92. He was born November 3, 1923, on a ranch west of Kyle near the Blanco River in the same house (originally a log cabin) where both his father and grandfather were born. He was the first of three children born to Thomas Hardy Nance and Dorothy Davis Nance. The Nances were a pioneer family in Hays County. He graduated from Kyle High...
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Edith Calder Taborsky

July 17, 1920 - August 27, 2016

Edith Calder Taborsky, 96, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016. She was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia on July 17, 1920 to Leslie and Yarmila Calder. Prior to the Nazi occupation, she and her parents left Czechoslovakia and moved to England where they remained until the end of World War II. In England, she secured a position with the Czech government-in-exile. There she met Edward Taborsky...
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Rex Wiginton

November 13, 1941 - August 22, 2016

Rexford Hooks Wiginton passed into the final frontier on the morning of August 22nd, at 10:12 a.m. He was born and raised in Longview, TX. He served 3 years in the army as an armor crewman in Troop E, 2nd Squadron, class SP4 E-4, from 1964 to 1967. Rex was honorably discharged and earned a National Defense Service medal. He then earned a Masters of Business Admin. degree at UT Austin in May 1972....
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Mary Susan Muelhaupt Overbey

October 4, 1933 - August 21, 2016

Mom always told us, "Celebrate quick before something happens!" We celebrated a lot in our lives because she always made things happen. On Sunday afternoon, August 21, 2016, Mom showed us a whole new way to celebrate. With her huge family all around singing, praying, telling stories, laughing, crying and being together, she stepped into the arms of her Savior and into Heaven. Quite a...
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Jim Laughlin

November 14, 1931 - August 20, 2016

James Emmet Laughlin, passed away surrounded by loved ones in Austin on August 20, 2016. Jim was born November 14, 1931, in Mexia, Texas to Alfred James and Fern Day Laughlin. He spent the majority of his childhood in Edinburg, TX where he played football, was class president and graduated as valedictorian from Edinburg High School. Jim and his wife Ann met as the result of a double date in...
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Christine Dux

April 13, 1923 - August 18, 2016

Helen Christine Dux, 93, of Austin passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. She was born in Leander, Texas on April 13, 1923 to GH McFarland and Emmie T. Whitt. Christine grew up in Leander and graduated from Leander High School. After graduation she met and married Carl T. Moden. As an Air Force wife she traveled to many destinations, but finally settled in Austin in 1960. She met Ed L. Dux...
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Lorna LaRue

October 8, 1931 - August 18, 2016

Lorna Bush Bradford LaRue, dearly beloved by her family and friends, a long time resident of Austin, passed away on August 18, 2016 at the age of 84. She was born in Billings, Montana to Harold and Helen Bush on October 8, 1931 but got to Texas as soon as she could when the family moved to Texas in 1942. She worked at the IRS for 25 years and the year she retired she married Art LaRue (Col....
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Wayne Lindauer

March 11, 1955 - August 17, 2016

Wayne Lindauer, born March 11, 1955, passed away on August 17, 2016. He is survived by his daughter, Emily Lindauer, his son, Scott Lindauer, his brother, Bob Lindauer, and a host of nieces and nephews. Wayne was a thoughtful and generous person who adored his children more than anything else in the world. Wayne grew up in Dallas and was valedictorian of his high school class. He graduated...
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Otto M. Friedrich

January 29, 1939 - August 16, 2016

Dr. Otto M. Friedrich, Jr., age 77, of Austin died Tuesday, August 16, 2016. A third generation Austinite, he was born on January 29, 1939 to Otto M. Friedrich, Sr. and Lillie Stark Friedrich. He was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church, Austin on May 25, 1941 by Rev. Martin Studtmann and was confirmed at Grace, March 29, 1953 by Rev. O. T. Zeeb. He later became a charter member at Hope Lutheran...
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Richard "Dick" Francis

August 28, 1943 - August 14, 2016

Richard Millar "Dick" Francis died peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Brookdale Westlake Hills. Dick fought a courageous 3-month battle after suffering sudden cardiac arrest on April 29. Dick was born in Missoula, Montana on August 28, 1943 to James Henry Francis and Emma Sophia Bryce, the younger of two boys. The family made their home in Plains, Montana near the family lumber mill. ...
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Dorothy Caudill Dacy

November 19, 1940 - August 14, 2016

Dorothy Caudill Dacy, age 75, of Austin went home to be with the Lord, or "Papa" she called Him, last Sunday, August 14th. She went peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd at Smith Chapel, Riverbend at 2pm. Dorothy lived a full life and her life was full, having single-handedly raised four children. Her children all reside in Austin: Terri...
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John W. Conkling

November 29, 1924 - August 12, 2016

"O my dear one! Thou hast quit this earthly world and risen upward to the Kingdom, thou hast reached unto the grace of the invisible realm, and offered thyself at the threshold of its Lord." ~ 'Abdul-Bahá It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know about the passing of Mr. John W. Conkling on Friday, August 12, 2016. He leaves behind his loving wife, Eleanore Conkling, daughters and...
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Laura Rae Carver

August 11, 2016

Laura Rae (Spurr) Carver passed away into Glory on August 11, 2016. Laura was born in Phoenix Arizona to Ray and Laura Spurr. She was a graduate of Phoenix Christian High School and attended Grand Canyon University. Laura became a Christian at 5 years of age and loved and served her Lord all of her life. She was involved in all aspects of Church life: singing solos, singing in the choir, leading...
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Donald Oscar Nelson

July 29, 1929 - August 10, 2016

Donald Oscar Nelson (87) of Austin, TX passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Donald was born to Oscar and Mattie (Utley) Nelson on July 29, 1929 in Memphis, TN. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for the Veteran's Administration (VA) for 25 years and retired May 10, 1990. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also had many interests...
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Allan Gray Little

November 21, 1932 - August 10, 2016

Allan Gray Little passed away on August 10, 2016 in Austin, TX at the age of 83. He was born in Rosebud, TX on November 21, 1932 to G B Little and Pauline Page. Allan grew up in Rosebud with one brother, Dwight. The family later moved to San Antonio, TX, where he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. He attended Texas A&M for one year before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1951 as a...
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David Eugene Richard

February 11, 1962 - August 9, 2016

David Eugene Richard, 54, of Georgetown, Tx (formerly of Cedar Park) passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 9th. He leaves behind two beautiful daughters, Kellye White and husband Michael, Kaycee Mouser and husband Ronald, three grandchildren, Taylor, Ozzy, and Darrell, sisters Penny Nejtek (David), Dawn Richard, and Patricia Simpson (Calvin), a nephew who was more like a son, Robert Faurie,...
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Linda Payne Maddry

April 9, 1942 - August 8, 2016

Linda Payne Maddry, 74, of Austin, Texas, beloved wife, mother, sister and aunt, passed away peacefully at home on August 8, 2016, surrounded by the love of her family and pets. Linda was born on April 9, 1942 in Vicksburg, Michigan to COL (Ret) Charles J. Payne and Beverly Jean Payne. As the daughter of a US Army officer, Linda travelled and lived abroad. Some of her fondest memories were...
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Adrian Goodman

January 8, 1927 - August 7, 2016

How can I best tell you about Adrian?: Adrian graduated from Yeshiva Ohel Moshe in Bensonhurst, from James Madison High School in Brooklyn, and from New York University with degrees in mechanical and aeronautical engineering. What he most liked to do was to build: from a grandfather's clock for our house to miniature doll houses replicas of the "Painted Ladies" in San Francisco for his...
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John William Parker

January 19, 1942 - August 7, 2016

John William Parker, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side on August 7, 2016. He was 74 years old. John was the quintessential Texan, a proud man who believed in the importance of hard work and personal sacrifice; a man who, despite his faults, sought the best in himself and in others. He was a man who did not accept mediocrity,...
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Ronald Roscoe Bush

October 6, 1940 - August 1, 2016

Ronald Roscoe Bush, age 75, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Ron was born in Washington, D.C. on October 6, 1940 to Roland Wendall Bush and Era Walker Bush. His early years were shaped by the well-rounded education he received at Allen Academy, which instilled in him a desire to serve his country. After his graduation, Ron enlisted in the Navy. While in the Navy, he...
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Anne Deitiker Bandy

October 4, 1925 - July 31, 2016

Anne Deitiker Bandy was born to Roscoe Harrison Deitiker and Roena McClurkin Deitiker on October 4, 1925, in Beaumont, Texas. She died on July 31, 2016 in Austin. Her father worked for the Santa Fe railroad and every time he was promoted, they moved, never living more than 5 years in any one city. As a child she lived in San Antonio, Ft. Worth, Denver, South Pasadena, California, then ...
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Betty Ann Bullock Norris Smith

September 29, 1928 - July 30, 2016

Betty Ann Bullock Norris Smith passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Austin. She was born in September 1928 to William Joel and Willie Harmon Bullock. She was raised in Rule, Texas. After graduating from Rule High School, she attended two years at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where she earned a teaching certificate in music (equivalent to a BA in Music, but HSU didn't offer a...
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Allen D. Golden

November 8, 1925 - July 30, 2016

Allen D. Golden passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016 after a long and courageous bout with Alzheimer's. He was born in Corsicana, Texas to Mace and Sarah Golden on November 8, 1925. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ruth Miller. Allen was a gregarious soul and he used his gift in business. His career included sales in retail, real estate and life insurance with New York...
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Doyce René Anderson

July 27, 1958 - July 29, 2016

Doyce René Anderson passed away July 29, 2016 in Austin, Texas. He was born July 27, 1958 in Longview, Texas, the son of Audis René and Wanda Cregg Anderson. Doyce graduated from Reagan High School in Austin in 1976, and then went on to graduate from the University of Texas in 1982 with a business degree in Petroleum Land Management. He married Deborah Lynn Gersch and moved to beautiful Jackson...
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Charles Henry Griffin

July 3, 1922 - July 29, 2016

Dr. Charles Henry Griffin, 94, of Austin, Texas, retired Professor of Accounting at the University of Texas, died at home on July 29, 2016. The oldest resident of the Cambridge Tower, he had also lived there longer than any other resident, having maintained a home in the building since it opened fifty-one years ago in 1965. Charles was born July 3, 1922, in Blooming Grove, Texas, the son of...
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Robert Littlefield Buford, Jr.

March 4, 1935 - July 28, 2016

Robert Littlefield Buford, Jr. passed away peacefully on the morning of July 28, 2016, at his home in Austin. Bob was born on March 4, 1935, in Austin, a 4th generation Austinite, the son of Robert Littlefield Buford, Sr. and Eileen Buckley Buford. He attended University Junior High and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School. He then attended the University of Texas, received his BBA from...
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Emily Ware Lake

August 8, 1920 - July 27, 2016

Emily Ware Lake was born August 8, 1920, in Nacogdoches, Texas and died on July 27, 2016 in Austin, Texas, her home of seventy years. She lived a long and beautiful life. Raised in El Dorado, Arkansas, Emily remembered a happy childhood spent with her three siblings. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1938. She then attended Ouachita Junior College where her father, William Ware, was...
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Kimberly Jean (Aken) Gambarin

December 24, 1969 - July 25, 2016

Dr. Kimberly Jean (Aken) Gambarin, 46, passed away at home on July 25, 2016. Kim was born in Beacon, NY on December 24, 1969. She suffered for several years with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy that began (for unknown reasons) after a second surgery on her shoulder. Dr. Gambarin recently retired and closed her medical practice, Hill Country Infectious Disease Consultants in Austin, TX. She is...
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William Henry Welch

November 24, 1929 - July 24, 2016

William Henry Welch passed away on July 24, 2016. He was 86 years old. Born November 24, 1929 in Pharr, Texas, Welch was the sixth of James Bennet and Rosebud Welch's seven children. Bill, as he was affectionately known to friends, spent the latter years of his life in Austin, Texas with Marianne, his wife of 63 years. Bill attended Trinity University in San Antonio on a track scholarship,...
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William LeRoy Rader

August 3, 1926 - July 23, 2016

William LeRoy "Bill" Rader passed away July 23, 2016 in Austin, Texas, where he had been a resident since 1992. Bill was born in Spencer, Iowa, on August 3, 1926, the oldest child of LeRoy Anthony Rader and Anna Rita (Burns) Rader. The Rader family moved from Spencer to Des Moines in 1932 and from Des Moines to Storm Lake, Iowa in 1938. In 1944, Bill graduated from Storm Lake Senior High...
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John Thomas Connolly

May 6, 1925 - July 22, 2016

John Thomas Connolly passed away July 22, 2016 at the age of 91. John was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on May 6, 1925. After serving on a hospital ship in the Navy during WWII, John devoted his life to public health, working 40 years for the Heart Association. After retirement he continued his service by teaching defensive driving through AARP. He was a devoted Catholic and his very strong...
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Ronald Thomas Adams

July 21, 1934 - July 20, 2016

As a new day dawned on his beloved Austin and just hours before his 82nd birthday, Ron Adams crossed the finish line of this life on July 20, 2016...and immediately began his next race and adventure. A life-long athlete, Ron was born July 21, 1934, to O. D. and Myrtle Gober Adams in San Angelo, Texas, the oldest of four children. He spent his younger years in Early, Texas, before his family...
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Bettie Joyce Girling

February 10, 1930 - July 20, 2016

Bettie Joyce Moore Girling born February 10, 1930 in Midlothian, Texas to Robert Moore and Florence Irene Shaw-Moore, died July 20, 2016 at home in Austin, Texas. An adoring wife and loving mother, she is survived by their three children, Robert G. W. IV, (Renee), Maria Schwenk (Jim), and Katherine De La Paz (Tres); thirteen grandchildren: Robert G. W. Girling V, (Stephanie), Gabriella Girling,...
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Jerry Don Julian, M.D. F.A.C.S.

August 11, 1932 - July 19, 2016

Dr. Julian died at home on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, after a 22 month battle with leukemia. He was born in Friona, Texas to Leon and Ethel Julian on August 11, 1932. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Janie Fryar Julian; three sons, Gary (Sara), Greg (Connie), and Brad (Terri); two grandchildren, Cody (Brandon), Mallory (Logan); sister Peggy Thompson; Olen and Cindy Fryar, Roger and...
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James E. "Jim" Nugent

June 24, 1922 - July 17, 2016

James E. "Jim" Nugent, 94, of Austin, died peacefully July 17, 2016, at his residence. Born June 24, 1922 in San Angelo, the son of Edward and Ada Bell Patterson Nugent. Graduated from Schreiner College in 1941. Received his mechanical engineering and law degrees from U.T. Austin. His life was a life of Service. Immediately after graduating from U.T., he became Kerr County attorney where he...
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Ward Cheney

June 28, 1929 - July 13, 2016

Professor Elliott Ward Cheney, Jr., age 87, always known as "Ward," passed away on July 13, 2016. He was born on June 28, 1929 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the younger of two children of E. W. Cheney, Sr. and Carleton (Pratt) Cheney. In mathematics, he was one of the pioneers in the fields of approximation theory and numerical analysis. Ward joined the mathematics faculty at the University...
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Lynn Lankford

March 2, 1937 - July 11, 2016

Carolynn Gless Lankford passed away early July 11th at the age of 79. Lynn was born in El Campo, Texas on March 2, 1937 to Harry and Allene Gless. She graduated from Edna High School and following in her mother's footsteps, received a Bachelor Degree in Education from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos where she met and married Eddy Lankford on April 18, 1957. Lynn continued...
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James Austin "Jack" Cloudt

March 29, 1998 - July 10, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved and cherished son, brother to Julia, JACK, age 18, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly as a result of a tragic auto accident on July 10, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Jack's passing has left a gaping hole in all of our hearts. His sudden disappearance reminds us of the mysterious 'invisibility cloak' in Jack's favorite book...
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Phil Nazro, Jr.

August 20, 1937 - July 10, 2016

The Reverend Arthur Phillips Nazro, Jr. died peacefully at home on July 10 after a long illness. He was 78 years old. Phil was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend, teacher, and Episcopal priest. He loved words and used his sharp intellect as a passionate preacher from the pulpit, crossword puzzle enthusiast, and life-long student of languages. He loved the Episcopal Church and...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Golden

April 7, 1961 - July 9, 2016

Jacqueline Gray Golden passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 9th, 2016, in Austin, Texas. When she left us, the clouds wept, the sky grew a bit darker and the laughter stopped for a moment. Born April 7th, 1961, to Suzanne and Joe Bob Golden in Beaumont, Texas, Jackie was a force of intelligence and wit throughout her life. Jackie spent her childhood summers at Camp Longhorn, where she...
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Anne Beckham Garcia

June 16, 1975 - July 6, 2016

Our hearts are heavy with sadness at the passing of our beloved Anne Beckham Garcia. She courageously battled stage IV lung cancer this past year and died peacefully on July 6, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Anne was born on June 16, 1975 daughter of Patrick and Margene Beckham and lived her short life in Austin, Texas. A devoted wife and mother, she leaves behind her husband,...
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Terry Knight

January 16, 1967 - July 4, 2016

Terrill V. "Terry" Knight passed away July 4, 2016. She is survived by her beautiful daughters Isabelle, Eloise and Amelia Durr of Austin, TX, her parents David and Marti Knight of Lathrup Village, MI, and her sister Nicole Woodhouse of Louisville, KY. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends who loved her dearly. Her family has requested expressions...
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Estelle D. Fancher

October 24, 1935 - July 3, 2016

Estelle D. Fancher passed away peacefully on July 3, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Austin, devoted wife, and mother of three boys. She found joy in parenting; making sure that her boys were ready for anything; teaching them cooking, laundry, and sewing while tolerating their endeavors in car repair, car racing, and other activities boys do. Although they soon towered over their petite...
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Joe Mac Walston

January 5, 1922 - July 3, 2016

Joe Mac Walston was born to Jack and Jo Walston on January 5, 1922, in Oakwood, Texas. He went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2016. Joe Mac was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Shirley Walston and his grandson, David Crow. He is survived by his daughters, Terri Crow (Don) and Wendy Howard (Lynn); his grandchildren Kim Moore (Russell), Chris Crow (Becca), Blake Howard and Justin...
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Edna J. Secord

January 20, 1921 - July 1, 2016

Edna J. Secord, 95, went to be with the Lord, family and friends on July 1, 2016. She was born, January 20, 1921 in Austin to John and Florence McCoy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Secord; her parents, John and Florence McCoy; sister, Vivian Clark and her husband Ed; sister, Florine Pearce and her husband, Paul; brother, Bobby McCoy; and a nephew, Paul Pearce, Jr. Also...
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Billie Banks Valentine

August 16, 1924 - July 1, 2016

Born to Lena Smith and Welford T. Hines in Rule, TX Billie was one of 12 children. Preceded in death by her parents, husbands Dale Dunlap, John H. Banks and Jerome Valentine, and most of her siblings. Survived by her three children; Dale Lyn Skach, Jeffrey Banks (lvalene) and Bette Bayne (Mark), 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Pauline Couch. ...
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Felicia Renee Holloway

December 28, 1973 - June 30, 2016

Felicia Renee Holloway, known affectionately known as "Moma Lisa" or "Aunt Lisa", passed away peacefully on June 30, 2016 at the age of 42 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was surrounded by those she loved and shared many of her happiest memories with, as she neared her last moments at Hospice Austin Christopher House. Felicia was born December 28, 1973 in Austin, TX, the daughter of...
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Jeanette F. Nassour

June 30, 2016

Jeanette F. Nassour was born in Poughkeepsie, NY, to Fred M. Ferris and Rahme Bassil Ferris, and died on Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Austin, TX. One of her greatest thrills growing up was meeting Eleanor Roosevelt the day the First Lady came to speak at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School in Poughkeepsie. Her next greatest thrill was seeing Frank Sinatra in live performance. Jeanette...
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John Grady Hearn, Jr.

March 23, 1944 - June 29, 2016

John Grady Hearn Jr., 72, passed peacefully with his family by his side in San Antonio, Texas, on June 29, 2016. Of John's many accomplishments, he was most proud of the family he built together with Phyllis, with whom he shared 46 beautiful years of marriage. He was the husband and dad that everyone deserves to have. In his children's youth, he could be found coaching Dixie Youth baseball...
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Vicki Stone Olt

November 23, 1950 - June 28, 2016

Vicki Stone Olt, 65, loving wife, mother, sister and Mimi, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas. She was born November 23, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, the first child of Stan Stone and the late Donna Stone. Vicki was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Olt for over 42 years. In addition to Mr. Olt, she is...
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Margaret M. Stark

June 25, 1917 - June 27, 2016

Margaret (Peggy) M. Stark, of Houston, Texas, passed away June 27, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Peggy was the oldest of three children, born June 25, 1917 in Abilene, Kansas to Ernest L. and Helen (Gleissner) Morse. She graduated from Abilene High School in 1935. Peggy attended Western College for women in Oxford, Ohio her freshman and sophomore years and then attended KU her junior and senior years,...
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John Randall Livermore, USAF (Ret.)

August 5, 1932 - June 27, 2016

Lieutenant Colonel Livermore passed away on June 27th, 2016 in Austin, Texas. John was born on August 5th, 1932 in Monmouth, Illinois to Orval and Lois Livermore. He spent his boyhood days through high school graduation in Roseville, Illinois and then attended Knox College at Galesburg, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Lilla, of 59 years; son Mike (wife Janne); son David (wife...
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HC Carter

July 17, 1933 - June 26, 2016

HC Carter, 82, passed away in his sleep and slipped into eternal life with the Lord on Sunday Eve the 26th of June 2016. He was born July 17, 1933 in Mexia, Texas. HC worked as a Journeyman Carpenter during his high school and college years. He attended San Angelo State on a Rodeo Scholarship and continued his education in the School of Architecture at UT. One summer day while framing a...
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Billie Jeanes

October 23, 1928 - June 23, 2016

Billie Frances Jowell Jeanes passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2016, at the age of 87. Billie was born to parents Oma Frances Glover Jowell and William Earl Jowell in Mexia, Texas, on October 23, 1928. She was blessed with two loving sisters, Patsy Ruth and Johnnie Sue. Her father worked for Magnolia Oil Company and was transferred to Freer, Texas, where Billie attended school until World...
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Edgar Norman Stevens

August 23, 1926 - June 23, 2016

Edgar Norman Stevens, 89, of Austin, passed away on June 23, 2016 to join his beloved wife Dorothy of 68 years who died last year. Mr. Stevens was born in Bedford, Indiana to Edgar J. and Dorothy Fletcher Stevens. As a young man he left Indiana for Texas where he met and married Dorothy Senkel in 1947. For nearly 40 years he worked for the City of Austin, many spent as Assistant Director of...
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Claire Ellen Weinstein

November 8, 1946 - June 23, 2016

Beloved Claire Ellen Weinstein passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 while at home with her daughter Leona. Claire Ellen worked through ongoing health problems but always with a positive attitude and a zest for living. Her family and loved ones are deeply saddened and surprised by her passing and feel fortunate to have shared so much of her life. Claire Ellen, Full Professor Emeritus at the...
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Jerrol Jay Ray

October 11, 1934 - June 22, 2016

Jerrol Jay Ray died peacefully in his Austin home on June 22, 2016, surrounded by family and friends. He was 81. Jerry was born on October 11, 1934 in Dallas, Texas. He was adopted by Velma and James Ray, and spent his childhood in Freeport where he graduated from Freeport High School in 1952. Jerry received a Bachelor of Science in commerce from Texas Christian University in 1958 where he was...
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James "Jimmy" Parker

January 20, 1949 - June 21, 2016

James ("Jimmy") Willard Parker was the second child born to Raymond James and Helen Jane Parker on January 20, 1949 in Dubuque, Iowa. His father was in the Navy and the family frequently traveled during his formative years, living in Tennessee, Virginia, Indiana, Hawaii, Kwajalein, and Midway Island. His father retired in Imperial Beach, California when Jimmy was a sophomore and he graduated from...
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Evelyn Ann Johnson

September 24, 1956 - June 20, 2016

"I love the Lord my God with all my passion and prayer. I love others as well as I love myself. This is the bond of perfection. I wrestle in prayer for others, for this is the will of God. I abide in the word of God. I am plugged into the power of prayer, for nothing can shake me, move me or break me. Nothing can separate me from the Love of God which is Christ Jesus. In his presence I dwell!...
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Joseph C. Boggins

April 26, 1929 - June 17, 2016

Joseph C. Boggins, born April 26, 1929, died on Friday, June 17, 2016. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar, and at the Schneeberger Funeral Home in Canton, Ohio. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Canton, Ohio, next to his late wife Mary Ellen (Mel). He is survived by his sisters Mary Mueller and...
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John David McCaffety

March 10, 1965 - June 16, 2016

John David McCaffety of Austin, Texas passed away June 16, 2016. He was born on March 10, 1965 in Houston, Texas. David was 51 years old and is survived by his wife, Lorena McCaffety, his son, Tommy McCaffety, and his daughter, Niky McCaffety. He also has three grandchildren, Morgan, Cameron, and Austin McCaffety. David was an incredible father, sweet husband, and a loyal friend. He did...
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Lillian Rees "L'Rees" Johnston Morris

November 28, 1923 - June 15, 2016

Lillian Rees "L'Rees" Johnston Morris went peacefully Home on June 15, 2016. L'Rees was born November, 1923, to Keron Virginia Reese and James Thomas Johnston in Columbus, TX. As a child, L'Rees attended the Austin Conservatory of Music, where she studied and performed on the violin and piano. After graduating from Steven F. Austin High School, she attended Baylor University and the University...
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Joseph F. Malina, Jr. PhD., P.E.

August 24, 1935 - June 14, 2016

Dr. Joseph F. Malina Jr. Ph.D., P.E. August 24th, 1935 – June 14, 2016 Joseph (Joe) Malina passed away peacefully on the afternoon of June 14, surrounded by his wife, children, their spouses and grandchildren. He lived a very full and accomplished life of almost 81 years devoted to his family, The University of Texas and his Catholic faith as an active member of the St. Austin Catholic...
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Joseph H. Matluck

November 25, 1917 - June 14, 2016

Professor Emeritus Joseph H. Matluck, age 98, died in Austin, Texas on June 14, 2016. He was born on November 25, 1917, in Brooklyn NY, to Max and Jennie Matluck. After graduating from Erasmus Hall High School, Joe attended Brooklyn College, on a soccer scholarship, then proudly served, as a U.S. Air Force Captain, in World War II. After the war, Joe earned a Master's Degree at Mexico City...
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Robert P. "Bob" Brown

February 20, 1915 - June 12, 2016

Robert P. (Bob) Brown passed gently away in the early morning of June 12, after 101 years of a life well lived. A brother, son, father, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather, Bob was even more. He was the patriarch of a large extended family, which meets every Thanksgiving, for a gathering of love and togetherness. Bob was the seventh of nine children born to Eli...
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Hazel Jo Kirk

November 6, 1922 - June 10, 2016

Hazel Jo Kirk of Buda, formerly of Creedmoor, Texas passed into the Lord's hands on June 10, 2016, at 93 years of age. She was loved by her children Jo Ann Bankford, T.J. Kirk, Ina Walenta and their families. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 14 from 6pm-8pm and funeral services will be Wednesday, June 15 at 10am at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar. Interment will follow at...
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Virginia Nicholls McCollum

November 25, 1933 - June 9, 2016

Virginia McCollum, 82, died on June 9, 2016. Mrs. McCollum was born in November 1933 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She married Richard E."Dick" McCollum in 1954 in Vicksburg. She and her family lived in Venezuela until Dick retired from Creole Petroleum Corporation in 1975, then they moved to Austin. She also lived in Amarillo, Texas from 1989 until 2003 before returning to Austin. She...
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Tina Diane Pumilia

May 13, 1963 - June 8, 2016

Please join us in celebrating the life of Tina Pumilia on Saturday, June 18th, at Wild Onion Ranch, 12112 Old San Antonio Road, Manchaca, TX 78652. The service will be from 3 – 4pm; guests are welcome from 2 – 6pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Corrales International School Foundation (see below). Sometime in the 1960s, in the horse country of Virginia, Tina asked a...
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Jean Myatt Peterson

November 23, 1923 - June 8, 2016

Jean Myatt Peterson passed from this earth on June 8, 2016. Jean was born in Monroe, Louisiana on November 23, 1923. Her husband, Pete, and her daughter, Ann, preceded her in death. Jean comes from a family who loved music. Her parents started her on violin lessons at a very early age, and she became an accomplished musician by the time she entered high school. She was at Texas Women's College...
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Drew Wenske

August 18, 1995 - June 8, 2016

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." - Matthew 5:8 Dennet Ray Wenske, Jr. "Drew" passed peacefully Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 20 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Drew is survived by his parents, Catherine and Dennet Wenske; sister, Morgan Wenske of Austin, Texas; grandmother, Cleo Wenske of La Grange, Texas. He is preceded in death...
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Karen Ruble Johnson

April 6, 1944 - June 5, 2016

Karen Ruble Johnson, age 72, died on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at her home in The Hills, Texas. Born on April 6, 1944 in Fort Worth, Texas, Karen was the only child of Robert and Wilda Ruble. Karen spent her childhood in Ft. Worth and graduated from Eastern Hills High School. Karen then attended the University of Texas at Austin graduating in 1966. Karen began her illustrious career in the law as...
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Joan Carswell Kennedy

February 13, 1923 - June 3, 2016

It took the skillful hands of an old country doctor to bring her through a very difficult birth, when Joan Carswell Kennedy was born to Fred Lee Carswell and Edith Hall Carswell in Avinger, Texas, on February 13, 1923. She was a child of the Depression, with a great empathy for the struggles of common people. Joan had deep East Texas roots, but after her father joined J. C. Penney, Co., in 1926...
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Tommie Forrest Howell

September 7, 1932 - June 3, 2016

Tommie joined his wife Lettye and all the saints in Heaven on June 3, 2016. Tommie was born in Austin, Texas on September 7, 1932. He grew up in the "metropolis" of Anson, Texas just north of Abilene, where he met the love of his life, Lettye Eason, in the fourth grade. Tommie graduated from Anson High School and went on to graduate from the University of Texas in 1955. He and Lettye were...
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Ruth Marie White Dies

October 23, 1923 - June 3, 2016

Ruth Marie White Dies, loving wife of Martin Dies, Jr. (deceased), was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on October 23, 1923 to Pearl Marie White and Herbert Cleon White, Sr. Throughout her long productive life, Ruth was an outgoing, fun-loving, thoughtful and indefatigable person, beautiful in body and spirit, who never met a stranger and rarely lost contact with a friend. On June 3, 2016, at her...
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Janet Leah Doyle

February 24, 1933 - June 1, 2016

Janet Leah Doyle began her life on February 24, 1933 in Wilmington, Delaware, and her life ended on June 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Jan was 83 years old. Janet was born to Francis and Bell Colbourne. After graduating Mount Pleasant High School, Jan married her high school sweetheart, David Kyte Doyle. Jan and Dave were married on 26 July, 1952. Jan married into the U.S. Army and would spend the...
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James Walton (J.W.) Davis , Jr.

January 22, 1926 - May 31, 2016

James Walton (J.W.) Davis, Jr. was born in Round Mountain, Texas January 22, 1926 to Emma Birck Davis and James Walton ("Buck") Davis, Sr. the 3rd of four children. He passed away during the night of May 30th at the age of 90 from health complications. At the age of 3 he moved with his family to a newly established homestead west of Eldorado Texas. He grew up on the Eldorado homestead and...
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Kay Ellen Harvey

August 1, 1940 - May 28, 2016

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

December 14, 1922 - May 26, 2016

Walter Stirling Chamberlain, age 93, died peacefully Thursday, May 26, 2016. He was born December 14, 1922 to Mary Glass Chamberlain and Walter Samuel Chamberlain in Manor, Texas. Walter and his sister Margaret grew up on the family farm near Manor surrounded by extended family on neighboring land. He was home schooled until Margaret was old enough to attend school with him. At that time, the...
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Patty Voorhees

March 11, 1922 - May 25, 2016

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

November 19, 1933 - May 24, 2016

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

March 22, 1937 - May 24, 2016

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

August 2, 1922 - May 23, 2016

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

June 8, 1929 - May 22, 2016

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

September 24, 1928 - May 21, 2016

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

June 20, 1925 - May 21, 2016

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

November 10, 1920 - May 20, 2016

Bette Schutze McLean, age 95, a fourth generation Texan and Austinite, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2016 surrounded by family and caregivers at The Arbor at Westminster. Bette was born in Austin on November 10, 1920 to Adolph Edward Schutze and Bertha Adolphine Sterzing, both descendants of German immigrants who arrived at Indianola in the mid-1840s. Bette was born and spent her early...
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Mildred Greer

April 11, 1928 - May 19, 2016

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

August 28, 1951 - May 17, 2016

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

January 27, 1926 - May 17, 2016

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

July 18, 1925 - May 16, 2016

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

June 22, 1930 - May 16, 2016

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

August 18, 1935 - May 12, 2016

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

February 18, 1929 - May 11, 2016

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

September 3, 1927 - May 11, 2016

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

March 24, 1925 - May 10, 2016

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

December 25, 1927 - May 10, 2016

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