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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

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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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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Donna Lee Brandt

February 27, 1932 - June 2, 2017

Donna Lee Brandt, age 85, beloved wife of 65 years, passed to be with her LORD and Savior on Friday, June 2, 2017. She was born February 27, 1932, to George L. Jones and Esther E. Jones Butler who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, David D. Brandt Jr., brother JJ Jones and wife Shirley, sister-in-law Connie Applegate, children David D. Brandt Ill and wife Jane Ann, Deanna M...
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Jessie Spiegelman Borger

August 2, 1914 - June 2, 2017

Jessie Spiegelman Borger, 102, of Houston, TX (most recently Austin,TX) passed away on June 2, 2017. She was born August 2, 1914 in Chicago, IL to Bessie and Joseph Spiegelman. Family was the core of Jessie's life. She was from a large family of 3 girls and 4 boys. She was raised in Chicago where her father was a tailor and her mother a homemaker. Jessie married David Borger, her husband...
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Patton Greene Lochridge

December 30, 1949 - June 1, 2017

Patton Greene Lochridge, born on December 30, 1949, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, died peacefully at his home in Austin Texas on June 1, 2017, after a long battle with glioblastoma. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew and loved him. Pat's family moved from the Rio Grande Valley to Austin, Texas, in 1959, which was his home for the rest of his life. He attended Casis...
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Margery Mendelson

March 2, 1921 - May 31, 2017

Margery Janet Mendelson, age 96, passed away at her home on May 31, 2017. She was born on March 2, 1921 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Harry Rosen and Rose Toffler Rosen. She attended the University of Missouri and obtained her degree from its journalism school. At Mizzou, she joined the Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority and would remain active on a local and national level throughout her entire life. ...
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Edith Jones Ferguson

May 4, 1924 - May 30, 2017

Edith Jones Ferguson, 93 died of natural causes May 30th at her care home in Pflugerville Texas. She was born in Falkner, Mississippi, May 4, 1924. She was preceded in life everlasting by her husband of 70 years, John R. Ferguson Jr., Mother, Jennie Powell Jones and Father, Howard Lafayette Jones and her sister Mavis Jones Ketchum. She is survived by her children; Gary and Coleen Ferguson,...
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Doris Adeline Sander

March 28, 1925 - May 28, 2017

Doris was born on a rural farm near Flatonia, Texas on March 28, 1925 to Max and Hertha (Suess) Richter. She was the second oldest of six children. She was baptized in the name of the Triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit on April 12, 1925 at her home by Rev. C.A. Neumann from Salem Freyburg. Doris confirmed her baptismal vows at Salem Lutheran Church, and her confirmation verse was John...
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Ward Currey Goessling, Jr.

December 5, 1925 - May 27, 2017

Ret. Lt. Col Ward Currey Goessling Jr., 91, passed away peacefully in his Austin, TX home on Saturday May 27, 2017 holding the hand of his wife Elaine. Born in Norman, OK on December 5, 1925 to Captain Ward Goessling and Hellen Cason Goessling, Ward had two older sisters, Virginia and Jere Bill and a younger brother Frank following a year later. Nicknamed "Son", Ward was an army brat moving...
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John Stanley Riney

May 4, 1933 - May 25, 2017

John Stanley Riney 84, of Austin passed away in his home surrounded by his family on May 25, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born in Pampa, Texas on May 4, 1933 to Claude and Helen (O'Fynn) Riney. John was a scientist and mathematician. He worked with many government agencies as a problem solver, a job he adored. He was preceded in death by his parents and his...
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Manuel P. Garcia

March 14, 1951 - May 25, 2017

Manuel P. Garcia passed peacefully from this life on Thursday May 25, 2017, leaving behind the memory of his happy and independent spirit. Manny, son of Humberto and Anita Pena Garcia, was born on March 14, 1951 in San Antonio, TX. He grew up in west Texas, outside of Lamesa, moving with his family back to San Antonio in 1966. He graduated from Luther Burbank High School in 1969. Manny...
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Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan

August 30, 1952 - May 23, 2017

Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan died peacefully at her home on May 23, 2017. She is survived by her sweetheart and husband of 42 years, Christopher Yurkanan. Her independent spirit, her generous soul, her brilliant mind, her unique style and sense of fashion, her full-faced smile and infectious laugh will be missed by many. Chris was born to Don and Blanche Edmondson on August 30, 1952 in...
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M.L. "Crick" DeGlandon

April 4, 1922 - May 23, 2017

Milburn Lloyd "Crick" DeGlandon was born on April 4, 1922 in Bastrop, Texas to parents Mr. and Mrs. H.M. DeGlandon and went home to our Lord on May 23, 2017 at 95 years of age. A graduate from Austin High School, he joined the United States Navy in March of 1942 and was honorably discharged in November 1945. A World War II veteran, he served aboard U.S.S. Howard W. Gilmore. He married...
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J.D. Warlick

August 25, 1921 - May 22, 2017

Lt. Col. J.D. "Jay" Warlick (Ret) U.S. Air Force passed away May 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 95. He was born in El Reno, Oklahoma on Aug. 25, 1921 to John and Della Warlick. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp which led to a 26 year career as a pilot in the Air Force Tactical Air Command. J.D. served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded numerous...
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Don Edmondson

September 6, 1925 - May 22, 2017

Don Edmondson, age 91, passed away at home in Austin, Texas, on May 22, 2017. Don was born at home in Dallas, Texas, on September 6, 1925. Don graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1945, then did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He earned a Master of Science Degree from SMU in 1948 and then a Ph.D from the California Institute of Technology aka Caltech in 1954. He...
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Jack Reeves Miller

September 13, 1930 - May 22, 2017

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

January 12, 1955 - May 21, 2017

Suzanne Slaughter was born January 12, 1955 in Wiesbaden, Germany and passed away May 21, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Preceded in death by her beloved mother, Elaine Kincaid Slaughter, Suzanne is survived by her father, Col. (Ret.) Clarence Benton Slaughter, Jr., her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy Slaughter and Gary Bowers, and a host of loving friends. The daughter of an Air Force pilot, Suzanne...
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Dr. J. Brent Rauhut

November 13, 1928 - May 21, 2017

(Ret. Lt. Col.) Dr. J. Brent Rauhut, 88, passed peacefully in the comfort of his own home on May 21st, 2017. Brent was born in Comanche, Texas on November 13, 1928 to Shelby and Herman Rauhut. As an only child, he graduated from Comanche High School at the age of fifteen (1944). He then entered John Tarleton College. In 1944 after the war had broken out, he joined the U.S. Army and was...
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Banks Burke (Mac) McAnally

May 25, 1954 - May 19, 2017

Banks Burke (Mac) McAnally passed from this life on May 19, 2017, just one week short of his 63rd birthday, following a long battle with cancer. Mac was that rarest of breeds, a native Austinite. He is survived by his father, Robert W. McAnally and step-mother, Helen McAnally of Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ellen Ponz and his brother, Sky McAnally. Mac...
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Carol Elizabeth Coffman Ferguson

July 17, 1940 - May 18, 2017

Carol Elizabeth Coffman Ferguson, age 77, died May 18, 2017 at Seton Medical Center in Austin, bravely battling ovarian cancer. A memorial service is scheduled for June 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The service will be held in the First United Methodist Church, Austin, 1201 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas 78701. Carol was born July 17, 1940 to Richard L. Coffman and Elizabeth Porterfield Coffman. Richard...
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Dudley James "Jimmy" Simmons

December 24, 1958 - May 18, 2017

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

July 24, 1938 - May 15, 2017

Dr. Frank N. Speller III (Hap), peacefully passed away May 15, 2017, with his wife Sue by his side. A loving husband, father, grandfather, teacher and friend, Hap was born on July 24, 1938 in Tyler, TX, to Frank N. Speller, Jr., and Leola Nichols Speller. We will all miss Hap's witty rhetoric, his awesome sense of humor, his beautiful deep voice, his fascination with people and love of nature...
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Thomas Oran Murphey III

May 27, 1982 - May 15, 2017

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

March 8, 1948 - May 14, 2017

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

December 5, 1954 - May 13, 2017

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

December 4, 1928 - May 12, 2017

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

October 15, 1951 - May 10, 2017

The best looking girl in Texas with an even more beautiful heart. - Phil
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Alex David Putnam

October 8, 1991 - May 8, 2017

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

February 17, 1926 - May 7, 2017

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

September 4, 1963 - May 7, 2017

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

January 16, 1943 - May 6, 2017

Cynthia Jo "Cindy" McCullough passed peacefully in the early morning of Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Austin, Texas. For more than four long years Cindy fought a courageous battle with cancer never losing her faith and sense of humor. She is now at peace with her Lord. Cindy was born in Austin on January 16, 1943 to James Mulkey and Vera Baumann Owens. She attended Stephen F. Austin High School...
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George H. P. Showalter III

April 28, 1938 - May 6, 2017

George H. P. Showalter III, 79, a lifelong resident of Austin, passed away on May 6, 2017. George was born in Austin on April 28, 1938. George attended Austin High School, served in the U.S. Navy and Air Force, and worked at the Serta Mattress company for 30 years. He played guitar and sang in country-western bands. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George H. P....
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Verne D.J. Philips

November 3, 1918 - May 5, 2017

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

December 7, 1929 - May 5, 2017

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

November 11, 1920 - May 4, 2017

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

March 27, 1925 - May 3, 2017

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

August 5, 1970 - May 1, 2017

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

July 11, 1942 - April 30, 2017

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

November 20, 1919 - April 29, 2017

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

September 27, 1922 - April 28, 2017

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

February 16, 1926 - April 26, 2017

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

May 3, 1947 - April 23, 2017

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

March 14, 1932 - April 22, 2017

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

September 20, 1931 - April 19, 2017

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

April 28, 1963 - April 18, 2017

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

July 16, 1929 - April 18, 2017

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

July 10, 1919 - April 17, 2017

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

August 4, 1929 - April 15, 2017

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

June 25, 1963 - April 15, 2017

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