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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

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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Gerhard "Gerry" Joseph Fonken

August 3, 1928 - April 13, 2017

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

August 27, 1924 - April 13, 2017

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

January 15, 1957 - April 13, 2017

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

September 11, 1926 - April 13, 2017

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

February 23, 1926 - April 13, 2017

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

August 31, 1920 - April 12, 2017

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

February 14, 1927 - April 12, 2017

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

July 22, 1931 - April 10, 2017

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

November 8, 1956 - April 10, 2017

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

August 8, 1915 - April 9, 2017

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

October 13, 1928 - April 9, 2017

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

January 18, 1920 - April 8, 2017

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

March 21, 1912 - April 8, 2017

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

January 23, 1936 - April 8, 2017

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

June 1, 1923 - April 7, 2017

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

March 19, 1922 - April 5, 2017

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

April 11, 1930 - April 4, 2017

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

January 20, 1952 - April 4, 2017

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

November 3, 1918 - March 31, 2017

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

September 12, 1944 - March 31, 2017

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

December 17, 1931 - March 31, 2017

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

November 13, 1924 - March 30, 2017

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

January 4, 1952 - March 29, 2017

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

October 25, 1930 - March 29, 2017

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

March 20, 1936 - March 26, 2017

Marcia Hearon Lind passed away peacefully on March 26 at Seton Hospital. Born at the old Seton Hospital on March 20, 1936, Marcia was a fourth generation Austinite. She attended the original Wooldridge Elementary and University Junior High School in Austin and Highland Park High School in Dallas. During World War II she spent three years in Arlington, Virginia with her family and their...
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Peggy Elaine Crow

June 21, 1929 - March 24, 2017

Peggy Elaine Crow—the vivacious, fun-loving, inimitable "Miz Crow"—passed away peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2017, in Austin. She was 87. The world will never be the same without her, and those who were part of her life will be endlessly grateful and forever changed by her love and laughter. Peggy was Technicolor in a black-and-white world. Tall, statuesque and beautiful, with striking...
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Lynette Pearl Hempel Pittsford

August 3, 1925 - March 23, 2017

Lynette Pearl Hempel Pittsford returned to her Heavenly Father on March 23, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family during her sudden illness. Lynette was born on August 3, 1925 and raised on a ranch near Copperas Cove, Texas. Her holy baptism was celebrated at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Copperas Cove on September 6, 1925. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith on April 2, 1939. ...
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Barbara Marie Curran

March 5, 1925 - March 21, 2017

Barbara Marie Curran, age 92, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on March 5, 1925, to the late Grace Leonard and William Joseph Curran. She moved from this life to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 21, after a brief illness. Barbara graduated from high school in 1942 and began working at a publishing company. She then trained to be a licensed vocational nurse, working in the medical...
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George Edward Strandtmann

March 16, 1919 - March 20, 2017

George Edward Strandtmann was born March 16, 1919 in Lockhart, Texas, the youngest child of Fritz and Josephine Strandtmann. He died March 20, 2017 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 98. He is preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Willie Mae. He is also preceded in death by his father, Fritz (who died four months prior to his birth); mother, Josephine; brothers, Eugene, Ernest, Bill,...
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George K. Herbert, Prof. Emeritus

July 22, 1925 - March 18, 2017

George K. Herbert, age 91, of Austin, died March 18, 2017. He was born July 22, 1925, in Louisville, Kentucky, to George K. Herbert, Sr., and Pauline Swift Herbert. Dr. Herbert was a professor emeritus of social work at the University of Texas at Austin where he taught from 1970 to 1998. He held degrees from the University of Louisville (BA), University of Chicago (MA), Cleveland State...
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Marlene Sowers Tackett

March 9, 2017 - March 18, 2017

Marlene Sowers Tackett was born on March 9, 1937 in Oklahoma City and went to her Heavenly home March 18, 2017. Marlene is preceded in death by her parents Thomas Jefferson and Helen Marie Sowers and her husband Thomas Nelson Tackett III. She is survived by her sister Mary Ann Sowers, her children, and her grandchildren Ginger, Molly, James, and Faythe. She earned her Bachelors from...
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Joseph Roger Williams

January 1, 1929 - March 18, 2017

Joe was born the first day of the year 1929 in DeLeon, Texas, the youngest of five, to Marguerite Jane Weaver and William Hudson Williams. He grew up in Abilene, graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute and enrolled in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas in 1947. Plans changed and he received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He then became a cotton farmer for...
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Eileen W. Patterson

August 8, 1913 - March 17, 2017

Eileen W. Patterson, 103, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born August 8, 1913, in Galveston, Texas, to Donald O. Wilson and Edna V. English Wilson. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 59 years, Woodrow (Woody) W. Patterson and her two brothers, Lawrence Wilson and Donald Wilson. She is survived by her sister Ruth E....
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Ruby Byous Rosen

February 23, 1922 - March 17, 2017

Ruby Byous Rosen died peacefully at home on March 17, 2017. She celebrated her 95th birthday on February 23rd. Ruby lived a long, happy and quintessentially American life. She was born in the tiny town of Fanshawe, Oklahoma but left after high school to experience the larger world. She secured a job in nearby Fort Smith, Arkansas where she would meet a young Army Lieutenant, Derald Rosen whom she...
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John Henry Biggar

October 28, 1944 - March 16, 2017

John Henry Biggar, 72, of Austin, TX, passed away on Thursday March 16, 2017 at his home, according to his wishes, where he was lovingly cared for by his family and friends. John was born on October 28, 1944 to Bill Biggar and Lucille (Cindy) Shaw Biggar in Alice, Texas. John and his family later moved to Gainesville, TX where he graduated from Gainesville High School in 1963. A couple of...
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Maxyne Groner

May 10, 1936 - March 16, 2017

Maxyne passed away March 16, 2017 in Austin, Texas of congestive heart failure. She was born May 10, 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa. Parents: Jack Borodoff and Sara Blockman Borodoff Married to Stanley Adelman in 1955. (He died in 1964.) Married to Jake Groner in 1973. (He died in 1993.) Kids: Rachel Adelman, Jay Adelman (He died in 2010), Beverley Adelman, Susan Groner Kennedy, Philip...
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Harold "Sonny" Everett Peterson

June 26, 1934 - March 16, 2017

Harold "Sonny" Everett Peterson, Sr. passed away on Thursday March 16, 2017 in Austin, Texas. He was 82 years old. Sonny was born on June 26, 1934 in Urania, LA to Henry Everett Peterson and Parrie Huddleston Peterson. He received his B.S. degree in geology from Louisiana Tech, Ruston, LA and did his Masters work in geology at LSU, Baton Rouge, LA. He was ordained a Deacon at First...
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Jennifer Tuthill Johnston

September 10, 1965 - March 15, 2017

Jennifer Tuthill Johnston, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2017. Born September 10, 1965 in Norfolk, Virginia, her family moved to Houston in 1979. Jennifer graduated from Stratford High School and North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Jennifer worked for Sylvia Longoria Dorsey and Creative Flooring in Houston...
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Doris Lynne Lefkowitz

June 27, 1943 - March 14, 2017

Doris Lynne Lefkowitz was an outstanding teacher, who cared for her students as much as she loved her family. She saved many lives of students who were headed in the wrong direction, and turned them around so they would have productive lives. Doris will be missed by many, including her family, students, and former colleagues. She will be remembered forever by the people who surrounded her. ...
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Miriam Deaton

June 6, 1939 - March 13, 2017

Miriam (Mimi) Deaton, age 77, died suddenly on Monday, March 13, 2017. For many years she taught school in Austin, at Odom Elementary. She was pleased to meet, on the occasion, her former first-graders. She was pleased, as well, to meet the children of the students she had taught in that homeroom. She was pleased, but did not broadcast it, on the occasion she met the grandchildren of her former...
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Sam Shanblum

November 20, 1920 - March 12, 2017

Sam Shanblum, 96, of Austin, TX, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at home, after a brief illness. Sam was born November 20, 1920, in Fort Worth, TX, to Louis and Rose Shanblum. The youngest of four brothers, he grew up in Fort Worth, where he and his brothers worked in the family grocery store not far from the TCU campus. A graduate of Paschal High School, Sam attended North Texas Agricultural...
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Florence Benson Wilkerson

November 27, 1920 - March 11, 2017

Born to Walter Scott Benson, Sr. and Florence Brownlee Benson, Florence Delphine Benson bore a likeness to both in manner and appearance. She came along one year after the Treaty of Versailles ended World War I and nine years before the onslaught of the Great Depression. The dramatic swing from national optimism to despair during her early years would shape her attitudes regarding every single...
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Arthur Stephen Aubry III

July 20, 1947 - March 11, 2017

Arthur Stephen Aubry III was born on July 20, 1947. He was born in Hicksville, New York to his parents, Arthur and Nilda Aubry. Arthur joined the Air Force on October 21, 1966 as a Medical Services Specialist. He completed his Medical Service Fundamentals in 1967. During his time in the Air Force, Arthur earned his National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and his Air...
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Ralph M. Smith

March 19, 1931 - March 11, 2017

Dr. Ralph M Smith, beloved father, pastor, and friend, went to Heaven to unite with His Savior, Jesus Christ, his wife, Bess, and a multitude of family and friends on March 11, 2017. He is survived by his children, Diane Love and spouse Bill Love, Wallace Smith and spouse Lanette Smith, and Peyton Smith and spouse Beth Smith. His loving family included: granddaughter Lisa Gilbert and spouse...
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William (Bill) Wendell Reynolds

July 2, 1928 - March 10, 2017

William (Bill) Wendell Reynolds, 88, of Austin, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 10, 2017. He was born July 2, 1928 in Terrell, Texas. At the age of 8, he moved to Austin where he has lived and worked since. Bill is survived by his wife, Joyce L. Reynolds; son, Dale W. Reynolds; daughter, Vicki J. Stotts and her husband Dennis M. Stotts; grandchildren, Sandy Bradford and her...
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Kennard Boland "Beau" Ross, Jr.

July 13, 1960 - March 10, 2017

Beau Ross was a wonderful, caring and fun-loving person, who passed away on March 10, 2017 from an extended battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. Beau was one-of-a-kind -- outgoing, adventuresome and generous. He was a loving husband and father. He was a loyal friend, an astute business man, and world traveler. He was intelligent, professional and a mentor to many others. Born on July...
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George Murray Gibbs

August 8, 1927 - March 10, 2017

George Murray Gibbs, 89 years of age, and retired minister of Christ Christian Church died Friday, March 10, 2017 of complications following a stroke. He was born in Mansfield, Louisiana on August 8, 1927 to Jennings Bryan and Ada Gibbs. Shortly afterwards the family moved to Beaumont, Texas where he and his brother Jennings Bryan "J.B." (Deceased), and Charles Nelson lived until George left...
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Gary Lynn Green

September 12, 1946 - March 9, 2017

Life is a balance. Sometimes you hold on and sometimes you let go. Today we had to let go of Gary Lynn Green but his memories will live on forever. Gary, age 70, died March 9, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Gary was a life-long Democrat and union member of the Boilermakers Local 531 in Amarillo and Pipefitters Local 286 in Austin. If you knew Gary, you knew that he loved life, his family and his...
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Bruce Robert Hardesty

February 12, 1957 - March 7, 2017

Bruce Robert Hardesty, 60, of Austin, Texas, has moved from this life to the next, leaving his loved ones heartbroken but rich with memories of his laughter, kindness and love. Bruce left our lives on Mar 7, 2017, after a long struggle with diabetes. Bruce was born February 12, 1957 in Washington, D. C., to Mary and Bob Hardesty. He moved to Austin in 1969, but remained a diehard Redskins...
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Lewis Hall

November 23, 1921 - March 7, 2017

Lewis Hall died March 7, 2017 of heart failure. It was sudden, painless, and a smooth transition between life and death. The following are his words from five years ago. Looking back over 90 years I can say without hesitation that I had a happy life including a happy childhood. This is in spite of the fact that the Great Depression in 1931 devastated the economy of Seminole, the oil boom...
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William Brooks Miller

December 5, 1954 - March 7, 2017

Bill, as he was known by friends and family, was born in Austin, Texas on December 5, 1954 at 10:19 pm. He was the first of three boys born into the Miller home. He graduated from Reagan High and joined the Army in 1972. Bill served for 5 1/2 years overseas in Germany doing communications and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant E-6. In 1988, he married the love of his life, Sherri Snead, and they...
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Elinor Belle Robinson

November 27, 1918 - March 7, 2017

Elinor (Elly) Robinson, aged 98, died peacefully of natural causes March 7, 2017 at Westminster in Austin. Born November 27, 1918 in San Antonio, she was daughter to Fred and Belle Mayer. She married high school sweetheart J.C. Robinson in 1939 and moved to Houston, where they raised two sons, John (Jay) and James (Jim). Elly thoroughly enjoyed hosting parties and loved being with her...
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Nikki O'Connor

February 5, 1928 - March 3, 2017

Nikki O' Connor passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017 in Austin, Texas surrounded by family. She was born February 5, 1928 in Coolidge, Kansas to Nellie Bolander and Cleveland Polson. She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving daughter Peggy Ann Gauny and her five siblings; Delta Hall, Russell Polson, Nola Jean Burke, Sybil Burns and Thelma Branine. Nikki was an avid lover of...
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Toby Sudduth

July 24, 1967 - March 2, 2017

Brian Tobias "Toby" Sudduth – doting husband, loving father and son, fiercely talented graphic designer and generous friend – passed away on Thursday, March 2 in Austin, Texas. He was 49. Toby's boundless love and ceaseless energy, as well as his wicked sense of humor and infectious, booming laughter, will be greatly missed by his family and many, many, many friends. Toby was born on...
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Sandra Gately

March 28, 1948 - March 1, 2017

Sandra was born on March 28, 1948 and passed away on March 1, 2017. She had been a long time resident of Austin at the time of her passing. Sandy retired after working many years at Eye Physicians of Austin (EPA) as an Ophthalmologic Surgical Assistant. Doctors Rock and Thorne could always rely on her excellent skills and her caring and giving interactions with her patients. Sandy will be...
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Frederick Winkler

August 24, 1921 - March 1, 2017

Frederick Winkler died peacefully on March 1, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 95. Fred is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, including Karla Dennehy (Robert ), Fredrick Winkler (Margaret), Virginia Calise Brenner (Michael), Adelia Metcalf Woodward (Brian), Mary Poole (Lance), Edward Dismukes (Debby), Katherine Malm, and Margaret Massad (Julio). Fred is also survived by many...
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Robert W. Hughes

August 26, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Robert W. Hughes passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 28, 2017 into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior. He was born August 26, 1935 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Bill and Virginia Hughes. Bob attended the University of Oklahoma where he played shortstop for the baseball team, was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and studied chemical engineering. Upon...
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Michelle Markus

December 10, 1961 - February 27, 2017

Michelle Markus was born December 10, 1961 in Austin, TX to Robert and Jeannette Markus. She attended Anderson High School, then Austin Community College. She was affectionately referred to as "Mimi" by family and friends. It was a nickname given to her by her younger brother because he couldn't pronounce Michelle and it stuck. She had a big, generous heart and welcomed everyone with open...
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Patricia Frances Nygard

January 12, 1932 - February 27, 2017

Patricia Frances Nygard of Austin, Texas passed away on February 27, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born on January 12, 1932, the daughter of the late William and Lydia (Berg) Parolari in Iron River Michigan. She grew up in Iron River and married her sweetheart John Marvin Nygard in 1950. She was a lifelong housewife and was dedicated to nurturing her family and loved...
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James Rezia Meyers

August 6, 1928 - February 25, 2017

James Rezia Meyers passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 88 on February 25th 2017 in Austin Texas. James Meyers was born on August 6th 1928 in Abilene, Texas to Percy Avery and Katherine Jarvis Meyers. He graduated from Rice University where he was student body president and the University of Texas Law School where he achieved the Order of the Coif and was a member of the...
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Andrew Jackson "Jack" Pope

April 18, 1913 - February 25, 2017

Jack Pope, son of Dr. A.J. and Ruth Taylor Pope, was born in Abilene, Texas April 18, 1913. He died in Austin, Texas on February 25, 2017. He graduated from public schools in Abilene, earned a BA degree from Abilene Christian College in 1934 and a law degree from the University of Texas in 1937 after having been the editor of the Texas Law Review. While in Austin he met a recent graduate, Allene...
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Laverne Havins Wood

August 30, 1932 - February 24, 2017

Laverne Wood passed into the arms of her Savior on Friday, February 24, 2017. She was born August 30, 1932 in Liberty Hill, TX, to Robert Marshall and Irene (Booth) Havins. After graduating from high school, Laverne moved to Austin and attended Nixon Clay Business College. In 1954 she married Wayne Wood, a local musician, and in 1956, they started Wayne Wood Music on Avenue G. Over the course of...
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Bettie Roye West Close

September 23, 1921 - February 24, 2017

Bettie Roye West Close passed away Feb. 24 surrounded by family. She was born September 23, 1921 in Crockett, Texas, and graduated from New Waverly High School in 1937. At the age of 16, Bettie enrolled in classes at Sam Houston College, where she graduated in 1941. Bettie came to Austin in 1941, and resided in the Austin area until her death. She was employed by the State of Texas Health...
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Gary Cartwright

August 10, 1934 - February 22, 2017

Gary Cartwright, the best Texas journalist and nonfiction stylist of his generation, died February 22 at 82. His passing resulted from complications of injuries suffered in a fall in his Austin home. Born in Dallas, August 10, 1934, Gary spent some of his early boyhood in the West Texas oil boom village of Royalty, where his dad ran a Texaco station, but he grew up in Arlington. In high school...
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Eloise Moore Netherton

July 10, 1931 - February 21, 2017

Mary Eloise Moore Netherton died surrounded by her husband and children on February 21st, 2017. She was born in Dallas, Texas July 10th, 1931, the daughter of Katrina Reid and Frank W. Moore, who along with her brother Francis, preceded her in death. Eloise is survived by her husband of 64 years, Horace William (Bill) Netherton Jr. and her four children, twelve grandchildren and three great...
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Carol Ann (nee Bohlmann) Ross

October 7, 1937 - February 19, 2017

Carol passed away in her sleep very peacefully at home on Sunday, February 19, after her year-long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Carol was born in San Antonio on October 7, 1937, to her parents, Charlotte and Victor Bohlmann. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1955, where she was a member of The National Honor Society, and she lived in San Antonio until she entered The...
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Maria DeGrazia

February 7, 1933 - February 17, 2017

Maria DeGrazia, 84, of Austin, Texas, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, retired salon owner and homemaker, died Friday, February 17, 2017, at Colonial Gardens in Austin, Texas. Maria was born in Vizzini, Italy, to her parents Gioacchino Acciarito and Angela Vintaloro, and was surrounded by loving and caring family and friends throughout her life. She moved to New York City as a young...
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Frances Polk

October 20, 1929 - February 16, 2017

Frances Lohman Polk died on February 16, at the age of 87. She was born October 20, 1929, to Milton Finke and Sally Bettens, and was a native of New York City and Westchester County. She lived for many years in West Palm Beach, Florida. For the last six years, Fran lived in Austin, Texas, where her two sons reside. She was a devoted teacher of English and theater arts at the elementary,...
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Dorothy Ruth Moore Nash

January 1, 1927 - February 15, 2017

Dorothy Ruth Moore Nash died peacefully on February 15, 2017. A loving wife, mother of two, grandmother of five, great-grandmother of twelve, and a friend of many. She lived a full and blessed life. Most of all, she will be remembered for her love of family and friends. Dorothy was born in Temple, Texas on January 1, 1927, the second of two children, to William Lockhart (Bill) and Hazel Jones...
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George Weathers Martin

April 27, 1940 - February 13, 2017

George Weathers Martin (known affectionately as G. W.) was born on April 27, 1940 in Waco, Texas and chose Austin as his home since 1958. He died on Monday, February 13, 2017 at his home in Barton Creek. In 1958, G. W. attended the University of Texas on an athletic scholarship, where he played football under Coach Darrell Royal. It was there that he met the love of his life, Carole. They...
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Richard Kenneth Fellows

July 28, 1941 - February 12, 2017

Richard Fellows, age 75, of Austin, TX, passed away February 12, 2017. Richard was born in Keokuk, Iowa and was raised from infancy in Houston, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Frances Fellows of Houston, TX. Richard graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX in 1964, and entered the securities brokerage business in 1968. His financial services career...
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Alfred Wilson Nolle

July 28, 1919 - February 11, 2017

Alfred Wilson Nolle of Austin, Texas died February 11, 2017. He was born July 28, 1919 in Columbia, Missouri, the son of Berda Stuart Wilson Nolle and Dr. Alfred Henry Nolle. His father was on the faculty of the University of Missouri and the family moved to San Marcos when he was 6 weeks old where his father served as a dean at Southwest Texas State Teachers College. He graduated from San Marcos...
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Bobbie Ruth Green

August 27, 1929 - February 11, 2017

Bobbie Ruth Thomas Green was born on August 27, 1929 in Bell County, Texas and joined the church triumphant on February 11, 2017 in Pflugerville, Texas. Her husband of 58 years, Robert "Bob" Green and her parents Will and Edna Southerland Thomas preceded Bobbie in death. Her daughters, Beverly Green Tune and her husband, Bill, and Mira Green Ratcliff and her husband, Gary, survive her. She...
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Sandy Holt

July 25, 1926 - February 8, 2017

Our beautiful mom, Billie June Sanderson (Sandy) Holt left us on Feb. 8, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born in Norphlet, Arkansas on July 25, 1926. She attended Magnolia A&M and graduated from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Home Economics. Sandy worked as a home economist for Louisiana Power & Light. She married her love, George Holt on Oct. 25, 1952. Our family lived in West Monroe, LA...
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Vivian Rose Todd

February 27, 1923 - February 5, 2017

Vivian Rose Erwin Todd died peacefully at her residence in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 5, 2017. A lifelong Austinite, Vivian was born February 27, 1923 to Assistant Fire Chief William B. and Grace O. Erwin. She was a graduate of Austin High School, where she was a member of the Red Jackets, and attended both the University of Texas at Austin and Brackenridge Hospital School of...
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Neal Avery Watt

January 31, 1941 - February 3, 2017

Neal Avery Watt, 76, died suddenly Feb. 3, 2017 while in San Antonio for a Masons meeting. A native Austinite, he was born Jan. 31, 1941 to Terrance Watt and Marian Watt. He attended Austin schools, including Pease, Wooldridge, O'Henry and Austin High School. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Finance. He was an unwavering supporter of the Texas Longhorns...
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Marcie Reynolds

March 2, 1928 - February 2, 2017

Marcellette "Marcie" Reynolds died peacefully on February 2, 2017 at Christopher House in Austin. She was 88 years old, a beautiful woman, beloved mother and a joy to everyone. Her life was varied and rich. Born to Claudia and Paul Hansen, she spent her youth in Tulsa and Verden, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, post-Depression. In high school, she joined a revue that entertained WWII soldiers -...
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Will Ehrle, Jr

January 13, 1958 - February 1, 2017

William Lawrence Ehrle, Jr., 59, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. A cancer survivor, he bravely battled many medical complications for over 20 years. Will was born on January 13, 1958 in Splendora, Texas. He attended The University of Texas and served in the United States Air Force. Will worked with his father as a lobbyist with the Texas Manufactured Housing Association. He was a...
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William Jessie Scott

January 14, 1928 - January 31, 2017

William Jessie "George" Scott departed this world peacefully on January 31, 2017 with his loving wife Shirley by his side at Park Bend Health Center in Austin, Texas. W.J. or George, as he was known by many, was born on January 14, 1928 to Clara Lee Johnson and Phil Scott. He was the third son of eight children and spent his youth in Buffalo Gap, Texas. On his 17th birthday in 1945, he...
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Joy Ann Wharton

April 22, 1953 - January 29, 2017

Joy Ann Wharton died peacefully in her home in Leander, Texas, on January 29, 2017. She was in the presence of her beloved husband, David Wharton, and, family and friends that she so dearly cherished. It is with sorrow that we mourn the loss of our dear Joy Wharton. Joy was an active member in not only her family and community, but also with her constant presence within the Agudas Achim...
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Lauro Cruz

May 20, 1933 - January 29, 2017

Lauro was born in Beaumont, Texas, on May 20th, 1933, to Manuel Cruz and Margarita Menchaca Cruz. They moved to Houston with Lauro 6 months later. He attended both a Lutheran elementary school and a public high school in Houston. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and during that time obtained his GED. He arrived back in Houston and applied for a job as a bus...
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Arthur Leon Davis, Jr.

August 30, 1934 - January 29, 2017

Arthur L. Davis, Jr., Major USAF (retired) passed away on January 29, 2017. Art was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi on August 30, 1934 to Moselle Brown Davis and Arthur L. Davis, Sr. He received his B.S. from Parks College of Engineering and then received his 2nd Lt. commission to the Air Force. A loyal servant to God and country, Art served domestically and in Iceland, Germany, France,...
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Conway Adair Taylor

February 20, 1924 - January 29, 2017

Conway Adair Taylor went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 29th in Austin, Texas at the age of 92. He was born on Feb. 20, 1924, near Snyder, Texas to James Wellington Taylor and Maudie May Taylor. His early schooling was in Snyder and McCamey finishing at Allen Military Academy in Bryan, Texas. He graduated with honors as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. He entered the Naval Academy in...
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Bobbie Roper Cameron

October 27, 1940 - January 27, 2017

Bobbie Roper Cameron passed away on January 27, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 76. She was born on October 27, 1940 in El Paso, Texas to Samuel E. Roper and Mignon Hanson Roper who preceded her in death. She graduated from McCallum High School and continued her education at the University of Texas and graduated in 1968 with a B.A. degree in Sociology. Most recently she was employed by...
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William Maurice Eklund

August 5, 1926 - January 26, 2017

William Maurice Eklund, 90, of Austin, passed away January 26, 2017. He was born August 5, 1926 in Cat Spring, Texas, the son of Henry and Adele Theuman Eklund. Bill attended Austin High School where he played basketball, served as a Staff Sergeant during World War II, the Reserve Corps in Hawaii, and as an Army Sergeant during the Korean War. Later, he worked for J R Reed Music Company, and was...
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Lois Barbero

September 29, 1925 - January 26, 2017

Lois Barbero, age 91, passed away peacefully, after a long illness, on January 26, 2017, in Austin. Texas. Lois was born in Lodi, California in 1925. She graduated from Tokay High School in Lodi, California and briefly attended College of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Lois followed her high school love, Gene Barbero who enlisted in the Navy to pursue his passion for airplanes. She...
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Janie Murray

January 22, 1937 - January 25, 2017

Elizabeth Jane "Janie" Wrinn Murray of Austin TX, and formerly of Wallingford CT, peacefully passed away on January 25, 2017 surrounded by family. Born in New Haven, CT on October 22, 1937, Janie was the daughter of the late Betty and Francis Joseph Wrinn. Janie is survived by her husband George H. Murray; her daughter Elizabeth Ann Murray of Lake Forest, CA, son Brint Murray, and daughter...
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Kathryn G. Brooks

December 21, 1920 - January 24, 2017

Kathryn G. Brooks, 96, died Tuesday January 24, 2017 of natural causes at her home in Dallas. She was born in Georgetown, Texas on December 21, 1920 and was raised on their Swedish family farm in Hutto, Texas by her parents Elof and Elsie Gustafson along with her two sisters, Dorothy Mount and Betty Yeager. She moved to Austin, Texas and married George A. Brooks Jr. where they raised their...
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Gladys Evelyn Wukasch

March 28, 1921 - January 23, 2017

Gladys Evelyn (Memaw) Wukasch was born to Hermann Jentho and Esther (Noack) Jentho on March 28, 1921 in Winchester, Texas. She was baptized into the Kingdom of God at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Winchester, Texas on April 3, 1921 by Pastor Alfred Bohot. On April 14, 1935 Gladys stated her faith in the Lord Jesus at the Rite of Confirmation at St. Michael's with Pastor Louis Trinklein. ...
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Martin William McGarry, Jr.

July 13, 1928 - January 22, 2017

Martin William McGarry, Jr. passed away peacefully Sunday, January 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas after a steady decline due to Alzheimer's. He was 88 years old. Born July 13, 1928 in East Orange, New Jersey he was predeceased by parents Martin W. McGarry, Sr. and Florence Wicks McGarry as well as sister Barbara Ellen Attara. Marty graduated high school at 16 years of age and joined the Army at...
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Robert David Pyle

April 9, 1958 - January 22, 2017

Robert D. Pyle, 58, died Sunday, January 22, 2017. He was the son of the late Ralph E. Pyle, Jr. and Martha O. Pyle of Austin. Robert was born in Tachikawa, Japan, on April 9, 1958. He traveled the world with his parents, as his dad was a Lt. Col. in the United States Air Force. Later, Robert joined the Air Force and served in England as well as several bases in the United States. He...
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George Arthur Yonge

June 17, 1933 - January 21, 2017

George Arthur Yonge June 17, 1933 – January 21, 2017 George Arthur Yonge passed away on January 21, 2017. George was a native Texan, born and raised in Abilene and residing in Austin since 1973. He was predeceased on January 6, 2017 by his loving wife of 21 years, Mary Margaret Shepherd Jenkins Yonge (Peggy). George was also preceded in death by two of his sons, Kelly DeLay Yonge in 1974...
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Leslie "Les" Kyle Lilly

August 1, 1959 - January 21, 2017

In Loving Memory of Leslie Kyle Lilly Leslie "Les" Kyle Lilly was born on August 1, 1959 to Marie Dumas Lilly and Cleveland Lilly, Sr. He attended the public schools of Mount Gilead, North Carolina and graduated from West Montgomery High School in 1977. Les was a scholar and an avid basketball player. He was awarded a full athletic basketball scholarship to Pembroke College in North Carolina,...
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Joan Henninger Price

October 2, 1936 - January 21, 2017

Joan died peacefully at her daughter's home on Saturday, January 21, 2017, surrounded by her devoted family. She was born October 2, 1936, in San Antonio, Texas to Elizabeth Alexander and Robert Davenport Rheiner. Joan graduated from Northeast (MacArthur) High School in San Antonio and attended Abilene Christian College. In 1956, she married Lanny Henninger, with whom she had a long and...
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