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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

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

Lorna Marie Geering Overbey

January 31, 1923 - April 16, 2018

Our beloved mother and friend, Lorna, went to meet the Lord on April 16, 2018. She was born on January 31, 1923 in Oakland, California. As with most families, the depression was hard on her family. She graduated from Alameda High School in 1940 and attended a year at the University of California Berkeley. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, she went to work as a civilian for the U.S. Navy...
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Earl Otto Wukasch

September 23, 1922 - April 16, 2018

Earl Otto Wukasch, 95, passed away on April 16, 2018, at Buckner Villas Care facility in Austin, Texas. He was the son of Joseph and Alma Wukasch and is survived by his wife, Sherry Etie, his children, David Wukasch (wife Debra), Marsha Allen (husband Larry), Karen Hocher (husband Brien), Paul Wukasch (wife Aggie) and Gail Dankis (husband Mark). He also has 11 grandchildren and 3 great...
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Elizabeth Elinor Wyckoff

November 24, 1952 - April 15, 2018

Elizabeth Elinor Wyckoff, 65, of Austin, Texas died on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in hospice care at Seton Medical Center after a 3 year battle with metastatic breast cancer. Liz was born November 24, 1952 in Salem, Oregon to Ralph W. and Faith (Chada) Wyckoff. She grew up in the Salem area. Growing up she played flute in the band and served as a Camp Fire Girls counselor. She graduated from the...
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Joe George

March 1, 1946 - April 15, 2018

William Joseph George died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family one year after the death of his wife of 47 years, Mary Margaret George. Joe was born in Houston on March 1, 1946. He was raised by his parents and his brothers, who were 10 and 13 years older than him. He loved to recount the story of his arrival - nine months after the victory over Japan. "My parents were in their...
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Joe McCarthy

August 11, 1933 - April 13, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Edward McCarthy, 84, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, a retired finance executive at Olin Corporation, died Friday, April 13, 2018, in Austin, TX after losing his battle with cancer. Joe was born in Port Chester, New York on August 11, 1933 to Mary Hayes McCarthy and Thomas McCarthy, and was raised there along with his three older brothers and younger sister. He graduated from...
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William Berger

June 6, 1918 - April 11, 2018

William E. (Bill) Berger, whose career as a newspaperman spanned parts of nine decades, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Austin. At age 99, he was less than two months shy of his 100th birthday. He was born in Ferris, Illinois, to William George and Ethel Nelson Berger, on June 6, 1918. As a young boy, he delivered newspapers to neighbors for a few cents a week in his hometown. His career...
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Gordon Willard Houser

June 20, 1939 - April 9, 2018

Gordon Houser, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 9, 2018. Gordon was born and raised in Austin. He attended Austin High School and received his bachelor's and Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Texas. He then practiced law in Houston, Dallas, and Austin. During his high school years, he enjoyed playing in the Austin High School band...
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Hessie Owen

October 4, 1929 - April 9, 2018

Hessie Reese Williams Owen died peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2018. Hessie loved her faith, family, friends and community. She brought joy and laughter wherever she went and was loved by everyone who knew her. The support and encouragement she gave to her children and grandchildren was unparalleled, and her influence is reflected in their successes in school and life. Hessie's love of...
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Becky Fisher Murray

October 24, 1923 - April 8, 2018

Becky Fisher Murray went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 8, 2018, surrounded by her adoring family. She was born to John August Johnson and Ethel Dickens Johnson in Bonne Terrre, Missouri. Becky graduated from Bonne Terre High School and soon after graduation moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she met Bill Fisher, husband and father of her children. ...
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Elaine Mayo Frederick

December 21, 1933 - April 7, 2018

Elaine Vaticalos Mayo Frederick, our beautiful and beloved mother, stepmother, grandmother, and sister, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in the loving arms of her family after a brief and sudden illness. She was born on December 21, 1933 in Kilgore, Texas. From an early age she worked in her family's restaurant, the Bluebonnet Cafe, which catered to locals and oil workers alike. Upon...
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Margaret Meldrum Huffman

September 27, 1936 - April 5, 2018

Margaret Huffman, 81, of Austin, went home to be with her Lord on April 5, 2018. She was born September 27, 1936 in Houston, the daughter of Curtis B. and Gladys W. Meldrum. Margaret was an elementary education teacher, having received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston, and Masters in Education from Sam Houston State University. Margaret was a member of St. Matthews...
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Nora Staben

August 15, 1932 - April 4, 2018

Nora Staben died peacefully on April 4, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the age of 85. Nora is survived by her children: Juan Hector, Nora and Cecilia as well as grandchildren Roberto, Larissa and Brett. Nora was born on August 15, 1932 in El Salvador. She graduated from Sagrado Corazon High School. She studied social work in El Salvador and received a Master's degree in Social Work from St. Louis...
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John Daniel Watson

January 26, 1925 - April 3, 2018

John Daniel Watson was born on January 26, 1925, in Thorp Spring, Texas, and passed from this life into Heaven on April 3, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Dan was preceded in death by his wife Jeannette Blocker Watson, parents Roy and Lida Watson, and brother Max Watson. Dan is survived by his son Mark Watson and daughter-in-law Debbie, daughters Jan Watson and Pam Watson, four grandchildren, and...
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Toody Byrd

October 10, 1924 - April 1, 2018

From the moment of her 1924 birth at the McDermett Ranch in Callahan County, Texas, when her twelve-year-old brother anointed her with the name "Toody," Toody McDermett Byrd was shaped by her independent, tenacious, and spirited West Texas childhood. The daughter of a second-generation "bigger than life," highly respected and loved rancher, Hugh McDermett, who raised prized registered Hereford...
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Paul S. Thomas

April 23, 1967 - March 31, 2018

Paul S. Thomas, age 50, died suddenly on March 31 in his residence at Hutto. Paul was predeceased by his parents Cecilla and Colin Thomas. He is survived by his brothers Mike (Martha) and Bruce (Courtenay), nieces Kaitlin Morgan (Richie), Elizabeth Thomas, Claire, Cailea, and Carley Thomas, and fiance Kellie Nagozruk. Burial will be at Hutto City Cemetery at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April...
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Joan Lentz Shipnes

October 6, 1938 - March 31, 2018

Joan Lentz Shipnes passed away on March 31, 2018 in Austin, Texas. She was born in Lockhart, Texas on October 6, 1938 to parents Zac Lentz and Evelyn Moore Lentz. She was raised in Victoria, Texas until moving to Austin to attend the University of Texas. While at UT, she pledged Zeta Tau Alpha and made many lifelong friends. When Joan graduated, she moved to Houston, Texas to teach second graders...
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Benita 'Bebe' Barden

January 30, 1940 - March 29, 2018

Benita Beth Lee Barden of Hondo, known to her family and friends as 'Bebe,' died in Austin, March 29, 2018, from complications following open heart surgery. She was born in Austin January 30, 1940, to Harrell Estes and Peggy Harding Lee, both of whom predeceased her. After spending the World War II years in New York City and other locations while her father was in the military, she returned...
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Susan (Susie) L Pentland

January 26, 1972 - March 28, 2018

Susan 'Susie' Lynn Pentland of Austin, Texas unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday March 28th, 2018. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 26th, 1972. As a young child, Susie travelled the world. But in 1978 she arrived in Austin and instantly became a "Native Austinite". Susie was a creative, kind and loving soul who will be dearly missed by family, friends and neighbors. Susie graduated...
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John Clayton Yost

July 22, 1943 - March 28, 2018

John Clayton Yost, of Austin and Galveston, Texas, and Aspen, Colorado, passed away on March 28, 2018 surrounded by his children and sister after a brief battle with cancer. Born July 22, 1943 to Katherine Andrews Yost and Francis Randolph Yost, he attended St. John's School, The Lawrenceville School, Washington & Lee University, and Harvard Business School. John worked in early Houston...
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Ruth Smith

September 14, 1918 - March 28, 2018

Ruth Smith, a resident of Austin since 1953, died on March 28, 2018 at the age of 99. Ruth was born on September 14, 1918 in Palestine, Texas to Fay and Wallace Alexander. Ruth's childhood home was in Seymour, Texas, where she was the third of four sisters. Ruth's grandfather, Frank G. Alexander, was a rancher/pioneer who opened the F.G. Alexander & Mercantile Co. and founded the Methodist Church...
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Jacquelyn Michelle Goeller

February 4, 1980 - March 26, 2018

Mrs. Jacquelyn ("Jackie") Michelle Goeller (née Zipp), of Austin, TX, passed away on Monday, March 26th, 2018 at the age of 38. Jackie was born to her parents, William and Joyce Zipp, on February 4th, 1980 in New Albany, Indiana. Jackie grew up the youngest daughter and attended St. Anthony Elementary and Providence High School in Clarksville, Indiana where she was actively involved in...
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Steven Blake Burgess

April 11, 1970 - March 26, 2018

With unimaginably sad and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, Steven Blake Burgess of Austin Texas on March 26th, 2018. He was 47 years old. Steve passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep from complications due to Type 1 Diabetes. Steve loved and served our family and his friends so selflessly during his life. He was a content,...
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James William Thrower

October 19, 1929 - March 26, 2018

James (Jim) William Thrower passed away peacefully at the age of 88 in Austin, Texas. Jim was born in Waco, Texas to Vela Exabel (Sutton) Thrower and Webb Alvin Thrower just 10 days from the start of the Great Depression. Jim married Joyce Marjorie Hearsey in Ignace and moved to Austin, Texas. Joy was married to Jim for 55 years and they both raised their two sons, James (Jim) William Thrower,...
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Maurice & Lee Kirkpatrick

October 11, 1934 - March 25, 2018

Maurice McCain Kirkpatrick passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The love of his life, Nora Leila (Lee) Nolen Kirkpatrick followed him to his eternal reward on March 27, 2018. Both were surrounded by the family that they deeply loved. Maurice was born to Arthur Maurice and Lillian Dunkerley Kirkpatrick on October 11, 1934 in Dallas, Texas. Lee was born to Lt. Col. Neil Dean and Georgia...
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Bobbi Henley-Siler

June 11, 1954 - March 25, 2018

Bobbi Henley-Siler, age 63, of Austin, Texas died on March 25, 2018. She was born on June 11, 1954 in El Reno, Oklahoma to Jim and Jeannine Schiffman. She is survived by her husband, Barry Siler; her father, Jim Schiffman; sister, Susan Mitchell; brothers, Carl and Jim Jr. Schiffman; many nieces and nephews; and relatives in the Siler family. Bobbi was preceded in death by her mother Jeannine...
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Billie Ruth Sites Lanpher

October 24, 1930 - March 25, 2018

Billie Ruth (Sites) Lanpher, 87, of Pflugerville, Texas passed away on March 25, 2018, surrounded by family. She was born in Karnes City, Texas on October 24, 1930 to Minnie Myrtle Rader and James Benjamin Sites, and raised among a family with proud roots in the Central Texas community. As a young adult, she moved to Austin with her parents where she later married and raised three children: Jim...
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Floyd Henry Plueckhahn

February 25, 1932 - March 24, 2018

Floyd Henry Plueckhahn, 86, passed away peacefully on the morning of March 24, 2018. Floyd was born on February 25, 1932 on their family farm near Winedale, TX. After graduating high school, he enrolled at Texas A&M, but put his education on hold and enlisted in the US Navy after the start of the Korean War and became an anti-aircraft gunner aboard the USS Los Angeles. After the war, Floyd moved...
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Sue Blevins

August 15, 1937 - March 24, 2018

Sue Blevins, age 80, died with great courage and determination after enduring years of complex illness and health obstacles. A recent event ultimately led to pneumonia, from which, in her weakened state, she was unable to return. We want to acknowledge her tremendous courage and determination: she did it on her terms right until the last moment. We were all there, her closest family members, by...
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Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Bailey Hall

October 9, 1920 - March 23, 2018

Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Bailey Hall of Austin died peacefully in her sleep on March 23, 2018 at the age of 97. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Adin and her sister Carolyn B. Berneking of Lawrence, KS. Betty was born in 1920 in Oklahoma City, OK to Dr. William H. Bailey and Ethel Walker Bailey. She was educated in the public schools, graduating Classen High School in 1938....
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Sylvia B. Lester

August 16, 1915 - March 21, 2018

Sylvia B. Lester August 16, 1915 - March 21, 2018 (102 years) Sylvia was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. A couple of years later, she, her baby sister Cele and her parents moved to Dallas. Both daughters grew up and married in Dallas. The family spent many enjoyable summers with her grandparents, aunt and uncles in Paris, Kentucky. Sylvia graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas in...
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Helen T. Russell

July 18, 1925 - March 20, 2018

Helen Thompson Russell was born on July 18, 1925 in East Texas, daughter of Jodie and Dora Thompson. Helen passed away on March 20, 2018 in Austin, Texas with family by her side. She gave the many people whom she loved 92 full, healthy, and thoroughly wonderful years. Helen was united in marriage to Owen "Russ" Russell in 1949, and they were married for 62 years filled with love, travel, hard...
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Doris Marian Walker Smith

May 23, 1925 - March 18, 2018

Our mother, Doris Marian Smith, passed away peacefully March 18, 2018 in Austin, Texas at age 92. She was born May 23, 1925 in Ashland, Louisiana to William Edwin Walker and Mary Jane (Joyner) Walker. She attended Northwestern State University where she met our dad, Donald Frederick Smith. They married in 1943 and this happy couple enjoyed their life together living in various cities and raising...
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Diana Davis Bell

October 21, 1944 - March 18, 2018

Diana Davis Bell was welcomed into her Heavenly home Sunday, March 18, 2018. Diana committed her life to the service of others regardless of their social status, and to her beloved husband Doug and their family. She enthusiastically spread her joy and zest for life with everyone she met. As co-founder of Trinity Center with Doug, she felt a passion for acceptance of our downtown neighbors....
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Quinner Floyd Williams

March 6, 1958 - March 14, 2018

On March 14, 2018, Quinner Floyd Williams, Jr., husband, father and brother-in-law, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and daughters. He had just celebrated his 60th birthday the week before. Quinner was born in Austin, Texas on March 6, 1958 to Quinner F. Williams and Margaret Merle (Henderson) Williams, both deceased. He grew up in Austin attending Lucy Read and Gullett Elementary,...
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Patricia Allen McMillan

February 1, 1926 - March 12, 2018

Patricia Allen McMillan, 92, died at her home in Austin, TX on March 12, 2018. She was born on February 1, 1926, in Plainview, TX to Walter Payne Allen, Jr. and Martha Wilder Allen. She was a proud 5th generation Texan with deep roots in the East Texas town of Terrell. She graduated from Terrell High School and attended Randolph Macon Women's College, where she joined the Pi Beta Phi sorority....
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Esther Kerbel

August 20, 1921 - March 10, 2018

Esther Kerbel passed peacefully in her sleep on Saturday morning March 10th, 2018. She was born on August 20th, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first child of Abraham Doctors and Ida Dora Richman. She became the Salutatorian of her High School class with a full scholarship to college and always dreamed of becoming a Journalist. Due to family responsibilities, she went to Business School...
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Keith Michael Dunlap

May 10, 1978 - March 9, 2018

Keith Michael Dunlap, of Austin, Texas passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the age of 39. He was born at Fort Hood, Texas on May 10, 1978 to the parents of Danny and Margaret Dunlap. Keith grew up in the Killeen, Texas area where he attended Killeen Christian Academy. Later Keith moved to Austin, Texas where he worked in the field of transportation as a driver. He was preceded in death...
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Miriam Kimelman Meyerson

August 25, 1920 - March 9, 2018

Meyerson, Miriam nee Kimelman , was born on August 25,1920 and died on March 9, 2018, following a brief illness. Beloved wife of Leo Meyerson (d.1996) for 50 years. Cherished mother to Roberta Richard (Michael Silverman) Deborah Meyerson and Ronald Meyerson (Jo), Loving daughter to Kushe and Rivka Kimelman, friend to Abe Schloff. Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA. Miriam also lived in Venice...
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Gates Ray Dailey

February 6, 2000 - March 9, 2018

Gates Ray Dailey, age 18, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his parents Terri Gates Dailey and Todd Ray Dailey; sister Karlee Kate (11) and brother Jake Austin (15). He is also survived by stepmother Cindy Voudouris Dailey and stepbrothers Brycen, Dalton, and Evan Foreman. Gates had five grandparents: Yvonne S Dailey, Karen Gates, Jerry...
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Jack Francis Ritter, Jr.

December 19, 1933 - March 8, 2018

Jack Francis Ritter, Jr. went to be with our Heavenly Father on March 8, 2018 after a short but fierce battle with a complicated and rare autoimmune disease. Following a family graveside service, a celebration of his life will be held on Monday, March 12th at 11:00 am at St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. 8th St. Austin, TX 78701. Born in Austin on December 19, 1933, Jack was a lifelong...
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Clyde Rabb Littlefield

March 10, 1931 - March 7, 2018

A life well lived, from climbing Mt. Fuji to viewing Paris from the Eifel Tower. In between were many exhilarating and heart breaking experiences, from birth in March 10, 1931 to death March 7, 2018. Born in St. David's Hospital on West 17th Street, Austin, Texas to Henrietta and Coach Clyde Littlefield, young Clyde Rabb spent many wonderful summers on his maternal grandparent's farm in...
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Miguel Sandman Garcia

November 27, 1980 - March 5, 2018

Miguel Sandman Garcia, beloved son, brother and friend of many, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. Mike, son of Mary and Manuel Garcia, was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1980 in Vicenza, Italy. Mike's father was in the Army, which allowed him to live many places, including Vicenza, Lawton, OK, Sioux City, IA, Ft. Bragg, NC, Leipheim, Germany, and Fayetteville, NC before landing in...
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Richard C. Anuszewski, Jr.

November 13, 1970 - March 5, 2018

Richard C Anuszewski, Jr. went to God on March 5, 2018 in Austin, Texas. He lived his life with passion, humor, and fierce devotion to his family and friends. He was born on Friday the 13th of November, 1970 and always declared 13 to be a lucky number. He was born in a body that was deeply challenging, and he fought that challenge with courage and grace until the very end of his life. He will...
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Julia Myrle Penn

February 27, 1937 - March 4, 2018

Julia Myrle Penn was born on February 27, 1937, in Austin, Texas, to Albert (Grip) and Myrle Penn. In 1940 the family, which included Julia's older brother William (Billy), moved to Dallas, Texas. In 1945, after several years on Prescott Street, the family, with a now eight year old Julia, moved back to Austin to stay. In July of that year Julia's sister, Sarah Jane (Janie) Penn, was born,...
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Robert S. "Bob" Wenning

October 21, 1942 - March 3, 2018

Robert S. "Bob" Wenning went to be with Jesus on March 3rd, 2018. His steadfastness and kindness were evident in his death as much as they were present during his life. Bob came to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ in his later years, which provides great joy to his family, who look forward to a future reunion. Bob was born in Corpus Christi, TX on October 21, 1942. He graduated W.B....
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Merle Haffler Garwood

June 23, 1933 - March 3, 2018

Merle Castlyn Haffler Garwood, 84, of Austin, Texas died peacefully on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The daughter of Whayne Wilson Haffler and Lillian Dewey Flanery Haffler, Merle was born on June 23rd, 1933 in Lexington, Kentucky. Merle attended the University High School in Lexington with her older sister, Joan, and younger brother, Whayne. Though her beloved father passed away when Merle was...
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Martha S. Combs

April 28, 1924 - March 3, 2018

Martha S. Combs of Austin, Texas, born April 28, 1924 in Bryan, Texas, passed away March 3, 2018. She spent her childhood in Smiley, Texas and after graduating from Smiley High School in 1941, enrolled in the University of Texas in Austin, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Martha was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Westwood Country Club, Headliners Club and...
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Janice Thurman White

March 28, 1953 - March 2, 2018

Janice Thurman White of Austin, Texas passed on March 2, 2018 at her home due to natural causes. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Austin Memorial Park located at 2800 Hancock Drive, Austin, Texas. Janice Ann Thurman was born March 28, 1953 and raised by her parents Jacqueline and Judge Mace Thurman, Jr. She is preceded in death by her parents and...
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Patricia Barbee

May 29, 1947 - March 1, 2018

Patricia Ann Barbee, May 29th 1947 – March 1st, 2018. Tricia was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Houston, Paris, France, Portland, Maine and Corpus Christi. Tricia was passionate about a lot of things but especially about cats, antiques, her mom, her dad who called her princess, her little brother and cruising the world with her dear friend Stephen. She served the citizens of the...
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James Oliver Sponberg

September 29, 1915 - February 27, 2018

James Oliver Sponberg, 102, passed away on February 27, 2018, in Austin, Texas. He was born to John and Mary Sponberg on September 29, 1915, in Elgin, Texas, the last of eight children. Oliver was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, as well as friend and mentor to many. Oliver moved with his family to Austin in 1927, at the age of 12. There, while in the 7th...
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Dean Gerard Sanditen

August 27, 1931 - February 23, 2018

Dean Gerard Sanditen, whose warmth and light-heartedness drew in children and adults and all who came to know him, died on Friday surrounded by his family. He was 86. Dean was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and a cherished friend to many. He had a sense of pride for the people with whom he spent time and the places where he spent his life. He was born in Tulsa, OK to Lillian...
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John Bryce (J.B.) Hejl

March 12, 1923 - February 21, 2018

On February 21, 2018, John Bryce Hejl received his final wish, to join his wife, LaVerne Heine Hejl in heaven. They were married for 56 years. We know that this was a very happy reunion for both of them. John was born in Temple, Texas on March 12, 1923 to John B. Hejl and Lillie Kopecky Hejl. When John was very young, the family moved to Austin, Texas. Here John grew up enjoying a childhood...
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George E. Sutton

July 19, 1942 - February 21, 2018

George Edward Sutton Jr peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 21 with his wife of 52 years, Nancy Sutton, and his 3 children by his side. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend will be deeply missed but his contributions and impact on our lives will never be forgotten. George was deeply spiritual, thoughtful, wise, gentle, compassionate and curious. He...
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L. DeWitt Hale

June 10, 1917 - February 20, 2018

Age 100, of Austin, passed away on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 from natural causes. L. DeWitt Hale was born June 10, 1917 in Caddo Mills, Texas. His family moved to Farmersville, Texas in 1918. In 1934, he graduated from Farmersville High School as the salutatorian. He was on the Debate team and placed third in the state championship in 1934. After high school, he went to the University of...
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Clarence Benton Slaughter, Jr.

May 8, 1920 - February 19, 2018

Clarence Benton Slaughter, Jr. May 8, 1920-February 19, 2018 Career Air Force officer and combat veteran of World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam, Clarence Benton (Ben) Slaughter passed away February 19, 2018 in Richardson, Texas. He was the loving source of strength and stability to Elaine, his wife of 66 years, and the personification of ethics, love, and character to his daughters, Nancy and...
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John Finas Powell

November 22, 1954 - February 19, 2018

John Finas Powell of Waco, Texas, passed away on February 19, 2018, at the age of 63. John was born on November 22, 1954, in Austin, Texas, where he spent his boyhood and graduated from A.N. McCallum High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Baylor University and a Master of Science degree in statistics from Texas A & M University. He also earned a teaching...
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Kenneth Kennedy Caswell

April 28, 1931 - February 15, 2018

Kenneth Kennedy Caswell, retired Director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra from 1980-1998, died February 15, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, February 21st at 3pm at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Austin, Texas. Ken was born into the fourth generation of Austin Caswells on April 28, 1931. Ken's passion for music began at age five. Given fifty cents by his...
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Alvin Winegarten

April 2, 1925 - February 15, 2018

On April 1, 1925, Louise Wollenberg Winegarten said, "Tomorrow, I'm having a baby!" Everyone shouted "April Fool's!" and sure enough, on April 2, 1925, Alvin Winegarten burst into the Jewish world of New York City. His father, Samuel Winegarten, a legal immigrant from London, England, built his son a workbench to craft model airplanes. Al graduated from the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics with...
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Inez Gaskins

May 16, 1925 - February 14, 2018

Inez Gaskins did it her way for 92 years. She passed away peacefully on February 14, 2018 in the company of her loving and beloved sons, Matt and Steve. Ruth Inez White was born on May 16, 1925, in Harleton, Texas. Her parents, Finis and Annie, had one other daughter, Inez's little sister Mary Dell, "Dilly" to all who knew her, who was three days shy of one year younger. She and Dilly grew up...
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Lois M. Leffingwell

July 9, 1931 - February 14, 2018

Dr. Lois M. Leffingwell, 86, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's in Frisco, Texas. Lois was born in Galveston, Texas on July 9, 1931 to Frank & Ruth Mendle. She graduated as Valedictorian of her class at Ball High School in 1947. She then attended the University of Texas in Austin, where she received her BA and MA in Bacteriology. Lois was then...
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Patrick David Redman

December 22, 1953 - February 13, 2018

Patrick David Redman died on February 13, 2018. Ever the party boy, he slipped away on Mardi Gras after a cascade of health problems. He was an attorney, a father, a brother, a friend, and a forty-year resident of Austin. Born in El Paso on December 22, 1953, to Robert Redman and Isela Romero Redman, Patrick immediately acquired the nickname "Patchy." Nearly everyone called him that, including...
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Marie McPherson

February 19, 1941 - February 13, 2018

Marie Leopold McPherson departed this life to be with our Lord on February 13, 2018. Born Marie Lois Leopold to Dr. and Mrs. Henry Leopold on February 19, 1941, she went to primary school at St. Mary's Hall and middle and high school at Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas. Marie attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BA in Home Economics, after which she attended Parsons...
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Jo Anne Boykin

January 11, 1933 - February 9, 2018

On Friday, February 9, Jo Anne Boykin embarked on her final trip, surrounded by family and friends, bound for glory, with a pure heart, and a beautiful soul. Just weeks after her 85th birthday, she is at peace. Born in Big Spring, Texas, to Ruby Opal (Heath) and Calvin Clay Boykin, Sr., on January 11, 1933. She grew up as the apple of her Daddy's eye, her Mother's precious little girl, and...
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Hazel Williams Obenhaus

December 4, 1920 - February 9, 2018

Obenhaus, Hazel Williams was born December 4, 1920 in Marshall, Texas. She went to her heavenly home Friday, February 9, 2018. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents Thelma Oden Williams Triplett and Hugh Williams; step-father JackTriplett; husband Richard "Bobby" Obenhaus, and son Joe Kelly Obenhaus. What a great life Hazel enjoyed with family and friends! Hazel's 97 years were...
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George David Bader

June 27, 1946 - February 8, 2018

George David Bader of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on February 8, 2018, surrounded by his beloved family. George was born on June 27, 1946 in Watertown, South Dakota to John Henry and Hila Elizabeth Bader of Clear Lake, SD. He graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1964 where he excelled in sports. He attended the University of South Dakota, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau...
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Doris Smith Walker

April 9, 1923 - February 8, 2018

Doris Smith Walker, 94, of Austin TX, peacefully passed away on February 8, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living Center. She was born, Doris Pearl Sherman, in Maydelle, TX on April 9, 1923. Her husbands Wallis M. Smith and Roy E. Walker precede her in death, as well as her parents, G. Z. and Mary Lou Sherman of Lamesa, TX, her brother Gilbert Sherman and her sister, Flaurine Lanious and her twin...
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Kathy Jean Capps

February 9, 1963 - February 8, 2018

Kathy Jean Capps, 54, of Leander, passed away on February 8, 2018, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. She was born on February 9, 1963, in Burnet, Texas to Wanda Jean Teague and Stonewall Jackson Teague. Kathy Jean attended schools in Leander, TX. She was a water plant operator and worked in retail sales. Kathy Jean was an avid Texas Rangers Baseball fan, she enjoyed...
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Charles F. "Chuck" Campbell

April 28, 1944 - February 7, 2018

Judge Charles F. "Chuck" Campbell April 28, 1944 – February 7, 2018 "It is certainly for the good of the whole nation… to deal law and justice to all by the same rule and the same measure." --Thomas Jefferson He devoted his entire career to serving the law, and he did it with a sense of pride and duty that was recognized by all with whom he had the privilege of working. Judge...
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Elizabeth C. Kirk

January 25, 1922 - February 5, 2018

Elizabeth C. Kirk passed away on February 5, 2018, at the age of 96. She was born in Harrisburg, PA, on January 25, 1922, to LeRoy and Susan Conley of Hummelstown, PA, who preceded her in death. Elizabeth was a graduate of Glen Burnie High School in Glen Burnie, MD. She married John E. Kirk, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, in 1942 in Annapolis, MD. They were blessed with four children: ...
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Martha Bow Harrington

January 26, 1944 - February 3, 2018

A Celebration of her Life will be held on March 24, 2018 in Austin, Texas 230-400pm at Weed-Corley-Fish, 3125 North Lamar Blvd. Guests are requested to arrive at 130 due to volume of attendance and parking. The celebration is open to everyone. The program will have several friends share their favorite memories of Martha, and the impact Martha had on their lives. Martha's passions and...
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Edith Jeanette Dally

February 9, 1924 - February 3, 2018

Edith Jeanette Carr Dally was born February 9, 1924, in Port Arthur, Texas. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 3, 2018. Edith is preceded in death by her parents Tom and Ethel Carr; and sisters Lourena Cook and Mary Williams. She is survived in death by her beloved husband Retired Judge Carl E.F. Dally; son William Carl Dally and daughter-in-law Cindy Laguna Dally;...
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Alexander I. Kalina

January 17, 1933 - February 3, 2018

Alexander I. Kalina passed away on the morning Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, in Lakeway, Texas, at the Brookdale Skilled Nursing facility. He was 85 years old. Born in 1933, near Odessa, Ukraine, in the Soviet Union, as a child he survived the Second World War, losing his father to the fighting in 1943. Despite the hardships of life in the Soviet Union, he established himself as a successful...
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Frank Wesley Lambert

December 10, 1944 - January 30, 2018

Frank Wesley Lambert passed away on January 30, 2018 at the age of 73 after a brief struggle with cancer. He was born on December 10, 1944 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Dwight Wesley Lambert and Helen May Cuddy Lambert. Frank graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1962. He then attended Kansas State University where he met the love of his life, Norma Kaye Guhn. Frank and Norma were married on...
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Douglas Glenn Pendergras, Sr.

January 28, 1934 - January 29, 2018

Douglas Glenn Pendergras, Sr., went to be with the Lord on January 29, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the age of 84. Doug was born in Newcastle, Texas on January 28, 1934. He proudly served his country in the Navy and was a Korean War Veteran. He attended Texas Christian University and worked in the nursing home business for 55 years and had many entrepreneurial endeavors including airlines, oil, and...
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Marsha Dingle McCary

January 21, 1943 - January 28, 2018

Marsha Dingle McCary passed away on January 28, 2018. She was born on January 21, 1943 at Langley Field, Virginia to John Ewing Dingle and Mary Hurlbut Dingle while her father served as a pilot with the Army Air Corps during WWII. She spent her early years in the home of her maternal grandparents and her doting aunt Martha Hurlbut Shelton in Brownwood, Texas. After the war, the family settled...
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Doris Anderson Lamb

November 22, 1928 - January 28, 2018

Doris Anderson Lamb passed away January 28, 2018 at her home in Austin, Texas of natural causes. She was born November 22, 1928 in Ratcliff, Texas to Mary Ethel Hager and Wendell Holmes Anderson. Her early life was spent in Houston, Texas where she graduated from High School in 1945. Doris met future husband, Huie H. Lamb, Jr. while attending the University of Texas and they were married in...
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Mildred V. (Millie) Schoen

December 14, 1916 - January 27, 2018

Millie Schoen, 101, passed away peacefully January 27, 2018. Millie was born in International Falls, MN to William Van Lynn and Annette Olson Van Lynn. She grew up learning the work ethic and simple joys of farm life. She married Edward E. Schoen in 1937 and moved to St. Paul, MN. Like so many of the Greatest Generation, their lives changed forever with World War II. They moved to Washington...
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Bettye Lou Williams

July 30, 1947 - January 24, 2018

Bettye Lou Williams passed away on January 24, 2018 at the St. David's South Austin Medical Center. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on July 30, 1947 to Lou and Dana Williams who resided in Tenaha, Texas. She was a mother, a grandmother and a beloved aunt. She loved traveling, gardening, bird watching and spending time with her rescue dog Max. She adored her family, especially her...
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William Talbot Bilbo, Jr.

December 9, 1936 - January 24, 2018

William Talbot Bilbo Jr., age 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Arden Courts in Austin, Texas. Bill was born December 9, 1936 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Bill is survived by his longtime life partner Dr. Lawrence Richard, 3 children, Renee Bivens, Greg Bilbo and Michelle Serafin, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his mother Mary...
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Wanda Ruth O'Leary

August 7, 1936 - January 21, 2018

Born August 7, 1936, Wanda Ruth Netek O'Leary recently passed away in Austin, Texas. A native Texan, Wanda graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi, the same city in which she would eventually meet the love of her life, Lawrence D. O'Leary. Married in 1958, Wanda and Larry, enjoyed living in various cities throughout the state and found adventures in traveling the back roads of...
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James Clayton Browne

January 16, 1935 - January 19, 2018

James Clayton Browne, "Jim Browne" to almost all who met him more than once, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, January 19th. He is preceded in death by his father Walter, sister Mary Alice and brother Walter Jr. Survivors include his wife Gayle, son Clayton Browne, son Duncan Browne, and daughter Valerie Bradley. Jim Browne greatly enjoyed spending time with his...
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Burta Ann Dahlheim

October 7, 1927 - January 17, 2018

Burta Ann Dahlheim of Austin, Texas passed away on January 17, 2018. She is survived by her children, Robert Forsberg Dahlheim, Bruce Dahlheim and wife, Lee, Patricia Dahlheim Gray and husband, Jim, and John Dahlheim and wife, Robin. She has six beloved grandchildren. Burta was born to Esther and Burt Fleharty on October 7, 1927 in Beardstown, Illinois. She always believed she had the...
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Patricia Scott McHargue

June 24, 1939 - January 17, 2018

Patricia Scott McHargue, age 78, passed away on January 17, 2018 . Patricia was born on June 24, 1939. Both of her parents, Nancy and Spencer Scott, and her sister, Debbie, preceded her in death. Patricia is survived by her brother, Cy Scott and his wife Virginia; her children, Scott McHargue and his wife Joy, and their children, Jordan, Donovan, and Truman, and her daughter, Rebecca Hudson...
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Melissa Dawn Ward

July 5, 1972 - January 16, 2018

Melissa Dawn Ward passed away at her home in Austin, Texas on January 16, 2018. She was 45 years old and is survived by her loving husband Chris; two children, Johnny and Krista Cummings; two grandchildren, Logan Ray and Stella Dawn Cummings; her mother Bea; and three of her four brothers, Brian, Kevin, and Michael. Melissa was born on July 5, 1972, in Fort Hood, Texas to Beatrice Wiley...
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Agnes Roberts Nelson

December 29, 1917 - January 16, 2018

Agnes Roberts Nelson was born December 29, 1917 at her home in Ben Arnold, Texas to Claude and Mamie Coker. The eldest of seven, she had four sisters and two brothers. They all lived and helped on the farm until they graduated high school. Agnes had many adventures on the farm and told us many wonderful stories. One of her favorite stories was when she was almost bitten by a rattlesnake while...
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Irene Stanley Cunningham

March 31, 1926 - January 14, 2018

A first generation American-born in Chicago, Illinois, and a resident of Austin since 1961, she was the daughter of immigrants---Adeline Paxton of Newcastle on Tyne, England and Dushan Stankovich of Prezrin, Serbia. (His Americanized name was John Stanley.). Irene remembered them as peerless parents. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 65+ years Don Cunningham, her sister, June Kenez, of...
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Mertice Foster Wilson

June 25, 1918 - January 13, 2018

Mertice Foster Wilson joined her late husband, Herbert Woodrow "Woody" Wilson, in heaven on January 13, 2018. She was with her family who throughout her long life provided her comfort, joy and companionship. Mertice was born on June 25, 1918 in Lubbock County, Texas, to Clydia Oldham Foster and Thomas Nugent Foster. While attending North Texas State Teachers College (now The University of...
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Douglas Weeden Terry, MD

January 12, 1924 - January 13, 2018

Douglas Weeden Terry, MD passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018, two hours after his 94th birthday, in Seton Hospital. He was the youngest of four children, born in La Crescenta California on January 12, 1924 to Lester A. and Dorothy Louise Terry. He told us he knew he wanted to become a doctor at five years of age after saving the family dog from a poisoning the neighbors mistook as a rabies...
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Valerie Martin

August 8, 1947 - January 12, 2018

Valerie Martin, who never lost her sense of humor and wit, passed peacefully at her home in Austin, Texas on January 12th 2018 surrounded by family, friends and loving caregivers. Born in Amarillo, Texas in 1947, she spent many wonderful years in Santa Fe, New Mexico where in addition to her work as a Registered Nurse she enjoyed playing tennis, knitting and weaving. She was a wonderful mother...
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Eric Marshall Denner

February 4, 1949 - January 12, 2018

Eric Marshall Denner, 67, sadly passed away January 12, 2018 in Austin, Texas. He was a loving husband and passionate counselor and is survived by his wife, Cheryl Chaddick of 27 years, his mother, Pearl Denner (Los Angeles.) sister, Sharon Denner her daughter Stephanie, husband Frank, (New York) and brother, Arthur Denner. (New Jersey). Eric was the principle owner of Austin Consulting...
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Fernando Labastida

November 24, 1936 - January 11, 2018

Fernando Labastida was born in Mexico City on November 24, 1936, to his adoring parents, Fernando and Pilar Labastida. He passed peacefully surrounded by love in Austin, TX on January 11, 2018. He was a shining star in the lives of his parents, 4 younger brothers and younger sister and his many aunts, uncles, cousins and his two grandmothers. After getting a law degree at the National Autonomous...
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William (Bill) Ganem, Jr.

October 25, 1927 - January 10, 2018

William J. Ganem Jr., beloved father and grandfather, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 90. We have truly lost an honorable man. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Esther Hage Ganem. Born in Gonzales, Texas to William J. Ganem Sr. and Virginia Moses Ganem, he was raised in Corpus Christi where he graduated from Corpus Christi...
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Sarah Ann Phillips

October 5, 1928 - January 9, 2018

Sarah Ann Phillips (née Haworth) passed away on January 9, 2018 at the age of 89. Sarah was born on October 5, 1928 in Gary Indiana to Clyde and Ardath Haworth. She graduated from Horace Mann High School, attended Lawrence University for two years and then graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in elementary education. After teaching for two years she went to Indiana University...
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Billie Love

March 3, 1932 - January 9, 2018

Billie Marie Wrye Love, born March 3, 1932, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 9, 2018, at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Chester Wrye and Mary Edna Trott Wrye; her husband Samuel Winston Love; her brother, Walter Chester Wrye, Jr., step-son Samuel Winston Love, Jr., and nephew, Walter Chester Wrye, III. Billie is survived by...
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James Connie Andrews

April 7, 1937 - January 7, 2018

James Connie Andrews, devoted husband and beloved father, died in Austin on Sunday, January 7, 2018 after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's. He was born April 7, 1937 in Magnolia, AR, the eldest son of James Delford Andrews and Mildred Christie Andrews. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Williams Andrews, his sister, Betty Sue Hutchison of El Dorado, AR, and his four sons,...
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Eric Sabo

February 12, 1969 - January 6, 2018

Eric Stephen Sabo died on January 6, 2018 in Austin, Texas. After struggling with addiction for many years Eric succumbed to his illness. Eric was 48. Eric was born on February 12, 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona to John W. and Panola M. Sabo. The Sabo's moved to Austin in 1976 to open and operate Williams Insulation Company. Eric graduated from Westlake High School and attended the University of...
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Donna J. "Bebe" Weaver

May 25, 1924 - January 6, 2018

Donna J., "Bebe" Weaver, 93, of Austin, passed peacefully from this earth on January 6th, 2018, at Seton Northwest Hospital. Born May 25, 1924, to James L. and Lillie M. Johnson in San Pedro, California, her family settled in west Texas a short time later for her father to pursue a career in the oil business. Bebe and her older brother James L., Jr., were raised in Forsan, Texas, near Big...
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Richard "Dick" Roberson

February 13, 1931 - January 5, 2018

M. Richard "Dick" Roberson passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 5, 2018, after living a very full and wonderfully blessed life. He was born on Friday, the 13th of February, 1931, to Spurgeon and Kytha Roberson, who preceded him in death. His son, Russell "Rusty", and his sister, Wanda Ware, also preceded him in death along with many dear relatives and lifelong friends. What a reunion...
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Geneva Ann Hardeman

September 30, 1918 - January 5, 2018

Geneva passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 99. She had an extraordinarily long-life, rich with family and friends of all ages. Geneva Moore Hardeman was born September 30, 1918 in Brownwood, Texas to Lawrence and Lulah Small Moore. She grew up in Brownwood with seven siblings, graduated from Texas Women's University and majored in Nutrition. She had aspirations to...
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Silver C. Chisum

October 7, 1927 - January 5, 2018

Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) Silver "Chis" Chisum of Austin, Texas, passed away January 5, 2018, at the age of 90. Silver Chisum is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Billie Chisum; their four children: Carolyn Sweeney and husband Kevin, Michael Chisum, Patricia Looney, and Randall Chisum and wife Cindy; six grandchildren: Amber Harrison and husband James, Caitlin Taylor and husband Michael,...
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