Our Obituaries

Virginia Rose Helmers

February 23, 1929 - June 24, 2017

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Catherine F. Lala

March 8, 1931 - June 23, 2017

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Edith M. Ussery

August 29, 1924 - June 23, 2017

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Carrol Dee Nicklaus

December 9, 1947 - June 22, 2017

Carrol D. Nicklaus passed away peacefully at the age of 69 on June 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Carrol was born on December 9, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas to Edward S Nicklaus and Marilyn J Billings Nicklaus. She attended Saint Mary's Academy of Austin and graduated from the University of Texas Austin.Carrol enjoyed working with the children in the after-school program at St. Louis Catholic School....
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Patricia Estelle Smith

June 24, 1929 - June 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Edgar Carbajal

September 11, 1990 - June 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Thu Ha Thi Phung

February 4, 1939 - June 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Ellen Marie Murtaugh

November 24, 1930 - June 19, 2017

Ellen Marie Murtaugh was born after the Great Depression to a fun loving Irish father and a church loving mother. She had one big sister who became a loving surrogate mother and two older brothers who loved to tease their little sister. She grew up on Long Island New York with her stay-at-home mother and a father who was an elevator operator for one of the big New York City hotels. As a treat her...
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Sunny Suzanne Boatright

November 26, 1950 - June 19, 2017

Sunny Suzanne Boatright, 66, passed away on June 19, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was born on November 26, 1950 in Houston, Texas to Mae Delle and Robert Sump.Susie was a great woman and a loving mother. She married Charles Michael Boatright in 1967 and the couple had five children together. She enjoyed boating, fishing and her grandchildren. Her family and friends will always remember her as a...
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Virgil Culp

June 5, 1950 - June 18, 2017

On this day, Sunday June 18 of two thousand and seventeen, being it is the third Sunday - we can call it Father's Day in the good ol' U.S. of A. For likely the majority of us this day is claimed to be a joyful time when families crowd together to commemorate our own home-front hero's, our Dad's. Those strong and humble family servants who essentially sacrificed more than we will...
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James Emmett Leeth

May 4, 1931 - June 17, 2017

James (Jim) Emmett Leeth died peacefully on June 17, 2017. He was born May 4, 1931 to parents Clinton George and Hattie Mae Leeth in Hamilton, Texas. He was predeceased by his parents and younger brother, Billy Gray Leeth.Jim attended elementary and high school in Hamilton and went on to graduate from Tarleton State and North Texas State with a degree in Accounting. An adventurous young man,...
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Michael Wayne Weaver

January 24, 1948 - June 17, 2017

Michael Wayne Weaver, 69, of Manchaca, Texas passed away peacefully at home on the morning of June 17 with his wife and best friend by his side. Mike was the youngest of five children. He was born January 24, 1948 to Athene McGirk Weaver and Dr. Milo Weaver in Austin, Texas.On October 10, 1992 Mike married the love of his life and soul mate, Linda Scott, at Green Pastures in Austin, Texas.Mike...
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Mary Triplett Douglass

July 23, 1917 - June 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Carmen Renae Crayton

December 7, 1968 - June 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Qin MA

October 8, 1955 - June 15, 2017

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Sharon Matthews Tieman

September 10, 1931 - June 14, 2017

SHARON MATTHEWS TIEMAN The spirit of Sharon Fay Matthews Tieman departed from this earth in the early evening on June 14 to join her beloved mother and father in heaven above. She was dearly loved by all who knew her. She was born to Woodson Browning Matthews and Jimmie Jewell Wilson Matthews on September 10, 1931 in Austin, Texas. She lived her early years in the Rosedale neighborhood...
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Gerald R. Blocker

January 28, 1940 - June 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Joe Henry Davila

January 19, 1969 - June 12, 2017

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Rosalee Clearman

October 24, 1927 - June 12, 2017

Rosalee ClearmanRosalee Clearman passed from glory to glory, late Monday evening in Austin, Texas. Surrounded by her family, she took her final breath as her Lord and Savior called her home. Preceded by her parents, Charles and Lina Blevins, and survived by her husband, Melvin, their three children, six grandchildren, and 13 great grand children, Rosalee was known as a wife, a mother, and a...
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Helen Irene Meisterhans

August 25, 1936 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Ricky Dean CAMPBELL

December 17, 1964 - June 10, 2017

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Eleanor Catherine Walters

February 12, 1925 - June 10, 2017

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Helen Ruth Dressen

October 25, 1927 - June 9, 2017

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Thurman Elliott Kitchen

January 2, 1946 - June 8, 2017

Thurman Elliott Kitchen, 71, passed away June 8, 2017 in Austin, TX. Thurman Elliott Kitchen was born on January 2, 1946 to Ralph and Jewell Kitchen in Victoria, TX. While growing up he attended school in Port Lavaca, TX. When he was a freshman in high school he moved to Nashville, TN to live with his sister Jo Ann and brother-in-law Robert Dickerson. He attended Father Ryan Catholic High...
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Lynn Dolores Lang

March 3, 1923 - June 8, 2017

Evelyn D. Lang passed away on June 8, 2017 at the age of 94. She will be remembered by her two sisters, Patsy Cook and Mildred Fisher, her three children, Debby Miears, Lisa Bachman, and John Lang, and her four grandchildren, Amanda Miears, Heather Miears, Cassandra Ratliff, and Madelena Bachman. A funeral service in memory of Lynn will be held on Friday June 23 at 10:00 a.m. at Cook-Walden...
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Jane Louise Basey

August 29, 1926 - June 8, 2017

Jane Louise Schoch Whitesides BaseyJane was born to Milton Godfrey Schoch and Anna Ruth Foresman Schoch on August 29, 1926 in Freeport, PA. She grew up with her three older siblings, Bette, Milton and Edwin in a strong Christian household. Despite having Polio as a child, she overcame the disease and flourished as a healthy adult.She married John T. Whitesides in 1948 with whom she had three...
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Larry L. West

June 29, 1942 - June 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Ah Kwui

April 11, 1948 - June 6, 2017

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Mary M. Noe

May 9, 1924 - June 5, 2017

Mary Magdalene Mathis Guthrie Noe was born in Vernon, Texas, on May 9, 1924. She died on June 5, 2017 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 93.During her childhood in Vernon, then in Brady, Mary survived the death of her mother, rheumatic fever, and a serious fire-all with a strength and resilience that would characterize her throughout her life. Trained in a WPA camp as a teenager during the...
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Jerry Basey

October 14, 1930 - June 5, 2017

Jerry Basey, age 86, passed away on June 5, 2017 in Austin, Texas at his home.Jerry was born on October 14, 1930 in Austin, Texas, to parents Robert Lee Basey and Sarah Elizabeth Welch Basey. He attended Stephen F. Austin High School. Jerry was a member of Plumbers Pipfitters Local #286 for a total of 68 years, where Jerry held a Master Plumbing license for the State of Texas. Jerry was a great...
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Phyllis D. Pearson

January 3, 1920 - June 5, 2017

Phyllis Anderson Pearson was born into the family of Alex and Josephine Anderson on January 3, 1920, in Kost, Minnesota. She was the oldest of three daughters. She and her sisters Lovetta and Beverly enjoyed growing up among a joyful, close knit extended family; who all worked hard, were active in their church and loved the Lord. Phyllis gave her heart to Jesus at an early age and continued to...
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Anna E. Carter

January 8, 1934 - June 3, 2017

Ann was born January 8, 1934 to Josephine and Robert Birdwell in Austin, Texas. Ann graduated from Austin High School in 1951. She married the love of her life on October 25, 1955. They had two daughters Sharon Jacoby (husband Randy) and Brenda Burnette (husband Kelly).Ann spent much of her leisure time outdoors gardening and traveling. She was very creative and loved to craft and sew but her...
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Tomaleigh Morgan

September 26, 1948 - June 1, 2017

Tomaleigh Morgan was born in Edna, Texas on September 26, 1948, the firstborn child of Joe Tom and Rebecca Lucille Morgan. He passed away June 1, 2017 at the age of 68 in Austin Texas. Tommy was a cabinet builder by trade for most of his working years until his eyesight deteriorated so badly that he was virtually blind. One of his favorite past times was playing his guitar, especially when...
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Paul Cecil Moore

October 10, 1963 - May 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Jesse C. Gonzales

September 20, 1937 - May 31, 2017

Jesse Cantu Gonzales, age 79, passed away on May 31, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Jesse was born on September 20, 1937 in Austin, Texas, to parents Jesus Gonzales and Helen Cantu. Jesse was a great man and loving husband, dad, abuelo, bisabuelo, brother and uncle. He married Guadalupe Marquez in Austin, TX and had seven children. Jesse had a zeal for life, a great sense of humor, he loved his family,...
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Charles Richard Wyatt

July 15, 1944 - May 30, 2017

Charles Wyatt, 72, of Austin passed away May 30th, 2017 after proving all of his doctors wrong numerous times. Charles was born July 15th, 1944 to Charles and Frances Wyatt in Oklahoma. He was raised and lived in Austin, Texas where he retired and took up helping others full time. His place of worship, and second home, was Pond Springs Church of Christ since 1978. After graduating from Lanier...
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Bill Charles Meurer

April 14, 1927 - May 30, 2017

Our precious Daddy went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday May 30, 2017. He was a devoted, honorable, and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.He was born April 14, 1927 to Joseph and Marguerite Meurer. He served our country in the Army 29th infantry regiment from 1945 to 1947. He received an occupational medal and a WWII Victory medal. He met the love of his life in 1948...
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Donald Keith MacGregor

January 12, 1924 - May 29, 2017

Lt. Col. Donald K. MacGregorDonald K. MacGregor was born on January 12, 1924, in Oxford Junction, Iowa to John & Pearl MacGregor, and went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2017. He grew up in Oxford Junction during the depression and was the youngest of nine children. He was a hard working young teenager and had as many as four jobs at a time. Donald delivered papers, drove cattle, delivered...
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Ann Carter Lang

May 5, 1948 - May 28, 2017

Ann Carter Lang was born May 5, 1948 in Bryan, Texas. She died unexpectedly at her home in Austin, Texas, on May 28, 2017. She is survived by her brother, Ray Lang, by her nieces and nephews and their families, and by a large extended family. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, J.T. and Ann (Carter) Lang, and by her sister Pamela. A funeral will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin,...
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Dovre Gottschalk

February 11, 1924 - May 28, 2017

Lt. Col. E. Dovre "Bill" Gottschalk is survived by his three sons: Robert Gottschalk (Geraine), Richard Gottschalk and Donald Gottschalk (Deborah). Cherished grandfather of Nicklaus, Chad, Michael, Tammy (Greg Mitchell), DawnAnne (Nomar Bodon), Stacy (Jeff Williams), Sherlyn, Kathryn (Bradley Weniger), Matthew and Gretchen. Honored great grandfather of Samuel, Anne and Jase. His close...
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Lutfur R. Mahmood

July 19, 1938 - May 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Barbara L. GREGORY

July 19, 1922 - May 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Audrey Mae Bayhand

August 16, 1932 - May 26, 2017

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Jonnie Miller Anderson

February 10, 1944 - May 24, 2017

Jonnie M Anderson, 73, embarked on her final adventure in her home on May 24, 2017, in Austin, Texas, with her husband by her side. Her time was shortened by a 10 year battle with lung cancer, which she vigorously fought and did not slow or dictate her enthusiasm for life, or for going and doing. She is survived by her beloved husband of almost 55 years, Thomas (Tom), treasured son and daughter...
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Priscilla Juanita Deering

October 31, 1923 - May 23, 2017

Priscilla Juanita Deering, 93, of Austin, Texas passed away May 23, 2017, after an illness. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Robert and Lovie, her sisters, Sylvia and Carolyn, and brother, Robert.She is survived by her daughter, Ramona Seddon; granddaughters, Elaine Saldivar and Irene Seddon-McDaid, and great granddaughter, Krystal Saldivar.Priscilla worked in government social services. ...
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Evalyn Kruger Jurgens

December 20, 1923 - May 23, 2017

Evalyn Ruth ("Pat") Kruger Jurgens passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Born in Hutto, Texas, on December 20, 1923, she was 93 years old.Pat graduated from Brenham High School as Salutatorian in 1941, and attended Blinn Junior College on an academic scholarship. She moved to Austin, where she worked for the Merit System Council, the testing branch of the Texas...
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Mary Rothwell

December 12, 1943 - May 23, 2017

Mary was born in the middle of World War II on December 12, 1943 in San Juan, Texas and died on May 23, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 73. Her father, Baldemar Cano Sr. was in the Pacific with the U.S. Army in the 1st Cavalry Division and did not see his daughter until he returned in late 1945. He was one of the few survivors of the recruits who had enlisted from the Rio Grande Valley. She...
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Dorothy McCullough

March 21, 1921 - May 21, 2017

Dorothy Lavelle McCullough, 96, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Elan Assisted Living Facility in Austin Texas. She was born March 21, 1921 in Concord Texas.Dorothy and Lester were married on October 4, 1947 in Tyler. She worked for MHMR in Austin. She retired in 1981 after 29 years of service. Since retiring, she spent many hours serving Great Hills Baptist Church and enjoying camping,...
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Maria G. Castillo

January 17, 1927 - May 21, 2017

Maria G. Castillo, retired school teacher, peacefully passed into God's loving embrace on May 21, 2017, at the age of 90. Born in San Antonio, TX on January 17, 1927, to Juan and Isabel Gutierrez, Maria was the eldest of six children. Her passion was always about education, guided by her commitment to faith. She worked tirelessly to become one of the first female Hispanic women to graduate...
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Jennie Marie Williams Solomon

August 24, 1949 - May 18, 2017

Jennie Marie "Sista" Williams was born August 24, 1949 to Fredrick and Ruby Williams in Austin, TX.Jennie professed her hope in Christ at a very early age, she was baptized by the late Rev. A.C Clark and became a member of St. John College Heights Baptist Church where she once served as an Usher and in the Mission. She remained a member until her death.Jennie attended Austin Independent School...
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Betty A. Daniel

October 9, 1927 - May 17, 2017

Betty Aschenbeck Daniel, age 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 17, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Betty was born on October 9, 1927, in Wharton, Texas, to Ruth Campbell Aschenbeck and Walter B. Aschenbeck. Upon graduation from Wharton High School, Betty attended the University of Texas, where she met and soon married Col. David E. Daniel, who was stationed at Bergstrom Air Force Base. Col....
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Willie Josephine Nichols

July 19, 1923 - May 16, 2017

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Elizabeth M. Clayton

June 29, 1925 - May 16, 2017

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Charlene Dolores Strawn

October 24, 1927 - May 15, 2017

Charlene Stevenson Strawn died at age 89, May 15, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Born in Dallas she went to the University of Texas, married Robert Kirk Strawn, and graduated with High Honors from the University of Florida, where she also received a Master of Arts in Speech Therapy.She had a private kindergarten, taught four year olds at St Thomas school in College Station, and taught in the English...
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Daniel William Michael

June 11, 1973 - May 14, 2017

Daniel William Michael, beloved son and brother, died unexpectedly on May 14, 2017 in Austin, Texas. He will be remembered for his kind, sweet nature, his quick sense of humor, and his love for friends and family.Daniel was born in Austin June 11, 1973, graduated from McCallum High School, Class of 1991, and from Sul Ross State University, with a BA in English. He grew up in First Baptist Church...
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Arvinell Newton McClaren

October 28, 1942 - May 14, 2017

Arvinell was born on October 28, 1942 and grew up in Winnsboro, Texas. She attended Tyler Junior College and then continued to the University of Texas at Austin where she earned BA and Masters degrees in Education. While at UT, she met and married Jimmy McClaren and they settled in Austin. Her career spanned more than 20 years, teaching and working with children of all abilities. Arvinell had an...
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Bruce Bruce Buckman

December 7, 1941 - May 13, 2017

A. Bruce Buckman, husband, father, grandfather, scientist, professor, expert witness, UT football and basketball fan, friend, neighbor, Kappa Sig, swimmer, golfer, margarita maker, voracious reader, world traveler, and handy man was born in Omaha, Nebraska as the Pearl Harbor bombs fell on December 7, 1941. Adopted by Al and Clara Buckman, his beloved parents, he grew up in Carter Lake, Iowa, a...
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Ernest R. Rodriguez

December 1, 1934 - May 13, 2017

Eustacio (Ernest) Rodriguez Sr., known by his close friends as "Postero," entered eternal life on May 13, 2017. He was born in Bartlett, Texas on December 1, 1934 to Eustacio and Fortunata Rodriguez. Ernest was a faithful and loving husband. He met his wife at the Woolworth soda fountain in 1956, and this year they celebrate 60 years together. Ernest laid a foundation of faith for his...
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Gwendolyn Woelfel

May 28, 1932 - May 11, 2017

Gwendolyn (Pyle) WoelfelGwendolyn (Pyle) Woelfel, age 84, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017. She was born May 28, 1932 in Asbury Park, New Jersey to Donald Leroy Pyle and Dorothy Tuthill.She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Charles Henry Woelfel, whom she married on January 15, 1961.She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey Woelfel of Round Rock, Texas...
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Jeanne Marie Laubach

May 19, 1962 - May 9, 2017

Jeanne Marie Laubach, age 54, passed away on May 9, 2017 in Austin, TX. Jeanne was born on May 19th in Columbus, OH to parents James and Florence Laubach. She graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a degree in Education. She taught Kindergarten at Williams Elementary till her retirement.She is preceded in death by her father and mother James and Florence Laubach.Jeanne is...
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W. Rick Copeland

July 6, 1945 - May 9, 2017

W. Rick Copeland, age 71, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 9, 2017, in Austin, Texas.Rick was born on July 6, 1945, in Odessa, Texas to Warren R. Copeland and Nell Copeland. He grew up in Corpus Christi where he attended local schools and worked a variety of jobs, displaying the industriousness that would mark his character for the remainder of his life. Rick met Faith...
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Annie Lowry Bryant

October 17, 1925 - May 8, 2017

Annie Clyde Lowry Bryant, age 91, was born into the farming family of Callie Ingram and Arthur Ellis (Jack) Lowry on October 17, 1925 at Lorena, Texas and passed away due to complications from a stroke on May 8, 2017. One of mom's earliest memories was joining her father and older sister and brother in the cotton fields around Lorena at the age of 4. While this may seem harsh by today's...
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Clara Edyth Behrendt

June 18, 1914 - May 8, 2017

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Nicholas Joseph Drakus

February 27, 1943 - May 7, 2017

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Donna Margaret Walker

June 9, 1947 - May 7, 2017

Donna Margaret Walker, 69, of Austin, Texas, passed away on May 7, 2017. In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas.--------------------------Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Lillie Mae Richter

March 7, 1917 - May 6, 2017

In the company of her family on Saturday morning, May 6, 2017, Lillie Mae Smith Richter, 100, answered her Lord and Savior's call, to come home. A native and lifelong resident of Austin, Lillie Mae was born at home, the youngest child of George and Mary Ellen (Foster) Smith. She attended Austin schools: Baker, Allan, and graduated from Austin High - a Loyal Forever Maroon! She began her...
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Zack Cody Shropshire

August 26, 1969 - May 5, 2017

Zack Cody Shropshire died peacefully at his home in Austin on May 5, 2017, following a lengthy illness. He was born August 26, l969 in Austin to Zack R. Shropshire and Rebecca Ragland Shropshire. In 1996, he married Jennifer Ellwanger at Hope Lutheran Church in Austin. They were married by Jennifer's father Pastor John Ellwanger. Cody and Jennifer were blessed with 21 years of marriage and...
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Scott Scott Lewis

March 24, 1956 - May 4, 2017

Scott (John Scott) Lewis, age 61, of Austin, TX embarked onto the next part of his journey, on May 4, 2017. He was born to the late John and Carroll Lewis on March 24, 1956 in Alexandria, VA. Scott was first and foremost, a man of deep faith and integrity, and lived his life as a loving husband, father, son, brother and good neighbor to all. He was always the first person in any group to ask, ...
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Chandrakant Motibhai Patel

June 22, 1938 - May 4, 2017

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Ricky Lang Wells

August 11, 1952 - May 3, 2017

Ricky Lang Wells went to his Lord's side on May 3, 2017 after a long illness - he was a true native Austinite. Born August 11, 1952, his parents Andy and Rose Wells preceded him in death. He was married to his high school sweetheart and soul mate, Jennifer Sue (Susie) Wells, for 45 years. Ricky fathered two daughters, Christy Davis of Pflugerville and Elizabeth Wells of Pflugerville. The joy of...
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Charline Mary Myers

August 13, 1929 - May 3, 2017

Charline Mary Myers, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Austin, TX. Charline was born on August 13, 1929 in Seattle, WA to Judson and Mary Harris.Charline was a great woman and a loving mother. She married James D. Myers in 1944 and the couple had five children. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, they were her babies. Her family and friends will always remember her...
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Roger L. WELSH

July 14, 1942 - May 2, 2017

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Fernando A. Cantu

April 25, 1937 - May 2, 2017

Fernando Cantu Jr., age 80, of Austin, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The family will receive guests for the Rosary and memorial service at 5:30 P.M. on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Cook-Walden Funeral Home in Austin.
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Luu Van Su

February 24, 1949 - May 1, 2017

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Julia Montoya

February 28, 1923 - May 1, 2017

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William J. Psencik

August 21, 1935 - April 30, 2017

William (Bill) Joe Psencik, 81 was born August 21, 1935 near Flatonia, Texas. Surrounded by his family, he entered into the eternal presence of his Lord and Savior on April 30, 2017. The grandson of Czech immigrants, he was raised on a small cattle farm 10 miles South of Smithville, Texas by his parents, Emil and Lillie (Vacek) Psencik. As a child, he enjoyed gardening, raising turkeys,...
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Sue Ellen Hynek

June 25, 1951 - April 29, 2017

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Michael D. Miller

April 8, 1948 - April 28, 2017

Michael David Miller Born April 8, 1948 in Austin, Texas to Doyle and Ollie Miller. He passed from this life to his eternal home on April 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife of more than 47 years, Margaret Parker Miller. He was blessed with two daughters and their families: Kathy Beck, husband Steve; granddaughters, Kasey and Leah Beck and Mindy Ann Kutac, husband Cody; grandson, John Anthony...
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Kenzy Serene SAM

April 28, 2017 - April 28, 2017

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Roland Harden

December 5, 1927 - April 27, 2017

Roland Harden, 89, known to most of his family and friends as "Wobby," was born on December 5, 1927, in Austin, Texas. He was the third child of the late Charleston P. Harden, Sr. and Minnie Bremond Harden. Wobby passed away peacefully at his home on April 27, 2017.Wobby graduated from L.C. Anderson High School in 1944 and enrolled in Samuel Huston College. As a freshman, he met twenty-five...
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Terri Lee Hollingsworth

May 11, 1958 - April 26, 2017

Terri Lee Stowers Hollingsworth, born May 11, 1958 (58 years), in Dearborn, Michigan, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2017 at home in Garfield, Texas.Terri's surviving family includes mother and dad Douglas and Carol Williamson of Garfield, TX; son Danny Ray Spears Jr. of Buda, TX; daughter Melissa (Al) Quintero; seven grandchildren Felix Lugo, Specialist Javier (Vanessa) Serna of Ft. Bliss,...
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Doris Arlene Voigt

June 1, 1920 - April 26, 2017

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Joseph E. Sab

September 18, 1935 - April 24, 2017

Joseph Edward Sab was 81 years old, and passed away peacefully in is home with family on April 24th, 2017 in La Vernia, Texas. He was born and raised in Austin, Texas where he attended St. Edwards University before entering the Army. He eventually moved to San Antonio where he worked for El Dorado Vending for most of his career. During his life he overcame many obstacles including a battle with...
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Jane A. Shive

October 15, 1925 - April 23, 2017

Jane A Shive passed away April 23, 2017. Jane was a native Austinite born October 15, 1925 to James A. and Ruby Nelson. She grew up on East Avenue east of the University of Texas with her two sisters, a half-sister and a brother; she was a child of the depression. Jane attended John B Winn Elementary, University Junior High and graduated from Austin High in 1942. Her husband preceded her in...
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Vernon George Winfield

July 13, 1927 - April 22, 2017

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Troy C. Martin

January 7, 1927 - April 21, 2017

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Waymon Crayton

January 23, 1934 - April 17, 2017

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Joanne Bisbey

June 20, 1939 - April 17, 2017

Joanne Bisbey, childhood sweetheart and beloved wife of Jay Bisbey, died on April 17, 2017. She was born June 20, 1939 in Lockhart, Texas, the only child of Virginia Copeland Garner and David Garner and granddaughter of Mrs. Buelah Blundell Copeland. She attended Austin High School in Houston, Texas, where she played the bagpipes in the Scottish Brigade drill team. She graduated from Sam Houston...
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Patricia Jane Hunt

September 30, 1923 - April 16, 2017

Patricia Jane Harris Hunt passed away peacefully on April 16, 2017, at her residence at Brookdale Northwest Hills in Austin, Texas, at the age of 93. Patricia was born on September 30, 1923, to Robert L. and Florence Harris, in Fort Worth, Texas, but was a resident of Austin since 1928. Patricia was a proud graduate of Austin High School and attended the University of Texas prior to the...
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Bernardino Casarez Romo, Sr.

May 18, 1919 - April 16, 2017

Bernardino Casarez Romo was born on May 18, 1919 in Elgin, Texas, he passed away peacefully April 16, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerardo and Louisa Romo, brothers Christino C. Romo and Jesus Romo. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Santos Selvera Romo, and his 8 children and their spouses, Harry Romo (Juanita), Mary Helen Sanchez (Gilbert Joe), Richard Romo (Martha),...
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Margaret B. Smith

November 25, 1923 - April 15, 2017

Margaret Elizabeth (Peggy) Bronson Smith died on April 15, 2017 in Austin, TX, after a brief illness. She was born on November 25, 1923 in Dayton, Ohio to Helen Sellers Bronson and James Bartle Bronson and grew up in Rolla, Missouri. Peggy graduated from the University of Missouri in 1945 with a degree in Journalism where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She worked as an editor...
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Gary Eugene Thompson

June 15, 1936 - April 13, 2017

Gary Thompson, 80, former Abilene Christian University professor and Texas State Representative, died April 13 in Blacksburg, Virginia after a brief illness.Gary graduated from high school in Tyler, TX and earned a B.A. degree from Abilene Christian University, an M.A. from the University of Arkansas, and Ph.D. from North Texas State University. He taught and coached junior high and high school...
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Donald C. Streetman

August 23, 1938 - April 13, 2017

Donald Clifford "Buddy" Streetman, passed away peacefully at his home on April 13, 2017. He was born on August 23, 1938 in Cameron, Texas to Mattie Ruth and Emmett Streetman Sr.Buddy graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1956, and went to work at Texas Department of Health, where he was employed for over 37 years before his retirement. He was also a reserve member of the Texas...
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Jacquelyn Yvette Pena

November 8, 1990 - April 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Ollie C. Jones

March 14, 1929 - April 12, 2017

Ollie Cleveland Jones passed away peacefully in Leander, Texas on April 12, 2017. He was born on March 14, 1929, in Laredo, Texas and lived a life of service to his family, country and school children throughout the State of Texas. Ollie is survived by his wife of 68 years, Tommye Jean Jones; children Terry Jones (wife Leticia); Rick Jones; Tim Jones and Ken Jones (wife Amy); grandchildren Robert...
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Leanell Tisdale

April 17, 1927 - April 9, 2017

Tisdale, Hulda LeanellLeanell passed away last Sunday, April 9, 2017 of natural causes. She was born April 17, 1927 in New Braunfels, Texas as Hulda Leanell Pape, but from childhood, she was always Leanell. She is survived by three sons: Garvin Anderson and his wife Pam, Jack Tisdale, AIA and his wife Carol, and Thomas Tisdale and his wife Levennia. She was blessed with six grand-children and two...
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Robert Downer

January 7, 1931 - April 5, 2017

George Robert Downer was born January 7, 1931 in a blizzard in Buffalo, NY and died April 5, 2017. Bob attended elementary school, Junior and Senior High in Washington, DC. In the school system and in the church, he discovered the joy of singing. He was a tenor soloist at Walter Reed Hospital Chapel and First Baptist Church in downtown DC. President Harry Truman attended that church and was...
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Christian Blake Gregory

March 11, 2017 - April 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Ronald E. Schoonover

November 28, 1924 - April 1, 2017

Ronald E. Schoonover was born in Enid, Oklahoma on November 28, 1924, to Charles Edward and Viola Marie Schoonover. Ron attended public schools in Enid until August 19, 1941, when at the age of 16 he signed up with the United States Army Air Corps while his parents were out of town.During World War II, Ron was assigned as a B-17 Flight Engineer Top Turret Gunner to the 351st Bomb Group, 509...
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James Warren Martindale

February 13, 1951 - March 31, 2017

Jim Martindale, amazing husband and father to his wife Sylvia and son Robert, as well as friend to all he met, died on March 31, after a long battle with cancer. His was a life filled with love and adventure. Jim was born in New Mexico and traveled extensively before settling in Austin. Places he lived included: the Philippines; Alabama, Maryland, Ohio, and Texas. Jim was always up for fun and...
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