Our Obituaries

Mary Rulene Williams

June 3, 1921 - December 6, 2016

Mary Rulene Williams, born June 3, 1921 to Fred and Mary Jones of Coal Hill Arkansas, has died of cancer at the age of 95, on Tuesday, December 6th 2016.Rulene went through 12th grade in Coal Hill and then in 1940 decided to make the move to Austin TX to attend the Nixon-Clay Business College. Not long after, Rulene met Chester N. Williams in January of 1942. They were wed just a few weeks later...
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Zeola Williams

May 21, 1918 - December 5, 2016

Zeola Tisdale Williams was born May 21, 1918 in Round Rock, Texas to Zachariah Tisdale and Caroline Wilson Tisdale. She was one of four children.She graduated from Hopewell High School and attended Houston Tillitson College for one year.She was united in marriage to Vernon Williams for 63 years. Zeola and her husband Vernon Williams were among the first families to be baptized in the first...
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Christine J. Toungate

January 25, 1925 - December 4, 2016

Our dear Mother, Christine "Johnnie" Janicek Toungate, 91, of Austin, Texas, passed away on December 4, 2016 after a brief illness. Christine was born on January 25, 1925, in Granger, Texas to parents John and Christina Struhall Janicek. After graduating as valedictorian of her Granger High School class, Christine enrolled in the Seton School of Nursing in Austin, Texas, class of 1945,...
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Jeffrey Craig Deitz

July 5, 1950 - December 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Luminosa Alvarez Mireles

April 9, 1972 - December 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Roberto Perez

July 7, 1936 - December 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Donald Keith Fritchen

June 12, 1957 - November 30, 2016

Donald K. Fritchen, 59, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Don spent many years as a resident of Wisconsin, but most recently resided in Deerfield Beach, Florida and Austin, Texas. Don was born on June 12, 1957 to Frederick and Lois Fritchen of Franksville, Wisconsin.His passions included spending time with family, hunting and fishing with best friends, watching Wisconsin...
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Peggy Nell Rains

October 10, 1935 - November 30, 2016

Peggy N. (Koch) Rains, 81, of Austin, Texas passed away on November 30. She was born in Rockdale, Texas on October 10, 1935. Peggy graduated from Rockdale High School and was married to her high school sweetheart, Samuel D. Rains, shortly after graduation. She worked many years for and retired from the office of J.C. Penney. Her greatest passions were gardening, all God's precious animals and...
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Gf Devine

April 21, 1924 - November 30, 2016

Gladys Frances "GF" (Nagle) Devine21 April 1924 - 30 November 2016Gladys Frances Nagle was born in Manor, Travis County, Texas to Francis Michael Nagle and Gladys Pearl (Davey) Nagle. Her first marriage was to Robert Harold Moughon. She married Glynn Ray Devine in Austin, Travis County, Texas on 24 June 1950. "G F" was a secretary for several insurance companies and bookkeeper for Glynn's...
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Luke Andrew Dundore

October 3, 1979 - November 29, 2016

Luke Andrew Dundore was born October 3, 1979 in Houston, Tx. He lived with his parents, Edward V. Dundore and Jeannie Dundore and two older brothers, Mark and Seth in the greater Houston area. Luke graduated from Spring High School in 1998. He spent seven years as a volunteer firefighter in the Spring Volunteer Fire Dept. and graduated from ITT Technical Institute in 2002 with an applied science...
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Jose N. Vela

December 17, 1932 - November 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Dick Donald Mather

November 4, 1938 - November 28, 2016

On Monday, November 28, 2016, God reached down His hand and Richard (Dick) Mather was taken to heaven with a personal escort. Then God gave Dick a guided tour of that beautiful city. Dick saw the mansion that awaited him and he was reunited with those who had gone before him, his father Robert (Bob) Mather and his mother Mary Mather. He was also met by aunts, uncles and cousins.Dick was born...
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Richard Neal Matthews

May 21, 1919 - November 27, 2016

Richard Neal Matthews Sr., 97, of Austin, TX, passed away November 27, 2016. He was born in Austin, TX on May 21, 1919.Neal Matthews graduated from Austin High School and he married Carolyn Julia Matthews. Neal worked in Distribution for Austin American Statesman in Austin, TX. He was a member of American Legion and he had a passion for reading.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife,...
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Anne Darline Hildebrand

August 18, 1937 - November 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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William Albert Moore

March 23, 1926 - November 26, 2016

William (Bill) Albert Moore passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. He was born on March 23, 1926 in Lexington, Mississippi to James Herbert Moore and Catherine Sample Moore. He attended Lexington, Mississippi public schools and graduated from Lexington High School. After high school, Bill served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and attended Holmes Junior College, Mississippi State...
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Walter Clifton Cornelison

September 18, 1933 - November 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Marvin Lloyd Lundgren

September 5, 1927 - November 24, 2016

Marvin Lloyd Lundgren was born September 5, 1927 to Martin Lundgren and Bertha Holmstrom Lundgren in Taylor, Texas. He passed away peacefully at his home on November 24, 2016 at 89 years of age.Marvin attended Kimbro grade school and Elgin High School. After graduating from high school in 1946, Marvin joined the United States Army, and served until 1948. Upon his honorable discharge from the...
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Myrtle Alleene McFarland

June 6, 1933 - November 23, 2016

Myrtle Alleene McFarland passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2016. She is now with her Lord and Savior.Service will be held Sat. Nov. 26, 11:00 a.m. at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar in Austin, Texas. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on November 28th, 2016 at Woodlawn Cemetery 1101 Antoine Houston, Texas 77055.To leave condolences for the family please visit our online...
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Carl Rubert Ceder

November 3, 1921 - November 23, 2016

Rubert Ceder entered the presence of the Lord Jesus on November 23rd at 1:30 p.m. He was 95 years old having arrived on this earth on November 3rd, 1921.Rubert was the first born son of Rosie "Mom" Ceder and Oscar "Pop" Ceder who preceded him in death. Rubert had two treasured siblings, Wilford Ceder and Annette Pannell, who also preceded him in death.Rubert is survived by his beloved wife of 68...
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Bess A. Allred

June 7, 1923 - November 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Dorothy Joy Wade

November 15, 1947 - November 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Sharon K. Damalfi

January 17, 1949 - November 20, 2016

Sharon K Damalfi, age 67 of Austin, Texas, passed away on November 20, 2016. She was born in Rotan, Texas on January 17, 1949 to Woodrow and Ava Crawford. Sharon worked in sales and had a passion for family, fun and adventure.She is survived by her son Dustin and wife Natalie Damalfi, grandson Dash Damalfi, brother Barry and wife Denae Crawford, sister Sheila and husband Randy Murphree and many...
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Henry Allen Strever

November 17, 2016 - November 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Ba Thi Truong

October 8, 1924 - November 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Thaddeus Miller Wright

October 23, 1952 - November 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Margaret E. Henney

November 24, 1944 - November 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Amelia Arispe Gonzales

March 23, 1947 - November 15, 2016

Amelia Gonzales, 69, left us on November 15, 2016 with her family by her side at her home in East Austin, Texas. Amelia is survived by her husband Joel Gonzales (married 52 years), six children: Joel Gonzales II, Belinda Gonzales, Rochel Gonzales-Cruz, Jerry Gonzales, Virginia Gonzales, and Esther Jo Gonzales. Amelia has ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by her...
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Arnie Gary Panella

October 11, 1949 - November 15, 2016

Arnie (Arnold) Panella, 67 of Austin, Texas, passed away far too soon on November 15, 2016. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 11, 1949 to Arnold and Edith H. Panella he was the oldest of three children. His strong work ethic granted him entrance into Miami University where he earned a Bachelor in Finance and Marketing and Master of Business Administration completing his education in 1972. He...
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Kenneth L. Strong

March 14, 1934 - November 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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James Arthur Grant

November 26, 1931 - November 15, 2016

James Arthur Grant, age 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 15, 2016 in Bartlett, Texas. Friends and family alike knew him as Jimmy. Jimmy was born in Kyle, Texas on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1931. His father John clerked at a grocery store and his mother Maude delivered babies for the Green Cross Hospital in Luling, Texas. Jimmy was raised with sisters Lucille, Margaret and a...
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Bill Cody Breit

January 17, 1990 - November 14, 2016

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Paul Martin Fick

April 10, 1934 - November 12, 2016

Paul Martin Fick, Jr., age 82, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016, in Austin, Texas, after an illness. His wife of sixty-three years, Lillie Pearl Fick, and his children, Karen A. Carter, Ted W. Fick and Steve Fick and close friend Ozie Farr were with Paul as he passed peacefully.Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul M. Fick, Sr. and Alma E. Fick, and by his sons, Bobby Neal...
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Jocelyn J. Williams

May 15, 1926 - November 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Billy H. Amstead

August 18, 1921 - November 10, 2016

Billy Howard Amstead was born in Austin, Texas to Barbara Sheppard Amstead and Joe Amstead on August 18, 1921. He died November 10, 2016, following a brief illness. After graduating from Austin High School he attended the University of Texas and received a Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering. After short tours in industry he volunteered for the Naval Reserve in 1942 as an...
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Charles H. Horton

January 4, 1919 - November 9, 2016

Charles Hewiet Horton passed away in Austin, TX on November 9, 2016. Charles was born January 4, 1919 to Monroe James Horton and Omie Stroud Horton in Texas.He married Glayda Croisdale on September 5, 1942. Two years later, they were blessed with a son, Charles Allen Horton.Charles worked for Tips Iron and Steel for over 30 years. He had a great passion for fishing and he was always ready to go...
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Delores Ann Grover

November 28, 1942 - November 9, 2016

Delores Ann Grover, age 73, passed away November 09, 2016 in Austin, Texas. She is survived by her beloved husband, Michial Sr., sons, Michial Jr. and Jason and four grandchildren, all of whom brought her great joy.Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Jean L. Mote

March 4, 1920 - November 8, 2016

Roberta Jean Mote passed away November 8, 2016 in Austin, Texas. She was born March 4, 1920 to Edgar and Myrtle Thomas Lacy, in Creston, Iowa, the fourth of four daughters. She graduated from Creston High School in 1938. In 1941, Jean came to Austin to attend the University of Texas and later married Richard Young. They adopted a son, Thomas A Young. Mr. Young passed away after 19 years of...
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Quit T. Pham

January 1, 1935 - November 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Orvis Enola Austin

July 17, 1926 - November 5, 2016

Orvis Enola Bonner Austin of Austin, Texas, passed into our Heavenly Father's arms at her home on November 5, 2016, after a brief illness. She was surrounded and embraced in prayer by her loving family as she peacefully slipped the bonds of this life.Orvis was born on July 17, 1926, in the rural Cass County community of Gethsemane near Naples, Texas, to Leroy Clarence Bonner and Julia Coleen...
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Thomas Albert Wright

November 2, 1949 - November 5, 2016

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Kerby Lee Kale

April 9, 1971 - November 4, 2016

Kerby Lee Kale, 45, passed away in his sleep on November 4, 2016. Kerby was born April 9, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas. He resided in San Antonio and Floresville throughout his life, moving to Round Rock after marrying the love of his life in 2011.Kerby graduated from East Central High School in San Antonio and attended San Antonio College until leaving to work in the family business, W.H. Kale...
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Bruce P. Kuemmel

May 29, 1937 - November 3, 2016

Bruce P. Kuemmel, Sr., 79, of Austin, Texas, passed away November 3, 2016.He was born in Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas on May 29, 1937. Bruce graduated from Jefferson High School in San Antonio, Texas and received his Bachelor's degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and received his Master's Degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He was married to Roblin...
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John C. Oppermann

October 29, 1938 - November 3, 2016

John Oppermann, age 78, of Austin passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016 after a brief illness. John was born in Galveston, Texas on October 29, 1938 to Gus John III and Katherine Oppermann. He graduated from St Edward's University in Austin in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce. He then enlisted in the U S Air Force and after serving his country he moved his family to Austin...
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Peggy Heller Culley

October 3, 1943 - November 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Donal Roger Myers

August 20, 1930 - November 2, 2016

Donal Roger Myers, 86 years old, of Austin, Texas passed peacefully in his sleep on November 2, 2016. He was born in Yale, Iowa on August 20, 1930. His parents were Dale Ralph Myers and Lucille (Mercer) Myers. He grew up on a small farm outside of Bagley, Iowa, where he attended school. He was married to Ramona (Marchant) Myers on June 21, 1947. To this union, three boys were born, Rickey,...
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Max E. Hale

October 5, 1914 - November 2, 2016

Max Edwin Hale went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 2, 2016. He was born on October 5, 1914, in Rusk County, Texas. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruth (Richardson) Hale; his father and mother, Howell Pope and Mary Emma (Holt) Hale; two brothers, Louis France and Howell Holt Hale; and his son-in-law, Ronald Ray Anderson.Max is survived by his son, Larry...
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Adeline Patricia Hunter Czepiel

February 5, 1932 - November 1, 2016

Adeline "Adele" Patricia Hunter CzepielFebruary 5, 1932 - November 1, 2016Adele died peacefully in her sleep at age 84 in Austin, Texas during Game 6 of the Chicago Cubs World Series.Adele was born in Chicago, the youngest of 5 siblings and her late husband, Louis Czepiel, was the youngest of 8. They married in 1950 and had 3 sons, Len, Mike and Don (aka: Leonardo, Michelangelo and Donatello)....
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Dennis Wayne Lebo

April 12, 1950 - November 1, 2016

Dennis W. Lebo was born on April 12, 1950; he died on November 1, 2016. Dennis is proceeded in death by his mother and father, Bernard and Wanda Haelbig Lebo. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda and their daughter Laura McGovern, her husband Rich, and their 3 children Alicyn, Jaxon and Cannon. He is also survived by his Uncle Bill and Aunt Ladon...
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Dorothy Joan Landfried

December 28, 1934 - November 1, 2016

Dorothy Joan was called home to her Lord on November 1, 2016 at the age 81, the second oldest of three brother and one sister. She was born on December 28, 1934 in Waco, Texas, graduated from Waco High School in 1953. She was employed by J.C. Penny, retired as office manager. With 28 years of service, she was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for family gatherings.She married...
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Kirk Dean Brandenburg

September 19, 1955 - October 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Penny Ann Kinney

November 11, 1947 - October 29, 2016

Penny Ann Neel Kinney age 68 of West Lake Hills, Texas was released from her tired little worn out body on Saturday, October 29th at Seton Main Hospital in Austin, Texas where was being treated for Pneumonia. She was born November 11, 1947 in Midland, Texas to Charles and Thelma Neel. She was their only child. She attended school in Midland, Houston, Wichita Falls, and spent her high school years...
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Geraldine Emma JUNGMICHEL

November 27, 1923 - October 29, 2016

Jerry Jungmichel, 92, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Heartland Center in Austin.Jerry was born in Port Arthur, Texas on November 27, 1923, to Herbert Charles Jungmichel and Villa Beatrice Neve Jungmichel. Jerry graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School of Port Arthur, Texas in 1941. She attended Business College. Jerry has enjoyed various careers. She worked...
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Shirley A. LeBlanc

October 27, 1932 - October 27, 2016

Shirley LeBlanc, age 84, of Austin died Thursday, October 27, 2016 with family by her side.Born Shirley Alice Mueller in St. Louis, Missouri on October 27, 1932, her family moved to Austin where she graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1950. Shirley attended Incarnate Word in San Antonio, but later transfered to and graduated from the Seton Nursing School in 1954. At that time the nurses took...
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Sandra P. Winn

May 26, 1939 - October 27, 2016

Sandra Poole Winn passed away unexpectedly from a stroke on October 27, 2016 in Austin, TX at the age of 77.Sandra, lovingly known as just Sandy, was born on May 26, 1939 in Kingsport, TN to Carl Edward Poole and Bernice Edwards Poole. She attended Coker College in Hartsville, SC and graduated from Maryville College in Maryville, TN in 1961. Sandy married Ronald Eugene Winn in Kingsport, TN on...
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Urlene B. Lee

October 21, 1916 - October 26, 2016

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Sarah Delaine Esquivel

March 28, 1991 - October 23, 2016

Sarah Delaine Esquivel, age 25, was taken tragically from this life and into her savior's arms on Sunday, October 23, 2016. She was born on March 28, 1991 in Austin, Texas to Becky Jo Parker and Edward Ray Esquivel. She graduated from Manor High School, Texas State University and also attended University of Nevada Las Vegas where she worked on her master's degree. Sarah's smile and contagious...
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Ross Edward Hise

November 29, 1932 - October 21, 2016

Ross Edward Hise, 83 years old, of Austin, Texas, peacefully passed away on the morning of October 21st, 2016, after living several years with Alzheimer's. He is survived by his wife Zora Mae Hise, his son Paul Hise (wife Kerry) of Austin, his son Clark Hise (wife Sharon) of Dallas, and his daughter Laura Hise of Laurel, Maryland. His grandchildren are Andrea Whiteside (husband Paul), Eric Hise ...
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Glenn Othello Davis

March 8, 1937 - October 17, 2016

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Joann H. CORNELIUS

July 24, 1928 - October 17, 2016

JoAnn Virginia Hill Cornelius passed away at Temple, Texas on October 17, 2016 at the age of 88. JoAnn was born on July 24, 1928 in Christoval, Texas, in Tom Green County. She was a graduate of Christoval High School on May 15, 1945. After graduation she entered nursing school at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo, TX on July 1, 1945. She was in training there until she met and married H. C. (Bus)...
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Calvin Leroy Crawford

December 9, 1926 - October 17, 2016

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Ola Marie Johnson

April 27, 1923 - October 16, 2016

Ola Marie Doherty Johnson passed away October 16, 2016. She was born April 27, 1923 to Stanford and Esther Doherty in Travis County, Texas.She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister and her husband Wilburn "Red" O. Johnson. She is survived by her sister-in-law Dolores Doherty, one son Malcolm L. Johnson and wife Amy; granddaughters Debra Wagner , Michelle Webb and...
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Henry Allen Chambers

December 14, 1946 - October 11, 2016

Henry Allen Chambers passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas surrounded by family. He was born on December 14, 1946 to SeCallen and Lillian Chambers in Austin, Texas.Henry accepted Christ at an early age at Blacks Memorial Baptist Church. He later united with the Rising Star Baptist Church where he served as a Greeter and Usher.Henry was a product of the Austin Public Schools....
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Charlotte Caroline Anderson

October 10, 2016 - October 10, 2016

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Hilda Mae Naumann Pearson

October 11, 1919 - October 10, 2016

Hilda of Austin died October 10, 2016, one day before her 97th birthday. She loved to travel, dance, solve puzzle books, and play bingo and an occasional "one arm bandit." She also loved her precious poodle, Tina Mae, who passed away October 5, 2016.Hilda was born October 11, 1919 to Bill and Susie Naumann in San Antonio, Texas. Due to complications from Hilda's birth, her mother Susie did not...
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Etta Mae Clark Wallace

April 26, 1928 - October 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Patsy Ann Gordon

August 13, 1932 - October 8, 2016

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Carey Elton Jones

February 23, 1925 - October 8, 2016

Carey Elton Jones passed away on October 8, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 91. He was born on February 23, 1925 to Carey and Ethel Jones. Carey is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Jane; son Bill Jones and wife, Dana of Leander, TX; daughter Martha Garner and husband Sam of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Aubrey and Mollie Jones of Odessa, TX, Travis and Jennifer Jones of Cypress, TX,...
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Lois Irene Cassard

May 28, 1924 - October 8, 2016

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Zilla LaVerne Larson Crow

August 19, 1923 - October 7, 2016

Zilla LaVerne was born feet first at the home of her maternal grandparents, Rufus Ira and Lizzie Lattner Ellis in Edgewood, Texas. Her parents were Grady Leroy and Lilla Dee Ellis Luce of Beaumont, Texas. At the time of her birth, her Dad worked for Bell Telephone Company and as was customary, sent his pregnant wife plus their 3 year old son, Arthur Ellis "Buck" Luce to her parents' home for...
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David George Waite

January 22, 1964 - October 7, 2016

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Dorothy Kathleen Kroll

March 4, 1927 - October 7, 2016

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Jacqueline Harvey Garrett

July 25, 1939 - October 6, 2016

Jacqueline passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 in Virginia Beach, VA after a brief illness. Jacqueline, known by all as Jill, Jill-Pill or Nana was born July 25, 1939, as the second child of John Nolan Harvey, Jr and Mabel Louise Makemson Davis in Austin, TX. She married Jennings A. "Bud" Garrett, Jr on July 11, 1959 and they had two children.Jill graduated from Travis High School in 1957...
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Beatrice Lorean Bradshaw

August 30, 1926 - October 5, 2016

Beatrice Lorean Dodson Bradshaw, 90, of Austin, Texas, passed away October 5, 2016. She was born in Cameron, Texas on August 30, 1926 to Charles and Lillian Dodson. Bea graduated from Rockdale High School and received a certificate from business school.She was married to George Edward Bradshaw on August 15, 1959. Bea worked as a secretary for many years. She was a member of The Church of Christ,...
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Shylioh Angel Desantiago

October 4, 2016 - October 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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William Aubrey Dees

September 7, 1931 - October 3, 2016

William "Bill" Dees died peacefully at his home in Austin, Texas on October 3, 2016 at the age of 85. Bill is survived by his brother, Billy Ray Dees and Shirley of Panama City, FL; Rita (Kubat) Dees of Okeene, OK and their children: Edith Dees of Poland, ME; William Dees, Jr. and Kathy of Austin, TX; and Josephine Dees of Okeene, OK; his granddaughter, Rebecca Thompson and Aaron and...
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Wanda W. Tomme

December 6, 1942 - September 30, 2016

Wanda Kathryn Whitehead Tomme, a lover of the Lord and all children, was called home Friday, September 30, 2016, after a lengthy battle with lymphoma. Born December 6, 1942 in a small humble home in Liberty Hill, Texas, Wanda grew up playing with her many cousins around the big tree in her backyard and swimming in the creek at The Ranch. She lived and loved the simple life. Wanda lived in...
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James Joseph Miller

January 17, 1931 - September 28, 2016

James J. Miller, 85, passed away on September 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas. He was born to Alma Mae and Albert Miller in Del Rio, Texas, on January 17, 1931. In 1948, Jim graduated from Robstown High School and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950, serving three years at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from the University of North Texas and a Master of Social...
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Julia Bell Krogh

July 21, 1921 - September 27, 2016

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Lois Gertrude Moen

May 11, 1922 - September 26, 2016

Lois G Moen, born May 11, 1922 in Colton, Texas, passed away September 26, 2016 in Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Gertrude Kieke, her two brothers and two sisters and her husband Alfred I Moen.She is survived by her two children, Charles R Moen and wife Renee van der Vennet and Carol Ann Moen and partner Thomas Kagle. She is also survived by many nieces and...
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Roger Samuel Beck

December 22, 1931 - September 26, 2016

Roger Samuel Beck, 84, passed away September 26, 2016. He was born on his family farm in Red Rock, Texas December 22, 1931.Roger was raised in the Catholic faith. As an adult he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was ever grateful for the Lord's forgiveness and saving grace. In his later years, he returned to his Catholic roots.He was known for his passion for Western Swing music...
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Lurline Ballard

December 25, 1928 - September 25, 2016

Lurline Ione Kalisky Ballard was born on Christmas day in 1928 to Hertha Thoene Kalisky and Walter Kalisky. She passed away on September 25, 2016. Lurline was raised on a farm in the Niederwald area, sharing a special bond with her mother, Aunt Carla and Uncle Henry. She attended school at Roger's Ranch and Lockhart High School, where she met the love of her life, Neal Ballard. They were...
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James William Parker

October 24, 1929 - September 24, 2016

"James William "Jimmie" Parker, age 86, passed away at his home Saturday morning September 24, 2016. Jimmie was born in Austin, Texas on October 24, 1929 to Harvey and Dora Parker. Jimmie attended Ridge Top Elementary, University Junior High, and Austin High. After serving in the U.S. Navy he met and married the love of his life Doris Mae McAnally on August 12, 1950. He worked and retired...
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Harmon Mallard Harris

May 16, 1927 - September 22, 2016

Harmon M. "Sam" Harris, Jr., aged 89, long-time resident of Houston, Texas, passed away September 22, 2016 in Austin, Texas. He was born in Long Branch, Panola County, Texas, on May 16, 1927 and spent much of his early life in Frankston and Carthage in East Texas. Sam graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur in 1945 and immediately joined the Navy, serving with the Sea Bees on...
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Russell Lee Davis

June 5, 1953 - September 21, 2016

Russ made his entrance into this world in Big Spring on a hot west Texas summer day, the first and only son of Dorothy Hale Davis and J.C. Davis Jr. His first home was on a cotton farm outside Ackerly, but it wasn't long before the Davis family piled into the family station wagon and headed off to settle into life in the big city of Midland.Russ attended school at James Bowie Elementary, but his...
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Eleanor Ann Browder Hooks

July 2, 1921 - September 21, 2016

Eleanor Ann Browder Hooks, of Austin, Texas, at 95 years old, passed away in her sleep to her great reunion Wednesday morning, September 21st. Mrs. Thomas Benton Hooks, Jr., Ann to all she knew and loved was born in Parks Camp, Stevens County, Texas on July 2, 1921. She grew up and met her husband Thomas Benton Hooks, Jr. in Houston, Texas. Ann and Thom married in Houston on October 30, 1944. ...
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Jeanne Pearson Williamson

February 23, 1933 - September 20, 2016

Jeanne May Williamson passed to her Heavenly Home on September 20, 2016 peacefully in her sleep. She was born on the family farm/ranch in Parker County, TX. Early education included grades 1-8 in the one room Wampler Rural School; graduated from Weatherford High School, Weatherford Jr. College where she was Homecoming Queen, and received her B.A. degree from TCU when only 18--taught High School...
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Gary Lee Cook

January 17, 1947 - September 18, 2016

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Virginia L. Thorp

October 21, 1938 - September 18, 2016

Virginia Louise Reveile Thorp born October 21, 1938 went to be with the lord on September 18, 2016. Born to John and Daisy Reveile in Cameron, TX.A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She had a generous and loving heart which touched many lives with her presence. Preceded in death by her parents John and Daisy Reveile her sisters Rosa Lea Mossner, Doris Gilleland, Gladys...
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Cecile Lorene Searcy

June 28, 1926 - September 16, 2016

Cecile Lorene Risinger Tankersley Searcy, of Lampasas, TX, passed to a better life at the age of 90 on September 16, 2016. Lorene resided in Lampasas since 2012 and previously lived in Hext, TX. She joins in death her first husband, Guy Tankersley, her son Guy Tankersley, Jr. and her second husband Elmo Searcy.Lorene is survived by her sister Maxine Bailey (Lampasas, TX) and June Ford (Wylie,...
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James Arthur Parlin

August 2, 1964 - September 15, 2016

James Parlin, 52, of Austin, Texas, passed away on September 15, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.He was born in Austin, Texas on August 2, 1967 to Richard and Mary Parlin. James attended McCallum High School. He married Sarah F. Parlin on February 27, 1993. They were married for 23 years. James worked at Parlin Painting, which he opened in 2011. He was a member of Northwest Baptist where he...
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Crystal Dawn Marie Kathleen Sutherland

June 4, 1969 - September 15, 2016

Crystal Dawn Marie Kathleen Sutherland was born in Pacoima Hospital, Los Angeles, California on June 4th, 1969. Crystal spent her childhood in California, Oregon, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington State, Germany, Spain, Turkey, and Italy. She graduated in 1987 from Torrejon American High School in Madrid, Spain. After graduation she joined the U.S. Army and served two years active duty, six years...
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Orlando F. Ray

October 28, 1925 - September 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Stephen Graham Bruce

December 16, 1947 - September 11, 2016

Stephen Graham Bruce, age 68, died peacefully on September 11, 2016 in his home in Austin, Texas of brain cancer. He was born December 16, 1947 in Orange, Texas to Judge Graham Bruce and Mary Anderson Bruce. He was happily married to Dena Blain of Beaumont, Texas for 30 years until her death in 2007. He and Dena raised their daughters, Clara Wood and Melissa Pyle.He is survived by daughter...
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Ann Elizabeth Parsons

December 28, 1935 - September 8, 2016

Ann Parsons Marsh passed away on September 8, 2016 at the age of 80 years old in San Antonio, TX. She passed away from a long battle with heart disease.Ann was born in Cameron, TX while her parents Audie Gilbert and Newton Gilbert, were visiting her maternal grandparents. She was born in their home on December 28, 1935. The original homestead was one league of land granted and recorded in Texas...
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Bill J. Kirk

December 31, 1925 - September 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Edith Mary Balusek

January 11, 1922 - September 7, 2016

Edith Mary BalusekEdith Mary Balusek, 94, of Dallas, TX, passed away September 7, 2016 from natural causes. She was born in Granger, TX on January 11, 1922 to Joe and Bertha Machala. Edith lived her life as a loving wife and homemaker prior to her husband's passing, then a housekeeper for a family in Austin, TX. Her passion was cooking, baking and taking care of others.Edith was predeceased by...
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Doris Carlson Baker

December 30, 1932 - September 6, 2016

Doris Pillans Carlson Baker entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior, on September 6, 2016, after a recent illness. She was born December 30, 1932 in Atwell, Texas.She was preceded in death by her parents S. S. Sr and Elnora Pillans, sister Maidie Digby, brothers Howard, Lawrence, Mack and S. S. Jr; husbands Earl Carlson and Buck Baker, niece Barbara Pillans, nephew Donnie Pillans and...
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Wilburn Leonard Friesenhahn

October 18, 1932 - September 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Amir Abdul-Khaliq

April 24, 1970 - September 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Robert Lee Jenkins

May 17, 1947 - September 4, 2016

Robert "Jay" Jenkins, age 69, of Georgetown, Texas, transitioned Sunday, September 4, 2016. Jay was born on May 17, 1947 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Rosie and Robert Jenkins. He was married to the love of his life, Sharrion, for thirty one years. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for thirty years before retiring in May 1994. While in the military, Jay received many decorations, medals,...
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