Our Obituaries

Refugio Acosta Hernandez

July 4, 1930 - January 9, 2018

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Don Ray Swenson

July 29, 1934 - January 9, 2018

Don Swenson passed away peacefully on January 9, 2018 in Austin, Texas after a long, heroic battle with cancer. He was 83 years old. In the days preceding his death, he was surrounded by loving family and friends. On July 29, 1934 in the Swedish farming community of Kimbro, Texas, Don Lynn Ray Swenson was born prematurely at home to Ivar Theodore Swenson and Eunice Hildegard Swenson; he was an...
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Sylvan A. Blaschke

November 10, 1942 - January 7, 2018

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Richard Lynn Walthall

November 2, 1949 - January 6, 2018

Richard Lynn Walthall was born on November 2, 1949 in Waldo, AR, to J.M. Walthall and Selma Mae Reeves Walthall. He went home to be with his Lord on January 6, 2018. Lynn is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ellen "Summer" Walthall, three daughters Morgan Sanders (Kyle Sanders) of Round Rock, TX, Casie Britt (Levi Britt) of Abilene, TX, and Jessie Walthall of Austin, TX, two granddaughters...
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Steven Craig Martin

May 27, 1949 - January 4, 2018

Steven Craig Martin, age 68, passed away on January 4, 2018.Steve was born on May 27, 1949 in Wichita, Kansas to parents Richard and June Lauterbach Martin. He graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1971 with a degree in Business Administration. He also earned an associate degree from Oklahoma State Tech in shoe, boot, and saddle making. He owned Rowell's Shoe Service in Austin for more...
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Adele Marie Webb

August 17, 1935 - January 1, 2018

Adele Marie Colley Webb, age 82, passed away on January 1, 2018. She was born in Calhoun County, MS, on August 17, 1935, to Jesse W. and Martha (Mattie) E. Colley. She graduated in 1953 from Ellard High School, where she was valedictorian and Homecoming Queen. She attended Miller-Hawkins Business College in Memphis, TN, and worked for Jones-Beal Inc. cotton brokerage. On September 30, 1954,...
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Mikal Malik

March 17, 1946 - December 31, 2017

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Rodney Claire Floutz

June 27, 1945 - December 31, 2017

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Clay Brewer

August 11, 1976 - December 30, 2017

Clay Brewer, 41, passed away on December 30, 2017. He is a native Austinite born to John and Linda Brewer. In his youth he enjoyed skateboarding, tennis, and bowling. Over the course of his life he developed a love for music and outdoors. He had an adventurous spirit which led him to Hawaii. He spent his free time camping, fishing, and tending to plants and landscaping. He is survived by his...
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Clay Calvin Brewer

August 11, 1976 - December 30, 2017

Clay Brewer, 41, passed away on December 30, 2017. He is a native Austinite born to John and Linda Brewer. In his youth he enjoyed skateboarding, tennis, and bowling. Over the course of his life he developed a love for music and outdoors. He had an adventurous spirit which led him to Hawaii. He spent his free time camping, fishing, and tending to plants and landscaping. He is survived by his...
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Dorothy Faye Hopkins

August 30, 1923 - December 29, 2017

Dorothy Brown Hopkins of Coppell and Austin, Texas was born August 30th 1923 in Eastland, Texas. She passed away Friday December 29th, 2017. Dot, as many of her friends knew her, was the daughter of Paul and Kitty Lou Brown, who predeceased her. She is also predeceased by husbands: Elton Brownshadel and Robert Hopkins. She married Robert Hopkins and went on to have 8 children. Robert passed in...
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LaTanya Latrice Titus

June 29, 1975 - December 28, 2017

La Tanya Latrice Titus entered in this life June 29, 1975 to parents Wilbert Lamar Titus and Lillie Mae Reese. La Tanya's mother preceded her in death. Since the age of 3, her grandmother Bertha Reese (deceased) raised her and led her to Christ alongside her aunt, Betty Reese (deceased). She became a member of St. Stephen's Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Robert Walker, Sr. She...
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Eugene Daniel Syrinek

October 28, 1928 - December 28, 2017

Eugene Daniel Syrinek (10/28/28-12/28/17)Eugene Daniel Syrinek, fondly known as Gene or Papa Gene, was born on October 28, 1928 in Flatonia, Texas to Charles and Catherine Bartos Syrinek. He graduated from Flatonia High School in 1946 where he had formed the first football team at Flatonia High School and was the last surviving member of that team. While in high school, Gene worked on a ranch...
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Joshua Allen Brent

July 1, 1990 - December 28, 2017

Joshua Allen Brent was born July 1, 1990 in Austin, Texas. Josh entered the heavenly gates to begin his forever journey with God on December 28, 2017 at the age of 27. He grew up in Austin and Pflugerville. Josh is survived by his loving parents, Robert and Becky Brent, his grandparents, Bessie Davis, Shirley Brent and Bob Brent Jr., as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and close family friends...
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Helen Breese Nibouar

June 6, 1921 - December 28, 2017

Helen Lucile Breese Nibouar passed away peacefully on December 28th 2017 in the presence of her loving son and daughter. Helen was born on June 6th 1921 in Washington County, Oklahoma. She was the second daughter of Franklin Edwin Breese and Pearl Harding Breese. She spent her childhood in Oklahoma and was a graduate of Ramona High School where she played forward on their state championship...
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Kaye Smith Berry

August 23, 1942 - December 27, 2017

Kaye Smith Berry passed away gracefully, surrounded by family on December 27th, 2017, after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in this struggle and ultimately gave her peace.Born Linda Kay Smith on August 23rd, 1942 in Amarillo, Texas, Kaye fondly remembered her childhood as "perfect." In typical fashion, she...
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David Glenn Cooke

November 15, 1924 - December 27, 2017

David Glenn Cooke Jr., 93, a fourth-generation Austinite, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2017, surrounded by family. Glenn was born on November 15, 1924, at the old Seton Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, David G. Cooke Sr. and Sarah Parmele Cooke, as well as his son Robert. Glenn took great pride in his Central Texas heritage; he loved to tell stories of adventures with...
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William S. Knight

February 9, 1957 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Marie Antoinette Dechant

July 30, 1960 - December 25, 2017

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Adeline M. Stewart

September 21, 1937 - December 25, 2017

Adeline was born and raised on a farm near Fredericksburg. She and her parents moved to town when she was 13 years old. She attended and graduated from St. Mary's School in 1955. She moved to Austin in 1962 (Ken was away in the Army). Adeline and Ken met upon his discharge in 1964. The Knight of Columbus Council 1017 had a young adults club and that is where they met and after dating for 18...
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Arthur Lee Moore

November 6, 1955 - December 23, 2017

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Sara Nell Gray

September 28, 1935 - December 22, 2017

Sara Nell Gray, age 82 of Austin, passed away on Friday December 22, 2017 at The Heritage, Assisted Living, Austin Texas.Sara was born on September 28, 1935 in Henderson, Texas, a daughter of Frank and Nina (Pressly) Gray.Sara attended Henderson High School, Kilgore College and The University of Texas.Sara had a passion for dancing as a Kilgore College Rangerette and as a member of the Austin...
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George Fred Green

September 6, 1944 - December 20, 2017

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Charles Hill

July 14, 1934 - December 20, 2017

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Byron Kenney Whitehead

March 17, 1946 - December 18, 2017

Byron Kenney Whitehead died Monday, December 18th, 2017 at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas following a brief illness. Kenney is preceded in death by his parents Ina "Girlie" and Fred B. Sr.; and his two brothers: Fred. B. Jr. and Glenn. He is survived by his brother Fred's widow Barbara, his niece, Elizabeth Whitehead Chappell, and his newly discovered nephew Andy Abbott.Kenney was...
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John Fitz Cissell

March 17, 1932 - December 17, 2017

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Pamela Joyce Hill

October 22, 1931 - December 17, 2017

Pam Hill passed away at home with her family, 17 Dec 2017. She was preceded by her husband of 56 years Gary V. Hill. Pam leaves 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Pam, was born in Colkirk, in Norfolk England and is survived by two younger sisters the closest being Ms. Marion Blythe of Fakenham Norfolk. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017...
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John Foster Matthews

September 19, 1923 - December 16, 2017

John Matthews, 94, passed away on December 16, 2017 in Austin, TX. John was born on September 19, 1923 in Austin, TX to John Tillman Matthews and Pearl Mary Foster Matthews. He graduated from S. F. Austin High School in 1943. John was a great man and a loving father. He married Joanne Louise Meurer Matthews on April 22, 1954. John was a social, active man who was deeply involved in the community...
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Lorraine Emilia Davis

October 20, 1917 - December 16, 2017

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Eleanor Patricia Picard

August 24, 1939 - December 15, 2017

Our beloved Eleanor Patricia Picard, age 78, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, December 15, 2017. Eleanor worked as the Assistant to Director of Geophysics at the University of Texas in Austin for over 33 years. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Helen (Hogan) Lahti; and her brother Lloyd Lahti. She is survived by the love of her life, her husband, Robert of...
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Jack Taylor Brown

April 1, 1928 - December 15, 2017

Jack Taylor Brown passed away peacefully on December 15, 2017 in the presence of his loving family. Jack was born April 1, 1928 in Eastland, Texas, the youngest of five children of Paul and Kittie Lou Brown. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1949 with a degree in Civil Engineering, where he met and married Betty, his wife of 67 years. The father of six sons and two...
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David Ellsworth Greene

November 8, 1934 - December 14, 2017

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Horacio Ramon Ferran

September 6, 1949 - December 12, 2017

Obituary of Horacio Ramon Ferran Horacio Ramon Ferran (Francois), age 68, passed away on December 12, 2017 in Woodland Park, Colorado.Horacio was born on September 6, 1949 in Mexico City to parents Maria Eugenia Arroyo and Horacio Ramon Ferran. He attended military school in Mexico City and the University of California in Los Angeles. He worked as an architect for 45 years and owned his own...
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Narward Hartman

July 27, 1954 - December 12, 2017

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Jo Ann Aaron

June 8, 1934 - December 12, 2017

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Jason Emmett Peters

April 9, 1968 - December 11, 2017

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Charles B. Croft

November 10, 1927 - December 11, 2017

CHARLES B. CROFT, FAIA Charles Benjamin Croft (Chuck) was born in Enid, Oklahoma on the tenth of November, 1927, to Esther Lewis and Glenn W. Croft. He moved to northeast Texas at the age of five and spent the rest of his youth in the booming East Texas oil field, mostly in a Sinclair Oil camp near Wright City. Chuck attended the famous Gaston School where he lettered in five sports. He...
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Charliss Archer Cabe

February 18, 1950 - December 10, 2017

On December 10th, 2017, we said goodbye to Charliss Archer Cabe after a brief and unexpected battle with Leukemia. One would have to look long and hard to find another person so quintessentially Austin as Charliss. Born on February 18, 1950, to Charlie and Lois Archer, Charliss came from a family that traces its roots to the founding fathers of the State of Texas, and its own history is...
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Sylvia Sue Honeycutt

October 24, 1936 - December 8, 2017

Sylvia Sue Honeycutt went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 8, 2017. Born on October 24, 1936, in Dallas, Texas, she was baptized and confirmed at Highland Park United Methodist Church. After graduating from from Highland Park High School in 1955, Sylvia attended the University of Texas where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. While in college, she met her husband Kenneth...
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Peter Augustus Lamy

December 15, 1940 - December 7, 2017

Peter Augustus Lamy peacefully passed away on December 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas, due to complications from a fall he sustained 7 months prior. He was 76.Peter was born on December 15, 1940 in Sedalia, MO to Pierre and Eileen Lamy. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Peter married Lucille Prus and moved to Austin in 1981 to focus his professional...
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Erich L. Pahl

June 22, 1943 - December 7, 2017

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Lillian M. Cobb

November 12, 1915 - December 6, 2017

Lillian M. Cobb, age 102, passed away on December 6, 2017, in Baylor Scott and White Hospital, Round Rock following a short illness.Lillian was born on November 12, 1915 in Brady, Texas, to parents Pat McShan and Myrtle Parker McShan. She graduated from Brady High School.Lillian was a caring and nurturing woman. While she never had children of her own, she was a mother figure to many. She married...
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Sophia Marie Quejada Giere

December 5, 2017 - December 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Kim Xuan Ngoc Vo

January 19, 1949 - December 3, 2017

With endless love and remembrance, we regret to inform that Kim-Xuan Ngoc Vo, 69, peacefully passed on December 3rd, 2017. She died at home in Austin, TX, surrounded by family and friends.She was born on January 19, 1949 in Saigon, Vietnam. KimXuan enjoyed helping others and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a spiritual individual, involved in temple activities, and...
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Edward Jerome Loeve

May 6, 1932 - December 3, 2017

Edward Jerome Loeve, age 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 3, 2017. He was a loving and devoted husband. Father of four, grandfather of eight and a friend to many. He lived a life full of service to his family, his Catholic faith and community and will be greatly missed. Edward was born to Henry and Mary Loeve of Granger, Texas on May 6, 1932 and the youngest of six...
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Yvonne Schieffer

December 16, 1923 - December 2, 2017

Yvonne Jannette Schieffer passed away peacefully on December 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was born to Harry and Zillah Maule Jannette on December 16, 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her family lived in Canada and Florida before settling in Dallas, Texas. Yvonne graduated from Highland Park High School and was a proud alumna of Southern Methodist University. Yvonne moved to Austin, Texas where...
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Edward Douglas Duffey

May 20, 1941 - December 2, 2017

Edward "Doug" Duffey passed away peacefully in his home in Austin, TX on December 2, 2017 at the age of 76. He was surrounded by family and loved ones. Doug waged a long and courageous battle with cancer, and was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. Doug is survived by his wife, Susan; his children Theresa, Mike, Cindi, Kristi, and Scott; his grandchildren Courtney, Hayden, Jennifer, Carly...
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Donna Gail Dagar

February 15, 1949 - December 2, 2017

On remembering Donna Winters DagarSurrounded by her children, Donna Winters Dagar, completed her life journey on December 2, 2017.Donna Winters Dagar was born in Oceanside, New York to William (Bill) and Lucie Helton Winters. The family was one of the first families to settle in Levittown. She grew up in a typical Long Island home with parents who furnished her with opportunities to hone her...
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Martha Risdon Moore

June 30, 1950 - December 1, 2017

Martha Day (Tish) Risdon Moore, 67, of Austin, TX, daughter of Dr. Edward Day and Francis Risdon, of Alexandria, VA, was born June 30, 1950. Martha went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 1, 2017 surrounded with love from her family. Martha graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School and furthered her education at Virginia Intermont College. She went on to work on Capitol Hill where she met...
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William Eugene Craker

August 24, 1966 - November 29, 2017

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Kendred A. Tolson

February 9, 1958 - November 26, 2017

And God shall wipe away all the tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.Revelations 21:4Kendred Arthur Tolson was born in Fort Worth, TX on February 9, 1958 and passed away on November 26, 2017. He was a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Academy and has acquired many...
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Jeanette Joseph Burkett

January 8, 1929 - November 25, 2017

Jeanette Joseph Burkett (Gautier)Jeanette Joseph Burkett (Gautier), age 88, passed away on November 25, 2017, at her home in Austin, Texas.Jeanette was born on January 8, 1929 in Austin, Texas and was the youngest child of Salem Ghaleb Joseph and Fronia Saab Joseph who immigrated to the U.S. from Lebanon in 1906. She grew up in downtown Austin where her family owned and operated businesses on...
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Harry Boerm

November 24, 1929 - November 24, 2017

Boerm, Harry of Bastrop, Texas. Died November 23, 2017 on his 88th birthday. Harry was born in Karnes City, Texas on November 23, 1929 to Henry and Clara (Tieman) Boerm. Harry is survived by many nieces, nephews and other loving family members. The funeral service for Harry will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Colonial Chapel of Cook Walden Funeral Home in Austin, Texas....
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Reiko M. Bjornson

September 13, 1931 - November 23, 2017

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Yeganeh Zaltash Ghodsi

March 31, 1959 - November 23, 2017

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Cecilia Perales Harvey

December 18, 1935 - November 22, 2017

In the memory of Cecilia Perales HarveyCecilia was born on December 18, 1935 in Luling, Texas. Her parents were Pedro Perales Sr. and Ursula Estrada Perales. Cecilia was raised in Luling, Texas. Cecilia grew up with four other siblings, Rita, Mary, Pedro Jr., and Gloria Perales.Cecilia married Emilio Villarreal Sr., and had three sons, Emilo Villarreal Jr., David Steve Villarreal Sr., and...
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Thomas B. NOWLIN

August 18, 1924 - November 22, 2017

Thomas B. Nowlin Tom Nowlin, 93, passed away on November 22, 2017. Tom was born in Florence, Texas on August 18, 1924. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946. He lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for 25 years. He retired from Electrical Workers Locals #357 after working there for 25 years. He married Dorothy Peterson in 1949. After retirement they moved to live in Austin, Texas. They shared 57...
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Bernard Randolph Freeland

September 6, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Bernard Randolph Freeland of Austin, Texas and formerly from Bellaire, Texas passed away peacefully Sunday November 19, 2017 at the age of 100. He was born in Monumental, West Virginia the youngest of four children to Enoch Randolph and Alice Freeland. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941 where he eventually became a navigator of a B-24. Bernie flew in 13 missions over Italy. After the...
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Mari Frances Wylie

May 19, 1952 - November 19, 2017

Mari Frances Wylie of Austin, TX, 65, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017.Mari Carpenter was born May 19, 1952 in Colby, Kansas. She was the oldest of six children and graduated Colby High School in 1970. She married Don Nye and earned her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Kansas. Her daughter, Tara, was born in 1971 and her son, Donovan, was born in 1976. The family moved to...
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Scott Darren Latulippe

May 6, 1976 - November 17, 2017

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Oliver Randolph Johnson

January 22, 1924 - November 17, 2017

Oliver Randolph Johnson was born January 22, 1924 in Manor, Tx. He was reunited with the love of his life, Mable, on November 17, 2017 at the age of 93.He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Hulda Johnson; his wife of 55 years, Mable, in 2002; brothers Carl, Marvin and Lyndon; sisters Ruby Patton, Gladys Manchaca, and Helen Holland; and son-in-law Patrick Roth.Oliver is survived by...
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Nancy Ann Looney

September 14, 1924 - November 16, 2017

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David English Smith

June 9, 1920 - November 15, 2017

David English Smith, Jr., M.D died on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his home in Austin, Texas from complications of cancer.He is survived by his three children: Ann S. Elbert, of Austin, TX; David B. Smith (Jane) of Dallas, TX; and Marrie Smith of Dallas, TX; four grandchildren: Jennifer Fudge (Adrian) of Austin, TX, Michael Elbert (Mary) of Lynn Haven, FL, Steven Elbert of Lake Jackson, TX;...
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Alice Marie Bridges

March 18, 1923 - November 14, 2017

Alice Marie Brown Bridges, age 94, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 14, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was born to Fritz and Louise Zwerneman on March 18, 1923 in Lexington, Texas. She was baptized on April 8, 1923 by Pastor W. Mueller and confirmed at St. Peters in Lincoln, TX in 1936.She touched the lives of so many...
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Jackson Charles Graves

April 17, 1990 - November 14, 2017

Jackson Charles GravesApril 17, 1990 - November 14, 2017Jackson was 27 when he left us. He had a life of struggle and achievement. He was a good dad to his son Jaden, and the sound of those two laughing together while hanging out would make anyone smile.He loved rap music and would trade music with his friends and write to their beats. He loved his friends, too many to mention. He was a caring...
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Faye Elena BARNES

April 27, 1930 - November 12, 2017

Faye Elena Deane Barnes went to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 12, 2017. Surrounded by the family who adored her, she passed away peacefully at home after living an active and fulfilling life as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and wife to her loved ones. She loved her husband, Thomas 'Buddy' Barnes, for his kindness and patience. He was her friend and companion for 66 years. Faye...
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Jackson Scott Latulippe

June 7, 2003 - November 11, 2017

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Nancy Marie Latulippe

November 26, 1978 - November 11, 2017

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James A. Cooley

October 9, 1951 - November 11, 2017

On November 11, 2017 James A. Cooley II of Austin lost his valiant battle with cancer at the age of 58. He is survived by his wife Darcey Elaine, daughter Jennifer "Toto" Marie, and by grandkids James Matthew and Victoria Rose, as well as his loyal hounds Holly the basset and Bailey the deagle. He is also survived by his parents James R. and Suzanne, as well as by his brother Steve, sisters Vicky...
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Bill B. Glover

November 18, 1930 - November 11, 2017

Dr Bill Glover was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico to Frank Glover and Ruby Reed on November 18, 1930. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 11, 2017. He is survived by his dear wife of 37 years, Barbara Glover. He is also survived by his children, Brad and Wendy Glover, Justin and Karen Glover, Steve Robisheaux, Randy and Lori Robisheaux, Kelly and Gary Miller, and Trey...
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Wilford R. Swinney

October 7, 1922 - November 11, 2017

Wilford Reed Swinney of Austin, Texas passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Wil was 95 years of age.Wil was born on October 7, 1922 in Austin, Texas. He spent 6 years in the United States Navy and enjoyed sharing those experiences with friends and family. One of his favorite pastimes was flying small prop airplanes around central Texas. This is how he courted his soon to be wife, Theresa...
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Melvin Ozias Sawyer

October 28, 1927 - November 10, 2017

Melvin Ozias Sawyer went to be with the Lord on Friday November 10, 2017, at the age of 90. Born in Florence, Texas, on October 28, 1927, Melvin was the son of Elmer and Clara (Daniel) Sawyer. After graduating from Florence High School in 1945, he entered the army and served 8 months in Korea. After moving to Austin in 1948, he began a career in construction work spanning 41 years, which...
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Faez Najib Wehbe

January 1, 1921 - November 9, 2017

Faez Najib Wehbe, was called to heaven on November 9, 2017 at Dell Seton Hospital, Austin Texas, surrounded by his nine children. Faez was born in El Menieh, Lebanon on Janurary 1, 1921. He was the oldest of six children born to Najib and Jamilee Wehbe. He was a prominent business man in Lebanon, where he lived a great portion of his life. His heart and soul brought him to Austin, Texas in 1991,...
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Willie Bedford

July 3, 1930 - November 7, 2017

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Frederick Henry Pape

February 4, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Frederick Henry Pape, age 88, passed away on November 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Frederick was born on February 4, 1929 in Evanston, Illinois to Paul Robert Pape and Elizabeth Florence Massmann Pape. Fred grew up in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood and graduated from Loyola Academy and Loyola University of Chicago. Majoring in philosophy, he graduated in 1949. He married Geraldine Margaret...
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Dora Lee Brooks

August 5, 1929 - November 5, 2017

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Eugene Louis Langenfeld

October 1, 1926 - November 3, 2017

Eugene Louis Langenfeld died November 3, 2017. Geno, as he was known to friends and family, was born October 1, 1926 in Port Huron, Michigan, to Joseph Langenfeld, a railroad man, and Kathryn Langenfeld, a Saint of a woman. At age 15 he left home with his buddies to travel the country, soon thereafter enlisting in the U.S. Navy and serving as a Gunner's Mate aboard the LSM 466 in the Asiatic...
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Bobby Earl Wampler

March 15, 1937 - November 3, 2017

Bobby Earl Wampler (Bob)Bobby Earl Wampler (Bob) died peacefully in his sleep Friday morning. He and his wife of 42 years, Verda Mae Kennemer Hale Wampler were residents of the Belmont Village Senior Living Center in Austin. Bob had been suffering from a long term illness, but had lived productively up until the last eighteen months. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Earl G. Wampler and...
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Rosa Lillian Drosche

January 21, 1921 - November 1, 2017

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Lillian Lillian Drosche

January 21, 1921 - November 1, 2017

Rosa Lillian Drosche, 96, passed away November 1, 2017. Lillian was born January 2, 1921 to Walter Lee and Bertha Delvige McFarlin. She married A.O. (Dee) Drosche on July 2, 1937. They shared 31 years of happiness until his death. Their union was blessed with 4 children: Dawn Delphine, Keith Dee, Nelda Joan and Rita Jean. Lillian became a Christian at the age of 15 and taught Sunday School...
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Gayle Grimmer Harrell

October 13, 1938 - November 1, 2017

Gayle Grimmer Harrell, a longtime resident of Austin, TX, passed away on November 1, 2017. She was a member of Saint Francis Anglican Church. Gayle leaves to cherish her memory husband Keith, son Greg, daughter Tanya and many friends. She would like to be remembered, not mourned. Donations may be made in her honor to Saint Francis Anglican Church, 3401 Oak Crest Drive, Austin, TX 78727.
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James Graham Upton

March 7, 1941 - October 31, 2017

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Reginald Smith

April 6, 1954 - October 30, 2017

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Peggy Gray Townsend

January 26, 1923 - October 27, 2017

TOWNSEND Margaret Ruth 'Peggy' Gray Wilson____________________________________________________________________________________Margaret Ruth 'Peggy' Gray (1923-2017) was born in Wichita Falls, Texas to Maggie Davidson (1897-1979) and Herbert Scott Gray (1894-1977) on Friday, January 26, 1923. She passed away peacefully on Friday, October 27, 2017 in the company of family, at St. David's North...
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Sheri Elise Weaver Mitchell

September 20, 1960 - October 25, 2017

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Chester T. Shelton

September 27, 1950 - October 23, 2017

Chester Thomas "Tommy" Shelton of Georgetown, Texas, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017. He was born in Austin, Texas in 1950. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Steve and Marion Elizabeth Shelton. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Marilyn; sons, Thomas Shelton and wife Katie of Pflugerville and Kevin Shelton and wife Caroline of Lakeway; daughters, Melanie Romer...
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Delta Glee Waterman

February 24, 1915 - October 22, 2017

Delta Glee Waterman, beloved wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully October 22, 2017, at the age of 102. She was known for her outgoing nature, friendliness, sense of humor, deep faith and love of family.Born Delta Glee Follette on February 24, 1915 to Fred and Fern Follette, she grew up with five brothers and one sister in Vale, South Dakota. On a trip to...
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Barbara Inez West

May 3, 1943 - October 21, 2017

Barbara Inez West (Pervier), age 74 of San Marcos, Texas passed away due to natural causes on October 21, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Born May 3, 1943 to her Father Charles Clayton Pervier and Mother Mary Francis Pervier (Case). She was raised in San Antonio, Texas where she graduated High School and then attended Lubbock Christian College. While attending college she met and fell in love with...
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Janice Hardy Boyd

June 9, 1941 - October 21, 2017

Janice Boyd, 76, died on Saturday, October 21 in Austin. She believed that well-informed and questioning citizens were the bedrock of democracy and worked throughout her life in public education, first as a teacher and then an as administrator with the Texas Education Agency.Her daughter Sarah Boyd and her husband Donald Boyd, both of Austin, survive her. She was preceded in death by her...
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Jean E. Bunge

August 28, 1931 - October 21, 2017

Jean Bunge (Evans), age 86, passed away on October 21, 2017 in Austin, TX.Jean was born August 28, 1931 in Wichita Falls, TX to parents Arthur Evans and Ibbie (Martin) Evans. She graduated from Austin High School in 1948. She worked for the IRS from 1962 to 1992 where she achieved the position of Problem Resolution Section Chief for the Examination Division in Austin district.Jean was a loving...
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Charlotte Etta Wagh

February 25, 1923 - October 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Christopher Michael Sachs

June 30, 1952 - October 19, 2017

Christopher Michael Sachs, 65, died October 19th in a tragic boating accident. An outgoing and colorful man of varied interests, Chris maintained a devotion to and affection for his family and friends throughout his life. He never met a stranger. He collected and cherished friends everywhere he went.Born and raised in Hanover, NH, he graduated from Hanover High School in 1970 and prior to...
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Charley Charles Clare

July 22, 1927 - October 19, 2017

Irwin Charles "Charley" Clare, 90, of Austin passed away on October 19, 2017. Charley was born on July 22, 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky to Irwin Charles Clare Sr. and Lillian Belle Hunter. As a child he lived in Youngstown, Ohio and Baltimore, Maryland before the family settled in Wilmington, Delaware. Charley forged his identity early on as a strong personality who thought his own thoughts and...
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Ralph Allen Mullins

May 14, 1961 - October 18, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Ralph Allen Mullins announces his passing after a brief illness on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the age of 56 years old. Ralph will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Natalie Mullins; his son, Jack Mullins and his wife Caitlyn; his stepchildren, Corey Crone and his wife Eva, and Ashley Crone; his mother Elizabeth "Ann" Mullins and...
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Ismael Ponce

December 18, 1949 - October 17, 2017

Ismael Ponce, age 67, passed away on October 17th, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Ismael was born on December 18th, 1949 in Harlingen, TX to parents Jose Garcia and Teodora Ortiz. In 1985, he moved to Austin, TX and accepted a position as a purchaser at Texas National Guard, where he worked for more than 30 years.Ismael was a great man and a loving father. He was married and he had 2 children and he...
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Carl Edward Law

September 26, 1926 - October 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Rolene J. Tefft

May 30, 1931 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Angelina Falcon Villarreal

October 15, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Julius Henry Shooter

September 23, 1955 - October 11, 2017

SHOOTER, J.H.Age 62, of Del Valle, passed away October 11, 2017. Shooter was never one to pass up telling a good story, going fishing or enjoying a good southern meal. Shooter was a kind soul and his friendship will be missed by many. Service will be held October 21, 2017 at 2:30 at Cook Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752. To share condolences with the family, please...
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Blandina Hedwig Marx

July 16, 1929 - October 10, 2017

Blandina Hattie Mersiovsky was born in Walburg, Texas, July 16, 1929 to Louise Bethke and Max Mersiovsky and was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Walburg.She married Alfred Marx of Thorndale, Texas, November 10, 1957. She and Alfred farmed in Thorndale and then moved to Austin in 1960 where they worked for 37 years for the University of Texas. After she retired, she did child...
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