Our Obituaries

Erna Robertson

September 25, 1920 - August 22, 2016

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Joseph Denton Butts

January 12, 1923 - August 19, 2016

Joe Butts passed away peacefully in his home on August 19th 2016, in Austin, Texas at the age of 93. Joe is survived by Darliene his loving wife of 66 years and their four children, Linda Fox, Claudia Butts Biel (spouse Dr. William Biel, Jr.), Joe Butts Jr. and Sharon Butts. Joseph Butts was born in rural Mississippi near Vicksburg on January 12, 1923 to Redden Alfred Butts and Emma McFerron...
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Dorothy Mae Lawson

January 5, 1927 - August 19, 2016

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Gayle Ragland

March 27, 1925 - August 19, 2016

Billie Gayle Leggett Ragland was born March 27, 1925, in Abilene, Texas, the daughter of Mack and Fannie Leggett. She grew up in the Abilene area, and spent many years working as a bookkeeper with Sisco Grocery Corporation. On November 9, 1950, she married Edwin Eugene Ragland and she had two daughters, Mary Jane and Rebecca Gayle. She was a fun-loving and devoted wife, mother, "grandmom", ...
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Lydia T. Peña

August 30, 1935 - August 18, 2016

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Dicke Wayne Patterson

August 28, 1946 - August 18, 2016

Dicke Wayne Patterson passed away on August 18, 2016, ten days shy of his 70th birthday. He was born in Knox City, Texas to Boyd Wayne and Vera Nance Patterson. He graduated from Munday High School in 1964 and attended Sul Ross University where he was a research assistant in the biology department, focusing on native plants in the area.Dicke owned and operated North Lamar Evergreen Nursery for...
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Deborah Ann McDermott

September 24, 1952 - August 18, 2016

Deborah Ann McDermott, age 63, went to be with our Lord on August 18, 2016, in Georgetown, Texas. Deborah (who was also known as Debbie) is survived by her son Thomas (Tommy) V. McDermott; of Georgetown; her parents Vincent and Gertrude Ricci; brothers Domenic, Vincent, and Nicholas Ricci, and sister Rosemarie Ricci, all of Massachusetts; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and...
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Christopher Lee Henry

October 14, 2006 - August 17, 2016

On August 17, 2016, Christopher Lee Henry died in an unfortunate accident. Our beloved "Stopher" is survived by his loving mother Amanda and his sister Beth Henry, Stepdad Carl Bergey, Grandparents Ron and Belinda Webb, Uncle Jacob Henry, Aunt Maura, Uncle Mike, cousins Makayla and Maddie Rivera, Father Sean Henry, baby brother Liam and many more loving relatives.This budding chess champ,...
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Efrain Rodriguez Esquivel

October 1, 1980 - August 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Marian Hello Romero

February 19, 1929 - August 12, 2016

Marian Hello-Romero, 87, of Austin Texas went home to be with the Lord on August 12, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents Tofie and Frances Hello; brothers Lee, Bill, Mike and sister Margaret Hello; also by her grandson SSgt Wayne Porter (USA).She is survived by her 9 children, 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.Marian worked for MHMR for 25 years....
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Douglass Marcel Rogers

August 12, 1925 - August 11, 2016

Douglass Marcel Rogers was born in 1925 in Albany, WI. He spent most of his childhood in Oberlin, OH, where his father taught for many years at Oberlin College. In high-school, he played in an award-winning clarinet quartet. He also played amateur jazz piano, saxophone and Spanish guitar. After high-school, in 1943, he was drafted into the Navy. He served as a sonar-man on convoy duty in the...
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Louis Guzman Guerrero

December 5, 1934 - August 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Robert Henry Houssiere

March 20, 1951 - August 9, 2016

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Dorothy H. Cochran

April 7, 1920 - August 8, 2016

Dorothy "Dot" Cochran passed away August 8, 2016 after a prolonged battle against aging... She was 96.Born April 7, 1920 in Calvert City, Kentucky, to George and Sarah Humprey, Dorothy and her 12 siblings were raised in a rural setting with a love of the outdoors. After moving to Paducah, KY she met and married Herman "Sox" Cochran in 1939 who became a Minister of Music in...
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Nicholas Richard Tomasulo

March 5, 1969 - August 8, 2016

Nicholas (Nick) Richard Tomasulo was born in Austin, TX on March 5, 1969 and he passed away on August 8, 2016. He graduated from Georgetown High School. He is survived by his mother Sherri Tomasulo, his twin brother Marc and wife Sandy, his sisters Kiz and husband Scott Malin and Lydia Verosky, his nephews Dylan and Justin Tomasulo, Austin Rollins and his niece Olivia Verosky and many aunts,...
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Ethan Bair Calzada

April 3, 2016 - August 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Marguerite Mangun Holt

January 14, 1926 - August 7, 2016

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Claude Lamar Vowell

July 19, 1936 - August 6, 2016

Claude Lamar (Lee) Vowell, age 80, of Lakeway, Texas, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 in Austin, Texas. A memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 27, at the First United Methodist Church of Round Rock. The Rev. Beverly Jones will officiate.Lee was born in Boyle, Mississippi, to Mattie Kelly Vowell and Claude Thomas Vowell. He was raised in Shaw, Mississippi. After...
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Charles T. Moncrief

September 6, 1944 - August 6, 2016

Charles T. Moncrief, of Austin, TX, passed away on August 6, 2016. He was born in Rome, GA on September 6, 1944. He was married to June A. Burrage on September 10, 1965.Charles had a career as a service tech for Coca-Cola and as a security officer for the Department of Public Safety. His world revolved around his family and spending time with them.He is survived by his wife June Moncrief, his...
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Luis B. Guillen

April 3, 1961 - August 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Tom L. Johnson

October 6, 1932 - July 31, 2016

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Barbara Jean Smith

January 29, 1963 - July 26, 2016

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Terry M. Harris

June 11, 1943 - July 26, 2016

Austin - Terry M. Harris, 73, died unexpectedly July 26, 2016, at his home. He was born June 11, 1943, in Alvin Texas, the son of Ernest Guy and Addie Mae (Nelson) Harris. Terry attended high school in Timpson, Texas, and later earned his Bachelors of Criminal Justice from Abilene Christian University. He served as a Corpsman in the U.S. Navy, joining at the age of 17, saw two terms in Vietnam....
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Emily Bertha Hoover

March 11, 1923 - July 26, 2016

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Craig Thomas Hutchinson

September 5, 1961 - July 25, 2016

In the early morning hours of July 25, 2016, concluding his evening patrol shift and returning home, Travis County Sheriff's Sergeant Craig Thomas Hutchinson was killed. Craig was born on September 5, 1961 in Portland, Michigan, in the county of Ionia to Dale Richard Hutchinson and Nancy Marie Hutchinson. After graduating high school, Craig received his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from...
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Glenn Richard Burke

June 6, 1951 - July 25, 2016

Glenn Richard Burke, age 65, passed away peacefully surrounded by love July 25, 2016.Glenn was undoubtedly a loving and caring father, uncle, brother, son and friend. He cherished every picture and drawing that his daughters, Christina and Marina did as a symbol of devotion. Glenn loved his nephews ("his boys"), Burke and Patrick, and would routinely try to get them to eat worms as kids...
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Wayne C. Young

June 1, 1948 - July 23, 2016

Wayne Carroll Young passed away on July 23, 2016 in Austin, TX at 68 years of age.Wayne was born in Temple, TX on June 1, 1948. He graduated from Temple High School and received his Masters in Archaeology from the University of Oklahoma. Wayne loved studying and working in archaeology. He worked for TxDOT for many years, before transferring to an office job with the Texas Natural Resources...
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Edvardas Mazonas

October 20, 1921 - July 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Linda Diane Turner

October 20, 1960 - July 20, 2016

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Noel Norman Farrer

December 25, 1928 - July 17, 2016

Born Christmas Day 1928 in Austin, Texas, passed away July 17, 2016.He graduated Austin High School 1947. Noel was trained by his father as a mechanic and water well driller. He retired from NCR with 43 yrs of dedicated service.Noel was an outdoorsman and longtime member of Texas Muzzle Loading Club. Noel was a huge sports fan, vocal and engaged, watching football and baseball, and cheering for...
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Nellie Delemater

January 27, 1919 - July 17, 2016

Nellie Delemater, 97, of Round Rock, Texas passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016.Born on January 27, 1919, in Bastrop County, Texas, Nellie was the daughter of George Jacob Klaus and Juliana Schulte Klaus. On her birthday, January 27, 1938, Nellie married Roy Delemater in Austin, Texas. Roy preceded Nellie in death on March 10, 1993. Roy and Nellie had one son, Lee Brian Delemater who passed...
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Margaret Marie Stephens

October 11, 1949 - July 16, 2016

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Felipa Morales Guerrero

February 5, 1985 - July 15, 2016

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Joshua Arthur Villarreal

July 5, 1990 - July 15, 2016

Joshua Villarreal, 26 of Austin, Texas, passed away on July 15, 2016. He was born on July 5, 1990 to Ismael (Mike) and Annette Villarreal in Corpus Christi, Texas. Joshua graduated from Mary Carroll High School in June 2008, and he was engaged to Angela Trevino. Joshua worked at Ruiz Salon as a cutting specialist. He was a member of ATX United Men's Soccer League and Most Precious Blood Catholic...
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Pedro F. Carballo

April 25, 1956 - July 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Bahia Emile Bsaibes

April 15, 1927 - July 15, 2016

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Jeffrey Scott Hayes

December 11, 1961 - July 12, 2016

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Phyllis Dale Siddall

September 21, 1918 - July 12, 2016

Our beloved mother, born Phyllis Dale Bucklin, to George and Alice Bucklin on September 21, 1918 in Morris, Illinois. Phyllis was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, attending Lincoln High School and the University of Nebraska. In 1938, Phyllis moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where she met and married Robert Lee Siddall in 1941. They raised two sons, Robert Bucklin and George O'Neal, in Sherman, Texas...
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John Anthony Hinojosa

December 18, 1967 - July 5, 2016

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Janet Marie Patterson

May 15, 1944 - July 5, 2016

Friends, family, loved ones, and service organizations across Austin were devastated to learn of the unexpected passing of Janet Marie Patterson, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.A stalwart member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Janet's various volunteer commitments were a direct reflection and application of her strong faith and spiritual practices. Her multiple commitments...
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Vicente Raul Sanchez

November 28, 1926 - July 5, 2016

Vicente Raul (V.R.) SanchezVicente R Sanchez, 89, passed away peacefully at home on July 5, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Cared for by his loving family and talented caregivers, he surprised and surpassed all medical prognosis for his time left on Earth. He fought each medical challenge with absolute tenacity, a fighting spirit and colorful language much to the delight of his doctors and...
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Alan Lynn Moore

May 29, 1968 - July 3, 2016

Alan Lynn Moore Jr., 48 years old, departed this life on July 3, 2016. He is survived by his mother Mrs. Sharon K. Miles, step-mother Mrs. Debbie Moore, one son Alan Lynn Moore III, half-sister Mrs. Mistie Lewis, great-aunt Mrs. Grace Woodall and a special friend of almost 16 years Ms. E.M. Taylor. He also leaves a host of friends and acquaintances.Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm followed by a...
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Martha Anne Middleton

November 30, 1953 - July 1, 2016

Martha Middleton suddenly passed away at home Friday, July 1st.A native Austinite, Martha was born at Breckenridge Hospital. She was the third of four children born to Ewing and Nila Root.She attended the Austin Public School System, graduating in 1972 from McCallum High School. She went on to earn her Accounting degree from the University of Texas, where she served as editor of the Cactus...
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Amye Ruth Russell

December 31, 1917 - July 1, 2016

Amye Ruth Rice Russell passed away on July 1, 2016 at the age of 98 years old. She was born on December 31, 1917, to Leonard and Nora Rice. She was raised in Venus, TX as the only girl with three older brothers. She married Jack L. Russell in 1945, after Jack had served in World War II in the Army Air Force. Amye and Jack were devoted to each other until the day he died. They had no children...
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Michael Odell Edwards

December 13, 1967 - June 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Connie Loney Forbes

October 31, 1930 - June 30, 2016

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Kokila Pramod Sheth

June 24, 1945 - June 30, 2016

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Mildred Ruth Collins

March 11, 1933 - June 30, 2016

Mildred Ruth Collins, 83, of Austin, Texas, passed away on June 30, 2016. She was a resident of Austin for 60 + years. Mildred was a member of Ridgetop Baptist Church. Mildred Collins was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Vurl B. Collins. She is survived by daughters Brenda Collins; Sharon Collins; son, Kenneth Collins; and daughter-in-law, Jan Collins; grand-daughter Elsbeth Collins;...
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Raul Rios Mendez

December 10, 1934 - June 29, 2016

Raul Rios Mendez passed away on the 29th of June, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 81.Raul R. Mendez was born on December 10, 1934 in Austin, TX to Abel Mendez, Sr. and Maxine Rios Mendez. Raul entered the Austin Public School system in September 1940 at Zavala Elementary and graduated from Austin High School in 1953. He married Angelina Chavez, his high school sweetheart, on May 21, 1955 and...
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Axel Kenneth Loera

February 22, 2002 - June 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Royce and Margaret Ashcraft

August 30, 1924 - June 26, 2016

Margaret Ann Yates Ashcraft, a longtime Austin, Texas resident, died on June 26, 2016. She was 91. A memorial service is going to be held in The Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home on July 23rd at 10:00 A.M. with interment to follow at the old I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Hamilton, Texas.Margaret Ann was born on August 30, 1924 in Waco, Texas. Her parents were George Gordon and Rowena Graves...
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James Stewart Pearson

April 20, 1928 - June 26, 2016

James Pearson passed away peacefully on June 26, 2016 in Temple, Texas at the age of 88. He was born on April 20, 1928 to Thomas and Hazel Pearson in Springfield, MA.His bravery during World War II earned him a Merchant Marine Emblem, Atlantic War Zone Bar, Mediterranean Middle East War Zone, and Victory Medal. He also received a letter appreciation for his service from the White House signed by...
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Mary Elizabeth Lively

July 14, 1911 - June 24, 2016

Mary "Elizabeth" Lively (nee Springman) was born July 14, 1911 at home in Salmon, Anderson County, Texas to William Springman of Alton, Illinois and Beulah Leonora Kersh of Houston, Texas. She grew up mainly in Houston, Texas, but had frequent extended visits with her maternal grandmother in Salmon, Texas and her paternal grandparents in Alton, Illinois, as well as one extended visit with her...
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Ruby Gretna Anderson

October 27, 1928 - June 23, 2016

Obituary: Ruby Gretna AndersonOctober 27, 1928 - June 23, 2016Gretna Anderson, 87, passed from death into eternal life on Thursday, June 23, 2016. She was born Ruby Gretna Irene Owens on October 27, 1928, to Albert M. and Zoe Lee (Key) Owens in Driftwood, Texas. She graduated from Driftwood High School in 1945. She married Chester Anderson of Elroy, Texas on February 6, 1947.Gretna worked at...
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William Holland Paschall

March 27, 1926 - June 23, 2016

Bill Holland Paschall, husband of Anne Ruth Paschall and son of the late Rufus Edmond and Ella Lorena Holland Paschall passed away peacefully on June 23, 2016, in Austin, Texas. He was born on March 27th, 1926, and attended school in Austin, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree of Architecture.He is survived by his wife Anne Paschall, and his...
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Bonnie Jean Mann

October 31, 1924 - June 23, 2016

Bonnie Jean Mann, Age 91, of Austin, TX, passed away June 23, 2016. She was known to her friends and family as Jean. She was born in Venus, TX on October 31, 1924. She grew up in Venus, graduated early from her high school class, and attended North Texas State University. World War II had started, so she quit school to go to work for the war effort. On July 19, 1944 Jean married Billy M....
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Merril N. Smith

May 22, 1923 - June 21, 2016

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Katherine Louise Tulloch

May 28, 1941 - June 19, 2016

Katherine Louise Tulloch was born May 28, 1941 in Austin, Texas and went to be with our Lord and Savior on June 19, 2016 in Whitney, Texas.She was an attendant at Republic Parking for many years. She enjoyed thrift store shopping, loved the outdoors and long walks. She loved the Lord and her family. She was and is loved and will be greatly missed.She was preceded in death by her mother and father...
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Judith Elaine Nelson

March 11, 1948 - June 18, 2016

Judith Elaine Nelson (Judy Clark), 68, former resident of Amarillo, died in Austin on June 18, 2016 after a massive stroke. A graduate of Amarillo High School, Judy will be remembered as a musician who could move you to joy or tears: harmonizing with sister Dorothy; alone on the stage with her bari uke Benjamin (easier to move than that old upright piano); filling the stage with The Last Chance...
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Bernice Ruth Drosche

May 2, 1931 - June 17, 2016

Bernice Ruth Drosche, 85, died Friday, June 17, 2016.Born May 2, 1931, in Fedor, Texas she was a long time resident of Austin. She was a dedicated member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and Dorcas Society. She retired from Department of Public Safety after 23 years.Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the evening, on Monday, June 20, 2016 at...
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Austin Xavier Pesina

May 2, 2016 - June 16, 2016

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Erin McCleskey

September 10, 1979 - June 15, 2016

Erin McCleskey, 36, of Austin, Texas, passed away on June 15, 2016.Erin was born in Temple, Texas on September 10, 1979. She graduated from Anderson High School and continued to attend Sam Houston State University where she studied marketing. Erin was an entrepreneur. She had an artistic eye for creating beautiful things, and loved to practice photography, especially taking pictures of Lake...
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Joe Anthony Arnold

June 28, 1963 - June 15, 2016

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Emily Berdie Griggs

December 14, 1921 - June 15, 2016

Emily Berdie Machu Griggs, was received into God's embrace surrounded by her children and sister on June 15, 2016. She was welcomed by a host of many loved ones: her beloved husband Bert, her parents Emil and Bertha Machu, her brother Clarence along with many family members and friends who were also most dear to her.Emily was born in Taylor, Texas on December 14, 1921 to Emil and Bertha Lanicek...
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Maria Celia Ferrer-Mena

October 26, 1977 - June 13, 2016

Maria Celia Ferrer-Mena passed away in Austin, Texas on June 13, 2016 at the age of 38.Maria Celia Ferrer-Mena was born on October 26, 1977 in Leon, Guanajuato. Maria married Antonio Dianas. After moving to Austin, Texas Maria began working for De-De's Discounts. She was a generous individual who loved animals and shopping.She is survived by her children, Jose Francisco Gonzales-Ferrer, Adolfo...
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Thomas Earl Clark

February 1, 2016 - June 10, 2016

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James Felix Barrera

June 9, 2016

James Felix Barrera, passed away on June 9, 2016. He was born in Austin, Texas on June 9, 2016. He is survived by his parents Theresa and Joseph Barrera.Funeral Mass will be held at 9am on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Saint Mary Cathedral, 910 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701.In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charity.
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Cary Frances Heroy

February 4, 1965 - June 9, 2016

Cary Heroy of Austin moved forward with supreme grace on June 9th. Daughter of Tom and Barbara Holmsley, Cary was born in Muenschweiler, Germany. She grew up in Austin, Laredo, and McAllen. She starred for the Sharyland High School track team, and also played basketball and volleyball. Not surprisingly, she was voted most athletic girl of her 1983 graduating class.Following one year at Principia...
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Wanda Faye Alexander

September 27, 1942 - June 9, 2016

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Dorothy Holmes Winslett

July 1, 1921 - June 9, 2016

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Bobby Dale Reese

July 21, 1929 - June 8, 2016

Bobby D. Reese passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 8, 2016. Bobby was born on July 21, 1929 to Marshall and Margaret Reese in Yoakum, TX. He is the Beloved husband to Loraine Reese Lempa for 67 years, and dearest father to Randy, James, Barbara (Jim) Templeton, Kathy (John) Stern, Teresa (John) Carroll, Jennifer (George) Smith, and daughter- in-law Claudette. He was very proud of...
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Alexei Kenrick Bauereis

August 6, 2001 - June 7, 2016

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Warren Thomas Meola

June 5, 1962 - June 4, 2016

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Beatrice Trachtenberg

August 20, 1924 - June 4, 2016

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Samantha Rae Ayala

February 7, 1994 - June 4, 2016

Samantha Rae Ayala, 22, of Austin, Texas, passed away June 4, 2016. She was born in McAllen, Texas on February 7, 1994. Samantha graduated from LBJ High School where she received her High School diploma.She is survived by her mother Danila Diaz, father Jose Antonio Ayala, step-dad Joaquin Diaz, brothers Adrian Ayala, and Anthony Ayala, aunt Erica and Guadalupe Meza, uncles Adolfo Rodriguez,...
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Shirley Doerr

January 12, 1919 - June 3, 2016

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Maxine Jeanette Smith

December 1, 1941 - June 3, 2016

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Golda Jean Schmidt

June 12, 1923 - May 30, 2016

Golda Jean Schmidt was born to David and Fay Gellman on June 12, 1923 in Austin, Texas. She died early in the morning of May 30, 2016, at her home in Austin surrounded by her cherished husband and daughters. She had endured failing health with characteristic courage and good humor. Her funeral will take place on Wednesday, June 1, at 11AM at the Cook Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar, Austin...
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Eddie Mae Thompson

January 27, 1919 - May 29, 2016

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Bonnie Dell Case

February 14, 1928 - May 29, 2016

Bonnie Case, 88, peacefully passed from her earthly existence on May 29, 2016.Bonnie was born February 14, 1928 in Bastrop County to parents Mr. and Mrs. H. M. DeGlandon and moved to Austin at an early age. She attended Ridgetop Elementary, Baker Jr. High, and Austin High School. Bonnie married Ray W. Case Sr. in 1946 and by this union produced sons Ray Jr., Dennis, and a daughter Judy.Bonnie...
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Claude Edward Potts

January 18, 1953 - May 28, 2016

There are many things in life that are often overlooked or forgotten; the everyday gifts taken for granted like unconditional love and sincerity. Claude Edward "Ed" Potts taught us all to live everyday with those little gifts and instilled the importance of showing others that same appreciation. He was born in College Park, Georgia on January 18, 1953. Ed did not have the normal up-bringing that...
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Lorine E. Ward

November 19, 1924 - May 27, 2016

Lorine Kram Ward, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away May 27, 2016 at the age of 91. She was born to Edmund Kram and Freda Bleier Kram in Shiner, Texas, and was the oldest of three children. Lorine grew up in Moulton, Texas where her parents owned and operated Kram's Garage. She graduated from Moulton High School (Sam and Will Moore Institute) in 1943, and moved...
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Jordan Scoggins Mitchell

September 25, 1990 - May 24, 2016

Jordan Mitchell, 25, of Austin, passed away May 24, 2016. She was born on September 25, 1990 in Austin, Texas to Beth Scoggins and Jim Mitchell. Jordan attended Vista Ridge High School. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, and loved music. Jordan was someone who could blend in with any group and make anyone around her feel relaxed. Jordan's compassion, easy going nature, and...
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Rodolfo Salazar

August 4, 1933 - May 24, 2016

Born August 4, 1933 and left this earth May 24, 2016, Rodolfo "Rudy" Salazar was ready to give the world a run for its money. From the very humble beginnings in his hometown of Mission, Texas to the far reaches of the world during his lifelong dedication to the United States Air Force, he was always willing to lend a hand and make the most of every minute. He retired from the Air Force...
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Howard F. Payton

January 18, 1930 - May 24, 2016

Howard Franklin Payton was born to Lydia and Billie Rufus at the family dairy farmhouse during a snow storm on January 18th, 1930. Because the storm made travel difficult, he may have the distinction of being one of the last babies in Austin to be delivered by a doctor who arrived by horse-drawn sled. With the exception of his time in the military, Howard lived his entire life in Austin, and died...
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Judith J. Holden

November 14, 1939 - May 22, 2016

Judith Jones Holden passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning at Seton Medical Center in Austin, TX. Her children and extended family were nearby, having made visits and said goodbyes.Judith was born in Austin, TX, in 1939. She was the second child of Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Johanna Jones, with an older brother, David, and a younger sister, Susan, who came along almost exactly a year...
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Enrique Hector Fierro

July 26, 1941 - May 21, 2016

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Lewis Franklin Scoggins

March 12, 1926 - May 20, 2016

"We loved the earth, but could not stay." - Loren EiseleyFrank Scoggins, of Austin, Texas passed away May 20, 2016. He was born March 12, 1926 in Milton, West Virginia.After graduating high school, at 18, Frank joined the Navy and proudly served in WWII, where he spent time in Okinawa. After moving from Illinois to Paris, Texas, with his wife, Betty, he worked briefly for JC Penney's and was...
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Gladys Waldine Steaples

July 7, 1930 - May 19, 2016

After a brief illness, Gladys W. Steaples passed away on May 19, 2016. Her final days were spent surrounded by the family and friends she loved so dearly. Gladys is preceded in death by Archie, her husband of 61 years, as well as her parents and four of her siblings. She is survived by her children & their spouses Don (Cheryl), Glenn (Melissa), and Robert (Linda), nine grandchildren, five...
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Jemes W. Byrns

July 12, 1923 - May 19, 2016

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Ester Bell Melching

October 8, 1924 - May 16, 2016

Ester Bell Hays Melching, age 91, of Austin, Texas passed from this life to her eternal home in heaven on May 16, 2016. She was born October 8, 1924 in Spicewood, Texas to Jack Monroe Hays and Lilly Mae Hobbs Hays. She grew up on the Colorado River before the dams were built. She graduated from Liberty Hill High School in 1942. On November 8, 1945, she married John Melching, who had just...
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Morris Ortegon Riojas

March 6, 1922 - May 15, 2016

Morris Riojas, 94 of Austin, Texas passed away on May 16, 2016. He was born in Pflugerville, Texas on March 6, 1922. He married Beatrice Rebora Riojas in 1949 and they were married 53 years. Morris service in the Army in World War II in the Philippines and spent his career as a mechanic.He is survived by his daughter Nancy Horton and her husband Tom Scott, son Curtis Riojas and wife Marie Rose,...
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Jean Ellen Hein

May 9, 1936 - May 15, 2016

Jean Ellen (Springer) Hein entered eternal life on May 15, 2016, 6 days after celebrating her 80th birthday with her beloved family. Jean was born May 9, 1936 to Clement Laird Springer and Emma (High) Springer, and was raised in the small town of New Washington, Ohio surrounded by aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, friends and lots of music. She started piano lessons in the 3rd grade and never...
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Anna Belle Turner

January 18, 1925 - May 15, 2016

Annabelle Burkland Turner, 91, of Austin, was called home to our Lord on Sunday morning May 15, 2016. A member of "The Greatest Generation", AnnaBelle married the love of her life Robert Lee Turner on January 15, 1949, one year after his discharge from the U.S. Navy, embarking on their journey together for the next six and a half decades. AnnaBelle was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and...
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Ingeborg Irene Phillips

August 26, 1929 - May 13, 2016

Ingeborg "Inge" Irene Cohn Phillips passed away on May 13, 2016. Inge was born on August 26, 1929 in Berlin, Germany. She moved to the United States in 1951 and resided in Toledo, Ohio, where she met her husband James "Jim" Phillips. Together Inge and Jim moved to Florida where she pursued a career in photography and raised her family.Inge and James later relocated to Houston, Texas to be close...
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Phillip Williams

September 26, 1937 - May 11, 2016

PHILLIP WILLIAMS, 78, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away in Austin, TX on May 11, 2016. Phil was born in White Oak, KY on September 26, 1937 and graduated from Owingsville High School. He married Louise Combs on May 3, 1959 and began an accomplished 34-year career with IBM, during which he moved his family from Kentucky in 1965 to build their new home in Austin,...
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Margaret Thorn Redding

October 4, 1920 - May 11, 2016

Margaret Thorn Redding passed away on May 11 at age 95. She was born October 4, 1920, in San Antonio to Elbert and Anna Gunter Thorn, and was raised in a large, boisterous family on a farm on the Colorado River in Smithville, Texas. After graduating from high school, she moved to Austin where she met and married Frank Redding. They settled in south Austin to raise their family. Margaret...
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James Buford Clements

May 27, 1946 - May 10, 2016

James B. Clements, 91, died Tuesday, May 10th, 2016. He was a loving husband, parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, brother and uncle. James is survived by his devoted family, wife Evelyn Rosengren Clements; son, Jim Clements and wife, Nancy; daughter, Donna Clements Parker; his three granddaughters, eleven great grandchildren, and sister, Billie Meier. He will be missed by many friends and...
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Hiu Ang Yan

April 2, 1958 - May 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
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Myrtle June Schoonover

October 2, 1924 - May 8, 2016

June Schoonover, as everyone knew her, was born in Wichita, Kansas on October 2, 1924 to Frank and Vida Aurora Zamarripa. She was educated in Enid, Oklahoma.Wanting to join the fight for her country during World War II, June's mother allowed her to enlist in the military at the age of 20. She served in the Women's Army Corp as a medical technician for two years. During her service, she...
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