Our Obituaries

James Joseph Miller

January 17, 1931 - September 28, 2016

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Julia Bell Krogh

July 21, 1921 - September 27, 2016

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Lois G. 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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Jimmie 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 Louise Reveile 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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Lorene Tankersley 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

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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

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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

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Amir Abdul-Khaliq

April 24, 1970 - September 4, 2016

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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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Richard Vinton Woodrum

January 21, 1926 - September 4, 2016

Richard Vinton Woodrum was called home to be with his heavenly father on September 4, 2016. Sunrise January 21, 1926 Sunset September 4, 2016 He was a World War II Veteran ETO. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters' two daughters, Peggy Slater and Debra Verrell also a granddaughter Barbra Thompson. He is survived by one sister Evelyn Bakat, three sons Larry Woodrum, wife Cathy...
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Carol Ann Nickels

July 21, 1956 - September 1, 2016

Carol typed, proofed, composed and corrected hundreds of obituaries during her career at the Austin American-Statesman. Here, in her own words, is hers. Born July 21, 1956 in Austin, Carol lived her entire life in Austin and worked at the Statesman from 1978 to 2000. It was a peak era in the life of the newspaper and the city. Austin was still a town where people "knew your name" and it...
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Patsy Ruth Alexius

August 8, 1941 - August 31, 2016

Our beloved Patsy Ruth Willingham Phillips Alexius passed from this life on August 31, 2016. Patsy was born in Overton, Texas on August 8, 1941 to Lawrence and Elizabeth Willingham. She graduated from Overton High School and received a BBA and M.Ed. from Steven F. Austin. Patsy was a dedicated public educator and served as a school counselor for over 35 years. She served in Galena Park,...
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Marisa Ana Marie Uribe

February 9, 1995 - August 31, 2016

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Linda Dickey Richardson

December 31, 1930 - August 31, 2016

The Lord called our beloved mother and grandmother home on August 31, 2016. She was 85 years old.Jeannette was born December 31, 1930 in Houston, Texas to Vivian and Bill Dickey. She married the love of her life, James, on her birthday, 1948. They had 61 "wonderful" years of marriage before he passed away in 2009. She is survived by her only daughter, Linda and her husband Donnie Carter; two...
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Sharron Louise Eppes

December 9, 1940 - August 29, 2016

Sharron Eppes, 75, of Houston, Texas, passed away on August 29, 2016. Sharron graduated from Methodist Hospital Nursing School in 1961 and had a lifetime love of nursing and caring for others.She loved cooking for everyone, sewing for her children and had an avid love for all animals.She is predeceased by her father, Jack Shippee her mother, Lillian Coneway and by her sister Suzy Shippee Sheppard...
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Ivy Juanita Ives

February 6, 1945 - August 24, 2016

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Jerry Almanza

September 6, 1959 - August 24, 2016

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30. Jerry Almanza was received into the arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday the 24th of August 2016, after a lengthy illness. He was born...
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Adria Chandler

April 27, 1980 - August 23, 2016

Adria D. (Edwards) Chandler, 36, of Austin, TX formerly of Ellettsville passed away at Cozumel International Hospital in Cozumel, Mexico on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.Adria was born in Nashville, TN on April 27, 1980, the daughter of Johnie Paul and Melba (McBride) Edwards.She attended Stinesville Elementary School and graduated from Cambridge Academy. She attended Mid America College of Mortuary...
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Erna E. 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

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Ryan Michael Scroggins

August 16, 1983 - August 12, 2016

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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

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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

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Marguerite Mangun Holt

January 14, 1926 - August 7, 2016

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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

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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

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Linda Diane Turner

October 20, 1960 - July 20, 2016

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Valerie Michele Landry

May 6, 1958 - July 19, 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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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