Our Obituaries

Dennis Keith Ceder

June 30, 1953 - July 20, 2017

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Santos Villarreal Ruiz

September 3, 1940 - July 18, 2017

Ruiz, Santos V. SR. Santos V. Ruiz, 76. Our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend; was called to his eternal resting place on July 18, 2017.He entered this world on September 3, 1940 in San Marcos TX. ; born to Pedro Ruiz and Lydia Villarreal. He was predeceased by his eldest daughter Cynthia R. Torrez and grandson Steven R. Fabian. He is survived by his...
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Carol Ann Coles Tonn

July 21, 1946 - July 18, 2017

Carol Ann Coles was born on July 21,1946 in Jennings, Louisiana. She grew up in Welsh, Louisiana, first on the farm, enjoying the outdoors with her older sister, Mary Lee, and then became a "city" girl, when her family built a house in town. She was a cheerleader, the Homecoming Queen, and graduated from Welsh High school in 1964. Despite growing up in 2 very small towns just 10 miles apart,...
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Miguel Angel Quixtan-Rodriguez

September 8, 2011 - July 18, 2017

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

January 21, 1949 - July 17, 2017

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

August 24, 1933 - July 17, 2017

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

January 29, 1958 - July 15, 2017

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Grace Noreen Rust Farris

July 13, 1927 - July 15, 2017

Grace Noreen Rust FarrisJuly 13, 1927- July 15, 2017Grace Noreen Rust Farris, 90, went home to be with her Lord on July 15, 2017. She was born on July 13, 1927 in the New Sweden community. She was one of six children born to the late Anton and Julia Rust. When she was fourteen, she worked in a University of Texas dormitory kitchen. In the summer of her junior and senior year of high school,...
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Dolores Arline Paris

June 21, 1926 - July 13, 2017

Dolores Arline Paris, age 91, died on July 13, 2017, in Austin, Texas.Dolores Paris was born on June 21, 1926 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, to parents John F. Smith and Sarah Margret Smith.She married the love of her life, Philip N. Paris, on November 25, 1948 and they were blessed to have Angelica Mary Paris as their daughter.She loved taking cruises with her husband, Phil, and sister-in-law,...
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Raymundo Meza

March 28, 1933 - July 12, 2017

Raymundo (Raymond) Meza passed away peacefully in his sleep July 12th, 2017, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.Raymond was born in Eagle Pass, Texas on March 28th, 1933, to Jose Meza and Librada (Rodriguez) Meza. He was a lively, athletic child, as comfortable playing with his friends in the streets of Eagle Pass as he was across the Mexican border in Piedras Negras. While in junior high, he worked for...
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Richard Daniel Preston

October 19, 1941 - July 12, 2017

Richard Daniel Preston, 75, died July 12, 2017 due to complications after a stroke.Richard was born October 19, 1941 to Ennis Preston and Dolora Crane Preston in Edgewood, TX. His youth was spent as an army dependent which gave him the opportunity to live all over the world. He graduated from high school in Heidelberg, Germany.Richard graduated from Baylor University with a BS in Geology. After...
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Jack Donald Costa

August 24, 1927 - July 9, 2017

Jack was born and raised in Houston, Texas where upon after graduating from Reagan High School in May 1945, he had is mother sign the necessary papers so he could enlist in the Marine Corps at the age of 17. After his U.S.M.C. discharge in December 1947, he returned to Houston and started a 30 year career with Southwestern Bell (AT&T), beginning as a Lineman and retiring as an Engineer. ...
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Rebecca S. Graves

March 17, 1929 - July 8, 2017

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

April 2, 1930 - July 8, 2017

John Thomas Lancaster, 87, of Austin passed away on July 8, 2017. He was born April 2, 1930 in Pyatt, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Catherine Lancaster; sister Mary Walton; sons Mike Lancaster and wife Chris Berry, Pat Lancaster and wife Jo; grandsons Rickey Sawyer, Danny Lancaster and wife Katie, and Austin Lancaster and wife Sarah; and great grandsons Jacob Sawyer and...
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Forest G. Hill

October 22, 1919 - July 7, 2017

Forest G. Hill died July 7th at the age of 97. Born in Star, Texas, he was raised on a farm in Goldthwaite. He attended a one-room schoolhouse and left home to attend UT with a $100 in his pocket. In college, met his wife Helen Shudde whom he married in 1943. He ran for the UT track team and was a lifelong runner. He served in the Army Air Corps and after WWII, earned his doctorate from Columbia...
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Doris Jean Ellison

August 13, 1935 - July 5, 2017

On July 5, 2017, Doris Jean (DJ) Ellison of Austin, Texas, age 81, went to live eternally with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born in 1935 in Oak Hill and lived her entire life in the area. She was raised in the Baptist Church and at an early age discovered her many godly talents, including playing the piano. She played the piano and organ for over 30 years at that same church...
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Helen Susan Bashara

March 22, 1922 - July 4, 2017

Helen Johns Bashara was born on March 22, 1922 in Williamson County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Bashara Jr. and son, Bill Bashara. She is survived by her son, Chuck, Mike (Gloria) and Jerry (Linda) as well her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was affectionately known as Mom, Grandma and Pris. Visitation with the family will be from 3:00-5:00 PM, on Sunday, July, 9, 2017...
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David Harley Gouchenouer

June 28, 1953 - July 3, 2017

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

March 27, 1923 - July 1, 2017

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Jeanne Margaret Ozmun

March 12, 1929 - July 1, 2017

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Joe F. Honovich

December 20, 1929 - June 29, 2017

Joe was born to Austrian parents, Joe Honovich and Katherine Kenul, in what was once known as Fiume, Italy. While working on a cargo freighter, his father jumped ship in Louisiana, became a citizen, and later returned with his wife, Katherine and son Joe, to settle in Shreveport. Joe grew up in a home behind the family restaurant and tavern with his sister Ann Marie and his brother Dan. As a ...
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Lonzo Felan

November 17, 1943 - June 29, 2017

Alonzo "Lonzo" Felan, of Austin, Texas, passed away on June 29, 2017. Born on November 17, 1943 in Bertram, Texas, Lonzo grew up playing the game he loved most- baseball. He particularly loved playing for the Bertram Red Sox.On February 2, 1963, he married, Lori (Cordova) and together they had 3 children- Tim, Christy, and Jennifer. Lonzo went on to coach several softball teams for family and...
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Herman D. Langbehn

September 22, 1950 - June 27, 2017

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

February 2, 1953 - June 27, 2017

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A.M. M. Woodward, Jr.

August 21, 1920 - June 25, 2017

A.M. (Woody) Woodward Jr.Woody Woodward, 96, passed away on June 25th 2017 in Hoschton Georgia. He was born August 21, 1920 in Jarrell, Texas to A.M. and Lola Woodward. He enlisted in the US Army on October 8, 1940. In the 71 Signal Corp in World War II he served in Algeria-French Morocco, Sicily, Naples-Fogia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Central Europe, and Rhineland. Following victory in...
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Ivory Lee Wheeler Scott

May 5, 1924 - June 25, 2017

Rev. Ivory Lee Wheeler Scott, 93, passed away on June 25, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was born on May 5, 1924 in Cameron, Texas to Jodie and Pollie Wheeler. Visitation with the family will be Friday, June 30, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Cook Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78752. A funeral is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Grant A.M.E. Worship Center,...
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Patrick Nicholas Daman

November 28, 1948 - June 25, 2017

Patrick Nicholas Daman was called home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2017. He was born on November 28, 1948 in Dallas, Texas to parents, J. Eugene Daman and Margaret Anne (Tucker) Daman.Pat was outgoing and friendly and was the world's best greeter, always with an outstretched hand looking to give a friendly handshake. He brought joy to everyone he met. He liked going on outings and to the...
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Lou Ann Hanen Gouchenouer

September 24, 1962 - June 25, 2017

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Manuel Sean Solis

January 19, 1980 - June 25, 2017

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John Kirk Elam

November 17, 1947 - June 25, 2017

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Jo Ellen Plumley

November 21, 1931 - June 24, 2017

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Myrtle Balch

August 10, 1927 - June 24, 2017

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Virginia Rose Helmers

February 23, 1929 - June 24, 2017

Virginia Rose Lodi HelmersVirginia "Ginny" Rose Lodi Helmers died at home on Saturday, June 24, 2017.She was born in Quincy, Massachusetts on February 23, 1929, the only child of Theresa Richardi and Martin Lodi. As a young woman, she moved to Chicago, Illinois and married Donald Marlin Helmers, her cherished husband of 63 years. In 1954, Ginny and Don put everything they had in their new Chevy...
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Angela Dawn Towers

May 25, 1974 - June 23, 2017

Angela Dawn Towers passed away unexpectedly on June 23rd, 2017 at the age of 43. Angela was born on May 25th, 1974 in San Jose, California to Lawrence Geer and Sue Otos Geer. Angela is survived by Casey Towers (husband; married on May 11, 2002 in Austin, Texas), Carson William Towers (son), Kyle Garrison Towers, (son); her sisters Julie Chancellor (Darren) of Louisville, Kentucky and Laura Cook...
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Catherine Frances Lala

March 8, 1931 - June 23, 2017

Catherine F. Lala, a long-time resident of the Austin area, died Friday the 23rd of June.Catherine was born on March 8, 1931 in Tampa Bay, Florida to parents, Jack Lala Sr. and Nelly Smith.Catherine received a Business Education degree from Patterson, New Jersey in 1969 before moving to Austin. She opened LaLa's Bar in October 1972 and worked there for 43 years until her retirement on September...
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Edith M. Ussery

August 29, 1924 - June 23, 2017

Edith Myram Farmer Ussery died on June 23, 2017, at the family home purchased in 1959. She gave all of herself to every endeavor, even in death. She lived life full of caring and kindness. She loved her family with all her heart. In her 92 plus years, she outlived her parents, her husband Van F.; her son-in-law Jack Davis; all her siblings on both sides of the family except one; as well as...
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Carrol Dee Nicklaus

December 9, 1947 - June 22, 2017

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

June 24, 1929 - June 22, 2017

Patricia Estelle Smith, 87, passed away on June 22, 2017 in Austin Texas.Patricia was born on June 24, 1929 to parents Virgil and Edith Taylor. She graduated from Kermit High School in 1946. Patricia was a great family woman and a loving wife. She married Raymond L. Smith in Kermit Texas and the couple had two children together including three miscarriages. Patricia was a dedicated pastor's...
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Edgar Carbajal

September 11, 1990 - June 20, 2017

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

February 4, 1939 - June 20, 2017

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

November 24, 1930 - June 19, 2017

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

November 26, 1950 - June 19, 2017

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

June 5, 1950 - June 18, 2017

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

July 30, 1951 - June 17, 2017

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James Emmett Leeth

May 4, 1931 - June 17, 2017

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

January 24, 1948 - June 17, 2017

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

July 23, 1917 - June 17, 2017

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Carmen Renae Crayton

December 7, 1968 - June 16, 2017

Carman Renae Crayton, 49, passed away on June 16, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Carmen Renae Crayton was born in Monahans, Texas on December 7, 1968 to James and Clara Crayton (both deceased). She graduated from Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. Carmen dedicated her life to Christ at an early age, and continued to serve God throughout her life. Carmen included the Lord in her everyday life, and...
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Qin MA

October 8, 1955 - June 15, 2017

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Sharon Matthews Tieman

September 10, 1931 - June 14, 2017

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

January 28, 1940 - June 13, 2017

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Joe Henry Davila

January 19, 1969 - June 12, 2017

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Rosalee Clearman

October 24, 1927 - June 12, 2017

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

August 25, 1936 - June 12, 2017

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Ricky Dean CAMPBELL

December 17, 1964 - June 10, 2017

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Eleanor Catherine Walters

February 12, 1925 - June 10, 2017

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Helen Ruth Dressen

October 25, 1927 - June 9, 2017

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Donald COLE

April 27, 1969 - June 8, 2017

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Thurman Elliott Kitchen

January 2, 1946 - June 8, 2017

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

March 3, 1923 - June 8, 2017

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

August 29, 1926 - June 8, 2017

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

June 29, 1942 - June 7, 2017

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Ah Kwui

April 11, 1948 - June 6, 2017

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Mary M. Noe

May 9, 1924 - June 5, 2017

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

October 14, 1930 - June 5, 2017

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

January 3, 1920 - June 5, 2017

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

January 8, 1934 - June 3, 2017

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

August 12, 1961 - June 1, 2017

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Tomaleigh Morgan

September 26, 1948 - June 1, 2017

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

October 10, 1963 - May 31, 2017

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Jesse C. Gonzales

September 20, 1937 - May 31, 2017

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

July 15, 1944 - May 30, 2017

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

April 14, 1927 - May 30, 2017

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

January 12, 1924 - May 29, 2017

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

May 5, 1948 - May 28, 2017

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

February 11, 1924 - May 28, 2017

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

July 19, 1938 - May 27, 2017

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Barbara L. GREGORY

July 19, 1922 - May 27, 2017

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Audrey Mae Bayhand

August 16, 1932 - May 26, 2017

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Jonnie Miller Anderson

February 10, 1944 - May 24, 2017

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

October 31, 1923 - May 23, 2017

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

December 20, 1923 - May 23, 2017

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

December 12, 1943 - May 23, 2017

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

March 21, 1921 - May 21, 2017

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

January 17, 1927 - May 21, 2017

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

August 24, 1949 - May 18, 2017

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

October 9, 1927 - May 17, 2017

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

July 19, 1923 - May 16, 2017

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Elizabeth M. Clayton

June 29, 1925 - May 16, 2017

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Charlene Dolores Strawn

October 24, 1927 - May 15, 2017

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

June 11, 1973 - May 14, 2017

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

October 28, 1942 - May 14, 2017

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

December 7, 1941 - May 13, 2017

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

December 1, 1934 - May 13, 2017

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

May 28, 1932 - May 11, 2017

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

May 19, 1962 - May 9, 2017

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

July 6, 1945 - May 9, 2017

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

October 17, 1925 - May 8, 2017

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

June 18, 1914 - May 8, 2017

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

February 27, 1943 - May 7, 2017

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