Our Obituaries

Charles Benjamin Graves,

October 22, 1926 - January 27, 2018

Charles Benjamin Graves, Jr., age 91, of Austin, Texas passed away on January 27, 2018. Born in Houston, Texas on October 22, 1926 to Charles Benjamin Graves, Sr. and Lucille Phipps Graves, he is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Ruth Graves Dill, his wife and mother of their five children, Nancy Grace Nichols Graves in 1968, his wife Darlene Graves in 2009, and his wife Francis...
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Juan Guadalupe Torres

June 24, 1944 - January 25, 2018


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Mary Catherine Mason

December 2, 1925 - January 25, 2018


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Joe Salazar, Jr.

June 17, 1944 - January 25, 2018

Joe Salazar, Jr., age 73, of Austin passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. He was born on June 17, 1944 in Austin, Texas to Joe Salazar, Sr. and Juanita Vera Salazar. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Priscilla Salazar; son, David Natal; and brother, Manual Salazar. Joe will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Dominga Salazar; beloved children, Rose (Miguel), Adam(Rosemary),...
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Reuben Boyd Robertson

February 24, 1922 - January 23, 2018

Reuben Boyd Robertson passed away peacefully with grace and comfort on Tuesday morning, January 23, 2018, at his home in Austin, Texas. Previously, his wife of 71 years, Jane Claire Robertson passed away on May 7, 2014. Reuben Boyd Robertson is survived by his daughters, Mary Lynn Jackson and Ann Robertson; his sons, Philip Robertson, John Robertson and his wife Nancy Lynn Fletcher, Paul...
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Chester Boutwell Griffin

April 21, 1931 - January 22, 2018


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Richard Hernandez Baltierra

September 21, 1969 - January 21, 2018

Richard Hernandez Baltierra, 48, of Austin, Texas, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 with family by his side. Richard was born in Lockhart and was raised in Maxwell with his brothers and sister. He also served in the United States Marines Corps before returning to Austin where he lived with his family until his death. He is preceded in...
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James Carter Alvis

November 11, 1938 - January 21, 2018

James Carter Alvis, passed away on January 21, 2018, in Austin, Texas. He was born on November 11, 1938, in Jasper, Texas, and grew up in Baytown, Texas. Jim was a member of the Corps during his time at Texas A&M, Class of 1960, a lifelong Aggie, and after graduating served in the US Army for two years. He worked at Forrest and Cotton, then for over thirty years at PSP (Page Sutherland Page)...
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Socorro Espinoza Espinoza

March 25, 1925 - January 20, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Socorro Espinoza announces her passing after a lifetime of dedication to her friends and loved ones on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the age of 92. Socorro will be lovingly remembered by her children, Orfa Espinoza, Javier Espinoza and his wife Elena, Jorge Espinoza and his wife Juana, Ara Richardson, Jesus Espinoza and his wife Kerri. Also, keeping...
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Marjorie Mae Pipkin

April 3, 1929 - January 17, 2018


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Ethan Xavier Machado

October 11, 2016 - January 16, 2018


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Suzanne Suzanne Steves

February 10, 1956 - January 15, 2018

Suzanne was born February 10, 1956 in Gainesville, Florida to Skip and Jeanne Skipper. She was the eldest of four children. Suzanne passed away unexpectedly on January 15, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Suzanne had an amazing life. She grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. She excelled in school and was involved in extracurricular activities and sports such as basketball and was in the marching band in...
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Timothy Dean Loe

August 18, 1956 - January 12, 2018

Timothy Dean Loe, age 61, died on January 12, 2018 surrounded by his wife Michele Loe and his daughters. He was born on August 18, 1956 in Lynwood, California to Richard and Lavena Loe. Tim graduated from Excelsior High School in Norwalk class of 1974 and earned his Associated Degree at Tulsa Junior College. He was the first ever licensed RRT at St Francis Hospital in Tulsa Oklahoma. Tim...
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Adolf W. Peters

January 24, 1930 - January 11, 2018


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Sally Lee Merryman

September 28, 1933 - January 10, 2018

Sally Lee Burk Merryman went to her heavenly home on January 10, 2018. Sally was born on September 28, 1933 to Mabel Emma Kiggins Burk and George Dewey Burk in Tonkawa, OK. She is survived by her husband, James Ronald Merryman; sons James David Merryman of Atlanta, GA and Kenneth Mark Merryman (Shelley) of Austin, TX; grandchildren Sarah, John Burk, Julie, Josiah and Karen; and brother George...
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Frances Leslie Griffin

February 15, 1926 - January 10, 2018

Frances Leslie Lovett Griffin of Spicewood, Texas, passed away January 10, 2018, at age 91 years young. Frances Griffin was born February 15, 1926 in Dilley, Texas. She was the third daughter born to Louise Kendall Lovett and Frank Evan Lovett. Frances was born little sister to Margaret Elizabeth and Nancy Estelle and four years later became big sister to Frank Evan, Jr. The Lovett children spent...
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Deborah Louise Reid

October 14, 1948 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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William Joe Gage

November 12, 1939 - January 8, 2018

William Joe Gage Jr, known to most as Bill, passed away on January 8, 2018, at the age of 78 in Lockhart, Texas.A native of Austin, he loved the lakes and the Hill Country, as well as the black dirt east of Austin. While he spent his career as an auditor with the State of Texas, his hobbies and interests showed in his love for the area. He enjoyed camping, boating on the Highland Lakes, hunting,...
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Todd Eric Kramer

December 15, 1958 - January 7, 2018


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Melba Ruth Zett

December 11, 1928 - January 6, 2018

Melba Ruth Tidwell Zett was born December 11, 1928 in Granger, Texas to Powell Percy Tidwell, Sr. and Alvena Maurer. She passed peacefully from this life to her heavenly home on January 6, 2018, at the age of 89 surrounded by a room full of loving family.She was preceded in death by her husband Method Zett, who was the love of her life, her parents, and seven beloved siblings. She is survived by...
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Denver Franklin O'Neal

December 3, 1933 - January 1, 2018

Denver was born to Denver Franklin O'Neal Sr. and Ella Mae Weber O'Neal on December 3, 1933, in Gonzales County, Texas. Named Denver Franklin O'Neal Jr he was affectionately called "June" for the remainder of his life by close family members and many nieces and nephews. Denver went to his Lord, January 1, 2018, at 84 years old, in Marble Falls, Texas after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease...
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Sebastian Anthony Vitanza

December 23, 1935 - December 31, 2017

Dr. Sebastian "Sibby" Vitanza died peacefully at the age of 93 in the company of his loving family on Saturday, December 30, 2017.Born in Jamestown, New York to an immigrant Italian family, he joined the Army Air Corps (now the Air Force) and was for a time stationed here in Austin at the Bastrop Air Corps Base. Sebastian began his career as a medical doctor in Erie, Pennsylvania where he raised...
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Richard E. Croston

July 16, 1950 - December 31, 2017

Richard E. "Tel" Croston, 67 of Brooklyn, New York, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017.Tel graduated Cum Laude from Park University with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Degree. He was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force where he retired after twenty four years. He is a Vietnam, Desert Shield, and Desert Storm Veteran. Tel then worked for the Texas Commission on...
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Beverly Ann Woodman

January 29, 1935 - December 30, 2017

Beverly Ann Woodman, 82, of Austin passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. She was born on January 29, 1935 in Palestine, Texas. Beverly retired from the Legislative Budget Board.She is preceded in death by her parents. Beverly will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 62 years, James C. "Jake" Woodman; daughters, Susan Zoch and husband, James, Cindy Vrabel and husband, David, and...
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Aida Maria Kuc

February 15, 1959 - December 29, 2017

When Aida Maria Kuc walked into the room, those in her company felt energy, humor, and an enthusiastic spontaneity. She was the daughter of Evaristo and Veneranda Fonseca. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a quick witted humorous person. She was the oldest of seven children. There was Anabela, Fatima, Teresa, Paula, Antonio, and Emanuel, totaling four sisters...
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Edward Fortune McHale

September 7, 1919 - December 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Jane Sowers Hall

October 15, 1931 - December 28, 2017

Jane Sowers Hall was born in Winchester, Virginia, on October 15,1931, to Mildred and Virgil Sowers and passed away on December 28, 2017, from multiple myeloma cancer. Jane, after graduating from high school, went to work as a Secretary at the First Presbyterian Church in Winchester. Later she moved to Richmond, Virginia to work for the Board of Christian Education. While living in Richmond she...
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Dorothy Jean Carlson

May 26, 1929 - December 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Lt. Col. Lewis Maloy Jones U.S. Army Ret.

August 11, 1941 - December 27, 2017

Lt. Col. Lewis Maloy Jones, US Army, Retired, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2017 in Austin, Texas with his wife and son, Jeff, at his side.Lewis was born on August 11, 1941 in Jones County, Texas to Woodrow Wilson and Clariss Lillian Jones. He grew up in and around Haskell along with his five siblings. He was the first person in his family to earn a college degree.Lewis first met the...
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Jan Nawrocky Downey

February 22, 1941 - December 27, 2017

Jan "MiMi" Downey 76, of Austin, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 27, 2017. Jan was born on February 22, 1941, in Hudson, New York, to Louis and Alice Nawrocky. Growing up in a military family she spent her childhood years in New York, Germany and Arlington, VA. Jan first met the love of her life, Charles Russell Downey, at the young age of six. Russ and Jan crossed paths again in...
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Dorothy Mae LaBonte

January 17, 1938 - December 27, 2017

Dorothy Mae LaBonte born on January 17, 1938, went to be with the Lord on December 27, 2017, at the age of 79. She is preceded in death by her parents, Esidor & Cecelia Brysch of George West, Texas; Sister, Margaret Braziel; and brother, Alfred Brysch.She is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline (Missy) Swenson and Shelly Butgereit; grandchildren, Ryan & Tanya Swenson, Sheena & Tyler Moran,...
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James E. Foster

November 6, 1926 - December 25, 2017

BECAUSEBecause you come to me with naught save love,And hold my hand and lift mine eyes above,A wider world of hope and joy I see,Because you come to me!Because you speak to me in accent sweet,I find the roses waking 'round my feet,And I am led through tears and joy to thee,Because you speak to me!Because God made thee mine, I'll cherish theeThrough light and darkness, through all time to be,And...
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Judith Anne Hughen

January 6, 1945 - December 23, 2017

Judith Anne Davis Hughen, age 72, of Buda, passed away after a lengthy illness on December 23, 2017. She was born to Virginia Mae and Robert Matthew Suits on January 6, 1945, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her dad was stationed in Germany so she didn't get to meet him until she was two years old. Judi grew up an Air Force brat and moved all over the United States and Germany as a child including...
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Virginia May Zachman

December 29, 1931 - December 19, 2017

Virginia May Zachman, age 85, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. She passed away peacefully at home with her family in Bastrop, Texas. Virginia moved to Texas at the end of October and had lived in California her entire life. She was born in San Francisco to Zachary and Bertha Kassab and moved to Carmichael, California in 1964. She is survived by her husband, LeRoy, and...
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Patricia Grace Barron

April 21, 1943 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Jane Braasch

February 8, 1930 - December 19, 2017

Jane McCleneghan Braasch passed peacefully December 19, 2017 while a resident at Silverado Memory Care in Bee Cave, TX. She was 87. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, she was a longtime resident of Tyler, TX before moving to Austin in 2013 to be near her sons.Jane, affectionately known as Janey, is survived by her husband, Jack Oliver Braasch; children, Steve and Jennifer (Locke) Braasch of Bee Cave, TX...
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Ronald David Sigur

January 5, 1949 - December 16, 2017

Ronald David Sigur, 68, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Grace House Assisted Living, a loving and caring community in Austin, Texas, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Beaumont, Texas on January 5, 1949 to Carlos Sigur and Pearl Boutte Sigur. Ron led an interesting and full life as his passions and career led him down many different avenues. Ron entered the Army in...
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Norma Jean Simonetti

October 3, 1929 - December 13, 2017

Norma Jean Simonetti was born on October 3, 1929 in Washington, Missouri to John and Edna Copeland Connor and passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 88 years of age. Norma and her husband Victor (deceased in 2008) lived in St. Louis, Missouri until 2005 when they moved to Austin, Texas to be closer to Vickie's family. We believe that mom was named Norma after strong women with...
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Richard David Wilson

January 27, 1948 - December 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Elizabeth H. Summers

November 29, 1928 - December 11, 2017

Elizabeth H. Summers, 89, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. She was born in San Marcos, Texas to Oscar G. Raesz, Sr. and Augusta Lantzsch Raesz. Elizabeth was a Life Time Member of The VFW Auxiliary Post 8925 in Austin, Texas. She spent many hours volunteering with the American Red Cross and working in the pharmacy at Bergstrom AFB. She was a long time member of St. John's Lutheran...
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Gloria Dell Roney

October 5, 1926 - December 11, 2017

Gloria (Dodie) Roney passed away December 11, 2017. She was 91 years old and was born to parents, Billy and Lola Burton in Barry, Texas. She attended school in Emhouse, Texas and after graduation, she relocated to Dallas. She worked as a secretary during World War II and married her high school sweetheart, Bill Roney, in 1946. They were married 50 years before he passed away in 1996. She was a...
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Anatoliy Spiridonov

July 9, 1938 - December 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Carmella Louise Allard

June 4, 1929 - December 6, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Carmella Louise Allard announces her passing on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the age of 88 years. She was born on June 4, 1929 in Middleton, West Virginia to Joseph Catania and Teresa Casuccio Catania.Carmella is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Angelo Catania and his wife, Pauline, and Alex Catania; and sister, Josephine Catania. ...
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Marjorie Elaine Bailey

October 31, 1923 - December 3, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.
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Thomas Edward Lichenstein

April 3, 1936 - December 3, 2017

Thomas (Tommy) Edward Lichenstein, 81, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, the son of Robert and Celeste Lichenstein, twin brother to deceased Johnny Lichenstein, Tommy leaves his wife, Penny Lichenstein, of 51 years, his daughter, Dorothy Paredes, son-in-law, Isaac Paredes, sister, Jennie Jones, brother, Bobby Lichenstein, and niece, who he loved as his...
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Gloria Jane Johnson

December 12, 1939 - November 30, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.
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Gloria Jane Johnson

December 12, 1939 - November 30, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Gloria Jane Johnson announces her passing on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the age of 77 years.She was born in Austin on December 12, 1939. At the age of 13 she met the love of her life, Leonard Johnson. They married and had 3 children. Gloria loved going to church at Austin Cathedral, spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling and...
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Harold Wayne Billings

November 12, 1931 - November 29, 2017

"From boyhood to grandfatherhood, books have always been the bedrock and stars in my life."Harold was born in the Texas Hill Country in Cain City, Texas in 1931. He descended from a long line of Texans, from pioneers, ranchers and Texas Rangers, to judges and ministers. Having lived through the hardship of the Great Depression and austerity of World War II, Harold devoted himself to a life of...
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Jeanette Marie McKeachern

November 9, 1932 - November 29, 2017

Jeanette Marie McKeachern was called home into the arms of the Lord on November 29, 2017, in Austin Texas. She was born on November 9, 1932, in Syracuse, New York. She is survived by her four daughters Janice Ann McKeachern, Danielle and husband Bill Adkins, Carole Lynn Sayegh (Nick), and Dawn Marie Santangelo (Terry); sister Barbara Steele, sister-in-law Pat Ott, grandchildren; Michael Ewing,...
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Frances L. Odem

May 20, 1925 - November 26, 2017

Frances L. Odem, 92, of Austin went to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 26, 2017. She was born in Austin, Texas on May 20, 1925 to Ben C. Leifeste and Maude Florida Leifeste.Frances retired from the Texas Highway Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife.The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Graveside...
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Mark Francis Glubczynski

August 27, 1953 - November 19, 2017

Heaven gained a bright star on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, when Mark F. Glubczynski made his final flight peacefully and as he'd always hoped. Lounging in his recliner with a sleeping puppy in his lap and his favorite TV show on. An incredible husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. His beautiful life began at the U.S. Naval Base in Portsmouth, VA. on Aug. 27, 1953. Arriving a...
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Melvin Joseph Camp, Sr.

June 1, 1928 - November 16, 2017

Melvin Joseph Camp Sr., passed away November 16, 2017, at the age of 89, in Austin, Texas. He was a loving and supportive husband, daddy, granddaddy, and great granddaddy. He instilled his values to generations, such as "family first" and "exploit your full potential." Mel was born June 1, 1928, in Bandera, Texas, to Elenora Stein and Alton Bell Camp. He graduated from St. Mary's University with...
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Willine Dobson Park

October 28, 1938 - November 15, 2017

Willine was born on October 28, 1938 in Pensacola, Florida. Her father Willie P Dobson, Jr. was in the Air Force. Their family moved frequently but she always thought of Jay, Florida as her home. She was married to Robert (Bob) F. Park for 49 years. She is preceded in death by her husband Bob and both parents Willie Park Dobson Jr and Janie Pauline Craft Dobson. She is survived by her children...
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Gertraud Teresa Mulligan

June 27, 1931 - November 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Claire Hollien Maul

July 25, 1935 - November 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Donald Ray Brewer

September 17, 1935 - November 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Iris J. McElreath

August 18, 1936 - November 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Vanda Jean Keith

February 12, 1938 - November 9, 2017

Vanda Jean Keith, age 79, was called to be with her Lord on November 9, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. Jean was born on February 12, 1938, in San Antonio to George and Bertha Ferrero. Jean was one of a kind. She lived life to the fullest, exhibiting strength of character and compassion to all. Jean never met a stranger and she leaves behind many, many grieving friends and family members. Jean grew up...
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Damon J. Miller

October 6, 1932 - November 9, 2017

Dr. Damon J Miller, 85, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was born on October 6, 1932, in Galveston, Texas, to William Clyde "Bill" Miller and Jewell Odell Jamison Miller.He is preceded in death by his parents. Dr. Miller will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Betty Yvonne Miller; beloved children, Pamela Jeanne Garrett and husband, Richard, Angela Yvonne Swann and husband, Darryl...
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Earl Donald Zimmerman

February 28, 1924 - November 6, 2017

Earl Donald Zimmerman went home to his Lord on November 6, 2017, after a long and wonderful life on this earth. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School and attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. After his tour with the Army, he worked as a police reporter and then as Bureau Manager at the Omaha World Herald. He married the love of his life, Barbara...
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Betty Lou Pabich

December 8, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Betty Lou Pabich, 87, of Austin, Texas, joined her family in Heaven returning to the Lord on Monday, November 6, 2017. She was born on December 8, 1929, in York Township, Clark County, Wisconsin, to Leo and Lulu Benedict Kronberger. Betty had two sisters, Dorothy Prior and Jean Lavey and three brothers, Ivan, Wayne, and Jerry Kronberger. All except Jean have preceded her in passing, as well as...
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William Ervin Jett

November 15, 1946 - November 3, 2017

William Ervin Jett passed away on November 3, 2017 in Boulder, CO following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Ervin and Wanda Mae (nee Bruns) Jett; brothers Robert G., Donald E., John D., Kenneth L., James E., and Daniel R. Jett. All of whom he sorely missed. He is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth A. Jett-Moore (of first wife Mary R. Rippe nee...
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Johnny Jimmie Mata

September 8, 1951 - November 3, 2017

Juan J. "Johnny" Mata, age 66, of Odessa, Texas, passed away on November 3, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on September 8, 1951, in Sterling City, Texas, to parents Juan Mata and Irene Sanchez.Johnny graduated from Snyder High School, and met Mary Lou Garcia in Snyder, Texas through mutual friends. They were married on November 2, 1980, and were married over 30 years. Johnny enjoyed...
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David Michael Haines

October 20, 1955 - October 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Kathryn Lee Annis

June 9, 1952 - October 30, 2017

Kathryn L. Annis, 65, passed away peacefully at her home in Dripping Springs on October 30, 2017. She was born June, 9, 1952 in Austin, Texas to Jean and Leon Annis. Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Jennie of Scottsdale, Arizona; a brother, Bobby Annis of Austin, Texas; a niece, Tracy Annis of San Antonio, Texas; a nephew, Kevin Halfmann of Austin, Texas; and 1 great-nephew and 4 great-nieces...
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Gloria Royce Crosby

July 17, 1931 - October 29, 2017

Gloria Royce Arnold Crosby passed away peacefully on the evening of October 29, 2017, in Lakeway, Texas. She was born on July 17, 1931, in Jackson, Mississippi, where she spent her entire childhood.A striking beauty, Gloria possessed a keen mind, athleticism, and a streak of independence that occasionally got the best of her. Throughout her life she cultivated lasting friendships and earned the...
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Robyn Kaye Wells

October 16, 1945 - October 29, 2017

Robyn Kaye Wells, age 72, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 29th, 2017. She was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. Her parents were Robert F. Innes and Geraldine (Lemm) Innes. She married J. Dennis Wells November 25th, 1967.She spent most of her adult life as a devoted wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and her church. She lived to serve them right up...
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Mary Louise Curry

October 27, 1926 - October 28, 2017

Mary Louise Curry, 91 and one day, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Austin. She was born on October 27, 1926 in Austin, Texas to Thomas Henry Norman and Julia Mabel Smith Norman.Mary attended school in Austin (except for a time of sanitorium for diphtheria in Carlsbad, Texas), graduated from Austin High School in 1944, went to the University of Texas for a semester or two, and worked...
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Maria Elsa Perez

June 6, 1939 - October 28, 2017

Maria Elsa Ortiz Perez, 78, passed away in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, October 28, 2017. She was born in Beeville, Texas, and grew up in Houston. She raised her family in the Bayou City, where her son, Michael Ray Perez, daughter-in-law, Cindy Pierce-Perez, and grandsons, Aaron and Matthew Pierce-Perez currently reside. After her retirement from Stewart & Stevenson in Houston, Texas, in 2003, she...
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Federico Reyes Reyna, Jr.

December 5, 1928 - October 28, 2017

Fred R. Reyna Jr., age 88, made his transition to everlasting life on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Austin, Texas. He was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and lifelong educator. He retired from the Laredo Independent School District as an Assistant Superintendent for Personnel. His career as an educator span 43 years. Fred also was the Chairman of the Board for the Laredo Federal...
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Vivian Carol Robinson

February 26, 1943 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Carolyn Elizabeth Cotter

April 18, 2000 - October 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Olan Robert Hyndman

March 31, 1933 - October 25, 2017

Olan R. Hyndman was born March 31, 1933 and passed away October 25, 2017. .He was retired from Weyerhaeuser Company and resided in Hot Springs, Arkansas since 1973. He moved to Texas in 2015. He is survived by his three daughters Linda, Janet and Susan, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.Mr. Hyndman's wish was to be cremated without services or memorials and...
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Virginia Elizabeth Geeslin

January 2, 1939 - October 25, 2017

Virginia Elizabeth Geeslin, fondly known as Jenny, 78, of Austin passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 2, 1939 in Houston, Texas to Joshua Wilson McCown IV and Frances Louvenia Green McCown.Jenny had many talents that included a beautiful singing voice that she graciously shared with others at many gatherings, church and countless...
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Barbara Jean Goldring

January 7, 1943 - October 21, 2017

Barbara Jean Goldring, 74, passed away after a very long illness on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Abilene, Texas. She was born on January 7, 1943 in Rochester, New York to Agnes and Erwin Keiser. She attended school in Rochester and she also attended nursing school. Barbara moved to Austin in 1966 and worked as a nurse until she retired and moved to Abilene in 2013.Barbara enjoyed making...
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Vina LuDale Bloder

August 21, 1944 - October 20, 2017

Vina LuDale "Dale" Bloder, 73, passed away peacefully at home in Austin, TX on October 20, 2017 after a valiant battle with a long illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm faith in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Dale was born to the late Myrtle (Foster) Cook and James F. Foster in Greenville, SC on August 21, 1944, the oldest daughter of nine siblings. ...
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Jose Garza Rodriguez

January 13, 1943 - October 20, 2017

Jose (Joe) G. Rodriguez Jr., age 74, of Del Rio, Texas passed away on Friday morning, October 20th 2017 in Austin, TX. Born January 13, 1943, in Del Rio, Texas, he was the son of the late Jose H. Rodriguez Sr. and Juanita (Garza) Rodriguez.He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Celia Tovar Rodriguez along with his five children; Antonio Esteban Rodriguez of Del Rio, TX, Juanita Guadalupe...
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Daniel McCleskey Hinton

April 25, 1957 - October 19, 2017

Our beloved Daniel McCleskey Hinton, 60, passed on from this life on October 19, 2017. He was born in Chattanooga, TN to parents Guy Bell and Mary McCleskey Hinton on April 25, 1957. He grew up in Chattanooga before moving to Johnson City, TN where he attended East Tennessee State University and made lifelong friendships. He and his friends formed the band, Steddy Eddy, and they enjoyed many...
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Maggie Qualls Kincheloe

August 2, 1925 - October 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Thomas Henry Musgrove

November 6, 1940 - October 17, 2017

Thomas Henry Musgrove, 76, of Avinger, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born in Sanger, California, to Marion and Dovie Musgrove, and he lived most of his life in Texas.For many years, Henry was a machinist, and later in his life became a machinist supervisor. He was also a 32nd degree Mason for 40+ years. In his retirement, he enjoyed bass fishing, watching football,...
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Theodore James Pear

October 3, 2017 - October 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Mark Edward Latta

March 15, 1941 - October 7, 2017

Mark Latta passed away Oct 7, 2017, after a 53 year battle with Type I Diabetes. He faced many obstacles with his sickness but always persevered. He walked 5 - 6 miles daily as part of his maintenance program.Mark was honored in 2015 with the Lilly Diabetes Journey Award for his 50 years success with being a Type I Diabetic. He served in the Navy and was on Subs going to Hawaii, Scotland,...
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Linda Louisa Boukercha

May 21, 1985 - October 6, 2017

While it is possible to receive good counsel from a wide circle of family and friends, few could do it with the skill and aptitude of Linda Louisa Boukercha. She had a true talent for helping others reach their full potential and brought out the best in those who sought her help. Linda was a forward-looking woman whose personality was filled with empathy toward everyone she met. She could be...
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Alejandro Lizarraga

July 3, 1997 - October 5, 2017

Alejandro "Alex" Valencia Lizarraga was born on July 3, 1997 in Austin, Texas. He passed away on October 5th, 2017 at the age of 20. Alex attended Montessori School of the Epiphany, Pease Elementary, and O. Henry Middle School. He graduated from Austin High School in 2015. Alex went on to attend Texas State University where he was active in Our Lady of Wisdom's Catholic Student Organization and...
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Cheryl Marie Watrobka

February 13, 1946 - October 4, 2017

Cheryl Marie Watrobka, 71, passed away on October 4, 2017 in Austin, Texas after a long, courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born on February 13, 1946 in Chicago Illinois to Chester Joseph Watrobka and Josephine Charlotte Wojciehowski Watrobka.Cheryl graduated from DD Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Illinois in 1964 and received her Bachelor of Science in Business...
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Gloria de la Cruz

November 20, 1944 - October 1, 2017

Gloria de la Cruz, 72, passed on to her heavenly home October 1, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Born in Mission and raised in Edinburg, Texas, Gloria graduated from Edinburg High School (Class of 1962) and obtained a degree in Speech & Communications from UTPA in 1971. Gloria's telecommunications career in the Bell system began in Kansas City and spanned 14 years, eventually moving her to Dallas. A...
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William Stanton McDonald, Sr.

October 8, 1964 - September 30, 2017

William Stanton "Stan" McDonald, husband, father, friend, oil man, sporting clay shooter, avid bird hunter, and saltwater fisherman, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Stan was born on October 8, 1964 in Houston, Texas to Dr. and Mrs. William McDonald. He graduated from Memorial High School in Houston in 1983, and then from the University of Texas at Austin with a...
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Gary Paul Christenberry

January 29, 1959 - September 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Sue LaVoyce Madden

September 4, 1931 - September 29, 2017

Sue LaVoyce Miller Madden was called to Heaven on September 29, 2017, at 5:37 p.m. with her loving family by her side at her home in Buda, Texas. Sue was born on September 4, 1931, in Edcouch, Texas, to Raymond Herman Miller and Esther Elizabeth (Scheideman) Miller. Sue graduated a year early from high school, married, and ran the office side of Madden Masonry, who built H-E-B stores and shopping...
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Michael Joseph Driscoll

January 24, 1944 - September 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Michael Sylvester Prentice

August 16, 1957 - September 26, 2017

Michael Sylvester Prentice, 60, of Austin, Texas passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Michael was born on August 16, 1957, in Tucumcari, New Mexico to Sylvester Anthony Prentice and Frances Corine McDaniel.He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Truck Driver for Whole Foods.Michael is preceded in death by his parents. He will be...
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Hettie Gertrude Grantham

October 13, 1918 - September 26, 2017

Hettie Gertrude Cockerham Grantham, 98, of Austin, Texas, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in her home of 60 years. Hettie was born October 13, 1918, in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, John Lee Cockerham, mother, Ludie Jane Patman Cockerham, her husband of 43 years, Mayo Douglas Grantham, her brothers, J.T. Cockerham, Herman Cockerham, and Ardrus Cockerham...
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Debra Kay Abrams

September 22, 1954 - September 24, 2017

Debra Kay (Moore) Abrams, 63, passed away the evening of September 24th after a 4-1/2 year fight with a rare interstitial lung disease. Born to Thelma (Farmer) and 'OH' Moore on September 22, 1954, in Houston, Texas, she spent her early years in Houston and Galveston before moving to Austin in the late 60's. In 1983, while working for the Travis County Department of Human Services she met the...
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Mary Adams Ward

March 10, 1920 - September 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Lola Jean Denham

April 11, 1927 - September 21, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.
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George David Bulpitt

July 17, 1958 - September 21, 2017

George David Bulpitt, 59, of Austin, Texas, beloved husband, dad, brother and great friend, and coworker passed away Thursday, September 21st among family and friends. George suffered a heart attack while sleeping, Sunday, September 17th. George never regained consciousness. He left in peace.George was preceded in death by his mom, Carole Bulpitt and his favorite uncle, James 'Big Guy' White. ...
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Lola Jean Denham

April 11, 1927 - September 21, 2017

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, Jean Denham was received in the loving arms of her Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 90. She was born in Ridgway, CO on April 11, 1927, to Olive Weston Smith and William "Will" James Smith and grew up around Ouray and Montrose, Colorado during the Great Depression and WWII. While volunteering at the USO in Colorado Springs where she loved to dance, Jean met ...
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Stephen Edward Dean, Sr.

December 23, 1953 - September 17, 2017

Stephen Edward Dean Sr., flew into this world to the waiting arms of his loving parents, Lauretta Spike Dean and Byron W. Dean on December 23, 1953. His soul was swiftly & unexpectedly lifted up into the beautiful , pure light of God's grace presence on Sunday, September 17, 2017. He will forever be remembered as a man of compassion, honor, integrity, who deeply believed in the...
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Blake Andrew Owen

January 9, 1986 - September 17, 2017

Everyone loved Blake, from his infectious smile and hearty laugh to his uncanny sensitivity to helping others. He loved his wife, family, and friends more than imaginable. He was the youngest of the Owen "mafia" and even at age 5 when Blake talked, people listened. From his contagiously adventurous spirit and the power to light up the life of his wife, family, friends, and many others,...
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Janice Elaine Jelinek Koss

December 28, 1941 - September 15, 2017

Janice Elaine Koss, 75, of Austin, Texas, passed quietly on Friday morning, September 15, 2017, at St. David's Hospital, surrounded by the love of her family.Born in Brownsville, Texas, on December 28, 1941, Janice was the daughter of Robert and Gertie Jelinek. She grew up in Brownsville, and as a young woman, moved to Houston, Texas, where she was a manager at Southwestern Bell Telephone...
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