Our Obituaries

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

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Iris J. McElreath

August 18, 1936 - November 10, 2017

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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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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 Arnold 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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Fred R. 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

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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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Jenny 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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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 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

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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 Koss

December 28, 1941 - September 15, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.
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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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Cornelia Robb Einsweiler

May 17, 1930 - September 13, 2017

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

September 28, 1932 - September 13, 2017

Guadalupe "Lupe" Cuellar, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in Austin, Texas. She is now dancing with her beloved Tino in heaven. She was born in Lockhart, Texas, on September 28, 1932. In her childhood years, she attended Navarro Elementary School in Lockhart, and she also spent time as a migrant worker in states such as Indiana, California, and Texas. After getting...
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Harvey B. Thorp

March 27, 1948 - September 12, 2017

Harvey B. Thorp, age 69, of Spicewood, Texas, passed away early Tuesday morning, September 12, 2017. Harvey was born in Austin, Texas, to Pascal B. Thorp and Annie B. Marsh Thorp. He graduated from William B. Travis High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army for 3 years. He was employed by Southwestern Bell/AT&T for 45 years.Harvey is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Troy...
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Frances Allen Moore

August 5, 1920 - September 12, 2017

Frances Allen Moore passed away at the age of 97, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. She was born on August 5, 1920, to Eunice May McCallum Allen and Frank Augustus Allen in Garland, Texas, who owned a variety store in Celina, Texas where Frances grew up and attended public schools. She was born late in life to parents who adored and spoiled her and nurtured her artistic talents, along with an older...
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Patrick Daniel Meck

December 10, 1989 - September 11, 2017

Patrick Daniel Meck ,"Pat" , born December 10, 1989, in Dallas Texas, lost his long battle with addiction on September 11, 2017. While some will look at the bad associated with the disease, we ask that you focus on the good that Patrick brought to this world. Patrick grew up in Wimberley, Texas, where he lived up until he moved to Galveston, Texas in 2014. He loved to play sports, swimming in the...
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Yuan Xu

June 12, 1981 - September 10, 2017

Mrs. Yuan Xu, age 36, of Austin, TX, passed away September 10, 2017. The only daughter of Wenying Zhu and Youli Xu, Mrs. Yuan Xu was born June 13, 1981, in YangZhou, China. Mrs. Yuan served as senior software consultant in ATSEC after she got master degree of Computer Science with outstanding graduate student award from Texas State University in April 2014. She also holds master degree of...
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Robert R. Vallilee

July 2, 1934 - September 9, 2017

Robert Raymond Vallilee was called to be with The Lord peacefully on the morning of September 9, 2017, with his wife of fifty-six years, Marianne, by his side in his home in Austin, Texas. Bob's life began on July 2, 1934, in the small neighborhood of Tipperary Hill near Syracuse, New York. Born to Raymond and Mary Vallilee, he was one of five siblings with twin sister Barbara, sister Geraldine,...
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Tommy Roger Bishop

September 10, 1930 - September 7, 2017

Tommy Roger Bishop, age 86, was born on September 10, 1930, and passed away on September 7, 2017. Tom is survived by his sister, Kathy and sons, Mike and Jim. No services will be held.
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Shirley Ruth Chamberlain

July 3, 1927 - September 5, 2017

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

June 30, 1930 - September 3, 2017

Margaret Mary Edinburgh, age 87, fondly known as Maggie, passed away at her home in Austin, Texas on Sunday, September 3, 2017 after a long illness. She was born on June 30, 1930, the third of the seven children of Raymond and Anna Tessier, who were raised on Bridge Street in Northampton, Massachusetts.She graduated from Northampton High School at the age of 16 and in the fall of 1946 entered the...
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Dale Allan Lear

April 13, 1951 - September 1, 2017

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Salvador Briones Macias

September 5, 1942 - August 31, 2017

Salvador Briones Macias Jr., 74, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017. He was born on September 5, 1942, to Salvador Briones Macias Sr., and Josephina Briones Macias in Pharr, Texas.He graduated from St. Edward's University with a Master's Degree in Public Administration. Salvador was a faithful member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and was proud to also...
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John Joseph Mullins, Jr.

May 1, 1937 - August 29, 2017

John Joseph (Jack) Mullins Jr. passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Jack was born in Connecticut to John and Florence Mullins. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joanne and his son Jeff.Surviving Jack is his dear sister Elaine Dube and her two sons Bob and Chris, Jack's children John and his wife Janet (Dripping Springs), Joellen and her husband Ron Meyeres (Austin),...
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Sandy Kaye Sterzing

December 21, 1943 - August 29, 2017

Mrs. Sandra Kaye Mosley Sterzing, a lifelong resident of Austin Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The daughter of Lucille V. Mosley and Robert B. Mosley, she was christened as a baby at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and confirmed at St. David's Episcopal Church both in Austin. Sandy was a 2nd generation Restaurateur, Real Estate Agent, and a devoted mother...
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Doris McGill Holden

September 9, 1925 - August 26, 2017

Doris McGill Holden was born in De Kalb, Texas on September 9, 1925 to Alva and Josie McGill.Doris was married to her high school sweetheart, William Abbott Holden Jr., for 63 years. Together, they raised two daughters, Reggie and Beth, and was loved by many from her church community through the years. She is survived by her two daughters, Reggie Wilson and Beth Kells and her spouse Barry Wilson;...
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Matthew Isaac Ramos

February 20, 1997 - August 23, 2017

Matthew Isaac Ramos, 20, relocated to Heaven on August 23, 2017, in his hometown of Austin, Texas.Matthew was born on February 20, 1997. Matthew was a creative soul with a passion for art. Although he appreciated all art forms, he was especially passionate for graffiti art. He recently expanded his skill set in screen printing and spent his time making shirts with his personal designs. He enjoyed...
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Claudette Levonne Young

April 27, 1934 - August 23, 2017

Long-time Austin resident Claudette Young was granted her angel wings on August 23, 2017.Claudette's final days were spent surrounded by loving family, and friends whom she had touched during her life.Claudette was born on April 27, 1934, to Claude and Roxie White in Texarkana, Texas. She married the love of her life George Young, and together they had one child - Lea Anne Young Bartee. After...
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Edward Loera

October 14, 1958 - August 22, 2017

Edward Loera, 58, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at St. David's South Austin Medical Center.Born in Austin, Texas on October 14, 1958, Edward began his career as a cab driver for disabled passengers and later started his own roofing company in 1989. He was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and Navy for more than 10 years. His last assignment was onboard the USS Saratoga.He loved...
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Shirley FASEL

September 5, 1945 - August 20, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.
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Ronald Gene Morrison

January 16, 1940 - August 20, 2017

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Donna Marie Hysick-Claeys

February 12, 1954 - August 20, 2017

Donna Marie Hysick-Claeys died Sunday, August 20th, after a battle with leukemia. She was loved very much by her husband, David, and her many family members and friends.Donna was born into a military family on February 12, 1954, the eldest of eight siblings. As a youngster she was happy to be a world traveler, living around the US and in France and Taiwan, eventually settling in Texas. Donna...
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Shirley Raye Fasel

September 5, 1945 - August 20, 2017

Shirley Raye Fasel, beloved wife, cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, and country dancer extraordinaire, left this life on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at the age of 71. She was born on Sept. 5, 1945, to Lieutenant Colonel Raymond McCullough and wife Dorothy in La Junta, Colorado. Together with her sister Dee and brother Lee, the family traveled extensively...
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Ronnie G. Smith

October 3, 1952 - August 19, 2017

Ronald "Ronnie" Glenn Smith, age 64, died on August 19, 2017, at his home in Austin, Texas. Ronnie was born in Luling, Texas, on October 3, 1952. As a child he lived in Fentress and Victoria. He graduated from Gregory-Portland High School in 1970. His years in Portland were when he made friends who remained central in his life. After high school, he became a journeyman electrician...
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Clara Delores Quijano

February 25, 1928 - August 18, 2017

Clara Quijano, aged 89, died peacefully on August 18, 2017, at Hill Country Care Nursing Home in Dripping Springs, Texas. Clara was born February 25, 1928, in El Reno, Oklahoma, the daughter of Candido and Petra Ortega. As an adolescent, Clara and her siblings moved to Mexico City, Mexico. Clara taught English to others while learning to speak Spanish. Consequently, she became fluent in both...
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Aurora Martinez Saldivar

August 6, 1926 - August 18, 2017

Aurora Martinez Saldivar beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, in Austin, Texas. She had just celebrated 91 years on this earth.Aurora was born August 6, 1926, in Poth, Texas, to Lionides and Juanita Galvan Martinez. It wasn't long before she fell in love and married the late great Miguel Saldivar on Christmas...
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Charles Carroll Chambers

January 5, 1960 - August 16, 2017

When he lived in Acapulco, Mexico, in the late 1960's, seven-year-old Charles Chambers was known as "The Littlest Matador." Outfitted in a tiny black toreador ensemble, he swirled a red cape before young bulls at the local corrida. During that time, Charles was also a mascot for famous wrestlers on the Lucha Libre circuit like El Santo and Mil Mascaras. Dressed like his heroes, they called him ...
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Wanda Jeffrey Slaughter

January 18, 1930 - August 12, 2017

Valera Wanda Jeffrey Slaughter passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017, in Austin, Texas. She was born on January 18, 1930, in Austin to Letha Black Jeffrey and Ira Cheston Jeffrey.Wanda is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Archie Howard Slaughter, parents, and step-mother, Alice Biddy Jeffrey. She is survived by her daughters, Alana Slaughter Oehler and husband, Charlie and Dona...
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Fred L. Foster

April 12, 1926 - August 12, 2017

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

March 5, 1937 - August 11, 2017

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Ona Jean Story

February 24, 1936 - August 8, 2017

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Theresa Ann Borek

July 7, 1937 - August 6, 2017

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Daisy Mae Jacobs

December 14, 1928 - August 6, 2017

Daisy Mae Jacobs, 88, died on August 6, 2017, in Austin, TX. She started life December 14, 1928, in Bethlehem, PA, the daughter of Pennsylvania Dutch parents, Bertha and Harry Yocum. It was before Al Capp's famous comic strip Li'l Abner was written. During WWII soldiers wrote to Daisy Mae Yocum because of this name, and signed their letters from "Li'l Abner", as she had the same name as the well...
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Jack Arthur Lind

September 22, 1947 - August 4, 2017

Jack Arthur Lind, 69, left this world on Friday, August 4, 2017. He was born in Austin, Texas on September 22, 1947 to Arthur August Lind and Doris Dean Kelley Lind. Jack loved sports of all kinds and was All City Running Back in 1966 from Travis High School. He was a passionate fan of many sports and loved to hunt, fish and grill outdoors, but nothing ignited his joy and passion more than life...
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Peggy Linda Hobbs

January 13, 1953 - August 3, 2017

Peggy Linda Paxton Hobbs, age 64, of Austin, Texas, passed away on August 3, 2017. Peggy was a longtime resident of the Austin area and attended Reagan High School. She married and had three daughters with Michael Robson. She later married Randy Hobbs and helped raise his son Rocky Hobbs. Throughout her life she held various positions for local companies and the State of Texas as a bookkeeper. ...
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Yvette Jacqueline Toupin

January 30, 1933 - July 31, 2017

Yvette Jacqueline Toupin, age 84, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at her home in Georgetown, Texas. Yvette was born in Franklin, New Hampshire in 1933 and graduated from Franklin High School in 1951. She married her High School sweetheart, Virgil J. Toupin on February 2, 1952. After nurturing her five children, she started her career with the Internal Revenue Service in Austin, Texas in 1969...
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Eunice Rachel Lane

February 18, 1941 - July 28, 2017

Eunice Rachel Cranford LaneFebruary 18, 1941 - July 28, 2017In loving memory.Eunice Rachel Cranford Lane was called into heaven on Friday, July 28, 2017.Born in Mississippi on February 18, 1941, to parents Reverend Jack Judson Cranford and Eunice (Knight) Cranford, she spent most of her early years in Oxford, Mississippi. From there, her life brought her to the New Orleans area all the while...
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Anita Boggs

March 20, 1938 - July 24, 2017

Anita Boggs, age 79 of Austin, Texas, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at her home at Raider Ranch in Lubbock, Texas, where she had resided the last two years.Mrs. Boggs was born in Tilset, East Prussia on March 20, 1938. She grew up in Wormstadt, East Germany until she moved with her family to Weisbaden, Germany where she met and married her husband Bennett Boggs in 1962.Mrs. Boggs received...
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Armando Molina

August 24, 1961 - July 23, 2017

Armando Molina, 55, of Austin, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Armando was born on August 24, 1961, in San Juan, Texas, to Manuel R. Molina and Evangelina Garza Molina.Armando was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law, Ramiro Escobedo and Lupe Pecina. He will be sadly missed by his sisters, Yolanda Martinez (Augustin), Felipa Escobedo,...
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Elijah Barnes

July 3, 1946 - July 22, 2017

Elijah Barnes, 71, of Bastrop, TX, passed away on July 22, 2017, suddenly at his home. A Celebration of Elijah Barnes's life will be held at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Dr. Kevin Hull of Cook Walden will be officiating. Elijah was born in Wilson, North Carolina on July 3, 1946, and attended Charles H. Darden High School. He moved to Austin,...
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Eddie Wayne Martin

August 15, 1939 - July 21, 2017

Eddie Wayne Martin, 77, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas, after a short battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Ed was born on August 15, 1939, in Ovalo, Texas, to Avon and Celeta Martin. He graduated from Abilene High School and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Ed served 3 years in the U.S. Army where he met and...
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Christopher Skeens

January 6, 1988 - July 19, 2017

On July 19, 2017, Christopher Skeens, aged 29 years old, of Austin, Texas, passed away after a difficult battle with Leukemia. To cherish his memory he leaves his mother, Jeana Skeens, his father, Wayne Elston, grandmother, Nancy Elston, his sister, Heather Elston, his brother, Kenneth Elston, and his daughter, Lily Marie Howard, as well as many friends and additional family members.Graveside...
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William John Zindash

September 11, 1967 - July 19, 2017

William John Zindash passed away July 19, 2017, in Austin, Texas at the age of 49. He was born September 11, 1967, in Baltimore, Maryland to parents Sharon Parker and Bill Stubbins.After graduating high school, William enlisted in the US Navy, where he served his country for six years. After his service, he lived life on his own terms and was a free spirit. He traveled to Austin and settled...
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Hillery O. Davis

November 6, 1939 - July 18, 2017

Hillery O. Davis, 77, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Austin. He was a man who personified the adage service before self. Hillery proudly served 26 years in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He worked 18 years as a Travis County Sheriff's Deputy and was a Mason, Ben Hur Shriner, and a lifelong member of the Manchaca United Methodist Church. He saw the...
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Homi D. Gorakhpurwalla

August 5, 1937 - July 16, 2017

Mr. Homi Gorakhpurwalla (aka Mr. G, Professor G and G-dad) passed away unexpectedly on July 16, 2017. Born August 5, 1937, he would have been 80 in just a few weeks. We know he is now with his wife (Anita F Gorahkpurwalla 1942-2005), who he adored and has grieved over everyday since we lost her. He leaves behind devoted children, son and daughter-in-law Ashley and Vicki Gorakhpurwalla, daughter...
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Margaret Ruth Borchardt

May 11, 1927 - July 16, 2017

Margaret Ruth Borchardt was born in Williamson County, Texas, near Taylor, on May 11, 1927. She died July 16, 2017, at Silverado Bee Cave Memory Care Community. She graduated from Taylor High School in 1944. On March 20, 1949, she married Carl Borchardt. Margaret was a resident of Austin for over 70 years. She began her vocational career as an assistant to Texas Railroad Commissioner Olin...
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Millard F. Moore

May 29, 1921 - July 12, 2017

Millard Floyd Moore was born on May 29, 1921, in Okemah, Oklahoma, to Marvin Millard Moore and Thelma Catlett Moore. He was the oldest child of what grew to be a family of nine brothers and sisters as well as one sister that died at birth. He died 96 years later on July 12, 2017.He is survived by his children, Mike Moore, Becky Buslett, and Lisa Lander; as well as four grandchildren, Erica...
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Junior Roy Hunter

July 16, 1960 - July 10, 2017

Junior Roy (JR) Hunter at age 56, passed away July 10, 2017, in Austin, TX. He was at home with family when he peacefully left this world to be with Our Lord. He was born in Dover, Delaware, and the second born of the six children Arthur R. and Bobbie J. Hunter were blessed with. He was a handful and a joy to his parents. To all those who knew him he was spirited, stubborn, loyal, and a big...
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Katherine M. White Stepan

May 31, 1922 - July 9, 2017

Katherine Maxine White Stepan passed away July 9, 2017, in Austin, Texas. She was born to parents Edwin and Ione Killingsworth on May 31, 1922, in Dallas, Texas. Katherine married Joe Douglas White on October 16, 1940, in Dallas, Texas, and they moved to Austin together in 1955 and were long standing members of First United Methodist Church in downtown Austin. Joe passed away in 1973, and...
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Melissa Camp Armstrong

November 11, 1958 - July 8, 2017

Melissa, 58, was born November 11, 1958, at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She passed away July 8, 2017, in Johnson City, Texas.Melissa grew up in numerous cities throughout the United States and Canada. Melissa was happy, carefree, and yet a competitive child. While living in Corpus Christi Texas, Melissa found a love for horses. She competed in Western Pleasure Horseback...
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Bonnie Smith Rodriguez

November 10, 1941 - July 6, 2017

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

August 13, 1935 - July 5, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.
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Jeff Dobbins

May 23, 1929 - July 4, 2017

Jeff Dobbins, 88, of Red Rock, Texas formerly of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on July 4, 2017. He was born on May 23, 1929, to Pat Dobbins and Mary Crandell Dobbins. Jeff spent most of his life in Kansas City as a gunsmith until he retired to Red Rock.He is preceded in death by his parents and several siblings. Jeff will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 67 years, Juanita Mae Dobbins;...
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