Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

At Weed-Corley-Fish, we’ve helped families honor their loved ones for over a hundred years. All of our conveniently-located chapels are peaceful, soothing places for your family and friends to gather for remembrance and recollection. And our dedication to your comfort, attention to detail, and honor for local traditions assure you of the most dignified and personalized services as you plan your tribute.


Our Obituaries

Mary McGraw Lee

December 23, 1925 - May 22, 2018

Mary Lee died May 22, 2018 at Longhorn Village Retirement Community in Austin, TX. She and twin sister Martha were born December 23, 1925 in Houston, TX. The family soon moved to Hornbeck, LA where she grew up and attended school through the first-semester senior year. Then, a brief time in Austin, TX allowed Mary and Martha to graduate from Austin High School in the Class of 1942. While in...
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Betty Lynn Walter Spence

September 24, 1931 - May 19, 2018

Betty left this life peacefully on Saturday evening, May 19th after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. An accomplished watercolor artist, she was a member of the West Texas Watercolor Federation, and her paintings can be found in homes and collections throughout the United States. One of her fondest memories was designing a needlepoint canvas of Texas wildflowers for Barbara Bush to work on...
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Maria Pappas McPhail

November 6, 1924 - May 18, 2018

Maria Pappas McPhail, 93, of Bastrop, Texas, passed away on May 18, 2018. She was born on November 6, 1924 in Temple, Texas to Tom Pappas and Lillie Sawberger Pappas. After graduating from college, Maria became a teacher and worked for the Teacher's Retirement System. She was a member of Austin Women's Club, State Official Ladies Club, State Historical Society and Westminster Presbyterian...
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Archie Kent Whittemore

July 2, 1945 - May 17, 2018

Archie Kent Whittemore was born July 2, 1945 to Kent L. and Grace (Clarkson) Whittemore. He was raised in Spearfish, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Even as a toddler, he loved vehicles and pretended his trike was a tractor. When it got "stuck," he wrapped strings around the wheels as "chain." His parents instilled in him the love of the outdoors from yard work to camping and hunting to...
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Bill Denney

August 2, 1930 - May 16, 2018

William J. Denney (Bill) passed away Wednesday morning, May 16th, in his apartment at Brookdale Northwest Hills, Mesa Drive, Austin, TX. His final hours were spent surrounded by his granddaughter, Kara Denney, grandson, Dillon Denney, and his son, Richard Denney. He left Brookdale draped in the American flag in recognition of his service to this country in the United States Air Force (USAF). Bill...
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Imogene Ruth Hart Hudgins

May 23, 1917 - May 16, 2018

Imogene Ruth Hart Hudgins passed away peacefully on May 16, 2018 at the age of 100. Gene was born in Wharton, Texas on May 23, 1917 to Maude Estelle Hart and P.T. Hart. She had two brothers, Clifford and Warren, and one sister, Thelma. She was married to Clay Milton Hudgins who preceded her in death in 1953. They had two daughters, Rebecca Hudgins Brandenburg and Cathy Hudgins Gray. Gene...
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Terry Eugene Seiders

November 12, 1941 - May 16, 2018

Terry Eugene Seiders passed away May 16, 2018, at the age of 76. Terry made his entrance into this world November 12, 1941, in Austin, TX, the first of three boys born to H. Eugene Seiders and Violet Cook Seiders. Terry grew up in Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1960, where he was a member of the football team and a state championship baseball team. He graduated from Sam...
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Elinor Ruth Wilde Koppelman

October 26, 1928 - May 16, 2018

Elinor Ruth Wilde Koppelman, age 89, passed away on May 16, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Elinor was born in Austin on October 26, 1928 to Paul Albert Wilde and Hermine Becker Wilde. Elinor's father Paul was co-manager of Becker Lumber Company, a local business started by Hermine's father, Hermann Becker, an immigrant from Germany. Elinor grew up in a loving family along with five sisters, and the...
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Charles Doyle "CD" Crain

August 30, 1947 - May 15, 2018

On Tuesday, May 15th, a beautiful spring morning, The Voice of Westlake Softball fell silent with the passing of Charles Doyle "CD" Crain. He leaves behind an extended family into which he gathered relatives, lifelong friends, and generations of children, all of whom walked taller and prouder through this world because of his steadfast, abiding love. Charles, the youngest of five children...
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Deborah (Debbie) Stephens

March 29, 1955 - May 14, 2018

Deborah (Debbie) Stephens passed away peacefully at Diversicare at Lake Highlands on May 14, 2018. Debbie is survived by her father, Charles Anthon Stephens; her brothers, Charles Stephens and his wife, Kathleen, Jerry and his wife, Ana, and her sisters, Claudia Stephens and Barbara Stephens and her wife, Jayne Iafrate; two aunts and an uncle, and several nieces and nephews. She was...
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Bobby Marshall Gierisch

August 19, 1946 - May 12, 2018

Bobby Marshall Gierisch was born August 19, 1946, in Goose Creek, Texas, a town which ceased to exist two years later (now it's part of Baytown). He was born to Edmund George Gierisch, Jr. and Thelma Roden Gierisch and was Edmund George Gierisch, III's little brother. After a childhood spent in Texas and Tennessee, Bobby graduated from Denton High School as student body president, varsity...
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Gretchen Sophia Herrmann Runge, MD

February 15, 1924 - May 9, 2018

Dr. Gretchen Runge, age 94, passed away on May 9, 2018 in Austin, Texas. She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Dr. George Herrmann and Anna Williams Herrmann. Dr. Runge spent her early years in Waveland, Mississippi, New Orleans and Galveston, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with honors (Phi Beta Kappa), she received her MD degree from the University of Texas...
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Billie Jean Denham Talley

September 13, 1930 - May 6, 2018

Billie Jean Talley, age 87, of Austin passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Billie Jean is survived by her daughter Lynda Talley Rychlik and husband Terry Redd, grandson Travis Rychlik. She is also survived by two sisters; Mildred Forehand and Myrtice Macomber and numerous nieces and nephews. Billie Jean was preceded in death by her husband Troy M. Talley and grandson Randy Kotal. Her...
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Archie Perry Clayton III

November 28, 1942 - May 4, 2018

Archie Clayton died suddenly May 4, 2018, at Seton Hospital. He was born, November 28, 1942, in Cisco, Texas, to Archie Perry Clayton, Jr, and Dorothy Nummy Clayton. He grew up in Big Spring, Midland, and Fort Worth, Texas. He played basketball on winning teams at Paschal High School where he was Senior Class Favorite. He earned a full scholarship and played basketball for TCU. He was a TCU...
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Armando G. Martinez-Vargas, D.D.S.

May 25, 1940 - May 4, 2018

Armando Gaston Martinez-Vargas passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife on May 4, 2018. His departure was in stark contrast to his arrival on May 25, 1940, in the aftermath of a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in Lima, Peru. The doctor - named Gaston -- braved the rubble and aftershocks to deliver him safely into an unsafe world. Armando's middle name honors that doctor. The marriage...
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Hubert L Menn, Jr.

March 1, 1921 - May 4, 2018

Hubert L. Menn, Jr., 97, of Austin passed on to Heaven on Friday, May 4, 2018. Hubert was born in Yorktown, Texas on March 1, 1921, the son of Hubert L. Menn, Sr. and Martha Poch Menn. He graduated from Yorktown High School as valedictorian and attended Texas Lutheran College (now Texas Lutheran University) in Seguin, Texas finishing its two year program. He then moved to Austin and attended...
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Martha Shuford Greenhill

August 25, 1917 - May 2, 2018

Martha Shuford Greenhill, known to many as "GG," passed away on May 2nd, 2018 at the age of 100. She was the devoted wife of Judge Joe Greenhill, and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Martha was born August 25, 1917 in Tyler, Texas. She was the daughter of Harry D. Shuford and Alla Mae "Bright Rose" Duke, and sister to her two brothers, Harry and Bill. At age 16, she...
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Ruth H. Randolph

October 17, 1925 - May 2, 2018

Bella Ruth Hinton Randolph (Ruth) passed into eternal life on May 2, 2018 Ruth was born to Claude S. and Bella Watson Hinton on October 17, 1925 in Gonzales County, Texas. She grew up in Gonzales, attending Gonzales public schools. She took piano lessons and participated in rhythm band while in elementary school, beginning a lifelong love of music and song. She was in choir and was a...
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Scooter Matthews

December 19, 1919 - May 1, 2018

Mary Eleanor Pool Matthews, "Scooter," left us to be with the Lord on May 1, 2018, at the age of 98. Scooter was born to Anna Ruth Posey Pool and Arthur Claude Pool on December 19, 1919, in Grandview, Texas, on her family's cotton farm. She was the oldest of four children who all preceded her in death. Scooter graduated from Grandview High School in 1937 and graduated from Baylor in 1941,...
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Edward "Ed" Sciple

September 2, 1933 - April 28, 2018

Ed Sciple, age 84, passed away on April 28, 2018 in Austin, Texas. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 2, 1933 to George and Elizabeth Sciple. Ed is survived by his wife Nancy; children Richard (wife Jana) and Lane; his grandchildren; and an extended family. He is preceded in death by his son Ed Jr. In accordance with his wishes, there will not be a service, but his family will...
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Sandie Scalco

December 12, 1942 - April 27, 2018

Sandra "Sandie" Riedel Scalco, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Friday April 27, 2018 at age 75. Sandie was born in Cleveland Ohio on December 12, 1942 to the late Victor Riedel and the late Patricia Lowe Riedel. She was the oldest of three children. At age 13 she and her family moved to Hillsboro, Ohio. After high school...
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Britt Parker Medford

July 20, 1958 - April 27, 2018

Britt Parker Medford passed peacefully in Austin on April 27, 2018 after a seven month battle with a rare form of cancer. He went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family. Child of God, beloved husband, father, son, architect and craftsman, friend, businessman, and scout leader; he was loved, admired, and respected by all who knew him. Britt was born in Tyler, Texas on July...
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Billy Thomas

April 7, 1923 - April 27, 2018

Billy Thomas passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 from complications of pneumonia. He graduated with a geology degree from the University of Texas at Austin and worked for the State of Texas. During WWII, he served his country as a B-24 pilot in the Pacific Theatre. Billy and Catherine were long-time members of Hyde Park Baptist Church. He loved flying, NASCAR and other car races, but...
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Carolyn Atkinson Sitra

September 21, 1937 - April 27, 2018

Carolyn Atkinson Sitra, a loving wife and wonderful friend, died suddenly and unexpectedly Friday, April 27, 2018, at her home in Longhorn Village. Carolyn was born September 21, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Maude and Ashby Atkinson, Sr. She was a gentle lady with Southern charms, and was devoted to her husband of 30 years, Adon Sitra, who preceded her in death. Carolyn was raised in...
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Maxine Hudson

February 12, 1937 - April 26, 2018

Maxine Hudson was a fun person. And was beautiful both inside and out. She was special. Loving wife to Ray, her husband of 60 years, their marriage produced a daughter, Kim, a son, Greg, and two granddaughters, Olivia and Camille, who all will miss her enormously. Maxine relished her many friendships, each of whom felt they had a unique position in Maxine's heart, because they did. She...
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Tommy Richard Turner

April 2, 1933 - April 24, 2018

Tommy Richard Turner, 85, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. He was born in Dallas, Texas on April 2, 1933, the son of Oleta Faye Glover Turner and Clyde Turner. Tommy attended Forest Avenue High School and served in the US Air Force. While attending UT, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, he met and married the love of his life, Gail Hood Turner. Their son,...
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Mary Jo Hindman

January 13, 1930 - April 23, 2018

Mary Jo Hindman, age 88, passed away on April 23, 2018 in Austin, TX. Born in Wichita Falls, TX, Mary Jo later moved with her family to Paris, TX. In 1949, she attended Paris Commercial College and began working in a local dime store. In 1959, she and her mother Mamie moved to Austin, and enjoyed living on Oakmont Blvd, just up the street from her Uncle David Sisto and his wife Polly. She...
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Robert Conrad Ammann III

December 17, 1946 - April 23, 2018

Robert Conrad Ammann III, or for those that really knew him "Boy Ammann", was the most amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was born on December 17, 1946 in Austin, Texas to Mary Helen George Ammann and Robert Conrad Ammann Jr. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 23, 2018. If you ever were in the company of this good looking, blue eyed Boy...
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Jane Switzer Parker

January 24, 1931 - April 22, 2018

Jane Switzer Parker, born January 24, 1931 to Richard Elmer & Dorothy Francis Switzer in Beaumont, Texas, passed away on April 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Howard Winn Parker and is survived by their three children, Howard Winn Parker, Jr. and his wife Sandra Watson Parker, Richard Switzer Parker and his partner Antonio Garcia Rojas, Francie Parker Little and...
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Donald E. Harley

November 2, 1941 - April 19, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Donald E. Harley announces his passing after a brief illness, on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Don, his wife Emma, and their cats resided in Austin, Texas, for many years. Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years, Emma, and his brothers and sisters, Joyce Wilcox, Ann Studer, Lynn Cassidy (husband Thomas), James Harley (wife Joan), Carolyn...
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James Alan Barbee

December 18, 1949 - April 16, 2018

James Alan Barbee 1949 - 2018 (Jim No Horse to those with the soul of a cowboy) told his final set of stories. Three years and three months ago, Alan was given 6 weeks to live but Alan was a rule breaker. He fought for the extra time because he just loved life too much to let go so quickly. Brought up in Houston, Alan wanted to be a writer. He hitchhiked to the University of Iowa after being...
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Lorna Marie Geering Overbey

January 31, 1923 - April 16, 2018

Our beloved mother and friend, Lorna, went to meet the Lord on April 16, 2018. She was born on January 31, 1923 in Oakland, California. As with most families, the depression was hard on her family. She graduated from Alameda High School in 1940 and attended a year at the University of California Berkeley. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, she went to work as a civilian for the U.S. Navy...
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Earl Otto Wukasch

September 23, 1922 - April 16, 2018

Earl Otto Wukasch, 95, passed away on April 16, 2018, at Buckner Villas Care facility in Austin, Texas. He was the son of Joseph and Alma Wukasch and is survived by his wife, Sherry Etie, his children, David Wukasch (wife Debra), Marsha Allen (husband Larry), Karen Hocher (husband Brien), Paul Wukasch (wife Aggie) and Gail Dankis (husband Mark). He also has 11 grandchildren and 3 great...
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Elizabeth Elinor Wyckoff

November 24, 1952 - April 15, 2018

Elizabeth Elinor Wyckoff, 65, of Austin, Texas died on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in hospice care at Seton Medical Center after a 3 year battle with metastatic breast cancer. Liz was born November 24, 1952 in Salem, Oregon to Ralph W. and Faith (Chada) Wyckoff. She grew up in the Salem area. Growing up she played flute in the band and served as a Camp Fire Girls counselor. She graduated from the...
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Joe George

March 1, 1946 - April 15, 2018

William Joseph George died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family one year after the death of his wife of 47 years, Mary Margaret George. Joe was born in Houston on March 1, 1946. He was raised by his parents and his brothers, who were 10 and 13 years older than him. He loved to recount the story of his arrival - nine months after the victory over Japan. "My parents were in their...
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Richard Sutch

June 18, 1925 - April 13, 2018

Richard Sutch, beloved only child of Oscar and Kathryn Sutch, died peacefully at home on April 13, 2018. When asked to describe his life he always said: "To begin with, I had a happy childhood." Born in 1925 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he lived on the same streets and sometimes in the same houses as his loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, and school friends. Richard inherited his father's...
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Joe McCarthy

August 11, 1933 - April 13, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Edward McCarthy, 84, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, a retired finance executive at Olin Corporation, died Friday, April 13, 2018, in Austin, TX after losing his battle with cancer. Joe was born in Port Chester, New York on August 11, 1933 to Mary Hayes McCarthy and Thomas McCarthy, and was raised there along with his three older brothers and younger sister. He graduated from...
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William Berger

June 6, 1918 - April 11, 2018

William E. (Bill) Berger, whose career as a newspaperman spanned parts of nine decades, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Austin. At age 99, he was less than two months shy of his 100th birthday. He was born in Ferris, Illinois, to William George and Ethel Nelson Berger, on June 6, 1918. As a young boy, he delivered newspapers to neighbors for a few cents a week in his hometown. His career...
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Gordon Willard Houser

June 20, 1939 - April 9, 2018

Gordon Houser, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 9, 2018. Gordon was born and raised in Austin. He attended Austin High School and received his bachelor's and Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Texas. He then practiced law in Houston, Dallas, and Austin. During his high school years, he enjoyed playing in the Austin High School band...
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Hessie Owen

October 4, 1929 - April 9, 2018

Hessie Reese Williams Owen died peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2018. Hessie loved her faith, family, friends and community. She brought joy and laughter wherever she went and was loved by everyone who knew her. The support and encouragement she gave to her children and grandchildren was unparalleled, and her influence is reflected in their successes in school and life. Hessie's love of...
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Becky Fisher Murray

October 24, 1923 - April 8, 2018

Becky Fisher Murray went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 8, 2018, surrounded by her adoring family. She was born to John August Johnson and Ethel Dickens Johnson in Bonne Terrre, Missouri. Becky graduated from Bonne Terre High School and soon after graduation moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she met Bill Fisher, husband and father of her children. ...
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Elaine Mayo Frederick

December 21, 1933 - April 7, 2018

Elaine Vaticalos Mayo Frederick, our beautiful and beloved mother, stepmother, grandmother, and sister, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in the loving arms of her family after a brief and sudden illness. She was born on December 21, 1933 in Kilgore, Texas. From an early age she worked in her family's restaurant, the Bluebonnet Cafe, which catered to locals and oil workers alike. Upon...
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Margaret Meldrum Huffman

September 27, 1936 - April 5, 2018

Margaret Huffman, 81, of Austin, went home to be with her Lord on April 5, 2018. She was born September 27, 1936 in Houston, the daughter of Curtis B. and Gladys W. Meldrum. Margaret was an elementary education teacher, having received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston, and Masters in Education from Sam Houston State University. Margaret was a member of St. Matthews...
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Nora Staben

August 15, 1932 - April 4, 2018

Nora Staben died peacefully on April 4, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the age of 85. Nora is survived by her children: Juan Hector, Nora and Cecilia as well as grandchildren Roberto, Larissa and Brett. Nora was born on August 15, 1932 in El Salvador. She graduated from Sagrado Corazon High School. She studied social work in El Salvador and received a Master's degree in Social Work from St. Louis...
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John Daniel Watson

January 26, 1925 - April 3, 2018

John Daniel Watson was born on January 26, 1925, in Thorp Spring, Texas, and passed from this life into Heaven on April 3, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Dan was preceded in death by his wife Jeannette Blocker Watson, parents Roy and Lida Watson, and brother Max Watson. Dan is survived by his son Mark Watson and daughter-in-law Debbie, daughters Jan Watson and Pam Watson, four grandchildren, and...
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Toody Byrd

October 10, 1924 - April 1, 2018

From the moment of her 1924 birth at the McDermett Ranch in Callahan County, Texas, when her twelve-year-old brother anointed her with the name "Toody," Toody McDermett Byrd was shaped by her independent, tenacious, and spirited West Texas childhood. The daughter of a second-generation "bigger than life," highly respected and loved rancher, Hugh McDermett, who raised prized registered Hereford...
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Paul S. Thomas

April 23, 1967 - March 31, 2018

Paul S. Thomas, age 50, died suddenly on March 31 in his residence at Hutto. Paul was predeceased by his parents Cecilla and Colin Thomas. He is survived by his brothers Mike (Martha) and Bruce (Courtenay), nieces Kaitlin Morgan (Richie), Elizabeth Thomas, Claire, Cailea, and Carley Thomas, and fiance Kellie Nagozruk. Burial will be at Hutto City Cemetery at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April...
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Joan Lentz Shipnes

October 6, 1938 - March 31, 2018

Joan Lentz Shipnes passed away on March 31, 2018 in Austin, Texas. She was born in Lockhart, Texas on October 6, 1938 to parents Zac Lentz and Evelyn Moore Lentz. She was raised in Victoria, Texas until moving to Austin to attend the University of Texas. While at UT, she pledged Zeta Tau Alpha and made many lifelong friends. When Joan graduated, she moved to Houston, Texas to teach second graders...
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Benita 'Bebe' Barden

January 30, 1940 - March 29, 2018

Benita Beth Lee Barden of Hondo, known to her family and friends as 'Bebe,' died in Austin, March 29, 2018, from complications following open heart surgery. She was born in Austin January 30, 1940, to Harrell Estes and Peggy Harding Lee, both of whom predeceased her. After spending the World War II years in New York City and other locations while her father was in the military, she returned...
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Susan (Susie) L Pentland

January 26, 1972 - March 28, 2018

Susan 'Susie' Lynn Pentland of Austin, Texas unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday March 28th, 2018. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 26th, 1972. As a young child, Susie travelled the world. But in 1978 she arrived in Austin and instantly became a "Native Austinite". Susie was a creative, kind and loving soul who will be dearly missed by family, friends and neighbors. Susie graduated...
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John Clayton Yost

July 22, 1943 - March 28, 2018

John Clayton Yost, of Austin and Galveston, Texas, and Aspen, Colorado, passed away on March 28, 2018 surrounded by his children and sister after a brief battle with cancer. Born July 22, 1943 to Katherine Andrews Yost and Francis Randolph Yost, he attended St. John's School, The Lawrenceville School, Washington & Lee University, and Harvard Business School. John worked in early Houston...
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Ruth Smith

September 14, 1918 - March 28, 2018

Ruth Smith, a resident of Austin since 1953, died on March 28, 2018 at the age of 99. Ruth was born on September 14, 1918 in Palestine, Texas to Fay and Wallace Alexander. Ruth's childhood home was in Seymour, Texas, where she was the third of four sisters. Ruth's grandfather, Frank G. Alexander, was a rancher/pioneer who opened the F.G. Alexander & Mercantile Co. and founded the Methodist Church...
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Jacquelyn Michelle Goeller

February 4, 1980 - March 26, 2018

Mrs. Jacquelyn ("Jackie") Michelle Goeller (née Zipp), of Austin, TX, passed away on Monday, March 26th, 2018 at the age of 38. Jackie was born to her parents, William and Joyce Zipp, on February 4th, 1980 in New Albany, Indiana. Jackie grew up the youngest daughter and attended St. Anthony Elementary and Providence High School in Clarksville, Indiana where she was actively involved in...
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Steven Blake Burgess

April 11, 1970 - March 26, 2018

With unimaginably sad and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, Steven Blake Burgess of Austin Texas on March 26th, 2018. He was 47 years old. Steve passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep from complications due to Type 1 Diabetes. Steve loved and served our family and his friends so selflessly during his life. He was a content,...
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James William Thrower

October 19, 1929 - March 26, 2018

James (Jim) William Thrower passed away peacefully at the age of 88 in Austin, Texas. Jim was born in Waco, Texas to Vela Exabel (Sutton) Thrower and Webb Alvin Thrower just 10 days from the start of the Great Depression. Jim married Joyce Marjorie Hearsey in Ignace and moved to Austin, Texas. Joy was married to Jim for 55 years and they both raised their two sons, James (Jim) William Thrower,...
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Maurice & Lee Kirkpatrick

October 11, 1934 - March 25, 2018

Maurice McCain Kirkpatrick passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The love of his life, Nora Leila (Lee) Nolen Kirkpatrick followed him to his eternal reward on March 27, 2018. Both were surrounded by the family that they deeply loved. Maurice was born to Arthur Maurice and Lillian Dunkerley Kirkpatrick on October 11, 1934 in Dallas, Texas. Lee was born to Lt. Col. Neil Dean and Georgia...
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Bobbi Henley-Siler

June 11, 1954 - March 25, 2018

Bobbi Henley-Siler, age 63, of Austin, Texas died on March 25, 2018. She was born on June 11, 1954 in El Reno, Oklahoma to Jim and Jeannine Schiffman. She is survived by her husband, Barry Siler; her father, Jim Schiffman; sister, Susan Mitchell; brothers, Carl and Jim Jr. Schiffman; many nieces and nephews; and relatives in the Siler family. Bobbi was preceded in death by her mother Jeannine...
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Billie Ruth Sites Lanpher

October 24, 1930 - March 25, 2018

Billie Ruth (Sites) Lanpher, 87, of Pflugerville, Texas passed away on March 25, 2018, surrounded by family. She was born in Karnes City, Texas on October 24, 1930 to Minnie Myrtle Rader and James Benjamin Sites, and raised among a family with proud roots in the Central Texas community. As a young adult, she moved to Austin with her parents where she later married and raised three children: Jim...
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Floyd Henry Plueckhahn

February 25, 1932 - March 24, 2018

Floyd Henry Plueckhahn, 86, passed away peacefully on the morning of March 24, 2018. Floyd was born on February 25, 1932 on their family farm near Winedale, TX. After graduating high school, he enrolled at Texas A&M, but put his education on hold and enlisted in the US Navy after the start of the Korean War and became an anti-aircraft gunner aboard the USS Los Angeles. After the war, Floyd moved...
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Sue Blevins

August 15, 1937 - March 24, 2018

Sue Blevins, age 80, died with great courage and determination after enduring years of complex illness and health obstacles. A recent event ultimately led to pneumonia, from which, in her weakened state, she was unable to return. We want to acknowledge her tremendous courage and determination: she did it on her terms right until the last moment. We were all there, her closest family members, by...
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Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Bailey Hall

October 9, 1920 - March 23, 2018

Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Bailey Hall of Austin died peacefully in her sleep on March 23, 2018 at the age of 97. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Adin and her sister Carolyn B. Berneking of Lawrence, KS. Betty was born in 1920 in Oklahoma City, OK to Dr. William H. Bailey and Ethel Walker Bailey. She was educated in the public schools, graduating Classen High School in 1938....
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Wootten Brown, Jr., M.D.

April 19, 1927 - March 22, 2018

Gilmore Wootten Brown, Jr. M.D. of Austin, passed away on March 22, 2018 just one month shy of his 91st birthday. Wootten was born in Abilene, Texas on April 19, 1927, the son of Zula Leigh Duke and Gilmore Wootten Brown, Sr. He grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Paschal High School in 1944 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 through 1946. After completing his pre-medical studies...
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Sylvia B. Lester

August 16, 1915 - March 21, 2018

Sylvia B. Lester August 16, 1915 - March 21, 2018 (102 years) Sylvia was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. A couple of years later, she, her baby sister Cele and her parents moved to Dallas. Both daughters grew up and married in Dallas. The family spent many enjoyable summers with her grandparents, aunt and uncles in Paris, Kentucky. Sylvia graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas in...
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Helen T. Russell

July 18, 1925 - March 20, 2018

Helen Thompson Russell was born on July 18, 1925 in East Texas, daughter of Jodie and Dora Thompson. Helen passed away on March 20, 2018 in Austin, Texas with family by her side. She gave the many people whom she loved 92 full, healthy, and thoroughly wonderful years. Helen was united in marriage to Owen "Russ" Russell in 1949, and they were married for 62 years filled with love, travel, hard...
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Doris Marian Walker Smith

May 23, 1925 - March 18, 2018

Our mother, Doris Marian Smith, passed away peacefully March 18, 2018 in Austin, Texas at age 92. She was born May 23, 1925 in Ashland, Louisiana to William Edwin Walker and Mary Jane (Joyner) Walker. She attended Northwestern State University where she met our dad, Donald Frederick Smith. They married in 1943 and this happy couple enjoyed their life together living in various cities and raising...
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Diana Davis Bell

October 21, 1944 - March 18, 2018

Diana Davis Bell was welcomed into her Heavenly home Sunday, March 18, 2018. Diana committed her life to the service of others regardless of their social status, and to her beloved husband Doug and their family. She enthusiastically spread her joy and zest for life with everyone she met. As co-founder of Trinity Center with Doug, she felt a passion for acceptance of our downtown neighbors....
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Quinner Floyd Williams

March 6, 1958 - March 14, 2018

On March 14, 2018, Quinner Floyd Williams, Jr., husband, father and brother-in-law, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and daughters. He had just celebrated his 60th birthday the week before. Quinner was born in Austin, Texas on March 6, 1958 to Quinner F. Williams and Margaret Merle (Henderson) Williams, both deceased. He grew up in Austin attending Lucy Read and Gullett Elementary,...
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Patricia Allen McMillan

February 1, 1926 - March 12, 2018

Patricia Allen McMillan, 92, died at her home in Austin, TX on March 12, 2018. She was born on February 1, 1926, in Plainview, TX to Walter Payne Allen, Jr. and Martha Wilder Allen. She was a proud 5th generation Texan with deep roots in the East Texas town of Terrell. She graduated from Terrell High School and attended Randolph Macon Women's College, where she joined the Pi Beta Phi sorority....
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Esther Kerbel

August 20, 1921 - March 10, 2018

Esther Kerbel passed peacefully in her sleep on Saturday morning March 10th, 2018. She was born on August 20th, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first child of Abraham Doctors and Ida Dora Richman. She became the Salutatorian of her High School class with a full scholarship to college and always dreamed of becoming a Journalist. Due to family responsibilities, she went to Business School...
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Keith Michael Dunlap

May 10, 1978 - March 9, 2018

Keith Michael Dunlap, of Austin, Texas passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the age of 39. He was born at Fort Hood, Texas on May 10, 1978 to the parents of Danny and Margaret Dunlap. Keith grew up in the Killeen, Texas area where he attended Killeen Christian Academy. Later Keith moved to Austin, Texas where he worked in the field of transportation as a driver. He was preceded in death...
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Miriam Kimelman Meyerson

August 25, 1920 - March 9, 2018

Meyerson, Miriam nee Kimelman , was born on August 25,1920 and died on March 9, 2018, following a brief illness. Beloved wife of Leo Meyerson (d.1996) for 50 years. Cherished mother to Roberta Richard (Michael Silverman) Deborah Meyerson and Ronald Meyerson (Jo), Loving daughter to Kushe and Rivka Kimelman, friend to Abe Schloff. Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA. Miriam also lived in Venice...
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Gates Ray Dailey

February 6, 2000 - March 9, 2018

Gates Ray Dailey, age 18, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his parents Terri Gates Dailey and Todd Ray Dailey; sister Karlee Kate (11) and brother Jake Austin (15). He is also survived by stepmother Cindy Voudouris Dailey and stepbrothers Brycen, Dalton, and Evan Foreman. Gates had five grandparents: Yvonne S Dailey, Karen Gates, Jerry...
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Jack Francis Ritter, Jr.

December 19, 1933 - March 8, 2018

Jack Francis Ritter, Jr. went to be with our Heavenly Father on March 8, 2018 after a short but fierce battle with a complicated and rare autoimmune disease. Following a family graveside service, a celebration of his life will be held on Monday, March 12th at 11:00 am at St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. 8th St. Austin, TX 78701. Born in Austin on December 19, 1933, Jack was a lifelong...
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Clyde Rabb Littlefield

March 10, 1931 - March 7, 2018

A life well lived, from climbing Mt. Fuji to viewing Paris from the Eifel Tower. In between were many exhilarating and heart breaking experiences, from birth in March 10, 1931 to death March 7, 2018. Born in St. David's Hospital on West 17th Street, Austin, Texas to Henrietta and Coach Clyde Littlefield, young Clyde Rabb spent many wonderful summers on his maternal grandparent's farm in...
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Miguel Sandman Garcia

November 27, 1980 - March 5, 2018

Miguel Sandman Garcia, beloved son, brother and friend of many, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. Mike, son of Mary and Manuel Garcia, was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1980 in Vicenza, Italy. Mike's father was in the Army, which allowed him to live many places, including Vicenza, Lawton, OK, Sioux City, IA, Ft. Bragg, NC, Leipheim, Germany, and Fayetteville, NC before landing in...
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Richard C. Anuszewski, Jr.

November 13, 1970 - March 5, 2018

Richard C Anuszewski, Jr. went to God on March 5, 2018 in Austin, Texas. He lived his life with passion, humor, and fierce devotion to his family and friends. He was born on Friday the 13th of November, 1970 and always declared 13 to be a lucky number. He was born in a body that was deeply challenging, and he fought that challenge with courage and grace until the very end of his life. He will...
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Julia Myrle Penn

February 27, 1937 - March 4, 2018

Julia Myrle Penn was born on February 27, 1937, in Austin, Texas, to Albert (Grip) and Myrle Penn. In 1940 the family, which included Julia's older brother William (Billy), moved to Dallas, Texas. In 1945, after several years on Prescott Street, the family, with a now eight year old Julia, moved back to Austin to stay. In July of that year Julia's sister, Sarah Jane (Janie) Penn, was born,...
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Doris Jean (Taylor) Tyler

March 13, 1923 - March 3, 2018

Doris Jean (Taylor) Tyler passed from this life on March 03, 2018 at home. She was born in Austin, TX on March 13, 1923 to QC and Marian Kerns Taylor of Austin. She is descended from early Texas settlers. Her Great-Great Grandmother Garrett came to Texas with one of Stephen F. Austin's first 300 colonies, and her great grandfather, William Stanhope Taylor, fought in the Battle of San Jacinto at...
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Robert S. "Bob" Wenning

October 21, 1942 - March 3, 2018

Robert S. "Bob" Wenning went to be with Jesus on March 3rd, 2018. His steadfastness and kindness were evident in his death as much as they were present during his life. Bob came to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ in his later years, which provides great joy to his family, who look forward to a future reunion. Bob was born in Corpus Christi, TX on October 21, 1942. He graduated W.B....
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Merle Haffler Garwood

June 23, 1933 - March 3, 2018

Merle Castlyn Haffler Garwood, 84, of Austin, Texas died peacefully on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The daughter of Whayne Wilson Haffler and Lillian Dewey Flanery Haffler, Merle was born on June 23rd, 1933 in Lexington, Kentucky. Merle attended the University High School in Lexington with her older sister, Joan, and younger brother, Whayne. Though her beloved father passed away when Merle was...
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Martha S. Combs

April 28, 1924 - March 3, 2018

Martha S. Combs of Austin, Texas, born April 28, 1924 in Bryan, Texas, passed away March 3, 2018. She spent her childhood in Smiley, Texas and after graduating from Smiley High School in 1941, enrolled in the University of Texas in Austin, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Martha was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Westwood Country Club, Headliners Club and...
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Janice Thurman White

March 28, 1953 - March 2, 2018

Janice Thurman White of Austin, Texas passed on March 2, 2018 at her home due to natural causes. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Austin Memorial Park located at 2800 Hancock Drive, Austin, Texas. Janice Ann Thurman was born March 28, 1953 and raised by her parents Jacqueline and Judge Mace Thurman, Jr. She is preceded in death by her parents and...
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Patricia Barbee

May 29, 1947 - March 1, 2018

Patricia Ann Barbee, May 29th 1947 – March 1st, 2018. Tricia was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Houston, Paris, France, Portland, Maine and Corpus Christi. Tricia was passionate about a lot of things but especially about cats, antiques, her mom, her dad who called her princess, her little brother and cruising the world with her dear friend Stephen. She served the citizens of the...
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James Oliver Sponberg

September 29, 1915 - February 27, 2018

James Oliver Sponberg, 102, passed away on February 27, 2018, in Austin, Texas. He was born to John and Mary Sponberg on September 29, 1915, in Elgin, Texas, the last of eight children. Oliver was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, as well as friend and mentor to many. Oliver moved with his family to Austin in 1927, at the age of 12. There, while in the 7th...
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Dean Gerard Sanditen

August 27, 1931 - February 23, 2018

Dean Gerard Sanditen, whose warmth and light-heartedness drew in children and adults and all who came to know him, died on Friday surrounded by his family. He was 86. Dean was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and a cherished friend to many. He had a sense of pride for the people with whom he spent time and the places where he spent his life. He was born in Tulsa, OK to Lillian...
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John Bryce (J.B.) Hejl

March 12, 1923 - February 21, 2018

On February 21, 2018, John Bryce Hejl received his final wish, to join his wife, LaVerne Heine Hejl in heaven. They were married for 56 years. We know that this was a very happy reunion for both of them. John was born in Temple, Texas on March 12, 1923 to John B. Hejl and Lillie Kopecky Hejl. When John was very young, the family moved to Austin, Texas. Here John grew up enjoying a childhood...
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George E. Sutton

July 19, 1942 - February 21, 2018

George Edward Sutton Jr peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 21 with his wife of 52 years, Nancy Sutton, and his 3 children by his side. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend will be deeply missed but his contributions and impact on our lives will never be forgotten. George was deeply spiritual, thoughtful, wise, gentle, compassionate and curious. He...
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L. DeWitt Hale

June 10, 1917 - February 20, 2018

Age 100, of Austin, passed away on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 from natural causes. L. DeWitt Hale was born June 10, 1917 in Caddo Mills, Texas. His family moved to Farmersville, Texas in 1918. In 1934, he graduated from Farmersville High School as the salutatorian. He was on the Debate team and placed third in the state championship in 1934. After high school, he went to the University of...
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Clarence Benton Slaughter, Jr.

May 8, 1920 - February 19, 2018

Clarence Benton Slaughter, Jr. May 8, 1920-February 19, 2018 Career Air Force officer and combat veteran of World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam, Clarence Benton (Ben) Slaughter passed away February 19, 2018 in Richardson, Texas. He was the loving source of strength and stability to Elaine, his wife of 66 years, and the personification of ethics, love, and character to his daughters, Nancy and...
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John Finas Powell

November 22, 1954 - February 19, 2018

John Finas Powell of Waco, Texas, passed away on February 19, 2018, at the age of 63. John was born on November 22, 1954, in Austin, Texas, where he spent his boyhood and graduated from A.N. McCallum High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Baylor University and a Master of Science degree in statistics from Texas A & M University. He also earned a teaching...
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Kenneth Kennedy Caswell

April 28, 1931 - February 15, 2018

Kenneth Kennedy Caswell, retired Director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra from 1980-1998, died February 15, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, February 21st at 3pm at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Austin, Texas. Ken was born into the fourth generation of Austin Caswells on April 28, 1931. Ken's passion for music began at age five. Given fifty cents by his...
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Alvin Winegarten

April 2, 1925 - February 15, 2018

On April 1, 1925, Louise Wollenberg Winegarten said, "Tomorrow, I'm having a baby!" Everyone shouted "April Fool's!" and sure enough, on April 2, 1925, Alvin Winegarten burst into the Jewish world of New York City. His father, Samuel Winegarten, a legal immigrant from London, England, built his son a workbench to craft model airplanes. Al graduated from the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics with...
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Inez Gaskins

May 16, 1925 - February 14, 2018

Inez Gaskins did it her way for 92 years. She passed away peacefully on February 14, 2018 in the company of her loving and beloved sons, Matt and Steve. Ruth Inez White was born on May 16, 1925, in Harleton, Texas. Her parents, Finis and Annie, had one other daughter, Inez's little sister Mary Dell, "Dilly" to all who knew her, who was three days shy of one year younger. She and Dilly grew up...
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Lois M. Leffingwell

July 9, 1931 - February 14, 2018

Dr. Lois M. Leffingwell, 86, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's in Frisco, Texas. Lois was born in Galveston, Texas on July 9, 1931 to Frank & Ruth Mendle. She graduated as Valedictorian of her class at Ball High School in 1947. She then attended the University of Texas in Austin, where she received her BA and MA in Bacteriology. Lois was then...
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Patrick David Redman

December 22, 1953 - February 13, 2018

Patrick David Redman died on February 13, 2018. Ever the party boy, he slipped away on Mardi Gras after a cascade of health problems. He was an attorney, a father, a brother, a friend, and a forty-year resident of Austin. Born in El Paso on December 22, 1953, to Robert Redman and Isela Romero Redman, Patrick immediately acquired the nickname "Patchy." Nearly everyone called him that, including...
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Marie McPherson

February 19, 1941 - February 13, 2018

Marie Leopold McPherson departed this life to be with our Lord on February 13, 2018. Born Marie Lois Leopold to Dr. and Mrs. Henry Leopold on February 19, 1941, she went to primary school at St. Mary's Hall and middle and high school at Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas. Marie attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BA in Home Economics, after which she attended Parsons...
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Jo Anne Boykin

January 11, 1933 - February 9, 2018

On Friday, February 9, Jo Anne Boykin embarked on her final trip, surrounded by family and friends, bound for glory, with a pure heart, and a beautiful soul. Just weeks after her 85th birthday, she is at peace. Born in Big Spring, Texas, to Ruby Opal (Heath) and Calvin Clay Boykin, Sr., on January 11, 1933. She grew up as the apple of her Daddy's eye, her Mother's precious little girl, and...
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Hazel Williams Obenhaus

December 4, 1920 - February 9, 2018

Obenhaus, Hazel Williams was born December 4, 1920 in Marshall, Texas. She went to her heavenly home Friday, February 9, 2018. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents Thelma Oden Williams Triplett and Hugh Williams; step-father JackTriplett; husband Richard "Bobby" Obenhaus, and son Joe Kelly Obenhaus. What a great life Hazel enjoyed with family and friends! Hazel's 97 years were...
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George David Bader

June 27, 1946 - February 8, 2018

George David Bader of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on February 8, 2018, surrounded by his beloved family. George was born on June 27, 1946 in Watertown, South Dakota to John Henry and Hila Elizabeth Bader of Clear Lake, SD. He graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1964 where he excelled in sports. He attended the University of South Dakota, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau...
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Doris Smith Walker

April 9, 1923 - February 8, 2018

Doris Smith Walker, 94, of Austin TX, peacefully passed away on February 8, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living Center. She was born, Doris Pearl Sherman, in Maydelle, TX on April 9, 1923. Her husbands Wallis M. Smith and Roy E. Walker precede her in death, as well as her parents, G. Z. and Mary Lou Sherman of Lamesa, TX, her brother Gilbert Sherman and her sister, Flaurine Lanious and her twin...
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