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Lawrence D. Smith

October 26, 1933 - April 21, 2018

Lawrence D. Smith age 84 of Austin, Texas passed away April 21, 2018. Born on a farm near Wagoner, Oklahoma on October 26, 1933 to Tommie and Mary Smith. He was the 6th out of 9 children born to the couple. His family moved to Austin, Texas in 1943. He attended old Anderson High School and was where he met his high school sweetheart, Carrie. They married in March 1953 and had five children. ...
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Hector Homer Mendieta

November 12, 1924 - April 13, 2018

Hector Homer Mendieta was born November 12, 1924 in Laredo, Texas to Catalina Valdez and Manuel Mendieta. He was the fourth of seven children; Herbert, Elia, Elma, Oscar, Armando, and Elsa. The family had a ranch in Bruni, a one stop-light Texas border town where the children grew up picking cotton and shucking corn on the nearby farms. When he was only four years old, Hector drove his family's...
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Mary Louise Esquivel

November 19, 1950 - April 13, 2018

Mary Louise Esquivel 67, born in Austin, TX., went home to be with her heavenly father on April 13, 2018. Mary loved with all her heart and soul. She had many friends she called family. Her smile was beautiful and her laughter contagious. She loved her siblings very much, and was willing and ready to help them when they needed her. She opened her home to anyone in need of a place to stay....
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Vickie Jane Lockwood

November 30, 1949 - April 11, 2018

Vickie Jane Lockwood was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 30, 1949 to Barbara Ann Kuntz Lockwood and Gene Duane Lockwood. She spent her early childhood years in Fort Wayne, but moved south of Auburn when she was about five years old. She went to J. E. Ober Elementary in Garrett, Indiana for 1st through the beginning of 4th grade. The family then moved into Auburn, where Vickie was a...
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Harold E. Deal

August 7, 1941 - April 8, 2018

Harold E. Deal age 76 of Austin passed away on April 8, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Freitag Deal; sons, Robby Deal and wife Yvette of Corpus Christi; Shaun Deal and wife Kori of Las Vegas, Nevada; thirteen grandchildren: Daniel Batts, Israel Deal, Asher Deal, Hannah Deal, Sarah Deal, Moriah Deal, Abigail Deal, Levi Deal, Morgan Deal, Jason Deal, Lauren Ballweg, Madilyn Deal, Jordyn...
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Oralia "Yaya" Aldrete-Garcia

January 17, 1931 - April 4, 2018

Oralia "Yaya" Aldrete-Garcia passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, April 4, 2018. Born in Brownsville, Texas to Oscar and Leonarda Vera, on January 17, 1931, Yaya was the youngest of eleven children. With the support of her older siblings and work-study, Yaya attended Incarnate Word College in San Antonio and began her career in teaching. She met her future husband, Cristóbal Aldrete...
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Martha "Marty" Elizabeth Allen Clark

September 1, 1925 - April 4, 2018

Ars longa, vita brevis. Art is long, life is short. But even a long life ends too soon. Martha Elizabeth Allen Clark—"Marty" to her many dear ones—passed away peacefully in April 2018 at age 92. The resident of South Austin leaves artwork, family, and friends as her legacy. She is missed mightily. The retired art teacher, who taught at Austin's Crockett High School and Porter Junior...
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Jimmy Dale Meredith

July 25, 1958 - April 4, 2018

Jimmy Dale Meredith age 59 of Austin, Texas passed away on April 4, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Ruth Meredith; brother, David. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Carol Meredith; sons, Jr. Meredith and wife Michaella, Bryan Meredith; grandchildren, Kylie and Kyle Meredith; sister, Sandra Meredith; brothers, Billy Meredith, Kenneth Meredith and Donnie Meredith; several...
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Paul Raymond "Sonny" Palmer

January 25, 1932 - April 2, 2018

Paul Raymond "Sonny" Palmer, 86 years of age, Austin, Texas, peacefully departed this earthly world on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 surrounded by his family. Paul was born to Rita and Elby Palmer in Moline, Kansas, on January 25th, 1932, on the Feast Day of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle. He grew up on a farm and spent his childhood participating in high school sports, both basketball and...
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Ema Jean Beckerley

July 25, 1933 - April 1, 2018

Ema Jean Beckerley, age 84, was with family at her daughter's home as she went to be with her Heavenly Father just before sunrise on Easter morning, April 1, 2018. Jean was a resident of Austin, Texas since 1958 and was born in Sherman, Texas. She was an avid and gifted gardener, loved bird watching, reading her Bible and devotionals, get togethers with her church friends and spending time...
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Charles William Hempel, USAF (Ret.)

July 18, 1920 - April 1, 2018

Charles W. Hempel passed away on April 1, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the age of 97. He was born as Charles W. Hampel in Hutchinson, Kansas on July 18, 1920 to parents, Ada Bell Carr and Charles Rudolph Hampel. Later, the spelling of his last name was changed to Hempel. He is preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Mary Louise Hempel. Charles attended the University of Texas in Austin...
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Daisy "MeMe" Marie Holladay

December 23, 1926 - March 30, 2018

Daisy (MeMe) Marie Holladay went to be with Jesus on March 30, 2018. Daisy was 91 years young and a joy to everyone who knew her. Daisy was a resident of Austin, Texas since 1961 and she was born in Sherman, Texas and raised in Windom, Texas. When she was a child she, her parents and her sister Ella lived with her grandparents. That was a delight for her being she dearly loved her grandparents...
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Marylou H. Falbo

March 30, 2018

Marylou H. Falbo passed away on March 30, 2018, at the age of 95. She was born in Upshur County, West Virginia, and like so many of her generation, left West Virginia for work in Washington, D.C. after graduating from high school. She worked for the War Department during World War II, receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Military Intelligence Division in 1945. She continued her civil...
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Elizabeth Jane Cooper

October 24, 1947 - March 28, 2018

Elizabeth Jane Cooper, the light of many lives, died Wednesday, March 28th of a sudden and terrible illness. She was at once a fearless adventuress and world traveler, a compassionate and generous philanthropist, a successful entrepreneur, a comfort and delight to her many friends, and the most wonderful companion with whom it could be possible to pass through life. She spread peace,...
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Patricia Lynn Hubbard

September 27, 1948 - March 22, 2018

Patricia Lynn Hubbard, 69, died peacefully at home on a beautiful spring day, March 22, after a strong and spirited 14-month battle against cancer Her remains will be scattered in beautiful places. Patricia was born on Sept. 27, 1948, in Beaumont to the late Bob R. and Billie Wanda Hubbard. Her family moved to Houston when she was young, and later to San Antonio where she graduated from...
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Norman Burton

December 27, 1969 - March 21, 2018

Mother and son, Theresa Burton and Norman Burton, died unexpectedly on March 21, 2018 in Liberty Hill, TX at the ages of 79 and 48. Theresa and Norman are survived by their son and brother, Ed Burton, of Austin, TX. They are preceded in death by husband and father, Billy Burton, of Granbury, TX. Theresa Burton was born on June 2, 1938 in Malaysia. She was married to Billy Burton for over...
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Theresa Burton

June 2, 1938 - March 21, 2018

Mother and son, Theresa Burton and Norman Burton, died unexpectedly on March 21, 2018 in Liberty Hill, TX at the ages of 79 and 48. Theresa and Norman are survived by their son and brother, Ed Burton, of Austin, TX. They are preceded in death by husband and father, Billy Burton, of Granbury, TX. Theresa Burton was born on June 2, 1938 in Malaysia. She was married to Billy Burton for over...
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Edmundo Zavala

November 25, 1928 - March 18, 2018

Edmundo Zavala, longtime South Austin resident, passed away March 18, 2018 at the age of 89. He was born on November 25, 1928 in Georgetown, Texas. He was one of 13 children born to the late Manuel and Amelia Zavala. He was the beloved husband of Carmen Moreno Zavala for over 65 years. Edmundo will forever be remembered by his brothers Daniel, Larry, Johnny and David. His beloved children John...
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Margaret Robles Hidrogo

January 16, 1932 - March 18, 2018

Margaret Robles Hidrogo age 86 of Austin, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018. She was born on Saturday, January 16, 1932 to Antonio and Josefina Robles in Manchaca, Texas. Margaret is survived by her husband, Joe Hidrogo, Sr.; daughters, Modesta Hidrogo, Esther H. Talkington; sons, Domingo Robles Contreras and wife Mary, Joe Hidrogo Jr. and wife Grace, Joe Altamirano, Jr.; seven...
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Leonisia "Nonita" Ramirez

April 11, 1921 - March 15, 2018

Leonisia "Nonita" Ramirez was born April 11, 1921 in Buda, TX and she passed away March 15, 2018. Nonita grew up in the country and carried on her love of being outdoors throughout her life. You could always find her caring for the flowers on a beautiful sunny day. Along with her sisters, Nonita helped to take care of many nieces and nephews. She was a strong woman with an unyielding spirit. She...
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Amy Jeannette Steadman

October 24, 1920 - March 9, 2018

Amy Jeannette Steadman, loving Aunt, age 97 of Austin passed away on March 9th, 2018. She was born on October 24, 1920 in Taylor, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Warren and Mary Payne Outon; husband John O. Steadman; brother, Thomas Howard Outon; Sister Mary Lynn Clardy; and Sister Doris Klaus Fuller. Jeannette is survived by 11 nieces and nephews as well as many...
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Gloria A. (Uriegas) Corona

December 2, 1940 - March 3, 2018

Gloria A. (Uriegas) Corona, age 77, born on December 2, 1940, and passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 3, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Corona; parents, Rose and Casimiro Uriegas; sister, Rose Marie Marquez. Gloria is survived by her sister, Margaret Uriegas; sons, Robert (Connie) Corona and Keith (Terry) Corona; daughters, Kimberly Corona and Katharine ...
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Grace (Paniagua) Foster

February 22, 1967 - March 3, 2018

Grace (Paniagua) Foster, beloved wife of Dan Foster, and mother to sons Cade Foster, 18, and Luke Foster, 13, passed away March 3, 2018. Grace was born in San Antonio on February 22, 1967, to the late Dora and Elmo Paniagua. She is survived by brothers Eddie Paniagua (Ann) and Anthony Paniagua; nieces and nephews Eddie Paniagua (Sara), Amanda Frausto (Nick), Kevin Paniagua, Lauren Paniagua,...
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Samuel "Sam" Anthony Sanso

May 23, 1923 - March 2, 2018

Samuel (Sam) A. Sanso, age 94 of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2018 with family by his side. He was born May 23, 1923 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania to Mary and Joseph Sanso. During Sam's service in the Army, he was stationed at Camp Hood (now Fort Hood). At that time, he met and married his wife Dorothy (Dot) on April 6, 1947 and made their home in Austin, Texas and was...
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John Salazar Lucio

May 16, 1937 - February 28, 2018

John Salazar Lucio, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend died in Austin on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 after a prolonged illness. He was born May 16, 1937 in Austin, TX to Cristobal G. and Guadalupe Salazar Lucio. He was preceded in death by his parents Cristobal and Guadalupe Lucio, as well as by his sister Beatrice Rios, and brothers Morris Lucio and...
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Dolly Kretsch

January 25, 1933 - February 28, 2018

Veronica (Dolly) Gruenberg Kretsch died peacefully on February 28th in Austin, TX at the age of 85. Dolly is survived by her children Michael Kretsch, Kathleen Hopke, and Steven Kretsch as well as 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Dolly was born on January 25, 1933 in New Jersey. She graduated from Hawthorne (NJ) High School in 1951 and received a nursing degree at Englewood...
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Waldine Joyce (Kraemer) Cason

June 30, 1933 - February 27, 2018

Waldine Joyce (Kraemer) Cason, age 84, of Austin, formerly of Round Top, Texas, passed away to be with the Lord on February 27, 2018. Waldine was born near Burton, TX on June 30, 1933, the daughter of Walter and Meta (Noak) Kraemer. She attended the Latium School and later graduated from Round Top-Carmine High School. After graduation, she moved to Austin to work for the Teacher Retirement...
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Lucille Maciel

June 8, 1946 - February 26, 2018

Lucille Maciel age 71 of Austin passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018. She was born on Saturday, June 8, 1946 to Isidro and Trinidad Maciel in Austin, Texas. Lucille is survived by her daughters, Sonya Maciel and husband Raul Contreras, Andrea Maciel; granddaughter, Elizabeth Contreras; brothers and sisters, Joe Maciel and Karen Baker, Robert Maciel and Rose, Anna Maciel, Minnie Arevalo,...
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J.B. Hathaway, Jr.

June 30, 1927 - February 26, 2018

J.B. Hathaway Jr. joined the heavenly angels after a remarkable 90-year life journey on Feb. 26, 2018. He was reunited with Laura Ann, his beloved wife of 67 years, who passed away last November. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 3, 2018 at First United Methodist Church of Austin, 1201 Lavaca St. J.B. Hathaway lived a life centered around family, faith and service...
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Wesley Alessandro Camacho

October 6, 2009 - February 23, 2018

Wesley Alessandro Camacho was born on October 6, 2009. After a long two year battle with cancer made his way to heaven on February 23, 2018. Throughout his life Wesley impacted the lives of many by always being a great example of strength and bravery. His biggest dream was to become a soldier and in many ways he already was one through his amount of courage. Wes loved technology, science, math...
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Jesuesa "Susie" Lewright

December 25, 1927 - February 18, 2018

Jesuesa "Susie" Lewright, of Austin, Texas, walked into the arms of the Lord on Sunday morning after living a rich and vibrantly happy 90 years. Susie was born on December 25, 1927 in Refugio County, Texas. She was small in stature, but a giant force in the lives of all who knew her. Susie married the love of her life, Jack Lloyd Lewright in Victoria, Texas on October 18, 1947. Susie lived a...
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Dolores Nan "Nancy" Polk Brady

August 10, 1925 - February 17, 2018

Dolores Nan "Nancy" Polk Brady, age 92, passed away on February 17, 2018. The only child of S. Russell Polk and Dorothy Hufendick Polk, she was born in McAllen, Texas on August 10, 1925. Dolores spent the first eight years of her life in McAllen, passing many happy days with her grandparents in the house they had built at the edge of town and playing in the adjacent orchard. When she was...
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Eleanor Virginia Podbevsek

December 29, 1935 - February 15, 2018

In memory of Eleanor Virginia Podbevsek: Born Dec 29th 1935 Went home to our Lord February 15th 2018 Her life spoke to growing up with a loving Father in a small town in Illinois. She married and had two children. She is survived by a son, daughter and grandson. She spent the last years living in Texas closer to her grandson and away from the harsh winters of the Midwest. ...
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Robert Castro Lopez

April 21, 1972 - February 15, 2018

Robert was a father of four boys, Thomas, Robbie, Joseph and Berto. A loving caring husband to his wife of 16 years, Margie. A loving grandfather of three, Julianna, Julian and Nolan. Robert was born in Michigan and was a true Michigan fan. He was very proud of his birth state, so proud his favorite colors were blue and yellow. Robert was a very simple man enjoyed the simple things in life,...
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Wilma Dean Edmiston

June 3, 1929 - February 14, 2018

Wilma Dean Edmiston lived a long happy life. She was born June 3, 1929 and she had a peaceful ending on February 14, 2018, at 88 years old. She is survived by her son Alan Edmiston and grandchildren Braxton Gay and Michael Dunn. Wilma was proceeded in death by her Husband Carlton "Maley" Edmiston. They were married for 46 happy years when Maley passed away. She was also proceeded by her...
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John Joseph Nolan

August 15, 1932 - February 13, 2018

John Joseph Nolan, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2018. Born in Philadelphia on August 15, 1932, to Frank W. Nolan, Sr. and Gertrude Smith Nolan, John moved with his family to South Orange, New Jersey in 1932. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Nancy Vogt Nolan; sister, Gertrude; brother, Frank Jr. John is survived by his brothers, Robert J. (Naples, Florida...
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Erlinda "Linda" Rios

October 30, 1956 - February 12, 2018

Erlinda Rios, 61, went to be with the lord at 3:52 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2018, in Austin, Texas surrounded by her family. Erlinda, also known as Linda, was born October 30, 1956, in Marlin, Texas. In addition, was a long time resident of the Austin Texas Area. She was a beloved sister, mother, tia, and wella. She had many talents. She was an excellent cook and baker, party planner,...
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Josefa Esquivel

March 19, 1943 - February 10, 2018

Josefa Esquivel age 74 of Austin passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018. She was born on Friday, March 19, 1943 to Jose Maria and Eloisa Deluna in Mexico. Obituary pending.......... Recitation of the Holy Rosary 7:00 pm on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. Funeral Service 9:00 am on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish...
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Maria Isela Hernandez

April 17, 1927 - February 9, 2018

Maria Isela Hernandez, age 90 of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at her home on February 9, 2018 Mrs. Hernandez was proceeded in death by her parents, Eduvijes and Carolina Reyna, her husband Gilbert Hernandez and great grandson Christopher Hernandez. She is survived by her children; Richard Hernandez, Robert Hernandez of San Antonio, Romelia "Maya" and...
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William "Bill" Boiko

January 6, 1930 - February 8, 2018

Major Bill Boiko was born January 6, 1930 in Medford, MA to Gregory and Antoinette Boiko, passed away February 8, 2018. He is survived by his sons, William and wife Rosa, Fr. John, Stephen, James; daughter, Magda and husband Craig; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Mary June and his son, Paul. He graduated with a bachelor...
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James Anthony Demmer

July 21, 1943 - February 8, 2018

James Anthony Demmer, 74, passed away on February 8, 2018 at his home, in Austin, Texas. Known as JD to his friends, he was born in 1943 in Nixon, Texas to Herman (Sr.) and Elizabeth (Ploch) Demmer. James grew up in Gillett, Texas. He graduated from high school in Karnes City, Texas in 1961. After high school he attended trade school in San Antonio, Texas where he received a Draftsman...
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Violet Christine Lamm Dye

August 1, 1930 - February 7, 2018

Violet Christine Lamm Dye, age 87 of Austin, Texas, formerly of Fayetteville, North Carolina passed away February 7, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. Violet is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Charles Jack Dye, her daughters; Vicky Ellis, Toni Stevens and her husband Michael, four grandchildren; Leigh Ellis, Erica Ellis, Holly Bruns and her husband Aaron...
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Larry Spence Turner

January 28, 1934 - February 3, 2018

Larry Spence "Coach" Turner, beloved father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, educator and coach, died in Austin on Saturday February 3, 2018 after a many months-long battle with cancer. He was born in 1934 in Cedar Creek, Bastrop County, Texas, the youngest son of Mark Dewey Turner and Bob Irene Spence Turner. In his youth, Larry excelled as an athlete in football, basketball, track and baseball...
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Dennis Paul Burroughs

June 23, 1946 - February 1, 2018

Dennis Paul Burroughs passed away peacefully in his home on February 1, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Dennis better known as "Denny" was born in Buffalo, New York and is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Virginia and Sherman. Dennis is survived by his three sons, Orion Burroughs and Owen McElhaney both of Buffalo, New York and Travis Burroughs of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Sebastian...
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Margaret "Marti" Jean Thornton

October 29, 1949 - January 31, 2018

Margaret Jean "Marti" Thornton, 68, a resident of Buda, Texas, was called to rest with her family by her side on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Margaret was born on October 29, 1949 in Austin, Texas to Willard Lonnie and Maudie Lea Pannell. She was a lifetime resident of Austin and graduated from William B. Travis High School in 1968. She went on to pursue a career in Cosmetology in 1976 and...
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Mary Jo Thompson

October 7, 1940 - January 28, 2018

Mary Jo Thompson of Del Valle, Texas passed January 28, 2018 at the age of 77 years young. Mary Jo was born on October 7, 1940 to parents Joe and Mary Jane (Fitchett) Johnson in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The oldest of three sisters, Mary Jo shared a special bond with Jill Bohdanowicz and Jeanne Friedrich. A salesman's daughter, she moved frequently and attended 12 schools in 12 years – developing...
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Modesta Navarro Tello

November 4, 1933 - January 25, 2018

Modesta Navarro Tello, 84 of Lockhart, Texas passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of January 25, 2018. Born November 4, 1933 in Mendoza Texas to Manuel & Teresa Navarro, who preceded her in death along with her 5 siblings: Apolonio Navarro, Raul Navarro, Juanita Navejar, Maria Rodriguez and Felicita Ruiz. She is also preceded in death by her beloved son, Danny Tello. Modesta is...
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Edward Kerwin Bauer

May 24, 1923 - January 24, 2018

Edward Kerwin Bauer, age 94 of Austin, Texas passed away on January 24, 2018. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Faye Bauer; sister, Dorothy Bauer. Edward will be sadly missed by his son, Larry Bauer; daughter, Linda Kirkwood and husband Scott; grandsons, James Bauer, Jason and Nathan Moore; five great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Monday, January 29, 2018 at...
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Donald Lee Whitman

December 5, 1935 - January 22, 2018

Donald Lee Whitman, 82, died peacefully on Monday, January 22, 2018 at his home with his loving wife and family present. Donald was born December 5, 1935, in Warren, Ohio, the son of John L. Whitman and Lyda A. (Smeaton) Whitman. After graduating from Warren G. Harding High School, he attended Ohio State University on a baseball scholarship. Donald then served 25 years in the Air Force,...
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June Elizabeth Thorp Rade

September 7, 1923 - January 22, 2018

June Elizabeth Thorp Rade, age 94 of Austin, Texas, passed away on January 22, 2018. She was the daughter of ex-Austin Chief of Police R. D. "Boss" Thorp and Fae Dickerson Thorp. She is survived by her sons, Brent Rade (wife Kay) and Bruce Rade; cousin, Susan Dickerson Spruce; two grandsons, Matthew Rade (wife Rosemary) and Dustin Rade (wife Mary); four great-grandchildren, Lucia Rade,...
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Janie Ramirez

May 27, 1926 - January 20, 2018

Janie Ramirez was born May 27, 1927 in Buda, TX and she passed away January 20, 2018. She attended Stephen F. Austin High School and completed two years of business administration before starting her career with Austin Independent School District. During retirement, Janie opened and owned El Jacalito restaurant with her sister, Micaela for twenty-four years. She always enjoyed going to baseball...
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Alice M. Saucedo

October 25, 1950 - January 19, 2018

On January 19, 2018 at the age of 67, Alice Maldonado Saucedo was called home by our heavenly father. She was born October 25, 1950 in Austin, Texas to Teofilo and Guadalupe Maldonado. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Frank G. Saucedo; her two sons, Frank Saucedo, Jr. (Julie), Eric Anthony Saucedo (Ruth Ann); her loving grandchildren, Alyssa Jordan, Madalyn Elizabeth, Abigail Nicole...
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Maria Luisa Garza

March 3, 1945 - January 19, 2018

On a slightly colder day in Austin, TX, at exactly 4:24 pm on January 19, 2018, Maria Luisa Garza Vasquez transitioned peacefully into the heavenly spirit world surrounded by the comforting warmth of her family. Born on March 3, 1945 in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, she was a one-of-kind genuine individual who lived life with an innate joy. Affectionately known by many people as Licha, or...
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William Claiborne Dugas

July 6, 1980 - January 18, 2018

William Claiborne Dugas, born in Waco, Texas on July 6,1980, passed peacefully at his home in Austin on January 18, 2018. Will bravely battled brain cancer and defied expectations, rules, and limitations throughout his journey. He was an exemplary son, a caring brother, and a fiercely loyal friend who had a zest for life and a wry wit that kept everyone around him smiling. Will was a creative...
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Pedro Alcoser, Sr.

September 17, 1922 - January 16, 2018

Pedro Flores Alcoser, Sr., of Austin, Texas passed away January 16, 2018. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mercedes Vega Alcoser; sons, Juan Ramon Alcoser, Pedro Alcoser, Jr. Pedro Alcoser lived a long and eventful life. Growing up in Seguin, Texas, he lived a life that was always respectful of others. Pedro, or Pete as some called him, married Mercedes Vega at a very young age. Early...
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Ester DeLeon Martinez

February 25, 1931 - January 14, 2018

Ester DeLeon Martinez, age 86 of Buda, Texas passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 Ester is survived by her husband, Bonifacio Vela Martinez, Sr.; her daughter, Vera Olvera; her sons, Bonifacio Martinez, Jr (wife Christine), Ricardo Martinez (wife Tammy), and David Martinez (finance Christina); 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Ester retired as...
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Maria E. Molina

February 29, 1948 - January 12, 2018

Maria E. Molina born February 29, 1948 died Friday January, 12, 2018 peacefully in her sleep at her home in Austin, Texas. Mom is survived by her husband Ruben Molina, Sr. of 53 1/2 years, and mother Felicitas Contreras her son Ruben Molina Jr. and spouse Brad Bowden, son Raymond Molina and spouse Misty Molina their children Gerran, Garret and Jordan, daughters Belinda Molina, Brenda Ledesma and...
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Dorothy Marie Gibson

January 23, 1924 - January 9, 2018

Dorothy Marie Gibson age 93 of Austin, Texas passed away January 9, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Richard Gibson; sons, Joseph Ross Gibson, Richard Dale Gibson; daughter, Susan Gibson Jistel; six grandchildren. Visitation will be held 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. Funeral Service 10:00 am on Monday,...
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Juanita Barbee

April 14, 1924 - January 6, 2018

Juanita Barbee was born on April 14, 1924 in Durant, Oklahoma to Joe C. and Emma Ginnings. She was the youngest of 12 children. At the age of 3 her family moved to Friona, Texas. When she was 5 they moved to the Oklahoma Lane Community where she started to school. Then in 1933, they moved to Roosevelt County, New Mexico where she was a resident until 2012, when she moved to Austin, Texas...
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Martha Maria Koukaras

September 4, 1934 - January 5, 2018

Martha Maria Koukaras, of Yacuo Puerto Rico, born September 4, 1934 passed away January 5, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Visitation 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress on January 11, 2018. Interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park. Martha enjoyed working in her garden all day if you let her. She enjoyed reading and learning new techniques from home and...
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Dorothy Lee Ferguson

September 23, 1923 - January 5, 2018

Dorothy Lee Ferguson age 94 of George West, Texas passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018. She was born on Sunday, September 23, 1923 to Nathan and Ora Lee Marshall in Lampasas, Texas. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home 2620 South Congress. Graveside Service 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Lytton Springs...
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Janie Sue Huerta Lindsey

December 14, 1953 - January 1, 2018

Janie Sue Huerta Lindsey passed away on January 1, 2018. She was the loving daughter to Margarito C. Huerta and Mary Calderon Huerta. Janie grew up in her hometown of Austin, Texas and graduated from Travis High School in 1971. She retired from the National Guard after 20+ years in accounting. At the time of her passing she enjoyed interacting with her peers at HEB Oakhill, and those at the...
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Frederick "Fred" Joseph McCarthy

April 15, 1923 - December 30, 2017

Life's journey for Frederick Joseph McCarthy of Austin was completed December 30, 2017, at age 94. Fred, an Austin resident since 1992, is survived by his wife, Leora Callahan Wilson McCarthy of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Tara Jeanine Munoz and Stacy Munoz of Forsan, Texas; stepson, Michael Alan McCarthy of Duluth, Minn.; sister, Rosemary Irwin of Austin; grandchildren, Alisa Munoz,...
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James "Jimmy" Richard Oldham

February 4, 1955 - December 28, 2017

James "Jimmy" Richard Oldham 62, passed away in his sleep December 27th, 2017 in Dripping Springs, Texas. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana to Raymond Oldham and Nihla Deshamp. James "Jimmy" survived by his children, Pamela Morris Oldham, Ashley Cunningham, Christopher Oldham and Nihla Mckinnerney; brothers and sisters, Brenda Hickman of Dripping Springs TX, Toni Barnes of Louisville KY,...
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Jose Marquez

August 6, 1927 - December 26, 2017

Jose Marquez of Austin, Texas died peacefully in the company of his beloved wife Anita of 66 years and while under the care of the thoughtful staff of the Hacienda Oaks Nursing Home in Seguin, Texas. Marquez was retired after 30 years of military service in 1974. Early in life he served in the US Army (1947-1951) and later joined the US Air Force. He served bravely and honorably in three wars ...
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Nannie Lee Stark DeWitt

July 10, 1925 - December 26, 2017

Nannie Lee Stark DeWitt, age 92 of Austin, Texas passed away on December 26, 2017. Nannie was preceded in death by her husband, John B. DeWitt. She is survived by her sons; Johnnie Lee DeWitt (wife Mae), Frank DeWitt (wife Sue), Robert DeWitt (wife Lisa) and her daughter; Debra DeWitt Jordan (husband Kevin); numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Serving as...
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Dorothy Marie Partain

June 27, 1923 - December 25, 2017

Dorothy Marie (Marek) Partain was born on June 27, 1923 in Marlin, Texas. She passed away on December 25, 2017 at the age of 94. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent Rudolph and Mary Amalia Marek; her brothers, Vincent Theodore (V.T.) and Charles Edward; and sister Mary Anne Allen. She is survived by her three daughters and their spouses: Zoe Ann and Hap Feuerbacher; Valerie...
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MaryJane Marks

August 14, 1929 - December 22, 2017

Mary Jane Marks, age 88 of Austin, passed away on December 22, 2017. She was born on August 14, 1929 in Steubenville, Ohio to parents Joseph and Ruth Hannan. She graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Austin to teach at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) where she taught for 32 years. In Austin, she met Joseph Marks and they were married on July 30, 1955. They...
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Kenneth "Ken" W. Peters

August 24, 1928 - December 19, 2017

Kenneth W. Peters Colonel, USAF, MSC Retired Ken Peters of Onion Creek age 89, died December 19, 2017. Ken was born August 24, 1928 in Slayton, Minnesota. After graduating from Slayton High School in 1946, he received a B.A. degree from Luther College in 1950, where he also lettered in football. In 1958, he was awarded the Master's Degree in Hospital Administration (MHA) from Baylor...
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Anne Cronin Vexler

January 18, 1947 - December 14, 2017

Anne Cronin Vexler, age 70, died in her sleep on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 in Austin, Texas after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Anne was born on January 18th, 1947 in Anchorage, Alaska, where her father was stationed while working on the Distant Early Warning System during the Cold War. The family moved a number of times, from Alaska to Hawaii and then California. Family circumstances...
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Debbie Cox

February 4, 1956 - December 14, 2017

Debbie Cox of Austin TX. passed away December 14th in Rockhill SC, at Piedmont Medical Center. She is now with her Dad, her 2 sisters and Grandmother. She will be greatly missed by so many. Debbie was survived by her husband Billy Cox, mother Shirley Merritt, brothers Charles Bartley and John Underwood, daughter Miranda Joyce and husband Steve Joyce, son Travis Park, grandsons Tyler Park, and...
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Henry Whitefield Klipple

January 7, 1939 - December 13, 2017

Henry Whitefield Klipple age 78 of Kyle, Texas passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He was born on Saturday, January 7, 1939, the sixth child of John and Georgie Blanche Klipple in Corpus Christi, Texas. Henry married the love of his life, Nina Bennett St. John on Valentine's Day in 1971 at Koenig Lane Baptist Church. Henry was an Artist, drew coloring books and the proceeds of the...
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Rosa Lee Naylor

September 7, 1941 - December 12, 2017

Rosa Lee Naylor age 76 of Austin, passed away on December 12, 2017. She is survived by 3 children; 9 grandchildren; 10 grandpets; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters. Visitation 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Weed-Corley-fish Funeral Home 2620 South Congress with Funeral Service to begin at 2:00 pm.
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Columbine Marie Darling

February 4, 1957 - December 10, 2017

Columbine Marie Darling was born on February 4, 1957 and died in her home in Austin, Tx on December 10, 2017. She was a long time resident of Austin, Tx but had also lived in Casper Wyoming with her mom, dad and brother. At the time of her death, she had been a long time employee of the Internal Revenue Service and had just received 25 years of service. She was preceded in death by her...
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Walter Leroy Harris

August 3, 1934 - December 10, 2017

Walter Leroy Harris, 83, passed away December 10, 2017. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Leroy graduated from Roy Miller High School in 1952, attended Del Mar College in Corpus and graduated from Texas A&I University in Kingsville with a degree in business. He served two years in the United States Army and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany working with an intelligence unit. He loved...
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Anna Rositas Castro

July 13, 1950 - December 8, 2017

Anna Rositas Castro was called by our Heavenly Father on Friday, December 8, 2017. Anna was preceded in death by her father, Juan Rositas; and her brother, Johnny Rositas. Born on July 13, 1950 to Juan and Romana Rositas, Anna was always very caring and compassionate and full of love for everyone. She always had a smile on her face and it was rare that you saw her mad or upset. She was always...
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Elizabeth Ruiz Garcia

July 2, 1924 - December 8, 2017

Elizabeth Ruiz Garcia was called by our Heavenly Father on Friday, December 8, 2017 after a two-year struggle with cancer. Elizabeth was surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Willie C. Garcia; her siblings, Johnny Ruiz, Manuel Ruiz, Sister Guadalupe Ruiz SSCJ and Jesse Ruiz. Elizabeth was a woman of strong faith and a longtime member of St....
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Jimmy "Jim" Doherty

February 21, 1935 - December 5, 2017

Jimmy "Jim" Doherty was born February 21, 1935 in Buda Texas. Jimmy was the second of three children born to Ennis and Corrine Doherty. As a child he loved the outdoors, and was always proud of his rural upbringing. He attended Buda High school where he was involved in athletics, mischief, and fun with his family and friends. At the age of 16, he met Dorothy "Dot" Caruthers who would become...
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Hector Gonzales

February 13, 1952 - December 2, 2017

Hector Gonzales, age 65 of Austin passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He was born on Sunday, February 13, 1956 to Joe and Natividad Gonzales in Memphis, Texas. Obituary pending....... Visitation 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress with Recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm.
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Joe Angell

October 2, 1942 - December 2, 2017

Mr. Kerry Joe Angell, son of the late Thomas Harold Angell and Laura Eliza Angell was born on October 2, 1942 in Austin, Texas. He quietly departed this life on Saturday, December 2, 2017 surrounded by his family. Joe was a proud American. And at an early age, he joined the Marines. While serving his country, he had the opportunity to play baseball for the Marines. His position was that of...
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Joe M. Rivera

July 13, 1930 - December 2, 2017

Joe M. Rivera, age 87 of Austin, Texas passed away on December 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Rivera. Joe is survived by his daughters; Michelle Moheet, her husband Perwez, and Rosemarie Rivera-Ramirez and his sons; Rene Rivera, his wife Penny, Phillip Rivera, and Ralph Rivera, his wife Kimberly. Joe is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a...
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Edward R. Pearsall

May 20, 1954 - November 24, 2017

Professor Edward R. Pearsall, 63, of Austin, Texas, passed away on November 24, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, on May 20, 1954, to Dona (Smith) Pearsall and the late John Pearsall. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, professor Ludim R. Pedroza; mother Dona Pearsall of Brookville, PA; sister Sherry Warner of Grove City, PA; brothers...
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Muktaben Gaglani

December 7, 1932 - November 24, 2017

Muktaben Gaglani, age 84, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was born December 7, 1932 in India to Vallabh and Vajiben Parekh Madhani. Services will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 26th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress, Austin.
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Robert Dominguez "Toro" Diaz

June 7, 1935 - November 23, 2017

Robert Dominguez "Toro" Diaz, 82, Greentown formerly of Texas, passed away Thursday, November 23 at 3:07 p.m. Born in McNeil, Texas on June 7, 1935 to Manuel and Petra (Dominguez) Diaz. Mr. Diaz had worked in radio broadcasting for many years as a broadcaster, music promoter and MC. He had worked for 13 years at WIOU as a radio broadcaster. Mr. Diaz had won #1 broadcaster for New and...
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Delfina Olguin Lara

November 5, 1942 - November 23, 2017

Our beloved Delfina Olguin Lara, age 75, was called to our Heavenly Father on Thursday, November 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Frances and stepfather, Secundino A. Silva; father, Ben Olguin Sr.; and daughter, Sofie Zapata. Delfina is survived by her loving daughters, Lydia (Louie) Hernandez, Juanita (Jim) Zapata, Mary Frances (Dan) Miles and Deborah (Casey)...
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Thomas L. Moreno, Jr.

December 27, 1935 - November 21, 2017

Thomas L. Moreno, Jr., age 81 of Austin passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Plano, Texas. He was born on Friday, December 27, 1935 to Thomas and Andrea Moreno Sr. in Austin, Texas Thomas is survived by his children, Rudy D. Moreno, Abraham D. Moreno, Rosario D. Ornelas and Judy D. Moreno; brother, Richard Moreno from Austin, Texas; sister, Theresa Ledesma. Visitation will be held...
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Martha Harrison Davenport

September 11, 1918 - November 20, 2017

Martha Harrison Davenport was born Wednesday, September 11, 1918 in Beaumont, Texas to James William Parr and Martha Mahalie Parr. She passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. She is survived by three children, Martha Ben Harrison, Marvyn Harrison Manford, and James William Harrison; 9 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. "Mimi", as her family knew her, was a very special person. ...
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Maureen Kay (Baer) Cerkan

July 26, 1942 - November 20, 2017

Maureen Kay (Baer) Cerkan, 75, passed away November 20, 2017 from a long battle with stomach cancer. Maureen was the kindest, and most patient and supportive mom, wife, sister, aunt, grandma, and friend. She leaves behind her son, John Cerkan; daughter, Donna (Cerkan) Galati; son-in-law, Neil Galati; grandsons, Alexander and Isaac Galati, and her husband of nearly 53 years, Fred Cerkan. She...
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Jesse Moreno Perales

February 5, 1935 - November 19, 2017

Jesse M. Perales, loving father and widower, entered heaven November 19, 2017. He was born in Luling, Texas on February 5, 1935 to Sarah Moreno Perales Sanchez and Domingo Perales, Sr. Jesse attended Marble Falls High School. Jesse married the love of his life, Phyllis Garza, on December 25, 1954. They were married for 62 years. His early work experience as a cabinet maker began at...
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Clara Duckworth Barrington

February 19, 1941 - November 18, 2017

In loving memory of Clara Duckworth Barrington, age 76 of Austin, Texas passed away on November 18, 2017. Clara is survived by her son, Steven Barrington, cousins Judy and Joe Richardson and family, the Kelly family, and many beloved friends. Visitation to be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Ave. ...
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Givanna Sarahi Cisneros

August 16, 1991 - November 14, 2017

Giovanna Sarahi Cisneros age 26 of Austin passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. She was born on Friday, August 16, 1991 to Jose R. Cisneros and Guadalupe Munguia in Mexico. Obituary pending............. Visitation Gathering will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Ave
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Joe Dominguez Diaz

March 23, 1932 - November 13, 2017

Joe Dominguez Diaz went to be with his Lord on November 13, 2017. He was born on March 23, 1932 in McNeil TX, the seventh of eleven siblings born to Manuel and Petra Diaz. Joe was married to Mary Flores Diaz for over 60 years and they lived in Austin, Texas where they raised their five children. He was 85 years old. Joe was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He...
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Rudy Guerra

December 26, 1947 - November 12, 2017

Rodolfo (Rudy) Guerra, age 69, joined our Father in heaven on Sunday, Nov.12, 2017. Rudy was born on Dec. 26, 1947 to Crecencio and Anita Guerra in Austin, Texas. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and completed two tours in the Vietnam War. Rudy is survived by a large, loving family who will deeply miss him. His wife, Dominga Guerra (70) of McKinney, Texas, two...
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Eliseo Flores Ortega

October 12, 1924 - November 11, 2017

Eliseo Flores Ortega, 93, a lifelong Austinite passed from this life on November 11, 2017. Eliseo was born October 12, 1924 in Austin to Ruben and Deborah Ortega. Eliseo was the youngest of six brothers and two sisters who all preceded him in death. Eliseo graduated from Austin High School in 1943 where he was an athlete and notably made All-State in baseball, served honorably in the Pacific...
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Laura Ann Hathaway

January 22, 1930 - November 11, 2017

Laura Ann Hathaway, of Austin, joined her heavenly father on Nov. 11, 2017, with her family at her side. She was 87. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, November 17, 2017 at First United Methodist Church of Austin, 1201 Lavaca St. Laura was beloved by family, friends and former students for her warmth, her smile, a delightful sense of humor and quick wit. She was strong and...
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William A. "Bill" Ashmore, Jr.

October 13, 1950 - November 9, 2017

Bill Ashmore of Austin, died unexpectedly on Nov. 9, 2017. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. A Celebration of his Life in Christ will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:00 am at Christ Lutheran Church, 300 E. Monroe St., Austin, TX with Pastor John Stennfeld officiating. Interment...
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Lawrence W. Rutt

April 20, 1931 - November 9, 2017

Lawrence W. Rutt, age 86, passed away on November 9, 2017. Lawrence was born on April 20, 1931 in Evansville, Indiana to Frank and Evelyn Rutt. Lawrence proudly served his country as a Medic in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of TSgt. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 53 years Carolina, his daughter Evelyn Bocanegra husband Ernest, son Lawrence William Rutt Jr. wife...
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Fred Xavier Bautista

July 28, 1945 - November 5, 2017

Fred Xavier Bautista joined his loved ones in heaven on November 4, 2017. He was a beloved man who lived his life for others and made countless sacrifices for his friends and family. He spent his final years living with a heart filled with love and happiness, as he was consistently surrounded by his two beautiful grandchildren who loved him deeply and demonstrated it to him every day. He was an...
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Ann Patterson Miller

February 11, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Ann Patterson Miller passed away on November 3, 2017 in Austin, TX. She was born in Childress, TX. She moved to Corpus Christi, TX with her husband H. J. (Pat) Patterson in 1948 where she resided most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband's H. J. (Pat) Patterson and William F. (Bill) Miller. She is survived by her daughters Laura (Richard) Vincent, Julie (Brad) Dearing,...
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Duane E. Crowley, Sr.

July 7, 1922 - November 2, 2017

Duane E. Crowley, (Sr.), age 95 of Austin passed away at home on November 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; two children and their spouses; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He served during WWII as a navigator bombardier in the Air Corp and during Korea as a navigator and a meteorologist in the Air Force. He achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel and was awarded...
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