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Louis Joseph Spengler

July 31, 1917 - September 20, 2018

Louis Joseph (Jerry) Spengler was born July 31, 1917 and passed away September 20, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was the only son of John Henry and Gertrude (Schorp) Spengler and a descendent of German pioneers who came to Texas in 1842. In 1918, Jerry survived an attack of double pneumonia in a plague that swept across the U.S., killing over 100,000 people. His survival was due to the tender...
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Thea I Bloom

June 22, 1955 - September 20, 2018

Thea I. Bloom born in Columbus, Ohio on June 22, 1955 to parents, Simon and Mildred Dinitz, died on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the age of 63. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Mervyn Bloom; sons, Craig and Bradley Bloom; daughter, Kira Bloom. GRAVESIDE SERVICE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 10:30 A.M. AGUDAS ACHIM MEMORIAL GARDENS 1727 AUSTIN HIGHWAY
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Rodney D. Wheeler

May 31, 1935 - September 20, 2018

Rodney Dale Wheeler, age 83, passed away on September 20, 2018. He was born in Amarillo, Texas on May 31, 1935, to J. Rodney and Vera Chaney Wheeler. Rodney served his Lord, his family and his country with much love and pride. Rodney worked with Coca-Cola Food Co. for 23 years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris; his 2 sons, Jimmy (Robin) Wheeler and Glenn Wheeler. His 2 grandsons,...
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Jacob "Jack" Mayer

August 28, 1950 - September 18, 2018

Jacob (Jack) Mayer loving father, grandfather, son, uncle, and brother entered rest in San Antonio, TX on Tuesday September 18, 2018. Jack was born in Italy on August 28, 1950 and came to the United States with his mother in 1951. During his 68 years Jack has taught, inspired, and guided anyone he met along his life journey. To his family and friends, Jumbo, as he was called because of his...
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Karen Binford Keedy

October 27, 1946 - September 16, 2018

Born in Indiana to Harold Lee Binford and Betty A. Goff Binford, Karen died September 16, 2018, at the age of 71, after several courageous months of illness. Karen was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Don Alan Binford. Karen grew up on the Binford Farm outside of Crawfordsville, Indiana. She was actively involved in the day-to-day workings of the farm and 4-H. While her true love...
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Judy Spitzer

August 31, 1935 - September 16, 2018

Judith Spitzer (Judy), born August 31, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, passed away in San Antonio, Texas on September 16, 2018, at the age of 83. She earned a degree in nursing from Milwaukee Hospital and worked as a nurse at the University of Wisconsin Hospital. In 1956 she married James Spitzer, with whom she raised four children, living in several places before settling in Seabrook, Texas....
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Noah Makaio Mungia

February 21, 2004 - September 15, 2018

Noah Makaio Mungia received his angel wings on September 15, 2018. He was an angel given to us for 14 years. He touched many hearts and will greatly be missed. Noah's angelic face and sweet smile will shine bright like a diamond and live in our hearts forever. Noah is preceded in death by his grandmother's, Myra Zatarain and Gloria Pena Mungia. He is survived by his parents, Agustin (Augie...
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Daniel McNeel Lane, MD Phd

January 25, 1936 - September 13, 2018

Daniel McNeel Lane passed away peacefully on September 13, 2018 after a brief but difficult battle with pancreatic cancer, at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Spruiell Lane, his daughter Linda Lane and her husband Jay Ben Avner, his son Daniel McNeel ("Neel") Lane, Jr. and his wife Jennifer Espronceda Lane, his son Maury Spruiell Lane, and his daughter Oleta Lane...
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Mary Olney Alexander Kemp

June 23, 1926 - September 13, 2018

Mary Olney Alexander Kemp entered eternal rest on September 13, 2018. She was born June 23, 1926 in Jasper County, Texas where her father was a physician for a lumber company. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Charles B. Alexander and her husband, Michael M. Kemp. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Kemp Brogan and Kathleen Kemp Owings and their husbands...
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Erma J. Sapp

April 30, 1937 - September 11, 2018

Our friend, Erma J Sapp (Jodi) was called to be with our Lord after a year's illness. Jodi was born April 30, 1937 and passed away on September 11, 2018. She died at her home in San Antonio, Texas. Jodi was preceded in death by her parents Walter Louis and Edith Marie Woods Sapp, her sister Shirley Marina Sapp MacLean and brother in law DeWitt B MacLean. She is survived by her brother, J...
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Rose Marie Pettit

November 5, 1939 - September 10, 2018

Rose Marie Claude Pettit went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 10, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Rose was born on November 5, 1939, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to parents Charles J. Claude and Rose Elizabeth Schneider. Rose graduated from Derham Hall High School and later attended the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Greece and had a...
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Minne E. David

March 25, 1937 - September 9, 2018

Minnie E. David March 25, 1937-September 9, 2018 Minnie E. David unexpectedly went to be with our Lord on Sunday September 9, 2018 while at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Tx. Minnie possessed a love of life and love of people, young and old, family or stranger. With her beautiful smile and infectious personality, she made many friends everywhere she traveled. Minnie was born in San...
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Agnes Kiolbassa Mangold

April 25, 1919 - September 7, 2018

Agnes Kiolbassa Mangold, 99, passed away on September 7, 2018. She was born in San Antonio on April 25, 1919. Agnes was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Wilmer "Shorty" Mangold, parents, Joseph and Lilian Kiolbassa, brother, Richard Kiolbassa and sister, Valeria Mlynarczyk. She is survived by her sister, Cecilia Sibson and sister-in-law, Charlene Kiolbassa, her nieces (&...
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Pauline Marie Jarvis

December 27, 1927 - September 6, 2018

Pauline Marie Jarvis was born December 27, 1927, in Waterloo, New York, to Lewis and Jennie Jarvis. She passed away on September 6, 2018, in Ft. Myers, FL. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Verdie Jarvis of Waterloo, NY, and Janet Jarvis of Marietta, OH, and six nephews and nieces, James Jarvis of Cape Coral, FL; Linda Arichello of Waterloo, NY; Lois Gillette of Covington, VA; David Jarvis...
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Jay H. Norwood II

June 17, 1959 - September 6, 2018

Jay Norwood, 59, passed away at Northeast Baptist Hospital, San Antonio, on September 6, 2018. He was born to Hemby and Finniegene (Norman) Norwood on June 17, 1959. He shared his birth date with one other female baby, born at Rusk Memorial Hospital, Rusk, Texas. After watching a story about Babies Switched at Birth, Jay's mother would quip, "I'm 100% confident I brought the right baby home." ...
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Terry Loper

July 15, 1947 - September 6, 2018

Terry Loper, age 71, was granted Eternal Rest on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Terry was born in San Antonio and graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1967. He retired from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office after 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery and Jack Loper. Terry is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sheri Welch Loper; daughter, Kimberley Loper; mother-in...
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Lucille D. Friedman

August 13, 1922 - September 5, 2018

Lucille D. Friedman, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Lucille was born on August 13, 1922 in Nashville, Tennessee to parents Israel Davis and Sarah Harkavy. She was preceded in death by, her husband Ben Friedman. Lucille D. Friedman is survived by her daughters Sherie Trakhtenbroit (Anatole), and Iris Usnik (Todd); her grandchildren: Michael Trakhtenbroit ...
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W. Marie Schechter

January 12, 1933 - September 4, 2018

A mother, a sister and grandmother who truly cared with all her heart and soul. A teacher who always put her students first. Coming from a family of teachers, even after retiring she still retained the pride and respect of that noble profession. Extremely creative, as a child she played the piano, as an adult she painted, and as Mom, an amazing cook. For every season Marie made a homemade wreath...
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Ronald "Papa Keith" Obadal

September 25, 1933 - September 4, 2018

Ronald "Papa Keith" Obadal September 25, 1933- September 4, 2018 Our beloved Ronald Keith Obadal, better known as "Papa Keith," went to be with the Lord at the age of 84. He was born in Ballinger, Texas to parents John and Illa Obadal. Ronald was a devout Catholic who dedicated his life to Christ at an early age. He graduated from San Antonio...
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Helen LaVerne Parchman Kalala

December 1, 1925 - September 3, 2018

Helen LaVerne Parchman Kalala passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 3, 2018, at St. Francis Nursing in San Antonio, Texas. Helen was born December 1, 1925 to David Marion Parchman and Helen Berniece Lockwood in Calliham, Texas. Helen graduated from Rosenberg High School 1943 and Durham Business College Executive Secretarial 1944. Ended up working in San Antonio Texas where she met...
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Juan "JR" Roberto Gonzalez

April 11, 1953 - September 3, 2018

Juan "JR" Roberto Gonzalez, 65, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018. JR was born April 11, 1953 in Fairfield, California to Juan Arizola Gonzalez and Refugia "Cookie" Ortiz. He attended Central Catholic High graduating in 1971 went on to graduate from Texas A&M in the class of 1975. JR also graduated from the Texas DPS All Service Academy in 1979. He was employed with security at Lockheed...
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Willis Bertrand McClung

August 21, 1984 - September 3, 2018

Born August 21, 1984 in San Antonio, Texas to Mary Margaret Honea McClung and John Leslie McClung, Willis died on September 3, 2018 to join the company of Saints departed. He died from complications of Diabetes. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, The Rev. Bertrand Needham Honea, Jr., for whom he was in part named; paternal grandmother June Miller McClung, grandfather John P...
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Megan Gardner Pipes

September 9, 1962 - September 2, 2018

It is with great heartfelt sadness that we announce, our beloved Megan Gardner Pipes, passed away peacefully with our family at her side, on Saturday, September 2, 2018 at age of 55 after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Megan was born in San Antonio, TX on September 9, 1962 to the late Thetis Sanderford and Edward O'Meara Gardner. Megan and her five sisters grew up in Carrizo...
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Gloria Elizabeth Hendershot

July 29, 1924 - September 1, 2018

Gloria went to be with the Lord at age 94. She was born in Chicago, IL to Rose Kuchley and Emil Wienbrack. Gloria attended catholic schools, all through 1-12 grade. Gloria and her brothers, Walter and Robert legally changed their last names from Wienbrack to Brock in 1947. In 1949 she married the love of her life, Bruce Tobias Hendershot. They moved the family to Seguin, TX in 1972 and she...
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Samuel Chilton Maverick

December 30, 1939 - September 1, 2018

Samuel Chilton Maverick, known to all as Chilton, with his gentle smile, caring words, loving heart and steadfast Faith, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He was born on December 30, 1939 in San Antonio to Sam Schwartzberg and Elizabeth Vienna Maverick. A fifth generation San Antonian, Mr. Maverick was the great, great grandson of Samuel Augustus Maverick, signer of the Articles of...
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Anthony J. "Tony" Pons, Jr.

May 22, 1957 - August 30, 2018

Tony Pons passed into the eternal embrace of God on August 30, 2018 at the age of 61. He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony J. Pons, Sr. Surviving Tony are his mother, Mrs. Guadalupe Pons, and two beloved children, Kristen and Justin Pons. Also surviving are siblings, Francie, Marcia, Larry and Valerie; niece Roxie and nephew Ty; three aunts and numerous cousins. Tony attended Holy...
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Charles Chris Cadenhead

October 28, 1939 - August 29, 2018

Col. Charles Chris Cadenhead Col. (Ret.) Charles Chris Cadenhead, born October 28, 1939, passed away August 29, 2018 in League City, Texas. He was the husband of Virginia Kay Cadenhead. They shared 55 years of a loving marriage together. Born in Amarillo TX, he was the son of Herbert Cadenhead and Ruby Cadenhead Williams. He graduated high school from Amarillo High, College from New...
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Jaime A. Martinez

February 9, 1963 - August 29, 2018

Jaime A. Martinez, un fiel Testigo de Jehová, falleció el 29 de Agosto del 2018, tenía 55 años de edad. Jaime nació el 9 de Febrero de 1963 en Monterrey México, hijo de María Concepción Acosta Ramírez y el difunto (Hermenegildo Martínez Aguilar), fue precedido en la muerte por su hermano, (Roberto Villarreal Acosta). Obtuvo un Bachillerato en Junio de 1983 del Instituto...
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Charles Chris Cadenhead

October 28, 1939 - August 29, 2018

Celebration of Life Service Friday, September 14, 2018 10:00 AM Porter Loring Chapel 1101 McCullough Ave. San Antonio, TX Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 AM Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with Military Honors by the US Air Force Honor Guard
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Janet Mayer

August 31, 1935 - August 28, 2018

Janet Mayer, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Kindred Hospice in San Antonio, Texas. Janet was a wonderful mom, musician, teacher, friend, and former wife. She was born Janet Sue Todd in Fairmount, Indiana, on August 31, 1935. The daughter of two Quaker ministers, she grew up playing for evangelical revivals, concerts, camp meetings, and church services in addition to...
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J.O. Haney, JR.

January 27, 1935 - August 27, 2018

J. O. Haney Jr. arrived on a cold Sunday morning January 27th, 1935 to John Oliver and Hester Weems Haney in the Luther community, north of Big Spring, TX. In 1937 Johnnie and Hester opened the Luther Country Store on Texas HWY 669 in Big Spring. It was there J.O. developed skills to make change at an early age. He started school at age 6 and by the age of 11 started at Big Spring High School...
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Guadalupe "Lupe" M. Fernandez

August 31, 1936 - August 26, 2018

Loving wife, mother and grandmother, Guadalupe M. Fernandez, age 81, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 with her family at her side. Affectionately known as "Lupe", she had an eye for color and had a wonderful talent for decorating. One of her passions was exhibited in her collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia, she relished in finding every treasure that added to her group of items. She...
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Stephen Anthony Aerts

February 27, 1991 - August 24, 2018

Stephen Anthony Aerts went to be with Jesus on Friday, August 24th, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 27. Stephen was born on February 27, 1991 to Mark and Melissa Aerts in San Antonio, TX. He started Scouting as a Tiger Cub in Kindergarten and enjoyed 12 full years of scouting adventure with his father and brother where he participated in over a hundred campouts. The highlight of his...
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Susana Luisa Ybarra

August 25, 1938 - August 24, 2018

Our beloved sister, daughter, aunt and friend, Susana Luisa Ybarra, age 79, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. Susana had a strong, Catholic faith and taught us all to believe in one's self. She is preceded in death by her parents Jose and Josefina Barrera Ybarra; her siblings: Ma Ofelia Rodriguez, Sara Ybarra, Bertha Castillo and two nieces. Susana is survived by her...
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Jonathan Curedale Calvert

April 25, 1930 - August 23, 2018

Jonathan Curedale Calvert of San Antonio, Texas, passed away peacefully at dawn surrounded by his family on August 23, 2018. A man who didn't miss many sunrises or sunsets, Jonathan was born April 25, 1930 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the third of four sons born to James Henry and Carolyn Rice Calvert. He attended the San Antonio Academy and Texas Military Institute and graduated from Phillips...
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Emilio Ovalle Villarreal

September 30, 1939 - August 22, 2018

Emilio Ovalle Villarreal September 30, 1939-August 22, 2018 Our beloved Emilio Ovalle Villarreal, age 78, of San Antonio, died Wednesday, August 22, 2018. He was born to Fannie and Joe Villarreal and was the fourth child of ten children. In 1958, he graduated from Fox Tech Vocational High School. In 1962, he married his high school sweetheart, Irma Martinez, and shared 55 years of...
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Barbara Ann Lowe

August 26, 1949 - August 20, 2018

Barbara Ann Lowe was born on August 26, 1949 to Frank and Ola Beatrice Henderson (Nee Burton). After the demise of her parent's marriage, Barbara moved with her mother and new little sister, Clara, to California in 1952. Barbara grew up a bubbly, friendly girl whose natural gift for communication helped her make friends easily. Her unbridled curiosity and thirst for knowledge helped...
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Patricia Ann Rangel

March 12, 1967 - August 19, 2018

Patricia (Patsy) Ann Rangel March 12, 1967-August 19, 2018 Patricia (Patsy) Ann Rangel, age 51, of San Antonio, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 19, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving immediate family at the time of her passing. Patsy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. Patsy's passion as an...
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Adrianna Garza Zimmerman

April 30, 1970 - August 19, 2018

Adrianna Garza Zimmerman of New Braunfels, Texas, passed into the light on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Adrianna was born on April 30, 1970 in San Antonio, Texas, to Jose G. Garza and Yolanda G. Ledesma. She was the oldest of four children. Adrianna graduated from Clark High School in 1988 and Oral Roberts University in 1993. She married Martin B. Zimmerman on March 7, 1999. Adrianna and Martin...
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Lewis H. Richmond, M.D.

April 6, 1934 - August 19, 2018

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and respected colleague, Lewis H. Richmond, M.D. passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018. As a child he attended #49 middle school in Baltimore, MD. He completed his undergraduate degree and medical school at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was an intern at Brooke Army Medical Center, and completed his residency at Walter Reed General Hospital in...
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Robert Stanley Fears

April 29, 1945 - August 17, 2018

Robert Stanley Fears was born in Uvalde, Texas April 29, 1945. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Franklin Fears and mother, Piedad Chapoy Fears; sister, Mildred Wondra; brothers, Harold Jr., and John Sterling Fears (Mary Helen Browning Fears). He attended his early elementary grades at P.F. Stewart Elementary and St. Margaret Mary Catholic School where he served mass as an altar boy....
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Claude Royce Willeford

January 4, 1922 - August 17, 2018

Claude Royce Willeford 1/4/1922 - 8/17/2018 Claude Royce Willeford, age 96, born in Leesville, Texas, to parents, Cynthia Bush Willeford & Neely Willeford, died Friday, August 17, 2018. He was a US veteran of World War II, serving as a member of the 851st Engineer Aviation Battalion in England, France and Germany. He retired as Terminal Manager from Brown Express Freight Lines in 1984. ...
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Mary Burns Fewell French

August 7, 1926 - August 14, 2018

Mary Burns Fewell French, a long-time resident of San Antonio passed away August 14, 2018. She is preceded in death by her beloved son, John Chancel French, her father John Anderson Fewell, her mother Elizabeth Burns Gressick Fewell and her only sibling James Fewell. She was born in the District of Iveresk, County of Midlothian, Scotland, August 7, 1926. She will be missed.
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Elizabeth "Betty" Anne Roiz

July 21, 1931 - August 14, 2018

Elizabeth Anne Herber Roiz (Betty Anne) was born 7/21/31 in Austin, TX. She was the eldest of five children born to Fred C Herber and Elizabeth Burkhardt Herber. Siblings are Fred Jr., Martin, Johnny, and June (Muth). The family lived in Austin and Houston before moving to San Antonio, and eventually settled in Alamo Heights. Betty Anne graduated from Alamo Heights High School, which is now...
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Ruth Diane Lown


Ruth Diane Lown of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on August 14. Ruth was pre-deceased by her brother David Lown, and by her parents Russell Lown and Lois Horrell Lown. Ruth is survived by her close cousins Barbara Salter Davis (Howard), Julie Salter Gronich (Joseph), and Lawrence Salter (Lois) along with numerous other cousins and dear friends. Ruth went to the International School in...
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Luise Bankler

September 3, 1924 - August 14, 2018

Our beloved mother, wife and grandmother, Luise Bankler, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. She was a devout and lifetime member of Agudas Achim Synagogue and a member of Rodfei Shalom where she was President of the Sisterhood. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Morris Bankler; their children: Steven Bankler and wife, Jane; Don Bankler and wife, Claudia; Ilene...
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Thomas Richard Benesch

August 11, 2018

Thomas Richard Benesch went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2018. Thomas was born January 4, 1932 in Amarillo, Texas to Gladys and Richard Benesch. After graduating from Amarillo High School, he attended The University of Texas where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Tom graduated from the University of Texas in 1955, and then went on to serve in the Army until 1957. Tom...
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Alexander McClure Russ, Jr.

November 10, 1929 - August 11, 2018

Alexander McClure Russ, Jr. passed away on August 11, 2018. He was born in San Antonio on November 10, 1929 to Mary Davenport Lupe Russ and Alexander McClure Russ. A 1948 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, Mac continued his education with a Bachelor's in Business Administration degree from the University of Texas in 1952. Mac served his country with the United States Air Force Reserve...
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Stephen Lee Helmke

November 16, 1964 - August 10, 2018

On Friday, August 10, 2018, Stephen Lee Helmke, of Cedar Park, Texas, loving son and father of two wonderful daughters, passed away at the age of 53. Steve was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 16, 1964 to Vernon and Jackie Helmke. He attended Alamo Heights High School where he played football, then graduated from Texas Tech University where he was an active member of Pi Kappa Alpha...
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Lella Len Nitschke

September 26, 1918 - August 10, 2018

Lella Len Mewhinney Nitschke lived her 99 years with style and grace. Len died Friday, August 10, 2018. She was born September 26, 1918, the seventh child of Luella and Leonard Mewhinney, in Holland, Texas. This small farming community, east of Salado, cultivated a lifelong bond with the land, whether it be a farm in Bell County, a fishing cabin at Lake Buchanan or a horse ranch in Kendall...
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Thomas "Tom" C. Frost

October 29, 1927 - August 10, 2018

South Texas lost one of its favorite sons on Friday, August 10, 2018, when banker and philanthropist Thomas (Tom) Clayborne Frost died at age 90. Born at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio on October 29, 1927, to Thomas Clayborne Frost and Ilsé Herff Frost, Tom was the fourth generation to lead Frost Bank, which was founded 150 years ago by his great-grandfather Thomas C. Frost. Tom received...
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Amador M. Guadiana

April 30, 1948 - August 9, 2018

Amador M. Guadiana, born in San Antonio, TX on April 30, 1948 passed away at Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the age of 70. After graduating from Fox Tech High School, he was drafted into the US Army and served in Vietnam. After his tour of duty, he served as a Federal Agent with the Border Patrol. Amador returned to San Antonio and worked in Civil...
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Sylvia Griffith

August 3, 1922 - August 9, 2018

Sylvia Griffith, born in Panna Maria on August 3, 1922, passed away on August 9, 2018. She left Panna Maria in 1944 and moved to San Antonio, where she obtained an associate business degree. Upon completion she worked for Alamo Title Company. In San Antonio, she met her beloved husband, Walter R. Griffith, and they wed on January 6, 1947. They left San Antonio for College Station, where...
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Debbie Madden

February 1, 1951 - August 9, 2018

Debbie Madden died August 9, 2018 unexpectedly, but peacefully, and without a doubt now resides with the Lord. She was currently employed with Lee Partners. Bruce and Steve Lee will dearly miss her. She was loved like family. She had a love for animals, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors. Debbie had a great sense of humor and infectious laugh that will be missed by everyone who knew...
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Richard R. Sefcik

July 8, 1933 - August 7, 2018

Beloved husband and brother, Richard R. Sefcik, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was born in Poth, TX on July 8, 1933 to Emil and Julia Kostelnik Sefcik. In 1935, the family moved to San Antonio; he graduated high school in 1951 and was drafted into the US Army in 1953. For two years, he was stationed at Ft. Totten, New York City. After his tour in the Army, he returned...
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Nancy M. Mahnke

February 28, 1930 - August 6, 2018

Nancy M. Mahnke, age 88, passed away August 6, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Nancy was born in East Chicago, Indiana, on February 28, 1930, to Richard S. McClaughry, Sr. and Martha Heinly McClaughry. Nancy attended Shimer College for Women then transferred to Iowa State College to complete her college education in Home Economics. There she met her beloved Bob, Robert G. Mahnke. They were...
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Eleanor Martinez Quintanilla

July 11, 1922 - August 5, 2018

Mrs. Eleanor (Martinez) Quintanilla, born on July 11, 1922 in SAN ANTONIO, Texas, to the late Simona Ramos Martinez and the late Leo B. Martinez Sr., passed away at age 96 on August 5, 2018. Eleanor was married to the late Manuel Quintanilla. She was preceded in death by her brother, Leo Martinez Jr.; and sisters, Juanita Reeves, Genevieve Salas, Gladys Martinez, Frances Flores, Mary Louise...
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JoAnn G. Diaz

February 3, 1956 - August 5, 2018

JoAnn G. Diaz, age 62, passed away Sunday, August, 5, 2018 as a result of a long battle with cancer. Her family was by her side when she was called home and welcomed by Our heavenly Father and her loving parents Gloria G. and Edward L. Diaz Sr. JoAnn was a graduate from Thomas Edison H.S. and The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she received her Bachelors degree in early childhood...
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Michael Ross Murphy

June 3, 1945 - August 5, 2018

Dr. Michael Ross Murphy, research scientist, passed away on August 5, 2018, at the age of 73. He was born June 3, 1945, in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Murphy strived for excellence throughout his life and never shirked from difficult tasks. In 1967 he married his college sweetheart Janet Eleanor Fearn, and they had two children, both of whom made him intensely proud. He is survived by his wife...
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Ruth Rutstein Posner

March 13, 1922 - August 5, 2018

On August 5, 2018 Ruth Rutstein Posner passed away. During her lifetime, she was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was the sweetest and kindest person that one could ever hope to know. Throughout her life, she exhibited courage in the face of any adversity confronting her. She was considered the matriarch of a very large family and was deeply loved and...
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Joseph Dvoroznak

November 24, 1924 - August 4, 2018

Our beloved Joseph Dvoroznak, age 93, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018. He was born on November 24, 1924 in Seguin, Texas. His parents John Dvoroznak and Mary Cordova raised him in San Antonio, Texas. Joseph attended Fox Tech Vocational High School and enlisted in the Navy during World War II. He participated in 5 Pacific Campaigns as a Landing Boat Operator. Upon his return to...
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Betty Jeariene Brown Wheeler

May 11, 1931 - August 3, 2018

Betty Jeariene Brown Wheeler, 87, was called home to be with our Lord on Friday, August 3, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Betty was born on May 11, 1931 to parents Samuel Dewey and Charlie Belle Thomas Brown. Betty was preceded in death by her siblings, Billye Joyce Brown Lambert and Charles Garrison Brown. Born and raised in Quanah, Texas, Betty met and grew up with her future husband from...
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Robert H. Nagel, Sr.

October 5, 1934 - August 3, 2018

Robert H. Nagel, Sr. October 5, 1934 – August 3, 2018 Robert H. Nagel, Sr., a native of San Antonio, age 83, passed away August 3, 2018 after a brief illness. He was Owner of family-operated Nagel's Gun Shop where he spent nearly 65 years. He was known to his many friends and customers as "Bobby". Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Josephine Nagel and is survived by...
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A. J. "Jack" Lewis, Jr.

July 9, 1932 - August 3, 2018

Andrew Jackson "Jack" Lewis, Jr, 86, of San Antonio, Texas passed away in his home on August 3, 2018. He was born on July 9, 1932 to Grace McNamara and Andrew Jackson Lewis, Sr. Jack attended Alamo Heights schools, followed by New Mexico Military Institute, and graduated with a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1954, St. Mary's University with a JD in 1957, and New York University...
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Herman "Jim" James

March 28, 1927 - August 1, 2018

Col. Herman (Jim) Henry James, Jr, was called home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the age of 91. Jim was born in Mississippi to Herman H. James and Lois Velma Sykes James on March 28, 1927. As a young man, Jim worked on his parent's farm and graduated from High School in Oxford, MS. Jim tried the U.S. Navy and then U.S. Air Force before finding a home in the Infantry of...
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Gussie Eugene Brieger

June 24, 1930 - August 1, 2018

Our beloved Gussie Eugene Brieger, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1930 in Taylor, Texas to parents, Gussie Edmund Brieger and Ethel Walker Brieger. He was a graduate of Taylor High School and earned his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University. Eugene was a proud veteran serving four years in the US Air Force as a Staff...
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Sanford A. Grossman

September 7, 1936 - August 1, 2018

Sanford A. Grossman, the "Flag Man of Olmos Park" died on August 1, 2018, about a month before his 82nd birthday. The flags throughout the City of Olmos Park are symbolically at half-staff as a mark of solemn respect to Sanford. He was known as the "Flag Man of Olmos Park" because he started the tradition of displaying the American flag throughout Olmos Park on the appropriate days, and for...
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Linda Mahan White

March 24, 1938 - July 31, 2018

Linda Mahan White passed away on Monday, July 31, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born to parents, Carl and Lorena Mahan on March 24, 1938 in Abilene, Texas. Linda loved San Antonio and its Mexican influence; she loved Trinity University where she graduated in 1959. Linda loved libraries where she worked for the Denver Public Library, the San Antonio Public Library and the MacArthur High...
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O. M. Reed, DDS

November 17, 1920 - July 29, 2018

O.M. Reed, DDS November 17, 1920-July 29, 2018 On Sunday, July 29, 2018, San Antonio lost one of its members of the "Greatest Generation," Dr. O.M. Reed. Born in Belfield, North Dakota on November 17, 1920, he was the only child of Edna Kane Reed and George Allison Reed. He will be deeply missed. Dr. Reed was a man of many talents. He was a musician, playing trumpet. He was a dentist,...
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Donald Francis Bearbower

May 29, 1944 - July 29, 2018

Donald "Don" F. Bearbower, age 74, was called home by the Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. He was born on May 29, 1944 in Waterloo, IA, to parents Vern E. Bearbower and Margaret Ann Hickey. He met the love of his life Margaret Ann Lopez in the spring of 1966 at the NCO Club downtown San Antonio when he was stationed at Randolph AFB. They fell in love at first sight and were...
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Joseph Bernard Corcoran , Jr.

May 1, 1946 - July 28, 2018

Ret. Col. Joseph Bernard Corcoran, Jr. passed away on July 28, 2018. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, and extended family. Born in Alice, Texas to Colonel (Ret.) Joseph Bernard Corcoran and Birdie Lea (Reedy) Corcoran, he graduated from Gonzaga College High School and Georgetown University in Washington DC, before commissioning in the Air Force and completing overseas tours in...
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Lonez Martz

May 24, 1937 - July 27, 2018

Lonez Martz, 81, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 in Houston, TX. She was born May 24,1937 in Jones Louisiana to Manuel and Orea Harris. Moms passions were God, family and friends. Mom loved spending time with family and friends whether it was sitting drinking coffee and just talking or playing games. Her game of choice Skip-Bo and she didn't like to lose so she would keep playing, but that...
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Frank D. Anderson

July 14, 1937 - July 25, 2018

Our beloved father, husband and friend, Frank D. Anderson, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Frank served in the US Navy and held a strong belief in God, family and country. He was passionate about flying and qualified for the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots, The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. Frank never met a stranger; he was known for his one-liners and...
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Nathan Lewis Efron

June 25, 1981 - July 25, 2018

Nathan Lewis Efron, age 37, of San Antonio, TX, entered eternal rest into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. After graduating from Alamo Heights High School, he proudly served his country in the US Coast Guard aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Hammer. Nathan became a highly successful sales representative for Adrenaline Fundraising after graduating from the University of Texas at...
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Marsha A. Surad

August 13, 1946 - July 25, 2018

Marsha A. Surad, passed away at the age of 71, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on August 13, 1946 to her parents, Alfred Abramson and Muriel Schopp. Marsha spent her first years after college working for the city as a Social Worker and then went to work in Civil Service at Kelly AFB. Marsha loved the Arts, whether it be listening to music, attending movies and stage...
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Arthur Carson "Casey" Rubey III

November 19, 1935 - July 23, 2018

Casey "Porkchop" Rubey, died peacefully in his San Antonio home on July 23, 2018. He joined his mother Elizabeth "Liz" Rubey, his father Carson Rubey, his two sisters Lowe Figour and Stuart Bourne and his grandson August Koontz. The news of his passing brought immediate tears and smiles to his many friends. Casey was talented and smart in the practicalities of enjoying his 82 years on earth. His...
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Maria Ramon Jaramillo

October 6, 1948 - July 23, 2018

Maria De la Luz Ramon Jaramillo, age 69, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas with her family at her side. She was born on October 6, 1948 in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico to Filiberto Ramon Jasso and Maria Hesequia Duenas Hernandez. She was preceded in death by her father; and one brother. Maria is survived by her husband, Nasario M. Jaramillo, Jr.; their three...
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Roman B. Mendoza

July 25, 1939 - July 23, 2018

Roman B. Mendoza, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 23, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born in San Antonio, on July 25, 1939, to his parents Benjamin Mendoza and Bertha Elizondo. While attending Central Catholic High School, he met Hilda Cavazos who attended Incarnate Word High School, and were married on August 20th 1960. At the age of 17, he joined the Army. During his free time...
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Hilda Delepiani Finck

March 30, 1935 - July 23, 2018

Hilda (Delepiani) Finck passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, just two weeks after the death of her beloved husband, Bill Finck, Sr. Hilda was also preceded in death by her parents Enrique Delepiani and Olga Belloso Delepiani and by her sister and brother-in-law Norma Delepiani Villamizar (Mario). She is survived by her children and grandchildren Kathleen Finck, Caroline Kuper (Harry Jersig ...
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Dalia R. Mendoza

July 25, 1937 - July 22, 2018

Dalia R. Mendoza age 80, born in Alice, Tx on July 25, 1937 to Roman and Aurora Rodriguez answered our Lord's call on Sunday, July 22, 2018 while in the presence of her beloved niece Nora Vega. Dalia was a 1957 graduate of William Adams High School of Alice, TX. She was an avid Spurs and Dallas Cowboys fan. Dalia will be remembered for her dedication and support of her husband while he served...
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Asta Steingrimsdottir Sanchez

July 5, 1932 - July 21, 2018

Ásta Steingrímsđottir Sanchez, age 86, born in Reykjavik Iceland but resided in San Antonio, joined her loving husband in heaven Saturday July 21, 2018. Ásta was born July 5th, 1932 to Steingrímur Einarsson and Puríđur Ágústa Símonarđottir and was a sibling of 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Ásta was a very loving and caring sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved...
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Pedro "Pete" Herrada, Jr.

April 22, 1957 - July 21, 2018

Pedro "Pete" Herrada, Jr. went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Pedro was born on April 22, 1957 in Pearsall, TX to parents, Pedro Herrada Sr. and Anita Cuellar. When Pedro was in high school he was a brilliant musician in all Keyboards, Woodwinds, Brass, and Vocals and led the Hershey High School band as Drum Major. He was also awarded the John Philips...
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Raymond Morantes

January 14, 1943 - July 20, 2018

Raymond Morantes passed in peace at 11:10pm on Friday, July 20th 2018, at 75 years young. He joined his daughter Magda Margot Morantes and grandson Ryan Morantes in the divine Kingdom of Heaven. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Lozano Morantes as well as his son Ramsey Morantes and daughters Monica Morantes, Josephine Joubert, Marlena Terrazas and Victoria Morantes. Raymond was...
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Amanda Joy Walker Sherman

July 6, 1980 - July 19, 2018

Amanda Joy (Mandi) Walker Sherman, 38, passed away on July 19, 2018 after being involved in a serious vehicle accident. Mandi was born on July 6, 1980 in Austin Texas. She attended school in Lockhart and later attended Concordia Lutheran University in Austin, Texas. After attending college, she had a successful career in sales. Mandi was very accomplished working at HomeAway and other...
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Gladys "Joyce" Lavender

August 14, 1925 - July 19, 2018

Gladys "Joyce" Lavender, (born Gladys Joyce Ward), aged 92, died this July 19th. She was born August 14th, 1925 in Victoria, Texas. Her parents, William and Effie Ward raised their family in Cypress-Fairbanks, Texas, and she was the youngest of their 4 children. After Cypress-Fairbanks High School, Joyce made the bold move to relocate to Houston, to go to business college to become a...
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Johnny "Jay" Tijerina, Jr.

June 12, 1987 - July 18, 2018

My beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, Johnny M. Tijerina, Jr., age 31, passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside. Affectionately known as "Jay", his love and devotion to his sisters and brother was unsurpassed. He relished in the independence of being on his own in the surroundings of the Austin scene. He is preceded in death by his father, Johnny M. Tijerina and is...
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George C. Hixon

April 8, 1937 - July 18, 2018

George C. "Tim" Hixon, prominent local business man, conservationist, philanthropist, champion of education, loving husband, proud father, and beaming grandfather passed away Wednesday, July 18th at the age of 81. Tim was born in Jacksonville, FL, April 8, 1937 to George C. and Sarah Hall Hixon, the second of four brothers. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Karen Johnson Hixon, his sons;...
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Jacqueline Cosner Marucheau

July 1, 1927 - July 18, 2018

Jacqueline Cosner Marucheau passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on July 1, 1927 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Joe and Gladys Cosner. Jackie graduated from St. Mary's Hall and also the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. On January 27, 1951 she married Albert Marucheau. They immediately moved to Montevideo,...
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Ramona Ventura Lopez

April 4, 1925 - July 15, 2018

Ramona Ventura Lopez was born to Luis and Juanita Ventura in San Antonio on April 4, 1925. She passed away on July 15, 2018 at the age of 93. She didn't like to travel very much and was more of a home body. She loved taking care of her family, working around the house and with her plants. She initially wanted to become a nurse but decided to become a beautician instead. She worked for a...
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Gene Joel Guerra

July 8, 1970 - July 15, 2018

Gene Joel Guerra, affectionately known as "Geno", was one of a kind who left us on July 15, 2018 to be embraced by his Father, who had prepared a banquet for him. Geno lived a simple life, never complained, overcame one obstacle after the next, but in the end, he went home and is in peace. Geno attended Harlandale High School in San Antonio, Texas. Following high school, he enlisted in the...
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Kristine "Krissy" M. Galan

July 15, 1977 - July 13, 2018

Kristine "Krissy" M. Galan, went to be with the Lord at the young age of 40. She was born to parents Richard and Olga Galan, in San Antonio, Texas. Krissy was born with a disability, but that didn't stop her. She always put her very best forward. Krissy was the youngest of 4 siblings, who were all very protective of her. Her favorite Disney character was Mickey Mouse, of whom she had a huge...
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Dorothy R. Montgomery

October 21, 1927 - July 11, 2018

Dorothy Montgomery was born in Nashville, Tennessee to Josie and Ernest Stovall, who was an officer in the U.S. Navy. She grew up traveling the world with her parents. Dorothy loved reading, horseback riding and studying different cultures and religions. She earned a degree in Political Science from George Washington University. Dorothy worked at the Pentagon and other federal agencies. ...
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Marilyn Carol Zimmermann

July 14, 1949 - July 11, 2018

Marilyn (Lynn) C. Zimmermann (68) passed away on July 11, 2018 in Houston, Texas, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She is a graduate of Alamo Heights High School and St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Paul Zimmermann, and is survived by her three brothers, Jack (Ilene), Bobby (Madalyn), and Jerry (Linda),...
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Henry William ("Bill") Finck, Sr.

November 18, 1930 - July 10, 2018

Henry William ("Bill") Finck passed away at home on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary (Fisher) and Edward Reinhold Finck; his brother, Edward R. Finck; and sister, Mary Anne Finck Graney. He is survived by his wife Hilda; children, Kathleen Finck, Caroline Kuper (Harry Jersig "Ricky"), Henry William ("Bill") Finck Jr. (Donna),...
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Ross L. Nordfelt

October 2, 1947 - July 8, 2018

Ross Nordfelt passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 8, in Helotes, Texas, at the age of 70. He is preceded in death by his brother, Roy, and his parents, Leroy and Melvina Nordfelt. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Celia Nordfelt, his four children and their families – Michael Nordfelt (Suzanne), Catherine Phillips, Anna Trevino (Lucas), and Amy Kocurek (Neal), his seven grandchildren...
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Barry T Limpert

October 9, 1938 - July 8, 2018

Barry T. Limpert died peacefully on the evening of Sunday, July 8, 2018. He was born on October 9, 1938 in Anderson, Indiana, the son of Theodore Limpert and Vasso Kalogeropoulos Limpert, both natives of Greece. He is survived by his sister, Nicki Weston (Paul) and cousin Katherine Couch (George) of San Francisco. Barry's family is thankful to the Davita, Medical Center, for the excellent...
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James (Jim) Ray Johnson

March 26, 1929 - July 7, 2018

Our heavenly Father called James (Jim) Ray Johnson home the afternoon of Saturday, July 7. Jim was the second son born to Ruth Craft and Thaddeus Eric Johnson, born at home on March 26, 1929 in Pt. Neches, Jefferson County, TX. His family moved to Corpus Christi where he played football and baseball and was selected to give the student address at graduation from Corpus Christi High School. ...
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Mary Lee Dickinson

November 13, 1942 - July 6, 2018

Mary Lee Dickinson, "Lee" as she was known to all, of San Antonio and Spring Branch died on July 6, 2018 at DeMatel House of the Village at Incarnate Word in San Antonio. A resident of the Village for several years, Lee died of complications of Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's disease. Lee was born in Lubbock, TX on November 13, 1942 to Granville Lee and Martha Clowe Dickinson. Her brother...
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Consuelo B. Reyes

August 29, 1923 - July 6, 2018

Consuelo, age 95, passed away in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in New Braunfels, Texas to Sotero Baquera and Benita Valdez. Consuelo was a Matriarch of 6 generations. Mrs. Reyes owned and operated REYES BAR, Downtown, since 1946. Preceding her in death were her husband, Catarino M.; parents and brothers. She is survived her sons, Catarino M. Reyes, Jr., Manuel Reyes (Candy);...
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Lucille M. Gehring

August 17, 1919 - July 6, 2018

Lucille M. "Minnie" Gehring, formerly of Howard, South Dakota and Englewood, Colorado passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the age of 98 in San Antonio, Texas, where she resided the past five years. Lucille was born August 17, 1919 in Howard, South Dakota. The second child of Albert and Rosa W. (Hildebrand) Gehring, Lucille grew up on the family homestead southwest of Howard. She graduated...
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