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George Decker

January 23, 1972 - September 22, 2018

George Decker, age 46, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church. For those able to attend the service, please feel free to wear your UT Longhorn spirit colors in honor of George MASS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 2:00 PM ST. ANTHONY...
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Joyce Geraldine Martin

September 18, 1939 - September 21, 2018

Joyce Geraldine Martin, age 79, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on September 18, 1939 in Holly Pond, Alabama, to Homer Hays and Ruby Martin. Joyce grew up on the family farm "pickin' cotton and shellin' peas" as she liked to say. Her love of the outdoors began there, on the farm. She married James Nelson Harbison from Logan, AL in 1960....
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Carolyn Liberda

August 24, 1934 - September 20, 2018

Carolyn Liberda, age 84, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Katy, Texas. The family will receive friends from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Porter Loring Mortuary North. ROSARY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018 7:30 PM PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL MASS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018 11:30 AM ST. JOHN NEUMANN CATHOLIC CHURCH 6680 CRESTWAY DRIVE SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS ...
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John Scott O'Neill

June 12, 1956 - September 20, 2018

John Scott O'Neill, age 62, passed away on 20 September 2018 in San Antonio, TX surrounded by his family. Scott was born on 12 June 1956 in Jamestown, NY to parents John Dennis O'Neill and Susan Siggins O'Neill. He grew up in Warren, PA and loved hunting, fishing, boxing, baseball, and football with his two brothers and being a big brother to his beloved sister. He is preceded in death by his...
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Diana Ruth Morawski

December 29, 1942 - September 20, 2018

Diana Ruth Morawski, age 75, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born on December 29, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas to Arthur and Mary Michael. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Arthur Michael III. Diana is survived by her children, Debra Roles and husband Joseph, Stephen Morawski and wife Anna, Catherine Jacob and husband Troy, Michael...
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Pedro C. Alanis

November 19, 1922 - September 18, 2018

Pedro C. Alanis is survived by his children and their spouses, Pedro G. Alanis, Ricardo (Diana) Alanis, Yolanda (Humberto) Gonzalez; Anita (David) Torres, Juan Alanis, Rodolfo "Rudy" Alanis, Raul "Roy" Alanis, Gustavo "Gus" Alanis; 6 loving grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; his brother, Pancho; and numerous nieces and nephews. He joined his loving wife, Yolanda Alanis, his parents Juan and...
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Holly Kathryn Page

May 9, 2004 - September 16, 2018

Holly Kathryn Page, age 14, gained angel wings at 1:03 am on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at University Hospital in San Antonio, TX. She left our world surrounded by all of her siblings, immediate family, and close family friends as they joined in song celebrating her special life. In her short time with us, Holly touched the lives of so very many and continues to give life as an organ donor...
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Shelley Schaffer Stukhart

May 25, 1929 - September 15, 2018

Shelley Schaffer Stukhart died Sept. 15 at the Army Residence Community in San Antonio. Born into a military family at Fort Eustis, Virginia, Shelley Schaffer attended Mills College before transferring to the University of Maryland where she met George A. Millener Jr. The couple married in 1950 in Havana, Cuba soon after George was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry. The...
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Mary S. Conner

November 17, 1931 - September 15, 2018

Mary Sue Conner was born on March 7, 1931 in Virginia, to Richard and Willie Howerton. As the youngest of four daughters, she grew up near Danville, Virginia and graduated from Schoolfield High School. Soon after graduation she moved to Washington D.C. to work at the FBI and eventually met and married the love of her life George Lloyd Conner. Together they began a blessed and happy 61 years of...
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John Ryan Morgan

November 1, 2001 - September 15, 2018

Born in Odessa, Texas, John Ryan was immediately placed in the loving and joyful hearts and arms of his mom and dad, Jeannie and Rodney Morgan. At 5 years old, John Ryan was blessed with a baby sister, Olivia, and at 6, he was blessed with twins, Grant, and Amelia. Our family was complete. John Ryan's brother and sisters were always hanging out in his room. They loved him well. John Ryan went...
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Theresa R. (Leandri) Allen

April 1, 1929 - September 15, 2018

Theresa R. (Leandri) Allen age 89, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on April 1, 1929 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania to Bernardo and Rose (Corti) Leandri and moved to San Antonio in 1991. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur Allen; and brothers and sisters. Theresa is survived by her daughters, Terry Allen Roth and husband,...
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Raymond Muzquiz

March 14, 1934 - September 14, 2018

Raymond Muzquiz, great-grandson of Melchor Muzquiz, 1832 President of Mexico, passed away September 14th. Proudly served in the U.S. Army, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea, Japan; San Antonio Police Department Detective; Department of Justice, FBI graduate; U.S. Marshall Service District Supervisor, Col. Shriner Motor Patrol, Master Mason 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, 33rd Degree York Rite and Order of...
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Nancye Alvarado

September 17, 1947 - September 14, 2018

Nancye Lee Alvarado, 70, entered into the hands of our Lord on September 14, 2018. Born in Holly Ridge, NC to Gordon and Madeline Duff Summerlin, she graduated from Dixon High School in 1965. She won an award in French, and drove the Dixon School Bus her senior year, and also played basketball and sang in the Glee Club. She sang for her church in Holly Ridge, and also directed the Marine Corps...
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Charles R. Nordin

July 1, 1922 - September 14, 2018

Charles R. Nordin, 96, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. Born in Omaha, NE in 1922 to Charles and Lillian Nordin. He studied at the University of Omaha where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was a World War II veteran, serving in Company C of the 324th Infantry, and was awarded three stars in European Theater, a Purple Heart, the World War II Victory Medal,...
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Rita G. Vichareli

December 6, 1932 - September 13, 2018

Rita Gonzalez Vichareli, 85, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas where she lived the last nine years. She was born in Laredo, Texas on December 6, 1932, to Maria Luisa and Macario Gonzalez and was the youngest of eight children. She married Jesus H. Vichareli on September 1, 1957, having recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. Her entire life was devoted to...
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George H. Wessels, SMSgt., USAF Retired

March 10, 1926 - September 13, 2018

George H. Wessels, SMSgt. USAF Retired, went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2018. He was born March 10, 1926 on a farm in northwest Iowa to Henry and Grace Wessels. George entered the Army in July 1944 and served as a Browning Automatic Rifleman with the 75th Infantry Division in Belgium, Holland, Germany and France during WWII. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal,...
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John R. Nelson

May 28, 1941 - September 13, 2018

John R. Nelson passed away on September 13, 2018 at the age of 77. John was born May 28, 1941 in Litchfield, Minnesota to Roy and Dorothy Nelson. He is survived by his loving wife Mary of 54 years; his daughter, Kari Nagy her husband Troy; sister, Joyce Lund; sister-in-law, Patricia Greupner her husband Gerald; his nieces, Courtney Torgerson, Bonnie Hollnagel, Jennifer Greupner, and nephew,...
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Everette G. Caldwell

August 23, 1934 - September 12, 2018

Ret. LTC Everette G. Caldwell, 84, of San Antonio passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Born August 23, 1934 in Hardy, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Samuel Everett and Ruth Gattis Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell was a 1956 graduate of West Point. After graduation, he faithfully served his country for 22 years in the U.S. Army Department of Defense Communications, earning multiple medals...
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Mary Virginia "Ginny" Marois

August 26, 1929 - September 11, 2018

Mary Virginia "Ginny", age 89, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Ginny was born to Reginald and Mary Marois in Plymouth, MA on August 26, 1929. Ginny was a loving and generous mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a gourmet chef, an avid gardener and a tenacious bridge player making her known to her bridge group as "the...
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Judith Russell Smith

November 4, 1938 - September 11, 2018

Judith Russell Smith, age 79, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Judith was born November 4, 1938 to James K. Russell and Ethel M. Fesmeyer in Donora, PA. After graduating from Donora High School in 1956, she completed her bachelors degree in English at Seton Hill College, followed by her masters degree from Duquesne University. She enjoyed her work for the state of...
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Elisabeth "Liz" Eleanor Mackeeby Greene

September 1, 1930 - September 7, 2018

Elisabeth "Liz" Eleanor MacKeeby Greene, 88, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018. She was born on September 1, 1930 to Winfield and Eleanor MacKeeby in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Liz loved her family very much. Nana Harper was her 2nd mother. She loved bridge too. She did a lot of volunteer work – Church, Cub Scouts, Brownies, and Girl Scouts. One year she was an area distributor of Girl...
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Jack Sidney Trawick D.D.S. , Retired Army

November 12, 1937 - September 6, 2018

Born November 12, 1937 in Seminole, OK to the local dentist Dr. James Steen Trawick and his wife Edna Hood Trawick, Sid would not immediately presume this was a direction he too would take. Jack Sidney Trawick adopted his middle name "Sid" in the first grade to distinguish himself from seven other boys named Jack. Graduating from high school in Seminole, he attended Oklahoma University and...
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Helen Arciniega Garza

January 4, 1923 - September 4, 2018

Helen Arciniega Garza was called by the Lord on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the age of 95. Helen was the daughter of Gregorio Navarro Arciniega and his wife, Adela. Her mother died giving birth and she was adopted as an infant by her aunt and uncle, Santiago Guerra and Estella Navarro Cantu Guerra. Mrs. Garza is preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph J. Garza. She is survived by her children...
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Mark Joseph Millender

April 13, 1957 - September 3, 2018

On September 3, 2018, Mark Joseph Millender passed away peacefully at the age of 61. At the time of his passing, he was attended by his three children in Galveston, where he suffered from a sudden, fatal bout of pancreatitis. Mark, or "Nandy," as he was called by his three grandchildren, was a loving father, husband, grandfather, uncle and son. He was born on April 13, 1957 in Houston, Texas...
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Kenneth C. Mason

December 17, 1927 - September 3, 2018

Kenneth Carlton Mason, age 90, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born on December 17, 1927 in Pleasant Hill, Texas to Carlton and Sarah (Thomas) Mason. Kenneth graduated from Thorndale High School where he was on the football team. He enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 and served at the end of WWII. After discharge from active duty, he moved to Corpus Christi and...
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Martie McKay

April 3, 1927 - September 3, 2018

Martha Claire Brown McKay (Martie), 91, passed away September 3, 2018 in her sleep. Born April 3, 1927 to Judge Robert W. and Mattie Claire Allen Brown in Gatesville, TX. She described her childhood during the depression as "fortunate" because she had loving parents, cousins close by, and many friends. Her mother taught her to cook, sew and play bridge. Her father taught her to fish and climb...
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Janey Armstrong, USAF (Ret.)

April 10, 1951 - September 3, 2018

Janey Armstrong was born to humble beginnings on April 10, 1951 at home in Ralls, Texas to Manuel and Genoveba (Valdez) Gomez. Janey was the seventh of fourteen children. As a child Janey contributed to the family by picking cotton in the field with her siblings and parents who were sharecroppers. She attended Estacado High School in Lubbock, Texas where she was the first in her family to...
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Betty Frances Bishop

May 5, 1945 - September 2, 2018

Betty Bishop passed away peacefully in San Antonio, Texas on September 2, after significant struggles with vascular dementia. She will be dearly missed and remembered by many loving family members and friends. Betty was born on May 5, 1945 to Frances and Nolan Wheelis in Washington, Georgia. Following high school there, she completed her B.S. in Education at Woman's College of Georgia. She...
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Mary Jo Furche

September 19, 1934 - September 2, 2018

On Sunday September 2, 2018 Mary Jo Hankinson Furche of Canyon Lake and San Antonio, departed this life to rejoin her loving husband of 54 years, Tommy and angel daughter, Jodie. Mary Jo lived her last 8 months at Autumn Leaves Memory Care in South Austin. She spent her days gardening, painting, and assisting the other residents and staff. Our sincere gratitude to all of Autumn Leaves staff...
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Norma Arreola-Renero

November 14, 1946 - August 31, 2018

Norma Arreola-Renero, age 71, was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Having lived for 14 years in El Paso, Texas, Norma and her husband Gabriel moved to San Antonio in 2001. In 2004 Norma joined the McNay Art Museum where she was a docent for many years. She enjoyed giving tours for students and helped to organize the Spanish speaking...
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Woody Woodard

October 30, 1948 - August 30, 2018

Henry Wayne "Woody" Woodard, 69, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Born in Dunn, NC on October 30, 1948, he was an Air Force veteran and worked for Houston Tool for 25 years. Woody played basketball in high school and in the military and was a huge Spurs fan. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and loved animals and to work in the yard. Woody was preceded in...
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Donald O. Pruess

December 3, 1926 - August 28, 2018

Donald O. Pruess, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in San Antonio. Born on December 3, 1926 in Hilbert, Wisconsin to Oscar and Veronica Pruess. Donald married his first love, Mary Seidel on December 26, 1946 in Sherwood, Wisconsin. He joined the US Army in 1947 and served during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Japan while earning the rank of Captain before leaving the Army...
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Adela S. Knight

April 30, 1920 - August 26, 2018

Adela Serna Knight arrived in her heavenly home on August 26, 2018 at the age of 98. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Lawrence Knight and her beloved grandson, Christopher Charles Knight. Although she lived most of her life in San Antonio, Adela was born on April 30, 1920 in San Diego, Texas and lived her last years in Houston, Texas. She was the last surviving child of Refugio...
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Max Levi McLeod

October 22, 2015 - August 26, 2018

Max Levi McLeod born October 22nd, 2015 left this earth to be with our Heavenly Father on August 26th, 2018. Max was the son of Thomas Bryan McLeod and Holly Hewitt McLeod; twin brother to Mya Joli McLeod. Loved and cherished by all, Great grandmother, Teddy McLeod; Grandparents, Alexander J. McLeod Jr., Catherine S. McLeod, Kenneth L. Hewitt, Mary A. Mobley; Step-grandparents, Melina McLeod,...
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Nancy Carole Harwi

September 30, 1945 - August 25, 2018

Nancy Carole Harwi born September 30,1945 passed away peacefully on August 25, 2018. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Frank Harwi III; son, Adam K. Harwi (Mary); granddaughter, Saige A. Harwi; mother, Geraldine Adams; and sister, Martha King (David). She was preceded in passing by her sister, Sandra Kay Maupin. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins, family...
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Robert L. Herring

August 18, 1921 - August 25, 2018

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, Robert L. Herring went to be with his Lord and Savior after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He had achieved a birthday milestone only a week before when he turned 97 years old. Robert, also known since childhood as R.L., was born on August 18, 1921 in rural Mississippi to Robert Lee Herring, Sr. and Carrie Carr Herring. He was preceded in death by his parents...
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Kathleen Harrity Feinstein

December 7, 1957 - August 23, 2018

Kathy Feinstein was a fantastic friend, a devoted daughter, a fun-loving sister, a thoughtful mother, a self-less grandmother, and a loving, warm-hearted wife. Kathy was the eldest of three children. After high school, she decided to attend college in Boston where she met Steve, her future husband of almost 40 years. During that time, Kathy and Steve went on many adventures exploring the world,...
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Camille Sesta Clark

July 24, 1957 - August 23, 2018

Camille Sesta Clark, 61, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born in Detroit, MI on July 24, 1957. After attending Michigan State University, she and Tom married then left Michigan for Texas in 1979. They lived in Waco and Corpus Christi before settling in San Antonio in 1985. Her love of fashion led her into retail store management with various national retail chains...
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Robbie Tharp

June 14, 1968 - August 23, 2018

Robbie Tharp, 50, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in San Antonio at 11:30pm. He was born in Livingston, TX on June 14, 1968. Robbie built his family's world with his two bare hands. He built the furniture to our first home. He built our livelihood by building for others. He built a softball field for his daughter and her team. He built a motor cross track for the entire family, and...
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J.B. Fowler, Jr.

July 8, 1930 - August 21, 2018

Dr. J.B. Fowler passed away peacefully August 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Born in 1930 in Pawhuska, OK, to the late J.B. and Ona (Thurman) Fowler, he was a retired Baptist minister who began preaching at age 17. He married the late Wanda Lee Orrick in 1951 and together they ministered to churches in Van, Moran, Ballinger, Kendalia and Lubbock, TX; and in McComb, MS. In 1981, he became editor of...
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David Michael Tanksley

June 29, 1947 - August 20, 2018

Colonel (Retired) David "Mike" Tanksley of San Antonio, Texas passed away on August 20 at the age of 71. Colonel Tanksley was born in Atlanta, GA in 1947 to Carl and Sue Tanksley and grew up in Chatsworth, GA. He was a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved his family, his country, hunting with his dogs, sport shooting, and getting the family together. An avid reader, he...
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Det. Roland A. Perez

October 23, 1963 - August 20, 2018

Surrounded by loved ones, Roland A. Perez, age 54, was welcomed into Heaven early Monday morning, August 20, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Roland was born October, 23, 1963 on the South side of San Antonio. Growing up, he was involved and excelled in numerous sports and activities, and was known to be a loving son, brother, and friend. Roland is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years Rose...
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Juan A. Zaragosa

September 19, 1947 - August 20, 2018

Juan A. Zaragosa, age 70, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018. Juan was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 19, 1947, to Jesus and Virginia Lopez Zaragosa. In 1966, he began his career at the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation as an inspector assigned to the department's Bexar County residency and worked on the construction of US 90 West and US 281. Juan was...
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Willis "Bill" Musser

August 30, 1934 - August 19, 2018

Willis "Bill" Musser, 83, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on August 30, 1934 in Battle Creek, MI to his parents, Ralph and Elizabeth Musser. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bill is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marian M. Musser; children, Billy Musser, Brent Musser (Patty), Cindy Musser; three step-children, Dan (Saba), Mike (Robin) and Amy ...
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Ruben Ruiz, Jr.

September 24, 1962 - August 18, 2018

Ruben Ruiz, Jr., age 55, passed away on Saturday August 18, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas where he was born and raised. He was married in 1983 to his loving wife Patty for 35 years and every day was still a honeymoon for them. They were the epitome of love birds holding hands and stealing kisses whenever possible. Ruben serenaded Patty on his guitar with endless love songs he wrote and sang to her...
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Desta Dunham Crowley

January 22, 1959 - August 18, 2018

Desta Dunham Crowley, age 59 of Pipe Creek, Texas, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018. She was born to Ron and Donna Jones on January 22, 1959. Desta was a kind soul who made everyone she met feel like family. She was also the rock that held her family together and left behind many traditions that they will never forget. Family and friends were Desta's love and joy. She is preceded in death...
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Letha Haynie Chandler

February 3, 1930 - August 17, 2018

Letha Haynie Chandler passed away peacefully on August 17, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 3, 1930, to Bazzie and Lerline Ortner Haynie in Aubrey, Texas, and spent most of her life in San Antonio. After raising five children, Letha began working at Alamo Savings in customer service helping customers with their CD accounts. During this time, she attended San Antonio...
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Charles A. Emrick, Jr.

September 22, 1933 - August 17, 2018

LTC Charles A. Emrick, Jr., age 84, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away August 17, 2018. Charlie was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 22, 1933, to the late Charles and Elizabeth Emrick. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Maria; daughters, Debbie Emrick (partner David Myers) and Cindy McCann; grandchildren, Carson and Wilson McCann; sister Betty Brown; and nieces, Carol...
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William T. Kniker

August 30, 1929 - August 17, 2018

William "Ted" Theodore Kniker, M.D. passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Friday, August 17, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born in Seguin, Texas on August 30, 1929 to Theodore and Alice Kniker. He and his family settled in San Antonio in 1969 when he entered the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center. His impactful career as an allergist/immunologist spanned over six decades...
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Catherine Ann Potter

June 21, 1935 - August 17, 2018

Catherine Ann Potter, age 83, of San Antonio, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil Edgar Potter. Catherine is survived by her son, Neil E. Potter and wife Teddie; grandchildren, Madison Grace Potter, Rebecca Hope Potter and William Potter; and her sister, Brenda Burkett. Funeral service will be Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the...
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Marjorie Ann (Holzmann) Pierce

February 4, 1926 - August 16, 2018

Marjorie Ann (Holzmann) Pierce, age 92, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 4, 1926 to Herbert P. and Erna Raba Holzmann. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, then worked at Lackland AFB where she met her husband, Glenn. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Marjorie is survived by her beloved...
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Martin "Marty" Harper

February 26, 1952 - August 16, 2018

Col. Martin "Marty" Harper, age 66, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on February 26, 1952 in Jackson MS., to his parents, Macey Lee and Laura Lee Harper. Col. Harper was a graduate of the USAF Academy. Marty served twenty-six years in the Air Force before retiring; continued his career in Hospital Administration as a civilian on Ft. Sam Houston. He...
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Maurice Edward Ripley, Jr.

September 26, 1931 - August 15, 2018

Retired Lieutenant-Colonel (LTC) Maurice (Rip) Ripley passed away peacefully in his San Antonio, Texas, home on Wednesday, August 15th. He was born on September 26, 1931, in Lexington, Kentucky, to David and Beatrice Bledsoe. He graduated from Tuskegee Institute in May 1953 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While at Tuskegee, he pledged as a Kappa Alpha Psi...
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Gloria H. Hernandez

February 25, 1924 - August 15, 2018

Gloria H. Hernandez, 94, joined her beloved husband of 70 years, Henry Hernandez and daughter, Gloria Gomez, on August 15, 2018. She was born on February 25, 1924 to Felica and Jesus Hernandez in San Antonio, Texas. She was one of the 17 children born into the Hernandez family. Gloria joined the US Navy as a WAVE in the 1940's. When Henry asked for her hand in marriage, she received an honorable...
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Richard R. Farias

September 4, 1940 - August 15, 2018

Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, Richard R. Farias, age 77, passed away on, August 15, 2018. He was born in San Antonio, TX on September 4, 1940 to Luciano and Maria Farias. In 1960 he graduated from Harlandale High School and fell in love with Yolanda Gallardo's smile and on August 19, 1960, married the love of his life and shared 57 years of marriage before...
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Charles Bryan Willis Wilson

April 25, 1941 - August 12, 2018

Charles Bryan Willis Wilson of San Antonio, TX passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on the morning of August 12, 2018 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Charles was born on April 25, 1941 in Pecos, TX to James and Josephine Willis. Both parents passed away when Charles was very young, and he and his brother Dave were then adopted by their aunt and uncle, Nancy and Homer...
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Bradley H. Nerison

May 21, 1960 - August 12, 2018

Bradley H. Nerison, age 58, of San Antonio, was called home by God on Sunday, August 12, 2018. He was born on May 21, 1960 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Gerald and Arleen Nerison. Bradley graduated from Henry Sibley High School, Class of 1979. He then joined the United States Air Force and served in San Antonio. After his discharge in 1983, he relocated to Minnesota and was an Information...
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Richard L. Barto

May 6, 1950 - August 11, 2018

After a long struggle of illness, Richard L. Barto (Dick) passed away in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the age of 68. Dick was born on May 6, 1950 in Warren, Ohio. He is survived by his loving, devoted wife, Genevieve; stepdaughters: Yvette Allen, Gini and her husband Raith Franz sisters: Sandy Alder and her husband Arthur, Carol Barto and her partner Michael Keller;...
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Henry E. "Hank" Carroll

November 12, 1956 - August 11, 2018

Henry E. "Hank" Carroll, age 61, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Dilley, Texas on November 12, 1956 to William E. and Shirley Folsom Carroll. Hank graduated from Pearsall High School in 1975, attended and played baseball for Texas Lutheran College graduating in 1980. While still in college, Hank started his own business which he...
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Ronald Burt Salisbury

June 30, 1929 - August 11, 2018

Ronald Burt Salisbury, age 89, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on June 30, 1929 in Lockport, NY, to Sylvester and Frances Salisbury; raised in North Tonawanda, NY. He was a Veteran of the Korean War, Division Loud Speaker and Leaflet Company, serving as a Corporal. In 1954, he married his first wife, Jane. They moved to Webster, NY to raise their family. ...
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Jane C. Vickery

June 16, 1938 - August 11, 2018

Jane was born in Dover, New Hampshire to Daniel and Dorothy Vickery. She completed her earthly journey and entered eternal rest surrounded by her loved ones. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire and completing the Army's physical therapy program, she served on active duty, retiring in 1980 as a Lieutenant Colonel. She was stationed on numerous assignments both overseas and...
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Cynthia A. Hernandez

December 1, 1959 - August 10, 2018

Passed away in peace with her loved ones by her side on August 10, 2018. She was born December 1, 1959 in Pontiac, Michigan. Cynthia is survived by her children, Andrea and Alexander; her siblings Guadalupe, Manuel, Teresa, Joseph and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents Alfonso Sr & Rafela; her 3 siblings Alfonso Jr, Mary & Jose. Cynthia retired from the San Antonio...
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Manuel E. Garcia

December 10, 1938 - August 10, 2018

Manuel E. Garcia, age 79, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 date in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in San Antonio on December 10, 1938 to Miguel and Cruz Escobar Garcia. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and a sister. Manuel is survived by his wife, Gloria L. Garcia; sons, David M. Garcia and wife Catherine Elizabeth and Danny Garcia; grandsons, Damian Michael and...
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Alicia Louise Lucas

August 2, 1971 - August 10, 2018

Alicia Louise Lucas, age 47, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018, in Helotes, Texas. Born August 2, 1971, in San Antonio, Texas to Luis Perez and Nancy Rehak Montalvo. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Ilse Lucas. Alicia is survived by her husband James F. Lucas III; children James Michael Lucas and Riley Celina Lucas; father, Luis Perez; mother, Nancy Rehak Montalvo her...
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Dean Sellars Miller

June 24, 1927 - August 9, 2018

Dean Sellars Miller, 91, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on June 24, 1927 in Healdton, Oklahoma to parents William H. Miller and Lucy Fern Sellars Miller. Dean served in the Merchant Marines and the United States Navy in the Korean War. He married Nancy Ann Parnell in 1954, and they moved to San Antonio, Texas. Having been trained as a radio technician...
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Andrea Miller

June 25, 1951 - August 9, 2018

Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Andrea Clare Miller, of San Antonio, Texas went to be with our Lord Savior Jesus Christ on August 9, 2018. She was born on June 25, 1951 in San Antonio Texas to Andy and Lois Reeh. Andrea attended Winston Churchill High School, class of 1969. She attended Mim's Beauty College and spent 48 years as a cosmetologist. Andrea devoted her life to serving...
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Derek Knott

October 5, 1968 - August 9, 2018

Derek Knott, 49 years old, passed away suddenly from a ruptured aortic aneurysm on August 9, 2018. Derek, a Churchill High School graduate, was a quiet and carefree man who never met an animal he didn't like. As a boy, he loved BMX racing and has many trophies. When he got older, the BMX racing was replaced with his love of motorcycles. Many days were spent riding in the Hill Country with his...
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John Tynan Davis

August 20, 1935 - August 9, 2018

You have been told what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. 6 Micah 1-8 John T. Davis went to be with our Lord on August 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by Jane Layer Davis, his beloved wife of 47 years; his infant son, Kevin; his parents, William C. Davis and Mary Tynan Davis; and his sister, Mary Sewell Hight. He is survived...
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Karen Swoboda Hogan

December 14, 1952 - August 6, 2018

Karen S. Hogan, age 65, passed away on Monday, August 6 in San Antonio. She was born on December 14, 1952 in St. Charles, Missouri to Maurice Swoboda and Lucille Volkerding. Karen was a graduate of the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Karen retired in 2014 after 34 years of Government service. She was an active member of many groups and ministries at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stone...
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Janice Sue Ross

March 6, 1947 - August 5, 2018

Janice Sue Ross, age 71 passed away following a lengthy illness on Sunday, August 5, 2018. She was born to Joe Sular and Beatrice McDougal on March 6, 1947 in Texarkana, Arkansas, Sue, the daughter of a military man, lived all over the country with her two sisters before settling down in San Antonio, Texas where she met and married her husband James W. Ross. She retired from USAA as an...
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Iris Maxine Underwood Thomson

August 8, 1931 - August 5, 2018

Iris Maxine Underwood Thomson, age 86, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hilary Herbert Underwood and Dorothy Lillian Anna English; sister Mildred Nelson; and brother Ronald Underwood. Iris is survived by her husband LT. Gen. Herman O. Thomson; daughters Kathy Thomson Ledford, husband David, Sherry Anne Myers, husband Greg, Paula...
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Maria Del Carmen Barrientes Garcia

October 17, 1945 - August 5, 2018

Maria Del Carmen Barrientes Garcia, age 72, passed away on Sunday, August 5 in San Antonio. Native of San Antonio, Texas. Alumni of San Antonio College, Associates degree in Child Development. Proud Elder of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas. Preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Apolina (Segovia) Barrientes; brothers Jose Barrientes(Irene); Ernesto Barrientes(Ruth); Roland Barrientes...
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Eva L. Hughes

September 16, 1924 - August 1, 2018

Eva L. Hughes, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Breslau, Germany on September 16, 1924 to Vincenz and Gertrude Nowack. Eva worked as secretary to the principal of Westwood Terrace Elementary School in Northside ISD for 27 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Marshel H. Hughes. Eva is survived by her son,...
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Eldon J. Byars

October 5, 1943 - August 1, 2018

Eldon J. Byars was born on October 5, 1943 in Roscoe, TX. to Mary Nell and Eldon Carter Byars. After graduating from Waco High School in 1962, he went on to attend Sam Houston State and the University of Houston. In 1966, Eldon joined the US Army and served 2 tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and maintenance officer. After diligently serving in the TX National Guard, he retired in 1992. He...
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Mary B. Chrisman

November 30, 1931 - August 1, 2018

Mary B. Chrisman, 86, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on November 30, 1931 in Commerce, Texas to Ralph and Mary Elizabeth McDonald. Mary attended public schools in Commerce, Texas and completed two years of college. Having lived in several cities, Mary eventually settled in San Antonio where she worked and eventually retired. Her passion...
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Mary Lou Keeler

July 20, 1949 - July 31, 2018

Our world lost one of its most precious angels on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 when Mary Lou Keeler, age 69, passed away after a long and courageous battle with autoimmune disease. Born on July 20, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mary developed an early passion for violin and piano music that would remain with her for life. A strong proponent of education, she earned separate degrees in Mathematics...
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Alicia R. Alvarado

July 31, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Alicia R. Alvarado announces her passing. On July 31, 2018, Alicia went to be with her heavenly Father, following a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. Alicia was born in Morgan City, Louisiana to Willi Beatrice Martinez and Dionicio C. Martinez. Alicia was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Alicia is preceded in...
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María Teresa Ortiz

February 7, 1923 - July 31, 2018

María Teresa Ortiz, went to be with Our Lord on July 31, 2018 at the age of 95 in San Antonio, TX surrounded by her family. María Teresa was born to Ramón Juan and Teresa Ortega in Naranjito, Puerto Rico on February 7, 1923. In 1944, she married her loving husband, Claudio Ortiz, and celebrated 64 beautiful years of marriage. Together, they lived across the US as a military family with their...
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Sylvia L. Nelson

June 7, 1920 - July 30, 2018

Sylvia L. Nelson, age 98, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Hoyleton, Illinois on June 7, 1920 to Paul and Alma Rixmann. Sylvia grew up in Okawville, a small farming community in southern Illinois. She and her parents and brother Paul attended St. Peter's Evangelical Church. They were active in the community and were surrounded by her large extended...
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Ross W. Estep, Sr.

November 24, 1932 - July 28, 2018

Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Ross William Estep, Sr. passed away peacefully at home on July 28, 2018 at 85 years old. He was surrounded by his loving family. Ross is survived by his adoring wife Toshi Matsuo Estep. Four children: Cindy Chandik (Mark), Ross William Estep Jr. (Celeste), Brian Jeffrey Estep (Debra), and Victoria Toshi Fujioka (Russell). Grandchildren: Caitlin...
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Thomas (Tom) Hughes

May 8, 1927 - July 28, 2018

Thomas (Tom) Hughes passed away on July 28, 2018. Tom was born in Marquette, Michigan, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, served in World War II and attended the University of Michigan. Upon receiving his degree, he joined the Army Map Service and spent two years in Washington, D.C. He was then sent to Rome, Italy where he met his future wife, Penny Hughes. For the next thirty-five years, they spent most...
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Susan Diane Landreth

October 28, 1959 - July 27, 2018

SUSAN DIANE LANDRETH October 28, 1959 - July 27, 2018 Susan Diane Landreth went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 27, 2018. She was born in Redstone Arsenal, AL on October 28, 1959 to Bob and Hazel L. Sheen. She was preceded in death by her father and is survived by husband Rodney of 36 years of Helotes, TX, her mother of Colorado City, TX, sister Gail Sneed and husband Jody of...
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Thomas Madison Benagh

June 24, 1926 - July 26, 2018

Colonel Thomas M. Benagh soared with the eagles to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 26, 2018 surrounded by his family. Tom was born on June 24, 1926 in Nashville, Tennessee to Henry Benagh and Bessie Beal. There are many amusing stories of growing up there with his sister and three brothers. He was a proud graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy and went on to attend Vanderbilt...
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Constantine Peter Klufas

February 2, 1938 - July 25, 2018

Constantine Peter Klufas went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 25, 2018 after battling cancer. Constantine "Conny/Koko" was born to Oksana and Orest Klufas in Lviv, Ukraine. Graduated from Xavier High School in 1956 and received his Mechanical Engineering degree in 1961 from the University of Detroit. He served as 1st Lieutenant in the US Army and Honorably Discharged in 1963. His business...
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Rush Courtney

August 25, 1942 - July 24, 2018

You are invited to watch a Memorial Slideshow under the Multimedia tab. Click on Multimedia above on the right and then click on the slideshow preview to play it. Rush Courtney, (Papa), 75, of San Antonio went to be with the Lord and his wife, Jo Ann of 55 years, on July 24, 2018 after a stubborn fight against many health issues, with his family by his side. He was born in...
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William "Bill" Acker, USAF (Ret.)

October 22, 1930 - July 24, 2018

Major General (Retired) William P. Acker San Antonio, Texas passed away the morning of 24 July 2018. He was a loving husband, father, brother, Eagle Scout and served his nation for 33 years as an Air Force officer. General Bill Acker was born in Chattanooga, TN, 22 October 1930, and lived in Greenville, SC until his college years. He attended Georgia Military College (GMC), the University of...
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Miguel Fernandez Guerra

July 30, 1929 - July 24, 2018

Miguel Fernandez Guerra, 88, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to all, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. "Mike" was a God-Fearing Man who relied on the Lord for his every step, Dreamed Big and was the ultimate gentleman who faithfully passed on his values to his family. All his goals and dreams came into...
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Jorge Josué Garcia

January 26, 1998 - July 23, 2018

Jorge Josué García (known to his family as Jorgito), 20, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 23, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to parents Jorge and Lucía García. Jorgito was passionate about his friends and family and was a true witness to those around him. He had a love for the Lord and an understanding of God's word beyond his years. Selflessly compassionate and energetic,...
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Scott Gerald Whiting

March 20, 1981 - July 23, 2018

Scott Gerald Whiting, age 37, of Austin and San Antonio, TX passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018. Scott was born March 20, 1981 in San Antonio, TX to Johnny and Sylvia Ruth Whiting. He graduated from MacArthur High School, class of 1999 and attended the University of Texas in Austin. He was an avid sports fan, especially for the Longhorns, Cowboys, Astros, and Spurs. Scott enjoyed sports,...
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Peggy A. Stanfield

February 14, 1934 - July 23, 2018

Peggy A. Stanfield, age 84, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, with those she loved the most close by. She was born on February 14, 1934 in San Antonio to J.B. and Anita Galbreath. Peggy had a passion for life and her family that is unmatched and will be greatly missed. She spent her younger life working as a supervisor for the NEISD transportation department. After...
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Mildred Jane Ormond Orsak

November 26, 1928 - July 22, 2018

The gentle hand of Jesus reached down from heaven for Mildred Jane Ormond-Orsak on July 22, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Mildred was born on November 26, 1928 to William E. Ormond and Hulda A. Seifert Ormond of Nordheim, Texas. Mildred retired from Ft. Sam Bank after 30 years of dedicated service. Mildred loved to dance and to play dominoes with her friends. She was very active at Holy Spirit...
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Dolores "Dee" Boldt Lindley

November 4, 1925 - July 20, 2018

Dolores Bolt Lindley, our beloved mom, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas at age 92. She was the daughter of Byron and Brieda Boldt. Born in Victoria County Texas, she attended Patty Welder High School. She was raised by her grandmother, Emma Schmidt and came to San Antonio at the age of 18 where she found work at Southwestern Bell...
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Catherine Carmen Carruth Walls

January 1, 1927 - July 18, 2018

Catherine Carmen Carruth Walls, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2018 surrounded by her family. Catherine was born on January 1, 1927 to Mary Teresa and Charles Harry Carruth, Sr. in Manila, Philippines, when her father was stationed there with the U.S. Army. She graduated from St. Mary's Parochial School in 1944 and married her...
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Betty Jean Stark

June 24, 1931 - July 18, 2018

Betty Jean Stark, 87, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on July 18, 2018. Betty was born on June 24, 1931. Betty grew up on dairy farms in the San Antonio area and was an avid athlete who played any sport that she could. After graduating from Edison High School in 1948, Betty went to work for American Hospital and Life (later American Security Life Insurance Company), eventually rising...
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Matthew Thomas Schiffmacher

October 26, 1986 - July 18, 2018

Matthew passed away Wednesday, July 18th peacefully with his family at his side after a long battle with kidney disease. He had challenges from the day he was born seven weeks early. Nevertheless, he was kind, generous, and had a warrior's spirit. Matthew worked every day to overcome life's challenges. He loved movies and wrote and published a movie trivia book. He loved training and riding his...
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Sandra Lee Deshler Johnson

January 29, 1939 - July 16, 2018

Sandra Lee Deshler Johnson passed away July 16, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Sandra was born in Mesa, Arizona on January 29, 1939. She was raised in Mesa surrounded by cousins and family. It is there that she met and married her eternal sweetheart, Hugh in the LDS Mesa Temple. They loved to tell the story that they met while he was a first grader and she was a kindergarten baby! Sandra graduated...
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Arthur A. Lefton

October 9, 1919 - July 16, 2018

Arthur A. Lefton, age 98, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 9, 1919. Arthur proudly served in WWII, met his wife Betty, and began a successful insurance career in San Antonio. Arthur maintained a daily presence at the insurance agency well into his 90's. He was a longtime member of Temple Beth-El and many Jewish charitable...
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Bernice Irene Peralta

December 25, 1927 - July 14, 2018

Bernice Irene Peralta passed peacefully from this world on the 14th of July to join her husband of seventy years Roberto. A loving wife, mother and friend, Bernice struggled with severe dementia in her final years. She will always be remembered for the grace and courage with which she faced this and every struggle of her life. She was as a beacon of strength, love and kindness for her four sons...
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Lesa Marie Ward Schorr

April 5, 1969 - July 14, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lesa Marie Ward Schorr announces her passing on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the age of 49. Lesa will be lovingly remembered by her children, Noah and Tate. She also leaves behind her parents, Eddie and Peggy Ward; as well as one sibling, Markay; and her niece, Taylor. Lesa lived her life with great passion, both towards her family and friends and toward...
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James "Jim" Robert Russell Bradshaw, Sr.

August 12, 1958 - July 12, 2018

James "Jim" Robert Russell Bradshaw Sr., age 59, of San Antonio Texas passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Washington D.C. Jim was born on August 12, 1958 in Killeen, Texas to Robert Lee Bradshaw and Leta S. Sigler Bradshaw. He was adopted and raised by relatives Henry "Mutt" Bradshaw and Evelyn Ruby Miller Bradshaw of Lockesburg, Arkansas. Jim grew up in Lockesburg, Arkansas, and...
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