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


Our Obituaries

Burta Ann Dahlheim

October 7, 1927 - January 17, 2018

Burta Ann Dahlheim of Austin, Texas passed away on January 17, 2018. She is survived by her children, Robert Forsberg Dahlheim, Bruce Dahlheim and wife, Lee, Patricia Dahlheim Gray and husband, Jim, and John Dahlheim and wife, Robin. She has six beloved grandchildren. Burta was born to Esther and Burt Fleharty on October 7, 1927 in Beardstown, Illinois. She always believed she had the...
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Patricia Scott McHargue

June 24, 1939 - January 17, 2018

Patricia Scott McHargue, age 78, passed away on January 17, 2018 . Patricia was born on June 24, 1939. Both of her parents, Nancy and Spencer Scott, and her sister, Debbie, preceded her in death. Patricia is survived by her brother, Cy Scott and his wife Virginia; her children, Scott McHargue and his wife Joy, and their children, Jordan, Donovan, and Truman, and her daughter, Rebecca Hudson...
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Melissa Dawn Ward

July 5, 1972 - January 16, 2018

Melissa Dawn Ward passed away at her home in Austin, Texas on January 16, 2018. She was 45 years old and is survived by her loving husband Chris; two children, Johnny and Krista Cummings; two grandchildren, Logan Ray and Stella Dawn Cummings; her mother Bea; and three of her four brothers, Brian, Kevin, and Michael. Melissa was born on July 5, 1972, in Fort Hood, Texas to Beatrice Wiley...
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Agnes Roberts Nelson

December 29, 1917 - January 16, 2018

Agnes Roberts Nelson was born December 29, 1917 at her home in Ben Arnold, Texas to Claude and Mamie Coker. The eldest of seven, she had four sisters and two brothers. They all lived and helped on the farm until they graduated high school. Agnes had many adventures on the farm and told us many wonderful stories. One of her favorite stories was when she was almost bitten by a rattlesnake while...
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Mertice Foster Wilson

June 25, 1918 - January 13, 2018

Mertice Foster Wilson joined her late husband, Herbert Woodrow "Woody" Wilson, in heaven on January 13, 2018. She was with her family who throughout her long life provided her comfort, joy and companionship. Mertice was born on June 25, 1918 in Lubbock County, Texas, to Clydia Oldham Foster and Thomas Nugent Foster. While attending North Texas State Teachers College (now The University of...
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Douglas Weeden Terry, MD

January 12, 1924 - January 13, 2018

Douglas Weeden Terry, MD passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018, two hours after his 94th birthday, in Seton Hospital. He was the youngest of four children, born in La Crescenta California on January 12, 1924 to Lester A. and Dorothy Louise Terry. He told us he knew he wanted to become a doctor at five years of age after saving the family dog from a poisoning the neighbors mistook as a rabies...
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Eric Marshall Denner

February 4, 1949 - January 12, 2018

Eric Marshall Denner, 67, sadly passed away January 12, 2018 in Austin, Texas. He was a loving husband and passionate counselor and is survived by his wife, Cheryl Chaddick of 27 years, his mother, Pearl Denner (Los Angeles.) sister, Sharon Denner her daughter Stephanie, husband Frank, (New York) and brother, Arthur Denner. (New Jersey). Eric was the principle owner of Austin Consulting...
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Fernando Labastida

November 24, 1936 - January 11, 2018

Fernando Labastida was born in Mexico City on November 24, 1936, to his adoring parents, Fernando and Pilar Labastida. He passed peacefully surrounded by love in Austin, TX on January 11, 2018. He was a shining star in the lives of his parents, 4 younger brothers and younger sister and his many aunts, uncles, cousins and his two grandmothers. After getting a law degree at the National Autonomous...
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William (Bill) Ganem, Jr.

October 25, 1927 - January 10, 2018

William J. Ganem Jr., beloved father and grandfather, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 90. We have truly lost an honorable man. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Esther Hage Ganem. Born in Gonzales, Texas to William J. Ganem Sr. and Virginia Moses Ganem, he was raised in Corpus Christi where he graduated from Corpus Christi...
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Sarah Ann Phillips

October 5, 1928 - January 9, 2018

Sarah Ann Phillips (née Haworth) passed away on January 9, 2018 at the age of 89. Sarah was born on October 5, 1928 in Gary Indiana to Clyde and Ardath Haworth. She graduated from Horace Mann High School, attended Lawrence University for two years and then graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in elementary education. After teaching for two years she went to Indiana University...
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Billie Love

March 3, 1932 - January 9, 2018

Billie Marie Wrye Love, born March 3, 1932, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 9, 2018, at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Chester Wrye and Mary Edna Trott Wrye; her husband Samuel Winston Love; her brother, Walter Chester Wrye, Jr., step-son Samuel Winston Love, Jr., and nephew, Walter Chester Wrye, III. Billie is survived by...
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Donna J. "Bebe" Weaver

May 25, 1924 - January 6, 2018

Donna J., "Bebe" Weaver, 93, of Austin, passed peacefully from this earth on January 6th, 2018, at Seton Northwest Hospital. Born May 25, 1924, to James L. and Lillie M. Johnson in San Pedro, California, her family settled in west Texas a short time later for her father to pursue a career in the oil business. Bebe and her older brother James L., Jr., were raised in Forsan, Texas, near Big...
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Richard "Dick" Roberson

February 13, 1931 - January 5, 2018

M. Richard "Dick" Roberson passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 5, 2018, after living a very full and wonderfully blessed life. He was born on Friday, the 13th of February, 1931, to Spurgeon and Kytha Roberson, who preceded him in death. His son, Russell "Rusty", and his sister, Wanda Ware, also preceded him in death along with many dear relatives and lifelong friends. What a reunion...
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Geneva Ann Hardeman

September 30, 1918 - January 5, 2018

Geneva passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 99. She had an extraordinarily long-life, rich with family and friends of all ages. Geneva Moore Hardeman was born September 30, 1918 in Brownwood, Texas to Lawrence and Lulah Small Moore. She grew up in Brownwood with seven siblings, graduated from Texas Women's University and majored in Nutrition. She had aspirations to...
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Silver C. Chisum

October 7, 1927 - January 5, 2018

Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) Silver "Chis" Chisum of Austin, Texas, passed away January 5, 2018, at the age of 90. Silver Chisum is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Billie Chisum; their four children: Carolyn Sweeney and husband Kevin, Michael Chisum, Patricia Looney, and Randall Chisum and wife Cindy; six grandchildren: Amber Harrison and husband James, Caitlin Taylor and husband Michael,...
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Billy E. Boatright, Jr.

May 23, 1958 - January 5, 2018

Billy E. Boatright, Jr. passed away on January 05, 2018 in Georgetown, Texas. Billy was born in Austin, Texas on May 23, 1958 to parents Bill and Nelda Sakewitz Boatright who precede him in death. He is survived by his sister Linda Boatright, cousins and friends. Billy graduated from McCallum High School in 1976 and then graduated from the University of Texas in 1983 with a degree in...
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Susan Timmons Boulden

May 25, 1948 - January 4, 2018

Susan Timmons Boulden, age 69, died unexpectedly in a motor vehicle collision on Thursday afternoon January 4, 2018 in her beloved hometown of Austin, Texas where she was born on May 25, 1948 to Cecil Foard 'Red" Boulden Sr. and Effie "Lona" Mae Timmons Boulden. Her parents and her older brother Dr. Cecil Foard Boulden, Jr. preceded her in death. Growing up in Austin, Susan graduated from...
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Anna Faye Peterson

March 22, 1912 - January 4, 2018

Anna Faye Teer Peterson, age 105, died on January 4, 2018. She was born on March 22, 1912, to Clara Wayman Teer and Claude Duval Teer in Granger, Texas. She was educated in Granger until the family moved to Austin in 1927, when Claude Teer left the Texas Legislature to become secretary of the Highway Commission. He later served as chairman of the Texas State Board of Control until his death in...
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Elaine Kanter Shelton

June 21, 1943 - January 4, 2018

Elaine Kanter Shelton was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Katherine Mayer Kanter and Roy Kanter on June 21, 1943 and passed away on January 4, 2018. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School. She left Dallas to attend The University of Texas and made Austin her home for the rest of her life. She married Gary Frank Shelton on August 8, 1964. They were married...
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Robert Frederick Silvus

January 21, 1934 - January 3, 2018

Robert Frederick Silvus, age 83, died peacefully on January 3, 2018, of complications related to Parkinson's Disease. Robert (Bob) was born January 21, 1934 in Austin, Texas to Clyde and Lella Brightman Silvus. He attended Pease Elementary, Allen Jr. High, and Austin High School, class of 1951. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1956 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He later...
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Lillian Carey

March 22, 1938 - January 1, 2018

Lillian Carey of Austin passed away January 1st after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a fall on Thanksgiving. She was 79 years old. She was well known as an avid doll collector, and was well respected for her expertise and knowledge of antique dolls. She and her husband Austin owned numerous businesses, most recently Dolls By Us. Their love of gospel quartet music and doll shows took...
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Lura Campbell Schwartz

December 14, 1934 - December 31, 2017

Lura Campbell Bentz Schwartz passed away in Austin, Texas on Sunday December 31, 2017 at the age of 83 with her daughter Alisha Bentz by her side. Lura was born in Temple, Texas on December 14, 1934 to Wilson and Lena Myrl (Sanders) Campbell. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Mathematics. She worked 33 years...
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Jeffrey Allan Kramsky

June 22, 1947 - December 31, 2017

Jeffrey Allan Kramsky, 70, passed away on December 31, 2017. He was the husband of Helaine Bender Kramsky. They shared over forty years of marriage together. Born June 22, 1947 in Kansas City, MO, he was the son of Morris 'Mooney' Kramsky and Sara Reva Levitch Kramsky. Jeff joined the Army after high school and served time overseas. Following the army, Jeff moved to Texas where he met Helaine...
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Emery Buchner

November 14, 1967 - December 31, 2017

Emery Buchner, 50 unexpectedly passed away on December 31st, 2017 in Austin Texas. He was born in Flint Michigan to William and Norene (Werden) Buchner. After graduation from Libertyville High School, he earned his Nursing Degree from College of Lake County. Emery worked for Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois until relocating to Tempe Arizona to work for Scottsdale Memorial,...
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Nancy Schieffer Nelsen

September 9, 1938 - December 30, 2017

Nancy Schieffer Nelsen passed December 30, 2017. Her parents were Ben Richard Schieffer and Josephine Biggs Schieffer of Marble Falls and Austin. Nancy was born in Austin at St. David's Hospital September 9, 1938. She was the eldest of three daughters. She graduated from Austin High in 1956, followed by Durham Nixon Clay Business College. Nancy met Tom Lea Nelsen while he was stationed at...
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Charles "Mike" Smith

January 22, 1948 - December 29, 2017

Charles Michael Smith of Austin peacefully made his journey from this world Friday, December 29th, with his family by his side. A gifted athlete growing up in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Mike excelled in baseball and basketball in the '50s and '60s. His talent earned him a full basketball scholarship in 1967 to the University of Texas at Austin, where he played Center, but an early knee injury...
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Barbara Ann Allen

May 17, 1924 - December 28, 2017

Barbara Allen followed in her parents footsteps by living as they both did, until age 93. During her lifetime, she proved herself to be a pioneering woman, breaking many norms of her time, including a teaching career at LSU-Alexandria where she taught psychology for many years. She was also a published academic with several scholarly journal articles and a textbook on adolescent psychology. ...
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Helen Passur Tobin

September 30, 1919 - December 28, 2017

Helen Passur Tobin, beloved wife, mother and grandmother (GaGa), passed away on December 28, 2017, at the Heart Hospital of Austin. She was 98 years old. Born on September 30, 1919, in Miles, Texas, at age 7 Helen moved to Crane with her parents, Nathan and Bertha Passur, brother Charles and sister Evelyn. She attended the University of Texas at Austin in the late '30s where she was a member of...
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James Robert Johnson, USAF (Ret)

December 27, 2017

James Robert (Jim) Johnson, Lieutenant Colonel, US Air Force, Retired, of Austin, Texas, died December 27, 2017, at the age of 89. He is survived by JoAn Sloan Johnson, his wife of 68 years; his daughter and her husband, Christina and Alex Cavalli, of Cedar Park; his son and his wife, Dave Johnson and Kathy Raesz of Austin; his four grandchildren and their spouses: Ariana and Vincent Delbar...
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Suanne Davis Roueche

August 6, 1942 - December 24, 2017

For 75 years, Suanne Davis Roueche lived a life that mirrored her most dearly held beliefs: scholarship, compassion, kindness, love, graciousness, and leadership. She was a devoted wife, a beloved mother, an insightful world-class educator, a passionate animal advocate, and a champion whose unsurpassed capacity for love and affection generously – and quite intentionally – embraced and...
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Donald Craig Babel

August 3, 1951 - December 24, 2017

Donald Craig Babel of Austin passed away peacefully on December 24, 2017 surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Don was born August 3, 1951 in Houston to Jean and Walter Babel. He was a member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, graduated from Lamar High School and was a member of the Ramal organization and tennis team. He enjoyed attending Camp Longhorn, water skiing...
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Wallace Lynn Lundgren

December 27, 1922 - December 24, 2017

Wallace Lynn Lundgren of Austin, Texas died peacefully in the company of his family on Sunday, December 24, 2017. Wallace was born on December 27, 1922 in Elgin, Texas to Luther and Ora Belle Lundgren. He attended the University of Texas where he earned a degree in aeronautical engineering. Shortly after graduation, Wallace joined the Army Air Force and ultimately achieved the rank of...
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Leland Lewis "Steve" Stevenson

May 25, 1919 - December 22, 2017

Leland Lewis "Steve" Stevenson passed away December 22, 2017, in Lockhart Texas. He was a proud 98-1/2 years old. People often remarked that he was the nicest man they had ever met. This beloved gentleman was the rock and the heart of his family. Leland was born May 25th, 1919 in Johnson City, Texas, to John Sidney Stevenson and Bessie Sewell Stevenson. Leland's great-grandfather married the...
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Antonina "Lee" Maria Governali Dusse'

May 13, 1926 - December 22, 2017

Antonina Maria Governali Dusse' of Austin, dearly beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to many, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, at age 91 years. Lee was born and raised in New Orleans, La, May 13, 1926 to Antoinette Catalano Governali and Luca Governali. She graduated McMain High School and Soule Business College. She married her high school...
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Mary Lee Ausley

May 4, 1924 - December 20, 2017

Mary Lee Ausley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, died unexpectedly at age 93 on December 20, 2017 after a heart procedure. She was born on May 4, 1924 in Lubbock, Texas, the elder of two children, to Charles H. and Ora Lee Raymer. She grew up in Lubbock along with her younger brother, Heath, and graduated from Lubbock High School. She married Thomas Franklin...
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William Howard "Bill" Pierson

December 18, 1926 - December 18, 2017

William Howard (Bill) Pierson died peacefully in Austin, Texas on December 18, 2017, his birthday, at the age of 91. He was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan on December 18, 1926 to William Howard and Caroline Joslin Pierson. Bill's father was the son of first generation Swedish immigrants who settled in the Duluth, Minnesota area in the late 1800's. Caroline Joslin Pierson (née Russell) was born...
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Jack K. Dillard

April 19, 1948 - December 16, 2017

Jack Kelly Dillard, 69, died Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Austin. Born April 19, 1948, in Waco, Texas, Mr. Dillard grew up in Austin. He attended Highland Park Elementary, Lamar Junior High and graduated from McCallum High School in 1966. He received his BBA and his JD from Baylor University. After graduation from Baylor Law School in 1973, Jack first worked for the Texas Secretary of...
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William Glenn Gamel, M.D.

September 13, 1936 - December 14, 2017

William Glenn Gamel, M.D. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 14, 2017 at the age of 81. Bill was born September 13, 1936 in Lampasas, Texas, the elder of two children, to Glenn B. and Johnnye Ruth Gamel. Bill graduated from Lampasas High School as Salutatorian in 1955. He attended The University of Texas at Austin where he met his loving wife of 57 years, Nancy...
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Josie Ellen Champion

November 30, 1930 - December 13, 2017

Dr. Josie Ellen Champion passed from the arms of her loving family to her Savior's arms on December 13, 2017. Services will be December 26, 2017, 1 p.m., at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar. Josie was born on November 30, 1930, in Austin. In the 1970's she built a home on Bull Creek on family land and moved there with her mother. Josie was the choir director at Travis HS and was...
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Carter Belle Clopton

July 18, 1916 - December 13, 2017

Carter Belle Munt Williams Clopton died on the morning of December 13, 2017 at Brookdale Spicewood Springs Senior Living Center at the age of 101. Carter was born on July 18, 1916 in Petersburg, Virginia to Irving Christian and Lula Claborn Munt. With her larger-than-life personality and strong character, Carter became one of the first women to work in an Executive Director role at the Texas...
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Eddie Dee Redmon, (USAF Ret.)

September 5, 1941 - December 12, 2017

After a lifetime of meritorious service to his family, country and mankind, Major Eddie Dee Redmon (USAF Ret.) was welcomed into the arms of our Savior on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Being one of three sons born to the union of Henry and Katherine Redmon, Eddie arrived on September 5, 1941 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Lewis Redmon. At a young age, he...
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Maureen Jessica Gerke

August 25, 1938 - December 12, 2017

Maureen Jessica Gerke, age 79, of Austin, Texas, died on December 12th, 2017, surrounded by her family at home. She was born on August 25th, 1938, in London, England. Maureen was an entrepreneur and owned many businesses in her lifetime, including, her beauty salon, My Fair Lady, Stars and Stripes Daycare, and her Real Estate business with Keller Williams. Maureen received her Real Estate License...
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Dory Paul Levy

July 5, 1952 - December 12, 2017

Dory Levy, age 65, loving husband, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on December 12th after a 27 year fight against AIDS. His surviving family consists of his beloved husband of 14 years, Anthony (Tony) Kulikowski, his siblings Lory & Pat White and Morgan & Alexandra Levy, and his niece and nephews Rebekah White Palaian, David White, True and Austin Levy. Dory loved deeply and created a...
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Seth Donavan Thornton

April 9, 1969 - December 11, 2017

Seth Donavan Thornton, 48, of Austin passed away on December 11, 2017. He was born in Austin on April 9, 1969 to Gary Jack and Mary Germaine "Gerry" Thornton. Gerry preceded him in death. Seth attended Westlake High School and the University of Texas where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree. He was an avid Longhorn fan and a proud Texas Ex. He met his wife, Beth, while they were...
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Barbara Ann Cummins Cave

May 26, 1927 - December 11, 2017

Our beloved mother, Barbara Ann Cummins Cave, passed from this earthly life to life eternal Monday evening, December 11. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winston Larue Cave, and their daughter, Carol Diane Cave, the youngest of her four children. She was also preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law, Norene and Bill Nance, and by her brother, Rev. Al Cummins. The...
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Barbara Muller

April 9, 1923 - December 9, 2017

Barbara Raney Muller passed away peacefully on December 9, 2017 at the Arbour Health Center at Westminster in Austin, Texas. She is survived by her daughter Carol Sue Muller of New York City, her son John Michael (Jack) Muller and his wife Michele Muller of Mansfield, Texas, and Jack and Michele's daughters Jocelyn and Claire Muller. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Fred...
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Anna Tutt Sneed, Rancher

March 22, 1925 - December 8, 2017

Anna Tutt Sneed was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1925, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Tutt. Anna's father was there to establish cotton trade between the U.S. and Argentina. Anna was raised in Dallas, Texas, the eldest of four girls. She graduated from Highland Park High School and studied journalism at the University of Texas. She, her three sisters, and numerous cousins were...
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Lucy Sneed Duncan

January 17, 1929 - December 8, 2017

Our beloved mother, Lucy Carolyn Sneed Duncan, passed away December 8, 2017, after a long and fiercely-fought battle with cancer and the aftermath of a stroke. She was born in Austin on January 17, 1929, to Carroll McElroy and Ruth Moreland Sneed. She had a fatal birth defect and underwent risky and rare surgery when she was only a day old. She's been a fighter ever since. Lucy graduated...
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Sandy Jeffcoat

September 11, 1946 - December 7, 2017

Gayle Sandra Burchfield Jeffcoat, known to most as "Sandy," age 71 years old, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 after a long-fought battle of complicated health issues. Sandy is survived by her three pride and joys – her son, Cory Wade Jeffcoat, of Edinburg; her daughter, Holly Brooke Deshields, and her grandson, Hunt William Deshields, both of Austin. She is preceded in death by...
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William Wallace Ritchie

March 15, 1943 - December 6, 2017

William Wallace Ritchie passed away on December 6, 2017 in the presence of his loving family. Born March 15, 1943 in New York, Bronx County, to William Ritchie and Dorothy Lillian Schwalm Ritchie, William, or Bill as he was known to friends and family, spent his early childhood in New York. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School, at that time an all boys high school. During high school, Bill...
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David Kyle Phillips

October 31, 1935 - December 6, 2017

David Kyle Phillips, father, grandfather and friend died December 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas, after a long illness. He was born October 31, 1935 in Dallas, Texas to Earnest Earl and Edra Ann Phillips. Mr. Phillips graduated from Sacred Heart Grade School and Jesuit High School in Dallas. A lifetime athlete, Mr. Phillips played high school basketball for 3 years and was the co-captain of the...
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Jeannette Smith

October 4, 1920 - December 6, 2017

Jeannette Harriet Devorak Smith passed away on December 6, 2017. Jeanette was born October 4, 1920 in Canby, Minnesota, to Joseph and Hilda Devorak. She lived in Fergus Falls and St. Paul, Minnesota, where she began her nursing career at Anchor Hospital in 1943. After moving to the Bay area of California, she joined the US Navy as a nurse in 1944. She transferred to the Naval station at China...
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Charles "Chuck" H. Scott

March 30, 1946 - December 5, 2017

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Howard Scott passed away on December 5, 2017 in Austin, TX at the age of 71. Chuck was born on March 30, 1946 in Brownwood, Texas to Conner and Irene Scott. He attended the University of Texas where he was a proud member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Chuck was actively involved in the Austin real estate community. He was a passionate member of the Independence Title...
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Kate Tanguis

May 7, 1967 - December 5, 2017

Catherine Lynn (Kate) Tanguis passed away December 5, 2017 after fighting a long but courageous battle with colon cancer. Kate was born in Ruston, Louisiana May 7, 1967. She attended St. Frederick High School in Monroe, and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Following her graduation, she moved to Austin where she lived for over 28 years. Kate dedicated her life to...
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Joan Michele Wabschall

February 9, 1956 - December 4, 2017

Joan Michele Wabschall, age 61, died peacefully on December 4, 2017 after battling the return of cancer so valiantly. Joan dedicated her life to helping children as a pediatric nurse and in promoting early literacy. She received numerous awards and recognition for her leadership and accomplishments in healthcare. Joan was very compassionate for disadvantaged and sick children. She...
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Clifford Lawrence Barr

December 25, 1923 - December 3, 2017

Cliff was not only a member of the Greatest Generation but was also one of the greatest of all men to those of us who knew and loved him. Cliff's accomplishments are impressive. To name a few he served in the Army Air Corps in China during WWII, completing 23 combat missions in the B-25 Mitchell Bomber, becoming an officer and was awarded two Air Medals and a Purple Heart. Shortly after...
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Jerry June Barnes Berger

March 22, 1924 - December 3, 2017

Jerry June Barnes Berger, 93, of Austin, TX, joined her heavenly family on Dec. 3, 2017, leaving behind her husband of almost 75 years, William E. (Bill) Berger, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Jerry was born in Waelder, TX, to William Edgar and Lexie Anna Barnes on March 22, 1924. She and her brother Bill enjoyed the additional love and attention of grandparents and...
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Carl Edward Giles

September 24, 1947 - December 1, 2017

Carl Edward Giles, loving son, brother and uncle, passed away on December 1, 2017. Attended by family members, he left us peacefully after a diagnosis of cancer. Born in Lewes, DE on September 24, 1947, and raised in Houston, TX, Carl graduated from Bellaire High School. In 1965, he moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. He attended UT during the heyday of Longhorn Football and...
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Marie "Dee Dee" Moreland

March 7, 1937 - November 29, 2017

E. Marie "Dee Dee" Payne Moreland graced this world when she was born on March 7, 1937 in Austin, Texas to Samuel Ellison Payne and Esse Marie Ashley Payne. A lifetime resident of Austin, Marie attended Rosedale Elementary, Baker Junior High and McCallum High School. Following her graduation from McCallum, she enrolled in the University of Texas where she earned her Bachelor's Degree and then...
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Barbara Roush Watson

November 13, 1936 - November 29, 2017

Retired Judge Barbara Watson died peacefully in the evening of November 29, after putting up a fierce, 18-month fight with liver cancer. Barb died in Austin, Texas, surrounded by loving family and friends, in the quietly awe-inspiring care of Hospice Austin. Barb's remarkable life was a mosaic of diverse relationships and experiences. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother—although...
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Charles E. Mueller

July 18, 1938 - November 28, 2017

Charles Ernest Mueller died on November 28, 2017 in Cedar Park, Texas after a 6 year battle with Alzheimer's. Charles was born on July 18, 1938 in Austin, Texas to Charles F. and Hattie Nehring Mueller. He was baptized at Dessau Lutheran Church on September 25, 1938. He attended all 12 years of school in Pflugerville. He graduated from Pflugerville High School in 1956 where he played...
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Nancy Black

September 6, 1952 - November 26, 2017

Nancy Lee Hollen Black was born in El Paso, Texas, on September 6, 1952, to Dr. Theodore Thomas Hollen, Jr. and "Cheta" Weatherford Hollen. The youngest of four children, she spent her earliest years on a cotton farm in Pecos, Texas. Later, while her father pursued his Ph.D. at the University of Texas, she attended Lamar Junior High and McCallum High School in Austin. She graduated from Alpine...
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W. Marvin Watson

June 6, 1924 - November 26, 2017

W. Marvin Watson, age 93, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away on November 27, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Marion, his daughter Kimberly Rathmann, two sons, Winston Lee Watson and William Marvin Watson III, a son-in-law, R. Craig Rathmann, a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Allen Watson, four grandchildren, Meredith Watson, Ashley Rowland, Austin Rathmann, and Winston Rathmann, and three great...
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Sue Harper Kone Drake

February 21, 1921 - November 26, 2017

Sue Harper Kone Drake died peacefully on November 26, 2017. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother of three, grandmother of six, great-grandmother of ten and a friend to many. She lived a life full of service to her family and community and will be greatly missed. Sue was born to Samuel Guy and Marilee Fisher Kone in Yuma, Arizona on February 21, 1921, the youngest of four girls. The family...
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Ernest Malcolm Jordan, Jr.

December 9, 1935 - November 25, 2017

Ernest Malcolm Jordan, Jr., age 81, passed away suddenly of natural causes on Nov. 25, 2017. A resident of Austin, Ernest was born December 9, 1935, in Brady, attended middle and high schools in Fredericksburg and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He married his wife Merle at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg on June 20, 1958. ...
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Rockney William Jones

July 5, 1946 - November 24, 2017

On November 24, 2017, Rockney William Jones lost his battle against a sudden and unexpected illness. He was 71. Rockney was born in Austin on July 5, 1946. His father was a WWII fighter pilot and career Air Force officer. Rockney's family lived in Ohio, New Mexico, Idaho and California in the United States, and overseas in the Philippines and Okinawa. Upon his father's retirement, Rockney...
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Suzanna Lee Carlson-Winchell

September 23, 1944 - November 24, 2017

To my beautiful wife; "I'm so grateful you chose me, my love. I'm so proud to have been your husband and blessed for the time we had together. I will always love you my darling." Suzanna was born in Houma, LA and moved to Austin, Texas when she was a teenager where she met her first husband, John Carlson. They were married for 35 years and had two daughters. Singing was her passion and she...
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Orlene Muenzler Patterson

September 11, 1920 - November 23, 2017

Orlene Evelyn Muenzler Patterson, 97, loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt, our "sunshine," passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day to join her late husband Pat for his birthday. She was born September 11, 1920 in the German community of Cost, Texas, where the first shot of the Texas Revolution was fired, to parents Anton Heinrich Muenzler of Industry, Austin...
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Jeanne Olle Shearer

January 14, 1927 - November 22, 2017

Jeanelle "Jeanne" Olle Shearer, age 90, passed from this world November 22, 2017. She was born to the late Ernest Henry Olle and Cora Bortz Olle in Taft, Texas on January 14, 1927. Jeanne grew up on a farm outside Taft with her late sister Dorothy Marie Sims who she dearly loved and cherished. She graduated from Taft High School when she was 16 and enrolled into The University of Texas and was a...
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Rudy Lee Ingersoll

December 31, 1942 - November 21, 2017

Dr. Rudy Lee Ingersoll, 74, of Austin, Texas, died peacefully from a long battle with Parkinson's and Dementia on November 21, 2017. He was born in Brady, Texas December 31, 1942, but raised in San Antonio, Texas. Rudy attended Baylor University and then Baylor Medical where he graduated with honors. Rudy served as a Captain in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the...
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Evelyn Elise Plumb Kidd

September 22, 1928 - November 18, 2017

Evelyn Elise Plumb Kidd, a fifth generation Austinite and seventh generation Texan. Mrs. Kidd was born September 22, 1928, at Brackenridge Hospital and passed away November 18 2017. She was a 1945 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School and received her BBA degree with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1949. Directly from college she was employed by Humble Oil &...
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William R. (Bill) Britton

January 23, 1945 - November 17, 2017

William R. (Bill) Britton died peacefully in Austin on November 17, 2017 at the age of 72 after a stoic battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was born on January 23, 1945 to Bill and Peggy Britton, and he spent most of his childhood in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Bel Air High School and The University of Texas at El Paso with a business degree. While at UTEP, he met Maureen Copeland and...
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William C. Butler, Jr.

November 11, 1935 - November 15, 2017

The life of Bill Butler Father: William C. Butler (Deceased) Mother: Mary Catherine McGivney (Deceased) Spouse: Juliette Butler Sister: Anne Neely Children: Kerry Scanlon (Step-Son), Austin Children: Cindy Lou Moss (Step-Daughter, Deceased) Children: Steve Ewing (Step-Son), Austin Children: Sonny (Del)...
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Eleanor Elizabeth Harris

June 12, 1931 - November 14, 2017

Eleanor Elizabeth Harris of Austin, Texas passed peacefully on November 14, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Austin on June 12, 1931 to August Watkins Harris and Loula Macgill Ujffy Harris, she was the youngest of four children. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She also studied at the Traphagen School of Fashion in New...
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Gerald Harvey Jones

November 1, 1933 - November 13, 2017

Gerald Harvey Jones passed away on November 13, 2017 at the age of 84. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, and he deeply valued the many close and intimate relationships he enjoyed throughout his life. Gerald was fondly called "Jerry" by his family of origin; "Jonesie" by his wife, Patty Marie Jones (nee Bentley) to whom he was married for over 63 years; "Dad"...
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Doris Lee Karotkin

March 12, 1923 - November 12, 2017

Doris Karotkin was born in Tyler, Texas on March 12, 1923 and died on November 12, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was predeceased by her husband Robert S. Karotkin, her parents, Retta and Leon Levinthal Sr., a brother Leon Levinthal, Jr., and parents-in-law, Dorothy and Al Karotkin. Doris was a member of Temple Beth Israel for over 75 years; and placed great value on volunteerism. She was an...
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Genevieve "Ginny" Davis Lehman

February 10, 1922 - November 9, 2017

Ginny Lehman (95 years young) passed away peacefully on November 9, 2017 ending a long, full, and very active life of family, friends, church, and social causes associated with animal rights. Born in Caliente, Nevada on Feb. 10, 1922, she was the third child of Eula and Cory Davis. Her family returned to their hometown of Nixon, Texas before Ginny's first birthday. After graduating from...
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Gwen Becker

August 6, 1923 - November 9, 2017

Gwendolyn Hope Rogers 94, was born on August 6, 1923 and made her transition on November 9, 2017. Gwen is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Lillie Mae Rogers and her husband Herman "Sonny" Becker. She is survived by her sister Nancy Gilliam of Kingsville, TX. She leaves behind three children, Donnie and his wife Debra, daughter Emily and husband Joe Prien and daughter Amy...
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Clara Jean "CJ" Sherrill

January 29, 1932 - November 9, 2017

Clara Jean "CJ" Sherrill was born in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 29, 1932. She grew up in a house that was located on what is now part of the University of Texas campus. She spent her childhood running around the college with her best friend Mickey, exploring different buildings and befriending the custodians. She could often be found catching a ride on the dust mops in the UT basketball gymnasium! ...
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Phyllis Young

October 20, 1925 - November 8, 2017

One of the Butler School of Music's most distinguished emeritus faculty members has passed away. Phyllis Young, Professor Emerita of Cello and String Pedagogy, who was the first holder of UT's Parker C. Fielder Regents Professorship in Music, died on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in Austin at the age of 92. She was born Phyllis Casselman on Oct. 20, 1925, to Velma Stewart and Philip James...
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Merlin Juhl

October 4, 1935 - November 8, 2017

Merlin Juhl, 82, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Mr. Juhl was born October 1935 in Harlan, Iowa to Walter and Violet Juhl, the first of three children. He grew up on a farm near Irwin, Iowa. He graduated from Irwin high school in 1954. In 1955, he enlisted in the Air Force and served domestically and overseas. While stationed at...
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David Robert Fink

November 16, 1970 - November 7, 2017

David Robert Fink, 46 years old, of Austin Texas, passed away November 7, 2017 from complications of cancer. David was born on November 16, 1970 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. David earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. David had a beautiful tenor voice and studied with a vocal instructor at The...
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Tessabelle C. "Tess" Hays

July 15, 1921 - November 7, 2017

Tessabelle C. "Tess" Hays, a 55-year resident of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 96. There will be no funeral service. Burial next to her husband in the family plot in Duncan, Oklahoma will follow later. Tess was born July 15, 1921 in Elgin, Kansas to Gladys Josephine Wilson and Verne Dewey Palmer. She attended schools in Kansas, Michigan and...
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Sigvard "Sig" Dahl

December 18, 1930 - November 6, 2017

Maj. Sigvard Dahl Jr., US Air Force (Retired) passed from this earth to be with the Lord and his loved ones on November 6, 2017. Known as Siggy to his friends, he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, born December 18, 1930 in Kalispell, MT. He was the son of Sigvard Dahl Sr. and Bessie Rosalie Watson and was the fourth of their five children. At 8 years old, his family moved to Seattle,...
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Charles Alton "Chuck" Thompson

February 5, 1921 - November 6, 2017

Our beloved dad, granddad, great granddad, uncle, brother, and friend to many, Charles A. "Chuck" Thompson passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on November 6, 2017. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and he positively touched and impacted the lives of many. He will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Chuck was born on February 5, 1921, in Detroit,...
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Mildred Sophie Parker

December 7, 1916 - November 6, 2017

Mildred Sophie Parker, born December 7, 1916, died November 5, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the age of 100. Mildred was born in Pflugerville, Texas to Albert and Sophie Sakewitz Pfluger. She attended schools in Pflugerville and continued her education at Texas Lutheran College and Southwest Texas, now Texas State University in San Marcos, and graduated with a degree in education. Mildred taught...
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Elisa DeLeon Gutierrez, Ph.D.

July 30, 1931 - November 5, 2017

Elisa DeLeon Gutierrez, 86, passed away at her home in Austin, Texas on November 5, 2017. Elisa was preceded in death by her husband, Emilio F. Gutierrez, parents Juventino DeLeon and Felipa S. DeLeon, granddaughter Camille N. Gutierrez, brothers Juventino DeLeon, Alfredo DeLeon, and Heriberto DeLeon. She is survived by her son Richard F. Gutierrez (wife Lisa) of Del Rio, daughter Laura...
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John "Jerry" Webster

May 27, 1931 - November 4, 2017

Lt. Col. John "Jerry" Webster, US Army (Retired), age 86, of Austin, Texas passed away at his home on November 4, 2017. He was a devoted husband to his wife Kathleen Koons Webster for 63 years. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 27, 1931, he was the son of the late Velcer Perry Webster and Irma Ruth (Coffman) Webster. Among many accomplishments, Jerry achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He...
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Bryan Taylor Stratton

April 25, 1943 - November 3, 2017

Bryan Taylor Stratton, 74, passed away at his Austin home on November 3, 2017. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to the late J. Bryan and Dorothy Stratton. He grew up in Baytown, Texas where he attended Robert E. Lee High School. Bryan was a varsity athlete in several sports including the 1961 State Champion baseball team . Upon graduation Bryan attended New Mexico Military Institute In...
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Maggie Burke Daugherty

January 7, 1987 - November 3, 2017

Maggie Burke Daugherty passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Friday, the 3rd of November 2017. She is a light in our lives that will never be diminished. Maggie will live forever, both in the loving arms of her Lord and in the memories of all who knew her. She was a treasure on this earth and will remain so in the hearts and minds of all who loved her. Maggie was...
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Claire Novak

November 23, 1917 - November 1, 2017

Clementine (Claire) Novak was born November 23, 1917 in Flushing, Queens, New York to Stanislaus and Helen (Cybulska) Kecmer. She attended St. Adalbert Elementary School in Elmhurst and Flushing High School. On September 27, 1936 she married George H. Novak at St. Adalbert Church. Together they lived their married life for 56 years in Flushing, North Branford CT, Chicago, and North Haven CT. They...
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John P. Huntsberger, Jr.

November 22, 1931 - November 1, 2017

Dr. John P. Huntsberger, Jr., age 85, passed away November 1, 2017, in Austin, Texas. He was born on November 22, 1931, in Los Angeles, California to John, Sr., and Dorothy Huntsberger. John was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He served his country during the Korean War, stationed at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, AK. He had brief dispatch to Kotzebue, AK, where he copied Chinese and...
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Wayne Danielson, Ph.D.

December 6, 1929 - October 31, 2017

Wayne Allen Danielson Ph.D. was born on December 6, 1929, in Burlington, Iowa. He was a surprise to his parents, Bessie and Arthur Leroy Danielson, who already had four children ages 21, 19, 9, and 7. As a child, he was not able to participate in athletics due to a bout of rheumatic fever. To compensate, he read all the books in the school library, which would lead to his interest in writing...
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Bette Bown

October 4, 1923 - October 31, 2017

Long-time Austin resident, Evelyn Elizabeth (Bette) Struble Bown, died on October 31, 2017 at age 94. Born on October 4, 1923 in Denver, Colorado, Bette was the daughter of Howard and Christine Struble. She was a graduate of South High School in Denver. Bette met her future husband, Oliver H. Bown, while working at J.C. Penny's Department Store. Bette and Ollie were married in 1943, and...
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Ted McCloskey

November 27, 1979 - October 29, 2017

Ted McCloskey was born on November 27, 1979 in Austin, Texas and died October 29, 2017 in the city of his birth. He was the beloved son of Michael H. McCloskey and Rebecca Hornsby and a direct 7th generation descendant of the earliest European settlers, Reuben Hornsby and Michael Ziller, in what would later become Travis County. Ted's schooldays were spent at Gullett Elementary, Kirby Hall,...
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Bert L. Rubbright

May 6, 1930 - October 25, 2017

His motto was: "I want to live forever, but exist for five minutes." He got his wish on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, when he left this world to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 87. He will be greatly missed by all that loved him and whose lives were changed for the better by knowing him. We are given peace and solace knowing that he is resting in God's place. In Bert's last few years,...
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Charline Stowers Coco

August 17, 1938 - October 24, 2017

Charline Stowers Coco, age 79, passed away October 24, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was born August 17, 1938 in Annona, Texas to Millard and Grace Morrison. Charline lived in Daingerfield, Texas and attended high school at Annona High School. She later attended the University of Alabama and the University of Houston with a degree in Psychology. She retired from the Texas Department of Aging...
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Bobbie H. Wilhite

November 4, 1920 - October 23, 2017

Bobbie H. Wilhite 96, of Austin, Texas passed away on October 23, 2017. She was born November 4, 1920 in Fort Worth, Texas to Robert Bernard and Susie Brown Hopson. She married Travis Palmer Wilhite on December 17, 1938 and they were married 62 years until his death in 2001. Bobbi was also preceded in death by her half-brother, Ardyce Zorns, her younger sister Wanda Ruth Elliott, younger...
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Bob Richardson

June 14, 1945 - October 23, 2017

In many ways, Bob Richardson was bigger than life. His passion was evident in everything he did. Whether he was reporting the nightly news on KTBC television in Austin, building a successful law practice, serving constituents as State Representative for Travis County, starting an acting career or cheering on his beloved Texas Longhorns, Richardson's enthusiasm was contagious. Sadly, this...
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Andrew Mays Halton

October 22, 1981 - October 21, 2017

Andrew Mays Halton, 35, died on October 21st only a few hours short of his 36th birthday. Andrew was born in Austin, Texas on October 22nd, 1981 to John and Cheryl Halton. He met his beloved wife Anna Kathryn Taylor in Austin and they were married in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida on October 20th, 2012. He and Anna have a bright and joyful daughter, June, born July 11th, 2015. Andrew's church,...
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