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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

Surrenden Kay Angly

August 12, 1941 - June 12, 2018

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, as the sun set so did the life of Surrenden Hill Angly, 76 of Austin. Born Surrenden Kay Hill to Mary B. and James E. Hill in Seton Hospital, she was named for an area near her mother's childhood home outside of London (not Texas). Surrenden grew up "towards the country" on Jollyville Road just north of Austin. She graduated with the class of 1959 from McCallum High...
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Curtis W. Jones

July 22, 1931 - June 12, 2018

Curtis Willard Jones, 86, of Austin, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. He was born on July 22, 1931, on his family's farm in Gretna, Virginia. After graduating from Renan High School, Curtis served in the United States Air Force as a military police officer for two years, mainly in Alaska. He met his wife, Monie Kathryn Bell Jones, while stationed at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia. Their...
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Trix Lee

September 4, 1947 - June 11, 2018

Lee Fong Fong (Trix Lee) aged 70 of Austin Texas died quietly on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Seton Medical Center Austin. She died due to complications from a sudden stroke. Trix was born on September 4, 1947 to Ming-Shan Lee and Wen-Shan Lee in Ningbo, Shanghai, China. She grew up in Taipei Taiwan after the family fled mainland China to escape the communist takeover. She received her...
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Clarence Sidney Campbell

May 7, 1936 - June 11, 2018

Clarence Sidney Campbell of Austin, Texas, age 82, peacefully passed away at home on Monday, June 11, 2018 from complications of lung cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years Annie Lee (Gage) Campbell son Tracy Campbell. He was born on May 7, 1936 to Wesley and Lizzie (Meyers) Campbell, who precedes him in death. Before retiring in 2004 Clarence worked many jobs including The City of...
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Farrar Kyle Read

February 9, 1936 - June 10, 2018

Farrar Kyle Read, of Austin, Texas, passed away on the morning of June 10, 2018. He was 82 years old. He died at home surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Mr. Read was born on February 9, 1936 in Deport, Texas, the son of Ferris B. Read and Ouida B. Read (née Smith). He graduated from Sunset High School in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas, and then went on to graduate from...
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William L. Keller

April 15, 1918 - June 9, 2018

William L. Keller passed away peacefully on June 9th with his daughters at his side at Westminster Manor. He was born in Bridgeport, CT. on April 15, 1918. The middle child of Josephine McCarthy and Denis Keller, he attended Bridgeport schools and was an alumnus of Duke University and St. Johns Law School. He was a founder of Duke's Hoof and Horn Club that is still in full swing today. During...
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Doris Marie Coker Doss

October 12, 1935 - June 8, 2018

Doris Marie Coker Doss, the youngest of seven children, was born in Ben Arnold, Texas on Oct. 12, 1935, to Claudie and Mamie Coker. If you knew Doris Marie you loved her. She had a very enthusiastic personality and a laugh that could fill a room, but she wasn't shy about giving you her opinion either. She so enjoyed sending birthday cards, Christmas cards and other greetings. If she loved you,...
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Nell Hankins

February 18, 1933 - June 8, 2018

Retha Nell Trotter Hankins, 85, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 8, 2018 at Shannon Memorial Hospital in San Angelo, Texas. Nell was born in Rusk County, Texas to E.A. and Arnice Trotter on February 18, 1933. She graduated from Leveretts Chapel High School in Overton, Texas in 1951 and Kilgore Junior College in 1953. She married her high school...
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Madison Janski Matthews

April 4, 1994 - June 8, 2018

Madison Janski Matthews was born in Dallas, TX on April 4, 1994 and died suddenly on June 8. Madi grew up in Austin. She moved to Austin with her parents Stephanie and Jonathan when she was one year old. She is a graduate of Austin High School. In May 2018 she graduated from Texas State University where she majored in Psychology and minored in International Studies. Madi loved the outdoors;...
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Bill Kissman

March 13, 1929 - June 8, 2018

William H. Kissman, Sr., known to friends as "Bill" or "Lucky", passed away on Friday June 8, 2018 at the age of 89. Bill was born in Riviera, Texas on March 13, 1929 to Albert and Bertha Kissman. His family moved to Austin in 1939. He married Dorothy (Dottie) Turner on June 30, 1949 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. W. H. (Sonny) Kissman, Jr. and Phyllis Ellen Kissman Fletcher were born to them...
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Richard Charles Dussé

April 4, 1926 - June 7, 2018

Richard Charles Dusse', of Austin, a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, peacefully passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at age 92 years old. He was a kind gentleman of integrity, great faith and loyalty. Richard was born on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1926 in New Orleans, La. to Irma Lucie Barillier and Charles Albert Dusse'.He graduated from Warren...
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Jonathan Scott Turner

June 10, 1986 - June 6, 2018

Jonathan Scott Turner passed away in his home at the age of 31, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His loving dogs April and May were with him making sure he was not alone. His dogs were his world. We were blessed by his arrival on June 10, 1986 and heartbroken by his departure on June 5, 2018. Jonathan Scott Turner, son of Linda and Mark Turner, was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He had one brother,...
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Arthur H. Lucksinger

May 10, 1934 - June 1, 2018

Arthur H. Lucksinger was born on May 10, 1934 in Coleman, Texas, and passed away on June 1, 2018, with family by his side. Life during the Great Depression was hard, and as a child, Art earned money by picking cotton at the going rate of 50 cents per day. In high school he played center on May High School's six man football team. His graduating class consisted of only seven students. As a...
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Patricia Speight Pederson

July 28, 1924 - May 31, 2018

Patricia (Patty) Eileen Speight Pederson, age 93, passed away at her home in Austin, TX on May 31, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, George Pederson. She is survived by younger sister, Sandra Miles of Valdosta, GA, half-brother, Harold E. Speight, Jr. of Union City, IN, and sister-in-law, Geraldine Bowers of Princeton, NJ. Also mourning her loss are her children,...
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Marion Hector Glass

May 18, 1926 - May 30, 2018

Marion H. Glass passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on May 30th, 2018 at the age of 92, in Temple, Texas. Marion was born on May 18th, 1926 to Robert and Inez Glass. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Marjorie Nagle and Judy Glass, and brothers Taylor, Tony, and Horace Glass. He is also joining his loving wife LaNelle Overstreet of 69 years and his daughter Susan Glass...
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Annick Marie Knisely

April 10, 1982 - May 27, 2018

Annick Marie Knisely, beloved daughter of Paul and Nanou Knisely, passed away on Sunday, May 27th. Her family will hold a reception to remember Annick at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX, on Saturday, June 9th from 2 to 4 p.m. Remembering Annick Marie Knisely The first time I held Annick in my arms I thought, "she is perfect." We had waited a long...
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Daniel John Paul, Jr.

September 1, 1942 - May 24, 2018

Daniel John Paul, Jr., known by most as Dan or Danny, passed away on May 24, 2018 after a long and valiant fight with atypical parkinsonism with multiple system atrophy. This terrible disease took many things from Dan, but was unable to break his spirit. Dan's character and love for life (and key lime pie) never wavered, and you never heard him complain. He remained in good spirits, surrounded by...
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Glen Getty

May 19, 1923 - May 24, 2018

Glen Getty passed away on May 24, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the age of 95. He was born in Shelton, Washington on May 19, 1923 to Mervin and Lucy Getty. He graduated from Shelton High School in 1940 and attended St. Martin's College (now University) for two years when his education was interrupted by World War II. He joined the Army Air Force Aviation Cadet Program graduating from Pilot Training on...
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Gladys Christine Hanson

October 1, 1920 - May 24, 2018

Gladys Christine Hanson grew up on a farm in Round Rock, Texas where she enjoyed family life, working and playing with her brothers, sister, cousins and friends. Gladys loved school and valued education as proven by her graduation from Round Rock High as valedictorian of her class. In 1941, she married the love of her life, Wilmer Hanson – a marriage that lasted 63 years. Wilmer was drafted...
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William M. Harris

March 26, 1926 - May 23, 2018

Rev. William Matthew Harris, age 92, of Austin, passed away in the early morning hours of May 23, 2018. Bill was born March 26, 1926 to Rev. Ed J. Harris and Alva Kuykendall in Nacogdoches, TX. He grew up as the son of a Methodist minister and lived in several small towns in East Texas. Bill graduated from high school in Nacogdoches and attended SMU and Perkins Theological Seminary, becoming a...
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Pam Roberts

February 12, 1946 - May 23, 2018

Frances Pamela Roberts ("Pamie," "Pam"), 72, Austin, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, after a long and determined fight against cancer. She is survived by her loving husband, Owen Roberts; daughters Paige Roberts and Rolinda Lankes; son-in-law Gerald Lankes; granddaughters Karla Lankes and Kamryn Lankes; mother Frances Madeley; brothers William L. Russell III, Robert A....
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Mary McGraw Lee

December 23, 1925 - May 22, 2018

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

October 29, 1931 - May 21, 2018

Joe G. Merry, Sr., 86 years old, died at home with family on Monday, May 21, 2018. As a decorated combat Veteran, Joe fought in both the Korean War and Vietnam Conflict and retired as a 1st Sergeant in the U.S. Army. Upon retirement, he further served his country by working for the United States Postal Service. Joe is survived by his wife Dixie of 67 years; sisters Charlotte and Louise;...
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Betty Lynn Walter Spence

September 24, 1931 - May 19, 2018

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

November 6, 1924 - May 18, 2018

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

July 2, 1945 - May 17, 2018

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

August 2, 1930 - May 16, 2018

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

May 23, 1917 - May 16, 2018

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

November 12, 1941 - May 16, 2018

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

October 26, 1928 - May 16, 2018

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

August 30, 1947 - May 15, 2018

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

March 29, 1955 - May 14, 2018

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

August 19, 1946 - May 12, 2018

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

February 15, 1924 - May 9, 2018

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

September 13, 1930 - May 6, 2018

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

November 28, 1942 - May 4, 2018

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

May 25, 1940 - May 4, 2018

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

March 1, 1921 - May 4, 2018

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

August 25, 1917 - May 2, 2018

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

October 17, 1925 - May 2, 2018

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

January 12, 1935 - May 1, 2018

James (Jim) Armstrong Williams, 83, of Austin, TX died peacefully in his sleep, May 1, 2018. Jim was born January 12, 1935. He received his B.A. in English Literature from Lamar University. During that time, he married Barbara Ellen Dalton.Stirred by the Civil Rights movement's non-violent direct action, Jim and Barbara began their rich years of serving God through service to their Neighbor and...
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Scooter Matthews

December 19, 1919 - May 1, 2018

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

September 2, 1933 - April 28, 2018

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

December 12, 1942 - April 27, 2018

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

July 20, 1958 - April 27, 2018

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

April 7, 1923 - April 27, 2018

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

September 21, 1937 - April 27, 2018

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

June 1, 1928 - April 26, 2018

Barbara R. Shockley, 89, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Barbara Ruth Kinney was born June 1, 1928 and raised in Austin. Her parents were Cleveland S. Kinney and Gladys Ruth (Davis) Kinney of Austin/Johnson City. The Kinney's are an old Austin and Johnson City family. Barbara graduated from the original Austin High School, and then attended the University of...
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Maxine Hudson

February 12, 1937 - April 26, 2018

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

April 2, 1933 - April 24, 2018

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

January 13, 1930 - April 23, 2018

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

December 17, 1946 - April 23, 2018

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

January 24, 1931 - April 22, 2018

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

November 2, 1941 - April 19, 2018

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

December 18, 1949 - April 16, 2018

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

January 31, 1923 - April 16, 2018

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

September 23, 1922 - April 16, 2018

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

November 24, 1952 - April 15, 2018

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

March 1, 1946 - April 15, 2018

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

June 18, 1925 - April 13, 2018

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

August 11, 1933 - April 13, 2018

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

June 6, 1918 - April 11, 2018

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

June 20, 1939 - April 9, 2018

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

October 4, 1929 - April 9, 2018

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

October 24, 1923 - April 8, 2018

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

December 21, 1933 - April 7, 2018

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

September 27, 1936 - April 5, 2018

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

August 15, 1932 - April 4, 2018

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

January 26, 1925 - April 3, 2018

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

October 10, 1924 - April 1, 2018

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

April 23, 1967 - March 31, 2018

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

October 6, 1938 - March 31, 2018

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

January 30, 1940 - March 29, 2018

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

January 26, 1972 - March 28, 2018

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

July 22, 1943 - March 28, 2018

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

September 14, 1918 - March 28, 2018

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

February 4, 1980 - March 26, 2018

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

April 11, 1970 - March 26, 2018

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

October 19, 1929 - March 26, 2018

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

October 11, 1934 - March 25, 2018

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

June 11, 1954 - March 25, 2018

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

October 24, 1930 - March 25, 2018

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

February 25, 1932 - March 24, 2018

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

August 15, 1937 - March 24, 2018

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

October 9, 1920 - March 23, 2018

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

April 19, 1927 - March 22, 2018

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

August 16, 1915 - March 21, 2018

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

July 18, 1925 - March 20, 2018

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

May 23, 1925 - March 18, 2018

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

October 21, 1944 - March 18, 2018

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

March 6, 1958 - March 14, 2018

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

February 1, 1926 - March 12, 2018

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

August 20, 1921 - March 10, 2018

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

May 10, 1978 - March 9, 2018

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

August 25, 1920 - March 9, 2018

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

February 6, 2000 - March 9, 2018

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

December 19, 1933 - March 8, 2018

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

March 10, 1931 - March 7, 2018

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

November 27, 1980 - March 5, 2018

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

November 13, 1970 - March 5, 2018

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