Our Obituaries

Abdolmajid Setayesh

April 22, 1935 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin, TX.
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Evelyn Bommarito

November 26, 1922 - November 14, 2017

Evelyn Mildred Bommarito passed away on November 14, 2017, just twelve days shy of what would have been her 95th birthday. A resident of Austin since 1966, she was born in St. Louis, Missouri, where she grew up and, later, wed her husband, Anthony Bommarito, with whom she celebrated 70 years of marriage this past May. In 1948, the newlywed couple settled in Houston where her life soon revolved...
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Helen F. Atwood

February 11, 1922 - November 12, 2017

Helen Catherine Francis Reynolds Atwood, born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 11, 1922, passed away of natural causes Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Austin, Texas while surrounded by her family. Helen was a delightful soul who warmed the hearts of all who met her. She had a razor sharp wit and a joyful outlook on life. Helen told it like it was...and most of the time, it was funny. Helen is...
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Erma L. Forehand

February 16, 1938 - November 11, 2017

Erma L. (McMurry) Forehand passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 11, 2017, in Cedar Park, Texas. She was a kind and loving sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.Erma was born in Ripon, CA. on February 16, 1938. She and Marvin L. Forehand were married February 12, 1955, and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, courtesy of the US Air Force. Other military transfers included...
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Priscilla Isbel Ramos

May 6, 1985 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin, TX.
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Cecilia Lourdes Gratias

February 11, 1964 - November 5, 2017

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Cathleen DeStefano

February 19, 1943 - October 28, 2017

Cathleen "Cathy" Cromwell DeStefano, 74 went to her heavenly home on October 28, 2017 after a valiant battle with a lengthy illness.Cathy accepted Christ as her personal savior at 9 years of age and served Him faithfully. Her faith sustained her throughout her life and comforted her in her physical struggle and ultimately her death.Cathy was the daughter of A. G. and Kathleen Cromwell of Lufkin...
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Margaret Sue Bradley

December 31, 1944 - October 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin, TX.
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Rose H. Tiemann

October 16, 1938 - October 24, 2017

Born in Dallas, Texas, on October 16, 1938, Rose was raised in Cedar Hill. She is preceded in death by her loving parents John Emmitt Holveck and Velma Lee O'Neal Holveck.Rose, aka Nana, is survived by her daughter, Stacy Janecka, and son, Christopher Tiemann, both of Austin; her four grandchildren whom she adored: Alexandra Janecka, Taylor Janecka, Aidan Tiemann, and Alyssa Tiemann; her sister...
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Marjorie S. Brichler

January 10, 1936 - October 15, 2017

Marjorie Mae Shepherd Brichler, age 81, passed away on October 15, 2017 in Austin, Texas."Margie" was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 10, 1936 to Mabel and Thomas L. Shepherd. She attended Southwest High School in St. Louis, attended Washington University as an Art Major and graduated from William Woods University in 1954. She married David Danner Brichler, Sr. in 1955 and together they...
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Charlotte Jones MCDANALD

January 13, 1947 - October 10, 2017

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John Stowell Tiefel

July 25, 1931 - October 3, 2017

John Stowell Tiefel, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, October, 3rd, 2017. He was born on July 25th, 1931 in Rochester, NY. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Business. John enlisted in the Air Force and served his country for 4 years. John married his wife, Mary-Ann Mueller Tiefel on August 2nd 1958. They had three children, John who resides in Kansas City...
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Patricia Feese Thompson

October 24, 1941 - September 30, 2017

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Robert Keith HARDER

August 20, 1925 - September 24, 2017

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Jeffrey Wayne Holley

June 28, 1985 - September 24, 2017

Jeffrey Wayne Holley passed away on September 24, 2017. He was born in Austin, Texas on June 28, 1985. Jeff was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Bobby C. Elrod and Donald W. Holley Sr. He was also preceded in death by his cousin, Charles Elrod.Jeff is survived by his loving parents, Don and Susan Holley, and his sister, Marieka Holley. He is also survived by his grandmother, Barbara Elrod...
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Lorna TYLER

May 1, 1925 - September 18, 2017

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David J. Devine

June 11, 1943 - September 18, 2017

David Joseph Devine was called home to his Heavenly Father on September 18, 2017 at Lou's House Assisted Living Center in Austin, Texas. He was born on June 11, 1943 in Johnson City, New York to Joseph Salamida and Angela (DiSerio) Devine.David grew up in Vestal, New York. He graduated from Vestal High School in 1961. After high school he received an Associate Degree in Business from Broome...
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Catherine Arwood Tyler

May 25, 1920 - September 16, 2017

Catherine "Kay" TylerMay 25, 1920 - September 16, 2017Kay was born in Portland, Arkansas, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Arwood.She married Wayne Tyler of Comanche, Iowa. After his naval service, they moved to Colorado.Kay was predeceased by her husband, Wayne, her parents, her brother, John Arwood, and sisters Mary Miller, Jo Jones, Jeanette Kinney, and her oldest daughter, Sharon Tyler...
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Judy Pansy Baumgart

April 7, 1944 - September 15, 2017

Judy P. Quesnell Baumgart joined our Heavenly Father on Friday, September 15, 2017 after an extended illness.Judy was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota to Lloyd and Fern (Collins) Quesnell on April 7, 1944. Judy graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls. After graduating high school Judy moved to Wadena, Minnesota and worked for the telephone company. It was in Wadena that Judy...
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Virginia Elizabeth Pine

April 15, 1921 - September 15, 2017

Betty Pine, age 96 of Austin, Texas, formerly of Detroit, Michigan passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at her home in Austin. She was born on April 15, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan. Betty is survived by her four children; Juliane Curby (Glenn), Robert M. Pine Jr. (Sherry), Denise Davies (James) and Gregory J. Pine (Rose Ann). She is also survived by her nine loving grandchildren; Ryan, Zachary...
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Judith Ann Spaulding

January 30, 1939 - September 10, 2017

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Richard Bruce Goulet

September 4, 1952 - September 10, 2017

After making sure everyone here on Earth had heard his jokes at least a few times, Richard Bruce Goulet, age 65, went to heaven on September 10, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Richard was always the life of the party, and could be counted on to lighten up even the most stressful of situations with his incredible humor and wit. His love for music and powerful voice could have a whole restaurant smiling,...
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Thomas William Kennedy

January 7, 1938 - September 3, 2017

Dr. Thomas W. Kennedy, age 79, passed away on September 3, 2017, after a 20 year struggle following a massive stroke. Tom persevered through all of his health challenges with grace and a smile on his face. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all he met. Tom never met a stranger.Tom was born in Danville, Illinois on January 7, 1938. He graduated from Paris...
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Janice Grace HUSETH

February 1, 1935 - September 2, 2017

Janice Grace Huseth, age 82, passed away on Saturday September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents Wilbur and Emma Gregg. Janice is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Richard D. Huseth, sister Carma Doege, daughter Deborah Bandera, son David Huseth, daughter Jennifer Nicandros and son-in-law Steve Nicandros, son John Huseth, and by her beloved...
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Paul Leslie Woods

October 15, 1932 - August 31, 2017

Paul L. Woods, 84, of Austin, TX lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, August 31, 2017. He was born October 15, 1932 in a small town outside Buffalo, NY. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 on Saturday, September 23rd at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78750. Paul proudly served in the U.S. Army for 22 years as an 82nd Airborne Division...
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Patricia Crutsinger

December 27, 1944 - August 19, 2017

Pat Crutsinger, 72, was born December 27, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas and passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, August 19, 2017. She is survived by her son Randy and wife Jennifer, daughter Lisa Hambrick and husband Dennis, the grandchildren she adored - Kale McCann, Katelyn McCann, Daniel Ray Gonzales and Peyton Crutsinger, brother Tim Howell, cousins Katherine...
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Margaret Elizabeth Duhon

March 16, 1972 - August 14, 2017

Margaret (Buddy, Maggie) Elizabeth Duhon was born on March 16, 1972, native of Lake Charles, LA. She passed away August 14, 2017 in Austin, TX. Buddy was raised by her grandparents Helen Leday and Ernest Snook Duhon who she loved dearly. After her grandparents' passing, she went to live with her parents Alice Duhon LeBlanc and Carl LeBlanc in California. Maggie graduated from La Grange High...
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Mildred Louise Miller

November 16, 1927 - August 13, 2017

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Karlyn King Jones

September 8, 1934 - August 12, 2017

Karlyn King Jones, 82, born September 8, 1934 to Winnie and Ralph King in Mason, TX met her Lord August 12, 2017. She was the eldest child with five other brothers and sisters; Huey King, Wayne King, Barbara Thielepape, Jerry King and Janet Green. She was married to Richard E. "Curly" Jones on July 27, 1952. From that marriage they had three daughters; Judy Solis, (Eli), Janis Fritsch, (Rick),...
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Steven Frank Acosta

April 2, 1951 - August 6, 2017

Steve F. Acosta , age 66, passed away at home in Cedar Park, Texas on 6 August 2017 surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Acosta, daughter Melissa Acosta, his mother Bertha Acosta, brothers: Tommy Acosta, Paul Acosta, Peter Acosta and sisters: Dorothea Acosta, and Patricia Acosta, sister in laws Leticia Acosta, Theresa Acosta, Andrea Acosta and many nieces and nephews. He...
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Barbara S. McCoy

October 7, 1949 - August 4, 2017

Barbara Sue McCoy, 67 passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 peacefully at home. Barbara attended Roy Miller High School in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated in 1968. Barbara had a long career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, retiring after 25(+) years. She also served for many years as the Vice President of the Union, Communications Workers of America. Soon after her retirement, she...
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Jean Tomlin Vinson

February 20, 1923 - August 1, 2017

Jean VinsonFeb. 20, 1923 - Aug. 1, 2017Jean Vinson 94, of Austin passed away on August 1, 2017. A tribute for Jean will be held at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin, August 29th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.
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Charles V. Breakfield

September 13, 1923 - July 28, 2017

Lt. Colonel Charles V. Breakfield Sr.September 13th 1923 - July 28th, 2017Charles V. Breakfield Sr. of Austin Texas, received a final family visit on July 28th before comfortably passing away later that evening at his residence at the Brookdale facility in Lakeway, Texas. Charles enjoyed a life of adventure, challenge, and family that fit the mold that many refer to as the "greatest generation"....
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Neta Carole Baird

November 21, 1946 - July 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin, TX.
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Carol Sue Miller

December 26, 1933 - July 23, 2017

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Benjamin M. Cumbus

November 25, 1932 - July 21, 2017

MSgt (Retired) Benjamin Maclanton Cumbus, 84, of Sun City Texas passed away shortly before noon Wednesday, July 19, in Austin. Born November 25, 1932, in Jacksonville, Florida, Ben ("Mack") was the youngest of six children (three of whom died in infancy) born to Dennard Cumbus and Janie Almira "Alma" Conner.He lied about his age and joined the newly formed United States Air...
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Earlene Joan Willett

October 2, 1941 - July 18, 2017

Earlene Joan Willett (Wootsie) of Rockport, Texas passed away the morning of July 18, 2017 at the age of 75 in Austin, Texas in the company and care of her two children, daughter-in-law, and grandson with complications from stage 4 lung cancer.Earlene was born October 2, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas to Ruby Clara Galm and Earl Columbus McDaniel. She was the younger of two children; her sister is...
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Donette H. Palm

February 27, 1935 - July 12, 2017

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Neal Eugene Eckert

August 2, 1938 - July 10, 2017

Neal Eugene Eckert, 78, of Austin, Texas, retired Real Estate Broker and owner of ETM Realty, was called to Heaven, Monday, July 10, 2017, at St. David's North Austin. He was born to the late Curt and Ruth Eckert, August 02, 1938, in Belleville, IL. Neal received his undergraduate degree from The University of Illinois in 1959, followed by a MS from Cornell University in 1962 and a PhD from...
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Rita June Oldfather

June 20, 1931 - July 9, 2017

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Tisha Renee Kopas

September 20, 1973 - June 27, 2017

The Lord is my Shepherd;I shall not want.He maketh me to lie downin green pastures;He leadeth me beside the still waters.He restoreth my soul;He leadeth me in the paths ofrighteousness for His name's sake.Yea, though I walk through thevalley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me;Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me;Thou preparest a table before me inthe presence of...
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Ann Tischler Oakes

November 21, 1961 - June 23, 2017

Ann Tischler Oakes, 55, of Tow, Texas passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Round Rock Hospital following a traumatic brain injury.Ann was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, John Oakes, brothers Tom Tischler, John Tischler and Charles Tischler, nieces Laurelin Mullins, Tammy Tischler, Stacie Tischler, Genevieve Breeds and Gaylan Wykes, nephews Andrew...
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Barry Wayne Kilgore

September 3, 1948 - June 19, 2017

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Michael B. Birdsong

September 24, 1947 - June 18, 2017

Mike lost his battle with cancer, passing away on Sunday, June 18th. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Bette Birdsong, their son Michael Bryan Birdsong, his brother Malcolm Birdsong, sister Marilyn Warner and her husband Robert Warner. Mike was born in New Braunfels, Texas where he grew up playing baseball and football. He later graduated from Texas A & M and the University of Texas...
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Paul Anthony VALERIO

January 1, 1961 - June 16, 2017

Paul Anthony Valerio was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven on June 16th, 2017.Paul was born in Louisiana and lived in several places around the country before ending up in Woodland Park, Colorado as a young child and living there with his family until he graduated from high school. He attended The University of Colorado in Boulder to study finance and also attended Multnomah School of the...
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Sandra Ann Koss

December 31, 1944 - June 16, 2017

Sandra Ann Koss, beloved Mother and Nana, passed away in Austin, Texas at the age of 72 on June 16, 2017.Born in Detroit, Michigan to Frank and Ella Trapp on December 31, 1944, Sandra was the youngest of three children. Sandra enjoyed reading, solving puzzles, sewing, and watching movies and mysteries. She was known to make the best "foamie" jello and spaghetti casserole. Sandra worked...
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Joan M. Hurst

August 23, 1932 - June 15, 2017

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Neva Jay HYATT

July 26, 1920 - June 12, 2017

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Sascha Rosa Sell

July 18, 1931 - June 12, 2017

Sascha Rosa Sell went home to our Lord on June 11th, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease .She was 85.Sascha was born on July 18th, 1931 in Berlin, Germany to her parents, Gerhardt and Meta Garitz. Having survived World War II as a child, Sascha worked as a young woman in the German industrial sector helping to rebuild Berlin. On February 12th, 1955, she married the...
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Milton L. Bankston

March 17, 1928 - June 10, 2017

Milton L. Bankston, a richly colorful and immensely successful trial lawyer for more than fifty years, died Saturday, June 10th in Austin, Texas. He was 89.Between 1955, upon becoming licensed to practice law, and 2011, Mr. Bankston tried hundreds of jury trials. A member of the State Bar of Texas for sixty-two years, he served as counsel or lead counsel in over fifty reported decisions of...
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Edward James Kenney

October 31, 1943 - June 10, 2017

Edward James Kenney, spent 73 years providing love, affection, laughter, knowledge, and a bit of spontaneity to those privileged enough to be in his presence. Ed, known by those close to him, served 22 years in the Navy with honor and distinction. Trained in communication, he was part of the Navy's Special Warfare Craft Crewmen and attached to Seal Team 2. He was awarded three campaign...
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Chester L. Dalton

March 2, 1939 - June 9, 2017

Chester Lee Dalton, age 78, of Cedar Park, Texas passed away on Friday afternoon, June 9, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born March 2, 1939, in Kenedy, Texas, he was the son of Gaynell (Ross) Dalton and the late Vernon Dalton. Chester was nicknamed "Beaver" by his family from the Red Ryder and Little Beaver comic strips, a nickname still used by family today.His honorable service to his country...
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Concetta Marie Walas

November 24, 1919 - June 2, 2017

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Albert Edwin Wade

October 30, 1940 - June 2, 2017

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Kirk Duncan McIntosh

January 3, 1958 - June 1, 2017

Kirk Duncan McIntosh, PhD., age 59, passed away at 10:42 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017 at St. David's South Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Kirk was born early in the morning of January 3, 1958 in Boulder, Colorado at the Boulder Sanitarium. He was the first child born in Boulder in 1958. He is the son of Glen Elvis McIntosh, PhD, and Alice Joy Parker McIntosh. Kirk was married to...
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Donald Wayne Reynolds

September 20, 1968 - May 25, 2017

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Elizabeth KRIST

February 27, 1926 - May 24, 2017

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Anne Ford Redman

July 17, 1929 - May 22, 2017

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Frances Gwendolyn Doetsch

July 24, 1920 - May 19, 2017

Frances Gwendolyn Blanton Doetsch, 96 years old, Born in Wichita Falls, Texas on July 24, 1920. Passed Away on May 19, 2017 in Austin, TX.As a young girl she had a passion for dance and music. She taught dance in the 1940's. She played the piano on a live radio show prior to World War II. She married the love of her life, Robert Maxmillian Doetsch on June 18,1941. She was a woman of faith and...
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Charles Douglas DuBois

March 15, 1930 - May 18, 2017

Charlie DuBois lived a full and well-loved life. He was born in Lubbock, Texas on March 15th, 1930 to Dr. Byron Douglas DuBois and Maurine Berry DuBois and was raised in a Christian home in Jewett, TX. After the death of his father Charlie and his mother moved to Pearsall, TX where his mother remarried, expanding their family to include Nathan Arnold and his son, Charlie's stepbrother, Howell...
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Ret. Donald Fiero

June 14, 1938 - May 17, 2017

MSG Donald Fiero ret. died peacefully, after battling Alzheimer's Disease for 14 years, on May 17, 2017 in Leander, TX. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia of Leander, TX and his children - daughter, Cindy McNally, and sons Daniel Fiero and Paul Fiero. He had 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Also left behind are his sisters Mary Richmond and Sharon Gehrke and brothers...
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Kurt Lyle Greenamyre

December 30, 1959 - May 12, 2017

Kurt Lyle Greenamyre, 57, passed away on March 12, 2017. He was born in Fresno California on December 30, 1959. He graduated from California State University at Chico in 1982 and engaged in a successful career as a senior sales executive in the technology field.He loved football, fly fishing, and traveling. Kurt was an amazingly kind and generous man with a sense of humor that kept his loved ones...
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Kenneth Alfred Wilde

March 4, 1929 - May 12, 2017

He was, quite literally, a rocket scientist. Raised in Coalville, Utah, he was his high school's salutatorian before earning his Ph.D in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utah; then he worked at Rohm and Haas in Huntsville, Alabama, developing rocket fuel for the nascent space program. Later he was employed at Radian Corporation and the IRS in Austin. We loved him. We learned from him....
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Hazel Loraine Bayh

December 27, 1922 - May 11, 2017

Loraine Bayh passed away peacefully on May 11, 2017 in Austin at the age of 94. She answered to many names; Hazel Loraine Bowen Overman Bayh included all her names, but most beloved was Mom, Grandmom and wife. She was born in Christiansburg, Virginia on December 27, 1922 in the Bowen family home and lived in various cities and states before she settled in Austin in 1982. She was preceded in death...
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Janet Lee Mayes

April 30, 1955 - May 9, 2017

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Janet A. Somers

November 21, 1921 - May 9, 2017

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Clyde W. Guild

November 1, 1922 - May 4, 2017

Clyde W. Guild, age 94, passed away May 4, 2017 at Seton Med. Center, Austin, TX. Clyde was a veteran of WWII, serving with the 756th Tank Battalion in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. After serving from 1942-1945, he was honorably discharged as a 1st Sergeant. The bulk of Clyde's career was spent with the Buick Division of General Motors, from which he retired as Asst. Dir. of Car...
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Wiley K. Hudson

April 14, 1931 - April 28, 2017

Wiley K Hudson, Jr., age 86, of Austin, Texas, passed away April 28, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born April 14, 1931, in Austin, Texas to Wiley K. and Nelethye Maud Hudson. A lifelong resident of Travis County, he worked as a rock mason, establishing a construction company with his brothers after serving in the army. Family and friend will remember his love of the outdoors especially...
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Julia M. Peters

September 17, 1926 - April 27, 2017

Julia M. Peters, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother died unexpectedly and peacefully at home on April 27, 2017. She was 90 years young.Born in Utica, NY to Margaret and Anthony McEvoy, she was one of five children. Julie received her degree as a Registered Nurse from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Amsterdam, NY. While in school she met the love of her life,...
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Jerry A. Kilgore

November 14, 1936 - April 26, 2017

Jerry Kilgore, 80, of Austin passed away on April 26th after a long illness.Jerry was born in Knox City, TX on November 14, 1936. He graduated from Benjamin High School in 1953 and proudly served his country as a bomber Crew Chief in the United States Air Force from 1954 through 1958.Jerry started his professional career with National Cash Register and went on to become a very respected and...
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Sheryl Kay Kneeland

August 17, 1955 - April 25, 2017

Sheryl Kay (Duncan) Kneeland, 61 passed away April 25, 2017 at home. Sheryl was born in Sac City, Iowa to Evelyn (Shulte) and Donald Duncan. Sheryl was raised and graduated from high school in Rockwell City, Iowa. Sheryl was a licensed barber, owning her own business in Marshalltown, Iowa for many years. In Marshalltown, she met and married Dale Kneeland on February 18, 1978. They relocated...
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Florine Gladys Dumke

February 15, 1924 - April 24, 2017

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Gearl Donald Smith

September 16, 1944 - April 21, 2017

Gearl Donald "Don" Smith, 72 years old, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 21, 2017.Don is survived by his wife of fifty years, Jo Ann; his daughters and respective sons-in-law, Gwen and Chad Davidson of Carrollton, Georgia, Elaina and Justin Dillon of Cedar Park, Texas, and Brook and Kalim Jacobs of Plano, Texas; and three grandchildren, Maggie Dillon, Andon Dillon, and Joe Jacobs. He is also...
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Quintin Lee Rupp

June 18, 1961 - April 21, 2017

Quintin Rupp passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on April 21, 2017. He was born June 18, 1961 in Garden City Kansas to Paul and Abbie Rupp. Quintin graduated from Garden City Sr. High and then attended Hutchinson Community College to study music. He served four years in the US Army as a Fire Support Specialist stationed in Germany. He is preceded in death by his parents, son Matthew Rupp,...
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Hernando Zubeldia

September 24, 1956 - April 21, 2017

HERNANDO "ZUBY" ZUBELDIA Hernando "Nando" Zubeldia had a heart of a champion and was known for his zest for life and loved experiencing new adventures. Every time Nando would walk into the room he would light up the room with his mere presence. He enjoyed water skiing and frequently visiting the coast. He dearly loved his family, friends, co-workers, and medical staff. Hernando "Nando"...
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Lillian Rose Martell

March 3, 1923 - April 21, 2017

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Michael Lloyd Young

March 2, 1942 - April 7, 2017

Michael "Doc" Lloyd Young passed away on April 07, 2017 at 75 years of age. He was the owner of several businesses: Schmitz Carpet Care and Champion Blind and Drapery. He was actively involved with Austin Apartment Association.He is survived by his son Brent Young and wife Jen, Grandson Blake Young, Granddaughter Bailey Young, and Step Grandson Halen Sabet. He is also survived by his four...
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Becky Lee Holditch

February 8, 1944 - April 6, 2017

Becky Lee Harding Holditch, 73, died on April 6, 2017, from pancreatic cancer. Mrs. Holditch, as her students called her, was at her Austin home with family.Mrs. Holditch summarized her Professional Life as "I was born, I taught, I died." Mrs. Holditch's contributions to her students were expressed by the many prayers, cards, visitors, and stories she received. Mrs. Holditch retired in June of...
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James Alvin BARRY

April 1, 1941 - March 31, 2017

Jim was born in McAllen, TX, on April 1st, 1941. He grew up in "the Valley" area of South Texas, moving to Austin in 1959 to attend U.T. After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Jim's career path as a computer programmer allowed him to work for many different Texas state agencies over the years.He is survived by his sister Lynn, sons Byron and Pearce (both of whom also became computer...
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Marilynn Fry Slough

August 14, 1919 - March 29, 2017

Marilynn Fry SloughMarilynn Fry Slough, of Austin, passed away on March 29, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born in Floydada, Texas on August 14, 1919 to Ernest (R.E.) and Ruby Britton Fry. She graduated from Floydada High School in 1936, and she graduated from Texas Tech University in 1940, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and was also inducted into Who's Who in American Colleges...
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Lori Katherine Bonugli

May 11, 1965 - March 28, 2017

Lori Katherine Bonugli died peacefully at her home March 28, 2017 after a long illness. She was 51 years old. She was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York on May 11th, 1965. She moved to Austin, Texas with her family in 1981. After graduating from Anderson High School, Lori went on to study real estate. She managed several large apartment complexes in Austin, and became a regional manager...
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Thomas Russell Draper

September 7, 1946 - March 24, 2017

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Eugene Charles Urban

September 9, 1934 - March 17, 2017

Eugene "Gene" Charles Urban, 82, returned to his heavenly home on March 17, 2017. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him his entire life.Gene was born to the late Edwin and Louise Urban in Fedor, TX on September 9, 1934. He spent his early years in the Fedor area and Austin, TX.A graduate of Austin High (1953), Gene completed his Associates Degree of Accounting from...
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Katherine Suzanne Clark

September 9, 1960 - March 16, 2017

"TO Those I Love And To Those Who Loved Me"When I am gone,Release me, let me goI have so many things to see and do.You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears;Be happy we had so many years.I give you my love.You can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness.I thank you for the loveYou have shown me;But now it's time I travel alone.So grieve a while for me,If grieve you must...
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Karen Raye Overmyer

February 18, 1943 - March 15, 2017

Karen Rae Overmyer, 74, of Cedar Park, Texas passed away with family by her side at Seton Northwest Hospital on Wednesday, May 15, 2017. She was born Wednesday, February 18, 1943 in Winslow, Indiana to the late Daniel Edwin McDonald and Edith Mae Brown. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 29 years, Roger Daniel Overmyer.She grew up in Winslow, Indiana She married the love of her life,...
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Jared Austin Kay

September 12, 1993 - March 14, 2017

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, we lost Jared Austin Kay, a brilliant, artistic human being with an amazing future ahead of him. He was born September 12, 1993 in Park Ridge, IL, the first born child of Bob and Wendy Kay. Jared lived his life as a free spirit that gave his whole heart to his family and friends. We will remember his witty sense of humor and mischievousness. His smile always lit up...
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Carol G. GREENLEY

December 3, 1920 - March 13, 2017

Carol G. Greenley, age 96, was called home to the Lord on March 13, 2017. She was born December 3, 1920, in Huron, SD to Oscar and Evelyn Olson. Upon graduating from high school and NW College of Commerce in 1938, she held various administrative positions prior to her marriage to Floyd Greenley on January 14, 1961. Thereafter, she resided in Brainerd, MN, Urbandale, IA, Bella Vista, AR (1978...
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Mary Virginia Soderberg

October 15, 1923 - March 1, 2017

Mary Virginia Soderberg, 93, of Austin, departed this earth on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Mary was born on October 15, 1923 in Beaumont to Mary Belle Farrell and Cecil Neece. She spent her childhood in East Texas and Louisiana and was a graduate of St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School in Beaumont. Growing up in poverty during the Great Depression left Mary with a strong sense of...
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John C. DeVanie

June 12, 1924 - February 27, 2017

John Clarence DeVanie, known to his family and friends as Pappy, was born June 12, 1924 in Salisbury, MD. He joined the US Army July 19, 1943. He served with the 509 Parachute Infantry Battalion as a Pathfinder in Operation Dragoon establishing a second front against the Nazi's in Southern France. He jumped into the darkness on an early August morning and fought the Nazis with valor and...
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Natalie Celeste Hyatt

June 29, 1968 - February 18, 2017

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Jack Topolski

April 12, 1946 - February 17, 2017

Jack Topolski passed from this earth the early hours of February 17th. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Alvin and Jeanne Topolski and two siblings, Denise and Todd Topolski. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years Nancy, Brothers, Tim and wife Beth, Paul and his wife Geri, Terry and wife Joann, Ted and wife Sandi, sisters; Diane, Dawn, Dana, Daneen and Debbie all in Omaha, and mother in...
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Bernhard Otto Schuler

March 2, 1927 - February 16, 2017

Bernhard O. Schuler, "BEN", died February 16, 2017, at the age of 89 in Austin, Texas.Ben was born March 2, 1927, in St. Louis, MO. Graduating from Roosevelt HS in June 1945, he joined the U.S. Navy. At the completion of World War II, he attended and graduated from Washington University (St. Louis) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He was a member of Kappa Alpha...
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Sarah Ann Reed

October 8, 1923 - February 15, 2017

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Virginia Eloise Vails

January 14, 1923 - February 13, 2017

Virginia Eloise Vails, 94, passed away on February 13, 2017, at Cottonwood Creek in Cedar Park, TX. She was born on January 14, 1923, in Trinidad, Colorado to Father, Carroll Burleson Sumrall and Mother, Amanda Jane Sumrall. She had three sisters, Lila Ruth Stephenson, Florence Belle Nolkamper and Violet Lucille Tuma and brother, Carroll Burleson Sumrall Jr.Virginia grew up in Colorado, Oklahoma...
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Robert Craddock Page

December 31, 1938 - February 9, 2017

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Dorothy Barbara Karpoich

October 21, 1926 - February 6, 2017

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Alvin Lester Vogel

October 7, 1927 - February 5, 2017

Alvin Lester Vogel went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at the age of 89. Al was born on October 7, 1927 in a farmhouse outside of Benson, IL to Aloys and Julia Linneman Vogel. He was the fourth of seven children.Al was drafted in March of 1946 at the end of World War II. He was in artillery basic training during this time. Al chose to volunteer after the end of the war and...
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Donald Charles Rose

March 10, 1942 - February 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin, TX.
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Betsy Betsy Lloyd

October 20, 1932 - February 5, 2017

On Sunday, February 5, 2017 our beautiful Mother, Grandmother, & Great-Grandmother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Rucker Lloyd joined her late husband after a short painful battle with lung cancer on what would have been their 67th wedding anniversary. She was born at home in Waco, Texas on October 20, 1932, to William Casseday "Cass" and Gladys Anita (Hardy) Rucker. After being raised on the family...
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Kathryn Ann Key

July 12, 1957 - February 3, 2017

Kathryn Ann Key, born July 12, 1957 in Big Spring, Texas, died on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. She was the first daughter born to Lt. Norman and Beverly Key and the granddaughter of Joe and Rosalee Key of San Angelo and Hicks and Bessie Garner of Milam CountyKathy was 18 months old when she was diagnosed as being a "mongoloid", 5 years later referred to as "Down's Syndrome". ...
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