Our Obituaries

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

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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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Harold R. Winston

February 7, 1932 - February 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin, TX.
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Robert Morris Gay

November 6, 1935 - January 29, 2017

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Lloyd Edwin Gilbert

September 27, 1942 - January 23, 2017

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Laura Teresa Vara

October 19, 1963 - January 22, 2017

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JoAnn Ann Johnson

September 3, 1934 - January 17, 2017

JoAnn (Klug) Johnson of Cedar Park Texas passed away on January 17, 2017 at her home surrounded by family.She was born on September 3, 1934 in rural Norfolk NE daughter of Ralph and Irene Klug. She was married for 50 years to Norman B. (Gabby) Johnson. She worked at Dale Electronics for 25 years where she retired and moved with her husband to Cedar Park to be closer to family. She was an active...
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Linda Delores Jackson

March 25, 1968 - January 13, 2017

Linda Villarreal Jackson, 48, of Austin, Texas, died on January 13, 2017, after a courageous battle with heart failure. Linda passed away surrounded by her family who will miss her tremendously.Linda was born on March 25, 1968, in Caldwell, Idaho, to Lorenzo and Anita (Lerma) Villarreal. She attended schools in Wilder, Idaho. In 1985, Linda moved to Corpus Christi, TX with her parents and...
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Harold Nordean Baker

May 18, 1943 - January 1, 2017

Harold Nordean Baker, Ph.D. was born on May 18, 1943 in Iowa City, Iowa. While sleeping peacefully at home, Harold passed away on January 1, 2017. Known most of his life as Nordean or "Nordy", Harold attended Denton High School and earned a Chemistry degree with honors from Lamar University in 1965. He continued his education at Tulane University, earning his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1970. ...
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Jeanamay DeVanie

July 28, 1926 - December 28, 2016

Jeanamay DeVanie known to her family as "Marmie" passed away on December 28, 2016. She is survived by her husband John C. DeVanie (Pappy), two daughters June DeVanie Housman and Johnna Brock, 8 grand children, 20 great grand children and one great great grandchild on the way. Marmie and Pappy were together for 71 yrs. She was born July 28, 1926 in Center, Arkansas. The Visitation is scheduled for...
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Peggy Joyce Palko

September 6, 1927 - December 28, 2016

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Elisabeth Street Mosley

June 10, 1917 - December 25, 2016

Elisabeth Street Mosley, 99, of Austin, Texas went home to be with Jesus Sunday, December 25, 2016 surrounded by loved ones in her younger son's home. She was born June 10, 1917 in Prairie Dell, Texas to W. E. "Bunk" Street and Fannie Maie (Hodges) Street.Elisabeth attended elementary school at Gooseneck, graduating from Salado High School in 1937. She attended one semester at Texas Women's...
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Beverly Mary McKinstry

January 25, 1939 - December 3, 2016

Beverly McKinstry, 77, of Cedar Park, TX passed away December 3, 2016 at Hearthstone Health Center in Round Rock following a short illness with an aggressive cancer.Born in Westfield, MA, Bev was a longtime resident of Acton, MA and Poughkeepsie, NY, where she raised her children. She moved to Cedar Park in 2003 to be close to family. She graduated from Rose Hawthorne High School in Acton, MA and...
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Anne FORSEY

September 5, 1947 - December 2, 2016

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Mary Virginia Waite

November 25, 1920 - November 27, 2016

Mary Virginia Waite (also known as Mickey to her friends and Ginger to her family) was born in Melissa, Texas to Floyd and Alma Priest on November 25, 1920. She grew up on a cotton farm outside McKinney in the small community of Chambersville. After graduating from high school, she moved to Austin to attend secretarial school and met a handsome young soldier by the name of Burrell Waite, who...
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Donald Edward Price

September 9, 1930 - November 26, 2016

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Robin L. Burt

March 23, 1970 - November 23, 2016

Robin Burt went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday Nov. 23rd at 11:19 PM. She was born to Wilbert and Dru Johnson in Austin Texas on March 23rd, 1970. She is survived by her husband; two adult children; her sister, Traci; her parents and countless friends.Robin graduated from Westwood High school in 1988 and attended Southwest Texas State University. She married Derrick Burt in 1992 and...
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Vickie Mary Kosiba

August 28, 1934 - November 20, 2016

Victoria Mary Kosiba age 82, much treasured mother, grandmother, wife, aunt and friend loved building her collection of angel statues. On Sunday, November 20, 2016, Vickie became an angel watching over all of us. She passed from this earth surrounded by her loving family. Vickie was born in Catskill, New York on August 28, 1934 to Antonio and Victoria Sangi. She graduated from Saugerties High...
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Dolly Fay Fisk

March 30, 1932 - November 18, 2016

She is survived by: Her three children - Charles Joel Fisk, David Lance Fisk, Paula Kaye Parker, married to Mike Parker. Three sisters - Dot Burns, Frances Bigbee, Joyce Coulter. One brother in-law Jack Fisk. Eight grandchildren, ten nieces and nephews. Preceded in death: Parents - Howard & Millie Worthy. Husband - Thomas Joel Fisk. Baby girl - Deborah Jane Fisk. Dolly was a retired nurse...
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Elizabeth Gray Lukshin

March 22, 1938 - November 18, 2016

Elizabeth (Beth) Gray Lukshin passed away early in the morning of Friday, November 18, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Beth was 78. Beth was born March 22, 1938 to W. R. and Katherine Coyne Gray in Tarentum, Pennsylvania. Beth received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Beth started her career of serving others by teaching at the elementary and pre...
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Clifford W. Shaw

September 5, 1938 - November 12, 2016

Clifford Wallace Shaw, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Saturday, November 12th, 2016. He leaves behind his wife Peggy, son Todd Shaw, grandson Tyler Shaw, daughter Kristen O'Neal, son-in-law Sean O'Neal, granddaughter Brianna O'Neal, sister Loretta Greenwell and brother-in-law Michael Greenwell. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends and was loved...
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Jean Sandra Anderson

May 8, 1944 - November 12, 2016

She always joked that "God doesn't want me.I'm too ornery ". God changed his mind.Jeanie left us Saturday night to be at peace in the arms of Jesus. Her battle with cancer is over. She fought hard every step of the way. We thought she had it beaten and the sudden, dramatic turnaround came as a shock to all. Her last few days were both traumatic and amazing.traumatic because of the final...
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Gary L. Williams

September 30, 1947 - November 8, 2016

Gary Lynn Williams was born on September 30, 1947, Abilene, Texas, and passed away on November 8, 2016, Austin, Texas.Gary Williams is survived by his true love and best friend of 32 years, Wanda (Squirt) Williams, sons, Greg and Jeff Williams and Brian Calbeck, stepdaughter, Stacy Cannon Stanley, and brothers, Mike and Wayne Williams. He is also leaves to cherish his memory seven grandchildren:...
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Aubrey Lee Moore

February 9, 1933 - November 4, 2016

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Aubrey Lee Moore, passed away peacefully into Heaven on November 4, 2016, in Austin. Aubrey was born on February 9, 1933 in Satin, Texas to Albert Lee and Ella Mae Moore. Aubrey was predeceased by his parents, his first wife of 40 years, Ann L Moore, five brothers, L. D. Moore and wife Esther Moore, Willis Moore and wife Verna...
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Lesley Merle HOOD

February 6, 1947 - November 3, 2016

Lesley "Les" Hood, 69, joined his Heavenly Father in the early morning of November 3, 2016 in Georgetown. This was in the midst of a bout of pneumonia exacerbated by a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer caused by direct and prolonged exposure to Agent Orange. Les was born on February 6, 1947 in Alvin, TX to parents, Claude and Mildred Hood. He married Nancy...
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Irene Rooneo

July 14, 1933 - October 31, 2016

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Dorthy Ann Albright

October 24, 1930 - October 28, 2016

She was born, Dorthy Ann Fritts, in the city of Austin on October 24, 1930. A pretty girl with light, brown curly hair who developed a lifelong love of reading, sewing, and games from her beloved Granny Fritts. She met the love of her life, Don Albright at Austin High School where she was active in choir, the Minoan Sorority, and student government. After Don enlisted in the Navy, they married...
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John Lee Kenmuir

August 10, 1942 - October 25, 2016

John Lee Kenmuir, age 74 of Austin, Texas, passed away on October 25, 2016. After graduating high school in 1960, John joined the Navy and served for three years before leaving the service to attend Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. He was recruited by IBM in 1964 and worked for IBM in various staff/management positions with assignments in Columbus, Michigan and twice in Austin. He left...
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Fred A. Winnie

May 6, 1936 - October 24, 2016

Fred A. Winnie passed away Oct. 24, 2016 in Austin, TX due to complications from pancreatic cancer.He was born in Ballston Spa, NY and graduated from Ballston Spa High School. He also attended Schenectady County Community College. He was employed by the New York Air National Guard in Scotia, NY until his retirement in 1992. Fred was also a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.In the year 2000 he and...
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Jesiah Chayton McClain

March 27, 2016 - October 23, 2016

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Robert Harvey Lloyd

January 26, 1928 - October 18, 2016

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, our beloved Robert Harvey Lloyd left this earth after a long illness. He was born at home on January 26, 1928 in Donna, Texas, Hidalgo County, to Mildred Clair Gravis and Victor Rickard Harvey Lloyd. His family moved from Donna to Lake Charles, Louisiana and then to the Rio Grande Valley while he was young. In 1941 Robbie's family settled in Austin. Robbie attended...
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Robert Allen

January 2, 1963 - October 17, 2016

Robert Allen (1963-2016)Robert Allen, age 53, died in Lago Vista, TX on the 17th day of October in the year 2016 after a long decline following a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 1997.Robert was born in San Salvador, El Salvador on January 2nd, 1963, to Roberto Allen and Bertha Flores-Allen. Robert enjoyed surfing the beaches of La Libertad near his father's home in San Diego, El Salvador. He...
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Stacy Ann Murtagh

October 22, 1961 - October 12, 2016

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Florence Violet Swanson

December 31, 1921 - October 9, 2016

Florence Violet Swanson age 94Passed away October 9, 2016 Austin TXShe was a homemaker and artist.Her parents were Swedish immigrants, who made their home in Stillwater, Minnesota.She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and 9 siblings.Survived by daughters Judy Goodman (Bob), Austin TX, grandson Brian Goodman of Austin TX, Ginger Miller (Art) of St. George UT, grandsons Jake Frisch...
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Rosemarie Pumilia Petty

November 29, 1939 - October 5, 2016

Gregarious, plainspoken, warm, generous, kind-hearted and open-minded are just some of the words to describe Rosemarie Pumilia Petty. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Rosemarie Pumilia Petty on October 5, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 76 years young.Rosemarie was a native Texan, and very proud of her Sicilian heritage. She attained a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and completed some...
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Aaron Christopher Hart

February 8, 1982 - September 22, 2016

Aaron Christopher Hart, 34, of , Austin, Tx. Passed away on September 22, 2016. He was born in Gloucester, Ma. on Feb. 8, 1982.Aaron graduated from Gloucester High School in 2000. He attended North Shore Community College, Beverly, Ma and Austin Community College. Aaron was a Certified Pega Business Architect. He worked at Dell, Apple, Cooper Consultants and most recently for Infosys Limited as...
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Charlene Elizabeth Whipple

December 12, 1976 - September 8, 2016

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Bok Nim Buckland

February 15, 1933 - September 8, 2016

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Joan Marie Bryant

June 15, 1934 - September 1, 2016

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Kristi Lynn Harrison

February 19, 1970 - August 28, 2016

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Sherry Rose Trommer

September 8, 1952 - August 26, 2016

Sherry Rose Trommer, age 63, of Georgetown, Texas died August 26, 2016 in the comfortable surroundings of Hospice Austin's Christopher House where she was a resident her last two days.Sherry Rose was born in Emporia, Kansas where she graduated from Emporia High School in 1970. She graduated from Emporia State University, then Kansas State Teachers' College, with a Bachelor of Science in...
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Rose Frieda Beran

February 9, 1930 - August 25, 2016

Rose Frieda (Prilucik) Beran passed on August 25, 2016, in Austin, Texas.Rose was born on February 9, 1930, in New York City, New York, to Matthew and Hermine Prilucik. After growing up in the Bronx, she went to Hunter College. After graduating, Rose took a civil service job and moved to Japan where she met her true love, John Beran. John and Rose married in 1955 and enjoyed a military life. ...
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Julia I. Juhl

March 13, 1925 - August 25, 2016

Julia Idonis Lancaster Juhl, 91, in Austin, Texas, passed away on August 25, 2016. She was a gifted seamstress, prize winning quilter, baker of taste sensations, voracious reader and crafter who filled her home with objects both elegant and useful. Her creative abilities were astounding. Her eye for color impressive. Her stitching expert. Raised in rural Tennessee, Julia was the only one of...
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Robert J. Cassidy

April 3, 1944 - August 22, 2016

Father Robert J. Cassidy was born on April 3, 1944 in Waukon, Iowa. Son of James R. Cassidy, a naval officer for over 20 years, Bob spent his youth growing up at various naval base locations. He grew in faith and by high school had already received the call for priesthood. It did take Bob a while to discover his true mission in life and that was to be a Chaplin at St. Joseph's Hospital in...
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Thomas Pearson

March 17, 1929 - August 22, 2016

Thomas Milton Pearson, age 87, passed away August 22, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at the Christopher House in Austin, Texas. T.M. (Thomas) was born March 17, 1929 in Leander, Texas to Ola Jane (Bonnet) and Thomas Monroe Pearson.T. M. Pearson attended Leander Schools. He married the love of his life 68 wonderful years ago on June 4, 1948. During that time, T.M. and Dotty lost two...
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Francis Earl Brandon

August 10, 1932 - August 20, 2016

Col. Francis Earl Brandon Jr., USAF (ret) made final approach and passed away peacefully on August 20, 2016, at home in Austin, surrounded by his loving family. Now that's how it's done. Born to Alvira and Francis E. Brandon in Syracuse, NY, during the Great Depression, Frank was a warrior, an Air Force Fighter jock - the best of the best - as well as a leader and commander. Father of four,...
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Dolores J. Nelson

September 19, 1930 - August 16, 2016

Dolores Houger Nelson, born 9-19-1930 in Akron OH, was the wife of John Nelson (deceased). Survived by daughter Sandra Harrigan, son-in-law Mike Harrigan, son David Nelson, daughter in law Kathy. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren: Lauren Hinson, Haley Harrigan, Page Nelson, Lydia Nelson.She was married to her husband John for over 50 years. She achieved her masters degree from Arizona State...
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Marian Romaine Riggles

March 12, 1922 - August 16, 2016

Marian Romaine (Stephens) Riggles, 94, of Austin, Texas passed peacefully to be with Jesus on August 16, 2016 at home under the loving care of her daughter and son-in-law.Marian was born March 12, 1922, in Perry County, Pennsylvania to the late Arthur Garfield Stephens and Zella Merle (Reisinger) Stephens, the youngest of their four children.She graduated from Millerstown High School in 1938 then...
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Clarence Bruce Ehly

September 28, 1940 - August 15, 2016

Clarence Bruce Ehly was born on Sept. 28, 1940 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey to Kenneth Ehly and Kathleen Penders Ehly. He graduated from Lafayette College with a BA in Geology in 1962. He received his MA in Economics and Finance in 1976. Bruce began an Air Force career in 1962 which lasted 27 years until his retirement from Bergstrom AFB in 1989. From then until 2007 he was an airport planner...
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Barbara Harrison McCarty

March 17, 1950 - August 14, 2016

Barbara Ann Harrison McCarty passed away on August 14, 2016 at 12:33 AM in Round Rock, TX. The viewing visitation will be on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6:00pm, followed by a Rosary at 7:00pm. The memorial service will be Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 3:00pm, officiated by Pastor Michael Wright. Both services will be at Cook-Walden Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin,...
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Hope Margaret Aichelman

December 17, 1920 - August 10, 2016

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Gertrude M. Schieffer

August 21, 1920 - August 9, 2016

Gertrude Marie Sappington SchiefferGertrude Schieffer passed away peacefully on August 9, 2016 at her home at Cedar Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center. She was almost 96 years old.She was born August 21,1920 in Austin, Texas. Gertrude lived her whole life in Austin, until the last few years in nearby Cedar Park.Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, Laurence Schieffer, in 1988. ...
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Dean O'Connell Whitehead

April 5, 1989 - August 6, 2016

Dean O'Connell Whitehead , age 27, passed away unexpectedly on August 6, 2016, in Houston Texas. Dean was born on April 5, 1989, in Lafayette, LA. He graduated from Anderson High School in Austin, Texas in 2007, and went on to graduate from Texas State University with a degree in Construction Technology. Dean was currently employed with Barnhart Crane and Rigging in Houston, TX, as a...
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John F. Mc Gilligan

August 9, 1944 - August 5, 2016

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Jim Wesley Nelson

January 14, 1950 - August 4, 2016

Jim Wesley Nelson, 66, of Austin, Texas, passed away on August 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas, surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, August 7, 2016, at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills, at 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, Texas. Jim was born in Lufkin, Texas, to John Nelson and Ruby Hill on January 14, 1950. Jim worked for many years driving trucks and operating...
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Sulja Bible

April 6, 1933 - July 31, 2016

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Ann Curtis Cook

August 11, 1945 - July 28, 2016

Ann Curtis Cook (Anna), 70, left her loving family and friends on July 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Ann was born into this world on August 11, 1945, in London, England, as a war baby to an English mother and an American father. Shortly thereafter, she was adopted by her loving Welsh parents Lily May and Cyril Pryce. Ann was brought up in south Wales, forever proud of her Welsh upbringing,...
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Stacey Karal Renka

August 13, 1960 - July 23, 2016

Stacey Karal Renka, aged 55, our beloved wife, mother, and sister, passed away in her sleep on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 while on a trip with her family to visit with her brothers and their families at Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas. Stacey was born in Livonia, Michigan on August 13th, 1960, the fourth of five children and only daughter to Melvin John Abele and Frances Virginia Abele. The family...
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Billy G. Miller

May 18, 1932 - July 23, 2016

Billy G. Miller 84, of Cedar Park, Texas went to be with our Heavenly Father on Saturday, July 23, 2016. A loving husband, Daddy, grandfather great grandfather. He started as a young MP in the army, then continued his career as a state trooper for 22 years and 7 years as a State Capital Police Officer. He was the co-owner of B & B Creative Wood Products with his wife Billie S. Miller. He...
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Imunique Duley

February 21, 2012 - July 20, 2016

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Patricia J. Rock

August 16, 1930 - July 18, 2016

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Merl Douglas Jackman

November 12, 1951 - July 15, 2016

Merl Douglas Jackman, 64, a long time resident and optometrist in Austin, passed away on July 15, 2016 at St. David's North Austin Medical Center. Dr. Jackman was born in French Lick, Indiana, on November 12, 1951. He married his high school sweetheart, Deborah Knabel, on January 2, 2010 and together they have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.Dr. Jackman loved his work as an optometrist, his...
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Patricia A. Hanscom

March 14, 1933 - July 13, 2016

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Dora Emma Turner

August 20, 1922 - July 8, 2016

Dora Emma (Duncum) Turner August 20, 1922 - July 8 , 2016 1942. WW II. A single, 20 year-old young lady from Cameron, Texas, daughter of Orba O. and Nuell Sanders Duncum, boarded a train alone, for Washington, D.C. She was answering the call for clerical staff at the "War Department". Indeed, an independent and most patriotic young woman. Later, back home in Texas and...
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John L. Hanson

August 22, 1931 - July 6, 2016

John Leroy Hanson passed away at home on July 6, 2016, at the age of 84. He was born August 22, 1931 in Minneapolis Minnesota. He was happily married to his wife Joan for 65 years and together they had 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. John was always very proud of his family and they were the center of his life. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great...
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Rachel Mary Weightman

September 8, 1927 - July 6, 2016

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Hazel Maxine Knowlton

April 5, 1929 - July 1, 2016

Hazel Maxine Knowlton, 87, passed away in Cedar Park, Texas, on July 1, 2016. Her loving husband of 69 years was by her side.Hazel was born on April 5, 1929, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Ida and John Walters. She married her one and only, Billy Carl 'BC' Knowlton, in Houston, Texas, on August 17, 1947.Hazel loved to make others laugh and feel special. Many will remember the annual activities at...
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Mary Joan Ross

December 12, 1930 - June 26, 2016

Jo, 85, was born on December 12, 1930 In Blackwater, Missouri. She died on June 26, 2016. Jo was the 10th of 12 children. She loved being from a large family, 9 brothers and 2 sisters. Jo grew up in Searcy, Arkansas during the depression. The large family and the depression were to form her into what she was the rest of her life, FRUGAL! We all have our stories of that frugality, which Indeed...
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Ann M. Callaghan

November 2, 1930 - June 25, 2016

Ann Nolan Callaghan, 85, passed away June 25th, 2016 in Austin TX. She was born in Marshalltown IA, the oldest child of William and Velasta Nolan. Ann was a graduate of St Mary's High School, and later graduated from Marycrest College in Davenport IA with a degree in Chemistry.After college, Ann worked in hospital labs in Davenport and Marshalltown as a medical technologist. In 1957, she...
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Paul A. Zabor

December 17, 1955 - June 24, 2016

Age 60, of Austin, passed away on June 24, 2016 at home under the care of Hospice Austin, with his wife by his side. Paul Zabor was self-employed for 31 years as owner and mechanic of Zabor's Motorcycle Repair. Those who knew Paul respected and loved him for his honesty and hard work. He was as tough as they come, a trait he proved time and again throughout his hard battle against cancer. Paul...
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Erma M. Warhus

September 21, 1914 - June 24, 2016

Erma Marie Warhus (nee Fish) passed away peacefully on the morning of June 24, 2016 at her home in Austin, TX in the company of loved ones as her daughter held her hand. She was 101 years and 9 months old. She was born in Buffalo, NY and lived most of her life in East Aurora, NY. Erma was the daughter of the late Earl and Susan (Ryan) Fish. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband,...
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Carole R. Murchison

September 3, 1933 - June 23, 2016

Carole Rains Murchison reached the end of a long life, peacefully in her sleep, on Thursday June 23, 2016. She was a beloved wife and mother. Carole was born on September 3, 1933 to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rains in Waco, Texas. She lived most of her life in Austin, Texas and was a graduate of Austin High in 1951. Along with her husband of 41 years, the late John C. Murchison, she adopted two boys,...
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Charles P. Chenault,

July 22, 1944 - June 22, 2016

Charles Polk Chenault III of Austin, TX, 71, was born July 22, 1944 and went home to be with his Lord on June 22, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.He grew up in Gonzales, TX and lived there until enlisting in the Air Force and serving in Vietnam. He continued service to his country by joining the Air National Guard, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. During this time he worked as an electrical...
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Belinda Gann Boyd

July 5, 1949 - June 20, 2016

Eva Belinda Gann Boyd passed away the morning of June 20, 2016.She is survived by husband Edward Terry Boyd, her children Tony and Kara Sanchez, and Nicole Meiser and four grandchildren. Belinda is preceded in death by her parents Judge and Mrs. Richard V. Gann. Viewing is to be held at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills at 9700 Anderson Mill Road from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, June 23,...
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Gerald Lee Schneider

January 22, 1932 - June 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin, TX.
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Paul L. Lawrence

February 14, 1945 - June 18, 2016

Paul L. Lawrence, 71, cherished husband for 45 years of Camvan T. Lawrence (Vanessa), passed away on June 18, 2016 in Lakeway, Texas after a long illness.Born in South Bend, Indiana he was the son of Paul and Dorothy Lawrence. Paul graduated from John Adams High School and enlisted in the Navy in 1963. Later upon leaving the Navy he enlisted in the Army retiring on December 31, 1984. He graduated...
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Lamonte Y. Ross

December 17, 1941 - June 15, 2016

Lamonte Y. Ross, 74, died on June 15, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Lamonte was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama where she grew to love horses and dogs. She was an avid reader, belonging to several book clubs, and worked part time in a used book store. She loved to cook and was a member of a cookbook club. She was an active member of Austin's Junior Forum contributing to the annual Christmas...
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Joyce Joyce Griffith

March 5, 1925 - June 9, 2016

Jessie Joyce Griffith passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Cedar Park, Texas. Joyce was born on March 5, 1925 at Parker County in Dennis, Texas to Minnie Emily (Musick) and Jesse James Whitmore, one of seven siblings. Growing up during the Great Depression era, her family moved to Greggton, Texas in the early 1940's. It was in Greggton that she met married the love of her life T.W. Griffith....
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Ollie Mae Gebert

February 14, 1932 - June 9, 2016

Ollie Mae Sampier Gebert, age 84, died Thursday, June 9, 2016 peacefully at her home in Austin, Texas.Ollie graduated from Austin High School in 1949. She worked as a florist at Belding Flower Shop for several years. She was a stay-home Mom until she began working at the Internal Revenue Service until her retirement.Preceding Ollie in death was her husband, Wilton Gebert; one son, Denver Gebert...
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Helen Ann Duet

August 10, 1940 - June 5, 2016

Helen Ann (Hebert) Duet was born on August 10, 1940 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated West Jefferson High School in 1959. She married her High School sweetheart, Morris J. Duet on February 5, 1959.Helen grew up in Southern Louisiana. After her marriage she lived extensively across the United States and Europe. She eventually settled in Central Texas where she lived until she passed on...
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Judith Barbara Chaplin

June 21, 1937 - May 26, 2016

Judith Barbara Chaplin, dedicated wife, beloved mother and devoted grandmother, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016.Judith Barbara Bachelor, only child of Floyd and Marie Bachelor, was born June 21, 1937, in Kansas City, Kansas. Judith graduated from Arkansas City High School. Judith married John Chaplin on April 8, 1956. After moving to Irving, Texas, in 1956, John and Judith raised 4 children...
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William Marion Brumley

October 23, 1928 - May 21, 2016

William M. "W.M." Brumley, Jr. passed away in Austin, Texas on May 21st at the age of 87.W.M. Is predeceased by his father, W.M. Brumley, mother Novis Elizabeth Brumley, and brother, Billie Gene Brumley.W.M. is survived by his loving wife Jean of 66 years.W.M. is lovingly remembered by his children; Fred and David, daughter in law, Patrice and grandson Garrett, along with his brother Max Dale and...
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Martin L. McCarley, Jr.

April 20, 1932 - May 15, 2016

Major Martin Lloyd McCarley Jr, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on May 15th, 2016,in Austin, Texas. Born to Martin Lloyd Sr and Mildred Myrtis McCarley in Columbia, South Carolina on April 20th, 1932, he had celebrated his recent 84th birthday. As a man who has a relationship with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we know that his time on earth is not an end, but a beginning...
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Philip Joseph Sullivan

March 19, 1940 - May 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin, TX.
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John Bernard Darnaby

December 6, 1937 - May 12, 2016

John Bernard Darnaby, age 78 died on May 12,2016. He was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Darnaby, father John Ed Darnaby and sister Pat Royce, all of Lexington, KY. John retired from IBM in 1982, and after a brief stint of retirement he went to work for Louis Shanks of Austin for 10+ years, where he dearly loved his co-workers. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Betty Darnaby, his...
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John Lyle Travis Moran

September 24, 1939 - May 11, 2016

John Lyle Travis Moran passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, May 11, 2016. He was born in Grafton, ND on September 24, 1939, son of the late James L. Moran and Eileen F. Olson.He grew up in North Dakota and graduated from St. James High School in 1957. John graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He...
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LaVaughn Thomas Fisher

July 20, 1929 - May 11, 2016

LaVaughn Thomas "Tom" Fisher passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in Austin Texas, at the age of 86. Tom is survived by his sons, Tommy and wife Kimberly, Bryan and wife Jane, Mike and wife Denise, daughter, Lydia Fisher Terry, twelve grand-children, Joshua, Courtney, and Erin Fisher, Bryce and Payne Nowak, Katie and Jake Fisher, Hillary Olson Hawkins, Drew, Luke, and Gracie Terry,...
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Ronald David Johnson

January 10, 1947 - May 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin, TX.
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Linda Dianne Worth DeLeon

March 4, 1950 - May 8, 2016

Linda Worth-DeLeon has gone to be home with our Lord. She is now with her father,David Worth and her mother, Mary Worth. She is also now with her 3 sons, Jeffery,Leo & James Worth, and 1 brother David Worth.Linda started her beautiful life journey on March 4,1950. She was born in Chicago, IL, where she grew up with her 3 sisters and 2 brothers and parents.Linda is survived by 4 beautiful...
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Marilyn Elizabeth Rank

June 2, 1922 - May 2, 2016

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