Our Obituaries

Julia I. Juhl

March 13, 1925 - August 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 16, 1930 - July 18, 2016

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

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

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin, TX.
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Hazel M. 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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Sandra Pauline Valentine

February 3, 1928 - May 2, 2016

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Alice Lorraine Smith

March 2, 1925 - April 29, 2016

Alice Lorraine Smith passed away peacefully April 29, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the age of 91. Alice Sondag, daughter of Anna Groll and Joseph Sondag, was born in St. Louis, Missouri where she grew up with her brothers - Raymond, Cyril, Oliver, Gilbert - and sister, Bernice. She graduated from Rosati-Kain High School in 1943. Alice was active in the USO during WWII, and moved to Los Angeles...
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Helmut Wilhelm Sauer

August 12, 1936 - April 25, 2016

Born August 12, 1936 to Walter and Klara (Klein) Sauer in Kassel, Germany Helmut Wilhelm Sauer grew up in Rotenburg/Fulda. He passed away at Colonial Gardens in Austin, Texas on April 25, 2016 with his wife and daughters by his side. A man of science who valued learning, he earned his Ph.D. from Phillips University in Marburg, Germany before completing postdoctoral work at the McArdle...
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Ann Marie Seibel

April 29, 1918 - April 22, 2016

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

November 26, 1931 - April 18, 2016

R. Don May, 84 , of Austin, passed away on April 18, 2016. In respect of his requests, no visitation or services will be held.Don was born on November 26, 1931, in Knoxville, IA. He was the son of Bill May and Mary Stout May. He married his high school sweetheart, JoAnn Simpson in July 1949 in Knoxville. They lived in Des Moines, IA for a number of years, while raising their two daughters and...
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John William Kern

December 16, 1930 - April 16, 2016

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

May 16, 1936 - April 14, 2016

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Robert Spencer Cocchiarella

May 20, 1956 - April 13, 2016

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

August 2, 1954 - April 13, 2016

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James Samuel Swartz

October 20, 1946 - April 9, 2016

Age 69 was born October 20, 1946 in Hart, Michigan passed away on Saturday April 9, 2016 in Leander, Texas where he lived with his family for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry DeForest Swartz, Famie Swartz, his Brother John Swartz and Brother in law Willie Brewer.He is survived by his wife Mollie Swartz 48 Years of marriage, Daughter Angela Swartz, Daughter Jennifer and...
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Anthony R. DeMayo

January 23, 1938 - April 3, 2016

Anthony Richard DeMayo, or affectionally called "Richie" or "Tony", was a force of nature. His charm and disposition was simply unavoidable, and he was loved by everyone he came into contact with. What's not to love about him? Never in your life could you have met a more kind, fun-loving, and gentle human being. Anthony was born on January 23, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, to an Italian family. ...
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Mason Brock

September 5, 1990 - April 1, 2016

Mason Brock was born September 5, 1990 in Austin, Texas. He passed away on April 1, 2016 in Leander, Texas.Mason was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Doreen Brock; his maternal grandparents Miley and Gladys Grant; and his paternal grandparents Worley and Shirley Brock. He is survived by his sister and brother in law Heather and Eric Camp and nephew Trevor Camp; his brother Mitchell...
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Bernadine Agnes Coughlin

February 15, 1923 - March 28, 2016

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Katherine ROQUEMORE

March 29, 1923 - March 21, 2016

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Clifford Herbert Martin

January 5, 1925 - March 13, 2016

Clifford (Pete) Herbert Martin, 91, of Leander, Texas, passed away on March 13, 2016 peacefully at Seton Williamson in Round Rock, Texas. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Road. Burial will follow the funeral at Bagdad Cemetery in Leander. Visitation will be held 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Saturday,...
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Robert Anthony Souder

May 17, 1951 - March 3, 2016

Robert Anthony Souder, 64, passed away on March 3rd 2016 at Seton Medical Center in Austin, TX. He was born on May 5th, 1951 in Mercedes, TX to Ray and Mary Souder.Bobby grew up in Brownsville, TX. He graduated from Brownsville High School in in 1969. After high school he moved to Houston to start his life. He joined the Air Force September 21st, 1971 where he served this country for 25 years in...
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Ruth Hausler Miller Graves

April 20, 1929 - February 28, 2016

Ruth "Trudy" Hausler Miller Graves (86) passed on at sunrise Sunday, February 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas, where she was born and spent her early youth. A 6th generation Texan, Ruth moved to San Antonio with her parents, Nell and Alton E. Hausler, and graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1946, already an enthusiastic artist and musician. She was inspired to design her own clothing, and her...
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Thelma Irene Houston

November 4, 1939 - February 25, 2016

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Helene K. Wiele

July 15, 1932 - February 25, 2016

Helene Karoline Wiele (nee' Zoerner), beloved mother and "Oma," passed away surrounded by her loving family on February 25, 2016 after a valiant struggle with heart disease. She was born on July 15, 1932 in Bad Elster, Germany and spent her childhood in the town of Asch in the Sudetenland. Following the end of the Second World War and the death of her father, she and her family left their home...
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Eva Elena Brandimarte

March 29, 1924 - February 24, 2016

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

March 19, 1965 - February 23, 2016

Our beloved Murray H. Wheeler, age 50, died February 23, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Murray was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from Lake Highlands High School, Dallas, Texas, in the top 10 of his class. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He recently received PMP certification. Murray was a self taught guru of...
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Howard Kovner

July 20, 1935 - February 22, 2016

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

October 22, 1942 - February 22, 2016

Linda Beth Bylander, 73, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 22, at St. David's Round Rock Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. Born in Urbana, Ill. to Nathan and Anne Newmark, Linda graduated from Wellesley College in 1963 majoring in zoology, and earned a doctorate degree from New York University in 1970 specializing in hematology. She was a fellow of the American Cancer Society doing cancer research...
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Stephen Robert Pfeffer

March 12, 1946 - February 18, 2016

Stephen R. Pfeffer passed to eternal life February 18, 2016 after a lengthy and courageous battle with complications from surgery that severely damaged his lungs. Stephen was born March 12, 1946 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Margaret and Robert Pfeffer.Stephen is survived by his cherished wife, Janet, devoted step-son Tim Leeth, and step daughter, Leslie Leeth. Stephen is also survived by...
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Iva Dean Jackson

May 3, 1924 - February 15, 2016

Iva Dean Jackson, age 91, passed away at her home on beautiful Lake Buchanan on Feb. 15, 2016. She was born May 3, 1924 in Peacock, Texas to Arthur and Nancy Eades. She was a member of the Baptist faith.She was an only child who grew up in a devoted and loving family, firmly rooted in the Christian faith, which guided her throughout her life. She dearly loved her family and her greatest...
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Paul Simpson

October 6, 1926 - February 10, 2016

Paul Simpson went home to the Lord on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Austin, Texas while surrounded by his family. To the loving union of Henry & Mary Bell Simpson, Paul was born in Saylor, Kentucky on October 6, 1926.Paul is survived by his beautiful wife of 68 years Myrtle Simpson, sisters Beatrice Brock, Etta Brock, Vina Brock and Faye Nolan. His Sons: Roger Simpson, wife Ginny, Doug...
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Emma Ruth Holt

December 19, 1925 - February 9, 2016

Emma Ruth Law Holt passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at her home in Round Rock, TX due to complications from congestive heart failure. Her daughter, Linda, was at her side. Born in Omaha, TX on Dec. 19, 1925, to James P. and Eula Law, her family moved to Lufkin, TX when she was 14 years old. She was a graduate of Lufkin High School where she met the love of her life, Si Holt. He joined...
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Kenneth H. Cook

November 24, 1924 - January 27, 2016

Kenneth Cook passed away on January 27, 2016 and was survived by his loving family. Ken served in the Navy in World War 2. He attended the University of Texas in Austin and later, met & married Mary Heflin in Plainview TX. They were married June 1, 1950, for 65 wonderful years. Ken owned & operated Cook Advertising Specialties for 45 years. He later opened another business, Cook...
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Rafael Hinojosa

December 15, 1933 - January 24, 2016

Rafael Hinojosa, Jr. was born on December 15, 1933 in Hebbronville, Texas, and passed away on January 24, 2016 at the age of 82 in Lago Vista, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents Rafael Hinojosa and Maria Gorena Hinojosa. He is survived by his wife Maria Adela Hinojosa , sons Rafael (Sonny) (Evie), John (Denise), Rick (Xann), Michael (Megan) and daughters Veronica (Angelina), and...
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Carcelle W. Boyett

July 3, 1933 - January 22, 2016

Carcelle Wilbanks Boyett was born on July 3, 1933, in Weatherford, Texas, and passed away peacefully at her home in Austin, Texas on January 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlos and Gladys Wilbanks, her brother Randy Wilbanks, and her son John Boyett.Carcelle attended the University of Texas and became a beautician shortly thereafter. She married the love of her life, George...
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Richard Lee Banta

July 9, 1933 - January 18, 2016

Richard Lee Banta was born July 9, 1933, in Washington, Indiana, and passed away January 18, 2016 in Round Rock, Texas.Richard Lee Banta passed away on Monday after a long battle with heart disease . Richard is survived by his wife Carol Banta, 8 children, Mark Banta, Charles Banta, Jeffery Banta, Tonia Hollen, Christopher Banta, Kevin Banta, Cheri Ramirez and Thomas Banta, 19 Grandchildren and...
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James Kenneth Ray

October 12, 1958 - January 16, 2016


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Travis Nobles Sprinkle

October 10, 1984 - January 15, 2016

Travis Nobles Sprinkle, age 31, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Lakeway Regional Medical Center, with his family at his side. He was born on October 10, 1984 in Austin, Texas three weeks early on the Wednesday before the Texas/ OU game, which kept his father from attending. (Thanks goodness as it rained and the teams finished the game tied.)Travis was a 2003 graduate of Anderson High...
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Katherine Nora Snodgrass

June 27, 1993 - January 6, 2016


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Katherine Kenneth Snodgrass, Jr.

June 27, 1993 - January 6, 2016

Katherine (Katie) Nora Snodgrass, 22 years old, was taken suddenly from this world on January 6, 2016. Though her life was short, she lived it fully, was loved dearly and will be greatly missed. Katie was born on June 27th, 1993 in Littleton, Colorado. She is the beloved daughter of Clark and Beth Snodgrass. A loving and close-knit family, Katie is survived by her parents, Clark and Beth...
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Jack Wayne Rusch

January 19, 1936 - January 6, 2016

Jack Wayne Rusch entered into eternity with our Lord Jesus Christ, Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 in Round Rock, Texas. He was just days short of his 80th birthday. Jack moved to Austin with his wife, Karon of 54 years, in 2013 from Houston, Texas, where he grew up. Jack attended Spring Branch High School and served three years in the Army after graduation. He served two of those years in...
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Alice F. Sparks

September 14, 1944 - January 4, 2016

Alice Sparks went home to the Lord on Monday, January 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas surrounded with family and friends. Alice fought an 8 year battle with cancer. To the loving union of Russell V. Key and Irene L. Rogers Key, Alice was born in Tonopah, NV on September 14, 1944."For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with...
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Claudia J. Powell

June 16, 1951 - December 24, 2015

Claudia Jean Powell, 64, passed away on Thursday, December 24th at 3:33am after a 3 month battle with cancer; she was surrounded by love and family at the time of her passing. Claudia was born on June 16th, 1951 in Tampa, Fl second daughter to Herman Richard and Helen Richard. She grew up living in many cities as her father was in the military. She moved to Austin in 1979 to work for Tandem...
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Elizabeth Bastress

September 13, 1936 - December 22, 2015


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Chloe Thorp Laugherty

March 26, 1916 - December 19, 2015

On December 19, 2015 at the age of 99, Chloe Thorp Laugherty's journey ended here on earth.. She was born on March 26, 1916 in Blanket, Texas to Annie and Leonard Bird. Chloe grew up in Blanket, among two brothers and one sister. Tragically another sister Gladys died before Chloe was born. Chloe attended Howard Payne University and received the honor of Best All Around Athlete. She was also a...
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Edward Arnold Halter

September 4, 1939 - December 19, 2015

Edward Arnold Halter, a longtime resident of Austin, Texas passed away at the age of 76 on December 18, 2015. Born to Alma Marie (Evers) and Robert Relf Halter in Amarillo, Texas on September 4th, 1939. He was born the oldest of nine children. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served in active service for six months, followed by two years in the...
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Annette Ellington

May 9, 1942 - December 13, 2015


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Gordon Keyes Binns

November 27, 1966 - December 7, 2015


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Neal Neal Hudson

November 3, 1935 - December 6, 2015

Edwin Neal Hudson passed away December 6, 2015 at Seton Medical Center Williamson.Neal was born in Travis County November 3, 1935. He married Frances Holmes in 1956 with whom he had 3 children. Nothing was more important to Neal than his family. He served in the Air Force for 9 years, and then settled back on a family property with his parents and brothers. He worked with his brothers laying...
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Virginia Smith

July 20, 1920 - November 26, 2015

Virginia Evelyn Whetstine was born July 20, 1920, in Marysville, Kansas, to Sylvester Benjamin ("Vess") Whetstine and Viva Irene Davis. When Virginia was two years old, the family moved to her mother's hometown of Clarks, Nebraska, where her father became a barber, working alongside her maternal grandfather in his barber shop. Virginia's sister, Margaret, was born in October 1924...
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Thomas Kenneth Cassutt

November 23, 1917 - November 24, 2015


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Phil Liberty

February 18, 1940 - November 19, 2015

Phil Liberty 75, died unexpectedly on Thursday November 19, 2015. Phil was born in Fall City, Nebraska, he spent his childhood in Wichita, Kansas, and called Austin, Texas his home. Phil went to college at St Edward's in Austin, Texas and received his Masters in Business Administration. He served in the United States Navy from 1959-1963 as part of the Seventh Fleet.Phil started working for IBM...
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Virginia McLean Little

January 2, 1924 - November 19, 2015


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John M. ZARIFIS

April 9, 1926 - November 18, 2015


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Lenora Joanne Scott

February 19, 1934 - November 17, 2015


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Timothy D. Faulhaber

August 30, 1978 - November 9, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Timothy D. Faulhaber of Cedar Park, TX. Timothy was born August 30, 1978 in Dickinson, North Dakota and he died unexpectedly November 9, 2015 at the age of 37. Tim graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2002. He served his country in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2004. He was honorably discharged from...
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Lillian Laughlin

May 15, 1938 - November 5, 2015

On Thursday, November 5, 2015, we lost the beloved matriarch of our wonderful family, Lillian Burne Laughlin. Lillian was more affectionately known to her children and grandchildren as "Mother" and "Nana", and to others as "Billie". Lillian was born on May 15, 1938 in Fountain City, Tennessee to George Burne Smith and Julia Frances Cooper Smith. Lillian met her husband, Bruce, in Wichita,...
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