Our Obituaries

Vina LuDale Bloder

August 21, 1944 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Jose Garza Rodriguez

January 13, 1943 - October 20, 2017

Jose (Joe) G. Rodriguez Jr., age 74, of Del Rio, Texas passed away on Friday morning, October 20th 2017 in Austin, TX. Born January 13, 1943, in Del Rio, Texas, he was the son of the late Jose H. Rodriguez Sr. and Juanita (Garza) Rodriguez.He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Celia Tovar Rodriguez along with his five children; Antonio Esteban Rodriguez of Del Rio, TX, Juanita Guadalupe...
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Daniel McCleskey Hinton

April 25, 1957 - October 19, 2017

Our beloved Daniel McCleskey Hinton, 60, passed on from this life on October 19, 2017. He was born in Chattanooga, TN to parents Guy Bell and Mary McCleskey Hinton on April 25, 1957. He grew up in Chattanooga before moving to Johnson City, TN where he attended East Tennessee State University and made lifelong friendships. He and his friends formed the band, Steddy Eddy, and they enjoyed many...
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Marion Agnes Cyr

September 11, 1939 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Maggie Qualls Kincheloe

August 2, 1925 - October 17, 2017

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Thomas Henry Musgrove

November 6, 1940 - October 17, 2017

Thomas Henry Musgrove, 76, of Avinger, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born in Sanger, California, to Marion and Dovie Musgrove, and he lived most of his life in Texas.For many years, Henry was a machinist, and later in his life became a machinist supervisor. He was also a 32nd degree Mason for 40+ years. In his retirement, he enjoyed bass fishing, watching football,...
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Theodore James Pear

October 3, 2017 - October 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Mark Edward Latta

March 15, 1941 - October 7, 2017

Mark Latta passed away Oct 7, 2017, after a 53 year battle with Type I Diabetes. He faced many obstacles with his sickness but always persevered. He walked 5 - 6 miles daily as part of his maintenance program.Mark was honored in 2015 with the Lilly Diabetes Journey Award for his 50 years success with being a Type I Diabetic. He served in the Navy and was on Subs going to Hawaii, Scotland,...
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Linda Louisa Boukercha

May 21, 1985 - October 6, 2017

While it is possible to receive good counsel from a wide circle of family and friends, few could do it with the skill and aptitude of Linda Louisa Boukercha. She had a true talent for helping others reach their full potential and brought out the best in those who sought her help. Linda was a forward-looking woman whose personality was filled with empathy toward everyone she met. She could be...
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Alejandro Lizarraga

July 3, 1997 - October 5, 2017

Alejandro "Alex" Valencia Lizarraga was born on July 3, 1997 in Austin, Texas. He passed away on October 5th, 2017 at the age of 20. Alex attended Montessori School of the Epiphany, Pease Elementary, and O. Henry Middle School. He graduated from Austin High School in 2015. Alex went on to attend Texas State University where he was active in Our Lady of Wisdom's Catholic Student Organization and...
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Cheryl Marie Watrobka

February 13, 1946 - October 4, 2017

Cheryl Marie Watrobka, 71, passed away on October 4, 2017 in Austin, Texas after a long, courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born on February 13, 1946 in Chicago Illinois to Chester Joseph Watrobka and Josephine Charlotte Wojciehowski Watrobka.Cheryl graduated from DD Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Illinois in 1964 and received her Bachelor of Science in Business...
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Gloria de la Cruz

November 20, 1944 - October 1, 2017

Gloria de la Cruz, 72, passed on to her heavenly home October 1, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Born in Mission and raised in Edinburg, Texas, Gloria graduated from Edinburg High School (Class of 1962) and obtained a degree in Speech & Communications from UTPA in 1971. Gloria's telecommunications career in the Bell system began in Kansas City and spanned 14 years, eventually moving her to Dallas. A...
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Sue LaVoyce Madden

September 4, 1931 - September 29, 2017

Sue LaVoyce Miller Madden was called to Heaven on September 29, 2017, at 5:37 p.m. with her loving family by her side at her home in Buda, Texas. Sue was born on September 4, 1931, in Edcouch, Texas, to Raymond Herman Miller and Esther Elizabeth (Scheideman) Miller. Sue graduated a year early from high school, married, and ran the office side of Madden Masonry, who built H-E-B stores and shopping...
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Michael Sylvester Prentice

August 16, 1957 - September 26, 2017

Michael Sylvester Prentice, 60, of Austin, Texas passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Michael was born on August 16, 1957, in Tucumcari, New Mexico to Sylvester Anthony Prentice and Frances Corine McDaniel.He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Truck Driver for Whole Foods.Michael is preceded in death by his parents. He will be...
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Hettie Gertrude Grantham

October 13, 1918 - September 26, 2017

Hettie Gertrude Cockerham Grantham, 98, of Austin, Texas, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in her home of 60 years. Hettie was born October 13, 1918, in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, John Lee Cockerham, mother, Ludie Jane Patman Cockerham, her husband of 43 years, Mayo Douglas Grantham, her brothers, J.T. Cockerham, Herman Cockerham, and Ardrus Cockerham...
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Debra Kay Abrams

September 22, 1954 - September 24, 2017

Debra Kay (Moore) Abrams, 63, passed away the evening of September 24th after a 4-1/2 year fight with a rare interstitial lung disease. Born to Thelma (Farmer) and 'OH' Moore on September 22, 1954, in Houston, Texas, she spent her early years in Houston and Galveston before moving to Austin in the late 60's. In 1983, while working for the Travis County Department of Human Services she met the...
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Mary Adams Ward

March 10, 1920 - September 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Lola Jean Denham

April 11, 1927 - September 21, 2017

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George David Bulpitt

July 17, 1958 - September 21, 2017

George David Bulpitt, 59, of Austin, Texas, beloved husband, dad, brother and great friend, and coworker passed away Thursday, September 21st among family and friends. George suffered a heart attack while sleeping, Sunday, September 17th. George never regained consciousness. He left in peace.George was preceded in death by his mom, Carole Bulpitt and his favorite uncle, James 'Big Guy' White. ...
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Lola Jean Denham

April 11, 1927 - September 21, 2017

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, Jean Denham was received in the loving arms of her Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 90. She was born in Ridgway, CO on April 11, 1927, to Olive Weston Smith and William "Will" James Smith and grew up around Ouray and Montrose, Colorado during the Great Depression and WWII. While volunteering at the USO in Colorado Springs where she loved to dance, Jean met ...
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Stephen Edward Dean, Sr.

December 23, 1953 - September 17, 2017

Stephen Edward Dean Sr., flew into this world to the waiting arms of his loving parents, Lauretta Spike Dean and Byron W. Dean on December 23, 1953. His soul was swiftly & unexpectedly lifted up into the beautiful , pure light of God's grace presence on Sunday, September 17, 2017. He will forever be remembered as a man of compassion, honor, integrity, who deeply believed in the...
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Blake Andrew Owen

January 9, 1986 - September 17, 2017

Everyone loved Blake, from his infectious smile and hearty laugh to his uncanny sensitivity to helping others. He loved his wife, family, and friends more than imaginable. He was the youngest of the Owen "mafia" and even at age 5 when Blake talked, people listened. From his contagiously adventurous spirit and the power to light up the life of his wife, family, friends, and many others,...
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Janice Elaine Koss

December 28, 1941 - September 15, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.
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Janice Elaine Jelinek Koss

December 28, 1941 - September 15, 2017

Janice Elaine Koss, 75, of Austin, Texas, passed quietly on Friday morning, September 15, 2017, at St. David's Hospital, surrounded by the love of her family.Born in Brownsville, Texas, on December 28, 1941, Janice was the daughter of Robert and Gertie Jelinek. She grew up in Brownsville, and as a young woman, moved to Houston, Texas, where she was a manager at Southwestern Bell Telephone...
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Cornelia Robb Einsweiler

May 17, 1930 - September 13, 2017

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Guadalupe Granado Cuellar

September 28, 1932 - September 13, 2017

Guadalupe "Lupe" Cuellar, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in Austin, Texas. She is now dancing with her beloved Tino in heaven. She was born in Lockhart, Texas, on September 28, 1932. In her childhood years, she attended Navarro Elementary School in Lockhart, and she also spent time as a migrant worker in states such as Indiana, California, and Texas. After getting...
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Harvey B. Thorp

March 27, 1948 - September 12, 2017

Harvey B. Thorp, age 69, of Spicewood, Texas, passed away early Tuesday morning, September 12, 2017. Harvey was born in Austin, Texas, to Pascal B. Thorp and Annie B. Marsh Thorp. He graduated from William B. Travis High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army for 3 years. He was employed by Southwestern Bell/AT&T for 45 years.Harvey is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Troy...
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Frances A. Moore

August 5, 1920 - September 12, 2017

Frances Allen Moore passed away at the age of 97, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. She was born on August 5, 1920, to Eunice May McCallum Allen and Frank Augustus Allen in Garland, Texas, who owned a variety store in Celina, Texas where Frances grew up and attended public schools. She was born late in life to parents who adored and spoiled her and nurtured her artistic talents, along with an older...
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Patrick Daniel Meck

December 10, 1989 - September 11, 2017

Patrick Daniel Meck ,"Pat" , born December 10, 1989, in Dallas Texas, lost his long battle with addiction on September 11, 2017. While some will look at the bad associated with the disease, we ask that you focus on the good that Patrick brought to this world. Patrick grew up in Wimberley, Texas, where he lived up until he moved to Galveston, Texas in 2014. He loved to play sports, swimming in the...
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Yuan Xu

June 12, 1981 - September 10, 2017

Mrs. Yuan Xu, age 36, of Austin, TX, passed away September 10, 2017. The only daughter of Wenying Zhu and Youli Xu, Mrs. Yuan Xu was born June 13, 1981, in YangZhou, China. Mrs. Yuan served as senior software consultant in ATSEC after she got master degree of Computer Science with outstanding graduate student award from Texas State University in April 2014. She also holds master degree of...
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Robert R. Vallilee

July 2, 1934 - September 9, 2017

Robert Raymond Vallilee was called to be with The Lord peacefully on the morning of September 9, 2017, with his wife of fifty-six years, Marianne, by his side in his home in Austin, Texas. Bob's life began on July 2, 1934, in the small neighborhood of Tipperary Hill near Syracuse, New York. Born to Raymond and Mary Vallilee, he was one of five siblings with twin sister Barbara, sister Geraldine,...
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Tommy Roger Bishop

September 10, 1930 - September 7, 2017

Tommy Roger Bishop, age 86, was born on September 10, 1930, and passed away on September 7, 2017. Tom is survived by his sister, Kathy and sons, Mike and Jim. No services will be held.
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Shirley Ruth Chamberlain

July 3, 1927 - September 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Margaret Mary Edinburgh

June 30, 1930 - September 3, 2017

Margaret Mary Edinburgh, age 87, fondly known as Maggie, passed away at her home in Austin, Texas on Sunday, September 3, 2017 after a long illness. She was born on June 30, 1930, the third of the seven children of Raymond and Anna Tessier, who were raised on Bridge Street in Northampton, Massachusetts.She graduated from Northampton High School at the age of 16 and in the fall of 1946 entered the...
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Dale Allan Lear

April 13, 1951 - September 1, 2017

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Salvador Briones Macias

September 5, 1942 - August 31, 2017

Salvador Briones Macias Jr., 74, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017. He was born on September 5, 1942, to Salvador Briones Macias Sr., and Josephina Briones Macias in Pharr, Texas.He graduated from St. Edward's University with a Master's Degree in Public Administration. Salvador was a faithful member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and was proud to also...
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John Joseph Mullins, Jr.

May 1, 1937 - August 29, 2017

John Joseph (Jack) Mullins Jr. passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Jack was born in Connecticut to John and Florence Mullins. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joanne and his son Jeff.Surviving Jack is his dear sister Elaine Dube and her two sons Bob and Chris, Jack's children John and his wife Janet (Dripping Springs), Joellen and her husband Ron Meyeres (Austin),...
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Sandy Kaye Sterzing

December 21, 1943 - August 29, 2017

Mrs. Sandra Kaye Mosley Sterzing, a lifelong resident of Austin Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The daughter of Lucille V. Mosley and Robert B. Mosley, she was christened as a baby at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and confirmed at St. David's Episcopal Church both in Austin. Sandy was a 2nd generation Restaurateur, Real Estate Agent, and a devoted mother...
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Doris McGill Holden

September 9, 1925 - August 26, 2017

Doris McGill Holden was born in De Kalb, Texas on September 9, 1925 to Alva and Josie McGill.Doris was married to her high school sweetheart, William Abbott Holden Jr., for 63 years. Together, they raised two daughters, Reggie and Beth, and was loved by many from her church community through the years. She is survived by her two daughters, Reggie Wilson and Beth Kells and her spouse Barry Wilson;...
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Matthew Isaac Ramos

February 20, 1997 - August 23, 2017

Matthew Isaac Ramos, 20, relocated to Heaven on August 23, 2017, in his hometown of Austin, Texas.Matthew was born on February 20, 1997. Matthew was a creative soul with a passion for art. Although he appreciated all art forms, he was especially passionate for graffiti art. He recently expanded his skill set in screen printing and spent his time making shirts with his personal designs. He enjoyed...
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Claudette Levonne Young

April 27, 1934 - August 23, 2017

Long-time Austin resident Claudette Young was granted her angel wings on August 23, 2017.Claudette's final days were spent surrounded by loving family, and friends whom she had touched during her life.Claudette was born on April 27, 1934, to Claude and Roxie White in Texarkana, Texas. She married the love of her life George Young, and together they had one child - Lea Anne Young Bartee. After...
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Edward Loera

October 14, 1958 - August 22, 2017

Edward Loera, 58, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at St. David's South Austin Medical Center.Born in Austin, Texas on October 14, 1958, Edward began his career as a cab driver for disabled passengers and later started his own roofing company in 1989. He was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and Navy for more than 10 years. His last assignment was onboard the USS Saratoga.He loved...
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Shirley FASEL

September 5, 1945 - August 20, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.
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Ronald Gene Morrison

January 16, 1940 - August 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Donna Marie Hysick-Claeys

February 12, 1954 - August 20, 2017

Donna Marie Hysick-Claeys died Sunday, August 20th, after a battle with leukemia. She was loved very much by her husband, David, and her many family members and friends.Donna was born into a military family on February 12, 1954, the eldest of eight siblings. As a youngster she was happy to be a world traveler, living around the US and in France and Taiwan, eventually settling in Texas. Donna...
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Shirley Raye Fasel

September 5, 1945 - August 20, 2017

Shirley Raye Fasel, beloved wife, cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, and country dancer extraordinaire, left this life on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at the age of 71. She was born on Sept. 5, 1945, to Lieutenant Colonel Raymond McCullough and wife Dorothy in La Junta, Colorado. Together with her sister Dee and brother Lee, the family traveled extensively...
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Ronnie G. Smith

October 3, 1952 - August 19, 2017

Ronald "Ronnie" Glenn Smith, age 64, died on August 19, 2017, at his home in Austin, Texas. Ronnie was born in Luling, Texas, on October 3, 1952. As a child he lived in Fentress and Victoria. He graduated from Gregory-Portland High School in 1970. His years in Portland were when he made friends who remained central in his life. After high school, he became a journeyman electrician...
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Clara Delores Quijano

February 25, 1928 - August 18, 2017

Clara Quijano, aged 89, died peacefully on August 18, 2017, at Hill Country Care Nursing Home in Dripping Springs, Texas. Clara was born February 25, 1928, in El Reno, Oklahoma, the daughter of Candido and Petra Ortega. As an adolescent, Clara and her siblings moved to Mexico City, Mexico. Clara taught English to others while learning to speak Spanish. Consequently, she became fluent in both...
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Aurora Martinez Saldivar

August 6, 1926 - August 18, 2017

Aurora Martinez Saldivar beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, in Austin, Texas. She had just celebrated 91 years on this earth.Aurora was born August 6, 1926, in Poth, Texas, to Lionides and Juanita Galvan Martinez. It wasn't long before she fell in love and married the late great Miguel Saldivar on Christmas...
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Charles Carroll Chambers

January 5, 1960 - August 16, 2017

When he lived in Acapulco, Mexico, in the late 1960's, seven-year-old Charles Chambers was known as "The Littlest Matador." Outfitted in a tiny black toreador ensemble, he swirled a red cape before young bulls at the local corrida. During that time, Charles was also a mascot for famous wrestlers on the Lucha Libre circuit like El Santo and Mil Mascaras. Dressed like his heroes, they called him ...
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Wanda Jeffrey Slaughter

January 18, 1930 - August 12, 2017

Valera Wanda Jeffrey Slaughter passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017, in Austin, Texas. She was born on January 18, 1930, in Austin to Letha Black Jeffrey and Ira Cheston Jeffrey.Wanda is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Archie Howard Slaughter, parents, and step-mother, Alice Biddy Jeffrey. She is survived by her daughters, Alana Slaughter Oehler and husband, Charlie and Dona...
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Fred L. Foster

April 12, 1926 - August 12, 2017

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Barbara LaMont Fitzgerald

March 5, 1937 - August 11, 2017

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Ona Jean Story

February 24, 1936 - August 8, 2017

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Theresa Ann Borek

July 7, 1937 - August 6, 2017

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Daisy Mae Jacobs

December 14, 1928 - August 6, 2017

Daisy Mae Jacobs, 88, died on August 6, 2017, in Austin, TX. She started life December 14, 1928, in Bethlehem, PA, the daughter of Pennsylvania Dutch parents, Bertha and Harry Yocum. It was before Al Capp's famous comic strip Li'l Abner was written. During WWII soldiers wrote to Daisy Mae Yocum because of this name, and signed their letters from "Li'l Abner", as she had the same name as the well...
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Jack Arthur Lind

September 22, 1947 - August 4, 2017

Jack Arthur Lind, 69, left this world on Friday, August 4, 2017. He was born in Austin, Texas on September 22, 1947 to Arthur August Lind and Doris Dean Kelley Lind. Jack loved sports of all kinds and was All City Running Back in 1966 from Travis High School. He was a passionate fan of many sports and loved to hunt, fish and grill outdoors, but nothing ignited his joy and passion more than life...
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Peggy Linda Hobbs

January 13, 1953 - August 3, 2017

Peggy Linda Paxton Hobbs, age 64, of Austin, Texas, passed away on August 3, 2017. Peggy was a longtime resident of the Austin area and attended Reagan High School. She married and had three daughters with Michael Robson. She later married Randy Hobbs and helped raise his son Rocky Hobbs. Throughout her life she held various positions for local companies and the State of Texas as a bookkeeper. ...
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Yvette Jacqueline Toupin

January 30, 1933 - July 31, 2017

Yvette Jacqueline Toupin, age 84, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at her home in Georgetown, Texas. Yvette was born in Franklin, New Hampshire in 1933 and graduated from Franklin High School in 1951. She married her High School sweetheart, Virgil J. Toupin on February 2, 1952. After nurturing her five children, she started her career with the Internal Revenue Service in Austin, Texas in 1969...
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Eunice Rachel Lane

February 18, 1941 - July 28, 2017

Eunice Rachel Cranford LaneFebruary 18, 1941 - July 28, 2017In loving memory.Eunice Rachel Cranford Lane was called into heaven on Friday, July 28, 2017.Born in Mississippi on February 18, 1941, to parents Reverend Jack Judson Cranford and Eunice (Knight) Cranford, she spent most of her early years in Oxford, Mississippi. From there, her life brought her to the New Orleans area all the while...
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Anita Boggs

March 20, 1938 - July 24, 2017

Anita Boggs, age 79 of Austin, Texas, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at her home at Raider Ranch in Lubbock, Texas, where she had resided the last two years.Mrs. Boggs was born in Tilset, East Prussia on March 20, 1938. She grew up in Wormstadt, East Germany until she moved with her family to Weisbaden, Germany where she met and married her husband Bennett Boggs in 1962.Mrs. Boggs received...
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Armando Molina

August 24, 1961 - July 23, 2017

Armando Molina, 55, of Austin, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Armando was born on August 24, 1961, in San Juan, Texas, to Manuel R. Molina and Evangelina Garza Molina.Armando was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law, Ramiro Escobedo and Lupe Pecina. He will be sadly missed by his sisters, Yolanda Martinez (Augustin), Felipa Escobedo,...
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Elijah Barnes

July 3, 1946 - July 22, 2017

Elijah Barnes, 71, of Bastrop, TX, passed away on July 22, 2017, suddenly at his home. A Celebration of Elijah Barnes's life will be held at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Dr. Kevin Hull of Cook Walden will be officiating. Elijah was born in Wilson, North Carolina on July 3, 1946, and attended Charles H. Darden High School. He moved to Austin,...
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Eddie Wayne Martin

August 15, 1939 - July 21, 2017

Eddie Wayne Martin, 77, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas, after a short battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Ed was born on August 15, 1939, in Ovalo, Texas, to Avon and Celeta Martin. He graduated from Abilene High School and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Ed served 3 years in the U.S. Army where he met and...
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Christopher Skeens

January 6, 1988 - July 19, 2017

On July 19, 2017, Christopher Skeens, aged 29 years old, of Austin, Texas, passed away after a difficult battle with Leukemia. To cherish his memory he leaves his mother, Jeana Skeens, his father, Wayne Elston, grandmother, Nancy Elston, his sister, Heather Elston, his brother, Kenneth Elston, and his daughter, Lily Marie Howard, as well as many friends and additional family members.Graveside...
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William John Zindash

September 11, 1967 - July 19, 2017

William John Zindash passed away July 19, 2017, in Austin, Texas at the age of 49. He was born September 11, 1967, in Baltimore, Maryland to parents Sharon Parker and Bill Stubbins.After graduating high school, William enlisted in the US Navy, where he served his country for six years. After his service, he lived life on his own terms and was a free spirit. He traveled to Austin and settled...
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Hillery O. Davis

November 6, 1939 - July 18, 2017

Hillery O. Davis, 77, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Austin. He was a man who personified the adage service before self. Hillery proudly served 26 years in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He worked 18 years as a Travis County Sheriff's Deputy and was a Mason, Ben Hur Shriner, and a lifelong member of the Manchaca United Methodist Church. He saw the...
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Homi D. Gorakhpurwalla

August 5, 1937 - July 16, 2017

Mr. Homi Gorakhpurwalla (aka Mr. G, Professor G and G-dad) passed away unexpectedly on July 16, 2017. Born August 5, 1937, he would have been 80 in just a few weeks. We know he is now with his wife (Anita F Gorahkpurwalla 1942-2005), who he adored and has grieved over everyday since we lost her. He leaves behind devoted children, son and daughter-in-law Ashley and Vicki Gorakhpurwalla, daughter...
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Margaret Ruth Borchardt

May 11, 1927 - July 16, 2017

Margaret Ruth Borchardt was born in Williamson County, Texas, near Taylor, on May 11, 1927. She died July 16, 2017, at Silverado Bee Cave Memory Care Community. She graduated from Taylor High School in 1944. On March 20, 1949, she married Carl Borchardt. Margaret was a resident of Austin for over 70 years. She began her vocational career as an assistant to Texas Railroad Commissioner Olin...
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Millard F. Moore

May 29, 1921 - July 12, 2017

Millard Floyd Moore was born on May 29, 1921, in Okemah, Oklahoma, to Marvin Millard Moore and Thelma Catlett Moore. He was the oldest child of what grew to be a family of nine brothers and sisters as well as one sister that died at birth. He died 96 years later on July 12, 2017.He is survived by his children, Mike Moore, Becky Buslett, and Lisa Lander; as well as four grandchildren, Erica...
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Junior Roy Hunter

July 16, 1960 - July 10, 2017

Junior Roy (JR) Hunter at age 56, passed away July 10, 2017, in Austin, TX. He was at home with family when he peacefully left this world to be with Our Lord. He was born in Dover, Delaware, and the second born of the six children Arthur R. and Bobbie J. Hunter were blessed with. He was a handful and a joy to his parents. To all those who knew him he was spirited, stubborn, loyal, and a big...
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Katherine M. White Stepan

May 31, 1922 - July 9, 2017

Katherine Maxine White Stepan passed away July 9, 2017, in Austin, Texas. She was born to parents Edwin and Ione Killingsworth on May 31, 1922, in Dallas, Texas. Katherine married Joe Douglas White on October 16, 1940, in Dallas, Texas, and they moved to Austin together in 1955 and were long standing members of First United Methodist Church in downtown Austin. Joe passed away in 1973, and...
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Melissa Camp Armstrong

November 11, 1958 - July 8, 2017

Melissa, 58, was born November 11, 1958, at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She passed away July 8, 2017, in Johnson City, Texas.Melissa grew up in numerous cities throughout the United States and Canada. Melissa was happy, carefree, and yet a competitive child. While living in Corpus Christi Texas, Melissa found a love for horses. She competed in Western Pleasure Horseback...
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Bonnie Smith Rodriguez

November 10, 1941 - July 6, 2017

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Doris Jean Ellison

August 13, 1935 - July 5, 2017

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Jeff Dobbins

May 23, 1929 - July 4, 2017

Jeff Dobbins, 88, of Red Rock, Texas formerly of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on July 4, 2017. He was born on May 23, 1929, to Pat Dobbins and Mary Crandell Dobbins. Jeff spent most of his life in Kansas City as a gunsmith until he retired to Red Rock.He is preceded in death by his parents and several siblings. Jeff will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 67 years, Juanita Mae Dobbins;...
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Bruce Robert Bacia, Sr.

April 22, 1948 - July 4, 2017

Bruce Robert Bacia, Sr., passed away peacefully on July 4, 2017, at the age of 69 at home with his family by his side.He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Deyanira Bacia; his children, Angelica Bookout and her husband Travis Bookout; Bruce Bacia, Jr., and his wife Ana Nyssa Bacia. He is also survived by his grandsons, Sean Zachary Bookout and John "Jack" Avery Bacia.He is preceded in death by...
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Doris Irene Bethel

October 21, 1930 - July 1, 2017

Doris Bethel, age 86, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Austin.Doris lived her entire life in South Austin, raised by Thomas and Irene Beard. She was married to Charles Gilbert Bethel on June 2, 1950. She was a long-time member of Kinney Avenue Baptist Church. She had a passion for helping others that began when she started as a kindergarten teacher at Darlington's Private Kindergarten....
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Stephen Michael Clark

September 21, 1949 - July 1, 2017

Mike Clark was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. Mike was born on September 21, 1949, at Sisters Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the son of Bessie and Fulton Clark. Mike grew up in Baytown, Texas and graduated from Lee High School in 1967. Soon after graduation Mike joined the Army and spent 3 years in Vietnam.After his time in the...
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Stanley Harry Haddox

July 9, 1940 - June 30, 2017

Heaven gained another amazing soul on June 30th, 2017. Stanley Harry Haddox, born July 9, 1940, has joined his preceding mother Elizabeth Merle, his beloved father-in-law James Wilson, mother-in-law Virginia Wilson, and his loving brother Kenneth in peace. Stan, better known to some as Satch, originated from Lorain and Sheffield Lake, Ohio and later lived out his life in Corpus Christi and...
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Dean Boortz

October 23, 1941 - June 29, 2017

Harlan "Dean" Boortz, 75, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Boortz, mother, Elda Boortz, brother, Milton Boortz, and sister-in-law, Janie Boortz. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Tayrien Boortz; son, Jeff Boortz; daughter, Shari Batsell; son-in-law, Andy Batsell; grandsons, Cole, Brad, and Trey Batsell; brother-in-law, George New;...
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Jane Leahnore Ethridge

August 27, 1920 - June 28, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.
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Edna Earlean Putnam

December 16, 1937 - June 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Joel S. Boswell

February 21, 1948 - June 24, 2017

Joel Sidney Boswell, 69, of Austin, TX, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2017, after a long illness surrounded by his family. Joel is survived by his wife, Connie Fielder Boswell; daughters Kelly Boswell Whitson (husband Chris) of Talladega, AL, Sandy Granillo of San Diego, CA, ad Illiana Boswell of Austin; grandchildren Mareta, Daryl, Chris Jr., Kelvin, and Georgia; and brothers Richard...
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James Michael Jonas

December 10, 1945 - June 23, 2017

Michael Jonas, the youngest of seven children, was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on December 10, 1945 into the loving family of Lois and Burr Jonas. His dad was a busy Baptist Minister and carpenter and his mother was a talented and protective homemaker. Burr and Lois were soul mates and they were wonderful role models for how to live a life of unconditional love for their 7 children, 37...
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Lucille Lange Cmerek

September 26, 1920 - June 23, 2017

Lucille Lange Cmerek, age 96, of Austin passed away on June 23, 2017. She was born on September 26, 1920, in Noack, TX, to Selma and Richard Lange. She married Louis Cmerek on May 16, 1946, and they lived in Taylor and moved to Austin after their first child was born. Together, they raised four children, Bonnie, Bobby, Richey and David. Lucille was a charter member of Bethany Lutheran Church and...
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Christine A. Lingner

October 24, 1972 - June 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Nancy Esther Ryerson

March 16, 1930 - June 17, 2017

Nancy Ether Longbrake Ryerson, age 87, of Austin, Texas, went to be with our Lord on June 17, 2017. She was born March 16, 1930, in Rio Hondo, Texas, to parents Lowell and Matie West Longbrake. She was a Mother, homemaker, and Charter Member of the Austin Quilt Guild. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Edward G. Ryerson and sister, Patricia Dickson. She is survived by her seven...
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Herman Dee Smith

March 26, 1944 - June 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Joseph Alvarez

January 7, 1977 - June 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Wilma Mae Vanlandingham

January 31, 1926 - June 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Johnny Louis Palmer

April 27, 1943 - June 14, 2017

Johnny Louis Palmer, 74, passed away on June 14, 2017, in Austin, TexasJohnny was a graduate of the University of North Texas. He joined the United States Navy which led him to meeting the love of his life on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. He was a well-read man with a passion for fishing, history, and bridge. He was kind-hearted and lived his life caring and helping others. But most...
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Peggy Jean Thomson

January 27, 1934 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Mary Fitzgerald Taylor

October 24, 1923 - June 12, 2017

Mary Fitzgerald Taylor, age 93, of Austin, TX, and formerly of Tulsa and Broken Arrow, OK, died Monday, June 12, 2017 in Austin.Mary was born on October 24, 1923, in Verden, OK, to Ira Fitzgerald and Ora Totty Fitzgerald and lived on the family farm until she graduated from high school. Upon graduation, she enrolled at Hills Business University in Oklahoma City. There, she earned the honors of...
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Bonnie Bernice Griffin

February 17, 1937 - June 10, 2017

Bonnie Griffin, 80, of Georgetown, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on February 17, 1937, in Norman, Oklahoma to Louis Orville and Laverne Burr.Bonnie was a devoted wife to C.E. Griffin of 54 years and will be sadly missed by her son, Gary Griffin and wife Carol; daughters, Julie Diem and husband John and Sandy Mark and husband Richard;...
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Terra Renea Bibb

April 14, 1981 - June 9, 2017

Mrs. Terra Bibb (Eoff), 36, passed away peacefully in her Austin,TX home on Friday, June 9, 2017 surrounded by her family after a nearly 8-year battle with cancer.Terra is survived by her three sons Rylan, Conor, and Parker Bibb, her husband Jeremy Bibb, Mother Diana Shelton Dunaway - husband Doyle Dunaway, Father Terry Eoff - wife Vicki Eoff, Brother Clint Eoff - wife Elisa, their children...
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Curtis Neal Williams

August 7, 1934 - June 8, 2017

Curtis Neal Williams passed away June 8, 2017, in Austin, Texas. He was born on August 7, 1934, to Jackson Barney and Ellen Cahill Williams in Austin, Texas. He attended Palm School, Allen Junior High, and Austin High School. Curtis married the love of his life, Betty Gail Cowan on December 17, 1955. He joined the Navy Reserves, and then the United States Marine Corps in the 1950's. He then...
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Richard Glenn Lackey

January 20, 1936 - June 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, TX.
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Marilyn Ruth Pinson

March 31, 1931 - June 7, 2017

Our sweet mother, Marilyn Ruth Hagood Pinson, passed away on June 7, 2017. Known to her family as Mom, Meems, Mimi, Momster, and Pookie, she will be remembered for her witty comments, her fabulous cooking and entertaining, grandmotherly generosity, and as an imparter of wisdom (for which we did not always ask!). Born in Orange, Texas on March 13, 1931, to Ollie and Luther Hagood, Marilyn spent...
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Regina Marie Koeniger

January 4, 1923 - June 5, 2017

Regina Koeniger was born Regina Marie Trappey on Janaury 4, 1923, in New Orleans, LA. Her parents were Dr. Oscar Joseph Trappey and Ruth Marks Trappey. She spent much of her early youth at the family home in Jeanerette, LA exploring the land surrounding her home. She graduated high school, ranking high in her class and went on to obtain a college degree at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA. The Great...
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