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Maria Teresa Dominguez

June 19, 1936 - April 20, 2017

Maria Teresa Dominguez, age 80, passed away on April 20, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on June 19, 1936 in Mexico to Augustine Villagomez and Consuelo Zapien. Maria was known as a phenomenal cook, most famous for her delicious molé and tamales. She was a very hospitable woman, very generous and would open her house to anyone, very welcoming. Maria will be forever remembered...
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Mervin Harold Gorelnick

August 2, 1925 - April 20, 2017

Mervin Harold Gorelnick was born in San Antonio, Texas, on August 2, 1925 to Samuel and Rachel Wittles Gorelnick. Mr. Gorelnick was the second child, born after his beloved sister, Janet. Mr. Gorelnick served in the US Navy during World War II. After the war, he attended the University of Texas Austin earning a BBA in Accounting and graduating Magnum Cum Laude. Mr. Gorelnick spent his...
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Betty Wyatt Davisson

September 27, 1918 - April 20, 2017

Born September 27, 1918 in Houma, Louisiana, Betty Wyatt Davisson died on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Betty was a timeless southern sophisticate; always lovely to look at with impeccable taste. Betty married Dave Davisson on Christmas Day, 1939. In her adjustment to Army life, Betty moved 39 times in 30 years. She adored France in general, and Paris specifically, but San Antonio was her home. ...
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Phyllis A. Scheets

November 12, 1929 - April 19, 2017

Phyllis A. Scheets, age 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in San Antonio surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 12, 1929 in Quincy, Illinois to Roy and Alvina Daegele. She met George M. Scheets, a Quincy College student, and married him in 1952. Phyllis left Quincy and adopted the military life of frequent moves for the next twenty-eight years. She and...
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Mary Morton Etheridge

April 17, 1934 - April 18, 2017

Mary Morton Etheridge, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 18th, at her home. Born April 17, 1934, in Elk City, Oklahoma, she moved to West Texas with her family near Earth, Texas, when she was seven-years-old. Her parents, Eugene and Ruby Morton, farmed in Big Square near Muleshoe, and Mary attended Earth-Spring Lake Consolidated Schools. She attended Baylor University. Mary was a school...
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Louis Kaufman Nelson

July 8, 1935 - April 18, 2017

Louis Kaufman Nelson, 82, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on April 18, 2017. He was born in San Antonio on July 8, 1935. He attended Texas A&M where he played baseball for the Aggies and graduated in 1957. He married his high school sweetheart, Catherine Ann Hundley, on July 18, 1953. After college, Louis began his coaching career and later went into the banking business. He is preceded...
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Robert H. Flenner

August 4, 1923 - April 18, 2017

Robert H. Flenner, age 93, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on August 4, 1923 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to parents, Robert W. and Anna Fasic Flenner. Robert was a 1941 graduate of Altoona High School, where he played trumpet in the band. He also played trumpet for the Altoona Symphony while still in high school. Robert attended Indiana University of...
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The Rt. Rev. Robert B. Hibbs

April 20, 1932 - April 17, 2017

The Rt. Rev. Robert B. Hibbs, retired Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, died in San Antonio on Monday, April 17, 2017. Bishop Hibbs was born on April 20, 1932 in Philadelphia PA., baptized April 30, 1933, confirmed April 9, 1942, ordained deacon on June 24, 1957, ordained priest December 21, 1957, and consecrated bishop on January 6, 1996. Following his graduation...
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Yolanda V. Otero

June 24, 1924 - April 17, 2017

Mrs. Yolanda Otero, age 92, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born on June 24, 1924 in Monterrey, Mexico to Cecilio Vela and Maria Hinojosa. Mrs. Otero received a CPA degree from Colegio Zaragoza, where she was one of three women in her class of 18. She married Dr. Pedro Jaime Otero June 26, 1948, who preceded her in death February 2013. Mrs. Otero was a member of...
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Ada W. Lewis

January 5, 1919 - April 16, 2017

Ada W. Lewis, age 98, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born in Kerrville, Texas on January 5, 1919 to Thomas and Sina Wickson. Ada was a member of Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church in San Antonio; a member of the Eastern Star and worked as a nurse for private doctors, the Pearl Brewery and the Southwest Research Institute. She was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Marilynn H. Eichholtz

December 15, 1925 - April 15, 2017

Marilynn H. Eichholtz passed peacefully to her eternal rest with our Lord on April 15, 2017, at the age of 91. Born in Kyle, TX, her childhood was centered around a large and loving family with a strong faith in God which guided her throughout her life. As the baby of five children, with two sisters and 2 brothers, she was showered with love from the very beginning. Marilynn's father owned...
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Yvonne Loraine Geiger

December 13, 1946 - April 15, 2017

Heaven gained another angel when Yvonne Loraine Geiger, loving wife, mother and friend died peacefully at home in San Antonio on April 15, 2017 following a 9 year battle with Corticobasal Degeneration. She was born in Bellefonte, PA December 13, 1946 and lived in Delaware, California, Pennsylvania, and most recently San Antonio, TX. Her career as a top level administrative assistant with...
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Richard Alexander "Alex" Vickery

May 9, 1976 - April 14, 2017

Richard "Alex" Vickery III, age 40, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born on May 9, 1976 in Denver, Colorado to Richard and Mary Ann Vickery. Richard graduated from Green Mountain High School in 1994; he went on to graduate from the University of Wyoming in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. In 2002, Richard joined The United States Air...
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Joseph A. Brown

May 12, 1934 - April 14, 2017

Joseph A. Brown, son of John W. Brown and Anna V. Malloy Brown of Valley Stream, NY (deceased), brother of John W. Brown (Jean) deceased and sister, Margaret (Richard) of Albany, NY is also deceased. His first wife, Janet Ruby Brown died in 1995. He is survived by his second wife, Simone; daughter, Annemarie Brown Mushen (Jeremiah) three grandsons, Hudson, Sawyer and Maximus; his son, Joseph...
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Ben R. Costantino

August 16, 1935 - April 14, 2017

Ben R. Costantino, 81, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born on August 16, 1935 in San Antonio to Tindaro and Maria Costantino. He attended Central Catholic High School and continued his education at the University of Texas in Austin graduating in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Degree. He worked for independent pharmacies until he purchased his brother...
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Tracy Hunter Brown

May 22, 1975 - April 14, 2017

LTC Tracy Hunter Brown, age 41, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 with her family at her side. Tracy lead a long and distinguished career in the US Army. She was an Army Officer and dietician, she was a Daughter of the American Revolution; an active member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, a recipient of the Legion of Merit Medal, earned her Expert Field Medical Badge, and also a...
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Joyce Evelyn Parker Hagle

September 29, 1923 - April 14, 2017

Joyce Evelyn Parker Hagle, 93, passed away on April 14, 2017. Joyce was born in 1923 in Corsicana, Texas, the daughter of Lucille Kent Parker and Lonnie Parker. She attended high school in Corsicana where after graduation she married her longtime childhood sweetheart, Col. (Ret) Carl M. Hagle. Joyce and Carl were married for over 67 years. Joyce was a dedicated Air Force Officer's wife,...
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Charlotte Louise Riley

July 26, 1929 - April 14, 2017

Charlotte Louise Riley (Varlashkin) went to the Lord on April 14, 2017. She bravely battled heart-related illnesses, fighting off multiple strokes and a major heart attack. She was born in San Antonio in 1929 to parents who instilled in her not only the value of hard work and self-sacrifice, but more importantly a deep love for Jesus. She was an excellent student and gifted musician, graduating...
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Joe Oscar Klonek, USAF (Ret.),

March 27, 1924 - April 13, 2017

Master Sargent Joe Oscar Klonek, USAF (Ret.), age 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Morningside Manor in San Antonio. We would like to give a special thanks to Vitas Hospice for their caring services and to Morningside Manor, Unit 7 for all their special attention that was given. The son of Frank and Soledad Klonek, Joe Oscar was a lifelong resident of San Antonio....
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Mary Magdalene Anthony Flannery

October 31, 1921 - April 13, 2017

Mary Magdalene Flannery (Maggie) passed away peacefully Thursday, April 13, 2017. Although she was born in San Antonio in 1921, she spent her formative years in Kalamata, Greece. Maggie always turned heads from the time she was a little girl and never entered a room unnoticed. Her passions were many as witnessed by anyone who received a painting from her. She painted walls, pillowcases,...
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Joseph W. Steinocher

December 30, 1947 - April 12, 2017

Born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 30, 1947 to newlyweds Joe and Carol Steinocher, this tiny, premature baby with big blue eyes was the first grandson on both sides of the family and nicknamed "Jody" to distinguish among the Joes in his family. His dad, an engineering student at Notre Dame, and his mom, a stay-at-home mother, the tiny family lived in Vetville, as the married housing was...
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Chris McQuain

June 28, 1948 - April 12, 2017

"Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand. You will guide me with Your counsel, And afterward welcome me to glory." Psalm 73: 23 - 24 Chris McQuain was born in 1948 to Donald and Virginia Siljestrom. She and her brother Steven spent their early lives moving with their mining-engineer father and mother to places like Butte Montana, with many years in the Denver...
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Jon Massey

April 30, 1965 - April 11, 2017

A Tribute to Jon David Massey Jon David Massey was born April 30th, 1965 in Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico and departed this world on April 11th, 2017, just 19 days shy of his 52nd birthday. Jon was preceded in death by his brother Christopher Massey and is survived by Jennifer, his loving wife of 10 years, Son, Jeremy Massey and wife Hillary, daughter Lynee Massey, son, Jordan Sleed...
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Janelle Shackelford Homer

October 5, 1934 - April 10, 2017

Janelle Shackelford passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 in San Antonio, at the age of 82. Janelle was born on October 5, 1934, in Montague, Texas to the parents of Willard Melvin and Lorena Barnes Shackelford. Janelle grew up in Montague County, and graduated from Nocona High School. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a BA in English and French. She attended LSU for...
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Patrick Charles Matthews

October 14, 1941 - April 10, 2017

Patrick Charles Matthews, a long-time resident of San Antonio and Houston, died April 10 in a San Antonio hospital while being treated for debilitating illness. He was 75. Mr. Matthews was born Oct. 14, 1941, in the town of Poth in Wilson County, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, A. H. Matthews, a contractor, Ione Groves Matthews, a teacher. He was a 1960 graduate of Poth High...
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Barbara Caye Betts

May 16, 1939 - April 10, 2017

Barbara Caye Betts; age 77, passed away after valiantly fighting many serious illnesses during her lifetime. She was the daughter of Richard Taylor and Marion Herpel Betts. A fifth-generation Texan; who dearly loved her state and her Longhorn's. A graduate of Alamo Heights and the University of Texas; she was a career woman. She began retailing with Joske's of Texas, continuing in...
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Carol M. Carroll

November 6, 1926 - April 9, 2017

Carol M. Carroll, 90, born in Johnson City, New York and a resident of San Antonio, Texas died peacefully on April 9, 2017, after a long battle with end stage renal disease. Carol is survived by her son, Michael Carroll and wife Mary; granddaughter, Jennifer Baier and husband Talon; grandson, Matthew Carroll and two great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Kylie Baier along with many nieces and nephews...
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Bennie Jo Martinez

April 8, 1975 - April 9, 2017

Bennie Jo Martinez, beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister, age 42, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born in Weslaco, Texas on April 8, 1975 to Pedro Carlos Martinez, Jr. and Mary Martinez (Aguilar). Bennie was a Registered Nurse at SAMMC's MICU, as well as University Hospital. She loved to help others and was such a positive person. Her laugh and beautiful...
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Daniel Franklin Parman

April 27, 1935 - April 9, 2017

Daniel Franklin Parman, real-estate developer, banker, farm/ranch investor and dedicated philanthropist died at his San Antonio home on April 9. He was 81. Parman was born April 27, 1935, in Uvalde, Texas. He was graduated from Uvalde High School in 1953, where his classmates voted him "Most Likely to Succeed." After graduation from Texas A&I University in 1957, Parman served in the United...
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Bob Tennis, Sr. US Army, Ret

November 17, 1949 - April 9, 2017

SFC Bob Tennis, Sr., age 67, passed away April 9, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born November 17, 1949, in Rome, New York. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for 23 years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Following his retirement, he spent 26 years with the Department of Defense as a Military Personnel Specialist. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting...
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Malcolm J. Graham

April 10, 1931 - April 9, 2017

Col. Malcolm J. Graham, age 85, beloved son, husband, father and grandfather, entered eternal life on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on April 10, 1931 in Mobile, Alabama to loving parents and relatives. Malcolm graduated high school with honors and joined the Army. He served with distinction in the Korean war. Malcolm continuing his military career initially with...
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James Robert Blue

May 19, 1951 - April 8, 2017

James Robert Blue, age 65, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born on May 19, 1951 in Seward, Alaska to parents, Richard Ted Blue and Idabelle Apple Blue. He was preceded in death by his parents. James is survived by his wife, Felicia Blue; son, Justin Blue and wife Aniceta; daughter, Chesney Blue; stepson, Nicholas Masich; grandchildren, Dustyn, Dominic, and Zaryna;...
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Evelyn Lucille (Jody) B. Hill

May 11, 1926 - April 8, 2017

Evelyn Lucille (Jody) B. Hill, age 90, died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Brody Ranch Rehabilitation Center in Austin, TX. Lucille was born in Harlingen, Texas where she met her husband, William A Hill, Sr. She lived the majority of her adult life between the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio, TX. She retired from Toms Peanuts in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Leonard Lloyd Reed

June 10, 1926 - April 7, 2017

Leonard Lloyd Reed was born on June 10, 1926 in Haigler, Nebraska to Lloyd and Blanche Reed. He passed away on April 7, 2017, at the age of 90, in San Antonio, Texas. As a child, Leonard moved to Flagler, Colorado. He graduated from high school in Flagler and joined the U.S. Army. He served in WW II, entering Japan at the end of the war, and was later reactivated during the Korean Conflict....
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Suellen Hudson Foxhall

August 15, 1950 - April 7, 2017

Suellen Hudson Foxhall passed away peacefully Friday, April 7, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 66. Whether you knew her as Mom, SuSu, Swell, Tia Susita, Foxie, Ms. Foxhall, or simply Suellen, she was a steadfast friend to all who knew her. She loved life, loved people, and her energy had no bounds. She was unimaginably positive and generous, always doing for others. She had a heart of...
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Juan G. Carrasco

October 24, 1930 - April 6, 2017

Juan G. Carrasco, 86, of San Antonio, TX, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 6, 2017, in hospice care. As is custom for deceased veterans, his body was draped with the United States flag. We were so moved by this sign of respect, so proud of our father, he served his country well. Our father, Juan G. Carrasco, was born October 24, 1930 during the Depression. He came from very...
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Huey Pierce Stewart

February 25, 1929 - April 6, 2017

Huey Pierce Stewart, age 88, passed away on April 6, 2017 in Tyler, Texas. Huey Pierce Stewart was born on February 25, 1929 in Gandy, LA to Solomon Mack Stewart, Sr. and Nellie Adeline McCormick Stewart. After his retirement from the US Air Force, he graduated from Southwest State Teachers College of San Marcos, TX in l964. Huey originated the Industrial Arts program at Cole Jr.-Sr. High...
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Barbara W. Brennan

January 4, 1941 - April 5, 2017

Barbara W. Brennan, age 76, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. She was born in San Antonio, to parents Alvin and Leona (Galvin) Wolfshohl. Barbara graduated from Alamo Heights High School and shortly thereafter began her sales career. She was a top saleswoman at Catherine's clothing store for over 20 years. Barbara was an avid reader but her greatest enjoyment was taking cruises with...
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Howard Knox

July 31, 1953 - April 5, 2017

Howard Knox was called home on April 5, 2017 at the age of 63. He was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico but grew up in San Antonio, Texas. At the age of 18 he joined the Air Force and served for four years. On January 5, 1978 Howard and Redell were married and began their life together. Howard soon became employed at Farmer Brothers Coffee Company where he worked his way up to become the Branch...
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Rosario Garza Amaro

January 12, 1967 - April 5, 2017

Rosario Garza Amaro, age 50, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on January 12, 1967 in New Braunfels, Texas to Marcelino R. Villarreal and Maria F. Garza. She was a loving mother, wife, sister, grandmother and friend, she will be missed dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Christina Guerrero; father and mother-in-law, Ramon...
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Dick Senter

September 30, 1935 - April 5, 2017

Richard "Dick" Wayne Senter went to be with his Savior and Lord on April 5, 2017. He was 81 years old. Dick was born to C.B. and Thelma Jeane Senter in Van, Texas on September 30, 1935. Dick graduated from Baylor University in 1957 and was the President of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce. Dick was a life-long Baylor Bear fan. Dick graduated from Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth and was ordained...
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Kenneth Linn Allen

April 21, 1936 - April 5, 2017

Kenneth Linn Allen of Canyon Lake, Texas passed away on Wednesday, 5 April 2017. He was preceded in death by his spouse, Phyllis Jenell Mapes Allen; his parents, Horace Donovan Allen and Virginia Bess Woodson; his youngest son, John Andrew Allen; his brother, Robert Allen; and his sister, Jodi Cornwall. He is survived by his three oldest children: Ruth Anne Allen Freeman (Frank – Canyon Lake...
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Mary Jane Estrada-Rangel

September 30, 1975 - April 4, 2017

Beloved wife, daughter, sister and friend, Mary Jane Estrada-Rangel, age 41, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 with her husband at her side. A graduate of John Marshall High School, Class of 1994 and she went on to attend Our Lady of the Lake University. Mary Jane was a very loving, humble person. She had an outgoing personality and loved to travel. One of her favorite places was Las...
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Basilio Kypuros, Jr., USAF (Ret)

July 23, 1938 - April 4, 2017

On April 4th, 2017, Major Basilio Kypuros Jr.-USAF Retired was surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren as he made his flight home to the Kingdom of Heaven. Basilio was born in San Antonio, Texas to Olga Riojas and Basilio Kypuros on July 23, 1938. He served in Vietnam and received numerous commendations and awards throughout his career before retiring in 1979. After his military...
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Eva Mae Rodgers Hoeffler

May 30, 1925 - April 4, 2017

Eva Mae Rodgers Hoeffler, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born May 30, 1925 to Arthur G. Rodgers and Guida Massey Rodgers. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Jack A. Hoeffler, Jr. Eva is survived by her son, Gary Hoeffler and wife, Angela; daughter, Vicki Hoeffler Jaco and husband, Marc; and grandchildren, Dylan Louis...
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Cyrus Jack Payne, DDS, MS

July 20, 1928 - April 4, 2017

Cyrus Jack Payne, of San Antonio, TX, born on July 20, 1928, suddenly passed away on the morning of Tuesday, April 4, 2017. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. His greatest joys were his family and his church. Born in Sweetwater, Tennessee, Jack grew up in Dayton, Tennessee, where the famous Scopes trial was held. After graduation from high school, he joined the...
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Sandra Donovan Miller

November 18, 1940 - April 4, 2017

Sandra Donovan Miller was called home to be with the Lord on April 4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 76. She was born in Vincennes, Indiana to John and Dixie Donovan. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Ozzie" Miller; her sister, Beverly Carrel and her husband Herb; her brother, John Donovan and his wife Janice; and five nieces and nephews and their families. The oldest...
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Robert J. Richmond

October 1, 1943 - April 3, 2017

Robert Joseph "Bob" Richmond, age 73, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on October 1, 1943, in St. Louis, Missouri to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. and Gladys Richmond. Bob Richmond was a teacher in San Antonio schools for 28 years. Arriving in San Antonio in 1967, Bob's first assignment as an Army Second Lieutenant, having just graduated from Infantry Officer...
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Phillip Henry Welter

November 30, 1928 - April 2, 2017

Phillip Henry Welter passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on April 2, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Military honors will be provided at graveside by VFW Post 750 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, South Dakota. Arrangements for cremation are by Porter Loring Mortuary of San Antonio, Texas. Phillip was born in Watertown, South Dakota to John Dunton English, Jr. and Georgia Mildred Hager on...
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Ruperto Felix Alanis, Jr.

July 14, 1968 - April 2, 2017

Ruperto Felix Alanis, Jr., 48, was welcomed home by his Heavenly Father on April 2, 2017. Ruperto was preceded in death by his father, Ruperto P. Alanis, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Maria G. Llamas; nine brothers and sisters, Norma, Gloria, Elma, Victor, Nohemi, Effie, Angelica, Elizabeth, David; and 19 nieces and nephews. Unique to each person are the gifts and talents God gives....
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Ricardo Franco

September 3, 1930 - April 2, 2017

Ricardo Franco, age 86, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at his home in San Antonio. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 4, 1930 to Jose and Agustina Escareno Franco. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Jose Franco, Concepcion Tijerina, Maria Arce, Angela Gonzales, Matilde Franco, Juanita Franco, George Franco, Raul Franco, Enrique Franco, and Carlos Franco. ...
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Alice G. Lopez

June 11, 1950 - April 2, 2017

Alice G. Lopez was born on June 11, 1950 to Pedro V. and Lucia F. Gomez in San Antonio, TX. She went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 2, 2017. She fought a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. She sacrificed herself as a care taker to her parents, mother-in-law and those who needed her assistance. Alice graduated from Blessed Sacrament Academy and attended San Antonio College. She...
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Hilda Tillotson Solsbery

September 13, 1921 - April 2, 2017

Hilda Tillotson Solsbery died on Sunday, April 2, at the long-lived age of 95. Born September 13, 1921, the only child of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Wesley Tillotson and Hilda Corita Tillotson, "Tillie" – as she was affectionately known – graduated from Alamo Heights High School and attended the University of Texas; it was there that she met her beloved husband of 64 years Horace "Solly"...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Allen Ruda

July 6, 1922 - April 2, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) Allen Ruda, 94, of San Antonio, died at 12:20 PM, Sunday April 2nd, 2017 at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. She was born July 6th, 1922 at Flushing Hospital in New York City, New York to Brigadier General Harvey C. and Ruth S. Allen. Surviving Betty are her children Major Edward A. MacDonald of San Antonio, Patricia Brown of Santa Fe and Robert MacDonald and...
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Gregory David Watson

September 14, 1952 - April 2, 2017

Gregory David Watson was welcomed by Jesus into God's House on Sunday April 2, 2017. That's really all that needs to be told. But for those of who knew him and those of you that didn't have the good fortune to know Greg… Born in Columbus, Georgia September 14, 1952 and raised in Texas, Greg was first, and foremost, a family man and a loyal friend. Given five weeks to live, he simply...
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Rochelle Bargsley Whitmore

January 14, 1930 - April 2, 2017

Rochelle Bargsley Whitmore went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 2, 2017. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on January 14, 1930 to William Henry and Mary D. Gardner Bargsley. She was a graduate of Harlandale High School and The University of Texas at San Antonio where she was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Sigma Iota Epsilon. Rochelle was a Christian and a longtime...
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Mark Cappone, USAF (Ret.)

May 18, 1940 - April 1, 2017

Beloved husband, father and friend, Lt. Col. Mark Cappone, age 76, passed away on April 1, 2017 with his family at his side. He was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania to Mark and Katherine Louise Cappone. He received his Master's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor's degree from Penn State. He was a dedicated, proud 22-year veteran of the US Air Force, who...
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Kenneth Dale Shanklin, M.D. (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF Retired)

December 21, 1931 - April 1, 2017

Kenneth Dale Shanklin, M.D. (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF Retired), age 85, died on April 1, 2017 at Blue Skies of Texas West (formerly Air Force Village II) in San Antonio, TX. Ken was born on December 21, 1931. The middle of nine children, Ken grew up working on the family farm in Toluca, IL. After graduating as valedictorian of his high school class, Ken earned a Bachelor of Science degree in...
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Wade Hampton Lewis III

December 2, 1925 - April 1, 2017

Dr. Wade Hampton Lewis, III, age 91, passed away on April 1, 2017, after a long-term struggle with Alzheimer's disease. A life-long resident of San Antonio and descendant of the Canary Islands, Wade graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1942, and at the young age of 16, enlisted and served with the Army Air Corps in Iwo Jima during World War II. After the war, he received his B.A. in...
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Maria "Marilu" DeLourdes Martinez

December 19, 1964 - April 1, 2017

Beloved daughter, sister and friend, Maria DeLourdes "Marilu" Martinez, age 52, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. A graduate of Winston Churchill High School, she was employed as a medical transcriber until her illness held her back. Marilu loved music, had a friendly and outgoing personality, was an avid SPURS fan and was an enthusiastic QVC "aficionado". She is preceded in death...
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Patricia Cronan Vaughan

November 16, 1923 - March 31, 2017

Patricia Cronan Vaughan was born on November 16, 1923 in Newkirk, Oklahoma to Basil Gregory Cronan and Mary Ann Whalen Cronan. She passed away on March 31, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Vaughan; brother, John J. Cronan; sister-in-law, Ann Cronan; and nephew, John Anthony Cronan. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for 62 years. She also belonged to...
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Mary Louise Handowski

November 2, 1930 - March 31, 2017

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Mary Louise Handowski, was called home to the Lord on March 31,2017. Born November 2, 1930 in San Antonio to Fortunato and Regina Saldivar Salazar, Mary was the youngest of four sisters. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband of almost 40 years Richard Handowski, sisters Genevieve and Florinda and her beloved Shadow. Mary is...
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Mary Ann Valdez

September 29, 1977 - March 31, 2017

Mary Ann Valdez September 29, 1977- March 31, 2017 Mary Ann Valdez, age 39, of Fort Worth and formerly of San Antonio, died on Friday, March 31, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. Family was very important to her. Mary Ann loved to support her children attending sporting events and tournaments. She was like a mom to all of her children's friends. She loved to exercise, enjoyed running and...
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Alicia O. Perez

July 23, 1947 - March 31, 2017

Alicia O. Perez, 69, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 in San Antonio. A resident of Pipe Creek, she was born on July 23, 1947 to Francisco and Luz Ortiz. Alicia enjoyed traveling, making memories with her grandchildren, cooking, baking as well as singing in the Cornerstone Choir. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her beloved husband of 52 years, Eloy A. Perez; a...
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Michael Anthony Valdez

September 15, 1972 - March 31, 2017

Officer Michael Anthony Valdez September 15, 1972- March 31, 2017 Officer Michael Anthony Valdez, age 44, of Fort Worth and formerly of San Antonio, died on Friday, March 31, 2017 in Fort Worth Texas. Michael served our country as a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy before starting his career in Law Enforcement. He was a deputy for the Bexar County Sheriff Office where he worked as a Detention...
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Kenyon George Eflin

January 21, 1933 - March 31, 2017

Kenyon George Eflin, 84, died peacefully on March 31, 2017 after a brief illness at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio, surrounded by family members. "Ken" was born January 21, 1933 in New Sharon, Iowa to farmers Floyd and Mildred (Lunt) Eflin. He grew up on family farms during the depression and World War II. Ken began school at age four in a one-room schoolhouse where he impressed...
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Robert Brooking Daniels

September 8, 1947 - March 31, 2017

Robert Brooking Daniels, age 69, of San Antonio, Texas passed away peacefully on March 31, 2017 in San Antonio. "Brook" was born in Kyoto, Japan to Col. and Mrs. Robert J. Daniels, and lived abroad much of his early life. He attended Valley Forge Military Academy and was a 1970 graduate of Texas A&M University at College Station. He was a proud member of the US Army, earning the rank of Major,...
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Rutilo "Rudy" Peña

July 30, 1931 - March 31, 2017

Rutilo "Rudy" Peña was called home on March 31st 2017. Rudy Peña was born on July 30th 1931, and enjoyed a life full of faith, family, and love. Rudy is survived by his loving wife, Araceli Peña, his three daughters, Araceli Johnson and her husband Michael, Lorena Peña, Lenny Hermann and her husband Don, his son Richard Peña, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Rudy, or...
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Jo Ann Biskup

September 15, 1937 - March 30, 2017

Jo Ann Biskup of San Antonio, Texas passed away quietly in a hospital in Sugar Land, Texas on March 30th after complications following surgery. Jo Ann was born September 15, 1937 in Osceola, TX and raised in Bryan, TX and Frankfurt Germany. She lived in Houston, TX for 40 years and after retirement moved to Lake McQueeny TX, Schertz TX, and then to San Antonio, TX in 2017 where she resided...
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Mary Louise Hernandez

December 13, 1927 - March 30, 2017

MARY LOUISE HERNANDEZ December 13, 1927 – March 30, 2017 Mary Louise Hernandez, age 89, passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, March 30, 2017. She was born in San Antonio, to parents Francisco and Angelita (Valdez) Tovar. Mary Louise graduated from Fox Tech High School. Shortly thereafter, she met the man of her dreams and began her family. Once the boys reached school age, she took...
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Dorothy (Jan) Zurbriggen

November 16, 1932 - March 30, 2017

Dorothy (Jan) Zurbriggen of San Antonio passed away peacefully on March 30 following a long illness. Born November 16, 1932 in Harrah, Oklahoma she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hattie Janowiak. Jan had an adventurous spirit and at the age of 20, she left her small hometown in the Midwest and headed for Madrid, Spain where she pursued a career as a secretary for the U.S. government. ...
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Susan Cardoza Patton

October 18, 1950 - March 30, 2017

Susan Cardoza Patton, 66, passed away on March 30, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Susan was born to Joseph and Trieste Cardoza on October 18, 1950 in Providence, Rhode Island. The Cardoza family moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1956. Susan graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 1968 and then went on to attend Florida State University, where she graduated in 1973 with a degree in...
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Betty Stieren Kelso

August 19, 1932 - March 30, 2017

Betty Stieren Kelso passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was to be honored that evening at a gala at the San Antonio Museum of Art for her philanthropy at the Museum but her Lord had other plans for her. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 19, 1932 and lived there her entire life raising four children. Betty lived her life full of energy and...
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Mary Fuhrmann Heugel

December 19, 1956 - March 29, 2017

Mary Fuhrmann Heugel, age 60, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at her home. She was born on December 19, 1956 in Hamburg, Germany to parents, Minna Voige and William Fuhrmann. Mary was active at Calvary Hills Baptist Church and served her community through her help at the San Antonio Food Bank. Mary is survived by her husband of 35 years, Edward Heugel; son, Jonathan Heugel and...
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Elizabeth Marie Forrester

December 13, 1920 - March 29, 2017

Elizabeth Marie Forrester, age 96, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at North Central Baptist Hospital. Elizabeth was born in Victoria, Texas to Nels and Sigrid Alice (Swanson) Nelson, in December of 1920. As a young lady, wearing her favorite polka dot dress, Elizabeth caught the eye and heart of a young soldier Lloyd D. Forrester who vowed that day to marry her. True to this...
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Katherine Ann Gembler Reeh

January 6, 1932 - March 29, 2017

Katherine Ann (Gembler) Reeh went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, march 29, 2017. She was born January 6, 1932 in San Antonio to Edwin and Edna Gembler. She taught us kindness, loyalty, unconditional love and the importance of a positive outlook. Katherine was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. In 1948, she married Gilmar Reeh and later had two children,...
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Yvette Helene Dwyer (nee LeCubain)

February 15, 1927 - March 28, 2017

Yvette was born in Riscle, Gers, France, a small town in the south of France, to Jules Armand LeCubain and Lucie DuBois. She met her husband, Lt. Col. Robert Dwyer, in Paris, France, and they were married in Paris. Yvette and Bob lived in Paris, France; Chicago, Il; Honolulu, Hawaii; Guadalajara, Mexico, and then settled in San Antonio, TX. Yvette was a superb genealogist and spent many...
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Stanley O. Hewins

August 15, 1947 - March 28, 2017

Dr. Stanley Hewins passed away on March 28, 2017, after a long illness. He was at home, surrounded by family. Dr. Hewins was born on August 15, 1947 in Knoxville, TN. Stan grew up on a small farm in Lenoir City, TN, where he attended Lenoir City H.S., and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Following his graduation, he attended Auburn University under a...
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Allen Taylor Ehney

August 30, 1947 - March 28, 2017

Allen was born in Dallas, Texas on August 30, 1947 to Taylor and Annette Ehney. He unexpectedly passed away on March 28, 2017. In 1965 Allen met the love of his life; but, youthful immaturity and the Viet Nam war caused them to lose focus and go different directions with their lives. Some 30 years later, fate and divine intervention reconnected them and they spent the next 18 years living...
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Donald James Douglass

December 28, 1931 - March 27, 2017

"In paradisum deducant te Angeli" "May the angels lead you to paradise." Donald James Douglass joined our creator on March 27, 2017 at the age of 85. Don was born in Gonzales, TX and grew up in Corpus Christi, TX. After graduating from Corpus Christi High School, Don attended Rice University and graduated 2nd in his class with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas in...
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Cynthia Jean Ragland Cadwallader

March 27, 2017

Cynthia Jean Ragland Cadwallader passed from the arms of her loved ones into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, March 27, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Jean was a lifelong resident of San Antonio and called Rockport, Texas, her second home. An accomplished fisherwoman in the bay waters and Gulf, Jean found great peace just sitting at the water's edge. Jean loved to travel and...
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Irene Williams

May 11, 1928 - March 27, 2017

Irene Williams passed away at home in the presence her husband of 70 years, Elwin Williams, on Monday, March 27, 2017, just shy of her 89th birthday. Her passing was a result of complications from Parkinson's disease. Irene was born Ruby Irene Head on May 11, 1928 in Orange, Texas, the first-born daughter of Carl and Annie Lee Head. A lifelong Baptist, she was a 1945 graduate of Brackenridge...
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Janice Edwards

June 27, 1920 - March 27, 2017

Janice Edwards, age 96, of San Antonio passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. She was born in Blanchard, Oklahoma on June 27, 1920 to Arthur and Hazel Neal. She is survived by her husband, Reginald Edwards. A graveside service will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
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Jerry Kelley

February 17, 1928 - March 26, 2017

In the early morning of Sunday, March 26, 2017, Jerry Kelley, 89, entered the pearly gates of Heaven looking for his favorite fishing hole. He was born in Christoval, TX, February 17, 1928, to Addie Virginia West Kelley and Grover Franklin Kelley. Jerry joined his loving family in Heaven: wife of 67yrs, Mary Amelia Arriola Kelley, San Angelo, TX; sister, Georgia Kelley; brother, Robert Neal...
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Charles Benjamin "Chuck" Ashby, USAF (retired)

August 11, 1923 - March 26, 2017

On March 26, 2017, Chuck was called Home by the Lord he loved so very much at the age of 93. He was born to Roger and Ruby Ashby in Hanson, Kentucky on August 11, 1923. Chuck was known as Benjie while growing up on the family farm in rural Kentucky during the Great Depression years. Just after turning 18, he hitch-hiked almost 700 miles to Fort Bragg, North Carolina to enlist in the Army...
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Clementina Garza Macias

October 23, 1930 - March 26, 2017

Clementina Garza Macias was called upon by our Lord on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on October 23, 1930 to Maximiano de la Garza and Francesca Valle. During her final days, Clementina was often seen smiling and singing songs in her room bringing light to those fortunate enough to be present. She will be remembered as a loving mother, wife and Matriarch of the...
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Glenn Michael Phillips

December 14, 1958 - March 25, 2017

Glenn Michael Phillips, 58, of Cypress, Texas passed away in Marble Falls on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Glenn is predeceased by his parents, Haskell and Theresa Phillips. Glenn was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 14, 1958. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and continued on to receive his Bachelor of Business degree from North Texas State University. Glenn had a successful...
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Doris Izella Harper

February 4, 1923 - March 25, 2017

Doris Harper passed away peacefully on March 25, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in San Antonio on February 4, 1923 to Joseph and Frances Harper. She was a lifelong resident of San Antonio and a graduate of Brackenridge High School. Doris began working at W.B. Osborn Oil and Gas in 1952. She was a faithful and diligent employee and had many stories about when the office staff would move...
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Frank J. Lally, Jr.

August 6, 1949 - March 25, 2017

Frank J. Lally, Jr., age 68, of San Antonio, TX, died Saturday afternoon, March 25, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born August 6, 1949, in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Frank J. Lally, Sr. and Patricia Ann (Somers) Rued. Frank was an attorney for 20 years and then was the owner and operator of Gallery of Native Arts in Deland, FL for 8 years. He enjoyed spending time...
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George M. Rodgers

September 16, 1929 - March 24, 2017

Col. George M. Rodgers, age 87, passed away in San Antonio, Texas, due to health complications related to COPD. He was born in Houston to Ara Lee Smith and Manuel Rodgers and grew up in College Station. He received a B.S in Physical Education from Texas A&M College in 1950, an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Doctor of Divinity from the American Bible Institute...
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William B. Hogan, USAF (Ret.)

September 25, 1922 - March 24, 2017

Bill Hogan, 94, of San Antonio, passed away on March 24, 2017. Bill was born in Cisco, Texas, the 2nd of four children to Cornelius Frances Hogan and Irene Bartrug Hogan. He is most known and remembered for his devoted love for God, his wife Sandy and the family that they created together. Bill and Sandy were married for 70 years when she passed away in September of 2014. Even through his...
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Alfred Erwin Becker

March 27, 1933 - March 24, 2017

Our beloved Alfred Erwin Becker passed away March 24th. Born March 27, 1933 to Herman and Erna (Aurich) Becker in Austin, confirmed at St. Martin's Lutheran, graduated from Austin High in 1951, and served in the Army in Berlin 1953–1955. He met Adelheid (Heidi) von Roden in the library at Texas Lutheran College. They married in 1957 in Augsburg, Germany. Alfred graduated with a degree in...
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Joshua Kane Crittenden

September 23, 1980 - March 24, 2017

Joshua Kane Crittenden, age 36, passed away on March 24, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Bobby Layne Crittenden and his paternal and maternal grandfathers. Josh is survived by his mother, Darlene Wollney Crittenden, grandmother, Laura Wollney, goddaughter, Myra Gibson, girlfriend, Lilly Garcia, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Joshua attended schools in La...
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Jack C. Jordan

December 8, 1930 - March 24, 2017

Jack was born in San Marcus, Texas on December 8, 1930 and died in San Antonio, Texas on March 24, 2017. Jack attended Southwest Texas University and played basketball for the Bobcats. His college career was interrupted when he was drafted into the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to college where he completed his degree in education. He was...
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Marie E. Burton

January 20, 1926 - March 23, 2017

Marie passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 surrounded by family and her beloved dog. Marie was a past Worthy Matron ('74-'75) at Alamo Heights Chapter 734 Order of the Eastern Star, member of Prospect Hill Chapter 817 Order of the Eastern Star, Mighty Chosen One ('93-'94) of Omala Caldron 99 Daughters of Mokanna, and Mrs. Jack E. Burton President ('80) of San Antonio Assembly 159 Social order of...
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Ernest "Trey" III and Jessica Ybarbo

March 23, 2017

Sgt. Ernest "Trey" Gil Ybarbo III born February 26, 1977 and Jessica Jimenez Ybarbo born February 28, 1982. On March 23 2017, Sgt. Ernest "Trey" Gil Ybarbo III and his wife Jessica Jimenez Ybarbo were called home to the Lord. Trey is survived by his son Dominic Ybarbo, mother Janette Acosta Hayes, father James Hayes (Kathy), maternal grandmother Victoria Acosta, paternal grandmother...
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Charles D. Brown

December 10, 1931 - March 23, 2017

Charles D. Brown went to be with his Lord on March 23, 2017. He was born December 10, 1931 in Laredo, Texas to Maury B. Brown and Arvilla Seaman Brown. In the late 1930s, the Browns relocated to Fort Worth, Texas. Charles graduated from Riverside High School in Fort Worth in 1949, and received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Texas in 1954. Following graduation, he was...
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Douglas Henry, Sr.

October 20, 1930 - March 22, 2017

Douglas Henry, Sr., 86, died March 22, 2017. Doug is survived by his wife, Catherine Nelken Bienvenu Henry; son, Douglas Henry, Jr. (Paula); grandchildren, Andrea Daigle (Jeremy), Adrianna Henry, Douglas Henry III, Luis Henry, Dustin Sparage; and great-grandson, Beau Daigle. He is also survived by Catherine's children, Steven Bienvenu (Diana), Beth Bienvenu (Sue Dailey), Patti Franklin (Clay);...
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Bonnie M. Smith

October 1, 1927 - March 22, 2017

Bonnie Marie Smith October 1, 1927 – March 22, 2017. Bonnie Marie Smith, 89, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at The Vista of Blue Skies of Texas West in San Antonio, TX. Bonnie was born to Alicia and Floyd Brown on October 1, 1927, in Wilsey, KS. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, John Francis Smith, and a sister, Wanda Darigo. She is survived by a...
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Joseph Miller, Jr.

April 22, 1937 - March 22, 2017

Colonel Joseph Miller Jr., US Army (retired) passed away on March 22, 2017 at the age of 79. Since 2014, he had been a resident of the Army Residence Community. Colonel Miller was born on April 22, 1937 in Peoria, Illinois to Joseph and Mildred (Wolfenbarger) Miller. He attended parochial schools in Peoria and graduated from Spalding Institute in 1955. He continued his education at the...
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