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Jack O. Walker, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

October 29, 1932 - December 11, 2017

Commander Jack O. Walker, U.S. Navy (Retired), a native of Bexar County, passed away December 11, 2017. CDR Walker was preceded in death by his beloved wife of almost 45 years, Mary Crawford Walker, who died on November 2, 2003. CDR Walker was born on October 29, 1932, to John G. and Frances Hendrick Walker. Jack attended Edison High School, graduating in 1950 as the highest-ranking male...
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Donna V. Dennison

January 30, 1940 - December 11, 2017

Donna Vaughn Dennison, loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, died December 11, 2017, at her home in San Antonio. She was born in Cookeville, Tennessee on 30 January 1940 and grew up in Celina, Tennessee. She played basketball in high school and truly enjoyed all sports throughout her life, especially watching football and cheering for the San Antonio Spurs. Donna...
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Rita Elizabeth Lauer Spear

August 8, 1922 - December 11, 2017

Rita Elizabeth Lauer Spear passed away peacefully on December 11, 2017. She was born on August 8, 1922 in Marble, PA. Rita was preceded in death by her parents Otto F. Lauer and Beatrice Lauer; husband Eldon D. (Al) Spear, sisters Lois Urbanus, Jane Roberts, and brothers Wilbur Lauer, Ronald Lauer, and Otto (Frank) Lauer; and daughter in law Yolanda Spear. She is survived by her sons Jeffry...
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Raymond Prevott

March 31, 1922 - December 10, 2017

Raymond Prevott, was a life-long San Antonio resident who passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was born on March 31, 1922 to mother Isabel Cervantes of Monterey, Mexico and father Elbert Prevott of Oklahoma. He attended David G. Burnet Elementary School, then Ralph Waldo Emerson Jr. High, followed by San Antonio Technical and Vocational School. His first job was as a telegraph...
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Katherine (Kathi) Lynn Dooley

March 22, 1953 - December 9, 2017

Katherine (Kathi) Lynn Dooley (Gaga) entered eternal paradise December 9, 2017. She fought a long, hard and courageous battle against several heart and lung issues over the last sixteen years. She was born March 22, 1953 at Wilford Hall on Lackland AFB in San Antonio to Charles and Henrietta Redepenning. Kathi is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Deacon Sean W. Dooley, her children...
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Steven E. Fry

November 2, 1945 - December 9, 2017

Steven Edward Fry passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at the age of 72. Steve was born November 2, 1945 to Margaret and Leroy Fry and spent his childhood in Harlingen, Texas. After graduating from Harlingen High School, Steve attended the University of Texas, followed by the University of Houston Law School. Steve started his career in the energy industry in Houston at...
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Lida Lee Erben

January 14, 1929 - December 9, 2017

Lida Lee Denney Erben passed away at her home on December 9, 2017 at the age of 88. She was born on January 14, 1929 in Shreveport, LA to Lida Wilhelmina "Wilma" Biedenharn and Earl Andrews Denney. At the age of 2 her family moved to Wichita Falls, TX when her parents took over the management of the family Coca-Cola Bottling Plant. On two separate occasions in her youth, Lida Lee lived with her...
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Huguette Henriette Sierra Taillefer

August 27, 1932 - December 8, 2017

Huguette Henriette Sierra Taillefer, age 85, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Bordeaux, France, to parents Pedro and Ernestine Sierra. She graduated from Bordeaux College and was employed by the United States Air Force at Merignac AFB, in 1952. After her marriage to Bob they moved from Bordeaux, France to Orlando, Florida, in 1955. With her Military...
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Celia S. Sandoval

April 4, 1929 - December 8, 2017

Celia S. Sandoval passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the age of 88 years. Celia was born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The family moved to Mexico City when she was in her 20s and it was in Mexico City where she met her husband of 46 years, Oscar Sandoval Chamberlain. Her husband practiced law for a short period of time, but later Celia and Oscar...
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Evangelina M. Benavides

June 11, 1958 - December 8, 2017

Our beloved mother, wife, grandma, sister and friend, Evangelina M. Benavides, age 59, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017. Our Mom was very devoted to the family. She was a very meticulous, organized person and appreciated keeping her home spotless. A devout Catholic, she was very active in the church; participating in the many fund raisers and activities involving her children and...
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Marjorie Jane Hammerle

August 4, 1930 - December 7, 2017

Marjorie Jane Hammerle, age 87, passed away at 4:31 in the morning on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in Boerne, Texas. She gently eased her family to sleep after each assured her they would be okay before she ended a 15-year battle with dementia. Boerne received a record setting snowfall that landed its first large snowflake on her daughters shoulder at 4:31 that evening as the Lord accepted her...
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Jay F. Robinson, Jr.

February 21, 1944 - December 7, 2017

Jay F. Robinson, Jr. passed away quietly and peacefully on Thursday, December 7 at the age of 73. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends at the time of his death. Jay was born on February 21, 1944 in Corpus Christi Texas to parents Jay Francis Robinson and Lawrine Ann (Weisman). He attended St. Theresa's Grade School and graduated from Corpus Christi Academy. During his years at...
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Robert Boyd (Bob) Pheil

November 21, 1918 - December 6, 2017

Bob Pheil found eternal peace on December 6th shortly after turning 99 years old. A devoted husband, father, Grandpa and Great Grandpa, he is survived by his loving family: sons, Robert B. (Lisa) Pheil II and Joe (Carol) Pheil; grandchildren, Christopher (Amy) Pheil, Tomi (Adam) Miranda, Hillary (Stefan) Cadra and Robert B. (Tara) Pheil III; great-grandchildren, Joshua Pheil, Madeline Pheil,...
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Michael Damon Baker

February 25, 1952 - December 6, 2017

Michael Damon Baker died on Wednesday December 6th after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Tina, daughters Emily (son-in law Steven) and Maureen, step-daughter Antoinette, 5 siblings: Jo Ann, Chuck, Connie, Kim and Carol and 2 grandchildren; Sadie and Ava. He was born in Skowhegan, Maine on February 25, 1952 to Joyce and Wesley Baker. The second...
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Helen Marie Bowen

September 30, 1938 - December 6, 2017

Helen Marie Elder Bowen, born September 30, 1938, died on December 6, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mansel and Florence Elder; her brother, Mansel William (Billy) Elder; her sister, Maurine Frances Elder Scholtz (Renee); and stillborn son, James Vernon Bowen. She is survived by her wonderful husband of 61 years, Warren Bowen and children, Larry Bowen,...
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B. Coleman Renick, Jr.

November 26, 1935 - December 6, 2017

B. Coleman Renick, Jr. was born November 26, 1935 in San Antonio, Texas. His parents were B. Coleman Renick, Sr. and Pauline Davidson Renick. Coleman graduated from Mrs. Bishop's elementary school. He went to Alamo Heights High School and graduated from TMI. He graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1958 and from the University of Texas Law School in 1961. ...
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Florinda Reyes Rodriguez

October 10, 1930 - December 5, 2017

Florinda Reyes Rodriguez loving wife, mother, grandmother and a teacher for 38 years, passed away December 5, 2017 at the age of 87. Florinda was one of 14 children born to Carlos and Maria Reyes in Berclair, Texas. She graduated from Beeville High School and attended Southwest Texas State College receiving a degree in Education in 1956. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Victor Rodriguez;...
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Humberto Molina

November 6, 1934 - December 5, 2017

Humberto Molina went home to be with our Lord and Savior on December 5, 2017 after an extended illness. He passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was a devoted husband, loving father, caring grandfather and great-grandfather, and amazing friend to all who knew him. Born to the late Donaciano Molina and Insela Molina, Beto, as he was better known, was a...
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Althea Mitchell

October 20, 1913 - December 5, 2017

Althea Mitchell, age 104, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in San Antonio. Born in Chesnee, SC on October 20, 1913, Althea was the daughter of Fannie Mae McClure Foster and Samuel Byrd Foster. In 1934, she graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, with a Bachelor's degree in Music. She later received a Master's degree in Latin from the University of Virginia. Althea was a...
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Ronald "Ronnie" Burkholder

July 29, 1941 - December 5, 2017

Ronald "Ronnie" Burkholder, age 76, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Ronnie was born in San Antonio to Nell and Robert Burkholder in July of 1941. He was a vibrant child who always exuded confidence and personality. As he grew older, this confidence ultimately took him into his next chapter where he served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard, both in the States and abroad. After...
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Jose Luis Fernandez

July 24, 1927 - December 5, 2017

Dr. Jose L. Fernandez, a.k.a. "Joe", age 90, went peacefully to be with the Lord on December 5, 2017, in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Fernandez was born to Manuel Fernandez and Julia Rodriguez de Fernandez on July 24, 1927 in Mexico City, Mexico. Joe graduated from medical school at The National Autonomous University of Mexico. He came to Peoria, Illinois in 1953 and completed his internship at St....
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Herbert Burk McNair

December 31, 1931 - December 5, 2017

Herbert Burk McNair was born to Joseph Schley and Tressie Edith McNair in Camp, Arkansas December 31, 1931. He passed away December 5, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Burk was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Billie Sue. They together served more than 50 years ministering to people around the world. Burk was known for his compassion, kindness and his ability to encourage others in difficult...
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Rachel Yvette Gutierrez-Perez

June 15, 1980 - December 4, 2017

We are sad to announce the passing of Rachel Yvette Gutierrez-Perez on December 4, 2017 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She will be forever remembered by her wife, Rachel Perez; son, Robert Perez; her parents, David V Gutierrez and Dr. Cecilia Pacheco; her sisters, Marissa, Emma and Cecilia Gutierrez, as well as her extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held...
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James (Jim) Read Kirk

September 16, 1924 - December 4, 2017

Jim died after a courageous battle with heart disease at the age of 93. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Virginia and his children, Jim (Wendy), Kathy Bray (David), Pam Velasco (Peter) and Susie Molak (Pat). He will also be missed by 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and his loving dog Sandy. Jim was a WWII veteran and POW, an accomplished golfer and lover of Big Band...
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Jennie Sue Musgrove

August 20, 1924 - December 4, 2017

Jennie Sue Hurlbut Musgrove, 93, passed away on December 4, 2017, in Austin, Texas. She was born in Wheaton, Missouri, on August 20, 1924, to Harry and Pearl Hurlbut. Jennie and Ralph Musgrove were married in 1951. Before her daughter was born, Jennie worked as a secretary for the War Department at Camp Crowder, MO., Phillips Petroleum at Bartlesville, OK., and the Army Chemical Center in...
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Stephen Howard Cole

November 14, 1946 - December 4, 2017

Stephen Howard Cole, age 71, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was born on November 14, 1946 in Needham, Massachusetts to Herbert and Jean Cole. He graduated from St. Mary's University with a Master of Social Work (MSW). Stephen later served with the United States Air Force with distinction during the Vietnam Era in the Air Force 71-75 and was acknowledged as an...
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Mary C. Petrutsas

January 19, 1930 - December 3, 2017

Mary C. Petrutsas, age 87, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on January 19, 1930 to Mike and Sophia Callins. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John A. Petrutsas and sister, Estelle Bournias. Mary is survived by her four sons, Frank (Dina) Petrutsas, Michael (Kyle) Petrutsas, Stuart (Barbara) Petrutsas and Jimmy Petrutsas....
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Vernon Dean Pillow

November 6, 1933 - December 2, 2017

Vernon Dean Pillow, age 84, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on November 6, 1933 in Jewel City, Kentucky to Rosevelt Love and Lola Mae Daniels. The devoted wife of a military man, she traveled and spent much of her adult life in El Paso, Texas where she raised her 4 children. In 2008, they moved to San Antonio, Texas so they could be close to...
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Robert B. Ramirez

December 2, 1955 - December 2, 2017

God truly blessed us together with Eternal Love. If "LOVE" alone could have kept you here, you would've lived forever... It is with extremely heavy hearts to announce Robert B. Ramirez a Beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, godfather & friend was called home to be with our Lord on December 02, 2017 at the age of 62; after a long and courageous battle of...
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Christopher Jon Morales

June 16, 1999 - December 2, 2017

Christopher Jon Morales, 18, passed away on December 2, 2017. He was born June 16, 1999, to Juan A. Morales, Jr. and Cruzita Flores-Morales. Christopher lived in Plano, Texas. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jessica Marie Morales. Christopher is survived by his parents, Juan A. Morales, Jr. and Cruzita Flores-Morales; brothers, Noe Flores (Ashley) and James Flores. ...
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Dora Julia Merlo

October 6, 1944 - December 2, 2017

Dora Julia Merlo entered eternal rest on December 2, 2017 at the age of 73. A San Antonio native, she was born to Julio and Dora Merlo on October 6, 1944. She now reunites with her parents and brothers, George and Gary Merlo. Dora is survived by her children: Indalecio David Canamar III, Mary Elizabeth Canamar, Mark Anthony and wife Charmaine Canamar; grandchildren: Krystal N. Alcozer, Madelyn...
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Mary Gail Thomas Campbell

November 17, 1937 - December 2, 2017

Mary Gail Thomas Campbell, died Saturday, December 02, 2017. She was born November 17, 1937 in San Antonio. She attended Randolph – Macon Women's College and the University of Texas where she became a member of Pi Beta Phi. Mary was a member of the Junior League of San Antonio, the Battle of Flowers Association, Timely Topics and the Tuesday Musical Club. She was also an active member of Christ...
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Mike Manuppelli

September 12, 1927 - December 2, 2017

Mike Manuppelli died peacefully in his home on December 2, 2017 at the age of 90. He was predeceased by Kelley Manuppelli, his wife of 62 years. He is survived by his son, Scott and two daughters, Molly and Kelly Sue and their families, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mike led a full and robust life, grounded by a strong devotion to his family, church, and community. He built a...
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Gloria Cuellar Cantu

September 18, 1930 - December 2, 2017

Gloria Cuellar Cantu, born in Laredo, Texas on September 18, 1930, passed away on December 2, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Luis and Amelia Cuellar; brother, Luis Cuellar, Jr.; and sister, Rosa Maria Cuellar Garcia (Ben). She graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1948 in Laredo, Texas. Gloria worked at Carl's Department Store for over 30 years. She is survived...
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David Clarence Tapp

September 14, 1952 - December 1, 2017

David Clarence Tapp, age 65, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He born on September 14, 1952 to his parents, Elmer C. Tapp Jr. and Olive Frances Tays in Kansas City MO. David graduated Wentworth Military Academy; University of Missouri Kansas City; St. Louis University School of Medicine; and trained in the Nephrology Residency at Brooks Army Medical Center at Fort...
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Roberto R. Garcia

February 25, 1931 - November 30, 2017

Beloved father, Roberto R. Garcia, age 86, peacefully passed away in San Antonio Texas. He was born to the parents Teodulo Garcia and Dolores Ramos Garcia in Mexico City, Mexico. As a young child, he spent many years working during the Great Depression, mastering the craft of jewelry design. He sacrificed his education to ensure his family was provided for and supported his siblings in their...
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Lucien E. Bolduc, Jr.

February 2, 1927 - November 30, 2017

Major General Lucien E. Bolduc, Jr. (always known as "Blackie"), 90, passed on peacefully at his home at the Army Residence Community in San Antonio on November 30, 2017, surrounded by his children. Blackie was born into the Army in 1927 as the son of one United States Military Academy graduate and the nephew of another; both spent careers on active duty. He grew up on Army posts and was a...
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Florence Barbara Gonzalez

February 20, 1927 - November 30, 2017

Florence Barbara Gonzalez born in San Antonio, Texas, February 20, 1927 went to be with our Lord on November 30, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She had resided at Morningside Manor for the last 7 months. Mrs. Gonzalez graduated from Thomas Edison High School, attended Brackenridge School of Nursing in Austin, Texas and participated in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Nursing Program. She...
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Janell Annette Wolfe

August 22, 1942 - November 30, 2017

Janell Annette Wolfe, age 75, passed away on November 30, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. She was born August 22, 1942 in Sebring, Florida, to Estes James Houchins and Geneva Vernell Laechelin. She was raised in Pasadena, TX, along with her two sisters, by her mother and step-father, Hollis Clay Wilson. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Medical...
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Joseph Michael Trevino

August 26, 1962 - November 30, 2017

Joseph Michael (Joey) Treviño Sr., passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was born August 26, 1962 to Abelardo (Chayo) and Gloria Treviño and resided in San Antonio, TX. Many people grew to love and care for Joey, as he was a man with a huge heart that deeply cared for his family and friends. He touched all who crossed his path and loved...
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Vinkler "Vinks" Harwood Blocker III

October 19, 1936 - November 29, 2017

Vinkler "Vinks" Harwood Blocker III, retired senior intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, died on November 29, 2017, following a brief illness. He was the son of V. Harwood Blocker, Jr., and Hazel Silliman Blocker, and was born October 19, 1936, in Fort de France, Martinique, where his father was serving as U.S. Consul. He spent his childhood in Martinique, Brazil, and Mexico...
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Maria Angelica Bustinza

August 8, 1947 - November 29, 2017

Maria Angelica Bustinza, went to be with the Lord on November 29, 2017 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 70. Maria Angelica was born in Brownsville, TX on August, 8 1947 to Lamberto Guitron and Maria Luisa Valdez Guitron. Maria Angelica was preceded in death by, her parents; her first husband, Rodolfo Bustinza, III, her second husband, Armando Gonzalez; and her four brothers, Rodolfo, Israel,...
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Lois Birgel

March 24, 1929 - November 28, 2017

Lois Barbara Trapp Birgel passed away on November 28, 2017, at the age of 88. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Palm Sunday, March 24, 1929, to Adam and Dora Martensen Trapp. Lois will be especially remembered for her sweet disposition and her lovely voice. For many years, she was a member of the choir at Trinity Baptist Church, where she particularly enjoyed singing in the Living...
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Florence Morgen

June 16, 1919 - November 28, 2017

On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, Florence Morgen, wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed away at the age of 98 years in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Florence will be forever remembered by her daughter, Arlene Kiesler and her husband Lewis, by her grandson, David Perelstein and his wife Jennifer, great grandson Dakota, by her sister in-law Penny Eman, by her niece Tracey...
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Judith Porter

September 5, 1945 - November 28, 2017

Judith Porter, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born to Erma and Perry Johnson on September 5, 1945 in North Carolina. On March 17, 1963 she married Larry E. Porter, and they shared 28 years together. She took great joy in her travels as a military wife. Her most recent and "dream" trip was to Hawaii in 2015. Judith was a very strong, spiritual...
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Miriam Rachel Hirsch

May 19, 1946 - November 28, 2017

Miriam Rachel Hirsch, age 72, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born to Julius Mizel and Belle Mizel on May 19, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Miriam, or "Bubbe" as she liked to be called, devoted her life to the education of others as Career Teacher. She was a dedicated member of the San Antonio Texas Temple. Miriam has always kept a special place in...
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Jennifer Jo Smith

August 1, 1971 - November 27, 2017

Jennifer Jo Smith, 46, passed away on November 27, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in National City, California, on August 1, 1971 to Richard Brady and Linda Mattson. Jennifer was a loving and caring mother to 3 children. She enjoyed her work and her friends at her work. She was loved by those who knew her. Jennifer is survived by her 3 children, Laura Sophia Smith, Lilly Ann...
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Themis John Maloukis, US Marines Ret.

November 4, 1928 - November 27, 2017

Command Sgt. Major Themis John Maloukis, U.S. Marines (Ret.), age 89, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on November 4, 1928 to his parents, Capt. Stratis John Maloukis, Sr. and Della Marie Tryagonier. John was a very proud service man, serving with the Marines during the Korean War and 36 years in the Texas National Guard. He worked at Kelly Air Field...
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Richard C. Shaffer

July 3, 1945 - November 27, 2017

Richard Carl Shaffer, 72, died Monday, November 27, 2017 at the Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio. Born July 3, 1945, in Chambersburg, PA, he was the son of the late Merle E. and Ethel I. (Barnhart) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was a loving husband, an incredible father & grandfather, a loyal friend, and a proud U.S. Marine. He was always a person to be counted on and man of his word. He...
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Michael Dean Scheel

February 22, 1946 - November 27, 2017

Michael Dean Scheel, husband of Vicky Scheel, passed into the Lord's loving arms on Monday, November 27th, 2017 in San Antonio Texas. Born on February 22, 1946, he was the older of two sons to Perry and Ruth Scheel. He is preceded in death by his parents, Perry Scheel and Ruth Lockhart Scheel and his son, Aaron Scheel. He is survived by: wife, Vicky Scheel; brother, Barry Scheel (Vicki); mother...
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Idelle Ringel Abramson

February 8, 1928 - November 27, 2017

Idelle Ringel Abramson, was born in 1928 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Harry and Esther Ringel. A devoted wife and mother, loving grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to so many loved ones, Idelle passed away at home on November 27, 2017, after a 4-year battle with cancer. After receiving her Masters Degrees in History and English, Idelle taught senior English for many...
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Alice Sparks LaCour

April 18, 1934 - November 26, 2017

ALICE J. LaCOUR, age 83, of San Antonio, TX, departed this life on Sunday, November 26th, 2017 to go live eternally with the Lord our God. Alice was a native of Alexandria, Louisiana. She was a loving military wife who traveled the world with her husband (a career active duty Air Force member) until finally settling down in San Antonio where she raised her family. She was employed by the Army...
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Bertha H. Guajardo

July 21, 1921 - November 26, 2017

Grace. Beauty. Elegance. These words describe Bertha Herrera Guajardo. After graduating from Breckenridge High School, she went to work as an accountant for Emiliano Escobedo at the Escobedo Creamery located at the corner of Salinas and Trinity. After WWII, she married the love of her life and childhood sweetheart, Justo Guajardo. They operated J.G. Drug Stone located at the corner of...
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William Edward Hawkins

July 6, 1926 - November 26, 2017

William Edward Hawkins, age 91, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on July 6, 1926 in Abilene, Texas to Benjamin F. and Merle (Madera) Hawkins. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Wilma Lloyd Hawkins; and his wife, Anna Belle Hawkins. William is survived by two daughters, Donna Newkirk and husband Larry; and Dennie Hawkins; son David...
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John J. Danielson, Jr.

August 4, 1934 - November 26, 2017

COL John J. Danielson, Jr., 83, passed away November 26, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born August 4, 1934, in Teaneck, New Jersey, to Dr. John and Grace Murphy Danielson. COL Danielson, graduated from St. Peter's University in Jersey City, New Jersey. He earned a graduate degree in Hospital Administration from Baylor University. His career took him to Germany, Vietnam and many...
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Betty Jean Hancock

September 2, 1929 - November 26, 2017

Betty Jean Elbel Hancock peacefully went to be with our Lord on November 26, 2017. She was surrounded by her family at her home. Betty was born to Walter G. Elbel, of Smithson Valley, Texas and Ella Saur of Bergheim, Texas on September 2, 1929. Betty's grandparents were some of the original German families who settled and ranched in that area in the late 1800's. Betty graduated from Incarnate...
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Raul Valdez, Jr.

September 28, 1961 - November 26, 2017

Raul Valdez Jr., age 56, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on September 28, 1961 to Raul Valdez Sr. and Irene Flores in Brownsville, Texas. Raul met the love of his life, Sylvia, in Harlingen, Texas, at Mario's Mad Bull. They married on June 18, 1983 there in Harlingen. Some of his favorite vacations were to Alaska and to South Padre Island...
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Winston Remi Maxwell

October 9, 1925 - November 25, 2017

Winston Remi Maxwell, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, went to be with his heavenly Father on Saturday, November 25, 2017. He was born on October 9, 1925 New York City, NY, and moved to San Antonio, Texas, at the age of two, to live with his grandmother, Helen C. Burns. Winston joined the Navy in 1943, and was sent to Kingsville Naval Air Station and Lakehurst, NJ, to...
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Margaret Ann Clark Ostrum

January 16, 1925 - November 25, 2017

Margaret Ann Clark Ostrum died Saturday, November 25th after a brief illness. She was born in Portland, Maine in 1925 to Paul and Ruby Clark seven minutes after her twin sister Martha. She worked for the Press Corps in Europe after World War II then came to San Antonio as a reporter for the San Antonio Light where she met the love of her life, Bob Ostrum, and they married in 1953. Margaret...
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Charlene B. Moore

July 29, 1931 - November 25, 2017

Charlene Moore, age 86, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. She was born at the Nix Hospital in San Antonio to parents, Thomas F. and Evie (Stewart) Burke. Charlene graduated from Alamo Heights High School and attended what is now called South West Texas State. With her analytical mind, Charlene worked well with the staff at Tesoro in the Land Department, leaving with the title Division...
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Steven M. Bradshaw

June 6, 1991 - November 25, 2017

Sgt. Steven M. Bradshaw, 26, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, after a 15-month courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 6, 1991, in Okaloosa County, Florida, to Scott and Emilia Bradshaw. Steven enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 16, 2010, as a Forward Observer. While stationed in Hawaii, he met Lisa, and they were united in marriage on October 26,...
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Fima Varnas Bellos

December 10, 1924 - November 25, 2017

Fima Varnas Bellos age 92, of San Antonio, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. She received her Bachelor's degree in education in 1977 from Incarnate Word College. Her passion was education and she loved teaching first graders at Bonham Elementary School for many years until she retired. She is preceded in death by her husband, Constantine N. Bellos. She is survived by her son,...
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Maria Amezcua

January 6, 1946 - November 24, 2017

Maria Amezcua, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017. She was a virtuous woman. A woman of character far more precious than rubies. Maria was full of wisdom & knowledge. She was a true example of a Proverbs 31 woman. Maria was born on January 6, 1946 to Jose Angel Mata and Lilly Davis, in San Antonio Texas. While attending business school in...
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Maria Amezcua

January 6, 1946 - November 24, 2017

Maria Amezcua, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017. She was a virtuous woman. A woman of character far more precious than rubies. Maria was full of wisdom & knowledge. She was a true example of a Proverbs 31 woman. Maria was born on January 6, 1946 to Jose Angel Mata and Lilly Davis, in San Antonio Texas. While attending business school in...
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Sandra J. Koerber

December 31, 1956 - November 23, 2017

Sandra J. Koerber, age 60, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on December 31, 1956 to George and Dorothy Koerber. She was preceded in death by her father and brother, Steven Koerber. Sandra is survived by her mother; daughters, Amy Contreras (Jorge), Laura O'Bar and Valerie O'Bar; grandchildren, Sophia Contreras and Judith Contreras; brothers,...
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Barbee Taylor Winn

August 17, 1917 - November 23, 2017

Barbee T. Winn lived every minute of her life to the fullest, and loved every second. She was born in Arlington, Texas on August 17, 1917 to Walter Barbee Taylor and Eunice Taylor, and died on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017 at the age of 100. She came of age in the depression and learned how to creatively approach life. She became a horsewoman, businesswoman, markswoman, cook, tailor,...
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Minerva Lona Angulo

December 30, 1933 - November 23, 2017

Minerva Lona Angulo, age 83, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born the youngest of 6 children on December 30, 1933, to father Antonio A. Lona and mother Eva Barbosa Lona in Laredo, Texas. Minerva spent her childhood in Laredo and San Antonio, graduating from Sidney Lanier High School in 1953 as Class President and Salutatorian. She was engaged to...
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Shirley Kanter

October 18, 1935 - November 23, 2017

Shirley Kanter, age 82, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017. She was born in San Antonio to Eddie and Nell Hyman Greenberg. Shirley married Jerry, the love of her life in 1954 and began their adventure. Together they saw the world and raised four children in a nomadic life as an Air Force family. She enjoyed playing slots, games of all kinds, shopping, but mostly her grandchildren....
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Albert Orta

August 7, 1929 - November 22, 2017

ALBERT O. ORTA (1929-2017) Albert Orta, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Sacramento, California. He was born on August 7, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas. The family has resided in Sacramento since 1975 when Albert took a position with the Sacramento Army Depot. Albert is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary Orta,...
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William H. Simpson, USNA (RET.)

June 1, 1934 - November 22, 2017

Beloved husband William H. Simpson USNA (Ret.), age 83, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in Garden Ridge, Texas. He was born on June 1, 1934 in Laredo, Texas to Oscar and Armae Simpson. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1956 and then continued his studies at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the pastor at 5 Baptist churches. His...
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Ruth Rodriguez Balliram

June 26, 1941 - November 22, 2017

Ruth Rodriguez Balliram, 76, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born on June 26, 1941 in San Angelo, Texas to Crecencio Munoz Rodriguez and Manuela Lydia Rodriguez. Mrs. Balliram holds an Associate Degree in Mid-Management from El Paso Community College and completed a 2-year upward mobility program in Civil Service, culminating as an Equal...
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Maria Mercedes Zaragoza Ambrosi

February 5, 1958 - November 22, 2017

Maria Mercedes Zaragoza Ambrosi, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 5, 1958 in Mexico City, Mexico to Ramon Zaragoza and Maria del Socorro Ambrosi. The family will receive friends Friday, November 24, 2017 beginning at 10:00 A.M. at Porter Loring Mortuary North. VIGIL SERVICE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017 7:00 P.M. PORTER...
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Jane V. Huff

April 1, 1923 - November 21, 2017

Jane V. Huff, age 94, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2017 in Corpus Christi. She was born in Kansas City, MO to parents, Clyde C. and Mildred (Chambers) Vandiver. Jane attended Christian College and University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority; Chapter AL of PEO Sisterhood and an Elder in Covenant Presbyterian Church. Jane met her husband, Harry,...
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Charles R. Rodriguez

September 14, 1947 - November 21, 2017

Charles R. Rodriguez, age 70, passed peacefully at home on November 21, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on September 14, 1947 to loving parents, Charles R. Rodriguez, Sr. and Virginia Ramos Rodriguez. Charles met the love of his life, Joyce, at a dance when they were teenagers. Known for being the life of the party, he was always quick with a story and loved to make others laugh. He was...
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Jerry Ray Schriner

March 20, 1938 - November 21, 2017

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Jerry Ray Schriner, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, with his loving wife by his side. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, spent time overseas, and was honorably discharged. After a long professional career, as a radar expert on B-52 airplanes at Kelly Air Force Base, he retired from civil service in...
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Dixie L. Brown

March 25, 1944 - November 21, 2017

Dixie L. Brown, age 73, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy Buchanan Payne and Dorthy Renna Payne. Dixie is survived by her husband, Clinton F. Brown; son, Edward Lee Pinnell and wife Tonya; daughter, Terri Lynn Day and husband James; son, Marcus A. Brown and wife Nicole; daughter, Melissa K. Helms and husband James;...
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Hubert Gilbert Eckhardt

August 28, 1933 - November 21, 2017

Hubert Gilbert Eckhardt passed away the morning of November 21, 2017 surrounded by his family. Hubert was the seventh child of Hugo A. and Marie Feuge Eckhardt. He was born on August 28, 1933 in Blanco County, Texas. He attended Harper High School, following, he entered the United States Army. He received his honorable discharge in 1955. For a short period of time he joined the Eckhardt...
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Frances Winakur

May 4, 1924 - November 20, 2017

Frances was raised in Baltimore, MD, above a luncheonette run by her parents, Sam and Bessie Pollack. She waitressed during her teenage years and there met Leonard Winakur whom she would later marry after he returned from five years of service during WWll. She wrote him every day of his deployment. Frances worked hard all her life: raising her two sons, Jerry and Michael; then beside her...
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Douglas Alfred McDougall

April 3, 1935 - November 19, 2017

Douglas Alfred McDougall, age 82, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017. He was born in Mason, Texas, to parents Walter H. and Alma Mina (Kuhlmann) McDougall. Doug moved to the San Antonio area when he was 5 years of age attending Ben Milam Elementary School. In 2nd grade he transferred to Morel Ward Elementary School on South Flores Street. He graduated from Harlandale High School in...
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Harry Garison

November 16, 1959 - November 19, 2017

Harry Garison was born November 16, 1959 in San Antonio, Texas to Clare and Lee Garison. He had a tremendous passion and love for his family. He married the love of his life Christine in 1976 and had the privilege of growing up with his best friend and wife. Before having children they spent many years camping, floating the river, and making trips to the beach on Harry's motorcycle. After many...
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John W. Gilboux

March 18, 1930 - November 19, 2017

Ltc. John W. Gilboux US Army (Ret.) passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at his home in San Antonio, TX at the age of 87. He was born on March 18, 1930 in New Kensington, PA. to parents, George H. and Mildred Emonds Gilboux. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers George and Ron and sister Mitzie, brothers-in-law Glenn Stuckman and Gene Pleva. John was a 1948 graduate of St....
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Nora Belle Rogers

November 28, 1937 - November 18, 2017

Nora Belle Fowler Rogers went to be with our heavenly father on Saturday November 18, 2017. She has suffered with Alzheimer's disease for a few years and passed peacefully. She was born to J.C. Fowler and Lucille Prosser Fowler on November 28, 1937 in Georgia. She is survived by her brothers: Ernest Fowler and J.C. Fowler, Jr. of Georgia; children: Miriam Sheffield, Natalie Lapetino, Robert...
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Jerry Lynn Schero

February 18, 1929 - November 18, 2017

Jerry Lynn Schero went to be with her Savior on November 18, 2017, at the age of 88 years. She was born Jerry Lynn Ray on February 18, 1929, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She graduated from Harlandale High School in 1946. She married Robert Joe Schero, Sr., on May 26, 1951. One of her most admired traits was her adventurous spirit, she experienced life to the fullest and filled her family...
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Daniel A. Dupre

August 24, 1939 - November 18, 2017

Daniel A. Dupré, beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Throughout his life, Daniel lived his life by the mantra "To thine own self be true." Daniel was born on August 24, 1939 to Daniel Joseph Dupré and Lucile Minton Dupré in Delavan, WI. He had the pleasure of telling his children that in Delavan he had to walk to school...
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David Stovall

October 8, 1960 - November 18, 2017

Officer David A. Stovall, age 57, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on October 8th, 1960 in England to Billie Stovall and Eileen Mullaney. David graduated from Rocky Point High School, N.Y., class of 1979. He attended Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio where he pitched for the Marietta Pioneers. David joined the United States Army December 1983 where...
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Patrick Quinn Ramos

June 25, 1965 - November 16, 2017

Patrick Quinn Ramos, age 52, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born on June 25, 1965 at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina to Master Sargent Francisco and Mrs. Olga Ramos. Patrick is survived by his siblings Darrell Ramos, Yvonne and her husband Dan Phillips, Denise and her husband David Chavira, Kimbert and his wife Alice Ramos and their families. He...
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John D. Farrell

September 29, 1930 - November 16, 2017

John D. Farrell, Sr., 87, passed away on November 16, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. John taught 4H for 20+years. He loved the outdoors and horses. John loved to ride and taught his daughter to rope. He was good with photography and enjoyed bowling. He was a spiritual man and followed his Catholic faith, his entire life. An honest, straight forward man, he was firm but loving and will...
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Antonio Jesus Rangel

June 5, 1935 - November 16, 2017

Antonio Jesus Rangel, age 82, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on June 5, 1935 to Jesus and Panfila Rangel in La Feria, Texas. Later on, he graduated with honors from La Feria High School in 1953. He was a Railroad Telegrapher for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Antonio then transferred to the Southern Pacific Railroad as Chief Train Dispatcher...
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Joe Terry Moore, Jr.

May 2, 1922 - November 16, 2017

Joe Terry Moore, Jr. (The Old Pro) was accepted into the arms of Jesus on November 16, 2017. Joe was born in Brownwood, TX on May 2, 1922 to Joe T. and Ruby Moore. Joe moved to San Antonio with his family at the age of 5. After graduating high school at TMI, Joe attended LSU on a golf scholarship and proudly served in the US Army during WWII, serving a tour in Italy. At the age of 28, Joe...
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Irene M. Vera

November 25, 1924 - November 15, 2017

Irene M. Vera was born in Texas City, Texas on November 25, 1924. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur S. Vera; her beloved parents, Ernesto and Eloisa Martinez; sisters, Chelo Coronado and Concha Rodriguez; and brother, Manuel Martinez. In 1941, she married the love of her life, Arthur, and they shared a wonderfully love-filled marriage of almost 75 years. Irene worked hard...
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Manuel David Perez

April 30, 1958 - November 15, 2017

DAVID PEREZ April 30, 1958 – November 15, 2017 Manuel David Perez, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in Dallas, TX. He was born in Austin, TX to parents Manuel and Mary Louise (Teniente) Perez. David graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School (Class of '76) and received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. He started...
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Bridget Peterson

April 2, 1959 - November 15, 2017

Bridget Peterson, 58, died on November 15, 2017, at her home in Spring Branch, Texas. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Bridget had touched throughout her life. Bridget was born on April 2, 1959, in Bronx, NY to Brigida Rosario. She worked for the Social Security Administration for 35 years, as a Claims Representative and a Union Representative. She loved her...
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Gerald Wayne Laubach

November 18, 1952 - November 14, 2017

Gerald Wayne Laubach was called home to be with our Lord on Tuesday November 14th at the age of 64. He graduated from Thomas Edison High School where he was on the track team as a long distance runner and then attended Texas Lutheran College shortly after. Growing up, Gerald loved to spend time on his Opa's ranch, deer hunting with his brothers and cousins, attending bible study, camping at...
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Rose Mary Carreno Valdez

August 27, 1948 - November 14, 2017

Rose Mary Carreno Valdez, an angel of God, graced us with her love, wisdom, and devotion from her birth on August 27, 1948 until her premature and unexpected death on November 14, 2017. A loving wife, an exemplary mother, and truest of friend to many, she was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Estella Carreno. She is survived by her husband of forty years, Ernest G. Valdez; daughter,...
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Annalyn Achning Gates

November 14, 2017

Annalyn Achning Gates passed away peacefully at home surrounded by love. She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Estellyn Achning; her daughter, Deborah Lyn Raider. Annalyn is survived by her daughter, Melissa Raider Keahey; her grandson, Walter Blank Keahey; her granddaughter, Deanna Lyn Ramirez; her sister, Nancy Achning Muldoon, and her husband, William III; her niece, Shevaun;...
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Harvey Cox

September 1, 1923 - November 13, 2017

Major Harvey Gray Cox, USAF (Ret.), 94, passed away on November 13, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Holmes Co., Mississippi on September 1, 1923, to William Winfred Cox and Bessie Jane Cox. Harvey graduated from Vaiden High School, Vaiden, MS. on April 18, 1941. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in Jackson, MS. Within 2 years, he was accepted in the Army Air Corp Cadet...
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Virginia Helen Anderson Boeck

May 13, 1921 - November 13, 2017

Virginia Helen Anderson Boeck May 13, 1921 – November 13, 2017 Virginia Helen Anderson Boeck, age 96, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Virginia was born in Chicago, IL to Anton T. and Joanna Harmacinski Anderson on May 13, 1921 and moved with her family to San Antonio in 1924. She graduated from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio with a teaching...
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Marjorie Kellerman nee Sidlow

November 13, 2017

Marjorie Kellerman, nee Sidlow, was born in a small village in England in 1920. She was brought into the world by a mid-wife in Granny Welsby's bedroom in a canopied bed. During World War II, Marjorie had a clerical job at an airplane repair facility where she met and married Warren Kellerman, an American, who was part of a team from Kelly Field sent to England to keep the planes flying during...
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Carroll Patt Talley

January 16, 1945 - November 12, 2017

Carroll Patt Talley entered peacefully into his final rest at the age of 72 on November 12, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family at his Castle Hills home. Patt was a devoted husband to his wife, Jeanne, of 52 years. Together they raised four sons, Patrick, Darin, Jeffery, and Christopher, and a daughter, Lisa, whom he now joins in heaven. Patt was born in Waynesboro,...
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George M. Reininger

July 9, 1944 - November 12, 2017

George will be remembered as a quiet, faithful and selfless gentleman. Born to Marvin Reininger and Mary Margaret Collins Reininger, both now deceased, George is survived by daughter Renee Reininger and spouse David McShane of Las Vegas, NV, granddaughter Madelyn Williams and great grandson Carter Moore. Seven siblings also survive him: Charmaine Williams (Allen), Nancy Biggs (Gordon, deceased)...
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