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Patsy Sue Williams Beyer

November 28, 1939 - February 20, 2017

Patsy Sue Williams Beyer, age 77, of San Antonio, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Williams; sister, Charlene Dallas; brother, Harry Williams; daughter, Donna Sue Beyer. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Lloyd Beyer; son, Kenneth Beyer ...
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Betty Kathryn Peavy LeFlore

June 3, 1941 - February 19, 2017

Betty Kathryn Peavy LeFlore was born June 3, 1941 in Lufkin Texas, the oldest child of Thomas William Peavy and Virginia Harrington Peavy. She died peacefully in her sleep on February 19, 2017. Growing up in East Texas she graduated from Lufkin High School and the University of Texas at Austin, where she met her husband of nearly 50 years John Frederick LeFlore. They made their home in San...
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Lucio R. Acosta, Jr.

October 9, 1926 - February 18, 2017

Our beloved father, husband and friend, Lucio R. Acosta Jr., age 90, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 with his family at his side. He is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 70 years, Antonia Acosta; their sons, Lucio Acosta III and wife, Rosie, Ricardo Acosta and wife, Susan and Carlos Acosta and wife, Linda; grandchildren, Bret McInnis, Amy Acosta,...
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Dorothea "Tody" V. Rigdon

March 3, 1929 - February 18, 2017

Dorothea "Tody" V. Rigdon, age 87, passed away February 18, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born March 3, 1929, in Marshall, Missouri, to Frank and Edith Roscher. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold F. Rigdon; and brother, Rod Roscher. Tody taught special education at Kirby Elementary (Hopkins Elementary) for over 30 years. Dorothea is survived by her son,...
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Catalina Silva

October 16, 1924 - February 17, 2017

Catalina Silva entered into rest on February 17th, 2017. She is preceded in death by her mother, Felicitas Contreras Alfaro; her father, Jose Antonio Alfaro; her sister, Socorro Alfaro; her brothers, Luis Francisco, Miguel, Manuel, Jose Antonio Jr., Leopoldo Leocadio, Victor Rafael, and Gilberto Felipe Alfaro. She is survived by her brothers, Jesus Salvador (Isabel) and Guillermo Alfaro (Celia)...
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Dathon M. (Dimps) Bancroft

February 20, 1923 - February 17, 2017

Dathon M. (Dimp) Bancroft, age 93, died on Friday, February 17, 2017. She was born February 20, 1923 in Nashville, Tennessee and is preceded in death by her husband, George H. (Binx) Bancroft. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Alamo Heights, San Antonio, Texas. She worked for 36 years in Federal Civil Service in various positions in the Veterans Administration, U.S. Treasury...
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Joan Audrey Paradowski

August 6, 1925 - February 16, 2017

PARADOWSKI Joan Audrey Paradowski, passed away on February 16, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born to Emmett Opal Griffin and Victoria Belle Hicks on August 6, 1925 in Carterville, MO. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough. GRAVESIDE SERVICE MONDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2017 9:30 A.M FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL...
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Freda Deeks Reidenbach

March 30, 1924 - February 16, 2017

Freda Deeks Reidenbach, age 92, joined her beloved husband, David, in Heaven on February 16, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in the English village of Clare, located in Suffolk County, England. She met and married her Texan husband, David, during WWII in England and crossed the Atlantic to live in Texas with him after the end of the war. They enjoyed 36 beautiful years of marriage...
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Melba Jean Taylor

March 24, 1936 - February 16, 2017

Melba Jean Taylor, age 80, passed away February 16, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born March 24, 1936, in Luling, Texas and grew up in Whitsett, Texas. Jean spent most of her adult life in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Prentice and Beatrice Roberts Taylor; and her daughter, Linda Jean Coatney. She is survived by her only sibling, D'Ann Taylor Harper...
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Jim Hamby

February 15, 2017

Jim Hamby went home to be with the Lord on the evening of Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at the age of 85. Born to Eloise and Luther Hamby in Hickory, North Carolina, Jim left at 18 to join the air force where he was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Upon his return to San Antonio, he managed a Dairy Queen where he later built the business to 23 Dairy Queens and Hamby...
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James Edward West

September 3, 1946 - February 15, 2017

James Edward West, age 70, of San Antonio passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. He was born to Edward L. West and Mary Lang on September 3, 1946 in Hoboken, NJ. James served in the U.S. Air Force receiving many decorations and medals. He was preceded in death by his parents. James is survived by his wife, Aurora West; daughter, Mary Catherine West and step-son, Arthur E....
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Charles N. "Chuck" Lecke

June 2, 1954 - February 15, 2017

Charles N. "Chuck" Lecke, age 62, of San Antonio, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles N. Lecke, Sr. and Eunice Theresa Gritter of New Orleans, LA. Chuck was a man of science and a Professor of Information Technology at Hallmark University. His greatest achievement in life, besides raising two wonderful children, was his gift of education, which...
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(Helen) Carroll Emerson

April 5, 1941 - February 14, 2017

In that still, pre-dawn hour of Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017, in her hometown of San Antonio, our beloved Carroll peacefully let go her last breath in this world. Carroll enjoyed an active 75 years. The onset of chronic illness at first hardly slowed her down, but eventually sapped her strength, and Carroll was ready when her Lord called her home. Carroll was born in Memphis,...
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Lucille Mendez

April 2, 1922 - February 14, 2017

Lucille was born on April 2, 1922 and passed away February 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Crescencio and Julia Mendez, her siblings, Arthur and Chris, Jr., Mendez and her sister, Arline Luevano. She is survived by her siblings, Anne Marie Evans, John Mendez, Phil Mendez (Lourdes) and Linda Mendez Carter (Joe), sister-in-law, Ann Mendez and many nieces and nephews. ...
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Marie Lewis

June 19, 1922 - February 14, 2017

Marie Lewis, age 94, passed away February 14, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born June 19, 1922, in Leslie County, Kentucky to Lee and Delora Collette. She thrived on serving her community with her husband, Charles A. Lewis, through their business: The May Marie Company, where she was dedicated to educating and providing women with better breast health. She was preceded in death...
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Cecil Elliot Schenker

July 8, 1942 - February 14, 2017

Cecil Elliot Schenker, a lifelong San Antonio resident, passed away Monday, February 14, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and friends at the age of 74. Cecil graduated from Jefferson High School in 1960. He then attended University of Oklahoma, followed by the University of Texas Law School: a source of great conflict come football season. He practiced law in San Antonio for nearly...
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Rosa Maria Garcia

May 10, 1951 - February 14, 2017

Our beloved mother, wife and friend, Rosa Maria Garcia, age 65, of San Antonio, TX went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The daughter of Jose Moreno and Beatriz Cardova de Moreno. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Antonio Garcia and six children: Dalia Gutierrez and her spouse, Eleazar Gutierrez; Antonio Garcia Jr.; Jose Rene Garcia and his spouse, Barbara...
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Matthew Kyle Gruene

September 30, 1971 - February 13, 2017

Beloved father, son, and great friend to so many, Matthew Kyle Gruene (Matt), 45 years old of San Antonio, TX transitioned to eternal life and peace on Monday, February 13, 2017. Matthew was born in Washington D.C. on September 30, 1971. As a youth, he loved fishing, horseback riding, and camping with his family. From an early age, he excelled at bicycle racing, first with BMX racing, and...
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Ann McBain

August 29, 1938 - February 13, 2017

Ann McBain, age 78, passed away February 13, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born August 29, 1938, in Abilene, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Gaines W. Shults; and her mother, Fay Byrd and Fay's husband, Dick Byrd. Ann is survived by her husband of 40 years, Dan McBain; her mom, Bonnie Shults; daughter, Laurel Navarro and husband Joe; son, Wade Hawkins and wife...
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Aili H. Vaughan

November 19, 1929 - February 12, 2017

Aili Hilda Sophie Vaughan of Chassell, MI, died on February 12, 2017 in San Antonio, TX after a long illness. Aili was born November 19, 1929 in Askel, MI to Matti and Hilia (Moilanen) Tauriainen. She married Harry H Vaughan in Askel on June 7, 1950; in 1959 they moved their family to Hibbing, MN where they lived until returning to Chassell, MI in 1988. Aili was a homemaker who returned to...
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Betty Jane (B.J.) Larson

August 16, 1944 - February 12, 2017

Betty Jane (B.J.) Larson, age 72, passed away on February 12, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. She graduated from Paris High school, class of 1962, Paris Jr. College, class of 1964 and received a Master's degree from Texas Tech University, class of 1970. Betty taught Child Development and was Dean of Occupational and Technical Education of San Antonio College. She loved to garden and to travel. She...
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Linda Ann Rice (Suchey)

April 26, 1940 - February 11, 2017

Linda Ann Rice (Suchey), 76, of Niceville, FL passed away on February 11, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Linda was born in Sumiton, AL to Joe and Avis (Sandlin) Suchey. She lived there with her brothers, Terry Suchey and Randy Suchey until her marriage to Robert (Bob) C. Rice. Linda and Bob embarked together on their marriage and a military career that spanned multiple states and countries....
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Gary Lynn Newman

July 14, 1956 - February 11, 2017

Gary Lynn Newman passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 11, 2017, from an undiagnosed heart condition at the age of 60. Gary was full of life and love and freely shared his abundant warmth and kindness with each and every person he came to know. He loved to make others happy by offering a helping hand, sharing a smile or a laugh, or simply being present during another's...
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Iosif Korostyshevsky

June 23, 1939 - February 11, 2017

Iosif Korostyshevsky, age 77, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in the Ukraine on June 23rd, 1939 to Gregory and Sura Korostyshevsky. He received a Master's degree in Civil Engineering and became a manager at a construction company in Ukraine. He had a wonderful personality and was very well respected and loved by everyone. He was married to Margarita...
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Dr. Alfred Donald Sumberg

November 22, 1928 - February 11, 2017

Dr. Alfred Donald Sumberg, age 88, entered into rest on February 11, 2017. Alfred was born in Utica, NY and resided most of his adult life in Rockville, MD. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dolly Primakow Sumberg, his parents Samuel & Rachel Sumberg, and his sister Eleanor Kowalsky. He is survived by children; Susan Beldon and her husband Brad; Laurie Bonner and her husband David; and by his...
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Eugenia (Jean) Boothe Peacock

June 22, 1928 - February 10, 2017

Eugenia (Jean) Boothe Peacock died February 10th 2017 in San Antonio, TX at age 88. Born on June 22nd 1928 in Waycross GA, Jean grew up in Jacksonville, FL graduating from Andrew Jackson High School in 1946. She and her husband Russell Peacock were married July 14th 1951 and were together over 60 years, raising two sons, first in Jacksonville and then in Cherry Hill, NJ. When Russell retired...
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Darlene "Huni" DuBose

March 29, 1929 - February 10, 2017

Darlene "Huni" DuBose, age 87, died on Friday, February 10, 2017 surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home. She was born March 29, 1929. She is preceded in death by her sons, William (Billy) DuBose and Michael DuBose. She is survived by her husband, Robert DuBose; daughter, Jackie Syrko and husband, Michael; sons, Sidney (Danny) DuBose and wife, Yvonne, Robert III DuBose and wife, Dora,...
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Thomas Lloyd Sievers

December 5, 1955 - February 10, 2017

Thomas Lloyd Sievers, age 61, passed away surrounded by his family on February 10, 2017. He was born on December 5, 1955 to Harold and Anna (Wright) Sievers. Upon high school graduation (Sam Houston Class of '74), he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Yosemite. In 1980, he married Cheryl Lynn Pollok. From their love came daughter, Kimberly, and sons, Eric and Kevin. Love blossomed...
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Adalgisa Guhlin

November 22, 1928 - February 10, 2017

Adalgisa Guhlin, age 88, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born on November 22, 1928 in Panama to Miguel Gonzalez and Esmeralda Mayorga. Also known as Ada, she served as a teacher in both Panama and Texas for many years. Her math expertise enabled her to assist hundreds of students in Edgewood ISD and Rio Grande City ISD. Ada was preceded in death by her...
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Dorothy Nell Hudson Thrift

December 2, 1924 - February 10, 2017

Dorothy Hudson Thrift passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2017, joining her beloved husband Terry of 70 years who predeceased her by three days. Dot loved celebrating life at every opportunity. She had a way of bringing joy and beauty into every circumstance of life, ever-ready for fun and adventure. She was adored by Terry and devoted to family. She delighted in her children,...
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Barbara Gean Norris Arnold

June 26, 1942 - February 10, 2017

Barbara Gean Norris Arnold, age 74, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 in San Antonio. Barbara was born in San Antonio and was a true Texas lady. She graduated from Burbank High School, class of 1960. Barbara was a woman of faith and deeply loved her family. She was preceded in death by her father, A.B Norris; brother, Neal L. Norris; and sister, Joyce A. Norris. Barbara is survived by her...
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Lois Speier

May 23, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Lois Speier, age 86 of Sugar Land passed away on February 9, 2017. She was born on May 23, 1930 to Hugo J. and Estelle Ullrich Binz in San Antonio, Texas. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Speier; her precious great-grandson, Julien Kalil Gracely and her parents. She is survived by her children, Johnny Speier (Lynn), Mary Gracely (Tony), Jim Speier (Kay), Mike Speier,...
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Robert G. Spanley

November 23, 1943 - February 9, 2017

Robert Spanley, born November 23, 1943, passed away peacefully with his family February 9, 2017. He was born in Orange, Texas to Gerald and Gracie Spanley. Robert had many passions in life. He was a true family man who supported both his children and grandchildren. He never missed an event or game, and if out of town, he would drive at breakneck speed to get back in time. He was always...
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John Edmund Rangel, US Army (Ret)

January 20, 1979 - February 8, 2017

Beloved Father, Son, and Brother, Sgt. John Edmund Rangel, US Army (Ret), age 38, passed away on Tuesday February 8, 2017 in San Antonio, TX after a short illness. He is survived by his mother Diana Hinojosa Rangel, his three children: Edmund Michael Rangel, Natalie Sierra Rangel and Jakob Mercado, (April, mother to Natalie Rangel and Jakob Mercado); brother, Stephen Edward Rangel, and many...
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Gerold W. Haas

July 21, 1937 - February 8, 2017

Gerold W. Haas, age 79, passed away February 8, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born July 21, 1937, in Reading, Ohio to William and Elizabeth Haas. He served over 21 years in the US Air Force, retiring at the rank of Major. Gerold graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati where he earned Master of Business Administration. Gerold furthered his education at University of Detroit...
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William Terry Thrift, Jr.

November 23, 1920 - February 7, 2017

Terry Thrift, Jr., 96, passed away peacefully at home beside Dot, his beloved wife, and surrounded by family on February 7, 2017. Terry loved life and pursued it optimistically with an unrelenting and determined spirit. As a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and son, Terry took great pride and joy in every member of his family. He served as a strong...
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Norma Jean Golden

April 9, 1928 - February 7, 2017

Norma Jean Golden, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born in Clyde, TX to parents Joe Clyde and Mary Fleming (McNeil) Davis. Since her father was in the oil business, Norma grew up in many places in west Texas. She met her husband, Ray, while attending North Texas State Teachers College (now, the University of North Texas) when he drove up from Texas A...
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Robert K. Rutchik

February 6, 2017

Robert K. Rutchik passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the age of 79 surrounded by his family at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Cherished dad of Michael Rutchik (Rochelle), John Rutchik, Lisa (Tony) Piazzi and Lara (Rick) Woodside; proud grandpa of Natalie, Noelle, Nyah, Cameron, Piper and Thomas. Robert is also survived by his sister, Carol Polchinski; daughter-in-law, Bridgette Mundy; friend...
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Doris M. Couling

April 28, 1933 - February 6, 2017

It is with great sorrow that the family of Doris M. Couling announces her passing on February 6, 2017, at the age of 83. Doris will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 65 years, Jesse N. Couling and her six children, Mike (Edith), Diana (Mike), James (Patti), Christiana (Xavier), Catherine (Rene) and Ester (Grant). Doris will be fondly remembered by her eleven grandchildren, JC, Laura ...
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Juan L. Cisneros

March 26, 1922 - February 6, 2017

Juan L. Cisneros born March 26, 1922 in Woodsboro, Tx entered Heaven on Monday, February 6, 2017 in San Antonio, Tx surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 62 years, Mary T. Cisneros; son, Eliazar Cisneros (Lynda); grandson, Christopher Cisneros, and great-grandson, Albert Cisneros; sister, Lily Lira; brothers, Ruben Cisneros and Flencio Cisneros. He is...
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Marie Louise Hauger Connolly

February 21, 1924 - February 6, 2017

Marie Louise Hauger Connolly died on Monday, February 6, 2017 surrounded by family, friends and caregivers in her apartment at Autumn Leaves of Northwest Austin in Austin, TX. She was 92 years old. She is survived by her only child and daughter, Mary Anne Connolly of Austin, TX, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Marie Louise Hauger was born on February 21, 1924 in San Antonio,...
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Olivia S. Gomez

October 31, 1927 - February 6, 2017

Olivia S. Gomez was called home to be with our Lord and savior at the age of 89. Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother passed away on Monday February 6th, 2017. She was born on October 31, 1927 in San Antonio Texas to Enrique and Suzanna Sanchez. Olivia retired from Mark Twain Middle School after twenty years of service as a pastry cook. Olivia was preceded in death by her...
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Lillie L. Cantu

January 30, 1921 - February 6, 2017

Lillie was called home to the Lord on February 6th, 2017 at the age of 96. She was born January 30th 1921. Lillie was preceded in death by her husband Orencio L Cantu. She is survived by her sons: Arthur, Glenn wife Belinda, Robert wife Suzanne, Albert wife Barbara and Daughter Mary Ann husband Adrian. Grandchildren: Andy, Adam, Elizabeth, David, Leslie, Victoria, Theresa, Nathan, Amanda,...
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Adolpho Gonzales, USAF (Ret)

April 29, 1938 - February 5, 2017

Beloved husband, father, Papa and brother, Adolpho Gonzales, age 78, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at San Antonio Military Medical Center after a long courageous battle with liver cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Rosa M. Gonzales, and their four children; Valeria and Dan Kvedoras, Adolpho Gonzales Jr, Adrian Gonzales, and Fabian and Kathy Gonzales. He also...
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Gary Edwin Gaut

September 12, 1936 - February 5, 2017

Gary Edwin Gaut unexpectedly joined the heavenly choir on Sunday. He was born in Lynn, Alabama to Arlie and Pearl Gaut. After Arlie's death, Pearl married FL Swindle who became "Daddy" to Barbara, Gary, Ronald, and Gail. Gary graduated from Kentwood High School in Louisiana, was wed to Kaye Barnette, and had two children Deborah and Gary Jr. As a Mississippi State University graduate, he...
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Eloise "Ellie" Suskawicz

July 18, 1943 - February 4, 2017

Eloise "Ellie" Suskawicz, age 73, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born on July 18, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York to Frank and Marie Bontempi. Ellie was a retired Registered Nurse who enjoyed knitting blankets, sweaters sets, hats and baby booties for the babies of unwed mothers. Ellie was very involved with ST. Padre Pio Catholic Church where she would sew...
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Rebecca C. Landez

October 12, 1957 - February 4, 2017

Rebecca "Becky" Landez, age 59, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. She was born in San Antonio to parents Ismael and Juanita (Herrera) Landez. Becky graduated from Incarnate Word High School, Class of 1976. She was known for her creative work in photography and she took thousands of families' portraits while working with Lifetouch, JC Penney for over 15 years. Becky put her full-time...
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John A. Kennedy, USAF (Ret)

May 28, 1923 - February 3, 2017

John Albert Kennedy, age 93, was called home on February 3, 2017. John was born May 28, 1923 in Bovina, Texas to Odessa and Rufus Kennedy. He was preceded in death by his wife Verdie; his parents; brother, Donald; and daughter, Bettie Phillips. He is survived by daughters Gale Putnam (Carroll), Barbara Hewett, Sharon Martin (Rick) and son Gary Denson (Marci). He is also survived by grandchildren...
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Joseph Manuel Pacheco

January 2, 1927 - February 3, 2017

Joseph Manuel Pacheco, 90, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born in Denver, CO on January 2, 1927 to Joseph and Carmen Pacheco. Mr. Pacheco loved music and was a self-taught accomplished musician. He was very generous and socially active. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Pacheco; brothers and sisters, Arthur Pacheco, Rebecca Garcia, Mercedes...
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James Robert Jones

October 2, 1964 - February 3, 2017

The Cowboy Rides Away February 3, 2017 James Robert Jones lived a life filled with love: the love of God, family, friends, and animals. Even as our hearts ache to say goodbye to him at the age of 52, we are comforted with the assurance that he is with his Savior in Heaven. James was born on October 2nd, 1964 in Baytown, Texas. He grew up in Rockdale, Texas where he developed his love for...
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Esther Garcia

November 1, 1927 - February 3, 2017

Esther Garcia M.A. 89 passed away February 3, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born Nov. 1,1927 in San Antonio, Texas to Angela Fraire Garcia and Augustin Garcia. SOPHISTICATION PERSONIFIED Esther was LOVE. She was deeply loved. She lived her life Christ Like. She was a retired tenured teacher; Past president of Delta Kappa Gamma; member of St. Paul's Alter Society, a very accomplished...
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Necomedes "Mickey" Rangel

September 15, 1937 - February 2, 2017

Necomedes "Mickey" Rangel, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away on February 2, 2017 at the age of 79 in San Antonio. Mickey was born in Waring, Texas. He was a 1957 graduate of Fox Tech High School. He worked at Sommers Drug Store where he met his wife Beatrice. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Ranger. He earned an Associates of Science degree from St....
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Steven C. McClintic

September 10, 1953 - February 2, 2017

Steven C. McClintic, age 63, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2017. He was born in San Antonio on September 10, 1953 to John and Wilma McClintic. Steve has been a professional musician since he was 15 years old. He played keyboards and bass guitar in many bands, with the most notable being the Bobby Brown Quintet and Crossover. He wrote and performed a CD called 'Sandy Feet'...
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Phyllis Riley Gustafson

May 31, 1952 - February 2, 2017

Phyllis Riley Gustafson unexpectedly passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017. She was born on May 31, 1952 at an Air Force hospital in Ankara, Turkey. She was deeply loved by her husband Carl, her extended family and a wide circle of friends she had touched with her compassion and heart of service to others who were in need or crisis. She leaves a vacuum in the hearts of those who loved her. ...
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Billie Sue McNair

April 26, 1933 - February 2, 2017

Billie Sue McNair was born to Edward B. and Ruby Lee Sanders in Seadrift, Texas April 26, 1933. She passed away February 2, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Billie and her husband Burk served more than 50 years ministering to people around the world. She was highly respected by those who knew her and will be remembered for her loving and caring nature. She is survived by her husband of 63...
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Kenneth (Ken) Ariail

January 5, 1941 - February 1, 2017

Kenneth (Ken) Ariail, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on January 5, 1941 in Los Angeles, California to Elmer C and Nell Ariail. Ken was an accomplished track and field athlete both at Santa Fe High School and Cerritos Community College. He was also an avid rugby player and enjoyed being a soccer AYSO referee. Ken loved taking his daughters to...
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Jo Ann Owens

September 16, 1931 - February 1, 2017

Jo Ann Owens, age 85, passed away February 1, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born September 16, 1931, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Arthur and Zetha Owens. During her teaching career, she taught at Tyrrell-Port Arthur Elementary, San Antonio Dellview and Colonial Hills Elementary. Jo Ann loved children, travel, nature and spending time outdoors. She was preceded in death by her...
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Louis B Salinas, USAF (Ret)

September 21, 1922 - January 31, 2017

TSGT Louis B. Salinas, USAF (Ret), age 94, went to be with the Lord on January 31, 2017. He was a Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict serving in the Army Air Corps and US Air Force. During WW II he flew as a tail gunner on a B-17 and B-29. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years Emma Hodge Salinas. His survivors: daughter, Madeline Chadwell and husband James; son, Louis B....
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Phyllis Lorene White

April 21, 1933 - January 31, 2017

Phyllis Lorene White, age 83 of San Antonio passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. She was born on April 21, 1933 to William O. Tipton and Redith Snider Tipton in Duncan, OK. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Billie Tipton and her brother, Larry Tipton. She is survived by her husband of sixty six years, Dr. Loren McKinley White; sons, Sam M. White and wife,...
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Ricardo Reyna Rossett

December 22, 1938 - January 30, 2017

Ricardo Reyna Rossett, age 78 passed away on January 30, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Runge, Texas on December 22, 1938. He is preceded in death by his parents, Horacio R. Rossett Sr. and Maria Reyna Rossett, seven sisters and his five brothers. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Areli Rossett; daughter Linda Marie Rossett; grandsons Brandon Rossett, Koa Rossett Bermea; his sister...
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Herbert W. Ladd , Jr.

April 6, 1918 - January 30, 2017

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Rose Ann Hannahs

March 25, 1925 - January 30, 2017

Rose Ann Hannahs, age 91, of San Antonio, Texas passed on to meet family and friends in Heaven on Monday, January 30, 2017. She was born March 25, 1925 in North Tonawanda, New York to Michael and Angelina DeFazio. As a permanent resident of Little Rock, Arkansas, Rose was the owner of The Patio and The Round Table Restaurants. Upon meeting her husband of 45 years, John M. "Gus" Hannahs, they...
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Elizabeth Frances Kuhlman Awalt

August 22, 1917 - January 30, 2017

Elizabeth Frances Kuhlman Awalt, age 99, passed away January 30, 2017, in San Antonio. She was born August 22, 1917, in San Antonio to Charles and Metha Kuhlman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Awalt, and daughter, Sally George (William). Elizabeth is survived by her grandsons, Donald George and wife Carolyn, and Patrick George; great-granddaughters, Meagan and Sage...
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Connie G. Carrasco

January 27, 1933 - January 29, 2017

Connie G. Carrasco. The Lord called her Home Jan. 29, 2017, two days after her 84th Birthday. She passed in a Hospice Center Peacefully, in her sleep, with family by her side. Connie was born in Topeka Kansas, Jan 27, 1933. During the Great Depression in an area called THE FLATS. She was mostly raised by her strong, Mexican Grandmother, who adored her. She married young to a young Army Soldier...
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Patsy Ilene Russell McKinney Brown

March 4, 1925 - January 29, 2017

Patsy Ilene Russell McKinney Brown passed away January 29, 2017. She was born in San Antonio on March 4, 1925, to John Kenney Russell and Luella Mae Reed. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Kenney Russell, Jr. and husbands, Max Allen McKinney and Lt. Col. Robert Franklin Brown. Pat is survived by her daughters, Susan McKinney Ouellette (Jim) and Amy McKinney Nunnelly (Philip) and son,...
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Msgr. Thomas Murphy

November 27, 1933 - January 29, 2017

Msgr. Thomas Murphy, 83, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 29, 2017 surrounded by loving family and friends in San Antonio. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, February 6, 2017, at 7:00 P.M. at St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church, 111 Barilla, 78209. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 9:00 A.M. at St. Peter Prince of the Apostles...
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Mary P. Hinojosa

February 17, 1930 - January 27, 2017

Mary Paleo Hinojosa, age 86, of San Antonio, died Friday, January 27, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother full of life. She was the matriarch of the family, hard worker and cared for and provided for the family. Having a heart of gold, she was very kind and giving and always had an opened door for everyone. During Katrina, she brought in homeless people....
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Carl L. Strating

May 19, 1930 - January 27, 2017

The best father in the world, Carl Strating, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, January 27, 2017, at the age of 86. He is preceded in death by his wife Jackye, his brothers Melvin and Gerald, his sister Minnie Wielenga, and his grandson Nick Sheldon. He is survived by his son Rick Sheldon and wife Lisa, daughter Rebecca (Becky) de Marigny and husband John, daughters Robin and Kim...
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Russell H. Neumann

April 18, 1933 - January 27, 2017

Russell Herbert Neumann, 83, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Helotes. He was born in Ruston, WA on April 18, 1933 to Chester and Marguerite Neumann. Russell was a retired Air Force pilot and decorated Vietnam veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kari M. Neumann; a sister, Anita; and a brother, Johnny. Survivors include his wife, Dawn M. Neumann; a son, Mark R....
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Elinor Georgia Parr Lesesne

November 27, 1922 - January 27, 2017

Elinor Fay Taylor was born in Crystal City, Texas to Margaret Brown Taylor and William Hubert Taylor on November 27, 1922, and passed into her Heavenly Savior's arms on January 27, 2017. Elinor grew up in San Antonio, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School. Her college education was interrupted when she married Maurice Mumpford Wilson. Elinor, who had unofficially changed her name, was...
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Bruce Hathaway

February 7, 1938 - January 27, 2017

Bruce Hathaway, age 78, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Bruce was born on February 7, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas, to Wilber and Florence Hathaway. Bruce graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1956 and attended Trinity University. He served in the US Army from July 1957 to July 1959. Bruce was a towering figure of the golden age of Top 40 radio. His...
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Lucy Hernandez Shaw

October 11, 1927 - January 27, 2017

Our Mother and friend, Lucy Hernandez Shaw, age 89, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017. She had a passion for travel, enjoying the beauty that each culture offered, learning and reading was an adventure in itself. The knowledge and experience of new things and the people that she met gave her great pleasure. After many wonderful years, she retired from Delta Airlines. Mother left us an...
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Yvette F. Black

July 21, 1920 - January 27, 2017

Yvette F. Black, age 96, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born in France on July 21, 1920 to William and Maria Sherman. She and her family emigrated to the United States when she was 3 months old. Yvette was a child during very turbulent times living through the Great Depression, Prohibition and world wars, yet her strong family and deep faith prevailed. She will...
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Juanita R. Smith

August 29, 1952 - January 26, 2017

Juanita R. Smith, devoted wife, mother and sister, age 64, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017, in San Antonio, TX. She was born on August 29, 1952 in Mathis, TX to Juan and Marta Rodriguez. She was very active in many ministries including Las Guadalupanas and St. Vincente De Paul. She would help with the religious education and volunteered at VBS in her spare time. She was always...
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Robert "Bobby" Maddox

May 31, 1932 - January 26, 2017

Robert "Bobby" Maddox, 84, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on January 20, 2017. He was born in San Antonio. He graduated from Hot Wells H.S. He received his Bachelors and Masters from Trinity University where he played football and basketball. He coached with his brother, Tom Maddox, at Edgewood H.S. He played football for the Army. After playing a short stint for the Green Bay Packers, he was...
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Charles John Laake, Jr.

March 24, 1927 - January 26, 2017

Charles John Laake Jr, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 26, in San Antonio Texas at the age of 89. Charles was born in 1927 in Poth, Texas. In 1945 he served in the Army during World War II. He graduated from Saint Mary's University with a degree in Business and had a very successful career in Civil Service as an Accounting Manager for SARPMA at Lackland Air Force Base in San...
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Alma V. Vollmer

January 9, 1948 - January 25, 2017

Alma V. Vollmer, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in San Antonio. Alma was a very loved mother, sister, friend but most of all grandmother (Nana). She spent her happiest days with her grandchildren who were her biggest prides and joys, and her sister who was always by her side. Alma was known for her soft heart and loving personality that left an impression on everyone that...
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Melida Barroso

February 23, 1934 - January 25, 2017

Melida Barroso, age 82 of San Antonio, TX passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. She was born on February 23, 1934 in Malcatos, Ecuador, the daughter of Rosa Antonia Ruiz and Jose Miguel Ordoñez. Melida moved to the United States in 1967, where she raised her seven children. Melida was an entrepreneur at heart and accomplished many personal goals. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and...
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Dr. Joanne Marie Lenke

August 27, 1938 - January 25, 2017

Dr. Joanne Marie Lenke, known to her friends as Jo, passed away on January 25, 2017, following a brief battle with cancer. She leaves behind many devoted friends and colleagues. Joanne was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of August and Dorothy Lenke. She attended elementary and secondary school in Cincinnati, working in high school as a lifeguard during the summers. She then earned her...
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Edward William Schmidt

October 16, 1924 - January 25, 2017

Edward William Schmidt, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, in San Antonio. He was born in Galveston, TX on October 16, 1924, and was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years and our mother, Marjorie Carolyn Zuehl Schmidt; his parents, George and Willie Schmidt and his brother, Col. George Schmidt, Jr. Survivors include his two sons, Larry Edward Schmidt and wife,...
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Frank G. Paredes

November 10, 1924 - January 24, 2017

Frank Conde Paredes, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. He was born in Imperial, TX and joined the Civilian Conservation Corp there. After his time with the CC camp, he enlisted in the Army and served as a medical technician working in the burn unit for over 20 years before his retirement. His devoted wife, Albesa and children followed him throughout his career, with one...
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Susan A. Sampeck

February 21, 1963 - January 24, 2017

Susan A. Sampeck, age 53, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born at Ft. Riley, Kansas to Michael and Marie Sampeck. Susan is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University. She was employed by the Internal Revenue Service and was a longtime resident of Rainbow House. Susan loved to act, sing, and play a variety of musical instruments. Susan is survived...
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Janice Lou Potts Goforth

September 17, 1938 - January 24, 2017

Janice Lou Potts Goforth, age 78, of San Antonio, Texas died on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Born September 17, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Dolph and Dorothy Potts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Judy Tupis. Janice retired from Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation of Charleston, West Virginia. She worked as a Chart...
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Lt. Col. Richard Lewis Davis

September 2, 1931 - January 23, 2017

Lt. Col. Richard Lewis "Dick" Davis, age 85, of San Antonio passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017. He was born on September 2, 1931 in Mansfield, Ohio to Samuel Abner Davis and Georgia Bell Guthrie Davis. Dick attended Randolph Macon Academy Preparatory School and Ohio State University, where he received his B.S. in Education. As a pilot in the Air Force, Dick flew the B-26, C-130, and...
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Dana D. Lewis

June 17, 1934 - January 22, 2017

Dana Lewis, 82, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away peacefully January 22, 2017. Dana was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Myrtle and Frank Springer. She graduated from Shawnee Mission High School where she met her future husband of sixty-two years, David Lewis. Both Dana and David attended the University of Colorado where Dana was a voice major and a Pi Beta Phi. Dana and David married upon...
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William "Bill" Roy

February 14, 1923 - January 22, 2017

SMSGT. William "Bill" Roy, age 93, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on February 14, 1923 in Plattsburgh, Missouri to Hubert and Rosa Roy. Bill was proud to serve his country in the US Air Force, he served for 30 years before retiring. He was a veteran of WWII and served in Vietnam. No matter the circumstances he was always happy, whistled all the...
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Barbara Rae Kilborn Wright

February 11, 1934 - January 22, 2017

Barbara Kilborn Wright was born on February 11, 1934 to Virginia Aaron and Raymond Kilborn in San Antonio, Texas. She went to be with our Lord on Sunday, January 22, 2017 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Beverly Kilborn Hitt. Barbara was a lifelong resident of San Antonio, and a loving and devoted wife, mother,...
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Consuelo M. Dominguez

June 22, 1924 - January 21, 2017

Consuelo M. Dominguez, 92, died Saturday, January 21, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by family. She is preceded in death by her husband Juan R. Dominguez and her eldest daughter Yolanda D. Lomas. She was a woman of faith and fierce determination who accomplished much of what she set out to. Together, with her late husband, she started and ran El Rancho Tortilla Factory, a successful family...
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Virginia Lee Price

August 6, 1923 - January 21, 2017

Virginia Lee Price passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017, in Carrollton, Texas at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd V. Price; and son, Steve C. Price. Virginia is survived by her sons, Jack Austin Price and his wife, Diana and Robert Bradley Price and his wife, Debbie; grandsons, Jack Austin Price, Jr., John Clariday, Brett Price and Blake Price; and 3...
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Jesusa Ramirez

September 20, 1932 - January 21, 2017

Jesusa Ramirez, age 84, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born to Alfredo and Atlalia Cantu Ramirez in Karnes City, Texas on September 20, 1932. Her parents were migrant farm workers, traveling with their children in the various crops from Texas to Michigan and settling in later years in Carrizo Springs, Texas. Jesusa and Ismael Florez met in Carrizo Springs...
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William V. Booth

December 27, 1928 - January 20, 2017

William V. Booth Jr. passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 88. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 31,2017 in the Garden Chapel of the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church. Dr. Harold Burkhardt officiating. William, "Billy", was born December 27, 1928, in Center, Texas, to parents, William Verner Booth Sr. and Bess Hill Booth,...
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Kurt Alfred Voss, Sr.

February 26, 1923 - January 20, 2017

Kurt Alfred Voss, Sr, age 93 of San Antonio, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, January 20, 2017. Born on February 26, 1923 in Wittenberge, Germany to Theodore Voss and Meta Gutschmidt. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1941 and served with the 91st Infantry Division in North Africa and Italy. Kurt was awarded the combat Infantry Badge for front line combat...
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Margaret Stark "Peggy" Trieschmann

October 5, 1927 - January 20, 2017

Margaret Stark "Peggy" Trieschmann, 89, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on January 20, 2017 surrounded by family who loved her. She was born October 5, 1927 to Virginia Rutledge and J.K. Stark in Waco, Texas. She attended Alamo Heights Schools and graduated from the University of Texas, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. In 1977, she married the love of her life,...
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Dr. James Reece Kinser, Jr. Ph. D.

January 24, 1924 - January 19, 2017

Dr. James Reece Kinser Jr. Ph.D., 92, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his children and one of his caregivers in San Antonio, Texas, on January 19, 2017. James Reece Kinser Jr., was born in Dallas, Texas, on January 20, 1924. He was the first of three children born to James Reece Kinser Sr. and Ethel May Tanner. He is predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Amour Lynn McGregor...
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Effie Nell Grimes

November 27, 1922 - January 19, 2017

Effie Nell Grimes, age 94, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017. She was born in Iago, TX to parents Arthur Kenneth and Bertha (Rogers) King. From the beginning of her life to the very end, Effie Nell was devoted to the United Methodist Church. She was certified by the Methodist Church as a Laboratory teacher, instructing and preparing teachers to teach in their local Sunday Schools. ...
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Desiree Alexandra Peche

February 5, 1990 - January 19, 2017

A beautiful and sweet young lady, Desiree Alexandra Peche, entered into her final rest on January 19, 2017. Born February 5, 1990, Desiree was a free spirit who marched to the beat of her own drum. True to her gypsy nature, Desiree rarely stayed in one place for too long. This allowed her to experience different cultures and lifestyles while making many friends along the way. Graduating...
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Jay Douglas Dunfield

September 25, 1964 - January 19, 2017

Jay Douglas Dunfield was born September 25, 1964. The notorious life of the party whose passions for living and adventure were unparalled, Doug died unexpectedly in his sleep Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the young age of 52. Doug is survived by his beloved wife Julie Wilson and his children Hunter Dunfield, Beau and Juliana Wilson. His parents Ed and Jane Dunfield and his sister Marijke...
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Maria J. Polanco

December 7, 1928 - January 19, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Maria J Polanco passed away Jan 19, 2017 at the age of 88. One of five children, Maria was born in Wurzburg, Germany to Eduard Robert and Elizabeth Jordon on Dec 7, 1928. She is survived by her husband, Armando "Bill" Polanco, daughters, Tommie Blakey and Elizabeth Polanco, and son, Arnold Polanco, 4 grandchildren, and 5 great...
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Myrtis Jester Burney

August 15, 1925 - January 19, 2017

Mrs. Harry Stevens Burney, of San Antonio died here on Thursday, January nineteenth. Myrtis Frances Jester was born in Bainbridge, GA, the daughter of Thomas Winchester Jester and Myrtis Barnard Gordon Golücke. Her survivors include three children, Thomas Gordon Burney, Susan Burney Suddeth and Harry S. Burney, Jr.; two grandchildren, Sharla Suddeth McCall and Alan Wayne Suddeth; two great...
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Rachel B. Del Llano

May 25, 1933 - January 18, 2017

Rachel Bonilla Del Llano, beloved, "Nanna", 83 of San Antonio, Texas was received into paradise with her savior, Jesus Christ, on January 18, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family at the time she went home with her Lord. Rachel was born May 25, 1933 to Ruben Bonilla and Maria Ramirez Bonilla in Calvert, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter, Lora Del Llano,...
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