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Maria "Luista" Garza

July 5, 1923 - May 27, 2017

Maria "Luisita" Garza entered into glory on May 27, 2017 surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was truly a warrior to the end. Luisita was born on July 5, 1923 in Phoenix, Arizona to Pablo and Rosario Valencia. When Luisita was 5 years old, sadly her Mother passed during childbirth of her younger sibling, Beatriz, leaving her and her brother Pablo to be raised by...
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Charles E. Ebrom

August 8, 1931 - May 27, 2017

Charles Edwin Ebrom, age 85, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Charles was born in San Antonio in 1931 to parents, Edward J. and Mary (Klimitchek) Ebrom. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and received his BBA degree from St. Mary's in Accounting in 1952, and his JD degree in 1963, from St. Mary's University. From 1953 to 1955, he served in the US Army in the Army Audit...
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Alice G. Villarreal

February 12, 1932 - May 26, 2017

Alice G. Villarreal passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the age of 85. She was born to David Murguia and Guadalupe Gomez Murguia on February 12, 1932 in San Antonio, TX. Alice was a devoted wife and mother, and is survived by her nine children: Cynthia Villarreal-Rogers (Richard), Judith Villarreal, Rebecca Prieto (Elias), Deborah Villarreal-Hadley (Michael), Jesse G. Villarreal (Kyn),...
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Rodney Lee Williams

August 28, 1936 - May 25, 2017

The Reverend Dr. Rodney Lee Williams, age 80, passed away May 25, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born August 28, 1936, in Abilene, Texas to Clyde and Velma (Hill) Williams. He was a graduate of McMurry University and the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Theron "Bill" Williams. Rev. Williams is...
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Jesse Franklin Winnon

July 11, 1935 - May 25, 2017

Jesse Franklin Winnon, 81, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on May 25, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Jesse was born on July 11, 1935, in Crew Lake, Louisiana, the oldest son of a sharecropper. He spent his entire life working hard, from driving a tractor at age 8 on a farm, to his Navy service in Hawaii, and over 41 years with the Missouri Pacific & Union Pacific Railroad, first as a Brakeman,...
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Beatrice Eloise Semegran

June 3, 1944 - May 24, 2017

B. Eloise Semegran, age 72, passed away May 24, 2017. She was born in Ada, Oklahoma in 1944 but grew up in Midwest City, Oklahoma, where she graduated from Midwest City High School. She married Michael D. Semegran in 1968 and raised two children, Scott and Sheryl. She was a proud military wife for 24 years, stationed in Sacramento, CA, Panama Canal Zone, Montgomery, AL, and San Antonio, TX (twice...
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Lota Faye Brown

April 16, 1930 - May 24, 2017

Lota Brown went to be with the Lord on May 24, 2017 at the age of 87. She was born in Joshua, Texas in 1930, the second of four children to C. F. and Isis Chaney. She attended school in her hometown of Joshua. Upon graduation from high school in 1948, Lota went to work for the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Lota married Doug Brown on February 23, 1952. They raised two sons and shared 65 years...
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Madeline A. Wessels

April 16, 1927 - May 24, 2017

Madeline Antoinette Wessels went to be with the Lord on May 24, 2017. She was the fifth child of eight children, born on April 16, 1927 to Frank and Emma Hoelscher Karnowski in Los Angeles, Texas in La Salle County. When she was 6 months old, the family moved to Violet, TX where she attended the Violet Public School, graduating from Robstown High School in 1944. She moved to San Antonio and...
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Criselda Brondo Cardenas

October 24, 1932 - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Criselda Brondo Cardenas was chosen as she was kissed on her cheek by an angel and was taken by The Lord, our Father God. She was born on October 24, 1932 and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She had worked as a teacher and in later years in the main and attendance offices at Brackenridge/Wheatley High School. She would often offer those in need a hand up instead of a...
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Nellie Kuhlmann Mills

December 4, 1922 - May 22, 2017

Nellie Kuhlmann Mills, age 94 of San Antonio, was called home on Monday, May 22, 2017. She was born December 4, 1922, to Alfred and Rosa (Jacoby) Kuhlmann in Mason County, Texas. Her husband of 38 years, Marshal Mills, precedes her in death. Left behind to remember Nellie are two brothers, Clayton Kuhlmann of San Angelo, TX, and Dayton Kuhlmann of Fredericksburg, TX; sister-in-law Oleta Kuhlmann,...
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Irasema D. Riojas

May 27, 1957 - May 22, 2017

Irasema D. Riojas, age 59, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. She was born in Mexico to Hector J. and Amelia R. Del Rio. She is survived by her beloved husband of 37 years, Dr. Jose Riojas, Jr.; children: Dr. Jose Oliver Riojas and wife, Priscilla, Cristobal J. Riojas and wife, Catherine, Dr. David P. Riojas, and Daniela E. Riojas; her grandchildren, Nadia Riojas and...
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Cara Marie Thomas

September 13, 1995 - May 21, 2017

Cara Marie Thomas, our beloved loved daughter, sister and mother, passed away on May 21, 2017. Cara was a loving and giving child, neither fit nor able to live in this broken world. Cara has gone home, where she is finally at peace. Cara is survived by her son Rylan; her parents, Kelly and Betty Thomas; her sister, Casssy Mandeville; her brother, Chris Thomas; her brother-in-law, Hunter...
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David G. Soria

September 13, 1934 - May 21, 2017

David G. Soria, age 82, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at his home in San Antonio. He was born on September 13, 1934 in San Antonio to parents, Jesus and Josephina Gonzales Soria. David is survived by his wife of sixty one years Janie; daughter Sonia Lopez and her husband, Richard; son, Edward Soria and his wife, Charlotte; daughter, Anna McKeel and her husband, Sal; and daughter,...
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Jack L. Harrell

January 13, 1934 - May 21, 2017

Jackie (Jack) Harrell passed away May 21, 2017 at age 83 in San Antonio, TX. Born in Heavener, OK to Leland and Bronnie (Haskins) Harrell on Jan. 13, 1934. Grandparents, S.A. and Margaret Harrell and C. G. and Margaret Haskins. Survived by Son David Harrell and wife Sharon, Grandson Dylan and wife Robyn all of Elk City, OK. Life partner Jack Laster San Antonio, TX, Sister Phyllis Marks,...
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Frances Chapman Shackelford

March 19, 1924 - May 20, 2017

Frances Chapman Shackelford, 93, died peacefully in her sleep on May 20, 2017. She made this world a better place with her fierce love and protectiveness of family, her desire to help other people, her intellect, her positive outlook her practical nature, her tenacity and her joy of life. Frances was preceded in death by her parents V. B. and Ella Chapman, a sister Margaret Huck, a niece Susan...
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Alicia Vaca

February 23, 1925 - May 20, 2017

Alicia "Alice" Vaca met our Heavenly Father on May 20, 2017. She was born February 23, 1925 in San Antonio, TX to Guadalupe R. and Fidencio Vaca, Sr. She never married but was always surrounded by loving family and friends. Alicia is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Frank, Humberto, and Joe Vaca; sister Aurora V. Hernandez, and pets Goldie, Micky, Gypsy and Daisy. She leaves...
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Newton J. Courtney, Jr., MBA, Ph.D.

April 22, 1943 - May 20, 2017

Newton J. Courtney, Jr., age 74, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on April 22, 1943, to Newton J. Courtney, Sr. and Dorothy Rose Courtney. Newton was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri, where he was an Eagle Scout during his youth. At the age of 18 he joined the U.S. Air Force. Newton went on to graduate from St. Mary's University. He was the...
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Bianca Ruth Dunn

April 8, 1993 - May 19, 2017

Bianca Ruth Dunn, age 24, passed away May 19, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born April 8, 1993, in San Antonio, Texas. She is survived by her mother, Johanna C. Dunn; father, Philip H. Dunn; sister, Clarissa J. Dunn; brother, Philip M. Dunn; daughter, Sophia Rose; niece, Analise J. Dunn; nephew, Luke James Dunn; grandmother, Josephine Castaneda; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. ...
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Bertha M. Rincon

June 7, 1930 - May 19, 2017

Bertha M. Rincon, a loving mother and grandmother, went to be with her LORD, on May 19, 2017, at the age on 86. Bertha was born on June 7, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas to Johnny and Antonia Maldonado. Her favorite music to dance and listen to was Spanish music. She will be missed dearly. She was preceded in death by her son, Roy Rincon. Bertha is survived by her children, Tonie Rincon,...
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James S. Miller, USAF (Ret.)

September 18, 1949 - May 19, 2017

MSgt. James S. Miller passed away in San Antonio on Friday, May 19, 2017, at the age of 67. He was born on September 18, 1949 in Elmira, New York, to parents, LaRewe and Eleanor Krebs Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents. James is survived by his wife, Judith Miller; sons, Mark J. Miller and Scott W. Miller; brother, Edward L. Miller and his wife, Regina; as well as numerous cousins....
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Scott Patrick Deem, SAFD

March 24, 1986 - May 18, 2017

Our fallen comrade, beloved husband, father and son, Scott Patrick Deem, age 31, died on Thursday, May 18, 2017 unselfishly, serving his community. Scott graduated from Southwest High School, Class of 2004 and knew in his heart, he wanted to be a firefighter. He was a proud six-year veteran of the San Antonio Fire Department. He was a very loving, caring and considerate individual; very...
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Olna Elizabeth Jay McFarland

November 26, 1917 - May 18, 2017

Olna Elizabeth Jay McFarland, affectionately known as "Jay", passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 18, 2017. She was born in Howe, Texas, on November 26, 1917 to Edgar Jay and Mary Emilie Wilson Jay and relocated to Dallas in 1935 where she lived until 2015 when she moved to San Antonio. She married Samuel Everett McFarland on February 26, 1938 and were married for 51 years until his death in...
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Alan M. Kornicki

July 30, 1946 - May 17, 2017

Major Alan M. Kornicki, 70, passed away on Wednesday, May 17,2017 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Major Kornicki retired from the Air Force after 20 years of dedicated service. He then taught and was in charge of the Jr. ROTC program at Coventry High School in Coventry, Rhode Island. He loved history and also taught it at the same school. He will be forever and lovingly remembered as a proud patriot...
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Cipriano F. Guerra, Jr.

July 31, 1927 - May 17, 2017

Cipriano Felix Guerra, Jr. took his final flight on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. If you had the privilege of knowing Cip, then you know It is impossible to describe him in a few short words. He was supremely intelligent, hard-working, kind, generous, patriotic, creative, broad-minded, insightful and principled. As the eldest of eight children he was always looked up to and consulted for...
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Thomas "Tom" Munroe, Jr.

January 26, 1929 - May 16, 2017

Thomas "Tom" Munroe, Jr., 88, was called Home on May 16, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by his adoring family. He was born on January 26, 1929 to Thomas William Munroe, Sr. and Alice Imogene Cameron in Windber, Pennsylvania. Immediately following his high school graduation, he served honorably in the United States Army for 18 months. Upon his separation from the service, he began his...
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Geraldine Strong Gocke

December 17, 1924 - May 16, 2017

Geraldine (Gerry) Strong Gocke passed away Tuesday, May 16th in the loving arms of her eldest daughter Mary Catherine Gocke Riley in San Antonio, TX following many happy years with family and friends in Wilmington, Bath, and Raleigh, NC. Born December 17th, 1924 in New York City to Henry and Flo Strong. She attended Michigan State University where she met the love of her life, Robert Paul...
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Lois High Smith

February 6, 1930 - May 16, 2017

It was a bittersweet Tuesday in San Antonio, Texas on May the 16th when surrounded by her loving family, Lois High Smith was called home by our Lord to join Him. On February 6th of 1930, the Lord blessed the home of Charles Elmer High and Jewel Easterwood High in Marlin, Texas with the birth of their daughter, Lois Lavelle High. For many happy years, the High's raised Lois in and around Marlin...
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Anne Gammon DeForest

May 28, 1920 - May 16, 2017

Anne DeForest, 96, mother of four children-- a minister, an artist, an educator, and a nurse-- died on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Her memorial will be Saturday May 20th, 11:00am at St. Thomas Episcopal Church (San Antonio). Anne was an avid reader, an English teacher of 10 years in San Antonio and Hempstead, Texas, a reader for the blind, a giver to many outreach causes,...
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Miriam Dianne Haas

December 10, 1936 - May 16, 2017

Miriam Dianne Haas earned her wings on Tuesday the 16th of May, 2017 in New Braunfels, Texas. Dianne was born in 1936 in the Bronx, New York. Dianne received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Social Work from Rutgers University, in New Jersey. She continued her education at Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio, Texas and received a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and...
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Helen Christine Kilgore

July 14, 1932 - May 15, 2017

Helen Christine "Chris" Kilgore, age 84 of Bulverde, Texas passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017. Born Christine Gilbreath in Angelina County, Texas, she was later adopted at the age of two by James and Helen Halbert Moffeit of San Antonio, Texas. Chris graduated from San Antonio Vocational and Technical School (Fox Tech) in 1950 where she was a member of the marching band, playing the...
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Emilie Real Neill

December 1, 1926 - May 15, 2017

Emilie Irene Real was born in Fredericksburg, Texas to parents Caspar and Meta Real, and died peacefully at the age of 90 in San Antonio. She was one of a generation of great women who have come to define what it means to be a Texan. Her wisdom and the respect she inspired in those who knew her were the fruit of a long, happy and graceful life. Emilie and her sister Jeannette (Boster)...
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Charline Foster Smith

December 8, 1921 - May 15, 2017

Charline Foster Smith was born December 8, 1921, to Zula Fox and Thomas L. Foster in Spanish Fort, Texas; she died May 15, 2017, after a lengthy illness. After graduating from high school in Spanish Fort, Charline moved to Dallas to attend business college. She enlisted in the Women's Army Corps after Pearl Harbor and served throughout World War II at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, where...
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Natan Bar Yadin

January 27, 1937 - May 15, 2017

Natan Bar Yadin, age 80, passed away on May 15, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born January 27, 1937 in Havana, Cuba. He immigrated to Israel in 1961 and resettled in South Texas in 1976 where he founded a successful chain of clothing stores, and built a large portfolio of commercial real estate properties in South Texas. Natan is survived by his former wife, Tzipora Bar Yadin;...
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Mary Longoria Pais

October 16, 1925 - May 14, 2017

Mary Longoria Pais of San Antonio, Texas crossed the road to salvation on May 14, 2017. She was born October 6, 1925 in Pearsall, Texas to Medardo and Jacoba Frausto Longoria. She married Lee Pais on August 3, 1946 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and to this union they were blessed with 4 children. He passed away January 9, 2012 after celebrating 65 years of marriage. She was a member...
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Nicola Farris Alhaj

January 1, 1943 - May 14, 2017

Nicola Farris Alhaj, 74 years old, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, May 14, in San Antonio. He was born in the city of Damascus, Syria, on January 1, 1943 to Farris Alhaj and Asia Alhaddad. Nicola had a special effect on everyone he came in contact with, he loved people and was loved by everyone, everywhere he went. Nicola was one of the kindest & the most giving person you would ever meet...
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Phyllis C. Beinhorn

December 24, 1920 - May 14, 2017

Phyllis C. Beinhorn, of San Antonio, died on Sunday, May 14, 2017. She was 96 years old. Born on December 24, 1920, Phyllis Crittenden Carr was the daughter of Patricia Carnal and Henry Carr. A lifelong resident of San Antonio, she attended River Road Country Day School and Saint Mary's Hall where she won the History Award and numerous equestrian trophies. After two years at Sweet Briar...
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Sherry M. Alexander

December 12, 1944 - May 14, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Sherry Marie Alexander of San Antonio, Texas, announces her passing following a brief illness on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the age of 72 years. Born December 12, 1944 in Hobbs, New Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Alton L. Alexander and Viola M. (Swartz) Alexander. Sherry will be lovingly remembered by her children, Kathy Watts (Richard...
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Linda J. Rasmussen

October 7, 1946 - May 13, 2017

Linda Joyce Rasmussen passed away on May 13, 2017 at the age of 70. She was born on October 7, 1946 in Urbana, Illinois to Johannes Led and Helen Marie Tutt Rasmussen while he was attending the University of Illinois for a Bachelor's degree in Music. He then auditioned for and was selected for assignment to the United States Marine Corps Band (President's Own) in Washington, D.C. and Linda...
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Joseph L. Koch

February 28, 1932 - May 13, 2017

Loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, Joseph L Koch "Joe", passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Joe was 85 and was preceded in death by his wife, Donella "Dee" and his brother, Ralph. Joe and Dee were married for fifty-four years. Joe leaves behind his five children, Deborah Willis (Kent), Joseph, Kevin (Lisa), Thomas (Diane) and Dawn; 18 grandchildren and 7...
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Henry A. Martinez

August 22, 1953 - May 13, 2017

Henry A. Martinez, age 63, passed away on May 13th, 2017 peacefully with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his father Salvador Martinez. Henry is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Diana; children Desiree (Briana), Deandra (Izrael), Steven (Donna); grandchildren Seth Henry, Ilyana Enri, Emma, and Grant; Mother Angelita Martinez; brother Rene Martinez (Robin); sisters...
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John "Wes" Lenz

February 25, 1977 - May 13, 2017

John "Wes" Lenz, age 40 of San Antonio, Texas passed away too soon on May 13, 2017. He was born February 25, 1977 in San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shannon E. Lenz. Wes is survived by his son, Maverick Lenz; mother, Denise Knight and husband, King; father, Charles W. Lenz and wife, Vicki; brothers, Tyler and Zachary Crabb; one aunt; and numerous cousins and many...
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Joe Edward Garcia

January 26, 1953 - May 13, 2017

On Saturday May 13th, our beloved Eddie was called to our Lord. Joe Edward Garcia was born on January 26, 1953, in San Antonio, TX, to the late Phillip L. and Elvira Garcia. Eddie graduated from Kennedy High School in 1972 and was an electrician by trade. From a young age Eddie was loved by everyone, he was known for his million dollar smile, his Texas twang, the smoothest Two Step in San Antonio...
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Grace F. Harris Arnold

June 13, 1928 - May 13, 2017

Grace F. Harris Arnold, age 88, of San Antonio, went to be with our Lord, Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was a life member of the National P.T.A. and a past President of the Jefferson High School P.T.A. She was also a life member of the American Ex-Prisoners of War and a life member of American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. Grace pledged her love for photography at Fox Photo for 30+ years....
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Rosemary Ormand Weber

October 12, 1932 - May 13, 2017

Mrs. Rosemary Ormand Weber passed May 13, 2017. She was 84 years old. Born October 12, 1932 in Gastonia, North Carolina, Mrs. Weber graduated from Gastonia High School. She then attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and graduated with a B.S. in psychology. She continued her education at the School of Social Work of the University of North Carolina, graduating with a degree in...
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Esmeralda "Emmie" Guajardo

February 21, 1988 - May 12, 2017

Esmeralda "Emmie" Guajardo, 29, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born in San Antonio on February 21, 1988. Emmie graduated from Ronald Regan High School, and she earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice from UTSA. She was currently attending nursing school, and was a dedicated medical assistant. Emmie was a beautiful and loving person whose family remembers her as...
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Glenn W. Taylor, USAF

February 22, 2017 - May 12, 2017

Lt. Col. Glenn W. Taylor, USAF was born February 22, 1917 in Neosho Falls, Kansas. Genuinely, one of the individuals from the greatest generation, Glenn was a life member of Stinsons Flight and the National Order of Daedalians. He attended Colorado State University and Kansas State University before entering the Army in July 1941. Glenn graduated from flight school with the Class of 1942-F and...
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Jessica Rosa Blanca

January 16, 1960 - May 11, 2017

Born Olga Calvo in San Antonio, passed away at age 57 with Patty, J.J. and Wilo by her side. Friends and family knew her as Jessica. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Patricio and Socorro Calvo; brother, Cesar Calvo; first born son, Daniel Running Bear; and best friends: Jaime Deleon and George Del Moral. Ogie was incredibly close with her mother and now they are finally...
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Melanie Gail Malone

February 10, 1956 - May 11, 2017

Our beloved sister, Melanie Gail Malone, passed away at home in San Antonio, Texas on May 11, 2017 at the age of 61. Melanie was preceded in death by her father and mother, Kenneth Denney and Ouida Ardell Van Wie Malone. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her brother and his wife, Kenneth L. and Cynthia A. Malone, and sister, Laura Gaye Malone, all of San Antonio; and nieces, their...
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Mike G. Harris

August 15, 1959 - May 10, 2017

Mike G Harris came home to God on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was born in Germany on August 15, 1959 as an Air Force "brat". Shortly after, the family moved to Austin, Texas and then again to San Antonio in 1968 when he was only a boy. He was a 1978 graduate of Marshall High School and proudly served his country in the Air Force. Later on, his career in Civil Service took him from the...
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Patricia Ann Griffin Halet

October 13, 1925 - May 10, 2017

Patricia Ann Griffin Halet, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Mom was born on October 13, 1925 in Silver City, NM to parents James and Marie (Carney) Griffin. Mom graduated from the University of New Mexico, receiving a degree in history and government. She then went on to receive her B.S. in Nursing at the University of California. While attending the University of California,...
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Raymond S. Allred, Jr.

December 27, 1931 - May 9, 2017

Raymond S. Allred, Jr. was born December 27, 1931 in Pampa, Texas, son of Raymond S. Allred and Clara Mae Thompson Allred. He died on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. His father was District Attorney when he was born. Raymond was the nephew of former Governor of Texas, James V. Allred. Raymond really began his military career at San Marcos Academy and later transferred to Allen...
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Freyda Deanne Franklyn

July 4, 1938 - May 9, 2017

Freyda Deanne Franklyn, age 78, died May 9, 2017 after a lengthy illness In San Antonio, Texas. She was born on Independence Day, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the oldest of six children (including Marvin, Matthew, Ila May, Theodore, and Steven) born to Frank and Cecile Wolf. She was married in 1955 and then for 62 years to Curtis Donald Franklyn. She is survived by her devoted husband and...
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Elizabeth A. Rock

January 25, 1933 - May 9, 2017

Elizabeth A. Rock, age 84, passed away on May 9, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born January 25, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Dwight and Susan Rummel Sherburne. She earned her B.S. Degree in Nursing from Indiana State University and her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Guidance from St. Mary's University. Elizabeth was the Assistant Professor of Nursing at San Antonio...
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Cassandra "Cassie" Keller Clark

September 2, 1996 - May 8, 2017

Cassandra "Cassie" Clark, age 20, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 in Camp Pendleton, California. She was born on September 2, 1996 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Kenneth Keller and Julie Reed Keller. Shortly after her birth the family relocated to Kempner, Texas for 2 years, moving to Slidell, Louisiana for 2 years and then to San Antonio, Texas in 2001. Cassie attended school and graduated from...
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Edna Marie Snow Redding

July 9, 1919 - May 8, 2017

Edna Marie Snow Redding, 97, went to be with the Lord, and her beloved husband, Sam, on Monday, May 8, 2017, just 19 days before what would have been their 78th wedding anniversary. Edna was born July 9, 1919 in Clyde, Texas to Ralph and Susie Snow. She was one of twelve children. Edna met Sam Redding and they were married on May 27, 1939. Together they had two daughters, Sandra Kaye Bailey...
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Mary Frances Sureddin

April 6, 1942 - May 8, 2017

Mary Frances Sureddin, age 75 of Flower Mound, TX died Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born on April 6, 1942 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Marvin and Jean Sumpter and was a resident of San Antonio until the age of 73. Mary better known as Mimi adored her grandchildren Madison, Karson and Cooper Chandler, Bailie and Tyler Sureddin, and Kayla, Cheyenne and Bronson Bandy, numerous nieces and nephews...
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Lee Harris

March 24, 1934 - May 7, 2017

Lee was welcomed into Heaven on May 7. He was the beloved husband of Chita and the father of Justin Harris [Marti], Stephen Harris [Linda], and Daniel Harris [Laura]. He was blessed with nine grandchildren and many family members and friends. Lee was born in Kilgore, Texas on March 24, 1934 to Hazel and Raymond Harris. His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his sisters,...
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Pamela Elizabeth Gonzalez

October 1, 1956 - May 7, 2017

Pamela Elizabeth Gonzalez passed away on May 7, 2017 in San Antonio, TX, after a brave fight with lung disease. She is preceded in death by her father, Donald Cota, and sister, Donna Cota. She is survived by her loving son, Travis Cox and his wife Jennifer, her mother, Florence Cota, and siblings, Stephen Cota and Kristie Stahl. Pamela was a long-time resident of San Antonio, dedicated to her...
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David R. Oliver, USAF (Ret)

May 26, 1940 - May 6, 2017

CMSGT. David R. Oliver, age 76, passed May 6, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born May 26, 1940, in Gardner, Massachusetts to Ozi B. and Carolyn L. Oliver. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Robert Oliver, Jeanne Johnson and Richard Oliver. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ursula; daughters, Carolyn L. Oliver and Pamela A. Fox (Bryan); grandchildren, Nathan, Meaghan and...
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David Licea

June 22, 1933 - May 6, 2017

David Licea, 83, passed away May 6, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Gail Haese Licea; daughter, Catherine Huddleston and husband, Warner; grandsons, Jacob Aschbacher (Sydney), Michael Aschbacher (Ashlyn); great granddaughter, Lydia Aschbacher; brother, William Licea, Jr. (Severa); sister, Marie Cooper (Mark); numerous nieces and nephews. ...
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David Karl Dague

June 18, 1931 - May 6, 2017

David Karl Dague, age 85, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on June 18, 1931 in Harlingen, Texas to Karl and Evelyn Dague. He received a Bachelor's degree from Southwestern University and a Master's degree in school administration from Trinity University. He was preceded in death by his parents. David is survived by his wife of 49 years, Darlene Dague; sons,...
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John Ray Ramirez, Jr.

October 7, 1990 - May 5, 2017

Born on October 7, 1990, John Ray Ramirez, Jr., was 26-years-old when the Lord took him home. His room was filled with family, close friends and loved ones standing by his side as he met Our Lord. John Ray battled heart failure for 3 years, until May 5, 2017. His little sister, Jennifer, squeezed his hand, while his father and mother held onto him during his final moments. He left us knowing that...
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Juanita Faye Garrett

July 26, 1930 - May 5, 2017

Juanita Faye Garrett, 86, entered into eternal life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, May 5, 2017. She was born in Amarillo, TX, on July 26, 1930, to Emmet and Zella Bruce. She attended the UT Medical Branch, Galveston where she met her husband David Garrett. They married on October 9, 1952. She then received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1953. She went on to...
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Margaret Ann Amini

February 18, 1925 - May 5, 2017

Margaret Ann Amini was born February 18, 1925, in Kansas City, Kansas, the child of Polish immigrants John and Olga Wenski. She was the first in her family to attend college and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1946 with a B.A. in Journalism. She met her husband, K.K. Amini, an immigrant from Iran, at KU and they were married September 10, 1948 on the "Bride and Groom" radio show in...
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Vera Mae "Dolly" Tschirhart Sullivan

January 28, 1928 - May 5, 2017

Dolly Sullivan completed her 89 year journey on earth this Friday May 5, 2017. She was born January 28, 1928 in Tulsa OK. Her family quickly returned to Castroville after her birth and introduced her to the family. Upon seeing her, her grandmother Kilhorn exclaimed she was a doll, and the name "Dolly" stayed with her forevermore. Dolly's life was shaped by the great depression that followed...
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The Honorable John A. Hrncir

June 13, 1942 - May 4, 2017

Honorable John Albert Hrncir died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on the fourth of May, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 74. John was born June 13th, 1942 in Taylor, Texas to John James and Claudia Kopecky Hrncir. He graduated from St. Mary's University Law School in 1971 and began working as an Assistant District Attorney in Bexar County. Following this he was in private...
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Richard Valdez

May 7, 1944 - May 4, 2017

Richard Valdez joined our Heavenly Father on May 4, 2017 at the age of 72. He lived a humble life and was an extremely hard worker. Richard, a realism artist, received his early training in the commercial art arena. This training created a combination of a strong sensitivity and a discipline geared toward a basic foundation in drawing. He has focused his painting technique, design, and creative...
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Mary Ellen McGinley

May 18, 1939 - May 4, 2017

Mary Ellen (Bowen) McGinley, joined the other angels in heaven on May 4, 2017. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 18, 1939 to Byron and Marie Bowen. She is survived by her husband, Michael McGinley; daughters, Colleen Pence (Roger) and Meredith Sumner (David); grandchildren, William and Camryn Sumner, Delaney and Waylon Pence; brother, Michael Bowen (Joanne); sister-in-law, Peggy Skrod ...
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Beverly "Beby" Ann Pape

May 18, 1934 - May 3, 2017

Beverly "Beby" Ann Pape was born May 18, 1934 in San Antonio. She grew up on her parent's dairy farm and went to a two-room school house before graduating from Alamo Heights High School. She was a lifelong member of Beitel Memorial Lutheran Church. At a young age, she felt called to become a nurse; she graduated from Incarnate Word with her BSN. She was a practicing nurse for numerous years in...
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Dora Valdez Morales

October 1, 1923 - May 3, 2017

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Dora Valdez Morales, age 93, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 with her family at her bedside. She met her husband, Frank T. Morales, Jr. while they were both employed at Fredericks in San Antonio. Married for 43 years, her beloved husband preceded her in death in December 1988. She was the epitome of the best Mom any...
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Anne K. Veltri

August 5, 1922 - May 3, 2017

Anne K. Veltri passed away on May 3, 2017 at the age of 94. She was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania on August 5, 1922, daughter of Anastasia and John Kotelec. Anne resided in San Antonio, Texas for fifty-six years. She last attended St. John Neumann Catholic Church but also served in each parish in which she resided within the community; St. Thomas More, St. Peter's, St. Pius X and Holy...
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Karen Jo (Coker) Catanzaro

August 23, 1953 - May 3, 2017

Karen Jo (Coker) Catanzaro, 63, died on May 3, 2017 after a hard-fought battle with breast cancer. Karen was born on August 23, 1953 to James Coker and Cleo Durham Coker and grew up in Millsboro, DE. She resided in San Antonio, TX for the past 23 years. Throughout her life, Karen has had a love for music. Going to concerts of all types was something she enjoyed doing with her husband,...
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Josephine M. Keller

January 22, 1954 - May 3, 2017

Josephine "Jo" M. Keller January 22, 1954-May 3, 2017 Jo Keller age 63, of San Antonio, died after a 2 years' battle with cancer. She earned her LVN from St. Phillips College continuing to work full time. She put herself through San Antonio College to earn her RN degree. She started at Santa Rosa Hospital and then Metropolitan Hospital transferring into the specialty of Renal Nursing. She...
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Julio Roque, Jr.

December 12, 1932 - May 2, 2017

Julio (Rocky) Roque Jr. passed away peacefully May 2, 2017, after a long, courageous journey with Dementia. While the road was long, he always found a way to make those around him smile, with that twinkle in his eye. A true clown at heart. He was born in New York City, December 12, 1932, where he lived until he was 17, and then joined the United States Air Force. He served for 22 years, and...
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Donald Bernard Moye

August 20, 1931 - May 2, 2017

On May 2, 2017, Donald Bernard Moye made his way into heaven at the age of 85, at home with his children in San Antonio Texas due to declining health. Donald was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in the greater New York area with his mother, stepfather, and brother. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Air Force and served first as a medic during the Korean conflict, and then as a nurse...
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Donald Edward Miller

August 29, 1937 - May 2, 2017

Donald Edward Miller, passed away peacefully at home on May 2, 2017, surrounded by his family and gifted caregivers. He was born on August 29, 1937, in San Antonio, Texas, and was the only child of Marcella Marie Cavanaugh and Elmer Tilmon Miller. Don, a fourth generation Texan and lifetime resident of San Antonio, graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1955. He then went to Tulane...
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Ronald L. Adams

January 10, 1937 - May 1, 2017

TSgt Ronald (Ron) L. Adams, age 80, died May 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his cherished wife of 35 years, Cheryl Muzzi Adams; as well as his parents, Lillian Rhine Adams and Victor Adams; his brother Richard Adams; and two sisters, Betty Watts and Fay Stahl. He is survived by his sister, Doris Detwiler and his five children: Kelly Adams McCabe, Joseph Adams, Christi Neel, Mikaila Adams,...
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Don W. Saunders

September 8, 1941 - May 1, 2017

Don W. Saunders passed away peacefully on May 1, 2017, in the presence of his adoring wife and children. He was born on September 8, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas, to Frank and Ruby (Robinson) Weltens, and was later the stepson of longtime San Antonio attorney, T.J. Saunders. Don was a lifetime resident of San Antonio, attending North East High School and graduating in 1959 as the first Class...
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Nelly Watson

June 3, 1974 - May 1, 2017

On May 1, 2017, the love of my life, mother of our children, and pets passed away surrounded by family at the age of 42. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on June 3, 1974. Nelly married Dennis A. Watson on April 30, 1991. She was immediately thrown into the fire of being a serviceman's wife and mother. One year into their marriage she was alone for six months to do it all. She strapped in...
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Anita Zeagler Fleming

September 7, 1929 - May 1, 2017

Anita Zeagler Fleming, age 87, passed away May 1, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born September 7, 1929, in Monroe, Louisiana to H.B. and Rachel Zeagler. Anita was a lifelong educator teaching in Monroe at Ouachita High School, River Oaks School, and Northeast Louisiana University, and always willing to tutor her grandchildren in math. In addition, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota...
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Doris Lawrence

September 21, 1921 - April 30, 2017

Doris N. Lawrence passed away on Sunday, April 30,2017. A classy, colorful woman with a natural glow, a kind word to all and a stylish flair that made her a star attraction everywhere she went. She touched many hearts....
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Floss H. Morrison

November 6, 1929 - April 30, 2017

Floss Hanson Morrison, 87 went to be with the Lord on April 30, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A generous heart like no other, she will be missed by many. Floss was predeceased by her parents, Gustave Adolph & Floss Knight Hanson, her beloved husband Jesse Lamar Morrison, her son John Lee Morrison and brother Dolph Hanson. She was a 4th generation...
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Kevin B. Schantz

October 18, 1969 - April 30, 2017

Kevin B. Schantz, age 47, of San Antonio passed away on April 30, 2017. He was born on October 18, 1969, in Germany to Bruce M. Schantz and Phyllis Ruckdeschel Schantz. As the service learning coordinator at St. Philip's College, he led numerous campus and community efforts promoting volunteerism and dialogue about key global concerns. His sense of humor lit up a room. He enjoyed volunteering...
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Julia M. Duchow

April 28, 1925 - April 30, 2017

Julia M. Duchow has earned her angel wings on April 30, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 92. Her last days were spent surrounded by the family that she loved so much. She is known for her elegant sense of style, her strong opinions, and her amazing sense of humor. She made a difference in the lives of many during her service as a corporal in the Army-Air Force to her country during...
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Samuel Calderon

December 23, 1933 - April 29, 2017

Samuel D. Calderon, known to everyone as Sam, born in San Antonio, TX went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2017 at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eligio Calderon and Elidia De Leon Calderon; brothers, Henry Sorola, Sylvestre Sorola, Eligio Calderon and Ventura Calderon; sister, Martha Gutierrez. Sam is survived by his sister, Bertha C. Hernandez; brothers, Felix...
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Lewis Jefferson Moorman III

June 20, 1942 - April 29, 2017

Lewis Jefferson Moorman III ("Jeff") passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 29, surrounded by family. Jeff was born on June 20, 1942 in Washington, D.C., where his father was serving in the Navy, and was raised in San Antonio. He was a graduate of the Choate School in Connecticut and Trinity University in San Antonio. Following college, Jeff began a 35-year career in the securities...
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Robert Harris

December 5, 1936 - April 29, 2017

The son of Jacob and Mary Harris, Robert was born on December 5, 1936 in Hammond, Indiana. After graduating second in his class from Thornton Fractional High School in Calumet City, Illinois. He entered Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he received a BBA in Accounting. He started working for the IRS in Chicago as an auditor and transferred to San Antonio in 1962 with his first...
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Margaret Frances (Jones) Davis

July 1, 1923 - April 29, 2017

Margaret Frances (Jones) Davis, beloved by all who knew her, passed peacefully out of this life into the eternal presence of Jesus on Saturday, April 29, 2017. She was born in San Antonio on July 1, 1923 as a 4th-generation Texan. She resided most of her life in the same city, where she faithfully attended First Baptist Church for over 65 years. Many young children were lovingly taught by her...
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Patteann Hargis Daniel

July 31, 1933 - April 28, 2017

Patteann Hargis Daniel was born July 31, 1933 to Elwood and Winnie Mae Montgomery Hargis in Florence, Texas. She died peacefully, surrounded by loving family members on Friday, April 28, 2017. She married the love of her life, Robert E. Daniel, on June 3, 1955. They parented four children: Douglas Sterling, Catherine Robyn, David Scott and Cynthia Ann. He predeceased her in March 1970. ...
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Earl Clyde Rabke, Jr.

April 25, 1952 - April 27, 2017

Earl Clyde Rabke Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, April 27. During his final days, he was surrounded by the sounds of his beloved grandchildren, good music, and lots of dear friends. Earl was born on April 25, 1952 in Biloxi, Mississippi. He graduated from Churchill High School in San Antonio, attended the University of Texas at Austin and completed his business degree at...
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Robert Lee Tomlinson

September 29, 1939 - April 27, 2017

Robert was born in Clarion, Iowa then moved to Jefferson. He graduated Jefferson HS then served in the US Army. He then had a 42-year career with the Union Pacific Railroad. On retirement Robert and Barbara Ann moved to Texas in 2004. Robert's hobbies included racing homing pigeons, playing hearts and cheering on the University of Nebraska football team. He served as Executive Vice...
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Marian Elizabeth Ison

September 30, 1921 - April 26, 2017

Marian Elizabeth Ison, a kind and gentle soul, passed away April 26, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Karyn Holly, and son, Roy M Ison, to follow in her footsteps. She leaves in fond memory 6 grandchildren, Aaron Ison, Mark Stephen Holly Jr., Ryan Holly, Taylor and Jayden Ison, and George Smith III; 3 great-grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler Ison from Aaron's family, and George Smith IV...
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Patrick Gordon Wells

July 10, 1930 - April 25, 2017

Patrick Gordon Wells, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), age 86, passed away on April 25, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on July 10, 1930 to Gawain (Gabe) Lester and Mary (Mayme) Ann Wells in Grinnell, Iowa. Gordon attended Cooper Elementary and Junior High School in Grinnell and graduated from Grinnell High School in 1948. During his youth, he was active in Boy Scouts and participated in both...
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Dr. Barrie Ina Wellens

March 10, 1936 - April 24, 2017

Dr. Barrie Ina Wellens, a pioneer in educational testing, passed away suddenly at her home on Monday, April 24 at the age of 81, after a long life of good health. The cause of death was a sudden heart attack. Barrie, along with her longtime friend Joanne Lenke, who passed away in January, were a key duo who shaped educational testing in America. The cool and steady Dr. Lenke, who rose to be...
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Donald E. Watkins

February 15, 1934 - April 23, 2017

Donald E. Watkins was born to Ted and Edna Caffey Watkins in Encinal, Texas on February 15, 1934. He grew up in Weslaco, in the Rio Grande Valley, graduating from Weslaco High School in 1952. From the time he picked up his first trumpet in fifth grade, music became his primary focus and a continuing love in his life. After playing in the Texas All State Band, he went on to complete his Bachelor...
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Montiel Shane Alleyne

February 19, 1992 - April 23, 2017

Montiel Shane Alleyne, age 25, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Montiel enlisted in the US Air Force and completed Basic Training in November 2016. He completed Technical Training at Fort Lee, Virginia and arrived at his first duty station at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in February 2017. Montiel is survived by his mother, Wandra Y. Alleyne; his father, Mark S. Alleyne; sister, Ayanna J....
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Theola Taylor

August 7, 1924 - April 23, 2017

Theola Taylor was born to Andy and Mary Odom Taylor, August 7, 1924 in Westoff, TX. At the age of 9, Theola accepted Christ as her Savior; was baptized and became a member of St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church in Westoff. Being in relationship with God and being an active part of a local church was very important to Theola. With each move in her life, she made sure to unite herself with a...
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Robert Terrell Bunnell

March 8, 1939 - April 23, 2017

Captain Robert Terrell Bunnell was born in Memphis, TN on March 8, 1939. He graduated from Whitehaven High School in 1957, enlisted in the Naval Air Reserve at 16 and was awarded a scholarship in the regular NROTC entering Auburn University in September, 1957. He graduated in 1961 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree and an Ensign's Commission. Bob honorably served his country for 30...
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William M. "Bill" Walior

January 28, 1957 - April 23, 2017

On Sunday April 23, 2017, we lost our beloved father, husband and friend, Bill Walior, at the age of 60. His departure from our lives was sudden and unexpected, and his absence is keenly felt. But his arrival in Heaven and new life with his Savior Jesus Christ is certain and worth celebrating. Bill is survived by his three children, Matthew, Brian, and Bethanne Walior, daughter-in-law Jenn...
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Frank James Borsey, Jr.

August 25, 1958 - April 23, 2017

Frank James Borsey, Jr., 58, of San Antonio, TX passed away at sunrise Sunday morning after a long, courageous battle with cancer. His life began in Stamford, CT on August 25, 1958. He served 20 years in the Army where he retired as a Captain. He graduated from Hawaii Loa College in Kaneohe, HI with his Bachelors of Science in Nursing which led to a long and dedicated career in the field of...
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