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Robert Stewart Schanhaar

January 8, 1930 - July 19, 2017

Robert Stewart Schanhaar, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on January 8, 1930 in Anoka, MN to Raymond and Ethel Schanhaar. Robert later joined the United States Marine Corp, and served during the Korean War. Later on, in life he became a head baker at Lackland Air Force Base. He had a passion for dancing, he would always take his wife, Clara,...
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Hayde Garza- McCabe

May 12, 1982 - July 19, 2017

Hayde Garza-McCabe, 35, of Laredo, Texas, serenely passed into Heaven on July 19, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. She was born May 12, 1982 in Houston, and was raised in Laredo, Texas. She attended Laredo's VMT School of Fine Arts and Communication and graduated from Martin High School. Hayde earned her bachelor's degree at UTSA before continuing to earn her Doctorate of Dental...
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James Orville Soat

June 13, 1934 - July 19, 2017

James Orville Soat was born in Milford, Iowa, on June 13, 1934 to Lawrence Soat and Gertrude Mathisen Soat. He passed away on July 19, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Terril High School, and enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving in the 29th RSM in various locations, including Clark AFB in the Philippines, and Kelly AFB in San Antonio. After his discharge, he attended...
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Joseph Michael "Mike" Johnson

October 10, 1946 - July 19, 2017

Joseph Michael "Mike" Johnson, age 70, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. He was born in Ft. Worth to parents Andy and Essie (McCoin) Johnson. After graduating from Polytechnic High School in 1965, he served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. On his return, he became a 3rd generation graduate of the University of Texas, where he received his...
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Nieves Robles Fernandez

August 5, 1932 - July 18, 2017

Nieves Robles Fernandez, age 84, was born in Brownsville, Texas on August 5, 1932 to Rita Aguilar and Manuel Robles. She was one of twelve children, and moved to San Antonio at the age of 16. Nieves was a strong independent woman and raised four children as a single mother. She was a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother to her family. She spent over 20 years working at Oblate Missions,...
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Lorene May Carper

August 3, 1928 - July 17, 2017

Lorene May Carper, age 88 of San Antonio, Texas, passed away July 17, 2017. Lorene was a very gifted musician and dedicated educator by profession. Her mastery of the Piano, Organ, Violin, and Marimba brought great joy to many audiences over the years. She was a loving and steadfast wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family who loved and...
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Jaime P. Martinez

August 28, 1946 - July 16, 2017

Jaime P. Martinez, age 70, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Jaime Martinez was raised on the West Side of San Antonio by his immigrant grandparents. He was a leader of the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers for 40 years and he worked for the IUE AFL-CIO as a union organizer and eventually rose through the ranks and was elected as National...
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Lillian Frances "Fran" Priddy

March 22, 1919 - July 16, 2017

Lillian Frances "Fran" Priddy, Major U.S. Army Nurses Corps, ret. passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. She was born on March 22, 1919 in Kaufman, Texas to Hugh Anthony and Lillian Willard Priddy. She was a graduate of Baylor School of Nursing and entered the U. S. Army Nurses Corps in 1941. Fran served in many stations here in the United States but also did tours overseas. These included...
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Patti Kaminsky

October 8, 1940 - July 16, 2017

Patti Kaminsky, age 76, of San Antonio, died Sunday, July 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie and Keefe Greenberg. She is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years, Marvin B. Kaminsky; children, Dr. Robin E. Kaminsky and Karen L. Kaminsky and her husband, Richard Siefert; grandchildren, Max Ari Siefert and Peter Aden Siefert; sisters, Betty Gold and Evelyn Crisp;...
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Johnnie J. "Nonnie" Hickman

July 31, 1933 - July 16, 2017

On July 16, 2017 our beautiful mother, grandmother & great-grandmother, "Nonnie", passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family. Johnnie was a lifelong resident of San Antonio and a graduate of Brackenridge High School. She is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Don P. Hickman and her parents, Vada Mae & Dewey Nall. Johnnie and Don spent many years in Horseshoe Bay...
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Joseph Jefferson Faulkner

October 1, 1919 - July 14, 2017

Joseph Jefferson Faulkner was born on October 1, 1919 in Cartersville, Georgia, to John T. Faulkner and Alma Boston Faulkner. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 20 and soon volunteered for the Army Air Corp (later to be renamed Air Force). Joe was a transport and bomber pilot and a member of the prestigious Eighth Air Force. He flew a B-24 named the Silver Streak in the second Allied...
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Maria de los Angeles "Angelines" Foster

March 7, 1932 - July 14, 2017

Maria de los Angeles Foster, age 85, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Maria was born in Madrid, Spain, on March 7th, 1932, to Esperanza Gonzalez Cobollo Augusto and Enrique Gonzalez Melendez. Maria is survived by her husband, Ralph Foster; Children, Angel Foster, Lynn Foster, and Ralph Foster II (Kristin Foster); Sisters, Puri Plett, Tita Gonzalez Cobollo, Manoli...
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Harriett Manclark

November 7, 1945 - July 14, 2017

Harriett Baird Manclark, a true daughter of the South, mother, grandmother and friend to many, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2017 at her home in San Antonio, Texas. At the age of 71, after a lifetime filled with travel, challenge, adventure and achievement, Harriett is in heaven close to her beloved mother and father and other loved ones who went before. Harriett was born on...
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Kathryn "Kitty" Fisher Roberts Barclay

December 3, 1919 - July 14, 2017

Kitty Roberts Barclay had nearly a century of great health and vitality that fueled an energetic work ethic, service to others, devotion to family and friends—and love of dancing. She was born and living in Maryland when Willard Roberts from Texas met her while training as a new FBI Special Agent. He knew she was a great catch and won her and her family over by his wit and "smarts" but...
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Angelina Oviedo

April 1, 1939 - July 12, 2017

Angelina Oviedo, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in San Antonio after fighting a tough battle with cancer. She was born on April 1, 1939 to parents, Amador and Maria Elizondo. Angelina worked in SAISD as a librarian assistant for 30 years prior to retiring in 2001. She then continued volunteering and helping out her daughter, who also taught in SAISD at Highland Park...
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Walter James Buzzini III

October 20, 1931 - July 12, 2017

Walter "Schot" Buzzini peacefully entered the nearer presence of our Lord on July 12. He was born on October 20, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas to Walter J. Buzzini, Jr. and Rachel Marsden Buzzini. Schot attended San Antonio Academy and was a graduate of Peacock Military Academy. He graduated from Trinity University with a degree in Home Building Construction and as a Distinguished Military...
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Van Bain Chapman

January 23, 1922 - July 12, 2017

Van Bain Chapman, Jr. was born on January 23, 1922 in San Antonio, TX to Van Bain Chapman, Sr. and Ella Norwood Chapman. He was the oldest of four that included his sisters Francis, Margaret, and Mildred. Van and his siblings had an ideal childhood playing outside, riding horses, climbing trees, and roller skating. He was curious, well read, and always excelled in school. He graduated from...
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Mary Monica Boerner McMullen

August 14, 1944 - July 12, 2017

Mary will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and cherished 'grandma'. She had an adventurous spirit and loved spending time at the lake house with her family and friends. She served her community in many ways; such as volunteering at the Rape Crisis Center, Medina Lake VFD as an ambulance driver and EMT, Meals on Wheels, Threads of Love, Haven for Hope and the Assistance League-Bexar Hugs....
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Jack " Poppy" Charles

September 26, 1930 - July 12, 2017

Jack was born September 26, 1930 in San Antonio, TX. He was a 1948 graduate of Jefferson High School and an avid athlete, particularly as a competitive swimmer. In 1950 Jack married the love of his life, Lorene Stein, in Houston, TX, and there they had two children, Marsha and Mike. In 1954, they moved to San Antonio where he owned A&A Lumber Company and FCC Enterprises for many years. It wasn't...
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Irma E Garcia

August 31, 1954 - July 11, 2017

Irma E Garcia age 62 of San Antonio, TX, went to be with the Lord July 11, 2017 at 7:37 am with family by her side. She was born August 31, 1954 in Corpus Christi, TX to Domingo and Petra Rodela Solis. She is survived by spouse, Steven Garcia married October 12, 1973; children, Michelle Garcia and Stephanie Garcia; grandchildren, Noel Garcia-Bonner, Serena Garcia-Bonner, Arianna Garcia-Bonner...
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Adelina E. Cronkhite

June 24, 1923 - July 11, 2017

Adelina Gibson Elmore Cronkhite passed away at Sycamore Springs Assisted Living Facility in Elizabethton Tennessee, July 11, 2017. She peacefully departed this life with her loving family by her bedside. Adelina was born June 24, 1923 to Frank Harper Elmore Jr. and Blanche Larcom Elmore in Dallas, Texas. She was one of five sisters, Louise Doran, Charlotte Elmore, Mary Roughton and Evelyn...
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Ruth Rosalie Ehlo Schriewer

November 13, 1914 - July 11, 2017

Ruth Rosalie Ehlo Schriewer, peacefully died Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She was born on November 13, 1914 in San Antonio, TX to Otto and Caroline Ehlo. She married Carl H. Schriewer in 1939 and had 47 wonderful years together until his death in 1986. Ruth was a retired Federal Reserve Bank employee with 31 years of service. Baptized in infancy and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St....
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Justin James Jewell

December 28, 1994 - July 10, 2017

Justin James Jewell, age 22, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Justin was born December 28, 1994 in San Diego, California, to Steven James Jewell and Jammie Lee Hannah-Jewell. Justin, never letting his disability overcome his desires and dreams, became a member of the Clark H.S. AFJROTC. After convincing them to accept him, he became a devoted member for 4 years,...
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Carroll "CB" Stanley Barbour

July 24, 1944 - July 10, 2017

Carroll "CB" Stanley Barbour, 72, of Cotulla, Texas passed away July 10, 2017. He was born July 24, 1944 in San Antonio to the late Charles Ethel and William Benjamin Barbour. He is preceded in death by his parents and stepson, Sam Thomas Patton. He graduated from Cotulla High School in 1962. He was in the ROTC at the University of Texas where he received a BA degree in Accounting and...
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Jessie Mae Goode

April 14, 1934 - July 9, 2017

Jessie Mae Goode April 14, 1935 – July 9, 2017 Jessie Mae Goode, age 82, departed our world and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on April 14, 1935 in Jefferson, Texas, to Walter Roberson and Grace Watson. Jessie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family was her life, and meant everything to her. She served the Lord...
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Janet Alfreda Waltemyer Reich

August 5, 1926 - July 9, 2017

Janet Waltemyer Reich, 90, died peacefully July 9, 2017, at Legacy Hopewell House in Portland, Oregon after a short but courageous battle with a meningioma. The youngest of three daughters, Janet was born August 5, 1926 in Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania to Charles Adam Waltemyer and Virgie Routson Waltemyer. The three sisters (Dorothy, Ruth, and Janet) shared a life-long close relationship, and in...
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Janet Airheart

August 26, 1941 - July 9, 2017

Janet Airheart, born August 26, 1941 in Concord, North Carolina, died July 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; W.T. Airheart and Sylvia A. Airheart, and her sister Jacqueline Airheart. After graduating from Asheville High School, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in 1963 and continued as an active alumnus. Janet's successful...
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John David Darsey

September 9, 1963 - July 9, 2017

John David Darsey, age 53, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Known as "JD" to his friends, he was a paramedic for 34 years and as a combat medic instructor for 11 years. His passion was in supporting each individual in achieving their best through his courses. Placing his family first throughout his life, he devoted himself to the betterment of their lives in every aspect. He is preceded...
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Thomas Bertetti

July 10, 1933 - July 8, 2017

Thomas Bertetti passed away suddenly on July 8, 2017, just two days prior to his 84th birthday. Tom was born and raised in San Antonio, and is preceded in death by his parents, Hipolito T. and Consuelo G. Bertetti. Tom was a devoted, generous and loving husband, father, and "Papa". He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn S. Bertetti; son, F. Paul Bertetti (Jennifer Wallace); daughters,...
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Teresa Sanders Puleo

July 10, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Teresa Sanders Puleo, 67, peacefully passed away surrounded by her adoring family on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on July 10, 1949 to her parents, George Wallace St. Peter and Alice Powell Sanders in Smithfield, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, George Wallace St. Peter, Jr.; and sister, Laura Jean Garafolo. Teresa is survived by...
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Dorothy Lillian LeFaivre

October 16, 1923 - July 8, 2017

Dorothy Lillian LeFaivre, age 93 of San Antonio, died Saturday, July 8, 2017. Dorothy was born and raised in Fresno, California. In 1943, she met and married the love of her life, Hubert LeFaivre Jr. and was married for 37 wonderful years. As a homemaker to four children, she had a passion for keeping her lawn pristine and the envy of the neighborhood. Dorothy was a secretary at SAC Planetarium...
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John William Talley, Sr.

April 11, 1940 - July 7, 2017

John William Talley, Sr. passed away peacefully July 7th, 2017 in Boise, ID with his wife and family by his side. He was born to Elwood and Emily Gwendolyn Talley. John spent his formative years in Philadelphia, PA. As an athletic standout, he participated in swimming and track and graduated from Central High School in 1958. He continued his athletic career at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA...
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Jayne Fikes Vidaurri

January 28, 1927 - July 7, 2017

Jayne Fikes Vidaurri went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2017. She was born on January 28, 1927 to Kitty Belle Bryn and James Lafayette Fikes in Mercedes, Texas. Jayne graduated from Mercedes High School and studied at Northwestern University. As a young girl, she lived in Chicago and Virginia working as a buyer for Women's Wear Daily. She met her husband of 34 years, Ralph Vidaurri, in...
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John & Beverly Carson

July 7, 2017

John and Beverly Carson of San Antonio, both 76 years old, went to be with our Lord and Savior Friday, July 7, 2017, at 9:00 pm. Their tragic, single car accident occurred on a scenic country road between Gonzalez and Seguin. They were returning to San Antonio from their beloved family ranch. John Russell Carson was born into a historic ranching family, with ties to the Chisholm Trail and the...
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Rosalia F. Tijerina

October 5, 1935 - July 6, 2017

Our beloved Mom and Granny, Rosalia F. Tijerina, age 81, passed away July 6, 2017 while visiting family in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was born in Camargo on October 5, 1935. On January 3, 1959, she married Tomas Raul Tijerina. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years; her parents, Antonio Flores and Isabel Vasquez; and her brother, Eduardo Flores. She is survived by...
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Rollin R. Recroft, U.S. Army (Ret.)

April 26, 1929 - July 6, 2017

SFC Rollin R. Recroft, U.S. Army, Retired, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was born on April 26, 1929 to parents, Madeline Kister and Ralph Recroft in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rollin joined the U.S. Army and proudly served as a devoted soldier until his retirement. Proud of his Irish and Scottish ancestry, Rollin enjoyed travelling, whether abroad in Europe or stateside...
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Sharyn Shropshire Glover

February 27, 1943 - July 6, 2017

Sharyn Shropshire Glover, 74, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born on February 27, 1943 in Colorado City, TX to Willis and Baby Dale Shropshire. Dancing was a life-long passion for Sharyn. A born performer, she began dance training at 3 ½, demonstrating a natural aptitude. She performed extensively locally and throughout Texas and at eight years of age was...
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Phelon Scott Rammell

May 26, 1959 - July 6, 2017

Phelon Scott Rammell, beloved son, husband, father, and grandfather, was called home to his Father in Heaven on July 6th, 2017. Scott was born in Logan, Utah on May 26, 1959 to Ora Jay Rammell and LaRene Grange. He is the oldest of seven children: Jayna, Marianne, Ramon, Vauna, JillDene, and Brook. Much of his boyhood years were spent in Fort Collins, Colorado. There, he learned the...
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Tripp Nettles

December 11, 1950 - July 6, 2017

Hardie Wesley Nettles III (Tripp), passed away on July 6, 2017. Tripp was born in Clarksdale, MS on December 11, 1950, grew up in Austin, TX, attended high school in Richmond, VA and college at the University of Richmond. He was in the US Army from 1973 - 1979 proudly serving one year in Vietnam and 2 1/2 years in Germany. Tripp moved to San Antonio in the early 80's and met his future wife...
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Spencer H. Vallance

January 16, 1931 - July 6, 2017

Spencer H. Vallance, age 86, passed away July 6, 2017, following a battle with lung cancer. Spencer was born in San Antonio, Texas, on January 16, 1931. He spent a short time in the Air Force. He became a Certified Life Insurance Underwriter (CLU) and was inducted into the industry's Million Dollar Roundtable. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, and his son, Spencer II. He is...
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Helen Mary Laiche Hayes

October 8, 1973 - July 6, 2017

Helen Mary Laiche Hayes, age 43, of San Antonio, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 6, 2017. She was born October 8, 1973 in Jackson Mississippi. Growing up, Helen lived in Jackson Mississippi, Eagle Pennsylvania, Covington, Louisiana, and settled in San Antonio, Texas in 1986. She attended Saint Gregory the Great Elementary School and graduated from Ursuline Academy as...
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Mary Gail Garison Johnson

December 13, 1947 - July 6, 2017

Mary Gail Garison Johnson, age 69, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in San Antonio. Mary Gail was an active member of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was a smart, talented and lively lady. She loved to dance, sing and entertain. She was a graduate of Alamo Heights High School and Incarnate Word College. Mary Gail's home was always the hub for the family gatherings...
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Pat Hollingsworth

December 26, 1927 - July 5, 2017

Pat Hollingsworth passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on December 26, 1927 to Rupert and Louise Lundgren in Washington D.C. Pat was a southern woman enchanted with beauty of art and nature. Her light Southern drawl sounded like she was always (unintentionally) singing. Good manners and proper behavior were essential to her sensibilities. She was an old...
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Jesse F. Jenkins, USAAC

November 1, 1918 - July 5, 2017

LTC. Jesse F. Jenkins, U.S.A.A.C, age 98 of San Antonio, died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Jesse was a graduate of Brackenridge High School and UT at Austin. He was a World War II Veteran and received the Army Air Corp Bronze Star. Jesse was a Texas Registered Professional engineer and owned Stinson Manufacturing, making metal airplane parts and other space components. He is preceded in...
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Linda Luna Duffy

March 30, 1957 - July 5, 2017

A truly extraordinary woman, Linda Luna Duffy, passed away July 5, 2017 in San Antonio. She was a lifelong resident of San Antonio, Texas, born to Rudy and Peggy Luna, on March 30, 1957. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1976, and obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The University of Texas at San Antonio. After completing her education, Linda began a remarkable 35-year...
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Nancy Nance Boothe

October 25, 1931 - July 4, 2017

Nancy Nance Boothe, 85, passed into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Nancy was born on October 25, 1931 in Kerrville, Texas to Bennett Allen Nance and Archie Lebus Nance. She attended Tivy High School, then SMU, after many years she studied Interior Design at Incarnate Word in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Henry...
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Josephine (Josie) Pruski Carter

March 15, 1954 - July 4, 2017

Josephine "Josie" Pruski Carter, age 63, suddenly passed away on Tuesday, July 4 in San Antonio, Texas. Josie was born in Kenedy, Texas on March 15, 1954 to Cecilia and Isidore Pruski. She was a graduate of Falls City High School and longtime affiliate of the Title community in San Antonio. Those that were lucky enough to know her, would all agree that she will be remembered as an incredibly...
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Leon Boettcher

September 6, 1931 - July 4, 2017

Ernest Leon Boettcher went to be with the Lord on July 4th, 2017. He was born on September 6th, 1931 in Dallas, Texas to Ernest and Velma Boettcher. He attended Hillcrest High School in Dallas and continued his education at Texas A&M, where he joined the Corps of Cadets and played the piccolo in the Aggie Marching Band. Upon graduation in 1953, he was called to serve in the U.S Army and was...
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Clarence David Byrd

April 1, 1948 - July 4, 2017

Clarence David Byrd was born Thursday, April 1, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas at 5:44 in the morning. He was the second child born to Clarence Byrd, Jr. and Frances Marie Daneph Byrd. He had three brothers, Raymond Dale Byrd, Lester Eugene Byrd and Elvin Kenneth Byrd and one sister, Carolyn Sue Byrd. David grew to be a tall boy with blonde hair and gray-blue eyes. He was a very intelligent...
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Deanna A. Sutton

January 4, 1943 - July 4, 2017

Deanna A. Sutton, age 74, of San Antonio, was called home Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was born January 4, 1943 in Stockton, California to Albert B. Haynes and Ann C. Ghidossi. At a young age, Deanna moved to Oregon and it was there that she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon. In 1987, she moved to San Antonio to help launch the Fungus Testing Laboratory, within...
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Arlo D. (Dutch) Albright

April 28, 1934 - July 3, 2017

Dutch Albright was called home to the Lord on July 3, 2017, at the age of 83. He was born in Hershey, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Miller, his brother and sister. Dutch proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine during the Korean War and the U.S. Government for 38 years. He is survived and will be missed by his wife, Lillian of 38 years and his children;...
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Carolyn Sue Nelson

January 5, 1935 - July 3, 2017

Carolyn Sue Nelson passed away on July 3rd, 2017. Born in Des Moines, IA on January 5th, 1935; she moved with her family to McAllen, TX where she was a baton twirler in the marching band, and still bragged about marching in the Cotton Bowl. She attended SMU in Dallas, where she made and kept many great friends, and stories, as a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. After graduating Carolyn married Bill...
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Justin Hanson

July 14, 1982 - July 3, 2017

This is Veronika Hanson writing to you all...My beloved husband, Justin Andrew Hanson passed away on Monday July 3, 2017 at the age of 34. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson and friend. Justin was a U. S. Army Veteran, but most importantly he was my home, my rock, my soul, my life, my everything and every day I'm struck by this unbearable loss and grief. In these hard and dark times, I...
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Bonita G. Mayorga

October 24, 1936 - July 3, 2017

Bonita G. Mayorga passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on October 24, 1936 in Hobart, Oklahoma to Gilbert and Elaine Bryan. Graveside Service Thursday, July 6, 2017 3:00 p.m. Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery 1520 Harry Wurzbach In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medina Children's Home.
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John Reinhard Taylor

December 21, 1925 - July 2, 2017

On July 2, 2017, John Reinhard Taylor of The Woodlands, Texas, died at the age of 91. John was born on December 21, 1925, in Glendive, Montana, to George Reuben Taylor and Mildred Reinhard Taylor. John graduated from Dawson County High School in Glendive and then enlisted in the Navy during WWII. He was in training as a navy pilot when the war ended and was honorably discharged in 1946. While...
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Sgt. Keith Allen Kurtz

January 30, 1966 - July 2, 2017

Sgt. Keith Allen Kurtz, age 51, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Arthur Kurtz. Keith is survived by his beloved wife of 22 years, Stephanie Burke Kurtz; his mother, Donna Janssen; sister, Brenda Kurtz Yasko and husband, Jeff; nieces, Kimberly and Ashley; godson, Jeremy Tijerina and his wife, Brooke Harper Tijerina; his cousin...
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Cathy Raba Turcotte

April 7, 1963 - July 2, 2017

Cathy Ann Raba Turcotte went to be with the Lord at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday July 2, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. During Cathy's five-year battle with cancer, she was an example of strength, courage and unlimited faith. She continuously inspired her family, friends and doctors with her will to live, beauty and intellect. Dr. John Floyd shared "words are insufficient to...
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Julie Shaw

May 24, 1958 - July 1, 2017

Julie Shaw, age 59, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017. She was born in San Antonio on May 24, 1958 to her parents, Kay and Burton Shaw. After graduating from Jefferson High School, Julie took acting classes at SAC. She was the store manager for Amanda's Fine Gifts until 1997. She resumed work in 2005 with NEISD, the past six years being at Lee High School as Administrative Assistant to...
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Shirl Thomas

June 24, 1935 - July 1, 2017

It was in San Antonio that Shirl Thomas blossomed and there, where her work helped form the vibrant city of today, that she died on July 1, 2017. Born Shirley Mae Little, June 24, 1935, and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, she joined the Air Force following high school to explore the world. Along the way she married Jim Thomas, had four children, and eventually settled in San Antonio where she...
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Neale Schad

April 21, 1954 - July 1, 2017

Neale Leo Schad was born on April 21, 1954 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota to Donald and Helen (Anderson) Schad. He grew up in rural Lantry/Eagle Butte with his sister and four brothers. He truly enjoyed the country life as a young man; farming, hunting, and fishing. Neale attended Cheyenne/Eagle Butte High School, graduating valedictorian in 1972. He served as an altar boy growing up, had a...
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Martha Ann Thaddeus

November 25, 1926 - July 1, 2017

Martha Ann Thaddeus, age 90, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017, San Antonio, Texas. She was born Mexia, Texas on November 25, 1926 to Sam Stell Cox and Lilly Lee Harper Cox. After growing up in Mexia and graduating from Mexia High School at the age of 16, she moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and graduated with a BA in...
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Carole M. Van Buren

December 19, 1939 - June 30, 2017

Carole M. Van Buren, best known as "Memaw" was called home on June 30, 2017 at the age of 77. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Carole spent her formative years in San Antonio graduating from Burbank High School in 1957. After high school, she spent over 30 years in the Radio and Print Advertising industry, working her way to start her own company named Morris, Guthrie, Lockhart, Van...
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Dominic A. Scaramozi III

October 28, 1936 - June 30, 2017

MSGT Dominic A. Scaramozi III, USAF (Ret.), passed away on June 30, 2017 at home with his family. He was born on October 28, 1936, to parents, Dominic and Eileen Scaramozi in Mission, Texas. He served 33 ½ years with the Texas Air National Guard and 20 years later retiring from HB Zachary. He and Irva attended St. Anthony's Parrish of Ft. Sam Houston where they found a warm and welcoming...
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Officer Miguel Moreno III

August 27, 1984 - June 30, 2017

Officer Miguel Moreno III, age 32 of San Antonio, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017. Miguel always had a smile and was always happy, he lived life to the fullest. Miguel was a proud Lanier VOK and a UT graduate. He is preceded in death by his grandparents; brother, Arturo Wesley Moreno; nephew, Aaron Lee Arista; aunt, Yolanda Camacho. He is survived by his parents, Miguel Moreno,...
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Thomas Brannon

December 2, 1935 - June 29, 2017

Thomas Brannon, age 81, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born in Dallas, Texas to parents, Lura and Grover Brannon. After his parent's death when Thomas was a child, he was lovingly raised by guardians, Orval and Billie Slater. Thomas graduated from TMI where he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1954. After graduation, he joined the Navy. While...
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Elizabeth Jeanne Johns King

August 27, 1929 - June 29, 2017

Elizabeth Jeanne Johns King, age 87, passed away June 29, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born August 27, 1929, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. King; father, August Francis "Lefty" Johns; mother, Thelma Louise Madry Johns; sister, Patricia Francis Johns Monroe. Jeanne is survived by her brother, David Johns and his wife Norma of Chesapeake, VA...
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Allene Raburn Taylor

October 13, 1925 - June 28, 2017

Allene Raburn Taylor, resident of The Towers in San Antonio, TX, died on June 28, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born in Wellington, TX to Ollie B. Raburn and Ruby Haralson, the oldest of seven children. She was an Air Force wife, mother and teacher; later returning to graduate school at South West Texas State University for her Master's degree and community college to receive continuing...
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Robert Earl "Buster" Fawcett, Jr.

November 28, 1931 - June 28, 2017

Robert Earl "Buster" Fawcett, Jr. passed away on June 28, 2017. Buster was born in San Antonio on November 28, 1931 to Blanche Annette Johnson Fawcett and Robert Earl Fawcett. He attended Alamo Heights, TMI and The University of Texas where he was a proud member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Besides a short stint in Waco, he was a lifelong resident of Alamo Heights, a place he dearly loved. In...
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Richmond (Rick) Chase Harper, Jr.

September 22, 1945 - June 28, 2017

Richmond (Rick) Chase Harper, Jr., 71, died peacefully on June 28th, 2017, in Dallas, Texas surrounded by his loved ones after a brief illness. He was a loving father and grandfather, adored brother and a compassionate and loyal friend. He was known throughout the states and all corners of Mexico, as a one of a kind character and larger than life cowboy, rock star, rancher, poet and published...
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James D. Beaver

June 29, 1934 - June 28, 2017

James D. Beaver went to be with our Lord June 28th at the age of 82. He was born in Columbus, WI to Roy and Sadie Beaver. He is preceded in death by his son, Terry; parents; a brother, Vernon and sister, Geraldine. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Tim; daughter, Tammy; his brothers, Donnie and Earl; and sister, Phoebe. Jim was transferred to San Antonio in 1981 with CITGO...
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The Rev. Dr. Philip Justice Taylor, Jr.

October 1, 1945 - June 28, 2017

The Reverend Doctor Philip Justice Taylor, Jr., of Boerne, Texas, died June 28, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Phil served as a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas for forty years before his retirement six years ago. Phil graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA, and went on to earn degrees from Parsons College, Fairfield, IA; Philadelphia Divinity School, Philadelphia,...
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Robert "Andy" Mixon

October 19, 1966 - June 27, 2017

"OVERCOMER". That is the word to describe Robert Andrew "ANDY" Mixon, 50 years old, who has overcome the ravages of diabetes and cancer and is fully healed and is with his Jesus reveling in the love and joy of his Savior. Andy gave up the shackles of illness of this earth and went Home Tuesday, June 27th at 1:25 PM after battling the complications of pancreatic-metastatic cancer. The Lord was...
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Guy Downs Plunkett, M.D.

February 8, 1930 - June 27, 2017

Col. Guy Downs Plunkett, Jr., M.D., US Army (Ret) passed away in San Antonio on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. He was born February 8, 1930 in New York City, to Guy D. and Ruth DeLano Plunkett. His family moved to Bound Brook, New Jersey where he received his primary and secondary education, and graduated from Bound Brook High School in 1948. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers...
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W. P. "Bill" Southwell, Jr.

December 21, 1925 - June 27, 2017

Wilson Peyton Southwell, Jr (Bill), 91 of San Antonio, Texas passed away on June 27 2017 at home in San Antonio, Texas. Bill was born in San Antonio, Texas to Wilson Pryor Southwell, Sr and Margaret Reynolds Southwell on December 21, 1925. Graduating from Corpus Christi King High School in Corpus Christi Texas, Bill subsequently traveled to San Antonio, Texas in 1942 to work with his father in...
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Mark Allen Judson

November 9, 1957 - June 27, 2017

Mark Allen Judson was born November 9, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas. He passed from this world peacefully in his sleep to join his Savior June 27, 2017. Mark was an amazing example of love and embodied Christ's teachings in his day-to-day life. He was humble, generous, kind, empathetic, genuinely caring and always willing to offer a listening ear. Mark had a fun-loving personality and a knack for...
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Lois E. (Young) Reichel Trimnal

September 4, 1923 - June 26, 2017

Lois E. (Young) Reichel Trimnal, age 93, passed away peacefully in her home in Floresville, TX on Monday, June 26, 2017. She was born on September 4, 1923 in Sedalia, MO to Laura Bell (Berry) and Harry Young. A dedicated and hard worker, her career in Civil Service began as one of the first employees at Whiteman AFB in Knob Noster, MO, where she progressed from an entry level position with...
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Susan Elizabeth Peters

October 1, 1955 - June 26, 2017

Susan Elizabeth (Sobrino) Peters, age 61, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 in San Antonio. Susan was a graduate of Ursuline Academy and St. Mary's University after which she became a long-term employee of Northside Independent School District. She was preceded in death by her father, Victor Sobrino and her husband, Russell Peters. Susan is survived by her daughters, Kimberley Ruiz and Kristi...
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Kirsten Elizabeth Bell

December 8, 1971 - June 26, 2017

Kirsten Elizabeth Bell, daughter of Richard C. Reierson and Janet E. Reierson, was born December 8, 1971 in Landstuhl, Germany. She passed away on June 26, 2017. Kirsten's early years were spent in Peoria, Illinois where she attended Concordia Lutheran School and Washington School for the gifted. At the age of twelve, she participated in a Foreign Exchange Program to Paris, France for 3...
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Steve J. Markley

June 10, 1945 - June 25, 2017

Steve J. Markley, age 72, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Austin, Texas. He was born on June 10, 1945 in Electra, Texas. Steve served his country proudly in the Vietnam War, as part of the United States Air Force. He later graduated from the University of Texas and went on to work in facilities management for several hospitals in Texas, overseeing a multimillion dollar expansion of...
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Albert E. Ridgeway

December 3, 1924 - June 25, 2017

Albert E. Ridgeway passed away on June 25 at the age of 92. He was born December 3, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Samuel Walter and Emma Johanna Wanhoff Ridgeway. He was orphaned at the age of three, then raised by his maternal grandparents, Martha and Edward Wanhoff, in Dundalk, Maryland. He lived with them, his older sister, Marion, and his aunts, Frieda and Helen and his Uncle Albert. His...
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Florentino Duran

October 24, 1934 - June 25, 2017

On Sunday, June 25, 2017, Florentino Duran, 82, passed peacefully in his sleep. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Amelia "Millie" Duran; his sons, Tino Duran Jr. and wife Susan, David Duran and wife Norma, Steve Duran and wife Virginia; his daughters, Margie Freeman and husband Kenneth and Nina Duran; 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his biological father...
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Rudolph "Rudy" Charles Krisch III

January 6, 1937 - June 25, 2017

Rudolph (Rudy) Charles Krisch III went to his Lord on June 25, 2017. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on January 6, 1937. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean Mayer Krisch, sons Rudy IV and Trevor Krisch, and his mother and father Rudy Jr. and Lucille Stewart Krisch. He is survived by his son Stewart (Rhonda) Krisch, friend Annell Thompson, grandsons Rud (Lauren) and Cody (Katie)...
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Donna Joan Thompson

January 8, 1935 - June 24, 2017

Donna "Joan" Thompson was born in San Antonio on January 8th, 1935. She passed away on June 24, 2017. A sister, mother, grandmother and loving wife, Joan enjoyed time spent with family and friends, and was known for her wit and big smile. Known for her ease in frequent conversation, she truly made a person feel welcome in her presence. She graduated from Brackenridge High School,...
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Byron "Barney" Sweinfort Brandt

June 6, 1930 - June 23, 2017

In loving memory of Byron "Barney" Sweinfort Brandt: Born 6th of June, 1930, in Osgood, Indiana. Deceased 23rd of June, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Byron served his country as an Airman from the age of 18 in both Korean and Vietnam wars, with tours stateside and abroad in the Philippines, France, and Germany. Byron retired as Master Sargent in 1976 and became a member of Masonic Lodge 8,...
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Alice Flores Porche

June 10, 1918 - June 23, 2017

Alice Flores Porche passed away at home on June 23, 2017 at the remarkable age of 99 years old. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Christoval Flores and Jay Porche. Alice is survived by sons, Richard (Becky) Flores and David (Jane) Flores. She was a wonderful Nana to nine grandchildren, Barbara Robinson, Chris Flores (Alissa), Elizabeth Gingerich (Mike), Lisa Peterson, Ian Flores...
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Ila M. Knight

March 31, 1926 - June 23, 2017

Ila M. Knight, a life-long Texan, died June 23, 2017, at 91. She was born March 31, 1926, in Sherman, Texas, the daughter of Lydia Loving Taylor and Ira Whitfield Taylor. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Texas and University of Texas in Austin. In 1947, she married Fred W. Knight and moved to San Antonio where they continued to live and raise three sons. Ila...
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Harold D. Murray

May 25, 1931 - June 22, 2017

Dr. Harold D. Murray, age 86, passed away in his sleep on June 22nd in San Antonio, Texas. Harold, born in Neodesha, Kansas, was the youngest of two sons of Claude and Beulah Murray. Raised in Fort Scott, Kansas, he was the first person in his family to attend college when he received his B.A in Biology from Ottawa University in 1952. Harold went on to obtain a M.S. in Biology from Kansas State...
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Adan Garza

July 8, 1966 - June 22, 2017

Adan Garza, Jr. 50 years old, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Before moving to San Antonio, Texas, Adan lived in Immokalee, Florida and was a graduate of Immokalee High School class of 1984. Adan was once in professional photography and enjoyed a career in designer fashions for over 20 years. He collected action figures and still enjoyed photography. Adan and...
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Katherine Sue Prosk

November 15, 1916 - June 22, 2017

Katherine Sue (Broomfield) Prosk was born November 15, 1916 in Rocky Ford, Colorado and died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the age of 100 years. She was a longtime employee of USAA. Kay belonged to several organizations after her retirement, including D.A.R., Golden Eagles, Beautify S.A., Trinity Baptist Church, The Ukele Club, and Leland Terrace Neighborhood Association. Mrs. Prosk was pre...
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Sandra Jean Scogins

December 12, 1940 - June 21, 2017

Sandra Jean Scogins, 76, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on June 21, 2017. Sandy was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Dec. 12, 1940 to Harold and Geraldine Zutter. After she graduated from high school, she joined the United States Army and served as a dental technician in the Women's Army Corps until 1963. Sandy loved to dance and sing. She dispensed hugs freely and looked at the world...
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Carl Douglas Brown

November 5, 1928 - June 21, 2017

Carl Douglas Brown was born on November 5, 1928 in Goose Creek, Texas and went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2017. Doug was the second of four children born to Boyce and Lillian Brown. He graduated high school in Cleburne, Texas in 1946 and went to work for the Magnolia Petroleum Company in Fort Worth, Texas the following year. Doug was called to serve in the United States Army in 1950...
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Gus Galindo

March 25, 1927 - June 20, 2017

Gus Galindo died from a tragic accidental drowning on June 20, 2017 at the age of 90. Owner of Galindo Realty Co. Survived by his wife, Diane, of 55 years, two daughters Yvonne Galindo and Michelle Russi (Scott), brother Raymond, 6 grandchildren , Spence (Jesenia), Magnus, Ian, Deacon, Brighid and Neilla. Preceded in death by his parents, Ramon and Concepcion Galindo, brother Mayo Jamie,...
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Jeffrey Todd Dreesen

May 13, 1964 - June 20, 2017

Jeffrey Todd Dreesen, 53, of San Antonio, passed away on June 20, 2017. He was born May 13, 1964, the child of Joanne (Magorien) and Ronald Dreesen of Hastings, NE. As a child, Jeff enjoyed scouting, band, orchestra, and many sports, especially hunting and fishing with his dad. He attended Hastings Public Schools, graduating in 1982. He attended South Dakota School of Mines for a year, then...
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Raymond L. Ramos, Jr.

May 21, 1943 - June 19, 2017

On Monday, June 19, 2017, Sgt. Raymond L. Ramos, Jr. peacefully embarked on his final journey following a long, well-fought battle with Alzheimer's. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reymundo G. Ramos, brothers: Vicente, Cruz and Chrisanto Ramos, and granddaughter, Elaine Marie Martinez. Born in San Antonio, Texas, on May 21, 1943, to Reymundo and Nazaria Ramos. Raymond...
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Mary Jo Kuchenbacker

July 18, 1937 - June 19, 2017

Mary Jo Kuchenbacker, 79, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Odessa, Texas to Curtis and Laura Fugitt. Mrs. Kuchenbacker is survived by her loving daughters, Kim and Valerie; grandchildren, Heather (Bill) and Lowell and great-grandchildren, Ryan, Candence and Max; sister, Shirley Gideon; nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends from 6:00 –...
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Terri Sue Belton Winnon

July 31, 1940 - June 19, 2017

Terri Sue Belton Winnon, 76, died on June 19, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She may have died of a broken heart; she was widowed less than a month ago when her spouse of 58 years, Jesse, left her to go spend eternity with the Lord. June 19th was also the 24th Anniversary of her own beloved Mothers death. Terri was born July 31, 1940 in Monroe, Louisiana. She was the firstborn child of William...
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Wilhelmenia Elizabeth Greene Harvey

December 23, 1939 - June 19, 2017

Wilhelmenia Elizabeth Green Harvey was born December 23, 1939 in Marietta, South Carolina and entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 19, 2017. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Ridge Hill Baptist Church, Ridge Spring, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Harvey of Aiken, SC on July 21, 2001 at North Shore Hospital in Manhasset, NY; her...
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Margaret Eleanor Sperry Chapman

January 11, 1924 - June 19, 2017

Margaret Eleanor Sperry Chapman passed away on June 19, 2017. She was born in Doniphan, Missouri, January 11, 1924. Margaret graduated from the University of Missouri where she majored in sociology with a minor in music and voice. She completed graduate work in social work and worked as a child welfare worker in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She later attended San Diego State College, obtained her...
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Sylvia Milagros Echandi Orellanes vda. de Ramos, R.D., L.D.

November 6, 1933 - June 18, 2017

Sylvia Milagros Echandi Orellanes, of Windcrest, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 18. She was born on November 6, 1933, in Manati, Puerto Rico. Sylvia received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Puerto Rico within three years, with an emphasis in Dietetics and Nutrition. She married Edwin David Ramos Seijo, M.D., on December 22, 1956, and assisted him through medical school. Sylvia...
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Leon Ziverk

February 23, 1931 - June 18, 2017

Leon Ziverk was born in 1931 to Victor and Pauline Ziverk, on the family farm in Gowen, Oklahoma. Leon left his earthy home at 4:00 am Father's Day at the age of 86 years old. After graduating High School, Leon joined the United States Air Force. He served at Lackland AFB, while serving Leon was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged...
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