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Irene Williams

May 11, 1928 - March 27, 2017

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

June 27, 1920 - March 27, 2017

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

August 11, 1923 - March 26, 2017

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

October 23, 1930 - March 26, 2017

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

December 14, 1958 - March 25, 2017

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

February 4, 1923 - March 25, 2017

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

August 6, 1949 - March 25, 2017

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

September 16, 1929 - March 24, 2017

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

September 25, 1922 - March 24, 2017

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

March 27, 1933 - March 24, 2017

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

September 23, 1980 - March 24, 2017

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

December 8, 1930 - March 24, 2017

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

March 23, 2017

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

December 10, 1931 - March 23, 2017

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

October 1, 1927 - March 22, 2017

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

April 22, 1937 - March 22, 2017

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

July 16, 1978 - March 21, 2017

James Robert Breen passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 38. James was born on July 16, 1978, in Clay Center, Kansas to Robert Breen and Rhonda Johnson. James graduated from Mohave High School in Bullhead City, Arizona, in the year of 1996 before proudly serving in the United States Marine Corps for four years. James was a current student at...
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Shannon Gard Lenz

September 4, 1976 - March 21, 2017

Shannon was taken to the Lord Tuesday March 21, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 40. Shannon was a loving, caring, hardworking wife, mother and daughter, being a friend to many. Shannon was born in Bryan-College Station at St. Joseph's Hospital on September 4, 1976 to Bill and Sue Gard. She is survived by husband, Wes Lenz; son, Maverick Lenz; mother, Sue Robards and husband Clay of...
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Patricio Tomas Porter

April 21, 1994 - March 21, 2017

Patricio Tomas Porter, age 22, passed away March 21, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Patricio was born on April 21, 1994 in Oakland, CA., and moved with his parents to Texas soon thereafter. Patricio was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) while he was a toddler, yet you wouldn't have known this due to Patricio's happy nature. Patricio attended Hilton Head Elementary School on Hilton Head...
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Claiborne Lloyd Braswell, Jr.

November 19, 1927 - March 21, 2017

Claiborne Lloyd Braswell, Jr., age 89, passed away at his home in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Lloyd served in the U.S. Navy for two years, then attended Louisiana Tech where he ran track and played football. He married his high school sweetheart, "Babe", in 1949 and they soon moved back to Minden, LA where they raised their three children. With a new job for Dow Chemical...
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Hortense (Hortie) Tiger Lyman-Fein

April 24, 1920 - March 21, 2017

Hortense (Hortie) Tiger Lyman-Fein, age 96, of San Antonio passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She was born April 24, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY. Hortie was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Ellen Lyman; first husband, Seymour C. Lyman and second husband, Walter F. Fein. Hortie is survived by her son, Herbert M. Lyman and wife Jeannie; daughter, Hilary Lyman Kavy and husband, Neal;...
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Stephanie Lynn Paradise

July 3, 1962 - March 20, 2017

Stephanie Lynn Paradise (Rader) passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017. She was born in Ashland, Ohio to Mark Shaw Rader and Betty Lou Rader (Long) on July 3, 1962. Stephanie attended Madison High School in Mansfield, Ohio where she held the 4x400 relay school record and graduated in 1980. She entered the United States Air Force on August 26, 1980 as a Dental Technician where she received...
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Father Omar W. Pitman, Jr

August 26, 1933 - March 20, 2017

Father Omar William Pitman born in Big Spring, Texas in 1933, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 in San Antonio. He was surrounded by his beloved wife, Mary Ellen, loving family members, and close friends. Omar was the oldest of two children born to Omar William and Daphne Bernice Barnes Pitman. His dear sister, Nancy Pitman Lohner, preceded him in death. Omar was a graduate of New Mexico...
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Herschel Jeter

October 28, 1926 - March 20, 2017

Herschel Jeter passed away March 20, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born in Brady, Texas on October 28, 1926 and was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; three brothers and a daughter, Linda. Herschel leaves behind many family and friends. His wonderful wife, Patricia Jeter, who he was married to for 65 years; his daughter, Ann and her husband, John; his grandchildren, Chandler and Cade. ...
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Rosa Beasley-Garza

October 1, 1925 - March 20, 2017

Rosa Beasley-Garza, age 91, entered into eternal rest on March 20, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Rosa was born in San Diego, TX to Cleofas and Guadalupe Uresti. She spent over 25 years at the VA where veterans commented on her compassion and commitment. Rosa and her daughter enjoyed extensive international travel together. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Laurence M. Beasley...
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Gus F. Hein, Jr.

February 17, 1943 - March 19, 2017

Gus F. Hein, Jr. passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 74. He was born to Gus and Gloria G. Hein on February 17, 1943 in Laredo, TX. He grew up in Laredo, and often reflected on happy times of his travels, and living between Laredo, TX and Aguascalientes, Mexico. He dedicated his life to his students, and taught at many institutions including Universidad...
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James Louis Horton

December 7, 1945 - March 18, 2017

James Louis Horton, age 71, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Lexington, Mississippi on December 7, 1945 to Ernest Ross and Marinda Horton. At an early age James found Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. James graduated from Crane High School, Chicago, Illinois in 1964. Afterwards, he started technical school for air conditioning, but in the midst...
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Helen Ruth Kuberski

March 31, 1930 - March 18, 2017

Helen Ruth Kuberski, age 86, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in San Antonio. As a proud native Texan, she was a devoted Aggie Football and San Antonio Spurs fan. Born in Houston, TX to parents Roy C. and Helen (Graff) Crepeau, she was known far and wide as Ruth, Mama K, Grandma or simply Mom taking joyful pride in being a great partner to her husband, Tony and a wonderful homemaker and...
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Barbara Quirk

June 26, 1941 - March 18, 2017

Barbara Quirk passed away at the age of 75 on March 18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Barbara was born to Carl and Eileen White on June 26, 1941 in Chicago. She often reflected on her happy memories growing up on the shores of Lake Eire with her four siblings, Vincent White, Keith White and Carol Miller, all of whom preceded her in death. Barbara graduated from the Ursuline Academy in Dallas, TX...
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Mary Katherine Crawford

July 19, 1939 - March 18, 2017

Mary Katherine Crawford, age 77 of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri on July 19, 1939 to the late Jacob and Helen Hartman. Mary was the only daughter in a family of five children. Her father's trade resulted in a number of moves, but ultimately the Hartman family called Doniphan, Missouri home. There, Mary graduated from high...
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Evangelina S. Obregon

November 3, 1923 - March 17, 2017

Evangelina S. Obregon, age 93, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on November 3, 1923, to Emilio and Maria Rodriguez in Seguin, Texas. Tia Eva was a very generous woman, a wonderful seamstress, and a loving parent figure to her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 10 years, Daniel Obregon, and her sisters...
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Billy F. Eichholtz

December 14, 1925 - March 17, 2017

Billy F Eichholtz passed peacefully to his eternal rest with our Lord on March 17, 2017, at the age of 91. Born in Dallas, TX, his childhood took him to many areas of the state as he and his mother followed his father's career throughout the oil fields of Texas. Soon after graduating from high school he joined the Army. In April of 1945 Billy was severely wounded in action as his division was...
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Ernest L. Kearns

September 25, 1943 - March 17, 2017

Ernest L. Kearns passed away March 17, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Porter Loring Mortuary North. SERVICE THURSDAY MARCH 30, 2017 12:00 NOON PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL INTERMENT THURSDAY MARCH 30, 2017 1:45 P.M. FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 1520 HARRY WURZBACH
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Trine M. Contreras, Jr.

January 22, 1945 - March 17, 2017

Trine Martinez Contreras, Jr., age 72, died peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Born in Sioux Falls, SD to Trinidad (aka Trine Sr.) Leon Contreras and Rachel (Martinez) Contreras, whom he lovingly referred to as 'Daddy' and 'Mother'. Trine was the only one (out of 12 children) to be born outside of Hamlin, TX. After getting married, he moved to Wisconsin for better job...
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Joan Hernandez

February 21, 1945 - March 17, 2017

02/21/1945 - 03/17/2017 Joan Hernandez, well-respected, remarkable, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2017 at the age of 72. She was born on February 21, 1945 in Lemesa, Texas to parents Rufus and Birdie Holt, and later resided in San Antonio, Texas. In 1962, she married the love of her life and best friend, Samuel Hernandez. Together they enjoyed...
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Elizabeth Ann Bliedung Brown

March 17, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Bliedung Brown was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1938, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by her loving family. She was the only child of Nancy and Walter Bliedung. Elizabeth enjoyed spending time visiting her father's glove company, Hansen Glove Co., and factories and summer camp in the Northern woods of Wisconsin at Manitowish Waters. She...
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Beatriz Perez

December 26, 1920 - March 17, 2017

Beatriz Perez, age 96, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born in Laredo, Texas on December 26, 1920 to Bruno and Josefa Bazaldua. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughters, Beatriz Coronado and Maria del Rosario Perez. Beatriz is survived by her grandson, David Coronado and son-in-law, Tomas Coronado. Beatriz will be lovingly remembered for her devotion...
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Almond Eugene Roberts, CMSgt, USAF

July 4, 1929 - March 17, 2017

Almond Eugene "Robbie" Roberts, 87, died on March 17, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born July 4, 1929 in Lake City, Arkansas to the late Edward Steven Roberts and Willie May (Terry) Roberts. He retired in 1974 after serving 26 years of active duty in the United States Air Force. Post USAF employment in the surrounding San Antonio Texas area included McKee Aviation, National Airlines,...
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Frank Cardenas Casas

October 7, 1938 - March 17, 2017

Frank Cardenas Casas, Jr. was received into the loving hands of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 17, 2017. He was born 78 years ago to Francisco Talamantez Casas and Ramona Cardenas Casas in Wilson County, Texas. He was a born again Christian and served the Lord in many areas of his life. Frank was an 8th generation Texan and his children fondly recall the special times...
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Xiangnu Yang

August 24, 1936 - March 16, 2017

Yang Xiangnu, mother to Meiyang, and as we know, mother to all, Grandmother to Blake and Benjamin. She was born August 24, 1936 in Jiaopiang, China. After graduating from the Beijing University of Physical Education in 1960, she worked as a gymnastics instructor in Beijing, China, before retiring in 1991. She first came to the United States in 1998 with her husband, Lin Youyan, to help take...
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Gabriela Puente Fewox

February 26, 1922 - March 15, 2017

Gabriela Puente Fewox age 95 of Floresville passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by family. Gabriela was born in San Antonio to Refugio Puente and Teresa Aldana Puente on February 26, 1922. She graduated from Fox Tech High School in 1941. She married George L. Fewox on February 6, 1946. She worked at Kelly AFB from 1951 to 1980. She retired as Civilian...
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Patricia Ann Henderson

April 23, 1934 - March 15, 2017

Patricia Ann Henderson passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Schertz, Texas at the age of 82. She was born on April 23, 1934, in San Angelo, Texas to parents, Albert and Louise Davis. Pat was proud of her military service with the Air Force, honorably serving in the Korean War. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Richard Henderson. Pat is survived by her daughter, Tammy...
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Johnny G. "Juan Cana" De Leon

March 29, 1936 - March 15, 2017

Johnny G. "Juan Cana" De Leon entered his eternal rest on March 15, 2017, at the age of 80. A native of San Antonio, he grew up on the West Side and attended Lanier High School, where he excelled in athletics, particularly basketball. His tremendous athleticism even earned him a full scholarship to St. Mary's University. He continued to play basketball after college in the city-wide league...
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Paula J. Hambidge

May 11, 1946 - March 14, 2017

Paula J. Hambidge, born May 11, 1946, in San Juan, Texas, passed away on March 14, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She is survived by brother Jimmy, sons Michael and Robert, daughter Vanessa and grandchildren Colin and Ethan. She was preceded in death by her parents Guy and Dorothy Eakins, brother Larry, and sister and best friend Linda. Paula graduated from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School,...
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Rusty Weinman

January 7, 1958 - March 14, 2017

Rusty worked at San Antonio International Airport for over 40 years and had a positive impact on each life he touched. He was selfless and always put everyone before himself. His life made the world a better place and his death will leave a void. He was a sportsman who loved the Spurs, coached his daughters' basketball games, and never missed a Saturday morning pick-up game. He loved his 1970...
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Leroy Boyd

July 6, 1927 - March 14, 2017

Leroy Boyd, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on July 6,1927 to his late parents, Frederick William Boyd and Ethel (Boyd) Boyd. He was the husband of the late Ethel L. (Oberholtzer) Boyd. He was born in Cumberland, Rhode Island. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as Fireman First Class from February 22, 1945 to July 28,...
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Margaret Ann Helm Casey

April 5, 1917 - March 14, 2017

Margaret Ann Helm Casey, age 99, of San Antonio passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. She was born in Mart, Texas to Dr. Lee W. Helm and Willie Bohannon Helm on April 5, 1917 and was reared and educated in Waco. In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Casey, Jr. and siblings, Kitty Lee Lance and Dr. Lee W. Helm, Jr. She is survived by her brother...
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Susan Kadish Dapeer

June 12, 1941 - March 14, 2017

Susan Kadish Dapeer, age 75, died on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to Jack Kadish and Gladys "Kitty" Kadish. Susan was a member of Temple Beth-El for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Melissa Lynn Dapeer. Susan is survived by her husband of 55 years, Harvey Dapeer; son, Jonathan Dapeer and wife, Janis;...
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Lucy Melinda (Linda) Leigh Fichtner

May 16, 1945 - March 14, 2017

Lucy Melinda (Linda) Leigh Fichtner, born May 16, 1945, in Fredericksburg, Texas, passed away on March 14, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She is survived by her husband Murray, daughter Mindy Griggs, son Chip and his wife Candy, grandchildren Haleigh and Caroline Griggs and Luke and Cade Fichtner, brother Bill Leigh and wife Karen, sister Nancy Warren and husband Gary, as well as numerous nieces...
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Carol Ann Law

December 17, 1947 - March 13, 2017

Carol Ann Law, age 69, passed away suddenly at home on Monday, March 13, 2017. Born in Fredericksburg to parents Victor and Loraine (Stromquist) Olfers, she moved to San Antonio at an early age. Carol graduated from Jefferson High School in 1966 and Texas Lutheran College in 1969. She earned a Master's in Education from UTSA in 1974, as a member of their first graduating class. A lifelong...
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Paul Arnold Rode

June 6, 1928 - March 13, 2017

Paul Arnold Rode, beloved husband, father and educator, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the age of 88. Born in Halletsville, Texas to Lydia Hannemann and Arthur Daniel Rode on June 6, 1928, Paul was reared in Taylor. He attended classes at Texas Lutheran University (then Texas Lutheran College) from September 1945, to May 1947, when he transferred to Texas State (then South Texas...
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Carl Eugene Smith, US Army, (Ret.)

August 24, 1945 - March 13, 2017

Lt. Col. Carl E. Smith, U.S. Army (Ret.) passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born in Grayson, Kentucky on August 24, 1945 to Harmer and Virginia Smith. He was a proud alumnus of the University of Kentucky. From 1969 to 1999 he proudly served in the United States Army. During his active duty, he was a social worker and loved to play golf in his leisure time. He most...
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Kenneth Wayne "Sam" Caldwell

May 17, 1932 - March 13, 2017

Kenneth Wayne "Sam" Caldwell, age 84, passed away on March 13, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on May 17, 1932 in Seymour, TX, to Andrew Jackson (Dude) Caldwell and Anna Lois Jarred Caldwell. Sam attended high school in Holiday, TX and received a football scholarship to Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Goldie Mae...
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Gwendolyn "Gwen" M. Baker

July 27, 1930 - March 13, 2017

Gwendolyn "Gwen" M. Baker born on July 27, 1930 in Wichita Falls, TX passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the age of 86. Gwen spent her early years in Ennis, TX with parents, Archie and Ann Evans. In 1947, she graduated from Ennis High School, attended school in Dallas and later was employed with Oil Well Supply Co. She met and married the love of her life, Dub Baker in 1950. In...
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Ryan William Gunst

October 23, 1974 - March 12, 2017

Ryan passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born on October 23, 1974 in San Antonio, Texas to William and Harriett Gunst. Ryan attended St. Luke's Catholic School and Central Catholic High School. He worked as a welder in the construction business as well as a number of other labor intensive businesses. Ryan loved to bird hunt and fish as well as family...
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Angelo Jeremiah Garcia

January 4, 1996 - March 12, 2017

Angelo Jeremiah Garcia, age 21, of San Antonio, died on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Everyone knows him by his goofy laugh and his love for boxing. He loved his daughter and siblings very much. He was like a big kid; his smile could light up the room. Angelo had a good heart, lots of friends, and always seeing the good in people. Angelo loved working for Burditt Tile and Stone where he was pursuing...
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Judith Faye Siemens

July 29, 1946 - March 11, 2017

Judith Faye Siemens passed away at her home in San Antonio, TX at 8:15 PM March 11, 2017 after a long 4 year 9 month battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Lee and Frances Alleen Dufield. She is survived by her husband John L. Siemens, of San Antonio; her daughter, Elizabeth M. Hawley of Montevallo, AL; her son, John Matthew Siemens (Mindy) of San Antonio; her sister...
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Anne Beverly Linett Roth

November 28, 1921 - March 11, 2017

Anne Beverly Linett Roth, aged 95, died the morning of Saturday, March 11, 2017 among family and loving caregivers at her home in Austin, Texas. She was born on November 28, 1921, in Albany, New York to Bessie Linett and raised by her beloved bubbe Celia Goldberg. Anne is survived by her husband, Joel Roth; her children, Bennett, Marc, Eric, and Susan; her grandchildren, Andrew, Alex, and Alan;...
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John Philip Mundy

May 11, 1943 - March 10, 2017

John Philip Mundy, 73 was born on May 11, 1943 in Worcester, MA and joined our heavenly father on March 10, 2017. John graduated from Shrewsbury High school in 1961 and received his Associates Degree in Business Administration from Worcester Junior College in 1963. He also completed courses in banking at Clark University under the American Institute of Banking program. He joined the U.S. Army...
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Debra Jeanne Garcia

July 3, 1958 - March 10, 2017

Debra Jeanne Garcia, known to all as Debbie was born on July 3, 1958 died March 10, 2017 of cancer. Her family and very close friends were at her side when she passed. Her courage was an inspiration for everyone who met her while she went through her ordeal, and everyone who knew her expected nothing less. She is proceeded in death by her father Ernest Gonzales, mother Barbara Frazier. ...
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Thomas Levin Powell, Jr.

March 10, 2017

Thomas Levin Powell, Jr., passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born and raised in Houston where he was elected President of his Senior Class at Lamar High School. His family relocated to San Antonio before the end of Tom's senior year where he graduated from Jefferson High School. Tom received his Bachelor's degree from Davidson College and was a member of Phi Beta...
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Bryan Carver Schiller

December 11, 1923 - March 10, 2017

Bryan Schiller was born on December 11, 1923 in Corpus Christi and died Friday, March 10, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Bryan and his parents, William Bryan and Evelyn Carver Schiller, moved to San Antonio when he was one year old and he was a lifelong resident of this city. A 1941 Jefferson High School graduate, he attended Texas A&M and then Tulane for Midshipman School. He served...
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Jack D. Trawick

December 17, 1932 - March 9, 2017

Jack D. Trawick passed away at home surrounded by family in San Antonio on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was born December 17, 1932 in Brownwood, Texas, to Evans and Josephine Trawick. There he met his life-long love, Virginia Hallum, in first grade. He realized his dream of graduating from The United States Military Academy at West Point in 1955, followed by Army service as an Airborne Ranger...
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Marisa Ann Hernandez

February 10, 1977 - March 9, 2017

Marisa Ann Hernandez, age 40, of San Antonio, went to be with our Lord, Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was a loving daughter, sister and friend. Marisa graduated from Marshall High School class of 1996 and received her Bachelor's degree in 2014 in History from Texas A & M University in San Antonio. She was an avid Wrestling fan, enjoyed taking photos in black and white, crocheting and knitting....
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Donald Volney Rattan, United States Army, Retired

September 12, 1924 - March 8, 2017

Major General Donald Volney Rattan, United States Army, Retired, died on March 8th, 2017, at The Army Residence Community in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of ninety-two. He was preceded in death by his parents, by his first wife, Jane Sedgwick Pratt, and by their beloved son, John Sedgwick Pratt Rattan. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Carver Schneider Rattan, and three children: Jean Rattan...
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Conrad Joseph Rauch

March 2, 1929 - March 8, 2017

Conrad Joseph Rauch peacefully passed away March 8, 2017 at the "old enough to know better" age of 88. Connie was born March 2, 1929 in Endicott NY to parents Konrad and Elsa Rauch. As a son to German immigrants, Connie grew up speaking German at home and English at school. He was raised in Dayton Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a PhD in Physics. The physics came easy and...
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Jerry Lee Funk

August 1, 1942 - March 8, 2017

Jerry Lee Funk, 74, of San Antonio, Texas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at his home in San Antonio surrounded by his family and loved ones. Born in Harlingen, Texas to Jack and Loyce Funk, he lived most of his life in Harlingen. Jerry was born on August 1, 1942 the younger of two brothers. He spent his youth in Harlingen and Lyford before leaving the valley in 1958 to...
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Ann O'Leary

June 2, 1938 - March 8, 2017

Ann O'Leary died Wednesday, March 8th of pneumonia. She was 78 years old and is survived by her husband of 55 years, Edward T. O'Leary and four children: Jean O'Leary (Bradford Lundin) of San Antonio, TX, Susanne O Mahoney (William) of Kansas City, KS, William K. O'Leary (Sarah) of Olathe, KS and John D. O'Leary (Ashley) of Little Rock, AR. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren. Ann...
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Otto Herman Hill

March 7, 2017

Otto Herman Hill (88) passed away March 7, 2017 in New Braunfels, Texas. Born in San Diego, California in 1928 to Otto Boyle Hill and his wife Linda, Otto moved to San Antonio, Texas as a young boy. Graduating in 1945 from Brackenridge High School in San Antonio, Otto continued his education at the University of Texas, Austin culminating with a PhD in Physics in 1957. "Hook 'em!" While...
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Alan Bruce Greenberg

April 3, 1947 - March 7, 2017

Alan Bruce Greenberg, age 69 passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on April 3, 1947 to Mr. Robert and Norma Greenberg. He was preceded in death by his parents. Alan is survived by his sister, Natalie Levine (M.H.); nieces, Lauri Berkman, Cindy Berkman (Michael Szatny). A celebration of life for Alan will be held on Thursday, March 23rd,7:00pm at 13915...
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Douglas Harrington

March 7, 1945 - March 6, 2017

Douglas Harrington, at the age of 71 passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on March 7, 1945 in Uvalde, Texas to Myrtle Lacey and Milton Douglas Harrington. Everyone who knew Douglas understood his unwavering passion for service to others. Douglas championed Human Rights through his political activism,...
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June 19, 1917 - March 6, 2017

Helen Nevelow Stein passed away at home on March 6, 2017 after a full life of 99 years. She met her husband, Dr. Perry David Stein at Texas A&M University, and lived the next 73 years with her true love in San Antonio. She is survived by her loving children, Edward Bernard Stein, Susan Stein Grimshaw and Michael Stephen Stein, two granddaughters, Anna Grimshaw Corley and Jennifer Stein Tovar,...
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Mary Ruth Hollingshead Milman

November 26, 1934 - March 6, 2017

Mary Ruth Hollingshead Milman, age 82, passed away March 6, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Mary was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 26, 1934. Mary worked professionally as a dental assistant in both civilian dentistry and federal civil service, working at dental clinics on US Army post at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and Bad Kreuznach, Germany. She was an avid...
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Kent O. Moore

August 9, 1930 - March 5, 2017

Kent will be lovingly remembered as having a wonderful witty sense of humor. He and Barbara had a love for travel and traveled the world. He had a long and full career in television/film as a producer/director. He was also the Chief of Health Sciences Media Division and MEDCOM Visual Information. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Douglas and Lela Moore; son, Kevin L. Moore;...
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Marjorie Teresa Busheme

June 29, 1929 - March 4, 2017

Marjorie Teresa Busheme died peacefully on March 4, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Marjorie was born June 29, 1929, in Avon, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joseph D. Gaquin and Marguerite O'Neil Gaquin. She was the youngest and last surviving sibling, preceded in death by her four brothers. Marjorie graduated from Simmons College, class of 1951, and began a career as a registered nurse in...
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Blanca Dora Larios

October 19, 1923 - March 4, 2017

Blanca Dora Larios, age 93, went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2017. Blanca was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. As the proprietor of La Villita Tortillas, Blanca was known for her famous gorditas which were recognized by the New York Times Sophisticated Traveler Magazine, Southern Living, and the San Antonio Express News. Blanca always had an open door to family...
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Carole Ann Myers

December 28, 1934 - March 4, 2017

Carole Ann Myers, 82, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born at home on December 28, 1934 in Shawnee, OK to Ardith Dawkins Ash and Daniel Ash. Carole attended Horace Mann Elementary and graduated Shawnee High School in 1952. She married her high school sweetheart Roy Myers whom she met in band. They spent the first few years of...
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Richard ("R.C.") Camacho Medellin

June 14, 1927 - March 3, 2017

Richard Camacho Medellin ("R.C.") was born in Somerset, Texas and is survived by his devoted wife of 73 years, Maria Victoria Medellin. Together they had 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren: Son, Richard M. Medellin Jr. and his wife Mary E. Medellin and their children Richard Medellin III and wife Reina Medellin and great grandsons Damian Medellin and Timothy Medellin, Rachel...
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Richard Jarratt Monahan

February 24, 1937 - March 3, 2017

Richard Jarratt Monahan went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2017. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on February 24, 1937. He was a 1955 graduate of Alamo Heights High School. Jarratt had the kindest soul and amazing sense of humor. He never thought twice about graciously lending a helping hand. He lived a very interesting and fulfilling life. In the '60s, his late brother John and he built...
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Mildred Annette Green King

July 4, 1920 - March 3, 2017

Mildred Annette Green King, Bunny to her husband, Mama to her daughter Momo to her grandchildren and Mil to her friends passed peacefully from this life to eternal life on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the age of 96. She was surrounded by her family. Mildred was born in Waelder, Texas to Fletcher Green and Beauty Lamkin on July 4, 1920. She was baptized at a young age and attended St. Paul Baptist...
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George Loren Sullivan

September 17, 2013 - March 3, 2017

George Loren Sullivan, though only three years old, could make a peanut butter and honey sandwich all by himself, and therefore, by Sullivan law, he was a man grown. George made his grand appearance in life on September 17, 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland, where he learned to walk, talk, and charm all the cashiers at the local grocery store. His proud Nanna took him for walks all over the...
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Gregory Wayne Dahlberg

December 18, 1951 - March 3, 2017

Gregory Wayne Dahlberg, age 65, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 3, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to Jo Nell Dahlberg and Elmer Franklin Dahlberg in Mercedes, Texas on December 18, 1951. Greg attended Lee High School, where he played football, baseball, basketball, and threw the shot put. Greg loved athletics: for fun, fellowship, discipline, and character. He went on to...
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Louise Moore Hughes

April 24, 1932 - March 3, 2017

Louise Moore Hughes, age 84, of San Antonio passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017. She was born on April 24, 1932 to Thomas Marshall Moore and Mary Eva Wiggington in Belton, TX. Lou was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She worshiped and cherished time with her family and friends. Lou also treasured the clients she worked with through out her 37 years as a top selling...
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Estella A. Garcia

July 2, 1931 - March 2, 2017

Estela A. Garcia, a loving and devoted mother and wife, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in San Antonio. Estela was born on July 2, 1931 to the parents of Rafael Aguilar and Bruna Lopez. She loved being with her family and friends and enjoyed listening to her favorite music. Our mom always graced the presence of her children being back at home where there was love and laughter all around...
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Mark Steven Bjugstad

March 23, 1954 - March 2, 2017

Mark Steven Bjugstad, age 62, of San Antonio passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2017 after a 5-year battle with lung cancer. He was born March 23, 1954 in Rice Lake, WI and graduated from Barron High School. He earned an Associate's Degree from Wayland Baptist University. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1973 and retired after 20 years of service as a Master Sergeant. He entered the SAPD...
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Carlos C. Cazares

January 15, 1935 - March 2, 2017

Carlos Cazares, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at age 82. He was born in 1935 in San Antonio, and graduated from Central Catholic High School, class of 1954. He married Christina Hayes in England on November 7, 1958. They moved back to the U.S. and raised their three children. Christina passed on...
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Margaret (Marky) Read Pontius

April 26, 1945 - March 2, 2017

Margaret (Marky) Read Pontius died on March 2, 2017, in San Antonio, TX. Marky was the daughter of Henry James Read and Margaret Roemer Read both of New Orleans, LA. Marky was born and educated in New Orleans. She graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart and from Sophie Newcomb College where she majored in French. While at Newcomb she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Marky's interest...
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Benita Lerma Hernandez

April 16, 1924 - March 1, 2017

Our beloved Mom, Benita Lerma Hernandez, age 92, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Benita is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Hernandez and is survived by her sons: Hector Hernandez (Anita); Luis Hernandez (Debra) and two granddaughters. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the chapel at Porter Loring on McCullough Ave. ...
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Jack Marcel Kunkler, Jr.

January 23, 1928 - March 1, 2017

Jack Marcel Kunkler, Jr. joined his wife, Clara, on March 1, 2017. Jack was born on January 23, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas, to Addie and Jack Marcel Kunkler, Sr. Once he graduated from high school, he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific and Korea. After his discharge, he came back to San Antonio. He became a photoengraver for the San Antonio Express News for over 40 years. His...
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Sara Jane Quigley Sonneborn

October 19, 1924 - March 1, 2017

Sara Jane Quigley Sonneborn was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, the daughter of Harry H. and Blanche Quigley. She attended Triadelphia High School and graduated from the Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing, where she received her license as a Registered Nurse. While at Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing, she served as a member of the United States Army Nurse Cadet Corps....
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Richard A. Parker

July 28, 1921 - March 1, 2017

Richard A. Parker (Papaw) went to be with the Lord March 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Yelton and Mabel Parker, and his wife of 66 years Margaret. He is survived by two children; daughter Susan Cauble and son Richard and wife Nancy of Bulverde, 4 grandchildren; Michael Cauble, Layla Dooley, Nikki Johnson and husband Tyler, and Ashley Parker, 5 great grandchildren;...
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Robert "Bob" Lloyd Reeder

June 21, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Bob went to glory on February 28, 2017. He was born in Waukon, Iowa to Lloyd and Delores Reeder. Bob served in the Army and was stationed in Germany. When he returned to the states he began a long career in sales. Bob will be most remembered for his sense of humor, telling jokes and following the Spurs. He is survived by his sister, Shirley Fuentes of San Antonio; six children, Robin (Jim...
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Roger M. Kelley

May 1, 1949 - February 28, 2017

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Roger M. Kelley, age 67, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 with his family at his side. Born on May 1, 1949 to wonderful parents, Maxine and William Kelley with one sister, Beverly Spence. On August 1, 1970, Roger married the love of his life, Judy Delores Lee. As written by Roger, he "had a full life of events and...
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Susie Elizabeth (Liz) Ware

February 23, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Susie Elizabeth Ware (Liz), age 82, of San Antonio passed away on, February 28, 2017 at Brookdale Medical Center Whitby. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Britton M. Ware, Jr., parents, Anne Tyner and James Cleveland, Sr., and brother, James Cleveland, Jr. Liz is survived by her children: daughter, Chris Steubing and husband Sidney of Dunlay, Texas, son, Britton Ware III and wife...
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Shirley M. Van der Veer

June 15, 1924 - February 27, 2017

Shirley M. Van der Veer, age 92, passed away February 27, 2017, in Bay City, Texas, after a short illness. She was born June 15, 1924, in Shreveport, Louisiana to Forrest and Shirley Miller. During WWII, she became a secretary for the War department and worked for Admiral Nimitz during those war years. She met and married former Naval Lt. William (Van)Van der Veer on 27Nov1946 in Austin,...
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Margaret Ann Day Marshall

April 7, 1933 - February 27, 2017

Margaret Ann Day Marshall was born on the upstairs screened porch of the J. M. Day Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas on 7 April 1933. After high school, she received a Bachelor's Degree from Southern Methodist University in 1954 and a Master's Degree from Sam Houston State University in 1956 where she taught after graduation. During her youth, she enjoyed six years as a camper at Camp...
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Tommy Dillard., Jr., USAF (Ret.)

October 7, 1952 - February 26, 2017

Colonel Tommy Dillard, Jr., USAF (Ret.) was born October 7, 1952 in Vicksburg, MS and graduated from Rosa A. Temple High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1974 from Mississippi Valley State University. He entered the Air Force in November 1974 through the Reserve Officers Training Corps and entered active duty in December 1974. He earned his Master of Science degree in Criminal...
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Eileen Trautmann

August 25, 1952 - February 26, 2017

Eileen Trautmann, age 64, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born to Robert William Trautmann and Veronica Farrell Trautmann. At a young age she and her family moved to Laredo, Texas where her father built a farming business. She attended St. Mary's Hall Boarding School in San Antonio and eventually moved to San Antonio permanently in 1995. She always...
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Martha M. Peak

July 15, 1928 - February 26, 2017

Martha M. Peak, 88, of San Antonio, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at her home. She was born July 15, 1928, in Towanda, IL to Jacob and Margaret (Arndt) Liska. She married Gary R. Peak on October 28, 1949 in Normal, IL. Surviving are her husband, Gary, of San Antonio; daughter, Margaret (Roger) Jodts of Normal, IL; son, Daniel (Iris) Peak of San Antonio; son, Stanley Peak of Uvalde;...
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Eugenia Millikan Winget

June 8, 1926 - February 25, 2017

Eugenia Millikan Winget slipped peacefully into the next room on the evening of February 25, 2017, to finally be with her mom. She had been telling me for weeks that her mom (my grandmother) had been sitting and talking to her, had gone into the next room right before I walked in, and would be back soon. Seven years of Alzheimer-induced stories had made me a skeptic, but she was so content and...
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