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Nicholas "Nick" Monda

June 29, 1947 - October 19, 2017

Nicholas Monda, 70, of Brooklyn, New York passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 surrounded by his children and friends who loved him. He was born on June 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York and was the companion of Ana Bersabeth Laugier until her death. Nick grew up in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and attended Boys High School on Marcy Avenue. Nick moved to San Antonio,...
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Eloisa G Roque

January 5, 1930 - October 19, 2017

Eloisa G. Roque, age 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 19, 2017. She was born in Kenedy, TX to parents, Miguel and Josefina (Reyes) Gonzales. Eloisa and her beloved husband, Pete, were married 61 years. Eloisa was a wonderful wife, mother and sister. She was a faithful member of the Templo Bethel Church for 60 years. She was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Huard Hargis Eldridge

September 22, 1934 - October 18, 2017

Huard was born on September 22, 1934 IN San Antonio, Texas to Bernice Hargis Eldridge and Arthur Mosley Eldridge. After a hard-fought battle with Parkinson's disease, he died on October 18, 2017. Huard graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1952, where he was a member of the Mighty Mules football team. In 1958 he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Business...
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Joseph Anthony Florio

February 10, 1941 - October 18, 2017

Joseph Anthony Florio passed away on October 18, 2017 at the age of 76 years. The late Mr. Florio was a practicing attorney for more than 52-years and a member of both the State of Texas and the Rhode Island State bar. He served the American public for 28-years as an Assistant United States Attorney, and in that capacity for some 21 years in San Antonio with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the...
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Marilyn Don Valouche

October 24, 1933 - October 18, 2017

Marilyn Don Valouche, 83, passed away on October 18, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born on October 24, 1933 in Estancia, New Mexico to Carl and Helen Groat. Marilyn was a Manager for 30 years in Real Estate and was involved with the Women's Council of Realtors and even served as President. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents and loving...
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Peggy Wolff Lewis

October 27, 1932 - October 18, 2017

Peggy Wolff Lewis, 84, of San Antonio, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on October 18, 2017 surrounded by family who loved her. She was born on October 27, 1932 to Marie Tillett and Charles Wolff. Peggy attended Alamo Heights schools and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1954. She met the love of her life, Jack Lewis, Jr., at age 14. They have been in love for 70...
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Gilbert R. Cruz, Ph.D.

December 6, 1929 - October 17, 2017

Gilbert R. Cruz, born in San Antonio, Texas, departed to be with the Lord at the age of 87. He was the loving husband of Patricia and dedicated father to his two sons, Andres Antonio, and his wife Abby, and Miguel Luis. He now joins his parents, Gilbert and Lottie Cruz, in eternal rest. He attended Central Catholic High School followed by Assumption Seminary and served the Archdiocese of...
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Eduardo Morante

February 23, 1943 - October 16, 2017

Eduardo Morante, age 74, passed away on October 16, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Eduardo Morante was born in Premont, Texas on February 23, 1943 to Jose Angel Morante and Simona Montalvo Morante. Eduardo was a carpenter in his early life and was a truck driver for Roadway Freight Lines for 30 before retiring. A member of the Teamsters Union. Eduardo was preceded in death by, his father, Jose...
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Herminia L. Rodriguez

October 8, 1924 - October 16, 2017

Beloved mother, Herminia L. Rodriguez, age 93, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017. Herminia was a devout Methodist who conveyed grace and believed in the Lord to guide her throughout her day. She was secretary to the Kelly AFB Base Commander for many years. Having had so many family members serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, she became a teacher in citizenship classes, helping immigrants...
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Alyssa Martinez

December 22, 1983 - October 15, 2017

Alyssa Martinez, age 33, passed away on October 15, 2017 in her home surrounded by her closest family. She was born on December 22, 1983, in San Antonio, TX, to Rogelio and Yolanda Martinez. Alyssa grew up in a home filled with love from her two older sisters and two very loving parents. She was a very special soul who has always marched to the beat of her own drum living life to the fullest...
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Geraldine Josephine Stevens

June 30, 1926 - October 14, 2017

Geraldine Josephine Stevens age 91, of San Antonio, died Saturday, October 14, 2017. She was married for 21 years to Morris Stevens until his death in 1973. She was an alumnus of Trinity University with a BA in Accounting. After raising her family, she taught at Business schools and adult education classes, and later was co-director of a business school in Houston. Geraldine liked...
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Jimmie Rodriguez

May 1, 1929 - October 14, 2017

Mr. Jimmie Rodriguez went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 14, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother Mercedes Zamora and father Aurelio Rodriguez; brother Alfonso Rodriguez; sisters Theresa Martinez and Mary Louise Guardiola and is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Leonor; a sister Ruth Salinas and his children: Marie Sanchez (Rogelio), Martha Gallegos (Roland), Jimmie...
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Ann Z. Norton

July 14, 1929 - October 14, 2017

Ann Z. Norton, 88, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in San Antonio. Born in Austin, TX on July 14, 1929 to Charles and Martha Ann Zivley, Ann was a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. She studied art and got her degree in Education. While in her first teaching position in 1952 she met and married the love of her life, Stewart (Norty) Norton. She was a very active art...
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John W. Ryan

November 30, 1923 - October 13, 2017

Lt. Commander John W. Ryan, an active resident at The Forum Retirement Community, suddenly became ill and passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 13, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Dallas, Texas to Rose White and Ben J. Ryan on November 30, 1923. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1942, he enlisted into the United States Navy. He served two terms...
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Maria Isabel Lara

October 19, 1949 - October 13, 2017

Maria Isabel Lara, age 67, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 13, 2017. She was born in San Antonio, TX to parents Jose D. and Margarita (Macias) Solis. Maria was a graduate of Brackenridge High School and was very active with the Reunion Committee and the TR Rough Riders Band. She had a wonderful eye for color and movement and loved to create floral pieces and other items...
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Spencer Andrews Rowland

January 9, 1928 - October 13, 2017

Dr. Rowland passed away peacefully on Friday October 13, 2017. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, colleagues and patients. Dr. Rowland was born on January 9, 1928 in Del Norte, Colorado to Dr. and Mrs. Cornelius Terhune Rowland, he attended Alamo Heights High School and TMI, The Texas Military Institute. He played football and was a member of the rifle team and earned his pilot...
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Ellison Leigh Lindsey

January 19, 1998 - October 13, 2017

Memorial Service Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:00 am Shearer Hill Baptist Church
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Alicia Aguilar Garcia

June 30, 1931 - October 12, 2017

Alicia Aguilar Garcia, age 86, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on June 30, 1931 in Marathon, Texas, to parents, Facundo Aguilar and Elijia Riojas Aguilar. She was preceded in death by her, parents; brother, Frank Aguilar; son, Gualberto "Guale" Garcia. Alicia is survived by her husband, Alberto U. Garcia; daughters, Sylvia Cobos, Irene C. Primera...
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Phyllis Louise Albeck

December 11, 1933 - October 11, 2017

Phyllis Louise Albeck went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Phyllis was born in Pontiac, IL to the late George and Hettie Mann. She graduated from Pontiac High School in 1951 and married her devoted husband of 64 years, Stan Albeck, two years later. After a stint at Fort Ord Army Base in Monterey, California, the couple moved to Peoria, IL., so that Stan could obtain his...
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Mary Ginger Holliday

April 1, 1947 - October 11, 2017

Ginger was a very kind person and liked everyone. She loved raising her daughters and visiting with her grandkids and friends. She was passionate about the natural sciences, an avid reader, a member of several clubs, and a talented artist. She and her husband were soul mates, married for 45 years. Ginger and Bill met in college, where they were both studying geology at West Texas State. They...
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Sally Raczka Anes

April 26, 1951 - October 11, 2017

Sally Raczka Anes passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, after a long, brave fight with gastrointestinal cancer. She died peacefully in her home surrounded by family, pets and a lot of love. Sally was born on April 26, 1951, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Emil and Aline Raczka. She graduated from Adams High School and Williams College. She is reunited in heaven with her parents, Emil...
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Geraldine C. Ledenham

September 25, 1927 - October 10, 2017

Geraldine C. Ledenham, 90, passed away on October 10, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Waco, Texas on September 25, 1927 to Melville and Grace Lee Curlin. Geraldine grew up in Waco, Texas and moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1968. She met her husband, Roy Ledenham at a conference at Baylor University and they were married for 63 years. In 1982 they opened Villita Stained Glass on the...
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Albert Thomas

February 9, 1930 - October 10, 2017

Albert Leslie Thomas died on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 87 years. He was born to Ernest Thomas and Marie Newman in San Antonio, Texas. He served in the Korean War in the 724th Railroad Battalion. He retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after 46 years of service. He was one of fourteen children. He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers and four sisters. His...
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Aida G. Gomez

January 11, 1923 - October 10, 2017

Aida G. Gomez, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Spring Branch, Texas. She was born on January 11, 1923 in Sabinas Hidalgo Nuevo León Mexico to Narciso and Guadalupe Gonzalez. Aida was a teacher in Mexico before meeting and marrying her husband of over 50 years, Leo G Gomez. In 1946 they moved to Saginaw, Michigan where they began their family. In 1959 the Gomez family...
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Isabel Russell

June 6, 1937 - October 9, 2017

Isabel Russell, 80, passed away on October 9, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Mesa, Arizona on June 6, 1937, to Jesus and Margarita Gutierrez Quihuiz. Raised in Arizona with six brothers and sisters, Isabel received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph Hospital in Phoenix. Isabel was always willing to help friends and family when her nursing skills were needed. ...
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Delpha Dean Fox

August 31, 1915 - October 9, 2017

Delpha "Tookie" Fox, age 102, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born in Royce City, TX to parents Charles and Mary Tate (Dehoney) Fitzpatrick. Delpha lived in Royce City until the age of 3, her family then moving to Fort Worth, TX. She stayed in Fort Worth until she met her husband on a blind date. After they married, the travels began. As a family, they moved...
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Ruth Perry

November 27, 1924 - October 8, 2017

Ruth Helen Mueller Perry, 92, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Ruth was born on November 27, 1924 in Asheville, North Carolina, to Harry and Grace Mueller. The family soon moved to Huntington, West Virginia, where Harry accepted a job as the head of the music department at Marshall College. Ruth graduated from Marshall...
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LeRoy Creighton Hicks

December 14, 1929 - October 8, 2017

LeRoy Creighton Hicks, 87, of Rockport, TX passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family on October 8, 2017 after a courageous battle with Melanoma cancer. Roy was born December 14, 1929 in Los Angeles, California to Robert and Laura Hicks. He graduated from Midland School in Los Olivos, CA. He met his wife, Cathy, and they attended USC together for two years. He served in the...
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Raymond "Paw-Paw" George

November 15, 1929 - October 8, 2017

Raymond "PawPaw" Lee George, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 8, 2017. He was 87 years old. Raymond was born to Robert and Ruby George of Levelland, Texas on November 15, 1929. The George family left Levelland, Texas four strong with younger brother, Melton George, and eventually found themselves in San Antonio, Texas. Raymond attended and graduated from South San High School. He...
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R. H. "Corky" Carnahan, Jr

August 12, 1942 - October 8, 2017

Dr. R. H. "Corky" Carnahan, Jr. August 12, 1942 – October 8, 2017 In the general confession of the Episcopal Church, parishioners ask forgiveness for the things they have done, as well as those they have left undone. Dr. R.H. "Corky" Carnahan, Jr. was absolved by his Lord for that which he had done, though before his death, he felt there were things he had left undone. Spending more time...
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Roger Jesse Hernandez

September 9, 1944 - October 7, 2017

Roger J. Hernandez, 73, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on October 7, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on September 9, 1944 in San Antonio to Louis G. and Blanche Cantu Hernandez. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy, completing two tours in Vietnam. He joined the track and field team where he developed a deep passion for running. Along his journey,...
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Irma Rodriguez

September 18, 1938 - October 6, 2017

On Friday, October 6th we lost the heart of our family, Irma M. Rodriguez. At 79 years young she lived the life she had always dreamt about. Coming from a humble beginning she worked her way up through college and earned her Bachelor Degree from Incarnate Word College. She embarked on her teaching career one that lasted for over 30 years. In 1965 she married the man of her dreams, Antonio...
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Paul David Aschbacher, Sr.

August 9, 1930 - October 6, 2017

Paul David Aschbacher Sr., passed away on October 6, 2017, at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his sweet bride of 60 years, Joanie McIntyre Aschbacher; parents, Eugene and Minnie Woitaske Aschbacher; brothers Eugene Jr., George, Carl and sister Frances Lewis. He is survived by his three children: Becky (Aschbacher) and her husband John Wells; his sons, Paul D. Aschbacher Jr. and his...
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Donald R. Philbin

July 11, 1937 - October 6, 2017

Donald R. Philbin, loving husband, father, grandfather, and son passed away on October 6, 2017. Don was born on July 11, 1937, to Floyd and Challie Philbin in Lubbock, Texas. As a boy / young man, Don traveled from Texas to Canada cutting wheat in the summer and playing basketball in the fall. Don graduated from Granite High School in Granite, Oklahoma in 1956; Oklahoma State University...
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July 9, 1932 - October 6, 2017

Charles Josiah Duffy, age 85, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. He was born July 9, 1932 in Havre de Grace, Maryland to the late Paul Brent and Mary Virginia "Gibson" Duffy. Charles retired after proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force for 28 years. After his military career, he was the Director of Institute of Electronic Science at Texas A&M University System for 13...
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Angie Guajardo

October 2, 1932 - October 6, 2017

Angie Guajardo went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 6, 2017 at age of 85. Angie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a devout Catholic and loved the Lord. Angie was a dedicated and strong-willed woman. Music and dancing were just some of her life's joys. Angie's family and friends love to stop by to visit and most of all to enjoy her "cooking" …it was the best! She...
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Lina E. Rocha

April 19, 1951 - October 6, 2017

Lina E. Rocha, age 66, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017, in San Antonio, TX, surrounded by her family. Lina will be lovingly remembered as outgoing, fun loving, and totally dedicated to her family. Lina was preceded in death by her parents, Rudy & Adela Estrada; and brother, Rosendo Estrada. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Samuel Rocha Jr. She treasured Sam's recent retirement and...
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Eliazar Aquie Falcon

May 6, 1953 - October 6, 2017

Eliazar "Aquie" Falcon, age 64, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born on May 6, 1953 to Raul and Antonia Falcon. Eliazar loved classic cars, oldies and was proud to have been in the U.S. Army. He was a positive influence and made an impact on the lives of everyone he met. A Christian, he had a deep and strong faith. Eliazar lived his life this way and very humble. He...
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Arturo Silva

August 26, 1961 - October 6, 2017

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Arturo Silva, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the age of 56. Born in San Antonio to parents, Ramon and Blanca Ramirez Silva, he was always happy to make San Antonio his residence to raise his family. Arturo had a passion for fishing and divided his free time between family and the coast. One could say, there was no better...
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June Rosetta Wells

June 6, 1927 - October 6, 2017

June Rosetta Wells was welcomed by her Lord Jesus into her eternal home on October 6, 2017. June's earthly journey began on June 6, 1927 in Rodney, Iowa with her parents, Einar & Myrle Jensen. The military brought June & her husband, Morris Edward Wells, to San Antonio. She was a faithful member of Concordia Lutheran Church for almost 40 years. June was preceded in death by her...
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Christa M. Weber

March 31, 1941 - October 5, 2017

Christa M. Weber, 76, passed away on Thursday, October 5, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Berlin, Germany on March 31, 1941 to Heinz Liesegang and Margaret Liesegang. She was preceded in death by her parents Heinz Liesegang and Margaret Liesegang; former spouse Leo Guerrero. Christa is survived by her sister Dorothy Whitaker; son John Portillo (Irene); daughter, Annette York (Todd); son...
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Maria Magdalena Mascorro

May 2, 1919 - October 5, 2017

Maria Magdalena Mascorro, age 98, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. ROSARY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 7:00 P.M. PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL Deacon Frank Martinez will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date.
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John "Cliff" Aultman

February 23, 1956 - October 5, 2017

John "Cliff" Aultman. Age 61, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. Cliff was a dedicated family man who loved being with family and friends. Golf and riding his motorcycle were his passion; he was a founding member of the Iron Pigs motorcycle group. He loved old classic cars and had several during his life. Cliff was a fireman with the S.A.F.D. for 31 years. His abilities, loyalty, and...
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Mary Rubio Gutierrez

April 9, 1935 - October 5, 2017

Mary Rubio Gutierrez, age 82, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017, in San Antonio, TX. She was born on April 9, 1935, in Martindale, TX to Julio Rubio and Catalina Espinoza. Mary was a loving and nurturing mother of three, as well as a devoted grandmother of three, all of whom brought amazing joy to her life. She played an active role in her children's education and activities. She was...
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Dr. Robert Douglas Thiltgen

July 4, 1938 - October 5, 2017

Dr. Robert Douglas Thiltgen, age 79, beloved husband, father, friend and physician passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 5 at the N.E. Baptist hospital ICU. Born in Bellville, Texas on July 4, 1938, he grew to independence in El Campo, Texas, where his adventurous spirit and fascination with electronics led him to become a ham radio operator, Eagle Scout, and obtain a truck driver's...
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Ann "Nancy" Kleinhans

September 30, 1928 - October 4, 2017

Ann "Nancy" Kleinhans, age 89, passed away to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on September 30, 1928 in Drexel, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Alice Crist. Nancy met the love of her life, Edgar R. Kleinhans and was married for over 60 years. She loved being outdoors, she was an accomplished sailor, liked to ride bikes, hike and camp. Her...
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Nicanora E. Noin

April 15, 1931 - October 4, 2017

Our beloved mother, Nicanora E. Noin was born and raised in Losoya, TX. She later moved to San Antonio where she began a family. She was a great mother who nurtured her five children, raising them up with her love and care. She loved to be around her family and friends, enjoying dancing and listening to music. She would always look forward to the holidays, where she would gather with everyone...
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Victor S. Villarreal

March 2, 1925 - October 4, 2017

Victor S. Villarreal, age 92, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born March 2, 1925 in San Antonio to Victor and Angelmira Villarreal. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tommie T. Villarreal and his parents. Victor is survived by his son, Victor Villarreal III (Lien); daughters: Kathleen Villarreal Jiminez, Carol Zuniga (Norbert), Karen Mitchell ...
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Ofelia E. Coronado

October 27, 1928 - October 3, 2017

Ofelia E. Coronado of San Antonio, was called to heaven Tuesday, October 3, 2017 two weeks shy of her 89th birthday after several weeks of devoted compassionate care from the doctors and nursing staff of ICU 2 South at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. A loving wife, she waited for her childhood sweetheart and future husband Elias to return home after his service in the Pacific Theater...
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Carol Deane Kalteyer Merritt

December 10, 1943 - October 3, 2017

Carol Deane Kalteyer Merritt passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 3, 2017. Born December 10, 1943 Carol was proud to be a sixth-generation Texan with deep family roots throughout central Texas. Her father, Walter Kalteyer, served as a naval officer in the Pacific in WWII before establishing a successful career as a petroleum engineer. After a number years moving from one...
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Clara Lamm

April 12, 1932 - October 3, 2017

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Clara Belle Lamm, age 85, joined her Lord. She was born April 12, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas to Hilda Mary Stautzenberger and Edwin Oscar Lamm. She was preceded in death by her father, Edwin O. Lamm; mother, Hilda S. Lamm; brother, Gerald A. Lamm; and sister, Bernice Bertha Lamm. She is survived by siblings LeRoy Wilfred Lamm, Denis Edwin Lamm and Earl David Lamm,...
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James W. Johnson, Jr.

July 30, 1924 - October 3, 2017

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at the age of 93. Surrounded by his wife and children, he completed his journey that began July 30, 1924 in Albany, Georgia as the son of James and Estine Johnson. Early on Jim felt the call of service that became the hallmark of his life. In time he became a B-17 Aircraft...
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Marian Funk

October 26, 1934 - October 3, 2017

Marian Elizabeth Truax Funk, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Bulverde, Texas. She was born on October 26, 1934 in San Antonio and attended Ben Franklin Grade School, Thomas Edison High School and Bethany College. Earlier in life she worked at Rice University and later owned Marco Pet Supply in Bulverde, Texas. She was a longtime member of Bethel Methodist Church of The Hill...
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Theodore "Ted" Popp, Sr.

November 30, 1938 - October 3, 2017

Ted Popp, Sr., age 78, of San Antonio, TX, passed away surrounded by family on October 3, 2017. He was born in Bennettsville, IN on November 30, 1938. Ted is survived by his wife, Donna Popp; daughter, Leane Morgan and husband Howard; daughter, Donna Lynn Whalen and husband Mike; daughter-in-law, Connie Popp; grandchildren, Sara Murphy, Tres Popp, Stephanie Bonham, and Craig Bielke. Ted is...
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Damaso Ornelas Carbellido

October 10, 1948 - October 3, 2017

It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of our loving father, grandfather and husband, Damaso Ornelas Carbellido. Damaso passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the age of 68 in San Antonio, where he spent the majority of his life. He was born to Damaso and Armida Ornelas Carbellido on October 10, 1948. Damaso developed his skill in cabinetry at a young age and...
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Manuel "Manny" Sandoval Casillas

October 2, 2017

Manuel "Manny" Sandoval Casillas, of San Antonio, TX, passed away on October 2, 2017, surrounded by his immediate family. He was born in Chula Vista, California on January 27, 1970. Manny is survived by parents Charles & Jessie Casillas, his sister, Charlene Sandoval Casillas, his brother Adrian Sandoval Casillas and his two Nieces/God Daughters Caitlyn Frances Casillas & Alexandria Starr...
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Francisco V. Uriegas

January 29, 1931 - October 2, 2017

Francisco (Frank) V. Uriegas, age 86, was called home to be with the Lord and died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 02, 2017. He was a devoted, dedicated, and loyal husband, dad, grandpa, and friend. Frank was born in Thelma, TX to parents Jose Angel and Tomasa (Villarreal) Uriegas. At the age of 18, Frank went to work at Kelly Air Force Base. At the age of 22, Frank was drafted into...
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James N. Collins

October 23, 1923 - October 2, 2017

James N. Collins, age 93, passed away peacefully at his home in San Antonio, Texas on October 2, 2017. He was born on October 23, 1923 in Corsicana, Texas, to James I. and Inez L. Collins. He had a great love and passion for everyone who came into his life. He adopted and welcomed anyone into his family and home. Farming and flying, always working hard, he served his country, family and...
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Dudley Martin Hair

July 17, 1935 - October 2, 2017

Dudley Martin Hair, died peacefully in his sleep after a brief illness on Monday, October 2, 2017 in San Antonio, TX, age 82. He was born on July 17, 1935 to Marion and Annie Rose Hair, and was a lifelong San Antonio resident. The Hair family's roots run deep in San Antonio, as his ancestors donated land that the Mission Espada was built on. Dudley graduated from Central Catholic High School,...
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Kenneth Dale Harmon

November 6, 1924 - October 2, 2017

Loving husband, father, brother and friend, Kenneth Dale Harmon, age 92, peacefully passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017. He was born November 6, 1924 near Goshen, Ohio to wonderful parents, Raymond and Emma Harmon. In 1942, Kenneth graduated from Midvale High School and proudly served his country for four years in the US Army during WWII in the Army Medical Corps. He was one of several...
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Christopher M. Benamati

December 12, 1969 - October 1, 2017

Chris "Nitro" Benamati, age 47, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Chris was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania to parents David and Sharon (Ackerson) Benamati. Appling to the Army as a reservist during his junior year in high school, Chris began serving immediately after his graduation from Purchase Line High School in 1988. He proudly served as a Combat Engineer in Desert Shield and Desert...
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Richard LeRoy Capps

October 18, 1953 - October 1, 2017

Richard LeRoy Capps passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on October 18, 1953 in Houston, Texas to Emily Tyson Capps and Ethan LeRoy Capps and was preceded in death by his parents. Richard is survived by his son Garrett Tyson Capps and his girlfriend, Marla Segura; his former spouse of 23 years, Sheri Dorsett Capps; his sister, Nancy Capps Forester and...
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Margaret Elizondo Pena

November 8, 1924 - October 1, 2017

Margaret Elizondo Peña passed away on October 1, 2017 in San Antonio at the age of 92 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ignacio P. Elizondo and Adelina Stoltz Elizondo as well as sisters, Aurora Elizondo Gonzales and Alicia Elizondo Garza of Monterrey; brothers, Gilbert Elizondo and Mario "Mott" Elizondo. She is survived by her husband of 68 years Daniel S. Peña; sons, Daniel S....
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Donald H. Bender

December 24, 1929 - September 30, 2017

Donald Hearne Bender passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the age of 87. He was a lifelong resident of San Antonio, served in the Air Force during the Korean War, and earned his three degrees from St. Mary's University and Trinity University. In 1994, after a forty-year career, he retired from Government Personnel Mutual Life Insurance Co. as a Senior Vice President, Information...
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Nordale Earl "Dale" Savage

September 2, 1949 - September 30, 2017

Nordale Earl "Dale" Savage September 2, 1949-September 30, 2017 Dale Savage, 68, of San Antonio passed away of natural causes on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at a San Antonio Hospital. He was born to Justina and Robert "Doc" Savage in Sacramento, California on September 2, 1949. He graduated from Oliver Wendell Holmes High School in May of 1967 where he was active with the school annual and...
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Estelle Callins Bournias

March 24, 1925 - September 30, 2017

Estelle Callins Bournias, born March 24, 1925, peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Sophia Vasilakos Callins, and her beloved husband, Peter Nicholas Bournias. A native San Antonian, Estelle graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1942 and was a proud member of the Lassos. She was a faithful...
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Margaret Janice McBride

June 8, 1945 - September 30, 2017

Margaret McBride passed away September 30, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born to Marion and Joseph McBride, in Laredo, Texas on June 8, 1945. She spent her growing years in Laredo and moved with her son, Aric Tanner McBride, to Augusta, Georgia in 1985. Following an illness, she returned to San Antonio in 2006. She is preceded in death by her parents, nephew Ford Yeary, and her brother,...
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Carmen Moore Adams

October 18, 1916 - September 29, 2017

On Friday, September 29th, 2017 Carmen Moore Adams joined the choir in Heaven with her singing and her guitar playing. Born in Phoenix, AZ on October 18, 1916, the granddaughter of General Pedro Ortiz and Eulalia Lugo of Durango, Mexico and Alexander Campbell Moore and Mary Elizabeth Barnes of Odem, TX, lived a long and healthy life. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carmen Lugo; father...
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Alicia Sandoval Moran

October 21, 1925 - September 28, 2017

Alicia Sandoval Moran, age 91, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Alicia was born in Laredo, Texas on October 21, 1925 to Filiberto and Elvira (Linares) Sandoval. Alicia graduated from Laredo Martin High School. Soon after she married Oscar Moran in Laredo, prior to his deployment in World War II. While Oscar was deployed, she moved with her parents and siblings to...
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Janine Burgess Russell Seay

May 26, 1951 - September 28, 2017

Janine went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the age of 66 years. She was born in Bremen, Germany on May 26, 1951. She was adopted at the age of 2 years and her new family gave her a life of traveling and seeing the world due to her father's occupation in the oil industry. Her education was gathered from many places around the world; however, she proudly graduated...
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Jose M. Perez

September 3, 1943 - September 28, 2017

Jose M. Perez, age 74, passed away on September 28th, 2017. He was born to Reynaldo Perez and Inez T. Perez on September 3rd, 1943 in Uvalde, TX. At the age of 8, he and his family moved to San Antonio. Jose honorably served his country in the U. S. Navy from 1963 to 1967 and served 3 tours in Vietnam. He worked for the Texas Employment Commission for 30 years until he retired. He was a 32nd...
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Edna Moerman

September 15, 1921 - September 28, 2017

Edna Moerman, age 96, passed away September 28, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Earl and Rosalie Odom. After moving to San Antonio, she joined Woodland Baptist Church where being a social person, she made many friends and was known for her caring hugs. She volunteered at the church making flower arrangements and delivering them to church members to brighten their...
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David Arlen Smithhart

August 11, 1964 - September 28, 2017

Major David Arlen Smithhart, 53, USAF (retired), loving husband, father, and dedicated scout leader, passed away in San Antonio on Thursday, September 28, 2017. David Smithhart was born in Norfolk, VA, on August 11, 1964, to Richard and Elizabeth Smithhart. He received his BS in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, Squadron 16. Upon...
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Robert L. "Bobby" Hernandez

April 1, 1937 - September 28, 2017

Robert L. "Bobby" Hernandez, Sr. was born in San Antonio, TX April 1, 1937 and was called by The Lord to the big ball diamond in Heaven on September 28, 2017. Bobby graduated from Edgewood High School in 1956, where he lettered in football (2 years), baseball (1 year), track (2 years), band (4 years), and choir (3 years). Bobby started working at Kelly Air Force Base on June 4, 1956...
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Arnold Kenneth Clark

February 26, 1929 - September 27, 2017

My dear husband, Arnold, was a loving husband to me, and loving to his children and grandchildren. He was respectable and kind, and was diplomatic in caring for many other people. Arnold graduated from the Navy in 1946, and he graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in agriculture. Later, He was sent to Thailand by the State Department to help people learn ways to have clean...
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R. Glen Ayers, Jr.

December 15, 1947 - September 27, 2017

Judge R. Glen Ayers, Jr., "a force of nature in a bow tie", passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Horry County, South Carolina on December 15, 1947. Glen graduated from Clemson University in 1969, received a Master's degree from the University of North Carolina in 1971, served in the U.S. Army from 1971-72 and graduated summa cum laude...
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Hazel W. Garwood

November 13, 1919 - September 27, 2017

Hazel Wilson Garwood went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at her home in San Antonio, TX at the age of 97. Born on November 13, 1919, she was known by various names to family and friends: Hazel, Mom, Lady G, Aunt Hazel, Grandma, Momo, and Grandma the Great. The youngest of five kids, she grew up in Temple, Texas. She would refer to her younger self as a 'Tomboy.' No...
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Irene Reynolds Johnson

May 12, 1938 - September 25, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Irene Reynolds Johnson, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, on September 25, 2017. Irene was born in Steubenville, Ohio. Early in her life, she taught elementary school and travelled the world as a diplomatic spouse. She made her home in Northern Virginia where she devoted herself to raising a family and her career as an educator....
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Maurice Cecil Retzloff

July 30, 1948 - September 25, 2017

After a lifetime of much joy, despite many challenges associated with Cerebral Palsy, Maurice passed peacefully to be with the Lord. He served as a role model and an inspiration for everyone he encountered throughout his life. He is preceded in death by parents Walter and Celia Retzloff, and brothers Walt Retzloff and Stanley Retzloff. He is survived by brother Gerald F. Retzloff (Sally),...
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Angel Garcia del Villar

November 6, 1939 - September 23, 2017

Dr. Angel Garcia Del Villar, age 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born on November 6, 1939 in Mexico City to Jose Angel Garcia Chávez and Lucia Villar de Garcia. He received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in 1965. He completed his Pediatric Residency at The University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio,...
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Edward Lee Bargfrede

May 5, 1941 - September 23, 2017

Edward Lee Bargfrede, 76, passed away Saturday, September 23rd in San Antonio, Texas. Born in La Vernia, Texas, he was the son of Walter and Leona Bargfrede. He attended Texas Lutheran College, and was employed by D & D Farm and Ranch, Koepp Chevrolet and APPCO for 37 years as a Foreman and after retirement managed the Diamond D Ranch. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church for over 30...
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Dorothy N. Hillje

July 26, 1937 - September 23, 2017

Dorothy N. Hillje, age 80, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Boerne, Texas. She was born on July 26, 1937 in Kerrville, Texas to James W. King and Dorothy Smith. Dorothy graduated from Jefferson High School in 1955. She then attended Trinity University where she graduated with honors and became a Registered Nurse. She practiced for over 40 years. Dorothy married her high school...
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James "David" Giles

September 23, 1934 - September 23, 2017

James "David" Giles went to be with the Lord on his 83rd birthday, September 23, 2017. His is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara (Freeman); daughter, Lisa (Jim) Banner; son, Michael (Cindy) Giles; son, David Melichar; grandchildren, Mitchell Giles Floyd, Alexandra (Brian) Jones, Audrey (Jared) Dalton, Jason Giles, Melissa Giles, Brett Giles; step grandson, Tony Rodriguez; sister-in...
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Maria Del Carmen Aranda

September 9, 1940 - September 23, 2017

Maria Del Carmen Aranda, age 77, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in San Antonio. The following is Ms. Aranda's life through her words: I was born in San Antonio on September 9, 1940 to Salvador and Minerva M. Aranda. My siblings were Daniel Williams, Salvador Aranda, Jr., and Lupita Aranda. They blessed me with ten nieces and six nephews, as well as other relatives in Mexico,...
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Sherra Marie McClelland

April 14, 1965 - September 23, 2017

Sherra Marie McClelland, 52, passed away on September 23, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Sherra taught kindergarten for over 30 years at ECDC and NEISD. Lifetime member of San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, volunteering in the Horse Show Hospitality area. Sherra loved laughing and lived to enjoy her time spent with family. She was preceded in death by, father, Jimmie Orlin Hester. Sherra is survived...
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Felton Walter Stallings

April 27, 1955 - September 23, 2017

Felton Walter Stallings, 62, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born in Ocala, FL on April 27, 1955 to Byron and Betty Stallings. Felton was a true patriot who loved his country and served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1973. After many years of traveling in the U.S., he settled in San Antonio in 1987. He was an avid sportsman with a passion for fishing. He...
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Katherine Grace Riggs

January 20, 1925 - September 22, 2017

The Reverend Katherine Grace Riggs, 92, died peacefully at her home on September 22, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband Richard with whom she shared 60 years of marriage and by her son John and daughter-in-law Barbara Riggs. Born in Oak Park, IL on January 20, 1925, the only child of Frances and John Grace, she graduated from Vassar College and in 1947 married Dick Riggs after they...
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Joan Ellen Kennedy Clapp

May 22, 1932 - September 22, 2017

Joan Ellen Kennedy Clapp passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. She was 85. Joan was born in New Haven. Connecticut on May 22, 1932. She was the only child of William Richard Kennedy and Helen Gertrude O'Neill Kennedy. She grew up in New Haven and graduated from St. Mary's High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Radcliffe College, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. She...
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Samuel Drake Dean Shook

September 22, 2017 - September 22, 2017

Our precious Samuel "Sammy" Drake Dean Shook was born on Friday, September 22, 2017 in San Antonio Texas. Sammy passed away in the loving arms of his parents shortly after he was born from complications due to Potter's Syndrome. Sammy brought us so much love and joy in the short time he was with us. Sammy is survived by his parents, Kimberly M. Schedlbauer and Christopher M. Shook of San Antonio;...
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Robert John Elkey

November 12, 1946 - September 22, 2017

Robert John Elkey passed away unexpectedly on Sept 22, 2017. Bob was born in Rutland, Vermont on November 12, 1946. Bob spent his formative years moving constantly with his military family having attended 17 schools prior to graduation. Bob prospered in his own military career of 24 years. Bob served in Vietnam and earned a field promotion to 1LT. After Vietnam, he served as a Drill...
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Charles (Chuck) Leroy Cypert

April 22, 1950 - September 22, 2017

Charles (Chuck) Leroy Cypert, 67, of Luling, TX, went to be with the Lord after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer on September 22, 2017. He was born on April 22, 1950 in Tulsa, OK, the son of the late Willard and Beulah (Hand) Cypert. Charles graduated from Coweta High School in 1968 and from Okmulgee Tech School in 1971. After graduating he served three tours in Vietnam as a Navy Seabees...
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Robert Louis "Louie" Hernandez, Jr.

June 17, 1957 - September 22, 2017

Robert Louis "Louie" Hernandez, Jr. ended his valiant battle with cancer on September 22, 2017. Louie was born on June 17, 1957 to Robert Louis Hernandez, Sr. and Alice Hernandez. Over the coming 21-plus years, Louie would help his parents welcome five younger siblings into the family. Ever the eldest son and the consummate big brother, Louie would help to guide and shape the Hernandez family...
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Joyce Rhine Manaugh

August 13, 1933 - September 21, 2017

Joyce Marie Rhine Manaugh was born August 13, 1933 in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma and passed away in San Antonio, TX on September 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacque Manaugh; her parents Otto and Lola Rhine; her sister Mildred Rhine Spindle; and her brother Keith Rhine. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Wally and Melinda Manaugh of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law...
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Max M. Axelsen

October 22, 1921 - September 21, 2017

Col. Max M. Axelsen, USAF Ret., passed away on September 21, 2017 at his home in San Antonio, Texas, where he had resided since 1979. He was born on October 22, 1921 in Clear Lake, Iowa to Christopher Axelsen of Veddum, Denmark and Dora Meinecke of Iowa. Max met the love of his life, Margaret, at a ballroom dance when he was 18. They married on November 10, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and had...
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Dawn Elizabeth Vaughn

September 23, 1986 - September 21, 2017

Dawn Elizabeth Walchar Vaughn, 30, went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was born September 23, 1986, in Victoria, Texas to Franklin and Claire Walchar. Dawn's early years were spent in Las Vegas, Nevada. The family then moved to San Antonio where she graduated from MacArthur High School. Dawn enjoyed expressing her creative side through art,...
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Helga Drenkhahn Puschak

December 1, 1937 - September 20, 2017

Helga Drenkhahn Puschak, 79, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2017 in San Antonio after a brief illness. She was born December 1, 1937 in Bremerhaven, Germany to Theodor and Hannah (Indorf) Drenkhahn. There she met and married the love of her life William Frederick Puschak, USN,and shortly thereafter moved with him to the United States. Helga was an amazing wife, caring, loving mother...
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Jean Todd Bell

August 24, 1937 - September 20, 2017

Jean Todd Bell, a native of San Antonio, born August 24, 1937, passed away peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the age of 80. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. David Alfred Todd and Helen Julia Beissner Todd; and brother-in-law Lawrence Frase. Jean is survived by two children: Sharon Bell Seal and her husband Stuart,...
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Mary Ann Veltman Tassos

January 2, 1932 - September 19, 2017

Mary Ann Veltman Tassos passed away, on September 19, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Erin Veltman; her husband, Wallace Tassos; brother, James E. Veltman Jr. and aunt, Kathleen Hermes. Mary Ann graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School and attended Our Lady of the Lake College. She went to work with SW Bell...
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Hazel Nelle Astin Buchanan Nelson Spillman

February 10, 1918 - September 19, 2017

Hazel Nelle Astin Buchanan Nelson Spillman was born in San Antonio, Texas on February 10, 1918 at her parents' home on 926 West Woodlawn. On September 19th, 2017 at the age of 99, she passed away peacefully in her sleep. She spent her entire life in San Antonio. Hazel Nelle was the only child of James Newton Astin and Hazel Delmo Adams Astin, both of whom preceded her in death. She was also...
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Patricia Helen Gately

July 28, 1930 - September 18, 2017

Patricia Gately, 87, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by, husband, Earl Gately; parents; Benjamin Ambrose and Irene Cormier; daughter, Trish; sisters; Joan, Carol, Dot and her brother, Skip. Patricia is survived by son; Jerry Kimball (Teresa), Casey Gately (Nancy), Rick Kimball (Sharon) and Mike Kimball (Vickie Ingram); grandchildren;...
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