Our Obituaries

Elizabeth Anne Grady

March 12, 1932 - January 23, 2018

Elizabeth Anne Grady passed away on January 23, 2018 in New Braunfels at the age of 85. She was born on March 12, 1932 in Argyle, Wisconsin to Walter and Anne (Vinger) Giese. She is preceded in death by her husband Daniel J. Grady Jr., parents, brother Charles Giese and daughter Catherine Grady Taylor. She is survived by her daughter Anne and husband William Hancock and son Daniel J. Grady III...
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David Michael Shepard

March 19, 1952 - January 22, 2018

David Michael Shepard (Mike) age 65, born March 19th, 1952 passed away Monday January 22nd, 2018.Son of Burl and Maryann Shepard of Plainview,TX where he grew up and graduated from Plainview High School.He is survived by his Mother, Maryann Shepard of Plainview Texas, his wife Sally Shepard of Universal City, TX, his two daughters, Brandi Mack of Auburn, New York, and Carrie Shepard of Universal...
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Carmen H. Rosas

July 31, 1949 - January 21, 2018

In Memory of Carmen H. RosasCarmen H. Rosas passed away on January 21, 2018 at the age of 68. She was the wife of Jose Ruben Rosas married together for 45 years. She was born in Tampico, MX. and was the daughter of the late Joaquin and Soledad Hernandez. She was a school teacher for 30 years in Weslaco, Harlingen, Brownsville, and North Side San Antonio Independent School District. She was a...
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Emilie Salyer

June 10, 1928 - January 21, 2018

Emilie Richendollar Salyer passed away on January 21, 2018 at the age of 89. She was born on June 10, 1928 in Hanging Rock, Ohio to Emil and Myrtle (Derifield) Richendollar. She is preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 67 years Bill Joe Salyer; brothers Gerald and Orville Richendollar and sister Gayle Pierce-Cole. Emilie is survived by her son Steven (wife Sally) Salyer of Universal...
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Leone Gomez

October 31, 1929 - January 20, 2018

Leone M. Gomez age 88 passed away January 20, 2018. She was born October 31, 1929 in New Braunfels, Texas to Anselmo and Gregoria (Rojas) Mosqueda. She is preceded in death by her parents; Beloved husband Silvestre; son-in-law, Francisco Garza; grandson, Robert Paul Gomez; great grandson, Daniel Garza; brothers, Henry Mosqueda, Tony Mosqueda, Manuel Mosqueda and sister, Josie Arroyo. Survivors...
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John Francis Reid

May 15, 1934 - January 17, 2018

John Francis Reid, Jr. of Live Oak passed away on January 17, 2018 at the age of 83. He was born on May 15, 1934 in Monticello, Iowa to John Francis and Grace Stahlberg Reid. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1952 and attended numerous Air Force Schools. He married Betsy on January 1, 1961 in her home town of Hollis, Maine. John served 24 years in the Air Force as an airplane mechanic,...
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Violet Sablan

August 14, 1936 - January 14, 2018

Mrs. Violet May "Jamie" Sablan (née Schwartz) died on Sunday, the 14th of January in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 81.Violet is survived by her husband of 56 years, CMSgt Juan S. Sablan, USAF, Ret, and their six children: CMSgt Jan (Scott) Wolfe, USAF, Ret, of Colorado Springs, CO; Ms. Sandy (Leslie Kruger) Sablan of Seattle, WA; Mr. Anthony (Susan) Sablan of London, UK; Ms. Karen Sablan of...
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Jean Bordas

June 1, 1934 - January 14, 2018

(Phyllis) Jean Bordas, (née Hamer), died peacefully at her home in Converse, Texas on Sunday, January14, 2018 at the age of 83. Jean is survived by her husband, Raymond Knauer of Converse; children, ScottBordas, Terri Nakamura, Dawna Bunker and Beth Bordas; and brother Edward Hamer ; eightgrandchildren, Justin Nakamura, Christopher Nakamura, Casie Uphoff, Kevin Nakamura, Rachel Bunker,Ashley...
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Catherine Hester Mills

July 18, 1928 - January 11, 2018

Catherine Jo Hester Mills, 89 of Universal City, Texas, beloved wife and mother passed away on January 11, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Athens, Texas and moved to San Antonio when she was 18 and attended Business College. After WWII, she joined the U.S. Civil Service and sailed to Tachikawa Airfield, Japan where she met and married the love of her life, Lt. Col. Charles F. Mills....
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Andrew Kendall Duncan

June 24, 1944 - January 10, 2018

Andrew Kendall Duncan -Born June 24, 1944 in Athens Georgia. Andrew was literally raised in the, military as his father's career in the air force, stationed the family in several bases in the United states. Andrew, ultimately graduated from Cleveland High School, Reseda California in 1962 and he wasted no time beginning his air force career. Andrew's 22+ years in the USAF, included deployments to...
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Jd Jones

September 16, 1933 - January 10, 2018

JD Jones passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. JD was born on September 16, 1933 in Uvalde, Texas, the only child to the late Elton D. and Mary E. Jones. JD graduated from Harlendale High School in the 1950's where he served as the drum major for the high school band. JD, a paving contractor, owned, JD Jones Construction Company and worked in...
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Mary Beth Crawford

June 19, 1962 - January 7, 2018

Mary Beth Crawford, born June 19, 1962, in Jacksonville, IL the daughter of James and Cecelia Crawford passed to her reward on January 7, 2018, in Converse, Texas. Her sister, Patricia Moore, nieces Samantha Moore and Amanda (Moore) Lee, and a few close family friends were with her as she was called to our heavenly Father. Mary attended Franklin Community District #1 schools, graduating from...
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Anita Ruth Pendergrass

August 24, 1927 - January 7, 2018

Anita Pendergrass passed away quietly at the San Antonio Army Residence Community on January 7, 2018. She kept her natural warm smile for everyone until she died. Anita was born August 24, 1927 in Wills Point, Texas the first child of Bryan and Mary Alice Whitfield. As the great depression set in her family moved to Sweetwater, Texas where she graduated high school at 16 years old. She...
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Thomas Michael Belk

January 27, 1953 - January 7, 2018

Thomas Michael Belk January 27, 1953 to January 7, 2018By faith we rejoice in the knowledge that Tom now walks in the light of peace with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Thomas M. Belk, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 64 with his wife by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents Carlton H. Belk & Erna Strobl Belk, and sister Edith Belk Riordan. He is...
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Marshall Harvey Rison

July 28, 1932 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas.
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Robert Mark Scheibler

October 25, 1946 - January 7, 2018

Robert Mark Scheibler, Lt Col, USAF, Ret, entered eternal rest on January 7, 2018 at his home in Windcrest, TX after a long struggle with heart disease. Mark was born on October 25, 1946 in Richmond, IN to the late Robert L. and Celeste (Armstrong) Scheibler. He attended St. Andrews Elementary School, Test Junior High School, and Richmond Senior High School. Soon after graduating from high...
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Barbara Lois Deane Price

May 29, 1935 - January 6, 2018

Barbara Lois Deane passed away on January 6, 2018 in Converse, Texas at the age of 82. She was born on May 29, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York to Henry Hutson and Minerva (Stelle) Deane. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sister Jean A. Hagele (husband Jerry), children David H. Craig (wife Kathy), Lois Elaine Craig, Laura J. Pereyda; grandchildren Deane H. Craig (wife...
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Joyce C. Jordan

December 19, 1940 - January 5, 2018

Joyce Jordan 77 years old passed away January 5th, 2018. She was born 19 December 1940 in Dexter, New Mexico to Peter Franklin and Lou Edith (Lawson) Parker. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, MSgt. (USAF, Ret.) William J. Jordan; two sons, Ronnie F. and James D. Lilly; granddaughter, Toni E. Mickle and five brothers. Joyce is survived by her daughter Debra and Robert Hunter of...
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Mary-Margaret Klara Thornton

September 9, 1953 - January 5, 2018

Mary-Margaret Klara Thornton passed away on January 5, 2018, after a lifelong battle with numerous illnesses. She is preceded in death by her husband, Randall C. Thornton. Mary graduated from Kaiserslautern High School, Germany, in 1971. She worked for the commissary in Izmir, Turkey, in the 1980s, and retired from Civil Service, after years of working for billeting on Randolph AFB. She lived...
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Debra Louise Reed

July 21, 1959 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas.
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Estanislada P. Serrato

May 7, 1940 - January 3, 2018

Estanislada P Serrato (Tana), age 77, of San Antonio, Tx passed away on Wednesday January 3, 2018. Tana was born May 7, 1940. Tana is survived by; daughters Lea Willis and Celia Uzzell. Sons Juan Serrato and Jesus Serrato.Tana was preceded in death by her husband Ernest R Serrato.A visitation for Tana will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Colonial Funeral Home. A...
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Ethel Louise Straley

March 27, 1922 - January 2, 2018

Ethel Straley 95 of San Antonio TX, formly of Waukegan IL, was born on March 27, 1922 to Earl and Rosa West in Hitchcock SD, passed on Jan.2,2018 She is Preceded in dearh by her husband Russell A Straley, as well as 3 of her children Merlyn (Dale) Straley, Julia (Peggy) Keith , and Russell(Jimmy) Straley. She is survived by her son Michael Straley and his wife Mary Straley of Kenosha Wisconsin,...
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Joe Medina Guel

August 2, 1943 - January 2, 2018

Heaven gained an angel with the passing of Joe Guel of Schertz, Texas on January 2, 2018 at the age of 74. He was born on August 2, 1943 in Schertz, Texas to Jose and Maria (Medina) Guel. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Yolanda, son Baby Guel, brothers Lupe and Julio Guel and sister Enedina Guel. He is survived by his children Joe Guel, Jr (wife Laura), JoAnn Guel (husband Ruben...
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Lynn Frank Mc Chesney

July 8, 1948 - December 31, 2017

Lynn Frank McChesney passed into eternity on December 31, 2017 after bravely battling a lengthy illness. He was faithful to Christ throughout his life and remained active in Christian service ministering to prisoners through the Kairos Ministry, encouraging the sick and infirmed, and bringing smiles to many faces as Santa Claus at Christmastime. Always the committed disciple, he served...
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Rudy Perez Mercado

April 26, 1942 - December 31, 2017

Our beloved Rudolph "Rudy" Perez Mercado was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He died peacefully in his home in Schertz, Texas, surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren.Rudy was born to the late Jim and Irene Mercado on April 26, 1942, in Pflugerville, Texas. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force for 8 years and then went on to...
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Tomasa C. Mertz

March 7, 1932 - December 27, 2017

Tomasa Carriaga Mertz went to be with the Lord December 27, 2017 in Live Oak, Texas at the age of 85. Tomasa was born March 07, 1932 to Edward and Alejandro Carriaga.She is survived by her children: Daniel Mertz Jr., Edward Mertz and his wife Eva, Ray Mertz, Rachel De La Rosa and Oralia Ramos and her husband Ernest; Eleven grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her...
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Edward Warren Howard

February 19, 1933 - December 24, 2017

Edward Warren Howard, 84, a long-time resident of Live Oak, passed away on December 24, 2017, following a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Ellen Joan Howard; his two daughters, Gwen Land (Mark) of Frisco, TX, and Stephanie Rand (Richard) of San Antonio, TX; and one granddaughter, Lenel Land, of Dallas, TX. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Harry...
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Nita Juanita Beal

October 25, 1942 - December 23, 2017

Alma Juanita Beal, age 75 passed away December 23, 2017. She was born October 25, 1942 in Seagraves, Texas to Hearne and Chessie Lou (Buck) Freeman. Nita is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Rusty Freeman. She is survived by Son Craig Beal and his wife Ramona, Grandchildren Chelsea, Miranda, and Gabriel Beal, Sisters Martha Smith and Kay Currey and a long list of nieces and...
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Mary Gash

March 4, 1928 - December 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas.Mary Potter Gash was born on March 4 1928 in South Shore Kentucky to Ella and Ben Potter. She had 3 brothers Frank, Robert and Ben and two sisters Mona and Marie. Mary grew up in Kentucky where she meet and wed Arthur Donald Gash. They wed August 20, 1949. As Don served 30 years in the United States Air...
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Lyle E. Jennings

July 7, 1931 - December 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas.
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William Michael Allen

April 20, 1935 - December 17, 2017

Our Father in Heaven called home William "Bill" Allen on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the age of eighty-two. His family and friends were his most important treasure. He was a devoted husband, a beloved father, and loving grandfather. He always provided love, encouragement and support to both his immediate family and his extended family. Bill in turn was loved by all of those he touched as he...
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Thomas G. Weaver

October 17, 1932 - December 6, 2017

Thomas G. Weaver, Colonel USAF Retired, passed from this life on December 6, 2017 at the age of 85. He was a long-time San Antonio area resident, a West Point graduate, a career military officer, an active community member, and a valued board member of the San Antonio River Authority. Above all, he was our beloved Dad, an unending source of love, encouragement and support to his family.The...
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Danny James Armstrong

February 11, 1963 - December 6, 2017

Danny James Armstrong of Live Oak TX (formerly of Mishawaka In) passed away on December 6, 2017at the age of 54. He was born on February 11, 1963 in Mishawaka, Indiana to Ronald and MarjorieArmstrong. He is survived by his loving wife Robyn Armstrong; mother Margie Armstrong; sons AaronArmstrong (Lori), Clint Armstrong (Emily); daughter Sarah Armstrong; step son Joshua Arnold(Katya); eleven...
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Douglas Eugene Dailey

February 28, 1950 - December 5, 2017

Douglas "Doug" Dailey, age 67, passed away December 5, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. He was born February 28, 1950 in Nevada, Missouri. Preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Ruby Dailey of Kansas City, Missouri. Doug is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lora, and his four children and their spouses, Shawn and Christy Dailey, Stacy Petkash, Joey and Kristy Dailey, Tony and Jennifer Dailey; as...
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Jose Maria Moreno

September 12, 1933 - December 3, 2017

Jose Maria Moreno went to be with the Lord at the age of 84 in New Braunfels, Texas. Jose was born in New Braunfels,Texas September 12, 1933 to Margarito and Marzisa Moreno.Survivors of Mr. Moreno include his daughter: Linda Flores and son-in-law Rudy Flores; and son Robert Moreno; 4 grand kids-Andrew Moreno, April Flores, Angelica Flores, and Rudy Jr Flores; 4 great grand Kids-Alexis, Estevan,...
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Kenneth Stanley Sojka

June 6, 1939 - November 29, 2017

Kenneth Stanley Sojka of Fort Pierce, Florida passed away on November 29, 2017 at the age of 78. He was born on June 6, 1939 the second of four children to Stanley and Ella (McIntrye) Sojka in Utica, New York. He is preceded in death by his parents; loving wife and two siblings. He is survived by his son John M. Sojka and sister Joan Rosado.Adrienne E. Sojka of Fort Pierce, Florida passed away on...
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Allen Boecker

October 14, 1922 - November 27, 2017

Allen E. Boecker. 95, formerly of Converse, died Monday, November 27, 2017. Allen was born October 14, 1922 to Otto and Alma Zipp Boecker in the Leissner Community south of Seguin. His first years of school were at Rural Leissner schools and he then graduated from Seguin High School in 1940. After high school he went to Draughns Business College in San Antonio, Texas. During WWII he was...
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John William Goddard

April 13, 1950 - November 25, 2017

John William Goddard of Marion, Texas passed away on November 25, 2017 at the age of 67. He was born on April 13, 1950 in Nyack, New York to Arthur Andrew and Mona Dorcas (Eldredge) Goddard. He is preceded in death by his parents and son Joey Pihota. He is survived by his loving wife Lisa Goudge; daughters Jacy Goddard, Jessica Goddard, Jackie Wyckoff (husband Clay), Julie and Jaime Goddard; son...
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Raymond Martin TABOR

October 6, 1924 - November 25, 2017

Raymond Martin Tabor, Sr.October 6, 1924 - November 25,2017Raymond M. Tabor, Sr.,93, passed away November 25, 2017 in Universal City, Texas. Raymond was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, and his spouse Dorothy Mae Tabor. Raymond is survived by his son Raymond (Buzzy)M. Tabor, Jr.,Son Mark Tabor and wife Diana. Grandchildren Layla Ringhoff and...
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Henry Clay Trotter

February 25, 1930 - November 25, 2017

Henry (Clay) Trotter passed away restfully in his sleep Saturday morning, November 25th. Born in Monticello, AR on February 1930. He was a veteran of the US Navy and US Air Force. Clay retired from Civil Service as a computer programmer for the US Air Force in 1984. As his boys grew up, Henry was known as the driving force in building Universal City's first Little League baseball park. In...
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Betty Jane PINGREY

November 3, 1924 - November 23, 2017

Betty Pingrey was born on November 3, 1924 in Beaumont, Texas. She passed away November 23, 2017, Thanksgiving Day, at the age of 93.She was married for 72 years to CAPT. Raymond Pingrey (United States Navy) before his death in 2016. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother and a good friend. She was loved by all who knew her.Betty is survived by her two daughters, Pamela Smith (Mark) and Regina...
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Isabel Maria Rossi

November 21, 1920 - November 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas.
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Edward Eugene Tomlin

December 22, 1961 - November 18, 2017

Edward E. Tomlin, 55, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, from a sudden heart attack at home in Converse, Texas. Ed was born Dec. 22, 1961, in Vineland, N.J. He joined the United States Air Force Aug. 26, 1980 as an Aircrew EGRESS Systems Craftsman during which he devoted 9 years to foreign service including serving at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt; Zweibrücken Air Base, Germany; Incirlik Air Base,...
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Antonio Usted Hernandez

July 5, 1918 - November 16, 2017

Antonio Hernandez Sr., age 99, passed away on November 16, 2017 in Converse, Texas. He was born on July 5, 1918 to Ruperta Uresti Hernandez and Hilario Hernandez of Converse, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Victoria Gil Hernandez and son Julio Hernandez. He is survived by brothers Marcelino and Erasmo Hernandez and sister Juanita Martinez. In addition, he is survived by...
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Beatrice M. Berg

May 9, 1927 - November 16, 2017

Beatrice M. Berg went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born in San Antonio on May 9, 1927 to Carlos and Josephina P. Martinez. She is preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Bill Berg and grandson Michael Guiterrez. She is survived by her three daughters Mary Lou Georges, Diana Almaguer (husband Jesus) and Shirley Berg Burch; grandsons Jesse Almaguer, B...
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Wilma Lee Cicolello

December 4, 1931 - November 14, 2017

Mrs. Wilma Lee Cicolello (nee Kuykendall) died peacefully at The Bickford House on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois at the age of 85.Mrs. Cicolello is remembered with love by her two daughters, Ciccina Cicolello of Phoenix, Arizona, and Beverly Cicolello along with her wife, Debbie Zahniser of Rockford, Illinois; granddaughter Katherine Cicolello of Providence, Rhode Island;...
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Byron Lorene Ellis

January 12, 1966 - November 14, 2017

Byron Lorne Ellis, 51, of San Antonio passed away on November 14, 2017 at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital. Born on January 12, 1966 at Malstrom AFB in Great Falls, Montana, he was the son of the late Robert Sr and Minnie Pearl Ellis. He was very close to all of his family including his grandparents in Mount Calm where he spent most of the holidays growing up. This is where he...
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Frances Modell REMMLER

November 27, 1921 - November 10, 2017

Frances Modell (McMurtrey) Remmler of Cibolo passed away in Seguin on November 10, 2017 at the age of 95. She was born on November 27, 1921 in Junction, Texas to Elisha Lilla and Kittie Ann (Logan) McMurtrey. She is preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband of 45 years Marvin whom she married on January 11,1947 in Kerrville, Texas; five brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by numerous...
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Rosalie Aileen Laxton

June 19, 1928 - November 6, 2017

Memory of Rosalie Aileen Hollenbeck-LaxtonJune 18, 1928-November 6, 2017Celebration of Life Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:30 AMChrist the King Lutheran Church1129 Pat Booker RoadUniversal City, Texas 78148Rosalie Aileen Hollenbeck-Laxton, 89, passed on November 6, 2017 at 6:27 p.m. She was born during the wheat harvest on June 19. Although she said, "no decent woman tells the year", it was...
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John Albert Harness

October 15, 1937 - November 5, 2017

John Albert Harness of Universal City passed away on November 5, 2017 at the age of 80. He was born on October 15, 1937 in Mountain View, Arkansas to James Tedford and Lillie (Sutterfield) Harness. He is survived by his wife Suk Cha Harness of Universal City; daughter Alexandra Stoos (husband Mathew) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; son Richard E. Harness (wife Ann); grandchildren Chris Stoos (wife...
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Marvin Eugene Walker

December 25, 1934 - November 5, 2017

Marvin Eugene Walker, Lieutenant Colonel (retired), US Army Medical Service Corps was born in Akron, Ohio on December 25, 1934 and passed away in San Antonio, Texas on November 5, 2017. He was a graduate of East High School in Akron, Ohio where he was a member of the Student Council, the National Honor Society and president of his senior class. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business...
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Jimmie Edward Knight

January 19, 1943 - November 1, 2017

Jimmie Edward Knight, age 74, of Universal City, TX, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 1, 2017 into he loving arms of the Lord after a 20 year battle with cancer. Jimmie was born January 19, 1943 in Hemet, California to Eula G. (Carnes) and Jack H. Knight. Jimmie is survived by his spouse of 52 years, Nancy Knight, sons Brian, Chris (Kellie), grandsons Austin, Rod, and Lucian. He is...
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Alice Elizabeth Grogan

August 1, 1925 - October 31, 2017

Alice was born in Lynn, Massachusetts. Her father was a career Army officer who served in World War I and World War II and retired as a full colonel. Her mother was an art school graduate.As a young girl Alice lived in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Indiana, Puerto Rico, Illinois, and Hawaii. She traversed the Panama Canal in both directions. She and her parents were living in Hawaii when Pearl...
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Colleen Ann Hamilton

February 29, 1932 - October 21, 2017

Colleen Ann HamiltonColleen Ann Hamilton passed away October 21, 2017 at the age of 85. She was born on February 29, 1932 in Lafayette, Indiana to Harold M. and Mary (Panther) Kelley. Colleen is preceded in death by her parents and husband, James W. Hamilton. She is survived by her children, Catherine Vrba, Karen Braly, James M. Hamilton and Charles E. Hamilton; several grandchildren and great...
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Paula Fernandez Molina

October 11, 1926 - October 18, 2017

Paula Fernandez Molina of San Antonio passed away on October 18, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born on October 11, 1926 in Converse, Texas to Francisco and Ascencion (Herrera) Fernandez. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter Norma M. Huerta; brother Marcelo Fernandez; sisters Maria F. Cantu and Trinidad F. Naumann. She is survived by her sons Fernando Molina (Virginia), Martin Molina...
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Mary Gwyndolyn Ray

July 25, 1923 - October 15, 2017

Mary Gwyndolyn Ray, 94A memorial service for Mary Gwyndolyn Ray, 94, a resident of San Antonio, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Central Christian Church, 720 N Main, San Antonio, TX 78205. A reception will follow in the Makin Fellowship Hall.Mrs. Ray passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 while in hospice care at the Agape Hospice House. Mary Gwyndolyn Reid was born July...
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Clarence L. Lyssy

March 15, 1926 - October 15, 2017

Clarence Longna Lyssy went to be with the Lord in Kirby, Texas October 15, 2017 at the age of 91. Clarence was born in San Antonio, Texas, March 15, 1926 to Leon and Pella Lyssy. Clarence was a WWII and Korean Veteran of the Navy, he later retired from the Pearl Brewery at the age of 62. He was a member of Kirby VFW Post 2059, Kirby Hermann Sons Lodge 305 and St. Benedicts Men's Club. Mr. Lyssy...
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Ngan Ly

December 16, 1982 - October 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas.
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Mary Lee Smith

December 18, 1922 - October 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas.
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Marcella Trevino

January 16, 1928 - October 6, 2017

Marcella Trevino of Universal City passed away on October 6, 2017 in New Braunfels at the age of 89. She was born on January 16, 1928 in Rio Hondo, Texas to Mike and Guadalupe (Gonzales) Ramirez. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Raul S. Trevino, daughter, Diana Glenn and grandson, Raul Adrian Trevino. She is survived by her children Blanca Trevino, Manuel Trevino, Raul...
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John Paul Gonzales

August 10, 1945 - October 5, 2017

John "Johnny" Paul Gonzales, 72, passed away October 5th, 2017 at his home in San Antonio, TX. Johnny was born August 10,1945 to John and Mary Gonzales in New Orleans, La, the oldest of three sons. He proudly served in the United States Air Force entering active duty May 17, 1963 and being honorably discharged on July 1, 1990, after 27 years of service to his country . He spent his later years...
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Nikki Dawn Jones

August 25, 1961 - October 4, 2017

Nikki Dawn Jones, 56, passed away at 12:17 PM on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Canyon, Texas on Friday, August 25th to the late Jack Edward and June Lanell Ward Jones. She was a graduate of West Texas University and, upon graduation, utilized her social work education by helping less fortunate individuals prior to embarking on her self-described life mission of...
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Irene Marie Venuto

October 13, 1924 - October 4, 2017

Irene Marie Venuto, born 13 October 1924 in Cibolo TX, was the oldest of five children of Louis Steven Friesenhahn and Lillie R. Reineger.Her father was a farmer caring for a sixty-acre parcel of land in Cibolo. Her mother cared for the children and helped her husband with farming chores. The family later moved in the late 30s to Converse where they continued to farm. In 1951 the farm was...
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LaVerne Audrey Lyons

October 15, 1924 - October 2, 2017

LaVerne Audrey Lyons (Weber) died on October 2, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 92.LaVerne is survived by a loving family: two sons, Douglas Wood Lyons, Jr. "Woody" (Glenda) and Richard Norman Lyons "Rick" (Wife Lisa), daughter-in-law, Gayle Lyons, two grandchildren, Michael Austin Lyons (Carley) and Laura Elizabeth Roach (Husband Geoffrey), and her brother, Maurice Jacque Weber, Jr. ...
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Joe Bishop

November 28, 1931 - October 2, 2017

Joe Dan Bishop, Colonel, US Air Force (Retired) was born in Floydada, Texas on November 28, 1931 and lived a full life until his passing in San Antonio on October 2, 2017.He graduated from Stephenville High School, North Texas State University and George Washington University. Col. Bishop was in the US Air Force for 26 years. Twenty of those years were in aviation as a navigator and he enjoyed...
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Edward Lawrence Moon

September 20, 1930 - September 30, 2017

A big smile, a joyous chuckle, or a happy wave and shout may be how you know him. A shy, wonderfully charming man who did not wish to trouble or impose on anyone, yet was someone who would provide help and support if he became aware of a need, especially those of children, animals and disabled veterans. I know and love him as big brother.Serving our country from 1951-1971, Edward was injured in...
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Doris Nadine Brigham

November 18, 1934 - September 28, 2017

Doris Nadine Brigham passed away on September 28, 2017 with her daughters at her side. She was 83 years old.Born November 18, 1934 she was one of six born to Frank & Nadine Holtz in West Union, West Virginia.In 1953 she married Charles Edward Brigham and embarked on a life together that would cover 64 years.Her new husband was a USAF Airman so began her life as a military wife which is often the...
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Mattie B. Wagner

July 29, 1929 - September 28, 2017

Mattie B Wagner, age 88, of Converse, TX passed away on Thursday September 28, 2017. Mattie was born July 29, 1929 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Mattie is survived by; daughter Kim J. Wagner, son Warren E. Wagner, son Karl V Wagner to include Grandchildren and Great GrandchildrenMattie was preceded in death by; Husband William E Wagner, Daughter Karen J Wagner, Mother Lena Smith, Father Robert Smith,...
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Johnny M. WOODS

August 28, 1939 - September 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas.
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Kevin Hands

December 28, 1965 - September 17, 2017

Kevin Hands, 51, of Universal City, Texas departed peacefully at home on Sunday morning, September 17th, 2017. Kevin was born on December 28th, 1965 in Charleston South Carolina. He worked in building construction as an expert Carpenter. Kevin is preceded in death by his mother, Marcella; brother-in-law, Don; and brother, Micheal. Kevin is survived by his soul-mate, Toni; his father, Thomas;...
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Shaun Michael Sandlin

July 10, 1938 - September 11, 2017

Shawn Michael Sandlin of San Antonio, Texas passed away at home on September 11, 2017. He was born July 10, 1938 to Troy and Ava (Hubbard) Sandlin at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Mr. Sandlin served in the United States Army for over 20 years where he achieved the grade of Chief Warrant Officer 2. During his time on active duty, he served several tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Vietnam Service...
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Mary Elizabeth Chase

February 24, 1940 - September 9, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Chase went into the loving arms of Lord on September 9, 2017 at the age of 77. She was born February 24, 1940 in El Paso, Texas to Roger Whealy and Pearl Frahm. She graduated with a degree in Library Science from Texas Woman's University and was a reference librarian at the Dayton-Montgomery Public Library, Dayton, Ohio. She was a costumed interpreter at the Museum of American...
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Hartsel Taylor Dickson

January 10, 1958 - September 7, 2017

Hartsel Taylor Dickson, 59, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at his home in Austin, Texas due to several complications of a recent back surgery.Taylor was born in San Angelo, Texas on January 10, 1958. He graduated from Lake View High School in June 1976. He lived in San Angelo until he moved to his permanent residence in Austin in September 1989.He is preceded in death...
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Rosa O. Brough

July 5, 1940 - September 7, 2017

Rosa O Brough of Universal City passed away on September 7, 2017 at the age of 77. She was born on July 5, 1940 in Seville Spain to Manuel Orozco Guarino and Gloria Nieto Luises. She was the owner and operator of Rosa's Beauty Salon on Aviation in Universal City for 37 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Charels T. Brough; her children Diego Brough, Debora Sittenauer ...
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Richard Duperior

August 3, 1942 - September 2, 2017

Master Sergeant Richard Duperior, United States Marine Corps (Ret), of Universal City, Texas passed away September 2, 2017. He was born August 3, 1942 to Thomas and Delores (Giron) Duperior in San Francisco, California. MSGT Duperior is a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran who earned numerous awards over this distinguished 24-year career including the Purple Heart. Following his retirement from...
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Dale Alfred JENSEN

November 24, 1931 - September 1, 2017

Dale A. Jensen, 85Dale Alfred Jensen, 85, of San Antonio, Texas passed away after a long illness on Friday evening, September 1st , 2017 at Kindred Hospice in San Antonio, TX. Dale was born on November 24, 1931 in Rushville, Nebraska to Alfred and Rosa Jensen. He graduated from Assumption Academy in 1949 in Chadron, Nebraska. After graduation he served briefly in the Army. He married Dorothy...
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Benito Gonzalez

August 13, 1964 - August 30, 2017

Benny Gonzalez of Universal City passed away on August 30, 2017 at the age of 53. He was born on August 13, 1964 in San Antonio to Avelino Martinez and Guadalupe (Villanueva) Gonzalez. Benny truly lived his life to the fullest through simple pleasures; spending time with family and friends, Bbq and fishing. Benny had many friends, he knew no stranger. He was always willing to lend a helping hand...
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Charlie Douglas Sanderson

February 11, 1935 - August 24, 2017

Charlie (Chuck) Douglas Sanderson, 82 passed away Thursday August 24, 2017 at Northeast Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas following a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Erika Sanderson, his son, Fred Sanderson and wife Sheri, his daughters: Dolores Lusk and husband Steve, Linda Wenzel and husband Steve, and Shirley Dixon and husband James (deceased), seven (7)...
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Tharon Fred Heuston

June 13, 1923 - August 19, 2017

Tharon Fred Heuston, "Fred" went to live with our Lord Jesus on August 18, 2017 at the age of 94. Fred was born on June 13, 1923 at 430 Sugar Street in Roaring Springs, PA. He took part in World War II, the Vietnam War and was in the military during the Korean Conflict. Fred retired from the Air Force in 1968. Fred and his wife, Marjorie retired to San Antonio, TX in 1969 and for the next 48...
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Ascension Semersky

August 15, 1947 - August 19, 2017

Acencion Arredondo Semersky was born on August 15, 1947 to Adolphus Stephanus and Francisca Semersky in San Antonio, Texas. Acencion was affectionately known by his family members as Chonito and by his friends and peers as Johnny. No matter what the name, he was loved by all who knew him. Chonito spent his childhood growing up in Converse, Texas with his parents, siblings and many extended family...
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Sandra Lee Schulte

April 23, 1946 - August 15, 2017

Sandra Lee (Palmer) Schulte died August 15, 2017 at the Northeast Methodist Hospital. She suffered a heart attack on August 10 and was recovering in the ICU but complications intervened. The daughter of Mary Isabelle (Jones) and Francis (Frank) Palmer, she was born April 23, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was one of the youngest in a family of eleven. On July...
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Dorothy W. Liu

April 17, 1931 - August 15, 2017

Dorothy Willean Liu went to be with the Lord, August 15, 2017 in Live Oak, Texas at the age of 86. Dorothy was born April 17, 1931 in Ariton, Alabama to Everette Edward and Cletta Bartie Annie L. (Brown) Day. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Ellsworth C. Y. Liu and daughter Melanie Suzanne.Mrs. Liu is survived by her children, Cathy Liu Scott and husband Lamar; David E. Liu;...
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William Crosher

November 20, 1928 - August 14, 2017

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Haynes Madden Baumgardner

July 27, 1920 - August 14, 2017

Services for retired USAF Colonel Haynes Madden Baumgardner will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors.A visitation will be held Monday, August 21, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home.Colonel Baumgardner passed away on August 14, 2017 at the Army Residence Community in San Antonio, Texas.He was born July...
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Donna Rae Hardy

January 1, 1942 - August 12, 2017

Donna Rae Hardy, age 75 passed away August 12, 2017. She is survived by her children Dianna Lehman, Brenda Outlaw, and Tina Hernandez. She is also survived by her siblings Sharon Armstrong, Michael Evans, Robin Ellis and Rory Evans. She is preceded in death by her parents Bert and Rexalie Evans, her husband Vernon K. Hardy, brothers Jim Evans and David Evans. She was born in Chicago Illinois....
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Lorraine Lillian McCutcheon

August 29, 1930 - August 12, 2017

Lorraine Lillian McCutcheon went to be with the Lord August 12, 2017 at the age of 86. Lorraine was born August 29, 1930 in Scranton, PA., to Carl and Sadie Dettenmayer.Lorraine, accompanied her husband moving first to San Antonio, then back to the North East, then to Okinawa, next to the nation's capital, eventually ending up in south Texas, where she spent her remaining years. During her early...
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John Marton Keller

August 7, 1937 - August 9, 2017

John Marton Keller joined his parents Paul and Virgie, sister Frances Marie and brother Carl Keller on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the age of 80. Born on August 7, 1937 in Flint, MI. He graduated from St. Gerard's High School in 1957, joined the US Navy (serving on the USS Hamul) until July 1961. He worked for Friedrich Refrigeration and Air Conditioning while being an active member of the...
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Steven Frank Acosta

April 2, 1951 - August 6, 2017

Steve F. Acosta, age 66, passed away at home in Cedar Park, Texas on 6 August 2017 surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Acosta, daughter Melissa Acosta, his mother Bertha Acosta, brothers: Tommy Acosta, Paul Acosta, Peter Acosta and sisters: Dorothea Acosta, and Patricia Acosta, sister in laws Leticia Acosta, Theresa Acosta, Andrea Acosta and many nieces and nephews. His...
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Pablo Pacheco

July 1, 1931 - August 6, 2017

Pablo Pacheco went to be with the Lord, August 6, 2017 at the age of 86 in Cibolo, Texas. Pablo was born July 1, 1931 in Marion, Texas to Manuel and Cruz Pacheco.Mr. Pacheco is survived by his wife Juana Maria Pacheco; children: Bertha Luna (Richard), Herminia Hernandez (Alfonso), Diana Perez (David); Pablo Pacheco Jr.; Irma Romero and Jesus Pacheco; step brothers: Celestino Pacheco (Minnie) and...
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Mary Sandra Bemisderfer

June 15, 1939 - August 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas.
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Alma Hammond Carney

July 2, 1915 - August 2, 2017

Alma Hammond Carney died of complications from Alzheimer's Disease on August 2, a month after celebrating her 102nd birthday. Alma is survived by her sons, James Jr. and his wife Kathe, and William and his wife Tamra; grandchildren Teresa and her husband Tim, James III and his wife Deborah, Ryan, and Sean and his wife Maia; great grandchildren Jacob, Jaxon, Haley, Ryan, Jr., Trystan, Violet and...
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Sandra Jean Hines

October 25, 1938 - August 2, 2017

Obituary Sandra Jean HinesSandra Jean Hines, born 25 October 1938, Oneida Tennessee to Balford York and Ella Daugherty. Married to Lew Vernon Hines, 4 June 1955 beginning their life together traveling the world in service with the US Army and raising a family of five: Steven Scott, Nicky Vernon, Lesia Kyle, Eric Brian and Nicky Vernon Jr. (aka Nicky-J). Moving from Army post to Army post...
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Melanie Jane Burns

April 27, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Melanie Jane Burns born at North Central Baptist Hospital April 27, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas to Catherine and Jon Burns and went to be with the Lord July 30, 2017 in Converse, Texas.Melanie was diagnosed with Complete Tristomy 22 which means she has three chromosomes instead of the normal two, and is a very rare condition, and was not suppose to survive shortly right after birth (Not...
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Sammie Lee Cavanaugh

March 14, 1932 - July 30, 2017

Sammie Lee Cavanaugh returned to her heavenly Father on Sunday, July 30, 2017. She was bornon March 14, 1932, in San Antonio, Texas, and recently celebrated her 85th birthday, with more than 50of her family in attendance. She is survived by her brother Gerald Graham, her children Mary Ledford(Kerry) of Garden Ridge, Jim Cavanaugh (Frieda) of Houston, Tim Cavanaugh (Janice) of Waller,Michael...
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Richard Howard Emmons

November 2, 1936 - July 28, 2017

Major Richard H. Emmons, U.S. Air Force Retired passed away July 28, 2017. He was born November 2, 1936 in New York, New York to LG and Agnes (Howard) Emmons. He is a Vietnam Veteran and received numerous awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal. Following his military retirement Major Emmons continued in the U. S. Civil Service as an Air Force Historian. Survivors include his wife,...
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Debra Ann Lipps

March 16, 1958 - July 27, 2017

Debra Ann Griffith Lipps, age 59 passed away July 27, 2017. She was born March 16, 1958 in DeRidder, Louisana. She was employed with HEB for 32 years. Survivors include her husband of 21 years, Ralph B.C. Lipps; parents, Robert and Patricia Griffith; brother, Robert Griffith, Jr.; nephew, Tristan Griffith; niece, Breanne Griffith; numerous cousins, other relatives, and her 2 fur babies Sadie...
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Lorraine Ann Henrich

September 3, 1954 - July 27, 2017

Lorriane Ann Hewitt Henrich went to be with the Lord July 27, 2017 in San Antonio Texas surrounded by her daughters and grandchildren. She was born Sept 3,1954 to Gerald Hewitt and Mary V. Mallory at Bergstrom AFB in Austin Texas while her father was stationed there. Her family returned to her parents home state of Michigan where she Graduated from Utica High School, she excelled there in her...
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Ofelia Cruz Garcia

September 10, 1949 - July 25, 2017

Ofelia Cruz Garcia passed away on July 25, 2017 in San Antonio at the age of 67. She was born on September 10, 1949 in Amarillo, Texas to Antonio and Eva (Palacios) Cruz. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters Gloria Chavez, Pauline Bargas and brother Alfred Cruz. She is survived by her loving husband Bobby Garcia; daughters Christina Garcia, Alesha Adkison (husband Charles), Hollie...
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Bonnie Jean Bell

September 15, 1946 - July 24, 2017

Bonnie Jean Bell passed away in San Antonio on July 24, 2017 at the age of 70. She was born on September 15, 1946 in Toledo, Ohio to Donald and Frances (Johnson) Bell. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jackie. She is survived by her brother Donald E Bell, sister-in-law Shirley Bell, nephew Robert Bell (Kerry), niece Vanessa Bell, grandnieces and grandnephews Rachel Bell, Sadie...
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John Sims Smith

November 12, 1923 - July 22, 2017

Ret. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Sims Smith went to be with the Lord July 22, 2017 at the age of 93. He was born November 12, 1923 in Austin, Texas to Hugh Mercer and Blanche (Sims) Smith. He received numerous awards during his military career including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Geraldine...
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