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Published May 20, 2022


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Kellie A. Marez

It is with deepest sorrow to announce that Kellie A. Marez has passed away from this earthly life to begin her eternal life in Heaven.  There is no doubt she was welcomed there in the open arms of her father, Armando Adams Sr., along with many family members, numerous friends and a few fur babies that have preceded her into Heaven.

Kellie leaves behind her husband, Rodney Marez, children, Arianna, Annika, Niko, fur babies Maxx Oti, and Simba, mother, Lynda Adams, brother, Armando Adams Jr., and countless number of friends that she has made throughout her life.  

Kellie never met a stranger.  She could talk to someone on the street and by the end of their conversation this person would leave feeling as if they made a new friend in life.  Kellie was a beacon of light and inspiration to those around her.  This is especially true of the hundreds of children, and their families who were lucky enough to have Kellie as their preschool teacher in her thirty plus years of teaching.

Everyone who knew Kellie knew she was an animal loving, beaded bracelet, tie dye, hippie sandal wearing free spirit. Kellie will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  We all will have a piece of her with us forever.  It may be something she said or did, we all have a loving memory of her that will never go away. Kellie’s free spirit will live on in all of us.

A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Crestview Baptist Church, 2300 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas, 78628, officiated by Pastor Dan Wooldridge. 



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Joseph Montgomery

Joseph Montgomery died on April 9, 2022. 

He was born May 1, 1929, to Lucile Montgomery and Fred Montgomery, Sr., the fourth of five sons, all of whom served in either the Korean War or World War II. All five graduated from Texas Tech University.

Joe graduated from Sweetwater Texas High School in 1946 as salutatorian, was on the all-district basketball team, and state semi finalist in tennis doubles. Tennis was the sport he enjoyed until he was 83.

Joe entered Texas Tech in 1946 and graduated with honors with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1950. He has endowed a scholarship for aspiring chemical engineering students. Joe was president of the student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, was on the varsity tennis team where he lettered his freshman year. His second degree was obtained in 1965 in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.

From 1951 to 1954, he served as an officer and industrial hygienist in the United States Air Force. Civilian work experiences include Magnolia Petroleum Company, Cosden Petroleum Corporation, Humble Oil and Refining Company and Exxon Chemical Americas. After his retirement from Exxon Chemicals in 1986, he enjoyed time for volunteering with the Georgetown Library’s Second Hand Prose Shop, and at Lone Star Circle of Care as well as church responsibilities. He and wife, Eda, enjoyed travel experiences in the United States and Europe, Central America, and Russia. 

Joe was a cradle to grave member of the Methodist Church, most recent being First United Methodist Church of Georgetown after moving there in 1993. Joe also found comfort and spirituality in attendance at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Austin.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Eda; brother, Dudley and wife, Patty; daughters, LeeAnne Holmberg, Ann Tietyen and husband, Joe, Leslie Przybyzewski and husband, Joe, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

The celebration of life for Joe Montgomery will be held at Wellspring United Methodist Church, 6200 Williams Drive, Georgetown, at 2 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2022. Masks will be optional based on current Williamson County Covid numbers. Please join us.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to either of the churches listed above or to Paralyzed Veterans of America.



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Charles Bernard Faubion

Charles Bernard Faubion, age 94, slipped away peacefully from our world on May 12, 2022. Charles was born to Celia and Milton Faubion on June 8, 1927, in Hamilton, Texas. He was one of 9 children born into a family of farmers - they farmed cotton, corn and livestock. As early as grade school, Charles farmed as well as attended Evant grade school half days. Charles attended and graduated from Evant High School, where he played basketball and football. Charles was always a proud Evant Elk, served on the school board and attended many events over the years. He got into plenty of mischief and explored the vast Texas land around the Lampasas River.

Charles enlisted into the United States Merchant Marines in 1944 to defend his country in the Pacific part of the war until 1945, then joined the United States Army 1946-1948. He was a proud United States Veteran.

After chasing a blue-eyed girl around Evant and convincing her that he would attend all her other dates if she didn’t go out with him, Charles married the love of his life Betty Faubion on December 30, 1946, while on furlough stuck in an ice storm in Central Texas. Charles and Betty expanded their love and family with daughter, Deborah Charlene Faubion in 1955. Their cherished daughter preceded them both in death in 1972.

In 1973, Betty and Charles grew their hearts and their family by adopting Marie Jo Faubion (10) and Elvis Ray Faubion (12). Fond memories of ranching, fishing, playing games, cooking and spending time as a family will forever be with us.

Charles was a rancher and farmer, owning and working land in Texas and South Dakota, as well as other states. He owned Faubion Truck Lines from 1970 - 1988, providing jobs for the Evant community, and also owned nursing homes. His major hobbies included piloting his Bonanza aircraft for both work and pleasure, his Foretravel motorhome and motorhoming adventures, as well as an illustrious golf career that started at age 70 and included a Double Eagle and Hole in One.

Charles is survived by his sister, Gracie (Faubion) Sawyer; children, Marie (Faubion) Knight and Ray Faubion and wife, Brenda Faubion; grandchildren, Christy (Faubion) Vail and her husband, Brent Vail; CJ Faubion and his wife, Madison; Brandon Faubion and his wife, Hailey; and Katie Turner, as well as great-grandchildren, Madison Vail, Charles Vail, Jackson Vail, Brock Faubion, Braxton Faubion and Maverick Faubion.

Charles is preceded in death by his wife, Betty; their daughter, Debbie; mother, Celia; father, Milton; and many beloved Faubion brothers and sisters, as well as many special friends.

Charles was the purest and proudest form of a Texan, a man who loved his country, loved watching sports, playing dominos, poker and cribbage, loved his family and friends, a strong toddy at happy hour, good country music, traveling, golfing and reading.

Betty and Charles celebrated 70 wonderful years together and our greatest comfort is knowing they are dancing together in heaven watching over us.

Charles would want us all to stop and take in the pretty scenery, especially good Texas ranchland, sip the whiskey, take that trip, chase that dream, always ask the pretty lady to dance to that favorite song and never miss a good happy hour, steak or fish fry with friends and family.

A gathering of friends and family with lunch and refreshments, will be Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas, 78633. A celebration of Charles’s life will be later announced, in the fall, that will include a fish fry, fun, fellowship, and stories with friends and family, as well as his military graveside service near Evant.

Pallbearers Ray Faubion, Brent Vail, Stanley Stanford, CJ Faubion and Brandon Faubion. Honorary pallbearers will be Christy Vail and Katie Turner.

 



Published May 18, 2022


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Willie Oquin Lindsey

Willie Oquin Lindsey was born March 26, 1934, and died May 12, 2022. He was born on a farm in the Chalk Mountain area in Somervell County to Joe Gordon and Margie Estel Thompson Lindsey. He grew up with his three brothers moving across Texas following highway construction work. 

Willie went to four different high schools. After graduation from Stephenville High, he attended Tarleton State College. He started at Texas Tech in 1956, but his life as a Red Raider was interrupted by Uncle Sam. Willie always said his army career was mostly spent fighting wind, sand and barbed wire at Fort Bliss in El Paso while serving in the capacity of a military police security guard. After another interruption by the Cuban Crisis in 1961, he finally in 1963 graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Civil Engineering. 

Willie began his career with the Texas Department of Transportation in Austin in 1964. He retired in September of 1993 after thirty years of service all in Highway Design as a Specification and Policy Review Engineer and Assistant Engineer of Project Services.

While at the Texas Department of Transportation, Willie met Shirley Dockall and they married on July 31, 1971, in Austin. Last year they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

In his 40’s, he began his love of running. He did numerous marathons. His favorite being the Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth which he ran many times. His best time being 3 hours 43 minutes. He also ran 10ks and a whole lot of 5ks. One of his goals was to run at least a 5K in all 254 Texas Counties. He almost accomplished this with 227 of the counties. He was a lifelong learner and avid reader. He always carried a book along to read in his spare time. He enjoyed playing dominoes (42), watching football, working out in his yard, having coffee with his friends at Starbucks and working out at the Georgetown Recreation Center. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and family, whom he loved very much.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Donnie Dayrl Lindsey, Gordon Dale Lindsey and Juacaine Lindsey.

Willie is survived by his wife; sons, Jeffrey Oquin Lindsey (Angela) and Joel Matthew Lindsey (Suzanne); daughters, Jennifer Sue Lindsey and Joni Lindsey Crush (Chris); grandchildren, Lauren Olivia Lindsey, Elisa (Ellie) Grace Lindsey, Kaylyn Madison Lindsey and Keaton Matthew Lindsey; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and special nephew Mark Lindsey.

The family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Bushdale Cemetery in Rockdale.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Bushdale Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 664, Rockdale, Texas, 76567, Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 3800 Shell Road, Georgetown, Texas 78628, or a charity of your choice.

To share memories and words of comfort with the family, please visit our website at www.cookwaldendavisfuneralhome.com.



Published May 15, 2022


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Karen Evelyn Kaliss-Taylor

Karen Evelyn Kaliss-Taylor, 74, of Elgin gained her wings and was reunited with her son, Frank, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. She was born August 30, 1947, in Southington, Connecticut, to the late Henry and Myrtle Kaliss.

Karen affectionately known as K.K. was a master at acquiring hobbies. She enjoyed doll house making, embroidering, and indoor permaculture. She also reaped the benefits of quiet time while reading a book by her favorite author, Stephen King. K.K. also made the best French toast!

Those left to cherish her memories are beloved husband, Gary Taylor, of Elgin; her sons, Anthony and Robert, of Waterbury, Conn.; five grandchildren; Cathy, her dear sister-in-law, a sister, niece, and nephews; two stepchildren; and her best friend, Polly.

As per request by Karen, a private ceremony by the seashore will be held at a later date.

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”  - Thomas Campbell

Family and friends can send online condolences at www.providencejonesfuneralhome.com

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.



Emily Mordah, 86, passed away on May 7, 2022. Visitation will be held from 2 - 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Ramsey Funeral Home in Georgetown, with the funeral set to begin at 3 p.m.

 



Published May 11, 2022


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Clarence Ray Meyer

Heaven gained another angel on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, when Clarence Ray Meyer of Georgetown passed away. Born in Taylor to Clarence and Elizabeth Meyer, he graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in 1958 and attended Temple Jr. College. He went on to serve in the Texas Army National Guard. 

He worked for the University of Texas Printing Division for over 20 years where he served as the Local Union President. He was later selected as the International Representative for the Graphic Communications International Union from which he retired. An Acolyte at St. Louis Catholic Church, a member of the K.J.T. and Knights of Columbus where he was a fourth degree Knight and served as Grand Knight. Additionally, he served on St. Helen’s Catholic School Board. 

Clarence was a faithful, loving, generous and kind man. A diplomatic negotiator, his strength and insight were highly regarded but his witty nature made him the life of any party. 

Of all his achievements, his greatest accomplishments were being a beloved and devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. 

Clarence is survived by the love of his life, Elizabeth Meyer, children Allan, Lisa & Brian and wife, Katherine, grandchildren Blake and Avery, sister, Evelyn Nimon, cousin, Jack Veselka, who was like a brother, his wife, Carolyn and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Loved by all who knew him, he will be missed, but we are comforted knowing he is one of God’s special angels now.

His vigil and rosary will take place from 6 -8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Georgetown. The Funeral Mass will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022, at St. Helen Catholic Church, Georgetown. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Helen’s Catholic School at factsmgtadmin.com/give/appeal/ZLZ3KZdGH or by calling 512-868-0744.



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Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Knipscher

Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Knipscher, of Georgetown passed away on May 5, 2022, at the age of 79. She was born August 10, 1942, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Joseph and Mary Kovach.

Betty spent her childhood on a farm in New Era, Michigan. She attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan majoring in Education. Betty heeded the call to proudly serve her country in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968 and earned the rank of First Lieutenant. 

Betty later moved to Bellevue, Nebraska, where she taught elementary school and met her husband, Bill. They married in 1971 and welcomed their son, Benjamin. 

Later, the family moved to Springfield, Missouri, where their son, Jonathan, was born. 

In the early 1980’s, they moved to Georgetown, where Betty began an 18-year career with the Texas Department of Human Services. She enjoyed Scouting and various outdoor activities, several different sports, the Arts in all forms and traveling, exploring, and antiquing all over the world.

Upon retirement, Betty and Bill enjoyed traveling the United States and Europe and meeting family. This travel became a unique Holiday tradition, usually near mountains or the ocean where the extended family could come together.

Additionally, Betty was a talented potter and artist, receiving several awards including a second place in the Georgetown Red Poppy Festival art contest. 

Betty is survived by her husband, Bill; her two sons: Benjamin and Jonathan; Ben’s wife, Scotte, and their children: Cameron, Caitlin, Connor, and Collin; as well as her two sisters: Joan and Delores; and her brother, Tom and his wife, Marilyn.

Visitation is on Thursday, May 12, from 6-8 p.m. at Ramsey Funeral Home. The graveside service is at 10 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2022, at Central Texas State Veteran Cemetery. The service will be broadcast on the Ramsey Funeral Home website by selecting Web Casting from the homepage at www.ramseyfuneral.com.

Betty loved sunflowers, or donations can be made in her honor to the USO or the Texas Oncology Foundation. 



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Elizabeth Parry Miller Stewart

Elizabeth Parry Miller Stewart, born December 20, 1927, passed away peacefully in her home in Georgetown on May 4, 2022. She is survived by her three daughters, Carol Lee Stewart Bible (Larry), Karen Leslie Stewart Langlois, and Ellen Janet Stewart Wade; her grandchildren Jason Paul Bible, Aaron Carl Bible, Jessica Ann Mokry Jonas Fletcher (Steven), David Bielss (Tara), Andreas Mario Wade, and Natalie Renae Wade (Maria). Elizabeth was also blessed by great-grandchildren Cameron Bible, Carson Bible, Corbin Ethan Jonas, Gwendolyn Grace Jonas, and Shara Wade. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Chilton Stewart, Jr., her mother, Violet Winston Miller and her brother, William Miller.

Elizabeth enjoyed a long, productive life. She worked for a car dealership in her youth, sold Avon, was a successful real estate agent, and finally ended her working career as a registered nurse. As a nurse, she worked in labor and delivery, surgery and ended her career as a psychiatric nurse. She was well-loved by her patients, doctors and staff. She well known for her cheerful demeanor no matter the situation and had deep compassion for all of her patients. After retirement, she volunteered with the Child Abuse Prevention Council in Nueces County, Texas, and later as a Stephen’s Minister for the First Baptist Church in Georgetown, Texas. Elizabeth was bright, cheerful, loving, compassionate and artistic, and always had a can-do attitude, which served her well in the many challenges she faced. Her sense of humor brightened many days, and she always knew how to make people feel comfortable, loved and valued. Her presence reflected a deep faith, love, joy and hope, and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. 

Services will be held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Killeen, Texas, on May 12 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Cal Farleys Ranch for Boys.

“Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.” Proverbs 31:29.

 



Published May 8, 2022


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Angie Lee Whitfield

Angie Lee Whitfield, age 79, of Burnet, Texas, passed away on May 1, 2022. She was born November 17, 1942, in Malvern, Arkansas. 

In 1962, Angie married Jerry Garrett. The couple lived in Sasebo, Japan; San Diego California; Phoenix, Arizona; and Olympia, Washington, before the family, including four boys, settled in Georgetown in 1977. 

Angie started working at the Veterans Administration in 1981 and worked there approximately 20 years, until she retired. 

Jerry passed away in 1983, and Angie met Georgetown native, Stan Whitfield, at a “parents without partners” group. She and Stan married in 1993. They lived in Georgetown until “it got too big” and moved to LaGrange and then settled in Burnet in 2003.

Stan passed away in 2015, and a couple of years later, Angie met friend and companion, Joe Colbert, at church and we are very grateful she had Joe (and his family) in her life these last five years.

Angie was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Burnet. Angie was an active volunteer as far back as the V.A. and continued to be throughout her life.  

Angie was an avid reader and enjoyed all genres, but murder mysteries, suspense and thrillers were her favorite. She kept fit by practicing yoga, walking and eating well (although she always ordered Mama’s catfish and fried okra).

Angie was a “darlin’” woman who was loved by everyone who knew her and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include sons Jay Garrett (Joanne), Mark Garrett, Jonathan Garrett (Nancy); step-daughters Jan Knight (Ronny), Brenda Eivens (Scott); granddaughters Morgan Palmer (Marc), Jordan Garrett; sister, Judy Green (Andrew); step-grandchildren, Cory Leeder (Courtney), Chelsea Leeder, Quinn Eivens, Ty Eivens; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Harlow and Angie Rose Ogilvie; husbands, Jerry Garrett and Stanley Whitfield and son, Damon Garrett.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas, 78628,

512-863-2564. You are invited to share a message or memory in their memorial guestbook at:

www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/georgetown-tx/angie-whitfield-10734326



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Richard Henry Reitmann

Richard Henry Reitmann, 100, went to be with our heavenly father on March 14, 2022. 

Richard (Dick), had an incredible mind and such a loving heart. He was a living history book sharing memories and wisdom until his passing. 

Dick knew his time for eternal rest was upon him. He was able to say goodbye to his children, daughter-in-law, grand children, and beloved caregiver. He spoke with each of them sharing his unconditional love and encouragement until our heavenly father took him home to rejoin his beloved Gloria, who passed away in January. We praise God for their example in our lives and the love story that they shared with us all. 

Dick was born in Redwing, Minnesota, on November 6, 1921. He graduated near the top of his class from West Point in June of 1943, and was the oldest living graduate. 

In 1946 he was assigned to the Atomic Bomb Troops Special Unit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1948, Dick retired from the Army but continued his work as a civilian in atomic bomb testing at the Los Alamos National Scientific Lab in New Mexico. 

In 1949, he married his wife, Gloria Reitmann. They celebrated 72 years of marriage. In 1952, he left the lab and attended the University of Iowa where he received his Ph.D in Physical Education in 1957. During that time jobs were scarce. Dick and Gloria decided to move back to Los Alamos, where Dick continued his groundbreaking work in weapons testing until he retired in 1985. 

Dick was always very active and participated in several senior Olympic triathlons and played softball into his eighties. Dick and Gloria moved to Georgetown in 2018 to be close to their son. 

Dick leaves behind his son, Bill Reitmann (Susan) of Georgetown, daughter, Leslie Sonnier (Mike) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, four grandchildren Amanda Owen (Ronnie) of Portland, Texas, Richard Reitmann of Portland, Texas, Robert Gowens (Liana) of Georgetown, and Laura Jones (Nick) of Humble, Texas. He also leaves behind four great-grandchildren, Ella Owen, Colt Owen, Liam Owen and Lyla Jones. He is survived by two sisters, Ann DiGenarro and Helen Rommereim, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

He will be remembered for his patience, his compassionate understanding and unwavering love and support of everyone around him. His warmth, wisdom, kindness and humor certainly made the world a better place to live. 



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Erma Evelynn Applegren (Argo) Patton

Erma Evelynn Applegren (Argo) Patton, 95, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Georgetown following a brief illness. 

She was born on November 9, 1926, in Wolf Point, Montana, to Alice Naomi Corbitt and John Helmer Applegren their children were Mary, Erma, Johnny, Arthur, and Paul. 

Her mother remarried to Cecil Argo following her divorce and had half-sister, Susan Argo. Erma lived in Wolf Point, Montana, Camas Prairie, Montana, and Elkton, Montana, while growing up. 

Erma met Charles Duane Patton and married January 23, 1948. They had four children; David Justin, born February 5, 1949 in Polson, Montana; Kathy Ann, born April 12, 1952, in Fort Collins, Colorado; Eva Lynn, bornJune 15, 1953, in Lamar, Colorado; and Brian Duane Patton Blythe, born 1955 in California. In 1963, they moved to Champaign, Illinois, while Duane completed his doctoral degree and then they moved to Ellensburg, Washington, until they retired in 1986, when they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico; and finally moved to Georgetown. 

Erma was an excellent seamstress and an avid quilter. She made over 30 quilts given to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her last quilt was a king size quilt which she made when she was 92. She made two daughters’ wedding dresses and several baptismal outfits. 

She was a very kind and caring person and always had a smile on her face with a positive attitude in her heart. She tried to find ways to help others and had a great volunteering spirit. She had a very “I would rather do it myself,” attitude and seldom accepted help. She never swore except to say “swear, swear,” and always wanted to do things the “proper” way. 

She and Duane made it a priority to visit family often even in Sweden. Many people received help from Erma and Duane when they needed it which made a huge difference. They always lived far from where they grew up, but family and friend visits remained a priority throughout their lives. 

Erma is survived by her four children; David Justin (Ive) Patton of Georgetown; Kathy Ann (Steve) D’Aurelio of Cary, North Carolina; Eva Lynn (Al) Tafoya of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Brian Duane Patton of Nashville, Tennessee. She is survived by eight grandchildren: Camelia (Davin) Fillpot, Anjelica (Travis) Motal, Michael (Caroline) D’Aurelio, Matthew (Julia) D’Aurelio, Heather Lewis Marcellas (Gerald) Chacon, Jared (Tiffany) Lewis, Mary Alice (Brian) Keller, Lucie Patton. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren including John Patton Keller born in May, 2022, and two step-great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother, Arthur Argo from Plains, Montana, and Paul Argo of Spokane, Washington; half-sister, Susan Argo (John) Boston as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

Erma is predeceased by her husband, Charles Duane Patton, 1922-2011, granddaughter, Christa Lynn D’Aurelio, 1984-1999, grandson, Sean Thomas Lewis 1984-2018, sister, Mary Allene Yeager (1925-1997), brother, John David Applegren Argo (1929-2005), Nephew, Johnny Yeager (1950-2000), daughter-in-law, Janet Patrice Patton, 1950-2009. Erma will be deeply missed by all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. May God bless you Mom, Grandma, Gigi, Aunt Erma and Erma! 

A memorial service will be at the convenience of the family by Cook Walden Davis Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers please contribute to San Gabriel Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden which Duane and Erma had a hand in creating! 5404 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas, 78633.

Phone: 512-868-0902



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Diane Spurlock Gregg

Diane Spurlock Gregg passed away on April 19, 2022.

She was a loving mother, a doting grandmother, a superb cook, and an amazing friend who was always the epitome of grace and elegance.

Diane is survived by her two daughters, Stacy Gregg Vaughn and Lisa Gregg Meadows, and three grandchildren, Austin Gregg, Ashley Meadows, and Sarah Vaughn.


 


Published May 4, 2022


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Ollie Jo Jacobson

Services for Mrs. Jacobson will be Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Corn Hill, with visitation starting at 9 a.m. and Mass starting at 10 a.m.  Burial will follow the Mass at Live Oak Cemetery in Youngsport, Texas.

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Ollie Jo (Hickman) Jacobson was born April 30, 1930 in Jarrell, Texas, to Eula Pearl (Cosper) Hickman and Roosevelt (R.V.) Hickman.  Ollie Jo attended school in Jarrell, Texas, where she lived into her early twenties before moving to Rossville, Kansas. 

She had become a beautician while in Kansas, owning a salon for many years before returning home to be closer to her family in Jarrell. For a time, she served as Hostess at the historic Stagecoach Inn.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jacobson, mother, Eula Pearl Collins, father, R.V. Hickman, brother, Robert Vernon Hickman, sisters, Billye Jean Crum, Merle Elaine James, a daughter, Judith Marie Scheid and son, Steven

Darnell Scheid.

She is survived by her sons, Jesse Patrick Jacobson, Steven Eugene Jacobson, Michael Craig Jacobson, a daughter, Patricia Ann Bridges and a brother, Glenn and wife Pat Collins and sister, June Hodges, cousin, Cherry Lou Angel, 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  

The family has requested in lieu of flowers those wishing to donate in memory of Ollie Jo Jacobson please consider choosing from the following: 

Live Oak Cemetery, Killeen, Texas- Live Oak Cemetery,  Glenn Collins, Assoc. President, 13245 State Highway 195, Killeen, Texas 76543; Salado/Cedar Valley Tornado Recovery Fund, United Way of Central Texas, 4 North Third Street, Temple. Texas 76501; Kindred Hospice, 2626 South 37th Street B, Temple, Texas 76504.

Broecker Funeral Home, Salado, is in charge of the arrangements.  Please visit the website to express your wishes at www.broeckerfuneralhome.com.



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Dennis Gene Busch

Dennis Gene Busch of Georgetown, passed away on April 16, 2022. Dennis was born to Charles and Peggy (Stark) Busch on January 7, 1950, in San Antonio.

Dennis graduated from John Marshall High School in San Antonio in 1968, playing the clarinet in the school band. Among his first jobs was the San Antonio HemisFair of 1968. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with honors in 1972 and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1976, supporting himself through both degrees. Dennis was the first person in his family to graduate from college.

Upon graduation in 1972, Dennis went to work for Texas Instruments before leaving to spend the remainder of his career at IBM as an electrical engineer and a manager, retiring in 2007. Dennis traveled extensively for IBM, making numerous business trips not just domestically, but to Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Dennis married Peggy Anne Goethe on June 14, 1975. To their union, sons Jeffrey Andrew in 1978 and Brian Allen in 1981 were born. They spent the first years of their marriage in Austin before spending the last 38 years in Georgetown.

Dennis had a lifelong love of freshwater and coastal fishing, and in recent years took up an interest in fly fishing. He also had an encyclopedic memory of classic and antique cars and airplanes. In his retirement years, he indulged his interests in genealogy research, gardening, working on home projects, listening to music, cooking and grilling, and traveling to new places with Peggy. Their time in retirement allowed them to indulge their lifelong love of Longhorn sports by attending numerous home and away games. Dennis especially loved spending time with family and friends, and was widely known both for his big heart, kindness, and sense of humor. Dennis was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend who was devoted to his family.

Dennis was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Busch, father, Charles Busch, Jr., father-in-law, Art Goethe, and his paternal and maternal grandparents. Dennis is survived by his wife, Peggy Anne Busch of Georgetown, son, Brian Busch of Austin, mother, Peggy Joyce Busch of Bergheim, and mother-in-law, Helen Goethe of Georgetown. He is also survived by sisters, Rebecca Busch and Cindy Valdez of Bergheim, sister-in-law, Susan Stanfield of Denton, brother-in-law, Gary Goethe of Georgetown, several aunts, nieces and nephews, and numerous friends that he made throughout his life.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, May 6, 2022, at

2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Georgetown with a reception following in the McKinney Center. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to The Caring Place of Georgetown or Brookwood in Georgetown (BiG), or the charity of your choice.



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William Travis ‘Bill’ Schillings

William Travis “Bill” Schillings, beloved brother of Charlotte Parramore, died peacefully at her home in Georgetown on April 6, 2022, at the age of 69. 

Bill was born on June 5, 1952, in Dallas to Leon “Pete” and Marjorie Schillings where he attended Dallas schools until graduation. Bill learned the building trades early on, working summers from age 14 at his father’s company, Tacker & Schillings. This early training blossomed into a life-long career in construction, as an independent contractor, carpenter, and tile setter. Bill was known for his work ethic and was happiest when busy. 

Another pastime revolved around his love of music. Taught by his father, Bill began his musical journey with the ukulele when he was five; his love of performing developed when he won a talent contest for his stirring rendition of “Me and Brother Bill Went Hunting.” He soon transitioned from the ukulele to a standard guitar and began performing in a band. His taste in music ranged from rock’n’roll, blues, country and western, and pop. Initially a part time avocation, Bill later hit the road, playing professionally across New Mexico. He moved to Georgetown in 2015, where he worked as a general handyman and enjoyed performing with his band, the Bayou Dawgs.  

Bill is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Luccia-Bette Fisher; son, Christopher Lee Schillings and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Jane Schillings; three granddaughters, Savannah Leigh Schillings, Allison Kate Schillings, and Lilia Felicia Fisher; and great-grandson, Jackson Lee Spencer. Bill is also survived by his sister, Charlotte, and brother-in-law, Leslie Wollam. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Leon “Pete” and Marjorie Schillings, and a brother, Peter Lee Schillings. 

Bill’s many friends enjoyed his sharp wit and droll sense of humor. He was a special kind of guy who was well loved and will be greatly missed.  




Archie Rebold, Jr., 9/4/1968 to 4/30/2022. Visitation: May 5, 2022, 5PM-7PM, Providence Funeral Home. Celebration of Life: May 6, 2022, 3PM, Providence Funeral Home, 807 Carlos Parker Blvd. NW, Taylor, TX 76574

 



Published May 1, 2022


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Robert L. Hazelwood

Robert L. Hazelwood, age 94, of Georgetown passed away on April 22, 2022. He was born on July 11, 1927, in Oakland, California, to Percy and Gertrude (Hanley) Hazelwood. After graduating from St. Joseph’s Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California in 1945, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1947. Bob received his Bachelor of Science, his Master of Science, and his Ph.D. (1958) in physiology from the University of California in Berkeley. He married Barbara Schultz on August 20, 1955. They had one daughter, AnnaMarie. 

Bob was a professor of physiology at the University of Houston for 35 years. He did a sabbatical in Edinburgh, Scotland, for one year. He also did a sabbatical in Thailand for a year. He returned to teach in Thailand for several more years during winter break from the University of Houston. He and Barbara moved to Georgetown in 1996.

Bob was a philatelist and enjoyed working with stamps from many parts of the world, but his emphasis was Southeast Asia. Bob also enjoyed gardening, both in his yard and in the vegetable garden.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara; his son-in-law, David Huset; and his grandson, Anthony Huset. He was preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers: John and Donald; and his daughter, AnnaMarie.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, 6571 Farm to Market 971, Florence, Texas, 76527. Military Honors will be rendered by the United States Navy. 

Mr. Hazelwood will be laid to rest at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward, California.



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Helen Rita Schwertner-Postma

Helen Rita Schwertner-Postma, 61, of Round Rock, Texas, left our world to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 24, 2022, unexpectedly. Helen was born August 8, 1960, in Jarrell to the late Felix Bernard Schwertner and Eleanora Marcella Lefner-Schwertner. 

A loving wife, mother, and grandmother she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Helen spent most of her career as a mechanical assembler and was married to her husband, Mark Postma, with whom she shared 25 years of marriage. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Jimmy Bernard Proctor, sister-in-law, Shirley Schwertner, and brother-in-law, Louis Blackmore. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory and carry on her legacy, her children: Christine Schwertner-Tovar and her husband, Mike Tovar, stepdaughter Heather Smyer and her husband, Dallas Smyer, Chloe Schwertner, and Markie Schwertner and her fiancé, Jeffrey V. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren: Cole Smyer, Zoe Ochoa, Krista Lara, Ashlyn Ochoa, Alysia Lara, Olivia Smyer, Nicholas Lara, Kaleb Smyer, Nevaeh Seelig, Jackson Smyer, and Evie Seelig. Helen was raised in Jarrell with her nine siblings, Dorothy Blackmore, Richard Schwertner, Susan Dotson, Joe Schwertner, Jacqueline Allison, Elaine Crane, John Schwertner, and Elizabeth Berumen. She also leaves behind 16 nieces and nephews along with their children.

 A service will be provided for her at the Holy Trinity Catholic church in Jarrell on May 4, 2022, at 10 a.m. 

The Schwertner and Postma family would like to give a special thank you to everyone for their care and support during this time.



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Doyle Lee Fulkes

Lee was born April 30, 1934, on Sunset Ranch, Travis County, Nameless Road, in Leander, Texas, to parents Lura Crumbly Fulkes and Charlie Fulkes.

Lee came to Georgetown in 1962 after Texas Crushed Stone moved from Austin. Lee was employed at Texas Crushed Stone for 48 years, retiring in 2000 as Vice President of Production. 

Lee was a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge 89 and First United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Lee served Georgetown on the Planning and Zoning Board and two terms on the Georgetown City Council.

Lee was happiest when he was working, fishing, hunting, traveling with family and friends or helping someone. 

Lee married the love of his life, Margaret Crider, on April 30, 1955, at First Methodist Church of Leander. They were blessed with two children, Donnell Lance and Katherine Lura and one grandson, Bradley Allen Bohanan.

Lee is preceded in death by his parents, C. G. Fulkes and Lura Fulkes, in-laws, Otto Crider and Katherine Crider, brother, C.W. Fulkes, Charles Fulkes and sister, Nelba Law; also brothers-in-law, Carl Laeo and J.R. (Bob) Crider; sisters-in-law, Mildred Fulkes and Zora Mae Fulkes.

Lee is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret Crider Fulkes; son, Donnell and wife, Libby Hogue; daughter, Kathy Bohanan and fiancé, Ronnie Sandefur; grandson, Bradley Bohanan; sister, Betty Roe and husband, Sonny Roe and sister-in-law, Nancy Crider, with many nieces and nephews.

Pall bearers are L.A. Rutledge, Larry Ray, Charlie Turner, Gary Brenkley, Mark Dixon, Russell Rutledge and honorary pall bearers Leo Wood.

The family would like to thank the staff of Accent Care Hospice and Park Place Care Center. 

A visitation was held at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown, Texas on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The burial took place the following morning at Bagdad Cemetery, Leander officiated by Reverend Doyle Flukes.



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Marjorie ‘Peggy’ Jones Carlson

Marjorie “Peggy” Jones Carlson, age 105, passed died on April 22, 2022. 

Peggy was born July 17, 1916, in Middletown, Connecticut, to Griffith L. Jones and Marjorie Fisher Jones. She graduated from Middletown High School in  1934 and Bouve Boston School of Physical Education in 1939.

Peggy Married Burton A. Carlson on June 28, 1941. They moved to Arlington, Texas, in 1949 with their three children. 

While raising her children, Peggy served as President of the P.T.A., was a Club Scout Leader, and held numerous positions in her church. She implemented a summer swim  program for the City of Arlington Recreation Department and that program is still in effect today! Peggy was an active member and swim instructor for the Red Cross (water safety) program for 60 years. She was also a member of the Robert Gilbert Livington chapter of the DAR. 

She was always an avid sports advocate as well as an artist. She pursued her interest in art later in life and enjoyed paining manu fields of bluebonnets and other Texas scenes. She touched many lives with her sense of adventure, her enthusiasm for all games and sports, her unique paintings and her zest for life. 

Peggy is preceded in death by her husband, Burton A. Carlson, her three brothers; Leeman Jones, Allan Jones and Robert Jones; her daughter-in-law, Georgia Hill; three nieces and one nephew. 

She is survived by her sons; B. Robert Carlson (Vicki) and Dennis R. Carlson (Cathy); daughter, Marjianne Sikes (Nick); grandchildren, Robin Stevens (Chris), Dana Dragon (Chris), Grady Sikes (Kaye), and Nikki Case (Dan); great-grandchildren, Erica (Max), Kathryn, and Jenna Stevens; Kendall and Jackson Dragon; Cady and Ashley Sikes and Christopher Case.

There will be a family graveside service in Arlington at a later date.