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June 2022

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Published June 26, 2022


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Carol Diana Halko

Carol Diana Halko, 73, passed away peacefully in her home in Georgetown on June 20, 2022. 

She was surrounded by her loved ones, including loving husband Dr. Gary John Halko, who tenderly cared for her through her last breaths. 

Carol was born to Lt. Col. Chester Steele and Marilynn Steele in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on August 4, 1948. She has a younger sister, Cindi Stowell. 

The Steele family traveled with their father in his military career. As an infant, Carol lived in Japan shortly after World War II. She also lived in Hawaii twice before the Steeles settled in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Carol met her beloved Gary in ballroom dance classes at Nevada Southern University, which later become the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received her degree in English literature with a minor in political science. 

Carol and Gary were married at the St. Frances Catholic Church in Las Vegas on Sept. 5, 1970. They lived in Seattle, Washington, where Gary completed dental school. The couple dwelled in Neah Bay, Washington, before returning to Nevada—first to Las Vegas then to Yerington. Later, they moved to Georgetown to be near their children.

The Halkos have four children—Elizabeth Wirtz, David Halko, Benjamin Halko and Suzanne Featherston—and seven grandchildren ranging from two to 19.  

Carol loved Jesus and her family, dedicating her life to being a loving wife and mother. She adored roses, romance, song, dance and big family dinners. She had a stunning smile that warmed hearts, and a nurturing way that led many to call her a second mother.

The family celebrated Carol’s life at an intimate graveside service at Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery in Georgetown on June 23. Her body rests in the St. Frances section of the garden, and her soul is rejoicing in heaven with God.

Sympathies can be sent to Dr. Gary Halko at 1309 South Elm Street, Georgetown, Texas, 78626.



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Wanda Minyard

Wanda Minyard, age 89, of Georgetown passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022. She was born on December 9, 1932, to Essie and Alma Mitchell in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, the youngest child, joining three brothers and one sister. Wanda grew up in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, and Woodlake, California, attending school in both locations. Wanda returned to Hartshorne to finish high school and graduated in 1951. During these years, Wanda enjoyed sports, and was part of the Girls’ Athletic Association in high school, playing basketball and other team sports.

After graduating from high school, Wanda worked as a telephone operator and as a bank teller in Hartshorne until she married Frank Minyard, whom she had known since childhood, on June 5, 1959, in Beatrice, Nebraska. They were married for 62 years, living in Kansas City, Missouri, Madison, Alabama, and finally in Georgetown. They had two children, Bill and Lisa. Wanda enjoyed being a stay-at-home mother until her children graduated from high school. She then worked as an accounts payable clerk at Southwestern University in Georgetown from 1981 to 1996.

After retiring from Southwestern University, Wanda volunteered at The Caring Place in Georgetown for a number of years. She also enjoyed taking trips to Alaska and Hawaii with family and friends. She was a member of Wellspring Methodist Church in Georgetown. But most of all, Wanda loved being a grandmother to her three grandchildren.

Wanda had many interests: playing tennis and badminton, sewing, painting, and quilting. She was an expert dominos player; beating anyone in the family without effort.

Wanda is preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents, Essie and Alma Mitchell; her brothers, Bruce, J.B., and Bill and sister Mogene. She is survived by her son, Bill Minyard of Fort Worth; her daughter, Lisa Minyard-Davis of Pflugerville; and three grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, and Mitchell. She was full of life and loved her family wholeheartedly. Wanda was loved and will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff of The Wesleyan Assisted Living at Laurel Hall and Wesleyan Hospice in Georgetown for the love and care given to Wanda.

Wanda will be laid to rest, alongside her husband, Frank, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wilburton, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation are appreciated.



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Julia R. Ribera

Julia R. Ribera, 83, widow, born January 31, 1939, in Georgetown passed away peacefully at home on June 19, 2022, from natural causes.

Julia is survived by her four children, son, Raymond Ribera, Jr., wife, Tami Unroe , daughter, Eva Dominguez-Hernandez and spouse, Miguel Dominguez-Hernandez, sons, Lee Ribera and Tony Ribera, two grandsons, Henry Lance Hattley and Hector Lewis Hattley, three great-grandsons, Cadence Hattley, Coda Hattley, and Canon Hattley and one sister, Dora Zavala.

Julia was a devoted Catholic and would extend a helping hand to anyone. Julia helped take care of several nieces and nephews over the years.

We would like to say special thank you to cousin Dora Canals who called every day to check on Julia’s well-being and even sent over food from time to time. Dora Canals was a blessing to the family.

Please join us at Gabriels Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 393 North Interstate Highway 3,5 Georgetown, Texas, 78628 on June 29, 2022, from 6 - 8 p.m.



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Barbara W. Meeder (Barb)

Barbara W. Meeder (Barb) passed away peacefully at her home in Sun City on June 23, 2022. She and Charles (Chuck), her husband, lived in Sun City since moving here from Pennsylvania in 1998. 

Born on March 24, 1934, Barbara was the only child of Gladys and James D. Wilson of Queens, New York. Barb attended Forest Hills High School in New York where she met Chuck.  After high school, she worked while pursuing a degree until becoming a legal secretary for a New York firm near Wall Street. 

Chuck and Barb married in June 1957 at Church in the Gardens in Forest Hills. Chuck’s career took them to the Philadelphia area in the early 60s where their two children were born. Another move took them to Zelienople, Pennsylvania, where Chuck took over the family insurance and real estate business. 

While raising her young family, Barbara volunteered at the public library and historical society. Barb was an avid reader, adventurous cook and enjoyed countless afternoons sailing with Chuck and the kids. In their 50s, Barb and Chuck took ballroom dancing lessons, and they spent the next 20 years gliding around many dance floors until Chuck passed in 2018. 

Barbara is survived by her son, Brad, daughter, Kim (Rosenmeier), son-in-law, Jon Rosenmeier and grandson, Evan. Donations in her memory can be made to The Caring Place or the Georgetown Public Library.

 



Published June 22, 2022


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Gary Don Lee

Gary Don Lee, 77, was born in Creston, Iowa, on October 21, 1944. He was greeted in Heaven by countless family members and favorite pets on June 19, 2022. His deceased parents, Raymond and Mandy Lee, loved him and supported him through school, sports, and just being a friendly man. 

He married Patricia Rose McMullen on January 27, 1967, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. It was a cold night, 19 degrees below zero. And after the ceremony, they did a hastily move to Reno, Nevada, where they each attended the University of Nevada. Gary received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, as well as taught classes, did research, and learned to play golf.

As a chemist, Gary worked in New York for Texico, Inc., Staley Manufacturing Company in Decatur, Illinois, and landed in Austin where he was a part owner of Premium Polymers. While living for 30 years at Berry Creek in Georgetown, Gary played as much golf as possible, and especially enjoyed his “Liars’s Dice” friends.

Preceding Gary in death are his parents, his brothers, Kennith and Dennis and his wife, Ruth. Gary has grieved the loss of many uncles, the favorite being Rollin Daly.

Gary is survived by Patty, his wife of 55 years; his sons; Bart of Georgetown, and Tony of Las Vegas, Nevada; his sister-in-law, Kathleen Smith and brother-in-law, John Smith. Gary has many nieces and nephews, who loved him and spent many hours with him, more recently on the telephone.

A memorial service will be held noon on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 311 East University in Georgetown, 78628. In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made to St. John’s or the charity of your choice.



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George Paul Glady, Sr. 

George Paul Glady, Sr. of Georgetown passed away on June 10, 2022, at the age of 89. 

He was born to Charles and Mary Glady on January 14, 1933, in Rosemont, West Virginia. George grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.

George is survived by Kay, the love of his life, who he married in 1957. George is also survived by daughters, Teresa Johnson, Janice Van Cleave (Steve), son, George Glady, Jr., grandchildren, Jennifer Gobin (Cody), Leanna Johnson (Brady Leggett), Christina Prendergast (Sean), Andrea Van Cleave (Patrick Weightman), great-grandchildren, Calvin Prendergast, Miles Prendergast, Benjamin Prendergast, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

George was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Mary Glady, brothers, John Glady, Charles (Marie) Glady, Paul Glady, and sisters, Mary Wasylko (Frank) and Ann Langley (Quentin).

George cherished his wife and family. His life revolved around providing for and protecting them. His ambitious and determined spirit allowed him to overcome many obstacles to achieve success in his career. 

He first served 27 years in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. He then served another 10 years working for General Dynamics. He had a fierce love for his country and served in Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. He completed his bachelor’s degree while serving in the Army at Chaminade University of Honolulu. 

After retirement, George kept busy by working on his cars, house projects, and his woodworking hobby (in which he excelled). He made beautiful and timeless pieces for his family that will forever be cherished, including baby cribs that have been used for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, beginning at 10 a.m. with burial and military honors to follow at IOOF Cemetery.



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Dorothy D. Baumbach

Dorothy D. Baumbach, age 97 of Georgetown (formerly of Seguin) passed away on June 10, 2022. Dorothy (Dot as she was known by her friends) was born on November 7, 1924, in Thrall to George Dollinger and Eleanor (Fuchs) Dollinger. After her graduation from Thrall High School, Dot continued her education at Cameron School of Commerce, then Texas Lutheran College where she received an Associate of Arts degree. She then moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Capital University and then back to Texas Lutheran College to complete the State requirements for Life-time Certification in Elementary Education in 1958.

In 1960, Dot started her teaching career in Thrall, but is mostly remembered as a beloved second grade teacher at Jefferson Avenue. Elementary School in Seguin, where she spent the majority of her 20 plus year teaching career.

Dot was very active in Church, school and other community activities. Always willing to volunteer her time and efforts and was never shy to take on organizing or leadership roles when she saw the need. Always willing to pitch in, lend a hand and share her thoughts and experiences. Dot loved her time with her women friends, whether with Women of the ELCA, Bible study group, book club, quilting or card games, these where all special times for her.

On September 7, 1947, she married Bernard (Bernie) Baumbach of Anaheim, California. Soon thereafter, Dot and Bernie found their way to Seguin, where they spent the next 50 years raising their two sons, Paul and Karl. Dot and Bernie loved to travel with their friends. Over the years they traveled throughout the U.S., Canada, Western Europe and Australia. 

In 2002, Dot and Bernie moved to Georgetown where she continued to be active in the church through women’s study groups and quilting for Lutheran World Relief. She also stayed active in the Sun City community via book club and regular bridge and mahjong games.

Dot is proceeded in death by her husband of 72 years, Bernard Baumbach, her parents, George and Eleanor Dollinger and her sister, Virginia Prikryl.

Dot is survived by her sons, Bernard Paul Baumbach (Leslie) of East Bend, North Carolina, and Karl Baumbach (Essie) of Georgetown; grandchildren, Michael Baumbach of South Burlington, Vermont; Morgan Baumbach of Austin, Amy Steinhoff (Peter) of Essex Junction, Vermont, Kyle Baumbach of Asheville, North Carolina, and great-grandchild, Max Steinhoff of Essex Junction, Vermont.

The family would like to extend their appreciation for all the care and love that Dot received from the caregivers and staff at The Delaney at Georgetown Village and Traditions Health. Thank you for your help and kindness.

A memorial service celebrating Dot’s life is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on June 28, 2022, at Christ Lutheran Church, 510 Luther Drive, Georgetown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  

Texas Lutheran University - Baumbach-Dollinger Scholarship for Overseas Study
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, Texas 78155

Or

Christ Lutheran Church
510 Luther Drive
Georgetown, Texas 78628

 



Published June 19, 2022


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Carl Whitworth

Carl Nelson Whitworth, Sr., 87, of Kosse, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Carl was born to Homer and Ida Mae (Farr) Whitworth on March 22, 1935, in San Angelina County. He married Peggy Lewis on February 15, 1958, at Allendale Baptist Church in Houston. They were married for 64 years before her passing on April 8, 2022, and they are now reunited in heaven.

Carl was a journeyman electrician for 35 years and worked for NASA/Johnson Space Center. He was involved in the technical development and maintenance of all of the Apollo missions. He then worked as a maintenance electrician/manager for the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, Colorado, from 1971-1993 and managed five departments of trade workers.

Carl was a self-taught musician who could play the guitar, piano, banjo, and harmonica by ear. He was also a gifted gardener and built his and Peggy’s home in Westcliffe, Colorado. He never missed an opportunity to show those around him love and compassion.

Carl lived in Kosse for the past nine years, and previously lived in Westcliffe, Colorado, from early 1990 - 2013; Pueblo, Colorado, from 1973 to the early 1990s; Pasadena, Texas, from 1962 -1973; and Houston from 1958 - 1962. He was most recently a member of the Reagan Baptist Church and was an ordained deacon. He worked for years with Royal Ambassadors and in ministry to nursing homes. Carl was also a proud supporter of the Trias Foundation.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Peggy Whitworth; three sisters; three brothers; and one grandson, Marty Whitworth.

He is survived by his daughters, Beth Wynell McClary and husband, David, of Georgetown, and Veronica Whitworth, of Pueblo, Colorado; sons, Carl Nelson Whitworth, Jr., and wife, Marta, of Kosse and Robert Whitworth of Pueblo, Colorado; sisters, Ola Mae Griffith, of Houston, and Betty Whitworth, of Dibol; and brothers, Bennie Whitworth and wife, Kathy, of Etoile and Vernis Whitworth and wife, Elizabeth, of Etoile.
He is also survived by 18 grandchildren: Tina (Kevin), Shannon, Melanie (Eric), Michael Nelson (Yvonne), Michael, Robert, Wesley, Jessica, Matthew (LaDeidre), Michelle, Marcus, LaDerious, Mariposa, Christina, Cheyanne, Jasmine, Karma, and Athena; 11 great-grandchildren: Daylan, Issac, Joseph, Elizabeth, Elijah, Travis, Damien, Victoria, Ray, Brandon, and Selah; and two great-great-grandchildren: Eko Nesta and Makai.

Memorial services are set for Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Reagan Baptist Church at
2 p.m.



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Elda Steury

Elda Mae Steury danced her way into heaven the morning of June 4, 2022, after spending 34,490 days (more than 94 years) bringing light and joy to others during her temporary assignment here on earth. Throughout her life, she faithfully served God, worked hard, loved to have fun, and viewed life as an adventure.

Elda was born in an upstairs apartment on National Street in Springfield, Missouri, on December 29, 1927, the eldest child of Dossie and Opal Farris. She was 22 months old when the stock market crashed in 1929. As a child of the Great Depression, Elda grew up very poor. To save money, the family moved frequently — Elda seldomly completed a year in the same school. Although they had little, Elda said she never felt she was missing anything. She grew up playing simple games with her younger brother, Don, and sister, Bonnie, surrounded by extended family and love.

As a teenager, she lived through World War II and recalled writing soldiers who threw out their addresses to the girls lining the streets to wave when troop caravans drove through town. She attended Springfield High School where she met her lifelong friend Mary Shelton — the two have remained close to this day. She graduated high school in 1946 and went to work at Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator, which involved manually patching calls through a switchboard. Her first husband, Joe Stewart, whom she married at age 19, was killed tragically in a motor scooter accident that occurred 10 days after their wedding. Elda was injured in the accident but survived.

Later, Elda met James Steury, also from Springfield, on a blind date. The couple married in 1952 and moved to Oklahoma. Their union lasted 53 years and resulted in two children: Larry Edward and Linda Ellen. James and Elda spent most of their married life in Sapulpa and were 50-year members of the Double Ring class at First Christian Church in Tulsa. It was through the Double Ring class that they were introduced to square dancing, which became a 25-year passion. The couple was proud to serve one year as president of the Double Ring club and spent many nights and weekends clothed in their favorite square dance attire happily swirling to the calls of Do-Si-Do.

During her life, Elda worked as a waitress and car hop, telephone operator, admission clerk at Bartlett Memorial Hospital, and employee at Security National Bank in Sapulpa, but her primary job was caring for her family. When James fell ill in 2001 with Parkinson’s Disease, Elda became his full-time caregiver, selflessly attending to all his needs for the next five years. Following James’ death, Elda lived 10 years in Sun City, which she enjoyed immensely, filling her time with group board and card games featuring snacks that indulged her sweet tooth, more square dancing, and a fulfilling social life that included many friends and neighbors.

Her gentle, sweet disposition paired with an ever-sharp mind was the undoing of most opponents who dared to play against her. She served as a deacon at San Gabriel Presbyterian Church in Georgetown, but due to declining health was forced to leave this area she so loved in 2017. She spent her final five years living with her daughter, Linda, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where she was cared for and loved by many.

Elda is survived by son, Larry Steury, and his wife, Phyllis, of Austin, daughter Linda Vosburgh, and her husband, David, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, grandchildren, Alex Vosburgh, Sarah Steury, Kelly Hoyt, and Scott Vosburgh, sisters-in-law, Margaret Barnes and Mary Reed, nieces, Barbara Hoaglin, Debbie Bracken, Reta Adams, and nephews, Brad and Jeff Farris. She is preceded in death by husbands, James Steury and Joe Stewart, brother, Don Farris, sister, Bonnie Hoaglin, and many other family members and friends.

A celebration of Elda’s life officiated by Gary Sheely will be held Monday, June 20, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Green Hill Funeral Home, 400 E. Teel, Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Friends are welcome to attend.
In her memoirs, Elda wrote, “as I look to the future, and the time when I will leave this earthly body behind, I look forward to the next great adventure, for the best is yet to come.”



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Dolores Kelley

Dolores Ann Elizabeth Grohman Kelley passed away peacefully at home on the morning of June 12, 2022. She was born in Bastrop on July 13, 1944, to Ben and Olga Grohman. Dolores graduated from Bastrop High School in 1962.

After high school, she worked at the phone company and waitressed putting herself through nursing school while raising her daughter. She graduated from nursing school in 1972. After years of working as an LVN in various health settings she went to work at the IRS processing tax returns as well as working at some local tax offices.
Dolores loved to work and had many hobbies. She sold Avon and Tupperware. She so diligently clipped coupons and mailed in for rebates that sometimes the stores would owe her money back when buying groceries. Her greatest passion was reading the Bible. She chose to live a humble life devoted to God and to show kindness to everyone she encountered.

She and her late husband, Pat, married in 1985. She helped him with the farming and raising animals. They would make and build crafts selling them at various consignment venues and shops throughout the area until he became ill. She then had a booth at a flea market in Jarrell where she would spend weekends working while caring and visiting with Pat in the nursing home.

Chandee, her granddaughter, was her pride and joy. She enjoyed taking care of her and watching her pursue her early adventures in life. She was there to cheer her on and offer her wise advice.
Dolores is proceeded in death by her husband, Pat Kelley, and sister, Joyce Honeycutt. She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie (Brett) Bachmeyer, of Taylor, brothers, Donald Grohman, of Taylor and Eugene (Linda) Grohman, of Ocala, Florida. Stepsons, Fred (Trudy) Kelley and Paul Kelley, both of Walburg. Granddaughter, Chandee Bachmeyer and numerous other cousins, nieces, and nephews as well as her step grand and great-grandchildren.

At Dolores’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Instead, she would encourage everyone to be kind to others and to help another in need.



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John Thomas Cole Sr.

John “Johnny” Cole, age 90, passed away on June 2, 2022, in Collins, Mississippi. He was born on July 11, 1931, to Pete and Annie Cole of Georgetown. He married the love of his life, Elise Julienne Beaumont, on February 13, 1955, of Baldwin, New York.

John started his newspaper career working for Mr. Scarbrough at the Sun and finished his career as a Composing Room foreman for Newsday on Long Island.
After graduation from Georgetown High School, John and many of his boyhood friends enlisted in the Navy, he served on the U.S.S. Chauncey during the Korean War. He loved sharing his experiences on ship and everyone loved listening to him tell his stories. John was an active member of the Georgetown community, he was a volunteer fireman, coached fastpitch women’s softball and assisted at St. Helen Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Elise Cole; his parents, Pete and Annie Cole; his sisters, Maddie, Mabel and Jimmie Doris; his brothers, Vaughn Moody and Maurice Dean.
John is survived by his daughter, Elise Cole Bannon; son, John T. Cole Jr., and wife, Kathy; granddaughter, Danielle Simpson; grandson, Michael Bannon and wife, Brittney; great-grandchildren, Grant W. Simpson IV, Cole Thomas Simpson, Reese Bannon Simpson, Brittain Rose Bannon and Michael Thomas Bannon Jr.; sister-in-law, Claire Sullivan and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Sunday, June 26, from 4-7 p.m., at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst, Texas. Celebration of mass on Monday, June 27, at 10 a.m., at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Bedford, Texas. John will be laid to rest at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas at 1:30 p.m.

John was known by many names, but the dearest to his heart were — Daddy, Dad, Granddaddy and G-daddy. This wonderful soul will be missed forever by so many.



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Barbara Smith

Barbara Maxine Armstrong Smith, age 85, went to our lord on June 6, 2022, resident of Georgetown, Texas. Barb was the first born daughter of Clarence Luther Armstrong and Opal Maxine Heslep. Barb was born on March 12, 1937, in Putnam Texas, but raised in Jal, New Mexico. After high school, Barb was studying in Tucson, Arizona, and that is when she found the love of her life. Dick and she danced the night away on the night they met. She fell in love with him while nursing him back to health following a car accident shortly after they met. Barbara and Richard married on June 15, 1957.

Barb was a strong woman who raised four boys (she called all of them George, and you better bet they answered) meanwhile her husband was defending our country. Being a military wife was hard, but she never gave up on the life she chose. Barb enjoyed traveling the world and living abroad in Spain, and Germany and many state side locations. Her favorite past time was to get lost in a good book. Barb had a long career as a dental assistant, and co-owning with her spouse, Baskin Robbins, Ranchers Meat Market, and Art’s Amusements. After retiring Barb volunteered with victims services in Clovis, New Mexico, Graham, Texas, and Georgetown. Barbara was a dedicated member of Eastern Star and absolutely selfless when it came to the needs of others.

Barb was a friend for life to everyone who was honored enough to meet her. Barb never gave up on you, even when we tried to give up on ourselves.

If Barb was close there was a cozy bed and a warm meal. She was always game to try anything or help others achieve their goals. Her love and dedication will live on in all her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick) L. Smith Jr., son, Kenneth W. Smith, stepson, Jeffrey L. Smith. Barbara’s survivors include Gabby. her beloved Dachshund, children; Russel C. Smith, of Portales, New Mexico, Randall B. Smith, of Georgetown, Scott and Bobbie Jean Smith, of Italy, Texas; brother; Gene Armstrong, of Jal, New Mexico, sister; Kay Cadenhead, of Houston. Grandchildren, Amber Smith, Ryan Smith, Arron Smith, Jessaca Smith & Shane Hvamstad, Kameron & Jennifer Smith, Tiffanie Smith and Jordan Browning, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial service for Barbara Smith will be Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Service begins at 10 a.m. Location: Central Texas Veterans Cemetery 11463 State Highway 195 Killeen, Texas, 76542



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Benny Hyde

Benny Keith Hyde, 74, passed away on Sunday, June 12, just two days shy of his 75th birthday.

Benny was born in Greenville, Texas, on June 14, 1947, to the late Waymon and Elta Hyde. He attended East Texas State University in Commerce, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order and studied accounting. After graduation, Ben began his 33-year career with the Internal Revenue Service, where he worked with companies around the world as an International tax manager. He also had a pivotal role as the petroleum industry program manager. He earned the Albert Gallatin Award for outstanding service upon retirement. After leaving the Treasury Department, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for eight years as a tax director.

Ben enjoyed all sports and, in later life, especially golf. He was a huge fan of Dallas teams including the Mavericks, Rangers, and “his” Cowboys. His years in retirement were spent enjoying golf with his Sun City “Bushwackers” and “Hackers” and his college friends, volunteering at his grandchildren’s elementary school, and spending time with his beloved family. He was a man of God who “walked the walk and talked the talk.” Ben was the kindest, most patient man who gave generously and never met a stranger. The man could tell stories — most of which were true.

Ben is preceded in death by his parents, Waymon and Elta (Tompkins) Hyde, brother, Waymon Jerry Hyde, and son, Stephen Hyde.
Ben is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marilyn (Schwenn), his daughter, Sara and husband, David Schmidt of Round Rock, grandchildren, Anna, Catherine, and Charles Schmidt, sister, Judy and husband, Bill Waddle, of Lancaster, California, and numerous nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held on June 30 at 7 p.m. at Ramsey Funeral Home in Georgetown. A celebration of life will be held in Dallas at a later date, followed by a burial at Merit Cemetery.



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Betty Bradford

Betty Vertrees Bradford went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 13, 2022. Betty was born on December 15, 1922.


An only child, but blessed with many friends and family, she was born in Mercedes, Texas, and grew up in Donna, Texas. Betty graduated from the University of Texas Austin in 1944 with a degree in Elementary Education. She then met Army Air Corp pilot, Carl W. Bradford, a B-26 bomber in WWII who had been stationed in North Africa. Three months later they wed on April 8, 1945. Betty and Carl spent 30 years in the U.S. Air Force and had wonderful experiences in Japan, Iceland, Alaska, Washington D.C., New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
Betty sang for many functions and was always in the church choir wherever they were stationed. After moving to Georgetown to be near family, Betty and Carl joined First Presbyterian Church. Betty was a member of the choir and volunteered as a Logos Table Parent with Carl.

She also volunteered with Meals on Wheels and The Children’s Advocacy Center.
Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Col. Carl W. Bradford and her infant son, Robert Vertrees Bradford.


Betty and Carl are survived by their children, Carl W. Bradford, Jr., Colonel David H. Bradford, U.S. Army Retired, and Carole Bradford Foster; their son-in-law, Brian Foster; daughter-in-law, Pam Bradford; their six grandchildren, Amy Bradford, Benjamin Bradford, Meredith Paden, Benjamin Foster, Lisa Daleiden and William Foster; and 11 great-grandchildren, Kira, Matthew, Abigail, Ethan, Henry, Isaac, Levi, James, Violet, Ramona, and Evelyn.


Betty’s children remember her beautiful singing voice, her commitment to their hobbies and education, and her wonderful southern cooking.


Many thanks to the Wesleyan Assisted Living and the Wesleyan Hospice for their kindness and care during her last few years. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wesleyan Hospice Program are requested. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.



 

Lloyd Dean

Lloyd (Sonny) Dean, 89, of Georgetown, went to his eternal home on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Sonny was born into this world on October 19, 1932, to Lowell and Alma Dean in Rocky Hollow, near Andice. He married his love of 69 years, Janice Ruth Fletcher, on February 28, 1953. Mr. Dean served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 with the 503 Military Police at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was honorably discharged as a Lance Corporal, and received the National Defense Service Medal.

Following his military service, Sonny worked for Williamson County Precinct 1, Road District for 28 years. One of his favorite past times was working with wood, whether he was whittling a new figure, constructing his own fiddle, or building cabinets and drawers for the house. Sonny enjoyed every opportunity he got to spend time fishing as well. He also had a great love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sonny spent many hours mowing yards for other members of his community in his retired years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lowell and Alma Dean of Andice, as well as his in-laws, R.D. and Ella (Jordan) Fletcher of Georgetown. Mr. Dean is survived by his loving wife, Janice (Fletcher) Dean of Georgetown, two daughters, Diane (Dean) Homeyer and Dena (Dean) Parker, both of Georgetown, granddaughter, Amanda (Mandy) Homeyer of Hutto, grandson, Michael Homeyer and wife, Lisa of Georgetown, granddaughter, Kacy (Parker) Mikes and husband, Jeremy of Georgetown, and great-grandkids, Scott Homeyer, Rob Homeyer, Bruce Homeyer, Colter Mikes and Kylie Mikes.

He was laid to rest on June 14, a the IOOF Cemetery in Georgetown.



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Ronald Gordon Fox

Ronald Gordon Fox was born on March 5, 1965, and went to be with the Lord on June 3, 2022, at the age of 57. 

He was happily married to his wife, Tomie Fox, for 33 years, a loving father to his four children, and a pastor to all for 22 years. He loved his family and took so much pride in being a grandfather to his nine precious grandchildren. 

He never met a stranger and always looked for any opportunity to minister and help others. He was a simple man; you could always find him outside working on a project. He was known to always have someone else’s car in the driveway that he was working on. 

He really found joy in having people over for a meal, he was known for his delicious gumbo and amazing breakfast skillet. He never missed an opportunity to take the grandkids on a tractor or lawnmower ride. 

He loved to get his kids on stage to do any impromptu performance, even if they weren’t prepared. He enjoyed working with his hands, whether it be building something for one of his grand kids, working on something for the farm, a project for one of his loved ones, and helping one of the many people he ministered to.

One of his favorite verses was Philippians 4:8-9. It says:

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.



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Victor Brooks Bouldin

Victor Brooks Bouldin of Georgetown, Texas, passed away on May 17, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was 82. 

Brooks was born on March 14, 1940, to Leslie Caroline “Barbara” Blackburn Bouldin and Victor William Bouldin in Houston, Texas. He attended Lamar High School before spending two years at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and graduating from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. After college, Brooks joined the United States Coast Guard Reserves and became a real estate broker/ developer in Houston.

He met the love of his life, Judy Beth Richards of Houston, on a blind date in 1966 and quickly decided that they would marry. Brooks and Judy had two sons, William Brian, born in 1967, and Richard Bradley, born in 1969. Brooks was a loving husband and father who enjoyed family vacations, rooting for Houston sports teams, and fishing.

Brooks was an avid golfer and outdoorsman, but his absolute passion was fly fishing. He tied his first fly at the age of 16 before a trip to Yellowstone National Park. In 1976, Brooks co-founded the Texas Flyfishers of Houston and spent the rest of his life sharing his enjoyment of the sport. He opened the Angler’s Edge outdoors store in 1986, providing Texas fishermen with high quality fly rods, reels, fly tying materials, books, and equipment. Angler’s Edge also organized fishing expeditions to destinations in Texas, Colorado, Montana, Alaska, Canada, Belize, and Christmas Island. Brooks was an accomplished fly tyer and designed new fly patterns such as the Brooks’ Shrimp, Brooks’ Banshee, and BetterBugs.

He and Judy moved to Georgetown, Texas, in 2001 to be near their two sons, their families, and his sister-in-law, Marjorie and her husband, William Duffy. Shortly thereafter, he co-founded the San Gabriel Fly Fishers Club. Brooks is survived by his sister Barbara Hanes of Houston, his sons, Brian and his wife, Shari of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Brad and his wife, Julie of Leander, and five grandchildren, Brady, Victoria, Jacob, Peter, and Leta. His love, advice, and fly fishing expertise will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Texas Fly Fishers of Houston, or the San Gabriel Fly Fishers of Georgetown.



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John Matthew Peter Carchedi

John Matthew Peter Carchedi, 72, of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2022. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, on September 21, 1949, and raised in Lowellville, Ohio, John was the eldest son of Frank and Nancy Carchedi and brother to Jim and Tom. In 1990, John married Joy Perry and became stepfather to Kathryn, Karolyn and Turner.

A 1967 graduate of Lowellville High School, John played on his high school’s football team and in the Lowellville Softball League. John was a graduate of Youngstown State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology where he played intramural sports, was a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and the Newman Club. 

After his college graduation, John headed south to further his education and received a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Mississippi State University, moving on soon after to begin post graduate work at Auburn University. He accepted a position at George Corley Wallace Community College in Selma, Alabama, where he was a professor of psychology until he retired. A longtime resident of Selma and Valley Grande, John made his mark at Wallace as an instructor who deeply cared about his students’ success and pushed them to achieve high standards. 

John was a fierce competitor and, on a trip back to Ohio in the 1980’s, he went on a seven-mile run with his brother, Jim, after which he was “hooked.” John continued running, even after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and competed in hundreds of local and regional races over the years, progressing to running half marathons and marathons. He worked hard to meet his goal of running a marathon in all 50 U.S. states, completing marathons in 27 different states despite the limitations of Parkinson’s. John was also an accomplished tennis player and was famous for his distinctive “wind up” serve.  

John loved seeing live music, visiting national and state parks, playing chess, poker, debating with friends, watching sports and traveling with his wife, Joy, to compete in marathons. Although he lived far from his native Ohio, he remained an ardent YSU and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. In 2005, he and Joy moved to Georgetown, Texas, where they were able to see many musicians and bands perform live in Georgetown. He and Joy organized the “Pick Up Your Feet For Parkinson’s” race, raising money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

John was preceded in death by his parents and leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Joy, of more than 30 years, three admiring children Kathryn (Doug Winter) Mayo, Karolyn (Lyndon) Jones, Turner Mayo.  He also leaves his beloved grandchildren  Hailee (Leo) Winter, Henry and Cameron Jones, treasured brothers, Tom (Marie) Carchedi and Jim (Debi) Carchedi, sister-in-law, Jeanine White and brother-in- law, John (Angie) Perry, adoring nephews and nieces, Tommy (Shannon) Carchedi, Jimmy (Angie) Carchedi, Andrew (Missy) Carchedi, Matthew (Melissa) Carchedi, Stephen (Sheena) Carchedi, Beth (Daniel) Appleby, Brittany Pacheco, Johnathon (Katie) White, Ashley (Ryan) Bakemeier, Kaylee Bearden, Steve (Abby) Moore, Jason (Jenn) Moore, along with many great-nephews and nieces and wonderfully supportive friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Woldenburg Village and Passages Hospice who provided loving and compassionate care. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider donating to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Arrangements are being made by Becker Funeral Homes and a private service and mass will be held on June 24, 2022, at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Lowellville, Ohio.



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William Joseph (Bill) Cartier

William Joseph (Bill) Cartier was born April 25, 1959, in Austin, Texas, to Tom and Doris Cartier. After serving in the United States Army Bill worked for IBM. At the time of his death, he lived on the lake in Onalaska, Texas, where he loved to fish. 

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jim and John Cartier. He is survived by daughter, Amy Blok (Justin), sisters, Susan Willis (Bill) and Mary Hausenfluck (Stan), granddaughters, Lauren Siegmund, Macie and Kinsley Blok, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Services will be Friday, June 10 at 11 a.m., Santa Rosa Catholic Church, Andice, Texas. Burial will follow in the Bartlett City Cemetery, Bartlett, Texas. 



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David Carl Anderson

David Carl Anderson was born on August 5, 1939, in Ironwood, Michigan, to parents Carl E. Anderson and Olga Highhill Anderson and went to be with his Lord on May 25, 2022, at the age of 82.   

After graduating from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood in 1957, he worked for U.S. Steel on Chicago’s south side. He married Helen Slining in October of 1959. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan Tech University and was employed as Division Accountant at Wisconsin Public Service Corporation in Green Bay and Oshkosh. While in Green Bay he served as Director of the Visiting Nurses Association.

He returned to Ironwood in 1969 and worked for Iron Wood Products Corporation as Treasurer. In 1975, he and his wife Helen founded the Leather and Gift Shop in Ironwood and opened a second store in Bessemer. He served as Director of the Bessemer Credit Union Board. Dave enjoyed sea kayaking and paddled the 700-mile American shoreline of Lake Superior. He participated in a running group and began running marathons at age 50, completing 10 marathons.

In 1995, he and his son, Eric, opened ABR Ski Trails, starting with 13 kilometers of cross-country ski trails, now expanded to over 95 kilometers of trails.

In 2004, he retired to Sun City in Georgetown. He couldn’t stay idle, so he started a lawn service business, assisted by three other “retirees”.  At the age of 66, he purchased his first Harley, enjoying rides throughout the Texas Hill Country with friends.   Dave played full-court basketball until he was 65 years old, and was an avid fan, cheering for Georgetown High School and Southwestern University teams. He married his wife, Ruth, in 2011, and they were blessed with many special friends and their combined families. 

Dave was pre-deceased by his parents and his son, Jeff; survivors include his wife, Ruth, Dave’s sons, Scott (Marlene) and Eric (Angela Santini), grandchildren, Ashley (Tyler) Cox and Casey (Emily), great-grandchildren, Carson, Kylie, and Charlotte; Ruth’s sons Jim (Caroline) and Ron (Misty) Newheiser, their sons, David, Mark, Daniel, Eric and Zachary, four step great-grandchildren, and Helen Slining, mother, of Dave’s children.

The things that family and friends will miss most about Dave are his patience, kindness, strength, sense of fun, infectious smile and gentle nature. He was devoted to friends and family and always a willing servant. He cherished, treasured and loved his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Sun City Retreat, 1220 Cattleman Drive, Georgetown, Texas. 

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Erwin Town Hall, N8908 VanBuskirk Road, Ironwood, Michigan. 

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to a memorial for Dave’s favorite non-profit:

Anderson Bluff & River Trail Foundation, c/o Dave Anderson Memorial

E5299 West Pioneer Road

Ironwood, MI 49938

Website: andersonbluffsrivertrailsfoundation.org

Email: AndersonFoundation13@gmail.com

 



Published June 5, 2022


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William Kevin Black

William Kevin Black, 57, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother passed from this earth after a sudden and short battle with leukemia to his eternal home with Christ on May 25, 2022, in Cedar Park. He will be deeply missed. 

Kevin is survived by his loving wife, Angela, son, Jacob, wife, Katie, granddaughters, Kennedy and Jordyn, son, Nicholas, wife, Lindsey, daughter, Kayla, parents, Bill and Lillian, sisters, Kimberly and Nicole, brother, Tarl, and numerous other siblings, nieces, nephews and friends.

Kevin was born on March 15, 1965, in Lexington, Kentucky and spent his childhood years in Austin and Georgetown, where he played sports, participated in FFA and worked on several neighboring ranches and the local auction barn. Shortly after graduation from Georgetown High School in 1984, Kevin opened a machine shop with his father that flourished into a successful enterprise which he still operated at the time of his passing.

Kevin was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Kevin cherished his family, spending his free time helping his children with their various projects. Kevin had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel with his family. Kevin deeply cared about people and from his early years spent much of his life helping family and friends, leading mission trips to Mexico and other areas, and being the person that always showed up during a crisis.

Services for Kevin were held at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Georgetown, followed by burial in Weir Cemetery. 



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James Michael “Mike” Heidmann

James Michael “Mike” Heidmann, age 63, of Georgetown, passed away on May 23, 2022. He was born on December 7, 1958, in Beeville, Texas, to Stella Schlameus Heidmann and Arthur Heidmann. Mike was the youngest of four children. 

Mike graduated from Lanier High School in Austin, and earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Texas State University. After starting his career in state government and at a local technology company, Mike joined Merrill Lynch in 1994, to team up with his brother David. 

From 1994 until his retirement in 2020, Mike worked as senior vice president and Wealth Management Advisor for The Heidmann/Jefferson Group at Merrill Lynch. There he was known for his friendly demeanor, amazing listening skills and the care and concern he had for each of his clients as well as his colleagues. 

As an active community member, Mike and his wife, Jenny, volunteered at an outreach center for the homeless serving meals at their shelter. Mike also donated much his time to his church. 

Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Stella and Arthur, and his sisters Carole Lynn Berninghausen (Bob) and Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Heidmann. 

Mike is survived by his wife, Jenny Heidmann, and her three children Tina Gutierrez, Dennis Heisey and Donna Davis; brother, David Heidmann (Maggie); nephews, Wade Heidmann (Eileen), Michael Heidmann and Danny O’Neill; nieces, Tracy Balboa (Aaron), Sophia Balboa, and Tara O’Neill; grandchildren, Abriana Moore, Alexandria Gutierrez, Amara Gutierrez, Alivia Gutierrez, Sarah Poyner, Jeffery Poyner, Adam Davis, Anna Davis, Joshua Heisey, Zaine Heisey, James Davis, Alan Davis, Matthew Davis, Kayla Davis, Andrew Davis and Zachary Davis; as well as cousins, Jeff Kaiser (Eve), Paul Kaiser and Cindy Haggler (John), and uncle Robert Schlameus (Marie), along with countless friends and colleagues from Merrill Lynch and his church. 

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made in Mike’s memory to Dell Children’s Hospital.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville.  The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022, in the funeral home chapel.

To share words of comfort and memories of Mike with his family, please visit www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com.



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Carol Emmie (Fugler) Buckner

Carol Emmie (Fugler) Buckner, 92, passed away on May 31, 2022, in Georgetown.

Carol was born on July 21, 1929, in Austin, to Samuel Jesse Fugler and Yetta Fugler, and graduated from Austin High School in 1948. After marrying her high school sweetheart, Layton Buckner, on September 30, 1950, she started her career as an office clerk for Texas Employment Commission, and worked as a real estate agent, a hospital ward clerk, and a loving wife and mother.

Carol was best known for throwing wonderful parties and cooking fabulous meals; she was a talented flower arranger, home decorator, and bridge player.

Carol is survived by her spouse, Layton Buckner, her sister, Jenoise Dwight of Destin Florida, her daughters, Laynette Evans and husband, Chi, of Reno, Nevada, Dr. Paulette Sanford of Kyle, and Dannette Waldrop and husband, Bob, of Baytown,―along with her grandsons Daniel Evans and wife Cecilia Flatley, Trevor Sanford and wife, Danielle, Cody Waldrop and wife, Guadalupe, and Troy Waldrop; granddaughters, Amy Evans and partner, Adam Lippert and Annie Evans; and great-grandson, Alexander Sanford.

Carol is preceded in death by her mother, Yetta Fugler, her father, Samuel Jesse Fugler, her brother, Malcolm Fugler, and her two sisters, Dolly Carter Moore and Henrietta Wolf.

The recitation of the Rosary will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 6, in the Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home with the visitation to follow until 8 p.m. 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas, 78633.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Carol Buckner will be held on Tuesday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Andice. 6571 Farm to Market 970, Florence, Texas, 76527.

Mrs. Buckner will be laid to rest at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at the Central Texas State Veteran Cemetery. 11463 State  Highway 195, Killeen, Texas, 76542.

Memorial donations can be made in Carol’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association — Alz.org, or the American Cancer Society — Cancer.org.



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Mary L. Case

Mary L. Case, age 95, of Georgetown,  passed away on May 27, 2022.

Mary was born to James D. Ramsey and Fannie L. (Jordan) Ramsey in Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, on July 17, 1926.

She was employed with IBM in Austin, and was a member of the Assembly of God.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Case and son, Marcus Keith Jones.

She is survived by her sons: Walter Y. Martin and wife, Patty of Granite Shoals, Texas, and Gary A. Jones of Georgetown; sister, Dorothy R. Frazier of Georgetown; grandsons: Walter Martin II and Thomas Martin and wife, Hilary of Georgetown; granddaughter, Mary Martin of Round Rock; “Nana” to Tanner and Nick Hertzog; step-daughter, Karen Hernandez and husband, Herman; and step-son, Brad Case; along with several nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

A visitation for Mrs. Case will be held at Ramsey Funeral Home on Friday, June 3, at 9 a.m. followed by funeral service at 10 a.m. Graveside service at 12 p.m. at Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, Texas.



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Alma Louise Coulter

Alma Louise Coulter of Weir, Texas, passed away on May 26, 2022, at the age of 96.

Louise was born on January 31, 1926, in Gonzales, Texas, to Thomas W. and Alma Hotz.

She and her first husband, Benjamin Franklin Brandstetter, had seven children, Derwood, Thomas, Edward, Jimmie, Darlene, Dorothy, and Dianne. Bennie passed away in 1954, leaving her to raise the children on her own. She took in laundry to support the family, scrubbing it on a washboard on the banks of the Guadalupe River.

Louise married J.G. Coulter on March 10, 1956, and they moved the family to Weir in 1969, where she lived the remainder of her life.

Louise dedicated her life to being a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a fantastic cook and loved gardening. She could grow anything, but especially loved flowers. She also loved birds, both the hummingbirds that came to her feeders, as well as the finches she raised for many years.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas, and Alma Hotz, her first husband, Benjamin Franklin Brandstetter, her second husband J.G. Coulter, her sister and brother-in-law, Sytha and Braxton Kidd, her brother, and sister-in-law, Oscar and Mary Hotz, her brother-in-law, Billy Billings, her son, Derwood Brandstetter, her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Darcy Brandstetter, her son, Jimmie Brandstetter, her son, Edward Brandstetter, and her daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Melvin Morris.

Louise is survived by her brother, Charles Hotz and wife, Dorothy of Cuero, her sister, Vivian Terrell of Victoria, sister, Betty Billings of Cuero, her daughter, Dorothy Franklin of California, her daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Robert Squyres of Granger and her daughter-in-law, Donna Brandstetter of Cuero.

She will be greatly missed by her many adoring grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, as well as her beloved nieces and nephews.

Services were held at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel and Crematory last week. Burial was in Weir Cemetery, Weir. 



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Rosa “Rose” M. Garza-Hernandez

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Rosa “Rose” M. Garza-Hernandez. She was a beautiful light in this world and will be deeply missed by many.

Rose was born on September 8, 1957, to Tomas and Angelica Garza in Kingsville, Texas, where she spent her childhood years before travelling around the U.S. and Germany, and then finally settling back down in Texas to be close to her family. Rose had declining health issues over the past few years and in May of 2022 she was moved to comfort care at Cornerstone in Round Rock. Rose shared with her family that she was ready for her final journey to God and was called to Heaven on May 5, 2022, at the age of 64 years old. At the time of her passing Rose was being held by her husband and daughters and surrounded by her brothers and sisters as well as other friends and family members as she took her final journey home. 

Rose is survived by her husband, Ralph Hernandez. Daughters: Christina Macenfish (Joseph), granddaughters, Leilani and Marina, Sarah Cothren (Brian), Stephanie Pedraza (Paul), grandsons, Loyal and Lyric. Son: Sean Cothren. Brothers and sisters: Jose Garza (Diana), Cynthia Hernandez, Jane Castillo (David), and Anthony Garza (Liz).

We lost a generous, joyous, big hearted soul. A conversationalist, a Facebook fanatic who posted many beautiful pictures and emojis that she shared with everyone and we will miss her beautiful smile and personality. Rose loved music and it always played in the background as a soundtrack for her life. Turning on the radio was the first thing that she did when she woke up in the morning and she was always posting songs to express herself or bring joy to others. Rose had beautiful, delicate handwriting and she used it to send cards on special occasions filled with bows and confetti to fill our hearts with love. Rose was also a faithful Catholic who loved God and her church. Rose spent hours in the church devoted to Eucharistic adoration and praying the rosary.

Rose loved her family with all her heart and she believed that no matter what happened you should always forgive each other, be with each other and love each other. 

We have been comforted and grateful for the support of Rose’s friends and family who have been on the receiving end of her loving journey. The love showering us came in the form of donations on Go Fund Me, heartfelt messages, meals and prayers.

Rest in peace, Rose. We will miss you and will always love you.

A rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 17, at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2700 East University Avenue, Georgetown, TX followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. If you would like to send flowers please have them delivered to St. Helen’s at the address above from 9-10 a.m. the day of the funeral. 

Memorial donations can be made to Rose’s Memorial Fund on the gofundme page at: www.gofund.me/96560dd3



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Andrew Waltman

On May 25, 2022, Andrew Waltman, age 24 of Georgetown, passed away in the comfort of his family home. Andrew was preceded in death by his grandmother, Rosemary Waltman, and his brother, Jeffrey Waltman. Andrew was born in Austin, on May 22, 1998, to Mylissa Ann Waltman and Jason Faulkner.

Andrew was an avid hobbyist and researcher. He carried interest in many subjects and disciplines such as history, philosophy, weaponry & warfare, cinema, literature, videogames, linguistics, and world cultures, to name a few. Andrew was passionate about many things in life, and, if he was passionate about something, he could tell you every single thing there is to know about it in vivid detail. A couple of Andrew’s favorite subjects were Roman history and the study of languages, of which he taught himself German and Russian. If there was one thing Andrew loved as much as learning something new it was teaching anyone willing to listen to something that he had just learned. Andrew loved to share his interests with those around him and, in doing so, he left a lasting memory on everyone who he has now left behind.

Andrew is survived by his mother, Mylissa Waltman; sister, Emily Waltman; grandfather, Pat Waltman; father, Jason Faulkner; step-mother, Stephanie Faulkner; sister, Kali Faulkner, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

Andrew will be missed by many, but would not want anyone to mourn him so long as to stop living their own life to the fullest. Andrew believed that in death we become free and that freedom is not something that should be feared or lamented. He has returned to rest.

Services for Andrew were held Friday night and Saturday morning with burial at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Jarrell, Texas.



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H. Jean Lambert Fahmer

H. Jean Lambert Fahmer, was born April 25, 1931, to Harry and Bernice George of Plain City, Ohio. She passed on May 27, 2022, at the age of 91.

Spending her young life at the OSSO home in Xenia, Ohio. She was a graduate of Brookhaven in Dallas and Bliss College in Columbus, Ohio. Finally, she moved to Sun City in Georgetown with husband, Howard Fahmer. 

She is preceded in death by her son, David Lee Lambert, one sister, and two brothers.

Survived by husband, Howard Fahmer of Round Rock, and three step-children.  

Per her request, no service will be held.



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Edward H. Konetchy

Edward H. Konetchy, age 96, loving husband, father and grandfather, died May 23, 2022. Private family services will be held at home in Massachusetts.

Born February 15, 1926, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Edward V. Konetchy and Edith M. Konetchy (Shepperson).  Graduate of Northeastern University. WWII Navy veteran 1944 - 1946, served during the D-Day landing. 

Married to Janice Nickel for 69 years, residing in Wareham Massachusetts, and Georgetown. Leaving behind two sons: Stephen, and wife, Cheryl of Norwood, Massachusetts; Donald, of Bristol, Connecticut, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Barbara, of Georgetown, predeceased by brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Marie, of Ballwin, Montana. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.



David Carl Anderson, 82, passed away May 25, 2022. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Sun City Retreat, 1220 Cattleman Drive, Georgetown, Texas.