August 2022

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Published August 7, 2022

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John Joseph Mackey

John Joseph Mackey, 105 of Sun City, was born on May 18, 1917 and passed away on July 30, 2022. 

John was a proud U.S. Navy signalman from 1935-1939, U.S. Air Force B17 pilot during WWII and 91st anti-sub unit based at Langley AFB, Virginia. After the war, he flew B29s. When the U.S. Air Force converted to jets, he flew RB45 jets. During Korean War, he was based at Yokota AFB Tokyo, Japan in 1952. He flew TDYs to England, Norway, North Africa and other locations. Shortly after, he became an instructor in Air Command and Staff University in 1956. Retired after 20 years with rank of Major in November of 1958. 

In 1958, John returned to UC Berkeley and earned a Master’s Degree in English. He taught high-school English in Livermore Unified School District for many years. John was a successful wedding photographer for about 10 years. He bought an old home in Alamo, California, in 1962 and began rebuilding it. Later retiring in early 1980s. He moved with Marilyn and their three children to Walnut Creek, California, and Alamo, California, until 2007, then he and his wife moved to Sun City.

He leaves his wife, Marilyn Liddell Mackey, and two daughters: Lynda Mackey Wilson of McLean, Virginia. and Diana Mackey Gibson of Laie, Hawaii. He and Marilyn had a son, John Liddell Mackey (1956-1983). He leaves ten grandchildren — eight living; and 20 great-grandchildren

He will be buried in the Alamo, California, Cemetery beside his son, John. He will be sorely missed. We loved him so.

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Yolanda Torres Trevino

Our dearest Yolanda Torres Trevino, 64, passed away July 30th, in Georgetown, Texas. She was surrounded by her loved ones when God called her home.

Yolanda was born in Slaton, Texas on January 31, 1958, to Eulalio Perez Torres and Maria Molina Torres. Her life is a testament to the love that Jesus commanded we have for one another. She entertained strangers, would give you her last dime without expecting anything in return, and loved her family and friends unconditionally. Yolanda’s greatest love on Earth was her son Victor.

Yolanda loved to dance. She is dancing in heaven now at the feet of Jesus. “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.” (Psalm 30: 11-12) Yolanda believed in God and his son Jesus Christ. We hold on to Jesus’ promise of eternal life as we wait to see Yolanda in heaven. “The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” (1 John 2:17)

She is survived by: son Victor Hector Trevino III (JoElda); mother Maria M. Torres; sisters Mary Cruz, Gloria Cueva, Nora Lopez (Jesse); grandchildren – Michael Trevino, Jakob Trevino, Victor Trevino IV, Alejandro Trevino; nieces/nephews – Jackie Herrera, Laurena Herrera, Amanda Alvarado, April Luna, Kathryn Cueva, Matthew Cueva, Josh Asay (Andrea), Crystal Lopez-Crebs (Jared), Leelamarie Herrera-O’Boyle, Gabriel Luna, Matthew Luna, John Luna. She was preceded in death by father Eulalio Torres, brother Hector Alvarado, nephew Hector Alvarado, Jr.

Memorial service is Saturday, August 13th, at Florence Baptist Church, 106 College Ave. See Ramsey Funeral Home (Georgetown) for service time to be announced. Flowers can be sent: Trevino Family, 402 College Avenue, Florence, Texas, 76527.

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Margie Jane McCabe Scott

Margie Jane McCabe Scott, 89, resident of Georgetown, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022. Margie was vivacious, adventurous, and bold, and was devoted to her family and her many friends. She was born in Seabrook on July 28, 1932, to Alberta Measles McCabe and Joseph McCabe, who sadly died when Margie was only four years old. As a young child, Margie endured the hardships of the Great Depression, but despite the challenges of those years she always looked to the future and she worked hard to meet her goals throughout her life. She graduated from Webster High School, where she was involved in theater and where she made lifelong friends who shared her love of the performing arts. In 1949 she married Wilbur Wetzel, with whom she had three daughters: Karen Elizabeth, Diane Marie, and Bonnie Gail. She attended college at the University of Houston while balancing motherhood, and later earned her master’s degree from Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio. In the early 1970’s, Margie divorced and she continued to care for her family in San Antonio while pursuing her profession. She had a long, successful career in education as a speech language pathologist in the Northeast School District and later worked as a diagnostician traveling throughout the state. Margie was an intellectual person and she was passionate about education. She loved to read — a gift she passed on to her children and grandchildren-- and she enjoyed staying informed about current events and world affairs. Like her sister Frances, she had excellent taste and a natural flair for interior design. She was always popular and well-liked, and had a great sense of humor.

In 1992, Margie married the love of her life, Barry Scott, and they enjoyed 30 years of each other’s love and company. Margie adored Barry and found a real soulmate in him, and she was always very proud of his great talent as an artist. Together they enjoyed the visual and performing arts and traveled the world, from Rome and Tuscany to Sedona and New York City (where they saw as many Broadway shows as they could). They lived in San Antonio for several years before relocating to Sun City, Texas, where they lived for 17 years, and then moved to the Wesleyan in Georgetown.

Margie was preceded in death by her mother and father, her brother Joseph II, her sister Frances, and her brother William Hanley. She is survived by her husband, Barry; her daughters Karen (Alfredo Alarcon), Diane, and Bonnie (Cecil Rivera); her grandchildren Angela, Sara (Tad Mora), Monica, and Andy; her great-grandchildren Aidan and Luke; her nieces and nephews, Kathy, Brian, Eddy, Mitchell, Michael, Sandra, and Frances; and many extended relatives. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

A vigil was held on Friday, August 5, at 6 p.m., and funeral services were held on Saturday, August 6, at 11 a.m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Andice. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Margie’s memory to an organization that supports education and child welfare, or animal safety and welfare.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Scott family.

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Georgie Ann Dodge

Georgie Ann Dodge (nee Bergdorf) passed away on July 31, 2022, at the age of 84. She was born in Fannett on April 22, 1938, and resided in the Golden Triangle area until her retirement from 20 years teaching at Hamshire-Fannett ISD. She then moved with her husband, Cotton, to Central Texas where she lived the remainder of her years.  She is survived by her husband of 64 years, C.M. “Cotton” Dodge, two daughters, Rachel Dodge and Iris Curtis, five grandchildren, her sister, Esther Wolz and a host of extended loving family members.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Georgetown, located at 311 East University (Highway 29).  Thoughts of condolences may be sent via email to or 

Published August 3, 2022

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Elizabeth Nell Patterson Wood

Elizabeth Nell Patterson Wood passed away peacefully on Friday, July 22.  She was just two months shy of her 99th birthday.  Born on September 28, 1923, in Florence, she moved with her family shortly thereafter to Georgetown. There she attended Georgetown public schools and thereafter graduated from Southwestern University.

Elizabeth taught elementary school in Georgetown for over 35 years, where she touched the hearts and minds of so many elementary students, many of whom today still remember what a warm and loving teacher she was.

Elizabeth married Joseph L. Wood, Jr., and enjoyed 58 years of marriage until his passing in 2018. During this time, in addition to working and raising a family of three sons, they took many trips and cruises around the world.

Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Michael Wade Wood and his wife, Laurie, Joseph Lacy Wood III (Trey) and his wife, Stacey, and Lee Patterson Wood, and his wife, Glynis, granddaughters, Lacy, Blair, Lauren, Taylor, Dylan, Jordan and Ava, grandson, Jake, and great-grandchildren, Anita, True, Roscoe, Rufus, and Fern. Mom and “Nana,” we all love you and will miss your always present smile, love and guidance you bestowed on us all.

Arrangements are pending at this time.

Melba Bokelman Doering

Melba Bokelman Doering died Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the age of 88.  She was a loving, kind, compassionate, wise and witty person who helped make our world a better place for all.  Her life was lived in quiet, selfless caregiving to her husband, children and their families, and others who needed love and support, especially children.  Reflecting God’s unconditional and inclusive love was Melba’s constant desire.

Throughout her life, Melba was devoted to the church. She extended care through two Stephen Ministries, sang in the choir, and educated children.  She was especially dedicated to those churches committed to overcoming racism and caring for the creation.  In addition to church ministries, Melba mentored public school children, including those with special needs, and visited asylum seekers at T. Don Hutto Detention Center.

While working full-time, she obtained her CPS (Certified Professional Secretary) and an associate degree in business. This enabled her to support managers and executives in effectively achieving their strategic objectives. Melba eventually became business manager of surgical operations at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Hammond, Indiana, where 1,000 surgeries were performed each month.

An avid appreciator of the arts, Melba loved music, theater, and the visual arts.   She personally enjoyed singing and playing the piano and painting in watercolors and oils.  Melba will be forever remembered as a life-long learner with a brilliant and keen mind, a playful, non-judgmental caregiver, and a strong woman who cared deeply about the oppressed and those who face great obstacles. 

Melba is preceded in death by her mother and father, Nora and Alvin Bokelman, and by her sister, Lavona Bokelman Moore and brother, Raymond Bokelman.

Survivors include Walt Doering, her husband of 69 years, son, Philip Doering (Kathy), daughter, Gwendolyn Doering, and daughter, Roxane Dahl (Les). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Suzanne Doering, Andrew Doering (Jamie Herman), Nathan Dahl, Bethany Rooke (Josh), Rebekah Stacy (Kevin) and Michael Dahl. Melba’s legacy continues with her great-grandchildren, Hannah Stacy, and two upcoming great-grandchildren that have yet to be born.  Melba’s living family members include Gil Moore, brother-in-law, and Melba Fuchs Bokelman, sister-in-law, plus her sisters, Alice Bokelman Hinck (Everett), and Norma Bokelman Kanoy (Jerry).

On Saturday, August 6, Melba’s Celebration of Life will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Georgetown, beginning with a video of Melba’s life at 10:30 a.m.  The service will follow at 11 a.m.  All are invited to a reception luncheon in the Christ Lutheran Commons, in the center of the building.

For those who want to make a memorial gift on Melba’s behalf, consider making a monetary contribution to the charity which inspires your passion and purpose in life.