Obituaries

Brig. Gen. Thomas G. Murnane Jr., USA (Ret.)

July 13, 2017

Brig. Gen. Thomas G. Murnane Jr., USA (Ret.) passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on the afternoon of Thursday, July 13th, 2017.   Tom, the son of Thomas G. Murnane, SR. and Ellecia Catherine Donohue, was born May 5th, 1926, i

Edwin Lee Young

July 12, 2017

Edwin Lee Young, 87, died Wednesday July 12, 2017. Ed Young was born in San Antonio to Tommy and Flora Coleman Young. He grew up in San Antonio, graduated from Abilene Christian College in 1952, and served in the Air Force before moving to For

Elmer Grammer

July 10, 2017

Doyle Elmer Grammer, 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Fort Worth on Monday, July 10, 2017. Elmer was born on April 234, 1935 in Post, Texas, to Doyle Edward and Altha Grammer.  His family moved to Fort Worth where he was raised and atten

Peggy Jean Hodges

July 8, 2017

Peggy Jean Hodges, 88, died peacefully on July 8, 2017. Peggy was born July 30, 1928 in Ranger, Texas to Richard Otto Bundick and Mary Florence Lewis Bundick. She graduated from Ranger High School in 1944. She went on to study nursing at the Unive

Marie Josephine Knezek Pastusek

July 3, 2017

Marie Josephine Pastusek passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, at the age of 98. Marie was born on September 17, 1918, at the Knezek family farm in Archer County, to John Peter and Mary Krenek Knezek.  She attended Kickapoo grade school for two years

Jeanne Mabry Cecil

July 3, 2017

Jeanne Mabry Cecil, community activist and volunteer, passed away unexpectedly on July 3, 2017 at her son's farm. Jeanne was born in Orlando, Florida on April 9, 1944 to Lorene Mabry and Chester Witten Cecil.  During her childhood, she lived in

Ethel Regina Schattle Fillmore

July 2, 2017

Ethel Regina Schattle was born May 22, 1927 in Cameron, Texas.  She was the seventh of eight children, two girls and six boys, born to Henry Joseph Schattle and Mary Magdalena Krull.  She grew up during the Great Depression, raised on a farm, picki

Linda Kay Porter

June 30, 2017

Linda Kay Porter passed away peacefully, Friday, June 30, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Linda was loved and admired by all who knew her. She is survived by her sisters, Jimmie Johnson and husband, Bart, and Carla Hardt; nephews, Lee and

Vernon Edward Strength

June 27, 2017

Vernon Edward Strength, 91, died on June 27, 2017. Vernon was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas April 9, 1926. He spent almost his entire childhood in the family hometown of Marshall, Texas. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1943. Following Wor

Norma O'Keefe Schaffrath

June 25, 2017

Norma O'Keefe Schaffrath, 86, passed away on Sunday June 25, 2017. Norma was born in Baltimore and married Henry (Hank) Schaffrath of Chicago. Hank graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1953. They began their 52 year marriage as an

Bedrick W. Pavlicek Jr.

June 22, 2017

Bedrick Winfred "B.W." Pavlicek Jr passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Bedrick Winfred Pavlicek Jr. was born January 18, 1928 in Bomarton, Texas the son of Bedrick Sr. and Herminia Marak Pavlicek.  He graduated in 1946 and was voted "Best Ath

David Paul Derber

June 17, 2017

David Paul Derber died at home on Saturday June 17, 2017. David Paul Derber was born July 29, 1948 to Virginia and Donald Derber in Oshkosh, WI. In 1952, David's family moved to Pittsburgh, PA where he attended school and graduated from Moon High

Emily Pearl Starnes Miller

June 12, 2017

Emily Pearl Miller passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord early Monday morning, June 12, 2017. She was born on March 28, 1931 in Goldthwaite to Homer and Alta Kemper Starnes. Emily earned a B.S. and an M.S. from Baylor University in Educa

J. Allan Carmena Jr.

June 12, 2017

J. Allan Carmena Jr., 93, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017. Allan was born October 13, 1923 in Sellars, Louisiana, the son of John Allan and Vera Bernard Carmena. He was a 1950 graduate of the University of Texas, after serving in the USMC as a

Sylvia Mae Voda Howard

June 9, 2017

Sylvia Mae Howard, 65, passed away on June 9 at her home. Sylvia was born on October 24, 1951 in Phillips, Wisconsin to Frank and Mamie Voda. She grew up in Phillips, and attended Phillips High School. A stay at home mom for many years, she later

Beatriz "Bea" Rodriguez Reyelts

June 8, 2017

Beatriz "Bea" Rodriguez Reyelts passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 8, 2017 at her home in Fort Worth. Beatriz was born January 27, 1943 in Laredo, Texas, to Roque and Beatriz Novoa Rodriguez.  She attended Ursuline Academy in Laredo and Sout

Col. Edward A. Hauss, USAF, Ret.

June 8, 2017

Colonel Edward Aloysius Hauss, USAF, Ret died Thursday June 8, 2017 at home. Colonel Hauss was born June 20, 1929, in Rome, New York, was the son of Earl Gordon Hauss and Agnes Flanagan Hauss. After graduating from Saint Aloysius Academy, Cla

James H. Attaway

June 3, 2017

James Horace Attaway, 81, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 3, 2017.  He courageously fought to live until the very end. James was born December 30, 1935 in Hoschton, Georgia to Hoyt and Bella Attaway.  He was the last of four siblings

Elizabeth Crawford Livermore

June 2, 2017

Elizabeth C. Livermore, 102, died Friday, June 2, 2017. Elizabeth was born January 1, 1915 in Amarillo.  She was a graduate of Amarillo High School in 1932 and The University of Texas Austin School of Business in 1936. She married Frank Livermore

Robert Lee Davis

May 31, 2017

Robert Lee Davis, 86, died on May 31, 2017. An honored and proud U.S Army Veteran who retired after 20 years, served three tours in Vietnam in 1967, 1968 and 1970 flying helicopters was awarded the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Air Me

Wesley James Stewart

May 29, 2017

Wesley James “Wes” Stewart, 92, died May 29, 2017 of complications following pneumonia. As a boy, Wesley’s grandfather told him to ‘follow the light,’ and few have done it better. His sunny disposition, strength of character and compassi

William Doyle Read Sr.

May 29, 2017

William Doyle Read Sr., 82, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017. He was born to William Gibeon Read and Reva Laurene Read in 1935. He was married to Frances Goldthwaite Read for 57 years. Bill served in the U.S. Army. He was Chairman of the Board

Nancy Joan Clark Coolbaugh

May 20, 2017

Nancy Joan Clark Coolbaugh, 50, passed away on May 20, 2017 surrounded by loved ones after a 10 year battle with breast cancer. Nancy was born on May 24, 1966 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a loving and giving daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt,

Melissa Lynn Lawrence Peterson

May 15, 2017

Melissa Lynn Peterson, 50, of Ft. Worth died peacefully on Monday May 15, 2017 after fighting a long hard battle against cancer. Melissa graduated from Arlington Heights High School and is fondly remembered as a consummate organizer and for the gr

Ada Elizabeth Barnes

May 11, 2017

Ada Elizabeth “Betsy” Barnes transitioned peacefully on May 11, 2017 into new life without pain. Born May 3, 1954 in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Betsy grew up in Elizabethton, graduated from Elizabethton High School, and East Tennessee State Univ