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Born: 15 Apr 1937 Lockhart
Betty Jo Parrish Whitley, 79, of Baytown, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 5, 2016. She was born on April 15, 1937, to Charles Warner Parrish and Ruby Cassie Burditt Parrish in Lockhart, Texas. Betty married Jack C. Whitely, Sr. on August 31, 1956, and they celebrated a rich and beautiful marriage for fifty-five years. In 1962, she and her family moved to Baytown, Texas, where she lived the remainder of her life.
Betty graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1972. She became an elementary school teacher the following year, and taught for over twenty years. Betty loved to travel, play cards, spend time with her friends, but her true passion was spending time with her family.
Betty was an active member of First Baptist Church of Baytown, where she worked for a short time after retiring from teaching.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Whitley, Sr.; her daughter, Teri Lynn Rhoades of Baytown; parents, Charles and Ruby Parrish; four brothers, Sonny Parrish, Billy Parrish, Bobby Parrish and Lynn Parrish; one sister, Janice Seidel; father and mother- In- law Alvin and Mary Whitley of Prairie Lea, Texas and special friends, Hollis and Jena Latimer of Hurst, Texas.
Betty is survived by one brother, Charles Parrish and wife, Betty, of Lockhart; daughter, Cheryl Dryden and husband, Tim, of Votaw; son, Chuck Whitley and wife, Sandra, of Baytown; eight grandchildren, Jana Vanya, Jordan Letsinger, Eric Dryden, Ross Rhoades, Kelli Fairall, Jodi Cutshall, Trey Whitley, and Chad Whitley; eight great grandchildren, Makena Miller, Cameron Letsinger, Emma Dryden, Brook Dryden, Charlee Dryden, Hudson Vanya, Harper Vanya, and Lincoln Cutshall; sisters-in-law, Janet Gillis of Austin, Pat Parrish of Lytton Springs, and Betty Parrish of San Antonio.
The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, in the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels. Burial will follow at Sterling White Cemetery in Highlands. Honoring the family as pallbearers will be Ross Rhoades, Trey Whitley, Chad Whitley, Eric Dryden, Cole Vanya, Brandon Letsinger and Doug Fairall.
The family has requested that memorial donations be made to The Ronald McDonald House.
Greensboro - Helen T. Groce, beloved mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother, passed away on September 23, 2016. A memorial mass will be held St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church at 11 AM, Thursday, September 29, 2016, followed by inurnment at Westminster Gardens, 3601 Whitehurst Road, Greensboro, NC. The family will receive guests at the home following the inurnment.
She was born Matilde Elena Tamayo to the late Ralph and Tomasa Sordia Tamayo, in Lockhart, Texas. In 1955, she married her loving and devoted husband, Don Groce. Helen enjoyed volunteering with the St. Pius X Ladies Auxiliary. She was an accomplished seamstress, as well as, a talented musician mastering the French horn and piano.
Helen retired from Cone Mills after twenty years of dedicated service. For over 50 years, she has been a devout member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. Helen was a very active working mother and wife whose husband and children were always her first priority. She was extremely generous, always wore a sweet smile, and was always a gracious hostess to whomever entered her home. Her children will treasure the memories of many family beach vacations, cookouts, and homemade ice cream.
Helen is survived by her sister, Margaret Dupree of Ft. Worth, TX; brother John Tamayo and wife Joanne of Durham; children, Laura and Gerald Whitfield of Lake Norman; Donald Groce and Meg Craven, Jennifer Groce and Todd Hall, Phyllis Groce and Peter Redling all of Greensboro; grandchildren, Garrett Whitfield of Atlanta, GA , Brian Whitfield of Raleigh, and Tamara Whitfield of Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, (Priest Retirement Fund), 2210 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27408. Online condolences may be contributed and viewed at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.
Born: 22 Oct 1936 Dale
Nelta “Judy” Dinges of Austin, Texas, passed away on March 23, 2016, at the age of 79. She was born on October 22, 1936 in Dale, Texas to Oscar and Myrtle Roberts.
She worked at the Texas State Highway Department until 1970, when she became a full-time stay at home mom.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Ray Dinges. She is survived by her son Coby Dinges of Austin, TX; daughter and son in law Melanie & Frank Neill and three grandchildren, Scarlett Raye Lynn Teague, Michael Neill and Trenton Neill all of Driftwood, TX.
Graveside services will be held at 10AM, Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Bunton Cemetery, Dale, TX. Arrangement under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, TX 78644, (512) 398-4791.
Born: 13 Jul 1937 Lockhart
JoAnn Kelley DeLisle was born in Lockhart, Texas, on July 13, 1937, to Jesse J. Kelley and Edrie B. Kelley. She passed to eternal life on February 16, 2016. She was a graduate of Lockhart High School afterwards attending the University of Texas in Austin. She was a long time employee of the State of Texas. In February, 1968, she married Charles W. DeLisle and lived the past few years in Pflugerville, Texas. She was a member of Palm Valley Lutheran Church in Round Rock, Texas.
JoAnn is survived by her husband, Charles DeLisle, her son Michael (Krista), her daughter Kelly Stevenson (Chris), her brother Jesse Kelley (Carmen) and grandchildren Krista and Nicole DeLisle and Lindsey, Chelsea, and Charles Stevenson. Greatgrandchildren, Bryce, Dax, Zoe, and Kallan also survive her.
JoAnn loved her Texas Longhorns, and Dallas Cowboys, as well as Elvis and some Don Ho.
Services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Palm Valley Lutheran Church in Round Rock, Texas, 2500 East Palm Valley Blvd. Rev. Dr. David Koppel and Rev. Elroy Haverlah will officiate. Burial will be in Palm Valley Cemetery.
Arrangements under the care of Beck Funeral Home, Austin/Round Rock. 512-244-3772.
Born 9 April 1936 Lockhart
On Aug. 19, 2015, Mary Villalobos Galarza, RN, died peacefully at home. Mary was born to Felipa Torres Villalobos and Refugio Villalobos on April 9, 1936, in Lockhart, Texas.
After graduating from Lockhart High School, she became a nurses’ aide at the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in San Antonio.
She knew she wanted to become a nurse after helping her mother deliver all the babies and care for the rest of the family, especially after helping take care of Joe, her youngest brother. “I was responsible for all the children, with mom, of course,” she said. “I wanted to do that better. To learn how to do it.”
After one year as a nurses’ aide, the Director of Nursing Service recognized Mary’s hard work and submitted her name for a scholarship to enter the nursing program. Mary was awarded the scholarship and graduated from the Baptist Memorial Hospital Nursing School in 1960. She continued working at the Baptist Health System for 46 years before retiring.
While in nursing school, she met Mario Guadalupe Galarza at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. They married on Nov. 10, 1962, and actively served at Emmanuel throughout their lives with their children and grandchildren.
Mary is remembered for her quick wit, hearty laugh, generous spirit, love of singing, effusive encouragement given via phone calls and handwritten letters, and for her strong Christian witness.
The memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Aug. 29, at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas, with Rev. Krin Van Tatenhove presiding.
The family expresses gratitude to her physicians, nurses and aides for their loving care. They also thank her church family, friends and family members for their prayers, calls and visits — all of which helped her, and her immediate family, get through the tough times.
She is survived by her son, Samuel Galarza (Sonia) and daughter, Miriam Elliott (Gregory), as well as the following grandchildren: Kenneth, Jonathan, Yvonne and Amanda. She is also survived by the following siblings: Cruz Bermudez, Luisa Silvas, Refugio Villalobos, Jr., Marcus Villalobos, Roy Villalobos, Leonor Villescaz, Connie Smith, Elias Villalobos and Beatrice Ramirez.
Died 28 Feb 2014
Carmen Tamayo Moreno, 76, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014, after a long journey with Alzheimer's Disease. She is now reunited into the loving arms of her husband Jesse, who preceded her in death, and was joined by her 101-year-old mother, just 18 hours after her passing. Carmen was born to Encarnacion and Consuelo Tamayo in Lockhart, TX, married Jesse, moved to Austin in 1956, and raised 6 children.
Carmen is survived by her children and their spouses, Christine Beardslee (Jim), Rita Cisneros, Deborah Moreno, Joel Moreno (Lola), Helen Bessner (Bruce), Linda Price (Brent), Roger Cisneros (Son-In-Law), 20 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her 10 brothers, Albert, Thomas, Tony, Eddie, David, James, Richard, Leonard, Nick, & Bill Tamayo, 5 sisters, Vivian Carrizales, Mary Moreno, Irma Tamayo, Patricia Benavides, and Priscilla Tamayo, and numerous extended family members. Besides her husband, Carmen is preceded in death by her father, Samuel Tamayo (brother), and 1 grandchild. Carmen's mother passed away the following morning, Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Lockhart, Texas.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, and with St. Louis Catholic Church in Austin.
B: 25 Apr 1936
Carlos is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Madera, California. His widow's name is Delores. No other information.
Born 23 Aug 1936
Louise Mae Powell was born on Aug. 23, 1936. She went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2011, at the age of 74.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Irene Grabarkewitz. Louise is survived by her husband, Jimmy, and daughter, Ginger and husband, Jimmy Franks. Louise is also survived by her brother, Sam Grabarkewitz; two grandchildren, Jamie and Matt Franks; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 6 â€“ 8 p.m. at Eeds Funeral Home in Lockhart, Texas. Services were Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Faith Chapel in Lockhart, Texas. Interment followed at Jeffrey Cemetery in McMahan.
Serving as pallbearers were: Jack Musick, David Grabarkewitz, Ernie Salinas, Don Grabarkewitz, Fred (Bubba) Murphy, Jr., and Robert Murphy. Honorary Pallbearers were Derrick Grabarkewitz and Hunter Salinas.
All arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main, Lockhart, Texas. (512)398-2343.
Kenneth's obituary will be added later.
August 17, 1936 Pettytown
Zorada Mae (Petty) Ray was born in Pettytown, Texas, in the homestead of her parents Nolan and Maggie Petty on Aug. 17, 1936.
Zorada lived most of her life in Lockhart. She was joined in Holy Matrimony to Tony Ray on Dec. 21, 1957; in December 2007, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Zorada graduated from Nixon-Clay Business College in 1956. She was a faithful member of Faith Chapel for 30 years, where she always worked hard and assisted in all church related activities. Zorada worked at the County Courthouse as a County Clerk for 15 years.
She was a beloved mother and grandmother who always put family first. With her delicious meals and gracious hospitality, Zorada always strived to make every family occasion a memorable one. And with her warm and loving spirit it was always known that her family was her passion. She passed with her loved ones beside her and was peaceful in the end. She lived her life with style and grace and. we will miss her very much.
She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years Tony Ray; daughters, Cathy Adams and husband Joe, and Donna Ormand and husband Bruce of Austin; grandchildren, April George, Cody George and fiance Leslie Holmes, Bruce Ormand and wife Diana, and Blythe Ormand; and two great-granddaughters, Abigail Besaw .and Jennifer Ormand. She is also survived by her dear brother Nolan Petty and wife Margie; and sisters-in-law Betty Monks and Pat Hess. There are many other nieces, nephews and a host of other friends in Lockhart.
A visitation has been scheduled Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. at McCurdy Funeral Home in . Lockhart. Services will be held at McCurdy Funeral Home on Friday Jan. 18, 2008 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Pettytown Cemetery in Pettytown, Texas.
All services under the direction of McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart.
October 12, 1937 Corpus Christi
Ernest Henderson (Chris) Page, Jr.
Chris was born in Corpus Christi, Texas Oct. 12,1937 and passed away at his home in Port Aransas on Oct. 12, 2007.
Chris graduated from Lockhart High School in 1955 then from A&I University in 1962. He taught biology at Calallen High School from 1962 until the fall of 1967 when the lure of fishing led him to take a teaching position at Port Aransas, and later a teaching principal's job in the middle school at Port Aransas. His career at Port Aransas as an educator was from the fall of 1967 until the spring of 1995 when he retired.
He was a member of the Port Aransas Boatman, Inc., and the president of it in 1985. He was a boat captain for many years and was inducted into the Port Aransas Boatman, Inc., Hall of Fame. He touched many lives as an educator and boat captain throughout the Gulf coast and beyond. He will be deeply missed by many.
He is survived by Joann Stephens Page, his former wife and dear friend; one son, John Page of San Antonio; one daughter Leslie McBee of Euless; a brother Robert Page and wife June of Alvin; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 3, 2007 at the Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts. Point Park, Port Aransas.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Jesse "Red" Burdett Lockhart High School Scholarship Fund LISD; PO Box 120; Lockhart, Texas, 78644 or The Port Aransas Boatman, Inc., Scholarship Fund; PO Box 501; Port Aransas, Texas, 78373.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Charlie Marshall Funeral Home, Aransas Pass, Texas.
From the Port Aransas Jett:
A legend among fishing guides who also made a lasting impression on middle school students in Port Aransas, Chris (Ernest Henderson) Page Jr. died on his 70th birthday Friday, Oct. 12, 2007.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts Point Park.
Page had been a fixture on the Port Aransas waterfront since 1960 when he left a job teaching biology in Calallen. By 1965, Page's interest in fishing had become great enough that he took a job with Port Aransas ISD, teaching science to fifth- through eighth-graders. Before moving here permanently, Page's family spent their summers in a Church Street cottage that belonged to the late Elda Mae Roberts. Page worked during the summer months for Woody Ousley, then the owner of Woody's Boat Basin, known as "The Outboard Inn."
In an interview for the South Jetty when he was named to the Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc. Hall of Fame in 2006, Page said, "In the summer of 1969, Doyle Marek got me my first captain's job working for Bill Whitten."
The Whitten crew, with Page at the helm, won the Deep Sea Roundup in 1973.
"He allowed me to hire some good mates: Harold Reeves, Jim Graves and Bill Mathews, to name a few. After Whitten retired in the '80s, I ran several other sportfishing boats, but it was a different ball game."
Page has been associated with Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc. for many years. His daughter, Leslie McBee, was the first winner of the Boatmen's scholarship.
Page himself was president of Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc. in 1985, when the organization staged the 50th Deep Sea Roundup.
When he wasn't fishing, Page was a science teacher and principal at Brundrett Middle School. He worked for the Port Aransas Independent School District for 27 years before retiring.
He also served on the Port Aransas City Council and as mayor pro-tem.
Page was born on Oct. 12, 1937, in Corpus Christi to Ernest H. and Frances Page.
He is survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Jo Ann Page of Port Aransas; a son, John C. Page of San Antonio; a daughter, Leslie C. McBee of Euless; a brother, Robert D. Page of Alvin; three grandchildren, Nicole Page, Tyler Page and Kevin McBee and one great-grandchild, Bryce Aiden Page.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made by donations to the Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc. Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 501, Port Aransas, TX 78373
March 14, 1937 Lockhart
Donald L. Peiser, born March 14, 1937, passed away at his home in Jones Creek on Sunday, July 29, 2007.
He was born in Lockhart, TX, moved to the Lake Jackson area to begin work at the Dow Chemical Company, working in several research departments over a career that lasted more than 32 years. He retired in 1991.
Donny was blessed to have many people who loved him dearly, his family, friends and especially his ï¿½THURSDAY NIGHTï¿½ meeting group. This group of people stayed close to Donny all the years after his retirement and continued to have their ï¿½meetingsï¿½ every Thursday night, alternating food and beverage duties. These people are special and have been supportive to Donny and the family through his illness.
Donny is survived by his wife, Donna Peiser of Jones Creek; children: Donna Lynn Trusty, husband Lee Trusty, Sandra Courrier, husband Terry Courrier, Cory McMinn and Lisa Christen, Jeanna Mazza, husband Chris Mazza, and Troy McMinn; also seven grandchildren who made him very proud. Brothers include Tommy Peiser and Royce Peiser.
Many thanks go the Hospice Care Team ï¿½ and especially Ron Jones, Tim Dampier, Shelly Fletcher, and Lucy Schubert for their very special caregiving natures. Also a special thanks to Linda Coburn, who continued to be his ï¿½barberï¿½ at home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Hospice Care Team Inc., 107 West Way, Ste. 29, Lake Jackson, TX 77566. (979) 297-6043; www.hospicecare team.org.
A memorial service is planned at Donnyï¿½s home: 6426 Bryan Road in Jones Creek on Thursday, August 2, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. Please bring your lawn chair.
February 17, 1936 Lockhart
Rebecca Livengood Gassenmayer, of Del Valle, died July 23, 2005. She was born in Lockhart on February 17, 1936, the Daughter of James E. and Marie Swearingen Livengood.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Marie Satterfield and Margaret Beaver. She is survived by her husband, Paul Gassenmayer of Del Valle; daughter, Donna McClary and husband John Storbakken of Lockhart; son, Kevin McClary and wife Sue of Del Valle and Lori Humphreys of Houston; grandchildren, Allyn McCullers, Katelyn McCullers, Megan McCullers, Halle Storbakken of Lockhart, Logan McClary, Sean McClary, Jessica Alvar of Del Valle and Jay Humphreys of Houston. She is also survived by her sisters, Joyce Bock of Lockhart and Gail Robinson of Las Vegas and numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved pet, Rusty.
Visitation will be held at McCurdy Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 25th. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 26th at the Lockhart City Cemetery. Arrangements under the care of McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart.
May 2, 1936 Taylorsville
Benny Wayne Voight, 69, of Lockhart died June 30, 2005 in Austin. Mr. Voight was born May 2, 1936 in Taylorsville to George Henry and Elizabeth Lee Etheredge Voight. He was united in marriage to Iva Baumbach Sept. 5, 1970 in Lockhart.
Mr. Voight is survived by his wife, Iva Voight of Lockhart; children, Ben W. Voight of Bastrop, Tammy Lynn Edwards of Austin, Elizabeth Lee Voight of Lockhart, and Vivian Ann Friesenhahn of Canyon Lake; Sisters, Cubie McKean of Red Rock, Wanda Zaleski and Roseada Chamberlain, both of Lockhart; grandchildren, Stacy Elayne Edwards, Hannah Paige Voight, Bethany Raegan Voight, Dalton Layne Voight and Belton Randall Andress.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. July 4 at Eeds Funeral Home.
Funeral Services were held at 9 a.m. July 5 at Eeds Funeral Home with Pastor Rex Johnson officiating. Interment followed at Black Jack Springs Cemetery near La Grange. Serving as pallbearers were, Skylar McKean, Gordon McKean, Ricky Zaleski, Chris Baumbach, Timothy Zaleski, Wade Gott and Fred Voigt. Arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home.
April 2005 Colorado
No other information.
February 11, 2004 Lockhart, Texas
Betty Schroeder of Lockhart passed away on Wednesday, February 11, at the age of 66 after a year long battle with ovarian cancer.
She was predeceased by her father, Roy B. Fowler. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Schroeder; son, Winn Schroeder and wife, Susan of Lockhart; daughter, Kimberly Schroeder of Houston; mother, Sylvia Moore Fowler and sister, Barbara Wilson of Lockhart; and her two precious granddaughters, Lindsey and Cassie Schroeder.
Betty was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Lockhart. She served on numerous church committees and was involved in other church related activities, which allowed her the opportunity to share her love of life and her faith with family and friends throughout the years.
Betty fought her cancer battle with courage and dignity and with the help and love of her adoring family and friends. Her family would like to thank the staff at Seton Medical Center as well as Hospice Austin for their care and dedication during her final weeks of illness.
Those who wish may send memorial donations to the First United Methodist Church of Lockhart, Hospice Austin or the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services for Betty will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Lockhart, 313 W. San Antonio St., Lockhart, Texas, on February 13, at 2:00 pm.
Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 2/13/2004.
January 7, 2004 Lockhart, Texas
Marvin Schaarschmidt, 67, of Lockhart, formerly of Creedmoor passed away on Jan. 7, 2004.
Mr. Schaarschmidt is survived by wife, Altha Ann of Lockhart; brothers Hugo and Carl of Mendoza.
At his request no services are planned.
September 6, 1936
Roden Newell Caruthers, age 66, of Lockhart died Wednesday, January 8, 2003. He was born on September 6, 1936 to Roden and Nannie (Bluhm) Caruthers. Mr. Caruthers is survived by his brother, Douglas Caruthers and wife, Gene of Houston. A graveside service was held Friday, January 10, 2003 at 11:00 at Lockhart City Cemetery. Survices under the direction of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644.
August 1, 1937
March 3, 1937 Caldwell County
No other information.
December 23, 1936 Lockhart
Peggy's obituary will be posted later.
December 29, 1936
Kaye's obituary will be added later
July 26, 1937
Peggy Allen, 51, of Austin, and a member of Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 1988.
Funeral services were Saturday in the Colonial Chapel at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Lamar location with Mr. Howard Stevens and Mr. Roger McCowan officiating. Interment was Saturday at Lockhart City Cemetery in Lockhart.
Mrs. Allen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Ervin Homann of College Station; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Peggy Allen of Lytton Springs; her mother, Dorothy Cheatham of Lockhart; one brother, Robert Cheatham of Lytton Springs; mother-in-law, Reedy Allen of Austin; two grandsons, Joseph Allen and Allen Homann; many brother and sister-in-laws; uncles, aunts; nieces, nephews; great nieces and nephews; and friends
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Allen and her father, Joe Cheatham.
Pallbearers for the service were Dor Brown, Billy Pruess, Lee Jackson, Don Benton, Jerry Greeson, Ferris Hobbs, Ken Holcomb and Bobby Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice. .
October 4, 1936 Caldwell County
No other information.
Bob was killed in a train-automobile accident in Live Oak County on May 3, 1976. No other information.
March 6, 1935
Bobby Joe's obituary will be added later.