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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 • Posted June 5, 2013 • Photos
Gwendolyn Bean Swindall was born November 1, 1939, and passed away on May 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rodgers Maxwell “Jelly” and Emma Louise “Dixie” Stengel Bean. Gwen was the descendant of a German pioneering family. Her great grandparents were Peter and Emma Jordan who settled on Upper Willow Creek in Mason County in 1856.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 15, 2013
Charles Creighton Steapp, 76, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at home in Grapevine, Texas. He was born to the late Edward L. and Eola K. Steapp on July 13, 1936, in Menard, Texas, formerly of Deming, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dudley Steapp, of Mason, Texas. In 1956, he married the late Mary Ruth Bishop.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 15, 2013 • Photos
Sammye Gray of Cherokee Texas passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the age of 81. She was born to Mary (Brantley) and Sam Williams August 21, 1931 in Brady Texas. She enjoyed reading, hunting arrowheads and visiting with friends. Sammye is survived by her daughter Rebekah McCarty and husband Bart of Cherokee; Sons Martin and wife Shirley of Cherokee and Mark of Gonzales, Louisiana; daughter-in-law Shannon Gray of Alpine; Five grandchildren, Laura, Rachel, Joshua, Heather, and Symantha; Four G ...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • Posted May 1, 2013 • Photos
Ruth C. Wilson, 88, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013. She was born in Mason, Texas on February 13, 1925. She is preceded in death by her husband William A. “Dick” Wilson and daughter Mary Brooker. She is survived by her daughter Jackie and her husband Joe “Steve” Stephens of Winfield, Tennessee and her son William “Larry” Wilson of Harper, Texas.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • Posted May 1, 2013 • Photos
John Henry Albers, age 96, passed away on April 22, 2013. Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 2:00 p. m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Patricia Jentsch officiating.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Mr. Steapp passed away on April 17, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas, at the age of 76. Memorial services will be held in Mason in mid-May.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013 • Photos
Mr. Vater was born July 26, 1936, in Mason to Milton and Louise (Johnson) Vater. He attended North Texas State University in Denton and married Jeannette Priess in Fredericksburg on May 24, 1959. He was a retired teacher for Beeville ISD and taught government, history, speech and drama from 1959-81.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Mr. Barry Davis passed away on Tuesday, April 16, at the age of 53. Survivors include Donna Davis of Mason, his children; Joshua B. Davis of Massachussets, and Courtney Liimatainen of LaPorte and Robert Liimatainen of Mason, who he loved as his own, his parents John and Sue Ann Davis of Fairport, New York, brothers James Davis of Murphy, TX, Jerald Davis of Fairport NY,Eddie Staton, sister Brenda Davis Harsham of Newton Highlands, Massachussets, Rhonda Staton, and father-in-law Warren Slater ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 • Posted April 17, 2013
Mr. George A. Ramos, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Sunday, April 14, at the age of 81. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 10:00 a.m. at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Danielle Knapp leading services. Burial with military honors will follow in the Bethel Cemetery at Camp Air at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 • Posted April 17, 2013
Jean Halliburton was born May 14, 1934 in Mason County, Texas the daughter of Ben and Angeline Henry Nehr. She passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. Jean married Morris Halliburton April 21, 1955 in Dallas, Texas. Jean passed away just 7 days before their 58th wedding anniversary. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Mullican-Little Funeral Chapel in Bells/Savoy, Texas.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 • Posted April 10, 2013 • Photos
Evelyn Spaeth Goff (Mrs. Port Carl “Windy” Goff) went home to be with the Lord on April 03, 2013, in Fredericksburg, TX, at the age of 74. Evelyn was born in Mason, TX, on March 29, 1939, to Walter Spaeth and Meta Schmidt Spaeth. She is survived by three daughters and their spouses: Donna and Ricky Weinheimer of Stonewall; Kathy and Dwayn Boos of Fredericksburg; Jeanenne and Rusty Maenius of Blanco.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 3, 2013 • Photos
Merle Hooks, 90, of Tomball, passed away peacefully Friday, March 29, at her residence. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend whose sweet and loving spirit will be greatly missed. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in Houston with visitation at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 3, 2013
Lucille Smith Jordan, of Mason and formerly of San Antonio, passed away on Friday, March 29, at the age of 95. Lucille was born and raised in Mason County. She attended TCU and spent most of her life in San Antonio where she was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 3, 2013
Ramona Kelso, of Mason, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, at the age of 84. Ramona is survived by her sister, Betty Kelso, of Mason and many cousins. Funeral services for Ramona Kelso were held on Thursday, March 28, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed in the Gooch Cemetery.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 3, 2013 • Photos
LaJean Burnett Ramey went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2012, in Midland, Texas. Services were held on Thursday, March 28 at 2:00 PM at The Mason Funeral Home with burial in the Gooch Cemetery in Mason, Texas. Mark Kirby officiated Visitation was Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 at the funeral home.