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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.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • Posted March 27, 2013
Bennie Carolyn (Crider) Roddie, 74, of Fredonia, Texas, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Fredonia. Visitation was from 1 – 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Heritage Funeral Home in Brady. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Brady. Carolyn was born on November 20, 1938, in Johnson City, Texas, to Ben Crider and Edith (Caldwell) Crider.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • Posted March 27, 2013 • Photos
In Loving Memory of a wonderful husband and father. Born March 25, 1938, died March 19, 2013 Robert was a great friend to many and will surely be missed by the town of Mason. He grew up in Milano, Texas, and lived for many years in the Austin/Dripping Springs area before moving to Mason, Texas in 1985, where he met his wonderful wife and best friend, Elaine.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • Posted March 27, 2013 • Photos
Hazel Marie Russell Barrington, 93, of Mason, Texas, passed away on March 20, 2013, at her residence. Hazel was born in Georgetown, Texas, on March 11, 1920. She was the youngest of eight children to Charles Thomas and Nora Ann Vann Russell. Being the last surviving member of her family, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, four brothers, and a beloved grandson.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • Posted March 20, 2013 • Photos
Melba Rae Sgamba, 73, went home to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 14, 2013. Melba was born in Porterville, California, on August 15, 1939, to Stanley and Lois Sullivan. She was preceded in death by both parents. She is survived by her children: Debra Gayle McNutt, Michael Duane Pitts and wife Sandy, Stacy Lynn Johnson and husband Bob, Joseph Everett Perry, Randall Wayne Perry and Yvette Renee Entracaso.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • Posted March 20, 2013 • Photos
William R. “Bill” Finley went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2013. Bill was born May 16, 1930, in Aurora, Colorado.  He attended Colorado A&M where he received a degree in Forestry Entomology.  He then entered flight school at Goodfellow Airforce Base in San Angelo Texas.  There, he met his beautiful wife Patsy Shearer, they were married for 58 years.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • Posted March 20, 2013 • Photos
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Danna Gnazzo Laverty went to be with the Lord, the One she trusted in so much, March 4th, 2013, peacefully at her home, surrounded by her husband and children.