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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 11, 2013 • Photos
Robert C. “R.C.” Zesch passed away December 8, 2013, in San Angelo, Texas, one month from his 90th birthday. He was born January 8, 1924, in Mason County. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10 at Mason Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11 at St.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 11, 2013 • Photos
M.J. Wootan was born on July 5, 1925, in Field Creek, Texas, and passed with dignity on December 5, 2013. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. M.J. was a purpose driven businessman with courage and integrity. His active involvement in agribusiness and land development established him as a pioneer in his community.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 11, 2013 • Photos
Our beloved Mother and Gran-Gran, Emma Gene Jackson, of Mason, passed away on the Lord’s Day, Sunday morning, December 1, 2013, to be with her God in Heaven. Emma Gene died at the age of 84. Emma Gene is survived by her husband, Rev. Dennie Jackson, of Mason; four children: Joyce Lucille Masters and husband, Charlie of Spicewood; Margie Lynn Wilson and husband, David of Mason; Timothy Ray Dockal and wife, Helen of Mason; Rebekah Jean Maaz and husband, Lee of Austin; 12 grandchildren: Michel ...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 4, 2013 • Photos
Juana Arteaga of Fredonia passed away on December 1, 2013, at the age of 88 in her home surrounded by family. She was born on May 23, 1925, to Jose and Herminia Ortega. She married Jose A. Arteaga on April 27, 1943, and had 70 years together. Juana was a loving mother a devoted wife, and a caring grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 29, 2013
William Willmann, of Mason, passed away on Saturday, November 23, at the age of 81. Mr. Willmann is survived by his daughter Sarah Stahl and husband Ken, of Mason, and two sisters Etta Marie Mutschink of Art and Mildred Todd of LaGrange. He was preceded in death by his wife Jo Ann in 2007.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 29, 2013 • Photos
Harriet Lange, of Mason, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, at the age of 71. Survivors include her husband “Pug” Lange of Mason, a son Greg Lange and wife Brenda of Mason, two brothers James Smathers and wife Pat of Lufkin and Winfred “Pee Wee” Smathers and wife Mary Lou of Valley Spring, two sisters Frances Barrick of Lubbock and Marilyn Reed and husband Jimmy of Abilene, two granddaughters Samantha Bankston and Tantha Ake and a great-granddaughter Karrie Lee Bankston.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 20, 2013 • Photos
“Granny Nell” Margurite Mcsherry Wilhelm passed away on November 15, 2013, at the age of 97. Nell was born August 6, 1916, to Tom McSherry and Phenie Robertson McSherry in Tyrone, New Mexico. At a young age, Nell moved with her family to Menard, Texas. Later in life, she moved to Austin where she worked for the State Comptroller for 20 years and then retired in Mason, but Menard was always home to her.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 20, 2013 • Photos
CROWLEY - Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home for Robert L. “Bob” Prather, 70, who died Monday, November 11, 2013 at 3:56 a.m. in Hessmer, LA. Deacon Phil Lizotte will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours Wednesday from 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 20, 2013
Billy Joe Dockal, of Mason, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, at the age of 85. He was born in McCulloch County on October 20, 1928, to Adolf D. Dockal and Viola Palmer Dockal. On December 14, 1947 he married Nina M. Waller at her parents’ home in Mason. They were together for 60 years until her passing in 2008.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 20, 2013 • Photos
Doris Roebuck Hansen, formerly of Sunrise Beach, TX, died October 26, 2013, in Fredericksburg at the age of 94 1/2. She was the first born child of Dr. Fred G. Roebuck and Blanche Stokes Roebuck, who predeceased her. Doris was born in Bearden, Arkansas on January 27, 1919. She lived her early years in Little Rock, Prescott and Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 20, 2013 • Photos
Doris Elaine Atwood, 77, a warrior in Christ, became united with her Lord and Savior after a long battle with illness on November 11, 2013. Born November 23, 1935, Elaine married the love of her life, Winfred H. Atwood, May 11, 1957. He preceded her in death in 2003. Born and raised in Melvin, Texas, Elaine graduated from Melvin High School, later attending college in San Angelo and Austin.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 20, 2013 • Photos
Carl James Watson, 74, of Mason, TX, passed away at his home, November 13, 2013. Carl was born January 15, 1939, in Comanche, TX, the son of Carl Edward “Jiggs” Watson and Dieletta Hickey Watson. Carl lived most of his early life in West Texas, graduating from Midland High School in 1957.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 13, 2013 • Photos
Dorothy Nell “Dottie” Ramsey, nee Mosley, passed away in San Antonio, TX on her 92nd birthday, October 29, 2013, born on that day in 1921 in Waco, TX. She and her husband Max E. Ramsey owned property in Mason with Dick Stengel Jr. and spent significant time in the community from 1980 until his death in 1998. The little girl, born Dorothy Nell Mosley in Waco, TX, who knocked on back doors to visit neighbors despite her mother’s admonitions to stay in the yard, grew up to be Donnie, the gr ...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 6, 2013
Gordon Ray Wartenbach died on June 6, 2013, in a Dallas hospital. Gordon was born to Wallace and Selecta Wartenbach on March 30, 1934, in Mason, Texas. He attended Mason public schools and was active in choral groups and music events throughout his school years. After service in the U.S.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 6, 2013 • Photos
Shirley Larrimore, formerly of Kingsland, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, at the age of 81. Mrs. Larrimore is survived by three sons: Steven Phillip Blakeman of Port Angeles, WA, Scott Dell Blakeman of Montgomery, TX and Robert Dale McLucas of Austin, TX, a step daughter Jennifer Willie of Mason and two sisters Barbara Brend of Sugarland and Beverly Kester of San Antonio. Funeral services for Shirley Ann Jeessen Larrimore were held on Monday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m.