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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 2, 2013 • Photos
Patsy Brandenberger passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013, in the same Ranch Branch home where she was born 87 years ago to Leo and Lois Hofmann on February 9, 1926. She and her two sisters attended the Peters Prairie School and Mason High School. She received a degree and a teaching certificate from Texas State College for Women in Denton, and returned to Mason to marry Silas Brandenberger on June 24, 1946, after he returned from WWII.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 25, 2013 • Photos
Linda Wood-Gann, age 79 of Mason, Texas passed Saturday, September 21,2013, in San Antonio, Texas. Memorial service to be held Friday September 27 in Hondo at the First Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Linda was a beloved mother and grandmother. She is survived by her three sons (Robert, James and Jerry Gann) and by five grandchildren.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 25, 2013 • Photos
Lucille M. Bode passed away Thursday September 19, 2013, at the age of 97. She was born January 1, 1916, in Cherokee, Texas, to Boyd Hanna and Mabel Christian Hanna. She Married Theodore J. (Ted) Bode December 28, 1935, in Brady, Texas, and was a lifetime resident of San Saba County. Lucille is survived by sons Ken Bode and Judy Hanks of Voca, Texas, Tooter Bode and wife Pat of San Antonio.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
Robin Louis Key, age 60, of Pontotoc, formerly of Austin, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at his home in Pontotoc. He was born Sept. 27, 1952 in Alice, TX. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Judy; son, Simon and wife Andrea of Arlington; father, Jack of Billings MT; mother, Ruth of McAllen; brother, Jeff and wife Mary Ann of Arlington; brother, Michael of Stephenville, MT; three nieces and two grandchildren. Rob owned and operated Just Guns in Austin, first on S Lamar, then on ...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013 • Photos
John Landry Deans, age 64, of Pleasanton, Texas and formerly of Voca, Texas passed away at his home on Thursday, August 29, 2013. He was born February 15, 1949 in Brady to M.F. “Peanut” Deans and Betty (Landry) Deans. John L. attended school in Brady and was a proud Aggie graduate of the Texas A&M Class of ’71.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 12, 2013
Deloris Mae Wilson went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 3, 2013, in Fredericksburg, Texas, where she was staying. Deloris was recently a long-term resident of Cedar Creek, Texas. She settled in Austin, Texas in the fifties until the eighties to raise her family. She served her husband and country by moving to several locations in the US and one overseas deployment.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 12, 2013 • Photos
Brent David Walkup of Mason passed away Wednesday August 28, 2013, at the age of 29. Brent was born in Baytown, Texas, on September 7, 1983, and was raised in the Conroe area. He graduated from P.C.A.L. Christian Academy. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 2002 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 31, 2013 • Photos
Karlos Bill Kothman, 73, left us Sunday, August 25, 2013. He was born October 18, 1939. He was a graduate of Schreiner Institute in Kerrville, Tx. He married Sheba Kay Morrison, his wife of 52 years on October 22, 1960. KB’s heart was in ranching. He was a man of God.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
Kenneth Danford, of Mason, passed away on Monday, August 12, at the age of 67. Mr. Danford is survived by his wife Carolyn Danford, of Mason, two children Ken Danford Jr. and wife Lindy of Bryan, Shawna Howard and husband Waylon of Pampa, a brother Bill Danford of Whitney and three grandchildren Kyle Danford, Kristen Danford and Kade Danford.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 7, 2013
Fred Otto Ewert, age 75, of Brady, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013, in Brady. He was born May 18, 1938, in San Antonio, TX, to Otto C. Ewert and Bernice Lillyan (Wurzbach) Ewert. He married Joyce Marie Lieck on July 22, 1961 in Helotis. Freddy was a lifelong rancher and member of the Lutheran Church.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013 • Photos
Adah Raye Sheppard was born May 30, 1936, to Raymond Bennett and Celia Ellis Sheppard in Laredo, Texas; she grew up in the Texas Hill Country town of Comfort. Raye died July 24, 2013, in Austin of complications from ovarian cancer. Raye lived in Austin from 1962 to 1998. After an early marriage with two children, she married Walter R.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013 • Photos
Isabel Lopez Martinez, of Mason, passed away on Monday, July 22, at the age of 80. Isabel was born in Castell, Texas, on July 7, 1933, to Saturino Lopez and Teodora Lopez. As a child she moved quite a bit with her family. On October 26, 1954, Isabel married Arculano “Cano” Martinez in Abernathy, Texas.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013 • Photos
Richard Rabb, age 63, a lifetime resident of Llano County, passed away on July 24, 2013. Richard was born in San Saba, Texas, on July 4, 1950, to Sam and Mary Rabb. The Rabbs have been part of the ranching tradition in Texas for 7 generations. Richard was a descendant of Austin’s Old 300.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 • Posted July 26, 2013 • Photos
Joe Torres Martinez, 72, of Brady, Texas, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013, in Ft. Worth. A Visitation and Wake were held on Monday, July 15, 2013, from 6 – 8 pm at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Brady. Graveside Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Rest Haven Cemetery in Brady.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 • Posted July 26, 2013 • Photos
Joel Mae (Wood) Turk, 85, of Brady, Texas, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, in Brady. Visitation was held on Thursday, July 18, 2013, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Brady. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2013, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Calf Creek Cemetery.