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Emilio Carlos Tamayo
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 • Posted October 28, 2008

An uncommon man who lived simply and honestly passed away. Emilio Carlos Tamayo, born on August 11, 1939 to Emil and Celia in San Antonio, left behind a tradition in stalwartness and true loving kindness. He entrusted these ideals to those he left to walk the journey here on earth; Helen his wife, son Jon, daughter Kathy, six grandchildren, and sisters Celia and Margaret.

Carlos enlisted in the Air Force right out of high school. Shortly after leaving the Air Force in California, he met his wife Helen where they began to raise their children. Knowing that there was a better life for his family in Texas, he moved them to Kendalia where he lived out his years surrounded by innumerable family and friends. Few that met him did not consider him a dear friend or treat him as close family.

There will be huge holes in the hearts and lives of the family he left behind, but they share Carlos’ faith and know that God will neither leave them nor forsake them. As Carlos is transported into the Father’s house, so will God support the family that Carlos so dearly loved.

Although his life was cut short suddenly, his legacy of living life to the fullest, loving others as wished to be loved and sometimes painful honesty will be carried on by all his life touched in his short 69 years upon this earth.

Carlos is survived by his wife, Helen; a son, Jon Tamayo from Virginia Beach, VA ; daughter, Kathy Tamayo from Kendalia; two sisters, Celia Riojas of Lubbock and Margaret Mejia of Austin; “special daughter” Janice Howell of Austin, and six grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 2:00pm Monday, October 27 at the Blanco Cemetery with Dr Bobby Leggett officiating.

Crofts Funeral Home, Blanco

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