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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Robert Joseph Wetz passed away on January 10, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Wharton, Texas on February 10, 1956 to Albert Robert and Elizabeth (Peters) Wetz, who preceded him in death. Robert is survived by his partner of many years, Victor M. Hernandez, as well as his six siblings, Mardee Mancuso, Albert Wetz and wife Peggy, Jim Wetz, Liz Nickolyn and husband Jim, George Wetz, and Sandy Venglar and husband Keith.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 10, 2014 • Photos
Loving wife, mother and friend, Deborah (Debbie) Jo Stenulson died on December 25, 2013 at the age of 62 in Blanco, Texas. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 14, 1951. She is preceded in death by her parents Milton & Dorraine Engebretson. Debbie married Al Stenulson on September 6, 1970 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 10, 2014 • Photos
Betty Jo (Beare) Gunn, age 72, of Blanco, Tx. passed away peacefully on January 3, 2014 at the home of her son Donald Jr. after a long illness. Betty was born in San Antonio, Tx. to William H. and Virginia (Harris) Beare on December 27, 1941. She grew up to become a well respected and caring nurse.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 10, 2014 • Photos
Charles Rodney Jones, born August 5, 1940 in New Braunfels, TX, passed away January 6, 2014 in Blanco. He spent his early years near Fischer & Smithson Valley. In 1946 his family bought the ranch in Blanco where he still resided. Charles attended school in Blanco where he met Anna Lee Pehl, his high school sweetheart.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014 • Photos
Claude Wayne Wicker, 78 of Blanco, Texas, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Wayne was born on June 9, 1935 in Mills County, Texas to Claude A. and Ima Virginia (Roberts) Wicker. He grew up and attended school in, Goldthwaite, Texas. Wayne entered the US Army serving his country as medic and paratrooper.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 • Posted December 27, 2013 • Photos
Brenda Joyce (Yecker) Lieck was born on August 24, 1947 to Wilburn James Yecker and Marjorie Irene (Miller) Yecker in San Antonio, TX. Her school days were spent in the San Antonio ISD and graduated May 27th, 1964 from Edison High School. Brenda was baptized in the Baptist Church but was confirmed March 26, 1961 at Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes where her relationship with Roy began.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 20, 2013
Dale Holmer Smith was born in San Diego, California on June 1st, 1938. He grew up on a dairy farm where he assisted his family in running the dairy. He played football in high school where he excelled. He married his high school sweetheart Bea, his first wife, and then joined the Air Force.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Joyce LaNelle Buckelew passed away at her home in Blanco, Texas. Born on January 6, 1934, Joyce graced this earth for 79 years before leaving this world and entering into the Glory Land to be with her lord Jesus Christ. Born to Willis and Ethel Purgason, she is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Buckelew.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013 • Photos
Carl Lee Fike, 56, of Blanco, TX, received his wings on November 30, 2013. He was born on March 30, 1957 in Dallas, TX. He was son of William Lee Fike and Naomi Ruth Fike. As a child he was a Boy Scott, played both the bugle and the trumpet, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013 • Photos
Bryan Stephen Edmondson, passed away December 5, 2013 at the age of 48 years. He is survived by his parents Steve and Phyllis Edmondson of Alvin, Texas, his brother Boyd Edmondson and his wife Gian of Bothell, Washington, and his former wife, Penny Harvey of Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by grandparents Morris and Alice Edmondson of Kendalia, Texas and Orville and Elvera Hill of Blanco, Texas. Bryan was born in Austin, Texas in 1965, attended his younger school years in Alvin, Tex ...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013 • Photos
Patsy Ann Patterson Youngblood, age 74, passed away on November 20, 2013, in San Antonio where she has resided since 1998. Patsy was born May 7, 1939 in Austin, Texas to Bruce and Ann Pfau Patterson. She was raised by her loving Grandmother Beulah Saunders Patterson, formerly of Blanco, who lost her husband, Patsy’s grandfather Lige Patterson shortly after she was born.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013 • Photos
Kelly Silvernail, age 67, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, with family by her side at Stone Oak Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Orange, Texas on November 1, 1946, she graduated from Kountze High School in 1965. Kelly lived in Blanco, Texas with her husband for the last 20 years. Kelly loved spending time with her family and friends.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
Henry Johnny Bindseil, 93 passed away on November 20, 2013 at his home. Visitation was at 1:00 PM Monday November 25, 2013 at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco, Texas, with services to follow at 2:00 PM in Crofts – Crow Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Blanco Cemetery with military honors.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
Viola Neill, age 95, died on Monday, November 18, 2013 in New Braunfels, Texas. She was born to Mikel Glenn and Martha (McLain) Glenn in Stuart, Oklahoma on October 4, 1918. Mrs. Neill operated a daycare center in New Braunfels for over twenty years. She is survived by her daughters, Lenona (Nonie) Felps of Blanco, Lois (Sis) Ewald and husband Vince of Austin, Margaret Weidner and husband Jerrol (Bill) of New Braunfels, Cynthia (Cindy) Graham and husband Bret of Canyon Lake and son Terry Neill ...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
Oscar Smith Jr., 71, died Saturday, November 16, 2013, at McAllen Medical Center. Born in Georgetown, Texas, Mr. Smith had lived in Pharr most of his life and was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his father, Oscar Smith Sr.; his mother, Eudelia Smith; a brother, Albert Smith; and a sister, Yolanda Smith. Mr.