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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 28, 2010
We remember the people who passed away in 2010. They are listed in the order in which BCN published their obituaries. All obituaries can be found on the BCN website. Doris Jean (Quinn) Hughes Gerald Franklin Ward, Sr. Rowena Laura Armke Voges Betty Helen Rhod ...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 28, 2010 • Photos
Martin Charles Brandt, of Blanco, Texas, was born March 10, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas to Martin and Audrey Brandt and he died of cancer at his home December 29, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Lou (Rhoades) Brandt; sons Greg Brandt (Melanie) and Jeff Brandt; sister Sandra Shellaby; and grandchildren Taylor Brandt, Spencer Brandt, and Hayley Brandt, all of San Antonio. Martin graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1950 and attended Texas A&M as a member of ...
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 • Posted December 21, 2010
Ara Jones was born April 1, 1929, in Blanco, Texas. She departed this life on December 11, 2010. She received her education at Peyton Colony School. She worked at the Mills Nursing Center in Blanco for 30 years. Loved by many of Blanco, she was preceded in death by her father, Jack Jackson, and mother, Alvida Jackson; a son, Stewart Jones; three brothers Thomas Jackson, Oscar Jackson, and George Jackson; two sisters, Annie Lee Nichols and Winora Coffee. Ara is survived b ...
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 • Posted December 21, 2010
On December 20, 2010, E. B. Franklin entered eternal life. E. B. was born January 21, 1942, in Blanco. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elta Flowers and Ernest B Franklin, Sr. He is survived by his wife Sharon, daughter Stacy Bates and husband Scott, grandson Cameron Cougot, two sisters and three brothers. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, December 21, at 1:30pm in the Blanco Cemetery, Blanco, TX.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 • Posted December 21, 2010
Jan Freeman Engel, daughter of Amanda M. and Rance W. Freeman, was born on October 28, 1933 on the Lark Ranch in Live Oak County and passed away on December 20, 2010 in Blanco, Texas at the age of 77. Jan is proceeded in death by her husband Verne C. Engel and daughter Blye Engel Dollahite, sisters, Rose Ella Freeman, Clarella Waller, Patricia Fuller, and Mary Alpha Robison and brothers, R.W.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 14, 2010
Ara Adnee Jones passed away on December 11, 2010 in Fredericksburg at the age of 81. She was born and raised in Blanco. Services will be held on Saturday, December 18 at 1:00pm at the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Peyton Cemetery. A complete obituary will follow in next week’s paper.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 14, 2010
Isabel Rodriguez, 67, passed away November 24 at a San Antonio hospital. She was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico February 28, 1943. She worked for Klepac Greenhouses in Blanco. She is survived by her husband, Jesus Rodriguez of Blanco, a son; Jaime and wife, Mary Rodriguez of Stonewall and two grandsons. A visitation and Rosary were held Saturday morning, November 27 at Crofts Funeral Home.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 • Posted December 7, 2010
Blanche Casparis, 91, passed away December 7, 2010 in Johnson City. She was born in Talpa, TX to Roy L. Clayton and Mae Lewis Clayton. Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, David Smith, and brother Guion Clayton. She is survived by her loving husband, Lee B. Casparis; daughter, Josephine Smith; son Bill Althaus and wife Cheryl; sisters, Doris Isbell and Charmaine Hoechten; brother, Lewin Clayton and wife Lela; two grandsons, Brian Althaus and wife Erin and Scott Smith and w ...
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 • Posted December 7, 2010 • Photos
Carl F. Zieglar passed away on Friday, December 10, 2010. He was born in Dallas, Texas on October 28, 1928. He was raised in Blanco, Texas until he joined the U.S. Army. He proudly served his country for 25 years. He was a Veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted November 30, 2010
"Jimmy" Garland Wayne Spencer passed away at his home in Spring Branch, Texas, on Monday, November 29, 2010. All wishing to celebrate his life are invited to join family and friends for an informal gathering at the Blanco Cemetery on Sunday, December 12 at 1:00pm for interment of his ashes.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted November 30, 2010
Bruce Gilbert McKennis, 72, went to be with the Lord on December 1, 2010 in Johnson City after a long illness. He was born in Chicago, IL to Charles McKennis and Ruth Finn. Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Charles McKennis; sister, Charleen Bennett; father in law, Jim Davis; and niece, Robin Womack.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted November 30, 2010 • Photos
Lois M. Wick went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 8, 2010 at the age of 92 years. Lois was born in Henly, Texas to James and Ida Jennings on March 2, 1918. She was a lifetime resident of the San Antonio area and her devotion in life was to her God, her family, and her church.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted November 30, 2010
Perry Holt, 68, passed away November 30, 2010 at his Home in Johnson City. Perry was born in Big Spring, TX to Rufus Lee Holt and Birdie Seals Holt. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jerry Holt, and sister, Irene Penick. Perry is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Mary Livingston Holt; daughters, Carol Marie Stueler and husband Kevin of Johnson City and Suanne Haydon Taylor and husband Ben of Johnson City; son Tommy Haydon and wife Melyssa of Austin; sister, Joan Hernan ...
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 • Posted November 23, 2010
Nora Maxine (Waxler) Hines passed away November 18, 2010, in Llano, Texas. Nora was born July 19, 1934, to Albert L. Waxler and Hermina L. Beckmann on her grandmother’s ranch in Blanco, Texas. She married Charles E. Dixon on September 4, 1953, in California. They then moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where she raised her family.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 • Posted November 23, 2010
Susan Maria Coleman, 61, of Drippings Springs, passed away Sunday, November 14. She was born March 18, 1949 in Westfield, MA, to Luella Reitz Marsh and the late Douglas F. Marsh. Sue worked many years at the Blanco Bowling Club and more recently at Dripping Springs High School. She was predeceased by her father and her daughter Angela Maria.