Archives: Obits

Thelma Chenault

Thelma Jean Chenault

Thelma Jean Chenault passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at the age of 79. She resided in Corpus Christi, TX. She was born in 1941 in San Antonio, TX to Leroy Smith and Otelia Tyler. She was married to Lee(Red) Collins and had 3 beautiful boys: Lee, Darrell and Frankie. Then she was married to Lloyd Chenault for over 20 years.

William Richard Daniels

William Richard Daniels

William Richard Daniels, PhD passed away on 6 August 2021. Bill was born in 1931 in Lehigh, Iowa. He was the only child of Lucile Elvera and William Austin Daniels.

Schyler Lee Smith Obit

Schyler Lee Smith

Schyler Smith, affectionately known as Sky, left us earthside in the early hours of Saturday, August 28, 2021. His passing came too soon but we are grateful for the 65 years of intense air guitar, freshly made salsas from his garden, and boisterous commentary anytime a UT sporting event was on. He was one of a kind and will be tremendously missed.

Frankie Gene Collins

Frankie Gene Collins

Frankie G. Collins passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the age of 55. He resided in Corpus Christi, TX. He was born in San Antonio, TX to Lee Collins and Thelma Smith. He met his wife, Angela (Schaeff)Collins, at school in 1996. They were married the next year and for 24 years and had 5 daughters together.

Scott Steven Farr

Scott Steven Farr

Scott Steven Farr, loving husband and father, friend to all, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 7, 2021.

Keith Weston Warde

Keith Weston Warde

Keith Weston Warde, age 68, of Dripping Springs (Johnson City), Texas went home to be with our lord the morning of June 14, 2021 at St David’s Medical Center in Austin Texas. Born in the Navy Hospital in San Diego, Ca to William and Peggy Warde (Cannon) on August 22, 1952.

David 'Woodstock' Andrew Pierce

David “Woodstock” Andrew Pierce

David “Woodstock” Andrew Pierce, 60, of Bastrop, TX, passed away August 15, 2021. David was born in Nelsonville, Ohio on December 4, 1960, to Raymond “Duke” Andrew Pierce and Betty Marie Pierce (Burnam).

John Remsing Jr Obituary

John Remsing Jr

John Remsing Jr., age 60, passed away on Sunday, June 27th, 2021 at his place of residence in Austin, TX. John was born in Little Rock, AR on September 5, 1960 to John and Charlyne Remsing.

John Mark Urrate

John Mark Urrate passed away of atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease at his home in Pflugerville on December 31st, 2020.

Gu-Ree “Judy” Stowe Beam

Gu-Ree “Judy” Stowe Beam

Gu-Ree “Judy” Stowe Beam was born April 12, 1933, the daughter of Georgia Ethel (Eppler) and Reverend Cecil Earl Stowe, younger sister of JoAnn Stowe (married Sullivan). She was a preemie weighing under 4 pounds. Thankfully she survived and flourished. She graduated from Cisco High School in three years with honors. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Bethany Peniel College, now Southern Nazarene University in 1954. Also, with an impressive grade point average. After spending a year teaching first grade in the Rio Grande Valley, Gu-Ree married William “Bill” Leroy Beam, Jr on May 14, 1955, at Harlingen Air Force Base. The next 15 years plus she spent as a supportive military wife and having four children. She lived in about 15 homes over that time – Harlingen, Austin, New Jersey, Alabama, New Jersey, Turkey, Waco, California, Panama, Missouri, Wichita Falls, and San Antonio. Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey did not have a maternity ward, so she spent two months in Ankara, Turkey to have her daughter Joanne. At the end of the stay in Turkey she and the three oldest children had to return early to the states since she was pregnant with David. The family spent several months with her parents in Texas while Bill finished his university degree. In Panama her husband Bill was hospitalized with mental illness. After several months and with only one week’s notice she and the four children moved to Missouri to stay indefinitely with her sister Jo

Joseph Donald Bernard

Joseph Donald Bernard

Joseph (“Joe”) Donald Bernard, age 90, formerly of Gardner, MA, passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in Austin, Texas.

David Thomas Connolly

David Thomas Connolly

mas Connolly, a member of the Austin music scene since 1999, left us on July 10, 2021 at the age of 63. He came to Austin from Texas following stints in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Minnesota.

Katharine Suzanne (Doyen) Strunk

Katharine Suzanne Strunk

Katharine Suzanne (Doyen) Strunk entered this world on July 22, 1993, in Tacoma, Washington. She was joyfully greeted by her parents: mother, Rebecca Suzanne Johnson of Ashland, KS; father, Robert Wayne Doyen of San Augustine, TX.

Jefferson Daniel Brown

Jefferson Daniel Brown

Jefferson Daniel Brown, 42, originally from Camp Hill, PA, died Tuesday, July 13th in Austin, Texas, from complications due to epilepsy.

Steven Becker

Steven Lynn Becker

Del Valle – Steven Lynn Becker, age 63, was called Home by our Heavenly Father on June 14, 2021. Born August 5, 1957, to Evelin Clara Ida (Meier) Becker and Edwin George Becker in Austin, Texas. He is the youngest of three children. He was baptized at Redeemer Lutheran Church on August 25, 1957 and confirmed at Redeemer on May 3, 1970. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his son, Jordan, and daughter Madison and their mother Lori Manigold as well as brother, Larry Becker and his wife, Kris, and sister, Glenda Becker Overfelt and husband James Ray Overfelt, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Steve began his life-long passion for music in his preteen years. He practiced guitar for hours everyday in his room. He started his professional career at age 14 playing in local venues such as Dessau Hall, Silver Dollar, Lumberyard, and Dance Across Texas. He was lead singer, guitarist, and fiddler in three bands over his career: Country Edition, Countryside, and Sundance. He owned his own music studio, Purelight Productions, where he produced 75 albums. He produced the demo tapes for singer, Rick Trevino, and toured in 320 shows with him. Steve also operated one of the heavy cranes used to build the Pennybacker Bridge in Austin in the early 1980’s. He was involved in the technical business of music programs of several area churches including Redeemer Lutheran Church from 2010-2015. At the time of his death, he was working for

Donald William Drumtra

Donald William Drumtra

Donald William Drumtra, 80, passed away on Thursday, May 20th at The Watermark at Southpark Meadows residence in Austin, TX. His family was by his side in his final days.

Jacob William Putalavage

Jacob William Putalavage

Jacob William Putalavage, 35, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021 at his home in Austin, Texas. He was born September 26, 1985, in Mount Holly, NJ to Jack and Carol Putavalage.

Charlie Dang

Charlie Liem Dang

Charlie Dang, 83, peacefully passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021 at his home in Austin, Texas and is under cared of Green Cremation Texas – Austin.

Leticia “Letty” Leal

Leticia “Letty” Leal

Leticia “Letty” Leal, age 60, of Brownsville, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021, at her home in Kyle, Texas. She was born July 6, 1960, to Lupe and Rebecca Leal. Raised in Brownsville, she was a graduate of Villa Maria High School, and later received her Bachelors of Education from the University of Texas at Brownsville.

Sarah Alice (Cox) Roebuck

Sarah Alice (Cox) Roebuck

Sarah Alice (Cox) Roebuck, 92, passed from this life on June 19, 2021 at Westminster Manor in Austin, Texas. A graveside service will be held in Rising Star, Texas at a date to be determined in the fall where she will be buried in the Cox Family plot beside her husband.

Cindy Anderson

Cynthia (Cindy) Ann Anderson

Cynthia (Cindy) Ann Anderson, aged 66 years, passed away on June 8th 2021, at her home in Austin Texas. Cindy was born in San Antonio Texas across from the Alamo.

Elizabeth Baldwin

Elizabeth Baldwin

Bettye Baldwin was born Elizabeth Josephine Brown on December 8, 1947, to Verna Bell Finch Brown and Samuel Henry Brown in San Antonio, Texas. On her mother’s side, her ancestry in the state stretched back before the Texas Revolution.

Karen Ann Hume

Karen Ann Hume

It is with immense sadness that we announce that Karen Ann Hume (née Volk) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Karen was born on August 29, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois to Bill and Gudni Volk. She is survived by her four children David Hume II, Jessica Hume-Pantuso, Gina Hume, and Jenna Hume. As well as her daughter-in-law Mendi Hume and son-in-law Nico Pantuso. In addition to countless other family and friends who loved her dearly. Karen is preceded in death by her mother, Gudni, her father, Bill, and her brothers, Bill and John. She attended Carl Schurz High School and studied photography in college. She married David Hume in 1981 and welcomed their first baby David Hume II in 1983. Her first daughter, Jessica was born in 1989 followed by Gina, in 1999, and Jenna in 2003. Karen was an extremely dedicated mother. She loved all four of her children greatly and often referred to them as her “whole heart.” Whether it was baseball, color guard, cheerleading, or volleyball Karen was in the stands supporting her kids. She loved her Chicago Cubbies and was wearing her Cubs hat while watching them bring home their first World Series of her lifetime. Karen is described by friends and family as sunshine, a ray of light, hope, and a constant source of good advice and someone who would listen. Her incredible smile and laugh will be missed greatly by all of those lucky enough to know her. Karen

Barbara Houston

Barbara Houston

Barbara Ann Houston passed into eternal life on May 30, 2021, in Austin, Texas, surrounded by her sons and daughters-in-law.  She was born in San Antonio and grew up in California and New Mexico, graduating from Sandia High School, in Albuquerque.  She received her degree in Applied Arts-Interior Design from Texas Tech University and thereafter lived in Llano, Texas for many years, raising her three sons, Alan, Richard and Thomas Houston.  An accomplished artist, she was skilled in  pottery and painting and was an early member of the Llano Fine Arts Guild.  She was involved in many other Llano organizations, including the Junior Women’s Culture Club, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and school parent-teacher organizations.  She later moved to Austin and expanded her love of interior design into a career as a successful Realtor.  Her faith was of paramount importance – she had a deep relationship with God and was very active in her church. Her most treasured role, however, was being mom to her children and “grandmommy” to her beloved grandchildren, Braden, Micaela, Elise, Coralie, August and Dylan. She had many friends and family who were graced with her love and sense of humor, including her daughters-in-law, Heidi (Alan) and Danica (Thomas), Heather (Richard’s fiancée), her four siblings, Carolyn, Richard, Joan and Stephen, and her many nieces and nephews. Her warmth and generosity will be remembered by all and her love and kindness will be with us forever. The family plans a small, private service.  If desired, donations may be made in her memory to Oxfam International