In an effort to keep our classmates informed, we will publish all the obituaries that we receive or know about. Warren Pilcher Wardlaw Published in San Angelo Standard-Times November 21, 2013 SAN ANGELO — Warren Pilcher Wardlaw, 68, of San Angelo, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Shannon Medical Center from complications of ALS. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Johnson's Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Mertzon Cemetery. Pastor Bill Harris of St. Luke United Methodist Church will officiate. Warren was born April 3, 1945, in San Angelo, Texas, to Janet and Jake Wardlaw. He graduated from San Angelo Central High School in 1963, and attended Texas Tech University. On Oct. 15, 1965, he married Jane Ellis of San Angelo. Warren was an avid outdoorsman and continued his involvement in the family ranches until his death. He was a Texas State Muzzle Loader Champion three years in a row and in 1965, he earned his pilot license. Warren is survived by Jane, his wife of 48 years; three sons, Scott and his wife, Ginger, of San Angelo, Jonathan and his wife, Courtney, of Odessa and Steven and his wife, Michele, of Mertzon; five grandchildren, Whitney, Carlee, Jacob, Hayley and Abigail; two brothers, Steve and his wife, Jane, H.R. Wardlaw III and his wife, Anna, both of San Angelo; two nieces and three nephews; two sisters-in-law, Judy Whitney and Robin Sugg; and Sparky and Dusty, Warren's four-legged friends. Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Janet and Jake Wardlaw. A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tom Granaghan, Dr. Michael Blanc, Dr. John Stevenson, Dr. Archina Rao, Dr. Mark Davis and their staff at San Angelo Community Medical Center. A special thanks to Dr. Stewart Smith, Dr. Tim Hopkins and Dr. Steve Boster and the wonderful nurses and staff of the acute stroke floor of Shannon Medical Center. The family greatly appreciates the blessed care given to Warren in his last days. Friends and family are requested to wear casual, bright-colored clothing and lots of smiles as they share wonderful memories of Warren on Friday. Memorials may be made to Meals For The Elderly; West Texas Boys Ranch; or a charity of your choice . Family and friends may sign the online register book at johnsonsfuneralhome.com. Joe B. Hunt Published in San Angelo Standard-Times October 6, 2013 SAN ANGELO — Joe B. Hunt, former sheriff of Tom Green County, passed away at his ranch on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. His great-niece, Jordyn Nicole Elkins, was born Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. As Jordyn's mother, Amber Hunt Elkins, posted on her Facebook site, "God brought in an angel and took another home." In spite of the harsh realities he faced daily in law enforcement, Joe was always smiling, positive and he exhibited the true joy of the Lord in his everyday walk. Only the Lord knows how many people he helped and ministered to during his life. His longtime friend and co-worker Bill Fiveash said, "Joe always treated everyone with respect, even the person that did the most despicable act imaginable. Even the inmates respected Sheriff Hunt. He would go over (to the jail) and go to church with them." Joe was born Nov. 9, 1944, in Kermit, Texas, to John C. and Willie Mae (Williams) Hunt. With the exception of the family living in Midland for one year in the early 1950's, he lived in San Angelo until he left for service in the Texas National Guard. He attended public schools in San Angelo, graduating from Central High School in May 1963. He started college at San Angelo College in Fall 1963. He left college to join the National Guard in January 1964. In March 1965, Joe began working with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on a fish hatchery in Devine, Texas. He applied to the Texas National Guard Officer Candidate School and in June 1966, was accepted to start the OCS Academy Class Number 10. Joe's law enforcement career began on Feb. 14, 1967, when he entered the DPS Law Enforcement Academy in Austin graduating in June 1967. Their first son, Mark, was born in 1968, while Joe was a driver's license patrolman in San Antonio. In 1970, their second son, Bryan, was born while Joe was stationed in Odessa where he was a Texas highway patrolman. After being promoted to the Texas Rangers in July 1977, Joe and Linda moved to Lubbock where he was stationed until being transferred back to San Angelo in October 1993. Joe retired from the Texas Rangers in 1998. After his retirement, he was asked to run for Tom Green County Sheriff and won his first election in November 2000. In May 2004, Joe suffered a massive heart attack and was actually pronounced dead two different times but recovered to go on and be elected for a second term in November. He was then elected to a third term in 2008, but the heart attack had taken it's toll. In March 2011, he stated, "For the past year, I have been having health issues as the result of the heart attack I suffered in 2004. Those issues no longer allow me to perform my job in the manner I demand of myself. It is time for me to step aside and the sheriff's department to move forward." He retired on March 31. Joe, being known as a great story teller, had been asked by many to write a book which he did. The book entitled "Joe B. Hunt, Texas Ranger, Campfire Tales," was just recently finished, printed and published. He wanted the proceeds from the sale of this book to go to the Water for All International Ministry. This ministry helps residents of South America and Africa drill fresh water wells in their villages. These wells help reduce the waterborne illnesses and death among residents caused by unsanitary water sources. The family requests memorials be made in Joe's name to the Water for All International Ministry, c/o Southland Baptist Church, 4300 Meadow Creek Trail, San Angelo, TX 76904. Joe and Linda had bought a ranch in Eldorado and moved there after his retirement. He loved ranching, hunting, fishing, the outdoors in general and looked forward to trips to Colorado and spending time with good friends like Glyn Jameson. Joe's family was the most important thing in his life and the traditional Hunt family Thanksgivings and Christmases were very special to him. Joe was a former member of Glen Meadows Baptist Church and had recently moved his membership to Christoval Baptist Church. Joe was preceded in death by his father and mother, John C. and Willie Mae Hunt; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Annie and Emil Goetz; and his sister-in-law, Linda Sue Smith Hunt. Survivors are his wife of 48 years, Linda; son Mark and wife Jamilyn, their daughters, Taylor and Rylie; son Bryan and his daughter, Brittny; his sister, Carolyn and husband James Cornelius and their family; brothers Skipper and his family and Jerry and his family. Also surviving are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Willard and Shirley Goetz and their family, Donnie and Georgia Goetz and their family; many nieces, nephews, cousins; one aunt, Mabel Boyd of Azle; and numerous very, very special friends. Loved and remembered by the many classmates of the Class of 1963, Joe will always be a warm spot in the heart of so many. The family will be at 3539 Judith Lane Sunday, Oct. 6. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Glen Meadows Baptist Church with Mack Roller and George Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Robert Ray (Bob) Wills Sr. Published in San Angelo Standard-Times July 20, 2013 SAN ANGELO, Texas – Robert Ray (Bob) Wills Sr. passed away in Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas, on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. He was born May 14, 1945, to Ruth and Gidney Wills at St. John's Hospital in San Angelo. Robert attended San Angelo schools and in 1963, joined the U.S. Army. He proudly served his country for 21 years, retiring in 1984, as a sergeant first class. Some of his duty stations were in Germany, Thailand, Japan and Korea. He was also a certified dental technician for over 20 years. A single parent for many years, in 2001, Robert married the love of his life, Gabriela (Bebe) Wills, in Cebu, Philippines. As Robert's hearing declined, reading became an important part of his life. On one of his trips to his wife's country, the Philippines, he noticed that a small village elementary school did not have a library or books for the children to practice reading in English. Upon returning home, Robert collected, purchased and shipped over 300 books to this small village school. Many of these children affectionately refer to him as "Daddy Bob." He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Durwood Wills of Austin, Texas, and Paul Wills of El Paso, Texas. He is survived by his loving wife, Gabriela; three sons, Robert R. Wills Jr. and wife Dilek of DeRidder, La., Kevin Jay Wills and wife Erica of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Donald L. Wills of San Angelo, Texas; and two daughters, Terrie Wills Chumchal and husband Mark of San Angelo and Clarence Anne Bendanillo with the U.S. Air Force in Anchorage, Alaska. He is also survived by the prides of his life, his grandchildren, Kristin Wills and Ryan Wills of DeRidder, La., Sahara Wills of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Noah Robert Chumchal and Benjamin David Chumchal of San Angelo, Texas. Also surviving is one brother, Wendell D. Wills of Bella Vista, Ark.; and one sister, Helen Kennedy of San Angelo. Also a very important part of his family were his in-laws in the Philippines, his father and mother-in-law, Francisco and Catalina Bendanillo; sister-in-law Florencia Zulueta and husband Donescio; brothers-in-law Eugenio Bendanillo and wife Joy, Efren Bendanillo and wife Lorne and Genie Bendanillo; and nine special nephews and nieces. Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, in Johnson's Funeral Home chapel with Robert's best friend of over 45 years, Keith Atwood of Midland, Texas, officiating. Burial will be in the Texas Veterans Cemetery in Abilene. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home in San Angelo, Texas. In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made in Robert's name to the Stephen's Central Library, 33 W. Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903. Lenda K. Campbell Published in San Angelo Standard-Times July 20, 2013 SAN ANGELO, Texas – Lenda K. Campbell, 69, passed away quietly on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. She was born on April 14, 1944, in San Angelo to Lucius and Pearlie Burks. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2013, at Adams & Starks Funeral Home. A wake service will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 301 W. 23rd St. A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1011 MLK Drive. Eternal bed of rest shall be in the gardens of Fairmount Cemetery in the City of San Angelo. Those left behind to cherish her memories are her beloved husband of 49 years, Oscar L. Campbell; son Derrick Campbell; daughter Teresa Titus, all of San Angelo; and daughter Marsha White of Laural, Md.; as well as a host of other family and friends. Robert G. Boss Brown Published in San Angelo Standard-Times June 7, 2013 SAN ANGELO, Texas – Robert G. "Boss" Brown, 68, of Big Lake, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at his residence in Big Lake. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, in the V.F.W. Hall Post 3261 in Big Lake, Texas, with Bro. Ray Browning officiating. Arrangements are with Robert Massie Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be Bernie Phillips, Dave Carr, Red Collins, Rebel Dowdle, Danny Glen and Jeff Pringle. Robert Grady Brown was born Oct. 17, 1944, in Santa Monica, Calif. Robert was raised in San Angelo, Texas, at 5301 Fruitland Farms Road. His parents were Edward Grady and Lillie Dale (Thompson) Brown. He had two sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Mina Ruth. Robert was raised at Brown's Pool and was an avid swimmer. He worked as a lifeguard each summer. Robert attended Grape Creek and Central High School. After graduation in May 1963, he worked as a mechanic for A.H. Bradford. Robert turned 19 on Oct. 17, 1963, and two days later, he married Barbara Pangburn on Oct. 19, 1963. They lived in San Angelo and Ozona where he worked for General Motors. In March 1965, Robert and Barbara moved to Big Lake where they opened a business with Barbara's parents, Paul and Mary Pangburn. Robert fathered three sons, Larry Dwayne, Paul Edward and Brian Sammuel. The boys were born and raised in Big Lake. They all graduated from Reagan Co. High School. Robert was proud of his children. Larry and Brian both served as Marines in Gulf War 1. Paul helped his father in the shop. In 1991, Robert and Barbara gained custody of their 5-year old grandson, Scott. Scott has also been raised in Big Lake and graduated from Reagan Co. High School. Robert was proud of Scott and his abilities as a mechanic. Robert was a quiet man, a man of few words. He loved his family. He was a hard worker and taught his sons how to make a living and do good by others. He spoiled his wife and backed her in anything she tried to do. Robert became ill in May 2013, and after many doctors and treatments; he left this life to rest and have a better life with God. He will be missed by everybody that knew him. Robert is survived by his wife of 49-1/2 years, Barbara Pangburn Brown of Big Lake; three sons, Larry Brown and wife Roxie of San Angelo, Paul Brown and wife Missy of Big Lake and Brian Brown and wife Christie of Mounds, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Mina Fitting of Midland; his mother-in-law, Mary Pangburn of Brownwood; and four nieces and their families. RosaLee Soto Weaver Published in San Angelo Standard-Times June 11, 2013 SAN ANGELO, Texas – RosaLee went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 7, 2013, surrounded by her family. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home/Grape Creek. She was born in San Angelo, Texas, on Dec. 26, 1943, to Segundo G. and Josephine Soto. RosaLee was preceded in death by her father, Segundo G. Soto; her brother, Richard T. Soto; and her husband, James R. Weaver. RosaLee is survived by her mother, Josephine Tafolla Soto of San Angelo; her son, Juan Miguel Ricardo T. Soto of San Angelo; daughter Micaela Renee Trice of San Angelo; sisters Carolyn Cintron of San Angelo, Gloria Armendariz of Austin, Evelyn Fry of Mesquite; brothers Vidal Soto of San Angelo, Segundo G. Soto of Fort Worth, Joe Soto of Wisconsin; granddaughters Angelica Maria Soto, Jonel Lynn Guerra, RosaLee T. Guerra, all of San Angelo; grandson Juan Miguel Ricardo T. Soto Jr. of San Angelo; and great-granddaughter Isabella Renee Jo Myers of San Angelo. We the family would like to send our many thanks to Dr. Dawn Gonzales, Dr. Boshton, Hospice of San Angelo, nurse Tracie of Hospice, Vicki Tigen and Sharon Helton in helping our mother, sister, daughter in her final days with her family Ann Ellen Cooper Published in San Angelo Standard-Times May 15, 2013 SAN ANGELO, Texas – Ann Ellen Cooper, 68, of San Angelo, Texas, passed away early Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was born in San Angelo on Feb. 23, 1945, the daughter of Jack and Florence Cooper. Ann attended Santa Rita Elementary School, Robert Lee Junior High School and graduated from San Angelo Central High School in 1963. She went on to receive her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas Austin in 1967, and a master in fine arts in weaving and fiber arts from the University of North Texas Denton in 1982. Ann spent most of her working career as a unit manager with the Texas Department of Human Services in Denton. She took an early retirement in 2004, and moved back to San Angelo to be closer to her parents and to pursue her passion for art in its many forms. She also loved gardening and caring for her many cats. She was a member of First Christian Church and Western Hills Garden Club. Ann is survived by her sister, Charlotte Cooper Curry; her brother-in-law, Jeffrey E. Curry; nephew Cuchulain Cooper Curry of San Francisco, Calif.; and her many dear Murphy cousins. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at First Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Christian Church of San Angelo; Concho Valley PAWS; Critter Shack Rescue; or an animal rescue group of your choice Michael (Mickey) Mercer Published in Gatesville Messenger March 20, 2013 Michael (Mickey) Mercer, age 68, of Gatesville passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013. Graveside services will be at 1:00PM, Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery and Michael’s uncle, Floyd Spradley, and Dr. Michael Haynes will be officiating. Michael was born on October 28, 1944 in Slaton, Texas. He served in the US Navy for four years. He was a Vietnam veteran. He is survived by a son, Cody Mercer of San Antonio; mother, Obera Godwin of Gatesville; sister, Karla Reaves and husband, Les of Gatesville; nephew, Jim Reaves of Austin; niece, Karen Reaves of Austin; and many cousins and friends. The family is so grateful to Hillside Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Scott & White Hospital, and Scott & White Hospice for the love and care given to Michael during his illness. Memorials may be made to Scott & White Hospice, 2401 S. 31st, Temple, TX 76508 or American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. Norman Everett Williams Published in San Angelo Standard-Times March 28, 2013 MIDLAND, Tex. — Norman Everett Williams, born Sept. 21, 1944, passed from this life on Monday, March 25, 2013, from lymphoma, at the age of 68. He was born to L.B. and Jane Williams in San Angelo, Texas, where he graduated from San Angelo Central High School and Angelo State University. While in high school and college, he played tuba and sousaphone in the band. It was Norman's background in accounting and computers that brought him to Midland in 1996, to work for the Kent Companies. He remained with them until his retirement in 2009. Norman had many interests and hobbies over the years. He was an amateur-radio operator and operated the MARS station while serving in the United States Air Force. In 1967, he and his wife, Judith, began square dancing, and he would later go on to call those dances. Norman was a member of a dirt-bike motorcycle club and he especially loved cooking for groups such as church functions and Christmas in Action. Norman is survived by his wife, Judith Ann Williams of Midland; son David Williams of Lubbock; daughter Ivee Ramos of Midland; brother Marvin and wife Cathy Williams of Mesa, Ariz.; sister Debi and husband Jim Long of Leola, Pa.; four grandchildren, Amber and Asia Williams, Mariah Cobb and Ky Hernandez; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Fairmont Park Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations and remembrances be made to the American Cancer Society ; Children's Home of Lubbock; and/or Christmas in Action. Jack Albert Smith Published in San Angelo Standard-Times July 18, 2012 GREELEY, Colo. — Jack Albert Smith of Evans, Colo., passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2012. He was born June 2, 1945, in Baltimore, Md., to Ruth Ann (Null) and Hugo Smith who resided in San Angelo, Texas. Survived by his loving wife, Helen (Sandore) Smith of Evans, Colo.; son Jason Smith of Denver, Colo.; uncle Laud Howell; cousins Judy Cox and family, all of McKinney, Texas, and Nancy and John Kassen of Festus, Mo. He was well loved and will be missed by the Sandore family of Elmira, N.Y. Funeral service and burial will be provided by McInerny Funeral Home in Elmira, N.Y. Further information can be found at [email protected] Mac Gregory McGowen Compiled from obituaries in the San Angelo Standard-Times (1/10/2010) and the Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal (1/7/2010) Mac Gregory McGowen, 64, of Bartlett, TN, retired banking manager and U.S. Army veteran, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2010 in Memphis, Tenn., after a year-long battle with cancer. The family will receive friends Monday, January 11 from 5 until service time at 7 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, Germantown Parkway Chapel-Bartlett. Mac was born in San Angelo on Aug. 24, 1945, to Greg and Marie McGowen. Mac attended school in San Angelo, graduating from Central High School in 1963. After a stint in the U.S. Army, including a tour of Korea, Mac returned to San Angelo and graduated from Angelo State University. Mac enjoyed a long career with various companies in the finance industry. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved golf, fishing, and working in his yard. Mac is survived by his wife, Tonia of Memphis; daughter Traci Underwood and her husband, Tim, of Houston; stepson Taylor Dodson of Memphis; grandchildren Gus and Joleigh Underwood of Houston; mother, Marie McGowen of San Angelo; brothers, Randy McGowen and his wife, Pam, and Kelly McGowen and his wife, Cynthia, all of San Angelo; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mac was preceded in death by his father, Greg McGowen. Mac was a gregarious and fun-loving man who will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends. His San Angelo family would like to extend their gratitude to Tonia and her family in Memphis for their long and loving role as caretakers to Mac in his battle with cancer. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. MELBA JEAN YOUNG Publication Date: February 26, 2009 SAN ANGELO - Melba Jean Young, 63, passed peacefully from this life into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. She was met at Heaven's gate by her sons Jerry and Kevin, who have been waiting lovingly to welcome Mom Home. Melba was born on May 22, 1945, In Lamesa, Texas, to Cecil and Lillian Field. She grew up in San Angelo and married Kenneth Young on March 15, 1963. She worked in retail sales and owned and operated her own women's clothing store. She was a friend to all who were lucky enough to meet her and she was a fine example of a Christian woman. Her love of God was demonstrated in many ways through the love and care she gave to others. She was a genuine lady, always exhibiting class and style. Our wife, mother, sister, and "MeMaw" will be greatly missed. Our hearts are broken but they are also full of wonderful memories we will hold tightly to forever. Melba was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Lillian Field; a brother, Elvin Field; and two of her precious sons, Jerald Ray young on March 10, 1984, and Kevin Harold Young on June 18, 1985. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Young of San Angelo; her son, Jeffrey Don Young and his wife Terri of Wall; her brother, Doug Field; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the four lights of her life, her beautiful grandchildren Erin Ashley Young, Jake Kendon Young, Tucker Will Young, and Luke Cahill Young. Services will be Friday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Southgate Church of Christ under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Home, with burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Andy Daniel, Frank Carter, Kenneth Gartman, Carey Sartain, David Speiker and Mark Daniel. The family wishes to thank Wes Wells and the entire staff of Sagecrest for their loving care of Melba over the past years. The family requests memorials be made to Sagecrest Alzheimer's Care Center, 438 E. Houston Harte, San Angelo, Texas 76903. Family and friends may sign a guestbook at mem.com. Karen Mackey Webb Publication Date: August 23, 2008 Karen Mackey Webb, 63, of 1205 Petunia Lane, Pflugerville, homemaker, formerly of San Angelo, died Thursday. Karen was born February 15, 1945 in Ballinger, Texas. She departed this life to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, on August 21, 2008, following her battle with breast cancer. Her husband, Rick Webb of the home; Hunter and Teri Webb of Amarillo, TX; Damon Webb, currently in Iraq; Jessica Webb and granddaughter, Whitney Webb of Hubert, NC, survive her. Her eldest son, John D. Webb preceded her in death. Other survivors include her sister, Particia Hill of Concord, CA, her brother, John Mackey of Snyder, TX, and a host of friends across Texas. A Celebration of Life will be held at Pflugerville Community Church at 2:30 p.m.on Sunday, August 24, 2008. Burial will be private. Arrangements by All Faiths, north location. ADAM F. GONZALEZ Publication Date: August 6, 2008 ARLINGTON - Adam F. Gonzalez, 63, devoted husband and beloved father, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2008 in Arlington. Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington with Pastor Tony Gonzalez officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m., Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Adam was born on January 22, 1945 in Wink, Texas to Hilario and Antonia (Flores) Gonzalez. He served in the U.S. Army. He held a Masters in Languages from Texas Tech University. Adam was the Dean of Resources and Economic Development at Brookhaven Community College. He was a wonderful educator, friend, and great listener. Adam was a loving and caring individual who enjoyed telling jokes and enlightening others. He was preceded in death by his father, Hilario Gonzalez and sister, Rachel Miller. Survivors include his wife of 8 years, Lupe Solis; daughter, Ann-Marie and husband Jimmy Thompson, son, Eric Gonzalez; grandchildren, Cole Thompson and Adam Gonzalez; mother, Antonia Gonzalez; brothers and sisters, Oscar Gonzalez, Sammy Gonzalez and wife, Linda, Tony Gonzalez and wife, Lawana, Corine Martinez and husband, Paul, Eva Garcia, Hilario Gonzalez and wife, Betty, Susie Gonzalez; 2 brother-in-laws; 6 sister-in-laws; 11 nieces; and 6 nephews. DAN CURTIS PETTY Publication Date: October 12, 2007 (San Angelo Standard-Times) SAN ANGELO — Dan Curtis Petty was born on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, to Iva Teague and A.C. Petty in Sweetwater, Texas. He died suddenly at his home in Paint Rock on Tuesday evening. Dan graduated from Central High School in 1964 and joined the U.S. Navy, serving most of his time off the shore of Vietnam. In 1968, Dan married Aubrey Ann Knight. He owned and operated Double D Muffler for 25 years. Dan and Aubrey lived in San Angelo and Veribest before moving to Paint Rock 17 years ago, where they finished raising their children, Ashley, Collin and Courtney D’Ann. While Ashley and Courtney were in grade school at Veribest and later junior high and high school in Paint Rock, Dan never missed one of their school activities or sports events. Everyone knew Dan hated football — that was, until Ashley played, and suddenly Dan was a six-man expert. In their younger days, Dan and Aubrey loved drag racing. They spent many Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons at the Wall Drag Strip. When Ashley and Courtney were born, the race cars turned to a motor home, and the family spent their time camping, deer hunting and fishing. They shared great times at Lake Brownwood with Dan’s brother and family, Alton, Helen, Penny and Cody. After Ashley and Courtney left home, Dan decided he wanted to play farmer. He truly enjoyed farm sales and dealing farm equipment. He could not wait to retire so he could teach his only granddaughter, Collyn, to drive his tractors. He and neighbor Sidney Allen had even planned the seat they would build for her to ride in. Dan was preceded in death by parents Iva and A.C. Petty; in-laws Darky and Anna Knight; and a brother, Clarence Petty. Dan is survived by wife Aubrey; children Ashley and wife Melissa Petty of San Angelo, and Courtney and husband Shane Daniels of Veribest; the apple of her Paw paw’s eye, granddaughter Collyn Paige Daniels; brothers Alton and wife Helen of Lake Brownwood, James and wife Carolyn of Red Oak, and Charles and wife Joyce of Caldwell; special niece Penny Winthorn of Crawford; nephew Cody Petty of Bangs; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Sidney Allen, Mike Lochman, John Hines, Andy Allen, Charles Becker, Burt Rosser, Jerry Hall, John Hruska, Willie Siler, Virgil Fowler, Mike Sturm, Mike Davis, Robert Harris and Ralph Wilberg. God Speed Daddy! Wait for us at the gate, We Love You! Family visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Johnson’s Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in Johnson’s Funeral Home chapel with interment following in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. DONNA “TAYLOR” PAVLICEK Publication Date: August 17, 2007 SAN ANGELO — Donna Taylor Pavlicek was born in Columbus, Ohio, on May 20, 1945, the middle of three daughters of Jim and Dorothy Taylor. Donna went to parochial school until the seventh grade, when the Taylor family moved to San Angelo as a transfer from Jim’s job with Armour and Company. Until the family could move into their new home, all five and their cat lived at the Cactus Hotel. Donna met the “Elvis” of her life and began the family that would later become the Bud Pavliceks off Southland Boulevard. Bud owned Pavlicek Construction Company and worked outside, enjoying the elements of West Texas. In the early years of their 45-year marriage, Donna was wife and mother, and as the girls started school, so did she. She received a master’s degree from Angelo State University. She began her teaching career at Lincoln Junior High School in 1971 and later at Lee Junior High School. She was very dedicated to her kids. In 1979, she began a new chapter in her life as a programmer for GTE Data Services. She worked for GTE and Verizon before retiring as a manager in 2003. T he number one love of Donna’s life was her family. She enjoyed cooking, camping, hunting and fishing. Donna lost her struggle with lung disease on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. The previous evening, the entire family gathered and everyone was able to enjoy what came to be their last visit with Nannie. Donna’s departure will leave thoughts and memories for her husband, Eugene “Bud” Pavlicek Jr.; daughter Tammy McCarty, husband Norris and sons Mitch and Matt; and look-alike daughter Jacque Wells and husband Gary; and grandson Gary Lane Wells Jr. and wife Hanna. She is also survived by two sisters, Sandy Anderson and Patricia Taylor. Donna’s wishes were to have donations made to the SPCA so that “someone can take care of the little critters.” A celebration of Donna’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, with graveside service following in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank Hospice of San Angelo and her caregivers, Monica, Jessica, Teresa, Lorraine and Lorrie. Special thanks go to Dr. Ty Hughston and the entire 4 North staff at Shannon Hospital. Also, much gratitude to Mike Boyd and the Air-Med One staff, Laurie and Sue-Ann for getting her home last November. DAVID RICHARD DISHINGER San Angelo Standard-Times Publication Date: February 11, 2007 HALTOM CITY — David Richard Dishinger, 62, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007. Memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Greenwood chapel. Burial will be Thursday, Feb. 15, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Greenwood Funeral Home. David was born Jan. 31, 1945, in Edmonton, Canada, the son of Joseph Richard Dishinger and Doris Crum Dishinger of Indiana. He moved to Texas at the age of 14 and lived in Houston, Austin and San Angelo, where he graduated from San Angelo Central High School. Upon completion of graduation in 1963, he attended Angelo State University and Sul Ross University. David served as a medical assistant in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1970. He received the National Defense Service Medal. In 1972, he attended the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, later working at Mission Park and Greenwood Funeral Homes. David worked for Ray Crowder and the Texas Department of Human Services, where he later retired and became a self-employed realtor. David was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Crum Dishinger. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Gwen Dishinger; father J.R. Dishinger of San Angelo; sisters-in-law Diana Oliveira and husband Tony of Fort Worth, Lynette and Lindsey Birdsong of Tyler, and Mary King of Denver; and nieces and nephew Tony Oliveira, Nichole Birdsong and Erin Birdsong. Wanda Carroll (Alley) BALLINGER — Wanda Carroll, 62, of Miles died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Lange Funeral Home chapel with burial in Miles Cemetery. Survivors include her sons, Kelly Carroll and Stacy Carroll; and brothers Fred Alley, James Alley and Jesse Alley. J. C. Roach Jr. Dec. 13, 1944 - Jan. 13,2006 Death Notice Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 1/16/2006. ROACH, J.C. Jr., 61, construction worker, of Burnet died Friday. Survived by wife Glenda. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church, Buchanan Dam. Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox, Burnet. Obituary Published in the Burnet Bulletin. J. C. Roach Jr., was suddenly taken from this life in an automobile accident on Jan. 13, 2006. Memorial services were held at Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church in Buchanan Dam, with the Rev. Kevin Mc,Donald officiating. Born Dec. 13, 1944, in San Angelo, to J.C. and Gussie Roach, he was a graduate of Angelo State Uni-yersity and worked in the construction business for Randy Smith Construction Company. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a Green Beret. He received the Bronze Star and letters of commendation from the president of the United States for his bravery in the line of duty. Survivors include: his wife Glenda Roach; his mother Gussie Roach both of Burnet; daughters and their husbands Ashley and Ben York, of Keller, Texas, and Chalis and Jimmy Hatton of Ranger, Texas; grandson Canyon Hatton of Ranger; sisters Linda Warren and husband Harold, Burnet and Doris Downin and her children of Fayetteville, Penn.; nephew Travis Warren and great nephew T.C.Warren, both of Temple. Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Burnet. SHARON TURN HENDRIX Publication Date: August 11, 2005 SAN MARCOS — Sharon Turn Hendrix, 60, of San Marcos, Texas, passed into the loving arms of our Lord on Monday, Aug. 8, 2005. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. Sharon was born in Hastings, a suburb of Omaha, Neb., on Jan. 25, 1945, to Ben G.W. and Francis LaNelle Swindle Turn. Sharon was an accomplished musician, playing the piano, trumpet and French horn, and was also a talented twirler in the San Angelo Central High School Band. After graduation, Sharon married her high school sweetheart, Paul, in San Angelo, Texas. Sharon worked as a telephone operator and in various other positions for GTE until 1985, when she and Paul moved their family to San Marcos and where she became a full-time homemaker. Even as a busy housewife, Sharon found time to work from time to time as an administrative assistant at San Marcos Telephone Company and at CHA Systems in Dallas, Texas. Sharon loved helping others and worked as a volunteer committee member and treasurer of Boy Scout Troop #112 of San Marcos. The term “give up” was not in her vocabulary. There was not a challenge too great as far as she was concerned. Nothing was impossible, and she lived her life to the fullest. Sharon loved life — always the optimist, with a great sense of humor. Sharon was a member of the First Christian Church of San Marcos and was preceded in death by her father and husband. She is survived by her daughter, Shelly Hendrix of San Marcos; two sons, Paul G. Hendrix Jr. of The Woodlands and Jett David Hendrix of San Marcos; granddaughter Kelsey Lynn Hendrix of San Marcos; mother Francis LaNelle of San Angelo; brother Ben Gerald Wesley Turn II and wife Patsy of San Angelo; sister Belinda G. Willberg of San Angelo; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Pennington Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 12, at the First Christian Church of San Marcos, with the Rev. James A. McKibbin officiating. Interment will follow in the San Marcos Cemetery. For those desiring, contributions in Sharon’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 4106 C. Marathon Blvd, Austin, TX 78756; or the American Diabetes Association, 2499 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Ste A #105, Austin, TX 78746. PAMELA SUE GROVES CLONTZ MARION, N.C. — Pamela Sue Groves Clontz, age 59, of Asheville, N.C., formerly of San Angelo, Texas, died Monday, June 7, 2004, in Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C. Born in Tom Green County, Texas, to the late James A. and Pauline Fox Groves, she was an employee of George Morosani Industrial Realtor. Surviving are her husband, Larry James Clontz of Asheville, N.C.; one son, Robert James Clontz of Minneapolis, Minn.; one daughter, Wendy Clontz Hamilton and husband Mark of Jackson, Ohio; two grandchildren, Hunter and Megan Hamilton of Jackson, Ohio; mother-in-law, Mary Jo Clontz of Marion, N.C.; a brother-in-law, Gene Clontz and wife Eva of Asheville, N.C.; and a sister-in-law, Judith Morosani and husband George of Asheville, N.C. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10, in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion, N.C. The Rev. Doug Prevette will officiate with burial following in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Marion, N.C. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.kirkseyfuneralhome.com. TROY W. “DUBBIE” PATTERSON JR LAS VEGAS – Troy W. “Dubbie” Patterson Jr., 59, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2004, in Nathan Adelson Hospice-East. He was born on Sept. 23, 1944, in San Angelo, Texas. He was a casino dealer and veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Troy was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Patterson, daughter Laura L. Patterson-Dimitt, and son Michael R. Patterson, all of Las Vegas; mother Lellah L. Patterson-Turn, and sister Patricia Whitacre, both of Odessa, Texas; and one grandchild. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne. Graveside services will be at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. AARON S. GOLDBERG Aaron S. Goldberg, 58, an attorney and longtime resident of San Angelo, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004. Aaron was a 1963 graduate of San Angelo Central High School. He also graduated from the University of Texas and Texas Tech University. He was a devoted son and brother, Divemaster rated scuba diver, swimmer, cyclist, chef, wine enthusiast, hunter, Eagle Scout and a friend above all others. Aaron is survived by his father, Walter Goldberg; his brothers and their families, Brian and Sue of Okemos, Mich., and Alan and Marilyn of Ardsley, N.Y. Graveside services will be noon Friday, Jan. 16, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with Rabbi Isaak Cohen officiating. Memorial donations can be sent to the following organizations: The Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC), Attention: Development Dept., P.O. Box 1657, San Antonio, Tx 78296, by phone at 1-210-616-5561 or online using a secure server at www.ctrc.saci.org.; The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancretic Cancer Research, 111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY, 11714, by phone at 1-877-972-7373 or online using a secure server at www.lustgarten.org. KAREN DUBOSE SIMS Karen DuBose Sims, 58 after a long and courageous struggle with cancer, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003 She was born May 20, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas, the first of three childred blessed to the late Dr. Waymon G. DuBose and Mrs. Francine Mann DuBose. She Graduated in 1963 from San Angelo Central High School, attended classes at Angelo State University and went on to graduate from San Angelo Business College. Her profession al career included many years in the insurance industry with Mutual of Omaha and later with the Sumter Insurance Agency. Then in 1983, she joined Rainaire Products of Carolina in Sumter, S.C. as their finance manager. She was extremely committed to Rainaire and remained there for 17 years through changes in ownership and eventually the dissolution of the company. Karen returned home to San Angelo in 2000 to be with her family and spent a short time working with the San Angelo accounting firm of Armstrong-Backus before her health required her to retire. In addition to her rich professional life, Karen pursued many other interests. Early in her life, she was a Rainbow Girl and later she became very active in the Business and Professional Women’s Club and SAFE Federal Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee. Karen married Mr. Robert E. Sims, of Sumter, S.C. on Oct. 26, 1984, and was widowed by his passing in July 2002. She is survived by her loving son, Jason M. DuBoxe and his fiancée, Tracy M. Dellinger, both of Sumter, S.C.; her mother, Mrs. Francine DuBose of San Angelo; her brother, Mr. Waymon G. DuBose Jr, of Dallas; her sister, Dian Cook of San Angelo; her nephew, William Clay Collier and wife, Jennifer J. Collier, also of San Angelo; and her niece, Christine Francie DuBose of Front Royal, Va. Karen was not only blessed by a loving family bu also by many, many, friends. A few of these are lifelong friends who will mourn her passing just as family does. Karen was an active member and elder of St. Mark Presbyterian Church in San Angelo. Memorial service will be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, with the Rev. James C. Anderson officiating. In place of flowers, it was Karen’s wish that memorials be made to either theSt. Mark Presbyterian Building Fund or Hospice of San Angelo. The DuBose Family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Raj Cheruku and his nursing team, Dr. Kenneth Rose at Shannon Clinic and to Hospice of San Angelo, including Donna Reed, Doris Campbell and Jean Slaughter, LVN – OUR “Guardian Angel.” Each of these professionals has exhibited levels of care and compassion that went beyond the call. NANCY ELLETT ZIMMERMAN On Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, the Lord called Nancy Ellett Zimmerman and released her from her tired and weak body to dance among the angels in Heaven. She was born on Dec. 17, 1944, to Francine and Alan Ellett. She married Curtis Zimmerman on June 14, 1975, in Dallas. She worked many years as a nurse in this area. She is survived by her husband, Curtis: daughters, Cristie Brown and husband, Danny, and Joeye Long and husband, Scott: sister, Ann Walker and husband, Norman, of Cleburne: grandchildren, Kellsey, Baylie, Logan and Jordan: brothers-in-law, Neal Zimmerman of Whitehouse, Texas and Jerry Zimmerman of San Angelo; nephew, Dalan Walker and wife, Kristie, of Alvarado; numerous aunts and uncles and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Alan Ellett; and her cousin, Michael Eckerman. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Paul Shero, pastor of Southgate Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Norman Walker, Neal Zimmerman, Tommy King, Al Brown, Harold Davidson and Lance Mathis. Honorary pallbearer will be Dalan Walker. Anyone who knew her loved her beautiful smile and soothing words. She was like a mother to everyone she met and knew no strangers. She will be missed every day, but we know that she is at peace, and the Heavens are rejoicing. GARY C. EISENBACH Gary Eisenbach, formerly of San Angelo, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at his residence in Austin, Texas. He was born on Sept. 14, 1945, in San Angelo to Curtis and Willie Eisenbach. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Memorial service will be at 10a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Johnson’s Funeral Home. Portis Ribble will officiate. Gary was born in San Angelo and, after graduating from Angelo State University, he moved to Austin and attended The University of Texas. His Field of expertise was foreign languages, and he worked in the university library for many years in translation. He also worked as an accountant for the IRS. Recently he had been working with Job Force, placing people on job assignments. Gary had been a diabetic since the age of five. His hobbies included camping and hiking. One of his favorite places was in the Fort Davis Mountains. Gary also loved music, painting and would often send hand-painted Christmas cards to relatives. Survivors include one sister, Cindy Kirby and her husband, Johnny Kirby, of San Angelo; one niece, Michelle Kolpak and one great-niece, Rachel Kolpak, both of Atlanta, Ga.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. You may make memorials to the American Diabetes Foundation. SAN ANGELO – PATRICIA “PAT” HELFER, 58 died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, in a local hospital. Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Survivors include her husband, Arleigh Helfer of San Angelo; children, Alvin Helfer of Dallas, Wendi Hughes of Omaha, Neb., Melany Clarke of Casper, Wyo., and Jason Helfer of San Angelo; brother, Claude Wilson of Ruidoso, N.M.; and stepbrother, David Abbott of Virginia. PATRICIA LEE HELFER In memory of Patricia Lee Helfer, loving wife, mom, memaw, sister, aunt and friend. Mom, I hope there were plenty of angels to greet you when you arrived in heaven. I hope God prepared a room big enough to house your glass figurines, teapots, and salt and pepper shakers. I also hope heaven has a great computer supported department to help you load your mahjong games and bur CDs. I’m sorry that I couldn’t be there personally to help you out, but I am still needed here. As for the rest of my family, we will be the same, and that’s a shame. You are missed, very, very, very, much. We will always remember you—Alvin, Jodie, Mary and Sarah. Mom, I know when you arrived at the pearly gates God told you to “turn rightch there.” Your voice will forever be recorded in my head and your love will forever flow throughout my body. You are my mom, my mentor, my friend. I love you very much— Sand Flea Memaw, you were a great math teacher, and I thank you for believing in me. I love you—Brett Memaw, I won second place in my first tennis match. I played my heart out for you. Thank you for being there with me. I love you—Cally Memaw, thank you for all the love you shared. All the smiles and great times you gave all my family. Thank you for going the “rych” direction for everyone. All my love and respect—Fred Pat, you were truly a blessing and we miss you and love you—George and Rose. Mom, the greatest thing you have taught me in life is how to forgive, love and be happy. I will forgive, love and be happy, but my feet still hurt. I love you—Wendi Memaw, thank you for putting a roof over my head for seven years, and for always being there for me. I am going to do good in school, and become a pediatric physical therapist for you. I love you and I will achieve my goals and make you proud. I love you and I will wear your socks everyday, and smile ‘cause I know you love me and I love you. I miss you—Pumpkin Memaw, thank you for having a heart big enough for me too! I love you—Jessie The word “MOM” says it all! WE love you—Jason and Nicole P.S. We still watch the “little Rascals!” Mommy, you’re with your mommy now. Love, your kids. Mommy, thanks for bringing us together and yes we will take care of Daddy. Love, Wendi and Melany. Mom, you always told me God wouldn’t give me anything I couldn’t handle…however it still hurts. I love you and miss you more than anyone will know—your baby girl, Melany The love of a mother is passionate and all encompassing. I am so blessed to have experienced the gracious love of Pat. She always treated me as a son and I am so thankful. Love in Christ Always, John Dafoe Pat, you were the best bowling partner, sister and best friend. I still have big plans for the walker—beep beep. I love you—Linda Pat, now you can bowl your 300 like me. Love and miss you—Paul Water off a duck’s back. Love, Wendi and Linda. You will be missed by us all and we love you: Melody, Mike, Ralph, Jan, Ted, Kelli, Kyle, Kristen, Leo Jr., Leo Sr., Elsie, Adam, Joe, Petra, Alan, McGee’s, Ms. Ham Scooter, Will, Calude, Brit, Andrew, Robert, Beth, Mel, James, Carolyn, Pee Wee, Lakeview Christian Bible Church, and all the other “adopted family.” Services will b at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Scooter McCurdy officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
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