In an effort to keep our classmates informed, we will

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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, 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; 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
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.
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
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 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.
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
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
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.