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Geneva Easter Merkel Hahn

Geneva Easter Merkel Hahn

April 5, 1931 ~ February 14, 2017

Geneva Easter Merkel Hahn, 85, of the Oatmeal Community, passed away Tuesday Feb. 14, in Conroe.

Geneva was born on April 5, 1931, in Valley Springs, to Jake and Ethel Wisdom Cox Merkel.

Geneva married her beloved Jack B. Hahn on Feb. 8, 1958, in Burnet.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Jack, her parents and her grandson, Robert Hayes.

She graduated from Llano High School and was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Burnet.

Geneva was an Endowed Member of the Order of the Eastern Star Burnet Chapter 425, a charter member of the Llano Pioneers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Children of the Republic of Texas awarded her Grandmother of the Year.

She was an active member of the Burnet County Republican Women’s Club.

Tue
21
Feb

Reinhard Edwin Reeh

Reinhard Edwin Reeh

July 4, 1934 ~ February 18, 2017

Reinhard Edwin Reeh was born on July 4, 1934 to Edwin and Ethyl Reeh in Fredericksburg.

He was the youngest of nine children. He grew up on the family ranch and attended school in Fredericksburg.

Tue
21
Feb

Richard John Coleman Sr.

Richard John Coleman Sr.

August 16, 1925 ~ February 17, 2017

Richard John Coleman Sr. passed from this earth peacefully on Friday Feb.17, in Marble Falls at the age of 91.

Richard was born on Aug. 16, 1925, in Jennings, Louisiana.

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Jeffrey B. Anderson

Jeffrey B. Anderson

October 10, 1956 ~ February 12, 2017

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17
Feb

William Brett Brackett

William Brett Brackett

May 23, 1966 ~ January 30, 2017

William Brett Brackett, 50, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in McKinney, Texas, after an eight-year struggle with ALS.

He was the son of William A. Brackett and Dolores Brackett Whitman. He graduated from Midland High School in 1984. He attended Southwest Texas State University and subsequently received his engineering degree at Texas A&I University, now Texas A&M, in Kingsville, Texas.

Fri
17
Feb

Lloyd George Guthrie

Lloyd George Guthrie

May 22, 1921 ~ February 7, 2017

Lloyd George Guthrie, born on May 22, 1921, to Sally Sanders and George Jefferson Guthrie in Rockdale, passed away on Tuesday Feb. 7.

He survived the passing of two brothers; James and Theodore Guthrie.

Lloyd was a petty officer in the Navy, trained in airplane engineering.

Tue
14
Feb

Euda Tucker Raley

Euda Tucker Raley

March 29, 1912 ~ February 6, 2017

Euda Tucker Raley, 104, died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 6, while sleeping in her home.

Euda left her mark on the temporal earthly plane as a daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great- grandmother and friend to many.

Over 104 years and 11 months of life, she saw many changes from riding in covered wagons to trains, automobiles and airplanes, and endured significant historical moments like World War II, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and 18 different Presidents.

Born March 29, 1912 in Loco, Oklahoma and raised in Duncan, she met and married Frank Raley on June 10, 1934.

They lived in Oklahoma, Canada and San Francisco before settling in Kermit to raise their family.

They formed special bonds and built lifelong relationships with many in the booming oil community.

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10
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Magdelena Lerma

Magdelena Lerma

December 29, 1948 ~ January 31, 2017

Magdelena (affectionately called Maggie) was the beloved daughter of Lolo and Antonia Ramirez, both deceased.

She was born in Austin on Dec. 29, 1948.

Maggie passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, after a long battle with Scleroderma.

Maggie was a beautiful lady that loved her husband, children and family.

Fri
10
Feb

Dr. James Fred Graham

Dr. James Fred Graham

July 7, 1943 ~ February 4, 2017

Dr. James Fred Graham, 73, of Marble Falls, passed away on Saturday Feb. 4, in his hometown while doing something he loved, attending a concert and sharing his love of music with family.

Dr. Fred Graham was born in San Francisco, California to James Fred Graham and Virginia Graham on July 7, 1943.

He grew up and attended school in the South Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas and was a graduate of Sunset High School.

He graduated from Texas A&M in 1965, where he was a member of the ROTC, and he attended dental school at the University of Texas – Houston.

He served in the Army as a dentist and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in South Korea, and at Fort Hood.

He married Paulette Walch, a fellow Texan, on Aug. 27, 1971 in Seoul, Korea.

He worked as a dentist in his own practice in Marble Falls for 45 years.

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10
Feb

Dortha Mae Graham Kanewske

Dortha Mae Graham Kanewske

April 22, 1921 ~ February 4, 2017

Dortha (Dot) Kanewske entered this world on April 22, 1921 in rural northeast Texas, just outside of Commerce.

She attended high schools in Dallas and Commerce, ultimately graduating from Commerce High.

Finishing high school was not enough, Dortha pursued a college education and graduated from East Texas State Teachers College in 1941.

Upon graduation, she briefly taught first, second and third grades at a rural school in Quinlan.

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