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.
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.
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.