Obits

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Lee David (LD) Ferguson

Lee David (LD) Ferguson

August 26, 1923 — October 26, 2017

Lee David (LD) Ferguson passed away Oct. 26, 2017. The oldest of eight children, L.D. was born in Fairland, Texas, on Aug. 26, 1923, in the family’s farmhouse to Samuel Riley and Clara May Tumlinson Ferguson. He attended Fairland School and Marble Falls School.

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Wanda Beth Gourtney

Wanda Beth Gourtney

February 16, 1930 — October 31, 2017

Wanda Beth Gortney, 87, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at her home after a lengthy illness.

Wanda was born Feb. 16, 1930, in Luther, Texas, to Clyde and Eula Clanton. She graduated from Big Spring High School. Wanda worked at the Crystal Cafe, where she met her husband James Gortney. They were married July 2, 1948. Together, they had five children: Edna (Ricky) Lane and husband Jerry Lane of Burnet, Texas; Donna Paugh and husband Ray of Kingsland, Texas; Lanny Gortney and wife Jamie of Odessa, Texas; Pam Little and husband Steve of Granite Shoals, Texas; and Laurie Michelle Gortney. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a brother, Danny Clanton; and many more friends and family.

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03
Nov

Richard Carfer

Richard Carfer

June 12, 1925 — October 24, 2017

Richard Carfer took his final flight at the age of 92, on Oct. 24, 2017, in Kerrville, Texas. Richard was born on June 12, 1925, in Emsworth, Pennsylvania, where he lived all his life until meeting the love of his life, Evelyn Margaret Doyne. They were married on Dec. 14, 1947, in Rockville Centre, New York, and had a loving marriage for 69 years. They had two children, William Thomas (Bill) Carfer and Patricia Lynn (Patty) Zawora.

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Nov

Mary Louise Pickett

Mary Louise Pickett

September 28, 1950 – October 26, 2017

Mary Louise Pickett, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct, 26, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Pickett; her daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Robert Fraser, Lisa and Nathan Triesch, and Kristine and Josh Greenway; as well as her beautiful grandbabies Caleb and Wyatt Fraser, Maggie and Grayson Triesch and Dallyn and Josey Greenway. She is also survived by her loving mother, Dorothy O’Brien; brother, David O’Brien; and a nephew, Patrick O’Brien.

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27
Oct

Marguerite d’Autremont Gerry Rowland

Marguerite d’Autremont Gerry Rowland

November 22, 1917 — September 18, 2017

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27
Oct

Sherry Kay Beard Lesley

Sherry Kay Beard Lesley

January 20, 1956 — October 22, 2017

Sherry Kay Beard Lesley, 61, left this life to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2017.

Sherry was born January 20, 1956 in Dallas, Texas to Nita Brookreson Beard and Bob R. Beard. She attended school in Mesquite Texas, graduating from North Mesquite High School in 1974. After high school, Sherry attended Texas Tech University.

Sherry’s faith in the Lord was strong. She became a member of the Methodist Church as a teenager.

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27
Oct

Eleanor Lucille Leifeste

Eleanor Lucille Leifeste

November 11, 1925 — October 21, 2017

Eleanor Lucille Leifeste, 91, of Kingsland, passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the Windchime Assisted Living facility after battling a series of debilitating strokes. Her hospice and assisted living caregivers volunteered that she was the sweetest and toughest woman they had ever known.

She was born Nov. 11, 1925, to Tom and Lucille O'Donnell in Fairland, Texas, where she also attended school. She attended Mary Hardin Baylor Women's College in Belton, Texas, after high school.

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Oct

Mildred Maurine Langley

Mildred Maurine Langley

September 7, 1920 — October 13, 2017

Mildred Maurine Langley, 97, of Highland Haven, Texas, passed away on Oct. 13, 2017. She was born to James Riley and Louisa Elizabeth (Butler) Trammell on Sept. 7, 1920, in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Mildred enjoyed cooking and made the best pecan and banana cream pies, shopping and water aerobics and swimming. She worked at Long Drug for some 27 years in El Sobrante, California, as well as a homemaker and resided in Georgetown, California, before moving to Highland Haven, Texas in 2003.

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Oct

Karen Lei Giles

Karen Lei Giles

July 24, 1937 — October 22, 2017

Karen Lei Giles, 80, of Burnet passed away Oct. 22, 2017. She was born July 24, 1937, in Hilo, Hawaii, to Max Finlayson and Beulah Grabill Finlayson.

She is survived by her daughter, Alicia Ferrill and husband Leroy of Burnet; son Roger Giles and wife Janeen of Brentwood, California; son Gary Giles of Modesto, California; grandchildren Cullen Ferrill, Leland Ferrill, Andrew Giles and Allison Giles; great grandchildren Terrain Ferrill and Levi Ferrill.

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Joseph Vincent Clark Sr.

Joseph Vincent Clark Sr.

June 21, 1939 – October 20, 2017

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