Obits

Tue
15
Nov

Jeffrey Thomas Braden

Jeffrey Thomas Braden

June 16, 1988 ~ Sept. 23, 2016

 

Capt. Jeffrey Thomas Braden, 28, stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham, formerly of Marble Falls, Texas, went to be with Lord on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.

Jeff was born in San Antonio, Texas to Tom and Laura Braden on June 16, 1988.

Jeff grew up in Belton and Waco, Texas where he graduated from Reicher Catholic High School in 2007.

He was coached by his dad in football, basketball and baseball and was named All State Football player.

He received two Senatorial nominations to the United States Air Force Academy where he also played football and was on the Rodeo Team.

He graduated in 2011 with a degree in Business Management earning a pilot slot and began his fighter pilot training.

In all of his training courses, he earned Distinguished Graduate.

Mon
31
Oct

Tom A. Simmons

Tom A. Simmons

July 15, 1966~Oct. 23, 2016

Tom A. Simmons, known to many as "toad" of Marble Falls, Texas passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.

He was born In San Angelo Texas on July 15, 1966 to Janice (Green) Biddy and Tom A. Simmons. 

Tom Graduated from Marble Falls High School in 1984 and later received his associate degree in mechanics at Brookhaven college.

Tom worked for Housley Construction for many years until his declining health in 2015.

Tom will always be known to his friends and family for his big heart and ability to debate with anyone on any subject right or wrong.

He was preceded in death by his mother Janice Biddy.

Mon
31
Oct

Esther M. Leslie

Esther M. Leslie

Nov. 30, 1922 ~ Oct. 24, 2016

MLE Mason, also known as “Mert” born Esther M. Leslie Nov. 30, 1922 to Jeff and Esther Leslie in Sherman, Texas, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.

Her passions were gardening, knitting, crocheting, scuba diving, driving an 18-wheeler across the country for Mayflower Moving Vans, hot chocolate, her cats and dogs and crossword puzzles.

Proceeded in death by her parents, older sister and brother, second husband, sister-in-law, two grandsons, two sons-in-law and a niece.

She is survived by her first husband, Vic Merth, four children Judy and husband Jack Davies, Jennifer Hickman, Jon and LeAnn Merth and Joy and husband George Britton; six grandchildren, three nieces, two nephews, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mon
31
Oct

Robert Lewis “Bob” Kelly

Robert Lewis “Bob” Kelly

May 7, 1921 ~  Oct. 28, 2016

Robert Lewis “Bob” Kelly was born May 7, 1921, in Kansas City Missouri and went to be with the Lord October 28, 2016. He was 95 years of age.

Bob was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors where he and his sons would hunt pheasant together for many years. Bob and his wife loved to go dancing and travel where they went many places.

During WWII Mr. Robert Kelly served six years in the Navy as a Chief on a minesweeper. During his time in the Navy he was a boxer which he enjoyed. After the Navy he started to work for Southwestern Bell, known now as AT&T. He was an exchange repairman and would work on the telephones in people’s homes as well. Bob retired in 1982. At one time Mr. Kelly had a shrimp boat and after about a year decided he didn’t care for shrimping very much.

Mon
31
Oct

Ernest Lloyd Kinsey

Ernest Lloyd Kinsey

Ernest Lloyd Kinsey was born October 11, 1936 in Junction, Texas to James Elisha Kinsey and Sophie Hulda Dannheim. He passed away at home with family and friends around him on October 24, 2016, in Kingsland, Texas. He was married to Elsie Lee Harris-Kinsey on December 12, 1956 in Austin, Texas. From that union came five children.

His parents and four brothers preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Elsie, of Kingsland, Texas, his sons Timothy and wife Ruby of Austin, Matthew and wife Cherrie of Kyle, Texas, Dougles and wife Gigi of Georgetown, Texas and his daughters Dollie Bauman and husband Jay of Horseshoe Bay, Texas and Tracy Millagan and husband David of Kingsland, Texas, 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren with one due in February.

Services will be held November 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1607 Mormon Mill Rd., Marble Falls, Texas.

Mon
31
Oct

Kenneth Dee Hunter

Kenneth Dee Hunter

Kenneth Dee Hunter was born September 19, 1926 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to James Alton and Reta Mae (Shuler) Hunter, Sr. He was raised in Johnson County Texas and East Dallas, Texas.

Kenneth went to work at North American Aviation on January 31, 1944 until WWII ended, and then for General Electric Co. on September 4, 1945. While there, he met Vera Lee Milliken and they married January 12, 1946. He had a 42 year career with General Electric Co. as an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, until his retirement in July of 1987.

Tue
25
Oct

David Hugh “Bubba” Woods Jr.

David Hugh “Bubba” Woods Jr.

David Hugh “Bubba” Woods, Jr., 53 of Johnson City, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. Bubba was born on Feb. 10, 1963, in Austin, Texas to David Hugh Woods, Sr., and Carolyn F. (Rodgers) Woods. He grew up in Buda and graduated from Johnson City High School. After graduation, he started his 35-year career with Pedernales Electric Company as an operator. He married Lisa Samford Painter on January 11, 2013 in Johnson City, Texas. Bubba is preceded in death by his parents David Hugh, Sr. and Caroyln Reynolds.

Bubba is survived by his wife; Lisa Woods of Johnson City, his daughter; Stacee Jo and Amy Nicole Woods both of Johnson City, step-daughters; Serna Lynn, Sarah Jean Painter both of Johnson City and Shayla Celeste Painter of Fredericksburg, sons; Kelan Meade and McKennon Wayne Painter of Johnson City, sister; Linnea Weatherly and husband Michael of Angleton, Texas.

Tue
25
Oct

Kenneth Monroe Holland

Kenneth Monroe Holland

Kenneth Monroe Holland, descendant of a pioneer Burnet County family, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 in the same house where he had been born 93 years earlier.

The third of four children of Ealy and Olive Hays Holland, Kenneth was raised on the family ranch near Mormon Mill, and graduated from Marble Falls High School in 1941.

Along with many other members of The Greatest Generation, he answered his country's call, serving in the United States Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

Upon discharge after the war, he worked as an aircraft mechanic for the Air Force at Kelly Air Force Base, retiring in 1970.

After retirement, he returned to the family ranch, where he spent the next four decades doing all the things he loved - raising cattle, doing construction and landscaping, hunting, maintaining the spread, enjoying family life, and participating in church and community activities.

Tue
25
Oct

Richard Titus

Richard Titus

Jan. 23, 1926  ~  Oct. 16, 2016

Richard Titus, 90, of San Antonio passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016.

He was born Jan. 23, 1926 to Albert Anthony Titus and Lillian Marie Briant.

He went to St. James High School in Port Arthur, Texas. 

He graduated with a college degree from Georgia Tech.
He was married for 20 years and raised nine children.
He worked as an aeronautical engineer for various companies from 1951 until retirement in 1991, to include Boeing, Northrop, Learjet, Swearingen, LTV, McDonnell Aircraft and Bell Aerospace.
He was a veteran of WWII and served in the U.S. Navy.
He enjoyed volunteer teaching 6th – 12th grade math and reading at the Atonement Academy.
His hobbies included reading, tennis and jogging.  He loved steaks and Mexican food.
Richard married Leah Rae Carr on Aug. 12, 1952 in Houston.

Leah passed away on Aug. 6, 2002.

Tue
25
Oct

Janis Sue Troell

Janis Sue Troell

Sept. 5, 1945 ~ Oct. 17, 2016

Janis Sue Troell (nee Dunn) passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. She was born to the late Theodore “Pete” and Charlene Dunn in Jim Wells County on Sept. 5, 1945.

Janis attended schools in Alice, Texas and later in Mathis, Texas, where her father ran a machinery parts store.

It was there she met the love of her life, Luther Troell.

They married when she was 18 years old and have celebrated a very full life for over 50 years. From Texas to New York to Dubai and back again, they had many adventures, but the biggest was their family of four daughters and nine grandchildren.

Janis was a loving mother and grandmother and would often say her “babies” were her greatest accomplishment.

Janis loved to travel, whether it was far and exotic or just a drive through the country.

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