Obits

Wed
02
Dec

Agnew Blair Colyer

Agnew Blair Colyer

May 1, 1935~Nov. 14, 2015

 

Agnew Blair “A.B.” Colyer, 80, passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in his home in Granite Shoals, Texas.

A.B. was born May 1, 1935, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to Howard and Florence Pearl Williams Colyer. He was one of five siblings. His parents, siblings and first wife, Elaine, preceded him in death.

He is survived by: his daughter, Joanna Fowles; sons, John Colyer, James Colyer and Michael Colyer, who were born to A.B. and Elaine Colyer.

He was later married to the love of his life, Jacquelyn “Jacqui” Finnessey Wells, who preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 2013. He is also survived by his step-sons, Thomas Wells and Clayton Wells.

Although, not the birth parent of Katherine Wells and Carl Woods, A.B. could not have loved them more. He considered them his daughter and son and loved them unconditionally.

He is also survived by numerous grandchildren.

Wed
02
Dec

Jessie Lee Austin Myers

Jessie Lee Austin Myers

May 7, 1993~Nov. 17, 2015

 

Jessie Lee Austin Myers passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in El Paso, Texas.

He was born May 7, 1993, to Nathan and Julie Myers.

Jessie is survived by his wife, Alisha Myers, and son, Noah, both of of El Paso.

He is also survived by: his parents, Nathan and Julie Myers of Marble Falls; brothers, Dustin Myers of Casper, Wyoming, Hector Saucedo of Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Nathan Myers, Jr. of Marble Falls; grandfather, William Brown; grandmother, Jolene Confor, and grandparents, Bobby and Sandy Newman.

He is also survived by other relatives and many close friends.

Jessie was a devoted family man who always made everyone laugh.

Arrangements were under the direction of Clements Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls.

Online condolences may be made at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com.

Tue
24
Nov

Opal Louise Lawson

Opal Louise Lawson

 

Opal Louise Lawson passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at the age of 93.

Born in Marble Falls, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ophelia Crider Walker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Emmitt.

Opal is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Beth Lawson of Marble Falls; daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Tom Boutwell of Dallas; grandson, Andy and wife, Katie, of Salt Lake City, Utah; granddaughter, Carrie Driscoll of Fort Worth; grandson, Thomas Boutwell and wife, Maria, of Dallas; grandson, Brian Boutwell and wife, DeeDee, of Joplin, Missouri; great-granddaughter, Isabella Driscoll of Fort Worth; great-grandson, Matthew Boutwell of Dallas; great-grandson Dakota Boutwell of Joplin, Missouri; great-granddaughter Ashton Boutwell of Joplin, Missouri, and great-granddaughter, Audrey Brynn Lawson of Salt Lake City, Utah.

She is also survived by many other relatives and close friends.

Tue
24
Nov

Ethelyn M. Doze

Ethelyn M. Doze

Dec. 13, 1938~Oct. 29, 2015

 

Ethelyn M. Doze died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. 

She joined her husband, Joe Doze, 6 months to the day of his passing. 

Ethelyn was born on Dec. 13, 1938, in Breckenridge, Minnesota, the daughter of Elmer and Margaret (Berg) Lerrbakken and the oldest of their 10 children.
After graduating high school, Ethelyn attended Southeast Area Vocational School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she graduated with honors, with a degree in accounting. 

She worked many years for an insurance company in Sioux Falls. 

During that time Ethelyn met the love of her life, Joe Doze. 

They moved to Marble Falls in 1994, where she was employed at Mustang Implement.

She is survived by: her granddaughter, Miranda Diespieger; brother, Michael Lerrbakken; sister, Candela Lerrbakken, and sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Duane Heley. 

Tue
24
Nov

Celia Beltran

Celia Beltran

 

Celia “Sally” Beltran was born on Oct. 10, 1949, in Burnet, Texas, and passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Round Rock, Texas, at the age of 66 years.

Sally was married to the love of her life, Frank Beltran Sr., for 44 years. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother of six.

She had a heart of gold and always opened her arms to anyone and everyone.

Many will remember her for the love she had for her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as for cooking.

She was always willing to help others and taught her children to do the same with the utmost respect for everyone.

Tue
10
Nov

Phyllis C Halloran

Phyllis C Halloran

March 16, 1942~Nov. 5, 2015

 

Phyllis Halloran, 73, of Meadowlakes passed away on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at her home in Marble Falls.

She was born on March 16, 1942, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the daughter of William and Mary Yetsko.

Funeral services for Phyllis will be Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Rosary will be Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at 5 p.m. at the Clements Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation to follow.

Phyllis graduated in 1061 from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

She subsequently attended Harper Method Beauty School in Rochester, New York.

She then worked briefly as a beautician in Williamsport.

On April 20, 1962, she married Michael Halloran and began an exciting career with her husband in the United States Air Force and took off to Ramey AFB in Puerto Rico.

Tue
10
Nov

Lois Elaine Reitz

Lois Elaine Reitz                                            

Dec. 16, 1930 – Oct. 22, 2015

 

The sun broke through the clouds as the angels lifted the beautiful soul of Lois Elaine Reitz to Heaven on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

Nine days before Christmas 1930 (Dec. 16, 1930), Lois was born on the family farm in Liberty, Kansas, to Lester Robert Hoobler and Fern Marie Beair Hoobler.

A celebration for Lois Reitz will be held at The Church at Horseshoe Bay on Monday, Nov.  9, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.  and the theme is “Sunshine” so all those attending are encouraged to wear yellow.

Lois was the 1948 Senior Queen of Labette County Community High School in Altamont, Kansas – the “largest little town in Kansas.”

She fell in love on a blind date with an Army guy that had just returned home from Fort Lewis, Washington. She married Richard C. “Dick” Reitz in Bartlett, Kansas, in 1949.

Tue
10
Nov

Betty Jean Sylvester

Betty Jean Sylvester

Dec. 12, 1930~Oct. 26, 2015

 

Betty Jean Sylvester, 84, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.

Betty was born on Dec. 12, 1930, in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Harry and Estelle Hall.

On June 16, 1947, she married the love of her life, Robert T. Sylvester, who preceded her in death on March 13, 2014.

In 1982, Betty and Robert moved to Granite Shoals, Texas.

Betty was a member of the Daughters of The Republic of Texas.

She is survived by: her daughter, Nancy Sylvester; son, Barry Sylvester and wife, Liza; two grandchildren, Cameron and Kaycee Sylvester, all of Granite Shoals; sister Dorothy Lease of Worthington, Minnesota, and brother, Allen Hall of Arlington.

A memorial service for Betty will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, starting at 2 p.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls.

Tue
10
Nov

Manuel Esquivel

Manuel Esquivel

April 1, 1937 – Oct. 5, 2015

 

Tue
10
Nov

Harold E. Ripley, Jr.

Harold E. Ripley, Jr.

March 12, 1943~Oct. 15, 2015

 

Harold was born on March 12, 1943, and passed away on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. 

Harold was preceded in death by his beloved son, Patrick Edward Ripley, a brother, John Ripley, and his parents. 

Harold was raised by his grandparents, Earl J. Baker and Mary Belle Baker. 

He joined the United States Army in 1961 and retired in January 1981 as a Sergeant First Class.

He then moved to Taylor, Texas, and was blessed, given the opportunity to meet and create a lot of lasting friendships in Taylor and the surrounding areas. 

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