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Julia Evelyn Johnson

Julia Evelyn Johnson

Julia Evelyn Johnson
Sept. 19, 1928~March 31, 2016
 
Julia Evelyn Johnson, age 87, of Odessa, passed from this life to her eternal home in Heaven at her residence on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
She was born in San Angelo, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1928 to the late John and Marguerite (Hardin) Nettleton.
She was a member of First Southern Baptist of Gardendale and loved her church family very much. She was also a school teacher.
Evelyn was very opinionated, had lots of spunk and wouldn’t mind voicing her opinion.
She loved to dance, play bridge and to visit Lake Buchanan.
Evelyn was a school teacher in El Paso, Sanderson, Odessa, Round Rock, Rock Springs and Wink. She enjoyed teaching 4th & 5th grade the most.
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Apr

Betty J. Dobrowolski

Betty J. Dobrowolski
 
This beloved gentle soul, peacemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and loyal friend Betty J. Dobrowolski (Forskett) passed away peacefully Saturday, April, 2, 2016, at the age of 87.
This loving wife was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, William J Dobrowolski II.
Her survivors' are son William J Dobrowolski III; daughter Lynda M Brown; daughter-in-law Tonda K Dobrowolski; son-in-law Tim Brown; six grand children, 11 great-grandchildren, distant relatives, and many close friends.
Service to honor this woman and her long life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Putnam Funeral Home Chapel, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas 78639.
With grave side tributes directly following at Lakeland Hill Memorial Park, 4219 Park Road 4 South, Burnet, Texas 78611.
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Rebecca Lorraine Cude

Rebecca Lorraine Cude
Dec. 3, 1978 ~ March 31, 2016
 
In loving memory of our beautiful daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend, Rebecca Lorraine “Becca” Cude.
She was born Dec. 3, 1978 to Erin Thomas and Randall Thomas in Lawton, Oklahoma.
She grew up in Midland, Texas and was a graduate of Midland High School.
Becca is survived by her loving husband Edward Cude of Marble Falls, and four children, Emily, Kelsey and Kasen Cude of Marble Falls and Hailey Avery of Midland, who were her world.
She also leaves behind her mother, Erin Thomas of Stephenville; her father, Randall Thomas of Big Spring; sister Jenna Dahlberg of Abilene; in-laws Joe and Pat Cude of Stephenville and family as well as a large circle of friends and “adopted” family.
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Apr

Olivia Carvalho Valone

Olivia Carvalho Valone

Olivia Carvalho Valone

Olivia Carvalho Valone, 86, of Marble Falls, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

She was born in Chavantes, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Olivia was married to a passionate Brazilian-Italian man, Americo Valone, for 52 years.

Through their love and devotion, they gave life to two daughters, Berenice V. Dugain and Valeria V. Duran who later married and started their own families.

Olivia loved her two son in laws, Daniel B, Dugain and Diego David Duran and treated them as her sons as well.

Her greatest treasures were her four grandchildren, Matthew, 17, Sarah, 15, Logan, 14 and Isabella, 12.

Besides her husband, her other passion was cooking.

She instilled the value of family traditions by gathering family and friends together to enjoy her authentic Italian dishes.

She took pleasure seeing everyone enjoying her “signature meatballs”.

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Apr

Payton Rayne Martinez

Payton Rayne Martinez

Payton Rayne Martinez

May 25, 2011~April 5, 2016

Payton Rayne “Precious Payton” Martinez passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in Llano at the age of 4.

She was born May 25, 2011 in Round Rock, Texas to Emoryee Berreles and Omar Martinez Jr. She loved watching YouTube videos, opening surprise blind bags, planting and picking flowers with her Mimi, digging for worms, long baths, strawberry ice cream, going to Mimi and Pawpaw’s, playing with her dog, Peppa Pig, going to Journey fellowship and tickling her favorite guy, James.

Precious Payton also loved playing hide and seek, stomping bugs, treasure hunting, playing in the sand at her G’pa’s, going to the zoo, eating cheese dip at Rosita’s, visiting with Laurie and Steven, going to the ranch with her Susan, going to pre-k, playing with Jancie and Taylee and numerous other things.

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Apr

Fanny Mary Penny Higgins

Fanny Mary Penny Higgins

Aug. 5, 1941 ~ April 4, 2016

Fanny Mary Penny Higgins, 74, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016, at her home just west of Burnet.

She was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Marble Falls to Washington and Margaret May (Wilson) Penny.

Fanny worked for many years at the Bluebonnet Café in Marble Falls and also for Lois Shell at her café.

She was the glue that kept all the family together and she would always take everybody in.

Fanny is survived by her sons Victor O’Donald Higgins of Kingsland, Terry Robert Higgins of Lampasas, and JC Haley of Granite Shoals.

Also surviving are grandchildren Jennifer, Heather and Terry Jr. and great-grandchildren Nathanial, Jeramy, Gabrial and Gunner.

She is preceded in death by 21 brothers and sisters; her parents; husband Floyd; daughter Shannon; son Timothy and great-granddaughter Mary.

A Memorial Service for Fanny will be held soon after the cremation.

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Apr

Nancy Blasa Ribera Garcia

Nancy Blasa Ribera Garcia

Nancy Blasa Ribera Garcia

Feb. 3, 1934~March 28, 2016

Nancy Blasa Ribera Garcia, 82 years young of Cottonwood Shores, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016.

She was a daughter of Martin and Maria RomeroRibera born in Cypress Mills, Texas on Feb. 3, 1934.

She was raised in Round Mountain, Texas until her marriage to Zaragosa L. Garcia in 1956. They resided in Marble Falls until 1971 when they moved to Cottonwood Shores.

Nancy was loved by everyone who knew her.

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Dominic Cullen Downey

Dominic Cullen Downey

May 15, 1992~March 1, 2016

 

In loving memory of our bright light – a son, a brother, a nephew, an uncle, a cousin, a friend, and a boyfriend – Dominic was many things to all who knew him.

Dominic Cullen Downey was born on May 15, 1992, in Houston, Texas, and died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the age of 23 years.

He left this world all too soon.

Dominic is survived by: his mother, Charlene Tonning; father, Joseph Downey, and step-father, Sean Tonning, as well as his four sisters, Bridget Colleen, Kelsey Ann, Mary Genevieve and Erin Elaine.

He also leaves behind: his brother-in-law, John Jarrett; nephew, Cullen, and niece, Genevieve.

His girlfriend, Hayley Hammonds, quickly became a member of the family and their love was the kind that people could see clearly.

Dominic was a very talented artist and writer, and his soul was all too tender for this world.

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DonLee Patton

DonLee Patton

May 1, 1958~March 1, 2016

 

DonLee Patton, born on May 1, 1958, in Fort Worth, Texas, left this earth on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the age of 57 years. 
DonLee graduated from Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas, and successfully completed numerous auto industry technical schools obtaining his ASTD and many other certifications and awards at an early age.

His other love was computers and he spent six years as a logistic coordinator supervisor with KBR in Iraq.

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James Michael “Mike” Luce

James Michael “Mike” Luce

Sept. 25, 1942-March 12, 2016

 

Retired MSgt. James Michael “Mike” Luce, 73, of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, and formerly of Marble Falls, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

He was born to James Franklyn Luce and Goldie Olivia (Hamilton) Luce on Sept. 25, 1942, in National City, California.

He grew up in California and Texas, before enlisting in the United States Air Force on Dec. 15, 1960. While stationed in California he met Vera Jane Aytes. They married on Aug. 15, 1964. They had three children, Carol, Janice and James.

His service to our country included three tours to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Other duty stations included the United Kingdom, Idaho, California, Oklahoma, Iceland and Michigan before retiring on Aug. 31, 1981.

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