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John Irving Landon

John Irving Landon

Jan. 12, 1927 ~ May 28, 2016

John Irving Landon passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016 in Llano, Texas at the age of 89.

He was born Jan. 12, 1927 in Menard, Texas to Frankie Eugenia (Poole) and John Newmarch Landon.

After graduation from Menard High School at age 16, John enrolled into the University of Texas at Austin where he was a proud member of the Showband of the Southwest playing the trumpet, a passion he continued throughout his life.

After receiving his undergrad degree, John enrolled in the Navy, during WWII, where he served in the Philippines as an electrician until the end of the war.

After the war, he married his wife of 62 years, Willene Templeton and they returned to UT where John enrolled under the GI Bill into the School of Pharmacy where he earned his degree two years later.

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Robert L. Mezger

Robert L. Mezger
April 27, 1921 ~ May 27, 2016
 
Robert L. Mezger of Marble Falls, Texas passed away Friday, May 27, 2016.
Robert was born April 27, 1921 to E.C. and Pearl Lacy Mezger in Marble Falls.
Robert married Betty Marie Jagow in 1943 and began his military career in WWII as a mechanic and navigator, serving on the Northern African and Southern European front.
After leaving the military, Robert raised Herford cattle for 60 years.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents; granddaughter Laura and brothers John and Jim.
Robert is survived by his daughters Linda Marie Mezger and Cynthia Ann Dixon of Marble Falls; sons Robert A. Mezger of Colorado, Bryan Kent Mezger and wife Linda of Boulder, Colorado, Doug Mezger and wife Martha of Marble Falls, and Jeffrey Alan Mezger of Marble Falls.
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Susan Ann Shelley

Susan Ann Shelley
May 30, 2016
 
Susan Ann Shelley, 45, passed away on May 30, 2016.
A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 3 at Round Mountain Cemetery in Round Mountain, Texas. Her family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 2 at Edgar & Jenkins Family Funeral Home in Burnet.
Susan is preceded in death by her father, George Shelley; grandparents, Floyd and Mae Pearl Pooley, Hilda Shelley and her step-father, Richard Schilling.
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Lillie Lenora Travis Worcester

Lillie Lenora Travis Worcester
Nov. 28, 1919 ~ May 24, 2016
 
Lillie “Boots” Lenora Travis Worcester, 96, of Kingsland died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Wise County at her daughter’s home.
Lillie was born Nov. 28, 1919 in Royce City, Texas to Mote and Carrie Travis.
She served in PTA, Cub Scouts, Camp Fire and the Methodist Church.
She loved fly fishing, arts and crafts, working in her yard, Garden Club, volunteering at the Library and  Al-Anon.
After her husband's retirement from Braniff Airways, they moved near the Packsaddle Mountain on the Llano River.
She was an active member of the Community Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday
School, lead exercise classes.
She was a fiercely independent woman who lived alone with her dog, Jack until a week before her death from pneumonia.
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Karen N. Kauppi LeBlanc

Karen N. Kauppi LeBlanc
Oct. 20, 1943 ~ May 24, 2016
 
Karen N. (Kauppi) LeBlanc, 72 years old, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Marble Falls. 
Karen grew up in Ironwood, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
She then enjoyed time in California, New Hampshire, and finally settled in the Texas hill country.
Karen was born Oct. 20, 1943, in Ironwood, Michigan, a daughter of Walter and Margaret (Rowe) Kauppi, and attended the Ironwood area schools.
Karen was known as a wonderful singer.
She enjoyed reading, writing, listening to music, and caring for her cats.
She also loved birds, flowers, and plants.
She was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend.
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Kenneth Snider

 Kenneth Snider

Sept. 18, 1945 ~ May 15, 2016
Kenneth “Honeyman” Snider passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at age 70.

Ken was born on Sept. 18, 1945 to Celina (Gildersleeve) and George Snider.

Celebration of Life ceremony for Ken will be held at Forno’s Waterfront Bar and Grill on Lake LBJ on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 1 p.m.

A Celebration of Life ceremony is also being planned in the Alton, Illinois area where he was from, details to be announced at a later date.

Ken graduated high school in 1963 from Woodriver High School in Illinois.

He was also a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a degree in Accounting.

Ken retired in 2000.

Ken had an engaging personality and was always the life of the party taking over the dance floor.

He spent most of his time on the golf course, working in his yard, trying new recipes, and his latest hobby, brewing and drinking his own beer.

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Kenneth Melvin Antley

Kenneth Melvin Antley

May 21, 1957 ~ May 5, 2016

Kenneth ‘Ken’ Melvin Antley passed away at home in Marble Falls on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

He was born on May 21, 1957, in Texas City, to Morris Melvin Antley and Melba Wiggins Antley.

He graduated from Lamarque High School where he was an All State football player.

He earned an associate degree from ITT Tech and was employed by Fluid Balance International.

Ken's interests included collecting guns and knives, riding motorcycles, and watching sports.

He was often found working on such projects as building a canoe and a boat.

Having grown up near the coast, he was happiest when he was on the water fishing and boating.

He was a grill master known for steaks, ribs, brisket, and his most favorite, shrimp.

Ken enjoyed attending Round Rock Express and Texas Ranger baseball games with family and riding motorcycles with friends.

He spent every holiday with family.

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Deanna Dorchester Bradshaw

Deanna Dorchester Bradshaw
May 26, 1941 ~ May 8, 2016
 
Deanna Dorchester Bradshaw of Marble Falls, Texas passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at her residence.
Deanna was born on May 26, 1941 in Galveston, Texas to Ernest Dean Dorchester, Jr. and Julia Frances (Ebeling) Dorchester.
Deanna graduated from Ball High School in Galveston, Texas, class of 1959.
She graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas with a B.A. degree in English, in 1963.
Deanna wed Edward William Bradshaw, Jr. at Central Methodist Church in Galveston, Texas on June 29, 1963.
Deanna was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at The University of Texas.
She was a past member of The Junior League of Galveston County, The Garden Club of Dickinson and Friends of the Library in Dickinson.
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Stanley Elbert Crone

Stanley Elbert Crone
July 22, 1930 ~ May 8, 2016
 
Stanley Elbert Crone passed away peacefully at home and joined his Father in Heaven on Sunday, May 8, 2016.
Stan was born July 22, 1930 to Claude and Dollie Crone in Childress, Texas.
He joined the Navy and served his country from 1948-1950 at which time he was honorably discharged to care for his mother.
Stanley met the love of his life, Pauline Hanna, in Turkey, Texas and they were united in marriage on June 16, 1951.
They made their home in Carlsbad, New Mexico where he worked for Potash Company of America as an electrician.
Stan and Polly were blessed with two beautiful children, Trisha and Gary.
They moved to Port Lavaca, Texas in 1967 where he worked as an Electrical Supervisor until his retirement from Alcoa in 1992.
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Pauline Royce Hammerschmidt

Pauline Royce Hammerschmidt

Jan. 7, 1923 ~ May 8, 2016

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