Obits

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. 

Tue
10
Nov

Mary Kathryn McGanity

Mary Kathryn McGanity

July 10, 1925~Oct. 1, 2015

 

Mary Kathryn McGanity passed away on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia, and went to join her husband, Bill, through God’s grace, in heaven. 

“Mary McG” will be remembered always as a loving woman who gave her all to her husband, her extended family, her friends (new and old,) her pets, and to everyone she encountered.  

She will be remembered by her family as a loving, caring and guiding mother who lived by continuously giving and providing a lifelong model to her family of how to live well.

Mary never knew a stranger.

Mother Mary was born on July 10, 1925, in Montreal, Quebec, to Louis and Lucille Hambrock. 

She went on to complete her undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal.  She met the love of her life, Bill, skiing in the Laurentian mountains in Quebec. 

Bill and Mary married and resided in Toronto.

Tue
10
Nov

Harry Keil

Harry Keil

Sept. 2, 1937~Oct. 4, 2015

 

Harry Keil, 78, of Buchanan Dam, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

He was born on Sept. 2, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Fred and Dorothy Keil.

Harry was the owner and operator of Llano Refrigeration in Buchanan Dam.

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force and an avid pilot. 

He enjoyed spending quality time with his family, as well as spending time with his dogs and horses.

He is survived by: his children, Diana R. Penelas and husband, Manny; Dorothy R. Keil, and Harry Keil Jr. and wife, Amy. He is also survived by grandchildren: Nina R. Riley, Nicole R. Mac Mullin, Selena C. Keil, Harry C. Keil and Sabrina C. Keil; great-grandchildren Carter W. Bickett and Oaklyn Rae Goethe; siblings Raymond, Richard, Robert and Betty (Belknap).

Harry was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick.

Tue
10
Nov

Lonnie David Gaston

Lonnie David Gaston

Feb. 15, 1935~Oct. 11, 2015

 

Lonnie David Gaston, 80, of Marble Falls, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, after a lengthy illness. He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Wanda Butler Gaston.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1935, in Stamford, Texas.

He lived in Morton, Texas, before moving to Marble Falls in 1965.

He was an excellent auto and heavy equipment mechanic.

He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and he had a special love for animals.

He is survived by: his wife, Wanda; children, Clinton Gaston and Lowan Gaston Freberg; grandchildren, Jessie Gaston, Christie Gaston and James Rutherford; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Kaylee and Myles, his pets Mazy and Peanut; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Delores Gaston of Jayton, Texas; sister, Nina Wood of Round Rock, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.

Tue
10
Nov

Ruth Schneider

Ruth Schneider

Aug. 8, 1934~Oct. 13, 2015

 

Ruth Schneider, 81, of Kingsland, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.

She was born on Aug. 8, 1934, in Taylor, Texas, the daughter of Carvin and Ann Burran.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Raymond Schneider; son, Kevin Schneider, and brother, Jerry Burran.

Ruth is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Suszanne and Jackie Zajicek; granddaughter, Tracy Allen; great-grandchildren, Corson and Lillie Allen, and a sister-in-law, May Burran.

Visitation with the family will be this Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at Clements Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, Texas.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, starting at 2:30 p.m. at Clements Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel.

Fri
30
Oct

Johanna Wilson

Johanna Wilson

Nov. 21, 1919 – Oct. 23, 2015

 

Johanna “Johnnie” Wilson was born Nov. 21, 1919, in Seguin, Texas, to Charles and Paula (Henze) Starcke.

She was the youngest remaining of five children.

In 1939, she married Myers Hardy Wilson in Blanco, Texas. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage until his death in 2005.

In the early years, Johnnie worked in a munitions plant making ordinance, and as a beautician. She later worked as a full-time wife and mother to two sons.

In her spare time, she pursued her interests in flowers, sewing, music and art by joining Ikebana International, San Antonio’s Fiber Arts Guild and Sweet Adelines.

In 1980, when they moved to Lake LBJ, she continued her passions with the Highland Lakes Art Guild, Marble Falls Garden Club and the United Methodist Church Choir.

After their retirement, they enjoyed traveling in Europe, Hawaii and Alaska.

Tue
27
Oct

Riley Lee Felps

Riley Lee Felps

March 13, 1942~Oct. 21, 2015

 

Riley Lee Felps, 73, of Marble Falls, Texas, passed  away on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015.

He was born on March 13, 1942, in Marble Falls, the son of J.C. and Vida Crider Felps. They preceded him in death.

He served in the U.S. Army and then the Army National Guard.

He is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, James and Gussie Felps ; four daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Tim Ottersbach, Laurie and Leonard Lay, Ginger and Scott Bryant and Tiffany Jolene Kittle; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Nancy Felps, plus numerous grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, with burial with full military honors following at Tobey Cemetery in Marble Falls, Texas.

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

Tue
27
Oct

Lillie Bell Martin

Lillie Bell Martin

March 1, 1941~Sept. 7, 2015

 

Lillie Bell Martin went home to be with the Lord.

Lillie Bell was an angel here on earth.

She passed away on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015.

Lillie was born on March 1, 1941, in Big Spring, Texas, to Andrew Luce and Lillie May Wise.

Lillie was preceded in death by: her husband of 45 years, Buddy Martin; two daughters, Carolyn and Beverly Martin; her parents, and, a granddaughter, Miranda Turner.

She is survived by: her children, Robert Martin, Christine Martin, Mae Pace, Bobbie Smith, Michelle Franklin, Tammy Martin and Paula Turner.

Lillie Bell was the best mother and grandmother with multiple children and grandchildren.

She had six sisters and one brother.

Her sister, Dee Dietrich, was her best friend and the family wants to thank her for everything she has done for our mother.

We will miss you mom.

Fri
23
Oct

Marvin Joyce Nitzinger

Marvin Joyce Nitzinger

June 13, 1929~Oct. 20, 2015

 

Marvin Joyce (Jack) Nitzinger, 86, of Sandy Harbor, Marble Falls, died on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.

There will be a memorial service on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at 3 p.m. at Sandy Harbor.

He was born on June 13, 1929, in Arlington, Texas, the son of John Henry Nitzinger and Nora Huffman Nitzinger.

He married Bobbie Jean McCray in 1954 in Belton, Texas. She preceded him in death in 1976. They had two children, Diane and Michael.

In 1979, he married Norma Jean Hecht Smithey Nitzinger.

He served in the infantry in the Korean War, and then worked as a diesel mechanic for over 40 years.

He performed many jobs and was a true “Jack of all trades.”

He was able to fix any engine or mechanical problem and generously repaired neighbors’ lawnmowers and golf carts.

Jack was a member of the VFW Post 10376 in Marble Falls.

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