Obits

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16
Jun

Clayford “Clay” Ryan White

Clayford “Clay” Ryan White

Clayford “Clay” Ryan White, 67, of Leander, passed away at Seton Medical Center in Austin, on Monday, June 12.

Clay was born in Wichita, Kansas on January 31st, 1950 and was soon after adopted, along with his sister Julia, by Frank and Norline White.

He graduated from Minneapolis High and after a brief stint in college he joined the U.S. Navy on May 1st, 1969 and served for 20 years.

While at training camp he met the love of his life, Judy Marie Turri, and they were married in Memphis, Tennessee on August 1, 1970.

They spent 43 glorious years of marriage together.

After leaving the Navy he moved to Austin, and worked for a variety of technology companies, finally retiring from DPS in 2015.

Clay was passionate about religious studies and earned a Master’s Degree in Theology from Creighton University.

Fri
16
Jun

Betty Lou Mobley

Betty Lou Mobley

July 20, 1930 – April 18, 2017

Betty Lou Mobley, 86, of Bryan, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Family received friends on Friday, April 21, at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.

Betty was born in Memphis and was raised Methodist. After moving to Bryan, she attended Central Baptist Church along with her husband Truett.

Fri
16
Jun

Herminia Frausto

Herminia Frausto

d. June 11, 2017

Herminia Frausto, 75, passed away on June 11, 2017 in her home. Born to Julian and Ofelia Beltran in Blanco, Texas, she was a lifelong area resident of the area. Herminia worked as a caregiver and will be remembered as a caring, loving, devoted mother and for her unwavering faith and love of the Lord. She will be dearly missed.

Herminia is survived by her daughter, Teresa Martinez; son, Adam Martinez; brothers, Manuel, Ramon, and Frank Beltran; sister, Mary Martinez, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren.

Fri
09
Jun

Fay Salem

Fay Salem

May 25, 1933 ~ June 7, 2017

Fay Salem passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

She was born Alice Fay Brantley on May 25, 1933, in Phenix City, Alabama, to the late Hazel and Frank Brantley.

She was married to John P. Salem Jr. and the couple recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Feb. 14.

The couple lived in Marble Falls for 40 years.

Prior to Marble Falls they lived in Port Arthur.

She was a graduate of Central High School of Phenix City.

She was a devoted Christian and was a member of First Baptist Church of Marble Falls.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Throughout her life she has been a faithful servant in many church and civic organizations where she has made wonderful friends and been a joy to all.

Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.

Fri
09
Jun

James Michael “Sandy” Sandstedt Sr.

James Michael “Sandy” Sandstedt Sr.

August 30, 1934 ~ June 2, 2017

Sandy was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on August 30, 1934. He passed away on June 2, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife Anita had moved to Granite Shoals, Texas, in 2003 from San Antonio to enjoy their retirement. He loved living his retirement years there. He was never a fisherman but enjoyed waterskiing and boating. Many a morning he would sit out on his deck with his one cup of coffee enjoying the sounds of nature and all the animals.

Mon
05
Jun

Nina Francis Ruth Gaston Wood

Nina Francis Ruth Gaston Wood

January 24, 1933 ~ May 31, 2017

Today, we mark the passing of a great woman, Nina Francis Ruth Gaston Wood. She was born January 24, 1933, in Aspermont, Texas, in Stonewall County to William David Gaston and Ruby Laverne Beam. Some called her Mom, some called her Grandma or Mimaw, and some called her Aunt Nina, but all called her blessed, like the Bible says in Proverbs 31:28. She was a dedicated and fierce mother who raised four children on her own and was still able to help others in their time of need as well.

Mon
05
Jun

Phaneta Ann (Holland) Young

Phaneta Ann (Holland) Young

January 16, 1952 ~ May 28, 2017

Phaneta Ann (Holland) Young, affectionately known as Neita Ann, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, at home in Marble Falls. She was born January 16, 1952, in San Antonio to Kenneth Holland and Ruby Faye (Wilkinson) Holland. She married Frank Young on June 6, 1970, in Burnet.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Nathan Young.

Mon
05
Jun

Naomi Fay Wall

Naomi Fay Wall

June 21, 1926 ~ May 25, 2017

Naomi Fay Wall was born June 21, 1926, in Spicewood, Texas, to Andrew and Bessie English, and passed away May 25, 2017 at Hillside Medical Lodge in Gatesville, Texas.

Visitation and a service was held Tuesday, May 30, at Evant Church of Christ, followed by a burial at Haynie Flat Cemetery in Spicewood.

Naomi married H.T. Wall on July 17, 1945 in Burnet, Texas. They had one child, a son, Jack V. Wall.

Mon
05
Jun

Stephen Francis Kinsella

Stephen Francis Kinsella

d. May 22, 2017

Stephen Francis Kinsella, 56, of Kingsland, Texas passed away on May 22, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

Steve was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, resided in Maine for two decades, then came to a fork in the road and “took a left” as he found his way to Texas. He was a devoted husband, father, and most recently a grandfather, which was the light of his days. Steve’s hobby was following the New England Patriots, the Red Sox, and building things. He enjoyed a successful career as a construction superintendent.

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30
May

Oran Roscoe “Buddy” Crawford

Oran Roscoe “Buddy” Crawford

September 6, 1944~May 19, 2017

Oran Roscoe “Buddy” Crawford passed away peacefully the morning of May 19, 2017. Bud was born on September 6, 1944 in Houston, Texas to Mable Elizabeth Lewis and Roscoe Clarence Crawford of Smithwick, Texas. His maternal grandparents were Annie Evans and Andrew Jackson Crawford and his paternal grandparents were Jasper Hogan Lewis and Katherine Basheba Gilcrease.

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