Truman L. “Buddy” Brodbeck, age 68, passed away January 6, 2002 at Hill Country Hospital in Fredricksburg, Texas.
“Buddy”, as he was known by family and friends, was a lifelong resident of Blanco. He was born in Kendall County on December 10, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents Hugo and Lolete Brodbeck.
Buddy was a graduate of Blanco High School and attended Baytown Lee College and Southwest Texas State University for two years. He served his country in the army from 1954-1956. Sixteen months of those years were spent in northern Japan.
Managing the Blanco Bowling Alley Cafe and Lanes earlier in his life, he could still be found there on most days having coffee and swapping stories with his longtime friends. Buddy like to regale his company with his outlandish humor and funny sayings. Lately, his failing health prohibited him from enjoying this pastime. Because Buddy lived alone, some of these same coffee drinking buddies pitched in to help Buddy by bringing him meals and running errands for him. Buddy often commented on how he appreciated their help and would have gladly done the same thing for them. Generous and gregarious, Buddy had many, many friends. He had a special affinity for young people and they for him. When he could, he attended high school sporting events and always could be counted upon to add his colorful commentary to their outcomes.
He will be sorely missed by his family. He maintained close relationships with all of them. Surviving him are his brother, Rodger and wife, Patsy Brodbeck of San Antonio; his sister, Iris and husband, Dennis Dildy of Marble Falls; his brother, Danny and wife, Cecilia Brodbeck of West, Texas.
Buddy was especially proud of his nieces and nephews. He spent many hours playing with them when they were young. As they grew older, he offered them countless advice and taught them the skills he knew. His many fishing and hunting tips will live on in his nephews as they all enjoyed hunting and fishing with him.
He is survived by his nephews, Mark Brodbeck of San Antonio; Keith Brodbeck of San Antonio; Jody Macek of Marble Falls, Jarrett Macek of Austin; two great nephews, Rodger Wayne Brodbeck of San Antonio; Brandon Brodbeck of San Antonio; his nieces, Dawna Macek of Dallas; Amy Brodbeck of Rockdale; Gina Brodbeck Bailey of Dallas; Lori Brodbeck of Austin; two great nieces, Jennifer Brodbeck of San Antonio and Sarah Brodbeck of Canyon Lake.
Funeral services were Wednesday, January 9 at 1p.m. at Croft’s Funeral Home with graveside services following at the Blanco Cemetery.
On December 30, 2001, family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of Brenda Carrol Hudson.
Brenda Carrol was born on April 22, 1952, in Austin, Texas, and passed from this life on December 28, 2001, in Johnson City, Texas, pursuant her wishes. Brenda was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Helen Hudson, and her son, Jimmy Dale Patterson, Jr.
Brenda is survived by her daughter, Miranda Helene Calopietro, her husband Rick, and three grandchildren, Brittany, Brandon and Chelsea. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Jerome Knoll, her niece, Amber Villarreal, and many cousins and friends.
Brenda’s family would like to express their deep appreciation and gratitude to special friends who were so supportive and loving to Brenda.
Stanley Williamson was born September 11, 1923, in Wichita County, Texas, where he resided until his death Dec. 16, 2001. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Williamson, who were pioneers in the farming and ranching industry in North Texas. Stanley’s paternal grandmother was Mrs. Lillis Morgan of Burkburnett, and early settler of Wichita County and was prominent in the Burkburnett oil boom days with oil and land holdings, including the Holt Hotel.
Stanley was active in 4-H and graduated from Wichita Falls High School where he excelled in academics and athletics. He played on the Wichita Falls Coyote Football State Championship Team in 1941. He was offered a scholarship at all Southwest Conference schools and chose Texas University, where he captained an undefeated freshman team. His college career was shortened when he entered the Navy in World War II.
On October 14, 1944, Stanley married Marion Jo “Jodie” Jordan of Wichita Falls. They resided in the Iowa Park community but also maintained a home in Blanco, Texas. Stanley is survived by his wife Jodie, three sons and their wives: Jeff and Cheryl Williamson of Dundee, Texas, Bert and Kathy Williamson of Iowa Park, Texas, and Joe Howard and Tracy Williamson of Archer City, Texas; ten grandchildren; Howard Williamson and Wendy Marsh, both of Electra, Cole Williamson, Hunter Cure of Electra, Christy Shotts of Archer City, Stanley Reese Williamson and Kelly Williamson, both of Iowa Park, Denver Williamson, Jordan Williamson, and Rebekah Williamson, all of Archer City; three great-grandchildren, Sonny Shotts and Clayton Shotts, both of Holliday, and Macey Marsh of Electra; three very special friends, Anna Andrews of Wichita Falls, Linda Bugoyne of Electra and Sebastian Floes of Archer City; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was active in framing and ranching in Wichita County for more than 60 years. He began his operations in the dairy business and was one of the founders that established the North Texas Milk Producers Association. He was active for numerous years in the horse business and owned Yellow Mount, a leading paint stallion, whose picture is the symbol for the Australian Standard of Excellence for their Paint Horse Association. Mr. Williamson served on the Executive Board of the APHA where he served two terms as President. He also served on the County Committee of the ASC for Wichita County and received the Outstanding Conservation Farm Award and has received special recognition and awards from area FFA organizations. He supported and was active in all of the Iowa Park and area youth livestock programs and sales, Stanley is listed in “Who’s Who” among the men of the southwest.
Stanley accomplished many things in his life, but his children remember him for his love for his wife and his family, leaving them with a great legacy. He loved his church family, and his love and belief in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior made him the man he was. This was evidenced by his priority of his resources and time. He gave to Christian organizations that would share the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone. As his family, we have peace today because of his strong faith.
David Butler born in Vallejo, California on November 21, 1958 went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 24, 2001 at the age of 43 years.
He was a Volunteer Fire fighter for the Spring Branch Fire Department in Comal County. David was a resident of Spring Branch for seven years and the Volunteer Fire Department was his life.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents. David is survived by his wife, Maureen Butler; parents, Calvin Murphy and wife, Joyce; one daughter, Heather Butler; one son, Jason Butler; two sisters, Catherine Munter and husband Maurice and Kimberly Poston; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of many friends.
A Funeral service was held on Saturday, December 29, 2001at the Spring Branch Fire Station in Spring Branch, Texas. Interment followed in the Blanco Cemetery.
Jerome James Liesmann, age 76, passed away Friday, January 4, 2002 in Johnson City. Jerome was born November 2, 1925 in Blanco.
He was a veteran of the Navy having served in WWII.
Services were held Monday, January 7, 2002 at Crofts Funeral Home with Anna Mae Storbeck officiating. Interment followed at the Miller Creek Cemetery.
Jerome was preceded in death by his parents; Alice Flugrath and Kurt Liesmann. He is survived by his wife Vera Liesmann of Johnson City, three sons; Don Earl Liesmann, Ronald James Liesmann, Mark Liesmann, all of Johnson City, one daughter, Deborah Jo Hickson of Rockwall, four sisters; Lorene Lucky of San Antonio, Ruby Wagner of San Marcos, Madora Beckman of Blanco and Lola Enderlin of Kerrville. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Jerome’s grandchildren were his Pallbearers.
Jeff Younger Williamson, age 54, of Dundee, Texas, died Thursday, December 20, 2001 in Wichita Falls.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Dundee Baptist Church with Bill Pursley, John Gaither and Joe Williamson officiating. Interment was in Dundee Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mr. Williamson was born March 3, 1947, in Wichita Falls. He was a member of Dundee Baptist Church and a past school board member in Blanco, Texas. He was a past 4H and FFA member and a member of the Electra Jr. Livestock Comm. He was an avid hunter and a member of the Paint Horse Association. Mr. Williamson raised quarter horses and paint horses. He was a farmer and rancher in Archer County and Wichita County. He owned and operated grain elevators and a trucking business. His greatest delight in life was teaching boys to steer wrestle and hunting coyotes with his greyhounds. He was preceded in Death by his father, Stanley Williamson.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Williamson of Dundee; his mother, Marion Williamson of Iowa Park; a daughter and her husband, Wendy and Wayne Marsh of Electra; two sons, Howard and his wife, Robbie Williamson of Electra and Cole Williamson of Dundee; a stepson, Hunter Cure of Electra; two brothers, Joe Williamson of Archer City and Bert Williamson of Iowa Park; a grandchild, Macy Marsh of Electra; a step grandchild, Chance Lyde of Henrietta; five nieces; and one nephew.
Memorials may be made to the Rehab Center of North Texas Dundee Baptist Church Building Fund or Dundee Cemetery Association.
Geoffrey Alan Hudson passed away on December 29, 2001 at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredricksburg after a long illness.
Born in Fort Lauderdale Florida, Geoff was a gardener, Philosopher, fisherman and above all an artist. As such he was a free lance painter and a partner in an Art Publishing Company. Geoff had come to Texas to finish his last year towards a Fine Arts Degree from Southwest Texas University when his illness escalated.
Geoffrey is survived by his son, Casey Riley of San Angelo, Texas and his daughter, Roxanne Hudson and granddaughter, Cheyanne Star of East Liverpool, Ohio.
Because Geoffrey and his partner, Maureen Bester had visions of numerous ways art could help keep us human, future memorial endeavors will be initiated by Maureen to continue their work together.
Geoffrey and Roxanne shared love for animals. memorials may be sent on-line to Jane Goodall.Org. Geoffrey and Jane had met and corresponded; and prints from Geoffrey’s Chimpanzee painting, “Frodo” from his Endangered Species series have been used to raise funds for her organization.
In thankfulness to the community of Blanco, memorials may also be given to the Blanco Good Samaritan Center and the Blanco EMS.
A Memorial Service for Geoffrey is being planned for the future.
Graveside services were held Thursday, December 13, 2001 at Gonzales Memorial Park for Margaret Estelle Hinds of San Antonio who passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2001 in San Antonio. Rev. Jim Jacob officiated.
Mrs. Hinds was born October 26, 1912 in Gonzales County.
She is preceded in death by her parents Henry Charles McGill and Annie Ruth Valenta, her husband Marvin Hinds, one sister; Tillie Bright, two brothers; Buddy McGill and Ruben McGill.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.