FINIS HARTZEL READ
March 8, 1945 – Aug. 29, 2003
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Read. He was a simple man who died of complications. “Bury me out in Texas, the land of my boyhood dreams.”
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 5430 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 200, San Antonio 78229.
Arrangements entrusted to Puente & Sons Funeral Chapels, San Antonio.
IDA E. LITTLE
Graveside services were held Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, for Ida E. Little at the Blanco Cemetery in Blanco.
Mrs. Little passed away Aug. 12, 2003, in the L.B.J. Medical Center in Johnson City. She was born in Holtville, California, May 8, 1907, the eldest daughter of Susie and Ernest Edwards who were pioneers of Holtville.
She married J.T. Little Aug. 31, 1927. They were later divorced. She taught school in the Holtville area for 31 years, the last 19 years at Verde School. She retired in 1969.
Mrs. Little was a member of Eastern Star for 75 years and a Past Worthy Matron. She was a past president of Barbara Worth Brigadettes and of the Women’s Club of Holtville.
She was also a member of the California Retired Teachers Association; Imperial County Retired Teachers Association, Imperial County Historical Society, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Imperial Valley College Desert Museum Society, Valley Republican Women’s Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma Society.
She was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church of Holtville where she was treasurer and organist for many years.
Mrs. Little was preceded in death by son James Ernest Little of Kerrville. She is survived by a son Clarence Little of Blanco; granddaughters Deborah Thornburg and her husband David, Karen Ball and her husband Barry all of Porterville, California; Kelley Jackson and her husband Greg of El Centro, California; great-grandchildren Adrienne and Sean Ball, Kacy Thornburg and Emily Jackson; brother Leroy Edwards and wife Mary Bob of Coronado, California, sister Marie Clavell of Charlotte, North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.
BOBBY GLEN NEWMAN
Bobby Glen (Bob) Newman, 73, passed away in Houston Aug. 16, 2003. He was born in Borger Sept. 28, 1939.
Newman’s career included the U.S. Navy, water well drilling, Civil Service, camper manufacturing, mobile home work and backhoe work.
He enjoyed trap shooting, hunting and fishing and was an avid reader of Western Novels.
Newman lived in Spring Branch from 1983 to 2001. Survivors include his son, Kevin Newman of Houston and sister Jo Hull of Kingsland.
MARY FAYE HART
Mary Faye Hart was born to Willie Alton Baker and Annie Evelena Clutter Oct. 12, 1925, in Smiley.
She was taken from her family and friends to be with the Lord July 27, 2003, in Marble Falls.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 30, at the Clements-Wilcox Chapel in Burnet with Bro. Max Copeland as the clergyman.
Faye was laid to rest in the Mahomet Cemetery in Bertram.
Faye is preceded in death by her parents, her huband Raymond Hart, four brothers and three sisters from a family of 10 children.
She is survived by one daughter, Patsy, and two sons, David and Jesse, as well as many grandchildren. She is also survived by her niece, Dale Baker of Round Mountain, as well as many other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Faye was the type of woman who enjoyed life to its fullest. She always had time to stop and smell the roses.
She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.
ERWIN ANTON GOEBEL
Erwin Anton Goebel was born in Cypress Mill March 1, 1926, to Willie J. Goebel and Irmgard Lechow and left this earth Aug. 4, 2003, at the age of 77 years to be with the Lord
Goebel was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He made is home in Johnson City, where he leaves many family members and friends who will miss him.
Funeral services were held at Crofts Funeral Home in Johnson City Wednesday, Aug., 8 200,3 at 10 a.m. followed by Erwin being laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery in Johnson City. Rev. Paul Bruhn and Rev. Ann Finn both officiated the ceremony.
Erwin is survived by his wife, Opal Goebel of Johnson City; two daughters, Joan Marasek and Carol Summy, both of Johnson City; one brother, Clarence Goebel of Cypress Mill; four grandchildren, Tara Calzoncit, Brandon Eller, Shauna Eller, and Kendra Summy; and one great-grandchild, Katlinn Calzoncit.
Pallbearers were Lee B. Casparis, Domingo Hernandez, Boysie Maenius, Jerry Hobbs, Tom Altaus and Mark Liesmann.
LORA MAE LANG
Lora Mae Lang, 89, of Johnson City passed away Friday, July 25, 2003. She was born Feb. 9, 1914, to Ralph and Cora Oliver in Perryville, Arkansas.
Lora lived her life to the fullest. She loved to travel, attend the theater, was involved with the fine arts, and felt that all children should have opportunities to experience these things.
Her thoughts were often of her days as a fashion designer and a buyer in New York and Connecticut. She was well known for her high fashion clothes boutique in Westport Connecticut called Lora Lang. Her kindness will be missed by all.
Lora is survived by her daughter, Dolores Hudson and son-in-law Roland of Marble Falls; granddaughter Diane Morman, and husband Jack of Johnson City; grandson Stephen Hudson of Austin; and great- grandchildren Lora Sundbeck, Dale Runnels, Stephanie and Ryan Hudson; and great great grandchildren Makayla and Alayna.
Her family wishes to thank the loving people at LBJ Medical Center for caring for Lora and her family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a youth organization of choice. Services entrusted to Crofts Funeral Home Johnson City. Online e-mail condolences to the Lang family may be sent to Crofts Funeral Home at firstname.lastname@example.org. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
MARY ALINE CRIDER
Mary Aline Crider was born to Edgar Gourley and Beulah Edwards Feb. 18, 1918, in Blanco.
She lived in Johnson City until her passing Feb. 27, 2003, at the age of 85.
Mary was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by two sons, Glenn Crider of Johnson City, and Lynn Crider of Tildon, one sister Adele Calvert of Moses Lake, WA., as well as 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents.
Mary was laid to rest in the Sandy Cemetery in Sandy March 1, 2003. Rev. Greg Steel officiated the services.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.