WANDA CHRISTINE MODEN
Wanda Christine Moden, 79, of Tow died Feb. 8, 2003, in Austin. S he was born to George Vivin and Elizabeth Christine (Benthall) Foreman Jan. 14, 1924, in Guymon, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Moden held various jobs during her lifetime. During WWII, she worked on airplanes and later became a telephone operator. She owned and operated This and That Restaurant, which later became a Needle Arts Shop and finally evolved into a priceless treasure, antique and junk shop. She was a “jack of all trades.”
Mrs. Moden was a past state president for the District #28 State of Texas VFW Auxiliary, a member of Elgin VFW Post #6115, Blanco Eastern Star Lodge #934, Kingsland American Legion Auxiliary Post #437, and former member of the Rebecca Lodge of I.O.O.F. in Houston and Guyman.
She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Schultheis of Borden, Indiana, step-children Merle Moden and Theodore Moden, grandchildren Andrea Overall of Del Valle, and Eric Wach of Grays Lake, Illinois, five great-grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren and step- great-grandchildren, and sisters Genevive Lening of Wetumka, Oklahoma, Opal C. Allen of Tow, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Andrew Jackson and Carl Theodore Moden, and granddaughter Tina Layden.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Putnam Funeral Home Chapel in Kingsland.
Arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home 145 Texas Ave., Kingsland, Texas 78639, 915-388-0008.
MARGARET “BOBBIE” PAGE
Margaret “Bobbie” (Patton) Page was born Oct. 10, 1914, in Blanco Thomas Edwin Patton and Annie (Durham) Patton. She died in Austin June 25, 2003. Bobbie lived her whole life in Blanco. Her great-great-great- grandfather was William Gates who came to Texas in 1821 with Stephen F. Austin, so she was a Texan through and through.
In 1936, Bobbie married Earl Page. He predeceased her in 1984. She had one sister, Mary Frances Patton Dees, who predeceased her in 2001. Bobbie’s church was very important to her. She was a life-time member of the Blanco United Methodist Church and was very active there. She taught children’s Sunday school for many years.
Bobbie was an animal lover and had a real green thumb. She always had a stray cat, or more, that she took in, including Tootie, her current kitty. She had such a knack for gardening, she could stick a stick in the ground and it would grow!
Bobbie was a very caring person. She helped deliver Meals on Wheels and spent a lot of time working in the Thrift Store. Bobbie will be sorely missed by her family and her many friends in Blanco.
Services were Saturday, June 28, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Blanco United Methodist Church in Blanco with Rev. Sharon Freeto officiating. Visitation was Friday, June 27, 2003, at Crofts Funeral Home in Blanco.
LOUIS GOURLEY JR.
Louis Gourley Jr., known to his friends and family as “Buster,” passed from this earth Friday, June 27, 2003.
Buster was born to Louis Gourley,Sr. and Rowene Beatrice Dildine Gourley Jan. 31, 1923, in Blanco County.
He is survived by his daughter, Christy Roundtree of Cedar Valley; two sisters, Helen Collins of Tow and Bobbie Kennedy of Pasadena; and one brother; Buck Gourley of Briggs. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Anna Blair, Vanessa Blair and William Paul Shelley.
Buster was proceded in death by his parents and also by his wife, Patsy.
Buster was laid to rest as a veteran of World War II of the U.S. Navy in the Miller Creek Cemetery in Johnson City Monday, June 30. Rev. Butch Collins was the officiating clergy.
BOBBY ORMAN (BOB) BISHOP
Jan. 28, 1933-June 25, 2003
After living most of his life in the Rio Grande Valley, Bob and his wife, Glenn, moved to Blanco in 1994. Although he has been in poor health, a day never passed that he did not express how happy he was to be here.
He is survived by his wife, Glenn, his son, Tracy (Rebecca) Bishop, his daughters Robin (Tony) Rodriguez and Dona (Frank) Cerda, stepsons George (Sharon) Gage, Jeff (Gloria) Gage and Russell (Caitlin) Gage, 17 grand and step-grad children and three great-grandchildren.
GENEVA MITCHELL SLAVIN
Geneva Mitchell Slavin was born Feb. 28, 1919, in Lexington AL, to Robert Mitchell and Lala (Allen) Mitchell.
Geneva passed away June 25, 2003, at her home in Spring Branch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Slavin.
She is survived by her two sons, David F. Jenkins of Fort Collins, CO and Rex L. Jenkins of Humble; two sisters, Esther Williams and Nora McInnish, both of Killen, AL.
Memorial services were held Saturday, June 28, at Crofts Funeral Home in Blanco.
LEDA STUELER WOODS
Leda Stueler Woods passed away June 26, 2003, at the age of 91. She was born to Frank and Ella Stueler.
Leda was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Ora and three brothers, Chester, Benno and Frank Stueler Jr.
Leda leaves behind her husband of 66 years, Charles Woods, three daughters Charlene Burch and husband Art, Beverly Lundin and Ruth Piper. She also leaves six grandchildren , Clif Burch, Kevin Piper and wife Heidi, Tammy Burch, Kyle Lundin, Shea Burch and Staci McKeehan and husband Matt; two great-grandchildren Luke Colbert and Shelby Sinford, and many nieces and nephews.
Rev. Art Burch officiated the services that were held Monday, June 30, at Crofts Funeral Home. She was laid to rest in the Post Oak Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Clif Burch, Kevin Piper, Kyle Lundin, Matt McKeehan, Richard Hereford and Bubba Woods.
Leda will be missed by all her friends and family members.
VIRGINIA RUTH BAKER
Virginia Ruth Baker went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2003, in Fredericksburg.
Virginia was a life-long resident of Blanco. She was born in Blanco July 11, 1949.
She is survived by her two brothers, Ronald Edward Coffee of Spring Branch and Walter Ray Coffee of Blanco, and one sister, Doris Jones of San Antonio. She is also survived by two aunts, Ara Jones and Joyce Jones and two uncles, Mike Jackson and Luke Coffee.
After services that were held at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Sunday, June 14, Virginia was laid to rest in the Payton Cemetery in Blanco. Rev. Deshay was the officiating clergy.