Hildegarde Kruse 1903-2002
WINTERS - Funeral service for Hildegarde Kruse, 98, of Winters, was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Arthur Goetz officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, at Winters Funeral Home. Mrs. Kruse died Sunday, January 27, 2002, in Coleman County Medical Center. She was born May 10, 1903, in Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, to Henry and Lena Wagner Henniger. They moved to Winters when she was a small child. She graduated from Winters High School in 1922 and attended Draughon's Business School. She married Walter W. Kruse on August 11, 1926, in Runnels County. She was a homemaker and a seamstress. She was a member of the Dale Sewing Club, St. John's Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Ladies Aid. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter W. Kruse; two sons, Harry and an infant; one daughter, Maurine Kruse; and one grandson, Kenny Kruse. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Freda Kruse of Big Lake and Donald and Marie Kruse of Winters; one sister-in-law, Bo Dean Kruse of Alice; eight grandchildren, Hilda Henriquez of San Angelo, Martha Bridges of Elgin, Dee Kruse of Alvin, Dennis Kruse and Brenda Iskra, both of Midland, Terry Kruse of Winters, Brad Kruse of Tuscola and Cassie Kruse of Corpus Christi; and six great-grandchildren, Zac Iskra, John Bridges and Camille, Reagan, Dustin and Brynn Kruse. Pallbearers were: Dee Kruse, Dennis Kruse, Terry Kruse, Brad Kruse, Zac Iskra, and John Bridges. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 1100 W. Parsonage Street, Winters, TX 79567
Mary Mozelle Hammond 1922-2002
JOHNSON CITY - Graveside service for Mary Mozelle Hammond, 80, of Johnson City, was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2002, at Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake with the Rev. Steve Winner officiating. Crofts Funeral Home of Blanco directed arrangements. Mrs. Hammond died Saturday, January 26, 2002, in Johnson City. She was born January 20, 1922, in Breckenridge, Texas. Survivors include her son, Herman Hitchcock and wife, Cordie, of Mead, Oklahoma; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Rev. Hoyle S. Smith 1924-2002
Reverend Hoyle S. Smith was born July 18, 1924 to Sidney and Rosie Smith in Casi, Texas. He confessed Jesus Christ at an early age, and entered the ministry at the age of 37. He was married to Myrtle Smith who preceded him in death. In 1988, Rev. Smith met and courted Carolyn Wheeler. The couple married in 1989. Rev. Smith moved to Big Lake in 1968 where he pastored Bethlehem Baptist Church for 34 years. He served the City of Big Lake and its community faithfully until his home-going. Rev. Smith was recognized as Big Lake's "Citizen of the Year" in October 2000 by the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet. Rev. Smith was truly a man after God's own heart. He made an impact on all the lives he touched. Although he is gone, his works will stand forever. He is gone, but he will never be forgotten. "And I will give you pastors according to mine own heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." Rev. Smith passed away Monday, February 4, 2002 in Reagan Memorial Hospital in Big Lake. Those left behind to cherish his memories include his faithful wife, Carolyn Smith and a loving daughter, La Sheika Trevino, both of Big Lake; two sisters, Odessa Coulson and Odell Crownover, both of Fort Worth; and a host of other family members and friends. Home-going celebration for Pastor H. S. Smith will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2002, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Big Lake. Burial will follow in Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake. Per Pastor Smith's request, in lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Starks Funeral Home, 122 West 14th Street, San Angelo, Texas 76905.
Julio Martinez Cemental 1920-2002
SAN ANGELO - Julio Martinez Cemental, 81, of San Angelo, formerly of Big Lake, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2002 at a local hospital. A prayer service was held Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the Gutierrez North Chapel. Funeral service was held Monday, February 11, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Asamblea Apostolica in Big Lake, Texas. Interment followed in Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake. Mr. Cemental was born April 12, 1920 in Alpine, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Martina Cemental; three sons, Santiago Cemental of San Angelo, Elias Cemental of Arkansas, and Julio Cemental, Jr. of Big Lake; three daughters, Esperanza Griner of Big Lake, Eva Garcia of San Angelo and Irma Cemental, of Big Lake. Also surviving is one brother Dolores Cemental of San Angelo. He had 25 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren.
Mabel Carr Carnes 1917-2002
Mabel Carr Carnes, 84, of San Angelo, formerly of Big Lake, beloved aunt, sister and friend, joined the Lord; and her husbands, Troy and Owen; her parents, John and Veda Carr; her sisters, Gladys Ellen Carr and Roberta Carr Weatherby; her brothers and brother-in-law, Jake Carr, Billy Carr and Theron Weatherby; and her nephews, Johnnie Sim Weatherby and Buddy Ellis; along with a host of other family members in Heaven on Sunday night, February 17, 2002, for a joyful reunion! Graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2002, in Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake. Family visitation was held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, at Johnson's Funeral Home in San Angelo. Mabel was born November 18, 1917, at the Carr Ranch in Reagan County. She married Troy Stevens on December 15, 1940, at the Carr Ranch in Reagan County. Troy died in Cisco, Texas, on November 10, 1949, and is buried in Big Lake, Texas. Mabel and Owen B. Carnes were joined in marriage on July 8, 1952, at the Theron Weatherby home in San Angelo. Owen died in 1960. Mabel bore no children, but she was loved by a host of nieces and nephews. She is survived by a brother and his wife, Dwain and Janie Carr of San Angelo; niece, Cindy Moon and husband, Donald of San Angelo; nephew Dave Carr of Big Lake; niece Kay W. Ellis of San Angelo; nephew, Dr. Karman Weatherby and wife Carolyn of San Angelo; and a niece-in-law, Jo Weatherby of Colorado City; and all of their children. Johnson's Funeral Home of San Angelo directed arrangements.
Virginia Parker Short 1945-2002
DALLAS - Funeral services for Virginia Parker Short, 56, of Garland, were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at Restland Wildwood Chapel in Dallas. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park. Mrs. Short passed away Sunday, February 17, 2002 in Garland. She was born August 28, 1945, in Dallas to Wendell and Rhea Parker of Texon, Texas. She was a graduate of Reagan County High School in Big Lake, Texas in 1963, and Stephens College. She was formerly employed by Hexcel-Swaebel Corporation for 29 years as sales and customer service representative in Plano and Austin, Texas. She was later employed by Composite One Corporation in the same job responsibilities. She was a member of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Short; son, William Rodgers of Frisco, Texas; stepchildren, Debby Lewis of Yantis, Brenda Short of Plano and David Short of Heath; one sister, Cheryl Shipp of Iraan; two brothers, Oliver Wendell Parker of Big Lake and Jim Parker of Rowlett; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Jim and David Parker, Gene Shipp, William Rodgers, Mike Lewis and David Short.
Mike Aten 1947-2002
Mike Aten was born October 27, 1947 in Lamesa, Texas where he attended school and spent the early years of his life. A resident of Big Lake, Texas since 1973, he suddenly passed from this life at his home here on Saturday, February 23, 2002. Mike was employed many years with Britt Construction until 1982 and has been substitute teaching at Reagan County schools for the last ten years. Mike enjoyed toying with and repairing computers. He loved being involved with his students, and they respected and loved him as a teacher. Holy rosary was recited 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Big Lake. Funeral mass was celebrated at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002 at St. Margaret's Catholic Church with interment following at Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Home of San Angelo. Serving as pallbearers were Larry Aten, Robert Aten, Coby Aten, Joey Aten, Gabriel Peņa and Lewis Blankenship. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Gilbert Gaitan, Robert Galvan, Juan Maltos, Tony Smith and Justin MacGregor. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Esther Aten of Big Lake; daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Robert Galvan of Big Lake, Cindy and Juan Maltos of Big Lake, and Sandy and Tony Smith of San Angelo; grandchildren Vanessa, Justin and Victoria; mother, Rosella Aten of Lamesa; brothers, Larry and Robert Aten, both of Lamesa; mother-in-law, Juanita Lara of Sterling City, brothers-in-law, Gilbert Gaitan of San Angelo, Joe Gaitan of Lubbock and Visente Gaitan of San Angelo; several nieces and nephews. Mike's students were the highlight of his days. As a loving and devoted father and grandfather, he went the extra mile for his children and their children. He is loved and will be missed by all that encountered him during their lives.