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Hensley H. Mitchell Jr.
Hensley H. Mitchell Jr., 55, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001. He was born on Sept. 3, 1946 to Hensley Mitchell Sr. and Anna Mae Lutringer Mitchell in El Campo, Texas. He worked for Bandera County as a heavy equipment operator for many years. He also served in Vietnam in the U.S. Army. He married Judith Storms on March 5, 1983 in Medina.
He is survived by his wife of Medina; one son, Keith Allen Mitchell of Bandera; one stepdaughter, Wanda Kaye Obiedo of Bandera; two sisters, Debra Orr of El Campo and Pamela Kalinowski of Hungerford, Texas; four grandchildren, Amber Obiedo of Medina, Elaina Mitchell of Bandera, Jonathan Obiedo of Bandera, and Ashley Obiedo of Spring Branch, Texas; one great-grandchild, Adrian Obiedo of Medina; two nieces and two nephews. Many loved ones and friends will miss him.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 29, 2001 at Wright's Funeral Parlor in Bandera.
Graveside services followed at Oak Rest Cemetery in Medina, with full military honors. Pastor Jim Haynes officiated.
Raymond Lee Clark, 75, of Bandera, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001 in a Comfort Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 25, 1926 in Bandera to Harry and Bessie Chapman Clark.
Mr. Clark was a retired Master Plumber, having worked in the business over 50 years, and was a member of Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Local Union #142 in San Antonio. He published poetry in the Kerrville and Bandera area publications for the last 20 years.
Survivors include four daughters, Martha Weynand of San Antonio, Mary Welch and husband Reggie of Bandera, Debbie Findley and husband Larry of Rockport, and Shannon Warnke and husband Mike of Sioux Falls, S.D.; three sons Glenn Clark and wife Noahlene of Bandera, Eddie Clark and wife Rose of San Antonio, and Bobby Clark and wife Melonie of Bandera; two sisters, Mildred Mask and husband Ed of Comfort and Louise Taulbee and husband Dale of Kerrville; three brothers, Weldon Clark and wife Esther of Missouri, Melvin Clark and wife Ann of Kerrville, and Gene Clark and wife Mary of California; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His wife Betty Turnipseed Clark preceded him in death in December 2000.
Services were held Thursday, Nov. 1 at Grimes Chapel with Mr. Martin Smith officiating. Interment followed in Bandera Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Clark, Bruce Clark, Ernest Sierra, Pat Boyle, Buddy Tryon and Kenneth Taulbee.
Memorials may be made to Peterson Hospice, Kerrville.
Dan R. 'Andy' Anderson, of San Antonio, born March 8, 1925 in Kaufman, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001. A graduate of San Marcos High School in San Marcos, he moved to San Antonio in May 1946 and attended San Antonio College for one year.
Mr. Anderson retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1986 after 40 years of service. He has been approved for membership in the Texas Labor Hall of Fame. Induction will take place at the Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention in January 2002. A plaque bearing his photo and major accomplishments will be installed in the auditorium at Texas AFL-CIO headquarters in Austin. The Texas Labor Hall of Fame currently includes 28 members.
Mr. Anderson joined the Communications Workers of America in 1946. He served the CWA in many local and national positions. In recognition of his many years of service to the CWA, Mr. Anderson was named Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus and the Union Hall located at 1027 N. St. Maryıs was renamed the Dan R. Anderson Building.
Mr. Anderson was a member of St. Gerard's Catholic Church, Texas A&M Fathers Club, Telephone Pioneers of America, and American Legion, Post 539. He was a delegate to the San Antonio Central Labor Council, Board Member of the San Antonio Telephone Federal Credit Union, Secretary-Treasurer CWA Local 6143 Retired Members Club, President of the Neighborhood Association, member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Chapter 4, Texas AFL-CIO COPE Quorum, CWA RMC COPE Participation. His activities included the Pop Warner Football League, Little League Baseball, PTC Menıs Club at Central Catholic High School, Secretary Treasurer of San Antonio AFL-CIO Retirees Council, Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas State Industrial Past Union Council and member of the Board, St. Cecilia Holy Name Society, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Precinct Chair of Precinct 426, State Bar of Texas, Member of the District 10B Grievance Committee, and the United Way Steering Committee.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joyce Ann Anderson; sons, Daniel R. Anderson Jr. of Bandera and Randal C. Anderson and wife, Cathi of Meraux, La.; grandchildren, Daniel R. Anderson III, Marlena E. Anderson, Charles Gordon Anderson, Marissa Dominio, Sarra Dominio, Sean Anderson, Randal Anderson Jr. and Gabrielle Anderson; sister, Roxiedean Nave; aunt, Mary Elizabeth Younger; and many loving friends.
A memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. at St. Gerardıs Catholic Church in San Antonio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8115 Datapoint Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229. Interment was in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in the guestbook at www.porterloring.com by selecting the Sign and view Family Guestbook icon. Arrangements were with Porter Loring of San Antonio.
George H. Moore
George Henry Moore, 64, of Camp Verde died on Nov. 3, 2001 at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital in Kerrville. He was born in Uvalde on June 16.
Mr. Moore was the first president of the Uvalde County EMS and a former mayor of Sabinal. He married Kathy Tiner in Utopia on June 6, 2000. She survives.
Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his first wife Myrtle, parents George and Louise (Burns) Moore and brothers James, David and Bob Moore.
He is survived by his wife, stepdaughter Karen West of Jacksboro; sons George Lee Moore and Roger Olin Moore both of Sabinal; stepsons Patrick Laake and Clayton Laake both of Smithville; sisters Mary Jo Osborn of Abbeyville, Louis. and Molly Wilson of Walnut Springs; brothers Terry Moore and Ray Moore both of LaGrange and Johnny Moore of Georgetown; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel in Sabinal on Tuesday, Nov. 6 with the Rev. Robert Richarz officiating.
Interment followed in Waresville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Sabinal EMS, fire department or library.
Willy Lawson, 33, of Pipe Creek, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in a San Antonio hospital. He was born April 27, 1968 in Smithtown, New York to Charles William and Leslie Ann OıDonnell Lawson.
Willy proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard, was a former member of the Bandera 4-H Club, an outstanding track athlete, an avid fisherman, and he loved telling stories.
Survivors include his mother, Leslie Lawson of Pipe Creek; father, Charlie Lawson of Des Moines, Wash.; grandfather, Charlie Lawson, Sr., of Sarasota, Fla.; grandmother Eleanor OıDonnell of Gilbert, Ariz.; one sister, Kari Ann Gaston and husband Sean of Brownsville, Texas; loving companion, Alice Neal; great aunt Bernice Whelan; two nieces and one nephew.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Nov. 12 at Grimes Chapel, with Rev. Wade Strother officiating. Interment followed in Pipe Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the fund set up in Lawsonıs name at Wells Fargo Bank.
Charles D. Waldroff, 37, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001. He was born on Nov. 12, 1963, to George C. Waldroff and Lenora A. Neatherlin Waldroff in Fort Carson, Colo. He worked as carpenter for many years.
He is survived by his mother Lenora Lowe of Medina; step-father Lee Roy Lowe of Medina; one sister, Patricia Stroud of Arlington, Texas; two brothers, Joe Stroud of Kansas and Phillip Waldroff of Lakehills.
Graveside services were held Thursday, Nov. 8, at Oak Rest Cemetery in Medina, with Pastor Allie Balko officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Wrightıs Funeral Parlor of Bandera.
Virgil Stevenson of Utopia died Nov. 13. Arrangements are pending with Grimes Funeral Chapel of Bandera.
Stella O. Heinen, 94, of Bandera, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 in a Kerrville care center. She was born May 7, 1907 in Pipe Creek and was a lifetime resident of Bandera County. He was a housewife and a member of the Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Alley Heinen.
Survivors include a son, Ray L. Heinen and a granddaughter, Cynthia Ann Rackley of Bandera.
Graveside services for Mrs. Heinen were held Thursday, Oct. 11 in Bandera Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Grimes Funeral Chapel of Bandera.
Mr. Charlie Heinen, 74, of Bandera, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at his residence. He was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Port Arthur, Texas to Harry Hubert and Florence Gladys Smith Heinen.
Mr. Heinen was a Lutheran, and was an officer in the Merchant Marines during WW II, retiring after 21 years of service to his country. He married Margie Lee Henager on Feb. 3, 1969, in Conroe, Texas. She preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 2000.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharron Gibson and husband Randell, of Brazoria, Rhonda Bratton and husband Billy, of Bandera; three sons, Roger Heinen of Bandera, Charles Heinen of Palmer, Ark., and Michael Heinen, of West Columbia, Texas; one sister, Jane Smith, of Lake Charles, La.; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Mr. Heinen was also preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Hollier, and a brother, Harry Heinen.
Services were scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11 at Grimes Funeral Chapel of Bandera, with Rev. Joseph Watson officiating. Interment followed at the Bandera Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brent Hollier, Brett Hollier, Kris C. Heinen, Harry H. Heinen III, Bubba Gibson and Randy Hollier. Honorary pallbearers were James Smith, Richard Smith, Gary Wright and Randy Zampini.
Memorials be sent to: Vista Care Family Hospice, 420 Water St., Suite #104, Kerrville, Texas 78028.
Arrangements were under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapel of Bandera.
James (Jimmy) Rabon Watts, 81, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001 in a local care facility. He was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Montgomery County, Texas. He married Marjorie Frances Steen on April 29, 1944 in Houston.
They lived in Bandera where he worked for the Bandera Electric Co-operative until they moved to Kerrville in 1958. There he worked for Plummer Funeral Home, the LCRA and several local accounting firms. Upon his retirement, he and his wife began a private bookkeeping service.
Mr. Watts graduated from San Jacinto High School in Houston in 1938. He held membership in the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University and was a former member of the Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge #1123 in Bandera, a current member of the Kerrville Masonic Lodge #697 and a friend to Schreiner University.
He was a life member of the First United Methodist Church in Kerrville where he served on the finance committee, as an usher and as a teacher. He is fondly remembered for his work at the Auld Youth Center.
Mr. Watts was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Honey, in 1988. He is survived by two sons: Jerry Watts Sr. and his wife Doris of Bandera and Hal Watts of Kerrville; two daughters Carolyn Bevans of Kerrville and Jan Richeson and husband Rich of Plano; grandchildren Jerry Watts Jr. of Houston, Shannon Bevans of Austin, Lauren Bevans and fiancée Roland Rodriguez of Austin, Lesley Hughes of Dallas, Renee Richeson and Will Richeson of Plano.
A memorial service was held at First United Methodist Church Friday, Nov. 16. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund or Peterson Home Care, 1420 Water, Kerrville, TX 78028.
Kerrville Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Virgil 'Steve' Stevenson, 88, of Utopia died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001 in a Pearsall hospital. He was born April 28, 1913 in Ann, Texas to Guy and Norma Crumer Stevenson. On July 7, 1941, he married Ramona C. Tampke in New Mexico. She preceded him in death on March 3, 1979.
Mr. Stevenson was a Methodist and a Master Mason, having received a certificate in September of 1991 for 25 or more years as a Mason.
Survivors include three stepsons: James Tampke and Glen Ray Tampke of Utopia and Billy Joe Tampke of Devine.
Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 16 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Walts officiating.
Arrangements were by Grimes Funeral Chapel of Bandera.
John Herschel Trawick, 65, of Lakehills, died Nov. 13, 2001. He was born Oct. 16, 1936 to Lethrum Trawick and Myrtle Arms Trawick in Adams, Tenn. He worked as a maintenance man for many years. He married Ellen Krejci on Sept. 20, 1961 in Boerne.
He is survived by his loving wife Ellen Trawick of Lakehills; two sons, Steven Joe Trawick of New Mexico and Terry Allen Trawick and wife Hope Trawick of California; one daughter, Sonya Kay Trawick of Bandera; one brother, Allen Trawick of California; one grandson, Austin and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at Ft. Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio with Chaplain Jack Cook officiating.
All arrangements were under the direction of Wrightıs Funeral Parlor of Bandera.
Richard Agent, 45, of Utopia, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001 at his residence.
Arrangements are pending and when complete will be announced by Grimes Funeral Chapel of Bandera.
Katharine E. Redden, 95, of Utopia died, Nov. 17, 2001, at her residence. She was born July 5, 1906 in Louisville, Ky. Her first marriage was to Willie McNair in 1923 in Utopia. He passed away in 1935. Her second marriage was to Paul Redden in Wilcox, Ariz. in 1935. He preceded her in death in 1981.
Mrs. Redden is survived by her children, Willestell Howell of Ballinger; Ray Redden and Roy Redden, both of Utopia; Wanda Neely, Castroville; Wilma Kindred, Hondo; and Burton McNair; 32 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Austin, Henry, and Clifton Lewis; and three children, Crawford McNair; Betty Jo Shaefer; and Nadine Haby. Of the nine children, there were three sets of twins.
Services were held Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Utopia Methodist Church. Interment will be held at Jones Cemetery in Utopia, officiated by Rev. Kent Kepler.
Arrangements were by Kushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary of Uvalde, Texas.
Tom Sosebee of Bandera died Monday, Nov. 19. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Copper Lantern on Whartonıs Dock Rd at 2 p.m.
Jules W. Herlihy, 77, of Pipe Creek, died Nov. 22, 2001 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Joan; seven children and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 26 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were by Olinger Mortuary Service of San Antonio.
Mary Elizabeth Roberts, 71, died Nov. 26, 2001 in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Mary Elizabeth (Frisbie) Roberts was born in Orlando on Easter- April 20, 1930. Mary was an Air Force wife who spent many happy years living in Texas.
Mary lived in Bandera from 1984 until 1999. She was active at St. Christopherıs Episcopal Church and the Friends of the Library Club.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. at St. Michaelıs Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Michaelıs Episcopal Church, 2499 N. Westmoreland Dr., Orlando, FL 32804.
Harriet Johnson, 98, of San Antonio died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001.
Mrs. Johnson worked as a teacher in various Minnesota high schools for 31 years. She graduated from Carlton College in Northfield, Minn.
She was a member of the American Association of University Women, the P.E.O. and the First Presbyterian Church in St. Cloud, Minn. She was also a writer.
Survivors include one daughter, Susie Birdsong and husband Henry of Tarpley; three grandchildren: James Miller and wife Jonna of Houston, Jodi Ramirez and husband Eduardo of The Woodlands, and Jeffrey Miller and wife Leslie of San Antonio; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Johnson.
Services will be held for Mrs. Johnson on Saturday, Dec. 15 at St. Christopherıs Episcopal Church in Bandera at 2 p.m. with Father Edmund Dohoney and Monsignor Don Krebs presiding.
Memorials may be sent to Vista Care Family Hospice, 5815 Callahan Rd. Ste. 102, San Antonio, TX 78228.
Maxine Grantham, 78, a resident of Lakehills since 1990, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001. She was born in San Antonio June 22, 1923, the daughter of Max and Carrie Brockman Theis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pipe Creek.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Henderson and granddaughter, Suzanne Henderson.
Mrs. Grantham is survived by her husband of 43 years, Collis Grantham; daughters, Joyce Trappe and husband, George, of Helotes, and Colleen Kievit and her husband, Michael, of Pipe Creek; daughter-in-law, Patsy Henderson; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a sister, Carolyn Stolzheise of Santa Rosa, Calif.
The Memorial Service was held Friday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Pipe Creek with Pastor Doug Johnson officiating.
Arrangements were by Vaughanıs Funeral Home of Boerne.
Robert T. Craig
Robert T. Craig, Jr., 54, of Medina, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 at his residence. He was born Aug. 17, 1947 in Houston to Robert Taylor Craig, Sr. and Helen Rogers Craig. He had made his home in Medina for over 30 years and had previously lived in Houston where he worked as a Longshoreman in a Houston Shipyard.
Graveside services were held at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Bold Springs, Texas, Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, with Evangelist Sam Craig officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapel of Bandera.
Janet Chavez, 52, of Pipe Creek died Thursday, Dec. 13 in a local care center. She was born on Nov. 5, 1949 in Houston to Nathanial Blackmon and Mildred Chapman Blackmon. She worked as a secretary at Newell Manufacturing for many years.
Mrs. Chavez is survived by her husband Nestor Chavez; one son, Nestor Chavez II of Pipe Creek; three daughters, Shannon Pastuch, Jodye Pastuch and Andrea Chavez; her father; one sister, Patricia Land; one brother, Larry Blackmon and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at Pipe Creek Cemetery with Chaplain Jack Cook officiating.
Arrangements were by Wrightıs Funeral Parlor of Bandera.
Joe Ben Snider
Joe Ben Snider, 75, of Utopia, died on Dec. 14, 2001 at Utopia Medical Clinic.
He was born on June 6, 1926 in McKinney, Texas. He was married to Elaine Thomas on June 26, 1946, in McKinney.
Mr. Snider worked in marketing with Exxon Co. and he had also been on the board of directors for the Bandera Electric Cooperative.
Mr. Snider is survived by wife Elaine Snider of Utopia; daughter Sandie Ford and husband Bill of Boerne; brother Bill Snider of Paris, Texas; and grandchildren Michael Ford and Steven Ford of Boerne.
Services were held on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 at the Utopia Methodist Church. Interment followed at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, with Rev. Kent Kepler and Rev. Dick Freeman officiating.
Pallbearers were Elby Hutto, Bill Dean, Ted Mumme, George Keelin, Clif Anderson, and Lewis Bracy.
Memorials may be made to your favorite Utopia charity.
Edward 'Buddy' Postert, Sr, 85, of Bandera, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 in a Kerrville hospital. He was born July 12, 1916 in Bandera, to Edward Bernard and Hattie Veda Wheeler Postert. On Aug. 13, 1929, he married Velma Lea Jacobs in Bandera. She survives.
He was a Charter Member of the Bandera VFW and worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Bandera for 31 years.
In addition to his wife Velma of Bandera, survivors include three sons, Edward J. Postert Jr. and wife Shelly of Bandera, Douglas Postert of Uvalde and James Postert of Bandera; one sister, Dorothy Fitzpatrick of San Antonio; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Mendy Lou Postert and sister Evelyn Kalka.
Services are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at Grimes Chapel, with Mr. Martin Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Postert family cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jacob Postert, Ginger Postert, Roy Postert, Clayton Postert, Tammy Postert, Chris Wood, Jamie Postert and James Postert, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers are Brandon Wood, Walter Langehenning, Jerry Morgenstern, Zoe Postert, Helmuth Koenig, Joe Walters, Kayla Postert, Harvey Faris, and Alfred Anderwald.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapel of Bandera.
Mary Regina (Jean) Wilkins Turner, 71, of Lakehills, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 at her residence. She was born Feb. 25, 1930 in St. Petersburg, Fla. and was raised in Russellville, Ky.
She had made her home in Lakehills for the past eight years.
Mrs. Turner worked as a teacher under the name of Mary Regina Wilkins Barrow for over 30 years in various states: Kentucky, Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
She was one of the founding board members who began establishing the Lakehills Area Library in 1999. This endeavor was was among her favorite and proudest accomplishments.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Lakehills United Methodist Church with Pastor Ellen Ely officiating. Internment will be in the Wilkins family cemetery in Russellville.
Mrs. Turner is survived by her husband, Luther A. (Archie) Turner; one daughter, Deborah Jean Barrow of San Antonio; one sister, Joanna May Wilkins Shirley of Shepherd, Texas; and one brother, Robert Burr Wilkins Jr. of Russellville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Burr Wilkins Sr. and Anna Regina (Gina) Etheridge Wilkins.
Memorials may be made to the Lakehills Library and Community Association or the Lakehills United Methodist Church. Arrangements were made under the direction of Sunset Northwest Funeral Home in San Antonio.