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CAFFEE
Mr. John P. Caffee, born Oct. 11, 1922, in Ada, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2001, in Paris, Texas.
Mr. Caffee was a resident of New Braunfels from 1979 to 1995. Mr. Caffee bravely served his country as a pilot for the United States Army Air Corp during WWII. He was stationed in England where he flew a total of 52 missions, 27 of which he flew voluntarily. 
Mr. Caffee was preceded in death by his father Horace G. Caffee; his mother Ilma Baumgartner Caffee; his sister, Enid Straebel; and his first wife, Ruth Theidel Caffee, by whom he had five children.
Survivors include his current wife, Virginia A. Caffee, of Clarksville, Texas; his sister, Phyllis Eckman, of Ft. 
Wayne, Ind.; his five children: Robert W. Caffee; Patricia Tune and Louise C. McDermott, of Austin, Texas; Anne Gill, of Houston, Texas; and Susan Heller, of Dike, Texas. Mr. Caffee also is survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Caffee’s interests included reading, playing racquetball and fishing in remote areas of the world, namely in South America.
Memorial services took place at 10 a.m. May 24, 2001, at Clarksville Funeral Home in Clarksville, Texas.
Funeral arrangements were made by Mr. Lee E. Lindeman of Clarksville Funeral Home of Clarksville
Clarksville Funeral Home of Clarksville

HENNE
Helouise Henne passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at her residence in New Braunfels at the age of 89 years. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service time Friday. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Comal Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

HEITKAMP
Chester Joseph Heitkamp, of La Vernia, passed away May 28, 2001, at the age of 80 years. Visitation is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Finch Funeral Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday with the Father Victor Carillo, celebrant. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery in La Vernia.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Finch Funeral Chapel of La Vernia

STUCHELL
Our loving father, Harry S. Stuchell, formerly of Houston, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001. He was born Dec. 28, 1920, to Ira E. and Mary M. Stuchell in Pittsburgh, Penn. Mr. Stuchell was employed by and retired from Baroid Division of National Lead in Houston. It was here that he made many lasting friendships. 
Mr. Stuchell was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Esther M. Stuchell; his parents; and his brother Robert Stuchell. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Jan and Rob Smith; grandchildren, Samantha and Mandy Smith and Nick Dorsey; and cousin Miriam Richards. 
A special thanks to Norine and John “Spike” Jordan, Marta and Ali Mata and Sarah and Howard Matson for their undying love and support. The last few months would have been extremely difficult to endure without their love and kindness. 
There will be no memorial service at this time. Mr. Stuchell lived with diabetes since the age of 14. 
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of Harry S. Stuchell to the American Diabetes Foundation. 
Colonial Funeral Home in San Antonio

GARNETT
Joyce Forke Garnett passed away May 31, 2001, at Eden Home in New Braunfels.
Mrs. Garnett was born on July 20, 1913, in New Braunfels to Ida and Alex Forke. She graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1931 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition from Texas Women’s University in 1934. Joyce married in 1935 and reared her children in Houston. She returned to her hometown of New Braunfels 35 years ago.
During her life, she never met a stranger and was known as “Joyce” to countless numbers of people. A straight-talking optimist, she was always looking for the good in others. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Horace Garnett; her parents, Ida and Alex Forke; and her grandparents, Emilie and Theo Eggeling and Percy and Anna Forke. She is survived by her sister Marjorie Forke Alford, of New Braunfels; her four children, Patricia Joyce Estess of Houston; B. Henry Estess Jr., M.D., and wife Sandra, of Dallas; Michael Eggeling Estess, M.D., and his wife, Nancy, of Boise, Idaho; and Mary Estess Marcontell and husband Jerry C. Marcontell, M.D., of Rye, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; her cousin Gertrude Mueller of Fort Worth; and her nephew Samuel Buck Alford and wife Pam, of New Braunfels.
The family is most grateful to Rose Hill for her devoted friendship and exceptional care these past years.
A memorial service will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at First Protestant Church in New Braunfels, where her family has had membership for four generations.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels

WILSON
Vern Wilson passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2001, in New Braunfels at the age of 87 years. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Zoeller Funeral Home. Private graveside services will take place in Atwood, Ill. A memorial service will also take place at a later date in Atwood, Ill.
Zoeller Funeral Home

FELSING
Hattie B. Felsing, age 88, of New Braunfels, entered into eternal rest on May 30, 2001. Hattie was born to James Walter Brinks and Hedwig Mielke Brinks Westerfer on Nov. 8, 1912, in Unalaska, Texas, and grew up in New Braunfels. On Oct. 1, 1930, Hattie married Milton Eugene Felsing Sr., a union which lasted for 62 glorious years. They lived in Seguin, McQueeney and Sinton, then in 1962 moved back to New Braunfels. Hattie worked for the Eden Home for 13 years and later did some volunteer work there.
She belonged to the First United Methodist Church of New Braunfels, the Fellowship Sunday School Class, the United Methodist Women, and the Mary Circle. She was also a member of the Gruene Extension Club, the Order of the Eastern Star No. 771, and the Hermann Sons Lodge No. 21. She loved growing flowers and vegetables and enjoyed baking and cooking for “my big family.” Predeceased by her husband in 1992, Hattie is survived by three daughters, Mary Ann Rusk and husband Sigsby, of The Woodlands; Doris Kay Coulter and husband Ocia, of Aransas Pass; and Myrna Lou Payne and husband Allison, of Woodsboro; two sons, Jerry Wayne Felsing and wife Paula, of Spring Branch; and Milton Eugene Felsing Jr., of Austin; a sister, Erna Felsing and husband Robert, of Seguin; a brother, J.W. Brinks, of San Antonio; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3, and funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, at the New Braunfels First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jon D. Lowry officiating. Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church of New Braunfels, Order of Eastern Star No. 771, Hermann Sons Lodge No. 21, or a favorite charity.
Zoeller Funeral Home

MASSEY
Mary Ward Massey 67, of New Braunfels went to be with our Lord, Sunday Oct. 7, 2001.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Baptist Church, 2154 Loop 337 North with the Rev. Billy Tiller of Oakwood Baptist Church officiating.
Graveside services will be Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas.
Mrs. Massey was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. She lived most of her life in amarillo, Texas, then settled in New Braunfels the past eight years.
Survivors include a son, Carl Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter Vicky Esquivel of New Braunfels; one brother, Ray Ward of El Paso, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Ward of Wichita Falls, Texas.
She was a loving mother and devoted grandmother.
The family will be at 4747 Old Hwy 81, New Braunfels, Texas.
Puente & Sons Funeral Chapels

COOK
Anita Riedesel Cook, age 93, of New Braunfels, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Eden Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 12, 2001 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels.
Interment will follow at Comal Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

ALLISON
Lena Mary Tunnell Allison, 76, of Godley, Texas, died Monday, Octo. 8, 2001, at her residence. 
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Lunn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Thresher, minister of the First United Methodist Church of Grand Prairie, Texas, officiating. Interment will be in the Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Allison was born Oct. 29, 1924, in Grand Saline, Texas, to the late Henry Cullen and Florence Dora (Bailey) Tunnell. She and D. Rhea Allison were married July 12, 1945, in Primera, Texas. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2001. 
She was a graduate of Grand Saline High School. She attended college at North Texas State University and graduated cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kerrville, Texas, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She moved to Godley from Kerrville in 2001. 
She was preceded in death by a son: Charles Bailey Allison, March 4, 1988; a brother, Cullen Bailey Tunnell; one sister, Grace Yates; two grandsons, Joshua Ian Rosser, Feb. 20, 1992, and Steven Allison in 2001. 
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Rosser and husband, Stephen C. Rosser of Godley, Texas; three sisters, Chloe Clark of Weatherford, Texas, Letha Fern Hearn of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Birdie Rebecca Bullard of Kerrville, Texas; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, Texas 76708. 
Lunn Funeral Home

CUTLER
Frank M. Cutler, age 65, of Canyon Lake, Texas, died Monday, Oct. 8. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Doeppenschmidt funeral Home in Sattler, Texas.
Mr. Cutler was born in St. Charles, Mo. After serving four years with the Marine Corps, Frank returned to St. Louis to study engineering at Washington University. There he met his wife of 39 years, Donna Berra Cutler. He enjoyed a long career in the metal finishing industry, including serving a term as President of the American Electroplaters’ Society. The Cutlers retired to Canyon Lake, Texas in 1996, where Frank pursued his many hobbies and a second career in real estate.
Frank is survived by his wife, Donna; their daughters, Lisa and Julie; sons-in-law, Daniel Blair and Jack Quigley; and Lisa and Dan’s newborn son, Samuel Cutler Blair. He is also survived by his brother, patrick; in-laws Wayne Altmansberger, Phyllis Cutler, Marty and Vernon Dockery; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southwestern Chapter of the Humane Society in Frank’s name.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Canyon Lake

MCNEIL
Shirley M. McNeill, of Bulverde, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 9, 2001, at the age of 65. The family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Zoeller Funeral Home to receive visitors. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 13, 2001, at Zoeller Funeral Home.
Zoeller Funeral Home

AXE
Thomas F. Axe, of New Braunfels, died Sunday Oct. 7, 2001, at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 54. Visitation will be from 8a.m. Friday Oct. 12, 2001, until service time at Zoeller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday Oct. 12, 2001, at Zoeller Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 12, 2001, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home

WALDROP
Joe Edward Waldrop, passed from this life, at his home in New Braunfels, Texas. on Oct. 21, 2001.
He was born on May 3, 1933 in Taft, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vida Nora Oglesby and Lindsey Waldrop. He is surived by wife, Carolyn Ann Flesher Waldrop; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Dennis Brinkkoeter; son and daughter-in-law, Joe Jr. and Dalzell Waldrop; and also three grandchildren, Levi and Jessie Ann Brinkkoeter and Zachary Joe Waldrop, all of New Branfels.
Joe graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1952, where he was an outstanding athlete. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1961. His adult career consisted of employment as a San Antonio Police Officer and as a Security Manager for Sears. From April 19, 1965 until Jan. 1, 1999, he was employed at State Farm Insurance. He retired as a senior claims specialist.
Serives will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Graveside services will be at 2 p. m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, in Rockport, Texas, at Rockport Fulton Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank Suhr, Jackie Gold, Levi Brinkkoeter, Zachary Waldrop, Gene Flesher and Jon Nelson, Jr. Joe would have liked for memorials to be made to Boysville.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

JOHNSON
Charlotte Elizabeth Sorenson Schenck Johnson, age 86, passed away Oct. 31. She was a resident at Alterra-Sterling House of New Braunfels, Texas since it opened in 1997.
Charlotte was born March 11, 1915, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She descended from missionary stock, as her maternal grandfather was one of th e early missionary doctors to the Hawaiian Islands in the 1800s. Her father’s family came to the islands from Denmark as shipbuilders and helped construct a ship for the Queen of Hawaii.
Her parents were Olaf and Juliette Sorenson of Honolulu. She attended school in hawaii and California and studied English at Vassar for two years. Charlotte married John Schenck of Honolulu in 1935 and they had 2 daughters, Pat Edinger and Barbara Coughlin. In 1943, John died of a heart attack. She later met and married David P. Johnson, a naval officer, who was in Hawaii at the end of WWII. The family moved to Nowata, OK where Dave was a publisher and editor of a daily paper.
Charlotte and husband Dave later moved to Washington State where they operated a newspaper and publishing business. Subsequently they moved again when Dave taught journalism at Big Bend Community College. Upon retirement, they settled in New Braunfels.
Through the years, Charlotte knew the importance of family and friends and always kept in touch through her love of writing. She shared with both her husbands a love of words, books, and letter writing. She wrote interesting commentaries for Dave’s newspaper, book reviews for her church and wonderful travelogues about their many trips. She shared with Dave, her love of adventure and life. They enjoyed traveling and traveled to Europe, all 50 states and made many trips to the Hawaiian islands.
When Dave was ill, he ceased calling her “the little woman’ and instead called her his “little angle.” In the end, she was the wind beneath his wings. Charlotte and Dave were active member of th e New Braunfels Church of Christ, a wonderful source of support and comfort to them.
She was preceased by her husband Dave in 1994.and her daughter, Patricia Edinger, in 1999.
Daughter Barbara Coughlin and husband Doug, their children Connie Coughlin, Julie and husband Don Hotaling, and Greg and wife Karen Scheffler survive her; also, her son-in-law Jerry Edinger and his children David Edinger, Walter and his wife Susan Edinger, Sharon and her husband Duane Schlosser. She had 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests a memorial offering be made to the American Heart Association or Hope Hospice of New Braunfels.
A funeral service will be held in the Zoeller Funeral Home chapel 11 a. m. Friday, Nov. 2nd. A viewing will be held during the hours of 11 a. m. until 5 p. m. family members will be present from 4 to 5 p. m. Interment will be at Guadalupe Valley memorial Park.
Zoeller Funeral Home

SCHLICHTING
Gladys Marie Schlichting, age 83 of New Braunfels was called by the Lord on Friday, Nov. 2. 
She was born on July 7, 1918 in Bell City, Missouri to Marion and Lucy Stewart.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Hilmar Schlichting; daughters, Vicki Ploch and husband Greg of New Braunfels, Jeanie Louvier and husband James of Carlinville, Ill., Geri Schroeder of Fort Worth, Texas and Marcella Miller and her husband Charlie of Johnstown, Pa.; sister, Chris Omberg of Fort Worth; sisters-in-law, Erna Stewart of Alton, Ill., Viola Denton of Boerne and Lois Schlicting of Seguin; brothers-in-law, Raymond Schlichting and wife Mildred of New Braunfels, Herbert Schlichting and wife Dorothy of Waco; grandchildren, Nicholas, Matthew, Stacy and Megan Ploch of New Braunfels, Jim, Lona and Linda Stevens of Pascagoula, Ms., Charlie, Bryan, Michael and Tim Louvier of Alton, Ill., Kim Jessup of Azle, Texas and Shannon Sheffield of Arlington and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by son Ricky Schlichting; brother L.C. Stewart; sisters Maureen Poe and Mildred Stewart.
Mrs. Schlichting was a military wife and accompanied her husband and family to many places here in the United States and traveled abroad to Germany and Japan. Upon his retirement they settled in New Braunfels which was her husband’s birthplace and had resided here for 30 years.
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Monday Nov. 5, 2001 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Rev. Rick Bartlett will officiate.
Interment will follow at Comal Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to Hope Hospice or to the New Braunfels Christian Church.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

OLMOS
Martha Maria Olmos, of San Marcos, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001 at the Arboretum Nursing Home at the age of 77.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Zoeller Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zoeller Funeral Home.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with burial to follow in St.s Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home

MARK
anna Helene mark, who was born dec. 11, 1916, died in Herne, West Germany, on Aug. 20, 2001. Preceding her in death were an infant son; her first husband, Heinrich Strunk; and a second husband, Johann ( Hanz) mark.
She is survived by her sons, Herbert and his wife Dannie of New Braunfels; Karl Hienz, and his wife Elnora of Germany; granddaughter, Anna Beth and husband Lex; grandson, paul Blanchard of Seguin; three great-grandchildren, trevor, laci and michael.
memorials may be given to the Salvation Army.

MALMSTEN
First Lieutenant R. Carl Malmsten, USAF retired, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001 at his home in New Braunfels. He was born in Sacramento, Calif. on the Fourth of July, 1958.
He grew up on and around air force bases in California, Maine and Nebraska. He enjoyed skiing, fishing, family camping and a family flight in a single-engine Cessna in Maine.
In Nebraska he saw his great-grandparents’ homestead and became an active Boy Scout and avid bowler. He worked on aircraft restoration projects at the Strategic Air Command Museum.
He graduated from Roseville High School in Roseville, Calif., where he was an active member of the debate team and Key Club. During this time he earned his Eagle Scout Award and was made a member of the Order of the Arrow. He also became Master Councilor of the Roseville Chapter of DeMolay and a member of the Priory.
He graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1980 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the USAF. While at SWT he competed on the debate team and was a member of Alpha Phi Omega. 
During his short active duty career he had unique assignments for a non-rated officer.
He was assigned to a KC-135 tanker squadron and a B-52 simulator. He loved the aircraft-related duties and learned enough that during an actual tanker flight he recognized an engine fire warning and advised the aircraft commander before the AC or copilot had noticed the problem. Health reasons curtailed his career and placed him upon the disability retired list.
He is survived by his parents, Lt. Col. Alfred C. S. Malmsten and Ida M. (Pat) Malmsten, his brother, Eric A. Malmsten, niece and nephew Robyn and Jon and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Interment will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Services are private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

CORETH
Mary Joyce Coreth, age 74 of New Braunfels, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1927, in Marshall, Texas, to Ernest Robert and Daisy (Stone) Gerlach. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with Honors from the University of Texas. Mrs. Coreth married Franz Ernst Coreth on Jan. 14, 1950, in New Haven, Conn. She was a New Braunfels resident for some 54 years and had been active in the Methodist Church. Mrs. Coreth was an actress, musician and teacher and had taught in both of those fields. She also wrote and produced many different plays and musicals for herself, her husband and her students. She was preceded in death by her parents and by a grandmother, who raised her. Survivors include her husband, Franz E. Coreth of New Braunfels; sister and brother-in-law, June and John Horton of Tyler, Texas, and their two children, John Andrew Horton and The Rev. Dr. Jay Horton and their wives and children. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Jay Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Comal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and continue until service time on Monday. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. 
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

JONES
Jack Wayne Jones, age 72, died on November 4, 2001 in New Braunfels, after a courageous ten year battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife Dolores of 53 years and two children; daughter, Myra and son-in-law Jack Lairsen of Austin, TX; son, Gregory Jones and wife Cindy of New Braunfels, TX; three grandchildren, Julie Doiron and husband Gratian of Austin, TX, Shawn Rossi and wife Tamsyn of New Braunfels, TX, and Kristen Jones of New Braunfels, TX; two sisters, Hazel Peet of Palm Beach, FL, and E. Lee Covington of Seguin, TX; many nieces and nephews, including George Jones of Hilton Head, SC, Eugene Jones of Winterville, GA, Jerry Covington of Beaumont, TX, Mickey Covington of New Braunfels, TX, Debbie Arizaga of Arlington, TX, Kerry Bates of Jackson, MS; and his faithful canine companion, best friend, and shadow “Ziggy”. He is preceded in death by his parents, S.K. and Viola; two brothers, Gene and Thurman Jones and sister Clydie Gibson. 
Mr. Jones was born January 8, 1929 in Suqualena, Mississippi. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in China in WWII. He was a Beaumont, Texas resident for 33 years. He was a graduate of Lamar University Police Academy, U.S. Marshalls Service Training Academy in Washington, D.C., and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Training School in Quantico, Virginia. He was a member of the first Jefferson County SWAT Team. Mr. Jones retired from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department in Beaumont, Texas in 1992. He was an enthusiastic pilot who loved flying, and a Harley Davidson rider. 
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to his many friends and family for their love and support. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, Hope Hospice of New Braunfels, TX, American Cancer Society or Daughters of the King.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 11:00 a.m. at St John’s Episcopal Church in New Braunfels, Texas. 

MEYER
John H. Meyer, 85, of Canyon Lake, passed away on Nov. 5, 2001, at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Jewel E. (Coker) Meyer, whom he married on Aug. 30, 1963, in Houston, Texas; daughters, La Juana Chitty and her husband, Joe; Sonja Krohn and her husband, Harry; Judy Marsh and her husband, Leslie; Jean Kinsfather; Janell Marcy and her husband Michael; sisters, Annie Tucker; and Evelyn Ivy and her husband Glenn; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sons James Meyer and Joseph Vaughn; grandson, Ryan Parker; 4 sisters and 1 brother.
Mr. Meyer followed his father and grandfather in the building profession. He enjoyed working at his trade for 50 years — at Canyon Lake for 19 years, where he was a resident for 35 years. He enjoyed deer and rattlesnake hunting, as well as listening to music and dancing. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John was a proud lifetime member of the Canyon Lake Lions Club, an active member of the Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, having served as the chairman of the building committee, one of the founders of the Canyon Lake Forest Civic Club, and he also built the Church In The Valley Church at Canyon Lake.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at the Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, with burial to follow at Cranes Mill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canyon Lake United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Canyon Lake

SANTA CRUZ
Shannon Brooke Santa Cruz, 21, of Corpus Christi, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001.
She will be buried in Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. at Cage-Mills Funeral Home, Everhart Chapel.
Memory Gardens Funeral Home

PFULLMANN
Harry Albert Pfullmann, 59, of Seguin, died Nov. 4, 2001.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Goetz Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Ludwig officiating.
Goetz Funeral Home

FEDER
Marie Feder passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at the Northeast Methodist Hospital in San Antonio at the age of 85 years.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and will continue until 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday to greet friends at the funeral home. A Mass of celebration will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with interment to follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home

BOYD
Burr Walter Boyd, age 87, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Alterra Sterling House in New Braunfels, Texas.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Berean Bible Church, 888 Landa St., New Braunfels.
A Masonic service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Startzville Masonic Lodge.
Puente and Sons Funeral Chapels

VOLLBRECHT
Louis C. Vollbrecht, age 88 of New Braunfels, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, in New Braunfels.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the church, to Eden Home or to the charity of one’s choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

HINTON
James “Jimbo” Hinton, 87, of Luling, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Seton Hospital in Luling. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Wrightsboro Cemetery.
James Hinton was born on Nov. 10, 1914, to Marion and Eula Hinton in Wrightsboro, Texas. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in New Braunfels.
James Hinton was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Roy Hinton; parents Marion and Eula Hinton; four brothers and four sisters.
James “Jimbo” Hinton is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.
Zoeller Funeral Home

KANZ
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Annie Kanz, age 89 years, who passed away at the Eden Home, Inc., on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001.
Zoeller Funeral Home

MORGAN 
Beeann B. Morgan, age 57, of New Braunfels, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in New Braunfels. She was born April 26, 1944, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Audrey and Frances (Hart) Brawley. Mrs. Morgan was a high school counselor for the Comal I.S.D. Survivors include her husband, Billy R. Morgan of New Braunfels; five children: Barry Nanez and wife, Monica of Laredo, Texas, Doug Nanez and wife, Emily of Macon, Ga., Heather Nanez and husband Paige of San Antonio, John Nanez and wife Sylvia of New Braunfels and Kate Morgan of New Braunfels; parents: A.L. and Frances Brawley of New Braunfels; two grandchildren: Nicholas and Brianna Nanez; brother, Britt Brawley and wife Linda of Zion, Ind.; brother-in-law, Brad Morgan of New Braunfels; niece and nephew, Tanner and Elisha Brawley of Zion, Ind.; and a host of friends and loved ones. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels with The Rev. Jon D. Lowry officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Association. 
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

REEVES
James Roy “Spike” Reeves, age 76, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in New Braunfels on Sept. 23, 1925, to James Roger Reeves and Melida Henrietta Wegner Reeves. Spike was a veteran of WWII and retired from the Naval Reserves after 35 years of combined service on Jan. 30, 1979. He was an active member of various civic organizations, including Hermann & Sons, the Masonic Lodge of Blanco, American Legion 179, Noon Lions, Scottish Rites and VFW Post 7110, of which he was a past commander. Spike was also a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. After retiring from the Naval Reserves, Spike returned to school to earn a degree from Southwest Texas State University and then joined with his son, Jim Reeves, to begin Jim’s Video, Preferred Self Storage and S.T.O.R.M. (Solutions to Office Record Management).
He is survived by his daughter Faye Ivy and husband Michael of New Braunfels; a son, Jim Reeves and wife Janet of New Braunfels; daughter Roylene Reeves of New Braunfels; grandchildren Stephanie Quesada, Michael Ivy, Kristin Reeves and Shelly Reeves, all of New Braunfels; and great grand-children Sabrina and Victoria Quesada of New Braunfels; brother Roger Reeves and wife Ruth of Blanco; sister Rogene Sonier and husband Ed, also of Blanco; sister Sara Riddle and husband Dale of Fort Worth; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, W.C. Scott and Maggie Silvers. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Earlean Reeves, father James Roger Reeves, mother Melida Henrietta Wegner Reeves, sister Dorothy Faye Hancock and brother-in-law Ernie Hancock.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church with interment to follow with full military honors at the Comal Cemetery. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the Day Spring Christian School, 1895 S. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130 or the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 181 S. Santa Clara, New Braunfels, TX 78130 or charity of one’s choice.
Zoeller Funeral Home

SNYDER
Margaret Alice Ashton Snyder passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Colonial Care Center at the age of 86 years. Margaret was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was a true Christian woman and a true lady.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Colonial Manor Care Center and staff for the loving care and concern given to Margaret and to Hope Hospice for their support, concern and care.
A private, family memorial service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 16, 2001, and interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park.
Sunset Funeral Home

VALADEZ
Simon R. Valadez passed away on Nov. 11, 2001, in New Braunfels at the age of 55.
Mr. Valadez is survived by his brothers, Abelardo Valadez and his wife Amelia of New Braunfels, Alfredo Valadez and wife Esperanza of New Braunfels, Arturo Valadez and wife Guadalupe of New Braunfels, Anival Valadez and wife Oralia of New Braunfels and Joe Valadez and wife Oralia of New Braunfels; his sisters, Anita Quiroz and husband Juan of New Braunfels and Elena Cruz and husband Rickey of New Braunfels; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Alex Valadez, and by his sister, Angelita Cortez.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Zoeller Funeral Home with a rosary at 7 p.m.
A Mass of celebration will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Holy Family Catholic Church with interment to follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home


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