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SCHEIBE
Mrs. Evelyn M. Scheibe, born Feb. 9, 1926 in Twin Sisters, Tx., passed away on Jan. 5, 2002, at the age of 75. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie A. Scheibe; father, Max. W. Mueller; mother, Adolphine O. Mueller. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra J Simpson and her husband Woodrow, Jr.; sons, Jimmy W. Scheibe and his wife Candace J. and Michael A. Scheibe and his wife Shannon. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, numerous family members and friends. 
Mrs Scheibe was a member of the Zuehl Redeemer United Church of Christ and was also a member of the Hermann Sons Lodge of Kirby. 
The family will be accepting visitors on Tuesday 5 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at the Zuehl Redeemer United Church of Christ in Marion, Texas, with Pastor Gerald Metzer officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Zuehl Redeemer United Church of Christ. Service under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas.

GRAETZEL
Arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Ella Caroline Artzt Graetzel of New Braunfels. She passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at Live Oak Care Center in Blanco, at the age of 95.
Zoeller Funeral Home

BENAVIDES
Arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Jose G. Benavides, Jr. of New Braunfels. He passed away at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 at the age of 62. 
Zoeller Funeral Home

PRICE
Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels for Willa Price, who passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 at her residence in New Braunfels at the age of 92. Graveside service in San Angelo is pending.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

GIRTEN
Rena Mae Girten of New Braunfels passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 at Zoeller Funeral Home. The family will be present from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday to receive visitors. Graveside services will be Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 at 2:15 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

ESLER
Marjorie Kay Esler of New Braunfels and Wasilla, Alaska, loving wife, mother and grandmother, went home to the Lord at the age of 65 on Jan. 7, 2002. Marjorie passed away peacefully at McKenna Memorial Hospital with her family at her side. She battled for one year with pancreatic cancer. 
Marjorie is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 42 years, Jack I. Esler and her three daughters and sons-in-law, seven grandchildren and many, many friends that loved her dearly. Her three daughters and their husbands are Kim and Alex Smith of Austin, Carrie and Rick Evans and Kelly and Curtis Stevens of New Braunfels. Beloved grandchildren of Marjorie Esler are Annika and Connor Smith, Joshua Potter, Savanna and Reese Evans and Tyler and Kendall Stevens. Marjorie is also survived by her father, Bud Maahs of Tigerton, Wisc. and sisters Mary Aton and Penny Ebel. She is preceded in death by her mother, Vera Maahs. 
Marjorie was a retired school teacher and taught many years at Woodville Elementary School, Woodville, Tex. Marjorie enjoyed gardening and sewing, and her many hand-made items will be treasured by her family and friends. 
The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the wonderful people at Hematology Oncology Associates of South Texas, McKenna Hospital and Hope Hospice for their warm and caring love and attention during Marjorie’s journey. 
A Memorial Service will be held at Cross Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002 
Arrnagements are under the direction of Puente and Sons Funeral Chapels

BENAVIDES
Jose G. Benavides Jr., age 62, of New Braunfels, passed away in San Antonio Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife, Consuelo Benavides.
He is survived by his mother, Dolores G. Perez of New Braunfels; daughters Barbra Contreras and husband David, Elizabeth Cadena and husband Oscar, Melinda Guerrero and husband Manuel, all of New Braunfels; sisters Minerva Davila and husband Alfonso, Maria Correa and husband Juan, Irma Madrid and husband Ruben, all of New Braunfels; brothers and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Benavides, Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro Benavides, Mr. and Mrs. Juan Perez Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Frederico Benavides, all of New Braunfels; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Zoeller Funeral Home Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, from 1 until 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. Services will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at 10 a.m., with a procession departing Zoeller Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning for the services. Interment will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

ZIPP
Frances White Zipp of San Antonio, and previously of New Braunfels, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at the age of 88 years. 
Mrs. Zipp was born on March 26, 1913 to John Marvin and Viola (Duncan) White in McKinney, Tex. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alton W. Zipp; and brothers, Ralph White and John Marvin White. 
Mrs. Zipp and her husband were the owners of Zipp’s Pharmacy in Allena Village on Blanco Rd.
Survivors include nephews, Judge Bill M. White and Ralph White; nieces, Rosalyn Milam and Sue Sansom; great-nephew, John Marvin White; great-niece, Adrianna White and a host of other loving family members and friends.
Viewing will be available from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Dr. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Mission Burial Park North’s Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Bill Shockley officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Animal Defense League or to the San Antonio Humane Society.
Mission Park Funeral Chapels North

MUNOZ
Felicitas Campos Munoz, 74, of New Braunfels, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at Kirkwood Manor.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Zoeller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church, with the Reverend Tom Martinez officiating. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Mrs. Munoz was born on Feb. 19, 1927, to Atanacio and Edubigen Campos in New Braunfels, Tex. 
Mrs. Munoz was preceded in death by her brothers, Manuel Campos and Gilberto Campos and by her sisters, Maria Ozuna and Santos Hernandez. 
Felicitas Campos Munoz is survived by her husband Enrique “Henry” Munoz; son Joel Campos Munoz and his wife Myrna Grover Munoz; grandson Jose Enriquez “Kiko” Munoz; daughter Sonia Campos Munoz-Gill and her husband Jeff Gill; brothers Victor Campos, Agapito Campos, Alejandro Campos and Manuel Martinez; sisters Gabriela Rosales, Maria Sotelo and Mercedez B. Medina; numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to First Presbyterian Church and Hope Hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
Zoeller Funeral Home

KLOEPPER
Ruby Kloepper of New Braunfels passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Kirkwood Manor at the age of 87 years.
A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Comal Cemetery. There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home New Braunfels

COLE
Donald W. Cole, age 58, of Canyon Lake, Tex. passed away in San Antonio, Tex. Jan. 9, 2002. 
Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Chapel services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002 at Zoeller Funeral Home.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

GARZA
Olivia Zamora Garza of New Braunfels passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at McKenna Memorial Hospital, at the age of 88 years. 
Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. on Saturday and will continue until 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Edward Bily officiating. Interment will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in New Braunfels.
Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church or to the Mass.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home 

Savoie 
Michael Todd Savoie, 40 of New Braunfels, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday Jan. 14, 2002 at Zoeller Funeral Home.
Mr. Savoie was born on Oct. 31, 1961, to Leo Paul and Vera Dell Savoie in Beaumont, Texas. 
Michael Todd Savoie is survived by his wife Cindy Rose of New Braunfels; stepson Maxx Rose of New Braunfels; parents Leo Paul and Vera Dell Savoie of Livingston; brother Fred Savoie of Rock Port, Illinois; sister Shirley Savoie of Ellicott City Maryland.
Arrangements are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.

GRAETZEL
Ella Caroline Artzt Graetzel passed away Jan. 6, 2002, at the age of 95. Ella, who lived most of her life in Comal County and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church there, was born on March 5, 1906, in Twin Sisters, Texas, to Gustav and Ida Elbel Artzt. In 1932, she married Martin Graetzel, who preceded her in death in 1996. She and Martin had two children, Angilee and Robert. Ella was a graduate of Draughan’s Business College in San Antonio and served as a clerk in the Comal County Courthouse before her marriage. She was also a retired Comal County ISD cafeteria manager. She was a charter member of the Texas A&M Mother’s Club.
Survivors include daughter Angilee Graetzel Rose and husband Gordon of Wimberley, son Robert Graetzel and wife Jan of Luckenbach, and special nephew Dennis Glenewinkel and wife Marie of Kerrville. Other survivors are grandson Roger Rose and his wife Joni of Saverna Park, Md.; grandson Kevin Rose and wife Frances of Panama City, Fla.; grandson Curt Graetzel of Luckenbach; grandson Timothy Rose of New Braunfels and granddaughter Laura Graetzel Derwin and husband David of Seattle, Wash. Ella also has two great-grandchildren, Ashleigh and Michael Rose of Saverna Park, Md. and many dear nieces and nephews. Ella was the oldest of six children of Gustav and Ida Artzt and was preceded in death by all her siblings and their spouses, and also by her husband Martin’s siblings and their spouses. 
She spent the last two years of her life in Blanco in a nursing home. The loves of her life were her family and her church. She especially liked to cook, quilt, sew, write letters in German to distant relatives in Germany, reminisce with her sisters and visit with other family members. Martin and she made especially good venison sausage and panhaas. 
Memorial services will be Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may make them to St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Arrangements by:
Zoeller Funeral Home 

Garza
Olivia Zamora Garza of New Braunfels passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at McKenna Memorial hospital, at the age of 88 years.
Garza was born on May 8, 1913, to Ismael and Otila Zamora in Zapata Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Felix Garza. 
Mrs. Garza was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and owner of the Valley Fruit stand for 34 years. She was also owner of the Be- Lovely Beauty Shop for 25 years, as well as the Collectibles store for 5 years. 
Mrs. Garza is survived by sons, Ismael “Mike” Garza and wife Maria of New Braunfels and Carlos Garza and wife Yolanda of Kingwood, Texas; daughters, Mary Tamayo and husband Hector Tomayo of New Braunfels, Alicia Moreno and husband Joe of Dallas and Nina Moreno of Houston; grandchildren, Sally Stoneking, David Michael Tamayo, Georgie Ann Clemens, Kathy McDaniels, Carol Hanson, Felix Garza III, Yvonne Glankler, Carlos Garza Jr., Charlie Moreno, Sonya Ganem, Adrien Moreno and Marco Moreno; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Raul Zamora and wife Juventina of New Braunfels, Manuel Zamora and wife Selestina of New Braunfels and Gus Zamora and wife Susie of San Antonio. 
Visitation will continue through 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Edward Billy officiating. Interment will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in New Braunfels.
Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church or the Mass. 
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

Schwab
Mrs. Kurt Schwab, age 94, of Seguin died Friday January 11, 2002. Mrs. Schwab was a member of First Protestant Church of New Braunfels and a member of the Sons of Hermann Lodge in Marion. She was preceded in death by her husband Kurt Schwab. Survivors include son, Vernon Schwab and wife Lulu Mae; grandchildren, Genevieve Moore and husband Mark, Janice Mann, Robert Schwab and wife Beth. Dudley Schwab and wife Tina; Great-grandchildren, Reagan Schwab and wife Julie, Ross Schwab, Randy Schwab, Ryan Schwab, Sarah Mann, Kyle Moore, Sabina Schwab, Brent Reininger, Justin Reininger, Tyler Reininger, Hilary Reininger, Great-great-grandson, Ryal Schwab. 
The family will receive friends on Monday Jan. 14, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Goetz Funeral home. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Protestant Church Radio Fund in New Braunfels. 
Goetz Funeral Home

Cole 
Donald W. Cole passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at the Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 58 years. Visitation began at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continues until service time today. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral home. It was Mr. Cole’s wishes to be cremated after the services.
Zoeller Funeral Home

Weidenfeller
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral home for Susie Weidenfeller, who passed a way on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, in Harrison, Arkansas, at the age of 90 years.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

QUEEN
Arthur Raymond Queen of New Braunfels, Tex. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at the Arboretum of New Braunfels, at the age of 90 years.
Mr. Queen was born Dec. 25, 1911, in Elsinore, Mo., to Elias Peter Queen and Ida Mae Batson Queen. 
He married Leah Clara Muench on Oct. 18, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Queen were the owners of Leah’s Bride and Formal and members of Cross Lutheran Church in New Braunfels. 
Mr. Queen was preceded in death by his wife, Leah Clara Queen on May 13, 2001 and by one grandson and nine brothers and sisters. He is survived by daughters, Norma Pittman of Helotes, Tex., and Barbara Maus of New Braunfels; son, James Queen and wife Mary Ann of Spring Branch, Tex.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. Wednesday until 8:30 a.m. on Friday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Cross Lutheran Church, New Braunfels with the Reverend Don Fraker officiating. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. 
Memorials may be made to Cross Lutheran Church.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home New Braunfels

KANZ
Wallie “Omy” Kanz, age 86 years, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. 
Mrs. Kanz was born Sept. 20, 1915, in Sattler, Tex., to Otto Meckel and Olga Krause Meckel. She married Gustave “Gus” Kanz on Apr. 22, 1936, in New Braunfels. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church and of Albert Kypfer Hermann Sons Lodge. 
Wallie Kanz is survived by her son, Alan Kanz and his wife Trish of New Braunfels; three sisters-in-law,Cora Kanz and Viola Meckel, both of Sattler, and Althea Kanz of Marble Falls, Tex.; three grandchildren, Todd Kanz and wife Yvonne and Adam Kanz and wife, Michelle, all of New Braunfels and Cody Kanz of Austin, Tex.; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Zaina Kanz; numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend and caregiver, Carmen Acosta. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gustave Kanz, who passed away June 27, 1989; and one brother, Louis Meckel. 
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Frieden’s United Church of Christ in Geronimo, Tex., with Pastor Kevin Boston, Pastor Grover Needham and Rev. Ralph E. Ludwig officiating. Interment will be at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday and continue until noon on Friday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home New Braunfels 

DOERR
James R. Doerr passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at the McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 82 years. Visitation will begin today, Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until 8:30 a.m. Friday. Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the First Protestant Church, with interment to follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Zoeller Funeral Home

FLORES
Genaro S. Flores of Silver Spring, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002. Mr. Flores was the beloved husband of Estela S. Flores; father of Jerry Flores and Alpha (Jay) Moore; brother of Ramon (Mary) Flores of Grand Prairie, Tex.; and grandfather of Christopher and Jason Flores and Jessica and Charles Moore. Visitation for relatives and friends will be at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd. West, Silver Spring, Md. on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Francis J. Collins Funeral Home Inc. 

CLINGINGSMITH
Thomas Lee Clingingsmith, 39, of Seguin, Tex., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002. Funeral services will be Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Kingsbury Baptist Church. Rev. George Schultz will officiate. Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery. Visitation will be at Goetz Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mr. Clingingsmith was born July 22, 1962, in Seguin to Thomas Eugene and Peggy Lee (Anderson) Clingingsmith. On Mar. 2, 1985, he married Kimberley Grimm at Emanuels Lutheran Church. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #887 in Kingsbury.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Kim Clingingsmith of Seguin; daughter, Kayla Le-An Clingingsmith of Seguin; mother, Peggy Lee Clingingsmith of Seguin; father, Thomas Eugene Clingingsmith and wife Janis of Austin; sister, Tracy Dawn Clingingsmith of Coleman.
He is also survived by Aline and Jack Harbort, Monroe and Paulette Grimm, Mrs. Tillie Schoenfeld, Mrs. Melva Grimm, several nephews;special friends, Ronnie Cuellar, William Byars, Terry White and Allen White, all of Seguin; and many, many other special friends.
Mr. Clingingsmith was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pleas Anderson and paternal grandmother, Mrs. T.M. Clingingsmith.
Arrangements by:
Goetz Funeral Home

DOERR
James R. Doerr passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002 at the McKenna Memorial hospital at the age of 82 years. Mr. Doerr is survived by his wife, Alta Doerr of New Braunfels; sons, Mike Doerr and wife Georgia of New Braunfels and Kevin Doerr and wife Carol of New Braunfels; three grandchildren, Brett Doerr and wife Christy of Schertz, Tex., Lauren Doerr and Josh Doerr both of New Braunfels; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Riess Doerr and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation began on Thursday and continues until 8:30 a.m. today. Services will be today, Friday, at 10 a.m. at the First Protestant Church, with interment to follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the First Protestant Church or the American Heart Association.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

TIMMERMANN
Arnold Joel Timmermann, 42, of New Braunfels, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at his residence.
Arnold Timmermann was born on Oct. 24, 1959, to James and Ellen Timmermann in New Braunfels, Texas. He worked in the agricultural industry as a farmer.
Mr. Timmermann was a loving father, son and brother and will be missed by everyone who knew him. 
Arnold Timmermann was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Timmermann. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Osborne of Seguin; children, Tyler and Sidney Timmermann, both of Seguin; father, James Timmermann of Marion; brothers, Gerald and Ronald Timmermann, both of New Braunfels; and sister, Barbara Flores of New Braunfels.
Arrangements are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home
Zoeller Funeral Home

BEARDEN
Ira Valdene Bearden was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Johnston City, Ill. He was the son of Ira E. Bearden and Eva Leigh Bearden. He passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at his home in New Braunfels, Tex. Ira married Dita Pauline McReaken in St. Louis, Mo., on June 4, 1939, residing in West Frankfort, Johnston City and Villa Grove, Ill. for the next 11 years. The Beardens moved to Houston, Tex., with their daughter Ardith in 1950.
Ira is survived by Dita, his wife of 63 years; daughter Ardith Evadene Drosche and husband Keith of Elgin, Tex.; grandson Royce Gray and Wife Janeda of New Braunfels, Tex.; granddaughter Penny Kay Holcomb and husband Ricky of Cedar Park, Tex.; sister Margaret Leigh Wright of West Frankfort, Ill.; five great-grandchildren, Kevin Gray and Brittney, Garren, Derrick and Brianna Kay Holcomb; numerous sisters- and brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; two step-granddaughters, Robin Drosche Corrigan and Kara Drosche Logan; eight step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, T. Bernell Bearden; two sisters, Roberta Messer and Maxine Williams; and two nieces, Brenda Kay Wright and Marilyn Bearden.
Ira was an inventor and businessman and worked as a real estate broker and property manager for over fifty years. Due to a hand injury, Ira was not inducted into military service, but transported bombs and hazardous materials for the Marion, Ill. Ordnance Plant during WWII.
He is known to his family and close friends as Val and will be remembered as their loving husband, father, brother and friend. Affectionately, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren call him Gaggy.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 at 11 a.m.. with Zoeller Funeral Home of New Braunfels officiating.
Zoeller Funeral Home

BUTTERFIELD
Claudia Louise Butterfield of New Braunfels, age 65 years, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. today until 9 p.m. and continue on Thursday from 8 a.m. until noon at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels, Tex.
Graveside services will be held at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Ft. Sam Houston, Tex. with the Reverend Howard Thrift officiating.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, New Braunfels

COOPER
Elsie Cooper of New Braunfels passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 91 years. Mrs. Cooper was born Aug. 15, 1910, to Bruno Schoenfeld and Elisabeth Morgenstern Schoenfeld in Hartmanndorff, Germany.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and enjoyed crocheting, bowling and dancing.
Mrs. Cooper is survived by daughter, Betty Zipp of Duluth, Ga.; son, Johnnie Cooper and wife Marlene of Seguin, Texas; sisters Helen Kanz, Elisabeth Staats and Lottie Kelm, all of New Braunfels; brother Herman Schoenfeld of New Braunfels; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Charles DeHaven officiating.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, New Braunfels

WOMBLE
Judith Anne Womble, 45, of Edcouch, Tex., passed away Jan. 13, 2002, in a tragic automobile accident in Kingsville, Tex. Funeral services were held on Jan. 17, 2002, at McCaleb Funeral Home in Weslaco, Tex. Interment will be in a family cemetery near Edcouch.
She is survived by her husband, David and their children, Lisa and Steven Parker, Kim, Louis, Jacob, and Taylor, and one granddaughter. Judith’s family in New Braunfels includes her mother, Geneva Fichter, and her brother and sister-in-law, Wayne ‘Stretch’ Rousseau and Virginia. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Judith Womble Fund, account # 40104788 at Elsa State Bank, P.O. Box 397, Elsa, Tex. 78543

ASHLEY
Gladys F. Ashley, born on Feb. 27, 1921, passed away on Jan. 25, 2002, at the age of 80. She was a past member of the Mission Belles and retired from Southwest Research Institute. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, Hattie Mae Middlebrook and Sydney Cecil Sides; daughter, Pamela Ann Lowe; and son, John Randolph Ashley. Survivors include daughter, Sharon Lorance and husband Dennis from New Braunfels, Tex.; sister, Margarette Alexander from Chelmsford, Mass.; brother, Leo Sides from San Angelo, Tex.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mission Burial Park South. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be madae to Hope Hospice, 611 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, Tex. 78130. 
Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 S.E. Military Dr. 
(210) 924-4242

KELLER
Keith W. Keller of New Braunfels went to be with our Lord and Savior Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at the age of 65.
Mr. Keller was born on July 1, 1936, to George Walter Keller and Evelyn (Rachuy) Keller at Bemidji, Minn.
Mr. Keller, formerly of California, had been a resident of New Braunfels for five years. He was an optometrist and had served in the United States Navy.
He is survived by two sons, Kevin Keller and Jeff Keller, both of Palmdale, Calif., two daughters, Lisa Parker and her husband, Mike, of New Braunfels and Evelyn Keller of Palmdale, Calif., five grandchildren, Meagan Parker and Jerrad Parker of New Braunfels and Kiersten Keller, Samantha Keller and Jackie Keller, all of Palmdale, Calif., and two aunts, Lori Halverson of Bemidji, Minn., and Phylis Fradet of Crookston, Minn.
Visitation will begin at the funeral home at 8 a.m. Monday and will continue until service time.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, New Braunfels. Interment with Military Honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

MAULDIN
Butler K. Mauldin Sr. was born on Feb. 27, 1925, and passed from this life to be with our Lord Jan. 25, 2002.
He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Mobile during WWII. Later, he also served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force in Korea and Vietnam.
He is survived by his loving wife, Martha, of 30 years, nine children, Calvin, Kim, John, Henry, Scott, Anita, Wanda, Elizabeth and Bea, 23 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at Puente & Sons Funeral Chapels in New Braunfels, Texas. 
Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial donations may be made to the South Texas Children’s Home, PO Box 1210, Beeville, TX. 

BROWN
Freda K. Brown, 55, of New Braunfels passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Brown was born in Duncan, Okla. on Oct. 4, 1946, to Vernon and Elowise (Bain) Kitsmiller. She married Ricky L. Brown on July 4, 1990, in Lewisville, Texas.
Formerly of Dallas County, she was a Comal County resident for three years and worked as the Title Clerk at Bluebonnet Motors.
Survivors include her husband, Rick Brown of New Braunfels, mother, Elowise Merrill of Oklahoma City, Okla., sister, Tammy Gentry of Oklahoma City, Okla., and brothers, Gerald Kitsmiller of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Jimmy Merrill of Dallas.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels.
Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, the Rev. Rick Bartlett officiating.
Burial will follow in Comal Cemetery, New Braunfels.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

JEFFREY
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Lasca Jeffrey, who passed away at Kirkwood Manor on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at the age of 82.
Zoeller Funeral Home

GRIMES
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral home for Marian E. Grimes of New Braunfels. She died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at University Hospital in San Antonio at the age of 86.
Zoeller Funeral Home

DePASQUAL
Services are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Elvira DePasqual, 94, of New Braunfels. Mrs. DePasqual passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at the Eden Home in New Braunfels.
Zoeller Funeral Home


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