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LAMBDIN
Ret. Air Force Master Sgt. Gerald C. Lambdin slipped away into the arms of our Lord at home surrounded by his family and beloved friends on Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at the age of 75 years.
At the time of his passing, he was the Worthy patron of the New Braunfels Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 771, the President of the Guadalupe Valley Shrine Club and a member of Alzafar Shrine Center Hospital Corps. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a loyal friend to those who knew and loved him.
Gerald served his country for 22 years in the Air Force with distinguished service in Korea and Vietnam. He received the Airman’s Medal for heroism while serving in Vietnam. After his retirement from the military he worked for the Navy in civil service at the Andrews AFB in Maryland. He was also an FAA designated aircraft inspector. He loved hunting, fishing and gardening. Mr. Lambdin also volunteered many hours at the Senior Center.
He is survived by his wife, Simone J. Lambdin of New Braunfels; daughter and son-in-law Marlene and Amador Cantu of New Braunfels; son Gerald C. Lambdin Jr. and grandchildren Stacy and Clint Lambdin of Austin, Texas; sister and brother-in-law Betty and Rev. Henri Lenoir of Knoxville, Tenn. and sister Muriel Taylor of Swansboro, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Florens Brill and one brother, Orville Lambdin. Mr. Lambdin was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will begin at 5 Wednesday at the Zoeller Funeral home, with the family present from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. to greet friends. Services will be Thursday at noon at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with interment to follow at 1:45 p.m. at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, with full military honors. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to Vitas Hospice Care, 5430 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78229.
Zoeller Funeral Home

WOOD
Jim Ted Wood, age 84 years, 4 months, died peacefully of pneumonia at McKenna Hospital in New Braunfels on Sept. 2, 2002. He was born April 27, 1919, in Alto, Texas, to Jake and Ida Usher Wood. They preceded him in death, as did his three brothers, Finis, Charlie Frank and George Ruby. 
Jim Ted married Kathryn Hart Dec. 9, 1939, in Alto. They had 62 years and eight months of a Christian marriage. To them was born a daughter, Karen Wood Beal Hobbs of Austin, Texas. 
He is survived by his wife, daughter, son-in-law, Ben Hobbs, and a grandson, Jeff Beal, and by Kathryn’s aunt and uncle Frances and Red Brawley of New Braunfels. A niece and three nephews, children of his brother ,George Ruby Wood, also survive him. 
Jim Ted had a varied education and career. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University, the University of Houston and the University of Nebraska. He graduated with honors from Pierce School of Morticians in Houston. He voluntarily served four years in the United States Air Force during World War II. He worked 30 years for Exxon Refinery in Baytown. He entered college at age 57 and graduated with honors to qualify as a funeral director. He worked in that capacity 15 years for Zoeller’s in New Braunfels. He was active in the First United Methodist Church, served as chaplain for the Elks lodge and was a member of the local Masonic Lodge. 
The family is trying hard not to cry over what they have lost but be grateful to God for what they have had. 
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Wednesday and continue until service time on Thursday. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Zoeller Funeral Home. 
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the Alto City Cemetery in Alto, Texas.
Zoeller Funeral Home

TURNER
Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Marshall Estel Turner Sr. of New Braunfels, who passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at the age of 88 years. 
Marshall was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. After retirement from Mustang Oil Co. in Sinton, Texas, he and his wife Hazel enjoyed several happy years traveling throughout the country in their RV. His favorite times were those spent with his family when they gathered at his home in Canyon Lake Hills.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Lina Turner of New Braunfels; daughter Patricia Elaine Lanik and her husband Robert Henry Lanik Sr. of Ruidoso, N.M.; son Michael Wayne Turner of Kerrville, Texas; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Turner was preceded in death by one son, Marshall Estel Turner Jr., in 1967, and by two brothers, Finis Don Turner and Oren Claude Turner.
Visitation began Tuesday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continues until service time Wednesday. Services will be Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at the Zoeller Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in the Cranes Mill Cemetery. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the Canyon Lake United Methodist Church or Eden Heights.
Zoeller Funeral Home

CAMARENO
Valentina T. Camareno, 79 of New Braunfels, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the Arboretum of New Braunfels. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Zoeller Fuenral Home with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. A procession will depart the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday for a 10 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.
Valentina Camareno was born on Feb. 14, 1923, to Augustine and Mercedes Torres in New Braunfels, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Camareno Sr.; parents Augustine and Mercedes Torres and brother, Lino Torres.
Valentina Camareno is survived by her sons, Antonio Camareno Jr. and his wife Beatrice of New Braunfels, Simon Camareno and his wife, Suzy, of Marion, Adrian Camareno and his wife, Jennifer, of New Braunfels and Fabian Camareno of New Braunfels; daughters, Nella Castilleja, and her husband, Paul, of New Braunfels, Helen Martinez and her husband, Manuel, of New Braunfels, Anita Camareno of Florida, Connie Torres and her husband, Lel, of Dallas, Susan Swisher and her husband, Wes, of Cleborn, Maria Vasquez and her husband, Edward, of Arlington and Angelyn Mendoza and her husband, Hector, of New Braunfels; brothers Seferino Torres and Felix Torres, both of New Braunfels; sisters Florenzia Saenz and Virginia Suarez, both of New Braunfels; 33 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Hope hospice or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.
Zoeller Funeral Home

RUDD
Billie Rudd was born July 22, 1920. Her body passed away Sept. 8, 2002. Billie is living in heaven for all eternity. 
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bill Rudd; her children , Carol Thompson, Tom and Jane Hope and Melissa Rudd; her sister-in-law, Nola Grimes; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren and countless friends. 
Bill and Billie lived in Houston for many years. She taught at Broadway Baptist School and Second Baptist School. She taught Sunday school throughout her life. Her love for scripture and her desire to teach made her a Bible scholar. After retiring to Canyon Lake/New Braunfels, Billie became the first librarian at Oakwood Baptist Church. The library is a tribute to her love for people and books.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels. 
The family greatly appreciates the care provided by Oaktree Assisted Living and Hope Hospice. Memorials may be made to the Oakwood Baptist Church Library. Arrangements are under the direction of Zoeller Fuenral home.
Zoeller Funeral Home

BOWDEN
Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Mildred L. Bowden, 83, who passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
Visitation began at 4 p.m. Monday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continues until services, which will be Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at 8:30 a.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Fort Sam Houston national Cemetery at 10 a.m.
Zoeller Funeral Home

CASTRO
Estella Castro passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels, Texas, at 81 years.
A rosary was recited on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home. A procession will depart the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday for a 11:30 mass at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

GARVENS
Howard Louis Garvens died at home in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 95. Born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, to Otto Louis and Martha (Habermann) Garvens, Howard graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. After several years of industry experience, he founded Electro-Coatings Inc., a metal finishing company, in Milwaukee, Wisc. The company grew to include plants throughout the Midwest, California and Texas, including Engine Components Inc., San Antonio. Howard married Ruth Eleanor Nashland of Kenton, Mich., on February 25, 1933, and after raising their family in the Chicago area, Ruth and Howard moved to Lafayette, Calif., in 1962. Ruth died in Moraga, Calif., in 1981. Howard subsequently moved to San Antonio, where he lived for more than 10 years. Garvens is survived by his son,Gary, and daughter-in-law, Terry, of New Braunfels, Texas; son, Kent Garvens, and daughter-in-law, Judy of Lafayette, Calif.; and daughter, Gail Garvens of Corvallis, Ore. He leaves seven grandchildren, Tyler Garvens Parkinson, New Orleans, Derek Garvens, San Francisco, Chadd Garvens, Burlington, Vt., Kathryn Garvens deBruynKops, Santa Barbara, Calif., Jeffrey Garvens, San Antonio, and Whitney Garvens and Tracey Garvens, both of New Braunfels; and five great-grandchildren: Annie, Will and Joe deBruynKops of Santa Barbara, and Lillian and Otto Garvens of San Antonio. The family is most grateful to Mrs. Nellie Williams and Howard’s other caregivers, who made life so comfortable for him to the end. He remained mentally alert and enjoyed conversation to his last day. Private family service and internment at Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette, Calif. Memorial contributions to Hope Hospice, 611 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, Texas, 78130. Arrangements with: 
Porter Loring Mortuary North

RUDD
Billie Rudd was born July 22, 1920. Her body died Sept. 8, 2002. Billie is living in heaven for all eternity. 
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bill Rudd; her children, Carol Thompson, Tom and Jane Hope and John and Melissa Rudd; her sister-in-law, Nola Grimes; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and countless friends. 
Bill and Billie lived in Houston for many years. She taught at Broadway Baptist School and Second Baptist School. She taught Sunday school throughout her life. Her love for scripture and her desire to teach made her a Bible scholar. After retiring to Canyon Lake/New Braunfels, Billie became the first librarian at Oakwood Baptist Church. The library is a tribute to her love for people and books.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels. 
The family greatly appreciates the care provided by Oaktree Assisted Living and Hope Hospice. Memorials may be made to the Oakwood Baptist Church Library. Arrangements are under the direction of Zoeller Fuenral home.
Zoeller Funeral Home

MIELKE
Emily Mae Mielke was born on May 10, 1915, in Iowa. 
Her father, Dr. EltonWells, was a Methodist minister. Emily Mae graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1940. 
A kind, religious person, she is survived by her husband, a retired farmer, La Verne Mialke, two children, Barbara and Ernest and variuos relatives. 
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in New Braunfels, Texas.

TROTT
Paul W. Trott, born Aug. 12, 1920, in Columbus, Ohio, passed away Sept. 10, 2002, in New Braunfels, Texas. He was the son of Floyd and Edna Trott.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Helen Wonsick, and her husband, Jim.
He is survived by his brother, Edward Trott; wife, Jeannine Jenson Trott; son, Gary Trott, and his wife, Joanne; daughter, Susan M. Trott; son, Kelvin J. Trott, and his wife, Deborah; daughter, Nancy Towle, and her husband, Karl, and grandchildren Alexandra Trott, James Towle and Krystal Towle.
Mr. Trott retired from the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minn., where he worked for 30 years. He also retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. 
A memorial Service will be held Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels. Services are under the direction of:
Colonial Chapel Hill Funeral Home

MELLENE
Jincy Kaye Mellene, 39, of Austin, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Harrell Funeral Home in Austin. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Harrell Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio. Arrangements are with:
Harrell Funeral Home
Austin, Texas 

MELLENE
Jincy Kaye Mellene, age 39, a resident of Kyle, Texas, for the last six years and formerly of Buda, Texas, passed away on Sept. 11, 2002.
Jincy was preceded in death by her infant son, Robbie Cantu; her father, John L. Roberts and grandparents, Scott and Inez Mellene and Robert N. and Lessie Roberts.
She is survived by sons, Nathan Scott Godfrey and Nicholas Ray Godfrey, both of Kyle; their father and her loving and caring partner, John E. Godfrey, also of Kyle; mother, Gladys J. Roberts of Bulverde; sisters, Vickie D. Hawes, Lisa G. Short, of New Braunfels, Jennifer L. Martinez and husband, David E. Martinez, of Bulverde; stepbrother, John A. Roberts and wife, Suzy, of Bulverde; stepsister, Jamie L. Johnson, and husband, Terry, of San Antonio, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Jincy was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Aug. 5, 1963. She was raised in Bulverde, and attended grade school in Comal County and graduated from Smithson Valley High School. Following high school, she attended court reporting school in Austin. She worked for the Comal County Sheriff’s Department in Communications, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Drivers License Division, the Austin Police Department, 911 Dispatch Communications and at the University of Texas in the Admissions office for nine years as an administrative associate.
Jincy volunteered as “Skippy” at Brackenridge Childrens’ Hospital and also at the Childrens’ Shelter. She was an avid Longhorn fan, loved the color purple and smiley faces and her infamous messages that always ended with “Purple Smiles to Ya”. She always had a smile on her face, hence the nickname “Smiley.” The office would love it when she brought in “fat free doughnuts,” but her coworkers were not as enthusiastic when she played her beloved Barry Manilow music. Her enthusiasm and positive outlook will always be remembered.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Harrell Funeral Home in Austin, with Chaplain Chesney Roe of Hospice Austin officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio.
Honoring Jincy as pallbearers will be James Disler, Mike Godfrey, Bill Schroeder, James “Peanut” Simmank, Daniel Rodriguez and Jaime Olivares.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Nathan and Nicholas Godfrey Fund, c/o UFCU, P.O. Box 9350, Austin, TX 78766-9350 Arrangements by:
Harrell Funeral Home, Austin (512) 443-1366

BUSSELL
Martin Bussell, of Schertz, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at his residence at the age of 80.
Mr. Bussell was a decorated World War II Veteran; he was awarded 2 bronze Stars, participated in the Bataan Death March and was a prisoner of war for 3 years. 
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Bussell, of Schertz; sons, Jay Falck of Austin and Jeff Falck of New Braunfels; daughter, Martie Preiss, and her husband, Troy, of New Braunfels and 8 grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Zoeller Funeral Home and continues until the procession departs the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, for a 2:30 p.m. graveside at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may make them to the American Cancer Society.
Zoeller Funeral Home

SMITH
Nancy Lee Smith (nee Mitchell) died in Victoria, Texas, on Sept. 11, 2002.
She was 65 years old. She is survived by her husband, John Dollins Smith, of Victoria, Texas; son, Kirk Mitchell Smith, of New Braunfels; daughter, Stacy Lee Gabrysch, of Victoria, Texas; brother, James B. Mitchell, of Utopia, Texas; mother, Nan J. Mitchell, of Victoria, Texas; two grandsons, Kirk Mitchell Smith Jr. of San Diego, Calif., and David Lee Smith of Jacksonville, Fla., and one grandaughter, Jessica Ann Smith of New Braunfels. 
Mrs. Smith was born Dec. 1, 1936, in El Paso, Texas, to Robert Lee and Nan Jones Mitchell. She grew up in San Marcos, Texas. She graduated from San Marcos High School and went on to attend Southwest Texas State University and obtained her teaching degree. Mrs. Smith taught high school choir and junior high English for many years and will be greatly missed by family and friends alike.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Pennington Memorial Chapel in San Marcos, Texas, with the Rev. Harold Dailey officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the National Parkinsons’s Foundation. Arrangements by:
Pennington Funeral Home

ANHORN
Suzanne Marlene Anhorn, former resident of Owatonna, was born Jan. 20, 1953, in Owatonna, Minn. She passed away Sept. 12, 2002, in New Braunfels after a short illness.
She was the daughter of Loraine and Marvin Litke. Sue graduated from Owatonna High School in 1971. She married Daniel Anhorn on Nov. 10, 1973. 
She is survived by her husband, Dan; daughter, DeeAnna; son, Matthew; mother, Loraine Litke; sisters, Sharon Edwards, Carol (Ken) Bush, Janice (Steve) Deets, Teresa Schmidt, Brenda (Terry) Vaupel, Beverly (Rick) Radtke; one brother, Marvin (Crystal) Litke and 21 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Litke, Sr.
Sue loved to spend time in her flower gardens and to sing whenever she got the chance. She was employed by Culligan Water Conditioning in Austin, Texas.
A tribute to Sue’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2002, at her home at 118 Ohio Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas, 78130. Her ashes will be sprinkled over the Gulf of Mexico at a later date.
Cards may be sent to their home at the address above.

TIMMERMANN
Funeral services are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels for Grace M. Timmermann, who died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Eden Home in New Braunfels at the age of 80.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

WHITAKER
Andrew Wesley Whitaker of New Braunfels, and formerly of Canyon Lake, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Mckenna Memorial Hospital, at the age of 87.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

BLAKE
Lillian Blake of Austin passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in Austin at the age of 89. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at St. John Episcopal Church in New Braunfels.
Zoeller Funeral Home 

KRAUSE
Services are pending for Kermit “Blackie” Krause of New Braunfels, who died Friday, Sept. 13 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. He was 74 years old.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.
The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.
Funeral services are pending at First Protestant Church of New Braunfels.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

BLUMBERG
Theresa Friesenhahn Schwartz Blumberg, 95, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in New Braunfels. 
Mrs. Blumberg was born on Aug. 4, 1907, in Selma, Texas, to William Friesenhahn and Anna Marbach Friesenhahn. 
She worked for several years at the Mission Valley Textile Mill in New Braunfels. She was also a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers Society of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. 
Theresa was preceded in death by her first husband, Alphonse Schwartz, in 1957 and by her second husband, Joseph Blumberg, in 1989. Survivors include stepdaughter, Jo Nell Beisser of New Braunfels, and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 
A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the funeral mass to follow at 10 a.m., monsignor Edward Bily celebrant. Entombment will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Mausoleum. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Building fund.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

SAENZ
Altagracia “Guera” Saenz passed from this life Friday, Sept. 13, 2002. She was 78. 
Born Nov. 29, 1923, she lived a long and fruitful life.
She is survived by her daughters, Sylvia Rodriguez and her husband, Alberto, Belia Saenz and Olivia Castilleja and her husband, Joe; sister, Antonia Medina; brothers, Olegario Rios, Isidro Rios and Daniel Rios; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Two grandchildren, Maria Dolores Vallejo and Nancy Saenz Sanchez, were raised as Altagracia Saenz’s own daughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mauel and Maria Dolores Rios; husband, Juan Saenz; sisters, Elvira Smith and Francisa Mendoza; brothers, Manuel Rios and Gerado Rios; sons, Jesse Saenz and Manuel Saenz, daughter, Teresa Saenz, and great-grandson, Angel Vallejo.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday.
A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday.
Holy Mass will be conducted Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, time pending.
Puente and Sons Funeral Chapels

BLAKE
Mrs. Lillian Hammet Blake passed away on September 11, 2002. 
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2002, 
at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in New Braunfels, Texas, with Father Chuck Thebeau officiating.
She was born Feb. 28, 1913, in Ruston, La., to Jessie Lewis and Henry J. Hammet. Mrs. Blake earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1933 and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She taught at Ruston Central High School for three years before moving to San Antonio. In March 1939 she married Dr. Lucas D. Lowery. They had two sons, Lucas D. Jr. and Charles Lee. 
Her brother, Harry J. Hammet, Dr. Lowery and her son Dr. Lee Lowery preceded her in death.
Mrs. Blake taught second grade in San Antonio for 40 years, primarily at Maverick Elementary School. She was instrumental in helping hundreds of boys and girls get a firm start in life. When she retired, the board of education honored her with a proclamation for dedicated service.
She married Mason Knox Blake Jr. in 1972. They were active in ballroom dance clubs in San Antonio and New Braunfels. They moved to New Braunfels permanently in 1983 and were active in St. John’s Episcopal Church for many years. Mason and Lillian were a loving couple for more than 29 years until his passing in August of this past year.
Lil Blake was a precious lady much loved and admired by her family and many friends. She is survived by her sister, Alice Brusenhan, of San Antonio, her son, Lucas D. Lowery Jr., of Austin, and her grandchildren, Laura Woods of San Antonio, Christopher Lowery of Dallas and Patrick Lowery of Austin.
Zoeller Funeral Home

WHITAKER
Andrew Wesley Whitaker of New Braunfels and formerly of Canyon Lake passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at McKenna Memorial Hospital, at age 87. 
Mr. Whitaker was born to John and Mary Whitaker on June 10, 1915, in Fort Smith, Ark. Mr. Whitaker retired from Exxon where he worked for many years as a mechnical engineer. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canyon Lake. 
Mr. Whitaker is survived by daughter, Mary Anne Butler, and husband, Gary, of New Braunfels; grandsons, Christopher and Michael Butler of San Antonio, great-grandaughters, Ayden Butler and Emily Butler of San Antonio; and sister, Mary Kay Bell of Frankenmuth, Mich. 
Mr. Whitaker was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Whitaker, in 1999.
There will no public visitation at the funeral home. No services are scheduled.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

TIMMERMANN
Grace Marie Timmermann, 80, of New Braunfels died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at
Eden    
Home.
She was born on Oct. 20, 1921, in Comal County, Texas, to Arthur and Mary (Gesche) Dietz. She married Clifton “Timmie” F. Timmermann Dec. 27, 1941, at First Protestant Church. Mrs. Timmermann was a homemaker and lifetime resident of New Braunfels.
She was a member of First Protestant Church, member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7110, Auxiliary, life member of the Freiheit Bowling Club and charter member of Mission Valley Home Demonstration Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clifton “Timmie” Timmermann on April 19, 1999 and son-in-law Wilford “Bill” Koepp.
Survivors include her daughters, Gladys Koepp and Cheryl Fonda and husband, Gene; son, Kenneth C. Timmermann; brother, James Dietz, all of New Braunfels; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday and continue until 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at First Protestant Church with the Rev. Richard Carse officiating.
Interment will follow at Comal Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

BUSSELL
Martin Bussell passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at his residence in Schertz, Texas, at age 80.
Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until 1:45 p.m. Monday.
Graveside services will be conducted with full military honors at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home

BICKHAM
Funeral arrangements have been made at Zoeller Funeral Home for Minnie Bickham, age 72, of New Braunfels, Texas, who passed away on Sept. 12, 2002. A wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Elks Lodge, New Braunfels, Texas.
Zoeller Funeral Home 


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