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Landon Bethune
Landon Bethune, 69, of Robert Lee and formerly of San Angelo died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at his residence.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Bronte Cemetery. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
He was born May 10, 1929, in Winters. He was retired from Merchants Motor Freight.
Survivors include three sons, Wesley Barbee, James Bethune and Oscar Bethune; three daughters, Barbara Barbee, Lynn Roberts and Debbie Stewart; two brothers, Joe Bethune and Marvin Bethune; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Ferdie Leatherwood
UVALDE - Ferdie Louise Leatherwood, 83, of Leakey died Sunday, April 4, 1999, in a Uvalde hospital.
There will be no services. Arrangements were by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
She was born March 8, 1916, in Austin.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Frances Harkins of Sanderson; a nephew, Monty Harkins of Sanderson, a niece, Sidney Dickson of Mason; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

B.F. Deere
BROWNWOOD - B.F. Deere, 86, died Monday, April 5, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fourth & Stewart Street Church of Christ with burial in Greenleaf Cemetery. Arrangements are by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
He was born June 29, 1912, in Fluvanna and had been a resident of Brownwood since 1953. He was retired from the Exxon wholesale warehouse where he was a tankwagon salesman and a member of the Fourth & Stewart Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Becky Hayes of Lake Brownwood; two sons, Bruce Deere of Robert Lee and Doug Deere of Bedford; a brother, Toncy Deere of Kilgore; a sister, Esther McBride of Brownwood; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lena Lehman
WINTERS - Lena Mae Lehman, 80, of Winters died Monday, April 5, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Winters Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Lakeview Cemetery.
She was born May 2, 1918, in Winters and was a lifetime resident. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one son, Robert Parks Lehman of Winters.

Elberta Sutton
BRADY - Elberta "Bertie" Ferris Sutton, 97, of Melvin died Monday, April 5, 1999, in San Angelo.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with burial in Melvin Cemetery. Arrangements are by Heart of Texas Funeral Home.
She was born March 15, 1902, in Gonzales and had been a resident of Melvin since 1919. She worked for the Melvin Independent School District in food service and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Verna Cook of Temple, Ovella Ferris of Melvin, Faye Chalk of Modesto, Calif., and Nelda Davis of Chandler; two sons, Billy Joe Ferris of Melvin and Roy Lynn Ferris of Weatherford; 25 grandchildren; 54 greatgrandchildren; and 21 great-greatgrandchildren.

JANE DODSON
Jane Dodson, 91, of San Angelo passed away Saturday, April 3, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel officiated by the Rev. Ben Todd, pastor of College Hills Christian Church. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Jane was born April 27, 1907, in Bonham. She married Raymond Dodson Oct. 25, 1926, in Sherman. She moved to San Angelo with her family in 1956. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Jane Brooks and her husband, Fred, of Houston; one son, Al Dodson and wife, Nickie, of San Angelo; three grandchildren, Brody Dodson and wife, Michelle, Crysti Dodson and Mysti Dodson; one great-granddaughter, Meagan Dodson; one niece, Martha Ann Melton and husband, Homer; and several nephews.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and three sisters.
Jane loved spending time with her family and enjoyed working in her yard prior to her move to Rio Concho East in 1989. She was a faithful Christian and a founding member of College Hills Christian Church where she is remembered for her knitted donations to fundraising bazaars.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She led a full life and died peacefully in her sleep. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to the staff of Grand Court.
Memorials may be made to College Hills Christian Church or West Texas Rehabilitation Center.
Pallbearers will be Gus Alexander, Jim Rasor, Tom Koederitz, Alan Borger, Gary Lindahl and Brody Dodson.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders of College Hills Christian Church.

RACHEL O. SOSA
MADRAS, Ore. - Rachel O. Sosa, 43, of Madras died Thursday, April 1, 1999, after a lengthy illness.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with burial in Mount Jefferson Memorial Park.
Rachel was born April 2, 1955, in San Angelo to John and Delores Ornelas. Rachel moved to Madras in 1978. She will be remembered as a joyful individual.
Survivors include her former husband and father of her children, Samuel Sosa; sons, Philip Sosa and Steven Sosa, and daughter, Belinda Sosa, all of Gresham, Ore.; sisters, Frances Brunoe, Susan Dominguez and Sandra Castro, all of Madras, and Carmen Torres of Texas; brother, Johnny Ornelas of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

PATRICK EUGENE FLANIGAN SR.
Patrick Eugene Flanigan Sr., 75, died Monday, March 29, 1999, at his home in Lewisville.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 8, at Dalton & Sons Funeral Home in Lewisville with interment that afternoon in Oatmeal. His son, Lewis Flanigan will officiate.
Pat was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Arkansas City, Kan., to William Richard and Celesta Pearl Davis Flanigan.
He graduated from Pampa High School receiving a basketball scholarship. Instead of college, he served in the 41st Field Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division, seeing action in Africa, Sicily and Italy. He received the Purple Heart and other commendations for his service to his country during World War II.
Pat married Adeline Barrett Dec. 26, 1945, in San Angelo, and they had five sons. During the 1950's, he worked at GTE. He was very active with the Salvation Army and community services.
Pat was a "hero" to many Lake View High School children during the 1953 tornado, rescuing and restoring them with their families, says Dawn Ann Teague White, a survivor of the tornado.
Pat was a member of the Southwest Football Officials Association out of the San Angelo chapter. He officiated all over West Texas with other great hearts, such as Edd B. Keyes, Dub Izzard and Tom Gregg.
One of Dub's favorite stories was, he, Edd B. Keyes and Tom Gregg were on their way to Ozona in Pat's car. They had a flat. The three big men, Pat, Edd and Tom hoisted the car without a jack and Dub slipped on the spare. A second flat occurred a few miles down the road. Thinking they would never make it to the game, a stranger in a pickup stopped and drove them on to the game. After the game, the stranger loaned the four honorable men his pickup. They retrieved Pat's car and returned to San Angelo and the owner came later for his pickup truck.
Dub chuckled as he remembered that Pat had a big sign in his yard which read "Father Flanigan's Boys Home." He was so proud of his five sons.
One of Pat's favorite jobs was as the community center director for the Salvation Army in Dallas and Pleasant Grove.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Forrest Flanigan; a grandson, Anthony Flanigan; his wife, Adeline; and his second wife, Marge Thorpe.
Survivors are a brother, Lewis and Maxine of Pacific Grove, Calif.; five sons, Patrick E. II and Kim of Tigard, Ore., Michael Richard David and Janice of Brooklyn, N.Y., Arvy James "Ike" and Wyndi of Mineola, Lewis Samuel and Pam of Cresco, Iowa, and Frederick Everett and Marian of Arkansas City; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Ann's Haven Hospice in Denton.

EMILLE OLSAK ZAK
Emille Olsak Zak, 93, of San Angelo died Monday, April 5, 1999, in a local hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena with Father Maurice Voity officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Mrs. Zak was born April 15, 1905, in Kristoff community to Ignatz and Francis Olsak. She married John J. Zak in 1925. She was a homemaker and a member of Cathedral Church of the Sacred Heart.
She is survived by two daughters, Grace Smith and Susanne Acree, both of San Angelo; two sons, John Daniel Zak of San Angelo and Ray Zak of Hurst; 13 grandchildren; numerous greatgrandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

WILLARD D. WELCH
Willard D. Welch died Easter Sunday, April 4, 1999, at the skilled nursing facility at St. John's Hospital.
Born Jan. 2, 1922, to Clarence E. and Alma Welch of Mitchell County, he graduated from Colorado City High School with honors in 1939. He married Maizie West of Commerce on Sept. 22, 1942.
Willard entered the Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet training program on March 22, 1943, in Dallas. He was sent to California for training and received his wings and commission at Douglas, Ariz., in February 1944. He then served as an advanced pilot school instructor and a B-17 pilot. He remained in the service after World War II spending most of his time in the Air Rescue Service. He retired from the USAF on Sept. 30, 1969, at the Pentagon where he was director of plans and programs for the Air Force Reserve. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his service there.
Following retirement from the Air Force, Willard worked as a stock broker in Winter Park, Fla., and retired from Dean Witter as an associate vice president in 1987. He and his wife, Maizie, then moved back to West Texas (San Angelo) in 1989. He was an active member and an elder in the First Christian Church. He was president of the Henson Class and chairman of the stewardship committee during his membership there.
He is survived by his sons, Willard Douglas Welch Jr. of San Antonio, Stephen Mark Welch and his wife, Kathy, of Dallas and David Eugene Welch and his wife, Ashley, of San Angelo. He is also survived by his grandchildren Heather, Mary Kathryn and Austin Welch.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with the Rev. Ben Hubert officiating. A private graveside service will follow. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of San Angelo.

OPHELIA HURDT TESTER
BOWIE - Ophelia Hurdt Tester, 89, of Grapevine died Sunday, April 4, 1999, in Grapevine.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ronnie Lawson, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Tester was born Aug. 28, 1909, in Bowie and had been a resident of San Angelo for 60 years, before moving to Grapevine two years ago. Mrs. Tester graduated from Bowie High School in 1928, and received a bachelor's degree in science in 1934, from North Texas State University in Denton. She taught school for nine years, the last three years in San Angelo. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Bowie and had been an active member of the First Baptist Church in San Angelo since 1936, where she was a member of the Lydia Sunday School class. She was a member of the Concho Valley Medical Society Auxiliary, the American Association of University Women, the PTA, Garden Club, and a den mother for the Cub Scouts in San Angelo. She married Dr. Lewis K. Tester June 1, 1939, in San Angelo. Dr. Tester passed away on June 5, 1989.
She was preceded in death by her parents, A.O. and Minnie Hurdt, a sister, Velma Inez Robertson in 1973, and a brother, Wilber Truman Hurdt in 1915.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald Lewis Tester of Fort Worth and Larry Dale Tester of Lubbock; three grandchildren, Brain Lewis Tester of Fort Worth, Rebecca Chyrell Tester of Houston and Jennifer Dale Tester of Lubbock; a sister, Artie Ozella Strickland of San Antonio; a niece, Artie Sue Wells of Dallas; a nephew, R.S. Robertson of Jefferson; and a cousin, Doris Lawdermilk of Bowie.

MARY T. PINKERT SEHON
LUBBOCK - Rosary for Mrs. Mary T. Pinkert Sehon, 79, of Wolfforth will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Abbey Chapel of Resthaven Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Christ the King Cathedral. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Mrs. Sehon died Monday, April 5, 1999, at her residence.
She was born in Westphalia. She had been a resident of Lubbock County since 1944, moving from Falls County. She married Frank J. Sehon Oct. 8, 1935, in Westphalia. He preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1994. She was a member of the Catholic Women's organization and a former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Slaton. She was a present member of Christ the King Cathedral.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Brittain of San Angelo, Barbara Richey of Wolfforth and Ruth Ledbetter of Petersburg; two sons, Frank Sehon and Roy Sehon, both of Wolfforth; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Wolfforth Meals on Wheels.

Santiago Ibarra Sr.
Santiago Mendoza Ibarra Sr., 68, of Mertzon died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in a local hospital. Services are pending at Johnson's Funeral Home.

Edward McNamara
Edward P. McNamara, 87, of San Angelo died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at his residence. Services are pending at Johnson's Funeral Home.

B.F. Deere
BROWNWOOD - B.F. Deere, 86, died Monday, April 5, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Fourth and Stewart Street Church of Christ with burial in Greenleaf Cemetery. Arrangements are by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
He was born June 29, 1912, in Fluvanna and had lived in Brownwood since 1953. He was retired from the Exxon wholesale warehouse, where he was a tank wagon salesman. He was a member of the Fourth and Stewart Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Becky Hayes of Lake Brownwood; two sons, Bruce Deere of Robert Lee and Doug Deere of Bedford; a brother, Toney Deere of Kilgore; a sister, Esther McBride of Brownwood; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Oleta Reynolds
STANTON - Oleta Reynolds, 84, of Stanton died Monday, April 5, 1999, in a Midland hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are by Gilbreath Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 24, 1914, in Salem and had lived in Stanton for more than 60 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Royce D. Reynolds of Stanton; two sisters, Anna Lee Ledbetter of Buchanan Dam and Loreta Posey of Graham; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

R.C. Stewart
STANTON - R.C. Stewart, 88, died Monday, April 5, 1999, in Stanton.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring. Arrangements are by Gilbreath Funeral Home.
He was born May 15, 1910, in Texas and had lived in Martin County since 1940. He was a farmer and a member of Tarzan Baptist Church.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Mary Holloway of Stanton; three grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; and one greatgreat-grandchild.

R. Pershing Morton
BIG SPRING - R. Pershing Morton, 80, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born June 6, 1918, in Howard County and was a lifetime resident. He worked as the manager of Kimble Food Store for 23 years before retiring in 1980. He was a member of East Fourth Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen "Kaki" Morton of Big Spring; two sons, Jeff Morton of Big Spring and David Morton of Denton; two brothers, Harold Morton of Tucumcari, N.M., and Arlye Morton of Searchlight, Nev.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Billie Chavera
BIG SPRING - Billie Jo Chavera, infant daughter of Ramona Olivarez and Billy Chavera, died Monday, April 5, 1999, in a Lubbock hospital.
Rosary will be at 6 p.m. today in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born Feb. 24, 1999, in Odessa.
Survivors include her parents and a sister, Marie Chavera, all of Big Spring; her maternal grandparents, Pedro and Mary Rodriguez of Big Spring; her paternal grandparents, Marcos and Carmen Chavera of Coahoma; and her great-grandmother, Susana Moreno of Big Spring.

Jose Ontiveros
BIG SPRING - Jose Ontiveros, 68, died Monday, April 5, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Service will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Big Spring and was a lifetime resident. He was a farm laborer and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Albrora Munoz Ontiveros of Big Spring; two brothers, Guadalupe Ontiveros and Jose P. Ontiveros, both of Big Spring; and two grandchildren.

Santos Soto Sr.
BRADY - Santos L. Soto Sr., 73, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Leatherwood Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 2, 1926, in Karnes City and had lived in Brady since 1969. He was a rancher and a member of Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Santos Soto Jr. of Rogers, Pete Soto of Midlothian and Joe Soto of Brady; a daughter, Sandy Capps of Brady; a brother, Jesus Soto of Idalou; a sister, Mary Garza of Brady; and 10 grandchildren.

Mary Bell
BIG SPRING - Mary Bell, 81, of Elysian Fields and formerly of Big Spring, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in Longview. Services are pending at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Cleo Taylor
GOLDTHWAITE - Cleo Taylor of Goldthwaite died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in a Brownwood hospital. Services are pending at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.

EMILLE OLSAK ZAK
Emille Olsak Zak, 93, of San Angelo died Monday, April 5, 1999, in a local hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena with Father Maurice Voity officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Mrs. Zak was born April 15, 1905, in Kristoff community to Ignatz and Francis Olsak. She married John J. Zak in 1925. She was a homemaker and a member of Cathedral Church of the Sacred Heart.
She is survived by two daughters, Grace Smith and Susanne Acree, both of San Angelo; two sons, John Daniel Zak of San Angelo and Ray Zak and wife, Hazel, of Hurst; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

WILLARD D. WELCH
Willard D. Welch died Easter Sunday, April 4, 1999, at the skilled nursing facility at St. John's Hospital campus.
Born Jan. 2, 1922, to Clarence E. and Alma Welch of Mitchell County, he graduated from Colorado City High School with honors in 1939. He married Maizie West of Commerce on Sept. 22, 1942.
Willard entered the Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet training program on March 22, 1943, in Dallas. He was sent to California for training and received his wings and commission at Douglas, Ariz., in February 1944. He then served as an advanced pilot school instructor and a B-17 pilot. He remained in the service after World War II, spending most of his time in the Air Rescue Service. He retired from the USAF on Sept. 30, 1969, at the Pentagon, where he was director of plans and programs for the Air Force Reserve. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his service there.
Following retirement from the Air Force, Willard worked as a stock broker in Winter Park, Fla., and retired from Dean Witter as an associate vice president in 1987. He and his wife, Maizie, then moved back to West Texas (San Angelo) in 1989. He was an active member and an elder in the First Christian Church. He was president of the Henson Class and chairman of the stewardship committee during his membership there.
He is survived by his sons, Willard Douglas Welch Jr. of San Antonio, Stephen Mark Welch and his wife, Kathy, of Dallas and David Eugene Welch and his wife, Ashley, of San Angelo. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Heather, Mary Kathryn and Austin Welch.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) following a private graveside service, with the Rev. Ben Hubert officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of San Angelo.

VELMA C. THOMPSON
Velma C. Thompson, 85, of San Angelo died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at her residence.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Thompson was born Aug. 1, 1913, in Van Zant County. She married R.R. Thompson on May 21, 1931, in San Angelo. They lived in Texon until 1961, then moved to Lake Nasworthy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; one son, Larry Thompson; and one grandson, Kyle Burton Thompson.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Thompson and wife, Patty, of Jewett; one daughter, Sondra Sue Smith and husband, Larry, of San Angelo; six grandchildren, J.R. Thompson of Tomball, Cheryl Thompson of Houston, Connie Grubaugh of San Angelo, Trudy Hennings of Christoval, Judy White of Big Lake and Casey Smith of Arlington; 14 greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgrandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Thompson enjoyed fishing, gardening, bridge, cooking and entertaining. She loved children, youth and the elderly. She was a friend to everyone. She never judged others, never worried and never complained. Nannie was adored and will be dearly missed by all of us.


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