Bernice Collins, 72, of Lakin, Kan., and formerly of Big Lake, died
Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at her residence.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Glen Rest Cemetery
in Big Lake. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 29, 1926, in Eagleton, Ark., and had lived in Big
Lake until moving to Lakin in 1995. She had been a factory worker and was
Survivors include a son, Gene McBee of Lakin; two sisters, Gladys Hill
of Monticello, Ark., and Virgie Milam of Lakin; three grandchildren; and
Santiago Ibarra Sr.
Santiago Mendoza Ibarra Sr., 71, of Mertzon died Tuesday, April 6,
1999, in a local hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Service
will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Joe
Vazquez officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
He was born Dec. 30, 1927, in San Jose de Aura, Coahuila, Mexico. He
was a rancher and a Catholic.
Survivors include his wife, Eloisa Ibarra of Mertzon; three sons, Luis
Ibarra and Santiago Ibarra Jr., both of Mertzon, and Javier Ibarra of San
Angelo; two daughters, Zulema Lira of San Angelo and Emma Garcia of Denver
City; a brother, Manuel Mendoza Ibarra of San Angelo; a sister, Petrita
A. Ibarra Duron of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico; and four grandchildren.
Evelyn Emily Drgac, 82, of San Angelo died Wednesday, April 7, 1999,
in San Angelo.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. Tommy Tallas officiating. Burial will be in Lawnhaven Memorial
She was born Nov. 1, 1916, in Caldwell. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Kokes and Clarice Drgac, both
of San Angelo; two brothers, Hubert Drgac of San Angelo and J.D. Drgac
of Odessa; and several nieces and nephews.
GOLDTHWAITE - Cleo Taylor, 89, of Goldthwaite died Tuesday, April 6,
1999, in a Brownwood hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church with
burial in North Brown Cemetery. Arrangements are by StacyWilkins Funeral
She was born Dec. 13, 1909, in Ballinger and had lived in Mills County
since 1960. She was an author, a schoolteacher, an accountant and a member
of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Arden Taylor Jr. of Houston; a daughter, Nena
Thornton of Crystal Lake, Ill.; two sisters, Edwina Dixon of Brownwood
and Maydelle Ciona of Honolulu; six grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
MONAHANS - Demesia Ramirez, 81, of Grandfalls died Tuesday, April 6,
1999, in an Odessa hospital.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in
Grandfalls with burial in Tamarisk Cemetery. Arrangements are by Harkey
She was born Dec. 6, 1917, in Pueblito, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was
a homemaker and a Catholic.
Survivors include her husband, Antonio Ramirez of Grandfalls; four
sons, Jesus Ruiz and Jose Ruiz, both of Monahans, and Margarito Ruiz and
Eliazar Ruiz, both of Grandfalls; two daughters, Maria Olivas and Francisca
Ramirez, both of Grandfalls; two brothers, Santiago Porras of Crane and
Manuel Porras of Littlefield; 37 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
BURNET - Elouise Long, 78, of Austin died Monday, April 5, 1999, in
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel
with burial in Highland Lakes Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Brady and had lived in Ozona and Burnet.
She was a homemaker and a family business manager. She was a member of
the Methodist Church.
Survivors include her children, Gearl Dean Nix of Yuma, Ariz., L.D.
Long Jr. of Round Rock, Adelia Elouise "Ann" Stewart of Georgetown and
Leslie Darrell Long of Ozona; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
BEEVILLE - Betty Sue Jetton, 57, of Beeville died Sunday, April 4,
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Beeville Memorial Park. Arrangements
are by Angelus Funeral Home.
She was born June 4, 1941, in Norton.
Survivors include her four children, Lela Moore and Diane Rochester,
both of Beeville, Edward Moore Jr. of Spring Lake, N.C., and Patricia Levin
of Stafford; her mother, Mary Lancaster of Beeville; four sisters, Ruby
Creel of Early, Trudy Landreth and Patsy McDaniel, both of Beeville, and
Pearl Creel of San Angelo; and four grandchildren.
FREDERICKSBURG - Kenneth C. Parker, 76, of Elk Creek, Mo., died Tuesday,
April 6, 1999, in a Mountain Grove, Mo., nursing home.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harper Methodist Church with
burial in Harper City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Beckmann Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, June Parker of Elk Creek; a son, Terry
Parker of Elk Creek; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The Rev. Robert Burks, 83, of Greenville and formerly
of San Angelo, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in Greenville.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peace Baptist Church, where he
was pastor, with burial in Greenville.
He was born Nov. 24, 1915. He was the founder of New Hope Baptist Church
in San Angelo.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Burks of Greenville; two sons, Troy
Burks of Greenville and C.F. Burks of Houston; a daughter, Mary Burks of
Abilene; two brothers, James Burks of Vallejo, Calif., and the Rev. C.L.
Burks of Pensacola, Fla.; three sisters, Olliesteen McPheason and Octavie
Irving, both of Fort Worth, and Claressa Bowman of San Angelo; several
grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rowell Rogers Sr.
WICHITA FALLS - Rowell Seldon Rogers Sr., 74, of San Angelo died Tuesday,
April 6, 1999, in San Angelo.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today in Crestview Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Hampton Vaughan Funeral Homes.
He was born Aug. 18, 1924, in De Kalb and was a 45-year resident of
San Angelo. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a self-employed
pharmacist and was retired. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in San Angelo.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva V. Rogers of San Angelo; a daughter,
Lisa Rene Benfield of Oklahoma City; a son, Rowell S. Rogers Jr. of Denton;
two brothers, C.D. Rogers of Wichita Falls and Ted Rogers of Springfield,
Mo.; and five grandchildren.
BIG SPRING - Mary Bell, 81, of Elysian Fields and formerly of Big Spring,
died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in Longview.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood
Chapel with burial in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born June 24, 1917, in Electra and was a longtime resident
of Big Spring. She was a nurse.
Survivors include a son, Wilson C. Bell of Richardson; a daughter,
Marianne Mullins of Elysian Fields; two sisters, Olga Rixford and Willie
Mae Wade; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
BIG SPRING - Horace Luce, 87, of Ackerly died Wednesday, April 7, 1999,
in a Lamesa nursing home.
Service will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood
Chapel with burial in Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Feb. 18, 1912, in Bloomburg. He had worked in the oil fields
and had retired. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a
Survivors include his wife, Irene Luce of Ackerly; a daughter, Peggy
Snead of Colorado City; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
COLEMAN - Edna Puckett Holmes, 87, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in
a local nursing home.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Henderson Funeral Home Chapel
with graveside service at 4 p.m. in Waco Memorial Park in Waco.
She was born June 28, 1911, in Llano County, lived in Coleman and moved
to Waco in 1959, returning to Coleman in 1981. She was a homemaker and
a member of Concho Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Wynn of Fort Worth and Dorothy
Meador of Abilene; three sons, Carroll Puckett of San Angelo, Joe Puckett
of Gatesville and David Puckett of Clifton; two sisters, Vernie Puckett
and Izora Bradley, both of Coleman; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
COLEMAN - Sebriano Rangel, 51, of Talpa died Tuesday, April 6, 1999,
in a Coleman hospital. Services are pending at Henderson Funeral Home.
KERRVILLE - Winona Wilkenson, 70, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, in
a local care center. Services are pending at Kerrville Funeral Home.
SWEETWATER - Anna Lucille Sipe, 83, of Sweetwater died Wednesday, April
7, 1999, in an Abilene hospital. Services are pending at McCoy Funeral
JUSTICE C. DALE CARTER
Justice C. Dale Carter was born and passed away Friday, April 2, 1999,
at 9:08 a.m. in San Antonio. He was 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 21 inches long.
His parents, Lisa and Jeremy Shane, mourn his loss but rejoice for the
opportunity to have held him.
He will be buried in San Angelo, where Pastor J. Hudson Thayer from
Grace Brethren Church in Mansfield, Ohio, will help the family say goodbye
to this beautiful boy. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Justice was the grandchild of Ronald Dale and Deena Carter and Bill
and Sheri Linderman, all of San Angelo, and Chalmer C. and Pauline Fields
of Mansfield. His uncles and aunts are Michael, James, Shari, Jamie, David,
Kim and Brian.
My beautiful boy
You were our one flesh
You were my hopes and dreams
I wondered what you would be
I wondered what you'd believe
I saw you with your mother's eyes
I saw you as my life
And though you'll hear me do it often
I'll never hear you cry
I felt you in your Mommy's belly
I felt you in my heart
I ask if this is fair
I ask in such despair
I rejoice for your birth
And ache for you're not there
I'll try to remember you not so sadly
But be glad that I'm your daddy
I will forever love you
My beautiful boy
I wish that you were here
But I graciously give you to God.
For the birth and death of Justice
Jeremy Shane Carter
Bonnie Kaye Ramage Fawcett, 51, of San Angelo died Thursday, April
8, 1999, in a local hospital. Services are pending at Robert Massie Funeral
ELDORADO - Lupe M. Fuentes, 38, of Eldorado died Wednesday, April 7,
1999, in a San Angelo hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today in Eldorado Cemetery. Arrangements
are by Kerbow Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 27, 1960, in Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, and was a lifetime
resident of Eldorado. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Alberto Fuentes of Eldorado; a son,
Alberto Fuentes Jr. of Eldorado; and numerous aunts and uncles.
COLEMAN - Seberiano RangelAvila, 51, of Valera died Tuesday, April
6, 1999, in a local hospital.
Prayer service was Thursday in Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with burial
in Bandion Cemetery in San Felipe, Guanajuato, Mexico.
He was born Feb. 21, 1948, in San Felipe, Mexico, and had lived in
Coleman County since 1986. He was a farm and ranch laborer and was a member
of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Felipa Ibarra Rangel of San Felipe; his
parents, Francisco and Rosa Rangel of San Felipe; and six daughters, two
sisters, seven sisters and two brothers.
FREDERICKSBURG - Olivia Rosa Moellering, 90, died Wednesday, April
7, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with
burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schaetter Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 1, 1909, in Gillespie County. She was a member of
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a son, Ruben Moellering of Fredericksburg; a daughter,
Rosalie Ottmers of Fredericksburg; a sister, Cora Ottmers of San Antonio;
eight grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren.
COLEMAN - Imarene Jones, 78, of Coleman died Thursday, April 8, 1999,
in an Abilene hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Glen Cove Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Coleman County and was a lifetime resident.
She was a homemaker and a member of Elm Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Felix Jones of Coleman; a son, Bobby
Jones of Crosbyton; three daughters, Kathryn Benton of Buda, Bonnie Whittle
of Marble Falls and Helen Bozeman of Idalou; 13 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
PECOS - Elfida G. Dominguez, 82, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, in a
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Service
will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial in
She was born Aug. 11, 1916, in Toyah and was a lifetime resident of
Pecos. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Survivors include three sons, Raul Dominguez of San Antonio, Juan Dominguez
of Long Beach and Jesus Dominguez of Pecos; two daughters, Margie Lopez
of Fort Stockton and Mary Jane Garcia of Pecos; four sisters, Flora Roman
and Valentina Garcia, both of Odessa, Genoveva Dominguez of Pecos and Helen
Mogano of San Antonio; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
IRVING - Elsie Cravens, 86, of Fort Worth and formerly of San Angelo,
died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at Wedgewood Nursing Home.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bear Creek Cemetery in
Euless. Arrangements are by Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.
She was born March 3, 1913, in Wood County. She was a farmer and a
member of Westside Baptist Church in San Angelo.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde Cravens of Fort Worth; two sisters,
Gladys Flournoy of Odessa and Ona Bynum of Clovis, N.M.; a brother, Melvin
Ray of Temple; a sister, LaVelle Hamilton of Dickinson; five grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Charles Forbes Jr.
KERRVILLE - Charles A. Forbes Jr., 53, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999,
at his residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church
with burial at 2 p.m. Monday in Florence, Texas. Arrangements are by Overby
He was born April 5, 1946, in Corpus Christi and had lived in Kerrville
since 1982. He was a partner and certified public accountant with Pressler
Thompson, PC. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a Rotarian and
Survivors include his wife, Linda Forbes of Kerrville; his children,
Charles A. Forbes III and Dawn Marie Forbes Kesselring; his mother; a brother;
and several nieces and nephews.
SWEETWATER - Anna Lucille Sipe, 83, of Sweetwater died Wednesday, April
7, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church with
burial in Garden of Memories. Arrangements are by McCoy Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 12, 1916, in Longworth and was a lifetime resident
of Nolan County. She was a licensed vocational nurse and a member of Trinity
Survivors include two daughters, Joy Newman of Sweetwater and Floy
Skelton of Abilene; a son, the Rev. Buddy Martin Sipe of Cottonwood; a
sister, Willow Osterhut Blackwell, Okla.; four brothers, O.C. "Spot" Hale
of Eastland, Hilbern Hale of Artesia, N.M., James Hale of Irving and Jack
Hale of Andrews; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
SWEETWATER - Paul Harris, 82, of Sweetwater died Thursday, April 8,
1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in McCoy Chapel of Memories with
burial in Sweetwater Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 17, 1916, in Longworth and was a longtime resident
of Sweetwater. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a retired salesman,
a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Flourine Harris of Sweetwater; two daughters,
Pat Walker and Barbara Damm, both of Sweetwater; two sons, Dale Harris
of Brady and Clifford Harris of Anton; a brother, Willie O. Harris of Sweetwater;
10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
KERRVILLE - Judith M. Hoy, 62, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, in a local
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Grove City Cemetery in
Gove City, Ohio. Arrangements are by Overby Funeral Home.
She was born Nov. 15, 1936, in Gibsonburg, Ohio, and had lived in Kerrville
Survivors include three sons, Jeffrey A. Hoy of Kent, Wash., Craig
S. Hoy of Mobile, Ala., and Scott E. Hoy of Miller Falls, Mass.; and three
grandchildren, Jamie Hoy, Staci Hoy and Matthew Hoy.
KERMIT - Thomas J. "Tommy" Smith, 79, died Thursday, April 8, 1999,
at his residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church
with burial in Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
He was born May 11, 1919, in Plainview and had lived in Winkler County
for 60 years. He was an Air Force veteran, a self-employed retail store
owner and an Episcopalian.
Survivors include his wife, Nelda Smith, and a brother, C.B. Smith,
both of Kermit; and a stepgrandson.
WINTERS - Charlie Eugene Tomme, 84, of Winters died Thursday, April
8, 1999, in a Llano hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Lakeview Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Winters Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 8, 1914, in Valley Spring and had lived in Winters
since 1970, moving from Post. He was an Army veteran of World War II, was
self-employed and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Addie Jo Prescott of Kingsland
and Alma Lou Key of Big Spring; two sisters, Jewell Davee of Burnett and
Annie Moore of Porterville, Calif.; three stepgrandchildren; six great-stepgrandchildren;
two great-greatstepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
WINTERS - Bob Loyd, 86, of Blackwell died Thursday, April 8, 1999,
at his residence.
Service will be at 5 p.m. Saturday in Winters Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Wingate Cemetery.
He was born July 26, 1912, in Winfield, Ala., and had lived in Winters
since 1945. He worked for Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Co. and Humble Oil
and Refining Co., forming Bob Loyd L.P. Gas Co. He was a member of the
Masonic Lodge and of the University Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Seals Loyd of Blackwell; two daughters,
Sheri Miller of Abilene and Brenda Buckley of Abilene; a sister, Nell Hughes
of Irving; and a granddaughter.
SWEETWATER - Frances Joy Smith, 76, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999,
in a local care center. Services are pending at McCoy Funeral Home.
GOLDTHWAITE - Mary Florence Smith died Thursday, April 8, 1999, in
Houston. Services are pending at Goldthwaite Funeral Home.
WILLIAM SOTO DUARTE
William Soto Duarte, 50, of San Angelo died at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday,
April 7, 1999, in a local hospital.
William was born April 26, 1948, in Levelland and had lived in San
Angelo for 50 years. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving a twoyear tour of
duty. He received two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and a Hero Star. He
was a musician. He played for Sonny and the Sunliners of San Antonio, La
Formula 44, Mustache Brown and Albert Duarte bands.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia, of San Angelo; one son, William
Duarte Jr. of Lubbock; one daughter, Denise Duarte Mihlo of Appleton, Minn.;
two stepsons, Robert Robles of San Angelo and Joe Robles Jr. and wife,
Maria, of Brownwood; eight brothers, Ignacio Soto Duarte Jr. of Miami,
Fla., Johnny Soto Duarte and wife, Martha, of Denton, and Frank Soto Duarte,
Albert Soto Duarte and wife, Jackie, Martin Esquivel Duarte and wife, Terry,
Manuel Soto Duarte and wife, Josie, Richard Lee Duarte and wife, Kathy,
and Moses Soto Duarte, all of San Angelo; three sisters and one sonin-law,
Elma Garcia, Anita Duarte and Grace Prieto and husband, Tony, all of San
Angelo; two stepbrothers, Issac Duarte Sr. and wife, Neila, of San Angelo
and Ishmael Duarte and wife, Sara, of Mason; two stepsisters, Besida Hernandez
of Levelland and Victoria Duarte of San Antonio; and three grandchildren.
Prayer service will be at 5 p.m. Friday, April 9, in Johnson's Funeral
Home Chapel. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in Johnson's
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Belvedere Memorial Park with
military graveside honors.
William was preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio Y.G. Duarte and
EVELYN EMILY DRGAC
Evelyn Emily Drgac, born Nov. 1, 1916, in Caldwell, was the eldest
daughter of Walter and Annie Drgac. Evelyn died Wednesday, April 7, 1999,
in San Angelo.
She attended schools in Caldwell, moving to San Angelo in 1936 along
with her family. After the death of her mother and brother, and serious
illness of her father, Evelyn, along with her older brothers and sisters,
assumed the responsibility of helping raise the younger members of the
family. Evelyn's contribution was to stay home and do the cooking and household
chores. To help with financial needs, Evelyn also raised poultry.
She had an early interest in music and her church activities, serving
for many years as organist and pianist for the Wall Brethren Church. She
was a faithful member and worker in her church until declining health prevented
her from participating. She was an honorary member of the Wall Christian
Sisters. She attended Hus School in the winter of 1939. She was also a
member of RVOS, SPJST and Mutual Aid.
She had a love for flowers and gardening. She loved children and provided
child care in her home for many years.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Johnson's
Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Tallas, pastor of Wall Brethren Church,
officiating. Interment will be in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Marvin, W.C.
and Albert; one sister, Viola Krupala; one nephew; and one great-nephew.
Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Kokes and husband, Louis, and
Clarice Drgac, all of San Angelo; two brothers, Hubert Drgac and wife,
Noemi, of San Angelo and J.D. Drgac and wife, Loretta, of Odessa; one brother-inlaw,
Edwin Krupala of San Angelo; seven nephews and three nieces; one aunt,
Lottie Drgac of Caldwell; and a host of cousins, great-nephews and great-nieces,
and one great-great-niece.
Pallbearers will be Benny Holik, Stanley Holik Jr., Larry Drgac, Gary
Drgac, Scott Drgac and Alvin Bormann.
The family would like to thank the staff at Baker-Brame Nursing Center
and Family Hospice for their care.
Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.
ELIZABETH BEREY ROMAN
Rosary for Elizabeth Berey Roman, 90, mother of 15 and former resident
of San Angelo for 28 years, is set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Johnson's
Funeral Home. Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Holy
Angels Catholic Church with Father Charles Greenwell officiating. Burial
will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Roman died about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at the Albuquerque
Manor, N.M. Elizabeth lived her faith. She was a member of the 3rd Secular
Franciscan Order. She was an active member of America and of St. John's
Hospital Auxiliary volunteers. She was a eucharistic minister, as well
as entertainer for many in nursing homes and hospitals in San Angelo.
Her creative donations of crafts, baked goods and crochet table clothes
are remembered in various parishes. At the age of 88, Elizabeth relocated
to live with her youngest daughter, Theresa, and son-in-law, Richard, in
Her ministry continued daily with prayer, daily Mass, community rosary
(daily), and crafts for children at St. Joseph Hospital. She was a member
of Our Lady of Fatima Parish (Blue Army). Her spiritual example touched
many lives in her new community. Mrs. Roman was loved deeply by many.
She is survived by her five sons, Lorand Roman of San Angelo, Bill
Roman of Santa Fe, N.M., Desi Roman of Palatine, Ill., Zoltan Roman of
Des Plaines, Ill., and John Roman of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; her nine daughters,
Sister Marie Evelun Roman of Nimes, France, Anges Farine of Moussey, France,
Elizabeth Bajzek of Schiller Park, Ill., Magdalen Kaschl of Scottsdale,
Ariz., Martha Roman of Chicago, Gabrielle Nachman of Toledo, Ohio, Marie
Reitenbach of Wheaton, Ill., Dee Vallone of Pittsford, N.Y., and Theresa
Irvin of Albuquerque; 52 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren; and a few
CECIL `PETE' BAKER
Cecil "Pete" Baker, 83, of San Angelo passed away Thursday, April 8,
1999, at 9:40 a.m. at his home.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, in Lawnhaven
Memorial Gardens, officiated by the Rev. John Reynolds, pastor of Sierra
Vista United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Pete was born Aug. 15, 1915, the eldest of four children, to Alfred
Ray Baker and Grover Powell Baker of Gatesville.
He moved to San Angelo in the fall of 1926 and married Jessie Eubanks
on Aug. 7, 1937.
Pete spent more than 50 years in architectural woodwork as a millwright
of all woodworking machines. He served in World War II in the U.S. Navy
aboard the ship "APA-196" USS Logan. He received two battle stars for action
at Iwo Jima (2-19-45) and Okinawa (4-1-45), and a ribbon for the occupation
of Japan (9-1945). Pete was honorably discharged Jan. 3, 1946.
Pete was affectionately known to friends and family as "Daddy Pete."
He loved his family, baseball, boats, fishing, hunting and all of his dear
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Jessie Baker; a daughter, Gail
Feeler of Veribest; two sons, Ray Baker and wife, Joyce, and Butch Baker
and wife, Kathy, all of San Angelo; one sister, Winnie Tumlinson of Modesto,
Calif.; eight grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; numerous nieces and
nephews; and a huge host of friends.
The family extends its deepest gratitude to Vista Care Family Hospice
for the loving care of Pete Baker and all his family.
Memorials may be sent to Sierra Vista United Methodist Church or Vista
Care Family Hospice.
EDWARD P. McNAMARA
Edward P. McNamara, retired president of Monarch Tile Co. of San Angelo,
passed away Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at the age of 87 years.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at St. Mark
Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Mark Smith officiating. Arrangements
are by Johnson's Funeral Home. Interment will be at a later date in Oakwood
Cemetery in Troy, N.Y.
Mr. McNamara was born Sept. 27, 1911, in Troy, N.M. He graduated from
Alfred University and received an M.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University,
where he remained on the faculty from 1935 to 1942. Edward served as chair
of Rutgers University's Department of Ceramics until 1945. He also authored
three textbooks on ceramics.
After his years in the academic world, Mr. McNamara joined Shenango
China Co., New Castle, Pa., as director of ceramics and later became that
firm's production manager. He was vice president of Cambridge Tile Manufacturing
Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1953 to 1969, when he joined Marshall Tile
Inc., Marshall, Texas, as vice president of manufacturing. In 1972 he was
named president and chief executive officer of Monarch Tile. He retired
from those duties in April 1977, to serve as a senior consultant and board
Mr. McNamara had been active in Community Chest and United Way in San
Angelo and had served as ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church.
After retirement in 1980, he worked with International Executive Corps
(IESC) as a volunteer executive in Mexico, Singapore and Portugal and as
a consultant for the World Bank in Trinidad and Barbados. He also served
the San Angelo Community as president of RSVP.
He was married 64 years to Alma M. McNamara who died July 15, 1997,
in San Angelo.
Mr. McNamara also was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter,
Mary Leone McNamara; a 19-year-old son, John Vincent McNamara; a brother,
John Francis; and sisters, Anne Bendon and Imelda Mary.
Survivors include one son, Edward McNamara Jr. and wife, Joyce, of
Potsdam, N.Y.; one daughter, Imelda Anne Way and husband, Dr. John Way
of Essexville, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Mark Presbyterian Church or Alfred
University, Alfred, N.Y., 14802-1205; for the Edward P. Sr. and Alma M.
McNamara endowed scholarship.
DIANE McFARLAND TAYLOR
Diane Taylor, a longtime resident of San Angelo, died at her home Thursday,
April 8, 1999, after a long fight with cancer. She was first diagnosed
with cancer in November 1995 and was courageous and optimistic throughout
her illness. She was a loving wife, mother and friend.
Diane was born June 24, 1937, in Clinton, Mo., the daughter of Beulah
Knoles McFarland. She lived in Clinton until her first marriage in 1957.
Thereafter, her family lived in several cities in the Midwest. In 1969,
she and her three children moved to San Angelo. Diane married Larry Lee
Taylor on May 4, 1973.
During her career, Diane worked in the president's office at Angelo
State University, in the Trust Department of First National Bank, and as
a travel agent. She enjoyed cooking special recipes, gardening, traveling
and making wildflower art.
Following the death of her son, Diane was instrumental in the founding
of the San Angelo Chapter of Compassionate Friends in January 1981.
Diane is survived by her husband, Larry Taylor of San Angelo; her daughter,
Susan Wosoba of Holyoke, Mass.; her son, Jonathan Wosoba of Louisville,
Ky.; her brother, Robert McFarland and his wife, Barbara, of Horseshoe
Bay; her twin brother, David McFarland of Denver; four nieces; seven great-nieces
and great-nephews; and many wonderful friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jim Wosoba; her mother, Beulah
McFarland; and her dear aunt, Lois Knowles.
Special thanks to Dr. John Pippen, M.D., and Theresa Wilson, R.N.,
OCN, Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas; Dr. Vayden Stanley, M.D., Linda
Lucas, R.N., Tawnia Swafford and all of the staff of Vista Care Family
Hospice, San Angelo.
A celebration of Diane's life will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April
10, at Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, 4522 College Hills Blvd.,
and will be conducted by the Rev. John Reynolds. Arrangements are by Johnson's
He will be assisted by Eddie Howard, minister, and the Rev. Bob Hedges.
The family offers special thanks to Larry's cousin, Neal Morris, who provided
housing and support during Diane's treatments at the Baylor Sammons Cancer
Center in Dallas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Diane's
name to Baylor Health Systems Foundation for Sammons Cancer Center Research,
3600 Gaston, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75296; Vista Care Family Hospice, 1121
S. Bryant Blvd., San Angelo, TX 76903; or Compassionate Friends of San
Angelo, P.O. Box 61902, San Angelo, TX 76906.
EDNA LUEDTKE TAYLOR
Edna Luedtke Taylor, 88, of San Angelo died Thursday, April 8, 1999,
in Ballinger Memorial hospital.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Calvary Lutheran Church
with the Rev. Faith Jensen officiating. Burial will follow in Rowena Protestant
Cemetery. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Edna was born Oct. 20, 1910, to Frank and Elizabeth Luedtke in Concho
County. They preceded her in death. She married Joe K. Taylor on Dec. 19,
1959, in San Angelo, and he preceded her in death in 1995. Edna was a longtime
resident of San Angelo, and she worked as a beautician with several beauty
shops in San Angelo as well as Johnson's Funeral Home. Edna was also a
homemaker, a member of the Calvary Lutheran 49-Plus Club and a member of
the Calvary Lutheran Church.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Jennings and Katie
Swanson; one brother, Henry Luedtke; and one nephew, Frankie Swanson.
Edna is survived by her brother, Leonard Luedtke and his wife, Ruth,
of Miles; one sister-in-law, Waldine Luedtke of Miles; two nieces, Joyce
Heller of San Angelo and Cherry Luedtke of Austin; two nephews, Larry Luedtke
of Miles and Stanley Luedtke of Waco; four stepgrandchildren; and several
Pallbearers will be Stanley Luedtke, Ross Luedtke, Rollin Heller, Cameron
Swanson, Rick Heller and Bobby Vernon.