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Jimmy Boatright
Jimmy L. Boatright, 89, of San Angelo died Friday, May 7, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Belvedere Memorial Park with the Rev. Paul Terry officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
He was born April 20, 1910, in Oglesby. He owned and operated a livestock hauling company.
Survivors include Inez White of San Angelo; a son; a daughter; three sisters; and two brothers.

Audrey Baylor
JUNCTION - Audrey Baylor, 78, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today in London Cemetery. Arrangements are by Aubrey Fife Funerals.
She was born Feb. 4, 1921, in London, Texas. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a supermarket cashier.
Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Baylor of Junction; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Louis Monts
KERRVILLE - Louis Frank Monts, 79, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, in Kerrville.
A private service will be Monday in Austin. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels.
He was born May 10, 1919, in Killeen. He was an aeronautical engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Monts of Kerrville; two daughters, Marilyn Monts and Catherine Learoyd; a son, Richard Monts; and two grandsons.

Wardine Broyles
SAN SABA - Wardine M. Broyles, 90, of San Saba died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in Llano.
Service was Thursday in Howell-Doran Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Harris Cemetery in San Saba County.
She was born Dec. 8, 1908, in Goldthwaite and had been a lifetime resident of San Saba County. She was a school teacher, retiring in 1978, with 40 years of service. She was a Jehovah's Witnesses.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Jean Sowers of San Saba; two sisters, Gladys Bell and Lucile Wallace, both of San Saba; five grandchildren; several greatgrandchildren; and three nephews.

Sam Childers
BRADY - Sam William Childers, 87, of Mason died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Mason.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Elm Grove Cemetery in Alpine. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Homes.
He was born Nov. 26, 1911, in Floresville and had been a resident of Mason since 1996, moving from Alpine. He was a transport driver and a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Childers of Mason; a son, Billy Evan Childers of Abilene; a daughter, Jeanette Hutto of Mason; six grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; and three nephews and a niece.

Ricardo Dominguez
PECOS - Ricardo Jose Dominguez, 37, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in a local hospital.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
He was born May 7, 1962, in Pecos and was a lifetime resident. He was a maintenance employee for Anchor West and was a Catholic.
Survivors include his mother, Carmen Dominguez, and a brother, Reynaldo Dominguez, both of Pecos.

Ruby Kothmann
LLANO - Ruby Vernelle Kothmann, 88, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Llano.
Service will be at 4 p.m. today at Trinity Methodist Church in Castell with burial in Trinity Methodist Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 21, 1910, in Castell and had been a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Milda Crossno of Houston; and a granddaughter, Gina Wardlow.

Monte LaFon
KERMIT - Monte G. LaFon, 61, of Kermit died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, in a Monroe, La., hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church with burial in Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
He was born March 4, 1938, in Wichita Falls and had been a resident of Kermit for 48 years. He was a retired heavy maintenance supervisor for El Paso Natural Gas and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, B. Patsy LaFon of Kermit; a son, Tommy LaFon of Houston; a daughter, Lee Ann Greene of Abilene; his mother, Ruth LaFon of Odessa; and a sister, Ronda Horan of Plano.

Edna Griggs
KERRVILLE - Edna Saenger Griggs, 88, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in a local hospital.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church with private burial in Garden of Memories. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels.
She was born May 10, 1910, in Kerrville and had been a lifetime resident. She worked in patient relations at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.
Survivors include four nieces, Flo Lindner of Comfort, Kathryn Doran of Corsicana, Roberta Stalcup of Marble Falls and Myra Beth Atkins of Wichita Falls; a nephew, Guy Mathews of Pflugerville; seven great-nieces; and two nephews.

Lionicio Ruiz
WINTERS - Lionicio Ruiz, 78, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Winters Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Del Rio and had been a resident of Winters since 1970. He worked for Alderman Cave Milling and Grain Company and was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Bertie Beltran of Winters; a brother, Paul Escobar of Plains, a sister, Victoria Machado of Houston; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.

Addie Jackson
KERRVILLE - Addie "Renee" L. Jackson, 79, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in a local care center. Services are pending at Overby Funeral Home.

Benito Martinez
KERRVILLE - Benito Martinez, 79, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, in a local hospital. Services are pending at Overby Funeral Home.

Charlotte Bryan
KERRVILLE - Charlotte Kay Bryan, 49, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Overby Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Brown Cemetery in Kimble County.
She was born June 20, 1949, in Fredericksburg. She worked as research assistant in conjunction with Southwest Oncology Group Grant and was a Protestant.
Survivors include her mother, Johnnye Brown of Kerrville; two sons, Jeff D. Bryan of New Braunfels and Dennis W. Bryan of San Antonio; two brothers, Nathan Brown and Bill Brown, both of Kerrville; a sister, Patsy Adams of Boerne; and several nieces and nephews.

WINNIE NOVELLE TURNER MAULDIN
AUSTIN - Winnie Novelle Turner Mauldin of Austin passed away peacefully at Gracy Woods Nursing Home Wednesday, May 5, 1999, surrounded by all her family.
She was born February 19, 1909, near Mexia to the Rev. Orlando B. Turner and Lora Grinstead Turner. She was married to the Rev. Alvin R. Mauldin Sr. on Aug. 23, 1930, in Avoca. She was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church where she and her husband served as pastorates in several churches in central and southwest Texas, before moving to Austin. She was a longtime employee of Dillard's Department Store in the drapery department. She was also an active member of the Widowed Persons Service for several years.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982; and by two brothers, Otho B. Turner and Coy F. Turner; and by one sister, Avo Sylvester.
Survivors include sons, Dr. Alvin R. Mauldin Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Austin and Donald E. Mauldin and his wife, Deloras, of San Angelo; one daughter, Sandra Rackley and her husband, James, of Georgetown; and by seven grandchildren, Sylvia McMinn, Kimberly Heinrich, Michael Mauldin, Darron Mauldin, Deborah Kinney, Jason Rackley and Babbette Wentrcek.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Michael and Darron Mauldin, Jason Rackley, Michael McMinn, Ricky Wentrcek and dear friend, David McCabe.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Crestview Methodist Church.

THE REV. FATHER LEO `FABIAN' DIERSING
The Rev. Father Leo "Fabian" Diersing of Ballinger, a retired priest of the Catholic Diocese of San Angelo, passed away May 6, 1999, at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo. He was 93.
A wake service was held at St. Joseph's Church in Rowena on Friday, May 7. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church in Rowena at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, with the Most Rev. Michael D. Pfeifer, OMI, bishop of San Angelo, presiding. The bishop will be joined by other priests of the diocese. Interment will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Rowena. Arrangements are by Rains-Seale Funeral Home in Ballinger.
Leo Diersing was born Nov. 14, 1905, in Hobson, Texas, to August and Mary Diersing. He was one of six children born to the couple.
He attended the St. Boniface Parish School in Hobson. In 1923, the family moved to Rhineland, and in the fall of 1924 they settled on a farm in Pep, Texas. Father Diersing helped his father in farming until the fall of 1928, when he made a decision to study for the priesthood.
Father Diersing completed his college and postgraduate theological training at New Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco, Ark. He was ordained a priest of the Order of St. Benedict on June 13, 1939, at Subiaco.
His first years as a priest were spent mainly as a teacher, both at the high school and college level. He taught at New Subiaco Abbey and Corpus Christi College in Corpus Christi.
As a Benedictine priest, he also served in various parishes served by his order in Arkansas and Texas.
On Jan. 17, 1959, Father Diersing became a priest of the Diocese of Amarillo and subsequently a priest of the Diocese of San Angelo when the diocese was created in 1962.
In the Diocese of San Angelo, he served as pastor at:

- St. Joseph, Rotan
- St. Boniface, Olfen
- Our Lady of Guadalupe, Millersview
- St. Elizabeth, Snyder
- St. Margaret of Cortona, Big Lake.
- St. Lawrence, Garden City
- St. Thomas, Rankin
- St. Margaret of Scotland, San Angelo
- Sacred Heart, Coleman

During his long years as a priest, Father Diersing also served in diocesan positions as a judge on the Marriage Tribunal and on the Diocesan Liturgical Commission.
Father Diersing retired from the active ministry on May 31, 1977.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Olfen Council 2772. He became a Fourth Degree member of the KC's in 1941 and was a member of the Rowena Assembly.
He never carried a grudge and always preached the doctrine of the church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and his four brothers.
He is survived by eight nieces and seven nephews, Patrick and Kenneth Diersing of Littlefield, Mary Anne Glumpler of Midland, James Diersing of Graford, Jeanette Homer of Lovington, N.M., Buddy Diersing of Manassa, Virginia, Mickie Diersing of Hamlin, Margie Diersing of Duncanville, Robert Watkins of Levelland, Phyllis Reed of Cartridge, Tom Watkins of San Antonio, Donna Henderson of Floydada, Jan Brisley of Haskell, Susan Bohanon of Allen and Linda Bryant of Graham; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Verna McLaurin
Verna Mae McLaurin, 80, of San Angelo died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in a Lubbock hospital. Services are pending at Johnson's Funeral Home.

Alta Argabright 
Alta "Betty" Argabright, 69, of San Angelo died Friday, May 7, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Robert Massie Riverside Chapel with the Rev. Chester McCown officiating. Burial will be in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
She was born Dec. 28, 1929, in Champion and had lived in San Angelo since 1965. She worked as a medical transcriptionist and was a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Jackie L. Argabright of San Angelo; five daughters, Cassandra K. Aoki of Japan, Myrna Joy Souther of Abilene, Susan Ruth Shatto of Fort Worth, and Shirley Loeffler and Judy Williams, both of Beaumont; four sons, Jimmy R. Shatto of San Angelo, Jackie L. Argabright Jr. of Pahrump, Nev., Steven O. Argabright of Aurora, Colo., and David Wayne Hall of Beaumont; two brothers, Wayne Gregston of Odessa and D.W. Gregston of Lamesa; two sisters, Hazel Cobern of Granbury and Loette Brown of Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren.

Geraldine Morton 
Geraldine Morton, 77, of San Angelo died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. A.J. Kennemer officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Floydada and was a lifetime resident of San Angelo. She had worked in management for GTE.
Survivors include a daughter, Susie Hand of Indio, Calif.; an aunt, Sara Lay of San Angelo; and several cousins.

Helen Hand 
Helen Hand, 51, of San Angelo died at her residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lake View Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix officiating. Burial will be in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
She was born June 20, 1947, in Cowpens, S.C. She was a member of Lake View Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Jones of San Angelo; a son, Clyde O'Neal Roland of South Carolina; two brothers, Michael and Ted Mahaffey, both of Chesnee, S.C.; and seven grandchildren.

Robert Jensen
Robert K. "Bob" Jensen, 74, of San Angelo died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in a local hospital.
Private services will be at a later date in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M. Arrangements were by Johnson's Funeral Home.
He was born April 10, 1925, in Cherokee, Iowa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Jensen of San Angelo; a daughter, Linda Burns of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and one granddaughter, Jolene Jensen of Albuquerque, N.M.

Aurora Luera 
COLEMAN - Aurora Luera, 75, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Latin-American Cemetery in Runnels County. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.
She was born June 24, 1923, in Glen Cove and had lived in Coleman since 1966. She had worked for Holiday Hill Nursing Home and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include four sons, Jimmy Luera and David Luera, both of Ballinger, Felix Luera of Metter, Ga., and Ray Luera of Coleman; five daughters, Josephina Dela Cruz of Lamar, Colo., Rosalinda Gonzales of San Antonio, Margarita Luera of Coleman, Lucia Luera of De Leon and Juanita Ortiz of Arlington; a sister, Blasa Morales of Coleman; 52 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Cullom Tucker 
KERRVILLE - Cullom Owen Tucker, 75, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in a local hospital.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunrise Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels.
He was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Greenville, Ill. He retired from the Air Force and Navy after 20 years of service. He was a member of Sunrise Baptist Church, the Air Force Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Tucker of Kerrville; three sons, Larry Tucker of San Diego, John Tucker of Houston and Jeffrey Tucker of Austin; three stepdaughters, Cathy Taylor of San Antonio, Judy Kriger of Lytle and Susan Casey of Center Point; a stepson, David Gardner of Kerrville; a brother, John Tucker of San Diego; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Billie Kensing 
KERRVILLE - Billie Ruth Lovewell Kensing, 68, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Kerrville.
Service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Grimes Funeral Chapels with burial in Garden of Memories.
She was born Feb. 1, 1931, in Nashville, Ark., and had lived in Kerrville for five years, moving from Center Point. She retired from Kerrville State Hospital as head of nursing services. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Kensing of Kerrville, Larry Kensing of Boerne and Steven Kensing of San Antonio; a brother, William Lovewell of Eugene, Ore.; four sisters, Josephine Horton of Hunt, Omega "Midge" Smith of Port Lavaca, and Peggy Kensing and Sue Lock, both of San Antonio; five grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris Gildon 
MONAHANS - Doris Gildon, 92, of Monahans died Friday, May 7, 1999, in a Midland nursing facility.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born April 3, 1907, in Redwater and had lived in Monahans since 1941. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include two sons, Charles K. Gildon of Portland, Texas, and M. Heston Gildon of Rockport; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth McClinton 
SWEETWATER - Elizabeth P. McClinton, 91, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in a local hospital. Services are pending at McCoy Funeral Home.

Renee Jackson 
KERRVILLE - Renee Jackson, 79, of Ingram died Friday, May 7, 1999, in a local care center.
Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Overby Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 21, 1919, in Hamlin. She was a member of Sidney Baker Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Dean F. Jackson of Ingram; a daughter, Suzane Maloan of Houston; a son, Dean F. Jackson Jr. of Dallas; a brother, Taylor Sipe of San Angelo; and three grandchildren.

Gaston Hill 
KERRVILLE - Gaston W. Hill, 94, of San Antonio died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in a San Antonio care center.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements are by Overby Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 4, 1904, in Cass County and had lived in Kerrville from 1972 to 1996. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Billie Jean Hollis of San Antonio; two sisters, Louise Rogers and Margaret Few, both of Houston; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Sam Patterson 
PAMPA - Sam Walker Patterson, 88, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Pampa.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in San Saba City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Howell-Doran Funeral Home of San Saba with local arrangements by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
He was born Sept. 22, 1910, in San Benito. He retired as senior draftsman for Gulf Oil Corp. in 1973 after numerous years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of San Saba and San Saba Masonic Lodge 191 AF&AM.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel S. Patterson of San Saba; a daughter, Mary Jo Fiveash of Pampa; and a sister, Mary Jordan of Pauls Valley, Okla.

WILLIAM THOMAS `BILL' GORDON JR. 
William Thomas "Bill" Gordon Jr., M.D., 67, of San Angelo died at 7:02 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, at his residence.
Dr. Gordon was born July 23, 1931, in Tulsa, Okla. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was employed with San Angelo Radiologists, P.A., for 30 years. He was a Mason and a member of Alpha Sigma Phi. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma Medical School. He was past president of the County Medical Society, counselor for TMA, chief of staff at St. John's Hospital, secretary of surgical staff and past member of CVOG. Dr. Gordon and Clara B. Powell were married Oct. 8, 1955, in Gainesville.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Gordon of San Angelo; and one daughter, Linda Cummins, one son, William Thomas Gordon III, and two granddaughters, Caroline Cummins and Katie Cummins, all of Austin.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 10, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carl Rohlfs and the Rev. Maurice Voity officiating. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, in the Rosedale Cemetery in Ada, Okla.
Pallbearers will be Pascal Allison, Wilson Rink and members of San Angelo Radiology.

KEVIN LEE GOETZ 
Kevin Lee Goetz, 19, of San Angelo died Friday, May 7, 1999.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 10, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Baden of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Eola officiating. Burial will be in the Mereta Cemetery.
Kevin was born Sept. 4, 1979, in San Angelo.
He is survived by his parents, Billy and Carolyn Goetz of Mereta; one sister, Valerie Goetz of Mereta; his paternal grandparents, Marilyn Goetz of Carlsbad and Jerald and Alice Brooks of Fort Davis; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mikeska of Eola; his great-grandmother, Viola Singleton of Carlsbad; a special friend, Shawna McCormick of San Angelo; aunts and uncles, Vonda and Mike Neeley of Grape Creek, Edwina Cadwalader of Wichita Falls, Randy and Cindy Brooks of England and Wesly and Kari Mikeska of San Angelo; and numerous cousins.
Pallbearers will be Craig Box, Scott Briley, Jamie Edwards, Jason Neeley, Josh Edwards and Dusty Herrera. Honorary pallbearers will be Weston Cadwalader, Cody Sturm, Clay Neeley and Kyle Hollon.

DANIEL D. HERRERA 
Daniel D. Herrera, 21, of Wall died Friday, May 7, 1999, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 9, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 10, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Droll officiating. Burial will follow in St. Ambrose Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Randy Howell, Chad Roberts, Shane Herrera, Jamie Edwards, Ricky Morales, Rusty Swain, Casey Baize and Chris Contreras. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Goetz, Kyle Holland, Josh Edwards, Billy Bradford, Phillip Herrera, Hilario Herrera III, Shanon Thrower, Brian Valdez and Manny Martinez.
Daniel was born April 14, 1978, in San Angelo. He graduated in 1996 from Wall High School, where he played baseball and football, being the first team running back and making the all-West Texas team his junior and senior years. Daniel was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and was employed by Concho Pipeline.
Daniel was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandfathers, Walter Schwartz and Hilario Herrera.
Survivors include his mother, Judy Schwartz Herrera, his father, Daniel Herrera, two brothers, Dusty and Guthrey Herrera, two sisters, Heather and Holli Herrera, his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Schwartz, and his paternal grandmother, Seferina Herrera, all of San Angelo.
Daniel was a good and loving son who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.


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