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Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan, 66, of San Angelo died Monday, June 28, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Paul Terry officiating. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Abilene and had been a longtime resident of San Angelo. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was a carpenter.
Survivors include three nieces, Carolyn Haynes of San Angelo, Diana Kirchner of Colorado City and Teresa Jones of Rowlett; a brother-in-law, Bob McClure of Colorado City; and six nephews.

Marguerite Wren
STANTON - Marguerite Wren, 82, of Stanton died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in a Midland hospital.
Service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are by Gilbreath Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 5, 1917, in Water Valley, Miss., and was a longtime resident of Stanton. She was a homemaker, a farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Chalmer Wren Jr. of Stanton, Bobby Lewis Wren of Houston and Glen Allen Wren of Trier, Germany; a brother, Earl Shippey of Houston; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Robert Davis
JUNCTION - Robert Earl Davis, 92, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in a local hospital.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Graham Funeral Home.
He was born March 6, 1907, in Kimble County. He was a rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Conn Davis of Junction; a son, Bobby Davis of Junction; two brothers, Allen Davis of London and W.A. ``Ab'' Davis of Junction; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Velma McFarlen
SWEETWATER - Velma B. McFarlen, 90, of Sweetwater died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 30, 1908, in Eskota. She was homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Johnny Anyan and Tollie Smith, both of Abilene, and Ordella Spradling of Lubbock; six sisters; two brothers; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and Lou Hutchison of Sweetwater.

Lottie Cummings
WINTERS - Lottie Louise Cummings, 84, of Winters died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in a Midland nursing center.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Winters Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 18, 1914, in Marlin and had been a lifetime of Runnels County. She was employed by Dry Manufacturing and was a Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Lera Kay Randolph of Midland; a brother, Arthur Dean of Robert Lee; two sisters, Ivie Reese of East Wenatchee, Wash., and Dorothy Robbins of Abilene; three grandchildren; and six grandchildren.

MARY LYNN KUSIOR
SAN MARCOS - Mary Lynn Kusior of Levelland, Texas, passed away in her home Monday, June 28, 1999, at the age of 46. She was born in East St. Louis, Ill., on Nov. 15, 1952, to John and Eileen Kusior.
Ms. Kusior is survived by her loving parents, John and Eileen Kusior of Caseyville, Ill.; daughter, Aelly Clark and son, Bryon Bartley, both of San Marcos; sister, Joan Marie Stephens of Plano; and husband, Douglas Eady of Levelland.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1, in the Thomason Funeral Home Chapel. Burial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2, at St. John's Catholic Church with interment following in the San Marcos City Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Thomason Funeral Home, San Marcos (512) 396-2300.

MILDRED AVERY DOUGLAS
McCAMEY - Mildred Avery Douglas, 87, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at the Songbird Lodge in Brownwood. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, in Resthaven Cemetery in McCamey with Pastor Brian Crittendon officiating. All services are under the direction of Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
Mrs. Douglas was born Sept. 19, 1911, in Oklahoma. She had been a resident of McCamey for 50 years before she was transferred from McCamey Convalescent Center to Songbird Lodge in Brownwood. She was a member of East Side Baptist Church.
Mrs. Douglas was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper ``Jap'' Douglas. She is survived by four nieces, Betty Cole of Brownwood, Esther Chavez, Sybil Turner and Sadie Means, all from California; four stepnieces, Joy Robinson of Uvalde, LaNell Champion of Kingsland, Alene Hunt of La Pryor and Lana Beth Walch of Big Lake; two nephews, Jesse Dotson of San Angelo and Stanley Jackson of Washington; and one stepnephew, Kenneth Lemons of Victoria.
Her nieces and nephews were a big part of her life and were dearly loved. Always witty and ready to give us a laugh, she will be missed by all.

BESSIE LEE DAVENPORT WEBB
BALLINGER - Bessie Webb, 97, of Ballinger and lifelong resident of Runnels County died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in Canterbury Villa Nursing Home in Ballinger.
Service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at the Ballinger First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Old Runnels Cemetery.
Bessie was born Nov. 7, 1901, near Old Runnels to William and Emily Johnson Davenport. She was one of 12 children and is the last survivor of her family.
Bessie attended Ballinger schools and married Vernon Webb on April 10, 1920. Both Bessie and Vernon came from Runnels County pioneer ranching and farming families. Vernon and Bess ranched and farmed in their later years. Mr. Webb preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1989.
Bessie worked as a sales clerk for 20 years at the JC Penney Ballinger store where she retired in 1960.
Bessie was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ballinger since the 1930s. She was a 50-year member of the Philathea Sunday school class and an Eastern Star member. She loved being a homemaker and won many awards for her needlework.
Bessie is survived by one son, Charles Vernon and his wife, Stella, of Ballinger; three grandchildren, JoAnne Webb of San Angelo, Charlotte Stuard and husband, Ron, of Sheffield and Don C. Webb and wife, Amy, of Baton Rouge, La.; and four great-granddaughters, Karen Gothard and Tracy Wortham of San Angelo, Melissa Hanna of Norman, Okla., and Erin Stuard of College Station; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mrs. Webb's nephews.

JEREMY SHANE RILEY
AUSTIN - Jeremy Shane Riley, 26, of Round Rock passed away Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in an Austin hospital. He was born Jan 9, 1973, in Austin.
Jeremy is survived by his mother, Connie Allen of Round Rock; father, Harmon Jenkins Riley Jr. of San Angelo; sister, Shaunda Allen of Round Rock; brother, Danny Riley of San Angelo; and grandparents, M.B. and Sadie McKinney of San Angelo and H.J. Riley Sr. and Lucille Riley of Eden.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 1, in Beck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Hall officiating. Interment will be in Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo. Arrangements are by Beck Funeral Home.

TOMMY GIVENS
ROCKDALE - Tommy Givens, 84, passed away June 27, 1999.
Memorial service will be at a later date in Graham. Arrangements are by Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home.
He had lived in Henderson for 25 years after living in San Angelo and Corpus Christi. He was employed by F.C. Barr as a pipeline patrol pilot for oil companies. He was a member of First Christian Church, Experimental Aircraft Association and Quiet Birdman. He was a civilian pilot instructor in World War II at Avenger Field in Sweetwater teaching WASPS.
He is survived by one son, Kent Givens of Rockdale; two daughters, Jan Denton of Dallas and Janie Needham Wilkins of Humble; and five grandchildren, Libby, Katherine and Will Denton, Jessica Givens and Todd Cooper.

Priscilla Rodriguez
PECOS - Priscilla G. Rodriguez, 43, of Midland died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in a Midland hospital.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today in Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.
She was born April 23, 1956, in Pecos. She worked for Dillards in Midland and had retired. She was a Catholic.
Survivors include her mother, Elvira Rodriguez of Pecos; two brothers, Enrique Rodriguez Jr. of Pecos and Robert Rodriguez of Las Vegas; and five sisters, Velma Minjarez, Faye Valles and Betty Rodriguez, all of Pecos, Edna Martinez of Carlsbad, N.M., and Diana Rayos of Las Vegas.

Alma Aiken
BIG SPRING - Alma Canant Aiken, 81, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at her residence.
Private family service will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born July 20, 1917, in Beaumont and was a lifetime resident, moving to Big Spring recently. She was a Methodist.
Survivors include her husband, Allan Aiken of Big Spring; two daughters, Vicki Zick of Beaumont and Barbara Dunaven of Big Spring; a brother, Douglas Canant of Beaumont; two sisters, Willie May Richardson of Lampasas and Alice Powers of Port Arthur; and three grandchildren.

Chester Cordes
BIG SPRING - Chester Cordes, 66, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at his residence.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today in Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born April 16, 1933, in La Grange and was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. A Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was manager of Pinkies Liquor Store for 15 years.
Survivors include a son, Jim Cordes of Big Spring; a brother, Oney Cordes of Harlingen; and several nieces and nephews.

Justa Zamora
MENARD - Justa Maria Gonzales Zamora, 74, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in Menard.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Fredericksburg. She was a cook and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include four sons, John Zamora Jr. and Danny Zamora, both of Round Rock, Florencio Zamora of Austin and Ector Zamora of Eden; three daughters, Elida Saucedo and Genova Perez, both of Menard, and Isabel Galindo of Brownwood; two brothers, Pete Gonzales of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Johnny Gonzales of Menard; three sisters, Rebecca Gonzales and Modesta Castillo, both of Menard, and Estella Robles of Eden; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Birdie Hale
SWEETWATER - Birdie Hale, 87, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in McCoy Chapel of Memories with burial in Roby Cemetery.
She was born in Cottonwood and had been a longtime resident of Fisher County. She was a homemaker, farmer and a member of the Longworth Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Tommy Hale of Sweetwater and Coavert Hale of Euless; two brothers, Troy Moore of Slaton and Frank Moore of Lueders; five sisters, Edna Gann of Rotan, Mary Wright of Kilgore, Dee Sims of Seminole, Tommie Davis of Sweetwater and Lyndall Coley of Bixby, Okla.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arthur Wimmer III
BALLINGER - Arthur Lloyd ``Scooter'' Wimmer III, 51, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in Ballinger.
Service will be at 10 a.m. today in Rains-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
He was born May 31, 1948, in Dallas and was a resident of Ballinger. He had worked in the oil and gas industry. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Dallas and the Texas Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
Survivors include his parents, Arthur and Virginia Wimmer of Plano; two sons, Shawn Wimmer of Houston and Shannon Wimmer of Austin; and three grandchildren.

ABRAM HOGEDA
Abram Hogeda, 70, of San Angelo died at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in a local hospital. He was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Paint Rock. He was employed at the San Angelo Independent School District and was a member of Primera Iglesia Bautista. He married Lupe Salazar July 14, 1984, in San Angelo.
Abram is survived by his wife, Lupe, of San Angelo; five daughters, Debbie Stanton and husband, Maurice, of Carrollton, Maria Gonzales and husband, Manuel, of San Antonio, Elizabeth Hogeda-Romo of Austin, Barbara Hogeda of San Antonio and Sylvia Siefring of San Angelo; four stepchildren, Thelma Losoya and husband, Jose, Ramon Rodriguez and wife, Priscilla, and Eli Rodriguez and wife, Laura, all of San Angelo, and Ruben Rodriguez and wife, Michelle, of New Braunfels; 19 grandchildren; three brothers, Marcos, Crecencio and Joe Hogeda, all of San Angelo; three sisters, Angelita Castenada of San Angelo, Cleophus Zapata of Abilene and Juanita Lucio of San Angelo. He was preceded in death by one son, John A. Hogeda; and a grandson, Adam Hogeda.
Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, July 2, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at Primera Iglesia Bautista on Irving Street. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Cuellar will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Tony Gonzales, Thomas Anderson, Adam Zepeda Sr., Johnny Bejil, Dick Cuellar and Henry Hogeda.

JOVITA RAMIREZ DEL RIO
Jovita Ramirez Del Rio, 101, of San Angelo died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in a local hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Gutierrez Funeral Chapels. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Joe Vasquez officiating. Interment will follow in Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Gutierrez Funeral Chapels.
Mrs. Del Rio was born in Verjel, Durango, Mexico, on Jan. 15, 1898. She was preceded in death by her husband, Regino M. Del Rio.
Survivors include three sons, Juan Del Rio of Abilene and Jose Del Rio and Jose Del Rio Jr., both of San Angelo; seven daughters, Blanca Trask, Margaret Sosa, Hilaria Rodriguez, Juanita Velez, Martha Del Rio Rodriguez and Dolores Del Rio Garcia, all of San Angelo, and Mary Ellen Graves of Baltimore.
She also is survived by a beloved granddaughter, Helen Sosa Bolen of Indiana and 26 other grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

ELSIE KLOESEL
BALLINGER - Elsie (Mrs. Emil) Kloesel, 85, of Rowena died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in Heritage Oaks Estate Nursing Home.
Rosary will be at 8 p.m. Friday, July 2, in Rains-Seale Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena with Father Stephen Kennelly and Father Hugh Wade concelebrating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Elsie was born April 28, 1914, in Taylor to Frank and Theresa Kasper Urbanek. She married Emil Kloesel Nov. 11, 1933, in Rowena. He preceded her in death Sept. 21, 1983. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena, St. Ann's Altar Society and Christian Mothers of America.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Schwertner and husband, Robert, of Rowena; a granddaughter, Ruth Ann Halfmann and husband, Mark, of San Angelo; a great-grandson, Kyle Halfmann; two brothers, Alex Urbanek of Taylor and Leo Urbanek of Oxford, Miss.; and a sister, Bertha Wheeless of Worland, Wyo.

Cheryl Johnson
SWEETWATER - Cheryl Lynn Johnson, 47, of Granite Shoals and formerly of Roscoe, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today in McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial in Maryneal Cemetery.
She was born March 3, 1952, in Sweetwater and lived in Granite Shoals for 20 years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Johnson of Granite Shoals; three sons, Shawn Paske of Lubbock and Shelby Kindrick and Steele Johnson, both of Granite Shoals; four daughters, Dee Paske of Marble Falls, Heather Kindrick of Lubbock and Charity Kindrick and Emmie Kindrick, both of Granite Shoals; her mother, Verna Sanders of Gainesville; two sisters, Carol Albro of Gainesville and Marlene Rice of Denton; and two grandchildren.

Marion Sunderman
FREDERICKSBURG - Marion E. Sunderman, 85, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schaetter Funeral Home.
He was born March 26, 1914, in Mena, Ark. He was a member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Doylene Hunter Sunderman of Fredericksburg; two sons, Michael Paul Sunderman of Del Valle and Danny Sunderman of Houston; two sisters, Helen Larson of Minnesota and Kerrville and Lillian Graeber of Indiana; and a brother, Glen Holliday of Arkansas; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Fred Patterson
KERRVILLE - Fred Patterson, 92, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels.
He was born July 19, 1906, in Vandalia, Ill., and had been a resident of Kerrville since 1988. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a theater manager and a farmer and was a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Patterson of Kerrville; a daughter, Jean T. Clark of Kerrville; a sister, Mildred Ellman of Florida; and three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Verda Hargrove
BRADY - Verda M. Hargrove, 91, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Leatherwood Colonial Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 10, 1907, in Winfield, Ala., and was a lifetime resident of the Brady area. She was a registered nurse and a member of the First Christian Church and the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Hargrove of Brady; a daughter, Sandra Daniel of Brady; two grandchildren, Suzanne Fisher of Brady and David Daniel of Voca; and four great-grandchildren.

Markie Plemmons
KINGSLAND - Markie Plemmons, 16, of Sunrise Beach died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in Sunrise Beach.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sunrise Beach Baptist Church with burial in Sandy Mountain Cemetery in Sunrise Beach. Arrangements are by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 18, 1982, in Mobile, Ala., and had lived in Sunrise Beach for six years. He was a student at Llano High School.
Survivors include his father, Mark Allen Plemmons of Sunrise Beach; his mother, Donnis Daniels of Summerdale, Ala.; two brothers, Thomas Andrew Plemmons of Sunrise Beach and Jeffrey Dale Neaves of Stephenville; a sister, Audrie Leigh Neaves of Mississippi; paternal grandfather, Carl Plemmons of Pensacola, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Wanda Silcose of Summerdale, Ala.; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Davis of Mobile.

Anona Denning
COLEMAN - Anona Denning, 91, of Dallas died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at her residence.
Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Coleman City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Henderson Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 22, 1907, in Alamogordo, N.M., and had been a resident of Dallas since 1928. She worked in private industry and the United States Government and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include cousins, Sammie Baker of North Richland Hills; Mrs. George Murphy of Pebble Beach, Calif.; and several other cousins.

ELSIE KLOESEL
BALLINGER - Elsie (Mrs. Emil) Kloesel, 85, of Rowena died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in Heritage Oaks Estate Nursing Home.
Rosary was Friday, July 2, in Rains-Seale Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena with Father Stephen Kennelly and Father Hugh Wade concelebrating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Elsie was born April 28, 1914, in Taylor to Frank and Theresa Kasper Urbanek. She married Emil Kloesel Nov. 11, 1933, in Rowena. He preceded her in death Sept. 21, 1983. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena, St. Ann's Altar Society and Christian Mothers of America.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Schwertner and husband, Robert, of Rowena; a granddaughter, Ruth Ann Halfmann and husband, Mark, of San Angelo; a great-grandson, Kyle Halfmann; two brothers, Alex Urbanek of Taylor and Leo Urbanek of Oxford, Miss.; and a sister, Bertha Wheeless of Worland, Wyo.

JOVITA RAMIREZ DEL RIO
Jovita Ramirez Del Rio, 101, of San Angelo died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in a local hospital.
Rosary was Friday, July 2, at Gutierrez Funeral Chapels. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Joe Vasquez officiating. Interment will follow in Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Gutierrez Funeral Chapels.
Mrs. Del Rio was born in Verjel, Durango, Mexico, on Feb. 15, 1898. She was preceded in death by her husband, Regino M. Del Rio.
Survivors include three sons, Juan Del Rio of Abilene and Jose Del Rio and Jose Del Rio Jr., both of San Angelo; seven daughters, Blanca Trask, Margaret Sosa, Hilaria Rodriguez, Juanita Velez, Martha Del Rio Rodriguez and Dolores Del Rio Garcia, all of San Angelo, and Mary Ellen Graves of Baltimore.
She also is survived by a beloved granddaughter, Helen Sosa Bolen of Indiana and 26 other grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Anthony Sosa, Jose Del Rio Jr., David Rodriguez, Fernando Lerma, Neri D. Sosa and Ricardo Del Rio.

EVELYN JETER BASDEN
Evelyn Jeter Basden, 80, of San Angelo died in a local hospital Thursday, July 1, 1999. She was born in Haywood County, Tennessee, on April 7, 1919.
Evelyn was our beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was married to James Edward Basden for 58 years. She attended high school in Brownsville, Tenn., and college at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. After her marriage, she moved to Fort Worth where she attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received a diploma in church music. She completed her college degree at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, in 1958.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, James; son, Dr. Edward Jeter Basden and his wife, Claudette, and grandson, Ben, of Waco; and son, Col. James William Basden and his wife, Elizabeth, and three grandchildren, Brent, Brooke and Becky of San Angelo.
Evelyn taught school in Tennessee, Belton, Brownwood and Grand Prairie, Texas. She was a Cub Scout den mother, piano teacher and past president of Women's Clubs in Belton and Brownwood. She was a devoted Christian who taught Sunday school for many years and served her Lord as a pastor's wife. She loved the church and its members.
Memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 3, in the chapel at Baptist Memorials Center.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Sagecrest Alzheimer's Care Center, 902 N. Main, P.O. Box 5661, San Angelo, TX 76902.

MILDRED CHANDLER
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. Psalms 15:13.
CRANE - Mildred Elizabeth Stavley Chandler of Terrell County died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in Crane. She was a Baptist.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 3, at 10 a.m. in Richard W. Box Funeral Home Chapel in Crane. Graveside service will follow at the Chandler Ranch. The Rev. James Medley of the First Baptist Church of Rankin will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Joe A. Chandler, Mike Hill, R.E. Mason, Charles Stavley, James McDonald and Cole Jennings. Honorary pallbearers are C.R. Rylander, Olin Smith, Bill Casstevens, Kenneth Casstevens, Scott Doyle, Joe Allen, Charley Don Carson and Harry Holmes.
Mildred was born March 21, 1919, to Charles Franklin and Lena Schraffl Stavley in Juno, Texas, where her German grandparents settled early in the century. Her parents ranched in the Juno area and owned the store, post office and livery stable there until their move to the Stavley Ranch north of Dryden when Mildred was a school girl.
Mildred married Joe Bailey Chandler, also of Terrell County, in 1936. He preceded her in death in 1992. Also preceding her in death were her parents; her sister, Bertha Mansfield; and her brothers, Howard, Bill and Frank Stavley.
Mildred is survived by two daughters, Charlena Vargas-Prada of Iraan and JoBeth Holub of Dryden; by the fathers of her grandchildren, Augusto Vargas-Prada of Lima, Peru, and E.J. Holub of Midland; and by her grandchildren, Jana Hill and her husband, Mike, of Sanderson, Joell Doyle and her husband, Scott, of Tulia, Joe Austin Chandler and his wife, Nan, of Katy and Anne Vargas-Prada of Boston. She also is survived by six great-grandchildren, Lena, Chandler, Harleigh, Hayden and Rose Hill and Sutton Swinburn. She has one sister, Mae Mason of Crane and one brother and sister-in-law, Ross and Pelham Rose Stavley of Sanderson and sisters-in-law, Elsie Stavley, Myrtle Malone and Lillie Chandler. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and friends. Special friends were all the staff at the Crane County Care Center, Lisa Gibson of Iraan and Susana Falcon of McCamey whose kindness always will be cherished by Mildred's family.
Mildred's quick wit and unfailing sense of humor in all situations will be remembered as well as her unlimited repertoire of jokes. She loved to laugh and easily inspired those around her to join in.
She was hostess and friend to everyone who went to the ranch during the 40 years she and Joe operated a fishing camp and golf course by the Pecos River and Independence Creek, a place that became a second home for many.
``Mildred, these people aren't coming to see us,'' Joe often reminded her, but she knew they were.
Golf was her favorite sport, but she also was the reigning champion of table tennis, where she rarely was defeated. An enthusiastic hunter, she once ran out of ammunition and, after a lively struggle, killed a wounded white-tailed buck with a butcher knife. She and her sister-in-law, Myrtle Chandler, covered many miles on foot as they explored area ranches for purple bottles and arrowheads.
Mildred spoke Spanish fluently and trips to Mexico and South America delighted her. She was chosen room mother by both her daughters' graduation classes in Iraan and sponsored senior trips to Mexico City and New Orleans.
She was an avid reader and worked crossword puzzles constantly. Other interests were television, needlepoint and gambling. Poker games at the ranch and betting on the horse races were pastimes for her and she faithfully played the lottery each week, sure that she'd win big someday.
A friend described Mildred with this quote from poet Thomas Gray: ``Full many a flower was born to blush unseen and waste its sweetness on the desert air.'' She was, to her family and friends, truly a flower in the desert air, and her sweetness was not wasted.
Her merry heart, kind and generous nature and unique personality will be missed by those of us who are left behind.

JESSIE MAE ALBRO
Jessie Mae Vann Albro died July 2, 1999, at home in San Angelo with her daughter and family, Valarie and Randy Mills. She left peacefully surrounded during her last days by her loved ones, granddaughter, Ammity Bristow Lancaster; loving sister, Louise Fox; loving caregiver, Melissa Granada; and Valarie and Randy.
Jessie was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Oct. 13, 1913, to Lydia P. and James G. Vann. She graduated from Draughan Business College in San Antonio. She married Ward S. Albro at midnight on New Year's Eve, 1934. She was active always in any community she lived in and was involved with the activities of her children and grandchildren. She founded and taught Jack & Jill Kindergarten in Fort Stockton during the 1960s and brought many more children into her life.
She and Ward shared a love of antiques and bought and sold a warehouse full. She traveled extensively with her family and friends. She loved to go to any new place and never met a stranger. She is remembered fondly for her zest for living and her love of laughter by those she met along the way.
She had been involved recently in St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Fort Davis and was a past member of St. Paul Presbyterian Church in San Angelo.
Other survivors include a daughter, Ann and Robert Pratt of Fort Davis; a son, Ward and Rosario Albro of Kingsville; brother-in-law, Bill Fox of Brentwood, Tenn.; a total of 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews all of whom loved her dearly and will miss her considerably.
A special thank you to Jean and Hospice of San Angelo for their gentle care during her last days.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at St. Paul Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Craig Meyers officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Johnson's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

JASON SHIPP
ARLINGTON - Jason Daniel Shipp, infant son of Phillip and Kendall Peel Shipp and brother of Ashlee Morgan Shipp, was taken home to Jesus on Thursday, July 1, 1999. Jason was born April 30, 1999, in Plano on April 30, 1999. He passed away in Plano.
Other survivors include grandparents, Dan and Brenda Shipp of Carrollton, Larry and Nancy McSwain of Monroe, N.C., and James ``Buddy'' and Sylvia Peel of San Angelo; paternal great-grandparents, Bill and Ola Faye Shipp of Dallas; and maternal great-grandmother, Louise Ross of Clyde. He also is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom will miss him dearly.
Service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 3, in Moore Funeral Home Chapel, 1219 N. Davis Drive. Burial will be in Moore Memorial Gardens. Service will be officiated by the Rev. Neal Jeffrey.


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