Obituaries

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23
Jul

David Lewis Maley

David Lewis Maley, 71, of Fort Worth, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Harris Methodist Hospital.

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg.

Survivors include his twin sister and spouse, Judith and Terry Mashburn.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Wed
23
Jul

Ethel J. Patterson

Ethel J. Patterson, 83, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, July 14, 2014.

Graveside services and interment were held Tuesday, July 22, at 1 p.m. at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston.

Memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg DAV or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
23
Jul

James E. Talley


JAMES E. TALLEY

James E. Talley, 81, of Fredericksburg, died on his birthday, Monday, July 14, 2014.

A memorial service was held Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. William Karlson officiating.

Talley was born July 14, 1933, in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tip Talley. He married Charlotte Lee Jester who preceded him in death in January 2009.

Talley’s family moved to Texas in his youth, settling in the Corpus Christi area. He joined the United States Army in the early 1950’s and was promoted to corporal while stationed in Germany.

After marriage, the Talleys lived in Ingleside and he was employed at the Reynolds Metals Co. aluminum plant.

Eventually, he became self-employed with JET Contracting, an industrial mowing business with contracts to maintain the local DuPont Chemical plant and Exxon tank farms and pipelines.

Wed
23
Jul

Mrs. Cecil Welch

Mrs. Cecil Welch, 96, nee Freda J. Clark of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services and interment were held Friday, July 18, at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa with the Rev. Clark Rocca officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home of Fredericksburg.

Mrs. Welch was born Jan. 24, 1918, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter Floyd Clark and Mae Davis Clark. She married Cecil Welch on July 22, 1942, in Oklahoma. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Steve Watson, and a son, John Clark Welch, all of Fredericksburg.

Survivors also include three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Welch was preceded in death by five siblings, including Ernest Clark, Jim Clark, Florence Vaughn, Lou Crawford and Mildred Clark.

Wed
23
Jul

Jack Aubrey White


JACK AUBREY WHITE

Jack Aubrey White, 84, of Keene and formerly of Brady, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Burleson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Brady with interment following at Live Oak Cemetery in Brady.

White was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Cooper, the son of Ben L. White and Mae Henson White. He married Nelda Jean Jeffreys on Aug. 15, 1947. She preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 2012.

The Whites ranched at Brady before moving to Missouri where they operated a plumbing business.

They moved to Odessa in 1953, and he spent the next 58 years as an oilfield engineer/supervisor throughout west Texas and eastern New Mexico.

In 1982, the Whites moved back to Brady, then eventually to Mason and Fredericksburg.

After her death, he moved to Keene.

Mon
21
Jul

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after July 16 will appear under this heading.

 

MRS. EUGENE J. LITTON

Mrs. Eugene J. Litton, 92, nee Dorothy M. Holloway of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 18, 2014, in a Houston hospital.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 22, from 5-8 p.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will continue Wednesday, July 23, from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 23, at 1 p.m., in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Stonewall Baptist Church or to First Baptist Church in Fredericksburg.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
16
Jul

Hilda L. Feller

Hilda L. Feller, 88, nee Triesch, of Harper, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the Harper Community Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Hofmann officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Friday evening, July 11.

Mrs. Feller was born March 31, 1926, in Blanco, the daughter of Gus Triesch and Rosie White Triesch. She married Raymond Feller Sr. who preceded her in death on June 13, 1982.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny and Darlene Feller of Carlsbad, Texas, and Roy and Ann Feller of Llano, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by four sisters, including Mary Lee Gass and her husband, Raymond, and Genavive Kohlenberg, all of New Braunfels; Erna Pfullman of Dripping Springs, and Leona Penshorn of Marion.

Wed
16
Jul

Norma Frantzen

Norma Frantzen, 96, nee Wendel, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 11, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation will be held today, Wednesday, July 16, from 5-8 p.m.

Visitation will continue on Thursday, July 17, from 9-10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, where the funeral will begin at 10 a.m.

Interment follows in Der Stadt Friedhof.

Memorials may be made to Kids for Christ, Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
16
Jul

Mami Mary Gurrola


MAMI MARIA GURROLA

Mami Mary Gurrola, 64, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 4, 2014.

A funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Scott Janysek officiating.

Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Deacon Francisco DeLaTorre led a vigil service Tuesday evening, July 8, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held that evening and Wednesday morning.

Mrs. Gurrola was born April 15, 1950, in Mexico, the daughter of Auerilio Rivera and Maria Neri Rivera. She married Guillermo Gurrola who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, three sons and spouses, including Memo and Ana Gurrola, Javier and Noemi Gurrola and Lore Gurrola, all of Fredericksburg, and Raymundo and Pilar Gurrola of Frisco.

Survivors also include 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Wed
16
Jul

Harold Louis Karger

Harold Louis Karger, 92, of Comfort, died Sunday, July 7, 2014.

Graveside services with military honors and interment were held Monday, July 14, at 10 a.m. at Imperial Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home of Comfort.

Karger was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Kendall County, the son of Louis Karger and Jennie Sabban Karger. He married Genevie Blossom who preceded him in death.

A World War II veteran, Karger served in the U.S. Army from Oct. 7, 1942, until Dec. 9, 1945, and was discharged as a private first class.

Survivors include two sisters, Paula Allerkamp of Comfort, and Jean Lois Mohr of Fredericksburg.

In addition to his wife and parents, Karger was preceded in death by two sisters, Milbie Bohnert and Bella Luedke.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

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