Obituaries

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Billy Milton Ray


BILLY MILTON RAY

Billy Milton Ray, 93, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services and interment were held Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Nathan C. Aviles officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Ray was born March 1, 1920, in Shreveport, La., the son of Bedford Forrest Ray and Johnie Pearl Burke Ray. He married Elizabeth Wilson. They later divorced.

He then married Ann (Jane) Buckwalter Dancy. They were married for 40 years until her death in 2005.

A graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, Ray received his master of science degree from the University of Pittsburg where he also taught for three years.

Ray spent his career in engineering, including seven years managing a nuclear weapons test program at the Naval Ammunition Depot in Lualualei, Hawaii.

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Dec

Ronald Raoul Reese


RONALD REESE

Ronald Raoul Reese, 79, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.

Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Reese was born July 31, 1934, in Houston, the son of John Goodwin Reese and Lucille DelHomme Reese. He married Sarah Huber on June 27, 1959, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Reese is survived by four daughters, three sons and spouses, including Celeste Reese of Austin; Laura and Randy Carle, Missouri City; Sherri Angels, Burnet; Ron and Diana Reese, Texarkana, Ark.; Joe Reese, Pearland; Pauline and Bill Herbert, Marble Falls, and John and Courtney Reese, Arlington.

Survivors also include 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Reese was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Aaron Reese.

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23
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Susan Marie Spangenberg

Susan Marie Spangenberg, 37, of Austin and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Private disposition of the cremains is planned at a later date.

A complete obituary will follow.

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23
Dec

Ruby Thompson

Ruby Thompson, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
18
Dec

Ruby Achinelli

Ruby Achinelli, 86, nee Rossberg, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

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18
Dec

Juanita Monreal

Juanita Monreal, 93, nee Benavides, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 5-7 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 19, from 7 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

A rosary service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m., at the funeral chapel.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
18
Dec

Billy Milton Ray

Billy Milton Ray, 93, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services and interment were held Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m., in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

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18
Dec

Ronald Reese

Ronald Reese, 79, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Dell Children’s Hospital, 4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX 78723, or the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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18
Dec

Susan Marie Spangenberg

Susan Marie Spangenberg, 37, of Austin and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors Saturday, from 10-11 a.m., at the funeral chapel.

Private disposition of the cremains is planned at a later date.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

 

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18
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Peggy Whitworth


PEGGY WHITWORTH

Peggy Whitworth, 84, nee Leinweber, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Noxville, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Mrs. Whitworth was born Dec. 25, 1928, in San Angelo, the daughter of Robert Leinweber and Lena Pearl Banta Leinweber. She married Worth Whitworth on March 25, 1955, in Junction and they worked as ranchers. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by five children and their spouses, including Worth and Judy Whitworth, of Tahoka; Zane and Waldo Henderson, of McQueeney; Zack Whitworth, of Buda; Whitney and Janna Whitworth, of Thrall, and Zsa and Garth Wainwright, of San Antonio.

Survivors also include 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, including Anna Davis of Pasadena and JoAnn Taylor of Fredericksburg.

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