Obituaries

Thu
21
Nov

Fatime Kothe

Fatima Kothe, 26, nee Galindo, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2013.

Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 4-8 p.m. in Schaetter Funeral Home. A rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Her body will lie in state in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with graveside services following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Thu
21
Nov

Kerry Vern Schmidt

Kerry Vern Schmidt, 63, nee Baethge, of Bryan and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Brazos Valley or the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wed
13
Nov

Peggy Jean Adams


PEGGY JEAN ADAMS

Peggy Jean Adams, 80, nee Mize, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in San Antonio.

No services are planned at the time. The body was cremated.

Mrs. Adams was born May 30, 1933, in Devine, the daughter of Morris Lenton Mize and Myrtice Josephine Sweatt Mize. She married Herbert Adams on Nov. 10, 1950, in San Antonio and he survives.

She was a 1950 graduate of Edison High School in San Antonio.

Mrs. Adams is survived by two sons and one daughter, including Douglas Adams of Rockport; Dr. Linda Adams, San Diego, Calif., and Dr. William Adams, Durham, N.C., and two grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her step-father, Carl Rischner, and a brother, Morris Leon Mize.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.

Wed
13
Nov

Frances Marjorie Barbour

Frances Marjorie Barbour, 82, nee Blum, of Rockport, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Grace House in Bee Cave.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockport. A rosary service begins at 1:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 114 North Church Street, Rockport, TX 78382.

Arrangements are under the direction of All Faiths Funeral Services of Austin.

A complete obit will follow.

Wed
13
Nov

Ina J. Brown


INA J. BROWN

Ina J. Brown, 83, nee Sanders, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

A memorial service was held Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Witt officiating.

Visitation was held Saturday evening, Nov. 9, at the funeral chapel.

Mrs. Brown was born April 29, 1930, in Raymondville, the daughter of Conda and Winnie Sanders. She married Max Brown who survives.

After studying animal husbandry at Texas A&I University, she moved to the Mississippi Delta of southeast Arkansas.

She worked with quarter horse shows, showing reining and cutting horses.

For many years, she worked at the Eudora Livestock Auction, and in the 1970’s served as the Chicot County Treasurer.

The Browns moved to Montrose, Colo., in the early 1980s, and to Fredericksburg in 2004.

Wed
13
Nov

Darell Jay Fell

Darell Jay Fell, 75, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
13
Nov

John Ray Pierce

John Ray Pierce, 90, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Fredericksburg Nursing Home.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park near Burnet, under the direction of Girdner Funeral Home of Abilene.

Pierce was born July 21, 1923, in Carbon. He married Agner Muler who preceded him in death.

A longtime Burnet County resident, Pierce was retired from the Lower Colorado River Authority. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Cora Pierce of Abilene; a brother, Aaron Pierce of Houston; two sisters, Elizabeth Lanningham and Vergie Mahoney, both of the Dallas area, and numerous grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, Pierce was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Faulkner, and two brothers.

Wed
13
Nov

Mrs. Perry Priess


MRS. PERRY PRIESS

Mrs. Perry Priess, 86, nee Frances Haler, of Mason, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Windcrest Nursing Home in Fredericksburg.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason with interment following in Gooch Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mason Funeral Home where visitation was held Tuesday evening, Nov. 5.

Mrs. Priess was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Mason, the daughter of George Haler and Grace Ledbetter Haler. She married Perry Priess on Dec. 25, 1943, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death.

Over the years, Mrs. Priess participated in the women’s organizations at her church.

She is survived by one son, two daughters and spouses, including Danny and Doris Priess of Sunrise Beach; Kay Parrot, Coleman, and Brenda and John Miller, Kerrville; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Wed
13
Nov

Dorothy Nell Ramsey


DOROTHY NELL RAMSEY

Dorothy Nell Ramsey, 92, nee Mosley, of San Antonio and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

Services will be held Sunday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Lost Creek Vineyard tasting room, 1129 Ranch Road 2233, Sunrise Beach.

Mrs. Ramsey was born Oct. 29, 1921. She married Max Eldon Ramsey who preceded her in death.

She was a Baylor University graduate and a trained dietician. She lived in Fredericksburg from 1999-2006.

A vocalist and former president of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs, Mrs. Ramsey was dedicated to preserving music and performing arts programs for students. 

Mrs. Ramsey is survived by three children, including Paige Ramsey-Palmer of San Antonio; Carolyn Ramsey Cole, San Pablo, Calif., and Max Eldon Ramsey Jr., Marble Falls; seven granddaughters, and eight great-grandchildren. 

Wed
13
Nov

Winston J. (Sy) Simonsen


W.J. (SY) SIMONSEN

Winston J. (Sy) Simonsen, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church with the Reverends Casey Zesch, Travis Meier, Elliot Pancoast and Richard Wagner officiating.

Marjorie Ottmers was the organist; Bill Smallwood, trumpeter; Tyler Simonsen and Kathleen Rae, the vocalists and Brent Carr, guitarist.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Thursday evening, Nov. 7.

Simonsen was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Kimballton, Iowa, the son of Arthur Simonsen and Margaret Jersild Simonsen. His family moved to Texas when he was three years old.

After graduating from Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, he enrolled at the University of Texas, and while there, joined the United States Air Force.

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