Obituaries

Wed
07
Jan

Mrs. Jim (Alice) Traggis

Mrs. Jim (Alice) Traggis, 92, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.

Arrangements are pending with Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
30
Dec

Rubie Lynn (Tookie) Berggren

Rubie Lynn (Tookie) Berggren, 84, nee Jahns, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church with the Rev. Casey Zesch officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Mrs. Berggren was born Dec. 28, 1929, in Seguin, the daughter of Robert A. Jahns and Erna Adams Jahns. She married Will Rogers Berggren in Hobbs, New Mexico on March 20, 1984. He preceded her in death on May 13, 2014.

She is survived by four children, including David Whiting and his wife, Connie, of Fredericksburg; Russ Whiting and Karla Hackman of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Robin Montgomery and her husband, Mark, of Richardson; and Brian Whiting and his wife, Cyndi, of Montenegro.

Survivors also include eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Leola Jahns and Lee and Beth Jahns, all of Seguin.

Tue
30
Dec

Arthur Carman Bonner

Arthur Carman Bonner, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at First Baptist Church.

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

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
30
Dec

Linda McPhaul Davis

Linda McPhaul Davis, 74, of Austin and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 2, at Austin Oaks Church in Austin.

Arrangements are under the direction of Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, Austin.

Tue
30
Dec

Roy Henry Gipson

Roy Henry Gipson, 86, of Johnson City, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in Fredericksburg.

Funeral services are being held Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m., at Crofts-Crow Funeral Home in Johnson City, with interment following at Der Stadt Friedhof in Fredericksburg.

Memorials may be made to the Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 316, Johnson City, TX 78636 or North Blanco County EMS, P.O. Box 557, Johnson City, TX 78636.

A complete obituary will follow.

Tue
30
Dec

Frank Habecker Sr.


FRANK HABECKER SR.

Frank Habecker Sr., 78, of Mason, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason with the Rev. Tim Scheffel officiating. Dreu Bearden was the organist.

Interment followed at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery at Doss.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mason Funeral Home where visitation was held Sunday evening, Dec. 21.

Habecker was born Feb. 18, 1936, in Kerrville, the son of Emil Habecker Sr. and Viola Seiter Habecker. His first wife, the former Jeannie Freeman, preceded him in death. He married Helen Meyer Schmidt in 2008 and she survives.

At age 19, Habecker went to work for the Texas Highway Department.  He then started his own business doing site work and road construction.  He also built construction pads and sold red granite road material.

He was also a private pilot, a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason, and a Scoutmaster.

Tue
30
Dec

Albert Hallford

Albert Hallford, 81, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

Graveside services and interment were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, at East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton.

A celebration of his life will be held locally at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Hallford was born Sept. 5, 1933, in Fort Stockton, the son of Currie Hallford and Annie Webb Hallford. He married Margaret McKinney in 1962, and she survives.

A U.S. Army veteran, Hallford served from 1954-56.

He received a master of education degree from Sul Ross University in Alpine, and for 40 years, was a teacher/principal in Balmorhea and Alpine.

He had also served as an Alpine municipal judge and was a cattle rancher.

In addition to his wife, Hallford is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Scott Stone of Ridgefield, Connecticut and Denise and Chris Looney of New Braunfels.

Tue
30
Dec

Harold Ketron

Harold Ketron, 70, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where a memorial service was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23.

Ketron was a rancher and was born Feb. 20, 1944 in Fredericksburg, the son of Levy and Dorothy Ketron.

Survivors include his parents, of Fredericksburg; two sisters, one brother and spouses, including Verdie Drake of San Antonio; and David and Genevieve Ketron and Carolyn and Yogi Whitehead, all of Fredericksburg.

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

Tue
30
Dec

Kenneth Low Myers

Kenneth Low Myers, 78, of Llano, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home of Kingsland.

Myers was born Nov. 10, 1936, the son of Mart Myers and Laura Low Myers. He married June Kennedy in 1956 and she survives.

He was a building contractor.

In addition to his wife, Myers is survived by two daughters and one son, including Cindy Myers Robertson, of Liberty Hill; Doyal Myers and his wife, Tommi, of Llano, and Melanie Myers and her spouse, Brian Cobb of Virginia Beach, Virginia; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Survivors also include his mother-in-law, Margaret Doyal Kennedy; son-in-law, Lucky Robertson, and sister-in-law, Joan Myers Reed.

Myers was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mart Myers Jr., Billy Doyle Myers and Jim Myers, and grandson, Jarod Myers.

Tue
30
Dec

Neal Schaetter

Neal Schaetter, 57, of Austin and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30, and from 7 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1.

The body will lie in state in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home until 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, the SPCA or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

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