Obituaries

Wed
22
Oct

Harold Lee Taylor, Jr.


HAROLD LEE TAYLOR JR.

Harold Lee Taylor, Jr., 70, of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio.

A private family service was held with the disposition of his cremains.

Taylor was born July 12, 1944, in Robstown, the son of Harold Lee Taylor and Mary Garcia Taylor.

He married Elvira Vera, and she survives.

He worked for ACI Waste Management Company.

In addition to his wife, Taylor is survived for two daughters, Michele Cronk and Sharon Taylor.

He is also survived by three grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Gerald (Whitey) Guynes of Fredericksburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Schaetter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Wed
22
Oct

Wayne Stanley Walker


WAYNE STANLEY WALKER

Wayne Stanley Walker, 68, of Fredericksburg died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 23, in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Walker was born April 15, 1946, in San Antonio.

He was a custom furniture craftsman.

Survivors include a son, Jed Walker of Fredericksburg; three grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Audrey Goehmann of Fredericksburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Larry Goehmann.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Wed
15
Oct

Funeral service announcements

Information on funerals that occur after Oct. 15 will appear under this heading.

 

MRS. CHESTER ECKHARDT

Mrs. Chester Eckhardt, 75, nee Mildred Klinksiek of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5-7 p.m.

The body will lie in state in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home until 8 a.m., Friday, Oct. 17, and from 9-10 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Cave Creek where the funeral will begin at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Willow City Volunteer Fire Department or to the charity of choice.

          

Wed
15
Oct

Mrs. Robert V. Cathey


MRS. ROBERT V. CATHEY

Mrs. Robert V. Cathey, 96, nee Lena (Maurine) Weathers of Stonewall, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., at Stonewall Baptist Church, in Stonewall, with the Reverends Jimmy Duffy and Bob Welch officiating.

Interment followed at the Stonewall Community Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

Mrs. Cathey was born Oct. 7, 1917 in Lockney, the daughter of James Hobson Weathers and Lena Shoemake Weathers. She married Robert Vernon Cathey on Sept. 7, 1940 in Claude. He preceded her in death on July 14, 1993.

She owned and operated an antiques store, “The Ghost Barn”, and was also a charter member of the Stonewall Baptist Church.

Wed
15
Oct

Angelica Limon Gonzalez

Angelica Limon Gonzalez, 44, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at University Hospital in San Antonio.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 4-7 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 16, from 7-9:15 a.m.

A vigil service will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the funeral chapel.

The body will lie in state at Schaetter Funeral Home until 9:15 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 16.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, University Hospital Liver Transplant or to the charity of choice.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
15
Oct

Margery Irene Greathouse Green


MARGERY GREATHOUSE GREEN

Margery Irene Greathouse Green, 91, of San Antonio, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m., at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in San Antonio, with interment following at Sunset Memorial Park.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mission Park Funeral Chapels where visitation was held Thursday evening, Oct. 9.

Mrs. Green was born March 15, 1923, at Morris Ranch, the daughter of N.H. Greathouse and Alma Smith Greathouse. She married William Lee Green on Feb. 7, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1958.

After growing up at Willow City, Mrs. Green graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1940. She moved to San Antonio to attend Draughon’s Business College, and upon graduation, went to work as a secretary.

In 1959, she began working at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church as church secretary and worked there until retiring in 1988.

Wed
15
Oct

Velma Mae (Sandy) Clayton McClendon


VELMA McCLENDON

Velma Mae (Sandy) Clayton McClendon, 87, nee McDaniel, of Harper, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.

Services and interment were held Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Louisiana, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville, Louisiana.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Mrs. McClendon was born Feb. 24, 1927, in Louisiana, the daughter of Arthur Pierre McDaniel and Hattie Belle Campbell McDaniel.

After attending school in Pine Prairie, Louisiana, Mrs. McClendon trained on B52s during wartime.

She moved to Texas and worked many years as supervisor of central supplies and as an emergency room nurse at Tidelands Hospital in Channelview.

Upon retirement, she joined her daughters in their boutique, and then obtained her CDL license to begin trucking with her late husband.

Wed
15
Oct

Martin Neri

Martin Neri, 66, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehab Center.

A funeral mass is being celebrated today, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 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 charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will follow.

Wed
15
Oct

Laveda (Pat) Mack-Osborne

Laveda (Pat) Mack-Osborne, 95, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Morning Star Memory Care.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

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

Mrs. Mack-Osborne is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Tim Prather of Fredericksburg; one granddaughter, and two sisters, Betty Gilstrap and Donna Treadway and her husband, Barney, all of Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ruby Crowe Patton, and two husbands, Albert Mack Jr. and W.F. Osborne Jr.

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

Wed
15
Oct

Halton Autrey (Hal) Pilcher


HALTON AUTREY (HAL) PILCHER

Halton Autrey (Hal) Pilcher, 59, of Doss and Sherman, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Hilda United Methodist Church, with Dr. Mike Lawson and Rev. Wade Powell officiating.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Prior to that, services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, at the First Baptist Church in Sherman with Dr. Lawson and Rev. Tim Clayton officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home of Sherman, while local arrangements were under the direction of Mason Funeral Home.

Pilcher was born July 14, 1954, in Sherman, the son of H.E. (Jack) Pilcher and Irene Autrey Pilcher. He married Jimmie Jill Eckert in 1988 at the Hilda United Methodist Church and she survives.

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