Obituaries

Sahara Nicole Whitaker

Date of Birth: April 18, 2014  |   Date of Death: April 18, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 25, 2014 

Sahara Nicole Whitaker

Sahara Nicole Whitaker, infant daughter of Justin and Jessica Whitaker, went to be an angel with our Heavenly Father on April 18, 2014. She is survived by her parents; her brother, Hayden Pearson; her sister, Kayse Pearson; maternal grandmother, Kathy Pearson and great-grandmother, Ginger Harsch; paternal grandparents, Richard Whitaker, Daniel Trench, Sonja Hebbe, Peggy Moseley, Lisa Trench and great-grandmother, Joyce Hebbe; four uncles, Ernest Pearson, Jay Busby, Daniel Frausto and James Adcock; two aunts, Elaine Ruby and Haley Beard; and numerous other extended family. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 25, 2014 at McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart. Interment to follow at Kingsbury Cemetery, Kingsbury. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com

Bobbie Jean

Date of Birth: November 13, 1932  |   Date of Death: April 19, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 

Bobbie Jean

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend Bobbie Jean Plemons passed away on April 19, 2014. Bobbie was born on November 13, 1932 in Columbia, TN the first daughter of W.B. and Gladys (Murphy) Waddey beginning what was to be a long happy life, full of love and devotion for and from family, friends and community. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Clarence Ray Plemons and her sister, Mary Pauline. Clarence passed away on November 18, 2013 exactly 5 months and 1 day to Bobbie’s passing. She is survived by her children, Sandra Warren, Donna Mann, Bobby Ray and her sister, Joyce (Waddey) Ryan. She was a proud grandmother of four, Amanda Broccolo, Jason Reeves, Jackie Lee Mann III and Kimberly Mann. Bobbie also leaves behind three great-grandchildren. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Luling Care Center and CTMC Hospice of San Marcos. Graveside services will be at 10:00am, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Lytton Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Rodgers officiating. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at ...

Mary Ida Uhlig Nolte

Date of Birth: July 1, 1912  |   Date of Death: April 20, 2014   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 23, 2014 

Mary Ida Uhlig Nolte

  Mary Ida Uhlig Nolte, 101, passed away at Parkview Nursing and Rehab in Lockhart, Texas on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was born on July 1, 1912, the 6th child of Otto Carl and Hulda Yaeger Uhlig. She was predeceased by her parents, all of her siblings, Herman, Carl, Minnie, Leonard, Lena, Rosie, Dora and Elsie and her beloved husband of 42 years, Bill Nolte. Her father, Otto Uhlig also passed away on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1958. Mary was born on a farm in Niederwald, Texas. She spent her entire married life on a farm with Bill until his death in 1976. As he wished, she then moved to town and enjoyed many years traveling with senior citizen groups, special friend, Martha Schrieber and her sister, Elsie. They visited all 48 contiguous states, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. She often stated that she never dreamed she would actually see many of the places she previously had only read about. A special treat for her were her casino trips she took with daughter,  Peggy and son-in-law, Gary. She rarely missed any event in which ...

Bettie L. Rector

Date of Birth: May 27, 1932  |   Date of Death: April 15, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Friday, April 18, 2014 

Bettie L. Rector

Bettie L. Rector entered the Gates of Heaven at age 81 on April 15, 2014.  Her family and friends celebrated her life at a service on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lockhart, Texas with Pastor Rob Clopton officiating. Interment was in the Lockhart Cemetery under the direction of McCurdy Funeral Home. Bettie was born on May 27, 1932 in San Antonio Texas.  Her parents were James Thomas Dickens and Mae Louise Smith Dickens.  She grew up in Luling, Texas and Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from college at Southwest Texas Teachers College in San Marcos, Texas. Later in life she obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. On April 11, 1954, she married Billy Gray Rector in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Bettie was an educator at Lockhart ISD at numerous campuses including Lockhart Elementary, Carver Elementary serving as a special education teacher, and Lockhart Intermediate as a teacher, counselor, and assistant principal.  Bettie was also involved in many church activities including teaching Sunday School at many different levels. Bettie always had time in her life for her ...

William L. Steubing

Date of Birth: October 27, 1938  |   Date of Death: April 9, 2014   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Monday, April 14, 2014 

William L. Steubing

William L. Steubing "Bill" was born in Nixon, Texas to William Jacob and Joyce Kilmer Steubing on October 27, 1938. He was married to his wife, Doris, on June 18, 1961.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father and is survived by his wife and four children, Sharon Wetz and husband Gary of League City, William Steubing and wife Judith of Helotes, Duane Steubing and wife Susie of College Station, and Christopher Steubing and wife Darla of Richmond. He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren. He was in the banking profession for over 22 years in San Antonio, Texas where he worked a considerable amount with the farmers and youth in the surrounding area.  After banking he took on endeavors including owning and operating a business, financial operations for a construction company and ranching. He firmly believed that a hand shake meant everything and that a man was to provide for his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and all. If you wish to send an honorarium, please send it to the Ebenezer Lutheran Church of Maxwell, Texas in support of the education building fund. Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home from 4:00pm to ...

Elijah Lee Deleon

Date of Birth: September 27, 2007  |   Date of Death: April 9, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 11, 2014 

Elijah Lee Deleon

Elijah Lee Deleon, 6, son of Zach Deleon of San Marcos and Rachel Bustamante of San Antonio was born on September 25, 2007, went to be with our Heavenly Father on April 9, 2014. He was a great big brother and son. His energetic smile will forever shine down on us. His loud cheerful “smart” mouth will be heard through the winds and his spirit will be carried with us for as long as we remain on Earth. Run free on God's Golden Roads and give us the strength to carry on without you. We love you, NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE! Love, Mom and Dad He is survived by his parents; three brothers, Jordan, Evan, and Jasiah; one sister, Zoey Cataleya; and his grandparents, Mari Parra, Jesse Deleon, Mary Bustamante, Gonzalo Bustamante and Pete Moreno. Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014 at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart, with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 11, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Interment to follow at ...

Janet J. Hodges

Date of Birth: June 20, 1952  |   Date of Death: April 4, 2014   |   Service Date: April 12, 2014 at 10:00am 

Janet J. Hodges

  Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name. (PSALM 103:1) Janet L. (Jonson) Hodges, 61, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014. An active member of the First Lockhart Baptist Church, where she taught the Bible to the Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed (AWANA) group and Vacation Bible School; she was also a scout leader for many years in Austin and Lockhart. She graduated from the University of Texas with a BS and MEd in education, and taught for 39 years in the Lockhart Independent School District, primarily with children with special needs. Janet is survived by her husband, Michael A. Hodges; two sons, Justin and Tristan; two brothers, William R. Jonson (Cris) of Houston and James Kevin Jonson (Carol) of Cedar Hill; one sister, Kathleen Kelley (Kevin) of Lake Ridge, VA, their families; and many wonderful friends. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday, April 11, 2014 at McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, in Lockhart. Family and friends will meet at the First Lockhart Baptist Church, 315 W. Prairie Lea St., in ...

Linda Schulle Holter

Date of Birth: March 18, 1917  |   Date of Death: April 7, 2014   |   Service Date: 2:00pm, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 

Linda Schulle Holter

Holter, Linda Schulle, 97, of Lockhart, Texas passed away on April 7, 2014. She was born on March 18, 1917 in Hays County, Texas to Heinrich and Laura Schulle. Linda was a loving mother, and grandmother. As well as an avid softball player and a baseball fan. She also loved bowling and dancing.  The real joys of her life were the years spent at Westy's. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hilmar; twin baby girls; five brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Smith and husband, Reine of Lockhart; two brothers, Marvin Schulle of Lockhart and Henry Lee Schulle of Houston; one sister, Mary Ann Cheatham of Lockhart; four grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Funeral Services will be at 2:00pm, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Lockhart City Cemetery with Mr. Kenneth Sneed officiating. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com

Lynn Burditt Parrish

Date of Birth: October 27, 1931  |   Date of Death: April 4th, 2014   |   Service Date: April 8th at 2:00 P.M 

Lynn Burditt Parrish

Lynn Parrish, 82, of Lytton Springs, passed away on the evening of April 4th, 2014. He was born to the late Charles Warner Parrish and Ruby Cassie Burditt Parrish, October 27, 1931, in Lockhart, Texas. Lynn attended Lockhart High School and went on to have a successful career in driving heavy equipment. He was married to Patricia Strawn Parrish on May 6th, 1956. Lynn is survived by his loving wife and three children: Patti Hammonds and husband Art, of Haslet, Karen Fincher and husband Pete, of Stephenville; and Mark Parrish and wife Melody of Lytton Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents: Charles and Ruby Parrish; three brothers and one sister: Sonny Parrish, Billy Parrish, Bobby Parrish and Janice Seidel. One brother and one sister survive him: Charles Parrish, of Lockhart; and Betty Parrish Whitley, of Baytown. Six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive him. Funeral arrangements were held at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart on April 8th at 2:00 P.M. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com.  

Theresia B. Baker

Date of Birth: August 28, 1940  |   Date of Death: April 2, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 7, 2014 

Theresia B. Baker

Theresia Baker, 73, of Lockhart passed away on 4/2/14.  She was born on 8/28/40 in Zichydorf, Yugoslavia to her German parents Theresia and Mathias Brenner.  Her father lost his life as a German soldier in WWII leaving behind his wife and 4 children in Yugoslavia.  After surviving several different ethnic German work camps in Yugoslavia, Theresia’s mother was able to return to Germany as a refugee with her 3 surviving children. Theresia Baker worked in shoe factories until meeting her husband Otto Ehl Sr. They had 3 children together. They divorced. Theresia later married a U.S. soldier, Stewart (Pete) Roberts.  They moved to the United States in 1965 and had one daughter.  While Pete served several tours in Viet Nam, Theresia attended cosmetology school where she became a licensed beautician while raising her daughter and trying to learn English. Theresia always enjoyed dancing.  In the 1970’s she enjoyed formal ballroom dancing. In the 1980’s she took an interest in square dancing and through this love of dancing she met her late husband Carlos Baker. Theresia remained an active member in Austin’s Waterloo Squares square dance club until her diagnosis with cancer in December which left her too weak to continue ...

Delores Rae Halm Scharschmidt

Date of Birth: February 19, 1935  |   Date of Death: April 4, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:30 A.M., Saturday, April 5, 2014 

Delores Rae Halm Scharschmidt

  Delores Rae Halm Scharschmidt passed from her earthly life to her heavenly life on Tuesday, April 1st, after a yearlong battle with leukemia. Delores was born on February 19, 1935 in Mendoza, TX to Monroe Halm and Hilda Erhlich Halm. Delores attended Austin High and was an important caregiver to her two youngest siblings. On November 13, 1954, Delores married Rudy Scharschmidt. Delores was the bookkeeper for Rudy’s Mendoza Garage and had that most important job of full time wife and mother to their three daughters. Throughout her girls' school years she was an active homeroom mother, band booster and supporter of any activities that her girls participated in. While in the Lockhart area, Delores and Rudy were active members of Trinity United Church of Christ in Niederwald. In 1983, Delores and Rudy moved to Gruene, TX, near New Braunfels, where their new church home became First Protestant Church of New Braunfels. Very active in the church’s hospitality and altar preparation ministries, Delores made many life-long friends and touched many lives. Delores never met a stranger and was loved by her neighbors, friends and family members. A loving caregiver to Rudy in his ...

Sarah Alvarez

Date of Birth: October 22, 2013  |   Date of Death: March 30, 2014   |   Service Date: 3:00 P.M., Sunday, April 6, 2014 

Sarah Alvarez

  Sarah Elizabeth Alvarez, infant daughter of Phillip and Mary Alvarez was born on October 22, 2013, went to be with our Heavenly Father on March 30, 2014. My Sarah has gone home to the Lord. My flesh wants to ask why but my spirit is rejoicing because she has gone back into your glory. I praise you Lord for the 5 months you blessed us with her. I praise you Lord that when the doctors said she wouldn’t come home she did. I praise you my Lord that she was able to drink MY MILK when the doctors said it would be impossible. I thank you that we were able to care for her and love her. Thank you Lord we got to see her personality. You gave us a strong baby girl that lives passed the days the doctors said she wouldn’t. She touched and ministered to so many. To God be the glory!! She is survived by her parents; her brother, Christopher Alvarez and two sisters, Amber and Selah Alvarez. Sarah's Going Home Celebration will be at 3pm, Sunday, April 6th 2014, at our home church, The ...

Anna C. Gutierrez

Date of Birth: October 16, 1949  |   Date of Death: March 24, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 28, 2014 

Anna C. Gutierrez

  Anna Carrasco Gutierrez passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on March 24, 2014. Anna was born on October 16, 1949 to Jesus and Eugenia Carrasco in Abilene, Texas. She grew up and spent most of her young life in Midland, Texas. She married Augustin Gutierrez on September 4, 1971 in Odessa, Texas, and from there she traveled for many years due to his line of work. After his retirement they settled in Dale, Texas in 1992. Throughout her life Anna devoted much time to her Catholic Faith including being a CCD teacher and spending nearly 20 years as secretary at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lockhart, Texas.  Anna was preceded in in death by her father, Jesus; brother Jesus Jr.; and daughter Connie Michelle. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Augustin; her daughter Monica Gutierrez; her son Andres Gutierrez; her mother Eugenia (Mary) Carrasco; three grandsons Luke, Noah and Nicholas; and a large extended family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.   Visitation with the family will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., ...

Lucy Grace Smith

Date of Birth: December 19, 1923  |   Date of Death: March 20, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Monday, March 24, 2014 

Lucy Grace Smith

The family of Grace Smith announces the passing of our beautiful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, on Thursday, March 20th, 2014. Grace was born in The Centerpoint Community of Copiah County, Mississippi and was the oldest sister of two brothers, Frank and Tommy, and one sister, Dot, of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Dot traveled via AirDot to be with Grace for a few precious hours and has been a blessing to us all. Grace was preceded by her father and mother, Frank and Lucille, brothers, Frank and Tommy and by her beloved husband of 47 years, Winnon. Grace is survived by daughter Sandy and husband Ron, her son James W. Smith, Jr. and wife Amelia, and her daughter Shirley and husband Clayton. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Amy and husband Chip, Lucy, Andy and wife Velma, Winn, Danny and wife Daisy, Lee Katherine and Jenni and eight great grandchildren, Dustin and wife Sarah, Michael, Brooks, Katey, Emily, Caed, Kira, and Charlie. A visitation with the family will be held on Sunday evening, March 23rd, at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart, Texas from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Services will follow Monday morning, March 24th, at 11:00am, at McCurdy. Arrangements under ...

Kevin DeWayne Koehler

Date of Birth: May 28, 1962  |   Date of Death: March 20, 2014   |   Service Date: 3:00 P.M., Sunday, March 23, 2014 

Kevin DeWayne Koehler

Kevin DeWayne Koehler, 51, of Lockhart, Texas passed away on March 20, 2014. He was born on May 28, 1962 in Lockhart, Texas to William “Bill” Koehler and Jacqueline Taylor Koehler. He is survived by his wife, Kelley Miles Koehler; his brother, Gary Koehler and wife, Charlotte; and his sister, Phyllis Raemsch and husband, Tommy. Visitation will be Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart.  Funeral service will be at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, March 23, 2014, at McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart with Pastor Kyle Horton officiating.  Burial will follow at Clarks Chapel Cemetery in Lockhart. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com