Obituaries

Aaron Wolter

Date of Birth: December 3, 1950  |   Date of Death: January 17, 2015   |   Service Date: 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 28, 2015. 

Aaron Wolter

Aaron Wolter, age 64, of Staples, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Aaron was born on his mother’s 21st birthday, December 3, 1950. His parents were Elwin and Helen Bierstedt Wolter of Staples.  He went to school in San Marcos and graduated in 1969.  He then went to college and received a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Southwest Texas State University, now called Texas State University.  He was last employed by Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse. Aaron is survived by his mother, Helen Wolter of Staples; brother, Nilon Wolter and wife, Debbie of Staples; sister, Karen Harrison and husband, Jeff of McQueeney.  He is also survived by four nephews, Kelton Wolter of Staples, Scott and Sterling Snyder of Seguin, and Jason Harrison of Seguin; niece, Kim Harrison of Seguin; three great-nephews, Blake Snyder, Gavon Harrison and Jayce Harrison all of Seguin; and three great-nieces, Rilyn Snyder, Baylee Harrison and Carissa Harrison all of Seguin. He is preceded in death by his father, Elwin Wolter. Memorial Services will be held in the Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, at 3:00 P.M.,  on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook ...

Wilford Lewis “Mickey” Wootan

Date of Birth: August 15, 1926  |   Date of Death: January 19, 2015   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 23, 2015. 

Wilford Lewis “Mickey” Wootan

Wilford Lewis “Mickey” Wootan, was called from this life on January 19, 2015, to enter his home in Heaven, to be with his Lord and his many loved ones, and friends who preceded him. He had looked forward to this time for a long while. Mickey was born August 15, 1926 in Calvert, Texas, the son of Ezell and Frances Wootan. He graduated from the Calvert High School in 1943, at the age of 16. WWII was in progress, so he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After the war he was united in marriage to Betty Jean Haralson of Houston on June 23, 1946. They had a wonderful life together for more than 61 years when she preceded him in death on September 23, 2007. On May 1, 1949 he surrendered his life to the Lord for the ministry. He attended Grand Canyon University of Phoenix, Arizona where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He also attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary of Fort Worth, Texas. In 1962, he served as a Bi-vocational Pastor of Westover Baptist Church of San Marcos and Martindale Baptist Church, and as Interim Pastor of most of the ...

John Wilbur Hopson

Date of Birth: May 9, 1917  |   Date of Death: January 16, 2015   |   Service Date: 10 A.M., Friday, January 23 at First United Methodist Church, San Marcos, Burial 12:30 P.M. at San Marcos City Cemetery 

John Wilbur Hopson

  John Wilbur Hopson, cherished father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died Friday, January 16, 2015. He was born May 9, 1917, in San Marcos, Texas, the fifth child of Laura Augusta Tatum and James Washington Hopson. He graduated from high school in San Marcos and received his college degrees from Southwest Texas State Teachers College. Wilbur was actively involved in his community and First United Methodist Church. He was a much respected and revered teacher of chemistry for over thirty years at Texas State University. As a Naval officer, he served in the Pacific during World War II and recently flew to Washington, DC with other World War II veterans to be honored for service to our country. He also supervised and cultivated his farmland outside of San Marcos for many years. Wilbur married his beloved wife Jonquil Bess Moore on August 11, 1938, at First United Methodist Church. They shared a rich and rewarding life together for over sixty-nine years. Wilbur spent his life devoted to his family and friends. He will be remembered best for his warm and happy home, his delightful sense of humor, his wisdom, and his ...

A.W. Gregg, Jr.

Date of Birth: December 31, 1938  |   Date of Death: January 16, 2015   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 19, 2015. 

A.W. Gregg, Jr.

A.W. Gregg, Jr. passed away peacefully at  home after a very short bout with cancer.  He was born December 31, 1938 in Houston, Texas, but was a lifelong rancher and banker in Hays County. He was a devoted father, grandfather, brother and Uncle Bud.  He was a constant and loyal friend to many. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Beth Harwood Gregg, his parents, A.W. Gregg Sr. and Robie (Hope) Gregg, sister, Robie Lynn Robinson. He is survived by his daughters, Stacy Gregg Vaughn, son-in-law, Harvey B. Vaughn, III, of Austin, TX and Lisa Gregg Meadows of Cedar Park, TX; sisters, Mary Gregg Kinsala of Kyle, TX and Audrey Gregg Oswalt of Kyle, TX; grandchildren, Austin Gregg, Ashley Meadows, and Sarah Vaughn; girlfriend, Cynthia Quinney and sons; step-daughter, Amy Harwood Walker and family and stepson, Kelley Harwood and family. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the charity of your choice. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M., Sunday, January 18, 2015.  A graveside service will be held at the Kyle Cemetery, at 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 19, 2015. Arrangements under the care and ...

Bruce William Mayes

Date of Birth: June 23, 1937  |   Date of Death: January 14, 2015   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 17, 2015. 

Bruce William Mayes

Bruce William Mayes, age 77, of Driftwood, Texas, passed away on January 14, 2015. Visitation at Pennington Funeral Home, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, January 16, 2015. Graveside Service 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Wimberley Cemetery. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Fred S. Gonzales “Freddy”

Date of Birth: February 20, 1965  |   Date of Death: January 11, 2015   |   Service Date: 1:00 P.M., Friday, January 16, 2015. 

Fred S. Gonzales “Freddy”

Fred S. Gonzales “Freddy”, 49, of Martindale, died at 9:17 AM, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at The Brackenridge hospital in Austin, Texas. He was born February 20, 1965 in San Marcos, Texas, to Dionicia and Jesse Gonzales. He married Barbara on August 22, 1980. He is survived by his wife Barbara, and his only son, Curtis Gonzales his fiancé Tanya Martinez and his three grandchildren Roman Avila, Bella Avila and Isaiah Martinez his three sisters Yolanda Ramirez, Virginia Deleon, Alice Krause and his one brother Clavio Gonzales he also had numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his Father Jesse, Mother Dionicia, his mother in law Antonia G De La Rosa and his Sister Rosa Nayarez. Fred was a long time resident of Martindale where he lived. He loved to play music, enjoyed entertaining, and had such a happy personality. He was formerly known as “Kermit” to his “Miss ...

Barbara J. Woods

Date of Birth: January 29, 1949  |   Date of Death: January 10, 2015   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 17, 2015. 

Barbara J. Woods

Barbara J. Woods, 65, of San Marcos, lost her courageous battle with cancer on January 10, 2015. Born on January 29, 1949 to Alice and Leonard Schuelke, Barbara grew up in Palacios, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University, and started a dedicated career in teaching. After a few years of teaching in various districts in Texas, Barbara made San Marcos her home in 1976 where she raised her two children. She developed many life-long friendships and continued to have a positive impact on fellow teachers and students. In 1980, Barbara left teaching for a few years to open a children’s clothing boutique, Mom & Me, with a dear friend. She later returned to teaching in Hays CISD, where she taught for 26 years and was named Fuentes Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2006. Barbara retired in 2011 after 34 devoted years of educational service. In her retirement, Barbara loved being a part of her Bible study groups, and she especially loved spending time with her two granddaughters. She was an enthusiastic San Antonio Spurs fan, avid tennis watcher and was always happiest at ...

Jocelyn M. Shannon

Date of Birth: October 3, 1920  |   Date of Death: January 11, 2015   |   Service Date: 1:30 P.M., Saturday, January 17, 2015. 

Jocelyn M. Shannon

Jocelyn M. Shannon, age 94, of Maxwell, Texas, passed away on January 11, 2015.  She was born October 3, 1920, in Guadalupe County, Texas, to Edwin and Rosalia (Laechelin) Foerster. She attended high school in Marion, Texas and married Frank B. Shannon, Jr. (USAF)  on May 17, 1941 and for 23 years she lived the life of an Air Force wife.  In  1959 they moved to Maxwell, Texas and joined First Lutheran Church of San Marcos, where she was a member of the Sarah Circle .  Her hobbies included gardening, cooking and canning.  Jocelyn sewed for her family, as well as volunteering her time sewing and quilting for the Lutheran World Relief organization. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lt Col Frank B. Shannon, Jr. (USAF) (1999) and her son, Robert Shannon (2010).  She is survived by her son, Paul Shannon and wife, Antonia, of Universal City, Texas; two daughters, Donna Andrew and husband, Douglas of San Antonio, Texas and Karen Moreland and husband, Hugh, of Ft. Worth, Texas; daughter-in-law, Patricia Shannon of Palacios, Texas; sister, Betty Fischer and husband, Ervin, of Seguin, Texas; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends at 1:00 P.M., followed by a funeral service ...

Kathryn Elizabeth Montier Jordan

Date of Birth: May 11, 1928  |   Date of Death: January 10, 2015   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 15, 2015. 

Kathryn Elizabeth Montier Jordan

Kathryn Elizabeth Montier Jordan, beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on January 10, 2015 in San Marcos, Texas at the age of 86.   Kathryn was born on May 11, 1928 in Port Lavaca, Texas to Constant William and Minnie Lea Garrett Montier. Prior to receiving her B.S. from Southwest Texas State Teacher’s College, Kathryn met the love of her life, William E. (Ed) Jordan.  They married on July 10, 1948 and cherished each moment of their 66+ years together.  Kathryn began her teaching career at  Rodgers Ranch Niederwald, Tx.  After taking some time off to raise her two sons, Kathryn returned to teaching.  She retired from Jack C. Hays High School after 16 years. Survivors include her husband, Ed, sister, Minnie Lea Hall; son, William R. (Roy) Jordan and wife, Alane; son, Eddie Jordan; grandson, Justin Jordan and wife Shelbi; granddaughter, Elise Jordan; great-granddaughter, Ava Kathryn, sister-in-law Margie Jordan, sister-in-law Betty Jean and husband, Charlie Schmidt and numerous nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters. Kathryn was a lifelong member of the Episcopal church and served in various capacities over ...

Dick C. Moncure

Date of Birth: August 23, 1928  |   Date of Death: January 9, 2015   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 13, 2015 

Dick C. Moncure

Dick C. Moncure, age 86, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on January 9, 2015 at Hays Nursing Home.  He was born in Cedar Creek, Texas on August 23, 1928, to Ben Spyker and Ellis (Canon) Moncure. Dick served in the United States Air Force for four years during the Korean Conflict and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.   All of his service time was related to providing logistical support to the training of Air Force Navigators. He was a civil service employee for the United States Air Force both before and after his active duty.  He served at Edward Gary Air Force Base in San Marcos and Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio.   He also served on special assignments at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas and Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma.  He continued to work at Gary Air force base in various positions until his retirement in 1991, having worked there for 38 years  total.  The last twenty years he served as the manager of facilities. Dick was a member of the first Baptist Church in San Marcos and he enjoyed going to his Sunday School Class.  Dick was an alumnus of the infamous Bastrop High ...

Alice M. Gaitan “NaNa”

Date of Birth: February 24, 1946  |   Date of Death: January 2, 2015   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Monday, January 5, 2015. 

Alice M. Gaitan “NaNa”

Alice M. Gaitan of San Marcos, Texas, lovingly known to her family as “Nana”, passed away on January 2, 2015, at the age of 68. She was born on February 24, 1946, in San Antonio, Texas, to Guadalupe and Maria Ignacia (Nombraña) Medrano. Her parents; her brother, Joe Medrano; and sisters, Beatrice Short and Rachel Morales preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Jim Medrano and wife, Brenda Jackson of Rockport; three daughters, Lorraine Gaitan-Soto and husband, Frank, Lillian Gaitan and Martin Leyva, and Leticia Gaitan; brother, Tommy Medrano and wife, Mary of San Marcos; two sisters, Susan Carranco and Julia Lozano and her husband, Raymond of San Marcos; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Pustka, Robert Justin Lopez, Christian Soto, Skylar Medrano, Jesselyn Soto, John Edward Esparza and Harley Esparza Jr.; and three great-grandchildren, Jarren, Mila and Paisley. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home at 5:00 P.M., on Sunday, January 4, 2015, with Rosary to follow at 7:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., on Monday, January 5, 2015, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in San Marcos. Private family interment. Arrangements under ...

Evelyn E. (Mauldin) Bothe

Date of Birth: September 28, 1917  |   Date of Death: December 27, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 10, 2015. 

Evelyn E. (Mauldin) Bothe

Evelyn E. (Mauldin) Bothe, age 97, of Austin, Texas, passed away on December 27, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 A.M., on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Dorothy Wells Cook Webb

Date of Birth: January 6, 1923  |   Date of Death: December 28, 2014   |   Service Date: 12:30 P.M., Saturday, January 3, 2015. 

Dorothy Wells Cook Webb

Dorothy Wells Cook Webb, otherwise known to many as Dot, Mother, Mimi or Gigi, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2014 after living a long blessed life of almost 92 years. Born on January 6, 1923, Dorothy was born and raised in South Carolina and ultimately married and moved to San Marcos, Texas in 1956. She was a long-time resident of San Marcos and was employed for many years by the First National Bank in San Marcos and Bruce F. Harper. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Leon Byrd; her daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Webb; her grandchildren, Sherri Webb Schugart and her husband Charles Schugart; Greg Kercheville; and Brandon Kercheville and his wife Kristin Kercheville; her great grandchildren, Charles Schugart, Jr.; Kellen Schugart Smith and her husband Trevor Smith; Alison Schugart McGrath and her husband Pierce McGrath; Chloe Kercheville; Taylor Schugart; Jackson Kercheville; Vivienne (“Vivi”) Kercheville; and Toby Kercheville; her sister, Jean Cook Gaines and her husband Jim Gaines; and many loving nieces and nephews. These loved ones brought great joy to Dorothy during her long, full life. She is preceded in death by her parents, John ...

Jerry Don “J.D.” Vance

Date of Birth: June 5, 1940  |   Date of Death: December 22, 2014   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Monday, December 29, 2014. 

Jerry Don “J.D.” Vance

Jerry Don “J.D.” Vance of Wimberley, Texas, beloved husband,  father and brother  passed away on December 22, 2014, at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife, Toni (Broadwater) Vance of Wimberley; daughter, Kelli Vance of Austin; brother, Ronnie Vance of Houston; and sister, Helen Fette of Kilgore, Texas. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, December 29, 2014, at the San Marcos City Cemetery. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311 www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

James V. Natal, Sr.

Date of Birth: February 17, 1932  |   Date of Death: December 16, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Monday, December 22, 2014. 

James V. Natal, Sr.

James V. Natal, Sr., was called home by our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at the age of 82.  He was born and raised in San Marcos on February 17, 1932 to Agapito and Santos Natal, who precede him in death.  He is also precede in death by his brothers: Rodrigo,  Tranquilimo (Anita), Juan (Mary C.), Frank, Pete and Tony Natal, and sisters: Rosita Natal and Isabel N. Barrientos .  He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Epifania Castillegja Natal, son, James Natal, Jr. and daughter and son-in-law Alice N and Ernesto Valle all of San Marcos, and his two beloved cats, Guera and Skunky,  Other survivors include his brothers and sister-in-law,  Joe and Alice Natal of New Braunfels and Jesse Natal of San Marcos: sister and brother-in-law, Janie N and Pablo Hernandez of San Marcos; sisters-in-law Maria Luisa Natal of Lockhart, Mary H. Natal of San Marcos and Janie N. Alvarez of San Marcos, and brother- in- law, Kiko Barrientos of San Marcos, numerous nieces and nephews.   Visitation will be Sunday December 21, from 6 p. m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, ...