Obituaries

Eddie Jacinto-Cantu

Date of Birth: Oct 8, 1953  |   Date of Death: Oct 17, 2017   |   Service Date: 4:00 p.m., Friday, Oct 20, 2017. 

Eddie Jacinto-Cantu

Eddie Jacinto-Cantu, 64, of San Marcos, TX passed away on October 17, 2017.  He was born October 8, 1953 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to Hilario Jacinto-Serrano and Amalia Elva Cantu-Chapa. A member of Redwood Baptist Church, Eddie volunteered at Good News Club at C.M. Allen, the Austin Soup Kitchen, distributing the “Miracle Prayer-Salvation Tract”, and he especially loved serving the Lord. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Tina Theresa Jacinto; three sons, Vincent and Jonathan Reyes and Alex Barrera; four daughters, Natalie Jacinto, Carolyn Trevino, Iris Barrera and Rebekah Reyes; brothers, Ernesto Jacinto and wife, Dinora, and Roberto Ochoa; sisters, Sandra J. Nace and husband, Richard, and Rosie Olivo; grandchildren, Daniel and Alexander Reyes, Shayla, Kasandra, and Brianna Marroquin, Kaylee and Isabella Reyes, Sabrina and Elijah Barrera, Brooklyn Horan and Chasity Trevino, Larry, Jr., Nathan and Elijah Cantu; and great-grandchildren, Atticus Aranda and Noah Cantu. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Albert and wife, Mary Medellin, and their children, Alberto, Jr., Nikki, and Gaby Medellin; Clemente Medellin, III and wife, Lydia Serna and their children,  Manuel Garza, Rebecca Garza and her children, Ben and wife, ...

Josephine “Jo” Spence Wiegand

Date of Birth: September 22, 1929  |   Date of Death: October 17, 2017   |   Service Date: 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 20, 2017. 

Josephine “Jo” Spence Wiegand

Josephine “Jo” Spence Wiegand, 88, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died peacefully on October 17, 2017.  She was born on September 22, 1929, to Joseph Gordon Spence and Gretchen Steele Spence in Laredo, Texas.  She graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Jo married her husband, Charles “Buddy” Earl Wiegand, of 67 years on September 4, 1949 in Laredo, Texas.  Buddy and Jo were long-time residents of San Marcos.   Jo worked as a teacher at Goodwin Primary School in the Comal ISD, and Travis Elementary School and Lamar Elementary School in the San Marcos CISD.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of San Marcos, Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and Delta Zeta.  Jo served the community as a member of the San Marcos Cemetery Commission and was a dedicated supporter of Hays County Youth Livestock Show, 4-H, FFA and Rainbow Girls. Jo is survived by her son, Robert Wiegand, and wife, Julie, daughter, Carla Roberts, and husband, Randy, and grandchildren, Lindsey Wiegand, Jeremy Wiegand, Erin Gee, and husband, Keith, Reese Roberts, and Sydney Roberts, ...

Lemma (Voigt) Nite

Date of Birth: Dec 1, 1928  |   Date of Death: Oct 7, 2017   |   Service Date: 10:30 am, Friday, Oct 13, 2017. 

Lemma (Voigt) Nite

Lemma (Voigt) Nite of San Marcos, TX, beloved mother, grand-and-great-grandmother passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the age of 88.  She was born December 1, 1928 in San Antonio, TX, to Aubrey Lee and Delta (Williams) Voigt. Lemma married her late husband, Marvin Nite on June 10, 1946 in Lockhart, TX.  Before his death in 2011, she was very active and a constant companion to her husband in the heating and air conditioning business.  Lemma loved to cook; she had a collection of over 16,000 cookbooks and even co-authored her own cookbook.  She collected snow baby ornaments among many other collectibles which she enjoyed. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Harrell and husband, Alan of San Marcos; son, Michael Nite and wife, Sandra of College Station; three grandchildren, David Harrell and wife, Tina of San Marcos, Courtney Harrell of San Francisco, CA and Stephanie Nite of Katy; and two great-grandchildren, Sydney Harrell and Chloe Harrell. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Thursday, October 12, 2017.  Lemma’s life will be celebrated at University Church of Christ in San Marcos, at ...

Wilma Wages

Date of Birth: January 17, 1919  |   Date of Death: September 30, 2017   |   Service Date: 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 7, 2017. 

Wilma Wages

Wilma Wages of San Marcos, TX and a longtime resident of Austin, TX passed away on September 30, 2017, at the age of 98.  She was born in Celina, TX to Ed Gray, Sr. and Minna Mary Gray on January 17, 1919. She is preceded in death her husband, William Angus Wages, her parents and her two grandsons, Scott Long and Daniel Long. She is survived by her daughter, Wilma Long  and her husband, Dr. Ken Long; granddaughter, Katherine Fitzgerald and husband, Brian, granddaughters, Ruth and Mirabelle Long and Scott’s spouse, Barbara Strickland. She is also survived by  numerous nieces and nephews, Mary Ann Gray, Richard Gray, Christine, Katy and Noah Andrews and Sarah and David Gama, Abi, Sammy and Lillie Gama and Emily, Sean, Brandon and Jason McClean. Family will receive friends at Westover Baptist Church at 12:00 pm with services following at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 7, 2017.  The Rev. Jeff Latham will officiate.  Interment will follow at 3:30 pm on Saturday, at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, TX. Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, Austin Area Command, 10711 Burnet, #231, Austin, TX 78758-4455. Arrangements under the care ...

Joel Thomas Wattigny, Sr.

Date of Birth: Sept 10, 1961  |   Date of Death: Oct 1, 2017   |   Service Date: 11:00 am, Saturday, Oct 7, 2017. 

Joel Thomas Wattigny, Sr.

Joel Thomas Wattigny, Sr. passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017, in San Marcos, Texas at the age of 56. He was born September 10, 1961 in New Iberia, Louisiana to Charles Clare Wattigny, Jr. and Joyce (Truax) Wattigny. His parents, sister, Kathleen (Kathy) Wattigny Beard and brother, Mark Wattigny preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Niemann) Wattigny; daughter, Karly Schlievert; son, Joel Thomas Wattigny, Jr. (Josephine May); one granddaughter; four brothers, Robert (Bob) Wattigny (Lucille Derouen), James (Jim) Wattigny, Charles Clare (Skip) Wattigny, III and Christopher Noel Wattigny (Sophia Wilson); sister, Mary Elizabeth Wattigny; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joel also very much loved his mother-in-law Gladys (Henke) Niemann and deseased father-in-law Freddie Niemann. Joel graduated from Catholic High School in New Iberia, LA where he was a long-distance runner. He attended LSU and was a member of the water ski team. Joel proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Gulf War. His career passion was Six Sigma and Process Improvement while he worked with several companies as a quality assurance manager. Joel loved his family, dogs, the outdoors ...

Yvonne (Posse) Lavell Fletcher

Date of Birth: Jan 23, 1966  |   Date of Death: Oct 1, 2017   |   Service Date: 2:00 pm, Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017. 

Yvonne (Posse) Lavell Fletcher

Yvonne  (Posse) Lavell Fletcher, 51, of Luling, TX passed away on October 1, 2017. She was born in Luling, TX, on January 23, 1966, to Vernon and Lizzie Mae (Green) Tealer. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the Sweet Canaan Baptist Church in Kingsbury, TX. Interment to follow at the Kelly Cemetery in Prairie Lea, TX. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, TX, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Thomas Wilburn Mason

Date of Birth: December 28, 1926  |   Date of Death: September 30, 2017   |   Service Date: 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 7, 2017. 

Thomas Wilburn Mason

Thomas Wilburn Mason died on September 30, 2017, in Austin.  He was born December 28, 1926, in a farmhouse near Grapeland, Texas, to Thomas Carl and Blanche Shivers Mason.  Nicknamed “Redtop” for his colorful hair, he grew up on a small family farm with no electricity or running water. He moved with his family to Goose Creek (now Baytown) and, to his mother’s dismay, talked his father into letting him enlist at age 17 in the US Navy.  He served on the USS Sirona, transporting troops from Europe to the Pacific Theater; he and his shipmates were in Tokyo Bay for the signing of the Japanese surrender. After the war he returned to Baytown where he sped about on his Indian motorcycle and found a job at Shell Oil Refinery.  In 1950 he married Betty Jo Cloud, the pretty salutatorian of his Cedar Bayou High School class, then moved to Pasadena, Texas, and soon became the father of three sons.  In 1971 he and the family moved to San Marcos where he served as tax assessor-collector for the school district.  He learned to ...

Serena Renee Ontiberos

Date of Birth: July 30, 1970  |   Date of Death: September 28, 2017   |   Service Date: 10:00 am, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 

Serena Renee Ontiberos

Serena Renee Ontiberos of Elgin, TX passed away unexpectedly on September 28 2017, at the age of 47.  She was born in Jacksonville, FL, to Greg and Noreen (Sachtleben) Raley on July 30, 1970. Serena worked at the Travis County Correctional Facility as a Senior Office Specialist. A devoted wife, mother, daughter and grandmother, her love for her family was immeasurable. She enjoyed family get-togethers, fishing, caring for all her animals and of course, she loved to shop online. Her mother preceded her in death. She is survived by her father; her husband, Louis Ontiberos; a sister, Cheryl Blanche Raley; two sons, David Kolten Young and Louis Alan Ontiberos; two daughters, Kayla Renee Silva and Kelsey Lianne Young; two grandchildren; her fellow work family and many friends. Serena’s  life will be celebrated in the Pennington Memorial Chapel at 10:00 am, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 North Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Ursula M. White

Date of Birth: Jan 13, 1935  |   Date of Death: Sept 28, 2017   |   Service Date: Pending. 

Ursula M. White

Ursula M. White, age 82, of San Marcos, TX passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Memorial Services pending. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, TX, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Dorothy Buaas Hauptrief

Date of Birth: December 24, 1923  |   Date of Death: September 28, 2017   |   Service Date: 10:00 am, Saturday, October 14, 2017. 

Dorothy Buaas Hauptrief

Dorothy Hauptrief passed peacefully from this world and into a new life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 28, 2017. She will be joining her husband Jesse who predeceased her. Originally from Kyle, TX, Dorothy lived a full and wonderful life of over 93 years. At the time of her passing, she was living in Fredericksburg, TX, where she was a resident at Heritage Manor Assisted Living. Dorothy was born to Victor Lawrence Buaas and Henrietta Bertha Buaas in San Antonio, TX, on December 24, 1923. An only child, she grew up among many family members in the San Antonio and Austin area. Dorothy was a graduate of Breckenridge High School and Durham Business School in San Antonio. In 1942, she met Jesse Hauptrief from Kyle, TX, and they were married on January 31, 1943. After marriage they returned to Kyle where Jesse started his auto repair and sales business. Dorothy worked in the office using the skills she learned in Durham Business School. She was a loving wife and mother of 5 children. She became involved in the Kyle community, which included ...

Arthur Thomas Harris, Jr.

Date of Birth: July 11, 1946  |   Date of Death: September 10, 2017   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Thursday, September 14, 2017. 

Arthur Thomas Harris, Jr.

Arthur Thomas Harris, Jr., of San Marcos, TX, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the age of 71.  He was born in Smithville, TX to Arthur Thomas Harris Sr. and Helen (Willis) Harris on July 11, 1946. He is survived by his sons, Daryl Harris and Clayvon Harris; daughters, Laura Lynn Harris, Patricia Harris and Sherlon Veal; brother, Dwight Harris; sisters, Shirley Harris and Faye Harris; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at Pennington Funeral Home, 11:00 A.M., Thursday, September 14, 2017. Interment to follow at the San Marcos City Cemetery. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, TX, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Mollie Virginia Neuse Wranitzky

Date of Birth: Jan. 28, 1924  |   Date of Death: Sept. 2, 2017   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Saturday. Sept. 23, 2017. 

Mollie Virginia Neuse Wranitzky

Mollie Virginia Neuse Wranitzky, age 93 and loved by so many, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 2, 2017.    She had enjoyed great friends at Orchard Park Assisted Living in Kyle in the last 8 months.  Although her health had declined in recent weeks due to complications of a fall, her passing leaves those who loved and knew her in a state of sadness. Mollie Neuse was born Jan. 28, 1924 in Kyle to Helen Thiele and Henry Neuse, the 2nd of 5 children.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in San Marcos.  Her Lord and Savior were real and precious and guided her in living her life. She attended Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos, Texas and taught school during World War II.    At age 21, she married Benjamin Rudolph Wranitzky on October 28, 1942 and had three daughters, Debbie Lockhart (Bruce), Nancy Myers (Tom), and Susie Carter (John).  She was a devoted wife and mother, active in the church, PTA, Garden Club, 4-H Club, and Home Demonstration Club.  She loved playing tennis, reading, playing “42”, and was an accomplished artist.  Mollie loved ...

Christine Pokusa Coryell

Date of Birth: Jan 9th, 1950  |   Date of Death: Aug 18th, 2017   |   Service Date: 12:00 P.M., Saturday, Aug 26, 2017. 

Christine Pokusa Coryell

Christine Pokusa Coryell, 67, of Martindale, Texas, died Friday in Houston. Christine was born in Newark, New Jersey on January 9th, 1950, to Elizabeth and Joseph Pokusa. One of five children, Christine was raised in both New Jersey and Michigan. She met her husband, Donald Bruce Coryell, in 1971, and shortly after, moved with him to Beaumont. Christine finished her undergraduate degree there, at Lamar University, and then her Master’s, all while teaching and raising four children. Christine’s work ethic was as legendary as her hospitality. A gifted teacher, she moved from elementary to University level education. Eventually, she would retire from teaching Pedagogy in Lamar’s Education Department. Christine’s door was open to everyone. She was involved in many community and church organizations, including the society of St Vincent de Paul. She had tremendous energy and love of life that she shared unstintingly with everyone she met.  Christine is survived by her husband of 45 years, Donald Coryell of Martindale, Texas; her children Christi and Scott Ali of Beaumont Texas, Kara Coryell and Joshua Lee-Center of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Don and Marci Coryell of New Braunfels, ...

Stanley Louis Miller, Jr.

Date of Birth: Oct 6, 1948  |   Date of Death: Aug 17, 2017   |   Service Date: To be held at a later date. 

Stanley Louis Miller, Jr.

Stanley Louis Miller, Jr. of San Marcos, TX, passed away on August 17, 2017, at the age of 68.  He was born October 6, 1948 in Gonzales, TX to Stanley Louis Miller, Sr. and Evelyn Adele (Smith) Miller. His parents preceded him in death.  He is survived by his wife, Vernell (Dietert) Miller; two sons, Chris Miller of San Marcos and Conrad Miller of Austin; sister, Terri Miller of College Station; and brother, Michael John Miller, Sr. of Temple, TX. A Vietnam War veteran, Stanley served in the United States Army 173rd Airborne Brigade from April 21, 1970 to April 1972.  He married his wife, Vernell on January 15, 1972 in the First Protestant Church in New Braunfels.   He later served in the Army National Guard of Texas from April 10, 1972 to July 9, 1973.  Stanley worked as a lineman for the City of Gonzales from April 1972 to April 1973.  He also worked for  Cliett Hardware from April, 1973 to August 1976.  In May 1979 he graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts.  From 1979 to 2002 he worked for Thermon Manufacturing first in Research and Development and then as a training ...

Robert W. Brown, Sr.

Date of Birth: September 16, 1943  |   Date of Death: August 16, 2017   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Monday, August 21, 2017. 

Robert W. Brown, Sr.

Robert W. Brown, Sr.,age  73, of Center Point, TX passed away on August 16, 2017 in Kerrville, TX.  He was born September 16, 1943 in Galveston, TX to William David and Mary Anabell (Jackson) Brown. He is survived by his wife, Gloria (Hitchcock) Brown; son, Robert W. Brown, Jr. of Port Lavaca, TX; daughter, Peggy Hoisington and husband, William of Kerrville, TX; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale, TX, at 10:00 A.M., on Monday, August 21, 2017. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, TX, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com