Obituaries

Mary Jane Macmanus

Date of Birth: March 31, 1924  |   Date of Death: April 25, 2017   |   Service Date: Pending. 

Mary Jane Macmanus

Mary Jane Macmanus, age 93, of San Marcos, TX passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  She was born March 31, 1924 in Aztec, NM to David Boyd and Rhoda (Pinkstaff) Abrams. She is survived by two sons, Bo Macmanus and his wife, Maria Elena of San Marcos, TX, and Michael Joseph of Dallas, TX; her daughter, Gerryann Campbell of Aztec, NM; sister, Norma Waggoner of Oregon; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial will be held at a later date in Aztec, NM. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos,TX 78666, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

James Booker O’Bryant

Date of Birth: April 20, 1938  |   Date of Death: April 21, 2017   |   Service Date: 10:00 am, Saturday, April 29, 2017. 

James Booker O’Bryant

On April 21, 2017, James Booker O’Bryant, 79, joined his beloved wife, Claudia Margaret Woolsey O’Bryant, on their 47th wedding anniversary in his heavenly home.  Jim’s certain belief in God and His faithfulness, supported him and gave him peace. Jim was born to the late, Lem (Jack) O’Bryant and Katy Fay Helms, a pump station operator and a homemaker respectively, in Corpus Christi, TX on April 20, 1938. He was reared in the Holiness Tabernacle Pentecostal Church from an early age. Jim attended Miller High School in Corpus Christi.  He then served in the United States Marine Corp from July 1959 through October 1960 and was awarded an honorable discharge.  Jim was married to his best friend, Claudia, on April 20, in 1970 in Corpus Christi.  Jim and Claudia raised their children with discipline, a strong work ethic, and humility.  The entire family was baptized at Gardendale Baptist Church, where they attended until their move to Wimberley, Texas. Jim was a dedicated and tireless worker.  As a Jack-of-All-Trades, he was soldier, pipefitter, craftsman, salesman, racecar driver, mobile home service and repairman, and general handyman to anyone that needed him. ...

Dorothy Anne (Evans) Williamson

Date of Birth: October 23, 1930  |   Date of Death: April 24, 2017   |   Service Date: Visitation 1:00 P.M. & Service: 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 28, 2017. 

Dorothy Anne (Evans) Williamson

Dorothy Anne Williamson, 86, of Waco, formerly of San Marcos, Texas, was called home, on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Baylor Scott & White Healthcare Center. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 1:00 pm followed by funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, with Bro. Dennis Spire officiating. Burial will follow at San Marcos City Cemetery. Dorothy, or Nanny as she was called by many, was born October 23, 1930 in Prairie Dell, Texas, to Will and Ola Evans. Her childhood was spent in Prairie Dell and Salado and she attended schools in Salado before her family sold their grocery store and moved to Killeen when she was a junior in high school. She then attended Killeen High School, graduating in 1947. She met the love of her life and married James Guy (Jack) Williamson after graduation on June 15, 1947. They had five children, two boys and three girls, raising them in Killeen, Belton, Abilene, and then moved to San Marcos in 1960. She would remain there until October 1999 when they relocated to Waco to be close to ...

Elenora Martha (Jenke) Voss

Date of Birth: February 24, 1923  |   Date of Death: April 21, 2017   |   Service Date: 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 

Elenora Martha (Jenke) Voss

Elenora Martha (Jenke) Voss of Staples, TX passed away on April 21, 2017, at the age of 94.  She was born February 24, 1923 in Bexar County, TX, to Willie J. and Elsa S. (Neitzke) Jenke. Her parents; husband, Marvin Voss; son, Randy Voss; and two brothers, Elmer and Ervin Jenke preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Gerald Voss and Bobby Voss of Staples, TX; daughter-in-law, Annie Voss of Mercedes, TX; two sisters, Betty Loeffler of Marion, TX and Evelyn Jenke of New Braunfels, TX; and sister-in-law, Myrtle Voss of Seguin, TX. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Pennington Funeral Home, 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  Interment to follow at the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park in New Braunfels, TX. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

John Andrew Jordon

Date of Birth: January 19, 1932  |   Date of Death: April 17, 2017   |   Service Date: Memorial Service Pending. Details to be announced at a later date. 

John Andrew Jordon

John Andrew Jordon, devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend passed peacefully on April 17, 2017 at the age of 85. He was born January 19, 1932 in Fisk, Missouri. He moved to San Marcos, Texas in 1970 and retired from a career at Mensor Corporation, San Marcos, Texas.  On December 17, 1971, he married Guerry Ellen Leddy Jordon. John served during the Korean War with the U.S. Army 7th Calvary and was honorably discharged.  He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal, two Bronze Service Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Army of Occupation (Germany), three Bronze Campaign Stars and Good Conduct Medal. John’s previous residences included Pontiac, Michigan, Corpus Christi, Texas, Martindale, Texas and San Marcos, Texas. He attended University of Michigan, Wayne State, Del Mar College, Texas State University and was a faithful member of Solid Rock Church. Survived by his wife, Guerry Ellen Leddy Jordon; daughter, Cathleen Knauf of St. Joseph, Michigan; his children by marriage, Christi Hanson Lewis of Austin, Texas, Paul Hanson and wife, Carolyn of Pearland, Texas, and Mike Hanson and ...

Marian Lucille Young Purswell

Date of Birth: June 13, 1926  |   Date of Death: April 15, 2017   |   Service Date: 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, April 19, 2017. 

Marian Lucille Young Purswell

Marian Lucille Young Purswell of Martindale, Texas passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the age of 90. She was surrounded in person and in spirit by her family. She was born on June 13, 1926 in Morganville, Kansas to Clayton and Ella Young. She married Arthur Don Purswell on June 3, 1950 and moved to Texas, where she was proud to live for the rest of her life. Having completed business college, she began working as a secretary at Harper Seed Farms where she worked for many years. Marian, Mother, Granny, Mrs. Purswell, Mrs. P., Aunt Marian, Mrs. Marian – she went by many names, and touched so many lives in different ways. Those who knew her recognized they could count on her to listen without judgment or unsolicited advice. She was an active member of Martindale Baptist Church, an enthusiastic gardener, and she loved antiques and traveling. She could often be found in the kitchen making her famous jellies and pickles and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by three siblings and survived by her husband of 66 years, ...

Curley James Jackson, Jr.

Date of Birth: November 7, 1962  |   Date of Death: April 2, 2017   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, April 8, 2017. 

Curley James Jackson, Jr.

Curley James Jackson, Jr. of Luling, TX, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the age of 54 years.   He was born November 7, 1962 in Crowley, LA. He is preceded in death by his father, Curley James Jackson, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Catherine (Morris) Jackson; his wife, Nancy June (Green) Jackson; son, Curley James Frank Jackson; three daughters, Tyronza Forcey, Trymondria Jackson  and LeAnn Jackson; brother, Bartley Jackson; three sisters, Katherine Lawrence, Lenora Wilson (Aaron), and Gloria Ann Jackson; and two grandchildren. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, April 7, 2017.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Luling, TX, with Pastor William Martin, Jr. officiating.  Interment to follow at the Kelly Cemetery in Prairie Lea, TX. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 North Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfunerlahome.com  

Carroll Oliver David

Date of Birth: November 25, 1931  |   Date of Death: April 1, 2017   |   Service Date: 4:00 P.M., Sunday, April 9, 2017. 

Carroll Oliver David

Born November 25, 1931 in Opelousas, Louisiana, he died on April 1, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas, at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, surrounded by his family.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Helen E. Burttschell David; their children Sue Haschke, Steve David, and Sarah Luecke, and their spouses; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren who call him "PawPaw" ; and his beloved dog, Lady.  He is also survived by his brother Donald, and his much-loved extended family in Louisiana. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.  After the war he earned a B.A. in English Literature from St. Edward University in Austin, Texas, and later a Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas in Austin.  His distinguished career as a family therapist in Dallas and San Marcos spanned over five decades. He authored a textbook chapter and a number of articles and presentations related to his work with head-injured patients and their families.  

Jerry B. Fife

Date of Birth: November 29, 1950  |   Date of Death: April 3, 2017   |   Service Date: 4:00 P.M., Sunday, April 9, 2017. 

Jerry B. Fife

Jerry B. Fife of Kyle, TX, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away on April 3, 2017, at the age of 66.  He was born November 29, 1950 in Canyon, TX, to James Brooks and Dorothy (Neely) Fife. His father preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother; his wife of 18 years, Violeta (Solar) Fife; son, Justin B. Fife of Kyle; daughter, Phoebe Wargny and husband, Steve of California and their three children, Sebastian, Rex and Juniper; two sisters, Donna Langley and husband, Dave of Amarillo, and Sue McGee and husband, Lynn of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Jerry was a skilled auto technician and worked for the Austin Police Department.  He enjoyed fishing and watching football, especially the Cowboys and the Longhorns. He was devoted to his family and will be so dearly missed by all. A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be held at 4:00 P.M., Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Kyle, TX, with Pastor Rodney Coleman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 4000 E. FM 150, Kyle, TX 78640. Arrangement under the care and guidance of Pennington ...

Lenora Davis Giesen

Date of Birth: Sept 16, 1917  |   Date of Death: April 1, 2017   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 12, 2017. 

Lenora Davis Giesen

Lenora Davis Giesen was born on the family ranch in Blanco County, Texas September 16, 1917.  She passed into the arms of her Lord April 1, 2017 at the age of 99.   Her parents moved the family to San Marcos when Lenora was five years old.  She graduated from San Marcos High School in 1934 and received her B.S. from Texas State Teacher’s College, now Texas State University, in 1937.   She began her teaching career in Rosenberg, Texas.  In 1940 she married Ed Green Giesen a San Marcos native.  After the birth of their only child, Bettie Rabb Giesen, Lenora returned to the elementary classroom to complete thirty four years of service in the San Marcos public school taking only one year’s leave of absence to complete her M.A. from Texas State Teacher’s College in 1952.   Lenora was a life long member of the First Baptist Church and a seventy year member of the Fidelis Bible Study Class.  She was preceded in death by her parents,  Pike and Nora (Dodgen) Davis, her sister, Winnie Davis Hicks,and her husband, Ed Green Giesen.  She is survived by her daughter ...

Yvonne Fourqurean Parker

Date of Birth: February 4, 1943  |   Date of Death: March 25, 2017   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Friday, March 31, 2017. 

Yvonne Fourqurean Parker

Yvonne Fourqurean Parker of San Marcos, TX passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the age of 74.  She was born February 4, 1943 to Robert and Ima Fourqurean in San Marcos, TX.  She was their only daughter. Yvonne was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of San Marcos.  She graduated from San Marcos High School and attended William Woods College in Fulton, MO from 1960 to 1962.  She also attended SWT and received a degree in Education.  Yvonne taught 6th grade in San Marcos, TX and retired as a teacher.  Yvonne was married to C.C. Parker and lived in Colorado Springs.  Yvonne was an extraordinary woman.  She was an animal lover and had three dogs, Sirius, Sookie Samae and Selby who were like her children. Yvonne is survived by her friends and extended family, and her three dogs. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Thursday, March 30, 2017.  A Celebration of Yvonne’s Life will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, March 31, 2017, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow at the San Marcos City Cemetery. Arrangements under the care ...

Raquel Mascorro

Date of Birth: Jan 22, 1983  |   Date of Death: March 16, 2017   |   Service Date: Visitation: 4:00 P.M., Prayer Service: 6:00 P.M., Thursday, March 23, 2017. 

Raquel Mascorro

Raquel Mascorro of Austin, TX, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the age of 34.   She was born January 22, 1983, to Richard and MaryGrace (Requejo) Mascorro, in Austin, TX. She is survived by her parents; two sons, Nathan and Noah Mascorro; and two daughters, Alyssa and Alexis Mascorro. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos, 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with  a Prayer Service  at 6:00 P.M., on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 North Comanche Street, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

William Carroll “Bill” Daniels

Date of Birth: October 3, 1939  |   Date of Death: March 15, 2017   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 24, 2017. 

William Carroll “Bill” Daniels

This is the story about the life of a very remarkable man.  William Carroll Daniels was born in Houston, Texas, on October 3, 1939 to William Henry and Mildred Beryl Daniels. He faithfully attended Park Place Methodist Church and was very involved in his community. He was a dedicated Boy Scout and went on to accomplish Eagle Scout. Recently, he donated his hand-made projects to the United States Boy Scout Museum in Dallas.  He graduated from Charles H. Milby High School in 1957 where he was involved in almost every extra-curricular activity including Head Cheerleader.  It was at Milby that Bill began to plant the seeds of forever friendships. Following High School, he enrolled in Sam Houston State University and was a Charter Member-EZ Chapter Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. There, he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Bill was also the proud father of a beautiful baby girl, Deidre Gay Daniels.  With the sobering responsibility of a child, he left his position at Pittsburgh Plate Glass to attend Dental School at The University of Texas and graduated with honors. Dr. Daniels enlisted into the United States Army as a Captain in ...

Josephine Katherine Spevak Springmeyer

Date of Birth: February 3, 1922  |   Date of Death: March 13, 2017   |   Service Date: 9:00 A.M., Friday, March 17, 2017. 

Josephine Katherine Spevak Springmeyer

Josephine Katherine Spevak Springmeyer died peacefully in San Marcos on March 13, 2017.  She was born on February 3, 1922 in Wheatland, Wyoming to Louis and Josephine Spevak.  Her brothers were Louis, Edward and Frank.  Her sisters were Betty, Rosa and Marie.  Josephine graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in education.  Her passion for education led to a 40 year career as a teacher starting in Wyoming, taking her to Idaho, Alaska, Okinawa, the Philippines and Virginia before coming to Howard Elementary in Alamo Heights where she retired in 1984.  Josephine met her husband Clifford Eugene Springmeyer in Anchorage, Alaska marrying on January 31, 1953. Josephine is survived by three children, Denise, Rosalyn and Stephen.  She is also survived by six grandchildren, Michelle, Pamela, Daniel, Diva, Monet and Remy and four great-grandchildren. Josephine will be remembered as a dedicated educator, avid bridge player, loving mother and grandmother.  She will be dearly missed. There will be a service held for Josephine in San Antonio at 9:00 am on Friday, March 17, 2017at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Virginia Bockno

Date of Birth: March 19, 1927  |   Date of Death: March 5, 2017   |   Service Date: 4:00 P.M., Friday, March 17, 2017. 

Virginia Bockno

Virginia Bockno passed away into eternal rest on Sunday, March 5, 2017.  Born on March 19, 1927 in New York City, Virginia née Blair was the daughter of Byron Blair and Martha Post Blair. Byron Blair was a WWI pilot whose twin brother Richard died at age 19 in active duty during the war.  Martha Post Blair was a professional dancer and a member of the Ziegfeld Follies.  During the Great Depression and post war years the Blairs traveled extensively and settled in Houston, Texas in the early 1950’s. In 1955 Virginia married Gregory C. Bockno in Houston, Texas.  Gregory Bockno was a WWII navy veteran who obtained an engineering degree from Clarkson College, Buffalo, N.Y. under the GI Bill.  In Houston, TX Gregory and Virginia gave birth to their eldest son Paul Gregory Bockno.  The Bockno family moved to Media, PA in Delaware county and raised three additional children: twin daughters, Laura and Linda, as well as youngest son, Peter.  Gregory Bockno retired from FMC Corporation where he worked as a Chemical Patent Engineer and passed in 1990. Upon the death of her husband Gregory, Virginia returned to Texas in 1995 to reside with her daughter Laura. Enjoying Texas so very much, ...