Obituaries

Edna (Susie) Sellstrom

Date of Birth: June 28, 1935  |   Date of Death: January 12, 2017   |   Service Date: Visitation: 1:00 PM Service: 2:00 PM, Sunday, Jan 15, 2017. 

Edna (Susie) Sellstrom

Edna (Susie) Sellstrom, age 81, passed away in Austin, TX, on January 12, 2017.  She was born June 28, 1935, in Temple, Texas to Roy Lee Headrick, Sr., and Edna Zingleman-Headrick. She is survived by daughters, Kathy Richter and Karen Schwake; brother Roy Lee Headrick, Jr., brother Billy Headrick, and brother Jackie Headrick; three grandchildren, Michelle Metz, Michael Richter and Kourtney Morgan; and six great-grandchildren, Dustin Richter, Michael Metz, Emma Morgan, Todd Morgan, Daniel Webb and Christian Webb. She is preceded in death by her parents. Family will receive friends at 1:00 P.M., and Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church in San Marcos.  Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche Street, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512-353-4311   www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Alvin Carr (A.C.) Heath, Jr.

Date of Birth: February 9, 1924  |   Date of Death: January 9, 2017   |   Service Date: Pending. 

Alvin Carr (A.C.) Heath, Jr.

Alvin Carr (A.C.) Heath Jr., fondly known as Papa, formerly of La Coste, TX passed away in San Marcos, TX Monday, January 9, 2017 at the age of 92.  He was Born February 9, 1924 in Huntsville, Texas to A.C. and Gertrude (Gentry) Heath Sr. He spent his early elementary and teenage years in Huntsville, where he was a Boy Scout achieving “Life Rank”.  The family moved to San Marcos in 1939 where A.C. graduated from San Marcos High School in 1941.  During this time he began his lifelong hobby as a Amateur Ham Radio Operator.  In 1942, he joined the U.S. Marine Corp.  Later in 1944, he met and married the love of his life, Hazel Parrish in San Antonio, Texas. After an honorable discharge in 1945, A.C. began his career working at Kelly Air Force Base for the Air Force Logistic Center.  During his tenure, he received several achievement awards from the USAF for saving the U.S. Government  millions  through his studies, plans and logistic implementations of more cost effect avionic system measures. He worked primarily with the USAF logistic teams on the B-58, C-5A, B-70 ...

Robert Hamilton

Date of Birth: August 19, 1981  |   Date of Death: January 9, 2017   |   Service Date: 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 14, 2017. 

Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton,  husband of Debra Hamilton and son of Linda Hamilton of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the age of 35. Visitation at Pennington Funeral Home, 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday, January 13, 2017. Funeral Service 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Jackson Chapel UMC in San Marcos. Interment to follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, TX, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Mary C. Flori

Date of Birth: April 1, 1955  |   Date of Death: January 7, 2017   |   Service Date: Private Family Services. 

Mary C. Flori

Mary C. Flori,  age 61, beloved mother and sister, passed away at her home in San Marcos, Texas on Saturday, January 7, 2017 with her family by her side.  She was born in San Antonio, Texas to Felix John and Lillie Marie (Lyssy) Kruciak on April 1, 1955. A retired assistant physical therapist, Mary is survived by her son, Ryan Flori of Houston, Texas and her brother, James Kruciak of Hobson, Texas. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 North Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Nancy Howe Patterson

Date of Birth: January 27, 1937  |   Date of Death: December 28, 2016   |   Service Date: Visitation: 10:00 A.M., Service: 10:30 A.M., Saturday, December 31, 2016. 

Nancy Howe Patterson

Nancy Howe Patterson of Buda, Texas passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the age of 79.  She is preceded in death by her parents, John Raymond Howe and Bernice Blanche Howe and her great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Rae Sowers, daughter of Brittney and Jarrod Sowers. Nancy was born on January 27, 1937 in Corpus Christi, Texas.  She is survived by her three sons, Eric Patterson and wife Phyllis of Buda, Texas, Ray Patterson and wife Janet of Mountain City, Texas, and Cliff Patterson and wife Nancy of Lyman, Maine. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brandon Patterson and wife Jessica of Dripping Springs, Texas, Jerod Patterson and wife Sara of Dripping Springs, Texas, Bradley Patterson of San Marcos, Texas, Jason Patterson and wife Jessica of Athens, Alabama, and Brittney Sowers and husband Jarrod of Buda, Texas, and her great-grandchildren, Christian, Lily, and Lyndon Patterson, William, Henry, and Jack Patterson, Rylie Patterson, and Julia Patterson. Family will receive friends at 10:00 A.M., and a Memorial Service will follow at 10:30 A.M., on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos, Texas.   Interment services will be private. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral ...

Marvin William (Billy) Dammann

Date of Birth: July 7, 1943  |   Date of Death: November 29, 2016   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 28, 2016. 

Marvin William (Billy) Dammann

Marvin William (Billy) Dammann, age 73, passed away on November 29, 2016.  He was born July 7, 1943 in New Braunfels, TX, to Marvin C. Dammann and Alene Dammann. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie (Bolton) Dammann, father, Marvin C. Dammann, mother, Alene Dammann and brother, Russell Dammann. Billy was raised in New Braunfels, TX and was retired from Hunter Industries as a heavy equipment operator.  He was an avid deer hunter and devoted his life to taking care of his wife Minnie. He is survived by a son, Hank Allen Kilpatrick (Sandie) and a stepdaughter, Cathy Merris.  He had 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos, TX. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. www.cancer.org/donate Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Charles Estill Bludworth, Jr., M.D.

Date of Birth: March 17, 1930  |   Date of Death: December 2, 2016   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Thursday, December 8, 2016. 

Charles Estill Bludworth, Jr., M.D.

Charles Estill Bludworth, Jr., M.D., of Buda, TX, passed away on December 2, 2016, at the age of 86.  He was born on March 17, 1930 at St. David’s Hospital in Austin, TX, the son of Charles Estill and Rosa Lyon Bludworth. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas, pre-med in 1952 and was in NROTC and a 3-year Tennis Letterman.  Dr. Bludworth served his country on the USS Hanna, in the rank of Naval Lieutenant J.G, from 1952 to 1955. He received an M.D. from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1959.  While there, he met Mary Lou McBee and they were married in 1958 in Christoval, TX. Dr. Bludworth specialized in both adult and child psychiatry, practicing in Corpus Christi, TX. He was a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Rosa Bludworth Lewis.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Bludworth; sons, Charles Estill Bludworth, III and John Griffith Bludworth; daughters-in-law, Cheryl Lynn (Foster) and Brigitte (Benage); and grandchildren, Alex Bludworth, Griffith Bludworth, and Karl Bludworth. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, at 12 Noon, on Thursday, December 8, 2016, followed by a Celebration of ...

Nancy Cadena

Date of Birth: June 13, 1946  |   Date of Death: Dec 3, 2016   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 10, 2016. 

Nancy Cadena

Our beloved Nancy Cadena, age 70, of San Marcos, TX, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2016, surrounded by her family.  She was born in Ft. Davis, TX, on June 13, 1946, to Allen and Dora (Granado) Henry.          25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:         26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? John 11:25-26 She is survived by her husband, Vicente Cadena; two sons, Dwaine Cadena (Heather) and David Cadena (Melissa); sister, Beverly Cooper (Keith); three brothers, Bob Henry (Yolanda), Terry Henry (Christina) and John Henry (Debi).  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Travis Gonzalez, Kelsey Cadena, Emma Guli, Summer Bristow, Erik Cadena, Austin Bristow, Tesla Cadena, Tristan Cadena and Nicole Cadena; great-grandchildren, Ryan Brugman, Alyah Cadena, Adrian Montanez and Phoenix McKenzie; and nieces and nephews, Leroy Henry, Michael Henry, Sharon Pina, Audrie Henry, Dorian Pantusa, Presley Henry, Chris Cooper, Jenna Cooper, Paul Cooper and Andrea Henry. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, at 10:00 A.M.,  on Saturday, December 10, ...

Leonard L. Sellstrom

Date of Birth: August 14, 1934  |   Date of Death: November 28, 2016   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 30, 2016. 

Leonard L. Sellstrom

Leonard  L. Sellstrom, age 82, passed away in San Marcos, TX,  on November 28, 2016.  He was born August 14, 1934 in Williamson County, Texas, to Conrad and Lizzie (Handsel) Sellstrom. He is survived by his devoted wife, Susie (Headrick) Sellstrom; daughters, Kathy Richter and Karen Schwake; brother, Loyd Sellstrom; sisters, Joyce Madsen and Dora Smith; three grandchildren, Michelle Metz, Michael Richter and Kourtney Morgan; and six great-grandchildren, Dustin Richter, Michael Metz, Emma Morgan, Todd Morgan, Daniel Webb and Christian Webb. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Boyce Sellstrom; and a sister, Bessie Johnson. Family will receive friends at 1:00 P.M., and Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Grace Lutheran Church in San Marcos. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche Street, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Charles Earl “Buddy” Wiegand

Date of Birth: June 10, 1925  |   Date of Death: November 27, 2016   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016. 

Charles Earl “Buddy” Wiegand

Charles Earl “Buddy” Wiegand, 91, beloved father and grandfather, died peacefully on November 27, 2016.  He was born on June 10, 1925, to Carl and Leona Wiegand in Kyle, Texas.  He graduated from San Marcos High School. A World War II veteran, Buddy enlisted in the Army Air Corps at the age of 18 and served in the Pacific as a P-38 Crew Chief in the 475th Fighter Group.  After returning home, he met and married his wife of 67 years, Josephine Spence Wiegand. Buddy was a long-time resident of San Marcos.  He was a Mason, serving as Worshipful Master of the San Marcos Lodge.  He was also a former President of the San Marcos Shrine Club, where he helped children gain entrance into Shriners Hospitals.  Buddy was a member of First Baptist Church of San Marcos.  He donated service to the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing.  He was a member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving on the Veterans Day Parade Committee. Buddy is survived by his wife Josephine Spence Wiegand, son Bob Wiegand and wife Julie, daughter Carla Roberts and husband Randy, and grandchildren Lindsey Wiegand, ...

Herlinda V. Hernandez

Date of Birth: Jan 8, 1937  |   Date of Death: Nov 19, 2016   |   Service Date: Mass: 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 23, 2016. 

Herlinda V. Hernandez

Herlinda V. Hernandez, 79,  passed away peacefully on November 19, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on January 8, 1937 in Marion, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Celestino and Gracia Valdez and her brother, Ernesto Valdez.  She is survived by her loving husband of fifty eight years, Arturo E. Hernandez; her children, Arthur (Rose) Hernandez, Arnold (Delia) Hernandez, Angela (Robert) Picasio, Andrew (Anna) Hernandez, and Allen Ray Hernandez.  She is also survived by her siblings, Sam Valdez, Celestino Valdez Jr., Johnny Valdez, Mary Cervantez, Lupe Garza, and Adelina Facundo.  Grandchildren, Ashley (Jason) Hernandez-Martinez, Allison Hernandez, Arthur C. Hernandez III, Amanda Hernandez, Ray Arnold Hernandez, Bobby Picasio and Levi Picasio.  Great-grandchildren, Jayden and Jared Martinez, and numerous nephews and nieces. Herlinda worked and retired after 22 years of service from the San Marcos CISD where she worked as a Nurse’s and Teacher’s Aide.  Herlinda loved dancing with her husband, enjoyed family gatherings, and her monthly Camadre luncheons.  She loved caring for kids, especially her children and grandchildren and would do anything for them. Reciting of a rosary will be at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 22,  ...

Prudencio M. Calderon

Date of Birth: April 28, 1927  |   Date of Death: Nov 17, 2016   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016. 

Prudencio M. Calderon

Prudencio M. Calderon of San Marcos, fell asleep in death on November 17, 2016, at the age of 89.  He was born on April 28, 1927, in Gonzales County, TX, to the late Dolores and Juanita (Mungia) Calderon. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Luz S. Calderon. He was the eldest of eight siblings with only one surviving baby sister, Camila Calderon Herrera.  He is also survived by daughters, Esabel Rios (Paul), Maria Luisa Puhlhofer, Michaela Sanchez (Joe, Sr.), and Barbara Sanchez (Danny, Sr.); sons, Joe Hector Calderon (Bertha), Reyes Calderon, and Ted Calderon (Teresa); 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Calderon worked at Gary Job Corp. as a cook for 25 years.  He was an excellent cook and fishing was his passion.  He always entertained his family and friends with jokes, and most of all, our mother would laugh at each joke every time as if she had heard it for the first time.   He will be missed by all who knew him but he will never be forgotten. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home at 5:00 P.M., on Monday, November 21, ...

Roger Johnson, Sr.

Date of Birth: October 24, 1937.  |   Date of Death: Nov 17, 2016   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, Nov 26, 2016. 

Roger Johnson, Sr.

Roger Johnson, Sr., of San Marcos, TX, beloved husband, father, grand-and great-grandfather, passed away on November 17, 2016, at the age of 79.  He was born to Archibald and Elizabeth (Kares) Johnson in Lima, OH on October 24, 1937. His parents, a brother, Wayne “Brother” Johnson and son-in-law, James Rainer preceded him in death. He is survived by his devoted wife, Carol (Snow) Johnson; two sons, Roger Johnson, Jr. and wife, Penny of San Marcos and Robert H. Johnson of Lake Charles, LA; daughter, Rebecca Johnson-Rainer  of San Marcos; brother, Dean Johnson and wife, Debi of Georgia; sister, Karen Thomas of Lima, OH; nine grandchildren, Robert L. “Rob”, Robert H. “Bobby”, Amanda, Ashley, Brandon, Becca, Trinia, Keri and Amber; and eight great-grandchildren. Roger served in the United States Marine Corps. During his life, he was many things, including a race car driver, a hunter and fisherman, an inventor, builder and creator.  He was very out-going and enjoyed being with family and friends; he was the “Rock” of the family.  Roger touched many lives. He will always be loved and greatly missed. A Celebration of Roger’s Life will be held at his home, 311 ...

Nora Sue Ralls

Date of Birth: October 8, 1944  |   Date of Death: November 16, 2016   |   Service Date: Memorial Service: Pending 

Nora Sue Ralls

Nora Sue Ralls passed away on November 16th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Nora  was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on October 8, 1944. Nora was preceded in death by her father, James Everette “Bud” Ralls and in June of 2016 her mother, Frankie Nell Ralls. She lived in Corpus Christi most of her life. Nora  is survived by two daughters: Kathleen (Scott) Geiger of Waco  and Susan (Scott) Butler of Austin; three grandchildren: Stuart and Audrey Scott Geiger and Andre Balbarov (Colette) and one new-born great grand baby girl, Oyuna Francesca Balbarov.  Her surviving  siblings are: Margie Gorham, Joshua, Texas; twin sister Cora Goding, Ruby Duggins, Nat Tauber, and Mike Ralls of Corpus Christi; Teresa Justice, Huachuca, Az; James King of Muncie, Indiana and Richard King of San Antonio. Nora loved to fish.. Her favorite memory was “fishing with her girls” at their cabin in the Laguna Madre. She loved animals and had a magnificent green thumb. Nora loved children and they loved her. She was the favorite aunt of her 73 nieces and nephews, as well as other children and teenagers far and wide. People were drawn to her generous heart. Nora enjoyed life in all its’ abundance. Months before her ...

Tony Dwayne Walker

Date of Birth: June 27, 1959  |   Date of Death: November 12, 2016   |   Service Date: 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 19, 2016. 

Tony Dwayne Walker

  Tony Dwayne Walker, beloved father, son and friend, passed away on November 12, 2016 at the age of 57 years. Tony was born June 27, 1959 to Elmo and Mary Lou (Hubbard) Walker in Fentress, Texas. Tony graduated from San Marcos High School in 1977and was honored as a Distinguished Alumni in 2011. Tony was one of the few San Marcos High School Athletes to be drafted into professional sports directly out of high school. He played for the Cincinnati Reds Minor League from 1977-1983. He also enjoyed many years playing for the San Marcos Rebels. At the time of his passing, Tony was a Quality Control Supervisor at Lhoist North America in New Braunfels and also was the beloved assistant baseball coach at the San Marcos Academy. One of his passions was giving private baseball lessons to his many up and coming future baseball stars. Tony lived his life with great enthusiasm and an unwavering positive attitude. He loved being a life coach to young people and always wanted to instill in them how awesome life could be if you put God first, have dreams, set goals and weren't afraid to pursue ...