Obituaries

Linda Beaman Scull

Date of Birth: October 28, 1923  |   Date of Death: June 29, 2015   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 3, 2015. 

Linda Beaman Scull

Linda Beaman Scull, age 91, passed away at her home in Martindale, Texas, on June 29, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Friday, July 3, 2015, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Mary Elizabeth Windham

Date of Birth: May 1, 1938  |   Date of Death: June 23, 2015   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 27, 2015. 

Mary Elizabeth Windham

On May 1, 1938 in the small town of Katy, Texas, Oliver and Freda Wilkinson became the proud parents of their first child, Mary Elizabeth.  Two more daughters, Delores and Florence, were later born into the Wilkinson family.  Mary grew up in a very secure atmosphere on a farm in the country.  After graduation from Katy High School, Mary attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos.  She knew without a doubt that God was nudging her to become a teacher.  Music was very important in her life and she considered becoming a music teacher, but that was not God’s plan. While at SWT she met a young man named Billy Windham.  After graduation in August of 1959, Billy and Mary were married and soon moved to San Angelo to teach school. Mary taught for 3 years and then had a baby boy named Lee. About two years later they were blessed by a daughter, Sheri.  After Sheri began kindergarten, Mary returned to teaching. Mary taught English at the San Marcos Baptist Academy for 30 years. Mary’s hobbies were traveling, gardening, sewing, and meeting new people. She loved to ...

Jeanetta June Watkins Bond

Date of Birth: June 1, 1926  |   Date of Death: June 20, 2015   |   Service Date: 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 24 at the First Baptist Church of San Marcos 

Jeanetta June Watkins Bond

Jeanetta June Watkins Bond, 89, of San Marcos, Texas died June 20, 2015 in Kerrville, Texas. Visitation will be held at Pennington Funeral Home from 5:30-7:30 on Tuesday, June 23. Services will be led by Rev. Robert Schmeltekopf in San Marcos at First Baptist Church at 1:00 on Wednesday. On June 27, 2015 at Moore Funeral Home Chapel, visitation will begin at 12:30 P.M. with funeral services at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, June 27. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg. June was a native of Dixon, Mississippi, the youngest child of Angus and Emma Dell White Watkins. After graduating high school at the tender age of 16, she received a B.S. in Education/Home Economics from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, where she was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and President of the Home Economics organization. June began her Home Economics teaching career in Moss Point, Mississippi. There she was introduced to a fellow teacher’s brother-in-law, a handsome USAF pilot named Thomas Leon Bond. Back from serving overseas in WWII and time in ...

Lois Barton Liddle

Date of Birth: October 5, 1938  |   Date of Death: June 17, 2015   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 23, 2015. 

Lois Barton Liddle

Lois Barton Liddle, 76, of San Marcos, Texas passed away on June 17, 2015 at University Medical Center at Brackenridge in Austin, Texas. Visitation will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of San Marcos, 410 W. Hutchison St. on Monday, June 22 from 5:00-7:00 pm. The memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, June 23 at 11:00 am, reception following. Lois was born to Willis T. and M. Mildred Barton in Bethpage, Tennessee, on October 5, 1938. She attended Gallatin High School and obtained her Associates Degree in Business at Martin Jr. College in Pulaski, Tennessee. Here she met the love of her life, William David “Bill” Liddle. They married in Bethpage on September 7, 1958. Lois and Bill began their life together in Nashville, Tennessee, and soon after moved to California where Bill attended Claremont College. In 1963, they moved to San Marcos, where they lived out the rest of their lives. Lois worked at Gary Job Corps Center and the Texas Educational Foundation as an executive accountant. She retired at age 63, devoting much of her time to her beloved granddaughters. Lois was ...

James E. Gee

Date of Birth: March 4, 1929  |   Date of Death: June 10, 2015   |   Service Date: A memorial service will be planned at a later date. 

James E. Gee

James E. Gee went home to be with his Heavenly Father on June 10, 2015 at the age of 86. Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years, Verna M. Gee; children, Ricky D. Gee and his wife Ellen of San Marcos, TX and Debra Gee Sowards and her husband Larry of Buda, TX; his five grandchildren: Kathryn, Sarah, Amy, James, and Michaela, and two great-grandchildren: Michael and Jacob. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University, and he served his country proudly in the Korean War. Jim and his wife moved to San Marcos in 1965 to begin work at Gary Job Corps Center. He retired from GJCC in 1999. On May 24, 2015, Jim and Verna suffered the catastrophic loss of their home due to the flooding of the Blanco River. They were rescued by neighbors and Jim was airlifted out by the National Guard. Due to his medical condition, he never fully recovered from the devastation of the flood. Jim will be loved and missed by so many. The family would like to thank the Texas Army National Guard- Task Force 1 that aided in the rescue ...

Karen Sue Dorris Jennings

Date of Birth: July 4, 1943  |   Date of Death: June 4, 2015   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Monday, June 8, 2015 

Karen Sue Dorris Jennings

Karen Sue Dorris Jennings of San Marcos, Texas, beloved  mother and grandmother, passed away on June 4, 2015, at the age of 71.  She was born July 4, 1943, in Beeville, Texas, to Thomas Glenn and Margaret LuElla (Malone) Dorris. Her husband, Robert “Bob” Bryan Jennings, whom she married in February 1964, preceded her in death in 1993.  She is survived by two daughters, Kerry Lieury and husband, Jerome of Paris, France, and Jody Doss and husband, Michael of San Marcos, Texas; and four grandchildren, Marc Lieury and Claire Lieury, Cooper Doss and Parker Doss. Karen grew up in Mathis, Texas and graduated in 1961 from Mathis High School.  She came to San Marcos and graduated  from Southwest Texas State Teachers College with a Bachelor’s degree in music education. For 35 years, she taught music in the SMCISD.  Karen was a member of the DAR, First Baptist Church and First Christian Church in San Marcos, Texas. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Sunday, June 7, 2015.   A Celebration of Karen’s Life will be held at First Baptist Church in San Marcos, at 10:00 A.M., on Monday, ...

Vicki Sue Martin Weller

Date of Birth: November 1, 1938  |   Date of Death: May 31, 2015   |   Service Date: 3:00 P.M., Sunday, June 7, 2015 

Vicki Sue Martin Weller

Vicki Sue Martin Weller of Tulsa, Oklahoma, formerly of Abilene, Texas, loving and cherished wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on May 31, 2015, at the age of 76.  She was born November 1, 1938, in Edinburg, Texas, to John Weldon and Sarah Kathryn (Cox) Martin. Her parents and her first husband, David M. Dailey, Jr. preceded her in death. Vicki is survived by her devoted husband, LeGrand J. Weller, Jr.; daughters, Michael Kathryn Dailey of Dallas, TX, Karen Dailey Lesikar of Broken Arrow, OK and Jennifer Dailey-Vail of Westminster, CO; step-daughter, Margaret Weller Burns of McAllen, TX; stepsons, L.J. Weller, III of Canyon Lake, TX and David Weller of McAllen, TX.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A retired Special Education Director, Vicki was a member of several organizations, including the Abilene Women’s Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, Altursa and Abilene Retired Teachers Association.  Vicki was an expert bridge player and spent many happy times with her bridge group, she was the one they depended on for clarification of all rules.  Vicki loved spending time with family and friends. She will be greatly missed by everyone. Family ...

Betty Nan Landrum Pruitt

Date of Birth: August 25, 1925  |   Date of Death: June 2, 2015   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 6, 2015. 

Betty Nan Landrum Pruitt

Betty Nan Landrum Pruitt, formerly of Lufkin and Wimberley, died June 2, 2015, in San Marcos, Texas.  Betty was born August 25, 1925, in Waco, Texas, to Thomas Howell and Lou Ellen Rountree Landrum.  She grew up in Houston and graduated from Lamar High School in 1942.  Two years later she married Dr. Jack Pruitt, and they had three children, a son and two daughters.  They lived in San Angelo and McAllen before returning to Houston so that Jack could finish his medical residency in pathology.  In 1954 they moved to Lufkin, where he practiced pathology until his death in 1982. In Lufkin, Betty was active in the First United Methodist Church, the Angelina Medical Auxiliary, and the Rotary Anns, and she served as an elected member of the Board of Trustees of Angelina College for eighteen years.  After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nutrition (summa cum laude) from Stephen F. Austin State University, she worked as a registered dietitian, first in private practice, and then for Stephen F. Austin. In 1995, Betty moved from Lufkin to Wimberley, where she made many close friends over the next ten years.  She ...

Jean Isabel Love

Date of Birth: Jan 13, 1925  |   Date of Death: May 31, 2015   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Friday, June 5, 2015. 

Jean Isabel Love

Jean Isabel Love, daughter of George Roland and Thelma M. (Winchenbaugh) MacMaster, was born January 13, 1925, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and left earth on May 31, 2015, to join her husband of 61 years, Carlos Oran Love.  She is survived by her three sons, Richard Oran Love and his wife Marilyn, George Roland Love and his wife Janet, and Kyle Eugene Love.  She is also survived by six grandchildren, Tim Love and wife, Amber, Amy Love, John Love, Mark Love, Michaela Love, and Chris Love, and four great-grandchildren, Cassidy Wood, Livi Love, Gavin Wood, and Kate Love. Jean met the love of her life, Carlos, in Boston on his way to World War II.  Two years later, Carlos picked her up and headed back to Texas to complete his degree at Texas A&M. They began their journey as part of the greatest generation, moving from Hillsboro to McKinney to Dallas, having a son in each location.  Jean raised her sons in Dallas, serving as room mother, Sunday school teacher, and cub scout den mother.  She and Carlos built a home in Dallas and a retreat at Lake Tawakoni where they ...

Henry N. McEwen

Date of Birth: July 30, 1924  |   Date of Death: May 17, 2015   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Friday, June 5, 2015. 

Henry N. McEwen

After a series of recent health challenges and sharing that he was tired and ready to reunite with his beloved wife Christine, Henry’s wish was granted Sunday morning, May 17, 2015. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family, who found comfort in knowing that “Pa Henry” was ready to go, and that he was free of pain again. Henry leaves behind his son Gary and wife Cheri Freeman McEwen, College Station, and his daughter Debby Koonce, Ft. Worth.  He is also lovingly remembered by 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, including Kathleen Hamilton (Sean), children Ava and Ben; Justin McEwen, (Autumn), children Hoyt, Campbell, and Charlie; Bryan Koonce, children Jaylee, Makhi; Andrea Koonce, children, Abbigale, and Kason; and Jenna Noelle and son Jace. Henry Campbell McEwen and Ruby McEwen and siblings Lytle, Preston, Woodrow, Gladys, Joy, and Imazelle welcomed young Henry when he arrived in Stonewall County, 12 miles north of Aspermont, Texas, on July 30, 1924.  Henry never lost his deep love for and connection to Stonewall County.  He and his son Gary and grandson Justin continued to hunt and fish on hallowed Stonewall County ground whenever they could throughout the years. While Henry was serving his country in the Navy, he met the love of his life, Christine Angell, on the Capitol grounds in DC.  After she caught his eye, Henry bravely approached and started talking to her.  When Christine asked him if he was trying to pick her up, in typical Henry McEwen style, he replied, “no, I picked you out.” Six months later, they married on April 21, 1945.   The happy couple was married just 4 days short of ...

Viola Hinojosa Sowell

Date of Birth: May 18, 1963  |   Date of Death: May 23, 2015   |   Service Date: Mass: 2:00 P.M., Thursday, May 28, 2015. 

Viola Hinojosa Sowell

Viola was called home to be with our Lord on Saturday May 23, 2015 due to a sudden illness. Viola was born May 18, 1963 to Ruben Hinojosa Sr. of Rockport, TX and Anita Zambrano Hinojosa of Portland, TX.  Viola graduated from Gregory Portland High School in 1981.  She is survived by her loving husband Charles Gregory Sowell, son Samuel Alexander Sowell, and daughter Amanda Celeste Sowell, all of San Marcos, TX; two brothers, Ruben Hinojosa Jr. of San Diego, CA and Freddy Hinojosa (and wife Patricia) of Gregory, TX; two sisters Elia Sirio (and husband Lupe) of New Braunfels, TX and Rosie Deleon (and husband Juan) of Portland, TX.  Viola was a loving and very dedicated wife and mother. She was the Director for the Senior Citizen Center for Community Action, Inc. in San Marcos, TX, where she touched many lives and was loved by so many people. Her smile would light up a whole room as soon as she entered.  Viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Pennington Funeral Home at 323 N. Comanche St in San Marcos starting at 5pm and rosary at 7pm.  Mass services will be held ...

Rudy Perez

Date of Birth: September 25, 1956  |   Date of Death: May 15, 2015   |   Service Date: 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, May 26, 2015. 

Rudy Perez

Rudy Perez of San Marcos, Texas , beloved and cherished husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away in Northern Virginia on May 15, 2015, at the age of 58.  He was born in San Marcos, Texas, to the late Virginia and Delfino Perez, on September 25, 1956. He is survived by his devoted wife of 32 years, Cathy L. Perez; one son, Samuel J. Perez and wife, Alexandria Perez and their children, Lillianna and Elena Perez; one daughter, Deanna M. Yuen and husband, Tsgt David Yuen, USAF; six sisters, Lupe Martinez and husband, Simon Martinez, Velia Urrutia and husband, Joe Urrutia, Grace Saucedo and husband, Tony Saucedo, Terri Guerrero, Diana Torres and husband, Arthur Torres, and Gloria Acosta and husband, Gilbert Acosta; one brother, Dino Perez and wife, Verna Perez; sisters-in-law, Patricia O’Leary and husband, David O’Leary, Judy Rizzo and husband, Tom Rizzo; and brother-in-law, Steve Wilcoxon.  He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and numerous other family members. Rudy touched many people in so many places throughout the world, far and near. A Celebration of Rudy’s Life will be held at 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Pennington Funeral ...

Beverly Gail Sturm

Date of Birth: December 29, 1931  |   Date of Death: May 12, 2015   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 15, 2015. 

Beverly Gail Sturm

Beverly Gail Sturm, age 83 of San Marcos, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. She was born December 29, 1931, in Beaver, PA, to the late Robert Gayle and Anna Mabel McClinton. Beverly graduated from Beaver Falls High School, received a business degree and later obtained a Real Estate License and practiced in Texas and Georgia. She enjoyed family, museums and worldwide travel to Alaska, Australia, Cairo, England, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, and Western Europe. There were many camping trips with her children, grand-children and extended family. Beverly's passion for sewing included making her own wedding gown to her grandchildren's clothes. She made approximately 900 baby quilts and donated them to various charities. Beverly was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She served as Treasurer for many years, was part of the ladies quilting group and the annual bazaar. She also served on the welcoming committee in Summer Mountain Ranch. On June 9, 1951 Beverly married her high school sweetheart Walter James Sturm. Beverly is survived by her brothers James C. (Mamee) McClinton, Larry McClinton, daughters Deborah (Bobby) Sheridan, Nancy (Jim) Dean, Monica Carrington and son Bill ...

Doris R. LaCook

Date of Birth: August 19, 1925  |   Date of Death: May 10, 2015   |   Service Date: 12:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 13, 2015. 

Doris R. LaCook

Doris R. LaCook, age 89, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on May 10, 2015. A Graveside Service will be held at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston, Texas, at 12:00 P.M., on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Helen F. Floyd

Date of Birth: April 1, 1928  |   Date of Death: May 8, 2015   |   Service Date: 1:00 P.M, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. 

Helen F. Floyd

Helen F. Floyd, age 87, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on May 8, 2015. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Marcos. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com