Obituaries

George Washington Boeker, Jr.

Date of Birth: December 21, 1939  |   Date of Death: June 24, 2017   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 27, 2017. 

George Washington Boeker, Jr.

George Washington Boeker, Jr., age 77, passed  away peacefully at his home in Niederwald, TX on June 24, 2017, with his family by his side. He was born to George Washington Boeker, Sr. and Hilda (Baring) Boeker in Dobrowolski, TX on December 21, 1939. He graduated from Charlotte High School and retired from the City of San Marcos where he was employed in the position of  Director of Public Works.  He served as President, Texas Water & Utilities Association and earned a Double A Certification for Water & Waste Water. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, football, baseball, basketball, track & field, but most of all he enjoyed laughing with his family and friends. George’s life could be summed up in three words, “Faith, Family and Friends”. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the San Marcos Masonic Lodge #342. His parents, his parents-in-law, Norman Clifton and Amanda Esther (Baumann) Wiley, brother-in-law, John  Ventrcek, sister, Melba Boeker Novosad (Gus) and niece, Laura Novosad Shoemake preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Joyce Fay (Wiley) Boeker whom he married on October 11, 1958 in Jourdanton, TX; ...

Walter Travis Morren, Jr.

Date of Birth: August 3, 1936  |   Date of Death: June 16, 2017   |   Service Date: 1:00 P.M., Sunday, June 25, 2017. 

Walter Travis Morren, Jr.

Walter Travis Morren, Jr., age 80, passed away in Elgin, TX on Friday, June 16, 2017. Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts, TX. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 North Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Juanita Keith Rodgers

Date of Birth: January 25, 1934  |   Date of Death: June 18, 2017   |   Service Date: 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. 

Juanita Keith Rodgers

Juanita Keith Rodgers, departed this life on Sunday June 18, 2017, in Kaplan, LA.  The granddaughter of John Will and Suzie Wimberley Pyland, she was born to Jasper Hardy and Katy Faye Keith in the Cude, Winters, Wimberley, Pyland, Keith home on January 25, 1934.  The oldest of five siblings, Juanita attended Wimberley Schools through tenth grade and graduated from Dripping Springs High School.  In 1952, she married the love of her life, Glenn Edward Rodgers. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.   She loved to deer hunt, and the twenty-one point buck she killed was displayed proudly in each home she occupied.  She loved baseball, being a high school softball pitcher, and was always an enthusiastic Texas Rangers fan. She is survived by her son, Lee Edward Rodgers and his wife Phyllis, of Kaplan, LA.   Nanny, as she was lovingly called, will be missed by her two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Robin Rodgers Stack (Dan) and son Mason of Sanford, NC and John Will Rodgers (Elizabeth) and sons, Parker and Henry of Arlington, TX.  Nanny’s heart was big enough to include 3 step-grandsons, Jonathan, Jeffrey and Jordan Dupree, their wives, and 13 children.  She was preceded in ...

Christina Garza Ponce

Date of Birth: October 2, 1972  |   Date of Death: June 10, 2017   |   Service Date: 7 pm, Thursday, 6/15 and Prayer Service: 10 am, Friday, 6/16/17. 

Christina Garza Ponce

Christina Garza Ponce of Kyle, Texas, our most beautiful, loving and caring wife, mother, sister and grandmother passed peacefully on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the age of 44.  She was born October 2, 1972 in Seguin, Texas to Roberto and Velia (Diaz) Garza. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Ponce; her four children, Tiffany D. Ponce, Justin C. Ponce, Annalise N. Ponce and Brooke L. Garza;  her two brothers, Robert Garza Jr. and Derek Garza; and two grandchildren, Dominick A. Murley and Mia R. Ponce. She  was a graduate of San Marcos High School and attended Tidewater Community College. Christina’s passions were cooking, football, and her children. Christina was full of life and touched the hearts of everyone she came across. She was the rock of our family and we thank God for blessing us with her. Christina will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by all. Family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to  9:00 p.m., with a Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, June 15, 2017; followed by a Prayer Service at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Pennington Funeral Home, with Pastor ...

Melba Peacock

Date of Birth: January 1, 1932  |   Date of Death: June 5, 2017   |   Service Date: 4:00 P.M., Saturday, June 10, 2017. 

Melba Peacock

Melba Peacock, 85,  of Kyle, TX, affectionately known as “Bo”, passed peacefully on Monday, June 5, 2017.  She was born January 1, 1932 in Karnack, Texas to Thomas Lamar and Opal (Lentz) Westmoreland. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin, where she met and married her husband, Charles “C.P.” Peacock on November 2, 1952. The majority of her teaching career was spent in Longview, Texas where she taught History, English and Special ED.  While living in Longview, Bo ran family restaurants for over 20 years.  She was well known for her cooking, especially chicken and dumplings, and pecan pie. She loved fishing and antiquing with “C.P.”,  and crafting was another of her favorite  hobbies. Bo is preceded in death by her husband, Charles “C.P.” Peacock, who passed away in 1988 and her brother, Thomas Lamar Westmoreland Jr. She is survived by her children, her daughter, Michele Peacock Tullis and her son, Scott Peacock, her grandsons Charles Peacock and , John Tullis and wife, Ashley, her great grandson, Wyatt, her sister, Faye Clamp and her dog, Bowie of 13 years. A Celebration of Bo’s life will be held at 4:00 P.M., Saturday, June 10, 2017 ...

Ann Brieger

Date of Birth: Dec 13, 1930  |   Date of Death: May 31, 2017   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Monday, June 5, 2017. 

Ann Brieger

Ann Brieger, of San Marcos, Texas, beloved and cherished wife, mother and grandmother, passed away early on Wednesday morning, May 31, 2017, at the age of 86. She was born in Harlingen, Texas on December 13, 1930 to David and Balsora (Simmons) Anderson. Ann graduated from Harlingen High School and later attended and received her BBA degree from Texas A & I College.  She married Alton G. “Al” Brieger in Harlingen on August 28, 1955 and they enjoyed almost 62 years of marriage.  In 1964 they moved to San Marcos where Ann later worked for the San Marcos Record in the 1970’s as the Women’s Editor. Al and Ann were faithful members of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and she enjoyed the many groups which she actively supported, namely, Junior Sorosis, Garden Club and Breckenridge Club. In 1977 Ann became a proud Honorary Member of the San Marcos Rotary Wednesday Group. Her parents and a brother preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Alton G. “Al” Brieger; son, Jon Brieger and wife, Jan of Blanco, Texas and their daughter, Tasha Corradini and husband, R.G. Corradini; daughter, Karen Tarascio of ...

Juanita Saxon

Date of Birth: Aug 27, 1922  |   Date of Death: May 31, 2017   |   Service Date: Graveside 10:30 AM, Pine Grove Cemetery & Memorial Svc 6:30 PM, Mainland Church of Christ, Friday June 9, 2017. 

Juanita Saxon

Juanita Saxon of San Marcos, TX, loving and cherished mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother,  and affectionately known as “Grandmother”,  passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the age of 94.  She was born August 27, 1922 in Manning, TX to the late Robert Preston and Georgia Mae (Havard) Chisolm. In her lifetime, Juanita wrote a book; she volunteered as Prison Chaplain for 17 years and taught at Blue Haven Church Camp for 20 years. Her husband, James E. Saxon preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Karen Hall (Ron) and Dr. Daphne “Taffy” Fulton (Ron); brother, Dr. Robert Chisolm; three sisters, Mrs. Billie Goode, Mrs. Mary Mullins and Mrs. Chery Chisolm; five grandchildren, Ron Hall, Jr., Dr. Todd Hall, Robert Fulton, Samuel Fulton and Katie Dolliver; and seven great-grandchildren, Madison Hall, Jordan Fulton, Caleb Hall, Avery Fulton, Reagan Dolliver, Julia Hall and Ryan Dolliver. In Celebration of Juanita’s life, a graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Corrigan, TX, on Friday, June 9, 2017, at 10:30 am., followed by a Memorial Service at Mainland Church of Christ in Texas City, TX, at 6:30 pm. Juanita’s grandson, Dr. Todd Hall will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests ...

Scott D. Long

Date of Birth: Nov 29, 1970  |   Date of Death: May 27, 2017   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 3, 2017. 

Scott D. Long

  Scott D. Long, of Austin, Texas, formerly of San Marcos, beloved son, father and fiancé, passed away early May 27, 2017, at the age of 46. He was born in Galveston, Texas on November 29, 1970 to Dr. Ken and Wilma (Wages) Long. Scott graduated from San Marcos High School in 1989 and Texas State University in 1993.  He worked as a project manager for the City of San Antonio with San Antonio first responders. His brother, Daniel Long,  preceded him in death. He is survived by his children, Ruth M. Long and Mirabelle Long; fiancé, Barbara Strickland; parents, Dr. Ken and Wilma Long; sister, Katherine Fitzgerald and husband, Brian; maternal grandmother, Wilma Wages and numerous cousins and friends. Scott’s life will be celebrated at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos, on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Private burial will follow at the San Marcos City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts in Scott’s memory be made to The 100 Club, P.O. Box 6741, San Antonio, TX 78209.  The 100 Club of San Antonio serves families of fallen first responders. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 North Comanche ...

Annie Laura Harrison Martin

Date of Birth: February 19, 1941  |   Date of Death: May 17, 2017   |   Service Date: 1:00 P.M., Saturday, June 10, 2017. 

Annie Laura Harrison Martin

Annie Laura graduated from Jourdanton High School in Jourdanton, Texas in 1958.  She attended  Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas and then Texas State Teacher’s College in San Marcos where she graduated with a degree in Education.  Annie Laura later earned her Master’s of Education Degree from Southwest Texas State University.  She began her teaching career at the age of 19, in Campbellton, Texas and  taught in the Navarro ISD, and then began a long career working for San Marcos Consolidated School District.  Before she retired, “Ms. Martin” served as the Chairperson for the Business Education Department at San Marcos High School.  Annie Laura went on to teach as an adjunct Professor at Texas State University in the Business Department.  During her long career, Annie made a significant impact on her students and colleagues.  She loved teaching and she loved the people she worked with.  She derived great joy from seeing the successes of her former students. Annie Laura married Melvin Harold “Butch”  Martin and had two children, Halcy Ann Martin-Dean and James Thomas Martin.  When her husband, Butch, passed away in 1976, Annie Laura dedicated ...

Homer Case Cutrer

Date of Birth: October 19, 1924  |   Date of Death: May 22, 2017   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Thursday, May 25, 2017 

Homer Case Cutrer

Homer (Blackie) Cutrer of Dripping Springs, TX, was a member of the Greatest Generation and received his wings on Monday, May 22, 2017 and he is soaring with the Eagles. Born October 19, 1924 in Baton Rouge, LA to Tom and Agnes Case Cutrer, he attended Istroma High School and LSU. At age 17 he joined the US Coast Guard and served in World War II as a Gunners Mate.  He was a private pilot, a chemical operator at Ethyl-Corporation, a Certified well operator for Deer Creek Ranch, a North Hays County Volunteer Fireman, an actor, musician and “Mr. Tambourine Man”.  He enjoyed life to the fullest and made many good memories for his family to remember. He is predeceased by brother, J.T. Cutrer and wife, Mary; brother, Ed Sitman Cutrer and wife, Betty; and sister, Catherine Cutrer Marroy. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jeanne (McGill) Cutrer;  son, Mike and wife, Gina Harlow; son, Ron and wife, Susanne Harlow; son, Rory and wife, Cathy Cutrer;  son, James Michael and Sam Hammett; brother-in-law, Ronald Marroy; grandchildren, Ryan, Adam, Matt, Elise and Lisa Harlow, Jason, Rory Lee, Austin and Christian ...

Rev. W.D. Harris

Date of Birth: March 15, 1940  |   Date of Death: May 19, 2017   |   Service Date: 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2017. 

Rev. W.D. Harris

Rev. W.D. Harris was born March 15, 1940 in Smithville, Texas.  He entered into eternal rest May 19, 2017 at his home in San Marcos, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his wife Bettye Powell Harris, his parents, Helen Willis Harris and Rev. A.T. Harris and one Brother Elvis Harris.  He is survived by sisters Faye and Shirley Harris, brothers Arthur and Dwight (Josephine) Harris, Stepdaughters Bernadette Spears, (Ronnell) and Shelia Henderson, (Orlando) Stepsons Milton Powell, (Shunne) George Powell, (Erin) and Michael Powell, (Sherri) and their children. In addition there are also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends to mourn his loss. At an early age Rev. Harris accepted Christ as his savior after realizing that Jesus loved him and paid for his sins. He graduated from Burnett High School in Terrell, Texas (1959) Roxbury Community College Boston, Massachusetts (1977) and The American International Bible Seminary in San Antonio, Texas (1995). He began his pastoral career in the AME church in October 1985 serving in many churches in the Southwest and Central Texas Conferences of the 10th Episcopal District.  Among his charges were Wesley Chapel San Marcos, Hodges Chapel San Antonio, and Bethel Luling. He was mandatorily retired in 2015 ...

Thelma Anne Jackson

Date of Birth: November 5, 1938  |   Date of Death: May 18, 2017   |   Service Date: 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 3, 2017. 

Thelma Anne Jackson

Thelma Anne Jackson (known to friends and family as Anne), of Wimberley, Texas passed away at the age of 78 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Dripping Springs, Texas after courageously battling cancer for more than two years Anne was born in Collin County, Texas on November 5, 1938 to parents Joseph Oscar Reed and Beulah Ellen Reed. She grew up on a farm in Collin County with little more than her basic needs provided, instilling within her a compassion for others of lesser means. Anne came from a large family including 2 sisters and 7 brothers. Anne graduated from Plano High School in 1956 and went to work at Reserve Life Insurance Company in Dallas and assisted others in her family as able. She married the love of her life, Richard Ford Jackson, on August 30, 1963 and enjoyed a marriage to him of 53 years. She and her husband lived in Dallas for most of their married lives. Anne studied at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, even as she raised three children, often managing the household while ...

Charles A. Callihan

Date of Birth: Aug. 9, 1949  |   Date of Death: May 13, 2017   |   Service Date: Memorial: 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 19 at Second Baptist Church, San Antonio Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20 at Jackson Chapel UMC, San Marcos. 

Charles A. Callihan

Our beloved Charles A. Callihan, 67, of San Antonio, Texas was called home by our heavenly father on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Charles was born Aug. 9, 1949 in San Marcos, Texas, to Willis and Vada Callihan. As a young, gifted athlete Charles attended grade school in San Marcos. He participated in football, baseball, track, cross country and city “4” basketball programs. Upon high school graduation, he attended Trinity University. However, he completed his college education in San Marcos at Southwest Texas State University. While at SWTSU, Charles participated in football and track. He won numerous awards and set track records. He also earned a third-place ranking in the 400 and 40 yard dash World Record Race at the Astrodome in Houston. Graduating in 1971 with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in Business, Charles began his teaching and coaching career with the San Antonio Independent School District and retired after 40 years. Charles was united in marriage to Sharon Yvonne Guajardo on April 9, 1983. To this union, a loving son, Charles Arthur Callihan Jr., was born Jan. 25, 1985. Charles was not only a success as a dedicated teacher and coach, he was also a very active member of Jackson Chapel ...

Annie Laura Martin

Date of Birth: Feb 19, 1941  |   Date of Death: May 17, 2017   |   Service Date: 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 10, 2017 

Annie Laura Martin

Annie Laura Martin, 76, of San Marcos, TX, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held at Pennington Funeral Home, at 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 10, 2017. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, TX, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Dorothy Howard

Date of Birth: September 13, 1929  |   Date of Death: May 10, 2017   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 13, 2017. 

Dorothy Howard

Dorothy Howard of San Marcos, TX, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away in New Braunfels, TX on May 10, 2017, at the age of 87.  She was born September 13, 1929, in  Brownwood, TX to the late Fait and Effie (Creek) Tinney. Her husband, Herbert L. Howard (1992), preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Janet Conte and husband, Michael of Kyle, TX and Gwinda Jones and husband, Rodney of Midland, TX; son, Delbert Howard and wife, Tina of San Marcos, TX; two sisters, Sue Wooten of Dublin, TX and Marie Johnson and husband, J.C. of Comanche, TX.  She is also survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside Services will be held at the San Marcos City Cemetery, at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 13, 2017. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com