Obituaries

Pedro Gutierrez Esquivel

Date of Birth: March 14, 1923  |   Date of Death: September 22, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014. 

Pedro Gutierrez Esquivel

Our beloved Pedro Gutierrez Esquivel, resident of San Marcos, Texas, was called by our Savior on September 22, 2014, at the age of 91. He leaves behind four sons, Henry Esquivel and wife, Jeanie of Las Vegas, Nevada, Asencion Esquivel and wife, Janie of San Marcos, Texas, Pedro Esquivel, Jr. and wife, Sylvia of San Antonio, Texas and Rosalio (Pat) Esquivel and wife, Melinda of San Marcos, Texas; four daughters, Irene Varela, Janie Romero and husband, Robert , Susie Chapman all of San Marcos, Texas and Gloria Miranda of Austin, Texas; and a sister, Asencion Esquivel of San Marcos, Texas. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Rosa Sauceda Esquivel; a brother, Julian Peña; grandson, Mark Anthony Valdez and great-grandson, Lance Coby Esquivel. Pedro was born in Staples, Texas in 1923. He was an auto mechanic from a very young age. He learnt that trade and was good at what he did. Pedro loved to play the guitar. We would sit around him just to listen to him sing. He would sing romantic songs to our mother. He ...

David G. Ybarra

Date of Birth: Sept 14, 1937  |   Date of Death: Sept 24, 2014   |   Service Date: Rosary: 7:00 P.M., Sunday, Sept 28 and Memorial Mass: 2:00 P.M., Monday, Sept 29, 2014. 

David G. Ybarra

David G. Ybarra, age 77, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on September 24, 2014. Rosary 7:00 P.M., Sunday, September 28, 2014, and Memorial Mass 2:00 P.M., Monday, September 29, 2014 at St. John's Catholic Church in San Marcos. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

William Pattillo “Bill” Barber

Date of Birth: November 4, 1933  |   Date of Death: September 25, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:30 A.M., Saturday, September 27, 2014. 

William Pattillo “Bill” Barber

William Pattillo “Bill” Barber (November 4, 1933-September 24, 2014) A longtime resident of San Marcos passed away on Wednesday, September 24 at St. David’s hospital. Bill Barber (the peppermint man ) was born on November 4, 1933 in Luling, Texas (because Fentress did not have a hospital). He was a fourth generation resident of Fentress, Texas. He was the son of the late Horace Neil (Jack) Barber and Dorothy Pattillo Barber. He was preceded in death by his sister, Charlotte Ruth Barber Shook. Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Jean Stafford Barber . He also leaves behind his two sons, Clayton Stafford Barber (wife Jessica) of Little Rock, Arkansas and Robert Neil Barber (wife Rachael) of New Braunfels, Texas. Bill was a proud “Gandad” to eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A graduate of Prairie Lea High, Bill at the age of 16 headed to Southwest Texas State College where he was a proud member of the Bobcat Basketball team coached by Milton Jowers. He was the first recipient of the honorary “T” association award.  Bill spent two years in the U.S. Army and then returned to SWTSC where he finished ...

Katherine “Katy” Feltner Rheinlander

Date of Birth: January 30, 1919  |   Date of Death: September 24, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Saturday, September 27, 2014. 

Katherine “Katy” Feltner Rheinlander

Katherine “Katy” Feltner Rheinlander was born to August and Olga Feltner on January 30, 1919. She passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 51 years, Alfred Rheinlander; two sons, Clyde Alfred and Richard Max Rheinlander; two sisters, Norma Dedeke and Elizabeth Stephenson; and one brother, Walter Feltner. Katherine is survived by a son, Guye Rheinlander of Austin; a daughter, Susan Stripling and husband, Michael of Lockhart; and daughter-in-law, Lindee Rheinlander of San Marcos; her four grandsons, Rhy Rheinlander of Pflugerville; Clay Rheinlander and wife, Angela of New Braunfels; Sloan Gill and wife, Teresa of Wimberley; and Collin Gill of Austin. She is also survived by 5 great-granddaughters, Delaney and Addison Gill; Rylin Rheinlander; and Raelyn and Phaedra Rheinlander; and by her special niece, Patricia Hemsell. She was very active in the First Christian Church where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She had worked part time at the San Marcos Coca Cola Bottling Co. which her father owned. Over the years she was a Cub and Brownie Scout leader, member of AARP and ...

Royce Scott Williamson

Date of Birth: December 3, 1951  |   Date of Death: September 23, 2014   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Friday, September 26, 2014. 

Royce Scott Williamson

Royce Scott Williamson, 62, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Scott was born December 3, 1951, in Temple, Texas to James and Dorothy Williamson. A memorial service will be held Friday Sept 26, at 2:00 pm at Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, Brother Bill Major, officiating. Celebration reception will follow for family and friends at Embassy Suites, San Marcos, Tx. Scott attended San Marcos schools and graduated from San Marcos High School in 1970. He then attended SWTSU and later Plumbers and Pipefitters apprenticeship program and graduated as a licensed journeyman plumber. In 1984 he married Susan Stuart. They had 3 children, James, Jake and Amanda. Scott worked for Freescale Semiconductor in Austin until February 2014 when he became ill. He also remained a member of Local Plumbers and Pipefitters 286. Scott was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in San Marcos. He was preceded in death by his father, James Williamson, in-laws, Kenneth and Velda Stuart, brother in law, David Basey and grandparents. He is survived by his wife, Susan, three children, James, Jake, and Amanda, all of San Marcos. He is also survived by ...

David M. Gish

Date of Birth: June 26, 1962  |   Date of Death: September 22, 2014   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Sunday, October 12, 2014. 

David M. Gish

David M. Gish of San Marcos, Texas, beloved husband, father, son and brother, passed away on September 22, 2014, at the age of 52. He was born to Malcolm and Virginia (Atkins) Gish in Dallas, Texas, on June 26, 1962. David joined Texas State University in January 1990, after having worked at San Marcos High School where he was the Rattlers’ Athletic Trainer for four years. He also worked as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette for two years. He began his athletic training career under the tutelage of Dennis Hart at North Mesquite High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of North Texas in 1984 and completed a master’s degree from the Texas State University in 1990. He was proud to be an Eagle Scout and continued to be active in Boy Scouts. In his role as head athletic trainer for the Athletic Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, David lead a Texas State University athletic training staff that included four full-time assistant and nine graduate assistant athletic trainers. He was employed at Texas State for 24 years, having been named head athletic trainer in ...

Allyn W. Gill “Dobber”

Date of Birth: December 27, 1927  |   Date of Death: September 20, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 1, 2014. 

Allyn W. Gill “Dobber”

Allyn W. Gill “Dobber” was born on December 27, 1927 in Brownwood Texas, the first of four children to E. W. Gill, Jr. and Louise (Kemp) Gill and raised on the Gill Ranch, a purebred Polled Hereford Ranch in Whon, TX. Allyn joined the Boy Scouts of America at the age of 12. At the age of 15 he joined the Air Scouts and shortly after received his private pilots license. He later organized a squadron of Air Scouts in Arizona from 1948 – 1950. Allyn continued to enjoy flying for business and pleasure until recent years when his health deteriorated. Allyn attended The University of Texas in Austin and after college married Bessie Gamble of Crowell, TX. Allyn and Besse moved to Arizona and both worked for Phelps Dodge Mining Corporation. In 1950 Allyn and Besse moved back to Texas when he had to take over the management of the family Polled Hereford operation. At the age of 22, Allyn became the President of the Coleman County Telephone Company. He was President until moving to San Marcos in 1967 where he founded Teledata, Inc., a computer service bureau. Teledata, Inc. had ...

Annette Hoffman Mathes

Date of Birth: February 20, 1936  |   Date of Death: September 18, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Thursday, September 25, 2014. 

Annette Hoffman Mathes

Annette Hoffman Mathes of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on September 18, 2014, at the age of 78. She was born February 20, 1936, in Bastrop County, Texas, to George and Bertha Lee (Salinas) Hoffman. Her husband, Robert F. Mathes preceded her in death on August 31, 2007. She is survived by three sons, Robert “Bobby” Mathes, Jr. and wife, Renee, Mitchell Mathes and wife, Gale Ann and Johnny Mathes and wife, Mariah; two daughters, Kathy Shannon and husband, Everett and Christine Hughes and husband, Wayne; four sisters, Averill, Vinnie, Vonnie and Elizabeth-Anne; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, September 25, 2014, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at the San Marcos City Cemetery. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Darrell Wade Butler

Date of Birth: June 17, 1946  |   Date of Death: September 16, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:30 A.M., Friday, September 19, 2014. 

Darrell Wade Butler

Darrell Wade Butler, age 68 died at home peacefully on September 16th, 2014 after a hard battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Wade was born June 17th, 1946 in Orange Cove, California to James Oliver and Joyce Pauline Butler. He attended nine different schools while his father was in the army until his family moved to San Marcos in 1960. There he attended all four years at San Marcos High School, enjoying outdoor sports such as golfing, fishing and hunting with his friends. He worked a forty-hour week at Wuest’s Grocery after school and on Saturdays. After graduation in 1964, Wade attended Southwest Texas State University where he began to turn his interest towards science after teaching Biology labs and working as a student technician one summer for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. On January 18th, 1969 he married his High School sweetheart and graduated with a degree in Fisheries Biology and Chemistry later that year. Shortly after graduate school, Wade started his career as a biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, where he served as a Fisheries Biologist, then the Project Leader for the Central Texas Area for more ...

Adelle Hayes Clark

Date of Birth: April 21, 1924  |   Date of Death: September 12, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:30 A.M., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. 

Adelle Hayes Clark

Adelle Clark was born to a hardworking farming family in Dudley, Georgia. She was the last survivor of that family. She grew up during the Great Depression with little more than love and, sometimes, food on the table. She had immense love for her parents and siblings, and, as her own children grew, she often told stories about the kindness, patience, and sacrifices of her parents. During World War II she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” on the airplane manufacturing assembly line at Warner Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia. With her husband, John Lake (Jake) Clark, she raised six children. And, though the family traveled a great deal and lived in many places, she never forgot her roots. She instilled in her children the values that she was taught by her parents: kindness, generosity, and above all, compassion. She was a gentle, sweet soul who tried to always see the best in others. But, she also defended her principles and was fiercely outspoken about things that were important to her. Family and her faith in God were her lifeblood. She lived and died surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and ...

Ellen Marie Jaster

Date of Birth: November 23, 1921  |   Date of Death: September 6, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Saturday, September 13, 2014. 

Ellen Marie Jaster

Ellen Marie Jaster, a long-time resident of San Marcos, passed away peacefully the 6th of September 2014 at the age of 92. She was the younger daughter of Sophie and Alex Forshage. She was born on November 23, 1921, in Seguin, Texas where she lived until marrying her husband, Edmund Jaster. They moved to an uncle’s ranch outside of Uvalde Texas where Mr. Jaster was foreman and they started a family. Their first three children, Jean, George and Albert, were born there. The family moved to San Marcos in 1949 where they bought a farm and here their last two children, Elaine and John, were born. Ellen and Edmund were married nearly 55 years when Edmund passed away in 1995. Ellen was a proverbial farmer’s wife and mother who appreciated family life. She was well known for her pickles, quilts, cookies, budgeting and generosity. She was a voracious reader and liked working puzzles. She worked outside the home for a few years at IRS and was known for her math skills. She enjoyed traveling all over the world and many people enjoyed her spirit and energy. Mrs. Jaster remained on the farm ...

Ajalon Joseph Alonzo

Date of Birth: July 18, 2014  |   Date of Death: August 28, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 5, 2014. 

Ajalon Joseph Alonzo

Our beloved Angel, Ajalon Joseph Alonzo, was born on July 18, 2014 and was called to be with our Father in Heaven on Thursday, August 28, 2014. He is preceded in death by his brother, Avion Jay Alonzo; his great-grandmothers, Eloise Powell Wilson, Consuelo ‘Momo’ Cortez Alonzo and Rita Howard; his great-grandfathers, Augustine Alonzo, Sr., Joseph Howard and Teofilo Hernandez. His memories will be cherished by his mother, Tyvonna Alonzo; father, Albert Alonzo, Jr.; brothers, Aven Alonzo and Aiden Alonzo; sister, Ajavia Alonzo; maternal grandparents, Tyrone and Vickie Howard; paternal grandparents, Albert Alonzo, Sr. and Bertha Hernandez; great-grandmother, Mary Hernandez; aunts, Nita Alonzo, Yolanda Wilson and Angelica Alonzo; uncles, Joshua Hernandez and Tyrone Howard II; and numerous cousins, family and friends. Our beloved Angel will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014, from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., at Austin Powerhouse Church, 312 West MLK in San Marcos. Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 A.M., officiated by Pastor Mike Davila. Pallbearers will be Albert Alonzo, Jr. and Tyvonna Alonzo. Honorary pallbearers will be Aven and Aiden Alonzo.   Interment will take place in Babyland at San Marcos City Cemetery. Arrangements ...

Mildred (Schneider) Arnold

Date of Birth: August 19, 1918  |   Date of Death: August 23, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Thursday, August 28, 2014. 

Mildred (Schneider) Arnold

Mildred Arnold, age 96, passed away Saturday evening, August 23, 2014 at Emeritus at San Marcos Assisted Living facility. She was born August 19, 1918 in Uhland, Texas. Her parents were Willie J. and Frieda (Schaeffer) Schneider. Mildred married Alton Arnold June 29, 1938 in Uhland and they were married over 50 years until his death in 1997. They had no children. Mildred is survived by a sister-in-law, nine nephews and nieces and various extended family members. Mildred was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Texas and served with a passion for over 50 years in various capacities. She was initiated into Eastern Star in Lockhart, Texas in 1956. She served as Worthy Matron a number of times – in Lockhart Chapter in 1963 , Seguin in 1997/98, and twice in San Marcos 1991/92 and 2000/01. She also served as Deputy Grand Matron in 1966/67. Mildred was a Lifetime Endowed Member in both Seguin and San Marcos. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos. Funeral Services will be held in the Pennington Funeral ...

William Royce Jackson

Date of Birth: February 24, 1951  |   Date of Death: August 20, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 26, 2014. 

William Royce Jackson

Bill Jackson, 63, of Wimberley, Texas passed away on August 20, 2014. He was born February 24, 1951 in Palacios, Texas to Bill and Grace Jackson. He attended Palacios High School, and continued his education at Texas State University, graduating in 1974 with a degree in psychology. He enjoyed fishing, reading, and time with friends and family. He is best remembered for his humor and his ability to be the life of the party. Bill is survived by his two sons Justin and Danny Jackson, daughter-in-law Janet, and granddaughter Ruby. Bill is also survived by brothers Clark, Robert, and John as well as sisters Mary and Sharilyn. The service is at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos on Tuesday August 26th at 11:00 am.  Interment will follow at the Wimberley Cemetery, Wimberley, TX In lieu of flowers, family requests a donation be made to Cypress Creek Church, 211 Stillwater Road, Wimberley, TX 78676, www.cypresscreekchurch.com Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Shirley Stiles Austin

Date of Birth: Sept 10, 1927  |   Date of Death: August 16, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Thursday, August 21, 2014. 

Shirley Stiles Austin

Shirley Stiles Austin, born in Del Rio, Texas Sept. 10, 1927 to Wesley E. and Edith Lewis Stiles passed from this world on Saturday, August 16. A gifted musician, speaker, educator and energetic spirit she taught drama and music in San Marcos schools for over 30 years. Shirley graduated from Baylor University with degrees in Music and Drama, later she earned a M.Ed. from UT. She was active in the radio industry and was a pioneer in broadcast television. She shared her many talents; playing the violin, harp, piano, and organ with orchestras, churches and as a teacher. She was a member of FUMC San Marcos. Always active she worked tirelessly for community groups including Junior Service League, Heritage Society and Rotary Club. She achieved many honors including San Marcos Woman of the year, Lions Club’s Outstanding Teacher, SMCISD Service Award. Shirley was a volunteer with the Heritage Association, the River Walk Cock House, and was an active Rotarian. Upon retirement she traveled far and wide with family and the Texas Strutters. Her greatest role was that of mother to her two sons Stephen F. Austin (deceased) and Wesley C. ...