Obituaries

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. ...

Betty Rose Stephens

Date of Birth: May 23, 1922  |   Date of Death: August 15, 2014   |   Service Date: 1:00 P.M., Thursday, August 21, 2014. 

Betty Rose Stephens

Betty Rose (McBride) Stephens, age 92, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on August 15, 2014. Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, August 21, 2014, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Cisco, Texas. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Cynthia Castle

Date of Birth: July 30, 1955  |   Date of Death: August 4, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 13, 2014. 

Cynthia Castle

Cynthia Castle, age 59, of Geronimo, Texas, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 3:31 a.m. Cynthia lived for love and adventure. A Louisiana native, Cynthia possessed a southern charm and lightness that enamored and enchanted countless women and men of all ages. She married and had a daughter, Annie Rachael, with her first love, Steve… and later, gleefully introduced him to his new wife. She married again to her Cajun love Ken and had two daughters, Laura Beth and Bonnie Kate. Cynthia lived the last part of her life having met the love of her life and soul mate, Ricardo who resides in Mexico. A professional cartographer and GIS specialist from Texas State University, Cynthia travelled extensively, welcoming unexpected opportunities and engaging them without restraint. She was just as likely found swimming in a beloved river, growing rice and raising crawfish until she moved to Texas and became a cattle rancher, scuba diving in the Caribbean, climbing rocks to reach a waterfall’s source, meditating in the Amazon, searching for lost ruin sites in the jungle, mapping a cave or an underground river or a ranch or the underground passages of ...

Martha Tijerina

Date of Birth: July 6, 1956  |   Date of Death: August 3, 2014   |   Service Date: Mass: 10:00 A.M., Friday, August 8, 2014 

Martha Tijerina

Martha Tijerina, age 58, of Kyle, Texas, passed away on August 3, 2014. Visitation 5:00 P.M.to 8:00 P.M. and Rosary 7:00 P.M., Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home. Mass 10:00 A.M., Friday, August 8, 2014, at St. John’s Catholic Church in San Marcos. Interment to follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Willie Joe Thomas

Date of Birth: November 8, 1948  |   Date of Death: July 25, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. 

Willie Joe Thomas

Willie Joe Thomas, Sr., 65, of Seguin, Texas, passed away on July 25, 2014. Visitation at Pennington Funeral Home, 6:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M., Monday, July 28, 2014. Funeral Services 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Norman Edward Fuschak

Date of Birth: March 4, 1927  |   Date of Death: July 24, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 28, 2014. 

Norman Edward Fuschak

Norman Edward Fuschak of San Marcos, beloved father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2014, at the age of 87. He left his earthly bonds after a five year struggle with congestive heart failure. During his prolonged illness Norman always remained cheerful. Norman was born on March 4, 1927 in Curtain, Texas to Antone and Gussie Fuschak. He served his country in the United States Coast Guard from 1944 – 1948. In 1951 he married Bonnie Ruth Neeley and was married for 53 years. They were blessed with four children. In 1963 Norman moved his family to San Marcos. Employed by Frito Lay for 25 years, he lovingly became known as “the frito man”. In 1966 he and Bonnie purchased “The Pit”, where she was employed as a waitress. Norman was an avid lover of fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. He was also an accomplished master gardener and had bountiful vegetable gardens every year. He leaves behind his loving family: daughter Shirley and husband Keith Scroggins of San Marcos; son Morgan and wife Phyllis of San Marcos; son Van and wife Suanne of San Antonio; and son Danny and wife Bridget of ...

Connie Mae Coon Chamberlin

Date of Birth: July 27, 1933  |   Date of Death: July 15, 2014   |   Service Date: Visitation: 10 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and Services: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. 

Connie Mae Coon Chamberlin

Connie Mae Coon Chamberlin of Pearland Texas, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on July 15th at the age of 80. She left her earthly bonds after an eight year struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born July 27, 1933 to Walter Silas and Nora Mae Coon in Uvalde, Texas but grew up in San Marcos alongside her four brothers: Jerry Coon of Houston, James Coon of Manchaca, Barney Coon of New Braunfels, and William Coon of Humble. She is preceded in death by her parents and all four brothers. She was married to Arthur Chamberlin of La Grange, Texas from 1953 to 1980 and was blessed with three children. She lived in Pearland until 2006 after which she resided with her daughter, Kelly, for a time before moving to Gracious Care Homes in Carrollton, Texas in 2009. Connie was active in the Pearland United Methodist Church, worked at Hard Castle real estate, then as an administrative professional for Jamison Middle School and Bay Houston Towing. She enjoyed painting, sewing, arts and crafts, and was an accomplished bridge player. She leaves behind her loving family: daughter, Kelly, and husband, Victor Pantusa of ...

Frank Jerry Flauto (LTC-Retired)

Date of Birth: July 14, 1943  |   Date of Death: July 16, 2014   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, July 19, 2014. 

Frank Jerry Flauto (LTC-Retired)

Frank Jerry Flauto (LTC-retired) of San Marcos, Texas passed away peacefully at his home on July 16, 2014, surrounding by his loving family. A beloved and cherished husband, father, brother, and grandfather, he was born to the late Angelo Jerry and Jennie Flauto, in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 14, 1943. Frank attended Maple Heights High School in Cleveland before joining the Army in 1968. While stationed at Fort Hood between 1968 and 1970, he met his future bride, Jenny Lee Edge. Frank served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971, specializing in field artillery. His service earned him a Bronze Medal Star for Meritorious Service in which he was cited for his “dedication” and “ability to gain rapport.” He and Jenny married in Royse City, Texas on June 11, 1972. Receiving a BA in history and political science from Ohio University in 1972, Frank continued his military career, which was largely spent in Latin American countries like Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. While in Venezuela, he attended the School of the Americas. In 1980, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. He returned briefly to Ohio University to complete a Masters degree in international ...

Jack Carlisle Bagley

Date of Birth: August 25, 1942  |   Date of Death: July 14, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 18, 2014. 

Jack Carlisle Bagley

Jack Carlisle Bagley of Kingsbury, Texas, loving father, grandfather and brother, passed away on July 14, 2014, at the age of 71. He was born August 25, 1942, to Charlie Carlisle and Louise (Noe) Bagley in Luling, Texas. A college graduate, Jack owned and operated Austin Fence Company, and worked in the industry for 20 years. He was a member of the Prairie Lea United Methodist Church, loved the outdoors; and was a keen salt and fresh water fisherman. His parents and his sister, Charlene Bagley preceded him in death. Jack is survived by two sons, Dustin Bagley of Phoenix, Arizona and Kristofer Bagley and wife, Misty of Georgetown, Texas; daughter, Sheryl Lynn Payne and husband, John of Phoenix, Arizona; brother, Donny Bagley and wife, Connie of San Marcos, Texas; and seven grandchildren. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M., Thursday, July 17, 2014. A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Prairie Lea First United Methodist Church. Interment at the San Marcos City Cemetery and a Pot Luck Reception to follow at Jack’s. Gifts in Jack’s memory ...

Dana Andrew Mohnke

Date of Birth: February 20, 1953  |   Date of Death: July 14, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 18, 2014. 

Dana Andrew Mohnke

Dana Andrew Mohnke, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Hays Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  Dana was born on February 20, 1953 to Aubrey and Clara Mohnke. Dana is survived by his father,  Aubrey Mohnke,  sisters Margo Womac and husband Terry, Lora Ann Chafin and husband Jeff. Dana is also survived by his daughter,  Shelby Baughman and husband Eddie, son Garrett Mohnke and wife Blake and two grandchildren, Alexander Satterfield and Charlotte Mohnke. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on Thursday,  July 17, 2014. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:00 am at San Marcos City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to CTMC Hospice of San Marcos or Hays Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in San Marcos. 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    

Larry Alvin Wehrman

Date of Birth: June 24, 1928  |   Date of Death: July 10, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Saturday July 19, 2014. 

Larry Alvin Wehrman

Larry Alvin Wehrman, age 86, died in Buda, TX on July 10, 2014. Born in White Cloud, Kansas to William Ernst and Mary Elizabeth Wehrman, he graduated as valedictorian from high school at the age of 16. Larry served in the Air Force during the Korean War attaining the rank of Staff Sargent. On September 6, 1959 he married Jean Clinard. He lived in San Marcos, TX and worked as a movie theater manager and then with Ted Breihan Electric for 20 years until he retired. He grew up on a farm and had always been a farmer and the only time he was not farming was during his years in the military. Larry will be especially remembered for being a dedicated family man, who was loyal, honest, funny and a farmer always. Survivors include Jean Wehrman of San Marcos, TX, Laurel Wehrman of Hewitt, TX, Charlotte and Laurence Allan Wehrman of San Marcos, TX, Nicole and Nathan Wehrman of San Marcos, TX, brother Ray and Marilyn Wehrman of White Cloud, Kansas, grandchildren Rebecca and Jonathan Wehrman and various nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in ...

Jerrie Harper

Date of Birth: August 12, 1927  |   Date of Death: July 7, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 11, 2014. 

Jerrie Harper

Jerrie Harper of San Marcos, Texas, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at the age of 86. She was born August 12, 1927, in Magnet, Texas, to Albert and Fay (Bittick) Plant. She is survived by two sons, Ray Harper and wife, Mary Beth and Dudley Harper of San Marcos; three grandchildren, Donald Wayne Harper, Douglas Shane Harper and Jaime Lynn Harper; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 11, 2014, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Mary Belle (Thorp) Williamson

Date of Birth: July 7, 1918  |   Date of Death: July 7, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Thursday, July 10, 2014. 

Mary Belle (Thorp) Williamson

Mary Belle (Thorp) Williamson, our beloved mother of San Marcos, died peacefully on her 96th birthday, at 11:09AM, Monday, July 7th, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.   She left her earthly bonds after a valiant struggle with complications from strokes and seizures. She was born July 7th, 1918 in Waco, Texas where her parents were temporarily located for a job requirement, but lived most of life as a resident in and near San Marcos, particularly in the city at 222 East Hutchison Street and later in the southern part of Hays County at 1305 Quail Run. She was and will be remembered as a loving, kind, caring and gentle daughter, niece, cousin, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She has been reunited in Heaven with her loving husband, Clyde Oren Williamson (1910-1999,) her father, Wade Briggs Thorp (1881-1939) and mother, Jamima (Harvey) Thorp (1888-1987) of San Marcos, baby Daughter (born and died June 18, 1949) of San Marcos, brothers Willard Eugene Thorp (1921-1979) of San Marcos, Wayman Wade Thorp (1925-2007) ...