Obituaries

Clemencia Ojeda

Date of Birth: December 20, 1945  |   Date of Death: June 27, 2016   |   Service Date: Private Graveside Service at a later date. 

Clemencia Ojeda

Clemencia Ojeda of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on June 27, 2016, at the age of 70 years.  She was born on December 20, 1945, in San Marcos, Texas, the daughter of Basilio and Cleotilde Salazar. Clemencia married her husband Carlos Ojeda on September 24, 1982 in Arkansas.  She was a devoted wife, caring aunt and she loved her family and friends dearly.  She was a good spirited and happy person who loved music and enjoyed playing Bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carlos Ojeda; her brothers, Alfonso Salazar, Luciano Salazar and Favaristo “Joe” Salazar; and her sisters, Mary Lou Garcia and Mary Ramirez.  Survivors include her brother, Martin Salazar and wife, Andrea of Lubbock; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Pennington Funeral Home.  A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 North Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online @www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

EVERTS, Jimmie Etta Mayfield

Date of Birth: Dec 15, 1928  |   Date of Death: June 18, 2016   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M., Saturday, June 25 and 1:30 P.M., Sunday, June 26, 2016 

EVERTS, Jimmie Etta Mayfield

EVERTS, Jimmie Etta Mayfield 1928 - 2016 Jimmie Etta Mayfield Everts passed peacefully in the early morning of June 18, 2016. Throughout her long, productive life Jimmie was outgoing, fun-loving, thoughtful and an indefatigable person-- beautiful in body and spirit; she never met a stranger and rarely lost contact with a friend. Jimmie was born December 15, 1928 to James Walter Mayfield and Ruby Teaff Mayfield in Merkel, Texas. She was the younger sister of Minnie Alice Mayfield Tippen. The family moved into Abilene, Texas, where the sisters attended school. Jimmie graduated from Abilene High School in 1946. Raised in the Southside Baptist Church in Abilene, Jimmie went to Hardin Simmons University, where she was a member of the Cowgirls. While at Hardin Simmons, Jimmie met Frank Everts, Jr., and they were married August 3, 1948. Upon Frank’s graduation from Hardin Simmons in December 1948, the couple moved to Dallas, Texas. Frank joined the family business and worked for Everts Jewelers. Jimmie established a home and soon had a growing family of Cora Christine (Cissy), Alice Roselyn ...

Josephine Laidley Fritsche

Date of Birth: January 4, 1927  |   Date of Death: June 20, 2016   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Thursday, June 23, 2016 

Josephine Laidley Fritsche

Josephine Laidley Fritsche, 89, left this world for her heavenly home Monday, June 20, 2016.  She was born on January 4, 1927 in Wimberley, Texas. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Jo Ann/James Bolton of San Marcos; son and daughter-in-law Chuck/Linda Fritsche of San Marcos; brother C.C./Dorothy Jean Laidley of San Marcos; two sisters Viola Farris of Wimberley and Mae/Jackie Kraft of New Braunfels; grandson Chad/Angela Bolton of Cedar Park; two granddaughters Shelley Bolton Speciale of Austin and Jolind Fritsche Tays/Dustin of New Braunfels; three great-grandchildren, Kiley Bolton, Kalen Bolton and Matthew Bolton of Cedar Creek.  She was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Fritsche, father, Charles B. Laidley, and brother, John M. Laidley. A Graveside Service will be held at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale, at 10:00 A.M., on Thursday, June 23, 2016, with the Rev. Dennis Spire officiating. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary ad guestbook online at www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Lee Carlisle

Date of Birth: Oct 26, 1939  |   Date of Death: June 7, 2016   |   Service Date: 11:30 A.M., Thursday, June 16, 2016. 

Lee Carlisle

Lee Carlisle of San Marcos, Texas passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the age of 76.  He was born October 26, 1939 to Roy and Edith (Carlson) Carlisle in San Angelo, TX. Lee joined the Army in1957 and served overseas.  In 1963 he joined the USAF and, after attending the University of Oklahoma, became a commissioned officer. He served three tours of duty flying B52s in Vietnam before retiring from the Air Force in 1980.  He went on to work as an auditor for the State of Texas, and was elected Hays County Clerk serving two terms before retiring in 2006. He is a past member of Kiwanis and Hill Country Retired Officers Association. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; daughters, Siri Carlisle and Anne Carlisle from New York; two granddaughters, Zoie and Saskia, a great-granddaughter; Isabella, and three step-children, Harriet, Joanna & Lucy, and step grandchildren Gus, Thomas, Sophie, Harry & Darby.  He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Curtis Carlisle. A Celebration of  Lee’s Life will be held at St Mark’s Episcopal Church,  3039 RR12 in San Marcos,  at 11:30 A.M., on Thursday, June 16, ...

Sharon Thomas Heickman

Date of Birth: February 7, 1952  |   Date of Death: June 1, 2016   |   Service Date: 10:00 AM, Monday, June 6, 2016. 

Sharon Thomas Heickman

Sharon Thomas Heickman of  New Braunfels, TX, beloved and cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away on Wednesday,  June 1, 2016 at the age of 64. She was born  February  7, 1952 in Seguin, Texas, to Alvin and Alice Thomas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Alice Thomas, her sister, Dorothy Cochran, and father and mother-in-law, Freddie and Grace Heickman. She is survived by her wonderful husband of 16 years, Larry Heickman of New Braunfels, TX; daughter, Teresa Lavon Jackson and son, Dwayne “BUBBA” Jackson both of New Braunfels, TX; grandchildren, Justin Schmidt and his wife Amanda Miller, Coltin Wiley, Skyler Wiley, Willy Leauge, Slater Jackson and Delani Jackson; great-grandchildren,  Peytin, Madison, Ryker and Dezerey, along with numerous other kids, grandkids, and grandbabies she has loved as her own. She is also survived by sisters, Betty Plane and her husband “Red”, Darlene Tarlton and her husband Charlie, Teresa Kay Helt and her husband Bill; brothers, Kenneth Thomas and his wife Sandy, Calvin Thomas and his wife Elaine, Gary Thomas and his wife Dinah, Russell Thomas and his wife Angela, and Gregg Thomas; along with numerous nieces, ...

Mary Louise Byrd

Date of Birth: July 25, 1926  |   Date of Death: May 27, 2016   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 8, 2016. 

Mary Louise Byrd

Mary Louise Byrd of San Marcos, TX, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016, at the age of 89.  She was born July 25, 1926, in Fort Stotsenburg, Philippines to Col. John E. and Louise Baker Adkins.  Her parents, sister, Ann Durr, and brother, John E. Adkins, Jr. preceded her in death. Mary Louise is survived by her devoted husband of almost 71 years, Col. Leon C. Byrd (ret.); sons, James D. Byrd and wife, Natalia of Jasper, GA and John Byrd of San Marcos, TX; daughters, Margaret Lee and husband, Jack of Seguin, TX, Sarah Parisi and husband, Joe of Charlotte, NC, Mary Elizabeth “Mazie” Dangerfield and husband, Wes of Mt. Pleasant, NC, Gabriel Cannon and husband, Brigadier General Mike Cannon (ret.) of Austin, TX, Joan Byrd of San Marcos, TX, Martha Stine and husband, Maj. John Stine (ret.) of Manassas Park, VA, Teresa Renken and husband, Bob of Bulverde, TX and Clair Byrd of Pflugerville, TX. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mary Louise earned a BA in Journalism with a minor in German from ...

Clifton R. Posey, Jr.

Date of Birth: January 16, 1953  |   Date of Death: May 31, 2016   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Thursday, June 2, 2016. 

Clifton R. Posey, Jr.

Clifton R. Posey, Jr., 63, of San Marcos, TX passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  He was born on January 16, 1953, in Austin, TX, to Clifton R. and Jeanette Elaine (Worthy) Posey. He is survived by his brother, Charles Posey and wife, Lisa of Buda, TX; and his sister, Janis Fletcher and husband, Chris of Shreveport, LA. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, at 1:00 P.M. and a service will follow at 2:00 P.M., in the Pennington Memorial Chapel, on Thursday, June 2.  Interment will follow at the San Marcos City Cemetery. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, TX, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Joe Alex New

Date of Birth: September 5, 1938  |   Date of Death: May 27, 2016   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 1, 2016. 

Joe Alex New

Joe Alex New, loving husband of the late, Clemmie Egger New, passed away at home on May 27, 2016, at the age of 77.  He was born in Austin, Texas to Ida (Pichot) and Marvin New on September 5, 1938. His parents and his daughter, Debra (New) Gallo. preceded Joe in death. He is survived by his son Dwayne (Julia) New, granddaughter, Jenna (Kevin) Ventura, grandson, Jarret New, grandson Kyle (Leslie) Kruse, great grandson, Kaison Kruse, son-in-law,Wayne Gallo, and aunt Joyce Smithey, as well as several relatives and many life-long friends. Joe grew up in Creedmoor and Austin and attended Travis High School. He met and married the love of his life on September 26, 1959 after a whirlwind courtship. When the children were young, Joe moved his family from Austin to Wimberley, TX to help his in-laws with the family ranch. As a custom homebuilder, Joe built each of the family homes and was always willing to help other family members and friends with remodeling or other building projects. He was an extremely hard ...

Olan A. Tomme

Date of Birth: July 22, 1945  |   Date of Death: May 22, 2016   |   Service Date: 3:00 P.M., Saturday, May 28, 2016. 

Olan A. Tomme

Olan A. Tomme of Dale, Texas passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the age of 70.  He was born in Livingston, Texas to Ottie and Helen (Snell) Tomme on July 22, 1945. He is survived by a son, Kyle Tomme of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Tenille Eubanks of San Antonio, Texas and Jennie Peek of LaVernia, Texas; sister, Carolyn Taylor of Willis, Texas; and seven grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, May 28, 2016, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Josh Walters officiating. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 North Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Rose Marie Duvall

Date of Birth: April 18, 1938  |   Date of Death: May 24, 2016   |   Service Date: 3:00 P.M., Sunday, May 29, 2016. 

Rose Marie Duvall

Rose Marie Duvall of  Lockhart, formerly of Dripping Springs, Texas, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away in Lockhart, Texas  after a long illness, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the age of 78.  She was born in Austin, Texas, to Horace and Mertie (Mason) Reneau on April 18, 1938. Her parents and two sisters preceded her in death. She is survived by her devoted husband, the Rev. Don Duvall; two sons, Ray Duvall and wife, Irene of Floresville, Texas, Gibb Duvall and wife, Julie of Maxwell, Texas, sister, Doris Jones of Garfield, Texas; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Rose’ Life will be held at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Lockhart, Texas, with the Rev. Grady Roe officiating.  There will be a private graveside service at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Martindale United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 552, Martindale, Texas 78655-0552. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Annita D. Albers

Date of Birth: May 28, 1940  |   Date of Death: May 23, 2016   |   Service Date: 1:00 P.M., Friday, May 27, 2016. 

Annita D. Albers

Annita D. Albers, 75, of San Marcos, Texas passed away on May 23, 2016.  She was born May 28, 1940 in Springfield, Colorado to Leslie and Leone (McEndree) Van Campen.  She married  Larry Albers in Springfield, Colorado on May 22, 1960 and before his death in 2013, they were blessed with 53 years of marriage. In 1970, she and Larry moved to San Marcos where Larry  began his 43 year career at Tuttle Lumber Company.  Annita was President of the Kids of the Kingdom Council at First Lutheran Church in San Marcos, where she was a very active member.  She volunteered much of  her time to helping members of the church and the local community. Annita is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Larry Albers (2013).  She is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Cost and husband, Chris of San Marcos; granddaughters, Caitlin and Cristen Cost and the Cost family. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 1:00 P.M., at First Lutheran Church of San Marcos, with the Rev. Tim Bauerkemper officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church of  ...

Anthony Wayne Tomblin

Date of Birth: October 24, 1943  |   Date of Death: May 24, 2016   |   Service Date: 2:00 to 6:00 P.M., Sunday, May 29, 2016 

Anthony Wayne Tomblin

Born October 24th, 1943, he was named Anthony Wayne Tomblin, but even as a boy he knew that he was different from all the rest.  He was living with his eight siblings and mother in a two-bedroom apartment in San Antonio when he found a bike. He decided he was Lucky. And with that, he decided that he’d direct his own fate.  Friends, family, even his mother called him Lucky. The name suited him as he made his way through a challenging childhood.  He was brought up by his loving mother with the help of the nuns at his Catholic school, but still ran the streets of “south side” San Antonio at night.   He put himself through college at Southwest Texas, where he met and fell for a beautiful, dark haired girl named Rebecca.  Never one to be deterred, he followed her home and convinced her that they should be together.  He was right: they were soul-mates. Lucky and Becky married, and he attended St. Mary’s Law school. Money was lean but soon, their first child, Tiffany came into their lives and made everything richer and brighter in all the true ways ...

Sylvestre T. Miranda

Date of Birth: December 31, 1924  |   Date of Death: May 19, 2016   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. 

Sylvestre T. Miranda

Sylvestre T. Miranda, 91,  of  San Marcos, Texas, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2016 at CTMC in San Marcos.  Mr. Miranda was born on December 31, 1924 in Fentress, Texas to Severo and Petra Miranda. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Lucia Moreno Miranda and their five children, Olga (Chris) Avalos, Yolanda Lucio, Elsa (Manny) Garcia, Tony Miranda and Monica (Raul) Rendon.  Mr. Miranda is also  survived by nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Miranda contributed to the San Marcos community before retiring from the City of San Marcos.  He enjoyed working with his hands and loved spending time with his family on his back patio. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings of which he was the last surviving of five. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with the Rosary recited at 7:00 P.M., on Monday, May 23, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in San Marcos, with the Rev. Fr. Wade Russell, Celebrant.  Interment to ...

Georgia Ruth Wentz Cox

Date of Birth: October 19, 1940  |   Date of Death: May 15, 2016   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, May 21, 2016. 

Georgia Ruth Wentz Cox

Georgia Ruth Wentz Cox of  San Marcos, Texas, beloved  mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 75.  She was born October 19, 1940, in Brownsville, Texas, to Dr. George Willis Wentz, Jr. and Ruth  Eleanor (Ewing) Wentz. She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, George Robert Wentz, and a sister, Helen Wentz Meyer. She is survived by two daughters, Catherine Cox Welsh of San Marcos, Texas and Rebecca Cox Northcutt of Katy, Texas; one sister, Doris Wentz Adle of San Marcos, Texas; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A retired teacher, librarian and administrative assistant, Georgia worked at schools in both lower and higher education.  She enjoyed collecting turtles, sewing, crocheting and baking.  Georgia was devoted to her family and she will be greatly missed. Family will receive friends at 1:00 P.M., with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale, Texas. The Rev. Jeff Latham will officiate. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

George (Carrol ) Fuller

Date of Birth: October 3, 1937  |   Date of Death: May 16, 2016   |   Service Date: No Services. 

George (Carrol ) Fuller

George (Carrol) Fuller, 78, passed away in Cibolo, Texas on Monday, May 16, 2016.   He was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on October 3, 1937, to Glyn and Lillie (Burrows) Fuller. He grew up on a dairy and poultry farm owned and operated by his family.  He attended schools in Nacogdoches including Steven F. Austin, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree.  He moved to Houston, Texas where he worked for HISD teaching Science and Math, and also driving a school bus in the evening for several years.  He joined the Driver Education Department for HISD leading to a supervising teacher certification from Texas A & M University.  This is where he developed a deep devotion for traffic safety.  He also moved to Dallas, teaching for several years, before moving to Austin, Texas working for Region XIII as a consultant for bus driver training.  He then moved to El Paso working for Region XIX continuing his devotion for driver education and traffic safety.  After a few years he moved back to Houston, Texas taking a job with Houston Community College in driver education where he worked for a Master’s Degree before retiring ...