Obituaries

Mary Lena (Henderson) Williams

Date of Birth: December 14, 1920  |   Date of Death: April 17, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 21, 2014. 

Mary Lena (Henderson) Williams

Mary Lena Williams, age 93, of Lampasas, Texas,  passed away on April 17, 2014. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Sunday, April 20, 2014. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 21, 2014, at Kempner Cemetery in Lampasas, Texas. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311.  www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Kathryn Quinn Reid

Date of Birth: February 15, 1932  |   Date of Death: April 11, 2014   |   Service Date: Pending. 

Kathryn Quinn Reid

Kathryn Quinn Reid, age 82, formerly of Port Arthur, TX, passed away in San Marcos, TX on April 11, 2014. Services pending. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, TX, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Norma Jean Smith

Date of Birth: August 4, 1926  |   Date of Death: April 11, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 14, 2014. 

Norma Jean Smith

Norma Jean Smith, 87, formerly of San Marcos, Texas, passed away in New Braunfels, Texas, on Friday, April 11, 2014. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 14, 2014, at the San Marcos City Cemetery. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Dr. Kimble Traeger, D.M.D.

Date of Birth: January 21, 1921  |   Date of Death: April 10, 2014   |   Service Date: Visitation: 1:00 P.M., Sunday, April 13 Interment: 11:00 A.M., Thursday, April 17 

Dr. Kimble Traeger, D.M.D.

Another member of the “Greatest Generation”  has departed. Kimble Traeger of San Marcos, previously of Seguin, passed away on April 10, 2014, at the age of 93. He was born to Andrew and Katie (Blumberg) Traeger on January 21, 1921, in Seguin, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Billie, and sister Betsy Weyel.  He is survived by sons Kim and wife Kerri, Stephen and wife Kathy, granddaughters Nicole Smith Traeger and  Stacy Traeger, sister Elizabeth “Tudy” Ryan, and brother Bobby Traeger, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kimble graduated from Seguin High School in 1939, Texas Lutheran Junior College (Texas Lutheran University) in 1941, the University of Texas in 1943, and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1946. While attending dental school he met his future bride, Billie a Kentucky girl, and they married on April 1, 1946. They were married for 44 years upon her death in 1990. Upon his graduation from dental school, Kimble joined the United States Navy in 1946and completed his postgraduate study at the U.S. Naval Dental School, Bethesda, Maryland and his oral surgery residency at U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, ...

Tillie Parra

Date of Birth: September 23, 1939  |   Date of Death: April 6, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, April 9, 2014 

Tillie Parra

Tillie Parra of Martindale, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the age of 74.  She was born to Andres and Maria (Gonzalez) Gallegos, on September 23, 1939, in Martindale, Texas. Her parents and her husband, Tomas Parra preceded her in death.  She is survived by three sons, Robert Parra, Rick Parra, and Rodney Parra and wife, Denyse; daughter, Norma Rodriguez and husband, Richard; four sisters, Estella Zapata, Mary Lou Galvan, Carmen Parra and Lupe Rivas;  eleven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Tillie loved to cook for her family and friends.  She was an active member of her church, the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, where she was very involved in various church activities.  A devoted mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, Tillie especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She will be dearly missed. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with a Prayer Service at 7:00 P.M., on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale, Texas. The funeral procession will ...

Janie Perez Rincon

Date of Birth: May 15, 1929  |   Date of Death: April 3, 2004   |   Service Date: 9:30 am Thursday April 10,2014 

Janie Perez Rincon

Janie Perez Rincon, age 84, died peacefully at her home in San Marcos, Texas on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. Janie was a Native Texan, born in Melvin on May 15, 1929. She grew up in a ranching family, where she learned to drive her first vehicle, a tractor. As a young adult, she taught elementary school children in the Valley area [Weslaco, McAllen & Raymondville], where she met & married her husband. Janie and family moved and remained in Corpus Christi, until relocating in San Marcos in 1973. Janie worked for the City of San Marcos, retiring in 1993. Continuing to adhere to a life of service to her community, Janie performed 20+ years as volunteer at the Central Texas Medical Center Auxiliary, making friends & assisting neighbors in need. Survivors include her husband, Eddie Rincon; children, Beverly Frimpong, Cynthia Gonzalez and Edwin Rincon; grandsons, Michael and Jonathan Gonzalez, Kevin Frimpong, and Joshua Rincon. A rosary service will be held at Pennington Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, April 9th, at 7 p.m. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. The Chapel is located at: 323 N Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666. Funeral Mass will be ...

Billy Ray (Bill) Forester

Date of Birth: July 9, 1934  |   Date of Death: March 28, 2014   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, April 5, 2014. 

Billy Ray (Bill) Forester

Billy Ray (Bill) Forester of Prairie Lea, Texas, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on March 28, 2014, at the age of 79.  He was born July 9, 1934, in Luling, Texas, to Charles Luther and Myrtle Lee (Belt) Forester. Bill served his country in the United States Air Force. After 34 years, he retired from the State of Texas as the Director of the Texas Federal Inspection Service and later, after 20 years service, he retired from Hays County as a District Court Bailiff. His parents preceded him in death.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Billie (Bownds) Forester; two sons, Phillip Forester and Patrick Forester and his wife, Melissa; two brothers, L.C. Forester and Charles Forester; three grandchildren, Greg Forester, Shelby Forester-Plummer and Jase Forester; and one great-grandchild, Laney Plummer. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Prairie Lea Baptist Church in Prairie Lea, Texas, with the Rev. Joel Densman and the Rev. Gene Rice officiating. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary and ...

Sam Houston Knutson

Date of Birth: February 28, 1955  |   Date of Death: March 26, 2014   |   Service Date: 9:30 A.M., Monday, March 31, 2014. 

Sam Houston Knutson

Sam Houston Knutson, age 59, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on March 26, 2014. Graveside Services will be held at 9:30 A.M., Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Kyle Cemetery in Kyle, Texas. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

David L. Williams

Date of Birth: August 19, 1945  |   Date of Death: March 26, 2014   |   Service Date: 4:00 P.M., Saturday, March 29, 2014. 

David L. Williams

David L. Williams of Martindale, Texas, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed into the arms of the Lord on March 26, 2014, at the age of 68.  He was born August 19, 1945, in Hamburg, Arkansas, the son of the late Johnnie P. and Willie Lee (Crosby) Williams. David is survived by his wife Judy (Golson) Williams; stepson & daughter-in-law Tad & April Overstreet; two brothers and their families including, Rev. John & Jean Williams and Larry & Maria Williams; and his sister Margie & H.K. Ainsworth and their families as well. David's three grandchildren include Cole, Anna & Benjamin Overstreet. David spent more than forty years as an oil and gas inspection consultant in many places around the world. David graduated from West Columbia High School and Schreiner College in Kerrville, TX. He enjoyed playing college basketball with his teammates.  David will be most remembered by many for his giving heart and for always being the first to help a friend or anyone in need. A Celebration of David's life will be held at 4:00 P.M., on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. John Williams officiating. In lieu of ...

Cosme H. Fernandez

Date of Birth: September 27, 1921  |   Date of Death: March 20, 2014   |   Service Date: Mass: 1:00 P.M., Saturday, March 29, 2014. 

Cosme H. Fernandez

Cosme H. Fernandez, age 92, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on March 20, 2014. Visitation at Pennington Funeral Home, 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 P.M., on Friday, March 28, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 P.M., on Saturday, March 29, 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

Geraldine D. McGehee

Date of Birth: November 14, 1936  |   Date of Death: March 21, 2014   |   Service Date: 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 25, 2014 

Geraldine D. McGehee

Geraldine D. McGehee, age 77, a resident of Bishop, Texas, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014. She is survived by one daughter, Marcie Daniels (Vernon) of Summerville, SC; one son, David McGehee of Bishop, Texas; and three grandchildren, Andrew Daniels of Summerville, SC, Zachary McGehee and Dylan McGehee of Kyle, Texas. Predeceased by spouse, Alex G. McGehee; one daughter, Jackie McGehee and one brother, Ronnie Dannelley of San Marcos, Texas. A private graveside service was held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at San Marcos Cemetery. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Phyllis Martin Gaddie

Date of Birth: November 30, 1927  |   Date of Death: March 15, 2014   |   Service Date: 3:00 P.M., Saturday, March 29, 2014. 

Phyllis Martin Gaddie

Phyllis Martin Gaddie, 86, neighbor, friend, loving wife, mother, and grandmother joined her heavenly family on March 15, 2014. Phyllis was born in Milford, Kansas and spent most of her childhood and teens in Manhattan, Kansas where she met her husband, a handsome, young lieutenant, John Griffin Gaddie, at an arranged mixer dance in August of 1947.  They were paired by their height so they could dance together and remained paired together joined by heart and soul until Phyllis’s passing. John and Phyllis were engaged three months after they met and enjoyed nearly 66 years of marriage, through thick and thin.  An amazing, organized army wife and mother, Phyllis packed up and moved her family 27 times in John’s 29 years of army service. Early in life, Phyllis pledged herself to God and faith and these provided her strength throughout her life time.  While alive and able, Phyllis was always active in her community wherever that would be.  She enjoyed helping others, participating in the church choir, teaching Sunday School, quilting, cooking delicious desserts, and connecting to a lifetime ...

Sylvia Hernandez

Date of Birth: January 18, 1971  |   Date of Death: March 22, 2014   |   Service Date: Mass: 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. 

Sylvia Hernandez

Sylvia Hernandez, 43, a resident of San Marcos passed away on Saturday, March 22 after a short illness surrounded by her friends and family. Sylvia was the youngest of four siblings born to Amando and Sulema Hernandez on January 18, 1971. She is preceded in death by her dad, Amando Hernandez. Sylvia is survived by her mother, Sulema Hernandez of San Marcos, her brother Amando Hernandez Jr of Morristown, NJ, her sisters Christina and Isabel Hernandez both of San Marcos, and her “special” sister Ariana. Additionally Sylvia leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and most importantly many friends who were a special part of her life. Sylvia was a 1989 graduate of San Marcos High School and was currently employed in Food Services with Chartwells at Texas State University. An avid bowler, Sylvia was actively involved in the San Marcos Bowling Association, and was currently bowling in the Sweethearts Bowling League, the NASCAR League and Friday Morning Escape League. Sylvia was league secretary of both the NASCAR and Friday Escape league and also held the position of Association Manager for the local bowling association. Aside from bowling, Sylvia enjoyed attending live horse ...

John David Smith

Date of Birth: November 14, 1962  |   Date of Death: March 15, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Thursday, March 20, 2014. 

John David Smith

We would like to announce the unexpected passing of John David Smith, 51, on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Dave is survived by his wife Heidi of 30 years, son Mason Smith, daughters Rachel Giberson and Rebekah Smith, grandson Luka Giberson, and many loving siblings, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Dave was born November 14, 1962, in Redondo Beach, California. He married his sweetheart Heidi on September 21, 1984. As a priesthood holder in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he lived a life of selfless service to God and his fellow man. He was employed in the transportation industry for more than 30 years, always a gracious and invaluable member of the companies he worked for. Of his many interests and hobbies he particularly enjoyed motorcycles, good Texas food, and working outside at his home. His favorite pastime, however, was being there for his growing family. He was known to make fast friends with complete strangers and made countless uncelebrated acts of kindness on behalf of the community and the needy. Those who knew him will remember Dave as a pillar of humility, faith, and friendship. Family will receive friends at ...

Gloria Smith

Date of Birth: November 4, 1933  |   Date of Death: March 10, 2014   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 15, 2014. 

Gloria Smith

Gloria Smith, age 80, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on March 10, 2014. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the San Marcos City Cemetery, with the Rev. Dan Williams officiating. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com