Gallegos, Mary: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 27 December 2012
Mary Castillo Gallegos, 74, of Immokalee, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 22, in Immokalee, Fla. Ms. Gallegos was born on Nov. 9, 1938, in Kerrville, the eldest of 17 children born to Juan and Epifania Castillo. She is survived by her mother who lives in Fredericksburg and the following children and their spouses: Rudy and Maggie Gallegos, Johnny and Ninfa Gallegos, Naomi and Carlos Aponte, Norma and Noel Guerra, Josie and Amandalo Means and Melinda and Carlos Hernandez, and several grandchildren. Surviving brothers and sisters include Sophie Rios of Wichita Falls; Domingo and Celia Castillo, North Richland Hills; Ernesto Castillo of Immokalee, Fla.; Pete and Sandy Castillo, Duncanville; Magdelena Vondrasek, Morehead City, N.C.; Judy and Everett Dean, Amarillo; Janey and J.R Garcia, Waco; Julie Garcia, Waco; Olivia and Victor Rivera, Janie and Lucio Borjas, Sara and Curtis Allerkamp, Sally and David Tatsch, Ricardo and Lydia Castillo, Josephine Castillo and Esther Castillo, all of Fredericksburg. Ms. Gallegos was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Julia Gallegos; a brother, Albert Castillo, and her father, Juan Castillo.
Gamel, Herbert K.: Herbert K. Gamel, 86, of Harper died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Kerrville.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 11 in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with Dr. James Englemann officiating. Boyd Harper was the vocalist. Interment, with full military honors, was in the Harper City Cemetery. Gamel was born on March 6, 1916 in London, TX, the son of Herbert Zork Gamel and Mary Mullins Gamel. He married Foy Harper in Socorro, NM on Jan. 5, 1936 and she survives. Gamel served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946. He was a building contractor and owned and operated a motel in Harper for 33 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, a daughter and their spouses: Barry and Retha Gamel of Harper and Dhela and Wayne Griffith of Stonewall; two grandchildren and a sister, Kathy Lynn of Dallas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dhelas W. Gamel; a grand-daughter, Gayle Gamel, and the following brothers and sisters, Jeff Gamel, Foy Mae Gamel, Cleta Ray, Jack Gamel, Dorothy Reed, Patsy Metzger, Bill Gamel and Skip Gamel. Pallbearers were Jim Bob Stevens, Boyd Harper, Paul Lang, Mitchell Harper, Marck Schumpelt and James Ellis. Scotty Kinsey, Ronnie Walker, Pat Rogers and Joe Parker were honorary pallbearers. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, 16 Oct 2002; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Gammenthaler, Orville: Orville Gammenthaler, 63, died in New Braunfels Sunday, Nov. 5, 1989.
Funeral services are being held today, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., in the Zoeller Funeral Home chapel in New Braunfels, with graveside services at 3:30 p.m., in the Bandera Cemetery in Bandera. He was born on June 14, 1926, in Harper. He was a member of the First Baptist church and a former president of the Kiwanis club. Survivors include his wife, Blix Fee Gammenthaler of New Braunfels; one son, Brian Scott of Houston; three sisters, Elsie Fowler and Frances (Mrs. Karl) Durst, both of San Antonio, and Elizabeth McDougall of Harper; one brother, Charles A. Gammenthaler of Florida; and one grandson. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, 8 Nov 1989; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Gantenbein, Helen G.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 20 February 2013
Helen G. Gantenbein, 85, nee Thompson, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Beckmann Funeral Home with Tommy LeFan officiating. Scott Polk was the vocalist. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday evening, Feb. 17, at the funeral home. Mrs. Gantenbein was born Jan. 6, 1928, in Yoakum, the daughter of Henry R. Thompson and Bessie I. Jackson Thompson. She married Ulrich Gantenbein on Dec. 30, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nev. He preceded her in death in 1991. Mrs. Gantenbein is survived by three sons, five daughters and spouses, including Linda Stuart, Gloria and Duane Neffendorf, Karen and Gary Bierschwale and Chris and Cori Gantenbein, all of Fredericksburg; Gary and Geri Gantenbein of Silver Point, Tenn.; Sandra Smithson of Newport Beach, Calif.; Sue and Richard Scott of Cherokee, Ala., and Richard and Terry Gantenbein of Odessa. Survivors also include 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leroy and Ruth Thompson of Abilene and Ray and Glenda Thompson of San Antonio, and a sister and brother-in-law, Jimmie and Richard Greenwalt of Abilene. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Gantenbein was preceded in death by two brothers, Milford Thompson and Hardy Thompson, and two sisters, Mildred Hooker and Jenny Webb. Pallbearers included Michael Stuart, Eric Stuart, Joshua Gantenbein, Jordan Gantenbein, Cameron Stuart and Floyd Gregory. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Gantenbein, Bruce Gantenbein, Christian Gantenbein, Kristofer Gantenbein, Jesse Scott, Thayne Neffendorf, Blane Neffendorf and Chad Bierschwale.
Garcia, Rodolfo: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 18 July 2012
Rodolfo (Rudy) Garcia, 48, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in San Antonio. Funeral services were held Friday, July 13, at 3:30 p.m. at Schaetter Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Harnan officiating. Interment followed at the Guadalupe Cemetery in Stonewall. Visitation and a rosary service led by Deacon Pat Klein were held Thursday evening, July 12, at the funeral home. Garcia was born Jan. 25, 1964, in C.D. Acuna, Mexico, the son of Rodolfo Garcia and Celia Cerna Garcia. Survivors include two daughters, Jessica Garcia of Fredericksburg and Jera Garcia of Oklahoma; one grandchild, and his father, Rodolfo Garcia Sr. He is also survived by five sisters and spouses, including Maria and Armando Salazar of Grand Prairie; Carmen Perez, Kingsland; Jane and Maurilio Licea, Johnson City; Gracie Garcia, Marble Falls, and Samantha and Jacobo Flores, Bertram.
Garcia, Severiana: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post, 24 Aug 2011
Mrs. Felipe Garcia, 92, nee Severiana Cruz of Comfort, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. A funeral mass was celebrated Friday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Comfort with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Interment followed at San Jose Cemetery in Comfort. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home Comfort. Mrs. Garcia was born Nov. 8, 1918, in Mexico, the daughter of Agapito Cruz and Concepcion Rangel Cruz. She married Felipe G. Garcia on Sept. 11, 1948, in San Antonio and he survives. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Garcia is survived by four daughters, one son and spouses, including Mary Helen and Dionisio Duarte, Rolando and Manuela Garcia, Santos and Arthur Galindo, Rosalinda and Juan Contreras and Mary Carmen Woody, all of Comfort. Survivors also include nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, four brothers and spouses, including Ignacio Cruz of Marion, Pablo Cruz of Seguin, and Mary Juarez, Juanito Cruz, Andres Cruz and Lola Gonzales, all of Wisconsin. Mrs. Garcia was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Leticia Castro; one brother, Esteban Cruz, and three sisters, including Juanita Chapa, Aurelia Cruz and Higinia Cruz. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Mario Castro, Arthur Galindo Jr., Amor Galindo, Jesse McClister, Phillip Woody and Angel Contreras. Honorary pallbearers were Laurie Castro, Bernadette Gorham and Evangelina Contreras.
Garner, Jacqueline: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 16 May 2012
Mrs. Arthur (Jack) Garner, 76, nee Jacqueline McCrone of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, May 10, 2012. A private family service is planned at a later date. Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. Mrs. Garner was born Sept. 2, 1935, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Donald R. McCrone and Bernadean McCrone. She married Arthur (Jack) Garner who survives. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Garner is survived by three sons, one daughter and spouses, including Donald and Shelley Garner and Kyle Garner, all of McKinney, Barbara and Mike Winslett of Garland, and Scott and Karen Garner of San Angelo. Survivors also include seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Garner was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles McCrone and James McCrone, and one sister, Donna Grace.
Gass, Faye: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 30 Nov 2011
Faye Gass, nee Hutcherson, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m., at Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ann Hoch officiating. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Mrs. Gass was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Vance, the daughter of Burnice K. Hutcherson and Mary Jule Sweeten Hutcherson. She married Thomas J. Gass on Feb. 28, 1942, in Uvalde. He preceded her in death. She worked as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Mrs. Gass is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, including Marsha and Allen Henke and Linda and Donnie Schuch, all of Fredericksburg. Survivors also include three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a brother and sister-in-law, R.W. and Florence Hutcherson of Kerrville. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Gass was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Lynn Gass and a brother, Lemeul Hutcherson. Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, Memorial Presbyterian Church or the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Donnie Schuch, Allen Henke, Paige Findley, Keith Hutcherson, Tucker Findley and Brad Findley.
Geistweidt, Carol: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 5 September 2012
Mrs. Ray (Carol) Geistweidt, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at the age of 63. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m., at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jason Fry officiating. Interment followed at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery at Doss. Pallbearers included Jacob Wurz, Warren Jatzlau, Sem Geistweidt, Frank Bryant, Kurt Geistweidt and Dale Geistweidt. Visitation with the family was held Friday evening, Aug. 31, from 5-8 p.m. at Beckmann Funeral Home. Mrs. Geistweidt is survived by her husband, Ray Geistweidt, of Fredericksburg; four children: Wes Bourland and fiancé’, Allison, of New York, New York; Will Bourland and close friend, Sarah, of Fredericksburg; Sem Geistweidt and wife, Danielle, of Fredericksburg, and Amy Jatzlau and husband, Warren, of Giddings; a sister, Janet Smith and husband, Jim, of Bryan; a brother, John Wurz of Bronte, and three grandchildren: Emma Geistweidt, Madison Jatzlau and Holden Jatzlau. Carol was preceded in death by her parents. Carol was born in Dumas, Texas on July 8, 1949 to Wesley O. Wurz and Eula Jean Olive Wurz. She was raised in the Dallas area and graduated from H. Grady Spruce High School in Dallas. In college, she was a member of the Cardettes dance team at Henderson Junior College. Carol married Ray Geistweidt on Feb. 6, 1993 and they made their home in Fredericksburg. She worked as a Budget Analyst for the National Park Service for 35 years and also was an instructor for accounting and budgeting systems for the Park Service. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Fredericksburg Emmaus Group where she participated on many teams, and was a very active member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. Carol had a servant’s heart and dedicated many hours of service to her church. She participated in and helped with many activities: the Praise Team where she played the tambourine, Cards for Christ, the Gebet Engels where she helped make prayer shawls and she also helped with the Kid’s Music Academy and the Wednesday After School Program. In addition to this, she also helped with VBS and Sunday School. Carol was a seven-year survivor of cancer and she did not let her health problems keep her from serving her church.
Geistweidt, Loreen Amalia: Loreen Amalia Houy Geistweidt, 90, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 9, in Bethany Lutheran Church with the Rev. Casey Zesch officiating. Annabel Wilkinson was the organist. Mrs. Geistweidt's son, Sammy, sang a solo with self-accompaniment on the guitar. Interment followed in Der Stadt Friedhof. Visitation was held Friday evening, Feb. 8, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home. Mrs. Geistweidt was born Nov. 9, 1917, in the Crabapple community, the daughter of Frank Houy and Louise Olga Rusche Houy. She married Perry Carl Geistweidt on April 4, 1937, in Bethany Lutheran Church. He died Jan. 14, 1961. Loreen and Perry were ranchers in the Hilda community, north of Doss in Mason County, and after his death, she and son Sammy continued to ranch at Hilda as well as in the Crabapple community of Gillespie County. In 1973, Sammy opened The Guitar Clinic where she helped to operate the store while he gave guitar lessons. In 1978, she became co-owner of Der Kleider Schrank, Inc., a woman's clothing and jewelry store in the heart of Fredericksburg's Main Street. She was known to many as the "Jewelry Lady", and continued to work there through December 2007. She loved country life. In her younger years, she enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. She also enjoyed handwork like embroidery and sewing, including making doll clothes. She loved cooking and seeing her friends and family enjoying it. Her great love was watching and visiting with people, including visitors from all over the world that came to Fredericksburg, as well as any local person, including the Fredericksburg Police. If German visitors were in town, other store owners or operators would send them to Loreen so they could speak German together. She was a avid supporter of local and area organizations. She believed in having a good laugh and having as much fun as possible every day throughout her entire life. Loreen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Sammy and Raynette Geistweidt of Fredericksburg, and two grandchildren including Tarra Whitehead and her husband, Christopher, of Austin, and Brentt Geistweidt of Fredericksburg. In addition to her husband and parents, Loreen was preceded in death by her step-mother, Emma Schneider Houy. Pallbearers included Dennis Lange, Roy Enderlin, Dennis Enderlin, Gary Enderlin, Clemente Castillo, David Grinnan and Wesley King. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 13 Feb 2008; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Gellerman, Annie Clara: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 11 January 2012
Mrs. Alvin H. Gellermann, 92, nee Annie Clara Hartmann of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Harnan officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist and Donna Durst, the vocalist. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Tuesday evening, Jan. 3. Mrs. Gellermann was born April 16, 1919, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Edward Hartmann and Clara Jenschke Hartmann. She married Alvin Herman Gellermann on July 2, 1939, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, including Pat and Herb Nebgen of Stonewall and Lynette and Ed Taylor of Mesquite; two grandsons, and three great-grandchildren. Survivors also include a brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Gertrude Hartmann of Blanco; one sister, Florence Skruhak of San Antonio, and a sister-in-law, Ella, Mrs. Leo Hartmann, of Fredericksburg. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Gellermann was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo Hartmann and Andrew Hartmann, and four sisters, including Margaret, Mrs. Gilbert Gellermann; Ida, Mrs. Willie Behrends; Elizabeth, Mrs. James Gillen, and Eleanor, Mrs. Walter Pehl. Pallbearers included Jeff Nebgen, Greg Nebgen, Phil Hartmann, David Mills, Paul Hartmann, Mark Skruhak and Justin Nebgen.
Gibbons, George Alfred III: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post, 24 Aug 2011
George Alfred Gibbons, III of Fredericksburg passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital, at the age of 86 years. George was born Jan. 24, 1925, and died Aug. 18, 2011. He was a native Houstonian, whose parents were the late Mable Clapper Gibbons Upchurch and George A. Gibbons, Jr. His marriage to Anna K. Gaston (CC) Gibbons took place in Houston, Texas on Sept. 3, 1947. He is survived by his wife, CC; daughter, Katie G. Day and husband, Dan; son, George A. Gibbons, IV and wife Andrea; and grandchildren; Rebecca Sarfati and husband, Jacob; George A Gibbons V; Kari, Ryan and Michael Day; and sister-in-law, Linda Upchurch. George attended Texas A&M for two years, then left to join the Army. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division during WWII with jumps on D-Day in Normandy and Holland. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge, Belgium. After the war, he attended London University in England and graduated from The University of Texas. He spent six years with Cameron Iron Works and retired after 30 years with General Electric. He was active at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church serving as Junior and Senior Wardens and on the Vestry. He was active in many of the Fredericksburg town projects and festivals. He was a Shriner and a Mason for over 60 years. A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 27 in the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Entombment of the cremains with military honors followed in the St. Barnabas Columbarium.
Gibbons, Robert Joseph: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 6 February 2013
Dr. Robert Joseph Gibbons of Fredericksburg, Texas passed away on Feb. 2, 2013. He was 84 years old. Bob Gibbons was born on Nov. 19, 1928 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. to Irene and Clifford Gibbons. He had a younger sister, Judith Gibbons Sloan Marlow, who preceded him in death. After graduating from Malden, Mo. High School in 1946, Robert served in the United States Army in the occupation forces in Germany. After his service, he attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. and then transferred to Baylor University in Waco, Texas to receive his undergraduate degree. While at Baylor, he met his future wife, Jean Westbrook of Itasca, Texas. They were married on Dec. 28, 1952 in Kerens, Texas. In 1956, Dr. Gibbons graduated from St. Louis University Dental School in St. Louis, Mo. After starting his dental practice in Missouri, he moved to Arlington, Texas to practice dentistry for 37 years, and he was active in local, state and national dental organizations. In Arlington, he participated in numerous civic organizations including the Civitan Club and the Rotary Club. Dr. Gibbons was an avid tennis player and enjoyed riding horses. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Arlington. After retiring, he moved to Fredericksburg where he has happily lived on a ranch since 1994. While in Fredericksburg, he greatly enjoyed his membership in the Rotary Club and the Tennis Association and continued to play tennis into his eighties. Dr. Gibbons is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Gibbons, along with his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren Grant, Beth and Austin Gibbons of Stone Mountain, Ga. and Kent, Wanda, Mary and Eric Gibbons of San Antonio, Texas. Plus, in-laws Marianna and Seymour Byman; nieces: Miranda Spaulding and Amelia Wilson; and nephews: Nat Wilson and Owen Sloan. Robert Gibbons’ remains will be laid to rest at a family service at the Westbrook plot of the Prairie Point Cemetery near Kerens, Texas.
Gibson, Lola B.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 19 October 2011
Lola B. (Lady) Gibson, 93, nee Green, of Harper, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. at Harper Presbyterian Church, officiated by Jim and Laurie Barker. Interment followed in the Harper City Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville. Mrs. Gibson was born July 4, 1918, in McCullough County, the daughter of Jasper Freeman Green and Minnie Smith Green. She married George Allen Gibson on July 7, 1936, in Mason. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1989. Survivors include two daughters, Starr Lee Ducharme and her husband, Jon, of Corpus Christi, and Gay Colvin of Junction; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by two daughters, Bobbie Jeanette Carter and Sharon Mae Tatsch; a sister, Inez Hogan, and a brother, E.J. Green.
Gideon, Birgit: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 28 March 2012
Mrs. Milton Gideon, 72, nee Birgit Pausch, of Doss, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012. A memorial service was held Friday, March 23, at 10 a.m., at the Hilda United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wade Powell officiating. Interment of the cremains followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends Thursday evening, March 22, at Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel. Birgit Josephine Maria Gideon was born at home on Sunday, March 3, 1940 in Berlin, Germany to Gustav Pausch (Father) of the Erzgebirge region and Friederike Eier Pausch (Mother) of Mikolov – formally Nickolsburg, Czechoslovakia. The region of Birgit’s family origins was called Sudentenland and it was relatively poor; however, it was known for its mining and home industries, which included wood working (nutcrackers) and Kloeppelspitze (bobbin-lace). As World War II was approaching an end, Birgit’s father had become a Russian POW, while she and her family suffered depravation, daily air raids, and persecution through retaliation by the Czechs. They would eventually be forced to flee via a coal transport train -- narrowly escaping capture by the advancing Russian army. By August of 1945, Birgit and her family made it to an American Occupied zone and they were processed and placed into detention in the town of Martinlamitz. There, they were given shelter in the warehouse of the Eisenwerk (iron works factory). Birgit’s father was released from captivity in 1948 and he, along with his reunited family joined all of Germany in the effort to rebuild a nation in ruins. By 1950, Birgit’s family had moved to Nuremburg, Germany. Birgit completed eight grades in the public school system and then became an apprentice in the Berufschule (trade school). By this time, her father had returned to his profession as a traveling salesman and had opened a Herrengeschaeft (men’s clothing and specialty store) where Birgit was employed. Birgit studied as a textile apprentice and successfully received a "Gesellenbrief" from the local Handelskammer (Chamber of Commerce). In 1962, Birgit met her beloved husband, Milton "Mel" Gideon, an American Army Staff Sgt. while he was stationed in Nuremburg. They were married on March 2, 1963 and they went on to spend 48 wonderful years together until Mel’s passing on Aug. 1, 2011. In the summer of 1964, after Mel’s tour of duty was up, Birgit and Mel came to Texas (Mel’s place of birth) and they began building a life together in the Houston/Conroe Area. Birgit was a stay-at-home mom for many years as she and Mel were blessed with four boys – Henry, Raimund, Jeffrey and Matthew. As the boys got older, Birgit went to work for the Conroe Independent School District at Ben Milam Elementary as a teacher’s aide. She worked there for over 10 years and was recognized numerous times for her outstanding work in service to teachers and students – indeed she was nominated several times and was awarded para-professional of the year. It was during this time also that Birgit and Mel frequented the Texas Hill Country for weekend getaways and family vacations. After Mel retired from the Houston Police Department in the late 80’s, Birgit and Mel realized their life-long dream and they relocated to the small ranching community of Doss in Gillespie County. Although semi-retired, Mel became the Chief Deputy Sheriff of Gillespie County, while Birgit went to work as a hotel receptionist in Fredericksburg, Texas. Birgit immersed herself in the communities of Fredericksburg and Doss and was active in many endeavors including: the Gillespie County Fair Association, Doss Community Center, and Hilda Methodist Church Cemetery Association. Birgit also pursued her great love of old-world, traditional knitting and crocheting. She won numerous "best of show" ribbons and awards at the annual Gillespie County Fair, and was always ready to showcase her craft and unique skills as a regular artisan featured at Bastrop’s annual Yesterfest. Birgit’s second love was the pursuit of fine antiques at bargain prices. Birgit and Mel were members of the Hilda United Methodist Church. Birgit achieved a personal goal on Feb. 27, 1987, when she proudly became a citizen of the United States. Birgit was preceded in death by her parents and by her beloved husband. She is survived by son, Henry, and wife, Staci, of Bastrop; son, Raimund, and wife, Wendy, of Longview; son, Jeffrey (Senior Master Sergeant USAF), and wife, Becky (Master Sergeant USAF), of San Antonio, and son, Matthew, and wife, Angelica of Austin. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Birgit is also survived by brother, Kurt Pausch, and wife, Betty, of Nuremburg; brother, Reinhard Pausch, and wife, Gerti, of Piney Point, Maryland; sister, Edda Klos, and husband, Walter, of Nuremburg; and sister, Jutta Hyde of Munich.
Gideon, Mel: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 10 Aug 2011
Chief Deputy Mel Gideon was born in Houston, Texas on March 24, 1944 to Emmett Eugene and Dealie Collard Gideon and passed away in his beloved Hill Country home on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m., at the Hilda United Methodist Church, north of Doss, with the Rev. Wade Powell officiating. Staci Gideon and Mathew Gideon provided special music at the beginning of the service while a bagpiper played to close the service. During the service, the Gideon children reflected on their father's life and career. Ed Krevitz and David Thurman of the Texas Chief Deputies Association and James Shirley of the Houston Police Department also shared remembrances. Interment of the cremains followed at the church cemetery. Honorary pallbearers included Gillespie County Sheriff Buddy Mills, former Gillespie County Sheriff Milton Jung, Gary Rowe, Kurt Geistweidt, Wayne Gideon and Thurman Clark. In Houston, Mel attended Jeff Davis High School and from there he went on to enlist in the Army/1st Bn, 83rd Artillery, Fourth Army. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1964. While in the Army, Mel met and married his wife Birgit, while stationed in Nuremburg, Germany in February of 1963. At the time of his death, Mel and Birgit were happily married for 48 years. After serving his three-year enlistment, Chief Gideon was accepted, and then graduated from Class #32 of the Houston Police Academy in February of 1966, and like most Peace Officers at the beginning of their law enforcement career, Chief Gideon's first assignment with the HPD was in the Radio Patrol Division, working the midnight shift. Hoping to expand his opportunities, as well as his capabilities, Mel enrolled at Sam Houston State University where he attended full time while continuing to work the nightshift and he graduated in May of 1974 earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. In 1977, Chief Gideon transferred to the Planning & Research Division of the Houston Police Department where he spent three years developing and writing policy and procedures for HPD, testing new police equipment, and writing equipment grants for the department. Chief Gideon promoted out of Planning & Research to the position of Staff Supervisor in the East Patrol Division and ended a distinguished career serving the City of Houston and HPD after 23 years. Among his career highlights, Mel also served as a Criminal Investigator for HPD's Central Command, Vice Investigator, Desk Officer at the North Shepherd substation, and finally he served as an Administrative Aide for the Staff Services Bureau, Investigations Command Chief's Command, and Field Operations Command. For many years, Mel and Birgit frequented the Texas Hill Country for weekend getaways and family vacations. After retiring from HPD, Mel and Birgit realized their life-long dream and moved to the small ranching community of Doss in Gillespie County in the late 1980s. It was at this time that newly elected Gillespie County Sheriff Milton Jung hired Chief Gideon as his Chief Deputy, and so Mel “unretired” and was sworn in on Jan. 1, 1989. Mel went on to serve with Sheriff Jung for four consecutive terms and then after Sheriff Jung retired, Sheriff Buddy Mills asked Mel if he would continue to serve during the transition. When Mel finally called it quits, he had worn the badge of a Texas Peace Officer for more than 44 years. In addition to serving HPD and the Gillespie County Sheriff Department Chief Gideon sought other ways to serve in law enforcement and as a result, he began his long association with the Texas Chief Deputies Association when he joined in February of 1989. At his retirement, Chief Gideon served on the associations Board as a Director -- a position he had been elected to several times . Over the years, Mel held numerous offices in the association including Secretary, Treasurer, and he was President of the Association from 1991-1992. Chief Gideon hosted the Texas Chief Deputies Association Conference in Fredericksburg, Texas in 1994. In honor of Mel's service in December of 2005 at a regular quarterly meeting, the Officers and Directors of the Texas Chief Deputies Association voted unanimously to name the Past President Award after one of the most distinguished Chief Deputies in the Great State of Texas. -- Chief Deputy Mel Gideon of Gillespie County. Chief Gideon loved law enforcement and loved serving the communities he lived in; however, his greatest joy was his family. Chief Gideon is survived by his wife Birgit of Doss, Texas, son Henry and wife, Staci of Bastrop, son Raimund and wife, Wendy, of Longview; son Jeffrey and wife, Becky of San Antonio, and son Mathew and wife Angelica, of Austin. Mel is also survived by his mother, Dealie Gideon; sister, Erma Nell Clark, and brother, Wayne Gideon -- all of Conroe, Texas. Lastly, Chief Gideon is also survived by 14 grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.
Gifford, Brice Wayne: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 10 October 2012
Brice Wayne Gifford, 60, of Cedar Creek, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Memorial services were held Sunday, Sept. 16, in Austin. Gifford was born Dec. 23, 1951, in Austin, the son of Ossie Gifford and Clara Scott Gifford. He married Jeanette Fretwell who survives. A Del Valle High School graduate, Gifford retired from the City of Austin where he worked for 27 years. After that, he worked for Capital Metro for six and one-half years, retiring in 2009. In addition to his wife, Gifford is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, including Bryan and Melody Gifford of Leander, and Scotty and Adriane Gifford of Tomball, and four grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, two sisters and spouses, including Jerry and Debra Gifford of Fischer, Sandy and Chester Ellebracht of Fredericksburg and Sarah Gifford Hodges of Cedar Creek.
Gillespie, Mrs. A. F.
Mrs. A. F. Gillespie passed away at her home in Fredericksburg on Saturday morning of last week at 7:30 o'clock following a lingering illness of several months. The deceased lady was a native of Montgomery, Ala., and was married to Mr. A. F. Gillespie in 1889. She is survived by her husband and one son, 17 years of age. The family came to Fredericksburg about two and a half years ago, and Mr. Gillespie has been employed as conductor on the S. A. F. & N. Ry. during his residence in this city. The funeral of Mrs. Gillespie took place on Sunday last and was conducted by the Eastern Star, the ladies auxiliary of the Masonic Lodge. The impressive ceremony was read by Mrs. Geo. E. Wright, and Mr. Alfred Petsch and Rev. A. R. Vetter, also spoke at the grave. The remains of the deceased lady were tenderly laid to rest in the Union Cemetery. At the time of her death Mrs. Gillespie was 55 years of age. The husband and son have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends in their hour of bereavement. [ Fredericksburg Standard; 23 Dec 1916; died 16 Dec 1916; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Gish, Joseph Milton: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 20 July 2011
Joseph Milton Gish was born to Helen Josephine (Wesler) and Jacob Monroe Gish on July 13, 1924 in Neosho, Newton County, Missouri. He went to be with his Lord on July 15, 2011 at his residence in Fredericksburg, TX. Joe lived most of his boyhood in Dickinson County, Kansas on the family farm and got into the normal amount of trouble. He loved to play cowboys and thus began the love of the Old West. As a young boy, living on the family farm in Sands Springs, Kansas, he painted a large cowboy on the board wall in the family barn. Joe returned to Sands Springs in 1993, with his wife, Charlene, to visit friends and view the old family farm. Sure enough, the cowboy painting was still visible on the wall of the old barn. After graduating from Solomon High School in 1943, he and a friend, George Woods, went on a vacation to Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. Joe was so enamored with Texas and the Valley, that when the Woods family was ready to return to Kansas, Joe decided to stay in Texas even though he only had five dollars in his pocket. He bought a shirt and a tie and went to work in a men’s store on the Main Street of McAllen where he worked for 10 years. On Sept. 15, 1978, Joe married Charlene Mason in Richmond, Fort Bend, Texas. He then joined Sears as the manager of the Men’s Department and he worked there for 30 years, retiring on the last day of 1986. During his time in the Valley, his wife, Charlene said, “he nearly drove everyone nuts, talking about retiring to the Texas Hill County.” His dream was realized in December of 1986, when he and Charlene, settled in Fredericksburg. Before arriving, a log cabin was built for a museum to house Joe’s expanding collection of Western items and cowboy paraphernalia. Joe continued drawing right up to the end and he said of his museum, "it was a dream fulfilled that allows me to visit and show my collection to interested folks.” Joe would always say that there was no need to leave town as he had everything he loved or could want right here in Fredericksburg, Texas, “his little heaven on earth”. Joe enjoyed serving community and church. He was an active member of Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, The Former Texas Rangers Foundation, National Bit, Spur and Saddle Collectors Association, and Curator of Gish’s Old West Museum. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob M. Gish and Helen Josephine Wesler Gish, and one sister, Virginia Voss. Joe is survived by his wife, Charlene Mason Gish of Fredericksburg; two sons, Charles Breeden of McAllen and Clyde Breeden of Marble Falls; four sisters: Barbara Angvire of Los Angeles, CA; Patricia Cortese and Beverly Sharpe, both of Burbank, CA, and Marilyn Berryhill of Shreveport, LA. Services were held at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 23 with the Reverend Jeff Hammond officiating and assisted by the Reverend Dr. Dyana Orrin.
Mr. August Goehmann a substantial and well known farmer residing on the Pedernales river about six miles southeast of the city, died at his home on Friday evening of last week at 7:30 o'clock, following an illness of several months. At the time of his death Mr. Goehmann was 66 years and 5 days old. He was twice married and both wives preceded him in death. the surviving children by his first wife are Otto Goehmann, Mrs. Sophie Leyendecker, Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs. Bertha Weber. The surviving children of the second wife are Aug. Goehmann, Jr., Misses Ernestine and Pauline Goehmann, Mrs. Metlona Hitzfeld, Mrs. Emma Pehl, and Harry Goehmann. The deceased gentleman is also survived by two brothers and two sisters. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon last from the residence of Mr. Aug. Weber in Fredericksburg. [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 13 July 1918; died 5 July 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Goehmann, Mrs. Harry:
Mrs. Harry Goehmann [nee Nelda Hitzfeld] died at her home Monday afternoon at 6 o'clock after a lingering illness at the age of 30 years [Her death certificate shows 20 years; 1900 & 1910 Census shows her as 3 & 13 years old respectively; her birth date should be 12 Dec 1895], 4 months and 27 days [12 Dec 1885]. The unfortunate lady was a sufferer of Pulmonary consumption. She is survived by her husband, mother, six brothers and four sisters. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Union Cemetery in this city. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large number of friends in the untimely death of this young woman. [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 13 May 1916; died 8 May 1916; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Goff, Evelyn: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 3 April 2013
Evelyn Spaeth Goff (Mrs. Port Carl “Windy” Goff ) went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2013, in Fredericksburg, Texas, at the age of 74. Evelyn was born in Mason, Texas, on March 29, 1939, to Walter Spaeth and Meta Schmidt Spaeth. She is survived by three daughters and their spouses: Donna and Ricky Weinheimer of Stonewall; Kathy and Dwayn Boos of Fredericksburg; Jeanenne and Rusty Maenius of Blanco. Six grandchildren and spouses: Brandon and Jessica Weinheimer of Stonewall; Blaine and Tina Weinheimer of Dripping Springs; Matlie Boos and Rylie Boos of Fredericksburg; Hannah and Trey Priour of Kerrville; and Katrina Maenius of Blanco. Two great-granddaughters: Lorelei Weinheimer of Stonewall; and Haidyn Weinheimer of Dripping Springs. Also, her extended family: Sheila Ristau and Kay and Stuart Stech from Fredericksburg; Callie and Bunde Walker of Austin; Steven Stech of Lubbock; Chris Oldham of Dallas. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother and sister: Hilton Spaeth and Lillian Ristau. A beautiful celebration of life and faith service was officiated by Pastor Bobby Vitek at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 10 a.m. His message was titled, “Determined!” Evelyn was determined to love life, to live with hope, to love her family and determined in her faith. Several of her grandchildren read some of her favorite scriptures as Pastor Bobby incorporated them into the message. The congregation was blessed by the voices of Larry Reavis and Deanne Moellering as they sang some of Evelyn’s favorite songs. Deanne played the guitar, pianist, Lenora Ostendorf, accompanied. Graveside services and interment followed in the Gooch Cemetery in Mason, Texas, at 3 p.m. Pallbearers were her six grandchildren and three sons-in-law, with her two great-granddaughters as honorary pallbearers. Evelyn grew up on her parents’ ranch in Art, Texas, the youngest of three children, and later moved to town in Mason. She loved the country and loved playing with baby angora goats that her father raised. She was always eager to help her father with the ranching and the outside chores. She was baptized and a confirmed member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Mason. She graduated from Mason High School in 1957, married Albert Ristau; they lived in Fredericksburg where they had two daughters. After they divorced, she married Port Carl “Windy” Goff in 1978. She worked for Dr. Dor Brown for 13 years, and then opened a child daycare in their home. In 1988, they moved back to their hometown of Mason, where she went to work for the Mason Clinic and then partnered with several ladies to open MKM Home Health. She and Windy loved working on the ranch in Art and were proud of the Red Brangus cattle they raised. They both enjoyed singing and playing music; she on the piano, organ, autoharp or dulcimer and he on the fiddle or guitar. They were both active members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. After her husband’s passing, she moved back to Fredericksburg to be the general manager of the Sunday House Inn & Suites for five years. She then became the volunteer coordinator for the Fredericksburg Visitor and Convention Bureau where she enjoyed working full time, until February of this year, when she had to make the decision to retire due to her illness. She was a member of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church and a member of the choir until she could no longer sing, due to her declining health. Evelyn enjoyed, ranching, music, singing, dancing, working in her yard, being with people and driving her red Toyota convertible. She enjoyed sports of all kinds; baseball, softball, basketball, pro-football and she especially enjoyed college football. Watching college football games became a tradition at her, “Grannie’s”, house. She loved watching games with anyone who could come by but especially enjoyed watching with her grandchildren. Football parties at Grannie’s were very special times. Evelyn not only taught her children and grandchildren the qualities of faith, hope, love and incredible courage but she set a beautiful example in her everyday life. During the last 10 years, with the help of God, she battled cancer so valiantly and never let herself stop living life to the fullest. She was always positive and willing to fight the battle. She thanked God every day for all her blessings. “Mom”, “Grannie”, was an amazing person and she was an inspiration to so many. We will forever hold her in our hearts ... and look forward to when we are reunited again in heaven.
Goins, A. J.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 28 March 2012
A.J. Goins, 85, of Doss, died Saturday, March 24, 2012. Funeral services were held Monday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at the Squaw Creek Primitive Baptist Church at Doss with Elder Bill Moseley officiating. Interment followed at the Squaw Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Sunday evening, March 25. Goins was born May 11, 1926, in Ebony, the son of George Lee Goins and Elva Hinesly Goins. He married Evelyn Baethge in Fredericksburg on Oct. 11, 1946, and she survives. Prior to moving to Doss, Goins was a truck driver and then a dispatcher for Chevron. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran. In addition to his wife, Goins is survived by one daughter, Ava Bennett of San Angelo, and two sons, Larry Goins and his wife, Gail, of Odessa, and Mark Goins of Doss. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a sister, Valeta Wendel. Goins was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James Goins, and a sister, Mildred Reeves. Memorial contributions may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, The Good Samaritan Center or the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Lorin Baethge, Van Mund, Michael Baethge, Eddie Carr, Kenneth Baethge and Bradley Baethge. Honorary pallbearers were Christopher Goins, Seth Goins, Allan Bennett, Michael Bennett, Jennifer Guill, Lyne Goins, Leslie Darin, Brittany Hall, Steven Goins, Zachery Goins and Zane Goins.
Gold, Viola Mae: Mrs. Edgar Gold, 86, nee Viola Mae Schmidt, died on Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 in Knopp Nursing Home No. 1.
Funeral services were held in Holy Ghost Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Marvin Ottmers officiating. Interment was in Der Stadt Friedhof. Mrs. Gold was born on May 11, 1912 in Gillespie County, the daughter of Max Schmidt and Mary Margaret Fries Schmidt. She married Edgar Gold on June 27, 1956 in Dallas and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1974. Mrs. Gold was a veteran teacher, having taught for 38 years, including a long period as a member of the Fredericksburg High School faculty where she taught commercial subjects. She is survived by step-children, Marjorie Pressler and Vernon Gold, both of Willow City; Dorothy Beyer of Stonewall; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Knutson and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Florine Gold, both of Fredericksburg; seven step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death in addition to her husband, were two sisters, Esther, Mrs. J. F. Oehler and Julia Schmidt and a step-great-grandchild, Myriah Gomez. Memorials may be made to Texas Lutheran University or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers were Dwayne Beyer, Michael Gold, Larry Pressler, Gerald Schmidt, Glen Treibs and Max Beckmann. Beckmann Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; November 25, 1998; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Gomez, Myriah Hope: Mrs. Gabriel E. Gomez, 20, nee Myriah Hope Lopez, died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Houston on Tuesday, March 11, 1997.
Funeral services were held in the New Hope Lutheran Church in Missouri City, on Wednesday, March 12, with the Rev. Liz Stin officiating. Graveside services and interment were in Der Stadt Friedhof on Thursday, March 13, with the Rev. Charles Mohr officiating. Schaetter Funeral Home of Fredericksburg was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Gomez was born on Jan. 23, 1977 in Houston, the daughter of Vincent L. Lopez and Jeanette Gold Lopez. She married Gabriel E. Gomez in Houston on Aug. 19, 1995. She worked for Grasso Production Management in Houston, and was a 1995 graduate of Dulles High School in Houston. She is survived by her husband; mother, Jeanette M. Gold Lopez of Houston; father, Vincent L. Lopez of Dallas; grandparents, Vernon and Kay Gold of Willow City and Vincent and Ruth Lopez of Utah; her great-grandmother, Viola Gold of Fredericksburg; her half-sister, Karlyn J. M. Cotlow of Houston and half-brothers, Jim Lopez, Cody Lopez and Gardy Lopez, all of Rowlett. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Joyce Hollmig Sudduth. Pallbearers in Houston were Peter Shellhardt, Johnny Lava, Nils Freeman, Greg Pena, Drew and Nolin Stehling. Pallbearers in Fredericksburg were Larry Pressler, Shawn Inman, Brandon Gold, Greg Pena and Johnny Lara. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; March 19, 1997; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Gonzalez, Refugia: Mrs. Ramiro C. Gonzalez Sr., 77, nee Refugia Vasquez of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, May 7, 2011.
A funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the organist and Letty Riley, the vocalist. Interment followed at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Gonzalez was born Dec 7, 1933, in Lagarto, the daughter of Desidoro Vasquez and Rosario Salsedo Vasquez. She married Ramiro Gonzalez Sr. on April 12, 1950, in Sinton, San Patricio County and he survives. Mrs. Gonzalez retired from the Kerrville State Hospital. At St. Mary's and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes, she was a Eucharistic minister as well as a member of ACTS team. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Gonzalez is survived by five daughters, three sons and spouses, including Rosie and Ronnie Huhlmann, Erma and Eucevio Guerra and Mary and Joe Portillo, all of Fredericksburg; Ramiro and Linda Gonzalez Jr. and Anna and James Wilson, all of Kerrville; Eddie Gonzalez and Jesse and Juanita Gonzalez, all of Marble Falls, and Amparo and Jose Garcia of Helotes. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Desidoro Vasquez of Idaho, and four sisters, including Martha Rendon of California; Eva Loredo of New Mexico; Alicia Rangel of Texas, and Rosa Camacho of New Mexico. Mrs. Gonzalez was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Ruben Oscar Gonzalez, and one granddaughter, Julianna Elise Huhlmann. Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, the Leukemia Society or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Charles Garcia, Josh Wilson, P J Rojas, Juan Ortega, Chris Chavarria, Adrain Kuhlmann, Arron Kuhlmann, Mike Gonzalez, Adam Gonzalez and Joseph Gonzalez. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, May 11, 2011; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Goode, Florine V.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 21 December 2011
Florine V. Goode, 84, nee Kuhlmann, of San Antonio, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. at Mission Park South Funeral Chapel in San Antonio with interment following at Mission Burial Park South. Visitation was held Wednesday evening, Dec. 7, at the funeral chapel. Mrs. Goode was born May 29, 1927, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Hilmar Kuhlmann and Rosalia Scharnhorst Kuhlmann. She married Harry E. Goode who preceded her in death. Until her retirement, Mrs. Goode was employed by Rogers Middle School. She also worked for Highland Hills Baptist Day Care Center. She is survived by four sons and spouses, including Harry R. and Blanche Goode of Divine, and Douglas Goode, Larry and Terri Goode and Jodie and Sandra Goode, all of San Antonio; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, including Myrtle Eckert and Paula Weber, both of Fredericksburg, and Emily Harrell of San Antonio. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Goode was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald Goode and Allen Goode.
Gordon, Ruth: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 3 Jul 2002
Ruth Bruce Gordon, 90, of Fredericksburg died Friday, June 28, 2002, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. Graveside services and interment were held in the Lorena Cemetery in Lorena, on Monday, July 1, with the Rev. Mike Patterson officiating. Mrs. Gordon was born on Oct. 20, 1911 in McLennan County, the daughter of Charles Bruce and Vera Bartlett Bruce. She was a retired insurance company secretary. Her survivors include a son, James B. Bruner of Fredericksburg, and a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Max Beberniss of Lubbock, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lucile Lawson. Schaetter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gottlieb, Bedford John: Bedford John Gottlieb, 76, of Johnson City, died on Thursday, Jan. 18, 1996 in Blanco.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 20, in Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonewall with the Rev. Don Holmstrom officiating. Hazel Hanson was the organist for the services, Rev. Holmstrom and Rachel Larson sang a duet and Deborah Ottmers was the soloist. Burial was in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Stonewall where military honors were accorded by the Frantzen-Ahrens Post VFW. Prior to the services his body lay in state in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home. He was born on June 19, 1919, in East St. Louis, IL, the son of Max Gottlieb and Lottie Schilder Gottlieb. He married Mary Hudson in Fort Worth on Feb. 5, 1945 and she survives, living in Johnson City. Gottlieb served in the U.S.. Army from August 1938 until August 1948. He was a retired assistant manager of an auto parts store. He is survived by a daughter and her husband, Sue and Ed Ferguson of Stonewall and three grandchildren. A son, John Bedford Gottlieb Sr., who died on Jan. 1, 1994, preceded him in death. Pallbearers were Arnold Foster, Alcie Lee Jones, Berry Benedict, Clifton Maenius, George Maenius and M. D. Jajefski. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 24 Jan 1996; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Gottlieb, John Bedford: John Bedford Gottlieb, 45, of Spring, died on Saturday, Jan. 1, 1994, of injuries received in an automobile accident in Houston.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan 4, in Trinity Lutheran Church at Stonewall with the Rev. Paul Krupicks officiating. Hazel Hanson was the organist for the services. Interment was in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Gottlieb was born on Aug. 30, 1948, in Centerville, TX, the son of Bedford John Gottlieb and Mary Hudson Gottlieb, who now live in Johnson City. Gottlieb was home building contractor. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son and daughter: John Bedford Gottlieb, Jr., and Valerie Renee Gottlieb, both of Houston; and a sister and her husband, Sue and Ed Ferguson of Stonewall. Pallbearers were Gary Mendel, Arnold Foster, Al Jones, Bobby Marek, Luther Lyde and Roger Ray. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 12 Jan 1994; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Gound, Marilyn J.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 8 December 2012
Marilyn J. Gound, 85, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at her home in Fredericksburg following a short but courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service was held at Zion Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. with a light reception in the Fellowship Hall following. Born in Torrington, Wyoming on June 7, 1927, Marilyn spent only a few years with her birth mother before being adopted by Robert and Merle Barr of Muscatine, Iowa. She had one brother, Robert N. Barr, and he preceded her in death. Marilyn was active in the Girl Scouts, was a cheerleader at Muscatine High School, and worked part time at the Heinz Pickle Factory in Muscatine where her father was employed and later at Better Homes and Gardens Magazine in Des Moines. She met her first husband, Richard O’Brien, in high school and they were married and had two children. Marilyn was an excellent seamstress and sewed her daughters’ clothes, prom dresses, and enjoyed needlework and crafts of all kinds. The family lived in several locations in Iowa before moving to Texas in 1969. Marilyn remarried in 1973 to Scottie Gound and the couple eventually settled in Canyon Lake, Texas. She was active in the area Pilot Club and became a volunteer librarian at the Tye Preston Memorial Library in Sattler. She was a certified graphoanalyst (handwriting expert) and she also enjoyed participating in theater productions held by her Pilot Club associates. Her final years were spent in Ingram, and finally in Fredericksburg where she enjoyed sitting on her back porch watching the birds and wildlife visit her backyard. She was gracious and hospitable until the very end, and those who knew her instantly liked her sweet personality. Marilyn is survived by two daughters, Kerry Fisher and her husband, Herb, of Fredericksburg, and Peggy Ann Van Meter and her husband, Gene, of Ingram, Texas; three grandchildren: John David Fisher of Fredericksburg, Timothy Fisher of Corpus Christi and Ashlan Elizabeth Snyder of Dallas; one great-grandchild, Kailey Layne Fisher of Fredericksburg, and her sister-in-law Sylvia Barr of Liberty, Iowa. Her parents and brother, Bob, and spouse, Scottie, preceded her in death.
Grace, James D.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 21 December 2011
James D. Grace, 80, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m. in the chapel at Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Casey Zesch officiating. Graveside services and interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio is planned at a later date. Visitation was held Sunday evening and Monday afternoon. Grace was born March 1, 1931, in Lusk, WY, the son of Alan Grace and Mary Kelleher Grace. He married Norma Jean Vincent on April 25, 1953, in Clawson, MI, and she survives. Prior to moving to Fredericksburg, Grace spent most of his career in various positions in law enforcement while living in Michigan. In addition to his wife, Grace is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Luann and Bryan Crawford of Denton; a son, Jim Grace of Fredericksburg, and two grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, LuAnn Hurlbut of Nebraska and Mary C. Williams of Missouri, and a brother, Alan Grace Jr. of Idaho. Along with his parents, Grace was preceded in death by five siblings, including Jack Grace, Gene Grace, Dale Grace, Rita Wolf and Frances Hunt.
Grauke, Sue Nell: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 3 January 2013
Sue Nell (Taylor) Grauke, 92, of Brenham, slipped away quietly in her sleep to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the morning of December 27, 2012. Visitation was held 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Brenham’s First Baptist Church. Funeral services were scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and was led by Rev. Troy Sikes. Sue Nell will be buried beside her husband, Olie Grauke, in Greenwood Cemetery, Fredericksburg Texas on Monday, December 31, 2012. Services were held at 10 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Fredericksburg Texas, and was led by Rev. George Watts. Sue Nell was born in Rusk, Texas on October 5, 1920, the sixth and youngest child born to Rev. John Sanford Taylor and his wife Sallie Merle (Turner). With the support and assistance of her oldest sister, Lou Reid of Alpine, she received a B.A. from Sul Ross State Teacher’s College, with a teaching certificate. She married Olie Grauke on December 26, 1941. After his service in the Army Air Corps, the couple established their first home in Austin, where they and their first 3 sons were nurtured by the University Baptist Church. Their fourth son was born in Houston where Olie began a career in public school business administration. They raised their family in Deer Park, in fellowship with the First Baptist Church. Sue Nell taught first grade in elementary schools in Houston, Pasadena, and College Station, Texas from 1956 until 1981. She made indelible impressions on the lives of her students with her love and discipline. She retired with Olie to Fredericksburg, where she supported him in the pursuit of his dream of establishing a peach orchard until his death in 1986. Sue Nell was a founding and faithful member of Faith Baptist Church of Fredericksburg until a debilitating injury necessitated her move to Brenham in 2007. Sue Nell (Taylor) Grauke was preceded in death by her mother and father, her sisters Lou Reid and Merle Ward, her brothers Ralph, John, and Fred Taylor, and her husband, Olie C. Grauke. She is survived by her sons: John Henry and wife Donna Grauke of Moscow, Idaho; Edwin Taylor Grauke of El Paso; L. J. and wife Wren Grauke of Brenham; and Chad Grauke of Bryan. Her grandchildren through John and Donna include Luke (wife Olivia), Isaac (wife Katie), and Jeremiah (wife Kelsey) Grauke all of Idaho. Grandchildren through Edwin and Joy include Amber (husband Chris Geyer) and Joshua (wife Jessica) Grauke of El Paso. Grandchildren through L. J. and Wren include Gabriel (wife Ashley) Grauke of California, Ole (wife Margaret) Grauke of North Carolina, and Kristina Nell (husband Sean Matherne) of College Station. Grandchildren through Chad and Debbie include Leda (husband Chris Owens) of Dallas, Jacob and Nathan Grauke of Bryan. Great-grandchildren are Lily, Jonathan, and Ryle Grauke (Luke and Olivia); Gus, Evie, Max and Ben Grauke (Isaac and Katie); Jayden Grauke (Josh and Jessica); Ilana Grauke (Ole and Margaret); Mikyla and Henley Owens (Leda and Chris). Sue Nell is also survived by her sister Merle’s sons Bill, Sanny, and Tommy Ward; by the descendants of her brother John (wife Katheryn) Taylor; by the descendants of her brother Ralph (wife Eunice) Taylor; by Olie’s last surviving brother Lee J. and a host of Grauke cousins; and by her extended family Jim, Sara, Noel, and Blake Eskew of Austin and the Ray and Mary Ann Walton family of Fredericksburg.
Grave, Eileen Joy: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 14 March 2012
Eileen Joy Grave was born on Jan. 19, 1952, in Sheldon, Iowa. She was the daughter of Emory and Henrietta (Kamies) Mohlenkamp. She lived her youth in Melvin, Iowa until she graduated from high school in 1970. Following graduation, she attended Sheldon Vocational School in the secretarial program. Eileen was united in marriage to James A. Grave of Sibley, Iowa on July 21, 1972, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley. They lived in Sibley where Eileen worked for Don Skiver, Title Company and as Deputy Clerk. Later, Eileen was appointed Clerk of Court for Osceola County, and eventually Lyon County as well. She loved her work. She was very active at Trinity Lutheran and in her community. She served as coordinator of the Old 18th, was a member of Friends of the Library, and P.E.O. She golfed on a women’s league and bowled for many years. She served on the church council several times and was currently on the call committee and the secretary of WELCA. Jim and Eileen spent a great deal of time fishing in bass tournaments. They traveled many miles fishing and spending time with their tournament friends. Together they did very well and Eileen received many accolades for her bass fishing. Most summer weekends, Jim and Eileen were fishing or enjoying their place at Okoboji. The only two things that outranked bass fishing were her granddaughters, Isabelle (10) and Ilsa (4). Eileen cherished the time with them most of all. Whether it be shopping or playing Husker Du, dance programs or watching cartoons, Eileen was quick to drop everything to spend time with them. Eileen loved to travel but loved it most when it was with her family. Eileen lived an exceptional life of high quality. For herself and for all those around her, she expected much and set a high bar. Through much hard work and discipline, she excelled and motivated those around her in excellence. At the same time she was a woman of great kindness and compassion. She touched many lives in deep and meaningful ways. Eileen passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was 60 years old. Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 39 years: Rev. Jim Grave of Sibley, IA; her son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Elizabeth Grave of Windom, MN; two granddaughters: Isabelle and Ilsa; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews; and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers-in-law and her two sisters, Norma Scheiber and Phyllis Sterler. Funeral services were held Friday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, IA, with the Reverends Jim Berka and Durwood (Woody) Clausen officiating. Lois Timmermann was the organist and special music was provided by Shelby Wollmuth and Alyssa Hibbing. Interment followed at Gilman Township Cemetery in Ashton, IA. Casket bearers included Dick Grave, Randy Johnson, Jeff Olthoff, Floyd Peterson, Brian Scheiber and Kenny Van Aalsburg. Honorary casket bearers were her P.E.O. Sisters.
Green, Charlotte Isobelle: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 7 November 2012
Green (3 July 1925-31 Oct 2012) was born in Waukegan, IL to Evelyn Rowley and Ottis Preston Russell. She married Elmer Frank Green and he survives. Burial is unknown. [Additional information is welcome]
Green, Wilburn James: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 4 January 2012
Wilburn James (Jim) Green, 85, of Willow City, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Beckmann Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy LeFan officiating. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery. Green was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Gerty, OK, the son of Henry James Green and Edna Vanaloun Green. He married June Philips on Feb. 12, 1956, in Lovington, NM, and she survives. Green’s family moved to West Texas when he was three years old. He went to work in the oil field when he was a teenager and eventually took a job with Union Oil Co. For 10 years, he worked for Tenneco Oil Co. in California and the Gulf of Mexico and spent the latter part of his career consulting for different oil companies. Green was a member of the Church of Christ, Petroleum Production Pioneers, Hern County Shrine Club and Silver Streakers Baseball Club. In addition to his wife, Green is survived by two sons and one daughter, including James M. Green and his wife, Wilma, of Houston; Jeffery L. Green of Hondo, and Yvonne Bowden of Willow City. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Evelyn Frasier of Andrews. Green was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Letha Green; one daughter, Donna Jo Loving; one brother, Lloyd Green, and three sisters, including Claudean Diggs, Joyce Simpson and June Mills.
Gregory, Irene: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 14 November 2012
Irene Schmidt Gregory, 92, of Llano, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Oxford Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Vandventer officiating. Visitation was held at the Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano on Monday, Nov. 12. Mrs. Gregory was born in Gillespie County on June 27, 1920, the daughter of Gertrude Knopp Schmidt and Ernst Schmidt. She married Willis Gregory on March 14, 1945, in Fredericksburg, and he preceded her in death in 1987. Mrs. Gregory worked at Charlie’s Store as a sales clerk for 40 years. She had been a resident of Llano since 1934, coming from Doss. She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church. Survivors include nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and five brothers.
Gremillion, Cornelius: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 7 November 2011
Cornelius (Neil) Gremillion, 94, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at TriStar Care Center. Cremation arrangements were handled by the Neptune Society. His cremains will be returned to Florida and scattered at sea. Gremillion was born Feb. 4, 1917, in Dallas, the son of Edward Gremillion and Mary Fortune Gremillion. He married Mary Virginia Knox on Dec. 16, 1939, in Galveston. She preceded him in death in 2000. From 1934-45, Gremillion served in the Merchant Marines and Coast Guard. At the end of World War II, he helped bring two mine sweepers back to the states. The Gremillions lived and worked in LaMarque and Galveston until 1972 when he retired to the Bahamas and Key Largo, FL. In 1992, they moved to Fredericksburg. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Laché and Johnnie Wolf of Fredericksburg and Sharon and Jimmy Fussell of Hye, and a son, Gary Gremillion of Galveston. He is also survived by four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, Gremillion was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine (Polly) McCollum.
Grimm, Clifford Benjamin: Clifford Benjamin Grimm, 85, of Blanco, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.
Private services are planned by the family. Interment of the cremains will take place at a later date at the Pine Hill Cemetery within the Quad City Community of Davenport, IA. Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. Grimm was born Feb. 10, 1926, in Davenport, Scott County, IA, the son of Benjamin M. Grimm and Emma Erps Grimm. He married Ann L. Hebert on April 15, 1982, in Lake Charles, LA, and she survives. He enlisted in the United States Navy on Jan. 27, 1944, in Des Moines, IA, and was discharged May 2, 1946, as a carpenter's mate 3/c. In addition to his wife, Grimm is survived by two daughters, including Charlene Molitor of Lyndon Station, WI, and Juliene Schmidt of Jefferson, WI, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his parents-in-law, Margie and Harley Herbert of Lake Charles, LA; one brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law: Tommie Hebert, Kay Authement, Peggy Larson and Darla Hebert, all of Lake Charles, LA. Memorials may be made to Lyndon Station Veterans Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 304, Lyndon Station, WI 53944. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, May 4, 2011; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Grohn, John Henry Jr.: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 22 February 2012
John Henry Grohn Jr., 91, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Don Higginbotham officiating. Interment followed Friday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Cemetery in Sour Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of Beckmann Funeral Home. Grohn was born Jan. 28, 1921, the son of John Henry Grohn Sr. and Letha McKee Grohn. He married Dorothy Moore on June 21, 1942, in Sour Lake and she survives. A 1938 graduate of Sour Lake High School, Grohn attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, graduating in 1943. After teaching school in Harlingen, Grohn worked in the Beaumont shipyard during the war years and finished his career in the oil and gas industry, retiring from Amoco Production Company. Grohn belonged to the Masonic Lodge for 60 years, serving as Worshipful Master of the Beeville Lodge No. 261, District Deputy Grand Master of District No. 38, and was awarded a Lifetime Class A Esoteric Certificate. In the York Rite Chapter and Council, he served as the Most Excellent High Priest, Thrice Illustrious Master, District Deputy Grand High Priest, and District Deputy Grand Master in the Blue Lodge and York Rite Esoteric work. He had lived in Fredericksburg for the past 11 years. In addition to his wife, Grohn is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, including Johna and Randy Clark of Fredericksburg and Carole and Al Barr of Spring; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. His parents preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg or the Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge. Pallbearers included Jessie Smith, Joel Smith, Shellie Perez, J.R. Perez, Justin Barr, Lauren Barr and Grant Perez.
Grona, Floyd William: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 12 September 2012
Floyd William Grona, 83, of Fort Worth, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 7, at 2:30 p.m. at Arborlawn United Methodist Church in Fort Worth with the Rev. Ben Disney officiating. Military honors were accorded afterward. Interment followed at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Mueller Harper, Funerals and Cremations, Fort Worth. Grona was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Gillespie County, the son of Otto Herman Grona and Estella Klein Grona and grew up in the Morris Ranch community. He married Peggy Jones on Nov. 21, 1962, and she survives. After graduating from Texas A&M University, Grona served two tours of duty with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, earning several awards and citations. Prior to retirement, he was employed with GMAC. In addition to his wife, Grona is survived by two daughters, one son and spouses, including Lark and Roger Reddin of Katy, and Carie and Todd Burnette and Brian and Allyson Grona, all of Fort Worth. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and a sister and brother-in-law, Isabell and Victor Meier of Fredericksburg. Grona was preceded in death by his parents, as well as five brothers, including Clinton Grona, Sidney Grona, Stanley Grona, Elbert Grona and Hayden Grona.
Grona, Hayden Otto: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 6 June 2012
Hayden Otto Grona, age 77, of San Antonio, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. He was born on Nov. 12, 1934 in the community of Morris Ranch, TX just south of Fredericksburg on the Pedernales River. Hayden was the son of Otto Herman and Estella Klein Grona. He graduated in 1953 from Fredericksburg High School and was later a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie class of 1957, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. After graduation, he went to work for the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, followed by Community Savings of Fredericksburg, and then Center Savings of Houston. In 1966, he helped establish Bexar Savings and Loan of San Antonio, serving as its President for 25 years. He was also a founding partner of Grona, Boles, Martin, and Bloxsom Insurance Agency. Hayden served on the Boards of the San Antonio Water System, Kirby State Bank, and the Texas A&M 12th Man Foundation. He was former President of the Local Ducks Unlimited Chapter and the San Antonio A&M Club. Hayden was also an active member of the Texas Deer Association. He married Vera Kunz in 1962 in Kerrville and enjoyed 49-plus years together. Hayden enjoyed hunting, fishing at the coast, cattle ranching, raising White-tailed deer, and attending Texas A&M football games. He also enjoyed the outdoors with his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Stanley, Elbert, Clinton and Sidney Grona. Hayden is survived by his wife, Vera Kunz Grona; three children, Nelson Grona and wife, Shannon; Jim Grona and wife, Shelly; Suzanne Grona White and husband, David; grandchildren: Hunter Grona, Lauren Grona, Allison Grona, Valerie Grona, Emily Grona, Carol Anne White and Hayden Elizabeth White; brother, Floyd Grona of Fort Worth; sister, Isabell Meier of Luckenbach and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m., at Porter Loring Mortuary North in San Antonio with interment following in Mission Burial Park North.
Grosenbacher, Milda M.: Milda M. Grosenbacher, 84, died on Thursday, June 8, in the Hill Country Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 11 at Aubrey Fife Funeral Chapels in Junction with burial in Copperas Cemetery in Kimble County. The Rev. Franklin Brehymer officiated. She was born Jan. 24, 1905 in Kimble County in the house where she resided all her life. She married Arnold Grosenbacher July 10, 1924 in Harper. they ranched until his death on Dec. 30, 1963. She continued the ranching operation until she entered Knopp Nursing Home in Fredericksburg three years ago. She was a member of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Assn., the Farm Bureau and Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ida (Julius) Hunger and Edna Lackey, both of Junction, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers were: Robert Fox, Bert Allison, Rufe Holland, Mote Trimble, Gene Simons, Gene Bode and Bob Shero. Honorary pallbearers were: Asa Murr and N. K. (Doc) Farmer. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; Wednesday, 21 June 1989; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Gross, Jack Lyle: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 11 July 2012
Gross (72) died 2 July 2012. He was born to Kenneth Lyle Gross and Arline Hale Holdren McConnell. He is survived by two daughters.
Mr. Paul Gross a well known traveling salesman, representing the wholesale hardware firm of Walter Tips, of Austin, died at his home in the Capitol City, at an early hour Tuesday morning from pneumonia, after a short illness. Mr. Gross made regular trips to Fredericksburg for several years and was very popular among our business men and had many friends throughout his trade territory. Upon learning of his death the hardware dealers of Fredericksburg sent a telegram to his firm authorizing them to place a suitable memoriam on the grave as a token of the high esteem in which Mr. Gross was held in this city. [Fredericksburg Standard; 19 Oct 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Grote, Alma Irene: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 17 April 2013
Mrs. Robert Walter Grote, 81, nee Alma Irene Brown of Fredericksburg, died Friday, April 12, 2013. Graveside services and interment were held Monday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. Mrs. Grote was born July 6, 1931, in Mangum, Okla., the daughter of Jerry M. Brown and Ida May Brown. She married Robert Walter Grote on Dec. 15, 1952, in Dallas. He preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, one son and spouses, including Angela and Dayton Land of Fredericksburg; Terri and David Nolen, Duncanville, and Robert and Deborah Grote Jr., Bandera. Survivors also include six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one sister, Katherine Screeton of Lewisville. Along with her husband and parents, Mrs. Grote was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Garner, and eight brothers and sisters. Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.
Grote, Eugenia Irene: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 8 August 2012
Eugenia Irene Grote, 85, nee Schmidt, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Reverends Vicky Troy and Jason Fry officiating. Interment followed at Der Stadt Friedhof. Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home where visitation was held Tuesday evening, Aug. 14. Mrs. Grote was born Dec. 27, 1926, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Eugene B. Schmidt and Selma Rech Schmidt. She married Carlos A. Grote on Sept. 13, 1945, in Fredericksburg. He preceded her in death. A Fredericksburg High School graduate, Mrs. Grote continued her education and earned a degree in homemaking. During World War II, she worked in a sewing factory, helping to make military uniforms. After marriage, she and her husband moved to their home on the Grote Ranch in Blanco County where they lived and ranched for almost 60 years. She was active at Edison Street Methodist Church and Fredericksburg United Methodist Church and in the youth ministry for many years. She was also a long-time member of the Willow City Volunteer Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary. Survivors include one son, one daughter and spouses, Charles and Debbey Grote of Dripping Springs and Patsy and Larry Hauptrief of Johnson City; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Mary Lou Schmidt, and a sister-in-law, Dorothy, Mrs. Rolan Schmidt, all of Fredericksburg. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Grote was preceded in death by two brothers, Rolan Schmidt and Allen Schmidt. Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, Willow City Volunteer Fire Department or to the charity of choice. Pallbearers included Roger Schmidt, Kerry Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Bobby Schmidt, Dorman Schmidt and Steven Schmidt. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Grote, Glenn Grote, Scott Grote and her nieces and nephews.
Guevara, Silvester Rubio: Silvester Rubio Guevara, 61, of San Antonio and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, June 5, 2011.
A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, June 9 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Antonio with interment following at Mission Burial Park South. Guevara was born June 2, 1950, in Fredericksburg, the son of Savas Guevara and Rebecca Rubio. Survivors include his wife, Rose Guevara; a daughter, Cynthia May Guevara; brothers: Savas Guevara Jr., Willie Guevara, Raul Guevara, Carl Straube and Bo Whitehead; and sisters, Pearl Guevara Cole and Cindy Whitehead. His parents preceded him in death. [Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 15 June 2011; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]
Guthrie, Margarete Alice Alma: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 17 April 2013
Margarete Alice Alma Guthrie, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in San Antonio. She was born on Aug. 6, 1925 in Stonewall, Texas to parents, Charles and Lydia Barsch. Margarete was preceded in death by her spouse, Herbert M. Willmann; sister, Alvina Barsch; sister, Augusta Hall; son, Rodney Willmann. She is survived by her children, Ida Willmann of San Antonio; Elaine Hitzfelder and husband, Gary, of San Antonio; Milton Willmann and wife, Kathy, of Spring Branch; Cynthia White and husband, Jim, of Midland; and Suzanne Willmann of San Antonio; grandchildren, Kelley Keener, Melissa Wilson, Glenn Hitzfelder, Jill Deeds, Jakob Willmann, Daniel Willmann, Walker Willmann, James Willmann, Travis Willmann, Megan Ledford, and Mallory Smith; great- grandchildren, Miles Wilson, Jack Keener, Alex Keener, Ryan Keener, Riley Keener, Noah Deeds, Madelyn Ledford, Harper Smith, Hayden Willmann, and Peyton Willmann; sister, Lina Kuhlmann of San Antonio; brother, Herbert Barsch of Somerset, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation was held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Porter Loring Mortuary North in San Antonio. A service was held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10 A.M. at Coker United Methodist Church in San Antonio. Interment followed in Mission Burial Park North.
Guttery, Betty: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 30 January 2013
Betty Guttery, 79, nee Day, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. A celebration of her life was held Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26, at Kessler’s Hall in Midland. Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home. Ms. Guttery was born Nov. 20, 1933, in Flora Vista, N.M., the daughter of Marion Day and Lillian Love Gatlin Day. Prior to retirement, she spent her career in real estate and retail sales. She designed and built several homes and had a 25-year career in the oil and gas business. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Hal and Teri Guttery of Dallas; a daughter, Roxanne Lavender of Fredericksburg, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Gwin, Leland: Fredericksburg Standard - Radio Post; 9 January 2013
Leland Gwin, 85, a resident of Fredericksburg, Texas, and formerly of Breckenridge, Texas, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, with his wife, Pat, and daughter-in-law, Laurie Ward, at his side. Being a simple man, Leland wanted to be cremated and buried in Breckenridge with his first love, Frances, where many dear friends will remember him. A celebration of his life will be in Breckenridge at a later date. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Lela Gwin; wife, Frances Gwin; son, David Lee Gwin, and daughter, Cindy Cavanaugh. Leland is survived by four grandchildren: Amanda Billington, Nicole Johnson and husband, Joe; Clint Gwin, and Rocky Gwin and Mitzi. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Kraig, Ozzie and Nicholas Billington, Anna and Zoie Johnson, and Faythe Gwin. Survivors also include step-children: Bruce and Laurie Ward, Curtis and Babs Ward, Brenda and Rob Colburn; step-grandchildren: Lindsay and Seth Solomon, Taylor and Casie Ward, Alex Ward, Whitney Ward, Shea, Quinn and Cale Colburn, and a step-great-grandchild, Paige Solomon. All will remember Leland as a wonderful example to whom we all looked up to. He was proud veteran of the USN Amphibious Forces in the Pacific. His many stories and “dry humorous West Texas sayings” made him the man we will always remember with love.
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