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James Alvin Jowers

James Alvin Jowers

September 14, 1942 — September 13, 2019

James Alvin Jowers, age 76, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 13, 2019 in Liberty Hill, Texas.

James was born on Sept. 14, 1942 in Brady to Melvin Clinton “Pete” Jowers and Roxie Lee (Hitchcock) Jowers.

James is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Melvin and most recently, Wayne Jowers. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Chikako “Chiko” (Nishida); their children, son Melvin “Chris” Jowers and daughter Cathy Ann Jowers and her husband Allan Castillo; granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Duncan and her husband Jacob; great-grandchildren, Amaris Hope, Zaydin James and Caleb Alexander Duncan; sister, Christine DeSpain and her husband Johnny; and brother, Johnny Jowers; as well as numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends who will miss him deeply.

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Ethel Mae Beal Benedict

Ethel Mae Beal Benedict

May 10, 1940 — September 11, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, Ethel Mae Beal Benedict, 79, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away in her home in Burnet, Texas after a 10-year battle with cancer.

Ethel Mae was born on May 10, 1940, to William Warden Beal and Melvina (Vina) Barnett Beal in Bertram, Texas. She was raised in Austin, Texas and graduated from McCallum High School in 1958 as the highest ranking girl. Ethel Mae spent almost every weekend and summer in Bertram with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Barnett, and she attended Bertram Cumberland Presbyterian Church for almost her entire life. She attended the University of Texas for one year, and then worked for Braniff Airlines as a flight attendant from Dec. 1959 to Feb. 1961.

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Darrel Arliss "Hutch" Hudgins

Darrel Arliss “Hutch” Hudgins

January 30, 1954 — September 13, 2019

Darrel Arliss “Hutch” Hudgins was born on Jan. 30, 1954 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to Mary Lou Hudgins and Albert Arliss Hudgins. He grew up traveling the country and the world during his father’s military career going to Germany and the Philippines as well as many Air Force Bases in the states. His later childhood was spent growing up in Sherman, before moving to Austin where he graduated from Lanier High School.

He started his career painting computer equipment before starting his own collision repair shop in 1979. He successfully ran Hutch’s Body Shop for 40 years starting in Austin and moved to Cedar Park in 1989.

Hutch enjoyed spending his free time with his drag boat racing crew, tending to his farm animals and acreage, and getting all his family together for the family reunions. His wit and smile are unforgettable.

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Brett Leif Jabot

Brett Leif Jabot

June 10, 1985 — September 13, 2019

Brett Leif Jabot, age 34, of Bertram, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. He was born June 10, 1985, in Albany, Georgia to Alex Jabot and Terri (Beck) Jabot.

Brett spent most of his life in Liberty Hill where he attended school and graduated in 2003. During this time he played baseball, football, and played in the band.

After graduation he joined the Army National Guard and after Boot Camp served two tours in Iraq. Brett served 12 years in the Army National Guard and during that time received many awards and commendations.

After his discharge from the service he was employed by LCRA.

Brett is survived by his wife, Christine and step-son, Alister of Bertram; Brett’s children, Ryan and Tyler of Cedar Park; his brother, Brandon and his wife Jackie; and nephew, Finley of Georgetown. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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Peggy Tarren White

Peggy Tarren White
d. September 10, 2019
Peggy passed peacefully to be with her Lord on Sept. 10, 2019 at the age of 62 after a brief illness. She was in the special loving care of Christopher House in Austin, Texas.
Peggy was born and raised in Iowa where she received her Bachelors Degree in English and French and taught there for several years before moving to Sunrise Beach, Texas. She began her teaching in Texas in Hull-Diseta School District before teaching middle school for Burnet CISD from 1999 through 2009.
Peggy never married or had children but considered all her students “my kids.”
After retiring from teaching she worked at Camp Buckner and the Corner Store in Burnet where she was affectionately know as Peaches for her cheery “Hi Peaches” to all who entered.
No services are planned.

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Dorothy "Dot" Ellen Riley Creasey

Dorothy “Dot” Ellen Riley Creasey

May 7, 1945 – September 11, 2019

Dorothy Ellen Riley, affectionately known as MiMi, was born May 7, 1945, in New Braunfels, Texas, to Homan Windell Riley and Alva Lee Schooley Riley, the fourth of eight children. Dot attended schools in Burnet, Texas where she graduated in the Class of 1963. After high school, Dot attended Mary Hardin-Baylor College in Belton, Texas and The University of Texas at Austin.

Dot married Frank Daughtrey Creasey Sr. and they had one son, Frank Daughtrey Creasey Jr.

Dot was employed at the Burnet Central Appraisal District for 39 years, during which time she achieved her Registered Property Appraiser, RPA Certification. Oh, the experiences she had during those 39 years before her retirement! She learned how to outrun dogs when doing field work and drive through rough country. In earlier years she was a Tupperware dealer where she earned an automobile through her sales work.

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Ruth Evelyn Bristow

Ruth Evelyn Bristow

May 10, 1940 — August 31, 2019

Ruth Evelyn Bristow, 79, passed away Aug. 31, 2019. She was born May 10, 1940, in Missouri to Lloyd Rylie Rhea and Ruby Amanda Furlong Rhea.

Ruth spent her childhood and growing up in Egypt, Arkansas and graduated there in 1958. After high school she moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she worked as a secretary in a bank. Later she moved back to Arkansas where she worked and then met her future husband Ray. She always told the story she and Ray met while working in the field picking cotton.

In 1973 she and the family moved to Burnet. For many years people will remember her working at Bill’s Dollar Store. Ruth was a longtime member of the Northside Baptist Church in Burnet and loved to sing and play the guitar. She will be remembered for her dedication to her husband and family.

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Dorothy Edith Breitschopf

Dorothy Edith Breitschopf

Nov. 28, 1933 — August 30, 2019

Dorothy (Dot) Breitschopf celebrated life until she was 85 years old. She was born to Samuel and Ethel Lester. She was raised in Gonzales with a younger brother, Samuel Lester, Jr. and an older sister, Ann Robinson.

She graduated from Gonzales High School and married William Louis Breitschopf on May 4, 1952. Dorothy and Bill raised six children: Pam Horn, Susan Breitschopf, Joy Thumann, Jenny Bradshaw, Jana Rose, and John Utley.

She was a member of the Bertram Church of Christ, and Chaplain for the Burnet Women’s Prison. Her purpose in life was to serve God in her community and around the world.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her older sister.

She is survived by her six children; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

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Bertie Sue Blue

Bertie Sue Blue

November 11, 1940 — September 8, 2019

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Robin Teal Hinkle

Robin Teal Hinkle

August 2, 1952 — September 6, 2019

Robin Teal Hinkle, 67, of Burnet, passed away Sept. 6, 2019 with her family by her side.

Our mom was a fire cracker. Born on Aug. 2, 1952 in Alice, Texas to Tom Allen and Rae Nell Witter, she followed her own rules, made her own path and didn’t let anyone tell her what to do.

She grew up in Austin and attended school at Reagan High, when she met wild man, Terry Hinkle. They married on Sept. 23, 1969. Their short-lived relationship ended when mom decided education was important and returned to graduate. She then attended Angelo State University, went on to graduate from Howard College and started work as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, spending her days taking care of others and her nights taking care of us.

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