Obits

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May

Kenneth (Gene) Woodyard

Kenneth (Gene) Woodyard

April 25, 1929 — May 10, 2019

Kenneth (Gene) Woodyard, resident of Bertram, Texas, went to his forever home May 10, 2019 at the age of 90. He was born April 25, 1929 in Enid, Oklahoma moving to Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1936. He graduated from Ponca City High School in 1947 and Rice University in 1951. At Rice he was very involved in the Rice band (The Mob) where he served as president his senior year.
After graduation, he spent time in the Grand Tetons before entering the Army on Jan. 2, 1952. He was discharged in Dec. 1953 after serving in the Army engineer corps during the Korean Conflict. He attended the University of Texas receiving his Masters in Geology in 1956. He married Margaret Orr of Bertram, Texas June 9, 1956 then began a 30-year career as a
Petroleum Geologist for Continental Oil Company. He retired in Houston, Texas in 1985.

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15
May

Danny Sosa

Danny Sosa

January 9, 1972 — May 10, 2019

Danny Sosa, age 47, passed away peacefully at home in Burnet on Friday, May 10, 2019, due to medical issues. Danny was born on Jan. 9, 1972, in Knox City, Texas to Joe Sosa and Nora (Figueroa) Sosa. Danny graduated from Knox City High School in 1990. He moved to Austin, Texas to work for Beal Door Company for many years.
Danny Sosa is survived by his father, Joe Sosa; brother, Tony Sosa; sister- in-law, Elizabeth Sosa; nephews, Marcus, Tony JR, and Eli Sosa; niece, Marissa Sosa; and great-nephew, Javi Castillo.

Danny was a well-known, sweet and nice man with a huge heart to all of his friends and family.

The visitation will be held Wednesday, May 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home with the Rosary following at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Burnet. Interment will follow at Post Mountain Cemetery.

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08
May

Joyce Ann Juhnke

Joyce Ann Juhnke

May 3, 1947 — March 8, 2019

Joyce Ann Juhnke was born to Leo and Nevalee Seegers on May 3, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri. She passed away at Seton Williamson County, Round Rock, Texas at the age of 71, on March 8, 2019 with her family surrounding her.

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08
May

Gary Lee Pierce

Gary Lee Pierce

September 23, 1955 — April 29, 2019

Gary Lee Pierce finished his fight with ALS on April 29, 2019 and is now home with the Lord.
He was born on Sept. 23, 1955 in Melbourne, Florida to Helen "Betty" Gardner Pierce and
Ansel "Rocky" Pierce. He loved to tell stories about his many adventures growing up traveling the world and getting into mischief with his brothers. As a young man, he followed his father’s example and joined the Air Force.

Upon leaving the Air Force, he moved to Euless, Texas where he met his wife, Vickie
Warden Pierce. The two were married for 38 years, and had two children. He was a devoted and loving Husband, Dad, Uncle, and "Poobah." His family most remembers his sense of humor, his tall tales, and the many lessons he taught about life and how to be handy.

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08
May

Curtis Alvin Chapman

Curtis Alvin Chapman

October 24, 1935 — May 2, 2019

Curtis Alvin Chapman, age 83, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his wife, daughter and granddaughter on May 2, 2019, in Llano, Texas.

He was born on Oct. 24, 1935, in Eden, Texas. At the age of 19, he became a United States Marine and proudly served for eight years before being honorably discharged in 1962. Curtis served as Texas State Field Captain in Archery in the 1960’s in Brownwood, Texas. Curtis and Vauda moved to Marble Falls in 1964 along with their three children. He worked for General Telephone & Electronics (GTE) for 35 years before he retired in 1994. Curtis also worked as a Reserve Deputy for the Burnet County Sheriff Department for more than seven years from 1986 to 1993.

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08
May

Andrew (Tootie) Moreno Escamilla Jr.

Andrew (Tootie) Moreno Escamilla Jr.

d. May 3, 2019

Andrew (Tootie) Moreno Escamilla Jr., 60, of Bertram, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, suddenly and unexpectedly. There is nothing that can explain the sudden loss of a Father, Papa, Brother and Friend. He was born in Bertram and lived in Bertram where he was employed by J Mar where he worked in concrete construction. He had previously worked for the City of Burnet.

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01
May

Sylvia Bigler

Sylvia Bigler

September 12, 1946 — April 26, 2019

It is with both joy for having known her, and sorrow for having to let her go, that the husband of Sylvia Bigler shares the news of her passing at RainBo Ranch on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Many knew her as a friend, an exceptional mentor and a travel resource extraordinaire. To Dick Bigler she was his beloved wife of 45 years and creative partner in their marriage who was game to travel the world with him in his extensive international job opportunities.

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01
May

Michael Allen Guess

Michael Allen Guess

September 9, 1959 — April 22, 2019

Michael Allen Guess, 59, of Burnet, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2019. Mike was born on Sept. 9, 1959, in the U.S. Naval Hospital at Beeville, Texas.

Being a navy brat, Mike and his family moved and traveled extensively while he was growing up. As the youngest and, at the time, shortest in the family, “Little Mike” had the lousiest seat in the car during family vacations. His stature did not remain that way for long, because he matured into a power of a man at six feet five inches.

He spent the majority of his younger years in San Diego, California. Mike is a 1977 graduate of Mission Bay High School in San Diego. After high school with some college under his belt, he worked various jobs in construction, steel distribution, and ship fitting. During this period, Mike met the love of his life, Patty Massey.

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May

Lee R. Pouncey

Lee R. Pouncey

August 14, 1927 — April 24, 2019

Lee R. Pouncey, age 91, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at his home in Burnet, Texas. Lee was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Ouachita Parrish Louisiana to George E. and Kate Weems Pouncey. After graduating from Downsville High School in Louisiana, Lee enlisted in the military. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after having served his country for over twenty years. He then began his second career with Texas Parks and Wildlife and worked over twenty years before retiring and moving to the Hill Country.

Services are set for 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Burnet, Texas with interment at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen at 2 p.m.

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Richard Dee Burrage

Richard Dee Burrage

July 29, 1932 — April 20, 2019

Richard Dee Burrage passed peacefully into eternity on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

He was surrounded by multiple family members and friends.

Born in Coleman Texas, to Aubrey (Red) Burrage and Dorothy M. Burrage on July 29, 1932.

He is proceeded in death by his mother and father; and grandson, Job Jeremie Williams.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Piper Burrage; and children, Dee Burrage and wife Vickie, Tim Burrage and wife Christy, Lori Ann Griffin and husband David, Michael Gibson, Donna Lou Williams and husband John, Terrance Ames and wife Sandra, Danny Ames, Alexia Difilicia, Sarah Burrage, Rachel Garcia and husband Darren; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

His greatest joy in life was his love of his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many foster children. Richard was a proud U.S. Navy veteran and always wore his Navy cap.

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