Michael George Gardner, 24, of Burnet, Texas passed away Sunday April 16, 2017. He was born to Timothy and Annette (Fortier) Gardner on October 4, 1992 in Denver, Colorado.
Michael loved people, he was always quick to shake a hand, hug a neck, and engage in conversation with his upbeat personality and infectious smile, he never met a stranger. Michael enjoyed a good party and was very creative, he liked drawing, painting, swimming, skateboarding, playing his guitar, and spending time with his friends and family.
Myrtis Gerene Clawson, 95, passed away in Johnson City, TX. Myrtis was born October 14, 1921, in Levita, TX to Bunyan P. Powell and Fannie B. Powell (Newman). Myrtis was born at the Powell homeplace in Levita, TX where she grew up picking cotton and attending local schools. After graduating from the Ireland School with honors, she worked as a switchboard telephone operator in Hamilton, TX. She began dating Doyle, the only love of her life, and later boarded a train to marry him in Florida before he was shipped overseas to serve in World War II. After the War, Myrtis and Doyle raised four children and throughout she remained a homemaker helping Doyle as needed when he operated the Observation Point Cafe at Buchanan Dam, then Longhorn Cavern in Burnet, and later Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown.
Paula Green Bailey
January 19, 1920 — March 30, 2017
Paula Green Bailey, 97, passed away on Thursday, March 30.
Paula was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who was born on January 19, 1920 to Otto Kelm and Anna Limmer Kelm.
She was baptized on March 14, 1920 and confirmed on March 30, 1934 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Coleman.
Paula was a seamstress for many years and also worked for the Gulf State Telephone Company.
Then she completed nursing school and did what she enjoyed most, which was working and caring for patients and friends at Sheppard Hospital in Burnet for 12 years.
She married Vernon A. Green on September 21, 1941.
Two children were born to their union, a daughter, Karon Thiem and a son, Larry A. Green.
On October 2, 1992 she married William Robert Bailey.
Bob and Paula enjoyed their many years together attending the Senior Centers for dancing, dominoes and delicious meals.
Rachelle Anne Colbert Loftis Shaver June 19, 1961 — March 14, 2017 Rachelle Anne Colbert Loftis Shaver passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. She was born to Jim B. and Diana Colbert on June 19, 1961 in Harlingen, Texas. Rachelle truly enjoyed her time with family and her grandchildren. She always loved the beach and the mountains in Arkansas. She also loved to garden. Rachelle is preceded in death by her father, Jim Colbert, and second husband, Ken Shaver. Rachelle is survived by her mother, Diana Colbert; brother, Eric Colbert and wife Alice; sister, Rebecca Colbert; children, Spencer Loftis and Collene Loftis; grandchildren, Alaina, Dacey, Tanner, Athena and Krista; niece, Caitlin Colbert and Sarah Colbert; nephew, Dax Colbert; son-in-law, Andrew Brown; daughter-in-law, Amber Marshall; and first husband, James Loftis. She will be truly missed by all who loved her. Memorial for Rachelle will be held Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. at Edgar Jenkins Funeral Home, 109 N.
Neal Lynch d: March 27, 2017 Neal Lynch, 68, of Bertram, Texas, passed away on Monday, March 27. Neal was born in Lampasas and spent his entire life in the Texas Hill Country. He graduated from Pflugerville High School, where he is still known for his gifted talents on the football field. Upon graduation he was drafted into the United States Army, where he proudly served during the Vietnam War, earned the Bronze Star and played football. On September 7, 1977, he married the love of his life, Debra and together they raised three children. He was the owner of Utility Trailer Sales in Burnet. Neal was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Laverne Lynch and brother, Charles Lynch.