Obits

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Jan

Jimmie Dale "Pete" Bundrant

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Jimmie Dale "Pete" Bundrant

November 15, 1936 — January 24, 2020

Pete Bundrant passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 an at Austin hospital.

Pete was born on Nov. 15, 1936 in Spur, Texas to L.U. and Rosa Nell (Gilmore) Bundrant.

In 1943 the family moved to Pasadena, Texas so that his dad could work in the Todd Shipyard building ships used in World War II.

Wed
29
Jan

Kevin Warren Herring

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Kevin Warren Herring

April 25, 1971 — January 8, 2020

Kevin Warren Herring, 48 years old, of Briggs, Texas passed away in Temple, Texas on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.

Kevin was born in Lampasas, Texas on April 25, 1971 to his father, Kenneth Herring, and his mother, Shannon (Clark) Herring. Living his entire life on the “Briggs Prairie”, he was a 7th generation full time farmer/rancher extremely proud to carry on his family’s ranching legacy of over 100 years. Kevin graduated from Burnet High School and earned an Associate’s degree in Agriculture from Central Texas College.

Wed
29
Jan

Hazel Haynes Gatliff

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Hazel Haynes Gatliff

August 21, 1924 — January 24, 2020

Hazel Haynes Gatliff passed away peacefully on Jan. 24, 2020. She was 95 years old. Hazel was born in Round Mountain, Texas to Clifford and Alberta Haynes on Aug. 21, 1924. Hazel was the oldest of four children and was brought up like she was the oldest son. She could round up cattle, break horses, do plumbing, prepare taxes and change flats.

Wed
22
Jan

Martin (J.R.) Keller Smith Jr.

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Martin (J.R.) Keller Smith Jr.

April 21, 1986 — January 9, 2020

Martin (J.R.) Keller Smith Jr., 33, of Buna, Texas, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. J.R. was born to Marty Smith and Debbie Springer-Lyons on April 21, 1986 in Burnet, Texas. He graduated from Burnet High School.

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22
Jan

Eddy (Spoons) Laxson Sr.

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Eddy (Spoons) Laxson Sr.

June 8, 1955 — January 11, 2020

Eddy (Spoons) Laxson Sr., age 64, of Buchanan Dam, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

The memorial service and gathering will be held at the Cross and Spurs Cowboy Church in Buchanan Dam from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 followed by dinner. Pastor Johnny Sawyer of the Cowboy Church will be officiating.

Wed
22
Jan

Warren L. Knutsen

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Warren L. Knutsen

June 18, 1938 — January 7, 2020

Warren L. Knutsen, 81, passed away peacefully in his home in Burnet, Texas, on Jan. 7, 2020. Warren was born in Duluth, Minnesota on June 18, 1938, not coincidentally the same date the first-ever Superman story was published. At the age of five, Warren overheard a doctor telling his mother that asthma would take his life before he turned 50. The doctor had no idea how strong (or stubborn) Warren could be.

Wed
22
Jan

Mary Helen Cottrell

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Mary Helen Cottrell

February 1, 1943 — January 6, 2020

Mary Helen Cottrell, 76, of Burnet, passed away Jan. 6, 2020. Mary was born Feb. 1, 1943 in Houston, Texas to Frank and Mary Cendrowski. She attended the Assumption Catholic Church in Houston.

Mary was a homemaker for most of her life, but did work as a nurse and in home health. She worked at Thunderbird Lodge in Burnet for many years, until she moved to live with and care for her mother in Harwood, Texas.

Wed
22
Jan

Robert Gregory (Greg) Hosterman

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Jan

Nancy Elizabeth Dickens

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Nancy Elizabeth Dickens

May 28, 1931 — January 14, 2020

Nancy Elizabeth Dickens went to be with her Lord and Savior Jan. 14, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, James H. Dickens; and parents, Richard and Thelma Hooper. 

Nancy was born May 28, 1931 in Big Spring, Texas.  She was involved many activities as a young woman.  She was a debutant, Miss Big Spring and the band queen.  During WWII her father was moved to Kentucky where they lived, and she enjoyed her time and adventures living “abroad”.  With her parents she was lucky enough to travel across many neighboring states in search of geological conquests. In 1949 she met and married James H. Dickens and they settled in his hometown Burnet, Texas.  They too had many adventures, but none would be as great as their three young rambunctious kids and moving to the wilderness that was Lake Buchannan at that time.

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16
Jan

Bertha Nell Dickerson Dayton

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Bertha Nell Dickerson Dayton

June 7, 1933 — January 8, 2020

Bertha Nell Dickerson Dayton of Burnet passed away on Jan. 8, 2020, from complications due to a fall. She was born June 7, 1933 in Bertram, Texas to Carl and Diddie Dickerson where she grew up with her older brother, CW, and her younger sister, Martha. Bertha was well known to everyone in Bertram with many residents being related to her. She enjoyed socializing and hanging out with her many friends while she attended Bertram schools, and had kept up over the years with the remaining members of her graduating class.

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