Obits

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Jun

Ronald Maurice Balsam

Ronald Maurice Balsam

d. June 1, 2019

Ronald Maurice Balsam, 91, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Ron was born and raised in Houston, and retired to Shoreacres/La Porte, Texas. In 1999 he dealt with the loss of his wife of 50 years by joining the bereavement group she started, Samaritan Ministries, and later went on to lead his own group in the Texas Hill Country. Ron was a big friendly man, a devout Catholic, WWII veteran and avid fisherman, but his greatest joy was simply being surrounded by his family which is exactly where he was when God called him home.

He is preceded in death by wife, Betty Plitt Balsam; mother, Jeannette; father, Peter Maurice; brother, Neil; and daughter, Jeannette Christensen.

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05
Jun

Mildred (Mid or Millie) Ann Walters

Mildred (Mid or Millie) Ann Walters

March 12, 1938 — May 19, 2019

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05
Jun

Byron Lindsey Reno

Byron Lindsey Reno

d. June 3, 2019

Byron Lindsey Reno, 71, passed away on June 3, 2019.

A graveside service is planned for 11 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2019 at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 TX-195 Killeen, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home, (formerly Edgar Funeral Home) 109 N. Main St, Burnet, Texas.

Mr Reno is preceded in death by his mom; birth father; and brother-in-law.

Byron is survived by his wife, Jymie Reno of Buchanan Dam; two sons; two daughters; twelve grandchildren; and five brothers and sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in his honor to Hill Country Humane Society at hillcountryhumanesociety.org or Hunters for Heroes at texashuntersforheroes.org.

Arrangements under the care of Jenkins Funeral Home, Burnet, Texas.

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05
Jun

Betty Garner

Betty Garner

June 11, 1923 — May 27, 2019

Lt. Commander B.J. Garner was born on June 11, 1923 in Chatham, Illinois, and passed away on Memorial Day 2019. B.J. served her country in peace and wartime for 27 years. She is survived by the families of her nephews, Larry and John, and nieces Paula, Gail, Diane and Michelle; and her cousin Elaine. She will be missed by those who considered her as their extra grandmother.

A military service will be held in her honor on Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

Arrangements entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet, Texas. Condolences may be offered to clementswilcoxburnet.com.

Wed
05
Jun

Connie Lynn Oliver

Connie Lynn Oliver

May 4, 1960 — May 28, 2019

Connie Lynn Oliver, 59, of Burnet, went to be with her gracious heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. She was born in Burnet, Texas on May 4, 1960. She was a loving, caring mother, wife, and friend. She was a wonderful person with a very generous and giving heart. She was loved by all that knew her and she touched the lives of many. Connie will be truly missed by all of us.

She managed a Farmers Insurance Agency in Burnet, Texas for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, James V. and Annie F. Greeson; and husband, Scott J. Oliver. She is survived by her son, Cody Matthew Oliver; and numerous friends and family. Pallbearers are Cody Oliver, Kristopher Ulbricht, Ty Wynn, Dillon Hanks, John Dirba, and Jem Woods. Honorary Pallbearers are Richard Ulbricht, Charlie Slangal, Damon Hensel, Raul Reyesibarra, and Mick Wynn.

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29
May

Dorothy Bishop

Dorothy Bishop

September 12, 1931 — May 21, 2019

Wed
29
May

Jeff Davis "JD" Branch Jr.

Jeff Davis “JD” Branch Jr.

February 8, 1929 — May 24, 2019

Jeff Davis "JD" Branch Jr. was born Feb. 8, 1929 in Washington, Oklahoma. He passed from this life on May 24, 2019, having lived a full life. JD is survived by Betty Branch, his wife of 61 years. He is also survived by his daughter, Melody Graham of Bertram; a son, Jeff Branch and wife Rose from Abilene, Texas; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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22
May

Russell Earl Holmes

Russell Earl Holmes

July 26, 1944 — May 20, 2019

Russell Earl Holmes, a Vietnam veteran, passed away May 20, 2019 at the age of 74. He was born July 26, 1944 in Brownfield, Texas to Floyd “Buddy” Jackson and Verna L. Cargill, and was later adopted by CW “Rip” Holmes.

After being transferred from Andrews, Russell and Twanna, his wife of 41 years, fell in love with the Texas hill country and lived happily here for 45 years. He loved summers at the lake, fishing, swimming and hunting in the fall. He loved sitting on the porch watching deer with Twanna. Russell proudly gave 38 years to the local phone company before retiring in 2006.

Russell loved building and creating in his shop. A huge fan of Texas A&M sports, countless weekends were spent with his family watching football and passing around a bottle of Bird Dog Whiskey.

Wed
22
May

Peggy Joyce Holt

Peggy Joyce Holt

February 17, 1938 — May 21, 2019

Peggy Joyce Holt, age 81, passed away peacefully May 21, 2019. She was born Feb.17, 1938 in Austin, Texas to Geneva and William Schwartz. She married her longtime love, Kenneth Allen Holt, in Feb. of 1955. Ken and Peggy were married nearly 65 years and he was holding her hand as she was released to the angels in Heaven.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Kenneth Allen Holt; her brother, William Bland Schwartz and wife Paulette of Austin, Texas; and her sister, Jeannie Jackson and husband Larry of Fredericksburg, Texas.

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22
May

Patricia A. Gibb

Patricia A. Gibb

August 10, 1934 — May 13, 2019

Patricia A. Gibb passed away Monday, May 13, 2019. Patricia was born in Goshen, Indiana on August 10, 1934 to Ella May and Lawrence Wilson of Des Moines, Iowa, both deceased. Patricia married Richard Gibb, who passed away in 2008.

Patricia was a nurse for over 50 years, and a mother of seven: Bruce Yenzer and wife Mary, deceased, of Sheldon, Iowa; Sue (Ray) Crowe of Granite Shoals; Shelly (Bill) Buley of Burnet, Texas; Sandy (James) Grisham of Colo, Iowa; and Barry (Julie) Yenzer of Bridewater, Iowa. She is survived by her family, including 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by sons, Larry Yenzer and Randy Yenzer.

A memorial service for Patricia will be held on July 20 in Colo, Iowa.

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