Obits

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02
Oct

Tomasa Bernal Castillo

Tomasa Bernal Castillo

November 16, 1921 — September 28, 2019

On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, Tomasa Bernal Castillo of Burnet, Texas passed away at the age of 97.

Tomasa was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Blanco, and moved to Burnet at a very young age, spending over 82 years as a resident of Burnet.

Tomasa was married to Charlie Castillo of Burnet and together they raised nine children: Adelia Rivera of Waco, Texas; Felipe Salazar; Benita Gutierrez of Marble Falls, Texas; Lydia Gonzalez of Waco, Texas; Jimmy Salazar of Austin, Texas; Angie Castillo of Burnet, Texas; Charlie Castillo, Jr. of Montgomery, Texas; Henry Castillo of Burnet, Texas and Daniel Castillo of Burnet.

Wed
02
Oct

Lester Royce Patterson

Lester Royce Patterson

April 30, 1934 — September 17, 2019

Lester Royce Patterson, 85, passed away on Sept. 17, 2019.

Mr. Patterson’s funeral was held on Friday, Sept. 20 at Bertram Church of Christ with interment following at Oatmeal Cemetery.

Lester was born on April 30, 1934 in Ackerly, Texas, to Melvina and Uzera Patterson. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Lester enlisted at a younger age than allowed and had to have his father sign approval for his enlistment. Upon his discharge from the Air Force he work for several years in the oil fields. Later he went to work for the State of Texas until his retirement after 33 years. Lester’s favorite activity was fishing and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He also loved building and built the home that he and Betty lived in up to his passing.

Wed
25
Sep

Thomas (Tommy) Edward Lynch Lowe

Thomas (Tommy) Edward Lynch Lowe

Thomas (Tommy) Edward Lynch Lowe, 30, of Burnet, TX passed away in Corpus Christi, TX

A memorial service was held on a beach in Maui, Hawaii.

Tommy was born June 19, 1989 in Monroe, Louisiana to Cindy Lowe and Thomas Lynch.

Tommy was a joyful and upbeat man. He was full of life. He was handsome, smart, and talented amongst all of his other wonderful qualities.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burnet, Texas, where he also served as a member of the choir. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Burnet Fire Department. He was a student at Central Texas College where he had earned a paralegal certification and he was working in his HVAC certification. He was an employee at Hoover True Value hardware store.

Wed
25
Sep

William Leroy Ellett

William Leroy Ellett

August 28, 1926 — September 21, 2019

William Leroy Ellett passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

Leroy was born Aug. 28, 1926 and was preceded in death by his wife Edna Mobolene Richards Ellett.

Leroy and Mobie were known to take in and care for many children over the course of their married life: daughters, Rene Mobley (husband Phil) of Dalhart, Hope Reyes of Killeen, Elizabeth Strmiska (husband James) of Chandler, Arizona, Amanda Parker (husband David) of Burnet; grandchildren, Veluska Reyes, Garrison Strmiska, Josiah, Kayla and Lesha Parker, Jered, Bret and PJ Mobley and many more. Leroy is also survived by his sister-in-law, Carol Richards Freeman; and brother-in-law, Billy Don Weaver of Marble Falls; and brother-in-law, Roger Crowder of Burnet. Plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wed
25
Sep

Bobby J. Shelton

Bobby J. Shelton

July 13, 1934 — September 18, 2019

Bobby J. Shelton, age 85, of Burnet, Texas, arrived in the eternal presence of the Lord on Sept. 18, 2019, at Autumn Leaves Georgetown, Texas. He was born to Boyd N. and Willie Bea Shelton in Millport Alabama on July 13, 1934. 

Viewing will be at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet Sunday, Sept. 22, 6 to 8 p.m., and funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at 10 a.m., First Baptist Church, Burnet, Texas with burial following at 3 p.m., Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. 

Bobby grew up in Columbus, Mississippi. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he retired after 22 years at the rank of Master Sergeant serving many stations stateside and in England and Spain. Post military he served many years in financial management. 

Wed
18
Sep

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.

Wed
18
Sep

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.

Wed
18
Sep

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.

Wed
18
Sep

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.

Wed
18
Sep

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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