Obits

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31
Jul

Thomas Gayle Myers

Thomas Gayle Myers

July 21, 1931 — July 25, 2019

Thomas Gayle Myers, 88, of Liberty Hill, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2019.

Tommy was born on July 21, 1931 to Leslie and Ilyne (Reed) Myers in Liberty Hill. After graduating high school, Tommy joined the navy. When he returned home from the navy, Tommy began his life long career in insurance. After over 30 years in the insurance business, he retired from USF&G. He enjoyed the simple things in life – being with his family and friends, traveling, hunting, fishing and spending time with long time friend Eleanor Brown. Tommy is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by daughter, Pamela Ford; and granddaughter, Casey Marcuse and her husband Doug Edington of Liberty Hill; and Marcia Smith of Austin.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Kindred Hospice and Bertram Nursing and Rehab.

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

Wed
24
Jul

Steven Lee Goodmon

Steven Lee Goodmon

March 1, 1935 – July 23, 2019

Steven Lee Goodmon, age 84, passed away July 23, 2019 at his home in Burnet, Texas, following a diagnosis of metastasized esophageal cancer on July 5.

Steve was born in Arrowsmith, Illinois on March 1, 1935 to the late Marvin and Helen Glynn Goodmon. He lived in Weldon, Illinois and graduated from Deland-Weldon High School in 1953. He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign before joining the US Air Force, where he learned his profession of Air Traffic Control from which he retired in 1989. He was also involved in distributing, publishing and writing Christian books while living in Indianola, Iowa.

Wed
24
Jul

Darvis Andrew Deskins

Darvis Andrew Deskins

January 21, 1935 — July 2, 2019

Darvis Andrew Deskins was born January 21, 1935, in Caddo Mills, Texas, to Frank and Thelma Deskins. He was the youngest of five siblings, who preceded him in death.

Darv graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He worked for several companies that led to relocations from Texas to California, back to Texas, then to Michigan, and finally to retire in Meadowlakes, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Glenna, of 61 years; daughter and son-in-law, Allison and David Sava; son, Scott and wife Laura Deskins; four grandsons, Scott Deskins Jr. and wife Mary Catherine, Matthew, William, and Ben; many nieces and nephews; and his dog, Charlie, who was Darv's “best buddy.”

Wed
24
Jul

Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Duggan Reed McLain McDonald

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Duggan Reed McLain McDonald

October 4, 1932 — July 17, 2019

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Duggan Reed McLain McDonald, 86, passed peacefully on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

She is survived by her youngest sister, Charlene Benton, of Irving, Texas; children, Mike and Dottie Reed of Kingsland, Texas, and Sherry and Ronnie Priddy of Edmund, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Mike and Effie Reed of Lubbock, Texas, Katie Ramsey of Round Rock, Texas, Edgar and Corrie Reed of Abilene, Texas, Jennifer and Jeff Nichols of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Kyle and Linden Priddy of Edmund, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Gabby, Logan, Jacob, Ethan, Kylin, Jordan, Cade, Fallon and Lizze; as well as many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

Beth was a wonderful woman that was loved by many, will be greatly missed, and will always be cherished. Known by most as Granny Beth, she was a loving and amazing wife, mom, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

Wed
17
Jul

Melissa D. (Mo Mo) Jordan

Melissa D. (Mo Mo) Jordan 

August 28, 1955 — July 12, 2019

Wed
10
Jul

David "Mike" Michael Mills

David “Mike” Michael Mills

April 23, 1943 — July 5, 2019

David "Mike" Michael Mills, 76, passed away on July 5, 2019.

A Celebration of Life is planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home, 109 N. Main St Burnet, Texas.

Wed
10
Jul

Jan Dale Cowan

Jan Dale Cowan

July 5, 1936 — July 3, 2019

Jan Dale Cowan, beloved husband, father, grandfather, neighbor, and friend, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 3, 2019. He and his twin sister, Mary Gail Cowan Leming, were born on July 5, 1936 in Lampasas County, Texas to George Dee and Pauline Vardiman Cowan.

Jan grew up in and around the communities of Topsey, Evant, Killeen, Oakalla, and Briggs, Texas.

On June 4, 1966 he married Linda Esther Hopkins. Four children were born to this union: Clarissa “Lisa” Lynn Cowan Kepner, Janna Kaye Cowan Styles, Bradley Dale Cowan, and Christopher Lindale Cowan.

Wed
10
Jul

Clyde Mordica III

Clyde Mordica III

July 5, 1948 — June 3, 2019

Clyde Mordica III passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in Pleasanton, Texas at the age of 70. He was born July 5, 1948 in Fredericksburg, Texas to Clyde Earl Mordica Jr. and Louise (Leifeste).

Clyde was a resident of Pleasanton, Texas for one and a half years, since coming from Buchanan Dam and Austin, he was a member of the Cowboy Fellowship in Jourdanton, Texas, and was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

Clyde is preceded by his parents, Louise Leifeste Mordica and Clyde Earl Mordica Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Teri Wright Mordica; two sons, Clyde Mordica IV and wife Shelly Walker Mordica and Jeffrey Dean Mordica and wife Amanda Mints Mordica; four grandchildren, Clyde Mordica V, Cody Walker Mordica, Clayton Everett Mordica, and Ashtyn Grace Mordica.

Wed
10
Jul

Deward Lavaughn "Punk" Turner

Deward Lavaughn “Punk” Turner

June 9, 1928 — July 1, 2019

Deward Lavaughn “Punk” Turner passed away peacefully on July 1, 2019. D.L. was born on June 9, 1928, at Cow Creek in Travis County, Texas to James Lafayette “Dee” Turner and Ada Annie (Collier) Turner.

He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Jean (Turner) Ellis and her husband Lee of Grand Junction, Colorado; and two granddaughters, Kathryne Rose Ellis and Emma Lee Ellis, both of Grand Junction, Colorado. He is also survived by one sister, Alene Morris of Bertram, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

D.L. was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean (Holloway) Turner; his parents, Dee and Ada Turner; brothers, Dick Turner, Son Turner, and Gordon Turner; sisters, Lucille McAnally, Merle Chambers, Joyce Morris, and Minnie Jo Phelps.

Wed
10
Jul

Catherine Hope McCarty

Catherine Hope McCarty

January 11, 1922 — July 5, 2019

Catherine Hope McCarty, age 97, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, July 5, 2019. Hope maintained an apartment in Burnet where she enjoyed living independently with the caring support of her friends and family.

Hope was born on Jan. 11, 1922 to Leta Mae and Andrew Dorman Henderson in Kingsland, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, JoAnn Farris and Elaine Pfeifer. She is survived by daughter, Debbie Slangal and husband Charlie; son, Lee McCarty; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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