Obits

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Mary Kay Eddings

Mary Kay Eddings died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. She was born in Austin, on Sept. 15, 1933, to Fred and Ruth Herring. She enjoyed a wonderful childhood, growing up on the Flying V Ranch near Lometa, Texas, and spoke frequently about her many adventures there. After graduating from North Texas College, she moved to Odessa to teach second grade at Ross Elementary. She married her life-long companion, Gene Eddings, on June 30, 1956. Her life was a full one, marked by hard work and many accomplishments. She taught school, raised three sons, and earned a master’s degree at UTPB and still made time to cook meals, pick up the towels that her boys left on the bathroom floor and make sure that her family had clean clothes and happy hearts every day. Mary Kay was a remarkable woman. She and Gene moved to Burnet, in 1981, where she continued her teaching career.

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Jan Darrell Parker

Jan Darrell Parker, 67, of Burnet died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the V.A. Hospital in Temple. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, officiated by Reverend Doug Lindley. He was born Feb. 24, 1947, in Cushing, Oklahoma, to Bernie Parker and Geraldine Schoessow Parker. He moved to Burnet in 1973 and was active in the community ever since. Parker was a member and former director of the Burnet County Fair and Rodeo Association, member, director and treasurer of the Burnet Chamber of Commerce and, for many years, was a volunteer coordinator for the Bluebonnet Festival. He served as a volunteer coordinator and fundraiser for the former Highland Lakes Medical Center, was a former chairman of the Burnet County Hospital Authority and more recently served on the board of the Highland Lakes Health Fund. Parker was a member of the Burnet Rotary Club, a Burnet Honor Citizen and a recipient of the Valley Masonic Lodge #175 A.F.

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Janie Solis

Janie “Juanita” Solis of Bertram, Texas, died on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. A memorial service will be held today, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Bertram. Solis was born March 8, 1941, in Williamson County to Simon and Rita Rojas Solis and they preceded her in death, in addition to two brothers, Manuel Solis and Joe Solis. Janie is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Javier and Norma Solis Mendoza of Bertram; sisters, Connie Escamilla of Comanche and Linda Myers of Temple; brothers, Lupe and Antonia Solis of Florence, Albert Solis Sr. of Bertram, Domingo and Virginia Solis of Utah, Jessie and Bertha Solis of Bertram, and Fred and Eva Solis of Round Rock, grandchildren Tyler Solis and Emilio Mendoza. Solis is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed attending church and was a member of the Bertram Church of Christ. She also enjoyed Bingo and playing softball.

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Oct

Eula Maxine Atkinson

Eula Maxine Brown Atkinson (Mackie) died on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Tyler, Texas, at the age of 93. A graveside service is planned for 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet, Texas. She was born on May 24, 1921, in Sugar City, Colorado, the daughter of Benjamin Stokes Brown and Eula Maxie Pearce. She lived in Sugar City, Colorado, San Antonio, Houston Northside, Houston Heights, Bellaire, Lake Buchanan near Burnet and in Tyler. Mackie graduated from Jeff Davis High School, Houston. She married Thomas Vincent Atkinson in 1939. They enjoyed about 58 years of happy marriage until his death in 1997. Atkinson spent her adult life as a homemaker, cook and seamstress. She loved to travel. Church community was important to her, and she was active in Bellaire Methodist Church and Burnet Methodist Church. After her husband retired in 1976, the couple moved to Central Texas and she surprised many friends and family members when she took up painting.

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Johnnie A. Masterson

Johnnie Adale Masterson, 66, of Bertram died on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. She was born on Jan. 21, 1948, in Charlotte, North Carolina, the daughter of John and Billie Massie. She worked as a customer service representative for Alaska Airlines for eight years before retiring. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by; her husband, Donald Masterson of Bertram, Texas; sisters and brothers-inlaw, Andrea and James Smith and Judy and Fidel Limas; a brother, Gerald Massie; children, John and Connie Masterson, Donald and Monica Masterson and Ronald and Chris Masterson, and, grandchildren, Taylor, Wesley, Rebecca and Jacob Masterson. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Joshua Tree Memorial Park in Joshua Tree, California, with the Rev. Doug Young with the Assembly of God Church officiating.

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Mary Lee Gonzales

Mary Lee Gonzales, 82, died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. A rosary was held Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Clements- Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. A funeral service will be held today, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, starting at 3 p.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Post Mountain Cemetery. Gonzales was born on Oct. 5, 1932, the daughter of Amos Britton and Venia Mae Wood Coward. She is survived by: her husband, Philip Gonzales Jr.; children, Ricky Gonzales, Gary Gonzales, Shari and Jon Tolar, Kenneth Gonzales, Karen Gonzales and Michelle Gonzales, and, grandchildren, Ronald and Christina Rodriguez, Samantha and Martin Molina, Francesand Fidencio Gonzalez, Lido King, Philip and Ricci Gonzales, Brian Bedford, Ryan Rodriguez, Chrisantha Gonzales, Alexis Gonzales. She is also survived by: great-grandchildren, Trey Rodriguez, Isaac Dorado, Kyla Gonzalez, Krystofer Gonzalez, T’ea Rodriguez and Philip Albert Gonzales, and, one brother, Willie Strackbein.

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Johnnie Clifton Smith

Johnnie Clifton Smith, 83, of Burnet, Texas, passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at  2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Doug Lindley officiating. Smith was born in the Scallorn Community of Mills, County, Texas, on Nov. 21, 1930, the son of Clarence Sidney “Dutch” Smith and Roena “Rena” Harris Smith. He graduated from Lometa High School in 1948 and then attended North Texas State University, where he graduated in 1951. He earned his master’s eegree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1960. Smith served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. During this time, he married Margaret Brown on Oct. 17, 1953. The Smiths came to Burnet in 1954 to teach school and coach. He served in many capacities. He coached, taught and, for the last 29 years of his career, was principal at Burnet Junior High. Smith refereed both football and basketball and was a member of SFOA and SBOA.

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Carolyn Sue Wells

Carolyn Sue Wells, 68, died on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. A funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at St. John’s Catholic Church in San Marcos. A rosary will be recited beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by a memorial mass at 10 a.m. A private burial will be held at a later date. Wells was born on Dec. 3, 1945, in New Braunfels, Texas, the daughter of Benno and Agnes Fey Henk. She grew up in San Marcos , where she graduated from San Marcos High School in 1964. Wells was proud to have spent most of her working career employed by Southwest Texas State University, beginning in the Department of Financial Aid and ending with her retirement in 2004 from Residence Life. During these years she continued her education at the university, graduating in 1988. Wells was known to be a “giver” in every sense of the word. When she saw a need, she gave whatever she had to offer, whether it was financial or the gift of her time, her family said.

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Oct

Cash Greene Clark

Cash Greene Clark, 9 months old, passed away on Oct. 10, 2014. He was born in Georgetown, Texas, the son of Johnny Dee Clark and Andrea Floyd Clark. He is survived by: his parents, Johnny and Andrea Clark, of Bertram, Texas; a sister, Cierra Walters; brothers Christian, Caleb, Colton and twin brother, Chance, Clark; grandfathers, Kenneth Clark and Jerry Floyd, and, a grandmother, Judy Floyd, all of Bertram, Texas. Cash was preceded in death by: his grandmother, Mildred Clark, and great-grandmother, Winnie Scales. Private services are being planned at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

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RB Scifres

RB Scifres, 86, died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Visitation with the family will be held tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 Highway 281 N in Marble Falls. A memorial service will be held at 1 p. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 2702 Morman Mill Road, Marble Falls, followed by burial at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet. Scifres was born in Quanah, Texas, on Aug. 7, 1928. In his early 20s, Scifres became an ordained minister and led his own Baptist Church in Cimmaron, New Mexico. He travelled extensively in his work as a sheet metal fabricator, spending time in Saudi Arabia, Brooklyn, New York and various other locations across the United States and Texas. Wherever the wind blew, he was there, until the day it blew him into the path of his future wife, Beverly, with whom (he conceded from their first dance) he wanted to spend the rest of his life.

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