Johnny Sanders, born in Muleshoe, TX, on August 18, 1943. Went to be with the Lord in San Angelo, TX, on March 15, 2020 at the age of 76. Johnny serviced his country in the US Army from 1963 to 1965; after which he was a cowboy, meat cutter, police officer, and fireman. When he retired his favorite hobbies were singing karaoke and fishing. He is survived my his loving wife, Margie, of 43 years of the home. His loving daughter, Bobbie, husband Jimmy Martin of San Angelo. Brothers Tommy, Joe, Ronnie, & William Sanders. Sisters Susan Way & Jimmie Kay Peters. Grandchildren Britni Dozier & John Martin. And 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Utah Carl Sanders, mother, Bessie Marie Sanders, and two brothers, Jimmy & Jackie Sanders. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Grape Creek Baptist Church.
William Clayton "Billy" Walls, 50 passed away Wednesday February 19, 2020 at his residence. Billy was born August 13th, 1969 in McCamey, TX to Charlie Ray Walls and Patricia Gayle Campbell. Billy was a cowboy and truck driver by trade and spent many years and logged many miles doing what he loved. He is preceded in death by his parents Charlie Ray Walls and Patricia Gayle Campbell. Billy is survived by his wife and Love of His Life Pamela "Pam" Brazeal Walls, siblings Rhonda Gayle Stephenson and husband Rocky Richardson, Charline Raydale Friend and husband Joe, Wilson Ray Walls and wife Karen, Richard Joe Banks and wife April , children Christina Walls Garcia, William Traeton Walls, Andrew Minton Walls, Kai Novak, stepchildren Breanne Blair, Brayla Gesch, grandchildren Devlin Garcia, Kamlyn Garcia, step grandchildren Sarah Sertain and Keegan Fischer and many very special nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. There will be a celebration of Billy's life to be determined at a later date.
Margaret Coker stepped from this world into Heaven, Saturday February 15, 2020. Her family was beside her along with the Bronte Health & Rehab staff.
Margaret was born in Oklahoma and bless her heart she was proud of that, but moved to Friona, Texas where she graduated and married Paul in 1957.
Margaret was able to stay at home and take care of her kids when they were in school.
Margaret and Paul lived in several places. From Friona, Texas they moved to Phillipsburg, Kansas. From there they spent time in Dumas, Texas; Scott City, Kansas; Hereford, Texas; Dimmitt, Texas; Ruidoso, NM; and Muleshoe, Texas.
After Paul died in Amarillo, Texas, Margaret began working at Bealls, then after a time in Ruidoso, NM near son Mike, returned to Amarillo and worked at Randall County Feedyard.
Margaret found out she had lung cancer. She had surgery to remove it and remained cancer free. However, she was diagnosed with COPD and she spent the next years in the Cleburne/Mansfield are, where she was near daughter Stacey’s family and son Mark’s family. Each year the flare ups were harder to rebound from stays in the hospital.
In October 2019, Margaret moved to Bronte, Texas to live with daughter and son-in-law, Shayla & Ross. She was moved into Bronte Health & Rehab where she remained until taking her last breath.
Margaret always was “put together”, she took pride in looking nice and being active.
She was always involved in all events especially to cheer on and/or watch one of her grandkids!
Margaret loved to sing and attend church to fellowship and worship her Lord & Savior.
Family was the most important thing to Margaret. She loved whole heartily and wanted to spend time with family. She loved attending family reunions and activities involving her grandkids motor cross races, go kart racing, football, volleyball and Starbucks trips with grand daughters and of course shopping. She was able to keep up with family & friends via Facebook.
Predeceased by the love of her life, Paul in 1997.
Margaret is survived by her children; Mike Coker & wife Loretta of Ruidoso, NM; Shayla Armstrong & husband Ross of Bronte, TX; Mark Coker & wife Christy of Mansfield and Stacey Ibarra of Cleburne, TX; her three sisters Betty Smith, Darla Shelton and husband Jerry, Barbara Grimsley and fiance Brad; three brothers, Gaylon Rhodes and wife Shelby, Wayne Rhodes and wife Judy, Howard Rhodes and wife Belinda; brother Cleatus Rhodes (deceased).
Margaret was also survived by 10 grandchildren and many grand dogs; 16 great grandchildren.
There will be a Memorial Service held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Friona Cemetery in Friona, Texas, 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Bronte Health & Rehab 900 State St, Bronte, TX 76933
The family can’t express the gratitude they have for the staff that cared for mom at Bronte Health & Rehab along with Kindred Hospice staff.
Donna Howard Howell passed away January 18, 2020. She was born in Gorman, Texas on July 4, 1948 to Odell and Edith Howard. She loved to read and was devoted to her beloved animals Taz, China, Sassy and Frankie. She was known for her sense of humor and mischievous nature. She is survived by her daughter Jo Karen Hampton Schmidt of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Grandchildren Brittany Geideman and husband Ian of Olmsted, Ohio and Joshua Schmidt of Mason, Ohio. She had one great grandson Perscott Geideman. She is also survived by her sister Sonia Heidenheimer and husband Joe of Ballinger and brother Gary Howard and wife Donna of Rowena and nieces Hannah Heidenheimer, Lindsey Heidenheimer and Laura Dieringer.
Special friends that will miss her are Diane Burris, Lindsey Graham, Cenny Flores and Tilly Chandler as well as employees of Answer Angelo where she worked for many years. Thanks also to Barbara Hesse who enabled her to have a safe place to live.
Special thanks and gratitude to Dr. John Harvey for years of patience and expert care.
Life was never the same for Buddy Otto after his beloved wife, Bonnie, died in June 2018. There doesn’t seem to be a better word than “devoted” to describe their love, but there should be. They faced each of their many debilitating health challenges with love and support and lifted each other up with prayer and unwavering faith. When Bonnie could fight no more, Buddy was forced to go it alone. Now, they are reunited.
Oliver Harold “Buddy” Otto, Jr., died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at Shannon Hospital after a long battle with lung disease. He was born in San Angelo, TX, February 24, 1954, the son of Oliver H. “Mick” Otto and Sarah Yaggy Otto. After graduating from Central High School he moved to Austin, TX, to continue his education and then moved to Albuquerque, NM, where he met his future, Bonnie Weeks.
And their love story began. They were married in 1974 and moved to Christoval, TX, in the late 1980s. They loved God and their families and raised their voices in praise whenever possible with Bonnie’s sweet voice leading the vocals.
In addition to his parents and wife, Buddy was preceded in death by his brothers, Dr. Robert Michael Otto and Walter Donald Otto. Survivors include his sister, Sarah “Sally” Ray and her husband, Dr. Phil Ray, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins, all of whom were special to him. And they loved him very much.
Funeral service will be at The Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, Mount Carmel Hermitage of Christoval, Alpha-1 Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
Rebecca Carol (Martin) Hodges, 57, from San Angelo, went to be with the Lord on December 8, 2019 after a battle with renal disease. There will be no services at this time.
Rebecca was born September 7, 1962 in Longview, Texas to Walter Ray and Carolyn Rose Spain Martin. She graduated from Central High School in 1980 and worked in the healthcare field. She graduated with her Associates degree in 1996 and worked as a LVN at Shannon Medical Center and Riverside Nursing Home. She also worked at Zesch & Pickett Insurance.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her grandparents Weldon & Virginia Martin and FS & Janie Spain. Survivors include her parents Ray and Carolyn Martin, daughters Caitlin Hodges and Carly (Chad) Hoffpauir; grandchildren Dillon Hoffpauir, Avery Boatright, Kason Rutledge, Kylie Hoffpauir, Harper Hoffpauir and Cooper Hoffpauir; sister Jill (Randy) Fontenot; nephews Nathan (Kalie) Fontenot and Collin Fontenot.
The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for their care of Rebecca along with Dr. John Harvey, Dr. Chris Barnett, Dr. Amin Parhizgar and Dr. John Stevenson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
John Russell Cannon was born on November 7, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas to Frank and Mary Cannon. He passed away on November 4, 2019.
Services will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Belton Methodist Church.
Melissa Meza was born on March 31, 981 in Rota, Spain to Cynthia and James Ott. She is survived by her sisters Amy T. White, Sherrie Owens, Suzanne Bullock, and brother Doug Ott; Sons James Taylor Ott, Alejandro James (AJ), and Xavier Ray; Daughters Abigail Diane, Shianne Elizabeth, and Dixie Rae.
Will be doing a memorial for Missy at a later date to be announced to family and friends. Any questions can be directed to her sister Amy Tara White
Josephine Valdez, age 60, of San Angelo Texas lost her courageous battle to cancer on November 2, 2019. Josephine was born in Pleasanton, Texas on November 13, 1958. Throughout her childhood she lived in Winters, Texas and Ypsilanti, Michigan. At the age of 17 she moved from Michigan to Sonora, Texas where she married Merced Valdez Jr. and had 3 daughters. In 1993 her husband passed away and she became a widow. In 1998 she moved to San Angelo, Texas where she lived for 21 years. She loved living in San Angelo and enjoyed shopping and going to movies with her family and friends. She was always full of life and enjoyed making people smile. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Jovita Mancha. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Martinez & husband Lonnie Martinez; Monica Valdez, Marissa Parras & husband Alonso Parras; sister, Rosa Villarreal; sister, Lilly Trevino and husband Anastacio Trevino; sister Amelia Cortez; sister, Mary Pena; sister, Margie Segura and husband Felix Segura; sister, Eva Granado; and brother Edward Mancha Jr.; granddaughters Kaitlyn Martinez and Juliana Sandate; grandsons, Brandon Martinez, Matthew Martinez and Elijah Parras, Nikko Coria-Parras including numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many friends.
Shaffer Funeral home complied with Josephine’s wishes to be cremated and not to have a service. The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and love, at this time of loss. God bless each and every one of you. A very special thank you to Hospice of San Angelo and Visiting Angel’s home healthcare, Dr Cerna and Dr. Cheruku for all their support through this difficult time.
Stacey Colleen Miller Franke, 51, of San Angelo, Texas passed away September 30, 2019. Stacey was born October 14, 1967 in Hunstsville, Texas to Harold C. and Colleen H. Miller. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Darrel and Lovejoy Miller and Sidney Harlow and Aileen Holdredge.
Stacey is survived by husband, Bruce Franke; son, Dallas Josiah Franke; son, Taylor Harlow Franke; daughter, Sydney Colleen Franke; she is also survived by parents Harold and Colleen Miller; brother, Harold Scott Miller of Oklahoma.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice of San Angelo for all their love and support through this very difficult time. Donations can be made to Hospice of San Angelo or a charity of your choice.
A celebration of life will be held on October 19, 2019 at St. Luke United Methodist Church in San Angelo, Texas at 11:00 am.
Bennie “Moose” Thomason passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the age of 75. At his request there will be no services. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home/ Grape Creek.
Bennie was born on November 16, 1943 in San Angelo, Texas to Ellen and Bennie Willard. Bennie was a paint contractor in San Angelo for many years. In his spare time, you could find him out hunting and fishing with his friends.
Bennie is survived by his wife, Donna Thomason; his son, Kenny Thomason; granddaughter, Kami Ascol; grandson, Jered Thomason; great granddaughter, Lorali Ascol; his mother, Ellen Thomason; sisters, Desdie Smith of New York, Anna Knoop of Katy, Texas; Cindy Kerby of Big Spring, Texas and Jackie of Waco, Texas; brother in law, Mike McIlvain Gordon Roberts; sister in law, Lois Cornell & Barbara McIlvain all from San Angelo along with all the nieces and nephews-to many to count but he loved them all. Bennie is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends, his hunting and fishing buddy's Michael Box, Bryon McBurnie and Buster Kennedy.
My special thanks to my dear friend Darlene Norwood if it hadn't been for you I wouldn't have had 48 years of LOVE LIFE & LAUGHTER with Moose.
Linda Trevino Villarreal was born on April 9, 1943 in Welview, Texas to Jose and Tomasa Trevino. Linda passed away on July 20, 2019 in San Angelo, Texas.
Linda is survived by her loving husband, Felipe Villarreal; son, Nathan Villarreal and wife Shellie; son, David Villarreal and wife April; grandchildren, Anthony Villarreal and wife Marie, Sasha Nicole Villarreal, Alyssa Villarreal, David Jr. Villarreal, Randy Joe Villarreal, Kaleb Villarreal, Michael Bordner, Zachary Bordner, Phillip Bordner, Alexander Bordner; great grandchildren, Ariston R. Villarreal and another blessing on the way. John chapter 14 verse 1 - 3 do not let your hearts be trouble. You believe in God believe also in me my fathers house has many rooms if that were not so would have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
Memorial service will be held at 10:30 am, Thursday July 25, 2019 at Glen Meadows Baptist Church located at 6002 Knickerbocker Road.
Arthur L. Zachary, 48, of San Angelo, passed away peacefully after a long struggle with cancer, on Thursday, January 17, 2019. He was surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on May 21, 1970 in Danville, Illinois to Clyde and Mary Jane (Cunningham) Zachary. There are no services at this time. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
Art was married on March 1, 2018 to James Garza. Art was an avid dog lover and fostered when he could. Art also had a zeal for eating out. He was a thrifty buyer and could figure out how to use a coupon on a clearance item. He loved to garden and kept the wild birds fed.
Arthur is preceded in death by his father, Clyde A. Zachary.
Art is survived by his husband James Garza; his mother, Mary Jane Zachary; his brother Andy and wife Barb Zachary; his beloved cousin, Kathleen Black.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to a no- kill shelter of your choice.
Jacky Dean Nelson was born October 31, 1960 in Abilene Texas to Clinton Nelson and Claudette Gaye. Jacky passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. There are no services at this time. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
He is survived by his significant other, Lara Clepper; son, Jeremy Nelson; daughters, Shannon Clinton, Elizabeth Nelson and Valorie Nelson; siblings, Donna Lindholm, Jerry Dale, Susan Bowman and Michael Nelson.
Midgie Knight passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. She was born on August 24, 1922 in Haynesville, LA to William and Katie Simmons.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 26, 2019, at The United Methodist Church of Preston Hollow in Dallas, TX. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
She is survived by her sons, Mike and Pam Knight, Ron and Nancy Knight, and Mark Knight and Russ Rieger.
Roger Allen was born on August 21, 1943 in Amarillo, Texas to Woodrow and Hardith Allen. Roger passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. There are no services at this time. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
Mildred Wilson was born on June 13, 1938 in Pecos, Texas to Ernest and Mildred Cornils. Mildred passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019. There are no services at this time. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
She is survived by her daughter Danna Henington; granddaughter, Chandra Henington; and great grandson, Roczen Sanchez.
Roderick Mort was born on August 22, 1950 in Niagara Falls, New York to Roderick H. Mort and Eleanor (Hitchcock) Mort. He passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019. There are no services at this time. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
Roderick is survived by his son, Roderick F. Mort and Sherri Wagg; Sisters, Ann Mort Rorabaugh and Karen Hitchcock-Mort; his grandson, Roderick A. Mort.
Elwood was born on August 27, 1979 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Elwood Pilet II and Norma Hebert. He passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. There are no services at this time. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
He is survived by his mother, Norma Herbert; stepfather, Arbury Hebert; father, Elwood Pilet II; stepmother, Margaret PIlet; sisters, Jessica Pilet and Haley Pilet; brother, Zachary Pilet; his common law wife, Michelle Triay; sons, Terrance Keys and Brady Pilet; stepdaughters, Kayla Triay Hartley and Jillian Triay.
Zaron was born on October 23, 1981 in San Angelo, Texas to Zane White and Carla Kujawski. He passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
Charlotte Guajardo was born on August 29, 1942 in Corpus Christi, Texas to George Woolf and Irene Osteen. She passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2018. Services will be at a later date. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
David was born on October 18, 1936 in Atresia, New Mexico to Robert and Lela Teel. He passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018. Visitation will be all day, Friday, December 14, 2018 at First Baptist Church with family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Junction. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
Marlyn Roland was born on December 17, 1950 in Lafayette, Indiana to Charles and Patricia Widner. She passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
Con was born on January 30, 1950 in Abilene, Texas to Harold and Constance Hartman. He passed away on November 29, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Rio Concho Manor. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
He is survived by his son, Wade Hartman; and his daughter, Leslie Dowdy.
Merrill Edwin White was born December 3, 1931 in Logan, West Virginia. The oldest of 4 children Merrill grew up in rural West Virginia fostering an acute appreciation of the outdoors with an emphasis on astronomy, hiking, boating and nature. After graduating from Logan High School in 1948, Merrill immediately enlisted in the United States Air Force (USAF) stationed at Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, TX serving two tours as a radio operator until his honorable discharge in 1957. After a brief stent as a civilian Merrill re-entered the military this time fulfilling his passion for the sea by joining the United States Coast Guard where he served as a Radioman with distinction from 1961-65. Finally finishing his career after serving 3 tours back in the USAF as a Procurement Supervisor he retired from military life for good in 1970 as a SSgt (E5). Merrill traveled the world in the military from Hawaii to the Philippines to stateside duty stations in Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas to name a few. As a civilian he worked as a skilled factory laborer throughout the United States as his wandering soul carried him to may scenic destinations throughout America. A voracious reader of literature, an amateur radio operator, a budding astronomer and a dedicated outdoorsman Merrill led a complete life retiring back in San Angelo, Texas fairly close to where his military career all started in Fort Worth, TX. Merrill was proceeded in death by his father, Merle White; his Mother, Ruby Freeman-White; his sister, Aretta White-Phiropoules; his brother, James White; and his sister Vendetta White-Salvati. He is survived by his niece, Rebecca Salvati-Stephens; and nephew, Nicholas Salvati. Merrill's remains will be interned at Riverside National Veterans Cemetery in Riverside, CA.
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