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 08/21/1943 ~01/08/2019
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.
Isaac Booth Pate, Ike to friends and family, was born on January 13, 1929, in Columbus, Mississippi to Marvin and Lena Pate. He graduated from Sweetwater High School and attended Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX on an athletic scholarship where he excelled as a Golden Glove boxer and track star.
Ike owned and operated Sportsman’s Lodge Marina on Oak Creek Lake from 1959 to 1982, when he retired and sold the business to his son. He loved the lake and always had a “fishing story” to share. He and wife Darlene continued to live on the lake after their retirement. He loved talking to people, sharing his funny stories, but the family and close friends knew better than to discuss religion or politics with Ike.
Ike married the love of his life, Darlene Drewery, on May 28, 1949 in Sweetwater, Texas. She preceded him in death after 62 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his parents, sisters Velma Morris and Ann Huebel; along with brothers James Pate who was killed in WWII, and Floyd Pate.
He is survived by son Randall Pate and wife Ann of Blackwell, TX; Deborah Mulanax and husband Leonard of Sweetwater, TX; Lynn Pate of Bronte, TX; five grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and one sister Ruth Pate of Port Arthur, TX.
Above all, Ike loved the Lord, and was a loving husband to his wife, a wonderful Dad to his children and grandchildren, and a great friend to many.
Ike passed from this life to the glories of Heaven on November 25, 2018, after a short illness. Graveside services will be held November 28, 2018, at Fort Chadbourne Cemetery.
Clara Sue Haas Pyle
August 06,1945 ~ November 14,2018
On November 14, 2018, Clara Sue Haas Pyle, our beloved Guma, left her pain and suffering in this world and passed into her loving Lord's arms surrounded by her family.
Clara Sue was born in Donna, Texas to George and Velma Haas on August 6, 1945. She was a graduate of Donna High School in 1963. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Angelo State University in 1992. She retired early at age 62 from Gossett, Harrison, Millican, and Stipanovic, P.C. Law Firm to care for her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George W. Haas, Sr. and Velma M. Gerber Haas; her siblings Joe E. Haas, Leila Haas Hoskinson, and George W. Haas, Jr.; great-grandchild Lovley Pyle; mother-in-love Dortha Zelena Pyle Bristol; sister-in-love Patsy Pyle McKaughan; and brothers-in-law: Myrlos Waters, Don McKaughan, Leslie Rhodes, and Alvin Hoskinson.
She is survived by her daughters and their spouses: Susan Pyle Pittman (Dan), Michelle Pyle Service (Scott), and Renee Pyle Spieker (Tres); her grandchildren: Dorothy Pittman Yrios (Randy), Brian Pittman Grimsley (Megan), Melissa Pittman Wood (Justin), Zachary Pyle (Whitney), Devin Blair, Meagan Pittman, and Seth Blair (Rebecca); Elizabeth Williams, Dalton and Colt Service; Austin Fitzgibbon and Justin Pyle; her great-grandchildren: Randi Yrios; Kylie and Lexie Wood; Oakley, Naraa, Huxley, and Connley Pyle; Addisyn Blair and Emerson Morgan; Aiden, Abigail, and Jameson Blair; honorary daughters: Amy Adams Wolslager and Pam Kirk; honorary granddaughters: Zoie Allen and Brittany McGuire; sisters-in-love: Judy Haas Day, June Pyle Waters, Jolene Pyle Rhodes, and Barbara Pyle Waters; and many special cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family sends special thanks to Dr. John Hunt, Rio Concho Manor and Terrace, Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation, Intrepid Home Health, and Kindred Hospice for their loving care.
There will be a private family memorial held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Clara requested donations to be made to her grandson, Zachary Pyle, at https://bbfimissions.com/bbfi-missionaries/ > Look Up By Missionary > Pyle, Z. to further his family's service to the Lord in Ulan Baatar, Mongolia.
Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
October 16th, 2018
.Macario Perales, 52, died on Sunday, October 7, 2018. He was born in Cochran County to Frank and Adelina Perales. Services are pending at this time. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation.
He is survived by his son, Macario Enrique Perales; sisters, Alicia Trinidad, Ana Belia Perales; brothers, Bobby Perales, Joe Ray Perales and Rudy Perales.
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