Obituaries

Wed
13
Jan

Denver Wood

Denver Wood, 85, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016, surrounded by his family at Abilene Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be  held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Graveside services will be held at Algerita Cemetery in San Saba County on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Denver was born in San Saba, Texas to Emory Ross and Charles Ovella (Harris) Wood on December 8, 1930.  After High School, Denver joined the Army during the Korean War and after returning home he worked at many things, such as a peanut farming, pecan orchards and 3M before he began ranching, which he did the rest of his life. He loved to deer hunt, rattlesnake hunt and loved to trap. He was a member of the Placid Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He loved his family. He is survived by four daughters, Pamela Ann Martin and husband, Lonnie, from Odessa, Tx, Cindy Sue Wood of Hall Valley, Tx., Donna K.

Wed
06
Jan

Joe Bob McDaniel

Joe Bob McDaniel, 83, of  Arlington, TX, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 1, 2016. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 6 at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held Tuesday, January 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Joe Bob was born November 7, 1932 in Brady, Texas to William and Roberta Mc- Daniel. He faithfully attended Grace Baptist Church and was a door greeter and usher. Joe Bob was a Mason and Shriner. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Eva Joycelyn Brown on November 7, 1954, in San Saba. In his early years he was a Superintendent at Bell Helicopter and retired in 1995 after 34 years. He loved gardening, fishing and spending time with his family.

Wed
06
Jan

James “Jim” Richard Hartley

James “Jim” Richard Hartley, age 72, of Brookesmith passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015, with loved ones by his side. Private Family Graveside Services for Jim will be held at a later date at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Jim and his identical twin brother were born on January 3, 1943, to James Robert and Juanita (Drinkard) Hartley in Crystal City, Texas. Jim married his soul mate, Sandra Ross Hartley, on August 10, 1962, in Treasure Island, California. They had three daughters, Valerie, Susan, and Leigh. Jim joined the United States Navy in 1960, he was stationed several places in the United States and all over Europe. He retired as a Senior Chief after 20 years. He was very proud and honored to be a veteran and serve his country. After the Navy, Jim became a Parole and Probation Officer in Las Vegas for 10 years and then retired.

Wed
06
Jan

Wanda Janice Taff

Janice Taff, age 80, of San Saba passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 2, 2016 in San Saba, Texas. Janice was born to Dor and Juanita Locker Johnson in San Saba, Texas on June 5, 1935. Janice graduated from San Saba High School on May 24, 1954 and married the love of her life Kenneth W. Taff. They were married for 33 years when Kenneth passed away. Janice lived most of her life in San Saba, where she and Kenneth owned Whites Home & Auto. They bought KJ’s Restaurant where Janice so loved spending time with her patrons. Janice’s special joys were spending time with her grandsons, Heath and Seth Lackey. She was there when they were both born and loved being their Grammy.

Wed
06
Jan

Evan Lee (Man) Twomey

Evan Lee (Man) Twomey, 85, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at his sister’s home in Little River Academy, Texas. Graveside services will be held Friday, January 8, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Terry Cemetery in San Saba, Texas. Welton Watson will be officiating. Services are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home of San Saba. Evan was born in San Saba, Texas to Bonnie Balton and Alberta Twomey on November 4, 1930. He lived in Texas, California and Idaho during his life. He was a painter by trade, but worked various jobs over the years; as a mud carrier for Masonry work, drove cement trucks, worked at Doran Funeral Home, drove potato trucks and worked in the potato warehouse. He worked on cars, painted cars, buildings and painted a Dome at the INEL nuclear site in Idaho. He married Johnnie in 1952, later divorced, then married Betty Shaffer in 1968, she preceded him in death in 2001. He helped raise her 7 children and his son Walt. He later married Mae Jones in 2004.

Wed
06
Jan

Williard Gage House

Williard Gage House, age 85, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015. He was born in San Saba, TX on Sunday, July 20, 1930, to Elmer Eugene and Ollie (Gage) House. "Sonny" as many called him, retired after working over 30 years with El Paso National Gas. He enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns play football. Sonny was very adamant in playing and recording country and gospel music. Williard was dedicated to God and his church, where he was a deacon and teacher for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Donna House of Kermit, TX; one son, Edward Michael House of Junction, TX; two brothers, E.M. House of Goldthwaite, TX and Jerry M. House of San Saba, TX; three grandchildren: Kelly, Michael and Justin; six great-grandchildren: Coltin, Austin, Gage, Allison, Treasure and Destinee; one great-great-grandchild, Adalynn.He was preceded in death by his three sisters: Willie Gene House, Geraldine Williams and Anita Crown, and his parents.

Wed
30
Dec

Maria Lopez

Maria Lopez, age 50, of San Saba passed away with her family by her side in Temple, Texas on Monday, December 21, 2015. Maria “Lupe” Lopez was born to Amado and Dominga Aguilar Hernandez on October 23, 1965 in Eagle Pass, Texas. Maria graduated High school and made her home in San Saba, Texas. Lupe was known to everyone for her passion in always helping others. She had a big heart and was always willing to be there for others as well as her family. Lupe helped with many different organizations here in San Saba. She was a talented interpreter and mediator for many. Lupe was always smiling and laughing. She will be dearly missed but is at peace now with the Angels. Maria “Lupe” Lopez leaves behind her children; Alexandria Lopez and Eric Lopez of San Saba; parents Amado & Dominga Hernandez of San Saba; one brother Amado and Yolanda Hernandez of San Saba; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of very special friends. Lupe was preceded in death by one daughter, Luz Maria Lopez.

Wed
30
Dec

Naomi Barker

Naomi Barker, 83, of Kerrville passed away on December 28, 2015. She was born in Pontotoc, Texas to Ross and Mary Perry on August 14, 1932 and grew up in Cherokee, Texas. She graduated from Cherokee High School. She was proud of her family and was a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her extended family was also important to her. She spent many hours working on her family histories, visiting with her grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles and passing their stories on. Naomi was a long time member of the Kerrville First United Methodist Church and involved in many activities with the church and her friends.

Wed
30
Dec

Carol Jean Hubbert

Carol Jean Hubbert, 65, of San Saba, passed away on December 26, 2015 at Seton Medical Center in Austin. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at San Saba City Cemetery with Brother Sam Crosby officiating. Carol was born to Murray and Lois (Burton) Hubbert on April 18, 1950 in San Saba, Texas. After High School she went to Beauty School and was a hairdresser for many years. She loved music and was a drummer in a band. She loved her friends dearly. She is survived by a nephew, Jason Hubbert of Tulsa, Oklahoma and numerous cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Roy Hubbert. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Never Surrender Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 995, San Saba, Texas. Please view Carol’s online memorial at heritagefuneraltx.com

Wed
23
Dec

Manuela Ortegon Zepeda

Manuela Ortegon Zepeda of San Saba passed away at home on December 13, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born on December 25, 1939 in Charlotte, Texas to Issac Ortegon and Julia Vigil. Manuela married Primitivo Zepeda and was a loving wife and enjoyed raising her children, grandchildren. She was the caretaker of many because she babysat lots of children while raising her own family. The things she enjoyed most were her flowers, music, dancing, and sewing. She was a true angel and will be dearly missed. Manuela is survived by sons, Primitivo Zepeda Jr., Feliciano Zepeda, Raul Zepeda, Oscar Zepeda, Daniel Zepeda and wife, Cynthia; daughters, Anita Zepeda, Sylvia and husband, Joseph Donath, Elsa and husband, Shawn Sartor; grandchildren, great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Primitivo Zepeda and a son, Manuel Zepeda. Private Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

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