Obituaries

Wed
29
Jun

Monica Soto Saldivar

Wed
22
Jun

Steven Delane Boultinghouse

Wed
15
Jun

Betty Jo Turner Miller

Betty Jo Turner Miller of San Saba, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday June 10th at age 94 surrounded by her family in her home of 60 years. Betty Jo was born on November 25th, 1921 in the family home on China Creek Road to Joe Cunningham Turner and Gladys Norris Turner. She attended San Saba High School where she graduated in 1939. She went on to attend the University of Texas in Austin where she obtained a degree in elementary education in 1943 and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. On June 20th, 1943 she married the love of her life, Jack Burleson Miller. After Jack returned from the Pacific theater of WWII, the couple moved to Austin where he attended law school. They moved back to San Saba in 1949 and she taught elementary school until she left to devote herself to her family full time. Betty Jo served as a member of the Board of Directors  for the Lower Colorado River Authority from 1991 to 1997.

Wed
15
Jun

Margaret Ruth Franklin Watkins

Margaret Ruth Franklin Watkins left us to join her family and loved ones who went before her, on June 6, 2016. Ruth was born on April 11, 1926 in San Saba, Texas. She was the youngest of six children born to William Henry and Hattie Barkley Franklin. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Paul, Pauline, Cary, Sleet and Ella Mae. Ruth was a wonderful, caring and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Throughout her life she had great empathy for anyone in need and always acted to help when and where she could. Her oldest son, Sandy, remembers when he was young that it was always a surprise when he came home to see who would be sharing his bath as his mother would take in any child in need. She was always a fierce defender of her children and grandchildren when she felt anyone was being unfair to them. When her sister, Ella Mae Barker, died in 1967, Ruth acted as surrogate mother and grandmother for the Barker children and grandchildren.

Wed
15
Jun

Herbert "Herb" Tisdale

Herbert “Herb” Tisdale, age 69, of Brownwood went to be with the Lord Monday, June 13, 2016, at his residence. Memorial Services for Herb will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Curt Schneider officiating. Private interment will follow at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Herb was born on March 15, 1947, to Clarence and Lennie (Dalton) Tisdale in Ft. Worth. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1969, majoring in Horticulture. In 1972, he received his Masters from Tarleton. Herb attended Grace Lutheran Church. He loved restoring classic Mustangs, owning several. He enjoyed going to old car shows too. Herb spent 33 years with the love of his life, Janet.

Wed
08
Jun

James "Jimmy" Johnson

Wed
08
Jun

Clora Jean Sanderson

Clora Jean Sanderson, age 88, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully Saturday May 21, 2016 in Beaumont, Texas. Jean was born to William Michell and Imogene Robbins Sanderson of San Saba. Jean attended Pecan Grove (Live Oak) School in San Saba. At the age of ten she was baptized in the San Saba River by Pastor Cundiff and became a member of the Pecan Grove Baptist Church. She moved to Lampasas and attended Jackson Business College and Nixon Clay College in Austin. In 1955 she moved to Austin and made her home. Jean worked in the office of Dr. Maurice Jacobs from 1960-1974, the office of Dr. Gary Pamplin from 1974-2000. Jean suffered a stroke in 2000 but still lived independently and answered the phones for Dr. Pamplin until 2015. Jean opened her loving home and heart to numerous nieces and nephews through the years. She was a pillar of the community and considered her neighbors and friends to be family. She left behind a wonderful legacy of love and generosity.

Wed
01
Jun

Sharon Lea Singleton Whitehead Ambrose

Wed
01
Jun

Ida Lucille Draper

Wed
01
Jun

Novalene “Dinky” Reeves

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