Obituaries

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.

Wed
23
Dec

Martin E. Edmondson

Martin E. Edmondson, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born March 20, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas, a son of Henry David and Mable Susan (Wallace) Edmondson. He departed this life Thursday, December 03, 2015 in his home in Holiday Island, at the age of 71 years. Martin worked as the U.S.A. Olympic Shooting Coach. He was a two time Olympian in 1976 and 1980 and coached the U.S.A. Team in the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympics. He was a life member of the U.S.A. Shooting and the N.R.A. He  was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #612 in San Saba, Texas and an avid hunter and fisherman. Martin also proudly served his country in the United States Army (MSGT Retired) during the Vietnam War. On August 29, 2015, Martin was united in marriage with Rosemary (Miller) Edmondson who survives him of the home.

Wed
23
Dec

Ramonalene Reavis Hempel

Ramonalene Reavis Hempel, 80, passed from this life on Monday, December 21, 2015 in the presence of her daughters. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Graveside services to follow at Locker Cemetery, FM 500, San Saba, Texas at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Barry Fikes officiating. Ramonalene was born to Raymond (R.D.) Reavis and Arba (Solsbery) in Locker, Texas on May 30, 1935. Ramonalene graduated from San Saba High School in 1953. She met her husband of 39 years in Austin, Texas. Harold Christian Hempel married Ramonalene in Austin, Texas in 1954. Ramonalene worked at the State Capital for years for numerous State Representatives while Chris worked for the State as a Civil Engineer. Together they had two daughters, Michelle and D’Ann. They lived in Austin until 1976 when they moved to San Saba to raise their two girls.

Thu
17
Dec

John Ray Perry, Jr.

John Ray Perry, Jr., 50, of Buna, died Sunday, November 29, 2015. He was born on November 3, 1965, in Orange, to Mary Jane Ray Perry and John Perry, Sr. He worked as the Ranch Manager for Los Valles Ranch, Cherokee, Texas. John loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He was also a wonderful carpenter. However, none of that compared to spending time with his family; they meant the world to him. Survivors include his wife, Maria Perry of Cherokee; daughters, Jessica Lynn Perry and her fiancé, Tyler Coleman, of Port Allen, and Grace Perry of Cherokee; grandchild, MacKenzie Renee “Puddin” Coleman, Port Allen; stepson, Rolando Davis of Cherokee; parents, Mary and John Perry, Sr. of Goldthwaite; sister, Donna LaFosse and her husband, Boogie, of Buna; nephew, Josh LaFosse of Buna; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. A gathering of Mr. Perry’s family and friends was held from 5:00 p.m.

Thu
17
Dec

Henry C. Fitzgerald, Sr.

Henry Clay Fitzgerald, Sr. of Killeen, Texas, passed away Dec. 5, 2015, at his home in Killeen. A Memorial was held at Southside Church of Christ in Killeen by Terry Harrison and Keith Cormier. Henry was born to Curtis and Lura Sampson Fitzgerald Nov. 7, 1937 in San Saba, Texas. He married the love of his life Bertha Ruth Stevenson Aug. 24, 1956. They celebrated their 59 year Anniversary in August 2015. Bertha went to be with her Lord Oct. 22, 2015. Henry worked in construction, building bridges all his adult life. He loved working around his home and taking care of his family. He loved music--Gospel, Bluegrass, and Country--playing his guitar. Henry is survived by his three children, Naomi Green, Kay Connell, and Henry Clay, Jr., all of Killeen; siblings, Howard C. Fitzgerald, of La Porte, TX; Katie Jo Simmons, of Kennedale, TX, and Billie Fay Lusty, of San Saba, TX.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Thu
17
Dec

Elias Franco

Elias Franco, 72, of Richland Springs, passed away in his home on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Rosary was on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home San Saba. Mass was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Interment followed at Richland Springs Cemetery. Elias was born on July 16, 1943 in Los Rodriguez, Guanajuato, Mexico to Tanislado Franco and Atanacia Gutierrez. He married Remedios Ontiveros Romero in Mexico. Elias came to this country in the early 60’s to give his family a better life. Elias was a dedicated Ranch Hand for many, many years. Elias has loving memories of his children, grandchildren and all his family.

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