Obituaries

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Dorothea Ruth Kress Wiegman

Dorothea Ruth Kress Wiegman

Dorothea Ruth Kress Wiegman, 84, transitioned from this world and into the arms of Christ on Monday, March 23, 2020 in Tyler, TX. She passed peacefully surrounded by her children.

Dorothea was born on March 2, 1936 to Margaret Becker Kress and John B. Kress in Columbus, IN. She was the fourth child in a boisterous, hard-working, and fun-loving family of eight children. Dorothea, or fondly known as “Dot” to some, grew up very close to her siblings. She was active in her community and church from a young age. Her Dad finished out their basement and put in a jukebox for all of the kids and their friends to enjoy. The Kress house was strict, but was also the gathering place for many.

Dorothea later married and had three children of her own: Julia Anne, William John and Hilaire Jeanette.

She lived in Indiana and California before moving to Texas when her kids were young.

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Diana Alice Salomon

Diana Alice Salomon

Diana Alice Salomon, 78, loving daughter, wife and mother, of San Saba, passed away on March 16, 2020 in San Saba. She was born on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines during WW2, while fleeing from enemy soldiers in the jungle, to Lillie and Procopy Moscal, on January the 13, 1942. She went to school in Los Angeles. Diana married Rudolf Salomon on the 25th of January, 1964 in the city of Los Angeles.

Once her children completed schooling, Diana worked as a salesclerk for Kmart for 15 years. She spent her life being a devoted wife and mother, creating a loving, warm and secure environment for her children and husband. All her children’s friends were always made to feel at home. Diana was “Mom” to everyone.

Diana is preceded in death by her mother, Lillie Moscal, her father, Procopy Moscal and her brothers Ray, Jack and Walter Moscal.

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Paula Sue Wilson

Paula Sue Wilson

Paula Sue Wilson, 66, of San Saba, Texas, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Scott and White, Marble Falls, Texas.

Paula was born in, Bexar County, Texas on August 29, 1953, to Richard Paul Wilson and Patsy 011een (Brown) Wilson.

Paula was a cheerleader in high school. She was an inspiration to her family, friends, and everyone else she met. Paula was a joy to be with and will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her father, Richard Wilson and wife, Betty, of San Saba, Texas; brother, Rick Wilson of Richland Springs, Texas; sister, Sheila Knibbe and husband, Mike, of Caldwell, Texas; Aunt Carol Sue Lackey and husband, Joe; and numerous cousins.

Visitation was held Monday, March 16, 2020. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 17th at First Baptist Church in San Saba, Texas with Sam Crosby officiating. Interment followed at China Creek Cemetery, Texas.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home of San Saba.

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William “Buck” Till

William “Buck” Till

William "Buck" Noble Till, 78, of Navasota, went home to be with his heavenly Father, Sunday evening, March 1, 2020, at the home of his daughter in Round Rock.

A gathering of family and friends took place from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 5th, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Plantersville. A vigil service followed at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Liturgy services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 6th, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Deacon Grant E. Holt presided. Graveside services and interment were 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7th, in Richland Springs Cemetery in Richland Springs, Texas. Arrangements were under the direction of Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers were Marla Gurka, Russell Bond, Todd Ubanoski, Fred Heer, Larry Schlottman, Sean Moran and Will Binford.

Buck was born Sunday, December 21, 1941 in San Saba, Texas to Alton Aubry and Willie May Whitley Till.

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Tayler Savannah Berkley “Vanna”

Tayler Savannah Berkley “Vanna”

Tayler Savannah Berkley “Vanna,” age 13, of San Saba, Texas, entered her heavenly home on February 21, 2020 in San Saba, Texas. Tayler was born in Llano, Texas to Billy Berkley and Lisa Greenwood Berkley on August 2, 2006.

Tayler was a student at San Saba Middle School. She loved to listen to music and sing with a karoke machine. Tayler was full of life and enjoyed spending time with her family and cousins. She loved to eat and her favorite food was Ramen Noodles and hot chips. She had a loving smile and her laugh will never be forgotten.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her parents: Billy Berkley and Lisa Greenwood Berkley, both of San Saba, Texas; two grandmothers: Shirley Berkley and Vickie Greenwood; two sisters: Lyric Crowder and Layla Edwards; one brother, Matthew Flores; aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; and a host of extended family.

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Thomas Edward Ragsdale

Thomas Edward Ragsdale

Thomas Edward Ragsdale, a lifelong beacon of light in San Saba, joined his Lord and Savior on March 3, 2020 at the age of 83. He deeply loved his family, friends, and everyone he met. Edward’s kindness, generosity, and dedication to the Lord drove every decision he made throughout his life.

On March 3, 1937, Eddie and Bertha Ragsdale welcomed Thomas Edward into their lives. Although Edward lived his whole life in San Saba, he was born in Brady, Texas, in the only hospital available for miles. Five years later, Edward’s baby sister, Bernita, joined their family.

At the ripe old age of 9, Edward began working at Jeff Byrd Grocery with his father, Eddie, who was the butcher. Edward was a shelf stocker, floor sweeper, and all around gopher. By the time all was said and done, he worked every job, learning what it took to run a store from the ground up; thus, beginning his lifelong journey in the grocery business.

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Alta Fern Freeman

Alta Fern Freeman

Alta Fern Freeman, 91, of San Antonio, passed peacefully in the early hours on March 3, 2020, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.

Alta Fern was born January 14, 1929, to Arthur and Valrea Low of San Saba, Texas. Fern graduated from San Saba High School, and married her first husband, Joe Edmondson of San Saba in 1947. With Joe, Fern had a daughter, Anita Fern, in 1948. They lived and farmed in the Pecan Grove community, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Joe preceded Fern in death in 1962.

Fern would later remarry Gordon Freeman, of Llano County, in 1978, and resided with Gordon in San Antonio. She was stepmother to Gordon’s two sons, Don Paul and Bart Freeman, both of Llano County. Gordon preceded Fern in death in May of 2015.

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Brenda Gay Land

Brenda Gay Land

Brenda Gay Land, age 74, of San Saba, Texas, earned her angel wings on March 2, 2020, in Scott and White in Temple, Texas. Brenda was born on September 19, 1945 in San Saba, Texas to William Alexander Maultsby and Sara Maude (Lindsey).

Brenda grew up in San Saba, Texas where she graduated from high school in 1963. She attended beauty school in Brownwood, Texas and spent most of her life working as a beauty operator. Early on in her career, Brenda co-owned Cinderella’s Beauty Shop with her mother, Sara.

She married Odean Land on April 23, 1977, and later went into business opening Land's Headquarters Barber Shop and Beauty Shop.

Brenda had deep faith in the Lord and enjoyed playing the piano for many years at Parkview Baptist Church and New Hope Presbyterian Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She loved her family fiercely.

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Ryan James Chrastina

Ryan James Chrastina

Ryan James Chrastina of San Saba, Texas passed away February, 20 2020, at the age of 35, after a long hard fought battle with cancer. Ryan was born December 8, 1984 in Austin, Texas to Curtis and Cindee (Kiss) Turner.

Ryan was truly a one of a kind human being. He moved to San Saba County in 2013 after taking a job with Greater Texas Stone where he worked as the Maintenance and Safety Manger. Ryan worked side by side with his brother, Dylan, and that is how it has been for most of their adult lives.

Although Ryan did not have any children of his own, he spent his days pouring his attention into his nieces and nephews, who he was very proud of. Ryan was a very charitable human being who was also very big on trying to help troubled teens get on the right track before adulthood.

Ryan is predeceased by his parents, grandparents, and his aunt who helped raise him.

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Peggy Joyce Henniger

Peggy Joyce Henniger

Peggy Joyce Henniger was surrounded by loved ones when she passed peacefully on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Pasadena, Texas. Peggy lived a full, rich life of 91 years. A true lady, she loved her family and friends. Her strong will, tough love, and true kindness touched many. She will be forever missed and never forgotten.

Peggy was born in Richland Springs, Texas on May 17, 1928 to Gertrude and Randolph “Buck” Hillin. The oldest of four, she was always the responsible one. Taking care of her family was always a priority. With her quick wit and feisty, yet quiet demeanor, she could set you straight in a minute or surprise you with a zinger you wouldn’t soon forget!

She married her soulmate and lifelong partner, Calvin, in April,1951. Together they embarked on many adventures spanning almost seven decades, traveling and raising a loving family.

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