Obituaries

Wed
19
Jul

Minerva Castanuela Perez

Minerva Castanuela Perez, age 74, of Bangs passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Funeral Services for Minerva will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Frances Njoku officiating; burial will follow at Bangs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Minerva was born on December 14, 1942, to Jesus and Josephina Castanuela in Melvin, Texas. Minerva married the love of her life, Rogelio Perez, on February 20, 1960 in Melvin. Minerva was affectionately known as “The Tamale Lady”; she made and sold tamales for over 40 years. She loved to cook, play Bingo, play cards with her sisters, and traveling, but most of all she loved her family.

Wed
19
Jul

Mary Frances Strittmatter

Mary Frances Strittmatter (nee Tschoepe) passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on July 11, 2017, in Cherokee, Texas at the age 86. She was born on January 23, 1931 in Orange Grove, Texas to Alphonse and Clara (Fey) Tschoepe. She married Clarence H. Strittmatter, at St. George Catholic Church, in Fort Worth, in 1948. Over the next 11 years, the couple welcomed eight children into their home and Mary Frances set about being a full-time homemaker. She loved to sing and dance with her children, a trait she continued to pass along to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Over time, she became an accomplished cosmetologist helping to provide for her family. Aside from being a resourceful woman of great courage and strength, she was a dedicated lady who loved music, reading, gardening and daily devotionals to her Lord and Savior.

Wed
12
Jul

Clemuel Parks Gober

Clemuel Parks Gober was born on September 28, 1927 in San Saba County to Emmett and Effie Gober, He passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Brownwood, Texas at a local nursing home. Services for Clem was 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at Rocky Creek Baptist Church with Rick Justice officiating under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early. Burial followed in the Rocky Creek Cemetery. Clemuel, better known as just plain Clem, attended elementary school at Holt, Texas. He received a High School diploma from Richland Springs High School after serving in the United States Navy during World War II. In the Navy, he was stationed in San Diego, California and Seattle, Washington where he studied aviation mechanics. Perhaps this led to his long career in mechanics in the automotive field. He was honorable discharged from the Navy in 1946 and returned to Texas working with his father in the family store and on the family farm, eventually moving to San Antonio to work for W. W.

Wed
12
Jul

Josie Hernandez Chavarria

Josie Chavarria, age 66, of San Saba, Texas passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in San Saba, Texas. Josie was born to Canuto A. Hernandez and Estela Garza on February 10, 1951 in Uvalde, Texas. Josie graduated High School and married Jose Luis Chavarria on October 16, 1971 in Fredericksburg, Texas. Josie worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide in San Saba for many years. She also worked at Subway and Lowes Supermarket. Josie loved to sing and spend time with her family. She was a caregiver to many and loved helping others. Her smiling face will always be a memory.

Wed
12
Jul

Douglas Parker Hayes

Douglas Parker Hayes, age 80, of San Saba, Texas went to be with the Lord peacefully on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in San Saba, Texas surrounded by his family. Doug was born to Aaron G. and Claribel (Parker) Hayes on February 16, 1937 in Alice, Texas. He lived in Hebbronville, Texas until graduating high school and continued his education at The University of Texas and The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. His banking career began at The National Bank of Commerce in San Antonio followed by several years on the Bank Examining Force for the U.S. Treasury Department. Next Doug joined the Alice National Bank as Cashier, where his father, mother and both sisters had all been employed at one time. Doug married the love of his life on June 18, 1966 in Mission, Texas. Doug and Sharon moved to Austin in 1967, where he was Executive Vice President at North Austin State Bank for 9 years.

Wed
05
Jul

Larry Dale Parks

Larry Dale Parks, age 59 San Saba, Texas passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Larry was born on August 17, 1957 to D.B “Cooter” and Frances (Stewart) Parks in San Saba, Texas. Larry graduated from San Saba High School and married Connie (Eden) Parks on September 24, 1977. Larry worked for San Saba New Holland as a parts manager and then relocated to Hoffpauir Outdoor Superstore in Goldthwaite, Texas. Larry enjoyed farming, ranching, and harvesting pecans. He was a Texas Rangers and Nascar fan. When he wasn’t working. Larry liked to go fishing and enjoyed spending time with his family. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his children: Laura Parks of San Saba, Texas, and Ryan Parks of San Saba, Texas; three grandchildren, Julia DeWitt, Dalia DeWitt, and Remington Parks: three sisters: Joyce Parks Sanderson of Lake Buchanan, Betty Parks Townsend of Burnet, Texas, Wanda Parks Wallace, and Dewey Hulme of Comstock, Texas: one brother, Donald B.

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05
Jul

Elodie Gonzales Steger

Elodie Gonzales Steger, 86, of Lubbock passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Elodie was born on December 27, 1930 in Lubbock, to the late Felix Gonzales, Sr. and Eileen (Dubourdieu) Gonzales. She married Max B. Steger in July of 1961, he preceded her in death on May 29, 2014. Elodie worked with her husband in their accounting firm, M&M Tax Service, prior to moving to San Saba, Texas in 1996. She returned to Lubbock in 2016. Elodie was a china painter, and active in the Eastern Star. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Elodie Simpson of Lubbock; two step-sons, Bryan Steger and his wife, Martha of Taos, NM, and Ben Steger and his wife, Nylene of Lubbock; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; brother, Felix Gonzales, Jr. and wife, Sue of Lubbock. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Wed
28
Jun

Grace Higginbotham Sanderson

Grace Higginbotham Sanderson, age 89, of San Saba, Texas passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 surrounded by her family in San Saba, Texas. Grace was born to Will Higginbotham and Ethel (Dumas) on February 8, 1928 in Lynn County, Texas. Grace married Mac Sanderson on February 2, 1946. They were blessed with three boys and she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Grace spent her time as the homemaker and was a great cook. She enjoyed just being a mom and grandma. The most memorable thing she would say is “Dinner is on the table.” Those left behind to cherish her memory are her three sons; Bucky and wife Virginia of San Saba, Texas, Donnie Sanderson of San Saba, Texas, and Randy Sanderson of Llano, Texas; two sisters and one brother; four grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, and three brothers. Graveside Services were held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Wed
28
Jun

Sally Armelta Wiley

Sally Armelta Wiley, 83, of San Saba, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Brownwood, Texas. Graveside services were held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Terry Cemetery in San Saba, Texas. Sally was born on February 4, 1934 in San Saba County and was the youngest daughter of John Allison and Lula Mae (Graham) Myers. She married Billy Wiley, Sr. and they were married over 60 years. She spent 20 years as a CNA helping people. She loved to garden, watch birds, quilt and in her later years riding to county cemeteries and on country roads. She loved Gospel Music. Sally was known as Meme to most of her family whom she loved dearly. She was a Baptist. She is survived by her husband: Billy Wiley, Sr.; one son: Billy Wiley, Jr.

Wed
28
Jun

Jo Anne Clark Hardy

Jo Anne (Clark) Hardy passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the age of 79, in San Saba, Texas surrounded by her family. Jo Anne was born January 22, 1938 in San Saba to Herbert B. Clark and Marie (Turbiville) Clark. She grew up in San Saba and attended San Saba High School and graduated in 1958. On May 29, 1954, she married the love of her life, William “Bill” Hardy at the First Presbyterian Church in San Saba. They lived for 2 years in Houston, Texas then returned back to San Saba to raise their family and live out the rest of their lives together. Jo Anne was a business woman for over 20 years as the owner of Marie’s Gift Shop. She loved to garden, quilt, playing music and singing. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian church serving as an Elder, Church Historian, and Sunday school teacher. She established the “Fun and Worship” children’s time which grew from 4 children to over 15 each Monday afternoon.

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