Obituaries

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24
May

Walter “Wayne” Gossett

Wayne Gossett, age 66, of Elm Grove, Texas passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Wayne was born to Andrew Van Gossett and Edith Lucille (Patrick) on August 27, 1950 in Brady, Texas. Wayne married Valerie (McPherson) Gossett on August 10, 1975. Wayne was a Construction Superintendant and a rodeo announcer for surrounding county events. He was a director on the Richland Springs and Elm Grove Rodeo Associations and a proud supporter of the Richland Springs Coyotes. Wayne was a member of the Elm Grove Fire Department. He also farmed and ranched. Wayne was humble, kind, and always smiling. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed working with them. He loved his family and lived life to the fullest. He was a member of the Shiloh Bible Church and a devout Christian.

Wed
24
May

Jerrell Dan Sagebiel

In Hamburg, Germany on October 2, 1949, a little boy was born. A few years later, after coming to America (Texas to be exact), he was adopted and became Jerrell Dan Sagebiel of Llano County. Jerrell was adopted and raised by Dan Sagebiel of Castell. Growing up, he learned to work at a very young age. Jerrell learned about livestock and agriculture, as well as how to make things. Jerrell went to Llano Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Llano. After graduation, he tried college but found it wasn't for him. Jerrell learned many things in his life. He learned how to make things with parts. As a teenager, he built a go-cart and later, a dune buggy. He was proud of his accomplishments and that gave him confidence in the future. Later, Jerrell moved to Uvalde and worked for Gensco Pipe. While there, he had the opportunity to travel some and did, but returned to Texas where he was most comfortable. Jerrell moved back to Llano County when Dan became sick, and remained until 2009.

Wed
17
May

Tom Birdwell

Tom Birdwell, 80, passed away on Monday May 15, 2017. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Private Family Service will be held at a later date. Tom was born on November 2, 1936 to Claude and Pearl (Compton) Birdwell in Dallas, Texas. Tom married Katherine Sanderson in 1992 in San Saba, Texas. They were married for 25 years. Tom worked at Super S as a produce manager for 25 years. He took pride in his yard work and gardening and always had a groomed beautiful yard. Tom also loved to fish. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy.

Wed
10
May

Harold Ashworth Roberts Jr.

Harold Ashworth Roberts JR (Robby), 49 of Burleson, TX was in a motorcycle accident and went to rest in the arms of his Lord and Savior on April 30, 2017. Visitation for family and friends were on Friday, May 5th from 6-8 p.m. at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Joshua TX. Services were held on Saturday,May 6th at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain Valley Funeral Home, officiated by Samuel Crosby, with burial immediately following at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua TX Robby was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He was a gentle kind soul that had a heart of gold, loved his family and lived life to his fullest. Robby graduated from San Saba High School and attended TSIT in Waco. He was currently employed at Hydra Rig in Fort Worth.

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10
May

Hazel Juanita Longley

Hazel Juanita Longley, age 92, of San Saba passed away peacefully on May 5, 2017, in San Saba, Texas. Juanita was born on March 11, 1925, in San Saba, Texas to Christopher Columbus Hibler and Vallie Autry (Taff). Juanita married Leonard Longley on August 4, 1943, in San Saba, Texas. While they lived in Fort Worth and Cleburne, she completed her Master’s Degree in Education and taught school for 15 years. They lived in many locations in Texas, before retiring and moving back to San Saba in 1973, and opening a frame shop. She was a member of the 2nd & Wallace Church of Christ in San Saba. Juanita was loved by all that knew her. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her three children; Kenneth and wife, Charlotte Longley of Abilene, Texas, Alan Longley of Niceville, Florida, Jeanne and husband, James Melton of San Saba.

Wed
26
Apr

Linda “Darlene” Peel

Linda “Darlene” Peel passed away on April 24, 2017 in Buchanan Dam after a brief illness with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. She was born on April 3, 1951 in San Saba, Texas to R.C. and Fannie Peel. She spent most of her life as a homemaker. She loved her family very much. She loved to fish and quilt.

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26
Apr

Quint Hollis Sanderson

Quint Hollis Sanderson, age 53 Wharton, Texas passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Wharton, Texas. Quint was born to Jack and Sylvia (Anderson) Sanderson on September 18, 1963 in San Saba, Texas. Quint graduated from Cherokee High School in Cherokee, Texas. He was a member of Pecan Grove Baptist Church. He lived in San Saba for nearly twenty five years before making his home in Wharton, Texas where he worked doing custom pecan harvesting and drove a grain truck in the off season. Quint was known for his friendly smile and his favorite past time was socializing with his friends.

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26
Apr

Loyce Juverna Bogard

Loyce Juverna Bogard died April 18, 2017, at the Lampasas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lampasas, Texas. Juverna was born May 25, 1927, to Loye and Allene Barker in the Live Oak Community of San Saba, Texas. Her parents farmed “on the thirds and fourths”, and ultimately saved enough to buy a farm when she was in high school. Her family attended a small country church with visiting clergy from different Christian denominations when Juverna was a child. They attended sumLoyce Juverna Bogardmer revival meetings in San Saba, which were often held on the church lawn. This early experience led to her baptism at age 12 and an abiding faith for the rest of her life. She later attended the First Baptist Church in San Saba and then the First Baptist Church of Lampasas, where she has been a member since 1958. She married John F. Bogard in San Saba on October 26, 1944, when she was 17 – a year after she graduated from San Saba High School.

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19
Apr

Helen Lundberg

On April 4, 2017, our very precious Mom, Granny, Aunt, friend, etc., went to be with her Lord in Heaven. Helen Pearl porter Lundberg was born in Dickens County, September 4, 1915, to Samuel Lewers Porter and Alice Pearl (Lea) Porter. She was the eighth of nine children, and the last to join them in Heaven. Each of the nine children only married once, so they called themselves "the 18." What fun they had together!! After high school graduation as Valedictorian of her class, Helen went to Texas Tech in 1933. Upon graduation in Elementary Education, she began her 30+ years teaching career. She later obtained her Master of Education degree. Not only did she teach primarily 1st grade, she was always teaching family members, friends, church members, and anyone who wanted to learn from her vast knowledge. She met the love of her long life, Russell Lundberg, in the mid- 1930s, as he worked on the Matador Ranch, next door to her family ranch.

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19
Apr

Mike Wadsworth

Memorial Services for Mike Wadsworth, age 76, of San Saba County will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Mercury Baptist Church with Chad Anderson officiating; private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Mike passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Mike was born on September 21, 1940, in Houston, Texas. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mike married the love of his life, Pat Rhoden, on July 14, 1961, in La Porte, Texas. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired from Lubrizol Chemical after 23 years and moved to San Saba County in 1990, where he farmed and ranched until his death. After retiring from Lubrizol Chemical, he also worked for and retired from T.Y.C. and T.D.C.J. He was a past Master Mason of San Saba Lodge #612. Mike was a member and Deacon of Mercury Baptist Church.

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