Obituaries

Wed
20
Sep

Howard Lewis Young

Howard Lewis Young, age 70, of Winnsboro, formerly of Big Lake and San Saba, passed away in the mid-afternoon hours of Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison, with his beloved family by his side. Howard was born on October 20, 1946 in Big Lake, Texas, to the late Elbert and Ruth Burditt Young. Following high school, Howard began his life dedicated to his work. He was a skilled carpenter and hard-working hand in the oil field where he earned his way to pumper. Howard was a faithful Christian who spent his life in Big Lake, San Saba and eventually Winnsboro. In his free time, Howard enjoyed hunting, fishing and could deliver the best jokes. He also enjoyed cooking but his real love and favorite pastime was reading books. He had a love for reading that very few possess in today's world. Howard was particularly worried with making sure his books were always returned to the library on time and then renting the latest arrival.

Wed
20
Sep

Wanda Jean Bessent

Wanda Jean Bessent, 88 passed away September 9, 2017 in Lampasas. She was born October 25, 1928 in the Sloan Community of San Saba County to George Barrom and Thelma Langham Yarbrough. She married Willard Gorman Bessent in 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1989. Being the oldest of 8 children, she worked hard helping her dad on the Sloan Sisters Ranch where they lived and worked. When she was in her 30’s, she decided to go to nursing school and graduated in 1963. She worked in this field until she was in her 70’s, retiring from Sid Peterson in Kerrville. She suffered a stroke in 2007 and her health began to deteriorate. Wanda was a wonderful Mother, doing whatever she could to help her children. She was also a fantastic cook and no one ever left her house hungry. She also loved to fish and hunt and went on several hunting trips to Colorado where her family got to enjoy her camp cooking.

Wed
13
Sep

Calvin Henry Taylor

Calvin Henry Taylor, age 77, of Bastrop, Texas passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. He was born June 30, 1940 to Elbert and Ethel Taylor in Richland Springs, Texas, San Saba, County. Calvin is preceded in death by his parents Elbert and Ethel Taylor; brother, Thomas Neal Taylor, and sister, Eula Maureen Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Taylor of Bastrop; sons, James Elbert Taylor, Richard Henry Taylor and wife ,Cindy ; stepdaughters, Marsha Renee Linhart; Diana Kay Moncure; grandchildren Brady Taylor, Neil Taylor, J.R. Taylor, Cody Taylor, Shelby Taylor, Courtney Allen, Lane Linhart and Christian Moncure; and numerous great grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Elgin Newlife Baptist Fellowship Church, 175 Hwy 95 S., Elgin, Texas Graveside Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Richland Springs Cemetery in Richland Springs, Texas.

Wed
30
Aug

Jimmie Doran Shahan

Jimmie D. Shahan, lifelong resident of San Saba County, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017, peacefully in his home in the presence of his wife. Visitation was held on Monday, August 28, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral Services were held at First Baptist Church San Saba with interment at Harris Cemetery. Pat Riley, Stuart Beckwith and Sam Crosby officiated: Jimmie was born on April 18, 1928 to Horace and Linnie (Wood) Shahan on the Mark Oliver Place in San Saba County. He attended grammar school at Pecan Grove School, finishing 7th grade and going directly into San Saba High School graduating in 1945. Jimmie and his brother, Roy, were in Golden Gloves Boxing. After graduation, he continued to assist his dad on the ranch and worked for Texaco Company owned by Jack Owens and William Kuykendall. On January 2, 1947 he married Marjorie Ione Taylor. In 1949 Jimmie and his brother, Roy bought the Huckabee Auto Parts store.

Wed
30
Aug

Eva Faye Altom

Eva Faye Altom, of Cherokee, Texas, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Louisianna. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Kuykendall Cemetery. Services under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home of San Saba. Eva was born in Bossier Parish, LA to Henry Collins and Thelma (Bonnette) Collins on December 22, 1944. Eva graduated from the Nursing School at Chester Hospital in 1976 and spent the next 15 to 20 years caring for Home Health patients in San Saba County. She loved her plants, antiques, old movies, reading and loved her family. She loved being home with her cat, Baby. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.

Wed
23
Aug

John M. Clark

John M. Clark, 88, of Cherokee, Texas, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Llano, Texas. Visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba, Texas on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Services will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Cherokee Church of Christ at 10:00 A.M. with interment at Cherokee Cemetery.

John was born on January 31, 1929 in Pleasant Valley, Texas to John M. Clark and Nora (Seay) Clark. He spent most of his life in sales. He was known as Doodle or the Jokester to most of his friends and family. John married Margie Carpenter Fry on August 25, 1984 in Bertram, Texas. He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed a simple life in Cherokee with his family. He was known as Papa Doodle to his grandchildren.

Wed
16
Aug

William (Bill) Temples

William M. (Bill) Temples, 71, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Visitation was held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral Services were held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 1:00p.m. at Parkview Baptist Church with Andy Barclay officiating. Interment was held at China Creek Cemetery. Bill was born on June 21, 1946 in Berkeley, CA to Joseph Calhoun Temples and Lenna Earline (Robertson) Temples. Bill joined the Navy for 18 ½ years and was assigned to the USS America, USS Enterprise and the USS Saratoga. He was awarded the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4), Navy Expeditionary Medal (2), Good Conduct Award (3), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation and the Battle “E” Ribbon. After the service he moved to Del Rio where he worked as a civilian Air Craft mechanic. He retired in 2002 and moved to San Saba where he worked for TYC for 10 years.

Wed
16
Aug

Mary Frances Strittmatter Seghers

Mary Frances Strittmatter Seghers (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
09
Aug

Shirley Doran

Shirley Doran went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Visitation was held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:30 P.M. at the second and Wallace Church of Christ in San Saba with interment at San Saba Cemetery. Shirley was born on October 12, 1923 to William and Gertrude (Dixon) Lewis in Nevada, Missouri. After graduation, Shirley married Burton Doran in Muskogee, Oklahoma on December 26, 1941. They lived in San Antonio where Shirley was a bookkeeper and after Burton was drafted during WWII she went to live with her family. They later moved to Highlands, Texas for 20+ years where Burton worked for Humble Oil as a carpenter and a pipe fitter and Shirley was a homemaker raising their four children. In 1965 they moved to San Saba and bought the Algerita Store where Burton worked on pumps and windmills and Shirley was the Post Mistress and store keeper.

Wed
09
Aug

Jerry Don Smith

Jerry Don Smith, age 74, passed away peacefully Monday, July 31, 2017 at his residence in Belton, Texas. He was born on May 31, 1943 in San Saba, Texas to John Sorrell Smith and wife, Sadie Marie (Drew). In his early years, Jerry would work on the family’s farm and ranch. After graduating from San Saba High School, Jerry married his friend and love, Lydia Cantu-Smith, in February of 1963, who preceded him in death in 2012. Jerry was a truck driver and a businessman. He enjoyed meeting his friends at the coffee shop, traveling, listening to honky-tonk music, and watching professional boxing. Jerry loved spending time with his family and two dogs. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Carlus and wife, Jenifer, Smith of Belton, Texas; daughter, Karen and husband, Jesse, Martinez Jr.

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