Obituaries

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31
Oct
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Johnnie Irene Hammett

Johnnie Irene Hammett, age 96, of San Saba, Texas passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in San Saba, Texas. Irene was born on August, 5, 1922 in Stephenville, Texas to John Smith Freeman and Iris Irene (Watson). Irene married J. B. Hammett on August 10, 1940 in Bluff Dale, Texas. She was a homemaker and worked part-time for Kent Oil in Midland, Texas. Irene enjoyed and made many quilts for different fundraisers within the community. She was a member of the San Saba County Extension Education Club. Irene was a member of the Pecan Grove Baptist Church and a part of the community here in San Saba since 1990. Irene loved her family and she will be missed by all.

Wed
24
Oct
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Elena Gomez

Elena Gomez, age 91, of San Saba, went to her eternal home on Monday, October 15, 2018 in San Saba surrounded by her family. Elena was born on January 15, 1927 in San Saba, Texas to Carlos Flores and Conception (Garcia). She married Domingo Jose Gomez, on March 12, 1948 to this union there were ten children born. Elena worked at the San Saba Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide until her retirement. Elena loved her family and spending time with them. She was a devout Christian Lady. She will be solely missed.

Wed
17
Oct
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Yvonne G. Cook

Yvonne G. Cook, 88, of Andrews passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Andrews. Family and friends gathered to celebrate her life at 2:00 p.m.Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Andrews Church of Christ, 201 NW 2nd Street, in Andrews with Minister Leslie L. Boone officiating. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.on Saturday at McNett Funeral Home in Andrews. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2018 in the Holt Cemetery in Holt, Texas. Please celebrate her life by visiting www.mcnettfuneralhome.com. Yvonne was born on Noveber 24, 1929 in Stacy, Texas to Ernest Gober and Iva Mae Fikes Gober. She was raised in Sheffield and McCamey and graduated from McCamey High School in 1947. She attended the San Angelo Business School for Women and moved back to McCamey, where she worked for National Supply Company. She married Jack Randall Cook, Sr. on June 17, 1950 in McCamey.

Wed
10
Oct
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Mary Aline Moore

Mary Aline Moore, age 92, of North Salt Lake, Utah, formerly of San Saba, passed away in North Salt Lake, Utah on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Mary was born in Houston, Texas on May 14, 1926 to Hugh Gaden Johnson and Ruth (Gunter) Johnson. Mary attended San Saba High School. She married Alex Herbert Moore on February 2, 1946 in San Saba, Texas. Mary was the mother of two children, homemaker, and Scout Den Mother. She also worked as a mortgage broker, real estate broker, and antique dealer. Mary was a member of the Southside Church of Christ in Jacksonville, Texas. After her husband passed away, Mary, at the age of 85, made the hard decision to move from her lifelong home of Texas to Utah to be by her family. It was our pleasure and a pure blessing to have had her close for the last 6 years of her life. She is survived by her nephew, Michael E. Johnson and wife, Wendy, of North Salt Lake, Utah; and two grand-nephews: Anthon and Jesse Johnson of North Salt Lake, Utah.

Wed
10
Oct
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Juanita Skelton

Juanita Skelton went to see Jesus on September 18, 2018, after a brief illness at her home in Midlothian, where she was surrounded by love. Juanita was born on November 30, 1922, to Alvin A. and Mary White in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She married her husband, J.E. Skelton, and they had four children, and shared 59 years together. Juanita was a long-time resident of San Saba and Brown counties. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, J.E. Skelton; son, Donald Skelton; grandson, Clay Carroll; sisters, Virginia Hendricks, Roberta Beckham, and Bonnie Pierce; and brother, Cameron White. She is survived by daughters; Toni Carroll and husband, Clayton; Debbie Corkin and husband, Andy; son, Kelly Skelton and wife, Diana; daughter-in-law, Ginger Skelton; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Vertice Land and Camilla Jones; and many other relatives and friends.

Wed
03
Oct
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Rita Cantu Aguirre

Funeral Services for Rita Cantu Aguirre, age 65, of Brownwood, Texas was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early, Texas. Interment followed at Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Mrs. Aguirre passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 at her residence. Rita was born on April 24, 1953 in San Saba, Texas to Balerino and Rosa Henry Cantu.

Wed
26
Sep
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Emilie Bowman

Emilie Frances Everett Bowman, age 81, passed away on Monday, September 17th, 2018 in Houston, Texas after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Services for Mrs. Bowman were held on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Home San Saba, Texas at 10:00 a.m..

Emilie (also known as Mimi and Em) was born on February 8, 1937 in San Saba, Texas to W.A. “Bud” Everett and Frances Harris Everett. She graduated from San Saba High School and attended college at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where she met the love of her life, Coy Bowman. After getting married, they set out on a loving journey that took them across numerous towns in Texas while Coy moved up the corporate ladder with Beall’s Department Stores. They had two sons, Bryan and Brad, and although times were sometimes rough, they built a loving home and made many dear friends and memories.

Wed
19
Sep
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Martha Roe Terry

Martha Roe (Moore) Terry was born on December 29, 1919, in San Saba, Texas, to Bill Moore and Lurline Roquemore. She was the oldest of five children, Bill Moore (Reba Nell), Constance “Conk” Moore, Donald (Arden) Moore and Paul, who left too early as a child. She passed on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the age of 98. Martha Roe married Lloyd Warden Terry on September 14, 1941. They lived happily until his death on February 22, 2001. They had three children; William “Billy” Terry (Judy), Rocky Terry (Loydene), and Sharon Reeves (Henry). They also had eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Martha Roe loved socializing and was a member of numerous clubs throughout her life. She belonged to the Pierian Study Club, Sew N Sew, Baptist Women’s Mission, Country Line Dancers, Red Hat Society, Garden Club, and Simpson Creek Home Demonstration Club. She also worked with friends at the library for many years.

Wed
19
Sep
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John C. (Johnny) Johnson

On Sunday, September 9, 2018, Johnny, loving husband and father, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family at the age of 86. Johnny was born on October 18, 1931 in San Benito, Texas. He grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and joined the Air Force in 1950. He married the love of his life, Juanita Johnson, on September 13, 1951. Johnny is a veteran of the Korean war. After serving in the Air Force, he moved to New Mexico where he took up ranching, owned a mechanic shop and eventually became city manager of Carrizozo. In the mid 1980’s he moved to Cherokee, Texas where he owned and operated J & J Water Well Services until his  retirement in 2014. During his time in Cherokee he was very active with the volunteer fire department. He enjoyed taking pictures of the beautiful Texas hill country wild flowers, slipping in a few cruises…ok several.

Wed
12
Sep
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Peter Claude Sloan

Peter Claude Sloan was born November 5, 1938 in Brady, Texas to his parents Ruby Wood and Jack Henry Sloan. He lived with his parents on the Jack Sloan ranch in the house that was built in his birth year.
He attended school in Richland Springs, graduating in 1957. He was a star athlete in football, basketball and track and field, and retained many of his sports buddies as life-long friends.
After high school, he attended JTexas Tech University. He subsequently returned to his family ranch where he lived and worked for the remainder of his life, with the exception as a field analyst with the Texas Water Board, and a boat crew manager for the clean up for the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
After his time in Alaska, Pete returned to the family ranch where he filled his days with ranching and establishing a ranch real estate business.

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