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Dayton Boren

Dayton Lee Boren, age 92, of Brady, Texas passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Brownwood, Texas. Dayton was born June 5, 1926 in Burnet County, near Lampasas, Texas. He was the middle child of Lois (Parker) Boren and Lee Roy Boren, a sheep rancher.

He grew up in the Elm Grove, Milburn, Bowser and Richland Springs area while attending school. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II where he was based in Italy, he met and married Virginia Ruth Howard of Goldthwaite, Texas on October 18, 1948.

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George Franklin Stiefel

George Franklin Stiefel, 73, of Cherokee, Texas, passed away on April 11, 2019. The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17th, at Cherokee Church of Christ. Doug Suggs of Cherokee Church of Christ will be officiating. Visitation immediately following the service at the Church of Christ Annex.

George was born in Aiken County Hospital, Aiken, South Carolina, on December 7, 1945. He graduated from Leavelle McCampbell High School in Graniteville, South Carolina, and continued on to The University of South Carolina.

George enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1966. He served in the Air Force from 1966-1970 where he was trained to be an Electrical Engineer, working on the planes that flew in Vietnam. After four years of service, he went on to receive an Associate Degree from San Antonio College in Texas.

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Tommy Glenn Creek

Tommy Glenn Creek, age 64, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 in LaPorte Texas. Tommy was born on June 8, 1954 in San Saba, Texas to Aubrey and Whanee (Taylor) Creek. He attended San Saba High School and graduated. He then attended TSTC in Waco for diesel mechanic school.

He loved and adored his wife, Veronica. They were married for 32 years. They made their home in Houston, Texas where Tommy worked in the oil business.

Tommy loved to fish, dance, and to trade anything but the grandchildren. He loved family and spending time with them.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Whanee, and one brother- in- law, Mike Dupre; his grandparents, W.B. and Velma Taylor; and one nephew, Justin Stooksberry.

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Abram V. Martinez

Abram V. Martinez, age 94, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, April 5, 2019, in San Saba, Texas. Abram was born in San Saba, Texas on August 3, 1924 to Donatello and Sacorro (Jimenez) Martinez. He made his home in San Saba and married the love of his life, Mary Lena, in 1946. Abram enjoyed the outdoors, especially going fishing. He worked for the San Saba Housing Authority from 1974 until 2005. He liked to garden and spend time with his family, including his dog, “Saddie.”

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Louis M. Crump

Louis M. Crump, age 102, of San Saba went to his eternal home, with his family by his side, on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Louis Crump was born in the Coleman Junction Community in Coleman County Texas. Louis was born on May 21, 1916 to John L. Crump and Patty Wheeler Crump on their family farm. He graduated from Santa Anna High School.

He married the love of his life, Lurline Langston, in 1939. She preceded Louis in death in 1987.

Louis obtained his law degree at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, where he had relatives he could live with while attending school. Louis returned to Texas to practice law. His first political office was as the Coleman County Attorney in 1940 in Coleman, Texas.

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Gerald Ray Gage

Gerald Ray Gage, 72, passed away in Austin, Texas, on March 23, 2019. His service was held at Heritage Funeral Home chapel on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 2:00 PM. Interment was held at Wallace Creek Cemetery.

Gerald could be viewed as a person who loved the outdoors, bird watching, searching for and collecting arrowheads and making every air show within traveling distance. If a military aircraft flew overhead you could only continue your conversation after it had left the area.

After retiring from the City of San Saba, Gerald made many trips out to the Big Bend area and to New Mexico taking in the sites by himself or with someone.

Later he spent time with his friend, Tom Allen Sloan, talking politics, solving the world’s problems and getting in the way while everyone else was working cattle.

To his immediate family, Gerald was known as Jelly Bean or Bird Man. He will be missed!

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Martin Don Gray

Marty Gray was born May 10, 1949, to Sammye Williams Gray and Dudie Gray. He grew up on the family ranch established in the 1860’s, proud of being fifth generation of a ranching heritage. He claimed that he never wanted to be a cowboy, but as a young boy, he and his black dog roamed the pastures. He and his horse rode beyond the boundaries of the family ranch to visit neighbors who had kind words, cowboy wisdom, and cookies always waiting for him. He rodeoed in junior rodeos, he hunted, he fished, he understood livestock, and he delighted in the sight of a new Hereford calf lying on the spring-green grass. His dad said that he lost Marty as a cowboy to team sports when Marty joined a little league team at eight years old. Being a real cowboy was never lost in Marty—it was merely redefined. In later years, he called himself a country gentleman.

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Wilton Martin

Wilton Martin, age 90, of San Saba, TX, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Wilton was born on January 17, 1929 in Richland Springs, TX, to Buck Martin and Viola Wilton Martin. He served in the United States Army from 1951-1953. He married Betty Carrell on September 5, 1953 in San Saba, TX.

Wilton was known as Granddaddy, Gigi, and Fuzzy to his family and friends. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Saba, TX, and farmed and ranched his entire life. He always said that “all it takes to keep a ranch going is a strong back.”

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Mopsy Locklear

Mopsy Locklear (Stella Ann Oestreich), 78, of Brownwood, Texas, passed peacefully on March 9, 2019, in the home she helped build with the pure and unconditional love of a wife and mother.

She was born August 8, 1940 in Fredericksburg, TX to the late Marvin and Londa Oestreich. She graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1959 and moved to Austin, TX to attend cosmetology school.

While in Austin, she met Marjorie Nell Locklear. Margie quickly introduced Mopsy to her son, Ward. With little hesitation, the love of a lifetime began, and Mopsy and Travis Ward Locklear were married on June 10, 1960.

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Olon R. Crockett

Olon R. Crockett age, 83, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Hamilton, Texas. Olon was born on August 30, 1935 in San Saba, Texas, to Clell and Lora May (Johnson) Crockett. He attended San Saba High School and graduated. He worked for RB Bagleys and Sons for 40+ years, until his retirement, running the pecan house in Hamilton. He married the love of his life, Dorothy (Vigil), on January 16, 1957 in Fort Worth, Texas. They made their home in Hamilton, Texas. Olon loved deer hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

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