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Margaret Jean Tombaugh

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Margaret Jean Tombaugh, 85, of Lampasas, died March 18, 2019 at AdventHealth Rollins Brook. Her body is to be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a date still to be determined.

Jean was born June 12, 1933 in San Saba to John Moore and Melba Moore Mitchel. She married Don Tombaugh on December 27, 1952 in San Saba. She and her family spent much of her life in the Lampasas area.

Jean enjoyed gaining education throughout her life, including a master's degree in computer science, Bachelor of Science in home economics and other undergraduate degrees in history, archeology and accounting. She was owner and president of Lampasas Holiday Farms Inc., worked as general manager of Unalakleet Native corp., executive director of Nome Community Center, a teacher, programmer, tribal planner for Ketchikan Indian Corp., assistant professor at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Wayland Baptist University, as well as a wife and mother.

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Augustine Gonzales

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Augustine Gonzales age 79, of San Saba passed away in Llano, Texas on Friday, May 17, 2019. Augustine was born in San Saba, Texas to Mike Gonzales Sr. and Amelia (Vela) on August 9, 1939. Augustine married Anita (Galindo) on August 28, 1960 in San Saba, Texas.

Augustine made his home in San Saba and worked in farming and ranching for Olivers in San Saba, Texas until his retirement.

He enjoyed being outdoors and his family. Augustine was a diehard Dallas Cowboy’s fan who got to go see them one time.

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Nancy Goss

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Nancy Goss passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the age of

84. Nancy was born on December 5, 1934 in Llano, TX to Preston and Virginia Robinson.

She graduated from San Saba High School and then enrolled in Trinity College in San Antonio. While there, she fell in love with Bernard Goss and they were married when he was 20 and she was

19. Two days after the marriage, he was transferred to Korea where he served our nation for two years.

Upon his return, he completed his degree and Nancy started teaching elementary school. After completing her master’s degree in education, Nancy taught for many years and retired from Austin Public School after her mother became ill.

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Tommy G. Hall

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Tommy George Hall, 87, former resident of San Saba, TX, was born April 26, 1931 and died April 17, 2019 in Houston. His adoptive parents, F.B. Hall and Jane Terry Hall of San Saba, TX, influenced his interest in education and love of country. Tommy’s early education was in the San Saba schools where he was a member of the Armadillo Band and served as Drum Major. He graduated from San Saba High School in 1949. He attended Texas A&M, where he divided boundless enthusiasm between marching with theAggie band and pursuing a B.S. Degree in Education. He was a proud member of Texas A&M Class of 1953 and of the Fighting Texas Aggie Band. Later he served in the USMC.

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Jack Horrace Huff

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Jack H. Huff, age 86, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Killeen, Texas. Jack was born in Comanche, Texas on September 26, 1932 to Hubert H. Huff and Mamie (Daniel) Huff. Jack served on many boards here in San Saba, including City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Housing Authority, Electrical Board, San Saba Tax Board, and San Saba Airport Board. He installed the lighting for the Christmas Lights at the Courthouse. He also coached little league baseball. Jack served the public for 53 years and 38 of those years were here in San Saba County. He was a certified Driving Instructor as well. He loved going hunting and fishing especially in New Mexico. Jack liked going to family reunions and being with his family. He loved his dog, Tippie.

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Peggy Jordan

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Peggy Jordan entered her heavenly home and reunited with her loved ones on May 2, 2019. She peacefully passed away with family by her side after her battle with vascular dementia. Peggy was born on February 5, 1935 to Cecil and Ruby Chew at Bode Peak, Mason County, in a rugged old three room home where they lived. Her parents bought a ranch near Pontotoc where Peggy was raised and attended Hutchison School until eighth grade. She then transferred to Mason High School and graduated in 1952. Following graduation, Peggy attended Business College in San Antonio. She later moved back to Mason and married her high school sweetheart, Willard Jordan on April 17, 1954.

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Mary “Alene” Romair

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Alene Romair (Teague), age 92, of San Saba went to her eternal home with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Pecan Valley Nursing and Rehab. Alene was born on July 12, 1926 in Frederick, Oklahoma to Roy Lee Teague and Ethel Mae Hornbecker. She married Detroit “Dee” Romair, and after retirement they moved back to San Saba, Texas to make their home.

Alene was raised at Algerita in San Saba County. Alene liked doing crossword puzzles and listening to Audio Books. She was a resident at Pecan Valley Nursing and Rehab in San Saba, Texas where she had many friends and liked the Western Channel.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her two daughters: Lisa Hernandez & Brad Lowe, and Cheryl Hunt; five grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family; and one sisterin-law, Virginia Teague of Gatesville, Texas.

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Sylvia Sanderson

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Sylvia Sanderson, age 80, of Thrall, Texas, formerly of San Saba, Texas, went to her eternal home with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Thrall, Texas. Sylvia Lee (Anderson) Sanderson was born on January 13, 1938 to Floyd Marcos Anderson and Ruby Rankin Anderson. Sylvia was one of four children: Ernestine Beauchamp (Teeter), Ben Marcos Anderson, and Kay Ann Anderson.

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Shane Eric McKee

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Shane Eric McKee, 47, went to his eternal home on Friday, April 19, 2019 in Brownwood, Texas. A graveside service was held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at China Creek Cemetery in San Saba, Texas with Johnie Reeves and Gerald McKee officiating. The family received friends on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Heritage Funeral Home.

Shane was born on September 9, 1971 to Norman McKee and Jean (Gage) McKee in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Early High School.

Those left to cherish Shane’s memory are his mother, Jean McKee, of San Saba, Texas; wife, Robin McKee, of Mullin, Texas; daughters, Shannon McKee of Orange Grove, Texas and Jean Ann McKee of Zephyr, Texas; step-daughters, Makayla Johnson of Zephyr, Texas and Morgan Mills of Mullin, Texas; sisters, Mary McKee of Copperas Cove, Texas and Donna Reed and husband, Marty, of Cedar Park, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Willie Mae Locker

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Funeral services for Willie Mae Locker, age 102, of Brownwood, formerly of San Saba County, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Neal Cemetery in San Saba County. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Locker passed from this life on Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Brownwood.

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