Obituaries

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Mary Leigh Jones

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Mary Leigh passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019, with family at her side. She was born February 21, 1946 in Brady, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents: Worth Jones and Louise Burnam Jones, and two brothers: Burnam Jones and Tracy Jones.

Mary is survived by her brother, Bobby Jones and his wife, Eloisa; and Mary’s sister, Sandra Kuykendall and her husband, Lovell; her aunt Bernice Sloan, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was a graduate of Incarnate Word University in San Antonio. She enjoyed photography, painting, reading, and was quite the animal lover.

Mary’s brother, Bobby, was a Sergeant in the Army; he and his family were stationed in Germany. Mary visited them and liked Germany so well, she moved to Bamberg and worked for the Department of Defense Library System.

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25
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Annette Darlene Hill

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Annette Darlene Hill went to be with the Lord peacefully July 20, 2019, surrounded by family after a valiant fight against Alzheimer’s disease. She was born second of two children to Warren Truman and Minnie Faye Cavness Yarbrough of Lampasas, Texas, on September 15, 1947. She grew up in Lampasas and graduated from Lampasas High School in 1966 where she was Drum Major of the Lampasas Badger Band. She attended the University of Texas in Austin for three years and completed her education at the UT Medical Branch in Galveston where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1970.

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18
Jul
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Perrie Jo Bode Edmondson

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Perrie Jo (PJ) Bode Edmondson passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, after a lengthy stay at San Saba Nursing and Rehab facility.

A memorial will be held for PJ on Saturday, July 27th at 2:00 p.m. at Pecan Grove Baptist Church.

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18
Jul
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Mike Lio Sanchez III

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Mike Lio Sanchez, age 45, of San Saba, passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in San Saba, Texas. Mike was born on May 14, 1974 in San Saba, Texas to Mike Sanchez Jr. and Gloria Trevino in San Saba, Texas. He attended San Saba High School and he did work for the City of San Saba for many years. Lio was a proud father and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

Mike is survived by his wife, Kristi Sanchez; three children: Marci, Megan, and Myles Sanchez; parents - Mike and Gloria Sanchez; one brother, Alex Sanchez, and one sister, Emily Sanchez; one granddaughter, Averi Gonzale; and two nieces, Haley and Aaliyah Sanchez. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

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18
Jul
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Bonnie Gober

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Bonita Rhesa (Reid) Gober was born on February 18, 1928 to Martha Ella (Jones) Reid and Julius Ashley Reid in the small town of Tankersley, just west of San Angelo, Texas. She passed away on July 11, 2019 in San Angelo, the center of her life for more than 91 years. She was married there to James Walter Gober, Jr. (J.W. or Jimmy) in 1947 until he passed in 2007.

Survivors include son, James Michael, and wife Theresa, their son, Bill, and their daughter, Kriste and husband, Chris; son, Donald Reid and wife, Joy, and their son, Jon and wife, Jeannine, and their son, Reid and wife, Leah; and son, Jon Alan and wife, Carol, their son, Russell and wife, Jen, their daughter Erica and husband, Charles, their daughter, Keisha and husband, Shaun, their daughter, Laurie, and their daughter, Kelli and husband, Scott. Bonnie also leaves behind 15 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.

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11
Jul
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Arnie Diaz

Arnie Diaz, age 56, of San Saba passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at San Saba Rehabilitation. Arnie was born in Altus, Oklahoma on September 22, 1962 to Juan Diaz Sr. and Carmen Vasquez.

Arnie was an avid gardener and loved fishing. He watched the Dallas Cowboys faithfully and liked country music. He worked for Cactus Feeders in Cactus, Texas. Arnie also worked for Riggs Feed Store for 20 plus years until his health declined. He loved his daughter and spending time with his family and friends.

Arnie is survived by his daughter: Anjelica Diaz of San Saba, Texas; mother, Carmen Vasquez of San Saba, Texas; two brothers: Daniel Diaz of Amarillo, Texas, and David Diaz and wife, Ramona, of Dumas, Texas; three sisters: Diana Flores and husband, Edward, of San Saba,Texas; ElviraTrevino and husband, Alberto, ofAmarillo, Texas; and Enedina Diaz of San Saba, Texas; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and great nephews and nieces.

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11
Jul
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Perrie Jo Bode Edmondson

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Perrie Jo Bode Edmondson passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 9:30 p.m., after a lengthy stay at San Saba Nursing and Rehab facility.

PJ was born in Llano, Texas on January 29, 1937 to Vernell Kothman Bode and P.A. Bode of Fredericksburg. She graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1955 and attended Tarleton State College, earning an associate degree in animal husbandry.

While at Tarleton, PJ met Clifton Dean Edmondson from San Saba and they were married December 21, 1957. For 25 years, she accompanied her husband and living all over the United States, including Alaska and several foreign countries, as he was assigned work by Fluor Engineering & Constructors International. Her latter years were spent in Georgetown and 12 years in Kingsland, Texas.

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11
Jul
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Irene Gamboa Ross

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Our dear Irene passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019. She was born August 18, 1936 in San Saba, Texas to Antonio and Maria de Jesusa Gamboa.

Irene was a graduate of San Saba High School. She was married to James David Ross. Irene was a retired government employee and made San Angelo, Texas her home for several years.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Antonio Gamboa, Jr.

Thu
27
Jun
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Maximino Guerrero, Sr.

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Maximino Guerrero, Sr., 95, of Brownwood, TX, formerly of San Saba, TX, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, surrounded by his family.

A rosary and visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019, in the Chapel at Heartland Funeral Home in Early TX, with services and burial next week in San Diego De La Union, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Maximino Guerrero was born June 1, 1924, to Florencio Guerrero and Salome Noyala, in La Presita, San Diego De La Union, Guanajuato, Mexico. He married Maria Cruz on March 19, 1973. As a young man, he worked with the State of Guanajato to build many dams and roads in the community. He later worked as a migrant worker throughout the Southwest United States. He ended working for TAA in San Saba. He enjoyed singing, dancing and having a drink with his family and friends. He was also a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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27
Jun
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Shirley Rose (Campbell) Amthor

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Shirley Rose (Campbell) Amthor, age 91, of Brownwood, formerly of San Saba, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 20th, 2019.

A visitation for Shirley was held Sunday afternoon, June 23rd, at Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Funeral Services were held Monday, June 24, 2019, at First United Methodist Church of San Saba with George Amthor, III, officiating, with a visitation held prior to services at the church. Burial followed at San Saba Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Shirley Rose was born on June 15, 1928, to Roland, Sr. and Grace (Isenberger) Campbell in Mound City, Illinois.

Through the course of life, Shirley Rose accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience, which she loved sharing with others. A genuine source of inspiration, she was an amazing wife, mother, expert grandmother “Ninnie”, sister, and devoted friend.

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