Obituaries

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Sarah J. Walker

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Sarah Walker, age 96, of San Saba went to her eternal home on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at San Saba Nursing and Rehabilitation. Sarah Janice Walker was born in San Saba county March 7, 1923. She was the second of seven children of Samuel M. Walker and Ada Ruth Walker.

Her early years were spent in Pecan Grove Community in San Saba county were she attended school, eventually graduating from high school in Brady, Texas. After high school, she trained in the medical field at Dallas Methodist Hospital and John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. Sarah also served in the Women’s Army Corp, receiving an honorable discharge in 1957. Most of her professional career was in the medical field, and she retired as a medical transcriber in Tucson, Arizona. She continued to make Tucson her home until failing health required her to return to Texas to be near her family.

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Pastor Tom McCollister

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Pastor Tom McCollister, 66 of Kingsland, was called home on his favorite day of the week - the Lord’s Day - Sunday, June 3, 2019, while on his way to church. He was born on December 26, 1952 to Leonard Thomas and Irene (Coats) McCollister in Seagraves, Texas. Tom married the love of his life, Pam Ammons, in August of 1973.

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Julia Perez

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Julia Perez, 84, passed away on May 31, 2019, at her home in San Saba, Texas, with her family by her side. Visitation and Rosary were held on June 2, 2019, at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. The service for Julia was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in San Saba on June 3, 2019, with Deacon Richard Menchaca conducting the services. She was buried in San Saba Cemetery following the services.

Julia was born to Roman and Hilaria Coronado on January 28th, 1935. She married Joe C. Perez on October 9th, 1954 where they made their home in San Saba. She enjoyed gardening, selling tamales and making sure her family was doing well.

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James W. Wilder

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James W. Wilder, age 61, of San Saba passed away in Abilene, Texas on May 22, 2019. James was born in San Saba, Texas to Jack Wilder and Wilma Vondene (Adams) on February 21, 1958. James retired from St. Gobain (Norton) 2017. He was an avid outdoors man who won numerous bass fishing awards. James was most proud of his children who he worked so hard for to give them what they needed. He loved unconditionally, was wise and had lots of stories about his childhood and life in general. James also loved Funko, Monday Raw, Pokémon Go, Saturday morning cartoons, James Bond movies, gardening and birding.

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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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