Obituaries

Bobby Ray Burnett

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Bobby Ray, “Fire,” Burnett of Cherokee, passed away on July 25, 2020, at the age of 66. He was born on August 01, 1953, in Mason, Texas, to Arch and Pauline Nicholas Burnett. He was the youngest of seven children. He graduated from Mason High School in 1971 and attended Angelo State University where he received a Bachelor of Business degree and later earned a teaching certification in secondary social studies education. While attending ASU, he met and married the love of his life, Marty (Lethco) Burnett. Their 45-year marriage produced two sons, Robert and Luke, and for the rest of his life you could always find him supporting his sons at whatever activity the boys were involved in. During the 90’s, that meant lots of Boy Scouts, towing kids all over Lake LBJ, hunting, fishing, youth sports, time at the ranch, and rooting for his Dallas Cowboys. Later, that meant trips around the country to help Marty with family genealogical research and attending Professional Bull Riding events.

Lydia Patrick

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Lydia Patrick, 88, of Bowser Community passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Brownwood, Texas. She was born to John and Eva Martin on June 9, 1932, in Bowser Community, San Saba County.

Jeffery Jensen

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Jeffery Jensen, age 55, of San Saba, Texas, passed away on July 29, 2020, in San Saba, Texas. Jeffery was born on April 30, 1965, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Julias Jensen and Anita (Lokken).

Lydia Patrick

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Lydia Patrick, 88, of Bowser Community passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Brownwood, Texas. She was born to John and Eva Martin on June 9, 1932 in Bowser Community, San Saba County.

Paul Van Clopton

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Paul Van Clopton, 70, of San Saba, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in San Saba, Texas. He was born to Ordney Dennis and Mable (Dean) Clopton on August 14,1949.

Larry Dean Alderson

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Larry Dean Alderson, age 66, passed away on July 27, 2020, surrounded by his family at his residence. Larry was born on August 24, 1953, in Lampasas, Texas, to Thomas Alderson and Mary (Ramsey). Larry spent 30 years of his career as a lineman and seven years as a San Saba County dispatcher before retiring in May. Larry was an active member of San Saba's First Baptist Church. Larry was a mentor to many and will be dearly missed by all.

James Lew Terry

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James Lew Terry, 79, also known as Papa Jim, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on June 21, 1941, in Richland Springs, Texas, to MD and Ida Terry.

Charlee Lynn Shaw

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Charlee Lynn Shaw, 17 days old, gained her angel wings on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Children’s Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Charlee was born on June 24, 2020 in Fredericksburg, Texas. Her family was blessed with seventeen days of falling deeply in love with her.

Lee Raymond Matthews

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SFC (Army Ret.) Lee Raymond Matthews, aged 69, of Bend Texas, passed away July 6, 2020, at his home following a lengthy illness. Lee was born in San Francisco, California, April 28, 1951. He served in the United States Army for 20 years, retiring after returning from Desert Storm in 1991. After retirement from the Army, he resided in Copperas Cove where he worked as the executive chef for a country club. During his time in the kitchen, he met his wife-to-be, Diana. He and his wife then opened, owned and operated Lee's Pet Grooming from 1993 to 2000. He accepted employment with Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove in 2002 and was the regional sales manager for Dignity Memorials from 2003-2009.

Saul Cervantes

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Saul Cervantes, 62, of San Saba, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 11, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Mexico to Moises and Ambrosia Cervantes on November 17,1957.