Obituaries

Mon
16
Jul

Virginia (Ginger) Bruce Couch Sanders

Virginia (Ginger) Bruce Couch Sanders, 77 of Temple, died Friday, July 13, 2018, at a Temple nursing and rehab center.

Viewing will be Friday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Billy Ray Crow officiating.  Burial will be in South Elm Cemetery at a later date. 

Mrs. Sanders, a retired receptionist for Johnson Brothers Ford, was born April 26, 1941, in Rogers, Texas, to Gordon Bruce and Vivian (Sammon) Rae. 

She is survived by: son, Gary Couch of Temple; five grandchildren, Latrisha, Crystal, Gary Jr., Shane and Jason; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
16
Jul

Adele Pilling Evans

Adele Evans, mother, grandmother, and sister, died on July 9, 2018, at the age of 92. 

Adele was born in Cameron, Texas, on Oct. 13, 1925, and was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church, Buckholts, Texas. Her parents, deceased, were Henry and Lena Pilling.

Adele is survived by her son and his wife, Bruce and Mary Evans of Austin, Texas,; and grandchildren, Courtney and Dylan Evans, and Eric and Caroline Johnson. Also, surviving her are three sisters, Hilda Engelke, Irma Kalmbach, and Aileen Jones and husband John Lee Jones.  Two sisters, Doris French and Mary Ann McGuire are deceased. Brother-in-law Bill McGuire, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends survive her.

Tue
10
Jul

Eloise “Lella” McCarroll Henderson

Eloise “Lella” McCarroll Henderson, 83, of Cameron went to be with God on July 8, 2018, in Bryan, Texas.

She was born on May 9, 1935 in Jacksonville, Texas. She married John Burns Henderson Jr. on June 8, 1956, in Rusk, Texas.

She was preceded in death by their son John III; son-in-law, Bijan; brother, Sonny; her parents, Lewis and Eloise McCarroll; and in-laws, John and Fan Henderson.

Lella is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, John; her children, Eloise Bouzari and Elizabeth Leeper (Kenneth); and her grandchildren, Ali Bouzari (Liz), Kelsey Reed (Joe), John David Leeper, and Meri Bouzari. She is survived by her sisters, Ann Irwin (John) and Susan Birdwell (Michael); and sister-in-laws, Virginia McCarroll and Jane Swan (Curt). She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and their children.

Tue
10
Jul

Jerry Wayne Steele Sr.

Mr. Jerry Wayne Steele Sr., 71, of Cameron, died Sunday, July 8, at his home.

Services for Mr. Steele will be held Friday, July 13, at 10 a.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, with William Beasley officiating. Burial will follow in the Milano Cemetery.

Mr. Steele was born Oct. 12, 1946, in Milano. He graduated from Milano High School and served his country in the United States Army. He was retired from the United States Post Office. Also, in later years he was a bartender. He married his wife, Bammer, in 1994.

Survivors include: his wife, Bammer Steele of Cameron; sons, Jerry Steele Jr. and wife Jesenia, and Craig Steele, both of Austin; and sister, Debbie Gross of Georgia. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Kevin, Ariana, Ethan, Aubrey and Mason Steele.

Visitation for the family will be held Thursday, July 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Tue
10
Jul

Marie Garrard

Marie Garrard, 82, of Austin and formerly of Cameron died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at her home. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Monica’s Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Ms. Garrard was born on July 8, 1935, in Wharton to Fred and Carolina “Carrie” (Giese) Heinz. She had been a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church where she had served in many capacities, such as a CCE instructor, Eucharistic minister, serving on the bereavement committee and singing in the church choir for many years.  She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Cameron VFW. 

Fri
06
Jul

Carol Schneider

Carol Schneider, 67, of Rosebud, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in a Temple Hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Salem Lutheran Church. Rev. Terry Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Rosebud.

Mrs. Schneider was born Dec. 2, 1950, in Cameron to John and Mabellene Denker Tomascik. She grew up in Buckholts and graduated from Buckholts High School. She married Darrell Schneider on May 16, 1981, and worked at Citizens National Bank in Cameron for 38 years. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, The Ruth Circle and the Altar Guild.

She is survived by her husband, Darrell Schneider of Rosebud; one son, Jason Schneider and wife Audra of Meeks; one daughter, Ashley Beran and husband Blake of San Antonio; two brothers, Dennis Tomascik of Rogers and John Tomascik of Buckholts; one sister, Lori Broughton of  Temple; and a granddaughter, Lynlee Grace Schneider.

Mon
02
Jul

Dreau Marie Jarma

Mass of Christian Burial for Dreau Marie Jarma, 87, of Temple, will be held 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Temple. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018, at the church.

Mrs. Jarma passed from this life peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018, while surrounded by her beloved family. She was born to Harry and Marilyn Schaedel in East Orange, N.J., on July 19, 1930.

Fri
29
Jun

Larry Alfred Green

Larry Alfred Green, 54, of Cameron died Tuesday, June 26, at his home. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating.  Burial will be at a later date. Rosary will be Sunday at 6 p.m. with visitation to follow at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Chapel.

Larry, a self-employed mechanic, was born Jan. 26, 1964, in Temple to Virgil and Joyce (Ruzicka) Green. He graduated from Rogers High School and he married Pamela Lewin on Feb. 13, 1988. He was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church where he had served on the parish council, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 10186 and he had served on the Cameron ISD School Board. 

Fri
29
Jun

L.V. Miller Jr.

L.V. Miller Jr. was born on Oct. 20, 1959, to the late L.V. Miller Sr. and Dora Miller. He attended C.H. Yoe High School in Cameron. After graduation he served in the National Guard.

He accepted Christ later in life, becoming a member of Mission for Souls Church in Cameron.

Jr. leaves to cherish his memory one son, Larry Blaylock (Aja); one grandson, Dontrell Blaylock; one granddaughter, Misshlay Blaylock; and a very special friend, Debra Blaylock; five brothers, John L. Melton Sr. (Beverly), James E. Melton Sr., Quiency Miller, Marvin Miller, and Clarence L. Miller; four sisters, Christine Howard (John), Deloris Melton, Marilyn Tidwell, and Sandra Haynes; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wed
27
Jun

Dorothy Turpen

Dorothy Marie Turpen born Dorothy Marie Wagner on Jan. 22, 1945, in Austin, to Dorothy Evelyn Wagner (Simmank) and Walter A. Wagner. She married Richard Turpen in 1962 and has three children.  Dorothy passed peacefully to heaven to be with Richard on June 16.

She is survived by two daughters and one son, Sheila Lopez of Rockdale, Venita Smith and husband Dennis of Briarcliff and Ricky Turpen of Rockdale; one brother, Lonnie A. Wagner and wife Diane of Burnet County.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren and their spouses: Tony Lopez and wife Amanda, Joey Lopez and wife Stephanie, Daniel Lopez and wife Heather, Billy Phillips and wife Chenell, Cody Phillips and wife Melissa, and Tiffany Turpen; and 12 great-grandchildren, Mckena, Steven, Mason, Nicholas, Zachary, Jaycee, Ashtyn, Austin, William, Olivia, Landon, and Addison.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Turpen; brother, Larry A. Wagner; and grandson, Michael J Phillips.

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