Obituaries

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Arbie Victor Patschke

Arbie Patschke passed away at the age of 88 in Colorado Springs. He was a long-term missionary to Japan and the beloved father of seven children.

Arbie was born in the small town of Thorndale, Texas, where his father owned a local barbershop. He embarked on his seminary preparation at the early age of 13 with the love and support of his family and community, enrolling at Concordia Lutheran, a boarding school in Austin. From there he went on to St. John’s College in Winfield, Kansas, the to Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. His 35 years of missionary work in Japan began with his two-year vicar service in 1951. Serving most of his missionary career in northern Japan, Arbie traversed the snowy roads to multiple churches in Hokkaido and Fukushima, and shoveled the paths to church kindergartens where he was headmaster.

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05
Feb

Juanita Lopez

Juanita Lopez, 70, of Cameron died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in a Temple hospital.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lopez, a homemaker, was born July 22, 1947, in the Sharp Community of Milam County to Florencio Garcia and Felacita Gomez. She was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church. 

She is survived by: sons, Andrew Lopez of Taylor, Miguel Angel Lopez of Cameron, and Ray Lopez of Cameron; and sisters, Lupe Villanueva of Cameron and Alfonsa Garcia of Cameron.

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

Mon
29
Jan

Joe David Millian

Joe David Millian, age 74, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, at UTMB in Galveston.

He was born in Fort Worth to Joe and Loraine Millian, living most of his life in the Austin area. He attended Belton High School and enrolled at the University of Texas in 1961 with studies in linguistics, speaking Eastern European languages as well as Spanish and English.  He worked at the Austin White Lime Co. and Gardenville to name only a few.

He was passionate about motocross racing and enjoyed organic gardening.  In his spare time he raced motocross (#19), gardening on the one acre plot which included may fruit trees, blackberries and a beautiful pecan tree.  He also volunteered to many citizens in Round Rock assisting in Spanish with income taxes, volunteering at KUTX during pledge drives as well as having a gardening program in the early 90’s.

Joe was extremely proud of his three children, Tamara DiBenedetoo of Austin, Amy Thiel of Bastrop and Charles Millian of Austin.

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29
Jan

David Robert Johnson

David Robert Johnson, 47, of Buckholts and formerly of Temple, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at his home. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Corinth Cemetery near Buckholts. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Saturday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mr. Johnson, a certified Microsoft technician, was born Nov. 12, 1970, in Evansville, Ind., to Robert and Carol (Heck) Johnson. 

He is survived by: sons, Jordan Scott Johnson-Thiel of Austin and Benjamin Levi Johnson of Katy; mother, Carol Heck Johnson of Highland Village; father, Robert Johnson of Englewood, Fla.; sisters, Kristina Johnson Jones of Flower Mound and Karen Myers of Lebanon, Mo.

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

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25
Jan

Leo Charles Moraw

Leo Charles Moraw, 77, of Cameron died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in a Temple hospital. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Mr. Moraw, retired owner/operator of Milam Sheet Metal, was born July 2, 1940, in Cameron to Leo A. and Mary Lou (Hatterman) Moraw. He was a 1958 graduate of C. H. Yoe High School. He married Patricia Jo (Pat) Wilkinson on Jan. 16, 1960.  He was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Kasey Jo Moraw and Cory Ray Moraw. 

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25
Jan

William Quintero Sr.

William Quintero Sr., 73, a devoted Jehovah's Witness of Cameron passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in a Temple hospital.

"Willie" as he was affectionately known, a loving, caring, thoughtful dad, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and a wonderful personable friend was born June 5, 1944 in Rogers to Ramon and Soledad (Molina) Quintero.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Julia in 2007, and oldest daughter Laura Seiler in 2016.

Willie is survived by his son, Willie Quintero Jr. of Harker Heights; his daughters, Shirley Ponce of Cameron, Marla Torres of Houston, and Alisa Jimenez of Temple; his brothers, Jimmy Quintero and Tommy Quintero of

Austin, and Reuben Quintero and Salvador Quintero of Rogers; and his sisters, Sophia Garza and Josie Vargas of Rogers. Willie leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

Wed
24
Jan

Thomas Ray Henson

Mrs. Thomas Ray Henson, 72, of Plano, died Jan. 12, 2018, at his residence. 

A memorial service/visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 5-7 p.m. at Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mr. Henson was born July 13, 1945, in Cameron to Jimmie and Ruth Henson. He graduated from Rockdale High School and attended Texas A&M University. He worked at Curtis Mathes in Athens, and at Texas Instruments in Dallas and was a retired partner at Southwest Alarm Systems in Dallas.

Survivors include: sisters, Linda Layne of Cameron and Jane Knott and husband David of Rockdale; nephews, Andy and Steve Layne; and aunt, Mary Porubsky. He is also survived by three great-nephews, two great-nieces, and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Connie Henson.

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24
Jan

Shelby Clark Strickland

Mr. Shelby Clark Strickland, 94, of Houston, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, in a Houston nursing facility. Graveside services will be held Friday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at Walkers Creek Cemetery near Cameron, with Rev. Billy Crow officiating.

Mr. Strickland was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Waco to Leo and Lucy (Sparks) Strickland. Mr. Strickland was a veteran, serving his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He graduated from Baylor University with a Business Administration degree. He worked for Exxon Pipeline in Houston for more than 35 years. Mr. Strickland was a member of the Exxon Annuitant Club and a member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Houston.

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22
Jan

Hilry Nabours

Hilry Nabours, 94, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Abilene.

Funeral services were held on Nov. 28, 2017, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith with Guy Irvin and Jud Powell officiating. Burial followed in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Nov. 27.

Hilry was born Nov. 9. 1923, in Cameron to Jerry and Annie Green Nabours. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force and a survivor of World War II. Hilry married Betty Jean Pechacek in 1963 and she passed away in 2009 after 46 years of marriage. Hilry was skilled at woodworking and was a machinist at Herman’s Tool & Machine for over 20 years. He was a Mason and member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 plus years as well as a member of First Methodist Church for 60 years. Hilry was a large contributor to the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his wife, Betty Jean.

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22
Jan

Mae Ellen Eisfeldt Mays

Mae Ellen Eisfeldt Mays, 80, of Cameron and formerly of Schertz passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in a Cameron nursing facility.

She was born in Cameron on Nov. 22, 1937, to John and Alice Eisfeldt. She married Arthur Mays on August 16, 1958 in the Battetown Baptist Church in Cameron. Mae was a 1957 Graduate of C.H. Yoe High School.  She graduated from Nixon-Clay Business School in Austin and worked for T.E.C. for a short time until she joined her husband in England.  After three years in England she moved to Omaha, Neb., and in 1964 she went to work for the U.S. Government, first as a secretary and retiring in 1994 as a G.S.-11, item manager at Kelly AFB. Mae was a graduate from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University in Accounting.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Johnnie and William; and by a sister, Gloria Ann. 

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