Obituaries

Tue
10
May

Florence Marie Boedeker

Florence Marie Boedeker, 88, of Cameron died Friday, May 6, in a Cameron nursing facility.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday May 11, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. 

Burial will follow in the St. Monica’s Cemetery. Rosary will be recited Wednesday 10 a.m. at the church.

Miss Boedeker was born to Emil Henry and Aloisia Louise (Hosch) Boedeker. She was raised in Cameron and attended St. Monica’s Catholic Church. Later in life she went to live in the MHMR Group in Temple where she also worked until her retirement. 

She was preceded in death by her brother Edmund and sisters Alma, Gertrude, and Juanita. 

She is survived by one brother, Roland Boedeker; special niece and caretaker Kaye Taylor Kirk of Cedar Creek; and numerous other nieces and nephews

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

Tue
03
May

Estella Mae Williams Toliver Miles

Estella Mae Williams Toliver Miles, 83, of Cameron, died April 22 in Cameron.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 30, at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church in Cameron with Rev. Rufus Glenn, pastor; Rev. Earnest Taylor, officiant; and Rev. Charles Daniels, eulogist. She was laid to rest in the Branchville Cemetery.

Estella was bon Nov. 15, 1932 to Nathaniel Williams and Cornelia Hart Beal in Robertson County, Calvert. She departed her life, April 22,2016.

Estella spent her childhood life in Calvert. She later moved to Branchville and then to Cameron, where she resided until death. 

Estella went to school in Calvert. While living in Calvert, she met and married Robert Lee Toliver in 1954. To this union, three children were born.

Tue
03
May

Carolyn Aldridge

Carolyn Aldridge

Carolyn Aldridge, 73, of Cameron died Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in a Cameron nursing home. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. Glynn Cummings officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Aldridge, a homemaker, was born Sept. 16, 1942 in Rogers to John and Albina (Gerza) Mekush. She married Bob Aldridge on December 20, 1962. She was member of Grace Church in Cameron. Her brother Gene Mekush preceded her in death. 

She is survived by her husband Bob Aldridge of Cameron; daughters Cynthia Ann Aldridge of Berwyn, Illinois, Deborah Kay Clevenger and husband Brad of Alpharetti, GA; brother Johnny Mekush of Cameron; and sister Corrine Widner of Cameron.

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

 

Tue
03
May

Mary Ann Perrin

Mary Ann Perrin

A remarkable woman

Mary Ann Perrin was born on April 8, 1921 in Cameron, Texas. Her parents were Harry Leland Green, Sr. and Vera Pearce Green. A lifelong member of the First Methodist Church in Cameron, she attended public schools in Cameron, graduating from C.H. Yoe High School in 1938.

Thereafter, she attended Texas State College for Women, now known as Texas Women’s University, in Denton, Texas.

On Dec. 1, 1940, she married Frank W. Perrin of Cameron. They had been sweethearts in high school and while Frank was attending Texas A&M, from which he graduated in May, 1940.

The newlyweds set up their household in Austin, Texas, where Frank worked for the Texas Highway Department. They came home to Cameron a few weeks later for Christmas. Anticipating a special holiday season with family and friends, they received a surprise. Frank was notified to report for active duty with the 18th Combat Engineers. He did so promptly.

Fri
29
Apr

Martha Fay Corona

Martha Fay Corona, 63, of Cameron died Friday, April 29, at her home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, at Hernandez Cemetery. 

Mrs. Corona, a homemaker, was born Jan. 27, 1953 in Cameron to Hubert Edmondson, Jr. and Alice Aguilar Edmondson. She married Jesse Corona and he preceded her in death in 2014. 

She is survived by sons Michael Benton of Cameron and Paul Corona of Marble Falls; daughters Rhonda Flores of Rachelle Corona of Cameron; brother Hubert Edmondson III of Cameron; nine grandchildren

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

Fri
29
Apr

Colleen Andrews

Colleen Andrews, 92, of Cameron died Thursday, April 28, 2016, in a Temple hospital with family at her bedside.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. George Hancock officiating. Burial will be May 7 at 11 a.m. in the Childress Cemetery in Childress.
Mrs. Andrews, a retired school secretary, was born Dec. 1, 1923, in Corsicana to Robert Mason and Annie (Judkins) Albritton.
She married Ardeen (Beanie) Andrews, her high school sweetheart, on March 9, 1945, and to that marriage was born one son, R. Gary “Andy” Andrews, three grandchildren, Joni, Darryn and Jarrett and five great grandchildren.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Care & Share Angels Sunday School class in Cameron and the Bridge Club.
Mrs. Andrews was preceded in death by her husband, Beanie, granddaughter, Joni and grandson 2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews and by a sister Beth Bohannon.

Mon
25
Apr

Jimmy Lee Gavit

Graveside services with full military honors will be held Wednesday, April 27, at 1  p.m. at Moffat Cemetery near Temple for Jimmy Lee Gavit, 69, of Rockdale, formerly of Pecos.
Mr. Gavit passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 in a Cameron nursing facility.
Mr. Gavit was born March 2, 1947, in Llano to Harvey W. and Lorene (Merkel) Gavit. He was a retired carpenter in the construction business. He was Baptist.
Survivors include one son, Brian Lee Gavit  of Lampasas; two brothers, Harvey D. Gavit of Round Rock and Raymond Gavit of Hutto; three sisters, Helen Gavit and Deborah Flow, both of Rockdale, and Barbara Payne of Houston. Also surviving are two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Patsy Gerbert and Linda Cates.

Mon
25
Apr

Walter Anton Zajicek

Walter Anton Zajicek

Walter Anton Zajicek, 75, of Bryan, died Saturday April 23, at his home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. pm Wednesday, April 27, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Gary Kleypas officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts.
Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until service time.
Mr. Zajicek, a retired electrician, was born May 7, 1940 in Cameron to Joe and Lillie (Roesler) Zajicek.
He married Bennie Marie Nors in 1961 and she preceded him in death in 2012.
He is survived by son Gene Zajicek and wife Jana of Bryan; brothers Joe Dean Zajicek and wife Bernice of Waco and Jackie Zajicek and wife Suzanne of Copperas Cove; and grandchildren Clint, Garrett and Danica.
Memorials may made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th, Bryan, TX 77803.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
25
Apr

Albert William (A.W.) Zajicek, Jr.

Albert William (A.W.) Zajicek, Jr., 85 of Temple and formerly of Buckholts, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at his home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Gary Kleypas officiating.
Burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery in Buckholts. Visitation will be held Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Zajicek was born Sept. 13, 1930 in Buckholts to Albert William and Lydia Frances (Valka) Zajicek.
He attended Baylor University and served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Lamerle Walker on Aug. 27, 1950.
Mr. Zajicek had worked as the director of finance for Scott & White Memorial Hospital for over 28 years. He had served on numerous area boards and committees including 42 years on the Buckholts School Board.
He was a faithful member of Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts.
He was preceded in death by his son, David Zajicek and by an infant sister, Verna Mae.

Sat
23
Apr

Jo Ann McLane McClaren

Jo Ann McLane McClaren
Nov.6, 1931 – April 23, 2016

Jo Ann McLane McClaren, of Grand Prairie, Texas, graduated to be with the Lord she loved on April 23, 2016, at the age of 84, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. While Jo Ann’s time upon this earth has ended, she is only beginning her time in eternity in the presence of her Lord.
Jo Ann left a tremendous legacy. She blazed a trail of faith, hope and love. Her abounding energy, joy and strength were evident in all areas of her life. She was filled with compassion and her outward beauty was accompanied by her tenacious spirit and heart of gold.
She was born in 1931, in Cameron, Texas, to Robert Drayton McLane and Gladys Blaylock McLane, graduating from C.H. Yoe High School in 1948.
As a young girl, she enjoyed accompanying her father at his wholesale grocery business, McLane Company, and she later worked there upon her return from Austin College.

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