Obituaries

Roy Warnecke
B: 1940-06-17
D: 2018-04-21
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Warnecke, Roy
Cynthia Dixon
B: 1957-10-30
D: 2018-04-20
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Dixon, Cynthia
Lynda Hendrick
B: 1943-07-04
D: 2018-04-18
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Hendrick, Lynda
Charles Mahn
B: 1966-08-22
D: 2018-03-31
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Mahn, Charles
Emily Blackburn
B: 1915-11-19
D: 2018-03-20
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Blackburn, Emily
Federico Hernandez
B: 1954-03-10
D: 2018-03-08
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Hernandez, Federico
Robert Savage
B: 1919-08-26
D: 2018-03-03
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Savage, Robert
Maria Garza
B: 1966-07-05
D: 2018-03-02
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Garza, Maria
Pedro Garza
B: 1984-07-01
D: 2018-03-02
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Garza, Pedro
Jan Haberer
B: 1929-06-16
D: 2018-03-01
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Haberer, Jan
Velma Carnes
B: 1923-05-02
D: 2018-03-01
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Carnes, Velma
James Wheeler
B: 1952-11-11
D: 2018-02-27
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Wheeler, James
Melvin Shumake
B: 1925-03-22
D: 2018-02-26
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Shumake, Melvin
Basilio Velasquez
B: 1949-03-26
D: 2018-02-22
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Velasquez, Basilio
Dorothy Hitt
B: 1948-10-15
D: 2018-02-20
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Hitt, Dorothy
Elmer Lindsey
B: 1928-02-17
D: 2018-02-19
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Lindsey, Elmer
Ralph Kolodziejczyk
B: 1939-06-13
D: 2018-02-19
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Kolodziejczyk, Ralph
Wilton Niles
B: 1943-12-04
D: 2018-02-19
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Niles, Wilton
Gretchen Hillis
B: 1974-11-13
D: 2018-02-17
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Hillis, Gretchen
Leslie Strobel
B: 1929-08-21
D: 2018-02-16
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Strobel, Leslie
Weldon Renken
B: 1939-01-17
D: 2018-02-15
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Renken, Weldon

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