Obituaries

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Pearl Lee Radabaugh

Pearl Lee Radabaugh, born Sept. 28, 1921 in Bellville, died Jan. 14, 2015 in Brenham. Pearl is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, David Radabaugh; sons, William Radabaugh and Donald Radabaugh and parents, William and Hattie Kiesewetter. She is survived by her sons, Keith Radabaugh and wife, Karen of Conroe, Dean Radabaugh and wife, Gayle of Klein, Wayne Radabaugh and wife, Terri of Round Top, Steve Radabaugh of Tomball; brother, Robert Kiesewetter of Round Top; grandchildren, Daniel Radabaugh, Douglas Radabaugh, Diane Radabaugh, David Radabaugh, Shannon  Radabaugh, Travis Radabaugh, Clay Radabaugh, Max Radabaugh, Jack Radabaugh; great-grandchild, Dallas  Radabaugh; and extended family and friends. A funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.
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Benjamin “Ben” Edward Jameson

Benjamin “Ben” Edward Jameson died peacefully at home on Dec. 22, 2014. Ben was born on Sept. 20, 1923, in Houston, to William Hall and Florence Jameson née McAllister. He graduated from San Jacinto High School. In 1943, he answered his country’s call and served in the Army Air Corp stationed on Saipan as a radar repair technician for the
B-17. After the war, Ben attended University of Houston and Rice University. On a blind date in December 1945, he met his future wife, Doreen Braun, the daughter of German farmers from Carmine. On Nov. 15, 1946, they were married in Houston. Before settling in Beaumont, Ben and Doreen made homes in Houston, LaMarque, Tyler, Memphis, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky. Doreen worked in the home and Ben supported his family with a career in sales. He developed a joy in gardening providing his many friends and family with sweet delicious fruit from his tangelo, satsuma, and grapefruit
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15
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Mabel Minnie Martha Schmidt

Mabel Minnie Martha Schmidt, 95, of Brenham, died Jan. 10, 2015 at Kruse Village in Brenham. Mabel Schmidt was born
July 22, 1919 in Carmine to Will and Ida Kieke Schoenberg. She was baptized May 2, 1920 at Martin Luther Lutheran
Church, and confirmed there April 9, 1933. On Aug. 20, 1938, she was married to Nolan Schmidt at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Houston. A loving and caring woman, Mrs. Schmidt always put her family’s needs above her own. She worked hard alongside her husband, managing the family ranch. A talented seamstress, she also enjoyed cooking for her
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15
Jan

Lloyd “Leon” Twiford

Lloyd “Leon” Twiford, 97, died Jan. 11, 2015 at the Texas State Veteran Home in Temple. He was born on Jan. 1, 1918 in Alvin to James Larimore Twiford and Cecil Webster Parker Twiford and moved to Houston in 1920. He graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1936. He served in the United States Army from 1941-1946, attained the rank of Sgt. on
an antiaircraft gun crew in the Pacific Theatre including Pearl Harbor, in the Leyte Gulf battle in the Philippines and the battle of Okinawa. After his discharge from the Army in 1946, he and his father formed Twiford Printing Company. Retiring in 1973 at the age of 55, he and his wife Dorothy moved to Winedale to enjoy their golden years together and enjoy them they did. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy (Lemke) Twiford. He is survived by his daughter
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15
Jan

Aileen Neutzler Blume

Aileen Neutzler Blume, 95, died the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La
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08
Jan

Richard Charles Ullrich

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08
Jan

James Verlon (J.P.) Pollard

James Verlon (J.P.) Pollard, 85, of Lincoln died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at St. Marks Medical Center in La Grange. James was born on Oct. 22, 1929 in Elizabeth, La. to Gilbert Ivy Pollard and Dell (Perkins) Pollard. He was united in marriage to Virginia Galipp at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Manheim. J.P. served in the navy from 1951 until 1953 when he was honorably discharged. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. He is survived by his beloved friend, Vallie Jatzlau of Giddings; children, Susan Jatzlau of Giddings, Tim and wife, Sharra Jatzlau of Round Rock, and Polly and husband, Troy Cantu of Hutto; grandchildren, Samantha Jatzlau of Round Rock, Addison Cantu of Hutto, and Troy Shugart of Round Rock; as well as many extended nieces and nephews. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings was in charge of arrangements. 
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08
Jan

Virginia Lee Biehle

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08
Jan

William Wayne Albers

Funeral services for William Wayne Albers, 82 of Ledbetter, were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings with Father James Olnhausen officiating. Burial followed in the Waldeck Cemetery in Waldeck. He passed away suddenly on  the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 at his home in Ledbetter. William was born on Nov. 20, 1932 on the family farm in Ledbetter to Fred Otto Albers and Clara Augusta (Weber) Albers. He served in the U.S. Army with the Occupation Forces in Germany during the Korean  Conflict. William was united in marriage to Jacqueline Buckner on Dec. 31, 1955 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Houston. He worked as a machine operator with the American Can Company in Houston for many  years. After retiring, he and Jackie moved back to the family farm in Ledbetter where William could usually be found doing anything outdoors. He enjoyed gardening, working in his yard and fishing.

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08
Jan

Allen B. Cluck

Allen B. Cluck, 81, of Austin   died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.  Allen was born in Grapevine n Aug. 17, 1933 the son of Elwood and Martha (Wall) Cluck. He was an alumnus of the Grapevine public schools, Baylor University, South Texas College of Law and the Harvard Business School AMP. Allen served two years of active duty in the U.S. Army during the post- Korean war period. His family lived in Houston for forty-three years where he practiced law in his small law firm and earlier worked in the oil and gas industry. His retirement years were enjoyed with his family and friends at his farm near Winchester and  in Austin with his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved being at his farm and treasured his long-time friendships with close family friends in Winchester and folks he knew in La Grange and Fayette County. Allen is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bette Jo (Jordan) Cluck; two daughters: Catherine Susan Cluck; Christina Elizabeth Wilson and husband, John N.

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