Obituaries

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Betty Ruth (Pereira) Gabriel

Betty Ruth (Pereira) Gabriel,  79, of Round Top died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin. Betty was born in Houston on Aug. 7, 1935, the daughter of Otto and Pauline Mary (Kaskey) Pereira. She married Martin
Joseph Gabriel, Sr. on Jan. 28, 1952 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Houston. Betty and Martin owned and operated a dairy farm for 35 years, worked for Invader Boat Corp. as a layout designer, owned and operated Pop-A-Top in Warrenton, and was a cook at Royer’s Café in Round Top. Betty was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She 
was a loving wife, very hard working, and a caring person. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Martin Gabriel,
Sr.; daughter, Sandy Polasek and husband, Glenn, of La Grange; four sons: Martin Gabriel, Jr. and wife, Terry, of
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Andrea Bargas

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Cooper Johnson

Cooper Johnson, 92, of Flatonia died Aug. 11, 2014. Cooper was born Nov. 15, 1921 in Old Moulton to the late James Louis and Iola Cooper Johnson. He was a public weigher at the cattle auctions in  Flatonia, Columbus, La Grange, El Campo, Lexington, Hallettsville, Caldwell and Seguin. Cooper was also a member of the Flatonia Masonic Lodge, Flatonia American Legion and a WWII Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Johnson of Flatonia one son, Eric Albers and wife Tracey of Hutto; two daughters, Susan Johnson of Poland and Peggy Halamicek of Schulenburg;
two step-daughters, Rachel Bevavides and husband Carlos of Flower Mound and Michelle Acosta and husband Jose of
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Robert Louis Kocurek

Robert Louis Kocurek has gone home to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, August 8, 2014. He was born on Sept. 24, 1942 in Hallettsville to Anton and Grace Kocurek, who preceded him in death. He married Fanny Robinson Aug. 17, 1968. She preceded him in death in 2012. Robert was a member of the Masonic Lodge #697 of Kerrville. He worked for Texas School for the Blind for many years. He had many other jobs, but really enjoyed his family at Albertsons and was loved by all. After Albertsons closed, he continued with HEB until he retired. Robert and Fanny had two children, James Robinson of San Antonio and Rachel Conner of Kerrville. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Charles Ray Conner, Samantha Conner and Jess Conner, all of Kerrville. He is survived by two brothers, Franklin Kocurek and John
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Mattie L. Leonard

Mattie L. Leonard, 87, of Los Angeles, Calif. formerly of La Grange died July 25, 2014. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Second Baptist Church. Mattie was born on March  16, 1927 in La Grange, the
daughter of Nealie and Elizabeth (Tutson) Washington. She married Eldie Leonard on October 23, 1976. She is survived by three daughters; Rubye Brooks of Los Angeles, Calif., Gladys Patterson of Dallas, and Irene Hardemann and husband, Eugene, of Austin; son, Roy Caldwell, of Austin; three sisters: Rachel Pendergrass, Sedalia Washington, and Elizabeth Fenix, all of La Grange; 15 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eldie Leonard; three sons, three brothers, and three grandchildren. 
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Betty R. Gabriel

Betty R. Gabriel, 78, of Round Top, died Saturday, aug. 9, 2014 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin. Funeral  arrangements are pending at time of publication. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com. Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange is in charge of arrangements
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Henry F. Bertsch, Jr

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Lillie Annie Geneva Seibel Dunham

Lillie Annie Geneva Seibel Dunham, 93, of College Station, died Aug. 4, 2014 at the Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan. Lillie was born Jan. 31, 1921 in Carmine, the daughter of Lonnie Walter and Mary L. (Fuchs) Siebel. She attended the Brackenridge Hospital School of Nursing in Austin where she obtained her certificate of Professional
Registered Nurse. Lillie was a lifelong Lutheran and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Baytown until moving
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Walter E. Myers

Walter E. Myers, 78, of Round Top died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 in Greenbrier, Ark. Walter was born in Rison, Ark. on Dec. 1, 1935, the son of Gilbert and Nora (Ryals) Myers. He married Betty Stamper on Sept. 4, 1957 in Pasadena. Walter served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Central Supply and retired after 21 years of service. He is survived by daughter, Joyce Taylor of Quincy, Fla.; son, David Myers and wife, Gracie, of Round Top; and son, Dennis Myers and wife,
Connie, of Greenbrier, Ark.; brother, Richard Myers and wife, Ginnie; two sisters: Martha Jenkins and husband, Billy;
Linda Jenkins and husband, Bobby all of Arkansas; eight grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Myers; three brothers: Gilbert, Alvin and Larry Myers; and sister, Marie Stevens.
Visitation was held on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home. Family received
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Joseph Louis Serapin

Joseph Louis Serapin, II, 71 of La Grange died Aug. 4, 2014. Joseph was born on Sept. 29, 1942 in Chicago, Ill. to Joseph Louis Serapin, Sr. and Elizabeth Anne Jasevicius Serapin. He was a retired taxi driver. He is survived by two sons, Joseph Louis Serapin, III of Carbondale, Ill. and Steven Michael Serapin of Houston; two daughters, Karen Anne Serapin (Lewis) of Carbondale, Ill. and Barbara Elizabeth Serapin of Carbondale, Ill.; one brother, Edward Serapin of Alemonte Springs, Fla. and four grandchildren, Nathan Ghar Williams, Anthony Lewis Jr., Jerome Webb Jr., and Marcus Covington. He was preceded in death by his parents. No services are planned at this time. 

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