Obituaries

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Carol Frances (Wendler) Skelton

Carol Frances (Wendler) Skelton, 59, of La Grange died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. She was born in Brenham on Aug. 31, 1954, the daughter of Carl Louis Wendler and Frances Elizabeth (Brossmann) Wendler. She married Jackie Skelton
March 17, 1984 in Hallettsville. She was a special education teacher for 35 years. She worked for St. Paul Catholic  Schools in Shiner and Devereux School in Victoria. She retired from the school district in Hallettsville after 30 years. Carol was a graduate of Texas A&M and University of Houston and held two masters degrees in special Education and Counseling. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, La Grange Citizens Police Academy and Citizens on Patrol and American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. Skelton was very involved at her church serving in Stephen Ministry and the Parish Aide Committee, as well as in other organizations. She was an avid volunteer for Second Chance and AMEN.
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George Joseph Kovar

George Joseph Kovar died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. He was born in Ellinger, the son of Joe and Sophie Baca Kovar Feb. 17, 1934. He was a veteran. Survivors include his wife, Opal Lilie Kovar of Sealy; daughters, Sandy Wellbrock (Kenny) of Brenham, Doris Widacki (Steve) of Katy and Louis Roznovsky and friend Geary Maples of Houston; grandchildren; and great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Pete Kovar, Sr. and Edwin Kovar. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frydek. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Knesek Family Funeral Chapel of Sealy was in charge of arrangements. 
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Tommy Lee Ray

Tommy Lee Ray, 75, of Muldoon, died Dec. 21, 2013. Tommy was born the son of Glen and Rosabel Williford Ray 
in Muldoon on Sept. 28, 1938. Visitation was held on Dec. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. at All Faiths of the Pines Funeral Home in
Smithville. Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church in Muldoon, Friday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. Interment followed in the Pittman Cemetery in Muldoon. Tommy graduated from Flatonia High School in 1957. He met and married Velma (Doll) Lee Kramer in 1959. Tommy is survived by his wife Velma (Doll); son Tommy and wife Arlene Ray of Richmond,; daughter Tracy and husband William Farrington of Katy; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. All Faith of the Pines of Smithville was in charge of fu neral arrangements.  
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Kenneth A. Jackson

Kenneth A. Jackson, 65, of Grand Island, Neb. formerly of La Grange died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Island, Neb. He was born in Mount Pleasant on May 7, 1948, the son of J.D. Jackson and Laura (Mitchell) Jackson. He served the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1969. He served aboard the USS AJAX. He is survived by mother, Laura Faye Jackson-Watkins and stepfather, James; three brothers, Jim Jackson and wife, Pat of La Grange,  Joe Jackson and wife, Nancy of Big Lake and Larry Jackson of La Grange and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Jackson and brother, John Jackson. Graveside Services were held in the La Grange City Cemetery at 2 p.m. on  Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements. 
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Melissa Renee (Oppermann) Dockery

Melissa Renee (Oppermann) Dockery, 49, of La Grange died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 surrounded by her family at Seton
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Eva Marie (Melcher) Roitsch

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Melvin Edmund Roeder

Melvin Edmund Roeder, 77, of Shiner died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church with interment in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. He was born Jan. 6, 1936 in Shiner, the son of Edmund and Dorothea (Blier) Roeder. He married Janet Janicek Sept. 17. 1956 in Shiner. He was coowner of Roeder’s Mobile Feed Mill for 12 years and worked as a controller for Purina Mills in Gonzales for 27  years. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Janet; son, Mark Roeder (Nancy) of Round Rock; two daughters, Sherry Schena (Angelo) of Bastrop and Gwen Seiley (Terry) of Shiner; one sister, Edwarda Roeder of Shiner; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Buffington Funeral Home of Shiner was in charge of arrangements. 
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Dorothy Catherine Brahm Froehlich

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Jessie Ray Helm

Ray Helm, 80, of La Grange, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at St. Mark’s Medical Center. Jessie was born in Chandler,
Oklahoma on Nov. 30, 1933, the son of Odas and Lottie (Wakely) Helm. Jessie married Francis “LaFern” Burchett on Oct. 3, 1958 at the First Baptist Church in Chandler, Okla. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1960. He worked for Conoco Oil as a Chemist and as a Marketing Executive and retired after 36 years of service. He continued as a consultant through 2012. Jessie was ordained as a minister in 1993. He is survived by his wife of 55 years; three daughters: Sherry Schmidt and husband, Wayne; Alicia Wich and husband, Christopher, all of La Grange; Tina Helm-Brom and husband, Tony, of Brenham; two sons: Orlando Vargas and wife, Patricia, of Austin; Kip Helm and wife, Jennifer, of Houston; brother, Jack Helm and wife, Susan, of Chandler, Okla.; 10 grandchildren and 
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Wilhelm Bernhard “Bill” Domasch

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