Obituaries

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Anna Mae Busa Wilson

Anna Mae Busa Wilson, 83, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 10, 2013, at the Magnolia Assisted Living Center in Magnolia. 
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John Taylor Cook

John Taylor Cook, III, parked the John Deere one last time on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. He was surrounded by his family and friends. John was born in Galveston on Oct. 13, 1937. He attended elementary and middle school there before going off to Andover for prep school. He later graduated in the last class of Rice Institute, now known as Rice University.
After a stint in the United States Marine Corp, John began his lifelong career in the Insurance industry. He started with
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Charlene J. Bolden

Charlene J. Bolden, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. She was born March 9, 1929 in Marysville to Stephania and Fred Johnson. In 1951, she married J.L. Hutchison Jr. He died in 1983. In 1989, she married G. Pat Bolden. He died in February 2013. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Johnson. Survivors include sons, Mark Hutchison and wife Tracy of Austin and Jay Hutchison and wife Cyndi of La Grange; daughter, Sharon Ott and husband Rich of Houston; sister,
JoAnn Mandriota and husband Frank of Bayport, N.Y.; brother, Fred Johnson and wife Martha of Burnet; and granddaughter, Amy Hutchison of Austin. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 with interment following at Resthaven Cemetery. 
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Milton Everett Wickel

Milton Everett Wickel, 69, died Dec. 10, 2013 at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Greenvine, with Pastor Rich Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday. To post a tribute, visit www. memorialoakschapel.com. Memorial Oaks Chapel in- Brenham was in charge of arrangements 
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Helen Bernice (Fink) Zettel

Helen Bernice (Fink) Zettel, 88, of Sealy died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Helen was born in Colorado County on July 18,  1925, the daughter of Leo and Lillie (Scherbig) Fink. She is survived by three nephews: Roy Fink and wife, Barbara;
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Firman David Amberg

Firman David Amberg, 76, of Columbus, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at his home. He was born March 6, 1937,
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Therman “David” Ryza

Therman “David” Ryza died on Oct. 14, 2013.  He was born in Houston on Dec. 23, 1946 to Therman and Helen Ryza. David proudly served in the United States Army from November 1966 to November 1968 and achieved the rank of Sp4. While serving in Vietnam he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal. He is survived by his son
Thomas David Ryza, a sister Betty Ann Peace, and numerous cousins and friends. Services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the National Cemetery in Houston. 
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Paulette Cavazos

Paulette Cavazos, 67, of Fayetteville died Dec. 1, 2013 in Houston. She was born on Oct. 30, 1946 to Raymond and  Angeline (Peters) Beran in La Grange. On April 16, 1967 she married Ralph F. Cavazos. Paulette lived in Fayetteville
since 1970 and was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Fayetteville. She was a beautician and owner/operator of Paulette’s Beauty Salon in Fayetteville and also enjoyed doing hair on Mondays at the Care Inn Nursing Home in La Grange. Paulette is survived by her daughters, Ronda Cavazos Fitch and husband Bryan of Waxahachie, and Tammy Beseda and  husband Kermit of Fayetteville; sons, Todd Cavazos of Katy, and Chuck Cavazos of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Brock Cavazos, Breann Beseda, Emeri Fitch and Ezra Fitch; and two great grandchildren, Knox and
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Ludmila “Lillian” Clara (Polasek) Gaertner

Ludmila “Lillian” Clara (Polasek) Gaertner, 78, of La Grange died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at her residence. Lillian was born in Fayette County on Aug. 1, 1935, the daughter of Gus and Agnes  (Dirba) Polasek. She is survived by two sons;
Jesse Gaertner and wife, Debra and Frankie Gaertner and wife, Bridgette all of La Grange; two grandchildren, Samuel Gaertner and wife, Clara of Magnolia and Katrina Gaertner of College Station; six brothers, Bennie Polasek and wife, Mary Ann of Columbus, Robert Polasek and wife, Barbara of Ellinger, Henry Polasek and wife, Mary Le of Columbus, Gussie Polasek and wife, Theresa of Columbus, Daniel Polasek and wife, Cecilia of Buda and Frankie Polasek and wife, Debbie of Ellinger; three sisters, Georgie Krenek and husband, Billy of Katy, Margie Stancik and husband, Ray of
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Rossie Lea (Bond) Hale

Rossie Lea (Bond) Hale, 78, of La Grange died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at Monument Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Rossie was born in Jonesville, La. on Oct. 11, 1935, the daughter of Walter Carl Bond and Dena (Bounds) Bond. She

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