Obituaries

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Evelyn Betty Ulbrich

Evelyn Betty Ulbrich went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2014. Funeral Mass for Evelyn Ulbrich, 84, of La Grange  will be  eld at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 with interment to follow at the La Grange City Cemetery in La Grange.
A rosary will be read at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange where the family will receive guests from 4 until 6:30 p.m. Evelyn was born Nov. 19, 1929 in Fayette County to Leo Evanicky and Josephanie Mikes Evanicky. Evelyn was a Charter Member of the Catholic Daughters of America since 1966, the Ladies Alter Society, the KJZT society No. 31 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Grange. She was a nurse and also worked as a nurse’s aide at the Carriage Inn and Monument Hill Nursing Center. Evelyn was a beloved Grandmother, a
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Leona (Kowalczyk) Herr

Leona (Kowalczyk) Herr, 89, of Carmine died Friday, May 23, 2014 at Hudson Creek Assisted Living in Bryan. Leona was born in Kalamazoo, Mich. on May 22, 1925, the daughter of Ignatius and Katherine (Konkel) Kowalczyk. She married Wilfred Charles Herr on Feb. 6, 1960 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Houston. She worked for Texaco and Rice (Institute) University in Administration before staying home to raise her family. Leona loved socializing and meeting new people. She was a true lover of animals. Her art work will always be cherished by her family. She is survived by daughter,
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Melvin A. Viertel

Melvin A. Viertel, 83, of Carmine, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 of pancreatic cancer.Melvin was born in Carmine on Dec. 11, 1930, the son of Adolph and Ella (Meinholdt) Viertel. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine. He graduated from Round Top-Carmine High School, and went on to earn his Associates degree from Blinn College in Brenham where he was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and editor of the yearbook. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed at a Nike missile site in New Jersey
during the early days of the Nike missile program and was cleared for top secrecy. He attained the rank of corporal and
was the company clerk. After returning home to central Texas, he met Dorothy Marie Hejl. Although she was initially convinced that he was too old for her, he successfully overcame her reservations on Sept. 16, 1962 when they married.
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Julia (Zapalac) Hrachovy

Julia (Zapalac) Hrachovy, 97, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Monument Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing
Center in La Grange. Julia was born in Frelsburg on Sept. 4, 1916, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Noska) Zapalac.
She attended school in Frelsburg until she and her family moved to the farm near Ellinger. She then attended school at HostynHill until the 7th grade. Being  the oldest of the siblings, she had to discontinue her education to work on the farm.
She married Frank Edmund Hrachovy on Nov. 12, 1935 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellinger. They had three children,
Leonard, Dolores and Robert. Being a busy farm wife, she loved to cook and bake as anyone who had ever visited
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Wesley Walter Moellenberndt

Wesley Walter Moellenberndt, 64, of Warren, Ark. died Friday, May 16 in Warren. He was born May 4, 1950 in Greenville, Miss. a son of the late Harry Moellenberndt and Vida Mae Eaton Moellenberndt. He worked all his life in farming 
and odd jobs around the town. He attended First Baptist Church and Christian Fellowship Church in Warren and was
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May

Ezra C. Collins

Ezra C. Collins, Jr., 71, of Clifton died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Clifton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Oct. 2, 1942 in La Grange to Ezra C. Collins, Sr. and Anna (Martin) Collins. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by sisters
Clara Richardson of Smithville and Leola Archer of Texas City. Funeral services will be held at Houston National Cemetery at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 with the Rev. Robert Maxey officiating. Tommy E. Taylor Funeral Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements
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Jeaurline Johnson

Jeaurline Johnson, 80, of  La Grange died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Stonebriar Nursing Home in Austin. She was born on July 24, 1933 to John D. Bouldwin and Lovie Lee (Oglesby) Bouldwin in La Grange. She is survived by her brother,
Johnnie L. Bouldwin and wife Cora of Austin. Friends and family are invited to call Tommy E. Taylor Funeral Home on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 3-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in La Grange at 1
p.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 with the Rev. Kennon Bouldwin officiating. Burial will follow at the La Grange City Cemetery.
Tommy E. Taylor Funeral Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements
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Susan (Sue) Grace Young Robbins

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Dennis Chester Hannusch

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Helen June Leach

Helen June Leach, 79, died May 11, 2014 in Pasadena. Helen was born on Aug. 21, 1934 in Fayette County to Roy
Victor Fleck and Della Mae Gibson Fleck. Helen graduated from Pasadena High School in 1952 and was married to James Wesley Leach for 46 years. Helen and James raised their four children; Kenneth, Travis, Nelda and Roy in a Pasadena neighborhood where Helen was considered “everyone’s Mom”. She was a caring and service oriented lady. Helen loved being in the kitchen cooking for her family. She especially loved cooking big holiday dinners. Helen had a
strong faith and loved the Lord, passing her faith on to her children. She was a long time active member of the Assembly of God Church and believed in the power of prayer. Helen adored her ten grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren

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