Erik Francisco Olivares Rosales
Mar 09, 1987 - Feb 11, 2024
Erik Francisco Olivares Rosales, age 36, passed away on February 11, 2024, in Austin, Texas. Visitation will be held at Yanda and Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 20, from 9:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M., with rosary beginning at 5:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in El Reno, OK, on Wednesday, February 21, at 3:00 P.M. Interment will follow at El Reno Cemetery. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Erik Francisco Olivares Rosales, de 36 años de edad, falleció el 11 de febrero de 2024, en Austin, Texas. Visitación será en Yanda and Son Funeral Home el martes, 20 de febrero de 9:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M., con rosario comenzando a las 5:00 P.M. Misa de Entierro Cristiano será en la Iglesia Católica del Sagrado Corazón en El Reno, OK, el miércoles, 21 de febrero a las 3:00 P.M. El entierro seguirá en el Cementerio de El Reno.
Jorge Luis Davila Sifuentes
Apr 04, 1980 - Feb 11, 2024
Jorge Luis Davila Sifuentes, age 43, passed away on February 11, 2024, in Austin, Texas. Visitation will be held at Yanda and Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 20, from 9:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M., with rosary beginning at 5:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in El Reno, OK, on Wednesday, February 21, at 3:00 P.M. Interment will follow at El Reno Cemetery. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Jorge Luis Davila Sifuentes, de 43 años de edad, falleció el 11 de febrero de 2024, en Austin, Texas. Visitación será en Yanda and Son Funeral Home el martes, 20 de febrero de 9:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M., con rosario comenzando a las 5:00 P.M. Misa de Entierro Cristiano será en la Iglesia Católica del Sagrado Corazón en El Reno, OK, el miércoles, 21 de febrero a las 3:00 P.M. El entierro seguirá en el Cementerio de El Reno.
William B. Parmeter
Jun 07, 1940 - Feb 09, 2024
William B. Parmeter, known as Bill to his friends and family, passed away on February 9, 2024, in Austin, Texas. Born on June 7, 1940, in Ft. Worth, Texas, Bill's warmth and charm were evident from an early age. His kind, optimistic, and friendly nature touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing him.Bill was a proud alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his BBA in Petroleum Land Management, a new degree program in the early 1960’s. His education set the stage for a successful career as a Petroleum Landman in Houston, where Bill and his family lived for over thirty years. Bill and his wife, Nancy, moved to Marble Falls in 2002, where his expertise led him to serve as a Trust Officer at two different banks, and then as an Oil & Gas Officer at a trust company in Austin. Not one to stay still for long, Bill continued working various jobs until just after his 83rd birthday. Bill was also a Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years.Away from work, Bill was a devoted Texas Longhorn fan, enthusiastically supporting his alma mater throughout his life. His love for golf was equally strong, whether he was playing a round or watching a tournament on TV, he found joy and relaxation in the game. Bill was able to play several notable courses in his lifetime with son Chris, which created wonderful memories. Music, especially big band, also held a special place in his heart.Bill is survived by the love of his life, wife Nancy Parmeter. Bill & Nancy met at Paschal High School in Ft. Worth, with their first date amusingly taking place on Halloween night. He is also survived by son Chris Parmeter (Jill) of Magnolia, Texas; and daughter Amy Little (David) of Dripping Springs, Texas. Bill, known as “Fa”, was a devoted grandfather of six – Cody Parmeter and Logan Catt (Zach), Sam, Ashley, Sarah & Jacob Little. He attended numerous programs, games, halftime shows, recitals, competitions, and other various activities of his grandchildren throughout their growing up years. He loved and supported them in all that they did. Bill is also survived by many wonderful family members and great friends.He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Madison “Jack” Parmeter, mother, Ruth Boyd Parmeter, and sister, Carole, and her husband Robert Dolman.Those who knew Bill will remember his easy smile, his sweet demeanor, and the unwavering support he gave to those around him. Bill's life was a testament to the power of kindness and the importance of optimism, even when there are challenges. Bill was a man of quiet faith, and his actions were his testimony. He will be greatly missed, but we take comfort in knowing he is whole and at peace with God in Heaven above.A Celebration of Life service for Bill will be held on Friday, March 1st, at 10:00am at Canyon Church, 4000 E. Highway 290, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, or The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
PR Rao Vemuganti
Oct 04, 1936 - Feb 16, 2024
We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. PR Rao Vemuganti of Austin TX. He passed away at age 87 years on February 16, 2024.Rao had a PhD in Nutrition. He was a devoted family man and a reputed community leader.Rao passed away surrounded by loved ones after a brief battle with age related illness.He is survived by his wife Sujata, son Krishna Archan, daughter-in-law Madhavi and grandson Darsh Veer.The funeral will be a public ceremony at 12:00pm on February 21, 2024, at Beck Funeral Home, 15709 Ranch Road 620, Austin, TX.
Oct 19, 1937 - Feb 17, 2024
Rajeswari Henry, of Austin, Texas, passed away February 17, 2024, at the age of 86.Obituary is pending.
Andres Rodriguez Orta
Sep 16, 1948 - Feb 17, 2024
Our beloved Andres “Pepe” Rodriguez Orta, was called home, on Saturday, February 17, 2024.He is preceded in death by his parents, Martin Orta and Lilly Rodriguez; and his brother, Martin Orta Jr., Son in-law Paul Rojas.Andres is survived by his loving wife, Elena Soriano; children, Crystal (Rey), Barbara, Rufus, David, Rose, and Bertha; grandchildren, Robbie, Reann, Ryan, Natalie, Rey Jr, Sebastián, David Jr, Aubrey, Chelsea, Rufus, Savannah, Rebecca, Stephanie, Jennifer, Lizzette, Jaylin, Angela, Andy, Rosalie, Nick, Christopher; 10 great grandchildren; 2 great, great grandchildren; as well as numerous loving family members and friends.A visitation will be held from 04:00-08:00 p.m., on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Austin Peel and Son Funeral Home, 607 E. Anderson Ln.
Gerald Wood Adair
Sep 06, 1941 - Feb 10, 2024
Gerald Wood Adair was born September 6, 1941, at the “old” Seton Hospital just west of The University of Texas campus. The second of three children born to Sterling Wood and Vee (nee Baumgart) Adair, Gerald was proud to be a native Austinite. After graduating from Austin High School in 1960, Gerald attended Durham Business School for a year. Then he enlisted in the Navy, proudly serving at Naval Air Station Lemore in California. In 1965, Gerald joined the staff at the Texas Water Development Board – a career he enjoyed for 31 years. Gerald served the community as a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Austin Jaycee’s. He was honored as a Jaycee of the Month in 1966. He was a long-time member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and served as an usher there. Beyond that, Gerald volunteered at the Austin Retirement and Nursing Center for several years. And he routinely (and quietly) helped friends and neighbors with rides to medical appointments, trips to the beauty parlor, pet sitting and other needs large and small. He was a kind man. There is one thing that everyone who knew Gerald will confirm – his long-time and hard-core love and devotion to Texas Longhorn athletics. Dating back to his junior high days, when “knothole” tickets to the stadium’s north end were only 50-cents, he was there for every home game. In 1971 he got season tickets. When the Longhorn Foundation was established, Gerald jumped on board quickly as evidenced by his astonishingly low patron number – 16! ? He attended 50 consecutive Texas/OU football games and was present for UT’s National Championship at the Rose Bowl in 2005. Gerald was also an ardent UT baseball and basketball supporter. He attended as many games as possible. Gerald was on hand for the Longhorns’ 2004 appearance in the Final Four in New Orleans. And he was there for baseball’s College World Series win in 2002. A visit to Gerald’s impressive “Longhorn Room” in his home was testimony for his love of all things Longhorn. The sporting events were significant, but the most important aspects of his love for UT sports were the many meaningful friendships Gerald enjoyed through 70 years in the Longhorn community. From Longhorn Foundation members and staff to other avid fans, coworkers, neighbors and friends – Gerald enjoyed the love and good will of so many people. This was truly his community and happy place. Along with his parents, his brother Robert (Bob) Sterling Adair and niece Cindy Adair preceded Gerald in death. He is survived by his sister, Diane Adair Higdon; cousin Gary Blazek; niece Theresa Adair Lawrence (Tim); nephew Jason Sterling Adair (Nanette); and Bob’s wife, Helen Adair, and her son Geoff. Gerald is also survived by great-niece Chelsea Lawrence Coon (Colton) and great-nephew, James Lawrence. He was delighted by the recent arrivals of his great, greats: Emmy Coon and Bodhi Coon. Gerald is also survived by what he considered “extended” family: Scott Wilson, Sissy (Nancy) Wilson and Bobby Drew. Close friends for many years, they enjoyed frequent gatherings and outings. Among Gerald’s favorite was Taco Tuesdays at Sissy and Bobby’s house. He was an important part of an unusually close circle of neighbors. Gerald was grateful to Kaye Beneke, next-door neighbor for many years; Carolyn, Jon, Kate, Will and Hans Ahrens; Ina, Justin, Silas, Ailis and Melodie Power; and Amy, Jason, Lilia and Jasper Williams. One of his favorite activities was driving his classic 1965 El Camino in the Allandale Fourth of July Parade with the neighbor kids throwing candy from the back. Gerald’s passing on ended a long and grueling battle with amyloidosis. He was grateful to Gregg and Michelle Philipson for their untiring support wrangling myriad medical appointments, medications, caregiving options, and opening their hearts to his beloved dog, Millie. He appreciated Laura Anders for her caring visits and ongoing support. A celebration of Gerald’s life is planned for 2:30 PM Wednesday at St. John's United Methodist Church with Burial to follow at Austin Memorial Park. Instead of flowers, Gerald suggested donations to Austin Humane Society, Austin Pets Alive, or St. John’s United Methodist Church.
Dr. William H. Espey, Jr.
Sep 04, 1937 - Feb 17, 2024
Dr. William H. “Bill” Espey, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, mentor and friend, left this earth on February 17, 2024 following a brief battle with cancer. Bill was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 4, 1937, to William H. “Red” Espey and Jessie Marie Upchurch. After Red’s career with the FBI ended, the family, including Bill’s adored younger brother, Bob, moved from the Washington, D.C. area and settled in Dallas where Red worked as an engineer manufacturing Corsair jets. Bill’s sense of duty, even at a young age, led him to join his high school Army ROTC program. His ability as a guard on the football field helped his South Oak Cliff Golden Bears win the Dallas city championship in 1955. Bill turned down a football scholarship at TCU because at the time they did not offer a degree in his planned field of study, engineering. Instead, he was a walk-on at the University of Texas and played on the freshman football team. Bill joked that the team was so bad they forced a coaching change, and the Darrell K. Royal era began. Although an injury ended his football career early, Bill succeeded in the study of civil engineering under his esteemed lifelong mentor, Dr. Ernest F. Gloyna, earning his B.S, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from 1960 to 1965. On July 8, 1960, Bill married Helen Joan “JoAnn” Barnes at First Baptist Dallas, his high school sweetheart and younger sister of Bill’s best friend, Jim Barnes. Their 63-year marriage was the bedrock of his life and gave Bill the family he cherished. JoAnn promoted and contributed to Bill’s career from the early days of assisting with water flow field measurements and adding her exacting administrative skills to Bill’s early businesses to the later years where she charmed business associates with her hospitality, quick wit and sense of humor. Bill began his professional career working for the U.S Geological Survey Water Resources Division and Tracor before co-founding Espey Huston & Associates (EH&A) in 1972. Under the leadership of Bill and his long-time friend and partner, Bob Huston, EH&A grew to become a comprehensive engineering firm employing more than 1,000 people in offices across the country and internationally. The economic bust brought on by the savings and loan crisis of the mid ‘80s forced the sale of EH&A in 1989. At age 52 Bill then started over. In 1995, he founded Espey Consultants, Inc. (EC) with three employees. After growing EC to become one of the premier surface water focused civil engineering firms in the country, Bill sold the company in 2011. After fulfilling his obligations under the purchase in 2017, instead of retirement, Bill started a new job at 80 as a project consultant with LJA Engineering before finally retiring in 2022. The awards and accomplishments Bill earned during his 58-year professional career as a researcher, consultant, educator teaching classes at The University of Texas, and mentor are far too numerous to list. One major highlight is the Urban Unit Hydrograph methodology developed as an outgrowth from his Ph.D. dissertation which still bears his name and is included in textbooks and the “Civil Engineering Reference Manual” for the PE Exam. Bill was instrumental in founding the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute and was a founding member of the American Academy of Water Resource Engineers. In 1980 Bill was named the chairperson of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) First Technical Committee Review of Diversion Flow of Lake Michigan. Bill went on to hold this position through seven more committee appointments spanning 40 years. In 1986, Bill was honored as a Distinguished Graduate of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas. Bill was recognized by the governor of Louisiana for his work with the USACE on post Katrina projects in New Orleans. In 2009, Bill was named Engineer of the Year by The Texas Society of Professional Engineers. Despite his countless awards and accomplishments, what Bill treasured most about his career were the relationships he nurtured with co-workers, clients and developing two generations of young engineers. Notwithstanding his innumerable professional accomplishments, Bill treasured his family above everything. Even with weekly travel for work, he rushed home to attend every sporting event his children participated in and was an active leader of his son’s YMCA Indian Guides tribe. His large shoulder mounted VCR camera was legendary at his son Rick’s high school basketball games and his daughters’, Patricia and Carey, softball games. When Patricia and Carey aged out of the girls’ softball league in Austin, Bill and JoAnn underwrote a new senior league so their daughters could continue to play. As his children married, he welcomed their spouses and their families into his circle. He cherished his role as Grandaddy to his eight grandchildren and attended hundreds of soccer, baseball, lacrosse, football, softball and basketball games and dance recitals and cheer competitions across the state. He facilitated amazing family vacations to Hawaii, The Mediterranean and The Bahamas despite the fact he didn’t like the beach. He also sponsored countless family ski trips when his favorite thing about skiing was “après ski”! His idea of heaven was enjoying a glass of wine on the porch of his home in Angel Fire, New Mexico with kids and grandchildren clamoring around. The more family members the better. In the 1970s, Bill began officiating Austin middle school football games to make money for Christmas gifts for his young family. As the years went on, he was promoted to high school games and was frequently requested on key area championship game officiating teams. He officiated for more than 20 years, long after the need to fund Christmas passed. He loved the game of football and the camaraderie of the officiating teams comprised of men from all walks of life. An enthusiastic, lifelong Texas Longhorn fan, Bill had season football and baseball tickets for decades. In recent years he has treasured attending Texas baseball games with his daughter, Patricia, and her husband Brian. Bill is survived by his wife JoAnn, son Rick Espey (Nancy) of San Antonio, daughter Patricia Loyd (Brian) of Georgetown, daughter Carey Twombly, (James) of Cedar Park, grandchildren David Espey (Taylor D’Andrea) of Santa Monica, CA, Kara Espey Osburn (Levi) of Austin, Chris Twombly (Ashley) of Lubbock, Nick Twombly of Austin, Daniel Espey of Waring, TX, Patrick Twombly of Lubbock, and Ashley and Abby Rivas of Lubbock, great-grandchild Malcolm Osburn, sister in law, Sandy Espey of Houston and adored nieces and nephews and cousins. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Hyde Park Baptist Church, 3901 Speedway, Austin, which was Bill and JoAnn’s home church for more than 65 years, Pastor Danny Bevins officiating. A viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. A reception will be held in Fellowship Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the W. H. Espey Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship for Civil Engineers in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering or a charity of your choice. Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death. John 8:51
Abrum John Lynch
Oct 19, 1937 - Feb 14, 2024
Abrum John (AJ) Lynch, 86, of Red Rock, Texas, passed away on February 14th in Austin, Texas. AJ was born in Bandera, Texas to George and Lois Lynch on October 19, 1937. He attended elementary and middle school in Bandera and high school in San Antonio at Sam Houston High School. He married Pansy Marie Prutch on August 30, 1958 in San Antonio. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1959.AJ then entered the Junior Executive Training program with Southwestern Bell Telephone company. AJ’s 37 year career with Southwestern Bell relocated the family several times with jobs in Dallas, Corpus Christi, Uvalde, Austin, St. Louis, Kansas City and Houston. He served 8 years in the Navy reserve. In 1976 he moved to Houston for the third time and remained there until his retirement in 1996. He was involved in numerous organizations such as Rotary International, where he served as the President of the Houston Club and as the Lombardi Award Chairman, The Houston Breakfast Club, Boy Scouts of America where he received the Silver Beaver Award, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Board of Directors for American Automobile Association of Texas(AAA), Chairman of the Board for Houston Community College and Chairman of the Board Twelve Oaks Hospital.After retirement, AJ returned to his agricultural roots raising cattle on his ranch in Red Rock. AJ and Pansy loved to travel and visited 49 of the 50 states. He enjoyed pheasant hunting in South Dakota every October.AJ is survived by his wife of 65 years, Pansy, his children, Scott & wife Tina, Randall & wife Kay, Marie & husband Allen Hamblen, his grandchildren, Ryan Lynch, Reagan Lynch, Andrew Lynch, Alaine Hamblen, Meghan Lynch and Duncan Hamblen and his great grandchildren Traeger Lynch and Brecken Lynch.AJ is preceded in death by his parents George and Lois Lynch, his brother, George Lynch, his sisters Mary Lou Gary and Joann Ladas.A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:30PM on Saturday March 16th at the Lynch Ranch, RedRock, TX. Contact the family for directions.In lieu of flowers, the family requests you gift your favorite charity. The family of AJ wishes to extend our sincere thanks for the prayers and support we have received. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Abrum John Lynch, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Reuben L. Johnson Sr.
Aug 22, 1940 - Feb 08, 2024
Reuben L. Johnson Sr. Aka "Yak" was born August 22,1940 in Austin Texas to the late Ruby Lee Johnson and Jack Walker. Reuben accepted Christ at an early age, he was a member of the Clarksville Community. In later years he joined Greater Love Baptist Church. Reuben attended and graduated from L. C. Anderson High class of 1959. He was on the L.C. Anderson 1957 football team when they won the State championship, Jeresy # 55. Reuben dedicated 37 years with the UT. Shuttle System and 30 years with the Austin Independent School District. Rueben was a Jack of all trades . He welcomed everyone with open arms, He loved his children and grandchild unconditionally he also loved fishing and enjoyed those bus ride to the Casinos. Reuben L. Johnson was married to the LeaVern Johnson Williams : which four children were created from this union. Edward Eugene Johnson, Reuben L. Johnson Jr., Yolanda Johnson Wilson and Alonzo Johnson . Reuben is preceded in death by the love of his life wife Merilyss Parks Johnson, his mother Ruby Lee Johnson, his father Jake Walker, sister Verna Yvonne Blaine,brothers James "Jimmy" Johnson (Etta Fay ) Harold Blaine (Brenda) his grandson Joshua Edward Wilson,and both stepson's Gerald Caldwell and Varnard Caldwell Sr. Reuben later married on June 13, 1986 to the late Merilyss Parks Johnson of 37 years. He leaves to cherish his children, Yolanda E. Wilson (Raymond) of Manor TX. Reuben L. Johnson Jr. of Austin Tx. Alonzo Johnson of CA. Stepdaughter April Gayden (Marx) of Plugerville Tx. Stepson Reginald S. Caldwell Jr. (Audrey) of Austin Tx. Grandchidren Tarmara Li'Shae Wilson, Shamika Johnson, Codi Bryant, Milton Johnson, Aril and Eboni Gayden and a host of great granchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Timothy 4: 6-8 For I am now ready to be offered and the Time of my departure is at hand, I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; hence forth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day:and not to me only but unto all them also that love his appearing.