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Anthony Ornelas

Jan 10, 1996 - Nov 27, 2023

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New Braunfels, TX

Anthony Joe Ornelas, 27, entered into eternal rest on November 27, 2023 in El Paso, TX. Anthony is survived by his loving parents, Felipe G. Ornelas and Raquel L. Ornelas. Brother, Felipe Ornelas Jr. and sister, Melissa Ornelas. Also leaving behind his niece and nephews, Brandon Acata, Trey Ornelas, Isaiah Ornelas and Sofia Ornelas. Anthony was very loved and will always be missed. * * * Services are pending * * *

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Robert Anthony Filut

Oct 12, 1954 - Feb 02, 2024

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New Braunfels, TX

"Robert Anthony Filut, 69, of Palmhurst, Texas, went home to the arms of Christ at his home in New Braunfels, Texas after a brief battle with advanced pancreatic cancer on February 2nd, 2024. He was born in Mission Texas on October 12th, 1954 to Richard and Viola Filut. He graduated from Sharyland High School where he met the love of his life, Shirley Ann Filut. After Shirley\u0027s passing in 1998 he married his best friend Jenel Keys until her passing in 2019. Robert was proceeded in death by parents Richard and Viola Filut, his wife Shirley as well as his late wife Jenell Keys and his brother Jim. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Jason (Lisa) Filut, Katherine (Nathan) Pipoly, Justin (Melanie) Keys, Tracy (Cheryl) Keys, his grandchildren Grace, Isabella, Samantha, Robert, Noah, Kalee, Eli, Ryan as well as his siblings Mary Bohanon and Bill Filut. Robert loved the outdoors and despised technology. His absolute favorite place to be was on a tractor teaching his grandkids about life. He was an amazing father, grandfather and confidant to all who knew him. Although he will be missed, his spirit will live in all of us until we see him again, when we are each called home to the arms of Jesus. Visitation will be at Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen, TX from 5:00PM - 8:00PM on Thursday the 8th of February, 2024. Services will be held at St Paul Lutheran Church in McAllen, TX at 1:30 PM on Friday the 9th of February, 2024. Graveside Services will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Taylor Road. In lieu of flowers, we are requesting a memorial gift in Robert\u0027s memory to MD Anderson Cancer research."

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Mary Frances Hardester

Mar 22, 1928 - Feb 21, 2024

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New Braunfels, TX

Mary Frances Hardester, age 95, passed away on February 21, 2024 in New Braunfels, TX. She was born on March 22, 1928 in Cullman, Alabama to the late John and Lydia (Turner) Plunkett. She was Baptist by faith. Mary was affectionately known as “Fran” by all who knew and loved her. Fran moved to Alexandria, VA with her late husband, Warren, and later moved to Ocala, FL in the 70’s when he retired. Fran enjoyed working in her yard and tending to the flowers. She moved to Texas later in life to be close to her family. She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Frances Arlene Mason. Survivors include her granddaughters, Heather Doane (Rick) and Lindsay Wilkinson (Matt); great granddaughters, Carly and Jocelyn Wilkinson; brother John Plunkett and numerous nieces and nephews that loved her dearly. An intimate celebration of life will take place at 10:00am, Friday, March 1, 2024 at Rio Terra Assisted Living in New Braunfels, TX 78130. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, 5740 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, FL 34480. Fran’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the special caregivers at Hope Hospice and Rio Terra for their support. Fond memories and words of condolences for her family may be shared at www.ForestLawnOcala.com.

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Robert Edward Warner

Apr 27, 1929 - Feb 25, 2024

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New Braunfels, TX

Robert Edward Warner, age 94, of New Braunfels, Texas passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Robert was born in San Antonio, TX. A visitation for Robert will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78218. A funeral service will occur Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78218. A graveside service will occur Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209.

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James H. Tapley

Aug 02, 1958 - Feb 23, 2024

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New Braunfels, TX

James H. Tapley, 65, of New Braunfels, TX, passed away on February 23, 2024. He was born on August 2, 1958. Jim was a friend to many and loved to help those around him. He cared deeply for his wife, Chris, and loved Jesus. Jim is survived by his wife, Chris; sons, Josh and Jesse; daughter-in-law, Jeanette; and grandchildren, Mercedes, Ezekiel, Sophia, Titus, and Zoe. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Tapley, and father, JW Tapley. Jim attended Hayworth High School and went on to work for over 25 years at Tesoro as a refinery and control center operator, both in Alaska and San Antonio, Texas. He worshipped at Oakwood Church and enjoyed cycling, fishing (particularly salmon fishing in Alaska), and engaging in building projects. The memorial service will be held on March 1st, 2024, at Oakwood Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mission: New Braunfels, a ministry of Oakwood. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels Texas.

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John M. Karakula Jr.

Oct 23, 1937 - Feb 20, 2024

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New Braunfels, TX

John M. Karakula Jr., born October 23, 1937, in Hadley, Massachusetts, passed away February 20, 2024, in New Braunfels, Texas at the age of 86. John is a Vietnam veteran who served in the United States Air Force and retired a Master Sergeant.? He enjoyed building model kits - airplanes mostly - and his real passion was model trains.? He enjoyed the hobby enough that he opened his own business “Leisure Time Hobby Shop” in San Antonio, which he ran for close to 10 years in the 80s. After meeting in Hawaii where he was stationed and she was on TDY, he married Peggy (Gould) Karakula, on June 10, 1967, and spent their 56 years together living in San Antonio and then New Braunfels.? He is survived by his wife, Peggy Karakula of New Braunfels, son David and his wife Eva of Athens, Alabama, daughter Dawn of New Braunfels, two granddaughters Makenzie and Emmalee, brother Richard and sister Patricia of Northampton, Massachusetts.? He was preceded in death by his parents, John M. Karakula Sr., and Victoria (Veiner) Karakula of Hadley, Massachusetts. A graveside will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.? In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to your local animal shelter for John loved his animals and couldn’t pass on giving a stray dog or cat a home.

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Marilyn J Holcomb

Jul 23, 1933 - Feb 20, 2024

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New Braunfels, TX

Marilyn J Holcomb passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in New Braunfels, Texas at the age of 90. Born on July 23, 1933 in Gering, Nebraska, she was the daughter of the late John Heinrich and Mary Badel Heinrich. Marilyn married her husband Robert “Bob” Holcomb on September 27, 1953. During their marriage they lived in North Platte, NE, Casper, WY, & Victoria, TX. Marilyn enjoyed reading, knitting and sewing. She was a talented seamstress who enjoyed sewing for family & friends. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister as well as for her strength, independence, and generosity. Marilyn is survived by her daughters Tanya Kendall (Bob) of Denver, CO, and Kristy Schledewitz (Steve) of New Braunfels, TX, granddaughters Amy Castillo ( Ruben), Nicole Jerngian (Michael) , and Ramie Kendall. Marilyn was also great-grandmother to Holden, Brooks, Jeslyn, Corbin, and Colton. She is also survived by her sister Sharon Davis of Great Falls, MT. In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Holcomb, and brother, Arden Heinrich. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her late husband. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marilyn’s name to Hope Hospice in New Braunfels

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Ymelda D. Benavides

Jan 06, 1949 - Feb 18, 2024

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New Braunfels, TX

Ymelda D. Benavides Obituary Ymelda D. Benavides, “Melly”, was born to Martin and Rebecca C. Delgado on January 6, 1949 in New Braunfels, Texas. She attended Lone Star Elementary and New Braunfels High School. In 1967 she met the love of her life, her “muñeco”, Robert G. Benavides and married him in 1968. During their 56 years of marriage, she devoted her life to her home and raising her children. She enjoyed cooking and having friends over for coffee and fellowship. She also enjoyed traveling with her family, extended family, and friends. Most of all, she devoted her life to her Christian faith. God blessed Ymelda with an angelic voice and sang at various places of worship. It was of no surprise that her sons shared her musical talent. They started a Christian music band, La Familia Benavides. A true servant of God, Ymelda was an example of a women driven by her purpose and faith. She always made friends with anyone she met and never hesitated to pray for family, friends, and even strangers. She truly showed others what it was like to love like Jesus. Ymelda could light up a room with her witty and humorous nature always making people laugh. And boy did she love food! She was ready to go anywhere and anytime food was involved. There was never a dull moment when you were around her. Her smile and laughter lit up the room. Ymelda’s faith remained unshakeable even in her final moments. She worshipped Jesus to the very end. She will always be remembered for her full devotion to Jesus Christ. The family thanks all the medical staff and Walmart pharmaceutical team who cared for Ymelda. Ymelda is survived by her beloved husband Robert G. Benavides and sons Roland D. Benavides (Anna Marie) and Robert D. Benavides (Christine) and step-daughters Norma Benavides and Patricia G. Benavides (Raad Alawan), daughter-in-law Donna Benavides, and sisters Raquel Castilleja, Rosa Martinez (Manuel), Becky Billiot, Marisol Quintero (Tito), and brother Juan Delgado (Brenda). She is also survived by nine grandchildren - Audrey Imperial (Joseph), Jeremy Benavides (Kenzie), Joshua Benavides (Allyson), Aaron Benavides (Whitney), Joseph Benavides (Lacey), Robby LeAnn Benavides, Faith Pistole (Chance), Nicholas Martinez, Noah Benavides, and numerous great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents Martin and Rebecca Delgado, son Rudolph D. Benavides, great-grandson Emiliano Pistole, six brothers and two sisters. A viewing will be held at Zoeller Funeral Home, 615 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas on March 1, 2024 from 3:00-7:00 pm followed by an interment on March 15, 2024 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, Texas. Time to be determined.

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Richard Lynn Scheer

Jun 02, 1945 - Feb 18, 2024

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New Braunfels, TX

Richard Lynn Scheer, 78, of New Braunfels, Texas bravely left this world on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Richard was born to Halley Scheer and Martha Scheer (formerly Wolfe) on June 2, 1945, in Houston, Texas. Known as Pinky to his friends and family, Richard grew up in Houston as an avid Houston Buffaloes, Colt .45s and later Houston Astros fan. Richard graduated from Charles H. Milby High School in 1963 where he participated in Junior ROTC and excelled in leadership. Richard continued his education at the University of Houston, earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a commission in the United States Army in 1968. Richard served his country from 1968 to 1975, spending time in Vietnam in 1970-1971. During his last years of service, Richard was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas where he met and married Elfriede Tresbach. Upon his honorable discharge, Richard attended the Baylor School of Law earning his Juris Doctorate in 1978. His law career began with a clerkship in Tyler, Texas and later practicing law in Fort Worth. In 1984, Richard relocated to Beaumont, Texas and began working for Strong, Pipkin, Nelson & Bissell. Richard became a partner in Strong, Pipkin, Bissell and Ledyard in 1988 where he remained until retirement in 1998. While Richard had great professional success, he was most proud of the life he built with Elfriede and their children. As an avid reader, Richard read several books at one time. He traveled all over the US enjoying both national parks and historical sites with his family. At home, Richard enjoyed classic movies, Laurel & Hardy, and the music of bygone eras. Richard became a widower in 2002, but life’s beautiful journey opened his heart to Dr. Mary Kelley in 2006. Richard and Mary were introduced by a mutual friend and began a sweet courtship which led to marriage in May 2009. Richard and Mary continued to travel, including trips to Europe, River Cruises and taking their Corvette along Route 66. Richard and Mary settled in New Braunfels, Texas and enjoyed their time together with their family and pets. Richard is survived by his wife, Dr. Mary Scheer; son Christopher Scheer (wife Marisol); daughter Kathryne West (husband Russell); stepchildren Michael Valentine, Barbara Baldwin, Rick Valentine, Sara Kelley, and Christopher Kelley; grandchildren Kimberly Valentine, Elise Bogucki (husband Nicholas), Angelica Scheer, Richard A. Scheer, and Shor Kelley; and great granddaughters Mina Bogucki and Clara Bogucki. Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Scheer; father, Halley Scheer; wife, Elfriede Scheer; infant daughter, Michelle Scheer; sister, Celia Scheer; and brother, David Scheer. A service for Richard will be held at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Visitation will begin at 9am with the service beginning at 10am. A graveside service with full military honors will occur after the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the New Braunfels, Texas Humane Society or the Dr. Mary L. Scheer and Richard L. Scheer Scholarship in History and Culture at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff of Houston Methodist Hospital and Hospice nurse Claudia for their dedication and care during our Opa’s brave battle.

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Roy Gene Rogers

May 22, 1948 - Feb 18, 2024

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New Braunfels, TX

Roy Gene Rogers,