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Farrell Desselle Sr

Nov 13, 1936 - Nov 25, 2023

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Cedar Park, TX

Farrell L. Desselle Sr. passed away on November 21, 2023, following a brief illness. Born on November 13, 1936, in Bordelonville, Louisiana, Farrell was the beloved son of Howard and Valaska (Nina) Desselle. Farrell embarked on a life of service and dedication from the very beginning. He graduated from Louisiana State University in May 1959 with a degree in Business Administration and went on to be commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the US Army, Counter Intelligence Corps. This marked the beg...Read More

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Pascual Torres

May 07, 1944 - Feb 10, 2024

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Cedar Park, TX

Remembering a wonderful and loving father!In loving memory of an amazing father, grandfather, great-grandfather and father-in-law.Pascual Torres passed away on February 10, 2024. He was an amazing man who showed his children lessons to succeed in life and loved them in his own special way. Pascual sacrificed working multiple jobs to provide for his family of eight till 2015 when he retired from Austin ISD, due to medical reasons, his work ethics was like no other and he would’ve worked till his last day. He would always make you feel warm and welcome and loved to be around his family. The Torres household was full of family for every holiday, birthday or any special event.Pascual and his late wife Trinidad raised their eight children in Austin, Texas till they found their happy “home” in Cedar Park, Texas where he resided till his last day. He was loved by his children, grandchildren and especially his great-grandchildren. “Pepo” as he was called always made sure to have ice cream ready for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren!Pascual is preceded in death by his wife, Trinidad Torres. He is survived by his eight children; son, Victor Torres (Silvia), son Carlos Torres Sr (Sandra), daughter Maria Reyes (late husband Wilson), son Juan Torres, daughter Monica Torres, daughter Ebajelina Torres, daughter Jackie Torres (Blas), daughter Xóchitl Solís (Toribio). Pascual is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Alex Medina, Adrian Medina, Marc Torres, Carlos Torres Jr, Robert Torres, Cristian Solís, Estevan Lizcano, and Manuel Rodriguez.

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Pauline Salinas Segovia

Mar 15, 1955 - Feb 13, 2024

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Cedar Park, TX

Pauline Salinas Segovia, of Cedar Park, Texas, passed away February 13, 2024, at the age of 68.Obituary is pending.

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James Paul Collins

Dec 26, 1926 - Feb 11, 2024

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Cedar Park, TX

James Paul Collins, of Cedar Park, Texas, passed away February 11, 2024, at the age of 97.Obituary is pending.

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William Clayton McBride

Jan 01, 1937 - Feb 08, 2024

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Cedar Park, TX

William Clayton McBride passed away Thursday, February 8 2024. He was 86, born in 1937. We lost something rare that day: a man of great character in the old sense. He would have much preferred to be remembered as Bill. As Dad or Granddad. Brother or Uncle. Neighbor or Friend. Those names better reflect his honest and deep humility.In many ways, Bill led a remarkable life. He was a talented golfer, lettering in high school. He red-shirted onto the University of Texas swim team. He graduated with enough credits for almost two full degrees: in math and geophysics.Under President Kennedy, Bill served in the 3rd U.S. Infantry: “The Old Guard,” our nation’s pre-eminent Presidential Guard, and the oldest active-duty unit in the United States Army.A true Texan at heart, Bill traveled all over the world. He lived for almost a decade overseas, in a newly independent Singapore, and in Perth, Western Australia. He travelled to every continent except for Antarctica; visited over twenty-five different countries. He swam in every ocean except the Arctic. His oil exploration team was key in mapping Western Australia's shallow salt table—important in a land with very little natural fresh water. To say that Bill had an adventuresome palate would be a gross understatement. He never met an exotic food he would not at least try, and most likely he would have something nice to say about it. There were exceptions of course. He once had the honor of eating camel-hoof stew on the border of Mongolia—a rare Chinese delicacy straight out of an Indiana Jones movie. Bill described it as hairy spaghetti in a thick and pungent meat broth. As guest of honor he was expected to finish the whole dish. Apparently, Chinese whiskey was a great help.It is unlikely you heard many of these stories from Bill himself. Or, if you did, he might have rushed through the details, or minimized his own contribution. On occasion, you could get him to talk at length about hobbies. He loved reading. He was a gifted armchair scholar of World War II, and dedicated backyard birder. If you ever asked him about birds you could depend on a long, detailed chat.But at his core, Bill’s accomplishments and adventures weren’t as important to him as the people he shared his life with.Bill would much rather talk about the great volunteers at the food pantry—how they managed so much with so little support. He was in awe at the Habitat for Humanity carpenters. He loved his neighbors for checking in and stopping by to talk about football or their own families. He felt great pride in being invited by the ladies at his church to join their monthly lunch.He loved to remember his mother Louise’s out-of-this-world southern cooking and chocolate pie. His father Albert “Doc” McBride’s trips to New York as a fashion buyer. His son Kyle’s band. The latest book his son Wes was reading. His brother Bob’s deep sense of humor, or his enviable life in the country.He could spend hours over a costume his granddaughter Presley had made, or a video of Erin leading her high school marching band—a video he watched over and over. He greatly admired his two daughters-in-law and his niece: Noelle and Stacy for being part of education (the noble profession in his eyes), and Sara for her adventuresome spirit and her kindred love of travel.But most of all Bill loved talking about his wife, Judy, who died in 2007. She was the great love of his life, and his dearest and closest friend.In the years to come we will dearly miss our father, our brother, our grandfather, our friend. But we can find comfort in the knowledge that Bill is finally coming home, in a sense, to rest with his true beloved.

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Lake Ward Rhodes

Oct 30, 1938 - Feb 06, 2024

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Cedar Park, TX

Lake Ward Rhodes went to heaven on February 6, 2024. He was 85 years old.Lake was born in Miami, Arizona, on October 30th, 1938, to Jack and Mary Lou Rhodes (Payne). Lake spent his growing up years in Mesa, Arizona, and graduated from Mesa High School in 1957. Following high school, Lake served three years in the United States Army before beginning his 30+ year career with the Arizona Department of Transportation.Lake’s incredible memory lives on through his loving wife of 34 years, Carol Rhodes; children, Chance Rhodes (Stacy) and Chanin Torres (Robert); grandchildren, Kari Rhodes Pereira (Terence), Kristi Rhodes Felker (Brad), Kaitlyn Rhodes Duddridge (Tye), Jarrod Martin, Kasey Martin (Stephani), Shelbi Martin Randolph (Brandon); bonus children and grandchildren, Robin Latham (Eddie), Randy Huskey (Bobbi Jo), Nick McCoy, Carrie McCoy Comisso (Joe), Tim McCoy (Amy), Jessica McCoy (Misti), Lindsey Fricke, Izzy Huskey, Lily Huskey, Egan Huskey; and great-grandchildren, Owen, Etta, Dylan, Kelsey, Addy, Colin, Aidyn, Rorie, Finley Lake, Jackson, Bennett, Brady, Olivia, Carlyn, Cade, Casen and Rylee; his brother, Fay David Rhodes (Judy); nieces, Debbie Rhodes Keteyian and Abbi Rhodes; Lake was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew David Rhodes.Lake was loved by his family and held many titles over the years, including Dad, Grandpa, Papa, Pops, and sometimes Grumps.His favorite pastimes included spending time with family, teaching his grands how to shoot a basketball or how to catch a fish. He was often found riding the bleachers, cheering for, and encouraging his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as they participated in their favorite sports activities: baseball, swimming, soccer, cheerleading, football, softball, basketball. During the holidays, he loved to hide Easter eggs for the grandkids, and at Christmas time, much to his grandchildren’s dismay, he insisted they slow down and open their gifts one at a time. Lake was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed taking his boat to the lake, sometimes for fishing and sometimes taking the tube out to pull his grands around the water. Lake’s favorite vacations centered around visiting fishing spots in various states, employing guides to take him out fishing for trout or salmon, and deep-sea fishing, as well. He was often heard yelling “fish on”, hoping someone would be there to snap a photo, regardless of the size of the fish. Lake and Fay David, “big brother” and “little brother”, were lifelong friends. They often began their phone calls by singing a song together. Lake inherited a love of music from his Dad, an accomplished musician. As young men, he and his brother occasionally joined their Dad in making music – Lake on the drums, Fay David on the guitar. Lake encouraged his grandchildren to bring their instruments and form groups at family gatherings for a “mini” concert. Later in life, Lake was often seen with a harmonica, ukulele, or mandolin in hand, and enjoyed impromptu jam sessions with his son, Chance, and son-in-law, Robert. Lake developed an appreciation of gardening from his parents. A great incentive was being permitted to fill his wagon with the harvest and sell it around the neighborhood. This was his first memory of earning money which enabled him and his little brother to spend the afternoon at the Mesa swimming pool, and the evening at the local movie theater. Early in 1989, Lake and Carol met at a bus stop in Tempe, Arizona. They were married in November 1989. After retiring from ADOT, Lake and Carol moved to their retirement property outside of Rolla, MO, fulfilling Lake’s lifelong dream to live in the country. There they enjoyed clearing their wooded 25-acres, building their home and barn, raising sheep and chickens, and planting fruit trees and a vegetable garden. Their family enjoyed visiting them there: driving the ATVs, tractors, and lawn mowers, feeding animals, gathering eggs, and enjoying the beautiful MO countryside.Lake became a Christ follower and was baptized in 1987. Gathering to worship has always been an important part of Lake and Carol’s lives. They were married at Bethany Community Church, in Tempe, AZ. At their little country church, Victor Baptist Church in Anutt, MO, Lake hosted a walking group for seniors, helped with vacation bible school, and spent time in the church gym, playing basketball with the youth. Upon moving to Cedar Park, Texas, in 2011, Lake and Carol joined New Hope First Baptist Church and became members of the “Happy Hour Hope Group”, their Sunday School class, which they found particularly welcoming and encouraging.Heartfelt thanks to the “Hope Group” at New Hope First Baptist Church and to Hospice Austin for their incredible support. New Hope Church | Baptist Church in Cedar Park, Texas (discovernewhope.com)Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope First Baptist Church - “Operation Christmas Child”.

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Peggy Bass-Jones

Mar 06, 1937 - Feb 08, 2024

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Cedar Park, TX

Peggy Bass-Jones, of Cedar Park, Texas, passed away February 8, 2024, at the age of 86.Obituary is pending.

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Bertha 'Irene' Moya

Mar 18, 1938 - Jan 31, 2024

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Cedar Park, TX

Bertha ‘Irene’ Moya, age 85 passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 31, 2024, and was called to her eternal resting place by our Heavenly Father. She was born March 18, 1938, to her loving parents Pete and Bertha Moya. Irene was born and raised in East Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1956 before becoming a beloved mother and homemaker.She was preceded in death by her daughter, Roslyn Gaona and granddaughter, Brittany Gaona, and her parents, Pete and Bertha Moya and her brother, Richard Moya.She attended Metz and Palm Elementary schools, Allan Junior High, and Austin High School. Early in her adult life, Irene worked for the Texas Teacher Retirement System and later managed a medical clinic in Houston, TX. She eventually focused on being a full-time homemaker for her four children and later in life, her grandchildren who referred to her as their 'Lolly'. Irene’s love for her family was her guiding light in life. She will also be remembered fondly for her strength, her laughter and kindness. She loved social gatherings, music, dancing, and her Catholic faith and church. Irene’s wit was sure to put a smile on others' faces. She will be deeply missed by all who have had the pleasure to know and love her.Irene is survived by her eldest son, Albert Caballero and wife Lucy of Kyle, TX, daughter Cindy Silva of Round Rock, TX, and son Eric Ramos and wife Anna of Pflugerville, TX. Grandchildren, Bryan Silva and wife Angie, Steven Silva, Christopher Ramos, and Sarah Maree Ramos; Great Grandchildren Molly Silva, Vivian Silva, Victoria Silva, Carmen Silva, Scarlette Silva, Seth Silva, Mark Hager and Madison Hockett; sister-in-law, Gertie Moya; and her dear sister, Christine Moya Gaona, who always found time to spend with her celebrating life and caring for her during her illness; she also had special nieces and nephews, and other loving family and friends, including Lupe Ramos, who she spent 40 years with in a loving marriage and family. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2024, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. following the rosary. Burial will follow at Assumption Cemetery.The family would like to thank you for your prayers and support during this time. Your shared memories, comforting condolences, and gestures of love are truly appreciated.

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Elizabeth Anne Arizmendi

Nov 02, 1946 - Feb 02, 2024

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Cedar Park, TX

Elizabeth Anne Arizmendi, a loving grandma and mother passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 2, 2024. She was born on November 2, 1946 to parents Baltazar Arevalo Barrera and Gertrude (Cebellas) Barrera in El Paso, Texas.Known as Betty, she grew up with her three siblings EdnaMae, Edward and Eloy in Brownsville, TX. Betty graduated from Villa Maria High School in Brownsville, TX. She worked at PUB and met Jeffrey Arizmendi who she married in 1973. They had one daughter, Deborah, and later moved to Moses Lake, Washington in 1984. Betty, a devoted mother moved to Arizona and later back to Texas along with Deborah as she finished college, began her career and started a family. She could always be found supporting Deborah and her husband Kris in caring for their son, Kolton. She was present at every flag football game, swim practice/meet, soccer practice/game and any other activity that he was involved in. She referred to him as her “baby boy” and loved him dearly. Along with Betty was her four legged companion Harley who accompanied her everywhere.She was preceded in death by her parents Baltazar Arevalo Barrera and Gertrude (Cebellas) Barrera.Survivors: Daughter Deborah Arizmendi-Kopack, son-in-law Kristopher Kopack, grandson Kolton Kopack, Jeffrey Arizmendi, siblings EdnaMae Barrera, Edward Barrera (Rita), Eloy Barrera; niece Shiela Barrera-Nonhof (Duane); nephew Toby Barrera (Diane)

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Wayne Allen Habermacher

Nov 07, 1932 - Feb 03, 2024

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Cedar Park, TX

Wayne Allen Habermacher, age 91, of Cedar Park, Texas passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wayne's memory may be made to Mobile Loaves & Fishes, 9301 Hog Eye Road, Suite 950, Austin, Texas 78724 US, https://mlf.org/honor-memorial/; and Catholic Charities of Central Texas, 1625 Rutherford Ln., Austin, Texas 78754 US, https://ccctx.org/donate/ or to a charity of your choice.

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Glen Herbert Beeler

Jan 28, 1927 - Jan 29, 2024

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Cedar Park, TX

Glen Herbert Beeler was born in Addicks, Texas, on January 28, 1927, to Arthur Howard and Ellaretta (Mapps) Beeler. He attended school in Alief and Addicks, graduating from Addicks High School in 1943. Glen was born with a club foot, and he endured many surgeries to correct it as much as possible. He was always grateful to the Shriners for their part in helping him with the surgery and learning to walk again, and he went on to become a basketball star at Addicks High School and later a basketball referee for many years. Glen went to work for Humble Pipeline Company when he was eighteen years old, working six days a week in the Mail Room. He eventually moved to the Accounting Department and finished his forty-one years with Exxon in the Purchasing Department. While working at Exxon, he coached the women’s softball team, where he met his future wife, Claudine Dorsey. They were married on September 16, 1949, and went on to have three children, Glen, Jr., Mary, and John. Glen and Claudine lived in Houston for the first fifteen years of their marriage, then moved to Katy in 1964. While living in Katy, Glen coached little league baseball. He noticed here was no opportunity for boys to play football other than starting in the seventh grade, so he started a youth football program. Word got out around town, and many fourth, fifth, and sixth grade boys showed up on Saturday mornings. The only requirement was having a helmet. Shoulder pads were preferred, but not required. There is a whole generation of grown-up kids from Katy who still refer to him as “Coach”. Upon retiring from Exxon in 1986, Glen and Claudine immediately began working with the senior citizens at their church, organizing potluck dinners, outings to see the bluebonnets and Astros, game nights, and many other activities. They continued until moving to Round Rock in 1999, where the volunteer activities continued to flourish. Glen volunteered in the library at Gattis Elementary School and mentored students at Ridgeview Middle School and Success High School. He was named Mentor of the Year one year at Success. He was also the bingo caller at Family Eldercare (now AGE of Central Texas) and shopped regularly at the Dollar Store to get prizes to award to the winners. Additionally, he baked cookies each week, bagging them in groups of six, and taking them to residents of assisted living and nursing homes. He helped at the Round Rock Serving Center and was a volunteer visitor for Hospice Compassas. Church was always the center of focus for Glen and Claudine, and he served as a deacon and elder at several churches throughout the years. His greatest wish was that his friends, family and strangers come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior, and he loved to share the gospel story with anyone who would listen. Glen died peacefully at home on January 29, 2024, at the age of 97 years and one day. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Francis and Gerald, sister Ruby (Beeler) Schafer, and wife of sixty-three years, Claudine. He leaves behind a son, Glen, Jr., daughter Mary and son-in-law David Cardiff, son John and daughter-in-law Diana Beeler, and five grandchildren who were the light of his life: Kara (Beeler) Hazen and husband Andrew, Jonathan Beeler, Jared Cardiff and wife Melanie, Holly (Cardiff) Thomas and husband Luke, and Victoria Beeler. He also leaves ten great-grandchildren by whom he was much loved and adored. Rest in peace, Poppy. Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

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