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Maria Riojas-Castro

Sep 28, 1962 - Oct 21, 2023

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Buda, TX

Maria del Scorro Riojas-Castro, age 61, of Buda, Texas passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. cookwaldencapitalparks. com for the Riojas-Castro family.

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Culpherna Basey

Dec 05, 1936 - Feb 19, 2024

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Buda, TX

On February 19, 2024, Culpherna “Tootsie” Basey of Buda and Austin, Texas peacefully passed in her sleep at the age of 87. Tootsie was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on December 5, 1936. All her life she was lovingly called Tootsie by all who knew and loved her. Her family figured it was easier than saying Culpherna. She lived the majority of her life with her mother Lottie Marie until she passed in 1999 and her father George, until he passed in 1965 in the Swede Hill area of Austin, Texas. She graduated from Austin High School in 1956. She worked at Capital National Bank first and then The Perry Brookes Building as an elevator operator back when that was a needed role for elevators, sharing her infectious smile and positive attitude with all. Later in her life, she went to work at the Austin State Hospital in the Canteen until she retired in 1997 after 21 years of service. After her mother’s passing, she moved to Buda, Texas to be closer to her younger sister Wanda and her family, husband Louis Townsend, son Keith Townsend and his wife Linda Barr, and grandson Sterling Townsend, and granddaughter Rachel Townsend., who cared for her until the end. She is survived by her sister Wanda Basey Townsend, sister Georgie Marie Hassler and son Brain Hassler, brother Kenneth Basey and his current wife Renee Basey his sons Chuck Basey (Kathy) and Scott Basey (Christie), and brother Willie Basey and his wife Carol Basey their kids Darry, Audra, Deana and Kevin. Along with numerous great nieces and nephews. Family and friend’s visitation will be held at Cook Waldon Funeral Home on North Lamar on Sunday, February 25,2024 from 12PM to 2PM. Graveside Service at Austin Memorial Cemetery on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 12PM. The family would like to thank the following groups and individuals who made her last days as comfortable as possible; the doctors, nurses and social workers at Ascension Seton Hays in Kyle, the caregivers at Legend Oaks in Kyle specifically, Mannie, Mary, Oni, Powlla and Diane, and finally Veronica with St Gabriel’s Hospice who took care of Tootsie.

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Kenneth McCrary

Feb 05, 1945 - Feb 09, 2024

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Buda, TX

Kenneth McCrary of Buda, Texas passed away on Feb 9, 2024. His loved ones are composing his obituary, which you will be able to read here.

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Cheryl Ann Warren

Jun 22, 1989 - Jan 31, 2024

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Buda, TX

Cheryl Ann Warren, a beacon of laughter and love, departed our world too soon on January 31, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on June 22, 1989, in Dallas, Texas, Cheryl's infectious smile and boundless energy were a gift to all who knew her. She passed away in the comforting and loving presence of her family in Buda, Texas. She leaves behind a legacy of joy, resilience, and unwavering positivity.Cheryl, a Dallas Cowboys fan through and through, found joy not just in the game but in the shared experience with fellow fans. Her passion for life was as expansive as the Texas sky. She had an innate ability to turn the mundane into the extraordinary, whether it was a family meal at On The Border or a road trip to a new destination. Cheryl's love for travel was more meaningful to her than just the places she saw, but also evident in the people she met and the experiences she shared with her beloved partner, Justin Ashton, and their cherished daughter, Jazula.As a graduate of Gallaudet University, where she studied Social Work, Cheryl was a guiding light in her community. Her career as an Elementary Behavior Intervention Specialist was more than a job; it was her calling. She empowered young minds to overcome challenges with the same determination she showed every day of her life. Her commitment to her work was matched only by her dedication to her family, including her mother Julie, brother Kyle, partner Justin, and the light of her life: her daughter Jazula.Cheryl's approach to life was simple: be funny, be passionate, be loving. She brought humor to the darkest of days, passion to the most mundane tasks, and love to every heart she touched. Her laughter was a melody that played in the hearts of her friends and family, a tune that will echo in their memories forever.To know Cheryl was to know immense love. She poured her heart into being the best mother to Jazula, shaping her world with the same care and attention she devoted to her students. Her partnership with Justin was a testament to her belief in love's transformative power, a bond that was as deep as it was joyful.In the tapestry of life, Cheryl was a most vibrant thread, weaving kindness and warmth into the lives of everyone she met. She believed in the power of connection, the strength of community, and the importance of laughter. Cheryl's legacy is not one of sorrow, but of inspiration. She taught us that life's beauty is not in its length but in the depth of our connections and the joy we bring to others.Today, as we celebrate Cheryl's life, let us carry her spirit forward. Let us be a little funnier, a little more passionate, and a lot more loving. In the face of adversity, let us remember Cheryl's unwavering optimism and the way she embraced each day as a gift. Her story is a reminder that our time here is precious, and the love we share is the truest measure of a life well-lived.Cheryl Ann Warren, you were a shining star in the vast Texas sky, a loving mother, a devoted partner, a cherished daughter and sister, and a treasured friend. Your laughter will forever resonate, your passion will continue to inspire, and your love will remain in our hearts always. Your journey may have ended, but your spirit marches on, guiding us, uplifting us, and reminding us to live each day with purpose and joy. Rest in peace, dear Cheryl, until we meet again on that grand sideline in the sky.

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Cheryl Ann Warren

Jun 22, 1989 - Jan 31, 2024

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Buda, TX

Cheryl Ann Warren, a beacon of laughter and love, departed our world too soon on January 31, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on June 22, 1989, in Dallas, Texas, Cheryl's infectious smile and boundless energy were a gift to all who knew her. She passed away in the comforting and loving presence of her family in Buda, Texas. She leaves behind a legacy of joy, resilience, and unwavering positivity.Cheryl, a Dallas Cowboys fan through and through, found joy not just in the game but in the shared experience with fellow fans. Her passion for life was as expansive as the Texas sky. She had an innate ability to turn the mundane into the extraordinary, whether it was a family meal at On The Border or a road trip to a new destination. Cheryl's love for travel was more meaningful to her than just the places she saw, but also evident in the people she met and the experiences she shared with her beloved partner, Justin Ashton, and their cherished daughter, Jazula.As a graduate of Gallaudet University, where she studied Social Work, Cheryl was a guiding light in her community. Her career as an Elementary Behavior Intervention Specialist was more than a job; it was her calling. She empowered young minds to overcome challenges with the same determination she showed every day of her life. Her commitment to her work was matched only by her dedication to her family, including her mother Julie, brother Kyle, partner Justin, and the light of her life: her daughter Jazula.Cheryl's approach to life was simple: be funny, be passionate, be loving. She brought humor to the darkest of days, passion to the most mundane tasks, and love to every heart she touched. Her laughter was a melody that played in the hearts of her friends and family, a tune that will echo in their memories forever.To know Cheryl was to know immense love. She poured her heart into being the best mother to Jazula, shaping her world with the same care and attention she devoted to her students. Her partnership with Justin was a testament to her belief in love's transformative power, a bond that was as deep as it was joyful.In the tapestry of life, Cheryl was a most vibrant thread, weaving kindness and warmth into the lives of everyone she met. She believed in the power of connection, the strength of community, and the importance of laughter. Cheryl's legacy is not one of sorrow, but of inspiration. She taught us that life's beauty is not in its length but in the depth of our connections and the joy we bring to others.Today, as we celebrate Cheryl's life, let us carry her spirit forward. Let us be a little funnier, a little more passionate, and a lot more loving. In the face of adversity, let us remember Cheryl's unwavering optimism and the way she embraced each day as a gift. Her story is a reminder that our time here is precious, and the love we share is the truest measure of a life well-lived.Cheryl Ann Warren, you were a shining star in the vast Texas sky, a loving mother, a devoted partner, a cherished daughter and sister, and a treasured friend. Your laughter will forever resonate, your passion will continue to inspire, and your love will remain in our hearts always. Your journey may have ended, but your spirit marches on, guiding us, uplifting us, and reminding us to live each day with purpose and joy. Rest in peace, dear Cheryl, until we meet again on that grand sideline in the sky.

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Guadalupe S. Delgado

Dec 17, 1944 - Jan 28, 2024

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Buda, TX

With a spirit as vibrant as her favorite color red, Guadalupe "Lupe" S. Delgado left this world to join her late husband, baby boy, and siblings in eternity on January 28, 2024. Born on December 17, 1944, in Pharr, Texas, to loving parents Andres Torres Solis and Maria DelaLuz Ortiz, Lupe's life was a tapestry of love, laughter, and unwavering faith.Lupe grew up with her siblings, where her love for life and her infectious humor was cultivated. She carried these traits with her as she built a life. On October 18, 1962, she married Teodoro Delgado and together they nurtured a family that became her pride and joy.A devoted mother to Tony, Armando, and Mary Delgado, Lupe was the heart and soul of her family. Her children were her greatest accomplishments, and she instilled in them her values of hard work, devotion to family, and the importance of a hearty laugh. Her home in Buda, Texas, where she passed peacefully, was a haven of warmth and love, filled with the aroma of her expert cooking and the laughs of her family.Lupe's hands were rarely still, as she was always creating something, whether a delicious meal or a special craft. Her love for crafts was only matched by her passion for the World Wrestling Entertainment, where she would cheer with fervor for her favorite superstars. She also had an undying love for The Dallas Cowboys and The Texas Longhorns, emblematic of her deep Texas roots.A woman of deep faith, Lupe was a pillar of her church community, embodying a faith-filled life that inspired all who knew her. Her commitment to her faith was unwavering and was reflected in the way she lived and loved.Those who knew Lupe will remember her as the life of any gathering, bringing joy and laughter wherever she went. She was funny and passionate, and her presence was a source of strength and comfort to her family and friends. Lupe's departure has left a void that cannot be filled, but her legacy of love and laughter will live on in the hearts of those she touched.Lupe leaves behind an adoring family, including her siblings Edna Villalon, Agostina Nuncio, Juanita Balderas, Paula Pesina, Mary Ayers, and Andres Solis Jr., her children Tony, Armando, and Mary, her 13 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. All who will continue to cherish her memory alongside the friends she leaves behind. She now joins her late husband, Teodoro, her baby boy, Teodoro Jr, and siblings, Nazario Solis, Juvenia Blanco, and Noemi Fernandez, in eternal rest.Lupe S. Delgado's life story is one of boundless love, unwavering faith, and the kind of laughter that echoes through the ages. As we bid farewell to this remarkable woman, we celebrate the legacy she has left behind. Her journey on this earth may have concluded, but her spirit will continue to guide and inspire us for generations to come.

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Ernestina Romero

Mar 04, 1948 - Jan 24, 2024

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Buda, TX

Ernestina Romero of Buda, Texas passed away on Jan 24, 2024. Her loved ones are composing her obituary, which you will be able to read here.

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Justin Burton

Oct 11, 1983 - Jan 19, 2024

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Buda, TX

Justin Burton of Buda, Texas passed away on Jan 19, 2024. His loved ones are composing his obituary, which you will be able to read here.

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Maria De Jesus Garcia-Bustamante

Died : Jan 22, 2024

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Buda, TX

Our beloved Maria De Jesus Garcia-Bustamante, age 67, resident of Buda, Texas was called by our Heavenly Father on Monday, January 22, 2024. Maria is preceded in death by her son: Jerry Garcia; and parents: Jose & Maria Garcia Sanchez, She is survived by her sons: Monico Garcia & wife Monica and David Garcia; brothers: Pedro Garcia Sanchez and Jose “Pepe” Garcia Sanchez; sisters: Martha L. Garcia Sanchez and Lula Garcia; grandchildren: Alexis Barron, Ethan Garcia, Xavier Garcia, David Diego Coffman, Devin Jerry Garcia and Dylan King Ulysses Garcia and with numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2024 with Recitation of Holy Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m., at Los Angeles Funeral Home … 300 Cheatham St. … San Marcos, Texas. Morning Visitation will begin at 8:00a.m. Friday, January 26, 2024 at Los Angeles Funeral Home followed with Mass of Christian Burial beginning 10:00am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church … 624 E. Hopkins St. … San Marcos, Texas. Interment will follow at San Juan Cemetery in Reedville, Texas. Serving as Pallbearers: Ethan Garcia, Monico Garcia, David Garcia, Pedro Garcia Sanchez and Jose “Pepe” Garcia Sanchez

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Pete Sustaita Martinez

Apr 08, 1936 - Jan 20, 2024

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Buda, TX

Pete Sustaita Martinez, age 87, of Buda, Texas passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024. A visitation for Pete will be held Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Weed-Corley-Fish South Chapel, 2620 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704. A recitation of the holy rosary will occur Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 7:00 PM, 2620 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704. A mass of christian burial will occur Friday, January 26, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1206 E. 9th Street, Austin, Texas 78702. A graveside service will occur Friday, January 26, 2024 at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Drive, Austin, Texas 78731.

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Damian Rene Martinez

Feb 03, 1976 - Jan 15, 2024

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Buda, TX

Damian Rene Martinez, age 47, of Buda, Texas passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024. He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Maria Elena Martinez and Joseph A. Martinez. Damian attended Central Catholic High School before later graduating from Judson High School and would go on to attend Palo Alto Community and Austin Community College. Damian started his career working in hospitality services for SODEXO Company which services all of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) concessions. This began his love of all things UT and their sporting events. Damian later entered the towing business as a Tow Truck Operator for 11 years. Damian excelled at this position as he truly loved being behind the wheel of his flat-bed truck. Damian shared his daily towing travels and challenges throughout Texas with us through pictures and videos. Family and friends will forever cherish the spectacular pictures of Texas sunrises and sunsets he sent us. He recently went to work for Lone Star Medical Transport, a company that provides transportation services for physically challenged individuals. Damian loved the opportunity this position brought for him to have a positive impact on those individuals he could help. He would often say he knew they were in a difficult situation and he wanted to brighten their day while they were in his company. This truly demonstrates Damian’s passion in caring for others. Damian loved cars, a passion he shared with his mother, and he was a member of the Scion Car Club for 5 years, winning numerous trophies for “Best in Show”. He loved watching movies, his favorite was Scarface. Damian loved all things Star Wars and Fast and Furious, Damian loved all animals, stopping his tow truck often to move turtles off of the road. Damian had the biggest and kindest heart, always willing to help family, friends or anyone in need. Damian had the truest of love for his Mother and Father. Damian deeply loved all his family and he was equally cherished and loved back. Damian was a true friend to all he met and knew. The first comment always made about Damian was how handsome he was. Damian had a smile that would melt anyone’s heart. Damian put others before himself. Damian will be deeply missed but his spirit of giving will live within all of us, forever. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ramona Trevino Hernandez and Esteban Hernandez Sr., and his paternal grandparents, Teodora "Toy" M. Lozano and Lucio "Big Boy" Martinez. He is survived by his mother, Maria Elena Martinez; his father, Joseph A. Martinez; Patricia O’Connor (Step-mother); and many aunts, uncles, and family. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM at Roy Akers Funeral Home, 515 N Main Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78205. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home the following morning, Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 8:30 AM for a funeral mass at 9:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 617 S Santa Rosa Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78204. Burial will follow at San Fernando #2 Cemetery, 746 Castroville Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78237. In Lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation in Damian's name to Integral Care in Austin, Texas at https://icdonate.org/donate/honor-memory/

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