Margaret Williams Dotson Dec. 10, 1929~ June 7. 2013
Margaret Williams Dotson, 83, died in College Station on June 7, 2013.
Margaret was born in her farmhouse home in Concho County on Dec. 10,
1929. She moved to her parents’ ranch in Llano County in 1933 and
graduated high school in 1947.
Margaret started college at Mary Hardin Baylor where she met J.T. Dotson
on a blind date. They were married Sept. 9, 1950 just after she
received her journalism degree from the University of Texas. She and
J.T. then began a 21-year military career. She received her teaching
certificate in 1962 from South Dakota State University. J.T. retired in
1971 and they moved to College Station where Margaret received her
master’s degree in educational psychology at Texas A&M University in
1974. She became the educational diagnostician for College Station ISD,
one of the first in Texas. Starting in 1980, she was the diagnostician
in Llano and then in Burnet until her retirement. Margaret volunteered
at the women’s prison and Packsaddle Elementary. She was a lifetime
member of the Baptist Church and members of the Red Hat Society and
Alpha Chi Omega. Margaret loved hummingbirds, bluebonnets and Texas
A&M. Her passions were reading, writing and family.
Owen Chaney Oct. 19, 1943 ~ June 7, 2013
Owen Chaney, 69, of Buchanan Dam died, June 7, 2013. He was born to
Eddie Lee and Kathryn Harriet Kreidenweis Chaney on Oct. 19, 1943 in
Little Rock, Ark.
Owen served his country in the United States Army. After discharge he
was a heavy equipment operator. In his spare time he enjoyed sports,
reading, oldies music and dancing.
Larry G. Brumley Oct. 22, 1958 ~ June 6, 2013
Larry G. Brumley died Friday, June 6, 2013 at the age of 54. He was born
to Glenda Chastney and L.G. Brumley Oct. 22, 1958 in Hobbs, N.M. Larry
was of the Nazarene Faith and had lived in Llano for more than 20
years. He enjoyed watching television, electronics and cars.
Larry is survived by his parents Glenda and L.G. Brumley, sisters Karla
Helton and husband Doug of Campwood, Kathy Stroud of Hobbs, N. M.,
grandfather Gene Brooks of Tyler, aunts, uncles,and numerous nieces and
Irma Louise Woods July 17, 1930 ~ June 7, 2013
Irma Louise Woods, 82, of Kingsland died June 7, 2013 in Hondo. She was
born to Ivan Charles and Gladys Maria Bedker Lennon on July 17, 1930 in
Irma worked as a bookkeeper and homemaker after attending college. She
is survived by a daughter Kathleen Bru-Corney of Castroville and
Adah McMurry Simpson July 24, 1923 ~ May 31, 2013
Adah McMurry (Bridges) Simpson, 89 of Caldwell formerly of Marble Falls
passed away peacefully in Caldwell Friday, May 31. The family will
celebrate her life with a Memorial Service at a later date.
Mrs. Simpson was born July 24, 1923 in Springfield, Tenn. to parents
Frank Clayton Bridges Sr. and Rebecca Florence (Smith) Bridges. At the
age of 10, she lost both of her parents, and was raised by her Uncle Joe
and Aunt Ethel. She married Wilbert Andre Simpson February 28, 1943, in
Mrs. Simpson is preceded in death by her parents, her uncle Joe Latham
and her aunt Ethel (Bridges) Latham her surrogate parents, her husband
of 52 years Wilbert Simpson, a son, Joseph Simpson, a brother and
sister-in-law, Frank & Leslie "Boogie” Bridges, a niece, Becky
Goodin, and a nephew, Cully Goodin, Jr.
Alice Marie Ray Thorp Aug. 17, 1926 ~ June 3, 2013
Alice Marie Ray Thorp, 86, of
Burnet died June 3, 2013. She was
born Aug. 17, 1926 in Bertram to Jesse Lester Ray and Mamie Williams Ray.
She was a devoted wife,
mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend who enjoyed many
wonderful years living on Inks Lake and supported her church family at Chapel
of the Hills.
Audrey Noelle Taylor May 26, 2013 ~ May 26, 2013
Audrey Noelle Taylor was born on May 26, 2013 and died May 26, 2013. She
was a precious and beautiful little blue-eyed girl. Though we only held
her for a moment, our lives will never be the same again. Our hearts
are filled with the sweet hope of being with our Audrey one day in
heaven where we will catch up on all the hugs and laughter we missed on
this side of eternity. We grieve, but not as a people without hope.
Larry Glenn Beasley Aug. 27, 1960 ~ May 30, 2013
Larry Glenn Beasley, 52, was born Aug. 27, 1960 in Olton and died May 30, 2013 in Spicewood, surrounded by his loving family.
He was a machinist by trade and worked for the Del Ray Instrument
Company for 10 years. Before working at Del Ray, he was a welder and
worked with his father for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother Brenda Joy Meadows. He is survived by father Billy Beasley of Plainview.
Evalyn Lorene McLean Sept. 27, 1915 ~ May 30, 2013
Evalyn Lorene Hale McLean, 97, of Marble Falls died Thursday, May 30,
2013 in Burnet. She was born in Goldthwaite on Sept. 27, 1915 to Charles
Melvin Hale and Rose Etta Miller Hale. Her early childhood was spent
traveling in a covered wagon in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas working
ranches with her family. She married Clarence Martin McLean in Aug. 26,
1934, in Briggs, Texas. They spent most of their early married life in
northern Burnet County working on farms until they moved to Marble Falls
in 1956. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great
grandmother and great-great grandmother.
Ruth Busby Gage Sept. 4, 1911 ~ June 1, 2013
Ruth Busby Gage, 101, was born Sept. 4, 1911 in Cedar Hill to Stephen
and Maud Busby. Ruth, eldest of eight children, moved with her family to
San Saba County in 1929. Ruth married Clayton Gage in San Saba, May 14,
1934. They had two children, Bobby Clayton, and Mary Ann, and lived in
San Saba until 1952 when they moved to Llano to operate the System
Grocery & Market.
Ruth was primarily a talented homemaker, although she did the occasional
‘odd job’, from selling Avon products to helping out in the grocery.
She loved her family and was fiercely loyal to them. She was a wonderful
mother, mother-in-law and grandmother, and loved spending time with her
grandchildren, Scott and Christy. She sewed for them, read to them,
sang with them, took them fishing, and attended every event possible in
which they participated. Gage was truly "the icing on the cake,” and she
showed pictures at the drop of a hat! Her "Nanny rolls” were
legendary, and a huge favorite of Luke, her grandson-in-law. Ruth loved
music, and encouraged all her family to be as musical as possible! She
was a "reader”, and saved articles of interest for her family…
especially if it had something to do with staying safe. She enjoyed
flowers and surrounded her home with plants of all kinds.