Category: "Obituaries"

Barbara Lynn Martindale Sears – A True Texas Pioneering Story

Just as the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers flow and converge, so does the Emshoff-Martindale family tree! One of the last living “Martindales” from a legacy of “Martindales” from Caldwell County passed away on Jan. 31, 2017, at 82 years of age. Barbara Lynn Martindale Sears is the daughter of Owen Dewitt Martindale (born in […]

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Donald Swanson, Jr.

Donald Ray Swanson, Jr. of Harwood, passed away peacefully on Jan. 28, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends. Don was born on March 4, 1964 to Jenney Lou (McCray) and Donald Ray Swanson, Sr. Don was the oldest of three sons. Don and Kay Michele (Moore) Swanson were married on March […]

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Margaret Lynn

A long, storied, and loving life began its next chapter in the early morning hours of Jan. 30, 2017, when Margaret Edna (nee Hill) Lawson McElrath Lynn crossed the River Jordan, hand-in-hand with her Lord and Savior. For 103 years and 13 days, “Nanny” held fast to very basic life lessons – Love God, Love […]

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Owen Riley Marshall

Owen Riley Marshall, 74, of Lockhart, passed away on Jan. 20, 2017 in Lockhart, Texas. Owen was born in Burlington, Vt., to Riley Hill Marshall and Hazel Cutcher on Nov. 10, 1942. He graduated from Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas with a degree in Business. He worked as a greeter for WalMart for many years. He […]

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Les Harrison

Leslie David “Les” Harrison of Martindale, Texas, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 72. He was born Jan. 27, 1944, in McAllen, Texas, to Eugene and Ruby (Fairchild) Harrison. A sixth-generation Texan, his great-great-grandfather fought with Sam Houston in the battle of […]

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Adolfo Gonzales, Sr.

Adolfo Gonzales, Sr., 73, of Luling, (formerly of Lockhart), passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Mr. Gonzales was born on Sept. 27, 1943, in Lockhart, to Juan and Carmela Gonzales. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Emilio Gonzales; and sister, Eufemia Martinez. Mr. Gonzales […]

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Daniel Day

Daniel Lee Day, local artist and entrepreneur passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 19, 2016, at the age of 64. He died at his home workshop in Lytton Springs, Texas. Dan was born April 23, 1953 in San Marcos to Alvin H Day and Mildred (Gomillion) Day. At the youthful age of 21, he started a […]

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Tesha McClanahan

Tesha Ann McClanahan, 48, of Seguin, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Seguin, Texas. Tesha was born in Houston, Texas to Donnie Vance McClanahan and Sharon Ann Chisum on Aug. 4, 1968. Tesha is preceded in death by her father, Donnie McClanahan and her grandmother, Janice Lawter.  Tesha is survived by grandparents, Jewel […]

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Russell Matthews

Russell Shane “Rusty” Matthews, 60, of Lockhart, passed away on Jan. 14, 2017 in Austin, Texas. A Memorial Service will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the VFW Hall in Lockhart. Rusty was born in Swenden-Wilshire, England to Bryant Howell Matthews and Polly Lou Pettigrew on March 21, 1956.  He married […]

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Raul Trelles

  Raul “Roy” Gonzales Trelles, 68, of Lockhart, Texas passed away on Jan. 16, 2017. He was born on Dec. 2, 1948, in Lockhart, Texas to Demetrio and Josefa Trelles. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his infant son. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Olga Recio Trelles; daughter, […]

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