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Page 4C NEIGHBORS' Hays Free Press February 17,2010 COURTESY PHOTO Empty Bowls Project organizers show off some of the bowls donated to the fundraiser. (Front row) Sandra Tenorio, Sarah Duke and Pam Nelson; (back row) Liz Strand, Katie Moore, Judy Burns, Rene Mauzey and Rachel Najera. Empty Bowls Project charity, not politics, said Buda Councilmember Sandra Tenorio. "In the world of poli- tics sometimes we get so wrapped up in campaigns and who s for who, Tend- rio Said. "We don't want to lose sight of the needs of the community. This is not a political event. It's open to anyone who cares about the challenges the food bank is facing." Area residents have donat- ed about 75 bowls - a morley assortment of colors, shapes and sizes. During the fund- raiser, a minimum donation of $15 will get you a bowl full of one of the soups made by event organizers, from corn chowder to chicken tortilla soup to sweet potato black bean chili, along with home- made rolls or cornbread. A silent action will feature Art Pottery donated by Buda's own Frazier Harris and by Mel Cornshucker, Mike Grafa, Paul Lewis and other artists. Musician Hilary Kauffman- Smith will entertain diners. g, Affr Durward Hampton Cates, 82, of Manchaca, died Monday, February 8, 2010 athis home. Durward was born in Tram- bull, Texas on May 17, 1927, the middle of seven children born to Harry Louis and Bobbye Edith Cates. He entered the Navy toward the end of Wofld War II and also served during the KoreanWar. He married Margaret Nell Janes on October 17; 1952 and received a bache- lor's degree in engineering from SMU. He was an electrical engi- neer in the aeronautics industry and was involved in develop- ing the training aircraft for the first space shuttle. After retiring from engineering, ho worked for a short time with his brother George and the National Fed- eration of Independent Busi- ness. He then meshed two of his loves, Baylor University and electrical engineering, when he joined the faculty of Baylor's new engineering school. In 1994, he retired to a couple of acres in Manchaca where he worked just as hard at retire- ment as he had as an engineer. Durward  a deacon, a Sun- day School teacher and an off- and-on-again lay preacher. He loved the Lord, his family and his friends and fellowship with any and all. The final years ofhis life were dedicated to his family and his Sunday School class at Manchaca Baptist Church-aptly called the Fellowship Class. His smiles, hugs, laughter and love will be cherished memories and he will be greatly missed. He is preceded in death by his daughter Jetta Kay and his brothers, Harry Louis Cates, Jr. and George Tmett Cates. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Nell; sons, Durward J. (Drifly) and wife Karen, T. Bradley and wife Linda, Samuel Reid and wife Mewlissa; daugh- ters, Bettejim and Jo Nell. He is also survived by seven grand- . children: Angle Cates Boone (husband Cameron), Alaina Cates Torrey (husband Joshua), Ally, Durward III, Eric, Lily and Ella Reid. Funeral services were held Thursday,; February 11 at Man- chaca Baptist Church followed by burial on Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco. Memorial contributions may be made to Manchaca Baptist Church or Round Rock Baptist Children's Home. DB.EON Our beloved Hortencia Cis- neros DeLeon, 82, passed away Wednesday, February 10 in Kyle, Texas. A lifelong resident of Kyle, she was bom on October 6, 1927 to Daniel Cisneros and Maria Pas- sion Romero Cisnems. Horten- cia was a devoted mother and grandmother. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 38 years caring for resi- dents at Hillside Manor in San Marcos, Texas. She was pre- ceded in death by her husband, Benancio, in December of 2008. Mrs. Dekeon is survived by her son, Benny DeLeon and OBITUARIES his wife, Kathy, of Kyle; daugh- ter, Lya Rainosek of Kyle; son, Johnny DeLeon of Laredo; son, Rick DeLeon and his fiance, Beatriz Amaya, of Kyle; brother, Pete Cisneros of Kyle; brother, Dan Cisneros of Austin; sister, Josephine Alvarado of San Marcos; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. A Mass will be celebrated for Mrs. DeLeon on Saturday, Feb- mary 20 at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in San Marcos. The celebrant will be Ft. Larry Stehling. Friends are welcome to sign the online tribute registry at www.thomasonftmeralhome. com. Audrey Gaytan, 19, of San Benito passed away Febhaary 13, 2010 at Valley Bap- fist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Haytan graduated from Leh- man High School in 2009 and was elected homecoming queen in her senior year. She was captain of the girls soccer team. Audrey is survived by her loving parents, Noe Gaytan and Marivel Marfinez Gonzalez; two sisters, Nichole Gonzalez and Andrea S. Gaytan; two broth- ers, Reynaldo Gonzalez Ill and Noe Gaytan, Jr.; her stepmother, Miriam Gaytan; her stepfather, Reynaldo Gonzalez, Jr.; her maternal grandparents, Ramon and Elena Marfinez; her paternal grandparents, Fxluardo and Elena Gaytan; her step maternal grandparents, Victor Aleman and Argentina Bolanos; her step paternal grandparents, Reynaldo Sr. and Jessie Lydia Gonzalez; along with several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and other rela- tives. Visitation and prayer service at Thomae-Garza Funeral Directors in San Benito was Feb. 16-17. Services will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at Valley International Christian Center, with intem- ment following at Memorial Park, also in San Benito. Pallbearers will be Tory Mar- finez, Jesus Gonzalez, Ramiro Martinez, Rick Martinez, Jesse Gaytan and Jerry Escamilla. Words of comfort can be sent to the family ofAudrey Gaytan at www.thomaegarzacom. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family of Audrey to Marivel Gonzalez at JP Morgan Chase Bank, (512) 268-4967, acct # 861151892 or mailed to 5500 Overpass Rd., # 708, Buda, TX 78610. $BI. Ella Mae Seller, 76, of Buda, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2010. Ella Mae had lived in Buda for 42 years. She had been a Motorola employee for a num- ber of years and.retirement was something she really enjoyed. Some of her interests included doing yard work, needlepoint, traveling and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Addie and John Guthrie; son, Steve Seller; sister, Joyce Marie Guthrie and niece, Angela Diane Cash. She is survived by husband, Alfred of Buda; son Kenneth of Buda; sister Emmakee Hubble and husband Harold of George- town; sister Mary Lou Cash of Houston; two nephews, one niece and a great-niece all ofHoustorL Funeral services were Tuesday, February 16, at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. Burial followed at Live Oak Cemetery. VAN DYI Michael DaleVanDyke, 23, of San Marcos, Texas, was born on January 2, 1986 in Houston and died on December 15, 2009 In Bastrop County. He is survived by'his parents, David and Belinda VanDyke of San Marcos, sister Rachel VanDyke also of San Marcos, brother Camron and wife Bailey VanDyke of Schertz, one niece, MelodieVanDyke, grandparents Joy and loAnnVanDyke of Point Blank and Wayne and Eva Jane Stockwell of Houston and many friends who loved him dearly. Mike was a 2004 graduate of San Marcos High School and served in the Army for two years after graduation. The family wants to thank the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office for their nonstop work on Mike's case. Their sincere dedication to their job is most appreciated. A memorial service is sched- uled for March 6 at the New Braunfels Church of Christ, 1665 Business IH 35 S, at 11 a.m. Shirley Ruth Whisenant, 69, of Niederwald died Monday, February 8, 2010. She was born onAugnst 20, 1940 in Livingston, Texas, to Lynn and Pauline Turner. She married J. L. Whisenant on. May 17, 1963. She is survived by her hus- band of 46 years, I. L. Whisenant; children, Sherry Cavanaugh of Pearl, Miss., SusanWhisenant of Lockhart and GlenWhisenant of Lockhart; grandchildren, MathewVan Sant of LasVegas, Jacob Whisenant of Lockhart, Morgan Roach of Georgetown and Pauline Roach of Lockhart; great-granchild, Vaughn Van Sant of LasVegas; and sister Wllma Marckley of Lubbock. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 12, at McCurdy Memorial Chapelwith Rev. Bob Hahn officiating. Interment followed at Lockhart Municipal Burial Park in Lockhart. 7_a/d01 Gregorio Zamora, 78, of Kyle, formerly of Douna, died Sunday, February 7, 2010. He was a re- tired insurance agent. He is sur- vived by wife Consuelo. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 13 at Cook-Walden/ Forest Oaks Funeral Home, with burial at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park. Buda Bits Continued from pg. 1C Former Buda resident Michael Grizzle competed in the Austin Marathon last Sunday morning. Grizzle ran the V2 marathon and finished with a time of 1:21:09 placing 22nd overall and first in his age division. Adell Hurst of Kyle took first place honors in the "42" tournament held on Friday at the Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center. Congratulations Adell! ooo Fifty-seven years ago on Friday, Feb. 13, Horace and Faye Fletcher had their first date for aValentine's banquet. Horace gave Faye a corsage of white mini- roses to wear on her pink dress for the event at Pleas- ant Hill Baptist Church in South Austin. Also on that night, Faye was crowned Valentine Sweetheart. , This year on Valentine s Day, Horace again gave Faye a corsage made with white mini-r oses. The Buda couple will celebrate their 56th wedding anniver- sary on March 27. The Rev. Eberhart married them at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Over the years, the same minister also married four of their six children at Pleasant Hill. Members of the Onion Creek Senior Citizens Cen- ter in Buda Were pleasantly surprised last Thurs. when they came to the center and saw all the neat gifts and Valentine decorations. Many thanks to the Buda/ Kyle Area Girl Scouts for their hard work. ooe Local Cub Scout Pack 218 was among the 6,000 scouts from across Texas that marched through down- town Austin on Sat., Feb. 6 in the Report to State Pa- rade. This is a yearly event at which the scouts have an opportunity to report to the governor on the community service performed by scouts. This year's parade marked the 100th anniversary of the Boys Scouts of America. Good wishes go out to our Kyle friends, Alex and Irene Barrera who will celebrate their 64th wedding anniver- sary onWed., Feb. 24. Birthday wishes go out to Deanne Kunkel on Feb. 18, Linda (Doherty) Riojas and Dorothy Smith on Feb. 22, Linda Reeves on Feb. 23 and Billie Franke on Feb. 24. It'00 Thyme00  : ' ":2i ! C l! NTER 212012010 Jack C. Halls High School 7:30am - tt:l'Jpm i *I" #/oOOOo ,,1 e,x,,  IOtlle/Buda. IX Meet and workout with 8 of NBC00; The Bluest Loser alumni c0ntestantt This all daq event is jam packed with Ereat new worlmts, motivational sessions, and the hi, hill anticipated "B00est Loser Panel OZt" durin00 lunch! 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