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+ COMMUNITY Hays Free Press April 20, 2016 Page 4C I I I 'lilt IIrHIrP I IIIIPr I II I' CLARK CecilM. Clark was b0rn 6n October 24, 1912 to Samuel ' Jackson and Ida Bell Clark in Go forth, Texas. He grew up on a farm in Goforth where he learned at an early age to know such a humble Lyle joined the U.S. and camping. He man and to have him in Army and served during proudly served our lives. His generosity the Korean War. Shortly his country and and unselfishness; his after his discharge, always appreciated strength and wisdom; Lyle met and fell in participating in local his morals and values love with Mary Rathert. Veterans Day programs and his strong work They married on August with his grandsons at ethic will forever be 13, 1955, and had four Hays CISD campuses. instilled in each of us. children: Becky, Kevin, He was an Emergency He was proceeded in Lindell, and Susan. Lyle Services District death by his loving wife, completed his degree in commissioner for many Wayne Foster Clark, his Industrial Education at years supporting the parents Samuel Pan American University Kyle Fire Department. Jackson and Ida Bell in the Rio Grande Valley. Lyle passed away Smith, three brothers: Lyle and his family lived peacefully 0n April 12, in McAllen, Texas, for 20 2016, at home with his pick cotton, plow the fields and work the farm. He died peacefully, Surrounded by loved ones on April 15, 2016. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, great-great grandfather and a friend to all, as he never met a stranger. He married Wayne P. Foster on April 15, 1936 in Kyle, Texas. Early in their marriage they lived in Goforth and had their son, Cecil A. Clark. They moved to Austin where they had their daughter, Bobble J. Clark. In 1945, they moved to Buda where they lived together for more than 60 years. He worked many jobs including the CCC Camp in Vatiles, New Mexico; worked at Camp Swift in Bastrop County, Texas as a fireman; started a business, "Clarks Grocery and Market" that they ran for more than 20 years and was the caretaker for Goforth Cemetery. After selling the store he also worked as a butcher at Buda Grocery and Market for 22 years. He also held the position of president at Live Oak Cemetery since 1972, Cecil loved to play Otis, Clifton, Preston; one sister: Alma; two grandchildren Cecil Allan Jr. and Jowayne and two great- grandchildren Cliff and Dustin. Cecil is survived by his son, Cecil Allan Clark and Marian; daughter, Bobble J. Kasper all of Buda; eight grandchildren: Debbie, Donna, Elizabeth, Dena, Sammy, Marty, Willie, Sarah; 23 great- grandchildren: Lexi, Allen, Ty, Clint, Kimberly, John, Melissa, Kayla, Trey, Misty, Steven, Matt, Kori, Dylan, Kamri, Jessica, Victoria, Samantha, Preston, Brooke, Wesley, Kaleb, Madalyn; twenty great- great-grandchildren: Hayden, Jhett, Lilah, Madyson, Taylor, Dakota, Riley, Ryan, Tyler, Aubrie, Marli, Jordan, Ava, Jaxon, Jayson, Arya, Roman, Jared, Jenna, Clint Jr. and numerous nieces and : nephews. Funeral services were Tuesday at the funeral home and burial followed in Live Oak Cemetery Manchaca. The family wants to extend a special thanks to Nolan, John and his friends at the Senior Citizens for making his domino days special. "42" with the Senior Citizens and family. Every year, he looked forward to deer season with his son and family. And if you know Cecil, he always got his bucks and hit his limit. He also enjoyed working at the Live Oak Cemetery. He was the hardest working man and took so much pride in his work. He loved visiting with his sisters, family, and friends. We are blessed to years and moved to Kyle in 1978. Lyle's family was of the upmost importance to him and he wasthe happiest when he had his family around him and one of his pets onhis lap. Lyle loved to share stories about his life on the farm, life in the service, and life in general. He loved airplanes, nature, fishing, woodworking family and with his dog on his lap. There will be a "Lyle-Style Texas Wake" (this means a BBQ & party.., yes, new terminology has been created for Lyle) at the family home in Kyle from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin, Texas. This service will be followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who knew Lyle and would like to honor his memory is welcome. Lyle was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Lyle Bollinger, his parents, Floyd and Marie Bollinger, and brothers, Robert Dunn and Gerald Bollinger, He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Rathert Bollinger; daughters, Becky Bollinger Radtke (Ken Radtke)of Spring, Texas, and Susan Meckel of Kyle, Texas; son, Lindell B011inger (See Im Tan Bollinger) of Kyle; grandchildren, Kate Radtke of Boston, Massachusetts, Chris Radtke of Big Spring, Texas, Kevin Meckel of Kyle and Ryan Bollinger of Kyle; and one great grandchild, Colton Radtke of Big Spring. He is also survived by one brother, Jean Bollinger (Evelyn) of Cedar Park, Texas. He was a loving surrogate "Pa-Pa" to numerous extended family and friends, many of whom knew him as "Lyle from Kyle'. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions made to one of the following organizations that were important to Lyle: The Kyle Fire Department (Hays County ESD #5), 210 W. Moore, Kyle, TX 78640 Central Texas AMVETS Post 115,401 Rebel Drive, Kyle, TX 78640 (www.amvets Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX 78749. BOLLINGER Lyle Udell Bollinger was born on February 5, 1934, in Chester, Illinois, to Floyd and Marie Bollinger. Lyle grew up in Ellis Grove, Illinois, on the family farm. After graduating from Chester High School, Texas Crossword and Sudoku sponsored by i iiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiii ii'"i 'ii ]i'ii i 1 ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: iiiiiiii iiiiiiii iii!iiii iij ..... s See Solution on 3C ACROSS 39 noted TX silent 1 Mule__, TX Iitm director and actor 5 TX go,c. serves a 41 bridges lour-year ___ 42 Tibetan wild ox 6 Houston on SFA 43 unbranded calf or Dallas death: "The Father BB player: May ot Texas ..~ __ 44 perceives so~nd more" 45 Boeme's" Kendalf tnrf 7 actress in TX- 46 TX Tejano band: "Little filmed "Silkwood"Joe _ _ Familia" 8 this past San 47 TX-based 1984 film: Antonio rap. led "P aces in the ............... 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