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Page 4C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press May 8, 2013 t- BEVILL William Vernon Bevill, Jr., 68, died in an automobile accident on April 30, 2013 near his home in Mountain City, TX. Vernon is survived by his lov- ing wife of 48 years Mary Weedon Bevill, son Jer- emy Clayton "Clay," and two beautiful granddaughters, Peyten and Kyra, his mother, Louise Bevill Odum, and stepfather, Charles Odum, who reside in Mansfield, LA. Vernon also leaves behind scores of cousins and in-laws who will sorely miss their beloved "Junior." Vernon was preceded in death by his father, William Vernon Bevill, Sr., and sons, John Bryan and William Kevin. Vernon was born in Mans- field, LA on April 20, 1945. He was a proud and loyal graduate of the Mansfield High School having recently chaired and attended the 50th reunion of the Class of 1963. He was an avid out- doorsman and skilled hunter who went on to earn his BS Degree in Wildlife Biology from Louisiana Tech. He subsequently earned a MS Degree in Biology from New Mexico State University, specializing in waterfowl. In 1995, Vernon was named "Mumnus of the Year" by both universities. Upon graduation he joined the South Carolina Wild- life Department, working in Edgefield, SC. Vernon's specialty was wild turkey management and conserva- tion. He was a driving force behind the creation of the National Wild Turkey Federa- tion, and the relocation of the NWTF from Fredericks- burg, VA to Edgefield, SC. His work in South Carolina helped set the standards needed to develop wild turkey restoration programs throughout North America. He was a member of the first NWTF Advisory Board in 1973 and the first NWTF Technical Committee in 1975. In 2007, Vernon's con- tributions were recognized when he was honored as the recipient of the highly cov- eted Henry S. Mosby Award at the NWTF's 31st Annual Convention. Between 1980 and 1985, Vernon was the Executive Director of North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commis- sion. He served in Missis- sippi from 1987 to 1991 as the Executive Director of that state's Department of Wild- life and Fisheries. During his entire career Vernon was an active member and leader in the Ducks Unlimited, Inc. organization, receiving mul- tiple awards for his contribu- tions to preserving waterfowl and wetland resources. In 1993, Vernon joined the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as the Director of the Small Game Program, which included the Resident and Migratory Game Bird programs and later, the Hab- itat Assessment Program. Vernon remained Program Director until his retirement in March 2010. During his tenure at TPWD, Vernon served as Texas' representa- tive on the Central Flyway Council for his entire career. He also served as the Central Flyway Consultant to the USFWS Service Regulations Committee from 1994-1999 and 2006-2008, where he worked diligently to promote additional hunter oppor- tunity in our state. He was the author of the agency's strategic plans for Upland and Migratory Game Birds and played a significant role in the creation of the Depart- ment's Quail Council. Upon his retirement from TPWD, Vernon joined his friend and former Louisiana Tech class- mate, Jim Willis, to work for the Wildlife Habitat Federa- tion, a non-profit organiza- tion focused on enhancing quail and upland bird habitat on private lands. MI who have had the op- portunity to know Vernon will remember him as a true friend, dedicated wildlife professional, and a caring, giving family man. He was truly humble and attributed his success to "...all those who have worked with me and been a part of my career, and helped make me a little smarter because of their presence in my life." None will ever forget his ample application of homespun Southern wit, wisdom, and colloquialisms. His smile was quick and endearing. He will be missed, but never forgot- ten. A memorial service was held in the chapel of Buda United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 4. FERGUSON Dr. Will Earl Ferguson, 67, was surrounded by his family when he passed away in Mbuquer- que, NM on Friday, May, 3, 2013.A native of Buda, Texas, he resided in New Mexico since 1983. He is survived by his wife, Shirlene of Mbuquerque; his son Dr. Jason Ferguson and wife, Yvonne of Honolulu, HI; his son David Ferguson and wife, Alina of Mbuquerque; his daughter Cathy Fergu- son and husband J. Harden of Mbuquerque; and by his three loving grandchildren, Audrey, Chelsi and Madelyn. He is also survived by his brothers James Ferguson and wife, Peggy of Del Valle, TX; Larry Ferguson of Pleasan- ton, TX and Ralph Ferguson and wife Cathy of La Grange, TX. Will graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in Chemistry and went on to earn both, a PhD in Bio- chemistry from the Uni- versity of Texas Medical Branch and an M.D. from the Universidad Autonoma de Cirdad Juarez. He special- ized in Anesthesiology and Pediatrics. He worked at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM from 1983 to 1999, and then served as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Uni- versity of New Mexico until his retirement in 2004. Will is remembered as a con- summate professional with a passion for teaching and helping those in pain. Will had an infectious laugh and a gift for telling jokes. He was an avid sports- Publicize your engagements, weddings, anniversaries, new babies or birthdays to the Hays County community with an ad in the Hays Free Press. $105 ad includes text and photos. 512-268-7862 or business@haysfreepress.com man and enjoyed spending his time play golf, hunting and fishing. The scenery and wildlife of the mountains provided Will deep enjoy- ment. He frequently im- pressed upon his children an appreciation for the Ameri- can Wilderness, the National Parks, American History and the pride and work of those who came before us. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or to Christ United Method- ist Church. Please visit the online guestbook for Dr. Will Earl Ferguson at www. frenchfunerals.com. JACKSON Beatrice Machetta Jackson, age 93 of Stratford, formerly of Darien, beloved wife of 65 years to the late John Kendall Jackson died peacefully on April 30, 2013. Born in Chi- copee, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late John and Maria Demichelis Machetta. She graduated with a degree in education from Pittsburgh State College in Pittsburgh, Kansas, where she taught elementary school. She was a Vice President of Life Study Fellowship of Darien where she worked for over 40 years and retired at age 86. She was a former shortstop softball player before and during WWII. Survivors include her two sons John K. Jackson II of Buda, Atty. Thomas K. Jackson and wife Deborah of Trumbull, five grandchil- dren; John K. Jackson III and his wife Kathy, Krista Scott and husband John, Courtney Forde and husband Jeffrey, Sean Jackson and Kaitlyn Jackson all of Texas, four great-grandchildren; Aaron, Emily, Dylan and Kyla, a sister Rosalie Castagno and husband Paul of Kentucky, several nieces and nephews. For online condolences and to light a virtual candle visit commercehillfh.com. JOBSON Betty Jo Jobson, 58, Buda resident for 27 years, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Betty was born in Bremond, Texas, May 29, 1954, to Edward and Verna Berezos- ki. Betty retired from St. Da- vids Medical Center in 2009 and most currently worked at Sprouts Farmers Market. Gardening, dogs, spirituality and chasing after her grand- daughter were great pas- sions for Betty. She loved to prepare meals that included homegrown ingredients. She rescued and provided bet- ter lives to many dogs from the local PAWS shelter. She gave much of her time to the Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda and was an active member of the Mtar Society. Betty was preceded in death by her husband I~ort. She is survived by daughter, Melissa Laws; son, Mathew Jobson; granddaughter Gene- vieve lobson, and her beloved dogs Billy Bob and Lucy. A memorial mass was held Friday, May 3 at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PAWS Animal Shel- ter and Humane Society (www. pawsshelter.org). The family would like to thank Hospice Austin and Angel Healthcare for the care they provided Betty in her final days. MARTINEZ Our beloved Alberto R. Martinez,Sr., age 100, resident of Buda, was called by our Heavenly Father to his eternal home on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. He was preceded in death by wife Maria Marti- nez; daughter Amelia Tello, sons Martin Martinez, Pete Martinez, Albert Martinez Jr. and Carlos Martinez; his 2013, at the Mission Funeral grandsons Rickey Guerrer6, Home Remembrance Chapel Larry Turk, Lupe Martinez; 1 East Cesar Chavez in Aus- one granddaughter Nancy tin. Mass of Christian Burial Martinez; sister Paz Zamora; was Wednesday morning, brother Lon Martinez. May 8, 2013 at San Francisco He is survived by chil- Catholic Church. Interment dren Josie Acosta, Dominga followed at Assumption Pastrano, Enedina Guajardo, Cemetery in Austin. Serv- Caroline Lopez, Mary Mice ing as pallbearers were his Guerrero; 50 grandchildren grandsons. Special thanks and numerous great- grand- to Joyce Ontieveros for her children; one sister Janie loving care she gave to Mr. Maldonado. Martinez. 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