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Page 2C NEIImlBORS Hays Free Press May 11, 2011 + DONSBAOH Born Mary Ruth Selman, Sept. 5, 1929 in Dilly, TX; died May 1, 2011 in her home in Austin at the age of 81. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of S1 years, Elbert George Donsbach, parents Bartlett and Beryl Selman, sisters Eugenia Dahline and Roxie Sehnan. She is survived by brothers BarrieR, Paul, Waiter and Gary, and sister Sue Crump, sons Carl and wife ]oanne, George and wife Karen, and John, and daughter Barbara Talbott and husband Larry, granddaugh- ters Ellen Hall and Amy Dons- bach and Danielie Taibott, and Desiree Basrun and great grandchildren Adrian and Deleslyn Lightsey. She graduated valedictorian from Buda High School in 1946 and attended a year at Southwest Texas State Teach- ers College. After deciding to pursue a career in nursing she attended the Brackenridge School of Nursing, graduating as an RN in August of 1951. While in nursing school, she met Elbert Donsbach in Aus- tin, and they were married on September 23 of 195 I. A dedicated nurse, she worked for many years at Brackenridge Hospital and later worked at several nursing homes. She participated in the Nurses' Health Study for 34 years. A loving mother and grand- mother, she brought much joy to her family and friends throughout her lifetime. She was a thoughtflfl individual with a calm and cheerful demeanor, a quick wit and a marvelous sense of humor. She was also an avid reader with many interests, continu- ally occupied by collecting books, which she usually passed on to others after read- ing. She greatly enjoyed visit- ing with friends and family, watching a good movie and listening to music. A memorial service was held Saturday May 7 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. CAMPGELL Joanne Olive Campbell, 60, homemaker, of Austin died Thursday, May 5, 2011. She is survived by husband, Bob. Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Manchaca Baptist Church in Manchaca. Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Home. HOWARD Gwendolyn Kaye Howard, 65, of Kyle died Thursday, May 5, 201 I. She is survived by husband, Robert. She was a retired mail carrier. Services were held Saturday, May 7 at Carino's Italian Restaurant in San Marcos. Burial was private. Arrangements were by All Faiths, south location. JIMENEZ Elizabeth Guerrero Jimenez, 81, of Kyle died Sunday, May 8, 2011. She was a retired beauti- cian formerly of Round Rock. She is survived by husband, Juan. Services are pending with All Faiths, north location. LACKER David Kenneth Lacker, 82, of Buda was born on Oct. 17, 1928 in Manor, Texas, and died on May 8, 2011 in Austin. His parents were James Leroy Lacker and Susan Elizabeth Gallatin Lacker. He was the fourth of five children. David graduated from Austin High School in 1947, then went to Parkland Hospital in Dallas to become an X-ray techni- cian, doing his residency at Brackenridge Hospital. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Southwest Texas State Teacher's College in 1957, and received a Master of Science in Radiological Health and Public Heaith Ad- ministration from Oklahoma University. David accepted a job at the Texas State Health Dept., launching a career that cul- minated in his retirement in 1993 from concurrent posi- tions as Director, Bureau of Radiation Control and Acting Assoc|ate Commissioner for Environmental and Consumer Health Protection. Later, he was called back to fill several positions including Acting Bu- reau Chief, Deputy Associate Commissioner, and Associate Commissioner between 1994 and 1996. In 1988, he received the Gerald S. Parker Award for outstanding leadership and contributions to the field of radiation protection from the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, the highest award bestowed by that organization. David met Kathryn (Kay) Williams through friends at West Austin Baptist Church shortly after he graduated from Austin High School. She is the daughter of Jesse W'd- liams and Iris Moore Williams, both from pioneer Burner County families. They were married two years later on September 10, 1948. David and Kay were married for 62 and a half years. Kay and Dave's married life was centered around family, faith and church activities, and good hard work. They waited a long time for chil- dren, but their son Stephen Lacker arrived on February 3,1964. Their prayers for God's choice for a daughter-in-law were answered when Steve met and married Ann Clancy in 1990. Dave always said that he would like to have a "little red-haired girl," and she, too, entered his life in the form of his beloved daughter, Caitlin Rebecca Lacker, bom on Sep- tember 1, 1993. Dave and Kay have always been very proud of their deep Texas lineage and their privi- lege of both having worked for Texas state government. They have passed this sense of pride in Texas, and pride In their families, to their son and his family as an important legacy. Dave and Kay lived a quiet on their smart farm in Buda, enjoying activities and travel with their son and his family. The diagnosis of cancer came as a shock to Dave, but in his usual manner he set about finding the best way to anaiyze the illness and bring the best possible resources to bear against it. David is survived by his wife Ka~ son Steve and wife Ann of Austin, granddaughter Caitlin, older brother, Curtis Lacker and wife Bonnie of Florida, and little sister Janie Wooldridge and husband Ted Wooldridge of The Woodlands, nieces and nephews, extended family members, co-workers, and friends. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Harrell Funeral Home, Austin. Burial will be at 2 p.m., DeW0ls - Dillingham Cem- eter~ Briggs, TX. LOZANO "Captain" Abel M. Lozano, born January 10, 1922 and called home on May 3, 2011 at the age of 89. Abe was born on January 10, 1922 in Harlingen Texas and lived there until March 2001 when he moved to Kyle to be near his son, Joe, and family. Abe served his country proudly during World War II. While in the service he was in Pearl Harbor during the at- tack, aboard the USS Pensa- cola, which was on the way to Manila Bay. He received numerous medals including WWII Victory Medal, Ameri- can Area Campaign, Asiatic Pacific, American Defense Star, Good Conduct and the Purple Heart. He was honor- ably discharged from the Navy at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Barin Freed Pensacola, FL January 10, 1947. After his discharge from the Navy he returned to Harlin- gen, Texas where he served with the Harimgen Police Force for 36 years. Abel moved up the ranks from patrolman, to sergeant, lieutenant and up to captain. Everyone who knew Abe fondly called him "Captain" or "Capitan". Dur- ing his career Abe attended the FBI National Academy inWashington, DC in 1958 and various law enforcement schools throughout Texas. Abe was an original founder of Crime Stoppers Harlingen, a lifetime member of American Legion Post 205, the VFW and an ex-member of the Catholic War Veterans, Hariingen. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Harlin- gen and Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda, Texas. Abe was a devoted hus- band, loving father, grandfa- ther and great grandfather. He was an avid hunter and was known for his passion and ap- preciation of guns. Abe was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Isabel Lozano of Hadingen, his lovely daughter Cynthia E Lozano, and niece Billie Marie Neal from Houston. Abel leaves behind to cher- ish his memories his beauti- ful and honorable wife of 65 years, Esperanza "Hope" Lozano, "Curly" to some. Son, retired Senior Texas DPS Trooper, Joe Lozano and wife of Kyle. Grandson Gus Klein, California. Grandson Officer Stephen M. Lozano and wife Kaila of Kyle. Granddaughter Jessica L. Brown and husband Ian Brown of Marion. Paige Nicolle and Adam Lee of Pflugerville, and his beloved four great grandchildren l~lar, Avery, Mason L0zan0 and Reese Brown. One sister Adela L. Wagner, Houston. Daddy, we've known so much happiness, and we've had our cup of joy. Our memories are gifts from God that death cannot destroy. To love you was the best thing. To lose you the worst. Thank God you were in our lives. I will miss you. Until we meet again. Love, Marne. The family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all from Harbor Hospice who assisted in his care. Abe would have wanted, in lieu of flow- ers, memorial contributions be made to Harbor Hospice of Austin, 8700 Manchaca Ste. 502, Austin, TX, 78748. Funeral services were held Friday, May 6 at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda with burial on Tuesday, May 10 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. 512.312.4499 www.haciendabuild.com SANCHEZ Gertrudis Sanchez, 46, of Kyle died Saturday, April 30, 2011. Funeral services were held Friday, May 6, 2011 at Mission Funeral Home, Serenity Chapel. Burial was at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery. 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