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Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press May 15, 2013 Hay: + GRAY Darrell DeWayne Gray, age 75, of Kyle, passed away Saturday, May 11, l~~ 2013. He ~ .... was born ~ !fi ! :: November Burlington, Iowa. He attended Target High School in Mt. Pleas- ant, Iowa where he played football and graduated in 1956. He then proudly served in the U.S. Navy for ten years. Darrell then worked for G.E. and later the University of Texas at Applied Research Labs. He also taught night classes in electron- ics at Nixon Clay College. He met and married the love of his life, Thee, in 1968. Shortly thereafter, together they started Gray Electronics - a video and security equipment services company. Theyworked alongside each other every day for more than 40 years. In 1995, he designed the first digital capture system storing security pictures on a personal computer for which he later received a patent. Darrell had a tireless work ethic and his business was his passion. In addition to being a devoted husband, Darrell was an exceptional "dad" to his two step- children Blynda and Donnie. His love for and commitment to them knewno bounds. Donnie joined the family business early on and during their 40 years of working together they developed a very special bond. Darrell was Donnie's dad, mentor, and friend. One of life's greatest joys for Darrell was spending time with his two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He rarely missed an opportunity to attend one of their special events. Darrell is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Thee, his step-son Donnie Holder and wife Debbie, granddaughter Carinda Sherk and husband John and their four children Chris, Stephen, Katie, and Daniel, and grandson Aaron Holder and wife Samantha and their son Carter, as well as his sisters Deloris and Nancy, and brother Donnie. Darrell was preceded in death by his parents Ted and Fern, his younger siblings Skeet and Genie, and step-daughter Blynda and her husband Dennis. The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses ,of Legend Oaks Rehabilitation Center of Kyle and Odyssey Hospice of San Marcos for the loving care they provided to Darrell. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. Interment followed at the Kyle Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be entered into Darrell's guestbook at www. harrellfuneralhomes.com. KORTAN James "Jim" Steven Kortan, 72 of Buda, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013. He was a firefighter in the black hills of South Dakota. Then he moved to Kansas where he joined Salina Police Dept. He then became a gunner in the U.S. Army and served in Viet Nam. When he moved to Austin he served with the Travis County Sheriff's Dept. before becoming an Austin Police Officer, where he retired as Sgt. in Robbery and Homicide in 1998. Preceded in death by mother Gertrude Mehlhaff Kortan and Steven J. Kortan. He is survived by beloved wife of 12 years Penny Kortan and son Steve (Stephanie) Jones of Washington State and sister Karen (A1) Riker of Irving, TX. Other children Michael (Anita) Kortan, Tami Martin, Cinda & Debra Kortan and several grandchildren. Funeral service were held Friday, May 10, 2013 at Harrell Funeral Home in Austin. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Jones, Mark Piker, Steven Riker, Jimmy Brown, Curtis King, Ben Wright, Joe Hebert &Tom Crowe. In lieu of flowers please send a care package to our troops overseas. WILLIAMS Clifford Edwin Williams, aged 64, resident of Kyle, Texas, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2013. He was born January 17, 1949. He graduated ...... from Travis High School with the class of 1967. He then went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Navy for 26 years, where he served in the Vietnam War. In his early adult years, he was an avid bowler and enjoyed participating in recreational leagues alongside his friends. He also enjoyed fishing and family poker games. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Kyle, where he served faithfully as a trustee. He also was an active member and chaplain of the Central Texas AMVETS Post 115. He was preceded in death by Christine Doyal and Denzil Williams, his loving parents, along with his brothers Charles Wayne and Billy. Charles is survived by sisters Sandra Brice, ShariWilkison and husband Rick, of Conroe, Texas. Also his son, Clint Williams and wife Rhonda, of New Braunfels, Texas. He is survived by daughters CaseyWilliams of Kyle, Texas and Kristy Mendez and husband Steve, of Waxahachie, Texas. He also lives on through his granddaughters Tiffany and Tonya Titus, and great-grandson Ayden Titus, of Waxahachie, Texas. He also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, other close family, and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Cliff's memory to: Central Texas AMVETS Post 115, PO. Box 21, Kyle, Texas, 78640. Services will be held at 1 p.m. May 18, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Kyle. There will also be a visitation from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Weed- Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 78704. Visitation is open to all who wish to attend. Ask Chris Continued from pg. 1C bushes, and shrubs up to 4 feet. As a bonus, you will soon discover that rather than white- tails, it's the butterflies who love them. They are much better behaved guests in your garden! Sometimes a new plant comes along and experimenta- tion is the only way to know how deer will respond. Set a small pot out overnight and you will usually have your answer by morning. For a wide list of deer- resistant plants, look for the Grow Green booklet Native and Adapted Landscape Plants. k's fltll of suggestions for plantings that deer will walk by without browsing. They are available for free in most area nurseries. Or visit www.growgreen.org. Happy (deer proof) garden- ing everyone! If you have a question for Chris, send it via email to iathyme@yahoo.com. Or mail a postcard to It'sAbout Thyme: 11726 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748 www.itsaboutthyme. corn TwDee "Critical Grotmdwater A rought" notification nt up at city entrances MOUNTAIN CITY after the April 17 determi- nation by Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conserva- tion District (BSEACD). But, the signs are easy to miss and contain no details of the restrictions. Some readers see neighbors watering grass and ask that this colunm provide education. Groundwater uses should nowbe limited to water for essential indoor demands needed to preserve health and safety with a very minor allocation for non-essential outdoor water use. According to BSEACD, "The NOAA Seasonal Drought Out- look predicts that the current drought in the district is likely to persist or intensify. In 2011 during the last Stage III Critical Drought, the district received many 'dry well' reports. Water conservation can help prolong water supplies and delaywell issues." At the beginning of Stage III, our Mountain City Oaks Water System well water level measured 58 feet above the pump, with the water table at 257 feet. Look around the city and you'll see instances where Mountain Cityians have made their landscapes drought- hear~, ready for such a time as this. Once established, fennel is drought resistant. And, it's a host plant for the Swallowtail Butterfly. A few weeks back Connie Brewer on Maple came across a just emerged butterfly in her fennel patch. She held it in her hand. It took her breath away. It's time to get ready for Mountain City's Annual Garage Sale Day, the first Sat- urday in June, June 1. Each participating residence sets their own start time. This year, Loving Mountain City plans a bake sale at city hall In conjunction with the garage sale. Please plan to back and buy. It seems to me that a sig- nificant decrease in our water usage coincided with the installation of a kitchen water faucet with "touch on. touch off". It does cause a problem when I visit friends and rela- tives. I make a fool of myself touching their faucet. It seems to me that the most interesting segments of Mon- tage come from submitted tidbits. Please submit tidbits to ptom5678@gmail.com. Buda Bits Continued from pg. 1G Marc Goebler, owner of Prosper Properties, has relocated his office in downtown Buda to 204 South Main Street. A big "thank you" goes out to Cecil Clark who con- tInues to take such good care of Live Oak Cemetery. The 100 year-old Clark was out pullIng up weeds and placing flags on gravesite this past week. Birthday wishes go out to Elite Warmington on May 16; Roger Beverly on May 17; Chuck Lewis, Vera Pol- ley and Lament Ramage on May 18; Shirley Bauder and Linda Rosenbrock on May 19; A. J. Verver on May 21; Angle Huckaby on May 22. Anniversary wishes go out to Craig and Megan Odell on May 22 as they celebrate their three-year wedding date. Buda Public Library will be offering a class for building your own website on Saturday, May 18 from 2 until 4 p.m. Contact the library if interested since pre-registration is required. Let the rain continue .... love all the green we have! 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