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Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press May 22, 2013 4_ Kyle VFW to recognize Vietnam soldier Members of the Kyle VFW Post will recognize Alfredo Lopez, Jr., a Kyle resident who died inVietnam in 1968 five months after his tour of duty began. The service will begin at 9 a.m. Memorial Day. Kyle council member David Wilson recognized Lop~ for his service as part of the Memorial Day Proclamation at the May 14 council meeting. American Legion San Marcos The American Legion San Marcos Post 144 is holding a ceremony at the San Marcos City Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. The city cemetery is on Old RR 12. The Legion also sponsor Boy Scout Troops who place flags this date on veteran's graves in seven area cemeteries. City of San Marcos On Memorial Day, the City of San Marcus is sponsoring a memorial program at the Hays CountyVeterans Memorial on Hopkins Street across from the San Marcus Activity Center. This event begins at 10 a.m. Team Red, White and Blue CrossFit Kyle will hold a special workout at 10 a.m. Memorial Day. Owner Bud Boehnke, a military veteran, is an ambassador for Team Red, White, and Blue. The organization aims to help veterans assimilate into civilian life through fitness and exercise. Attendees are welcome to stay for a BBQ after the workout. Buda and Kyle Fire high noon Members of the Buda and Kyle Fire Departments will show off their firehouse cooking skills at high noon on Memorial Day at the H-E-B Kyle. The teams met last year and Buda took the trophy. This year, Kyle will fight to earn the title. The Kyle AMVETS will also enter a team into the competition. Memorial Day Service at State Cemetery in Austin honors veterans The Memorial Day service honors all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service for the United States of America. Sponsored by the Thankful Hubbard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) the Patrick Henry Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), this special Memorial Day Service started in 1981. Beginning at 9:40 a.m. on May 27, music will be played and sung by Gary Knippa and The Friends. This local band is known for their renditions of favorite Americana music, hymns and folk songs. The memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. at the State Cemetery, located at 909 Navasota at East 7th St in Austin. Lt Gen Steven R. Polk, (retired), Inspector General of the Air Force, will be the featured speaker. Seating is provided for elderly and mobility impaired people, all others are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. This service is open to all who wish to attend. May 24-29- and Ing Kits & Financing Available! round pplies 1-888-MESO-FIRI (1-888-637-6347) + GRANT Lillie Louise Grant, age 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, surrounded by family and friends in Austin. The second youngest of sixteen children, she was born on October 18, 1923, to Lonnie B. Grant and Ola Bunton Grant of Buda. Lillie dedicated her life to the service of others and to her community. She began working for Brackenridge Hospital in the mid 1950s, becoming the head break- fast cook in 1965. After over thirty five years of service, Lillie retired from public life to focus on her love of quilt making (original designer of the Dutch Girl Pattern), gardening and caring for oth- ers. Lille founded the Antioch Cemetery Association. She collected one-of-a-kind artifacts and mementos from her world travels with the family of Dr. Albert and Joyce La Londe, with whom she formed a deep friendship and lifelong bond. She raised their two children, David and Lisa. Lillie was devoted to God, had an infectious laugh, and was a wise and gracious angel on earth to all who knew her. She will be deeply missed. Lillie was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Lonnie B and Ola Bunton Grant, five brothers; ]ames Grant, Leroy Grant, Rev. Willie B Grant, Oscar Grant, and Arthur Grant, seven sisters; Emma Lyons, Fannie Wil- liams, Cora Davis, Lorene Dawson, Larene Grant, Mary Etta Loggins and Annie Spurell. Those left to cherish Lillie's precious memories are the children she raised, David La Londe of Austin; Lisa La Londe Hamaker (husband Will and three sons Powell, Reese and Lane Hamaker) of Mandeville, Louisiana; two sisters, Gladys Howard and Lola Fleming of Austin, sister-in-law Mary McGregor, and a host of nieces, neph- ews and other relatives and friends. Special recognition goes to her nephew Lawrence Williams, for serving as her caregiver. Funeral services were con- ducted Friday, May 10, 2013, at Grant AME Worship Center in Austin. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery in Buda under the direction of Cook- Walden Funeral Home. MORENO Mark Louis Moreno was a 24-year-old resident of Kyte and a graduate of Hays High School and Texas State UniversiW. Hewasa member of Tau Beta Sigma atTexas State. Mark dreamed of pursuing a career in the culinary arts and hoped to continue to work for his father in video production. Mark passed away on Saturday; May 18, 2013. He fought his Leukemia until the very end with his family by his side. Mark had a passion for music and food. So many people re- member Mark for often bursting into song at the most random times. He always had the funni- est and craziest stories.We will all miss his plethora ofknowl- edge of useless trivia facts. He leaves behind to cher- ish his memory his father and mother, Louis and Terri Moreno; his sister Melissa Broccolo and husband ]oey; his sister Michelle Moreno; his two nieces Mia and Liliana Broccolo; his paternal grandparents, Ignacio and Tommie Moreno; his maternal grandmother, ]osephina Arriola, and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. He was preceded in death byhis maternal grandfather, Trinidad Arriola. The Rosarywili be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. A Mass will celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda with Father Kirby Garner as the celebrant. Burial to follow. IMIXEflSOH In special thanks of the caring memory of Joyce Irene Hayes Wtlkerson of Buda who passed on April 30, 2013 due to a fatal bus accident. She was the only daughter of Melva andWeldon Hayes. She leaves behind her loving husband of 55 years Lloyd "Ray" Wflkerson, son Michael and wife GlendaWflkerson, daughter Deborah and hus- band Kurt Zedler, grandson Eric Zedler, step-grandson CJ and ~fe Christina Kelly, step-great- grandson Ian Kelly, mother- in-law Nina Conn, brother Wmdell and wife Mary Hayes, sister-in-law Carolyn Hayes. She was preceded in death by her four brothers Roger Hayes, J.W. Hayes, Wayne Hayes and Kenneth Hayes. ]oyce will be best remembered for her caring ways, thoughtfulness and lively personality. We want to thank her many well-loved clients and friends from Austin, Spicewood, Kingsville, San Marcos and Buda.We want to send a special thanks to the helpful people at the CreeksideViUaApartment Center, United Lending and Pok E-Joes Catering Service and for the special assistance given by the Buda Police, EMS and Fire Department. This special thanks is from the RayWtlkerson family, brother Wmdell and Mary Hayes, the sister Ioyce never had. WISIAN Adelene FAith Louise Heide- manW]sian was bom on July 19, 1926 in Uhland, Texas. She was the daughter of Gustav and Ella Maria Kraemer Heideman. Adeline was washed in waters of Holy Baptism on November 3, 1926, at her home in Uhland. She confirmed her baptismal vows in 1940. On December 14, 1946, she was married to AlfledWisian. This marriage was blessed with two children, Alan Wzsian (de- ceased, Nov. 1, 2008) and Beverly, Wisian Kleen. Adelene lived in San Marcos for most ofher life. She was a devoted wife and mother, and served as a housewife through- out her life. She very much enjoyed time with her family, spending time out of doors, and fishing. She was a life-long member of St. John Church, in Uhland (now St. John Lutheran Church). Here she was active in the Women' s Guild. She also volunteered her services at theVisitor's Center of Central Texas Medical Center. She was a member of Hermann Sons and the American LegionWomens Guild. She was a resident of Re- gent Care Center in San Marcos, when the Lord called her home on May 10, 2013. Surviving Adelene are Beverly and Danny Kleen (daughter and son-in-law) of Buda, Brenda Wisian (daughter-in-law), Doug and Melissa Kleen (grandson and wife), David and Amanda Wisian (grandson and wife), Kristy and Richard Saxon (grand- daughter and husband), Laura and Scott Thompson (grand- daughter and husband), Faith, Brooke, Emma, T6a, Fiona and Abigale (all great-granddaugh- ters), and Clarence Heideman (brother). Funeral services were held Monday, May 20, 2013, at Thom- ason Funeral Home followed by burial at Memory Lawn Memo- rial Park in Martindale. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. John Lutheran Church, 20 N. Camino Real (Hwy 21) Uhland, TX78640. 1938-2013 POWER OF COMMUNITY PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE EXPERIENCE COUNTS Lawyers with over 100 years combined expertise. may occur 30 to 50 years after expo- sure to asbestos. 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