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+ Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press June 15, 2011 + COUR11~Y PHOTO dancers display eir at Performing Arts g Mer Members of Dance Unlimited's performance teams recently competed at the Encore Performing Arts Competition and Talent on Parade Competition at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center, marking the end of the program's competitive season. Members (with instructors' names in parenthesis) are (instructor Lindsey Pdchard) Lexi Clements, Brenden Duley, Isabell Harrington, Hayley Huessar, Sidney McKinney, Bailey Jo Schmidt, Alexa Sims, Maleah Sims, Maeve Spiegel, Cobey Tower, Kstey Wheeler, (instructor Amy Eckhardt) Courtney Alexander, Delaney Alexander, Brianna Carbajal, Kandace Diaz, Paige Eckhardt, Isabella Elizondo, Kierra Evans, Kendall Madden, Savanah Masters, Janelle Reeves, Kate Sparrow, Kaylln Vela, Maia Vollbrecht, Ciera Ban', Tai Curtis, Lauren Delde, Katie Edwards, Izel Gaitan, Presley Gibbs, Idali Guebara, Dharma Heaney, Isis Hershman, Jada Lott, Leslie Park, Avery Rabago, Mackenzie Salazar, Amy Swearingen, Jilllan Ybarbo, (instructor Dianne StoffeI-Duley) Destiny Castro, Michelle Cervenka, Gabriella Elkins-Rlvera, Alyssa Guzman, Rachet Hyde, Brooke Krause, Klarisaa Lucio, Cecilia Moore, A~by Morgan, Geneva Reyes, Julissa Vasquez, Alyssa Jade Vetrano and Jasmine Ybarra. Members of instructor Callie Eacret's team (photo on left) are Cladssa Martinez, Rhianna Rountree and Kyrstin Tambur. + BAKER Carol Dwaine Baker was born July 27, 1933 to Harvey Erastus Baker and Alice Mac Shouse Baker. He passed away on June 6, 2011 due to corn- plications following heart surgery. He is survived, by his wife of 35 years, Mary. He is also survived by daughters Lala Baker, Cherry Knepley and husband Mark, Linda Rose- brock and husband Bob, Becky Banks and husband Randy; grandchildren Dale Delisle, Jim Pfertner and wife Melissa, Rick Rose- brock and wife Melanie, Kelly Pfertner, KatyWood, Sarah Banks and Chelsea Knepley; and great grand- children Annemarie and DAWSON Agnes Lucilie Dawson, 80,of Kyle, formerly of Caldwell County, passed away Satur- day; June 11. She was born in Caldwell County on January 30, 1931 to Frank McCarty and Ola Dee. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carroll Andrew Daw- son and son Donald Carroll Dawson. She is survived by two sons, James Andrew and Margaret Dawson and Glen Franklin Dawson; one sister Erlin Ad- kins and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at McCurdy Funeral Home with internment at Lytton Springs Cemetery. GARCIA Velia Garcia-Pdos, 63, of Buda died Wednesday, June 8, at Seton Medical Center. Born in San Bue- Beau Rosebrock and Alden naventura, Wood. He is also survived by Coahuila, brother J.T. Baker and wife Mexico on Lucille, sisters Clara Logan and husband David, Phyllis Knapp and husband Wally and Kay Bay; also survived by numerous nieces, neph- ews and friends and special niece Ttacy Collins. Carol was preceded in death by his first wife Betty, November 16, 1947, to Martin and Caro- lina Rios~ Velia was a delight to everyone who knew her. A woman of faith, she loved to sing praises to her savior, Jesus Christ. She was a living tes- service was held at San Juan Cemetery in Reedville, Texas. Donations, in lieu of flow- ers, appreciated. ORTIZ Rodolfo "Popo" Ortiz, 83, of Kyle, passed away June 4, 2011. He was born July 7, 1927, in Kline, Texas to Francisco and Amelia (Salgado) Ortiz. three sisters, she and her sisters were placed in The New York City Foundling Home when Stilly was two. After a year in the home, she and her oldest sister were adopted by the StiUmans and lived in New Jersey for several years before her father relocated the family to Florida. When Stilly was in sixth The original congregation met in a bunkhouse on the Brinsmade Ranch, with the children sitting on the ,bunks, the adults at the kitchen table and the sacrament on the hot water heater. By 1973, the church had built the origi- nal chapel, with Stilly serv- ing as one of the first vestry members. She continued tious generosity to her friends and her community. She spoke the truth when needed and loved the world in such a way that it had no choice but to love her back. Stilly was remembered at a service on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wmaberley; TX. Fu- neral arrangements were han- Rodolfo was well known to grade, her Mother, a Quaker her support of St. Stephen's died by Pennington's Funeral his family and friends as being turned Episcopalian, heard throughout her lifel~ne, help- Home in San Marcos. People a hard worker. Whether he was Stilly's teacher commit a ing to build the fellowship hall wishing to make donations working at a construction site, grammatical error and pulled and attending services in the to Stilly's ongoing contribu- farming, or helping out with her daughter from the public mission-style chapel she had tions may mail them to WAG, school, enrolling her in Mont helped create. P.O. Box 2603, Wunberley; TX various church functions, he was someone who would put all his effort into whatever project he happened to be working on at the time. Rodolfo was a master crafts- man at woodwork. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed Verde Private School until she reached high school when she attended Montreat in North Carolina. After high school, Stilly at- tended Alabama State College for Women in Montevallo, After Stilly retired, she was free to spend her time as she wished. She played many a game of golf and joined a tennis club in Austin, swing- ing her racket in tournaments throughout Central Texas in 78676, or St. Stephen's Episco- pal Church, 6000A FM 3237, Wtmberley, TX 78676. So onward, Stilly. She told us not to cry. She did what she came here to do. And some of us believe that she is sitting in gardening. The love of his life, Alabama, where she first met the 50-plus age bracket. In the great hereafter, drinking however, was his family, and BettyWright, studied health the '90s, she participated in a scotch and laughing with he enjoyed being surrounded and physical education and the Senior Olympics, bringing friends, poking the non-be- by them. Rodolfo is preceded graduated with a Bachelor home the gold, the silver and lievers in the ribs and saying in death by his parents and his of Science in 1951. While the the bronze. - "I told you so!" grandson Carlos Ortiz. He is school was strict- no cars or An avid lover of animals, she survived by his wife of 58 years riding in cars, dresses worn at traveled extensively to Africa, SOLTEMEIER Otilia Hemandez Ortiz of Kyle; dinner, a formal dinner every takingsix safaris. Travis Michael Sultemeier, his children Rudy Ortiz Jr., and month- it gave the girls free SfiUy's view on life was that 21, was born on November 20, his wife Cindy of Michigan, roam of the campus and athe environment needed to be 1989 in Richard Ortiz of Kyle, Oscar student voice in matters of protected, the hungry needed Austin. He Ortiz and his wife Sylvia of conduct and policy, to be fed and the children gradu- Colorado, Gracie Ruiz and Stilly went on to teach needed to be cared for. ated from her husband James of Ne- junior high science in Mobile, braska, Ramiro Ortiz and his Alabama before receiving a wife Amanda of Kyle, Norma Master in Health Education Appel and her husband Dan from Peabody University in of Washington, Amelia Ortiz Nashville, Tennessee in the Schuh and her husband Aaron mid- 1950s. She arrived in San Mhrcos, Texas in 1956 to teach As she did with so many of her passions, Stilly translated her love of animals and the environment through the support ofWAG (WLmberley Adoption Group), the Wunber- leyValley Watershed Associa- Jack C. Hays High School in 2008. Cur- rently he was work- ing for his parents, and grandson Kyle Rosebrock. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Austin, with Father Keith TurbeviUe officiating. Graveside services followed at Live Oak Cemetery in of Washington and Adrian timony to what the power of Ortiz and his wife Becky of Christ can do in ot~r lives and Pennsylvania. Rodolfo is also she was an encouragement to survived by his grandchildren those who needed to see and Maria, Tony, Theresa, Angle, feel that power. Her battle with Oscar Jr., Daisy, Sarah, Mi- cancer was just one part of an chael, Stephanie, Derek, Ram, amazing testimony to her faith Amy, Alex, Damien, Ravyn, and strength. Morgan and Maddox; also by physical education, health tion and numerous wildlife Freescale and kinesiology at Southwest rescue organizations through- Semiconductor. Travis was Texas State University, where out the world, a free spirit who enjoyed life she also coached tennis and An avid believer in the to the fullest. He was a good golf and introduced track and importance of education, she person, and grew up to be a field for women, holding the quietly helped many young wonderful young man. Travis first female track meets at the people in the area, some of loved making people happy university, them her students, to pursue and enjoyed making them Her main love, besides God, nine great-grandchildren and Stilly moved to Wunber- and complete their educa- laugh. Travis loved being on Manchaca, Texas. was her family, and her house by his sister Guadalupe DeLa- ley in 1967 in the Eagle Rock tions, the family ranch and play- and heart were always full of Cruz; and by other loving rela- section of what is nowWood As an active member of the ing "42." He also loved being CARDENAS love. She loved life and lived it fives. Graveside Services were Creek. That same year, she Wimberley community, Stilly on the lake with friends and to the fullest. She loved music, held Thursday, June 9, 2011 at also bought a building on the supported the Wmaberley family. Travis is survived by his Maria Guadalupe Carde- gardening, and her cooking the Pavilion at Memory Lawn square that she turned into Institute of Cultures and the father and mother, Jeffrey and nas, our beloved daughter was legendar~ She will be Memorial Park in Mattindale. the Wmaberley Galleries (now Wtmbefley Players. She was Michelle Sultemeier and his and sister, of Kyle,Tx. passed deeply missed. The Old Mill Store), run by her a founding member of thetwo sisters, Ashley and Megan, peacefuly, surrounded by Vella is survived by her hus- STILLMAN friend the artist Mickey Thur- WmaDems, holding the first his fiancee Stephanie Chavez, her family as she left her band, Carmelo, her children Wimberley said goodbye to mond and his wife, Lou. Wmaberley meeting at herand his grandparents Charles earthly bonds on Sunday Maria, Jaime, Silvia, Rolando, one of its most loyal friends It was at the Gallery that house many years ago, with 23 and Audrey Saunders, and June 12, 2011. Born Febru- Rodrigo, Elizabeth, and Eloy; when Elizabeth Stillman died Stilly and Betty took up picture Democrats in attendance.Jarrell and Anita Sultemeier. ary 12, 1989 in San Marcos, her grandchildren Daniel, on June 5, 2011 at Central framing, tluming a craft into an She lived her life the way A memorial mass was held Texas, she is survived by her Forest, Adrian, Jade, Mariana, Texas Medical Center in San art form and continuing that she wanted, reaching out with Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Santa parents Alberto & Connie an unstinting and unpreten- Cruz Catholic Church in Buda. Cardenas of Kyle and sister Veronica Cardenas of Kyle Visitation will be Wednes- day, June 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Anthony's Church in Kyle, with Rosary at 7 p.m. at the church. Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the church, with burial follow- ing in San Juan Cemetery in Reedville. Sarah, Xavier, Cristian, Elias, Lilly; Sabrina, Max, Layla, Li- ana, Jonah, and Zacarias; and her brothers Martin, Ricardo, Ruben, Femando, Ernesto, and Rudy. The memorial service was held on Sunday; June 12 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. Another memorial service was held on Monday; June 13 at the funeral home. Graveside Marcos after a short illness, business in their own home Known to her friends as after they sold the Gallery. Stilly, she was preceded in A member of St. Mark's death by her parents, Frank Episcopal Church in San Mar- and Emily Stillman. She is sur- cos, Stilly joined with some of vived by her best friend Betty its Wunberley parishioners to Wright and the rest of us who start an Episcopal church in counted her as a friend, and Wm0bedey, becoming one of there are many. the founding members and Stilly was born on Septem- staunchest supporters of St. ber 21, 1929 in St. Johnsville, Stephen's Episcopal Church in NewYork. The youngest of Wtrnberley. Thyme (;ARDEN CENTER \ +