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+ Page 2C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press June 17, 2015 HOLMES Patricia Holmes of Austin, beloved wife and mother, passed away on June 15, 2015 after a long and coura- geous battle with cancer. She was born onAug. 4, 1958, in San Marcos, TX to Alfonso and Hermelinda Lopez. Patricia grew up in San Marcos and graduated from Southwest Texas State University (SWTSU) with a Bachelor's degree in Education and a minor in Criminal Justice. In 1980, she received her Master's degree in Public Adminis- tration, also from SWTSU. After teaching for a year, she decided to pursue a career in law enforcement and applied to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). She gradu- ated second in her class. Patricia became the first female in DPS history to be promoted above the rank of Trooper. She was also the first DPS female to graduate from the FBI National Academy. She rose to the rank of Captain and retired after 30 years of service. Patricia met fellow DPS officer Jimmy Holmes who was also stationed at the South Austin DPS office. They married in 1989 and had their daughter Sarah in 1990. Patriciawas a devoted wife and mother and loved attending all of Sarah's sporting and school activities. Patricia, Jimmy and Sarah loved to travel; they visited every state in the U.S. as well as many for- eign countries. Besides her devotion to her family she was a loving and caring daughter to her parents, "Poncho" and"Chita". Patricia is her husband of 26 years Jimmy Holmes; daugh- ter Sarah; father Alfonso "Poncho" Lopez; brother Marie Lopez and wife Caroline of Dallas; brother Michael Lopez and wife Shad of Katy; nieces Mi- kaela Antonia Lopez and Lillie IsabeUe Lopez; and a large, extended family of uncles, aunts, cousins and many dear friends. She is preceded in death by her mother Hermelinda "Chitg' Arredondo Lopez. Serving as pallbearers are Jerry Moczygemba, Victor Garcia, Troy Boddy, Juan Sells, DannyArre- dondo, and John Cruddas. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 18, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. With a Rosary at 7 p.m: at Harrell Funeral Home located at FM 2770 & Kohlers Crossing in Kyle, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Marie de Claret Catholic Church, 801 N. Burleson Street, Kyle, Texas. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martin- dale, Texas. Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrell Funeral Home. MARTIN Ruth Elizabeth Martin (Warren), born Feb. 28, 1922, in Austin, TX, died at home, Monday, June 15, 2015. Ruth was blessed to be independent for most of her 93 years; God has walked with her. As a wife, mother, sister and grandmother she has been the monarch of her family; the nucleolus. She will be greatly missed by all. As a young lady, she was very active in sports, theater and was a student of Nation Youth adminis- tration (an organization that taught nursing skills to the youth at Bracken- ridge Hospital where the volunteered). She was a full-time housewife and mother, and after her chil- dren were gone she took care of her grandchildren. She provided a stable environment. Ruth also volunteered with social workers to as- sist elderly citizens in need to complete paperwork for their needs. She drove to Lockhart, Luling, San Mar- cos and Dripping Springs to help people. Ruth Eliz., as she liked to be called, was always there for her family; whether just a cup of cof- fee, to taking her mother around the world to visit relatives, she was always there. Her vast knowledge and teaching to her family will be greatly missed; The Good Lord gives us this angel for a short time in our lives - we will be lost without her. She is survived by her daughter, Myrtle Ruth Wagner (LuckyWagner), sisters Grace (and Bill) Brown, Florien (and Torn) Proffett, grandchildren: Christopher Jacobsen, Mathew (and Peggy) Jacobsen, Rod (and An- nett) Jacobsen, Jonathan Jacobsen, Justin Jacobsen, BillyWagner, Glenn Lee (and Laine) Wagner. She also has 11 great grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, BillyAlton Martin, son Edwin Bacon Jacobsen, granddaughter Michelle Lisa Wagner, great great grandson August James Satton; mother Hazel L. Warren (Wallis), father George Washington War- ren, brother Albert E. War- ren, sisters, Rose Marie Scott (Reese) Warren & Georgia (Junie) Prewitt (Warren), nephew George (Skeet) Prewitt. Friends may call at the Harrell funeral home from 6 to 8p.m. Thursday, June 18. A Mass will be held at a later date. Texas History: 'Princess of Panhandle' lived high on hog Continued from pg. 1C I phia socialite she had met in the mountains of Nepal. This choice evidently met with her parents' approval because the two were wed the following June. While Electra was finding true love in the Hi- malayas, the residents of Beaver tried to change the name of their Wichita County ham- let to "Wag- goner." Tom said nothing doing but did consent to "Electra" as a birthday present for his pride- and-joy; To keep his little girl close to home, Tom Waggoner built Thistle Hill, a cozy 18-room man- sion in Fort Worth, for the newlyweds. He soon had a place of his own on the same block, and brother Guy took up residence right next door. To say that Electra lived high on the hog is an un- derstatement. She was the first customer to run up a $20,000 tab in a single day at Neiman Marcus in Dal- las. Fresh flowers were de- livered to her home daily, as were samples of the latest fashions from Paris and NewYork. She insisted on being the first to try on any garment and never wore anything twice. Friends claimed that despite her self- indulgence Electra had a kind and generous side. For instance, when told a favorite salesgirl was out sick, Electra got her address "and had her chauffeur drive her there. The girl lived alone and had not eaten properly for days. Electra put on an apron, cleaned the room and prepared a good meal for her." That was nice, but money would have done the poor woman a lot more good. Instead of sharing a tiny fraction of her wealth, Electra bought her a bouquet of flowers. Dec. 25, 1909 was a Christmas to remember in the Waggoner house- hold. Tom gave each of his three grown children a 100,000-acre ranch- Electra traded Paul for the Zacaweista - fully stocked with livestock and worth $6,000,000. Electra Waggoner Electra built a new home on her present south of Vernon and sold Thistle Hill in 1911, the same year black gold was discovered at - where else? - Electra. Oil wells were soon pumping mil- lions into the Waggoner fortune. Eight years later, Electra and Albert bought Shadow Lawn, a seven-acre estate in Dallas. The purchase price was $200,000, and the lady of the house spent $90,000 more remod- eling the showplace to suit her expensive tastes. Electra furnished Shadow Lawn with a half million dollars in Europe- an art. She paid $42,000 for a Persian rug, $18,000 for an inlaid Venetian cabinet and $37,000 for an imported marble chest. The drapery bill alone exceeded $55,000. Electra's 18-year union with Albert Wharton ended in January 1921. The hard-drinking divorcee turned Shadow Lawn into party central and entertained celebrity guests with lavish and sometimes rowdy soirees. The way Guy, who tied the knot eight times, and Electra were going through marriages had Tom Waggoner worried. So in 1925 he took back the ranches, consoli- dated the land under the Waggoner Estate and compensated the kids with trust funds. As if to make her dis- approving father's point, Electra left her second husband in January 1925 after less than three years of wedded bliss. The ink was hardly dry on the divorce papers, when she married hubby number three on a yacht off the Florida coast. All the years of burning the candle at both ends had taken a terrible toll on Electra's health. When Guy learned in October 1925 that doctors did not give her long to live, he chartered a train in St. Louis and raced the thousand miles to New York to be at her bedside. Electra Waggoner Wharton Bailey Gilmore succumbed to cirrhosis of the liver on Thanksgiv- ing Day at the age of 43. The party was over, and it was time to pay the bill. Order Bartee's books "Murder Most Texan" and "Texas Depression-Era Desperadoes"from the "General Store" at bartee- halle.corn or by mailing a check for $26.65 for each copy to Bartee Halle, P.O. Box 152, Friendswood, TX 77549. 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