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Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press June 29, 2011 + + DAY Marllyn Green Day, 70, of Buda, passed away on Sunday, June 26. Marih was born on January 13, 1941 in Buda, Texas. She was preceded in death byher husband, Jimmy Day, her parents, Wyatt and Aria Green, and her broth- er, lohn Wyatt Green. Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Maria Lea Day; her sister, Paula Michaud and husband, Pete; her brother, Ray Green and wife, Patty;, niece, Sandi Patino and husband, Homer; and nephew, Steven Green and wife, Heather. Marilyn taught typing, bookkeeping and art for many years at Hays High School and was beloved by her students. After retiring, she traveled extensively throughout the world with her husband, leg- endary steel guitarist, Jimmy Day. Family will receive friends, followed by funeral services, onWednesday, June 29 in the pennington Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Gardner of- ficiating. Interment will follow at Barton Cemetery in Buda. Arrangements by pen- nington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at www.penningtonfu- DICKENS Wade Jordan Dickens, age 4, of Buda, courageously ended his long 11 -month battle with brain stem cancer and welcomed the Lord's hand into Heaven on Thursday, June 23, 2011. He was surrounded by his par- ents, grandparents, Chaplain Jo Jensen and close friends at Hospice Austin's Christopher House. Hallelujah! Our pre- cious baby boy is no longer in pain. Wade was born to Michael andWendy Dickens on Febru- ary 28, 2007. He is survived by his par- ents, his twin brother Wyatt; his grandparents; Albert and Carol Beth Moeller of Luling and David and peggy Dickens of Buda. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the medical professionals who cared for Wade during his journey. Special thanks to Dr. Timothy George, Dr. Virginia Harrod and Dr. Anna Lincoln. A celebration of his life was held I~esday, June 28, 2011 at Harrell Funeral Home and graveside services followed at Live Oak Cemetery. We know that it will make Wade smile if you make a donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation in his honor. They gave him some of the most memorable moments of his short life. OONTRERAS Robert Anthony Contre- ras, 35, of Buda passed away Thursday, June 2. He was born December 13, 1975 in Mountain View, CA. to Rebecca Reynolds and Robert Contreras. He is survived by wife, Tonya Contreras; son, Joshua R. Contreras; stepchildren, Alyssa M. Pagan, Andrew Pagan and daughter, Myl- cayla J. Friday; mother-in-law, Ierry Devreugd and father-in- law, Ray Devreugd of Buda; mother, Rebecca Reynolds; aunt Renee Grubb and uncle Fredd Grnbb and cousins. He was well-loved by all his friends and family and always will be remembered for his beautiful smile. Robert will live on in all our memories. Memorial services will be held Friday, ]uly 8, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda. NORRIS Jackson Tyler Norris, age 15, was taken from us to be with our Lord on June 22, 2011. Jackson was born April 9, 1996 in Austin and was a student at Jack C. Hays High School in Buda, Texas. He was active with Hays Hills Baptist Church youth activities and was a greeter and usher. He is sur- vived by his parents, Rebecca and Anthony Norris and his sister Reagan Norris. He also leaves his maternal grandpar- ents Margie and Jim Lawrence of La Grange and Bob Short of Walburg; paternal grand- parents, Laverne andWayne Norris of Rockne. He is also survived by uncles Bobby Short and Sean Norris and by cousins Hayley and Weston Short. Jackson was a blessing - he was loved by so many. A memorial service for Jackson was held Saturday, June 25 at 3 p.m. at Hays Hills Baptist Church. Memorial gifts (in lieu of flowers) may be sent to Hays Hills Baptist Church Youth Ministry Activity Schol- arship fund. (Make checks out to Hays Hills Baptist Church with memo for the fired.) Call 312-1433, ext. 23 for more information. REYNOLDS Johnna Puckett Reynolds, 43, of Driftwood died tragi- cally from injuries sustained inanau- tomobile accident on June 21, 2011. Johnna had been a teacher in Texas for 21 years. She was born August 31, 1967, in Sweetwater, Texas, grew up there, and gradu- ated from Sweetwater High School. She won three world champion barrel racing titles in the American Junior Rodeo Association. Johnna also won a state title in track and was on the second place state basketball team. She earned a bachelor's degree from Tarleton State University in Stephenvllle, where she also won the Southwestern Region Barrel Racing Title. Johnna taught at Perrin-Whitt CISD, where she met Cole, the love of her life, who would later become her husband. She taught both kindergarten and physical education in the Lake Travis ISD. She had been the PE teacher at Bee Cave Elementary since its open- ing in 1999, and she taught many after school classes and coached many sports teams. Students loved PE because Johnna made it fun. She was passionate about sports and was a great competitor. She instilled that spirit in many children, particularly in her own, Casey and Lane. Johnna is survived by Cole Reynolds, her husband of 17 years, and her daughter, Casey, 12, and son, Lane, 9. Also, her parents Eddie and Ira Lea Puckett of Sweetwater; her sister LaDawn Daniel and husband, Tony, and their two daughters, Kyla and Kend- all, also of Sweetwater; her sisters-in-law, Katherine Mata and husband Angel, and their children Andrew and Matt, and Elizabeth McLeod and husband Chris and their son, Ian, all of Austin. Also her par- ents-in-law, Paula and Bruce Renfro of Driftwood; and her father-in-law Charles Reyn- olds of Stephenville; aunts Pat Halsell, Priscilla Hicks, Mary Brentley, Catherine Mobley, Wllma Nicewarmer and Joyce Scott; uncles D.W. Puckett and John H. Puckett; as well as numerous cousins. Johnna had countless friends whom she loved and who loved her. She was the connector, the planner, the organizer, the woman with the purse in which she had ev- erything anyone ever needed. She loved entertaining friends and family at the Reynolds Annual Crawfish Boil and many other gatherings. A memorial service for John- na was held on Saturday, June 25, at the First Baptist Church in Dripping Springs, and a me- morial service will be held at a later date in Sweetwater, Texas. Her family is'grateful for the support provided by Johnna's numerous friends, coworkers and students. A memorial fund has been set up to support the further education of her children. Contributions can be made to the Johnna Reynolds Memorial Fund, Account 252039 at anyAPlus Federal Credit Union, or mailed to the credit union at P.O. Box 14867, Austin, TX 78761. SINDERMANN Robert Paul Sindermann,. 82, of Austin, passed away on June 22. He was born on Au- gust 16, 1928, in NorthAdams, Massachusetts, to Carl I. and F_$fie Packard Sindermann. He married Rachel St. Pierre on July 21, 1951. Bob is survived by his wife, Rachel; son Robert Jr. and Lisbeth Goldberg of Arlington, Virginia; daughter Lisa Sinder- mann and Tracy Glass of Kyle; sister Ruth Tavelll of North Adams, Mass.; brother Carl James Sindermann of Easton, Maryland; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Bob was a life-long fan of the Boston Red SOx, Celt- ics, and Brains. He played on amateur and semi-pro baseball and hockey teams in Massachusetts and later in Texas. He entered Spring- field College in the sports program, before serving in the Army during the Korean War and graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He earned his Masters at U. Mass. and en- tered the Doctoral program in Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He taught Government and assisted the baseball coaching staffs at U.T. Austin, San Antonio College, and Odessa College. While at Odessa College in the 1960s, Bob served as President of the Texas Junior College Teach- ers Association and helped orgamze a grass-roots group to establish a four-year college in the city. The University of Texas at the Permian Basin was eventually founded there. He was the plaintiff in a fed- eral lawsuit that resulted in an important U.S. Supreme Court decision, Perry v. Sindermann (1972), that strengthened the constitutional rights of teach- ers and other public employ- ees. In the 1970s, he worked Providing compassionate, high quality medicine and surgery for dogs and cats. VETERINARY HOSPITAL Call (512) 268-PETS for an appointment today! Located at 4100 Everett, Ste 100, next to the Performing Arts Center in Kyle Open Mon Fri, 7am 6pm. Saturday, 9am 3pro- Closed Wed & Sun for U.S. Sen. RalphYarborough in Washington and Austin, and he served on the committee staffs of the U.S. Senate, Texas Senate, and Texas Constitu- tional Convention. The family is holding a private memorial gathering at a later date. Condolences may be left online at www. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512.353.4311. Continued from lag. 1C PflOTO BY UN@)I~ RAMIREZ Roel Vargas The Kyle Police Employees Association recently held its 5k Fun Run & Barbecue to raise money to hell defer medical expenses for two- yser-old local boy, Roel Vargas, who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The run started at Wallace Middle School in Kyle and went to the end of Cypress Road and back. Events at the school included canine and karate demonstrations and barbecue plate sales. Odds & Ends Continuedfrom pg. 1G Just received news (Sun- day afternoon) of the death of Louise Simon, wife of Delvin (Red) Simon, of Kyle. Louise was a classmate of mine when I attended Kyle High School as a freshman from Uhland. I will always remember Louise's smile and friendship. Sympathy is extended to the family. OO0 Glad to hear Kenneth Schnautz's cheerful voice on the telephone. Though he is still not "up to par," he sounds good and says he feels much better. Hang in there. $eo Best wishes to Cyndy Barton. Have not heard what happened but take care and advantage of the time of leisure. ooo Glad to report that calls are still coming in to say that families are still searching for history, etc. of their loved one's military service. Even though the dedication of the Veteran's Wall is to be held Wednesda~ ]uly 13 at 5 p.m. at the Uhland Community Center, there will always be a place for all interested veteran's and/or their fam- fly's pictures and histories. Remember the public is also welcome to attend the dedi- cation. Okay, Oma, let's get this right. Raney Moore did go to Oklahoma, but not to play ball. He was among a group of youngsters from the First Baptist Church of Kyle who enjoyed a church camp in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Then on Friday night he joined his mother, Debbie Moore and grandparents, Daniel and Sharon Heideman to watch the Texas Rangers and Mets baseball game at Arlington. On Saturday and Sunday he and his teammates of the Manchaca Maniacs played in a tournament at Mansfield, Texas. They won second place in the tournament- congratulations; I need your news to con- tinue this column. Please send in your news of church, city and community events and happenings. Thanks. Here's wishing one and all a happy and safe 4th of July. Hy your flag and obey the burn ban. Saili Wilson tidbitted on her recent close encounter with the almost all white skunk that makes appearances near Live Oak Drive and Maple Drive. It's in her yard most mornings. "It is almost totally pure white, except for just a little black on his/ her belly and a tiny bit on the front side of his/her tail. It is quite tame, as the first time I saw it, I was out in my backyard feeding the deer and it was in our yard between Cheryl's and ours - like maybe 20 feet away. I saw it, and just laid the food containers down slowly, picked up my cat and went back into the house. The skunk never even looked up or tried to run away. It was beautiful. I got pictures from my sunroom - but no closer :}." Salil's water for deer stays much cleaner now that we trapped three raccoons. Salli wonders if others provide water for deer. At our house, some mornings the bird- baths are dry. ooo A few years back, driving on Live Oak Drive, Run and I turned to one another with, "What was that?l" Both of us had the impression "mountain lion." Now, a mountain lion has been reported by sev- eral just across the way in Ruby Ranch. The Texas Parks and Wildlife website gives guidance on"What To Do IfYou Encounter A Mountain Lion." Pick all children up offthe ground im- mediately. Do NOT approach the lion. Stay calm. Talk calmly and move slowly. Face the lion and remain in an upright position. Do not turn your back on the lion. Back away slowly. Do NOT run. Do all you can to enlarge your image. Do NOT crouch down or try to hide. If the lion is aggressive, throw rocks, sticks or anything you can get your hands on. If the lion attacks, fight back. Fighting back can drive off lions. ooo The wild heat continues. Beth Smith sent word to her distribution, "Many calls that we normally don't hear about come in reporting kids in parked cars even for a few minutes, waiting on parent, etc. Please think twice an.d report immediate- ly if you see an unattended child in a car or pet for that matter. The heat is a quick 'killer'". The threat of wildfires has put a county wide ban on fireworks. The website says, "The ban does not extend to fireworks sponsored by governmen- tal entities or to entities holding a per- mit from the Hays County fire marshal to conduct organized, commercial fire- works displays in unincorporated areas of Hays County." Last week's newspa- per gave word that Kyle's display is a "go", this week closer to us, at the Plum Creek Golf Course. Betty Puckett tidbitted, "Jay started hauling water over a month ago for our yard watering. Help us pray for rain." Indeed. Help us pray for rain. Prayers and sympathy to Jay Puckett in the loss of his mother. Please help "Montage" by sending tid- bits. Text 512.517.5678 or phone 512-268- 5678 or email 295-9444 295-6008 +