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I + Page 2C BECK John Patrick "Pat" Beck, 64, passed peace- fully on November 6, 2011 at his home in Buda following a three-year battle with cancer. Pat was born January 10, 1947 in Bastrop County, Texas and lived his childhood on the family farm in Rockne. He completed high school at St. John's Seminary in San Antonio, attended St. Mary's Seminary in Houston and graduated from South- west Texas State University with a degree in Parks Man- ~ement. He met Rebecca ames while in San Mar- cos where they married on November 23, 1973 and have ~ent the last 37 years living in e Buda community. Pat was a "hands on" man who found contentment planning and working on projects around the house and community. He was an avid gardener who shared his love of the earth with his family, many neighbors and friends. He often helped others plan and maintain their own gar- dens and shared the fruits of his labors every season. His commitment to organic gardening meant there was always enough for all God's creatures. He was also an out- doorsman who enjoyed hunt- ing, fishing and birding. Pat worked for Centex Materials in Buda for 37 years and was involved with the Buda Lions Club since the mid-80s. Pat is survived by his wife Becky, son Brian Beck and wife Crystal, of Pflugerville; daughters Amy and husband Ross Madden, of Kyle; Sara and husband Dallas Stock of Kyle, and Jill and hus- band Brian Adams of Cedar Creek. Surviving grandchil- dren include Aeryn Rose Beck (age 7), Maggie Jean Madden (age 6), Fox Michael Madden (age 5), Derek Lee Beck (age 5), Mason Lane Stock (age 4), Callie Mae Adams (age 11 months), and Madison Paige Stock (7 months). Surviving siblings are Elaine Cham, bliss of Longview,. Jim Beck of Rosenberg, Mike Beck of Houston, Mary Beck of New Braunfels, Tommy Beck of Rockne, Lori Heisler of Marble Falls, Rita Canaias of Cotulla, Rosie Karr of Austin, and Steve Beck of Cedar Creek He is preceded in death by his parents John and Regina Beck, his brother Robert (1950), and grandson Andrew (2004). On Friday, November 11, a Rosary service will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Rockne, TX following the 7 p.m. mass Memorial services will be held on Saturday, No- vember 12 at 10 a.m. at ttarrell Funeral Home in Kyle. In lieu of flowers please send dona- tions to Texas Lions Camp, P.O. Box 290247 Kerrville, TX 78029 or the Gunner Thames Memorial Fund, 251 N FM 1626 Bldg 2C Buda, TX 78610. BRYANT Mattie Hall Bryant, 97, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 6, 2011. She was born in Driftwood to Laurel Fenton Hall and Katie Dor- roh Hall on March 9, 1914. She is survived by three sons, Everett and wife Nancy, Gene and wife Terri; and David and wife Linda. She was affectionately known as "Mamaw" by 10 grandchil- dren, 21 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchil- dren. Mattie was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 62 years, Arnold Woodrow Bryant, five brothers and one sister. Mattie graduated from Southwest Texas State Teach- ers College. She and Arnold were longtime residents of both Austin and Wimbefley. They were devout Christians and longtime members of Hyde Park Christian Church and Driftwood United Meth- odist Church. Mattie was a very loving and giving person and volunteered for many years at St. David's Hospital. Services were held Wednes- day, Nov. 9, 2011 at Driftwood United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Driftwood United Methodist Church or Austin Hospice Christopher House. FUCHS Marshall Dayton Fuchs, 64, went to be with the Lord on October 31, 2011. He was born in Lockhart on October 5, 1947. The foundation of his life was anchored in the ethics of honesty and hard work in NEIGHBORS Hays OBITUARIES the small loving wife of 31 years, Diana Funeral services v rere held country Berry Fuchs; his beloved son, Nov. 7 at Manchaca 3aptist town of Dayton Alexander Fuchs of Church and burial fgllowed Uhland Pittsburgh, N.H.; his be- at Live Oak Cemetery. where his loved son and wife, CodySpecial thanks to the doc- parents, Marshall Fox and Briannators and staff at St. David s A.D. and Joy Fox and his delightfully ICU and 5th floor loathe care Caroline energetic grandson, Caleb and comfort they provided encour- Alexander Fox of Sugar Land; in the last two weekS. Special aged serv- and beloved daughter, Brooke thanks also to Cariy Bassett, ing God Suzann Fuchs of Houston.Tracy King and Sharmon Kerr and His Marshall will be remem- of Hospice Austin who cared Church. Through their owner- bered and honored for his for Jo while in the hospital. ship of a general store, the faith in Jesus Christ, his deep Uhland Mercantile, they often devotion to his family, and his Leo acknowledges the special bartered services and goods lighthearted humor. He found care and comfort provided by with family and friends to aid joy in spending time at his Mike and Kathy Hal ~ert and in building a strong com- ranch surrounded by family Joy Simmons. munity. Marshall was a 1965 and friends. He will be greatly In lieu of flowers, memori- graduate of Kyle High School, missed and loved always,al contributions car be made a 1970 graduate of Southwest A memorial service to to the Leo and Jo H( lden Texas State University with a celebrate Marshall's life will be Scholarship Fund, a fund major in Biology and minor held onWednesday, Novem-providing assistanct ~ to direct in Chemistry. He moved to ber 9, 2011, 11a.m. at Cros- Houston and graduated from spoint Church, 4601 Bellaire the University of Texas Dental Blvd., Bellaire, Texas. The Branch in 1974. Marshall built burial service will take place a thriving practice in Family & on Saturday, November 12, Cosmetic DentiStry, in part by 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Uhland including his wife, Diana, and Live Oak Cemetery in Uhland, their children in the practice. Texas. He cared tremendously for his staff and greatly loved his HOLBEN patients and their families. Martha Marshall was known for his Jo Holden, generosity which often in- 96, passed eluded providing dentistry to away on individuals unable to pay. Thursday, Marshall was proud to be Nov. 3, a life member of the Houston 2011 in Livestock Show and Rodeo Austin, and served on the Speakers Texas. Committee. He participated She was 468-4451 in a program that provided born Oct. presentations to businesses 5, 1915, and schools to educate people to John D. and Ruth Harber on the customs and chal- . near Goforth in Hays County, lenges experienced on the trail Texas. She attended schools in rides in the days of the "Old Austin. West" Diana enjoyed teaming Jo met Leo Holden at up with him personified as Manchaca Baptist Church as Annie Oakley, Marshall often a young adult, and after Leo expressed his appreciation for returned from the Air Force on membership in numerous or- Oct. 20, 1945, following World ganizations such as the River War II, they were married one Oaks Men's Breakfast Club, week later on Oct. 27, 1945 the Rotary Club of Houston - and were happily married 66 Bellaire, and The Texas State years and a week before her Board of Dental Examiners. death. He and Diana enjoyed hosting Jo will be welcomed into youth Bible studies and par- heaven by her dogs Roxie, ticipating in church mission Hank and Dottle; cat Simon projects, and squirrel Bimbo. Sylvester Marshall is survived by and Lucy, her beloved cats his mother, Caroline Fran- already miss her. ces Schiwitz Fuchs, 93, of Survivors include hus- San Marcos; his sister, Diane band Leo V. Holden and two Garonzik and brother-in-law, cousins, Etta Ruth Ellis of Lynn Garonzik, nieces and Reedville and Ella Marie Byrd nephews, Jill, Mark and Jen- of Georgetown. nifer and their families. He was preceded m death by his father, Adolf Dayton Fuchs. Marshall dearly loved his and DianaS immediate and extended families. He is also survived by his F ee Press Novembe family descendants a ing schools of higher tion. Contact Joy Sim P. O. Box 963, Manch', 78652 MARTINEZ Paul Mendez Mart: of Austin, formerly o: passed away on Fri& vember 4, 2011. The Rosary will be at 7 p.m. onWednesc November 9, 2011 at Funeral Home in Kyl, Mass will be celebrat noon on Thursday, N bet 10, 2011 at St. An Catholic Church in K interment will be at Cemetery #2 in Prair: Texas. ,tag 295-61 '9, 2011 ttend- educa- roODS, tca, TX nez, 65, Seguin, Ly, No- recited ay, Harrell 3. The ~d at ovem- -hoW le. The an Juan Lea, Check it Out Continued from pg. 1C colorful language and some good old fashioned frontier justice. Now, I'U probably read my way through two or three of these books before something else starts to gnaw at me. And even if I try, I can't plan for it and I never know how long it's going to last. But, just like food, I enjoy variety in my reading diet...I mean, no one wants to eat chicken breast for dinner every day, do they? This is one of the many rea- sons I love the library, it's like an all-you-can-eat buffet.., of books...and information, and entertainment. And bonus - when you leave the library, you don't need to go home and put on your stretchy pants...well, unless you want~ to I suppose. Reminders: Buda Library Book Club is November 22, 6 to 7:30. "No Biking in the House Without a Helmet" by Melissa Fay Greene. Refresh- ments provided. Also: Overdrive e-books can now be checked out on Kindle!! Check with the library for more details. For questions about library services, call 295-5899 or e-mail Join the Friends of the Buda Library at www.friendsofihebudalibrary, org. + Remember your Loved Ones on the 2011 Tree of Angels CTMC Hospice Care invites you to buy a 2011 holiday angel inscribed with the name of your friend or loved one a special act of remembrance and to support the work of CTMC Hospice Care, These angels will adorn the CTMC Christmas tree in our hospital lobby until you pick them up on Thursday, December22, 2011 between 10 a.m.-4p.m, at the hospital located at 1301 Wonder World Drive in San Marcos. If you are unable to pick up your angel, they can he picked up at our hospice office located at 1315 U-I-35 North in San Marcos, or mailed directly to you. For more information, please call 512-754-6159. All proceeds will benefit the new TMC Please make checks payable to: CTMC Hospice Care and return your check along with this card to: CrMC Hospice Care, 1315 IH-35 North, San Mareos, TX 78666. Major Credit Cards are accepted. For more information, please call (512) 754-6159 or (866) 754-6159. Thank you very much for your donation and God bless you. May this angel and your memories held deep within your heart help to soothe your pirit during your time of grioC throughout this holiday season. TMC .EN IRAL TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER / eyice Je/ e 512.754.6159 , 866.754.6159