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Page 2C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press November 16, 2016 COFFMAN Daniel Lee Coffman was born March 30, 1994 in San Antonio, TXto An- drew Lee Coffman andTe- resaAnn Dudley Coffman. At the age of three years, he was diagnosed with Duchennes Muscu- lar Dystrophy. Although it sometimes sapped his strength and energy, it never diminished his love for family, friends or life. He almost always had a smile on his face. He loved stories, Legos, his pets, but most importantly, he loved God. On Nov. 11, 2016, his body succumbed to the disease. He finally tamed in his "rental unit" body (as he referred to it) for a strong, healthy; glorious Heavenly body. He is survived by his parents, his brother Joshua; his grandparents Gary & Jean Coffman of Westminster, SC, and Elton & Louise Dudley of San Antonio, TX; his aunts and uncles Ronnie and Carol Gray of San Antonio, TX, and Paul and DeAnna Coffman of St. Louis, MO; his cousins Brandy and Devin Gray; Brendan DeTore and Ava Coffman; and numerous other fam- ily members. Donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (specifically for Duch- ennes) or the Make-A- Wish Foundation. LOPEZ Clara Lorraine Lopez, "the rock of her family," passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer, on Monday, NOV. 7, 2016 at her home in Kyle while surrounded by her loving family. Clara was born in Corpus Christi, TX, on Tuesday, July 24, 1945 to William Thomas and Anita (Lopez) Hargis. She attended W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, earning her diploma from the American Schools. She married Eusebio Lopez, a career member of the US Alrforce, on Nov. 10, 1962 in Corpus Christi, TX and together they moved to Laredo AFB. This was the first of many family and ca- reer moves. Soon after their move, Eusebio was deployed to Wake Island, separating him from his expecting wife. Their first daughter, Lisa Marie, was born while Eusebio was overseas. Being alone was tough on Clara. Lisa almost died and only survived because of the extra6rdinary attention and love she received from her mother. Upon her husband's return from Wake Island, they were stationed in Abilene TX. There she gave birth to her son Stephen and her daughter Michele Rene'. In Abilene Clara became a member of the Texas Rehab Center where she provided unparalleled support and assisted the foundation. Clara and Eu- sebio moved their family many times throughout his military career. Often she found herself alone due to military deploy- ments, filling the roll of both mother and father to her three children. Their moves took them from Abilene to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Houston and Corpus Christi, TX while Eusebio was de- ployed in Thailand, Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City, OK, back to Bergstrom AFB in Austin TX where she became a supervisor in the Automation Sec- tion at Farmers Insurance in Austin. They were then stationed at Brooks AFB in San Antonio, returning to Corpus Christi upon retirement to take care of their aging parents. Upon the passing of their parents, they moved to Pflugerville, Texas and then to Kyle, Texas in 2003. In Kyle she be- came involved with her grandchildren's activities and with Lehman High School. At Lehman, Clara supported the school through their formative years and assisted with Lehman Cheer. Clara was very in- tuitive. She always knew exactly what to say and do for her family. She was very involved in her grandchildren's lives. They were the center of her attention and she was the happiest when around them. Clara and Eusebio put their parenting skills to work and raised three of her grandchildren. Clara was gracious with her love and gifts. She loved to decorate, collect tea pots, make crafts and gamble at the casinos where she displayed uncanny luck.. Clara leaves behind her dedicated husband of 53 years, Eusebio Lopez, her daughter Lisa Marie Santos and her husband Henry Lee, her son Ste- phen Lopez and his wife Tamara, her daughter Michele Rene' Lopez, her grandchildren: Katherine Perales, Jacqueline Her- rington and her husband Jonathan, Mark Lopez, Kyle Lopez, Victoria Ducos, Matthew Perales, Michael Ducos, Kimberly Vasquez, Michael Perez and Kevin Perez. She will also be missed by her great-grandchildren: Kaden Perales, Isaiah Romero, Gabriella Lopez, Isabella Romero, Emma Reyes, Addison Her- rington, Abigail Lawson, Andrew Romero and Travis Harrington. Friends and family are invited to Harrell Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. for a time of visita- tion. A Rosary service will follow at 7 p.m. at Harrell Funeral Home. Friends are invited to rejoin Clara's family for her fu- neral mass at Santa Cruz Catholic Church 1100 Main Street in Buda at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery 1520 HarryWurzbach Rd. in San Antonio at 1:45 p.m. Donations may be made in Clara's memory to the Texas School for the Deaf at https: / / amplify- atx.ilivehereigivehere.org Please visit www.Har- rellfuneralhomes.com to share a fond memory, photograph, condolence or memorial gift with Clara's family on her on- line memorial site. Texas History Continued from pg. 1C still opposed going to war. That same month, Knickerbocker addressed an Austin audience on a hectic speaking tour, and Lindbergh enlisted in the largest noninterventionist lobby. In the weeks following the recruitment of the Lone Eagle, the mem- bership of the America First Committee nearly tripled to more than 800,000. Although the organization included the standard assortment of kooks and crackpots, the overwhelming majority was made up of respect- able citizens committed to keeping the U.S. out of another bloodbath in Europe. Although President Roosevelt had confided the previous year to a key aide, "I am absolutely convinced that Lindbergh is a Nazi," he dared not openly attack the national idol. But after Lindbergh officially endorsed the America First movement, FDR compared him to the northern "copperheads" that sided with the South in the Civil War. However, it was Lindbergh himself who orchestrated his own downfall. In a September 1941 speech he expressed pity for the plight of per- secuted Jews in Europe but in the next breath warned American Jews of similar treatment, if they insisted upon pushing the country into war. The rash remark was immediately condemned by prominent figures from all walks of life. With a thundering crash Charles Lindbergh fell off his unique pedestal leav- ing his priceless reputa- tion in pieces. America's love affair with the con- queror of the Atlantic was over. The domestic debate abruptly ended eight months later on Dec. 7, 1941. The unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor made the war issue a moot question. Hubert Renfro Knick. erbocker derived no personal satisfaction from Lindbergh's disgrace nor the tragic fact that it took an act of Japanese aggres- sion to bring Americans to their senses. He would have much preferred to have been wrong and have world peace than to be right and watch the world go up in flames. Bartee welcomes your comments and questions at barteehaile@gmail.com or PO. Box 152, Friend- swood, TX 77549 and invites you to visit his web site at barteehaile.com. Thyme ~..,.,~.,~~,~ .~..~::.~.% %.,.~.~..~ { ~L~:~;. :::.o:. 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