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NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press December 4, 2013 Hay Page 2C + OBITUARIES BROOKS Dorothy Elise Smith Brooks of Dripping Springs, TX, died Wednes- day, Nov. 27, 2013, at Meth- odist Specialty & Transplant Clinic in San Antonio after a hard-fought battle with liver disease. Born to S. Lanier Smith and Janet Mungerson Smith on April 30, 1958, in California, she moved to La Feria, TX, when she acquired her stepfa- ther, Ralph C. Brooks, at the age of 9. Elise was the salutatorian of the high school class ofLa Feria 1976 and graduated from Texas A&M Uni- versity with a degree in Computer Science. Always employed in her field, she enjoyed a lengthy tenure at Com- memorative Brands Inc. in Austin, where she succeeded in many IT positions, managerial and technical, serving in the position of Solutions Architect in her last years. Elise is survived by her parents, Ralph and Janet Brooks and her siblings: Adrienne Moore, Jennifer Brooks (Mathew Thomas), Melody Brooks, Ralph Brooks III, Susan Christian (Michael), Melissa Brooks, Forrest Brooks, Amanda Borinstein (Mark), and April Chamberlain. Also surviving her are 12 nieces and nephews, and two godchildren. Dedicated to and active in First United Methodist Church of Drip- ping Springs, she was an enthusi- astic member of the bell choir, and served on many boards and com- mittees. Elise was also an active supporter of the Emmaus move- ment. Fully understanding the im- portance of organ donation, Elise donated her body to save others. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Our family prefers that those desiring to memorialize Elise give to a charity of their choice. Condolences may be sent to www. "Loving and kind in all her ways; Upright and Just to the end of her days; Sincere and True in heart and mind; Beautiful memories she left behind" -Author unknown KUBITZ MATHIAS Gertrude Rosalie Kubitz Mathias, a long time former resident of the Goforth and Niederwald communities, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2013 in McKinney, Texas at the age of 101. Gertrude was born on July 17, 1912, near Copperas Cove, Texas. She was the second daughter of John Carl and Magdalena Teinert Kubitz. She grew up on the family farm and attended the Immanuel Lutheran Day School. Gertrude married Edgar Ben Mathias on Dec. 31, 1932 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. The couple lived on their farm until 1942 when they sold the property for the wartime expansion of Fort Hood. Edgar and Gertrude then purchased a farm near Goforth where they raised cattle and crops. The couple had two children: Nelda and Edgar Walter (E. W.). Active in the Niederwald Trinity United Church of Christ, Gertrude taught Sunday School and served as President of the Women's Guild for over 20 years. When her hus- band Edgar passed away in Janu- ary 1980, Gertrude moved to Buda. She enjoyed life in town and had family and many friends in Buda. Gertrude was an avid gardener and seamstress. She remained involved in church and at the Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center. In 1999, she moved to McKinney, Texas to live closer to her son E.W. where she resided until her death. Immediate family members whose death preceded Gertrude include: her husband Edgar after 48 years of marriage; daughter Nelda Potts who passed away in Decem- ber 1995; and sisters Irene, Esther and Lillian. Getrude is survived by her son Edgar Walter and his wife Betty of Allen, Texas; granddaughter Cyn- thia McCormick and husband John, Buda, Texas; granddaughter Brenda Cox and husband Patrick, Wimber- ley, Texas; and great-grandchildren Amy Kubecka and husband Mark, of Palacios, Texas; Tommy McCormick and wife Mendi, of Fentress, Texas; and Lauren Apgar and husband Jonathan, of Bloomington, Indiana. Great-great-grandchildren are: Avery, Ty and Ansley Kubecka and Bethany McCormick. A private family memorial service was held on Nov. 26. Gertrude will be cremated and interred next to her husband Edgar at Memory Lawn Memorial Park, Martindale, Texas. i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i iiii00i ii!ii Montage Continued from pg. 1C barriers, so that it does not end up in homes. In instances where a privacy fence has been added, a section could be added on hinges so it can open up when floodwaters flow. Mayor Tiffany Cumutt sug- gested, "Consider grading your yard away from your home and into the natural flow area." YesI It's time for the Christmas Decor Contest!!! Alread Yes, there's just this one weekend after the late Thanksgiving before the pre-judging takes place on Monda December 9th and Tuesda December 10th, starting at 7:00 p.m. The contest takes place over the weekend of December 13th- 15th. D6cor activity culminates on December 19th with Tour de Lights, when Mountain City's children and grandchildren travel by hayride past the win- ning houses. Watch for ballot instructions through City emails from Mayor Tiffany Curnutt (register for City's emails on www.moun- taincitytcom) and Loving Mountain City's emails (loving- and the LMC Facebook page (face- boolc com/lovingmountaincity) and a distribution box near the old city hall. City-wide Award categories for the 2013 Loving Mountain City Christmas D6cor Contest are Grand Prize, People's Favor- ite, Sparkle, Santa's Workshop, CHRISTmas, Workshop (hand- crafted / homemade), Theme, and Creativity. A"Best of...." Award will go to at least one house on a street. Longer streets (Cedar, Live Oak, Pin Oak, Maple, and Poplar) are divided into two or three seg- ments. Live Oak Court is com- bined with a section of Live Oak Drive and a house on Hemlock to make a group of 16 houses for the "Best of..." competition. We have the Best Little City That's Somewhat Out In The Countrfi. Used to be, when I started writing"Montage" almost 16 years ago, it was not "somewhat". One thing remains the same. Tidbits needed, ptom5678@ (with subject"tid- bit") or 512-268-5678. It's Advenfi Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift! Thanks! 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