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Page 2C + NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press December 21,2011 4- COOPER Anne Cooper, 76, of San Marcos, passed away suddenly Friday; December 16, 2011. She is survived by her hus- band of 54 years, Bob Cooper; her daugh- ters and sons-in- law, Debra and Roland Saner- mann, Robin and ClayWllson, Holly and Scott Burner, and Damie Cooper and Dennis Bell; and grandchildren Robert Sauermann, Cooper, Georgia and Aden Burner, and Laura and KimberlyWilson. Anne was born to Chris and Esther Becker on February 28, 1935 in Marshalltown, Iowa. In the 1940s, the Becker family moved to Des Moines, Iowa where Anne graduated from Roosevelt High School. In 1957, she graduated from Iowa State University, where she was active in Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. The friendships of her youth remained strong throughout her life. At Iowa State, Anne met the love of her life, Bob Cooper, and the two were married December 14, 1957 in Mar- shalltown, Iowa. The newly- weds spent their first married years in California where Bob was stationed in the Navy. The young couple moved to Mar- shalltown in 1959, where their eldest daughter was born in 1960. When an opportunity. arose to buy a feedlot in Texas, the yotmg family seized the moment and moved to San Marcus, Texas. There they raised a family and built a life together. Anne devoted her life to the Care and energetic sup- port of her family and com- munity. She helped her four gifts grow to become strong and principled women. She reached beyond family to enrich the lives of others in the spirit of public service. She was a PTA leader at James Bowie Elementary, where she helped organize the an- nual Halloween carnival and led Brownie and Girl Scout troops. She helped to found the Southside Community Center and to bring Head Start to San Marcos. She was ac- tive in the First Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and served for many years as an Elder. Her patriotism found expression in a drive to start San Marcos's annual 4th of July celebration and fireworks display. Her passion for public ser- vice led from active involve- ment in Hays County's Repub- lican Party to elected office as District 47's State Representa- tive to the Texas Legislature from 1985-89. She believed that a child's knowledge of geography broadened the horizons of possibility, and so during her tenure in office, she helped organize San Marcos's Geo Bowl through the Geogra- phy Department of Texas State University. After leaving office, Anne continued public service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Guadalupe- Blanco River Authority. Book club, bridge, golf, friends and family kept her ac- tive in retirement. Anne bttilt her life on the rock of faith and family. Anne and Bob had a mutual devotion to each other tt~at saw them through good times and bad. She touched the lives 6f so many people in a positive way. She will be missed by all. The family is planning a me- morial service in February at the First Presbyterian Church to honor Anne's life. In lieu of the usual remembrances, contributions may be made inAnne Cooper's honor to the charity of your choice. Condo- lences may be shared with the family by visiting www.pen- ningtonfuneralhome.com. GARCIA Our beloved Johnny Garcia Jr, age 50, resident of Buda, was called byour Heavenly Father on Friday, December 16, 2011. Mr. Garcia is survived by mother, Trinidad S. Garcia of Buda; brother, James S. Garcia and Naomi T. of Austin; niece Elena C. Garcia of Austin; nephew Andrew I. Garcia of Austin; several uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Johnny Garcia St. Recitation of Holy Rosary was held Monday, Dec. 19 at Mission Funeral Home Seren- ity Chapel In Austin. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Santa Cruz Catholic Church, Buda. Inter- ment followed at Assumption Cemetery in Austin. To view memorial on-line, visit www. missionmemorials.com. WILLIAMS James Weslie "Little Fred" Williams, 71, retired nurse and Army veteran, of Buda died Tuesday; December 13, 2011. He is survived byhis wife, Georgia. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 19 at St. Stephen's Missionary Baptist Church under the auspices of Ebenezer Baptist Church, La Grange. Burial was Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San An- tonio. Arrangements by A Life Celebration by Franklin, Taylor. t ot your cookies baked .... ::::::::::::::::::::::: , .andtre tr, mm ?Lots , ~k..J of homes in the area ENDS:: are brightly decorated with lots of lights. Yes, Christmas is coming and we received the best gift early when the skies of clouds brought the wel- come rain. l do hope no one is saying, "When is the rain going to stop?" Hey, remem- ber when we wanted rain? coo At the December party and meeting of St. John Women's Guild, it was decided that the first Saturday was not a day when many of the ladies could attend so we voted to hold it the 2nd Saturday; Mark your calendar for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at noon, for the meeting. On Dec. 2, Beverly Kleen had a birthday and Sharon Heideman had one on Dec. 11. Brian Heideman ~ll mark another year older on the 24th. On Dec. 10, Daniel and Sharon Heideman joined relatives and friends of Joe Schumann Of Seguin to celebrate his 80th birthday. Joe put in many of the water lines for County Line Water SUD before he retired. Sympathy is extended to the family of Lorain Greaf of Lock_hart. Her family, church and community, also at the Hagedorn and Hohmann luncheons, will miss her. The family of Otto and Elsie Greaf had Christmas at Roger Ranch Bowling Center on Dec. 12. A large crowd enjoyed dinner, visiting and games. coo To all who read this col- umn and contribute and to the Hays Free Press staff, a very Merry Christmas and Happy NewYear. Check it Out Continued from pg. 1C as does Susie Bishop, the Administrative Assistant. They both always have time to listen to questions and fred solutions for every library user. Heather Teems, in addition to Circulation duties, finds time to create very imaginative craft ideas with clever book themes. 'And here is where I most respect the high office of the librarian. Above the restric- tions of budgets and the frustrations ofhierarchal administrations, the librarian has the possibility of chang- ing lives. Like great teachers, great librarians meet needful individuals at the precious moment of choice. The right book at the right time is often a nexus to individual destiny." - Monty Joynes "In Praise of Librarians" from his wfifingasaprofession blog Neua Lockett is President of the The Friends of the Buda Public Library. DEC. 31: Music by People's Choice Blackeyed peas and party favors will be provided 9 p.m.-I a.m ..... $25 per person. Tickets are on sale now. .~B BYOB (Beer or Bottle) Setups and soft drinks will be sold For more info call 512-294-9578 1750 FM 1626, BUDA, TX Texas Crossword and Sudoku sponsored by | ................ t 411i!!i!!i!!iii~!!~ili!'!i .... #!:V~:~ = ii~:i i :~::~ :~: ~ !?"~"~'%~!] Nii Ni ~i ....... ~ ~,:~ i i : L/::~ 3!! ~-i~- i 8! ACROSS T m " _~ I X~s happy as with two tails" 5 some TXns scuba __ in Canyon Lk. TXism: "fiat as ~ .__handle prairie" 7 TXism: "it'll the enamel off your molars" (hot chili) 8 TXism:" on roosteP 17 TX Reynolds film: "Say __ For Me" 18 a Cowboy LB in 200t-02 2t TX actress Sandy (init.) 22 Lady __ Johnson 23 female aviator Earhart 24 ready-to-assemble building 29 TX gunman Ben Thompson ran an Austin __ pador 30 TXism: "____-Sloven" 3t Arlington auto plant owner (abbr.) 32 "old time religion" preacher 34 TXism: '1hem ........... there" 35 TX George H. to TX George W. (abbr.) 36 to carry out the death penalty in TX 37 in Hays Co. off F35 38 undiluted whiskey 40 TXism: "quaking _ "(scared) 42 former Mavericks coach Dick 43 weekday (abbr,) 44 poker :pot start 45 ex-Astro Ortiz 46 where JFK was taken at Parkland in '63 (abbr.) 47 TXism: "book __ __ horse smart" (wise) 49 varnish oil 50 TXism:" in the bud" 51 Houston-made "The Thief Who __ To Dinner ('72) 52 what you can rent at DFW Airport (2 wds,) 53 spy fiction writer Deighton 27 28 DOWN 1 Houston gilman Robert ......... : ............................. , St, 2 TXism: "put that in your ......... smoke it" 3 county south of Real Co. 4 prefix meaning five 9 TXism:" :chaser" (womanizer) 10 name of TX Defl's 1 st smartphone 1t TXism: "get of it" 12 TXism: '`foaming _._ the mouth" (mad) 13 TXism:" hankerin' for it" 14 TX Mark Chesnutt tune: "Old Flames Have New 43 46 15 in Concho Co. on 88 16 Love Field IATA code 19 many eady TXns from eastern states 20 TX reporter Donaldson 22 Astro & Ranger sport 24 company's image effort (abbr,) 25 TX TV "Tarzan" Ely (inK) 26 Adam's "ball and chain" 27 TXism: "it'll take a faith healer to "(broken) Charley & Guy Orbison Copyright 2Ol! by Orb~son N'os. 15 16 28 TX Ginger's "Fifth Girl" 29 TXism: '~ like scales on a fish" 30 TXism: "tie up the loose " 33 ex-Astro Gonzalez 34 TX Roddenberry's "Star Trek" milieu 35 TXism:" cement"--- -- 37 Deer Park's "Dow Park & Gardens" 38 variable star 39 TXism: "hot as road ........ in July" 41 "there's __ _ every crowd" 42 anti-DWl mothers 45 TX Dabney played this Merle in "Mary Hartman" TV series 48 .....-Marcus See Solution, page 4C +