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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas OBITUARIES Tuesday, January 4, 2011 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3 Paid advertisements Lester Morton Brooks Jr. On the first day of the year 2011, the sports fans of heaven received a new enthusiastic recruit to add to their ranks, Lester Morton Brooks, who at the age of 86 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family whom he deeply loved. I.es remained to the end a fiercely loyal fan of the San Antonio Spurs, LSU Tigers, and the Houston Astros. A devoted husband and excep- email@example.com Harvey C. Bradney Harvey C. Bradney, dedicated husband, family man and retired soldier, passed away in New Braunfels, on Dec. 29,2010. He was 84 years old, Mr. Bradney was bom on Nov. 24,1926 in Gould, Arkansas, and was the oldest son of Harvey Clartmce^d Frances Bradney. He graduated from Lake Village High School before enlisting in the United States Army in 1946. tional father, he was the first to sacrifice for the benefit of his one true love, Connie Coxe Brooks, and their six children. I he loved he shared with them will forever remain in their hearts. The son of Lester Morton Brooks and Harriet Talbot Brooks, I^s (Buddy) was born on Feb. 20, 1924 in New Orleans, La. on top of this grandmother’s dining room table. He was the second of two children, his sister, Anna Rita, was 5 years older. Very close to his sister and his parents all his life, he was blessed with a large extended New Orleans family rich with great aunts, uncles and cousins too numerous to count. Les attended Jesuit High School in New Orleans, served in World War II in the Army Air Corp., and graduated from LSU in the school of Petroleum Geology in 1948. He worked in the petroleum exploration for 38 years. His career began in New Orleans working for the Texaco Oil Company, but after four short years he moved to the El Paso Natural Gas Company in El Paso, Texas. A devoted son of New Orleans’, in 1960 he did the unexpected and unheard of that time. He left the city of his birth and moved to the Company’s headquarters in El Paso. He would remain with El Paso until his retirement having spanned the globe with his search for oil from the Gulf Coast of the U.S. to Peru to Ecuador to Australia to Pakistan. He met the love of his life at LSU, Connie Coxe, a young coed studying journalism. In 1948, they married 18 months after their first date and soon began having a slew of children — six in all. Les’ work would take the family to live in El Paso, Texas, Paris, France back to El Paso and finally for only the youngest child, Midland, Texas. Ever the explorer, in work and in play, in the 1960s he took advantage of living in Europe. He gathered his family of eight into a small European sedan and set out to discover the cultural riches of Switzerland, the Loire Valley, Madrid and Italy. In 1986, Les retired in Midland, Texas. Two years later they moved to Canyon Lake. They bought a house with a view of the lake, a boat, and never again did they lack for company. In Canyon Lake, Les and Connie became active members in St. Thomas Catholic Church and soon found a wonderful church family, especially with those who were daily communicants. Les joined the choir, having been part of the choirs in El Paso and Midland. He became a Eucharist minister. As his own physical ability began to wane, he grew more empathetic to the plight of those who could noti leave their homes. He very much enjoyed bringing the Eucharist to those who were shut in. Many times, he would stay long after giving them communion and simply visit with them. Ihere was hardly a Sunday morning when he wasn’t picking up a parishioner for Mass. As a member for many years and president of the Lion’s Club in 1989, he was passionate about their mission to help the blind. For fun, Les loved bridge, golf and watching professional football. He was a consummate bridge player, enjoying online bridge on the Internet. In his later years, he embraced technology accessing stock reports online and communicating via e-mail. Les was always willing to learn. Les’ life was full and richly blessed. What we will remember most of I,es is his love of life, his generosity of spirit and most importantly, his unfailing belief in the reality of Christ’s love. We will never forget him. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Connie Coxe Brooks, their children Richard Brooks and his wife Nora, Anna Roed-er and her husband, Ron, Donna Archer and her husband Tom, Lester Brooks III and his wife Giulia, James Brooks and his wife Barbara and Mary Sallman and her husband Steve. His grandchildren and their families include Catherine and Dean Giuffre, Carolyn Brooks, David Brooks, John Roeder, Cecilia and Chris Farmer, Thomas and Heather Archer, Charlie Archer, Allyson Archer, Madeleine Brooks, Joss McK-ernan, Rory and Angela McK-ernan, Warner Sallman and Mary Alice Sallman. Les was recently blessed with two great grandchildren, Augustus Blue McKernan and Claire Elizabeth Archer. Viewing will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in Canyon Lake located at 1071 FM 2673 from 5 to 9 p.m. The rosary will begin at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church located at 180 Saint Thomas Dr., Canyon Lake, on the south access road just below the dam. During his distinguished military career, Mr. Bradney rose to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 and was a veteran of the Korean War. In 1950, then Sergeant Bradney was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry during the conflict. Mr. Bradney retired from the U.S. Army in 1972, after more than 26 years of service. His civilian career took him to such places as Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe and finally Texas, where he lived in El Paso, Alpine and for the last ten years, New Braunfels. He enjoyed traveling, good conversation, golf and a Wild Ttirkey with his friends. Mr. Bradney is survived by his wife Marguriette Bradney of New Braunfels, brother Marvin Bradney and wife Betty of Charlottesville, Virginia, and sisters Harvetta Bradney of Montrose, Arkansas, and Elizabeth Irish of Dexter, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Sal-lie Elizabeth Cone Bradney, Parents, and brother Charles (Chuck) Bradney. He is also survived by his three daughters - Anita Bradney Sheffield and her husband Dick of San Angelo, Audrey Henson and husband Wayne of New Braunfels and Brenda Bradney of Rochester Hills, Michigan, as well as his six grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. The family would like to extend a deep and heartfelt appreciation to Brandi Garcia, Mr. Bradney’s caregiver for more than a year. Graveside Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee at www.stjude.org ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations Raymond B. Deming Raymond B. Deming, 89, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the Tranquility hospice facility in Austell, Georgia. A veteran, Ray served in the Navy and then the Air Force. He was on active duty during World War II and then served in a reserve capacity for a number of additional years. Ray became semiretired in 1993 after a career mainly in self-employed sales positions. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative in 1986 and continued to serve as a director until 2005. Ray was also a member of the St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Canyon I^ke, for 30 years. Ray is the beloved husband of Jean W. (Westmoreland), and the beloved father of Michael R. (Kathleen) of Marietta, Georgia. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Dan and Jon of Marietta. Ray was predeceased by his parents Carl and Marie Deming, and by his brother Emmett. Family will be present at the SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers, 595 Franklin Road SE, Marietta, GA 30067, on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellstar Hospice/Tranquility, Wellstar Foundation, 2000 South Park Place, Atlanta, GA 30339. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorail Centers in Marietta. (770) 420-5557. D'gpkr 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 Betty Malins Betty Malins, age 87, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, in New Braunfels. Betty was born on Feb. 11,1923 in Derby, England to her parents; Alfred Harry Short and Emily Gertrude (Doyle) Short. Betty started her love of volunteer work in England before immigrating to the United States in 1966. Betty settled in New Braunfels and worked for several local doctors and var- Virginia Ruth Snyder Schmelter Virginia Ruth Snyder Schmelter, formerly of Houston, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 1, 2011 at the age of 74. She is preceded in death by her son, John Rudolph Schmelter III; brothers, Thomas Snyder and Charles Snyder; and sisters Edith Phillips and Margaret Snyder. She is survived by her children, Kathy (J.B.) Neal of Manassas, VA, Roger (Sabre-na) Schmelter of San Antonio, and Doreen (Kevin) Fisher of New Braunfels; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Schmelter of Kingwood, sister Mary (Dick) Macialek of Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren including Kirby, Kyle, and Lindsey Fisher of New Braunfels; and one great-grandson. Private interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery, Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Hope Hospice and Chris-tus Santa Rosa Hospital of New Braunfels for their loving care of our mother during her brief illness. ious occupations. Her interests included working as a volunteer for several charities. She is best known for her 35 years of volunteer work at the Christus Santa Rosa hospital in New Braunfels. She is survived by her son; Clive Malins and his wife; Suki, of Lake Worth, Texas, grandchildren; Kim, Shawn, Robin and Alex, great-grandchildren; Mason, Montana and Myanna. Betty is also survived by her other son; Paul Malins and his wife Sandy, of Southlake, Texas, and grand - son; Grant. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in New Braunfels. Memorial Donations can be sent to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Robert (Bubba) Mills “There is a new angel in Heaven.” Private services are pending for Robert(Bubba) Mills. He was born Feb. 27, 1955 in New Braunfels, to Lonnie and Christine Mills. He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Robert and Deora Delockroy, Ryon and Annie Bell Mills. He is survived by his wife Lovania, of 26 years, son Ernest and children O Micah and Kyle of Willis, Texas, son Albert and wife Samantha and their son evin of Seguin, daugher Lisa Caldwell of Apopka, Florida. He is also survived by his sister Cindy Brandt and husband Johnny and their children Jody and his daughter Trista and Sabrina Scharnhorst and her husband Jason and son Skylar. He had worked at Walmart in Austin for the past 11 years. He will be greatly missed by many family and friends. Doeppenschmidt rUNERAl homi; NEW BRAUNFELS 830-625-3434 William Henry Borchers Arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for William Henry Borchers, who passed awav on Jan. 2 2011 at the age of 87. <D Doeppenschmidt R NI K \! HfOftlK CANYON LAKE 830-964-3050 Florentina Partida Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Florentina Partida, who passed away on Monday at the age of 88 years. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. A procession will depart the funeral home on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for an 11 a.m. mass at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations Dignity 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 William E. Schumann Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for William E. Schumann, who passed away on Dec. 31, 2010 at his residence at the age of 70 years. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 6,2011 at 4 p.m. at the Schu-mannsville Cemetery. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations D »gnity 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 Jake Jessup Funeral services are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for Jake Jessup, age 91, who passed away on Sunday Jan. 2,2011 in New Braunfels. NEW HOURS Mon. - Sat. 9 to 6 Breakfast & Lunch 10 to 2 270 W. San Antonio St. • (830) 214-6471 Across the street from Dancing Pony - Ta A JUDGE REFUSES TO BLOCK RADIOACTIVE WASTE DUMP VOTE AUSTIN (AP) —U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by environmentalists and a ruling by mar ' f <' v.- -'t r TOTAL FAMILY CARE Established Pediatric Primary Care Vaccinations Physicals Well and Sick Visits * MD announces new location! (830) 627-2700 Office hrs: 9:00 to 4:00 Mon-Fri Closed for lunch 12 - 1:30 Gruene Park Drive, Sle 109 • New Braunfets, TX 78130 We are noi a Metlietiitl. Irie,ire. or CHIPS Provider Open to new pediatric patients! §1 a state district judge to stop a proposal to allow three dozen states to put their radioactive waste near the West Texas town of Andrews. The dump is owned by Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists. Start the New Year I off in a ■ mk ‘Shi Fun & Healthy Way ALL CLASSES NOW ENROLLING! ■ Central Texas Health Research is accepting volunteers to participate in a research study of an investigational medication or placebo. Qualified participants will he compensated for time and travel. Free Hearing Aid Repairs This Week You are invited to come in this week and meet Lamar Suttles, factory certified hearing aid repair technician and hearing aid specialist. Come in and have your hearing checked at no charge, or bring in your old hearing aids and let us see if we can repair them, free of charge (parts available)\ Call for your appointment 1324 Common St., Suite 303 (behind Lus Cucos Restaurant) 830-515-4416 1-877-55-SOUND www.newsoundhearing.com sSr (GYMNASTfèsì 1437 S. Walnut, New Braunfel (830) (>06-0375 www. jan d rgy m n astks.com i « > • 11 ut .¡<>,1 .„o (830) 609-0900 «»» » ¡*.»1 ,»ii« wclivil,' „I A 1 * M I X I I k .«.*« »I • I
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