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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 22, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 OBITUARIES  HERALD-ZEITUNG.COM | Thursday, September 22, 2011 | 3 HOWTO SUBMIT AN OBITUARY  ■    By Email — obitsOtierald-reitung com  ■    By Ttlcphone — Call 6^5-9144, ext 214(Sflturday ext 221) Obituaries are paid admtisments  T()I)AV'SSEHVICKS  ■    DUFFY, Joanne M. Memorial service,M a.m. atZoeller Funeral Home.  ■    WE77, Ferman L Memorial service, 2 p.m. at St Paul Lutheran Church with private family burial.  ONLINE EXCLUSIVE  To comment on obituaries or to read comments made by others, visit herald-zeitung.com  Ethel Hope Meppen  Pum'r,il arrangements are conl-()icte at Restland Funeral Home in n.illas, TX lor Hope Meppen who p<iss('fi away at the age of 84 years on S('|)tember 17th in her home at ( irueh(> Senior 1 iving in New Rraun-tek, TX.  I lope was horn in Foaril C!it\', TX on [(‘bruary 12, l‘>27 to Ethi‘l anfl  loflie Rrown. After graduating from ( rowe I High Silvool, she left home at the age of 17 to attenrl business ( oUege in Wichita f alls, TX. VVnil(' working at Sheppard field in VVK hita f alls, shf‘ metjohn Me()|)en, a young Army Air ('orps tarm boy from Ra( ine, Minnesota. They were married in I ui)liO( k, TX on luly '‘>47.  She enjoyed a full life as a farm wife in Ka( ine, MN; housewife m Babljitt, MN; and as a s»'( retarv in ( larland, IX while raising 2 sons. Hope and lohn rc'tired to their rfream home in 1 lot Springs Village, AR, whert' tliev were tounding members of, and verv involv('d with, |-5ar( eiona Road Ba[)tist ( hur(h. Hope remain(>d in 1 lot Springs V^illage until 2008, when sh(‘ movi*d to New Braunfels.  She IS survived bv sons lf>hn Me|)pen, Ir. (Marti) <ind ( r.iig Mepp(Mi (Sharon): grandt hildren Amv Neal (Paul), Allison Hutchins, and 1 eanni'  CORRAL MISS ME BRIGHTON YELLOW BOX  psiiicing Potty  Duigan (Alan); great-grande hildren Andrew anri Crhristopher Neal, and Thomas Hutchins; sisters Bonita Lowe (Art) and Pat Peters (Al); sisters-in-law Doris lane Brown anrl C'jinger Brciwn; and num('r-ous nieces and ni'phews.  Hopc‘ was prec eded in death by her husl)and of S'y years, |ohn Meppen; parents Ethel and |odie Brown; l)rothers Durwarrl Brown, Pete Brown and lewis Brown; sister Ramona Brown; and sis-ti'r-in-law Sylvia Riith Br< )wn.  Visitation is from 6:00-8:0() PM on Friday, Se[)-tember 2 i, 2011 at Restland Funeral Home, I iOOS Cireenville Ave., n<)llas, TX. Services w'ill b(‘ held at iiOO PM Saturday, Septembi'r 24, 201 1 at the Abbey rha[)el in Restland Memoria Park, l)allas,TX.  In lii‘u ot llowers, memorial donations mav be made to the t harity or toundation of one's ( hoice.  Pholo submitted  McKenzi Pruneda, left, and Molly Stewart attended the FOL meeting on Sept 17, to model the costumes that they will he wearing in the Comal County Fair Parade and to thank the FOL for its support of the Teen Programs at the library Both girls are members of the library's Teen Aníme Club, which will carry a banner in the parade for the FOL to let parade goers know that the Annual Book Sale will be going on Friday and Satiirday. They wil also be handing out mini-fliers to revelers The Teen Anime Club (Hinata Rengou-Sunfiower Alliance) meets at 5 p m, every other Thursday at the library. In addition to exploring the anime genre, they have performed community service and are also organi/ing a Mini Anime Convention,  Bring on the books  New Braunfels Public Librarj' book sale starts Friday  Fidencio E. Luna  1 idcvn( H) (.. luna, loving husb.md, f.ithc'r and grancl-tather, and a rt'sident of New Braunfels, [)assefl aw'ay on hresdav, Se[)tem-b(‘r 20, 201 1 at the Sun-dan( e Nursing 1 lome in New' Braunfels at the age ol Hi.  Mr. Lun.i was l)orn on NovemlM-r 17, l‘)2> in San Pedro de las (Olonuis ( o.ihila, Mexico to luan 1 una and (i regona lnri(|U(v luna. I ident lo lati’r mariied Isalx'l Villarreal Luna on luly 28, 19^)7. In addition, he w<is a nif'm-b(M of Union I unc»bre de P.ulres Familiares.  I idetu lo was ()rec(*ded in death bv his parents, luan and Oegoria luna; two brothers, Anselmo and Pas(|ual 1 una, <ind by a sister, I’iuila Aleman.  Suivivors includ(‘ his loving wife, Isabt'l Luna; daughters, Angic' Valdez and husband, Sipriano and Alice Urbina; five grand-(. hildren; one gre.it-grand-• •••••••••  •    We)ui\ Noriega •  ^ (/(»rriu’rly of Hair Stutiim) ^  •    Back A};aiii... * •Call8J0.515.8255*  ^ l(n-y<i¡n fulir (.iov needs ^  •    ^Santos •  •    A Boiber Shop    •  •    ^ (S Hail Styling    ^  ^147A Faust • New Braunfels, T* 4K  Heart of Texas Cremations  Direct Cremation  $775.00  (Completi')  «77-2710507 ( !all or sot- vwhsitc tor details  child; Sisters, C atalina Orti/ ,ind husband, Thomas and Dolores Sanchez. NumcT-oLis nieces and nephews survive Mr. Lun.i as wcHI.  Visitation will be held from S;00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, Se[)tember 2\, 201 1 at the Lux Funeral Home ( hapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 f’M.  The funeral proct'ssion will depart Lux Funeral 1 lome at 9:4.5 AM on Sat-urd.iy, Sc'ptember 24, 201 1 for a 10:00 AM Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual f k‘lp Catholic Church with the Rev. ( amillo tiotello, Ir., MSf, as celel)rant. Interment will follow at Comal ('('metery.  To leave a message for the family, go to  WWW.luxfhcares.com  and sek'c t ()bituaries. Arrange-mc>nls are under the direction of:  LUX  f-UMI(rAl HOME Í F? f t'.1 A 7 ) O N S R V U: t. Í.  T2S4 tìusiness Sb N New Braunfels. TX ;81J0 «Î0 624 0500 itk n iu».fht flrtvv tom luxfhtiiresi com  Your Style.  Refined.  bjui  CO.  625-4491  siness 35 •  By Betty Taylor  Ttw Herald /pitung  It all b(>gins with the turn ol a page. And one huge room.  Th(* i ru'fids ol the New Brauntc'Is Lilirarv 2i)th annual Book Sal(' is Fridav and Saturday at New Br.iuntels ( ivii ( cnti'r, ^7'> S. ( astell Ave. It's easv to g('t lost in th(‘ sea ol books. With ev(‘ry word, par.i grii[)h and ( h<tpl('r, vo\ ages await.  The sale begins at a.m. I riday and continues through 5 p.m. SaturcLn s sal(‘ is trom 9 ,i.m. to -1 p.m. Shi tppers c an s(*le( I itc'ms from more* than ()S,()(){) US(mI l)()oks, vidc'os, ( I )s. Texana, col lec tibl(*s and more*.  "VVe h.tve c'vt‘r\thing," said Nan( v AmcMit, ch.iir-  woman. "VVe h<iV(‘ lit(»ra-ture, religion, fiction and ni\st('ri('s. Myst('ri('s are our big s('{ lion Also, rom<)n( e p.iperbacks. Wc* sc'll those and thc'n have thc'm donated ag.iin next yt'ar,"  Anoth(>r popular sex tion is the (hildrcm's book scH -tion, Amc'nt said. Acklition-al sec tions tncludc' hobbies, sc'll h('l|), medical, cooking and biogiaphies. The list iiu ludes everv-thing, she said.  Th(' Friends c)t th(> Nc'w Btauntcvis 1 il)rar\ ac c c'pt ed book don.it ions throughout the ycvir.  "Now, w(> <ilso have the' branc h at the VVc'stsidc-(oinmunity ( c'nter, so wc' will be building that up,” Ament adck'd.  last ye.ir, the book sale  raisc'd betwc'en $2S,()()() to $2f),00(), AmcMTt said.  "All of that goes b.ick into the library - into kids' programs and .iny-thing c'Ise the librar\ may need," she said.  Many items will s('ll tor $2 or Ic'ss. On Saturday, the c'vent will c lose- trom 12: U)-1 [),m. and reopen from 1-4 p.m. for the Brown Bag Sale. During this time, customers can till a brown grocc'r\ bag tor S').  Admission is lrt«e. Friends of the Nc'w Braun-tels I ibrar\ mc'mbc'rs are invitc'd to a snc'ak prc'vic'w sale* trom S-7:.i() p.m. toda\'.  Non-meml)ers may attend for a Ich' ot $2S. for information, call i8U)) 02S-2977.  Schlitterbahn named world’s best water park for 14th straight year  lor the 14th straight ycMr, New Braunfels' Schlittc'i bahn has bc'en namc'd th(' World's Best Watc'rpaii by Amusemc>nt Today in the magazin(‘'s Golclc-n Tii ket Awards.  The Falls at Sc hlitterbahn Nc'vv Brauntels was also named the* World's Best Nc'vv Waterpark Ride.  The New Brauntc'ls f>ark also was honorc'd with sc'V-c>ral top4ivc‘ ratc'd distint -tions ine hiding the Mastc'r Blaster, voic'd as thc> No. 2 World's Best Waterpark Ride, The Dragon's Rc*vc*nge, voted as the No. ^ World's Best Waterpark Ride and the ( ongo Rivc'r Fxpedition, voted as the' No. 4 World's Bc'st Watc'r-p.irk Ride.  Nic knamed thc> "Acack'-my Awards of tli(* Amusc'-nu'nt Park Industry," thc' Ciolden Tic ket Awards .irc' [presented annually by Amusement Tcklay, an international industry maga/inc'  basc'd in Arlington.  rh(‘ winnc'rs are dc*ter-mined by the results of an intc'rnational survey con-duc tc'd among hundrc'ds ot wi'll'travelc'd enthusiasts and amusement park aficionados.  "I very yc*ar, wc‘ hold our breath and wait for the* Golden Tic ket results. Our tc'am goes to grt'.U lengths to make sure wt‘ are ottering the bcvst park c*xperi-enc es imaginafilc' and we lake grcMt pride in earning international recognition inc luding the' Golclc'n Tick-c't distinction," said Tern  Adams, chic'f operating offi ce>r for Schlitterbahn Water-()arks and Rc'sorts. "We' k)ve* sharing the news with our |)ark team, our community and our guests, es[)ecially this year since we've achieved this to[) honor for 14 consecutive years."  Sc hi itterbah n Cía I vc'ston Island Waterpark, Galveston Island, was nanic'cl the World's Bc'st Indoor Waterpark for the fourth c onse'c-utivc' year.  For full Ciolden l ie ket results visit Golde*nrick-etAwards.coni.  Jury convicts man of raping elderly woman  EDNA(AP)  A former Tf'xas prison employe(> sus[)ec ted of a l)eing a serial rapist who target('d olde'r women was e onvie ti'd Wc'dnesday of s(*xually assaulting a disabled woman.  |urC)rs re*je'( U'd e laims by Billy joe* Harris, S4, that he> suffers trom multi-[)le personality disorde'r and found him guilty on one sexual .issault count relaU'd to the |anu<ir\ r.ipe of a S9-ye>ar-old dis.)l)led woman in Idna, loc ,ited about lOO miles south-we*st ot Houston.  Tfie |ury de'liberate'd tor less than 10 minute's before* rc'turning its v('r-(Ih t. The Vic lofi.j Advo-( ate re'ported. H.irris' .ittorney told Fhi' Assc n i.it-c'd Pre'ss that the s|)c‘e'd with whic h th(' vc'rclM t was re'ac hed c ould be' a sulijec t of Harris' ap|)eal "They de'lil)er.ttefl wliat thc'y tc’lt they h.id to deliberate'. Thc're's no time- limit, but it was e'X( e'ptional-ly fast,' defc'nse attorney Alan ( ohen said.  Harris, a lormer Tc'xas ()rison e'mploveM', had pk'adi'd not guilty bv reason ot insanrh. He had c laimc'd he had ben'n having an allair with the' dis* able'd woman.  Authoritic's allc'ge DNA samples also link H.irris to liv(' oth('r ass,Hilts or atte'm[)ted assaults involving uomc'n t)") to 91 \ears old over two years in central and Soulhc'ast Tc'x.is, Invc'siigalors beln've Harris is "The' Twilight ^ Ra|)isi,"  San Antonio editor I leaving; led newsroom 14 years  SANANTONIO(AP)  San Anionio Ixpress-News I flitor ,ind 1 \('c u-j live'Vie (' Presuk'nt Rol)C'rt I Rivard has resigne'd .iltc'r I leading the ne'wsroom sincC' r*97.  Publishc'r Tom Ste'phc'n-son annouiK c'd the re'sig-I nation lue^d.n.  The' San Antonio ; Fxpre'ss Ne'ws rc'ports that i Kyrie* O'Connor, sc-nior i edilot ot th(' Houston I ('hronic le, u ill be' inter-; im editor.  i Both papc'rs .irc' ovvnc'd I by Hc'arst ( or[).  I Fxpress-Nc'ws Me'tro Fditor lamic' Stockwell was [Komotc'd to managing c'ditor. Rivard wrote in an entail to the stalt that he was Icxiking lorwtird to "pursuing ne'w c>p )ortuni-ties in a new fielc."  His vs-year journalism carec'r includc's working for tivc'Texas ne'ws|)<ipers and as a foreign corre-S|X)nde'nt in ( entral America.  f avliiun Boutique i )owntowti New Braualels Mun-Sat 10 6» Sun  Fexas Native Landscape  Stonework  Patios & Walkways ^ Drought tolerant plants  'At Bed makeovers it Complete Landscaping  Curtis E. Paris  Cell: 830 620-8668 830-625>7407  www.txnative.net    

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