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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 29, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas '    « I I « » j    WHI    I ll J V' /I I Mi #-l    ^ I •.***!'VA Thursday, December 29, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A OBITUARIES Paid advertisements " **** »- mmmmm " . rn * RONALD EUGENE MORRIS Funeral arrangements cire complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Ronald Eugene Morris who was bom in Chicago Heights, Illinois on June 14,1929 to James and Mable Morris. While stationed at Randolph AFB in San Antonio, he met Mary Ann Schmidt, whom he wed on October 15,1950 and with whom he had three children. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a retiree from Civil Service a Kelly AFB. Ronald will be forever remembered by his family as a loving husband, father and Popo, with a passion for golf and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mable Morris; his in-laws, Julius and Alice Schmidt; his brothers, Francis, James, Jr. and William and his sister-in-law, Peggy Seibert. He is survived by his best friend and soul-mate of 55 years, Mary Ann and their children; Rhonda Mills and her husband Roy of San Antonio, Brenda Neuse and her husband, Stephen of Southlake, Tx., Steven Morris and his wife, Usa of San Marcos. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael Rawson and his wife, Melinda, Melissa Rawson, Alex Neuse and Allyson Morris; his sisters, Helen Gurity and Carol Morris; his brothers, Glenn (Isabel), Joseph (Alice), Ken (Sue) and Robert (Con nie); his brother-in-law, Larry Schmidt; sister-in-law, Connie Larsen (Peter) and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service time Friday. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Services will be Friday, December 30, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the American Heart Assn., Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church or charity of one's choice. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 VALESCAB. HEIMER Valesca B. Heimer passed away on Tuesday, December 27,2005 at Kirkwood Manor Nursing Home in New Braunfels at the age of 91. Valesca was bom on November 12, 1914 in Spring Branch, Texas to Otto Bind-seil and Ella Weidner Bind-seil. She later married Leonard Heimer on December 23, 1935 in New Braunfels. During her professional career, Valesca worked as a production line worker for Motorola. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels and enjoyed bowling and playing bingo. Valesca was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard Heimer, who passed away on January 19, 1976; brothers, Lothar and Jerome Bindseil; sisters, Frances Wofford and Loraine Stippich. She is survived by her son, Len Heimer and wife, Delaine, of Canyon Lake; daughter, Rita Mathis, of New Braunfels; grandchildren, Len M. Heimer, Mason Heimer, Evan and Jenna Mathis; brother-in-law, Robert Stippich; sister-in-law, Joy Bindseil and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday from 8:00 AM until service time at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels with the Rev. Dr. Charles Dellaven officiating. Burial will follow at Comal Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church of New Braunfels or Hope Hospice of New Braunfels.A© Doeppenschmidt FUNERAL HOME New Braunfels (830) 625-3434Todays services ■ Valesca B. Heimer, 91,2 p.m., Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, New Braunfels. ■ John Stephen Golla, 43, IO a.m., St. James Catholic Church, Seguin.ENERGY CONTINUED FROM Page 1A High prices should continue next year through the end of next year and potentially longer than that. That is more than two-and-a-half times the $19.70 a barrel that crude-oil futures averaged during the 1990s, and about 60 percent more than the average price since 2000. It’s probably not enough to cripple the economy in 2006, but stubbornly high prices for oil and natural gas could stunt growth and increase inflationary pressures for the second year in a row. With supplies still relatively tight, there is always the risk of a more severe energy-related economic shock if there were a major disruption like the most recent hurricane season. Economists say the more likely scenario is that Americans will begin to breathe a little easier by the second half of the year. That’s because they will have already absorbed much of the pain of a multiyear run-up in prices and will benefit from stable, if not falling, energy costs. From airlines to manufac turers to retailers, “we’re seeing a lot of emphasis on conservation in business,’’ said Stephen R Brown, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas. Companies that weren’t already making changes before hurricanes Katrina and Rita are doing so now because they saw how tight supplies are and how easily a disruption could push up prices, he said. At the consumer level, Brown sees the discounting of SUVs and the premiums auto dealers are charging for gas-electric hybrids as the early signs of a slow but significant change. “These things take time,” he said. “Quite often, people mistake the amount of time it takes to adjust to prices as evidence of society not responding.” TEXAS CINEMA MARKETPLACE 12 651 Business Lp. IH 35 N (830) 625 -4400 Credit Cards AcMpttd •t Irs & Concessions! NBH Ii Site Al Bm OSes JOHN STEPHEN GOLLA John Stephen Golla, passed away peacefully on December 23,2005 at the age of 43, he is survived by his sisters: Cathy Golla Kamrath and husband Mark, Debbie Golla Jones and husband Chris, Mary Golla Cornelius and husband Scott, he is also survived by Niece: Amanda Golla, Nephew: Nikolaus Kamrath, Niece: Emalie Kamrath, Niece:    Yaremi Jones, Nephew: John Michael Cornelius and Great Nephews: Trystin and Isayah Silas. John Stephen had a tremendous caring heart, a very gentle soul, with strong faith in his Lord Jesus, he will be greatly missed. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association and any alcohol awareness programs. Service will be Thursday, December 29 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Seguin with interment in St. James Catholic Church Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral I lome. (830) 379-2313.HRES ROLAND ARTHUR ELBEL Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Roland Arthur Libel, who passed away on Monday, December 26th at the age of 87 years. Visitation continues until 9:00 p.m. Thursday. The family will be present from 4-6 p.m. Thursday to greet friends at the funeral home. Services will be Friday, December 30, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Cibolo, Texas, with interment to follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 GERARD ORNAS Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral I lome for Gerard Ornas, age 60 years, who passed away on Wednesday, December 28,2005.FLU CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Washing hands best way to prevent flu Influenza is a respiratory infection often spread person-to-person when people cough, sneeze or talk, she said. It even can spread when an infected person touches a doorknob or other frequently used surface, she said. “Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands,” Mills said, “especially after touching someone who may be infected.” Delta pilots approve second hefty pay cut ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. pilots accepted a 14 percent pay cut in a deal their union negotiated with management to help the bankrupt carrier cope with an expected cash crunch. About 58 percent of the members who voted Wednesday approved die deal, which is die second double-digit pay cut Delta pilots have taken in 13 months. Delta and the Air line Pilots Association, which represents the Atlanta-based company’s 6,000 pilots, will now try to hammer out a comprehensive agreement by March, lf not, the sides have agreed to let the decision be made by a three-person arbitration panel. Ultimately, 3,(XII pilots voted to slash the average salary of rank-and-file pilots from $170,000 to about $146,000. Mills suggested that people avoid crowded spaces and stay home if they are feeling ill. “The most important thing people can do is take care of themselves,’’ she said. CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Flames devastate entire communities apparently fell and broke her hip, Texas Forest Service spokeswoman Traci Weaver said. The state Department of Emergency Management said there were four deaths, but did not have details on the fourth fatality. Authorities went door-to-door in Cross Plains until everyone in the town of 1,000 residents was accounted for by Wednesday afternoon, Dean said. "We had a tornado here years ago and we thought that was devastating.” said Patricia Cook, a special education aide whose Cross Plains home was saved by her 18-year-old son, J.D., and a friend. They saw the flames approaching the house from across a field and ran to save it. “The fire was literally nipping at their heels,” she said. “He just picked up the hose and started watering things down.” The Cook home is on the same block as the First United Methodist Church, which was consumed by the fire along with several pre-World War ll brick-and-wood row houses on the town’s Main Street. A front brick wall and part of a side wall were left standing, but the church’s steeple laid on the ground Wednesday among the sooty rubble. “I just thank God I had a pillow to lay my head on,” said Cook, as she picked up broken pieces of stained glass to save for the church’s reconstruction. Mayor Ray Purvis, who was born and raised in Cross Plains, described his town as “very close-knit.” Built on farming, ranching and oil and gas, the town is best known as a hunters’ designation and the hometown of Robert E. Howard, author of Conan the Barbarian. “Everybody knows everybody,” said Purvis, adding that many residents spent hours Tuesday either fighting blazes on their own properties, or trying to help neighbors put out fires. It’s unclear how the Cross Plains fire started, although some residents said they heard it began with someone flicking a cigarette out of a car window onto the crunchy, brown grass. Severe drought, wind gusting to 40 mph and temperatures reaching the low 80s set the stage for Tuesday’s fires in Texas and Oklahoma, which authorities believe were mostly set by people ignoring fire bans and burning trash, shooting fireworks or putting out cigarettes on the parched ground. In Oklahoma City, a child suffered minor burns on his hands when a shed caught fire. That blaze was apparently started by children playing with fireworks, Fire Department Maj. 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