New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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Syd W. Dillingham, 84, a long time resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, died Sunday, November 13, 2005, at New Braunfels, Texas. Mr. Dillingham resided in the New Braunfels area after his retirement July 1,1985.
Son of Syd Walker Sr. and Made (Stewart) Dillingham, Syd was bom August I, 1921, in Omaha, Nebraska. Moving with his family to Bartlesville in 1929, he made
many lifelong friends during his life there. He graduated from College High and went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company in July 1939.
During his career with Phillips he served loyally and steadfastly as executive secretary to the various chairmen and top level management of the Phillips board of directors in Bartlesville, Denver and Dallas. During his life he was active in the Masonic organizations and the Bartlesville Elks lodge BPOE 1060, and was a faithful blood donor, with a record of over ten gallons. During World War II, he served honorably in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
After retirement, he owned and managed, with his wife, Betty, a computer graphics firm for more than ten years in New Braunfels. Syd loved to bowl and was an enthusiastic member of two leagues, winning several trophies.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, daughters Linda Curtis and Sherry Whisler (husband Ed), sons Vance Smith and Kent Dillingham (wife Rosa) of the Bartlesville area and John Dillingham (wife Kathy), Orlando, Florida, a sister, Dorothy Orr, and one brother, Bev (wife Nan), Fortuna, California. Survivors also include 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom loved him dearly and will miss him greatly.
Syd was pre-deceased by his parents, one son, five brothers, and wife, Marjorie. After Marjorie’s untimely
death, Syd and Betty married, blending two families. The date of his death was also their forty-first wedding anniversary.
Funeral services for Mr. Dillingham will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 17, at the First Christian Church, Bartlesville, under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home. Officiant will be great-granddaughter, Rev. Pat Felter. Masonic rites will be accorded by Bartlesville Lodge No. 184, AF & AM, where he was a lifetime member. He also belonged to the Thlsa Consistory, Scottish Rite, Akdar Shrine. A memorial service will be held in New Braunfels at a later date.
For many years, the Dillingham family attended First Christian Church, currently holding membership in Grace Memorial Church, 324 0 FM 725, New Braunfels, Texas 78130, where a memorial has been established, benefiting their building fund, a project dear to Syd’s heart. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send their contributions to Grace Memorial, or the charity of their choice.
Casket escorts will include son-in-law Ed Whisler, grandsons Michael Curtis, Rev. Shane Whisler, grand-son-in-law Kent Burris, and nephews John and David Dillingham.
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Lorene Renee' David Boyer, age 79, died November 14, 2005 in New Braunfels, TX. Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sun
set Memorial Park Cemetery in San Antonio.
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JAMES ROBERT CRAWFORD
James Robert Crawford of New Braunfels, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 13,2005 at the age of 63.
Dr. Crawford was bom and raised in Ponca City, OK. He earned his BS degree at Phillips University in Oklahoma, pursued graduate studies at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AK and earned his PhD at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. He taught Physics at Texas State University for more than 30 years, and had been Chairman of the Department since 1982.
Dr. Crawford was a gentle man who was loved my many. He loved to camp and hike in Big Bend National Park and explore the Hill Country on his motorcycle. His attitude toward life was expressed in a commencement address he gave to the Graduate College in 1992: “Enjoy your work. Enjoy the
world around you and never quit learning.”
He was preceded in death by his parents Alice Crawford, John and his wife Latane Crawford and his sister Ann Southard.
He is survived by his wife Veanna, daughter Beverly Crawford and her husband Peter Guild of Pittsburgh, PA, son Clark Crawford and his wife Mary of Redlands, CA and son Scott Hartsell and his wife Ruth of Rockwall, TX, grandchildren Martin, Samuel, Emily and Shelby and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 in the morning on Saturday, November 19, at Zoeller Funeral Home, 615 Landa Street in New Braunfels. A scholarship fund, the Texas State University Crawford Memorial, has been established. Donations may be sent to Advancement Services, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas, 78666 or to a favorite charity.
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Board wants to see Creekside plans
Although shopping developments normally are not the primary focus of 4B funding, the board has invested money in retail development in the area.
“We put seed money into the H-E-B project that sits diagonally across from Ray’s proposed development,” Harrison said. “That helped to install drainage under the new highway expansion, improvements that will help future development.”
Creekside’s plans currently include a 200-room resort-style hotel, a multiscreen movie theater, a hospital and medical complex, multi-family residential areas and outdoor entertainment.
If it is built as planned, the complex will rival the San Marcos outlet mall in shopping space.
While Ray plans to build the city’s biggest retail development, the 4B board is looking forward to reviewing proposed commercial and industrial projects. The proposals are being submitted in response to the board’s offer to help fund commercial or industrial parks in New Braunfels.
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“We had about seven groups attend our pre-proposal meeting to ask questions, and I know the chamber has had some interest, so I’m hoping we have a good participation rate,” Harrison said.
“The idea is to attract companies to our community by having available building space, which we’re starting to run out of.” Members will pick a date tonight for a future meeting to review the proposals.
Christmas shopping kicks off with Weihnachtsmarkt
By Leigh Jones
Christmas might still be 39 days away, but the early shopper will get the best presents at this weekend’s Weihnachtsmarkt.
The German craft market, pronounced “Vie-knocks-mark,” opens Friday, in perfect time to get New Braunfels into the holiday spirit.
“It's definitely the first thing that gets me ready for Christmas,” said publicity chair Patsy Wotipka. “After I see all of the decorations and the beautiful tree in the middle of the civic center, I’m ready to go home and get all of my holiday items out.”
After 17 years of providing early shopping fun, the market has become one of New Braunfels’ favorite holiday traditions.
Last year, almost 3,000 shoppers showed up with empty bags and left with their arms full.
Ibis year’s event will include even more gift ideas with four new booth areas.
New vendors include Cher-chies Specialty Foods, C Beads, Viva Gifts, Swan Threads, Glass Creations, Discovery Toys and Keedo. The
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Collection effort runs through Nov. 30
low-income families at the Heart of Hope dinner. The dinner, held the first weekend in December, provides Christmas gifts and food to families in Comal County and New Braunfels. The families are identified by Communities in
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■ What: Weihnachtsmarkt German Christmas Market
■ When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
■ Where: New Braunfels Civic Center_______________________
■ Cost: $5 general admission; $8 for 3-day admission; children 5 and younger are admitted free (strollers extra).
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newcomers will sell everything from gourmet foods to children’s clothing made in South Africa.
Many market favorites also will be on hand this year, including the Sophienburg Museum gift shop’s German handblown glass Christmas ornaments.
All proceeds from the event go to support the museum and archives.
This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland,” something shoppers might get to experience for real thanks to a cold front that moved through the area Tuesday.
“The weather will be a real boon for us,” Wotipka said. “It’s just one more reminder that summer won’t last forever and winter and the holidays are just around the corner.”
Schools and other groups.
“We wanted to try to get this started quickly so we could have something to donate by the Heart of Hope dinner,” Kyle said. “We just got the boxes out there this week, but we’re hoping that it will pick up.”
Collection boxes are available until Nov. 30 at several locations in New Braunfels. For information, call Kyle at 620-9402 or John Joseph at 643-4619.
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