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23 Jun

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Virgil Joseph “Bud” Braden

November 10, 1928-June 17, 2022

Virgil Braden, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2022. A 76-year resident of San Antonio, Bud was born to Paul and Hattie Braden on November 10, 1928. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara, his siblings Wilfred Braden, Fr. Eugene Braden, Sister Dorothy Braden, Helen Davis, and Dr. James Braden.

Bud is survived by his sister, Frances Murray, brother-in-law, Tommie Davis, sister-in-law, Marie Windlinger, children Paul (Julie), Michael (Donna) Elaine Hutzler (Michael), 10 grandchildren Kyle Braden (Audra), Sean Hutzler (Betsy), Derek Braden (Skye), Traci Doerre (Sean), Todd Braden (Shelbie), Kevin Hutzler, Phillip Braden (Lindsay), Jason Hutzler, Clayton Braden, Bryan Hutzler (Katelyn), 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved deeply.

Bud graduated from Rosebud High School in 1946 and immediately entered the U.S. Army. After the Army, Bud enrolled and graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 1951.

In June of 1956, Bud wed the love of his life, Barbara Windlinger from San Antonio, TX. They lived in San Antonio for the rest of their lives, raising their family and belonging to numerous church and civic organizations.

Bud retired as an Investment Manager for the U.S. Air Force in 1996. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and volunteering his time with various church organizations.

The family would like to thank the caregivers from Adante Assisted Living and Memory Care who have cared for Bud for the last few years.

A celebration of his life will begin with a Visitation at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am in Henke Hall. Rosary and Remembrance Services will begin at 10:30 am with the Memorial Mass to begin at 11:30 am in the church. Interment will be held as a family ceremony at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church or the charity of your choice.

07 Jun

To Celebrate a Life of Love: George Bannantine, Jr.

January 31, 1928-May 8, 2022

George A. (Bud) Bannantine completed his mission on earth on May 8, 2022, in San Antonio. He is survived by his brother, three children, six grandchildren, four stepchildren and their families. Bud was born outside of Moreni, Romania on Jan 31, 1928, to George and Miriam Bannantine, and after living in Vienna and Budapest moved to St. Louis in 1939. He attended Campion Jesuit High School in Wisconsin, then attended and played football at St. Louis University one year before being drafted into the Army in 1946. Upon discharge in 1947 he attended and played football at the University of Oklahoma and earned a degree in petroleum engineering. He was then drafted again in 1950, went to officer’s candidate school, and served in the 82nd Airborne Division, during which time he lost his younger brother, James, in the Korean War. Starting in 1953 he worked for the Superior Oil Company in Midland, TX, Chickasha, OK, Shafter, CA, and Conroe, TX, retiring in 1985. He retired initially in Paris, Texas, and moved to San Antonio in 2000. He was married to Sammye Martin Bannantine from 1955 until her death in 1996 and to Almedia Wiegand Bannantine from 2005 until her death in 2017. Bud was an active member of the Catholic communities where he lived, a driver for Mobile Loaves and Fishes, and a literacy tutor. He was passionate about whatever he did, especially about helping others, and prided himself in his physical fitness and love of sports. His love, generosity, leadership, and determination will be greatly missed.

A Rosary will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with a Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. followed by a small reception. Interment will be at 2:00 pm at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Francis of Assisi Mobile Loaves and Fishes at https://sfasat.org/MLF/donate.htm.

07 Jun

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Robert Acosta

October 8, 1941-May 23, 2022

Robert A. Acosta left peacefully on May 23rd with his wife Lisa Acosta and sister Pauline Enriquez by his side. He was first diagnosed with cancer in 2005 and then battled cancer four other times with remission in between. This last battle taking him from us.

Robert is a 1960 graduate of Sidney Lanier High School. He moved to Georgia where he attended Mercer University and received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He was a Pharmacist at Skillern’s and then Revco. Later he worked as a Pharmacy Manager for H-E-B, where he retired after 27 years.

Robert lived a wonderful life with his wife, Lisa, of 29 years. Lisa cared for him and didn’t want it any other way. Everyone who knew them could see the love that they both shared for each other. They met each other at H-E-B. Robert loved teasing his wife and making her laugh. They were both proud parents of their fur babies, Bobo, Sofie, and most recently Ali & Mo.

Robert leaves behind his only child, Elizabeth Ann Chapa. Ann followed her Dad’s footsteps into pharmacy and is currently a Pharmacy Manager at Kroger in Tennessee. He adored his daughter and was very proud of her. Robert always protected his daughter and looked out for her. She would call him and they would talk about her pharmacy issues and together they would try to solve the problems. Till the very end, he still protected his daughter and passed after she left. She spent his last week with her Daddy, and he told her that he couldn’t have asked for a better daughter. The love those two shared was beautiful to see when you would see them together. They are both one of a kind.

Robert also has two grandchildren, Jonathan Chapa and Lauren Chapa. Both are graduates and working on their careers. Their Grandpa would like to make fun of them and tell them how they were when they were little. Jonathan ran around the house saying he was a big boy, and Lauren cried for everything. Robert and his grandson share the same passion for Corvettes and now has his grandfather’s Vet. His granddaughter, Lauren, skipped Spring Break this year to come to see her grandpa and care for him as he was battling cancer. She even did an April Fool’s joke on him and his wife, Lisa, posted it on TikTok. We all laughed together and he said, “you got me.“ I know that Robert will cherish these memories of the love his granddaughter had for him.

His son-in-law, Manuel Chapa, always had a list of things to do from Robert each time he came into town. Robert didn’t trust anyone to do any of these jobs because he said “Lisa, Manuel is a perfectionist and he always gets the job done right where I don’t have to fix or redo it.”

He also had, what we would call them, two adopted grandchildren. First adopted grandchild, Jacob Vosberg. Robert would always remember when Jacob was around 4 or 5 years old and wanted to help him wash his car with his Mom’s expensive bath towel. Jacob and Robert would share talks outside each time they saw each other. Robert was very proud of him for becoming a doctor. Second grandchild, Maddie Sessler, would decorate outside for Christmas and Halloween. Robert always said he had a good helper with him and it was Maddie.

Robert was a great big brother to his sister, Pauline Enriquez. He called her every day to check on her and they talked about their favorite shows NCIS & Criminal Minds. His sister, Pauline, always remembered when she was in high school and her brother bought her a formal dress, long gloves, and shoes so that she could go to prom in style. His baby brother was Paul Acosta. Someone asked him how old is your baby brother? He said 70 but to Robert, Paul was always his baby brother. Robert made sure that his baby brother had a baseball bat and gloves so that he could play ball when he was little. He was always looking after them. Weeks before he passed he bought his baby brother a winter knit cap to keep him warm. Towards the end, Robert would ask for his brother to come to pray over him, and now his baby brother was looking after his big brother, Robert.

After his father, Miguel C. Acosta, Jr., passed away he would come to see his mother Concepcion Perez every day. They would have breakfast and discuss what was happening in their life. He would bring his mother her prescriptions and make sure she had what she needed. As a kid, he would come home from school during lunch and his mother would have either a steak or sandwich waiting for him because he didn’t like the school lunch. Robert always remembered his father baking pies, jelly rolls, cakes, and bisques.

Robert leaves behind many friends and family that will deeply miss him. He was a unique, loving, and handsome man who everyone loved once you met him.

Robert, go be with your parents and Bobo & Sofie. Your sister asked your Mom to have homemade fried chicken and a slice of lemon meringue pie waiting for you. I will love you forever, Robert.

His wife, Lisa Acosta, would also like to give a heartfelt special thanks to Dr. Drengler, his oncologist, who gave Robert exceptional care, as well as Nurse PA Wendy and Andy. Also, Three Oaks Hospice Nurse Celia and Chaplain Charlie for their comforting words and help through his final hours.

Roberts hands will be draped with a handmade rosary made by his nephew, Rudy Enriquez, and a necklace especially blessed for him also from his nephew.

Robert will be remembered at Porter Loring North’s funeral home on June 14. In lieu of a Rosary, a Celebration of Life will be from 5-8 pm. A Rosary will be given out so that you can pray for Robert in a private setting at your convenience. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 am on June 15 at St Francis of Assisi at 4201 De Zavala Road followed by his burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209, at 1 pm, where he will receive full honors to be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking you to make a donation by phone at 1-800-227-2345.

07 Jun

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Margaret A. Wolf

August 29, 1933-June 3, 2022

Margaret Ann Wolf, age 88, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas, at the Village at Incarnate Word where she had been a resident since January 2015. She was born on August 29, 1933, in San Antonio, Texas, to Dr. Edwin Leo Mueller and Nellie Salter Mueller. Margaret received most of her education from the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, CCVI – first in elementary school at St. Peter Prince of the Apostles and later at Incarnate Word campus for high school and college where she completed her studies obtaining a BS in Elementary Education.  Margaret was active in school and participated in various clubs, including being President of the Student Council in high school, choir, and basketball. As young children, Margaret and her brothers and sisters, Nellie, Eddie, Jack, Betty, Jimmy, and Bill enjoyed spending the summer months at Lake McQueeney where they would meet their cousins for skiing, boating, and swimming. Margaret often participated in the Lake Breeze ski show.

On February 12, 1955, Margaret married Richard (Dick) Louis Wolf, a 1st Lieutenant pilot stationed at Hondo Air Force Base. She and Dick settled in Dallas and raised seven children: Laura, Anna, Susan, Barbara, Martha, David, and John. Margaret was active with her children’s school activities where she volunteered at their schools, churches, and Presbyterian Hospital. Later, in San Antonio, she participated in church organizations such as Silver Stars, The Rosary Society, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, and Meals on Wheels. The family enjoyed many trips across America in the family station wagon, as it was important to both Margaret and Dick that the children could see and experience the different areas of the country. Margaret’s children all married, and she enjoyed spending time with their families and her 13 grandchildren.

Dick began showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease at the early age of 54 and passed away on October 6, 1998. Margaret was very active with the Alzheimer’s Association in the years leading up to and after his death—helping those dealing with the hardships of this disease.

Margaret married her widowed brother-in-law, Howard M. Wolf, on August 14, 1999, expanding the family to include 6 stepchildren and 14 step-grandchildren. Howard and Margaret enjoyed travel with family and friends and spent their summers in Illinois at their lake house on Wonder Lake, and winters at their house in San Antonio.

In 2015, Margaret and Howard moved into the Village at Incarnate Word, where they lived together until Howard passed on March 26, 2018. Margaret remained at the Village enjoying the companionship of the Sisters and her friends. She attended daily Mass and assisted twice a week taking Holy Communion to those in Nursing Care.

Margaret was preceded in death by her daughter, Anna Klein and son-in-law, Chuck Klein; parents, Dr. Edwin and Nellie Mueller; siblings, Nellie Kothmann, Dr. Edwin Mueller, Dr. Jack Mueller, Betty Conley, and Reverend James Mueller, S.M.

Margaret is survived by her brother, William Mueller, DDS (Jean); and her children, Laura Spears (Berry), Susan Robertson (Larry), Barbara Byrd (Mark), Martha Wolf (Rosa), David Wolf (Susan), and John Wolf (Dawn); and her grandchildren Emily Brown (Jake), Blake Johnson, Brian Robertson (Lauren), Katie Collins (Greg), Andy Spears (Emily), Ellie Walker (Kevin), Chris Wolf, Kelly Klein, Jason Wolf, Michelle Klein, Nicole Wolf, Amanda Busker (Dillon), Sara Ahaus (Todd); and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 14, at Porter Loring Mortuary.

ROSARY

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2022

7:00 P.M.

PORTER LORING MORTUARY CHAPEL

 

FUNERAL MASS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022

11:30 A.M.

CHAPEL OF THE INCARNATE WORD

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

07 Jun

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Charles Barleman Guzman

June 25, 1929-May 9, 2022

SMS Charles Barleman Guzman, retired USAF, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the age of 92. During his career in the Air Force, he served in Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Spain.

He was awarded the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Medal as well as the Air Force Defense Medal. He was very proud to have served his country.

Charles worked at Kelly Air Force Base as a logistics management specialist where he retired in 1983. Charles loved to walk and jog around his neighborhood with his dog and sing and play the guitar. He did volunteer work at Brooks AFB, Lackland AFB, St. Paul Catholic Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and Oasis. Charles was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Nocturnal Adoration Society.

He is survived by one brother, Albert Barleman Guzman, and sister-in-law Mary Louise; nieces, Patricia Guzman and Lisa A. Ybarra her husband, Eddie; nephew, Mark A. Guzman and his wife, Melissa. In addition, he is survived by great-nieces, Lauren Fabac with her husband, Collin, and Lianna Ybarra; and great-nephews, Jacob Ybarra, Alexander Guzman, and Anthony Guzman; as well as his sweet schnauzer Kellie.

The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Central Catholic High School Chapel, Kahlig-Cowie Convocation Center.

 

ROSARY

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2022

7:00 P.M.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL

KAHLIG-COWIE CONVOCATION CENTER

 

MASS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022

12:30 P.M.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL

KAHLIG-COWIE CONVOCATION CENTER

 

Interment to follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors.

06 Jun

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Adolfo “Fito” Alberto Duran

July 20, 1958-May 28, 2022

Adolfo “Fito” Alberto Duran, age 63 went home to our Lord on Saturday, May 28, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. Alberto was born July 20, 1958 in Cadereyta Jiménez, Nuevo León, Mexico to Adolfo Duran and Irma Salas.

Alberto leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife, Maria Duran; daughter, Irma Iris Duran (Rodriguez); son, Mario Duran; son-in-law, Curtis Alan Rodriguez; granddaughters, Paulina Marcela and Jeannette Alejandra Rodriguez; siblings, Javier Duran (Sylvia de la Garza), Irma Duran (Santos Cantu), Diana Duran (Benito Gonzalez); his uncle, Abelardo Salas (Amelia Perez), and various cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Alberto meets in Heaven his parents, Adolfo Duran and Irma Salas.

Alberto became first in his class at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, and was selected to study engineering in the United States as an exchange student. Alberto received a Bachelors of Architecture and Engineering from the same university. After graduation, he rapidly rose through the ranks in various South Texas precast firms, and during one of those assignments is when he enrolled in courses to improve his English. That is where he met Maria, marrying soon after in San Benito, Texas and having two children before transferring to San Antonio. They were married for 39 years.

Alberto owned his own precast consulting business for 22 years. After a brief retirement, his drive to constantly work and mentor brought him to work at Napco, where he had celebrated three years.

Alberto embraced a love of art, sketching, and painting. He originally wanted to be a painter when his mother directed him into architecture. A wonderful singer, he was a patron of musicians and regularly attended live music evenings, including karaoke parties. He served for various years as vice-president and president of the San Antonio Charro Association, which led him to be an active member in the San Antonio Fiesta Commission, serving on the board of directors.

Throughout Alberto’s life, he was consistently studying, reading, and learning. He was a rational and scientific man, thinking ahead and considering details. He would use this knowledge and sensibility to guide and mentor both family and ‘adopted family.’ He had a sense of humor and liked joking around. He was an honorable, honest man that valued transparency and communication. He was a generous man, often giving to individuals and organizations from his pocket without a second thought. He was a perfectionist and would get annoyed at the slightest discrepancy in order for him and those around him to achieve excellence.

In his later years, he made the time for his granddaughters, time that he couldn’t have with his children, caring for and raising them. He was a strict and traditional father that valued family first, and no matter how busy, would put things aside for his family and friends. Alberto will be remembered for having the biggest heart, the biggest brain, and the biggest smile.

A visitation for Alberto will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 PM at Sunset North Funeral Home, 910 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78232. A funeral Mass will occur the following day, Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11:30 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249.

02 Jun

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Nestor Odell Caldera Langschwager

October 1, 1943-May 17, 2022

Nestor Odell Caldera Langschwager, age 78, of San Antonio, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. He was born in Nicaragua to Odell Caldera and Hella Langschwager in 1943. He was the second oldest of six children and was raised in Managua, Nicaragua. His education culminated in a Master’s Degree in Economics at the American University in Washington, D.C. Nestor worked as an executive at the Central Bank of Nicaragua (Banco Central de Nicaragua). He then served as an Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. He was also the Economic Attaché at the Nicaraguan Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Nestor returned with his family to Nicaragua from Washington D.C., during the Sandinista Revolution in the late 1970’s. They lived in Nicaragua a few years until they were ultimately forced to immigrate to the United States in 1981, to escape the civil war. He relocated his family to Miami, Florida, to start a new life. Nestor later moved his family to Houston, Texas, and opened a perfume store at the Galleria Mall called “Etoile.” Nestor grew the successful business to five stores in both Houston and San Antonio. The business thrived for over 30 years until his retirement.

Nestor and his beloved wife, Stella, enjoyed traveling and seeing the world. They spent their retirement together and ultimately moved to San Antonio. The couple loved each other and were inseparable. Nestor was a movie buff, he loved tennis, racquetball, and swimming, and he frequently returned to Nicaragua to visit friends and family. He drank vino tinto, Flor de Caña, and loved a good steak. His wit, charm, and warmth will be greatly missed by all.

Nestor is survived by his wife, Stella, as well as his two daughters, Hella Scheuerman and Stella Shows. He is also survived by four of his six siblings: Vernon, Dennis, Rita, and Marcia. Nestor had four grandchildren: Colin, Sofia, Garrett, and Karina.

Fr. Tony Vilano will celebrate the Funeral Mass of the Resurrection at 1 pm on Friday, June 3 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

24 May

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Hector Vidal Huertas

September 12, 1938-February 16, 2022

Hector Vidal Huertas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 after a short illness. He was born in Vieques, Puerto Rico on September 12, 1938 to Providencio and Prudencia Figueroa Huertas.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army for over 22 years, including two tours in Vietnam where he was awarded a Purple Heart. Upon his military retirement, he graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, and he returned to serving our nation as a civil servant.

Once fully retired, he was a full-time golfer and world traveler, never letting the grass grow under his feet. He took great pride in mentoring and spoiling his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Maria and his son Hector V. “Tito” Huertas, Jr. He is survived by his son Lawrence (Yvonne) Huertas of California, his son Luis Huertas of New Jersey, his son Hector T. (Susan) Huertas of Pueblo, Colorado, his daughters Jenny Sprute and Erlinda (Edward) Feigenbaum of San Antonio Texas. His is also survived by his pride and joy, his grandchildren Zack, Laura, Hannah, Ashley, Avril, and his great-grandchildren Benjamin, Evie, and Tieni who all loved him and will miss him dearly.

The Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will take place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 2 pm.

05 May

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Michael Paul Duggan

June 25, 1957-May 2, 2022

Michael Paul Duggan, 64 years old, passed away May 2, 2022, after a three-month battle with brain cancer.
Born in Nyack, New York and a graduate of Tappan Zee High School, Michael received a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York, Binghamton. After graduation, he entered the United States Air Force as a Communications Officer. It was during his first Air Force assignment in Japan that he met and married Carolyn May Babb. Together they raised eight children and performed in many theatrical productions. He also found time to complete his master’s degree from Hawaii Pacific University. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Michael continued working in information technology for another 20 years. After Carolyn passed away in 1998, he continued to raise his children in San Antonio, TX. In 2002, he married Rita Fox of San Antonio, whom he met through mutual theatre friends.
In their “Golden Years”, Michael and Rita continued to perform in local theatrical productions, travel, participate in their church’s music ministry and Mobile Loaves & Fishes, and they discovered their love of yoga and teaching yoga. Michael also was a member of the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, volunteered at a local dog shelter, and participated in Habitat for Humanity projects.
Michael was a true “Renaissance Man.” Despite his professional technical work experience, he loved all living things, the fine arts, and being of service to all people and animals in need. Michael was fearless—no task was impossible to him. His most recent adventure was substitute teaching at the local elementary school, especially working in the special education classrooms. He’d come home with a big smile and wonderful stories about the children.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Anne Duggan, and his first wife, Carolyn May Babb. He is survived by his second wife, Rita Fox Duggan, and children: Arianna Duggan; Ayla Duggan (partner Michael Wigley); Robert Duggan; Matthew Duggan (wife Meg Duggan); David Duggan; Alyssa Harris (husband Andrew); Joseph Duggan; and Joshua Duggan (fiancée Victoria Hagenloh). He also loved and cherished his grandchildren: Michael Thomas, Avery Thomas, Amelia Waldron, Beatrice Waldron, Madeline Duggan, and twin babies Max and Maren Duggan, due September 2022. Michael also leaves behind his beloved siblings: Paul (Nancy) Duggan; David (Janet) Duggan, John (Maris) Duggan; Sheila Duggan; and Marty (Maggie) Duggan, and numerous nieces and nephews. Finally, Michael is also survived by his beloved rescue dogs: Kelly, Sissy, and Coco Chanel Duggan; and cats D.G. and Zorro Duggan. Special thanks to caregivers Oralia, Ruben and Paty.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 13, 5-7 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd, San Antonio, TX. Rosary will follow at 7 pm in the church. Mass of the Resurrection will be held Saturday, May 14, at 10 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, with a reception afterward in the church’s San Damiano Building. Interment will be held on May 31 at 10 am at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: Heart of Texas K9 Shelter, PO Box 691403, San Antonio, TX 78269 (paypal@animalfriendsforever.com); or the St. Francis of Assisi Mobile Loaves & Fishes Ministry, 4201 De Zavala Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249.
27 Apr

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Ruby Nash Wilson

January 26, 1924-April 22, 2022

Ruby Nash Wilson, age 98, passed away in Austin, Texas on April 22, 2022. She was born in rural Roff, Oklahoma on January 26, 1924. As an Air Force wife, she moved frequently with her husband, Bob, before settling in Shavano Park, Texas where they lived for 45 years. In 2015, they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in their Shavano Park home. The next year, they moved to Austin to be near their daughters.  Bob passed away in 2017.

As an active member of the St. Frances of Assisi Catholic Church, Ruby helped organize the Society of the Rosary and served as its chairperson for 20 years. She and Bob were charter members of the St. Francis senior group, the Silver Stars.

Ruby was a skilled seamstress and an accomplished artist but above all was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Claudia and Dan Anderson and Charlotte Wilson and Mike Roberts; a grandson, Robert Anderson, his wife Rebecca Deason and their daughters Emma and Elizabeth; and a granddaughter, Judith Jones, her husband, John Jones and their sons Carter and Dylan.

We will celebrate Ruby’s life at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Monday, May 9, 2022. We will pray the Rosary at 11:30 am, celebrate Mass at 12 pm, hold a reception in Henke Hall immediately following the Mass, and go to Holy Cross for the burial at 3 pm.

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