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Austin American-Statesman METRO & STATE Tuesday, August 5, 2003 Funerals and Memorials Funerals and Memorials are paid announcements. For information to place a paid announcement, please call the i Announcement Desk in Classified Advertising, 445-4005. For corrections or comments regarding obituaries, call 445-4005, or e-mail comments to obitsstatesman .com f-norv B4 j V- $ .,- Robbie Medora Dilworth Robbie Medora Dilworth died Saturday, August 2, 2003, surrounded by her family at her home on Lake Buchanan. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 5, at the Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church in Buchanan Dam, burial will follow in Lakeland Mills Memorial Park under the direction of Edgar Funeral Home of Burnet, Texas.- The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the outstanding and compassionate care provided by the Seton Hospice Care Group, and the many volunteers and friends during this long illness. Medora was born June 9, 1923, to Thomas Franklin and Mary Belle Love in San Antonio, Texas. She married Marcus Clayton Dilworth on August 9, 1942. They moved to Ft. Worth, Texas, in 19-48 and lived there for the next 32 years. Upon retirement in 1980, they moved to Lake Buchanan. Medora was an excellent seamstress and artist. She particularly loved to paint china and enjoyed the fun and friendship found in both the Porcelain Arts Club in Marble Falls and the China Painting Group in Ft. Worth. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Ft, Worth and the Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church in Buchanan Dam. She enjoyed studying in the Bible Study Fellowship. Medora is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clayton Dilworth; her son, Mark Dilworth and his wife, Jean; her daughter, Becky Lawrence and her husband, Bill; grandchildren, -Nathan Dilworth, Blake Dilworth, Robbie Lawrence and David Lawrence; her sister, Mary Elizabeth Ran-sier; and many nieces and nephews. She is greatly loved and sorely missed. We celebrate a life well lived. Roger Louis Favors Roger Louis Favors was born on July 5, 1947, to L.C. Favors and Ann Laura Mothershed in Tcxarkana, TX. He attended public school in Bowie County and Travis County. He graduated from Old L.C. Anderson in 1965. He confessed a hope in Christ at an early age. He was a member of Bethany Christian -Church where he served faithfully on the usher board. He was a proud employee of the City of Austin Electric (Austin Energy) for 20 yrs were he was an inspector 3. Preceding him in death are his parents, L.C. Favors, Ana Laura Mothershed; step-mother, Johnie Mae Favors; one sister, Kellic Jo Burns; one brother, Ernest Leon Favors; one sister-in-law, Shirley Favors and other family member, Inez Patterson. He leaves to cherish his home going wife, Sandra Favors (Dallas, TX); daughters, Bethany Favors, Sharon Favors (Austin, TX), Sheree Gantt (Kyle, TX); brothers, Chester Favors, Robert Favors, Wayne Favors (Austin, TX) and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and close friends. Funeral service Wednesday, August 6, 2003, 11.00 a.m. at St. James Baptist Church. Interment Cook-Walden Capital Parks. (King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.) J Call 416-5700 nni Mlw 4-dlglt fodet When death occurs 4400 The Importance of planning.. 4401 Funeral prearrangement 4402 Children and death 4403 Veterans' benefits 4404 Why have a funeral 4403 Embalming 4406 Cremations 4407 mtnetor, MH fftf lumbar baiaw. If 'Ill) Solomon "Jae" Arkcen Jr, Mr. Solomon "Jae" Arkeen Jr. born on February 21, 1961, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2003, at his home in Paige, Texas, at the age of 42. He was born to Patsy Ann Arkeen and Solomon Arkeen Sr. in Port Arthur, Texas. Jae was a counselor for the Texas Youth Commission and a noted therapist with achievements in forensic counseling, substance abuse treatment and criminal rehabilitation. He was also a gifted writer and had a passion for learning. He was preceded in death by his mother and partner, Chuck Drake. Jae is survived by his godson, Mason Coy of Austin; best friend and adopted brother, Les McNulty of San Antonio; close friend and former business partner, Sona Nast of Austin; and numerous cousins, extended family and friends. Jae's incomparable spirit and energy will live in the memory of all the lives he so richly touched. Jae indeed was a beloved character, a true "card" in the deck of life. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78705 (512) 452-8811. You may view memorials at ft j -,. Mrs. OIlie Mae Anderson Mrs. Ollic Mae Anderson, age 78, passed away July 31, 2003, peacefully from this life, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her three children, Claudette Anderson, Eugene Anderson and Ned Anderson of Austin; two sisters, Clara Harvey of Victoria, Darlene Diggs of Austin; one brother, Clinton B. Crittenden of Austin; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at Olivet Baptist Church, 1179 San Bernard Street in Austin. Burial will follow. Arrangements by Phillips-Upshaw and Richard Funeral Home. Eugene Arthur Dockwiller Eugene A. Dockwiller, 74, of Austin passed away on August 2, 2003. He was born on May 2, 1929, in Terrero, New Mexico, to Eugene and Goldie Dockwiller. He was a military man and gritty defender of the American way. Warrior in spirit and quiet in manners, he was eager to serve his country without question, He was a Vietnam Veteran and served his country for over 28 years in the U.S. Air Force and earned the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He was a very dedicated, faithful, persistent and honest family provider throughout the 50 years of walking through his lifetime. His family will remember his courage through the pain he endured for the last 15 years which has now been lifted. Eugene is survived by his wife, Virginia Dockwiller; sons, David Dockwiller and wife, Theresa and Larry Dockwiller; daughter, Victoria Dockwiller Jobe and husband, Bruce; and grandchildren, Ireland and Alexander Dockwiller. The funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Funeral Home with Reverend Pat Kelly officiating. Interment to follow at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Memorial Park with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. We will miss you. We will never forget you. We are all blessed to share this lifetime with you. Goodbye, Papa. COOK-VCALDEN I FunrtOtki-PurwndifcCranatkvw 630B W. Wlttum Cannon Dt (WJ-11TJ Inside Line offers helpful Information about Hospice Austin's Loss of a Mother support group. 416-5700 category 8661 II IllUlUk Mil Patricia Crowson Gorzycki Pat Gorzycki ('go-risky") died Sunday morning, August 3, 2003, after a brief illness. She was born in Dallas, Texas, October 18, 1927, and graduated from North Dallas High School in 1944 as salutatorian. She was a Delta Zcta at the University of Texas, graduating with a B.A. in psychology in 1947. She met and married George C. Gorzycki of College Station that same year and went to work For the ' Merit System Council, a state agency, working there until the birth of their first daughter. When her husband died in 1960, she returned to the Merit System Council and worked there until 1983. Pat then took care of her mother, Mary Thornton Crow-son, who at age 85 had moved in with her in 1977, until her mother's death in 1989. Although macular degeneration kept her from driving and read ing after 1997, Pat remained in her own home and active with her family, friends, and church. Pat had attended the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd since the early '50s, especially loving evangelism and stewardship. She taught Summer Sunday School and Bethel Bible Study and was active in Cur-sillo, Stephen Ministry, small group ministries, hospital and home visits and calls, prayer ministries, name-tags, and many other activities as she recognized Good Shepherd's needs. She discovered her true ministry as a grecter for Good Shepherd. She had a knack for finding new people, making them feel welcome, and putting them to work at the coffee hour. Her other interests over the years included African violets, judging African violet shows, square dancing, Stretch'n'Sew, travel, especially with the Flying Flock, and yard work. Pat is survived by her beloved daughters, Linda and Diane Gorzycki of Austin and Donna Gorzycki Livingston, son-in-law Tim Livingston, both of Oklahoma City; grandson, Scott Andrew Harbour of Austin, and her Birman cat, Piper. A memorial service and celebration of life will be Wednesday, August 6, 7:00 p.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Windsor and Exposition, with a reception following in the Parish Hall. Graveside service will be earlier that same day at 3:00 p.m. at Austin Memorial Park, Hancock Drive and Bull Creek Road. In lieu of flower's, Pat would have preferred that memorials be sent to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 5176, Austin, Texas 78763, or to the charity of your choice. "A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance." Proverbs 15:13 (RSV) Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78705 (512)452-8811. You may view memorials online at Margarita Tobar Margarita Tobar, 89, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2003, in Lampasas. She was born in Lometa, Texas, October 17, 1913, to Silverio Robles and Dolores Alvarado Robles. Her husband was Francisco Tobar. Margarita was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a member in Guadalupana and Cursillista. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three children, two sisters, and three brothers. Survivors include son, Frank Tobar Jr. and wife, Dorothy of Lampasas; daughters, Erlinda Moreno and husband, Saragosa of Lampasas, Mary Loy Tobar of Austin, Margie Cantu and husband, Lupe of San Antonio, and Mary Jane Tobar of Austin; brother, Eusebio Robles and wife, San Juana of Laredo; sister, Romana Jimenez of Laredo; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation of Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at Briggs Gamel Funeral Chapel. Services will be Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lampasas, Texas, with Father Barry Cabell, officiant. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Special thanks to staff of Lampasas Nursing-Rehab and Vista Care Hospice, and very special thanks to Ruben Salazar, Ester Ramirez, and Dani Sanchez. Charles "Charlie" N. McCarthy Charles "Charlie" N. McCarthy, age 87, entered his new life on July 3L 2003, after a brief illness with cancer. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 2, 1916. Charlie will be cremated. Charlie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Annabelle "Pat" Heine McCarthy; daughters, Patricia M. Carva-jal and Marilyn F. Chastain; sons, Charles D. McCarthy, Robert P. McCarthy, his wife, Karen and their children, Crystal and Christopher McCarthy, all of Austin; and grandson, Charles Paul McCarthy of Forest Home, Alabama; and sister, Catherine Smith, her husband, Ed and their son, Daniel Smith of Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. McCarthy, a Navy veteran of WWII, worked in the construction industry in Boston, then in Construction Engineering for the City of Austin. He retired in May 1981. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 9, 2003, in "Remembrance Gardens at Riverbcnd", 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy North in Austin. Following the services a gathering of friends and family will be at the County Line On The Hill, 6500 West Bee Caves Rd., Austin, (512)327-1742. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759; Senior Activity Center, 2874 Shoal Crest, Austin, TX 78705; or Remembrance Gardens, 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy North, Austin, TX 78746. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78705 (512) 452-8811. You may view memorials at Gene Borkland Loomcr Gene Borkland was born to Ed ward and Vera Borkland in Taylor, Texas. She passed away at the age of 73 on July 31, 2003, after a brief illness. She is survived by daughter, Janet Mahan and husband, Kenneth; son, John Patrick Roberts and wife, Sarah, daughter, Lisa Roberts and husband, Kevin Schermann, daughter, Lori Beale and husband, Peter; grandchildren, Eric Roberts, Taylor Mahan, Scott Mahan, Andrew Beale, and Mathcw Kahlstrom. She is also survived by brothers, Glenn and Michael Borkland and sister, Joyce Kotal. Gene actively participated in many organizations and charities and enjoyed a wide circle of friends. She was very loving and giving; her final act of charity was to donate her body to Southwestern Medical Center for research and education. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2003, at 4:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 11122 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Office of Development, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, P.O. Box 9108E8, Dallas, TX 75391-0888. Please include "In Memory of Gene Loomcr". WilmaNygard Wilma Nygard (ncc Wilhclmina Amelia Sorensen), age 95, of Austin died Sunday, August 3, 2003. Sh$ was born in Red Wing, Minnesota, on February 16, 1908. Wilma was an expert in tatting and won a first place blue ribbon with a tablecloth that she submitted to the Texas State Fair in the mid 60's. She wrote the lyrics for several songs, enjoyed playing cribbage, dominos, and went to Bingo regularly. Her parents, four brothers, four sisters and husbands, Raymond Donery and William Nygard preceded her in death, Wilma is survived by her son, Raymond (Anna) Donery of Wau-watosa, Wisconsin; daughter, Gloria (Russell) Peterson of Austin, Texas; stepson, George (Marian) Nygard of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania; sister, Edith (Rome) Sarwas of Shawano, Wisconsin, 11 grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren and six great-greatgrandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at Cook-WaldenForest Oaks Memorial Park. ssr COOK-WALDEN f FcMOk-PvmkJ0matiunt D'HP'ty J MOOW.WUluunGmnonDt Eldridge Armistead Jr. Eldridge Dink Armistead Jr. (USAF Lt. Col. Retired), 86, formerly of Austin, passed away August 2, 2003, in Houston. He was born on February 5, 1917, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Eldridge Armistead and Rowena Pate Armistead. Eldridge grew up in Memphis, graduating from Central High School and Southwestern College (now Rhodes) in Memphis. He was an active member of Idlewild Presbyterian Church, Boy Scouts of America, National Honor Society and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After college, he was employed by Mayer Myers Wholesale Paper Company until he joined the U.S. Army in the spring of 1941. Shortly thereafter, he was transferred into the Army Air Corps where he was commissioned as an officer and became a navigator. He graduated from the Army Air Forces Navigation School in 1941 and for most of World War II, he served as a navigation instructor at Mather Field, Sacramento, California and in San Marcos, Texas. Late in the war he served at Tontouta Air Base, New Caledonia until the end of the war. After World War II, Eldridge (called Dink since 1942) was employed by the Bancroft Paper Company in Shrevcport, Louisiana, until he was recalled to active military service in 1951. He served as a Combat Crew Navigator with the 301st Bomb Wing (Strategic Air Command) until 1953 when he was transferred to the 1st Radar Bomb Squadron Group in Phoenix, Arizona. His subsequent assignments include duty at Carswell Air Force Base, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, where he completed his Masters Degree in Business Administration. In 1958 he was assigned to Fairford Air Base, England, and in 1961 went to work in the USAF Auditor Generals office in San Diego, California, from where he retired from the Air Force in 1965. He and his family then moved to Austin, Texas where he was employed by the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Rehabilitation Commission and the Austin Chemical Company. Eldridge met and married Elizabeth Wyche of Shrevcport, Louisiana in 1944. They had three children. Elizabeth Armistead passed away in 1983. In 1985, Eldridge married Elsbeth K. Willard from Houston. After residing in Austin until 1996, they moved to Bayou Manor Retirement Center in Houston. Elsbeth Armistead passed away in 2001. Eldridge was preceded in death by his mother, Rowena Pate Armistead; his father, Eldridge Armistead Sr.; his first wife, Elizabeth Wyche Armistead; his brother, Robert Pate Armistead; and his second wife, Elsbeth Kcnnon Willard Armistead. Eldridge is survived by his children, Robert Armistead and his wife, Julie of Round Rock Texas, Elizabeth Armistead Downes of Euless, Texas, and James Armistead and his wife, Bridget of Arlington, Texas; his brother, Thomas Hunt Armistead and his wife, Josephine of Ft. Worth, Texas; his grandsons, William Armistead and Anthony Armistead of Round Rock, and Graham Armistead of Arlington, Texas; and nephews Hunt Armistead of Austin, Tom Wyche of Benton, Louisiana, and William Wyche of New Orleans, Louisiana. The family would like to thank the staff at Bayou Manor Retirement Center and especially Jennifer Hunter Jones for her care and dedication to Eldridge. : In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Gideons Memorial Bible Plan or the American Diabetes Association. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 5, 2003 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be held Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar. Interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park. CXX5K-WALDEN Funerals k CnnutUms 6100 North Lamar 454-5611 Lt R. Scott Moore Lt. R Scott Moore, 37, of Austin, Texas, passed away August 2, 2003. He was with Travis Bishop Precinct 4 Constables Office for for eight years and a decorated Sgt. in the U.S. Army Special Forces, A Green Beret. He is survived by his wife, Maura Moore; son, Kr'ystophcr Scott Moore; daughter, Krystal Marie Moore; step-son, Cody James Irby; step-daughter, Cally Ayn Irby; parents, Mr. 8 Mrs. Raymond C. Moore. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 5, 2003, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Rosewood Funeral Home in Porter, Texas. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. In Loving Memory of Mr. Jessie C. (Tin Tan) Ybarra Nov. 4, 1944 -Aug. 3, 2003 - Our beloved Jessie C. (Tin Tan) Ybarra, 58, of Austin. Mr. Ybarra was preceded in death by his mother, Josephine; a sister, Mary; and a brother, Tomas, Jr. He is survived by his father, Thomas, Sr.; sister, Sylvia; and brother, Robert; daughters, Gloria, Mary, Teresa, Carol Lynn', Peggy, all of Austin; soa Jesse Mugica; step-children, Johnny, Nash, Robert, Mike, Connie, Annette, brothers-in-law, Joe, Alberto, sons-in-law, Joe, Anastacio, daughter-in-law, Tina. 27 grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren, and 20 step-grandchildren. The Ybarra family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Angel Funeral Home, with the recitation of the rosary 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be at 12:00 noon Wednesday at San Jose Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Assumption Cemetery. Ybarra family members will serve as pallbearers. We miss you love you always. Please visit this obituary at FUNERALTiOME 16U0S.1M 441-B73B Ltc. Larry Scott Wetter USAR, Ret Cry O Beloved Country, for a Warrior has died this day. Born on Mar 13, 1946, in Louisville, KY, to Vernon F. Wetter and Geneva Scott Wetter, Larry S. Wetter, a longtime Austin area resident passed away on August 1st due to complications from his numerous illnesses. His fearlessness and sense of humor regarding the declineof his health was nothing short of amazing. Larry graduated from Greenview Community H.S. in Greenview, IL, in 1964. It was here that he met, and fell in love with his future wife, Donna . Jane "Janic" Skelton. He graduated from Knox College, in Galesburg, IL, in 1968, with a BA in Speech and Liberal Arts, and a U.S. Army commission as a 2LT of Armor Branch. On July 20th, 1968. the then 2LT Wetter and his beloved Janie were married in Greenview, IL His active duty spanned four years, in which he rose to the rank of Captain. He served in Vietnam as a Combat Advisor to both Armored Cavalry and Infantry battalion sized units. His decorations include: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Cross of Gallantry (RVN), Combat Armor Badge (RVN), Combat Infantry Badge (RVN). LTC Wetter was a graduate of the Armor Officers Branch Course, FT Knox, KY; U.S. Army Special Warfare School (Countcrinsurgency). FT Bragg, NC; Quartermaster Officers Advanced Course, FT Lee, VA; Army Depot Operations Mgmt. Course, Ft Lee, VA: Commandants List Graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, FT Leavenworth, KS. Following his active Army period, Larry was active in the Army Reserve, rising to the-rank of Lieutenant Colonel, until his health ' failed in 1994. Larry's civilian career was in the insurance arena as a claims adjuster and later a claims office manager. He also served as an independent consultant to the Texas Department of Insurance. Very active in Veterans Affairs, , Larry was an active leader with the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1919, Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he served as a 3 term Post Commander, Commander of The Travis County Council of the VFW, and Commander of District 28 of the VFW.-He was also a member of Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans, and the Military Order of the Cootie, Ba-Muoi Ba Pup Tent 33. Larry was an avid hunter, shooter, and collecterrefurbisher of early 20th century military firearms. He was active in Little League Baseball as both a coach and an umpire for many years and in both Texas and New Mexico, he was a Hunter Safety and Hunter Education Instructor. His other interests were photography, history, reading, and classical music. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Donna Jane; two sons, Brian Lloyd, of Lexington, IL, and SPC Greg Scott of Fort Drum, NY; four grandchildren, Stephan Scott, Carrie Elizabeth, Nevach Maureen, and Jordan Quinn. Services Willi be Tuesday August 5, at VFW Post 8787, at 6:30 p.m. 500 VFW Road, Austin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste 100, Austin, TX 78759 in Larry's name for his com- fortablc last days spent at Christo- i pher House. ' ! ( FREE PHONE INFORMATION iu.4it.iloo 11 ifsriatr m irfi'liiiiitrlii-nii 1 Mini 1 1

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