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    “I hear a voice you can not hear. Which says I must not stay. I see a hand you can not see. Which beckons me away."

    The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind
    --- John Allston

    There is more peace somewhere.
    There is more peace somewhere.
    I'm gonna keep on 'til I find it.
    There is more peace somewhere.
    --- African American Hymn

    I cannot think of them as dead who walk with me no more;
    along the path of life I tread they but are gone before.
    --- Fredrick Lucian Hosmer

    In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them.
    In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.
    In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.
    In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
    In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
    In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them.
    When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.
    When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.
    When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them.
    So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
    --- From Roland B. Gittelsohn

    "Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go. Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you." ~Pueblo Blessing ~

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
    Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
    Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
    Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

    He was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

    The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.

    W.H. Auden

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Komar, Nickolas E.

October 23, 1943 – May 23, 2015

Nickolas E. Komar, 71, of Marlin, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church with the Reverend Kurt Rutz officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Friday, May 22nd at Adams Funeral Home.

Mr. Komar was born on October 23, 1943 in Marlin, Texas to Estella (Locke) and William H. Komar, Sr. He married Darlene McDaniel on March 7, 1964 in Mart and they celebrated over 51 wonderful years together. Mr. Komar formerly managed the meat market at Safeway in Marlin, owned Commerce Street Drive In Grocery, Sears Catalog Sales Merchant for 17 years, owned Ward Street Laundromat and also Nick’s Drive In on Ward Street. He was a very active member of Grace Lutheran Church where he formerly served as an Elder, Board of Stewards and the Board of Education. His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife; Darlene Komar of Marlin, children; Karen Lawrence of Indianapolis, Indiana and Keith Komar and his wife, Midori of Lihue, Hawaii, sisters; Frances Barganier and her husband, R.B., Barbara Kerns and Kathy May, brother; William Komar, Jr., grandchildren; Hannah Komar, Takeshi Komar, A.J Lawrence and Grace Lawrence and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Providence Hospital and Golden Years for the love and care they gave Mr. Komar.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Marlin, 432 Houghton Street, Marlin, Texas 76661.

Stevens, H. Adam

H. StevensDecember 7, 1949 – May 13, 2015

H. Adam Stevens was born December 7, 1949, at the military hospital in Frankfurt, West Germany. He graduated from Richfield High School in Waco, Texas in 1968, but not before earning his pilot’s license and becoming skilled in amateur radio, and building and racing hot-rods. After a brief period at Baylor University, H “didn’t even bother to drop out” and came straight to Austin. His stories of Austin’s golden age include seeing music at the Vulcan Gas Company and Armadillo World Headquarters, driving the ski boat at AquaFest, and many colorful tales from his days as station engineer at KOKE FM. H eventually went on to earn his Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Texas, and worked on the TEKTITE II program in St. John, USVI during his time as an undergraduate at UT. He also worked for many years at Motorola in MOS 8. His greatest career achievement as a physicist was his recent work building subatomic particle detectors with the Maya Muon Tomography Project under the UT Department of Physics. He spent many hours broadcasting HAM radio under the call sign NQ5H from his house on a hill in Bastrop, frequently taking shifts on the Maritime Mobile Service Network. He was a passionate and skilled marksman, and held a deep love for aviation throughout his life. H also enjoyed spending time in the Davis Mountains, and was enthusiastic about his burgeoning hobby as an apiarist. In recent years, H dived passionately into exhaustive genealogical research and was greatly looking forward to an upcoming trip to Scotland, where he planned to visit sites of his ancestry. One of his greatest joys of all was being a grandfather. He deeply missed his beloved cat, Max.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Lynn, of Austin; son, Austin O’Neil Stevens of Denver; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Stevens of Austin; daughter-in-law, Mary Costello Stevens; grandchildren, Olivia and Jack Stevens of Denver; sister, Avo Stevens Butler and husband David Butler of Sherman, Texas. He is also survived by his ex-wife, Melissa Jones of Austin, step daughter, Fontaine, husband Ryan and children, Stella and Nolan Schibi; father-in-law, Clive Lynn of Austin, son-in-law, Logan Ralph and members of the Ralph family, Marcela Sanchez, Santiago Grogan, and Rowan Ralph of El Paso, nephews, Chris and James Butler of Sherman, Texas and their families.

He is preceded in death by his parents, H Wright Stevens and Isabell Stevens.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 16, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress, at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Friends of Bastrop County Animal Shelter: bcasfriends.org.

Smith, Alfred Lee

October 11, 1947 – April 9, 2011

Alfred Lee Smith of Willis TX, formerly of Marlin, was born Oct. 11, 1947 and passed away April 5, 2011. Services were April 9, 2011 at Waco Memorial Park, Waco, TX

Hunsicker, Foree Peterson

June30, 1932 — March 11, 2015

Foree Peterson Hunsicker, a descendant of the Fishers, one of Dallas’s original founding families, died on March 11, 2015 with her loved ones by her side.

She was born in Dallas on June 30, 1932, the only child of Elizabeth Foree Peterson and Albert Hiram Peterson. She grew up in Marlin, Texas, the long-time home of her father’s family. She graduated from Marlin High School and attended Lindenwood University in Missouri for one year. In 1954, she graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in art. At UT, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Later, she studied at Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC and the Arts Students League in New York City.

A life-long Francophile, in July of 1956, she made the first of many trips to Europe, this initial journey on the venerable Queen Elizabeth. While crossing the Atlantic, she met Harry Hunsicker, a recent graduate of Harvard Business School who was beginning a journey around the world. At their first meeting, they stayed up the entire night talking. Some months later, after circumnavigating the globe, Harry, a native of Ohio, traveled to Texas to find the woman he met on the Queen Elizabeth. He found her and in short order moved to Dallas. In 1959 they married, celebrating 55 years of together last May.

Foree always had an artistic bent. At various times, she was a painter, clothes designer, and interior decorator. Her greatest success, however, came as a jewelry manufacturer when she started a company in 1987 called Medalias by Foree Hunsicker. At one time employing nearly fifty people, Medalias specialized in luggage tag jewelry, reproducing in sterling silver a wide variety of Victorian-era luggage tags and fashioning them into earrings, necklaces, and other accessories. A fixture for many years in the North Texas design world and at the Apparel Mart, Foree was honored with a Dallas Fashion Award in 1995.

Foree was a member of the Dallas Women’s Club, the Dallas Dinner Dance Club, and Believer’s Chapel Church. One of her greatest joys came from sharing with others the faith she had in Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Harry Hunsicker, Sr., her son, Harry Hunsicker, Jr., her daughter-in-law, Alison Hunsicker, and the many friends she touched over the years. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 14, at 11:00 am, at Believer’s Chapel, 6420 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230. Donations may be made in her name to Believer’s Chapel.

Jobson, Betty Jo (Berezoski)

May 29, 1954 – April 30, 2013

Betty Jobson, 58, Buda resident for 27 years, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Betty was born in Bremond, Texas, May 29, 1954. Betty retired from St. David’s Medical Center in 2009 and most currently worked at Sprouts Farmers Market. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Kort. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Laws, and son, Mathew Jobson. A Memorial Mass will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 3rd at Santa Cruz Catholic Church, 1100 Main St., Buda, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PAWS Animal Shelter and Humane Society (http://pawsshelter.org/). The family would like to thank Hospice Austin and Angel Healthcare for the care they provided Betty in her final days.

Stone, Terry William

Terry StoneAugust 30, 1956 – April 11, 2015

Terry William Stone, 58, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away on April 11, 2015. He was born on August 30, 1956, in Falls County, Texas, to W.N. “Doodlebug” Stone and Mina (Ray) Stone.

Terry graduated from Sam Houston University with a BBA in Finance. He was employed in the Insurance Industry for over 35 years, helping to develop and manage a Workers Compensation Claims Company. Many of his best friendships were developed through these associations.

Terry loved to fish, either bank fishing one of the cattle tanks around Falls County, off the dock on Lake LBJ or in the Gulf. Dove hunting was a favorite although he also enjoyed deer hunting trips with his family and friends.
Special thanks to the family, friends and colleagues who participated in his many barbeques and fish frys. Terry’s kindness and friendship was a catalyst for a wide group of family and friends to enjoy life. He will be greatly missed.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Conrad Stone and sister in-law Bobbie Stone; and Aubrey Stone and sister-in-law Janet Stone. He is survived by his wife, Nannette Stone of Georgetown; sons, Thomas Stone of Austin, Samuel Stone of Austin, and Koy Stone of Georgetown; siblings, JoAnn Milnes Cohn of Marlin; Winfred Stone of Waco; Nelda Brown and husband Gene of Marlin; and Keith Stone and wife Marsha of Georgetown; as well as, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015, at Beck Funeral Home, Cedar Park, Texas. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Ward Street Church of Christ, Marlin, Texas. Interment will immediately follow in Criswell Cemetery, Marlin, Texas.

Honorary him as pallbearers are his nephews, Jeffery Brown, Randal Brown, Michael Milnes, Gary Stone, Travis Martin, Bill Adams, Jes Scott, David Walgren and Robert Stone. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Falsone, Gary Parsons, Terrell Wilkey, Roy Wornat, Jimmy Welch, Larry Ludke, James Randazzo and Max Stone,

Arrangements under the direction of Beck Funeral Home, 1700 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, Texas 78613, (512) 259-1610. On-line registry at http://www.beckchapels.com

Reed, Grady L. Jr.

August 14,  1933 — Ap0ril 10, 2015
 
Grady Lee Reed, Jr. passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015 at his home after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 15th at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin, Texas with the Reverend Donnie Fulton officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6-8p.m. on Tuesday, April 14th.

Grady (Nooks) was born August 14, 1933 in Marlin to Grady L. Reed, Sr. and Carrie Pauline Reed. He attended McClanahan and Marlin schools. As a young adult he worked on the family farm. He joined the U.S. Army and served until 1955.Upon his honorable discharge; he married Rosemary Clifton and in union four children were born. He was self-employed for many years in the home remodeling and construction business. He worked at Ralph Wilson Plastic Co. in Temple, Texas where he retired after 27 years of employment.

His enjoyments included remodeling and managing rental property, dancing, and maintaining the McClanahan church and cemetery grounds. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his children, grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father. Survivors include his sister; Wardine Sanders, children; Grady U. Reed, Rocky L. Reed and wife Christi, Kelly Reed and companion Jerry Rosas of Marlin, Thomas Reed and wife Denise of White House, Texas. Grandchildren include Crystal Reed, Lindsey Reed, Kristen Reed Porterfield, Cara Reed Kasner, Nicholas Reed, and Madison Reed. There are sixteen great-grandchildren, and nephew Robert Reed Sanders. Special friend is Margaret Blackburn of Robinson.

Pallbearers include Nicholas Reed, Max (M.J.) Smith, Randy Kasner, Jerry Rosas, Shane Porterfield, Craig Evans, and Robert Sanders.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the American Diabetes Association . The family would like to give a special thanks to his caregivers, daughter-in-law Christi Reed who gave endless hours to his extended care, Eric Nutt, Rosinal Hughes, Dr. David Fedro, and Standard Home Health/Hospice.

 

Nehring Sr, Ronald Wayne “Ronnie”

May 27, 1948 – April 4, 2015

Ronald “Ronnie” Wayne Nehring, Sr., 66, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Perry, Texas.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 8, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, at Adams Funeral Home.

Ronnie was born in Marlin, Texas, on May 27, 1948, to Adolph and Geraldene Maines Nehring. Ronnie graduated from Marlin High School in 1966. Soon after, he moved to Houston to work but returned to Marlin after just three years. Ronnie worked at General Tire for 10 years before buying J & J Drive-In in Marlin.Ronnie loved his farm in Perry where he raised all kinds of animals including chickens, quail, rheas, sheep, goats, cattle, mules, and horses. Ronnie became a Mason in 1986 and a Shriner soon after that. He loved to fish especially with his mother, Geraldene . Ronnie was known as “Pappy” to his grandsons. He kept them both when they where babies and they lit up his life.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents.Ronnie is survived by his former wife, Gloria of Perry; his son, Buck Nehring of Perry; his daughter, Jaime Nehring Glenn and husband, Vince, of Riesel; two grandsons, Hunter and Hudson Glenn, of Riesel. He is also survived by his brothers, Mike Nehring and wife, Carol, of Marlin, Jeff Nehring and wife, Tricia, of Perry; and his sister, Kim Nehring Lombardo of Marlin. He is also survived by nieces, Carla, Beth, Annie, Micah, and Holly; and nephews, Ryan and Chad. Ronnie had many cousins and extended family who lived in the Marlin area as well.

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Norris, Harvey Ray

harvey norrisMay 29, 1925 – April 1, 2015
 
 
Harvey Ray Norris, 89, of Marlin, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in a local hospital. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 6, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Marlin with the Reverend Mark Newton officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service time on Monday at the church. Burial will take place at a later date.
 
Mr. Norris was born on May 29, 1925 in Milano, Texas to Jeff David and Edna Mae (Davenport) Norris. He served his country in WW II in the United States Army. Mr. Norris married Jacquelyn Ewell on November 21, 1967 in Kansas City, Missouri and they celebrated over 47 wonderful years together. He worked in the banking Industry for several years, ran his own publishing company and originated, staffed and directed Region VI of the Vista and Head Start Program executing all logistics for eleven states. Mr. Norris loved to fish, hunt and sing and play his guitar; he and his wife often entertained in nursing homes. He was a former member of the Marlin’s Men’s Civic Association, Lion’s Club, Rotary Club and was inducted into the Texas Fiddlers Hall of Fame; he emceed the Fiddlers Frolics in Hallettsville, Texas for over 30 years. Mr. Norris was an active member of the First Baptist Church where he served on several committees and helped with numerous functions. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Norris was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.Survivors include his wife; Jacquelyn Norris, sons; Harvey Wayne Norris and his wife, Debbie and Mike Honea and his wife, Susan, grandchildren; Jeff Norris and his fiancé, Sharon Dell, Allison Becker and her husband, Danny and Zachary Honea and his wife, Deidre and great grandchildren; Freyja Becker and Theodore Honea.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Jan Smith and the staff at Golden Years and to Dr. David Fedro and his loving staff for their great care and love shown to Mr. Norris.

Smajstrla, Tracie Marie

Tracie SmajstrlaNovember 23, 1929 – March 8, 2015

Tracie Marie Smajstrla, 85, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2015, in Houston. She was born to Frank and Rosie Kallus on Nov. 23, 1929, in Abbott.

She was preceded in death by both parents and 3 brothers, Raymond, Albin, and John Kallus.

Tracie is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Edward H. Smajstrla; daughter, Monica Greene and husband Richard; grandchildren, Christina Greene and Jonathan Greene and his wife Leslie Greene and great-grandchild, Charlotte Greene, and many other loving family members and friends.

Tracie was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, she will be missed by everyone that knew her. She had a variety of interests, which included Polka dancing, sewing, and traveling the world. She was a member of the Red and White Polka Club, The American Legion’s Women’s Auxiliary, SPJST Fraternal Order and a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

Tracie semi-retired in 1989, from her 37 years of being in retail, notably as a buyer with their Ben Franklin Variety Stores and grocery and fabric stores. She was very devoted to her family and spent most of her time in retirement enjoying her family and grandchildren. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. John Vianney Catholic Church-mass intentions.

Visitation was on March 11, 2015, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, with a Vigil Service and Rosary recited. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 12, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston. Interment followed at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

Niemeyer, Clarence Louis

Louis NiemeyerMay 1, 1923 – March 31, 2015

Clarence L. Niemeyer, age 91, of Lampasas, Texas entered into rest on Tuesday March 31, 2015. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Marlin with Ludy Manthei officiating. Interment will follow at the St Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, April 3, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm at Adams Funeral Home.

Mr. Niemeyer was the 7th child out of 11 children born to John A. and Martha (Locke) Niemeyer in Weimar, Texas on May 1, 1923. He grew up on the family farm in Otto, TX. At the age of 19 he joined the US Army on Feb. 24, 1943 and served as a Scout in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign during World War II. He received the following decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon and 2 Bronze Service Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and 1 Bronze Service Star, Good Conduct medal, Purple Heart, American Theatre Ribbon, and Victory Medal. After being wounded in the Philippines, Mr. Niemeyer returned to New Guinea, and then to Chickasha, Oklahoma where he was hospitalized for a year recovering from wounds in his right arm and side. Upon returning home, he met Ruby Kroll; they married on May 8, 1947 and were married for 60 loving years.

Mr. Niemeyer worked for the VA Hospital in Marlin as a surgical nurse and EKG technician while raising four children. He retired in 1980 and played on his farm with his cattle, doves, sheep, goats, ducks, and fish. Mr. Niemeyer cared for people at work, his neighbors, family members, and his animals. After Ruby’s passing in 2007, he moved to Lampasas in 2008. Mr. Niemeyer was active at the First United Methodist Church, Disciple Bible Study, and at Rollins Brook Community Hospital where he was a volunteer. People would drive by his apartment and take pictures of him in the middle of a herd of deer as he fed the deer by hand. His favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, and playing dominoes. Mr. Niemeyer was preceded in death by his parents; John and Martha Niemeyer, wife: Ruby Niemeyer, daughter-in-law; Rosie Niemeyer, brothers and sisters; Arnold Niemeyer, Ferdinand Niemeyer, Laura Neumann, Carrie Neumann, Martha Drews, Pearl Grams, Johnny Niemeyer, William Niemeyer, and Mamie Stringer.

Mr. Niemeyer is survived by his sister; Violet Grossman of Garland, TX., his children; Sharren Hassell and husband Larry of Belgrade, Montana, Sydney Niemeyer and finance, Irene Eavey, of Rosenberg, TX., Joni Peterson and husband, John, of League City, TX., and Brenda Lumpkin and husband George of Lampasas, TX. Fifteen Grandchildren; Gary Hassell, Erin Stolle, Paul Long, Melanie, Engelhardt, Bonnie Newton, Tommy Niemeyer, Julie Niemeyer, Katy Viccellio, Jack Peterson, Ken Peterson, Chris Hammack, Rachel Hammack, Angela Barron, Daniel Lumpkin, and John Lumpkin. Spouses of Grandchildren; Lidia Hassell, Brent Stolle, Renee Sanchez, Tim Engelhardt, Merle Newton, Misty Niemeyer, Ben Viccellio, and Carlos Barron. Seventeen Great-Grandchildren: Trevor, Nathan, and Grace Hassell, Dean and Graham Stolle, Sergio, Christopher, and Stephanie Sanchez, Satie, Abbie, Emily, and Zachary Engelhardt, Jonathan, Michael, Kelsey, and Mathew Newton, and Johnny Peterson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Disabled American Veterans.

Mortimer, Juanita B

j mortimer

July 23, 1917 – March 29, 2015
 
 
Juanita B. (Jenkins) Mortimer, 97, of Marlin, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Adams Funeral Home with the Reverend Michael Estep officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 1st at the funeral home.
 
Mrs. Mortimer was born on July 23, 1917 in Durango, Texas to Claude and Abby (Vinson) Jenkins. She married Clifton Mortimer on January 13, 1941 and they celebrated over 57 wonderful years together until his death on June 2, 1998. Mrs. Mortimer graduated from Lott High School and owned and operated Juanita’s Beauty Clinic for over 50 years; she enjoyed her clients and the beauty shop gossip even though she often had to get the hairbrush after the grandkids. She enjoyed cooking for her family and family get togethers. Mrs. Mortimer was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Marlin.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister; Claudine Jenkins and a brother; Brigadier General Cecil Jenkins.Survivors include her son; Ross Mortimer and his wife, Jenny, daughter; Beth Alston and her husband, Keith, brother; Marshall Jenkins and his wife, Winnie, sisters; BettyJo Nix and her husband, Johnny and Janice Lane, grandchildren; Jeremy Mortimer and his wife, Lisa, Rocky Mortimer and his wife, Lindsy, Wesley Mortimer, Whitney Rhodes, Chelsea Lewis, Kymber Shaw, Tanner Shaw and Tyler Thomas and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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