Gladys R. Anderson, 81, of Pflugerville, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014. A service celebrating her life will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:30 am at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North IH35, Georgetown, TX. Graveside services will follow at Evangelical Free Cemetery on CR 110, Georgetown.

Gladys was born on June 29, 1933 in Shive, TX to John and Lillie Wagner. She grew up on a farm and always worked hard. She was one of five children. Upon high school graduation, she moved to Austin, met her precious husband Bernard and married in 1952. Gladys and Bernard had a lifelong marriage of 62 years. She had two girls, Ruthie and Debra who will miss her dearly. Gladys is survived by her husband Bernard Anderson, her daughters Ruthie Anderson and Debra Briggs, her brother Johnny Wagner, and her sisters Ann Singleton and Velma Kanetzky. She loved to work outside, planting, gardening, tending her sheep and chickens and keeping the weeds in check. She had lots of family and friends who all will miss her so much. – See more at:

Evangelical Free Church Cemetery

Located in Georgetown, Texas

Latitude: 30.600037 Longitude: -97.6234128

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Evangelical Free Church Cemetery Obituaries

From Georgetown take SR 29 east to the junction with CR-110 (Southwesteran Blvd.) Go south on CR-110 until you come to the junction with Matthew Lane. Cemetery is just south of Matthew Lane on the east side of the road. The GPS coordinates were taken at the entrance to the cemetery on CR-110.  This cemetery was originally known as The Bell Cemetery, named after a community known as Bell, which had a gin and a store, etc.


ANDERSON, Gladys R.: June 29, 1933 – October 24, 2014

YUJA, Abraham Peter

Abraham Peter Yuja, “Sonny”, was called home on Monday November 3, 2014 at the age of 88. He was born June 26, 1926 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He was a lifetime member of St. Thomas More where he served as an altar server for several years. He was known by many names- Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and “Popi”. Sonny never met a stranger he only met a friend. He loved all who joined the family, took in other families and made them apart of his.

He worked for Prudential Insurance, retiring after 50 years of service. Sonny was a successful Entrepreneur.

Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Fedua Asfura Yuja and daughter Rosemarie Golden, husband David and son George Yuja and wife Lori. Grandchildren Elizabeth Leyendecker and husband Scott, Jenniffer Castillo and husband David, Joshua Yuja, Jessica Yuja and Hallie Holden. Great-grandchildren Dalis and Dilon Leyendecker, Aiden and Giovonni Castillo. Preceded in death by his daughter Jane Griffith and husband Joe Paul. He will always be in our hearts and forever loved.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm with the recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 pm at Cook- Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am, Friday November 7, 2014 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s American Association, St. Jude or your preferred charity.


Jeanne Laurendeau, 80 of Austin, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Jeanne’s family will gather for visitation on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 1:00PM at Beck Funeral Home, 1700 East Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, Texas. A service celebrating Jeanne’s life and her faith will follow at 2:30PM. Following her wishes, Jeanne will be cremated at a later date.

Jeanne was born in Sealy, Texas on September 5, 1934 to the late David Bryant and Mary Rose Hutchinson. She was raised in the Sealy and Katy area later graduating from Sealy High School. Jeanne was a loving mother and wife and always strived to care for others. She moved with her family in 1973 to Burnet, Texas, where she lived for many years. Jeanne married her love; Alan L. Laurendeau on September 21, 1978. Jeanne was a very artistic person and enjoyed making porcelain dolls and collecting antiques. Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents, David and Mary Rose Hutchinson; and her two daughters, Laura Peek and Michele Laurendeau.

Jeanne leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of over 36 years, Alan Laurendeau of Austin; her children, , Annette Vragel and her husband Pete of Austin, Tommy Peek of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Chris Peek of Vidor, Lea Mitchell of Moorehead, MN, her sister, Marlene Forrester; her grandchildren, Amber Klecka and husband Jim of Georgetown; Sydney, Gabrielle, and Aralyn Vragel of Austin; 4 great grandchildren; along with numerous other loving family members and friends

Jeanne’s family would like to send a special thank you to Nancy and staff at Our House of Central Texas, Ken and staff at Riva Ridge Memory Care Center, and the nurses and staff from New Century Hospice. The loving care that you all gave to Jeanne, over the past few years has brought great peace to her family.

Memorial donations in Jeanne’s memory are requested to be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association for further research and cure.

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KELLY, John Joseph

John “Kelly” Joseph Kelly, 79, passed away on October 26, 2014. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Beck Funeral Home, Cedar Park, Texas. Services will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Beck Funeral Home. He was born May 8, 1935 in Albany, New York to Patrick Francis and Caroline Barton Kelly. John is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Vince Kelly and Dick Kelly; and sisters, Helen Mikhaterian and Mary Berben. He is survived by his wife, Jean Kelly; children, Kathleen Kelly Palalay and husband Drew; Kevin Kelly and wife Sarah; Timothy Kelly; sister, Pat Daoust; and grandsons, Brandon Kelly, Ty Palalay, Logan Kelly, Conner Kelly and Cooper Kelly. Memorial donations can be made to The American Heart Association . Arrangements by Beck Funeral Home, 1700 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, Texas 78613, (512) 259-1610. On-line guest registry at

CLUCK, Waurane Jones

Waurane Jones Cluck, 89 a lifelong resident of Leander, passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Waurane’s family will gather for visitation and a time of support on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Beck Funeral Home, 1700 East Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, Texas. A service celebrating Waurane’s life and her faith will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2017 at 10:00AM at Beck Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Bagdad Cemetery, where Waurane will be laid to rest next to her late husband, Joe Smith Cluck.

Waurane was born November 30, 1924 in Lometa, Texas to the late Warren Webster and Lura Curtis Whited Jones. Her family moved to the Leander area shortly after she was born and she remained there. Waurane was a long time active member of the Leander Church of Christ. Waurane met the love of her life, Joe Smith Cluck in Leander and they were married on January 26, 1946. She enjoyed traveling with her family all over but her favorite destination was Red River, New Mexico. Waurane had a talent for quilting and enjoyed sharing her artistic creations with friends and family. Many memories will be cherished by her skillful hands. Being an avid Longhorn fan, she cheered them on every opportunity she had to watch. Waurane spent the last few years living with her daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Charles Broun, they will always cherish the precious time they were given with her in their home. Waurane is preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Lura Jones, her sister, Betty Jo Carter, her daughter, Eva Jean Waley and her husband of over 45 years, Joe Smith Cluck.

Waurane leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Cathy Broun and her husband Charles Lee, Jr.; her grandchildren, Warren Madison Waley and his wife Keli, Timothy Ramsey Waley and his wife Nellie, and Joshua Pulaski Waley and his fiancé Pam; her great grandchildren, Myles Waley, Cole Waley, and Emma Rose Waley; along with numerous other family members and friends.

Waurane’s family would like to give an extra special thank you to the owner and staff of “Our House of Central Texas – Nancy and all her girls, for all the loving care they have shown to Waurane over the last two years. And also to special friend Catherine Bunton, for giving of her time and love to help care for Waurane over the years.

Memorial donations in Waurane’s memory are request that they are sent to the Alzheimer’s Association to further research.

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CANADY, Charles

Charles Canady may have lost the battle against cancer but, he won the war on October 16, 2014 at 8:22 pm. He passed away in his room on his bed surrounded by his wife, children and friends. He was brought back home to his beloved Liberty Hill Thursday and passed with dignity surrounded by love and knowing he had made it home. He had fought his battles against renal cell carcinoma since May 29, 2012 and surprised the doctors so many times by overcoming so many of the challenges this cancer threw at him. He just wanted to stay with his family. He tried so hard to stay with us but, now there is no more pain, no more tumors, no more radiation, no more hospitals, no more tubes, no more struggles and no more disappointments. One of his last triumphs was to be here to meet his first granddaughter Hadlee Rae and he met that goal with so much pride.

Charles met his wife Kathy in 1992, a widow with 2 small children. They met through his father Joe Ed Canady and after an evening of sheep shearing he asked her out for a date. She couldn’t think of a place to go and so their first official date was at Burger King. Their second date was a movie and dinner at a Chinese restaurant. The fortune cookie told him he was going to make an important decision in the near future. They were married 5 months later on November 21, 1992. Charles accepted his readymade family and loved them as any proud parent would. He formally adopted Kristin and Brandon 1995. It was only a formality to him but it gave him peace of mind that they would always be his kids. Two more children, Blair and Paige were born to Charles and Kathy and he would often tease them when they would bicker with each other that he loved them all but he chose the first two and faith sent him the next two. Family was established for Charles by love not by birth.

Charles was a very generous man. He believed in helping people when they needed it and he believed in public service. Both he did to the best of his ability. Often he would send a customer off with a pay me later or when you can or a pay me for the next repair not this one. He was a true mechanic working in the business long before he graduated high school. He owned and began restoring his first car at the age of 13. He often could fix something before replacing it. He knew how cars and parts worked and he knew money was often hard to come by for some. He was always willing to tell someone how to fix something when they asked or tell them what was wrong. He didn’t charge for estimates or advice. Public service was very important to him and after Liberty Hill’s incorporation he served on the first city council. A role he fulfilled for 13 years. They were difficult years with lots of conflict and heartache as is unfortunately what often happens during the young years in the life of a city. He and his family endured these hardships because he believed they were for a greater goal. He spearheaded and worked on many projects that a city needs when they first start. He always believed however that it was a “WE” project and never needed it to be an “I” did it. Charles dream was that one day Liberty Hill would evolve from a bedroom community to a place that could offer jobs to future generations and permit them to stay in Liberty Hill to work and live.

The most important accomplishment however to Charles was his family. And for that he endured the pain of living with illnesses. Cancer was not his first brush with a major illness. He was electrocuted by two 220 leads to the back of his head in October of 2005. Surviving this devastating accident was a miracle in itself. He fought his way back and although he was never was pain free or overcame all the damage of this accident he still managed to continue his dreams and make new goals to meet. Cancer reared its ugly head in 2012 and he faced the challenge of his life. He met it head on and fought it fiercely. He fought it for his family and for his dreams for the future. He fought it for the things he planned on doing for them and with them in the future.

Charles was a very giving and forgiving man he could endure the heartaches sent his way and accepted the shortcomings of those that hurt him always with the hope that things would change. He was a loving man that was never afraid to share his love with family and friends. He never met a stranger. He never wanted to shut a door that couldn’t be reopened. Charles was an artist, stain glass builder, musician- playing many instruments proud to have been first chair in the trumpet after his sister Lisa graduated from Liberty Hill High School, the very best yeast roll maker, furniture restorer, wood worker, home renovator in our needy house, and the very best husband and father we could ask for or deserve. He was a man of humor and humility. Charles was a dreamer, a planner and a doer. He was still making plans for the future until Wednesday. He always thought he could beat this disease and this helped him too far out-survive its grasp. His heart never played out only his body could be defeated.

He was a man of faith and knew there would be a tomorrow even after he had to leave this earthly world. He is at peace in a better place with a body that can take him wherever he wants to go. Charles is preceded in death by his father, Joe Ed Canady, Sr. and his aunt and uncle, Robert and Marie Brooks.

Charles leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 22 years, Kathy Canady; his four children, Kristin Davis and her husband Jason, Brandon Taylor Canady and his wife Jessica, Blair Nicole Canady, and Rebecca Paige Canady; his mother, Nina Faye Canady; his brother, Joe Ed Canady, Jr. and his wife Jeanie; his sister, Lisa Laminack and her husband Randy; his favorite sister-in-law, Laurie Nix; grandchildren, Walker Davis and Hadlee Rae Davis; nieces, Lindsey Laminack and Katie Canady; great nephew, Colton Fisher; along with a host of friends.

The viewing will be held at 10am at the Liberty Hill Church of Christ at 1700 Loop 332 with the funeral service to be held at the at 11am. Interment will follow at the Liberty Hill Cemetery immediately following on Wednesday October 22. Cancer has taken all our reserves financially and in lieu of flowers we would like to ask that you make a donation to help with funeral expenses Union State Bank in Liberty Hill.

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BARBER, Mickey

Mickey Barber, lovingly known as “Goggie”, 87 of Cedar Park, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014. A memorial service celebrating Mickey’s life and her faith will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:30AM at Beck Funeral Home, Cedar Park, Texas. Mickey was born August 8, 1927 in Breckenridge, Texas, to the late Barney and Velma Barnes Phillips. Mickey was raised in the Weatherford, Texas area. She met the love of her life, Joe Ralph Barber at the Jones Theatre in Weatherford. Mickey and Joe Ralph were married in Deming, New Mexico, on September 14, 1945. Together they raised their family in Mineral Wells and Euless, Texas. They moved to the Austin area in 1966. After Joe Ralph retired, they moved to Sun City Georgetown, Texas, where they lived until 2010. Mickey and Joe Ralph moved to Cedar Park to be closer to family, where they enjoyed the community of Isle at Cedar Ridge. Mickey was an active member at First Baptist Church Georgetown for many years, enjoying the fellowship with her Sunday School Class. Mickey’s passion in life was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, her thoughtful and loving spirit will be truly missed. Mickey is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Deborah Jo Barber. Mickey leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of over 69 years, Joe Ralph Barber; daughters, Donna Codrington and Tom, and Janet Barber Carter; sister, Marzelle Gilbert; grandchildren, Marla Valk and James, John Codrington and Tracy, William Ross Carter, and Julia Carter; four great grandchildren, Hunter, Hannah, Abby Claire and Reed; along with numerous other loving family and friends. Memorial donations in Mickey’s memory should be sent to a charity of your choice.

ADAMS, Dr. Timothy Dow

Timothy Dow Adams, born John Middleton Dow Adams, in Monterey, California on December 11, 1943, was killed October 25 car while on a bicycle ride in the country near his Florence home. His parents, Colonel Lorenzo Dow Adams and April Amis Adams, preceded him in death as did his younger brother, Christopher Amis Adams, and his beloved parents-in-law, Paul and Edna Galloway.

Tim once said that everything he loved started with the letter B: blues, bar-b-que, basketball, and bicycling. When his wife questioned this line-up, he quickly added: Oh,, my Baby!. He looked untouched in death for which we are grateful; only a bruise on his forehead told of his end. He was such a smart man, and so funny, and for a natural loner he had many friends who valued his intellect, enjoyed his humor, and cherished his ability to make memories.

As an Army brat he moved often living in California, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Texas, Tokyo, and Ankara among others. For each post there was a story, an adventure, a memory. Moving to Fort Hood was fortuitous for here he met at age 15, Gail Galloway Adams who would become his wife. At the end of that first day they’d seen each other at Killeen Base, she told her parents: “I’ve met the boy I’m going to marry.” Seven years later they wed in New York City on St. Mark’s Place and he entered Columbia University. He’d joined the regular Army after high school and spent a year at the prep school at Fort Belvoir before receiving an appointment at West Point where his brother Peter was a cadet, but the military life was not his direction. After the the Academy he began to do what he really loved: studying literature. This was his life’s calling. He completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia and his MA at UT-Austin. He completed his PhD at Emory University writing under the direction of Professor Albert B. Stone one of the first dissertations on the fusion of autobiography and biography. Telling Li(v)es: Truth and Lies in Autobiography was published by University of North Carolina Press (1984). A second work on photography in life writing, Life-Writing, Light Writing was also published by UNC Press. Both were well-received and are considered important in his field.

Following the pattern of the nomadic life of academia, he taught at Old Dominion University, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Atlantic Community College, Christian Brothers College in Memphis, McMurray College in Abilene, and finally secured a tenured position at West Virginia University in Morgantown where he taught in the English Department for 25 years. For almost a decade he was the department Chair . He received many awards for teaching and research, but what was most important to him was that he built a sense of community and collegiality. Department parties at the Adams home were legendary and dancing was obligatory.

Tim loved retirement. Every day there was good weather he rode his bicycle; this was a great pleasure. Once in response to his wife’s worry said, “If I die out on the road, I’ll have been doing what makes me happy.” He watched sports—bicycling, baseball, most especially basketball—and tried to complete a jigsaw puzzle every month. He railed at Texas politics (a progressive Democrat through and through) and loved to read Eudora Welty and Reynolds Price, both writers who fed his love for Southern literature. He liked poetry and often posted poems on the fridge. He was both witty and funny and thoughtful and responsible; he was a solidly good man. His senior year at KHS he was elected Most Dependable, that attribute never left him. He believed in the code that one did not lie, cheat, or steal, and he lived his life with honor, compassion, generosity and humor.

He leaves to mourn him forever his wife of 49 years, Gail; his beloved son, Paul of whom he was so proud (his wit, his intellect, his insightful prose) ; his older brother Peter Dow Adams and wife Donna Crevello; his sisters-in-law, Terry Galloway and partner Donna Marie Nudd, Tenley Galloway Parr, and Carol West Adams; his nieces, Melia Wilkinson, (Carey) daughter Casey; Emily Chamberlin,( Chris),son Nicholas; April Reynolds,(Craig), sons Craig, Jr. and Bowen; and nephews, Christopher (Chad) Adams, Michael Parr and partner Koda Turner; and beloved family friend, Jodi Linderman. Cherished friends: Chris & Jack Parker; Marcia Aldrich and Richard Isomaki; Jeanne Goodman and George Chastain, and Judy “Lucy” Thomas. Also treasured are long-term MLA Autobiography group buddies: Bill Andrews, Tom Couser, Paul Eakin, Becky and Tom Hogan, Sidonie Smith, and Julia Watson. He held in special affection his former administrative aide and friend, Michele Marshall.

According to his wishes there will be no formal ceremony. His ashes will be buried on his birthday in the Matsler Cemetery plot that he will share with his beloved parents-in-law. Donations in his memory: Bike Austin Education Fund, PO Box 5993, Austin 78763 (; or A/B: Auto/Biography Studies: Life Writing, University of North Carolina, Department English, CB #3520, Chapel Hill, NC 27535-3520.

“Though nothing can bring back the hour/Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower;/We will grieve not, rather find/Strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy/Which having been must ever be.”

Matsler Cemetery

Located in Georgetown, Texas

Latitude: 30.7723752
Longitude: -97.7903301

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From Florence go south on 195 to the junction with CR 241. Turn west on Cr 241 and go to the intersection with CR 245.l Go south on Cr 245 and the cemetery will be on the right side of the road.

Matsler Cemetery Obituaries


ADAMS, Timothy Dow: Dec. 11, 1943 – Oct. 25, 2014