HUBBLE, Travis Wayne

Travis Wayne Hubble passed away March 31, 2017. He was born August 1, 1980 in Taylor, TX. to Diane Steffek Hubble and Dennis Hubble.

Part of his childhood years were spent in Indiana and then back in Texas. Travis worked in Temple, TX for a number of years. While working part-time, going to school to obtain a nursing degree, and being a single parent, he raised a lovely daughter, Rebekah Faye. He really enjoyed nursing, the staff, and patients loved him. Travis spent many happy hours fishing and water skiing.

He is survived by his wife Laurell; daughter, Rebekah; step-children, Magdalene and Thomas Gable Galindo; his mother, Diana McCall; father, Dennis Hubble; grandmother, Delores Hubble; sisters, Amandalan and Emaleigh McCall; brother, Mason McCall; aunts, Shirley Klepac, Peggy and Patricia Steffek; uncles, Jerry Steffek and Larry Hubble; step-mother, Evelyn Hubble; and many cousins and friends.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Albin and Lorraine Steffek and Willis Hubble.

Travis was a kind and gentle man and will be missed by all of us.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Providence Funeral Home, 807 Carlos G. Parker Blvd. N.W. Taylor, TX.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 7, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3505 N. Main Taylor, TX. Burial will follow at the Taylor City Cemetery.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2017
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GLOVER, Violet N.

Violet Naomi (Stanford) Glover born February 23, 1922 in Lee County departed this life on March 20, 2017.

She became a Christian at the age of 18, and served the Lord until she passed away at the age of 95. She was a member of Community Christian Church of Round Rock, Texas.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Willie R. Glover, her brother Haywood Stanford, Sr and her sister, Una Jones.

Survivors are 1 daughter, Belinda Gamez and husband, Al Gamez of Pflugerville, TX, 2 grandchildren, Scarlett Hudgins and husband Mark Hudgins of Whitehouse, TX and Sean Gamez and wife, Alita Gamez of Round Rock, TX, Great-grandchildren Zarick Smith, Ava Gamez, Mason Montes, Trinity Hudgins, and Payton Hudgins. Also survived by 1 brother-in-law Mac Ross and wife Elsie Ross of Cedar Creek, TX, 2 sister-in-laws, Denise Stanford of Magnolia, TX and Mary Parker of Smithville, TX, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and Service Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2:00pm at Providence Funeral Home in Taylor, TX. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Community Christian Church Remodeling Fund in Violet’s name.

DVORAK, Vernell

Vernell Dvorak, age 84, of Thrall passed away Saturday April 1, 2017 at Temple Hospital after a short illness.

Vernell or more affectionately known to us as “Granny” was raised in the Hutto/Round Rock area and attended school in Hutto and graduated from Round Rock High School in 1950. She met the love of her life, James Dvorak, on a blind date. They were married on February 18, 1951 and were blessed with 58 years of happily married life together living and raising a family in Thrall. Vernell loved her family with all her heart and spoiled them with great meals after church on Sundays and never hesitated to babysit and spend time with the grandkids. She and James rarely missed an activity that their children or grandchildren were involved in. They attended all the sporting events and games that their children and grandchildren were involved in as well as dance recitals, church and school programs, graduations, and birthday parties. She greatly enjoyed all the family vacations together to places like Disneyworld and gambling trips with James. She was great with numbers and after the kids got in school she worked as a bookkeeper for Taylor Savings and Loan and then worked alongside James as his bookkeeper when they started Dvorak Motors together in Thrall. After retiring, they continued to farm together and Granny also worked as a substitute clerk at the Thrall Post Office and secretary at church as well as serving as the “First Lady” of Thrall while James served as Mayor for almost 20 years. Her kind spirit was reflected in all the love and attention she gave her family and friends as well as her pets who she loved like family. Granny was a kind, loving, welcoming, and gracious lady who worked hard and never hesitated to help when needed and was a great Christian example for her family. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Thrall where she had taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was also a member of the Thrall Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Bunco Club. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dvorak, and her sister, Carolyn Bengtson.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Richter and husband Mike of Cameron, son James Dvorak, Jr. and wife Kimberly of Round Rock; grandchildren Kerri Hillman and husband John, Dustin Dvorak and Hilary, Darin Dvorak and wife Nicole, Stephanie Mack and husband Billy, and Amber Weed and husband Jonathan; her great-grandchildren, Kensi Hillman, Logan, Andrew, and Emily Mack; Luke, Natalie, and Anna Weed; and her sister Sherry Collins and husband John.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 4, 2017 form 6pm-8pm at Condra Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 10 am at St. John Lutheran Church in Thrall, TX. Burial will follow in Taylor City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Dvorak, Darin Dvorak, John Hillman, Billy Mack, Jonathan Weed, and Mark Bengtson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Marjorie Krueger, Shirley and Arnie Haugeburg, Doris and Herman Kaase, the Thrall Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, and the Thrall Bunco Club.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Thrall.

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2017

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RIPPER, Adolph

Funeral services for Adolph Ripper, 60, formerly of Weimar, were held last
Friday at Taylor, with burial in the city cemetery there.

Rev. Ronald Braulick officiated.

A native of Weimar, Mr. Ripper had spent most of his life at Taylor and had been
manager of a department store there since 1933. He died last Wednesday.

He leaves his widow, two sons, two daughters; five brothers, including Anton
Ripper of Schulenburg, Fred and Joe Ripper of Weimar; and two sisters, one of
who is Mrs. Eddie Kubica of Weimar.

The Weimar Mercury, May 13, 1955, page 1

FOGLE, La Verda Galler

Birth: 30 Otober 1924
Death: 22 June 2011

Funeral services for LaVerda Anna Galler, 86, will be held at 10 a.m.
Thursday, June 30, 2011, in Weed- Corley Fish Chapel in Austin with Rev.
Carl H. Schoss officiating. Interment will be at 12-noon at Taylor City Cemetery in Taylor.

Mrs. Galler died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in Austin.

She was born Oct. 30, 1924, to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. Galler.

She attended schools in Texas, Arkansas and Nevada.

Mrs. Galler was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for approximately 12 years, working in the Taylor, Bastrop, Austin and Corpus Christi offices.

She was employed later as a claims adjudicator in the insurance department of the Texas Employment Commission for almost 30 years.

Mrs. Galler loved her Lord and was very active in churches where she lived (St. Paul Lutheran Church, Taylor; Christ Lutheran Church, Corpus Christi; St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin and Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Austin). She was a Stephen Minister, took communion to shut-in members, worked as an altar guild member and as president of the guild, served on the evangelism committee, and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

Mrs. Galler also enjoyed traveling, gardening, ceramic painting, sewing and reading.

Her husband, Henry L. Fogle Jr., preceded her in death in 1960.


Services for Treila M. Galbreath, 90, of Rockdale will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Thorndale with Rev. Jeremy Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in Taylor City Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Mrs. Galbreath died Monday, June 25, in Cameron Nursing Center in Cameron.

She was born Dec. 17, 1921 in Pratt, Kansas, to Albert Franklin and Maude B.
(Franklin) Paris.

Mrs. Galbreath had lived the past 20 years in Rockdale and was previously a longtime resident of Alvin.

She married Neal Galbreath on Jan. 4, 1992, at First Baptist Church in Thorndale.

Mrs. Galbreath was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and greatgreat grandmother.

When she was younger, she worked as a checker for Smith Grocery in Alvin as well as a saleswoman in t he women’s department of Dillards Department Store.

Mrs. Galbreath was an avid oil painter.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Thorndale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal, on June 3, 2005; her parents; and five siblings, Lewis Eugene Paris, Lela Turner, Zella Cox, Mary Travis and Morene Christ.

Survivors are a son, Tommy Welch and wife Marilyn of Thorndale; a daughter, Barbara Scroggins and husband Bobby of Thorndale; six grandchildren, Wynona Schwarz, Tommy Welch Jr. and Steve Simpson, all of Thorndale, Rhonda Brown of Pasadena, Tom Simpson and wife Kathy of Robinson and Craig Simpson and wife Cara of New Richmond, Ohio; 11 great-grandchildren, Megan and Dylan Schwarz, Kassie Barron, Mallory Keeling, Cooper Welch, Dacey, Jared, Barrett, Levi, Shelbi and Colbi Simpson; a great-greatgranddaughter, Emma Grace Niemtschk; and a sister, Lorene Webb of Houston.

LANGE, Milton Carl, Sr.

Birth: Feb. 26, 1921
Death: Jan. 27, 2011

Celebration of Life services for Milton Carl Lange Sr., 89, of Taylor were held Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale. Burial was in Taylor City Cemetery.

Mr. Lange died Jan. 27, 2011.

He was born Feb. 26, 1921.

He married Ervie Falk on Dec. 25, 1945, and she preceded him in death.

Mr. Lange served in the U.S. Army/Air Corps from April 1943 to October 1945, traveling all over the U.S. and Europe. He was a flight engineer and top gunner on a B17 in World War II, flying 35 missions over Germany.

Mr. Lange farmed for many years and then was a farm chemical salesman before his retirement.

He enjoyed being with family and doing anything he was able for the VFW.

Mr. Lange was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and had served as adjutant with Post No. 4009 in Thorndale for several years.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Ida and Fritz Lange; a brother, Reuben Lange; and granddaughter Ellen Lange Biehle.

Survivor are a son, three daughters, a sister, a brother, a sister-in-law, grandchildren greatgrandchildren and a great-great granddaughter.

SNOW, Janice Renee

August 26, 1946 – April 20, 2006

Janice Renee Peace Seffel Snow, age 59 of New Braunfels, died Thursday, April 20, 2006.

Janice was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

Survivors are her husband, William Snow of New Braunfels; sons, John Paul Seffel of L.A. California and G. Christopher Seffel of New Braunfels; parents, Lou and Elizabeth Toussaint of New Braunfels; sister and brother-in-law, Lucretia and Michael L. Lacy of New Braunfels; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Patsy Pieper of Canyon Lake; brother and sister-in-law, Courtney and Janie Pieper of Austin; step-brother and wife, Rusty and Linda Toussaint of Houston and step-brother and wife, Paul and Peggy Toussaint of Luling.

Funeral services will be on Monday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, New Braunfels with burial to follow at Taylor City Cemetery.

PATCHKE, Garry Lee

PATCHKE, Garry Lee, 62, of Thorndale died Thursday. Visitation 6 p.m. Tuesday, Providence Funeral Home, Taylor. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Thorndale. Burial Taylor City Cemetery.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on April 21, 2013

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ALDERETE, Jovita Robles

Jovita Robles Alderete, 76, lifelong resident of Taylor was peacefully called home to our Heavenly Father on Monday, April 22, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born February 15, 1937 in San Juan, TX to Daniel Robles and Candelaria Leal Robles. She married the love of her life Joe H. Alderete on April 17, 1954 and to this union were 5 children: Ephraim, Esther, Ismael, Olga and Orpha. Jovita was a devoted homemaker, raising her children as well as raising 8 of her 16 siblings after losing their mother to cancer. Later, she worked at Kerr-Ban for 10 years, then at Texas Instruments for 20 years when she retired in 1999. She was also chosen Mother of the Year by the Taylor Daily Press in 2006.

Jovita was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Joe Robles and Hilo Robles, sister Lydia Gonzales and daughter Esther Garcia. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Joe H. Alderete, son, Ephraim and wife Arlene and grandson, Cody; son, Ismael and wife Jeannie and granddaughters, Abigail and Elizabeth; daughter, Olga Jonse and husband Gilbert and grandsons Matthew and Mark; daughter, Orpha Ramirez and husband Ernest and granddaughters Jennifer and Elliana, grandson Albert Garcia, Jr. and granddaughter Lisa Rivera and husband Sal and great grandchildren Madelyn, Kathryn and Isaac; 6 sisters and 6 brothers.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 P.M., Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Providence Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Celebration of Life Mass will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 26, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial to follow at the Taylor City Cemetery.