Austin, TX Obituaries

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Dry Creek Cafe, an Old-school Dive Bar on Lake Austin, Is Closing After 68 Years

Calling all dive bar enthusiasts! Sadly, it appears that the final last call at Austin’s beloved Dry Creek Cafe & Boat Dock is nigh. The historic and ever-rickety cash-only dive, which has peacefully sat on the backside of Austin’s Mount Bonnell since that part of town was considered the city’s outskirts, is set to shut down at the end of October. Barring a miracle, there’s a “99 percent chance” that October 31 will be the last night in business, bar manager Elly Barksdale tells Texas Monthly. “We’re surrounded by multimillion-dollar homes, and we don’t have foot traffic,” she says. “The profitability just isn’t there.”
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Dr. Barth Holt Black

Dr. Barth Holt Black, 89, of Cedar Park, Texas, passed away on September 12, 2021. He was born on August 26, 1932, in Fillmore, Utah, to Golden Holt Black and Loa Baker Black. He was the oldest child and had two younger sisters, Loabelle and Golda. Barth spent his youth...
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Obituary— Thomas Griswold Seale

Thomas Griswold Seale, 86, passed away September 14, 2021 in Round Rock, Texas. Tom was born June 3, 1935 to Hubert and Lena V. Seale in Abilene, Texas. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Becky Seale. Tom is survived by his children, Stacey Barlow and husband, Rob; Steve Seale and wife, Jill; Shelley Morgan and husband, Clyde, as well as his grandchildren Joe, Jenny, Avery, and Cassidy.
Elgin Courier

Fred Resendez, Jr.

Fred Resendez, Jr., 64, of Elgin, passed away Friday evening, September 10, 2021. Family and Friends will gather for Visitation at Elgin Funeral Home, Monday, September 20th from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM, with a Celebration of Life conducted at 6:00 PM with the Reverends Tony Munoz and Joquin Damas presiding. Interment will be at Elgin Latin Cemetery, Tuesday, September 21st at 11:00 AM. Arrangements and care are entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.
Sealy News Onlines


Body Lee Roy Gaskamp Jr, 69, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 6th, 2021, while in the presence of his children and holding his wife’s hand, after an exhausting battle with COVID-19. Anyone who knew Lee, knew that he was the most loving...

Carl John Lamb

Carl John Lamb, 63, of Wimberley, TX, born on March 4, 1958, in Houston, TX was called home to our Heavenly Father into eternal joy and peace on September 1, 2021. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas F. Lamb & Joan D. Lamb, and his brother Frederick G. Lamb. He is survived by his beloved devoted wife Brooke Lamb, devoted children, Elizabeth Lamb, Tyrus Lamb and wife Kate, granddaughter Remington Lamb, Lake Scalise and wife Monica, granddaughters Madelyn and Rylee Scalise, and his brothers Mark Lamb and wife Marceline, Paul Lamb and wife Holly, and sister Janet Lamb, along with nieces, nephews, and cousins too numerous to list.

Abby Wighaman

Jane “Abby” Ablett Wighaman, 72, of Wimberley, Texas, died on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home. For more information and to sign the online registry, please visit
Gonzales Inquirer

Julie Denise Kelso

Julie Denise Kelso, age 46 of Round Rock, formerly of Gonzales was called to heaven by our Father after a tumultuous fight with covid, on Friday September 10, 2021. Julie came into this world with her big blue eyes at St. David's hospital in Austin, Texas to Butch and Nancy Jackson on March 13, 1975. Julie was the first child for Butch and Nancy and they were overjoyed. She was the first grandchild on both sides of the family as well. Julie was loved beyond belief from day one.
El Campo Leader-News

Dr. Eloise Lorraine Harriss-Teas

Dr. Eloise Lorraine Harriss-Teas died peacefully on Sept. 4, 2021 in Plano, with her children at her side, after a 12-year fight against dementia. Eloise was born in El Campo on Aug. 18, 1927, to Walter William and Mattie Mae (Grace) Harriss, the sixth of seven children. She earned her registered nursing degree in 1948 at Incarnate Word College, Santa Rosa Division of Nursing, in San Antonio as a student in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Arkansas and her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Central Arkansas. She worked as a nurse at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C, and in many other settings. Eloise taught as an elementary school teacher with a concentration in special education and as a university professor mentoring graduate students in special education. As an inspector of nursing homes and psychiatric facilities, she protected vulnerable Texans from exploitation and abuse. In this role, she led an investigation that prevented drug abuse by breaking up a prescription mill.

Robert ‘Bob’ W. Weber

ROBERT (BOB) W. WEBER, SR, 89, a Native Houstonian, died on September 6, 2021. He was born in Mykawa (now Houston), Texas on January 19, 1932, the last of six children of Joseph Daniel Weber and Bertha Elizabeth Wiener. He attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and St. Peter the Apostle Elementary School on O.S.T. Bob graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1950. He entered the seminary after high school, but heard God calling him in a different direction. He returned to Houston and began his long career with Rex Supply Corp. on Harrisburg. He married Mary Edna Madden, his childhood sweetheart and the boss’ daughter, on April 18, 1953 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. In December 1953, Bob answered Uncle Sam’s call to duty in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana for two years, being honorably discharged in December 1955. He returned to Houston and started working again for his father-in-law, retiring in 1995 after 44 years at Rex Supply, and moving to Wimberley, Texas (affectionately known as Weberville on Flite Acres Rd.) until his wife’s death in 2018. Bob and Mary were former parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wimberley. Bob loved Saturday evening dances, playing dominoes, an evening “toddy” of Jack and Coke, and praying the rosary every night with his wife before bed.

Woodie Lee Jackson

Woodie Lee Jackson, age 78 of Shepherd, Texas passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021. He was born May 15, 1943 in Austin, Texas to parents Elwood and Lilley Mae Jackson who preceded him in death along with his brother, James Elwood Jackson. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Michelene...
Elgin Courier

Rudolph Marciel, Sr.

Rudolph (Rudy) Marciel, Sr., 68, of Manor, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. Rudy was born in Austin, Texas to Rita and Lorenzo Marciel on Thursday, October 16, 1952. He graduated from Manor High School and worked in the construction and lumber industry until his retirement in the early 90’s. Rudy’s greatest enjoyment was to go fishing every chance he got.
Elgin Courier

Robin George Murphy

Robin George Murphy, 60, of Austin, Texas passed away September 12th 2021. Funeral Services will be conducted graveside at Elgin Latin Cemetery, Wednesday, September 15th at 3:00 PM. Arrangements and care are entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home logo.
Elgin Courier

Patricia Ramirez

A Visitation was held on September 7, 2021, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on September 8, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed at Elgin Latin Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.
Elgin Courier

J.D. Williams

JD “Slim” Williams, 87, of Elgin, Texas passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Family and Friends will gather for Visitation at Elgin Funeral Home, Thursday, September 16th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A Home-Going Celebration will be conducted at Elgin Funeral Home, Friday, September 17th at 2:00 PM with the Reverend, Byron Green presiding. Inurnment will be private.

Varena White

Varena White, age 98, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2020 in Georgetown, Texas where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law. Mrs. White, always known as “Tiny”, was born November 14, 1921 into a large family in Stone County, Missouri to Burnice Burk and Ollie Seisser (Daniel) Burk. She...
Elgin Courier

Betty Isabel Widdoss

Betty Widdoss departed this life August 27, 2021, three months short of her 100th birthday. She leaves behind a legacy of inspiration, of hard work, of winning smiles, of forceful opinions and a loving heart. A private memorial service celebrating Betty is planned at Greater Waco Baptist Church in Waco,...
Elgin Courier

John Frank Trevino

John Frank Trevino, age 85, of Austin, Texas, passed away on September 5, 2021. John was born on June 16, 1936, in Elgin, Texas to Angel Trevino and Luz Orona Trevino. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Alice Reynosa Trevino. John is survived by his...