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Debbie Muehlbrad Rockett
 
​September 7, 1949 - March 28, 2015
 
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Carrie Jo Psencik Sutphen

1957-2015

 
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Joan Sander Planta
 
​1953 - 2014
 
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Dede Cantu Haustein

July 19, 1961 ~ March 2, 2013

Candace Kappler Thornton

September 29, 1958 - January 6, 2012
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Brenda Pausewang Boland

August 6, 1951 ~ June 20, 2011
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Marilyn Stiles Shoemaker

1957 ~ 2011

 
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Nora Jean Anderson Whitted

October 15, 1948 ~ February 6, 2010
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Pamela Mead Millard

December 16,1953 - February 14,2010
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Beverly Seidel Pollard

May 9, 1963 - April 12, 2007
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Sylvia Reeves Daniels

June 21, 1949 - May 22, 1998

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July 10, 1960 - August 1, 1991
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Linda Leftwich

October 15, 1957 - June 24, 1976

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Suzanne Campbell

July 10th, 1960 - August 1st, 1991


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From Dawn Crider on April 28th, 2010
Image Suzanne Carol Campbell lived in Austin most of her life. She was born on July 10, 1960, and passed away after a brief illness on August 1, 1991. She was 31 years old. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Southwest Texas State University in 1982, and was a school teacher when she died. 

She was a member of the Vikettes during her junior and senior years at Lanier. She was one of the “Tall Girls” on the 1978 National Championship Team. She had the time of her life as a Vikette, and treasured the friends she made and the lessons of love and kindness she received from Mrs. King.  She worked hard, smiled a lot, and had a fabulous high-kick. She was devoted to her friends, cheered them on, and enjoyed their success as much as her own. 

Suzanne never married or had any children, and was preceded in death by her beloved father, Buddy Campbell. 
 

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From Dawn Crider on April 28th, 2010
Image Suzanne Carol Campbell lived in Austin most of her life. She was born on July 10, 1960, and passed away after a brief illness on August 1, 1991. She was 31 years old. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Southwest Texas State University in 1982, and was a school teacher when she died. 

She was a member of the Vikettes during her junior and senior years at Lanier. She was one of the “Tall Girls” on the 1978 National Championship Team. She had the time of her life as a Vikette, and treasured the friends she made and the lessons of love and kindness she received from Mrs. King.  She worked hard, smiled a lot, and had a fabulous high-kick. She was devoted to her friends, cheered them on, and enjoyed their success as much as her own. 

Suzanne never married or had any children, and was preceded in death by her beloved father, Buddy Campbell. 
 
From Michelle Nite on May 16th, 2010
Dawn's tribute to Suzanne is right on.  My fondest memories of Lanier and Vikettes always include Suzanne.  She was an inspiration to all, with her positive outlook, honesty, sense of humor and radiant smile.  Although she was very intelligent, she was never afraid to be a goof ball when you needed a good laugh.  Such a loyal and supportive friend whom I miss dearly.  God Bless you Suzanne. 
 
From Nancy Gick on June 4th, 2013
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Wow,  I have been out of touch with my entire Texas roots for a few years after my dad died while I was still pretty young-I left and went to Florida.  I had no idea.  Suzanne was my big sister in1977/78.  She was one of my best friends and then graduated while I was still a junior.  Suzanne was the most kind person I have ever known.  She could be goofy, but was always very smart.  I always wished she was really my sister even though I already had 4.  If not for Suzanne, I probably would not have tried out the 2nd time and gone to Nationals with yall.  It was such a great experience and memory.
 

Sylvia Daniels


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From Kathy Cox on June 14th, 2010
Coach Daniels was truly an inspiration to me.  She gave me a love of running that has lasted into my fifties.  And more importantly she helped me to believe in myself and push to achieve goals.  She encouraged us to be our best and give our all.  She will be missed!
 
From Michelle Nite on June 16th, 2010
I had the good fortune of having Ms. Daniels as my tennis coach during the first quarter of my freshman year.  I was extremely shy and didn't know the first thing about tennis or whether I could even hit that darned ball.  Turns out Ms. Daniels was an EXCELLENT coach who made me and everyone in her class feel welcome.  She was energetic and encouraged us to do our very best.  When a student wasn't performing well, she could assess whether this was due to laziness or other challenges in their life, then determine if a butt chewing or a hug/understanding was in order.  She will always be one of my favorite teachers at Lanier.     
 
From Camille Pittman Street on June 10th, 2011
Sylvia, you were my hero as my student teacher from Kilgore Rangerettes. Wow! Later in life, you were a dear friend. I miss you, Sylvia. May you be resting in the peaceful arms of Jesus. Until we meet again . . . Camille
 

Dede Cantu (Haustein)

July 19th, 1961 - March 2nd, 2013

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Diana Marie "Dede" Haustein  Our courageous Dede Haustein passed into the arms of our Lord on Saturday March 2, 2013. Dede was born July 19, 1961 and was raised and lived her life in Austin, TX. Dede is survived by her husband Philip Haustein, two daughters Haley Marie and Hannah Marie, her father and mother Fernando and Sylvia Cantu, and her three sisters Brenda Yvette Baker, Liza Roxanne Gonzales and Holly Renee Keen, and her three nephews Weston Cole Baker, Cooper Adam Keen and Chance Riley Keen. After attending Southwest Texas State University, Dede began her career in real estate in the title industry. Dede took great pride in her work and spent the last eight years working as a Vice President and Branch Manager for Independence Title Company. Dede's friends, family and daughters were her world and she deeply loved them. Dede was a loving daughter, caring sister, generous friend, adoring wife and beautiful mother. She will be greatly missed. Dede embraced her faith and is now with our Heavenly Father. A Rosary will be recited at six o'clock in the evening on Wednesday, March 6th in the Cook-Walden Colonial Chapel, immediately followed by the family receiving friends after the Rosary until nine o'clock. A funeral service will be held at ten o'clock in the morning, Thursday, March 7th in the Cook-Walden Colonial Chapel. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery.
 

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Linda Leftwich


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Linda was born in New Braunfels, Texas on Oct. 15th, 1957. She moved to Austin shortly thereafter and was raised there with her siblings.
She attended Lanier High School where she was a Vikette. In 11th grade her family moved and she transferred to Round Rock High School and graduated in 1976. She was scheduled to attend Baylor University in the fall.  One month after graduation from high school, she lost her life in a car/train accident in Round Rock on June 24th, 1976.

Her survivors were Frankie and Norman Leftwich, parents, Lampasas , TX; Steve Leftwich [Lanier High '72. now at Lampasas, Texas; married to the former Glenda McGill, also Lanier High '72; has three children and eight grandchildren]; Leslie Walzel [Round Rock High '79, now at Lampasas, has three daughters; David Leftwich [Westwood High '83, Mountain View California, two daughters. He is married to the former Susan Oncken [Westwood '83]; and Jesse Leftwich [Burnet High School '89, single with no children, working for Dell in San Diego, California]

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From Pam Wehring-Cantrell on April 26th, 2011
Sweet memories. Sleeping on the tramopline, watching Billy Graham on TV and riding horses down the dirt roads. Linda and Muley, Pam and Billy. Those were the best times. Can't wait to see your smiling face again.
Still love you,
Pam
 

Carolyn Ann Meier

February 3rd, 1949 - November 15th, 2009


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Carolyn Ann Meier Carolyn Ann Meier of Pflugerville passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2009, after a long and valiant battle with COPD and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Carol was born February 3, 1949, in Austin, Texas, where she grew up with her two younger sisters. She attended Lanier High School and remembered fondly her days as one of the very first Lanier Vikettes. Besides being an accomplished cook, Carol was known for her great sense of humor, her hearty laugh, and the mischievous twinkle in her eyes. She was a woman who loved deeply, and rejoiced in her family. Carol is survived by her loving husband, Bill Meier; her mother and step-father, Carolyn and Bob Patterson of San Antonio; sisters, Gay Sapp of Oahu, HI, and Kay Neiman of San Antonio; children, Scott Leggett (Eileen) of Round Rock, Shaela Wilson (Clifford) of Lockhart, Leigh Ann Sughrue (Jeff) of Round Rock, Dana Germer (Waylon) of Southport, NC, Jud Meier (Janet) of Lockhart, Brandy Eldridge (David) of Austin; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and niece, Kelee Neiman. A memorial service is scheduled at 3:00 p.m. on December 29, 2009, at Hope Bible Fellowship, 3805 Stonebridge Drive, Round Rock, Texas.

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Pamela Mead (Millard)

December 16th, 1953 - February 14th, 2010


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Pamela Ann Millard The world lost another beautiful person to our dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 14th. Pamela Ann Mead Millard age 56, a long time resident of the Lake Travis area passed away quietly during the late hours this last Sunday evening. She was a bright shining star with the type of personality that brought forth joy, delight and a quick friendship with all she met. Through the latter years of her life, many times she would be just too tired to function but was always able to hide her pain by bringing out the happiness in others. Pamasita was just one of those people who brought out the best in everyone. Pam was born into a loving home and family on Dec. 16, 1953 at Brooke Army Hospital in San Antonio to Robert and Helga Mead. She spent four years in Germany and four years in England while her Dad was serving in the United States Air Force. She graduated from Lanier High School in 1972 and was a member of the first Vikettes drill team. She shed the Texas heat for the Alaskan cold, moving to Eagle River with her husband and son but the lake life of boating, waterskiing, and motorcycle riding always beckoned her home where she worked for a short time at a local property management business. Pamie really loved the feeling of weightlessness while scuba diving. She loved to travel to such exotic lands like Bali, Australia, and too many islands in the Caribbean to mention. Twenty years ago, her fibromyalgia was thought to be a figment of imagination by some doctors and not even heard of by others. Her greatest pain was not being able to lead a normal life when she looked so normal. She is survived by her husband of 32 years Charlie Millard, son Chris and wife Heather of Round Rock, father and mother Robert Udell and Helga Franciska Mead, brother Marvin Mead, nephew Tyler Mead and niece Madison Mead of the Lakeway area and numerous lifelong friends. Pam was preceded in death by the family German Shepherd. Major was her youngest baby and even after one year gone, she found it hard not to cry when thinking about him. A service celebrating her life will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. this Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis in Lakeway. Dave "Doc" Cowher will officiate and Brian Rawleigh will give the eulogy. A reception will be held at the Millard residence after the service. Obituary and guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com

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Angie Paris

May 15th, 1955 - July 16th, 2009


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Angelica (Angie) Paris 1955 - 2009 Angelica (Angie) Paris was born in Pittsburg, PA, on May 15, 1955, to Phillip and Dolores Paris. The family moved to Mineral Wells and in 1968 to Austin, Texas. She is survived by her loving mother, Dolores and her son, Ryan Lee Buck, the apple of her eye. Angie graduated from Lanier High School where she was a member and officer of the Vikette Dance Team. She graduated from the University of Texas receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. Angie spent the majority of her career as a hairdresser with many loyal and loving customers. It was rare when she could not make someone smile or feel better about their day. Angie valued not only the relationships she had developed but also a real responsibility for an honest days' work. Angie was raised in the Catholic Church and remained a firm believer. As a member 'in good standing' of Alcoholics Anonymous and friend of Bill Wilson, Angie touched the hearts of many individuals struggling with addiction. She was swiftly and unsuspectingly struck by ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease. It was her courageous heart and strong will that kept her and those who cared for her hopeful until the end. She was welcomed into Heaven by her father Phillip and her Lord Jesus on, Thursday, July 16, 2009. Angie and her loved ones would like to say Thank You to so many who were there to care for and support her. A special Thank You to the doctors and nurses at Brackenridge, Lone Star Circle of Care and the Christopher House/ Hospice of Austin. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2009 at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd. Obituary and guestbook online at http://wcfish.com

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From Camille Pittman Street on June 11th, 2011
Angie, I miss you and you were missed today, 6/11/11,  at our yearly Vikette luncheon. You were especially missed by Mr. and Mizz King! We honored your memory again today. I have no doubt that you were an Angel watching the whole thing with a sweet smile on your face. I pray I will see you in eternity, my sweet friend!
 

Beverly Seidel (Pollard)

May 9th, 1963 - April 12th, 2007


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Beverly Gayle Seidel Pollard, 43, of Buckholts died April 12 in an Austin hospice facility. Funeral services were held April 14 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with the Rev. Charles Conklin officiating. Burial followed in the Corinth Cemetery in Buckholts.

Pollard, a secretary for the V.A. Hospital in Temple.

She was born May 9, 1963 to Vernon and Ruby Janice (Parrish) Seidel.

She married James Pollard Nov. 19, 1994.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Buckholts.

Survivors include her husband, James Pollard and daughter, Shelby Pollard, both of Buckholts; mother, Janice Seidel of Austin; brothers, Scott Seidel of Austin and Todd Seidel of Groesbeck and sister, Tiffany Forshay of Austin.

Memorials may be made to the Austin Hospice Christopher House, 2820 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Austin TX 78702 or to the Shelby Pollard College Fund, 3419 South FM 1915, Buckholts TX 76518.

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Candace Kappler (Thornton)

September 29th, 1958 - January 6th, 2012


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Funeral services for Candace Thornton, 53 of Lexington, Texas, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Lexington with Rev. Gary Roe officiating. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The Thornton family will be present from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Monday, January 9, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings and from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Lexington. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lexington.

Candace Karen Thornton was born on September 29, 1958 in Giddings, Texas to Martin & Karen Kappler Jr.. She graduated from Lanier High School in 1976 and was united in marriage to Benjamin Thornton on May 21, 1978 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Shaina & Chase. Candace, along with Candy Biehle, owned and operated Forget Me Not Flowers in Lexington for several years before she received her Bachelors Degree in Education from Southwest Texas University. She was employed briefly at Elgin High School as a teacher and coach before joining the faculty at Lexington High School. Candace was the only Government and Economics teacher for the Senior Class and was the AP Government and AP Economics teacher and a coach at Lexington for 12 years. As the head softball coach, she led the Lady Eagles to their first ever State Semi Finals. Candace was currently employed with the First Baptist Church in Lexington as their office manager. She was always active in the community and all anyone had to do was ask and she would help in any way she could. Following the death of their son Chase in 2003, Candace and Bennie established the Chase Thornton Foundation which provided scholarships to area students and also purchased the Lexington ISD baseball scoreboard. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lexington and was especially involved in the church’s youth program. Candace served as the treasurer of the Lexington Cemetery Association and was a member of the Lee County Ministerial Alliance and the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. She was actively involved in the Lee County Cancer Resource Center and was a model in their annual calendar event. Candace enjoyed shopping, motorcycle riding and collecting unique crosses. She treasured the relationships she had with others and “adopted” many of the kids in the community and treated them as her own.

Candace passed away the afternoon of Friday, January 6, 2012, surrounded by her family, at her home in Lexington.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Martin & Clara Kappler; her father, Martin Kappler Jr. and her son, Chase Thornton.

Candace is survived by her husband, Bennie Thornton of Lexington; her daughter and son-in-law, Shaina & Clint Stamport of Lexington; mother, Karen Charles of Austin; three sisters, Cary Mikan & her husband, Don of Austin, Stacy Cilek & her husband, Ray of Austin and Marchelle Kappler & her partner, Mernel Lovell of Pflugerville; her aunt, Juanita Anderson of Cameron; her cousin, who she thought of more as a sister, Georgeena Arnett & her husband, Mike of Lexington and their children, Katy Carter & her husband, Clay of Lexington and Kenny Mingus & his wife, Heather of Cameron. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Holcomb, J.C. Washington, Kenny Mingus, Clay Carter, Mike Arnett, Hollins Spence, Lanny Ladesma and Larry Ladesma. Mike Anderson as well as Eddie Rodriguez and Tiffany Evans, who are both currently serving our country overseas in the United States Armed Forces, are considered honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made in Candace’s memory to the Lee County Cancer Resource Center, 165 West Austin Street, Giddings, Texas 78942 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 175, Giddings, Texas 78942.

 

 

 

 

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From pam cantrell on September 26th, 2012
Candace, you are missed.  There are two from the old neighborhood in heaven now. Both blonde, blue eyed and full of energy. My friend you lived your life well and Christ shined thur you. I would have loved to have been there when you heard Jesus say "Well done good and faithful servant"