Sue Gardiner passed away January 17, 2009 in Midland Texas. Sue was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma on March 22, 1931 and attended Sapulpa schools until her sophomore year when her family moved to Oklahoma City where she attended Classen High School and Oklahoma City University.
In 1959 she married Montell L. Gardiner and in 1961 moved to Midland, Texas. She worked for ARCO Oil & Gas Co. and retired in 1989. "Bridge" was her favorite pastime. She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League for many years and earned the rank of Gold Life Master and working to attain the rank of Diamond Life Master. She loved the game and she loved the friends she made while playing.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Montell Gardiner; her grandson, Bryan Builta III; her great-grandson, Braden Jace Penwell; and her parents, Shelby and Roberta Cline.
She is survived by her three children, Sharon Kay Penwell and husband Steve of Litchfield Park, AZ, Debora Sue Wilson and husband John of Parker, CO. and Stanley Gardiner Penwell and wife Cindy of Scottsdale, AZ.; her five grandchildren, Shana Shimmin, Rachelle Ann Builta-Willis, Kristina Kay Underwood, Lisa Penwell, Joseph Penwell; five great-grandchildren, Maddy and Jackson Penwell, Weston Hoyt Underwood, Brooklyn Paige Foreman, J.D. Shimmin; her two sisters, Eleanor Elizabeth Combs and Shirley Anne Blackburn of Eldorado, Texas.
Marie Field Carter
Seminole — Graveside services for Marie Field Carter, 75 of Hobbs, New Mexico was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Gaines County Cemetery in Seminole with services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole.
Marie passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Eldorado, Texas. Marie was born March 6, 1933 in Rencon, New Mexico to C.U. and Minnie Davis. Marie was married to Paul C. Carter who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by a sister Fern Mason, two brothers R.L. Davis and S.M. Davis, granddaughter-in-law Misty Williams Key and granddaughter Keely Carter.
Marie is survived by a son Alan Swinford and wife Jamye of Crane, a daughter Sonja Key and her husband Joe of Eldorado, step children Mike Carter and his wife Julie and Sharla Ogden and her husband Paul all of Seminole, her sister Helen McClendon and her husband Ray of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Grandchildren Bryce Swinford, Ty Swinford, Callye Alvarado, Staci Key, B.J. Key, Buddy Key, Alex Carter, Kross Carter, Channing Carter, Chris Ogden and Tanner Ogden, great-grandchildren Evan Alvarado, Caleb Alvarado, Isabelle Alvarado, Taylor Jenkins, Sam Jenkins, Mika Key, Emily Nixon and Kaden Key, along with many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Carolyn Porter and Isabelle Villanueva for all of their friendship and help the last year.
Carey Livingstone Tramel
Carey Livingstone Tramel passed from this life on Thursday, December 11, 2008, at the age of 92 years, 4 months and 15 days, in San Angelo, Texas. He was born on July 26, 1916, in Greer County, Oklahoma, the fifth of six children born to James Dennis Tramel and his wife Verna Etha (Hudson) Tramel.
At an early age, he moved with his family to Bazette in Navarro County, Texas, where the family lived "on the sand hill" and farmed on property belonging to his cousin Jasper Tramel, in the area later known as the Hancock Ranch. Carey attended school at the three-room Wilson Schoolhouse and then graduated from Kerens High School in 1934.
On January 20, 1944, Carey married Lola Jenkins, whom he had known for most of his life. They had a long and happy marriage, living in Corsicana, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Oklahoma, and finally Midland, Texas. In Midland, he and his wife were long-time members of the Cuthbert & Austin St. church of Christ, where he served as an elder for several years. After his wife's death, Mr. Tramel moved to Schleicher County, Texas, near Eldorado, to live with one of his daughters.
Rev. Monsignor Louis B. Moeller
BALLINGER — The Rev. Monsignor Louis B. Moeller, 83, of Ballinger passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Ballinger Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Moeller was born Dec. 13, 1925, to Joe C. and Mary (Multer) Moeller at Olfen, Texas. Moeller began his priestly ministry in the Diocese of Amarillo where he pastored several Texas communities, including Amarillo, Happy, Tulia, Rowena, Stanton, Tarzan, Lamesa, O’Donnell, and Pep. In 1962 when the Diocese of San Angelo was established, the Rev. Moeller served as pastor of Snyder, Odessa, Ozona, Big Spring, Sonora, Brownwood, Junction, Menard, Brady, Eldorado, San Angelo, and his last assignment, Ballinger.
He is survived by a brother, Maurice Moeller and wife, Dorine, of Rowena; and a sister, Ruby Hlavinka, of Texarkana. Also surviving are seven nieces and nephews and 19 great-nieces and nephews.
Rosary was recited at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena. Mass and Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, also at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Janice Baker Ratliff
Janice Baker Ratliff, age 83, of San Angelo passed away Monday, December 29, 2008, at Shannon Medical Center. Graveside service was Wednesday, December 31, in the Eldorado Cemetery in Eldorado, Texas, directed by Kerbow Funeral Home. The Reverend Joe McGee, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Eldorado, officiated.Janice was born July 12, 1925 in Eldorado, Texas.
Her parents were Leslie L. and Zeila Baker. She married James Thomas (J.T.) Ratliff in Eldorado on April 28, 1945. He died on September 10, 1994. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of San Angelo, attended school in Eldorado, and Metropolitan Business College in Dallas, Texas.
She had been employed at Crane Company in Dallas, Goodfellow Field in San Angelo and First City Bank of San Angelo. She retired from First City in 1987 after 41 years of service. She worked in various departments and retired as assistant vice president. Survivors include her sister, Danell McCormack of Eldorado; nephews, Karl McCormack of Ballinger; Kyle McCormack and wife, Medley, of Odessa; and Keith McCormack and son, Cody, of Eldorado.
Louise Newlin Logan
Louise Newlin Logan departed this life on December 25, 2008 in the Schleicher County Medical Center in Eldorado, Texas at the age of 94 year, 9 months and 7 days after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Field Creek in Llano County, Texas on March 17, 1914 and was the fourth of eight children born to Ellis E. Newlin and Eula Marsh Newlin.
Louise moved with her family to Schleicher County, Texas at the age of ten years, attended Eldorado Schools and made Schleicher County her home for the remainder of her life. She was an active member of the Church of Christ for 80 years and loved her church family. She also loved to cook, play games and spend time with her family and friends.
On July 17, 1932 she married Fred James Logan Sr. in a marriage that lasted for 72 years until his death on December 18, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Fred James Logan Jr.; a son-in law, Rony Kerr; four sisters and two brothers.