William Walter Fairall
ELDORADO — William Walter Fairall passed away on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at the age of 73. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by family in his home near Eldorado, Texas. Bill was the only son of the late Walter Fairall and Ruth Huff Fairall. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Fairall of Eldorado, Texas; daughter Lee Ann Fairall Eissler and her husband, William Eissler, of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter Lorian Fairall Faynot and her husband, Michel Faynot, of Toulouse, France; stepdaughter Haley Islieb of Portland, Ore.; stepson Edward Islieb of Austin, Texas; and grandsons Alexander Eissler and Andrew Eissler of Anchorage, Alaska.
Louella Marie Reeves Sauer
Louella Marie Reeves Sauer, 92, of Eldorado, Texas finished her earthly journey at Schleicher County Nursing Home on August 2, 2011. She was born November 10, 1918 in Hunt County Greenville, Texas to Owen Houston Reeves and Evelyn Lamm Reeves.
Louella graduated from Greenville High School in 1939. She met Edgar Fred Sauer at 4-H Camp in College Station, Texas in 1936. World War II would delay their plans, but they married March 11, 1947 in Greenville, Texas. They were married for over 43 years living their life together and raising their family on their farm in Schleicher County until separated by his death on September 18, 1990.
Louella was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers; Joe Dudley Reeves, George Kenneth Reeves and Owen Dwight Reeves.
Jo Ed Hill
Jo Ed Hill passed away on July 22, 2011 in San Angelo, Texas. He was born on October 21, 1922 in Eldorado, Texas, to Josephine Murchison and John Edward “Ed” Hill. He was a resident of Eldorado and Schleicher County for 84 years until moving to San Angelo in 2006.
He was the longest living member of the First United Methodist Church of Eldorado at his death. Jo Ed graduated from Eldorado High School and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. It was there he met the love of his life, Mary Jo Horton and they married on April 16, 1944. They shared the same birth date for over 67 years.
Lois Mae Pinkston
Lois Pinkston, born in Voca, Texas September 23, 1914, went home to be with her Lord, Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Muenster, Texas.
Her parents, John and Ida Whiteley, preceded her in death. Mrs. Pinkston, the youngest and last surviving of five siblings, was preceded in death by her husbands, Tom Carroll (1983) and William Pinkston (2000).
She is survived by her son, Herman Carroll and his spouse, Gwen, who live in Muenster, Texas; her son, Jimmy Carroll and his spouse, Carolyn, who live in Tyler, Texas; and her daughter, Vicki Gillett and her spouse, Michael, from Orlando, Florida.
Howard C. Derrick
Howard C. Derrick was born on December 6, 1923 in El Paso, Texas to Howard and Esther (Highsmith) Derrick and passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011.
Howard was educated in El Paso schools and at Texas A&M prior to serving in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He married San Angelo native Faye Dell Manley on February 15, 1947.
He loved aviation, piloting his “Cowchip Airline” during his ranching career. He was appointed to the Texas Prosecutors Council by Gov. Dolph Briscoe, was active in many organizations, including the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association, the National Wool Growers Association, the American Sheep Producers Council and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association along with serving on bank boards and Wool and Mohair boards.
Mary Williamson Nolen
ELDORADO — Mary Williamson Nolen, 62, left for her eternal home in Heaven on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in Eldorado, Texas. Mary was born July 12, 1948, in San Angelo, Texas to George Williamson and Mary Katherine Camp Williamson. There she grew up and graduated from San Angelo Central High School in 1966. She married the love of her life, Roger Keith Nolen, on February 9, 1970, in San Angelo.
Mary was a lifelong Baptist and became a member of First Baptist Church of Eldorado shortly after moving there. She touched almost everyone’s life in Eldorado, especially children. She loved children and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. Mary was a piano teacher and involved in the Mother’s Day Out program at the First Baptist Church in Eldorado, Texas.