Genevieve Ramsey Koschak, 91, went peacefully to be with her Lord on December 23, 2013. Born April 1, 1922 in Eldorado, Texas to Seth and Beatrice Ramsey, Genevieve graduated from Eldorado High School as valedictorian of her class and from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in speech and education. She earned a master’s degree from Hardin Simmons University.
Genevieve married the love of her life, Johnny Koschak, on September 25, 1943. After WWII, and moving to Austin, they moved to San Angelo in 1947, where she and Johnny opened a laundry business and quickly became involved in the community. She served as the first president of the newly established Junior League of San Angelo in 1957 and was involved with the creation of the handicapped children’s treatment center which later evolved into the West Texas Rehabilitation Center.
Winnie Mae Trimble Sauer, 95, of Eldorado, passed from this life on November 21, 2013. Winnie Mae was born on November 27, 1917, in Menard County, TX. She was the third of ten children of Reason Seth Trimble and Alien Mae Mogford Trimble. Winnie Mae began her formal education in the Ellis Community School in Menard County, then received her high school diploma from Sonora High School in Sonora, Texas. From there, she went to San Angelo College for an Associate in Arts Degree.
It was in San Angelo that Winnie Mae met and shared a room with Cora and Rosa Sauer, who introduced her to their brother and her future husband, Clemens Frank Sauer. Clemens and Winnie were married on September 25, 1939 in Ingram, Texas. They lived in Kerrville, where their first daughter Christabel was born, until 1943, when they moved to the Reynolds Community in western Schleicher County. There they built the home where they raised their family and lived the remainder of their 65-year marriage and of both their lives.
Patsy Ruth West Sykes was born June 21, 1930.
She gracefully passed from this life on December 10, 2013. It was a victory celebration for Patsy Ruth Sykes, affectionately known as “Pat”, as she was welcomed into God’s Kingdom.
Pat is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bob, and by her children: son Bobby and wife Lisa and their children Reed, Nathan, and Grant; her son Steve and his wife Ann and their children, grandson Clint and wife Lindsey and their children Tagan and Brayd, grandson Clayton, and granddaughter Stevie and her husband Heston McBride. She was preceded in death by her mother Christene Deaton West, her father Fred West, and two infant children, in 1955 and 1957.
Bobbye Ann Mason Swinford was born May 13, 1933 in Ranger, Texas to Ralph Meredith and Nancy Katherine (Browning) Mason. She died Sunday morning, November 17, 2013 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
She graduated from Crane, Texas High School in 1951. While in high school she played clarinet and was a baton twirler in the band. In June of 1951, she married Leonard Tomlinson and spent many years moving from town to town, first as an Air Force military wife and later as a Methodist minister’s wife. When that chapter closed, she was reacquainted with an old friend through the matchmaking schemes of her mother and his sister. Bobbye and Fagin Swinford married in July, 1972 in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Lidia Gonzalez Vallejo was born on February 5, 1961 to Mariano and Eugenia Robledo Gonzalez. On Sunday, December 8, 2013 she was called to join her parents and our God creator in Heaven. On July 3, 1980 Lidia married the love of her life Emilio. They were childhood friends who became sweethearts for life. They were blessed with three children, daughters Crystal Gail Vallejo, Lilly Garcia and son Emilio Vallejo Jr. She was a dedicated wife mother and grandmother (a.k.a. mom) what her grandchildren called her.
Thomas Duncan Bradley, born June 28, 1925, in Eldorado, died in Fernley, Nevada, October 15, 2013. A veteran of WWII, he retired from the Navy after serving 23 years, and then he worked as an electrician for a concrete company in Fernley. He was a long-time resident of Silver Springs, Nevada, after his retirement. For many years, he and his wife spent their winters in Matzalan, Mexico and then in later years in Del Rio, Texas.