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 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 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 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.