Dad was born Bruce Frederick Deere on March 9, 1939 in Brownwood Texas, to B.F. & Mary Deere. He graduated from Brownwood High School with the class of 1957. Bruce enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating to fly fighter jets. Because of a burn spot in his right eye, due to looking through a hole in a cup at a sun eclipse during his earlier years at school, the Air Force would not let him fly their jets. Bruce became an expert in the Russian language and traveled all over the world with the Air Force listening to the Russians over radio waves and interpreting their actions to the U.S. Air Force. Bruce taught the Russian language at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo to new recruits until his retirement after 20 years of serves as Master Sargent in 1978.

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SOUTHLAKE — Myrtie Elizabeth Westbrook Burke, 71, of Southlake, passed peacefully into the Lord’s open arms with her family by her side after her graceful and courageous battle with cancer. The family will celebrate her life Saturday, June 7, at Kerbow Funeral Home in Eldorado, Texas. The service will start at 2 p.m. with interment to follow in Eldorado Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Kerbow Funeral Home.

Myrtie was born December 16, 1942, to the late Arnie and Bessie (Reynolds) Westbrook. She attended school in Eldorado and furthered her education by attending American Business School in San Angelo.

Myrtie married the love of her life and soul mate Edward “Eddie” Burke on November 15, 1963. This everlasting love continued for over fifty years. Not only did he marry Myrtie, but also accepted her two children, Elizabeth and Joe Lee as his own. A little over a year later their youngest child, Lynda, was born.

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Trinidad Gonzales, 66, of Eldorado, went to be with her Lord on May 23, 2014 in Eldorado.

Ms. Gonzales is preceded in death by two sons, Ruben Jr. and Omar Gonzales, and her parents Gregorio and Manuel Rodriguez.

At the request of the family viewing was held Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/North.

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Dorothy Lee Harris, 97, joined her Lord and savior that she loved and served so well, on May 22, 2014 at Shannon Medical Center.

Dorothy was born in a small community of Field Creek, Texas in Llano County on March 31, 1917, to Katie Mae and Robert Way King. At the age of 16, Orland Harris came into her life. Dorothy married Orland on Dec. 23, 1933. She often told the story of her father giving her $10 to purchase a wedding dress, but Orland wanted her to wear jodhpurs with boots so they could leave shortly after the wedding via wagon to start their life together in Stonewall County, Texas.

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