ELDORADO — Eula Yvonne Kerr passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. She was born in Eldorado, Texas, on Aug. 16, 1940, to Fred and Louise Logan.
She married her true love, Rony Kerr, in Eldorado on July 5, 1956, and was married for 54 years. They raised two children, Kelly Jack Kerr and Ronda Von Kerr.
Yvonne loved life and lived it fully. She enjoyed being a housewife, card games, bowling, Beta Sigma Phi, Mias Amigas with her classmates and ranching and fishing trips with family.
She worked in Eldorado when the children were young as a bookkeeper, medical transcriptionist at the Schleicher County Hospital.
Yvonne is survived by sister Charleen Sudduth and her husband, Myrl, and their children and great-grandchildren; her son, Kelly Kerr and his children and grandchildren; and her daughter, Ronda Kerr; sister-in-law Phyllis Daniel and her children and grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Larry and Rena Kerr and children; sister-in-law Kathy Kerr Davis and husband Bob;
Tracy Walser Payne and husband Jim and their children and grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were husband Rony Kerr; parents Fred and Louise Logan; brother James Logan; brother-in-law Tony Kerr; and niece Leslie Kerr.
Funeral service was Friday, July 27, 2012, at Mertzon Highway Church of Christ. Burial followed in Eldorado Cemetery.
Arrangements were with Kerbow Funeral Home.
SONORA – Avis Joy, 75, passed away July 30, 2012. She was born July 26, 1937 in Fouke, Arkansas, to Spencer Morton and Nettie Naomi (Browning) McKenzie. Avis spent her first five years living with her paternal grandparents, Robert and Carrie McKenzie. She lived in many Texas communities growing up as her parents, Morton and Lenora McKenzie, relocated with Atlantic-Richfield Pipeline Co.
Avis graduated from Rocksprings High School in 1954, and attended a business college in San Angelo. She married John Wesley
Joy on July 8, 1957 in Sonora. They shared 55 years of marriage and raised four children. Avis was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Eastern Star.
On March 17, 1999, Avis was blessed with a “second birthday” when she received a heart transplant. The donor’s gift gave Avis 13 more years of life.
Avis was preceded in death by her birth parents, Nettie and Morton McKenzie; sisters, Janice Perry and Alta Kuhns; and granddaughter, Carmen Page Joy Preston.
Avis is survived by her husband, John Wesley; mother, Lenora McKenzie of Brownwood; sister, Sherrell Howe of Clyde; sister-in-law, Vivian Joy of Ely, Nevada; children, Kerry Joy and wife Debbie of Eldorado, Lesa Kennedy and husband Bentley of Christoval, Tobin Joy of Sonora, Mitzi Kelley and husband Damon of Plainview; grandchildren, Madolyn Phillips and husband Chris of Eldorado, Jana Aguirre and husband Gilbert of Christoval, Wesley Kennedy and wife Jenna of Midland, Mace Joy of Sonora, Katelyn Kelley and Justin Kelley of Plainview; great-grandsons, Slade and Ryder Phillips of Eldorado, and Colton Aguirre of Christoval.
Pallbearers were Bentley Kennedy, Damon Kelley, Chris Phillips, Gilbert Aguirre, Wesley Kennedy, and Lamar Evans.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, August 1, at First United Methodist Church in Sonora. Burial followed in the Sonora Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the many friends for prayers, food, cards, calls, and visits. We would like to express sincere gratitude to Dr. P. Mulgrew of San Antonio and his staff for their exceptional care of Avis the past 13 years. We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Jessie, Avis’ pharmacist from Walgreens, and the staff and caregivers, especially Amber Shaw, of Odyssey Hospice. You enabled Avis to live the final months of her life at home as she wished.
In lieu of flowers, Avis requested that donations be made to Helping Hands, c/o Roberta James at 410 East Popular Street Sonora, Texas 76950, or a charity of your choice.
Carl Foley 35, of Kingsland ,Tx passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012. He was born to Lewis B. Foley and Judy L. Hardin Foley of Eldorado, Tx.
Carl was a wonderful son, husband, father, and friend. He was so proud of his three beautiful children Star, Sterling, and William.
His spare time was filled with woodworking, RC Cars, playing his guitar, camping, baseball, scouting, and his family.
Carl and his wife Christy, just celebrated 6 years of marriage out of a very happy and loving 13 year relationship. His family and friends will miss him dearly.
Carl is survived by his wife Christy Foley, and two sons, Sterling and William of Kingsland, TX; daughter, Starlynn of Eldorado, TX; parents Judy and Lewis Foley of Eldorado, TX; maternal grandmother Velma Corey of St. Paul, MN; and extended family.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Dewey and Isabell Foley and uncle Dewey Don Foley all of San Angelo, TX.
A memorial service was held Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Highland Lakes Methodist Church in Buchanan Dam, TX.
Beulah Mae Kerr Brownson of Driftwood, TX. Passed away on July 8, 2012 at the age of 89, in Columbus, TX.
She was born and raised in Eldorado, TX.
She is survived by Richard (Tex) Brownson; sons Bates Brownson, Jim (Stormy) Brownson and wife Connie; daughters Joycelyn
Lawrence and husband Wayne, Patsy (Pat) Wenzel and husband Leroy, Barbara Siegmund and husband Ed; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; sisters Eddie Bea Franklin and Sammie Lea Teague of Columbus, TX; brother Joe Austin Kerr of
Columbus, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She worked as a revenue clerk at IRS in Austin, TX for 25 years and retired to ranching.
Arrangements handled by All Faiths Funeral Service, South Congress.
Memorial services are scheduled for 1:00 PM on Saturday July 14, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Dripping Springs, TX.
Thanks to Hospice Brazos Valley in LaGrange TX and Trucare Living Centers in Columbus TX.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hospice Brazos Valley in LaGrange TX or a charity of your choice.