J.C. Bumguardner Jr., a resident of Eldorado, Texas, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at the age of 95. He was born in Brady, Texas on July 2, 1916, to Annie and J.C. Bumguardner Sr. On November 30, 1952, he married Ester Lee Hartman who preceded him in death in 1985. J.C. and Ester moved to their ranch in Schleicher County in 1970.
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, 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.