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Maria Veronica Hernandez

Maria Veronica Hernandez, 58, resident of San Marcos, Texas, passed away Sept. 20, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Rosary will be Thursday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. John’s. A private Memorial Service will follow at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the Villasenor family, Los Angeles Funeral Home, 300 Cheatham St., 512-392-3676.

Virginia Lou Garrison Weber

Virginia Lou Garrison Weber

Virginia Lou Garrison Weber died on Sept. 23, 2016 after declining health. She was born on April 12, 1931 in Lufkin, Texas to Caleb Thomas and Lula Mae Garrison. Virginia married James (Jim) William Weber in 1950, and his career in the Air Force took them both to North Africa, Florida, Maine, Indiana, and Nebraska, though the majority of that career was in Texas. Virginia’s greatest joy was providing a loving and supportive home, while Jim defended our country, both in peace and war.  

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Payne Sims

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Payne Sims

Former Hays County Treasurer Dorothy “Dottie” Payne Sims passed away peacefully in her home with family on Sept. 20, 2016, at the age of 93. Born Dorothy Lucille Payne on Sept. 11, 1923 she is a third generation direct-descendent of Texas frontier leader General Edward Burleson – a family pedigree and heritage that some say gives her the birthright of Texas Royalty.  

Graduated from San Marcos High School in 1940 she attended Southwest Texas Teachers College where she played basketball, worked at Gary Air Force base as a night telephone operator and took up flight lessons.

Patricia Gayle (Pat)   Dismukes Murdock

Patricia Gayle (Pat)  Dismukes Murdock

Patricia Gayle (Pat) Dismukes Murdock, a longtime spokesperson for Texas State University and a tireless community volunteer, died of cancer on Sept. 22.

She was born Aug. 30, 1939 in Elgin and grew up in rural Lee County in a community called Knobbs Springs. After graduating from Lexington High School and later Wharton County Junior College, Murdock moved to San Marcos in 1959 to study journalism and English at what was then Southwest Texas State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree there in 1962 and a master’s degree in guidance counseling and English in 1969.

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