Amy Elizabeth Blair
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Amy Elizabeth Blair, of Medina, TX, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the age of 51. Amy was born to Robert Studebaker Smith and Ramona Dykstra Smith on June 24, 1964 in Hampton, VA. 

Amy grew up as the youngest of four girls.  She graduated from The University of California San Diego with a Bachelor of Animal Behavior and Ecology.  She received a Master of Science in Wildlife from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX where she met and married Keith Blair on June 23, 1990. They had one child, Hannah Blair, born on October 7, 1996.

Amy is survived by her husband, Keith Blair; her daughter, Hannah Blair; her mother, Ramona Dykstra Smith of Norfolk, VA; her sisters, Susan Ziller of Norfolk, VA, Nancy Malm of Bethesda, MD and Mary Ellen Huetinck of Lake Arrowhead, CA. Amy was preceded in death by her father, Robert Studebaker Smith and a brother, Robert Bruce Smith.

Amy's life will be celebrated on June 6, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Hill County Youth Events Center (River Star), 4000 Riverside Drive, Kerrville, TX.  Attendees should wear bright colors.  A meal will be provided and there could be some dancing.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Austin’s Christopher House, 2820 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Austin, TX  78702.

Alice Mae Carlson

Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016 12:00 am

Alice Mae Carlson Services Wednesday

KERRVILLE — Alice Mae Carlson, 88, of Kerrville, Texas, graduated  from this life at her daughter’s home with her daughter by her side.  She was born in Springfield, Wisconsin, on Sept. 27, 1927. She was raised in Strasburg, North Dakota, and after graduation from high school at the age of 16, moved with her parents to Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is where she married, raised two children and lived most of her life. She moved to Kerrville, Texas, in 2009 to be near her daughter, Leslie, and son-in-law, Charlie. When her health declined and she was placed on hospice care, she moved in with them in 2014, where she remained until her death Jan. 29, 2016. 

She stayed home with her children when they were young, helping with Cub Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, Vacation Bible School, and Sunday School. She was a loving and supportive wife and mother, with a kind and gentle spirit. She worked as a secretary to the city manager and city council in St. Louis Park, and later as a legal secretary in the law department of Dayton-Hudson Corporation. It was important to her to remember friends and family with cards for their birthdays and other important events, because sometimes it was the only card they received.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Berthel F. Carlson; her parents, Christopher Swoverland and Lillian Boe Swoverland; and brothers, Vernon, Charles, and Glenn Swoverland.

She is survived by her children, Frederick Carlson and partner Barbara Bishop of Princeton, Minnesota; Leslie Carlson Van Drasek and her husband Charles Van Drasek; grandsons, Chris Van Drasek, Nick Van Drasek and wife Kelly, Michael Carlson, and Stephen Carlson; great grandsons, Elijah and Aiden Van Drasek; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at First Christian Church, 1900 Goat Creek Road, Kerrville with the Rev. Brett Coe officiating. A service in Minnesota will be conducted at a later time.

In lieu of floral tributes, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to First Christian Church or an organization of their choosing.

The family wishes to thank River City Hospice staff, especially Brett Cobb and Lori Guesthouse, for their continual support and care ensuring that her last days were comfortable.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home. (830) 895-5111



Marjorie Nell (Owens) VanTrump

Memorial Service:  10:00 am Saturday at First Christian Church - 1900 Goat Creek Parkway - Kerrville, TX

BREVARD, N.C. — Marjorie Nell (Owens) VanTrump, 97, died at her daughter’s home in Brevard, North Carolina, on Feb. 1, 2016. 

She was born Dec. 16, 1918, in Huntsville, Missouri, the daughter of Henry M. Owens and Charleen F. Stafford. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 63 years, William Frederick VanTrump; and two great-grandchildren.

She was a graduate of Hickman High School and Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. She then taught for several years at Morley Stanwood High School in Michigan. 

She was very involved with her church and the youth ministry in Kerrville, Texas.

She is survived by her sons, Lonnie M. VanTrump (Mary) of Crossville, Tennessee, and Kenneth L. VanTrump (Leilani) of Marlette, Michigan; and daughter, Sue Clark (Michael) of Brevard, North Carolina; six grandchildren; four great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Moberly, Missouri. 

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Arrangements are under the direction of Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bevard, North Carolina;828-884-2139


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