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John A. Haislet

1926 — 2005

A memorial service for John Aulden Haislet, 79, of Bryan, Texas, will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2005, 2:00 p.m. at A&M United Methodist Church in College Station, Texas. John Aulden Haislet died on May 24, 2005. He was born April 17, 1926 in St. Petersburg, Florida, to Aulden Murrell and Mary Alice Young Haislet.

He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve 1944-46 as a sonar instructor assigned to the Philippine Islands at the end of W.W.II.

He received a Bachelors degree in Forestry from the University of Georgia and his Masters Degree in Forest Management from Duke University before relocating to the Bryan-College Station area in 1959. He joined the Texas Forest Service as a member of the Information and Education Department where he authored the book “Famous Trees of Texas” and edited the eighth edition of “Forest Trees of Texas”. He served as the Assistant to the Director and retired after 27 years of service.

Mr. Haislet was a member of A&M United Methodist Church in College Station for 45 years. He sang in the chancel choir for 30 years, served as choir director, served on the Administrative Board, head of Board of Trustees and head of Membership and Evangelism committee. His most challenging yet most rewarding activity was serving on the church organ purchase committee.

He joined the Masonic Lodge in 1950 while in Clinton, N.C., and the Scottish Rite (14th Degree) in Wilmington, N.C., and the Scottish Rite (32nd Degree) in Houston, TX. Served on the 19th Degree team of the Bryan, TX, Scottish Rite and was a member of the Shrine Club, Arabia Temple, Houston, TX.

Mr. Haislet was a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the National Sons of the American Revolution.

He enjoyed camping, sailing, traveling, fishing, music, dulcimer playing, genealogy, gardening and yard work.

Mr. Haislet was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Marjorie L. Haislet on October 29, 2001. He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild: Son James Aulden and Mary Helen Cunningham Haislet, their daughters and sons-in-law, Ashley Elizabeth and Rudy Grimaldo of Lewisville, TX, and Mishelle and Bobby Smith and daughter Kadince of Kentucky. Son Jeffrey Alan and Mary Elizabeth Reisz Haislet and their sons John Alan and Jason Alan of Tyler, TX.

Mr. Haislet, because of his commitment to his faith and his church, requested that memorials be made to A&M United Methodist Church, 417 University Drive, College Station, TX 77840.

Elyon Lucile Holiman Hanson

1918 — 2005

Elyon Lucile Holiman Hanson, age 86, of San Angelo, TX, passed away June 2, 2005 at St. Joseph Manor in Bryan, TX.

There will be a family visitation on Sunday, June 5, from 6-7 PM at Johnson’s Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be Monday, June 6, 2005 at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church in San Angelo, with Commissioned Lay Pastor Nelson L. Erwin officiating. Graveside service will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.

Elyon was born June 15, 1918 in San Angelo, TX, to her parents Horace and Mabel Holiman. She graduated from San Angelo Central High School and attended the University of Texas in Austin. She married Bill Worden Hanson on June 1, 1941. She was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church in San Angelo, where she served as church secretary for 17 years before retiring. She was previously employed by the S.A.I.S.D. Special Services Department. She had a love for travel and playing bridge and was a member of several bridge clubs in San Angelo.

Elyon was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister-in-law and daughter-in-law. She is survived by a son, Horace Winston Hanson of Bedford, TX, a daughter, Sherry Sue Hinnant and her husband Ray, of College Station, TX; a sister, Doris L. Goodson of San Angelo; four grandchildren; Kay Biggs of Keller, TX, Daryl Hanson of Euless, TX, Cody Hinnant of Ogden, UT, and Christa Hinnant of Dansbury, CT; and three great-grandchildren.

Elyon was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or a favorite charity.

Herbert Busse

April 30, 1921 — June 4, 2005

NAVASOTA — Services for Herbert Busse, 84, of Navasota are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Navasota.

The Rev. Donald Kasper of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Busse died Saturday in Grimes St. Joseph Health Center in Navasota.

He was born in the White Hall community of Grimes County and was a lifelong resident of Navasota. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of VFW Post No. 4006 in Navasota. He was retired as owner of Jed’s Hardware and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Selma Louise Thane.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Carolyn Busse of Navasota; a daughter and son-in-law, Diann and Shields Prescott Jr. of Navasota; a brother, Melvin Busse of Navasota; a sister, Ida Finke of Brenham; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Navasota.

Rebecca Castaneda

May 21, 1972 — June 3, 2005

Services for Rebecca Castaneda, 33, of Bryan are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bryan.

Deacon Bill Scarmardo of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be at Bryan City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.

A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Castaneda died Friday in St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.

She was born in Harlingen and lived in Bryan for 10 years. She was employed as support staff for Social Services at St. Joseph Regional Health Center.

Survivors include her husband, Candelario Tolentino of Bryan; a son, Edward Allan Ortega of Bryan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roberto and Vickie Castaneda of Austin and Ricardo and Connie Castaneda of Bryan; two sisters, Raquel Castaneda of Bryan and Carissa Lee Gillies of San Antonio; her parents, Celia and Allan Gillies of Bryan; and her grandparents, Felipe and Margie Castaneda of White Cloud, Mich., and Norma Gillies of Bryan.

Glenn Roy Loewe

April 11, 1947 — June 4, 2005

BURTON — Services for Glenn Roy Loewe, 58, of Burton are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine.

Pastor Paul Bohot will officiate. Burial will be at Loewe Family Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton.

Mr. Loewe died Saturday at his home.

He was born in Burton and graduated from Burton High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 and worked as an electrician for Koch Oil for 14 years.

Survivors include his former wife, Bonita Griggs Loewe; his children and their spouses, Glenda and J.D. Rhodes of Carmine, Gina and David Fischer, Gentry and Mike Drews, Gregg Loewe and Kristina Creek; his wife, Mary Loewe of Giddings; his stepchildren, Charlie Mayer, Christi and Darrell Boortz and Amber and Steven Kelley, all of Giddings; his mother, Bernice Jaeger Loewe of Carmine; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Jimmy and Marie Loewe of Carmine and Wilbert Loewe of Brenham; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley-Brenham.

Death Notices

Renea Matcik, 46, of College Station died Sunday at her home.

Arrangements are pending with Memorial Funeral Chapel College Station.

Services Today

Calvin Emanuel Davidson Jr., 10 a.m., graveside, Chriesman Cemetery.

Seth B. “Gippy” Hill, 10 a.m., Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Somerville, Oaklawn Cemetery.

Alma Eve Hodde, 10 a.m., St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham, Prairie Lea Cemetery.

Leona Wiese, 11 a.m., graveside, Mount Calvary Cemetery in Bryan.

Irene Mae Patterson Brown, 1 p.m., Lily of the Valley C.O.G.I.C. in Bryan, Oakwood Cemetery.

William Paul Franke, 2 p.m., Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham, Prairie Lea Cemetery.

William Neal Galbreath, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church in Thorndale, Taylor City Cemetery.

Elyon Lucile Holiman Hanson, 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church in San Angelo, Fairmount Cemetery.


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