In Memory



Anna Lee Davis, age 87 of Converse passed away June 23, 2010. She was born December 25, 1922 in Ashton Township, Iowa to Lee J. and Mary G. (Mercer) Kile. She was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Davis. Survivors include her sons, Michael Davis and wife Brenda and Patrick Davis; eight grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; brothers, George Kile, Jim Kile and Byron Kile; Sisters, Pat Zieser and Jean Hawkins. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home. Graveside services and interment will be Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in her memory to Vitas Hospice.













Paul Philippus
May 7, 1932
October 14, 2009
After a life of service to his family, his church, his students, and his country, Paul Philippus, Jr. lost his battle with cancer on Oct. 14, 2009. The last few months Paul was under the devoted care of Vitas Hospice. For 34 years Paul was a member of the Texas Army National Guard Band, 28 as Band Master. The band won two Army Commendation medals under his able leadership. He was also band director at Yorktown, Hallettsville, and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISDs. The last years, "Mr. Phil" enjoyed hearing from students all over the country with the recurring message, "You always taught me to love music and to do my best." Upon his retirement from the S.C.-U.C. ISD, the Corbett Jr. High School band hall was named after him. Paul enjoyed all phases of music. His first years were singing gospel music with his family in the Monthalia Methodist Church. He and the love of his life, wife of 56 years, Pam, were charter members of the Universal City Methodist Church, where he started the choir. In 1967, Paul became the first paid director of the Coker Methodist Church choir. The whole Philippus family has been involved in musical productions at the church. Paul's greatest performance was as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof". Singing with the Chordsmen Chorus was another of his loves. He and his sons sang together and Paul always said that God knew we needed a bass, so He sent us Jon. His body was donated to the U.T.H.S.C- where he continues to teach and serve humanity. One of the lessons he always taught was that when life is tough, look out the window to see that the sun still rises. The morning after his death, two of his granddaughters went to the top of Mt. Bonnell in Austin and took pictures of the sunrise, saying, "This is his welcome into Heaven." Paul is survived by his wife, Pam, sons and daughters-in-law Paul, III (Teddy) and Dr. Carol Wratten, Steven and Donna, Jon and Sherry. Eight grandchildren: Robbie Clayton, Paul, Michael, Jancie, Jessica, Lindsay, Daniel, and Cindy. Siblings, Ruth (Boots) Foerster, Gilbert (Lou), and Blanche (James) Harmon, two nieces, and four nephews, and a host of friends. A musical celebration of Paul's life is being held at Coker United Methodist Church, 231 E. North Loop Road, on Sun., Nov. 29th, at 2:00 p.m. Please come and celebrate the life of this gentle giant with us. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Coker United Methodist Church in Paul's memory.


By Year Deceased Alphabetically Yearbook Photo

Serafin Garcia  
Harold West  

Brenda Quates (Davis)  
Zora Riddle (Furman)  

Pat Kardys (McKinnon)  

Tom Peck  

Nan Callison  

David Bruce Dye  
Robert Sweeney  

Alvin Fey  

Chris Booker  
David Kierum  

Steve Vollbrecht  

Jimmy Ebbs  

Donald Smith  

David Artzt
Laura Blunk  
Charles Eaddy
Pam Thornell

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