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 John William O運rien was born Feb. 19, 1924, passed away peacefully on Aug.
18, 2005.
He joins our Heavenly Father and his beloved wife of 52 years, Juanita
Sander O運rien.
He is survived by their four children, Robert Owen O運rien, Michael William
O運rien and wife Terri, John Sander O運rien and wife Patricia, and Nancy
O運rien Collins and husband Ronnie; nine grandchildren, Owen Bradley
O運rien, Heather Anne O運rien, Kevin William O運rien, Robert William
O運rien, John Michael O運rien, Kelley Marie O運rien, Melissa Kay O運rien,
Kyle Joseph Collins and Claire Elise Collins.
John grew up in Waco, Texas and graduated from Waco High and Baylor
University, after which he served his country in the Army.
He and Juanita met on a blind date in Bellvilles and married June 5, 1948.
They settled in Austin in 1969, when John was news director at KVET/KASE
radio station.
Several years later he became the weekend news anchor for KTBC television in
Later he worked in the State Comptroller零 Office where he produced a weekly
radio program and was best known as the 覓oice of the Texas Comptroller
until he retired in 1991. Upon his retirement, he was honored with a
Resolution by the Texas Legislature.
Visitation was Friday, Aug. 19, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish
Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005 at
All Saint零 Episcopal Church, 209 W. 27th St. in Austin. Graveside services
were at 2:30 p.m. at Pilgrim零 Rest Cemetery in Bellville.
Memorials may be made to All Saint零 Episcopal Church, 209 W. 27th Street,
Austin, Texas 78705.
Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin,
Texas 78705 (512) 452-8811. Obituary and guestbook available online at
Posted by Joy Neely


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