Lee Roy Little, age 94, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 30, 2005. Born in Erath County, Texas, on December 9, 1910, he was the son of Sam and Ineesze Little. In 1935, Lee Roy married Helen Fay Deaton and farmed in Erath County until moving to Grand Prairie in 1943 to work for North American Air craft, building airplanes for the War. Following the War, he went to work for General Dynamics in Fort Worth and retired in 1972. He and Helen moved to Boerne in 1979. His loving wife of 61 years passed away in 1996. For the past three years, Mr. Little was lovingly cared for by Linda Gonzales of Senior Outreach Services. Mr. Little served for many years at the Baptist Church in all communities he lived in and was a Deacon at First Baptist Church, Boerne. He was active in the Rainbow Senior Center and was known for his friendly manner and his frequent visits to shut-ins in the area. Lee Roy is survived by his Daughters, Cherry Schroeder and her husband, Gaylan, of Boerne, and Terri Latimer and her husband, Joel of Atlanta, GA; Grandchildren, Jimi and Steve Driskill of Boerne, Tracy and Doug Wheeler of Macon, GA, Steve and Elena Schroeder of Boerne, and Susan and Chris Gargala of Charlotte, NC; Eight Great Grandchildren; Sister, Sammye Burris; Brother, Fred Little; Sister-in-law, Gayle McCann and her husband, Bert; Brother-in-law, J. W. Deaton and his wife, Jerry; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 2 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. The Celebration of Mr. Little's life will be on Thursday, November 3 at 10:00 A.M. with Burial to follow in the Boerne Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorials be made to Senior Outreach Services, 116 W. Fabra Lane, Boerne, Texas 78006 Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Vaughan's Funeral Home of Boerne.
Portia T. Richter, age 92, who accompanied her husband on Army assignments to locations including Panama, Cuba, Vietnam, and Germany, died Dec. 17 at the Fairfax at Fort Belvoir Retirement Community. She had complications from pneumonia, said her granddaughter, Erin Richter.
Portia Dorcas Tatum was a native of Fayetteville, N. C., and a 1942 graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh, N. C.;
At the end of World War II, Mrs. Richter took a U. S. civil-service job in Japan, where she met her husband. They later maintained a home in Annandale, where Mrs. Richter worked as a personnel director for Kmart in the 1970s. She served in the vestry at Pohick Episcopal Church in Lorton and was a docent at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. Her husband of 24 years, Army Col. Arley Richter of Boerne, Texas, died in 1971. Survivors include a son, Robert Richter of Mollens, Switzerland; and two grandchildren.
Mrs Richter will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
In the death of Frank Schwarz Kendall County has lost one of its oldest and most honored citizens. The deceased was a son of Michael Schwarz, who settled on the head waters of Spring Creek in 1854, ten years before Kendall County was organized, and when that territory belonged to Blanco County. He is a native of bartenhelm, Kingdom of Bavaria, Grmany, where he was born February 1, 1841. He died on Washington's birthday. He was a resident of Kendall County ever since he settled here and was by occupation a farmer. He served as a ranger in Captain J.W. Sansom's company in 1859 and participated in several fights with Indians. He also served as a Confederatge soldier during the Civil War. He was married in 1868 to Frederike Lenz, the daughter of Frederick Lenz, also a pioneer citizen who has long since gone to his reward. Besides his widow, the deceased leaves the following children: Carl Schwarz, Boerne; Richard Schwarz, Hondo; Adolf Schwarz, Boerne; Ernst Schwarz, New Zealand; Rudolf Schwarz, Camp Stanley; Otto Schwarz, Boerne; Mrs. Anna Ammann, Boerne; Mrs. Hermine Schrader, Boerne; Mrs. Emma Ulrich, San Antonio; Mrs. Hilda Adam, San Antonio, Mrs. Frida Carstanjen, San Antonio, Texas.
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