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Apr 01, 2014   02:53 PM

John R. Moore, 94, of Ballinger passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Ballinger Memorial Hospital. 

John was a World War II veteran serving twenty four years in the United States Air Force, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1964.  After his retirement, he continued flying and operated a small private airport and flying school.  John regularly attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballinger and supported numerous charities.  He was married for fifty seven years to Mary Moore who passed away in 2003. 

John is survived by his daughter, Sherry Gullett and husband Bob of Roseville, CA and twin sons, Jack Moore and wife Beth of Roseville, CA and Jim Moore and wife Bette of Santee, CA.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.  John lived a long and rich life.  He loved God, his family, and his country and will be missed by everyone whole lives he touched.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 6 from 6-8 pm at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger.  The funeral service will take place Monday, April 7 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Crews Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Ballinger Memorial Hospital for their kindness and compassion towards us and our father for the past three weeks.

Mar 31, 2014   12:46 PM

Andrew “Andy” Dorner, 90, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Andy was born August 31, 1923 to Daniel and Emma (Kammerer) Dorner in Ballinger.  Three days before his 19th birthday, he enlisted in the Navy and served for three and ½ years.  He was a Seaman 1stclass aboard the Battleship New Mexico and was involved in ten major battles in the South Pacific during World War II.   He was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal which is given to military personnel for wounds or death sustained in action against an enemy of the United State.  On August 29, 1944, Andy married Bertha Voss at First Methodist Church in Winters, Texas.  They shared sixty nine loving years together. After his military service, Andy went to work for Atlantic Richfield in Midland, Texas.  He was a pumper and pipeline welder for thirty five and half years.  Andy and Bertha were members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winters.  Andy was an avid outdoorsman who especially loved to fish.  He went deer hunting every year with his friends from Midland.   Andy and Bertha had their picture taken, at the Ballinger City Park, with the original park Indian.  They would have been married seventy years this August and had wanted to have their picture taken with the new Indian.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Dorner; and a daughter, Linda Sue Dorner.

Andy is survived by his wife, Bertha; his daughter, JoAnn Ely and husband Terry of Lubbock; and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Dorner of Austin.  Also surviving are his grandchildren; Breanna Williams of Austin, Adam Dorner of Colorado Springs, CO.,  Jace Dorner of Stanton, TX, and great-grandchildren; Jordan Neill, Isabella Burrell, Atlas Dorner, and Ashlyn Dorner.


Funeral Services will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Lange Funeral Home Chapel in Ballinger.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Ballinger.  Visitation for family and friends will from 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Lange Funeral Home.  The family request that memorials be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winters, Meals on Wheels, or a favorite charity.

Mar 12, 2014   02:53 PM

Juan G Bautista, 86, of Ballinger passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Ballinger Memorial Hospital. 
He is survived by his wife, Felicitas Bautista and his children; John Paul Bautista, Lydia Ramon, Gloria Dominguez, Angela Gallego, Virginia Martinez, Isabel Mendez, Marta Arteaga, Sylvia Arteaga, Felecitas Sanchez, Gloria Arteaga, and Antonia Rocha. 
Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Friday, March 14 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ballinger.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am Saturday, March 15 at St. Mary Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Ballinger.

Mar 12, 2014   02:50 PM

Dennis “Blue” Graham, 60, of Ballinger, Texas passed away March 4, 2014 at Central Texas Nursing and Rehabilitation in Ballinger.

He is survived by a cousin of Albuquerque, NM and many friends.

There will be a memorial service for Blue on Thursday, March 13 at 9:00 am at Central Texas Nursing and Rehabilitation with Fr. Hugh Wade officiating.

Mar 09, 2014   07:30 PM

(August 11, 1930 - March 8, 2014) 

Jose M. Gonzales, 83, of Ballinger passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Central Texas Nursing and Rehab Center in Ballinger.
He was born August 11, 1930 in Ballinger, Texas to Ignacio and Angelita (Martinez) Gonzales. He married Teresa Artega in 1952 at the Courthouse in Ballinger. He was a custodian for BISD for 27 years and worked for many of the carpenters in the Ballinger area for many.

She was preceded in death by his grandpa, Ben (Tamale Ben) Martinez; his parents, a brother, Ignacio (Nachito) Jr.; a son Ramon Gonzales and a daughter, Mary Hollis.

Jose is survived by his wife, Teresa of the home; three sons, Joe Gonzales and wife, Ruby, of Round Rock, Orlando Gonzales of Ballinger, and David Gonzales and wife, Linda, of Peaster; three daughters, Angie Gonzales of Abilene, Abigail Luera and husband, David, of San Angelo, and Irene Sauceda and husband, Ruben, of Ballinger;. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a brother, Javier Gonzales of Ballinger; sisters, Pauline Garcia of Irving, Carolina Perez of San Angelo, and Rupeta flores of Irving, and many special nieces and nephews.

Rosary will be recited Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 pm at Lange funeral home chapel in Ballinger. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 12 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Hugh Wade officiating. Burial will follow at Latin-American Cemetery.

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