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Obituaries

Florence “Anne” Smith Nelson

Florence “Anne” Smith Nelson, age 77, passed away on August 25, 2020 after a 5-year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family in Round Rock, Texas. Prior to retiring, Anne worked in the oil and gas industry in Houston, the land surveying industry, and finally as a caregiver in the patient care industry. After retirement, Anne lived a rich and full life in Dripping Springs, Texas with her mother, loving neighbors and a tight knit support community. She thrived in her retirement by using her caregiver skills to take care of her mother, Janelle Chitwood Taliaferro, and starting a dog sitting/walking business. She was also an amazing crafter and exceptional gardener. Her knowledge of horticulture was unsurpassed. She was also so thoughtful and caring, often gifting those around her with personalized artisan pieces she lovingly handcrafted. She is survived by her granddaughter, Arden Corinne Nelson and her ex-daughter-in-law Stacy Nelson who took loving care of her during her final days. Anne is also survived by her brother Jack Clifford Smith and her sister Bonnie Newman, who both reside in Houston, Texas. She was beloved by all that met and knew her.

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Edna LaVerne Patton

Edna LaVerne Patton, 83, of Kerrville and previously of Dripping Springs, Texas passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020. She was born in Joshua, Texas to Otis D. and Verna Calvert on March 26, 1937. She married Earnest Hubbard March 11, 1955 and they were married until his death in April of 1974. LaVerne was fortunate and married her second love, Arthur James Patton, in November of 1977.

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Rosa M. Mitchell

Rosa Marie Rubrecht Mitchell was born August 29, 1931 in Gainesville, Texas to Ruby Lorraine Cunningham Rubrecht and Johna Rubrecht. Her love of art began at an early age and she landed her first job as an artist at 13 years old as a photographic colorist at her aunt’s studio. Rosa continued this craft by painting for three studios while studying fine art at The University of Texas at Austin. There she met her future husband Raymond Lloyd (Mitch) Mitchell. They married at her mother’s house in Gainesville on Sept. 8, 1949. Rosa quit her formal studies to help put Mitch through college.

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