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Fred S. Galvan

Fred S. Galvan, 55, went to be with our Lord on February 6, 2015. He was born on December 12, 1959, in Haskell, Texas. He resided in Lakewood, California, at the time of his passing. Arrangements were under the direction of Forest Lawn, Cypress, California. Fred grew up in Anson, Texas and relocated to Southern California in 1985 where he worked as a Carpenter. Fred also served 6 years in the Army National Guard, and was buried with Military Honors along with the sounding of TAPS. The American Flag presented to his mother.

He was preceded in death by his father, Audencio Jesse Galvan, sister's Jessica Galvan and Lupe Galvan Ortega.

He is survived by his mother Tomasa Galvan from Anson, Texas; Paulette Sandstedt; Johnathan Nava-Galvan, son, and wife, Christy; Breanna Hunter, daughter, and husband, Joseph; Gloria Nava-Galvan, daughter, and Jorge Verduzco; Grandchildren, Becky Rose and Charlie Galvan all from Lakewood, California. Siblings Benny S. Galvan, Mary Soliz and husband Joe, Freddy Galvan, and Raul Galvan from Abilene, Texas; David Galvan from Anson, Texas; Elisabeth Houghton and husband, Pat from Plano, Texas; and Rocky Galvan from Dallas, Texas. Fred had many nephews, nieces, cousins, and extended family members.

Pallbearer's were Benny S. Galvan, David Galvan, Freddy Galvan, Rocky Galvan, Johnathan Nava-Galvan, and Lance Corporal, Cameron Nava, with the USMC.

Vera Burkman

Vera Naomi Burkman passed from this life on January 18th, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 95.  She was born February 23rd, 1919 in Albany, Texas.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Quader Naomi and her father John Edgar Myers.   She was also preceded in death by her two sons, John Walter and Jerry Lynn  Burkman and by her husband  F.W. Burkman.  In addition to her sons she was blessed with two daughters who survive Mrs. Burkman.  Naomi Jean (Mrs. Edward Reischling) San Antonio, Texas; and Barbara Jan  (Mrs. Craig Stoudnor) Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Vera is survived by her siblings, William Edgar Myers,  Palestine, Texas and Jonnie Toxi Stephens,  Lakeview, Oregon.  She is also survived by a Daughter-in-law, Nancy Burkman, Austin, Texas; a Sister-in-law Belva Yeager, Cisco, Texas and a Brother & Sister-in-law Henry Burkman and his wife Georgia, Stamford, Texas.  In addition she is survived by four grandchildren Ken Reischling, Boerne, Texas; Karen Greenberg, Austin, Texas; Todd Stoudnor, Los Angeles, California and Troy Stoudnor, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Also surviving her are seven great grandchildren Kory, Kiley and Keira Reischling; Logan and Adam Greenberg; and Trinity and Toree Stoudnor.

Funeral arrangements are under the auspices of Sunset Funeral Home 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, Texas 78218.  Viewing and memorial services will be held at the funeral home at 2:00 PM,  January 25th, 2015.  She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.

Peggy Edwards

Peggy Joyce Edwards, 73, passed away on January 16, 2015. She was the only Daughter of Douglas and May (Strand) Stevenson born August 24, 1941 in Stamford, Texas.

Peggy was a loving mother and devoted wife who loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Danny Edwards of Kingsland, Texas, son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Tiffanie Edwards of Burnet, Texas, daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Alan Vassar of Kingsland, Texas, grandchildren, Cory, Kevin, Christy, Grayson, Makenna and Hadley, brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Jeanette Stevenson of Merkel, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Jerry, Jackie and Robert.

Memorial services will be held later in the spring. An online guest register may be signed at

Cremation arrangements made by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas 78639 (325) 388-0008


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