Margaret Helen Anderson, 82, born March 30, 1934 in Farmer City, Ill., died Jan. 7. Anderson was employed at United Airlines and later with the American Cancer Society. She was parish secretary for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Denver. Contributions may be made to any charity of one’s choice.
John Robert Blankenship, 74, born May 13, 1942 in East St. Louis, Ill, died Jan. 13, after a brief illness. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a photographer from 1968 to 1971. Blankenship retired after 23 years from ExxonMobil as a technical photographer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606.
Louis A. Cashiola, 91, born April 19, 1925 in Houston, died Jan. 8. Cashiola enlisted in the Army in 1942 and was stationed overseas in the Pacific during World War II. He was on the front line in Japan. He was a well-known and successful contractor since 1947.
Geraldine “Jerry” Maxey Childers, 89, born Dec. 7, 1927 in Houston, died Jan. 7. Childers graduated from Aldine High School in 1945. After attending business school, she married Joe Maxey in 1946, and held a position with American General Insurance Company for several years. She then acquired a position in the Trust Department with Texas Commerce Bank that later became JP Morgan Chase Bank, retiring after 20 years in 1989.
Carolyn Crawford, 79, born May 30, 1937 in Cameron, Texas, died Jan. 12.
Mable Heard Emshoff, 96, born Feb. 21, 1920 in Monroe, La., died Jan. 10. Emshoff was a longtime member of the Heights Lions Club. She was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church in the Heights. She was employed for 16 plus years as a bookkeeper for Pearl Beer. She is survived by her son, Frank Heard, brother Robert Fisher, seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Geraldine Anne Evans Stewart, 90, born Feb. 23, 1926 in San Francisco, died Jan. 11. Stewart was active at St. Rose of Lima and St. Ambrose parishes, often singing in the choir.
Arlene Telge, 91, born Aug. 24, 1925, died Jan. 12. She was a 1942 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School, and went on to attend Massey Business College, becoming a geological secretary for Atlantic Refining Company. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in the Heights.
Martha Alderete Wills, 86, born Nov.12, 1930, died Jan. 14.