Hugh William Strickland, Jr. May 23, 1939 - March 5, 2017
Hugh William Strickland, Jr. experienced his heavenly birth on March 5, 2017.
Bill was born in Bay City, Texas on May 23, 1939, to Hugh William Strickland and Sylvia M. Boney Strickland.
He is survived by: his wife, Anna; four daughters, Deborah Martinez (Woody), Sherri Cook (Doug), Shelly Straub (Andy), Lauren Doan Cutrone (Cameron); two step-children, Heather Zittle and Johnnie “Bubba” Zittle; two sisters, Sue “Suzy” Strickland Romberg (Arnold), Ann Strickland Sherrer; brother, Mike Strickland (Sandy); 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Sylvia, brother in law John Sherrer, previous wife Linda Doan and grandson Cory Choate.
Dorothy Ann Baer Huebner
February 26, 1930 - December 13, 2016
Dorothy Ann Baer Huebner, 86, of Bay City passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.
Dot (or Shorty as she was affectionately known) lived her entire life in Matagorda County.
She was born on February 26, 1930, in Bay City and grew up in Matagorda.
She moved to Bay City upon her marriage to her loving husband of 63 years – Bert L. Huebner.
Dot was co-manager, along with Bert, of the Baer Cattle Company for over 50 years.
Dot’s fervent passion for protection of her family legacy combined with her steadfast commitment to following good judgment and sound business practices helped guide and sustain the family ranching business for a substantial portion of its 143-year history.
Her commitment and leadership helped solidly secure Baer Cattle Company’s place among the oldest, continuous cattle operations within the State of Texas.
Anita Marie Rucker Bell, 86, of Bay City passed away July 5, 2016.
She was born on Friday the 13th on June 13, 1930 in Waco, Texas to the late William Casseday Rucker and Gladys Anita Hardy Rucker.
Anita was also known as “Skeets” to many of her friends and family.
She had a zeal for life and learning that was infectious. She was a devoted wife, a mother, a grandmother, a teacher, a cook, an artist, a pilot and a friend.
On June 19, 1949, at the tender age of 19, she married the love of her life. They were married for 67 wonderful years.
John Louis ‘Hoody’ Estlinbaum
December 26, 1938 - July 1, 2016
John Louis “Hoody” Estlinbaum, 77, of Bay City passed away on July 1, 2016.
He was born on December 26, 1938, in Bay City, Texas, to the late Clyde and Maggie Estlinbaum and lived his entire life in Matagorda County.
Hoody farmed rice and row crop in Matagorda and Wharton Counties for 42 years before retiring after the 2000 harvest.
After working briefly for the Texas Department of Agriculture, he fully retired and became a full-time husband and grandfather.
Hoody was married for 50 years to the love of his life, Shelby Williamson Estlinbaum, until she passed away on May 22, 2010.
Together, they raised two sons: Craig Estlinbaum and his wife, Julie; and Mike Estlinbaum and his wife, Jessica. Hoody is also survived by three grandchildren, Drew Estlinbaum and his wife, Kaleigh; Matt Estlinbaum and Shelby Estlinbaum.
Funeral services are pending for Anita Marie Rucker Bell, 86, of Bay City, who passed away July 5, 2016.
She was born June 13, 1930.
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Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.
Kenneth W. Savage, 72, of Bay City, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016.
He was born in Tipton, Oklahoma, on December 22, 1943, to parents Ernest and Velma Burks Savage.
They preceded him in death.
Kenneth was a caring husband, father and grandfather.
He was known for his generosity and compassion.
Kenneth was an avid gun collector and was a reserve deputy of the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Department.
He was also a director for the 100 Club of Matagorda County and member of the Los Carnales Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.
Kenneth founded the Elkhorn Construction Company in Wyoming, and served as President of the Uinta County Search and Rescue Team.
He was a past president of the Selkirk Water Association and always loved helping other people.
He also loved hunting and camping or anything outdoors.