Edward G. Christmas, 75

Edward G. Christmas, 75, of Bowser died Monday, March 3 in Brownwood. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 7 at 10 a.m. at the Howell Doran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Forrest McGregor officiating. Burial will follow at the Vargo Chapel Cemetery in San Saba County. Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Brady, he was the son of Archer Edward Christmas and Inez (Roper) Christmas. He served in World War II in the United States Marine Corps. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. His background as a carpenter led him to Guam where he was in construction for several years, before coming back to Texas and then making his home in Southern California. He loved traveling and reading good books and was an avid photographer. He is survived by his three daughters, Gailene Zalman and her husband, Bill of Colorado Springs, Colo. Carole Strunk of Fremont, Neb. and Mary Levario of Hartselle, Ala.; grandchildren, Jered Butts, Raelyn Butts, Ryan Strunk, Kindra Strunk, Maria Levario, Margarita Levario and Benita Levario; a great-grandson, Carson Levario; a sister, Norma Jeans Means of Brady; and a longtime friend and companion, Ruth Smith of San Saba. He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Brownwood Care Center Activity Fund, 101 Miller, Brownwood, Tex. 76801.

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