Fannie Ruth Salyer

September 24, 1931August 3, 2013
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Fannie Ruth Salyer of Austin, Texas passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 81. She was born September 24, 1931 to James T. and Ella Voncille Glass in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Austin High School in 1949.

Fannie worked at National Western Life Insurance Company in Austin until her retirement in 1993. After her retirement, her days were spent with family and friends and traveling. On most weekends she could be found dancing at the VFW Hall or Hermann Sons Lodge in Austin where she was also a member. She loved baking and made many pecan pies during the holidays for friends and loved ones. Fannie was a member of River Road Baptist Church in Austin.

She is survived by her children, Carol (Rick) Hudsonpillar, Janice (Bruce) Mitchell, Sylvia Krueger and Don Salyer, D.C. Also surviving Fannie are her sisters, Ella Louise Lind and Mary Frances Wisian and brothers James R. Glass and Ralph D. Glass; grandchildren, Julie (Matt) Kiley, Stacey (Marc) Gomez, Sean (Carrie) Mitchell, Lindsley (Dole) Grebenik, Carlyn Ray Mitchell, Mason Krueger and Madison Krueger along with loyal and devoted friends Israel and Maria Quinones. Numerous nieces and nephews and ten great grandchildren also survive her. She was preceded in death by her grandson, John Michael Hudsonpillar.

The family would like to thank Hospice Austin for their compassionate care and most especially her nurse, Mary Jo Flint. A visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Cook Walden Capital Parks, 14501 North I.H. 35, Pflugerville, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Cook Walden Capital Parks at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Decker United Methodist Church Cemetery, 8304 Decker Lane, Austin, Texas, 78724.

Serving as pallbearers are: Matthew Kiley, Devin Kiley, Brandon Kiley, Israel Quinones, Marc Gomez, Mark Wisian and David Glass. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Glass, Jason Lind and Carl Lind.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78759 or River Road Baptist Church, 12712 FM 969, Austin, TX 78724.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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K Markel

August 10, 2013

Rest in peace dear lady

Kim Perez

August 7, 2013

Heaven received a sweet, sweet lady. Grandma Fannie touched many lives and I know her memories will be cherished. Our prayers are with the famliy during this time. Andy & Kim

Kathy Prellop

August 7, 2013

Stacy & Marc, Grandma Fannie is at peace and in God's arms. Be strong in your faith.
Leonard & Kathy

Weezie Urban

August 7, 2013

Carol,Janice, Sylvia, Don and your families. Sending my condolences in the loss of your mother. May God comfort each of you in the days ahead. Weezie Urban

August 7, 2013

God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be; so he put his arms around you, and whispered "come to me".

A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands now rest; God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was an amazing lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love, Lynne

August 7, 2013

Fannie's family so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a special lady and a good friend . God Bless You all
Madeline Saenz McAllen Tex

T Jennings

August 7, 2013

To the children of Mrs. Fannie Ruth Salyer...No matter how old we are, losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on, like a legacy of love that will always be with you. As the days begin to pass, please find comfort in what God tells us at Isaiah 66:3...Like a man whom his own mother keeps comforting, so I myself shall keep comforting you people;...may you find comfort in these words. Please accept my condolences.

Onesimo Banda

August 6, 2013

Don, I am so sorry for your family's loss. Words do not say enough

August 6, 2013

Dear Carol & Family: Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your mother was a special friend. Love, Helen and Roy

August 5, 2013

Dear Carol,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone -
Fanny is dancing once again - Love, Jenny