William Otis REDUS
My Relationship : 4th Cousin 3 Times Removed
  • Father: John Clement REDUS
  • Mother: Hazel Anne SLATER
  • Birth: 30 Aug 1923, Medina County, Texas
  • Death: 13 Jul 2009, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas
  • Burial: San Jose Burial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
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  • Sources
  • Texas Birth Index, Certificate Number: 48981, Roll Number: 1923_0013

    Kerrville Daily Times
    William Otis Redus
    KERRVILLE — William Otis Redus died July 13, 2009, at the age of 85. Born
    in Devine, Texas, on Aug. 31, 1923, to John Clement Redus and Hazel Ann
    Slater, he was one of 14 children. His parents, nine siblings, and his wife,
    Betty Wuneburger Redus, to whom he was married for 56 years, preceded him in
    death. Known to friends simply as Bill, he is survived by a daughter, Susan
    Buentello and her husband, Larry, of San Antonio, and a son, Glenn Redus and
    his wife, Mary, of Byram Township, N.J., along with grandchildren Julie Beck
    Stubbs, Leah Redus Cleary, Bryan Beck, Rebekah Redus Ray and Aaron Redus.
    Three great-grandchildren are Meghan Stubbs, Jareth Stubbs and Daniel Cleary.
    In addition, he is survived by brothers George Redus, Clifford Redus and Allen
    Ray Redus, and a sister, Mildred Brooks. Bill and Betty raised their family
    in San Antonio, where Bill worked in civil service at Kelly Air Force Base. In
    1997, they moved to Kerrville, which became their home base while pursuing
    their passion for travel. They pulled a trailer home all over the United
    States and Canada. Bill was proud of his travels, with Alaska being the only
    state he never visited. Bill’s other passion was football, and he loved the
    Devine Warhorses, The University of Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys.
    Visitors to the Redus home soon learned what his family already knew: Football
    was serious business, and was to be watched in total silence. Displays of
    emotion or cheering were frowned upon, as the noise broke his concentration
    for the next play. Even the television announcers were muted, as season after
    season Bill silently willed his teams to victory. But, mostly, Bill will be
    remembered for his nonstop sense of humor and gregarious nature. There were no
    strangers when Bill was around, and he always was joking and lending a hand to
    those in need. Even in his 80s, Bill still was clambering onto his friends’
    rooftops to help string Christmas lights, and his lawnmower often was heard at
    the crack of dawn as he cut grass all over the neighborhood, not understanding
    why anyone would want to waste daylight. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m.
    on Friday, July 17, at First United Methodist Church in Kerrville, with
    interment at 2:30 p.m. at San Jose Burial Park, 8235 Mission Road in San
    Antonio. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to
    Peterson Hospice in Kerrville, Texas.
    Published July 16, 2009

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    Ancestors of William Otis REDUS

                                                              /-James REDUS , Sr
                                                    /-James REDUS , Jr
                                                    |         \-Catherine PARSONS
                                          /-Aaron REDUS
                                          |         \-Sarah CHALFANT
                                /-John REDUS
                                |         \-Lucy Ann OGLESBY
                      /-John Otis REDUS
                      |         \-Sallie MCLAMORE
            /-John Clement REDUS
            |         \-Laura Belle ASHER
    William Otis REDUS
            \-Hazel Anne SLATER

    Descendants of William Otis REDUS

    1 William Otis REDUS
      =Betty Lou WUNEBURGER
          2 Susan Elaine REDUS
            =Bruce Harlan BECK  Marriage: 26 Aug 1972, Bexar County, Texas
                3 Julie Suzanne BECK
                3 Bryan William LEYENBECK
            =Lawrence BUENTELLO  Marriage: 1996
          2 William Glenn REDUS
            =Mary Annette THOMAS
                3 Leah Annette REDUS
                  =Jay CLEARY
                      4 Daniel William CLEARY
                      4 Ethan Joseph CLEARY
                3 Rebekah Lynn REDUS
                  =Jason RAY  Marriage: 2009
                      4 Evan Thomas RAY
                3 Aaron William REDUS

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