Leonard Doyle Tudor


Birth: Dec. 27, 1918

Erath County
Texas, USA

Death: Mar. 5, 1998
Corona del Mar
Orange County
California, USA 

Son of Sol Ross “Conrad” Tudor and Bergie Mae Mobley of Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.

Married: Frankie Lee Wright in circa 1950 in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas

She survived him.

Father of Craig Evan Tudor.

Name: Leonard D Tudor
Name (Original): TUDOR LEONARD D
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 25 Nov 1940
Term of Enlistment: One year enlistment
Event Place: Stephenville, Texas, United States
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: TEXAS
Education Level: 4 years of high school
Civilian Occupation: Actors and actresses
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Infantry
Army Component: National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: National Guard
Serial Number: 20805034
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 03623.83
Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
Citing this Record
“United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8G5-5K9 : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Leonard D Tudor, enlisted 25 Nov 1940, Stephenville, Texas, United States; citing “Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946,” database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002).

Event Type: Burial
Event Place: Corona del Mar, Orange, California, United States
Cemetery: Pacific View Memorial Park
Birth Date: 1918
Death Date: 1998
Affiliate Image Identifier: 1218148
Latitude: 33.610068
Longitude: -117.853822
Affiliate Create Date: 2012-05-26 17:13:00

Family links: 
Sol Ross Tudor (1890 – 1968)
Bergie Mae Mobley Tudor (1899 – 1941)

Raymond Horton Tudor (1922 – 2001)
May Corinne Tudor Williams (1926 – 1992)
May Colleen Tudor (1926 – 1926)
Donald Wayne Tudor (1927 – 2012)


Frankie Lee Wright

Pacific View Memorial Park
Corona del Mar
Orange County
California, USA 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Jul 15, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132836605


Ella Marie (Gillilan) McCann~Stephenville, Erath County, Texas

Jesse William McCann and Ella Marie (Gillilan) McCann, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, 1947.
photo courtesy of daughter, Martha Jane(McCann) Gilbreath, August 2014.

Ella Marie (Gillilan)McCann Pedigree


My Paternal Great Grandaunt, Vlasta Mary (Mazac) Konecny

Emma Strmiska, Matilda & John Mazac, Adolph & Vlasta Konecny, Granger, TX.

Emma (Mazac) Strmiska, Matilda “Tillie” (Krampota) & John Mazac, Adolph & Vlasta (Mazac) Konecny, Williamson County, Texas, about 1925.

Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny Obituary

Matilda Krampota Mazac, Vlasta Mazac Konecny, Emma Mazac Strmiska

Matilda (Krampota) Mazac, Vlasta (Mazac) Konecny, Emma (Mazac) Strmiska, Williamson County, Texas, about 1925.

Jan & Marie Mazac, Granger, Williamson County, Texas, 1904. (back row from left) Bessie, Rosalie, Jan, Albert, Robert. (front row from left) Joseph, Emma, Olga, Frank, Mary and baby-Vlasta, Marie, and Bertha Mazac.

Birth:  Jul. 24, 1904
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death:  Apr. 28, 1999
Liberty County
Texas, USA 

“A Loving Daughter, A Loving Sister, A Loving Mother. A Loving Grandmother. A Loving Great-Grandmother. A Loving Aunt and Great Aunt. An Everlasting Friend.”Vlasta was the Moravian daughter of Jan “John” & Annie “Mary” Marie (Dudika) Mazac, of Granger, Williamson County, Texas.

Her parents emigrated from Vsetin, Moravia in June 1892. They were hard working farmers. They settled in the Corn Hill, Granger, and Taylor areas in Williamson County, Texas.

She was the wife of Adolph Edward Konecny. She was a devout Catholic. She attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby, Harris County, Texas. Vlasta was a Homemaker. Aunt Vlasta dedicated her life to taking care of her family. 

Vlasta had eleven brothers: Albert, Anton, Andrew, Joe #1, Steve, Johnnie, Robert, Frank, Johnny #2, John Joseph, and Frank Joseph.

She had seven sisters: Rosalie, Marie, Bessie, Emma, Effie, Bertha, and Olga Mazac. Vlasta was the Mother of Gladys Konecny (Barnes).

She took care of her daughter for many years, until she couldn’t take care of her anymore. One of her Sister’s was my Grandmother, Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” (Mazac) Frederick.

Vlasta had two Granddaughters, Paulette Jean Barnes (Smith), and Stacey Michelle Barnes (White).

Name: Vlasta M Konecny
Titles and Terms (Original):
Also Known As:
2nd Also Known As Name:
3rd Also Known As Name:
Residence Date: 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
Residence Place: Houston, Texas, United States
Birth Date:
Phone Number: 643-9131
Phone Number Recorded Date: 25 Mar 2008
Address: 5625 Antoine Dr Apt 202
Address Continued: Houston, Texas 77091
Address Date: 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
2nd Address: 6000 Telephone Rd
2nd Address Continued: Houston, Texas 77087
2nd Address Date: 01 Jun 1993-01 Aug 1994
3rd Address: 4111 Lockfield St
3rd Address Continued: Houston, Texas 77092
3rd Address Date: 01 May 1993-25 Mar 2008
4th Address:

“United States Public Records Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KP6D-DMJ : accessed 18 Oct 2013), Vlasta Mary Konecny, 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000.Vlasta has no headstone. 

Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny and brother Frank Joseph Mazac, 9014 Talcott Street, Houston, Texas

Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny and her brother, Frank Joseph Mazac, at the home of their niece, Agnes Rainie Frederick Christ, 9014 Talcott, Houston, Texas 77049

Family links:
  Jan Mazac (1863 – 1931)
  Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)
  Adolph Edward Konecny (1896 – 1982)
  Gladys Marie Konecny (Barnes) (1933 – 2008)
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Feb 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24618889

Rozalie “Rosie” (Mazac) Havelka, Texas

MAZAC Family Genealogy

Birth: Mar. 19, 1884
Death: Jul. 5, 1949
Family links:
Jan Mazac (1863 – 1931)
Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)

Frantisek Havelka (1879 – 1940)

Josef Havelka (1902 – 1989)
Rosie Havelka Nemec (1906 – 1963)
Frank P Havelka (1911 – 1950)
Vlasta Joanna Havelka Nemec Michalek (1916 – 2011)

Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 2
Maintained by: Yvonne
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: May 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27094047Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac, Rosie Havelka (Nemec), & her Mom-Rozalie (Mazac) Havelka, boarding train, Granger, Williamson County, Texas, c. 1920’s.Family of Rozalie “Rosie” (Mazac) Havelka (not in pic)Rosie married in 1901 to Frantisek Havelka.[first arrow in back row is my Grandmother], Bessie Annie Mazac, [second arrow in back is my Great Grandfather], Jan “John” Mazac, and [third arrow and sitting in chair…

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Patricia “Pat” Wells Aherne-Conroy

Newport Cemetery, England, December 2009


Feb. 5, 1942


Wiltshire, England


Aug. 7, 2003


Wiltshire, England

Christened: April 1942 in Melksham,Wiltshire, England, UK.

Grandparents: Herbert Rumsey Wells and Mary Ann Moon.

Harold Glynne Jones and Jessie Mary Russ.

Parents: Herbert Ronald Wells and Kathleen “Nanna” Jones.

Religion: Catholic.

Married: David Anthony Aherne-Conroy in 1960.

Children: Frances Katherine (Frederick) , Shona Denise, and Lisa Mary (Helstrip) Aherne-Conroy.

Resided: Isle of Wight, Cornwall, England, UK.

Grandchildren: Johnathan David Frederick, and Mathew Lee Frederick, of Houston, Texas, USA. Jo Elliot, Kai Anthony, and Mawgan Julian Conroy-Helstrip of Winchester, England, UK.

Note: Cremated-No headstone



Newport Cemetery


Isle of Wight, England


Created by: TEXAS TUDORS 

Record added: Dec 31, 2011

Find A Grave Memorial# 82776011

Fran Frederick, David Aherne-Conroy, Jean Mancill, Rose Marie Wells, Isle of Wight, Cornwall, England
100_3838 Jean (Linderman) Frederick Mancill, Frances Katherine (Aherne-Conroy) Frederick, David Anthony Aherne-Conroy of Isle of Wight, Cornwall, England, about 2010

Jean (Linderman) Frederick Mancill, Frances Katherine (Aherne-Conroy) Frederick (daughter of Pat and David), (David’s sister, Rose Marie),and husband of Pat, David Anthony Aherne-Conroy of Isle of Wight, Cornwall, England, about 2010.

Drew Allen Vanderford

Birth:  Jun. 27, 1986
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death:  Jan. 11, 2014
San Marcos
Hays County
Texas, USA 

Son of Russell Allen Vanderford and Patricia Marie Frederick.Name: Drew Allen Vanderford
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 27 Jun 1986
Event Place: Harris, Texas
Gender: Male
Father’s Name: Russell Allen Vanderford
Mother’s Name: Patricia Marie FrederickSiblings: Keli Lee(Daniels)Vanderford, Justin Lee Vanderford, and Brian Harrod.

Grandson of Lee Allen Vanderford and Ruby Lee (Culpepper) Vanderford. Leroy Eugene Frederick and Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick Mancill.

Married to Renee Vanderford.

Son: Trey Allen Vanderford
Employer: Discount Tire

Age 27, of San Marcos, passed away Jan. 11, 2014. Service Jan. 16, 7 a.m. at Thomason Funeral Home, San Marcos, TX.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2014 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/statesman/obituary.aspx?pid=169107623#sthash.D8tWOXSh.dpufDrew VANDERFORD
Drew Allen Vanderford, age 27 and resident of San Marcos, Texas, left us to be our guardian angel on January 11, 2014. He was preceded in death by his Uncle Ray Vanderford, his father, Russell Vanderford and numerous grandparents. He is survived by his wife Renee and son Trey, mother and step-father Tricia and Phil Harrod, four siblings Justin, Keli, Kristy, and Brian and their spouses, niece Lila Daniels, nephews Caedmon and Crosby Green, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.As evidence by the outpouring of love and support to his family, Drew was a friend to all who were privileged to intersect his life’s journey. The care and love that he poured out on those around him overflowed into the love for his wife and son, his truck and motorcycles, and his ever-present white tennis shoes.A Memorial Service was held Thursday January 16, 2014 at Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos, Texas.A memorial fund has been set up for Renee and Trey at: http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/in-memory-of-drew-vanderford/125495The family wishes to thank all who have so graciously and beautifully donated in Drew’s memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thomason Funeral Home, 512-396-2300. Please sign our guest register at http://www.thomasonfuneralhome.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2014
– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/statesman/obituary.aspx?pid=169169730#sthash.dQN8h0lT.dpufDrew Allen Vanderford
Submitted by Sanmarcos1 on Wed, 01/15/2014 – 8:28amDrew Allen Vanderford, 27, a resident of San Marcos, passed away Jan. 11, 2014. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. at Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos. A Memorial Service will be held that evening at 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thomason Funeral Home, 2001 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX, (512) 396-2300.

Family links:
  Russell Allen Vanderford (1962 – 2009)
 Died in fatal motorcycle accident
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over the San Marcos River
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Jan 17, 2014 Find A Grave Memorial# 123639141

Michael “Mac” “Mike” Henry McBurnette, Texas, U. S. Air Force, Vietnam War

God bless all our troops, that gave their life’s to fight for what they thought was right.

My mentor, boss, friend, Michael Henry McBurnette was an Air Force Helicopter pilot during Vietnam War.

He survived for 20 years, but his PTSD, Alcoholism, and addictions killed him. He could not escape from that awful war! 

He committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in 1995 in Sugar Land, TX.

Thirteen of his buddies died in the helicopter crash, that he survived. He suffered from Survivor Guilt too! He never got over it. God bless his memory.

Michael Henry “Mac” McBurnette

Birth: Oct. 17, 1945 Louisiana, USA

Death: Jan. 20, 1995 Sugar Land, Fort Bend County Texas, USA

Name: Michael H Mcburnette

Name Suffix:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 30 Oct 1978
Event Place: Harris, Texas, United States
Age: 33
Birth Year (Estimated): 1945
Spouse’s Name: Nancy Merriam
Spouse’s Age: 50
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated): 1928
Certificate Number: 161744
Affiliate County Code: 101

Mac helped a lot of suffering alcoholics and addicts to begin recovery, in the TDCJ-ID Central unit in Sugar Land, TX. He was loved by many! He worked for the prison system, and helped start a group at the Jester II unit for veterans. God, I miss him!

Mac worked as Senior Counselor, for SATP (Substance Abuse Treatment Program) department, for the prison system at the Central unit from April 1, 1985 to Oct. 28, 1994.

Promoted to Regional Director of SATP, where he worked tirelessly up until his suicide on Jan. 15, 1995. I too, was very disillusioned with the prison system, that chose to just “sweep it under the rug”, and by it I mean Mac’s suicide.

He had been sober for over twenty years. That month we had a quarterly meeting at Jester I, Richmond, TX. No one even mentioned his name! He was supposed to lead that meeting!

Needless to say I was pissed. David asked me if I was alright, and I answered, “Hell, no I am not OK!” Mac suffered and died, and not one person even mentioned him or acted like they missed him.

I knew that no one cared about the inmates, but after that I realized that they didn’t care about us dedicated employees either.

I left that chaotic dysfunctional system in 1996, after five years of dedicated, hard work trying to help alcoholics and addicts begin their road to recovery. God never gives up on us, even when we do. RIP Mike!

Note: Mike was cremated.  He was A1C, US AIR FORCE.

Burial: Houston National Cemetery Houston Harris County Texas, USA Plot: MA, 0, 83

Maintained by: TEXAS TUDORS

Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office

Record added: Feb 25, 2000

Find A Grave Memorial# 968184

Thanks for your service to our country, Mac. Rest in peace. I miss you.

Michael Henry Mac McBurnette Helicopter pilot in Air Force in Vietnam.

Poor Mike he suffered from what we call PTSD or “Survivor Guilt”.

All thirteen of his buddies were killed when their helicopter was shot down in Vietnam. Mike was the only survivor, but it scarred him for the rest of his life. He suffered from his own demons but he helped many a suffering alcoholic/addict in the Texas Department Criminal Justice-ID to get clean and sober.

Mike was my supervisor-Senior Counselor-at the Central unit at One Circle Drive, Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas.

The causalities continue to mount up for that “horrible” war. Mac, I miss you so much still! You are gone but not forgotten. I will keep your memory alive!

Love, your friend, Sally

Michael Henry Mac McBurnette

Mike's Medals

Michael H. McBurnette’s Medals and Certificates at his Memorial on January 23, 1995.

Mike wanted his body cremated, and his ashes spread around the Vietnam Memorial, but we were told that we couldn’t do that, and only people who were killed in battle could be buried there. So, his ashes were spread here at the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Michael Henry McBurnette’s Memorial, January 23, 1995, in the Houston National Cemetery.

Mike or Mac was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, thirteen of his buddies were killed when his helicopter was shot down. He was the only survivor. He suffered “survivor guilt”, “depression”,  and “post traumatic” stress syndrome” for twenty years after.

T.D.C.J. – ID, Central State Farm = Central Unit, Sugar Land, Texas.

Michael Henry McBurnette-1994-Sugar Land, Texas.

This page is sponsored by: TEXAS TUDORS

My Memorial page that I wrote for Mike’s funeral, but I was so broken up that I couldn’t read it. So, Chaplain Gonzales read it for me. I have kept my promise to you Mac.

Winfred B, David M, and I continued to go into that same prison, the Central unit, where we worked together, to “carry the message” of recovery to those walking wounded boys.

Mike had wanted his ashes spread by the Vietnam Wall, but since he did not die in the war they would not allow it.