GR/MA Veteran Association


Rudy and Emily Kolencik

Long time GR/MA Reunion Members and Reunion attendees, Rudy and Emily Kolencik, have passed away.

We were never contacted by any family members.  Jen R.  just recently found out they both passed away June and May of 2015.


Rudy and Emily were married 60 years.  Rudy was a WWII Army veteran.


May they Rest in Peace


Warren F. Bender

Warren was a civilian supervisor in Da Nang Mortuary.

Warren was born on April 8, 1932 and passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  He was a resident of Washington, New Hampshire.


Lt. Col. retired Bert Webber

Bert W. Webber, lt. col, ret.

September 21, 1924 - June 1, 2015

Born September 21, 1924 in Fairview, Oklahoma, Lt. Col. (retired), Bert Wallace

Webber went to see his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 1, 2015.

As a true and exemplary member of this countrys Greatest Generation

Lt. Col. Webber proudly served and fought in World War II, the Korean Conflict,

and the Viet-Nam War.

He was a true American Patriot.

Bert met and married Iris Louise Newark on March 16, 1948. Through active tours

of duty in China, Korea and Viet-Nam, Bert fathered 3 children, Mark A. Webber,

Cindy L. Booker, and Judi K. Perkins.

He is preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Monroe Webber, his mother, Lula

Mary Ellen Webber, his wife of 46 years, Louise Webber, and brother, Vern Webber.

His daughter Cindy preceded him in death by only 7 weeks.

Following the death of his first wife, Bert met and married the second great

love of his life Patricia (Pat) Carpenter on July 8, 1995. Thus being a man twice

blessed in this life with two loving and compassionate wives.

Bert and Pat spent the past 20 years traveling extensively both abroad and here

in the states, often attending Army reunions with fellow compatriots.

Bert was a Board Member of Faith Temple Church and Faith Bible College and

faithfully served as church clerk at Noonday Baptist Church.

Bert is survived in death by his wife, Patricia Webber; son, Mark Webber and

wife Emma Jo of Austin; daughter, Judi Perkins and husband David of Tyler; son-in-law,

John Booker of Tyler; his sister Bonnie of Lubbock; Pat's children, Stephanie

and husband Marvin of Whitehouse and Chris Walker; 13 grandchildren and 19

great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and

loved ones abroad.

Visitation is on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Burks Walker Tippit

Funeral Home.

Services for Mr. Webber will be held Friday at 1 o'clock at Noonday Baptist

Church, 16701 CR 196.

Entombment with full military honors will follow at Tyler Memorial Parks

Field of Honor Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Vince Flowers, Michael Booker, David Webber, Taylor

Born: September 21, 1924

Place of Birth: Fairview, OK

Death: June 1, 2015

Place of Death: Tyler, TX

Occupation: Ret. U.S. Army

Hand, Chris Walker, and Sam Hall. Honorary pallbearers are Bubba Hand and

Colton Booker.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 1301 S Broadway

Ave, Tyler, 7570Click to add text, images, and other content

---------------------------In Memorium----------------------------------------


Master Sergeant (USA Retired) Charles W. Gerlach passed away on January 7, 2014 in Richmond, VA. Charlie spent his entire career in GR/MA and continued after he retired as a civilian in the Mortuary Affairs Center.


 Wesley  Neep  Died May 2, 2007, in Seattle, Washington.

John H. Williams  US Army (Ret), 70, died February 4,2008, in Conway, South Carolina

Col. George Douglas Eicke US Army (Ret.), 64,  died May 10, 2008, in Bronson, Texas

SFC Jeffery J. Willingham  January 2009 

Douglas L. Howard  June 26, 2009 

William Cochran Marshall "Bill"  July 8, 2009 

Linda Yetter Irvine July 5, 2010

Donald C. Williams August 12, 2010

Anthony J. Zega Tampa, FL. January 4, 2011

 Richard Bourdon  January 16, 2012

Thomas O. Rexrode,  70, October 11, 2013 in Williamsburg, Va