Manuel Zapata
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Manuel Zapata
Manuel Zapata
Manuel Zapata, 71, of Austin, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.

Mr. Zapata was a Texas A&M University 1965 graduate. He served in the U.S. Air Force, worked in Austin for the Texas Department of Health from 1970-1997 and was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aurora Hernandez Zapata and Manuel B. Zapata.

Survivors include his wife, Jan Zapata; two daughters, Lucy Hansen of Pottsboro and Debbie Zapata-Gerstein of Austin; four grandchildren, Jill Hansen, Carl Hansen, Adam Gerstein and Sarah Gerstein; son-in-law, Ira Gerstein; six sisters, Lupita Alcala, Librada Guevara, Maria Rivas and Carmen Hill, all of Beeville, Connie Garcia of Houston and Mary Alice Hernandez of Corpus Christi; brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.   

A viewing was held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, followed by rosary and memorial service at 7 o’clock at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Lakeway.  

The funeral Mass and service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Emmaus Catholic Parish in Lakeway. Burial followed at 1 o’clock that afternoon at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ruby’s Rainbow ( A guestbook is available to sign online at

Arrangements were under the direction of Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, Lakeway.
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