Doris "Judy" Hagen

October 24, 1927 - February 27, 2018 


Doris "Judy" Hagen passed away on February 27, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born on October 24, 1927 to Mary Thomason and LaMar Foster on a farm near West Branch, Iowa. Judy attended the University of Iowa and was a proud Hawkeye. She was a dedicated Army wife and mother of five that included two sets of twins born 13 months apart. She taught PE at Fort Sam Houston Elementary for 25 years and was well loved by her students and fellow teachers. Judy was very active in the San Antonio Community, appearing in numerous productions throughout the city, her favorite role was "Bloody Mary" in South Pacific. She was a member of the Conservation Society where she volunteered in Clown Alley at NIOSA for 30 years. Judy was a member of St. Andrews UMC for 50 years and loved singing in the choir. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, LaMar Jr. and Derrold Foster. Judy is survived by her children S. Foster Hagen and his wife, Mary, Michael Hagen and his wife, Theresa, Mark Hagen and his wife, Karen, Susan Mace and her husband, John, and Elizabeth Larsen and her husband, Jay; grandchildren, Alexa Hagen, Phillip Hagen and his wife, Kaylee, Jake Larsen, and Grace Larsen; great grandchildren, Landon Ruggeberg, Heidi Hagen; her two sisters, Mary Jeanette Turnbull and Audrey Rex; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Rev. Michael Crocker will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Andrews United Methodist Church or San Antonio Conservation Society.

Ryan BonnRyan Bonn
January 26, 1966 - February 19, 2018

A dear friend of the San Antonio Theater Community passed away on Feb. 19. Ryan Bonn was a frequent performer and star on San Antonio stages and appeared on the 'Star Search' TV reality show.

Ryan Keith Bonn, age 52, of Kerrville, passed away on February 19, 2018 at his residence .  He was born in San Antonio on January 26, 1966, and adopted by James and Etta P. (Polly) Bonn of San Antonio when he was 10 days old.

Ryan attended University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio and, in 1990, American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York.  He worked as a singer, actor, pianist most of his life and studied voice with Paul Gavert and acting with Betty Buckley among others.  Ryan was a genius musician who taught himself to play piano and sight read, and to accompany himself and other singers.  In 1994 Ryan won "Star Search" two weeks in a row.  He was in musicals Off Broadway, Summer Stock and Regional Theatre, including Tony in WEST SIDE STORY, Jesus in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Pippin in PIPPIN, the Tin Man in THE WIZARD OF OZ and Freddie in MY FAIR LADY.  In Kerrville, Ryan portrayed Frankenfurter, in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Schreiner University, and was Music Director for 9 TO 5 at the Point.  Since 2013 Ryan was Music Director for PTBT Productions and played piano and sang in three concerts of "A Diva & A Dude".

Ryan is survived by his parents of Helotes, his 'newly adopted mother' Joan C. Bryson and his dog Roxie of Kerrville, and myriad friends and fans.

An open house memorial will be held and hosted by Joan Bryson at 131 Four Bears Trail, Kerrville, Texas on March 10, 2018 at 2-8 pm. You are invited to come for as long as able.  Memorial contributions may be given to ASPCA.

A quote from Jasmina Wellinghoff’s review of Ryan’s performance at Alamo City Theater at the Josephine in San Antonio perhaps mirrors Ryan’s complex and beautiful internal world in that through his songwriting and soul bearing performances he was never afraid to explore “themes of regret, loneliness and fragility of love and life, as he creates intensely resonant ballads that appeal to both the heart and mind.”




Mark Anthony Hall
May 2, 1962 - September 13, 2017

Mark was a singer and actor originally from San Antonio, Texas and has enjoyed a 20+ year career as an actor and singer, sharing his gifts around the world!

His professional credits include operatic debuts that have taken him to some of the world's most renowned opera houses from Augusta to Zürich. Some of his memorable roles include Coalhouse Walker, Jr in "Ragtime", Fred in "Smokey Joe's Cafe", The Chimney Man in "Jelly's Last Jam", and Mister in Oprah Winfrey's "The Color Purple." His most recent performance was in The Renaissance Guild's production of "Watch Your Step: The Men of Eastwood".

Some of his television credits includes: The West Wing, General Hospital, All About The Andersons, Drake & Josh. An accomplished professional, he was a member to numerous performance unions: AEA, AGMA, SAG, and AFTRA.

He departed this world far too soon and his love and talents will be missed.

Services were held: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Dominion COGIC
3023 Martin Luther King
San Antonio, Texas USA 78220
Burial: Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Crematory
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX US 78220





Mark was my student at Sam Houston HS. The proud Class of 1980. The thing that I  have never forgotten about him was that he was always so genuine and engaged. He was fine man.

Nicki Roberson, Producer

Full Circle Theatre & Productions


He was a wonderful artist and performer. 

Raymond Baird


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J. Jay

(December 1, 2017)

It has recently come to our attention that we have lost another icon of the San Antonio theatre community. J. Jay passed away on December 1st, apparently of complications after a surgery.
I have no other information at this time. If you have anything you would like to contribute to this Memorial page, please let us know (contact us button below).
Our deepest condolences.


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Frank H. Latson

(June 28, 1946 - March 24, 2017)


Our Frank lost a courageous four and a half year battle with cancer. Frank died on March 24, 2017. Frank was born June 28, 1946 in Amarillo, TX to Major Harvey H. Latson and Mary Hopkins Latson. An identical twin, Frank and brother Harvey were born healthy despite complications in childbirth and a sister Caye Latson was born April 07, 1951. As a military family the Latsons were stationed in the U.S. and the Philippines. Frank graduated from West Texas A&M with a degree in Theater Education. While at West Texas Frank performed in the theater dept. and in the outdoor musical drama "Texas" in Palo Duro Canyon. After graduation Frank taught speech and drama at Dumas High School, Dumas, Texas. Subsequently Frank worked for Eastern Airlines as a flight attendant, instructor, and supervisor for 17 years. His work with Eastern propelled him to New York City where he continued pursuit of a theatrical career. In 1989 Frank returned to school and earned an MFA in Performing Arts Management. During that time he began working for the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers in NYC of which he became a member. Frank's freelance work as a theater director includes 17 years with Oldcastle Theater, Bennington, VT., and various theaters across the U.S Frank directed The Blue Hill Troupe, NYC and was Artistic Director for Sierra Repertory Theater from 1998-2001. From 2003-2012 Frank was Artistic Director for San Pedro Playhouse in San Antonio, TX. From 2013 forward Frank co-wrote and directed shows presented at the Winspear Opera House by Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico. Frank directed and co-directed shows with Miki Bone at Contemporary Theater of Dallas (CTD). CTD's production of "Dancing AT Lughnasa was a highlight of his career. Frank is survived by Harve Latson and Pat Cornett, Caye Latson Siems and husband Billy Siems, six nieces and nephews, five grand nieces and nephews, and his beloved partner of 26 years, Al Marinez. Our Frank was a joyous and radiant person who loved every moment of his life and gave freely to all the souls who touched him. All Our Love. Frank donated his body to UTSW Willed Body Program. A Celebration of Life concert is being planned for family and friends. In lieu of flowers please donate to Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico.








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