About Ronald Craig Conoley:
CONOLEY, Ronald C. of Thorndale. Age 22. Died 3/1981 (Friday) in an Austin nursing center. He had lain
unconscious since 1/23/1976 when he was injured in a car accident. Memorial services held (Sunday) in
Condra Memorial Chapel in Taylor. He was BORN 8/29/1958 in Austin. He was a member of the football team
and a senior in high school at the time of the tragedy, but at commencement his diploma was presented
to his parents. Later a fund in his honor was collected and his family presented that to the City of
Thorndale to purchase the city's first new ambulance. A plaque in City Hall memorializes this gift.
In the services on Sunday a beautiful tribute of love was spoken by Ronnie's father and this was followed
by a eulogy "I Remember Ronnie" by his uncle, Col. of the USAF (retired) Rufus Conoley of Austin. The
family suggested that any memorials be made to the Eye Bank in Austin. SURVIVORS: Parents, M/M Roscoe
Conoley of Thorndale; sister, Sanna Conoley of Austin; 2 brothers, Frank Conoley of Houston and Meredith
Conoley of Austin; 3 nieces and a nephew. SS Death Benefit on #459-21-9601.