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Violet Geraldine Mick Stimmel
Violet Geraldine Mick Stimmel, 83, of Port Lavaca passed away on July 23, 1999.
She was born on Nov. 29, 1915 in Betton, Ill. to the late Paul Mick and Antonio Gibble Mick. She was a member of the Catholic Church.
Stimmel is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Sam W. Stimmel; sisters, Blanche Miller, Mildred Stein and Katie Mayeski and brothers, Romie Mick, John Mick, Jack Mick, Stanley Mick, Joe Mick and Frank Mick.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Preslar of Port O’Connor, a son, Sam W. Stimmel Jr. of Columbia, Ill. and four grandchildren.
A rosary was recited at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27. Services followed at 10 a.m. with Father Michael Lyons officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens of Victoria at noon.
Pallbearers were Sam Stimmel III, Jerome Preslar Jr., Bill Gooch, Ryon Preslar, Larry Stein and Boyd Curnutt.
Honorary pallbearers were Virgil Martin, Jesse Hernandez and Frank Mabry.
Arrangements were under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.

Juan R. Martinez
Juan R. Martinez, 77, of Port Lavaca passed away Nov. 20, 1999.
He was born March 30, 1922 in Santa Catarina, Montezuma, Mexico to the late Plutarco Martinez and Lazara Rodriguez-Martinez. He was a skilled laborer and a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.
Martinez is survived by his wife, Dominga Reyna-Martinez of Port Lavaca; daughters Domitila “Dee Dee” Butler and Maria Elena Martinez of Port Lavaca and Mary Ester Patterson of Lemoore, Calif.; a step daughter, Juanita Velez of Port Lavaca; three sons, Joaquin, Agapito and Antonio “Tony” Martinez, all of Port Lavaca.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Lyons officiating. Burial was in Port Lavaca Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Antonio “Tony” Martinez, Agapito Martinez, Fernando Pina, Ambrosio “Butch” Moreno, Raymond Moreno and Arturo “Alex” Medrano. Honorary pallbearers were Eric Carvan, John Carlos Martinez, Alan Martinez, Albert Cantu Padilla, Joshua Garza and Evaristo Velez. The Floral committee was Amanda Nicole Martinez, Vanessa Martinez, Ambar Martinez, Anett Martinez, Stacy Danette Butler, Analisa Marie Butler, Toni Laura Carvan and Brianna Celeste Patterson.
Arrangements were under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels.
In lieu of flowers please give donations to the wife of Juan R. Martinez by sending them to Dominga Reyna-Martinez, P. O. Box 849, Port Lavaca, Tex. 77979.

Manuel Lee Heysquierdo
Manuel Lee Heysquierdo, 20, of Port Lavaca, passed away Nov. 21, 1999.
He was born Nov. 4, 1979 in Port Lavaca to Daniel and Sylvia Lopez-Balderas. He was a 1998 graduate of Calhoun High School. He was an employee of Port Cities Ford and a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.
Heysquierdo is preceded in death by a brother, Tomas Heysquierdo.
He is survived by his parents, sisters, Sylvia Sanchez of Kyle, Rosie, Anna and Selina Balderas of Port Lavaca; brothers Danny Heysquierdo and Raymond Lopez of Port Lavaca; half sisters, Raquela, Connie, Esperanza and Olga Heysquierdo and Barbara Hernandez, all of Kyle; half-brothers, Jap, Daniel, Felico and Jesse Heysquierdo, all of Kyle.
The family began receiving visitors after 1 p.m. Tuesday at Artero Memorial Chapels. Rosary was at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A funeral Mass was recited at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Gulf. Burial followed in the Seadrift Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lee Bargas, Ray Anthony Camacho, Mike Lellenquien, Gorge Rodriguez, Joe Garcia, Juan Lopez and Marcus Morin.
Honorary pallbearers were Jessie Lopez, Edward Camacho, Ronnie Camacho, Mario Mayorga, Butch Starkweather, Augustine Ozuna, Abel Mayorga and JohnJo Butler.
Arrangements were under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels of Port Lavaca.

Antonia Alvarez-Moreno
Antonia Alvarez-Moreno, 48, of Port Lavaca, passed away May 21, 2000.
She was born June 13, 1951 in Portero, Tamps., Mexico to the late Antonia Martinez-Alvarez and Malaquias Alvarez of Port Lavaca. She was a dietitian at Coastal Healthcare Nursing Home and was a member of the Catholic Church.
Moreno is preceded in death by her mother, her husband Alberto Moreno Sr.; a son, Juanito Collaso Rodriguez, Jr. and a sister, Maria Martinez.
She is survived by her father; daughters, Belinda Rodriguez and Belinda Corina Moreno both of Port Lavaca and Rosa Sanchez of Palacios; sons, Gilbert Rodriguez, Israel Sanchez, Albert Moreno, Jr. and Mario Moreno all of Port Lavaca; a sister, Guadalupe Barrientes of Port Lavaca; three brothers, Antonio Alvarez of Dallas, Narcario Alvarez of Brownsville and Domingo Martinez of Margaritas, Tamps., Mexico and six grandchildren.
Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 25 at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church with Fr. Dan Morales officiating. Burial followed in the Port Lavaca Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Daniel DeLeon, Oscar Cantu, Antonio Alvarez, Robert Barrientes, Nasario Alvarez and Gilbert Rodriguez.
Honorary pallbearers were Gabriel Luna, Fidel Luna, Israel Sanchez and Artero Arredondo.
Floral committee members were Odilia Marie Rodriguez, Melissa Renee Rodriguez, Victoria Elena Rodriguez, Gilbert Jonathon Rodriguez, Victoria Elena Villarreal and Victor Ricardo Longoria.
Arrangements were under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels.

Myrtle Foester Whitmire
Myrtle Foester Whitmire passed away comfortably on May 25, 2000 in Port Lavaca, Texas. She was born on September 18, 1908, in Nordheim, Texas, to Dr. Theo and Elenora Buehring. She married Curtis Marsh Foester, Sr., in 1930 and they were in the cattle business in Indianola for about 30 years. After Curtis Sr. died in 1953, Myrtle moved to Port Lavaca and worked for the Calhoun County School District in the tax office. In 1964, Myrtle married David Roy Whitmire, who passed away in 1993.
Myrtle is survived by one sister, Ellie Schwab, and her two children, Curtis of Port Lavaca, who is married to DeLona Reiss Foester, and Ada Beth Foester Bone of Tyler, who is married to Jim Bone. In addition, she had many grandchildren: Sherry Bone Peel, Barry Bone, Jamie Bone, David Bone, DeLisa Foester Hutchison, and Gay Foester Woodward. She had 7 great-grandchildren.
A lifelong advocate of fitness and health, Myrtle stayed active all her life. She also loved the birds and the sea. In 1991, a 5,000-acre tract that borders the old Indianola town site and Powderhorn Lake was sold to the Federal Government to protect wetland habitat. This wildlife refuge was named the Myrtle Foester Whitmire Division of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. This area contains some of the finest remaining wetland in Texas and is home to approximately 300 species of birds.
Services for Mrs. Whitmire will be held on Sunday, May 28, 2000 at 2:30pm at Richardson Funeral Home in Port Lavaca, with burial to follow at the Port Lavaca Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday, May 27 from 6-8pm at Richardson Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Barry Bone, Jamie Bone, David Bone, Adam Hutchison, Mark Woodward, John Foester, Mark Foester, and George Glass.
Honorary Pallbearers are J.C. Melcher, W.H. Bauer, Dr. Paul Bunnell, L.C. Gossett, Woody Regan, Lloyd Hurst, Larry Dio, Fred Knipling, Lloyd Canion, N.B. Matson, Harold Evans, Louis Jaster, and Weldon Morganroth.
Because of Myrtle’s lifelong interest in health and fitness, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the local YMCA, building fund at First Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.

Opal Browning
Opal Browning, 87, of Temple, formerly of Lohn, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2000 in Clifton.
She was born Nov. 24, 1912 in Pear Valley to the late John and Lena Bell (McNeese) Smith. Browning was Post Master of the Lohn Post Office for 39 years. She was a member of the Lohn Baptist Church.
Browning is survived by a son, B.B. Browning of Port Lavaca; one daughter, Peggy Browning Stoker of Temple; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28 at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Brady. Burial will follow in Pear Valley Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.

Keith Kattner
Keith Kattner, 43, of Lorena, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2000.
Kattner was born Dec. 28, 1956 in Waco. He graduated from LaVega High School and Baylor University. He was a member of McLennan County Junior Livestock Show, A.G.C., HOT Home Builders Association, Palmer Bricksters, Patton Baptist Church and Delta UpSelom Fraternity.
Kattner is preceded in death by his father, J.E. Kattner in 1999 and a brother, Sam Kattner in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Kattner of Lorena; mother, Jeneva Kattner of Waco; daughter, Jennifer Kattner and son, Kyle Kattner both of Lorena; brother, Randy Kattner of Hewitt; nephews, Linc and Brice Kattner and an uncle, B.B. Browning of Port Lavaca.
Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26 at the First Baptist Church in Lorena with Rev. Pat Cummings officiating. Burial followed in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Steve Everett, Bryan Holton, Marzie Hughlett, Mike Ferguson, Mark Rossman, Ron Knowles, Paul Smith and Danny Garvin.
Honorary pallbearers were Northwest Optimist, Heart of Texas Drag Boat Club and members of Patton Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, Kyle Everett Scholarship Fund in care of Lorena High School, Patton Baptist Church in Valley Mills, Tx at P.O. Box 20726, Waco, Tx. 76702 or to the Special Olympics.
Arrangements were under the direction of Bellmead Funeral Home.

Luciano Soto
Luciano Soto, 84, of Olivia passed away May 28, 2000.
He was born Aug. 13, 1915 in Thomaston, Dewitt Co. to the late Timoteo Soto and the late Ella (Holser) Soto. He was a retired farmer and a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.
Soto is survived by his wife Francisca (Martinez) Soto of Olivia; a daughter, Juanita Lockhart and husband John of Beeville; sons, Ernesto Soto of Olivia and Raymond Soto and wife Yolanda of Houston; sisters, Benita Rivera of Placedo and Mary Baker of Mineral Wells; brothers, Tim Soto Jr. of Carlsbad, CA., Pete Soto of South Houston and Andrew Soto of Inez; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Chuch with Rev. Michael Lyons officiating. Burial will follow in the Olivia Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home.

Mariano Vallejo Rodriguez
Mariano Vallejo Rodriguez, 25, of Dallas passed away June 17, 2000.
He was born Feb. 11, 1975 in Tula, Tamaulipas, Mexico to Cresencio Rodriguez and Maria De Jesus Maldonado both of Tula, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He was a member of the Catholic Church.
Rodriguez is preceded in death by his grandparents, Tomasa Maldonado, Lorenzo Vallejo, Juan Rodriguez and by a sister, Maria De Jesus.
He is survived by his parents; a grandmother, Macrina Cerda of Mexico; sisters, Esmeralda Rodriguez of Brownsville, Lupita Rodriguez, Maria Edith Rodriguez and Tomasa Rodriguez all of Mexico; brothers, Juan Rodriguez, Eluterio Rodriguez and Hector Rodriguez all of Seadrift, Lorenzo Rodriguez, Leobardo Rodriguez and Cresencio Rodriguez all of Mexico.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Burial followed in the Seadrift Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Juan Antonio Vallejo, Robert Vallejo, Lucio Jaramillo, Jose Enrique Vallejo, Feliberto Vallejo and Jose Cedillo.
Honorary pallbearers were Tomas Vallejo, Venicio Jaramillo, Jose Vallejo, Juanito Rodriguez and Odilon Jaramillo.
Members of the floral committee were Juanita Rodriguez, Vanessa Rodriguez, Judy Munoz, Jo Anna Munoz and Michelle Munoz.
Arrangements were under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels.

Eugene Martin Bordovsky Jr.
Eugene Martin Bordosky Jr., 55 of Katy, formerly of Port Lavaca passed away June 19, 2000.
He was born Nov. 10, 1944 in San Antonio to the late Eugene Martin Bordosky and the late Ellen Jane Walleck Bordosky. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Shirley Powers.
Bordosky is survived by his wife, Marsha Ann McCarty Bordosky of Katy; sons, Eric and wife Linda Bordorsky, Brian Bordosky and Kevin Bordosky all of Katy; sisters, Rita Davis of Port Lavaca; a brother, Clyde Bordosky of Port Lavaca and two grandchildren, Taylor and Haley Bordosky both of Katy.
Services were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Richardson Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Kisiah officiating. Burial followed in the Six Mile Cemetery. Graveside services were under the auspices of V.F.W. Post #4403.
Pallbearers were George Dawdy, Dinnie Billings, Billy Blake, David Nicholson, Lamar “Wimpy” Marshall, Jr. and Lewis Maeker.
Honorary pallbearers were Howdy Hartzog, J.C. Melcher Jr. and Larry Rokyta.
Arrangements were under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.

Billy Jake (Racko) Mobley
Billy Jake (Racko) Mobley, 67, of Lolita, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2000.
He was born Aug. 1, 1932 in Victoria to the late Ezra Sparks and Ruby Sparks of Victoria. Mobley retired in 1998 from Union Carbide where he had been an operator for 36 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Mobley was a member of the South Texas Drag Racing Association.
Mobley is preceded in death by his father and a brother, Richard Sparks.
He is survived by his mother, daughters, Debbie Patrick of Yorktown and Diana Watson of Wharton; a sister, Mert Pittman of Victoria; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A visitation was conducted from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at Colonial Funeral Home of Victoria.
Honorary pallbearers were Abe Torres, Mack Putnum, Vollie Watson, Larry Patrick and Marvin Scott.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home of Victoria.

William Henry Bauer
William Henry Bauer, 93, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000 in a Galveston hospital.
A rosary will be recited at Colonial Funeral Home in Port Lavaca at 7 p.m. Thursday. A Funeral Mass will be recited at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dan Morales officiating.
Bauer was born February 14, 1907 in Port Lavaca, the son of the late Captain Frank E. and Elizabeth (Wiegand) Bauer.
Bauer was the chairman of the board of the First National Bank in Port Lavaca; organizer and chairman of the Board of the Seaport Bank of Seadrift.
Surviving are his wife, Louise S. Bauer, a son, William H. Bauer Jr. of Port Lavaca, a daughter, Jeanie Lou Sageviel of Victoria and five grandchildren, Boyd Bauer, Blan Willoughby, Tony Holladay Jr., Bill Holladay and Michael Holladay and four great grandchildren, Walker Bauer, Katy Bauer, Suthern Holladay, Braden Willoughby and one sister, Faye Bauer Sterling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Myrtle Bauer Whitmire, Frankie Bauer Smith and brother Dr. James E. Bauer.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Boyd Bauer, Tony Holladay Jr., Bill Holladay, Michael Holladay, Brian Willoughby and friends Kenneth Clark, J. C. Melcher Jr. and Jack Wu.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the directors and officers of the First National Bank and directors and officers of the Seaport Bank, W. H. Bishop, Dr. Tom Blackwell, Waymon Boyd, Robert Clegg, Simon Cornelius, Frank Diebel, Billy Ezell, Dr. Jay Fish, King Fisher, Fred Knipling, Dr. William C. Levin, Lewis R. Madden, Al Pittman, Dr. Bill Smith, Woody Regan, E. H. Thornton and Ted Wilson.

Lamar Marshall, Sr.
Longtime Port Lavaca resident Lamar Marshall, Sr., 74, passed away Tuesday morning, June 27, 2000.
He was born Sept. 30, 1925 in Christine, Texas to the late A.J. and Laura Marshall.
A service for Marshall will be held Friday, June 30 at First United Methodist Church in Port Lavaca.
Other funeral arrangements are pending at Richardson Funeral Home in Port Lavaca.

Helen M. Lowrie
Helen M. Lowrie, 72, of Port Lavaca passed away Aug. 17, 2000.
She was born Sept. 20, 1927 in Wharton to the late Frank and Mathilda Yackel. She was a housewife and a member of the Lutheran Church.
Lowrie is survived by her son, Donald Lowrie of Inez; sister Edna Seedig of Grahm; grandchildren, Tracy Lowrie and Will Wideman; three nieces and two nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Franklin Yackel and Dave “Bud” Yackel.
Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. from the Salem Lutheran Church with Rev. Stanley Larson officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Salem Lutheran Church, 2101 FM 1090, Port Lavaca Tx 77979.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels of Victoria.

Gladys (Bea) Bownds
Services are pending at Richardson Funeral Home for Gladys (Bea) Bownds, of Port Lavaca who passed away Aug. 18, 2000.

April Rose Powell
April Rose Powell, age 38, a resident of Las Vegas for the last seven years and formerly of Los Lunas, where she lived at the Los Lunas Hospital and Training School passed away Thursday, Sept. 14 at Northeastern Regional Hospital unexpectedly, following a planned surgery.
She was born Aug. 1, 1962 in Angleton, Texas and was the daughter of LaDonna Brown Powell and Jerry Lee Powell.
She is preceded in death by her great-grandmother: Florence Brown. She is survived by her mother, LaDonna Powell of Las Vegas; brother, Shane Powell of Austin; father, Jerry Lee Powell of Seadrift; grandmother, Kathryn Brown of Raton; grandfather, Ralph Brown of Bloomfield; aunts and uncles: Olivia Frakes, Edith Johnson and husband Ike, Carole Romero and husband Dick, and Albert Brown, all of Raton and ZoeAnn Mattorano and husband Paul of Trinidad, CO. She is also survived by numerous cousins, other relatives and many friends.
She was a loving daughter, sister, niece, cousin, granddaughter and friend. She was a very special and unique young lady. She enjoyed listening to music, swimming, playing with her kitties, the spirit of Christmas and Christmas songs. She always had her purse everywhere she went. She enjoyed making herself up with makeup and loved to clean house and cook.
A funeral mass was celebrated Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church with the following members of the New Mexico State Police serving as casket bearers: Lt. Tom Meserve, Sgt. Toby Dolan, Sgt. Carlos Nevarez, Patrolman John Allen, Patrolman Daniel Cordova and Patrolman Jake Romero.
Rosary devotional services was conducted Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph’s Church in Raton. The Funeral Mass immediately followed the rosary with Father John Brasher as celebrant. Interment followed at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton with the following serving as casket bearers: Larry Dale Redlick, Jeff Romero, Lance Romero, Hud Romero, P.J. Mattorano, Dwayne Brown and Colt Brown. Serving as honorary pallbearer was Bryan Redlic.

I’M FREE
Don’t grieve for me for now I’m Free.
I’m following the path God has laid, you see.
I took his hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day to laugh,
to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
O yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to Thee,
God wanted me • He set me free.

Funeral arrangements were the direction of Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, 1-800-479-3511.

Garland C. Long
Garland C. Long, 82, of Francitas, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000.
He was born Sept. 5, 1918 in Ardmoor, OK to the late Dea Pliney Long and the late Jennie Maybell (Hopper) Long. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, having served in the European Theatre and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Long is preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and a sister.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Mae (Griffith) Long of Francitas who he married on Oct. 7, 1941; a daughter, Terry Ganem of Victoria; three grandchildren, Joseph, Michael and Dana and one great grandchild, Kristia.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.
Graveside services with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at La Bauve Cemetery in Francitas with Mr. Michael Griffith officiating. Military honors will be provided under the auspices of V.F.W. Post 34403 in Port Lavaca.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Nedbalek, Michael Nedbalek, Robert Lee Long, Dwayne Griffith, Ashley Jalufka and Eugene Griffith.
Memorials may be made to La Bauve Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 113, Francitas, Tx 77961. Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home.

Eugene “Geno” Morris
Eugene “Geno” Morris, 82, of Port Lavaca passed away Sept. 28, 2000.
He was born Sept. 26, 1918 to the late Arch Eugene Morris and the late Margaret Isabell Kubly in Monticello, Ind. He was an operator at Dupont and a member of the Church of Christ in Port Lavaca.
Morris is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ted Morris; brothers, Francis Morris and Charlie Morris and a grandchild, Paulette Cook.
He is survived by his wife, Stella Mae Moore Morris of Port Lavaca; daughters, Gloria Cook of Yoakum, Peggy Gibbs of Rowlett, Beverly Toms of Lancaster, Viki Yoast of Goliad, Terry Hargus and Billie Morris both of Port Lavaca; a son, Donnie Morris of Portland; a brother, Dick Morris of Columbia, SC, 16 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at Colonial North Funeral Home with Mr. Tom Moore officiating. Burial followed at Memory Gardens of Victoria.
Pallbearers were Scott Cook, Lonnie Pinson, Henry Bonewald, Dyfan
Fletcher, Terry Hargus Jr., Nick Cochrum, Blake Cochrum and Steven Morris.
Honorary pallbearers were Oscar Sacher, Jimmy Stephens and retired Dupont employees.
Memorials may be made to the Sunny Glen Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1373, San Benito, Tx 78586-1373.
Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home of Victoria.

Cecil E. Blake
Cecil E. Blake, 90, of Port Lavaca passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000.
He was born Jan. 11, 1910 in Temple to the late Henry Stanton and Martha Hoag Blake. He was a self employed Phillips 66 County Gasoline Distributor and a member of the First Baptist Church. Blake was a member of the Masonic Lodge 36 Port Lavaca No. 373 and Order of the Eastern Star for 61 years (July 14, 1938). He was a Shriner of the Corpus Christi Chapter. He was the first Volunteer Fire Chief at the Port Lavaca Fire Department, where he served for 26 years. He was a member of the Port Lavaca Rotary Club and held a perfect attendance record there for 55 years. He was a volunteer driver for “Meals on Wheels” at the Senior Citizens Center for several years. He also had a “little white house” down near the creek which all of the family enjoyed for over 20 years.
Blake loved and held complete allegiance to Port Lavaca and Calhoun County. He loved to go to Medina and Bandera to hunt deer. But his heart never left Port Lavaca even when he came to Lakeland, FL and Mobile, Ala. to visit his daughter’s family. He loved to go, regardless of what time and where, but he always knew where home lay.
Blake is survived by his daughter, Marynelle Blake Bruce of Kerrville; sons, Boyd Cecil Blake and William Fred Blake, both of Port Lavaca; five grandchildren, Jenna Bruce of Victoria, Pamela Furnary of Antioch, CA, Tracy Blake and Bradley Blake both of Port Lavaca and Vera Bayless of Fort Worth; four great grandchildren, Erin Furnary and Paige Furnary both of Antioch, CA and Justin Bayless and Christopher Bayless both of Fort Worth.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Selby Blake; parents; sistes, Lela Lenertz and Maudie Blake; brothers, Marvin Blake, Everett Blake, Lee Blake and Floyd Blake.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Bush and the Rev. Dr. Timothy Brewer officiating.
Burial under the auspices of Masonic Lodge 36 AF&AM followed in the Port Lavaca Cemetery.
Pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge 36 AF&AM.
Honorary pallbearers were N.F. Pennington, Sam Allen Pennington, Don Hinds, L.C. Gossett, Robert Morganroth, Harry Frankson, J.C. Melcher, Ira Nicholson Jr. and the Rotary Club members.
Arrangements were under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.

William Koenig
William Koenig, 65, of Magnolia passed away Nov. 12, 2000.
He was born April 14, 1935 in Cameron to the late William and Franis (Fannie) Koenig. He was retired from 35 years of service as a carpenter and did yard maintenance in his retirement. He was a veteran.
Koenig is survived by his wife of 40 years, Loretta S. Koenig; daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Robert McGee of Montgomery, Vina and J.W. Ewing of Georgia, Carol and Jack Crownover of Colorado; sons and daughters-in-law, William L. and Terry Koenig of Port Lavaca, John L and Gina Koenig of Victoria; 10 loving grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Jedlicka of Magnolia and Emma Nell Koenig of Cameron.
A memorial service was conducted at the Chapel by the Lake in Montgomery.

Clona Alene Chesnut
Clona Alene Chesnut, 89, of Port Lavaca, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000.
She was born April 18, 1911 in Commache, the daughter of the late Waldron “Dod” Brown and Ola Raspberry Brown. A housewife, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter #361 and the Strawn United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Vernon N. Clark and James C. Chesnut.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Chesnut was preceded in death by a son, James N. Clark; brothers Dick, Ancil, Jim, Fred and Ray Brown; and a grand daughter, Anna Joyce Taylor.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 in the Strawn United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Brad Cemetery at Brad. Pallbearers will be nephews.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jo McKibbon of Port Lavaca; four sisters, Clora D. Haberthur, Beulah Bailey, Eva Brown and Novelda Driskill; five grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Port Lavaca, 1300 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca, Tex. 77979; American Cancer Society, Box 771, Port Lavaca, Tex. 77979; or the donor’s choice.
Local funeral arrangements were under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.

Gertrude Chamrad
Gertrude Chamrad, 86, of Point Comfort, died on Monday, Nov. 20, 2000.
She was born Jan. 28, 1914 in Hemphill, the daughter of the late John H. McLanahan and Mary William McLanahan.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church at Point Comfort. She was married to the late August Chamrad, who died on Oct. 6, 1984. They were married on June 27, 1940.
In addition to her parents and husband, Chamrad was preceded in death by a brother, John L. McLanahan.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Port Lavaca with Rev. Kenneth “Butch” Allen, pastor of the Point Comfort First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery, under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home of Port Lavaca.
Pallbearers were Alfred Schneider, Byron Carr, Kevin Sexton, Robert Ficklen, Clay Georgie and Michael Fox. Honorary pallbearers were Allen Boone, Dr. Paul Bunnell and the staff at Coastal Healthcare Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Boone of Point Comfort and Nelma Chamrad of Victoria; two sons, David Chamrad of Port Lavaca and Frank Chamrad of Point Comfort; a sister, Catherine Ries of Weatherford; two grandchildren, Brenda Georgie and Barbara Fox; and three great-grandchildren, Meghan, Carlin and Sammy.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Point Comfort at P. O. Box 477, Point Comfort, Tx. 77978.

Clara Gonzales Ureste
Clara Gonzales Ureste, 75, of Seadrift passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000.
She was born March 24, 1925 in Port O’Connor, the daughter of the late Refugio Gonzales and Serafina Pena-Gonzales. She owned and operated the Seven Stars Oyster House from 1968 until 1989.
She was married to the late George Ureste Jr.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ureste was preceded in death by a son, Dennis “Hoss” Martin Ureste; three sisters, Amelia Chano, Isabel Lord and Margaret Rutledge. She was also preceded in death by six brothers, Edward, Fred, John, Henry and Manuel Gonzales Srs. and Refugio Gonzales Jr.
A funeral Mass was recited at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 in Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Port Lavaca with the Rev. Dan Morales officiating. Burial was in the Port O’Connor Cemetery.
Pallbearers were George Edward, Joe Alonzo, John Gilbert, Andrew Eugene and Samuel Albert Ureste Srs. and Rev. Ladislado Carrera Jr. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons and Dr. Bruce Bauknight.
Survivors include a daughter, Bobbie Carrera of Seadrift; five sons, George Edward, Joe Alonzo, John Gilbert and Andrew Eugene Ureste Srs. of Seadrift and Samuel Albert Ureste Sr. of Victoria; a sister, Lenor Brennen of Homasasa, Fla. ; two foster sisters, Aileen Resendez of Houston and Mary Rather of Port O’Connor; and three brothers, Frank Gonzales of San Antonio; Jimmy Gonzales of Schertz and Hugh Gonzales of San Antonio; 28 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was under the arrangement of Artero Memorial Chapels.

Madie Pearl Barnett
(Mrs. “B”)
Madie Pearl Barnett, 90, of Port Lavaca, died on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000 at 10 a.m.
Known by her friends as Mrs. “B,” she was born July 28, 1910 in Gonzales County, the daughter of the late Hugh and Rosetta Gibson.
She was a homemaker, a beloved mother, a retired cafe owner and a member of the Alamo Heights Baptist Church in Port Lavaca. She was married to the late Loys Barnett.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Barnett was preceded in death by two sisters, Ettie Gibson and Ella Byrd.
Survivors include a sister, Lorean Barnett of Deer Park, a daughter, June Lynch of Point Comfort, a son, Charles Barnett of Port Lavaca, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
The family will host a visitation Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home in Port Lavaca.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 at Alamo Heights Baptist Church in Port Lavaca with the Rev. Casey DuBose officiating. Services will be under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home of Port Lavaca with internment to follow at Greenlawn Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Coastal Health Care Nursing Home in Port Lavaca.

Erie Adene Luder
Erie Adene Luder, 95, of Bay City, passed away Feb. 6, 2001 at the Linwood Nursing Center in Victoria.
She was born April 28, 1905 in Harris Co. near Waller, to the late Robert Scales and Lucy Lee Robertson Starr. Luder was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bay City and a former teacher of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. She was a resident of Bay City since 1927 and was a longtime member of the Book Review Club. Luder was very active member of the Cedarvale Cemetery Association from 1965 through 1991, served as president of the Board from 1981 through 1991 and was also a member of the Cemetery Trust from 1965 through 1991.
She is survived by brothers, Robert S. Starr of Hempstead, Frank Henry Starr of Waller and Bennie Lee Starr of Houston; nephew Lelan Williams and wife Virgie of Port Lavaca; niece Adene Johnson and husband Mack of Victoria; several other nieces and nephews..
Luder is preceded in death by her husband Lewis B. (Fella) Luder on May 1, 1965; sister Ruby Williams and husband Wilborn and brother Gordan Starr and wife Lillie.
Funeral service will be Saturday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Leslie LeGrand and Rev. Tom Crow officiating.
Pallbearers will be her nephews Lee Williams Jr., Bill Luder, Greg Gordan, David Gordon, Mack Johnson Jr. and Pete Kimmey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Workman, Gene Vaughan, Frank Hawkins, Bert Huebner, Jim Frankson, Harry Brady, James Brady, Cecil Roberts, Thomas Jackson, Raleigh Huebner, Camp Mehrens, Dick Burford and Vim Rye.
Memorials of choice are Fellowship Class or Ruby Williams Library of the First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Dolores Tinoco Zepeda
Dolores Tinoco Zepeda, 88, of Victoria passed away Feb. 7, 2001.
She was born Dec. 4, 1912 in Zacatecas, Mexico to the late Ignacio Tinoco and the late Clotilde Roussell Tinoco. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
Zepeda is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lorenzo D. Zepeda; sisters, Maria T. Ruiz, Josephina Cantu, Angela Garza, Ellen Barrientos and a brother, Edward Tinoco.
She is survived by daughters, Margaret Z. Navarro of Port Lavaca, Beatrice Ramirez of Harlingen and Mary Ann Garcia of Victoria; a son, Larry Zepeda of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church with Reb. Gabriel Otoo officiating. Burial followed in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Our Lady of Sorrows building fund.
Arrangements were under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels.

Samuel Miller Tipton
Samuel Miller Tipton, 62, of Magnolia Beach passed away Feb. 2, 2001.
He was born Aug. 8, 1938 in Bardstown, KY to the late William H. Tipton and the late Mamie Tersell Tipton. He was an active member in the local Magnolia Beach improvements and preservation Civic Organization. He was the owner of Sam’s Beach Store and a member of the Baptist Church.
Tipton is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Barbara Tipton.
He is survived by daughters, Sharon Smith, Sandra Connors and Tena Collier all of Marble Falls; sisters, Margaret Harris, Helen Newton, Rosemary Hockensmith, Ethel Ball, Brenda Bellinger and Linda McCurdy all of Kentucky; brothers, Calvin Tipton of Port Lavaca, Orville Tipton, Billy Tipton, Arthur Tipton and Donnie Tipton all of Kentucky; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A memorial services was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 at the Indianola Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Boldt officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2400 Augusta St., Suite 420, Houston, Texas 77057.
Arrangements were under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.

Clorean Monteith
Clorean Monteith, 94, formerly of Amarillo, passed away Jan. 22, 2001 in Port Lavaca.
Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 in Memory Gardens Cemetery with John Plunkett officiating.
Monteith was born in McAlester, OK. In 1995, she moved from Amarillo to Port Lavaca. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gulfgate Christian Church in Houston.
She was married to William Monteith in 1925. He passed away in 1986. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Robert and George.
Montieth is survived by four daughters, Betty Prather of San Angelo, Maxine Greenwood of Chillicothe, MO., Clara Knowles of Port Lavaca and Jean Galloway of Melbourne, Ark.; 22 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of Schooler - Gordon Funeral Directors.

MARY COLLUM
Mary Collum, 97, of Odessa passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at Avalon Place. She was born June 20, 1903 in Maud, Okla. She married Oscar Collum in 1920 in Maud, OK.
Collum was a homemaker and a member of Faith Tabernacle Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton and Minnie Tiffin, husband Oscar Collum in April 1974, daughters, Inez Collum, Lucille Miller, Alma Pradon and a son, Harold Collum.
Collum and her husband Oscar were former owners of The City Cab Co. of Port Lavaca from 1956 to 1963.
She is survived by daughters, Virginia Gesch, Mary Christian both of Odessa, Bonnie Appelt of Hallettsville, TX, Ruth Emerson and Phenone Hunt, both of Port Lavaca, 29 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, 40 great- great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with Rev Scott Sprouse officiating.
Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.
Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

OLEDA SPAULDING
Funeral services for Oleda “Dobbs” Spaulding, 76, of Seadrift, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Assembly of God Church in Seadrift with the Rev. Tim Smith, pastor of the church official, officiating.
Burial will follow in Seadrift Cemetery under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home of Port Lavaca.
Grandchildren will be pallbearers.
Spaulding died on Thursday, April 5, 2001.
She was born June 21, 1924 in Hobart, Okla., the daughter of the late William Madison Dobbs and Bessie Mae Weir Dobbs. She was married to the late Joseph F. Spaulding who died Feb.20, 1994.
Spaulding was a retired Alcoa cafeteria worker and a member of the Seadrift First Assembly of God Church.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by four daughters, Bobbie Deal of Seadrift, Dorothy Madden of Victoria, Sharon Middaugh of Seadrift and Phyllis Jennings of Vanderbilt; a brother, James William Dobbs of Hobart, Okla.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Lolita Myers
Lolita Myers, 89, of Palacios, passed away Friday, May 25, 2001.
She was the first born in Lolita, Texas to the late William and Una Farquhar Myers. She was secretary to the Superintendent of Boling High School in Boling and to the General Manager of Texas Gulf Sulphur Co. in Newgulf before moving to Palacios. She and her late husband Covey Walker built and ran Covey’s Corner for many years and later added Covey’s Gift Shop. She was a member of the Newgulf Baptist Church.
Myers is survived by her daughter, Nell Lanfear of Port Lavaca; grandson, Larry Lanfear; granddaughter, Lani Montgomery and three great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters, Lucille Compton and Lonnie Dell Selby.
Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28 in the Palacios Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, P.O. Box 2028, Victoria, Tx 77902 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Palacios Funeral Home.

Dorothy Barefield Clay
Dorothy Barefield Clay, 67, of Port Lavaca, passed away May 21, 2001.
She was born June 11, 1933 in Long Mott to the late Raymond Barefield and the late Earline Gladney Barefield. She was a retired LVN and a member of the Baptist Church.
Clay is preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Leola Hall and a brother, Lawrence K. Barefield.
She is survived by a son, Randy Clay of Tallahassee, Fla.; sisters, Ora Mae Williams of Port Lavaca and Dora Hickman of Louisville, KY; brothers, Dennis Barefield of Baldymass, CA and Bobby Joe Barefield of Port Lavaca and three grandchildren.
Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Isaiah Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the Port Lavaca Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Barry Hall, Lawrence Williams, Marcus Barefield I, Rodney Robinson, Bobby Grant Barefield and Michael Williams.
Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of St. Joseph Baptist Church.
Arrangements were under the direction of Barefield Funeral Home.


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