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AMARO
Mr. Elias Gonzales Amaro of New Braunfels passed away Wednesday Feb. 19, 2003, at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 84. 
Mr. Amaro was formerly a member of the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He was a veteran of WW II receiving the American Medal Theater Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Medal with two Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Star, and Distinguished Service Medal WDGO 18 1943. 
Mr. Amaro is survived by his daughter, Florentina Diana Amaro; sisters, Mary and Carmen Amaro of New Braunfels, Jessie Dennis, Connie Rooney, both of San Antonio, and Paula Barrera and her husband, Esiquiel, of Fort Worth, Texas; brothers, Archie Amaro of Lansing, Kansas, Tony Amaro and his wife, Guadalupe, of New Braunfels, Robert Amaro and his wife, Corrine, of San Antonio, John Amaro and his wife, Adelita, of New Braunfels; sister-in-law, Mary C. Amaro; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his wife, Bertina Bonilla Amaro; brother, Frank Amaro; sisters-in-law, Stella Amaro and Evangelina C. Amaro; brother-in-law Barron Dennis. 
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday Feb. 21, 2003, at Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until 9:30 a.m. Saturday Feb. 22, 2003. A rosary will be recited Friday Feb. 21, 2003, at 7 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral procession will depart Zoeller Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help with burial to follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John David Amaro, Anthony Amaro, Bobbie Amaro, Reuben Amaro, Mando Barrera and Antonio Chavez.
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ASHLEY
Sibbie Allie Bennett Ashley, 90, beloved Christian mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, longtime resident of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Feb.12, 2003. 
She was born July 30, 1912, in Kingsbury, Texas, to Walter and Martha (Ross) Bennett. Her family moved to San Marcos when she was a baby, and she spent a happy youth there. She moved to N.B. upon marriage to J.D. Ashley. As founder of the First Baptist Church of N.B. Kindergarten, Sibbie continued to teach there many years. She was a devoted member of the Women’s Missionary Union and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. 
Sibbie is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, J.D. Ashley; her sisters, Selma Penshorn and Mary Bennett, and her brother, Wilton Bennett. She is survived by her daughters, Beverly Jo Ashley of Celina, Ohio, Sally Ashley of New Braunfels; grandchildren, Lisa Gross, of Seguin, Laurie Wickzer, of Southbend, Ind.; four great-grandchildren; brother, Howard Pershing Bennett; sisters, Margaret Henk and Edna Davidson; and seven nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in New Braunfels. Interment followed at the Guadalupe Valley Cemetery in New Braunfels. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to: 
Thomason Funeral Home

OTT
Josephine Froelich Ott passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at her residence in New Braunfels, Texas, at the age of 94. Visitation will conducted from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial conducted by Monsignor Edward Bily will be held Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with interment to follow in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. 
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home 

ALLIE M. HAYNES
Allie M. Haynes, 78 died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, in Austin, Texas. She was a resident of Austin for the past year and was a former resident of New Braunfels and Sattler, Texas. Allie was born Aug. 17, 1924, in San Antonio, Texas, to John Francis Connolly and Myrtle Ann (McClure) Connolly. She married Eldon Ray “Bud” Haynes on June 8, 1943 in San Antonio and he preceded her in death in 1979. Mrs. Haynes was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Braunfels. Survivors include five children, Eldon Ray "Sonny" Haynes Jr. and wife, Katie, of Heber Springs, Ark., Myrtle Ann Ott and husband, David Ott, of New Braunfels, Texas, Frank Connolly Haynes and wife, Linda, of Sattler, Texas, James Timothy Haynes and wife, Mary, of Sattler, Texas, and Paul Anthony Haynes and wife, Susan, of Austin, Texas; 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and one sister, Frances Lee Nevill of Prairie Lea, Texas. 
A rosary will be recited Tuesday evening, Feb. 25, 2003, at 7 p.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Braunfels, with Father Bill Davis, OMI, celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain Valley Cemetery in Sattler, Texas. 
Active pallbearers will be Robert F. Haynes, James F. Haynes, Christopher K. Haynes, Stephen R. Haynes, E. Ray Haynes, and Matthew A. Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be James Sparkman, David Ott, Stephen Lyons and Ian French. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Austin, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Oblate Missions.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

TOSCA FRIES
Tosca Erben Fries, age 78 of McQueeny, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2003.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at 10 a.m. at Goetz Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kevin Haug officiating. 
Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Goetz Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. with the family recieving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. 
Tosca was born on March 24, 1924, in Smithson Valley, Texas, to Otto and Emilia Weidner Erben. She was a lifelong resident of McQueeny where she owned and operated the McQueeny IGA grocery store. She is preceded in death by her companion and lifelong friend, Vernon “Hondo” Fries, her parents, two brothers and one sister. 
Survivors include her sons, Carroll D. Fries and wife, Janet,of McQueeny and Danny L. Fries of Cibolo; granddaughters, Dana Barrier of Omaha, Neb., and Shelly Petruska and husband, David, of O’Fallon, Ill.; great granddaughters, Courtney and Braylie Barrier of Omaha, Neb.; sisters, Ottilie A. Kuehler and Roma Feltner and husband, Carl, both of New Braunfels; sister in law, Gladys Erben of Sattler; nu-merous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church. Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home

NELLIE MENEFEE
Nellie Anges Menefee, 94, died at the Eden Home in New Braunfels, Texas, Feb. 24, 2003. 
She was born Dec. 8, 1908, to John and Nellie Thompson in Buda, Texas. 
Survivors are daughters, Peggy Joyce Davis and husband, Elton G., of Norman, Okla., Doris Elnora James of Rapid City, S.D., Virginia Nell Grabs and husband, Frank, of New Braunfels; son, Durland LeRoy Menefee and wife, Faye, of Garland, Texas.
Fourteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, Jesse Menefee Meeks of Elgin, Texas, also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Durland LeRoy Menefee; her parents; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. Menefee moved from Austin to the Silver Creek area in the early 1970s. 
They enjoyed living at Lake Buchanan.
Graveside services for Mrs. Menefee will be Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Lakeside Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, with the Rev. Jim Owens officiating. Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

THOMAS BELSJOE
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Thomas Belsjoe, age 70 years, who passed away at his residence on Monday, Feb. 24, 2003.
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BELSJOE
Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Thomas Breen Belsjoe, age 70 years, who passed away at his residence in Bulverde, Texas, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2003. It was his wishes to be cremated.
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BERYL GRANT
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Beryl P. Grant, age 91 years, who passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at the VNA Hospice in San Antonio.
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CLOUD
Dick Cloud, Jr. passed away peacefully after a short illness on Feb. 24, 2003, at McKenna Memorial Hospital in New Braunfels. 
He was surrounded by family and loved ones at the time of his death. He was born Oct. 3, 1930, in Abilene, Texas, to Richard Sr. and Anna Mae Cloud. Dick proudly served his country as a Navy Frogman in Underwater Demolition (now Navy SEALS) during the Korean conflict. Upon his discharge from the military service he resumed a 36-year career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Upon being transferred to San Antonio in 1972, he and his family settled in New Braunfels. He was always involved in his children’s activities, which included serving as president of National Little League and Babe Ruth League for several years. He was an avid golfer, and in his retirement found a “second” career in building custom golf clubs and equipment. He was an active member of Oakwood Baptist Church and recently was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Hope Hospice. Most recently he found enjoyment in his new hobby of watercolor painting.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jackie; daughters, Corby Ann Cloud, of Denton, Texas, and Christi Cloud, of New Braunfles; son, Craig, and wife, Kim, of New Braunfels; grandchildren, B.J. Buske, of Corpus Christi, and Kindsley and Kylie Cloud, of New Braunfels; brothers, Allen, and wife, Belma, of Midland, Texas, and Jim, and wife, Kay, of Temple, Ariz.; and numerous nieces an nephews.
Visitation began at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continues until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels with Pastors Ray Still and Bill Arnold officiating. 
Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels or Happy Hill Farm in Granbury, Texas. Arrangements made by:
Zoeller Funeral Home

GRANT
Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Beryl P. Grant, age 91 years, who passed away at the VNA Hospice in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zoeller Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, starting at 4 p.m. at the Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas. 
Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Fairbanks Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
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LENZ
Edward Eli Lenz III, age 58, of Marion, passed away Feb. 24, 2003.
He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Bernice (Wieding) and Edward Eli Lenz Jr. on May 9, 1944. 
He is survived by his mother, Bernice Lenz, of New Braunfels; former wife, Dixie Lenz, of St. Hedwig; daughter, Kelly Leigh Lenz, of Houston; sister, Sharon Kelsheimer, and husband, Hubert, of San Antonio; uncle, Kenneth Wieding, of Seguin; nephew, Stephen Kelsheimer, of San Antonio; and granddaughter, Megan Lenz, of Houston.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at Christ Lutheran Church, Elm Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Christ Lutheran Church, Elm Creek, 3305 Church Road, Seguin, Texas 78155. Arrangements are with:
Schertz Funeral Home

PARSONS
Kaiden Zachary Parsons, age 14 months, died Feb. 21, 2003. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 25. Kaiden was born December 31, 2001. 
Survivors include his mother Katherine Parsons of Seguin; special friend Jeff Jaynes of Seguin; grandmother Deborah Terry-Medlin of LaVernia; great-grandfather Nelson D. Parsons of LaVernia; great-grandfather Adrian B. Terry of San Antonio; aunt and uncle Jennifer and Danny Jones of San Antonio and their children Kassidy and Kendra; great-aunt and uncle Teresa and Allen Brewer of Houston; cousins Donnie and Leanne White of Seguin and their daughter Harley; cousin Robyn McCann of Houston and her children Justyn and Jocelyn; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Kaiden was preceded in death by his grandfather Mike Medlin; grandfather James L. Terry; great-grandmother Mary Jo Terry and great-grandmother Mary Parsons. The family suggests that memorials be made to the American Heart Assn. or the American Lung Assn. Arrangements by:
Goetz Funeral Home

DIERKSEN 
Raymond W. Dierksen, age 89 of New Braunfels, TX, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. 
He was born Mar. 21, 1913, in Shiner, Texas, to Heinrich Theodore "Theo" Dierksen and Bertha (Rogge) Dierksen. Mr. Dierksen served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels and the Amercian Legion Post No. 201 in Shiner, TX. He married Elizabeth Pfenniger on Nov. 4, 1945, in Shiner, TX. She preceded him in death on April 17, 1995. 
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Kathryn Dierksen of New Braunfels, TX, and William and Carolyn Dierksen of Longview, TX; grandchildren, David Dierksen of Japan, Dr. Elizabeth Dierksen Euscher and husband David C. Euscher of Houston, TX, and Jonathan, Catherine and Jennifer Dierksen, all of Longview, TX; three great-grandchildren, Katie, John and Alex Euscher, all of Houston, TX; two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Blackman of Shelby, TX, and Hanna Grote of Conroe, TX; numerous nieces and nephews. 
Funeral service will be held Sunday, Mar. 2, 2003, at 7 p.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels with The Rev. Dr. Charles DeHaven officiating. Services in Shiner, Texas, will be held Monday, Mar. 3, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Evangelical Dr. Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Shiner, with The Rev. Dr. Charles DeHaven and The Rev. Charles Eckert officiating. Burial will follow at the Shiner City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 9 p.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Hope Hospice of New Braunfels or charity of one's choice. 
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home 

ALLEN
Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Rita Allen, who passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at her residence at Canyon Lake, at the age of 49 years. 
Memorial services will be held on Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Smithville, Texas. It was Ms. Allen’s wishes to be cremated.
Zoeller Funeral Home

DINKLAGE 
Jimmie Wedgeworth Dinklage was born on May 8, 1936, to James D. and Grace Hammons Wedgeworth in Mississippi. 
The first of three daughters, she went to high school and to Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss., where she received an associate of arts degree. She moved to Houston seeking job opportunities. While working in Houston she met and married Chris Dinklage. 
She is survived by her husband, Chris Dinklage; sisters, Peggy Szurek and husband, Ron, and Maybelle Brent and husband, Joe; brothers-in-law, Edward Dinklage, Robert Dinklage and Ted Dinklage and wife, Mary. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Jimmie was a member of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Guadalupe Valley Shrine Club, Alzafar Shrine Recreational Vehicle Club and the German-American Society of New Braunfels. 
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 3, 2003, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels with an Order of the Eastern Star Burial Ceremony to follow at Comal Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mrs. Dinklage funeral service will be Tommy Gillespie, Clyde Guynes, Fred Reeves, Karle Jessop, Dallas Kuykendal and Jim Wendland. 
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

STRUBE
Col. Delbert Howard Strube, U.S.A.F. retired, age 82, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital after a short bout with leukemia. Delbert was born Aug. 28, 1920, to John Henry and Rebecca Strube in Bettie, Texas. He married Reba Christine Davis at Waples United Methodist Church in Denison, Texas on Dec. 22, 1943.
He served in the U.S.A.F. for 34 years and then worked for Raytheon in St. Petersburg, Fla., for 13 years. After retiring, he and his wife moved to New Braunfels. He was an active member of the Masons, Shriners, Lions, Elks, and Eastern Star. His Masonic affiliations included: Lone Star Lodge No. 403 (Denison), Denison Chapter No. 138, R.A.M., Denison Council 83, R&S.M., Denison Commandery No. 24, K.T, Texian York Rite College No. 60 (San Antonio), Guadalupe Lodge No. 109 in Seguin (dual; past master 2001-2002), Seguin Chapter No. 344, R.A.M. (dual; past High Priest 1999-2000), Seguin Council No. 281, R&S.M. (dual; past Thrice Illustrious Master 2000-2001), San Marcos Commandery No. 56, K.T. (dual; past Commander 1997), Knights of the York Cross of Honor Texian Priory No. 78 (San Antonio), Order of High Priesthood, Order of the Silver Trowel, Super Excellent Master Degree, Masters, Past Masters, Wardens and Secretaries Association (Masonic District 35), District Deputy Grand High Priest, Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas (2002-2003), and District Deputy Grand Master, Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas (2001-2002). He was a member of the Seguin Chapter No. 555 Order of the Eastern Star (past Patron 1999).
The life Delbert lived always showed a love of discipline, hard work, God and country. 
His hobbies included coin and airplane model collecting, telling jokes, reading and taking care of his beloved wife, Reba. He and Reba have always said that their greatest hope for their children was that they live long, happy and fruitful lives. Delbert did just that; he will be greatly missed.
Col. Strube was a member of Waples United Methodist Church in Denison and attended both St. John’s Episcopal Church and Christ the King Anglican Church in New Braunfels.
Survivors include his wife, Reba, of New Braunfels; son, Col. Larry Strube, and wife, Patty, of Scott AFB, Ill.; daughter, Linda Strube, of Denton, Texas; brothers, Royce Strube, and wife, Laverne, of Pittsburg, Texas, and John Morris Strube, and wife, Nelda, of Gilmer, Texas; and three grandchildren, Lauren, of Fort Worth, John, of Texas A&M University in College Station, and Steven, of Scott AFB, Ill.
A chapel service is scheduled for noon Monday, March 3, 2003, at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald D. Zipp officiating. 
Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. Public visitation is scheduled for 3 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family being present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. 
Masonic Pallbearers are: Dick Bedford, Wayne Gallion, Jimmy Maxwell, Dick Moore, Basil Shields and Chuck Teeter.
Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to: Galveston Shiners Hospital, 815 Market St. Galveston, Texas 77550.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home

FORSTER
Dennis Dwayne Forster passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 at his residence in New Braunfels at age 43.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Forster, of New Braunfels; mother and step-father, Glenna and Arthur Lakey of Seguin, Texas, stepmother, Hazel Forster, of New Braunfels; brothers, Ottie Ray Forster of Gaffeney, S.C., Alan M. Forster, of New Braunfels, and Dana Forster, of New Braunfels; stepbrothers, Lewis Roberts III, of New Braunfels and Arthur Lakey Jr.; and stepsisters, Julie Daugherty, of New Braunfels, and Glenna Lakey.
Greeting the family will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Zoeller Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
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CASEY
David A. Casey of New Braunfels passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, in Yucaipa, Calif., at age 29.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2003 and continue until 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Zoeller Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Cross Lutheran Church with graveside services to follow with full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Zoeller Funeral Home

HOLMES
George Bryan Holmes of New Braunfels passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at Eden Home at age 80.
Mr. Holmes was born in El Dorado, Ark., to George Bonta and Aurelia Ann (nee Wilson) Holmes on Feb. 22, 1923.
He was very proud to have been a Marine paratrooper during World War II and was a 1951 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Holmes is survived by his wife of exactly 52 and one-half years, Rev. Norida Womack Holmes.
Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Hope Hospice Chapel, 611 North Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, Texas, 78130. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels or Comal County Senior Citizen Center.
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CRONEN
Allan (Al) Cronen passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 after a long battle with cancer.
Al was born Oct. 11, 1938, the son of Alvin and Barbara Burkovic Cronen. He grew up in the small town of Etna in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, a steel-making area. Al attended the Etna Public School system and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in petroleum engineering.
Immediately after graduation from the University of Pittsburgh Al began his 33-year career in oil exploration and production with Shell Oil in Metairie, Louisiana. After five years with Shell, he joined Amoco International Oil Co. at their New York headquarters in 1964. He continued to work for Amoco, with numerous engineering and management positions, until his retirement in 1992. During this tenure, he provided engineering expertise at locations around the world, including New York, London, Chicago, The Netherlands, Cairo, Jakarta, Gabon, Tokyo, Houston and West Texas.
Al was the consummate engineer, with a total understanding of all facets of the oil business. In addition to his professional expertise, he was a true friend to all who knew him. He will be remembered for his dry wit and sense of humor which always defused stressful situations and brought everyone back to reality.
After his early retirement and their move from Houston to New Braunfels, Al discovered and loved the Texas Hill Country. He would take short, impromptu trips down interesting looking, winding roads, talk with people, and sometimes wind up buying property in an area that appealed to him.
Al was a devoted husband, praising his wife Nancy for making their surroundings so beautiful because “she wants to make things better for people.”
Al was a member of the New Braunfels Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, active in the Knights of Columbus, state certified as an Ombudsman investigating elderly rights in nursing homes, and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Al is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Nancy Picone Cronen; daughter Elizabeth Cronen Soha and sons Allan Jr. and Christopher Cronen; loving grandchildren Matthew McNabb, Sean and Alexander Cronen; and dear sister Barbara Cronen Meinert.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until 9 p.m. The family will be present from 4 p.m. Monday to greet friends. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at the Zoeller Funeral Home. Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels, with entombment to follow in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Mausoleum.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Al’s memory be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School Scholarship Fund, 386 N. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, Texas, 78130 or Mission of Divine Mercy at 386 N. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, Texas, 78130.
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GOMEZ
Jose DeJesus Gomez of New Braunfels passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at his residence at the age of 47 years.
Mr. Gomez worked for the City of New Braunfels for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, Janie Martinez Gomez; son, Ricky Gomez; daughter, Andrea Gomez; father, Ignacio Gomez Sr.; stepmother, Santos Gomez; brothers, Ignacio Gomez Jr. and his wife, Luisa, Herculano Gomez, Alfonso Gomez and his wife, Atanacia, Juan Gomez and his wife, Lupe; sisters, Rebeca Gomez Sierra and her husband, Victor Sierra Sr., Olivia Gomez Navarro and her husband, Jesse Navarro Sr.
His mother, Raquel Gomez, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be Juan Sierra Jr., Victor Sierra Jr., Jesse Navarro Jr., Alfonso Gomez Jr., Aldo Gomez and David Gomez. Robert Gonzales will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 2, 2003 at Zoeller Funeral Home.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2003 at Zoeller Funeral Home.
The funeral procession will depart Zoeller Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2003 for a 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with burial to follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.
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AGUILAR
Services for Guadalupe “Lupe” Aguilar, 63, of Lawton were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Steverson Funeral Home Chapel in Anadarko.
Aguilar was born Sept. 19, 1939, in New Braunfels, Texas, to Vidal and Felipa (Cantu) Aguilar and passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, in Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.
Mr. Aguilar grew up in the rural Binger/Gracemont area and attended schools at Binger, Gracemont and at St. Patricks Mission. He did farm work until he entered the U.S. Army on Sept. 2, 1956. As a member of the Fourth Army 25th Infantry Division, he served in Vietnam, wher ehe earned the Purple Heart and a VSM with Bronze Star, the Combet Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal and many other medals and ribbons. He had attained the rank of Sergeant when his injuries forced him into disability retirement.
He lived in Gracemont until 1971 when he moved to lawton. He made his home there since that time. Mr. Aguilar liked to restore old cars. He played the guitar and was a big fan of George Jones. He was the nephew of Manuel Cantu and his wife, Kika of New Braunfels.


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