Carlos Hernandez, 32, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at STCC in
McAllen. Mr. Hernandez had been employed with Mu¤iz Security and
Investigation since 1989.
He is survived by his wife, San Juanita Hernandez of La Joya; one son,
Carlos Fernando Hernandez, Jr. of La Joya; one sister, Marina Hernandez
of La Joya and three nephews.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 1998 at Flores Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at St. Mary
Magdalene Catholic Church in Abram. Burial will follow at Abram Cemetery.
Flores Funeral Home of Mission is in charge of arrangements.
Tomas Garza Sr.
Rio Grande City
Tomas Garza Sr., 76, of Rio Grande City, Texas, died Wednesday, Jan.
14, 1998, at the McAllen Medical Center in McAllen.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Alicia Salinas of Rio Grande City;
six sons, Juan Manuel Garza, Samuel Garza, both of Rio Grande City, Anselmo
Garza of Mission, Tomas Garza Jr., Jose Hector Garza Sr. and Rolando Garza,
all of Rio Grande City; seven daughters, Lydia C. Barrera of Houston, Blanca
E. Alvarez of Grand Prairie, Texas, Amelia G. Zazueta, Elda G. Barrera,
Francisca G. Garza, Maria Alicia Garza and Nelba Garza, all of Rio Grande
City; three brothers, Pedro Garza Ramirez, Abundio Garza and Fernando Garza,
all of Mexico; one sister, Wenceslada Gutierrez of Mexico; and numerous
grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 1998, with a
7 p.m. rosary. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at
the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rio Grande City. Burial will
follow at Rio Grande City Cemetery.
Sanchez Funeral Home in Rio Grande City is in charge of arrangements.
Maria Del Carmen Munoz
Maria Del Carmen Munoz, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, after a
lengthy illness at McAllen Nursing Center.
Carmen was born in Mission, Texas on July 16, 1913.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Anastacio and Eliza H. Munoz;
two sisters, Elida Munoz and Adelaida Hinojosa; two brothers, Hermilo Munoz
and Leonel Munoz. She is survived by one brother, Lauro Munoz and wife,
Tula of Edinburg; two nieces, Imelda Munoz Moreno and Sylvia Munoz; two
nephews, Xavier L. Munoz and Rolando R. Munoz.
Carmen was a resident of Edinburg, where she owned and operated Carmen's
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 1998, at Ceballos-Diaz
Funeral Home in Edinburg. The family will be receiving friends from 1 to
6 p.m. Mass will be recited at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial
Gardens in McAllen.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home
Maria De Jesus Lozano
Maria De Jesus Lozano, 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at McAllen
She is survived by two daughters, Marianela Rios of Houston and Norma
Ramos of Edinburg; three sons, Rodolfo Lozano Jr. of Connecticut, Israel
Lozano of Dallas, Norberto Lozano of Austin; two brothers, Ramiro Guerra
of Mexico, Victor Guerra of Mexico; one sister, Minerva Guerra of Chicago;
and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 1998, with a 7 p.m. rosary
at Skinner Silva Funeral Home in Edinburg. Funeral Mass will be 9:45 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg with
burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Edinburg.
Skinner-Silva Funeral Home of Edinburg is in charge of arrangements.
Dionisia H. Leija
Dionisia H. Leija, 84 passed away Thursday morning at her residence,
January 15, 1998. She was born on November 27, 1913 in Yorktown, Texas
and lived most of her life in Edcouch.
She is survived by her husband, Alvaro Leija Sr. of Edcouch; four sons,
Alvaro Leija Jr. of Aurora, Ill., Juan Jose Leija and Jose H. Leija, both
of Edinburg and Reynaldo Leija of Edcouch; five daughters, Rosa Del Toro
of Edcouch, Evelia Torres of Weslaco, Juanita Cavazos of Selma, Ca., Teodora
Navarro of Edcouch and Elisa Alonso of Weslaco; one brother, Heriberto
Herrera of Donna; five sisters, Emma Guajardo of Cochela, Ca., Carolina
Mendoza, Elisa Casarez, Ernestina Tamez and Cruz Bustamante, all of Donna;
26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 1998, at Guerra
Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
17, 1998, at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Highland
Memorial Park in Weslaco.
Pallbearers will be Raul Leija, Aniceto Alonzo Jr., Juan Jose Leija
Jr., Juan Navarro Jr., Reynaldo Leija Jr., and Ricardo Cavazos.
Arrangements are under the direction of Guerra Funeral Home in Elsa.
Mr. D.V. Guerra Sr.
Mr. D. V. Guerra Sr., 93, died Thursday, Jan. l5, 1998, at Edinburg
Regional Hospital. D.V. was born on the Charco Largo Ranch in Starr County
and was a longtime Valley rancher. He moved to McAllen in 1910 from Starr
County. He attended St. Mary's University, which was formerly known as
St. Louis College.
Mr. Guerra was the patriarch of the pioneer Guerra Family. Active in
the community, he was president of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce in 1966
and was the ``Man of the Year'' in 1964.
He was one of the founders of the Friendship Caravan that the Chamber
still sponsors, and was active on many chamber committees. He was also
the chairman of the International Relations Committee and traveled with
the chamber on many caravans. D.V. was also on the Board of Regents of
Pan American University, the State Housing Commission and was a director
of American Capitol Life Insurance Company.
D.V. was a director of the American Brahma Breeders Association, a
member of the Cattlemen's Association, the Texas Farm Bureau and the Screwworm
Eradication Program. He was a director of Valley Federal Savings and the
First National Bank (now Texas Commerce Bank).
Mr. Guerra was a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus and a member of the
Woodsmen of the World. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church
He is survived by his wife, Braulia Guerra of Edinburg; two sons, D.V.
Guerra Jr. and his wife Carmen, and Jaime R. Guerra, all of Edinburg; four
grandsons, D.V. Guerra III of Temple, Texas, Jose E. Guerra of Linn, Texas,
Ricardo E. Guerra of McAllen and Luis J. Guerra of Albuquerque, NM; two
granddaughters, Mari Carmen McDermott of San Diego, Texas, and Martha L.
Arteaga of San Antonio, Texas; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 16, 1998, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 306 S. 15th St. in McAllen. Funeral Mass will be
at 9:30 am Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Entombment
will follow at Roselawn Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to
Pan American Round Table Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Robert Crane, Rt. 2,
Box 2221, McAllen, Texas 78504.
Services were entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen.
JUAN MANUEL DE LEON JR.
MISSION -- Juan Manuel de Leon Jr., 52, passed away Thursday, June
25, 1998, at McAllen Medical Center. John was born in Mission on Dec. 28,
1945. He attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School prior to his graduation
from St. Anthony's Seminary in San Antonio in 1964. He received his B.A.
degree from UT-Pan American.
He owned and operated Roper's Inc. of Mission for more than 20 years.
He was a teacher at Mission Ninth Grade Campus where he specialized in
mathematics and technology.
John was preceded in death by his father, Juan M. de Leon in 1989.
Survivors are his wife of 30 years, Aurora; his three daughters, Marissa
Yvette, Lucila Andrea and Ilsa Anid de Leon of Mission; his mother, Guadalupe
de Leon Longoria (Armando) of Mission; a sister, Mary Helen Salinas (Jesus)
of Dallas; two half-brothers, Ruben and Ricardo Montelongo; and a half-sister,
San Juanita Montelongo.
John was an active member of American Legion Post 93 of Mission and
a former member of La Lomita Lions Club and Mission Rotary Club. He served
in the U.S. Army Reserve during the Vietnam conflict. He devoted his time
to charitable causes to benefit the children of the Mission school district,
church organizations and various community organizations.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Virgil Wilson Mortuary
of Mission. A prayer service was held Friday, June 26, 1998, at 8 p.m.
at Virgil Wilson. Funeral service will be held today Saturday, June 27,
1998, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission.
Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Ricardo Barrera, Clemente Barrera, George Davis,
Lupe Gonzalez, Fernando Pe¤a and Roy Valadez. Pete Haring, Omar
de la Rosa, Orlando Farias, Robert Carter, Robert Crane, Jesus Salinas
and members of American Legion Post 93 are honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a scholarship fund: Mission
Ninth Grade Campus, John de Leon Scholarship, 1201 Bryce, Mission, Texas
MARIA ELENA ALCANTAR
MISSION -- Maria Elena Alcantar, 41, died Wednesday, June 24, 1995,
at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. She was born in Durango, Mexico, and
had lived in the Valley for 20 years. She was a self-employed contractor
in design homes.
Survivors include two daughters, Adriana Alcantar and Paula Alcantar,
both of Mission; her mother, Alicia Vargas Martinez of Alamo; four sisters,
Maria Trevi¤o and Rosario Martinez, both of Alamo, and Leonor Martinez
and Leticia Alonso, both of Donna; and three brothers, Gerardo Martinez
of McAllen and Moises Martinez and Jorge Martinez, both of Donna.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. today, Saturday, June 27,
1998, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Kreidler Funeral Home
on N. 10th Street in McAllen. Rosaries will be recited both evenings at
7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday,
June 29, 1998, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in McAllen. Burial
will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home in
ELEANOR J. MORTENSEN
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Eleanor J. Mortensen, 72, of Corpus Christi died
Wednesday June 24, 1998, at a local hospital.
Eleanor was born July 25, 1925, in Houston. She was a graduate of Weslaco
High School and Texas A&I in Kingsville. She started working for the
Corpus Christi Caller-Times in 1947. She began as a journalist and
later had her own column ''Around Town.''
She is survived by two sisters, Vera Virginia McManus of Port O'Connor
and Clara McKnight of Irving; two nieces, Barbara M. Jordan of Corpus Christi
and Sandy M. Rathjen of Brownsville; six nephews, Steve McManus of Victoria,
Ronnie and Mark McManus, both of Austin, H. Bryan McKnight of Coppell,
Jeff McKnight of Irving and Jens H. Mortensen Jr. of Edinburg; 14 great-nieces
and nephews; and four great-great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place from noon until 9 p.m. today, Saturday June
27, 1998, with family receiving relatives and friends from 4 until 6 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 1998, at the
First Christian Church on Santa Fe with the Rev. Don Tuttle officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, 1998, at
Restlawn Cemetery in La Feria.
The family request donations be made to the First Christian Church
or the American Heart Association.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cage-Mills Funeral
Directors, 1001 Second Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78404.
BERTHA H. HIDALGO
MISSION -- Bertha H. Hidalgo, 73, died Friday, June 26, 1998, at Mission
Hospital. Born in General Trevi¤o, N.L., Mexico, she was a homemaker
and had lived in Mission since 1955.
Mrs. Hidalgo is survived by three sons, Arturo (Rosario) Hidalgo, Carlos
(Lupita) Hidalgo and Ricardo (Irma) Hidalgo, all of Houston; two daughters,
Myrna (Paul) Rodriguez of Mission and Lorena (Barry) Jackson of Dallas;
nine grandchildren; two brothers, Conrado Hinojosa of Guadalajara, Mexico,
and Hiram Hinojosa of General Trevi¤o, Mexico; and three sisters,
Raquel H. Jasso, Elda H. Cardenas and Elvira H. Madrigal, all of Monterrey,
Mrs. Hidalgo was preceded in death by her husband, Arturo Hidalgo,
on Dec. 16, 1997.
Visitation will take place from 1-9 p.m. today, Saturday, June 27,
1998, and 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Virgil Wilson Mortuary. Prayer
service will be held at 7 p.m. today, Saturday, June 27, 1998. Funeral
service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 1998, at El Mesias Methodist
Church. The Rev. Robert L. Gomez of El Mesias Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Dr. Rodolfo Canales, Carlos de la Garza, Sabas Sandoval,
Alejandro Guevara, Carlos Alanis and A.E. (Tony) Longoria.
Virgil Wilson Mortuary, 2200 N. Conway Ave, Mission, Texas, (956) 585-2721,
is in charge of arrangements.
ANA (ANITA) FLORES
McALLEN -- Ana (Anita) Flores, 72, entered into eternal rest Thursday,
June 25, 1998, at Comfort House in McAllen. Born in McAllen, Mrs. Flores
was a homemaker.
Mrs. Flores is survived by her husband, Stanley Keller of McAllen;
two daughters, Juanita H. Butanda of Mission and Lilia Anes Rodriguez of
McAllen; two brothers, Alfredo Flores of McAllen and Antonio Perez of Rockport,
Ill.; a sister, Olivia Flores of Aurora, Ill.; six grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Flores was preceded in death by a sister, Celia F. Torres, and
a nephew, Hilario Torres Jr.
Viewing and visitations for Mrs. Flores will take place from 1-9 p.m.
today, Saturday, June 27, 1998, and from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, June 28,
1998, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. at Ceballos Funeral Home in McAllen.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday, June 29, 1998, at St.
Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in McAllen. Burial will follow at La
Piedad Cemetery in McAllen.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Ceballos Funeral
Home of McAllen.
JACOB G. RATHMELL
ZAPATA -- Judge Jacob G. Rathmell, 73, died June 23, 1998, at Mercy
Regional Medical Center, in Laredo.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24th, 1998, at Rose Garden
Funeral Home, 2102 U.S. Hwy. 83 in Zapata.
Hours for visitation were from 6-9 p.m. Thursday and 8-8:45 a.m. Friday,
June 26, 1998.
The funeral procession left Rose Garden Funeral Home at 8:45 a.m. Friday
June 26, 1998, for a 9 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
in Zapata. The Rev. Colm Mulligan was celebrant. Committal services followed
at Zapata County Cemetery in Zapata.
Mr. Rathmell was preceded in death by his parents, John Rathmell and
Celia Cuellar Rathmell, and two sons, John I. Rathmell and James Rathmell.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Maria G. Rathmell;
children, Maricela (Arturo) Volpe, Jacob (Carmen) Rathmell Jr., Patricia
Rathmell, Graciela Rathmell, Ella (Jorge) Gonzalez, John Rathmell, Joe
(Gina) Rathmell and Sara Rathmell; grandchildren, John Carlos (Ana Lamar)
Volpe, Triana Volpe, Jorge Gonzalez Jr., James Gonzalez, Kristina Rathmell,
Jacob P. Rathmell, Robert Rathmell, Gabriela Rathmell and Celia Rathmell;
a great-granddaughter, Alegra Lamar Volpe; and numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.
Judge Rathmell was a lifelong resident of Zapata.
He had a distinguished career of community service beginning with military
service in 1943 when he served in World War II in the U.S. Army 13th Armored
Division for which he received the Purple Heart. After returning from the
war, he served as Zapata County executive director for the Agriculture
Soil Conservation Service Office of the USDA for 20 years. He has served
on numerous community boards including director of the South Texas Development
Council, director of Hebbronville Auction, president of the Zapata County
Fair, president of the Zapata School Board, director of the Zapata National
Bank, commander of American Legion Post 496, president of the Zapata County
Chamber of Commerce and member of the Lions and Optimist clubs of Zapata.
He was recognized as Rancher of the Year by Borderfest of Laredo in 1993,
named as parade marshal of the Zapata County Fair, named Man of the Year
in 1980 by the /Zapata County News/}, given the Community Builder Award
by the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas (Lodge 1402) on Oct. 27, 1992. In 1984
he received the Friends of Education Award for his contributions to teachers
In 1974, he was elected Zapata County judge, an office which he held
for three terms until his retirement in 1986. After his retirement, he
dedicated his time to the things he loved most -- his family, his friends
and his ranch.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rose Garden Funeral
Home, 2101 Hwy. 83, Zapata.
WESLACO -- Leonila Valero, 71, passed away Nov. 30, 1998, at Knapp Medical
Center in Weslaco. She was born on Feb. 1, 1927, in Pearsall, Texas, and
resided in Weslaco. She is survived by her husband, Melquiades Valero;
her children, Odila Ruben Diaz, Jesus Maria Valero, Emma Caesar Villarreal,
Saul Alma Valero, Esequel Rosa Maria Valero, Armando Martha Valero, Hector
Mary Valero, Aida Valero and Gloria Rodolfo Valero Sanchez; and 16 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jose Angel Valero.
Rosary was 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at McCaleb Funeral Home
Chapel. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, Dec. 3, 1998, at St. Pius
X Catholic Church in Weslaco. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial
Park. Pallbearers will be her sons, and grandson Ruben G. Diaz.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCaleb Funeral Home
VALERIE McLAMORE TEVIS
McALLEN -- Valerie McLamore Tevis died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at
McAllen Medical Center. She was born Sept. 9, 1909, in Roundtimbers, Texas,
Baylor County, to Dr. and Mrs. Julian T. McLamore. Her maternal grandfather,
John Wesley Stevens, was the first permanent settler of Baylor County.
Her husband, John Felix Tevis, died in 1958.
Mrs. Tevis graduated from Seymour High School and received a B.A. in
Music Cum Laude from Texas Christian University. She was an elementary
teacher in the school districts of Bomarton, Seymour, Port Arthur, Wichita
Falls and Valley View Hidalgo County, as well as at Our Lady of Sorrows
in McAllen. She retired from teaching in 1984.
In Wichita Falls, Mrs. Tevis was active in the Christian Women's Fellowship
of the First Christian Church, serving as president. She was also a member
of United Church Women, Women's Forum, 1934 Study Club and CA Chapter of
Mrs. Tevis moved to McAllen in 1970. In the Rio Grande Valley, she
was active in St. Clair's Guild, Women of the Church and the Altar Guild
of Trinity Episcopal Church of Pharr. She served as Recording Secretary
of DV Chapter of PEO in McAllen. She was a member of Daughters of the Confederacy
and Daughters of the Republic of Texas. In 1984, she was awarded the ''Teacher
of the Year'' Award by the Valley View I.S.D.
She is survived by a daughter, Dr. Martha Tevis, of Edinburg, Texas.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Trinity
Episcopal Church in Pharr, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests
that donations be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 692, Pharr,
Texas 78577, or to a favorite charity of choice.
Services were entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home, Inc.
ARTURO M. MARTINEZ
LAREDO -- Arturo M. Martinez walked hand in hand with the Lord in Austin,
Texas, at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, after a long and courageous
battle with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his beloved father, Jose B. Martinez, mother
Maria Ayala Martinez, and brother Oscar Martinez.
He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Dolores M. Martinez of
Laredo, Texas; three proud sons, Arturo M. Martinez Jr. and his wife Michelle
Martinez of Austin, Texas, Rene J. Martinez of Houston, Texas, and Marco
A. Martinez of Austin, Texas; two ''apple of his eyes'' grandchildren,
Kassandra and Josef Martinez, both of Austin, Texas; his sisters and brothers,
Rafaela, Luisa, Maria Lydia and Raul Martinez of McAllen, Texas, Jose A.
Martinez and his wife Maria Del Refugio of Pharr, Texas; and all of their
children and grandchildren, George and Karen Martinez of California Kimberley
and Kevin, Sylvia and Dr. George Moreng of Kansas Kate Louise, Luis and
Pat Martinez of Oregon Anya and John, Roger and Jean Martinez of San Antonio
Sean Thorton, Teresa Martinez of Pharr, Texas, and Carmen L. and Ken Golden
of Dallas, Texas, who are temporarily assigned in Norway.
After Mr. Martinez graduated from high school, he and his brother ''Pepe''
attended Texas A&M.
He said the best things about going to A&M were going with his
brother, the traditions, all the friends he made, being in the Corps of
Cadets, all the adventures he had during the school breaks, and all of
the hitchhiking he did going to A&M from the Valley something his grandfather
did not like.
After two years, he enlisted in the Army and was selected for the Aviation
Cadet Training School. Unfortunately, his eyesight kept him on the ground
and he worked behind a desk ever since. He was stationed in various parts
of Europe and his favorite place was Hawaii -- something about ''grass
skirts and those coconuts.'' No matter where he was, his potato-peeling
He returned to the Valley to work as the accountant during the building
of Falcon Dam. Upon its completion, he moved to Laredo and became LFD's
company accountant. He met Dolores, a co-worker, who later became his wife
of 38 years. They raised three wonderful sons, but if he had known that
his granddaughter ''Kassita'' and grandson Josef were so much fun, he would
have had them first.
His last days and moments on this earth were spent in Austin surrounded
and cared for by his wife ''Lolita,'' his three sons Arturo, Rene and Marco,
daughter-in-law Michelle and grandchildren ''Kassita'' and Josef.
The family wishes to thank all of their friends for their support,
thoughts and most of all prayers during this past year. They also thank
the ENTIRE STAFF at Hospice Austin for the wonderful care, support and
prayers during their stay.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Dec. 3, 1998, at Kreidler
Funeral Home on North 10th Street, with the family present from 5-9 p.m.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday,
Dec. 4, 1998, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Burial will follow
at La Piedad Cemetery at the Martinez family plot.
Services were entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home, Inc.
MARJORIE EAKIN WOLFSHOL
ABILENE, Texas -- Marjorie Eakin Wolfshol, 87, died Tuesday, Nov. 24,
1998, at Hendrick Hospital in Abilene, Texas.
Services were Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at North's Funeral Home Chapel
in Abilene, with the Rev. Mike Chancellor officiating. Grave-side services
were at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen on Nov. 30, with the Rev. Bill
Mrs. Wolfshohl was born in the Black Oak Community in Hopkins Co.,
Texas, where she grew up. She was the widow of John Eakin, whom she married
in 1929. She married Edgar Wolfshohl in 1973 in McAllen, Texas. She worked
for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co in McAllen for 27 years until retiring
in 1975. She moved to Abilene in 1995 from McAllen and was a member of
the Telephone Pioneers of American and The First Baptist Church in McAllen.
Survivors include her husband, of Mission; two sons, Bobbie Neal Eakin
of Whittier, Ca., and Keith Eakin of Corpus Christi; three stepdaughters,
Patsy Bortness of San Antonio, Joyce Hall and Mary Johnson, both of McAllen;
one sister, Sybil Morris of Abilene; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial may be sent to Hendrick Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1922, Abilene,
EDINBURG -- Maria Hinojosa, age 72, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 1998,
in Edinburg, Texas.
She is survived by her husband, Eliseo Hinojosa of Edinburg; children,
Thomas Hinojosa Carmen, Nelda I. Garza Alberto, David L. Hinojosa Sylvia,
Lydia Rodriguez Javier, Aminta Limas Rene, Eduardo M. Hinojosa Evelia,
Jose A. Hinojosa Cynthia, all of Edinburg, and Lori De Leon Daniel of Austin;
brothers, Alejandro Garza of Donna, Alfredo Garza of Wichita Falls, and
Pablo Garza of Dallas; sisters, Beatrice Lopez, Lydia Muehlburger and Alicia
Huerta, all of Edinburg; and 22 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pablo and Librada Garza;
a brother, Elias Garza; and two sisters, Estella Garza and Irene Garza.
Services were Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
in Eidnburg. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Edinburg.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in
SABAS MARTINEZ SR.
EDINBURG — Sabas Martinez Sr. was born on May 20, 1915, in Mexico to
the late Marcos and Felicitas Martinez. Mr. Martinez was a lifelong farmer
in agriculture. He entered eternal rest on Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at
Edinburg Regional Medical Center in Edinburg at the age of 83 years old.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eluteria Martinez in 1983; a
son, Isidro Martinez; and a brother, Apolonio Martinez.
He is survived by his loving family; sons, Gabino (Manuela) Martinez,
Luciano Martinez, Sabas (Irene) Martinez, Natalio (Irma) Martinez, Trinidad
(Manuela) Martinez and Alvaro (Margot) Martinez, all of Edinburg, and Ramiro
Martinez of Clute; daughters, Alicia Martinez and Irma Martinez, both of
Edinburg; a brother, Hipolito Martinez of Edinburg; 27 grandchildren; and
Visitation will continue on Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, from 1 to 7 p.m.
at Gonzalez Funeral Home Chapel of Peace in Edinburg. A holy rosary will
be prayed at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be on Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, with
a departure from the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian
burial at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg. Burial services will
follow to Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Edinburg.
Marcos Martinez, Eloy Martinez, Nicolas Martinez, Trinidad Martinez,
Jaime Martinez and Rolando Martinez will have the distinguished honor to
serve as pallbearers.
Funeral services are being directed by Gonzalez Funeral Home in Edinburg.
GUADALUPE C. OZUNA
MISSION — Guadalupe C. Ozuna, 77, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at her
residence in Mission. Beloved mother and grandmother lived in Mission all
her life and will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Ozuna was preceded in death by her husband, Fidel Ozuna, Sr. in
1982. She is survived by her daughters, Jesusita "Chuchi" (Glen) Jones
of Edinburg, Mary Fidela (Rey) Estrada, Dora (Ismael) Garza and Lili (Luis)
Villarreal, all of Mission, Zulema (Enrique) Medrano of Houston, Lucinda
"Lucy" (Ramiro) Gonzalez of Edinburg, Emma (Guadalupe) Sauceda of McAllen
and Guadalupe (Lucio) Flores of Sullivan City; three sons, Fidel Ozuna
Jr. and Ruben (Dalia) Ozuna, both of Edinburg, and Elias (Lydia) Lopez
Jr. of Alice; three sisters, Aurora Avila, Estefana Guerra and Apolonia
Moreno; four brothers, Eloy, Guillermo, Refunino and Alejo Clark; and 27
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. today, Sunday,
Jan. 31, 1999, at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Funeral mass
will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at St. John of the Fields
with Father Francisco Castillo officiating.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Virgil Wilson Mortuary
WESLACO — Quinn McManus, 84, former resident of Weslaco for many years,
died in Victoria on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, following a lengthy illness.
Mr. McManus is survived by his wife, Vera Mortensen McManus; three
sons, Steve of Victoria, Ronnie of Austin and Mark of Dripping Springs;
four grandsons; and one granddaughter.
Because of his life passion for fishing the Texas Gulf, the family
requests that memorials be made to the Coastal Conservation Association,
4801 Woodway, Suite #220W, Houston, Texas 77056, so the special privilege
and pleasure of fishing will be available for all the future generations.
No local services are scheduled at this time.
Arrangements are under the direction of McCaleb Funeral Home in Weslaco.
WILLIAM DALLAS KNEPPER
HOUSTON — William Dallas Knepper, 79, loving husband, father, grandfather
and friend, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at Bayou Manor in Houston, his
home since 1997. He was born in Kenosha, Wis. in 1919, and reared in Wilmette,
Mr. Knepper graduated from New Trier Township High School in Winnetka,
Ill., class of 1937. He received his degree in chemistry from Purdue University
in 1941. He was in the United States Navy, stationed in the South Pacific,
during World War II.
Mr. Knepper was a food technologist with Continental Can Company for
43 years, a resident of Houston since 1946, and a member of Central Presbyterian
Church for 48 years, where he was a deacon and an elder. He was a 50-year
member of the Institute of Food Technologists, and following retirement,
was a volunteer for Christian Community Service Center Food Pantry for
Mr. Knepper is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Betty Compere
Knepper. They were married May 1, 1948, in Weslaco. He is also survived
by a daughter, Kathryn K. Coffey and husband, Larry; a son, James A. Knepper
and wife, Susan; two grandchildren, Lindsey Anne and Eric Travis Knepper;
brother, Robert and wife, Anne Knepper of Evanston, Ill.; brother-in-law,
Robert Reeves and wife, Elizabeth Compere of McAllen; sister in-law, Willa
Compere of San Antonio; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call or visit Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive
in Houston, where the family will be present for visitation from 4 to 6
p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999. Graveside services and burial will be held
at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, followed
by a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 3788 Richmond
Ave., with the Rev. Guinn Blackwell-Eagleson officiating.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be given to Central
Presbyterian Church, 3788 Richmond Ave., Houston, Texas 77027.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Geo. H. Lewis &
Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, Houston, Texas 77057-2110.