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MISSION — Ella A. Mundine, 82, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Edinburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Paige on March 16, 1917, Mundine had lived in McAllen since 1949. She retired as assistant manager at Palace Cleaners in McAllen after 24 years of service. She also worked for Burris Cleaners for 14 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Marlene (Doyt) Hoyt of Mission, and Jimmie Sewell of McAllen; five grandchildren, Jim Sewell, Kathy Carr, Cheryl (Barry) Phelps, Michael (Jackie) Hoyt and Vickie Hoyt; and eight great-grandchildren, Ryan Sewell, Joshua Carpenter, Judson Carpenter, Nathan Mattlach, Luke Mattlach, Mike Mattlach, Crystal Hoyt and Jason Hoyt.
A private burial will be held at a later date.
She was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be deeply missed by those who knew her.
Virgil Wilson Mortuary in Mission is in charge of arrangements.

ALAMO — Jack A. Mitchell, 80, of Alamo Country Club, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital. He was born July l9, 1919, in Barberton, Ohio.
He retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. after 42 years as a design engineer in Barberton, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946, serving in the college ROTC program and in the Signal Corp.
After his retirement in 1982, he began his favorite hobby of woodworking. He is especially known for his crafting of pictures known as Intarsia. Another hobby was that of traveling, and he especially loved the several summers he spent in the state of Alaska, fishing in the streams and deep waters for the big ones.
He made the Valley his home in 1990. Mitchell was a member of Central Christian Church in McAllen and was especially proud to have been a member of MENSA.
He is survived by his wife of eight years, Joan; three sons, Joseph and Steven of Barberton, Ohio, and Thomas of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three step-children, Kenneth Schroder of Wichita Falls, Catherine Berg of Lawton, Okla., and Thomas Schroder of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister, Myra Pritchard of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Evelyn, in 1989; brother, Robert; and sister, Betty.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at 1 p.m. at Central Christian Church, Nolana and Main Street in McAllen. The family will greet friends in the fellowship hall following the service. A memorial and burial service will be held in Barberton, Ohio, at a later date.
Services were entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home, Inc. in McAllen. 

NOEL MARTINEZ
McALLEN — Noel Martinez, 64, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at his home in McAllen.
Mr. Martinez was born in San Juan and had lived in McAllen for 36 years. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Pharmacy in Austin and was a regional pharmacist for the Texas Department of Health Vendor Drug Program. Mr. Martinez was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharistic minister and lector for many years. He also was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Irene Martinez of McAllen; son, Noel Martinez II of Kingwood; sister, Emma Martinez, and brother, Roel Martinez, both of McAllen; and six nieces and three nephews.
A rosary will be recited today, Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at 7 p.m. at Kreidler Funeral Home on N. 10th Street. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Donna City Cemetery in Donna.
Memorial contributions may be made to Seminarian Education Fund, c/o Diocese of Brownsville, 1910 E. Elizabeth, Brownsville, TX 78520, or charity of choice.
Services were entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home, Inc. in McAllen. 

MARY AGNES RIEK
CORPUS CHRISTI — Mary Agnes Riek, 81, passed away in a local hospital on Monday, March 6, 2000. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, a very devoted wife and mother; and a member of Sons of Herman. She and her family were a pioneer family of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Corpus Christi. 
She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Andy Palowitch; and four sisters, Margaret Frenchick, Anna Finnigan, Marie Branham and Rose Ewing. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Louis J. Rick of Corpus Christi; her daughter, Patricia A. Riek of McAllen; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Schultz of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a nephew, David Ewing of Corpus Christi; two nieces, Margaret Ann Cybulla, of Trenton, Michigan, and Louise Wilson of Ocala, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Public visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a 6 p.m. rosary Friday, March 10, 2000, in Memory Gardens Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. A private entombment will follow in Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Corpus Christi. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Riek’s name to the charity of one’s choice. 
Memory Gardens Funeral Home in Corpus Christi is in charge of arrangements. 

MARIA E. MURPHY
McALLEN — Maria E. Murphy, 58, passed away March 1, 2000. 
She retired from the McAllen Independent School District after 24 years of service. 
She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Robert D. Murphy Sr.; and her two children, Robert D. Murphy Jr. and Denise Murphy; two sisters, Rosa Mary Olivarez and May Alice Jerez; two brothers, Daniel Garcia and Rene R. Jerez; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at De Leon Funeral Home in Pharr. 

CONSUELO (CHELO) V. MONREAL
WESLACO — Consuelo (Chelo) V. Monreal, 75, passed away Monday, March 6, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness. Born in Weslaco to Inocente and Guadalupe Vasquez, she had been a lifelong resident of Weslaco and a longtime member of San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Weslaco. She is survived by her husband, Pablo Monreal of Weslaco; daughters, Delma (Pete) Cardenas Sr., Isabel (Victor) Loya and Norma Patino, all of Weslaco; a son, Simon (Mage) Sepulveda of Yuma, Ariz. Also surviving are her sisters, Dora Garza of Weslaco, Aurelia Mata of Brownsville, Ernestina Gray of Santa Paula, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Chelo was preceded in death by her parents; grandsons, Raul Cardenas, in 1993 and Juan Simon Sepulveda, in 2000; and a brother, Pedro Vasquez, in 2000. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, March 9, 2000, at the McCaleb Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Weslaco. Interment will follow at the Weslaco City Cemetery in Weslaco. Pallbearers will be Pete Cardenas Jr., Charlie Cardenas, Joe Herrera Jr., Rolando Herrera, Roman Sepulveda and Andres Sepulveda.
Arrangements are under the direction of McCaleb Funeral Home in Weslaco. 

ROBERT JERRY 
SPORTSMAN
McALLEN — Robert Jerry Sportsman, 62, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen. He was born in Refugio, Texas and had been a McAllen resident since 1984.
Jerry was a general agent with American National Insurance Company and the owner of Sportsman Insurance Agency. He loved hunting, fishing and traveling throughout the western United States. His greatest joy was being with his family and friends. Jerry was an avid University of Texas Longhorns fan.
He is survived by his wife Norma of McAllen; daughter Roxie Sportsman of San Antonio, Texas; and his brother, Jack Thomas Sportsman, of Refugio, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Kreidler Funeral Home on North 10th Street in McAllen, and at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at First Baptist Church in Refugio, Texas. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Refugio, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 211 Daffodil, McAllen, Texas 78501 or to the American Heart Association, 4316 N. 10th Street, Suite #200, McAllen, Texas 78504.
Services were entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home, Inc. in McAllen.

RAUL TIJERINA JR.
BROWNSVILLE — Raul Tijerina Jr. of Brownsville, Texas, passed away March 6, 2000, in Houston, Texas, at Park Plaza Hospital. Mr. Tijerina was born Oct. 22, 1933, in Premont, Texas. 
Survivors include his wife, Hortensia C. Tijerina of Brownsville; sisters, Josefa T. Castellano of Brownsville and Maria Alicia T. Sanchez of Brownsville; six nephews; and seven nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raul Tijerina Sr.; his mother, Herlinda Canales Tijerina; and a sister, Eulalia T. Lozano. 
Mr. Tijerina was a local rancher, businessman, philanthropist, and member of the Canales and Tijerina Pioneer Ranching Families of South Texas. He was the owner of the “Rock R” Ranch in Linn/San Manuel, Texas. 
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was born in Premont, Texas, and moved to Brownsville, Texas, with his parents in 1946, at which time he enrolled in the secenth grade at St. Joseph Academy. He graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1953 and received his business administration degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. 
Mr. Tijerina was a founding member of the St. Joseph Academy Alumni Golf Tournament. He was also a member of the University of Texas-Brownsville Development Board, the Brownsville Literacy Center Board of Directors, the Texas State Board of Agriculture, and a past chairman of the Public Utilities Board. 
He was appointed by then-Gov. Preston Smith to serve on the Pan American University Board of Regents, and also served as past president of the Pan American Golf Association. He was a member of the South Texas Cattleman’s Association. 
Mr. Tijerina also served on the boards of directors of the First State Bank of Edinburg, The First National Bank of Brownsville, and Southmost Savings and Loan of Brownsville. 
Pallbearers will be Dr. Carlos A. Lozano, Raul C. Lozano, Henry Sanchez III, David J. Sanchez, Louis E. Sanchez, and Joe Michael Castellano. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Hagaar Jr., Earl Campbell, John Flannery, Carlos H. Cantu, Frank Yturria, Mike Hernandez, Nap Hernandez, Justo Barrientes Jr., E.E. Cardenas, Joe Chapa Sr., Luis Flores, Kika De La Garza, James McAllen, Rene Cardenas, Raul Besteiro, Omar Sanchez and State Senator Eddie Lucio. Special thanks to Dr. J. Fred Worth, Dr. Juan Martinez and the Marist brothers. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the St. Joseph Academy Scholarship Endowment Fund, 101 St. Joseph Drive, Brownsville, Texas 78520. 
Funeral service is at 4 p.m. today, March 9, 2000, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 1914 Barnard Rd., Brownsville, Texas. 
Darling Mouser Funeral home in Brownsville is in charge of arrangements. 

BRIANA CABRERA
WESLACO — Briana Cabrera, one month and 22 days old, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. She was born Jan. 15, 2000, in Weslaco. 
She is survived by her parents, Filiberto Jr. and Aracely Cabrera of Weslaco; her paternal grandparents, Filiberto Sr. and Carmen Cabrera of Weslaco; her maternal grandparents, Joel and Teresa Torres of Weslaco; her maternal great-grandmother, Elvira Munoz of Chicago, Ill.; her two brothers, Desi Torres and Filiberto Cabrera III, both of Weslaco; and numerous aunts and uncles. 
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, March 9, 2000, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Weslaco. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Weslaco. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Weslaco. 
Arrangements by Hawkins Funeral Home in Weslaco. 

ROBERTO G. ANZALDUA
GRANJENO — Roberto G. Anzaldua, 80, a lifelong resident of Granjeno, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at his residence. 
He is survived by his wife, Ana R. Anzaldua of Granjeno; two daughters, Beatriz (Leopoldo) Guzman of Patterson, Ca., and Lydia Garza of Donna, Texas.; one son, Roberto (Rosie) Anzaldua Jr. of Mission, Texas.; 12 grandchildren, Carmela, Veronica, Patricia, Javier, Franchesca, Yvette, Yvonne, Armando Jr., Priscilla, Christopher, Alysa and Stephanie; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. 
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, March 9, 2000, at Flores Chapel. A funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Granjeno at 10 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2000. Burial will follow at Granjeno Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Flores Funeral Home in Mission.

BARBARA JEAN LIBERTY BELL
PENITAS — Barbara Jean Liberty Bell, 64, died May 8, 2000, at her Penitas residence.
Mrs. Bell had lived in the Mission/McAllen area most of her life. She graduated from McAllen High School in 1953 and was a homemaker and helped run the family businesses.
Barbara was a charter and life member of Culpepper’s Angels, a division of the Confederate Air Force, Mission Junior Service League, Past Treasurer Texas Agri-Women, she held various offices Valley Agri-Women, Past officer in EY Chapter of PEO, board member of Hidalgo County Catillion, and board member of various private corporations.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Bell of Penitas; two sons, Tom and (Suzann) Bell of Mission and Bob Bell of Penitas; a daughter, Jeannette and (John) Womack of Kingsville, Texas; a sister, Aggie McLaughlin of Devine, Texas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, David, in 1978; her father, E.J. Liberty, in 1970; and her mother, Thelma Haywood, in 1990.
Visitation was held from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today, May 10, 2000, at the First Presbyterian Church in Mission. Officiating will be the Rev. Don Owens of First Presbyterian Church in Mission. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.
Pallbearers will be Rob Walker, Doug Bell, Tom Bell, Brad Womack, T.J. Womack and Roger Bell.
The family suggests that memorials be sent to the Agri-Women Scholarship Fund, Route 1 Box 235, Donna, Texas 78537.
Arrangements are handled by Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.

B.R. BECKER
WESLACO — B.R. Becker, 82, died Thursday, May 4, 2000 at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. B.R. was born in Big Timber, Montana, grew up in Franklin, Nebraska and was in business in Salina, Kansas for 25 years. He had been a Valley resident for 26 years.
B.R. was an entrepreneur and philanthropist who owned and operated a warehouse business. While serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he was a member of the 325th Fighter Group known as the “Checkertail Clan.”
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Elks Club and the Disabled American Veterans. B.R. was also a Mason and a member of the Shrine Club. He was active in the Rotary Club and had been a past interim president. He belonged to the First Presbyterian Church in Weslaco where he served as an elder.
B.R. is survived by his children, Harry L. Becker of Lakewood, CO, Marjorie A. Clopine Porter of Wayne, NE, Donna Lewis of Buffalo, NY and Nelson Clopine of Alamo, Texas; nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lavern in 1995.
B.R. was cremated and his cremains will be buried in Franklin County Cemetery in Nebraska. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2000 at the First Presbyterian Church, 706 S. Iowa in Weslaco. Pastor Cameron Harkness will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Weslaco Rotary Club, P.O. Box 394, Weslaco, Texas 78596, Attn: J.D. Martinez, President; Su Casa de Esperanza, Inc., Box 1333, Pharr, Texas 78577; or to the Salvation Army, 1600 N. 23rd, McAllen, Texas 78501.
Services were entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home, Inc. in McAllen.

CARMEN QUINTANILLA
SAN JUAN — Carmen Quintanilla, 47, of San Juan, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at McAllen Medical Center.
Born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Ms. Quintanilla had lived in San Juan for most of her life. She was a restorative aide at Las Palmas Health Care Center in McAllen and a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Parish in San Juan.
Ms. Quintanilla is survived by her husband, Ramiro Quintanilla, of San Juan; two sons, Jorge Luis (Oneida) Arciniega and Ramiro Quintanilla Jr., both of San Juan; her parents, Tomas and Teofila De Leon, of Reynosa, Tamps., Mexico; a granddaughter, Allison Arciniega, of San Juan; two brothers, Jose Cruz (Herminia) De Leon, and Jose Luis (Dolores) De Leon, both of Reynosa, Tamps., Mexico; and four sisters, Margarita (John) Price, of Minnesota, Guadalupe (Javier) Solis, of Lawton, Oklahoma, Oralia (Tony) Hernandez, of San Juan, and Martha (Yared) Alvarado, of Pharr; and her loving best friend, Cris.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. today, May 10, 2000, with a 7 p.m. rosary at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in San Juan. 
The funeral service will take place Thursday, May 11, 2000, at 2 p.m., at St. John The Baptist Catholic Parish in San Juan. 
Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.
Ms. Quintanilla was always smiling and in a very good mood. Her first priority was loving and caring for the elderly. 
She was well-loved by her husband, family, and friends.
Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.

C.R. WALKER
MISSION — C.R. Walker, 70, loving husband and a devoted father, passed away unexpectedly at home in Mission Sunday evening May 7, 2000. A longtime resident of the community, he is survived by his wife, Joy; one son, James Walker of Austin; one daughter, Doris Walker of South Padre Island; a sister, Rosemary Birch of Alamo; and a brother, J.W. Walker of Raymondville.
After graduation from Raymondville High School, Mr. Walker served his country in Korea as a member of the 224thTank Company, 40th Division. He was involved in farming in the Rio Grande Valley for many years. Since their retirement, C.R. and Joy traveled extensively around the country. He will be missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of a funeral, a gathering to honor his memory will be held Thursday, May 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home Family Center.
Arrangements under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.

JOYCE SCHWINDT FRERKING
WESLACO — Joyce Schwindt Frerking, 87, a longtime resident and member of a Weslaco pioneer family, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, following a lengthy illness. Joyce was born December 18, 1912, in Highland, Kansas. Along with her parents, Louis and Sarah Schwindt, she came to the Valley in November of 1918. Mr. Schwindt bought 40 acres of land from the W.E. Stewart Land Co. north of what would later become the town of Weslaco. Joyce attended grammar school at Ebony Heights until Weslaco came into being. she then attended Weslaco schools — grammar, junior high and high school — and graduated valedictorian of her high school class. Joyce then attended Edinburg Jr. College and Kingsville A&I College, from which she graduated with a BBA and a teaching certificate. She taught for one year in Santa Rosa and then for many years in the Weslaco High School business department.
In September 1944, Joyce married the late Louis Lawrence Frerking who had come to the Valley with his family in 1939 to farm. Besides being a farmer and citrus grower, Lawrence was employed by the water district and ran the pumping station north of Weslaco for many years. Joyce was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Weslaco. Her parents were among the original 40 or so which began the church. She was a member of the choir, taught children’s Sunday school and vacation bible school for many, many years. She was also church librarian, a member of the United Methodist Women and the Wesleyans.
Joyce is survived by two daughters, Sara Jo Burns (Percy) of Charlotte, N.C. and Clara Lu Parry and (Jeff) Parry of Duluth, Ga.; and seven grandchildren, Tim, Peter, Daniel and Deborah Burns and Jason, Jennifer and Julianne Parry.
Joyce resided at John Knox Village. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Lawrence Frerking, who passed away in 1995.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today, May 10, 2000, at the First United Methodist Church in Weslaco with the Rev. Myron Ricketts Pastor officiating. Interment will then follow at Highland Memorial Park in Weslaco.
Arrangements are under the direction of McCaleb Funeral Home in Weslaco. 

ELOISA HERNANDEZ
MISSION — Eloisa Hernandez, 79, passed on to be with our Lord on May 8, 2000, at Mission Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luis Hernandez in June of 1993; her parents, Manuel and Sofia Paderes; one sister, Lilia de Luna; and a grandson, Joey Martinez on Feb. 14, 1996.
She is survived by four sons, Ismael (Socorro G.) Hernandez and Noe (Benita G.) Hernandez of Mission, Jose Luis (Sylvia G.) Hernandez of Penitas and Freddy (Angelica O.) Hernandez of Abram; two daughters, Elsie (Nieves) Martinez and Rosalba (Rudy) Martinez of Palmview; one brother, Manuel (Ofelia) Paderes of Houston; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A rosary was held Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Flores Chapel. Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. today, May 10, 2000, at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abram. Burial will follow at Abram Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Ismael Hernandez, Jr., Johnny Martinez, George Martinez, Nicholas E. Hernandez, Enoch D. Hernandez and Omar G. Hernandez. Honorary pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Nieves Martinez and Rudy Martinez; brother, Manuel Paderes; nephew, Roberto de Luna; brother-in-law, Domingo Cantu; and uncle, Antonio Sandoval.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Flores Funeral Home in Mission.

IRMA GARCIA MALDONADO
PHARR — Irma G. Maldonado, age 71, passed away Monday, May 8, 2000, at McAllen Medical Center.
Mrs. Maldonado worked as a waitress for 27 years in downtown McAllen and at the Chung Mei Kitchen Restaurant in Pharr. Additionally, she was self-employed as a secretarial accountant up until she became disabled. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Pharr; she also served in the Ladies Auxilary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in McAllen. In her earlier years, she sang with her brother, Marcelo O. Garcia and performed in plays written by her mother, Isabel Garcia in theatres in downtown McAllen.
She was preceded in death by her children, Jose Luis Maldonado and Carmelita Maldonado, her parents, Marcelo and Isabel Garcia; brothers and sisters, Juanito Garcia, Manuel Garcia, Marcelo O. Garcia and Blanca Castaneda.
She is survived by her son, Daniel O. Maldonado of Edinburg, daughters, Liz Redding of Houston, Rosa Maldonado of McAllen, Silvia M. Dennett of Hidalgo, Linda Mata of Houston, and Gracie M. Muñoz of Pharr, brother, Ramiro Garcia of San Juan, sisters, Pauline Prieto of Corpus Christi, Lucy Noyola of Corpus Christi, and Noelia Cantu of McAllen, grandchildren, Michael R. Rutledge, Hector Ramirez, Jr., Robert Ramirez, Melinda De La Cruz, Jennifer C. Thompson, Noah Dennett, Joshua A. Dennett, Robin A. Treviño, and Daniel O. Maldonado II; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today, May 10, 2000 at Skinner Silva Funeral Home Chapel on West Sam Houston in Pharr with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, May 11, 2000, at 4 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish in San Juan. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.
Funeral services are entrusted to the care of Skinner Silva Funeral Home of Pharr.

MILDRED FRANCIS RIGSBY ATKINSON
CONROE — Mildred Francis Rigsby Atkinson, 77, passed away Aug. 8, 2000, in Conroe. 
Daughter of Prentice and Hettie Cox Rigsby, Mildred was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Browndale, Texas.
She was an employee of Moran Gas Company for over 25 years.
Mildred had been a resident of Conroe since 1934 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Groceville.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Myron W. Atkinson; daughter, Carolyn Musgrove and her husband, Marvin, of Conroe; son, Bruce Atkinson and his wife Judy of Conroe; and daughter, Mary Beth McCarthy and husband, Michael, of McAllen, Texas; grandchildren, Mike Musgrove, Joe Musgrove, Beverly Musgrove, Emily Atkinson, Daniel Atkinson, Catherine McCarthy, Colin McCarthy, and Conor McCarthy; and great-grandchildren, Demi and Cody Musgrove. 
She is also survived by sisters Marie Smith of Conroe and Colleen Duke of Snyder, Texas.
Her funeral services were held Friday August 11, 2000, at the Metcalf Funeral Home in Conroe with the Rev. Ron Vickers and the Rev. G.W. Niederhofer officating.
Interment followed at Conroe Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Musgrove, Joe Musgrove, Marvin Musgrove, Colin McCarthy, Conor McCarthy, and Michael McCarthy. 
Honorary pallbearers were David Smith, Mike Smith, Gene Smith, Daniel Atkinson, and Lloyd “Blackie” Meador.
Mildred will be remembered for her generosity, her kindness, and love for her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

RAMIRO MUÑOZ
McALLEN — Rammer Muñoz, 71, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at a local hospital. He was born in Hualahuises, Nuevo León, Mexico, on July 22, 1929.
Mr. Munoz is survived by his wife, Elvira Muñoz, of McAllen; children Rosa E. (Noe) Ocanas, McAllen, Angie (Ramiro) Garcia, Pharr, Nelly (Baldemar) Garcia, McAllen, Ramiro (Dora) Munoz, McAllen, Gloria (Jose Luis) Galindo, McAllen, Janie (George) Galindo, Pharr; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Aug. 16, 2000, at noon at Rivera Funeral Home Chapel, McAllen. 
Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 5413 S. McColl Road.
Pallbearers will be Noe Ocanas, Ramiro Garcia, Baldemar Garcia, Ramiro Muñoz, Jose Luis Galindo, and George Galindo.
Services are under the direction of Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen.

ADAN PEREZ
GRULLA — Adan Perez, 74, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at the Starr County Memorial Hospital of Rio Grande City, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores T. Perez, of Grulla, Texas; five sons, Matilde Perez of Grulla, Texas, Adan Perez, Jr., of Oregon, Roel Perez and Cerapio Perez of Grulla, Texas, and Gilberto Perez of Washington; six daughters, Dora Garza of Grulla, Texas, Evelia Flores, Lucila Solis, Eva Sandoval and Nelda Borrego all of Washington, and Martina Cantu of Rio Grande City, Texas.
Visitation will be today, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. 
Funeral Mass will be said Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church of Grulla, Texas. Burial will follow at the Solis Cemetery also of Grulla, Texas.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sanchez Funeral home of Rio Grande City. 

MICHAEL MONTALVO
MERCEDES — Michael Montalvo, 23, passed on to be with the Lord on Oct. 13, 2000, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen following an auto accident. He is survived by his father, Roy (Sandra) Montalvo Sr. of Edcouch; his mother, Mary E. Cisneros of Mercedes; children, Miranda Lynn Montalvo, Michael Montalvo Jr of Edinburg and Victoria Anele Montalvo of Mercedes; sisters, Veroncia Bendavides of Edcouch and Annette Montalvo of Mercedes; brother Roy G. Montalvo Jr. of Arlington; sisters, Samantha Montalvo and Jessica Benavides of Edcouch.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., today, Oct. 16, 2000, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Weslaco. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Weslaco.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hawkins Funeral Home in Weslaco.

ANTONIA MERCADO MORA
MISSION — Antonia Mercado Mora, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Mission Hospital. 
She was born to Cecilio Mercado and Juliana Garza Mercado on June 13, 1918 in Ojo de Agua, Texas, which is now known as Abram, and had lived in Mission most of her life. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Mission. 
She is survived by her children, Cipriana Mora Longoria, San Juanita Mora, Ramon (Mary Lou) Mora Sr., and Romaldo Mora Jr., all of Mission; grandsons, Robert (Claudia) Mora Sr. of McAllen, Adan (Corina) Longoria and Ramon (Iris) Mora Jr. of Mission; and great-grandchildren, Robert Mora Jr. and Julian Mora of McAllen, Kayla Mora and Sofia Longoria of Mission. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Romaldo Mora Sr.; sons, Guadalupe and Juan Manuel Mora; eight brothers; and three sisters.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m today, Oct. 16, 2000, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Mission, with Father Robert DaVola officiating. Burial to follow at La Joya Cemetery in La Joya. 
Pallbearers will be Ramon Mora Sr., Romaldo Mora Jr., Adan Longoria, Robert Mora Sr., Ramon Mora Jr. and Adelaido Mercado Jr. 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Virgil Wilson Mortuary, Mission. 

ALEJANDRINO MORALES
ALAMO — Alejandrino Morales, 43, died at his residence, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000. He was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and had lived most of his life in Alamo. He was an agricultural laborer and a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Alamo.
Survivors include his wife, Alvina Morales, and son, Alejandrino Morales Jr., both of Alamo; five brothers, Juan Carlos Aguilar, Gumaro Solis Aguilar, Gualberto Morales Aguilar, Jose Solis Aguilar, and Juan Morales Aguilar; and four sisters, Maria de Jesus Solis Aguilar, Teresa Morales Aguilar, Blanca Nieves Morales Aguilar and Concepcion Morales Aguilar.
Rosary was held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in San Juan.
A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. today Oct. 16, 2000, at Resurrection Catholic Church in Alamo. Interment will follow at Val Verde Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Donna.
Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.

SASHA E. GONZALEZ
LA FERIA — Sasha E. Gonzalez, 17, of La Feria, entered into eternal rest Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000.
She is survived by her parents, Mario and Rebecca S. Gonzalez of La Feria; a brother, Mario Alberto Gonzalez Jr.; maternal grandparents, Miguel and
Lorenza Sandoval of La Feria; an uncle, Gabriel Sandoval of La Feria; three aunts, Petra (Pablo) Esqueda of Plainfield, Ill., Gloria (Charles) Weaver of Niceville, and Santos Gonzalez of McAllen. 
She is also survived by her cousins, Jason and Michael Esqueda of Ill., Christian and VeronicaGonzalez of McAllen and Donny Gonzalez of College Station.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Luz and Francisca Gonzalez, and an uncle, Luz Jaime Gonzalez.
Sasha was a senior at Med-High School in Mercedes and was a member of HOSA
and P.A.S.F.
Visitation will be held today, Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and a rosary will be held at 7 p.m. 
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, departing the Rudy Garza Palms Chapel at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. service at Spirit of Praise Church with Pastor Sullivan officiating. Burial will then follow at Rio Grande Valley Memorial Park Cemetery in La Feria.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rudy Garza Palms Funeral
Home in La Feria.

MARIA TERESA SALINAS 
McALLEN — Mrs. Maria Teresa Salinas, 84, passed on to be with the Lord in the presence of her loving family on Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at her residence. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mr. Emilio Salinas; and her granddaughter, Leticia Lopez. Survivors include her daughters, Estela (Rogelio) Salinas, Antonia (Martin) Lopez, Arminda (Omar) Garcia, Raquel (Jorge) Rodriguez and Teresa (Ruben) Hernandez; sons, Emilio (Elsie) Salinas, Noe (Gloria) Salinas and Adan (Gracie) Salinas; 35 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Chapel hours will be at 9.m. to 12 noon, today Oct. 16, 2000, with funeral services will depart at 12:30 p.m. for a 1p.m. 
Mass of Christian Church with Father Carlos Zuniga as celebrant. Interment will be at 2 p.m. at Valley Memorial Gardens under the care of Rivera Funeral Homes Inc. 

ELEAZAR “CHARLIE” GARZA
McALLEN — Eleazar “Charlie” Garza, 63, died Nov. 3, 2000. He was born Oct. 6, 1937.
Survivors include his children, Roland Garza, Liz Chavez, Edward E. Garza and Jeanice Nicole Garza; three grandchildren; his mother, Blazita R. Garza; eight brothers; and four sisters.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Military honors will be conducted.

PORFIRIA BALLI
EDINBURG — Porfiria Balli, 81, entered the Heavenly Kingdom of God on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, in Edinburg. She will be greatly missed by her family and by all the lives she touched. Mrs. Balli was co-owner of Mission Rexall Drug Store for over 45 years. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America at St. Joseph Catholic Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Gilbert Balli Sr., in 1986. She is survived by her sons, John Balli Jr. (Ernestina) of Austin, Larry Balli (Norma) of Edinburg; grandchildren, Sheryl Reeh, Brian Balli of Austin, Nicole Balli and Brandon Balli of Edinburg; one great-grandchild, Jeffrey Reeh of Austin; sisters, Eliza Benavidez (Erasmo) of Pharr and Helen Alaniz (Pete) of Mission; and one brother, Joe Resendez (Margaret) of Pharr. 
The family will be receiving friends and family from 1 to 9 p.m. today, Nov. 8, 2000, with a Holy Rosary to be prayed at 7:30 p.m. at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg. Mass will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edinburg, with interment to follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen. 
Pallbearers will be Brandon Balli, Brian Balli, Robert Alaniz, Javier Resendez, Eddie Garza and Fred Garza. Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Alaniz, Erasmo Benavidez, Joe Resendez, Jeff Reeh, Richard Davis, and Ricardo Hidalgo. 
Funeral services are entrusted to Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saint Joseph Perish St. Vincent De Paul Society for the needy. For information, please contact Sylvestre Garcia at 383-3728.

ANNETTE ILENA SILVA KEATHLEY
MISSION — Annette Ilena Silva Keathley, 28, entered into eternal rest Nov. 6, 2000. She was born Nov. 18, 1971, in Houston. She was the daughter of Mary L. Longoria Silva and the late Norberto Silva. Annette was a graduate of Mission High School and the University of Houston. 
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Aaron M. Keathley of Mission; and three sons, Aaron Judson, Nicholas Matthew and Daniel Norberto, all of Mission. 
Other survivors include her siblings, Hilda (Moy) Gonzalez of Eagle Pass, Norberto (Terri) Silva Jr. of Houston, Armando V. (Delma) Silva of McAllen and Rebecca Silva of Mission; her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Judson (Vi) Prince of San Antonio; and sister-in-law, Shannon (Deron) Dacus of San Antonio. 
Annette was a very special person and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Nov. 8, 2000, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. 
A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. at Bread of Life Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. 

ALEX MARTINEZ
PHARR — Alex Martinez, 38, of Pharr, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Comfort House in McAllen. 
Born in Reynosa, Tamps., Mexico, Alex had lived in Pharr for 23 years. He was a dietician at McAllen Medical Center. 
Alex is survived by his parents, Maurilio and Maria Martinez of Pharr; a brother, Maurilio Martinez Jr. of Austin; and four sisters, Cecilia Martinez of McAllen, Marissa Martinez of Austin, Maricruz Martinez of Pharr and Lupita Gonzalez of Reynosa. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, Nov. 8, 2000, with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan. A funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Pharr. Interment will follow at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr. 
Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan. 

IRENE OSTRIHON BAW
HARLINGEN — Irene Ostrihon Baw went into the hands of the Lord on November 6, 2000, at her home in Harlingen. She was born August 9, 1920, in East St. Louis, Ill. 
She is survived by her two sons, Edward of Marina del Rey, Calif., and David of San Antonio; daughters, Kathleen (Tom) Kilgore of Harlingen, and Nancy (Russell) Thomas of Ennis; grandchildren, Bethany Allen, Thomas, Vanessa, and Amy Kilgore, and Katherine, Anna and Rebecca Thomas; sister Mrs. Ann Kocot of Belleville, Ill., many nieces and nephews and their loving families. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Louis, son Robert Allen, sister, Mary Kokinda and parents, John and Anna Ostrihon of East St. Louis, Ill.
Col. and Mrs. Baw came to Harlingen from Pepperell Air Force Base, St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1956. When Col. Baw retired from the Air Force in Harlingen in 1962, Irene became very active with him in community affairs. She began teaching sixth grade at St. Anthony’s School and taught there for two years before she started teaching English at Harlingen High School. She helped begin the Student Parent Teachers Association, knowing that the students needed a voice, and were capable of contributing to school functions the SPTA sponsored. Her involvement in school projects from UIL sponsor, to class sponsor, and supporting “BIG RED,” were always upper most in her activities. Irene helped the late Eleanor Matz begin the Governor’s Youth Leadership program at H.H.S. and was always there to help any student who asked.
She traveled extensively for many years through Europe, South America, and the Orient, taking students on tours and sharing with her classes her experiences. She coordinated her travels with graduate school courses at the University of London; University of Vienna; Anatolia College, Saloncia, Greece; University of Athens; and San Diego State University. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Journalism, Marquette University, and M.Ed. from UTPA.
When Irene received her degree in journalism, she planned to be a foreign correspondent, so she became proficient in many languages; however, with marriage and five children, she concentrated on being a wonderful mom. She never regretted this decision, because by mere chance of fate, Monsignor Ralph needed a sixth-grade teacher at St. Anthony’s School, and he asked her to take the position. Thus began a career that she truly loved. She always felt blessed because she found that teaching can be the most rewarding of all professions. This is why she challenged her students to strive for the best, to experience the most, and to seek the highest potential inside themselves as individuals. She believed in Henry Brooks Adams’ philosophy, “A teacher affects eternity. She can never tell when her teaching stops.” She had so many memories of her 25 years as a teacher at Harlingen High School.
She has been a member of the Texas Retired Teachers’ Association, Pan American Round Table, Alpha Delta Kappa, Theta Sigma Phi and she was a member and president of the American Association of University Women, Harlingen Book Review Club, Harlingen Air Force Base Officers’ Wives Club, St. Anthony’s Mothers Club, St. Ann Altar Society, and Harlingen High School’s PTSA.
Mrs. Baw was nominated to be the Texas Teacher of the Year by the Harlingen Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Veterans of the Foreign Wars. She became Texas Teacher of the year and then was selected to be National Teacher of the Year. She received an educational grant and trip to Valley Forge, Pa., for a seminar, where she was recognized by the Foundation, receiving a certificate for her contributions to education at the secondary level from the University of Pennsylvania. She also received AAUW’s prestigious Educational Achievement Award.
Mrs. Baw asked, in lieu of flowers, that all her friends and former students contribute to a scholarship set up at Harlingen High School to help students who will be studying humanities in college.
Please send donations to the Harlingen Area Teachers Credit Union, 2910 E. Grimes, Harlingen, Texas 78550, in care of Irene O. Baw Humanities Scholarship Fund. 
She will be missed by all. Visitation will be Wednesday at Mont Meta Restlawn /Cox Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Nov. 9., 2000, at 9 a.m. with Father Frank Clancy officiating, at Mont-Meta /Restlawn/Cox Funeral Home, with burial following at Mont-Meta Memorial Park.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mont-Meta/Restlawn/Cox Funeral Home, (956) 428-9004.

GEORGE LEE BRYANT
MISSION — George Lee Bryant, 88, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Las Palmas Healthcare Center, McAllen. He was born January 29, 1913, in Haigler, Neb. 
He worked for Boeing Company in Wichita, Kan., for over 35 years. He was an accomplished builder and master cabinetmaker. He was one of the original residents of Wagon City North in Mission. 
He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Kay Bernhardt of Falls Church, Va.; son, Herbert Allen Bryant of Dallas; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lydia Lea Bryant in 1986 and an infant son, Gerald J. Bryant. 
A graveside service will be held at a later date at Fawn Creek Cemetery in Tyro, Kan. 
Local arrangements are under the care of Virgil Wilson Mortuary, Mission.

ABEL VILLARREAL
SAN JUAN — Abel Villarreal, 17, entered eternal rest on Thursday, March 1, 2001. Born in McAllen, Mr. Villarreal was a student at Memorial High School in Alamo. 
Mr. Villarreal is survived by his mother, Ana Maria Cantu Villarreal of San Juan; his sister, Floria Anai Villarreal of San Juan; his maternal grandparents, Menterio and Flor Cantu, both of San Juan; and his paternal grandparents, Abel and Guadalupe Villarreal, both of McAllen. 
Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. today, March 3, 2001, and Sunday, March 4, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary being recited at Ceballos Funeral Home of McAllen. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2001, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in McAllen. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mission. 
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Ceballos Funeral Home in McAllen. 

FRANK J. RUIZ SR. 
ALAMO — Frank J. Ruiz Sr., 77, of Alamo, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen. 
Born in Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico, Mr. Ruiz had lived in Alamo for seven years. He was formerly of California and was an accountant. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah R. Ruiz; and a brother, Jaime Ruiz. 
Survivors include a son, Frank (Lupita) Ruiz Jr. of Alamo; three grandchildren; a sister, Asuncion Ruiz; nieces, Dolores Navarrette and Carmen Zavaleta; and a nephew, Jaime Ruiz, all of Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico. 
A rosary was held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2001, at Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, March 3, 2001, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in San Juan. Interment will follow at San Juan Cemetery. 
Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.

MARIA SABAS DAVILA
McALLEN — Maria Sabas Davila, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend was granted eternal rest on Thursday, March 1, 2001. She was born November 29, 1923, at La Reforma Ranch. She was preceded in death by her father, Sabas Garcia; mother, Maria G. Garcia; and brother, Israel Garcia. She lived most of her life in McAllen, where she enjoyed her cats and garden. 
She is survived by her loving husband, Mariano Davila of McAllen; four daughters, Dalia Garcia and son-in-law, Antonio M. Garcia of San Juan, Yolanda Barnett and son-in-law, Bill Barnett of Grand Island, Neb., Beatrice Quintanilla of Mission and Noelia Martinez of McAllen; her three sisters, Lydia Lozano, Beatriz Cantu and Maria Garcia; four brothers, Santana Garcia, Armando Garcia, Pedro Garcia and Guadalupe Garcia; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Visitation for Mrs. Davila began Friday, March 2, 2001, from 3 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary recited at Ceballos Funeral Home in McAllen. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today, March 3, 2001, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in McAllen. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mission. 
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Ceballos Funeral Home in McAllen. 

SEVERA P. JIMENEZ
SAN ISIDRO — Severa P. Jimenez, 94, beloved mother and grandmother, was called to the Lord’s side on Thursday, March 1, 2001. She was born in China, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and had lived in Edinburg for the past seven years, having previously resided in Delmita, Texas. She is survived by her daughters, Herlinda J. Perez of Edinburg, Texas, Amalia J. (Jose Angel) Juarez of San Isidro, Texas; daughters-in-law, Elpidia A. Jimenez of Delmita and Antonia R. Jimenez of Donna; brother, Pedro Perez of Mission; sisters, Tomasa Perez of Edinburg, Alejandra P. Gonzalez of Pharr, Abelina P. Cavazos of San Juan, Maria Ybarra of McAllen; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Santiago Jimenez; sons, Baldemar Jimenez and Fidencio Jimenez; granddaughter, Anabel Jimenez; brothers, Ubaldo Perez, Felipe Perez and Manuel Perez; and son-in-law, Jesus C. Perez. Visitation and rosary were held Friday evening at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. today, March 3, 2001, at San Isidro Catholic Church. Celebrant will be Father Willie. Interment services will follow at Jimenez Family Cemetery in Delmita, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Alfredo Jimenez, Jesus C. Perez Jr., Santiago (Jimmy) Jimenez II, Jesus Amado Saenz, Martin Perez, and Fernando Perez. Funeral services entrusted to Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg, Texas. 

PEARL M. ANDERSON
JACKSON, Minn. — Pearl M. Anderson, 79, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. 
Born July 23, 1921, in Roseau, Minn., Mrs. Anderson graduated from Lakefield High School in 1938 and attended Worthington Junior College. She married Harold R. Anderson Feb. 9, 1943, in Lakefield, Minn. He precedes her in death. After marriage, they moved to home in Minnesota Twsp. In 1979, she moved to Spirit Lake, Iowa, then in 1996, she moved to Milford, Iowa. She had wintered in Weslaco, Texas. She also was assistant purchasing agent for Berkeley’s Spirit Lake, Iowa. 
Mrs. Anderson was a world traveler, visiting the Orient, Europe, Australia and North Africa; enjoyed people and read books to children. She loved to ballroom dance and had been a volunteer for the Chamber of Commerce in the Tourist Bureau. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Deanna Montgomery; a sister, Betty Starkey; and two brothers, Don Hoff and Adelbert (Bud) Hoff. 
Survivors include a special friend, Bill Phillips of Ontario, Canada; three daughters, Tammy and Tom Tyler of Springfield, Ill., Debra Anderson of Bismarck, Ind., and Denise and Robert Dyer of Chicago, Ill.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Calvin and Betty Hoff of Louisville, Texas. 
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, March 3, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Jackson, Minn. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Sathe Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson, Minn. Pastor Jon Campbell will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Jackson, Minn.
Sathe Osterberg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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