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Juan Castillo
Juan A. Castillo, 85, of San Angelo died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in a local hospital.
Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel with burial in the Mereta-Eola Cemetery.
He was born Aug. 15, 1913, in Encinal. He was a sheepshearing captain.
Survivors include his wife, Fabiana Castillo of San Angelo; three daughters, Amalia Lopez and Rosalinda Castillo, both of San Angelo, and Olga Castillo of El Paso; five brothers, Ygnacio Castillo, Eddie Castillo, Jessie Castillo, Albert Castillo and Raymond Castillo, all of San Angelo; a sister, Eloisa Zuniga of San Angelo; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lucas McAda
Lucas Isiah McAda, infant son of Kerstyn McAda, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Burl Rogers officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Lucas was born June 20, 1999, in San Angelo.
Survivors include his mother, grandparents, Robin Harrison and Kerry and Diane McAda, and great-grandparents, Earl and Elois Frederiksen and Bill and Pirla McAda, all of San Angelo.

Henry Meurer
FREDERICKSBURG - Henry C. Meurer, 91, of Fredericksburg died Monday, June 21, 1999, in a San Antonio care center.
Vigil will be at 7 p.m. today in Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Survivors include five daughters, Elizabeth Crenwelge of Big Spring, Helen Teague and Dottie Duecker, both of Fredericksburg, Emily Banks of San Antonio and Susan Meurer of Grapevine; a son, Fred Meurer of Englewood, Colo.; three stepchildren, Gretchen White of San Antonio, the Rev. Peter H. Voelker of Houston and Gail Rouen of Englewood; a sister, Louise Verstuyft of San Antonio; 24 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

Ruth Apts
KERRVILLE - Ruth Estelle (Moore) Apts, 87, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 10 a.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church with graveside service at 2 p.m. in Floresville Cemetery in Floresville. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels.
She was born Aug. 31, 1911. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two nephews, Philip B. Apts of Yakima, Wash., and Charles W. Apts of Sequim, Wash.; and a niece, Andrea Evischi of Centralia, Ill.

Mary Hubbard
COLEMAN - Mary Hubbard, 58, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at her residence.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Coleman Cemetery Pavilion. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 22, 1940, in Runnels County and had lived in Coleman since 1957. She had been an assistant manager at Baby's Barbecue and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Charles Hubbard of Bangs; a daughter, Rebecca Hubbard of Coleman; and two grandchildren.

Martina Balderas
BIG SPRING - Martina Talamantes Balderas, 97, died Monday, June 21, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Mount Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 30, 1902, in Mexico and had lived in Big Spring for 51 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Blanch Balderas of Big Spring; a son, Rodolfo ``Role'' Balderas Jr. of Big Spring; one brother and one sister; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

J.M. McLemore
MASON - J.M. ``Bo'' McLemore, 90, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in a local care center.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mason Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Bethel Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 13, 1909, and was a longtime resident of Mason County. He was a farmer and a Methodist.
Survivors include Gerald Gamel and Steve Gamel, both of Katemcy; Connie Stockbridge of Mason; numerous nephews, including Kenneth Tubbs of Dumas; and numerous nieces.

Leonard Caldwell
McALLEN - Leonard M. Caldwell, 93, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, in a local hospital.
Private graveside memorial service was Sunday in Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen. Arrangements were by Skinner-Silva Funeral Home.
He was born April 10, 1906, in San Angelo and had lived in Sonora before moving to McAllen. He was a retired building contractor, a 32nd Degree Mason and a Methodist.
Survivors include a sister, Hazel McDaniel of Ozona; two stepdaughters, Phyllis Billman and Janie Nailler, both of McAllen; a stepgrandson; a step-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Florence Morgan
Florence M. Morgan, 81, of San Angelo died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. George Lumpkin of St. Luke United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 27, 1918, in Texarkana and had lived in San Angelo since 1927. She had worked as a dietitian at St. John's Hospital and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Morgan of San Angelo; three nieces, Carolyn Haynes of San Angelo, Teresa Jones of Rowlett and Diana Kirchner of Colorado City; and six nephews, Bill Taylor of Baton Rouge, La., Robert Taylor of Ben Wheeler, Carol Taylor of Fairview, John Taylor of Garland, Larry McClure of Bossier City, La., and Kenny McClure of San Antonio.

Marguerite Ross
Marguerite Ross, 78, of San Angelo died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, in a care center in Plano.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James A. Miller, pastor of Park Heights Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
She was born July 19, 1920, in Hico. She was a homemaker and a member of Park Heights Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Judith Ann Darden of Dallas and Sherry Kay Colburn of DeSoto; a sister, Frances Vickrey of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Gerald Slaybaugh
MARFA - Gerald ``Terry'' Slaybaugh, 46, of Fort Davis and Big Bend National Park, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in the park.
Military graveside service will be at 2:15 p.m. Friday in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home and Max Martinez Mortuary.
He was born Oct. 4, 1952, in Lima, Ohio, An Army veteran, he worked in the Copperas Cove-Harker Heights area before joining the National Parks Service. He was employed at Big Bend National Bank for eight years.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Slaybaugh of Fort Davis; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Slaybaugh of Copperas Cove; a stepdaughter, Samantha Retzlaff of Temple; a stepson, Duane Barton of Covington, Wash.; five sisters, Nola McDowell of Commerce, Denise Rankin and Dawn Lyons, both of Copperas Cove, Rhonda Michael of Harker Heights and Soine Fisher of San Antonio; two brothers, Douglas T. Slaybaugh II of Wichita Falls and Thad Slaybaugh of Temple; and two stepgrandchildren.

Merced Sotelo
MARFA - Merced Salcido Sotelo, 65, of Marfa died Monday, June 21, 1999, in an El Paso hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church with military graveside service in Merced Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 24, 1933, in Marfa and was a lifetime resident. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was maintenance supervisor for the Marfa Housing Authority and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Survivors include a sister, Catarina S. Rivera of Marfa; and three brothers, Daniel S. Sotelo of El Paso, David S. Sotelo of Los Angeles and Luis S. Sotelo of El Paso.

Beulah Garrett
KERRVILLE - Beulah Waldrip Garrett, 79, died Monday, June 21, 1999, in Kerrville.
Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Southern Oaks Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels.
She was born June 10, 1920, in Tahoka and was a longtime resident of Kerrville. She served with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. She was a beautician, had served on the board of trustees of the Center Point Independent School District and was a member of Southern Oaks Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons, Capt. Carl E. Garrett Jr., William Mack Garrett, Dr. James Stanley Garrett and John Frank Garrett; two sisters, Cynthia L. Crawford of Muleshoe and Mina Odom of Edcouch; two brothers, E.D. Waldrip and W.G. Waldrip, both of Lubbock; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Herman
COFFEYVILLE, Kan. - Dorothy Marie (Lehr) Herman, 74, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at her residence.
Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Holy Name Catholic Church. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Service.
She was born March 13, 1925, in San Angelo and had lived in Abilene, moving to Coffeyville in 1946. She was a sales clerk and a member of Holy Name Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Harry C. Herman of Coffeyville; three sons, Lynn Herman of Greensboro, N.C., Craig Herman of Sapulpa, Okla., and Kenneth Herman of Littleton, Colo.; two daughters, Janis Knapp of Boca Raton, Fla., and Karen Mohrbacher of Littleton; two brothers, Emmitt Lehr of Wall and Mickey Lehr of Taylor; two sisters, Alleen Williams of Kerrville and Virginia Kemp of New Braunfels; and 12 grandchildren.

Myrtle Hickman
BRADY - Myrtle Hickman, 91, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in Brady.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Wilkerson Memorial Chapel with burial in Fife Cemetery in Fife. Arrangements are by Heart of Texas Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 18, 1908, in Fife and was a longtime resident before moving to Brady. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a niece, LaVerne Boatright of Anson; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, including Randal Boatright of Brady.

Myrl Stein
SWEETWATER - Myrl H. Stein, 93, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in a local retirement center.
Private family services will be at a later date. Arrangements are by McCoy Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 21, 1905, in Holland, Mich., and had lived in Sweetwater since 1956. He was former owner and manager of KXOX Radio in Sweetwater, a past member of the Rotary Club and was an Episcopalian.
Survivors include a son, Jack Stein of Sweetwater; a daughter, Jill Shannon of Farmington, N.M.; three half sisters, Jeanette Leland, Iris Bennett and Ruth Garms, all of Michigan; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a niece.

John Rodriguez
WINTERS - John Anthony Rodriguez, infant son of Anthony and Jo Ann Rodriguez, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mount Carmel Catholic Church with burial in Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Winters Funeral Home.
Survivors include his parents, a brother, Anthony Rodriguez Jr., and three sisters, Amanda Nicole Rodriguez, Alexis Renee Rodriguez and Destiny Ann Rodriguez, all of Winters; his grandparents, Ysaias and Romona Rodriguez of Winters and Juan and Josie Flores of Norton; and his great-grandparents, Juanita Garcia and Rosa L. Flores, both of Houston.

Tommy Buck
COLEMAN - Tommy Buck, 46, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in Coleman.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Coleman Cemetery Pavilion. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 17, 1952, in Coleman and was a longtime resident. He was a rancher, musician and small-business owner and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Buck of Coleman; a sister, Marsha Smith of Victoria; and two nephews.

Almer Powell
Almer M. Powell, 79, of San Angelo died Wednesday, June 23, 1999,in a local hospital.
Memorial service will be at a later date at North Angelo Baptist Mission with the Rev. Harry Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 12, 1919, in Ranger. She was a homemaker and a member of North Angelo Baptist Mission.
Survivors include her husband, Archie B. Powell of San Angelo; six sons, Tom Stiefel of Alvin, Jim Powell of Mansfield, C.B. Stiefel of Lubbock, Bradley Powell of Phoenix and Danny Stiefel and Melvin Powell, both of Texas; three daughters, Jane Fullerton of Odessa, Brenda Golden of Easton, Pa., and Sue Nesbitt of Austin.

J.D. Green
BURKBURNETT - J.D. Green, 82, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at his residence.
Service will be at 10 a.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church in Burkburnett with graveside service at 5 p.m. in Coleman City Cemetery in Coleman. Arrangements are by Owens and Brumley Funeral Home and Henderson Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 30, 1916, in Cameron and had been a longtime resident of Coleman, moving to Burkburnett in 1989. He was a retired funeral home employee of Owens and Brumley and Henderson Funeral Homes.
Survivors include his wife, Tencie Green of Burkburnett; a daughter, Aline Fincannon of Burkburnett; a brother, Floyd Green of Louisiana; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Emil Hopf
FREDERICKSBURG - Emil Dean Hopf, 86, of Harper died Friday, June 25, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Harper Presbyterian Church with burial in Harper Community Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schaetter Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 15, 1913, in Christoval. He was a schoolteacher and rancher and a member of Harper Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ola Mae Peril Hopf of Harper; two daughters, Peggy Anne Bateman of Harper and Mary Eileen Roberts of Las Cruces, N.M.; a son, David Dean Hopf of Fredericksburg; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Rena Bierman
BRADY - Rena Bierman, 91, died Friday, June 25, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Leatherwood Colonial Funeral Home.
She was born March 15, 1908, in Kerr County and had been a lifetime resident of the Brady area. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was a Methodist.
Survivors include two sons, Arbuery Bierman of Brady and Sidney Bierman of Richland, Wash.; two daughters, Bernice B. Roddie of Brady and Phyllis B. Herod of Wimberley; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Jonathan Storch
LLANO - Jonathan Marcos Storch, 15, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, in Llano.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Castell. Arrangements are by Waldrope-HatfieldHawthorne Funeral Home.
He was born April 7, 1984, in Brownwood and had been a resident of Llano for seven years, moving from San Saba. He was a student and a member of the Llano FFA.
Survivors include his mother, Connie Hashaw of Llano; his father, Tommy Storch of Llano; a sister, Sharlotte Storch of Llano; a brother, Joshua Lambert of Booneville, Miss.; maternal grandparents, Robert E. Hashaw Sr. of Llano and Mildred Hashaw of Burnet; paternal grandparents, John and Rose Marie Storch of Llano and Audrey Stevens of San Saba; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Angel Navarrette Jr.
MONAHANS - Angel Navarrette Jr., 20, of Monahans died Thursday, June 24, 1999, in Presidio County.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at St. John's Catholic Church with burial in Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 18, 1979, in Presidio and had been a lifetime resident of Monahans. He worked for Red Dot Pest Control and was a Catholic.
Survivors include his parents, Angel Navarrette Sr. and Matilde Navarrette, both of Monahans; two brothers, Joe Luis Navarrette and Aaron Navarrette, and a sister, Yvette Navarrette, all of Monahans.

Wyvonne Wood
CLYDE - Wyvonne Loven Wood, 78, of Abilene died Friday, June 25, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos. Arrangements are by Bailey Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Denton Valley and had been a resident of Abilene since 1974, moving from Pecos. She was a registered dietitian with long term care, retiring in 1993.
Survivors include her husband, Everett J. Wood of Abilene; two sons, Glen W. Wood of Abilene and Jesse F. Wood of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Mary Loven of Abilene; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Oma Bates
KERMIT - Oma Bates, 88, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at her residence.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She born Oct. 14, 1910, in Utica, Kan., and had been a resident of Kermit for 32 years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include a son, Billy Bates of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Betty Johnson of Kermit and Sue Henson of Odessa; a sister, Edith Lang of Dighton, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mildred Atwell
BIG SPRING - Mildred M. Atwell, 69, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born April 12, 1930, in Brawley, Calif. She was a truck driver for Price Construction and a member of World Wide Church of God.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna Sexton of Timberon, N.M.; a son, Gary Christensen of Big Spring; and three grandchildren.

Loran Warren
BIG SPRING - Dr. Loran H. Warren, 79, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at his residence.
Service will be at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church with burial in Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born June 6, 1920, in Big Spring and had been a longtime resident. He was an Army veteran and owner of Warren Chiropractic Center. He was a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Loran H. Warren Jr. and Wray Warren, both of Big Spring; two granddaughters; and a greatgranddaughter.

JOSE BERMEA SR.
FRIONA - Jose Bermea Sr., 63, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.
Rosary was Friday, June 25, in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Menard. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Menard with Father Quirino H. Cornejo officiating. Burial will be in Garden Memory Cemetery in Menard. Arrangements are by Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home.
Mr. Bermea was born July 28, 1935, in Menard. He married Angela Castillo on July 9, 1956 in Menard. He had lived in Friona since 1969 where he was self-employed, owning and running his own trucking business. He was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church and served on the parish council and finance committee. He was very active in all church activities. He was instrumental in the involvement surrounding the building of the new parish church in Friona.
Survivors include his wife, Angela Bermea of Menard; four sons, Richard Bermea and David Bermea, both of Friona, Joe Bermea of Hanover Park, Ill., and Rudy Bermea of Lubbock; two daughters, Cynthia Vega of Friona and Lucinda Moseley of Austin; his mother, Sostenes Bermea of Menard; and nine grandchildren.

LUZ O. DE LA ROSA
Luz O. De La Rosa, 88, of San Angelo died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at her residence.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, at Cathedral Church of the Sacred Heart with Father David Espitia officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Luz was born Sept. 8, 1910, to Melecio and Petra Ortiz in Eagle Pass. She married Jesus De La Rosa in 1924 in San Angelo. He preceded her in death in 1993. She was a member of the Franciscan Order and a lifetime resident of San Angelo. She was a homemaker and a member of Cathedral Church of the Sacred Heart. She also put in many hours helping to build San Jose Mission.
Luz also was preceded in death by two brothers, Beneno Ortiz of Lamesa and Victor Ortiz of Bakersfield, Calif., and one sister, Lola Rubo of San Angelo.
She is survived by three sons, Willie De La Rosa, Felix De La Rosa and Juan Jose De La Rosa, all of San Angelo; three daughters, Rosa De La Rosa of San Antonio, Patricia Medina of Oklahoma City and Connie Aldrete of Merkel; one sister, Santos Ortiz of San Angelo; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


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