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Obituary Archives - 2004

 



January 2004

Mary Elizabeth Adams, 70 of Yoakum, formerly of Hagerstown, MD, and Plairsville, PA, died on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004.   A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown, MD. Rev. John W. Ailstock officiating.

Cyril R. Aelvoet, age 78, of Castroville passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at his home. Cyril was born Oct. 6, 1925, in San Antonio.   Funeral Mass was celebrated at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Rosary was recited on Monday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m., followed by entombment in St. Louis Garden Mausoleum in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

Baby Juan Martin Arizola III, passed away on Jan. 20, 2004.     He is survived by his parents, Juan Martin Arizola Jr. and Amanda Hammond Arizola;   Visitation was at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, and chapel service was at 1 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery,
Hondo.

Brant Thomas Aase Beck, was delivered to Jesus on Jan. 13, 2004.   Survivors include his parents, Ty Aase Beck and Megan Costello of Castroville.    A memorial service was held on Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at 7 p.m. with Rev. Mike Horan officiating at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.

Billy Norfleet Bizzell of Hondo, passed away Jan. 1, 2004, in Hondo at the age of 73.  He was born in Kensett, AR, on May 8, 1930.   A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. at Fort Clark's Golf Course Clubhouse.

Doris J. Blair passed away on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at the age of 78.  She was born on Oct. 31, 1925.   Memorial service was conducted Friday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. in John Calvin Presbyterian Church with Pastor Malcom L. McQueen officiating.

Robert L. "Ratzy" Burell,  age 79, of Castroville passed away Saturday, January 3, 2004,   in Castroville. Ratzy was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Medina County.   The Rosary and Funeral Mass were held consecutively, Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Entombment followed in St. Louis Garden Mausoleum in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

Julia Alvarado Contreras, age 59, of Sabinal passed away Jan. 23, 2004, at her residence. Mass of resurrection was celebrated at 11 Saturday, Jan. 24, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sabinal with Father Pedro Molina officiating.   Interment followed in the Sabinal Cemetery.

Ramon Contreras, age 60, of Devine passed away on Monday, Jan. 5, 2004.  Visitation was Thursday, Jan. 8, at Hondo Funeral Home. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. that evening at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Natalia.  Mass was at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church.  Interment followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Devine.

Randall Hank Dennis, age 45, of Austin, formerly of Devine, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, in Austin. He was born in Valdese, NC., Aug. 9, 1958.  Funeral service was at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Louis Retzhoff officiating. Interment was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Christine Elizabeth Ducos
, age 53, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away Jan. 25, 2004, in Los Angeles, CA. Christine was born Feb. 8, 1950, in Castroville.    Visitation was on Sunday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. Rosary was at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, at Tondre- Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. The Funeral Mass was Monday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment followed in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

Ann Risinger Finger Flinn was born  Jan. 11, 1916, and passed away Jan. 5, 2004, six days shy of her 88th birthday.     Rosary was recited Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D'Hanis. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Fr. Wallis J. Stiles and Msgr. Vincent Fecher officiating. 

Dorothy Foote, age 78, of Devine, formerly of Broussardville, Canada, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at her residence.   Graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

Dorothy Jewell Plunkett Haby, age 77, of San Antonio  passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, in San Antonio. Jewell was born Nov. 24, 1926, in Thornton.   Visitation was on Saturday, Jan. 24,  with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. The Funeral Mass was Sunday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.  Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

John William Hartman went to be with his Lord on Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at the age of 81 years, five months. He was born Aug. 4, 1922,  at the family home seven miles north of Hondo.   Visitation was Tuesday evening and graveside service was held Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m.  with Pastor David Mayer of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating.

Maria V. Hernandez, age 79, of Natalia passed  away Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, in San Antonio.  Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church and officiated by Father Romeo Olivares. Interment followed at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Nicolasa Hernandez, age 84, passed away Jan. 22, 2004. She was born on Sept. 10, 1919, in Hondo. The Rosary was held Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m., both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo. Interment following at the Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Christopher Daniel Lessing, age 51, of Norwood, CO, formerly of San Antonio, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, in Grand Junction, CO. Chris was born July 26, 1952, in San Antonio.  Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home was open for visitation on Thursday, Jan. 8, from 3 to 8 p.m., with the Rosary  recited at 7 p.m.  Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church in Macdona on Friday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. Interment in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery followed the mass.     Masses may be offered at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Chris' memory.

Abundio  Flores Lopez, 71, of Friona passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2004.  Graveside service was held Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, 11 a.m., at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section, with Deacon Richard Edminson officiating.

Monica Mata, 25, of Hondo passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004. She was born in Ogden, UT, Dec. 2, 1978.   Graveside service was held Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, 2:30 p.m. at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section, with Deacon Richard Edminson officiating.

Sidney Allen Mays Jr. of Alexandria, VA, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at the age of 72. He was born at Fort Sam Houston, June 1, 1931. Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Louis Retzloff.

Anna Mae Rihn Mumme of Lytle passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at the age of 78. She was born in Devine.    Funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m.  at United Methodist Church in Lytle. Interment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Devine.

James Herman Oreschnigg of Galveston passed away Jan. 18, 2004, in Galveston at the age of 49. He was born in Corpus Christi on Jan. 15, 1955.  Graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at the Chamberlain Cemetery in Kingsville.

Pedro R. Ramirez of Hondo entered into rest on Jan. 15, 2004, at the age of 87.  Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the funeral home. Mass was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at St. John's Evangelist Catholic Church.   Interment was in the Oakwood Section, Hondo Cemetery.

Paula P. Reyes, age 82, passed away Jan. 23, 2004. She was born on June 29, 1921, in Hondo. The Rosary was Sunday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was Monday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m., both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo. Interment followed at the Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Isabel R. "Chavel" Rodriguez, age 68, passed away Jan. 25, 2004. He was born on Nov. 5, 1934, in Hondo.   Prayer service was held Tuesday, Jan. 27, and funeral service was Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m., both at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home in Hondo. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Lola Puneda Rodriguez, age 62, of Sabinal passed away Jan. 17, 2004, at University Medical Center, Lubbock. She was born in Tenaha, May 25, 1941.   Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Fr. Pedro Molina officiating. Interment  in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.

Luella Mae (Wiemers) Schweers died Wednesday, January 1, 2004, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. She was born seven miles southeast of Hondo on October 21, 1913.    Funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 3, at New Fountain United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles Parker officiating. Interment was at the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section. The Order of the Eastern Star rites were conducted by Hondo Chapter #404.

Maxine Louise Shane
, age 81, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004. She was born Aug. 19, 1922, in Sabinal.  Rosary was at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Porter Loring Chapel. Mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery in D'Hanis.

Floyd Lewis (Pete) Stein, age 83, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Boerne.   Funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Castroville. Interment will be Saturday, Jan. 24, at 11:30 a.m. at the Boerne Cemetery in Boerne.

Lila Ruth Stephenson of Medina County, born May 28, 1921, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 25, 2004, at the age of 82.   Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Interment followed at Mission Burial Park South.

Mattie Kathryne Thomas, age 92, of Marietta, GA, and formerly of Devine, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, in Marietta, GA.   Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at First Baptist Church, Devine, with Dr. Glenn Young officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

Ursula Vargas, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004.    Visitation was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 with prayer service being at 7 p.m. Interment was on Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Panteon San Juan de Mata in Allende Coah, Mexico.

Barbara Weaver, age 72, of San Antonio passed away Jan. 1, 2004.   A memorial service will be held at a later date.   Arrangements are by Hondo Funeral Home, Hondo. 

Mildred Christene Wharton passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, in Hondo at the age of 88.     She was born August 24, 1915, in Enloe .   Funeral service was be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home with Rev. Beverly Slusher officiating. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. at the Wharton Family Cemetery outside of Kerrville.

Lenna (Felts) White of Sabinal passed away Jan. 7, 2004, in Uvalde at the age of 96. She was born in Sabinal on March 18, 1907.    Graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Sabinal Cemetery.

Victor B. Williams, affectionately known as "Nardie" by his family members, age 76, passed away at his home early Saturday morning, Jan. 31, 2004, after an extended illness.   Graveside service was held Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. at Lytle Community Cemetery.

Ret. Senior M/Sgt. W.L. (Bill) Williams went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at the age of 92.    Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Funeral service was Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Mission Park Funeral Home and was conducted by Rev. Gale Long. Interment followed at Mission Burial Park South.


February 2004

Paul Oscar Bendele, age 99, of Hondo passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004. He was born on October 2, 1904, in Dunlay .    Rosary was recited at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, prior to the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Entombment was at the Hondo Cemetery, St. John's Mausoleum.

Maurice Gilbert "Windy" Biediger, age 70, of La Coste passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in San Antonio. Maurice was born Sept. 20, 1933, in LaCoste.   Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and the Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m., both  at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste, followed by interment at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.

Edith Benton of Sabinal passed away Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2004, at her home.      Graveside service was held Sunday, Mar. 14, 3 p.m., at Sabinal Cemetery.

Allan A. Black, age 89, of Castroville passed away Feb. 5, 2004, in Castroville. Allan was born Mar. 31, 1914, in Corpus Christi.   Visitation was on Sunday, Feb. 8, from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass was  at 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. The Rosary was Monday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Interment followed the Rosary in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

Pamfila Cordova, age 76, of San Antonio passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004. She was born in Natalia, June 1, 1927.    Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Msgr. Adolfo Valdivia- Aquirre. Interment followed in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Robert Lee Cosgrove, age 80, of Canyon Lake, formerly of Hondo and Castroville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004. He was born January 9, 1924.  Graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 20, at the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section, with Rev. Charles Parker of New Fountain United Methodist Church officiating. Military honors were provided by the U. S. Coast Guard.

Henry Jean Darche, age 83, of Hondo, formerly of Houston, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2004. He was born Oct. 18, 1920, at Corpus Christi.    Funeral service was held Monday, Mar. 1, 2 p.m., at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home and interment was at the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

John David "Johnny" FitzSimon, age 51, of Castroville, passed away Feb. 23, 2004, in Hondo.
Johnny was born Oct. 10, 1952, in San Antonio.  Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. and Rosary was held Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m., both at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was at St. Louis Cemetery in Castroville. 

Lydie Denise Haines, entered into rest on Feb. 29, 2004, at the age of 95.     A private memorial service was held Friday, Mar. 5, 2004.

Ethyl Magdalene Henry, age 88, of Jourdanton passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in Hondo. Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 9, at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. The funeral service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, also at Hurley Funeral Home. Interment was at Fowlerton City Cemetery in Fowlerton.

Eddie Wayne Luce, age 58, of Hondo, fomerly of Uvalde, passed away Feb. 26, 2004. He was born June 14, 1945, at Ft. Sam Houston.   Funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Mar. 1, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Hondo. Interment was at 2 p.m. at the Montell Cemetery, Montell.

Juan P. Martinez, age 55, of Castroville passed away Feb. 2, 2004, in Castroville. Juan was born Sept. 15, 1948, in Castroville.   Visitation was on Wednesday, Feb.   4, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.  Rosary followed  at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass was Monday, Feb. 5, at 3 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.   Interment followed the mass in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

Nathan Montgomery, age 80 of Perris, CA, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, in a California hospital.    He is a brother of Thelma Burden of Hondo.   Memorial service was held at Miller Jones Chapel in Perris Thursday, Feb. 26, at 12 noon, followed by interment at Riverside National Cemetery at 1 p.m. 

Frank Muzquiz, Jr., age 89, of Moore, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born August 4, 1914.  Visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Hurley Funeral Home, Devine.  Rosary was also recited, Feb. 7, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Devine.  Mass was celebrated Sunday, Feb. 8 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Devine.  Burial  followed in the Moore Catholic Cemetery in Moore.

Dorothy G. (Ney) Pichel of Temecula, CA, passed away Feb. 18, 2004, at the age of 78, in Murrieta, CA. She was born on Dec. 29, 1925.    Graveside service  held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Hondo Cemetery, St. John's Section.

Dorothy G. (Ney) Pichel of Temecula, CA, passed away Feb. 18, 2004, at the age of 78.      A memorial graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Hondo Cemetery, St. John's Section.

Robert Bailey Pilgrim Sr.
, age 70, of Lytle passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, in Lytle, where he was born on April 19, 1933.    Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Monday, Mar. 1, at First Baptist Church of Lytle with Rev. Grady Summers officiating. Interment was in Lytle Masonic Cemetery.

Cody Wayne Ricks, age 28, of La Coste passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at his home. Cody Wayne was born Sept. 19, 1975, in Del Rio. Funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church,  followed by interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Castroville.

Ina Joyce Roberts, age 80, of San Antonio, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004. She was born on Sept. 19, 1923, in Hondo.   Graveside service was held Saturday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m., at the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section, with Rev. Charles Parker of New Fountain United Methodist Church officiating.

Claudie (Dougan) Rogers, age 87, of San Antonio passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, in Kerrville. Claudie was born Nov. 23, 1916, in Trinity County.      Funeral service was held Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Castroville.

Cristina Resendez Salas, age 67, of La Coste passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born July 24, 1936, in Corpus Christi.    Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, LaCoste. Interment of her ashes was Saturday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, La Coste.

Charles Lawrence Snyder, 54, of Reno, NV, formerly of D'Hanis, passed away Feb. 14, 2004.  He was born Jan. 26, 1950, in Hondo.     Graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section, with Rev. Charles Parker of New Fountain United Methodist Church officiating. Full military honors were provided by the U. S. Air Force.

Lee William Tschirhart, age 83, of Castroville, passed away Feb. 18, 2004, in San Antonio.  Lee was born June 20, 1920, in Rio Medina.    Rosary was held at 7 p.m.   Friday, Feb. 20, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church, with interment at St. Louis Cemetery, Castroville.

Marvin Daniel Williams Jr., of Atascosa passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at the age of 25. He was born Oct. 19, 1978 in Jourdanton.   Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Barney Williams Cemetery with Pastor Keith Dennis officiating.

Kenneth Robert Wilson
, age 59, of Chewelah, WA, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2004. He was born Oct. 2, 1944, in Memphis, TN.   Memorial service was held Friday, Mar. 12, at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hondo.


  March 2004

Johnnie Lee Alexander of Devine passed away in Devine, Tuesday, March  30, 2004.   A Rosary was recited Thursday, May 1, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial  said on Friday, April 2, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Devine. Interment followed in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.  

Sotero "Sam" Arias, age 64, of LaCoste passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born April 22, 1939, in Austin.   A prayer service was held Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the  Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Devine. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Friday, Mar. 12, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Lytle Community
Cemetery.

Raymond H. Batot, born Nov. 24, 1901, died March 6, 2004, at the age of 102.    Funeral service was on Wednesday, Mar. 10, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South with Pastor Tom Dietzel officiating. Interment followed in Mission Burial Park South.

Edith Lorene Benton, age 63, of Sabinal passed away March 10, 2004. She was born on May 25, 1940, in Menard.   Graveside service was held Sunday, Mar. 14, at 3 p.m. at the Sabinal Cemetery with Rev. Claud Bonam and Pastor Mark Bonam officiating.

Leslie Leon Blevins, age 70, of Devine passed away, March 31, 2004. He was born in Eureka, KS, August 4, 1933.     Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J.D. Saunders officiating. Interment was in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Samantha (Sammy Sue) Buvinghausen, age 15, of Devine passed away March 23, 2004.     She is survived by her parents, Robert and Ali Buvinghausen.  Funeral service was held March 27, 2004, at 12 noon in the Grace Community Church in Castroville.

Simon Campa Sr. of Devine passed away March 22, 2004, in Austin at the age of 82.  Funeral service was at 10 a.m. March 25, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Msgr. Adolfo Valdivia-Aguirre officiating. Interment followed in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Daniel Correa Sr., age 94, of Hondo, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2004. He was born June 1, 1909, at Yancey.   Prayer Service was held Friday, Mar. 5, 7 p.m., at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Funeral service was Saturday, Mar. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana. Burial was at the Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Christina May Bonner Ciomperlik, age 77, of San Antonio, passed away Mar. 5, 2004, at home.  Christina was born April 6, 1926, in  Portland.  Memorial Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, Mar. 8, 3 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.

Lucia S. "Lucy" De La Cruz, age 68,of Hondo passed away March 26, 2004, in San Antonio at the SWT Methodist Hospital.   She was born Feb. 13, 1936, in Hondo,.    Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 28. Funeral Mass was held Monday, at 10 a.m. Both services were at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.  Burial was in the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Belen Rosa Duron, age 87, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born Sept. 4, 1916, in  La Coste.   Rosary was recited Tuesday, Mar. 16, at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, March 17, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment was at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

Carlos Elizondo, age 69, of Castroville, passed away Thursday, Mar. 4, 2004. Carlos was born Apr. 20, 1935, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.  Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 7, at Tondre- Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church with interment at St. Louis Cemetery, Castroville.

John R. Fischer Jr. of San Antonio passed away Friday Mar. 19, 2004, at the age of 84. He was born in Castroville on July 31, 1919.   Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 24, at the funeral home.  Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 25, at San Jose Catholic Mission. Interment was in San Jose Burial Park.

David John FitzSimon, age 73, of Castroville passed away Mar. 28, 2004, at his home.   David was born July 18, 1930, in Castroville.   Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Mar. 30, at 7 p.m. and Rosary was held Wednesday at 10 a.m., both at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.  Interment was at St. Louis Cemetery.

Shirley Ann Jones Fowler passed away on Friday, March 26, 2004, at the age of 69.   Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 30, in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

Elizabeth Proctor Frick, age 89, of Sabinal passed away Monday, March 8, 2004. She was born November 2, 1914, in Luling .    Graveside service was held Saturday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at the Sabinal Cemetery with Bro. George Dawson officiating.

Norman Kent Gray, age 79, of Hondo passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Dunlay.     Funeral service was Saturday, Mar. 20, 10 a.m., at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home in Hondo with burial following in Yancey Cemetery.

Wardon E. Heath, age 89, of Lytle and formerly of Devine, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2004, in Lytle. He was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Natalia.  Graveside service was Thursday, Mar. 25, in Evergreen Cemetery at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Cook officiating.

Raymond Charles Heiligman, age 72, of Hondo passed away Sunday, Mar. 21, 2004, in San Antonio at the Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital. He was born on Oct. 17, 1931, near Hondo.  Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 25, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hondo. Interment  in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Myron James Heinen, age 82, of Hondo passed away Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2004, in Floresville. He was born May 6, 1921, in Bandera.    Memorial service was Saturday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hondo.

Tyrus F. Koch of Bulverde, age 84, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2004.   Graveside service was at  Wednesday, March 10, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with Rev. Phillip Flournoy officiating.

Lena Mae Koehler entered into rest on March 4, 2004, at the age of 84. She was born July 25, 1919, in Devine.     Funeral service was held on Monday, March 8, at Mission Park Funeral Chapel South with Pastor Bobby Leggett officiating. Interment followed at Mission Burial Park South.

Myron Heinen passed away Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2004, in Floresville.      Funeral arrangements are pending at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, Hondo.     A complete obituary will be published later. Hondo Anvil Herald, Mar 18, 2004

Fermin H. Hernandez, age 70, passed away March 4, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born in Lytle, July 1, 1933.    Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 11, at Iglesia Calvario Bautisto with Pastor Jesus Ortiz officiating. Interment followed in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Robert Keith Holbrook Jr., age 15, passed away Friday, March 19, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born April 18, 1988, in  San Antonio.      Robert was a freshman at Medina Valley High School and was involved in the FFA.
    He is survived by his parents, Robert Keith and Tobie Holbrook of Seguin, Janet and Bud Dooling of Castroville; sister, Shanna Holbrook.   Visitation was Sunday, Mar. 21,  at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Monday, Mar. 22, at 10 a.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.

Joseph Charles "Joe Boy" Langfeld of D'Hanis, age 64, passed away Mar. 31, 2004, in San Antonio. Joe was born July 8, 1939, in Hondo.    Rosary was recited at 10 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 3, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, followed by the Funeral Mass. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, D'Hanis. 

Carl S. Luker, age 81, died Monday, March 15, 2004, in Castroville.   Visitation was held Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and funeral service was Friday at 11 a.m. at Porter Loring Chapel. Graveside service was held  at 3 p.m. Friday at Stockdale City Cemetery.

Frances Ruth Fly Mims, beloved mother, devoted grandmother and great-grandmother, died at the age of 82 on Saturday, March 20, 2004. Born in Hondo on May 24, 1921.   Church service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 23, at University United Methodist Church with burial held at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Hondo.

Katie Lou Pepper, age 86, of Sabinal passed away March 12, 2004, in Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born in Pauls Valley, OK, Dec. 23, 1917.  Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Sabinal Cemetery with Mr. Gregory Alvarado III officiating.

Margaret D. Philbeck, age 43, of Hondo passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2004. She was born on June 10, 1960, in Saltillo, Mexico.    Funeral service was held Sunday, Mar. 14, at 6 p.m. at the New Covenant Fellowship Church, with Pastor Charles Schlentz officiating, assisted by Youth Minister Jonathan Ybarra. Burial was at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 15.

Alice Louise (Clifton) Roach, passed away March 16, 2004, at the age of 81. She was born July 2, 1922  in the community of Teck.      Funeral service was held Friday, Mar. 19, at 10 a.m.  at the Clements- Wilcox Chapel with Bro. Bill Brietschopf and Bro. George Randall officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery next to her loving husband.

Alice Louise (Clifton) Roach, passed away March 16, 2004, at the age of 81. She was born July 2, 1922  in the community of Teck.      Funeral service was held Friday, Mar. 19, at 10 a.m.  at the Clements- Wilcox Chapel with Bro. Bill Brietschopf and Bro. George Randall officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery next to her loving husband.

Tomas Robles, age 87, passed away Saturday, Mar. 13, 2004, in Kerrville.  He was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Yancey.   Rosary was recited Monday, Mar. 15, in Schaetter's Chapel in Comfort with Father Jim Cashin. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Mar. 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Comfort with Father Jim Cashin and Rev. Jeff Pehl officating. Interment followed in Yancey Cemetery, Yancey.

Wanda I. Stewart Russell, age   93, formerly of Yorktown, IN, passed away Mar. 10, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born May 5, 1910.    Graveside service was held Monday, Mar. 15, 10 a.m., in the Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie, IN, with  Patrick McWilliams of the Tulsa Rhema School of Theology officiating.

Donna Joyce Schulze  entered into rest on March 19, 2004. She was born on Feb. 23, 1942, in Bristol, CT.    Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 20, at St. Pius X Catholic Church and Funeral Mass was offered at 3 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 21, at the church. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park.

Carol Ann Shelton, age 65, of rural Hondo passed away Saturday, Mar. 27, 2004, at her home after a long illness.      Carol was born Oct. 15, 1938, in Rochester, NY.   Rosary was recited at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Memorial Mass followed at 4 p.m. Additional services are pending in Rochester, NY.

Jesusa Leal "Susie" Soliz, age 65, of Devine passed away March 31, 2004, in Victoria as the result of an automobile accident. Susie was born Feb. 27, 1939, in Yancey.    Rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 4, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel and Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial was in the Yancey Cemetery.

June Angermiller Tarrodaychik, age 74, passed away March 2, 2004. She was born August 7, 1929, in her paternal grandmother's home in Sabinal and moved with her parents to a ranch south of Hondo in 1934.   Memorial service was held in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 120 Pioneer Way, Mountain View, CA, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2004.

Guadalupe G. Vega, of Midland passed away at his home Monday, March 22, 2004.  He was 74 years old.    He was born June 9, 1929 in D'Hanis.   Funeral service was 3 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 25, at Our Lady of San Juan Catholic Church with Father Thomas Kelley officiating.  Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Darden Lee Wall Sr., age 65, of Floresville passed away Sunday, Mar. 14, 2004, at Medina Lake in his cabin overlooking the lake. He was born Jan. 14, 1939, in San Antonio.     Rosary was recited on Tuesday, Mar. 16, in the Vinyard Funeral Home in Floresville. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, Mar. 16, in the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Poth. Father Grzegorz Szewczyk of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Poth, officiated both services.

Gabriel H. Ybarra, age 76, of Hondo passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2004.  He was born May 12, 1927, in Hondo.   Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Mar. 12, and Funeral Mass was Saturday at 11 a.m., both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The Rosary was led by Maria V. "Mary Ben" Ibarra and the Mass was led by Rev. Jeff Pehl. Burial was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Fernand Joseph Zinsmeyer, age 78, of Mico passed away March 1, 2004, in Castroville. Fernand was born Sept. 20, 1925, in San Antonio.   Visitation was Thursday,  Mar. 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home and Rosary was  held at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Mar. 5, 10 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church, followed by interment at St. Louis Cemetery. Castroville.


April 2004

Elida "Lela" Almaguer Aguilera, age 71, of Castroville passed away April 13, 2004, in Castroville. Elida was born Sept. 18, 1932, in  Robstown.    Visitation  Thursday, Apr. 15, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Rosary  recited Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church and the Funeral Mass  10 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 16, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment will be at St. Louis Cemetery.

Joe Bryan Baines was born on Dec. 9, 1935, in Dallas and passed away peacefully on April 12, 2004. A lifelong resident of East Dallas, Joe was a loving husband, father and friend.  Memorial service was held Thursday, Apr. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Sparkman-Crane chapel in Dallas. Graveside service was held Saturday, April. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Yancey Cemetery, Yancey.

Le Saundra Ann Benavides entered into rest on April 24, 2004, at the age of 15.  She is survived by her parents, John and Leticia Benavides; brothers, Noah and Nicholaus Benavides; sisters, Adriana and Jazmin Benavides.     Vistation was held on Monday, April 26, from 2-9 p.m., with a prayer service held at 7 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, at Hondo Funeral Home. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Pearl "Pearlie" Tschirhart Biediger, age 90, of Castroville passed  away Apr. 17, 2004, at home. Pearlie was born Dec. 4, 1913, in  Castroville.  Rosary was recited Sunday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church and Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, April 19.  Interment was at St. Louis  Catholic Cemetery.

Frances L. Centilli, age 84, of Devine passed away April 2, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born in Darien, CT, May 28, 1919.   Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Wright officiating. Interment followed in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Kathryn Elizabeth Graff Chapman, age 85, of Hondo passed away April 15, 2004, in Hondo. Kathryn was born on July 29, 1918, in rural Hondo.   The Rosary was recited at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Monday, April 19, the Funeral Mass followed the Rosary. Burial was in the Hondo Cemetery, St. John's Section.

Felix Cuellar Jr., age 97, of Hondo passed away Apr. 1, 2004, in Hondo. Felix was born August 26, 1906, in Comfort.    Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 5, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial was in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Lydia San Pedro Diefenbach, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, age 81, of San Antonio passed away April 10, 2004, in Castroville.   Lydia was born Mar. 27, 1923, in the Philippines.  Graveside service and interment were Wednesday, April 14, at 9:45 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Sgt. William Cody Eckhart, age 25, a lifetime resident of Rocksprings, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, as a result of injuries sustained while performing a reconnaissance scouting mission near Khalis, Iraq, as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.       William Cody Eckhart was born Sept. 21, 1978, in Hondo to Ronnie and Terri (White) Eckhart.    A service was held at the Rocksprings High School Auditorium, Saturday, Apr. 17, officiated by Pastor Nancy Littlefield.  A service was also held at the First United Methodist Church in Hondo on Sunday, Apr. 18, officiated by Pastor Beverly Slusher and Pastor Nancy Littlefield.  Burial with full military honors  followed at Hondo Cemetery.   Cody was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, which was presented to his grandfather Bill White by General Jack Gardner, and the Purple Heart which was presented to his parents by General Gardner

Helen Virginia Flores of San Antonio, age 85, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2004. She was born in Elkhart and grew up in Palestine.   Service was held Tuesday, April 6, 2004.

Mary Ann Griep, 84, formerly of Mineola, passed away Friday, April 23, 2004, in Devine. She was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Sherman.   Funeral service was Monday, Apr. 26, 2004, 10 a.m., at Northside Baptist  Church and interment was at Roselawn Cemetery, both in Mineola. Rev. James  Wheat officiated.

Nelda Estelle Wiemers Hastings, born June 22, 1922, in San Antonio, entered into eternal rest Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, at the age of 81 at home in San Antonio.    Funeral service was held Thursday, April 15, 1:15 p.m. at Porter Loring Chapel, the Rev. Bradley L. De Haven and the Rev. Fred Martin officiating. Interment was in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery under the auspices of OES Texas Chapter #35.

Almon (Al) H. Heep of Bandera, age 73, passed away April 26, 2004. He was born July 2, 1928, in Stonewall.  Funeral service was held at Grimes Funeral Home in Bandera on April 30, 2004.

Lawrence Walter Jackson Jr., age 73, of Natalia passed away, April 3, 2004. He was born in San Antonio, May 13, 1930.    Service and interment was at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 8, at Ft. Sam National Cemetery with Rev. Scott Martin officiating.

Mary B. Jenkins, 60, of Devine, passed away Thursday, Apr. 29, 2004, in Arlington. She was born July 26, 1943.     Funeral service was held Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. at Hurley Funeral Chapel with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Brother T. Glen Young officiated.

Howard Lee King, Sr., 95, passed away April 5, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born, Nov. 20, 1908 in Devine.    A Masonic graveside service was held at Brummett Cemetery under the auspices of Devine Lodge # 590 A.F.& A.M.

Auda Vee McCrea, age 73, of Yancey passed away April 1, 2004, in San Antonio. Auda Vee was born on January 11, 1931, in San Antonio.   Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 4, at the Yancey United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Yancey Cemetery, Seventh-Day Adventist Section.

Marian Ann Messer Poehler was born Feb. 4, 1938, in Taft  and passed away on April 11, 2004.  Visitation was held Wednesday, April 14, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, at Bethlehem Church in Quihi. Interment followed in Hondo Oakwood Section.

Manuela (Manuelita) G. Pompa, age 95, passed away April 9, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born Dec. 23, 1908, in Big Foot.    Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Monday, Apr. 12. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Tuesday, April 13, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Adolfo Valdivia- Aguirre officiating.  Interment followed in Gutierrez Cemetery in Devine.

Geneva W. Potter, age 91, of Devine passed April 8, 2004, in Hondo. She was born in Georgetown on Feb. 10, 1913.    Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Monday, April 12, at Moore Memorial Cemetery with Rev. John Melancon officiating.

Anastacia R. Reyna, age 79, of Lytle passed away April 14, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born in Edinburg, March 27, 1925.    Funeral service was at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Msgr. Adolfo Valdivia- Aguirre. Interment followed in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Ernest Roberson was born Dec. 20, 1926, in Seymore and died April 24, 2004.   Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, in Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Lytle, with Rev. Scott Martin officiating. Interment followed in Lytle Masonic Cemetery.

Candelario T. Salas, age 74, of La Coste passed away Monday, Apr. 5, 2004, in San Antonio.  Candelario was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Nell, .   Rosary was Apr. 7, at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Apr. 8, at 1 p.m. Interment followed at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in La Coste.

Albert William Schwope, age 84, of Boerne passed away April 18, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Bexar County.    Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at First United Methodist Church, Boerne, with Rev. Barbara Galloway-Edgar and Rev. Larry Robins. Interment followed in Boerne Cemetery.

Jesusa  Leal "Susie" Soliz, age 65, of Devine passed away March 31, 2004, in Victoria as the result of an automobile accident. Susie was born Feb. 27, 1939, in Yancey.     Rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 4, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel and Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial was in the Yancey Cemetery.

Sue K. "Grandma" Springer, age 94, of Castroville passed away April 7, 2004.      Visitation was held Friday, Apr. 9, at Sunset Funeral Home. Private scripture service was at 9 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 10. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio.

Theodore "Ted" F. Stecker, age 55, of Mansfield, passed away April  27, 2004, in the Arlington Memorial Hospital, Arlington.    He was  born Jan. 10, 1949, in Castroville.  Memorial Mass was celebrated Friday, Apr. 30, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Mansfield. A Memorial Rosary was recited Saturday,  May 1, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.

Florence Ruth Zuberbueler Stiegler, 85,  passed away peacefully on Apr. 15, 2004, at her home in Hondo, following a long illness. She was born in Dunlay, July 17, 1918.    Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Sunday, Apr. 18, at St. John's Catholic Church in Hondo. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. John's on Monday, Apr. 19, at 11 a.m. Interment followed at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Hondo.

Nettie Virginia "Ginger" Tondre of Hondo passed away Apr. 27, 2004, at the age of 85. Ginger was born in Hondo Jan. 18, 1919.      Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the First Baptist Church of Hondo. Interment  followed in Hondo Cemetery, WOW Section.

Hortancia Velasquez entered into rest on April 28, 2004, at the age of 85.   Visitation was held from 1 - 9 p.m. on Friday, April 30, with a Rosary held at 7 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, at Hondo Funeral Home. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section on Tuesday, May 4, 2004.


May 2004

Regina Alice Bailey of Hondo passed away May 26, 2004, at the age of 92 years. Regina was born on Oct. 22, 1911,  in Yancey. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Joe Y. Barrientes of Hondo passed away May 5, 2004, at the age of 54.  Joe was born on Feb. 8, 1949  in Hondo.   The Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. The Funeral Mass was at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Robert O. Barrientes, 87, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 1, 2004. He was born and reared in Hondo and was a graduate of Hondo High School.    Holy Rosary was recited on Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at 7 p.m. at the Ortiz Chapel and Mass was held at St. Jude's Catholic Church on Wednesday.  Interment followed at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.

Lillian Christine Kempf Brieden, 86, passed away Monday, May 3, 2004.  "Lil" as she was better known, was born in Devine on Jan. 13, 1918, the third of eight children.   Visitation was Thursday, May 6, 2-4 p.m. at Hurley Chapel and 5-8 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with Vigil Service at 7 p.m.    Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church with Rev. Lawrence Christian as celebrant. Interment  at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Devine.

Guillermo Botello Sr., age 50,  passed away May 17, 2004, at home in Castroville. He was born August 19, 1953, in Castroville.     Burial was May 21, 2004, in the Hondo Oakwood Cemetery.

Thelma Steubing Bourquin, 85, passed away quietly on May 12, 2004.   Rosary was recited Sunday, May 16, 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Mass of Resurrection in celebration of her life was held Monday, 2 p.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church with interment in St. Louis Cemetery.

Ethel Jewel Morgan Burch, age 91, of San Antonio died Sunday, May 16, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born March 20, 1913, in Austin. Graveside service was held Thursday, May 20, 2004, at Mahomet Cemetery, Burnet County.

Laurie Ann Rihn Burkett, 49, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 12, 2004.  Laurie was born on Nov.12, 1954, in Castroville.  A rosary was recited Sunday, May 16, 6 p.m., St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville and Funeral Mass was held Monday, May 17, at 10 a.m. A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 18, at 6 p.m. in Austin at the Powerhouse of Praise Christian Fellowship Center.

Sarai Claudia Carrijo of Hondo was stillborn on May 23, 2004, to Fred S. and Lee Andrea (Parker) Carrijo in San Antonio. Graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Adam A. Castillo, age 26, of Castroville passed away May 11, 2004, in Dallas. He was born Sept. 25, 1977, in Hondo.    A memorial service was held Friday, May 14, 11 a.m., at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.

Claudia Inez Cosgrove, age 71, of Canyon Lake, formerly of Hondo and El Paso, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2004. She was born April 21, 1933, in Brady

Vivian W. Curtis passed away in her sleep Friday evening, May 21, 2004, at the age of 86.  She was born  on Aug. 29, 1917, in Winslow AZ.   A memorial service honoring her life was held at St. Matthews United Methodist Church in San Antonio.

Neva Elvira Silvers Dean of D'Hanis passed away May 12, 2004, at the age of 93. Neva was born Nov. 3, 1910  near Tarpley.  Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Interment was in Tarpley Cemetery.

Ramon DeLeon of Yancey passed away May 21, 2004, at the age of 84. Ramon was born Jan. 31, 1920 in Yancey.    Rosary was recited at 7 p.m.  Sunday at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home.  Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 24, at St. John the Evangelist  Catholic Church. Interment was in Yancey Cemetery.

Ignasia Vosquez Dominguez,  age 73, of National Road, Valley Grove, WV, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2004, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. She was born March 15, 1931, in Hondo.  Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Kepner Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Cook officiating. Interment was in Park View Memorial Gardens, Wheeling, WV.

Maurine Vivian DuBose of Devine passed away Saturday, May 8, 2004, at the age of 79. She was born in Divot, March 31, 1925.   Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Evergreen Cemetery led by John C. Narramore.

Arthur H. Erfurt, age 82, of Tarpley, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2004, in a Kerrville hospital. He was born on July 28, 1921, in Tarpley. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, at Grimes Chapel, with Mr. Martin Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Tarpley Cemetery.

Pedro Dela Rosa Esquibel, age 86, of Devine passed away Sunday, May 16, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born in Bigfoot, May 13, 1918.    Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 20, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Msgr. Adolfo Valdivia-Aguirre officiating. Interment was in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Mary Ellen Callahan Gallaway, 89, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2004. She was born Jan. 29, 1915, in San Antonio.   Vigil service was held Thursday, May 20, 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes. Rosary was Friday at 10 a.m., followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 at the church and interment at San Fernando Cemetery No. 2.

Ruben L. Garcia, passed away May 20, 2004, at the age of 54. Rosary was held at 7 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Juana B. Gonzales of Hondo, passed away May 22, 2004, at the age of 80. Juana was born Nov. 8, 1923  in Hondo.    Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, at St. John's. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Julia G. Gonzales of D'Hanis passed away May 9, 2004, at the age of 61. Julia was born Jan. 28, 1943,  in Hondo.   Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, and. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, both at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D'Hanis.  Interment was in San Francisco Cemetery in D'Hanis.

Mildred Norrine Jackson Hazen, age 92, of Devine passed away Friday, May 21, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born in Cannonsburg, PA, Jan. 9, 1912.   Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. T. Gleg Young officiating. Interment was in Evergreen
Cemetery.

Anna Lee Hellsten, age 54, of Cibolo passed away May 26, 2004. Anna was born on September 30, 1949  in Hondo.  Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, at the Schertz First Baptist Church, with Reverend Tim Baker officiating. Graveside service and interment was at 2 p.m. in the Yancey Cemetery.

Albert W. (Sonny) Hoog,  age 77, of Castroville passed away May 30, 2004, in San Antonio. Sonny was born April 16, 1927, in Castroville.  The Rosary and funeral mass were celebrated Wednesday, June 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville.

Beverly Ann Hudsonpillar, age 70, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2004, in Hondo. She was born in Cleveland, OK, July 6, 1933.    A memorial service was held in the Sabinal Christian Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13.

Juana Richarte Lopez, age 72, of San Antonio departed this life Wednesday, May 12, 2004. She was born May 7, 1932, in Aguascalientes, Mexico.   Rosary was recited Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass was held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment was at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.

Cody Allen Lutz, age 16, of Helotes passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2004, as a result of a tragic four-wheeling accident.  Survivors include his parents, Ray and Chere Lutz; maternal mother, Suzanne Poulsen; brother and sisters, Amanda Raines, Amber Lutz, Melissa Amicone, Jared Amicone and Brianna Lutz; grandparents, Harold and Pam Lutz, John and June Henke, Neva Goodpaster.    Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes and Funeral Mass was Saturday, 10 a.m. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Hondo.

Paulino Rodriguez, age 62, of Natalia passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2004, in Lytle. He was born in Natalia, June 22, 1941.     Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church with Father Romeo Olivares.  Interment followed in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Owen Lee Samford of Hondo passed away May 27, 2004, at the age of 71 years.  Owen was born on March 23, 1933,  in Brookesmith. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, WOW Section.

Sandra K. Seekatz, age 66, of Mico passed away May 1, 2004, at her home. She was born Jan. 18, 1938, in Portland, Oregon.    Rosary was recited Tuesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Funeral Service was held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church and entombment was at St. Louis Garden Mausoleum in Castroville.

Mary Sutherland, age 53, passed away May 5, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born Nov. 14, 1950, in Castroville.  Rosary was at 7 p.m. Friday at Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Mass was celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Evangelist Catholic Church. A private inurnment followed at a later date.

Travis William Van Damme
, age eight years, seven months, 22 days, was called to the Lord, after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. He has now his place amongst God's angels.      Travis is survived by his parents, Brian William and Nancie Perez Van Damme and loving sister, Brianne  all of Hondo.  Celebration of his life began with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, Hondo.  Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at St. John's Catholic Church. Entombment followed at Hondo Cemetery.

Robert L. "Bob" Vorpahl, age 59, of San Antonio passed away May 7, 2004.   Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday, May 10, at Porter Loring Chapel with Rev. Dr. Bill Treude officiating. Interment followed in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.

Delma Frances (Perry) Wingate,  passed away on May 11, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born Sept. 2, 1926,  in Bigfoot.     Graveside service was held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Devine on Saturday, May 15, 2004, at with Dr. T. Glen Young from the First Baptist Church of Devine officiating.

Ramon L. Ybarra Sr., age 69, of Kerrville passed away Thursday, May 27, 2004, from a long battle with cancer. He was born May 11, 1935, in Marathon.  Service was held at 4 p.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapels on Saturday, May 29, 2004, officiated by David Rodriguez and Rufus Ruiz. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.


June 2004

Jesse S. Arcos Sr.," the Smiling Deputy," of Hondo passed away June 29, 2004, at the age of 77 years. Jesse was born on May 12, 1927, in Hondo.   Funeral Mass was at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Myrlin C. Balzen, born May 5, 1919, passed away after a long illness June 10, 2004, in Kerrville, at the age of 85.  A memorial service was held at the Church of the Latter Day Saints, corner of Coronado and Lois St. in Kerrville, Saturday, July 10, at 2 p.m.

Fred Robert Beck, age  49, of New Braunfels, passed away June 9, 2004. Fred was born Oct. 16, 1954.  Funeral Mass was held Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was in St. Louis Cemetery.

William "Bill" Benke, age 88, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2004, in Fredericksburg.   Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Friday, June 11, in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Helotes

Loyd Bunyan Blackwell, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 2, 2004, surrounded by his wife and family. He was born in San Antonio, March 24,1916.   Funeral service was held Saturday, June 5, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, Devine. Interment followed at Moore Memorial Cemetery.

Daniel Vincent "D.V." Day Jr. of Hondo, passed away Friday, June 18, 2004, at the age of 80.  D.V.  was born Jun. 12, 1924, in Crystal City.  Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 22, 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Angelita C. De Leon of Pearsall entered into rest on June 21, 2004, at the age of 65.  Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hondo Funeral Home.  Funeral Mass 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jun. 24, at St. John's Catholic Church.  Interment  followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Francisco "Sisco" David Dominguez, age 16, of Georgetown passed away Friday, June 11, 2004, in Georgetown. Sisco was born April 14, 1988, in Austin.  Rosary was recited Tuesday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, at St. Helen Catholic Church. Burial was at Georgetown Memorial Cemetery.

Anita M. Fraga, 57, of Natalia passed away Friday, June 18, 2004, in San Antonio.  Rosary was recited on Monday, June 21, 2004, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, Devine. A Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, June 22, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Natalia. Interment  was at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Devine.

Wayne "Tiny" Formann, born March 23, 1955, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, June 20, 2004, at the age of 49.   On Wednesday, June 23, family received visitors at 3 p.m. and a prayer service was held at 4 p.m.  at Hillcrest Funeral Home, San Antonio.

Tomas Gauna of Yancey passed away June 28, 2004, at the age of 80. Tomas was born on Dec. 29, 1923.  Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1, and Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2, both at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Yancey Cemetery.

Valerie M. Gonzales, age 20, of Natalia passed away Saturday, June 19, 2004, in rural Bexar County. She was born in San Antonio, June 6, 1984.   Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at Prevailing Word Church, Lytle. Interment will be  in Evergreen Cemetery.

Annette Gottlieb of Hondo entered into rest on June 20, 2004, at the age of 65.  A 3 p.m. memorial service was held on Thursday, June 24, at Hondo Funeral Home.

Francis Louis Graham of Natalia passed away Saturday, June 19, 2004, in Lytle at the age of 84. He was born in Rush Springs, OK, on Dec.  24, 1919.     Graveside service was at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, at Evergreen Cemetery.

Jesusita "Consuella" Guajardo of Hondo passed away June 16, 2004, at the age of 80 years, 7 months, 22 days. Jesusita was born Oct. 25, 1923, in Hondo.  Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at Guinn-Horger Chapel with Rosary  at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and interment  in Hondo Cemetery Oakwood Section.

Beverly Anne Gunn, 71, of Lytle passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2004, in San Antonio.  Funeral service was Monday, June 7, at Lytle United Methodist Church.  Eastern Star graveside services were conducted under the auspices of Lytle Chapter #335 O.E.S. at Lytle Masonic Cemetery.

Edward Fabian Gutierrez, age 38, of Devine passed away Sunday, June 6, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born on April 14, 1966, in San Antonio. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Jose Francisco Puente officiating. Interment was in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Beth Marie Hicks, 36, passed away on June 30, 2004. Beth was born on July 27, 1967, in Pleasanton. Funeral service was Saturday, July 3, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Devine. Interment followed at the Evergreen Cemetery, Devine.

Alex Joseph Hitzfelder, 78, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2004, at his home in Austin.      A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at the Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Funeral Home.

Francis "Frank" H. Lessing,  age 76, of Macdona passed away June 18, 2004, in San Antonio. Frank was born June 7, 1928, in Macdona.  Rosary was recited  at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 21, at Tondre- Guinn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held  at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church in Macdona on Tuesday, June 22, at 10 a.m.  Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Macdona.

Consuelo V. Martinez of Devine entered into rest on June 15, 2004, at the age of 58.   A Rosary was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 17, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.  Interment followed in St. Louis Cemetery. 

Jerry Edward Mann, age 55, of Bigfoot passed away Thursday, June 17, 2004, in Pearsall.   Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, in Hurley Funeral Chapel in Pearsall. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, June 23, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Interment was in Miguel Cemetery in Frio Co.

Ada May Williams McLeod,  age 83, of La Coste passed away June 8, 2004, in San Antonio. Ada was born Dec. 17, 1920, in Jarrell.    Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home opened for visitation Thursday, June 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral service was held Friday, June 11, at 2 p.m. at the Lawler First Baptist Church in Lawler. Interment will be in the Lawler Cemetery.

Larry L. Palmer
,  61, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at a San Antonio hospital. He was born August 1, 1942.   A memorial service was conducted among relatives and friends Thursday, June 17, at Grimes Funeral Home, Kerrville.

Joe Earl Pollard, 82, of San Antonio, formerly of the Devine area, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at his residence.    Funeral service was held Friday, June 25, in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home, Devine.

Ronald Leo Reak, age 59, of San Antonio passed away June 27, 2004, at home.  He was born Nov. 8, 1944, in Batavia, NY.    Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 30. Interment was at Castroville Community Cemetery with full military honors.

Victor Marvin Saathoff, age 81, of Hondo passed away June 10, 2004. He was born Oct. 14, 1922. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. David J. Mayer officiating. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Jovita Juarez Saldana of Natalia passed away June 9, 2004, at the age of 99.  She was born Sept. 12, 1904, in Devine.    Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Prevailing Word Church with Pastor Lynn Beams officiating. Interment followed in Moore Catholic Cemetery.

Darvin Louis Schultze Sr., age 71, of Hondo passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2004, in a Hondo care center. He was born Oct. 19, 1932, in San Antonio.   Service was held on Friday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m., Grimes Chapel. Interment followed in the Bandera Cemetery.

Edwin M. Stanton of Devine entered into rest on June 8, 2004, at the age of 76.  Graveside service was held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors on Tuesday, June 15.

Trecia Elizabeth Stewart, age 84, of Devine passed away Sunday, June 20, 2004. She was born in Yancey, Jan. 27, 1920.   Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Devine with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Irene Olivia Bendele Stiles, age 85, of Houston passed away June 23, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born in Medina County, on Aug. 17, 1918 Funeral was held St. Mark's Episcopal Church on June 28, 2004. Interment followed at Forest Park Westheimer in Houston.

Leslie Tidball, age 28, of San Antonio passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in San Diego, CA. He was born in San Antonio, Aug. 27, 1975.      Funeral service was at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J.D. Saunders officiating. Interment was in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Cecil Tindall, age 81, of San Antonio passed away June 10, 2004. He was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Cameron.   Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Porter Loring North Chapel. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Dr. Everett B. Vincent, 89, of Hondo passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2004. He was born in West Lake, LA, on Oct. 15, 1914.      A memorial service was held Saturday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Military services will follow at the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Anna Marie Flores Webster
, born on March 16, 1965, in Hondo went to be with Our Lord on June 28, 2004, at the age of 39. She was a victim of breast cancer.   Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1. Memorial service was held Friday, July 2, at Santo Niño Catholic Church, 5655 U.S. Hwy. 87 East, San Antonio, for 11 a.m. Mass.  

Vicente Ybarra of Hondo, passed away June 25, 2004, at the age of 88. Vicente was born on April 5, 1916.    Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 27, and Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Interment was held Tuesday, June 29, in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Nancy Zinsmeyer,  age 57, of Castroville passed away June 7, 2004, at home. Nancy was born March 11, 1947.     Rosary was recited Wednesday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Chapel. Funeral Mass was Thursday, June 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment followed in Moore Cemetery in Moore.

Carlota Zapata of D'Hanis entered into rest on June 17, 2004, at the age of 86.   A 7 p.m. Rosary was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church.  Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Monday, June 21, at Holy Cross Catholic Church.  Interment followed in San Francisco Cemetery in D'Hanis.

Candelario "Candy" Zepeda,  age 74, of Castroville passed away June 24, 2004, in San Antonio. Candelario was born March 23, 1930, in Atascosa County. He was Pct. 2 Medina Co. Constable for 8 years and was a former deputy sheriff.    Rosary was recited Sunday, June 27. The Funeral Mass was held Monday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville.


July 2004

Thoro Lee "Crickett" Amberson of Hondo passed away July 12, 2004, at the age of 68. Crickett was born Dec. 26, 1935 in Medina.  Funeral service was  held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 15, at the First United Methodist Church of Hondo. Interment will be in Hondo Cemetery,  Oakwood Section.

RoseMary Milecky Avila,  age 49, of La Coste passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2004. Rose was born April 21, 1955, in Castroville .   Visitation  Thursday, July 22, 1 to 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste and Rosary / Prayer service, led by Rev. Memo Arino,  at 7 p.m.   Funeral Mass, celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Palmer,  Friday, July 23, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace. Interment  in the church cemetery.

Freddie Jerald "Fred"  Barnes,  age 64, of Castroville,  passed away on Monday, July 19, 2004. Fred was born Nov. 1, 1939, in Rotan.  Funeral service  Thursday, July 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Jennings officiating.  Interment at Castroville Community Cemetery.

Louis William "Louie" Biediger of Midlothian, formerly of La Coste, passed away on his 54th birthday, July 7, 2004. Born in Castroville in 1950, he grew up in La Coste and was a 1968 graduate of Medina Valley High School.  Graveside service was held July 9, 2004, 3 p.m., at Dallas/Ft.Worth National Cemetery.  There was a Memorial Mass, celebrated by his uncle, Msgr. Roy Rihn, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 17, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in LaCoste.

Rogelio "China" Bermudez, age 50,  of Hondo, entered into rest on July 22, 2004.     Visitation was from 2 to 9 p.m. and Prayer service was at 7 p.m. Monday, July 26, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Iglesia Del Nuevo Testamento, Hondo. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.   

Maurice "Skipper" Black-shear, age 47, of Houston passed away July 17, 2004. Skipper was born  Jan. 19, 1957  in Hondo.      Visitation  from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 23, at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home in Hondo. Funeral service  at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at the West End Baptist Church in Hondo. Interment at the Cottonwood Cemetery, Hondo.

Mildred Copus passed away on her 93rd birthday, July 2, 2004, in Kerrville.  Memorial servicewas held at the Tarpley Baptist Church, Tarpley, on Saturday, July 17, 2004, at 11 a.m.

Amelia Katherine (Saathoff) Cowan of Hondo passed away July 3, 2004, at the age of 93 years, 4 months, 22 days.    Amelia was born Feb. 11, 1911, in D'Hanis.   Visitation was  from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.     Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Interment was in the WOW Cemetery, D'Hanis.

Josephine Ann Freehauf, age 65, entered into rest July 17, 2004 at her daughter's home in San Antonio, Texas.   At her request,  she was cremated.   A small memorial service was held Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Harvest Fellowship Community Church in San Antonio.

Altugracia M. "Gracia" Guerrero, age 75, of Hondo passed away July 21, 2004. Gracia was born April 16, 1929,  in Crystal City.    Rosary was recited at 7 p.m.  Friday, July 23, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Ynocencio "Jim" Gutierrez,  age 87, of Castroville, formerly of Saginaw, MI, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2004. Jim was born Dec. 28, 1916, in Seguin.    Visitation was held at Tondre-Guinn Chapel Friday, July 16. Visitation at Deisler Funeral Home in Saginaw, MI, was on Tuesday, July 20, and funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Saginaw, MI.

Rica Regina Harllee, age 82, of San Antonio went to be with her Lord Thursday,  July 15, 2004. Rica was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Hondo.   Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in San Antonio, followed by a funeral service at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood
Section.

Erwin Lester "Les" Higbee of Castroville, age 62, passed away July 12, 2004. He was born Jan. 4, 1942, in Palmyra, NY.  Visitation was 4 - 8 p.m. on Friday, July 16, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home. He was cremated and returned to his birth place. In lieu of flowers make donations to Hondo Funeral Home.

Margaret Hornbostel, age 88, formerly of Devine, passed away July 16, 2004, in Louisiana.   Visitation and funeral service were held Tuesday, July 20, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Devine with Bro. Dan Pitts officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

Leora Jane King of Brenham passed away July 4, 2004, at the age of 83 years.  Leora was born Feb. 6, 1921.   Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Quihi. Interment followed in Quihi Cemetery.

Thomas Joe Long, age 73, passed away July 30, 2004. He was born in Abilene, March 7, 1931. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. Funeral service at 12 noon, Thursday, Aug. 5 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. Interment followed at Mission Burial Park North Cemetery.

Alice Rose Leinweber, age 89, of Hondo passed away Friday, July 23, 2004. Alice was born Nov. 19, 1915 in Hondo.   Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Interment was at the Hondo Cemetery, WOW Section.

Melva Ruth Masters passed away July 15, 2004, after a lengthy illness.      Visitation was held Sunday, July 18,  at the Funeral Home, Funeral Service was held Monday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Lytle with Bro. Grady Summers officiating.  Interment followed at Lytle Community Cemetery.

Charles David "Bob" Moseley, age 69, of Hondo, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at his residence. He was born Sept. 26, 1934 in Cleburne.      Graveside service was held Saturday, July 31, at 3:30 p.m. at Bandera Cemetery, under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge of Bandera.

Charles John "CJ" Pichot, age 87, of Hondo, passed away July 9, 2004.     CJ was born on March 13, 1917, in Hondo.    Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Guinn-Horger  Chapel. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Lee W. Rackley, age 81, passed away on July 24, 2004. He was born Aug. 4, 1922     Visitation was Tuesday, July 27, and funeral service was  conducted
Wednesday, July 28, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, Devine.  Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

Louisa Rodriguez, age 75, of Devine, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2004, in San Antonio.   Rosary was recited Wednesday, July 21 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, Devine. Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Natalia. Interment  at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Devine.

Homer A. Rothe, age 94, passed away July 27, 2004. He was born Nov. 6, 1909 on a family ranch in Hondo.    Visitation was Friday,  at G. W. Cox Memorial Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services was  Saturday at Sacred Heart Church with Father Jim Fischler, C.I.C.M. officiating. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery. The U.S. Coast Guard provided Military Honors.

Ward S. Sanders Sr. of Lytle passed away on July 2, 2004, after a lengthy illness.     Born in Abilene in 1925, he was raised in Three Rivers and Live Oak County.    Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 6, at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Lytle. Interment was in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Carole Rose Rihn Schulte of Dilley passed away July 12, 2004, at the age of 63 years. Carole was born Dec. 22, 1940 in Castroville.  Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Interment was in Quihi Cemetery.

Jessie Wilburn Scott, 86, of Natalia passed away Saturday, July 3, 2004, in San Antonio.     Funeral service was Wednesday, July 7, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

Frank H. Silvey, 88, of Devine passed away Thursday, July 8, 2004.   Funeral service was held Sunday, July 11, at the Church of Christ building in Devine. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Leroy E. Solbrig, age 71, of San Antonio passed away Saturday, July 17, 2004, in Fredericksburg . Visitation was Monday, July 19 in Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel in Fredericksburg. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 20 at St. John's Lutheran Church in San Antonio with Rev. Tom Robison officiating. Graveside services and interment were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Greenwood Cemetery, Fredericksburg.

Pearl Alice Sprenger of Hondo, passed away July 1, 2004, at the age of  80 years. Pearl was born on June 18, 1924, in Oakland, CA.    Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Patricia Ann (Cochran) Thompson of Hondo passed away July 5, 2004, at the age of 72 years.  Patricia was born December 3, 1931, in Houston.  Memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Hondo Health Care and Rehab Center. A memorial service was also held in California on Saturday, July 17.

Charles Henry Walter Jr., age 86, passed away July 18, 2004. He was born in San Antonio on Dec. 10, 1917.   Funeral service was held Wednesday, July 21, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Interment followed at Mission Burial Park South with Military Honors.

Ernest Ray Walton, age 48,  of Sabinal passed away Saturday, July 17, 2004. Ernest was born on August 30, 1955,  in Uvalde.   Graveside service, followed by interment, was at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July
19, at Sabinal Cemetery.

Margaret Catherine (Reid) Wright
, age 91, passed away July 24, 2004.  Born July 15, 1913, in Pittsburgh, PA.    Arrangements with Sunset Funeral Home, San Antonio.

Victoria "Tori" Nicole Wright-Bippert,  age 16, of Castroville passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2004. Tori was born March 19, 1988, in San Antonio to Michele Wright-Walden and Jason Bippert. Visitation was Wednesday, July 21,  at  the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, with Funeral Mass held at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. The Rosary recited Thursday, July 22, 10 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church with Rev. Mike Horan officiating at both services.  Interment  at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Valentina Hernandez "Nicky" Zepeda, age 71, of Castroville, passed away July 8, 2004. Nicky was born Feb. 14, 1933, in Castroville.  Rosary was recited Sunday, July 11, 7 p.m., at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Monday, July 12, 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.


August 2004

Nelma Janice Diehl Barge, age 64, passed away on August 19, 2004, in Dallas. She was born on Sept. 24, 1939, in Brady.   Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at Calvary Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Bear Creek Cemetery in Euless. 

Bradley Austin Vincent "Brad" Billings,  age 44, of Castroville passed away on Monday, Aug. 16, 2004.      Brad was born March 13, 1960, in San Antonio.  Visitation was on Wednesday, Aug. 18, and Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Aug. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.  Interment  at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville.

Dorothy Ellen Bradley, age 78, of Devine passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004. She was born Mar. 6, 1926, in Wayne County, MO.   Graveside service was held Tuesday,  Aug. 10, 1:45 p.m., at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, with Steven Patterson, minister of the Church of Christ, officiating.

Agnes M. (Fahnert) Bryant, age 89, passed away Aug. 16, 2004. She was born on Oct. 15 on a "German" family farm near Lyons.   A brief Memorial Service was held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, at Sunset Memorial Chapel in San Antonio.

Melvin James "Jimmy" Burell, age 74, of Castroville passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in San Antonio.    Jimmy was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Castroville.   Funeral Mass was offered by Fr. Jim Conway at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, and the Rosary was led by Deacon Gene Ebner on Friday, at 10 a.m., both at St. Louis Catholic Church.  Entombment, with military honors provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard, was at St. Louis Garden Mausoleum, Castroville.

Franklin LeRoy "Frank" Burton Jr., age 53, of Hondo, died on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in San Antonio.  He was born in Dallas on August 19, 1951.   Visitation was Friday, Aug. 27, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. Graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Yancey Cemetery.

Rogelio "Roy" Carmona Jr., age 46,  of Hondo passed away Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004. He was born in Hondo on June 1, 1958.    A wake service was held Sunday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo. Fr. Jeff Pehl of St. John's and George Randall, minister of Hondo Church of Christ, officiated. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Delma Delia Dominguez, age 54,  of Hondo passed away Aug. 10, 2004.  She was born in Hondo March 18, 1950.    Rosary service  on Friday, Aug. 13, was led by Epifania Ybarra. Funeral Mass was at 11 a.m. Saturday,  Aug. 14, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, St. John's Section. Rev. Jeff Pehl officiated.

Ethel Mae (Koehler) Fischer, age 84, passed away Aug. 27, 2004. She was born in San Antonio March 8, 1920.   Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with Rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Brookehill Funeral Home. Mass was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gerard Church with graveside service at 11:30 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Terrence Thomas "Terry" FitzSimon,  age  60, of La Coste passed away on Aug. 8, 2004. Terry was born Dec. 13, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas.    The family will hold a private memorial service.

Margarita Silva Gonzales, age 87, of Devine, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born in Black Creek, Nov. 3, 1916.  Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Keith Dennis officiating. Interment followed in Black Creek Cemetery.

Petra (Garcia) Gonzales, age 76, died on Thursday, August 19, 2004, in San Antonio.    She was born in Paducca, on Feb. 23, 1928, the daughter of Clemente and Julia (Tovar) Garcia.  Rosary was recited Sunday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday,  Aug. 23, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Yancey Cemetery.

Robert P. "Bob" Gregory, age 63, of San Bernardino, CA, passed away Aug. 7, 2004, after a lengthy battle with cancer.   A private family memorial was held in San Bernardino, CA. 

Russell Alvin "Rusty" Gregory
, age 79, of Three Rivers passed away Aug. 10, 2004.      He was born in Edna, Texas on April 4, 1925.  Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Church of Christ in Three Rivers with Don Jones officiating. Interment was in Three Rivers Cemetery. 

Carolyn L. Hartung died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at her home in Sinton after a long illness.   Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 7 at Sinton Cemetery with Rev. James Sturgis officiating.

Frances Ellen "Frankie" Hartung, age 82,  of Hondo passed away August 10, 2004.   She was born in Hondo on June 20, 1922.   Visitation was held Thursday, Aug. 12, at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral Service was held Friday, Aug. 13, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Margaret Maryrose Fischer Hutzler,  age 78, passed away Aug. 25, 2004.  She was born March 13, 1926, in Castroville.  Visitation was at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27, with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Zizik-Kearns Riebe- Saunders Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m., Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Entombment was at the Holy Cross Cemetery.

L.A. "Alton" Martin, age 88, of Devine passed away Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004 in San Antonio.   Visitation was Friday, Aug. 6, from 2 until 9 p.m. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Devine. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was at 2:30 p.m., Saturday at Stockdale Cemetery in Stockdale.

Christian Edward Martinez, age 17 months, passed away Aug. 8, 2004.  He was born on Mar. 14, 2003.   Christian is survived by his father, Michael Benjamin Martinez.   Funeral service was held at Warnerrobbins, GA, on Aug. 11, 2004.

Elena Mendoza, age 76, of Devine, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born on Aug. 28, 1927, in Devine.   Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Jose F. Puente officiating. Interment in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Mary M. Mikulenka, age 92, passed away Aug. 14, 2004. She was born Mary Margaret Fillinger in Devine, Oct. 15, 1911.  Rosary was recited at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at St. James Catholic Church in Seguin followed by Mass and interment.

Elva Apodaca Mills,  age 71, of Castroville passed away on Aug. 6, 2004. Elva was born Feb. 3, 1933, in Empalme, Sonora, Mexico.  Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 10, followed by  funeral service at 2 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville.  Cremation will be at a later date.

Ruby Marie Haass Newman, age 101, of Houston, a former long-time resident of San Antonio, passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in Houston.      She was born July 21, 1903, in Medina County.    Funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1 p.m., at Porter Loring Chapel, San Antonio, with Pastor Anne Kolmeier from Zion Lutheran Church in Castroville officiating. Interment was in Mission Burial Park North.   The family invites you to leave a message or memory at www.porterloring.com by selecting Visitation and Service. Select "Sign Guestbook" at the bottom of the individual Memorial.

Guadalupe "Lupe" (Trinidad) Rangel
, age 63, of Hondo passed away on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at home.  She was born in Hondo on Oct. 22, 1940.     Rosary was Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Joyce Marie Rawlings, age 52, of Devine, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004 in San Antonio. She was born June 27, 1952 in New York.  Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 in Evergreen Cemetery with Murl Helwig, Minister, officiating.

Agedita Santos Reyes, age 64, of Hondo, passed away on Aug. 31, 2004.   Visitation was from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, at Hondo Funeral Home with Rosary at 7 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at St. John's Catholic Church.  Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Eduardo "Wallo" Reyes, age 96,  of Devine passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, in Pearsall. He was born Oct. 13, 1907, in Von Ormy.  Funeral Mass Thursday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Jose F. Puente officiating. Interment  in Longview Cemetery.

Margaret Richardson, age 71, of Devine, formerly of San Antonio, passed away  Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, in Hondo. She was born in Halls, TN, May 12, 1933.  Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20,  at Evergreen Cemetery with Steve Patterson, Minister, officiating.

Josephine Mazurek Ruede, age 87, of Pipe Creek died on Sunday, August 15, 2004, at a Castroville nursing home.  She was born in Bandera County on Dec. 10, 1916.     Funeral arrangements are pending with Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.

Keith Ross Seale, age 48, of Dallas, passed away on Aug. 25, 2004, he was born on Nov. 5, 1955.  A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 28 at Sparkman Funeral Home, Richardson.

Thomas Patrick Sharp, age 53, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, in a Kerrville hospital. A resident of Kerrville since 1982 and a former resident of Hondo, Thomas was born Feb. 16, 1951, in New York City.    Memorial services were held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Grimes Funeral Chapels.

Bertie Martha Sweatt Vanderleest, age 88, of Dunlay, formerly of Devine, passed away Aug. 21, 2004. She was born Mar. 30, 1916, in Devine. Funeral service was Wednesday, Aug. 25 with her grandson Rev. Robert Wayne Boettcher officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

Lenore D. Walker, age 81, of Devine, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10. 2004, in Castroville. She was born in Aspermont, Aug. 2, 1923.  Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Cook officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

Leonie Marie (Fest) Warner, age 101 years, of Hondo passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at home.   She was born in San Antonio, on Nov. 26, 1902.    Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, and Funeral Mass was held Wednesday Sept. 1, both services at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo. Entombment was in Hondo Cemetery, St. John's Mausoleum.

Gertride Frieda Clara Weiser, age 89, of Devine and formerly of Pearsall, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in Hondo. She was born in Winchester, Nov. 1, 1914.    Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Pearsall, with Pastor Robert Gentet officiating. Interment was in Pearsall Cemetery.

Elva Maxine (Martin) Kempf Weynand of Yancey, age 79, died on Saturday, August 14, 2004, at her home.      She was born in Yancey on March 9, 1925.  Visitation was Monday, Aug. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Yancey United Methodist Church. Interment  followed in Yancey Cemetery.

Earnest Woodson, age 83, of Natalia, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. He was born in Crosbyton, Dec. 8, 1920. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Myron Rickertts officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

James R. "Ron" Woody, age 60,  of Devine passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004. He was born Jan. 4, 1944, in Atlanta, GA.    Funeral service  Friday, Aug. 13, 1 p.m., at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Vartenisian officiating. Interment  in Jourdanton City Cemetery.


September 2004

Ulester E. Aguiar,  age 91, of Dunlay, passed away Sept. 11, 2004. Ulester was born Oct. 12, 1912, in San Antonio.   Visitation was Monday, Sept. 13, at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Graveside service was held Tuesday, Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m., at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio. 

Maria "Mary" Garcia Alvizo,  age 82, of Castroville passed away Sept. 10, 2004.      She was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Castroville.   Visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, with the Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Joe Raymond Anderson, age 90, of Hondo passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2004.    He was born in Bell,  Aug. 4, 1914.   Visitation was held at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, on, Thursday, Sept. 16, and graveside service was at 12 noon at Quihi Cemetery.

Travis Wayne Attaway, Senior Patrol Agent United States Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, age 31, of San Benito, a native of D'Hanis, passed away Sept. 21, 2004. Travis was born May 3, 1973, in San Antonio.   A Funeral Mass for Travis  was held on Thursday, Sept. 23, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Harlingen.    On Friday, the U. S. Border Patrol escorted his body to Guinn-Horger Funeral Home in Hondo and remained on guard overnight.    Rosary and Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church  and interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in D'Hanis.

Carolina (Lena) B. Baumann, age 96, passed away Sept. 4, 2004.  She was born Sept. 23, 1907, in D'Hanis,  and grew up in La Costa and Castroville.    The family received friends Monday, Sept. 6 at Porter Loring.      A rosary and mass was held Tuesday, Sept. 7, at St. Gerard's Catholic Church.      Interment followed in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Earl Truman Berry, age 89, of Yancey died on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004.  He was born in Yancey on Oct. 22, 1914.   Graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Yancey Cemetery.

Jeffrey Biediger
, age 43, of Round Rock passed away Sept. 25, 2004, at home.      Jeffrey was born Feb. 27, 1961, in San Antonio.   Visitation  Friday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville with Rosary at 7:00 p.m.  The Funeral Mass  at 1 p.m., Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment in St. Louis  Catholic Cemetery.

Gary Randall Boettcher, age 66, of Moreland, GA, passed away on Sept. 25, 2004.    Funeral service was conducted in the Moreland Baptist Church  with interment in Southside Cemetery in Moreland.

Jody Marie Sims Brinegar, age 43, born Oct. 4, 1960, in Castroville, passed away Sept. 26, 2004.   Visitation was held Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.  Funeral service Thursday, Sept. 30, at 10  a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Castroville. Interment  at the Bexar Cemetery near Somerset.

Robert C. Brown, age 79, of Jourdanton, formerly of Devine, passed away Sept. 13, 2004.   He was born June 4, 1925, in Moore.  Funeral service  Friday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Father Jose F. Puente presided. Interment in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. 

Jean Simpson Cagle, age 60, of Hondo, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004.   She was born in Sweetwater,  on July 8, 1944 and later moved to San Antonio with her family.   Memorial service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at the New Fountain United Methodist Church.

Geraldine Paula Irwin Calame, age 77, of Devine passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at her residence.    Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Interment was in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Daniel Mejia Castro, age 71, of San Antonio, passed away Sept. 16, 2004.  Daniel was born March 4, 1933, in Campbelton.  Funeral service was held Monday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Castroville. Interment was at Castroville Community Cemetery.

Ruth M. Cavender, age 77, of Sabinal passed away Sept. 17, 2004. She was born April 21, 1927, in Sabinal.    Funeral service held  Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at 3 p.m. at Central Christian Church in Sabinal with Johnny Smith presiding. Interment in the Sabinal Cemetery.

Johnny M. Crouch, age 61, of Devine, passed away Monday, September 13, 2004, at his residence.  Funeral service was conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in the First Baptist Church, Devine. Masonic graveside service was conducted under the auspices of Devine Lodge #590 A.F. & A.M.,  interment followed at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

John Wernette Ducos, age 83, of Castroville passed away Sept. 16, 2004,in San Antonio.   John was born May 21, 1921 in San Antonio.  Rosary was recited Sunday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass was held Monday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. Both services were at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

Richard P. Durant, age 67, of Hondo, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2004 in San Antonio. He was born in Fisherville, MA  on Dec. 2, 1936.  Visitation was Friday, Sept. 3, at the Memorial Funeral Home in San Antonio. A memorial service was held on Sunday Sept. 5, at the Lone Star Corral RV Community Club House in Hondo.

John Ferguson, age 52, of Belmont, MA, died suddenly at his home Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004. He was born in Hondo on Sept. 23, 1951.  More info pending.

Annie Frances Haller
, age 86, of Natalia, passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2004. She was born in LaCoste, July 26, 1918.  Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church with Father Romeo Olivares officiating. Interment followed in  LaCoste Cemetery.

Dale "Bill" Hampton, age  77, passed away Sept. 30, 2004, in Lytle. He was born June 17, 1926, in Galesburg, IL.    Graveside service was held on Tuesday  at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

Eloisa B. Herrera, of Hondo, age 55, passed away on Sept. 4, 2004.     Visitation was from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 5, at Hondo Funeral Home. A Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6. Funeral Mass was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 7, at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Barbara Nell Hester, 69, of Devine, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2004.      Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at 2 p.m. in the Devine Church of Christ Building, with interment to follow in Lytle Community Cemetery.  

Laura Bertha (Ainger)  Hooge, 96, passed away Sept. 15, 2004, in Jourdanton.   Visitation and rosary was held at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton Friday, September 17, 2004.  The funeral mass was held at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Pleasanton at 10 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004.  Interment followed at St. Andrew's Cemetery #1.

Irene Helen Mehr Jungman
, age 89, of Castroville passed away Sept. 15, 2004.    Irene was born Sept. 14, 1915, in Bader Settlement, Medina County.  Funeral Mass was offered by Fr. Jim Conway at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville on Friday, Sept. 17. The Rosary was led by Deacon Gene Ebner on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Louis Cemetery, Castroville.

Fanny Dorothy Applewhite Keller, age 84, of Castroville passed away Sept. 24, 2004.     Fanny was born Nov. 1, 1919, in San Antonio.    Visitation was held at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 26, with Funeral Mass at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.  Rosary was recited Monday at 10 a.m., also at the church. Interment was at St. Louis Cemetery in Castroville.

Pola Lopez, age 80, of Hondo passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at home.      Rosary was recited Wednesday, Sept. 8, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.      Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, Sept. 9, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment will be in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Prudencia "Pola" Lopez, age 80 years, of Hondo, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004.  She was born in Yancey, on April 28, 1924.    Rosary was recited Thursday, Sept. 9,  and Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial was in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Ethel Mae Thompson Meeks, age 65, of Hondo passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2004.   She was born in Little Rock, AR, on March 20, 1939.   Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Burial was in the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Joseph P. Ney Sr. of Roslindale, MA, formerly of Hondo, died on Aug. 30, 2004, at The Ellis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Norwood MA. He was 83 years of age.    Mr. Ney was born and raised in Hondo.  Funeral Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Roslindale on Sept. 2.

Anita Duran Robles, age 85, passed away Sept. 25, 2004, in San Antonio.  She was born in Hondo, April 10, 1919.   Visitation was Monday, Sept. 27, with rosary recited at 7 p.m.  at Palm Heights Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. at the chapel with burial following in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Dorothy Tillman Ross,  age 81, of La Coste, passed away on Sept. 9, 2004. She was born Aug. 24, 1923, in Sommerset, KY .    Visitation was held Friday, Sept. 10, at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.  Graveside service Saturday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville.

Bonnard Rothe, age 83, of D'Hanis, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004.    He was born in D'Hanis on March 3, 1921.     Rosary was recited at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, followed by the Funeral Mass, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in D'Hanis. Interment was at the Holy Cross Cemetery.

Matias Rangel Salazar, born March 14, 1924, in La Coste,  passed away Sept. 25, 2004.  Visitation at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home was Monday, Sept. 27, from 12:30 noon to 8:30 p.m. with the Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass was Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment was at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in La Coste.

Austin J. Schell Jr. , age 79, died on Monday, Sept. 7, at his home in San Antonio.  Rev. Schell was born in 1925 in Port Arthur.     Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Rev. Pat Spannagel of Pyron Avenue Baptist Church, San Antonio, officiated. Interment was at Castroville Community Cemetery.

Curtis Herald Shaw, age 88 , of Devine passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004. He was born in Beggs, OK, Oct. 13, 1915.    Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Whitt officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

Simone Sonnier passed away peacefully at her home in Natalia on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004. She was born March 13, 1923, in France.  Funeral Mass was Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Saint John Bosco Church in Natalia. Interment was at Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Devine.

Leon Stone, age 90, died Sept. 4, 2004 in Austin. He was a retired president of the Austin National Bank, and also served as a director of the Hondo National Bank several years ago.

Chester J. Webb,  age 76, of Castroville passed away Sept. 14, 2004. Chester was born May 26, 1928, in Austin.   Funeral service was held at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. Entombment was at St. Louis Garden Mausoleum at St. Louis Cemetery, Castroville.

Augustine G. Yanes Sr., age 83, of Devine, passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2004. He was born in San Antonio, July 27, 1921.   Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Jose F. Puente officiating.  Interment followed in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.


October 2004

Michael Allen Been, age 60, of San Antonio, passed away Oct. 10, 2004, at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB.    Michael was born Aug. 6, 1944, in San Antonio.  Funeral service  Thursday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at Trinity  Baptist Church in Lytle. Interment will be at the Lytle Community Cemetery.

Dorothy Jean (Bendele) Boehme, age 70, a resident of Castroville, was born Aug. 29, 1934, in Hondo and passed away on Oct. 21, 2004.  Funeral Mass was held Sunday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. and Rosary was recited Monday at 9:30 a.m., both at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was at the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

Raymond Lester Capps, age 52, of Devine passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004. He was born Nov. 2, 1951, in Hondo.   Memorial service was at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Black Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Whitt officiating.

George Cowart, age 69, of Yancey, formerly of Socorro, NM, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, in Hondo.  He was born Nov. 27, 1934, in Albuquerque, NM.   Rosary was recited Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the church, followed by
interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.  Reverend Wallis J. Stiles officiated.

Keith David Daniels, age 47, of Castroville, passed away Oct. 12, 2004. Keith was born April 23, 1957, in Evansville, IN, to Dwight and Jonita Daniels.  A Memorial Service  held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 12 noon  at Tondre- Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.

Francis Marion Davis, Jr., age 73, of San Antonio, Texas, died on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004.   He was born in Throckmorton, on April 17, 1931.   The Funeral Service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.    Burial was in Hondo Cemetery, St. John's Section.

Aubrey Earl Driscoll, Devine native, local businessman and rancher, died on Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at the age of 93. He was born on the family farm south of Devine on Feb. 12, 1911.   Funeral service  held Thursday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Devine. Interment  in Evergreen Cemetery.

A long-time resident of Community Care Facility in Hondo, Fannie Alice Hardt Dubberly passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, at the age of 90.   Funeral service was conducted at New Fountain United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, with the Reverends Charles Parker, Bert Clayton, John Britsch, Dave Crabtree, and Vance Elliott participating. Mary Emma Matthews was organist and Rev. Doug Smith gave the graveside prayer. Prior to interment at the New Fountain Cemetery, the Hondo Eastern Star Chapter conducted a special service for Mrs. Dubberly, who was a member of Eastern Star for over 50 years.

Isidora C. Espinosa, age 72, of Lytle passed away Oct. 11, 2004. She was born April 3, 1932 in Lytle. Funeral service was held on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church. Father Romeo Olivares will officiate. Interment followed in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Isa Fierros, age 75, of Amarillo, formerly of Devine and Castroville, passed away Oct. 1, 2004. He was born June 22, 1929, in Castroville.   A graveside service was held on Oct. 7, 2004, in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Esteban Gallegos, age 96, of Devine passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, in San Antonio.  Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 in Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with interment  following at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Lilla Mae Gant, age 86 , of Hondo, died on Friday, Oct. 22, 2004. She was born in Bowie, on Feb. 6, 1918.    Visitation was on Monday, Oct. 25, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Funeral Service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.  27, at the Craddock Funeral Home in Ardmore, OK. Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery in Ardmore.

TSGT Monty Joe Garrett, Retired USAF, a resident of Castroville, passed away at home on October 23, 2004, at the age of 68. He was born on Jan. 23, 1936, in Lueders,     Visitation was held Monday, Oct. 25, 2004.  Funeral Service  held on Oct. 26,  at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Chapel in Castroville. Interment followed at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Catherine Clara Weynand Gass, born on July 7, 1923, in D'Hanis, passed away on Oct. 6, 2004, in San Antonio.   Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m.  at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Interment followed in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

Bertha Bohl Graham was born in the rural area of Devine, Texas on Sept. 4, 1917.  Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment followed in St. Joseph¹s Catholic Cemetery.

Pearl Mae Grunewald, age 92, of Hondo passed away on Monday, Oct. 18, 2004.    She was born in New Fountain  Feb. 4, 1912.   Funeral Service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the First United Methodist Church of Hondo. Burial was in the Yancey Cemetery.

Freddie Ray Jones, age 73, of Yancey passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004.   He was born in Sipe Springs, TX, Oct. 12, 1937.  Visitation was at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral service was Monday, Oct. 11, at the First Baptist Church of Yancey followed by interment in Yancey Cemetery.

Russell Ray "Rusty"  Lawrence, age 57, of Castroville passed away Oct. 18, 2004, at his home.  Russell was born Sept. 25, 1947, in San Antonio.     Visitation  on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held  Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Tondre- Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. A graveside service with military honors will be held Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, followed by interment.

Mary Gertrude Love of San Antonio, age 88, passed away in Pearsall, Oct. 19, 2004. She was born in Alberta, Canada, Aug. 20, 1916. Graveside service was at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Howard Cemetery with Pastor Robert Gentet officiating.

Richard James (Jim) MacAl-lister of Pipe Creek, born May 11, 1942, in San Antonio,  passed away Oct. 8, 2004, in LaCoste.   Graveside service  held Monday, Oct. 18, at 10:15 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio. His ashes entombed in the columbarium at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Norma June Moore, age 72, of Natalia passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, in Castroville. She was born in Bracketville, Sept. 13, 1932.    Funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Clifford Kuykendal officiating. Interment was in Blackhill Cemetery.

Thomas George Muennink
, age 75, of Hondo, died on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004. He was born in D'Hanis, on Oct. 30, 1928.      The Rosary was held Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D'Hanis. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, with Father Stiles officiating, at Holy Cross Catholic Church.  Interment was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Dolores Romero Padron, Sr., age 80, of San Antonio passed away Oct. 1, 2004. He was born April 24, 1924, in La Coste.   Funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, with Father Jose F. Puente officiating. Interment followed in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery

Heinrich Pfanzelt, age 68, of Mico, passed away Oct. 14, 2004, at home.  Heinrich was born July 19, 1936, in Oberammergan, Germany.    A Memorial Rosary was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.

Jose Rios, age 82, of Hondo, died on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004.   He was born in Sabinas, Mexico, on March 19, 1922.   Rosary was held Wednesday, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.   Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo. The burial was at 2:30 pm at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Pedro "Pete" M. Rizo, age 62, of Devine passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, in San Antonio.  Rosary was recited 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 in Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Mass  celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Jose Armando Rodriguez of Hondo entered into rest on Oct. 4, 2004, at the age of 72.  Funeral Mass was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Victor Rodriguez, age 66, of Levelland, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004. He was born on Nov. 8, 1937, in Lytton Springs.   Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Levelland. Burial followed at the  City of Levelland Cemetery under the direction of Head & Duarte Funeral Home.

Marvin Emil Rohde, Sr., age 71, of Bigfoot passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, in Jourdanton. He was born Sept. 12, 1933, in San Antonio.   Visitation held at the funeral home Friday, Oct. 29 from 2 to 9 p.m. Rosary  recited at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 followed by a celebration of a Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Joe O. "Chino" Rosales, age 81, of Hondo, died on Monday, Oct. 25, 2004.  He was born in Hondo, on May 29, 1923.   The Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Elisandro Salazar, age 64, of Bonham passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 at his residence. He was born on Sept. 3, 1940, in Hondo. Visitation was held from 2 - 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Cooper- Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel in Bonham.

Judge Edward Sandusky, D.V.M., of Hondo and Quihi passed away on Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, after a long battle with cancer.   He was born in Bronte, on Jan. 25, 1930.  Visitationwas held on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Guinn-Horger Chapel.  Funeral service  Friday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m., at the Hondo Church of Christ.

Jesus "Chuy" Santos Jr. of Quihi, age 65, passed away in San Antonio on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004.
Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, and Funeral mass was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, both at St. John's Catholic Church. Burial was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood  Section.

Oscar Rudolph Schott, age 102, of Mico  passed away at his home on Oct. 24, 2004, surrounded by his family at his bedside. He was born on Oct. 17, 1902, at Red Bluff in Bandera County.   Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. The Rosary  recited Thursday, Oct. 28, at 9 a.m. at the Tondre- Guinn Funeral Home. Entombment  at Holy Cross Mausoleum in Schertz.

Rodolfo Silva Sr., of Hondo, passed away on Oct. 17, 2004, at the age of 66.  Visitation was from 2 to 9 p.m. and Rosary was at 7 p.m.   Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at St. John's Catholic Church with interment following in Hondo Cemetery.

Joy Ann Smalley, age 69, suddenly passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born on Feb. 26, 1935, in Alameda, CA. Visitation was held from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2,  at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home on Bandera Road.  Graveside Service 11 am., Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Sunset Memorial Park.

Joe Ignatius Valenta, age 79, peacefully passed away Oct. 10, 2004, surrounded by family and friends at his home in Castroville. Joe was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Schwertner.   Rosary was recited Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was at the St. Louis Cemetery in Castroville. 

Ramon Vera, age 75, of Natalia passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, in Lytle. He was born in Devine, Aug. 31, 1929.  Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church with Father Romeo Olivares officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Devine.

Sgt. Jackson (Jack) Penland Westbrook, age 84, of Devine, TX passed away on Oct. 22, 2004. Jack was born on Oct. 14, 1920.    Viewing was held at Hurley Funeral Home in Devine Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, Funeral services  held Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 at 10 a.m. in the Lytle Methodist Church with Pastor Scott Martin officiating. Interment  at Evergreen Cemetery.

Laura "Pinkie" Winters, age 61, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2004.   Funeral service was held Saturday Oct.16, at 1 p.m. at Porter Loring North. Graveside service was Oct. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Woodmen of the World Cemetery in D'Hanis.

Harlan Raymond Wolff, age 67, of Hondo died Oct. 7, 2004. He was born in 1937 and raised in D'Hanis.  A Rosary and Mass was held on Oct. 8, 2004, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in D'Hanis. Mr. Wolff was laid to rest at the Holy Cross Cemetery in D'Hanis.

Bernice Evers Alderson Wurzbach, age 82, of Rio Medina passed away Oct. 10, 2004, in San Antonio.   Bernice was born Sept. 1, 1922, in San Antonio.   Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Rosary was recited Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, followed by interment at the Evers Cemetery in San Antonio.


November 2004

Henry Solis Abbate, age 72, of Atascosa, passed away on Nov. 13, 2004, at home. He was born May 3, 1932, in San Antonio.    Rosary was recited Monday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m ., at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was at the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville.

Illa Ulen Alfredson, age 84, of Hondo died on Monday, Nov. 22, 2004.   She was born in Morrilton, AR, on Oct. 15, 1920.   A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Cecil Wayne "Buck" Bragg, age 72, of Pearsall, passed away Nov. 28, 2004. He was born in Kauffman, Oct. 15, 1932.  Graveside services were at 2 p.m. in Pearsall Cemetery with Schatzie
Norris officiating.

Raymond J. Brett Jr., age 57, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, in San Antonio.    Funeral Mass was celebrated at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Our lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes. Interment was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Aileen Kathrine Burger, age 98 , of Hondo, died on Monday, November 22,2004.  She was born at her grand-mother's home at Vandenburg, outside of Hondo, on May 4, 1906.  The graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section. Frank Helvey officiated.

Rev. Msgr. Anthony J. Costantino, age 84, of San Antonio, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004. Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 4 and Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass was offered at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Interment was at San Fernando Archdiocesan Cemetery No. 2.

Oralia O. Dominguez, age 80, of Austin, formerly of Hondo, died on Tuesday, Nov.23, 2004.   Born in D'Hanis on Feb. 1, 1924.  Rosary was led by Juventina Correa Sunday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Rev. Jeff Pehl officiating.

Guadalupe Flores Estrada, age 81, of Castroville, passed away on Nov. 22, 2004, at home. She was born Feb. 15, 1923.   Graveside service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 24,  11:30 a.m. at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood  Section, in Hondo. A Memorial Service was held Friday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, 1691 U.S. Hwy 90
East, Hondo.

Juanita Flores, age 68, of Moore passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004. She was born in Catarina, June 24, 1936.  Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jose F. Puente officiating.  Interment followed in Moore Catholic Cemetery.

Abelardo S. Garcia Sr., age 79, of San Antonio died on Monday, Nov. 8, 2004.   He was born in Gardendale on Feb.  22, 1925.   Rosary was recited Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, led by Epifania Ybarra. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Rev. Jeff Pehl officiating.  Burial was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Jonnie R. Gayle, age 84, of San Antonio, formerly of Devine, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2004, in San Antonio.   Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sonny Manuel officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

Ascencion Gonzales, age 74, formerly of Natalia and San Antonio, passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born in Atascosa on Dec. 8, 1929.   Funeral services  at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Ramon Garza Gonzales, age 63, of Hondo, entered into rest on Nov. 25, 2004.  Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, at Hondo Funeral Home.  

Leo A. Heirman, age 85, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Hendrick Medical Center after a long illness. He was born Aug. 14, 1919, in Galesburg, IL.  Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Abilene Funeral Home Chapel of Hope, Abilene.

Ferdinand (Ferdie) Armene Huegele, age 97, of San Antonio, passed away on Nov. 13, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born Sept. 29, 1907.  Graveside service was held Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. at San Fernando #2 Catholic Cemetery in San Antonio. 

Roger Walter Kurz, 79, of Devine passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, in Lytle.   Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 14 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle. Funeral services conducted Monday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle. Interment followed at Heickman Cemetery, Somerset.

Juan Vasquez Leos, age 100, of Sabinal died Nov. 18, 2004, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born in D'Hanis on June 24, 1904.  Mass of the resurrection was celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sabinal with Father Pedro Molina officiating.  Interment followed in Sabinal Cemetery.

William Harold "Bill" Mooney, age 56, of Mexia, formerly of Hondo, passed away on Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, losing his battle with cancer.    Bill was born in Jackson, MS on Jan. 8, 1948,   The funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 9, at New Fountain United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Parker and Rev. John Britsch officiating.  The TDCJ Dominguez State Jail Honor Guard posted the colors and stood by the casket during the service.     Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section. The United States Air Force honors team from Lackland AFB retired the colors and presenting them to Bill's wife. A bugler provided Taps.

Evelyn Charlotte Nicholas, age 64, of Devine passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born in San Antonio, Sept. 6, 1940. Memorial Service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, At Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Dan Pitts, minister.

Jimmie Richardson, age 68, of Devine, passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born Feb. 3, 1936, in Ripley, TN.   Funeral service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kent Carnley officiating. Interment  in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Dorotha Carr Rucker, 82, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at an Arlington hospital after a brave and lengthy battle with cancer. Mrs. Rucker was born in Erath County on June 8, 1922.  Funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Moore Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Chrystal Lee Savage, age 22, of Devine, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born in San Antonio, Oct. 17, 1982. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13,  at  Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter H. Tracy Jr. officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Dominga M. Sevier, age 70, of Lytle, passed away, Nov. 5, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born in San Antonio, Jan. 21, 1934.    Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Hernandez officiating. Interment followed in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Monsignor Robert Silverman, 69, of San Antonio died of a heart attack at the Jordan River in Israel on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, as he led 58 pilgrims on a tour of the Holy Land. It was his 11th such tour.  Monsignor Silverman was born  Apr. 10, 1935.  Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church in San Antonio, where he last served as pastor. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at  9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, also at St. John Neumann. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, San Antonio.

SMSGT Borden 'Smitty' Smith    AF Ret. SMSGT Borden "Smitty" Smith of Hondo entered into rest on Nov. 8, 2004, at the age of 74.     Visitation  from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral procession at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, for a 10:15 a.m. graveside service with military honors at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. 

Iva Mae Walker Smith, 95, of San Marcos passed away Nov. 6, 2004. She was born in Staples, Oct. 7, 1909.   Graveside service was conducted Tuesday at the San Marcos City Cemetery Tabernacle.

Kim Thi Thai, age 72, of Hondo passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004. She was born in Vietnam Apr. 8, 1932.  She was a member of the Buddhist faith and, according to custom, private prayers were offered throughout the week. Monks from the Chua Bao Quanh Temple in San Antonio led prayers Thursday and Friday afternoons.   A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Friday at Guinn-Horger Chapel, led by Pastor Charles Schlentz.      Funeral prayers began at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. The procession began at 10 a.m., stopping for prayers at the family's home and business and arriving at the cemetery for committal rites. Burial with Chinese ritual was at 11 a.m. at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Milton Richard Henry Theis, Sr., age 86, of Castroville passed away in San Antonio on Friday, Nov. 5. 2004. He was born Feb. 9, 1918, in Wetmore.  Funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Interment was at the Quihi Cemetery in Quihi.

Gerald Joseph Tschirhart, age 49, of Castroville passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, in San Antonio. He was born March 27, 1955, in Hondo.   Funeral Mass was held Sunday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Rosary was recited Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was at the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville.

Joe L. Weiss was born on March 30, 1939, passed away on Nov. 6, 2004.   Graveside service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. at Yancey Cemetery, Yancey.

Earnest Donald Weldon, age 68, of Natalia passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, in Chesapeake, VA. He was born in Pear Valley, July 2, 1936.  Funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m., at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dale Brynestad officiating. Interment was at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Juanita Estrada Ybarra, age 91, of La Coste, passed away Nov. 14, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born June 24, 1913.  Visitation and prayers were held on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.


December 2004

Jonah Nathan Benitez of Lawton, OK, was born and went to be with the angels on Dec. 28, 2004.  He is survived by his parents, Joe Jr. and Jacqueline (Guzman)  Benitez of Lawton, OK; grandparents, Betty Benitez of Hondo and Robert and Margaret Jimenez of Oxnard, CA. His family gathered for a graveside service Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, 11 a.m. at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Harold James Bohlen, age 78, of Hondo passed away on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004.   He was born in Dunlay, on Feb. 3, 1926.    Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel.     Funeral Service was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. Burial was in Quihi Cemetery.

Dominga De La Rosa, age 62, of San Antonio and formerly of Devine, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born in Devine, July 19, 1942.   Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Cooke, associate pastor, officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

BK Nixon Dillard, age 28, of Charlotte passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, near Charlotte. He died as the result of a hunting accident.  Funeral service was held at Atascosa County Showbarn, Pleasanton, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004. Interment was at Cowley Ranch near Charlotte.

Freida Juanell Ritchie Erling,  age 74, of rural San Antonio,  passed away Dec. 18, 2004, in San Antonio. Freida was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Harlingen. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Castroville.

Luisa Luz Fabro, 76, of Kerrville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at her residence.  She was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Sabinal.   Visitation was Tuesday at the Kerrville Funeral Home with Rosary at 7 p.m. Rosary was also recited at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo, 7 p.m., on Wednesday.  Funeral Mass was Thursday, Dec. 30, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial  in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Norman Edward "Ed" Fisher, age 70 years, 6 months and 8 days, of Hondo passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004. He was currently serving as mayor of the City of Hondo.      He was born in Muncie, IN, on May 31, 1934.    Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Sabinal Cemetery. Six Hondo Police officers served as casket carriers. Naval Air Station Dallas provided military honors.      Following the graveside service, a Celebration of Life service was held at the First United Methodist Church in Hondo at 11:30 a.m.

Edna Henrietta Geuea, age 88, of Hondo, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004.  She was born in Leinweber Settlement, on July 26, 1916.   Visitation was Monday, Jan.3, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. Burial was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Patricia Ann Godfrey passed away Dec. 9, 2004 at the age of 74.  Visitation was held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapel South. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13 at the funeral home. Interment followed at Mission Burial park south.

Simona Ramirez Gonzalez of Hondo, entered into rest on Dec. 14, 2004, at the age of 90.   Visitation was from 12 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment followed in Oakwood Section of Hondo Cemetery.

Alma Jane Meikle Hibbs,  age 76, of rural Castroville, formerly of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away Dec. 13, 2004, in San Antonio.      Alma was born Jan. 26, 1928, in Charleroi, PA.  The Tondre- Guinn Funeral Home  open on Friday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for visitation. Memorial service  at 6 p.m.

Zonie Frances Virginia Taylor Hoog,  age 85, of Castroville passed away Dec. 4, 2004, in Castroville. Zonie was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Hondo.   Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. Rosary was held Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. Both services were held at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville. 

Melvin Eugene "Gene" Hoover, age 73, of Devine, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004. He was born in Hondo, April 27, 1931.   Graveside service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Keith Dennis officiating.

Peggy Joyce Racker Johon-nett,  age 67, of Castroville, formerly of Levelland, passed away Dec. 4, 2004, at home.    Peggy was born Dec. 31, 1936, in Crossroads, Henderson County.   Visitation was at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6 to 8:30 p.m., with a Memorial service at 7 p.m.

Glenda Marie Dick Kuenstler, loving mother and grandmother, entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, in San Antonio, at the age of 86 years. She was born on Dec. 13, 1917, in Leakey.     Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Cotulla Presbyterian Church in with Rev. Steven Parker officiating. Interment was in the Cotulla Cemetery.

John Earl Malone, age 51, of Devine, passed away Dec. 30, 2004. He was born in Dilley, Sept. 25, 1953.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at Pearsall Cemetery led by Richard Byrd.

John F. Moore, age 60, of Moore, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004. He was born in Moore, Nov. 8, 1944.  Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leonard Geyer officiating.

Benito R. Morado, age 61, of Castroville, passed away Dec. 31, 2004, in San Antonio. Benito was born Mar. 21, 1943, in Madrid, Coahuila, Mexico.  Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 2,  with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Castroville, with interment at St. Louis Cemetery.

Milton Mumme, age 80, of Hondo, passed away on Friday, Dec. 17, 2004.    He was born in Vandenburg, March 28, 1924.    Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with The Rev. David J. Mayer officiating. Burial was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Mary C. Munk, age 88, of Lytle, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2004.  She was born in Bigfoot, Jan. 25, 1916.    Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at Oak Island Cemetery with Rev. Fletcher Pool officiating.

Mabel Sadler Newsom, age 94, formerly of Devine and Pearsall passed away Monday, December 20, 2004, at her son's (James) residence in Palacios.  Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Devine, with Rev. Johnny Melacon officiating. Interment followed at Pearsall Cemetery, Pearsall.

John Frank Rainosek, Jr., age 78, of Natalia passed away Dec.15, 2004.  He was born Nov. 25, 1926, in Schulenburg.     Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, and Funeral Mass was held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, LaCoste.      Military Honors were provided by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard was at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. He was cremated and his ashes will be interred at a later date at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Memorials may given to the Alzheimer's Association.

Erminia Cortez Reyes, age 67, of D'Hanis, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004. She was born in D¹Hanis, on Nov. 7, 1937.     Rosary was recited at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Friday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m  Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in D'Hanis.

Richard Delwin Rushing, age 87, passed away Dec. 10, 2004. He was born Oct. 20, 1917 in Alice. Arrangements with Palmer Mortuary, Seguin.

Kenneth Rutherford, GySgt, USMC, Ret, of Waco and formerly of Hondo, passed away Tuesday Dec. 28, 2004, at the age of 45.  Funeral services in San Antonio are pending.

Mabel Ernestine Weynand, age 85 , of Hondo died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004.  She was born in D'Hanis, on July 11, 1919.  Rosary, followed by Funeral Mass, was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in D'Hanis. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, D'Hanis.

Oleta Louise Williamson, age 64, of Moore, passed away Dec. 3, 2004. She was born in Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 20, 1939.    Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Whitt officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mary Lillian Whitt Wren, age 81, of Devine, was born Oct. 28, 1923, passed away on Dec. 10, 2004.    Funeral service was held Dec. 14, in the Cleburne Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Whitt officiating. Gene Morris and Jake Arrott provided special music. Dr. Glenn Young closed the service with prayer. She was buried in the George's Creek Cemetery beside her mother.





 


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