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Obituary Archives 2006

 
January 2006

Joseph Anderson, age 78, of San Antonio, passed away on January 31, 2006. He was born on September 7, 1927.    A memorial service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Somerset.

Violet Hunt Benefiel, age 93, of La Coste passed away Jan. 26, 2006, in Castroville. Violet was born Oct. 9, 1912, in Cuero.    Funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Interment was at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Castroville.

Connie Dee Briscoe, age 40, of Devine passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, in San Antonio. Funeral service is pending.  Hurley Funeral Home, Devine

Esther Cortez, age 81, of D'Hanis went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006.  A Rosary was recited and a Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D'Hanis.  Interment followed in San Francisco Cemetery, D'Hanis.

John Anthony Coyle, age 82, of Hondo passed away Jan. 29, 2006. John was born Sept. 25, 1923, in San Antonio.    Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Hondo. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, St. John's Catholic Section.

John Ralph Davenport, age 87,  passed away Jan. 27, 2006, in Leander. He was born on Nov. 17, 1918, in Hondo.    Funeral service was held Monday, Jan.  30,  at 1 p.m.  at the Southeast Church of Christ, 5860 US Highway 87 East, San Antonio, with Patrick Andrews, minister, as efficient and Gene Helm of Kerrville as director of congregational singing.      Committal service was conducted at the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section, at 3 p.m. Monday.

Keith Duderstadt, born March 2, 1934, in Hondo, passed away Jan. 25, 2006.   Memorial Service at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, at St. Mark's Methodist Church, 601 W. Braker Lane, Austin.

Christopher Lee Eccles, 28, of Sacramento, CA, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.   He was born in Lynwood, CA, on Feb. 4, 1977. A Memorial Service, officiated by Pastor David Mayer, was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo.

Agnes Cecilia Echtle, age 79, of La Coste passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006.      Agnes was born Feb. 18, 1926, in La Coste.  The Tondre- Guinn Funeral Home open for visitation on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. A Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.  The Funeral Mass on Friday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m., at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

Clara Beatrice Gast of Hondo, age 68, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at home. She was born May 29, 1922.  Memorial service was officiated by Rev. Beverly Burk and Rev. Ricky Burk, and was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the First United Methodist Church of Hondo.

Lester Benjamin Gerdes Sr., age 87, of Spring Branch, formerly of Uvalde, passed away Jan. 29, 2006 in NC Baptist Hospital, San Antonio. He was born in Hondo on Feb. 12, 1918.   Graveside service was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating, at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Bernice Mae Goforth, age 95, of Dilley, Devine and formerly of Yancey, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, in San Antonio. She was born in Stonewall County, May 10, 1910.   Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Yancey Cemetery with Linda Adams officiating.

Conception Gonzales,78, passed away Jan. 14, 2006.  Visitation was Monday, Jan. 16, at Hondo Funeral Home and at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in San Antonio with Rosary recited at 7 p.m.  Funeral Mass was at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Henry Gonzales, age 48, of Hondo, passed away, Jan. 21, 2006.  A memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Hondo Funeral Home.

William Jim Harris, age 92, of Sabinal passed away Jan. 10, 2006, at Amistad Nursing Home. He was born November 5,1913, in Cleburne.  Funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Sabinal. Interment  in the Sabinal Cemetery.

Edward A. Hartung Jr., age 88, of Somerset passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006. in Somerset.   Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Heickman Cemetery.

LaRue Noton Hedrick, age 89, of Hondo, passed away Jan. 19, 2006. She was born March 21, 1916.  The Memorial Service, officiated by Pastor Beverly Burk, was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel.

James H. Hiler Jr., age 53, of Uvalde passed away on Jan. 29, 2006. He was born on May 18, 1952, in San Antonio.    A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Uvalde.

Billie Jean Hilsher, age 77, passed away Jan. 4, 2006.      She was born Nov. 16, 1928, in San Antonio.  Funeral service, officiated by Pastor David Mayer, was held Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. Interment was at 2:15 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

James Roy Kile, age 88, of Issaquah, WA, formerly of D'Hanis and Hondo, passed away on Jan. 14, 2006, after a short illness.     Memorial services Feb. 18 at 2p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Taylor, Texas.

Dominga DeLeon Maldonado, age 70, of D'Hanis passed away Jan. 7, 2006.  She was born Mar. 3, 1935, in Yancey.   Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Guinn-Horger Chapel in Hondo. Funeral Mass, officiated by Rev. Jeff Pehl, was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Marcelino Jessie Martinez, Jr., age 53, of Castroville,  passed away Jan. 15, 2006, in Hondo. Marcelino was born June 2, 1952, in Castroville.  A Rosary was  recited on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Chapel in Castroville. Funeral Mass Thursday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment after Funeral Mass at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Daniel John Neslony Sr. of San Antonio passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Devine. Visitation held Sunday, Jan. 22, at the funeral home from 2 until 9 p.m.    Graveside service at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, with interment after.

Andrew J. Patterson, age 93, of Luling, passed away Jan. 16, 2006.   A funeral service was held Jan. 19, 2006.  O'Bannon Funeral Home 

Angelita Olivarez Puente
, age 76,  of Hondo, formerly of Sabinal, passed away on Jan. 17, 2006, at St. Luke's Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sabinal with Rev. Jeff Pehl officating.  

Elias Reyes, age 84, of Hondo, passed away Jan. 7, 2006.   Visitation from10- 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Hondo Funeral Home. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral mass at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment  in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Chief Ernie Lee Rice, age 52, of Natalia passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, in San Antonio after a battle with cancer.  At the time of his death, Ernie Rice was police chief of the City of Natalia, and had been for many years.  Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at  the First Baptist Church, Devine. Interment was at Moore Memorial  Cemetery.

Irma Teresa Rivas-Estrella , 58, of Devine passed away Sunday, Jan.  22, 2006, in San Antonio.  Rosary was recited Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Chapel  of the Hurley  Funeral Home, Devine. A Memorial Mass was celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 25, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Devine.

Elpidio A. Rodriguez, Sr., age 79, of Hondo, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, in San Antonio at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital.  He was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Hondo.  The Rosary was recited on Friday, Jan. 20, at Guinn-Horger Chapel and the Funeral Mass, officiated by Rev. Jeff Pehl, was at said on Saturday, Jan. 21 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.  Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Deborah Olivia Thompson Pancoast Rogers age 62, passed away May 17, 2005.  Submitted by family.  Hondo Anvil Herald, Jan. 19, 2006

Ferdinand Louis "Ferd" Rothe of D'Hanis, age 84, passed away Jan.11, 2006, at his ranch home.
He was born Jan. 2, 1922, in D'Hanis,  Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15,  and the Funeral Mass, was at 10 a.m. Monday, both at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D'Hanis. The services were officiated by Fr Wallis J. Stiles, Msgr. George Steuben and Msgr. Roy Rihn. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, D'Hanis.

Evelyn May Ryan, age 84, of Suffolk, England, passed away on Jan. 27, 2006.   Funeral service was held in England on Feb. 7.

Patricio Salazar, age 80, of San Antonio, formerly of Hondo, passed away, Jan. 23, 2006..    A prayer service was at 7 p.m. Friday  Jan. 27, officiated by Pastor Daniel Urrutia. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Hondo Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Yancey Cemetery with Military Honors presented by the Honor Guard from Ft. Sam Houston.

Eusebio Salinas Sr., age 81, of Castroville passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006.   Eusebio was born Dec. 16, 1924, in San Antonio.   Tondre- Guinn Funeral Home open for visitation on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rosary and Funeral Mass held Friday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment at St. Louis
Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Maria Valle Sepulveda, age 84, of Devine passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at her residence.   Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at St. Joseph's  Catholic Church. Interment  in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Devine.

Homer VanHeuverswyn, age 75, of Webster, formerly of Natalia, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in Clear Lake.   Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Lytle. Interment with Masonic Graveside Service, under the auspices of Atasacosa Lodge #379 A.F. & A.M., followed at the Lytle Masonic Cemetery.

Randy Mack Waters, age 48, of Mico passed away Jan. 24, 2006. Randy was born July 26, 1957, in San Antonio.    Memorial service Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. at Honey Creek Cave on Gass Ranch, 2350 Park Road 31, near Bergheim.


February 2006

Clara Amalia (Schott) Bippert, age 99, of Mico,  passed away Feb. 20, 2006. Clara was born Oct. 24, 1906, in Medina County.  Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Lowelle E. Brister, age 88, of Castroville passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, in Castroville. Lowelle was born Feb. 15, 1917, in Electra.  Memorial service will  Monday, Feb. 13, 1 p.m., at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Chapel in Castroville. The chapel open at 12 noon, prior to the memorial service.

Phillip Bullard, age 65, of Castroville passed away Feb. 6, 2006, at home.      Phillip was born July 7, 1940, in Cleveland, OH.   Memorial service held Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Castroville. Committal service Friday, Feb. 10, 9:15 a.m., at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Daunt Lee Connell, age 34, of Wichita, KS, passed away Feb. 5, 2006. He was born March 20, 1971, in San Antonio.   Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Sunset Funeral Home in San Antonio. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park.

Cherry Pairett Cook, age 86, of Lytle passed away Feb. 28, 2006. She lived, in her own words, "a good long life."   She was  born May 9, 1919, in Milano.   Graveside service was held Saturday, Mar. 4, at Evergreen Cemetery, Devine, with Pastor Rodney Schuler officiating. 

Cresencio "Robert" Davila, age 80, of Devine passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at his residence.  Rosary  recited at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home,  Devine. Mass was celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Joseph¹s Catholic Cemetery.

Mary Louise DePuy passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006.  She was born Nov. 12, 1917, in El Paso.   Graveside service  at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at Marfa Cemetery in Marfa.

James "Jimmy" Escamilla of D'Hanis, passed away Feb. 24, 2006, at the age of 52, in San Antonio.   He was born August 27, 1953, in Hondo.  Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel and the Funeral Mass, officiated by Rev. Jeff Pehl, 10 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 2, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.  Interment at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Donald Duane "Frenchy" French Jr., age 61, of Hondo passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at his home.      He was born Sept. 17, 1944, in San Antonio.      Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel in Hondo. Interment  in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Pascuala Garcia of D'Hanis, age 83, passed away Feb. 13, 2006, in San Antonio.   She was born Oct. 30, 1922, in D'Hanis.    Rosary was recited at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, prior to the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Both services were officiated by Fr. Wallis J. Stiles. Interment was at San Francisco Cemetery, D'Hanis.

Wilfredo Gonzales, age 40, of Devine, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, in San Antonio. He was born April 29, 1965, in Laredo.  Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Jose F. Puente officiating. Interment followed in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Alan Ray Grizzard, age 53, of Devine, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in San Antonio. He was born Sept. 3, 1952, in Texas.  Graveside service was at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Evergreen Cemetery.

Leonarda Garcia Guerra of D'Hanis,  age 84, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, in Hondo. She was born April 18, 1921, in D'Hanis.  The Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, and the Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D'Hanis.  Both services were officiated by Rev. Wallis J. Stiles. Interment was at San Francisco Cemetery in D'Hanis.

Jeffrey Wayne Hilsher, 51, of St. Louis, MO, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, after having undergone triple bypass surgery earlier in the week.  A memorial service will be held in St. Louis, Friday, Mar. 3.

Amos James Hitzfelder, 81, of Devine passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006.  Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel Thursday, Feb. 23, Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with interment at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Devine.

Johnny Joseph Hoffmann, age 80, of Rio Medina  passed away Feb. 10, 2006. Johnny was born August 12, 1925, in the community of Culebra, west of San Antonio.  Rosary was recited Sunday, Feb. 12, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. in the Tondre- Guinn Chapel. The Funeral Mass was held on Monday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Church in Castroville. Interment will was at St. Louis Cemetery, Castroville.

Jack Hutton, age 88, of Devine passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2005.    Funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the chapel of  Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. 

Willetta Margaret (Mackey) Ligon, 82, of Hondo passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2006. She was born Aug. 5, 1923, in Austin.     Visitation from 6  until 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home.  Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, at West End Baptist Church in Hondo. Interment  in Cottonwood Cemetery.

Marion C. Lytle, age 77, of Hondo, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2006.   Graveside service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.

Gladys Anne (Halty) Mann of Hondo, age 84, passed away Feb. 17, 2006, in Hondo.  She was born March 10, 1921, in Castroville.  Rosary was recited at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, followed by the Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Rev. Jeff Pehl officiating. Entombment was in Hondo Cemetery, St. John's Mausoleum.

Charles Fritz Martin, age 88, passed away February 24, 2006. He was born on January 1, 1918.   Family and friends gathered at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at a graveside service at Mission Burial Park North, in San Antonio.

Bryan Vaughn Mattox, age 75, passed away on February 21, 2006, at his home while recovering from hip replacement surgery. He was born on March 25, 1930, in Jasper.   Graveside service with military honors was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at Rio Frio Cemetery.

James "Jim" Lloyd McCoy Sr., age 65, of Lytle, passed away Feb. 22, 2006, at his home. Jim was born Sept. 24, 1940, in Aransas Pass.  The Prayer Service was held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Services concluded at the funeral home.

Mrs. G. K. (Beth) Park, age 84, of Natalia passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006,  in Devine. Visitation Friday, Feb. 10, at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral service  at 10 a.m., Saturday,  Feb. 11, in the chapel of Hurley Funeral Home, Devine.  Interment  at the Masonic Cemetery in Lytle.

Oswald H. "Ozzie" Poerner, age 93, passed away  on Feb. 3, 2006.  Funeral mass was celebrated by Msgr. Raymond Garcia at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, at St. John's Catholic Church, San Antonio. A Rosary and Entombment took place at Holy Cross Catholic Mausoleum Chapel, Feb. 7. 

Andrea Mary (Mumme) Proctor passed away at her rural Hondo home Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006.
She was born in Hondo  Oct. 13, 1938.  The funeral service, officiated by Pastor David Mayer, was at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Esteban Rendon of Hondo, age 83, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Hondo.   Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, officiated by Rev. Jeff Pehl, was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.  Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Alfred Alvin Saathoff, age 101, of Hondo, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at the age of 101, in Hondo.  He was born Nov. 1, 1904, in Hondo.  Funeral service, officiated by Pastor Stephen Schur, was at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Interment was at Quihi Cemetery.

Alton Louis Schlentz, age 81, of Hondo passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006,  in San Antonio.  He was born Jan. 4, 1925, in Hondo.  Funeral service, officiated by Pastor Charles Schlentz, was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Stephen Michael Tompkins of Kerrville, age 33, passed away Feb. 13, 2006, in Kerrville. He was born Oct. 15, 1972, in San Antonio.  A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel in Hondo with Pastor Michael Puckett of Yancey Baptist Church
officiating.

Catherine "Kitty" Hoog Tondre, born July 8, 1925, in Castroville, passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006.   Funeral Mass at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. The Rosary recited Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church. Interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

Edward E. Ward passed away Tuesday  Feb. 28, 2006, after a prolonged illness.   Ed was born in Yancey, on April 16, 1931.   A memorial was held March 3,  at Dudley Hoffman Mortuary in Santa Maria, CA.

Melba M. (Mussman) Weynand of D¹Hanis and Hondo, age 85, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, in Childress. Melba was born Oct. 20, 1920,  in Hondo.   The funeral service, officiated by Pastor David Mayer, was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hondo. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

George Whitlow, age 79, passed away February 1, 2006, in San Antonio. He was born June 24, 1926.   Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Roy Akers-Zizik Kerns Funeral Chapels. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 9 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church. Interment followed at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Thelka Stolte Wurzbach, age 93, of Dunlay passed away Feb. 4, 2006, in Hondo.    Thelka was born Mar. 9, 1912, in Zuehl.   Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 8.   Funeral service held on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Castroville. Interment  at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Castroville.


March 2006

Raul Abrego, age 73, of Rockford, IL, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2006, at his home.   He was born Nov. 14, 1932, in Hondo.  Funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 16, at Honquest Funeral Homes, 4211 North Mulford Rd, Rockford, Il 61111.

Ines Aguallo age 93, of Natalia, passed away Saturday March 25, 2006, at her  residence.   Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 28. Funeral Mass was held Mar. 29, 2006, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Natalia. Interment followed in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Devine.

Nancy C. Applewhite, age 47, of Leakey, passed away March 4, 2006, at her residence. She was born May 26, 1958, in Uvalde.   Memorial service was held Sunday in the Nelson Funeral Home Chapel in Leakey.

Lee Roy Baker, age 88, of Hondo,  passed away Friday, March 31, 2006.     He was born March 3, 1918, near Altus, OK.    Funeral service, officiated by Pastor David Mayer, was Tuesday, Apr. 4, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. Burial was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Dorothy Lee (Muennink) Beard of Hondo passed away Thursday, March 9, 2006, at the age of 60, in San Antonio. She was born July 14, 1945, in Hondo.  The funeral service, officiated by Pastor Charles Parker, was Saturday, March 11, at New Fountain United Methodist Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oak-wood Section.

Jack Bond, age 90, of Gatesville, and formerly of Natalia, passed away Friday, March 10, 2006, in Temple. He was born in Coryell County, Dec. 27, 1915.   Graveside services were Sunday, March 12, at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Keith Dennis officiating.

Edward Rohlf "Booty" Breiten was born November 3, 1918, in Langtry.  He died March 15, 2006, in San Marcos at the age of 87, after a lengthy stay at Care Inn of San Marcos.   His children, Mike Breiten, Kay King, Ann Kelley, Sandra Cogburn and April Breiten invite you to join them Saturday, March 25, 2006, at 3 p.m. at
Lytle United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, for a casual gathering to share photos and memories.

Ella Sprott Britsch, age 95, of Kerrville,  formerly of Bandera,  passed away Sunday, March 12, 2006, in a Kerrville care center.      She was born on June 13, 1910, in Medina County.   A graveside service was held on Wednesday, March 15, at Garden of Memories in Kerrville with Pastors George Schultz and Carl Biermann of Grace Lutheran Church officiating.

Arthur A. "Sonny" Brucks Jr. of Hondo, age 78, passed away March 17, 2006, in Houston.   He was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Hondo.   Visitation Thursday, March 23, 5 to 8 p.m., with Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Guinn-Horger Chapel in Hondo. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.

Santos O. Chacon, age 90, of Poteet, formerly of Natalia, passed  away Monday, March 27, 2006, in Natalia.    Rosary was recited March 29, at the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home, Devine. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Interment to follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Sylvia Q. Constante of Hondo, age 51, passed away March 18, 2006, in San Antonio. She was born April 21, 1954, in Hondo.  Rosary was recited Tuesday, Mar. 21, and Funeral Mass, officiated by Rev. Jeff Pehl, was Wednesday, March 22, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Judy Dianne (Eichholtz) Devine of Hondo, age 55, passed away Monday, Mar. 6, 2006, in San Antonio. She was born Dec. 27, 1950, in D'Hanis.  Memorial service, officiated by Pastor David Mayer, was on Friday, Mar. 10, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. 

Clint Dowell, age 80, long-time resident of Bandera, passed away Saturday, Mar. 11, 2006, in Cedar Creek Nursing Center, Bandera.   He was born in Glen Rose, on Oct. 24, 1925.   Funeral service was held Monday, Mar. 13, 2006, at Grimes Funeral Chapel with Mr. Martin Smith officiating. Clint was laid to rest in Bandera Cemetery with graveside service.     

Margaret Lee Evans, age 82, of Bandera, passed away Friday, Mar. 24, 2006, at her residence.  She was born on April 12, 1923, in Kerrville.   Services were held March 30, at Bandera United Methodist Church, with Rev. Everett Boyce officiating. Interment followed in Bandera Cemetery.

Jacob Fisher, age 30, of Hondo, formerly of Sudan/Muleshoe, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in Hondo. He was born Dec. 5, 1975, in Amherst.  Funeral service was Friday, March 24, at First Baptist Church, Muleshoe, with Dr. Stacy Conner and Rev. Robert Roecker officiating. Interment followed in Littlefield Memorial Park Cemetery, Littlefield.

Marilyn Sue (Vincent) Freier of Quihi/Hondo passed away March 8, 2006, at the age of 65. She was born October 3, 1940, in Nederland. Graveside service, officiated by Frank Perkins, minister, was Saturday Mar. 11, at the Hondo Cemetery, Oak-wood Section.

Alton Edward Haile of Hondo passed away on March 29, 2006, at the age of 82, in Hondo.    He was born Sept. 21, 1923, in San Antonio.   The memorial service, officiated by Michael Weaver and  Pastor Charlie Parker, was Saturday, Apr. 1, at the New Fountain United Methodist Church. A gathering of family and friends followed in the church activity center.

Irvin A. Kilhorn, age 82, of Castroville, passed away March 14, 2006. Irvin was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Castroville.  Rosary recited Friday, March 17, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Funeral Mass was on Saturday, Mar. 18, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Ora Mae Meli, age 75, of Ft. Stockton passed away Saturday, Mar. 11, 2006, in Odessa. She was born in Sabinal on Nov. 19, 1930.  Funeral service was held on Thursday, Mar. 16, at the First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Stockton.

James Maxwell Meneley Sr. age 90, of Devine, passed away Monday, March 6, 2006, at his residence.   He was born Nov. 25, 1915, in Gonzales.   Visitation held Thursday, Mar. 9, 2-9 p.m., at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Funeral service held at 9 a.m. Friday, Mar. 10, in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home, Devine. Interment  held at 2 p.m., Friday at the Woodmen of the World Cemetery in Gonzales, TX.

Lillie Belle Fowler Morris, age 94, of Devine and formerly of Ingram, passed away Friday, Mar. 24, 2006.  Graveside service was conducted at Tuesday, Mar. 28, at Nichols Cemetery in Ingram.

Sylvia Marie Mueller of D'Hanis passed away Thursday, Mar. 2, 2006, at the age of 93, in San Antonio.  She was born Oct. 31, 1912, in D'Hanis.  Rosary was recited at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 6, followed by Funeral Mass, both officiated by Rev. Wallis J. Stiles at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D'Hanis. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in D'Hanis.

Mrs. Herman Mund, nee Mamie Bertha Houy, age 93, of Fredericksburg, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2006. She was born in Gillespie County, May 31, 1912 .    Graveside service and interment was in Der Stadt Friedhof Cemetery, Saturday, Mar. 18 with Chad Mund officiating.

Maria Socorro Garcia Narvaez, age 53, of San Antonio, passed away Mar. 23, 2006. Maria was born Feb. 6, 1953, in Castroville.    Rosary was recited Monday, Mar. 27, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, Mar. 28, at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment followed the Mass at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Tina O'Neal, age 45, of Devine, passed away Monday, March 6, 2006, in Devine. She was born in Logansport, LA, on March 13, 1960.   Funeral service was Wednesday, Mar. 8, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Keith Dennis officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mary Josephine Pierce, age 92, of Castroville,  passed away March 23, 2006. Mary was born May 12, 1913, in Brownwood.    Funeral Service was held Monday, Mar. 27, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville. Interment followed the service at Castroville Community Cemetery in Castroville.

Alex G. Quintanilla, age 72, of Hondo passed away March 7, 2006, in San Antonio. He was born August 26, 1933, in Hondo.  Rosary was recited Friday, Mar. 10, and Funeral Mass was Saturday, Mar. 11, officiated by Rev. Jeff Pehl. Both services were at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.  Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

David Rodriguez, age 45, of Devine, passed away on Saturday, Mar. 11, 2006.   Funeral Mass  held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 16, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment  in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Devine.

Eva Cuellar Rodriquez, age 83, of Castroville passed away March 11, 2006. Eva was born May 1, 1922, in La Coste.    Rosary was recited on Tuesday, Mar. 14, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, Mar. 15, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment  was at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery,
Castroville.

Frutoso "Fred": Sauceda of Hondo, age 77,  passed away March 16, 2006, in San Antonio. He was born Jan. 21, 1929, in Biry.   Funeral service was Monday, Mar. 20, at First Baptist Church in Hondo, officiated by Pastors Ruben Sauceda and Samuel Sauceda. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Francisca A. Salinas, age 72, of Knippa, passed away March 4, 2006, at her residence. She was born May 13, 1933, in Sabinal.   Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Monday, Mar. 6, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sabinal. Interment followed in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Sabinal.

Linda Nell Haynes Schmidt, age 62, of Hondo passed away Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2006, at her home.     She was born Nov. 18, 1943, in Johnson City.  The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Beverly Burk and Rev. Ricky Burk, was held Thursday, March 30, at First United Methodist Church of Hondo. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Marion Martin Schneider, age 80, of Castroville, passed away Mar. 24, 2006. Marion was born Nov. 18, 1925, in Castroville.    Funeral Mass was held on Sunday, Mar. 26, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Castroville. Prayer Service was held Monday, Mar. 27,  at  2 p.m. at Ton-dre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville. Interment  followed the Prayer Service at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Lillian Jane Porter Stearns was born November 28, 1920, in St. Paul, MN.    She left this earth to be with Jesus on Sunday, March 19, 2006.    Funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 23, at First Baptist Church, Hondo.

Mary E. Dubose Stehle, age 77, of Devine passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006.   Funeral service was held Wednesday, Mar. 22, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, with Dr. T. Glenn Young and Pastor Myron Ricketts officiating.  Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Msgr. George H. Stuebben Jr., age 77, longtime church leader, passed away March 1, 2006, in San Antonio. He was born in San Antonio on Dec. 23, 1928.   Rosary was Sunday, Mar. 5, at St. John Neumann Parish, followed by a Mass of Thanksgiving, celebrated by his brother, Lawrence, with homily delivered by Msgr. Emil J. Wesselsky. Archbishop José  H. Gomez was principal celebrant at the Mass of Thanksgiving on Monday, Mar. 6, at St. Joseph's Church Downtown. Burial followed at St. Joseph's Society Cemetery. Concelebrants  were priests of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, classmates of his, and military chaplains.  Msgr. Lawrence J. Stuebben delivered the homily. 

Lois Anne Taft, age 76, of Leavenworth, KS, formerly of Hondo, passed away Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2006. She was born May 29, 1929.    Interment was at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antono.

George Sidney Taylor, Sr. of Hondo, went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2006, at the age of 62, in San Antonio.  He was born Jan. 12, 1944.  Funeral service, officiated by Pastor Charles Parker ,was Monday, Mar. 27, at New Fountain United Methodist Church. Interment followed at the New Fountain Cemetery.

Pedro A. Treviño Sr., age 71, of  Uvalde, passed away March 31, 2006. He was born on Feb. 24, 1935, in Hondo.  Mass of the resurrection was celebrated Monday, Apr. 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Dakin officiating. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Werner A. Wieboldt, age 92, of Kerrville, passed away March 8, 2006, at a Kerrville care center. He was born Dec. 29, 1913, in Chicago.    No service is planned.   


April 2006

Leroy A. Arnold Sr. of D'Hanis, age 76, passed away Friday, April 28, 2006, at home, surrounded by his family.   Rosary was recited Sunday, April 30, and Funeral Mass was held Monday, May 1, both  at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D'Hanis. Interment was at San Fernando Cemetery #2, San Antonio.

Elvira G. Barrios of Hondo,  passed away April 18, 2006, at the age of 84. She was born January 15, 1922, in Hondo.    The Rosary was Thursday, April 20, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Friday, April 21, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Interment was at the Hondo Cemetery, Guad-alupe Section.

Tommy Lee Blanton, age 68, of the Brown Ranch Community north of Hondo, died Saturday, April 29, 2006. He was born June 8, 1937, in Victoria.  Memorial service  on Friday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at Hondo First United Methodist Church. Military graveside service at 2:15 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

Neil Allen Briscoe, Jr., age 75,  passed away on Tuesday, April 4,  2006, after a brief battle with cancer. His wife and son were by his side.    Neil was born in Devine in his family's home on Thursday, February 26, 1931.    Funeral service was held Friday, April 7, at First  Baptist Church of Devine, with interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Dr. T. Glenn Young officiated.

Sotero "Joe" Cabrera of Yancey passed away Friday, April 21, 2006, at the age of 65.  Rosary was recited Sunday, April 23, at Hondo Funeral Home. Graveside service and interment was at Yancey Cemetery.

Viola Emabell Calk of San Antonio passed away at her home on Friday, April 14, 2006, at the age of 83. She was born March 25, 1923, in Hondo.  Funeral Service was held Monday, April 17, at the Los Angeles Heights United Methodist Church, in San Antonio. Interment was at New Fountain Cemetery.

Manuela Resendez Castro, 84, of Devine passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006.   A Memorial Service  held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Devine Community Center.

Carol Cotton of Bossier City, LA, died at his home after a lengthy illness on April 1, 2006, at the age of 74.   Graveside service was held Friday, April 7, at Quihi Cemetery, Quihi.

Mary Louise Speer Davisson was born on Jan. 19, 1915, in Winters.    Graveside service and interment was Monday, May 1 at Mountain Hope Cemetery in Carrizo Springs.

Romana "Mona" Solis Frias, age 71, of La Coste, passed away April 11, 2006.   Mona was born Aug. 9, 1934, in La Coste.    Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, April 12, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Rosary recited Thursday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Interment  follow the Rosary at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery, La Coste. 

Aloni Rasha Shanté Fuller of Hondo passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the age of 58. She was born April 13, 1948, in Chicago, IL.    A Memorial Mass was held Monday, May 1, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo.

Elsa Garcia of San Antonio,  went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2006, at the age of 84. She was born January 12, 1953, in Hondo.   The Rosary was Saturday, April 22, followed by the Funeral Mass, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Luisa Garza, age 87, of Hondo passed away on Saturday,  April 29, 2006. She was born in Hondo on June 21, 1918.    Rosary was recited Monday, May 1, and the Funeral Mass was Tuesday, May 2, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Hazel Easterling Fletcher Haby, age 92, of Sun City Center, FL, formerly of Castroville, passed away April 27, 2006, in Sun City Center. Hazel was born June 16, 1913, in Prescott, AR.  Memorial Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Tuesday, May 2, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was Tuesday, May 2, at Ft. Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

Mary Ellison Harris, age 89, of Lockhart, died April 14, 2006. She was born June 5, 1916, in Caldwell County.    Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18, at the Clearfork Baptist Church in Brownsboro Community with the Rev. Wayne McCrary officiating.  Interment followed in the Clearfork Cemetery.

Lucia Hernandez, age 84, of Hondo, passed away Monday, May 1, 2006.  Rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Funeral Mass Friday, May 5, 2 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment  in Hondo Cemetery, GuadalupeSection.

Russell Joseph Jungman, age 66, of Hondo, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2006.    Russell was born Aug. 17, 1939, in La Coste.    Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, April 19, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Rosary  recited Thursday, April 20, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment will be at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Johnny Lascano, Jr., 27, of Devine passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006.   Visitation  in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine, Thursday, April 27, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church,  interment followed at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Devine.

Marie Elizabeth Lessing Marchiori, age 89, of San Antonio passed away May 1, 2006. Marie was born June 19, 1916, in Macdona.     Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home opened for visitation Thursday, May 4, from 2 to 5 p.m., and Rosary  recited at 7 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Macdona. Funeral Mass held Friday, May 5, 10 a.m., at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Interment followed the Mass at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Macdona.

Rosemary Catherine Maples, age 58, of Hondo passed away April 29, 2006. She was born January 29, 1948, in Waterbury, CT.   Funeral service was Thursday, May 4, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel.  Entombment was at Hondo Cemetery, St. John's Mausoleum.

Juan Melendez, age 59, of Natalia passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006, in San  Antonio.    He was born December 8, 1946.  Rosary was recited Wednesday, April 12, in the Chapel of  Hurley Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.  Thursday, April 13, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.   Interment will be at  Evergreen Cemetery.

Arnulfo (Arnold) Menchaca, was born October 25, 1913, in Castroville, and passed on to a better life on April 7, 2006, at the age of 92.  Rosary was recited Sunday, April 9, in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home,  Lytle. Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, April 10, in  St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Lytle. Interment followed in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Viola Mable Phillips of San Antonio passed away on April 15, 2006, at the age of 83, in a San Antonio hospital. She was born August 15, 1922, in Quihi.   Funeral Service was held Tuesday, April 18, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. Interment was at the Quihi Cemetery.

Carlos M. Rangel, age 79, of Natalia passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006, in San Antonio. Rosary was recited Tuesday, April 11, in the Chapel of the  Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated Wednesday,  April 12, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Natalia. Interment followed  at Moore Catholic Cemetery, Moore.

Albert Carl Reus of Hondo passed away Sunday, Apr. 2, 2006, at the age of 102 years, eight months and 25 days.   Born on the family farm near LaCoste on July 8, 1903.   The funeral service, officiated by Pastor David Mayer, was held Wednesday, April 5, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. Burial was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Eusebio G. Rivera, of D'Hanis, passed away April 3, 2006, at the age of 82.   Rosary  was recited at Thursday, April 6, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Friday, April 7, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D¹Hanis.  Interment followed in San Francisco Cemetery, D'Hanis.

Howard Anthony Rothe passed away Monday, April 17, 2006, at the age of 90.  Howard was born Jan. 2, 1916, on the family ranch in D'Hanis.  Rosary  Saturday, Apr. 22 at 10 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D'Hanis. The Very Reverend Wallis J. Stiles will officiate.

Hazel Schuchart Ruempel, age 92, of Castroville,  passed away April 22, 2006, in Castroville. Hazel was born in Rio Medina, Nov. 17, 1913.   Visitation on Friday, April 28,  from 12 noon to 8 p.m.  with Rosary recited  at 7 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. The Mass of Resurrection  celebrated Saturday, April 29, at 9 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Entombment followed the Mass at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Schertz.

Juan Garcia Salazar Sr., age 75, of San Antonio, passed away April 10, 2006.   Juan was born March 30, 1931, in Harlingen.   Rosary was recited  Wednesday, April 12, at Tondre-Guinn Chapel.      Funeral Mass Thursday, April 13, 9 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, followed by interment in St. Louis Cemetery, Castroville.

Ray A. Sheldon, age 77, of Castroville, passed away April 29, 2006, at home. Ray was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Wichita Falls.    Funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 3, at the First Baptist Church in Castroville. Graveside service  held Thursday, May 4, at 9 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio. The funeral procession departed from Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home en route to the cemetery at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 4. 

Von Vernor, age 66, of Uvalde passed away April 28, 2006, in San Antonio after a long struggle with cancer. She was born May 11, 1939, in Harper.     Funeral services were held Thursday, May 4, at Barksdale Baptist Church with the Rev. Carroll Vernor Jr. officiating. Interment was at Camp Wood Cemetery.

Irma Clara Van Overden-borger Verstuyft, age 89, of San Antonio, passed away April 15, 2006, in Castroville. Irma was born Jan. 20, 1917, in San Antonio.  Funeral Mass was held Monday, April 17, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, April 18, at Tondre- Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.  Interment at San Fernando II Cemetery in San Antonio. 

Mariana Martinez Villarreal, age 93, passed away April. 30, 2006, in Atascosa. Born April 15, 1913, in San Antonio.   Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 2, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.  Graveside service was Wednesday, May 3, at  San Francisco Cemetery, D'Hanis.

Harold B. Warrick, 73, of Devine passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2006, in San Antonio.    Funeral service was conducted Friday, April 21, in the First Baptist Church of Devine. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, with Dr. T. Glenn Young officiating.

Bernard  Arnold "Bernie" Zerr, age 66, of Apopka, FL, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, April 5, 2006, surrounded by his family and friends. Bernie was born in Hondo on Feb. 24, 1940.   Funeral service was held Monday, April 10, at Trinity Baptist Church.   A memorial  held at St. John's Catholic Church on May 6 at 4 p.m.


May 2006

Baby Estrella Faith Arizola, of Hondo, passed away May 30, at the age of two months.  Baby Estrella was preceded in death by her brother, baby Juan Martin Arizola III.  Survivors include her parents, Juan Martin Arizola Jr. and Amanda Hammond Arizola.   Visitation  from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Hondo Funeral Home. A chapel Service held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 2. Interment  in Hondo Cemetery.

Susan Alleen (Burleson) Bailey, entered into eternal rest  May 3, 2006, in Arlington. She was born August 1, 1927, near Hunt.   Funeral service was held at Monday, May 8, at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Littlefield officiating. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park.

Adolpho Lopez Botello, age 60, of Hondo, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 23, 2006. He was born January 12, 1946, in San Antonio.    The Rosary was recited Friday, May 26, and the funeral Service was held Saturday, May 27, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial followed at the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Bernard Edward Echtle, age 83, of La Coste, passed away May 17, 2006, in San Antonio. Bernard was born July 6, 1922, in La Coste.  Rosary was recited on Friday, May 19, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Mass of Resurrection was held on Saturday, May 20, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Interment followed at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

Luis V. Esquivel, of Hondo, went to be with the Lord on  Saturday, May 20, 2006, at the age of 62.  Rosary recited Monday, May 22, at Hondo Funeral Home. Mass was held Tuesday, May 23, at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hondo
Cemetery.

Ysidra Gomez, age 82, of Natalia, passed away at home on Tuesday, May  23, 2006.   Rosary  recited on Thursday, May 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of  Hurley Funeral Home. Funeral Mass celebrated on Friday, May 26, at 10 a.m. in St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Natalia.  Interment  in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Devine.

Arlen Gene Graff, age 68, passed away May 30, 2006, at his home in Hondo. He was born May 10, 1938, in Hondo.    Funeral service was held Friday, June 2, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with Rev. David Mayer officiating. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Edith Weldon Harris, age 78, passed away at her residence in La Coste, Tuesday, May 2, 2006.  Funeral service was held Thursday, May 4, at 1 p.m., at Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Interment was at First Memorial Park Cemetery in Bexar County.

Lucia G. Hernandez, age 84, of Hondo passed away on Monday, May 1, 2006. She was born December 13, 1928, in Hondo.   Rosary was recited Thursday, May 4, and the Funeral Mass was Friday, May 5, both at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Frances Roberta Holland, 88, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2006. She was born March 11, 1918, in Devine,  where she grew up.  Graveside service was held Monday, May  22 in Devine Cemetery, Devine. 

Thomas Horan, 78, of Moore, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2006 in Jourdanton. Visitation at Hurley Funeral Home, Devine, Friday, May 26 from 2 until 9 p.m. Graveside services conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Moore Memorial Cemetery in Moore, with interment after.

Ralph Ray Horner, 74, of Hondo, passed away May 31, 2006 from Alzheimer's complications. He was born June 2, 1931, in Claremore, OK.    His wishes were to be cremated and there will be no services at his request.

Eva M. (Earnest) Huesser, age 86, of D'Hanis, passed away May 21, 2006.     Eva was born on Dec. 19, 1919,  in Hondo.   Funeral services Thursday, May 25, 2006, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo, with interment in Hondo Cemetery, St. John's Section.

Mrs. Naomi Love, age 79, passed away May 6, 2006, in San Antonio.  Graveside service was held Tuesday, May 9, at Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

David R. Martinez, age 74, of Atascosa, passed away May 19, 2006, at his home. David was born April 9, 1932, in San Antonio.  Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Sunday, May 21, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. The Rosary was held on Monday, May 22, 2006, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Interment  followed the Rosary at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

Jerry McKinney died in a rafting accident on the Animas River near Farming-ton, NM, on May 26, 2006. A High Mass was celebrated in Albuquerque at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church on May 29, 2006. A Memorial Service and burial were held in Farmington, NM, on May 31, 2006. He was 68.   He was born on Sept. 17, 1937, in Esperanza in West Texas and grew up in Uvalde, Texas, 70 miles west of San Antonio.

Gene A. Methvin, 64, of Santa Fe, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2006, in a Conroe hospital. He was born February 9, 1942, in Kerrville.   Graveside service was on Wednesday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at Center Point Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Barry Methvin.

Simplicia R. Olivares, age 95, of Sabinal died May 10, 2006, at Amistad nursing Home. She was born Sept. 16, 1910, in Sabinal.  Mass of Resurrection was celebrated May 12 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sabinal with Deacon Gilberto Salazar officiating. Interment was in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Sabinal.

Doris Stacy Rankin, age 65, of Pearsall, passed away Friday, May 19, 2006, in Pearsall. She was born on the Keystone Ranch.   Funeral service was Monday, 22, in the First Baptist Church, Pearsall.
Interment followed in the Oak Valley Cemetery, San Miguel.

Carlota Ortiz Reyes, 82, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in San Antonio. Rosary  recited Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, Devine. Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, June 2, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Devine, with interment  in Longview Cemetery, Bigfoot.

Leonard S. Rodriguez, age 20, of Moore, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2006, in San Antonio. Funeral service was conducted Saturday, May 13, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Moore Catholic Cemetery.

Helene "Lia" Rose Savage, passed away May 6, 2006, in San Antonio. She was born in Poland, April 14, 1924.   Rosary  at 9:30 a.m.,  followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at Incarnate Word Chapel with the burial at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery.

Bobbie Louise Smith, age 64, of San Antonio, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2006. She was born July 19, 1941, in Frost.     A graveside funeral service was Tuesday, May 23, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home.

Leonard L. Tschirhart, age 70, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2006.  Rosary was recited Friday, May 12, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, San Antonio, followed by the Mass. Graveside service was held Saturday at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park in New Braunfels. 

Louise J. Schweers, age 82, passed away May 8, 2006, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.
She was born December 26, 1923, in Philadelphia.  A private service will be held at a later date.  Oliver Funeral Apts., Virginia Beach, VA

Bobbie Louise Smith, age 64, of San Antonio, formerly of Tarpley, passed away May 19, 2006.  Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Ruby E. Teer, age 84, of Hondo, passed away May 21, 2006.      Visitation  from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral services  at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hondo. Interment  in Hondo Cemetery, Oak-wood Section.

Sgt. Jeffery Scott Wiekamp, of Utopia, stationed at Ft. Drum, NY, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2006, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, at the age of 23.  Survivors include his wife, Ashley Wiekamp of Ft. Campbell, KY; parents, Randy and Kathleen Wiekamp of Utopia; maternal grandparents, Jim and Jackie Triner of Utopia; brothers, Joshua Wiekamp of Ft. Carson, CO, Jared Wiekamp and wife Meagen, of Ft. Campbell, KY, and Joseph Wiekamp of Utopia. Rosary was recited Wednesday at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel in Sabinal. Funeral service  at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vanderpool with Fr. Pedro Molina and Fr. James Dudley officiating. Interment  in Jones Cemetery, Utopia.


June 2006

Phil Aelvoet, age 80, passed Sunday, June 4, 2006.     A Vigil Service was held on Tuesday, June 6, and the Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, June 7, both at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes. Interment followed in San Fernando Archdiocesan Cemetery No. 2.

Milton Theodor Balzen, was born April 3, 1914, in Castroville. Milton was called to Our Lord in heaven June 27, 2006, in Hondo. Visitation Thursday, June 29, 7 to 9 p.m., at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, Hondo. Funeral service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Quihi, on Friday, June 30, at 10 a.m. Burial at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section, Hondo

John L. Banning, age 96, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2006, in Smithville.  He was born Feb. 16, 1910.   Funeral service was held Saturday, June 10, in the Christian Faith Center in Dilley. Interment was in Dilley  Cemetery.

Annie Brucks Bendele, age 82, passed away on June 21, 2006, while at Regency Village Care Center in Austin. She was born in Quihi, on February 14, 1924. Visitation was at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home in Hondo from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, and the Funeral Service was at 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. Burial followed in the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Elmo William Bendele, age 96, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2006, at his residence in Cibolo.  He was born  on January 28, 1910, in Medina County.  Funeral Service was held Monday, June 5, at Schertz Funeral Home Chapel, in Schertz.  Graveside service and interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, San Antonio. 

Ann Burnett Brister, age 93, of Castroville passed away June 29, 2006, in Castroville. Ann was born March 13, 1913, in Gonzales County. Memorial service held on Monday, July 10, at 12:00 noon at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville The Tondre-Guinn Chapel.

At the age of 20, Robert “Bob” B. Brown began a long, successful career in the automotive business, eventually owning five dealerships with nine franchises in four cities. Brown, 72, passed away Friday, June 30, 2006, in a San Antonio hospital after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born April 21, 1934, in Norfolk, VA. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 7, at First Baptist Church, 308 W. Hondo in Devine. Graveside service and interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Hurley Funeral Home, DevineHondo Anvil Herald, Jul. 06, 2006

Lorenza Mendoza Cuellar of Hondo, passed away on June 20, 2006, at the age of 80. She was born September 5, 1925, in Hondo. The Rosary was Wednesday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The Funeral Service was Thursday, June 22, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial followed at the Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section. 

William “Bill” Dowda, age 71, of Castroville passed away June 28, 2006. William was born Sept. 10, 1934, in San Antonio. A memorial service was held at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville, on Monday, July 3.  

Kenneth “Kenny” Ersch, age 50, of Fredericksburg suffered a heart attack and died on Sunday, July 2, 2006. Ersch served as Hondo Owl Band director for several years. A memorial service held Thursday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, 110 East San Antonio, in Fredericksburg

Eunice Heath Fowler, age 98, passed away June 2, 2006. She was born Nov. 4, 1907.    Funeral service was held Monday, June 5, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Israel Galindo, age 14, passed away Monday, June 26, 2006, in an automobile accident in which his uncle, Amador Salazar of San Angelo, also died. Israel was born in San Angelo, Aug. 2, 1991. He recently graduated from 8th grade at D’Hanis. He is survived by his parents, George and Nellie Salazar Galindo; brother, Ryan Galindo; and sister, Shaila Galindo, all of D’Hanis; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Rosary was recited, followed by Funeral Mass, Tuesday, June 27, 10 a.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment was in San Francisco Cemetery, D’Hanis.

Martin A. Garcia, age 97, of Hondo, passed away Monday, June 12, 2006, at the age of 97.   He was born Nov. 11, 1908, in Hondo.  Rosary was recited Wednesday, June 14, and the Funeral Service was held Thursday, June 15, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Preston Gearld Gohmert, age 79, of La Coste, passed away June 26, 2006, in Castroville. Preston was born Dec. 19, 1926. Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Interment followed at Castroville Community Cemetery, Castroville.

Ernesto Gonzales, age 62, of Killeen passed away Saturday, July 1, 2006. Ernesto, known as “LaBorden” to his friends in Hondo, was born June 12, 1944, in Medina. Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Killeen

Maria Angelea Gonzalez, 73, of Devine and formerly of Moore, passed away Friday, June 16, 2006 in Lytle. Rosary recited in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated Wednesday, June 21, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Devine. Interment followed at Moore Catholic Cemetery, Moore.

Dalton Leonard Hebert, Jr. of Hondo, went to be with the Lord on June 13, 2006, at the age of 70.   He was born March 26, 1936, in Monroe, LA. A private Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, June 21, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Elizabeth K. Ibarcena, age 57, passed away, Saturday, June 3, 2006.    Funeral Services were held Monday, June 5, 2006, in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home, Lytle. 

Freda Mae Johns, age 86, of Sullivan, IL,  passed away June 11, 2006, at Illinois Masonic Home in Sullivan.      Born Aug. 22, 1919, in Coleridge, NE.  Funeral service Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Devine. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Devine.

Corine Tschirhart Mann, lovingly known as "Mamoo" by her grandchildren and great- grandchildren, age 93, of Castroville passed away June 8, 2006, in Castroville. Corine was born Feb. 27, 1913.    The Mass of Resurrection was held Sunday, June 11, and the Rosary was recited Monday, June 12, at 10 a.m., both at St. Louis Catholic Church.  Interment was at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Daniel Fred Menk of Hondo passed away on June 21, 2006, at the age of 84. He was born July 4, 1921, in San Antonio. Rosary was recited Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Jackie Van Zandt Mutz, age 47, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2006. Visitation was held Sunday, June 25, from 3 until 9 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home, Devine. Funeral service was held Monday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, with Dr. T. Glenn Young officiating. Interment followed in Sand Branch Cemetery.

Naomi Irene Nelson, age 80, of Devine passed away Saturday, June 17, 2006.    Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 20, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, Devine. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery. 

James Robert “Jim” Newton of Yancey, age 58, passed away  June 12, 2006. He was born Aug. 21, 1947, in HoustonFuneral service was Thursday, June 15, at 10 a.m. at the Yancey United Methodist Church, with interment at the Yancey Cemetery.

Ruby Velma Bendele Pan-coast, age 88, of Houston passed away June 26, 2006. She was born on December 12, 1917, in Dunlay. Funeral service was Saturday, July 1, in the Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home chapel. Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, Houston

Gerald Lynn “Jerry” Rock, a native son of Hondo, died on June 23, 2006, in Marengo, Illinois, losing his 15-month battle with cancer. Jerry was born in Hondo, on July 14, 1948. A celebration of his life was held July 2 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel at Mary-ville Academy, Des Plaines, IL. His family in Texas will honor his memory in a Memorial Mass on his birthday, Friday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 13715 Riggs Rd., Helotes.

Santos María Urrabazo Rodríguez, aged 90, of D’Hanis, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2006, in San Antonio. Mrs. Rodriguez was born in D’Hanis on April 21, 1916. Deacon Robert Garza, cousin of the family, led the rosary on Wednesday, June 28 at Holy Cross Church. Fr. W. Stiles celebrated the funeral mass on Thursday morning at Holy Cross. Deacon Garza assisted and presented the sermon. William Rodriguez and Mary Rodriguez Wagner presented the eulogy. Granddaughters Jennie Wagner Kennedy and Christina Rodriguez, had the readings and Carmen Pruneda and Martina Watson led the Responsorial Psalm. Younger grandchildren presented the gifts. Interment followed at San Francisco Cemetery in D’Hanis.

Ruby Elsie Teer, age 84, of Hondo,  passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2006. She was born July 14, 1921, on the family ranch near Tarpley.  Funeral service was Friday, May 26, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial was at Hondo Cemetery, Oak-wood Section.

Jo Ann Tschirhart, age 63, passed away June 1, 2006, at home. Jo Ann, a native of San Antonio, was born August 4, 1942.  The Rosary was recited Friday, June 2. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, June 3. Both services were held at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, San Antonio. Interment followed in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Maxine Jeanelle Endsley Williams, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, and has reunited with family and friends in Heaven. She was born in Paonia, Colorado on May 17, 1922. Visitation was held on Wednesday evening, June 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services for Maxine at Guinn-Horger Chapel in Hondo on Thursday, June 29, at 5 p.m. with interment at Oakwood Cemetery.


July 2006

Margaret Ann Knopp Braham passed away July 29, 2006. She was born March 4, 1923, in Nixon. The family moved to Hondo in 1925. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson, Ohio, on August 5, at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Christ Church Episcopal Foundation.

Cornelia Ida Burell, age 98, of Gonzales, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2006. She was born January 27, 1908 in Medina County. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Fr. Paul Raaz Monday, July 24, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in St. James Cemetery in Gonzales.

Timothy Allen Copeland, age 40, of Tarpley, died Monday July 10, 2006, in a San Antonio hospital. He was born on August 23, 1965, in Sardis, MS. A memorial service was held on July 13, 2006, at Grimes Chapel, with Mr. Ron Briley officiating. Condolences may be left at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com  by selecting the "Send Condolences" link.

Olivia Massara Corona, age 77, of Bigfoot passed away Thursday, July 13, 2006, at her residence. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at Long-view Cemetery in Bigfoot.

Kenneth William ‘Kenny’ Ersch, age 50, of Comfort and Corpus Christi, and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, July 2, 2006. A memorial service was held Thursday, July 6, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating. Private interment of the ashes is planned at a later date. The family greeted friends Wednesday evening, July 5, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home. Kenny was born March 5, 1956, in Fredericksburg. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.schaetter.com.

Daniel “Dan” Wade Janway was born in Ashmore, on June 9, 1938, and passed away in San Antonio, on Friday, July 28, 2006, at the age of 68 of heart disease. Memorial services held Saturday, August 5, at 3 p.m. at the Baptist Church, Hontubby, OK, officiated by the Reverends Wayne Fowler and Larry Yandell. Interment at the Blackfork Cemetery, Blackfork, AR.

Myrtle Elizabeth Hitzfelder Jungman, age 89, of La Coste, passed away July 19, 2006. Myrtle was born Nov. 19, 1916, in La Coste. Rosary was recited Thursday, July 20, at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Chapel in Castroville. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, July 21, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment followed at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery, La Coste.

Florence Theresa Conrad Kempf, age 96, of Castroville, passed away July 16, 2006. Florence was born Aug. 14, 1909, in Castroville. Rosary was recited Tuesday, July 18, and Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, July 19, at 10 a.m., both at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment followed at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Ruby Mathilda Groff Man-gold, age 90, of Castroville, passed away July 27, 2006. Ruby was born July 29, 1915, in Dunlay. Rosary was recited Sunday, July 30, at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, July 31, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment followed at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

Joseph Gustava Schmidt, 84, of Texas City, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2006. “Joe” was born June 15, 1922, on a farm in Devine. Rosary was recited Friday at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 22, at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson.

Mary W. Sims, age 93, of Devine passed away Monday, July 24, 2006, at home. Funeral service was held Wednesday, July 26, 2006, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

Karen Lokelani Smart of Sabinal passed away on July 12, 2006, in the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, at the age of 47. She was born on November 4, 1958, in San Antonio. Graveside services were held on Saturday, July 15, in Jones Cemetery, Utopia, with Rev. Monty Benson officiating.

Bobby Lee Splawn, 38, of Devine passed away Saturday, July 22, 2006, at home. Funeral services was held Thursday, July 27, 2006 in the Rose Hill Church of Christ, Devine.

Kenneth D. Walker, 75, of Natalia passed away Monday, July 24, 2006, in San Antonio. Funeral service was held Friday, July 28, at the First Baptist Church of Natalia. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.


August 2006

Oralia Costilla Burell, age 75, of Castroville, passed away August 24, 2006. Oralia was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Thelma. The Funeral Mass was celebrated Sunday, Aug. 27, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. A prayer service was held Monday, also at St. Louis Church. Interment followed in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Nichole Christian, age 39, of Hondo passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2006. She was born Feb. 21, 1967. Funeral arrangements and burial were in Gonzales.

Iris Lee Dalrymple, age 91, of Uvalde passed away August 16, 2006, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born in Uvalde County on July 27, 1915. Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. in Uvalde Cemetery with Ted McElroy officiating.

George Martin Echtle, Jr., age 82, of La Coste, passed away August 27, 2006, in Floresville. George was born Jan. 28, 1924, in La Coste. A Rosary was recited on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, La Coste. Mass of Resurrection was held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment followed at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

James Andrew “Jim” Gabe-hart of Hondo passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, at the age of 92. He was born in Chickasaw, OK, March 2, 1914. Funeral service was held Wednesday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Quihi, with Rev. Stephen Schur officiating. Burial was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section, with service led by Pastor Schur and members of Hondo City Masonic Lodge No. 756.

Manuel Trinidad Garcia (La Llanta) of Hondo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 22, 2006, at the age of 67. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Hondo Funeral Home. Mass was held Friday, Aug. 25, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Graveside services and interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Margie June Otten Haas, age 72 of Mico, passed away August 11, 2006. Margie was born Dec. 17, 1933, in San Antonio. Prayer Service was held Tuesday, August 15, at the Tondre - Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Graveside service was held Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Margaret G. Habermacher, age 84, of Uvalde passed away August 31, 2006 in Uvalde. She was born Aug. 9, 1922, in San Antonio. A rosary was recited Friday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Memorial services were held Saturday, Sept. 2. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Maria G. Hernandez, 80, of Hondo passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006. She was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Hondo. Rosary was recited Monday, Aug. 21, and Funeral Mass was held Tuesday at 10 a.m., both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Frank Allen “Lucky” Hooker Jr. , age 50, of Midland and formerly of Devine, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2006, at his residence. Funeral services conducted at 11a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. T. Glenn Young officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Devine.

Lillie Mae Jones of San Antonio, Texas, went to be with the Lord on August 4, 2006, at the age of 80. She was born July 5, 1926, in Oil Trough, AR. A graveside service was held Wednesday, August 9, at the Hondo Cemetery, Oak-wood Section.

Emma May Steele Kempf, age 78, of Castroville, passed away Aug. 7, 2006. Emma was born Apr. 3, 1928, in East Hartford, CT. A funeral service held Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Interment  at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio. The family suggests memorials may be made to American Lung Association.

Gerald “Gerry” William Kempf, age 73, of Castroville, passed away Aug. 27, 2006. Gerald was born Nov. 14, 1932, in Castroville. The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Rosary recited Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Entombment at St. Louis Garden Mausoleum, Castroville.

Lee Ann Lopez, age 34, of Devine passed away Friday, August 11, 2006, at her residence. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 15, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle.

Minnie Martin Nietenhoefer, age 101 years and 10 days, of Hondo went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006. Born July 26, 1905, in Quihi. Pastor David Mayer officiated at the funeral service on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial followed at the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Baby Jason Alejandro Over-street, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 22, 2006, at the age of 43 days. Jason is survived by his parents, Jason Anstraw-Overstreet and Jackie Overstreet. Graveside services and interment were held Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, in Hondo Cemetery.

Marvin Joe Robertson, age 64, of Hondo passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, after a two-year battle with brain cancer. He was born July 11, 1942, in Hondo. Funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Quihi, with Pastor Stephen Schur officiating. Interment was at Quihi Cemetery.

Angeline Ryke, age 91, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2006. She was born on April 17, 1915, in Otley, Iowa.  Funeral service  held on Thursday, August 10 at 11 a.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels. Interment  in Mission Burial Park South.

O.J. “Butzie” Steubing was born Feb. 8, 1929 in San Antonio. He went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at the age of 77. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 21, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Quihi, with Pastor Stephen Schur officiating. Interment was in Quihi Cemetery.

Richard Donvan Winters Jr. of Gladewater, formerly of Hondo, passed away July 27, 2006. He was born July 28, 1946. A Memorial service was held August 12 at Union Grove Baptist Church in Gladewater with Pastor Michael Heim officiating.


September 2006

Ernestina “Tina” Lara Mascorro Aguilera, age 41, of Castroville, passed away Sept. 22, 2006. Tina was born Sept. 8, 1965 in San Antonio. Visitation was on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.

Henry Garnand Bales, age 97, of Devine passed away at his residence Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006. Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Jim Whitt officiating.

Donna Marie Siebeneicher Barlow, beloved wife of Thomas L. Barlow, age 61, passed away Sept. 6, 2006. She was born August 8, 1945. Visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral service was Monday Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor David Mayer officiating. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Alberta Rico Benites, age 85, of Hondo, passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2006. She was born April 7, 1921, in Hondo. Rosary was recited Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., and Funeral Mass was Tuesday, at 1 p.m., both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Delvin John Bippert, age 75, of San Antonio, passed away Sept. 12, 2006. Delvin was born Nov. 18, 1930, in San Antonio. The Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home had visitation from 12 to 5 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 14. The Funeral Mass held on Thurs. Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. The Rosary recited Friday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Entombment followed the Rosary at St. Louis Garden Mausoleum, Castroville.

Lorine Braun Bippert, age 88, of La Coste, passed away Sept. 30, 2006 in San Antonio. She was born Nov. 25, 1917 in Bexar County. Visitation was held Monday, Oct. 2, from 12 until 8 p.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. The Funeral Service was held Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Castroville. Interment followed the service in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Castroville.

“Jerry” Jerome F. Christilles, age 79, of San Antonio, passed away Sept. 2, 2006 in San Antonio. Interment was held at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville. Memorial Mass held Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church.

Elias Ortiz Contreras, age 67, of Sabinal, passed away September 26, 2006, at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on Nov. 5, 1938 in Sabinal to Jose and Maria Contreras. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sabinal.

Dwight Melton Daniels, age 78, of Castroville, passed away Aug. 31, 2006, in San Antonio, TX. Dwight was born March 19, 1928, in Willow, OK. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Castroville.

Juana (Rodriguez) Garcia, age 86, of Hondo passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006. She was born July 12, 1920, in Long Beach, CA. Rosary was recited Friday at 7 p.m. at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Elizabeth Callie Creed Hogue, born June 7, 1912, died September 21, 2006 at her daughter’s home in Corpus Christi. Funeral service was held at Hurley Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 25 from at 1 p.m. when a celebration of her life was held. She was interred beside her husband at Lytle Community Cemetery.

Consuelo “Connie” Surita Huron, age 83, of La Coste, passed away Sept. 13, 2006. Connie was born July 28, 1923 in San Antonio. Visitation was on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Rosary on Monday, Sept. 18, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Interment at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

Thomas Earl Jacobs, III, age 49, of Hondo, passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. He was born Nov. 30, 1956, in San Antonio. Graveside service was Tuesday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m., at Yancey Cemetery.

Fred Sylvan Jungman, age 86, of Rio Medina, passed away Sept. 30, 2006 at his home. Fred was born Oct. 18, 1919 in Castroville. Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 1, from 12 to 5:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass was held on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. The Rosary was recited Monday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment followed the Rosary at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Colonel Thomas Dale “Tom” Kotowski (USAF, Ret.), age 88, died Sept. 23, 2006, in Hondo. He was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Nov. 1, 1917. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at First United Methodist Church of Hondo with Pastor Andy Tyson and Pastor Bert Clayton officiating. Committal service at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Don Lee, passed away, Sept. 14, 2006, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. A memorial celebration of his life was held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville.

Juan Navarro Martinez, 81, of Devine passed away Friday, September 22, 2006 in San Antonio. Visitation was held Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 9 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with interment to follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Terry Wayne Mercer, age 50, passed away Friday, September 22, 2006 in Devine. Graveside services and Interment was held Monday, September 25, at 11a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Keith Dennis officiating.

Osmer Lee Moss, 90, formerly of Hondo, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, at Buckner Villa Siesta Home in Austin. Born June 24, 1916, in Hearne. Funeral service, led by Chaplain Ed Gates, was at First Baptist Church of Hondo on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. Graveside service at Hondo Oakwood Cemetery was by Hondo Masons .

Anthony ‘Tony’ Nickachos, age 86, died Sept. 30, 2006, in Athens, Greece. He resided in Mesa, AZ, at the time of his death. A Greek Orthodox funeral, including a U.S. Naval service, was held October 3 in Athens. A second-generation Greek-American, Tony was granted honorary Greek citizenship following his death. A memorial service held at noon, Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at New Fountain United Methodist Church and Cemetery, where his remains interred in the plot of the Hardt family.

Georgian Mary Heaney Ozuk, age 84, of San Antonio, passed away Sept. 30, 2006. Georgian was born Nov. 25, 1921, in Chicago, IL. A Prayer Service was held Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment followed the Mass at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Raymond F. Parsons, age 87, of D’Hanis passed away Sunday, September 3, 2006, after a short illness. He was born in Fredricktown, OH, on June 9, 1919. Graveside services and interment with military honors were held Thursday, Sept. 7, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Armando Pompa, age 70, of Devine passed away Sept. 10, 2006. He was born July 17, 1936 in Devine. Funeral service heldThursday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Johseph’s Catholic Church. Father Jose F. Puente officiated. Interment in the Perez Family Cemetery.

Sharon Lynn Ranzau, age 64, of Devine passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at her residence. She was born in Bogalusa, LA. Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Interment followed at Black Creek Cemetery.

Gilbert Carl Schultze, Sr., age 76, of Rio Medina, passed away August 29, 2006 in San Antonio. Gilbert was born April 14, 1930 in Marion, Guadalupe County. The family will hold private memorial services at a later date.

Sibyl Smart, of Waco, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 29, 2006 at the age of 89. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Bellmead Funeral Home. Graveside service and interment was held Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Waco Memorial Park.

Donna Eichler Gross Smith, age 80, of Rio Medina, passed away Sept. 3, 2006 in Castroville. She was born July 4, 1926 in Pembroke, NY. Memorial Service held Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 at 7 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville.

Zelda Irene Stephens, age 85, of Hondo, passed away at her home Saturday Sept. 30. 2006. She was born in Hondo on February 19, 1921. The funeral service was at Shepard Kind Lutheran Church in San Antonio on Wed. at 1:30 p.m., Graveside service followed at the Hondo Cemetery.

Neera Geanette Tijerina, 28, of San Antonio passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2006. Visitation Thursday, Sept. 28, beginning at 1 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral service Friday, 10 a.m. Both services at Castillo Mission Funeral Home, 520 Gen. Mc Mullen Dr. Interment at Hondo Cemetery Guadalupe Section at 12:30 p.m.

Claude Eugene Whited, age 73, of Castroville, passed away at home on Sept. 8, 2006. He was an avid fisherman, born Dec. 18, 1932, in Lebanon, VA. Graveside Services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.

Mabel “Eileene” Wilcox, formerly of Lytle, was born on August 15, 1923 and passed away in Seattle on Sept. 10, 2006, at the age of 83, after a brief battle with Cancer. Eileene was best known for being the proud Owner of The Wagon Wheel in Lytle, for over 20 Years. A Gravesite service was held on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Lytle Community Cemetery at noon.

Brock Ryan Windle, age 21, of Castroville passed away Sept. 12, 2006. The Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home was open for Visitation Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006 from 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A Memorial Service held Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville.

Anna Theresa Burell Ybarra
, age 93, left us ever so softly on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006 in San Antonio, with her loved ones by her side. She was born May 21, 1913 in Rio Medina. Visitation was on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 12 to 5:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Rosary recited Thursday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Gregorio Martinez Ybarra, age 95, of La Coste, passed away Sept. 20, 2006. Gregorio was born Mar. 13, 1911 in La Coste. Visitation was on Friday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Rosary was recited Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. The Funeral Mass held on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery, La Coste, TX.

Jason Paul Zepeda, age 22, of Lytle passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, in Lytle. He was born in San Antonio on March 7, 1984. Funeral service was at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, officiated by Father Romeo Olivares. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.


October 2006

Barbara Jean Pichot Anderson passed away Monday Oct. 30, 2006, in Tomball after a long illness with cancer. She will be buried at Brookside Woodlands Cemetery in Houston.

Luren Schweers Balzen of Hondo, age 96, passed away on Friday, Oct. 6, 2006. She was born Oct. 2, 1910, in Quihi. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m., at New Fountain United Methodist Church. Burial was at Quihi Cemetery.

Nona G. Begley of Devine passed away October 18, 2006, at the age of 81. Memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Hondo Funeral Home.

James R. Bower, age 83 of Devine, passed away Monday, October 23, 2006, in San Antonio. Visitation held Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, from 2 until 9 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, with interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Peggy Sue Burge, age 41, of Lakehills, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at her residence. She was born on Aug.18, 1965, in Seville, Spain. Memorial service was held Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 pm, at Froggy Bottom Café in Lakehills.

Juanita “Jane” Chichester, age 67, of Vienna, WV, passed away October 16, 2006, at Sunbridge Care Center. She was born in Brownwood, TX, on July 20, 1939. Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg WV.

Johnnie Reed Cornelius, age 91, of Moore, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2006, in San Antonio. Visitation held Thursday, Oct. 26 from 5-9 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Graveside Service conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at Moore Memorial Cemetery, Moore.

Domingo Corona, age 80, of Hondo passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006. He was born in Uvalde on April 25, 1926. Rosary was recited Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel and Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, Oct. 18, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo. Burial was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Shirley Davis,
age 71, of Devine passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, in Hondo. Funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at at Black Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

Leland L. Estep, age 87, of Castroville, passed away Oct. 2, 2006. Leland was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Yawkey, WV. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 at 1p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, Ft. Sam Houston.

Onesimo M. Garza, age 88, passed away Oct. 17, 2006, in San Antonio. He was born May 20, 1918, in Hondo. Visitation Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville. Rosary recited Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment followed the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

Pauline “Paula” (Sanchez) Garza, age 62, of San Antonio, passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. She was born in Hondo on June 30, 1944. Rosary was recited Friday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral Mass was Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Irene Patterson George, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, officiated by Bro.John Franklin of Lack-land Baptist Church of San Antonio, with interment following at Pearsall Cemetery, Pearsall.

Francisco H. “Pancho” Hernandez of D’Hanis passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at the age of 72. He died of complications following open heart surgery. He was born in Haciende, Mexico, Aug. 17, 1934. Rosary was recited at 9:45 a.m., followed by Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Fr. Wallis J. Stiles officiating. Burial was at San Francisco Cemetery, D’Hanis.

Mary “Judy” Highsmith-Klauer, age 52, of Hondo, passed away Oct. 21, 2006. Judy was born July 14, 1954, in Hondo. Rosary was recited Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.

Dietra Shay Jones, age 37, formerly of Devine, passed away Oct. 21, 2006. She was born Dec. 25, 1968. Funeral service was held Oct. 24, at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Roy Stokes officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

We will celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Donald F. Lee. He was called on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006. Don was born in Shawnee, OK, in 1944. Funeral service Thursday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D’Hanis with Rev. Wallis J. Stiles officiating. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Catherine Louise Rihn Lester, age 55, passed away suddenly Oct. 9, 2006, in Austin. Cathy was born in Castroville, Texas, Aug. 21, 1951. Funeral mass was held Oct. 13. Rosary was Saturday, Oct.14. Both services were at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment immediately followed rosary at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

Alberta Anderson Kempf Mangold, age 88 of San Antonio, passed away October 29, 2006. Alberta was born Mar. 7, 1918, in Bexar County. Visitation 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Funeral Mass Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at 2 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, Castroville. Interment at St. Louis Cemetery, Castroville.

Rita Louise McAlister, age 75 of Devine, passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at her residence. Funeral service was conducted Saturday, October 28, 2006, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Interment followed at Moore Memorial Cemetery, Moore.

Tee Murphy - Tee passed away in the hospital in Atlanta, TX on Sept. 19, 2006. She had recently moved to Bloomburg to be near her family. She was well known in the Sabinal, Hondo, D’Hanis areas. Going before her were her husband “Spud”, mother, father, and brother.

George Louis Nentwich, age 50, passed away Friday, October 20, 2006, at his residence. Funeral Service was held Monday, October 23, 2006, at at First Baptist Church, Devine.

Russell M. Peters, age 84, of Hondo passed away in St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006. He died of complications following cancer surgery. Funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m., at Guinn-Horger Chapel in Hondo with Rev. Charles Parker officiating.

Lt. Col. Robert W. Rivers, U.S. Air Force-retired, age 90, of Kingsland, died October 23, 2006. He was born September 29, 1916, in Andover, NH. The funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Putnam Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Rip Moran officiated.

A.J. Rodgers, age 80, of Hondo passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at First Baptist Church, Hondo. Graveside services and interment will be held Friday, Oct.13, 2006 at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.

Ben Ruston, Sr. age 75, of Devine passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Graveside and Masonic services, under the auspices of Devine Lodge #590 A.F. & A.M., followed at Evergreen Cemetery, with Bro. John Narramore officiating.

Stella Ann Saathoff, age 88, of Mesa, passed away on Oct. 23, 2006. Stella was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Bisbee, AZ. Services held on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at noon with visitation one hour prior at Green Acres Chapel of Light, 401 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ.

Maria Sanchez, age 84 passed away on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006 in Lubbock. Maria was born on Nov. 8, 1921 in Hondo. A Rosary was held at Mark A. Jones Memorial Chapel, Wednesday evening, Oct. 4. Funeral services was held Oct. 5 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Brownfield with Father Gerald Leatham officiating. Burial followed at the Levelland Cemetery in Levelland.

Lillian Ethel Schweers Shuler, age 85, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12. 2006, in Hondo. She was born July 18, 1921, in Hondo. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at Guinn-Horger Chapel with Rev. Charles Parker officiating. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Gay Weldon Thibodeaux, age 74, of Bexar County, passed away Oct. 24, 2006. Gay was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Pear Valley. Visitation at 3 p.m.. to 8 p.m.. on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Funeral Service held Friday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville. Interment at First Memorial Park Cemetery, San Antonio.

Pedro Torres of Hondo passed away on October 19, 2006, at the age of 71. A Prayer Service was held Sunday, Oct. 22, at Hondo Funeral Home.

Imogene Ann McAllister Tschirhart, age 54, of Devine, TX, passed away Oct. 5, 2006. She was born July 20, 1952, in Hondo. Funeral Mass was held Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, and Rosary was recited Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, both at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment followed at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Billie Jeane Woodward, age 78 of Hondo, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2006, in San Antonio. She was born in Dallas, April 26, 1928. Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 25, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.


November 2006

James R. Barton, age 62, of Hondo, passed away Nov. 13, 2006. James was born March 25, 1944 in Hondo. The Guinn-Horger Funeral Home was open for Visitation on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at the Hondo United Methodist Church in Hondo. Interment followed the funeral service at the Hondo Cemetery, Hondo.

Donald Franklin Bias, age 76, of Canyon Lake, passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, in Hondo. Funeral service was held at Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, Devine, with interment following at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Clara Bell Frazier Braendle, age 86, passed away Nov. 26, 2006 in Castroville. She was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Romayor. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. at the Castroville Community Cemetery in Castroville.

Bernice Justine Lindeburg Brink, age 80, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, in San Antonio. She was born in San Antonio Nov. 17, 1925. Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Quihi Cemetery, with Rev. Charles Parker of New Fountain United Methodist Church officiating. A memorial service was held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at University Methodist Church in San Antonio.

Grace E. Caudle of Hondo, 93, passed away on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006. She was born in the Vandenberg settlement , Jan. 28, 1913. A private memorial service will be held later.

Martin Gonzales Criado, Jr., age 75, of Castroville, passed away Nov. 28, 2006. Martin was born Sept. 2, 1931, in HondoThe Church was open for Visitation on Monday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass was held Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Rosary was recited on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment followed the Rosary at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

W. L. “Dub” DuBose, age 76, of Devine passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006 in Lubbock. Visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Hurley Funeral Home from 2 until 9 p.m. Funeral service was conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the First United Methodist Church, Devine with Rev. Mark Brechin officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

Eura Lee Edwards, age 89 of Devine, passed away Friday, November 10, 2006, in Lytle. Funeral services Thursday, November16, at 1p.m. at the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home, Devine. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Dixie Ann Winters Devers Fite of Hondo, 62, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section. A complete obituary will be published next week.

Frederick Fuhrmann, 85, of San Antonio passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006. He was born in Fredericksburg, March 25, 1921. Graveside service held at 2 p.m on Monday, Nov. 20, at the Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Freddy Allen Gabrysch, age 76, of Devine passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 in Pleasanton. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

Celso Gonzales, 90, of Hondo passed away Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral service will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo. Interment will be at Hondo Cemetery. A complete obituary will be published next week.

Eduardo Guajardo, age 29 of San Antonio, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006. Visitation Thursday, November 16, from 3:30-9 p.m. with Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home, Devine. Mass celebrated Friday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. at St Josephs Catholic Church. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Anna Keller Boehme Haegelin, age 88, of Mico, passed away November 4, 2006, in Castroville. Anna was born Sept. 23, 1918, in Bexar County. The Funeral Mass was held Sunday, November 5, 2006, at St. Louis Catholic Church. The Rosary was recited Monday, Nov. 6, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Entombment followed the Rosary at St. Louis Cemetery Garden Mausoleum, Castroville.

Leon “Hansie” H. Haegelin, age 80, of Castroville, TX, passed away Nov. 20, 2006. Leon was born Apr. 7, 1926, in Rio Medina. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment followed the Funeral Mass at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville, TX.

Melba Wurzbach Haegelin, age 90, of Rio Medina, passed away November 9, 2006, in Castroville. Melba was born Nov. 5, 1916, in Medina County. The Funeral Mass was held Monday, November 13, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment followed at St. Louis Cemetery, Castroville.

Kyle Haffner-Heurion of Yancey, 16, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, in an automobile accident. He was a junior at Hondo High School and had recently transferred from Devine High School. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., at Guinn-Horger Chapel. A complete obituary will be published next week.

Lorine May Keller, age 81, of Devine passed away Saturday, November 11, 2006, in San Antonio. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Black Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Jim Whitt officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

Harold J. “Bud” Jones, age 87, of Natalia, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2006 in San Antonio. Visitation held Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 2 until 9p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home, Lytle. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m., at the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home, Lytle. Interment followed at 1:30 p.m., at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Barbara Jean Lebel, age 73, of D’Hanis passed away on Nov. 27, 2006, in San Antonio. She will be buried with her son and parents on Feb. 24, 2007, in Fresno, CA.

Rex A. Lewis, age 72, of LaCoste, passed away Nov. 23, 2006. Rex was born May 4, 1934 in Des Moines, IA. A Memorial Mass was held on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in LaCoste.

Alfred M. Lutz, age 90, of D’Hanis passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2006. He was born in D’Hanis Aug. 24, 1916. Rosary was recited at 9:45 a.m. prior to the 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D’Hanis, with Rev. Wallis J. Stiles officiating. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Evelyn “Marge” Marguerite Womack Mansfield, age 72, of San Antonio, passed away Nov. 18, 2006. Marge was born Sept. 19, 1934, in Yell County, AR. The Tondre- Guinn Funeral Home was open for Visitation on Friday, Nov. 24,from 5 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 1:30 p.m. at the Tondre- Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Interment followed the funeral service at the Castroville Community Cemetery, Castroville.

John William Martin. 86, of Hondo passed away on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006. He was born in Hondo, June 6, 1920. Graveside service was held at 10 a.m Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Hondo Cemetery, Oak-wood Section.

Frank Nehr of D’Hanis died in an automobile accident Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. Arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will be published next week. Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, Hondo

Edna L. Nietenhoefer, 85, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, in Hondo. She was born in Quihi on Jan. 7, 1921. Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Quihi. Burial was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Donald C. O’Neill, passed away Nov. 3, 2006. He was born May 6, 1942. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Brookehill Chapel from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at 10 a.m. in the Brookehill Chapel with interment to Follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Rita M. (Palmer) Richardson, 61, of Creekwood Ranch, Hondo, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006. She was born, September 11, 1945. Arrangements are pending. Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, Hondo

George E. Rucker, age 85, passed away Friday, November 10, 2006, at Arlington Memorial Hospital. George was born in Hondo on Nov. 9, 1921. Funeral services were held at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlinton.

Edna Hicks Rushing age 81, of Rio Frio passed away at her home on November 13, 2006. She was born May 4, 1925, in Houston. Service was held Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Frio Canyon Baptist Church in Leakey, with private family burial. Dr. Jim O’Dell officiated.

Albert Allen Sanders, 84, of Ranger, formerly of Hondo, passed away on Friday, Nov. 10, 2006. He was born in Ft. Sumter, NM, July 19, 1922. Graveside service was at 2 p.m Monday, Nov. 13, at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Inez Heinen Short, age 93, of Schertz, formerly of Hondo, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006.  She was born in San Antonio March 8, 1913.  Visitation was Friday, Dec. 1, and funeral service was Saturday at 1:30 p.m., both at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. Burial was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Milton “Lefty” Tschirhart, age 85, of Castroville, passed away Nov. 29, 2006. Milton was born Jan. 3, 1921 in CastrovilleThe Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home was open for Visitation on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Funeral Mass  held Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Rosary was recited on Monday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment with military honors  followed the Rosary at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Joe Anthony Vosquez, loving husband, father, son, brother, and uncle went to be with his lord and savior on Nov. 9, 2006. He was born Jan. 14, 1982, in Pearsall. Rosary was recited Friday, Nov. 17, and Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m., both at St. John’s Catholic Church.

David Wayne Wilder, age 50, of Castroville, passed away Nov. 23, 2006. David was born Mar. 3, 1956 in Bonham. A Memorial was held on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Calvary Hills Baptist Church, 910 W. Loop 1604, San Antonio.

Carl E. “Woody” Wood, age 88, of Castroville, passed away Nov. 28, 2006. Carl was born Feb. 16, 1918 in Jeannette, PA.  The Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home was open for Visitation on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A Graveside Service with full military honors was held on Friday, Dec. 1, at 9:30 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in Ft. Sam Houston.


December 2006

Joseph Othell Batto passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006 at his home in Cedar Hill. He was born on April 6, 1939.

Janet Denise Belew was born Feb. 27, 1952, in San Antonio. Funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, with Dr. T. Glenn Young officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Anita Soliz Borrego, long- time resident of San Antonio, entered into rest peacefully on the evening of Dec. 19, 2006, in San Antonio. She was born in Yancey on Sept. 29, 1938. Visitation and prayer services were held in her honor Dec. 21 in San Antonio. Funeral service was held Dec. 22, at the Yancey Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mariachis led a walking procession of her family and friends to her final resting place in the Yancey Community Cemetery.

Ima Jean Brown, born Sept. 10, 1923, in Hondo, passed away Dec. 13, 2006, in San Antonio.  A viewing was held Sunday evening at the Trevino Funeral home, 226 Cupples Rd. in San Antonio from 5-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 2103 St. Cloud in San Antonio on Monday, Dec. 18, 2006. The body was viewed there from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. at which time the services were conducted by her nephew Danny Lee Brown. Dedication of the grave was performed by her former brother-in-law, Marcus Brown. Interment followed at the Ingleside Cemetery in Hondo.

Carrie Lucille Van Fleet Burgess, age 92, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, in San Antonio. She was born on June 21, 1914, in Hondo. Graveside services were held on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock. A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church, with Reverend David Green officiating.

Walter Burrell, age 89, of D’Hanis passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006. Visitation on Thursday, Dec. 28, 5 to 7 p.m., at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Rosary recited at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, followed by the Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, D’Hanis. A complete obituary will be published next week.

Dolores Jean Byrd, age 72, passed away Friday, December 1, 2006, in Lytle.  Funeral Services were held, Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m., at the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home, Lytle,with visitation will continuing until 9 p.m.

Victor Imon “Dick” Canion, age 84, formerly of Hondo, passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2006, in Denton.  Victor was born May 31, 1922, in Goose Creek, Texas. Family received friends Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home. Entombment service Thursday, Dec. 21, 1 p.m., at the Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Park, 1701 Austin Hwy., San Antonio.

Delane Leola Castro, age 52, of Natalia passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, in San Antonio.  Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

Juan Garcia DeLeon, age 60, of Hondo passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006. He was born in Hondo, March 8, 1946. Rosary was recited Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Guinn-Horger Chapel and Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church. Interment was at Yancey Cemetery with military honors.

JoNell Finger FitzSimon, age 76, of Castroville, passed away December 27, 2006, at her home. JoNell was born May 28, 1930, in D’Hanis. Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at 7 p.m. and Rosary was recited Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, both at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castro-ville. Interment followed at St. Louis Cemetery in Castroville.

Sgt Javier Gurrusquieta
, age 25, of Hondo passed away in an automobile accident on December 25, 2006. Javier had served two tours in Iraq and was scheduled for a third tour in Novemeber, 2007. A Rosary was recited on Friday, December 29, 2006, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hondo. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Juan Hernandez, age 87, of D’Hanis, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at his daughter’s home in San Antonio.  He was born Aug. 27, 1919, in Mexico. Visitation  Friday, Dec. 22, 6 to 8 p.m., and Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral Mass  at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, followed by interment at San Francisco Cemetery, D’Hanis. Rev. Wallis J. Stiles officiated.

Benjamin Jett Mechler Huron died at birth and was delivered to Jesus on Dec. 15, 2006. Survivors include his parents, Tony and Patricia Mechler Huron of Rio Medina; sisters, Katie Lynn Mechler Huron, Clemie Lauren Mechler Huron, and Hannah Rose Mechler Huron. Graveside Service  held on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 at 10:00 am with Rev. Jim Conway officiating at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville.

Jerry Lents, 73, passed away on Thursday Dec. 21, 2006, in Fredericksburg. A private family memorial service was held on Sunday Dec. 24, 2006 and an internment will be held at a later date in Kentucky.

Lida Mae Nixon Magnus, age 68, of Devine passed away Monday, Dec.11, 2006. She was born January 24, 1938 in Alpine, TX. Visitation Thursday, Dec. 14 from 2 - 9 p.m. in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Family received  friends from 5 - 8 p.m. Funeral services  held at 11a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, in the funeral home Chapel. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Fay Dell Rath McGraw, age 74 of Hondo, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2006. Fay was born June 26, 1932, in Hondo. Rosary was recited Monday, January 1, 2007, led by Alleen Koch and Ramona Koch. Funeral Mass was held January 2, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Rev. Jeff Pehl officiating. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Louise B. Meyer, age 95, of Hondo passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006. Rosary was recited at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, followed by the Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Section. A complete obituary will be published next week.

Jean Lunetta Miller of Crystal City passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2006 at the age of 91. Memorial reception at 11:30 a.m., Dec. 29 in Jean’s home, 1202 E. Valverde. A complete obituary will follow next week.

Reyes Miranda, age 61 of Hondo, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, in Hondo. He was born April 29, 1945, in Hondo. Rosary was led by Alleen Koch and Ramona Koch Saturday, Dec. 30, followed by the Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Rev. Jeff Pehl officiating. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Christine “Chris” (Boyle) Mitchell, age 60, of rural Hondo passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at her home. She was born April 19, 1946, in Brooklyn, NY. A Rosary was recited at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, followed by a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 310 FM 2200, in D’Hanis. Fr. Wallis J. Stiles will officiate.

Henry Emil Mueller
, age 80, of La Coste, passed away Dec. 11, 2006, at home. Henry was born Feb. 8, 1926, in La Coste. The Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home was open for Visitation on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rosary  held on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Funeral Mass on Friday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.

Maria “Mary” Cisneros Perales, age 78, of Castroville, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 2, 2006 in Castroville. Mary was born Feb. 18, 1928 in CastrovilleThe Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home was open for Visitation on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Rosary was recited on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment followed the Rosary at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

Patricia L. “Pat” Pritchard, age 69, of Longmont, Colorado, formerly of Yancey, entered into eternal life Dec. 8, 2006, at HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties Care Center in Louisville. She was born March 13, 1937 in Kansas City, MO. A memorial service will take place in Yancey at a later time. Cremation will take place at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Tito C. Reyes, MSgt., USAF Reserve, Retired, a long-time resident of Lytle, departed this life on December 9, 2006. MSgt. Reyes was born February 6, 1926. A funeral mass was celebrated, Wednesday, Dec. 13, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Lytle. Internment  at Lytle Community Cemetery.

Edith Nora Moore Rupp, age 62, of Moore passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at her residence.  Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 7 from 2 -9 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home, Devine.  Graveside services  conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

Loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend; Janie C. Saucedo born July 20, 1952, in Castroville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 15, 2006 at the age of 54 years.  The Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home was open for Visitation on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m. The Rosary was recited Sunday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. The Funeral Mass was held on Monday, Dec. 18, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment followed the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery, La Coste.

Mercedes Nicole Sherwood, age 18, of Mico died in an automobile accident on Dec. 17, 2006.  She had recently completed her senior year at Hondo High School.  Mercedes is survived by her mother, Lois E. Graff; father Lloyd L. Sherwood.  Visitation  held on Thursday, Dec. 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home.

Tammy Leona Harris VanScoyk-Stanhope, age 31, of Hondo passed away Dec. 16, 2006.  Visitation  held Thursday, Dec. 21, 4 - 9 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home. Prayer service held at 7:30 p.m.

Shirley Richardson Swindler, age 72, of Castroville, passed away Dec. 10, 2006 with her family at her bedside. Shirley was born Dec. 1, 1934 in Covington, TN. The Funeral Service was held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Castroville First Baptist Church in Castroville. Interment  at Castroville Community Cemetery, Castroville.

Norman Joseph Tondre, age 70, of LaCoste, passed away December 31, 2006, at his home. Norman was born November 20, 1936, in rural La Coste, Bexar County. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, from noon to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. A graveside service Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in La Coste.

Jerry Paul Walker, age 64 of Lytle, passed away Dec. 21, 2006 in San Antonio. He was born Nov. 29, 1942, in Hamlin. Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 22 from 2 until 9 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 at the First Baptist Church of Natalia, with interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Devine

Barbara Clay Secrest Wooten, died on December 27, 2006, in Austin. Memorials may be made to the Mabridge Foundation, P.O. Box 2250, Manchaca, TX, 78652, or Hospice Austin, Christopher House, 2820 E, Martin Luther King Blvd., Austin, TX 78702.  Service Saturday, Dec. 30 at A & M United Methodist Church in College Station at 10 a.m. 






 


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