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Obituaries - 2010



January 2010



James Donald Allison
of Devine and San Antonio passed away January 14, 2010, at the age of 84. A chapel service was held Monday, Jan. 18, at Hondo Funeral Home. Interment followed in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Ricarda Correa Arias, age 65 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord January 29, 2010. A prayer service was held Saturday, Jan. 30, at Hondo Funeral Home. A funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 31, at First Mexican Baptist Church. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

AlexCampos_Marine_Corps3_001.jpg (56147 bytes)Alexander Campos, age 33, went to Heaven Thursday, January 14, 2010, after a dignified battle with cancer. Funeral service held Saturday, January 30, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 13715 Riggs, in Helotes.

 

 

Encarnacion_Castillo.jpg (296113 bytes)Encarnacion Castillo, age 94 of Castroville, passed away January 23, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born March 25, 1915, in Darwin. A Bible discourse was held Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 26 and 27, at Hondo Funeral Home. Burial services were held Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Hondo.

 

 

 

ClementDelores.jpg (31970 bytes)Delores May Bush Clement, age 88, of Hondo, passed away January 18, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born March 13, 1921, in Johnson City, NY. Funeral Service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Medina Valley United Methodist Church in Castroville. Interment held on a future date in the Pine Plains Cemetery in Clay, NY.

 

 

Nicanor.jpg (66621 bytes)Nicanor ‘Nicko’ Constante went with the Lord January 15, 2010. He was born November 10, 1945, in Hondo. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 20, at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.

 

 


Trinidad Constante,
age 87 of Hondo, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2010. Born June 18, 1922, in Hondo. Rosary was recited Tuesday at Guinn-Horger Chapel. A joint Funeral Mass for Trinidad and Nicanor was celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 20, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Fr. Ken Dakin officiating. Services for Trinidad concluded at the church.

Vera Lucille Hood Gill, a native of Sarepta, LA, died January 31, 2010, in San Antonio. Funeral services for Vera Lucille Hood Gill, age 91, will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, at Bailey Mortuary Chapel in Springhill, LA. Interment will follow in the Springhill Cemetery. The family will received friends at Bailey Mortuary on February 6, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Domingo G. ‘Mingo’ Gonzales, age 84 of Hondo, passed away Friday, January 8, 2010. He was born December 16, 1925, in Biry. The Rosary was recited, followed by the Funeral Mass Monday, Jan. 11, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Fr. Ken Dakin officiating.

HansAshleyRose_Obit.jpg (295935 bytes)Ashley Rose Hans, age 19 of San Antonio, passed away January 21, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born Jan. 15, 1991, in San Antonio. Rosary and memorial service was Sunday, Jan. 24, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Services concluded at the funeral home.

 



obit-Grace.jpg (28433 bytes)Grace Biediger Hitzfelder,
formerly of Devine, passed away at her home in Austin January 4, 2010, at the age of 79. She was born in La Coste March 9, 1930. A memorial service was held Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 5211 McCarty Lane, Austin.

 

 

Mary Agnes “Tiny” Hubbard, born December 25, 1923, went to be with the Lord Jan. 29, 2010, at the age of 87. The Rosary was recited and Funeral Mass was celebrated Sunday, Jan. 31, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was Monday, Feb. 1, at Holy Cross Cemetery in D’Hanis.

For all that is good, William ‘Bill’ Alois Iltis dedicated 87 years of his life on this earth in service to his country, to his community, and to his family. He went to the Lord January 17, 2010. He was born Sept. 30, 1922, at the Iltis farm near the small settlement of Idlewild. Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 19, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. The Rosary was recited Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville followed by interment at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery in La Coste.

Bobby Ray Kelley, age 71 of Devine, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at home. Memorial services held at a later date in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Devine.

Irving C. Kuentz, age 82, of Windcrest, died Wednesday, January 20, 2010. The Rosary was recited Sunday, Jan. 24 at Porter Loring Chapel. Mass was celebrated Monday, Jan. 25, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Jerome’s Catholic Cemetery.

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Frederick ‘Sonny’ Frank Ludwig
of San Antonio died January 13, 2010. He was born Nov. 21, 1932, in San Antonio. Visitation held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Interment at City Cemetery No. 6.

 

 

Enrique B. Maldonado, age 86 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord January 28, 2010. The Rosary was recited Friday, Jan. 29, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, Jan. 30, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Larry Gale Martin, age 70 of Lytle, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2010, in San Antonio. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 18, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle. Interment followed in Lytle Community Cemetery.

McIntireHarlanDuane.jpg (339484 bytes)Harlan Duane McIntire, age 80 of La Coste, passed away Jan. 16, 2010, at home. He was born Oct. 17, 1929, in Nebraska City, NE. Memorial services held at a later date.

 


Gladys Marie Crouch Miller of Somerset, surrounded by her loving family at Wilford Hall Hospital at Lackland AFB, went to be with the Lord January 24, 2010. She was 81. She was born September 2, 1928, in her family’s home outside of Devine. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 27, under the direction of Pastor L. Lynn Beams at Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle. Burial was in Bexar Cemetery in Somerset.

Reverend James Clarence Neffendorf, age 87 of Seguin, went to be with the Lord January 31, 2010. Visitation held Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Funeral service held Friday, February 5, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Tres Hewell Chapel with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating. Interment at San Geronimo Cemetery. James was born October 13, 1922 in Fredericksburg.

John Vernon Pryor
of San Antonio passed away Friday, January 8, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born January 5, 1939, in Vernon. A memorial service held at a later date for family members only.

Enedina Rodriguez of Hondo, passed away January 12, 2010, at the age of 71. The Rosary was recited Friday, Jan. 15, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, Jan. 16, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Sulema Rodriguez, age 58 of Natalia, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2010, at home. The Rosary was recited Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine. Mass celebrated Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m., at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Natalia. Interment in n the Moore Catholic Cemetery.

Jose T. Sanchez, age 74, of Yancey passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. Funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Roy John Schweers, age 95, died January 2, 2010, with his children by his side. He was born August 14, 1914, in Hondo. The funeral service and interment were held Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, the Rev. James Murguia officiating.

Doris K. Sharber, age 82 of Natalia, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010 in Lytle. The Rosary was recited Monday, Feb. 1, in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle. Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 2, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. Interment followed in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Tschirhart.jpg (24554 bytes)Bonnie Nell Gerloff Tschirhart, age 72 of Castroville, passed away January 18, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born Nov. 6, 1937, in Castroville. Visitation held Thursday, Jan. 21, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home followed by the recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Funeral Mass celebrated Friday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment followed the Mass at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 


Rafael Flores Villarreal
, age 37 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord January 21, 2010. The Rosary was recited Mon., Jan. 25, at Hondo Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 26, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Hugo Clarence Wurzbach, age 83 of Hondo, passed away January 31, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born Aug. 7, 1926 in San Antonio. Funeral Service Thursday, Feb. 4, 9:30 a.m., at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Interment at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.

Tracy D. Young, age 43 of San Antonio, passed away Saturday, January 09, 2010, in San Antonio. Memorial service was held Saturday, January 16, 2010, at 7 p.m., at Summit Christian Center in San Antonio.


February 2010


Gerald Neil Bogert of Somerset, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010, at home at the age of 74. Graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 26, at 11a.m., at Brummett Cemetery in Bigfoot with interment immediately following. There was no visitation prior to service.

Mildred “Mille” Wurzbach Breiten, age 63 of San Antonio, passed away Feb. 16, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born March 8, 1946, in Castroville. Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, Feb. 18, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in San Antonio The Rosary was recited Feb. 19, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville.

Deralde Clark Carwile, age 78, long-time resident of Sweeny and more recently of San Antonio, passed away February 23, 2010, in Converse. He was born July 25, 1931, in New Iberia, LA. The family will hold a private burial.

Maureen “Pat” Christley age 73, entered into rest February 9, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born May 3, 1936, in Liverpool, England. Memorial services were held Friday, February 19, at La Coste Baptist Church, with Rev. Cliff Harden officiating. She was laid to rest at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Mindy Lou Jones Coppock, age 37 of San Antonio, passed away Feb. 16, 2010. She was born Aug. 1, 1972, in San Antonio. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Feb. 20, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.

CrowJudy.jpg (209027 bytes)Julia “Judy” Crow, age 81, of Castroville, passed away Feb. 14, 2010, in Jourdanton. She was born July 25, 1928, in Arkansas. The Rosary was recited at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Wednesday, Feb. 17, . Funeral Mass celebrated Thursday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Entombment followed the Mass at St. Louis Catholic Garden Mausoleum.

 

 

Dayton Crowell, age 88 of Devine, passed on to be with our Lord Feb. 23, 2010. Graveside services were held Saturday, Feb. 27, at Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

Thomas Alzie Donovan
, age 56 of Castroville, passed away February 8, 2010. A gathering of family and friends was held Thursday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel at Lackland AFB.

Lenard Dossey, age 78 of Natalia, passed away Monday, February 15, 2010, in Floresville. Visitation was held Thursday, February 18, 2010 in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home in Devine from 2-9 p.m. Funeral service held at 10 a.m., Friday, February 19, at the First Baptist Church in Devine. Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Pat Horn Edwards, age 75 of Hondo, formerly of Uvalde, passed away February 9, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born February 4, 1935, in Uvalde. Funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 12, at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Funeral Chapel in Uvalde by Rev. Andy Tyson.

Jose Jesus Fuentes, age 81, of Pearsall passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at his residence. Prayer service was offered Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Hurley Funeral Home in Pearsall. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Interment followed in Pearsall Cemetery.

Ernesto Garcia Jr., age 26 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord February 28, 2010. Visitation was held Thursday, March 4, from 5-8 p.m. The Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home. An 11:30 a.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, March 5, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

haby.jpg (122501 bytes)Margie V. Haby
, age 81 of the Rio Medina area, passed away February 24, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born July 18, 1928, in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited, followed by the Funeral Mass, Saturday, Feb. 27, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment followed at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

 

Pamela Pilgrim Hanson, age 51 of Devine, passed away February 12, 2010, at home. Funeral service was held Monday, February 15, at Hurley Funeral Chapel in Devine. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

jones.jpg (129847 bytes)J D Jones, age 84, of San Antonio, passed away Feb. 26, 2010. He was born October 13, 1925, in Teague. Funeral Service was held Sunday, Feb. 28, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Interment followed at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or the San Antonio Food Bank.



Vera S. Ledbetter
died February 13, 2010, in Fort Worth. She was born Vera Richter February 23, 1918, in Boerne. Rev. Andy Tyson led a service of worship celebrating her life Feb. 18 at First United Methodist Church of Hondo. Interment was in St. John’s Mausoleum at Hondo Cemetery.

Soyla Macias, age 81 of Devine, passed on to be with our Lord February 3, 2010. The Rosary was recited Friday, Feb. 5, and the Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, Feb. 6, both at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Devine. Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Beverly A. Thomason Marr, age 71 of Natalia, passed away Monday, February 1, 2010, in San Antonio. Visitation held Friday, Feb. 5, from 2-9 p.m. in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Funeral service held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at First United Methodist Church in Devine with interment to follow in Brummett Cemetery.

Eulogio “Cisco” Martinez,
age 65 of Moore, passed away Feb. 13, 2010. Chapel Service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Hondo Funeral Home. Interment followed in Sabinal Cemetery.

Dorothy Allie Naegelin Muennink, age 85 of Hondo, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2010. She was born in Castroville October 9, 1924. The Rosary, led by Aleen and Ramona Koch, was followed by the Funeral Mass, Tuesday, March 2, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Fr. Ken Dakin and Deacon John Schoellman officiated. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

James “Pete” Reagan, age 77 of Lake Hills, passed away February 10, 2010. He was born January 24, 1933, in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited and Mass celebrated Monday, February 15, at Annunciation of the BVM Catholic Church-St. Hedwig with Father Bill Zadora officiating. Interment followed at Kicaster Cemetery in Adkins.

Robert Gerald Ream, age 77 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord February 13, 2010. Visitation was held Thursday, Feb. 18, from 4-6 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home. A 10:30 a.m. graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 19, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Interment in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Service under the direction of Hondo Funeral Home.

Elmer Robert Rohrbach
was born May 27, 1921, in D’Hanis. Funeral services were held at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

Damian Salinas
, age 16 of Moore, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2010. He is survived by his father Oscar L. Salinas of Reynosa, Mexico and mother, Laura Park of Moore. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Mass was celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 10, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and interment followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Devine.

Juan Duron Sandoval was called home by the Lord Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at the age of 67. He was born August 29, 1942, in La Coste. There was an evening service at Castillo Mission Funeral Home Sunday, Feb. 7. The funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 8, at the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Sina Lou Savage, age 77 of Devine passed away Sunday, February 7, 2010, at home. Funeral service was Tuesday, February 9, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

SchraederAl.jpg (124725 bytes)Adolph Louis “Al” Schraeder, age 75 of the Castroville area, passed away Feb. 20, 2010 at home. He was born Aug. 20, 1934, in Westphalia. The Rosary was recited Wednesday, Feb. 24. Funeral Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

Carolyn L. Dubose Smith, age 62 of Devine, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010, in Sachse, TX. Graveside service was Monday, March 1, 2010, at Evergreen Cemetery. Interment followed.

Edith Joyce Stanton, age 87 of Devine, passed away Monday, February 8, 2010, in Devine. A memorial service was held Monday, February 15, in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home in Devine.

Jack O. Tilley of Devine went to Heaven February 19, 2010. He was born July 22, 1913, on the East Verde Creek south of Bandera. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the First Baptist Church of Devine. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

Encarnacion “Chonito” Z. Treviño Jr., age 73 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord February 28, 2010. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, March 2, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday March 3, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

Gloria Ardyce “Biddy” O’Neill Vincent, age 83 of Hondo, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2009. She was born in Hondo Oct. 31, 1926. The Rosary was recited at 1:45 p.m., followed by a Memorial Mass, on Saturday, Feb. 27, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Services concluded at the church.

Robert_West.jpg (68349 bytes)Robert Lee West Sr. died in Hondo February 6, 2010, at the age of 96. Bob, as he was known to his friends, family, and co-workers, was born May 15, 1913, near Cuero. A graveside service was held at Gonzales Memorial Park February 10.

 

 

 

Dr. Leo Windecker, 88, the legendary aircraft designer and creator of the first military Stealth prototype, earned his permanent wings Saturday, February 13, 2010, as he passed away in Cedar Park. He was born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 9, 1921. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 16. Interment was in Mission Park-South, in San Antonio.

Maria Elvira Ybarra, age 57 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord February 7, 2010. A prayer service was held Feb. 9, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral service was held Feb. 10, at Hondo Funeral Home. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

 


March 2010


Meta Marie Schulmeier Acker, age 95 of Yancey, went home to be with her Lord March 19, 2010. She was born Nov. 18, 1914, in Wetmore, Texas. Funeral services were held at Mission Park South in San Antonio Wednesday, March 24. Interment followed in San Fernando III Cemetery in San Antonio.

L.T. Brown, 67, a loving father and husband, passed away March 14, 2010. L.T. was born May 27, 1942, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong Fort Worth area resident. A memorial Mass was celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Biggers Funeral Home, Ft. Worth

BurellVictor_2.jpg (150405 bytes)Victor Lee Burell, age 79 of Castroville, passed away March 20, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born March 20, 1931, in Rio Medina. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, March 23. Funeral Mass was Wed., March 24, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.


burton.jpg (80754 bytes)Ethel “Mertzie” Louise Burton, age 42 of Hondo, passed away March 1, 2010. She was born December 5, 1967, in Denton. The Rosary was recited Wednesday, March 3, at Hondo Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services were held in Yancey Cemetery March 4.

 

 

chessher.jpg (41626 bytes)Justin Ray Chessher, age 55 of Castroville, passed away March 10, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born March 26, 1954, in Kerrville. Funeral Service was Saturday, March 13, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Hondo. Interment with military honors followed at Riviera Cemetery in Riviera, TX.

 

 

 

Cheryl Suzanne Cohen-Green, age 41 of Lytle, passed away Mar. 8, 2010, at home. She was born Dec. 2, 1968, in NY. Visitation held Saturday, Mar. 13, 2010 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Funeral Service held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Mar. 14, both at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Services concluded at the funeral home.

Frankie Nell (Collier) Crawford, age 64 of Hondo, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2010. She was born July 24, 1945, in Bedias, TX. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel. Service concluded at the funeral home.

Flora “Peg” M. Fain passed away March 29, 2010 at the age of 80. She was born March 10, 1930. Services were held at Funeral Caring Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 30. A graveside service was held Wednesday, March 31 at 9:45 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

FOHN,_Theresa_photo.jpg (11883 bytes)Theresa Mae Kotara Fohn went to be with her Lord Saturday, March 27, 2010. She was born August 11, 1922, in Karnes Co. Rosary was recited Wed., March 31, and funeral services celebrated, April 1, both at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1314 Fair Ave., in San Antonio. Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

Bruce “B.T.” Terry Foster, age 71, of Hondo, passed away March 8, 2010. He was born Oct. 15, 1938, in Cleveland, OH. A graveside service was held Friday, March 12, at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio.

Pete Almodova Gallego Jr., a lifelong resident of Alpine and son of a pioneering Alpine family, passed away March 4, 2010. He had just celebrated his 85th birthday. He was born February 17, 1925, in a very different Alpine. The Rosary was recited March 7, and funeral services were March 8, both at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Burial was in Holy Angels Cemetery.

Alicia Garcia Gallegos, age 84 of Devine, passed away Friday, March 26, in Round Rock. A prayer service was held Tuesday, March 30, and funeral service was held Wednesday, March 31, both in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

Delia Martinez Garcia, age 67 of Lytle, passed away March 14, 2010, in San Antonio. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 16, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Interment followed at San Lorenzo Cemetery in Atascosa County.

Haass.jpg (561709 bytes)Walter Lester Haass, age 86, passed away March 9, 2010. He was born in Knippa Sept. 3, 1923. Funeral service was Saturday, March 13, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Rev. David Mayer officiated. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

Juanita Ruiz Hernandez, age 71 of D’Hanis, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010. She was born Oct. 3, 1938, in Uvalde. Rosary was recited Saturday, Mar. 27, followed by the Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D’Hanis. Fr. Wallis J. Stiles officiated. Interment was at San Francisco Cemetery.

Andrea U. Herrera, age 90 of Devine, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010, in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited Wednesday, March 17, at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine. Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with interment in Frio County Cemetery in Pearsall.

Mrs. Elida H. “Lita” Juarez, born March 12, 1928, passed away March 30, 2010, at the age of 82. Funeral service was Saturday, April 3, at Iglesia Bautista Calvario Church in Lytle. Interment was in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Loretta Delores Hail Mahan, known to all as “Bill”, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, March 15, 2010. She was born December 18, 1916, in Kerrville, but lived most of her life in Somerset. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 20, at 2 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church in Somerset.

marquis.jpg (212920 bytes)Harvey Ernest Marquis Sr., was born in Tarpley June 6, 1931. He went to be with the Lord March 18, 2010 at the age of 78. He passed away at home in Devine from liver cancer. Visitation was Friday, March 26, 2-9 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. both at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine, then from 12:30-2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Devine. A Going Home Celebration of his life was held at the Devine First Baptist Church, Saturday, March 27, at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Devine. A meal was provided for family and friends at the First Baptist Church at 4:30 p.m. The Eva Marquis Memorial Scholarship Fund at Medina Valley State Bank in Devine that benefits our senior students of the Devine Independent School District has been renamed to The Eva & Harvey Marquis Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Chris Methvin, age 43 of Hondo, went to be with the Lord March 11, 2010. He was born on October 31, 1966, in Houston. Services were held March 16, at Hondo Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Yancey Cemetery.

William John “Sarge” Ney, age 94, of Hondo passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born Sept. 6, 1916, in Hondo. Rosary was recited Monday, March 15, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral Mass was Tuesday, March 16, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Fr. Ken Dakin officiating. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Section.

poeck.jpg (44531 bytes)Edith M. Sewell Poeck, age 90, of Castroville, passed away March 5, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born March 15, 1919, in Montague County, TX. Graveside service was Tuesday, March 9, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

 

 

 

1st Sgt. Harvey “Hank” A. Pomerance, USMC (Ret.), age 80, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born August 24, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Porter Loring Mortuary North. Funeral serviceheld at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 12, at Porter Loring Mortuary North. Masonic services conducted under the Auspices of Community Lodge No. 1201 A.F. & A.M. Interment with full military honors followed in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Pope.jpg (652379 bytes)Rosa Pope, age 72 of Castroville, passed away March 24, 2010. She was born April 13, 1937. Funeral service was Monday, March 29, at the First Baptist Church in Castroville. Interment followed in the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville.

 

 

 

Eliseo “Ram” “Chino” Ramirez Jr. went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2010. He was born August 19, 1927 in Laredo. The Rosary was recited Monday, March 29, and Mass was celebrated Tuesday, March 30, both at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Lytle. Interment followed at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

wpe1.jpg (29542 bytes)Barbara Ellen Patterson Rendon, 52, a loving wife and mother, lost her courageous battle with breast cancer March 15, 2010, with her family by her side. She was born March 29, 1957, in Wheeling, WV. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, March 16. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo Wednesday, March 17.

 

 


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Lucia Solis Reyna
, age 85 of Lytle, passed away Mar. 21, 2010. She was born March 17, 1925, in Castroville. The Rosary was recited Wednesday, Mar. 24, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.The Funeral Mass was held March 25, at 10:00 a.m., with a gathering at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Lytle begining at 9 a.m. Interment followed Mass at the Lytle Community Cemetery.

 


lillianrios.jpg (34433 bytes)Lillian Apaez Rios, born in San Antonio March 13, 1955, went to be with her Lord and Savior March 16, 2010, at the age of 55 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 23, at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church in San Antonio. Fellowship followed at The Bright Shawl.

 

 

 

 

alexander.jpg (478399 bytes)Alexander Martin Rowland passed away unexpectedly March 15, 2010, at the age of 3. He was born April 20, 2006, in Hondo. He is survived by his parents, Dr. Richard Rowland and wife, Rebecca; brother, Spencer Cade Rowland; sister, Isabella Terrell Rowland. Memorial service held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2010, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. Service concluded at the church.

Paula Dean Ruston, age 77 of Devine, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010, in San Antonio. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 10, at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Eastern Star graveside service under the auspices of Lytle Chapter # 335 O.E.S. was held at the Evergreen Cemetery. Interment followed.

Joaquin V. Saldana, age 73 of Natalia, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at home. The Rosary was recited Wednesday, March 31, and the funeral service was held at 10 a.m. April 1, both in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Lytle. Services concluded at the funeral home.

Rosa Sandoval, age 91 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord March 21, 2010. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, March 23, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, March 24, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Mary Jane Smith, age 90, of San Antonio, passed away March 26, 2010 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Hondo. She was born May 13, 1919, in San Antonio. Rosary was recited Tuesday, March 30 and a Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, both at Prince of Peace Catholic Church followed by burial at San Fernando #2 Catholic Cemetery.

StovallLouise_ObitPict.jpg (18565 bytes)Louise H. Stovall, age 85 of Castroville, passed away March 13, 2010, in Allen. She was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Jackson Port, AR. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Interment will follow at 11:45 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Memorials may be made to the Castroville First Baptist Church.

 

swindler.jpg (92696 bytes)Gerald A. “Jerry” Swindler went home March 19, 2010 at the age of 83. Affectionately called “Poppe” by his grandchildren, he was born November 18, 1926, in San Antonio. Funeral service was Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2010, Castroville First Baptist Church, Castroville. Interment followed at the Castroville Community Cemetery.

 

 

Rev. Preston A. Taylor, born January 29, 1927, in Caledonia, AR, passed away March 11, 2010, in San Antonio, following a courageous battle with a brain tumor. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 14, at Sunset Funeral Home. Interment was in Sabine Cemetery near Lindale.

Lawrence Lewis Trombley, age 67 of Hondo passed on to be with our Lord March 20, 2010. Visitation was March 25, from 5-8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Hondo Funeral Home. Gravesite service at 1:30 p.m. Friday March 26, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Felix Villarreal, age 66 of Devine, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010, at home. He was born July 29, 1943. The Rosary was recited Sunday, March 7, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated Monday, March 8, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Devine. Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Elvira Ytuarte, age 69 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord March 25, 2010. The Rosary was recited Monday, March 29, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday March. 30, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

zinsmeyer.jpg (90649 bytes)Edwin Charles Zinsmeyer, age 92 of Castroville, passed away March 5, 2010. He was born November 18, 1917, in . Funeral Mass was celebrated Sunday, March 7, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. The Rosary was recited Monday, March 8, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Interment followed at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 




April 2010


Henry Aguilera, age 32 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord April 29, 2010. The Rosary was recited Monday, May 3, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, May 4, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Pablo R. Alvarado, age 79, of Atascosa, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010. The Rosary was recited at the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle Sunday, April 25. Funeral service was held Monday, April 26, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Lytle. Interment was in San Lorenzo Cemetery in Lytle.

CBakerNotice.jpg (23361 bytes)Carolyn Louise Boehle Baker, age 67 of Hondo, passed away Monday, April 19, 2010, after a long illness. She was born Jan. 1, 1943, in Hondo. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Apr. 22, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Quihi, with Pastor Stephen Schur officiating. Interment at Quihi Cemetery.

 


memorium.jpg (52563 bytes)Arturo “El Lechero” Barrientes, age 63 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord April 5, 2010. Visitation was Thursday, April 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

 


Otis Herbert Burrell
, age 87 of D’Hanis, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2010. He was born July 12, 1922, in Hondo. The Rosary was recited, followed by the Funeral Mass, Saturday, Apr. 17, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, D’Hanis.

composobit.jpg (28893 bytes)Adolfo T. Campos, age 48 of San Antonio, went to be with our Lord Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2010. Adolfo was born in Hondo Feb. 3, 1962. A prayer service was held Friday and funeral service was Saturday, May 1, at the Guinn-Horger Chapel, with Pastor Gilbert Gauna of San Antonio officiating. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

Severiana Carrillo, age 86 of Lytle, passed on to be with our Lord April 4, 2010. The Rosary was recited April, 6, and Funeral Mass was celebrated April 7, both at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Lytle. Interment followed in Latin Community Cemetery, Lytle.

clayton.jpg (25797 bytes)Asell Mumme Clayton, age 85 of Comfort, formerly of Hondo, passed away Friday, April 16, 2010. She was born August 8, 1924, at Vandenberg. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Apr. 20, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

 

cooperobit.jpg (18857 bytes)James Wesley Cooper, age 41 of Muskogee, OK, was at peace April 28, 2010. He was born May 14, 1968, in Houston. Graveside service was Tuesday, May 4, at the Baird Cooper family cemetery on the Baird Cattle Co. Ranch near Muskogee.

 

Enedina De La Rosa, age 62 of Devine, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010, in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited at the Hurley Funeral Home Sunday, May 2 and Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, May 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devine. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

Louise W. Fletcher, age 94 of San Antonio, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010. A celebration of her life was held May 5, at the Inn at Los Patios in San Antonio. Graveside service held Friday, May 7, at 3 p.m., at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. James C. Taylor officiated.

Elizabeth Doersam Meyer Gabehart, age 95 of Hondo, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Killeen. Funeral service was held Friday, April 16, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Damien Alvarado Hernandez, age 4, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010, after a tragic accident which also took the life of his sister, Sabrina Dawn Alvarado Soto. He is survived by his parents, Robert G. and Zelda Alvarado Hernandez III; brothers, Dustin Soto, Robert Hernandez IV and Drake Hernandez, all of Natalia; and grandparents, Nancy Guajardo Soto, David Soto and Robert Hernandez. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, April 6, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated Wednesday, April 7, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Lytle. Interment was in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Dahlia.jpg (29421 bytes)Dahlia Marie Haby Holzhaus, age 93 of Castroville, passed away April 10, 2010, in Castroville. She was born Feb. 28, 1917, in Rio Medina. Funeral Mass was Tuesday, April 13, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Rosary was Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

James Glendon “Shotgun” Hunter, age 82 of Hondo, passed away Friday, April 9, 2010. He was born Dec. 31, 1927, in Groesbeck. Funeral service was Sunday, April 11, at the Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Andy Tyson of First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Maria Guillen Lopez, age 81 of Seguin and formerly of Natalia, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010 in Seguin. A prayer service was held Wednesday, April 7, and funeral service held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 8, both in the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Jason Alva Lyons, age 35 of Denham Springs, LA, passed away April 24, 2010. He was born Sept. 27, 1974, in Modesto, CA. Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home was open for visitation on Thursday, April 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service held on Friday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville. Interment at Castroville Community Cemetery.

Joyce Wiemers Martin, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away April 14, 2010, at the age of 68. Funeral Service was Saturday, April 17, at New Fountain United Methodist Church. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

William Sidney “Sid” Mercer, age 68 of Seguin, passed away April 4, 2010. He was born June 28, 1941, in Sonora. Funeral services were Wed., April 7, at First Baptist Church in Seguin with Rev. Dr. Brice Mandaville officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in Oakwood Cemetery, Hondo.

Elizabeth Meyer, age 95, of Hondo passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2010, after battling cancer. Visitation was held Thursday, April 15, 4 to 8 p.m., at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Friday, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Quihi. Interment at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Gertrude Mary Koch Bates Hester Moebius, age 86, of Hondo passed peacefully to her heavenly home Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Gertie, or Trudy as she was sometimes called, was born January 10, 1924, in Hondo. Rosary was led by Aleen and Ramona Koch at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Apr. 15. Mass at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Fr. Ken Dakin officiating. Interment at Hondo Cemetery, St. John Section.

Angelita H. Monreal, age 87 of Devine, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010, at home. Visitation held Thursday, April 8, at Hurley Funeral Home in Devine from 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Travis Lee Mosley, age 87 of Devine, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010 at home. Graveside service and interment were Monday, April 5, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

Eugene “Gene” W. Nelson, age 86 of Devine, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2010 at home. Funeral Services held at 1 p.m. Thurs., April 29, 2010 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Interment with Masonic Graveside Services, under the auspices of Devine Masonic Lodge #590 A.F. & A. M in Evergreen Cemetery.

OttoLeonhardt.jpg (212849 bytes)Leonhardt Daniel Otto, age 83 of Castroville, passed away April 18, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born Sept. 20, 1926, in La Coste. Funeral Service was Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Castroville. Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

 

 

 

Sherry Ann Shipp Penry, age 49 of San Antonio and formerly of Tyler, passed away April 1, 2010. She was born April 18, 1960, in Dallas. Funeral Service was Tuesday, Apr. 6, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Interment was in the Castroville Community Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

James Ramirez, age 41 of Devine, passed away Friday, April 16, 2010, in Medina County. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, April 20, at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Wednesday, April 21. Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Devine.

Pedro_Rodriguez.jpg (964446 bytes) Pedro P. Rodriguez, age 62 of Waco, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2010. He was born Sept. 5, 1947, in Hondo. The Rosary was led by Epifania Ybarra. Funeral service was held Monday, April 12, 11 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

Jerome Henry Schulte, age 79 of Hondo, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010. He was born April 26, 1930, in Hondo. Funeral service was held Wednesday, April 28, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section. Pallbearers were Randy Mann, Amy Somerford, Rachel Somerford, Rod Schulte, Tom Woytasczyk and Jeff Lynch. Honorary bearer was Steven Mann.

Sabrina Dawn Alvarado Soto, age 11, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010 after a tragic accident which also took the life of her brother, Damien Alvarado Hernandez. She is survived by her parents, Robert G. and Zelda Alvarado Hernandez III; brothers, Dustin Soto, Robert Hernandez IV and Drake Hernandez, all of Natalia. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, April 6, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated Wednesday, April 7, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Lytle. Interment was in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Harry W. Swarm, beloved father and grandfather, went to be with the Lord April 12, 2010, at the age of 97. He was born April 15, 1912. A Communion Service was held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church Thursday, April 15.

Jerry E. Trollinger, age 73 of Devine, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010, in San Antonio. Memorial service was held at 11a.m. Saturday, April 10, in the Hurley Funeral Home.

Martha O. “Neta” Wells, age 80 of Devine, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010, in San Antonio. Visitation held Friday, April 9, 2010, 8 a.m. until service time, 11a.m. at the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Devine. Interment in Moore Memorial Cemetery.


May 2010

Edith Agness Anderson, age 79 of Devine, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in San Antonio. Graveside services were held Saturday, May 29, at Evergreen Cemetery in Devine. Interment followed.

George Edward Bahlmann of Lytle was called away to his Heavenly Father on May 27, 2010, while in the arms of his loving wife. He was born on April 1, 1936, in San Antonio. Funeral service was Saturday, May 29, at Lytle United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Brummett Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Lawrence Barrett, age 83 of San Antonio, passed away May 3, 2010, in San Antonio. No services are scheduled. Hurley Funeral Home, Lytle

Dino Benavides, age 42 of Hondo, passed away May 28, 2010. The Rosary was recited June 1, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, June 2, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

BoullieTinaJean.jpg (266282 bytes)Tina Jean Boullie, age 46 of Castroville, was at peace May 1, 2010. She was born May 30, 1963, in Stuttgart, Germany. No services were planned. Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home

 

 

 

Anita Urrutia Briseño, age 81 of Hondo, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010. She was born Sept. 5, 1928 in Hondo. The Rosary was recited Sunday, May 23, and Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Guadalupe Cavazos, age 86, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law went to join the Lord May 19, 2010. She was born December 12, 1923 in Laredo. The Rosary was recited Friday, May 21, at Hurley Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated May 22 at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Lytle. Burial was in San Fernando Cemetery #2, San Antonio.

The funeral for Jack Colley, Assistant Director for the Texas Division of Emergency Management will be held at 9 a.m. Fri., May 21, at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, 75225; 214-363-5401. Visitation held Thursday, from 6- 9 p.m. Burial at 11 a.m. Friday, May 21, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.

Julia Contreras, age 67 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord May 6, 2010. The Rosary was recited Monday, May 10, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated May 11, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Nancy English Cox, age 69 of Devine, passed away May 20, 2010 at home. Funeral service was May 22 at First Baptist Church in Devine with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

CoyleElizabeth.jpg (9817 bytes)Sister Elizabeth Ann Coyle, S.L. (Sisters of Loretto), age 78 of San Antonio, passed away May 10, 2010, at home. She was born Dec. 10, 1931, in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, May 11. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday, May 12, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment at the Mass at the Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s section.

 

 

Robert Gene Dowdy, age 65 of Hondo, passed away May 12, 2010. He was born Feb. 28, 1945 in Corpus Christi. Private services will be held at a later date.

Margaret Jane Cullins Echtle, age 67 of San Antonio, passed away May 12, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born Sept. 19, 1942, in Sabinal. Her body was cremated. A memorial service was held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 20.

John Anthony “Sonny” Fletcher, age 79 of San Antonio, passed away on May 15, 2010 in San Antonio. He was born Oct. 9, 1930, in Rayne, LA. Graveside service with military honors was held May 19 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

gallegosobit.jpg (14338 bytes)Maria De Jesus Herrera Gallegos, age 65, of Hondo passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010. She was born Feb. 16, 1945, in Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico. The Rosary was recited Tuesday at the Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, May 5, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Fr. Ken Dakin officiating. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

Born July 20, 1955, in Hondo, Henry Garza went to be with the Lord May 4, 2010, at the age of 54. He was a resident of Waco. The Rosary was recited Friday, May 7, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, May, 8, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Victor Hilberling of Owasso, OK, and formerly of Hondo (1972-1978), passed away May 16, 2010 at the age of 78. He was born Jan. 8, 1932 in Milvane, KS. Funeral Mass was May 19 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Owasso, OK, with Fr. Richard Bradley officiating.

Jose Enrique Ibarra Sr., age 62 of D’Hanis, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010. He was born Sept. 26, 1947, in D’Hanis. Rosary was recited Saturday, May 8, followed by the Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D’Hanis. Fr. Wallis J. Stiles officiated. Interment was at San Francisco Cemetery.

Aurelia Lopez Moreno
, age 90 of La Coste, passed away May 4, 2010, in Castroville. She was born Nov. 13, 1919, in La Coste. The Rosary was recited at Tondre Guinn Funeral Home Wednesday, May 5. Mass of Resurrection celebrated Thursday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

On the evening of May 27, 2010, in the Hill Country community of Bandera, at the age of 85, Patrick Ney O’Neill peacefully closed his eyes and took his final breath. He was born Feb. 11, 1925, in Hondo. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.

Lydia Palacios, age 75 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord May 18, 2010. The Rosary was recited Friday, May 21, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated May 22 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Ruth Eileen Platte, age 86 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord May 1, 2010. A 10:30 a.m memorial service was held Fri., May 7, at Central Christian Church in Sabinal.

Rafael Rangel, age 61, of San Antonio, passed away on May 7, 2010 at home. He was born March 18, 1949, in San Antonio. Memorial Mass was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.

rodriguez.jpg (22472 bytes)Anjelica Alma Rodriguez, age 45 of Marble Falls, formerly of D’Hanis, passed away following an automobile accident Saturday, May 8, 2010. She was born Jan. 14, 1965, in Hondo. Rosary was recited Wednesday, May 12, followed by the funeral Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D’Hanis. Fr. Wallis J. Stiles officiated. Interment was at San Francisco Cemetery.


 

Rooks.jpg (6422 bytes)David Michael Rooks, age 50 of Natalia, passed away May 12, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born Sept. 8, 1959, in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited Sunday, May 16, at Tondre Guinn Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Monday, May 17, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Devine.

 

 

seekatz.jpg (322272 bytes)Thomas “Tom” Edward Seekatz, age 65 of Mico, passed away May 28, 2010, in San Antonio, just 4 days before his 66th birthday. He was born June 1, 1944, in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited Sunday, May 30, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Monday, May 31, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

simpsonobit.jpg (122968 bytes)Robert L. “Bob” Simpson, age 60 of Castroville, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010. He was born Feb. 27, 1950, in Hico. Memorial service is 10 a.m., Sat., May 8, at Hondo Church of Christ.

 

 

Eugenia Rose Smith, born February 16, 1924, was received by our Lord May 25, 2010. The Rosary was recited Friday, May 28, at 7 p.m. Viewing from 2-9 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine. Funeral mass celebrated Saturday, May 29, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Interment in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Jack R. Stewart, born April 24, 1922, was called home by his Lord and Savior, May 11, 2010, at the age of 88. Visitation at Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle is Thursday, May 13, 6-9 p.m. Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 14, at Lytle First Baptist Church. Interment at the Lytle Community Cemetery.

Derald Studdard, age 79 of Moore, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Lytle. Funeral service was Wednesday, May 5, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Moore Memorial Cemetery.

Walter “Moose” Thomas Jr. of Sabinal passed away on May 5, 2010 in Uvalde at the age of 75. He was born on June 18, 1934 in Comfort. Graveside services were held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 Sabinal Cemetery.

Lonnie Preston Williamson, age 83 of Natalia, passed away Monday, May 31, 2010, in San Antonio. Visitation held 2-9 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Funeral service held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 4, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine. Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Ray Youngblood
moved on to his next lifetime May 27, 2010. He was born in San Antonio. Graveside service was held Friday, May 28, at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in San Antonio. A Memorial Service was held at New Fountain United Methodist Church May 29. All services officiated by the Rev. Charles Parker.

Claude L. Zinsmeyer, age 82 of Humble, died May 12, 2010, in Houston. Graveside 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetary in La Coste.


June 2010

Barbara Jean Kinsall Arthur, age 69 of Castroville, passed away June 14, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born March 29, 1941 in San Antonio. Mass was celebrated Wednesday, June 16, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. The Rosary was recited Thursday, June 17, at 9 a.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Entombment at St. Louis Garden Mausoleum.

Nellie Virginia Evartt Baker went home peacefully to be with the Lord Thursday, June 3, 2010, after a long illness. She was born in Aransas Pass February 24, 1931. Visitation was held Thursday, June 10, 7-9 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 11, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tommy Crick will officiate. Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Lula Barber.jpg (99159 bytes)Lula Adair Bennett Barber, age 89 of Hondo and formerly of Freeport, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010. She was born April 21, 1921, in Cuero. Funeral service was held Sunday, June 27, 3 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Cuero, followed by interment in Taylor Cemetery, Cuero.

 

 

Patricia Lou Boettcher, age 69 of Dunlay, passed away Monday, June 28, 2010. She was born January 12, 1941, in Tom Green County, near San Angelo. Visitation was held Thursday, July 1, 5:30-7 p.m. at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at New Fountain United Methodist Church, Hondo, on July 2, at 11 a.m.

Briscoe.jpg (48006 bytes)Former Texas Governor and legendary rancher and banker Dolph Briscoe, Jr., age 87, passed away quietly at his home in Uvalde Sunday, June 27. Dolph Briscoe, Jr. was born in Uvalde. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, followed by a public reception at the Uvalde Country Club, 407 E. Garden St. Rev. with Nick Mayer officiating. A private family graveside service was held at a later time.

 

Lydia V. Carrasco, age 58 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord June 27, 2010. Visitation was held Friday July 2, from 5-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

Coggin.jpg (41858 bytes)Maris Montgomery Coggin, age 73 of Castroville, passed away June 2, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born August 16, 1936, in Sinton. A memorial service was held Friday, June 4 at Medina Valley United Methodist Church.

 

 

 

Cox.jpg (95062 bytes)Audrey Lucille Wells Cox peacefully closed her eyes and took her final breath on the evening of June 27, 2010, at her home in Argent Court Assisted Living in Jourdanton, at the age of 93. She was born Dec. 17, 1916, in Poteet. Memorial service was June 30 at First Baptist Church in Charlotte.

 

 

Richard Neil Currin II, age 57 of Castroville, and a member of New Fountain United Methodist Church, passed away June 7, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Dallas, Dec. 28, 1952. A celebration of life service was held at the family residence June 26, 2010.

Allyne Daggs, age 86 of Natalia, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in San Antonio. Funeral service was Saturday, July 3 at Lytle United Methodist Church. Interment followed in Lytle Community Cemetery.

James A. Dodson passed away June 25, 2010, at the age of 78. He was born October 7, 1931 in Duncan, OK. Castle Ridge Mortuary, San Antonio

duron.jpg (36950 bytes)Apolinaria “Pinkie” Duron, age 88, of La Coste, moved on to Heaven June 5, 2010. She was born July 23, 1921, in LaCoste. The Rosary was recited June 7 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated June 8 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

Lenora Rose Foster of Kingsbury, beloved and cherished mother, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010, at the age of 88. She was born February 27, 1922, in Medina County, Texas. Celebration of Life Services were held Monday, June 21, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Latham officiating. Interment was at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale.

Betty Reed Garcia, age 70 of Lytle, passed away June 13, 2010. She was born June 28, 1939, in Bloxom, VA. The Rosary was recited at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel Wed., June 16. Mass was celebrated at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Lytle, Thurs., June 17. Interment was in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Jessie Rodriguez Garcia of Hondo passed on to be with our Lord. Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, June 30, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Reymundo Gomez, age 88 of Hondo, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010. He was born in D’Hanis March 11, 1922. The Rosary was recited prior to the Funeral Mass celebrated Tuesday, June 15, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment was at San Francisco Cemetery, D’Hanis.

Picture of Mr. Guerrero.jpg (25317 bytes)Julio R. Guerrero Sr., age 87 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord June 2, 2010. The Rosary was recited Friday, June 4, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, June 5, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.






Haby.jpg (61433 bytes)Hattie Geneva Rudinger Haby, age 87 of Rio Medina, passed away June 25, 2010. She was born Apr. 13, 1923, in D’Hanis. Funeral Service was June 29, 2010, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Interment was at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville.

 

 

 

Chief Master Sgt. James Leonard Heyen went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the age of 66 years. This wonderful man was born January 17, 1944, in Hondo. Visitation held from 6-7 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home. Funeral service held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 28, at New Fountain United Methodist Church. Interment at 1:45 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.


House.jpg (69244 bytes)Maj. Jerry House (U.S.A.F.-Retired) died of natural causes June 21, 2010. He requested no service or ceremony be held, and that any donations be directed to the Veteran’s Administration at www.va.gov, or to the River Rats Association AWCF at www.river-rats.org.

 

 


Thomas Edward Kirchman Jr., age 66 of Lytle, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010, at home. Graveside service at Ft. Sam National Cemetery in San Antonio was Wednesday, June 16.

Harold “Red” Koepp, 82, passed away June 18, 2010. He was born August 31, 1927 in Clear Springs. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 23, in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment was in St. Louis Mausoleum in Castroville.

Lawson.jpg (72481 bytes)Jimmie “Jimmy” Lawson, age 72, passed away June 20, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born Aug. 16, 1937, in Deridder, LA. Funeral Service held Thursday, June 24, at Talley Road Baptist Church, 3120 Talley Road, San Antonio, TX 78253, 210-679-7360. Interment at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

 

mangold.jpg (68063 bytes)Ralph Henry Mangold, age 85, of Devine, moved on to Heaven June 6, 2010. He was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Devine. Visitation was held Thursday, June 24, 2010, from noon-5 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. The Rosary was recited at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2010, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Interment followed the Rosary at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.




Maples.jpg (59552 bytes)Chester Maples Sr., age 84 of Conroe and formerly of Castroville, passed away June 17, 2010. He was born May 3, 1926, in Jasper, MO. The funeral service was June 23, 2010 at New Life Family Fellowship in La Coste. Interment was in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

 

 


Lynn Ray Martin,
age 55 of D’Hanis, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010, after a year of battling cancer. He was born November 27, 1954, in Poteet. The Rosary was recited Friday, June 25, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, followed by a celebration of the Mass. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, D’Hanis.

Mata.jpg (48777 bytes)Ramiro G. Mata, age 72 of Castroville, passed away June 25, 2010, at home, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was born June 6, 1938, in Goliad. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, June 29, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday, June 30 at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville.

 

 


Gemma Antonietta Muffato McWhorter,
age 79, met the Lord at 3:38 a.m. June 15, 2010, after a brief bout with cancer. She was born in Venice, Italy, December 27, 1930. The Rosary was recited Monday, June 21, at Roy Akers Chapel in San Antonio. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 22. Fr. Daniel Kahlich officiated. Burial followed at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Juanita Nicholson, age 88 of Natalia, died Saturday, June 26, 2010. She was born at home near Tillar, AR, April 10, 1922. A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 30, at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Internment and graveside service were held at Newton Chapel Cemetery, Dumas, AR.

Regina Nuckles, 65 of Sabinal passed away June 29, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born on Dec. 2, 1944. Graveside services held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2, at Sabinal Cemetery.


oefinger.jpg (54377 bytes)Drucilla Mary Franger Oefinger
, age 80 of Sunrise Beach and San Antonio, was called home by our Lord June 5, 2010 in San Antonio. She was born Sept. 28, 1929, in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited Tuesday June 8. Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, June 9, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Castroville. Interment was in the Hondo Cemetery.

 



Timothy Murray Palmquist,
age 56, went to be with the Lord June 21, 2010. He was born February 13, 1954, in San Juan, TX. Funeral service held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at First Baptist Church, Devine. Gravesite service at Evergreen Cemetery in Devine followed.

Goldie Marie Pruitt
, age 94 of Devine, passed away Friday, June 4, 2010, in Ingram. Graveside service was Tuesday, June 8, at Moore Memorial Cemetery.

Cipriano A. Ramirez, age 72 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord June 28, 2010. He was born February 9, 1938, in Biry. The Rosary was recited July 1 at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated July 2, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Dominga Sanchez Rodriguez, age 91, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother, was called home to be with our Heavenly Father June 21, 2010. She was born Jan.12, 1919, in Yancey. The rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home in Hondo. Funeral Mass to celebrate her life was held Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D’Hanis. Interment in the Yancey Cemetery followed.

Eunice Agnes Langfeld Rohrbach, age 100, of San Antonio, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010. She was born Jan. 29, 1910, in D’Hanis. The Rosary was recited and the Funeral Mass celebrated Saturday, June 19, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D’Hanis. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Veronica Gladys Rudinger, age 92 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord June 16, 2010. The Rosary was recited Friday, June 18, at Hondo Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, June 19, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, D’Hanis.

Gregory Lee Sanders, age 55 of Pearsall, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010, at home. There are no services scheduled at Hurley Funeral Home in Pearsall.

Justin R. Schweers,
41, went to be with the Lord June 15, 2010 after courageously battling ALS since September 2009. A resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth area for the past 20 years, Justin was born in San Antonio October 24, 1968, and was a 1987 graduate of Hondo High School. A Celebration of his Life and funeral service were held at the funeral home Saturday, June 19. Interment was in Mission Burial Park South. Mission Park Funeral Chapels, San Antonio

Carolyn Anderson Terry, age 97, of Castroville, passed away June 3, 2010, at home. She was born May 22, 1913, in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited Sunday, June 6, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Graveside service was Monday, June 7, at San Fernando III Catholic Cemetery, San Antonio.

Narcisa C. Vela, age 88 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord June 28, 2010. The Rosary was recited Wednesday, June 30, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. today Thursday, July 1, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment in Hondo Cemetery followed the Mass.

Arleen Groff Williams, long time Devine resident, passed away June 6, 2010, at the age of 82. She would have turned 83 June 22. At her request and instruction, there will be no service. Also at her request, all final arrangements are being made under the direction of Roy Black through Hurley Funeral Home Devine.

Thomas E. Ybarra, age 67, of Somerset, passed away June 5, 2010 in San Antonio. He was born Dec. 21, 1942, in La Coste. Memorial Mass was celebrated at 7 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Services concluded at the church after the Memorial Mass.





July 2010

Nobal Earl Banks, age 86 of Devine, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in San Antonio. Funeral service was held July 17 at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Patricia Jean Barron, age 55 of Moore, passed away Tuesday, July 20, at home. Graveside services were held Friday, July 23, 2010 at 9 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Devine. Interment followed.

Mary F. Dodson passed away July 26, 2010, at the age of 76. She was born Dec. 10, 1933. Graveside Service was held at 9 a.m. Friday, July 30, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Josefa Ortiz Estrada, age 71 of Devine, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010, in San Antonio. Visitation was held 2-9 p.m., Thursday , July 8, at Hurley Funeral Home in Devine, with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 9, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment followed in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Irma June Forsythe, age 89 of Lytle, passed away Monday, July 12, 2010, at home. Funeral service was Wednesday, July 14, at the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

Abelino Garza Sr., age 60 of Bandera, passed away July 16, 2010. He was born August 20, 1949 in Hondo. A Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera, officiated by Deacon Bobby Stein. Funeral Mass with Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 23, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Bandera officiated by Father Kazimierz Oleksy. Interment at Bandera Cemetery.

Barbara Biediger Groff-Haby entered rest Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at the age of 65, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born January 10, 1945. was held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, followed by the recitation of the Rosary, and Mass of Resurrection at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, all at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in San Antonio. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

Harlee.jpg (100872 bytes)Arthur Edward “Ed” Harllee, 80, passed away peacefully at home near Boerne July 25, 2010. He was born November 4, 1929, in Hondo. Memorial services are pending.

 

 

 

Hartung.jpg (75845 bytes)Clint Hartung passed away July 8, 2010. He was 87. He was born August 10, 1922, in Hondo. Funeral services were held privately at his request.

 

 

 

Guadalupe V. Hernandez Jr., age 39 of Somerset passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010, in Lytle. The Rosary was recited Thursday, July 15, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Lytle. Interment in Bexar Cemetery, Somerset.

Leo Lawrence Hitzfelder, age 85 of La Coste, passed away July 6, 2010. He was born February 18, 1925, in La Coste. Visitation was held Thursday, July 8, from 12-5:30 p.m., at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. The Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, and the Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 9, both at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment followed the Mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

Melba Sue Holbrook, age 70 of San Antonio, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010. She was born July 11, 1940, in Goliad. A memorial service was held Friday, July 23 at Meadowlawn Funeral Home in San Antonio.

John H. Ilse of Uvalde passed away July 16, 2010, at home at the age of 99. He was born October 22, 1910, in Reedville. Graveside services were held July 20, in the Sabinal Cemetery.

Johnson_EdwinLee.jpg (65588 bytes)Edwin Lee “Eddie” Johnson, age 53 of La Coste, passed away July 9, 2010. He was born Nov. 28, 1956, in San Antonio. Memorial Mass was celebrated Wednesday, July 14, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.

 

Mann_ClintonWayneSr_Obit.jpg (64478 bytes)Clinton Wayne Mann Sr., age 43 of San Antonio, passed away July 9, 2010. He was born August 14, 1966, in San Antonio. Graveside service was Monday, July 12, at Lytle Community Cemetery.

 

 

 

Ritameyer.jpg (15631 bytes)Rita M. Meyer, age 92 of Atascosa, passed away July 22, 2010. She was born March 25, 1918, in Fort Huachuca, AZ. The Rosary was recited July 27 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Macdona. Mass of Resurrection was July 28 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Interment was in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

 

 

Kevin J. Rodriguez, infant son of Ricky Rodriguez Jr. and Jeanette Quintanilla of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord July 13, 2010. He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Rudy and Isabel Quintanilla, Nancy and Billy Myers, Enrique Rodriguez Sr. A graveside service was held Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Hondo Cemetery.

James Walter Rudinger of Uvalde passed away July 11, 2010, in Amistad Nursing Home at the age of 87. He was born January 25, 1923, in D’Hanis. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 15, at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

Rosalio Ortiz “Leo” Sanchez, age 68 of Rockwall, passed away July 4, 2010. He was born February 19, 1942, in Hondo. The Rosary was recited July 8. Funeral services were held July 9 at Rest Haven Funeral Home–Rockwall Chapel. Deacon Warner Washington officiated. Interment was in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Sandoval_Pic.jpg (8882 bytes)Master Sgt. Juan J. Sandoval, of Powell, WY, passed away July 7, 2010, at the Powell Valley Care Center. He was 89 years old. He was born April 2, 1921, in Hondo. Graveside service was held July 12 at Crown Hill Cemetery.

 

 

Ruth Marie Riff Shapiro, age 82 of New Fountain, passed away Friday, July 23, 2010. She was born Sept. 10, 1927, in New Fountain. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 27 at New Fountain United Methodist Church. Interment was at New Fountain Cemetery.

James William “Sparky” Sparks passed away July 11, 2010, in Longview. He was born July 7, 1927 in Hallsville. Graveside services were held at Forest Park Cemetery East, Houston in Webster, July 15.


Arlowayne Swort was born at Bartlesville, OK, Dec. 9, 1923, and departed this earth July 29, 2010, in Hondo. A memorial Mass was held Saturday, Oct. 9, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.

Julia Amber Tames, age 75 of Lytle, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, July 25, 2010. She was born in Cotulla January 21, 1935. Visitation was held Thursday, July 29, from 2–9 p.m., including the recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m., at Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle. Funeral services held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, at Saint Andrews Catholic Church in Lytle.

Major John H. Thomas
(USMC, retired) passed away July 15, 2010. He was born July 2, 1918, in Amarillo. Funeral service was Monday, July 19, in the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery.

 

Josephine_Vance.jpg (187835 bytes)Josephine Julia Vance, age 92 of Devine, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2010 at home. The Rosary was recited Friday, July 9, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated July 10, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.


Jack Patrick Voigt Sr., age 69 of Quihi, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010. He was born Feb. 14, 1941, in SanAntonio. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 31, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel.


JA Vosquez.jpg (9810 bytes)Jose Angel “La Polla” Vosquez, age 70, of Hondo passed away July 3, 2010. He was born March 20, 1940, in Hondo. Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, July 6, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, followed by interment at Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Section.

 

 

 

Melvin Earl White of Sabinal, age 80, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010. He was born February 2, 1930, in Coleman. Visitation was held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at First Baptist Church in Sabinal, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. Rev. Monty Benson will officiate. Interment at Sabinal Cemetery.


C.D. “Bud” Wilson passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010, at the age of 89. He was born July 17, 1921, in Cokely, WV. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 31, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home, with the Rev. Danielle Knapp and the Rev. Larry Lacy officiating.

Samuel George Wilson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, returned to the Creator on Friday, July 16, 2010, after a battle with esophageal cancer. Funeral services including military honors were held Thursday, July 22 at Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle at 2 p.m. Visitation continued until 9 p.m.

 


August 2010

Jewell Plunkett Adams, age 89 of Cibolo, passed away Aug. 21, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born Sept. 16, 1920, in Ft. Payne, AL. Graveside service and interment were Aug. 24, at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

wpe1.jpg (16734 bytes)Guadalupe “Lupe” Alvarez, age 79 of Hondo, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Thursday, August 5, with a 7 p.m. Rosary, both at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 6, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment in Hondo Cemetery.






Eselda Bee “Sally” Rankin Angermiller,
age 96 of Hondo, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. She was born Oct. 15, 1913, in rural Utopia. Funeral service was Aug. 28, at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Carmen Gonzales Guedea Arausa,
age 68 of Hondo, passed away August 15, 2010. She was born June 16, 1942. Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 21, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.


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Jo Anna Saathoff Boehme,
age 81, of Rio Medina, passed away Aug. 25, 2010, at home. She was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Quihi. Rosary was recited Aug. 27, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Aug. 28 at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was in Quihi Cemetery.

 



Jose M. Briseño, Jr., age 86 of Hondo, passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2010. He was born in Comfort Sept. 12, 1923. Visitation was held Thursday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m., at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral Mass held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Joann Price Burkhart, age 83, of San Antonio, an Air Force Village II resident, passed away Aug. 10, 2010. She was born July 15, 1927, in Wharton. Graveside service and interment were Monday, Aug. 16, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 16, at the Air Force Village II Chapel.


Joel Sanchez Correa,
age 56, of Hondo passed away Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. He was born Jan. 24, 1954, in Hondo. Funeral Mass was held Monday, Aug. 16, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Dakin1.jpg (15663 bytes)Dakin2.jpg (16311 bytes)Dorothy Dakin passed quietly from this life at 6:15 a.m. August 15, 2010, from cancer at her home surrounded by her family in Wilton, ME. Her life began on the family farm on Severy Hill September 27, 1917. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with her family at www.wilesrc.com. Funeral services were held Wed., Aug. 18, 2010, at the Wiles Remembrance Center in Wilton. Interment will be at a later date at the Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton.


Dike.jpg (104145 bytes)MSGT Aaron Dale Dike,
USAF retired, age 82, passed away Aug. 24, 2010, in Castroville. He was born April 19, 1928, in Lincoln, IL. Funeral service was held Thursday, Aug. 26, at 12:45 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Castroville. Interment held at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m., with full military honors and Masonic Service.

 


TSGT Dewey “Dutch” Densmore
(USAF retired), age 59, of Hondo, passed away Aug. 19, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born Feb. 23, 1951, in Birmingham, AL. Funeral service was Monday, Aug. 23, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Interment followed at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.

Angela Michelle Eckhart, age 28 of Blevins, AR, passed away August 17, 2010, in Arkadelphia. She was born April 12, 1982, in Hope, AR . Arrangements provided by Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home

Fansone,_Josephine.jpg (30616 bytes)Josephine R. Fasone, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, entered into eternal rest August 4, 2010 at the age of 89. She was born on April 23, 1921, in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited Friday, August 6, at Roy Akers Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, August 7, at San Francesco Di Palo Catholic Church. Interment was in San Fernando Cemetery II.

 

 

Mark Eric Fetty age 49 of Castroville, passed away Aug. 10, 2010, at his residence. He was born Jan. 23, 1961, in Baltimore, MD. A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 16, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.

Ralph Harold Fisk Sr., age 79 of rural Hondo, passed away Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. He was born April 21, 1931, in Lancaster, OH. A private service is planned.

Fernanda Monreal Gallegos, age 88 of Devine, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at home. The Rosary was recited Friday, Aug. 27, at Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 28, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Velia M. Garcia, age 78, of Lytle, passed away Monday, August 9, 2010, at her home in Lytle. Graveside service was Wednesday, August 11, at San Lorenzo Cemetery, Atascosa.

Josefina R. Gonzalez, age 84, a longtime residence of Devine, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2010, in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited Sunday, August 15, in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated Monday, August 16, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Josephine R. Gonzalez, born December 31, 1943, in D’Hanis, passed away in San Antonio, August 22, 2010, in the presence of her three children. A memorial service was held at Church On The Hill, 2610 30th Street in Hondo, Saturday, August 28, at 11a.m.

Grunewald.jpg (265797 bytes)Vernon Curtis Grunewald, age 83 of Hondo, went to be with his Lord Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. He was born June 20, 1927, in Yancey. Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Yancey United Methodist Church.

 

 

gwartney.jpg (44761 bytes)Nelda Jones Gwartney, age 75 of Jacksonville, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010, in Jacksonville. She was born October 31, 1934 in Gause. Funeral services were August 28, at Autry Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Darin Wood and Rev. Steve Edwards officiating. Burial was in Still Waters Memorial Gardens, Jacksonville.


Rudolph Langford “R.L.” Haass, adored son and brother; beloved husband, father and grandfather; and respected friend, passed away August 14, 2010. He was born in San Antonio January 15, 1940, where he grew up. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Aug. 18, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

 

Haby_Alma_Obit.jpg (67770 bytes)Alma Elsie Karm Haby, age 78, of Rio Medina, passed away Aug. 12, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born Feb. 14, 1932, in Hondo. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Friday, Aug. 13, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Rosary was recited Saturday, Aug. 14, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Interment followed the Rosary at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 


Evelyn Haegelin.jpg (88640 bytes)Evelyn Mann Haegelin died August 11, 2010, at the age of 93 at her home in Medina County. She was born Feb. 11, 1917. Services were held Saturday, Aug. 14, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with entombment at Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Mausoleum.

 

 

 

johnson.jpg (47532 bytes)Lorene L. Johnson, age 83, of La Coste, passed away Aug. 14, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born April 28, 1927, in Bastrop. A Memorial Service was held Thursday, August 19, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Services concluded at the church.

 

 



Koehler,_Ruth.jpg (27808 bytes)Ruth Caroline Hardt Koehler
passed away August 7, 2010. She was born Feb. 27, 1924. Memorial service was Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. Rev. Charlie Baskin officiated. Interment was in Austin Memorial Park.

 

 

 

Charles Waymon Langley peacefully passed away August 31, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born October 26, 1937, in Freer. Memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 4, at First United Methodist Church in Devine.

John Steven Lee, age 60 of Eagle River, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. He was born Aug. 31,1949, in Hondo. A celebration of life was held August 28 at Many Ways of Peace in Eagle River.

Danny Kay Lewis,
age 63 of Devine, passed away Monday, August 23, 2010 in Devine. Funeral service was Wednesday, August 25, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine followed by Masonic services under the auspices of Devine Lodge #590 AF & AM. Graveside service with full Military Honors was held at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Elmer Warren Littleton, age 90 of Fair Oaks Ranch, passed away Friday, August 13, 2010, at home. Graveside service conducted by Calvin Powell was held Wednesday, August 18, at Moore Memorial Cemetery.

Louise Angeline Aten Madison, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. She was born in D’Hanis October 16, 1928. Viewing was held at Floral Haven Funeral Home, Broken Arrow Thursday, Aug. 26, 12 noon-9 p.m. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Aug. 27, at Floral Haven Funeral Home. Graveside service and internment held at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery where was be laid to rest next to her husband.

Sulema Ibarra Martinez, age 80 of San Antonio, passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. She was born July 14, 1930, in D’Hanis. Visitationwas held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, August 5, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in San Antonio with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass held Friday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D’Hanis. Interment at San Francisco Cemetery, D’Hanis.

Thelma Ila Johnson Moss, age 91, died in Austin Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, after a long illness. She was born April 28, 1919. Services were held Sept. 1, at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Clara Luz Marrero Ortiz, age 87 of San Antonio, died on Wednesday, August 4, 2010. She was born February 24, 1923, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Rosary was recited Monday, Aug. 9, and funeral services were held Tuesday, August 10, both at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Interment followed at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Alicia Resendez, age 51 of Corpus Christi, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2010. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Hurley Funeral Home. Graveside services were Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Devine.

Harry E. “Dusty” Rhoads, longtime resident of Fairfax City, VA, passed away August 3, 2010, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. He was born in Hermann, MO, in 1922. Interment was in Hondo.

solis.jpg (23640 bytes)Johnny Joe Solis, age 59 of Castroville, passed away August 29, 2010. He was born Feb. 27, 1951, in Castroville. The Rosary was recited Aug. 31, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Sept. 1, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Louis Cemetery in Castroville.


Tondre.jpg (13575 bytes)Clark “C.A.” Tondre, age 61 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Aug. 19, 2010. Chapel Service was held Tuesday, August 24, at Hondo Funeral Home. Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

 

 

 

Consuella “Connie” Perkins Hope Ulbrich, age 89 of San Antonio, went to be with our Lord August 21, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Jasper, TX. Services held Thursday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Hondo.

Alton A. Wilkerson, age 46 of Omaha, TX, passed away August 7, 2010. He was born September 17, 1963. Funeral services were held August 11 at Hondo Church of Christ. His final resting place is in Ft. Sam Houston Cemetery.

woodward.jpg (64849 bytes)Robert R. Woodward was born in Houston, July 13, 1927. He fought Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a fatal disease, for over five years. He said he wanted to die at home with his wife, Mary; his dog, Kelly and Noah, the cat.  Services were held Thursday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m., at the Riverside Church of Christ, 625 Harper Road in Kerrville, with Dr. Lawrence Ray Smith officiating. Graveside services followed at 2 p.m. at the Concan Cemetery.

 

 


September 2010

Major Melvin Norris Bailey of Catroville passed away peacefully September 15, 2010. He was born July 4, 1930, in Canyon. Military services were held at Fort Sam Houston Monday, Sept. 20.

Martin Joseph Christopher, age 72 of McAllen, died September 10, 2010, in Mission. He was born October 25, 1937, in Kingsville. A Masonic memorial service was held September 14 at the Masonic Lodge in Edinburg at 6:30 pm. No graveside services were held.

Eddie Mae Cornelius, age 87 of Houston and formerly of Moore, passed away September 9, 2010, in Houston. Graveside services were Monday, Sept.13, at Moore Memorial Cemetery.

criado.jpg (62887 bytes)Mary Rymers Criado, age 78 of Castroville, passed away Sept. 30, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born December 2, 1931, in Castroville. The Rosary was recited October 4, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 5. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 


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Marjorie Dallas
was born November 29, 1909, in Sulphur, OK, and was raised in Webb City, MO. She passed away Sept. 26, 2010. Memorial services were held in Sun City, AZ.

 

 

 

duron.jpg (37591 bytes)William “Billy” Duron, age 52 of Castroville, passed away Sept. 10, 2010, at home. He was born Feb. 17, 1958, in Castroville and grew up in La Coste. Mass of Resurrection was Sunday, Sept. 12, at St. Louis Catholic Church. The Rosary was recited Monday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

Eufrasia Rodriguez Gonzales, age 90 of Yancey, passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. She was born April 13, 1920, in Yancey. Recitation of the Rosary, followed by Funeral Mass, was held Monday, Sept. 27, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D’Hanis.

Janice L. Grant, age 59 of San Antonio, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, in San Antonio. Graveside service was held September 27 at Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

Carlota Chapa Guevara, age 97 of Natalia, passed away September 7, 2010, in Lytle. The Rosary was recited Friday, Sept. 10, at Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Mass was celebrated Sept. 11, at St. John Bosco in Natalia. Interment in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Devine.

hans.jpg (30638 bytes) Rose “Rosie” Mary Sittre Hans, age 83 of Castroville, passed away Sept. 15, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Hondo. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Louis Catholic Church Sept. 19. The Rosary was recited Sept. 20. Entombment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery Garden Mausoleum.

 


houghton.jpg (181283 bytes)Helen Bandley Houghton, passed away September 9, 2010, due to complications from breast cancer. She was born March 8, 1945, in Provo, UT. Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the LDS Church in Hondo. She was laid to rest with her parents in Provo, UT.

 

 

Morris Ivy, age 95 of Uvalde, passed away Sept. 16, 2010, in Uvalde. He was fortunate enough to grow up running and roaming the hills and valleys above Utopia. Graveside service was held Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Waresville Cemetery in Utopia.

 

Jeffers_Opal_PrCd.jpg (19340 bytes)Opal Irene Jeffers, age 81 of La Coste, passed away Sept. 11, 2010, at home. She was born Feb. 7, 1929, in Vona, CO. The Tondre-Guinn Funeral Homewas open one hour prior to the memorial service scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.

 

 

 

Michele E. Jopling, age 45 of Devine, passed away Friday, September 24, 2010, in San Antonio. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 4, in the Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home in Devine. Services concluded at the funeral home.

Mary Lou Kurz Klemcke, age 82, went to join her Lord on Thursday, September 16, 2010. She was born January 18, 1928. Funeral services were held September 18 at Somerset Baptist Church. Pastor Lewis Lee officiated.

Jeannette L. “Momo” Knapp, age 85 of Natalia, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2010, in Lytle. A memorial service was held Thursday, September 16 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle. Services concluded at the funeral home.

Santos Navarro, age 95 of Pearsall, passed on to be with our Lord on Sept 4, 2010. The Rosary was recited Wednesday Sept. 8 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Devine. Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday Sept. 9, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pearsall. Interment followed in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery, Pearsall.

Mary Ruth Cavitt Oefinger, age 77, longtime resident of the Weatherford/Burleson area, passed away Sept. 8, 2010, in Aberdeen, WA. She was born August 24, 1933, in Alexandra. Memorial service was held Sept. 16, at Galbreath-Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford with a Rosary following. Funeral mass was celebrated Sept. 17, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Burleson.

Celia Sarabia Pedroza, age 67, of San Antonio passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Coppell, near Dallas. She was born Feb. 18, 1943, in Yancey. The Rosary was recited, followed by the Funeral Mass Tuesday, Sept. 14, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo. Interment was at Yancey Cemetery.

rock.jpg (93697 bytes)Mary Anne Finger Rock was born Sept. 7, 1925, in D’Hanis. She passed away Sept. 13, 2010, at New Forest Estates Assisted Living in San Antonio, where she spent her last years. Visitation was held Thursday, Sept. 16, 5 to 8 p.m., at Guinn-Horger Chapel, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Rosary also recited at 9:45 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, followed by Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, D’Hanis.

 

Ernest Lee “Jitter” Sadler was born August 11, 1931, in Bigfoot. He departed from this life Sept. 7, 2010. Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 10, at the Hurley Funeral Home. Interment followed in Brummett Cemetery in Bigfoot. Memorial service was Saturday, Sept. 11, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kerrville.

salazar.jpg (9882 bytes)Oralia Niño Salazar passed away peacefully on September 8, 2010, at home in San Antonio. She was born May 17, 1938, in Monterrey, Mexico. The Rosary was recited Sept. 12 at Hondo Funeral Home, and graveside service was held Sept. 13, officiated by her brother-in-law, Deacon Doroteo Pedroza. She was buried next to her husband in Yancey.

 

 

salzman.jpg (29763 bytes)Inez Hans Salzman, age 83, of La Coste, passed away Sept. 16, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born January 4, 1927, in Castroville. The Rosary was recited Thursday Sept. 23, 2010 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday Sept. 24, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Chruch in La Coste. Interment followed the Mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

Samuel O. Shapiro, age 89 of New Fountain, passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010. He was born March 7, 1921, in Festus, MO. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at New Fountain United Methodist Church. Interment at New Fountain Cemetery.

Star_Vance_Smith,_obit_pic.jpg (34003 bytes)Star Vance Smith was born in Zenith, KS, June 18, 1922. He passed from this life at the age of 88 on September 22, 2010, at home. Funeral services were held September 28, at Hurley Funeral Home. Interment was in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

 

 

stalsby.jpg (32695 bytes)Lee Thomas “Tom” Stalsby, age 37, of Hondo passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. He was born Nov. 11, 1972, in San Antonio. A memorial Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, followed by a wake. A farewell motorcycle cavalcade was held Sunday Oct 10.



Gideon L. Westervelt
, beloved husband, father and grandfather, was born in Aberdeen, SD, July 20, 1934, and went to be with his Lord and Savior September 1, 2010.


zuercher.jpg (72612 bytes)George Joseph Zuercher, age 94 of La Coste, was born Sept. 20, 1916, in La Coste. He passed away Oct. 3, 2010 in Castroville. A Rosary, led by Deacon Joe Boland, was recited Oct. 6 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated by Fr. Paul Cleary Thursday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Interment at the Mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 

 


October 2010


 

Thomas A. Alvarado Sr., age 89 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord October 21, 2010. Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 26, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

alvizo.jpg (68422 bytes)Angel Alvizo, Jr., age 68, of Castroville, passed away Oct. 31, 2010, at his home. Angel was born Aug. 2, 1942 in Brackettville, TX. The Rosary was recited Wednesday, Nov. 3, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery

 

 

Bub_Robert.jpg (80229 bytes)Robert Edward Bub, age 72 of Sabinal, passed away October 25, 2010, at home. He was born Sept. 19, 1938, in Scheboygan, WI. A private memorial service was held at a later date.

 

 

 

Margarita C. Coronado, age 76 of Bigfoot, passed away Friday, October 29, 2010, at home. The Rosary was recited Nov. 2 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Mass was celebrated November 3 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Cuellar_Timotello.jpg (31250 bytes)Timotello Cuellar, age 62 of Castroville, was born Dec. 20, 1947, in Castroville. He passed away Oct. 22, 2010 in Ft. Stockton. Funeral service was Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 


dalton.jpg (540759 bytes)Betty Ann Garrison Jordan Dalton, age 81 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Oct. 23, 2010. Funeral Service held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at First Baptist Church-Hondo. Interment at Hondo Cemetery.


 

Nettie Bernice Dodson, born Sept. 21, 1927, in Sabinal, died October 19, 2010. A private family service held at a later date.

Feliciano S. Flores was born in Hondo June 9, 1941, and went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. He was the last surviving son of Miguel and Candelaria Salazar Flores. Visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m, with Rosary recited at 7 p.m., at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral Mass held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 8, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Robert F. “Bob” Fly, age 83, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010. He was born in Hondo. Funeral Service was Wednesdsay, Nov. 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Boerne. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m., at the Uvalde City Cemetery in Uvalde.

Tiodoro “Rudy” Guedea of Hondo passed away October 12, 2010, at the age of 73. The Rosary was recited Monday, Oct 18, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 19, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Patricia Clara Hardcastle, age 75 of Lytle, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at home. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Fowlerton First Baptist Church. Services concluded at the church.

Kauska.jpg (102607 bytes)Mary Lou Graham Kauska, age 39 of Hondo, was born Oct. 20, 1971 in Billings, MT. She passed away Oct. 27, 2010 in San Antonio. Memorial service was Saturday, Oct. 30, at Medina Valley Christian Worship, Castroville.

 




David Fernandez Martinez, age 89 of Lytle, passed away Friday, October 8, at home. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 13, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Lytle. Interment was in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.


Leon Mechler.jpg (59208 bytes)Leon Robert Mechler
, age 87, of Western Bexar County, was born November 20, 1922. He passed away October, 24, 2010, in Castroville. The Rosary was recited Wednesday, October 27, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated by Fr. Paul Cleary Thursday, October 28, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.




Ozuk_Charles.jpg (21594 bytes)Charles J. Ozuk, age 94, of San Antonio, passed away Oct. 9, 2010. He was born June 13, 1916, in Vesta Heights, PA. A prayer service was offered Oct. 12 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 13, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

Virginia Deborah Talanco Persyn, age 84 of San Antonio, passed away Oct. 26, 2010, in Castroville. She was born Oct. 4, 1926, in San Antonio. Visitation held Friday, Oct. 29, from 4-8 p.m., including recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m., at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Mass of Resurrection celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment on Monday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Procession departed the funeral home at 9:30 a.m.

William Jefferson “Jeff” Porter died October 18, 2010, in Pearsall. He was born October 5, 1924, in Charco, and grew up in Goliad and Pettus. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at First United Methodist Church of Pearsall. Interment was in Pearsall Cemetery.

Jesus Salazar, age 81 of Moore, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, in Devine. Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, Oct. 9, in St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Moore. Interment was in Moore Catholic Cemetery.

Dwight Sanders, age 77 of Natalia, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at home. Funeral Services are pending. Hurley Funeral Home, Devine

Chester Robert Schmidt, age 85 of Hondo, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. He was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Hondo. Funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hondo. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Smith_Edna.jpg (95836 bytes)Edna Alvina Kough Smith, age 95 of Sarasota, FL, formerly of La Coste, was born Dec. 2, 1914, in Altoona, PA. She passed away Oct. 20, 2010, in Sarasota, FL. A graveside service was held Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Castroville Community Cemetery.

 



Rodolfo Tellez Jr.,
age 78 of Devine, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2010, in San Antonio. Graveside service was Friday, Oct. 8, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

tschirhart.jpg (82713 bytes)Gone fishing! Jeffry Joseph Tschirhart, age 51 of Castroville, passed away due to cancer, Oct. 8, 2010, in San Antonio. He was born Dec. 24, 1958, in Castroville. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Sunday, Oct. 10, at St. Louis Catholic Church. The Rosary was recited Oct. 11 at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

John Lee Vaughn, Sr., age 63 of LaCoste, died Sunday, October 3, 2010, in LaCoste. Funeral service was held at the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at 11 a.m. with interment followed at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

yancey.jpg (27466 bytes)Gladys Fay Cosgrove Yancey went home to her Lord Saturday, October 9, 2010, in New Braunfels. Fay was born July 10, 1954, in Hondo. A memorial service was held October 12 at Zoeller Funeral Chapel.

 

 

 

Alfredo Zertuche, age 56 of Poteet and formerly of Hondo, passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. He was born July 16, 1954, in San Antonio. Graveside service was held Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

 

 


November 2010

alarcon.jpg (397701 bytes)On November 29, 2010, Felix N. Alarcon, age 82, received his calling to be with our Lord. He was born Nov. 23, 1928, in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico, and was a successful and respected citizen of Hondo. The Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, December 3, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo. Interment in HondoCemetery, Oakwood section.

 

Eliazar Alvarado Jr., age 27 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord November 24, 2010. Visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 2 , from 5-7 p.m., followed by the recitation of the Rosary at 7, both at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Dec. 3, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

Booher.jpg (58071 bytes)James Harold Booher, age 92, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Yancey. He is now peacefully basking in the eternal, loving refulgence of the Lord. A Californian most of his life, he was born in Burkesville, KY, Oct. 10, 1918. A U.S. Navy veteran, he made his fortune in the post-World War II housing boom in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. He will be truly missed by family and friends.

 

obit.jpg (20552 bytes)Agnes Josephine (Bures) Breiten was born in Louise, TX, on Jan. 22, 1924, and went home to the Lord on Nov. 4, 2010. Funeral Mass was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo. Interment followed at the Quihi Cemetery where she was laid to rest next to her husband.

 

 

Maudie O. Clark, born in Caddo Mills, Texas, on November 22, 1907, passed away on November 8, 2010. She lived 102 years, 11 months, 17 days. Visitation was held Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 2:00pm until 9:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle, at 14822 Main St., Lytle, Texas. Funeral Services were held Friday, November 12, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lytle. Interment at the Lytle Community Cemetery, Lytle, Texas.

Ruben R. Correa, age 76 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord November 20, 2010. The Rosary was recited Monday, Nov. 22, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 23, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Kevin Ray Crenwelge, age 44 of Kerrville, passed away Friday, November 26, 2010, at home. He was born November 8, 1966, in Kerrville. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. today Thursday, December 2, at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville. Pastor Troy Wayofficiated.

John Nunley Driskill of Sabinal passed away on November 6, 2010, at his residence at the age of 80. He was born on July 10, 1930 in Sabinal . Memorial services were held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 2:30 PM at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel in Sabinal.

Melissa Jo Estrada, age 32 of Castroville, passed away Nov. 20, 2010 at home. She was born Sept. 2, 1978, in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 24, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

Sybil Long Franklin, age 86 of Devine, passed away Friday, November 12, 2010 in McKinney, Texas. Funeral service was Monday, Nov. 15, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Samuel Garcia Sr., age 60, of Yancey passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. He was born Sept. 4, 1950, in Hondo. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was held at 2 p.m., Friday, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment at Hondo Cemetery.

Margarita M. Gardner, age 70 of Devine, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 in San Antonio. The Rosary was recited Sunday, November 28, at Hurley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated Monday, Nov. 29, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment was in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

PaulGlowka.jpg (62368 bytes)Paul Arnold Glowka, age 70, of Hondo went to be with the Lord Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 25, 2010, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born July 28,1940, in Weimar. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 28 at First United Methodist Church in Hondo. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery in Hondo.

Louise Thayer Graper, 72, passed away November 6, 2010. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the chapel of Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, in Hondo Nov. 11.

Ruth Ethel O’Brien Gaines Hacker, age 96 of Canyon Lake, formerly of Hondo, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010. She was born July 12, 1914, in San Antonio. Graveside service was held Friday, Nov. 19, in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

William “Bill” Charles Harshman, born August 5, 1937, in Minatare, NE, passed away at the age of 73, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at his home in Lytle. Funeral service, at Hurley Funeral Home, was Thursday, November 4. Interment was in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio November 8.

Betty Lou Johnson, age 89 of Devine, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2010, in Devine. Funeral services were Saturday, December 4, at the First Baptist Church in Devine. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

obit2.jpg (23595 bytes)Gertrude Lessing Loessberg, age 94, of San Antonio, passed away Nov. 8, 2010. Gertrude was born near Macdona on July 7, 1916. Visitation was held Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Visitation started at 5:30 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 11150 Macdona-LaCoste Rd, Atascosa. Mass of Resurrection at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Interment at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery.


Cade Maddux Martinez
died at birth and was delivered to Jesus November 12, 2010. Survivors include his parents, Freddie “Sippy” and Samantha Rehak Martinez; siblings, Meagan and Wyatt Dunaway, and Marquis, Aaron and Amelia Martinez, all of Castroville. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Interment was in Castroville Community Cemetery.

Steven Curtis McGill, age 57 of Hondo, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2010. He was born Oct. 8, 1953, in Mountain Home, ID. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 7, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo. Interment followed at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Enesto R. Munoz Sr., age 67 of Devine, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior November 1, 2010. Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 4, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; the Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, November 5, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

peden.jpg (51849 bytes)James Brooks Peden
, age 95, of Hondo, formerly of Austin, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. He was born Mar. 12, 1916, in Henryetta, OK. Funeral service was Monday, Nov. 15, at First United Methodist Church, Hondo. He was laid to rest next to his wife at Austin Memorial Cemetery.

 

 

Deanna Ruth Pickett, age 69 of Bandera, passed away Monday, November 29, 2010, in San Antonio. Graveside services were Dec. 1, at Evergreen Cemetery.

Damian Rodriguez of Hondo, age 94, passed from this life Nov. 6, 2010. Visitation and the Rosary were held Monday, Nov. 8, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral mass was held Tuesday, Nov. 9, at St. John’s Catholic Church, internment followed at Yancey Cemetery.

rothe.jpg (49501 bytes)Joseph William “Billy” Rothe, age 82, of D’Hanis, passed away Monday, November 22, 2010. He was born Oct. 3, 1928, in D’Hanis. Visitation held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel, Hondo. The Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 27, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D’Hanis. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

 

David Solis, age 71 of Castroville, passed away Nov. 21, 2010 in Castroville. He was born June 6, 1939, in Castroville. The Rosary was recited Monday, Nov. 22, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 23, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

spaulding.jpg (30380 bytes)Wyla Moses Moore Spaulding went to be with the Lord November 11, 2010, at the age of 62 years. She was born March 12, 1948 in Mercedes, and had been a long time resident of Castroville. Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home opened at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, for gathering prior to the 2 p.m. memorial service. Services concluded at the Funeral Home.

 

 

Laura Moss Steubing of Dunlay passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, in San Antonio at the age of 59, after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 30, 1950, in San Antonio. Funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Interment followed at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Francisca Velasquez, age 87 of Devine, passed away Monday, November 8, 2010, at her residence. Visitation was held Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine from 4 to 9 p.m. with Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 11, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with interment in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

 

Wurzbach_Hertha.jpg (59244 bytes)Hertha Caroline Schroeder Wurzbach, age 97 of Rio Medina, was born Oct. 4, 1913. She peacefully died November 29, 2010, in Castroville. A prayer service was held at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Wednesday, Dec. 1. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Zion Lutheran Church in Castroville. Interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Castroville.

 

 

Ziebell.jpg (41028 bytes)Robert Ernest Ziebell went to be with the Lord November 16, 2010, at home in Castroville, at the age of 87 years. He was born June 18, 1923 in Steger, IL. Memorial Services held at a later date in his birth state of Illinois.

 

 

Harriett M. Ihnken Zimmerman, 86, passed away Nov. 9, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born May 10, 1924, in Castroville. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

December 2010

Julie_Alonzo.jpg (86850 bytes)Julie Lorraine Falcon Alonzo, age 41 of Hondo, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. She was born Oct. 2, 1969, in Hayward, CA. A memorial service will be held in California at a later date.

 

 

 

Lucie Carr Armstrong, born March 15, 1933, in San Antonio, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010. A celebration of her life was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Porter Loring North Chapel, San Antonio. A gathering has held at her Williams Creek Ranch, following the service.

tressie_atkins.jpg (71486 bytes)Tressie May Atkins went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 19,2010, at the age of 92. She was born July 26, 1918, in Cooksville, IL. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 23, at Calvert Metzler Memorial Funeral Home in Bloomington-Normal, IL.

 

 

 

Mary Elizabeth Bailey of Castroville passed away December 7, 2010, after a long illness. She was born September 13, 1934, in Duncan, OK. Graveside services were held in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery December 10.

Clarence C. Bippert, Jr, age 79, of Rio Medina, passed away December 19, 2010, in Castroville. He was born November 10, 1931, in San Antonio. Visitation was held Wednesday, Dec. 22, from 4-8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Funeral service held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Zion Lutheran Church in Castroville. Interment followed at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Castroville with military honors.

 

 

 

Col. Norman E. Buescher, USAF-Ret., age 78 of Hondo, went to be with the Lord Friday, December 2, 2010, after a brief illness. He was born January 6, 1932, in McAllen. Funeral service was Dec. 8 at First United Methodist Church in Hondo. Burial with full military honors was in Hondo Cemetery, Woodmen of the World Section.

burleson.jpg (56972 bytes)Barbara Sue Hurt Burleson, left us Wednesday, December 8, 2010. A celebration of Barbara’s life was held Monday, December 13, at the Barksdale Baptist Church, with Brother Carroll Vernor Jr. officiating. Interment was in the Barksdale Cemetery.

 

 

Byram_TusneldaStoever.jpg (117333 bytes)Tusnelda Wurzbach Stoever Byram, age 95 of San Antonio, passed away Dec. 30, 2010, in San Antonio. She was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Medina County, Cliff Community. Funeral service was Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Zion Lutheran Church in Castroville; interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.


 

Dorothy S. Collins of Natalia, went to our Lord’s house December 19, 2010. She was born July 12, 1929, in Dyer, IN. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine. Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Edna Thompson Davis, age 89 of Devine, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010, in Devine. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 3, at Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

George E. French, DDS, age 72, of Hondo passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. He was born Aug. 18, 1938, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A private service is planned.

David_Haass__0001.jpg (47989 bytes)David_Haass__0002.jpg (21279 bytes)David Jerome Haass Sr. of Devine transitioned peacefully December 15, 2010, in Boerne, with his loving wife Shirley at his side. He was born July 20, 1931, in Devine. The Rosary was recited December 19 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine. Mass was celebrated Monday, Dec. 20, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

Mary Lynn Hinojosa, age 45, of Atascosa, passed away December 17, 2010, in Lytle. She was born May 2, 1965, in Castroville. The family will have a memorial interment of her ashes at a later date.



Howard.jpg (31720 bytes)Nina Lou Howard, age 97, died Tuesday, December 7, 2010 in the home of her beloved niece. She was born March 8, 1913. Lindsey Garmon of Portland, TX, officiated at her memorial service Friday, Dec. 10, at the Schertz Funeral Home Chapel. A private graveside service followed; she was buried along side her twin sister, Inez Short. A Celebration of life was held at the home of Mike and Heidi McCullick.

 

jordan.jpg (194580 bytes)Margie Lee Jordan, age 81, passed from this life to heaven in the early morning hours December 13, 2010. She was born to Friday on July 16, 1929. Visitation was held Thursday, December 16, from 4-7 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral services held Friday, December 17, at the First Baptist Church in Hondo. Burial in the Hondo Cemetery.

 

 

Steven Curtis McGill, age 57 of Hondo, passed away November 30, 2010. He was born October 8, 1953, in Mountain Home, ID. Funeral service was Dec. 7, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Hildegard Eva Peters Miller, age 88 of Castroville, passed away Dec. 23, 2010. She was born June 15, 1922, in Henderson, NE. Memorial services held at a later date.

MazieReneeNaquin.jpg (24334 bytes)Mazie Renee Naquin, 18 years old, died December 22, 2010, from injuries sustained in car accident on Dec. 16, 2010. She was born December 24, 1991, in Palestine, the daughter of Gene and Melinda Naquin. A 2010 graduate of D’Hanis High School, she lived at Texas A&M-Kingsville, studying wildlife management. Funeral service was Dec. 28, at Dogwood Hills Baptist Church. She was laid to rest at Hopewell Cemetery at Brushy Creek. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at D’Hanis High School gym.

 

Deborah Mendoza Odom, age 68 of Hondo, died Saturday, December 4, 2010, at Hospice Savannah. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at First Baptist Church-Hondo.

Persyn_Joy.jpg (97381 bytes)Joy Mazelle Pue Persyn, age 79 of Castroville, went to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, passing away in San Antonio. She was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Bandera. The Rosary was recited Sunday, Jan. 2, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection was Monday, Jan. 3, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

Felicitas Rivera Salas, age 76 of LaCoste, passed away Dec. 11, 2010. Felicitas was born Nov. 22, 1934, in the Atascosa community. Visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 16, from 5-5:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home and resumed at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in LaCoste, followed by the recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at the church. Interment in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

Inocencia Salazar, age 91 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Dec. 31, 2010. The Rosary was recited Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was Wednesday, Jan. 5, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Ira Toler Sansom Sr. of Uvalde passed away December 13, 2010, in San Antonio at the age of 86. He was born January 24, 1924, in San Antonio. Visitation was held at 5- 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Funeral services held Friday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with burial in the Yancey Cemetery at 2 p.m. Rev. Jerry Scott officiated.

Joseph John Santillano, age 35 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord December 15, 2010. The Rosary was recited Thursday Dec. 16, at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 17, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Michael Ray Schaefer, age 55 of Uvalde, passed away December 25, 2010, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born October 10, 1955, in Hondo. A rosary was held Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 29, at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Rev. Robert Richarz officiated. Interment was in the Sabinal Cemetery.

Fred C. Sevier Jr., age 68 of Lytle, passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in Pleasanton. Funeral service was Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle. Interment was in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Stiegler,_Chris.jpg (50066 bytes)James Christopher “Chris” Stiegler, 35, of College Station, along with his beloved wife, Jenny, died December 24, 2010, near Thornton en route to a family Christmas celebration. He was born Jan. 28, 1975, in Stillwater, OK. Funeral services were held Jan. 5, at First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, OK, with Dr. B. Gordon Edwards officiating. A reception was held immediately after the service. Graveside services followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Stillwater. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the fund established to assist Chris’ and Jenny’s baby girl with her education and life: The Emily Grace Stiegler Fund, c/o Citizens State Bank, 4611 W. 6th Street, Stillwater, OK 74074 or c/o the OSU Foundation, 368 Ag. Hall, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.

Stiegler,__Jennifer.jpg (53801 bytes)Jennifer Nicole Stiegler of College Station passed away along with her beloved husband, James Christopher Stiegler, December 24, 2010. She was born May 2, 1978, in Edmond, OK. Funeral services for the couple were held Jan. 5, at First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, OK, with Dr. B. Gordon Edwards officiating. Graveside services followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Stillwater.

 

 

Grace Woerner, beloved mother, went to be with the Lord December 13, 2010, at the age of 47. She was born in Hondo on September 28, 1963. The Rosary was recited December 15, at Puente & Sons Funeral Chapel. Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday December 16 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Antonio. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, San Antonio.

zerr.jpg (19269 bytes)Juanita “Nita” Williams Zerr, age 79, of Hondo, passed away Saturday, December 25, 2010. She was born June 25, 1931, in Spearman. Funeral service was Wednesday, Dec. 29, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Entombment was at Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Mausoleum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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