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Obituaries - 2012



January 2012


Francisco Arias
, age 54 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Jan. 23, 2012.
A prayer service was offered Jan. 27 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral service was Jan. 28 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery. Service under the direction of Hondo Funeral Home.


Bain.jpg (72430 bytes)Josephine Bell Fordtran Bain, passed away January 30, 2012.
She was born October 3, 1922, in San Antonio.
Funeral service was Feb. 6 at the First Baptist Church in Devine.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Within four days of wife (above) Josephine’s passing, Frank Leslie Bain, Sr., went home to be with her and their Lord February 3, 2012.
He was born November 10, 1919.
Funeral service was Feb. 6 at First Baptist Church in Devine.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Barrientes.jpg (67265 bytes)Maj. Alexander “Alex” Barrientes, age 60, of San Antonio passed away, Jan. 27, 2012, after years of battling with pulmonary fibrosis.
He was born in Hondo May 21, 1951.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 1 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

Carrillo.jpg (10090 bytes)Barbara L. Fernandez Carrillo, age 32 of Moore, passed away January 8, 2012, in San Antonio.
Funeral service was January 11 at the First Baptist Church in Devine.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.




Juanita M. Cortez; age 92 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Jan. 30, 2012.
Visitation Thursday, Feb. 2, from 5-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m.
Rosary at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

Castiglione_Vito_Obit.jpg (26350 bytes)Vito “Vic” Fortunato Castiglione was born July 9, 1924, in San Antonio.
He entered into rest peacefully January 27, 2012, with his family at his side.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Jan. 31 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.



Juan C. Gonzales, age 78 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord January 17, 2012.
The Rosary was recited Jan. 19 at Hondo Funeral Home.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 20 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Grothues_Albert.jpg (51847 bytes)Albert Henry Grothues, age 85 of Von Ormy, passed away Jan. 27, 2012, at home.
He was born Dec. 18, 1926, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited Jan. 31 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Feb. 1 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 

Haby_Jimmy.jpg (72003 bytes)Frank James “Jimmy” Haby, age 88 of Castroville, passed away at home January 23, 2012.
He was born June 30, 1923, in Castroville.
The Rosary was recited Jan. 25 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday Jan. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, with military honors.

 

Clyde W. “Bud” Johnson, age 85 of Hondo, passed away Jan. 10, 2012.
He was born Feb. 7, 1926 in Hot Springs, AR.
Rosary was recited and Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 16, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Entombment was at Hondo Cemetery, St. John Mausoleum.

Dale_Klaeger_HAH.jpg (359476 bytes)Dale Edward Klaeger, age 59 of Hondo/Biry, passed away at his home January 10, 2012.
He was born Nov. 5, 1952, in Alice.
Memorial service at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, at New Fountain United Methodist Church.
Services concluded at the church.

 

 

Rafaela “Rachel” Leal, age 62, passed away at home January 15, 2012, in Yancey.
She was born October 16, 1949, in Campwood.
Memorial services were held Jan. 18 at Hondo Funeral Home.

Eduardo Lopez Jr. went to be with his Lord January 21, 2012, at the age of 84.
He was born October 1, 1927, in Sarita, TX.
Prayer service was offered Jan. 24 at Somerset Baptist Church.
Funeral service was Jan. 25 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home.
Interment was in Frio County Cemetery, Pearsall.

Angelita V. Luna, age 89 of Hondo, passed away January 10, 2012.
Visitation 5-8 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home, with a 7 p.m. Rosary Thursday, Jan. 12.
Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.
A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Anvil Herald.

lutz.jpg (75048 bytes)Leroy Wallace Lutz was born September 6, 1929, in Hondo.
He died January 13, 2012, at home, surrounded by his family.
Rosary was recited at Dellcrest Funeral home Jan. 16.
Funeral mass was celebrated Jan. 17 at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Jerome’s Cemetery.

Juana Moreno, age 76 of Devine, passed away January 9, 2012, in Lytle.
Visitation Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 2-9 p.m.
Funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Iglesia Bautista Betania in Devine
Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Lois Fay Neffendorf, age 81 of Seguin, passed away January 23, 2012.
She was born March 2, 1930, in Seguin.
Visitation Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. followed by services at 11 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel, with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating.
Interment in San Geronimo Cemetery.
Guestbook is available at www.treshewell.com.

Nira.jpg (45854 bytes)Jaime “James” Nira was called home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ Jan. 20, 2012.
He passed away at his home in Taylor, surrounded by his family.
He was born to Conrado and Cecilia Nira Sept. 10, 1956, in Hondo.
Funeral services were Jan. 24, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
Interment was in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Cemetery.

Dayton Charles Peese, age 77 of Atascosa, passed away January 10, 2012, at home.
He was born March 16, 1934, in Gillespie County.
Visitation Friday, Jan. 13, 4-7 p.m.,
Funeral service Saturday at 10 a.m., both at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Interment at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery in La Coste.

Pierson.jpg (31674 bytes)Paul B. Pierson, age 69, passed away January 19, 2012.
He was born Jan. 13, 1943.
Puente & Sons Funeral Chapels, San Antonio





Thomas Jerome Reitzer, age 77 of Hondo, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in Hondo.
He was born in Hondo Feb. 8, 1934.
Graveside service was Sunday, Jan. 29, at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Tamera J. Ricord.jpg (131179 bytes)Tamera Jean George Ricord, age 52, of Devine, left this earth for her new home in heaven January 20, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Freer July 5, 1959.
Visitation Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, 2-9 p.m.
Funeral services held at Black Creek Baptist Church on Friday, January 27, at 10:00 a.m., under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, with Pastor Stan Harvey officiating.
Burial in the Tomerlin Cemetery.

 

Saathoff_Ida_obit.jpg (29911 bytes)Ida Meda Balzen Saathoff, age 92 of Hondo, passed away January 28, 2012, in Castroville.
She was born March 11, 1919, in Castroville.
Funeral service was Feb. 1 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section in Hondo.

 



Evelyn Lucille Schott
, 99, was called home to be with her heavenly Father January 4, 2012.
“Babe,” as she was fondly known to her relatives, was born in Castroville October 26, 1912.
The Rosary was recited Jan. 6 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North.
Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Jan. 7 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, San Antonio.
Interment was in Mission Burial Park North.

Sittre_Joe_navy.jpg (286441 bytes)Sittre_Joe_obit.jpg (305398 bytes)Joe Hilary Sittre Jr., age 86, of Rio Medina, passed away January 4, 2012, in Castroville.
He was born February 16, 1925, at home, near Castroville.
Rosary was recited Jan. 9, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville with military honors.

 

Graham Smoot of D’Hanis passed away, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the age of 75.
(His obituary was published Dec. 1, 2011, but services were not set at that time.)
Memorial service held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Cowboy Church in God’s Country, 374 CR 341.

Clifford Leroy Sowell Sr., age 70 of Devine, passed away January 19, 2012, in San Antonio.
Funeral service was Jan. 23 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home.
Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Maj. Allan R. Spinney, age 77, passed away peacefully January 21, 2012, surrounded by family at home in New Braunfels.
He was born July 4, 1934 in Flint, MI.
Funeral services were Jan. 28 at Zoeller Funeral Home with Deacon Ben Wehman officiating.
A private interment service with full military honors was held in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Thienpont.jpg (53577 bytes)TracAn Marie Cook Thienpont was called home by the Lord Jan. 10, 2012, at the age of 44.
Memorial service held Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Quihi Gun Club from 1-4 p.m.

 

 


Trevino.jpg (46973 bytes)On January 17, our Heavenly Father called home his son, David Treviño, age 84 of D’Hanis.
He was born October 21, 1927, in D’Hanis.
The Rosary was recited prior to the celebration of the Funeral Mass Jan. 21 at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Interment was at San Francisco Cemetery, D’Hanis.

 

 



wagner.jpg (61759 bytes)Patricia C. Wagner
, age 60 of Devine, passed away Jan. 13, 2012, at home.
Funeral service was Jan. 18 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home.
Services concluded at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Alexander Cemetery in Alexander, ND.

 

 

Adeline Marie Krenmueller Weber, age 94 of Hondo, passed away January 10, 2012.
She was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Dunlay.
Memorial service at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13, at First United Methodist Church, Hondo.
Services concluded at the church.

Alex George Wendland Jr., age 81 of Hondo, passed away January 9, 2012.
He was born October 1, 1930, in Hondo.
Rosary was recited and Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 14, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Section.

Jack_Winkler_portrait.jpg (58300 bytes)Allen Jack “Pappy” Winkler, passed away January 12, 2012 in Hondo at the age of 89.
Memorial service was held Jan. 17, at the First Baptist Church in Hondo.

 

 

 

Wyper.jpg (37523 bytes)Thomas Wyper Jr., age 90 of Devine, passed away January 9, 2012, in Devine.
Funeral service was Jan. 12 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

 

 

Baby David Victor Ybarra, age 0 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Jan. 20, 2012.
He is survived by his parents, Samuel Ybarra and Samantha Alvarez.
A chapel service was held Jan. 28 at Hondo Funeral Home. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

James Henry “Jim” Young, age 87 of rural Sabinal, passed away January 22, 2012.
He was born in Barnsdall, OK, on February 4, 1924.
Memorial service at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, at Sabinal Methodist Church.
Lunch reception held preceding the service, at the fellowship hall at 12:30 p.m.


February 2012



Abrego.jpg (89863 bytes)Francisco Abrego
of Rockford, IL, and formerly of Hondo, passed away February 9, 2012.
He was born June 24, 1934.
Private funeral arrangements are pending.

 

 



Bain.jpg (72430 bytes)Josephine Bell Fordtran Bain, passed away January 30, 2012.
She was born October 3, 1922, in San Antonio.
Funeral service was Feb. 6 at the First Baptist Church in Devine.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Within four days of wife (above) Josephine’s passing, Frank Leslie Bain, Sr., went home to be with her and their Lord February 3, 2012.
He was born November 10, 1919.
Funeral service was Feb. 6 at First Baptist Church in Devine.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.


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Darryl James Blume
, age 46 of La Coste, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2012.
He was born June 18, 1965, in Castroville.
Prayer service was offered at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Feb. 28.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

Budnik.jpg (27650 bytes)Jeanene Estelle Anderka Budnik was born in Orange Grove.
Memorial services held Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Her ashes interred alongside her mother, father and brother in the St. Louis Cemetery in Castroville.



Bushman_James.jpg (79380 bytes)James Thomas Bushman, age 60 of San Antonio, passed away Feb. 12, 2012, at home.
He was born July 19, 1951, in Ticonderoga, NY.
Visitation Friday, Feb. 17, from 1-2 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Services conclude at the funeral home.

 

 

obit-Roberto_Campos_2.jpg (73744 bytes)Roberto_Campos_1.jpg (50188 bytes)Roberto Enriquez Campos, age 77 of Hondo, passed away February 6, 2012.
He was born March 17, 1934, in Hondo.
Visitation Thursday, Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral Mass celebrated at 2 p.m., Friday, February 10, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo.
Interment at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.


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Virginia L. Carranza
, age 69 of Taylor and formerly of Hondo, passed on to be with the Lord February 9, 2012, at home.
She was born in Traverse City, MI, October 4, 1942.
The Rosary was recited Feb. 13.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 14 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylor.
Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Castillo.jpg (104743 bytes)Alejandrina Castillo, age 97 of Natalia, passed away February 17, 2012, in Devine.
A prayer service was held Feb. 20 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home.
Funeral services were Feb. 21, at Primera Iglesia Bautista Jerusalem in Natalia.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Davalos.jpg (194813 bytes)Juan Davalos, age 89 of Devine, passed away February 5, 2012, in San Antonio.
Visitation held Thursday, Feb. 9, from 3-9 p.m. in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine.
Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Devine.

 

 

Davis.jpg (66736 bytes)A. L. Davis went home to the Lord February 24, surrounded by his family in Hondo.
He was born May 29, 1933, in Oberlin, LA.
Services were Feb. 28 at First Baptist Church of Hondo.
Internment was in Tarpley Cemetery.

 

Darlene Nester Schaefer Freeman, age 77 of Sabinal passed away February 18, 2012.
She was born Oct. 3, 1934, in D’Hanis.
Graveside service was Feb. 20 at Waresville Cemetery, Utopia.

Gonzales.jpg (86832 bytes)Dionicio Gonzales, age 88 of Devine, passed away Monday, February 13, 2012, in Devine.
Visitation Thursday, Feb. 16, from 2-9 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home.
Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Devine.

 

 

Mary Lois Hardwick, age 85 of Devine, passed away Feb. 20, 2012 in Devine.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the First Baptist Church in Devine.
Graveside service 2:30 p.m. at the George West Cemetery.
No visitation prior to service.

Horecka.jpg (13358 bytes)Forrest “Opie” Joseph Horecka Jr. passed away on February 26, 2012, at the age of 54.
He was born Jan. 24, 1958.
The family to receive guests Sunday, March 4, at Schertz Funeral Home, from 1-9 p.m.
Funeral service at 1 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Schertz Funeral Home.
Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio.



Baby Nicole Marie Faith Honeycutt
, age 0 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Feb. 8, 2012.
She is survived by her parents, Samuel Squires and Samantha Honeycutt; grandparents, Kathy and James Squires, and Samuel and Michell Honeycutt.
Graveside service was held at Yancey Cemetery Feb. 11, 2012.

Alvia Lee Hudsonpillar was born March 18, 1929, in Eureka, KS.
Visitation Friday, Feb. 24, from 5-7 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Central Christian Church in Sabinal.
Burial with Masonic service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Hominy, OK.

Ronald Wilbur “Ronnie” Knowles, age 60 of Hondo, passed away February 29, 2012.
He was born March 24, 1951, in Hondo.
Visitation held Friday, March 9, 5-7 p.m. at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral service at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 10, at Guinn-Horger Chapel, Hondo.
Interment in Cottonwood Cemetery.

Mildred Katherine “Millie” McGowan, age 71 of Hondo, passed away February 27, 2012.
She was born Jan. 25, 1941, in Smith County, VA.
Graveside services at 10 a.m., Friday, March 2, 2012, at Sabinal Cemetery.

Pirotina.jpg (99933 bytes)Sister Frederick Joseph Pirotina, age 90, a Sister of Divine Providence, entered eternal life February 19, 2012.
The Rosary and wake were February 22.
Mass of Resurrection Thursday, Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m., all held in Annunciation Chapel at Our Lady of the Lake Convent Center.

 


Julian L. Reza
, age 40 of Hobbs, NM, died February 17, 2012, in Hobbs.
He was born April 23, 1971, in Hobbs.
Rosary recited Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Visitation prior to the Rosary 6-8 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville.
An earlier funeral mass was celebrated Feb. 22 at St. Helena Catholic Church.
The Rosary was also recited Feb. 21 at Chapel of Hope.

 

sandoval.jpg (13580 bytes)Frank Castanuela “Pancho” Sandoval Jr. was born in Melvin, TX, Jan. 9, 1956.
He ended his battle with cancer Feb. 27, 2012.
The Rosary was recited March 4, and funeral services were March 5, at Leatherwood Memorial Chapels. Father Hilary officiated.
Burial was in Melvin Cemetery.

 

Doris Mae “Mema” Tubbs Skopal was born October 28, 1923, in Lynchburg, TX.
She passed away February 26, 2012.
Graveside services were March 1 in Victoria at Memory Gardens.
A memorial service was held March 3, at New Fountain United Methodist Church.

Sweet.jpg (9776 bytes)Lawrence Allen “Larry” Sweet passed away in Kerrville February 9, 2012.
He was born Aug. 3, 1926 in Denver, CO.
Visitation held Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5-7 p.m., at Beckmann Funeral Home, 202 West San Antonio St., in Fredericksburg.
Burial with full military honors Friday, Feb. 17, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, at 2 p.m.
Graveside led by Pastor Andy Tyson of Hondo.

Consuelo “Chelo” Trevino, age 61 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord February 9, 2012.
The Rosary was recited Feb. 12 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 13 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Wade.jpg (19569 bytes)Maurine Beatrice Wade, age 86 of Devine, passed away Friday, February 10, 2012, in Hondo.
Funeral service was Feb. 13 at the First Baptist Church in Devine.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.




Williams.jpg (76543 bytes)Col. Arthur Dewin “Art” Williams, age 92 of Hondo, passed away peacefully Feb. 11, 2012.
He was born July 4, 1919, in Frankfort, MI.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hidden Valley Ranch where the family hopes many will share their stories of Art.


Barbara Adele Lorraine Woolsey, age 61 of Devine, passed away February 10, 2012, in Devine.
Visitation Friday, Feb. 17, from 5-9 p.m. at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Natalia.
Rosary at 7 p.m.
Mass celebrated at St. John Bosco at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.
Services conclude at the Church.

 


March 2012

 

032912OBITBaker.jpg (50059 bytes)Master Sgt. Karlos Lee Baker, age 63 of Hondo, passed away Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012.
He was born May 13, 1948, in Fresno CA.
Funeral service was March 27 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Interment with full military honors was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 


Maria Z. Balencia,
age 47 of Devine, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, at home.
The Rosary was recited March 14.
Mass celebrated Thursday, March 15, at 10 a.m. at St. John Bosco in Natalia.
Entombment in Moore Catholic Cemetery.

OBITBates.jpg (10488 bytes)“Coach” Dean Bates, age 67, died suddenly March 18, 2012, at home in Devine.
He was born June 1, 1944, in Hamilton.
Funeral service was March 21 at First Baptist Church in Devine.
Interment was March 23 at Resthaven Cemetery in Midland.

 

 

Ann Mary Lagleder Bateman, age 90 of Macdona, passed away Mar. 9, 2012, in Castroville.
She was born July 22, 1921, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited Mar. 13 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated March 14 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Atascosa.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery in La Coste.


Sidney Allison Billings
, age 82 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord March 12, 2012. Graveside services were held March 15 at Hondo Cemetery.


OBITDelToro.jpg (52279 bytes)Isabel Ybarra Del Toro, age 81 of Hondo, passed away peacefully March 16, 2012.
She was born June 8, 1930, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited Wednesday, Mar. 21, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral Mass celebrated Thursday, Mar. 22, at 10 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo.
Interment at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

OBITGomez_Laura.jpg (40792 bytes)Laura Mascorro Solis Gomez, age 90, of Castroville, passed away Mar. 16, 2012, in Castroville.
She was born on Dec. 17, 1921, in Rio Medina.
The Rosary was recited Mar. 18 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated March 19 at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

 

Michael Keith Huebner, age 50, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2012.
He was born December 11, 1961.
Visitation Friday, March 30, at Hondo Funeral Home, followed by a 10:30 a.m.
Rosary 11 a.m.
Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment will be in Hondo Cemetery.

Joseph E. Keeffe passed away March 17, 2012, at the age of 82.
The Rosary was recited March 20 and the Mass celebrated March 21, both at St. Joseph Chapel at Incarnate Word.
Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, San Antonio.

Eldrich Albert “Litz” Kunze, age 85 of Driftwood, passed away March 30, 2012, in Kyle.
He was born Jan. 15, 1927, in La Coste.
Funeral service was April 2, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Castroville.

Troy Henry Lindeburg went to be with the Lord March 22, 2012.
He was born Sept. 5, 1984. Memorial service was held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012 with Rev. Burr Dobbins officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Troy Henry Lindeburg to Ostegenesis Inperfecta Foundation, P.O. Box 824061, Philadelphia, PA 19182-0461.

Galdino Loera, age 80 of Hondo, passed away Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012.
He was born April 18, 1931, in Matehula, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Funeral Mass was celebrated March 26 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.


Hampton “Tony” Brown Mauze Jr.
passed away March 29, 2012.
He was born March 4, 1959, in San Antonio.
A private family gathering with close friends to celebrate Tony’s life is planned.

OBIT040512Muennink_Elizabeth.jpg (85359 bytes)Elizabeth Best Muennink, age 90 of Baytown, was born September 21, 1921, in Woodville, TX.
She passed away March 27, 2012, in an area healthcare facility. Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown




Jeremy Aidan Olivo, infant son of Joel and Isabel Ramirez Olivo of Lytle, passed away March 31, 2012.
He is survived by his parents and two brothers: Joel II and Jeremiah Olivo, all of Lytle.
Funeral service was April 4 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine.
Interment was in Babyland at Evergreen Cemetery.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home prior to the service.

OBITamadorperez.jpg (81762 bytes)AMADOR LUNA PEREZ  was born and raised in Devine. 
A prayer service was offered March 21.
A Christian Funeral Service held at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 22, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.




OBITPersyn_Lorine_Boehme.jpg (56709 bytes)Lorine Stein Boehme Persyn, age 93, of Castroville, passed away Mar. 16, 2012, in Castroville.
She was born May 21, 1918, in Medina County.
The Rosary was recited Mar. 19 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Mar. 20 at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

 

 

032912OBITCarlosReyes.jpg (51984 bytes)Carlos Reyes, age 83 of Phoenix, went to God’s loving arms March 24, 2012.
He was born in Hondo March 1, 1929.
A celebration of his life and a funeral service were held March 28 at Greenwood Mortuary Chapel in Phoenix.

 

 

 

OBIT040512burnie smith.jpg (81898 bytes)Burnie Smith, age 91, of Dallas, died Monday, March 19, 2012, in Castroville.
He was born August 13, 1920, in Electra.
Interment was in Restland in Dallas.

 



OBIT040512Stein_Janie.jpg (92471 bytes)Janie Cecilia Salzman Stein, age 87 of Rio Medina, passed away March 30, 2012, in San Antonio.
She was born Nov. 23, 1924, in La Coste.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated April 1 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
The Rosary was recited April 2 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Interment followed the Rosary at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

James Douglas “Jim” “Butch” Turner, age 66 of Castroville, passed away March 6, 2012.
He was born April 23, 1945, in Weslaco.
Visitation at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 8.
Funeral service 3 p.m. Friday, Mar. 9, at Medina Valley United Methodist Church in Castroville.
Services conclude at the church.


OBITWeynand.jpg (16861 bytes)Robert Smith Weynand
, age 87, died March 14, 2012, in Durham, NC.
He was born August 7, 1924, in Hondo, later moving to San Antonio.
A memorial service was held March 21 in Few Chapel at Croasdaile Village, Durham.

 

 

 


April 2012

Katherine Alvarez, age 46, of San Antonio, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012.
She was born Dec. 24, 1965, in Hondo.
Funeral Mass was celebrated April 17 at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Private interment at a later date.

Barbara J. Anderson, age 78, of Pipe Creek, passed away April 13, 2012, in San Antonio.
No visitation at the funeral home prior the 3 p.m. memorial service Friday, April 20, at Churchill Baptist Church, 12400 Vista View, San Antonio, 78231.

Oscar E. Carlson, age 92 of the SKP Park, D’Hanis/Hondo, passed away April 19, 2012, in Hondo. He was born Oct. 8, 1919, in St. Paul, MN.
Memorial service held at a later date in St. Paul, with burial at Ft. Snelling Cemetery in Minnesota.

Donald “Donnie” Curtis Conway, age 53, of San Antonio, was led by heavenly angels from this earth April 9, 2012.
He was born in Hondo August 6, 1958.
Graveside service was held at Quihi Cemetery April 13.

Jane B. Cowart, age 75, of Hondo passed away April 11, 2012.
She was born September 11, 1937, in Clayton, NM.
Services held Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home.

 

OBITDecker.jpg (117983 bytes)Kirk Knight Decker, age 56 of Hondo, passed away April 30, 2012.
He was born August 3, 1955 in Hondo.
A memorial service was held at First United Methodist Church of Hondo on May 2.

 


Cas Wayne Donnell went to be with the Lord April 12, 2012, at the age of 64, after surviving cancer in 2000 and a long battle with respiratory problems.
He was born July 2, 1947, in San Antonio.
Funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at Brookehill Funeral Chapel.
Interment at 1 p.m. in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Rudan LaVerne “RL” Forkey, age 59 of Hondo, passed away April 19, 2012.
He was born September 14, 1951, in San Antonio.
Memorial service held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Virgina Gallegos, age 74 of Devine, went to her heavenly home April 21, 2012.
She was born on July 30, 1937.
The Rosary was recited April 24, and the Funeral Mass was celebrated April 25, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery.

OBITGARCIA1.jpg (52679 bytes)OBITGarcia2.jpg (41255 bytes)Maria V. Garcia, age 88 of Hondo, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012.
She was born February 26, 1924, in Hondo.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated April 20 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.






Isidro Garza III
, age 59 of Hondo, went to his heavenly home April 8, 2012.
He was born on November 13, 1952.
Visitation 5-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Thursday, April 12, at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

Liliana Elizabeth Gonzales returned to the arms of Jesus before her birth on Friday, April 13, 2012.
A private graveside service will be held.


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Silvino Gonzales Jr.,
age 42 of Hondo, passed away April 15, 2012.
He was born July 11, 1969, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited April 19 at Hondo Funeral Home.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated April 20 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Wernette Cemetery, D’Hanis.



OBITJEGooding1.jpg (40924 bytes)OBITJEGooding2.jpg (58221 bytes)James E. “Butch” Gooding, age 67 of Hondo, was taken home by the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2012.
He was born August 16, 1944, in Hondo.
Funeral service was April 22 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.



OBIT040512Graff.jpg (252540 bytes)John L. Graff, a “one of a kind,” completed his journey on this earth, April 3, 2012.
2:30 Rosary will recited Friday, April 6, followed by a 3 p.m. funeral service at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

 

OBITGuthomson_Michael.jpg (34221 bytes)Michael N. Guthomson, was born December 20, 1945, in The Bronx, NY.
He passed away April 25, 2012, in San Antonio at the age of 66.
Visitation was Saturday, April 28, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Funeral service was Sunday, April 29, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville.
Interment was in Sabinal Cemetery in Sabinal, TX.

 


Jean Krause Isgitt
died April 4, 2012, in Dallas at age 67.
Memorial service was held at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX, April 10.
Burial was in Hondo Cemetery.

OBIT040512Jungman_MaryLee_obit.jpg (139424 bytes)Mary Lee Oefinger Jungman of Rio Medina, passed away April 2, 2012, at home.
Laid to rest on April 5, 2012, what would have been her 89th birthday.
The Rosary was recited April 4 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 5, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment followed Mass at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

041212OBITKYLER.jpg (33080 bytes)Yvonne Kyler, born Ida Yvonne Reinhart, on June 22,1929, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Memorial on Sunday, April 15, in Austin.

 

 

 

Cheryl Kiyomi Kobata, age 45 of Hondo passed away Friday, Apr. 6, 2012.
She was born Sept. 19, 1966, in San Jose, CA.
Visitation 6-7 p.m., Monday, April 16, with a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel.

Donald Michael MacDonald of San Antonio, was born February 11, 1927, in Buffalo, NY.
He passed away April 20, 2012, in San Antonio at the age of 85.
A Prayer Service with Military Honors was offered April 24 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Services concluded at the funeral home.

OBITMiranda.jpg (44465 bytes)Concepcion “Concha” Miranda, age 84, of Hondo, passed away April 14, 2012.
She was born February 19, 1928, in Hondo.
Funeral Mass was celebrated April 18 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

 

OBITLefebvre.jpg (47730 bytes)Jack C. Lefebvre was born in San Diego, CA, and raised in Arizona.
He passed away February 4, 2012.
Interment for Jack C. Lefebvre was April 13 at Houston National Cemetery.


Billy Wayne Marek, age 53 of Converse, passed away peacefully at home April 22, 2012.
He was born September 7, 1958.
Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Devine First United Methodist Church.


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William C. Meyers
of Hondo was born in Hagerstown, MD, November 15, 1928.
He passed away April 27, 2012, in San Antonio at the age of 83.
Funeral service was May 1, at New Fountain United Methodist Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.


041212OBITSylvia_-_December_2011.jpg (85321 bytes)Sylvia June Lennard Orth, age 78, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012.
Celebration of her life is set for at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at New Fountain United Methodist Church, 2980 FM 2676, Hondo.
Interment at 2 p.m. at Mission Park South, 1700 SE Military Drive, San Antonio.
A second memorial service held at Central Christian Church, 720 N Main Avenue, San Antonio, at 3:30 p.m., later that day.

 

041212OBITROMO.jpg (17857 bytes)Maria Romo, age 60, passed away on Palm Sunday, April 1, 2012, in San Antonio.
She was born Jan. 13, 1952, in Laredo.



 


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Guadalupe “Lupe” C. Salazar
, age 90 of Hondo, passed away April 12, 2012.
She was born June 18, 1921, in D’Hanis.
Funeral Mass was celebrated April 16 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.




OBITSaldana.jpg (27977 bytes)Ilaria Delia Saldaña, age 77, of Atascosa, passed away April 11, 2012, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited April 13 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass was celebrated April 14 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Devine.
Interment was in Moore Catholic Cemetery.

Pastor Charles R. Smith, 62, passed away April 16, 2012.
He was born February 25, 1950, in Freer; he was raised in South Texas.
Funeral service was celebrated April 19 at Corpus Christi Christian Fellowship.
Interment was in Seaside Memorial Park.

Malcolm Lloyd Stein of Castroville passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
He was born on April 20, 1937.
Memorial service in his honor at 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1303 Avenue M in Hondo.

OBITWeynand.jpg (31114 bytes)Mathilda “Tillie” John Weynand, age 91, of D’Hanis passed away April 22, 2012.
She was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Seguin.
Visitation Friday, April 27, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with Rosary recited at 7:30 p.m., at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Funeral Mass celebrated at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D’Hanis, Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m., followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

041212OBITWilson_Tommy_obit.jpg (58348 bytes)Tommy” Thomas Roy Wilson, age 60 of Yancey, passed away April 6, 2012, in San Antonio.
He was born on August 30, 1951 in Hondo.
Funeral service was April 9 at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Interment was in Yancey Cemetery.

 

 

OBITYoungman_Max.jpg (74904 bytes)MSGT Max W. Youngman, (USAF, retired), was born Feb. 24,1929, on a farm in rural Tama County, Iowa.
He passed away April 19, 2012, in San Antonio at the age of 83.
Mass of Resurrection was April 22 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery with full military honors.

 

 

 


May 2012

Steve Jimmy Bartosh, age 82 of Hondo, passed away May 14, 2012, in San Antonio.
He was born July 20, 1929, in Skidmore.

Elvira Bermea, age 78 of Hondo, went to her heavenly home May 6, 2012.
The Rosary was recited May 7 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated May 8 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D’Hanis.
Interment followed in San Francisco Cemetery.

Adelyn Rose Rihn Bippert passed away in San Antonio at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 3 days, going to meet Our Lord May 20, 2012.
She was born July 17, 1935, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited May 22, and the Funeral Mass was celebrated May 23 with Father Phillip Henning officiating, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Floresville.
Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

OBIT052412WABoone2H.jpg (100035 bytes)Willis Allen Boone, age 79 of Hondo, passed away May 20, 2012.
He was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Leedy, OK.
A Masonic graveside service with military honors held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at Holy Cross Cemetery, D’Hanis.



The Rev. Dr. Richard C. “Dick” Brownfield passed from this earth to his heavenly reward May 5, 2012.
He was 85 years old and had been in declining health for several years.
He was born in Urbana, IL.
A memorial service held at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur on June 2, 2012, at 1 pm. Internment at a later date for family members.

Felix Cisneros,
age 51 of Devine, passed away May 16, 2012, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited May 18 at Hurley Funeral Home.
Mass was celebrated May 19 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.


obit-robert_cullen.jpg (54630 bytes)Robert “Bob” Amman Cullen
, age 84, beloved husband and father, passed May 31, 2012, in Hondo after a long, courageous battle with leukemia.
He was born June 6, 1927, at home in Austin.
Funeral service was June 3 at First Baptist Church, Hondo.
Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery at Boggy Creek, Austin, June 4, 2012.





James William “Bill” Dawson, age 71 of Crane, passed away May 19, 2012.
He was born Nov. 30, 1940, in Dayton, OH.
Funeral service was May 23, at Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel.


OBITDyess.jpg (20195 bytes)Rosemary Finger Dyess,
age 86 of Amarillo, passed away April 12, 2012.
She was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited April 15.
Funeral Mass was celebrated April 16 at St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Schmitmeyer as celebrant.
Interment was in Memory Gardens Cemetery.


Raymond A. Golden
, 57, passed away May 15, 2012.
He was born June 18, 1954.
Memorial service May 18 at Roeder Mortuary.

OBITHamm_Adeline_Nehr_2.jpg (104100 bytes)Adeline Marie Nehr Hamm, age 85 of San Antonio, passed away May 29, 2012 at home.
She was born Feb. 18, 1927, in D’Hanis.
The Rosary was recited May 31 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated June 1 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, San Antonio.
Interment was in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in D’Hanis.




Julia ‘Judy’ Alice Hardison, age 83, of Natalia passed away May 26, 2012.
Visitation Thursday, May 31, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Funeral service with Eastern Star service under the auspices of OES Lytle Chapter 335 held Friday, June 1, Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine.
Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Samuel Hernandez, Jr., age 41 of Celina, passed away May 20, 2012.
He was born February 4, 1971, in Castroville.
Chapel service was may 27 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.


OBITHitzfelder_Jerome_L.jpg (38559 bytes)Jerome L. Hitzfelder
, age 73 of San Antonio, passed away May 1, 2012, in San Antonio.
He was born January 18, 1939, in La Coste.
Visitation Sunday, May 6, 4-8 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7 p.m.
Mass of Resurrection celebrated Monday, May 7, at 11:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, La Coste.
Interment with Military Honors at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.




Mary Ann Jones
, 55, passed away May 12, 2012 at home in Devine.
She was born March 15, 1957, in Long Island, NY.
Funeral service 1 p.m. May 18 at Hurley Funeral Home in Devine TX at 1 pm, , 2012.
Visitation at Stines Family Residence in Somerset. Call 210-275-7961 for directions.

Robert W. Killough, age 75 of Devine, passed away May 27, 2012, at home.
Funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at First Baptist Church of Devine, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

OBITMcAnelly_James_W.jpg (58632 bytes)James William McAnelly, age 88 known to many as Dick or Mac, was born February 11, 1924 in Yancey.
He went to be with the Lord May 25, 2012.
A prayer service was offered May 28 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Funeral service was May 29 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Quihi.
Interment was in Yancey Cemetery.

 

Emery Grace Navarro, 8 days old, infant daughter of Dustin Navarro and Kara Davis, passed away May 26, 2012.
She is survived by her parents; sister, Reese Navarro; grandparents Lee Davis and Mary Ann Cargile, all of Devine, and Rene Navarro of Lytle.
Graveside service was May 29 at Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

Nombraña_Jose_Obit.jpg (41352 bytes)Jose Juan “La Yoka” Nombraña, age 68 of Macdona, passed away May 12, 2012.
He was born Jan. 18, 1944, in Fentress, TX.
The Rosary was recited May 15 and the Mass of Resurrection was celebrated May 16, both at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.


obit-frank_parra.jpg (20344 bytes)Frank P. Parra, age 72, passed on to be with our Lord May 3, 2012, in Waco.
The Rosary was recited Tuesday, May 15 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral service was May 16 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.



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Francisca Valles “Frances” Perez
, age 76 of Brady, passed away May 26, 2012, at home.
She was born August 5, 1935, in D’Hanis.
Funeral services were June 2 at Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Brady with the Reverends Moses Ruiz Jr. and Rufus Ruiz Jr. officiating.
Burial in Rest Haven Cemetery in Brady.



Peter_Marie_Julia_Bush.jpg (52811 bytes)Marie Julia Bush Peter, age 99 of La Coste, passed away May 11, 2012, in Castroville.
She was born December 19, 1912, in Bexar County near La Coste.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated May 14 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, La Coste. Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.



Darrell Dwain Rihn, age 59, of Hondo passed away Friday, May 25, 2012.
He was born Dec. 30, 1952, in Hondo.
Graveside memorial service and interment 10 a.m., Saturday, June 2, at the Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Section.

Alejandro Rodriguez Sr., age 50 of Hondo, passed away May 23, 2012.
He was born November 24, 1961, in Winters, TX.
The Rosary was recited May 29 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated May 30 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Jo Nell Allen Rosenauer, age 77 of Pearsall, passed away May 23, 2012.
She was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Moore.
A graveside memorial service will be planned at Pearsall Cemetery.

MayRoss2.jpg (68865 bytes)May Medora Lively Keeter Ross, 83, passed away May 9, 2012.
Burial was May 15 in Scottsville, TX.


 

 

Sharlene Sherry, age 76 of Devine, passed away May 24, 2012 in San Antonio.
Funeral Service was May 28 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment was in Brummett Cemetery.

Louise Van Cleve, age 80 of Hondo, formerly of Uvalde, passed away May 19, 2012.
She was born Mar. 21, 1932, in Del Rio.
Graveside service was May 29 at La Pryor Cemetery.


June 2012

Carla Ann Neathery Alvarado, age 44 of La Coste, passed away June 7, 2012,at home.
She was born May 26, 1968, in Germany.
Memorial service at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at her sister’s home, 10110 Redfish Cavern, San Antonio, TX 78245.

 

“Tim” Timothy Neil Green, age 38 of Buckeye, AZ, passed away June 28, 2012.
He was born Sept. 18, 1974, in Cuba, NY.
Visitation Thursday, July 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Services concluded at the funeral home.

 

 

OBITHaby_Alleen.jpg (45853 bytes)Alleen Seffel Haby, age 81 of Mico, passed away June 26, 2012.
She was born Dec. 27, 1930, in Fort Worth.
The Rosary was recited and Liturgy of the Word was celebrated June 29 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Castroville.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.


BIEDIGER, Doris Marie Rihn, age 89, of La Coste, TX, passed away June 15, 2012.
Doris was born Sept. 6, 1922 in Jourdanton, TX.
Visitation held Monday, June 18, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste .
Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
The Mass of Resurrection at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment followed the Mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

OBITBiediger_Doris.jpg (71562 bytes)BIEDIGER, Doris Marie Rihn, age 89, of La Coste, TX, passed away June 15, 2012.
Doris was born Sept. 6, 1922 in Jourdanton, TX.
Visitation held Monday, June 18, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste .
Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
The Mass of Resurrection at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment followed the Mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

OBITBotello_Guadalupe.jpg (61221 bytes)Guadalupe Botello, age 92 of Castroville, passed away June 5, 2012, at her home.
She was born April 11, 1920, in Castroville.
Visitation held 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
The Mass of Resurrection 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Rosary Friday, June 8, at 10 a.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, followed by interment St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

OBITBradley061412.jpg (58584 bytes)Coila Fae Murphy Bradley, age 80 of Hondo, formerly of Ft. Stockton, passed away June 6, 2012.
She was born June 11,1931, in Stafford, KS.
Memorial service at 1 p.m. Friday, June 15, at First Christian Church in Ft. Stockton.




OBITBurditt_Carol061412.jpg (65483 bytes)Carol Ann LeTourneau Burditt, age 65 of Rio Medina, passed away May 31, 2012, at home.
She was born April 7, 1947, in Masardis, ME.
Funeral service was June 2 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.

 

 

OBITCastillo,AntonioPic061412.jpg (55139 bytes)Dr. Antonio F. Castillo, age 65 of Atascosa, passed away June 10, 2012, in Atascosa.
He was born April 28, 1947, in Edinburg.
Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.





Michael B. Davalos
, age 21 of Moore, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Frio County.
The Rosary was recited Wednesday in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. 
Funeral service Thursday, June 14, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine.
Interment in the Moore Catholic Cemetery.


OBITMary_Jo_Dean_H.jpg (154253 bytes)Mary Jo Wood Dean, age 87 of Hondo, passed away June 5, 2012.
She was born August 31, 1924, in Tarpley.
Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Friday, June 8, prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service at Guinn-Horger Chapel. Interment in Tarpley Cemetery.






OBITMINNIE061412.jpg (27845 bytes)Minnie “Ome” Eisenhauer went to be with the Lord June 7, 2012, at the age of 90.
She was born in San Antonio. Brookehill Funeral Home, San Antonio








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Norma “Shorty-Momma 830” Guzman
, age 28 of Hondo, passed away June 16, 2012.
Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, with recitation of The Rosary at 8 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass Friday, June 22, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

 

 

Murray Keith Hooker, age 76 of Castroville, formerly of Millington, TN, passed away June 3, 2012, in San Antonio.
He was born Aug. 1, 1935, in Thaxton, MS.
Memorial 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at First Baptist Church, Castroville.
Services concluded at the church.

Paul Robert Jacobs, age 76 of Von Ormy, passed away June 2, 2012, in San Antonio.
He was born January 6, 1936, in Uniontown, PA.
The Rosary was recited at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home June 5.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated June 6 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Services concluded at the church.

Hilda Mae Leinweber, age 82 of San Antonio passed away June 21, 2012.
She was born June 21, 1930, in Hondo.
Funeral service was June 24 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.


OBITMason1.jpg (36328 bytes)
OBITMason2.jpg (71708 bytes)Dorothy Ellen Mason,
age 68 of Hondo, passed away June 20, 2012.
She was born Sept. 13, 1943, in Stillwater, OK.
A memorial service was held June 22 at the Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Private interment at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section, held at a later date.

 

 

 

OBIT-Muennink.jpg (19185 bytes)Donald Muennink, age 70 of Hondo, passed away June 13, 2012.
He was born Aug. 29, 1941, in Hondo.
Funeral service was June 16 at First United Methodist Church, Hondo.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Devine.

 


OBITParra.jpg (38571 bytes)Bertha Parra,
age 73, passed away June 20, 2012, in Waco.
She was born August 7, 1938, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited June 26 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral service was June 27 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

 

 


OBITPersyn_Aviel_obit.jpg (85081 bytes)Aviel Cyril Persyn
, age 94 of San Antonio, passed away June 3, 2012.
He was born Sept. 23, 1917, in San Antonio.
Visitation Sunday, June 10, 4-8 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Rosary at 7 p.m.
Mass of Resurrection celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Castroville. Interment with Military Honors at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery will be Tuesday, June 12, at 11 a.m.
Procession departed the funeral home at 10 a.m.

OBITRODRIGUEZ061412.jpg (135190 bytes)Armando M. Rodriguez, age 60 of Hondo, passed away June 9, 2012.
He was born Aug. 27, 1951, in Mexico.
Funeral Mass was celebrated June 13, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

Ruby Lillie Schweers Sebera was born July 8, 1914, in Mason, one of seven children.
She passed away June 19, 2012, in San Antonio.
Funeral services were June 23 at St. Mark’s Methodist Church.
Burial was at San Fernando #3, San Antonio.

Margaret Louise Triesch passed away June 3, 2012.
She was born January 4, 1920.
Memorial services were June 6 at Sunset Funeral Home in San Antonio.
Pastor Wayne Mathis officiating.
Interment was in Sunset Cemetery.



July 2012

 

OBITAinsley.jpg (146757 bytes)Robert “Bob” E. Ainsley, age 81 of New Braunfels, passed away surrounded by his loving family July 28, 2012, at home.
He was born October 11, 1930, in East Millsboro, PA.
Funeral services were Aug. 1 at Lux Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Charles Van Natter officiating.
Interment with full military honors held at 9:45 a.m., Friday, Aug. 3, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

 

OBITBanks_David.jpg (76866 bytes)CMSGT David Leroy Banks, age 79 of San Antonio, passed away July 27, 2012, at home.
He was born June 15, 1933, in Keokuk County, IA.
Funeral service held Thursday, Aug. 2, at 9:45 a.m., at Medina Valley United Methodist Church in Castroville.
Interment with full military honors at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery after the service.

 



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Robert Derrick Berg
, age 27 of Hondo, passed away July 7, 2012, following a swimming accident in Uvalde County.
He was born June 27, 1985, in San Antonio.
Rosary recited at 10 a.m., followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 13, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo. Interment at Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Section.



Mildred Klipple Rihn Brown
, age 82, passed away July 28, 2012, at a nursing home in Floresville.
She was born Dec. 14, 1929.
The Rosary was recited July 30 at Vinyard Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass was celebrated July 31 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Poth.
Interment was in San Fernando II Cemetery in San Antonio.

OBITCullen.jpg (90063 bytes)Florene Lyndelle Wheelis Whitesides Briggs Cullen was born in Voss, TX, February 5, 1921 and passed from this life July 31, 2012.
Interment held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, followed by a memorial service at First Baptist Church, Hondo at 11 a.m.




OBITDominguez.jpg (73688 bytes)Oscar Dominguez, age 75, of Hondo passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012.
He was born Nov. 18, 1936, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited July 17 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral Mass was celebrated July 18 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

 

 

OBITDon_Durant.jpg (56700 bytes)Master Sgt. Donald Francis Durant, age 80 of the Hondo/D’Hanis SKP Park, passed away July 21, 2012.
He was born July 9, 1932, in South Grafton, MA.
Funeral service Thursday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Interment with military honors at 1:30 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

 

 

Doris A. Wiemers Eggler, age of 75, formerly of Hondo and White Sulphur Springs, NY, passed away at a nursing home in Greenwood, AR, July 15, 2012.
She was born May 17, 1937, in Hondo.
Funeral service Thursday, July 19, at New Fountain United Methodist Church, Hondo.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

James Ralph “Jim” Ferguson, 89, died of cancer June 27, 2012, in Livingston.
He was born Jan. 13, 1923, in Niagara Falls, NY.
No services are scheduled, as he donated his body to UTMB in Houston.
After cremation, his ashes will be returned to Hondo for interment.

OBITArtFormannW.jpg (44890 bytes)Arthur George “Art” Formann, age 83 of Hondo, passed away July 8, 2012.
He was born June 2, 1929, in San Antonio.
Funeral service at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 12, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hondo.
Interment at Mission Park South Cemetery, San Antonio.

 

Mrs. Betty Irene Berger Galvin, age 89, passed away July 16, 2012, in Long Beach, MS.
She was born October 25, 1922, in Ferris, IL.
Burial in Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, IL.

Britny Marie Haarup, 19, a resident of Edgerton, MO, died unexpectedly July 13, 2012.
She was born Nov. 24, 1992, in St. Joseph, MO.
Survivors include her mother, Tareasa Key Haarup of Gladstone, MO; father, Paul A. Haarup of Smithville, MO; children, Aleah Lynn Haarup and Adilynn Sophia Marie Meyers; brothers, Benjamin Arthur and Daniel Ace Haarup; sister, Melissa Ann Smith of Hondo; and numerous other family.
A memorial service celebrating the lives of Britny and her sister, Ashley Key, was held July 20, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Edgerton, MO.

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Guy Allen Holzhaus
, age 78, passed away peacefully July 28, 2012, at home in Castroville surrounded by his family, after a courageous 16 year battle with prostate cancer.
He was born Nov. 19, 1933, in Hondo.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated July 30.
The Rosary was recited July 31, both at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Interment was at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.




OBITJean_Christine.jpg (70164 bytes)Christine M. Jean, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, was called by our Lord July 30, 2012, in Georgetown.
She was born March 13, 1923, in Atlanta, LA.
Visitation 12-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, with the family receiving family and friends from 5-8 p.m., at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Memorial services held Friday, Aug. 3, at 11:45 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Castroville.
Graveside service at 1:45 at Ft. Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio.


Ashley Danielle Key, 22, a resident of Edgerton, MO, died unexpectedly July 13, 2012.
She was born Nov. 9, 1989, in San Antonio.
Survivors include her mother, Tareasa Key Haarup of Gladstone, MO; father, Paul A. Haarup of Smithville, MO; daughter, Nevaeh Rae Bailey; brothers, Benjamin Arthur and Daniel Ace Haarup; sister, Melissa Ann Smith of Hondo; and numerous other family.
A memorial service celebrating the lives of Ashley and her sister, Britny Haarup, was held July 20, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Edgerton, MO.

Maria M. Martinez was called to be with the Lord July 12, 2012, at the age of 80.
The Rosary was recited Monday and the Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, both at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Interment was in San Fernando Cemetery II.




 

OBITMazurek.jpg (52566 bytes)Mary Louise “Mitzie” Schulte Mazurek, age 77 of Hondo, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012.
She was born in Dunlay, March 23, 1935.
Funeral service was July 24 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Quihi, with Rev. Stephen Schur officiating.
Interment was at Quihi Cemetery.




OBITMiller.jpg (55389 bytes)Leroy Henderson Miller, age 91 of Hondo, passed away July 28, 2012.
He was born July 27, 1921, in Stockdale.
Funeral service was July 30 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.





OBITNunleyJoseph.jpg (12365 bytes)Joseph Taylor Nunley, age 22, of Sabinal and his brother, Thomas, died tragically July 28, 2012, in an automobile accident after lunch en route to their Coyote Ranch near Sabinal.
Taylor was born July 17, 1990, in Sabinal, the son of Dana and Robert Nunley, Jr.
A memorial service was held at the Coyote Ranch August 1.
Interment was at the Coyote Ranch.

 

OBITNunleyThomas.jpg (9864 bytes)Thomas Henry Nunley, age 20 of Sabinal, and his brother Taylor, died tragically July 28, 2012, in an automobile accident after lunch en route to their Coyote Ranch near Sabinal.
He was born June 9, 1992, in Sabinal, the son of Dana and Robert Nunley Jr.
A memorial service was held at the Coyote Ranch August 1.
Interment was at the Coyote Ranch.


Virginia Smith Petri, longtime resident of Devine, and more recently, Jourdanton, passed away at the age of 89.
She was born in Guthrie, OK, Oct. 17, 1922.
Funeral services were July 18 at the First United Methodist Church in Devine.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.


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Sadie LaNell “Nell” Penney
, was born January 18, 1923, in Devine, was surrounded by her family during the days that led up to her passing away peacefully on July 22, 2012.
Funeral services were held at Hurley Funeral Home July 25. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Devine.





OBITRainey.jpg (55412 bytes)Eva Dell Rainey, lovingly known as “Mammaw,” age 81 of Bandera and formerly of Hondo, passed away July 21, 2012.
She was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Marathon.
Graveside service was July 22 at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.








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Carmen “Johnnie” Tondre Santleben
, age 83 of La Coste, passed away July 4, 2012.
She was born July 16, 1928, in Castroville.
Funeral service was July 7 at Zion Lutheran Church.
Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.




OBITInellSchmidt.jpg (80901 bytes)Inell “Nellie” Rose Schmidt, age 83, passed away peacefully July 31, 2012, at Arkansas Hospice at Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs, where she was a resident of Ft. Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation.
She was born March 11, 1929.
Funeral services Friday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.
Interment Sat., Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with prayer services and reception at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, both in Texas City.



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James Bertrand “Chick” Tschirhart
, age 83 of Hondo, passed away July 7, 2012.
He was born Feb. 23, 1929, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited July 10 and the Funeral Mass was celebrated July 11, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Entombment was at Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Mausoleum.

 

 

Michael F. Wingate, age 55 of Bandera, passed away July 29, 2012, in San Antonio.
Funeral service was July 31 at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Jerome Winkler
, age 58 of San Antonio, passed away July 9, 2012.
Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale.
Interment in Stockdale Cemetery.

 


August 2012

 

OBITAlbrecht_Frank_Jr_Obit.jpg (74330 bytes)Frank “Opa” Albrecht, Jr., age 83 of Austin, passed away Aug. 30, 2012.
He was born April 3, 1929, in Austin.
Funeral service was Sept. 4 at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Funeral Home Mausoleum Chapel in Austin.
Interment was in Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Cemetery.




Allegra Louise Butts
, age 60, formerly of Natalia, passed away August 3, 2012, in New Braunfels.
Graveside memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.
No visitation at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine prior to service.

Josephine A. Robles Caballero, age 89 of Castroville, passed away Aug. 29, 2012, at home.
She was born Mar. 19, 1923 in Etzatlan, Jalisco, Mexico.
Graveside service was Sept. 5 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Stephanie Suzanne Centilli
, age 60 of Hockley, passed away August 5, 2012, in Tomball.
She was born January 1, 1952, in Hondo.
Visitation Friday 6-8 p.m. , August 10, at Magnolia Funeral home in Magnolia, TX.
Funeral service 11a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, officiated by Pastor Scott Zbylot of Silver Springs Baptist Church.
Interment in Magnolia Memorial Gardens.

Roy C. “Buddy” DuBose, age 78 of Devine, passed away August 18, 2012, in San Antonio.
Funeral service held 11 a.m. today August 23, at First Baptist Church in Devine.
Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

In 2011, John Furr was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. (http://www.texasradiohalloffame.com/2011-bios-photos.pdf).
A memorial service was held Saturday, August 25, in the Youth Center of Oak Hills Church, 19595 I-10 West in San Antonio.
On-line guest book at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.


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Anna Laura “Ann” Renken Jones
, age 90 of Hondo passed away August 15, 2012.
She was born February 20, 1922, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited Sunday at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, followed by interment at Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Section.

 

Patrick Wayne Kee, age 34, went to be with our Lord August 31, 2012, in San Antonio, after a long, painful and gallant fight.
He was born Aug. 30, 1978, in San Antonio.
Funeral services were Sept. 5, at Mission Park Funeral Home, officiated by Dr. Michael Passmore.

OBITKorbell.jpg (137645 bytes)Emma Raska Korbell passed away Monday, August 6, 2012, at the age of 93.
She was born June 6, 1919, in Floresville.
Visitation Thursday, August 9, 6-7 p.m., followed by recitation of The Rosary at 7 p.m., both at Porter Loring Chapel, 1101 McCullough in San Antonio.
Memorial Mass 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church, 102 Lorenz, in San Antonio.
Private Graveside service for the family.





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Sharon Kay Kothmann
, age 70 of Hondo, passed away Aug. 30, 2012, in San Antonio.
She was born July 10, 1942, in Hillsboro, OH.
Funeral service was Sept. 3 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

OBITLeinweber.jpg (127686 bytes)Hilmer Walter Leinweber, age 87 of San Antonio, passed away August 2, 2012.
He was born in Hondo Nov. 9, 1924.
Funeral service was Aug. 5 at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.




Arthur Lery, age 77 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Aug. 5, 2012.
A memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church of Hondo Aug. 7.



OBITLutz_Kenneth_obit.jpg (70127 bytes)Kenneth James Lutz, age 60, passed away on Aug. 17, 2012, at home in Rio Medina.
He was born Jan. 13, 1952, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited and Mass of Resurrection celebrated Aug. 21 at St. Louis Catholic Church.








OBITMacDaniel_William_E.jpg (40391 bytes)Major William “Bill” Eugene MacDaniel
, USAF retired, age 88 of Air Force Village II, San Antonio, was promoted to glory Aug. 29, 2012.
He was born Jan. 4, 1924 in Connersville, IN.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Sept. 4 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Interment with full military honors was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.


OBITMartinez_Dominga.jpg (76125 bytes)Dominga Martinez, age 88 of Castroville, passed away Aug. 21, 2012, at home.
She was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Gonzales.
The Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home opened for Visitation Thursday, Aug. 23, noon to 8 p.m.
Recitation of The Rosary at 7 p.m.
Mass of Resurrection celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Interment in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

Maximo Oranday, age 81, passed on to be with our Lord August 4, 2012.
A prayer service was held Aug. 9 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Service Thursday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. at Hondo Funeral Home.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

Nina “Robbie” Robertson, age 104, went to her heavenly home August 22, 2012.
She was born Oct. 10, 1907, in Mountain Home, ID.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 25, at 10 a.m. in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
She was laid to rest with her husband at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.


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Elizabeth Lucille Jordan Selle
, age 89 of Hondo, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012.
She was born May 1, 1923, in Vernon.
Funeral service was Aug. 26, at First United Methodist Church-Hondo, followed by interment at Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Section.



OBITSolis_Francisco.jpg (60715 bytes)Francisco Franco Solis, age 80 of La Coste, passed away Aug. 28, 2012, at home.
He was born Jan. 29, 1932, in La Coste.
Visitation Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home is 9 a.m, Friday, Aug. 31, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.
Interment at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

obit-O.Jay Williams.jpg (18876 bytes)O. Jay Williams went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 11, 2012.
He was born May 25, 1935, in Spearman, Texas.





Fatima “Kandi” Zinsmeyer, age 62 of La Coste, passed away Aug. 17, 2012.
She was born Nov. 20, 1949, in Tripoli, Africa.
The Rosary was recited Aug. 20 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
The Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Aug. 21 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

OBITZuckero.jpg (111590 bytes)Nichols “Nick” Zuckero, age 84 of Yancey, passed away August 1, 2012.
He was born in Houston, April 8, 1928.
Funeral service was held at Yancey United Methodist Church August 4 with Pastor Tim Birkner officiating.
Interment at Yancey Cemetery included a Masonic Funeral Service.





September 2012

Donald Eldon Allen, age 82, went home to be with his Lord September 15, 2012.
He was born Sept. 29, 1929.
Funeral service was Sept. 19 at Shearer Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio.
Interment was in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full Air Force Honors.

Jesusa Barrios
, age 73, passed on to be with our Lord Sept 5, 2012.
The Rosary was recited Sept. 9 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 10 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

Wesley Thompson Beck Jr.
returned to our Lord September 19, 2012, at the age of 60, after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born April 28, 1952, in San Antonio.
Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Hondo Funeral Home with a 7 p.m. Rosary.
Mass of Resurrection 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Inez R. Briscoe, age 88 of Devine, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Devine.
Inez was born in Devine, November 22, 1923.
Visitation Friday, October 5, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 2-9 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at First Baptist Church in Devine.
Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.


OBITCoker_Ernest_P_B-W_obit.jpg (63618 bytes)Ernest Paul Coker
went home to be with the Lord Sept. 2, 2012, at the age of 83.
He was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Honey Grove.
The family held a private memorial service.





Louis Cruz
, age 84, passed on to be with our Lord September 1, 2012.
The Rosary was recited Sept. 5 and Funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 6, both at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Natalia.
Interment was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Devine.

Charlotte DeVenny, age 64, passed on to be with our Lord August 30, 2012.
A memorial service was held Sept. 2, 2012, at Hondo Funeral Home.

Elias D. Esquibel Sr., age 81 of Devine, passed away Sept. 28, 2012, at home.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 2 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home.
Mass was celebrated Oct. 3 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Devine.

OBITJoe_M_FohnH.jpg (61780 bytes)Joe Maurice Fohn, age 83 of Hondo, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
He was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Hondo.
Memorial service was Sept. 12 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Private interment at a later date at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.



OBITFOLEY.jpg (51216 bytes)Joanne Gleason Foley, age 74 of Castroville, passed away September 26, 2012, at home.
She was born Jan. 16, 1938, in Mobile, AL.
The Rosary was recited at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Oct. 2.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Oct. 3 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.




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David Ray Gallegos
, age 57, of D’Hanis, currently residing in San Angelo, passed away September 23, 2012.
He was born July 26, 1955, in Hondo.
Recitation of the Rosary, followed by a celebration of the Funeral Mass were Sept. 26 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D’Hanis.
Interment was at San Francisco Cemetery, D’Hanis.


Ray “Wolf” Gallegos ; age 72, passed on to be with our Lord Sept. 4, 2012.
The Rosary was recited Sept. 7, and the Funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 8, both at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Devine.
Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.


OBITGarciaThen.jpg (173020 bytes)
OBITGarciaNow.jpg (325190 bytes)Frank L. Garcia Sr.,
age 91 of Hondo, passed away Sept. 16, 2012.
He was born April 19, 1921, in Hondo.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 20 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, LaCoste.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.




Leonard Charles Halty
, a World War II Navy veteran, passed away September 15, 2012, in Lufkin.
A San Antonian since 1950, he was 88. Born Oct. 17, 1923, in La Coste.
Rosary and Funeral Mass were Sept. 24 at St. Mary Magdalen Church in San Antonio.
Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio.


Virginia “Nana” Cross Hartung, age 84 of St. Paul, TX,went to be with our Lord and Savior September 17, 2012.
Virginia was born June 15, 1928, in Bulpitt, IL.
Burial services held at Oakwood Cemetery in Hondo September 30 at 2 p.m.

OBITHerrera.jpg (60825 bytes)Jesusita Herrera, age 82 of Devine, passed away September 2, 2012 at home.
The Rosary was recited Sept. 5 at Hurley Funeral Home.
Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 6, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.





Nuel Randolph “Jack” Highsmith, age 89 of Hondo, passed away Sept. 13, 2012.
He was born Oct. 26, 1922, in Spicewood.
Memorial service was Sept. 16, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Private interment at a later date.





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Georgia Mae Hill
, age 74, went to be with our Lord from her home in San Antonio, September 7, 2012.
FuneralCaring USA, San Antonio





OBITJohnson.jpg (22821 bytes)Cecilia Katie Johnson, age 82, of Hondo passed away September 18, 2012.
She was born June 15, 1930, in Hondo.
Funeral service was Sept. 21, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Interment at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.






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Evelyn Annette Fowler Jordan,
age 55 of rural Hondo, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, September 7, 2012.
She was born Jan. 18, 1957, in Robstown.
Funeral service was Sept. 12 at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home.
Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio.


OBITKeiffer.jpg (54167 bytes)Donald Chester Kieffer, age 87 of Washington Island, WI, and Hondo, passed away September 4, 2012, in Sturgeon Bay, WI with his family by his side.
He was born Feb. 17, 1925, in Dixon, IL,.
Celebration of his life held Sept. 22, at 11a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church on Washington Island with Rev. Frank Maxwell officiating.
Online guestbook is available at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.




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Bee Martin
, age 98, died peacefully September 14, 2012, in her beloved Lytle home.
She was born April 24, 1914, in Sabinal.
Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home




OBITMumme.jpg (48860 bytes)George Otto Mumme, age 84, of Hondo passed away September 21, 2012.
He was born August 6, 1928, in Vandenberg, where grew up and went to school.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, followed by interment at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.




OBITPerkis.jpg (71339 bytes)Evangelina J. Perkis, age 82, of San Antonio, passed away Sept. 28, 2012.
She was born Oct. 18, 1929, in Cementville, Bexar County, TX.
Funeral Service was Oct. 3 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Interment of her ashes Friday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery.



OBITSauri_Cathy.jpg (87361 bytes)Dr. Catherine Jo “Cathy” Varga Sauri, M.D. age 67 of Helotes, passed away Sept. 10, 2012, in Austin.
She was born March 22, 1945, in San Antonio.
Visitation Thursday, Sept. 13, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m.
Rosary at 7 p.m.
The Mass of Resurrection celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes. Interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery of Helotes.

Former Hugoton resident David Michael Schmidt Sr., age 50, passed away August 19, 2012, in Blackwell, OK.
He was born October 12, 1961, in Fullerton, CA.
Memorial service was Aug. 23, at First United Methodist Church in Blackwell.

Phillip Schmiz, age 68, of Hondo passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
Phillip and his twin sister were born July 2, 1944, in Orange.
Private burial at a later date.

Elizabeth Schroeder, age 88 of Taylor, formerly of Devine, passed away Sept. 1, 2012.
She was a native of Taylor and celebrated her faith at Trinity Lutheran of Taylor.
A memorial service is pending.

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Roy Vance Wilkinson
, age 83 of Mico, passed away Sept. 12, 2012.
He was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Cleburne.
The memorial service was Sept. 14 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Private interment.

 

 


October 2012


OBITBalmos_HaroldBW.jpg (45684 bytes)Harold John “Harry” Balmos of Castroville went home to be with his Lord October 11, 2012, at the age of 90.
He was born Sept. 12, 1922 in San Antonio, where he grew up and graduated from St. Michael’s Catholic High School.
The Rosary was recited at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Oct. 14. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Oct. 15 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Entombment was in St. Louis Garden Mausoleum.


Yolanda Meade Barker
of Castroville, beloved sister and aunt, went to be with the Lord October 2, 2012.
Funeral Caring USA

Angela Eden Barrios was born September 16, 1982 in Hondo.
Funeral service was held at Hondo Funeral Home October 6.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Alta Corrinne Bender, age 81 of Devine, passed away October 10, 2012, in San Antonio.
Graveside service was October 13 at Evergreen Cemetery.

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Marvin Felix Beyer
, age 80 of Hondo, passed away Oct. 13, 2012.
He was born Feb. 5, 1932, in Fredericksburg.
Funeral service was Oct. 16 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Pastor Dave Mayer officiated.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.


OBIBippert,Leonard.jpg (61825 bytes)Leonard Alfred Bippert, age 97 of Castroville, passed away October 5, 2012, in San Antonio.
He was born March 27, 1915, at the family .
Funeral Service Thursday, Oct. 11, at Zion Lutheran Church, Castroville.
Interment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Castroville.



OBITCagle.jpg (56599 bytes)James Oliver “Buddy” Cagle, 79 of Hondo, went to be with the Lord on October 27, 2012.
He was born in San Antonio June 24, 1933.
Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at New Fountain United Methodist Church.



Mickey Conde, age 60 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Oct. 16, 2012.
Rosary was recited Oct. 24 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

Rosa Corona, age 94 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Oct. 17, 2012.
The Rosary was recited and Funeral Mass celebrated October 18 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

OBITCOX.jpg (39745 bytes)Annette Marie Rothe Cox left this earth to be with Our Lord Oct. 4, 2012, after a brief stay at Methodist Hospital and then at Christus Sister Mary Hospice Center with her loving family accompanying her every step of the way.
She was born Oct. 23, 1917, on the family ranch in Medina Co.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church Oct. 10.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Section.





Celso De Leon
, age 67 of Kerrville, passed away Oct. 17, 2012 in Kerrville.
He was born April 6, 1945, in Hondo.
Funeral services were Oct. 23 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Kerrville.

Cindy Garza, age 36, passed on to be with our Lord October 5, 2012.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 8 at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 9, 2012 at
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

George Gutierres, age 57, passed on to be with our Lord October 1, 2012.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 4 and the Funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 5, both at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio.
Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery in San Antonio.

Antonio G. Guzman Sr., age 90 of Natalia, passed away Oct. 26, 2012 in San Antonio, surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Charlotte.
Graveside Service with Military Honors was Oct. 31 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Oralia Hernandez, age 61 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Oct. 19, 2012.
Memorial service was October 21 at Hondo Funeral Home.


OBITJonesThen.jpg (207288 bytes)OBITNowJones.jpg (273022 bytes)Frances Virginia Hatfield Jones
, age 94 of Hondo, passed away October 28, 2012.
She was born Oct. 9, 1918, in Dill City, OK.
Funeral service was Oct. 30 at New Fountain United Methodist Church. Interment was in New Fountain Cemetery.

 

OBITLopez.jpg (17524 bytes)Ramon Constante Lopez, age 81 of Hondo, passed away October 15, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born October 1, 1931, in D’Hanis.
Funeral service was Oct. 17 at Church on the Hill.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

OBITMARRS.jpg (471116 bytes)Mary Jane McClaugherty Marrs, age 92 of Hondo, passed away October 18, 2012.
She was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Yancey.
Funeral service was Oct. 22 at First United Methodist Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 



OBITMobley.jpg (25578 bytes)Sandra Kay Mobley, age 63 of Hondo, passed away Oct. 23, 2012, in San Antonio.
She was born May 25, 1949, in Peoria, IL.
A memorial service was held at her home in Hondo on Friday, Oct. 26.






OBITNettelfield.jpg (80533 bytes)John Peter Nettelfield, 78, a businessman in the field of biotechnology, and his wife, Jean Smith Nettelfield, 70, an educator, both of San Antonio, died in Ramsey, MN, Sept.1, 2012.
The Nettelfields were struck by a car while crossing a street in Ramsey, where they were staying overnight en route back to Texas after visiting family in Canada.
John was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1934.
Jean was born in Chicago in 1941.
Memorial service was held Oct. 25 at MacArthur Park Lutheran Church in San Antonio.

 

Rosemary De Leon Ortega, age 56 of San Antonio, passed away Oct. 18, 2012, at home.
She was born Aug. 18, 1956, in San Antonio.
Private memorial service.


James Edward “Jimmy” Rogers
, age 85 of Hondo passed away Monday, October 1, 2012.
Funeral Mass was Oct. 3 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Ernestina M. Saldana
, age 48 of Natalia, passed away October 27, 2012, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited October 30 at the St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Natalia.

OBITSolis_Gloria_Sauceda.jpg (116137 bytes)Gloria Sauceda Solis, age 56 of Castroville, passed away Oct. 19, 2012, in San Antonio.
She was born Oct. 4, 1956, in Littlefield.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 24 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Services conclude at the church.



OBITTrinidad.jpg (106160 bytes)Reymundo Gonzales Trinidad, age 91 of Hondo, passed away Oct. 15, 2012, in Arlington.
He was born Sept. 7, 1921, in Poth.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 19 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

 

 

 


November 2012



Senon R. Abrego Jr., age 74 of Rockford, died Nov. 5, 2012, after a long illness.
He was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Hondo.
Visitation and funeral service 12-1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. respectively, Friday, Nov. 9, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services’ Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford. The Rev. Dean Parker will officiate.
Burial in New Milford Cemetery. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh.com.


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Jesse D. Allen
, age 90, passed away quietly in his home November 13, 2012.
He was born May 21, 1922 in Cooper.
Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Hondo Church of Christ.
Burial of his ashes at Oakwood Cemetery, Hondo.




OBITCAMERON.jpg (50434 bytes)Alexander Colin Cameron, age 46 of Hondo, departed this world November 16, 2012.
He was born April 4, 1966, in Hondo.
Graveside service was held Nov. 20, at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.







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David Lee “DJ” Carlson, Jr.,
age 19 of Devine, passed away November 19, 2012, in Atascosa Co.
Visitation Friday, Nov. 23, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine from 2-9 p.m. with a Prayer service at 6 p.m.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the First Baptist Church in Devine.
Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.


Veteran Texas journalist Ralph B. Cole, 78, died Oct. 11, 2012, in Denton.
He was born July 27,1934, in Fort Worth.
He was editor of the Hondo Anvil Herald from 1956-1957.

Mary Collins, age 88 of Reisterstown, MD, died November 16, 2012, in Randallstown.
She was born January 17, 1924, in Deluth, MN.
Services and interment were Nov. 26 at All Saints’ Cemetery, Reisterstown.
Online condolences may be made at www. ElineFuneralHome.com.

OBITdorriesthen.jpg (73479 bytes)Ethel Mae Geyer Dorries, age 87 of Hondo, passed away peacefully in her beloved home, Nov. 4, 2012.
She was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Nordheim.
Honoring her wishes, private memorial service for immediate family.

Paula Solis Escamilla went to be with the Lord on November 6, 2012.
She was born on January 25, 1928.
A 10 a.m. Funeral Mass was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crystal City, on Friday Nov. 9, 2012, followed by burial at Edgewood Cemetery in Crystal City.


obit-Jeanne_Marie_Keller_Godette.jpg (14443 bytes)Jeanne Marie Keller Godette
, age 60, of San Antonio, passed away Nov. 8, 2012 in San Antonio.
Jeanne was born April 16, 1952, in Castroville.
A Memorial Service was held November 12, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.



OBITGonzales.jpg (17943 bytes)Jose Ervey Gonzales, age 73 of D’Hanis, passed away November 3, 2012.
He was born Aug. 20, 1939, in D’Hanis.
The Rosary was recited Nov. 7 at the Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral Mass 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Interment was in San Francisco Cemetery, D’Hanis.






Lazara Gonzales
, age 88 of La Coste, passed away Nov. 5, 2012, in Hondo.
She was born Dec. 17, 1923, in Hondo.
Visitation Thursday, Nov. 8, 12-5:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, followed by a 7 p.m.
Rosary at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Mass of Resurrection Friday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Interment at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

Robert D. “Bob” Hester of Castroville went home to be with his Lord Nov. 2, 2012, at the age of 77.
He was born Dec. 28, 1934 in Waveland, IN.
Visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Memorial Mass of Resurrection Monday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Services conclude at the church with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 460.
At his request, his ashes will be buried at sea by the U.S. Navy.

Obit_Hitzfeldergs.jpg (9759 bytes)Bernice Agnes Keller Hitzfelder, age 94, of La Coste, passed away Nov. 12, 2012.
Bernice was born Aug. 15, 1918 in La Coste.
Mass of Resurrection Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Interment at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.



Mavis Sibley Kreinhop, of Castroville, entered eternal rest November 12, 2012, at the age of 96.
Visitation 2 - 9 p.m. Friday, November 16, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine, with the family receiving friends from 4 -6:30 p.m.
Funeral services Saturday, November 17, at 11 a.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Devine.
Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

OBITKRUEGER_Cody.jpg (62341 bytes)Cody Ray Krueger, 29, went to be with the Lord November, 18, 2012, after fighting a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Rosary recited Nov. 20 and Mass of Resurrection celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m., both at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 11150 Macdona-LaCoste Road, Macdona.
Interment at the church cemetery.




Frederic Lane Lorentson
, age 59 of Devine, passed away November 11, 2012, in Hondo.
Services at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 24, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Devine.

Dennis McQueen, age 69, of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord on October 30, 2012.
A Memorial Service was held at on Nov 3, 2012, at Hondo Funeral Home.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery.

Dorothy Mae Wells Orr, age 87 of San Antonio, went to be with the Lord November 5, 2012.
She was born Jan. 23, 1925.
Visitation 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Alamo Funeral Home, 624 North Alamo, in San Antonio.
Funeral services Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 12 p.m. at Baptist Temple Church, 901 East Drexel Avenue, San Antonio.
Interment will at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery.

112112COACHORTEGA.jpg (14690 bytes)Jose Enrique Ortega, age 52, of Hondo, passed away November 21, 2012, in San Antonio.
He was born Sept. 12, 1960, in Hondo.
A rosary in honor of Coach Ortega was held at the Hondo High School Activities Center November 23.
Funeral mass was celebrated the following day at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.


OBITRodriguez.jpg (63883 bytes)Corrina Rodriguez, age 46 of Mesquite, passed away November 27, 2012.
She was born Oct. 10, 1966, in Dallas.
Funeral service was Nov. 30. Interment was in Laurel Oaks Memorial Park, Mesquite.







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José A. Salinas
, 57, passed away November 4, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas.
He was born September 27, 1955, in Laredo, Texas, and grew up in Roma, Texas.
A memorial service was held in San Antonio on Saturday, November 10, at 10 a.m.
Burial of his remains will follow at a later date at Queen of Peace Cemetery in Roma.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Stand Up To Cancer (www.standup2cancer.org).

 

OBITSANCHEZ.jpg (37284 bytes)Louisa Sanchez, age 81 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord November 15, 2012.
A prayer service was held Nov. 18, and funeral service was conducted Nov. 19, both at Hondo Funeral Home.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.






OBITSchweers.jpg (77406 bytes)Elsa Elizabeth Schweers of Hondo went to be with her Lord November 29, 2012, at the age of 102.
She was born August 12, 1910, in Quihi, the daughter of Albert Julious and Ida Breiten Mumme. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
Services were held at New Fountain United Methodist Church Dec. 3.
Graveside service was in Oakwood Cemetery. Services were co-conducted by Rev. Mel Hazelwood and Rev. Gary Schulte.

OBITTHOMAS.jpg (34086 bytes)Cheryl Bendele Thomas, 43, passed away peacefully at her home in New Braunfels surrounded by her loving family November 10, 2012.
She was born in San Antonio February 6, 1969.
Memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, in New Braunfels at First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio St.

 

 

OBITBillWhite.jpg (90054 bytes)William “Bill” White, age 91 of Hondo, passed from this life November 22, 2012.
He was born April 28, 1921, in Greenville, SC.
Funeral service was Nov. 25 at First United Methodist Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 



Guillermina ZuaZua
, age 76, passed on to be with our Lord Nov 30, 2012.
A prayer service was held Dec. 2, and chapel service Dec. 3, both at Hondo Funeral Home.
Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

 

December 2012



Donna Jean Carroll Albrecht, age 60 of Devine, passed away December 6, 2012, at home.
Funeral service was Dec. 8 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Lois Marie Ball Banks, age 76 of San Antonio, passed away Dec. 19, 2012, at home.
She was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Wapello, IA.
Visitation 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service at Medina Valley United Methodist Church in Castroville.
Private interment at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, where her husband was laid to rest Aug. 2, 2012.

OBITBeard_JoannTondre.jpg (21675 bytes)Joann Tondre Beard, age 77 of Castroville, passed away Dec. 21, 2012.
She was born Mar. 5, 1935, in Freer.
A private memorial service is planned.




OBITBohmfalk.jpg (34849 bytes)Dr. Clyde Edward Bohmfalk, age 74, a resident of both Austin and Hondo, passed away December 9, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born September 4, 1938, in Hondo.
Funeral service was Dec. 12 at New Fountain United Methodist Church.
Burial was in Hondo Cemetery.




OBITBrown_Alene.jpg (55549 bytes)Alene Marie Grimes Brown, age 94 of Castroville, went to be with the Lord December 18, 2012, passing away in San Antonio.
She was born November 12, 1918, in Glazier.
isitation 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville followed by interment at 2 p.m. at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in New Braunfels.


Rae Anita Belzung Burell, age 85 of Castroville, passed away Dec. 17, 2012, in Castroville.
She was born July 23, 1927, in Bexar County.
The Rosary was recited Dec. 19 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Entombment in St. Louis Garden Mausoleum.

Ethel Lee Small Fackrell, age 82, a resident of rural Hondo, passed away December 9, 2012.
She was born October 18, 1930, near Yancey.
Family gathered to celebrate her life at her home December 14, 2012.

Guadalupe Garza, age 95, passed on to be with our Lord December 9, 2012.
The Rosary was recited Dec. 11 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 12 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Elene M. Groff, age 87 of Hondo, passed away December 1, 2012.
She was born January 17, 1925, in Hondo.
Her memorial was Dec. 4 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Quihi.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Quihi Cemetery at a later date.

Sulema “Emma” Lopez Gutierrez, age 92 of Hondo, passed from this life Dec. 29, 2012.
She was born June 26, 1920, in Hondo.
Funeral service was Jan. 2 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Entombment was at Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Mausoleum.

Bernice Hunter-Henry, age 91 of Rio Medina, passed away December 7, 2012, in San Antonio.
She was born June 6, 1921, in San Antonio.
Funeral service was Dec. 10 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Graveside service was Dec. 11 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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Melba Hood Jellerson
, age 88 of Castroville, passed away Dec. 19, 2012.
She was born July 31, 1924, in Mechanic Falls, ME.
The funeral home open for the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m.
Services conclude at the Funeral Home.



Harold Jones, 77, passed away December 25, 2012, in Abilene.
He was born in Sipe Springs May 5, 1935.
Private interment was in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene, followed by a memorial service Dec. 28 at Broadview Baptist Church in Abilene.

OBITLewis_Leroy_Lou.jpg (56820 bytes)Leroy “Lew” Lewis, age 79 of Castroville, passed away December 13, 2012, at home.
He was born August 27, 1933, in Mabank.
Memorial service was Dec. 17 at Zion Lutheran Church in Castroville.

 

 

OBITMartin.jpg (102491 bytes)Oliver Ross Martin, age 78, longtime resident of Hondo, went to be with the Lord December 14, 2012, after a long battle with complications from cancer.
He was born on the Martin Farm in Yancey, March 10, 1934.
Funeral service was Dec. 17 at First United Methodist Church, Hondo.
Interment was in Yancey Cemetery.




Florinda Noah, age 77 of Kilgore, passed away December 14, 2012.
Funeral service was December 19 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Jeffery Brian Parks, age 64 of Uvalde, passed on to be with our Lord Dec. 17, 2012.
He was born Jan. 12, 1948, in the Old Marritt hospital in Uvalde.
Funeral service was Dec. 20 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 
Interment was in Barksdale Cemetery.

OBITCaspar.jpg (36472 bytes)Caspar Stieler Real, age 67 of D’Hanis passed away December 23, 2012.
He was born June 4, 1945, in Fredericksburg.
Funeral service Thursday, Dec. 27, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Kerrville, officiated by The Rev. Stockton Williams.
Interment at the Real Family Cemetery with a reception at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

 


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Sharie Moore Riff
, age 61, passed away at her home in the country near Hondo December 12, 2012.
She was born in Alice August 10, 1952.
Funeral service was held at New Fountain United Methodist Church Dec. 18.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

George Vernon Schott was born October 20, 1926, in Devine.
He passed peacefully in his sleep at home December 6, 2012.
The Rosary was recited Dec. 10 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass was celebrated Dec. 11 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

OBITschweers.jpg (80076 bytes)Julianna “Julie” Schweers, age 73, loving wife, devoted mother, proud grandmother and great-grandmother, and faithful friend to many, passed from this life December 8, 2012.
Rosary recited at Sparkman Crane Funeral Home, 10501 Garland Road, Dallas, Dec. 13, 7-9 pm.
Funeral mass at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3030 Gus Thomasson Road, Dallas Dec. 14, at 10 am.
Reception in the St. Pius X Parish Hall after the service with entombment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Rowlett, at 1 p.m.



Teresa B. Silva, age 52, passed on to be with our Lord December 6, 2012.
The Rosary was recited Dec. 10 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 11 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

OBITJohn_SimmangH.jpg (60618 bytes)John William Simmang, age 75, went to be with the Lord December 8, 2012.
He was born Jan. 12, 1937.
Funeral service was Dec. 12 at Colonial Funeral Home.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.



Guadalupe Soliz, age 79, passed on to be with our Lord Dec 1, 2012.
The Rosary was recited Dec 3 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 4 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Jill Marie Solomon, age 61 of Devine, passed away December 12, 2012, at home.
Celebration of life 6 p.m. Friday, December 21, in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church, Devine.
No visitation and no other services are scheduled at this time.


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Susan Elizabeth Mims Tipton
of Chesapeake, VA, who passed away peacefully in her sleep and was welcomed home by her loving Savior December 19, 2012.
Memorial service Sat., June 8, at First United Methodist Church in Hondo, followed by the service of Committal of Ashes at Hondo Cemetery.
She was born in San Antonio October 10, 1945.

 

 

Catharina Wilhelmina Koster Trapp, age 81, of Hondo passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
She was born Feb. 4, 19 31, in Occupied Holland.
Graveside service 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

Jesus Valdez, age 63, passed on to be with our Lord Dec. 18, 2012.
The Rosary was recited Dec. 20 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church Dec. 21.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Devine.


OBITLaura_WentzH.jpg (58581 bytes)Laura Jane Wiemers Wentz, age 79 of Hondo, passed from this life to her eternal home in heaven Dec. 8, 2012.
She was born December 10, 1932, at the family farm, seven miles northeast of Hondo in
 the Vandenburg Community.
Funeral service was Dec. 12 at New Fountain United Methodist Church.
Interment was in New Fountain Cemetery.

 

 

OBITwhitakerpast.jpg (104336 bytes)OBITWhitakercurrent.jpg (131589 bytes)Ruth Margaret Whitaker, age 77, passed away December 26, 2012,
She was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Jacksonville, FL.
Funeral was December 29 at Hurley Funeral Home.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Devine.

 

Matthew Thomas Whitley, age 31 of Devine, passed away December 28, 2012, at home.
The Rosary was recited at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Jan. 2.
Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Graveside services and interment held at a later date.

Ervin L. Willard, 73, a career professional with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, passed away at home in Uvalde December 1, 2012, following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was born November 22, 1939, in Aberdeen.
A memorial service to celebrate his life was held Dec. 4, at the First Baptist Church in Uvalde.

Antoinette Wofford
, 81 of Moore, passed away Dec. 27, 2012.
She was born July 31, 1931 in Pearsall.
Graveside services were Dec. 29 at Moore Cemetery.

 

 


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